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Show Hide text for 1939 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 64 of the 1939 volume: “ JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 1939 CLASS BOOK - 1033 - Johnson High School NORTH ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1939 DEDICATION To James A. Cavalieri, coach of athletics and member of the faculty of Johnson High School, the Class of 1939 dedicates this Year Book, in recog¬ nition of his inspiration to clean competition in sports and his fine personal qualities both as teacher and friend. 1939 YEAR BOOK YEAR BOOK STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Sports Editors Brian J. McKiernan E. Virginia Carvell Charles H. Foster, Jr. Lillian J. Maker GENERAL COMMITTEE William J. Amshey Hilda Binns Ruby W. Cochrane Ruth E. Curley Ruth M. Derby Robert C. Downing William J. Driscoll Edward C. Garvey Helen F. Greenler M. Genevieve Kane Mary M. McCallion Frances M. McRobbie Robert E. Miller Mary L. Peel Lois G. Pitkin Nellie Summers BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager Faculty Adviser Benjamin T. Isherwood, Jr. Miss Edith L. Pierce ADVERTISING William J. Amshey Hilda Binns Charles H. Foster, Jr. COMMITTEE Edward C. Garvey Brian J. McKiernan Benjamin T. Isherwood, Jr. ALVAH GEORGE HAYES ADDRESS TO THE SENIORS HE world of today demands the individual who can produce results. Results count most and alibis least. At some stage in your lives you are going to be confronted with the problem of failure. We all face this problem at times. When that time arrives, don’t look for an alibi for your failure. The alibi maker betrays a weakness of character that cannot long escape detection by his employers or superiors. He is afraid to face realities or to look failure in the eye. Yet, failure itself is no disgrace. Two of our national heroes, Lincoln and Grant, were considered failures for a great part of their lives. Failure becomes insignificant if you refuse to accept it as final. However, if you alibi whenever you lose, you are admitting complete failure. You have then given in to it. Courage, self-mastery, hard work and intelligent effort are the essentials of a successful life, and, in the long run, character is the decisive factor. Formulate for yourself a set of high ideals, and then try your best to live up to them. Remember that it is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. You should all keep your eyes on the stars, hut be certain that your feet are on the ground. ALVAH G. HAYES 1 - St jj BUB j cBKr HI ML mJ-y M 1 Yw % ® Bjk J iMk i v V I| 111 VSKTy j • jf-: -i: Hrat % . Tgs THE FACULTY Mr. John Donovan, A.B., M.A., Boston College Miss Veva Chapman, A.B., Bates .... Miss Mary Buckley, B.S., Regis .... Miss Dorothy Colburn, B.S., Simmons, M.Ed. Boston University English, German English, Civics Domestic Arts Stenography, Typewriting, Girls’ Coach Miss Mildred Green, A.B., Mount Holyoke . . . Latin, Mathematics Miss Edith Jensen, A.B., Jackson ..... Biology, History Mr. James Cavalieri, Ph.B. Holy Cross; M.Ed. Boston College • Mathematics, Science, Boys’ Coach Miss Glenna Kelly, A.B., Jackson .... History, Social Science Miss Clara Chapman, A.B., Bates . . • Chemistry, Physics, Science Miss Edith Pierce, A.B., Wellesley . . • English, Business Training Mr. Alvah Hayes, B.S., M.I.T. .... Mathematics ( Principal) Miss Irene Cook, A.B., Mount Holyoke .... American History Miss Alice Neal, B.S.S., M.Ed., Boston University . Bookkeeping, Typewriting Miss Eileen McAloon, A.B., Trinity . . English, History, Business Training j@pntor0 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL WILLIAM J. AMSHEY Orchestra 1, 2 Chefs’ Club 3 A.A. Play 4 Debating Club 4 Bill, alias “Petition Pete,” is quite a duke. He tips his hat to every girl. You’ll have the world reformed with your petitions be¬ fore you get through! ARTHUR E. BANKER Class Vice-pres. 1, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 1, 2, 3, Vice-pres. 4 Athletic Council 1, 2. 3, 4 Football 2, 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 2, 3 Captain 4 Art is versatile, especially in athletics. He’s a regular fellow. HILDA BINNS Sub-Deb Club 3 Dramatic Club 4 “Journal” Staff 4 A.A. Play 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 With her stately charm and erect bead, Hilda is quiet and well-poised. However, there’s a spark hidden which was ignited on Hallowe’en. Remember how badly you wanted to ride home in the police car, Hilda? IRENE R. BYROM Etiquette Clubjl A.A. Play 4 Book Club President 2 Irene has brightened many a day in English class with her spon¬ taneous, witty remarks. JOHN D. CAMPBELL Chefs’ Club 4 Debating Club 3 When Johnny begins any task he perseveres until the end is reached. This should make him a successful business man. RUBY W. COCHRANE Salutatorian Dramatic Club 1 Chemistry Club 2 Hobby Club 4 Etiquette Club Pres. 3 A.A.Play 4 A.A. Treas. 4 Student Council 2, 3 Glass Sec’y-Treas. 1 D.A.R. Representative 4 “Journal” Staff Ass’t Editor 4 „ “Year Book” Staff 4 An A-l student and an A-l pal. ROBERT S. AYER, JR. Breezie is a happy-go-lucky lad who spends his spare time keeping tabs on a certain P. F. With his quick laugh, Breezie is assured of popularity. MARY M. I. BARNES Basketball 1, 3, 4 Athletic Council 1, 2, 3 Basketball Club 1, 3, May is an easy going girl, and from all reports, she gets around. Her winning smile is a head start toward her future. KENNETH J. BRIERLEY Chefs’ Club 3, 4 Football Mgr. 4 Ass’t Sports Mgr. 3 A.A. Play 4 Ken is terribly good-looking. He loves to roller-skate and we hear that he is a grand dancer, although he refuses to grace our floor with his presence. GERALD W. CALLAHAN Chefs ' Club 3 Basketball 3, 4 Cal is the good-natured, in¬ dustrious fellow who worked after school cleaning up the results of our heedless paper throwing. He’s a regular guy in every sense of the word. E. VIRGINIA CARVELL Valedictorian A.A. Play 3 Glee Club 1 Book Club 2 Etiquette Club 3 Hobby Club 4 Student Council 2, 3, 4 “Journal” Staff 1, 2, 3 Editor-in-chief 4 “Year Book” Ass’t Editor 4 Quiet, as a rule, but what an artist, musician, playwright, and elocutionist! ROSAMOND J. COUGHLIN Glee Club 1, 2 Sub-Deb 3 Dramatic Club 4 Rosamond’s pleasant chatter ac¬ companied by that come-hither smile is always welcome to her school friends. She has a mar¬ velous singing voice. 8 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK RUTH E. CURLEY ‘Journal” Staff 4 Glee Club 2 A.A. Play 3, 4 French Club 3 Student Council 4 Hobby Club 4 : ‘Year Book” Staff 4 Ruthie is quite a girl about town and has that inviting quality of being able to get along with people, especially boys. KENNETH R. DILL Kenny is disillusioned concern¬ ing the “Maple Leaves,” but this doesn’t detract from his spontan¬ eous laugh and uncanny ability to drive Model “A” Fords. CLAIRE A. DOHERTY Glee Club 1 Sub Deb Club 2 Cheer Leader 3, 4 When Claire first came to high school she decided to settle down, but try as she would to remain in the background, her Irish steam got the best of her. Result: a first rate cheer leader. WILLIAM J. DRISCOLL Baseball 2 Football 3, 4 Basketball 4 Chefs’ Club 3 Chemistry Club. Treasurer 4 ‘Year Book” Staff 4 Drick’s grin seems to include everyone. He is a hard-working, practical chap with his share of common sense. ERNEST F. FIONTE Fi is a quiet unobtrusive lad who is both likeable and depend¬ able. Good luck, Fi! ESTHER FORGETTA Sub Deb Club 4 Esther may be quiet but she has a warm, sympathetic nature to go with those lustrous brown eyes. RUTH M. DERBY “Year Book” Staff 4 A.A. Play 3, 4 Dramatic Club 3, Vice-pres. 4 Vickie’s oratorical ability and winning personality have made her one of the most popular girls in the class. Success awaits her in the field ' of radio. Don’t swallow the mike, Vick! BARBARA I. DILLON Dramatic Club 1 French Club 3 Glee Club 2 Hobby Club 4 Barby ought to get a lot of pleasure out of life through her love of music— and Nelson Eddy. We wish her the best of luck! ROBERT C. DOWNING Chemistry Club 2 Orchestra 1, 2, 3 Debating Club 3, 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 “Journal” Staff 3,4 Bob has made a reputation for himself as being quite a math student. Bob has the ambition to go to Tech. ROBERT W. FARRELL Chemistry Club 2 Chefs’ Club 3 Though Bob is slightly close¬ mouthed in Miss Cook’s social science class, let’s hope he’ll talk later on and use his hidden abil¬ ities. Keep up the good dancing, Bobby—- you’ve really got some¬ thing there! RITA M. FOGARTY Sub-Deb Club Treasurer 4 Rita is the girl who has a smile for everyone— and what a beauti¬ ful one! With her efficiency and good looks she should make an ideal secretary. CHARLES H. FOSTER, JR. Class Pres. 2 Chemistry Club 2 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Baseball 4 AjA. Play 1 Dramatic Club 1 Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4 Harvard Year Book 3 Debating Club 3, Pres. 4 “Journal” Staff 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 Charlie is a popular, lively fellow with many and varied talents, as you can see. 9 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL PAULINE A. FRISBEE Pauline has always been quite the girl in our midst but, some¬ how, lately she has been ignoring us. There must be an attraction elsewhere. Why didn’t you take advantage of that marvelous sewing technique of yours ? CHARLES T. GILLESPIE Football 4 Fritz, with his curly hair, is quite a favorite. He doesn’t have to go after the girls. Catch? He appears tame but certainly is not so on the gridiron. CECELIA M. GULANOWSKI Dramatic Club 4 The world has need for Cecelia’s mirth coupled with her “go- getting” spirit. ELIZABETH M. HODGE Book Club 2 Hobby Club 4 Mgr. Girls’ Basketball Team 4 French Club 3 Betty has a low voice which comes in handy in French. She lust mumbles the translation and then looks up’ with her lovely large eyes and giggles her contagious giggle. With her even temper¬ ament she’ll never be friendless. M. GENEVIEVE KANE Glee Club 2, 3 Debating Club 4 ‘Year Book” Staff 4 “Journal” Staff 4 Genevieve has the gift of gab and bad rather argue than eat. She walked away with first prize in an oratorical contest. PHYLLIS V. KILLAM Book Club 2 Orchestra 2, 3 Sub-Deb Club 3, 4 Phyl is one of the best natured girls in our class— always with a great smile. She will be a good nurse. E. CLIFFORD GARVEY Where there’s Ed there’s fun,and where there’s Ed there’s that cer¬ tain undergraduate. (A member of the fair sex, of course.) Ed is a good scout with a ready sense of humor. HELEN F. GREENLER Book Club, Sec’y 2 Class Essayist Hobby Club 4 Student Council 3, 4 “Journal” Staff 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 Etiquette Club, Sec’y-treas. 