Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)

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Young . , N ,... .x : x ,A .. tn, .I . , - Q 1 A Il - , 4, 'S 1 Q 3 if . L , - . - Z 4, .V . fis "'fw 4 x 552 it L3 Yip? R T iq l i if x K ,Q Nl H I ff' z ,.,..,.-v-.--u--w 'JHVI WE 'Z' , , v 1' X Wx " - '- , " , , ,wp -1 fvf Y LO THE SASSAMON C lass Day Programmo Proccssional, "Praise Ye the Father" . . . . Gl7Itll!7Ll HIGII SCIIUUI, CJRCIIICSTRA National Anthem . ..... lfruzzvix ,frail Kry Address of VVelconIe RIcIIARII .loIIN CI,ASI:Y, l'1'v.vidcIIf, C'Iu.I.v nf 1949 Selection, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" . . Stcjfiiv-R1'1Igf'zw1Ir1-lVuriugf SENIOR CLASS .'ll'l'0IIlf7tIll-liXf, GEoRGI3 RlQ'IlAIill S1'ocIcI:RIIIGI-3 ' History ' VINk'EN'F D. CARIlEI,l,IL'CllIU Selection, Finale from "The Song of Man" . . . Rivlmrd Koizufs' SENIOR CIIoRUS .'lfl'0lIlf7lIIIli.Yf, GEORGE RIcIIARII Sillflkllilllflllfilf Class Poem l"4l,0Rl2NCIE FISIIER Class Song ll'nrr1.w and music by ICIINA lJURO'l'IlY LANGMIQAII and NANIA' NIARY PRIURI-f Class Will JIIIIN JIISIQIIII COCIIRAN PI'-esentation of Class Gift RIQHARII joIIN CLASBY, l'1'v.vid.'I1f, C'liI.v.v of ,IU-W AwardsMNational Honor Society Embleins Harvard Prize Book ALFREII A. MAFIfEtD, PriIz,ripI1l Good Citizenship Award MRS. AI,vA N. FISHER ,Sitafv C1ltllI'lllfI1I, 17.A.R. Good Cifisvu Pilg1'iu1uyv CnI1I111,i!1'vc Awards-Anna F. Goodnow Scholarship Natick VVonIan's Club Scholarship MRS. E. DAVIS NVOUIIRURY, P1'I1Iic1v11f, Natick ll'UIlltIlL'S Club Awards-Rotary Club of Natick Scholarships REVERENII PAIII, D, TII,I,ER, Cqllllliflllllll, ,SiL'lll71tlI'XIZl.f7 Cmizzzziflrc Educational Fund Scholarship Award MRS. JAMES C. POWERS, I'rv.vidc1If, Nuiirk Cliflznliv Ilvlllllllllfij CIIII1 Athletic Award J. FRANK SIIIQIQIIAN, C7111-l'l'HIllII, Aflzlcfif .-ldrfixnry Couzizzittvv Alma Mater . ....... Lllflilc' Niclznlx, '26 CLASS or 1049 Recessional, "Graduation March" .... . M. L. Lalcc HIGH ScIIooI, ORcIIIfSTRA IJoNAI,Ii NTATHEXVS, 1950, .7llfI.I'.YlIf1l 6 THF SASSAMON Welcome---Class Day Parents, Teachers, and Friends: On behalf of the Class of 1949 it is my privilege to welcome you to the Class Day Exercises. We are indeed grateful to you, our parents and teachers, for the educational opportunities you have provided for us. May we always make you proud of our accomplishments and may we use the democratic prin. ciples we have learned here to make the world a better place for all. Class History It's been a long, hard, but happy struggle through our three years at Natick High. During these years our class has made more history than many other classes before us. In june, 1946, when we left the junior high and St. Patrick's, our one thought was, "W'hat would high school be like?" In September a somewhat bewildered and confused 170 novices walked through the doors of Natick High School and took their places alphabetically in homerooms as Sophomores. We were given handbooks which introduced the by-laws and rules of the school. We were also given our schedule cards which came in very handy in finding our classes. The fun began when the iirst period bell rang, and we were on our own, trying to find the right rooms. But with the help of upperclassmen and the safety patrol, we made out fairly well. In our first Sophomore assembly Mr. Maffeo greeted us and went over our handbook page by page. This helped us all very much. Our Sophomore elections were underway in October and the results were: Richard Clasby, President, Frank Agostinelli, Vice President, Marie Mattson, Secretaryg and Augustino Laurini, Treasurer. During our first year we held two dances, the first of which was held on November 22 and the second on April 18. They were enjoyed very much by many of the juniors and Seniors who attended. Mr. Plausse was very much pleased with the fine group of huskies which helped to strengthen his football squad. Soon we passed from Sophomores to juniors, leaving behind us many happy and amusing experiences. ' Class elections were again held, giving us a new set of officers: Vincent Cardellicchio, President, james Arena, Vice President, Barbara Lilja, Secre- tary, and Marjorie Frost, Treasurer. We welcomed Miss Grimes to the N. H. S. teaching staff, andito our junior class we welcomed Frances Gallagher, Kenneth Hicks, Florence Parker, and Barbara Brown. Now our class numbered approximately 168 students. Marjorie Frost, janet Connolly, and Barbara Ainsworth were elected to Liirls' State in Bridgewater, while Ted Stamuli, Peter Zicko, james Powers, THE SASSAMON 7 and Paul Carter were elected to Boys' State in Amherst. They were taught government and good citizenship during their two weeks' stay. The Honor Society officers were chosen and they were: Howard Leavitt, President, Marjorie Frost, Vice President, and Irene Meymaris, Secretary. On the athletic fields Richard Clasby, Jim Arena, George Mitchell, Tom Mallery, Bob Drew, jack Kelley, the Varrichione brothers, Frank and Mario, and Fran Dumas all aided in bringing fame to our class. Richard Clasby was awarded a trophy for being the most valuable foot- ball player of the 1948 season, while Jimmy Arena was given a trophy for being the most outstanding baseball player. The captains for the following year's athletic teams were chosen and they were: George Mitchell and jim Arena, co-captains in football, Richard Clasby, hockey, Ted Stamuli, basketball, Don Harris, track, and because most of the boys playing baseball were captains in another sport, a junior boy was elected captain of that sport. We had another great football season, and again beat our rival, Framingham, in the annual Thanksgiving classic. Then came the big social event of our junior year, the Junior Prom. This was to be held on April 30, 1948. It was agreed that it would be held at the Coolidge Junior High School. Eddie McGurr and his all-girl orchestra was chosen to be our dance band. The soft music and beautifully decorated sur- roundings of a made-up night club made this Prom one which will always be remembered as a very successful and wonderful dance. Now we arrived at the part that really made history in high school. Dur- ing the month of April, after many meetings of the junior Executive Board, class advisers and Mr. Maffeo, a plan was formulated to elect our class photographer. Pictures were to be taken at six different studios in Boston, and the class officers were chosen to act as models for the pictures. In October of our Senior year we voted for the pictures, which were picked by a code. As a result, Vantine's was the studio chosen. This seemed to end the happenings of a great junior year, and I believe a good time was had by all. In September of 1948 we the class of "49" started our Senior year with great pride. This year was to be our last, and we wanted to make it our best! Believe me we did! This year we added two more new teachers to the Com- mercial Department, Miss Chellis and Mr. Xanthakyg also a new student, Christine Getchell, and two veterans, Ken Harpell and Hugh O'Rourke, a talented singer, and now we numbered approximately 170. Class elections came fast, and in October our final and permanent officers were chosen: President, Richard Clasbyg Vice President, Alan Piers, Secretary, Ernest Langeving and Treasurer, Marjorie Frost. Our first activity that took place was the Football Dance, which was held December 4, a few weeks after again defeating our rival, Framingham. The lettermen of the football squad were feted at the Meadows for their victory by a successful business man of Natick. A few weeks after that din- ner, the Rotary Club of Natick sponsored a banquet for all the boys on the team. At this banquet, Bob Drew received the Logan Trophy for being the 9 THE SASSAMON most valuable lineman on the Natick team, while again, Richard Clasby received the William E. Hanagan Memorial Trophy, for being the most out- standing backlield player on the team. During the week of January 19 the stage in the auditorium was set as a miniature studio by Vantine's, at which time we nad our pictures taken for the yearbook and also graduation. The Governor of Massachusetts proclaimed a Good Government Day on April 8, 1949. For this one day the duties in the state capitol were performed by high school senators and representatives, and also a student governor. All high schools of surrounding towns held elections for these candidates, and our elections for candidates were as follows: Representative, james Arena, with alternate, Richard Clasby, and Senator, George Mitchell. The Senior Play, "Doctor's Orders," was put on two nights, February 16 and 17, with two different casts, under the capable direction of Mrs. DeMeritt. Kay Neary played the leading part and did a superb job both nights as Letty, the owner of a department store. Barbara Lilja and Beverly Nelson portrayed successfully, the part of Mamie, the maid. Alice Hawes, who took the part of Agatha, and Marie Mattson, who played the part of Julia did a very fine job. Grace Palladino and Annette Grogan, who played the part of Rita, were exceptionally good, and we will never forget the fine acting of Rebecca Col- bourne, Janet Wall, and Peggy Nolan, as the hatmakers, who had the crowd wondering where they ever got such silly looking hats. A look to the opposite sex of the play finds Gene Ames and Donald Hubbard starring in the part of Steve, the man of Rita's dreams, Ernie Langevin as Jerome who hnally won Letty's heartg Walter Gorenflo as Michael, the rough and ready detective who caught Letty shoplifting in her own storeg George Stockbridge as Adolph, Julia's father, and jim Powers as Dr. Reynolds, the eccentric psychiatrist, who could have used some wrestling holds to keep Mamie in her place. Between acts, the audience was held spellbound by the singing of Camille Wiggles- worth and Hugh O'Rourke, as well as by a talented junior, Ruth Barber. This play will always be one of our fondest memories. Early in January Marjorie Frost was chosen by her classmates to receive the D. A. R. Good Citizenship Award. At an award assembly in May Dick Clasby was awarded the Ralph Howard Trophy for his outstanding work on the hockey team and the Italian- American Trophy as an outstanding football player, while jim Arena received the Leonard H. Foley Trophy as the most valuable basketball player. The Class Party will be held on june 8, and our last social function, the Senior Reception, will take place on Friday, june 10. With anxiety in our hearts we look forward to these last gatherings which will end our Senior activities before graduation. This now ends the History of the Class of "49,' until each Senior receives his or her diploma to set them out on his own. Some of us will go on to school, while the rest of us will go out to work. So farewell, Alma Mater, and thank you for all your wonderful friendships. 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U7'hfc37Es 93 THE SASSAMON Class Song THE FoRTY-NINERS The words that have been written, About dear Natick High Do not express our thoughts this day, Our feelings ne'er will die. Our memories we'll cherish, Forever and a day, Through life's weary hours, They'll help us pave the way. We won't fail you, Natick High, For you we'll do or die. We'll uphold the Red and Blue In all the things we do. So let us in our parting, Bestow God's blessings on Our dear Alma Mater, And the friends we've loved so long. EDNA LANGMEAD and NANCY PRIORI 12 THE SASSAMON Class Will Be it remembered, that we, the class of 1949, about to depart our present sphere of influence, in full possession of sound mind and body fexcept those in Room llj and knowing the uncertainty of life, do hereby proclaim this to be our last Will and Testament. To all our teachers we give our thanks for their faith in us, and for their untiring efforts to help us along the arduous road to learning. To show our gratitude, we bequeath them on our departure, calmer days-and more restful nights. To Mr. Maffeo and Mr. Martin, we leave our heart-felt thanks for their never-ending efforts to help us in our studies and for their kindness and advice. To Miss Connolly and Mr. Plausse, our class advisers, we leave our deep- est appreciation for their friendly assistance in our class affairs. To Mrs. DeMeritt, we leave our sincere appreciation for the successful presentation of our Senior Play, "Doctor's Orders." To Mr. Gardner, we leave a face cloth for him to comb his hair. To Mr. Wliite, we leave a year's supply of Air-wick to be distributed profusely throughout the Chem. Lab. To Miss Rafferty, we leave a pair of snow shoes and a pair of skis for use in getting to Natick, the center of civilization, on wintry days and also Phil Harris' popular record, "Thats Wliat I Like About the South." To Mr. McManus, we leave a corps of errand boys to assist him in his many activities. To Miss Shannon, we leave an efficient SASSAMON Staff that can compete with ours in reporting the latest comprehensive news. To Mr. Carroll, we bequeath eight weeks of freezing weather next winter for his new hockey rink. To Miss Griffin, we leave a free course at the F.B.I. School in Waslming- ton for tracking down truants. To Miss Mann, we leave our respect which she greatly deserves for her patience in listening to our grievances both great and small. To the student body as a whole, we leave our dignity, our knowledge, our class spirit, and our sorrow at their grief on seeing us leave these hallowed walls. To the juniors, our rightful heirs, we beqeauth the coming tragedy of "Macbeth" and, spontaneously and without reservations, our most treasured possessions, to wit, our unparalleled brilliance, our self-admitted impertinence, and-in all modesty-our super abundant efficiency, to which we blushingly plead guilty. To the Sophomores, we leave a large framed picture of our honor gradu- ates to show them that life can be beautiful. The Seniors wishing to make individual bequests are as follows: We, the Senior Class, leave a can of oil to Payson Dowst to keep his voice from squeaking. THE SASSAMON 15 We, the Senior Class, leave a successful baseball career with Walnut Hill School to Sonny Troia. We, james Arena and George Mitchell, bequeath our football co-cap- taincy to joe Kane and Wally Montgomery. I, Donald Burke, leave my antics as class clown to Miles O'Reilly. I, Robert Shagoury, leave my tardiness championship to Billy Leacu. I, Tom Mallery, leave my much-admired whiffle haircut to John Detore. I, janet Connolly, leave my wide sense of humor to Lois Feldman. I, Bob Donahue, leave my utter laziness to Teddy Porcella. I, Dick Farley, leave my title of "the fellow with the hottest line," to Teddy Piers. I, George Stockbridge, leave my outstanding music ability to Patsy Par- rinello. I, Bob Henderson, leave my dancing ability to Donald Pacilici. I, Frank Varrichione, leave my dynamic physique to be divided equally between Donald LePage and Paul Eno. I, Ernie Langevin, leave my title of class "wolf" to Scott Heckendon. I, Billy Kelly, leave my argumentative ways and my influence with the office to Paul Buckley. I, Frankie Roberts, leave my air-conditioned car and accessories to Albie Ames. I, Cathy Sandler, leave my reputation as the school's greatest giggler to Ann Robinson. I, Lillian Zicko, leave my 'come-hither" look to june Lee. We, Barbara Heard and Betty Chilson, leave our ability to get high marks to Sheila Spooner and Betty Tetreault. I, Margie Frost, leave my double chin and personality to Colette Powers. I, Camille Wigglesworth, leave my soprano voice to Ruth Barber. I, Florence Fisher, leave my title of editor-in-chief of the SASSAMON to Ruth Baker. I, Frances Branagan, leave my chatterbox championship to Virginia Morris. I, Dubba Drew, leave my reducing machine and carton of Ry-Krisp to Mr. Plausse. I, Dick Clasby, leave my position as the most "sought-after" by the female sex to Roland Taylor. Finally to the auditorium, to the halls, to the classrooms of Natick High School we leave the underclassmen to worry over tests, to write notes, to form twosomes, to yawn, gripe, giggle, and to learn-in brief, to have the best years of their lives. In witness whereof, we hereunto set our hand and seal and declare this to be our last will and testament. JOHN j. COCHRAN Witizerred by: Afzlhony Grzzpporo Williazlz M. Ckzrey Isl THE SASSAMON Class Prophecy At last it's here! The big night of our class reunion! For twenty years we have wondered what our fellow graduates of '49 have been doing, and tonight all will be told. How appropriate that we should be having it at the Meadows, which recalls so many fond memories. This gay, New England night-spot is now owned by Ernie "White Tie and Tails" Langevin. He always was that "Man About Town" type. Where is that taxi??? While debating the question of whether to call another taxi, we hear the screech of brakes, and upon investigation find Betty Brown at the wheel. The ride is so speedy and hectic, no time is left for con- versation-in seconds flat, we are at the door of the Meadows. Walking in the door, we hear a soft voice, "Check your coats ?" We turn and find a lovely, red-haired girl whom we recognize as Janet Byrne. After saying a few words to janet, we walk along to the dining room, and who is at the doorway but Maria DeRosa, proprietor of the "Dainty Dewdrop Flower Shop," handing out posies. Maria tells us about the progress of her nation- wide chain of greenhouses, and informs us that a few of our "Partners in Crime" are already seated at our table. At this point, the headwaiter, Melvin Boyd, suavely takes us to a tingside table where Ted Forance jumps up and lets forth with a torrent of words. He reports that he is now editor of Peek Magazine and that circulation has improved 250W since the publication of his first-hand scoop about that accomplished Broadway star, Cae Neary. In answer to our questioning looks, Ted introduces us to Ray Lawless who is now life- guard at the newly-dedicated David Wetmore Pond. Ray said that David made his millions from the Pyramid Club Bubble which broke in his lap. Crack! snapple! pop! Turning we behold Cathy Howley, the chewing.gum promoter, who gleefully hands us samples. Old age is creeping up on us, we must sit down! Oops-wrong seat-why it's Barbara Ainsworth, that well- known divorce adviser, and she's out cold. Regaining consciousness, Barbara hazily calls, "Tessie! Tessieln We can't supply Tessie, but we can supply the aromatic spirits