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Show Hide text for 1937 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 60 of the 1937 volume: “ . CLASS BOOK - 193 ? - nson High School NORTH ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS Y PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1937 MISS CLARA LOIS CURLEY To Miss Clara Lois Curley this Yearbook is dedi¬ cated. Miss Curley, who came to Johnson in 1934, has since then proved a very capable teacher of Junior Business Training, Domestic Arts, Cooking and Sew¬ ing. Miss Curley is this year finishing her teaching career at Johnson and plans to marry Robert Richards on June 26. All the Johnson student body regrets losing so popular a teacher, but cordially wishes her success and happiness. 1937 YEAR BOOK YEAR BOOK STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF Editor in Chief Assistant Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Humor Editor Thomas D. McKiernan Paul Bixby John T. Chadwick, 3rd Isabelle Phelan Robert B. Galaher Mason L. Downing INDIVIDUAL WRITE-UP COMMITTEE Dorothy P. Lord, Chairman Marion S. Bamford Caroline Barker Evelyn Clark Doris M. Dimery Marie M. Dolan Warren Drew Mary E. Thomson Harold R. West Barbara J. Eldredge Walter F. Fredrick James A. Hargreaves Joseph K. Kattar Carl E. Lager, Jr. Joseph A. Maker Norman A. Stead Mary G. Wilcox Everett R. Woodhouse BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager Advertising Manager Typists Faculty Adviser Gordon Thurlow James E. Williams Senior Typing Class Edith L. Pierce ALVAH GEORGE HAYES ADDRESS TO THE SENIORS © ENJAMIN FRANKLIN not only understood the value of time, but he put a price on it which made others appreciate its. value. A customer one day entered Franklin’s little bookstore during the morning when Franklin was busy in the pressroom. After spending some time in aimlessly turning over books and showing dissatisfaction over prices he asked to see the proprietor. Mr. Franklin hurried from his pressroom to see what was wanted. “What is the lowest price for this book?” asked the leisurely customer. “One dollar and a quarter,” was the prompt answer. “Why, your clerk asked only a dollar for it, a few minutes ago.” “True,” said Franklin, “and I could better have afforded to take a dollar than to leave my work and get a dollar and a quarter.” The man believing Franklin to be joking, continued coaxingly, “Come now, Mr. Franklin, what really is your lowest price?” “One dollar and a half,” was the grave reply. “Why, you just offered it to me for a dollar and a quarter.” “Yes, and I could better have taken that price then than a dollar and a half now,” replied Franklin. Without further words the crestfallen purchaser laid the money on the counter, took the book, and left the store. This little episode illustrates a point. Many people are perfectly willing to waste the time of others as well as their own- It is only when they are made to realize that the time of others is valuable that they can be reformed. It is interesting to note that time is man’s only possession which he is wil¬ ling to have others waste. Frequently he will waste it without assistance. The tragedy of the situation is that time unlike other possessions cannot be replaced. Once gone, it is gone forever. For the past four years, you have each been endowed with an equal amount of time. Some of you have used your endowment to good advantage- For others the lesson still remains to be learned- Therefore I pass on to you this word of advice. If you have learned the lesson of making each minute count, continue in the same path. On the other hand if you are one who has not ac¬ quired this habit, attempt to acquire it at once. Truly, time waits for no man, and when opportunity knocks he succeeds who has budgeted his time ad¬ vantageously. In parting I extend to you, the class of 1937, my sincere congratulations upon having passed another educational milestone in your careers, and hope that it is only one of several which you are to attain. To all I wish unbounded happiness and success. ALVAH G. HAYES 5 THE FACULTY Mr. Alvah Hayes, B. S., M. I. T. Miss Clara Chapman, A. B., Bates Miss Irene Cook, A. B., Mount Holyoke Mathematics (Principal) Chemistry, Physics, Scinnce American History, French, Socia 1 Science Miss Mildred Green, A. B., Mount Holyoke Miss Veva Chapman, A. B., Bates Miss Alice Neal, B. S. S., M Ed., Boston University Miss Glenna Kelly, A. B., Jackson . Miss Edith Pierce, A. B., Wellesley . Miss Dorothy Colburn, B. S., Simmons Miss Clara Curley, B. S., Framingham Miss Eileen McAloon, A. B , Trinity Miss Mary Buckley, B S , Ilegis Mr. John Donovan, A. B., M. A , Boston College MR- James Cavalieri, Ph.B., Holy Cross; M.Ed., Boston College Latin, Mat hematics English, Civics Bookkeeping, Typewriting . History, Social Science English, French Stenography, Typewriting, Girls ' Coach Domestic Arts English, History, Business Training . Biology, Domestic Arts English, German Math, Science Boys’ Coach Sntinra JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL MARION S. BAMFORD Glee Club 4 Year Book 4 Journal Staff 4 Marion is a good sport, al¬ ways ready to try anything once. She is well liked by all her classmates and sure to be a success whatever her occupa¬ tion. CAROLINE BARKER “Carol” Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 2 Basketball Club 4 Journal Staff 3, 4 Honor Student 1, 2, 3, 4 Cheer Leader 4 Dramatic Club 2 Etiquette Club 3 Class Sec.-Treas. 3 Class Essayist A. A. Play 3 Year Book 4 Carol, with her excellence in studies and sports combined with her personality and viva¬ city will go a long way in her chosen field. PAUL BIXBY Class Orator Class President 1 Debating Club 3, 4 (Pres.) Student Council 2, 3, 4 Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 Unselfish, willing to aid his friends, serious and graced with the power of oratory, Paul is liked by every member of his class. Best of luck, Paul! NEEDHAM B. BROWN “Brownie” Chemistry Club 3 Student Council 2, 3 Between Fords and girls, Brownie finds plenty of time for work and seriousness, which is shown by his classwork. ROSEMARY B. CASHMAN “Rose” Student Council 3, 4 Cheer Leader 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Dramatic Club 1 Glee Club 2 Etiquette Club 3 Basketball Club 2, 4 Athletic Ass’n Secretary Prettiness, cheerfulness, and sweetness all rolled into one is Rosemary. EDNA CASSIDY “Teddy” Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4 Secretary-Treasurer 1 Athletic Council Basketball 1, 2, 3 Basketball Club Chemistry Club Boyish, athletic and an all around good sport, Edna will always be remembered as “Ted¬ dy.” OLGA CEPLIKAS “Dusty” Chemistry Club 3 Glee Club 4 (President) Basketball 1, 2, 3 A jolly good-natured girl is about the best way to describe Olga. JOHN T. CHADWICK, 3rd. “Chad” Football 2, 4 Basketball 3, 4 Chef ' s Club 3 Athletic Council 3 Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 A studious young man, ad¬ mired and liked by all his class¬ mates who wish him well in his ambition to be a successful farmer. 8 1937 YEAR BOOK BARBARA M. CHASE Another quiet girl but full of fun and willingness to help other fellows out. We know you will succeed in whatever you choose to do, Barbara. EVELYN CLARK “Clarkie” Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4 Journal Staff 1, 4 Year Book 4 Evelyn is a quiet, reserved girl with a personality which makes her invaluable to all who really know her. STUART J. COUGHLIN, Jr. “Flash” Glee Club 4 Stuart is one of the Boxford pupils. He is well-liked by all. Good luck, Stuart! MARY CURTIN Glee Club 2 Mary, being one of the quiet¬ er girls of the class is not often heard but is well-liked. HELEN M. DAW Glee Club 2 Sub-Deb Club 4 (Vice-pres.) Helen is an example of cheer¬ fulness united with willingness to help others. GEORGE A. DEHULLU “Jake” French Club 3 Debating Club 4 A smile for everyone. Al¬ ways willing to help his class¬ mates, especially in that little matter of neglected homework. We wish you luck, “Jake!” ANTHONY J. DETORA Debating Club 3, 4 Baseball 2, 3, 4 Football 3, 4 Basketball 2 “Tony” is a little fellow with a big smile. He has the deter¬ mination to succeed in whatever he attempts. Industrious and good natured, he will long be remembered as a regular fellow. DORIS M. DIMERY Basketball 1 Chemistry Club 3 Debating Club 4 Year Book 4 Dot has a smile for every¬ body. They say if you keep on smiling the world will smile with you. Good luck, Doris! 9 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL MARGARET A. DINEEN Glee Club 2 Dramatic Club 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 Anne is a happy-go-lucky and one of the most popular girls. We sure were glad, Anne, when you left St. Patrick’s High for Johnson. EILEEN M. DOHERTY Chemistry Club 3 Glee Club Sec’y Treas. 4 Eileen is a short, energetic girl with a loud, hearty laugh. MARIE M. DOLAN “Re” Glee Club 2 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4 A. A. Play 2, 3, 4 Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 Marie is the actress in the class and a big success in all the annual plays. Well-liked and possessing a charming person¬ ality, “Re” will go a long way. MARY P. DONNELLY “Pearly” Glee Club 1, 2, 3 Pearly is the baby of the Sen¬ ior Class. Even though she is small, we all know when she is around. MASON L. DOWNING Valedictorian Harvard Club Award Pres. Hi-Y Club 4 Debating Club 4 Debating Team Chemistry Club Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 A. A. Play 4 One glance at his activities and offices shows you how pop¬ ular and well liked he is. We all join in and wish him the success and prosperity which he truly deserves. WARREN DREW “Drewy” Football 3 Hi-Y Club Year Book 4 A gentleman both wise and small and a friend to all. He may be a famous polo player, as he has a keen interest in horses. RUTH E. DRUMMOND “Rufus” Reserved and quiet, Rufus is deeply appreciated by all whom she has helped out of difficulties these four years. BARBARA J. ELDREDGE Glee Club 2 French Club 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 (Pres.) Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 Barbara is a friend to all and especially so when you need help with your homework. She has been very successful dur¬ ing her high-school career and we feel sure that she will have little trouble in reaching her goal. 10 1937 YEAR BOOK ALICE B. EMMASON Chemistry Club 3 Glee Club 4 Alice is quiet, good natured and sincere, qualities th at will help her along the road through life, and which make her val¬ uable to all who really know her. WALTER FREDRICK Glee Club 1, 2, 3 Chef’s Club 4 Walter is a fellow who will advance because he has the courage to see a thing through. ROBERT B. GALAHER “Bob” Chef’s Club 2 Chemistry Club 4 Football 4 Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 A quiet boy with an ambition to be a chemist. Perhaps a sec¬ ond Pasteur or Dalton. PHYLLIS I. GALLANT Glee Club 1, 3 Dramatic Club 2 “Phil” is a quiet girl, well liked by everyone but not seen enough, as she lives out in the country. OLIVE M. GROVE “Ollie” Glee Club 3 (Secretary) Although “Ollie” only came to us last year, she has quickly won her way into our hearts. We have been told she likes to dance. That may account for her sunny disposition and ready smile. ALICE T. HAJDYS Glee Club 1 Dramatic Club 2 “Al” is a rather shy girl but we know she will get over that when she gets out into the world. And she most certainly will be a credit to J. H. S. JAMES A, HARGREAVES “Jim” Football 4 Chemistry Club 3 (Sec’y) Hargreaves is the comedian of the class. The greatest mer¬ riment is enjoyed in his com¬ pany. Jim’s hobby is studying after lessons are over. He is liked by all for his good nature. JACKSON HAYMAN Jackson is the electrical wiz¬ ard of the class, and one who is always ready to give a few hints from his store of knowledge. 11 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL HORACE J. HAYMAN Chemistry Club 2 Debating Club 3, 4 A quiet, studious boy, Horace will long be remembered. WILLIAM E. HOLT “Bill” Student Council 1 Glee Club 3 “Bill” will succeed because he has the will-power and he cer¬ tainly has the physical strength to advance. Good luck, Bill. JOSEPH K. KATTAR “Joe” Chef’s Club Pres. 3 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4i Year Book 4 A good student with a willing smile and a sterling character. We’re all sure you’ll succeed, Joe. RUTH M. KEATING Glee Club 2 Ruth is sometimes shy but this has proven to be an asset to her. Through her shyness she has found many friends. She certainly will make a nice wife for some lucky man. What say, Ruth? DORIS V. KENT Sub-Deb Club 4 Quiet, but really full of fun and pep, she will go a long way in her chosen road. JOHN A. KLUFTS “Kluftsie” A . quiet, industrious boy, but fond of dancing and a good time. (May you be a second Fred Astaire, John. FRANCES A. KMIEC “Fran” During her years at high school Frances has been taking up secretarial work. She has been successful thus far and we wish her much more success. BARBARA KNOWLES “Babs” Usually seen but not heard, Barbara nevertheless is one of the more socially inclined girls of our class. 12 19 37 YEAR BOOK RACHEL J. KRUSCHWITZ “Ray” Orchestra 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 2 Dramatic Club 2, 3 • Sub-Deb Club 4 Ray has been a good sport in everything: she has done. We are all wishing: her success. We’re all pulling: with you, Ray! CARL E. LAGER, Jr. “Carl” Chemistry Club 3 Debating: Club 4 Hi-Y Club 4 Model Airplane Club, Lawrence ear Book 4 Well, Carl, it’s a long; walk to Pleasant Street, but we know it is worth it. Good luck in aero¬ nautics. DOROTHY P. LORD “Dot” Chemistry Club 3 Dramatic Club Sec’y 4 Annual Play 3 Year Book 4 (Chairman personal write-up committee) Dot has endeavored to give the best she had to the class. She has been a grand pal, and her ability will surely carry her far on the road to success. CHESTER E. LUNDQUIST The sleepiest boy in class, but he sure gets peppy when he hears music. His dancing: abil¬ ity adds to his popularity. JOSEPH A. MAKER “Joe” Class Treasurer 1 Student Council 2, 3, 4 Class Marshal 3 Chef’s Club 3 Picture Committee 4 President of A. A. 4 Football 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 A good sport and well liked by one and all. As a member of the basketball team he was Johnson High’s “helping hand” to success. FRANCIS P. MURPHY “Muff” Int’l Relations Club Football 4 Debating Club 4 “Muff” is a good natured but hard working boy. His loud guffaw can often be heard be¬ fore school or in class when a bright remark is made. ELINITH D. McCUBBIN “Tootie” Glee Club 1, 2 Dramatic Club 3 “Tootie” gets along well with all her classmates. This trait we are sure will help her over¬ come the difficulties of the world. ROSE S. McEVOY “Mac” “Mac” is quite undecided what to do when she leaves this institution for higher education. She thinks that later on she will train to be a child’s ' nurse. But whatever she does “Mac” will be a credit to this Class of “37.” 13 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL DOROTHY A. McGREGOR “Dot” Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball Club 2, 3, 4 A. A. Treasurer Etiquette Club 3 Cheer Leader 4 Even though Dot resides in Boxford she does not hesitate for a moment to attend our social functions. THOMAS McKIERNAN “Tom” Salutatorian Chemistry Club 2 Debating Club 3, 4 Year Book Editor-in-Chief 4 Pres. Student Council 4 Journal Editor-in-Chief 4 Journal Reporter 3 School Rep orter for Law. Tel. School Reporter for N.A. Spec¬ tator Hi-Y Club 4 “Tom” is one of the popular members of our class. Usually he is to be found pouring over his books before classes start. ANNIE H. M. McNEIL Glee Club 3 Annie will make a good sec¬ retary to some lucky person with her good nature, her abil¬ ity to understand, and, last but not least, her captivating smile. MARGARET C. McROBBIE “Peggy” Dramatic Club 1 Glee Club 3 Basketball Club 4 (Sec.-Treas.) Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Cheer Leader 4 Always cheerful and friendly, “Peggy” has been a great help to her class. JULIA NARUSHOF “Judy” Glee Club 1, 2 Practical Arts Club 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 Julia will always be remem¬ bered as the happy-go-lucky lunch room girl, who can always be seen rushing from room to room during the fourth period, while collecting orders for the teachers. JOHN A. PATTERSON “Patty” Class Prophecy Ass’t Sports Manager 3 Manager of Sports 4 Chemistry Club 3 “Patty” has always made a hit with the girls of this school —as well as with those in our rival schools. PHYLLIS D. PEARL Willingness to do, combined with a pleasing personality makes Phyllis a popular girl. ISABELLE PHELAN Good Citizenship Medal Class Secretary 1 Student Council 2, 3; Sec. 4 Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4 (Capt.) Basketball Club 2, 3 (Sec.) 4 (Pres.) Glee Club 2 Journal Staff 4 Operetta 2 Journal Staff 4 Etiquette Club 3 (Sec.-Treas.) Dramatic Club 1 As you can see, Isabelle has been kept busy during her high school years, but she has had time for her studies and to make many friends who wish her well in all she undertakes. 14 1937 YEAR BOOK GILBERT ORRIS REA Truly the shyest boy in the class, Gilbert will be one of the most successful because of his pluck and determination. ERNEST J. ROBERTS Class President 2, 3, 4 Student Council 1, 3, 4 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-Capt.) Class Marshal 3, 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Chef’s Club 3 Clee Club 2 If Ernie handles himself as well in later life as he has in his field of sports, he is bound to find success. WALTER C. ROBERTS “Tishie” Football 3, 4 Baseball 1, 3 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Chef’s Club 3 Class Treasurer 4 An all around good athlete, and a glance at his offices and activities will show his ability and popularity. WILLIAM H. ROBERTS, Jr. “Bud” Class Vice Pres. 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 2 Chef’s Club 3 Bud is the Clark Gable of the class and is admired by all the girls. With his outstanding ability in athletics and his per¬ sonality, he will go a long way in this world. DOROTHY E. ROIvES “Dot” Chemistry Club 3 Debating Club 4 Dot has proved to us more than once that she has a mind of her own. How she loved to argue, especially in Economies clasts. MARY C. ROUTHIER Sub-Deb Club 4 Even though Claire has only been with us for one year, she will be remembered as the true “Sophisticated Senior” of our class. ROBERT L. SANBORN “Bud” Class Will Glee Club 1 “Bud” will come through in whatever he attempts because he hast that certain “something” and the desire to win. EMILY L. SANDERSON Basketball 2, 3, 4 Etiquette Club 3 Basketball Club 2, 3, 4 Cheer Leader 4 Glee Club 1 Emily with her impish smile and vibrant personality has charmed her way into o;u hearts. We’re all for you in a big way. Emily. 