Newtown High School - Bugle Yearbook (Newtown, CT)
- Class of 1943
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Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1943 volume:
published by the Senior Class
"Let uf be of good rheer, laawever, remembering that mirfofluner
harder! to bear are flame that never rome."
fame: Rune!! Lowell
We, the graduating class of june, 1943, are stepping from the
secure, inclosed walls of Hawley High into the vast, cold wilderness
of an uncertain future. Unlike graduates of past years, we are ven-
turing into a world of turmoil and confusion. But we are prepared
to face the hardships of our country confidently and willingly, hav-
ing been brought to the realization that the democratic way of life
is the only way of life for a progressive and cultured nation. For
this understanding we are grateful for the patient and kindly guid-
ance of parents, teachers and friends.
Leaving school at this time we shall be hindered by many
unusual complications and uncertainties. As future citizens of
America, we leave the portals of Hawley High School determined
to do our part, no matter how trivial, or how difficult our stint
may beg we are determined to help to save our country from the
clutches of dictatorship.
Instead of continuing our education, many of us will join the
armed services upon graduation. Our education may be postponed
for perhaps three or four more years. But we are not going to com-
plain. We, young women as well as young men, are going to fight,
either as members of the armed forces, or in defense industries, or
on the farms. We are going to fight that our underclassrnen may
proceed with their advanced education without interruption if pos-
sible. We are going to fight, remembering "that misfortunes hard-
est to bear are those that never come".
To Miss Harriet Rice--a very good friend-we, the
Seniors of 1943, dedicate our yearbook. ,
Miss Rice, in the time she has been with us, has gained
the great respect of all her pupils who will not soon forget
her cheerful smile, her willingness to lend a helping hand,
or her friendly attitude toward them. We are deeply grate-
ful to her for helping to make our stay at Hawley School a
pleasant and worthwhile one.
Principal Carl A. LeGrow, B. S., M. A.
Mrs. Frances S. Goodsell, B. A. Mr. Edward L. Fuller, B. S.
Mathematics Physical Education
Miss Catherine M. Kroha, B. S., M. A. Mr. Vincent P. Gaffney, B. S.
Miss Harriet E. Rice, B. A. Mrs. Dorothy W. Cousens, B. S.
Social Science Home Economics
Miss Mary L. Barry, B. A., M. A. Miss Mary C. Dandineau, B. S.
Foreign Languages Seventh Grade
Miss Rita M. Bader, B. A. Miss Catherine M. McGarry, B. S
Biology and General Science Seventh Grade
Assistant Editor .........
Business Manager ................
Assistant Business Manager .......
Art Editor ........,.....................
Assistant Art Editors .....
Photography Editor ..................
Assistant Photography Editors
Sports Editors .......
Faculty Advisors ......
Year Book Staff
Mary L. Barry
Catherine M. Kroha
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1959-'40 President of Classg Dramatic Clubg '40-'-11
Editor of Hawley Echoesg Newspaper Clubg '41-'42
Personal Culture Clubg Assembly Committee.
SARAH FRANCES CARLSON
1939-'40 Personal Culture Clubg Glee Clubg '40-'41 i
Personal Culture Clubg Secretary of Sophomore Classg
'42-'45 President of Senior Classg Photography Editor
ESTHER JEAN BATE
Transferred from Bassick High School, Bridgeport,
Connecticut. 1942-'43 Editor of Yearbookg Class Sec-
1959-'40 Aviationg '40-'41 Future Farmers of
icag '41-'42 Future Farmers of Americag '42-'
retary of Future Farmers of America.
1939-'40 President of Wood Working Clubg '40-'41
Mechanics Clubg '41-'42 Athletics Clubg '59-'43 Base-
KENNETH WALTER CASEY
1939-'40 Dancing Clubg W'ood Working Clubg
'40-'41 Hygiene Clubg Assistant Manager of Basket-
ball and Baseball teamsg '4l3-42 Gym Clubg Manager
of Basketball and Baseball teams.
MICHAEL JOSEPH CAVANAUGH
"Joe Beck" "Boom Boom"
RICHARD WILLIAM DI VESTA
1939-'40 Dramatic Clubg '40-'41 Mechanics Club.
NATALIE ALMA EATON
1939-'40 Dramatic Clubg '41-'42 Newspaper Clubg
'42-'43 Assistant Editor of Yearbook.
