North Andover High School - Knight Yearbook (North Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1949

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JOHNSON GH SCHOOL NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL Tune : “America the Beautiful” We bow before thee humbly now To give thee honor due, For thou hast been our guiding light These years of learning through. You taught us all to be good sports. To strive the best we can; Then in the larger school of life, We’ll be a help to man. With sorrow deep we part from thee Our Alma Mater dear, But in the many years to come We’ll feel thy influence near. O Johnson High, dear Johnson High The time has come to part But we will all remember thee With fondness in our hearts. Words by Janet Knightly 9 Dedication For his untiring assistance in all our projects and his unlimited patience with our many whims, we, the Class of 1949, are proud to dedicate our Gobbler to Mr. John Finneran, teacher and friend. o ALVAH G. HAYES Headmaster 4 JVIess ge to tike Class of 1949 A SHORT ' time ago a friend of mine, who was not connected with education, remarked that he considered teaching a field in which the rewards to the teacher were neither numerous nor large. At times this is a feeling which many teachers have, but more sober reflection brings to mind rewards of an in¬ tangible nature which few other professions offer. One of these is the privilege of association with young people. There is no better way of remaining young. There is no better way to retain one’s sense of humor. To be happy as a teacher one must have a keen interest in helping others. Please do not interpret this as meaning help only in connection with studies, although this is, of course, highly important. Of at least ecpial importance, how¬ ever, is that help which can be given in developing strength of character, respect for the rights of others, potential leadership ability and appreciation of our democracy which grants us freedoms, but which places on us certain responsibili¬ ties in our acceptance of those freedoms. When such desired outcomes can, at least in part, be traced to some suggestion or word of advice by the teacher, the reward is there for the teacher to know and see. It is true that such rewards do not buy bread, but they are gratifying to the soul. Again teachers are inspired by the reward which comes from assisting pupils to think in a logical and intelligent manner. Certainly today, in our confused and troubled world, straight thinking was never more seriously needed on the part of our citizens. Many of these rewards to the teacher do not become apparent until you have been out of school for some time. It is then that your training, or lack of train¬ ing, becomes evident. There are few things in life more satisfying to the teacher than the knowledge that he or she may have had some part in shaping an im¬ portant decision which you may make, or an important stand which you may take. As a class you have been wonderful. You have grown in the traits which I have mentioned and are a credit to your homes, your church and your school. Continue to grow, as our country is in need of the type of men and women which you are to become. Alvah G. Hayes, Principal 6 JACQUELINE C. ADAMS “In friendship I was early taught to believe.” Jackie just has the gift of making and keeping friends. Never change, Jackie, and you’ll always succeed. JOHN ARLIT “Travel in the younger sort, is part of education ” Student Council, 2, 3 Boosters’ Club, 2, 3 Chefs’ Club, 4 Johnny is a popular member of our class. He is quiet, cheerful, and his blond hair and blue eyes make him irresistible. ROLAND BAKER “Make hay while the sun shines.” Student Council, 4 Home Room Chairman, 4 Chefs’ Club, 4 Roland always has a grin on his face and something witty to say. His ambition is to go into the refrigera¬ tion business and retire while he still has his youth. Senior Social Science, 4-3 will never forget you, Rollie. HAROLD BAMFORD “Good things come in small packages.” Class Historian Baseball, 3, 4 Football, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 Model Builders’ Club, 2 Full of fun and always ready with a smile “Beano”, as he is familiarly known, is the life of the party wherever he is. We all know you will be a success, Beano, no matter what field you enter. CONSTANCE R. CALABRESE “Mischief sparkles in her eyes.” Debating Club, 2 Glee Club, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 Journal Staff, 4 Gobbler Staff, 4 A nice smile, vivacious personality, and a twinkle in her eyes are the secret to Connie’s popularity with her classmates. She is full of fun, and we wish her lots of success. CONSTANCE CHADWICK “It is better to be small and shine, than be tall and cast a shadow.” Dramatic Club, 2, 3 Glee Club, 4 Boosters’ Club, 4 Gobbler, 4 Class Play, 4 Another of our Boxfordites whose opinion of farming is: “Farming’s for the farmers, not for me.” If Box- ford has made you as you are, let’s go to Boxford. “Connie’s” bright smile and shining personality have won her a place with the class of ’49. JUDITH D. CHADWICK “With pipe and flute the rustic Pan Of old made music sxveet for man.” Volley ball Macintosh Speaking Contest, 2, 3. 