Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)

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Class Song . . . Governing Groups . . Honor Society . . Farewell Address . Seniors . . . . Activities . . Athletics . . SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Natick, Massachusetts 1950 Page 55 56 69 81 4 6 8 10 15 15 25 25 26 MR. EDWARD N. WHITE We, the Class of 1950 of the Natick High School, lovingly dedicate this, our senior yearbook, to Mr. Edward N. White, a teacher of science in the Natick High School since 1918. Mr. White served for twenty-five years as Head of the Science Department and until 1927 was sub-master. From 1925 until the time of his retirement early in March he served as treasurer of the Natick High School Athletic Association. Loved and admired by students and faculty, his calm and pleasing manner will be sorely missed. We wish him many happy years in his retirement. 4 , ,. , . ,,.,. ,M ,lv sa-4' M 6x ,ax 1 4 Lk f f' W, I" 1 ALFRED A. MAEFEO Principal ROBERT O. ANDREWS Mathematics FRANCIS W. CRONAN Art 'im HCM 1950 l WILLIAM M. CAREY English' ff? HELEN E. CONNOLLY English ,,+' -1 RALPH J. MARTIN Vice Principal 23' if ROBERT J. CARROLL RUTH W. CHELLIS Physical Education Commercial HELEN E. DEMERITT ROGER DIETZ Latin, French Music L MARIE P. DONAHOE CLAYTON E. GARDNER ELLEN M. GRIMES FRANCES M. HAYES Eng1i5h Mathematics Commercial Commerfla 6 .R '. --A . 1 z Q' 'V its up "ab :isa ' V 5 Mu! , CHARLES T. MARSO Biology V CHARLES E. MCMANUS Economics, History, Public Speaking pa, HENRY J. PLAUSSE History Audio-Visual Aids DYKE L. QUACKENBUSH GERALD J. SLAMIN ENA M. TILLSON History Physical Education 'V' an EDITH M. NUTT MARGARET A. O'CONNELL Mathematics Household Economics M . 455. 445. MARGARITE L. RAFFERTY EMILY L. SHANNON History 'Z-A .- BARBARA WALSH Commercial English ,sf-. ,. 5 EDWARD N. WHITE Science DAISY V. WILDBUR NICHOLAS XANTHAKY KATHLEEN W. YOUNG JENNIE N. MANN Commercial Commercial French, Spanish Secretary .XQJKJFQJJ 0 Midome 64... gb., Parents, Teachers, and Friends: It is both a privilege and pleasure for me to welcome you to these Class Day Exercises. On behalf of the Class of 1950 I should like to thank you, our parents and you, our teachers who have been so kind and understanding. In a world that is changing as rapidly as ours it is a comfort to realize that the lessons taught in Natick High School can never be denied any American child Let us leave our beloved Alma Mater looking back on memories to the day we started our three years together three very happy years and looking forward to a place as good citizens of Natick and of America PAYSON DOWST .AJJF255 0 ,IM C0012 I'aJll6lfl0l'l We the Class of 1950 are assembled for the last time tonight Tomorrow we must go out onto the highways and byways of life We will be going into a world torn with strife and wasted by the ravages of warfare famine and unrest We may perhaps 7 1 3 . 5 3 ' I 9 make a place for ourselves in such a world certainly we will all be laboring toward that end-but no place can possibly be found for a young man or woman who has not learned the lessons taught here. We feel that we have learned these lessons. Only time can tell how well we have mastered them, but we are sure that we will find many opportunities to make Natick and the world a better place for those who are to follow us. PAYSON DOWST 8 661515 f9 oem 55 5404? Jani O Ama WM. In school we burld a strong foundatron To be a crednt to our home our natnon Mxdst the days just rolled by We learned this duty at Natrck Hngh Now out rnto the world we must go To search for the treasures God wrll bestow Upon us hrs coveted hopeful chrldren Wherever we travel wherever we go At Natrck Hxgh we learned to drstnngunsh Rxght from wrong good from bad Now we ve come to the end of all The gurdance and experxence we have had To our sorrow we now must leave At thrs thought we snlently grreve As we thrnk of the hours we have spent In your wonderful rooms of joy and content We ll remember the joys we have known As we go out on our own very soon Our teachers and frrends we wxll danly see Oh Alma Mater we ll ne er forget thee SHIRLEY KENT 9 ur f . , i 7 ! ' , ' gfaaa cjshafory "History is being made all the time, but we often fail to realize what is going on until some tremendous event forces us out of our lazy thinking and disturbs the smooth current of our living." This statement was made by an American historian, and can well be applied to the class of '50. Of course, our thinking hasn't been exactly lazy, nor has our current of life at Natick High been extra smooth, but the realization that graduation is here has made each and every one of us aware of the problems he is destined to face in the days of uncertainty lying ahead. After entering the door of Natick High on that fateful day in September of 1947, 190 members of the class of '50 would have been completely lost were it not for those little Red and Blue handbooks issued by our homeroom teachers. And it really was a great help to have a safety-patroller ready to give aid when we thought Room 11 was on the third floor in the back, but found Miss O'Connell there instead of Mr. McManus. Why, St. Patrick's and Coolidge Junior High were nothing when compared to this maze of swinging doors, long flights of stairs, and unending locker-lined corridors. Our first Sophomore assembly cleared much of the haziness from our minds, however, as Mr. Maffeo carefully explained all the rules and regulations of the school. It seemed then as if we'd never be able to abide by all these laws, but by one accident and another, we found it wiser to do so. The greatest elation came in October of our first year, when class elections were held. Of the many candidates who sought election, the following were chosen: john Crisafulli, presidentg Albert Troia, vice-president, Virginia Morris, secretary, and Payson Dowst, treasurer. Executive board elections were then held in our homerooms, and, together with the class oflicers, those elected planned the future events of the year for our class. All their plans, of course, would never have materialized had it not been for the kind assistance and wise counselling of our splendid class advisers, Mr. Carey and Miss Grimes. Our first dance was held on April 16, 1948, and it was almost as much fun to serve on one of the committees preparing it as it was to attend. With such a splendid start we knew we were going to greatly enjoy the rest of our days at Natick High. After spending a brief two months of freedom as far away as possible, we returned as juniors in September of 1948 to the now-familiar halls of N.H.S., where our class elections were again held. This time our oflicers were: Donald Mathews, president, Payson Dowst, vice-president, Virginia Morris, secretary, and Mary Chala, treasurer. We welcomed two new members to the teaching staff-Mr. Xanthaky and Miss Chellis, both in the Commercial Department. The new students who became members of our junior class were: Joanne Balboni, Vonda Havens, Beverly Ross, Jacqueline Ross, Bill Seeley, Marjorie Smythe, Geoffrey Talbot, Audrey Tilley, and Richard Trask. In March of '49, Ruth Baker, Carolyn Colburn, and Virginia Morris were elected to Girls' State at Bridgewater, while Charles Christie, Patsy Parrinello, -and Fred Brenneman were chosen to attend Boys' State at Amherst. These organizations are sponsored each year by the American Legion Auxiliaries and give two or three junior boys and girls in each town in the state an opportunity to learn good government and good citizenship for a week or two during the summer. Five members of the class were elected to the Honor Society in their junior year. They were: Ruth Baker, Carolyn Colburn, Patsy Parrinello, Sheila Spooner, and Betty Tetreault. The athletes of the class of '50 were quite well-known by this time. Charles Christie, john Crisafulli, Joe Kane, Wally Montgomery, Ted Piers, and Albert Troia were only a few of the boys who brought fame to our athletic teams. The captains for the following year's teams were chosen, and included: joe Kane and Wally Montgomery, co-captains in football, Charles Christie, basketball, Ted Piers, track, Bob Cochran and Dick Murphy, hockey, and Al Troia, baseball. We had a very successful year in athletics, again defeating rival Framingham in the annual Turkey Day classic. The greatest event of the junior year, the junior Prom, was held on May 6, 1949 at the Coolidge jr. High Auditorium. The dance was a great success, and was well-worth the time spent by the various committees. The music was furnished by john Lynch and his orchestra, and everyone agreed that it was one of the best proms ever held by Natick students. Our final officers to be elected were: Payson Dowst, president, Mitch Carroll, vice- president, Virginia Morris, secretary, and Mary Chala, treasurer. To our class we welcomed three new members-john Huwe, Mary Ventura, and Richard Wedge. Mr. Dietz, as head of the music department, was the only addition to the teaching staff. Football seemed to take the headlines this year, with a record of no defeats for Mr. Slamin's team. Such a fine display merited something out of the ordinary, a trip to Washington for all the boys on the teams. House to house soliciting raised sufficient funds to speed the heroes on their way during April vacation. Eight faculty members were appointed to accompany them, and the success of the tour was a credit to the school. Another event in honor of these athletes was the Football Dance held on December 2, 1949. The team was then privileged to be the guests of the Rotary Club, at a banquet given in their favor. This year's record will surely go down in history. The hockey team' also blazed their way to victory, losing a battle for first place position in the Eastern Mass. League to Dedham High. All sports seemed to take an upward trend this year. Honor Society elections were held early in the year. Paul Buckley was chosen presi- dent, Geoffrey Talbot, vice-president, and Beverly Ross, secretary. On December 20th, Cochituate Motors presented N.H.S. with a dual-controlled Chev- rolet, through the Rotary Club. Classes in drivers' training were scheduled under the direction of Mr. Carey and Mr. Slamin. This was one of the big events of the year, and met with great success. Early in january, Ruth Baker was chosen to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award, and along with other nominees from various towns in Massachusetts, was feted by a banquet in the Copley Plaza in March. Graduation pictures then became the most important issue. The Vantine Studio set up a miniature studio on the stage of the auditorium. The results, on the whole, were very satisfactory, even if some of the seniors were penniless after the ordeal. In an Award Assembly held on March 9, 1950, the following boys received an award: Wally Montgomery ..... - ................................... Italian American Football Trophy Robert Cochran ....... ........... R alph Howard, jr. Hockey Trophy Joseph Kane ....,...... ................... W illiam Hanagan Football Trophy Charles Sticka ....... ...................... W illiam Hanagan Football Trophy Charles Christie .................................... Leonard H. Foley, Jr. Basketball Trophy After much deliberation the Senior Play Reading Committee decided on "Melody jones" as this year's presentation. Included in the cast were Joanne Fair, Lois Feldman, Mary Drew, Ann Joyce, Sheila Spooner, Shirley Kent, Bob Cochran, jeff Talbot, joe Rock, Patsy Parrinello, Anatol Furman, and Don Pacifici. They certainly gave us two commendable performances on April 15 and 14. Mrs. Helen Demeritt coached the play and Mr. Cronan was responsible for the attractive setting. The properties were assembled by Miss Shannon. The Class Party is to be held on june 7, and the Senior Reception this year will be sponsored by the juniors. The name of the affair will be "The juniors' Reception to the Seniors." The idea was a new one for students in Natick High but is certain to work out splendidly, especially for the Seniors. Now, as we are about to leave Natick High, we look back on all these happy events which have highlighted the years there, and hope with a sigh that the future will be as successful as the past has been. So farewell, students and teachers. We'll never forget you. CVM 'MA We, the Class of 1950, in the eyes of the towns- people of sound and sane mind and in perfect health, hereby, in the presence of our advisers, realizing that our high school careers are near an end, do de- clare this to be our last Will and Testament: To the juniors we leave our position as the "big wheels" of Natick High with the hope they will be able to roll along as well as we did. To the sopohomores we leave some of Mr. Marso's adrenalin tablets with strict orders that two tablets be taken each day in the hope that they will acquire some of our energy and ambition. To Mr. White we leave our best wishes for a speedy recovery and a happy retirement. To our advisers, Miss Grimes and Mr. Carey, we leave our heartfelt gratitude for the many hours they have spent in making our school years successful. To Mr. Quackenbush we bequeath an autographed photo of Cecil B. DeMille, with the hope he will some day make Hollywood. To Mr. Andrews we bequeath a supply of canes to assist his pupils in "taking a walk." To Miss Wildbur we leave a course with Arthur Murray so that she can dance While we type to music. To Mrs. DeMeritt we leave a crop of budding young actors and actresses who will bring forth an- other outstanding play. To Mr. Gardner we leave a sound-proof room so that he can shout without being heard across the hall. To Miss Rafferty we leave an all-expense tour to Communist Russia, or China that she may bring them her views on democracy. To Mr. Malfeo we leave a group of talented juniors and an energetic repairman. To Mr. Slamin we leave a great football team for next year. To Mr. McManus we leave a fool-proof vault in which he may keep his athletic equipment and his keys safely. Certain seniors leave their superb talents to cer- tain underclassmen with the hope of seeing great things performed in all class rooms: We, Wallace Montgomery and joseph Kane leave our captaincy in football to Charles Sticka and Robert Montagna on the condition that they keep the rec- ord untarnished. We, Robert Cochran, and Richard Murphy be- queath our hockey captaincy to Thomas Curley and Charles Tutuny. Good luck, fellows. I, Charles Christie, leave my basketball captaincy to Richard Zanibone and Michael Gianetti. I, Albert Troia, leave the title of "best all around" to Malcolm Carey. I, Payson Dowst, leave my ability to make long- winded speeches to Robert Howe. We, Lois Feldman, Colette Powers and joanne Fair leave our ability to please everyone to Lois Blandin, Cynthia Casali and joan Doheny. I, Robert Goodall, leave my excellent report card to George Kantarges. We, the Rock brothers leave to the Higgins broth- ers the ability and technique of confusing the teach- ers iexcept in Room 355. We, Roland Taylor, and Ted Porcella leave our reputations as the "fugitive fishermen" of Natick High to Danny Bache and David Porter. I, Robert Klein, leave my way of asking senseless questions out of the blue to Robert Augustini. I, Audrey Schmidt, leave my neat ways and pleas- ing smile to Helen Grogan. I, William Linane, bequeath the title of the most absent-minded to Ronald Flynn. I, Therese Burbey, leave my flirtatious ways to Beverly Smyth. We, Andy CGumpJ Lane and Dave Condon leave an ample supply of waste baskets to Miss Shannon to hold the gum she collects in a year. I, Ray Ames, leave my hard-working ways to Freddy Goodall. I, Patsy Parrinello, leave my outstanding musical ability to my brother, Salvy. We, Scotty Heckendorn and Myles O'Reilly leave our title of "the most sought after by the opposite sex" to Paul Eno and Richard Green. I, Shirley Kent, leave my secretarial ability to my sister, Carol. We, James Belmore and Bunny Mason leave our loving ways to Thomas CSpitJ Evans and a certain sophomore. I, Donald Pacifici, leave my ability on the dance floor to any ambitious underclassman. We, Mitch Carroll, Ralph Vangel, Ted Checani, Mary Chala, and William Efthim, bequeath our taste for corned beef and cabbage, or in other words fmeash me larkiab to Charlie QKocho Sandash Sticka, Charles CPandyJ Tutuny, Steve, the Kid, Zic- ko and Gloria Peters. We, the Senior Class, will and bequeath the re- mains of our estate to the Student Council to be used as they see fit. In witness whereof we hereunto set our hand and seal on this eighth day of June, 1950. CHARLES CHRISTIE Witnessed by: KATHLEEN W. YOUNG EMILY L. SHANNON C4155 l"0l0A.2Cg