Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1949
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We, the Class of 1949, lovingly dedicate this, our Senior Yearbook, to our
advisers, Miss Helen E. Connolly and Mr. Henry Plausse, who have guided
our class activities for the past three years.
Understanding, patient, and kind, they have made our years at Natick High
years that we shall long remember and cherish.
Alfred A. Maffeo
Robert O. Andrews
Williaiim M. Carey
Robert J. Carroll
Ruth M. Chellis
Helen E. Connolly
Francis W. Cronan
Marie P. Donahoe
Clayton E. Gardner
Ellen M. Grimes
Frances M. Hayes
Charles T. Marso
Charles E. McManus
Edith M. Nutt
Margaret A. O'Conncll
Dyke L. Quackenbush
Marguerite L. Rafferty
Emily L. Shannon
Ena M. Tillson
Edward N. Wluite
Daisy V. Wildbtii'
Kathleen W. Young
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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
.'ll'l'0IIlf7tIll-liXf, GEoRGI3 RlQ'IlAIill S1'ocIcI:RIIIGI-3 '
VINk'EN'F D. CARIlEI,l,IL'CllIU
Selection, Finale from "The Song of Man" . . . Rivlmrd Koizufs'
.'lfl'0lIlf7lIIIli.Yf, GEORGE RIcIIARII Sillflkllilllflllfilf
ll'nrr1.w and music by
ICIINA lJURO'l'IlY LANGMIQAII and NANIA' NIARY PRIURI-f
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
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
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.
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
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,
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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
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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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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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
I, George Stockbridge, leave my outstanding music ability to Patsy Par-
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
I, Cathy Sandler, leave my reputation as the school's greatest giggler to
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
I, Frances Branagan, leave my chatterbox championship to Virginia
I, Dubba Drew, leave my reducing machine and carton of Ry-Krisp to
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
Williazlz M. Ckzrey
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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'
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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
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
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.
Proc-essional, "Praise Ye the Father" . . . . Gnmznd
HIGH SCIIOOI. fJRClIliS'l'RA
National Anthem . . F1'Ullt'l.f Sm!! Key
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:
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
HOWARII FISHER LEAVITT, JR.
Prvsidvni, National Honor .S'0Ci4'fy
Selection, "Battle Hymn Of the Republic" . . Sff'ji'v-Riug1vaId-ll-"firing
Acronzfwinisfs, GEORGE RICHARD STOCKRRIDGE
PATSY PARRINEI,I,O, 1950
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
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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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'
"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.
AND EAT ,
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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
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
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
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
Officers elected for the year included james Arena, President, and Barbara
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
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
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
Burk 1'fm': J. Christie, IJ. Marconc, C. Tutuuy, L. Llaudin
,5'Um11d rnfu: V. Morris, A. Mathcws, P. Uowst, M. Chala
Frou! nrzu' E. LEil1gCVil1, R. Claslmy, A. Piers, M. Frost
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 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.
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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
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NL-ary, M. Morzin, M. lXIattsun, M. Alll5gl'2lVL', lf. Parker. li. Hlumuntlma
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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.
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.
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
Football 4, managerg Track 4. Class Executive Board
43 Class Otiicer 4: Safety Patrol 3, 43 Senior Play, Christ-
mas Drawing: Permanent Decoration Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"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.
"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 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
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.
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.
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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.
"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.
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.
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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
'Vicket Connnittce, Senior Playg Class Party Committee.
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.
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
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-
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,
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
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. .
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
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
"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.
"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
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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.
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
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.
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.
"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
Hockey 3, 4. Safety Patrol 3, 43 Decoration Committee
for Class Party.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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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
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.
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.
"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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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"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.
"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.
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
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
YH li SASSAMON
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.
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
Sassamon Board 3, 45 Decoration Committee, Junior
Prom and Sassamon Dance 43 Candy Committee, Senior
Playg Refreshment Committee, Senior Reception.