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ANNA MARGARET GRIFFEN
1939-'40 Dancing Clubg Glee Clubg '40-'41 Personal
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ARTHUR JOSEPH HYATT
1939-'40 Dancing Clubg Baseballg '40-'41 Vice Presi-
dent of Photography Clubg '41-'42 President of Pho-
Culture Clubg Glee Clubg Assembly Committeeg
JOHN ROBERT HARASYMCZUK
Transferred from Central High School, Scranton,
Aid and Healthg '41-'42 Mechani
JOHN JOSEPH LEAVY
1939-'40 Dancing Clubg '40-'41 Photography Clubg
'-il-'42 Treasurer of Photography Clubg Treasurer of
ROBERT ARTHUR LEIBOLD
1939-'45 Future Farmers of Americag 1959 Vice Presi,
dent of Future Farmers of Americag '40-'42 Basket'
ballg '42-'43 President of Future Farmers of America.
ROBERT WILLIAM MAYER
1939-'40 Dramatic Clubg '40-'41 Future Farmers of
Americag Basketball School teamg '42-'45 Vice Presi-
dent of Future Farmers of Americag '40-'43 Basket-
ballg Future Farmers of America.
JOHN FRANCIS MILES
I939-V10 Radio Clubg '40-'41 Mechanics Clubg '41-'42
1939-'40 Sewing Clubg '40-'41 Personal Culture Clubg
'41-'42 Basketball Team.
MURIEL VIRGINIA PERSON
1939-'40 Dramatic Clubg '40-'41 Newspaper Clubg
'41-'42 Secretary of Camera Clubg '42-'43 Girls Bas-
1939-'40 Dancing Clubg '40-'41 Mechanics Clu
'40-'43 Basketballg '41-'42 Aviation Club.
1939-'40 Cheer Leaderg Glee Clubg '41-'42 Editor-im
chief of Newspaper Clubg '41-'43 Basketballg '41-'42
Secretary of Assembly Committeeg '43 Girls Sport
Editor of Yearbook.
ROBERT FRANCIS REIN ER
1959-'40 Dancing Clubg '40-'41 Photography Clubg
Assistant Boys Manager of Athletic Associationg Base-
ballg '41-'42 Vice President of Photography Clubg
President of Assembly Committeeg Secretary and
Treasurer of Athletic Associationg '42-'43 Business
Manager of Yearbookg Treasurer of Senior Class.
WILLIAM EDMOND ROCKWELL
1939-'40 Book Clubg '40-'41 Secretary of Mechanics
Clubg '41-'42 Newspaper Club.
D JAMES HENRY SCANLON
1939-'40 First Aid and Healthg '40-'41 Mechanics
Clubg '41-'42 President of Mechanical Drawing Club.
LORRAINE ANNE SHEPARD
1939-'40 Dramatic Clubg '40-'41 Personal Culture
Clubg '42-'43 Secretary of Dramatic Club.
WILLIAM IRVIN WATERHOUSE
i939-'40 Radio Clubg '40-'41 Mechanics Clubg '41-'42
Newspaper Clubg Assembly Committee.
HAROLD EUGENE WOODIN
1959-'40 Student Councilg '40-'41 Dramatic Clubg
'41-'42 Vice President of Classg '42-'-13 Assistant Edi-
tor of Yearbook.
DONALD HOPKINS SMITH
1939-'40 Treasurer of Classg '40-'41 President of
Classg Basketball and Baseball Managerg '41-'42
Newspaper Clubg '42-'43 Vice President of Class.
NORMAND EARL SMITH
1959-'43 Future Farmers of Americag '42-'43 Tre
urer of Future Farmers of America.
In the Service . . .
We wish to offer the best of luck to two members of our class, Wil-
liam Lewis and William Kearns, who patriotically answered Americas
call in time of war and will therefore be unable to graduate with us.
We wish to dedicate this small
space to the memory of Orville
Botsford and Forest Violette who
would have graduated with us
this vear. '
Ten years had elapsed since graduation in 1945 and I had just passed rather
noisily from this Life on earth to a more sublime existence. When I awakened I was
comfortably situated on a pretty puff of cloud just off the milky way. I stood up
to stretch and bumped my head on a sign post. A wise looking bird, perched on top
of it, laughed outrageously.
"Well, my friend," I said, very much annoyed, "ls it that funny ?"
"Not so funny as it's going to be. Look." With this he fluttered around the sign
post. One arrow read "Heaven", the other, "Below". "You have to choose", the bird
said, almost happily.
"That wont be hard," I answered and turned at once towards the Golden Gates.
"Not so fast, chum. The Gods decided that before you go either way you can
have one wish. What will it be?"
I pondered awhile before answering, "I haven't seen any of my Class of "43" in
Newtown since graduation. How about showing me what they're doing now?"
"Right". At once a long fluffy cloud like limousine appeared and we hopped
in. It ran automatically and we floated gayly towards earth.
As we came in sight of New York, the car glided very low and my bird friend,
whose name was Joe, pointed into a window on Wall St. In a very stylish office
sat three men in conference. joe explained, "That's Eugene Woodin, the prominent
banker, William Rockwell, the philanthrophistg and Richard DiVesta, the modern
Henry Ford. They're great contributors to business."