We had left New York the night after the final performance of our lavish musical production, "North Atlantic", which had a stupendous run of 1,276 performances. We, as its producers, had profitted greatly from this record-breaking run. Incidentally, our stars were none other than Albert Troia and june Lee. Right now we were on the train bound for Boston, and from there we were to continue on to our hometown for a much-needed vacation. Arriving at Boston we decided we had time to stop in for a quick show at one of the local theatres. The star of the show was an old schoolmate, Lois Feldman. Co-featured with her was that great comedian, Joe Rock. As we sat in our front row seats and took out our opera glasses, we were surprised to hear the familiar voice of our old friend, jim Beyer, yelling, "Fresh fruit orangeade!" After the show we made our way to the South Station and boarded a train for Natick. We found that the conductor on the train was another buddy of ours, jim Hanna. Also on the train were Franny Colcord, Lorraine Harlow, joan Huwe, Anne Crowe, and Anna Belcher, who were all returning from night school. Pulling in at the station in Natick, we noticed that a large crowd was awaiting us. The Natick High School Band, under the direction of Arthur Ellis, was playing a medley of tunes from our hit show. We stepped off the train, and as we did, a terrific blast seemed to shake the earth. As our senses left us, we heard Philip Russell, the famous nuclear scientist shout, "Egads, a hydrogen-bomb! " We were engulfed by a purple vapor. Slowly we seemed to sink deeper and deeper into the fog. After a while the mist seemed to dissolve and as we recovered conscious- ness we perceived about us a vast expanse of cactus-covered desert. Suddenly we realized that we were dressed in the garb of the old West. We saw a narrow trail on our right leading over a hill. Before us was a signpost with the words: I5 "Tombstone, Arizona-1 mile." We hitched up our gun belts and started on our trip toward Tombstone. We had covered about a hundred yards when we saw two shabby- bearded men leading a burro and being followed by two Indians. Upon closer inspection we discovered that they were Clem Mallar and Eddie Lalonde, who informed us that they were prospecting for gold with the aid of their Indian guide, john Detore, and johns bride, Mary Ventura. After exchanging greetings, we continued on our way to town. As we approached the outskirts, we met Gordon Densmore with a divining rod, hunting for a well out- side his shack. I-Ie invited us in to have breakfast. Inside the shack we found his partners, Waldo Woods and Albert Ames, frying bacon over a hot stove. After a little snack, we departed and ambled into the center of town. There we noticed john Sullivan rolling up the curtains in, his barber shop and getting ready for business. There was already a line outside the shop, and among the bearded men, we spotted Ray Beslile, jerry Torrao, Teddy Checani, and jim Belmore. Passing on we stopped in front of the general store and postoffice. Through the window we saw the storekeeper, john Manning, and the postmaster, Arthur Chaulk. Wie next passed the open blacksmith shop where we saw Teddy Porcella and his apprentice, john Crisafulli, hard at work, shoeing horses. "Doc" Dick Murphy was also at work extract- ing teeth from one of the horses. Further on down the street, we saw a crowd gathered around a travelling tinware salesman. We discovered that it was Harold Gassett who was barking his wares from the back of his wagon with his assistant, Charlie Emmanuelli, helping out by enter- taining the crowd on his harp. While Charlie played his harp, Ray Flynn circulated through the crowd selling Dr. Charlie Slamin's Wart Remover. Among the eager buyers were some local housewives-Alberta Parsons, Grace Topham, Zaira Pedini, -lackie Ross, and Franny Manericho. I6 Moving on, we came to the entrance of Mary Horan's Hotel. Sitting on the bench outside the door were the old timers of the town, chewing tobacco and whittling. We recognized Harry Bell, Wally Montgomery, Dick Ward, and Bob Maloon among them. As we entered the hotel, we were greeted by the mayor of the town, the one and only, jack Adams!! We received the key to our room from Mary, and the maid, jean Goss, showed us to our room. After resting and brushing the dust off our boots, we went downstairs into the dining room, run by Doris Dukes and Mary Jane Boudreau. The waitress, Janice Green- leaf, took our order and informed us that the cooks were old friends of ours, namely, Jackie Ennis and Joanne Balboni. We enjoyed a delicious steak dinner and left a large tip for the busboy, Fran Scagnelli. Once we were outside we decided to go to the bank, in order to cash a check. As we crossed the street, we ran into jane and joan Hughes land we still couldnt tell which twin had the Tonij, Mary Drew, Carolyn Colburn, and jackie Thibeault, who told us that they were living at a ranch in the Indian country at South Tombstone. They were in town buying supplies, and they had left the ranch under the supervision of their foreman, Fred Tompkins and his hired hands, Tommy Bache, Bob Klein, and Teddy Piers. As we were talking we were interrupted by the clatter of a covered wagon, driven by a couple of homesteaders, Andy Lane and Audrey Schmidt. We bid our friends good-bye and continued on to the bank. At the door of the bank we met Geoff Talbot, who was polishing the brass knob on the door. He told us that the tellers in the bank were Don Pacifici and Eddie Fannon, andf that the president was the well-to-do Stan Lupien. As we were about to step inside, we were pushed aside by three rough-looking cowboys-Fred Brenneman, Dick Rock, and joe Kane. They went through the door, and before we could enter we heard the sounds of gunfire. Evidently it was a robbery. The boys quickly brushed past us again, carrying 1 7 I sacks heavily laden with silver, They ran to their horses, and their accomplice, Bob Goodall, helped them to mount up. The bank guard, "Boots" Hedderig, rushed through the door with a double-barrel shotgun. He fired twice, but missed. We drew out trusty .44's and filled the air with lead, but they were out of our range. Soon it was once more quiet and serene and we decided to walk around town. A little way down the street we stopped in front of the town's millinery shop, run by Joan DeFlumere and Sylvia Syrbick. Inside were a few customers, wives of ranchers and farmers-Ann Joyce, Dianne Hanna, Patty Maybee, and Dolores Luyties. Just then the stagecoach pulled into town, and up on the box were the driver, Dick Wedge, and his shotgun guard, Bill Seeley. Out of the coach stepped two rich easterners, Mary Chala and Betty Scholl. They were followed by a traveling troupe of actors. Among them were Joanne Fair, Audrey Tilley, Joanne Hladick, Ray Ames, and Dave Condon. We learned that their play was going to star "Joe White and the Seven Dwarfs." After promising our Thespian friends that we would look in on their first performance a week hence, we started back across the street to our hotel. A commotion at the other end of town attracted our attention. What appeared at first to be a parade was actually a procession of Indians. At its head walked Chief Young Bull Heckendorn in full tribal regalia, and followed by his thirteen squaws. Strolling at the rear was his chief advisor and head medicine man, Anatol Furman. Through the swinging doors of a building to our left, strolled Judge Roger Gardner. Chief Young Bull promptly displayed his peace pipe and passed it around. One of the townspeople, Ruth Potter, informed us that the Indians had come to negotiate a peace treaty with the Great White Father, General Ulysses C. Christie. After the completion of the pact, the Indians returned to their village. Out of the crowd stepped the village parson, the Reverend Tommy Tannar, and his wife, the former Marjorie Smythe. As soon as they recognized us they extended an invitation 18 for us to look in at the choir rehearsal at the village church. There we noticed Shirley Kent seated at the organ. Among those in the choir were Barbara Larson, Nancy Abrahams, Lois Capen, and Barbara Cella. Singing a solo was the Wests best soprano, Joyce Jenkins. The Parson then took us into the parish house, where the Ladies, Wednesday After- noon Sewing Circle were having a meeting. Among the ladies present were Evelyn Fitzpatrick, Barbara Fortini, Norma Hewitt, Vonda Mae Havens, janet McKeon, and Franny Mailhoit., We bid adieu to the Parson and his wife and went back onto Main Street. The melancholy sounds of the traveling troubadour, Bob Cochran, greeted us. Suddenly we heard a burst of gunfire. Turning around we saw that it was just "Annie Oakley" Robinson, practicing her sharpshooting on her chum, Carol Sheehan, who stood fifty feet away with an apple on her head, and hummed the "William Tell Overture." Off in the distance we heard someone crying, "Hi-yo, Silver!," and shortly afterward "Billy the Kid" Efthim came riding likity-split through town heading for the Mexican border. Close on his heels rode a masked rider on a great white stallion. His ringing tones told us that it could be none other than our old pal, "Deadeye Dick Montvittf' A little later a wagon carrying grey-clad young ladies came into town from the same direction. They turned out to be a group of nurses back from active duty in the nursing corps of the Confederate Army. They were Phyllis Dionne, jean McGowan, Nancy Main, Betty Tetreault, and Antoinette Arthur. They passed us and continued on toward the hotel. We followed them. Reaching Mary's Place, we entered, cleaned up, and went into the dining room for supper. Eating across from us was one of the richest men in town, a real Western aristocrat, the fabulous Paul Beswick. He was chatting with one of the local farmers, Freeman Good. Freeman was pleading with him not to foreclose I9 I I I I 'wmv' X, K on his farm. Freemans attorney, Bob johnson, said he'd fight Paul to the bitter end. After a delicious supper we headed for the main door. We brushed by a couple of men with carpet bags, whom we discovered were Albanian immigrants. They were Ralph Vangel and Mitch Carroll. After exchanging greetings, we meandered down the street. We heard the tinkle of a back-room piano, and noticed that it came from beyond the swinging doors of an edifice to our left. We ventured through the afore-mentioned doors and beheld a strange, disorderly sight. Before us was a scene we had seen in many a movie. Looking over the crowd, we noticed that they were all paying close attention to a torrid, love song, being sung by the Tombstone Torch, Ruthie Barber. She was ac- companied by that noted ivory-tickler, jack Green. When the din of applause had died clown, we hailed one of the waiters, George Howard, who showed us to a table. Seated next to us were a group of card players, who were having a wild game of Canasta. They were Roy Carlson, "Red Ed" Doheny, Dinny Mathews, and "Bub" Trask. Soon "Diamond Gin" Morris, the proprietess of this remarkable establishment, wel- comed us and signaled one of the waitresses, Theresa Burbey, to take our orders. In no time she was back with a trayful of glasses. After drinking our sasparilla, we sat back and relaxed, and watched the card game. In a short while a young gypsy, Denise McGrath, came to our table and offered to tell our fortunes. We accepted her offer, and during her prophecy she said that we were in great danger. Giving little heed to this unlikely turn of events, we paid her and sat back to enjoy the oncoming floor show. A three- piece orchestra, led by Pete Nelson at the drums, played the overture, and soon a group of dancing girls appeared on the stage to the accompaniment of thundrous applause. They turned out to be Collette Powers, Joyce Howe, Cynthia Williams, Maddy Garvey, Marilyn Pacifici, and Helen Alcock. They were warmly received by an en- thusiastic audience. 20 just then a commotion at the bar attracted our attention. It seems that some one had had a little too much to drink and was being evicted by the bouncer, joe San Clementi. No sooner had he carried out his duties than Sheriff Will Linane and his deputy, Roland Taylor, came through the swinging doors and announced the capture of the bank robbers. He informed the crowd that they were the same gang which had performed the famous Brink robbery in 1950. Sheriff Will left for the jail and "Diamond Gin" promptly offered the drinks on the house. Before the drinks could be set up, however, the appearance of three women halted the rush toward the bar. The leader, Ruth Baker, scolded the men for their distasteful be- havior. Agreeing with her were her two associates, Beverly Ross and Sheila Spooner, who then proceeded to break up the bar with hatchets that they carried in their purses. Their performance stunned the crowd who all remained stationary while the three leading members of the "Carrie Nation Society" carried out their commendable deed. They then quickly filed outside, taking the swinging doors off their hinges as they went. Suddenly the crowd came to life and started to repair the damage. Shortly there- after a trim-clad figure entered the barroom and apprehended us at the point of a 58. It was the notorious "Clamity Joan" Grover. We decided that she held no particular fondness for us, since she filled the air with a volley of shots. Once again our senses left us. We were engulfed by a purple vapor. Slowly we seemed to sink deeper and deeper into the fog. After a while the mist dissolved and as we recovered consciousness, we realized that we were back in Natick in the year 1960. It had all been a horrible nightmare! i 2 1 "Qi . if 22 Z- 'U LOCHL BRINK HFFHIH ef, f f N --6? - Q - J E ,:, , - .---fj,.Jf N - ' G w Q- Y' . f F ' ' 'wa xx f fx ,gf A Q rf as wk L ,f 2 .. Q ago , q rg! W Q29 j:':'4 x f- may dnl :Ei'f""'l: r , - Nw g - , N' .' . ,,a:.kfgm J I I ffcuhfj "' ' Aa QQQQF s',f" ' .S uberxt Ju CHIEF VOUNG THUNDER ff fl Sgtopy fy OXFORD CLOUD N QI". DEERGB Y f '2 cfm, son, Aff pub? parrinefgz wonos BY PAUL BUCKLEY Musac av PATSY PAR mNEn.Lo ss: JH'-n:1.nt.a4 L I The class of FIF-JIY I5 Leav-mq,and I51-bug Head' us Grew-mq, Fon WJ.: ,fn H J.:-www Q41 WeLL-H1215 Kn0w'lhaT1hner daqsabeoie aT Dear- old Nehru Hoqlgwhm. J,.-I -' fuHaHH- 1 449443 Dag-5 qrow llmq and Dnear-15, and our heal-Ts are sad andvleaw llis EQif4fnJa4MJJaJn4 1 CHDRTQGM We'll ThmK oFTlfwe daqs We Si'ehTdf Dear old Na-TICK Hoqh. ?ff'JEf1f14IJa:..1,,,LL,J.:affg14 JH ua .Paw-Well,0l'ma ma-TER,FZ9RswelI unrfo ihee Ere- WJLJI-ma E LMMJJWJWJJ ,xNQMa -'fem No Mone shall we See The Fiuemfs we leave Be-hmd us,0UR HL!gHJJJJl 50 R-Rows, Sod andswee1j No mane To llear- 'live mm-ovmg cheef-12: J J Jzi Ld: J el J I Vic-'I're'y OR ale-feaT OH, NATICK Haqh! we Pkdase 'I-neelwr ga-'J-I5U lf 4 l.L:M,.L,g.J4l.L-Lp Va:-ces Do Pw-clafm our my-ro sea Rufl'oF'I7nee,1-1-hx? J-A J 4 ,L bus-Ten, Ere-well., 1......i.' - FN ,-..4u",,, Q' 15 , 4 Q + -.1-I , N4 I mm Odin ,l,,. v . ,' Q ,fb . 'J 15- Q. af 4-. 351'f'v . . -f 3341i " K' 33:4 , ,Q ,elf .1 ' ,i x .ff 'Q .QV F .. fEf.v57'4','Z3', -A 'Q J . 16 JS-'elf' if if 2 Qfff P ,---f: ' L - Q", F' 1 6 5 ' Qu at 2? ' 5 ' 'INHX bw-X ix ax Y' B If quirbnrf' K V A., A Lisgfoffscens T HONQR 5oclETY 5A5sAMoN Mffyg STUDLNTCOUNUL SAFETYQI JJ t,PJJJJvJ I v-I JJ V v 4: JJJ JJ JJ," f"P 4 J Vg, JJ v JV V i J ' 1, V V J U .1 VV vnfv JJJJ VV? VV., J W 1 at ERDU Front Row: R. Baker, V. Morris, P. Buckley, B. Ross. G. Talbot, B. Tetreault, D. Hanna, J. Howe. Second Row: Miss Young, D. Grady, J. Hughes. C. Colburn, S. Spooner, G. Emanuelli, S. Kent, W. Efthim. Back Row: C. Christie, P. Parrinello, T. Carney. J. San Clementi, I. Enstrom, S. Lupien, P. Dowst, M. Carroll. 190 onor ociefg Prerident . Paul Buckley Vice-President . Geoffrey Talbot Secremry ....... Beverly Ross The Natick Chapter of the National Honor Society was organized in December for 1949-1950. Five senior members had been elected in their junior year and the rest were admitted in December and March of the present school year. Membership certificates were presented at the induction ceremony in May. Pins baring 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 at luncheon. Senior Memben: Ruth Baker, Paul Buckley, Carolyn Colburn, Payson Dowst, Shirley Kent, Virginia Morris, Patsy Parrinello, Beverly Ross, Sheila Spooner, Geoffrey Talbot, Betty Tetreault, Charles Christie, joyce Howe, Stanyan Lupien, Mitchell Carroll, Diane Hanna, Lois Feldman, jane Hughes, William Efthim and joseph SanClementi. junior zlflemberi: Ivan Enstrom, Thomas Carney, Gloria Emanuelli and Donald Grady. Paul Buckley 26 II I . I I 'Q I -I I I . in I I I It I. 4 I II Ii it I I I I I d.. Y i V l J l en ior l gxecu five ZZWJ 4 ,, ll ,, lie 6 1.1.1.1 Front Row: Miss Grimes, B. Scholl, V. Morris, P. Dowst, M. Carroll, M. Chala, D. Luyties. Back Row: R. Baker, Mr. Carey, D. Paciiici, F. Brenneman, J. Green, F. Scagnelli, D. Hanna. Home LAJOYK To , 0 x ' 1 gi X I fl RING l 0 X NK7 ..r',' 5 X -- r fa. I . x A-5,6851 K 'I it X I I Sl' ii' r il' ' 01' . in 'rig' if . 