Newburyport High School - Enaitchess Yearbook (Newburyport, MA)
- Class of 1942
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College of Liberal Arts
Offers for young men a broad program of college
subjects sewing as a foundation for the under-
standing of modern culture, social relations, and
technical achievement. Students may concentrate
in any of the following fields: Biology, Chemistry,
Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics,
Physics, and English tincluding an option in
Iournalisml. Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-
Legal courses are offered. Varied opportunities
available for vocational specialization. Degree:
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. .
College of Engineering
Offers for young men curricula in Civil, Mechan-
ical Cwith Air-Conditioning, and Aeronautical op-
tionsl, Electrical, Chemical, and Industrial
Engineering. Classroom study is supplemented by
experiment and research in well-equipped labora-
tories. Degree: Bachelor of Science in the pro-
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College of Business Administration
Offers for young men six curricula: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing
and Advertising, journalism, Public Administration, and Industrial Administration.
Each curriculum provides a sound training in the fundamentals of business prac-
. tice and culminates in special courses devoted to the various profesional tields.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
School of Law .
Offers three-year day and four-year evening under-
graduate programs leading to the degree of
Bachelor of Laws. A minimum of one-half of the
work accepted for a bachelor's degree in an ap-
proved college or its full equivalent required for
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The School also offers a two-year evening program
open to graduates of approved law schools and
leading to the degree of Master of Laws. Under-
graduate and graduate programs admit men and
School of Business
Offers curricula through evening classes in Ac-
counting, Industrial Management, Distributive
Management, and Engineering and Business, lead-
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C. P. A. Examinations. A special four-year curri-
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to the Bachelor of Commercial Science degree with
appropriate specitication is also offered. Shorter
programs may be arranged. Co-educational.
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affording concentration in Economics, English, History and Government or Social
Science. A special program preparing for admission to the School of Law is also
available. The program is equivalent in hours to one-half the requirement for the
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this plan they gain valuable experience and earn a large part of their college expenses.
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he High choo Record
PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENT BODY OF THE NEWBURYPORT HIGH SCHOOL
NEWBURYPORT, MASS. APRIL NINETEEN FORTY-TWO Qgggg.
RECORDSTAFF . 4
DEDICATION . 5
OUR HONOR ROLL 6
CLIPPER CLIPPINGS . 8
MAIL BAG .... .... 1 O
LIFE ON A BATTLEWAGON Irving Dickie '42 15
OUR GOAL .... Mary Mantarian '42 16
THE LEAP ...... Harry Miller 45 16
LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT
OF HAPPINESS .... Harriet Coleman '45 16
THE CROTCHETY OLD .APPLE TREES . . '43 17
MY FIRST SWEATER .... Virginia jacob '43 17
COPPERHEAD .... . .Alexander Perkins 43 18
TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING . . Jennie Ponas 43 19
FRIENDS .... . Francis Bresnahan '43 19
SPECIAL DELIVERY . . . .Agnes Benedict '42 19
LOST, STRAYED, OR STOLEN . . . Jean Magowan '42 20
HONORIJSTFORSECONIJQUARTER ..... 21
BASKETBALI ...... Z2
BOOK'TALK . 26
MOUNT'RURAL . Z7
BONERS. . . 39
THE SENIOR SIREN . 42
EXCHANGE . .
Editor-in-Chief-GEORGIA KAFALAS '42
DOROTHEA CONDON '42 NANCY CAREY '43 JAMES GRAHAM '43
JEAN PLOUFF '42 LORRAINE COFFEY '43 MILTON LEAVITT '43
C hief-GEORGE CAS'HMAN '42
CHARLES CROWLEY '42 ARTHUR HEWETT '43
DANIEL DeWITT '43 BERNARD MEADER '43
LOUISE CHAMPOUX '42
EDITH DOW '42
ROSE CROWLEY '43
VIRGINIA JACOB '43
ALVIN KESSLER '43
FRANCIS BRESNAHAN '43
WILLIAM LEMNIOS '43
JUNE QMURPHY '43
SUSAN PAGE '43
SOUREN SOORSOORIAN '43
ELIZABETH COOK '44
IRVING COOK '44
C hief-B ETTY PERKINS '4 2
VIRGINIA BLAKE '42
MARGARET CAMPBELL '42
KATHLEEN HARRIS '42
JEAN MAGOWAN '42
ANGE MARCELLOS '42
PAULA STEWARD '42
ALVIN KESSLER '43
ARLENE CHAMPOUX '44
DONALD LEAVER '44
ELEANOR COX '44
BRENDA DYER '44
PRISCILLA PEIRCE '44
CAROL FURLONG '45
JAMES ZAFRIS '45
EDITH PACKER '42
MARY PAGE '42
BERTHA REED '42
DORIS RUSSELL '42
HELEN WRIGHT '42
CAROLINE QUILL '44
HARRIET COLEMAN '45
HARRY MILLER '45
ISABELLE SAYWARD '45
To the memory of Richard Patterson, a
member of the Class of 1939, who gave his
life at Pearl Harbor, this issue of the Record
is respectfully dedicated. Richard attended
our school for two years. He enlisted in
the navy in 1940 and was serving on the
U. S. S. Arizona at the time of the japanese
attack. The students of Newburyport High
School will ever honor his memory.
NEWBURYPORT HIGH RECORD
OUR HONOR ROLL
Almost every day sees another boy who has attended N. H. S. become a member of our nation s armed
services. The members of the Record Board, in presenting the following names, realize the list must be far
from complete. They will welcome any additions which may be brought to their attention, and will include
them in succeeding issues of the Record.
MEN IN SERVICE WHO ATTENDED N. H. S.
Abbot, Forrest Wilbur
Adams, Roland C.
Angelo, Andrew Vincent
Bell, William C.
Brown, Allen Hunt
Brown, Elmer Howard
Brown, Henry Jr.
Carter, Henry Chester
Chisholm, Daniel C.
Colby, William H.
Collins, Daniel J.
Condon, Freeman J.
Cortes, Chris John
Costello, Charles Francis
Cronin, William J.
Currier, Joseph G.
Darling, Charles E.
Dickie, William Robert
Donoghue, John W.
Eaton, George K.
F ellman, Malcolm
F ellman, Sumner
F o gg, Philip
Garrett, Donald F.
Giles, James E. Jr.
Jones, Robert M.
Kelleher, Hugh R.
Kelleher, John J.
Kelley, John E.
Kelley, John F.
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Knight, Alfred C.
Knight, Donald ,
Knight, Edmund C.
Knight, Oscar C. Jr.
Knowles, Samuel F.
Leary, Dennis L.
Leonard, James R.
Liberatore, John C.
Little, Irving C.
Lucy, Cornelius F.
Marshall, Dudley H.
Murphy, William E.
Nealand, Lloyd G.
N ichipor, John
Norton, Harry B.
Norton, Howard H.
Nutting, Ernest D.
Packer, Howard Holden
Rowe, Merrill True
Russell, Burton B. Jr.
Ryan, James J. Jr.
Sewacki, Stanley Vincent
Sielicki, Leo R.
Stanton, Joseph R.
Sullivan, Cornelius J.
Sullivan, Francis Jeremiah
Thurlo, George Albert
Tobias, Edwin R.
Walton, Curtis R.
Whitten, Charles Henry
York, Arthur A.
Smolski, Stephen 'Killed at Pearl Harbor
NURSES IN WAR SERVICE
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N. H. S. AND THE WAR
For the past four months our country has been at
war. The students of N. H. S., both past and
present, have made a commendable effort to do their
part for ultimate victory. There are approximately
two hundred former students now serving in America's
armed forces. N. H. S. is proud of them.
We hope N. H. S. is also proud of the part being
played by the students of today. Their part has
thus far consisted of the sale of defense bonds and
stamps in school, the organization of service knitters
and of a model airplane club, the collection and sale
of old newspapers and magazines, and the enlistment
of five senior boys in the U. S. Navy.
Although these accomplishments are not spectacu-
lar, they reflect at least an effort to do our part for
Uncle Sam. They express our determination to
answer the call of duty. When and if that call is
made, we hope our answer will be one of which we
will ever have occasion to be proud.
THE BENEFITS OF TRAVEL
I think that most of the world's troubles would be
ended if more people would travel, and they would
if travel were made more accessible to the people. In
America we are told that Germans are barbarians,
Italians are cowards, and Spaniards are ignorant.
Over there they think we are a nation of playboys and
the English are money-grabbers. Now if more
Americans visited Europe and leamed to know the
people over there, they would realize that Germans
are not ferocious, but rather a peaceful people who
have produced great works of music, literature, and
art, and have done much in the field of science. They
would soon realize that the Italians, the least warlike
of people, are simple, kind, and courageous when they
believe' that they are right. They would learn that
Spaniards, on the whole, are an intelligent, freedom
loving race and far from ignorant.
On the other hand, a German, Italian, or Spaniard
visiting America and England would find that the
common Englishman is not a money-grabber but an
open minded person standing for what he believes
is right. He would find that Americans are a wise-
cracking, sport minded, tolerant, and brave people,
who hold no grudge against the ordinary European.
People of one nation who have become acquainted
with another country are not so likely to believe the
warlike accusations of their leaders. The scenery
of a country is also a heart warming feature. Foreign-
ers visiting Switzerland love that little country not
solely because of her inhabitants but also because of
her beautiful lakes and mountains. They can under-
stand why the Swiss are so patriotic. Americans and
English visiting Germanyls cities, forests, lakes, and
peaks can say with the Germans, "Lieb Vaterlandf'
Germans traveling through the peaceful country towns
of Britain or watching the heavily laden fishing boats
dock cannot believe Der Fuhrer when he condemns
England. When they ride in taxis through New
York, Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles, or climb
the peaks of the Rockies, they can realize why
Americans will not give them up, and why America
will always remain America.
Francis Bresnalzan '43
BETTER N EIGHBORS
La Conga is sweeping the country like wildfire.
Look in any number of "Home" magazines and you
will find many of the more attractive rooms decorated
in the Latin manner. Not a few novelty shops have
gone all out South American. You know this, but
did you ever reason why? Our govemment is en-
dorsing a policy of hemisphere solidarity. It would
like to see all the governments of North, Central,
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and South America good neighbors. With this view
in mind, well known movie actors were recently sent
to South America as ambassadors of good will.
Through the Pan-American sections of our news-
papers and magazines many of us have acquired a
better understanding of our neighbors to the south.
We all agree that this could still be improved. What
better way than the study of the language of our
neighbors, their closest possession?
In order to have a class in Spanish here in this
high school, only twenty parents would have to sign
a petition, and twenty pupils agree to take the course.
From the comments heard, it would seem there are a
few times twenty pupils waiting for the opportunity
to take Spanish.
LONGER LUNCH PERIOD
For some time the question of a longer lunch
period has been debated in N. H. S. The reason for
this discussion is obvious. The confusion in the
cafeteria exists mainly because the students have
not the time to take their time. When the lunch
bell rings, pupils scatter, most of them scooting down
to the cafeteria, but many of the girls going to the
girls' room. Once in the cafeteria, lunching becomes
a rush of grabbing, gulping, and galloping-mustn't
be late for class, you know. There is seldom time to
exchange more than a brief hello at the table, never
time really to talk with friends.
The addition of ten minutes to each of our present
twenty-minute periods would remedy this state of
affairs. This ten minutes would allow the feminine
element of the student body time to wash their hands
and repair damaged make-up, and also still have
sufficient time to eat enough food and to do this
while exhibiting decent manners. The boys, too,
might use this ten minutes to good avail in working
off outside the cafeteria some of the exuberance that
causes so much of the commotion inside the cafeteria.
Last year a plan was instituted whereby the periods
were lengthened, a plan meeting the approval of
everyone, but one which was dropped after a week's
trial for no apparent reason. At home we are not
expected to prepare for lunch, swallow it, and be
somewhere in twenty minutes. Why are we ex-
pected to do so at school?
THE DEFENSE SCHOOL
To the Senior boys who have completed the machine
shop course and to those for whom it is just beginning
the future holds promise. A trade, a lucrative position,
and security are the evident gains, aside from the fact
that they are aiding our national defense effort.
Far-sighted individuals can realize that this de-
fense school should not be permitted to close down
entirely at the end of the conflict, it should be con-
verted, to provide shop training as part of the
Educators are aware that most students conclude
their formal education with high school graduation.
Our present curriculum, while it does prepare students
for college, does not help sufficiently those who will
not seek higher education. Evidently some measure
for preparing this majority for the requirements of
the working world is necessary. Shop training is
Of course, the school authorities, and not the gov-
ernment, would have to own the machines, as is the
present case. While the cost of establishing such
machine training in N. H. S. would undoubtedly
entail extended expense, the benefits resulting would
easily counterbalance the incidental cost.
GIFT OF CLASS OF 1925
Th M. I. T. trophy, recently acquired by the
basketball team as a result of winning the State
Class B Championship, is not the only point of
interest in the alcove. Many pupils are lured to this
spot by the new trophy case, a walnut cabinet with
glass doors. Even before the M. I. T. plaque was
obtained, the new case attracted the attention and
admiration of nearly every one who came into the
The increase in the number of trophies, which our
football, baseball, and basketball heroes have won
during the past few years, necessitated the purchase
of the new cabinet to replace the old one, the gift of
the Class of 1911 many years ago. There are in the
cabinet at present about twenty trophies, including
two which were won in 1897, also six footballs, a
basketball, and a baseball, souvenirs of victorious
The new cabinet was purchased last February with
money from the fund left to the school by the Class
With the introduction of senior girl ushers, the
traffic problem at N. H. S. has been solved. The
interchanging of up and down stairways has also
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been an asset in speeding up traffic. The rotary
system now enables pupils to reach classes which are
in the same wing of the building, but on different
floors, without traveling the whole length of the
building. The usher system, started as an experi-
ment, has proved effective in that corridors between
classes are now more orderly. The cooperation on
the part of teachers, pupils, and ushers has been
found commendablel Ushers perhaps might well
adopt the slogan of defense workers, "Keep 'em
CURE FOR AN AILING WORLD
The best thing that I can think of to prescribe for
an ailing world is religion on rising and retiring,
thankfulness pills before meals, and kindness used
throughout the day as needed.
Carol Furlong '45
Many people of Newburyport will remember the
father and mother of Richard Patterson, to whose
memory this issue is dedicated. His mother is Pauline
Colby of the Class of 1911, and his father taught in
our high school during 1920-1921 . They are now
living in Berlin, Connecticut.
The pictures used in this issue, with the exception
of the one of Mr. Nock and Mr. Noyes in the '24
Assembly which was the work of Hugh Allen '42, were
taken by Kay Baur '4O.
We know you will like the conclusion of our mystery
story, the first installment of which was published in
our December issue. Considerable interest resulted
in the submitting of nine entries, every one of which
successfully extricated jack Frosh, -but the prize goes
to jean Magowan '42.
We take pleasure in presenting to our readers the
work of a new member of our staff, Record cartoonist,
Paul Ryan '43.
THE RECORD MAIL BAG
CONVICTIONS OF A DEFENSE SHOP
To the Editor:
The starting of a machine shop in the Newbury-
port High School was one of the smartest things
done in recent years. This shop should have been
started years ago instead of waiting for a national
emergency. Even when we were not at war the
machine shop would help boys to become semi-skilled
in the trade of a machinist. Many boys waste their
time taking college and commercial courses because
most of them do not go on to school afterwards.
These same boys who are interested in machines do
little studying of academic subjects, which do not
interest them. After the war is over, I believe the
school board should devise some method for making
possible a regular machine shop course in Newbury-
port High School.
Very truly yours,
John Rolfe '42
HOW MANY AGREE?
To the Editor of the Record:
At sometime during his high school career, nearly
everyone from the lowly freshman to the high and
mighty senior has had the misfortune to be given
the music room for a study hall. Perhaps you wonder
why it is such a misfortune. In the first place, it
makes you feel as though you were buried alive, for
all you can see when you gaze out the window is a
cement wall with a few weeds growing over the top,
towering six feet above your head. Of course, if
you are an optimist you can get some consolation
from the fact that it would make a good air raid
shelter. This thought doesn't last long, however,
because when you start to do your homework and
ask for paper, you find there is no paper. You are
told that you should have brought some paper from
your home room. You start to explain that this is
your home room, but give up, knowing that it is
useless to argue. On the way back to your seat you
decide to look at the menu and choose your lunch.
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Alas, you find that there is no bulletin board and
that the menu is lost. As the period wears on, the
general gloom heightens and you wonder what time
it is. You are kept from indulging in your frequent
pastime of looking at the clock because there is no
clock. You try to make the watches of your friends
serve instead, but when you are caught packing your
books five minutes early you realize that the watches
are a very unsatisfactory substitute for an office clock.
Then at last the bell rings, and you are a part of the
grand rush for the door, making a futile attempt to
reach the third fioor before the bell rings.
This picture of the music room during a study
period is really not exaggerated at all. In fact, the
juniors who have it for a homeroom suffer even worse
inconveniences. If this room must be used next year,
we music room inhabitants feel that we deserve at
least a clock and if not a blackboard, a bulletin
board to help bring this room up to the standards of
the other classrooms.
Very truly yours,
Nancy Weare '43
KEEP 'EM FLYIN'
To the Editor:
Although many of us are building model planes
for the govemment during war time, we have no
established club. There should be a model airplane
club for those who really would appreciate it. Such a
group would be of much help to the United States.
The club could build models to train spotters. The
club would also prepare boys for further work in
airplane factories and help in the study of aviation.