of ammonia to bring her to. In answer to the obvious ques- tion, Barb replies that Tessie was the very capable stewardess who revived her when needed on the transcontinental Hight from Reno. She went on to say that not only did she see Tessie Sims on that flight, but also janet Wall who is now owner of the notorious "Laughing Wall Gambling Housef' After much hand-shaking and back-slapping, we turn to notice our dis- tinguished celebrities at the head table: Dick McGrath, now governor of the state, Isaac Shagoury, Principal of Natick High School, and Gabby Prescott, President of Wellesley College-not a bad job-5000 women to one mang also, Russell Haddad, Joe Fornaro, our Selectmen and Florence Fisher, our newly-elected selectwomang Irene Meymaris, Ambassador to Mexico, the very dignified Mayor of South Natick, john Hughes, Robert Kirk of the United States Army, now promoted to General by a special citation from the Presi- dent, and last but not least, our dynamic master of ceremonies, Jack Cochran. THE SASSAMCN L5 While waiting for dinner, we look around to see whether any of our other old friends have arrived yet. We see Phyllis Condon distributing hand- bills from the Chamber of Commerce in Dover. It seems as though the hobos have taken -over in that fair city and Phyllis is leading the campaign to drive them out. Unsuccessfully though, because who just walked in, even here at the Meadows, but George Stockbridge, President of the Hobo News, in his best clothes, dogpatch style. Directly behind him is Nancy Priore, the lion tamer, who has also taught her husband to say nothing unless spoken to. Off to the right, we notice a group of babbling women around Vinny Cardellicchio, who is trying to sell his medicines to cure all ailments. One of this group is Mary Doll, the world-renowned tight-rope walker of Barnum 8: Bailey Circus. Someone in the gang tells us that Thomas Donahue is also in that famous troup and has won much success with his educated fleas. Gut attention is drawn to the next table at which Betty Quinn and Gus Laurini, two Boston lawyers, are uproariously engaged in verbal combat. We find that they are arguing about Billy Munro's Society for the Prevention of Marriage to Women of which the latter is president. Out of nowhere, a gruff voice barks, "Take a walk, youse guys, or I'll bounce ya!" We turn to find Betty Chilson with a billy club in her right hand and a ju-jitsu book in her left. Approaching our table is Janet Connolly talking Qas usualj to everyone in general but no one in particular. She informs us she is running a driving school and is doing better with Roy Nieder's invention of the dent-proof car. A waitress comes to take our order. At the sound of her voice, we look up gratefully and recognize Helen Legee. After giving our order, the lights go out and everyone is hushed. There is a fanfare of trumpets. The curtains part, revealing Maestro Louis Miccile and his 77-piece all-girl orchestra. He waves his baton Qwe wave backj and there is a loud roll of drums. We peer farther back and see Dorohy Monson drumming madly, as if her very life depended upon it. Mary Ann Moran is impatiently seated near her, nervously awaiting her two measures of piccolo solo. Soon they swing into a very danceable melody. As we are getting up to dance, jimmy McHale comes waltzing in from the kitchen with our tray full of fresh vegetable salad. With it comes a large card reading "Compliments of Richard McNeil, vegetable chef." Upon reading it, we suddenly lose our appetites. Then Mary Hartery, balancing a tray on two fingers, brings in our Irish-fried lobster-still green, that is. With this comes still another note reading "We serve Pepto-Bismo as an after-dinner coursef, It was signed by none other than Billy Kelly, the new meat and fish chef. The lobsters, we learn, were contributed by Robert Henderson, who has become a renowned lisherman off the Iceland coast. This doesn't surprise us in the least, for we remember that he always could throw a good line. We are just about to put the first tantalizing morsel of luscious lobster into our mouths when we are rudely interrupted by an ungodly racket at the door. We turn our heads just in time to see Helen Underhill tripping in on her face, screaming madly, "Wait for mel!" We breathe a sigh of relief, for she is living up to her old standard of being late, as usual. We are about to resume eating when we are stopped 10 THE SASSAMON cold. Barbara Whiteford is blithely rhurnbaing across the floor apparently all by herself. We gasp and take a second look and then suddenly it dawns on us that she is dancing with George, her favorite ghost, for Barb is now a cemetery caretaker. There goes Bobby Drew, the mad scientist, cautiously steering his assistant, Franny Whitney, about the floor as if he were still play- ing football. We are about to hail them when two well-known classmates samba by: jimmy Arena, President of the American Mousetrap Association, who is giving Becky Colburne, Manager of the Natick Five-and-Ten-Cent Store, a sales talk on the appeal of Arena Mousetraps to the customer. Shall we get up and dance? The music sounds so inviting that we can't resist ir. We edge our way through the couples to the orchestra where we hear an exquisite violin solo. With a look of ecstasy on her face as she saws across the strings is Kathy Sandler with the talented Jennie Sciretta accompanying her on the piano. As they finish, the applause is deafening. Wiping the beads of perspiration off his brow, Maestro Miccile leads his ensemble in one of his own compositions, "Carolyn" The mellow tones of the saxophone lead us to see Catherine Pierce blowing for all she's worth. We are afraid her eyes will pop when a sharp trill of a trumpet sounds. We behold none other than Phyllis Devereaux, who has surpassed even Francis "Harry james" McGrath. By the way, Fran has been appearing nightly at the "Natick Sip-a-Nipf one of the most fashionable night-spots in our vicinity. The Maestro announces with a revengeful smirk the next number by the "Gruesume Twosome" whom we find to be angelic jean Pineau, strumming a harp and wistful Ruth Fair, plucking a base fiddle. Feeling much inspired, we return to our table. We are no sooner seated when our tea arrives served carefully by janet Franciose. She informs us that the water for the tea was boiled by Arthur Diamond who has become quite skilled at this art. She is followed by Helen Barrus daringly dressed in a new, low-cut apron over a chartreuse uniform, teetering a tray of pastries artistically arranged by the Pastry Chef, Paul Carter. While devouring these, our attention is diverted by "Better late than never" Bob Smith, that eminent connoisseur of wines, employed by the Meadows. Cigarettes! Cigars! Tums! These refreshing words were being called by three gorgeous, cigarette girls-Jeanette Gay, Evelyn Seavey, and Leora Trenholm. Needless to say, they're doing a box-office business, when in the midst of it all, Evelyn very conscientiously lights the cigarette of Helen "Fat Lady in the Circus" Devereau. Shortly afterwards, a scream, "Fire!", pene- trates the hub-bub of voices. Franny Branagan and Edna Langmead, Chief and Assistant Chief of the Fire Department, rush onto the scene bearing tumblers of water. To relieve the crisis, Gene Michael Ames, Mayor of Bos- ton, impedes all progress by blowing hot air on the flames. Howard Leavitt, professional wrestler, courageously removes him from the vicinity. After the all-clear signal, the master of ceremonies calls on our class president, Dick Clasby, to say a few words. These few words are to advertise Dick's School of Horse Dentistry. Working with him in this service to human- ity, are Frances Gallagher and Evelyn Gibson. Evelyn holds the horses' hooves l'Hl: SASSAMUN I7 while Franny removes the film from their teeth. ln conclusion Dick gives us a fiashing smile which surpasses the blinding light from the bulb in the camera of our photographer, Richard Huleatt. Attending the banquet with Richard is Peggy Nolan, gossip columnist for the Natick Morning Times. We must remember to let Dick know that he has a professional accomplice in Bob Barrus, the veterinarian from the West Natick Dude Ranch owned by Jeanette Augustini and Bob Tota. Jeanette and Bob have quite a system, she ropes 'em while he brands 'em. Following the few monosyllables of our class president, Frannie Dumas, authority on facts and figures at M. I. T., introduces jimmy Powers who led an expedition to the moon. jim always did like to bark at the moon. Now we have the speaker of the evening! With supreme dignity, Russell Whitaker, literary critic, acclaims the great work of a learned colleague. Morris Goddard rises to the occasion and relates to us his recently-completed study on "Skin Diseases of the Aztecs." He calls on his assistant, Paula johnson, to give us the womans point of view. The tremendous ovation of the assembly brings us back from dreamland. They are cheering the end of the speech, no doubt. Our high spirits are dampened by Mary Burke's arrival with the check to which an engraved sympathy card has been attached. To revive our spirits, we stumble over to the bar for a long, cool glass of undiluted orange juice. A jovial voice greets us with, "Well, what'll it be?" Why, for goodness sakes, if it isn't Nipple Agostinelli behind the bar, cleverly mixing extra-dry, double-strength cokes. We change our order, deciding to try one of the specialties, and nearly choke on the first sip for there is Sir Hartley Waddell, who has recently married into Canadian royalty. After exchanging a few "pip pip's" and "cheerio's,,' we start back to our table mer- rily munching Wentzell's Pretzels. Norma discovered her recipe years ago at Natick High in cooking class. The lights dim, and the spotlight shines on a popular group of choristers just returned from a world-wide concert tour. Donald Hubbard, Camille Wigglesworth, Hugh O'Rorke and Tom Mallery, known as the "Agony Quartet," combine their melodious voices to sing, "lt Broke Me Up When You Threw Me Down." We remove the plugs from our ears just in time to hear the M. C. announce the next number. Pauline and Vingo, co-managers of Arthur and Murray's Dancing Academy, demonstrate to us the new method of adagio dancing. This new method was instigated by Bob Donahue, an experienced teacher at their school. Between acts several people hurry to the bar for a Pepsi, among them Shirley Fessenden and Dick Farley, Shirley, the author of "How to Keep a Happy Marriage," is exchanging ideas with Dick who is a young grandfather and well-versed family man. The M. C. draws our attention to the next act. The Three Stooges make a ripsnorting entrance dressed as South Natick Indians. We at last recognize them as Dick Sullivan, jim Thomas and Paul Walker. Busily flirting back and 13 THE SASSAMON forth is their press agent, Frankie Roberts. Frank announces that the Stooges are dressed Indian fashion in honor of Punkie Tozer's Indian Reservation. Punkie couldn't be here with us tonight because one of her papooses is suffer- ing with colic. Prepare yourselves for the next act! Slinking out onto the stage is Margie Frost, our seductive torch singer, vivaciously dressed in the latest evening fashions designed especially for her by Pussy Woods, a Parisian designer. Margie brings the house down with her interpretation of "Put the Blame on Mame, Boys." At this point, we hear an indignant exclamation and a muffled scream from across the dance floor. Why, it's the new commercial teacher at our alma mater, Theresa Belmore! And whos that chasing her around the table with a net in his hand? It's George Mitchell trying to capture the butter- fly on Theresa's spring hat for his collection. Obviously, George has had too many Pepsis. There is quite a commotion until Mario Varrichione, the famous stamp collector, hurries over and throws a glass of cold water on George. "No wonder George thought it was a real butterfly," someone exclaims, "That hat was designed by Alice Hawes." Now, on with the entertainment! Next on the program is the "Dan Dailey of 1969," Donald Burke. What a routine-what a personality-what a man, that Don Burke! He was going to be assisted by two beautiful girls, Annette Grogan and Marie Mattson, from the chorus line of Boston's most popular theatre, but they had a command performance on the television show starring comedian Buddy Piers. Incidentally, this show is produced by pro- fessional baby-sitter, jack Kelley, who wants to insure two hours of good enter. tainment during his night's vigil. To complete the evenings show we are honored by the premiere per- formance of Ann Pierro's play, "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living," featuring the talented stage, screen and video actress, Lillian Zicko. "A pearl, a pearl, I've found a pearl!!!" This disturbance is caused by Grace Palladino, who now adds, "After a lifetime of peeking into millions of little oysters, I've found my treasure!!" Running over to her is detective Bob Rinehart, trailed by his secretary, Barb Lilja, to protect Grace from fortune-hunters. Peter Zicko sadly exclaims that nothing like that ever happens to him while sweep- ing chimneys. Oh, what happened to the play! Poor Lillian! It must have been too much for her, she just fainted! Polly Vance, R.N., revives her. Polly has the night off from her duties as nurse to Mr. Maffeo in his old age. The show must go on! jane Ward rescues it with one of her numbers from a revue at Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. Her elaborate coiffure was designed by Paul Driscoll, Fifth Avenue beautician. Since the orchestra is taking an intermission, Alfred Zonghi, disc jockey, provides a few tunes from the equipment he carries with him at all times to be used in cases of necessity. The orchestra has extended its intermission to more than an hour, and Betty Beale feels it her duty to remind the members that they have obligations. With Betty's ability to apprehend truants from Natick High, it shouldn't be difficult for her to round up all seventy-seven members of the orchestra in record time. THE SASSAMON I9 No matter how much entertainment is provided, some people are never satisfied. Look at Eleanor Grady, Buddy Gorenflo, Mary Musgrave, Beverley Nelson and Frank Varrichione over in the corner playing poker! For shame!! This requires a little investigation. We find that it all started with a sugges- tion from Eleanor, professional poker player, who is now very much ,annoyed because millionaire playboy Gorenflo has all the bottle-caps. Frank remarks, "Them who has, gits," and is quickly stopped by Librarian Musgrave with, "Shhh, that's fine language for an elementary school teacher to be using." While everyone is busy, the bottle-caps are cleaned up by the silent player, Bev Nelson, the governors housekeeper. True to form, Robert E. Drew, new Physical Ed. coach at N. H. S., moralizes with "Don't stop to argue, it never pays!" Before we have a chance to leave the group, Barbara johnson is there telling anyone who will listen how to improve dimples in ten easy lessons. As she stops to take a breath, Pat junior opens her kit displaying Lady Esther cosmetics. All this time, john Grinnell and Florence Parker have been poised on the sidelines waiting for an opportunity to interest any clients in buying their peroxide. With little trouble, they sell two thousand cases to Ted Stamuli, who is going to change the labels to read "Turpentine" and put them on his shelves at Town Paint. Tony Grupposo remarks, "XYfell, folks, I hate to break up the party, but, as you know, I'm the only one to look after the Home for Forgotten Pigeons -they're so lonely!" At this, we notice Frances Krivicich shedding a few silent tears, but she isn't silent for long. She tries to cheer Tony with the thought that she will remember to send him all scraps from the Krivicich Delicatessan. Barb Heard saves the day by offering Tony the entire sixth floor in her ultra-modern Dover hotel for paupers. Quick! Let's get out!! "Wild Bill" Howley, with too many undiluted orange juices under his belt, has started a rambling speech campaigning his views on "Why Natick Should Be Moist." While in the middle of a long- winded sentence, Bill is unceremoniously grabbed, and dragged away by Ser- geant Shirley Topham of the Natick Police Force. The Natick "Thought Control" would never allow this rebellion against its principles. In the lobby we meet Dexter Thompson, who cordially invites us up to his ski-lodge in Florida next winter. We are interrupted by Dr. Ken Hicks, Obstetrician, hurrying to us with a little black bag in his hand. Following him are Pussy Corbin, X-ray specialist, and Elinor Blumenthal, his laboratory technician. "Have we missed much?" they inquire breathlessly. "We've been on a late case!" Crash! The door blows open and in flies Don Harris with a note in his list. Thrusting the envelope into our hands, he flies off again. We tear it open to read: "Am sending you this note by way of Don, who is running around the world trying to establish a record. Very sorry I will not be able to attend, but my secretarial duties to General MacArthur here in japan make it impossible. Best wishes, Mary Troiaf' Jo THE SASSAMON At such an hour as this taxis are impossible to iind, so we are busily searching for a ride home, We finally nab Barb Brown, woman mortician, who promises a lift home in her 19-49 hearse. We feel a gentle prod in our backs and are politely mopped out the door by Russell Gage. Directing traffic in the parking lot, we find Clara Lee. She is experienced at this, for she oper- ates a private parking lot on East Central Street, where the high school used to be. Attached to the windshield-wiper of the hearse, Barb is dismayed to dis- cover a parking ticket signed by the new Safety Inspector, jimmy Deignan. We tumble into the hearse and wait for our companion, Pete Fair. Finally the President of the Second International Meat Markets Incorporated arrives and we are off! fand howlj Taking one last fond look at the Meadows, we are shocked to see a mass riot near Glenn Vorce's school bus. It seems that Glenn is having a little trouble with some refugees from Linda Roberts' bee farm. Buzzz!!! As soon as we're on the eight-lane pike, we turn off again. For racing down the road comes Linnea Blandin in her ice truck and Terry Sciretta driv- ing her oil truck, with Rachel Keissling and Ruth Leland