3 Happy-go-lucky Helen is every¬ body’s pal. A bright smile, bright ideas, bright eyes, a bright outlook on life— a bright girl. FRANK E. HILL, JR. Football 1, 4 Baseball 1, 2 If you’re as determined in hock¬ ey as you are in physics, you’ll make it. Remember that original equation of your own, Hilly? BENJAMIN T. ISHERWOOD, JR. Class Treasurer 1 Football 4 Dramatic Club 2 Basketball 3, 4 Chemistry Club 3 Chefs’ Club 1 “Journal” Business Mgr. 4 “Year Book” Business Mgr. 4 Benny is a steady worker, al¬ ways willing to uphold his share, even in disagreeable tasks. He is a cheerful, dependable person. MARGARET L, KEATING Orchestra 1, 2, 3 Glee Club 1, 2 Etiquette Club 3, 4 A good kid. Quiet, perhaps, but what’s in a noise? Peggy is very steady and dependable both as a worker and as a friend; and can she be merry! EVELYN E. KOENIG Dramatic Club 1, 2 Life is what we make it Nothing more or less. We know that Ev’s got what it takes To make life a success. 10 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK SARAH B. LEWIS Dramatic Club 2, 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 Sarah is quiet, sweet tempered and rather shy. As an efficient worker we see great possibilities for her in any field she chooses. GEORGE B. MARTIN Football 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4 Chefs’ Club, President 4 George is rather quiet m school, but when he gets outside, wow! He is skilled at sports and has a ready smile. THOMAS F. McCUBBIN, JR. Chemistry Club 4 Our genial and pleasant Tommy has found the value of precision in the physics laboratory, and has thereby learned that he who works carefully works well. His willing¬ ness, his thoughtfulness, and his genial, quiet personality have made him an indispensable member of our class. BARBARA McHALE Lawrence’s loss— North Ando¬ ver’s gain. Babs is one of the new¬ est members of our class and one of the most vivacious. Her un¬ failing good humor will always make her a prime favorite. Good luck to you in your nursing career, Babs. Lucky patients! JOHN McLAY, JR. Chefs’ Club 4 Sports Manager 4 If John’s ideas in life are as bright as his shirts, he’ll be a genius. We never thought of it— maybe he’s colorblind! However, he’s got what it takes and we know he’ll make the grade. ROBERT E. MILLER Chemistry Club 2 Debating Club 3, Vice-Pres. 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 “Journal” Staff 3, 4 Bob is shy, and very quiet, but a master of words. Girls, Bob writes grand letters! Remember, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” LILIAN J. MAKER Glee Club 1 Basketball Club 2, 3 Vice-Pres. 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3 Captain 4 “Journal” Staff 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 A sportswoman is Lil, and has been from the days when she was a baseball pitcher at grammar school. She likes fun and is always in the midst of things. MARY M. McCALLION Glee Club 1 Basketball 2, 3, 4 “Journal” Staff 4 Dramatic Club 2 “Year Book” Staff 4 BasKetball Club 3, 4 Mary’s warm, pleasant manner, tinged with mischievousness and spirit, makes her an interesting and engaging person. HELEN T. McEVOY Dramatic Club 2 Sub-Deb Club 3, 4 Helen has given her best; may the best come back to her! Re¬ member what the graphologist said about Helen’s tender heart? BRIAN J. McKIERNAN Dramatic Club 1 Chemistry Club 2 Class Marshal 3 A.A. Play 3, 4 Debating Club, Sec’y-Treas. 3, 4 Student Council 2, 3, 4 “Journal” Advertising Mgr. 4 Editor-in-Chief “Year Book” 4 Mac can write, direct a highly dramatic theatrical production, play MacBeth, or expound the ad¬ vantages and disadvantages of an Anglo-American alliance, all with equal ease and ability. FRANCES M. McROBBIE Dramatic Club 1 A.A. Play 4 Basketball Club 2, 3 President 4 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 “Journal” Staff 4 Tomorrow holds no doubt for you. You’ve built tomorrow, to¬ day. NORMA E. MORTON Book Club 2 French Club 3 Etiquette Club 1 With her unusual combination of brains and personality, we ex¬ pect big things of Norma. 11 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL HELEN C. MURPHY Glee Club 2 French Club 3 Hobby Club 4 Helen may appear quiet to those who don’t know her, but when she’s with her friends she certainly can find things to giggle about. That sense of humor is sure to help her in future years. H. STUART STILLINGS, JR. Chemistry Club 2 Debating Club 3, 4 Stuart’s interests include aero¬ nautical engineering, oratory, and girls. We shall always remember his smiling, youthful countenance. GEORGE PAGE, J1I. The boy with the never ending smile. We know that his endless flow of good nature will lead him to success. THOMAS PENDLEBURY Class Treasurer 2 Class President 3, 4 Class Marshal 3, 4 Student Council 3, President 4 Football 1, 2, 3 Captain 4 Athletic Council 2 TOPS RALPH A. PRATT, JR. Chemistry Club 4 The handsome man with the voice! (even though he doesn’t let us hear it very often.) Quiet, yes, but “Still waters run deep.” RUTH B. RICHARDSON Dramatic Club 1, 2 Glee Club 4 French Club 3 Ruthie’s philosophy throughout her school life has been, “Doing something for someone will bring you far more happiness than doing someone for something.” Need we say more ? IDA P. NARUSHOF Dramatic Club 3 Sub-Deb Club 4 Etiquette Club 2 Introducing to you one of our most lovable seniors. She is iden¬ tified by her pleasant smile and sweet manner. Good luck to you on your hair-dressing career, ida. We girls will be in to see you soon. F. JAMES NUTTER Chefs’ Club 3 Debating Club 4 Jimmy’s thoughtful personally has won our esteem. He has a quiet sense of humor, too. MARY L. PEEL Dramatic Club 1 Book Club 2 Etiquette Club 3 Hobby Club 4 “Journal” Staff 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 A swell chum— sweet and sin¬ cere. A topping hostess; remem¬ ber those chocolate sodas, girls? An excellent student— one of the highest in the class. LOIS C. PITKIN Glee Club 1 French Club, President 3 Chemistry Club, Treasurer 2 Hobby Club, President 4 “Journal” Staff 3, 4 “Year Book” Staff 4 Loie is a quiet, reserved young lady who has a knack of asking Miss Chapman odd questions in physics class. HELENE M. RICHARD A.jA. Play 2 Dramatic Club 2 French Club 3 Glee Club, Vice-President 4 A smile will go a long, long way. Look how far Helene has gone with it already! You can’t feel lonely, sad, or blue, when Helene turns that smile on you! ELIZABETH V. ROBERTS Glee Club 1 Etiquette Club 2 Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4 Dramatic Club, Sec’y-Treas. 4 Petite Betty’s pouting expi’ession has really become famous with us. How do you do it, Betty? As for her popularity— Well, you know the answer. 12 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK JAMES P. SHAW Chefs’ Club 4 The burdens of life don’t seem to bother Jimmy. He always has a big; grin or a witty remark. Inci¬ dentally he’s not a bad singer, either. NELLIE SUMMERS Dramatic Club 4 •‘Year Book” Staff 4 Nellie will be remembered for her contagious smile and her witty remarks. With her sense of styie, and ability as a costume designer, success is not far away. FRANK A. THOMPSON Dramatic Club 1 Chefs’ Club 3 Chemistry Club 2 A.A. Play, Stage Mgr. 4 Here’s a boy that is tail, dark, and handsome, with a vengeance. More than that: he’s friendly, well- liked, and has a discouraging (to the rest of us) aptitude for physics. RUTH A. WHITTAKER Class Secretary 2 Cheer Leader 4 Class Sec’y-Treas. 3, 4 Dramatic Club 2 Sub-Deb Club 3, President 4 Student Council, Sec’y-Treas. 3, 4 Ruthie’s friendly disposition and bright smile have combined to make her one of the most popular girls of our class. We need people like Ruthie to brighten up this glum old world. PHILIP M. YOUNG “Deke is right but the world’s strange;” at least Deke often gives voice to this opinion. He is a good sport and has the rare quality of being a true friend. Here’s hoping you get that goalie job with the Boston Bruins, Deke! SHIRLEY R. NUSSBAUM Dramatic Club 1, 3, 4 Glee Club 2 Nussie may seem like a quiet little thing to some people, but she’s really quite a girl— with what a voice! (Eh, Bobby?) We know she’ll find success and happi¬ ness with that happy-go-lucky disposition of hers. WINIFRED A. TEMPLE Friday night means sea food to most of us, but to Win, it’s a dance, or a show, or something; and it’s steady. ROBERT D. TURNER Chefs’ Club 3 Basketball Mgr. 4 Ass’t Sports Manager 3 Sam is a carefree sort of guy, and is always ready for a good laugh. He can really buckle down to work when he wants to, though. VIRGINIA B. WOODHOUSE Dramatic Club 1 Student Council 1 Sub-Deb Club, Vice-President 4 Virginia is a tall, attractive girl, but the J.H.S. boys have not had much chance with her, because she’s monopolized by a certain fel¬ low from Andover. We are sure she’ll succeed as a hairdresser, if she makes her customers’ hair look anything like her own. JAMES G. H. YULE, JR. Baseball 3, 4 Basketball 4 Football 4 Chefs’ Club 4 Although Jim came to us late, he has certainly shown his worth. His contagious grin and “happy-go- lucky” manner will always stand him in good stead. 