1 (third prize) Boosters’ Club, 2 Band, 3 Debating Club, 3 Glee Club, 2 International Relations Club, 4 Orchestra, 4 Judy’s a wonderful friend and true music lover. We’ll all remember her witty remarks, and one day we’ll surely see her at Symphony. PRISCILLA COLE “She flies through the air until the greatest of ease.” Band, 1 Boosters’ Club, 4 Orchestra, 1 Sub-Deb Club, 2 Glee Club, 4 Dramatic Club, 3 Pat has hopes of being an airplane hostess, and we are sure she will be a good one. What will Sheila do without you, though? Best of luck, Pat, and keep ’em flying. WILLIAM R. CONNELL “For beauty, sport, or contest bold.” Basketball, 3, 4 Baseball, 4 Football, 4 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 Bill’s a flash on the basketball court, and how about that Mercury? He came to us as a junior from Kim¬ ball Union, and we’ll all remember him as a fellow who’s fidl of pep and full of fun. And oh, that flashing smile! JOAN M. CONNORS “With a smile on her lips ” Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4 Cheerleader, 2, 3, 4 (co-captain) Student Council, 1, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club 4 (committee) Dramatic Club, 2, 3, (President) Class Play, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club, 1 Band, 1 Prom Committee, 3 Nicely dressed and full of zip. that’s Joan. Her contagious grin makes friends with all. Best of luck to her in her secretarial career! We envy her boss. HI 7 DOROTHEA A. CONTE MARIE DE SIMONE “Let come what may.” Sub-Deb, 3 (Vice-President) Journal, 4 Gobbler, 4 Sewing Club, 4 Dot came to join us from L.H.S. in our Junior year. We all are glad because Dot is a great friend. We’ll all remember her for her friendly smile. “Can we ever have too much of a good thing?” Art Club, 2, 3 Glee Club, 1, 4 Sub-Deb Club, 4 Gobbler Staff, 4 A member of the Kane Calabrese combination, Marie is a quiet, con¬ servative girl who is well known for her artistic talents. After graduation she intends to get a job in an office doing secretarial work. SHEILA D. CRONIN “She has the gift of gab.” Basketball, 3 (Manager); Journal, 4; Hobby Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 3; Photography Club, 4 (Vice-Presi¬ dent); Glee Club, 4; Gobbler, 4. We’ll always remember Sheila for her carefree spirit and flow of chat¬ ter. Lots of luck in your nursing career, Sheila! RUTH F. DAVIS “Golden hair like sunlight streaming.” Orchestra, 3 Glee Club, 4 Sub-Deb Club, 4, (President) Ruthie’s light blond hair and her familiar smile have made her a fav- oritte with all her classmates. With your bright sense of humor, we know your life will be one of success and happiness. ROBERT A. DeADDER “Happy men shall have many friends.” Hobby Club, 2 Art Club, 3 Basketball, 3, 4 Photography Club, 4 Freckles and a contagious grin make our Bob a true friend. He knows the trappers’ bible backwards and can show you the different tech¬ niques used in short order. RICHARD DEARDEN “Jesters do ofteti prox e prophets.” Football, 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 2, 3, 4 Class Will “Buster” has a continuous grin. His jokes have always produced a hearty laugh. With his friendly personality he will surely succeed in any career he chooses. JOAN J. DIAMONT “Much ado about nothing.” Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Student Coun¬ cil. 2; Prom Committee, 3; Gobbler, 4; Class Play, 3, 4; Journal, 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 3; Hobby Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 4; Glee Club, 2. With her dancing feet and good nature, Joa n certainly won’t be for¬ gotten by the class of ’49. Good luck in your teaching career, but watch that temper. JOSEPH F. DOHERTY “For tune I am in a holiday humor.” Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Boosters, 2, 3, 4; Band, 1, 2, Basketball. 2. 