courageously manipu- lating motorcycles. May the best contraption win! To sooth our jangled nerves, we turn on the radio just in time to catch the last minutes of a spine-tingling basketball game from the west coast. "There's a minute and a half left to play. What a game! The score is tied 10 to 9, but wait a minute! Here comes Barb Foley dribbling down the court fbleep-bleepj. She flips the ball to Chris Getchell who makes a breathtaking basket. It's still a tie game 11 to 10 and there are thirty seconds left to play. Who is that with the step-ladder? It's Chris Nims-and she scores! The Frisco Farmers win 20 to IO! This is your announcer, Ruth Livingston, who has brought you a play-by-play description of the game, Before we sign off, we will have a few words from Coach Eileen Hayes and Captain Dottie Foster, of the winning team." Here the radio dies. Rigor mortis has set in. Home at last! With drooping eyelids and tired feet, we watch Barb's hearse shovel off. To the east the sunrise announces the coming of a new day. These thoughts conie to mind: The sun comes up on another day And we think of the fun we have had, And then we remember it wasn't real, Ancl, somehow, we're awfully glad. It's nice to be crazy, it's good to be gay But now that we've had our fun, We'll each start out on our own separate way Being happy that it's just begun. JANET CONNOLLY GRACE PALLADINO GEORGE STOCKBRIDGE I'HE SASSAMON Graduation Programme Proc-essional, "Praise Ye the Father" . . . . Gnmznd HIGH SCIIOOI. fJRClIliS'l'RA National Anthem . . F1'Ullt'l.f Sm!! Key lnvOCatiOn REVEREND PAIII. D. TII,I,ER Address Of Welcome RICHARD JOHN CLASDY l7l'L'.Yidl'lIf, Clluxx nf 1949 Selection, Finale from "The Song of Man" . . Kirluwzi lfnunf: SENIOR CHORUS Essay, "The VVOrld XVQ VVant" BARBARA JEAN HEARD Selection, "Morning" ......... Olvy ,Siflt'lllf'S CLAUDIA CAMILLE VVIGGLESWORTH, Soprano DONALD ARTHUR HUBBARD, Bu-rilone GEORGE RICHARD STOCRBRIDGE, Pianist Farewell Address HOWARII FISHER LEAVITT, JR. Prvsidvni, National Honor .S'0Ci4'fy Selection, "Battle Hymn Of the Republic" . . Sff'ji'v-Riug1vaId-ll-"firing SENIOR CLASS Acronzfwinisfs, GEORGE RICHARD STOCKRRIDGE PATSY PARRINEI,I,O, 1950 Address ERNEST R. CAVERLY Superintendent of Srhools, Brookline, Mass. Presentation of Diplomas HAROLD H. JOHNSON Chairman, Svlzool Committee Alma Mat-er . . ...... Lucilc Nichols, '26 CLASS or 1949 Recessional, "Graduation March" .... . M. L. 1.0126 HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA lJONAI,D NIATHEWS, 1950, Marslzal U THF SASSAMON Welcome---Graduation As we, the Class of 1949, assemble tonight for the last time before we choose the various paths along the road to success, we must realize that we are all face to face with the many problems of a troubled world. The men and women who have gone before us have fought and died to uphold the sacred principles of our Bill of Rights. It is now up to us to put our shoulders to the wheel and make our individual contributions that those who come after us will truly know "Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men." ' 'CThe World We Want" Youth has no spectacular, no unique ideas for the world we want. We still hold dear the same goals which have been cherished since the beginning of history. However, youth of today seems to understand more clearly the appropriate means which must be used to attain any degree of success. We find that these goals are phrased differently, but the totals are iden- tical. A united and concrete peace throughout the world, a peace free of any totalitarian governments, economic security for one and all, regardless of class and wealth, the elimination of intolerance and the replacing of it by true equality not hinged upon race, religion, or color, and finally, a general, world- wide rise in the standard of living, relative to employment, proper housing, and sufficient food-these are the basic hopes of all peoples. However, men hnd it hard to agree on the means to achieve these ends. For instance, the Communists claim that world Communism is the only anti- dote to the ravages of capitalism. They place their faith in strong-arm tactics and upon revolutions. We may cite the proof offered in the recent case of a Massachusetts citizen after his years as counterspy among American Commun- ists themselves. He has given strong evidence of Red methods of infiltration into vital industries and into education. Witli these tactics Communists hope to spread their loathsome doctrine, which would relegate the individual to obscurity and raise the state to supremacy. On the other hand, reactionaries insist on dictatorial powers as the sole answer to world problems. Taking the middle road and opposing the principles and the methods of both groups, the true democrat must rely on lawful tactics rather than on revolution. Although nothing is achieved by wars, yet they continue to wreak havoc and destruction because nothing effective has been done to preserve peace. Education is the pre-eminent method of doing exactly that. Exchanges of students, teachers, and ideas must become more general. In this way people are acquainted with the value of democracy in practice. At the present time the United Nations is our chief instrument of peace. liven though every attempt has been made by Russia and her satellites to thwart its success, yet it is still the sole council where the nations of the world are joined in any semblance of harmony. Perhaps through the understanding engendered by education, it can become the organization it was designed to be. THE SASSAMON 23 This fight for democracy must be economic as well as political. We know very well how both Communism and Fascism thrive on insecurity. With this in mind and with current developments behind the Iron Curtain, who can argue againstthe Marshall Plan as the best available means to gain economic security? We have watched its success so far, and we have seen the power of the American dollar in winning friends for the West. It appears that exten- sion of the Marshall Plan is essential. The next step in achieving this dream world of ours is to eliminate for all time every phase of intolerance. Democracy is the very antithesis of intoler- ance, in fact, under no circumstances can the two exist together. However, we should like to point out that tolerance in itself is not the sign of true democracy, since it suggests only the allowance of the right to exist. Democ- racy is incomplete without the equality of opportunity to succeed. This equal- ity must not just be on paper, but in the minds of men and in their daily activities. To insure this, a limited amount of government intervention is necessary. We desperately need to change the old adage, "Live and Let Live," to "Live and Help Others to Live." Matters like unemployment, lack of housing, and virtual starvation leave scars upon men's minds and souls and cause them to lose confidence in their fellow man. If we are to survive this crucial period of world reconstruction, then this confidence must be restored. We must supply ample food, suitable clothing, decent housing-rights deserved by everyone. If the general rise in the standard of living is not forthcoming, if, instead, we are confronted by a depression, then this would be the ideal opportunity for Red seizure in the subsequent internal turmoil. If a union of nations is to be strong, there must be an international army to back up each decision. There must be international control of the atomic bomb so that there will be no reason for distrust on that account. Mutual understanding must control national selfishness. We may be justly proud of one accomplishment which is indicative of better times. This was climaxed in the recent signing of the Atlantic Pact, which shows what can be achieved with a generous sprinkling of co-operation. During the years that we graduates have spent in Natick High School, we have been given a well-rounded education, both in our studies and in our extra-curricular activities we have been trained in self-reliance and have been given ample preparation to meet whatever lies in the future. We are walking on the brink of maturity now, and, as the saying goes, we must put away child- ish things and learn to accept responsibilities. After all the opportunities that we have been given, it will be to our disgrace if we fail to do our part to con- tribute in some small way to this world we hope for. If we do not succeed in perfecting the world we want, the fault is ours, a world entangled in unpleasant realities is not destined to be. If we may quote Shakespeare: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in our- selves that we are underlingsf' BARBARA JEAN HEARD Q1 THE SASSAMUN Farewell Address To the friends gathered here, to the teachers who have been our guides, and to our fellow students and classmates, it is my privilege to give a last greeting. The occasion is both sad and glad. During our three years at Natick High School our objective, our aim, our goal has been to obtain for ourselves an education. While the usual extra- curricular activities have had their place in our school program, we have always been aware of the fact that especially in these times the need of an education is paramount. Education is concerned with making changes. The art and hope of human life is to change the world for the better-to make all things, animals, plants, other men and oneself more serviceable for life's ends. Rivers flow without regard to man's intent, but he may change their courses and deepen their chan- nels to make them more serviceable. Insects grow regardless of man's welfare, but he may exterminate the mosquito which infects him with disease and culti- vate the bee which provides him with food. Each man tries by promoting certain changes and resisting others to make the world of things and men better for himselfg a group of men living together, so far as they possess wis- dom, try to make things and men better for the group as a whole. All of the sciences, arts, and industries are concerned directly or indirectly with the production of changes in the world. Science is concerned with the accumulation of knowledge which may enable men to understand and thereby to control changes that are deemed desirable. Arts and industries are con- cerned with putting the desired changes into effect. Education, which includes both a science and an art, is likewise concerned with understanding, control- ling, and effecting changes which promote the general welfare. More and better education is needed to reduce the still appalling amount of error, injustice, misery and ignorance which blocks progress toward better living throughout the world. Every generation sees in its own youth the promise of a better day, the fulfillment of long-cherished hopes, and for this reason, in modern times, each succeeding generation has developed and placed at the disposal of their chil- dren more and better educational facilities. Witliin a span of only forty years this country has been involved in two major world wars, a period of false prosperity, and a depression of approxi- mately ten years' duration. However, in all of these periods of economic and social disruption, education continued to function and to improve. Education, or the desire for a change for the better, has been the dominant factor in the tremendous strides made in the development and application of electricity, atomic energy, medicine, aeronautics and communications. This huge surge forward in the conquests of science and of mechanical power has brought to us new visions and a new vista of further advance in the general welfare among our people. THE SASSAMON 5 Education must be alert to all changes in the world, however caused, whether deliberately with or without its approval, or by war, calamity or inven- tion, since it is charged with assisting people to adjust themselves properly to new conditions. No science requires a broader range of informationg no science is in a position to contribute more to human welfare than education. For complete freedom man must live in a world made bright by the twin- glow of the "Light of Knowledge" and the "Torch of Liberty." To many of us the education we have obtained here will be our only capital in beginning life, and, whatever of wealth and honor we may here- after win in the world, we shall be largely indebted to our school for the means of success. And as we, the Class of 1949, are about to be graduated and go forward in the present world, the value of an education is ever apparent. Howfxnn F1sHiiR LIEAVIT1' Class Poem "Wl1at doth the Lord require of thee, O Man?" This old refrain might well express the thought Witlm which we face the future caravan, Tracing life with joy and care together wrought. Our days have carefree been, we gave no heed, We gave no thought, to what the years might ask. Yet now it seems we have a deeper needg In Childhood's shelter we no longer bask. To those to whom my question has occurred, To those who found their knowledge not enough. Have you discerned some answer I've not heard? Know you the rule to smooth the journey rough? Wluat does the Lord require of me in life? How may I best become the skillful tool Witlu which He works, subduing hate and strife And making all mad human passions cool? As my existence more mature is framed I seek the answer. With each falt'ring tread I pray my God will not by me be shamed, That I may feel I've graced the life I've led. FLORENCE FISHER AND EAT , 0 41V CNR W '47 X 60427071 fl! XWS ,Nw SPELLING mom sfailk Dfw 4 Q f .l 4 ,1 RNWW 019 W6 YN Q05 2 W WW GET YOUR CHANGE '95 644140 0 'H DOES YOUSE KNDDJ YOUR-GRAMMAR? i THESE BUYS APE YUIURE IYIECHHN ICS' C NUMIE5 MUWABDUT FOREIGN AFFAXRS ? STUDENT fi x QOUNCIL '90 J X 34 SSAMON ,O U37 P866 73 A23 wxckqx 'fog J, Og? GCSVERNING OFFICERS ZS THE SASSAMON I noNoR SOCIETY Hiiul- l'1'It'.' li. Nelson, ID, Foster, M, Colburn, Il. Quinn, F. Fisher A' 1'f'f- mi ruizvf lf. Illunicnthal, Il. 'llr:treault, R. Nffifler, G, Stockbridge, bl. Powers, P. Par- rinello, R. Ilaker, Il. Ht-artl Fiwuif i'fi':.'.' .X. Grogan, G. Pallatlino, I. Meyniaris, H. Leavitt, Miss Young, M. Frost, 'lf Ilonahui-, II. Chilson, A. Hawes Honor Society, 1948-1949 Preridwzt . Howard Leavitt Vive Prentfezlf Marjorie Frost Secrefary .... Irene Meymaris SenioriIIe'111be11i.' Elinor Blumenthal, Elizabeth Chilson, Thomas Donahue, Florence Fisher, Dorothy Foster, Marjorie Frost, Annette Grogan, Alice Hawes, Barbara Heard, Howard Leavitt, Irene Meymaris, Beverly Nelson, LeRoy Nieder, Grace Palladino, james Powers, Elizabeth Quinn, George Stockbridge. qllllljlll' illeznlnerig Ruth Baker, Carolyn Colburn, Patsy Parrinello, Sheila Spooner, Betty Tetreault. The Natick Chapter of the National Honor Society was organized in December for 1948-1949. Four senior members had been elected in their junior year and thirteen were admitted in December and March of the present school year. Membership certificates were presented at the induction ceremony on Thursday evening, May IZ. The ceremony was a part of the Open House program that evening. Pins bearing the National Honor Society emblem were the gift of the members of the school committee and were presented at graduation. In june the Rotary Club entertained the members of the Honor Society ar a luncheon which has become a happy tradition. llllf SASSAMUIN lv STUDENT CUUNCII. 1a'i1t'leru'zt'.' G. Iimmanuelli, H. Mcliinnon, II. Higgins, IJ. Butters, IJ, lvlarcone, I. Iinstroni, R. Zaniboni, R. Montagna, -I. Profetto, I.. Rlantlin, N. Kane ,S'i't'u1id Vatu: B. VVhiteforcl, P. Powell, V. Morris, A. Schmidt, A. Troia, C. Christie, R. Johnson, DI. Manning, P. Buckley, C. I,ee, M. Chala, UI. Parinenter limit! mtv: M. Mattson, G. Mitchell, F. Fisher, VV. Foranee, II. Heard, J. Arena, Miss Rafferty, C. Vance, T. Stamuli, R. Brown, R. Clashy The Student Council Une of the most active organizations in school at the present time is the Natick High School Student Council, the representative student-governing body. Officers elected for the year included james Arena, President, and Barbara Heard, Secretary. With the assistance of Miss Rallerty, faculty adviser, the council capably solved many minor school problems brought to its attention. In addition to these duties, the council organized and sponsored the annual Football Dance and a Record Hop, approved the SASSAMON Staff, con- ducted various drives throughout the year, and participated in conventions through its delegates. Every student was free at all times to present any difficulty through a member for discussion and action by the council. The decisions of the group were respected in all cases by the faculty and student body. 50 THE SASSAMON SAFETY PATROL Hizrlr rn-zi'.' Y. Morris, M. Garvey, L. Lumstlen, J. Hlatlick bl. Fair, I.. Feldman, F. Tomp- kins, H. Bell, S. Heckendorn, F. Brenneman, ,l. Green, tl. Torrao, bl. Man- ning, A. Troia 1'ilHH'f1I ro'zt'.' C. Powers, M. Chala, J. Lee, R. Cella, ,l. Crisafulli, R. Prescott. R. Farley. ,l. Kelly, VV. Munro, lf. Ames, Y. Cardellichio, C. Colburn 'lillird rote: lf. Colcorcl, B. Brown, 1. Connolly, D. Foster, T. Grupposo .Srrfuid mmf: G. Pallatlino, rl, XVall, M. Musgrave, M. Mattson, XV. Forance. G. Stock- bridge, C. Neary, A. Zonghi, li. Langzevin. A, Laurini. ,l. Arena, li. Grady. B. Ainsworth, C. Vance limzii mrtz' Mr. ,'Xi1tli't-ws, M. lirost, l,. Miccile, J, lleignan, C. XYigglc-swortli, M. Troia. B. Quinn, j. Powers Safety Patrol Years ago Natick High adopted a new traflic program whereby the stu- dents would take charge of student traffic in the corridors before and after school and between classes. Every year in May those sophomores and juniors who desire to belong to the Safety Patrol submit their names to the faculty supervisor of the patrol, All these names are in turn brought before the faculty executive board to be voted upon. Also at this time the board selects seven juniors who have been members of the Safety Patrol for one year to act as commissioners over the patrolers. These commissioners then vote among themselves for a Chairman and a Secretary-Treasurer. The patrolers of Natick High are not policemen. They perform their duties in the corridors for the benefit and for the safety of the students. They act as ushers at many school functions and try to keep the property surround- ing the school from being littered with lunch wrappers and other unsightly debris. O l'l-Hi SASSAMON CLASS OFFICIERS Burk 1'fm': J. Christie, IJ. Marconc, C. Tutuuy, L. Llaudin J ,5'Um11d rnfu: V. Morris, A. Mathcws, P. Uowst, M. Chala Frou! nrzu' E. LEil1gCVil1, R. Claslmy, A. Piers, M. Frost llllg bAbbAlNlUN S.