15 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL EVELYN S. SAUVAGEOT “Eve” “Eve” has always been rather quiet in school but outside she is a good sport and liked by every¬ body. FRANK H. SPOFFORD “Spiffy” Chef’s Club 4 Hi-Y Club He may be a little shy and quiet but he has the ability to get ahead in this tough old life. KATHERINE SHERIDAN “Kay” Because of her unassuming manner, her independence, and sincerity. “Kay” has won a wide circle of friends. An explosion in the chemistry class knocked off her glasses and singed her hair, but not even a bomb could dull her friendly soirit. NORMAN A. STEAD “Steady” Debating Club 3 Chef’s Club 4 Hi-Y Club Year Book 4 Humorous among his friends and of a studious character, “Steady” will some day be the pride of his school. FRANK SZYMOSEK “Red” Chemistry Club 3 Football 4 Frank’s marvelous laboratory technique last year won him the honorable title of the “Mad Chemist.” He also contributed to the success of the football team this year. GORDON THURLOW Year Book Business! Mgr. 4 Journal Staff Business Mgr. 4 Chemistry Club 3 Debating Club 4 Annual Play 4 Gordon is a pleasant, likeable fellow who is bound to succeed. He has a level business head. MARY E. THOMSON “Sally” Glee Club 1 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4 Year Book 4 Sally is good-natured and full of fun and pep. She plans to be a nurse. PEARL WATERHOUSE Dramatic Club 2, 3 Pearl is a good sport, and we feel sure that she is bound to succeed in anything she under¬ takes. Her charm and smile is captivating and she’ll get her man. Keep on, Pearl, and good luck to you. 16 1937 YEAR BOOK HAROLD R. WEST Baseball 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 2 Football 2, 3, 4 All Suburban Football Capt. 4 Westy, one of Johnson’s star athletes, held the unbounded approval of the high schools’ sport fans for three consecutive years and topped it as the loyal captiin of his squad. Here’s wishing luck to you, Westy, and may you lead your boys with the voice that resounded throughout the Glee Club. MARY G. WILCOX Glee Club 2 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4 Sub-Deb Club 4 Year Book 4 One of the sleepiest they say, but Mary is sure wide awake when it comes to playing the trumpet. We wonder what the orchestra will be like without her. MILDRED I. DILL Practical Arts Club 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 Mildred is a shy and quie girl but she will find success it whatever she undertakes. JAMES E. WILLIAMS Chef’s Club 3 Dramatic Club 4 Journal Staff 4 Year Book 4 Jim may be regarded as quiet and shy, but he knows how to get the advertisements. EVERETT R. WOODHOUSE “Ev” Year Book 4 Ev is an ardent sports fan, and an accomplished dancer. He is an artist and because of his humor is the life of the school. 17 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL SALUTATORY is due in a great measure to you, our parents, friends, and teachers, who, during the past four years, have so well trained us for our part in the world. Youth Will Speak for Itself This is the season of baccaulaureates, in which the adult reaches into his years of worldly experience to advise youth and to inspire youthful hopes. We seem to have arrived at a period in the progress of civilization when youth would be well advised to form some conclusions of its own. Only in a very limited sense does the younger generation stand today, diploma in hand, before the door of opportunity. Eight years of economic unbalance and experimentation have not only closed the door to youth, but have left him the legacy of failure, together with the bill. Specifically tonight, I want to express a viewpoint of youth, about to com¬ plete what is for many the end of a school career. I want to express a most vigorous opposition to—even a rebellion against—what are known as youth movements. It seems to have become the passion of leaders of the past futile decade to attempt to perpetuate their errors by developing a generation blindly obed¬ ient to regimentation and willing to place upon their necks the yoke of intel¬ lectual slavery and civilized decay. We have in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics the Young Communist movement, in which the rising generation is influenced by every form of mental coercion and social ostracism to dedi¬ cate itself to the materialistic conception of history, to collectivist economics., and an animalistic social order. We have in the German Nazi government the enslavement of youth behind the fictional and fanciful primitive economics of autarchy, the paganism of race spirituality and the social doctrines of rancor and hate. We have in Fascist Italy’s corporate state the drilling and regimenting of youth in preparation for war’s baptism of blood, a social con¬ trol moulded by ancient historical romance and ignoring realities and an economic concept in harmony with such a program. In each of these forms of government, the first creed is that the individual is wholly the creature of the state. Under each of these forms of government learning and information, history itself, is censored to support their dictator¬ ial concept. Under each of these forms of government, the first energies of the state are directed to stultifying youth. No one of them has proven its right to perpetuity as a form of government. No one of them has endured long enough to prove its capacity to solve the riddle of political and economic life today. No one of them has solved even a primary problem of its own on a permanent basis. Yet, in each, youth is taught that the goal is reached, the millenium is at hand, the individual is dead, society is a vast, colorless, mono¬ tonous, workaday mass, mentally and spiritually sublimited and suppressed. The United States of America has its National Youth Administration. It has its C. C. C. camps, which the President desired to make permanent, an idea which Congress fortunately rejected a few weeks ago. It has its advo¬ cates of Marxian youth policy, naively cloaked like Little Riding Hood’s wolf in the innocent dress of the Child Labor Amendment. It has its spokesmen on every hand, addressing themselves to the problem of youth as to a mass of 18 © E of the class of 1937 wish to extend to all of you who are here tonight a most cordial welcome to our graduation exercises, the termination of our high school career. Any success which we may have in the future 1937 YEAR BOOK clay, capable only of being moulded into the warped and makeshift forms of confused, chaotic, and desperate paternalism. Those who today would think for the youth of our time, who would dictate their routine and solve their problems have left us a heritage of three hundred billions of dollars in public and private debts in the United States of America. Our federal public debt has been increased in the past four years by sixteen billions of dollars, in tax-exempt, interest-bearing bonds which will double the payoff — and the net result is that today there are, by generally accepted statistics, the same number of unemployed that there were four years ago, in spite of some employment pickup. ' The reason is that in the past four years over two millions of youth have been graduated into the futility of economic wishful thinking on the one hand and capatalistic avarice on the other. National youth administrators, C.C.C. camp enthusiasts, and Youth advis¬ ers stand ever ready to cooperate with political leaders in the vast expenditure of money to keep rebellious youth in check, but nobody stands ready to strike at the root of a diseased and dying system which has deprived youth of the God-given heritage to make its own destiny. The United States of America is following in the way of the dictatorial governments. Our leaders are coming to us, the youth, saying nothing of our inherent rights as the men and women of the future, nor apologizing for the heritage of disaster out of which we must make some sense in our time, or all civilization will collapse into barbarism. Instead they come offering truce, bidding us to join this and join that, to sublimate the zeal of our years and consecrate our strength to helping keep aloft the pillars of a structure built on quicksand. Twenty years ago, this same leadership led its youth by the millions into a world war. The sacrifice would have been well spent had it formed the foun¬ dations of a new order, but the same rulers who started it survived it and multiplied its causes a hundredfold- Twenty years from now not a shred of the civilization which existed in 1914 will remain if the military egomaniacs, the materialists, the devitalized social and economic collectivists, and the political squanderers can confine, as they now attempt, the energies of the coming generation to the sterile pro¬ gram of justifying failure. Not a major government today rests upon a footing of security. Not a world leader can look with equanimity and satisfaction upon the scene about him. Youth, deprived of its natural outlet of ambition and energy has puzzled its adults by turning in shocking numbers to crime, which is a step fully as false as the example it has been set by world leadership. Conscience alone can control the spiritual destiny of man. The will to ven¬ ture, to challenge, to change, which is the will of youth, alone can bring 1 a- tionalism into the’economic structure. Self responsibility alone and not group responsibility can develop a civilized social order. We repudiate the arrogation of such leadership to shackle us to the defens¬ ive defeatism of youth movements. The youth of today intends to build a new structure of national and inter¬ national society, of national and international morality. The failures of the past twenty years cannot and shall not be perpetuated. Unhampered by the fetters of fretful falsehoods which surround us today, we shall arm ourselves with the weapons of truth and reason and march for the victory of a new order ‘ THOMAS D. McKIERNAN 19 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS ORATION The Old Order Changeth—Yielding Place to New U NDER three headings , let us consider how the old order has changed. HI These three headings are science, business, and liberalism. Let us take iMzl the first of these, science, and see how it will revolutionize our coun¬ try in the future. Until 1850, science had concentrated its efforts on the dis¬ covery of new sources of power, such as steam and gasoline and the founda¬ tion of such fields as chemistry, bacteriology, and mechanics. The application of these discoveries is evident in the great industries of which our country is so proud. But science today has taken an entirely new aspect under the imagination of the modern pioneer. The house of tomorrow will be made of glass. Beds and floors will be pneumatic; the closets full of revolving shelves; and dish¬ washing will be done automatically. Amelia Earhart predicts that airplanes will zoom at the rate of six hundred miles per hour on intercity routes. The Vic e-president of General Motors visions the car which will run eighty miles on the gallon. Or maybe it won’t use gasoline at all. Radio-transmitted power is the vision of today’s prophets. But modern scientists aren’t entirely dreamers. They have contributed much to the welfare of you and me by the utilization of waste products. Who would have thought that the vanity of modern woman could be appeased by a spray of perfume made from ill-smelling coal tar? Who would have thought this vain creature would be satisfied in powdering her shiny nose with ? pea¬ nut shell derivative? From the lowly sweet potato, scientists have produced more than a hundred products, ranging from shoe-blacking to molasses. The organic chemist of today will undoubtedly boost progress by the utilization of white elephants. In the field of surgery great strides have been made. Repair work on arter¬ ies is a surgeon’s most ticklish job. But not long ago surgeons actually joined two arteries together as a plumber might join pipes. Their accomplishment was part of a spectacular operation upon a boy which made a new thumb out of his big toe. Day by day the products of the modern laboratory are being consumed by a hungry nation. And thus we find science relieving our pains, adding to our comforts and finding new markets for formerly useless products. Now let us turn to the business aspect of our changing order. Business has changed in three ways during the last century. First, industry has been stepped up by the installation of machinery; second, industry has be¬ come specialized in an effort to increase production ; and third, competition in the larger industries has been partially reduced by the formation of trusts. The addition of power machinery to our civilization has worked great changes. Enormous populations have invaded the manufacturing districts. Thousands of farmers have left the plow to guide fascinating machinery. The bewildered tradesman abandoned his workshop to enter the red-brick build¬ ings and become a machine himself. However, this transition is by no means to be regretted. Industry has done its part in making this a better country. Working hours are reduced ; a high¬ er standard of living is obtained and our natural resources are opened up. 20 1937 YEAR BOOK The rapid progress of industry was made possible by the expansion and de- elopment of the frontier. But now the frontier is gone. There is no great outlet for dense populations and factory products. In the development of this vast continent industry became capable of very rapid production and built up a powerful inertia which must be slowed down if machines are to con¬ tinue to serve men. Now that the frontier is conquered this enormous cap¬ acity must be diverted from the hit-or-miss quantity production and directed into the channels of quality and improvement. This leads to the third way in which the old order has change—namely, liberalism. By liberalism I mean the adoption of new ideas The spirit of liberalism is an outgrowth of the problems created by the unplanned advance of science and business. 1 he severity of the last depression would seem to indicate that there is need, in our economic system for some new ideas. This generation has learned that prosperity which appears in spots cannot survive. When big business thrives at the expense of smaller enterprises, when wealth accumulates and men decay, then there can be no question of national policy. The spirit of reform has made its debut in the “New Deal.” Whether we approve of the “New Deal” or not, we are forced to admit that the era of national planning has begun. This generation looks with disgust at the enormous debts which are forced upon us. We stand with our mouths agape before the hideous slums and poverty stricken areas. We gaze with horror at the denuded hillsides, the gluttonous floods and dust storms, the rapid erosion of soil and the exploitation of natural resources. These are huge problems which the new order has thrust upon us. But it was man who made these problems and it shall be man who cures them. Whatever the future may hold for us, we cannot face it if we have come to distrust our own powers. We need the will to overcome and the determina¬ tion not to be downed, whatever may happen- But let us hope that in the midst of these external changes our sense of fair play, of duty, honor and the dictates of conscience shall continue to govern our spirit of progress. PAUL BIXBY CLASS ESSAY Horace Mann, the Pioneer of Education T would not be possible in these few minutes to review in full the life of wro ' Horace Mann ;— whole books have been written on it. Still more im- aSfiSal possible would it be to attempt to draw even in outline the immensity of his educational work and ideals. There is however one tribute we can pay this great educator. We are finishing twelve years of public school life,— years filled with every advantage,—and have considered them our heritage and due. Now on our graduation, we can pause to recall, with appreciation, the milestones in his career, and to consider some of his ideals and accomp¬ lishments which have so benefited us and will continue to benefit generations to come. His was the American dream,—his the thought of free education for all. In his own words, “If there ever was a cause, if ever there can be a cause, worthy to be upheld by all of toil or sacrifice that the human heart can endure, it is the cause of education.” 21 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Horace Mann’s life although not particularly exciting was one of accomp¬ lishments and significance. Born in Franklin, Massachusetts, he was brought up in poverty but after obtaining a hard earned education, he graduated from Brown University when twenty-four years of age. Upon leaving school he practiced law, but later entered political life as a member of the state legisla¬ ture. With the establishment of the first state board of education in America Mann gave up a promising law career to become the secretary of this board just one hundred years ago. This decision was a turning point not only in Mann’s life but in the history of American education, for it was during his twelve years in this office that he accomplished his great works which so benefited America. To fully appreciate Mann’s achievements in this position one must realize the condition of the schools at that time. The Revolutionary War had for eight years pushed aside all thoughts of education which then, even in New England, had been developed only to a very limited degree. Even after the war real liberty and equality were not practiced. The old idea of class distinction still survived and only a few realized that education for all was necessary if a democratic government was to remain. Each state had its early leaders who helped to bring about the great educa¬ tional revival of the mid-nineteenth century—at the head of which was Hor¬ ace Mann. The problem which he faced in Massachusetts was fairly typical of that in the other states. Free public high schools had not yet won the con¬ sent of the people. There existed only the small, scattered district schools, and to unite these into one state system with proper state and local control was Horace Mann’s task. He described the drawbacks in the district system, saying, “These schools at the present time are so many independent commun¬ ities each being governed by its own habits, traditions and local customs. There is no bond of brotherhood or family between them. They are strangers and aliens to each other.” With the establishment of the Massachusetts Board of Education and the election of Horace Mann as secretary a new epoch began. This pioneer did more than promote and improve the common schools; he lifted the ideals of democracy itself. Through him the whole school system was transformed. Mann has said, “In a republic, ignorance is a crime,” and so clearly did he set forth a plan for the school system that for a century educational progress has moved steadily in the direction which he indicated. At the end of twelve years he resigned as secretary of the board. During this period he had placed education in Massachusetts upon a firm foundation. During his service he brought the cause of education favorably before the public; installed a system of state supervision for schools ; attempted to elim¬ inate sectarianism ; introduced the use of school libraries and established the first normal school. After Horace Mann’s resignation he accepted the presidency of the newly established Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio- Antioch at that time was more or less an experiment and he put his courage and energy into bring¬ ing about order and system from the chaos that existed there. To him a col¬ lege was not only a home of scholarship but also a place for physical and spiritual training. This idea has persisted throughout the life of the college up to the present day and signifies Mann’s achievements there. Six years after his entrance into Antioch, Mann died worn out by the years of overwork and strain. He had come to the end of a career which was to stand out forever in the hearts of all friends of education and of democracy. 