13 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL ALLEN L. GESING Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4 Allen, we all love your boyish shyness and your dark good looks. You’ve caused many a girl’s heart to flutter. With your natural good humor as an aid, success should be easy to win. WALTER KOZLOWSKI Chefs’ Club 4 Walter is a quiet fellow in school. His interests are fishing, farming, and roaming in the woods. Re¬ member, Walter, the farmer is the backbone of the country. AMERIC P. LANNI Football 3, 4 Basketball 4 Chefs’ Club 3 Americ is one of the big boys of the school. He likes to take part in the rougher sports but that doesn’t stop him from gracing the dance floor. He’s quite a stepper (not on the girls’ toes.) JAMES F. STEWART Jimmy is a general good fellow, popular here at Johnson. It s a Queer W oriel CLASS OF 1939 HAS . . . a Banker but no capital Barnes but no farm a Miller but no flour Binns but nothing- to put in them Dill but no pickles Kane but no sugar a Woodhouse but no mansion. WILLIAM AMSHEY 14 1939 YEAR BOOK SALUTATORY ra T is my pleasure, this evening, in behalf of the graduating class of 1939, to extend to you a most hearty and sincere welcome. You parents, who have sacrificed much in order that you might see us graduate here tonight; you teachers, who have urged us on to greater and you our friends and classmates who have made our school life so memory ; one and all we welcome you. effort vivid that it will live long in our On all sides the world is an armed camp. We see conscription in England; increased armaments in America; war in China; and the Hitler Youth Move¬ ment (to mention only a few examples.) We’re not sitting on top of the world, but the world is sitting on top of a sputtering firecracker. Where is this all going to end? What it driving us on? The first question stumps more learned minds than mine, but it is my purpose to show that nationalism is the power which is driving us on. Militarism is the result of extreme nationa lism. Militarism exists prima¬ rily for the sake of national honor, national rights, and national interests. As soon as a group develops a spirit of nationalism, it achieves political unity and independence; then it begins to prosecute its national interests. For example: German manufacturers, immediately after the establishment of the German Empire, demanded protection for their industries against com¬ peting foreign industries. Their grounds were that it would make Germany stronger and more self-sufficient. Simultaneously the German farmers and landlords demanded protection against the importation of cheap foodstuffs. They received protection, too. We Americans also demanded tariff-protection ; and got it. This public policy of tariff-protection originates with a relatively small group and serves only group interests. However, under national in¬ fluence they become identified with national interests and they soon take on the almost sacred character of national tradition. Henceforth, any citizen who criticizes this or that “National policy” is considered by his fellow cit¬ izens as lacking in patriotism, if not in sense. National rights are needful and highly desirable, but they are connected with certain dangers which threaten the peace of the world. One such danger arises from the fact that domestic legislation may satisfy national opinion at home but will create ill-feeling abroad. The Untied States acted within its national rights when it levied a protective tariff, or restricted immigration, or adopted the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution. The refusal to buy liquor injured the national rights of France; refusal to admit immigrants from the Far East ran counter to the national interests of Japan ; discrimina¬ tion against imports helped American producers, but was very costly to many foreign countries. Another danger arises from the presence of aliens in the national state. Due to this we have conflicts over national rights of citizenship. Great Britain believes, “Once an Englishman always an Englishman.” Her refusal to recognize American naturalization justified, to her citizens, her imprison¬ ment of sailors who were of English nativity but of American residence. She asserted her national rights but assailed the national rights of Americans. 15 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Last and most important factor of militarism is national honor. One of the most recent examples of the evils of national honor was shown in the sinking of the submarine off the coast of Maine. Regardless of the cause of the wreck, it cannot be denied that if we were not in a military race, a race to show our strength, to prove that we can uphold our honor, there would have been no submarine and no deaths. People are killed in war and we say it is hor¬ rible and wrong. What about those who are killed before war; killed because it is their duty to test machines in time of peace to be used in time of war? No militarism ; no war. If a nation is not prepared to fight it will think twice before venturing into a war. National prestige carries nations into war or threats of war. The United States went to war with Germany in 1917, not to protect American lives and possessions, but to assure national prestige and to avenge national honor. National interest can often be submitted to inter¬ national arbitration; national rights can occasionally be compromised by international agreement, but national honor, never! We lost twenty-six ships in the years between 1914 and 1917. Norway lost 291 but she did not go to war to avenge her national honor. She had to grin and bear it, but just think what she saved in lives, money, and peace of mind. Today she has no depression. In summary I quote Professor Carlton J. Hayes: “In diplomacy and in international intercourse of all sorts, a world that is nationalist must be governed ultimately by militarism and by militarism which is compet¬ itive. This is why nationalities after achieving political unity and independ¬ ence do not always become exemplars of justice and charity to all other nationalities, and pillars of world-peace. It is why, on the contrary, they continue to nourish and cherish militarism, why they seek by war or by threats of war to satisfy their immediate ambitions, sometimes at the expense of the health and happiness of the world.” In conclusion, I ask, what can be done to stop nationalism and all its threats of danger and of destruction? It is my suggestion that each nation should practice peace through justice. Justice would place national interests, rights, and honor in their true light. Nationalism in itself is not a bad thing, but in its present state it is like a forest fire leaving death and destruction in its wake. “Unless a man lose his life, he shall not find it,” we read in Sacred Scripture. A nation, which is but a collection of men, must follow the same high spiritual principle if it hopes to reach the clear exalted heights of true peace and prosperity. Only when nations are more intent on justice can peace come. The words “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all things shall be added thereunto,” have a far more practical value than the world has dreamed of in its philosophy. Only when we dare to follow what the world calls “the Folly of Christ” can we hope to have that peace which surpasses understanding, that peace which the world cannot give, and the world can¬ not take away. RUBY W. COCHRANE 16 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK CLASS ORATION Nothing Great is Lightly Won © O m; ny of us tliis expression might seem barren of any great philosoph- mw t ical truth or proverbial saying, and to be just another motto chosen carelessly by a graduating class. But upon a little closer observation and meditation a great deal of truth and common sense can be gathered from this, our motto. For, as we review the truly great things of our world, we find that they have resulted only from great effort and continued struggle. Take for ex¬ ample any democratic government that exists in the world today, for such a government, upholding freedom of speech, religion, and representation of the people, is truly a great thing in this era of “isms” and dictatorships. How has such a great thing become possible? How many of us know of the hard¬ ships and struggles to break away from serfdom, to overthrow the dominating power of rulers? How many of us know the centuries necessary for changes to bring about the growth of leaders, and for education to enlighten and in¬ flame the passive, ignorant minds of the common people, so that finally they were able to take up the burden of self government? Think of the orgies of blood-letting in our own and the French and Russian Revolutions. Think of all the lives lost, the genius sacrificed to the cause, the effort required before the goal of representative government was reached. How can we say that democracy was easily won For another example take Christianity, the greatest institution that the world has ever embraced. We all know of the sacrifices that were made be¬ fore Christianity was accepted universally. We all know of Him who died upon the cross to prove to us that this is the one supreme faith. His was not the only sacrifice. The followers who were left after Christ s death were few in number, and little do we realize the difficulties they encountered in spread¬ ing the faith, in convincing and persuading the rulers and the people, and in converting them. Whenever we say the Lord’s Prayer, or sit in our places of worship upon the Sabbath, nothing can be more fitting than for us to remem¬ ber our class motto, “Nothing Great is Lightly Won”, and to observe how aptly it can be applied to our religion. Who indeed can say that it was easily attained ? Mere fame (whether you regard it as a worthy end or not, and I do not) demands its sacrifice. Think of Napoleon, greatest soldiei and leader of the modern world ! Look at the price he paid for his fame and glory. Throughout his life he was a lonely man, solitary in his ambitious quest for power and glory. The cold hand of ambition kept him a stranger, and pushed from his heart the only woman who ever loved him. We cannot but pity him as we sec him at St. Helena, disheartened, restless, exiled, with an