Passing over the Metropolitan Opera House, we heard the critics exclaiming
over Anna Griffin's success in "Faust", Nice work, Anna.
Circling towards Chicago we passed over several large farms. The beautiful
places were owned by none other than Robert Leibold and Robert Mayer, famous
In Chicago, Joe pointed out two of the professors at the famous Art Institute.
They were Frank Miles and james Scanlon, now successfully happy.
At a large theatre there we dropped in to see the star performer, Lorraine
Shepard. The writer of her latest success was none other than Donald Smith. What
Before turning west we flew over Washington. Walking in the White House
gardens were john Leavy, now president, and his able secretary, Muriel Person.
They were conversing with two well known senators, Carl Berls and Norman Smith.
Now who would have thought--?
"We must hurry!" reminded joe and we continued.
In St. Louis my feathered friend pointed out a Famous Girl's School which
was ably run by Miriam Butensky and Alice Morgan. Their interest in books cer-
tainly helped them to success.
Before reaching the coast we passed over a big chicken farm in Iowa whose
owner was none other than john Harasymczuk. What ambition!
Out in Hollywood we darted from one studio to the other. The photogenic
genius at Metro was Robert Reiner, trying to make the glamorous star, Arthur
Hyatt, look well in technicolor. With that red hair how could he miss? The musical
director at Warner Brothers turned out to be Beatrice Leaver. She and the head
costume designer Natalie Eaton were discussing their latest picture work.
While flying a little south of the movie city our cloud nearly collided with the
latest word in planes. I ducked, but joe only laughed. That Cavanaugh fellow cer-
tainly knows how to build them.
"You mean joseph Cavanaugh?" I asked. 'That's the one." I was silently
astounded. His rival in the field is Richard Perry, when he isn't playing hermit in
the Maine Woods. Likes to sleep you know.
"Yes, I remember."
A sea gull passed us and I discovered we were out at sea. Looking down at
Catalina I saw Kenneth Casey, managing his all star baseball team. Watch the man
on third, Casey.
Down south at an exclusive Florida beach resort I saw the distinguished socialite,
Sarah Carlson, now married to a rich New Yorker.
We had now landed and as I closed my eyes to the warm sun I was once more
at the sign post.
"Thanks for the trip, joeg it was very enlightening. But what about Eunice
"Look at me closely," replied joe.
Blue eyes and blonde feathers! Why Eun, I never would have guessed it!
"Now which way am I to go?"
"Directly south," replied joe.
President - Sarah Carlson
Vice President - Donald Smith
Secretary - Esther Bare
Treasurer - Robert Reiner
The Senior Class of 1943 elected its officers early in the fall. They
were as follows: Sarah Carlson, Presidentg Donald Smith, Vice-Presidentg
Esther Bate, Secretaryg and Robert Reiner, Treasurer. We are now near-
graduation and we extend our best wishes to all who will take our places.
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Between the Book Ends
Esther Bate .........
Carl Berls .................
Miriam Butensky ...... .... ' 'Little Women"
Sarah Carlson ...........
Kenneth Casey .........
joseph Cavanaugh ....... .... ' '
Richard DiVesta ......
Natalie Eaton ............
Anna Griffen ..........
john Harasymczuk ..
Arthur Hyatt ...........
Beatrice Leaver .......
john Leavy ............
Robert Leibold ......
Robert Mayer ..,.
Frank Miles ......
Alice Morgan ....
Richard Perry ........
Muriel Person .........
Eunice Rasmussen ......
Robert Reiner ..............
William Rockwell ......
James Scanlon ........
Lorraine Shepard ....
Donald Smith ..,..,.....
Normand Smith ...,......
William Waterhouse .....
Eugene Woodin ......
Mr. LeGrow .........,........,....
Completing Homework ........
All This and Heaven Too"
"Wild Geese Calling"
...."All's Well That Ends Well"
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Clowning Through Baseball"
"Reaching For the Stars"
I Hear America Singing"
'As You Like lt"
The Unconscious Witness"
"How to Make Friends and Influen
"A Smattering of Ignorance"
The Big Sleep"
"The White Swan"
The Covered Wagon"
"If I Were King" '
"This Is the Life"
"Call of the Wild"
Far From the Maddening Crowd"
Keys of the Kingdom"
One Foot In Heaven"
By Hook or Crook"
Exams .....,..........,................ ..... ' 'Dangerous Days"
The Seniors ...........,.......... But That Was Yesterday"
The juniors ............... ......., ' 'Our Hearts Were Young and Gay"
The Sophomores ..... ........ ' 'Time Enough Later"
Freshmen ........ ..,..... ' '
Can You Imagine?