The club members could practice spotting airplanes
with pictures and models.
There is plenty of opportunity for a very good
club in school. The gym could be obtained for in-
door flying and contests. The stadium could be
used for outdoor contests and fiying. Both places
could have the audience cut off from the contestants
in order to protect the contestants' models.
The club would not need to lay all stress on
model-making, there could be talks on air currents,
thermals, airfoil, and many other important elements
of aeronautics. There could also be exhibitions of
solid models. Building models for the government,
however, would be the most important club Work.
Model-makers would not only build their models
but they could also test them in wind tunnels.
Modelers not interested in making models could take
pictures of anything to do with aviation and mount
the pictures for practice in spotting planes. Others
could study the reaction of different forces of air on
models, propellers, and wings. These people could
give talks on their work.
The fact should be stressed that no one could join
just for fun. All members would be requested to have
some activity in aviation.
David Simms '44
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
To the Editor:
Several days ago I visited the Anna Jaques and
the Worcester Memorial Hospitals to interview the
head nurses on the subject of how well prepared our
hospitals are for air-raid. I think every member
of N. H. S. may be interested in the following facts:
All nurses carry blue iiashlights, and all unnecessary
lights are put out, except in the delivery and the
operating rooms. The skylights are protected in
two ways, flj by steel sheets on the outside, and
CZJ by mesh wire on the inside. There are sand and
axes on all of the top floors at convenient places.
The Anna Jaques Hospital is ready for a 30W
increase. Its T-B hospital has many beds to be used
if necessary. The Worcester Memorial Hospital has
all its windows protected by sisalcraft, a board that
is water-proof and glass proof.
I was told that all the victims will be taken into the
nearest house, where they will be examined. The
slightly injured will be given first aid right there
while the more seriously injured will be taken to a
hospital. In front of the hospital will be a woman
with a white band on her arm, who will direct
the ambulance to the front door, from there the
men will be taken to one room, the women to another,
and the children to a third. The patient will be
seen by a doctor, who will determine the extent and
nature of the injuries. The bumed patients will go
to the Worcester Memorial Hospital, the others, to
the Anna Jaques.
The personnel of the hospital and the medical units
will report to their posts, ready for duty when the
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air-raid signal sounds, as Dr. Snow, who is the head
of all of the staff, has ordered. Our hospitals have
been prepared for air-raids since Dec. 7, 1941, when
we heard that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.
Very truly yours,
Richard Foley '44
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
To the Editor of the Record:
Well, another football season has ended. You
remember we had our own band to lead us, the
baton corps, at the games last fall. It certainly
Now the talk is on new majorette uniforms for
next fall. As you know, the football team, cheer-
leaders, and band have theirs bought for them, while
the baton corps must buy their own. We are planning
to have a woman make our uniforms, they will cost
us five to ten dollars. I think this is a considerable
amount to expect us to pay, don't you?
We wouldn't mind this so much if we got a little
credit for the work we do. When it is good weather,
we practice two afternoons a week marching on the
field. Yes, I know we are mentioned in the paper,
but most of the write-ups seem to be praising the band
or the cheerleaders. They seldom give us any credit.
Other schools do!
Even though I am graduating this year and won't
be able to lead them next year, I will stick by them
and praise them, for I know how hard they work to
entertain the public at games.
Mildred Goldsmith '42
To the Editor of the Record:
Usually a pupil says the school day should be
shortened. I believe, however, that it should be
lengthened. Before my fellow classmates have time
to jump down my throat, I must explain.
The average student has four subjects daily. When
he gets home from school, in order to prepare the
next day's assignments thoroughly he should spend
at least two hours working. Now I ask the question,
how many pupils do spend at least two hours on their
homework? I'm sorry to say that I don't, and there
are many more like me. In a few homes, as in my
own, the parents make it compulsory for their chil-
dren to spend at least one hour at studies. But seldom
is there time enough for a pupil to do his studying
If, however, the school day were lengthened at least
one and one-half hours and each student were given
at least two study periods at the end of the school
day, students would prepare their lessons much
better than they prepare them now. In school the
pupil is watched by a teacher who sees that he keeps
busy every minute. I am sure that every student
would prefer doing his studies in school. The question
may arise as to why if a pupil had rather study in
school he doesn't arrange it so that he can study in
the "detention" room. This question can be answered
easily. The pupil knows that he doesn't have to be
there studying and is inclined to "skip" a day or twog
in that way little is accomplished.
Although my routine would bring protests from
both pupils and teachers, I know that many pupils
would agree with me if they did some honest thinking.
4 Very truly yours,
Lilly Fotinopoulos '42
CHANCE FOR IMPROVEMENT
Among one third of the student body of Newbury-
port High School, there is dissatisfaction that is
growing stronger day by day. I refer to the con-
ditions of the cafeteria during the third lunch period,
which are definitely in bad shape. The menu is taken
down before half of the pupils arrive. After the first
ten minutes have elapsed, one has to be a husky, fear-
inspiring football hero or a charming coed to get
money changed. Often the popular dishes are gone,
and one has to be satisfied with a substitute. Then
to top it all, the candy counter is closed before the
period is up.
Thus far, although there has been considerable talk
about this matter, nothing has been done. A good
solution would be to inter-change the first and third
lunch periods. Perhaps, with two thirds of the student
body disapproving of the existing circumstances, the
proper authorities would be stimulated to investigate.
I know there are many assenting voices backing up
Mary M antarian '42
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FRESHMAN AGREES WITH SENIOR
To the Editor:
The cafeteria is used every day, probably more
than any other room in the school. The lunch period
breaks the monotony of the school day. In the
cafeteria the students have a chance to talk with their
old friends and get acquainted with new ones. It
seems to me as soon as I sit down to eat after pur-
chasing my lunch the bell rings. If at least ten
minutes were added to the lunch period it would be
a great help. Everyone knows that there is always
a long line either purchasing food or having their
money changed. This slows up progress, and when
you have only twenty minutes in which to eat every
minute counts. Some people who are in line can't
make up their minds about what they want and this
also holds up traffic. After these slow-ups are al-
lowed for, one has to swallow his food whole and
hurry to get to his next class. These are a few of
the basic reasons why I think the lunch period should
Another fault I find with the cafeteria is the variety
and amount of food. A person eating in the third
lunch period must take what is left or go without.
I think there could be more meat sandwiches. As
many different kinds of sandwiches as there are, I
think there is room for improvement in the variety
of the food of the cafeteria.
Wendell Webber '45
TAKE A DARE!
To the Editor:
I believe that everyone in N. H. S. has experienced
a meeting with the ushers at one time or another.
Many of the students do not like the idea of having
the ushers, but if they were to stand in the usher's
place, they would notice the great change that has
taken place in regard to the traffic. The ushers are
not for the purpose of dictating to the students, but
rather for serving as reminders in the course of traffic.
If the pupils were more willing to take advice and
would not form the opinion that the usher is trying
to be a "big shot," many disadvantages could be re-
moved. Especially at a time like the present, one
should be willing to take orders and carry them out
instead of disobeying. If all students obeyed, in due
time there would be no ushers, because this would
prove that N. H. S. pupils can follow directions and
do not have to be watched.
Can the student body of N. H. S. take a dare?
Very truly yours,
Olga Pizar '42
WANTED, MORE ASSEMBLIES
To the Editor of the Record:
"Why can't we have more assemblies?" is the
question many of the students, including myself, ask.
I have thought it out carefully, and I think this
would be a satisfactory way to plan assemblies every
week, or every two weeks, preferably on Fridays.
We have many talented students who could present
an entertaining performance, and would be willing to
give their services. There would be very little ex-
pense, if any.
A capable student or a teacher could be chosen to
select the chairman of each assembly. Let the chair-
man know at least a month ahead of time so there
would be no excuses for not being ready. Then have
the chairman select the students to give the per-
Choose plays or skits to emphasize a certain idea,
mostly on ways to help in defense.
A radio hook-up would be interesting. With the
curtains closed, the impression would be created that
the sound was coming out of the radio, and also, the
performers wouldn't feel so nervous.
I hope that these suggestions will help to bring
about more assemblies.
Yours very truly,
Mary Lee Henry '44
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED
To the Editor:
The problem of where to put my books in the typing
room at Newburyport High School is bothering, me.
Our teacher has told us to put them on the floor under
our chairs. Of course, this is putting them out of the
way, but when we pick them up at the end of the
period, they are covered with dust. The dust invari-
ably comes off the books and gets on our clothes,
making it necessary to send our skirts to the cleaners
several more times than we should under the right
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We are not allowed to put the books on our desks
because this makes the room look cluttered and
gives a bad appearance. You know, an office girl
should be neat!
I think the authorities should either see that dusters
are supplied to dust off our books or have some
shelves put under our chairs so that we can keep
our offices looking clean and get an A for neatness
both in and out of the typing room.
Ruth Langlois '43
SPEAK UP, GIRLS!
To the Editor of the Record:
Athletics in Newburyport High School seem to be
meant only for boys. Football season in the fall
starts the school year off with a bang. Every Saturday
or Friday night hundreds flock to games, but it's all
for the boys. Then basketball games are started and
there are articles in the paper concerning them, and
tournament and conference championships follow. Why
can't girls have some part in athletics too? Of course,
girls can't play football, but there are other sports.
Football coaches are hired and excellent equipment
is bought. Our fine stadium is built and anything and
everything needed is supplied. Basketball is the same,
fine uniforms and necessary equipment are purchased.
Why ca.n't the girls at N. H. S. have a basketball
team and be as well provided for? Why can't we
play games with other schools and enter tournaments?
In other schools they do it. Why can't we? Besides
basketball there are other games, volley ball and field
hockey, but we never even hear of these.
Do you believe that if we showed more enthusiasm
the Athletic Council might do something about it?
Basketball games have been started by our physical
instructor, but nothing seems to come of it. The G. A.
A. has been organized and each year all the schools
around meet and have a day of fun. Why couldn't
we get a few schools interested and have competition
between them, such as that of the boys' basketball
Very truly yours,
Carolyn Kelly '44
STOP, LOOK, AND THINK
To the Editor:
One of the criticisms to be made of the students at
Newburyport High School is the fact that they don't
seem to appreciate the building. We are fortunate in
having one of the most modern and best equipped
high schools in the state. Yet evidence of abuse of
the building by the students is visible almost any-
where a person tums. One sees on the arm-chairs
epitaphs which the student spends hours diligently
carving, in order that his memory may be preserved
for posterity. The walls and furniture have suffered
much in the comparatively short time the high school
has been standing.
Perhaps if the student who finds such savage
amusement in deteriorating our building were taken
on a field trip to view the conditions which students
in other schools are subjected to, our own beautiful
building would be treated as though it were composed
entirely of glass. We, as students, would undoubtedly
also appreciate our present place of learning if we
were suddenly transferred to the old high school
where, for many years, our predecessors literally
risked their lives by attending daily classes. But, as
neither a field trip nor a migration is probable, other
means must be relied upon to preserve the life of our
Try to foresee the conditions of the building ten
years hence, if the present practices continue. Each
one can do his or her part by refraining from actual
participation in the acts mentioned, and by preventing
others from doing so. This should not involve physical
combat between agitator and arbitrator. Surely anyone
living in a great democracy such as ours can be made
to see the wrong in what may seem petty now, but
which may lead to much more serious consequences in
James Zajris '45
BUY DEFENSE STAMPS
Come one! Come all!
And do your part.
Buy Defense Stamps
With all your heart.
Old Uncle Sam
Is a good old chap,
So please don't
Let in Mr. Jap.
A stamp a week,
Or maybe two,
Will add up to
A Bond for you.
Frances Gerow '44
But tonight, while she is still at anchor, there are
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LIFE ON A BATTLEWAGON
At two bells of the first dog-watch the officer-of-
the-deck calls a boat alongside. "All visitors clear
the ship! "
The dreadnaught now resumes her private life-
strange, hard, seafaring life that people of the land
never see. Tomorrow she'll be far offshore, out on
the target range making eighteen knots. Bugle and
alarm gongs will call all hands to battle stations with
the gunnery trophy at stake.
other fascinating moments of battleship life never
seen by shore dwellers. The midnight watch, for
instance, the hours between midnight and 4 a. m.,
when the long decks are lit by dim blue battle lanterns,
silent except for the hum of ventilation blowers, the
throb of a pump somewhere deep in the ship, and the
reassuring noise of men asleep.
Day or night the outstanding feature of a battle-
ship is her huge crew. "Battleship" means ship-of-the-
line-of-battle. It is the largest, heaviest type of naval
vessel-35,000 tons is the usual size of today with
45,000 tons and larger being constructed. Fourteen
hundred gobs live aboard a dreadnaught, set apart
from an equal number of human beings because they
are team trained and willing to act together.
One realizes how stupendous the ship is when he
goes out on deck. He looks aloft past the mammoth
silhouettes of bulky turrets, up at masts and stacks,
boats nested in cradles, and long muzzles of guns
forming uncompromising bars against the stars. At
the yardarm tips the blinker lights are winking mes-
sages in code.
Out there on deck the ship never sleeps. About a
quarter of the crew-one "section"-is on duty for
each four-hour night watch. When she lies at anchor
the number is smaller.
The officer of the deck is in charge of the ship as
the captain's personal representative. Navy regula-
tions decree that while on watch he is "senior" to
everyone on board except the captain and the ex-
From the moment the bugle breaks the stillness of
the morning with the shattering notes of reveille, the
day is organized down to the last second. The
whole ship's company is divided into divisions. Each
division has a "part of the ship" to take care of, and
a part of each day is spent in housewifery-cleaning
corners, shining brasswork, scrubbing paint, and caring
for other minor details. No house ashore gets as
Following cleaning, the serious business of man-o-
war life begins. The secret of winning battles is
learning how to fight them. A battleship spends
most of its time in anticipation of trouble. There's
a plan for everything: collision, fire, breakdown at sea,
and man over-board. Every sailor knows his assign-
ment for each emergency. Above all, there are plans
for battles-battles against submarines, battles against
destroyers, battles against other battleships, battles
against planes, battles at sea alone, battles as part of
the fleet, battles by day, and battles by night.
A battleship fights with guns-the flares she carries
spotting gunfire. She has heavy guns.
fourteen or sixteen inch, in turrets for long range
shooting at heavy targets. She has five inch rapid
guns to use against submarines or destroyers. She
has five inch semi-automatic anti-aircraft guns, and
batteries of pom-poms and machine guns for shooting
Shooting the batteries is the most exciting part of
battleship life. Each target practice is a milestone
in the year, worked up to through days and weeks
of intensive drilling. Loading crews go through prac-
tice hundreds of times, heaving dummy shells and
powder charges into ffloading machines," while officers
time them with stop watches.
Gun layers, range finders, plotting room crew-the
whole "gunnery gangi' of 600 men iron out the kinks
in an organization that ranges from the control
"tops," where the guns are aimed by electric "di-
rectors," to the bowels of the ship where electric
mechanical calculators figure the gun-range. Then
the shoot, and the score, and the ship's standing in the
fleet. At the end of the year there's the Gunnery
Trophy and a white E on the conning-tower for the
ship standing number one.
Gunnery is sport-in gunnery you shoot at a raft.
Battle is something else-in battle the target shoots
back. Preparation for battle finds a job for every
man on board.
"A ship is a living thing. Battle wagons are the
most queenly of ships. Battle wagons become sym-
bols. You work for fthe ship.' You fight for her.
She binds you and your shipmates together. She's
your home, your fort, and somehow she's your
Irving Dickie, '42
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We are out to conquer!
That's our only goal.
We're standing close together
A strong, united whole.
We're the chosen keepers
For the Torch of Liberty,
Which undimmed, we'll pass right on
To our own posterity.
We have boys in khaki,
We have boys in blue,
We have men with white collars,
Men in overalls, too.
We are striving zealously,
Each one doing his best.
Inspired by one mighty purpose,
Weill stand well the test.
Given God's approval,
Ever will our land be free,
And our children's children
Shall preserve that liberty.
So, we're out to conquer!
That's our only goal.
We're standing close together,
A strong, united whole!
Mary Mantarian, '42
He just couldn't back out this time. All retreat
was cut off. He was a tall man, about thirty, with a
weak chin and shifty eyes, who knew that if he turned
back the gang of police that had been hounding him
would catch up. He took the first step up the long
flight and glanced back. Sure enough, there they were.
They had him cornered. Though they hadn't seen
him yet, he knew that when they did they would
shout and try to catch him. "Darn those cops, any-
way," he thought as he raced around the first landing
out of sight of those eyes below. "They would make
things so hot for a guy that he'd have to do this.
Well, it was better this way if he had the nerve to go
through with it." The stairs seemed to stretch for
He finally made the top, puffing like a locomotive.
There, now for the hardest part. He sidled to the
edge and looked down. He turned quickly. It was
a long way down, and he didn't have a very strong
stomach. "If a man dove off and hit way down
there-" He shuddered and closed his eyes. "Well,
it's the only way out. Now, steady, old man, take it
easy. Thatls it." The police down below saw him
now and were shouting and waving frantically. "Now,
back up. Ready, now!
Three leaps took him to the edge. Then, out! Out
into space he dived! It didn't hurt as you cleaved the
water. It was just as the boys had said it was going
to be. The boys dived in after him and waited for
him to come up. Clancy, the best swimmer on the
force, said, "I never thought he'd get up the nerve to
do it." Another commented, "That high dive's a
tough one for beginners."
