Newton High School - Newtonian Yearbook (Newton, MA)
- Class of 1940
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Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1940 volume:
FRANK ANTHONY SIGNORE
364 Boylston St., Newton Centre
Sigi: Certificate: Weeks: Tufts: Honor
CAROLINE BIGELOW SIMONDS
48 Harrison St,, Newton Highlands
Cal, Cally: Academic: Weeks: Business
School: Chorus, 2, 3: German Club, 2, 3.
65 Pearl St., Newton
Dimples: Oflice Training: Natick High:
SHIRLEY ANNE SIMMONS
16 Willow St., Newton Centre
Giggles: Certificate: Good Counsel
Academy, New York: Regis: French Club,
4: Personality Club, 4.
MARGUERITE VIRGINIA SIMONIAN
113 Elliot St., Newton Highlands
Ginger: Olliee Training: Weeks: Field
Hockey, 2: "Midsummer Night's Dream,"
2: Mid-Winter Concert, 2, 3, 4: Chorus,
2, 3, 4: Social Studies Club, 4: Tennis, 4:
Vesper Services, 3, 4.
1603 Centre St., Newton Highlands
Nan, Zipper: Academic: Weeks: Allen
School of Costume Design: Chorus, 2, 3, 4.
,IOIIN ALBERT SKAKLE
1504 Centre St., Newton Centre
Jack, Skak: Certificate: Bigelow: Dart-
mfngh: Debating Club, 3, 4: Social Studies
,. u , 4.
ALICE LOUISE SKLADAL
145 Kirkstall Rd., Newtnnville
Certificate: H. A. Bordner High, Manila,
P. I.: Physical Education: Swimming
Club, 4: Field Hockey, 4: Basketball, 4:
145 Kirkstall Bd., Newtonville
Connie: Math: Manila Central High:
Manila, P. I.: M. I. T.: Basketball.
220 Langley Rd., Newton Centre
Nance, Nan: Academic: Weeks: Lasell
Jr. College: Archery, 3: Spanish Club, 4.
BARNABY PRESCOTT SMITH
299 Centre St., Newton
Smitty, Barney: Academic: Bigelow:
Emerson: Assistant Home Room Manager.
JACOUELYNE M. SMITH
74 Park Lane, Newton Centre
Jackie: Academic: Weeks: Lasell Jr.
College: Neophytes, 2: Home Room Mana-
ging 2: Chorus, 2, 3: Basketball Manager, 3:
ial Studies Club, 4: "Midsummer
Nightfs Dream," 2: Alpha Beta, 2.
LAURA C. SMITH
90 Woodchester Dr., Chestnut Hill
Lulu, Smitty, Lou, Certificate, Weeks,
Alpha Beta, Microphone.
NANCY G. SMITH
97 Garland Rd., Newton Centre
Nan, Nance, Certificate, Bigelow, Edge-
wood Park Jr. College, Alpha Beta, 2,
Mid-Winter Concert, 4, Chorus, Gym
Meet, 2, Personality Club, 4, Tennis, 2, 3,
Candy Committee, 4, Cavalry Club.
26 Rockledge Rd., Newton Highlands
Pat, Language, Weeks, Mount Holyoke
College, Cavalry Club, 3, French Club, 3,
Personality Club, 4, Knitting Club, 4,
Chorus, 2, Gym Meet, 3.
RICHARD PAIGE SMITH
89 Larchmont Ave., Waban
Smitty, Smythe, Dick, Certificate,
Warren, Bowdoin, Home Room Mana-
ger, 2, Cavalry Club, 2, 3, Debating Club,
3, Social Studies Club, 2, 3, Football
WENDELL FREDERICK SMITH
38 Westview Ter., West Newton
Smitty, Smythe, Math, Warren, M. I. T.,
Math Club, 3, 4, Aviation Club, 2, 3,
Home Room Manager, Intermediate Foot-
ball, Lunchroom Squad, 2, 3, 4, Legisla-
ture, 3, Newtonian Staff, 4.
WINTHROP PRESCOTT SMITH, JR.
74 Bowen St., Newton Centre
Presky, Smit, Business, Weeks, North-
eastern, Football, Junior Varsity, 2, Inter-
mediate, 3, Varsity, 4, Tennis, 2.
RUTH MASON SOMERVILLE
59 Highland Ave., Newtonville
Rufus, Some, Certificate, Day, Simmons
College, Camera Club, 2, Nature Club, 2, 3,
Vice-President, 2, Treasurer, 3, Personality
Club, 4, Honor Roll, 3, Girls' Chorus, 4.
66 Highland Ave., Newtonville
Betty, Bet, Bets, Academic, Day, Edge-
wood Park Jr. College, Honor Roll, 4,
Swimming Club, 3, Social Studies Club, 4,
Meet, 3, Alpha Beta, 2, Cavalry
. u , 3,
ORPHEUS SPIKES, JR.
47 River St., West Newton
Spiky, Cuban, Hon, Academic, Warren,
Boston College, Track Team, 3, Orches-
tra,,4, Band, 2, 3, 4.
HOWARD MARGET SPIRO
19 Stuart Rd., Newton Centre
H. M. S., Schlesspiro, Language, Weeks,
Harvard, Alpha Beta, 2, President, 2,
Microphone Club, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer, 4,
Debating Club, 3, Chemistr Club, 4,
Vice-President, 4, English dub, 3, 4'
Chairman Program Committee, 4, Oriole
2, Newtonite, 2, 3, 4, Feature Editor, 3, 4-
Newtonian, 3, 4, National Honor Society
3. 4, Junior Forum, 4, Lunchroom Squad,
4, Scholarship Roll, 2, 3, 4, Senior Execu-
NANCY JANE SPRAGUE
12 Irvington St., Waban
Nance, Nan, Spraiuie, Academic, War-
ren, Edgewood Par , Chorus, 4, Girls'
Gym Meet, 3, Cand Committee, Senior
Play, Scholarship Roll: 4.
STANLEY WESTON SQUIERS
15 Bradford Rd., Newton Highlands
Squeaky, Academic, Weeks, Aviation
Mechanics School, Christmas Vespers.
JOHN WHITAKER STEARNS
643 Watertown St., Newtonville
Certificate, Warren, University of Maine,
IDIS RUTH STEGLICH
93 Carlton Rd., Waban
Ruthie, Stegie, Certificate, Warren,
Bradford Jr. Collegie, Chorus, 2, 3: 4:
Glee Club, 4, "Tria by Jury," 4, Micro-
phone Club, 2, Drama Club Workshop.
3, 4, Scholarship Roll, 4, Cavalry Club, 3,
Social Studies Club, 4, Legislature, 4,
Girls' Gym Meet, 3, Junior Forum, 4,
"Midsummer Night's Dream," 2.
PIERRE MISSAK STEPANIAN
271 Waban Ave., Wahan
Django, Nipper, Pete, Certificate, New
Hampton School, Columbia University.
CLAY FREDERICK STEVENSON
9 Gay St., Newtonville
Steve, Academic, Day, University New
Hampshire, German Club.
15 Maple Pk., Newton Centre
Boots, Academic, Weeks, Katharine
Gibbs, Modern Dance, 2: Archery, 2,
NELLIE NORMA STILES
218 Grove St., Auburndale
Normy, Sisie, Oiliice Training, Warren,
CONSTANCE RUTH STOCKBRIDGE
36 Banks St., Waltham
Connie, Con, Academic, Warren, Fram-
ingham Teacher's, National Honor So-
ciety, 3, 4, Scholarship Roll, 2, 3, 4, Home
Room Manager, 3, 4, Senior Night Chair-
man, 4, Senior Play Committee, 4, Micro-
phone Club, 2, English Club, 3, Member-
shi Committee, 4, Gym Meet, 3, "Pirates
of Penzance" Ticket Committee, 3, Senior
Play Candy Chairman, 4, Social Activities
Board, 4, Newtonian Data Committee, 4.
MARJORIE M. STRAUSS
32 Devonshire Rd., Wahan
Straussy, Marjie, Language, Warren,
Smith, Knitting Club, 4, Drama Club
Workshop. 4: Girls' Chorus, 4, Scholarship
ELLEN WINIFRED SULLIVAN
24 Garland Rd., Newton Centre
Sully, Al, Nellie, Academic, Weeks,
Home Economics, 3, Safety Campaign, 2.
114 Dedham St., Newton Highlands
Gen, Jenny, Sully, Certificate, Weeks,
Regis, Hockey, 2, 3, 4, Gym Meet, 3,
Basketball, 2, 3, 4, Track, 2, Baseball, 2,
Archery, 2, 4, Tennis, 4, Badminton, 4.
ROBERT ZARCH SURABIAN
439 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre
Bob, Alec, Kelly, Weeks, Tufts, Glee
Club, 3, 4, Orchestra Leader, 3, 4, Drum
Major in Band, 3, 4, Music Club, 4,
Assistant Coach of Senior Play, 4, Assist-
gitgotach of Drama Club Play, 4, Drama
u , .
15 Bemuth Rd., Newton Highlands
Charlee, McGirh, Academic, Weeks,
Chamberlain School, Alpha Beta, 2, Home
Economies, 2, Gym Demonstration, 3,
Chorus, 4, Social Studies, 4, Knitting
Club, 4, Committee ol' 88, 2, Archery, 2, 4.
ROBERT TALBOT, JR.
183 Mt. Vernon St., VVest Newton
Bob, Academic, Cranston, Rhode Island.
37 Playstearl Rd., Newton
Al, Mathematics, Bigelow, Worcester
Tech, Curtis, Varsity Baseball, 3, 4.
61 Green St., Nonantum
Carmie, Oflice Training, Day, Golf,
2, 3, 4, Basketball, Intermediate, 2, Com-
mittee of 88, 2, Orange Book Staif, 3,
Literary Agent to Newtunite, 3, Costume
Committee of Senior Play, 4.
EDWARD AUGUSTUS TESCHNER, JR.
37 Thaxter Rd., Newtonville
Eddie, Tesch, Certificate, Day, Dart-
mouth, Legislature, 2, 4, Basketball,
Intermediate, 2, Varsity, 3, 4, Football, 3,
Orange Shield, 4, Boys' Athletic Board, 4,
Golf, 2, 3, 4, Senior Executive Council,
Assistant Home Room Manager, Varsity
Club, 4, German Club, 4, Honorl Boll,
2, 3, 4, National Honor Society.
28 Newland St., Auburndale
Bud, Tivie, Art, Business, Warren,
Springfield, Home Room Manager, 2,
Junior Varsity Baseball, 2, Anti-Bumming
Committee, 2, Intermediate Basketball, 3,
Boys' Chorus, 2, Glee Club, 3.
75 Carl St., Newton Highlands
Chet, Chetwick, Business, Weeks, North-
eastern, New England School of Aeronau-
tics, Member of Anti Bumming Commit-
tee, 2, Intermediate Basketball, 2, Track-
Team, 2, Baseball, Junior Varsity, 2,
Alternate for Senior Executive, Track
Team, 4, Outdoor Track, 3, 4.