Arthur Hyatt as a traffic cop at Times Sq
john Leavy winning a jitter bug contest?
john Harasymczuk as the "Cisco Kid ?"
Carl Berls ashamed of himself?
Robert Reiner watching his waist line?
Robert Leibold sitting on the bench?
Donald Smith as a great hunter?
joseph Cavanaugh as a butler at a tea?
Robert Ma ers without Bill Lovell?
Anna Griffen calling hogs?
William Rockwell portraying the Great Lover?
Richard DiVesta creating a filibuster in Washington, D. C.?
Frank Miles as the back half of an ice skating horse?
Eugene Woodin as the front half?
Richard Perry pasting Valenties?
William Waterhouse winning a knitting contest?
james Scanlon looking intelligent?
Kenneth Casey as United States Ambassador to japan?
Alice Morgan in a "Veronica Lake hair-do ?"
Sarah Carlson explaining the necessity of Solid and Trig?
Eunice Rasmussen without a boy friend?
Norman Smith proposing to Claire Boothe Luce?
Muriel Person not using "Swan Soap?"
Lorraine Shepard without Muriel Person?
Miriam Butensky as an elephant rider?
Esther Bate not worried over the outcome of the year book?
Natalie Eaton without her curly hair?
Behind the Beyond"
uare on New Year's Eve?
Beatrice Leaver not worried about chemistry?
Miss Barry letting Seniors misbehave in her presence?
Miss Rice having a Senior Class that knows the Constitution?
Miss Kroha not knowing her students?
Mr. Fuller teaching French?
Mr. I.eGrow without any worries?
Miss Bader having pity on the eighth grade?
Mr. Gaffney without a White Owl?
Mr. Ready refusing to pick up after "us"?
without MacPage and his cohorts?
The Seniors Sing
Donald Smith ...............
Joseph Cavanaugh .......
Robert Mayer ............
Richard DiVesta ........
Robert Reiner .,..........,..
William Rockwell .......
Esther Bate ...................
William -Waterhouse ....
Frank Miles .................
-Beatrice Leaver ....,...
Eunice Rasmussen .......
Natalie Eaton ............
Richard Perry .....,...
Alice Morgan .....
john Leavy .........
Robert Leibold .....
Eugene Woodin ........
Miriam Butensky ......
Lorraine Shepard ......
Kenneth Casey ..........
John I-Iarasymczuk .......
Muriel Person .........
Carl Berls ...............
Normand Smith ....
James Scanlon .,...
Arthur Hyatt .....
Anna Griffen .....
Hawley School ......
Before Exams ..,..
Graduation . ......... ..
During Vacations ......
"On My Chick, Chick, Chicken Farm"
"I'm an Old Cowhand"
"Mary's A Grand Old Name"
"Little joe, the Wrangler"
"There Were Ten Pretty Girls"
"A Little Jive Is Good For You
.......'What Will I Do If I Marry A Soldier"
Oh Mother, Im Wild
I'm Dreaming-Of a White Christmas"
"Gobs of Love for the Navy"
Everything Happens to Me"
I Don't Want To Walk Without You QPeggyj"
So Long, Mary"
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"
Oh, the Farmer"
. ...... "Marie"
Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day"
I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep"
I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams"
"If I Only Had a Brain"
Sweet Little You"
Happy As a Lark"
A Day at Hawley . . .
8:30-Buses begin to arrive-in from the sticks.
8:40-Reiner bustles in-tries to copy all of his homework-his most strenuous effort of
8:45-Miriam Butensky's homework travels from desk to desk.
8:55-First bell rings-general scramble for home rooms-Woodin tears himself away from
8:59-Mayer arrives in room 8.
Torture begins-groans and more groans.
9:30-Home Ec. girls busy cutting-themselves.
10:15-Queer smells from the lab.-the chemistry class almost asphyxiates itself.
10:45-"School for Scandal"-Miss Kroha hears all the lame excuses for no home work.
11:25-U. S. History and a Miles' special in arguments.
11:28-One argument too many-Miles is ousted from U. S, History.
12:10-Glamor girls crowd mirrors.
12:12-Chocolate milk arrives in room 8wReiner and Leavy almost trample Mr. LeGrow in
their? rush for the milk man-Perry tries to chisel a bottle-Casey spills his on
12:20-Waterhouse tries to ease out while Miss Barry's back is turned.
12:23-Freedom, chats and budding romances. .
12:25-The candid, camera fiends have a workout-Hyatt takes Reiner's picture-Reiner takes
Hyatt's. Result--too many pictures of Reiner and Hyatt.
12:50-Casey leaves room 8 for a happier home.
1:05-Perry tries to get into Miss Rice's good graces by showing her snap shots.
1:45-Geometry class-Miles tries to prove that a crooked line is straight.