-XSSAMON STAFF lfilck 1'im'.' bl. Connolly, IJ. Hlihbarcl, ul. Powers, P. Dowst, li. Fannoii, Gay ,S'i'ma1ii' ro-av: .'X. Grogan, lf. Cliilson, N. llloni, IJ. Foster, l. Meyinaris, M. Frost lfmiif ro-zi'.' Mr. Xanthaky, Miss Sliaiiiion, S. Kent, li. Fislier, ll. Heard, Miss lioiialioc The Sassamon The SASSAMON Board this year, under the capable direction of Florence Fisher and Ruth Baker, has worked diligently to give us a line paper. Witli increasing costs of paper and labor it has not been easy to make ends meet without raising the subscription price. '1'wo SASSAMON dances were held in the Fall and the proceeds were used to send delegates to the New England Press Association Conference held at Boston University in May. The SASSAMON was again the recipient of an award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at their annual conference held in March. '1'Hli SASSAMUN A S.-XSSA MUN ISU.-X R I J 4rl4k1'w'iv: lf. X1Vl'litL'fOl'fl. lb. Nurris, H. Finley, A. Fimhcr, lb. N12il't'llllK', bl. Lvl'f1lll12l1'l, K 7 Q Green, I. qxllflllly, M. Gizmctti, nl. Ilathclt, ,. I,l1j'tiL'S 1"um'll1 r4m'.' N. Blom, J. Hladick, J. Fair, M. Drew, C. Puwcrs, 'If T2HllIL'l', l', llmvr-t If. Ffillllllll, J. Iicfmmzza, I.. Iilamliu, G lilllfillllklli, M. Melo flzird l'H'IL'.' Y. Morris, F. Gallaglmcr, ul. Puclufnly, li, Ilzxrb-er, L. Ifclclman, Il. Quinn, C NL-ary, M. Morzin, M. lXIattsun, M. Alll5gl'2lVL', lf. Parker. li. Hlumuntlma S1l'ClfIIlf l'n'ru.' j. Ping-au, IC. Hayes. li. Grady, -I. XYAII. G. Pzxllzulinu, A. fLI'Og2lll, P. IDL-vcr caux, H. L7nrlcrl1ill, U. Iimxrlm, -I. Huy, J. L'1111mwlly. F. Ilranagan l"l'UlIf 1'frzv.' I. Meymaris, ID. Hubbzxml, IJ. Fmtcr, S. Kr-nt, F. Fi5llCl', Il. Ilcarcl, Il. Clmilmn I. Powcrs. M. Frusl 'l'Hli SASSAMU SENIOR lCXIfCU'1'TYIf CUM MITTliIf rclcllicchiu, A, f11'Ll171JllNUv G. Stuckbridgc, A. Laurini, bl. Arena S L ml II S ll-sscllcln-11. J, Cmmlmlly, 13. VX'cutzL-ll, P. VX'ouc1s, Mr. Plauss-s lmul 1 I I mga-vin, .-X. Piers, R. Clasby, M. Frost, Miss Couuully M U mlm ,:g.r'-'T-f.-1 . . , .5 'v' s 1.3.5 s . - ' I ,.g22"5'f- 102 FF, s U .j.:. ' 'Q 1.1: if s ' - . ' . '01 ,-.-,- .'.- "A . . J. ... ... w-N.. .--N Q 1 -,. . .,., , . . wg. 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'QW Q. . Ala, THE SASSAMON President RICHARD JOHN CLASBY lt is with pride and admiration that we present the out- standing athlete of Natick High, "Dick" Clasby as our class president. "Dick" has earned himself a great name here, and our sincerest hopes go with him as he leaves us. Baseball 2, 3, 45 Football Z, 3, 4g Hockey 2, 3, 4g Track 4. Class Executive Board Z, 3, 4, Class Officer 2, 4g Student Council Z, 43 Class Day Usher 33 Decoration Committee 4: Senior Play Committee, Alt. Representative 4g Football Trophy 33 Framingham Game Trophy 4. Vice President ALAN Pl ERS "Buddy," the pride of South Natick, always has a smile and a good word for everyone. His affabl-e personality and vivaeious appearance have caused more than one feminine heart to accelerate. Football 3, 43 Track 4. Class Executive Board 45 Class Officer 43 Decoration Committee, Junior Prom, Stage Man- ager, Senior Play. Secretary ERNEST LANGEVIN The Senior Play brought out our class secretarys artis- tic abilities. "Ernie," from Cat Hill, can always be depended on for a laugh, and is constantly there with a word of praise. Football 4, managerg Track 4. Class Executive Board 43 Class Otiicer 4: Safety Patrol 3, 43 Senior Play, Christ- mas Drawing: Permanent Decoration Committee. Treasurer MARJOR I E FROST Une of the shortest and cutest members of the class, "Margy" possesses a winning smile, twinkling eyes, and a captivating personality. Besides being our treasurer for two successive years, she was our worthy representative to the IJ. A. R. Convention and Girls' State. "Marge" is plan- ning to add nursing to her many accomplishments. VVe wish her all the luck in the world. Class Executive Board 3, 45 Class Officer 3, 43 Honor Society 4, vice president: Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4, commission-erg Sassamon Board Z, 3, 4, Girls' Athletics editorg Decoration Committee, junior Prom and Sophomore Hopg Girls' State Representative 35 lJ.A.R. Good Citizenship Award 4g USh'el' for Graduation 3, Usher for Senior Play. THE SASSAMON FRANK AGOSTINELLI Vice President of our class in our Sophomore year. Frank has a,p1easant personality and is popular among his classmates. He is one of the champion players who meet during lunch in front of the music room. Baseball 2, 3. Class Executive Board 2: Class Officer 2: llecoration Committee. Senior Reception. BARBARA AINSWORTH In her blue uniform "Barb" was often seen "cutting a pretty figure" as she so ably led our twirlers in the band. As representative to Girls' State she most certainly gained many new friends. VVe feel sure that this quality, plus her willingness to help, will definitely result in a successful future for this cute member of our class. Girls' Athletics 2-Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Bowling: Girls' Athletics Sports night 2. Class Executive Board 3: Drum Majorette 3, 4: Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Safety Patrol 4: Sassamon Board 31 Sophomore Dance Committee 2: Ticket Committee, junior Prom and Senior Play: Candy Committee, Senior Play: Senior Yearbook Committee ftypingl. EUGENE AMES Talented is the adjective for "Gene" He has proved this by his excellent portrayal in the Senior Play, and his winning the oratorical contests. He plans to go into the Navy as soon as he graduates. Football 2. Class Executive Board 3: Glee Club Z, 3, 4: Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4: Senior Play: American Legion Ora- torical Contest Z, 3: Finalist in Leland Powers Radio Schol- arship Contest 4. JAMES VINCENT ARENA The "star center" of our football squad for two years, jim has remained unaffected. President of the Student Council, and possessor of an uncomparable disposition, "Mr. Personality" will be long remembered here. Baseball Z, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4, co- captain. Class Executive Board 3, 4: Class Officer 3: Glee Club Z, 3: Safety Patrol 3, 4: Sassamon Board 3, 4: Student Council 3, 4, president: Counter at class elections 2: junior Prom Committee: VVinner of Baseball Trophy 3: Assembly Committee 4: Stage Manager, Senior Play: Representative for Good Government Day 4. PAULINE ARTHUR Although she appears to be shy and reserved to most, those who intimately know Pauline will tell you that sh-e is just the opposite. Full of fun and always busy, Pauline may be found after school hours at VVoolworth's. At present she is undecided as to her future plans but, whatever they may be, we know she will be an asset anywhere. Girls' Athletics 2. Drum Majorette Z: Girls' Athletic League. 2: Usher for Junior Prom, Senior Play, and Senior Reception: Yearbook Committee ttypistl. vp .'3?, ef -'Nw Is ,Q f 16 fe ffl: X N , 3 X, 3 ef E pqi Q I it iv .ax THE SASSAMON VINGOARTHUR "Ying" is one of those quiet fellows who always appear to be bashful-but beware!! He is always ready to join in any fun and is the type of person we like to have around. "Ying" has participated in football and track. Football Z, 3, 4, Track Z. JEANETTE AUGUSTINI "Full of fun and always on the go," that's Jeanette. A willing and helpful worker in the lunch-room, she has a smile for -everyone and is always glad to be a listener. Jeanette has gained many friends here at N. H. S. and for this reason and many others, we know that her life will be a happy one. Girls' Athletics Z, 3. Sophomore Dance Committee: Music Committee, Junior Promg Candy Committee, Senior Playg Refreshment Committee, Senior Reception, Lunch Room Z, 3, 4. HELEN BARRUS Helen is another m-ember of our class not often heard, but one who makes friends easily. She is undecided about her future, but we wish her the best of luck in whatever she undertakes. Refreshment Committee for Class Party. ROBERT G. BARRUS Bob was forced to take a prolonged vacation due to illness. However, he came through with flying colors to rejoin his class and earn his diploma. BETTY BEALE This blonde, friendly gal has a gr-eat many admirers, especially among the opposite sex. Although she is not particularly interested in school work, Betty is interested in a fellow named Dino. West Natick usually ent-ers into her conversation, too, and together with Jeanette, she can usually be heard discussing some interesting bit of news. Girls' Athletics 2, 3. Candy Committee, Senior Play. TH Ii SA SSA MON p TERESA BELMORE Q A member of the Glee Club for two years, Teresa is a quiet and kind girl. Her ability to get along with others will be useful in the future. Glee Club 3, 4, Refreshment Committee, Junior Prom. LINNEA BLANDIN "Squash End." just speak those words and Linnea will appear interested. VVith janet and Betty most of the time, "Lee" is one of a wonderful gang of girls. Her jolly, sparkling manner is very contagious and for this reason, her classmates are usually laughing with her. XVith this quality and her high grades, "Lee" should be quite a success. Girls' Athletics 2, 3. Glee Club 2, 3, 4g Sassamon Board 4: Refreshment Committee for Football Dance 4, and Class Party: Candy Committee, Senior Play. ELINOR RUTH BLUMENTHAL Tiny "El" is quite a fun-lover, packed with pep and vitalityg and despite her size, she manages to gather a huge circl-e of friends and be known by practically everyone. expects to enlarge upon her present hospital work by becoming a laboratory technician. She expects to enter Simmons in September. Girls' Bowling Team 2, 3, 4. Girls' Athletic League 2, 3, 4. Glee Club Z5 Honor Society 3, 4: Sassamon Board 43 Usher for Senior Play, Refreshment Committee, Class Party, Literary Committee for Yearbook. MELVIN F. BOYD, JR. Melvin is very studious and a hard worker. He is a popular candidate for all sports. VVe are sure he will suc- ceed in whatever field he may choose. He is a friend to all his classmates. Basketball 2, 31 Football 2, 35 Track 2, 3. Ush-er at Graduation 3, and Thanksgiving football game 4: Usher Committee, Senior Reception, Sketching Club 4. FRANCES BRANAGAN One of the more petite members of our class, "Frannie" is a bundle of -energy. She is noted not only for her inces- sant chatter, but also for her friendliness. Frannie has been outstanding in the art department and in girls' athletics during her years in N. H. S.. and for two years she has been a "sparkplug" among the cheerleaders. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Sassamon Board 3, 4, Chairman, Decoration Committee, Junior Prom, Decoration Commit- tee for Football Dance 4, and Class Party: Ticket Com- mittee and Poster Committee, Senior Play: Posters and Usher for Minstrel Show: Cheerleader 3, 43 Treasurer of Girls' Athletic League, Yearbook fAthleticsl. 39 - I -. .an I Af . 2' a we M? r f if ,KL d" 4 2 'M A A A iii 1 cv 5 , 1:3 i X: X , ff Q , , X ,x tk X ec .W Kim In fi , ir K rt V 4 ' 'AA' .1 - - - 2 E T H F S A S S A M 0 N BARBARA CLAIRE BROWN New ,lersey's loss was our gain as Barbara Brown would certainly be welcome anywhere. Here at Natick High petite "l!arb" has made many friends. Her winsome personality and good nature will always be remembered. Although artistically inclined. Harb has decided on advertising as a career. 'Vicket Connnittce, Senior Playg Class Party Committee. BETTY BROWN Maybe the reason Betty is so popular is because of her popular name, but we know the real reasons are her viva- ciousness, charm and friendliness. Her cute giggle is r-ecog- nizable everywhere and will ring from the walls of Room 11 for many a day. Girls' Athletics 2. Class Executive Board 3: Safety Patrol 4: Sassamon Board Z, 3, 4: Student Council 2, 43 llecoration Committee for Sophoniore Dance, ,lunior Dance, and ,lunior Prom. DONALD BURKE Happy-go-lucky "Burger" livens up any group. Easy to get along with and an all-round good fellow, Don, how- ever, is a confirmed woman hater. Track Z, managerg Golf 3, 4. Glee Club Z5 Usher at Framingham game 43 Decoration Committee for Musical club dance 3, ,lunior Prom, Football dance 4, and Sassamon dance 4. MARY BURKE A very busy girl, Mary, with her best friend Priscilla. is always an interested listener, Her clothes are chic and she is leading a busy social life. Although she se-ems to be the quiet type, Mary is just the opposite. Her plans for the immediate future are indefinite, but we think they will in- clude some fortunate fellow. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Glee Club Z3 Yearbook Com- mittee ttypistl. JANET BYRNE Ain:ther member from "Squash l'1nd" is Janet. One usually thinks of her as being shy and reserved, but just give her a chance and you will hurl that this is not so. Her sweet smile, attractive grooming and helpful manners all go to make up this gal who is certainly worth knowing. Girls' Athletics 2, Bffllasketball Z, Bowling Z. Glee Club J, 3, 43 Candy Committee, Senior Play: lfntertainment Com- - . mittee. Class Party, THF SASSAMON VINCENT CARDELLICCHIO One of the inner circle, so to speak, is popular Vinnie. His irresistable grin and merry ways have made him un- rivaled for popularity, as attested by the year he spent as our class president. Though Vinnie's not one for studying. the business world will do well to welcome him with open arms. Football Z, 3: Hockey 2, 33 Track 3. Class lixecutive Board 2, 3, 41 Class Ofticer 33 Glee Club 23 Safety Patrol 3, 43 Student Council 2, 31 Stage lylanager, Senior Play: Class History' 1040. . PAUL CARTER Tall, blond, and the possessor of an engaging smile- that's a thumbnail sketch ot' Paul. He's been known to make quite a hit with the fair sex, and no wonder, with that personality. His plans for the immediate future call for a stint in electricians' school. Baseball 3, 41 Basketball 2, 31 Football Z, 3, 4: Track 4. Class lfxecutive Board 2, 3: Representative to Boys' State. H. ELIZABETH CHILSON One of our most charming classmates is this combina- tion of beauty and brains. Though bearing a reputation for shyness in certain quarters, Betty is known by her many friends as merely quiet-sometimes. Her many duties in numerous capacities testify to her ability and we know she will be successful in whatever Held she may choose after graduation. Band 3, 4: Glee Club Z, 43 Honor Society 3, 43 Sassamon Board Z, 3, 4: Graduation and Class Day Program Girl 33 Decoration Committee for Music Club Dance 3, and Football Dance 4: Senior Play Committee: Literary lfditor, Sassa- mon 4: Attendance Oflicer-Band 4: Yearbook Literary Committee. JOHN COCHRAN "jack" is often the source of a practical joke or a thun- derous outburst of laughter in class. Nevertheless, he has his serious moments, for he plans to study medicine and become a doctor. Usher Framingham-Natick football game 4: Decoration Committee, Senior Reception: Class Wiill. REBECCA COLBOURNE "Becky," as she is known to most of us, is a carefree soul as one might find. Full of energy and with an iniinita- ble sense of humor, "Becky" has made herself a host of friends, and we hope that she will breeze through life as happily as she has through high school. Girls' Athletics 2. Glee Club 3, 45 Senior Play: Decora- tion Committee for Sophomore Dance and Junior Promg Refreshment Committee, Senior Reception: Girls' Athletics Sports night Z. A 4' X X it I '- in . K-I f 1 f i X , l .i V, K , , , ,if Z5 Li- 'f iiiiifiiilf. W W 7 :L L. fffif' 'ra af AHA, -Eg! .. f' x 7' 1+ .Asp 4 4, if Mi f- ir 42 ir ,- a 111' -, 'sf 'i in t is -Qf we M , 'Ei 4 1 -sa ' .f ,. is K' 4 f 1 .- fs .1 L fig 7 I 1-ra w' 5212 l i 2 i 6 , 'l , . . 7 ' 6 , U ,7 V2 J' THE SASSAMON PHYLLIS CONDON Phyllis may be a bit loquacious, but she always has a smile for you. She nev-er troubles much with studies, but goes nonchalantly on her way. Phyl's greatest asset is her sense of humor, which makes her very well-liked. Her interests seem to center about Dover. Girls' Athletics 3, 4-Badminton 4. Glee Club 2, 3, 41 Sassamon Board Z3 Decoration Committee, junior Prom and Class Party. JANET CONNOLLY Pep and personality and proficiency equal janet. A transfer from New Jersey in recent years, janet has carved herself a permanent niche here in Natick. A great deal of her energy has gone to the cheerleaders, and she is always ready to lend assistance wherever she is needed. Her unfailing wit and athletic proficiency have made her many friends, and we know she'll continue through life just this way. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Class Executive Board 4: Safety Patrol 3, 4: Sassamon Board 3, 45 Student Council 3: Vice President 3, President 4, Girls' Athletic League: D-ecoration Committee, Junior Prom and Football Dance 43 Ticket Com- mittee, Senior Play CChairrna11jg Program and Usher for Minstrel Show, Cheerleader, Class Prophecy. PRISCILLA CORBIN One of the South Natick girls, Priscilla is also a quiet member of our class. Much of her time is spent working at the hospital. She is seldom seen in school without her best fri-end, Mary. Priscilla intends to become an X-Ray technician. Best of luck, "Pussy." Girls' Athletics 4. JAMES DEIGNAN "A little touch of Ireland" describes "jimmy" with his flaming red curly hair and courteous ways. President of the Safety Patrol, this good-looking senior, we hear, is a regular Casanova. Hockey 3, 4. Safety Patrol 3, 43 Decoration Committee for Class Party. MARIA DeROSA Maria's sweet smile, quiet ways and pretty clothes are the envy of many. Always willing to lend a helping hand in class activities, she has been an active member of the Yearbook typing committee. Sassamon Board .23 Minstrel Show: Bowling Club: Candy Committee, Senior Play: Decoration Committee for Senior Reception, Yearbook Committee ttypingl. THE SASSAMON HELEN DEVEREAU Helen .is one of the girls of our class, who pretends to be quiet. Being an asset to our school in every respect, especially in th-e cooking room, she has won many friends, and is a welcomed person wherever she goes. Glee Club lg Usher for Senior Reception. PHYLLIS DEVEREAUX "Phyl" livens up any party with' her witty remarks and gay laugh. An 'energetic commercial student she will soon prove her worth as a secretary. Girls' Athletics 2. Sassamon Board 45 Refreshment Committee for Sophomore Danceg Usher at Junior Prom, Honor Society lnduction 3, and Senior Playg Entertainment Committee, Class Party. ARTHUR DIAMOND "Art" may appear shy, but those of us who know him know that is just a pose. Checker at junior Prom and Senior Reception 23 Dec- oration Committee, Senior Reception. MARY DOLL Although this small brunette is retiring and not very talkative around school, we can surmise from the twinkle in her eye that she is an altogether different person out- side. The nursing call beckons Mary and we wish her every success in attaining her goal. Girls' Athletics Z. One-half year Glee Clubg lnvitation Committee, Senior Reception. ROBERT DONAHUE "Bob" is that big, easy-going redhead whom everyone knows and likes. Not one to pay too much attention to the fairer sex, Bob is one of our baseball men-a pitcher, to be exact. His unflagging humor and nonchalant manner have made him as popular a boy as we can claim. Baseball 2: Basketball manager 3. Usher at Frznning- ham game 4, and Senior Reception. at ,ef '43 M,. fit' If 9 Q. M6 , ? s 'H 2. K V mf 'F' 5 . ' , 3 'xr ' y l ' W - H sf' ' fav 44 Q? 7 ag.. 11 THE SASSAMON THOMAS DONAHUE Tall and lanky, Tom appears to be one of our quieter boys, but hes really a regular wit, full of fun and very friendly. He has spent many hours in the art room. Tom's plans for the future are undecided but he would like to attend Holy Cross. Best of luck, Tom! Football Z3 Track, Indoor and Outdoor 4. Honor Society 4: Sassamon Board 2, 43 Usher at Framingham game 3, 4: Decoration Committee for junior Prom, Football dances, Class Party and Senior Playg Yearbook Committee. ROBERT E. DREW Has everybody seen "IJuba's" picture in the annual town report? If not, look on page 31. Everyone seems to think he is a great wrestler in gym. We always see him heading for the bowling alley before going to work. Usher at Graduation 3: Decoration Committee Senior Reception. ROBERT JOSEPH DREW Bob is one of the South Natick boys. He is happy-go- lucky and popular with the fair sex. He was voted the outstanding linesman in the Thanksgiving game. Football 2, 3, 43 Hockey Z, 3, 4. Class Executive Board Z3 Usher for Class Day and Graduation 3g Stage Manager, Senior Play: Awarded trophy for outstanding linesman in Framingham game 4. PAUL DRISCOLL Happy? Carefree? Brainy? Popular? Certainly Paul is all of these and a few more, too. Perhaps his being the "baby" of a large family accounts for that assured air which has caused more than one feminine heart to flutter. Our crystal ball predicts a brilliant future for Paul, who's going to work and attend night school next year. Football 4. Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4. FRANCIS JOHN DUMAS "Fran" appears to be one of the quiet members of the class, but from those who know him well, he is just the opposite. He proved himself a real asset on Mr. Slamin's "tiger" line of the football team for three years. Whatever "Fran" plans for the future we wish him luck. lfootbzill 2, 3, 4. Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3. THE SASSAMON ROBERT FAIR "Pete" is sometimes quiet, sometimes not, but always a favorite with his classmates. NVe've often wondered why some girl didn't snatch him away, but it could be that Pete wasn't interested. I-Ie's not-ed for his brilliant blush, though we couldn't call Pete shy. RUTH FAIR Ruthie's good-natured manner and sense of hunlol' have won her many friends. Wlieiiever you're gloomy, just see Ruth. She'll provide plenty of laughs. Workiiig in the lunchroom has taken up some of her time. After gradua- tion her plans will definitely include jimmy. H-e's quite the lucky fellow. Candy Committee, Senior Play. RICHARD THOMAS FARLEY "Beans" has shown great spirit on the hockey and fool- ball teams. Talented in telling fabulous stories, he never goes out with women, that is, none except Mary. Football 2, 3, 43 Hockey 2, 3, 4. Safety Patrol 2, 3, 43 Checker at class election 2, 31 Usher at Graduation and Class Day 33 Usher at Junior Promg Stage Manager, Senior Play: Chairman of Senior Dance: Decoration Committee, Senior Reception. SHIRLEY FESSENDEN As lovely a person as we can lay claim to, Shirley knovss everyone and is always ready with a friendly "Hi!" Her ability and competence have made her a mainstay of the Commercial Department and of many and varied boards and committees. Class Executive Board 4g Glee Club 3, 4: Sassamon Board 43 Student Council 2, 33 Refreshment Committee, Football Dance 2g Usher for junior Prom and S-enior Play. FLORENCE FISHER As the leader of the Sassamon, Flo has fully demon- strated her ability to cope with any situation. Also an able musician she could be seen playing in our high school orchestra: the music room will not be the sam-e without her. Intelligence, neatness, reliance, friendliness, and sin- cerity can be found in only one person. That's our Flo. Band 3, 4: Glee Club .Zg Honor Society 3, 4: Orchestra 4: Sassamon Board 2, 3, 45 Student Council 4g Sassamon Staff 3, editor 45 Yearbook editor: Property Committee. Senior Play: Counter, class elections 23 Permanent Decor- ating Committee 4: Yuletide Troubadours 45 New England Concert Festival 4. sy 0,' 452 K: sa yy' . , v .-., fs ' -.3 , Ii ' A -, E,.:. I0 Q5- I I ...... . gi 4.4, M 7 F tx G c ..- .Q . 'x h w-'S-fg. Q 5 . :gist 1, feat 1 x 1, fy SQ 1 cg' l 4 ' f? Q A K x 411' K 1 ,t ' 57' iff iz' Jig fi ,V-- , 3 , -.,1g.5f i 1' 0 G , U. .-g H 4 THE SASSAMON BARBARA FOLEY "Harb" is very.busy Hlling her hope chest and learning to cook in preparation for a domestic career. W'edding bells will soon be ringing for this lucky girl. Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Refreshment Committee, Class Party. WILLIAM E. FORANCE "Ted" is a genial lad with a kindly disposition. He and ,lim Powers are inseparable pals. You can often see them buzzing about town in Ted's father's new '49 Plymouth. "Treat 'em rough" is Ted's policy toward women. Glee Club 35 Safety Patrol 2, 3, 45 Student Council Z, 3, 45 Registrar at Election 23 Usher at Framingham game 3, 4, Stage Manager for Class Day and Graduation 35 Checking at Senior Reception 33 Usher, Senior Reception. JOSEPH FORNARO "Joe" is noted for his great laugh and it amazes every- body. ln gym he is one of our comlcal boxers. VVe wish him luck in his future plans. Ticket Committee, Senior Play. DOROTHY FOSTER Dottie, with twinkling eyes and merry smile, is popular and very fri-endly. She is one of those peppy, all-round girls who gets along with everyone. Just mention roller skating and "Dot's" name will be heard. Dottie should go far in the business world. Honor Society 45 Safety Patrol 3, 4: Sassamon Board 2, 3, 43 Sassamon Staff CBookkeeperJ 45 Refreshment Com- mittee, Sophomore Dance, Sassamon Dance 4, and Senior Dance 4: Decoration Committee, Class Partyg Usher for Senior Play. JANET FRANCIOSE A dainty "miss" is Janet. Her love of cloth-es and her well-coiffured locks put her in a class by herself. Girls' Athletics-Field Hockey 2. Drum Majorette 3, 4g Glee Club 4, Decoration Committee, Sophomore Dance: Refreshment Committee, 2nd Sophomore Dance, Ticket Committee, Girls' Sports Night 25 Candy Committee, Senior Play. ' YH li SASSAMON RUSSELL GAGE Though "Russ" may appear reserved in school we hear he's quite the ladies' man! He has bee11 unable to parti- cipate in many extra-curricular activities because of his employment at Fiske's Hardware every afternoon. Besides having achieved high grades in school, Russ tackles some sizzling worries in his spare time. Track 2, 4. Stage Manager for Class Day and Gradua- tion 3g Counter at Class Election 43 Usher at Natick- Framingham game 4. FRANCES GALLAGHER A newcomer in her junior year, Frannie has quickly made a place for herself, although we admit it doesn't have to be a very big place, for she is one of our most diminu- tive memb-ers. Full of energy and fun, usually seen with Ken, we're sure Frannie need have no worry about the future. Sassamon Board 3, 45 Decoration Committee, Junior Prom and Sassamon Dance 43 Candy Committee, Senior Playg Refreshment Committee, Senior Reception. JEANETTE GAY "Giggy" is usually seen chumming around with Evelyn Seavey. She is sometimes playfully mischievous and has a good sense of humor. Whatever Jeanette plans to under- take, we know that she will succeed. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4-Basketball 2, 3, 43 Baseball Z, 3, 43 Volleyball 3. Glee Club Z: Sassamon Board 43 Class Dues Collector 43 Usher for Senior Play. CHRISTINE GETCHELL Christine came from Maine and joined our class in her senior year. Her favorite sport is basketball. Her plans are indefinite, but we are sure she will succeed in her chos-en field. Girls' Athletics-Basketball 43 Badminton 43 Volleyball 4g Softball 43 Tumbling 43 Entertainment Committee 4: Senior Playg Class Party. EVELYN GIBSON In whatever part of the world Evelyn is there also is a giggle and a never-ending stream of conversation. Some people think her quiet, but they just don't know. That lovely mass of jet-black hair has been the object of con- siderable envy. Usher for Junior Promg Candy Girl at Senior Playg Refreshment Committee, Class Party. f 9 X' I l QR NNI W THE SASSAMON CHARLES MORRIS GODDARD XYherever you hear discussion on scientific terms, you're liable to find "Professor" Goddard right in the midst of it. Howev-er, skill in science is not his only achievement, for Morris knocks 'em cold with his piano boogie-woogie ren- ditions. His future plans lie in the field of science. WALTER CHARLES GORENFLO, JR. "Bud" is the kind of person you like to have around. Always quick on the trigger with a witty remark, he is the paragon of vitality. "Bud" must be congratulated for his "rough and ready" interpretation of the detective in the Senior Play. Baseball 43 Basketball Z: Football 45 Track 4. Glee Club 4: S-enior Play, Visual Education 2, 3, 43 Usher for Class Day and Graduation 33 Decoration Committee, junior Prom and Senior Reception: Sports Night tLincoln Schooll 4: State Track Meet Medalist tl-Iurdlesl 4: Checker, class election 3. ELEANOR GRADY "lil" is another of those classmates who are often mis- taken for "silent partners," but appearances are often mis- leading. Her straight forwardness and companionable air are valuable additions to her undeniable efficiency and relia- bility. Her previously undiscovered dramatic talent was unearthed just in time for the Senior Play. ,lust to look at lil is to know that future success is in stor-e for her. Safety Patrol 4: Sassamon Board 45 Reading Commit- tee. Senior Play. ELEANOR GRAHAM lileanor looks like one of those quiet girls, but her fre- quent smile and blushing makes us believe otherwise. She is going to Burdett College when she graduates. Good luck. Eleanor. Sassamon Board Z, Usher for Senior Play. JOHN GRINNELL This blond-haired fellow came to N. H. S. from Somer- ville. If you should happen to see a red motor scooter, johnnie will probably be the driver. Interested in art. science and airplanes, he should definitely enter on-e of these helds after graduation. Student Council 3, 45 Decoration Committee for Junior Prom, Senior Play, and school dances. THE SASSAMON ANNETTE GROGAN Annette will always be remembered for her intelligent, charming self. A conscientious girl, and a popular one in social life, Annette cannot be out-done in her variety of talents. l am sure Annette's chosen college in New Jersey will recognize her as the dependable leader we have found her to be. Band 3: Class Executive Board 3: Honor Society 4: Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4, subscription manager: Senior Play: l,unchroom 2, 3, 4: Usher. junior Prom: Alternate Girls' State 3: Orchestra for Graduation 3: Yearbook Connnitt-ee. ANTHONY S. GRUPPOSO "Tony," who's an ellicient worker at one ol' our local stores, is one of the best-dressed boys of our class. He treats automobiles and friends alike, yet he loves them all. He is well liked by all his classmates and friends. Class Executive Board 3, 4: Safety Patrol 3, 4: Student Council 2: Usher for .lunior Prom and Senior Play. RUSSELL HADDAD Russell is known as "Ziz" by all his classmates and lriends. He is a hard worker both inside and outside ol school. Usher for Senior Reception: Librarian, junior year. DONALD E. HARRIS "Don" is known as the "big boy" of the Harvard Street Gang. He's quiet, but good-natured. As captain of the track team "Don" proved a great runner. VVe wish him all the success in the future. Track 2, 3, 4. Stage Manager for Graduation and Class llay 3: State Track Meet Medalist C100 yard dash! 3: State 'l'rack Meet Medalist trelay team? 4. MARY GRETCHEN HARTERY Mary is one of those jovial persons who is always luuli- ing on the brighter side of things. Her dimpled smile would make anyone feel happy. After completing nurses' training, Mary hopes to become an airline hostess. Good luck, Mary! Girls' Athletics 2, 3. Glee Club 2. 3, 4: Candy Connnit- tee, Senior Play: Usher for Senior Reception. io 'l'Hli SASSAMUN , g s. 'Z fg ALICE HAWES . - H 5 -Q . "Acey's" quiet- nonchalance and friendly smile have QQ " It given her a place in our class which no one else could fill. Her dependability makes her well liked by both students A z ' and faculty. That diamond on her finger seems to indicate that her future is assured. Girls' Athletics 3, 4. Honor Society 4g Student Council 3 4: Usher at junior Prom. i " I i EILEEN HAYES .1 -V l ' U Q S .-X true product ot South Natick. lzileens laugh and giggle are as spontaneous as are. your favorite com-eclian's jokes. This ability, combined with her dependability and X sincerity, makes Eileen a friend worth having. Sassamon Board 4: Decoration Committee, Sassamon EQAH " js.. llance 41 Candy Girl at Senior Play: Usher at Senior Recep- '- if f 'i.,A ' tion: Bowling Club 3, 4. BARBARA JEAN HEARD V gl gg- I "Harb" is one of. those people who suddenly blossoms . E YQ trom a meek, quiet little soul into a sparkling personality. "-3' ' i Her vivacious smile, her friendliness, her lovely manners, 1 and h-er marked scholastic aptitude have made her a favor- L-,31 ite with faculty and students alike, and her cute clothes are A the envy of many a girl. Her popularity is attested by her ' I many responsibilities, including the literary editorship of y the Sassamon and the secretaryship of the Student Council. , Honor Society 3, 4: Sassamon Board 2. 3, 4 tl,iterary lzthtorlg Student Council 4 tSecretarylg Properties Com- mittee, Senior Playg Refreshment Committee for lfootball Dance 4. f ROBERT LOUIS HENDERSON Tall and lanky is this boy's stature. He is nicknamed "Hendy" and goes about without a care in the world. Baseball 25 Football 2, 35 Hockey Z, 3, 4. :gi:6'5e,x?fs,3s.- . ' , , ' p 'f' KENNETH HICKS "Ken" came to Natick High early in his junior year from Newton. He had no sooner arrived than he had cap- tured the heart of on-e of his new classmates, a member of the fairer sex. H-e has won many other friends among us, and we all wish him the very best of success in his future career. Baseball 3, 43 Basketball 3: Track 3, 4. Usher for Class Ilay 3, and junior Prom: Ticket Committee. Senior Play: Decoration Committee, Senior Reception. THE SASSAMUN CATHERINE HOWLEY "Cathy," with her flaming red hair, is usually found wherever there's a giggle or laugh. Her witty remarks are a delight to all her classmates. W'ith her, fun is first and foremost. WILLIAM PATRICK HOWLEY x . . . . . . Inll ls a happy-go-lucky person. His jovial grin and absurd sense of humor have earned him his reputation as a first-class wit. IN'e wish him luck in whatever field he may choose. Basketball 3: Golf 5, 4 tcaptainl. Stage Manager for Class Day and Graduation 53 Usher for Senior Reception. DONALD A. HUBBARD If you're looking for talent, you'll find "Don" loaded with it. Besides possessing a marvelous baritone voice he spends his leisure time sketching, cartooning and has done some magnificent oil paintings. "Don" proved his dramatic ability with his fine acting in "Doctor's Orders." .Xccording to all reports, Mr. Croon-Swoon really enjoyed himself in the play. Band Z. 3, -lg tllee Club 2, -1: Orchestra 2, .lg Sassamon Iloard 4: Senior Play: Decoration Committee for Music Dances 2, 3, 4, Football Dances 3, -1, Sophoinore Ilop, and junior Prom. JOHN HUGHES Zoom! Did you see that beautiful car going by? '1'h:it's "jack" with one of his father's new Oldsmobiles. jack spends his time working with his father where he will work after he graduates from high school. Class Executive Board 23 Usher, junior Prom: Year- book Photography Committee. RICHARD S. HULEATT Though slight in stature "Dick" has always made him- self known in our class. "Curiosity" seems to be his middle name, for we hear he nearly burned down his house trying to End how gunpowder worked. XYe hope that "Dick" encounters fully as much happiness and success in life as has his sister, jean. Band 4: Sassamon Board 23 Refreshment Committee, Sophomore Dance: Homeroom Collector tclass duesl 2: Usher, Senior Reception: Motion Pictures-Senior Class Activities-Producer-Director. 