DORCAS II. THOMAS
89 Gordon Rd., Waban
Duchess, Dore, Academic, Milton High,
Design, Archery, 4, Tennis, 4, Badmin-
SAMUEL LOGAN THOMPSON
83 Commonwealth Pk., Newton Centre
Sam, Certificate, Day, Dartmouth,
Intermediate Hockey, Legislature, 2, Ski
ALYCE EMILY THORNTON
4 Arlington Rd., West Newton
Al, Allie, Language, Day, Wellesley,
Math Club, 3, Tusitala Club, 4, National
FLORENCE NEVILLE TIMBIE
295 Highland Ave., West Newton
Flossie, Floo , Flooge, Language,
Warren, Mt. Iloglrgokeg Drama Club, 3, 4,
French Club, 3, 4, Cavalry Club, 4, Drama
Club Play, 3, Usher, 4, Gym Meet, 3.
ANNA THORESA TOCCI
127 Linwood Ave., Newtonville
Annie, Torchy, Business, Day.
ARNOLD B. TOFIAS
91 Mandalay Rd., Newton Centre
Arnie, Tof, Mathematics, Weeks,
M. I. T., Cornell, Camegie, Camera
Club, 2, Debating Club, 3, Math Club,
4, Home Room Manager, 2, National
PETER C. TORNABENE
372 Langley Rd., Newton Centre
Pete: Mathematics: Weeks: Technical
JAMES S. TOWNSEND
50 Lakewood Rd., Newton Highlands
Jim: Academic: Moses Brown School,
66 Lincoln Rd., Newton
Lou, Louie: Business: Day: University
of Southem Califomia: Golf.
18 Meredith Ave,,' Newton Highlands
Nat: Academic: Weeks: Chamberlain:
Committee of 88, 2: Gym Meet, 3: Senior
Picture Committee, 4.
80 Algonquin Rd., Chestnut Hill
Amy, Fluff: Academic, Oilice Training:
Brighton High: Cosmetology,
CORNELIA B. TURNER
25 Curve St., West Newton
Connie, Speller: Academic: Warren:
Dietitian: Girls' Chorus: Honor Roll.
2071 Commonwealth Ave., Auburndale
Ruthie, Rufus, Turn: Academic: Warren:
Nursing School: Nature Club: Personality
Club: Tennis: Badminton: Home Eco-
VIRGINIA MARTIN TYLER
15 Boylston Rd., Newton Highlands
Ginny, Ginger: Certificate: Weeks:
Dramatic School: Alpha Beta, 2: "Mid-
summer Night's Dream," 2: Gym Meet, 3:
Drama Club. 4: Glee Club, 4: Drama
Club Usher, 4.
331 Grove SL. Newton Lower Falls
Ute, 4Toot: Business: Warren: Notre
NANCY PAULINE UTTARO
331 Grove St., Newton Lower Falls
Academic: St, Bernard.
RITA FLORENCE VACHON
73 Faxon St., Newton
Dimples: Business: Day.
66 West St., Newton
Pee Wee: Business: Day: Boston Uni-
HAROLD F. VAN UMNIERSEN. JR.
145 Cabot St., Newton
Worsel, Language, Day, Harvard, Alpha
Beta, 2, Oriole, 2, Tusitala Club, 2, 3, 4,
Vice-President, 4, English Club, Program
Committee, 4, Newtonite Literary and
Features Staffs, 4, Scholarship Boll, 2, 3, 4,
Chemistry Club, Program Committee,
Chairman, 4, Lunchroom Squad, 4, Senior
Essay Committee, Chairman, 4, National
PAUL HENRY VAN WART
239 Central St., Auburndale
Van, Certificate, Warren, University of
Maine, Social Studies Club, Lunehroom
Squad, Track, Indoor, Outdoor, 2, 3, 4.
I Williams Ct., Newton Upper Falls
Academic, Weeks, Knitting Club, 3.
450 Dedham St., Newton Centre
Di, Language, Weeks, Wellesley, Honor
Roll, 2, 3, 4, Legislature. 2, 3, 4, Verse-
Speakin Choir, 3, 4, Junior Forum, Eng-
lish Clui, Drama Club, Newtonite, New-
tonian, Alpha Beta, 2, National Honor
19 Walsingham St., Newton Lower Falls
Certificate, Warren, Leland Powers
School of Drama, Neophytes, 2, Drama
Club, 3, 4, Senior Play, German Club, 2, 3,
Music Club, 4.
DEAN PRATT WAITE
176 Collins Bd., Wahan
Diz, Academic, Weeks, University of
Vermont, Pratt, Aviation Club, 2, 3, 4,
Secretary, Art Club, 4, Senior Play, 4,
Costume Committee, Drama Club Play, 4,
Gym Meet, 3, Senior Play Poster Contest
MARIAN MAXIM WAKEFIELD
66 Clyde St., Newtonville
Sally, Language, Day, Colby College,
Alpha Beta, 2, Knitting Club, Vice-
President, 3, Verse-Speaking Choir, 3, 4,
English Club, 4, Drama Club Workshop, 4,
Newtonite, Literary Staff, 4, Scholarship
Roll, 4, Junior Forum Committee, 4,
Senior Essay Committee, 4, National
ROBERT C. WALDEN
27 Hollis St., Newton
Bob, Academic, Marblehead High,
43 Bowdoin St., Newton Highlands
Academic, Weeks, Edgewood Park,
Alternate to Legislature, 3, Alpha Beta, 2,
Cavalry Club, 3.
ELIZABETH ALDWELL WALKER
26 Locksley Rd., Newton Centre
Bette, Betts, H. Bunny, Academic,
Weeks, VVestbrook Jr. College, Chorus.
9 Eldredge St., Newton
Bed, Business, Brighton High, Babylon
High, New York.
GEORGE BREWSTER WALKER
33 Mason Rd. Newton Centre
Gee, Horse-hair, Academic, Weeks,
Maine University, Band, Football, Varsity,
Intermediate, Junior Varsity, Junior V81-
sity Baseball, Indoor Track, 3, 4, Outdoor
'Ig'rack, 3, 4, Ski Team, 2, 3, Committee
ANNE'I'I'A ELIZABETH WALLACE
5 Nonantum St., Newton
Netta, Academic, Bigelow, Bouve School
of Physical Education.
VIRGINIA ROSE WALLACE Y
129 Grasmere St., Newton
Jinny, Academic, Bigelow, Framingham,
JOHN .JOSEPH WALSH
204 Grove St., Auburndale
T. K. B., Jack, Joe, Certificate, Warren,
Coast2Guard Academy, M. I. T., Legisla-
JOSEPH JOHN WALSH
204 Grove St., Auhurndale
T. K. B., Joe, Jack, Math, Warren:
U. S. Naval Academy or M. I. T., Physics
Club, Legislature. 2.
LENORE ALICE WALSH
15 Wetherell St., Newton Upper Falls
Lee, Dana, Oilioe Training, Weeks,
Commercial Club, 3, Debating Club, 4:
Social Studies Club, 4, Literary Agent, 3:
Scholarship Roll, 2, Newtonite, Exchange
Editor, 4, National Honor Society.
35 Hinckley Rd., Viiaban
Spider, Doug, Academic, Weeks, Trade
RICHARD HARDIN WARREN
115 Claremont St., Newton
Dick, Rich, Jeep, Language, Weeks,
Dartmouth, Newtonian, 3, 4, Edit.or-in-
Chief, 4, Drama Club, 3, 4, President, 4,
National Honor Society, 3, 4, Orange
Shield, 2, 3, 4, Scholarship, 2, 3, 4, Senior
Play, 4, Drama Club Pay, 3, 4, New-
tonite, 4, Junior Forum, 3, 4, Alpha
Beta, 2, Treasurer Neophytes, 2, President
Legislature, 4, Senior Executive Commit-
tee, 4, Gym Meet, 3, Glee Club, 4, Prize-
15 Newell Rd., Auburndale
Lo, Lowie, Academic, Warren, Nature
Club, 3, Chorus, 4, Puppeteers, 4, Bad-
minton, 2, Mid-Winter Concert, 4.
JEAN PAUL WEINSTEIN
70 Clements Rd., Newton Centre
J. P., Chance, Language, Weeks, Prep
School, Anti-Bumming Campaign. 2,
Newtonian Manager, 2, Newtonite Sports
Section, 2, 3, 4, Camera Club, 2, 3, 4.
GEORGE BAKER WELCH
876 Watertown St., West Newton
Star, Squelch, Language, Brunswick
High, Brunswick, Maine, Massachusetts
Nautical Academy, Indoor Track, 3, 4,
Varsity 4, Outdoor Track, 2, 3, 4. Varsity,
4, En lish Club, 4, Debating Team, 4,
Home gloom Manager, 4, Junior Forum, 4,
Literary Staff of Newtonite, 3, 4, German
Club, 2, 3, Junior Forum, 4, Senior Play
Usher, 4, Senior Essay Committee, 4.
FRANK HENRY WELLFORD
38 West St., Newton
Beujy, Academic, Newton High, Junior
Varsity Baseball, 2.
41 Calvin Rd., Newtonville
Doc, Cliff, Wheeler, Certificate, Day,
Bowdoin, M. I. T., Chemistry Club, 4.
42 Howland Hd., West Newton
Joanie, Jonie: Academic: Warren: Gulf
Park Jr. College: Aviation Club, 3: French
Club, 3: Girls' Track, 3: Knitting Club, 4:
Social Studies Club, 4.
6 Brentwood Ave., Newton Centre
Bubbles: Certificate: Immaculata High,
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Nursing Course
Simmons: Drama Club Workshop, 4:
Math Club, 4.
MERRILL ATWOOD WHITE
490 Chestnut St., Waban
At: Language: Warren: Williams: Na-
tional Honor Society, 3, 4: Scholarship
Roll, 2, 3, 4: Newtonite, Business Staff,
3, 4, Features Page, 4: Math Club, 3, 4:
Senior Play Usher: Chemistry Club, 3, 4,
Treasurer, 4: Newtonian Proof Editor:
Assistant Baseball Manager, 3, 4: Junior
ROBERT W. WHITEACRE, III
206 Cabot St., Newtonville
Bob: Certificate: Bigelow: M. I. T.:
Charter Member Science Activity: Alpha
Gamma Tau, 3, 4: Debating Club, 4:
Football Manager, 3, 4.
JAMES MAXWELL WHYNOT
26 Knowles St., Newton Centre
Jim, Jacques: Certificate: Weeks: North-
eastern: Math Cluh, 3, 4.
JEANNE WELLS WICHT
25 Moreland Ave., Newton Centre
Tutty: Academic: Weeks: Mt. Ida or
Colby: Chorus, 2, 4: Cavalry Club: Social
Studies: Outdoor Pageant, 2.
115 Warwick Rd., West Newton
Jackie: Certificate: Day: Edgewood
Park Jr. College: Sophomore Executive
Council: Orange Shield: Chorus: Archery:
Senior Play Candy Committee.
RUTH ELAINE WILES
106 Charlesbank Rd., Newton
Willy: Office Training: Bigelow: Mem-
ber ol' Girls' Chorus, 2, 3, 4.
AUDREY JEFFREY WILEY
2061 Washington St., Waban
Academic: Warren: Chamberlain: Drama
Club, 3, 4: Business Committee.