2:20-Lorraine Shepard, late as usual to French, tries to make peace with a bright "Bonjour,
2:25-Mr. Fuller's study-Perry's nap period.
2:55-Mr. Fuller reads list of after school visitors.
3:00-Miss Barry reads same list,
3:05-Teachers line up outside room 8 to collect their "pets".
07--Muriel Person sings a "swan" song.
10-Home for some of us.
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The junior Class held its first meeting in October and elected officers.
A successful dance was launched in November. The credit should go to
Dorothy Quinn, chairman, and her able assistance. Class rings were pur-
chased before Thanksgiving. The junior Class has many things planned for
the New Year besides the prom.
The juniors extend to the Seniors the best of luck and success.
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In the early part of October the Sophomore Class held its first meeting
and class officers were elected. The following members were chosen by the
class: McAllister, Presidentg Ruth Butensky, Vice-Presidentg Betty Haefele,
Secretaryg Miriam Rasmussen, Treasurer. This year the class is a rather
The members of the Sophomore Class extend best wishes for success
and happiness to the members of the Senior Class.
Ruth Butensky, Vice-President
In our first year of high school we were the largest class in Newtown
At the beginning of the school year we elected officers as follows:
Loretta Nichols, President, Burr Morgan, Vice-President, Charles Swan,
Secretary, John Ryan, Treasurer.
The Freshman Class is represented by several boys and girls on the
intramural basketball teams.
Loretta Nichols, President
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Bequeath to each and all so free
The good points of the class.
To Room Eight, the one of riot,
We leave a class so very quiet.
To 'River" Shannon who is thin
A bit of Reiner, the opposite of him.
To Lillian Collins that she may be gay
A bit of Eunice's flirtatious way.
To Mr. LeGrow a chemistry class
Which will have one student worthy to pass.
To Miss Rice a student quite bright
Who will study with all his might.
We give to Miss Barry a good sized wrench
To force her students to study French.
To Harvey Rasmussen, who is so small,
We leave Liebold's build so broad and tall.
To Eileen Dyer so full of fun and noise
Muriel Person's calm and peaceful poise.
To Dolly Williams with complexion so light
Lorraine Shepard's color so bright.
To Bill Lovell, a non-athlete,
Carl Berl's prowess with hands and feet.
And quiet Dot Quinn could surely use
Some of Natalie Eaton's giggling coos.
To Charlie Potter we do decree
jimmy Scanlon's nose for chemistry.
To Lewis Andrews in math so tame
We leave Miriam Butensky's mathematical fame.
To Bettie Haefele of conservative delights
We leave Esther Bate's radical flights.
To Ray Burr so frank when talking
We leave Bill Waterhouse's bluffing.
To Arthur Spero, that annoying creature,
We give Bob Mayer's way with the teacher.
To the girl-shy john Morgan
Eugene Woodin's bent for women.
To Krawiecki's mediocre countenance
We give Richard DiVesta's good appearance.
To Mary McCarthy whose drawings are miniatures
We leave Frank Miles' famous caricatures.
To Harry Doehne to match his obedience
John Leavy's sarcastic insolence.
To David Cassidy's liveliness
We give Hyatt's laziness.
Ray Person, we feel, deserves
joe's famous pitching curves.
To Burr Morgan we do assign
Kenneth Casey's fine line.
Tom Bate we hope will keep
Dick Perry's ability to sleep.
With our regrets to those we've missed
We bring to end our lengthy list.
And so we close with a great sigh
Those joyful days at Hawley High.
"They Died One Night"
Francois DuBois was out early this particular june
morning, plowing his rich fertile soil. The war was
continuing and there was great fear of the fall of
France. As Francois worked, his thoughts were cen-
tered on the war. Suppose-just suppose-the Ger-
mans should come to France, demolish and burn the
towns, and France should fall captive to Germany?
Would he be run off his farm? Would the Germans
burn his home and his family? What would become
of them all? Francois put a new vigor behind the
plow. They would not take France. Not as long as he
produced abundant food for the soldiers. They would
keep on fighting and keep the Germans back.
Yes, they would keep on fighting. Even Francois'
own son Pierre was out there on the field of battle.
Pierre had gone away some eight months before with
a determination to fight for the freedom of his
country. A brilliant young chap, he soon became an
officer with a clear understanding of the state of
affairs, and a hatred for war and its plotters.
Francois was startled from his thought by the
shouting of his wife Clarissa, who was undoubtedly
excited over something.
"Francois! Francois! Oh Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu!"
"What is it Clarissa? You are all excited! Stop your
shouting and tell me what is wrong. Has Marie fallen
down the well? Did you burn the cake again? Tell
me, what is wrong?"
"Oh Francois, the Italians, the Italians, have de-
clared war on us. What are we going to do? We can't
last much longer. Our troops are weakening, our food
is running low. The Germans will surely stamp us
out. Francois! Francois! Did you hear what I said ?"