accusing conscience reminding him of lives he had needlessly wasted in his numeious and b oo v campaigns. Napoleon’s glory was dearly won indeed. We find our motto applying even more to men great in the sense of being just kind, considerate, and charitable. All owe their success to continued study diligent activity and effort, more often than not in the face of extreme adversity and misfortune. They never got “something for nothing as many of us try to do. Washington, Bell, the Wright Brothers, Benjamin Franklin, 17 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt— great names certainly. Lincoln studied by the open lire in a log hut; raised himself by sheer force of character, energy, and will-power to his position of high honor. All are examples that show our motto is indeed true. Most of us shall never have our names engraved in the Hall of Fame, nor have our deeds expounded in the annals of time, but all of us in our own way are capable of truly great things. And do you know, a person does not have to be famous to be just and generous and to be blessed with the virtues of Christian charity and kindness? It is not necessary to be rich to be great. I like to think of it in that way. I like to think that greatness is a quality of every common person which only needs to be cultivated in order to manifest itself. But if we of the graduating class are to do the great things of life, if we can be good neighbors, if we can be fair in our relations with other people, happy in our work, considerate of others, we must remember that these things will not be easy to do. Some of us will succeed. Others will fall or stop to rest by the dusty roadside, because it is hard to be just in the midst of preju¬ dice, to be generous when we have little ourselves; it is difficult to be cheerful and friendly when we are worried or weary. But if we do succeed, if we can look back up the hill of life and be happy and satisfied in work well done, if we can say, “I have done my best,” and say it with a clear conscience, we have accomplished one of the greatest things possible in life. And since it will not be at all easy, remember— “Nothing Great is Lightly Won.” CHARLES H. FOSTER, Jr. CLASS ESSAY Propaganda HAT is propaganda? Although this word is uttered frequently in these times, many people do not know the real meaning of it. Some always connect “propaganda” with war and anything bad. But this is not always true, for propaganda can be good as well as evil. Originally it meant spreading the faith, and was then used only by the church. In recent years, however, since the World War, it has acquired another meaning. It is now defined as the mere advocation of special interests, or as an attempt to gain credence for statements partially or wholly untrue, and thus to influence opinion and conduct. Propaganda is of the greatest interest to us especially in these times when we are besieged by it on all sides. There are several types of propaganda by which we are influenced. We find commercial propaganda on practically every billboard, in magazines and in newspapers. We are all familiar with the method used by Hollywood in drawing crowds to the theatres. “Screen Gossip” columns appear daily in the newspapers, describing the lives and personal traits of the favorite movie stars. Marriages and divorces of the actors and actresses are probably men¬ tioned most frequently. The public then is attracted to the films, influenced by such articles, which are not related at all to the stars’ acting, but empha¬ size the interesting trivialities of his or her daily life. Obviously, the fact that an actress is divorced, and feeds her pet canary six times a day has no relation whatever to her acting in the films; yet that is the method of adver¬ tising their products. 18 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK Social propaganda is often interwoven with political propaganda, but still it is a definite type. Whether the objective be good or bad, the propagandists appeal usually to the traits of generosity, consideration for others, and good will. Some propaganda is undoubtedly devoted to good ends. Most of us are in sympathy with the basic purposes of those who advocate social security, old age pensions, and unemployment insurance. But observe the methods by which each reformist attempts to convince us that his plan is the best. He gives a vague and general outline of his scheme, which he claims is the best and is necessary for ideal conditions, since he is fighting against everything that is evil. He gives a heart-re nding picture of the conditions that exist now among the less fortunate, but fails to give a detailed description of his solution to the problem. The readers are therefore led to believe that they must choose between two alternatives, the existing conditions or the reformist’s excellent plan that would solve everything. The papers and magazines are always flushed with propaganda when state and national politics come into the limelight. This was true back in 1916, when Wilson was running for reelection to the presidency. Those favoring him emphasized his success in keeping America out of war for the previous four years of his term. “Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream,” they cried. “Let us keep out of war for the next four years!” The propa¬ gandists used these slogans and catch-words so that the people would infer that, the administration would, and no other party could, keep us out of war. As is known, the people were led to restore the administration to a second term. Then, four months after the second inauguration, the administration had plunged us into the great European conflict. When the recent bill for a strict neutrality policy was introduced in Con¬ gress, we saw how the propagandists began their tactics of flooding the news¬ papers with their ideas for and against the bill. The advocates of the bill proclaimed their love of patriotism and references to Washington’s Farewell Address were repeated again and again. The opponents stressed the oppres¬ sion of certain European powers and the helplessness of the weaker nations. They stated it was necessary and reasonable to aid the oppressed and they expected the people to believe that it was only logical to make alliances and fatal to remain neutral. The propaganda which surely interests us most, but still is carefully con¬ cealed, is international propaganda. Look in the papers and try to find com¬ pliments and flattery pointed at Hitler. It cannot be done. Whatever Hitler does is wrong. Every advance he makes is a threat to the democracies. He was only a paperhanger from Austria, so naturally, he has no knowledge of managing the affairs of a country. Who is so cruel as this tyrant who is persecuting and slaughtering the Jews? Such assertions are so plentiful that the majority of Americans are led to despise and hate Hitler. If you stop and consider, you would realize no human being is so entirely bad as the propagandists claim Hitler is. These war-mongers and hate campaigners have brought to life the cry to save democracies, in these times, by fighting the dictatorships. The nations we are to fight are Germany, Italy and Japan. Germany and Italy, we admit, are dictatorships, but Japan is no more a dic¬ tators hip than England. Among the “democracies” we are supposed to fight for and save are really more dictatorships than the two dictatorships we are to oppose. For instance, to read descriptions of advances of Hitler and Mus¬ solini in central Europe, one would think Russia was one of the endangered democracies; in fact Russia has been included in that list of democracies who 19 JOHNSON HI GH SCHOOL are to unite to stop the menace of dictatorships. China, with whom we are led to sympathize, is the second severest dictatorship existing today. V hen the dictator Kemal Ataturk of Turkey, a much worse dictator than Hitler or Mussolini, died recently, those editors who pretended to despise dictatorships lauded him to the skies. This illustrates the deception and falsity of the prop¬ agandists. This propaganda is evidently an evil which, if successful in creat¬ ing war, would throw our country into great turmoil and disturbance, the undesirable and underlying element of communism rising up into prominence. Be critical of everything you read and hear. Check up on editors by com¬ paring their facts, if possible, with authoritative facts from the departments of war and commerce. Don’t be influenced by the appearance of good. As soon as the emotions are played upon, stop and consider with skepticism. Intelligent doubting is to the mind as a blink is to the eyes. All foreign mat¬ ter is removed, clearness results. Keep your eyes on the stars, but keep your feet firmly on the ground! HELEN GREENLER VALEDICTORY X T is my privilege tonight to speak on the life of a man who, through his gift of melody and his devotion to his art, placed himself among the immortals of our world. He did not excel in statesmanship or in the science of warfare, but in music, an art common to all nations, all races, and all civilizations. This man was Franz Schubert. Franz Schubert was a paradox. Although during his life he suffered more from lack of recognition than any other great composer, he appears as one of the happiest of all. In his short life—- he only lived to be thirty-one— he produced more great music than many musicians who lived their allotted three-score years and ten. He was born in 1797 in a suburb of gay Vienna. His father was the parish schoolmaster. It is not surprising that Franz was musical, for his father and elder brothers were musicians, and when he was very young they taught him the rudiments of piano and violin. It was not long before he outgrew their instructions and was sent to Herr Holzer, the choirmaster of the parish, who apparently had never had such a brilliant pupil, for he later said of him, “Whenever I wished to teach him anything new, I found that he had already mastered it.” Yet perhaps the good man was blinded by admiration, for one authority states