DANIEL LOFTON WILLIS
1071 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre
Dusty, Dan, Lucky Teter II: Certificate:
Worcester South High: Boston University
C. B. A.: Cavalry Club, 3: Gym Meet, 3.
EVERETT STUART WILSON -
20 Whitney Rd., Newtonvllle
Stew: Certificate: Day: Worcester Acad-
cmy: Legislature, 2, 4: Hockey, 2, 3,
Varsity, 4: Tennis, 2, 3, Varsity, 4.
RAYMOND WILSON. JR.
ll Graydale Cir., Auburndale
Lefty, Ray, Bud, Willsie: Academic:
Warren: Boston University, C. B. A.
ROBERT RUSSELL WILSON
99 Arlington St., Newton
Bob, Business, Bigelow, Northeastern.
CHARLOTTE HUNT WIT
38 Burr Rd., Newton Centre
Chickie, Charl, Academic, Weeks, Sim-
mons, Emerson, English Club, 2, 3, Spanish
Club, 3, 4.
ELIZABETH SHAW WOOD
1301 Centre St., Newton Centre
Betty, Beth, Certificate, Canadian
School, Chengtu, China, Colby Jr. College,
THELMA S'I'OCKWELL WOOD
15 Ashcroft Rd., Newton Highlands
Thelly, Woodie, Olliw Training, Hig:
School of Commerce, Springfield, Gir '
Outing Club, 4, Swimming Club, 4.
J. HAROLD WOODS
109 Parker St., Newton Centre
Woodsy, Woodsman, Certificate, VVeeks,
Dartmouth, Alpha Beta. Treasurer, Out-
door Track, 2, 4, Varsity, 4, Indoor Track,
2, 4, Varsity, 4, Tennis, Cavalry Club,
Vice-President, 2, English Club, Home
Room Manager, Newtonite and New-
tonian Features Staff, Glee Club, 2, 4,
Math Club, 4, Committee of 88, .lunior
Forum, 3, Senior Play Usher, Outdoor
Concert, 2, 4, Mid-VVinter Concert. 2, 4,
Social Studies Club, 4.
GERALD BRIAN WOODLAND
63 Islington Rd., Auburndale
Jerry, Red, G. B., Baron, Certificate,
Boston English High, Boston University,
C. B. A., Orchestra, 2, 3, 4.
BARBARA SHUTE WOODMAN
286 Central St., Aubumdale
Barbie, Language, Warren, Radcliffe,
Modern Dance, 2, 3, Verse-Speaking
Choir, 3, 4, Tusitala Club, 2, 3, Literary
Agent. 4, Scholarship Roll, 4, "Midsummer
Night's Dream." 2, Newtonite, Literary,
Sports. News, 3, 4, National Honor
863 Chestnut St., Waban
Ricky, Langua e, Warren, Exeter or
Harvard, Footbai. Jay Vee, 2, Inter-
mediate, 3, Varsity, 4, Intermediate
Hockey, 3, Home Room Manager, 2, Ski
Team, 3, Gym Meet, 3, Microphone Club, 3.
LORRAINE DOROTHY WRIGHT
89 Norwood Ave., Newtonville
Hainie, Lorrie, Office Training, Day,
Boston University, Scholarship Roll, 3,
Commercial Club, 2.
RICHARD HASTINGS WRIGHT
96 Dexter Hd., Newtonville
Dick, Red, Joe, Certificate, Day, Miami
University, Aviation Club, 2, Indoor
Track, 3, Properties Committee of Senior
DOROTHY ELIZABETH WRIGIITSON
1575 Washington St., West Newton
Dot, Oflice Training, Day, Newtonite, 2,
Commercial Club, 3, Legislature, 2, Gym
Merit, 2, Outdoor Pageant, 2, Cavalry
u , 2.
HOLLIS JUDSON WYMAN, JR.
18 West Pine St., Aubumdale
Mathematics, Warren, Tufts, Sports
Editor Newtonite, 3, Editor-in-Chief, 4,
Executive Council, 4, Publications Board,
4, Debating Club, 3, President, 4, German
Club, 2, Vice-President, 4, National
Honor Society, 3, 4, Oran Shield, 4,
Junior Forum Committee, 4, Neewtonian, 4,
Senior Play, 4, Drama Club Play, 3, 4,
Scholarship Roll, 2, 3, 4, Neophytes Play, 2.
222 Pearl St,, Newton
Ann, Nin, Certificate, Bigelow, Sim-
mons, Camera Club, 3, French Club, 2, 3,
Knitting Club, 4.
FREDERIC WILLIAM KLEIN
21 Gray Clill' Rd., Newton Centre
Fred, Math, Weeks, M. I. T.,Ski Team.
3, 4: Math Club, 3.
FREDERICK AUSTIN BUCHANAN
1191 Wasgiington St., West Newton
Fred, Freddie, Academic, Warren,
Boston University, Track.
10 Green St., Newton
C. C. Sid, Academic, Day, Art School,
Football Scorekeeper, Charter Member and
Voluntary President of Art Club.
EUGENE JOHN COYLE
279 Webster St., Auburndale
Jeep, Academic, Warren.
72 Concolor Ave., Newton
Academic, Niagara Falls High.
PARKER JAMES HENLEY
2262 Washington St., Newton Lower Falls
Squirt, Academic, Warren.
181 Pearl St., Newton
Zeke, Business, Bigelow, Basketball,
Varsity Seconds, 2, Varsity, 3, 4, Base-
ball, Jlmior Varsity, 2, Intermediate, 3.
RICHARD FRANCIS LYONS
22 Greenwood St., Newton Centre
Rick, Cowboy, Academic, Weeks, Went!
worth, Assistant Home Room Manager.
FRANCIS HENRY MURPHY
198 River St., West Newton
Bo Bo, Business, Warren, Eastern
Radio Institute, Home Room Manager, 2,
ANNABELLE ERWIN PARKER
73 Chestnut St., West Newton
Bell, Academic, Keene High, Faulkner
Hospital, Home Economics Club, 3, Girls'
257 Auburn St., Auburnflale
Rip, Academic, Warren, Boys' Chorus,
2, 3, 4, Indoor Track, 2, 3.
RUTH MARGUERITE REARDON
34 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill
Academic, Weeks, Secretarial School,
Gym Meet, 2, Social Studies Club, 4,
Modern Dancing, 3, 4, Hockey, 2, Tennis,
2297 Washington St., Newton Lower Falls
Jerry, Rocky, Business, Day, Basket-
ball, Varsity, 3, 4.
IOHN A. ZILINSKIS
22.Whitlowe Rd., West Newton
Oh! Johnny, Academic,IWarren, College
of Pharmacy and Harvard, Band, 2, Mo-
tion Picture Squad. 2, Social Studies
Club, 4, Indoor Track, 2.
LESLIE MICHAEL ST. GEORGE
185 Nevada St., Newtonville
Dragon, Math, Day, M. I. T., West
Point, Home Room Manager, 3, Debating
Club, 4, Scholarship Roll, 4.
VAIIE A. SARAFIAN
965 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls
Language, Weeks, Harvard, Boston
University, Debating Club, 2, 3, 4, Vice-
President, 4, Newtonite, 2, 3, 4, Junior
Forum Committee, 2, 3, 4, Tusitala
Club, 2, Drama Club, 3, 4, National Honor
Society, 3, 4, Prize-Speaking Committee,
3, Essay Contest Committee, 3, Newtonian,
4, Drama Club, Christmas Play, 4, Play
Committee, 3, Nature Club, 2, English
Club, 3, 4.
BERTRAM A. SILVA
7 Briar Lane, Newtonville
Bert, Academic, Day.
FRANCIS JOHN WHITE
144 Edinboro St., Newtonville
Light-foot, Governor, Academic, Day.
PHILIP B. WHITNEY
37 Whittier Rd., Newtonville
Phil, General Deerin High, Portland,
Art School, Scholarship Iloll, 4.
Adviser . . Miss Anne Leathers
THE Post-Graduate class is composed of students who find that extra units of work
will be necessary for entrance to college or school for specialized training. Because
of the need for intensified study, all extra-curricular activities except musical organiza-
tions are closed to these students. Some, however, have acquired valuable experience
in office management by assisting Mr. Foster in Building 1.
There has been a higher grade of scholarship in the results of this year's workg the
class, on the fourth marking period, had the highest percentage of honor students of
all classes in the school. Here is proof that 1939-1940 has been a success for the
post-graduate under the guidance of Miss Anne Leathers.
School Opens. Senior Play Preview.
Social Room Completed. Turkey Day Game e Brookline
Drama Club Tryouts. DECEMBER.
Indian Assembly - The Laubins. Christmas Vacation.
THOMAS BURNS BARBARA BANKS STANLEY COLLINSON
ViL'C-PFCSMCHI SP 'relury Trfrlxurrfr
Assembly f lXI?lSS?lK'l1USCllS State "Evening of the Danvef'
Orchestra. Honor Society Induction - Pmev
"First Lady." Carl Kopf.
Television Assembly. Associates and Class Offieers Nom
"Trial by Jury." Finals.
Assembly f Joe Mitchell Chapple. Vacation.
Sophomore Assembly - "Jim" Wil- Senior Play Preview
son. Orange Shield Chosen.
OCTOBER. Christmas Dance - The Cham
Two Sophomore Dances pagnes.
Alpha Beta Meets. "NN hy the Chimes Rang."
WILLIAM IIUUPER SIIIRLEY CRAFTS ARTHUR FOSTER
Vive-Presidvnl Sa-r'eIarAv Treasurer
Senior Play Preview. 'glivening of the Dz1m'e."
Primary Elevtiolls. Spring Yavalion.
Final Elections. "Friend of the Family."
Results - Reidy, Hooper, Crafts, Assoeiate and Class Offic-ers Nom
Alpha Bela Spelling Bee. Finals.
"Trial by Jury." Vavation.
President ........ Roger Reidy
A A Vice-Presidenl . , . William Harmon
Secretary . , . . Marjorie Cline
Treasurer . . . Lenora Pyatt
Adviser . . Miss Frances Thumin
A CLUB for Sophomores .... founded in 1921 by Mr. Samuel
Thurber, J r., present Head of the English Department . . . .
originally tenth grade English Club ........ Now its pur-
pose is the providing of unusual entertainment for every taste.
. . . . . . . . Adviser is Miss Frances Thumin . . . . . . . . Activi-
ties .... stories by perennial favorite, Mr. John Cronan . . . .
The American Indian described by Mr. Leigh Nisbet ....
Spelling Bee at Sophomore assembly .... contest Won by
Elliott Robinson .... Annual party featured skiing movies
and ice cream ........ Any Sophomore may join ....
no specific requirements ........ Meetings in Building
One Music Hall ........ 1939-1940 largest enrollment in
club history ........ Alpha Betais record is one of in-
creasing size and prestige ....
Presidenl ...... . .lohn Harber
Vice-President . , 4 . Esther Bacon
Secretary . . . . Dean Waite
Treasurer . Constance Quint
Advllver . . Miss Clara Chapin
A NEW organization is the Art Club, granted its Charter this
year ........ Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with
artistic aspirations may join ........ The second Thursday
of each month is the official meeting .... the guest speakers
entertained by the Club this year were a fashion expert .... a
commercial artist .... a well-known painter ........
Enthusiasm of group prompts unofficial meetings three Mondays
a month .... members spend time Working at what they like
most .... clay modeling .... sculpture .... fashion de-
signing .... landscaping ........ Miss Clara Chapin, ad-
viser, has guided the Art Club through its first year ........