And so Jack Davis was initiated into the Swimming
Harry M iller, '45
LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT
I believe in Life. Why? Because I love it. So far
my life has been fun. Well, most of it has been
anyway. My most frequent worries, if that's what
you want to call them, are how to make my al-
lowance last until Saturday, what dress to wear to
the next dance, and how to tell that awful boy I
don't want to go to the movies with him. But
these are only trivial things that won't last forever,
and I know it. I realize I'll have to make my way
in a selfish and confused world. But somehow I
know that even when I have taken the bitter with
the better, I will still love life.
I believe in Liberty, for what is life without liberty?
It must mean something to people just like me all
over the world, or why would they be fighting and
dying for it? Our ancestors came to this country
for one reason, liberty! Freedom to do as they
pleased and the right to worship as they pleased.
When something threatened their freedom, they
fought for it until victory was theirs. Today some-
one threatens our freedom, and again we must fight
hard for it so that we may give to our children what
they died to give to us. Liberty!
I believe in the Pursuit of Happiness. Friends, par-
ents, love, the right to worship as you choose, and
the fulfilment of your ambitions-all go into the
formula for making happiness. In Germany your
life even before you are born is planned for you.
You will be a useful tool for Hitler. You live for
him only, and eventually you will probably die for
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him. But here in America it's different. You can
set a goal for yourself in the world and you have
the privilege of working your tingers to the bone to
reach that goal. I have just scratched the surface,
but even these are pretty serious thoughts for me
Perhaps it would have been simpler to say, "Life,
Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness mean
Harriet Coleman, '45
The Crotchety Old Apple Trees
All winter long, with rude grimace,
They shake rough branches in the face
Of snow and sleet, and little grace
To landscapes bare they bring.
But when the fragrance-laden breeze
Brings back the flowers, birds, and bees,
Then crotchety old apple trees
Are decked like brides in Spring.
MY FIRST SWEATER
My troubles all began about three long months ago
when some misguided and deluded individual handed
me live skeins of yarn, two knitting needles, and a
page of completely mystifying directions, and told me
to knit a sweater for the Red Cross, and I in a flash
of momentary weakness accepted the responsibility,
little realizing the long hours of labor ahead of me.
I had never before tried my hand at knitting a sweater,
but if Madame Defarge could do it, so could I.
For a week the yarn lay in a corner of my bureau
drawer while I cheerfully forgot all about it, but one
memorable night I reluctantly dragged it out and sat
down to look the situation over.
The situation did not look very promising, for the
directions completely baffled me. It seemed to me
that 1 had heard somewhere about casting on stitches,
but I had not the remotest idea how to go about it.
Finally I decided that the most sensible thing to do
was to wind the yarn into balls first, probably that
would simplify everything. However, after winding
up two balls of it, I was thoroughly bored and decided
to try casting on stitches for better or Qmore likelyl
for worse. Using the simplest of methods, I just
wound the yarn around the needle ninety-six times,
but when I finished and let go of the yarn it im-
mediately unwound, much to my disgust. Evidently
something had gone wrong because obviously I would
not get very far if that continued to happen. Having
made this clever deduction, I went to seek help and
returned to my directions triumphantly, with ninety-
six stitches cast on, according to Hoyle.
The next line read, "Work in ribbing, KZ, PZ for
two and a half inches." Well, I would be all set as
soon as I found out what KZ, PZ meant. It sounded
more like a secret code message than knitting direc-
tions. Perhaps I had discovered an international spy-
ring! I mentioned this possibility to my mother, who
informed me scornfully that it meant knit Z, purl Z.
Now why hadn't I thought of that? Having done
two and a half inches of ribbing, as it is called for
some unknown reason, I was ready to proceed to the
stockinette stitch for thirteen and a half inches. Now
what in the name of humanity was the stockinette
stitch? My pride kept me from inquiring, so I went
along in my own sweet way. Needless to say, I was
wrong. Accordingly I unravelled my painfully knitted
strip, to face the problem of putting the stitches back
on the needle, one of the most agonizing tasks I had
ever performed. My nerves were shattered long be-
fore I had finished. Finally in despair I ripped the
whole thing out and did not start again until two
weeks later, for I felt that I could not look upon
that abominable yarn for some time.
The second time, however, I came out better.
Everything went fairly well until I came to the
shoulder and neck Qwith the exception of a few holes
scattered about where I had inadvertently split a
stitchj. I discovered that the directions at this point
became very complicated, but courageously I con-
tinued, with the result being one of the most un-
natural looking shoulders I had ever beheld. I dis-
regarded this peculiarity and continued until I had
finished as well the back, which also was sporting
The next step was the sleeves, where matters went
from bad to worse, as I entered upon a very complicat-
ed system of taking off stitches, a severe tax for my
already over-worked mentality. Having completed
the sleeves in due time, I came to the neck, which
when finished looked too small for any human to
push his head through.
The Red Cross may have some difficulty in dis-
posing of my sweater, for any soldier who can get
any degree of comfort out of it will have to fulfill
several requirements: he will have to be very tall
and broad, but with an exceedingly small head, he
should have one arm considerably longer than the
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other, and, above all, he should possess a passion for
ventilation because whatever the faults of my work
may be no one can truthfully say that it does not
have adequate ventilation.
Virginia Jacob, '43
My name is Copperhead but my friends call me
Coppy. My first memory is the day I stumbled out
on the floor of the First National Bank when a
clumsy teller dropped me. Oh, what a bump!
It was in this bank I met the Nickels, Dimes,
Quarters, Half-dollars, and all the rest who belong
to the League of Money. I liked the little Dimes
best because they talked in a nice silvery tone, where-
as the Nickels only grunted "ugh" as Indians always
do. Of course, Quarters and Fifties are mostly women
and who wants to talk to women anyway?
A fat man soon picked me up with his big brawny
fingers and dropped me deep in his dark pocket, where
I remained with other money and rolled around with
the motion of his fat body until he exchanged me
for a newspaper.
Two gloved fingers snatched me up from the paper
boy for change, and again I found myself in someone's
pocket. Only in this pocket nobody laughed and
sang the way money does in other pockets. In fact,
every one spoke in very frightened tones, for in the
same pocket with us was a loaded automatic.
A few minutes later we heard a muttered conversa-
tion with a passerby, and the gunman crammed in
among us a dirty scrap of paper, on which was
scribbled, t'Get Phillips at once."
Golly, you would think all the fellows in the pocket
were named Phillips by their moaning, except, of
course, a Dollar Bill and a Washington Quarter who
always look stem, and the Nickel who reads only
Indian sign language and never is afraid of anything.
The Half Dollars were crying their heads off. "What
about poor Phillips?" jingled a polite little Dime,
whereupon all the big Half-Dollars and the Goddess
Quarters began to cry even harder.
"Stop that infernal weeping," demanded the
"We must help Phillips if we canil' cried the Dime.
"I-low?" wailed a Half-Dollar. And all the rest
chimed in, "How?" Even the Nickel said, f'How,"
because that's what he says most of the time anyhow.
'KI think I have a plan," said the Dollar Bill in an
intelligent crinkly voice. 'LA very good plan, in fact.
You all see how the barrel of the automatic is tearing
a hole in this pocket? We must get close to the
Before he could say more, down came the hand and
snatched him out of the pocket, leaving us without
The Half-Dollars and Goddess Quarters fainted. I
didn't know whether or not the Nickel fainted be-
cause his eyes are always closed anyway. The Wash-
ington Quarter, who wasn't a bit afraid, said in his
usual stern voice, "Why do you destroy?"
"Because I like to," said the automatic, coldly. "I
was made to kill."
"But why should you kill Mr. Phillips? You know
nothing about him. Probably he has a wife and
children. Think of the poor kids! His wife will
become a widow, the kids will lose their daddy. There
will be no one to buy them bread and butter or tell
them bedtime stories. All, just because you, you
stupid goof, have to kill their papa and destroy their
The automatic began to cry, "I don't want to make
his kids orphinks. Bo-ho-wah-hal "
And he cried all over the place. Then all the
Quarters, Dimes and Half-Dollars, and, golly-gee, even
I, began to cry! The Indian Nickel blew his nose
the way men do in the movies during a sad picture.
He finally grunted out, "Get close gun barrel. Every-
body jump through hole when gun pulled out. When
fall on sidewalk make much war whoop. Warn
We all waited tensely. Phillips' squeaky footsteps
came nearer and nearer along the pavement. Suddenly
the automatic was pulled from the pocket, and down
through the hole we jumped, clinking and jingling
on the sidewalk.
I saw a frightened little man with a brief case, too
scared to run, even after our trouble to warn him.
The man facing him pulled the trigger, but the auto-
matic said only, Hjammed, jammed," over and over
again. We knew then the automatic had kept its
Phillips jumped into action. He flung his brief
case down on the gunman's skull, striking a blow that
echoed from the buildings down the street. The
killer reeled and fell to the pavement, knocking me
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across the sidewalk. Phillips stooped over and picked
me up. -
"Ah! A bright new penny! Illl keep it as a
Alexander Perkins '43
TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING
"Hi Margie! Gee, isn't it grand out today! This
spring weather certainly peps one up. But I hate
the idea of going home and doing some spring clean-
ing. What nerve that Henry Atkins has! He told
me my bag needed spring cleaning. I never was so
insulted in all my life. just because I didnit find his
fountain pen, and my kerchief and rouge and a
couple of other things fell out. I'1l never speak to
him again. '
"I might as well give you your pencil and the note
Georgie told me to give you. Let's see now. Where
is it? Oh, here it is under my notebook. Look,
Margie, jack's class pin was in my small pocket. I
thought I had lost it. Here's Mary's wallet. I sup-
pose she doesn't want it now, so I'll put it at the
bottom. Oh, here are the pictures of the gang I
promised to show you. Yes, that's Freddie on the
extreme left, and Bobby with Millie on the right.
They go steady-so I heard. I have a picture of
jill's brother, Ferdy, somewhere. Now, where is it?
It's not in my memorandum, nor French book. Gee,
these hankies get in my way-it's not in my home-
work papers either. Margie, here's the bracelet I
borrowed. Oh dear, here's the English Miss Sorn-
borger asked me to pass in. Now what was I look-
ing for? Oh, the picture! Do you want to read the
note joe wrote me? Gee, is he silly! Have you
heard from Frankie lately? Yes, I heard from the
crowd. You can read the letters. I have a couple
with me. Here's ten-that's all I see in here for the
present. Oh, there's Ferdyis picture in my mittens.
Isnlt he cute! How did that lipstick smudge get
on it? Now I'll have to get another one. Is that
my glove and key on the ground? They must have
fallen out of my purse. Hi, June! Yes, I have your
money. Here it is in my compact. Do you like it?
I have a comb to match, but I can't bother to find it.
Want a stick of gum or some candy? I just found
some in here.
'fHere comes that Henry Atkins again. I'll not
be insulted by him again-spring clean my bag,
h-u-m-p! He should sweep all the girls' pictures out
of his wallet first!"
Jennie -Ponas, '44
The bright snow-crusted slope was deserted except
for two skiers who sped gayly downward past the
little hotel around the snow-capped forest and finally
pulled up beside a frozen brook. One of the skiers
was a blond, blue-eyed giant of about twenty. The
other was a brown-haired chap of eighteen. The
latter, smiling at his tall companion, said, "Jove, but
we've had a lot of fun here, Fritz."
"Ja, but spring iss almost here. Ve vill have to
f'And with this war brewing we might not come
"ja, it iss so."
"But, Fritz, war or no war, weill always be friends,
Aja, Paul, the var vill not change dot. Ve vill
always be friends?
A lone Spitfire, its engine roaring, shot through
the clouds over the Channel. Its pilot, a boy of
about nineteen, eased back on the stick, and the
speedy little fighter nosed up into the air. There,
just below, with black crosses glaring defiantly, was
a Messerschmitt! The Spitfire dipped, its guns
bursting into action. The surprised German airman
went into a loop, came out of the Britisher's tail, and
opened fire. The Spitfire wavered, its pilot stiffened
in pain, and blood trickled between his compressed
lips. Then with one last effort, he zoomed and
dived, his guns blazing. The German ilier's be-
wildered face was lost in a wall of flame, and a few
seconds later the waters of the Channel closed over
him. The Englishman, with a tired smile on his face,
collapsed in the cockpit as his plane disappeared in
Several days later the following notices appeared in
Berlin and London, respectively: 'fLieut. Fritz Muller
killed in action, june 83,-"Pilot Officer Paul Lowry
killed in aerial combat over Channel, June 82'
Francis Bresnalzan '43
One boy helped him with his coat, another handed
him his gloves and hat, and Professor B-- rushed
out from the high school for boys, hurrying to the
girls' school around the corner.
A few minutes later the professor hung his coat in
the school cloakroom. A moment afterwards a group
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of girls were penetrating his coat pockets. There was
laughter, excitement, and much talk.
Look, Irene, I've got a note from joe again!"
My goodness! he can't come over tonight!"
"0 boy! Alex has passed his exams. Am I glad!"
t'Nothing for me?"
"Girls! Can you imagine what would happen if
Professor B-- ever put his hand into his pocket?
That would be tragic!"
But Professor B-- had a peculiar characteristic
of never putting his hands into his pockets. The
students, who know everything, knew this too. In
discussing that phenomenon they came to the con-
clusion that Professor Bk as a child must have
had a bad habit of dumping everything into his
pockets, a trick which greatly angered his mother.
Une day, probably, the mother seeing that the habit
was becoming worse and worse every day, sewed up
all the pockets of her son's coats and suits, and thus
cured him thoroughly of his boyish weakness.
Professor B-, although a poet, a writer, and a
widely known teacher of Polish literature, was also,
unknowingly, the only carrier of love-notes between
his pupils of the girls' school, number 126, and the
boys' school, number 88.
Agnes Benedict, '42
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN
It was the day after the mysterious disappearance
of jack F rosh and the trophies, and the whole school
was in an uproar. N. H. S. had not seen so much
excitement since "Soup'l and his mob had graduated.
Speculation rode on great waves, and the question on
each and every person's lips was, "Where are they?"
Many theories were presented to the school officials,
and all of them were listened to with increasing im-
patience. None of them seemed to be very practical,
one person even going so far as to suggest that they
might still be in the school. This idea was, of course,
thrown out as fantastic.
The principal questioned all of jack's closest
friends, but they also could not fumish any light on
the subject of his strange conduct. He had seemed
as normal as usual the last time they had seen him.
He always did seem a little preoccupied.
The principal dismissed them all and strode worried-
ly up and down his office. Suddenly a timid knock
sounded on the corridor door.
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"Come in, come in,'l exclaimed the harassed prin-
The door opened cautiously, and a head covered
with flaming red curls poked itself around the corner.
"Please, sir, may I come in?" queried the voice
shakily. "It's about jack Frosh," he added as an
'tOh, thank goodness. You know where he is, of
course. just wait until I call my secretary. My,
this is great news! Wait until jack's parents hear
of this." The principal rose excitedly from his chair.
f'Redl' had stood silently, his hands behind him,
as the principal spoke, and then burst out, "But I
only have his pants."
The principal stared amazedly at the boy, who
stood shifting his feet uneasily and holding up a pair
of brown tweed pants.
'fWhere did you get those?" demanded the
'KI just took them for a joke. Honest! I didn't
know he'd disappear. I gotta go." With that, he
bolted from the room, overturning a chair in his
The news traveled through the N. H. S. grapevine,
and in a few minutes the question on everybody's
lips was, "Where is pantless jack?" Again the prin-
cipal's office was bombarded with theories, none of
which developed into anything.
Then, suddenly, the mystery of the missing trophies
was solved. The thief had been apprehended trying
to pawn them in a small shop in a near-by city.
Jack awoke once more. He turned over and
moaned softly. Coming to full consciousness, he
suddenly remembered his plight. His stomach felt
as if it were knocking against his backbone, and he
was very, very cold. Seeing a large box a few feet
away, he crawled over to it and decided to get inside.
It would be warmer in there, he thought to himself.
At the Defense Shop things were going on as usual.
Two of the boys were sent down to the tunnel to get
a box that had been stored a, few feet from the
"What a heavy box!" exclaimed one of the boys
as they carried it up the gym stairs. "Mr. Lalle must
think we are men," continued Elmer.
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With a final heave the box was placed on the floor
of the Defense Shop.
Mr. Lalle opened the box, and fainted dead away,
but who wouldn'tP Curled up among chisels, screw-
drivers, and various other tools lay Jack!
For two weeks Jack was in the public eye, his har-
rowing adventure the topic of everyone's conversation.
Then the basketball season started, and Jack, like so
many other heroes, was soon just Jack Frosh, a fresh-
Jean M agowan '42
HONOR LIST FOR SECOND QUARTER
The "Honor List" includes pupils who have all Als or B's at the end of each
marking term. It is announced every ten weeks.
ELLEN B. BATCHELDER
JAMES F. CARENS
HARRIET s. COLEMAN
ARTHUR W. cook
EILEEN L. DURKEE
CLIFTON H. EATON
JENNIE H. HANEWICH
WALTER I. COOK
ELEANOR B. COX
FRANCES E. GEROW
NANCY M. CAREY
NORMAN B. CHECKOWAY
LORRAINE M. COFFEY
RICHARD P. FOWLER
EDMOND F. GAURON
JOHN WARREN JONES
MARY A. LENANE
LEON L. NOYES
LOIS M. NOYES
CECILE C. QUERION
GEORGE K. SIORAS
JAMES G. ZAFRIS
DORIS M. JONES
PETER A. KAFALAS
LOUISE M. KERKORIAN
AURELIA M. MARTELLINI
NORMA E. MOODY
PRISCILLA M. PEIRCE I
WILLIAM G. MAVROIDES
PAULINE S. MISZKIEL
SUSAN M. PAGE
SOUREN A. SOORSOORIAN
JOHANNA T. SWEENEY
MARY JEAN PLOUFF
GEORGIA A. TAPLEY
JOANNA A. TERZIS
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BASKETBALL SQUAD OF 1042
FlRs'r Row, left to right :Jjohn Doyle, William Brown, Capt. Donald Zabriskie, james Zafris. Harlan Plante.