"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 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
Girls' Athletics-Basketball 43 Badminton 43 Volleyball
4g Softball 43 Tumbling 43 Entertainment Committee 4:
Senior Playg Class Party.
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-
Usher for Junior Promg Candy Girl at Senior Playg
Refreshment Committee, Class Party.
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
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
"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.
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.
Sassamon Board Z, Usher for Senior Play.
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.
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 is known as "Ziz" by all his classmates and
lriends. He is a hard worker both inside and outside ol
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.
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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
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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
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.
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"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
Baseball 3, 43 Basketball 3: Track 3, 4. Usher for Class
Ilay 3, and junior Prom: Ticket Committee. Senior Play:
Decoration Committee, Senior Reception.
"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
WILLIAM PATRICK HOWLEY
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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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
"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.
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
- 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.
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.
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
Girls' Athletics 2, 3-Basketball. Band 33 Glee Club Z,
33 Refreshment Committee, Sophomore Hopg Usher, Senior
"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.
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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-
Honor Society 4: Usher, Class Day and Graduation 33
Committee for Class Party: Farewell Address.
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.
Although not very active in extra-curricular ac
Hel l s Jroved to be a hard and conscientious worker.
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She is a cheerful person and has a smile for everyone.
G' ls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Refreshment Committee, Junior
Prom: Candy Girl, Senior Play: Usher, Senior Reception.
"Ruthie" is one of those jovial persons who always
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looks for the sunny Sl e o . .
a good laugh just call "Ruthie," who will help to drive away
your blues. Her future is undecided, but we know she wi
succeed in whatever she chooses to do.
Poster Committee, Senior Playg Decoration Committee,
"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.
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
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.
"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'
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.
TH li SASSAMON
"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.
"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
"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
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.
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.
"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
"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.
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.
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,
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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.
"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-
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 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
Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4-Basketball 4, Softball 2, V0llC'3"
ball 3. Usher at Senior Play.
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
Girls' Athletics 4. Clee Club 2, 33 Sassamon Board 2, 33
Senior Playg Checker at election 23 Refreshment Commit-
tee, Sophomore Danceg Librarian 4.
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
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:
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.
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'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.
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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.
"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, 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 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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"'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-
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.
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.
"'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
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
TH li SASSA MON
"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
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:
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.
"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
Hockey 2, 3: Track 2, 3, 4. Art Committee Cpostersl.
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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.
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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.
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.
.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,
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
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:
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Decoration Committee, Junior Prom: Decoration Committee,
Football Danceg Decoration Committee, Sophomore Dance.
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" 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" 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.
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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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
"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.
"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
Girls' Athletics 2, 3, 4. Olee Club 3, 4.
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
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.
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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
Glee Club 2, 33 Student Council 4, Decoration Commit-
tee 45 Usher at Senior Play.
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
.I I representative.
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"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,
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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,
lfrnnf Vrlfil' If. .Xnu-s. .X. llawes. C. Neary, H. Devereaiix, fl. Stocklmriclge, ll. Hublmarrl
"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.
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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
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.
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Hiicle rrmu' li. Langmcarl, S. Fcsseiiclcii, R. Colhournc, M. Krebs, P. Fu-ncli, S. Lowe,
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'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.
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
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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
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.
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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.
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Huck l'rl'It.'.' T. Stam-uli, D. 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-
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
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
Huck 1'irit'.' ll. Cilllflllll, -l, XYl1itc. J. Kane, R. lxlllflllly, ll. llelirlersoii, ll. Gritlltli
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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
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-
5-3 'l'Hli SASSAMON
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
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.
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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.
lXlifcliell, R. Nangel. M. fiianetli
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
W THIZ SASSAMON
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
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
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
The juniors and Sophomores had a poor season. The record for both the
teams is: lost fourteen and won two. The teams are:
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
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.
All the boys are deeply indebted to all the coaches for their help in mak-
ing our three years of football a success. We especially wish to thank Coach
Plausse, who has not only been a wonderful coach, but a real friend to all of
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