An infant organization well launched ....
President ....... Phillip Scanlon
Girls' Vice-President . . Edith Alexander
Boys' Vice-Presidenl . . Kittredge Fisher
Clerk ...... . Ingrid Johnson
Treasurer . . . . . Walter Hurley
Adviser . . Mr. Horace Kidger
VERY citizen of Newton High School in good standing is a
member of the Associates ........ A member in any
home room may have a bill introduced to the Legislature by his
representative ........ The President of the Associates
presides over meetings of the Legislature .... Legislature is
the law-making body of the school .... appoints students to
administrative boards ........ In his absence, duties fall
to Boys' then Girls' Vice-President ........ Clerk records
meetings of the Legislature ........ Treasurer is an assis-
tant to the Bursar ........ Associates' purpose is to
further, by just laws, the good name, spirit, tradition of Newton
President ...... Lindsay Wyman
V' -P 'd nl . . M ' ' G '
Sffefaff . . . . a'15L'ffy RTEQEZ AVIATION CLUB
Treasurer . Donald MacRobbie
Adviser . . Mr. Daniel Willard
UNE year of airline service without fatality or serious in-
jury .... Twelve hours from New York to London in
sixty-five ton ship .... Fifteen pound starter to eliminate
prop-spinning .... New York to Langley Field, Virginia,
flying blind .... Thirty minutes from Albany to Boston
in a P 41 with 1000 H. P. Allison motor .... This is the latest
news provided for the Aviation Club by the most competent
speakers .... David Fletcher, Private Flying .... Joseph
Garside, Cleveland Air Races .... Ben Follette, Federal
Flight Program .... Burton Woodward, National Guard
Flying .... Arthur Hildreth, Meteorology .... Howard
Johnson, Flying in California .... George LaCroix, Flying
in Florida .... Carol Geary, Flight Instruction ....
Theodore Brewster, American Flagship .... Aviation Club's
adviser is Mr. Daniel Willard ....
B Adviser . Mr. Haydn Morgan
UNDER direction of Mr. J. Collins Lingo, A Band, with more
experienced players, met three times weekly ........
Twice weekly Mr. William L. Winston directed B Band
. . . . . . . . These groups are important, almost imperative,
for many activities .... assemblies .... Mid-winter Con-
cert .... Commencement .... plays .... football games
. . . . This last is specially important . . . . creating colorful,
exciting atmosphere .... stirring "do-or-die" spirit for New-
ton ........ Graduation of band members forces its directors
to reorganize band yearly ........ The band, nevertheless,
is a powerful influence in Newton High ....
President ...... Douglas Hawley
Vice-President . . . Edward Gough
Secretary . . . , Eleanor Harris
Treasurer . . . Leonard Rogers
Adviser , Mr. Sterling Williams
THE Camera Club encourages student photography ........
At meetings, members compare prints, criticize them, and
discuss new methods of obtaining better ones ....... -
Speakers this year .... Mr. William Jones of the Boston
Herald speaking on press photography .... Mr. George F.
Weierick of Alfred Brown Studios discussing composition in
picture-taking .... Mr. Hugh Cheyne, Newton High grad-
uate now with Alfred Brown Studios, describing different
types of cameras, their construction, their merits ........
The Eastman Company presenting the film, "Highlights and
Shadowsw ........ Mr. Sterling Williams promoted contests
with awards for exceptional pictures .... encouraged attempts
for improvement of members ....
President ...... Jacqueline Borre
Vice-President .... Kathleen Gordon
S . . . . B b H h
CAVALRY CLUB Tiififilff . . iiiibeluiaifli
Hostess . . . Nancy Ham
Adviser . . Mr. Daniel Willard
HOBSEBACK riding .... a sport affecting every nerve and
organ of the human body ........ Principal activities
of the Cavalry Club .... riding nearly every week of the
school year on trained polo ponies .... Attendance at Boston
Horse Show .... polo games .... spring horse shows ....
Good hands contest in May .... Theme for 1939-1940 meet-
ings .... Hiding the world over .... Dude Ranching in
Montana, Helen Powers .... Hiding in New Zealand, Jose-
phine Carney .... Roumanian horses, Kathleen Gordon
. . . . Polo in Arizona and New Mexico, Probert Morrill
. . . . Bits and Saddles . . . . New Trails . . . . California
and Mexico, Mr. Frederick Hussey ........ These were
speakers at the Cavalry Club, adviser of which is Mr. Daniel
5 ' ' : RESEGFSZSQZQ LE CERCLE FRANQAIS
Adviser . , Miss Roberta Miller
NINETEEN thirty-nine-Nineteen forty season highlight
. . . . . . . . a display of articles of French living
. . . . . . . . pottery, linen, books, sculpture . . . . . . . . This
ex-hibition formed a program to which all department heads and
French teachers were invited ........ Another important
milestone ........ joint meeting with German and Music
Clubs ........ games ........ songs ........
stories ........ The French Club's purpose ........
not only to give occasion for conversation with other "etudiants,"
but also to provide rich background of 'Sla vie a la francais"
. . . . . . . . a Hraconteuse charmante" is the club adviser Miss
M. Roberta Miller ....
Presidenl . .
Secrefary . .
HOSPECTIVE chemists . . .
. . . John Fairfield
. . Howard Spiro
. Christine Halliday
, Atwood White
. Mr. John Hall
. . . . . embryo scientists
elected by competitive examinations ........ sixteen
members finished many experiments ........ studied labo-
ratory technique used in colleges ........ analyzed "un-
known" minerals ........ examined composition of foods
. . . . . . . . analyzed solution used in machineless permanent
waving ........ manufactured "dry ice" ...... . .
visited chemical plants to learn processes ........ Mr.
John Hall, adviser, clearly demonstrated techniques ........
accomplishes purpose of the club ........ To increase
knowledge of chemistry through personal investigations ....
President ....... Virginia Byrne
Vice-Presidenl ..... Claire Halloran
Secretary . . . Marjory Cavanaugh
Treasurer . . Margaret Foley
Clerk . . . . Eleanor Genna
Adviser . . . Miss Marion Maguire
THE Commercial Club, with Miss Marion McGuire, adviser
. . . . founded before the three buildings were consolidated
into Newton High School .... Originally for boys and girls
. . . . now for girls only . . . . . . . . Develops personality by
creating intelligent interest in business and social life ........
Club had two instructors from Arthur Murray Studios at meet-
ings .... Conga and variations to standard dance steps were
demonstrated ........ A quiz on radio stars and programs
won by Janet Goldie .... Booklets about food and beauty
culture read and discussed .... At the final party ....
dancing .... refreshments .... games ........ The
Commercial Club .... a time-honored organization ....
Presidenl ..... . Hollis Wyman
V' -P 'd I . . V h S f'
DEBATING CLUB Slffeif. . i Bflfiofiriiig
Treasurer .... James Horn
Adviser . Mr. Frederick Holmes
AGGRESSIVENESS, a valuable quality of modern youth,
characteristic of Debating Club ........ Debating
combines personality development .... training in self-control
. . . . . . . . This season club attemptedaplan of debate . . . .
less formal, more spontaneous .... permits audience to enter
discussion ........ The four most important debates this
year .... "Is Mercy Killing JustifiedP" .... "Women are
Human," with the English Club .... "Radio versus News-
paper," with the Microphone Club .... "Roosevelt for a
Third Term?" with four Harvard students, formerly of Newton
High ........ Under Mr. Frederick Holmes, faculty ad-
viser, the Debating Club tries to give all members a chance for
clear thinking and speaking .... p
Presrkienl ...... Richard Warren
Vice-Presidenl . . . . . Bette Brady
Secretary . . ..... Jane Cooper D
Treasurer ...... Alan Michaels
Adviser . . Miss M. Louise Wetherbee
MISS M. LOUISE WETHERBEE, club adviser, directed
amateur theatre-lovers who make up the Drama Club
. . . . helped club Executive Committee plan programs . . . .
"The Crimson Coconut,', one-act satire of international espio-
nage .... A warning to the stage-struck administered hy
Faye Roope, Broadway actor and director .... Description of
experiences in a summer theatre by Connie Elrod .... Prob-
lems of a semi-professional director discussed by Probert War-
field, Director of "Straw Hat Players" ........ At last
meeting, "The Silver Candlesticks," based on Hugois "Les
Miserables" .... All these, plus "First Lady" and "Why
the Chimes Rang," made correct by Drama Club Workshop
under Mr. Charles Peterson ....
President ....... Mavise Hayden
V' -P 'd l . . . , R' h d G
ENGLISH CLUB Siffefaff. . r a Aliiiniiclichseli
Treasurer .... John Fairfield
Adviser . Miss E. Louise Richardson
AN enthusiasm for literature .... Stimulating programs
. . . . Appreciation of English outside the class room . . . .
These are purposes of the twenty-seven year old English Club
. . . . . . . . Meetings . . . . Mrs. Marjory Carlton speaks
. . . . "Information Please" . . . . Faculty inline offire . . . .
Gala party at last meeting ........ School Wide activities
. . . . Essay Contest . . . . Poetry Contest . . . . Senior
assembly with Rev. Herbert Hitt-hen reading modern poetry
. . . . . . . . Service their aim . . . . Good times in serving
their achievement ........ Juniors and Seniors invited to
join ........ Enthusiastic leader is Miss E. Louise Rich-
ardson .... Her efforts and the faithfulness of every member
make the club what it is ....
Adviser . . Miss E. Louise Richardson
FOHTY-CPNE papers were entered in Essay Contest ....
these were read by judges .... best eighteen Chosen
. . . . judges read these . . . . six finalists chosen . . . .
"Brooks," by Paul Van Watt .... "Night on tl1e Battenkillf'
by Fred Potter .... "When We Were Young," by Katherine
Moore .... "My Road," by Barbara Woodman .... "What
is Life?" by Jane Mork .... 'KA Little Child Shall Lead
Them," by lVlayise Hayden .... Verse Contest winners
. . . . Seven poems, by Gerald Wioodland . . . . "The Thread-
bare Thirtiesf' by Robert Goldicll .... Awards for winners
made April 24 at Senior Assembly .... Contests under Miss
Richardson's direction and English Club sponsorship ....
EXECUTIVE Council .... government of the Newton
High School ........ Works with Legislature
. . . . . . . . Exerts control over all student activities . . . . . . . .
Has powers of taxing school organizations .... of granting
charters to new clubs .... of passing emergency measures
. . . . of making appropriations from the fund . . . . of ap-
proving each act of the Legislature .... All acts of the Legis-
lature submitted to the Executive Council ........ Com-
posed of the student and honorary presidents of the Legislature
. . . . of the Clerk of the Legislature . . . . of the Executive
Secretary .... of student and faculty representatives for each
Administrative Board .... Board of Publications, Girls'
and Boys' Athletics, Finance, Civic and Social Affairs, Music,
WASHINGTON, Capitol of the United States .... Politics
plus Society .... Satire of parlor politics .... How
to make a politician president by feminine manoeuvering ....
Lucy Chase Wayne, Mrs. Secretary of State, vs. Mrs. Supreme
Court Justice, Irene Hibbard .... Masterful matrons ....