3, 4. Joe may not be the tallest fellow in the class, but this certainly doesn’t keep him from playing a good game of football. Joe is undecided about his future, but whatever his choice, we know he will make good. DANIEL L. DRISCOLL “After I have named him, I need say no more,” Basketball, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 2, 3 Chefs’ Club, 4 With his magnetic smile and his friendliness, Tim is everyone’s best pal. He’s always full of fun and ready to help anyone. Best of luck, and keep on smiling! E. JANE DRISCOLL “Laugh and be merry.” Basketball, 1 Photography Club, 4 Sub-Deb Club, 2, 3 (President) Gobbler Staff, 4 Jane is the bright spot in any day. She is full of fun and always ready to laugh. We wish her success with her future plans. 8 JOSEPH E. DRISCOLL ‘His limbs were cast in manly mold.” Football, 2, 3, 4 Basketball, 2, 3, 4 Baseball, 2, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 2, 3, 4 Joe ' s made his name as the lad who excels in all sports. He was the spark that made the teams click throughout the entire season. Since he’s tall and handsome and has a terrific person¬ ality, we know he’ll succeed. DOROTHY I. DUSHAME ‘To friendship, every burden’s light.” Sub-Deb Club, 2 Dramatic Club, 3 Boosters’ Club, 4 Gobbl er Staff, 4 Dot may appear quiet to those who don’t know her, but when she’s with her friends she certainly finds things to talk about. May whatever road you choose in life be a successful one. FRANCIS D. ENAIRE “All’s right until the world.” Dramatic Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 “Squeak”, but hardly a mouse, has been a friend to everybody, and with his winning ways and personality will go far in the days that lie ahead Good luck and smooth sailing from the class of ’49! DONALD E. FARROW “The man’s a man for a’ that ” Football, 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain, 4) Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 (President, 4) Debating Club, 2 Journal, 2 “His hair is curly and light, His smile shining and bright, Those sharp clothes he has on, Who else could it be but ’49’s Don?” We’ll never forget your football. Good luck ! JOAN P. FINN “Appetite comes with eating.” Glee Club, 2, 4 Sub-Deb, 4 (Treasurer) Journal, 4 Gobbler, 4 We’ll always remember Joan in chorus since she is Mr. Mosher’s fa¬ vorite pupil. We are confident Joan will get by with those beautiful eyes, n’est-ce pas? LOUISE J. FINN “Her smile casts rays as of sunlight.” Girl Reserves, 1, 3 Gobbler, 4 Journal, 4 Glee Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 4 Sub-Del) Club, 2. 3 “Billy”, who is our favorite reporter, certainly does a wonderful job get¬ ting the “Jottings.” Best of luck in your career as a nurse! MARY C. FINN “A good character shines by its oum light.” Co-Valedictorian, Student Council, 1, 2, 4; Gobbler 4 (Editor); Debating Club, 2; Orchestra, 1; Prom Com¬ mittee. 4; Class Secretary-Treasurer, 1, 2, 4; Journal , 1, 3, 4; Glee Club, 2; Dramatic Club, 3; International Rela¬ tions Club, 4 (Secretary); Macintosh Speaking Contest, 1, 2. Your qualities of accuracy, de¬ pendability and thoroughness will make you an outstanding chemical engineer. Good luck, Mary. ROBERT E. FINNERAN “Handsome is as handsome does” Band, 1; Dramatic Club, Vice- President, 2, Treasurer, 3; Photogra¬ phy Club, President, 4; Journal, 4; Gobbler, 4. “A good actor who’s just full of personality,” describes Bob. He’s witty, and fun to be with at all times. We’ll always remember you. Bob, as a good looking, nicely dressed fellow who was a wonderful classmate. JUSTINE FITZGERALD “’Tis well to be merry and wise ’Tis well to be honest and true.” Co-Valeclictorian, Home Room Representative, 1; Debating Club, 2; Journal, 1, 3, 4 (Editor); Interna¬ tional Relations Club, 3. 4; (Pres.) McIntosh Speaking Contest, 4; Gob¬ bler, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2; Basketball, 2, 3, 4. Justine, with her intellectual abil¬ ity, will go far in whatever field of work she enters. ARTHUR H. FORGETTA “A few words and a true heart are the most admirable things on earth.” Class Orator Gobbler, 4 Journal, 3, 4 Model Builders’ Club, 3 International Relations Club, 4 (Treasurer) “Art” is a man of few words, but one who can use forceful terms when he finds it necessary. You only have to know him to realize what a true friend he is. 9 RICHARD E. GANLEY “1 awoke one morning and found myself famous.” Class Play, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 4 “Dick” is our class actor and we’re mighty proud of him. Dick’s favor¬ ites are Math and reading Westerns. We all wish you the best of luck as an engineer! JAMES GREENE “The greatest blessing is a pleasant friend.” Class Marshal, Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Football, 4; In¬ ternational Relations Club, 2, 3 (Treasurer); Chefs’ Club, 4; Student Council, 2, 3; Student Representa¬ tive, 4. “Jimmy” is well liked by all bis classmates. His cordial manners have made many friends for him, and his dependability will bring him success. HELEN I. HILSE “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Dramatic Club, 2, 3 Boosters’ Club, 4 Gobbler, 4 Glee Club, 4 School Play, 4 Sometime when you are feeling low ask Helen to play her accordion to pep you up. Helen has been a true friend to everyone. With her fine secretarial abilities and her well groomed appearance, we’re sure she’ll be a perfect secretary. Best of luck to you! J RICHARD G. HILTON “Skill and assurance are an invincible couple.” Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Football, 2; Student Council, 2, 3; Boosters’ Club, 3, 4; Home Room Representative, 2, 3. A perfect gentleman and full ol fun. Dick certainly can make those billiards click without much effort. We know you’ll be a success as a civil engineer. HELEN E. HOGAN “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. " Orchestra, 1, 2 Girl Reserves, 2 (Vice-President) Sub-Deb Club, 2 Helen is a gal full of fun. She certainly was a whiz on the C. Y. O.’s basketball court. Full of vim and vigor, she is well liked by all who know her. DAVID HOLLINS “A little laughter now and then.” Band, 1 Orchestra Hobby Club, 3, 4 You ' re sure to see Dave driving around in one of those beautiful cars. He’s got a big smile and he’s always ready for some fun. We’ll really miss you, Dave, you were a wonderful classmate! Best of luck! KENNETH HOWARD “Wine, Women and Song.’ Baseball, 3, 4 Model Builders’ Clun, 2 Hobby Club, 3 Likeable, laughable “Huck”, the man with the golden touch on the piano. He has had many a bull ses¬ sion with Bob Finn and Jim Morin. He lias a definite ambition and that is to be able to get along with the women. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. NORMAN E. HUMPHRIES “Business before pleasure.” Baseball, 1, 3, 4 Hobby Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 Gobbler, 4 (Business Manager) Journal, 4 (Business Manager) “Teddy” is friendly, reliable and agreeable. His geniality will make him a successful business man. CHARLOTTE A. HUTTON “Gowns of fair design and fabrics rare.” Journal, 1; Art Club, 2 (Secre¬ tary); Art Club, 3 (President); Sub- Deb Club, 4; Journal, 4, Art Editor; Gobbler, 4, Art Editor; Macintosh Speaking Contest, 4 (second prize). “Teddy,” whose beautiful dance posters have been admired by every¬ one. intends to be a dress designer. We’ll see you at your store on Fifth Avenue, “Ted”. Remember the Are Museum? J. MARTHA KANE “Oh, Sweet Content!” Sub-Deb Club, 2, 4 Boosters’ Club, 3 (.lee Club, 3, 4 Gobbler, 4 Martha is a quiet girl to these who don’t know her, but when she is with friends she is full of fun. She plans to make teaching her career. The best of luck goes with you, and hope that you stay as sweet as you are. 10 JOHN P. KASHETA, JR. “Be calm in arguing.” Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain); Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Football, 4; School Play, 2; Journal Staff, 1; Boosters’ Club, 2, 3; Student Council. 3 (Secretary-Treasurer); Band, 1, 2. 3; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3; Prom Commit¬ tee, 2; Gobbler Staff, 4; Chefs’ Club, 4; Class Prophet. “Jack” likes all sports, but in basket- hall he comes into his own. Last winter he was one of our hard driv¬ ing forwards as captain of the team He is also a good student and plans to go on to college. DAVID W. KELLEY “Too busy with the crowded hours ’ Journal, 4 Gobbler, 4 Dave’s a wonderful fellow who’s really ambitious and who’s always ready to help. Best of luck to you, Dave! JAMES P. KENNEDY “Nothing succeeds like success.” Football, 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain) Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4 Boosters’ Club, 2, 3, 4 “Jimmy” always has a smile for everyone. He was co-captain of the football team and on the gridiron he proved himself worthy of his title. He is well liked by all, and we wish him lots of success for the future. CHARLOTTE A. KILLAM “Smile and the world smiles with you.” Cheerleader, 3, 4 (Co-Captain); Prom Committee, 4; Sub-Del) Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; Journal, 3, 4; Gobbler, 4. Her happy disposition and her cheery smile have made Charlotte a favorite with all of us. The only time she isn’t gay is when she’s in French. How about that, Charlotte? JANET KNIGHTLY “Friendship is the wine of life.” Band, 1; Orchestra, 1, 2. 3; Inter¬ national Relations Club, 2, 3 (Sec¬ retary); Class Historian; Gobbler, 4; Boosters’ Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; Journal, 3, 4. Janet, with her warm, kind smile and her sweet personality, is every¬ body’s friend. Always ready to lend a helping hand, she has been an as¬ set to our class. We know you ' ll he a great success, Janet. JOHN LAWLOR “When shall we look upon his like again.” Football. 