22 1937 YEAR BOOK The full value and extent of his work can never be truly estimated. Due to him all classes have been given the opportunity to acquire an education- Be¬ cause of his work the whole school system has become enlarged. Under this is included the establishment of health and hygiene in schools, an enlarged curriculum and a closer relationship between teacher and pupil. Another major result of his career was the establishment of the normal schools. The result of these schools is now felt tremendously throughout the educational world. Due to them teaching has been elevated to a higher level and the finer points in the school curriculum have been advanced. Mann’s service to the country is on a level with that of Washington and Lincoln. Washington, with the Declaration of Independence brought polit¬ ical freedom; Lincoln and the Civil War brought physical freedom; and Mann, in his fight for education brought intellectual freedom without which the other two types cannot long be retained- His was a life dedicated to a cause; his a life consecrated to a purpose. In our graduation we see the fulfillment of his American dream. We can under¬ stand this whole hearted devotion to an ideal so ably expressed in his last words given to his class at Antioch:— “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” CAROLINE BARKER VALEDICTORY Trends of Chemistry HE first sciences arose to fill utilitarian needs. Every science started with a few practical and useful discoveries. The earliest forms of chemistry were actually only aids to primitive medicine. Many animals seem to know what to eat in order to relieve certain illnesses- Prob¬ ably primitive man also possessed this same sort of knowledge. The first real chemistry was the preparation of herbs for medicinal pur¬ poses. Practitioners of this art were called alchemists. The field of the al¬ chemists gradually widened in scope to include such searches as that for the elixir of life, the universal cure of human ills and the secret of changing the baser metals to gold. Until this time it was believed that all matter was conn posed of four elemental substances: earth, air, fire, and water. Each of these elements had its characteristic attributes derived from four fundamental qual¬ ities : hotness, coldness, wetness, and dryness. Alchemists believed that by altering the proportions of these qualities they could form new elements. It is a well know fact that these alchemists failed due to faulty choice of ele¬ mental substances. However, unscientific as alchemy was, it was the fore¬ runner of modern chemistry- Toward the end of this period of alchemistry pure science crept in. This is the search after truth rather than merely the search to fulfill utilitarian needs. The awakening of the new science of chemistry occurred at about the same time as the awakening of astronomy and physics under Galileo. A character¬ istic part of this change is the publication by Boyle of what is known as Boyle’s Law relating to the expansion of gases. Up to this time alchemists had believed in a substance which they called phlogiston. This was what they thought escaped when something burned, 23 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL making burning possible. When oxygen was discovered by Priestly this erroneous idea of the alchemists was destroyed. Priestley was followed by other scientists who established the chemical principles of today. One of these was Dalton whose idea of the chemical atom led directly to our present conception of it. Then followed Avogardro who corrected much of Dalton’s work and introduced several new principles of his own. Then came Wohler with his creation of an organic substance from in¬ organic substances, a task heretofore believed impossible. In the latter half of the nineteenth century came the all important periodic table of the chemical elements arranged by Mendeleeff which has led to the discovery of many new elements and to the knowledge that only a finite number of these elements, about ninety in fact, can exist on earth. As the accumulated knowledge of the chemists increased they were able to determine structural arrangements of atoms and also space arrangements. After the structures of the atoms were discovered the problem of synthesizing new molecules was greatly simplified. Knowledge of structural chemistry has opened new fields to the biochemists and has produced new reasons for hoping that sometime the processes of life will be understood with completeness. If the day ever comes when proto¬ plasm, the life substance in living form, can be produced from nonliving sub¬ stances in the chemical laboratory, the organic chemist will have been re¬ sponsible for the accumulation of knowledge making this discovery possible. The age of theory had reached its peak when Andrew Carnegie applied chemical processes to his steel industry. At first many of his competitors laughed but shortly they were forced to adopt similar measures or lose their business- There is a vast difference between the earlier days and the pres¬ ent, when every large industry has its own well stocked laboratory and ex¬ perienced research staff. Steel, gasoline, dyes, illuminating gas, bakelite and most of the other products used in this industrial age are produced under the skillful guidance of the chemist. The desirability of controlling industrial operations in a scientific manner has finally been recognized to so great an extent that even the government is spending vast sums of money on experi¬ mental research. For instance, our own department of agriculture is contin¬ ually assisting the people of this country by the publication of its researches relating to soil chemistry, fertilizers and the utilization of farm wastes. Often entire industries have been founded as a result of chemical discover¬ ies. Examples of this are the Aluminum Company of ' America and industries producing nitrates, helium, and rayon. Gradually this period of utilitarianism is giving way to another period of theorism or pure science- All sciences are being drawn together. The phys¬ icists recently presented a new theory of the atom and the chemist is now able to go forward with a new study of the processes of chemical combination. The physical chemist is comparatively new but is not out of place among biochemists and biophysicists. ' The application of physical methods to the problems of chemistry, has proceeded so far that it has become somewhat difficult to classify a man as either a chemist or a physicist. Thus we see that throughout the history of the science of chemistry there has been a gradual swinging between theorism and practicalism. The alchemists with their practical searches gave way to the search for fundamentals of the time of Dalton and Wohler. This in time gave way to the utilitarianism character¬ ized by Andrew Carnegie. Now there is a very definite turn back to the discovery of fundamental prfii- 24 1937 YEAR BOOK ciples- Future scientists may again revert to the practical policies of a few years ago and cause a period of industrial expansion greater than we ever have experienced. Parents and Friends: We the class of 1937 extend to you our heartfelt thanks for your moral support and your many kindnesses throughout the past four years. We sincerely desire to show you our gratitude for your assistance by working hard to attain the goals we have set for ourselves. Dear Principal and Teachers: Our gratitude for your sincere cooperation and assistance in all that we have attempted, as well as your friendship and understanding will be everlasting. Schoolmates: You will return another year to continue the work you have started. To you will fall the duty of maintaining the high standards of our school. We shall always remember the many happy hours spent with you and we extend to you our sincere wishes for success in all that you may un¬ dertake- Classmates: This may be our last meeting as a group but the memory of the past four years together will grow more brilliant as the years slip by During this time we have made many friends and have come to respect and admire each other. We will all proceed into different walks of life but there is not one single member of this class who will not pause in years to come and think of the many happy days spent among his friends here at Johnson. The class of 1937 bids you all good-bye. MASON DOWNING CLASS HISTORY X T was a warm September day in 1933 and outside of Johnson Fligh n School stood many excited, nervously chattering boys and girls, waiting for the bell which would mean that a new life had started for them. The bell rang, and thus the Class of 1937 began its career. The first few weeks were turbulent ones but at the end of that time we had learned most of the customs and rules of the school and had become acquaint¬ ed with the members of our own class. Many of the class reported for the various sports and several of them won their letters. Thus, with sports, elec¬ tions, the school exhibition, and, of course, studying, the weeks passed until a great day arrived: the day of the Senior-Freshman party! It was an enjoy¬ able evening for everyone