3 1 N. A " ' :,. f f ew. 223 .Y ,JI , wg' 't'ig.:,?:- .i l'I-IE SASSAMON BARBARA JOHNSON This tall girl with the sunny disposition has provided a spark of life to many activiti-es and her quick wit and friend- liness have made her many friends throughout the school. XYe hope your future companions appreciate you as we do, "Barb," lncidentally we are certain that you will choose the right road from the many that lie ahead. Girls' Athletics .Z-Field Hockey. Decoration Commit- tee for Sassamon Dance 4, Student Council Dance 4, Hal- loween Dance 4, Football Dance 4, and Christmas Dance 43 Permanent Decorating Committee 4g Invitation Committee for Senior Reception. PAULA JOHNSON Sophisticated Paula has talent in the Art Room -and Home Economics Department that helps make things brighter and better for all of us. Girls' Athletics-Softball 2, 35 Basketball Z, 3. Student Council .23 Cheerleader 3, 45 Usher for Senior Play. PATRICIA ANN JUNIOR XVant 21 good time? Well then just see Pat and lidna and ycu will be assured of it. Characterized by her beauti- ful clothes and her daintiness, Pat has won many friends while at N. H. S. These qualities plus sincerity and de- pendabflity will insure Pat's success. Glee Club Z, 3, -43 Librarian 35 Ticket Committee, Senior Play: Music Committee, Senior Reception. JOHN KELLEY "jack" is one of the spark-plugs of the def-ence in hockey and also one of football's Tigers. He should be able to get an athletic scholarship to college. Football Z, 3, 43 Hockey 2, 3, 43 Track 3, 4. Safety Patrol 3, 43 Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3g Usher at New Lincoln Schoolg Decoration Committee for junior Prom and Senior Play. WILLIAM KELLY Perhaps "mischievous" might best describe liill. The twinkle in his eye is an indication that something is brew- ing that will soon come to light that will amuse us. Ilockey Z, 3, 4. Glee Club 33 Ticket Committee, Senior Play. THE SASSAMON - RACHEL KIESSLING "Rickie" is a good-natured girl with a smile for every- one. She never seemed to worry about her studies. Rickie's future has already been decided as that certain object on the third finger indicates. ROBERT J. KIRK ' Bob is one of the quiet members of our class. His interests don't seem to be in school, although we don't know much about his outside activities. Refreshment Committee, Senior Reception. FRANCES KRIVICICH Although she is often seen, but seldom heard, Frances is a sincere and kind friend. VVe wish her luck and know she will succeed in whatever field she chooses. Usher for Senior Reception. EDNA LANGMEAD Full of fun with a "devil may care" attitude, Edna has contributed to the humor of many a classroom and gather- ing. She is always busy. Her contagious laughter and cheerful disposition have helped others many times. The band won't seem the same without "Eddie," that sparkling cymbal player. Girls' Athletics 2, 3-Basketball. Band 33 Glee Club Z, 33 Refreshment Committee, Sophomore Hopg Usher, Senior Reception. AUGUSTUS LAURINI "Gus" hails from the Navy Yard. He is very conscien- tious in his school work and is trying to get into Boston College. He is quite a comedian and his talent is enjoyed among his classmates. Football 2, 3, 4. Class Executive Board 2, 43 Class Officer 2: Safety Patrol 4: Ush-er at Graduation and Class Day 33 Usher at Junior Prom: Decoration Committee for Junior Prom and Class Party. ,,!, 7: 'J Bl :fl z iq 4 1 it 2 t if pf , fi. ,A ,gn QM? 1 gs f 5,1355 'sud , , sf, 1 ,, si 2 5 'Q H swk W? s . 7 ,-M. .... ,, . Q -. . .5 .qi I ,N 53's Y R Q ,N xg . 2 e X ,km is 5 B ,eg-fp F' .291 , 1 Qs Ns ' ist fi s . fit? HC!- m5f" - rs. Ri--c it 15 Q N . QT fl YQ 1 ' ,. ,sttfilgw-.. ' , .21,,4 -2 'wig ' A ,I ,,,. My . fx- T H E S A S S A M O N RAYMOND LAWLESS Rav is one of the South Natickites in our class. He is a hard- worker in the commercial department. VVe know his future will be as a businessman. Decoration Committee, Class Party. HOWARD F. LEAVITT, JR. Hats off to "Major" Leavitt of the National Guard. Hesides having made an excellent scholastic record here, he is president of th-e Honor Society. Howard is very like- able, has a line sense of humor and is admired among his classmates. He plans to enter college in September, wher-e we are sure he will maintain his superior record of achieve- ment. Honor Society 4: Usher, Class Day and Graduation 33 Committee for Class Party: Farewell Address. CLARA LEE Clara is one of the happiest members of our class, her pep has won her many friends. Clara enjoys life immense- ly and doesn't seem to worry about anything. In whatever she undertakes we wish her luck. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Refreshment Committ-ee, Sopho- more Dance: Usher for Senior Play and Senior Reception. HELEN LEGEE Although not very active in extra-curricular ac Hel l s Jroved to be a hard and conscientious worker. e en ia 1 She is a cheerful person and has a smile for everyone. G' ls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Refreshment Committee, Junior ir Prom: Candy Girl, Senior Play: Usher, Senior Reception. tivities, RUTH LELAND "Ruthie" is one of those jovial persons who always 'cl f life If you're ever in need of looks for the sunny Sl e o . . a good laugh just call "Ruthie," who will help to drive away 'll your blues. Her future is undecided, but we know she wi succeed in whatever she chooses to do. Poster Committee, Senior Playg Decoration Committee, Senior Reception. THE SASSAMON BARBARA LILJA "Barb"-a blonde bombshell! Her frequent outbursts of joy and her irrepressible humor have lightened many a quiet classroom. Her philosophy of "fun, hrst and fore- most," has won her all the friends one could ask and the world could use many more just like her. Class Executive Board Z, 3, 43 Class Ofhcer 3, Glee Club 3: Senior Play: Student Council 33 Dance Committee, and Decoration Committee, Sassamon Dance 2, 33 Ticket Committee 2, 33 Chairman, Sophomore Hop. RUTH LIVINGSTON We may say that Ruth is a quiet girl, but those who know her, know better. Don't they, Ruthie? She has chosen Hyannis as her favorite summer resort. where she claims there are some great attractions! Girls' Athletics 2, 3. Girls' Sports Nite 3, Entertainment Committee, Class Party. THOMAS O. MALLERY Tom is the out-spoken boy from Sherborn who always has the class laughing. He is one of the Tigers and will make a good lineman wherever he goes. Baseball 43 Basketball Z3 Football 2, 3, 43 Hockey 3, 45 Track 3, 4. Class Executive Board 35 Usher for Class Day and Graduation 31 Decoration Committee, Sophomore DHIICCZ Usher for Senior Playg Music Committee, Senior Reception. MARIE MATTSON Marie's all-over beauty and h-er sparkling personality have been responsible for making her one of the most popu- lar girls of the class of '49. Not only this but Marie is found to have an earnest interest in her studies and to be an active member in all school activities. Her ability to be relied upon makes Marie a perfect example of a girl every- one would want for a friend. Class Executive Board 2, 33 Class Ofhcer 23 Drum Majorette 4 theadlg Glee Club 2, 3, Safety Patrol 3, 43 Sassamon Board 2, 3, 41 Student Council 4, S-enior Play: Decorating Committee, Junior Promg Usher, junior Prom. FRANCIS McGRATl-I "Mac" is one of that exclusive Music Room gang and can always be counted on to liven up a group. Although he appears to be the silent type, a few of us know differ- ently. No slouch with a trumpet, "Mac" was a delegate to the New England Concert Festival, and he's been a mem- ber of almost every musical organization but the Girls' Glee Club. Band 2, 3, 4: Orchestra Z, 3, 4, Brass Quartet 3, 45 Double Quartet 45 New England Music Festival 45 Assistant Director of Band 4. ii JY!! I as A 5 1, MN 1. : ls 3 c 56 'UV 'S MF' "5 TH li SASSAMON RICHARD McGRATH "Dick" is a joker boy in our class, and his ever present and happy-go-lucky manner tell you much of a hidden per- sonality under that quiet exterior. Dick plans to enter the painting business after graduation. Baseball 3. -1: Football 2: Hockey 3. Student Council 2, 31 Sports Night. JAMES McHALE "jim" is a quiet member of our class who is liked by all. His innocent manner has helped him in a good many ways. hood-natured and a good sport, Jim has made many fri-ends. RICHARD McNEIL "Dick," with his quiet friendliness and cooperation, has truly been a benefit to his classmates. His dependability in the commercial department makes him well liked by th-e students as well as faculty. Literary Yearbook Committee: Usher at Thanksgiving game 4. IRENE MEYMARIS Not too long ago Irene arriv-ed from Mexico and now one would hardly guess she hasn't lived here all her life. XYinner of the "friendliest" in a poll, Irene has proved her- self a true friend and also a dependable one. VVe know Natick High will thoroughly miss Irene. Honor Society 4: Sassamon Board 4: Sassamon Staff 4: Refreslnnents Committee. Senior Dance. LOUIS MICCILE You very seldom hear much in the way of talk from this boy. Louie is the type of person whom everybody likes for a friend. The Navy seems to be calling him. Baseball 2, 33 Football 2, 3: Hockey 2, 3. Class Execu- tive lioard Z5 Glec Club 2: Safety Patrol commissioner 3, 4: Librarian in Room 333 Usher for Senior Play: Decoration cl0lIIIIllIlCi', Senior Reception. THE SASSAMON GEORGE MITCHELL "Mitch" is the aggressive member and co-captain of the footballvteam. He is also a top performer in baseball, track, and basketball. The only thing that will hamper him from furthering his athletic ability is a hurt knee. Baseball Z, 3, 41 Basketball 23 Football Z, 3, 4: Track 4. Student Council 43 Usher for Class Day and Graduation 33 Usher at Lincoln School Opening and Senior Play: Decora- tion Committee, Football Dance, Literary Committee for Yearbook, DOROTHY MONSON "Good things come in small packages" is the proverb which can easily be applied to "Dotty." She seems very quiet in school, but outside she's always ther-e with a laugh and a word of praise. Her thorough and efficient manners will aid her greatly in her future life. Girls' Athletics-Volleyball 3, Field Hockey 4. Decora- tion Committee for ,lunior Dance. MARY ANN MORAN One of the more sedate members of our class, Mary Ann has made herself indispensable in many ways. She is always immaculately groomed. Although busy with other things, she has found time to play the violin in the school orchestra. An industrious manner and friendly disposition will be an aid to her wherever she may go. Glee Club Z, 3, Orchestra Z, 33 Sassamon Board 2, 3, 41 Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance. WILLIAM MUNRO Here is a fleet-footed boy from "Felchville." He has a friendly and likeable personality. We look for "Bill" to be a bachelor, but you never can tell. Hockey 2, 3, 4:YTrack 3, 4. Safety Patrol Z, 3. 4: Usher at Class Day and f3I'3,Cll121tlOll.31 Decoration Committee for ,lunior Prom, Usher for Senior Reception. MARY MUSGRAVE As head cheerleader, Mary was acclaim-ed a success. Her pep and vitality were probably responsible for this. Mary's dark hair and trim figure combine to make her a very cute person and in addition she has a pl-easant per- sonality. We Wish Mary success and happiness in her activ- ities after high school. Glee Club 2, 33 Safety Patrol 2, 3, 43 Student Council 2: Assembly Committee 2, Cheerleader 3, 4 Ccaptainlg Regis- trar at Elections 33 Usher at junior Prom and Senior Play, Decoration Committ-ee, Football Dance Z, 4, Assembly Com- mittee Dance Z: Sophomore Hop: and Sassamon Dance Z, 3, 4: Sassamon Staff 2, 3, 4g Entertainment Committee, Class Party. .gg lu Ji 8 V .fe V. Q. Q0 .yo i f .4 ai . J -:Rgf .4 fs' gV:ff.:.:.v t it if V 1 ii 4' if 'F T H E S A S S A M O N KATHRYN SHEILA NEARY Tall and slender, with beautiful clothes, is one's first impression of Cae. Further acquaintance, moreover, will reveal a charming personality, sparkling with wit, which places her among our most sought-after classmates. The range of Cae's talents has resulted in many a valuable con- tribution to our class and its work. Glee Club 4: Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4: Sassamon Board 2. 3, 41 Senior Playg Decoration Committee for Football Dance 4, Assembly Dance 4, Sassamon Dance 4, and Junior Prom: Refreshment Committee for Sophomore Dance and Football Dance 4: Music Committee, Christmas Dance 4: Usher at Lincoln School Opening 43 G. A. L. Minstrel Show 43 Counter at El-ection 43 Checker at Election 33 Homeroom Reporter 3, 43 Athletic Association Collector Z5 Assembly Committee 45 Entertainment Committee, Class Party. BEVERLEY NELSON "Bev," who is not noisy or loud, enjoys life in a quiet way. She has worked hard and certainly deserves her high school marks. A member of the Honor Society, she also received the honor of being cast in the Senior Play. XVith her friendly manner and helpful ways, "Bev" should do well in her plans for the future. Honor Society 4: Senior Play: Refreshment Commit- tee for ,lunior Prom, Christmas Dance 4, and Senior Recep- ltoll. LEROY NIEDER Studious is one adjective for "Roy," for with his high grades and serious t?l attention in class,-he may impress one so. However, his many friends know him as "Daredevil Nieder-Ace of the Highways." If you've never seen him driving, it's probably because you blinked your eyes as he whizzed by. Roy, with his ability to make unlimited num- ber of friends, is sure to be a success in life. Honor Society 4. CHRISTINE NIMS Christine is often se-en, but rarely heard. She is one of those people who is always in a good mood and is ex- tremely conscientious. She is very sympathetic and a hard worker. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4-Basketball 4, Softball 2, V0llC'3" ball 3. Usher at Senior Play. MARGARET NOLAN Peggy hails from South Natick. Her sparkling eyes and expressive smile have won her many true friendships. "Peg" will long be remembered for her excellent portrayal in the S-enior Play. Easy going and well-liked, she should certainly prove to be another successful product of South Natick. Girls' Athletics 4. Clee Club 2, 33 Sassamon Board 2, 33 Senior Playg Checker at election 23 Refreshment Commit- tee, Sophomore Danceg Librarian 4. THE SASSAMON HUGH J. O'RORKE Our class was certainly fortunate to have so talented a boy as Hugh join us after his service days were over. His unusual voice has helped us enjoy many tine assembly programs. Our best to you, Hugh. Glee Club 43 Minstrel Show 43 New lingland Music Festival 4. GRACE PALLADINO Although quiet by nature, Grace is known to be full of pep and energy. Her slimness and beautiful clothes makes her the -envy of all. However great the difficulty, Grace can surmount it as demonstrated by her enthusiasm in class work. Grace's ambitions lie in the commercial held. Honor Society 4: Safety Patrol 2, 3, Sassamon Board 3, 43 Senior Play: Student Council 2, 53 Assembly Commit- tee 5, 43 Committe-e of Football Dance 2, 35 Chairman of Sophomore Dance: Decoration Committee, Junior Prom: Refreshment Committee, Class Partyg Yearbook Committee: Class Prophecy. FLORENCE PARKER A newcomer from Framingham, "Flo" has been a very welcome addition. Petite and friendly, she also has a won- derful sense of humor. Her blonde hair and stylish clothes have caused many a boy to look again, but we all know that her plans for the future will include "Tass"-lucky fellow. Usher for Senior Play. CATHERINE PIERCE Although one of the quieter members of the class, Cathy is very friendly and quite outstanding in scholastic abilities. Endowed with a radiant complexion and soft "pansy" eyes, sh-e is found to be reliable and courteous. Kathy loves to laugh and we know she will always be able to see the bright side of everything. Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Sassamon Board 41 Usher at Open House Z: Music Committee for Sophomore Dance, Junior Prom, and Senior Receptiong Checker at Senior lilection: Reading Committee for Senior Play. ANN PIERRO Ann's ke-en sense of humor and happy-go-lucky ways have contributed a vibrant spark to our classrooms. She is seldom seen after school because of her part-time job at McLellan's in Wellesley. Keep up the good work, Ann. Mayb-e someday you'll become the manager of the store. Refreshment Committee for Sophomore Dance and Senior Receptiong Candy Committee, Senior Play. 'EF' ,QQ 9 1. fi'- 73 .-s-- a .., f . l s fvfl . at Q- M Ai .U we .- L L ' If If ..,, tg fi X K A fi 5' x ,fy I e iw 1 92 F P, 95 2 fr-23? V f. s Jfbenual ,za - . av , I Tl-Ili SASSAMON JEAN PINEAU Besides being one of the more petite members of our class, Jean had a permanent position of typing the absent list. She did a line job and in every sense of the word. She is to be congratulated for her fine work. Sassamon Board 4: Refreshment Committee. Senior Reception: Yearbook Committee ttypingl. JAMES F. POWERS "jim,"-full of vim, vigor and vitality, almost never has a serious expression on his face. He has been very active in extra-curricular activities, and hasn't been at all lax in his studies, either. The assistant manager of 'Qlones' Coke and Phosphate Parlor," ,lim can usually be seen there, hard at work behind the soda fountain. He plans to enter Holy Cross College in the fall. Basketball 2, 3. Honor Society 4: Safety Patrol Z, 3, 4, commissioner: Sassamon Board 4: Senior Play: Student Council 2: Sophomore Dance Committee Z: Usher, junior Prom: Massachusetts Boys' State 3: Harvard Book Award 3: Natick-Framingham Game Usher 3, 4: Reading Commit- tee, Senior Play. RICHARD PRESCOTT "Gabby" really lives up to his name: in fact, he even talks in his sleep. Manager of the hockey team, he is everyone's friend. Gabby doesn't stick to one woman, he goes out with all of them. "Have fun while you're still young" is his slogan. Hockey manager Z, 3, 4: Track 4: Golf 4. Safety Patrol J, 3, 4: Usher at Graduation 3: Usher, junior Prom and Senior Reception: Yearbook Committee. NANCY PRIORE Nancy, or "Slim" as she is sometimes known, has unmis- takeably allied herself with music during her stay at N. H. S. Besides her musical ability Nancy is noted for her irrepres- sible wit and for her hit appearances in talent shows. Never one to endure boredom, Nancy is sure to enliven some hos- pital when she goes into training. Girls' Athletics 2. Band 4: Glee Club 3: Orchestra 3: Music Committee and lfntvertainment for Musical Dance: Refreshment Committee, Sophomore Hop: Music Commit- tee. ,lunior Prom. BETTY QUINN Betty is a merry and conscientious member of our class. She is a very cheerful and energetic girl and always has a pleasant smile for anyone. Most of her time is spent work- ing at Babson's. History is her favorite subject and Boston University her choice of college. Good luck, Betty. Class Ex-ecutive Board Z, 3: Honor Society 4: Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4: Sassamon Board Z, 3, 4: Decoration Commit- tee for Sophomore Dance Z, Football Dance Z, 3, 4, junior Prom: Publicity Committee, Senior Play: Program Com- mittee for Sports Night 2, 3: Sassamon Homeroom Collec- tor 2, 3, 4: Music Committee, Senior Reception: Refresh- ment Committee, Class Party. THE SASSAMON ROBERT REINHART Another quiet member of our class is "Bob." However. he wins new friends easily, and has a marvelous wit. "Bob" has achieved a high scholastic record of which he should be proud. He doesn't seem to care for womeng maybe he'll be a bachelor. Bachelor or not, Bob is sure to come through with flying colors in whichever career he enters. Track 3, 4. FRANCIS ROBERTS "Frankie" can be seen with "Joe" and "Sully" all the time. I-Iis pinboy activities keep him busy in VV-ellesley at night, but you can always count on Frank to help with all things connected with the Art room. Class Executive Board 2: Sassamon Board 21 Registrar at Election Z: Decoration Committee, Junior Promg Stage Manager. S-enior Play. LINDA JEAN ROBERTS Linda is one of the taller girls in our class. She is usually seen with her pal, Edna, and together the two of them form a very humorous team. Linda's talents lie in the artistic field and she has also participated in many sports. Her friendliness should prove to be a definite help in her future plans. Girls' Athletics-Softball 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2, 33 Field Hockey manager .21 Bowling 2. Decoration Committee for lfootball llance 4, and Senior Reception: Poster Cgllllllitlgg, Senior Playg Art Committee for Yearbook. KATHERINE SANDLER "Kathy" can usually be found in the midst of any fun. I-ler mischievous and jolly p-ersonality spell "Kathy." We envy her smooth clothes. Her love for basketball has won her many a friend. She hopes to enter Mount Ida in the fall. Good luck in whatev-er field you choose. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Class Executive Board Z: Pro- gram Committee, Senior Play. JENNIE SCIRETTA D Jennie is often seen but rarely heard. She is another of our salvesgirls who work in McLellan's. Her quiet ways have made her many a friend. Drum Majorette 4: Candy Girl for Senior Play: Re- freshment Committee, Senior Reception. ,f 3' Vi' at 'i Q! 3 1 'l'IIIi SASSAMON THERESA SCIRETTA "'l'erry" is one of the smallest and merriest m-embers of our class. She also was a majorette for two years. Terry hasn't decided what she would like to do after graduation, but whatever she does we know her ready smile and spark- ling personality will help her succeed. Drum Majorette 2, 33 Refreshment Committee, Sopho- more Dance. EVELYN SEAVEY lliminntiye "lfvie," with her smooth dark hair and shy smile, might be classed as the sweet, feminine type. Her quiet friendliness have won her many friends during her years in N. H. S. Girls' Athletics 2. Glee Club 31 Decoration Committee, Junior Dance: Ticket Committee, Senior Playg Invitation Committee, Senior Receptiong Homeroom Collector. ROBERT SHAGOURY Hull is one of our small p-eppy students. XYherever ll1Cl'C'S trouble you'll find Bob. Nothing seems to get him down. least of all his teachers. Bob is presently employed at the :X X P Tea Co. "Good luck," Bob. TERESA SIMS "'llessie" is a whiz at sports. Her sense of humor has added much lightheartedness to classes. Bowling is one of her favorite pastimes. Undecided as to her future, "Tessie" will be an asset wherever she may work. Girls' Athletics Z, 3, 4-Softball 2, 3, 45 Field Hockey 2. 3, 41 Yarsity Rasketball 2, 3, 41 Volleyball 2, 3, 43 Manager of Bowling 3, 4: GA. L. Minstrel Show: Girls' Sports Night. Decoration Committee for junior Prom and Class Party. ROBERT SMITH Robert is the only Smith that we have in our class. .X friend to all, he is known for his ready wit. He is always ready to join m the fun. Checker at Sophomore Dance, Junior Prom, and Senior Dance 3. TH li SASSA MON THEODORE STAMULI "Ted" is a popular commercial student who has served his class faithfully. Always jolly and witty, he has helped relieve the monotony on many occasions. Basketball 3, 4: Football Manager 2, 3, 4. Class Executive Board Z: Glee Club Zg Safety Patrol 45 Student Council 2, 41 Reading Committee, Senior Playg Literary Committee, Yearbook. GEORGE STOCKBR ID GE "Flying Fingers" they call this master of the piano. George has his own band and should go places as a pianist. But he wants to be a teacher and is likely to go either to Massachusetts State or Boston University next fall. Class Executive Board 3, 43 Glee Club Z, 3: Honor Society 43 Orchestra 2, 33 Safety Patrol 2, 3, 43 Senior Play: Student Council 33 N.H.S. Dance Band 2, 3g Accompanist, '47 and '48 graduationsg N.H.S. String Trio 31 Double Quar- tet 3g Usher, Junior Promg Minstrel Show 43 Usher at Thanksgiving game 43 Literary Committee, for Yearbook: Class Prophecy. RICHARD SULLIVAN Comical and jocular at times, "Sully" settles down to some serious painting, most of which has been exceptionally masterful. "Sully" hopes to further his education by attend- ing art school this fall. Glee Club 23 Decoration Committee for junior Prom, Stage Manager of Senior Play. JAMES THOMAS "jim," the jok-er, delights in teasing the girls during homeroom period. Good-natured, laughable, jim's always the "life of the class." Enemy to no one, pal to everyone, he's quick to praise when others enjoy success. B-est of luck in the coming years, "Big Jim." Football 2, 33 Track 3, 4. Decoration Committee, Junior Prom, Stage Manager, Senior Play. DEXTER R. THOMPSON Dexter is usually seen driving about in his black coupe headed toward Kemps where he spends much of his time. Whatever he does after graduation, he doesn't have to worryg he can take care of himself and provide amusement for all. Hockey 2, 3: Track 2, 3, 4. Art Committee Cpostersl. 65 ,. . , 'L f Q 'Sv M 9 M---. "Wi9:'il-'Nl v l I I l 'l'H1i SASSAMON SHIRLEY TOPHAM Shirley is a qui-et and studious girl: her assignments were always in on time. After school, Shirley works very hard at Newberry's in Iiramingham. She hasn't decided what she is going to do after graduation: whatever it is we wish her the best of luck. P Girls' Athletics 2, 3. Refreshment Committee, Class arty. ROBERT TOTA Bob, with his pleasing smile and personality, has made himself a very friendly classmate. He is often se-en during lunch time playing "mora" with the rest of his buddies. Bob has participated in baseball. Baseball 3, 4: Football 2: Hockey 4. Class lixecutive Board 23 Campaign manager 2. ELEANOR TOZER Compatibl-e, sophisticated, energetic! Hur "Funky" is all of these, plus! She has shown her athletic ability and praiseworthy sportsmanship as one of the high-scoring for- wards of the Girls' Basketball team. As for looks. "Punky" is among the most attractive girls of the class. Her spark- ling vitality and charming personality will carry her far in the world of business. Girls' .Nthletics-Softball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Yol- leyball J, 3, 43 Badminton 3, 4. Usher at Senior Reception. LEORA TRENHOLM .X cheerful, happy-go-lucky girl, Leora has a j-oke for every conversation. Although quietly mischievous in class. more broadly so in her free time, Leora has continually kept her pleasant outlook foremost among her school mates. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4-Softball 3. Ticket Committee, Senior Play. MARY TROIA Mary, the quiet type with a very pretty lace, gets along well with her fellow students. Her neat appearance and pleasant ways make her a friend to all. She is never to be found without a smile and a cheery word. Class lixecutive Board Z, 33 Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4, coni- missionerg Refreshment Committee, Senior Dance: Program Committee, Senior Play. T H E S A S S A M O N HELEN UNDERHILL She is the gal who always keeps on the right side of the street. Her keen sense of humor, her dependability and willingn-ess'to help out at all times, makes her rank tops with all the students. Girls' Athletics Z. Sassamon Board Z, 3, 4, Homeroom Re orterg Student Council 3g Art Committee, Yearbook: p . . . 1 a Decoration Committee, Junior Prom: Decoration Committee, Football Danceg Decoration Committee, Sophomore Dance. CHRISTINE VANCE Versatile "Chris" is one of the most active and popular girls to whom we lay claim. Her talents extend from a major part in the many "drives" to a great interest in bas- ketball. Chris's winning smile and cheery manner have won her many a faithful friend during her high school career. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 43 Basketball 3, 4. Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4, Student Council 2, 43 Assembly Committee Z, 43 Ushered at Lincoln School: Decoration Committee, Junior Prom, Decoration Committee 3, 45 Candy Committee, lfoot- ball Danceg Candy Committee, Senior Play: Manager of Softball Team lg Girls' Varsity Basketball Team 41 Field Hockey .23 Volleyball Z, 3, 45 Member of Cast for Minstrel Showg Girls' Sports Night 3. FRANK VARRICHIONE "Frank" was the big member of the football team last year. He is over six feet and weighs over 200 pounds. XYhen he came plowing down the field, the opposition got out of the way. Boxing is also another one of his accomplishments. Baseball Z, 4g Football 2, 3, 43 Track 4. MARIO VARRICH IONE Mario is Frank's older brother and also a member of the football team. He is the quiet type, but a great dancer who is especially good at "jitterbugging." All the girls like to dance with Mario. Baseball 2, 43 Football Z, 3, 45 Track 4. GLENN VORCE "Glenn" is one of the more quiet members of the class and is generally seen in Framingham, where most of his working and social life is spent. Wliatever Glenn plans to do in the future we wish him luck. Decoration Committee, Senior Receptiong Counter when voting for class officers 4. 65 ya .'f K wir A f V R I fl Alai ay? l ""i' 2 W-'A::,z,.w r w w ' 1.57 36'-ifl tsf'5Uafl'i . 4. ,sv ,..v,..iw.-. . . f w x E--,fan yt .. , wr .f.,, le, V .4 ie 'Q xx i I ' 3 4- 1 .nas 1 lcv A 1 44' N! 1' f V - 2 , f ' f " , ' ' -f "::: wh ., , 5 ,W I ggevgv i fkifmf , . 5' te , f 1 - ' 2 I ,, . ,Eff-5' L. , ei " ,,' 1 ' ..f11i23'Ff' L 0 THE SASSAMON HARTLEY WADDELL Easy to become acquainted with, Hartley seldom is seen without a smile on his face. He is always the first to hear the new jokes and quips. He is not often without some- thing to say. Baseball 4, Track 4. Glee Club 4g Decoration Commit- tee, Class Party. PAUL W. WALKER "lJoak," our faithful basketball manager, is always full of ideas and ready to go places. His jovial smile and his keen sense of humor have earned him his reputation as a lirst class wit. Basketball 2, 3, 41 Track 3, 4. Glee Club 43 Stage Man- ag-er, Senior Play, Decoration Committee. JANET WALL Tidy ,lanet is one of the outstanding inhabitants of "Squash lfndf' Not everyone can boast of personality, good looks and sincerity as our Janet can. She may often be seen in the corridors on Safety Patrol or participating in other activities. P-erhaps she will model hats in later life. XYho knows? Girls' Athletics 2. Safety Patrol 3, 4, Sassamon Board 3, 3, 43 Senior Play 4: Registrar, Elections 3: Ticket Com- mittee, Sassamon Dance 2, Decoration Committee, Football Dance 43 Decoration Committee, Senior Reception: Art 4: Homeroom Collector for Sassamon 2, 3, G.A.L. Minstrel Show -l. JANE WARD Although jane is one of the more quiet members of N. H. S., she is well known among her classmates. Her sweet smile has won many friends. Wie wish her success in a career as a salesgirl. Glee Club Z, 3, 4, Candy Committee, Senior Play, Usher, Senior Reception. NORMA WENTZELL A radiant, winning smile and an easy-going disposition are Norma's. She is ever peppy and sometimes playfully mischievous. Wlifzre there's constant chatter, Norma is there. Nothing can stop her if she once gets started. Girls' Athletics 3, 4. Class Executive Board 45 Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Usher, Senior Play. THE SASSAMON DAVID WETMORE David is one of the quietest fellows in our class, and his ever-present smile and happy-go-lucky manner tell you much of a hidden personality under his mild exterior. We wish him luck in whatever he chooses. VVinner of VVhipp1e's label contest. RUSSELL WHITAKER "Russ," tall, dark, and handsome woman-slayer, hails from the wilds of Felchville. We hear that he writes to a different girl in every country of the world. Russ is also a great lover of music. Often he can be seen at th-e Opera House or Symphony Hall. VVe wish him the best of luck in his future career. Usher for Class Day and Graduation 35 Refreshment Committee, junior Promg Reading Committee, Senior Play: Property and Hall Committee, Senior Play! Entertainment Committee, Class Partyg Usher at Thanksgiving Football game 4: Minstrel Show chorus 4. BARBARA WHITEFORD "Harb" is a typical Natick High student. Her blue eyes. blonde hair and fair complexion are her prize assets. VVe wish her all the luck and success in whatever field she chooses. Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Olee Club 3, 4. FRANCES WHITNEY Zip! XYhat was that Haming red Hash? lVhy, it was only our own Franny taking off down the corridor to her next class. However, Franny always finds time to say "Hi" to everyone. Her naturalness and effervescent charm will carry her far in the business world. Refreshment Committee, junior Prom: Usher, Senior Reception. , CAMILLE WIGGLESWORTH CHllllllCiS excellent voice has won her the approval ol the entire school, both teachers and students. This talent is combined with earliest endeavor and neatness. Add this to jet black hair and enviable slimness and nothing can result but Camille. Good luck, always. Gl-ee Club 2, 3, 4: Orchestra Z, 3: Safety Patrol 3, 4: Sang at Senior Play 3, 45 New England Music Festival 2, 3, 4g Decoration Committee, Junior Prom and Senior Recep- tioung Secretary of Safety Patrol 3, 4, Librarian 3, 4g G.A.I,. Minstrel Show 43 Usher at Lincoln P.T.A. 4. ,m 3 ' if fg r 9 of X A f s 1 1 I il t w- ww, 'A f f fi' , 51 1 ty- '- t- 08 THE SASSAMON PRISCILLA WOODS Dark haired, merry-eyed "Pussy" is full of fun and energy. Extremely artistic, her talents in this held will be furthered at one of Boston's art schools. Her pleasant manner has won her many true friends. Class Executive Board 3, 4: Decoration Committee 2, 3. 43 Art Z, 3, 43 Decoration Committee, junior Prom, Usher at Senior Play, Art Committee for Yearbook. LILLIAN Z ICKO Lillian's loii dark locks, stylish clothes and pleasant personality are the envy of many girls at N. H. S. "Pussy" and she are wonderful friends, both with a sense of humor. Music, especially voice, is Lillian's favorite pastime. Good luck, "Lil." Glee Club 2, 33 Student Council 4, Decoration Commit- tee 45 Usher at Senior Play. PETER ZICKO Q Considerate, amiable, studious-our "Pete" is modified I perfectly by these adjectives. A near-genius in science, he manages to find time to pluck some red-hot m-elodies on the old eighty-eight, too. Pete is modest about his abilities, and a really wonderful person to know. f' 'S ii Student Council 3: Usher at Graduation 3, Boys' State pig 2- x .I I representative. fr I . s, QQ , ,Q ,I Q .X V W A ' ALFRED ZONGHI "Al" is one of the happiest fellows in the school. His ever-present grin and wit have won him everyone's friend- ship. He hopes someday to become "Mayor of the Navy Yard." Any competition, "Al"? Football 3, 4. Safety Patrol 3, 45 Ticket Committee, W . A W 3 , f, S - - jf . N Senior Play: Yearbook Committee. 3 'L 'A 1' f -fi!" f X V, f-X-X Ian B K Q ,f D 'bv ng IDD si 'M df It QQ 5 R D f 33 JU j yx M H R JQZNNERQ T XQ f I rj? ',-- Xl K ,P FRE A ' , A as X Sports Nfgm-'.' X mt Ramp gegy? Q'I5X Ffyy EEXXAJQQV V 3 2 Q-:K J Y,-Q00 o ' S K' A X ww' .- 91" ml" fnnffx , x-,YL, 3- 'f N 1'x f-x ,Y J J Q Q41 'U THF SASSAMON SENIOR Pl..-X Y CAST linrk mac: Rl. Nolan, XY. Gorenflo, lf. Langevin, J. Powers, R. Colbourne, J. X'Vall .Sl1'i'l'Il1f 1wv':t'.' AX. Grogan. ll. l,ilja, M. Mattson, H. Nelson, G. Pallatlino, Mrs. lJeMeritt, teach lfrnnf Vrlfil' If. .Xnu-s. .X. llawes. C. Neary, H. Devereaiix, fl. Stocklmriclge, ll. Hublmarrl Senior Play "Maimie, Maimie," these two words sent "Doctors Orders" off to a ilying start before capacity audiences on February 16 and 17. As an experiment the idea of two casts of main characters to take part was inaugurated. The idea, as well as the production, was a great success. Letty Madden, portrayed by Cae Neary, and her inhibitions provided the basis for an hilarious evening. Her prim and proper sister fAlice Hawesj and the comical maid, Maimie, fBarbara Lilja and Beverly Nelsonj are the members of a very confused household. Rita, fAnnette Grogan and Grace Palladinoj who is blamed for a theft at the Madden Department Store, is one of Letty's first inhibitions. Donald Hubbard and Gene Ames showed great dramatic talents while portraying Steve, the young lawyer in love with Rita. George Stockbridge and Marie Mattson played a devoted father-daughter role as Adolph Madden and julia Madden. Adolph is expressed as an embezzeler by the testimonies of three old maid stockholders, Sara, Cara, and .Ienny fliecky Clolbourne, janet NVall, and Peggy Nolanj. THE SASSAMON 71 ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Rack 1'n'zu.' S. Luyties, P. Parriuello, J. Ar-ena Frmlf rmu: C. Vance, G, Pallaclino, C. Nt-ary, Miss Sliaumm Michael, QWalter Gorenfloj a private detective, arrests Letty after her shoplifting episode. Letty is professed to be very sane by Dr. Reynolds Uimmie Powersj. Jerome jackson fErnie Langmeadj gains the management of the store and also a nance, Letty. Helen Devereaux and Eleanor Grady, also members of the cast, fLetty and Agathaj were unable to give a performance due to illness. Under the able direction of Mrs. DeMeritt, and with the help of Miss Shannon and Mr. Cronan, "Doctors Orders" was acclaimed a successful pro- duction in every sense. 'K QQ' DOCTORS 'Q ORDER 0 91 I NJHA, DO YA Xb Xb W . N GQFJEJQEEJHLT 1 Q4 1 000 FINALE THE SASSAMON 'Z .'Xl.l.-Gllil. CHORUS Hiicle rrmu' li. Langmcarl, S. Fcsseiiclcii, R. Colhournc, M. Krebs, P. Fu-ncli, S. Lowe, 1 - - V , - C Neary, l,. liilanclin, IJ. Norris -I. Vlarcl, S. lxicc 'l'l1ird rimu' Ii. Hatch, M. Tompkins, ll. Burns, l.. lfllandin, T. lit-linorc, ll. Chilson, P. junior, H. XYhitc-ford, P. Condon, R. T'!ai'lmcr Swmfni rnfu: sl. Lee, J. lJeConza, j. McCann, Rl, Hartcry, M. Lt-londe, Mr. Maylmi-tgcr, l.. l,l11I'lStlCll, lil'CCIll'k'l-li, S. lalytics, J. ,lohnstonc, J. llathclt lirrmf rntv: J. liranciose, C. Casali, N. XXX-iitzcll, C. l'ici'ce, ,l. l-,2ll'lllClllL'l', ll. ,'Xill9NVtN'll1, J. Hlaclick, ll. 