4 7 oh 'r" ff . l' lf J I' X, X X f' u.. xx' lvl F ,,..,a1W 1 I First Row: H. Grogan, j. Howe, J. Christie, R. Ames, C. Colburn, W. Efthim, M. Chala, J. Manning, V. Morris, S. Lupien, M. Carr, J. Hughes. Second Row: Mr. Andrews, adviser, M. Mele, B. Fortini D. Norris, P. French, C. Antonori, G. Emanuelli, B. Cella, R. Baker, C. Williams, B. Tetreault. Third Row: E. Fannon, J. Crisafulli, E. McNeil, T. Carney, C. Christie, R. Montagna, M. Carroll F. Scagnelli, J. Belmore, D. Grady. Back Row: B. Higgins, S. Heckendorn, J. Urquhart, 1. Enstrom D. Howe, A. Chaulk, J. Torrao, F. Byer. 1 1 Sak, 19.1 fm! The Safety Patrol undertook its duties early in September with William Efthim as President and Carolyn Colburn as Secretary-Treasurer. The Commissioners for the year have been Virginia Morris, Mary Chala, Raymond Ames, Stanyan Lupien, and john Manning. Under the guidance of faculty adviser, Mr. Andrews, the Safety Patrol has performed its duties for the benefit of the student body. As a result of the revised by-laws of the patrol, the Faculty Executive Committee will elect patrolers for the forthcoming year. Those students who desire to serve on the Safety Patrol submit their names to the committee to be voted upon early in May. WILLIAM EFTHIM Safety Commissioner xv!! 5 agzwlenf ounci Front Row: M. Morgan, R. Baker, M. Tompkins, L. Feldman, H. Grogan, C. Christie, president A. Schmidt, V. Morris, L. Blandin, P. Powell, M. Chala. Second Row: Miss Rafferty, adviser A. Sheehan, M. Fahey, C. Bassett, D. Grady, P. Dowst, J. Manning, R. Montagna, W. Efthim, S Parrinello, N. Kane, I. Tutuny, B. Graham. Third Row: P. Lane, R. Zanibone, A. Troia, 1. Indeli cato, R. Rice, T. Carney, R. Valle, B. Marshall, R. Ellis, LN. Feldman. The Student Council of Natick High School is the student- governing body. Each year new oflicers are elected and this year Charles Christie was elected president of the Student Council and Audrey Schmidt, as secretary. The.Council has solved many major and minor school prob- lems during the school year. In one major problem the Student Council received the complete co-operation of the student body. In addition to this the Student Council has sponsored the annual "Football Dance," a "Welcome Sophomore Dance," ap- proved the Sassamon Staff, conducted various drives throughout the school year, and has sent delegates to conventions. Twenty- three members attended the State Convention at Watertown. Every student is free at all times to present any difficulty through a member for discussion and action by the Council. 29 X X. xml 4 .ff ' I fr : x lllllllllli' -J A Gi'-'E oh! +h0Se Hair C-HS and That new look- From Row: A. Sauro, G. Branagan, I. Tutuny, S. Kent, R. Baker, M. Tompkins, J. Fair, L. Feldman, H. Grogan, V. Morris, L. Blandin, J. I-Iladick, C. Sheehan, S. Syrbick, J. Chilson. Second Row: J. Fitzpatrick, S. Luyties, C. Eldridge, D. Luyties, G, Emanuelli, J. McGowan, R. Barber, B. Cella, C. Anderson, N. Blom, C. Antinori, A. Schmidt, B. Fortini. Third Row: P. Dowst, J. White, J. jenkins, A. Quitt, C. Kent, E. Whiteford, B. Tetreault, B. Ross, J. DeConza, P. Ross, E. Fannon, J. Murphy. Back Row: J. Nelson, R. Flynn, R. Valle, J. Urquhart, A. Chaulk, G. Talbot, R. Higgins, A. Fisher, D. Pacifici, W. Efthim. S. Lupien, R. Trask, A. Chaulk, E. LaLonde, G. Howard, J. Adam, H. Bell, A. Ames, F. Scagnelli. iduaf This year the Sassamon appeared in an entirely new "dress." A very attractive frontis- piece and new column heads were designed and used for the first time. We had the misfortune to lose our very energetic business manager, john Urquhart, who left us in February to attend school in Dallas, Texas. Robert Higgins, his successor, has done an admirable job. We were again the recipient of a prize in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Contest held in New York in March. Ruth Baker and her staff have worked diligently to give us an excellent paper. They have attended conferences arranged by the Boston Globe and the New England Press Association sponsored by Boston University. Many practical ideas have been put into practice as the result of these conferences. a55Cll'l'l0l'L AZW Mia fanfa a666ll'l'l0I'l , Sb!! RUTH BAKER Editor, Sassamon yeargool Cjommiffee CAairm en A Front Row: G. Emanuelli, S. Kent, R. Baker, editor, M. Tompkins, J. Fair, G, Talbot. Second Row Miss Shannan, A. Schmidt, N. Blom, J. McGowan, C. Eldridge, S. Syrbich, Miss Donahoe, Mr Xanthaky. Back Row: E. Fannon, J. Urquhart, A. Chaulk, W. Efthim. 4 .-.. I 2 ft, H-1? fl . Standing: W. Efthim, A. Schmidt, F. Scagnelli. Seated: M. Pacifici, ' G. Talbot, R. Baker, A. Arthur. tg ?7.53'.?4.?Zf .-. . -..WA - . . - fax! xf 1 , I fm 1 Q, Y if ui, f ffei '59 't W V vrxr -5 'f , - W -J- gftlll J l PCA .gf 05915 'f -Y Z' -5 5 2" 6'-2 4 ' v Jie: ' x 1 X 'Q f'1f I 9 Q 1 ' nl , E f 4 x X 1-1. Bows Ffmaillwiot U T' ba n moe sfsei hai?-Yaezinxus' 3 'l"r' Ogg GPQLUQK ..!46J6!l"8Cl6 I9 ufaam, Tonight we the class of 1950 are gathered together for the last time before we leave Natick High School Let us pause and consider the past three years and contemplate the years that lie ahead Education is the biggest and most important bust ness in America All of our wealth natural resources and military defenses will be of no avail unless we are physically intelligently and spiritually well grounded Only by proper education can we build a firm foundation that will protect our liberty We are deeply gratful to our parents and teachers who have shown us the well of wisdom and knowl edge and guided us through our important forma tive years At last we must say good bye to our carefree days of proms and football games and face our responsi bilities in the world Some of us will go on to college and universities others will immediately seek suc cess in the field of business What of the future that we are about to face? Is it so cruel and cold and heartless as some of our elders point out or is there hope for peace and security in our time? During these days of fear and fear of the A Bomb what are the chances of survival for us? Is there any hope for a free world or will the coming H Bomb be the fiery finish for us all? Among our statesmen and newspapermen gloom confusion and disillusionment seem to be everywhere Now with the H Bomb mass extermination of whole populations may be possible and fear of Russia and the Red Menace is certainly a threat to us all But lets get some things straight Russia stole the secret of the A Bomb from us Our democratic genius and industry developed and produced the bomb not communistic enslavement Our tremendous free productive enterprise was the vast reservoir of weapons and material that enabled the beaten battered Russians to drive back the Get mans during the last war Democracy and democratic production are today rebuilding the world through our generous donations of food and money and machinery It seems to me that everyone is afraid-afraid of the future afraid of the Russians, afraid of the bombg but this same fear can be the greatest creative force in the world today. Past experience has shown that the world has always risen to meet every crisis. Fear that insidious monster that now engulfs mankind has always brought about the progress which we sometimes take for granted. The Magna Carta, the Reformation, the French Revolution, and the Indus- surmountable and struck fear into the hearts of men, yet this very fear was the motivating force that drove men to the compromise and conciliation that spelled progress and survival. Though fear may once again be vital in saving the world from chaos, let us hope and pray that faith and understanding will prevailg that through educa- tion we may possess the wisdom to find the true path to universal peace. Now as we say farewell to Natick High, let us resolve to keep alive in our hearts the lessons we have learned in "Good Citizenship." Let us cease- lessly strive to maintain our great American ideals. In our daily living let us heed these words: So many Gods, So many Creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, When just the art of being kind, Is all this sad world needs!" For this is the American way of life! fy I2 3 fear of the "Iron Curtain," fear of the "Cold War," trial Revolution all posed problems that seemed in- , . : ' , X 9 ' I , - if as i l 1 ll' 4 I' bl I 1 l cg we unify of Agafion ly Qeofhey flrflof A high school graduation is commonly thought of as representing the breaking up of a group, the divergence of the members of the class into different walks of life. The graduates are seen leaving the school and all its associations which have become so familiar, and entering a world of endless variety, of effort and conflict. In another and deeper sense, however, this commencement time, when we face new and greater responsibilities, marks the beginning of a new and significant unity. This is the unity of an obligation which falls upon all of us as we turn from childhood to new places in the world, whether in gainful employment or in further formal educa- tion. The obligation, which is the same in both cases, is to a way of life, the way of life to which this country is dedicated, where no man bows to another and where class distinctions have been removed, where a man is honored for what he is and may expect the just reward of his work, where a man respects his neighbor and is respected by him. Here a man may live where he chooses, do the work he enjoys most, be himself. This is the way of life to which we owe allegiance. This we must strive to defend, to improve, to bring even closer to the ideal of accomplishment. This is our obligation and in this we are united. lt is not unnatural that many paths may lead to the same destination. People differ in their ambitions, in their tastes and abilities. In this land they are free to differ, as they are free to express themselves, or to worship God as they choose. We thrive on variety and call it the spice of life. The work we do need not exclude us from other interests, nor from participation in other duties and enjoyments. City people may share the pleasures and beauties of the country, and country people the opportunities and conveniences of the city. The student who goes on to college may seem to be entering a life far different from that of a classmate going into business or industry, but the difference may be more apparent than real. The college man no longer sets himself apart in his world of books, protected from life's problems, for he learns, among other things, to see and interpret what is going on in the world. He may some day become a minister, a lawyer, or a doctor, in intimate contact with the fundamental problems of life. On the other hand, the man who goes from high school to a job need not be separated from intellectual activity. He has every facility for reading and study and may carry his education as far as he chooses in his own helds of interest. He may achieve a great career in business or public life. The distinction very often made between a man of books and a man of action is not usually valid, there is no need for the separation of IDICICSIS. 34 -yy In the fulfilment of our great obligation we need only bear in mind the goal we seek, and the means of achieving it will suggest themselves. No noble end was ever reached by ignoble means We must attach ourselves and devote ourselves to the principles which distinguish and represent the way of life which we are trying to attain. Our united suc- cess in meeting our mayor obligations will be measured by the faithful discharge of the simple virtues may be the means of our success Let us have also a sense of perspective so that we may see through superficial details and grasp the basic truths and a sense of values so that we may read critically and be able to measure the true worth of people, and of what they do or make or say Schools were established to prepare us for these responsibilities' to develop in us the capacity to meet out obligations wherever we go whatever we do -whatever the color of our skin or the nationality of our ancestor To be able to face these duties will bring us satisfaction and a sense of having done something and make life richer and fuller. We shall then have fulfilled our obligation to ourselves our country and our religion. We shall have justified really the school we are now leaving but which we cannot forget. Now this pleasant and friendly unity of our class in the happy atmosphere of a small and familiar school seems to be dissolving a we go our various ways. If we look closer we may see it merging into the greater unity of obligation which the future imposes upon us for which we hope we are prepared and which we shall face strong in will To strive to seek to find and not to yield. 35 I nal g 0 lga LOW, 3 'f f f' minor ones as they arise, day by day. Neighborliness, industry, integrity, loyality,-these f' 9 if 0 QV' 1 MH 2 a N? xy SYNQRS Magi I' Safety Patrol 4 Honor Society 43 Basketball 2,33 Track 3,43 Class Ofiicer 43 Executive Board 34 Usher at Class Day and Graduation 33 Usher at junior Prom 33 State Meet, Medalist 4 Usher at Natick-Framingham Game 43 Alternate Representative at Boys' State 33 New England Invitation Meet Medalist 43 Greater Boston Interscholastic Meet Medalist 33 On to Washington Collector 43 Usher at Senior Play 4. Mary with her ever ready smile and dark flashing eyes, is one of the outstanding members of our class She certainly has proved her popularity by being Class Treasurer for two suc- cessive years Mary has not decided if she will go on to school, or go to work. No matter which road she takes we wish her the best in her future plans. Girls Athletics 2 3 Baseball 2,31 Basketball 2,33 Safety Patrol 3,43 Student Council 3,43 Executive Board 2 34 Decoration Committee for Junior Prom 33 Property Committee for Senior Play 4 Committee for Sophomore Hop 2. 