that Schubert gained more from one of his friends, a joiner’s appentice, for he took him to a neighborhood pianoforte warehouse to practice on the new pianos before they were packed. When he was nine the shy Franz, a chubby, plainly dressed little boy, went with many others to a big bare room presided over by several awesome and dignified men, whose duty it was to choose the best singer as choirboy in the Imperial Chapel, a post which carried with it a free education in the Stadt-Convict, the chief music-school of Vienna. After all had sung, the gentlemen retired for a short discussion and returned with the announcement, “Franz Schubert is the winner.” At the music school Franz not only gained much practical musical know¬ ledge, but also made many of the friends who were so loyal to him in later life. Franz was always the merriest of the group. Often he played his own 20 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK compositions for a circle of admiring comrades. They were proud of his musical talent and provided him with music paper, since they knew that he had little spending money. At this time he was active both in the school orchestra, and, on Sundays and holidays, in a quartet at home. After supper his father and his two elder brothers would go into the living room and tune up their instruments while Franz hunted in his music case for a new composition he had written for them. After five years in the choir his voice changed and he had to leave the music school. To avoid military conscription he taught in his father’s school. He disliked teaching the restless little boys, and did it very poorly, but the posi¬ tion was not without its compensations, as he formed many new friendships during this period. One of them was with the poet Mayerhofer, many of whose poems Franz set to music. His naturally sunny disposition contrasted strangely with the extreme melancholy of the poet, yet they became firm friends. Another compensation was his composing. During these years of drudgery in the parish school Schubert wrote an incredible amount of music. One of his compositions, the Mass in F, was performed at the centenary of the parish church, and he himself conducted the orchestra. His father was so pleased at this that he gave him a new piano. Also in this period he wrote one of his best-known compositions, the setting of Goethe’s poem “The Erl-King.” After he had read the poem the story of the weird ride took possession of him, and he composed his setting on the same day. His friend Spann appeared in time to see him writing furiously at his desk, dashing to the piano to play the notes, then dashing back to his desk to write more. Oddly enough, Goethe never liked this setting for his poem, nor did he approve Schubert’s settings for any of his other poems. He prob¬ ably regarded him as an obscure composer who sought to rise to fame on his reputation. It was shortly after this that Von Schober, a well-to-do young law student, heard some of Schubert’s music at the house of a friend. “He cannot be al¬ lowed to waste his life in teaching school!” he cried. Schubert had just made an unsuccessful application for the post of choirmaster in a neighboring town and had been feeling particularly miserable about his failure. Von Schober invited him to join him in his lodgings, an offer which he readily accepted. Thus he was finally rescued from school life. For a while he tried to support himself by giving music lessons, but this was just as unbearable as school teaching, so he abandoned it for composing. It was at this time that he said, “I write all day, and when I have finished one piece I begin another.” He was the only composer who ever successfully employed such a method of work, but his gift of song would not be stilled, even to the extent of revising music once he had written it. Although Schubert’s music was beginning to be performed by several fam¬ ous artists, little of it was published, and he had practically nothing on which to exist. He and his friends shared food, lodgings, and everything else they could get. At one time Schubert, who always wore glasses, could not find his wooden glasses case for several days. Finally he noticed that his friend Schwind had filled the case with tobacco, bored a hole in it, inserted a stem, and was using it for a pipe. This was in one of their less affluent times. When one of them happened to come into unexpected wealth, they all lived in luxury for a few days. 21 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL For a summer he was appointed music master to the family of Count Johann Esterhazy. Members of this family had been patrons of Hayden and other great composers, but they were not destined to help Franz Schubert. One account says that Schubert, shy, awkward, and unu sed to society life, was ill at ease in the presence of so much grandeur. At any rate, he soon re¬ turned to Vienna and his friends. It was chiefly timidity that prevented Schubert from becoming a friend of the great Beethoven. When he heard that the great moster was dying, Schubert got up courage to visit him. Then, glancing over a few of Schubert’s compositions, Beethoven exclaimed, “He has at least a spark of the divine fire!” When he died shortly afterwards, Schubert was one of the torch-bearers in the funeral procession. When it was over he and two of his friends went to a tavern to drink to Beethoven’s memory. There Schubert proposed this toast: “To the next great composer who is to die.” Less than two years later, at the age of thirty-one, this shy young man had passed from the stage of life, leaving only the outward expression of his gift of melody. In the record of his life we are impressed not only by his unique power to record his inspired songs, but also by his devotion to his work. He achieved fame in doing that which he loved best and which he could not live without. Mr. Hayes: You have piloted us through four years at Johnson High School. You have been our counselor, adviser, and friend. May you remem¬ ber this class of nineteen hundred and thirty-nine as often as we shall re¬ member you. Teachers: You have worked and toiled with us. It is your faithful work with us in the class rooms that has endeared you to us. It would be im¬ possible for us to express adequately our appreciation of your patience and forebearance. Parents and Friends, Not only for these past four years, but for many years before you have aided us in our troubles and helped us solve our prob¬ lems. We shall never forget your kindness. Schoolmates: To you we leave the future of Johnson High. It is your part to keep up the traditions and spirit of this school. May you have success in your task. Classmates: For four years we have been together. Tonight we must part, each to take a different road in life. Yet the memory of these years of work and play will inspire us to reach our goals. Good by, and good luck! VIRGINIA CARVELL 22 1 9 3 9 YEAR BO O K CLASS HISTORY HE year that the never-to-be-forgotten class of ’39 invaded this institu¬ tion for the first time was a year characterized by still another invasion. This occurred within the confines of the very faculty itself, for that memorable year saw the annexation of no less than four new teachers, as well as the potential alumni which we, the Class of ’39, now represent. Having acquired a vague knowledge of the whereabouts of the various classrooms, the class called itself into secret session and undertook to elect certain ones of its members to the various offices attending so fine an organ¬ ization. The presidential campaign was won by Robert Ayer, and upon his shoulders fell the burden of guiding us through a turbulent year. Politics went still farther with the election of other worthy members of the class to that governing body known as the Student Council. Being in the minority, however, we cannot take too much of the credit for the efficient administration which followed. Social life began with a party tendered us by the seniors. In preparation, we felt obliged to practice diligently for many weeks the Terpsichorean art. We know that the seniors were not disappointed. Custom demanded a return party and, having little desire to break the pre¬ cedent, we spared no energy in making the said event an outstanding success. With the gradual passage of time it became apparent that our scholastic achievements were of sufficiently high quality to win us a promotion into the home rooms inhabited by the sophomores. Our president having previously decided to resign from public life, we cast ballots and elected one Charles Foster to the presidential office for our soph¬ omore year. Foster’s administration was entirely free from political insur¬ rection, but during his reign there occurred a most startling revolution of an¬ other kind; a revolution that originated in the plane geometry class and threatened to spread to all other branches of the mystical science of mathe¬ matics. It happened that an aspiring mathematician who is currently occupied in writing a will, made the astounding discovery that a triangle is no longer blessed with its traditional three sides, but due to unstable economic condi¬ tions or some other interesting reason, has been reduced in value to two sides and a bottom. Many of us recovered from the shock of hearing this in time to attend the Sophomore-Junior Dance, which was held many weeks there¬ after. The rest of us are still somewhat dazed. The remainder of the year passed with most of us aspiring- to the highly exalted rank of “junior,” and most of us realizing our aspirations. The following September, therefore, confronted us once more with the problem of electing a president and other useful officers to guide us through the year set aside for the purchase of class rings. When the result of the ballot counting was made known, we found ourselves under the guiding hand of one Thomas Pendlebury. The more dignified title of “junior” which we now wore qualified us to increase our quota of members in the Student Coun¬ cil, and we at last found our own representatives in the majority and largely responsible for the administration, which continued to show great efficiency and ability. 