2, 3, 4 Boosters’, 3, 4 “Jackie” has black hair and the devil in his eyes. He and his station wagon are inseparable companions. We wish him luck in whatever he does in the future. JOANNE H. LEGARE “Up and At ’Em.” Basketball, 3 Glee Club, 2, 3 Debating Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 Amiable Joanne is a faithful mem¬ ber CAPC who has a friendly greet¬ ing for everyone. She’s one of the few who likes to be up in those clouds, while others are terra firma lovers. Joanne’s ambition is, of course, connected with flying. Good luck, Jo! NORMA P. LEGARE “Love is so terrific.” Year Book, 4 Girl Reserves Sub-Deb, 2, 3, 4 Norma, who always has a helping hand and the ability to get any boy she wants, will certainly get ahead. What would we do without Norma’s humor and happy-go-lucky ways? JANE E. LEIGHTON “Speech is silver; silence is golden.” Boosters’ Club, 2, 3 Glee Club, 1, 3, 4 Sewing Club, 4 Jane, who is even more quiet than Joan (Ha!), also hails from Boxford. We understand that she and Ken are going to start a museum of old Ford cars. Is that right, Jane? J. Leigh¬ ton, report to the office. Which one? JOAN LEIGHTON “A penny for your thoughts.” Etiquette Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3 Glee Club, 1 Sewing Club, 4 Joan, who is part owner of the famous “T”, is another “Boxfordite”. Although she may seem quiet, those who know her will say she isn’t al¬ ways quiet. Joan wants to know when Mr. Donovan will he able to tell which is Joan and which is Jane. 11 ROBERT LONGBOTTOM ELIZABETH MELLIAN “The greatest blessing is a pleasant friend.” Hobby Club, 2 Chefs’ Club, 4 Journal, 1 Bob’s a good looking fellow who’s a lot of fun when you know him. He enjoys reading and he’s always been interested in those “Far Away Places.” Best of luck to you, Bold We know you ' ll be a success. “The joy of youth and health her eyes displayed, And ease of heart her very look conveyed.” “Betty” has only been with us one year, but in this one year she has given us enough laughs for four. If anyone wants a gdod oral report, or a soprano for a Glee Club, “Betty” is the person for the job. GILBERT LUNDQUIST “A faithful friend is the best.” Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Model Build ers’ Club, 2 (Vice-President): Boost e:s’ Club, Chefs’ Club. 4 (Assistant Head Chef). Blond hair, blue eyes, and an all¬ round boy. Gil is certainly a real pal once you get to know him. JACQUELINE MESERVE “Knowledge is power.” Journal Staff, 3, 4; Gobbler Staff, 4; Orchestra, 1, 2; Debating Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4. Many of us will remember “Jackie ' s” knowledge in the classroom. With your ability and drive, we know you’ll be a great pride and joy to the college of your choice. DALE MacARTHUR “It is no sin to look at a nice girl.” Chefs’ Club, 4 Dale is one of the most mischiev¬ ous boys in our class. Never a dull moment with Dale around. He wants to be a heating engineer. We know you’ll be a success in your chosen profession. Dale. EUNICE I. MINZER “Full of dignity and grace.” Eunice came to us from Rhode Island in our freshman year. She gave us many a good time in Room 4 last year with her sense of humor and her dignified manner. With her ability to get along with people, Eunice will go far in the field of teaching. GORDON MARSHALL “Men of few words are the best of men.” Gobbler, 4 Gordon may seem quiet but he’s always ready to lend a helping hand and to join in the fun. He’s a won¬ derful pal and he’s always ready to say a good word for anyone. Best of luck, Gordon! RICHARD MOORADKANIAN “Nothing great was ever achieved iv it bout en th usias m Band, 1, 2, 3; Orchestra, 1, 2; Journal, 4; Gobbler, 4; International Relations Club, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-Presi¬ dent, 2, 3). " Dick " is a good student. He is alert and always ready to express his opinion. Remember your debates with “Fitzv”? MARY E. MAUDE “Quietness is best.” Glee Club, 4 Art Club, 2, 3 Sewing Club, 4 Mary is one of the quietest girls in our class, but one of the most effi¬ cient. We’re sure you’ll be a success in your life work. JAMES MORIN “I Valtz me around again, Mosey.” Baseball, 4 AHectionately known as “Mosey,” " Jimmy” is a neat dresser and a smooth dancer who came to John¬ son from Central Catholic in his senior year. He played baseball and played it well, but never played too much when there was work to be done, a talent in itself and a rare one. Lots of luck, “Jim”! 