1 Vice Preridenf MITCHELL CARROLL Our V. P. is an able boy3 With our class funds he did not toy. He never once got in a mess, So we all wish him much success. MARY CHALA President PAYSON DOWST Our class president, Payson is one of the best known and best liked members of the class. He was elected to the presidency without the aid of being outstanding in athletics. Payson is greatly interested in his studies, works hard, and plans to continue the study of Botany, which field he wishes to enter, at Bowdoin College. The entire class wishes him the best of luck and great success in his undertaking. Baseball Manager 2,3,-43 Basketball Manager 2,3,43 Class Officer, Treasurer 2, Vice President 3, President 43 Class Executive Board 2,3,43 junior Christmas Play 3: Usher at Framingham Game 43 Publicity Committee, junior Prom 33 Publicity Committee, Senior Class Play 43 Usher, Career Day 23 Class Prophecy 4. Secretary VIRGINIA MORRIS A great sense of humor plus a heap of personality makes up our unforgettable "Ginny." Her vivaciousness and intelligence have led to her success as Class Secretary for three years. "Ginny" can be found either buzzing around the corridors or working at Donahoe's. Her destination after high school is unknown, but we know that whatever she undertakes, she will come through with flying colors. Lots of luck, Ginny. Safety Patrol 2,3,43 Glee Club 23 Honor Society 43 Sassamon Board 2,3,43 Student Coun- cil 3,43 Girls' State, Decoration Committee for junior Prom, Class Secretary 2,3,43 Executive Board 2,3,43 Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance3 Receiving Line at Junior Prom and Senior Reception. Treasurer 37 cg NANCY ABRAHAMS "Nan" is the shy, demure type, but, nevertheless, she is not so silent that she is not heard. She is very efficient when it comes to typing, and is always willing to lend a helping hand both in special work and to her fellow classmates. Whatever she does is done well, and whatever vocation she chooses will prove a success. Band 2,53 Librarian in Band 3. JOHN ADAM Our "visual-aids" man, john, is ever on the go setting up and taking down equipment. It will be hard to End a successor who will prove as efficient. Band 2,3,43 Visual Aids Operator 25,43 junior Christmas Play 3: Sassamon Ads 23 Decorating Committee Sophomore Hop 23 Band Manager 43 Registrar Class Elections 4. HELEN ALCOCK Helen is one of our athletic girls, always ready and willing to give of her time and energy. Girls' Athletics 2,3,4. ALBERT AMES "Al," as his friends know him, is noted especially for his sharp ties and snappy blue convertible. He has a keen wit and a pleasant personality. "Al" is well-liked by his friends. He is very agreeable to almost everything. He works after school for his uncle. Art Committee Year Book 4, RAYMOND AMES Ray left us for a while to try the hills of New Hampshire. We are glad to report he soon returned to N.H.S. Another of our track stars, his winning smile captivates the heart of all, but especially those of the fair sex. Baseball 43 Hockey 2,3,43 Track 2,3,43 Safety Patrol 5,43 Sassamon Board 43 Usher at Natick-Framingham Game3 Usher at Graduation 33 Sports Night 3g Sassamon Sports Reporterg Medal Winner State Meet 33 Medal Winner N,E.A.A.U. Meer 43 Medal Winner State Meet 43 Sports Night 43 Jacket Fundg On To Washington Fund. 38 il K wiki it , gi -1:1 X 'a ., ilf rwkzli, . .1 ANTOINETTE ARTHUR Small, shy, with a bewitching smile Antoinette is loved and admired by all. One of our most willing workers in the Commercial Department she has proved herself courteous and efiicient on every occasion. Girls' Athletics 23 Chairman of Yearbook Typing Committee 43 Usher, Senior Play. THOMAS BACHE Tommy is one of our willing workers who has made posters, scenery, decorations and sets for dramatic productions, class activities and classrooms. The size of a job never worries him. Good luck, Tommy. Baseball 43 Football 43 Track 33 Yearbook Committee 43 Senior Play' Scenery Committee 43 junior Prom Decorating Committee 33 Decorating Committee for Dances 2,3,43 Driver Education Program 43 Poster Committee 43 On-to-Washington Solicitor 4. RUTH BAKER A well-liked girl, who gives her all To every job, both large and small. Ruth's very smart yet modest, too3 And to her friends, she's always true. Girls' Athletics 23 Safety Patrol 43 Glee Club 2,3,43 Honor Society 3,43 Sassamon Staff 3,43 Sassamon Board 2,3,43 Student Council 2,43 Senior Executive Board 43 Chairman Yearbook Committee 43 Editor-in-Chief Sassamon and Yearbook 43 Class History 4g Girls' State 33 junior Christmas Play 33 Vice-President of G.A.L. 31 Special Chorus 2,3,43 N.E. Music Festival 2,3,43 D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award 4. JOANNE BALBONI Although one of the quieter members of our class, she is a welcome addition to any gathering, Joanne is a member of those hallowed halls on the second floor, the Com- mercial Department, and she plans to work in an office after graduation. Best of luck to you Joanne. Property Committee for Senior Play 43 Librarian 3. RUTH BARBER Charm and talent can well describe Ruth. Her beautiful soprano voice has won her recognition on the stage and her untiring charm have won her recognition with the opposite sex. Besides her singing, Ruth's outmost joy in life is a fellow named Buddy. It looks as though Lasalle Junior College is Ruth's destination next year and we wish her all the luck in the world. Girls' Athletics 23 Glee Club 2,3,43 Sassamon Board 2,3,43 Decorating Committee for Football Dance 2,33 Decorating Committee for Sassamon Dance 33 Decorating Committee for Music Dance 33 New England Music Festival 43 Double Quartet 25,43 Entertainment Committee Christmas Dance 43 Literary Committee for Yearbook 43 On-to-Washington Collector 43 State Music Festival 23 Usher for opening of the new Lincoln School: Soloist at Senior Play 3,4. 39 1. it ANNA BFLCHER Anna is one of our efficient commercial seniors who is always on hand to help in an emergency. She took an active part in typing for the Yearbook and has done a com- mendable job. Yearbook Typing Committee 4. RAYMOND BELISLE One of the quieter members of our class, Ray does good work, takes part in sports, has many friends and maintains a pleasant and agreeable personality. He is particu- larly interested in modern languages, which he hopes some day to put to use in the field of aviation. Ray has a good-natured aspect which makes him easy to get along with and well liked. Track 2,5,4. HARRY BELL Harry is one of the quieter members of our class. His outside interests seem to be chiefly of a mechanical nature. A good sport, Harry is well liked by everyone. Safety Patrol 51 Audio Visual 5,4. 1 JAMES BELMORE "Sy" may be known as "Casanova" someday after the experience he has gathered in the classes with the majority being a bevy of gorgeous Natick girls. He may find him- self lonesome for some masculine company, but plenty of fellows envy him. We know in the future you'll be able to look his name up in "Who's Who" describing him as a successful businessman. Football 23 Safety Patrol 43 Usher at Graduation 5g Senior Dance 1949 Class 33 Ticket Committee for Dance Zg Usher at Framingham Game 43 Collector in On-to- Washington Drive 4. PAUL BESWICK "Besy" has never been accused of being shy and because of this many a classroom has rocked with laughter at some of the antics of our curly-haired "Milton Berle." His major desire in life seems to be that of a grease monkey in some garage. But Whether he chooses to do work of a mechanical nature or not, Paul is certain to make good. Senior Play Scenery Committee 45 Yearbook Committee 4g Junior Christmas Play 31 Usher at Framingham Game 4. 40 JAMES BEYER Jimmy can always be counted on to be "the life of the party." He is a member of A ' ' f ' d ith ease our Basketball squad and track team, is adept at class work. secures rien. s w 3 ossesses a great sense of humor With so many facets to his character, Jimmy should p . become one of our country's great politicians. Basketball 2,31 Track 23 Usher Framingham-Natick Game. MARY JANE BOUDREAU Mary Jane's snappy black eyes and pleasant smile have endeared her to all. She has been active in girls' athletics and in all class activities. Volley Ball 23 Badminton 33 Girls' Athletics 25 Usher for Senior Play 43 Counter at Elections 2,4g Typing Committee for Sassamon 3. FRED BRENNEMAN So strong and manly, the he-man type, Big Fred's a boy who'll never gripe. He gets along with one and all Whether in his classes or .playing football. Baseball 2g Basketball 2g Football 2,3,4g Safety Patrol 2,33 Executive Board 4g Usher at Graduation 35 Usher Junior Prom 33 Usher Class Play 45 Boys' State Rep- resentative 33 Minstrel Show 3. PAUL BUCKLEY President of the Honor Society of our school, Paul does excellent work in all his studies and should excel in any line of study or work he may undertake in the future. He is widely known, and liked by all his associates. He has also been active in various school affairs, where his well-rounded personality displays itself to fine advantage. President Honor Society 43 Student Council 3g Usher Framingham Natick Game 43 Member of Junior Play 33 Usher at Graduation, 33 Member Sports Night Committee 31 "On to Washington" Committee 4g Usher on Career Day 23 Class Prophecy 4. THERESA BURBEY Theresa has spent many hours perfecting her technique as a dancer under some of New England's best known maestros. We wish her luck in her chosen Field. Glee Club 23 Typing Committee Year Book 4. 41 iff? 7, l.OlS CAPFN Lois is the shy type, but, by no means, a "wallHower." She is well-liked by her friends because of her pleasant personality and willingness to help a friend in distress. She possesses a rare type of humor, and the ability to keep calm on every occasion. Girls' Athletics 25,43 Usher for junior Prom 51 Usher for Senior Play 4. ROY CARLSON Roy is practically never seen without Harold, his constant companion and fellow conspirator in the art of motor-cycling. Roy is an avid hockey player and is also quite interested in radio work, Whatever held he chooses, we wish him the best of luck in everything. Hockey 25, i. BARBARA CELLA "Barb" is one of those "girls" who is loval to Natick High but the town of Dover has a high place on her list, too. She is a friendly girl, and her ability to take a joke is appreciated by everyone. Badminton 51 Girls' Athletics gl Volleyball 53 Sassamon Board 45 Usher at Senior Play 41 Safety Patrol 5,-4, Decoration Committee, -lunior Prom 5: Assistant Registrar in Voting 2, G.A.L. Minstrel Show 5, Typing Committee for Sassamon 3. ARTHUR CHAULK "Art" is one of the few boys brave enough to take Office Machines, Bookkeeping and Type in classes largely female. His eliiciency has made him popular with students and teachers. He should be an asset in anv business office. Safety Patrol 43 Sassamon Staff 41 Audio Visual 3,43 Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3. THEODORE CHECANI A lanky lad with a smiling face, Who gives to us his special grace- His pleasant smileg his easy wayg His sunshine stored for a rainy day. Basketball 25,43 Class Executive Board Z, Yearbook Committee 43 Usher at Senior Play 4, Decorating Committee for Sophomore Hcp 23 Usher at Senior Reception 4g Usher for junior Prom 5. 42 CHARLES CHRISTIE An excellent captain in any port- In the Student Council3 on the basketball court. His special charm and his personality Have made him as popular as it's possible to be. Baseball 7 Basketball 2,3,43 Captain Bay State All Star lst Team in Basketball3 Safety Patrol 4 Honor Society 43 Student Council 2,5,4Q President Student Council 43 Refreshment Committee Sophomore Hop 2,43 Usher for Class Day 33 Usher for Inauguration of Honor Society Members 32 "On to Washington" Committee 43 Repre' sentative to Boy s State 33 Elected Governor on "Good Government Day" 43 Assembly Committee 4 Usher Framingham Natick Game 43 Senior Play Reading Committee 43 Usher for Senior Reception 43 Chairman Ticket Committee for Senior Play 43 Leonard H Foley Ir Basketball Trophy 4. ROBERT COCHRAN Bob was one of the mainstays of our Class Champs. Also a member of the hockey squad he seems to be successful in anything he strives to do. Although no book worm if Bob tackles the game of life with the aggressiveness he has shown on the field against his opponents, he's sure to make his mark in the world. Baseball 7 Football 2,3,43 Hockey 3,43 Co-Captain Hockey 43 Minstrel Show 23 Decoration Committee junior Prom 33 Ballot Counter Class Elections 43 Ralph Hi Howard jr Hockey Trophy 4. CAROLYN COLBURN Elected to the Honor Society in her junior year. Carolyn has had an enviable scholastic record Her performance in "Melody Jones" was superb. She hopes to enter jackson College in September Girls Athletics 2 3,43 Safety Patrol 3,43 Secretary and Treasurer of Safety Patrol 43 Glee Club 7 Honor Society 3,43 Senior Play 43 Music Festival 23 Executive Board 33 Girls State 3 Decorating Committee Junior Prom 33 Minstrel Show 33 Literary Com- mittee Year Book 4 FRANCES COLCORD Fran has been the hard-working typist for the Absent List for so long it will be hard to name her successor. Quiet and lady-like, she performs her duties in a most business like manner Safety Patrol 3 Vice-President Library Committee 4. DAVID CONDON Daves friendly way and ability to get along well with all types of people have made for him many friends and have given him a very definite place in school life. He can and will add vivacity and life to most any gathering. Hockey 234 Manager Hockey Team 43 Publicity Committee junior Prom 33 Usher Thanksgiving Game 43 Ticket Committee Senior Play 4. -. , - . . . .. ., ' v A -- . , . 3 -i - . 1 v , i 1 i I ,IOHN CRISAITULLI A fine pc-rsoinility, a big smile, .ind a good .ithleteg that's "johnny," a lad from Squash End. For three years john was a regular on the football team and all the fans will long remember his outstanding performances. ln addition to his athletic powers johnnys' greatest asset is his ability to make .1 host of friends. He will undoubtedly attend some college, with Springfield as his possible choice. Baseball 2.3,-ig Basketball 2,5,-lg Football 23,43 Track 3,4g Safety Patrol 3,-ll Student Council 25 Executive Board 23 Medalist in GBI Track Meet 3g Medalist in Northeastern Meet rig President of Sophomore Class 23 Minstrel Showg Manager at Sports Night. ANN CROWE Ann's pleasing manner as a member of the staff in the lunchroorn has made her many friends among the faculty and students. Never ruflled by crowds or impatient customers, she takes everything in stride. Committees 43 On-to-Washington Committee 43 Lunch Counter 3,4 JOAN DEFLUMERE joan is one of our most vivacious senior girls whose pleasing smile and glowing tresses nu b h ' ' A ' ' m er er among our class beauties, We wish her luck in whatever held she chooses for her future work. GORDON DENSMORE Gordon is a merry number of our class and one seldom perturbed by the complexities of life at exam time or in the lab. Worry will never bring him premature gray hairs. JOHN DETORE When you hear a loud, hearty, laugh you will know that "johnny" is present. Known for his mastery with the guitar, "jack" may continue his music. He has shown a keen interest in radio, however, and will undoubtedly further his study in this field. Football 2,33 Literary Committee for the Yearbookg Usher at the Natick-Framing- ham Gameg Minstrel Show 53 Play 4, Dance Band 2g junior Prom Photographer 2, Aide and Actor on Various Assemblies 23,43 M.C. at junior Prom 3. 44 PHYLLIS DIONNE Phyllis is an enthusiastic member of the girls' athletic teams and the Glee Club. She did a grand job as collector for the "On to Washington" Fund. Field Hockey 29 Glee Club 2,43 Ticket Committee for Senior Play 43 Music Festi- val 2,4g On to Washington Collector 4. EDWARD DOHENY "BashfuI Eddy" has developed an immunity toward the charm of the fair sex but is always at ease with the boys. As yet, his post-graduation plans are not formulated, but whatever he decides to do, the Class of 1950 wishes him all the luck in the world. Baseball 2g Football 33 Track 4. MARY DREW A dazzling smile, sparkling eyes and a cheery disposition all contribute to the pleasing appearance of Mary. Her incessant energy helped her to become an outstanding cheer- leader in her Junior and Senior years. A conscientious student, she was able to get the best out of her business studies. Mary is assured of success in any Held into which she may venture. Safety Patrol 3,4g Glee Club 2g Sassamon Board 2,3,4g Senior Play 45 Decoration Committeeg Usher for Graduation 33 Cheerleader 3,-4g Usher Class Day 3. DORIS DUKES Doris is an efficient lady who does all things well without fanfare or desire for praise. She can be counted upon for help at any time. Badminton 23 Field Hockey 2. WILLIAM EFTHIM Out Billy Boy is a Winsome lad, Who's never sad and always glad. He may seem shy, but don't you fretg That's just because you don't know him yet. Basketball 2,3g Football Manager 3,4g Safety Patrol 4g Executive Board 35 Usher X 7 Junior Prom and Graduation 35 Yearbook Committee 4g Reading Committee Senior ,Q Play 43 Honor Society 4. 45 1 3,53 5 ARTHUR ELLIS A merry lad with a jolly soul, Who learned his trickspfrom Old King Cole. Art firmly believes what the scholars say: "A smile a day keeps the doctor away." Football 23 Band 2,3,43 Glee Club 2,33 Orchestra 2,33 Dance Band 2,43 Music Committee Junior Prom 3. ' CHARLES EMANUELLI Charlie will never suffer from over-work, but his love of a joke and happy disposition have enlivened many a class room. JACQUELINE ENNIS With Jackie, "Silence is a Golden Virtue," is definitely off color. What would happen if Jackie didn't have a joke or a side remark. Always ready for fun, we can't figure out what makes her so jolly. Maybe its the diet she's always on and off. One thing we do know, though, is that we shall miss her laughs and sense of humor. Girls' Athletics 2: Glee Club 43 Refreshment Committee Christmas Dance 43 Typing Committee Yearbook 43 Typing Committee Sassamon 4. JOANNE FAIR "Jodie" has in her possession what is called "dry humorf' It may take time to get her going, but Walch Out when she gets started, for nothing can stop her. Some may think her quiet but those big blue mischievous eyes tell us differently. She can always be depended upon whether it be work or fun. Good luck in the future to a wonderful classmate and friend. Safety Patrol 3: Glee Club 4: Sassamon Staff 43 Sassamon Board 2,33 Senior Play 43 Executive Board 23 Literary Yearbook Committee 43 Decorating Committee junior Prom 33 Librarian 25,43 Decorating and Advertisement Committees Sophomore Dance 21 Usher Career Day 2. EDWIN FANNON Eddie's calmness is the envy of many. Never perturbed or unnerved, he dispenses sodas at a local pharmacy with a winsome smile and a pleasant word for all. He hopes to enter Bridgewater State Teachers College in September. Safety Patrol 3,43 Sassamon Staff 3,43 Sassamon Board 23 Ticket Committee Senior Play 43 Usher at Graduation 33 Checker at Elections 4. 