Backstair politics .... Pomp and Ceremony .... The
Screaming Eagle .... These were keynotes of "First Lady,"
by Katherine Dayton and George F. Kaufman .... Annual
Drama Club Play ........ Interesting direction of Louise
M. Wetherbee, Drama Club Adviser, made the play exciting
. . . . Co-operation of Stage, Property, Costume Committees
made it colorful .... Talent of experienced cast made it
President ..... . . Jane Cooper
l'ice-President . . Edward Teschner
Secretary . . . Eleanor Sampson
Treasurer . . . , Edward Gough
Adviser . . Mr. Kenneth Packard
HE policy of the German Club, founded in 1933, is to afford
German pupils opportunities to become familiar with Ger-
many .... its people .... its customs ........ Mr.
Kenneth Packard, club's popular adviser, and officers planned
several successful programs .... first was a talk by Charlotte
Paul about her experiences in Germany .... At joint meeting
with the French and Music Clubs, this organization showed a
German sound movie ........ Club's annual supper is
held every May .... Gundlaf-his Hofbrau, Boston, is the loca-
tion .... there the club enjoys German food .... listens
to German music by a German Band ........ Finally, the
German Club wishes to encourage a broad student viewpoint
on Germany's stand in the present conflict in Europe ....
Adviser , Mr. Haydn Morgan
GLEE CLUB .... seventy voices .... singing two hours
weekly ........ Mr. Haydn Morgan, Head of Music
Department, Director ........ This year voices of each
member were recorded to show faults ........ Wide spread
reputation .... Services in demand by local groups ....
sang for Rotary Club .... Womenls clubs .... Newton
Community Forum ........ During tl1e Christmas season
visited the Newton Hospital and the City Hall ........
Sang at Christmas Vespers .... at Drama Club Play
"Why the Chimes Rang?" ........ Participated in "Trial
by Jury" .... in nation wide broadcast .... in carol sing-
ing ........ Members of Glee Club chosen for quality of
voice . . .
President ..,.... Mildred Karlin
Vice-President . . Josephine Cedrone
Secretary . . . . Maxine Hingsta
Treasurer ....., Viola Antonellis
Miss Alice Alden and Miss Gladys Davis
A GROUP of girls taking Home Economic subjects .... all
are attracted by clothing .... etiquette .... cooking
. . . . home-making . . . . . . . . Meetings consist of discus-
sions .... excursions to neighboring food concerns ....
speakers ........ Especially entertaining were Mrs. Sears
discussing the problem of education for Kentucky, "Poor
Whites" .... Miss Adele Waldmeyer describing home life of
Switzerland, Germany, and France .... Ruth Pyke, Senior
girl, reminiscing on her life in China .... student talks on
Syria and Turkey .... costumes and pictures ........
All these broaden viewpoint of every member . .
Miss Gladys Davis and Miss Alice Alden, advisers . .
Adviser . . Mr. Carl Swan
ON Home Room Managers depends the success of school
activities ........ Under the direction of Mr. Carl Swan
these people are kept busy ........ Principal drive this
year was sale of Student Activity Tickets .... next followed
the Senior Play, "You Can't Take It With Youi' .... Drama
Club Play, "First Lady" .... "Trial by Jury," presented by
school musical organizations .... student and faculty cast
. . . . "An Evening of the Dance," by the modern dancing
groups and the Verse-Speaking Choir ........ other duties
. . . . to distribute The Newtonile . . . . to post publicity
notices .... to collect class dues . . ..... Home Room
Managers, a service unit ....
Presidenl ....... Lillian Peterson
V' -P 'd . . . . C ' C lb
KNITTING CLUB Slffef..fff'. mi , . . BafSl'lfK211l
Treasurer . . Isabel Cumming
Adviser . . Mrs. Edith B. Newcomb
AIMS .... to encourage beginners through expert teaching
. . . . to help advanced knitters gain new ideas . . . . . . . .
Combines instruction with sociability .... much may be
accomplished knitting and chatting at the same time ........
Dropped stitches or intricate patterns are problems for Mrs.
Edith B. Newcomb, club adviser, to solve ........ Accom-
plishments are classic Cardigans, matching socks and slip-ons,
and fluffy angora mittens ........ New yarn shops and
their locations are reported and quality of merchandise dis-
cussed .... comparative merits of brands and weights of
wool described for members .... There are samples of yarn
always on hand .... books for reference and entertainment
. . . . . . . . Club founded in 1936 . . . . its steady growth is
Adviser . . Mr. Horace Kidger
THE Legislature meets monthly to give students opportunity
to make laws .... to express ideas on school government
. . . . . . . . Legislators elected in September . . . . two from
each Senior home room .... one from each Junior home room
. . . . one from every two Sophomore home rooms . . . . . . . .
Associates' President presides over meetings ........ Any
member may introduce a bill .... when passed, they go into
effect if accepted by the Executive Council ........ The
Legislature sponsors the Christmas Box Fund .... 1939-1940
fund amount exceeded that of previous years ........
The Legislature has always supported the Orange Shield and
National Honor Society in the Lunchroom Campaign ....
President ...... Cynthia Carlisle
Vice-President . . . Connie Cady
Secretary . . . . Alice Birmingham
Treasurer .... Sarah Britt
Adviser . Miss Gladys Bigelow
'PEN Juniors .... fifteen Seniors .... They are chosen
by graduating members because of their scholarship and
interest in the duties of a librarian .... cogs in an efficient
machine .... They help run the library .... invaluable aid to
Miss Gladys M. Bigelow, Newton High's Librarian .......,
Their general duties .... newspaper and magazine clipping
. . . . scrapbooks . . . . pasting . . . . book mending . . . .
paper filing .... filing our book slips ........ Their
annual gifts .... books .... magazine subscriptions ....
This year the gift is a ship model .... an ornament for the
library ........ Every girl does her part .... each, a
special duty at each meeting ........ This is a hard-
working and conscientious club . .
Admlfer . . Mr. Francis Foster
UPEHVISION of the Lunchroom .... A constant problem
at Newton .... Legislature, Orange Shield, and National
Honor Society co-operated to solve it ........ Latest at-
tempt is the new Lunchroom Plan .... two National Honor
Society supervisors for each day .... four Orange Shield mem-
bers assisting .... volunteers assisting leaders ........
Supervisors' task .... not to do the work, but to impress on
students tl1e importance of cleanliness .... to see that the
tables are cleaned for each lunch .... chairs put in place
. . . . to appoint doormen . . . . to select watchmen for walks
. . . . . . . . Meetings were held with Mr. Francis Foster, the
adviser, during the year ........ Problem may be solved
Presidenl ....... John Gardner
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MATHEMATICS CLUB Slffetaffl. . .... 53351.25
Treasurer . . . . Malcom Brodrick
Adviser . Mr. Charles Mergendahl
ALPHA GAMMA TAU, Math Club, first organized in 1920
. . . . entertains club members with mathematical games,
puzzles, and contests ........ Membership is limited to
pupils receiving A or B in mathematics for the year previous to-
membership ........ First program this year demon-
strated artistic possibilities of mathematics .... Mr. Charles
Mergendahl, Head of the Mathematics Department and Club
Adviser, exhibited Tanagrams, puzzle originated by the Chinese
with which designs are formed ........ lVinner of Tana-
gram Contest was given prize for the most original design
. . . . . . . . Alpha Gamma Tau teaches appreciation of use-
fulness of mathematics ....
President ..... . Gloria Belotti
V' -P 'd . . . ' '
'mi , Riilifldefilifl' MICROPHONE CLUB
Treasurer . Howard Spiro
Adviser . . Miss Helen Lee
ICHOPHONE Club formed by students considering careers
in radio ........ Limited to forty members ........
Club has three divisions .... the script writers .... the
actors .... the inventors of new and unusual sound effects
, ....... Some results of their work .... club broad-
casted over major Boston stations .... one such broadcast
held with voice culture class .... Script writers entered their
best material in the American Automobile Association safety
contest .... scripts also submitted to "Campus Sketches,"
program dealing with college and high school campus life ...,
Ordinarily only colleges participate .... permission to enter
an unusual honor for Newton High School ........ Miss
Helen Lee was club's kindly adviser ....
Adviser . Mr. Charles Peterson
THIS group is open to all boys who have any interest in op-
erating picture projectors ........ Skill or experience
not required ........ Mr. Charles Peterson and Mr.
William Winston, the advisers, train members in the funda-
mentals ........ small membership, but great activity
. . . . . . . . Members supply classes . . . . clubs . . . . as-
semblies .... with silent movies .... sound movies ....
lantern slides ........ The burden of the Work is carried
by the experienced workers ........ In addition to machine
work the Squad is a monthly club ........ In addition to
receiving training and experience, the Squad serves the school
Presidenl ..... . Margaret Kent
Vice-President . . Albert Robertson N
Secrelarfy . . . . . Virginia Pease CJ
Treasurer . . . Jack Robinson
Adviser . . Mr. J. Collins Lingo
THE Music Club promotes good fellowship .... fosters
musical development ........ Meetings .... violin
solos by Ruthabeth Krueger, a member of the club ....
Christmas Caroling in Newton homes and at the Newtonville
Railroad station .... two piano recitals by Mrs. Montague
Ford and Mrs. Kirtley Mather at the latter's home ....
motion pictures on the life of Stephen Foster and Franz Liszt
. . . . Lecture by Mr. C. B. Harrington on the Hammond organ
followed by organ solos by Mr. Harrington and Allan Booth
. . . . French songs at the co-operative meeting of the French-
German and Music Clubs ........ Mr. J. Collins Lingo is
talented adviser ....
President Phillip Scanlon
Vice-President i i liieidun Bockmann
S I . . . C h' C l' l
SOCIETY Tiifsifff . . . yfhlai-aififii
Adviser . . Miss Edith Hideout
.NATION-VVIDE organization .... The finest high school
members ........ To Newtonians it means more than
nation-wide membership .... a personal target toward which
all may aim ........ Election to it a high point in real
achievement ........ Members elected by Faculty ....
choice from those rated scholastically in the upper twenty-
five per cent of either class ........ No more than fifteen
per cent of the Senior class .... five per cent of the Junior
. . . . . . . . Qualifications . . . . Scholarship, achievement in
all school subjects .... Service, readiness to serve school
at all times .... Leadership .... Character ........
Duties of organization .... ushers on Parents' Night . .
Lunchroom supervisors .... Social Room custodians . .
assistants in the office .... guides for visitors ....
Miss Edith Hideout, adviser, guide, and leader . . .
Presidenl ..... Phyllis Winterbottom
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Treasurer . . . Joan Newcomb
Adviser . . . Miss Clara Chapin
SOPHOMORE dramatic club .... largest possible group
selected by competitive tryouts given opportunity to use
talents .... abilities developed ........ Speakers told
stories about those who have already traveled the road of the
theatre .... Faye Roope, Director of the Newton Players,
qualified to speak by experience in "What Price Glory" . . . .
explained possibilities and requirements of a stage career ....
Members arranged and presented two plays at meetings ...,
Miss Clara Chapin, adviser, directed play given at Sophomore
assembly .... one-act comedy .... "A Friend of the
Familyi' .... story of difficulties that high school students
must meet at home ........ These programs make a
fortunate forty of the Neophytes ....
Editor-in-Chief .... Richard Warren
Assistant Editor-in-Chief . . Virginia Sides
Advertising . .