Siacono Row: Couch O'Donnell, Richard Walsh, john Kekopoulos, Rosario Garti, joseph Zabriskie, Gerald johnson, Yictor
Woron, Head Manager liverett Page.
Tnmo Row: joseph Fosillo, Richard Shaheen, Arthur Doyle, liftimeo Talas, Michael Twomey, Robert Chouinzird, Nicholas
The 1941-42 basketball season was the most success-
ful in N, H. S. history. The team took seventeen out
of nineteen games and won the Class B State Cham-
pionship as well as the Conference Championship.
The tive was captained by Don Zabriskie, scrappy
little forward, who proved to be a great leader. One
outstanding fact about this year's team was its scoring
power. A pair of fme feeders in 'fZar" Garfi and
johnny Kekopoulos, together with such all around
players as johnson, Zabriskie, Woron, and Talas.
made a combination hard to beat. johnson and
Woron each scored well over two hundred points.
After dropping the opener to Attleboro, the team
chalked up twelve straight victories before bowing to
Salem in the last seconds. As a grand finale they
swept through the Tech 'Tournament without a loss.
Congratulations to a great coach, Tom O'Donnell.
and to his champion team!
ATTLEBORO 45 - N. H. S. ZZ
December 30 at .Xttleboro
The X. H. S. basketball team opened its 1942
season by dropping a 45-ZZ decision to Attleboro's
Class A champions. The Clippers battled the jewel
City live on fairly even terms in the hrst half, but
wilted in the second half, when they scored only
four points. Thirteen successful foul shots aided
the Attleboro cause not a little. Vic Woron and Don
Zabriskie dominated the scoring for Newburyport
while center Tom Powers proved to be a one-man
wrecking crew for Attleboro.
The N. H. S. seconds evened the honors. however,
by dropping the hometown team 37-33.
N. H. S. 51 - SW'AMPSCU'l"l' ZS
january 6 at Newburyport
The N. H. S. basketeers shot their way into the
victory column by trouncing Swampscott, Sl-ZS. With
Vic Woron showing the way with twenty-one and
Capt. Don Zabriskie helping with twelve, the locals
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simply smothered the visitors. At half time the score
was 26-11, and though the Sculpins improved in the
second half, the Clippers just breezed home.
The local seconds were not good enough for the
Baby Sculpins who romped 38-19. Jimmie Zafris led
the N. H. S. seconds with seven points.
N. H. S. 51 - MARBLEHEAD 9
January 9 at Newburyport
The Newburyport High basketball team rolled up
fifty-one points for the second straight time as they
stampeded a bewildered Marblehead team 51-9.
Shooting from all angles, the Clippers led 17-1 in
the first period, increased this at the half, and led
37-4 in the third period. Gerald johnson with six-
teen, and Vic Woron and Don Zabriskie with thirteen
paced the victors. The Magicians were unable to
get a basket until the last minute when they made
The Marblehead seconds toppled the 'Port Cubs
22-10 in the preliminary, with Bill Brown and jim
Zafris leading the local scorers.
N. H. S. 35 - DANVERS 22
January 13 at Danvers
Newburyport's basketball team was forced to come
out from behind to trim a scrappy Danvers team
35-22 in the Onion Town. Paced by Dick King,
the Vyemen led the visitors 19-16 at the half, but
Newburyport's fast play in the second half forced
Danvers to drop out. Again it was Gerald Johnson
who with fifteen points led the O'Donnellmen's
attack. Don Zabriskie caged five fouls and a basket
to come in second.
The.Clipper Cubs were edged out in the last
minute by the Turnpike seconds 29-28. Freshman
Jimmy Zafris netted hfteen points to take scoring
N. H. S. 41 - PORTSMOUTH 37
January 16 at Newburyport
Before one of the biggest crowds ever to gather
in the gym, the N. H. S. hoop team handed Ports-
mouth High its first defeat of the season, 41-37.
The game, witnessed by as many Portsmouth fans
as Newburyporters, was one of the toughest in many
a moon. The locals got the jump on the visitors,
grabbing a 15-8 lead in the first period, but the New
Hampshire champions tied it up 20-20 at the half.
The teams battled neck and neck down to the last
three minutes, when Newburyport pulled away from
the Granite Staters. Capt. Don Zabriskie led the
local scorers with fourteen points, and Gerald johnson
was second with thirteen. Gaudreault was tops for
The N . H. S. seconds lost to Portsmouth's second
team 32-20. jim Zafris led the scoring. e
N. H. S. 64 - SAUGUS 33
January 20 at Saugus
Rolling up its biggest score in recent years, the
Newburyport High basketball team rolled over the
hapless Sachems of Saugus 64-33. Shooting from
all angles, the Clippers amazed the Saugus fans by
their accuracy. Johnson and Woron garnered twenty
points apiece, while Don Zabriskie was a close third.
The Clipper Cubs made it unanimous by staggering
in with a 16-11 win. V
N. H. S. 36 - AMESBURY 18
january 23 at Amesbury
With the biggest crowd in Amesbury's history
looking on, the N. H. S. hoopsters handed the Red
and White five its iirst defeat of the year, 36-18.
The game got off to a slow start, only seven points
being scored in the first quarter, four of these for
H. S. The visitors began to gather speed in
the third period and came down the stretch eighteen
points to the good. Amesbury fans, expecting a
hometown victory, were mildly surprised- at' the
The Crimson seconds again bowed, this time 32-24.
Jimmy Zafris again led the scoring.
N. H. S. 43 - SWAMPSCOTT 31
January 27 at Swampscott
The Newburyport High basketeers continued their
winning ways as they tipped over Swampscott, 43-31,
for the second time. Gerald Johnson netted twenty-
two points to lead all scorers, with Vic Woron second.
The Sculpins put up a fine battle, with Freiberg
leading their attack, but the O'Donnellmen were not
to be denied.
The luckless N . H. S. second team dropped another
close one, 29-28, with Mike Twomey clinching the
NEWBURYPORT 25 - MARBLEHEAD 19
January 30 at Marblehead
In chalking up their eighth straight win the
N . H. S. cagemen met with unexpected resistance from
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Marblehead as they edged the Yachtsmen Z5-19. The
Clippers were held to their second lowest score. of the
season, but this did not stop Vic Woron from scoring
sixteen points. Capt. Don Zabriskie was second with
seven. The Magicians' fine defense overshadowed
their feeble scoring, Capt. Shepard leading with only
The Clipper Cubs sailed out of the fog by topping
the Marblehead seconds ZZ-19, with Bill Brown and
Jim Zafris doing most of the scoring.
N. H. S. 54 - MANCHESTER Z1
january 31 at Manchester
The N. H. S. basketeers made it nine in a row as
they dropped Story High of Manchester, 54-21. The
fast sailing Clippers merely played with their scrappy
opponents. Gerald johnson, eagle-eyed N. H. S.
forward who was held to a single point at Marblehead,
came back to score sixteen, while Vic Woron and
Don Zabriskie were runners up.
The N. H. S. seconds were forced to bow out
before the speedy seashore seconds. jim Zafris and
liill Brown led the Clippers' scoring.
N. H. S. 55 - DANVERS 10
February 3 at Newburyport
For the fourth time in five years an N .H.S. basket-
ball team won the Northeastern Conference champion-
ship. A 55-10 trimming given to Danvers turned the
trick this time. The Onion Towners, who had given
the O'Donnellmen a terrific battle in their last meeting,
wilted before the fast, deceptive basketeering of the
locals. Gerald Johnson and Vic Woron each notched
fourteen points, while "Zar" Garfi was third with ten.
Fine passing and deadly shooting were the main
factors in the Clippers' revenge.
The N. H. S. seconds also had a field day, routing
the visitors 41-6. jimmy Zafris, the Freshman Flash,
who played only three periods, garnered twenty-one
points to pace the day's scorers. Bill Brown was
second with eleven.
N. H. S. 66 - SAUGUS 15
February 10 at Newburyport
Continuing their policy of slaughtering the opposi-
tion, the N. H. S. basketeers ran their winning streak
to eleven wins as they routed Saugus 66-15. Vic
Woron with twenty-four and Tim Talas with eighteen
led the Clippers' attack, while Don Zabriskie and
Gerald johnson tallied twelve apiece. The locals
netted thirty-two baskets, and only two points were
garnered by the foul route.
The local seconds led by Jimmy Zafris topped the
Saugus Cubs Z5-4.
N. H. S. 38 - PORTSMOUTH Z9
February 13 at Portsmouth
The N. H. S. basketball team ran its winning streak
to twelve games as it sank the Clippers of Portsmouth
38-Z9. Portsmouth, which had put up a terrific
battle earlier in the season, was outclassed thoroughly
this time. Vic Woron and Gerald johnson were the
spearheads of the visitors' attack, while Gaudreault
led the Granite Staters.
The Newburyport second team was forced to bow
to the Portsmouth seconds.
SALEM 39 - N. H. S. 37
February 16 at. Salem
An underdog, Salem High five sprang a surprise on
the high-flying 'Porters when it edged the O'Donnell-
men 39-37 in a thrill-packed game in the Witch City.
Led by Dylingowski, their rangy forward who netted
fourteen points, the Witches pulled ahead in the
second quarter and were never headed, though the
winning basket was still in the air when the gun went
off. johnson, with fifteen points, was high scorer
for N. H. S.
The Salem seconds also won, beating the Clipper
Cubs 30-19. Zafris and Brown led the scoring for
N. H. S. 41 - AMESBURY 10
February Z1 at Newburyport
A much weakened Amesbury five fell easy prey to
Tom O'Donnell's N . H. S. hoopmen, who romped off
with a 41-10 win. Gerald johnson, speedy forward,
and Vic Woron, skyscraping center, again were the
spearheads of the local attack. The passing and
shooting of the Clippers so bewildered the up-river
boys that they were unable to get moving. This was
the fifteenth straight Conference win for Newburyport.
N. H. S. 67 - SALEM Z8
February Z7 at Newburyport
In a glorious climax to their 1942 season, the New-
buryport High basketball players sent the cheers of
hundreds of fans echoing all over town as they rolled
over Salem 67-28. This was the first H. S. basket-
ball victory over Salem in many years. Gerald John-
son, sensational Clipper forward, tossed fourteen
baskets for twenty-eight points to lead all scorers.
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Dylingowski, Salem forward, was the bright light in
the Witches' defeat, a thom in the N. H. S. side
all night. With Vic Woron, Don Zabriskie, "Zar"
Garfi and johnson shooting baskets from all sides,
the Salemites never had a chance. All they could
do was battle gamely down to the finish.
N. H. S. 69 - BELMONT 34
March 11 at Cousens Gymnasium fTuftsJ
The N ., H. S. hoop team took the first game in the
M. I. T. tournament by downing a scrappy Belmont
five 69-34. The game was fairly close for three
periods with Belmont doggedly holding on, but thirty-
five N. H. S. points in. the last period turned the
victory into a rout. "Zar" Garfi caged twenty-four
points to lead the scoring, while Vic Woron with
nineteen was a close second.
N. H. S. 54 - ROCKLAND 30
March 13 at Cousens Gymnasium CTuftsl
Newburyport won its way into the Tech finals by
trimming Rockland High 54-30. After a slow start,
the Clippers, attack steadily gained fire, with Gerald
Johnson and Tim Talas providing the spark. Con-
sistent attempts at long shots also contributed to
Rockland's downfall. Johnson was high scorer with
sixteen points, while Capt. Don Zabriskie was runner
up. Scott, Rockland's star guard, netted fifteen points
to pace the losers.
N. H. S. 45 - BRAINTREE 34
March 14 at Cousens Gymnasium fTuftsl
The Newburyport High basketball team won the
Class B State Championship as it rocked Braintree,
defending champs, 45-34. Jumping to a 12-8 lead
in the first period the locals were never headed,
posting scores of Z6-13 and 34-Z4 in the second and
the third periods. Again it was Johnson and Woron
leading the Newburyport assault, Johnson with
twelve and Woron with eleven. Braintree's Bob
Mahar was great, but his effort alone couldn't stop
After the game, Gerald Johnson, the year's highest
scorer, was elected captain for next season.
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ILTHE KEYS or THE KINGDOM," by A. J. Cronin
"The Keys of the Kingdom" has everything a fine
book should have: humor Qthough subtly expressedj,
romance, a good story, impressive characters, and a
good author. It is the story of a priest and his ad-
ventures in England and China. Father Chisholm is
a real hero fighting for what he believes in.
Alvin Kessler '43
"Two SURvIvED," by Jones
"Two Survived" is an exciting adventure, the story
of two young English sailors, whose ship was sunk by
a German surface raider. They managed to cross
over three thousand miles of ocean to reach land,
after drifting for seventy-two days.
Kenneth Brooks '43
'LREVEILLE IN VVVASHINC-TON,u by Margaret Leach
People of the Civil War are vividly brought to life
in the pages of this book. Soldiers invading the
capital, political prisoners by the score, spies im-
prisoned in private houses, all add to the general
chaos of Washington, the capital of a divided nation.
Della Tilley '42
"THE BLACK TANKER,n by Howard Pease
"The Black Tanker" by Howard Pease is by far the
best sea story I have ever read. Within its covers is
the story of a young man trying to reach his parents
in war-torn China. Aboard the "Black Tanker" in
which he takes passage, murders are committed and
men disappear into thin air. Every page of this book
is filled with suspense. Who will be the next victim
of the unseen murderer? Will the ship be blown up,
as planned, by Chinese trying to prevent the vital oil
from reaching the Japs?
For the answer to these questions and for true en-
joyment read "The Black T anker."
Joseph Fosillo '42
"Plan PlPER,H by N evil Shute
Everyone has read about the f'Pied Piper of
Hamelinng here is a modern Pied Piper. An elderly
Englishman, vacationing in France at the time of the
invasion by Germany, has started back to England
with two English children, whose parents had to stay
in Geneva. In the course of journeying, he gathers
unto himself still more children. The thrilling ad-
ventures of this company give a realistic picture of
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France during the invasion. Nevil Shute, an English-
man, has written of the present war several other
telling novels, some of which are in the school library.
John Adams '41
HTHEY WENT ON TOGETHER,n by Robert Nathan
A vivid picture of the conditions in a bombed
country. The story centers around a little family
who are driven out of their home by the enemy. A
wonderful story written in such a manner that it
makes you feel as if you were there with the children
and their mother.
Roy Hiller '43
"JOAN AND MICHAEL," by M artin Gale
The author of "Joan and Michael" is only a few
years older than his two main characters. Perhaps
this in itself explains his being able to solve for us
satisfactorily the problems of a boy and a girl of
today. If you are interested in reading a story about
modern youth, be sure to read "joan and Michael."
Betty Chase '42
HJUNGLE RIVER," by Howard Pease
Don Carter is the hero of a new adventurous novel
by Howard Pease. Don leaves California to go into
the New Guinea jungle in search of his father, Dr.
Carter. The author gives us a remarkable description
of the savage beliefs of the New Guinea head hunters.
I think the reader is bound to enjoy this new novel
Peter Jeuvelis '42
UTALLY Ho," by Arthur Donahue
"Tally Ho" is an action packed book by Arthur
Donahue, the first American to see service in this war
as an officer of the R. A. F. When "Tally Ho", the
order meaning to break formation and go into battle,
appears on the pages, your spine tingles with an-
ticipation of thrilling action.
Frank Edwards '43
"MY FRIEND FLICKAH by Mary 0'Hara
"My Friend Flicker" is the story of a boy's love for
a horse and a mother's understanding love for her
son. Flicka, a beautiful sorrel filly, has a wild streak
in her, but through the kindness of her master, Ken,
she is tamed. All lovers of horses should enjoy this
James Carens '45
VOL. S, No. Z NEW TIMES
NEW MANNICRS April 1942
Five Seniors Volunteer
For Duty in U. S. Navy
Newburyport High School is proud indeed of its
tive seniors who are seamen in the United States
john Donahue, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Donahue, Tyng Street, joined the navy February 16.
He is studying electrical engineering and enjoys it
very much. He expects to be transferred tn Lake
February lo, Charles Bashaw also joined the navy.
l'-le is the son of Mrs. Ellen Bashaw and is studying
aviation mechanics at Newport, Rhode Island, from
which station he expects to be transferred to New-
Stationed at Great Lakes, Illinois, is Leland 'tBucky"
Giard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Giard, Mer-
rimac Court. He, too, joined February 16, and is re-
ceiving his preliminary training at the U. S. Naval
Hospital at Great Lakes.
On March 9, Hugh Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman j. Allen, Woodland Street, joined. His brother
Clifford is serving in the air corps. Hugh writes from
Newport, Rhode Island, where he is stationed, that
he likes a sailor's life-especially kitchen duty.