46 IQ LOIS FELDMAN Lois, with her friendly smile and warm greeting, characterizes a classmate who was not only a member of the class, but also an essential part of itg a classmate who was not only a student, but also a loyal friend who could be relied upon at all times. As a cheerleader, Lois was all that the name implies and was always out in front leading the students in cheers for the Re,d and Blue. Safety Patrol 33 Sassamon Board 2,3,4g Senior Play 4g Student Council 2,43 Deco- rating Committee for the Junior Prom 33 Cheerleader 3,43 Usher for Music Festival 23 Literary Committee for Yearbook 4g Minstrel Show 33 Clerk at Junior Class Elec- tion 33 Entertainment Committee for Sophomore Dance 23 Makeup Committee for Junior Christmas Play 2: Honor Society 4. EVELYN FITZPATRICK Evelyn is one of the quiet members of our class. You never see Evelyn without Ann, her best friend. No one ever hears much about Evelyn, but she has made many friends in N.H.S. Her future plans are indefinite. Baseball 43 Decorating Committee for Sassamon Dance 43 Red Cross Collector 4. RAYMOND FLYNN In Ray we find an affable personality who will always greet a friend with a smileg and that in effect means anyone since there are none who.do not know him. With a genial smile and an agreeable chuckle, Ray will easily ht into any group or dis- cussion. Football 33 Sassamon Board 23 Ticket Committee for Sophomore Dance 23 Execu- tive Board 23 Usher at Framingham-Natick Game 43 Usher at Senior Play 4. BARBARA FORTINI "Barb" has been an important cog in the band during her three years at N.H.S. and has put her whole heart into doing a grand job, especially at the games. Baseball 31 Basketball 33 Girls' Athletics 2,33 Band 43 Safety Patrol 43 Orchestra 31 Sassamon Staff 43 Minstrel Show 23 Refreshment Committee for Football Dance. ANATOL FURMAN The outstanding public speaker at N.HtS. this year, we will long remember Anatol's performance in "The Valiant" and "Melody jones." If he follows his dramatic career he may be a Barrymore. Who knows? Senior Play 4. 47 'x 0 40 40 310 '44 all-0 alll, ,-,- ROGER GARDNER Roger is a quiet lad with a keen sense of humor. He has been a hard-working student and a loyal friend. MADELINE GARVEY "Maddy" is one of the most mischievous members of our class. Her mirthful giggle is well-known around school. She may be small, but she makes up for what she lacks in stature by her delightful sense of humor. After graduation she hopes to be a nurse, and we know her patients will rapidly recover with this cheerful imp on deck. Basketball 3,41 Field Hockey 3,45 Girls' Athletics 2,3,4g Safety Patrol 3: Softball 3,43 Volleyball 3,43 Bowling 3,4g Archery 3,43 Badminton 3,-4, Officer G.A.L. 4, Sports Night 33 Usher junior Prom 33 Ticket Committee Sophomore Hop 2, Librarian 33 Year Book Committee 43 Ticket Committee Senior Play 4. HAROLD GASSETT Harold possesses a motor-cycle, to the envy of many of his friends. He is practically never seen without his constant companion "Roy." He has a sense of humor, which keeps his many friends always amused. In whatever profession he may choose in later years, it is certain he will make a "go" of it. FREEMAN GOOD Free, found, as a rule, with Mr. Furman, is a popular man hereabouts, and is seldom seen outside of a group. A smile is one of his major good attributes, and he has lost no time in becoming an instantly recognizable name in the class. He was a valua- ble aid to the president of the class during election time, being in no small part artistic. Baseball Manager 23 Football 23 Track 3,45 Property Committee Senior Play 4, Sports Night 2, Decorating Committee Football Dance and Sassamon Dance, Sassa- mon Snapshot Year Book Committee 4. ROBERT GOODALL Bob may be distinguished by his happy-go-lucky manner. His elfervescent personality has won him many friends. Outstanding in the memories of his classmates are his accomplishments on the gridiron, las a member of our undefeated football elevenb. Possessor of a good sense of humor and a hearty laugh, Bob has gained many friends while in high school. In all probability Bobby will be sought after by some college. Baseball 4, Basketball 21 Football 2,3,41 Sports Night 21 Election Campaign Man- ager 4g Midland League All Star Football Team 41 On to Washington Committee 4. 48, JEAN GOSS Jean hails from East Natick, a fact she never lets us forget. Her keen wit and merry disposition have helped on many a serious occasion. Girls' Athletics 2,3,4. JOHN GREEN So quiet and reserved, Jack does look, When you see him working with his book3 But once you've met him, you will know That what you think "ain't necessarily so." Safety Patrol 53 Checker at Elections 2,43 Music Committee for Junior Prom 51 Usher at Class Day and Graduation 53 Senior Executive Board 4g Usher at Thanksa giving Game 43 Literary Committee for Yearbook 43 Music Committee for Christmas Dance 43 Assembly Committee 43 Publicity Committee for Senior Play 43 Co-Chairman of Ticket Committee for Senior Play 4. JANICE GREENLEAF "Jan" appears quiet to many, but to her close friends she is an interesting person with a dry sense of humor. Her future ambitions are still undecided but whatever she chooses to exercise her ability in, she will do quite well, we know. Glee Club 2,3,4. JOAN GROVER fa Joan is a Winsome miss who has captured the heart of one of our recent grads and is now the proud possessor of a beautiful diamond. Wedding bells will ring before too long, we hear. DIANE HANNA Diane should be nicknamed "twinkle toes," for her dancing has brought much enioy- ment and fame to our class. Diane is one of the quieter girls in Natick High, and yet her liveliness in athletics has made her popular among her fellow students. She would like to go on to college, and all our luck goes with her in whatever course she pursues. Basketball 3,43 Girls' Athletics 2,5.43 Safety Patrol 3,43 Honor Society 43 Sassa- mon Board 23 Executive Board 4: Girls' Athletics Committee for Yearbook 43 Usher at Senior Play 43 Minstrel Show Cast 33 Junior Play 3. 49 N-.1 James HANNA james is one of our bashful members. He is particularly interested in the manufac- ture and sale of ice cream and expects to join his father in this business after graduation. Junior Prom Decorating Committee Bg Stage Manager for Senior Play 4. LORRAINE HARLOW Lorraine's friendly manner and willingness to help have won her many friends. Although she is quite petite, I understand she is an accomplished waitress. Anytime we want service with a smile we'll know where to find it. Lorraine's ability to be seen and not heard is remarkable. Natick High needs many more like her. VONDA HAVENS "Vonnie" is the girl who types our daily notices. She is an efhcient tyoist and a con- scientious wo. :r in anything she undertakes. We know she will be an asset to any office, because of her ability to make friends easily and to do an assignment com- pletely and to the best of her ability. Girls' Athletics 2. SCOTT HECKENDORN "Scotty" left very little doubt in the minds of football rooters that he was an im- portant member of the Class C Championship Squad. A newcomer to Natick before entering high school, "Hek" rapidly made numerous friendships. Upon graduation Natick's loss will be Hadenville, Pennsylvania's gain, as Scotty will be leaving. Undoubtedly he will gain as many friends in his new home town as he has in Natick. Baseball 23 Football 2,5,4g Safety Patrol 3,4g Snapshot Committee Senior Year- book 4. HANSON HEDDERIG A camera enthusiast is our Hank. He was also one of the medalists on our track team both junior and Senior years. He expects to enter college in September. Football 2,3,4g Track 3,4g Medalists Concord Invitation and State Track Meets 3,45 Photography Chairman of Yearbook 4. 50 AL., NORMA HEWITT One of our twirlers Norma has been ever faithful to her place among the maiorettes. Another East Natickite she keeps things lively with her vivacious remarks. Girls Athletics 3 Mayorette 3,-4g Refreshment Committee for Football Dance 4. JOANNE HLADIK Joanne better known as Jay", is a happy-go-lucky gal who is friends with all. She is quite busy with her schoolwork and her afternoon job at Fairbanks. Joanne's previ- ous capability in carrying out responsibilities has proven that she will be an asset in whatever field she chooses As it looks now, Nursing seems to be her chosen pro- fession We wish her much success and happiness in her future. Girls Athletics 2 3 Safety Patrol 32 Glee Club 31 Sassamon Board 2,3,4g Student Council 2 Usher for Senior Play 41 G.A.L. Minstrel Show 35 Checker and Counter Class Election 3 Refreshment Committee for Sassamon Dance 43 Decoration Com- mittee for Junior Prom 3 Snapshot Committee for Yearbook 4. MARY HORAN Another of our band members Mary lends an important note on all occasions. Her Girls Athletics 3 Band 3,4g Glee Club 35 Secretary of Glee Club 3,4g Orchestra 43 Sports Night 3 Registrar for Voting 3. GEORGE HOWARD One of our track stars George enjoys sports better than studies. He is good company at any time and can keep his pals in an uproar on many occasions. Track 3 4 Glee Club 2 3g Scenery Committee for Senior Play 4g Decorations for Junior Prom 3 JOYCE HOWE Joyce is quiet and reserved but yet behind this you will find a very unique sense of humor She has been known through the years by her beautiful blond hair which is always radiant For the past two years Joyce has done a great job as one of our drum- majorettes She is not quite sure of her plans for next year, but we extend to her all the luck for success and happiness. Tennis 4 Girls Athletics 2g Safety Patrol 43 Executive Board 2,3,4g Drum Major- ette 3 4 Decoration Committee for Junior Prom: Usher at Lincoln School Opening 3: Usher at Music Festival 2 Decoration Committee for Sophomore Danceg Snapshot Committee for Yearbook 4 Honor Society 4. 51 I Z . 3 , 1 sparkling eyes and friendly smile have won a place for her in our hearts. 2 I I , 1 , 9 . , . , 2 efi-A 'gt' JANE HUGHES Jane appears to have a split personality ln sch l l Q . oo, athough she is always friendly and ready to help, she is a very serious and intellectual person. Outside, however, she is forever blushing and bubbli ' ng over with excitement. As to the future, Jane doesn't have the slightest idea what she wants to do Lots of luck ' h ' , in w atever it may be, Jane. Girls' Athletics 23 Glee Club 2,43 Senior Play Usher 41 Literary Committee for Yearbook 41 Senior Play Reading Committeeg Bowling gl Minstrel Show 3g Music Festival 23 Honor Society 4. JOAN HUGHES Joan is another member of our class who hails from South Natick Her friendl' and sense of humor have w h . mess on er many friends. She was one of the lucky cheer- leaders who was chosen to cheer for our "Class C Champs." After graduation Joan is planning to enter nursing and we wish h er every success in attaining her goal. Girls' Athletics 2.3: Safety Patrol 41 Glee Club 23 Sassamon Board 7' Counter at Senior Election 4' Cheerleader 4 D ' , 3 ecorating Committee for Junior Prom 3' Refr h- ment Committee for Football D ' , es ance J: Usher at Senior Play 4g Art Committee for Yearbook 4. JOAN HUWE "Joanie" joined our class in our last year. She originally came from Everett. Since she has come to Natick, everyone has found her to be a very helpful and pleasant girl. Some may think she is quiet and shy, but her close friends know better. Yearbook Art Committee 4' Se ' Pl , nior ay Poster and Publicity Committee 43 Deco- ration Committees for Dances 4. JOYCE JENKINS Joyce is seldom seen and never heard, but she has made friends at Natick Hi h. She is interested in singing and d 8 may ecide to further this as her future vocation. Good luck, Joyce. Glee Club 74' Junior P . A -, , rom Usher 31 Decoration Committees 3,4g Yearbook Committee 4. ROBERT JOHNSON Bob is a popular student at N.H.S. He does well in his studies, and he expects to attend a Boston pharamceutical school in re ' h . p paration for the field of pharmacy. Bob aslthe sort of interest and initiative to make good, and with his personality and ability for getting along with people, he should be a great success. Football 2' Student C , ouncil 2,51 Executive Board 2g Sophomore Hop Ticket Committee 2. 52 A NN JOYCE Here is a girl we know will be a success in her chosen held after graduation. She is business like efhcient, and at the same time has a very pleasing manner, Some think she would make a perfect Economics teacher. She is always happy, which is an ad- mirable quality Girls Athletics 2,5,4g Sassamon Staff 2, Junior Play 3: Senior Play 4, Checker at Class Election 2,5,4g Yearbook Committee 4, G.A.L. Officer 4. JosEPH KANE Co Captain of our football team, Joe was the one who carried the burden of quar- terbacking the club to a successful season. Also a top performer in hockey, baseball, and track joe has displayed leadership and outstanding sportsmanship. joe's plans for the future include some college, and he should make himself well-known in these parts as an athlete. Baseball 3 4 Football 2,3,4g Co-Captain in Football 4g Hockey 3,43 Track 4, William Hannigan Football Trophy 4. SHIRLEY KENT be heard at least a block away. However, her effervescent humor makes her many friends with both students and teachers. Her ambition is to sit on the boss's knee and take dictation in other words, she has secretarial ambitions! Girls Athletics 2,45 Basketball 23 Bowling 2,43 Honor Society 4g Sassamon Stafl 2 5 4 Sassamon Board 2,31 Senior Play 4, Chairman of the Ticket Committee for the Junior Prom 3 Literary Committee for the Yearbook 4. ROBERT KLEIN Bobby is a fellow with an amazingly keen wit. He always has a good supply of jokes and keeps everyone amused by his funny antics. His companions find him a real friend He can make any type of situation amusing, and this characteristic has gained him a bevy of friends. Junior Christmas Play 3. EDWARD LALONDE Ed's cheerful greeting and happy smile Can make the "blues" go away for a while. His face, so merry-always gay- Sends Old Man Sorrow on his way. Basketball Manager 25,45 Audio Visual Aid 3,4. "Bree2y" always heralds her arrival by a senseless flow of giggled words which could 53 51 ra -1' . A ' A-' Q ,s'.Xi. w.: .-xv tt- X ws' nk x NX X, "N .stwb ' -f s . 'QQNR .,, . -1- iff, ,gal gy? 14,95 . ,, ,441 Q , 4-H 1 3' wf I 4 f' T' J ,,. Ig ,A J .au ANDREW LANE "Andy" is a "happy-go-lucky" fellow and upon occasion has been known to temporarily disrupt a class with his wit. Some teachers have wondered what to do with him and his jokes, but what would we do without such a happy character? Track 43 Senior Ticket Committee 43 Sophomore Dance Decorator 4g Decoration Committee Sadie Hawkins Dance 43 Usher at Natick-Framingham Football Game 43 Decoration Committee Christmas Dance 4. BARBARA LARSON "Barb" is everlastingly bubbling over with laughter and she always has a copious supply of jokes. Her unimitable trait is to giggle at the most inappropriate times. She vows that her ambition is to walk down the streets of Natick pushing a fruit wagon singing, "Yes, We Have No Bananas!" We know, though, that she will make a place for herself in N.H.S. hall of fame. JUNE LEE Versatile, vivacious, joyful, musical, can all well describe june. Besides being one of the best head cheerleaders Natick High has ever had, she is one of the most happy-go- lucky girls we know. june finds that life holds many pleasures, and she enjoys it. We shall always remember her, not only for the many activities she has participated in, but also because of her friendly and genial personality. Girls' Athletics 23 Safety Patrol 33 Glee Club 3,43 Student Council 2,33 Usher at Senior Play 43 Music Festival 3,43 Head Cheerleader 3,43 Sophomore Dance, Music and Ticket Committee 23 Refreshment Committee Football 33 Decorating Committee junior Prom 33 Student Council Convention 23 G.A.L. Minstrel Show 33 Snapshot Committee Yearbook 43 Campaign Manager 2. WILLIAM LINANE "Willie" is one of the members of our great football team. He isn't one for much studying, but he deserves an "A" for effort. His classmates can't seem to decide whether he is shy or if he just doesn't like to be "the life of the party." We all agree that a better friend couldn't be found anywhere. Football 2,3,43 Track 3,43 Student Council 23 Junior Play 23 Sports Night 2.5,4Q Scenery Committee Senior Play 43 Talent Assembly 43 "On-To-Washington" Com- mittee 4. STANYAN LUPIEN Stan appears to be a quiet fellow, but when you really know him you will find him full of pep and energy. He has worked hard and diligently during his Natick High years and has,come out with a marvelous record. His hopes in the future look toward a college education and with Stan's willingness and common sense we know that he will succeed in anything he undertakes. Safety Patrol 3,43 Glee Club 2,3,43 Poster Committee 43 King-Music Dance 3: A Y b k ' - ' - ' ' rt ear oo Committee 4, Usher 1949 Class Day Exercise 3, Decoration Committee junior Prom 33 Honor Society 4. 