Copy . .
Data . .
Proof . .
. Robert Gallant
Manager . Joseph Galvin
. James Corcoran
. Eben Blackett
. Mavise Hayden
. Donald Abbott
. Atwood White
. Gardner Hess
Mr. Sterling Williams
, HE Newtonian is the year book of Newton High School
. . . . Its adviser is Mr. Sterling Williams . . . . . . . .
Its staff, fourteen Senior editors heading committees of other
Seniors and underclassmen ........ All co-operate to
publish a record of each class .... athletics .... club ac-
tivities .... statistics .... Senior personalities ........
There are pictures of class officers .... service organizations
. . . . clubs . . . . teams . . . . legislative boards . . . . faculty
. . . . school buildings and informal Newtonian life . . . . . . . .
Problems and policies of book solved at weekly staff meetings
. . . Sales .... circulation .... advertisements
. . . . layout . . . . pictures . . . . all these are managed by
Seniors ..... . . This is a valuable book to everyone in
Edilor-in-Chief ..... Hollis Wyman
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"Am MW' f ML Lsiwiiliilnffn NEWTONITE
F zwully Advisers . l Miss Flora Smith
L Mr. Carl Birmingham
VIWWENTY-TWO Wednesdays each year, The Newloniie is de-
livered to every home room ........ The school paper
wholly edited by students ........ Newloniie has four
pages .... general news .... features and editorials ....
student literature .... sports ........ Financing of pub-
lication by student subscription and advertising, in the hands of
the Business Staff ........ Every week copy collected and
revised by the editors .... copied and headed by Copy Staff
. . . . . . . . Newtonite has three faculty advisers . . . . Miss
Flora Smith .... Mr. Lester Williams .... Mr. Carl P.
Birmingham ........ Charms for distinguished service
awarded each year .... This year awards made at a Senior
Editor-in-Chief . . . . . Paul Elicker
OR Business Manager .... Phillip Scanlon
Assistant Business Manager . Robert Gallant
Adviser ...,. Miss Caroline Doonan
A NEWCOMEIYS constant companion is the Orange Book
. . . . hand-book of Newton High School . . . . a Sopho-
moreis Bible .... a reference booklet .... Describing and
simplifying all matters of school life .... scholastic, athletic,
and social ........ The staff with Miss Caroline Doonan,
busy club adviser, has rich experience preparing the book ....
becoming familiar with every phase of buildings, faculty, student
body ........ To serve on the Orange Book staff is to
know Newton High School . , . .
Adviser . . Mr. Horace Kidger
Seniors: Donn Ashley, Edythe Atkins, Gloria
Belotti, Angelina Bibbo, Reidun Bockmann,
Malcolm Brodrick, Barbara Buitekan, Constance
Cady, Cynthia Carlisle, Paul Elicker, John
Fairfield, Clark Fisher, Peter Forte, Robert
Gallant, Francis Glynn, Gordon Goodband.
Russell Gwillim, Carl Haering, Fred Hall,
Mavise Hayden, Brooks Heath, Paul Hines,
Walter Hurley, Thomas Lawson, Douglas Mac-
Neil, Francis Olivigne, Muriel Palmer, Louise
Pieper, Phyllis Pollock, Anthony Rezutti, Vir-
ginia Sides, Edward Teschner, Richard Warren,
Hollis Wyman, Kitt Fisher, Edith Alexander,
Phillip Scanlon, Mildred Allie.
Juniors: Anne Bachman, Judith Bailey,
Phyllis Broderick, Helen Colan. John Engel,
HE Civics Board is its founder
Joan Fox, Dorothy Grimley,
Barbara Kehn, Phyllis Kramp,
Stetson Mick, Barbara Peabody, Charles Pierce,
Mary Prescott, Florence Purdy, William Rang-
now, Arthur Sadler, John Saunier, Ethel Schall,
Philip Teschner, Priscilla Violi.
Sophomores: Robert Sander, Claire Reid,
Duane Gorman, Edgar Burkhardt, Thelma
Gruber, Natalie Needham, Charles Thomas,
Polly Callard, Reynolds Grammer, Caroline
Gentile, Howard Reynolds, Alfred Colella,
Phyllis Winterbottom, Helen Imrie, Francis
Gaw, Philip Neagle, Margaret Glynn, Harvey
Sawyer, Roger Reidy, Rodney Parker, James
Hyatt, Shirley Crafts, Margaret Tower, Adele
Mariotti, Lucy Bianchi.
and yearly organizer
members of each class
wl1o have done most for the school are chosen ........
Orange Shield members maintain ideals and tradition of Newton
. . . . This year, under Mr. Horace Kidger's direction, the
Orange Shield aided the National Honor Society in improving
. . . . . . . . Twenty-five to thirty
the lunchroom ....
Adviser Mr. Haydn Morgan
MR. HAYDN MORGAN, director of the orchestra, led it
through another season ........ Every effort made
to encourage serious instrumental study .... to develop
proper practice .... to increase student benefit from orches-
tral participation ........ Activities .... a string quar-
tet directed by Mr. J. Collins Lingo, assisted Glee Club in
nation-wide broadcasting .... A Orchestra played frequently
at assemblies .... Drama Club Play .... Senior Play
. . . . . . . . Played musical score, accompanied singing for
performance of "Trial by Juryl' ........ B Orchestra,
under direction of Mr. William Winston, also played at many
assemblies ........ Next year the orchestras will be
combined . .
President ..... . Eleanor Leahy
Vibe-President . . . . Phyllis Pollock
Secretary . . . . . Lillian Nardone G
Treasurer . . . Erminia Mancini
Adviser . Miss Marywells Leiter
NOW in seventh year, Girls' Outing Club continues to promote
good sportsmanship through group activities ........
Each prospective member fills out a questionnaire on interest in
sports .... Graduating members read, grade questionnaire
. . . . choose future members thereby . . . . . . . . Two meet-
ings monthly .... one for business and choosing place of
outing .... other, two weeks later, for outing .... In 1939-
1940 club bowled at Garden City Bowling Alleys .... roller
skated at the Tech Rink .... swam at Walnut Park Pool
. . . . held party in the Social Room . . . . Miss Marywells
Leiter has been the Outing Club's adviser ....
Presidenl .... Mary Elizabeth Connolly
Vice President Virginia Coleman
Secrefary . . i D . Phyllis Pollock
Treasurer .... Betty Dulac
Adviser . . Miss Victoria Carpenter
HE Personality Club aims to help the members develop more
pleasing personalities ........ Girls of all classes in-
vited tojoin ........ Meetings .... a professional model
spoke on "Putting Yourself Aerossn through correct carriage and
dress .... questionnaire given to members to rate their per-
sonalities .... talk on make-up and a demonstration on three
basic types .... discussion of color harmony in clothes ....
types of materials .... style .... tea given in Social Room
to which members of other clubs were invited .... spring
wardrobe eontest for members sponsored .... prize was a
one year subscription to Mademoiselle ........ Miss Vie-
toria Carpenter, adviser, has guided this club successfully
through its first year ....
President ...., . . Anna Ames
Vice-President . . Elizabeth Price
Secrelary . . . . . Ruth Marcy
Treasurer . . Constance Marcy
Ar1'riser . Mrs. Kate Cornell
PUPPETEEHS .... students interested in puppetry
. . . . . . . . Membership limited to twenty . . . . . . . .
Interest, not skill or experience, the requirement ........
Club allows exchange of ideas .... provides Workshop and
training ........ Members make and manipulate puppets
. . . . contribute to the general knowledge of club . . . . . . . .
Puppeteers' most valued possession is a portable stage ....
presented by charter members ........ At one meeting
there were movies on the art of puppetry .... at other meet-
ings, members were kept busy preparing for their presentation
of "Lazy Daisyi' at a Sophomore assembly ........ Play
adapted by the Puppeteers, who operated their own puppets
. . . . painted their own scenery . . . . . . . . Mrs. Kate
Cornell, adviser, directed . . .
"THE Play's the Thing" ........ November 24 and 25,
1939 .... Eventful date .... Presentation of Kaufman
and Hart Pulitzer-Prize-Play, "You Can't Take It With You"
Two thousand theatre-goers c-rammed the house at
both performanves ........ Highlights .... Gentle
philosophy of Grandpa .... Pmornance of Alive and Tony ....
Naivete of Penny .... Absurdily of Paul and Mr. DePinna
. . . . Gravelessness of F1ssie's danving . . . . Brawling of Mr.
Kolenkov and his unforgettable, "It stinks!" .... Frankness
of Ed .... Coldness ofthe Kirbys .... Nonchalance of the
Grand Duchess ........ "You Can't Take It With Youl'
. . . . Tops on the Newton High stage . . . . . . . . Laurels
to Coach Haworth and to the Cast ....
President Robert Gallant
Vice-Presiiieni . Cynthia Carlisle
Second Vice-President . . Virginia SideS
S .... . . J ' D dd
CLUB Tiififff . . . . . J'2',i'.feF.13ey
Adviser . . . Mr. Herbert Clark
HISTORY .... government .... economics .... The
Social Studies Club proves how these are connected with
current history at home and abroad ........ Mr. Herbert
Clark is friendly club adviser ........ Programs ....
"Information, Please" with two teams of experts .... movies
from New England Telephone Company which showed the
destruction caused by the 1938 hurricane .... a straw vote
for President in which Republican Vandenberg beat Democratic
Roosevelt ........ Club treasury gives a gift to the school
each year .... subscription for Social Room magazine was
present last year ........ Learning the Easy Way ....
a motto for the Social Studies Club ....
President ..... . . Frank Davis
SP Vice-Presidenl . . Ofelia Cornejo
Secretary . . . . . Joanne McGary
Treasurer . . . Eleanor Szathmary
Adviser . . Mr. Francesco Argento
THE Spanish Club .... founded in 1925 to create an inter-
est in student-use of Spanish .... open to first and
second year pupils ........ In autumn the members speak
a mixed jargon of English and Spanish .... by springtime,
pure Spanish ........ Programs .... music in the Social
Room with reports on lives of the greatest Spanish composers
. . . . movies of American Southwest and of Spain . . . . two
plays in Spanish .... description of native land by Jose Sa-
barrio, Costa Rican Senor ........ These programs plus
an interest in South American affairs have made this year for
Senor Francesco Argento a busy one .... for the club's
thirty members, a useful one ....
Adviser . Mr. Charles W. Peterson
I-IAHDEST working, most skilled group in Newton High ....
the Stage Crew ........ lts organizer, manager, in-
spiration, and very nucleus is Mr. Charles W. Peterson
. . . . . . . . Its members are Junior and Senior boys . . . . . . ..
Characteristics of this small group .... long hours ....
thorough training .... informality .... solid co-operation
. . . . . . . . Its duties . . . . lighting and setting the major
theatrical productions at Newton High ........ Examples
. . . . "You Can't Take It VVith You" . . . . "First Lady"
. . . . "Trial by Jury" . . . . Most difficult show was "An
Evening of the Dancei' .... Elaborate lighting demanded
professional skill .... The Stage Crew put it over ........
Typical success story by a typical Newton organization ....