Francois did hear what she said. Her words came at
his heart with a stab, his face turned white at the
thought. The Italians and Germans-together they
would strike at France. Together they would take his
land, his farm. He looked at his plow, at his freshly
plowed land as though he would not be plowing it
for his benefit alone. But wait! Hadn't he, not five
minutes ago told himself that they would not fail
their beloved country?
Francois looked at his wife shivering with fright
looking up at him for courage. He looked at his big
white farm house and little Marie playing outside.
"Come, Clarissa, let us go in for lunch."
The two walked back in silence-Clarissa with a
heavy, frightened, and weary step, Francois with a de-
termined pace-determined to fight for freedom.
All that day Francois' mind was whirling with
thoughts. Nothing else could enter his mind. He real-
ized the tenseness of his fellow Frenchmen when he
went to town that afternoon. People were standing
in line with ration books, waiting for the day's
meager supplies, a chance in a hundred that they
would get anything at all. Groups of men were stand-
ing in the street, some talking furiously with tense,
jerky voices, others were listening with faces pale
and puzzled. Boys and girls were walking about
quietly, cautiously, with clothes made from still older
clothes. All this he saw-all with one thought in
mind-determination to fight, to fight in the spirit
which is characteristic of all true Frenchmen.
Then the blow came. At the end of that week the
Germans marched into Paris. In no time the French
were overwhelmed and the capital city was in the
hands of the Germans. Still Francois kept his cour-
age, though at times his thoughts and fears nearly
drove him crazy.
Two nights later Francois, his wife, and child were
eating their scant evening meal when heavy foot-
steps were heard outside, sharp, clear commands, and
then a loud knock at the door. Francois' heart began
to pound at a terrific pace, his throat became coarse
and dry, and his wife turned deathly white. A second
knock came louder, more commanding.
"Open up! Open up in the name of the Feuhrer!"
Resolutely Francois opened the door. In stamped
five huge Germans, two of them officers. Quickly
they glanced around the room.
"Hans, Fritz, look around, pick up anything of
interest. This man is rich.'
Francois started to protest but one of the burly
soldiers stepped quickly toward him with anwarning
not to speak.
"Aha! Lieutenant Pratzer, the Frenchman does not
like our company. Maybe he does not know that we
have one of his big fat cows. Our soldiers could use
some good beef. Wilhelm, go fetch those beautiful
cows we saw. Tie them together so we will have no
trouble leading them."
Francois thrust forward at the officer.
"THEY DIED ONE NIGHT" fcontinuedj
"You shall not take my stock! I'll kill you before
I'll let our boys starve. I'll kill everyone of you with
my bare hands!"
"Francois! Francois! Don't! Come back! Francois!"
But Francois did not listen. He lunged at the of-
ficer's throat, his face livid with rage. Two other
Germans flung at Francois, beat him clear across the
room where he hit the wall with a dull thud. Silence
-then his body slid to the floor, his head crushed
to a pulp.
Little Marie ran screaming to her father. "Daddy,
Daddy, don't die! Open your eyes - Mommy!
Mommy! Daddy's dead. They killed him, they killed
Captain Blitz's head was bursting from the scream-
ing. Why not shut the little brat up? Why not stop
that infernal screaming? His hand went to his gun,
then quickly he fired. The child let out a bloody
scream, then fell, her head on her father's chest.
Lieutenant Pratzer was stunned. He and another
soldier had killed the father, his.Captain had killed
the child. What would the Commissioner say? Cap-
tain Blitz felt funny-was ready to speak when a muf-
fled moan reached his ears, turning, he saw Clarissa
fall to the floor with a sickening thump. My God!
She was dead! Shock probably-maybe a heart attack.
Captain Blitz began to sweat. He had three unneces-
sary deaths on his hands. Lieutenant Pratzer was eye-
ing him curiously-waiting.
"Stupid Frenchman," blurted Blitz. "They don't
know that we are the master race. They'll learn. But
come, let us clear up this food. We will search the
house, then burn it to the ground. Other Frenchmen
might learn we mean business."
With this statement he started to poke every nook
and corner picking up whatever he thought valuable.
Finally when they had finished, they went outside. As
the house burned, Blitz felt proud. The Commissioner
would reward him for bringing such good things
back, cows that would mean plenty of meat."Then
with a proud, sharp command he ordered his mer
back to camp.