12 NANCY E. MULVEY “Thou hast the fatal charm of beauty.” Glee Club, 2 Sub-Deb, 4 Journal, 4 Gobbler, 4 We will always remember Nancy not only because she is the class beauty, but for being such a nice person to know. Success is yours in whatever you choose. A. WILLIAM NESS “To know him ' well is to like him better.” Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Band, 1; Base¬ ball, 1,2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 1; Boost¬ ers ' Club, 3. " Bill”, besides being popular, is one of the top men on the gridiron, lie likes all sports, especially football and baseball. He is a good athlete and student. He is planning to en¬ ter Northeastern in the fall. He’s sure to be successful in any field he follows. F. KAY O’KEEFE “All who know her, value her friendship and happiness.” Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader, 4; Boosters’ Club, 3, 4; Sub-Deb Club, 2; Gobbler, 4; Journal, 1, 3, 4; Class Essayist. A dynamic bundle of personality, that’s Kay. She was a real asset to the girls’ basketball team, with her accurate one-hand shots. She’s an outstanding student and lots of fun. Good luck, Kay! JOHN E. O’MELIA “Smile and the world stniles with you.” Football, 3, 4 Band, 3 Orchestra, 2 Photography Club, 4 John’s always ready to lend a help¬ ing hand. He is planning to enlist in the Navy after graduation. Best of luck to you, John! KATHLEEN OVEREND “And happy will her nature be.” Photography, 4 Girl Reserves, 1 Sub-Deb, 2 With her wonderful personality and her willingness to help, Kay will certainly go places. Once you’ve met her, believe me, you won’t be sorry. We will always remember Kay for her great basketball playing at the C. Y. O. JOHN A. PEARSON “Haste not, yet rest not.” Baseball, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 “Jack” is a happy-go-lucky fellow. He has yet to decide what bend in the road to take. He will always be re¬ membered by his classmates. Good luck in what ever field calls, and we know that you will be a success. MARGARET E. PETELLE “It would talk; Lord, how it talked.” Year Book, 4 Sub-Deb, 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves When you are looking for a lot of laughs, just call " Maggie”. Believe me she’s just the girl who can supply them for you. She will get far with her generosity and swell disposition. She can sing too. GRACE M. PETELLE “Wit is the flower of the imagination.” Year Book, 4 Sub-Deb, 2, 3, 4 Girl Reserves With her good spirit and ability to work, Grace will go far in whatever she attempts. Humor is her virtue. MARY RANFONE “Thy smile becomes thee well.” Etiquette Club, 2 Junior Sub-Deb Club, 3 (President) Boosters’ Club, 4 Mary is one of the talented mem¬ bers of our class. Her singing abil¬ ity will be an asset to her. She is a friend to all. Her pleasing per¬ sonality will bring her success in her future plans. JOAN M. REILLY “Still waters run deep.” Cheerleader, 3; Band, 1; Basketball, 2, 3; Macintosh Speaking Contest, 1, 2, 3, 4 (first prize); Dramatic Club, 2, 3; Photography Club, 4 (Secre¬ tary); School Play, 2, 3; Gobbler, 4. Joan is a cute girl with a grand smile and a nice personality. Her quiet interest in everything, especial¬ ly acting, has endeared her to all her classmates. We’ll never forget those monologues at Christmas, Joan! FRANCIS RIVET “If hero means sincere man, this is a hero.” Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball, 2, 3, 4 (Captain); Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 (Vice-President); Band, 1; Orchestra, 1 , 2 . “Fran’s” friendly personality has made him one of the best liked boys in our class. He is sure to make as big a success in life as he has an athlete. IRENE A. ROBERTS ‘‘And good hick go with thee.” Irene is quiet in school and out, but a true friend to all who know her. A girl who is always willing to lend a helping band, she will surely make a success of her nursing career. CHARLES T. ROBINTON “A true friend is forever a friend.” Chefs’ Club, 4 Always ready to give you a help¬ ing hand, Chuck is mechanically in¬ clined and can tell you all about any¬ thing that has moving parts. Re¬ member the time you brought that Diesel engine piston to Physics? CHARLES ROEBUCK ‘‘Then mixed laughter with the serious stuff.” Chefs’ Club, 4 Debating Club, 3 " Charlie” is one of those boys who doesn’t have too much to say, but his smile makes up for it. Good luck in your career as a pharmacist, Charlie! ARNOLD SARCIONE ‘‘It’s an easy world to live in.” Debating Club, 2 Model Builders’ Club, 3, 4 Arnold’s a happy-go-lucky fellow with a very ready smile. Although he’s not very talkative, when you know him you find he’s a swell pal. Good luck to you! MARJORIE R. SCHOFIELD ‘‘She laughs and the world laughs with her.” Vice-President, 1. 