Presidenl ..... Barbara Macdonald
Vice-Presidenl . .... Anne Davis
Treasurer . . . . Elinor Young
Adviser . . . Miss Marywells Leiter
A GIRLS' club founded in 1938 .... Meetings held monthly
at the Walnut Park Day School pool in Newton ....... -
A small fee, paid at each meeting, pays for use of pool ........
Girls spend time at pool doing what they wish .... some
practice diving .... some work on strokes .... some just
paddle ........ Usually relays and contests are arranged
for each session to make the swimming period exciting and
different ........ Miss Marywells Leiter, one of the gym
instructors in girls' athletic department .... supervisor of
these aquatic activities ....
President ...... Dora Hetherstone
Vice-Presidenl , Harold Van Ummerson A
Treasurer . .... Leo Hession
Adviser . . . Miss Helen Nute
FOUNDED in 1935 to encourage creative writing among
students, Tusitala is Newton High School's only literary
organization ........ Membership limited to twenty-tive
. . . . twenty Seniors and Juniors . . . . five Sophomores
. . Elected on merit of manuscript submitted anonymously
. . . .Members from previous year vote on manuscript
. . . . . . . . Everyone must contribute at least one piece of
original writing each meeting .... these compositions are
read and discussed by the club ........ Many products of
Tusitala printed on Newloniie literary page ........ Miss
Helen Nute, faculty adviser, champions cause of variety and
unusual style, which is the aim of the club ....
President ..... . Brooks Heath
Vice-President . . . Fred Hall
Secretary . . . . . Walter Hurley
Adviser . . . Mr. Donald Enoch
OOD sportsmanship ........ This is the purpose of the
Varsity Club, founded in 1936 ........ open to all
boys who have won a Varsity "N" ........ Only one regu-
lar meeting was held ........ school sports Conflicting with
every date ........ Next year's oflieers Chosen at that
time ........ Important duty of club is to suggest speakers
for boys' assembly ........ Al McCoy, coach of football
and basketball at Colby College, Maine, was the speaker ....
Adviser . . Miss Jessie A. southard '
FOUNDED in 1936 to stimulate interest in the oral reading
of poetry ........ Meetings held once weekly during
Wednesday Home Room period attempts improvement of voice
tone ........ Twenty-four Junior and Senior girls divided
into two sections according to voice .... low or dark section
. . . . High or light . . . . . . . . In interpretation of poems,
parts are spoken by dark or light voices, Whole choir, or single
members ........ They appeared in Christmas Vesper
Services reading the Christmas Story .... In "An Evening of
the Dance" they accompanied the modern dance group ....... .
Miss Jessie A. Southard, the founder of the group, is its
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Caplain ,....... Brooks Heath
Coach . . . . Mr. Owen McDowell
Managers , . Fred Potter, James Russell
August Avantaggio, Joseph Beatty, Robert
Beatty, William Boyer, James Burns, Arthur Cook,
Gilmour Dobie, Thomas Dugan, Clark Fisher,
Kittredge Fisher, John Flagg, Frederick Fraini,
William Healey, Brooks Heath QCaptainj, Robert
Hailer, Paul Hines, Gordon llobson, Allan Hugo,
W'alter Hurley, Walter Imrie, William Kalousdian,
Louis Macalone, John lVIacNeil, John Masters,
George McEvoy, George Neagle, Anthony Rezzuti,
Robert Ross, Phillip Teschner, George Walker,
Newton Cambridge 6
Newton Arlington 13
Newton Quincy 7
Newton Everett 8
Newton Brockton 20
Newton Rindge 6
Newton Medford 19
Newton Fitchburg 6
Newton Waltham 13
Newton Brookline 20
EPTEMBER sees debut of new Head
Coach, lVIr. Owen McDowell of
Columbia .... "Mac" meets J large
squad, but only six returning lettermen
. . . . comparatively green team holds
experienced Cambridge Latin to N6-6
deadlock .... not quite enough power
to upset Brockton, Arlington, Medford,
potential state champs .... triumphs
easily over Fitchburg .... stalemates
llindge .... loses heart-breaker to
Brookline .... amazing spirit despite
tough schedule, bad breaks .... out-
standing individual play draws plaudits
from crowds ........ Credit due
assistant coaches Mr. Johnson and Mr.
Knapman for excellent backfield and
line coaching respectively ........
Captain-elect Bob Beatty leads nine
"N" winners, host of boys who have
seen service, in 1940 .... indications
point toward gala gridiron season ....
CACH "Bev" has standout initial
performance as head "prof" of New-
ton basketball .... Orange and Black
contingent, under sharp-shooting leader-
ship of veterans J. Flagg, P. Holmes, F.
Olivigni, E. Teschner, N. Coletti, chalk
up ten consecutive wins, total eleven
victories, one defeat .... Suburban
League Champions, undisputed ....
. . . . F lagg is league high-scorer, cap-
tains league "all" team .... quintet
invited to Tech Tourney .... Flagg
mentioned for Tournament All-Stars
. . . . . . . . Night games in gym in-
introduced .... huge success ....
more promised for next year .... en-
thusiasm heightened, attendance in-
creased because of more aggressive play,
many last-minute thrills ........
Three lettermen return with Captain-
elect Phil Teschner .... much talent
coming up from "seconds" .... ban-
ner season predicted in 1940-1941 ....
Captain ......... John Flagg
Coach . . . Mr. Beverley Wilson
Manager . . . . Townsend Cushman
William Betz, Nino Coletti, Paul Colantonio,
John Flagg Ccaptainj, Paul Holmes, George Nor-
cross, Francis Olivigni, Edward Teschner, Phillip
Teschner, Townsend Cushman Cmanagerj.
Co-Captains . . Walter Hurley, Thomas Dugan
Coach . . . . . Mr. C. Evan Johnson
Manager . ..,... Ralph Ellis
Joseph Beatty, William Bender, Dana Blodgett,
.lohn Corcoran, Thomas Dugan tCo-Captainb,
Foster Ellingwood, Phillip Fessenden, William
Forbes, Charles French, James Gallagher, Gordon
Goodband, Paul Hines, Walter Hurley CCo-Cap-
tainj, William Lowell, John MacDonald, William
McKenna, llerbert M'ltll6F, Stuart Wilson, Kenneth
Young, Balph Ellis tManagerj.
Newton 2 Melrose 8
Newton 3 Sloneham 0
Newton 7 Belmont 0
Newton 5 Cambridge 2
N ew ton 9 Medford 4
Newton 2 Bindge IZ
Newton 3 Arlington 1
Newton 2 Bindge 0
Newton 7 Belmont 2
Newton 5 Camhrid ge 1
OACH Johnsonis hopes of three years
materialize .... in 1937-1938 he
started to build .... result: last place
in G. B. 1. league, experience for promis-
ing sophs .... up the ladder to fourth
position last season .... jolted by
fast-skating Melrose in this year's opener
8f2 .... then on to clinch champion-
ship in blaze of glory ........ Co-
captains Hurley and Dugan prove class
of circuit, share individual scoring honors
. . . . Dugan named Captain of All-
State learn .... Newton dominates
Greater Boston League all-stars with
Hurley, Dugan, Fessenden, Hines, Good-
band, Bender .... honored with Ed-
die Shore trophy, emblematic of finest
schoolboy six in Massachusetts ....
. . . . Co-captains-elect Phil Fessenden
and Joe Beatty to lead Orange and Black
puekmen in 1940-1941 ....
LAWY of averages catches "Terriers"
. . . . consecutive win streak halted
. . . . season's record still commendable,
superior .... team captures second
place in both State and Bowdoin meets
. . . . edged by Lowell . . . . easy vic-
tors over Brockton and Brookline ....
fighting third at Andover ........
Sophomore relay quartet shows promise,
needs experience .... standout per-
formances by Captain Hall, Alpert,Ross,
Hurley, Cotton, and others .... Al-
pert wins invitation hurdles at Relay
Carnival .... Ross, Hall run second
and third, respectively, in "600" . . . .
. . . . Much credit owed Mr. Enoch,
Mr. Boyle, Mr. Considine for fine
handling of little material ........
Lettermen Mover, Klein, Murphy plus
many veterans, form nucleus of strong
squad for next year ....
Captain .......... Fred Hall
Coach . . Mr. Donald Enoch
Manager .... Dana Robinson
William Alpert, Donn Ashley, James Belloit,
Kenneth Boegner, William Boyer, Robert Cotton,
Gilmour Dobie, Robert Edison, Fred Hall CCaptainJ.
Jerrold Hickey, William Hurley, Thomas Joyce,
Richard Klein, Tafts Mahoney, Eliot Mover, John
Murphey, Robert Ross, Alfred Savignano, George
Thompson, James Turner, Paul Van Wart, George
Walker, George Welch, Dana Robinson CManagerJ.
Newton 10th in Northeastem Meet
Newton 35 Lowell 42
Newton 62M Brookline MM
Newton 3rd in Andover Interscholastics
Newton 2nd in State Meet
Newton 2nd in Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine Inter-
Captain .....,., Duncan Reid
Coach . . . Mr. Daniel Willard
Manager ........ Stephen Butts
Ski Team Letter Winners
Duncan Reid CCaptainD
EWEST sport at Newton is one of
world's oldest .... dates to 2000
B.C. in Scandinavia according to Norse
sagas ........ Skiing took United
States by storm in early 1930's ....
adopted as sport in Newton High in 1936
. . . . has developed increased interest
every year since ........ This sea-
son shows impressive record .... 9
firsts, 7 seconds, 5 thirds, and 3 fourths
in competition with twenty-six schools
. . . . . . . . Season's high spots: team
wins every skiing event at VValpole
Winter Sports Carnival .... Captain
Reid wins highest individual honors at
Mt. Hood and breaks existing school-
boy jump mark with 70-foot leap ....
. . . . Entire team performs impres-
sively in cross-country, downhill, slalom,
and jumping ....
PTIMISTIC outlook of NeWton's
baseball team darkens early in
season as injuries and ineligibilities hit
key players .... of six returning let-
termen, only one plays regularly
throughout season ........ Pitch-
ing, the doubtful department at season's
opening, is ably handled by Gallagher
and Bavinsky .... Seniors on squad
include N. Coletti, Bezzuti, Gallagher,
Heath, Goodband, Hurley, Keating
. . . . hitting of team below normal in
first games, but increases as season goes
on ........ Coach "J eff " Jones en-
gineers many changes in line-up to find
winning combination ........ Sea-
son's record to date: one win and five
defeats ........ Games all close,
exciting, well-played, draw enthusiastic
crowds .... hopes high for sweeping
remaining games ....
Manager ........ Melvin Izen
Coach .... . . Mr. Lucius Jones
Squad Members and Scores to Date
Newton 2 Waltham
Newton 14 Cambridge 10
Newton 0 Rindge
Newton 3 Brookline
Newton 2 Arlington
Newton 8 Waltham
Newton A rlington
N. Coletti, Bezzuti, Gallagher, Heath Good
band, Hurley, Keating, Ravinsky, Norcross POZZI
Fraini, Fessenden, Ryan.
Captain ,,.,..... I"red Hall
Coach . . Mr. Donald linoch
Manager . . . William Hill
Point Winners and Scores to Date
Point Winners tfo Dalej
Fred Hall, Robert Boss, Robert Cotton, VVilliam
Hurley, Paul Hines, Joseph Beatty. Chester
Thomas, Richard Klein. Eliot Mover, George
Walker, William Boyer.