Donald Murphy joined the navy, March 17. He
is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Murphy,
Titcomb Street. His brother Billy is also in the
navy. Donald likes it very much, especially his
Attractive Trophy Case
Presented to School
For several years now, the trophies which have
been presented to Newburyport High School for out-
standing achievements in sports have been put in a
case far too small. Now, however, through the gen-
erosity of the Class of 1925, these awards may be
displayed to their best advantage, for this class has
presented Mount Rural with a very attractive pine
trophy case, approximately fifteen feet long and five
feet deep. lt stands on the right side of the alcove,
almost covering the entire length of the wall.
We are deeply grateful to the Class of 1925 for
such a practical as well as ornamental gift. In fact,
we are sure that this imposing case was an added
incentive to the basketball team to win the Class B
Many Defense Activities
Undertaken at N. H. S.
The high school is one of the busiest places in
Newburyport as far as defense work is concerned,
since it is being used twenty-four hours a day for
these activities. During the regular school day many
projects to aid the war effort are being carried on.
Although there has always been an effort by each
home room to obtain a Red Cross sticker, the drive
has been very noticeably more successful since the
war began. Now, nearly every room has at least one
stickerg 109, Z05, 307, 303 and 308 have two, 107 and
313 have three stickers, and 209 has made a donation
to the War Relief Fund.
"ANY BONDS TODAY?"
On February 5. 1942, Mary Lenane Johanna
Sweeney, and Frances Gerow were at the ticket
window on the second floor for the first sale of
Defense Stamps at N. H. S. Un February ZS. 1942,
already 978, 10c stamps, 1,Z53, Z5c stamps, two, 50c
stamps and two 2518.75 bonds had been sold. All
this has amounted to 3449.55 for defense.
The cast of the Senior play. f'What a Life". has
also been doing its part for National Defense. On
fCOIZfi7'11l8d on page 28, Col. lj
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fflllI1l'f11lll?lf from page 27, Cul. 29
February 18, they presented their play for the
soldiers in Salisbury at the suggestion of Captain
Tuttle, the officer in command of the Salisbury
barracks. Although they worked under difficulties,
it was reported to be as great a success there as it
was in Newburyport. Transportation was supplied
by Mr. john Donovan, Miss Catherine Coffin, Mrs.
john Buciak, Miss Gladys Corbitt, Mr. George Cash-
man, Miss Patty Kelleher, and Miss Margaret Newell.
Another organization in which many pupils have
enlisted is the U. A. Consumer's Pledge, founded by
Mrs. Roosevelt. The pledge follows: I. I will buy
carefully. Z. I will take good care of what 1 have.
3. I will waste nothing. 4. I will do all I can to make
my home, community and country ready, sufficient,
and strong. All who make the pledge are given a
small pin saying, f'l've enlisted" to show their mem-
In response to an appeal by the United States Navy
for 500,000 solid model airplanes of fifty different
designs, a group of Newburyport High students has
formed a club to assist in the making of these models.
The club includes forty boys who work during their
class hours in the shop and fifty additional boys who
work after school under the supervision of Mr.
In answer to numerous requests, girls, too, will be
allowed to help in this vital work. Because of the
limited facilities of the regular school shop, another
unit will be formed in room 306. Each member will
receive a certificate from the United States Bureau of
Aeronautics for every plane he completes.
The goal of the club is to complete fifty different
models that will pass the inspecting committee, which
will be composed of three or more men who are recog-
nized for their ability in this type of work.
The planes range in wingspread from SIA" to 25"
and include those of five different nations. They are
used to train army and navy personnel in the estima-
tion of distance, gunnery practice, and aircraft recog-
nition. A model suspended 35 feet from the sights
of a gun will correspond to a real plane a half mile
All around school for the past month or so, posters
have been seen to the effect that we should save
paper to help our council and our country. On
February ZS, 4,190 pounds of paper and 1,048 pounds
of magazines had been turned in and baled. In cash,
this came to tli33.5Z. Paper is still coming in, but it
cannot "Help your Council" until more people vol-
unteer to bale it.
Recently, Mrs. Harry, the guidance director for
N. H. S. started a knitting club, which has already
started a "friendship blanket" for the Red Cross, and,
as soon as this is finished, they will do some work for
the navy. The members are Carolyn Kelly, Lor-
raine Taylor, Doris jones, Rose Caramagno, Eleanora
Caramagno, Mary Lee Henry, Grace Trabach, Lor-
raine Geoffrey, Loretta Coen, Mildred Blakeley,
Barbara Beasley, Ann Sewacke, Betty Reynolds,
Genevieve Crowley, Georgia Tapley, and Marjorie
64Something Newi' Is Added
To Faculty Lunch Room
A recent addition has been made by the Art Depart-
ment to the faculty lunch room, remodeled from the
old supply closet by Mr. Preston Titus, and supplied
with curtains by Miss Florence Adams' Home Eco-
TEACHERS DINE IN STYLI-I
This contribution from Miss Phyllis Hodgdon's art
students is in the form of murals. One has already
been completed and the second is under way. Be-
cause of the brick walls of the room it was impossible
to draw the murals directly on the walls, so they
were drawn on paper with pastels and mounted on a
background of wood. The first scene is a restful land-
scape consisting mainly of a mountain in the back-
ground and a lake in the foreground. A fixative
which will render it more permanent has been applied.
The students who have worked on this project are
Nancy Weare '43, Priscilla Williams '43, Tony Bar-
baro '43, Paula Lallas '42, and Betty Shannon, a
postgraduate. Their efforts in helping to make this
room more attractive will certainly be appreciated
by the faculty.
Instructor Leaves N. H. S.
To Operate Large Farm
In September, 1930, Mr. Edwin Wilder came to
Newburyport High School to teach chemistry. During
his twelve years at N. H. S. he made many friends
among the students as well as the faculty. Mr. Wilder
has seen many changes take place and has seen both
teachers and pupils come and go.
For several years he was sub-master under Mr.
Ewart, our preceding principal, and, until the time
of his departure, was co-ordinator of extra-curricular
activities at Mount Rural.
At present Mr. Wilder owns and manages a large
produce farm in Sterling, Massachusetts. Later he
may undertake other defense work.
MR. EDWIN WILDER
Before he left, Mr. Wilder was given a number of
farewell parties. On Thursday, February 26, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilder were guests of honor at a dinner, given
by the faculty, at 4 High Road, where they were pre-
sented with a lamp. The following day an assembly
was conducted for him during which the student body
gave Mr. Wilder a barometer and a defense stamp-
book for each of his two children. His 4th, Sth, and
7th period classes also gave him a rousing send-off by
giving parties for him, at which various gifts were
presented to him.
ln regard to his leaving Newburyport High, Mr.
Wilder stated, HI regret leaving Newburyport very
much." He also added, "1 have met many loyal
friends and spent many happy hours at N. H. S."
New Edition of G4Compass"
To Be Produced bytStail
The Clipper's Compass staff is preparing its third
edition under the direction of Miss Nancy Sornborger.
This modern version of the old "Freshman's Bible"
originated with a group of freshman English classes
in 1939. The first edition was mimeographed and
distributed to freshmen. Because of the interest of
upper classmen and the financial assistance of or-
ganizations and classes it was possible to issue the
second edition in printed form. This year's staff are
also planning to have their issue printed. Money for
this project is being donated by various classes and
the Student Council. In anticipation of this assistance
the Clipper's Compass staff is helping collect waste
paper for the Council. A pony cart owned by jackie
O'Connor and driven by james Zafris, Milton Leavitt,
and Arthur Hewitt was used in collecting paper.
The staff includes the following: Editor in Chief,
Milton Leavittg Business Manager, james Zafris,
Secretary, Olga Stekionisg Student Council Represent-
ative, Lorraine Coffeyg Alternate, Barbara McGlewg
Associate Editors, Arthur Hewitt, Lois Noyes, Jeanne
Antonopoulos, Connie Daoust, Eileen Durkee, Shirley
Murphy, Head typist, Olga Pizarg assistant typists,
Bertha Reed and Doris Russell.
Organize New Club
In February, 1942, two pupils, Mary Mantarian
and Norman Checkoway, asked Mr. Nock about
starting a tennis club. Mr. Nock approved and the
Student Council granted the N. H. S. Tennis Club a
charter on March 9. Mr. Preston Titus, a former
tennis instructor, has accepted the position of ad-
The club is planning to' have many intermural
tournaments and is hoping, in May and june, to play
with teams from some of the surrounding towns. The
purpose of this organization is to further interest in
the game at N. H. S. It is expected that there will be
about sixty members when everyone has signed up.
The officers are President, Norman Checkowayg
Secretary, Mary Mantariang Student Council Rep-
resentative, Kenneth Witcombg Student Council Al-
ternate, Ann Chapin, Girls' Captain, Mary Lee Henry'
Boys' Captain, Walter Pond.
Boys Show Patrlotism
By Ballng Scrap Paper
One of the many patriotic activities at H. S.
is the baling and selling of waste paper, which is much
in demand because many lumbermen and factory
workers have joined the armed services. The Student
Council is in charge of the baling machine and the
collecting of paper. A city truck has been used to
bring in paper from homes and grammar schools to
the high school to be baled. A number of patriotic
N. H. S. boys have taken charge voluntarilyg others
have been asked. A plan now in progress is to have
the boys in each home room take charge, beginning
with the Freshmen. Freshman homerooms 317, 315,
and 308 have already had their turns.
"KlilCI' 'ICM BALINGH
In baling, the paper is placed in a hopper at the
top of the machine and compressed by means of a
lever which forces the top of the baler down. More
paper is added and then compressed until a compact
bale about two feet square is made. Pieces of card-
board are placed at the top and bottom, and pieces of
wire are fastened around the bale to hold it together.
Then the machine is opened and the bale removed.
lialed paper is worth sixty cents a hundred pounds
while paper not baled is worth thirty-five or fifty
cents a hundred. Baled paper is more convenient to
handle and is more easily stored since it requires
First Freshman Class
Elections are Held
On February 24, the Class of Forty-five held the
final election of its first class officers, electing William
Brown, president, Norman Brooks, vice president:
Julie Hewitt, secretary, Robert Munroe, treasurer:
and Marjorie Mackie, historian.
PRESIDENT WILLIAM BROWN
Jackman School gave the Class of 1945 its first
president, William Brown. Bill is enrolled in the
Scientific Course here at N. H. S. He has already
proved himself versatile in athletics, having participat-
ed in football, baseball, and basketball. However, he
asserts that his two favorite sports are sailing and
julie Hewitt, the class secretary, graduated from
the Parochial School and is now taking the Latin
Course. She likes to swim, dance, and play the piano.
Robert Monroe, the man who handles the class
funds, also hails from the Parochial School. He is
fond of all kinds of sports, but his favorite is skating.
The class historian, Marjorie Mackie, graduated
from the Currier School. She likes the summer months
because she can indulge in her favorite pastimes of
roller-skating, dancing, and tennis. She is enrolled
in the Latin Course and is a member of the tennis and
From across the line, the Spalding School in
Salisbury sent us Norman Brooks, the freshman
vice-president. Norman has quite a collection of
stamps, for stamp collecting has been his chief hobby
for some time. He is taking the general course at
N. H. S., and chemistry is his favorite subject.
Senior Class Eleets
The permanent president of the Senior Class, Wil-
liam Tobin, is certainly a well-known and well-liked
person. He is taking up scientific subjects but as yet
is undecided as to his future. Although a native
Bostonian, liill is no different from the boys in New-
buryport. He enjoys popular band music and is an
ardent follower of both baseball and football. This
graduate of the Albert Currier Grammar School enjoys
reading all types of books, and movies take up much
of his spare time.
The vice-president of the class, Dorothea Condon,
is also the vice-president of the Student Council. This
is only the beginningg she is on the Record Board, in
the Baton Corps, a member of the French and
dramatic clubs, and was a member of the Senior
Play cast. After graduating from the Immaculate
Conception School, "Dot" entered the Latin Course at
X. H. S. and next year is planning to enter Trinity
College in Washington, D. C. She likes to drive, but
she especially enjoys acting as pianist for various
Margaret Newell is the red-headed secretary of the
class of 1942. She, too, is a graduate of the Im-
maculate Conception School and is taking the Com-
mercial Course. She is different from many girls in
N. H. S. in view of the fact that she plans to become a
mechanical draftsman. Peggy enjoys roller-skating
very much and has a keen interest in photography
and in driving.
A product of Plymouth-Morton junior High, Fred-
erick Dill has a fine record for the three years he has
been at X. H. S. He is in the Latin Course and hopes
to go to work after graduation. His chief outside
interest is photography. "Buddy" was a member of
the cast of "What a Life" and is a member of the
Mount Rural Players. He is also the business man-
ager of the Enaitchess.
Irving Dickie is historian of the Class of 1942 for
the second consecutive time. He is a graduate of the
Kelly School. Of his subjects in the Scientinc Course
he prefers history His greatest interests are football
and basketball, and he is a member of the Student
Council and had a part in the Senior play. He hopes
to serve his country in the navy or in the coast guard
Mr. William Lowell Speaks
On Fluorescent Lighting
On December Z, 1942, a novel assembly was pre-
sented to the student body of Newburyport High
School. Through the efforts of Mr. Edwin Wilder,
Mr. William Lowell, lighting expert employed by the
Hygrade Sylvania Corporation of Salem and Ipswich,
was brought here, where he gave a highly interesting
and at times amusing demonstration of trick lighting
and the new fluorescent lighting. The assembly was
very well received by the students.
Mr. William Lowell, who attended N. H. S. and
graduated from M. l. T. in 1926, is very enthusiastic
about fluorescent light. He stated that fluorescent light
costs less than our present day lighting, gives off about
two and one-half times as much light and, in general,
is much better than the illumination which we now
use. This new light is now used to aid national de-
fense in a variety of ways. For example, it is used
to illuminate practically all defense factories, a differ-
ent type of it is now found in the cockpits of planes,
and recently experiments have been made with it on
When asked if he thought there was any difference
between present day N. H. S. and the old high school
which he attended, Mr. Lowell replied that the new
high school is so much better than the old one that
there is Uno comparison" and that even our lighting
system is very much improved.
Secretarial Studies Club
Has Successful Programs
As usual, the Secretarial Studies Club has put on an
interesting program each month. The club officers,
with two other members, plan the programs in which
members of the club take part.
The program for December was as follows:
"Development of Personality"fBertha Reed.
"Offices in the Movies vs. Actual Life"fConstance
"Trades and Tricks"
Howard Bicknell, presidenteaVictoria Garfi.
Edgeworth Clifford, vice presidentaLoretta Coen.
Gail Shorey and Constance Robinson worked with
the Executive Board.
joanna Terzis and Margaret Campbell were chosen
to assist the Executive Board for the january pro-
gram, which follows:
"Voice and Conversationw- 'joanna Terzis.
"The Road to Almost Anywhere"-eKathleen Harris.
"Badge of Honor"
Rathbert Howard, general manager of Carson's
Gwen Howard, his daughters'-Mary Page.
Dwight Henderson, comptrollerfEdith Packer.
judith Bonds, Henderson's Secretarya
lt was at this meeting that Miss Barrett. club ad'
riser, reported that the duplicating work done by
various club members for the committee engaged in
war work was very much appreciated.
ln February a play, "In My Opinion," was pre-
sented. The cast included:
Walter Albert, President of Websters Inc.4
Kay Rand, Websters secretary ........., Virginia Blake
Mrs. Lucas Maltman, President of the Womens
Study Club .......................................... Bertha Reed
jennie Jerome, Chairman of Civic Affairs
Committee ...........,..,.............. Virginia Chorebanian
Mary Keefe and Ruth Woods assisted the Execu-
In March there were two programs. The following
was presented to club members only:
"Getting the Most Out of High School"-
"The First jobeStill a Problem" ....... Betty Perkins
"Your Best Friend Won't Tell "........ Peggy Campbell
ln the same month a play was presented, and junior
shorthand-typewriting pupils were invited.
"Diogenes Looks for a Secretary"
by Archibald Bowle.
jimmy, an office boy ..........,........ ........ j ean Magowan
Miss Divine, stenographer ....... .,....... K athleen Harris
Miss Corliss, stenographer .....................,.,. Loretta Coen
Stacy Smith, file clerk ...............,.. Virginia Chorebanian
lst applicant ..........,......
Znd applicant ..........
3rd applicant ..,....
Marie, office girl .......................................... Bertha -Reed
N. H. S. Glee Club Has
An Eventful Season
JAM ES GRAHAM, ACCOMPANIST
Among the activities of the Newburyport High
School Glee Club the most recent was the entertain-
ment between the acts of the Senior Play. Those
who participated were Robert Sargent, Phyllis Irving,
'Thelma Perfect, Margaret Hagopian, Lois Noyes and
Edith Pray. The club has sung twice before the
Parent-Teachers Association. On December ZO, the
members of the Glee Club sang in a Christmas pro-
gram over station WLAW in Lawrence. At Christmas
time the club gave a concert in the N. H. S. auditorium
and presented a program of carols of different lands.
The day before school closed members of the club went
through the corridors singing carols.
The Glee Club is planning to participate in Music
Night to be held in April. The club is still con-
sidering the purchase of caps and gowns for the mem-
bers to wear at its functions next year.
Seven Council' Committees
Carry On Many Projects
The Student Council, still a comparatively new or-
ganization at N. H. S., has endeavored during the past
year to prove its usefulness to the student body. Its
accomplishments retiect not only the efforts of its
members, but also the cooperation of the student body
which has enabled it to fulfill its purpose, namely,
to become an organization through which all students
may voice their opinions, either personally or through
their representatives, for the promotion of good will
and good government at N. H. S.
The Student Council is divided into seven groups.
The committees and their duties are as follows:
Assembly Committee--Chairman, Beatrice Parks.