and a memorable one for we freshmen. Our return party came in February and was a great success. Who said the freshmen couldn’t put it over? 25 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL 1934, and we returned to school as proud sophomores. There was only one dance for us this year, the Sophomore-Junior dance, which was held early in December, but many of the class were occupied with athletics and proved their worth for we were well represented on the school varsities. lAt the end of the year we heard that we were to lose four of our teachers. These were Miss Lucy K. Hatch, beloved instructor of English and German who was re¬ tiring after many years of teaching at Johnson, Miss Betty Oetjen, English teacher, Miss Orele Scott, Biology and Domestic Arts instructor, and Mr. Walter Mitchell, boys’ coach and Math teacher. We were sorry to lose them and wish them luck. 1935-36, and we were juniors, out to make this the best year of all. We were very curious to see our new mentors and after observation decided we were very pleased with them. They were Mr. James Cavalieri, new coach, Miss Mary Buckley, Miss Eileen McAloon, and last but far from least, Mr. John Donovan. The year passed with an exciting program of sports (which were aided by the newly established (Athletic Council,) the Sophomore-Junior dance, the annual Junior Semi-Public dance, the awarding of the prize book of the Harvard Club to Mason Downing, and the class supper. if Seniors at last! three years have passed. They have become merely hap¬ py memories but the present and the future are most important to us now. The present contains dances, athletics, pictures, the class supper and gradua¬ tion. It also holds, however, sobering responsibilities and serious thoughts of the future, which, no matter what it holds for us, will be faced with deter¬ mination and the will to win success by the Class of ’37. EDNA CASSIDY SPORTS—1936-37 5 quet. HE School was represented on the 1936 gridiron by a fast squad which scored 127 points to our opponents’ 40. At the close of the season the team, captained by Buddie and Ernie Roberts, was honored at a ban- Team members were awarded sweaters or letters. Mr. Cavalieri was presented with silver in appreciation of his splendid work with the team- Boys’ basketball opened with an 18-17 victory over an alumni team. The team then won twenty-one victories in twenty-three starts. Undefeated in the Lowell Suburban League, they captured that championship as well as the Merrimac Valley championship. Seniors (Captain Isabelle Phelan, Emily Sanderson, Rosemary Cashman, Caroline Barker, Margaret McRobbie, and Dorothy McGregor) have aided the girls’ basketball teams of the past four years in securing one runner up honor rating in the Lowell Suburban League and three championships. 1937 baseball teams won the Merrimac Valley championships. 26 1937 YEAR BOOK CLASS WILL © E, 1HE MEMBERS of the Senior Class in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, of Johnson High School, Town of North |Andover, County Essex, Commonwealth of Massachu¬ setts, being of sound mind and body, we hope, do hereby of our own free will bequest the following list of articles, habits and what have you to the persons herein named. Marion Bamford bequeaths her lovely Kate Smith voice to Lily Ackroyd. Rosemary Cashman to Dorothy Sutton her “Will o’ the Wisp” figure- George Dehullu wills his appetite for beer and pretzels, and his trucking a- bility to Edward Clarenbach and Stanley Buturlia. Tony Detora wills his position on the football team to Donald Porter, who probably doesn’t want it. Francis Patrick Murphy bequeaths his well developed and all powerful right hook to “Choo La Fountain.” Edna Cassidy leaves to Elizabeth Windle the honor of writing the class his¬ tory in the year 1938. James Hargreaves leaves his knowledge of how to handle the weaker sex, to Bud Barwell, who could make good use of it. Julia Narushof leaves to Helen Stafanovich her work in handling the posi¬ tion of school waitress. Mary Thompson wills to Rose Aaronian her book on how to run a success¬ ful party- Katherine Sheridan bequeaths her becoming girlish figure to Hazel Blanch. Pearl Waterhouse leaves the out-of-town boy to Eleanor Parker. Barbara Chase wills her beautiful red hair to Rita Roche. Frank Szymosek to James Lewis his Saturday night trips to the Jackson Street Extension. Gordon Thurlow wills his professional air to John Ford, on the condition that he use it in moderation. In order that in the future Johnson may have at least one he-man, Bill Holt leaves his mighty muscles, and huge biceps to John Welch. Caroline Barker wills her innocent expression and her remarkable ability to drive a Chev truck, a tractor, a plow or what have you to Caroline Chase- John Tyler Chadwick 3rd bequeaths his neat appearance on all occasions to Freeman Clark Hatch 3rd. In order that Fred Coram may play better basketball next year, Carl Eric Lager, Jr. wills to him his daily bottle of choc milk. Isabelle Phelan leaves her slinky figure in enticing gowns to Veronica Fitz¬ gerald. Anne Dineen wills to Barbara MacPherson her baby ways and her many baby playthings. Mason Downing leaves the honor of being valedictorian and his English ac¬ cent to Thomas McGrail and Philip Howard. To Dot ' Atkinson, Eileen Doherty bequeaths her quick Irish temper- Warren Drew to Bill Whittaker his life-like photograph of Simone Simone. 27 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Pearl Donnelly to Stella Mazurenko her size three and one-half shoe. Pearl sincerely hopes they will fit. Joe Ivattan wills his tough beard and his Gillette Safety razor to Clarkson Earl. We hope Clarkson will use it more frequently than Joe did. Emily Lorraine Sanderson wills her mortgage on the lake and her yearning for the tall, dark and handsome (baggy at the knees) type to Frances Camp¬ bell. Paul Bixby to Robert Carroll his intense desire for a class prom. Oh. yeah ! To Rosealice Hargreaves, Marie Dolan leaves her peachie dramatic ability. Barbara Eldridge to Mary Dandeneau her front seat in room eight. William Horace Roberts Jr. bequeaths his splendid work in oral themes to Robert Young who probably doesn’t know what they are yet. Frank Spofford to Russ Donnelly his mania for one-arm driving. Evelyn Sauvegeot wills herself every bit to Frank Broadhead. Ernest “Terror” Roberts against his better judgment leaves his four year devotion to Prospect Hill to Thomas Sullivan. Gilbert Rea wills his gift of gab and his romantic exp ressions to Edwin Cunningham and Clayton DeNault. Jimmie Williams bequeaths his knowledge of chickens (the kind that lay eggs) to John Delindek, and his Ford roadster to Robert Bell. John Patterson his affectionate manner and his Ipana smile of beauty to Edward Garvey and James Hayes. To Mike Korosky, Norman Stead leaves instructions for getting five in a rumble seat comfortably. Everett Woodhouse sadly but willingly wills his hard won trophies from Tewksbury High to Clayton Kennedy. Walter Fredrick to John James his pair of loaded dice. Ruth Keating to Balbina Mandry—permission to take Bunny out every now and then- Dot McGregor wills her pep and good nature to Velma Lynch, to whom a good share would do no harm. Phyllis Gallant and Alice Hajdys leave to Stello Kozlowski their many bumpy rides to school. Mary Curtin to Elizabeth Rennie the care of the radiator in room eight. Doris Dimery to Elizabeth Walker, her charming personality. Olga Ceplikas leaves her many school activities to Mary Gray. Helen Daw bequeaths to Marcella Costello her method of how to pass with¬ out much study. Annie McNeil leaves her many nights at the bottom of the Shop Hill to Florence Vernile- Dorothy McCubbin to Dorothy Richardson, her devoted attention to all young Romeos. Mildred Dill leaves her wild motorcycle rides to Frances Debrowski, (hop¬ ing Frances will like it as well as she does.) Claire Ronthier leaves her special gifts of candy for a certain senior, to Hazel Winning. Rose McEvoy—her dignity and modesty to Lillian Robertson who could use a generous portion of it to good effect. 28 Evelyn Clark leaves her great capacity for self-effacement, whenever three will be a crowd, to Elfreda Withee. Doris Kent to Anna Lorenzo, her self-confidence. Phyllis Pearl leaves to Priscilla Lewis her crowing alarm-clock. Beau Brummel Brown bequeaths his Ford V-8 to Matt Hennessey. Now Matt can go to Middlesex Street more often and in much greater comfort. Barbara Knowles to Edna Millward her favorite seat in the library. In order that Johnson may have a fine basketball team Peg McRobbie wills her knack of getting baskets to Annette Silverstein. Horace Jones Hayman to Wesley Joseph Randall, Jr. his latest dance step, the “Hayman Hop.” Stewart Coughlin leaves his longwindedness and his endless supply of hot air to Ralph Crompton who is no slouch himself- Jackson Hayman wills his gold locks to Paul Hurd. Alice Emmason and Dot Lord to Barbara Hainsworth their love for Coughlin. Mary Wilcox leaves to Bud Howard her well noted trumpet ability. Bud will have less practicing now and more time to see Ruth. Olive Grove bequeaths her well practiced slogan that the longest way round is the nicest way home to Louise Kennedy who no doubt knows it by new. Chester Lundquist happily wills the wrath of Miss Cook to the unfortunate Junior Robert Binns. Harold Raymond West his cave man tactics and his rough and ready man¬ ner to Lawrence Shyne and Edward Fitzgerald. John Klufts the J. H. S. bathing beauty leaves his super, dynamic fiigure to John Fletcher. Dot Rokes to Myra Stillwell her high marks in history. Ruth Drummond to Martha Curran her knowledge