23 _J OHNSON HIGH SCH OOL The executive branch of our government attempted to establish itself more firmly in the esteem of those whom it ruled over by suggesting a weenie roast. The event promised to be a tremendous success and we were not dis¬ appointed. 1 hen the class of ’39 went seriously to work, and for many weeks poured all of its energies into one channel, namely that of preparing a truly unforget- able play to be presented at the annual Stunt Night. In spite of this great in¬ dustry, however, the event nearly perished, for those in charge of the pro¬ duction took a sudden dislike to it and tore up the script. All seemed lost. Those in charge were terror stricken. However, it is at times like these that truly great genius manifests itself, and out of this chaos arose an obscure hero who provided us not only with a play, but with such a play that it carried away all the honors in what must surely have been an unprecedented blaze of glory. Hardly had we gotten over the prolonged after effects of Stunt Night when we found ourselves preparing for the Junior-Senior Banquet. That event was a fitting culmination of a year of dazzling social, athletic, and scholastic activ¬ ity, and we withdrew from school life for the summer, filled with eager antic¬ ipation of our fourth and final year. According to the usual procedure, we began that year with an election of officers, or more aptly a re-election, for the administration of the past year suffered no change. For the sake of variety, however, certain officials insti¬ tuted a demerit system for the punishment of culprits, which made us feel grateful that we were above the violations of discipline which became punish¬ able under the new order. Blissfully aloof from demerits, the class undertook to repeat the historic weenie roast of the previous year. However, history became stubborn and refused to repeat. By the time the necessary preparations had been made, bitter cold weather had set in, and although some hardy adventurers staged the event notwithstanding, even these were driven home before too many cases of frostbite were reported. Nevertheless it was not in vain that we labored for this frigid event, for it vividly demonstrated that mid-November is not always the finest season for holding outdoor social functions. We, the class of ’39, do sincerely hope that the graduating classes of Johnson High will profit by our experience. In one instance at least, history did repeat itself. This repitition occurred at that function known as Stunt Night. Wishing to uphold the honor of the class, we again applied all our energies to the production of a suitable stunt, with the result that we again carried away the traditional prize in the face of what we considered negligible opposition. This event occurred so recently that its historic significance has not yet been generally recognized. Like certain other masterpieces, it will probably have its age of glory a century or two hence. However it is not the purpose of this writer to predict the future. He can only say that it is his sincere belief, if a historian may be permitted to have a belief, that whatever the future may hold for the class of ’39, we shall always cherish its many fond memories of four truly happy years at Johnson High. ROBERT E. MILLER 24 1 9 39 YEAR BOOK CLASS WILL cranium, here on this sixth day of June bequeath to the well deserving Juniors the answer of how to get along with the sweat of the teachers’ brows. Petition Pete Amshey donates muscles in his toes from hiking to the homes of his various girl friends, to Plarry Bunker. Virginia Woodhouse leaves her Mae West figure to Elsie Lundquist. Romeo Robert Ayer leaves his unfinished romance to Turk Giragosian. Ruth Whittaker leaves her charm to Lillian Polichnowski. Arthur Banker leaves his athletic ability to Alexander Hay. Nellie Summers leaves Grants’ special robin-red nail polish to Rita Camire. Henry Bonnie leaves his ability to growl in the faces of the teachers to John Lamprey, who is seen but seldom heard. Betty Roberts leaves her motto, “It isn’t late until twelve and then it’s still early,” to Mary Carey. Kenneth Brierley leaves his Robert Taylor profile to Richard Smith. Ruth Richardson leaves her cheerfulness to Hazel Morse. Gerald Callahan leaves a few pounds of extra luggage to Joseph Flanagan, and his size fourteen shoes to William Donahue. Barbara McHale leaves her petiteness to Frances Martin, and her skill at jiving to Lottie Huminick. John Campbell leaves his masculine build to John Casserly. Frances McRobbie leaves her aptitude for capturing hearts to Eva Hoel. Kenneth Dill, that home run second baseman, leaves his talent to that “Vince DiMaggio” of the Junior class, Jack Lanni. Mary McCallion leaves many a thrilling ride through the winding roads of W est Boxford to Marcia Barker. Bob Downing leaves the Junior girl for whom he has a definite longing under the careful supervision of that super-colossal athlete, Red Greenwood. Helen McEvoy leaves her easy recipe for making friends to Betty James. Robert Farrell, the jitterbug of the Senior class, leaves his dangling feet to Joe Provencher. Sarah Lewis wills a little advice on how to be quiet to Peggy McKinnon. Charles Foster, the proud possessor of those royal chariots, leaves a few of his troubles to a new possessor of the same variety, Philip Miller. Helen Greenler leaves her baby-blue eyes to Doris Rea with the advice, “Stay as sweet as you are.” Ernest Fionte, the boy who says a lot in a few words, leaves his great asset to Pat Kennedy who doesn’t say much in a great many words. Pauline Frisbee leaves a few of her skirts to Louise Detora. Edward Garvey leaves the heart of a Sophomore girl in the hands of Joe Saunders. Esther Forgetta leaves her strict regime to Frances Coppinger. No bpys, no noise, and lights out at 9:00, Fran. Allen Gesing leaves his rippling rhythm to David Ritchie. Rita Fogarty leaves her quiet, dignified manner to Florence Petteruto. Charles Gillespie, that handsome brute who never looks twice at a woman (they all look at him,) leaves his ability to slay them to John Jackson. Barbara Dillon, the girl who probably doesn’t know one boy from another, leaves her attitude toward boys to Marguerite Kenyon. the one and only class of 1939 that have sat back and watched the friendly faculty all but do the “highland fling” in order to penetrate the extra hard she ' ll that covers the whitish mass in the well known 25 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Frank “Hockey” Hill leaves his ability to handle a hockey stick to George Mattheson. Ruth Derby donates her acting ability to Betty May, and she passes down her sophisticated airs to Doris Gustafson. Benny Isherwood leaves Lillian Burns in the direct supervision of her sister Helen. Ruth Curley, the girl who goes home with the rising sun, leaves the sun shining in the eyes of June Crossman. Walter Kozlowski bequeaths his fishing net to Vito Melnikas. Rosamond Coughlin leaves her ability to break hearts to Dorothea Costello. Americ Lanni leaves his gift of gab to Salvatore Messina. Ruby Cochrane leaves the West Boxford moon setting in the eyes of Elinor Cole. George Martin wills his ability to conquer beauties to Robert Cunningham. Virginia Carvell leaves a bit of her knowledge to Isabel R abs. Thomas McCubbin leaves his pleasing ways to John Roche and his mid¬ night oil to Bucky Doherty. Hilda Binns leaves her flufify blond hair to Virginia Wentworth. Brian McKiernan leaves his perpendicular pronoun “I” along with his act¬ ing ability to George Porteck. He also leaves a few words that Webster never heard of to James Flanagan. Helene Richards leaves her loneliness in the fourth year math class to Dorothy Dainowski. John MeLay, the rainbow of our class, leaves some of his clothes to David Provencher to wear on cloudy days. He also wills his German vocabulary (which consists of about five words) to Robert Hall. Mary Peel, that small girl with a big heart, leaves her kindness to Mildred Margerison. Robert Miller transfers his comprehensive vocabulary to Peter Ritchie. Lois Pitkin donates some of her masterpieces of art drawn during classes to Doris Robertson. Ralph Pratt leaves his chemistry enthusiasm to Albert Hebb. Phyllis Killam leaves her happy-go-lucky attitude along with her keen eye for an ex-Johnsonite to Anna Mackie. James Shaw leaves his discouraged effort to capture a senior girl to Arthur Currier, saying, “Here’s hoping you have better luck than I did, Currier.” Fie also renders a couple of inches to Billy Mackie. Irene Byrom leaves her yearning for a handsome he-man to Ruth Wheeler. James Stewart leaves the thick fog existing between him and the world around him to Eugene Ruess. Norma Morton and Helen Murphy leave their hearty friendship to Ruth Stevenson and Mary Dineen. Frank Thompson, the physicist of our class, leaves his fond affection tor the subject to that chemistry genius, “Pete” Viger. Evelyn Koenig leaves her glamorous appearance to Grace Driscoll. Robert Turner leaves his remedy on how to get around to James Winning. Elizabeth Hodge leaves a pair of shoes that have become dusty from follow¬ ing that West Boxford flash, to Kitty Wainwright so as to enable her to keep on the trail of that well known red head. Winifred Temple leaves her peculiar ways to Harriet McQuestion. Marguerite Keating leaves her dainty feet to that junior girl whose feet seem to be itchy on a dance floor, Agnes McNab. Lillian Maker leaves her athletic talent to Mary DeNault. Claire Doherty willingly wills a few of her escorts to whoever wants them. 26 1939 YEAR BOOK James Nutter, the freshman thriller, leaves a few of his undergraduate girl friends to John Casale. George Page leaves a few of his toys to Clifton Stone, and his ability to get called down by Miss Cook to Joe Jacobs. Mae Barnes leaves her Saturday night jazz session at the Crystal Ballroom to Dirothy Kreusel. Shirley Nussbaum leaves some