To have devotional exercises once a month, in the
auditorium, to cooperate with other committees in
programs for the good of the school and the students
as a whole. This committee has been in charge of two
full length assemblies: one was to introduce the
Council to the students, and the other was the fare-
well assembly in honor of Mr. Wilder.
School Welfare and Hills CommitteefChairman,
Olga Stekionis. To read and present bills submitted
by students at Council meetings, such as the change in
corridor traffic and the honor roll, to suggest im-
provements to old rules of the school, and to intro-
duce new ones for the good of the student body.
Finance CommitteenChairman, Charles Jackman.
To raise money for various projects to be undertaken
by the Student Council. This is the committee which
is in charge of the paper collecting, and sponsored
Charter Committeee fChairman, Irving Dickie. To
present charters to all home rooms and existing clubs.
The latest organization to be granted a charter is the
N. H. S. Tennis Club.
Publicity Committeee--eChairman, Mary Mantarian.
To interest groups to have displays in the alcove such
as tlj Art Department, C25 Clipper's Compass, Q35
Household Arts, and t4j, the patriotic display by the
Social CommitteeWChairman, Kay Harris. To as-
sign pupils to the alcove each period to welcome
guests. This committee sent Student Council Repre-
sentatives to the Senior Reception and the Sophomore-
Program Committee sChairman, Lorraine Coffey.
To take charge of all projects undertaken by the
Council which do not fall to the other committees.
It does, however, assign certain phases of the work
to other committees. This committee sponsored Color
Day and the food drive at Christmas for the Salvation
The Council with its various committees, hopes
that it has successfully carried out its duties and will
welcome any suggestion for the good of the student
body and the school.
N. H. S. Has New Instructor
N. H. S. was exceedingly fortunate when it secured
Miss Grace Watters, who recently became Mrs. Fred-
erick A. Gates, as a teacher in the Home Economics
Department. Mrs. Gates came to Newburyport from
MRS. F. A. GATES
the high school in Townsend, Massachusetts. She is
a native of Fall River, Massachusetts. Mrs. Gates
attended Framingham Teachers College and did
practice teaching in New Bedford and Bourne. She
has always been interested in the subject she teaches.
Mrs. Gates enjoys playing basketball and refereeing
basketball games. As a hobby she collects figurines
anrl also does a considerable amount of reading.
French Club Prospers
Many activities have been undertaken by the
French Club this year to promote a greater interest
in the study of French. Some of the members in
the club have purchased song books, and now they are
able to sing songs in French during their meetings.
A quantity of playbooks has been purchased by the
club, and short skits are enacted by the members at
various meetings. French flags have also been pur-
fCo1ztinued on page 34, Col. ZJ
P FUN A D FROLIC
GGWhat A Life" Scores Hit
Produced by Senior Class
On February 13 and 14, f'What a Life" was pre-
sented by the Class of 1942 when Henry Aldrich,
the character created by Clifford Goldsmith, was
brought to life on the stage of Newburyport High
Under the direction of Mr. Fred W. Parsons, Robert
jones, as Henry Aldrich, did a remarkable job, and his
leading lady, Sybil Bothwell, in the role of Barbara
Pearson, ably assisted him. 'fWhat a Life" is the
story of two days in the hectic life of any high school
boy who gets into every kind of trouble imaginable.
The office of the principal is the center of all the
action, and the entrances and exits of various teachers
and pupils provide much comedy. The boys of the
stage crew produced an effective setting which re-
ceived much favorable comment from the audience.
This group worked under the supervision of Miss
Also outstanding was the music which was pre-
sented between acts. Under the direction of Miss
lzobel Burgstaller, Robert Sargent, Margaret Hag-
opian, Edith Pray, Virginia Rogers, Lois Noyes,
Thelma Perfect, and Phyllis Irving appeared as the
iirst school-trained music group to help in a Senior
play. Their selections were "The Star-Spangled
Banner," "God Bless America," Brahm's Lullabyj'
and "Old Gloryf'
fln the order of appearancej
Miss Shea, secretary of Mr. Bradley ............ jean Plouff
Mr. Nelson, assistant principal ............,..... Milton Kray
A Student ..................................
A Student ............................
Mr. Patterson, a teacher ........
Miss Pike, a teacher .............
Bill, a student ....................... ..
Miss Eggleston, a teacher ........
Miss johnson, a teacher ..........
Mr. Vecchitto, a parent ...........
Henry Aldrich, a student ........
Barbara Pearson, a student ........ .......... S ybil Bothwell
Gertie, a student ........................
.. ............... Ann Buciak
Mr. Bradley, the principal ......... ......... D avid Murphy
Miss Wheeler, a teacher .............. ........ G eorgia Kafalas
George Bigelow, a student ........
Mrs. Aldrich, Henry's Mother .........
Mr. Ferguson, from Police Headquarters
Mary, a student ..........,.............................. Loretta Coen
Students ..................,........................... L ....... Bertha Reed,
Mary Harris, Pauline Micklon, Irving Dickie
Acr I-The Principals office in Central High School.
A morning in spring.
Acr II-The same. The following morning.
Acr III-The same. An hour later.
Stage Crew: Faculty Chairman-Miss Catherine
Coffin, Kenneth Chase, Everett Holbrook, Edward
Duggan, Francis Barbaro, Alvin Kessler, john Gove,
Guy Carpenter, Joseph Dondero, Robert Colburn,
William Newhall, Constant Stashio, Clifton Eaton,
Ross Miller, Irving Cook, Anthony Barbaro, John
Cook, Ernest Dorr.
Publicity: Faculty Chairman-Miss G. Gladys
Corbitt, Georgia Tapley, Paula Lallas, Joanna Terzis,
Louise Champoux, George Cashman, Bertha Reed,
Music: Faculty Chairman-Miss Izobel Burgstaller,
Robert Sargent, Margaret Hagopian, Lois Noyes, Vir-
ginia Rogers, Thelma Perfect, Phyllis Irving, Edith
Properties: Faculty Chairman-Mr. john F. Dono-
van, Eva Matthews, Paula Steward, Gloria Steele,
Harley Plante, Alton Edmunds, Mary Mantarian.
Prompters-Virginia Blake, Edith Dow.
Ticket Committee: Faculty Chairman-Mr. Edward
Spalding, Robert Chouinard, Philip Feigenbaum, june
Kernahan, Alton Edmunds, Virginia Blake, Hugh
Allen, Joseph Checkoway, Ruth Grygol, Byrnes Hol-
brook, Frances Ross, Doris Russell, Mildred Gold-
smith, joseph Fosillo, Victoria Garfi, Mary Keefe,
Virginia Young, Mary Maguire, John Rolfe.
Candy Committee: Faculty Chairmen-Miss Mary
Collins, Miss Ethel Stevens, Ruth Woods, Eleanor
White, Beatrice Webb, Grace Trebach, Barbara Todd,
Gail Shorey, Alma Moore, Pauline Micklon, Ruth
McGlew, Peggy Nason, Margaret Newell, Mary Page,
Jean Parsons, Olga Pizar, Avyce Olson, Elinor Rear-
don, Patricia Haley, Marjorie Lyons, Virginia Chore-
banian, Margaret Murphy.
FRENCH CLUB PROSPERS
fCon.tinued from page 33, Col. 23
chased for the two French classrooms, 315 and 310.
The membership badge is a tiny French flag, one of
which has been given each member.
Flag Raising Held Daily
A SALUTE TO "OLD GLORY"
No doubt many tardy pupils at N. H. S. have been
caught by the sounding of the trumpet at Hag raising
time each morning. Two boys from the Senior class
help raise the tiag while Eliott Chase plays the trumpet.
The raising of the Hag takes place at the front of
the building sometime betwen 8:15 and 8:20.
W. H. Southworth Directs
Series of Health Tests
On February 4 and ll the students of Newburyport
High School took a series of health tests. These
tests were given for a study to be made by a joint
committee representing the Massachusetts Depart-
ment of Public Health and the State Department of
Education. The purpose of these health tests is to
find the health needs of high school students. There
are twenty-seven schools participating with about
12,000 students taking these tests. Since the four
tests were to be corrected by a special electrical de-
vice, special soft-lead pencils were used by the
students. The tests were given to obtain the following
information: tlj judgment of health practices, KZ!
knowledge of health. 135 interest in health courses,
and Q43 health of individual students.
Mr. W. H. Southworth of the Massachusetts De-
partment of Public Health supervised the health tests
in our high school and was much pleased by the good
spirit in which Newburyport High School took them.
"Co-operation has been splendid," he said.
Fourteen Seniors Enter
N. I-I. S. Defense School
The school machine shop has opened a twelve
weeks course for Seniors. This was done because of
a great shortage of skilled machinists needed for vital
war work. To be accepted. the applicant must be
between the ages of eighteen and nineteen, a Senior in
Newburyport High School, and be able to pass a
The present class is composed of fourteen Seniors.
They are learning how to make machine tools, and
when they graduate, they will be able to find a job
in virtually any defense plant. They operate ex-
pensive machines, as training for those to be used
later in industrial plants. The students have four
hours of blue print reading a week and two and a
TRAINING FOR DEFENSIC WORK
quarter hours of mathematics every Saturday. They
are in the shop from one to five o'clock six days a
Seniors enrolled in this class are Allen Adams,
jacob Avakian, john liayko, Ronaldo Brisson, Elmer
Butt, Harold Buxton, William Fasey, Harold Coombs,
.Xngelo Dagres, john Clifford, john Kubik. Arthur
Manson, Costa Talas, and john Rolfe.
yy yy H.
AT 9:55 yy
Mr. Wilder, chairman for the assembly, presented
Mr. Gordon, Agent of Public Relations for the Shell
Oil Company. Mr. Gordon spoke of the benefits of
petroleum research work being done in the industry,
and the scientific and chemical value of the work. He
said that plastic materials and synthetic rubber were
useful in the industry. Two moving pictures "Oil
from the Earth" and "Pipeline" were shown.
Mr. Nock introduced Mr. William P. Lowell, jr., a
representative of the Hygrade Sylvania Company. Mr.
Lowell gave an interesting talk on the progress in
lighting and gave several demonstrations. He used
different types of lights and showed the difference
fluorescent lighting makes on colored materials. He
also demonstrated the various steps in the development
Periods three and six were interchanged to allow
the high school students to assemble in the auditorium
to hear President Franklin D. Roosevelt deliver his
war message. The student body was silent, realizing
the significance of the message and the seriousness of
Devotional exercises were held under the direction
of the teachers. Mr. Pike read a portion of the Bible,
Mr. Davidson led the Lord's Prayer, and Mr. Wilder
led the flag salute. Christmas selections were sung by
the Glee Club under the direction of Miss lzobel
Mr. Nock informed an assembly of senior boys of
the School Committee's decision to allow boys, seven-
teen years of age or over and who are able to fulfil
certain requirements to enlist in the armed forces of
the United States and still receive diplomas. Mr.
Nock also spoke of a special nautical course to be
given at the Massachusetts Maritime School.
The monthly devotional exercises were held in the
auditorium at 8:15 olclock under the direction of the
Student Council. .-X Bible selection was read by june
Murphy. Robert Sargent sang UO Lord Most Holy"
by Caesar Franck, accompanied by Susan Page at
the piano. The Lord's Prayer was led by Ray Harris,
and the salute to the Hag, by Edward Shaw. Mr.
Nock announced that instructions for an air raid drill
had been received and that a drill should be expected
anytime. He stressed the fact that the retention
drill and the evacuation drill must not be confused.
MR. STANLEY NOYES PRESENTS BOOKS
Mr. Stanley Noyes, president of the Class of 1924.
presented about one hundred and twenty-five new
books to the library in behalf of his class and 'tin
Memoriam of Mary Elizabeth Tourtillotte 1898-1924
aFriend and Teacher, Class of 1924." Miss Tourtil-
lotte came to N. H. S. in 1920, where she taught
French until her sudden death in 1924. The class
put aside 35200 to be used in her memory in the new
high school when we should be fortunate enough to
obtain one. The Glee Club under the direction of
Miss Izobel Burgstaller sang "Send Out Thy Light"
and "Unfold" with solos by Thelma Perfect and
Robert Sargent, accompanied by James Graham at the
piano. The Reverend Lawrence Hayward read sev-
eral poems: "The Cremation of Sam McGee". "The
Wreck of the julie Plante", "The Drum of Drake",
"The Best School of All", and "The Solitary Reaper".
Beside the picture of Miss Tourtillotte on the stage
was a bouquet of flowers given by Mrs. Elizabeth
Sornborger Streiff and Dr. Vida H. Gordon, members
of the Class of 1924.
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fContinued from page 36, Col 29
Students learned how to balance the budget through
a film, secured by Mr. Edwin Wilder, entitled "Manag-
ing the Family Income." The success and program of
a typical American family in balancing the budget
was pictured. A second film, "Sailors Without Uni-
formsf' was produced in England and showed how
English fishermen keep England supplied with fish and
aid her by cutting and laying mines. The long coast-
line of England was shown to have stretched across
the Atlantic Ocean and reached from Southampton to
the Panama Canal, and beyond.
Girls interested in nursing met in the auditorium
with Mrs. Cora Miner Barry, guidance director at
N. H. S. She announced that "Open House Week"
would be held in hospitals throughout the state Jan-
uary nineteenth through the twenty-fourth. This gave
girls interested an opportunity to visit hospitals in
Boys of the three upper classes met in the audi-
torium, where Mrs. Cora Miner Barry introduced C.
A. Murry of the United States Engineering School of
Boston, who spoke on practical engineering. He illus-
trated his talk with movie slides.
Mrs. Cora Miner Barry as chairman of this as-
sembly introduced to the junior and senior classes Mr.
Richard B. Talcott, d-irector of the Social Service
Bureau of Cambridge. Mr. Talcott introduced Irving
T. Richards, Ph. D., president of the Cambridge
Junior College, who spoke on "Planning for College
during the Emergency Period." He emphasized the
fact that students should stay in school and should
take responsibilities. To quote Mr. Richards, 'fStu-
dents should be dependable and trustworthy, and if
a person has a talent in some field, he should carry
it through in spite of war conditions."
JANUARY Z 7
Mrs. Doris C. Reed of the Leslie School of
Cambridge, Massachusetts, spoke to an assembly of
girls concerning home economics and teacher training.
Mrs. Reed was introduced by Mrs. Cora Miner Barry,
Seniors were the guests of Home Room 103 under
the direction of Miss Marjorie Noyes. Tony
Matthews, chairman, introduced Mrs. H. Hawthorne
Benedict, who vividly described the siege of Poland
and her difficulties in fleeing the country. "Poland
fought fiercely, for the freedom she had been deprived
of for 150 years," she said. She also said that ration-
ing was much stricter than it will be here. There
everything was rationed, families being allowed one
pound of sugar a month. Mrs. Benedict enjoys
America but she would like to know what has become
of her many friends in Poland.
The monthly devotional exercises were held under
the direction of the Student Council. Dorothea Con-
don, vice-president of the Council, was chairman. A
passage from the Bible was read by Bertha Reed, the
Lord's Prayer was led by Alma Moore, and the Flag
salute, by Richard Walsh. Thelma Perfect sang "The
Lord's Prayer", accompanied by Susan Page at the
piano. Mr. Nock announced that plans for the sale
of defense stamps in school had been made.
Members of the household arts, art, and domestic
science classes met in the auditorium under the direc-
tion of Mrs. Cora Miner Barry, guidance director.
Mrs. Barry introduced Mr. Ashley Bickmore, director
of admissions of the New England School of Art. "Art
today is used as a means of earning one's living, but a
certain amount of talent is needed," he said. He
stated that there are professional careers in art, and
companies usually use pictures with slogans in adver-
At an assembly for Juniors and Seniors Mr. Francis
L. Keane, representative of the Boston office of the
United States Employment Service, spoke of the field
of opportunity for high school graduates. He stated,
"In hiring employees the modern business man is
looking for the man who will give him the most
profit," and 'fappearance and personality are of the
utmost importance. The sure way not to get a job
is to tell your interviewer that you can do anything,"
and "the world does not owe anyone a living," he
Professor Oscar T. Smith, in charge of the mer-
chandising and sales course in the College of Business
Administration at Boston University, addressed the
Juniors and Seniors. Professor Smith spoke of the
various opportunities in the field of merchandising
and sales. "The reward of a salesman is in propor-
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tion to his contributions," stated Professor Smith. He
said, "A young man of normal abilities should prepare
himself for a top pcsitionf'
FEBRUARY 19 ,
Football awards were presented by the Athletic
Council. The assembly opened with Co-captain
Victor Woron leading the flag salute. The school
sang the "Star Spangled Banner" under the direction
of Robert Sargent, Thelma Perfect, Lois Noyes, Edith
Pray, Margaret Hagopian, Virginia Rogers, and
Phyllis Irving. Coach O'Donnell made a brief speech
and then awarded letters and jackets to the following
senior boys: Co-captains Victor Woron and Joseph
F osillog Donald Zabriskie, Walter Woron, John Bayko,
Robert Chouinard, Harold Coombs, Irving Dickie,
Arthur Doyle, Everett Page, john Rolfe, Harley
Plante, and manager Charles Crowley. The under-
classmen who received letters were Rosario Garfi,
captain-elect, William Brown, Roland Liberte, Michael
and Paul Twomey, Alfred Fuchs, Gerald johnson,
joseph Gill, Bernard Meader, Frank Murphy, Charles
Pond, and Daniel Sullivan. Mr. N ock awarded letters
to cheerleaders Maurice Chatigny twho had left to
join the navyj , Desire Chatigny, Charles Bashaw Qnow
in the United States Navyj and jean Magowan.