of the Stevens Library. Robert Galaher to Frank Coughlin his ear to ear grin- Frances Kmiec leaves her peaches and cream complexion to Catherine Lefebvre. Joe Maker to William Sherlock the price of a haircut; Joe hopes William will get the right size. Walter “Tish” Roberts wills his privilege of arriving one minute late every morning and his size 18 shoe to Allan Towne and Peter Evangolos. Thomas McKiernan gallantly wills his 101 prepared speeches on govern¬ ment ownership to Bernard Champion. If this doesn’t get Bernard into the debating club nothing ever will. Last and least, I mean last but not least, Rachel Kruschwitz leaves her pre¬ ference for banjo players who have cars (with radios) to Georgiana Curley. In witness whereof, We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Seven, hereunto set our hand and the seal of Johnson, this twenty-fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven- Signed in behalf of the class of 1937. Robert L. Sanborn Witnesses: Eileen McAloon John Donovan Alvah Hayes I JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS PROPHECY X SN ' T IT AMAZING how people get around? This is the principal con- jerss elusion I drew from my recent trip around the world. I planned my trip to take in most of the places other people don’t, but would you be¬ lieve it, in just that voyage, I came in contact with just about every member of my graduating class of 1937 from Johnson. In the very beginning, my yacht the “S. S. Woodhouse” was built by the firm of Woodhouse and Klufts, Inc- — and how familiar that combination sounded to me! And my crew — (So help me, I didn’t hire them myself either!) — included several of the gang I used to go to school with. Of course I’m always captain when I sail, but I take my crew complete from the agency. My navigator was Bob Galaher, and down below decks, where the wheels go around, were Stewart Coughlin and Warren Drew. Dorothy Mc- Cubbin, Evelyn Clark, and Evelyn Sauvegeot were stewardesses. “Tootie” took care of the boys (and how!). Well, to get on with my travels. Out in Shanghai one day, I decided to visit the athletic field- What I heard drifting over the fence reminded me strongly of someone who coached athletics back in North Andover. Yes, it must be Mr. Cavalieri—but I was fooled. There in a pair of football pants stood Tish Roberts. He had taken up where Mr. Cavalieri had left off, even to throwing away cigarettes by the dozen. Talking with Tishie, I heard news of several of our classmates who are sit¬ uated in several nearby places- Walter Frederick, Tishie told me, is in the taxi cab business. They call it a jinrickshaw out there. It seems Joe Maker is the chemistry professor in the Shanghai University- I remembered how well Joe used to do my experiments in addition to his own at Jo hnson. Paul Bixby is the coach of the debating team at this same school, and this struck me as definitely fitting. Across the street was a drug store, and being a bit thirsty, I went in. I nearly fell over, when I spied Chester Lundquist strutting around with the unmistakable air of owner- Chester was overjoyed to see me, and offered me the run of the place. We had a fine chat, which brought to light a few more of the class of ’37. Marie Dolan, I learned, was an actress, playing at the theatre down the street in a play called “The Girl from Childs.” As I re¬ membered her acting in a similar play, I thought it natural that she should be the leading lady. As I turned to the book case behind me, my eye caught sight of a familiar name—“How to Coast through Four Years of High School” by Robert Sanborn. It was to be expected that the book be dedicated to Miss McAloon, because he was once her favorite pupil. Near this book was anoth¬ er, written by Oily Grove, “Men Who Have Met Me.” I brought a copy home with me-—it ought to be good. Soon, as my stay at this port was nearly up, I had to bid farewell to Chester, and get back to my ship. My next step of importance was Sydney, Australia. The first person to meet my gaze as I stepped onto land was Mary Thompson, gone native and selling souvenirs. We spent a while reminiscing, and Mary told me I was sure to meet some of my old friends if I stuck around this part of the world for long. Starting off down the main drag, I was greeted by a noise hard to describe. Overhead was an open window and a sign which read, “ 1 he ilcox School of Titillating Trumpeting—Tutelage by Mary Wilcox.” Passing rather hur- 30 1937 YEAR BOOK riedly out of range of the din, I came upon a dress shop. The names on the door were familiar—“Gallant and Hajdys, Dressmakers Supreme.” Will wonders never cease! If I’d had any use for a dress, I’d have visited them. Around the corner was the public library. As I entered, I saw Ruth Drum¬ mond and Edna Cassidy stamping books. They were the librarians. Then, I don’t know why the discovery surprised me—I should have known the janitor would be Carl Lager. He was always near one of those librarians back in ’37; I suppose it’s hard to break a habit. Passing into the study room, I found the editor of the Sydney Gazette, Tom McKiernan. He told me he ran some fine features in his paper. One of his best was “Public Speaking,” by Wm- Rob¬ erts. Considering it, I felt that Bud would know about that subject. Tom also ran another column leaded “Love,” written by Bud’s brother Ernie. I knew Ernie would do that type of thing up brown. Dot Lord also ran an ar¬ ticle- She takes the place of Emily Post in that section of the universe. Dot’s best work treats the subject of Australian Etiquette. Leaving Sydney the next morning, we started for Honolulu. We had cov¬ ered about half the distance when my wireless operator picked up a frantic SOS from a nearby ship. In a short time we came upon the burning vessel. We transferred the passengers and crew to my yacht, and left the scene in the nick of time, just before the ship in distress exploded. When most of the rescued people had recuperated, I went below to have a talk with them- Im¬ agine my, surprise when I found the wireless operator to be Harold West! Among the rescued passengers, who owed their lives to the gallant Harold, was Gordon Thurlow. He was on his way to China to sell rice to the Chin¬ ese. Olga Ceplikas was the nurse in charge of the injured. The ship was owned, she told me, by Mary Curtin and Helen Daw, successful business women. Proceeding full speed to Honolulu, I felt quite confident that I must meet some of my classmates in the land of beautiful women. I left the ship upon docking, and took a stroll around the quaint place- I ' was curious as to the name of the street I was on, in case I got lost coming’ back. Inquiring of a native, I found out it was called the “Jackson Street Ex¬ tension.” The sound of this was too familiar to be accidental, so it aroused a desire to explore this street. Two blocks up I stood facing a cafe. The sign read “Monte Carlo Cafe,” and underneath in small letters were the names of the proprietors, Brown, Murphy and Szymosek- Figuring these were my old pals, I went in. Lo and behold!—the bar “super” was Tony Detora. He told me to stick around and see the floor show, because the bosses were out back wrestling with the old argument, which car was the better, the Ford or Ply¬ mouth. (You should have heard Tony’s accent—just like a native!) When the show started, I was startled by some more familiar faces. Marion Barn- ford was the leading torch singer, and Frances Kmiec, Barbara Knowles, Mildred Dill and Barbara Chase were among those in the sophisticated chor¬ us. When the girl came around to take my order, she turned out to be Julia Narushof, capitalizing her experience at Johnson- Julia told me Jake Dehullu was on the island and was a fast-master (yes, fast) in the art of Hawaiian dances; he was now teaching the natives to truck. Leaving the cafe, I went to the business offices of the city. In the main corridor, I noticed painted on a window “Association of Amalgamated Beach-combers. James Hargreaves, Pres., Norman Stead, Vice-pres., Frank Spofford, Sec-, and James Williams, Treas.” I opened the door, and was greeted by a smile and the cheery voice of the stenographer, Rose McEvoy, of all people. Rose told me to be seated for a few moments- I picked up a magazine, and was astonished Jo see the picture of Bill Holt in the act of snapping link chains. In bold print ran the 31 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL sentence “Your money cheerfully refunded if I fail to add two inches to your biceps !!” Amazing, if true ! At this point I was ushered into the private offices of the association, and in the course of the conversation, I learned that the officers were taking the na¬ tives over the hurdles to the tune of $50,000 a year. It was a fair business, they admitted- They took me to dinner, but I. left right after, as the ship was leaving for San Francisco. In that beautiful city, I decided to spend the night in a hotel for a change. The best one in town was the Kent, owned by my old pal Doris Kent. Be¬ hind the switchboard, I soon found out, was Ann Dineen. Between the two of them, I had a very pleasant stay; saved a hotel bill, too- We went to Panama the next day, and found everything terribly peaceful, so in the evening I decided to take in a movie. The theatre was featuring Carol Barker in a new “Wilder, Woolier, Western Drama,” with the exciting title “Buck Barker Rides Again.” There was a big line waiting to buy tickets, and when it finally came my turn, I got my ticket free, as Doris Dimery was selling them- I got back in my cabin just in time to tune in on the Winchell program. But what a jolt I received when the announcer said, “I give you your New York correspondent and one-man newspaper, Horace Hayman!” Horace had all of Winchell’s talents- His voice gave me, “Stand by, Mr. and Mrs. North Amer¬ ica, and all the ships at sea, let’s go to press !