54 I .. gr vi- '.t.-: - DOLORES LUYTIES Whenever there is some deviltry going on you will no doubt find Dolores in the middle of it. Her sunny smile and happy disposition have never made an enemy for her and her excellent work as a commercial student has made her invaluable to everyone. Baseball 2,33 Basketball 2,3,43 Girls' Athletics 2,3,43 Sassamon Board 2,43 Usher for Senior Play 43 Executive Board 2,43 G.A.L. Minstrel Show 33 Ticket Committee for Sophomore Hop 21 Checker and Counter at Class Elections 2,32 G.A.L. 25,43 Campaign Manager 43 Refreshment Committee Football Dance 43 Decorating Commit- tee for Sassamon Dance 23 Literary Committee for Yearbook 43 Hallowe'en Dance Ticket Committee 23 Christmas Dance Decorating Committee 3. Q PATRICIA MABEE One of the cuter member of our class, Patty is one who possesses a happy disposition and sparkling personality. Her plans for the future include some business school which she may enter after graduation. Girls' Athletics 2,33 Sassamon Board 23 Homeroom Registrar for Election 33 G.A.L. 2,33 Refreshment Committee for Football Dance 43 Snapshot Committee for Year- book 4. FRANCES MAILHOIT "Franny" has already proven herself to be quite an artist with her drawings of "Bugs Bunny." Her gay and colorful posters and decorations have been admired at many a school dance. She is quiet and just a little shy as is proven by her demure blush. Drum Majorette 43 Executive Board 33 Art Committee for Yearbook 43 junior and Senior Decorating Committee 3,43 Poster Committee for Class Play 43 Assistant Manager of the Band 43 Usher for junior Prom 33 Band 4. NANCY MAIN Nancy is one of our commercial girls. She has made many friends because of her delightful sense of humor, and ability to tell stories with that "finishing touch." Nancy's plans for the future are indefinite but she may enter a business school after graduation. Girls' Athletics 23 Safety Patrol 33 Sassamon Board 2,33 junior Prom Ticket Com- mittee 33 Junior Play Committee 33 Senior Play Committee 43 Senior Yearbook Committee 4. KENNETH MALLAR "Kenny" hails from that part of town called South Natick. He has many friends. Kenny has an agreeable disposition and a sense of humor which has helped out many situations. He and Eddie provide us all with an ample supply of amusement, and- oh, so early in the morning, too. We know his later plans will work out well. Usher at Natick-Framingham Game. 55 -.., ... -5- !d'.u'-MDA Gim- g ROBERT MALOON Bob's quick wit and good humor are always a source of entertainment for everyone. He has no definite plans for after graduation but will probably be seen most every day rain or shine in the A8tP. However, no matter what field of endeavor he chooses to pursue he will be rewarded, for his excellent work as a commercial student proves this. Properties Senior Play 45 Usher at Thanksgiving Day Game 4. FRANCES MANERICHO "Franny" is one of the more talented members of our illustrious class. Besides her regular school subjects she has an active interest in art and is a drum majorette. Franny's plans aren't definite yet as to after graduation, but she has plenty of time to decide. Program Committee for Senior Play 4g Majorette 2,3,4. JOHN MANNING John is a track star, but his talents do not end here. He also is one of the most popu- lar members of our class, possessing an amazing personality. His previous accomplish- ments in whatever he has chosen to undertake stamp him as one of the "most likely to succeed" in the Class of 1950. Track 2,3,4g Safety Patrol 2,3,4g Sassamon Board 23 Student Council 3,43 Execu- tive'Board 23 Yearbook Committee 33 Usher at Class Day 33 Usher at Junior Prom 3: Decoration Committee at junior Prom 3g Ballotman at Senior Election 4. DONALD MATHEWS "Dinnie" is one of the more popular members of the class of '50, and his genial manner with everyone is largely responsible. He likes to have fun wherever he goes, but he can also be very serious at times. Don's plans for the future are indefinite as yet, but with his personality he should be a success at anything he attempts. Football Manager 2,3,4g Hockey 2,3,4g Class President 33 Student Council 3: Class Executive Board 33 Yearbook Committee 4. JEAN MCGOWAN jean is a valued addition to any class and we are proud to claim her as a member of ours. She has done excellent work in the Commercial Department during her brief career in Natick High School and will probably work in a business oflice after graduation. Good luck! Safety Patrol 33 Sassamon Staff 4g Sassamon Board 4. 56 DENISE MCGRATH A true representative of "Squash End" is Denise. Her laughter and cheerful disposi- tion have contributed to the humor of many classrooms. Denise is a jovial person who is always looking on the lighter side of things. She is seldom seen without her best friend, Ginny. Her friendliness will certainly be a definite help in her future plans. Best of luck in whatever field you choose! Typing Yearbook Committee 4g Decoration Committee 2. JANET MCKEON Janet is one who shows a cheerful smile for her friends. Her sparkling eyes have been the envy of many. Her plans for the future may include nursing, and who knows, maybe another Florence Nightingale will be revealed. Good luck, Janet. Basketball 2,53 Tennis 4g Girls' Athletics 2,3,4g Glee Club 2,3,4g Sassamon Board 2g Senior Play Ticket Committee 4g Bowling 2, Dance Decorating Committees 2g Girls' Field Hockey 2, Minstrel Show 3, Music Festival 23 Badminton 2. WALLACE MONTGOMERY Co-Captain Montgomery distinguished himself as an exceptional athlete in three sports, but he will be remembered mostly as co-captain of the champion football team. Out- side of sports, he proves to be a good student, and is definitely a good prospect for any college. Of his personality, it will suflice to say that one must know him to under- stand it. His carefree, nonchalant attitude has made him a host of friends, and un- doubtedly he will make many more in future years. Baseball 2,3,4g Basketball 2,3,-41 Football 2,3,4g Junior Class Executive Board 33 Scenery Committee for Senior Play 4g All-Scholastic Football Team Boston Herald 4g All-Midland League Football Team 43 All-Central Mass. Football Team 43 Most Valuable Baseball Trophy 3: Bay State All-Star Basketball Team 33 Italian American Football Trophy 4. RICHARD MONTVITT Dick is the studious type and one who is never satisfied with his grades. He hopes to enter Boston College in the Fall and we are sure he will make it. RICHARD MURPHY A good-looking fellow with a good-natured grin, Who pleases the females ibut that's no sinh. He's friendly and gay, a likeable lad- The kind the girls like to take home to "Dad." Golf 3,4g Hockey '2,3,4g Co-Captain of Hockey 4g Band 2g Usher at junior Prom 33 Usher at Graduation 33 Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 2, Usher at Natick-Framingham Game 4. ' 57 Q PETER NELSON A carefree guy with nothing to lose, Except the soles upon his shoes. Yet, Pete thinks we should live while we may And save our troubles for another day. DONALD PACI FICI Don, with his friendly smile and gay personality has made himself "tops" with his classmates. He is an active member of the decorating committees for our school dances and his dancing is the envy of many. Don's plans for the future are indefinite, but we know that he will be most successful in whatever held he chooses. Track 5,43 Senior Play 43 Sophomore Executive Board 23 Usher for Graduation 31 Chairman Decoration Committee for the Junior Prom 53 Senior Executive Board 43 Usher at Thanksgiving Football Game, Decorating Committee for Football Danceg Sports Night 2,3,43 junior Play 3. MARILYN PACIFICI Now here is a girl with amazing ability on the basketball court. Her skill in this sport is hard to duplicate. She is tops in other sports, too. Everyone is her friend as is proven by her captaincy of most of the Senior girls' teams. Girls' Athletics 25,43 Yearbook Committee 43 Cheerleader 34' Usher Senior Plav 43 President G.A.I.. 43 Refreshment Committee Football Dance Sports Night 33 Manager of Softball 3. PATSY PARRINELLO Patsy is the most talented member of our class A handy man at the ke board he lso . y , a has a strange knack of securing "A's" in his studies. Patsy plans to enter college and f h ' ' ' ' ' urt er his musical education. Charm, brains, talent,-these three combined to forge a magic talisman should result in a lighted marquee "Patsy Parrinello's Band." Manager Basketball 43 Band 23,43 Safety Patrol 43 Glee Club 25,43 Honor So- ciety 5,43 Orchestra 2,33 Senior Play 43 Assembly Committee 235,43 Usher junior Prom 53 New England Music Festival 33 junior Class Play 33 Entertainment Com- mittee Christmas Dance 43 Music Committee junior Prom 53 Senior Play Reading Committee 43 Usher Career Day 23 Class Prophecy 43 Harvard Club Prize Book 33 Literary Committee for Yearbook 43 Double Quartet 25,43 On to Washington Drive 43 Massachusetts Music Festival 33 Boys' State 3. ALBERTA PARSONS Alberta is another of our commercial students. Quiet and shy, she has always been ready to lend a hand for a worthwhile project. Typing Committee Yearbook 4. 58 ZAIRA PEDINI One of the quiet members of our class, she is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it. We know she will succeed in anything she undertakes. Sketching Class 4. THEODORE PIERS The Pride of South Natick is the unofiicial title that Teddy holds, but anything cor- responding to Flash, Speedy, or Swifty would also be very appropriate. For we will not quickly forget those high-flying feet, that head bobbing up and down, as Teddy crosses the goal line for another Natick touchdown. Not will we soon forget the ready smile that Teddy has had for all of us in the corridors of N.H.S. Good luck to you, Teddy, in whatever goal you choose. Football 5,4g Track 3,4g Track Captain 4, Medalists in Track 3,43 Senior Play Scenery Committee 4. THEODORE PORCELLA "Ted" is an amiable fellow with a contagious smile. Not over fond of work he struggles along hoping for the best. RUTH POTTER Ruth has always been a kind, sympathetic friend to all her classmates. A diligent student, her grades have been the envy of many. We wish her luck in her chosen held, Nursing. Girls' Athletics 2,3g Glee Club 2. COLETTE POWERS Anybody feel low?-see Collie. There's a girl who will Put anyone in high spirits. Her sense of humor and understanding has made Colette well liked by all who know her. Collie's glowing red hair and sparkling blue eyes have caused many a male heart to stop beating. She is really a lot of fun and we shall all miss her smiles, her friend- ship, and helpfulness next year. Loads of luck in the future, Colette. Girls' Athletics 33 Safety Patrol 33 Glee Club 4, Sassamon Board 2,5,4g Student Council 23 Sophomore Executive Board 2g Co-Chairman of Ushers in Senior Play 4, Decorating Committee 2,3,4g Alternate for Girls' State 3. 59 A A ,eff 'c' AX HS? ANN ROBINSON Ann was the girl with the ever-ready smile and "hello" for everyone. Her great sense of humor and friendly laughter shall long be heard in the minds of all. We cannot determine how Ann takes life but she seems to enjoy it. Her future plans are indefinite, but we want to wish her ' success in whatever she attempts. Usher at Parent's Night 25 Usher at Career Day 25 Usher at Junior Prom 35 Librarian 2,3,45 Decoration Committee for Football Dance 45 Counter 45 Checker 25 Usher at Senior Play 45 Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 35 Sassamon Board 2.3. JosEPH Rock A beaming face, a joke or two, tOf course the jokes are always newj Thus Joe does greet you every morn And makes you glad that you were born. Basketball 2 3 4' Football 3 4' Sassamo S ff 4 5 , , , , n ta 5 Senior Play 45 Minstrel Show 3: Sports Night 35 Yearbook Committee 45 Campaign Manager 3,45 Talent Assembly 3,4. RICHARD ROCK Big and rugged, solid as a rock, 'Round about him all the girls flock. Dick's the answer to a coach's dream- Man-made engine, going full steam. Football 2,3,45 Track 34' Midland League All St 4 All , , ar 5 -Scholastic Boston Trave- ler 45 Honorable Mention All-American Schoolboy Football Team 45 On-to-Wash- ington Committee 4. BEVERLY ROSS Medical technician is our Bev's goal. Working for health she'll cut the toll Of sickness to an all time low. Going through life she'll have no woe. Girls' Athletics 45 Honor Society 45 Sassamon Board 45 junior Prom Refreshment Committee 35 Clerk 45 Decoration Committee 45 Decoration Committee Sophomore Welcome Dance 45 Sassamon Homeroom Reporter 45 Yearbook Art Committee 4. JACQUELINE ROSS "jackie" came to us from Framingham in her junior year. Their loss was our gain, for she has proved herself f ' Glee Club 4. a true rrend and a loyal rooter for N.H.S. 60 PHILIP RUSSELL Phil is noted for his great interest in, and excellent knowledge of chemistry, a subject which is synonymous with his name in N.H.S. He plans, naturally, to continue the field in college, where we wish him the best of luck. He is also to be complimented on his fine work on the football squad, where he was well liked by everyone who knew him. Football 2,3,45 Track 2,45 Orchestra 2. JOSEPH SAN CLEMENTI joe plans a college career. He likes his studies in high school, putting mathematics on top, and does well in all of them. He is a quiet worker, and a good oneg and he is very well liked by his many friends. Basketball 25 Sassamon Board 43 Usher at 1949 Graduation 3. FRANCIS SCAGNELLI Scag's a fellow you like to know5 Always greets you with a gay "hello"5 Always friendly5 always alertg If you asked, he'd give you his shirt. Football 2,35 Track Manager 45 Safety Patrol 45 Executive Board 45 Usher Fram- ingham Game 45 Prop Committee junior Play 35 Ticket Committee Senior Play 45 Usher Graduation and Class Day 35 Audio Visual Aids 3,45 Snapshot Committee Year- book Chairman 4. AUDREY SCHMIDT Aud is quiet and busy, too A nurse's job she wants to do, You can tell by her sparkling eyes She will succeed at all she tries. Girls' Athletics 2,3,45 Student Council 3,45 Junior Prom Decorating Committee 33 Art Chairman for Yearbook 45 Publicity Committee for Senior Play 45 Senior Play Reading Committee 45 Art Editor for Sassamon 45 Dance Decorating Committees 3,45 "On to Washington" Collection Drive 4. BETTY SCHOLL "Bet" is a girl with a very pleasing personality. She is a friend. to everyone and is also quite a "whiz" in the art department. She hasn't yet decided what shell do after graduation, but we know that whatever it is, she'll succeed in it. Sassamon Board 25 Decorating Committee for Junior Prom 55 Properties for Senior Play 45 Executive Board 2,45 Art Committee for Football Dance 45 Yearbook Committee 4. 61 fi N WILLIAM SEELEY Bill, who makes up for his size with his personality, is an amiable chap without whom the class would not be complete. Bill enjoys his work and his friendships with others and has a fine sense of humor. He is a little man who is usually there with a unique gift for adding fun. Football 4, On-to-Washington Fund 4. CAROL SHEEHAN With a gleam in her eyes and a smile on her face, Carol is in the mind of any phrase- maker that has ever mentioned "happy-go-lucky." She is always ready for a discus- sion and can be marked as a good listener. Carol is not definite about the future but she hopes to go to college. We wish all the luck and happiness to a wonderful girl. Sassamon Board 2,5,4g Usher at Career Day 23 Usher at Parents' Night 23 Librarian 2,3,4g Sassamon Homeroom Collector 2g Sassamon Homeroom Reporter 4, Usher at Junior Prom 3g Decoration Committee for Football Dance 4g Checker at Sophomore Elections 2, Property Committee for Senior Play 43 On-to-Washington Collector 4, Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 2. CHARLES SLAMIN Anyone who knows Charlie knows a really nice fellow, and that accounts for his many friends. He has an invincible friendly attitude toward everyone, and always has a good word for the whole world. He performed his duties as head-manager of the football squad most diligently, and he thoroughly deserves all the gratitude that has been given him. Football 2,3,4g Manager of Football Team 45 Hockey 3,4. MARJORIE SMYTH Although Marge didn't join us until junior year, she has proved herself a true friend and a loyal rooter for Natick. Ticket Committee for Junior Prom 3: Usher at Senior Play 4. SHEILA SPOONER "Sydne" is one of our more versatile members of this illustrious class. She may seem demure and solemn at times, but if you ever read any of her uproarious compositions you know differently. Jackson College is her goal and then she hopes someday to teach chemistry here at N.H.S. Good luck! Honor Society 3,4, Sassamon Board 2,43 Senior Play 41 Chairman of Refreshment Committee for Junior Prom 33 junior Play Cast 33 On-to-Washington Collector 43 Manager of Girls' Badminton 43 Literary Committee for Yearbook 4. 