Desire Chatigny accepted Maurice's insignia and Ger-
trude Bashaw received that of Charles. The follow-
ing senior baton girls also received letters: Dorothea
Condon, Patricia Haley, Angie Marcellos, Alma Moore,
Mildred Goldsmith, and Bertha Reed. Brief talks
were given by Joseph Fosillo, Victor Woron, and
Captain-elect Rosario Garfi. joseph Fosillo presented
a pen and pencil set to Coach O'Donnell on behalf of
the squad. The coach accepted a set for Tony Cav-
anaugh in the latter's absence. The assembly con-
cluded with the singing of the school song.
An assembly was held under the direction of the
Student Council for the purpose of giving a farewell
gift to Mr. Edwin A. Wilder, teacher of chemistry at
N. H. S. for eleven years. Desire Chatigny, president
of the Council, was chairman of the program. Mr.
Spalding made a brief speech expressing the feeling
of the entire school as he pointed out how much we
regretted Mr. Wilder's leaving. The chairman then
presented Mr. Wilder with two barometers as a gift
from the student body, as well as two defense stamp
albums for his children, Suzanne and Bruce. Mr.
Wilder expressed his thanks and the school sang
"Auld Lang Syne".
At an assembly for girls.Miss Katherine Sheppard,
a resident of Newburyport and a representative of the
Household Nursing School in Boston, was introduced
by Mrs. Cora Miner Barry. Miss Sheppard said that
a registered nurse is more successful when she applies
for a nursing position, therefore it is necessary to
attend an accredited school. She also said that it
isn't wholly what you get from training but what you
giveg a nurse must have personality and be a good
scholar. She stressed that girls must choose their own
field and work for a good position in this field.
Mr. Donovan introduced Mr. Harold A. Monstrom,
under whose direction three students from the Essex
.Agricultural School gave talks and demonstrations. A
talk was given on plant nutrition by Christie Mpelkos,
a specialist in plant growing, who gave an interesting
demonstration of plants which had been planted the
same day in different types of soil. Robert Anderson
told of poultry-raising at the school. Ralph Reynolds
spoke briefly on his work on a dairy farm last summer.
Miss Ganter of Wilfred Academy spoke before an
assembly of girls. Miss Ganter said that personal
appearance is of vital importance in securing a job
and that personality is the road to success. She also
said that girls should know about fads and what they
can afford. Wear stockings for work or business.
Slacks are for sportwear and not for school or city.
One should wear make-up that is becoming, but
should not wear her hair in a certain style because
someone else does. To avoid mascara and eyeshadow
in the daytime and to let one's eyebrows be natural
were more hints Miss Ganter gave us. She stressed
that cleanliness is the basis of good grooming.
At an assembly for juniors and Seniors Mr. Donald
Robertson, from Lynn Burdett College, presented the
film, "I Want a Job". This picture dealt with a boy
who had just lost his job and gone in search of an-
other. Mr. Robertson said, "You should plan for
your job and work for plansf' also, "you should have
something to offer your employer."
An assembly was held for all college preparatory
students in the school, under the direction of Mrs.
Cora Miner Barry. Mrs. Barry introduced Professor
Max Grossman of Boston University, who spoke on
newspaper work. '
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And gaze with queer bewildered stares,
I .f Like travelers in foreign lands.
They blunder into Senior classes,
Nh , Then much embarrassed they retreat,
Mx R' l'i' I To hold their noses at chemical gases,
N And wonder when they'll ever eat.
11- Ll But here's to the bemuddled frosh!
'PHC' l l, B We send to them a cry of cheer.
N 6, nw f M V They may pull boners now, by gosh,
T 9 But their turn to laugh will come next year.
4' Caro! Furlong, '45
Z, 'lt N INVENTIONS OF THE MONTH
, A Q g 1. One-way doors to keep boys in homerooms during
5 -...NL-'D ' A yA y if the third period.
www Z. Built-in water faucets in Record for Boners' dry
NECKTIES Q jokes-
The Board of Sqhogling gf our City 3. Greased stairs to help clear the building during
Has decreed tit is a pitylj
That round the neck of each school lad
Must be a necktie, good or bad.
ln all good faith the rule was made,
But was resented by each young blade.
And there you have the start of a fad,
Which made the faculty rather mad.
ln collar-less shirts the boys appeared,
And from bare necks the following leered:
Bow ties, straight ties,
Artists ties, jazz ties,
Gaudy ties, plain ties,
Silk ties, cotton ties,
Striped ties, spotted ties,
Even shoe strings used as ties.
Can we hope from out this mess
Peace will come to N. H. S.?
Richard Fowler, '43
There are many Sophomore girls who would like to
give a party for the juniors and Seniors. We know
jean Antonopoulos "Wood", But would Mayellen
Shattuck be 'tRoland" around? I don't know, but
jean Bateman might f'Bob" in. Aurelia Martellini
would have a "Stack" of cookies ready, which the
famous vice-president, Brenda Dyer, would serve to
Eleanor Cox. janet Graham would "Don" her best
dress for the event, and Betty O'Brien would be
"Sonny" all the evening. The Little twins would be
there too, to discover a new heart-throb. For Ann
Chapin's sake let's hope they wouldnit go to Danvers.
They drop their books and trip on chairs,
With Hoorplans clasped in feverish hands,
MODERN NURSERY RHYMES
A dillar, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon?
Blame it on Boutinl
Mary had a little lamb.
Its fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went
She took a bus.
Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
tShe was doing defense work.J
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Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
Look out! Miss Burgstaller will get you!
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells.
Oh, shucks! I hate to hoe!
Higgeldy Piggledy, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
QThe ladies are on a diet.j
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn't know where to iind them.
CUpper right hand drawer in the office desk.J
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she didnlt know
what to do.
tThey're in the navy now.J
Little jack Horner sat in a corner
Eating a pumpkin pie.
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said, "Sabotage!"
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone.
When she got there,
E-e-e-k, a mousel
They say Costa Talas is a good dancer.
The Virginia reel is his specialty.
Is it true that Charlotte's a good writer? And
what is her favorite city?
Dear Mr. Could Be,
She writes a Page a day and her favorite city is
I hear Murray is taking up hunting.
I Am Curious
Dear I Am Curious, '
Yes, he's bought a new Garand riiie.
Is Sullivan as honest as they say?
He'd Steele the state of Virginia if he could.
Chum to Plante, who was walking through the cor-
ridor with three pretty Amesbury girls: "I see you're
all prepared for an immediate blackout."
Who makes the girls' hearts ,skip a beat?
Who's our man about town?
Who'll win each time that he'll compete?
It's Freshman Billy Brown!
Boners Song Hits
Thanks for the Boogie Ride Byfield Bus
You're Gonna Miss Me When
South of the Border
Keep 'Em Flying
Any Bonds Today?
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Only Want a Buddy Not
Wednesday, 3rd Period
Enough of that. We also read books!
Sailor on Horseback
Good-by, Mr. Chips
Giants in the Earth
We're not finished yet. How
Hold Back the Dawn
about the movies?
So we can sleep
Mayellen and Ozzie
We all know a Senior named Page,
Whom we seldom see act his age.
As George Bigelow
He was quite apropos,
And made a great hit on the stage.
There once was a Senior named Bob,
And falling for girls was his job.
He was ever a flirt
Until he met Gert,
But now he's deserted his mob.
We know a cute kid named Mick,
Who we see has made quite a hit
With a very tall lad,
- Who, we hear, has it bad.
'Tis he that we all call Vic.
NEWII URYPORT HIGH RECORD
That blossoming Freshman named Bill
On the gridiron has showed us his skill.
His blush is permissible,
His curls, irresistible,
.Xnd he sure gives those young girls a thrill.
'I'here's a certain young Senior named Kray,
Who always has something to say.
He argues his case
Till he's blue in the face,
.Xnd he'll agitate any old day.
THE AWFUL TRUTH!
Miss Sellers: 'tYesterday when I told you to come
after school for help in your history, no one came."
Mary Mantarian: "Oh, Miss Sellers, I was going to
come, but I had to go to detention."
Miss Sellers: "I thought I had detention yesterday.
Where were you?"
Visitor: "Those pupils should be home in bedf' ,
Visitor: "They're blue in the face."
Pupil: "Oh, they're not sick."
Visitor: "Not sick?"
Pupil: "No, they've just started wearing necktiesf'
Miss Sellers: "Dill, what was Carnegie famous for?"
Dill: twith a sighjg "Steele"
Last week we took a ride out to the Pike and
came to a Connor where the road crossed. There
were Sellers of gasoline, but we Do-nog-hue they were.
'tl.utz stop," someone said. We did and bought some
Ethel. When we started the Pierce arrow, the motor
made a Noyes and began to Nock a Little. After
crossing two Brooks, we came to Lyons dance hall
and got out to have a Waltz or two. My partner
started Coffin, but I told him he should grin and
Barrett. Then it Watts time to go home.
ODDS AND ENDS
The other afternoon Chouinard, Plante, Page, and
Zabriskie were seen playing leapfrog on the front
lawn. More fun!
Some of the elastics which the Freshmen have been
playing with resemble inner tubes in size. QTeachers
Look out, boys! Patches will soon be swiped from
your trousers for the quilt which the junior Victory
League is making.
At a recent rehearsal, the Glee Club was asked by
"judge" Carpenter to sing an encore, because he was
dancing behind the curtain.
"Horatius at the l3ridge": Stevens and Murdy
down at the bridge during an air-raid.
"The equator is a menagerie lion running through
"Mushrooms grow in damp places: that's why they
are shaped like umbrellas."
QUOTAISLE QUOTES Cor are they?J
"He left a promise to return within an hour." Dis-
"And racing through the forestf' Skipping school.
"Lo, what befell! He threw his eyes aside."
"Under an oak, whose boughs were moss'd with
age." Mr, Davidson's slide-rule.
I hope that I shall never see
A mark as gruesome as a D,
A D that shows I did not work,
That shows my homework I did shirk.
D's are marks for fools like me,
Which only work can change to B.
And if l ever should get D,
Oh! how embarrassed I should be.
I'd work each day, rain, shine, or snow,
Till all my lessons I did know.
See how easy it would be
To study first and get no D.
Arlene Clzampoux, '44
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, Weather . O Sun rises in
Wednesday fair, h S S the east, sets
fvllvwed by C CHIOI' 1I'CH in
Thursday the west.
SENIORS AID IN VICTORY CAMPAIGN
Several members of the class of '42 at N. H. S. have
been given special permission by the B. I. F. Depart-
ment to carry on secret investigation of suspected
sabotage of Henry Deorockiis paper route. These
pupils have adopted aliases which, of course, are
military secrets. However, the Senior Siren, living up
to its usual standard, has procured the information
and now offers it to its readers. Louise has become
Haircut instead of Champouxg Vivienne, Long instead
of Short, Beatrice, Spider instead of Webb, Marjorie,
Tigers instead of Lyons, Fred, Sweet instead of Dill:
Kenneth, Run instead of Chase, Edward, Straight in-
stead of Curley, Helen, Wrong instead of Wrightg
Aria, Yell instead of Call, and Edith, Canner instead
SPY RING EXPOSED
Since lack of evidence prevented the arrest of five
high school seniors as spies, they are now being held
on charge of gumchewing in Ellen Sweeney's barn.
Through the deduction of Detective George Ferguson
Cashman, and his body guards, "Sweets" Chatigny
and "Pee-Wee" McGlew, the suspects were rounded
up. In an ensuing gun battle, Eldon Bradstreet, a
bystander, was killed by a bullet through the small
toe of his left foot. The spies were identified by
their peculiarities of eicpression, which run as follows:
David Murphy-"How do you do?"
Mary Mantarian-"My mind just won't function."
Georgia Kafalas-'tHi ya, Sugarfootln
Nick Sarantakos-"Rise, please."
Earl Morrill-"Did you say ten cents?"
GOSSIP COLUMN . . . by DIDJA KNOW
Greetings all youse guys and gals! Gather round,
chillun. Your faithful little blood-hound has been
snooping in every nook and cranny, through key
holes, and under doors, and here she is with all the
latest gab about school. Of course ,I don't like to
gossip, but .... Our own little Irving Dickie has been
inquiring into the Price of things lately. What's
A. H. S. got that we haven't, besides Patty? .... We
hear that ladies' man, johnny Rolfe, has been going
in for blonds lately. Why John! .... And then there's
the joke about Mary Page and her Buddy breaking
up fwhat am I saying?j .... Did you know that
Franny Ross's secret passion is raw onions? In case
of air raid, no doubt .... The Beal-Edmunds case
is still going strong. Don't Barb and Al make a
sweet couple? .... Boots Chouinard has been Ip-
swiching lately. Who is she, Boots? .... Bertha
Reed has discovered that itls the Little things that
count .... Quiet little Eleanor White has a heart
interest-a soldier from Georgia. What is it, the
southern accent, Eleanor? ..... Flash! ..... Mr.
Anthony Matthews, Esq., has gone Odd Mood. Tony
dear, at your age? .... We hear that Avyce CVeronica
Lakej Olson has been doing all right for herself. How
about it, Avyce? .... At long last we've discovered
the benefit of Current Events--they prove that Jacob
Avakian can talk .... That noisy Buxton boy has
been awfully quiet these days. Gone intellectual,
Bucky? Or has the kitty got your tongue? .... By
the way, have you seen the ring Betty Chase has been
flashing around? Looks serious .... Ever notice how
much Kay Harris looks like Rosalind Russell? Oh,
for a double like Kay! .... Question of the week:
What attraction does Haverhill have for Edith Dow?
Answer: She probably likes the scenery fyeahlj
. . . . Dorothea Searle has discovered that she doesn't
have to go beyond Byfield to find an eligible Prince
Charming .... "Don" means more than a Spanish
title to Patricia Haley. Have we hit it again, Pat?
. . . . Wonder how full is the hope chest "Paul" gave
Mary Harris for Christmas. Anybody know? ....
They tell me Albert Hurst used to string along five
girls at a time in grammar school days .... The tire
shortage isn't stopping a certain Ipswich gentleman
from seeing Virginia Letalien regularly. Tell us more,
Gin .... Ever notice how much space Allen Adams
occupies? Comfort's the thing, eh Allen? .... We
are told that whenever Catherine Jacques goes to
Portsmouth, sheis sure to have a good time. What's
the attraction, Kit? .... And that, folks, is the news
up to this minute. Be with you again, so until then,
GIANT ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN CONSTRUCTED
The defense plant of N. H. S. announced yesterday
that the giant anti-aircraft gun that has been under
construction for the past ten minutes was finally
NEWBURYPORT HIGH RECORD
ready for a test. This morning all attempts to trans-
port the huge mechanism into the stadium for trial
resulted in failure. Workers of the defense plant were
faced with a serious problem when the twenty-five
foot machine would not conveniently slide through
the two foot door.
John f'Dynamite,' Desmondwas called to blast the
side of the building. In the explosion, Eleanor Peche
collided with Nancy Jackman and broke a finger-nail.
One of the several flying doors broke the crystal of the
watch "He" gave Irene Boutin for Christmas. Wanda
Stashio administered first aid to Ellen Dow and Janet
Aubin, who, because of their refusal to separate, were
injured by the same speck of dust.
The gun was finally wheeled into the stadium
where it proved very effective in shooting down all
model airplanes within a radius of just about. Angelo
Dagres, who drew up the blueprints, was interviewed
by Navy agents, Charles Bashaw and John Donahue.
It is believed that the gun may be used for Coastal
William Casey, who inserted all the screws, and
Ronaldo Brisson, who polished the finished mechanism,
were complimented on their fine work. Arthur Man-
son and John Kubik, who were responsible for its
completion four minutes ahead of schedule, were given
long term contracts. These defense workers had
interesting stories to tell to Olga Pizar, who took
lengthy notes in shorthand. The now famous gun is
being named after Virginia Young. The first shot
during today's tests was fired by Gordon "Sergeant"
BOOK STORE OPENS
The corner of High and Low Streets was the scene
yesterday of the official opening of "Bookworms'
Haven". The store was decorated by Robert Colburn.
The owner and operator of "Bookworms' Haven",
Costa Talas, greeted nearly a thousand interested
and enthusiastic bookworms. Also on the deception
line were his assistants, Lorraine Duggan and Donald
The store contains about 10,000 new books, all
published by Hook or by Crook. Among the books
that aroused the most interest were these:
"Captains Courageous" Joe Fosillo and Victor Woron
"My Country and My Peoplen ........... A gnes Benedict
"Behind the Footlights' ........................ Loretta Coen
"How to Win Friends and Influence People"
J Victoria Garfi
f'Confessions of a Scientist ................ Thomas Ferrick
"So You Want to Get into the Theatre"
" Better Tennis" ....... .......... E verett Holbrook
"So Big" .............. ............ E ftimeo Talas
"Outdoor Life" .................................... Harley Plante
"Bud" Coombs has just returned fro-m a motor trip
to Amesbury, where he has been seen in the company
of a young lady named "Sandy", or so reliable sources
In a. recent beauty contest, Arthur "Dimples" Doyle
was awarded first prize for having the biggest feet.
Leona Chetsas was rushed to the Anna Jaques Hos-
pital in an ambulance yesterday as a result of a severe
Howard Fernald received Commendation from Navy
officials for donating his fleet of newly repaired and
freshly painted rowboats.