2. 3, 4; Student Council, 2, 3, 4 (Vice-President); Junior Marshal, 3; D. A. R. Award; Prom Committee, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3, 4; Cheerleader. 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2. 3, 4 (Captain); Etiquette Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 3, 4 (Treasurer); Class Prophet. “Margie”, the girl with a finger in everything, with her smile and win¬ ning personality will go far in her career of nursing. We envy your lucky patients! JOHN H. SHELLNUTT ‘‘He speaketh little, yet there lies conversation in his eyes.” Model Builders’ Club, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3 Chefs’ Club, 4 “Johnny” doesn’t say much, but what goes on in that mind! One of bis pet interests is hunting, and he’s really “one of the boys”. We know lie’ll go far in whatever he chooses. EARL E. SIMON “I love life.” Basketball Manager, 1, 2; Basket¬ ball. 4; Football Manager, 2, 3, 4; School Play, 3, 4; Hobby, Club, 2; Boosters’ Club, 3; Chefs’ Club, 4; Glee Club, 4. With his impish grin and bis happy-go-lucky nature, Earl certain¬ ly enjoys just living! He likes bas¬ ketball and acting, and we also hear that lie’s quite a cook! May you al¬ ways enjoy life as much as you do now, Earl! WILLIAM D. SMITH “Wit is born with a man.” Art Club, 3 Chefs’ Club, 4 (Head Chef) " Bill” is a classmate we ' ll always re¬ member for bis good sense of humor. FREDERICK SOUCY “hike a dog, he hunts in dreams.” Chefs’ Club, 4; Hobby Club, 3; Boosters’ Club, 2; Prom Committee, 3, 4; Class President, 1, 2, 3, 4; Stu¬ dent Council, 1, 2. 3, 4, (President). Red-beaded, tall and handsome de¬ scribes the class president that we have chosen for four years. He is one of our most ardent hunters. He wants to be a chef, and so we are all waiting for samples. Good luck. Fred! 14 JAMES TAMAGNINE “Hold the Fort! I am comins.” O Model Builders’, 2 Boosters’ Club, 3 Chefs’ Club, 4 (secretary-treasurer) Football “Tamie,” with his neat crew cut, is a favorite with all of us. His easy manner in and out of school will always be remembered. ANNE WHIPPLE “ ’Round and ’round she goes, and where she stops nobody knows.” Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader, 4; Journal Staff, 3, 4; Gobbler, 4; Glee Club, 4; Boosters’ Club, 3, 4. We have found Anne to be a real friend. She is always ready to help when there’s a job to do. Best of luck, Anne! GRACE M. STEWART “Seeming with bright eyes to listen.” Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader, 4; Student Council, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Secre¬ tary-Treasurer); Sub-Deb Club, 2, 3 (Vice-President, 2), (Treasurer, 3); Prom Committee, 3, 4; Athletic Treasurer, 4; Boosters’ Club, 4 (Sec¬ retary) A sparkling personality and eyes that dance describe our Grace. She is sure to go far in her secretarial career. VERA A. SULLIVAN “Her pleasant way has won our admiration.” Basketball, 4; School Play, 2. 3, 4; Dramatic Club, 2; Class Will; Stu¬ dent Council, 1, 2; Journal, 3, 4; Gobbler, 4. A petite blue-eyed blond, this de¬ scribes Vera to a “T”. This small, sweet and likeable gal will always be remembered as one of the nicest girls in our class. 0 ROBERTA A. WILLOUGHBY “And she shone like a million diamonds.” Glee Club, 4 Dramatic Club, 4 (President) School Play, 4 “Bobbie” joined us this year, com¬ ing all the way from Minnesota. With her magnetic personality and acting ability, she’s certainly the pride and joy of the class of ’49. Good luck in merchandising, “Bob¬ bie”! THOMAS P. DRISCOLL “A true son of the gods, manly, tall.” Football, 4 Dramatic Club, 2, 3, 4 Baseball, 4 “Tommy’s” another of our tall, dark, and you know whats. Usually he has a linger in everything that goes on around J. H. S. If you ever need a partner for a dance, just call on " Tom”. We know he’ll make a go of whatever he attempts. JOAN FOERSTER “How sweet and gracious.” Joan, with her dark hair and her sweet, quiet manner, came to us in the middle of her senior year. Al¬ though she appears rather shy, she is a wonderful pal and lots of fun to be with. We know they miss you back in New York, Joan, but their loss is our gain. 15 ssay Stalemate N OW, four years after World War II, we have achieved a worldwide stale¬ mate. The chaos, destruction, “blood, sweat, and tears’’ of actual warfare are behind us, but is this peace? David Bernstein aptly calls it “.the Cold Peace,. . . . the not-war of the late 1940’s.” It is compounded of a series of stale¬ mates backed by the steely firmness of Russia and the United States. The two greatly divergent economic systems, American