A few days later Pierre DuBois was given a shor
leave. He had a weary heavy heart as he walked along
the country road leading to his home. His belovec
country had fallen, and the Armistice would be signer
soon. Then he, a stalwart fighter of France, would be
forced to fight on the German's side. But he musi
console his mother and father. He must make thing:
bright for them. He was nearing his home. He hac
not told them he was coming, nor had he heard frorr
them in several days. Pierre rounded the corner, his
eyes searching for his home. Suddenly Pierre's feet
froze to the ground. His heart thumped with force-
ful, agonizing beats. His head whirled and made hirr
dizzy. Then with a low, guttural moan he ran toward
the charred ruins of his beloved home. He stopped,
the tears streaming down his cheeks. "Mon Dieu!
Mon Dieu! My family, where are they? What has
happened to them?"
He looked around as if hoping to see something,
some part of his home still standing. Pierre's eyes
finally came to a focus on three crosses placed securely
in the ground, side by side. Slowly, painfully Pierre
walked to the graves as though lost in another
world. Quietly he took his crucifix from around his
neck, and holding it tightly between his hands, he ut-
tered a solemn prayer of revenge. At his mother's
grave he prayed for her happiness, peace, and security
in the home of the Holy Father. As he turned towards
little Marie's grave, the tears streamed down his face
in remembrance. He prayed, "Little Marie, may God
love you as your brother Pierre loves you. May you
always be a protector for your beloved Mother and
Father. Little Marie, don't you worry about me. Some
day soon I shall join you, Mother, and Father, in the
land of Faith and Love. Amen."
Pierre crossed himself solemnly, then arose and
proceeded to camp with a heart that ached with sor-
row and loneliness, and with a heavy, determined
step that seemed to beat out in staccato rhythm the
words, Revenge! Revenge! Revenge!
By Beatrice Leaver
Most Likely to Succeed
Done Most for School
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Without the aid of the fine players of last year's squad, but with new
and capable replacements on hand, Coach Fuller turned out a very capable
team this year. Despite the number of defeats handed to us by opposing
teams, the Newtown boys carried on in their usual high spirited manner.
Due to the transportation situation the Housatonic Valley League was
not able to plan a definite schedule for the various schools, but through
the efforts of our very capable coach, Mr. Fuller, a number of games was
arranged with teams near-by, so that the boys were not entirely deprived
of the sport that they enjoy participating in.
We, who are graduating this year, give our sincere thanks to Mr. Fuller
and wish the future players the greatest success for the coming season.
. BJ A. -
The basketball team of 1943 had just organized when it won the first
league game of the season.
The girls have had several tournaments among class teams, but have
played very few league games due to the present war emergency. Never-
theless, the season has been an intereeting one.
The team members include Dorothy Quinn, Mabel Peck, Bettie Haefele,
Eunice Rasmussen, Miriam Rasmussen, Dorothy Kearns, Emy Lou Stas-
burger, Virginia Wiser, Margaret Beardsley, Beatrice Morgan, Lorraine
Shepard, Barbara Baxter, and Beatrice Leaver.
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JUNIOR GLEE CLUB
This year there are thirty members in the junior Glee Club. At our first meet-
ing on September 24 we elected officers. As one of our projects we arranged words
to the tune "On The Mall" and made it our junior Glee Club Song.
THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Assembly Committee is to arrange programs twice
a month which will be educational as well as interesting to the student body.
The committee is composed of two members from each class. At the
first meeting the following officers were elected! Lorraine Shepard, Chair-
man, Robert Reiner, Vice-Chairman, Barbara Baxter, Secretary, and Dwight
Carlson, Treasurer. Other members of the Committee are Frank Leaver and
Velma Kovacs, grade nine, Virginia Wiser and David Cassidy, Grade ten,
and Nancy Baxter, grade eight.
The Assembly Committee takes pride in having been able to present
so far this year such programs as: "The Victory Corps", "The Brotherhood
Program" and "Dr, I.
SENIOR GLIZIZ flllli
As the year IFHL-15 progressed, there seemed little hope ot' there heing a Senior
Glee flluh, hut due to the efforts of Virginia XX"iser and Margaret lieardsley .1 group
of girls was soon gathered together to meet every other week.
At the first meeting the following officers were elected: Bettie Haefele, Presi-
dentg Lorraine Shepard, Vice Presidentg Margaret Beardsley, Secretary.
THE ATI-ILIQTIC ASSOCIATION
At the first meeting of the Athletic Association the following officers
were electedg President, Robert Reinerg Vice-President, Donald Smithg Sec-
retary-Treasurer, Lorraine Shepardg Boys' Manager, john Leavyg and Girls'
Manager, Muriel Person.
Because of the war we have not played many games hut feel that the
experience we had in organizing has been most helpful.