Dorothy Knox, Doris Russell, and Ruth Woods
were guests on the 'fWe, the Pupils" program last
evening. Each guest received a copy of Eva
Matthews' "Sketches on Scenes in 103". Walter
Woron, also of this city, was master of ceremonies.
Ethel Roaf and Grace Trebach left today for
positions as hostesses at Camp Whatsit.
Leland Giard of the U. S. Navy was home today
on thirty days leave because of illness. The doctor's
prescription was to gaze for at least one hour each
day on a certain Jewel.
Gail Shorey was taken to a First Aid Station be-
cause she scratched her linger when she fell down on
The local police have appointed a committee of
three, Eleanor Reardon, Margaret Nason, and Virginia
Blake, to investigate the mysteriuos disappearance of
sso,ooo DEBUT AT J. J. NEWBERRYS BAR
Miss Jean Plouff made her entrance into the social
world last evening amidst a whirlwind of music and
dancing at that exclusive night spot, J. J. Newberry's
Bar. Miss Plouff wore blue dungarees and a red
plaid shirt. She was pursued all evening by Milton
Kray, a dashing young school teacher. It would
probably have resulted in an engagement if Bobby
Jones hadn't broken it up with his beanshooter.
Everett Page, who was the toastmaster, burned his
fingers several times during the course of the evening.
The orchestra, which consisted of Dorothea Condon
at the piano, William Fletcher with his harmonica,
and the violinists, Ann Buciak and Mildred Wood-
man, played "Old Zip Cooni' and "Deep In the Heart
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Paula Steward and Gloria Steele were late in ar-
riving because several times Paula was stopped and
given a ticket for speeding.
William Bothwell and Stanley Reda, who were
bouncers, were rushed to the Anna Jaques Hospital
after a series of bounces on the concrete sidewalk.
Several times the police were called to stop a riot. In
spite of the murder of Philip Feigenbaum by an un-
identified young lady in a yellow evening dress, and a
hand to hand fight between Catherine Sotiropoulos and
Leo Murray, the party was a social success.
C U in the FUNNIES
Mutt and Jeff ............ Jimmie Raymond-Peter Jeuvelis
Ned Brant ...... L .............,....................... John Kekopoulos
Superman ............ James Kelley Cwe don't get it eitherj
Billy the Boy Artist .......................,........ Charles Merrill
Li'l Abner ............................................... Vernon Mowrey
The Katzenjammer Kids ....... ...... G eorgia Tapley-
Tillie, the Toiler ..................... ....... A ngelina Marcellos
Don Winslow of the Navy .................... Donald Murphy
SLOGANS SUIT SENIORS
Vim, vigor, and vitality ................ Virginia Chorebanian
Keep 'em frying ...,............ .................. J ohn Cook
99 44!l00'k pure .....- ........... ............ M a ry Keefe
It pays to shoot straight ................................... Ray Hills
Eyes and ears of the world .............. Charles Estabrooks
Tough, but oh so gentle ...... ......... J ohn Bayko
What makes him tick? ....... ......... B ill Tobin
Covers the earth ............... ........ J oe Dondero
Be prepared ........ ............................ J une Kernahan
tan air-raid warden, no lessl
Chases dirt ................................................... John Clifford
Something new has been added ......... Margaret Murphy
In seven days I'll make you a new man .... Robert Stack
Keep 'em Rolling .... Margaret Newell-Anne Savukinas
SPORTS CLUB ORGANIZED
A charter for the f'Speedy Spartan Sports Society"
was drawn up last evening in Skunk Hollow. Con-
stance Robinson is chairman of the girls' athletic
committee, Norman Howard of weight-lifting, Richard
Creasey of hunting, and Kenneth Witcomb of tennis.
INFORMATION Boorn OPENED
Nicholas Contos has opened an information booth
giving free information on Rowley.and its immediate
GREAT ORATION DELIVERED AT N. H. S.
Ruth McGlew performed one of the greatest feats
in the history of Newburyport High School when she
delivered a two hour oration in Miss Sellers' second
period class. Upon request of the students, the bells
were held until Miss McGlew tinished.
1919 Maxwell sedan for sale. Cheap. Four tires. Apply ' ARTIST de luxe available. Every painting a masterpiece.
Basil Reilly, High Road, Newbury.
ITOR SALE-Detailed, accurate, history information. Reason-
able rates. Apply Charles Zoolalian, home room 101.
WANTED-Capable news -find to give current events for me.
Must be prepared to give two or three a day if necessary.
Ggapo arm bands for the ushers in the' corri-
dors. Very urgent. Donald Zabriskie.
BEAUTIISUL blond half for sale. Bargaifrates. I Sybil
Bothwell, home room 109.
SALE-Complete wardrobe of civilian clothes. Con-
dition excellent. Hugh Allen, U. S. N.
DIMPLES for sale or to let. Guaranteed to get your man.
Apply to Barbara Todd, Rowley.
Will work from garret to cellar. Results guaranteed.
MAN available for odd jobs, especially dishwashing. Apply
Herbert Cronin, home room 107.
iroizTsXielsee0A3QLQHaSSpiiyillivfiiwriat Amare", slightly
damaged. Apply Lilly Fotinopoulos, High Street, New-
TYPIST available. Errors neatly erased. Conscientious
worker. Good references. Betty Perkins, home room 103
FOR SALE-All the noise home room 105 can stand. Address
rcply to Byrnes Holbrook.
DON'T BE A WALLFLOWER!
Learn to dance with
ON THE STAGE AT THE ORK FOR
the ninth consecutive week!
Mildred Goldsmith and Alma. Moore
"The Twirlers of Twil-ly Town"
"Let us do your worrying
DEATH OF THE BLUES CO.
Charles Crowley, Prop.
ELMER BUTT'S BUTT CO.
We sell cigarette butts.
All brands. All sizes.
Vote for an honest man.
LISTEN TO DEXTER DONAHUE
tell about his operation
NEW BOOK OF TESTED RECIPES
now on sale
Written by Jean Parsons
Cfamous for her "cookies"J
SELF SERVICE GARAGET-SERVICE WITH A SONG LISTEN To ALEX BONDAR -
You provide service-I provide song
JOE CHECKOWAY .News Commentator
.fthe singing garage many, prop. over Station WWWW 13 oclock every
LISTEN TO -' 8' " " '
CAREFREE CAMPBELL TONITE AT THE SPITZ
the THE TERRIBLE TRIO starring
Sunshine Songstress Maguire, Grygol, Micklon, with
on the John Ballantyne
Melodies for Milkmen Program '
5:00 A. M. JUST OFF THE PRESS
-.-- D "My Success Story" or
PERSONALITY FOR SALE "How to Beat t-he 8:15 Bell"
Be pleasing! Be popular! By Della Tilley
DOROTHY LUCEY 8: CO., INC. Now on sale at all book stores.
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NEWBURYPORT HIGH RECORD
The Cub" .....
Voice of L. H. S." ......
The Aegis" .........
The Record" .........
'The johnson journal"
'The Lawrencian" ......
The Cycle" ..........
'The Argus" ............
'Brown and Gold" ......
'Purple and Gold" .......
Thesaurus" ....... ..
Phillips Bulletin" .... ..
The Senior" ...,. ..
Pine Whispers" .... ..
Colby Echo" .................. .......
The New Hampshire ................
Classical Review .......
The Focus" .............
Bellingham Beacon" ..
The Aegis" ..................
Ipswich High ..........
Lincoln High .......
Beverly High ...........
Boston English High .........
Stephens College ........
johnson High ......
Lawrence High .......
Woodsville High ........
Gardner High ......
Haverhill High .......
Manchester High School ....... .......
Phillips Academy .......
Girls' High ...........
Westerly High .............................. .
.......Lincoln, N. H.
........North Andover, Mass
........Wooclsville, N. H
.West Manchester, N. H
................Westerly, R. I.
Winston-Salem High Schools ............... Winston-Salem, N. C
Colby College ............................
University of N. H. ...... .
Classical High .........
Saugus High ..........
Bellingham High ........
Beverly High .................,.................
We found your section of 'KCampus Echoesu particularly interesting. Also especially
enjoyable on the lighter side was "The Dust Pan."
.........Durham, N. H.
..........Providence, R. I
'The Record" ............................ Boston English High .......................................... Boston, Mass
Perusal of your literary section continues to be one of the brighter spots of our
Exchange reading. In fact, your entire magazine is consistently good. just one question
-how do you do it?
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W. W. Hicks S'i""""'
THE BAKER T 66 Lime Street T
Herbert J. Chase
R W Barnard O D KEYS, LOCKS and BICYCLES
l l I I I
Light Machine Work
-- 8 Middle Street T
50 Pleasant Street Newburyport Newburyport, Mass.
CLASS of 1944
Cnmplmwnls Saunders' Drug Store
H. C1-msrian SAUNDERS, Reg. Plz.
Leon and Teddy Cor. Lime and Purchase Sts.
Highlawn Rest ,
132 High street Dr. J. H. O Connor
CARE OF CONVALESCENT and
ELDERLY PEOPLE DENTIST
State Approved Class A
Z4 hr. Nursing Care --- 34 Pleasant Street --
Susrw E. Tommy, R. N., Supt. Tel. 1017-W
M. Francis Twomey
CI F ,4 Dealer in
ass O 5 RANGE and FUEL OILS
Z8 Purchase Street Tel. 689
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank
Henry B. Trask, President John T. Lunt, Treasurer
Charles W. Morse, Assistant Treasurer
Deposits ...... 36,502,000
Assets ...... 7,339,000
Deposits go on interest the Hrst business day of each month.
Dividends payable the first Monday of May and November.
Christmas, Vacation and Tax Clubs-Agency for Savings Bank Life Insurance
Federal Shoe Repairing Shop
MASIS ZOOLALIAN, Proprietor
We Specialize in Invisible Resoling
Umbrellas and Overshoes Repaired
1922 - 20tlz ANNIVERSARY - 1942
Cor Federal and Atwood Sts.
Fred W. Chase
CONFECTIONERY -:- ICE CREAM
Orders Solicited for
WEDDINGS and DANCING PARTIES
M 33 State Street -
Tel. 424 Newburyport
D. Cashman Hardware Co.
DUPONT PAINTS and VARNISHES
Your Patronage is A ppreciated
Telephone 332 30 State Street
L. L. Peavey Co., lnc.
HARDWARE - SPORTING GOODS
55 Market Square
Telephone 977 - 988 Newburyport
Fitzgerald Motor Sales
Sales PONTIAC Service
- 37 Liberty Street -
J. l"l8flC2l' ind Sons
WE DO IT RIGHT
PAINTERS -:- DECORATORS
13 Liberty Street
Hoyt Drug Co., lnc.
FRANK HOYT, Reg. Phar.
THE REXALL STORE
14 Pleasant Street Newburyport
J0lll1 Gfaham and SON
1 Z6 Market Square --
The Diamond Match Company
LUMBER and BUILDING MATERIALS
18 MERRIMAC STREET
Tel. ZZOO- ZZ01 Newburyport, Mass.
W. E. Atlcinson Company
COAL - :- OIL - :- GRAIN - :- LUMBER
Building Materials of All Kinds
Z7 WATER STREET Telephone 4
Robert J. McKinney
124 High Street - Telephone 850
Residence 130 State Street - Telephone 32
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
Table ancl Booth Service
MARKET SQUARE NEWBURYPORT, MASS.
Open All Night Telephone 1080
Compliments o f
Sallord's Jewelry Shoppe Dr- J- J- O Connell
-4 36 Pleasant Street - - 39 Slate Street M
Tel. 1141 Newburyport Tel. 2000
Gosselin Furniture Co.
J. Richard, The Tailor
3 Charter Street Newburyport
GIFTS - GREETING CARDS FIT GUDARAANTEED
49 pleasant Street CUSTOM MADE CLOTHES
l'hone 184 Newburyport, Mass. A150
Cleaning 1 Pressing - Repairing
Where you will End tlze needed Gift
Everything Medicinal for Your Needs
Electric Therapeutic Lamps
Electric Sun Tan Lamps
Electric Heating Pacls
Our Prescription Department is
Daniel l.. Lynch
especially well and Open to your
Charles Davis State and Essex Streets Telephone 468
PHARMACIST Greyhound Bus Lines
Cer, Pleasant and Green 515, TWA and American Airlines
269 Merrimac Street
The Merchants National Banlc
VVYILLIAM ILSLEY, President
EDGAR F. Novus, Cashier
Member of Federal Deposit
1, .tual Illki
Whitefield Launderers and Cleaners
ZZO Merrimac Street
Odorless Garment Cleaning-Rug Shampooing-Permanent Moth Proofing
PHONES: AMESBURY 225 - NEWBURYPORT ZSOO 5 ROWLEY Z5-3
BEST IVISIIES OF
institution for Savings
IN NEWBURYPORT AND ITS VICINITY
Deposits go on interest third Wednesday in January, April, July and October.
Dividends payable fourth Wednestday in April and October.
ASSETS SI 3,2 70,000
122 years of uninterrupted service and dividends.
Savings Bank Life Insurance Agency
JOHN ELLIOTT JOHN TELFORD ELLIOTT
Jolm Elliott and Son
License in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine
THE STORE TO GET YOUR VACATION NEEDS
Newburyport General Store
37 STATE STREET NEWBURYPORT, MASS.
Compliments of Get Your lce Cream and Luncheons
P. R. D d s
C C S
OPTOME-TRlST 4 State Street
"Treat Yourself to the Best"
75yQ State Street Tel. Z07
Real Home Made lce Cream
Laboratory Tested MILK and CREAM
346 Merrimac Street Tel. 1783-W
Always Open for Inspection
"A GOOD PLACE TO EAT"
102 Pleasant Street
Est. of Jolm Canepa
FRUITS -:- CONFECTIONERY
H 43 Merrimac Street -
"The House of Craftsmanslzipn
A. H. Anderson, Inc.
SHEET METAL WORK and ROOFING
HEATING and VENTILATION
Prince Place Newburyport, Mass
Kalasliian and Leary
RANGE and FUEL OIL
Corner Kent and Merrimac Streets
C. Leary and Company
- ZOZ Merrimac Street -
Tel. 52 - 58
GROCERIES and MEATS
Quality and Service
341 High Street Tel. 690
CIougI1's Candy Shop
Art Jewelers and Qpticians FINE GROCERIES
NEWBURYPORT - WOBURN
GLOUCESTER 802 Purchase Street Lic. Vic.
Pearson's Boolc Store
Drew's Corner Store
STATIONERY -- BOOKS
35 State Street
38 Purchase Street
Compliments o f
20tl1 Century Cleansers andjlaunderers y
OUR NEW LOCATION
7 BARTLETT ST.
FOR WORK ON TIME PHONE 999
Cashman Brothers Co.
STEVEDORES - CONTRACTORS - TEAMSTERS
COAL "Dealers in Heat" OIL
75 WATER STREET
Tel. 243 NEWBURYPORT, MASS. Tel. 244
AUTOMATIC COAL and OIL BURNERS
Compliments of Sold - Rented - Repaired
Mildred E. Chase
THE ESTATE OF
.lere Healy gr. '-
c o A L y 'nffflf
42 Merrimac Street Tel. 36-W Agent for all makes Portable, Standard, Noiseless
45 State Street - Tel. 500
Enjoy A Good Time At The
YI WI Cl Al
Clubs - Classes - Gym Sports
BOARD and ROOMS at Reasonable Rates
Meals Served to the Public
The Mall Spa
PROSPERITY IS HERE!
VISIT THE MALL SPA
See for Yourself
Newburyport Building Wrecking
NEW and USED LUMBER
Franlc E. Pond
The Old Reliable
SELECT GROCERIES - FRESH F RUITS
Brick - Building and Roofing Material VEGETABLES and MEATS
Phone H- Newburyport 201
90-100 Merrimac Street Newburyport Telephone 842 113 Merrimac Street
Moody's City Taxi Service
Comfortable Cars - Courteous Drivers
GO SHOPPING BY TAXI
Trip Work is Our Specialty
20 Orange Street Newburyport, Mass.
Burlce and Crawslmaw
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS and MEATS
PURE OLIVE OIL
172 Merrimac Street
Tel. 1072-I Newburyport
WILLIAM E. DENNETT
CONFECTIONERY and TOBACCO
- 1 Bromfield Court -
TRI" OUR BROWNIES IN THE CAFETERIA
Badger Farms Creameries
UA GOOD PLACE TO EAT" Compliments of
A- C- RYGI1 The Brown Jewelry Co.
88 State Street TWO STORES
Newburyport Portsmouth, N. H
Newburyport, Mass' 8 Pleasant St. 12 Market Sq.
AT ZMW INCLUDING GLAZING
Fur coats remodeled in latest styles at half price
for summer months. Free storage. Showing the .
latest fashions for the coming winter. Fur coats re-
lined as low as 38.00. We also clean, glaze, match Paul K. Titus' D. M. D.
all kinds of fur. Satisfaction guaranteed. We also
buy fur coats. Let a furrier take care of your furs.
list. since 1912. We are reliable. K 59 State Street
J. Lehman Newburyport
S Inn Street Tel. 1484
WHEN ORDERING COAL Compliments of
D. nd H. ANTHRACITE
a H. A. Noyes
John H. Balch, Jr. RAW MILK
51 Water Street Telephone 101
E. T. and K. A. Walton Brothers
CARPENTERS and CONTRACTORS
17 State Street 10 Hanover Street Tel. 265-W
The Clipper Ship Restaurant
30 - 32 MARKET SQUARE
Class of 1943
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