Scores tio Dalej
W. P. l. Interscholastics--
Newton. second place
Quad meet with Lowell, Lawrence, Medford -
Newton, first place
Quad meet. Brockton. liindge. Boston linglish -
Newton, second place
Newton vs. Brookline
State meet Cat Dickinson Stadium,
Mt. llermon lnterscholastics
PBIXG finds 'iTerriers" outdoors
. . . . new stars loom bright on New-
ton track horizon .... Veterans, new-
comers, alike quickly primed for Worces-
ter lnterscholastics under expert tutelage
of Mr. Enoch, Mr, Boyle, and Mr. Con-
sidine ........ Green squad barely
edged by lklechanics in thrilling meet
. . . . J. Beatty, Klein, Mover garner
unexpected points, good for many more
in other contests ........ Newton
host to Lowell, Lawrence, Medford in
first quadrangular contest at Dickinson
Stadium .... Orange and Black vic-
tors in last minute win ........
Chances excellent for outstanding per-
formances and continued successes
. . . . . . . . Experienced material,
promising novices strengthen prospects
for l94I, season ....
OACH Taylor sees improvement in
veterans, welcomes outstanding new
talent as tennis season officially opens
. . . . team shapes up well despite late
start due to Ol' Man Weather ....
. . . . Newton starts year by winning
fiftieth consecutive schoolboy match,
upholds tradition of over five years of
superior tennis .... win streak re-
mains unbroken, excellent individual
performances as Orange and Black up-
sets Milton, Huntington, Salem, B. U.
Varsity, Attlehoro, Winchester, Melrose
in order to date ........ Newton
racquet-men seeded high in state rank-
ing, doubles combination should prove
to be among the best in Massachusetts
. . . . . . . . Innovation: ten mixed
doubles matches played at Winchester
prove highly successful ........
Second squad fares well in its matches,
should supply good material for next
year's Varsity ....
Captain .,....... Phil Scanlon
Coach . . Mr. Walter Taylor
Manager . . . . . . Dana Robinson
Squad Members and Scores to Date
Newton 6 Milton Academy 2
Newton 9 Huntington School 0
Newton 9 Salem 0
Newton 5 B. U. Varsity 2
Newton 8 Attlehoro 1
Newton 7 Winchester 2
Newton Groton School
Scanlon, Collinson, Betz, Lynch, Powers, T.
Woods, Wilson, Daly, C. Fisher.
Peabody, Wood, Birmingham, Ogilvie, Dennehy,
Guild, Macrobie, Callahan, Edison, Warshaw,
Drucker, Richard, Thomas Cmanagerl, Sherrill
Captain , .... Richard Preshry
Coach ...... Mr. Thomas Walters
Squad Members and Scores to Date
Newton BM Waltham M
Newton 2 Watertown 7
Newton SM Arlington M
New ton SM Lexington M
Newton 7M Watertown 1 M
Newton 9 Brookline 0
Richard Presbry, Carmel Tempesta, Edward
Teschner, Russell Gwillim, Francis Keefe, William
Corbett, Charles MacDonald, Robert Benes.
CENE: Charles River, Brae Burn,
Woodland, or Commonwealth Coun-
try Club ........ Cast: Newton
High Golfers led by veterans B. Presbry,
E. Teschner, C. Tempesta, and any one
of the teams making up Greater Boston
Golf League ........ Action:
Orange and Black defending reputation
as League Champions ........
This set-up finds Mr. Walters wearing
out fairways, pacing between matches
. . . . team and coach point intently
toward State Championships Cremem-
bering last yearis disappointing loss in
semi-finalsj ........ This season's
play sees tense, exciting moments, su-
perior individual play .... Newton
leading with 37 points out of possible
45, hard-pressed by Arlington ....
. . . . Coach Walters hopes for in-
creased interest and more candidates
for squad to supplement few returning
lettermen in 1941 ....
"BABY in a high chair," "Sa-Boom"
and "Locomotive" arouse in-
creased support from cheering sections
. . . . set new high in spirit and enthu-
siasm of spectators ........ Paul
Edmonston heads cheer leaders after
tryouts in the gym .... practices then
held twice weekly .... alternate
groups of three accompany team to out-
of-town contests .... added pep
noted in away-game rooting department
. . . . many new cheers incorporated
. . . . . . . . Whole squad performs ad-
mirably ........ A long Newton
for the cheer leaders ....
Paul Edmonston CCaptainJ
GIRLS' FIELD HOCKEY
Coach ,...... Miss Jean Aubrey
Pat Leydon, Virginia Sewell, Barbara Macdonald,
Eleanor Leahy, Martha Myrick, Sally Delano,
Mary Louise Hermanns, Erma Nightingale, Jackie
MacLean, Julia Grandinetti, Dorothy Mitchell.
'PHE crack of ball on bat is heard in
early autumn .... sixty girls in
green are tackling, driving, dribbling up-
field and down .... afternoon prac-
tices .... improvement .... teams
chosen .... Caroline Gentile captains
the Sophomores, Erma Nightingale the
Juniors, and Sally Delano the Seniors
. . . . the upper class emerges trium-
phant in triangular contest .... Hon-
orary Varsity chosen .... loses hard-
played game to Alumnae 1-0 ....
three class teams score grand slam over
Waltham .... Seniors defeated, Jun-
iors victors at Brookline ........
'6Play Days" immensely successful this
year .... Newton host to Beaver,
Windsor .... then Sport Festival
with Needham, Wellesley, VVatertoWn
. . . . Object of "Play Day:" to pro-
mote good fun, sportsmanship, rather
than intense competition with accent on
OPPORTUNITY offered every girl to
learn basketball technique and to
play on a team ........ This year
preliminary practices held, followed by
organization of teams for intra-mural
tournaments in November and Decem-
ber ........ Senior Quintet I, cap-
tained by Lillian Nardone, noses out
five others .... Varsity then chosen
to wear Newton colors in inter-school
contests ........ Two "Play
Days" held .... Newton host first
to three public schools, then three pri-
vate schools .... excellent instruction
and interesting games were enjoyed by
all who participated ........ Var-
sity loses to Alumnae in thrilling last
period, 54-51 .... climaxes successful
and fun-packed winter ....
GIRLS' BASKETBALL i
Coach ...... Miss Marywells Leiter
Coach. . . . . lVllSS.lt'2iIlAlllH'l'y
NIC nl' m-in-st :u'tix'iti0s for girls :lt
Nmwilun .... introdurod und de--
vt-lopt-d by Miss .loam Aubrcy ....
highly upprowcl of and oagerly partici-
pzitvd in by thx- fairer svx ........
Dum-if 4-ompositiou and lCCllIllql1tZ taught
. . . . thrvv typvs of movement: Swing,
Susluimld, and Pcrvussivc studies ....
. . . . Girls pmfrform at National Physi-
c'z1l lilllltillltltl Convention in Boston
. . . . . . . . Ncwxton devotees of Tarp-
Sll'll0l't,'ilIl url trvzttvd on April 5 to "An
l':Yt?lllIlQ2,' of thc 13211111-" .... fvzlturt-d
illlci'pi'c't:1tim1 of original flElIll't' numbvrs
by Bzu'bzu'u lNl2lt'fl0Il2lld, supplemented
by Ycrse-Spcakiug Choir ........
"Birthday of thv lllftltllilfi starring
Phyllis Wintc-rbottom, is prvsviltvd
. . . . Miss Aubrey stcnls show with
frolivking"DwarfD:1m'e" .... laurels
to vw-l'y girl for an vxvvllvnt porformarlce
INCLEMENT weather cuts tennis
season short, interest not at all
lacking ........ Nine girls finally
chosen by elimination rounds from large
number of aspirants ........
Tournaments abolished this year be-
cause of need of proper facilities, previous
failures .... may be reinstated by
popular request ........ Increased
number of games this year and many
group sporting affairs .... single
matches with Beaver, Brookline, Wal-
tham, Medford .... playday with
Lexington, Needham, and Belmont first
. . . . then with Brimmer, Cambridge,
and Wellesley ........ Season
proves successful from score viewpoint
. . . . is enjoyed thoroughly by partici-
pants ........ Miss Leiter empha-
sizes importance of sportsmanship and
benefits of exercise instead of intense
competitive spirit ....
. . . . . . . .lileanorLeahy
. . . . Miss Marywells Leiter
Nardone, Marjorie Keary, Patricia
Lydia Ciccone, Ethel Schall, Barbara
, Sally Delano, Patricia Leydon, Mary
INT RA - MURAL SPORTS
EIXTENSIVE intra-mural sports pro-
gram for girls continued this year
. . . . throughout school season oppor-
tunity given all girls to participate in
variety of athletic activities ....
School provides much new equipment
for recently introduced sports ....
Lacrosse, golf, archerygin fact, all sports
have finest facilities available ....
Policy of Physical Education Depart-
ment to give girls the type of sporting
curricula that they desire .... Golf
added this year by request ,.... Each
day in week devoted to different sport,
girls may benefit by more than one
OLF makes its first appearance as
intra-mural sport at Newton ....
Supervised by Miss Harper, it becomes
a real favorite among the girls ....
Twice weekly, technique is taught at the
school with practice mats and balls
. . . . the chance is given girls actually
to play on nearly every golf course
. . . . much improvement noted to date
FALL and spring afternoons find many
cheerful archers out shooting at the
"butts" .... individual instruction in-
creases accuracy greatly, provides real
exercise .... Mrs. Kuntz advises
every girl to come out whether she has
had prcvious experience or not ....
Play Days held with public and private
schools alikeg girls meet fellow "Maid
Marionsf' compete in shooting matches,
compare scores, discuss fine points
. . . . Sport proves one of most success-
ful and most interesting at Newton
WHEN baseball is in the air, the girls
are not to be outdone by the boys
. . . . every spring, the sport draws an
increased number of feminine partici-
pants .... In sport festivals, split
teams, partly of players of one school,
partly of players of another, compete to-
gether .... in this way, emphasis on
good fun and sportsmanship rather than
on intense competition .... Class
teams are chosen, play inter-class games
. . . . all around, baseball is considered
among tl1e most enjoyable sports Cby the
EACH fall, soccer draws a large group
of would-be "hooters" .... first
few weeks are spent in practice ....
expert coaching on the essential of the
game is given .... girls soon develop
skill in dribbling, kicking, and team
play .... Class teams are selected for
inter-class tournament .... winning
team awarded orange shields, tokens of
victory and attainment of efficiency in
the sport .... Juniors were victors
this year .... squad captained by
Ann Nardone consists of Phyllis Bower,
Hose Ciccariello, Connie Fanning, Jean
Goodale, Betty Harrigan, Pearl Jonah,
Catherine Keefe, Louise Shaffer, Connie
THE Indians started it, the colleges
supported it, Newton High's girls
carry it on with eager enthusiasm every
spring .... Lacrosse, one of the fast-
est and most interesting games in the
world, is thoroughly enjoyed by Newton
sportswomen .... The lacrosse squad
participated in three Play Days this year
with public and private schools of
Greater Boston .... Although re-
cently introduced, sport draws more
and more girls every year .... La-
crosse is one of the best games to de-
velop co-operation and team-play ....
interesting both to players and specta-
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