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The Future Farmers of America
The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of by and
for the boys studyrng vocatronal agrrculture The club grves supplementary O 4
trarnrng to boys who ire plfrnnrng a future rn some branch of the agrrtul -4'
The prrmary arm of the Future Farmers of Amerrta rs the development N5
of agrrcultural leadershrp co operatron md crtrzenshrp 4
The offlcers for thrs year are as follows Presrdent Robert Lerbold
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THE FLAGPOLE FOUNTAIN
Harold F. Smith
CANDY, SODA, LUNCHES
Rider's Ice Cream
MRS. E. C. MAULICK
NEWTOWN COAL and
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W. A. HONAN, INC.
Grain - Feed
Hawleyville - - - Conn
Sandy Hook Barber Shop
Newtown Barber Shop
Paul Provenzano, Mgr.
Edward S. Pitzscher, Prop.
"It Pay! to Look Well"
Dr. LAWRENCE J. CHASKO
N ewrown, Conn.
S. CURTIS 81 SONS, INC.
PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
Home of the Latex! Talking
H. G. WARNER
Super Service Stores
Sandy Hook, Conn.
A. W. RASMUSSEN
Telephone is 55
1. 1. KEANE
RADIO SUPPLIES and SERVICE
E verytlaitz g Electrical
NEWTOWN ICE COMPANY
A. F. "Slim" Dickinson, Prop.
Newtown - Sandy Hook Road
PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
a L. Knapp Agne
FOR BEAUTY'S SAKE
Atchison Block -- Phone 430
C. HOWARD DALEY
OPTICIANS - JEWELERS
HEIM'S MUSIC STORE, INC.
PIANOS AND MUSICAL
VICTOR AND BLUEBIRD RECORDS
R. C. A. - VICTOR RADIOS
268 Main Street Phone 353
KNAPP AND TRULL
- Free Delivery -
Telephones 8 and 9
PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
Danbury and Bethel
Gas and Electric Light Co.
GOOD LIGHTING IN SCHOOL MEANS
Better Work in Classrooms
GOOD LIGHTING IS CHEAP
EYESIGHT IS PRICELESS
T. 0'TOQLE Sc SONS, Inc.
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Tear Qook Staff
STAMFORD , , CONNECTICUT
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RAY MASON LEONARD, INC. W. F. DESMOND, M. D.
991 MAIN STREET
I O H N M A N N
CORBETT 8: CROWE
SUPER SERVICE STORE
Sandy Hook, Conn.
J. B. EGEE, M. D.
Sandy Hook, Conn.
GEORGE M. STUART, INC.
C oazmll your if1J1mzm'e agen! df you
would your dortor or lawyer
PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
G. T. RASMUSSEN
COAL, GRAIN, HAY, FEED
Telephone Newtown 33-12
BERNARD 1. DOLAN
Fuel, Oil, Coal and Wood
A. B. NICHOLS
PAINTING and PAPER HANGING
Russell F. Strasburger, D. V. S.
CASTLE HILL FARM
PASTEURIZED and RAW MILK
Dirert from farm to you
Sam Paproski, Prop.
E. C. PLATT
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YOUR SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER
1200 Main Street
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CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH
South Main Street
WALTER L. GLOVER
J. T. DERAPS
BEN. D. SMITH
ELECTRICAL AND RADIO
T H E P I N E S
HAROLD 1. G. HANSEN
ALL COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS
DAY AND EVENING SESSIONS
268 Main Street
Opposite Post Office
F O R D S
SALES - SERVICE
CLAUDE H. LEWIS
C A R PE N T E R
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BURN'S DRUG STORE
143 MAIN STREET
Sandy Hook, Conn.
Sturdevant's Photo Shop
278 MAIN STREET
THE GLORY OF DEMOCRACE
That a man may think as he
will, speak as he will, and
worship God in his own way.
To Prwerve Om' Democrary-
Buy War Bondf and Stampf
NEWTOWN SAVINGS BANK
THOMAS F. BREW
Sandy Hook, Conn.
25 White Street
LAUNDERERS - DRY CLEANERS
FUR STORAGE - RUG CLEANERS
Phone Collect 575
PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS
163 Main Street
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
You have been exposed to Mitchell's
Dairy Products as you used them with
your school lunches.
Don't forget, as you go out into your
future endeavors, the same appetizing
milk, chocolate milk and other fine dairy
products will stand by you and give you
the needed energy to face life's battles.
THE MITCHELL DAIRY CO.
Mifrbelllr Grade A Sofkurd Vitamin
Next to the Palace Theatre D Milk
Sandy Hook Conn,
PATRONIZE OUR A DVERTISERS
THE NEWTOWN BEE
H. G. Carlson, Prop.
SALES8c CHEVRQLET SERVICE
Where Friend! Meet Friend!
Phone 1 S 1
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THE CLASS OF 1943
C ompimentr of
R. H. HOLCOMB
Ilr Rirbnen Dirtinguiflaef It Eeafily
These people who have advertised in The Bugle have made
the publication a success. We thank all of them heartily,
and hope our readers will patronize them.
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