'l't-treault, J. llohcny, Il. Finley, M. Horan Natick High School All-Girl Chorus The girls' chorus has been one of our schools most brilliant advertisers this past year. They have presented well-organized programs of music to the Parent Teacher Associations and the Natick XWoman's Club, as well as pro- viding the material for many of our own assembly programs. The senior soloists who-either sing with the chorus or are closely associated with it are Camille Wiggleswortli, Nancy Priore, and Phyllis Condon. They will be greatly missed in the coming year. The chorus works very earnestly in an attempt to portray music at its best, but there is always some small moment of merry-making to enlighten the studying. The experience of singing in a group is one to be long remembered. Accompanying the girls' chorus has been Eudora Hatch, a sophomore. who deserves much credit for the splendid part she has played in making the glee club a success. Wi THIS SASSAMON The Mixed Chorus and Boys' Glee Clubs For a small group the Boys' Glee Club has done remarkably well this year. Although few in number, they have presented assembly programs which will be remembered as great examples of Natickis musical talent. The senior soloists deserving special mention in this group are Donald Hubbard and Hugh O'Rourke. Good luck and great success to these assets in our musical activities! The Mixed Chorus has been working extremely hard and has certainly been successful. The Music Room has been rather hilarious at times, but the glee club has endeavored to put forth a clearer picture of what an earnest group of boys and girls can do with a musical program. They have sincere wishes for success in the coming years. The Yuletide Troubadours, a group of boys and girls chosen by the music director, have put on excellent Christmas programs for the Parent Teacher Association and the grammar schools. The soloists have been Donald Hub- bard, Ruth Barber, Camille Vlfigglesworth, and Dianne Norris, with Patsy Parrinello and George Stockbridge as accompanists. This talented duo also favored many of the audiences with piano duets. The group has performed for the Woinan's Club, and has brightened up the day for the veterans at Cushing and Bedford Hospitals. The brass quartet, consisting of Richard Ward, Arthur Ellis, Nancy Priore, and Francis McGrath, has played at almost every appearance and has done a marvelous job. Mem- bers of the Troubadours this past year who sang on these occasions were Ruth barber, Camille Wiggleswcirtli, Dianne Norris, Nancy Priore, Marcia Tomp- kins, june Lee, Ruth Baker, Arthur Ellis, Hugh O'Rourke, Donald Hubbard, Ivan Enstrom, and Walter Gorenflo. SASSAM N 75 BUYS'1:I.IiIiCI.UI: Hunk zwmz' I. Lcflvitt, H. XYa1'clwcll, IJ. Marconc, IJ. Butters, E. Ames S mmf 1f"Zm'.' XX. Mmullfio, IJ. Hulmlmarrl, P. Parrillcllo, F. Cicarrclli, C. Sticlvn I1-mr! 1'H'Ix'.' N. Grcc 11, lf. 128111, Mr. Mzlylmcrgcr, M. fgiZlIlCtti, S. Pzirrilmellu 'o TI-IE SASSAMON ORCHICSTRA lf. llatcli, P. Parriucllo, J. Parmeuter, Mr. Maybe-rger, lf. Fisher, R. Fortiui, M. Ross, R. lYarrl, R. lillis, N. Priore, lf. McGrath, R. Nelson Natick High School Orchestra This year, at least, one must say "orchestra" with reservations, for any resemblance between this group and a true orchestra, is purely coincidental. However, no one can malign their spirit nor underrate their fine efforts in the face of terrific obstacles. Their only appearances in the public eye came dur- ing the Senior Play, and they performed IHOSI creditably with a minimum of rehearsal under the substitute director, Patsy Parrinello. This junior boy, our pianist, was very successful in holding the group together in the interim between Mr. Mayberger's departure and the arrival of Mr. Welcla. The only appearances of note in the high school have been in assemblies and during the general Hsingsf' Supplemented by other musicians from outside this exclusive little group, the orchestra provided music for Class Day and Graduation. Among the missing next year will be Francis McGrath, the talented trumpet player. Another will be genial Nancy Priore, who provides so much wit between the notes of her mellophone. The last of the graduating seniors is Florence Fisher, whose trill denotes her skill with the clarinet. 'lHE SASSAMON 77 5-,aw-3. If. Y, i x . Natick High School Band Once again this year the Natick High School band has been the most out- standing of the musical organizations. It has appeared before the public more times than any other group and has probably gone farther afield. First and foremost, ofcourse, were the football games, where the band plays a part second only to the teams. We attended all the games, both away and at the new Memorial Park which we helped to dedicate, and we like to think that it was partly due to our loyal support that the team had such a successful year. Again this year we were honored by an invitation to attend Boston University's annual celebration of High School Day. Other public appearances have includ- ed the transfer of flags, the Memorial Day and Armistice Day parades, our own and the state music festival. Through the winter, though not in the public eye, we practiced diligently on concert music. After a short lull caused by the resignation of Mr. May- berger, we resumed work under the direction of Mr. Welclm. In early spring we sent four of our members to the New England Concert Festival in Welles- ley. They were Florence Fisher, Francis McGrath, Robert Macintosh, and Richard Ward. Our officers for the year included Francis McGrath, assistant conductor, Nancy Abrahams, librarian, Florence Fisher and Richard Wzird, uniform custodiansg and Betty Chilson, attendance officer. Among the seniors for whom we must iind replacements next fall are Francis McGrath, Florence Fisher, Nancy Priore, and Betty Chilson. 1 NATBCK MALDEN L43 i A AWE 53, vs VN G0 wi O ,W p . - 5 1 1, ..f,. -g ,' fr ff. 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Mathews, R. Goodall C. Tutuny, J. Indelicato, R. Zaniboni, H. Hedderig, NV. Linane, R. Russell, A. Zonghi, J. XVhite, Kelly, V. Arthur, VV. Gorenfio, D. Grady Tlzird rutu: Coach Plausse, Coach Slamin, J. Crisafulli, A. Laurini, R. Clasby, R. Farley, P. Driscoll, S. H-eckenclorn, P. Carter, R. Montagna, T. Piers, A. Piers, Coach Andrews, Coach Carroll, E. Langevin .5't'l'UHl1 ruttu' C. Sticka, M. Varrichione, VV. Montgomery, F. Brennenlan, F. Dumas, R. Drew, J. Arena, Cf. Mitchell, J. Kane, T. Mallery, J. Kelly, R. Rock, F. Varri- chione Frfuzl l'trzt'.' T. Carney, D. Marcone, J. Detore, R. Flynn, R. Hubbard, J. Quilty, T. Tan- nar, M. Carey, R. Higgins, J. Rock, S. Parrin-ello, R. Clough Football The football season of 19118 will go down in the annals of Natick sports as one of the most successful in the history of the town of champions. Certainly the Framingham game 33-7 alone was sufficient to make memor- able a season that witnessed seven victories, one tie, and one loss, which was the first game. Wliile the opening tilt was a shock to our ardent enthusiasts as we lost 19-6 to Clinton, their confidence was regarded as the fighting eleven swept past, on successive Saturdays such teams as Milford, Wellesley, Needham, Marlboro, and Maynard. Wluett Norwood tied the red and blue, Natick came back defeating Hud- son in a warm up game for the battle with the arch-rival Framingham. Many people expected a close game, but those who predicted an even contest were apparently not taking into consideration the Wizardry of Coach Plausse in bringing his team up for the major fury in the fall. From the opening whistle there was no question of the Natick superiority and Framingham was trampled by the largest score in the past half century. The class of 1949 can boast more outstanding football players than any class in our memory and we know that the coaches and fans will long remem- ber the feats of such boys of "49" as: Jim Arena, Vingo Arthur, Paul Carter, CContinucd on page 90,3 THE bAS5i-XMUN H1 HOCKEY Huck 1'irit'.' ll. Cilllflllll, -l, XYl1itc. J. Kane, R. lxlllflllly, ll. llelirlersoii, ll. Gritlltli - 1 rs v fx 1 3 5 Svmlld ro-:u.' Mr. Larroll, l. Mallory, XX. Muiiro, l. Qurley, ll. Klailieus. lx, lrt-scott 1'il'UlIl I'U'ik'.' R. CUClll'Z11l, R. Drew, li. l'.llI'lL'X, li. flashy, ,l. Kelly. ul. lleigiizui, XY. Kelly Y Hockey The hockey team finished third in the league with a record of live wins, three loses, and two ties. Led by Captain Dick Clasby and coached by Mr. Carroll, this team showed very good aggressiveness. Clasby was not only the team's high scorer, but also the leagues leading scorer. Natick was well represented in the Arena with not only students, but many grown-ups. The interest was keen. This team will lose most of its players this year. All of the first team goes except the goalies. The seniors leaving are: Dick Clasby, Dick Farley, James Deignan, Bob Drew, Bob Henderson, jack Kelly, Bill Kelley, Tom Mal- lery and Bill Monroe. They all played good hockey and deserve a lot of praise. In the all-star game Natick was well represented by Clasby, Farley, Kelly, and Deignan, They played an important role in beating the Bay State All- Stars. 5-3 'l'Hli SASSAMON BOYS' BASKETBALL lfurk rnru: A. Zaltas, F. Cicarrelli, D. Hubbard, R. Trask, J. Rock, I. Enstrom, R. Junior, H. Higgins, G. Porter .S't'rmzd mtv: Mr. Andrews, R. Clough, VV, lifthim, J. Beyers, D. Butters, I. Profetto, R. Mahoney, P. Hunter, P. VValker lfrmzf rimx' R. Zanibone, R. Montagna, C. Sticka, J. Arena, T. Stamuli, Capt. W. Mont- gomery, C. Christie, A. Troia, J. Crisafulli Basketball This year's basketball team was led by Captain Ted Stamuli and coached by Mr. Andrews. The team's record wasn't very impressive, but this is no indi- cation of the team's ability. It was dogged by bad luck all year long, losing several games by one or two points. The boys all tried very hard to win and played very aggressive ball. The difference was in the opposition. It was much tougher this year. jim Arena and Ted Stamuli were the seniors who led the team this year. Next year's team has good material because most of this year's team is returning with such boys as Montgomery, this year's high scorerg Christy, this year's regular guardg and Sticka, the other forward. The substitutes have deft in Troia, Montagna, Crisafulli, Butters, Profetto, Zanibone and Beyers. jim Arena, Charley Sticka and Wztlly Montgomery represented Natick in the first annual All-Star team that played Milton in Wellesley. They gave a good showing of themselves in this game. Q "l'Hli SASSAMUN H3 BASlfl3Al.l. Nucl: 1'nqu,- fi. Finley, IJ. Hutters, Kane, R. Trask, pl. llurke, R. lX'lCiil'2-ltll, li. Green .S'vm11z1 ru-rv: Mr. Marso, H. Grady, R. Zanibone, R. Moiitagna. J. Crisafulli, J, Intlelicato, T. Mallery, P. Ilowst lfrmil 1'n'zv.' XY. lXlontgonicry. ,l. .-Xrena. 'l'. Curley. li. flicks, .X. 'l'roia. C. Sticker, fi. f lXlifcliell, R. Nangel. M. fiianetli Baseball As we write, Natick has played two opponents, Dedham and Norwood, and defeated them by scores of 4-5 and 5-5. An estimate of our team is strictly long range since 14 games have yet to be played. However, Wallace Mont- gomery has won two games and from what he has shown should win many more, and being a junior will certainly aid our next year's team. james Arena, first baseg Richard Clasby, catcherg and George Mitchell, center fielder are seniors who should benefit by their previous experience and aid the team great- ly. Many sophomores have pushed upperclassmen back and are assured start- ing roles. Three-fourths of the infield is of sophomores: Thomas Curley, secondg Donald Butters, shortstopg and Charles Sticka, third. Albert Troia, captain, has been converted into an outfielder and should adjust himself as the season progresses. Complemented by Ralph Vangel and joe Kane in the outfield, Leavitt, pitcher and "Doc" Grady as a newly found Slugger, Natick should be able to hold their own in the Bay State, perhaps not as winners but as contenders. W THIZ SASSAMON INDOOR TRACK Rack rniztu' D. Chiacchia, P. Russell, H. Hedderig, D. Marcone, G. Howard, F. Varrichione, H. XVaddell, P. Tutuny .Yi'rf.11a' I'1"Zx.' D. Murphy, I. Montgomery, A..Piers, M. Varrichione, J. Sullivan, F. Tomp- kins, XY, Gorenflo, H. Grady, D. Pacihci, J. Crisafulli, Mr. Carey lfmzzt 1'u'zu.' R. Rinehart, M. Carroll, S. Knott, T. Bache, T. Piers, D. Harris, VV. Munro, T. Mallery, T. Donahue, J. Indelicato, R. Ames Indoor Track Natick High School this year for the first time in its history sponsored an indoor track team. Practice sessions were held in the State Armory where dual meets with Concord, Watertown, and Milton were scheduled. Losses were to Concord by one point and to Wfatertown by five points, but Natick was vic- torious over Milton by a score of 53-24. The track squad performed excel- lently in the State Meet and in the Greater Boston Meet. In the former the following boys won gold medals. Ray Ames'-mileg Walter Gorenlio--high hurdlesg George Mitchell-600 yard rung and the relay team of Captain Don Harris, Bill Munro, George Mitchell, Teddy Piers. At the Greater Boston Meet the successful Natick competitors were Teddy Piers and john Crisafulli in the 50 yard clashes, Don Marcone in the 1000 yard run, and the relay team of Don Harris, john Indelicato, Mitchell Carroll, and George Mitchell. THE SASSAMON 85 ca L31 Q ,cn ,Cl H Ya' 'wr lei gfff ' 'tsl OUTDOOR TRACK Back 1'0'w: R. Junior, J. Powers, D. Marcone, F. Tompkins, T. llachc, lf. llreiimlmm J. Thomas, R. Higgins Second row: Mr. Carey, W. Goreniio, J. Manning, D. Thompson, R. Rinehart, VV. NVilson, D. Pacifici, H. H-edderig, D. Murphy Front row: D. Porter, D. Chiacchia, J. Profetto, C. Tutuny, T. Piers, D. Harris, R. Ames I. Enstrom, A. Piers, W. Munro Outdoor Track As this is written the track squad has started its outdoor season, which bids well to be a successful one. The squad participated in the Concord Invi- tation Meet on Patriot's Day and finished third in competition with twelve other schools. Gold medals were won by Captain Don Harris in the 100 yard dash, Teddy Piers in the 220 yard dash, Don Marcone in the half-mile, and Boots Hedderig in the high jump. Medals were also won by Teddy Piers, Don Harris, Bill Munro, and George Mitchell, members of the championship relay team which took first place. The entire squad is pointing toward the State Meet after a schedule which includes Medway, Wellesley, Milton, Concord, Norwood, Needham, Marlboro, and Framingham. st THE SASSAMON Lettermen, 1948-1949 HOCKEY Clasby, Richard Cochran, Robert Curley, Thomas Deignan, james Drew, Robert Farley, Richard Henderson, Robert Kane, joseph Kelley, john Kelly, William Mallery, Thomas Munro, Willitttia Murphy, Richard Prescott, Richard BASKETBALL Arena, james Butters, Donald Christie, Charles Crisafulli, john Montagna, Robert Montgomery, Wal lace Profetto, john Stamuli, Theodore Sticka, Charles Troia, Albert Walker, Paul Zaniboni, Richard FOOTBALL Arena. james Arthur, Vingo Brenneman, Fred Carter, Paul Clasby, Richard Crisafulli, john Drew, Robert Driscoll, Paul Dumas, Francis Farley, Richard Gorenflo, Walter Kane, loseph Kelley, john Langevin, Ernest Laurini, Augustino Linane, William Mallery. Thomas Mitchell, George Montgomery, Wallace Piers, Alan Piers, Theodore Rock, Richard Stamuli, Theodore Skicka, Charles Varrithione, Frank Varrichione, Mario Zonglii, Allred BASEBALL Arena, james Butters, Donald Clasby, Richard Curley, Thomas Finlay, George Giannett, Michael Hicks, Kenneth Kane, joseph Leavitt, john McGrath, Richard Montgomery, Wallace Sticka, Charles Troia, Albert Vangel, Ralph Waddell, Hartley GOLF Burke, Donald Howley, William Murphy, Richard Tannar, Thomas TRACK Ames, Raymond Carroll, Mitchell Carter, Paul Chiacchia, Donald Clasby, Richard Crisafulli, john Enstrom, Ivan Gorenflo, Walter Harris, Donald Hedderig, Hansen Howard, George Indelicato, john Linane, William Mallery, Thomas Manning, john Marcone, Donald Mitchell, George Munro, William Pacifici, Donald Piers, Alan Piers, Theodore Rinehart, Robert Thompson, Dexter Tutuny, Charles Varrichione, Frank Varrichione, Mario 1 H5 Q49 CHRL5x 5120913 ,.-, ,- , 45' N- J -.'-, mf--L1 E15 9 Z 1 O ,, ca . w J 1 , ff' 'E ORE QIX ,, '-Q V fa GJ J-Pt 5 Q5 ,K C' by Lk mx L Q fi wb BQ Qf X I Q Hb MQME or Qugmgwms no THE SASSAMON GIRLS' JX'l'lll.lf'lllL' LICAGUIC .S'lu1m'i11g1.' Mary Chula, -lacqiieline Thiheaull .Ymli'u'.' lf. lll'1lllIlg'Illl, R. linker, -I, Connolly, Miss Tilluon Girls' Athletics The officers of the Girls' Athletic Association for 1948-1949 were as fol- lows: Janet Connolly, Presidentg Ruth Baker, Vice Presidentg Mary Chala, Corresponding Secretaryg Jacqueline Thihault, Recording Secretaryg and Frances Branagan, Treasurer. During the fall we had held hockey. Wie played at Beaver Country Day School, tieing two games and losing one. Wfayland tied us in both our games with them one to one. FIIELD HOCKEY TEAM J. Thihault LXYI. Podufaly R.H. l". Branagan Ll. Connolly GH. Cf. lildridge Cli. L. Wliitefortl L.H. lf. Finley R.l. R. Baker R.I-I. D. Hanna R.l. S. Schmidt L.H. M. Patiliti R.W. T. Sims Goal We had Archery this year. Claire Eldridge won on points. liasltethall started after Christmas vacation. Our class team games were on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wfednesdays and we played our out of town games on Thursdays and Fridays. The seniors won the school championship with a record of fourteen wins and one loss. THE SASSAMON 80 J, h f, ., Aix ,, 1547, .7 .,...f Y' ,ig M?V:,K, GIRLS' Fllil.lJ HOCKEY liacls 1'0'zu.' bl. Podufaly, B. Finley, J. Connolly, lf. W'hiteford, ID. Hanna, Miss Conway Fran! rnfu.' M. Pacihci, C. lfldritlge, F. Branagan. T. Sims, HI. Thilmeault, A. Schmidt The members of the team were: fl. Connolly fcaptainj C. Getchell C. Vance E. Tozer T. Sims C. Nims F. Branagan The juniors and Sophomores had a poor season. The record for both the teams is: lost fourteen and won two. The teams are: !lllIf0I'.f Solblvnnzoref A. Schmidt fcaptainj M. Chala E. Whiteford B. Finley M. Pacifici Goss Christie E. Hatch J. Podufaly D. Hanna C. Eldridge Intinerelli M. Garvey Thibault P. French L. Shaldone The Seniors only loss was to Framingham nine to ten. The Seniors were chosen the Varsity with the addition of M. Pacifici, S. Schmidt and Thibault near the end of the season. The Varsity played Wayland twice, losing one game and winning one game. The Bowling teams met every Friday afternoon at O'Brien's Bowling Alleys. This year we have scheduled a bowling match with Wfellesley High, which will be played after April vacation. Badminton started after February vacation. Jennie Christie is the man- ager. The tournament was won by Jacqueline Thibault. Baseball will start after the April vacation. We have scheduled quite a few out of town games. We will play Framingham, Wayland, and Ashland. 00 THE SASSAMON CHEERLEADERS P. blnlmiismm. ml. l"orl111'aly, M. Pacihci, C. Lee, L. Feldman, M. Drew, .l. Connolly, C. X'Vil- liams, lf. llranagan. M. Musgrave FOOTBALL fContim1etl from page Hill Dick Clasby, Bob Drew, Paul Driscoll, Fran Dumas, Dick Farley, Walter Gorenilo, Jack Kelly, Gus Laurini, Tom Mallery, George Mitchell, Alan Piers, Frank Varrichione, Mario Varrichione, and Al Zonghi. 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