62 JOHN SULLIVAN Absorbed by electricity and motor cars, "Sully" plans to continue his training in the former field, and it is probable that he will do so also in the latter in his spare time. He will attend an electrical school in Boston. john is very well known and well likedg no doubt because of his cheerful smile and pleasant manner. Track 3,4. SYLVIA SYRBICH Sylvia's complexion is the envy of her many friends. Neat and efhcient, her typing record would be hard to beat. Sassamon Staff 4g Sassamon Board 4. GEOFFREY TALBOT Geoff, vice-president of the Honor Society, is one of the most brilliant members of our class. He has shown great talent in the literary field, having been active as chairman of the yearbook literary committee. Geoff definitely plans to follow his father's foot- steps in the medical profession. He expects to enter Dartmouth College in the fall. Honor Society 41 Sassamon Staff 43 Sassamon Board 4g Senior Play 4g Chairman Literary Committee Year Book 4g Valedictorian 4, Vice President Honor Society 4g Usher at Graduation 3. THOMAS TANNER The captain of the golf team, Tommy is one of the best golfers in the history of Natick High. He is the proud possessor of several trophies and prizes won in com- petition. Popular with teachers and students alike, his amiable, humorous personality insures great success in his future activities. Football 2,3g Golf 2,3,4g Track 4g Sassamon Staff 2g Snapshot Committee Yearbook 4g Usher Framingham Game 4g Advertisement Committee for Sassamon, Basket- ball Manager 2. ROLAND TAYLOR "Rolly" is a well-known member of our class, and popular with his associates. He completed a very good year in football, and he demonstrated his ability to get along well with people in the teamwork he showed on the squad. Football 4g Track 3g On to Washington Drive Collector 4. 63 ELIZABETH TETREAULT "Habla Vd. espanol," she said As she Liughingly turned her head. A teacher Bette wants to beg Languages preferred you see. Girls' Athletics 2g Safety Patrol 43 Glee Club 25,43 Honor Society 3,43 Sassamon Stall 2,43 Decoration Committee for junior Prom 53 Literary Committee for the Yearbook rig Class Clerk at Sophomore Elections and Campaign Manager 2g Property Committee for junior Play 3. JACQUELINE THIBAULT jackie is perhaps our most athletic senior girl. Although she appears very quiet in the classroom, her constant pranks in athletics make her a favorite among the sports en- thusiasts. jackie has been successful in every sport she has participated in, and her ambition is to attend a ohysical education school and become a teacher in that field. We know she has chosen a career most suitable for her, and jackie receives our best wishes for success. Baseball 2,5343 Basketball 233,43 Field Hockey 25,43 Girls' Athletics 25,43 Glee Club 23 Archery 53 Usher at Junior Prom 33 Senior Play Ticket Committee 43 Bad- minton Championship 5,43 Bowling Championship 53 Volleyball Manager 31 Bowling Manager 4g Yearbook Committee for Girls' Athletics 4. AUDREY Tll,l.EY Our Tillie just bubbles with fun To follow her keeo on the run. How lucky the doctor who'll get For his secretary Tillie, our pet. Girls' Athletics 43 Glee Club 43 Field Hockey 41 Bowling 43 Usher at Senior Play 'ig Collector for On-to-Washington -1, FRED TOMPKINS One of the quietest members of our class, Freddie is nevertheless one of the most popular. A confirmed woman-hater, he could usually be found with the South Natick boys. He hopes to continue his education at the University of Massachusetts. We wish him the best of luck in his future career. Baseball 4g Hockey 33 Track 53 Safety Patrol 33 Class Executive Board 33 Property Committee for Senior Play 43 Usher at Class Day and Graduation 33 On-to-Washing- ton Collector 4. GRACE TOPHAM Grace has found time to do well in school and to dispense tempting sweets in a Wellesley bakery where she has made many friends. 64 n JEREMIAH TORRAO Althou h jerry seems very quiet in school, those who know him well tell you that fl he is quite a lady's man. Jerry has been unable to participate in many extra-curricular activities because of responsibility in his family's business. His present plans call for a career in construction work. We wish him the best of luck. Hockey 33 Safety Patrol 2,5,43 Scenery Committee for Senior Play. RICHARD TRASK Tall and slender3 light on his toes, "Bub" is welcome wherever he goes. He doesn't complaing he doesn't bellow: He's what you'd call a regular fellow. Baseball 2,3,43 Basketball 2,3,4Q Football 43 Usher at Framingham-Natick Camel Audio Visual 2,5,4. ALBERT TROIA T "Sonny" is one of the more diminutive members of our class, but he still gained a reputation as a good, all-round athlete. In a word, Sonny is versatile: a good athlete, an adept student, a popular person, and a true friend. On the dance floor, gridiron, basketball court or in the classroom, he has stood out conspicuously above all others. Everyone will agree that he has become one of the indispensable members of the class of 1950. He has high ambitions, and we wish him all the success that can come to a swell fellow. Baseball 2,3,4, Captain 3,43 Basketball 2,3,43 Football 2,43 Safety Patrol 33 Stu- dent Council 2,5,43 Property Committee Senior Play 43 Vice President of Class 23 Executive Board 23 Minstrel Show 23 Refreshment Committee for Sophomore Dance 2. RALPH VANGEL Give him a ball3 give him a bat3 He doesn't need anything but that Give him some food and a girl to love3 "Rip" wants no more from heaven above. Baseball 25,43 Junior Christmas Play 33 Usher at Natick-Framingham Game 53 Supply Caretaker 3,43 Talent Assembly 43 On-to-Washington Collector. MARY VENTURA 'ary came to us from Wellesley in her senior year. She has won a place in our hearts id has obviously endeared herself to a certain senior boy. Tennis 4. ' as mir- -'flair -f -if ,fi 4 mf 'X RICHARD WARD Dick's trombone playing has made him invaluable to the Music Department. One of the quietest members of our class, he is nevertheless known and well-liked by every- one. Although his plans for the future are indefinite, his quiet friendliness insures great success in whatever field he may choose. Baseball 41 Football 23 Band 2,3,4g Orchestra 2,3,41 Sassamon Staff 23 Local Music Festivals 2,-4, Band President 43 Orchestra at Senior Play 2,3,4g New England Music Festival 3,4. RICHARD WEDGE "Dick" arrived at our school from Newton. Even though he has been with us for just this last year, he has made many friends, besides being on the Hockey and Track teams. After graduation he intends to go into business with his father, in the selling field. Usher at Framingham-Natick Game 4. JOSEPH WHITE Joe, with his friendly, cheerful personality, has made himself one of our most popular classmates. He was a top performer, both as a guard in Football and as a defenseman in Hockey. Although his plans for the future are indefinite, Joe should go far in whatever vocation he chooses. Football 2,3,4, Hockey 2,3,4g Executive Board 2g Sports Night 25 Eastern Mass. All-Star Squad 4. Q CYNTHIA WILLIAMS "Willie," one of the blondest members of our class. at first gives you the impression that she represents the quieter type, yet. on second look, you can see mischief in her eyes. Cynthia was a cheerleader for two years and she added both voice and color to that organization. "Willie" seems to be headed for State Teachers College and we sincerely hope she succeeds in her ambitions. Safety Patrol 3,43 Student Council 23 Property Committee 4, G.A.L. League 3g Badminton 2,3,4g Cheerleader 3,43 Executive Board 3, Art Committee for Yearbook 4, Decoration Committee for Junior Prom, Football Dance, Christmas Dance, Sophomore Dance, Valentine Dance, Sadie Hawkins Day Dance 4. WALDO WOODS Waldo is a firm believer in the saying "Children should be seen and not heard." One of our quietest members, he has no definite plans after graduation. 66 1 5 Q ?T"5?ZQ5fg, 3 . -j:g!:a,35tu. A fl- I gif? s Z . as . X If RUTH ENO 1951-1949 IN MEMORIAM The faculty and students of the Natick High School were saddened by the announcement early in September, 1949, that Ruth Eno, one of our most popular classmates, had died suddenly following an operation. Her happy disposition and carefree manner had endeared her to all and her sudden passing left us all with heavy hearts as we entered our senior year. 67 Z .1 x I if T7 4 NW Z F ...e ,.....r . ff-2 f::- I f s vs xv, v' ".n 1' al .' , ll -... I" ,. I gn II un on Hull: 'Urns atb ml , W 11,4 :U 5 fi gfiif ww ww gg Z X 5 if 'L tl EQ ' W W Lf- if l Q QQ ngf 5 We " 12 X"V .,, f 6556 f . ff fG659 I is f f J ff M ff! if M Y . Z? Q 5 'W ffdkeff ul Front Row: E. Hatch, M. Young, M. Griffin, j. Hughes, M. Horan, J. Johnstone, S. Luyties, Mr. Dietz, VI. Ross. M. Krebs, l.. Mallar, M. Tompkins, D. Walker. R. Baker, E. Whiteford, S. Gaston. Second Row: j. Greenleaf, J. Mclieon, A. Tilley, C. Erickson, M. Chandler, J. Ennis, P. Dionne, A. Topham, M. l.alonde, B. Graham, B. Tetreault, D. Veale, M. Rogers, R. Ambrosini. Back Row: J. Lee, 1. DeConza, H. Grogan, R. Barber, K. Frankl, E. Whalen, j. Marden, 1. Wilson, N. Kane, J. Chilson, Fair, D. Norris. C. Whgglesworth, A. Sheehan, R. Fitzgerald. The Girls' Chorus presented entertaining programs at the Natick Wcmman's Club, Natick Catholic W'oman's Club, several Parent'Teachers Association Meetings, Assembly Programs and concluded a successful season with .i concert produced under the direction of Mr. Roger Dietz. The work of the chorus has been greatly augmented by the solo work of Ruth Barber and the spirit of cooperation evident among the girls who have earnestly applied them- fi orud selves in their desire to make us all appreciate music at its best. Eudora Hatch, a junior, has been the accompanist for the club. OFCA Q55 fl"6l 70 In spite of the fact that our orchestra is small and that we have no strings, much credit is due the faithful members who have supplied the music for assemblies. They like to refer to themselves as the "Korn Kobblersf' Their only appearance before the townspeople came on the two nights of the Senior Play and at Graduation. They were assisted on these occasions by the string department from the Coolidge junior High. Front Row: R. Enquist, R. Matlntosh, R. Rogers, J. Parmenter. Back Row: Mr. Dietz, E. Hatch, M. Horan, P. Nelson, S. Parrinello, K. Heefner, R. Ward, H. Saum. WMM! Le ug Front Row: E. Hatch, M. Young, M. Griffin, J. Hughes, M. Horan, J. Johnstone, S. Luyties, Mr. Dietz, J. Ross, M. Krebs, M. Tompkins, D. Walker, R. Baker, E. Whiteford, S. Gaston. Second Row: S. Parrinello, J. Greenleaf, J. McKeon, A. Tilley, C. Erickson, M. Chandler, J. Ennis, P. Dionne, A. Topham, M. Lalonde, B. Graham, B. Tetreault, D. Veale, M. Rogers, R. Ambrosini, E. Thorsen. Third Row: J. Lee, J. Deconza, H. Grogan, R. Barber, K. Frankl, E. Whalen, J. Marden, J. Wilson, N. Kane, J. Chilson, J. Fair, D. Norris, C. Wigglesworrh, A. Sheehan, R. Fitzgerald. Back Row: F. Burns, P. Parrinello, R. Green, H. Grady, J. Leavitt, A. Ellis, R. Enquist, R. Valle, R. Higgins, D. Butters, R. Rice, P. Lane, J. White. The Boys' Club, a small group, have enjoyed a well-planned year, bringing out some excellent musical talent. This group were enthusiastically received at several assemblies. The success of the group has been due to the hours of arduous work and the desire to achieve. The recording of voices, a new theory in voice instruction, produced the desire for constant improvement. A selected group was chosen by Mr. Dietz to appear in the Christmas program. The soloists were: Dianne Norris, Ruth Barber, Lois Mallar, Priscilla French, Marcia Tomp- kins, Ruth Baker, Henry Grady, Salvy Parrinello, Richard Green, Richard Enquist, Robert Valle, and Donald Butters. The accompanists were Patsy Parrinello and Miss Priscilla Huse, elementary music teacher. Front Row: S. Luyties, C. Christie, J. Urquhart, J. Johnstone. Second Row: Mr. Dietz, F. Goodall, J Green, P. Parrinello, Miss Shannon. 1- - daemgfg ommiffee 71 Enquisr, S. Parrinello, D. Butters, R. Rice, H, Grady, E. Thorsen, Higgins, A. Ellis. 'V' g V h xvl' Hlllvz G I ' U 6 QW' CAOPMJ J. white, P. Lane, ff a 1 -'fit 5 fiiwg .253 iMl,..... i ii i iJL,Ji W' 'Y wi P PAM i Music ' ' Music, I i Qi i gi O i I I I I I i ,i A i nil i- C- 1 If . if" " 1' 4, 2 1 if' 19 "J , f fp Front Row: C. Colburn, L. Feldman, J. Fair, M. Drew, A. Joyce. Second Row: S. Kent, R. Cochran, A. Furman, Cv. Talbot, S. Spooner, Mrs. Demeritt, Coach. Third Row: P. Parinello, J. Rock, D. Pacifici. umkcly gona! ii - f .gznior Wag On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 13 and 14, Natick had the opportunity of meeting the jones family, at the Coolidge junior High School, and witnessing some of the ups and downs of the jones family life, which those present seemed to enjoy to the utmost. This was made possible through the three-act play, "Melody jones," written by Nathan and Ruth Hale. Mr. and Mrs. jones CDonald Pacifici and Mary Drewj had a most winsome daughter, Melody-Joanne Fair-who tried to persuade her over-studious, rather cynical college-age brother Leon CAnatol Furmanj to be more human. When Melody's attractive 4-H instructor Kathy Richards CCarolyn Colburnj appeared on the scene, Melody had no need for further effort along that line. Melody's cousin, Elaine Walkins CLois Feldmanj herself a very personable but sophis- ticated young lady, was envious of Melody's popularity and decided to do something to 73 5.. 1 l 1 l I offset it, even to announcing at a surprise party that Melody was adopted, which Melody had never known. When Melody disappeared from home as a result of this announce- ment, Elaine's mother CSheila Spoonerj thought Elaine could do no wrongg but the high-school crowd had little use for Elaine or for Francie Wilkes fShirley Kentl the "southern belle" who helped Elaine in her plot, until Elaine publicly apologized. Then Melody returned home, to be taken to the junior Prom by Gary Boyd 1Bob Cochranl the popular athlete, while "Stretch" Appleby Cjoe Rockj escorted Elaine, and be- spectacled Kenneth Carpenter CGeofTrey Talbotj presented Melody's chum, jennifer Abbey CAnn joyceb with her first orchid. Even Leon and Kathy went to the Prom, so that the only one without a partner was Leon's college friend, Bruce Butler CPatsy Parrinelloj a notorious ladies' man. This all added up to a most enjoyable evening on both sides of the footlight. , , i . Q . 1, ' 1 . , 5. 1 7' R F ' 1 v Q r M 1 1 1. w 4 4. Y V' ff' 7 i 'IQIJ mmf.,--A --- , ii i r i if 9 'un .U x 5 a 5. O .ll ' . . 0 0' ' x' V o 0 ' 4' o Q ' I 0 f I . C lass Play Qian I 75 'IAM u il ,. ' .. 1 i Swv' , P. 1. A f Q .- . l liil' f.. I!! if ,. I 514 ' Q , . x I , I' I E 20 'e 18 1 h A -7 47 A 11,3 R m 1 i h '73 I Q . 10, ' iles? .31 1' sul? 3 ff' .FL Urn 1 ur . ii uw il hr 1 or .l I 1--. at 1 W1 1. 'ii 'f ' If- .QQ f . L . A ' ily, 3 3 ' "lf if-5535 I ..a...s..--1. 7 .Q - A Mg N sig," E Ni .QE 'f. f iii Lf i 'J 11 gf, xy ". " J.- , ., 1 1 Z .I 4- .. . 4 ' -lv as ' I I , 1 f ' -ff. -! 2 . i . 3124 I ' I . -55. 1-fel f , . Y J 1 I gf -,' . . . . 1 -. -A .M 4 .1 . ' I Y 2 A s BABY PICTURE IDENTIFICATION I. William Linane, 2. Joyce Howe, 3. Evelyn Fitzpatrick 4. Stanyan Lupien, 5. Freeman Good 6. Richard Rock, 7. Roy Carlson, 8. Beverly Ross, 9. Malry Chala, IO. Sylvia Syrbich, Il. Doris Dukes, 12. Jane 84 joan Hughes, 13. Scott I-Ieckendorn, 14. Albert Troia, 15. Colette Powers, 16. Anne Crowe, 17. Mary Drew, 18. Robert Goodall, 19. Sheila Spooner, 20. Audrey Schmidt, 21. Barbara Cella, 22. Charles Christie, 23. Frances Mannericho, 24. Madeline Garvey, 25. Theresa Burbey, 26. Phyllis Dionne, 27. Alberta Parsons, 28. Mary jane Boudreau, 29. Jean McGowan, 30. Dolores Luyties, 31. joan Huwe, 32. Cynthia Williams, 33. Ruth Barber, 34. Betty Scholl, 35. Barbara Fortini, 36. joseph Rock. 76 . 1 - --'ff-'- dir . "" Z'.jr.,r::L'." ' QSM sign? 1 VK Front Row' F Mailhoit P B rne M Shaldone E McNeil H Babcock N Hewitt C Anderson . . . Y , . , . , . , . , . 