of her manners along with a little of her reserve to Eleanor Valpey. James Yule leaves his heart to Janet Kershaw. He also donates those un- forgetable crutches to the pilot if the 19.39 football team, John Ranfone, just in case somebody like Turk gets a Charlie horse. Genevieve Kane leaves her daily jaunts to her residence in South Lawrence to anyone who likes to hike. Cecelia Gulanowski, the girl who gets along with anybody, leaves this ability to Kathleen Long. Ida Narushof leaves her height to the dear old halls of Johnson. Phil Young, our speed demon who can scrape hub caps with oncoming cars, leaves this ability to Robert Miller. He also bequeaths to Phil Kelley his technique in doing a hundred yard dash in ten seconds. Having hereby come to a conclusion, I have decided to give those worthy Juniors a fair chance, seeing that they are ignorant enough to accept such offers, and am anxiously affixing my signature to this most worthy and legal document. On this sixth day and hour of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine, I hereby leave this valuable manuscript to our beloved successors. WILLIAM DRISCOLL CLASS PROPHECY THE WORLD OF TOMORROW Your Phophet Interviewed (Special article by the Alumni Editor of the 1950 “Journal”) ORD was slipped to me that our illustrious alumnus, the Right Honor¬ able Brian McKiernan, prophet and writer, was sailing for Europe on the French Liner. I hastened to the boat. He proved a veritable mine of information. He knew so much about the men and women who had attended Johnson in the good old days of long ago that I pleaded with our editor for a special alumni issue. Since funds were as usual unavailable, I contented myself with this 1939 roll call. Garvey, Gillespie, and Callahan— renting stalls on the Brooklyn Bridge to the Aztecs for the World’s Fair held eleven years ago. Tom Pendlebury and Americ Lanni— selling gasoline, three parts water, one part kerosene, and a sixteenth part gas (just enough to give it an odor.) McLay— proprietor of McLay’s Multichromatic Men’s Store. Amshey, Foster, and Driscoll-— representatives for “The Night Owl’s Es¬ cort Service.” (Your prophet noted a battered Chevrolet coupe parked outside the office, existing in a state of suspended animation or defying Newton’s law of gravity, and thus still extant.) Mary MeCallion— secretary to aforesaid Demosthenes. 27 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Ruth Derby, Hilda Binns, and Nellie Summers— joint owners of “Mazie’s Millinery Shop” (with styles to make Schiaperelli look corny.) Esther Forgetta— Parker House waitress. (Your prophet’s arches almost fell when he saw her there.) Sarah Lewis and Ida Narushof— ditto. Walter Kozlowski— versatile chef whose specialty is fried egg a la King and who weaves in and out among tables like an African fire dancer. Breeze Ayer— editor of the “Bi-Weekly Blast,” Editorial Chairman and Plenipotentiary in Matters Journalstic, to be exact, and sporting a Van Dyke to boot. Kenny Dill— “Blast” sports editor. Police Officer George Martin— who threatened your prophet with a ticket for flying too low, but relented to the extent of a police escort. Deke Young— Center position, Boston Bruins. (Your prophet almost swallowed his upper plate upon learning this.) Editor Ayer in his lighter moments— hocky fan with wife Pauline, and with three offspring bawling for the little black thing flying around on the ice. Ernie Fionte— Boston cabbie. (Rang your prophet’s fare up to charity for old time’s sake.) Frank Hill— janitor at the Boston Garden, working up the hard way, aim¬ ing at the Bruin’s bench by next year. Benjamin Topping Isherwood— proprietor of the Statler Hotel. Irene Byrom— formal hostess and professional sob sister at Benny’s Stat¬ ler night club. Jimmy Nutter— Benny’s boss of bustling bell hops. Mae Barnes— head of Statler complaint department, with plenty of snappy answers for wise guys. Virginia Carvell— prominent educationalist, lecturer, and recent winner of the Nobel Literature Prize. Bob and Mac— “Ladees and gentlemen, the Rhythm Review starring that famous pair of rhythamaires, Bob and Mac, known to the crumbs of the upper crust as Robert Farrell and Barbara McHale.” And these three: Compilers of Scientific Data and Research Experts Ex¬ traordinary, Dr. Frank Thompson, Ph.D., B.S., A.B., N.R.A.; President’s Assistants, Doctors Ralph Pratt, B.S., and Thomas McCubbin, B.S. (The eminent Dr. Thompson is known for his attempts to originate a new style of walking which will exercise one hundred twenty-seven muscles whereas the known method only puts one hundred twenty-six to use. Doctor Pratt is now engaged in disproving Olm’s Law. Think of the suffering caused by that law back in 1939! Doctor Mac has given the world a machine which makes a million toothpicks a second at the cost of a quarter of a cent.) Sam Turner— millionaire in a Rest Home (a grouchy son-of-a-gun.) Ruthie Whittaker— his nurse. Phyllis Killam— owner and operator of said Rest Home. Marg Keating and Winnie Temple— waitresses at “Grandma’s V ee Sand- which Shoppe.” (“What’ll it be, kid?”) George Page— " Blast” columnist. I quote Mr. Page: “The long awaited play, “Her Bad Night” hit the footlights in the Astor’s matinee and played to an awed crowd of sixteen. The theatre was fumigated this morning and a Shakesperean revival will fill the bill for matinee today. A stellar cast plays 28 1939 YEAR BOOK ‘MacBeth.’ The title role is handled to perfection by that veteran of the foot¬ lights, Kenneth Brierley. Co-starred with Brierley is Ruth Curley, that well known gal geared to the speed of Lady MacBeth. This spells a great show in any man’s language.” Shirley Nussbaum— Ruthie’s make-up girl. (Two members of Johnson faculty inspired Miss Nussbaum years ago.) J Fannie McRobbie— air hostess. Betty Hodge— I quote your prophet. “I passed a swanky women’s store that smelled of Park Avenue, Looking inside I saw Betty Hodge doing her best to sell some Amazon a dress. f F opened the door and walkd in. I was just able to catch a few words of Betty’s sales talk, ‘. . . .why Madam, you look devine in it. I’ve seldom seen ‘a 1 ' better 1 fit. I looked at the prospective buyer and thought to myself that Betty wotfld ' be pretty good to sell that dress to the old battle axe. It fitted her like front porch awning. But to my surprise the woman said, ‘I’ll take if, dearie.’ That was enough for me. I sneaked out.” Jimmie Stewart— keeper of laughing hyenas as Bronx Park Zoo, author of “Domestic Attributes of the Hyena.” Robert Downing— again I quote your prophet ' . “So, an hour later found me in the left wing of the Columbia University Mathematics Building. I roamed the building until a halting voice stopped me. I listened. Could it be the voice of the child prodigy, the mathematical wizard of former days? I glanced into the classroom, and sure enough, there behind a pair of horn rimmed specs was Bob Downing. Bob was talking in terms of twenty-six digit num¬ bers, so I decided the humane thing for me to do was to leave before my brain burst from the sheer sound of the numerous numerals.” Barbara Dillon— librarian interested in the recent best seller, “Love on a South Sea Island” by Helen Murphy and Norma Morton. Rosamond Coughlin— to be found at the “21” club after 10 P.M., hobnob¬ bing with the swells. Jimmie Shaw— door man there, ejecting the bouncer supreme, Stuart Stillings. Arthur Banker— pitcher, Red Sox. James Yule— short stop, Red Sox. Claire Doherty— in a box seat with John D. Rockefeller, Jr., watching the boys play. Again I quote, for your prophet’s words far surpass any your editor could aspire to. “ ‘The journalistic bug bit a number of my former classmates,’ I thought, as I came to a column on the women’s page, ‘Hints to The Hasty Housewife’ by Helen Greenler. The column read, ‘Ladies, would you like to regain that girlish figure, would you like to know why your husband beats you, would you know how to cook devil’s food cake? All these and many other questions will be answered in my column. But first I would like to call your attention. .. .Are you listening, Ladies?. .. .to those two cooking and health experts who have gained fame from the east coast to the west. They are right here in our fair city for the week. Of course you know I refer to Misses Celia Gulanowski and Genevieve Kane. Further vital news to you down-trodden ladies. The prominent Miss Woodhouse will give a lecture in the Franklin Hall on what to do if you married a grouch.” Lillian Maker— radio expert who can iron out any wrinkles in affairs of of the heart. 