Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1950
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dedication . .
Faculty .... .
Address of Welcome . .
History . . . .
Will . .
Prophecy . .
Class Song . . .
Governing Groups . .
Honor Society . .
Farewell Address .
Seniors . . . .
Activities . .
Athletics . .
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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
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
We wish him many happy years in his retirement.
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ALFRED A. MAEFEO
ROBERT O. ANDREWS
FRANCIS W. CRONAN
WILLIAM M. CAREY
HELEN E. CONNOLLY
RALPH J. MARTIN
ROBERT J. CARROLL RUTH W. CHELLIS
Physical Education Commercial
HELEN E. DEMERITT ROGER DIETZ
Latin, French Music
MARIE P. DONAHOE CLAYTON E. GARDNER ELLEN M. GRIMES FRANCES M. HAYES
Eng1i5h Mathematics Commercial Commerfla
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CHARLES T. MARSO
CHARLES E. MCMANUS
HENRY J. PLAUSSE
History Audio-Visual Aids
DYKE L. QUACKENBUSH
GERALD J. SLAMIN ENA M. TILLSON
History Physical Education
EDITH M. NUTT MARGARET A. O'CONNELL
Mathematics Household Economics
MARGARITE L. RAFFERTY EMILY L. SHANNON
EDWARD N. WHITE
DAISY V. WILDBUR NICHOLAS XANTHAKY KATHLEEN W. YOUNG JENNIE N. MANN
Commercial Commercial French, Spanish Secretary
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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"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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
To Mr. McManus we leave a fool-proof vault in
which he may keep his athletic equipment and his
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-
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
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
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
We, James Belmore and Bunny Mason leave our
loving ways to Thomas CSpitJ Evans and a certain
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.
KATHLEEN W. YOUNG
EMILY L. SHANNON
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:
"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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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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-
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!
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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.
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.
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Row: R. Baker, Mr. Carey, D. Paciiici, F. Brenneman, J. Green, F. Scagnelli, D. Hanna.
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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.
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
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.
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-
Each year new oflicers are elected and this year Charles Christie
was elected president of the Student Council and Audrey Schmidt,
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Standing: W. Efthim, A. Schmidt, F. Scagnelli. Seated: M. Pacifici, '
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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
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
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!
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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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
Helen is one of our athletic girls, always ready and willing to give of her time
Girls' Athletics 2,3,4.
"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,
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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-
Yearbook Typing Committee 4.
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.
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.
"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.
Jimmy can always be counted on to be "the life of the party." He is a member of
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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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
Hockey 25, i.
"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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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. '
Charlie will never suffer from over-work, but his love of a joke and happy disposition
have enlivened many a class room.
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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
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-
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.
"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.
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.
Roger is a quiet lad with a keen sense of humor. He has been a hard-working student
and a loyal friend.
"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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 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 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
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.
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
Junior Prom Decorating Committee Bg Stage Manager for Senior Play 4.
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.
"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.
"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-
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
sparkling eyes and friendly smile have won a place for her in our hearts.
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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 is another member of our class who hails from South Natick Her friendl'
and sense of humor have w h
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 '
ance J: Usher at Senior Play 4g Art Committee for
"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 is seldom seen and never heard, but she has made friends at Natick Hi h.
She is interested in singing and d
may ecide to further this as her future vocation.
Good luck, Joyce.
Glee Club 74' Junior P
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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 '
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
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-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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"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.
"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.
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.
"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-
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:
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rt ear oo Committee 4, Usher 1949 Class Day Exercise 3, Decoration Committee
junior Prom 33 Honor Society 4.
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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
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-
"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 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
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
"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.
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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
Properties Senior Play 45 Usher at Thanksgiving Day Game 4.
"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
Program Committee for Senior Play 4g Majorette 2,3,4.
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.
"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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is the most talented member of our class A handy man at the ke board he lso
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has a strange knack of securing "A's" in his studies. Patsy plans to enter college and
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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 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.
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.
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.
"Ted" is an amiable fellow with a contagious smile. Not over fond of work he
struggles along hoping for the best.
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
Girls' Athletics 2,3g Glee Club 2.
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.
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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
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.
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
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ler 45 Honorable Mention All-American Schoolboy Football Team 45 On-to-Wash-
ington Committee 4.
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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,
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 has found time to do well in school and to dispense tempting sweets in a
Wellesley bakery where she has made many friends.
Althou h jerry seems very quiet in school, those who know him well tell you that
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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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
"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
Usher at Framingham-Natick Game 4.
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
"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 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.
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RUTH ENO 1951-1949
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.
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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-
selves in their desire to make us all appreciate music at its best.
Eudora Hatch, a junior, has been the accompanist for the club.
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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.
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.
Enquisr, S. Parrinello, D. Butters, R. Rice, H, Grady, E. Thorsen,
Higgins, A. Ellis.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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-
Our Oficersz President, Richard Ward, Vice President,
Keith Heefnerg Secretary, Helen Babcockg and Treasurer,
Q7 ix Richard Enquist.
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
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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.
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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.
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, McManus, Slamin, Carroll
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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
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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.
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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Front Row: C. Williams, L. Feldman, 1. Lee, M. Drew, M. Pacifici. Back Row: H. Grogan,
1. Christie, L. Blandin, N. Kane, J. Hughes.
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
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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.
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:
Marilyn Pacific, Co-Captain Lois Capen
jackie Thibault, Co-Captain Ann Joyce
jean Goss Diane Hanna
Helen Alcock Maddy Garvey
L. Shaldone E. Givone
l.. Whiteford, Captain C. Eldridge
B. Finley P. French
G. Branagan E. Lynch
F. Wright, Captain B. Garvey
M. Chandler White
C. Drew M. Leavitt
E. Fessenden D. Hayes M. L. Rogers
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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,
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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.
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- 9 LOSSES - 0 TIES -
Natick ...... 35
Natick ...... 39
WINS - 6
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Walpole . . . . .
Needham . . . . .
Wellesley . . . . .
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Wellesley . . . . .
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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,
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