1 J. Howe, J. Harris, F. Mannericho. Second Row: Mr. Dietz, B. Fortini, M. Cashman, G. Chandler, D. Crain, M. Horan, V. Blumenthal, A. Maaisocas, J. Bisch, A. Webb. J. MacGregor, D. Ward. Third Row: R. Garvey, W. Mabee, J. Meymaris, D. Arsenault, D. Butler, C. Woods, P. French, C. Heers, R. Enquist. Fourth Row: P. Parrinello, E. Hatch, E. Meymaris. K. Jacobson, M., Legge, G. Prior, J. Parmenter. Fifth Row: R. Rice. R. Rogers, R. Maclntosh, K. Heefner, Back Row: P. Montgomery, R. Bowman. QLH The members of the band like to feel they had a part in the winning of the Class C Championship by our famous football team by playing for the games. The band also par- ticipated in the Armistice Day and Memorial Day parades. They also took an active part in the Transfer of Flags Ceremony at the theatre in May. This year We were again honored by an invitation to the annual celebration of High School Day at Boston Uni- versity. Our Oficersz President, Richard Ward, Vice President, Keith Heefnerg Secretary, Helen Babcockg and Treasurer, Q7 ix Richard Enquist. 5 77 r1 unior rom The great event of the junior year, the junior Prom, was held May 6, 1949 at the Coolidge junior High! In an attractive setting transforming the gym into a night I X FXSQX xwi iitS-get i l s1:u+tXt,,f1ew-W -4' ff' J 2 521 club we danced to the music of john Lynch and his orchestra. The colorful gowns were enthusiastically admired during the Grand March just prior to intermission. We were assisted in receiving our guests by our advisers and class officers. i 79 J -1 F 4.4. llg.. ill 3U -hu-. . '., Cl ll! , 'Q Ov 1 5 ' u A QI .ad N5 3 I 1 5 II u 1 . , .I vw. . "uf-K- cn? P .M 4, U.,-. , , ' A . ur, Y . ,L , .. afr 'A , du 1 ff , . -L . -a. . -. On.. TA.. -1. .-"' 'f".4,.L, f. ,, ffl, 'lWf -ff X' ..,.,x----w..w. 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'M Q 1 ' Y I 5598 I -sg-... Q 1 2, .A+ E ar. STE X' E 937591 Wfffw ,wx pl . 'ff 4 A5 ALL STARS L, STARS f "' M ST R Pi f aww' gP5T5f? S? ERA, XX HL sr uu. SWRS3, I f' - g-A y-r-1 S155 N 4,i Q.. .-L Aa -'- 5x ps. Q1 ' sift? . C ,. . '.--T I "r7'Ga -J., Q if im 'A C 5 'H assi.. CLASS C CHAMPIONS From Row: W. Montgomery, S. Heckendorn, j. White, F. Brenneman, R. Goodall, R. Rock, R. Cochran. Back Row: T, Piers, j. Kane, C. Sticka, J. Crisafulli. g00f6Cl,! Another champion for the "Home of Champions." For the first time in the history of the school we have had an undefeated and untied football team. This year's team won every honor possible-State Class "C" Champions, Midland League Champions, and "Champions of Washington." Our 1949 team will never be forgotten, it will always be remembered by the students and the loyal Natick supporters as the best team ever. COACHES Coaches, McManus, Slamin, Carroll :az O' yu, 4 m ,af- 41. 9' I, Y 1 45' 1 1 1 I , a 4 WV. 4 -S y 1' V is-'. ,Ll ,Q ,-, , af u. in A V., 'gn Q-' --1 v l.,' P . -0 ' 4 ,. V WLYQQJMIM4 . . ,AY bi' , wif! fn'-Kifva I, ' . X . Front Row: S. Heckendorn, J. White, F. Brenneman, C. Sticka, J. Crisafulli, J. Kane, W. Mont- gomery, T. Piers, R. Goodall, R. Rock, W. Linane, R. Cochran, R. Zanibone. Second Row: C. Tutuny, A. Troia, R. Montagna, J. Indelicato, D. Barber, H. Hedderig, J. Rock, P. Russell, J Quilty, C. Bassett, J. White, R. Taylor, C. Slamin. Third Row: D. Mathews, W. Powell, M. Carey W. Thomas, R. Higgins, R. Valle, R. Green, R. Spinazola, D. Porter, R. Woods, W. Seeley, Fi W Efthim T Curle B Hi ins D Hubbard A Nattichione F Goodall Byers. Fourth Row: . , . y, . gg , . , . , . , G. Finlay, M. Woodsum, G. Wardwell, D., Murphy, J. Sheehan, D. LaPage. Fifth Row: W. Wright, W. Higgins, T. Bache, P. Lane, W. Wilson, B. Cashman, J. Kadlik, D. Grady, R. Augustini Coaches Carroll, Slamin, Faculty Manager, Carey, Coach McManus. joofda qua This team will be used as the measuring stick of perfection for all future teams. Natick started the season with only three boys who started the previous Framingham game. However, Coach Slamin quickly and effectively built this team into a championship one. In quick succession, Clinton, Milford, Wellesley, Needham, and Marlboro were defeated by the "Champs," They continued on to defeat Maynard, Norwood, and Hudson. A perfect gridiron season was climaxed when we defeated our Turkey Day rival, Framing- ham, 39-O, for the largest score in the past half century. As a result of this superlative record the townspeople raised 35000 in only three hours' time to send the entire squad and coaches on an educational trip to Washington. For this show of enthusiasm and spirit the squad and coaches are most humble and pleased. Credit is due to all the boys on the team, especially the seniors: Ted Piers, Al Troia, Dick Rock, Joe Kane, Bob Cochran, John Crisafulli, Rolly Taylor, Wally Montgomery, Phil Russell, Joe White, Bob Goodall, Bill Linane, Fred Brennaman, Scott Heckendorn, Joe Rock, Bill Seeley, Tom Bache, Hanson Hedderig, and managers Charlie Slamin, Billy Efthim, and Don Mathews. Orchids to coaches Slamin, Carroll, and McManus for the part they had in making 1949 a memorable football season. .ilocLeg The vastly improved hockey sextet closed the 49-50 season with a respectable record of 6 wins, 1 loss, and 5 ties. Although most hockey fans did not believe Mr. Carroll could produce a winning team this season, they were surprised to see the squad edged out from capturing the Eastern Mass Crown in the Hnal playoff encounter. Co-Captains Bob Cochran and Dick Murphy 84 A -401.3-sw' W-J' ' :"3'1g,n. E f, 1 '-'f:f 'f I 3 ... r , A .v . , . 'l'o. .Yung 7' -,.ff', !. x ., -'r - 'K 4' Bef' -Jr, .3 .M-'f I, -,v , A , ,L ""'u-1.4-.4 .. .o"" I j. 1 'fffif YQ ,, ' KIO T4 fy 1.3- i' 55- 0-,5. fa- I in 1 I ' 1 ix CK 'J " f 'i If V f i I 1 Ag . f 55' :- A L TW-Z f -nf: l -1... x S4 . ,K- K '. 'sh 3 5 - i- 1' ww-agqxw Q-. 1 4 iii., ,ff r V4- Ql ' ,X .17 f ,f"v .I xv, i 'T 'T l K L1 Front Row: G. Morgan, T. Curley, R. Murphy, R. Cochran, White, R. Carlson. Second Row: D. Grifiith, R. Ames, C. Tutuny, R. Ellis, j. Quilty, P. Gassett, H. Cvrady, R. Griflith, Mr. Carroll. Back Row: P. Stone, J. Hadlick, j. Carter, G. Finly, J. White, D. Mathews, S. Parrinello. led the squad throughout the campaign, while joe White and Roy Carlson proved invincible at the defensive positions. juniors George Morgan and Tom Curley were the league's leading scorers. The entire first team was elected to the All Star Team. Bob Cochran, who did a great job as net-guardian, received the Ralph Howard, jr. trophy. Other seniors who saw action during the season were Don Mathews, Ray Ames, and Charles Slamin. Next year's team should be as good as this year's club, if not better, since there are many veterans returning. Tom Curley and Charles Tutuny were elected to serve as Co-Captains next year. oyri , This years team completed the season with a record of six wins and eight losses. The lessons learned by the more than twenty undergraduates should be very valuable in shaping next year's team. The seniors of the squad, Christie, Troia, Trask, Montgomery, Rock and Crisafulli, all played their hardest both at practice and in the games. Both Christie and Troia were admired by visiting coaches very often for their steady play. Captain Christie also proved an excellent leader throughout the entire season. -.Ns 'X-..m,s.Sx'NA l'i !, 'WG 5 ff, vu 1 'Q X al' D Q, x f . V if 5 i .5 ' , . J V E X Q Tl sflflr i , ak Q. .T HCR 1 +29 ,Sis ji .lf "X f " . . wer. it imc" -4, Wm' W'C'f ' 'X '30 cu 7 33 26 i iflfz: N ,M 3 f X 1 ' QWC4- 11"T'c4' 'mc' snug- Tl Q 1 We 4- N 0 1 f QR 1 'E nik ll Front Row: J. Crisafulli, C. Sticka, j. Rock, C. Christie, R. Trask, R. Montagna, A. Troia, Mr. F. Carey. Second Row: P. Parrinello, r. Cicarelli, D. Butters, D. Hubbard, J. Roberts, R. Valle, B. Higgins, R. Zanibone, E. LaLonde. Back Row: M. Gianetti, A. Zaltas, C. Colburn, D. Barber, R. Strange, G. Genova, R. Porter, R. Bartone, R. Leeks. The sophomores and juniors gave a good account of themselves on all occasions. In the final game of the year against Framingham four juniors were pressed into service due to injuries to Captain Christie and Trask. Michael Gianetti and Richard Zanibone were elected co-captains for next year and Coach Francis Carey is looking forward to producing a championship team. 30,6 The Natick High School Track Squad, led by Captain Ted Piers, completed a most successful winter season. In addition to winning a dual meet with Norwood the squad participated at the Boston Garden in the Northeastern University Track Games, the Greater Boston Meet, and the State Meet. In the latter they missed winning the state class championship by five points, placing second among 22 schools. Medals were won 88 PT3' l N i N ' l 1 ., i ST W-+I I fu gf 5 x If g g N . N 1 N f N , . , . 1 f f ' I i I N fi l Fa' l " , g 'lflf ,Bmw-,JY y if lf ' l I ' N I N ' i N i . Front Row: F. Scagnelli, R. Ames, R. Higgins, J. Indelicato, W. Linane, R. Rock, J. Crisafulli, M. Carroll, D. Murphy. Second Row: F. Good, R. Belisle, G. Howard, H. Hedderig, G. Read, T. Piers. I. Enstrom, H. Grady, W. Higgins, J. White, Mr. Carey. Third Row: L. Finch, J. Murphy, D. Marvin, R. Mahoney, B. Marshall, A. Lane, J. Leavitt, P. Montgomery. by Captain Piers in the 300 yard run, Mitchell Carroll winner of the 600 yard run, Don Marcone Cwho set a new recordj and Henry Grady in the 1000 yard run, Ray Ames in the mile, George Howard and Hanson Hedderig, who won the 45 yard high hurdles, and Curtis Read in the high jump. In the G.B.I. Meet John Indelicato was a medalist in the 500 yard run, and Ivan Enstrom set a new record in the mile run. The championship relay team of Captain Piers, John Crisafulli, Mitchell Carroll, and john Indelicato were also medal winners in the New England Invitational Relays. Fran Scagnelli was the manager of the squad. 7' af X Back Rovs G Finlay R Valle, J. Leavitt, G. Morgan, W. Montgomery, R. Vangel. Second Row: P Dovnst R Greene R Ellis, H. Grady, C. Sticka. J. Indelicato, P. Hunter, J. White, Mr. Marso. Front Rovs R Flynn R Dowd, R. Spinazola, P. Lane, A. Troia, M. Gianetti, T. Curley, D. Butters. Eaiedaf At this writing the l950 edition of the Natick High School baseball team has played only two of the fourteen games scheduled in the fast Bay State League. In the two games Natick has defeated both Dedham and Norwood handily, and indications point to a fairly successful season. This team is heavily laden with juniors, posting juniors in every position save pitcher where two seniors, Wallace Montgomery and Albert Troia hold forth. ln defeating Dedham 12-1 the team showed plenty of power with the stick, which might bear fruit in contests to follow. On the mound, Wallace Montgomery, Albert Troia, john Leavitt and Ralph Vangel should carry the burden, supported by Don Butters as catcher, Henry Grady as First Baseman, Duke Curley as Second Baseman, George Finlay taking care of the shortfield, and Charles Sticka guardian of the "hot" corner. In the outfield .lunie Gianetti in left, Johnnie Indelicato in center and George Morgan in right completes the first team at present. Pressing the regulars for jobs are Ronnie Ellis, a very impressive looking sophomore, Ronnie Flynn, Ronald Spinazola, Danny Bartone, Robert Vallee, Peter Lane, Ray Dowd and Dick Trask. Time alone will reveal just how good this team will be. This years Captain is Albert Troia who is serving his second successive year in that capacity, ably assisted by Payson Dowst, senior manager, who has been of great value in taking care of the number- less small tasks that are a mLlSf. Wallace Montgomery 90 Albert Troia a , f : ' 4 I E 4 1 1 .7, l 1 y I Q4 x, 3 A ff., 4-A ' if N-.-., 1 ni Z wi: ' 1 tic C ,, A 2 if f' r, vi . M 1 A 1, Q1 fe ' W- A, ,Lg , ,. !-nl ' , QA . I , M Q' E5 1 lv! if 4 , J? c V Q 1 ' '51 X w 45, J ' ,s LY' if Front Row: C. Williams, L. Feldman, 1. Lee, M. Drew, M. Pacifici. Back Row: H. Grogan, 1. Christie, L. Blandin, N. Kane, J. Hughes. UQQFLUCIQP5 The cheerleaders feel they had a part in the winning of the Class C Championship by our football squad, for without their support and encouragement the team might not have fought so hard for victory. Under the capable leadership of june Lee the girls made a creditable showing at all the games. Their performance at the Thanksgiving Game was particularly spectacular. ON THE WARPATH THANKSGIVING DAY u.4q ll ' Q,...ff . - v Q- I . . la" v . ' . . +I ...rc . l.i,1 5, '-3, -41.'.h...-- v...- .,..- -..-1 1- '1.L-- Q rv- " .,"' .rfb Q .Jwv , -" X Sf'--W"'j.,-f ' ' ,45M,,. may .1-apr 5 1 1 ,B ' F3 .,- i 1 ' x my .. 1 fbi If ' I 1, E v :Q L - 1 ,aa ' ,s f 1- Y fl Y I ' X' J ,V Lff U . s 5' i ? L fl 'ff ,,,4"' w ' "',4 - G V HL' I Lakai. 'WU gf 'n wfliiz v--we-i M -'1-'www' eu it l 4' 'li' S7 .: 0 1' aff- 'FH V ! . J -' Front Row: E. Whiteford, D. Hanna, H. Alcock, M. Pacilici, -I. Thibeault, J. Goss, M. Garvey, P. Ross. Second Row: B. Finlay, j. White, P. French, E. Lynch, E. Erskine, E. Givone, L. Shaldone, C. Eldridge, A. Joyce, C. Kent, Miss Tillson. Back Row: M. Leavitt, P. Drew, C. Macomber, F. Wright, D. Hayes, M. Chandler, E. Fessenden, G. Branagan, B. Garvey. gm Ariat... Basketball season opened with a bang. Practice sessions were held on Monday, Tues- day, and Wednesday of each week, and all games were played on Thursday and Friday with many candidates from all classes reporting. The season was pretty good for most of the teams with the seniors tieing their last game at Norwood and losing to Wellesley and Needham. The juniors did a little better than the seniors, losing one and winning two. The sopohomores were about the same as we seniors, but we feel sure that they will have one of the best teams next year. Players on the teams were as follows: SENIORS Marilyn Pacific, Co-Captain Lois Capen jackie Thibault, Co-Captain Ann Joyce jean Goss Diane Hanna Helen Alcock Maddy Garvey JUNIORS L. Shaldone E. Givone l.. Whiteford, Captain C. Eldridge B. Finley P. French SOPHOMORES G. Branagan E. Lynch F. Wright, Captain B. Garvey M. Chandler White C. Drew M. Leavitt E. Fessenden D. Hayes M. L. Rogers Q, -4 l x fi 4-Z . . 4 1 lk . ,ac a- From Row: M. Pacific, H. Alcock, J. Thibeault, J. Goss, D. Hanna, M. Garvey. Second Row: Miss Tillson, C. Kent, E. Givone, E. Erskine, L. Shaldone, E. Whiteford, C. Eldridge, S. Rafuse. Back Row: P. Ross, M. Leavitt, L. Graham, F. Wright, M. Horne, J. White, G. Branagan, M. Rogers, B. Garvey. ir gl jiefcl .i1locLeg The girls' field hockey team had a very lively season. When Miss Tillson called hockey practice, in spite of the record-breaking hot weather, a very enthusiastic group of seniors, juniors, and sophomores turned out to participate in the game. The following were elected to the team: J. Thiebault, l.w.g E. Whiteford, l.i.g M. Leavitt, c.f.g D. Hanna, r.r.g M. Pacifici, r.ww.g M. Rogers, l.h.g H. Alcock, c.h.g E. Givone, r.h.g J. Goss, l.b.g M. Garvey, r.b.g and C. Eldridge, g. The,girls elected spirited jackie Thibeault as their captain and Claire Eldridge as manager. Claire also played a remarkable game as goalie throughout the season. Although the team's record shows only two victories, it cannot possibly show the great spirit with which the girls played. Captain Thibeault offered a chocolate frappe as a reward for every goal scored at Concord. Unfortunately no one collected the frappe, but the team went on to win the next two games by scores of 1 to O and 4 to 1. 95 Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick WINS Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick Natick an QCD? if FOOTBALL I-i , , 5-l Zi 19-19 Clinton . . Milford .... Wellesley . . . .... . 33 Needham ... ,. . . . . . . 13 Marlboro . . . . . . . 25 Maynard . .. 3-I Norwood.... ......26 I-ludson..... ...... 39 Framingham ... .. - 9 LOSSES - 0 TIES - BASKETBALL 1949-1950 56 42 36 52 -1 32 35 33 43 45 46 53 Natick ...... 35 Natick ...... 39 Natick 29 WINS - 6 Norwood . . . . . Milton . . . . Dedham . . . . . Walpole . . . . . Needham . . . . . Framingham ...... Wellesley . . . . . Dedham ........ Milton ......... Norwood Co'timeJ Walpole ........ Needham . . . . . Wellesley . . . . . Framingham ..... LOSSES - 8 49 55 37 34 58 23 41 37 50 47 38 52 49 28 Ni1tick..,.., Q Natick 0 Natick 7 Natick 1,3 Natick 7 Natick 6 Natick 0 6 Natick 0 Natick O Natick WINS 96 1 HOCKEY I-Iudson . Lexington Malden . Brookline Wakefield Dedham Somerville PLAYOFFS Brookline Wakefield Dedham LOSSES - l . . . . . . - . . . . . - 0 - . . . . TIES - BASEBALL - SCHEDULE 1950 Tuesday, April 11 - Natick at Dedham Friday, April I4 - Natick at Milton Tuesday, April 25 - Natick at Norwood Friday, April 28 - Natick at 'Walpole Tuesday, May 2 - Natick at Needham Friday, May 5 - Wellesley at Natick Tuesday, May 9 - Framingham at Natick Tuesday, May 12 - Dedham at Natick Tuesday, May 16 - Milton at Natick Friday, May 19 - Norwood at Natick Tuesday, May 23 - Walpole at Natick Friday, May 26 - Needham at Natick Monday, May 29 - Natick at Wellesley Friday, june 2 - Natick at Framingham Captain - Albert Troia All games will start at 3 P.M, 's. K 4 0' 0 4.N'5 V b e!f',f-I , .- 6' Uaw' 'V I f- wq r. Yqf, of L A 45 1 fr Oo I O U it 'af H P g,, 1 "3 -I L. I' K Y 4 ff 1 s 5 Y v 1 Q 3 I ' . y, . 1 4.6


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