29 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Ruth Richardson— married into the dough and taking a world cruise. Helene Richard and Mary Peel— en route to Africa to obtain data on Af¬ rican fire eaters for a book to be entitled “Hot People of our Day.” Evelyn Koenig— Miami high diver. Helen McEvoy— to be 1954 dark horse candidate for the presidency. Once the interview was over, I explored the boat and dock with my usual nose for Johnson news. Captain Bob Miller of the French Liner gave me the freedom of the boat and access to her records. Perusing passenger lists, I found that Betty Roberts and Rita Fogarty had crossed on the good bark last trip, on their respective honeymoons. Six monhs ago the international re¬ porter, Lois Pitkin, had occupied the seat of honor at the captain’s table. Among the officers I found John Campbell as chief engineer, and Allen Gesing as first mate. As I left, anxious to record my scoop, I noticed on the dock a terrific argu¬ ment in progress. It seems that some woman had been caught trying to sneak a phony Count in her trunk and that the Count had been seized with a fit of coughing and had wrecked the plan. The startling point came when I heard that the offender was the well known glamour girl, Ruby Cochrane. Your prophet’s last words were that this is a small world. In my humble opinion it is a very large one, with the class of 1939 of colossal prominence in it. Do You Remember when the seats of learning in Room 8 were consistently adorned with thumb tacks? the strange disappearance of Miss Cook’s beloved bell? when Miss Cook took a fancy to George Page’s playthings? when a certain senior boy went swimming out of season? when Bill Driscoll got to school on time? 30 1939 YEAR BOOK SPORTS FOOTBALL The following was the football lineup as a rule during the season: l.e. Miller, l.e. R. Sullivan, l.t. Hall or Driscoll, c. Ranfone, c. Gillespie and Giragosian, r.g. A. Lanni, r.t. G. Martin, q.b. Banker, l.h.b. Lafond, r.h.b. E. Garneau or Yule, f.b. Greenwood. Tom Pendlebury, captain, was barred by age from playing, and Arthur Banker was chosen acting captain. Sweaters were awarded to Driscoll, Gillespie, A. Lanni, G. Martin, Banker, Yule, Pendlebury and Mgr. Brierley. BASKETBALL The first team had Miller at center, Captain Charlie Foster at right forward. Jimmie Yule at left forward, and Art Banker and Gerald Callahan at right and left guards respectively. Lafond and Greenwood also saw action. Callahan, Foster, and Mgr. Turner received sweaters. BASEBALL The following baseball line-up was adopted: p. Miller, Banker, Keating, c. Garvey, 1st b. Lafond, 2nd b. Dill, s.s. Yule, 3rd b. Greenwood, l.f. Sul¬ livan. c.f. Summers, r.f. Foster. The team was out to uphold last year’s record. Under the excellent pitch¬ ing of Captain Banker and Bing Miller, with Keating doing his share, we had a well-trained team. A record of excellent baseball was made in which we won fourteen out of nineteen games. Garvey, Dill and Manager McLay re¬ ceived sweaters. 1939 GIRLS IN BASKETBALL Outstanding players among the girls were Lillian Maker, (this year’s cap¬ tain.) Mary McCallion, Frances McRobbie, and May Barnes. In 1936 and 1937 they captured first honors in the Lowell Suburban League, while in 1938 they were runners up, and in 1939 they came in third. Sweaters were awarded to Lillian Maker, Maiy McCallion, Frances McRobbie, and May Barnes along with letters. 31 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS BALLOT Best Boy Student Best Girl Student Most Popular Boy Most Popular Girl Prettiest Girl Class Bluffer Teacher ' s Delight Class Vamp Class Flapper Class Humorist Cutest Girl Best Looking Boy Most Innocent Boy Most Innocent Girl Quietest Boy Quietest Girl Most Promising Boy Most Promising Girl Sleepiest Boy Best Natured Girl Best Natured Boy Class Actor Class Actress Most Talkative Boy Class Baby Class Dancer Class Eater Shyest Boy Shyest Girl Class Sheik Class Poetess Class Heartbreaker Class Athlete, Boy Class Athlete, Girl Most Beautiful Smile Most Talkative Girl Charles Foster Virginia Carvell Art Banker Ruth Whittaker Claire Doherty Bob Farrell Philip Young Lillian Maker Pauline Frisbee Charles Gillespie Helen Greenler Allen Gesing Robert Miller Sarah Lewis Bob Miller Sarah Lewis Brian McKiernan Virginia Carvell Bill Driscoll Ruth Whittaker Art Banker Brian McKiernan Ruth Curley Bill Amshey Mary Peel Bob Farrell Bill Driscoll Bob Miller Sarah Lewis John Me Lay Frances McRobbie Kenneth Brierley Art Banker Lillian Maker Ruth Curley Genevieve Kane 32 CLASS SONG FAREWELL We meet on this glad day To bid thee fond farewell. Dear Johnson may thy memories Forever with us dwell. Dear friendships we have made Within thine ancient walls. Our teachers who have guided us Let us with love recall. And as we each remember thee What ’ere in life we do, In times of joy, in times of care May we to thee be true. BARBARA I. DILLON 33 ) 34 SENIOR CLASS 5rtiint«0 Sc — O ' ufigrrlasununt 36 JUNIOR CLASS 37 SOPOHMORE CLASS 38 FRESHMAN CLASS 1 9 3 9 YEAR BOOK FOOTBALL SQUAD AND;CHEER LEADERS BASEBALL SQUAD 39 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL SQUAD GIRL’S BASKETBALL SQUAD 40 1939 YEAR BOOK ORCHESTRA GLEE CLUB 41 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL JOURNAL STAFF 42 1 9 39 YEAR BOOK CHEFS’ CLUB CHEMISTRY CLUB 43 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL ETIQUETTE CLUB 44 1939 YEAR BOOK DRAMATIC CLUB DEBATING CLUB 45 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL MODEL BUILDERS CLUB HOBBY CLUB 46 A FULL LINE OF WOOL AND WORSTED MACHINERY Modern 3-Cylinder Set of Woolen Cards, Equipped with Broad-Band Intermediate Feed and Tape Con¬ denser. High Speed Dresser Reel for Woolen and Worsted Warps. 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 - MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of a LEARN A DIGNIFIED PROFESSION Medical Laboratory X-Ray Technician Physiotherapist - Medical Secretary Write for Catalog THE WILSON SCHOOL 285 Hnntington Ave. Boston, Mass. Compliments of (Dateu. thr iFlnriat Friend Compliments of Dr. M. P. Curren Dentist i hr D D Market FISH MEATS GROCERIES k i 1 Telephone 32461 85 Main Street No. Andover, Mass. A. B. Sutherland Co. THE LARGEST STORE IN LAWRENCE Call Law. 6131 Daily Free Delivery Service Heading Fashion’s Honor List . . . T. J. BUCKLEY CO. Cherry Wehh GOOD FURNITURE AT MODERATE PRICES fe LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS 284 Essex Street Lawrence, Mass. PORTRAITS OILS PASTELS Class Of 1939 JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL H . , ' .I ' f " • - -rn 1 ,; 154 Boyleston Street BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTS S ' , .EAGLE.r More than 96 out of every 100 Greater Lawrence families read the EAGLE—TRIBUNE Listen in to YOUR station— WL A W 680 on your dial Lawrence’s Own Radio Station Loren Murchison Co. 40 Clinton Street : Newark, N. J. ' Q A for A CLASS RINGS CLASS PINS TROPHIES McIntosh school Edward D. McIntosh, Principal Graduates of the JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL are eligible without conditions for admission to the Secretarial and Junior Accounting courses offered by our school. Graduates of the COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT of the Johnson High School are eligible for admission to the Advanced Secretarial course or, by examination, to the Business Admin¬ istration course. INFORMATION BY MAIL OR AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE The School Year Begins the MONDAY After LABOR DAY 801-814 Bay State Building Lawrence, Mass. Merrimack Printing Company . COMMERCIAL PRINTING + 4 South Broadway Telephone 29473 Lawrence, Mass. The Mutual Saving Banks of Lawrence Broadway Saving Bank Community Saving Bank Essex Saving Bank Lawrence Saving Bank Compliments of JIM DOOLEY NORTH ANDOVER COAL CO. Compliments of GEO. L. GAGE COAL CO. Coal — Coke — Oil Oil Burners Stokers 41 Amesbury St. Telephone 5165 Longbottom s Market Meat, Groceries, Provisions Telephone 6180, 6188, 6189 138 Main St. No. Andover, Mass. Central Service Station WILLARD BATTERIES Socony Gasoline and Motor Oils Ed. Mclnnis, Prop. Railroad Square Tel. 21717 JOHN R. HOSKING School Supplies Brief Cases Fountain Pens Greeting Cards -591 Essex Street, Lawrence Telephone 7929 Compliments of FINNERAN’S DRUG STORE 130 Main Street North Andover Massachusetts (jsanbau, Hq pajxaam pajuud) ‘aauajMuq; 133-itg xassT[ gcg aapjO apej M s E n S os I B saaud a[quuosu9J Su W°lD 3 PEJ0-H§!H S ,U3]A[ ANVXSia T ’S 9J !H °L saopaxnjL ‘suns §utujo] [ ‘suns sssjq Z9£f auoiidopx I : t i j i t i i t i j i i j i l 3U ■ ' Vf I : • .J ■ ■ ' Uil Jj i! U . i ' i f ’ V ■. . imn March—Francaise Militaire Prayer and Re sponse Rev. Clinton W. Carvell and Chorus Class Salutatory with Essay—Nationalism Ruby Winnifred Cochrane O Victorious People Chorus Class Essay—Propaganda Helen Frances Greenler Largo Chorus Class Oration—Nothing Great is Lightly Won Charles Henry Foster, Jr. Presentation of Prizes The Principal North Andover Woman’s Club Scholarship Award Mrs. William A. Barrell Presentation of Diplomas Rev. Clinton W. Carvell Serenade Chorus Essay with Valedictory—Franz Schubert Ethel Virginia Carvell Class Song Graduates Saint-Saens Gaines Handel Schubert Exit March 1935 1939 Motto: —Nothing Great is Lightly Won Class Colors: —Blue and White William Joseph Amshey Robert Scott Ayer, Jr. Arthur Edward Banker Mary M. I. Barnes Hilda Binns Henry Scott Bonney Kenneth James Brierley Irene Ruth Byrom Gerald William Callahan John Douglas Campbell Ethel Virginia Carvell Ruby Winnifred Cochrane Rosamond Jean Coughlin Ruth Emily Curley Ruth M. Derby Kenneth Robert Dill Barbara Irene Dillon Claire A. Doherty Robert Chase Downing William Joseph Driscoll, Jr. Robert Walter Farrell Ernest Francis Fionte Rita Mary Fogarty Esther Forgetta Charles Henry Foster, Jr. Alice Pauline Frisbee Edward Clifford Garvey Allen Louis Gesing Charles Thomas Gillespie Helen Frances Greenler Cecilia Marie Gulanowski Frank Erwin Hill, Jr. Elizabeth Morgan Hodge Benjamin Topping Isherwood, Jr. Mary Geneveive Kane Margaret Lorraine Keating Phyllis Virginia Killam Evelyn Elsie Koenig Walter ' William Kozlowski Americ Philip Lanni Sarah Bixby Lewis Frances Martha MacRobbie Lillian Josephine Maker George Benedict Martin Mary Margaret McCallion Thomas Fergus McCubbin, Jr. Helen Theresa McEvoy Barbara I. McHale Joseph Brian McKiernan John Joseph McLay, Jr. Robert Ernest Miller Norma Elizabeth Morton Helen Cecilia Murphy Ida Patricia Narushof G. Shirley Nussbaum Francis James Nutter George Page, Jr. Mary Letitia Peel Thomas E. Pendlebury Lois Gertrude Pitkin Ralph Alwin Pratt, Jr. Helene Marguerite Richard Ruth Berniece Richardson Elizabeth V. Roberts James Pratt Shaw James Fielding Stewart FI. Stuart Stillings, Jr. Nellie Summers Winifred Alice Temple Frank Anthony Thompson Robert Duckworth Turner Ruth Alice Whittaker Virginia Belle Woodhouse Philip Mason Young James G. H. Yule, Jr. I tylamm FAREWELL We meet on this glad day To bid the fond farewell. Dear Johnson may thy memories Forever with us dwell. Dear friendships we have made Within thine ancient walls. Our teachers who have guided us Let us with love recall. And as we each remember thee What ’ere in life we do, In times of joy, in times of care May we to thee be true. Words and Music by Barbara I. Dillon , ’39 Senior Marshal—Thomas E. Pendlebur} _ . , , ( Robert H. Cunningham Junior Marshals- j Arthur Greenwood MERRIMACK PRINTING COMPANT ”
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