—Flash , Boston ! Emily Sander¬ son, society deb, will ankle down the middle aisle tomorrow. The victim will be a former high school sweetheart. He graduated one year after Emily— Flash, Reno! The former Rachel Kruschwitz will sue for her fourth divorce. She plans to marry a poor man for a change. His name is Vanderbilt.—Flash, Chicago!”—That was enough of Horace for one evening! Next we dropped anchor at Florida- Going ashore, I wended my way to the beauty contest at Miami. On the way, a car traveling at a pretty fast clip passed me, but as it got by, it stopped. It was Eileen Doherty, who final¬ ly got her driver’s license- But to be on the safe side, I thought I’d ask her a; question or two. I tried her with “What is the difference between a traffic cop and a girl?” Eileen answered, “When a trafic cop says no, he means it.” She still knows all the answers, as of old- Eileen told me that Rosemary Cashman was the society whip of Miami. Well, Well! At the beauty contest at last, I found things in reverse- It was for the best¬ looking life-guard. John Chadwick was on the stand when I arrived and Dot McGregor was the head looker-over, so I felt confident that my friend Chad would be proclaimed “Mr- Venus.” Passing; throug ' h the town later, I noticed Isabelle Phelan walking down the street and being teased by the youngsters. Izzy was the new tennis champion and beaming with joy; she shyly told me that Helen Wills Moody was a piker- In the town I discovered a school for gigolos, run by Gilbert Rea. My, what a rise for Gilbert-—from farmer to chief gigolo- When he was in high school, the only thing he could dance with was a plow. The next day, hurricane warnings were out, so I checked my yacht m Mi¬ ami and left for Washington, D-C., where I had some business with my friend the Senator from Iowa, Alice Emmason. She was all excited because the Washington Kindergarten had just been named the most up-to-date kinder¬ garten in the country. It was run by Dot Rokes and Ruth Keating. 32 1937 YEAR BOOK At the National Office of Education, I paused for a moment in the doorway to light a cigarette. There on the door was a sign, “Mason Downing, Direct¬ or.” Well, I had to go in to see Mason, but his secretary, Annie McNeil, told me has was busy disproving Einstein. Working with Mason was Phyllis Pearl. She was conducting a national essay contest and having all her rela¬ tives win- Phyllis told me that Claire Routhier was now private secretary to Henry Ford’s successor. Down to the main station I went then, to read the free newspapers. Heav¬ enly days, there was a Lawrence Tribune! The main item dealt with Kathryn Sheridan- Kay had bought the old Johnson High School building, and trans¬ formed it into a new hospital. (So they finally got a new school in old North Andover, eh?) Barbara Eldredge, it seemed, was Kay’s chief assistant. Turn¬ ing to the North Andover News, I saw that Pearl Donnelly had recently been married- She’s sadder but wiser. I left Washington for New York that afternoon, and arrived just at dusk. Passing Madison Square Garden, I saw that Peggy McRobbie’s professional basketball team was to play the following night, Pearl Waterhouse refereeing. They were touring the country- There was another item of interest posted in big letters on the bulletin boards. Jackson Hayman had been elected presi¬ dent of the National Broadcasting Company at a directors’ meeting held the day before. That boy has gone far with his executive air! By this time, I was ready for sleep, so I sold my parked yacht to Joe Kat- tar, a pickle baron who hangs out in Times Square, and checked in at my hotel, leaving orders that I was not to be disturbed for a week- Odd, I thought, as I slid between the sheets, how one runs across long-forgotten friends in the most unexpected places. Ho hum! It’s a small old world after all! JOHN A. PATTERSON Do You Remember. When Gordon Thurlow gave up his secretarial job to become Paul Bixby’s private tailor? When the militantly pacificist Anti-Way League kept America out of war for two years? That little super-pest in English 4-2’s row of pests? When a Senior Economics student brought a bouquet of violets to her Economics teacher as a “peace offering?” When Isabel Phelan had a black eye? When Joe Kattar broke the bat? When Walter Roberts came to school on time? When a Junior History class drew up a petition and presented it to their teacher? On the last day of school before the Christmas vacation (1935) the “long-desired” for was given to a certain girl in our class? The stork (in the form of five junior girls) brought her a set of dar-r-ling quintuplets. You remember, don’t you, Carl? 33 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS BALLOT Best Boy Student Mason Downing Best Girl Student Caroline Barker Most Popular Boy Ernest Roberts Most Popular Girl Isabelle Phelan Prettiest Girl Rosemary Cashman Class Grind Paul Bixby Class Bluffer Robert Sanborn Teachers’ Delight Gordon Thurlow Class Vamp Anne Dineen Class Flapper Anne Dineen Class Humorist George Dehullu Cutest Girl Rachel Kruschwitz Quietest Boy Jackson Hayman Quietest Girl Katherine Sheridan Most Promising Boy Thomas McKiernan Most Promising Girl Caroline Barker Best Looking Boy John Chadwick Most Innocent Boy Jackson Hayman Most Innocent Girl Evelyn Clark Sleepiest Boy William Roberts and Chester Lundquist Sleepiest Girl Mary Wilcox Best Natured Boy John Patterson Best Natured Girl Isabelle Phelan Class Actor Mason Downing Class Actress Marie Dolan Most Talkative Boy Anthony Detora Most Talkative Girl Dorothy Rokes Class Baby Anne Dineen Class Dancer y . . Anne Dineen Class Eater Harold West Class Lover Evelyn Sauvegeot Shyest Boy Jackson Hayman Shyest Girl Alice Hajdys Class Sheik Gordon Thurlow Class Poet Robert Sanborn Class Heartbreaker Ernest Roberts and Harold West Class Athlete, Girl Isabelle Phelan Class Athlete, Boy Walter Roberts Laziest Boy Chester Lundquist Most Beautiful Smile Caroline Barker Nerviest Boy Stuart Coughlin 34 CLASS SONG AT JOHNSON The joyful days we’ve spent in school On wings of time have flown. We hope we’ve lived the golden rule; Oh, may our ardour never cool. Our dear old halls we’ll see no more, No more we’ll climb the stair, We sadly linger at the door With thoughts that school is o’er. When we leave school the paths ahead Seem all too small at first. But as our teachers long have said, Select a job, then go ahead. With faltering steps we tread our way To future worthwhile tasks. We all look forward and we say Success will come our way. Johnson, Johnson, Give her your heartiest cheer; Oh Johnson, we salute you Our course in life you’ll steer, Johnson, Johnson, Your leadership none can deny; To honour your name we now proclaim A toast to Johnson High. PHYLLIS DAY PEARL 35 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL 36 CLASS OF 1937 rtiuUua IJniimlaBamFtt JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL 38 CLASS OF 1938 1937 YEAR BOOK 39 CLASS OF 1939 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL 40 CLASS OF 1940 1937 YEAR BOOK BASEBALL SQUAD FOOTBALL SQUAD 41 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SQUAD BOYS’ BASKETBALL SQUAD 42 1937 YEAR BOOK GLEE CLUB THE ORCHESTRA 43 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL BOOK CLUB 44 1937 YEAR BOOK CHEMISTRY CLUB CHEFS’ CLUB 45 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL ETIQUETTE CLUB SUB-DEB CLUB 46 1937 YEAR BOOK DRAMATIC CLUB A. A. PLAY 47 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL DEBATING CLUB JOURNAL STAFF 48 gCh writs r struts PORTRAITS OILS PASTELS CLASSES OF 1936 - 1937 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL 154 Boylston Street BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTS A FULL LINE OF WOOLEN AND WORSTED MACHINERY A New Shredding Picker High Speed Dresser Reel Preparatory, Carding, Spinning, Spooling. Dressing and Napping Machinery and Supplies; Card Clothing, Napper Clothing, Garnett Wire, and Leather Supplies. Davis Furber Machine Company ESTABLISHED 1832 NORTH ANDOVER - MASSACHU SETTS FRANK OATES SON Jflori gts Cut Flowers - - Plants - - Floral Designs DIAL 30491 40 Linden Avenue Off Massachusetts Ave., No. Andover Compliments of M eagan s Rexall Drug Store Compliments of Dr. M. P. CURREN DENTIST Compliments of FINNERAN’S DRUG STORE 130 M am Street North Andover. M ass. Compliments of Dr. SAVILLE DENTIST Compliments of GLENNIES Compliments of Dr. F. P. McLAY DENTIST MILK DIEGES CLUST “If we make it, its right’’ CLASS RINGS and PINS PRIZE CUPS TROPHIES PLAQUES 72 Tremont Street Boston, Mass. M. T. STEVENS SONS CO. Manufacturer of WOOLEN AND WORSTED MEN’S WEAR and WOMEN’S WEAR North Andover, Mass. Compliments of JOSEPH A. DUNCAN Compliments of North Andover Coal Co. Longbottom s Market Groceries—Meats—Provisions Tels. 6180 - 6188 -6189 138 Main Street No. Andover, Mass. ARSENAULT’S GARAGE WILLIAM ARSENAULT, Prop. Gas and Oils - - General Auto Service CHICKERING ROAD North Andover, Mass. Tel. 26351 D. D. MARKET SYLVESTER DOUCETTE, Prop. -Fisk, Meats, Groceries- TEL 22026 85 Main Street No. Andover Mass. Central Service Station WILLARD Batteries Socony Gasoline and Motor Oils ED. MclNNES, Prop. RAILROAD SQUARE Tel. 21717 Compliments of DEHULLU ' 8 MARKET Merrimack Printing Company COMMERCIAL PRINTING 4 South Broadway Tel. 29473 Lawrence, Mass. Patronize Our Advertisers - J- . % ”
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