capitalism and Russian nationalistic socialism are not in any period of collapse. There has been no sharp and serious depression in America; she has even furthered her system by Marshall Plan aid. Russia’s gamble on a quick boom and bust in America has failed. The result — stalemate. The situation in Europe approaches a balance of power. Idle line between East and West runs clearly through Europe. Russia has been able to take over Czechoslovakia, but the non-Communist forces have won out in France and Italy. Only in Austria and Germany are there potential trouble spots, but these are subject to frontier revision. Again . . . stalemate. A similar situation exists in Asia. Russia has on her side Soviet Asia, northern Korea, and now China. But, unless we are criminally negligent, we have on our side southern Korea, Japan, the Philippines and southern Asia, including India and Turkey. It is apparent that the United States is not morally prepared to drop atomic bombs on Russia or she woidd have done so already. Within a few years, it is true, Russia will also have the Bomb, and there is a possibility that the Kremlin, lacking such scruples, will use it. This is possible, yes, but is it probable? In World War I the Germans experimented with poison gas, but by World .War II chemical warfare weapons were so highly developed that neither side ventured to use them. In the case of the Bomb, our use of it on japan may be comparable to the Germans’ experimentation with poison gas; and the Bomb is likely to join that little group of weapons so horrible, so uncontrollable, so unpredictable, that nobody will be ready to use them. So, we would appear to have a stalemate in weapons also. The myth of the unplanned incident has long since been exploded. There are, of course, trouble spots all over the world: Palestine, Berlin, Greece, southeast Asia, and more. These, although some are violent and vexing, have remained isolated, and their threat to world peace has been contained. Thus, there is no reason to believe these trouble spots will lead to an outbreak of worldwide total war. This is not a healthy peace, but it is far better than war — because, as long as the Cold Peace lasts, there is always the chance to build a warm peace. It is still perfectly possible to build a stronger edifice of world peace by continuing our vigilance and pressure. We must continue to reject the isolationist’s Utopia and step forward with the plan for a new, better One World. If a world government cannot include the whole world, then it can at least, under American initiative, be sovereign over so vast a part of the world the U. S. S. R. will not dare to chal¬ lenge it. At this point the Cold Peace will become warm, and w r e can then have more right to hope than at any previous time within the recollection of living men that there will be no war at all. JUSTINF. FITZGF.RAI.I) If) Salutatory fcssay An Eighteen Year Old’s Ideas on Democracy A S we, the high school graduates of nineteen forty-nine, go forth with the other graduates of this country, we are very fortunate to be going forth into a country governed by democracy — ruled by the people. It is a great responsibility, as well as a privilege, to be a member of this type of government. Have we got what it takes to withstand the devious assaults, both from within and outside our country, upon our cherished democracy? For it is upon our generation that the future welfare of this country rests. It is we graduates of the mid-twentieth century who will either achieve the lasting peace for which the world yearns, or will enter the holocaust of what might well be the last war of all. In order to meet this test, we must have a clear knowledge of what democracy means to us, and we must try to find the best way of making ourselves citizens worthy of living in a democracy. Education has long been one of the greatest pillars of the structure of a democracy. The more education we can get the better understanding we will have of our governmental ideals. Democracy succeeds in America because the American people are better educated for it than are any other people in the world. We are taught what constitutes a democracy, what it has to offer us, and why we should do our utmost to preserve it. We are taught that democracy is based on the ability of a cross-blen d of racial, religious and civic-minded people to live together in a peaceful manner. We learn that all men are created equal and are entitled to the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We know that democracy offers us equal opportunities, protection from harsh dictatorial rule, and above all, it offers us freedom — freedom of thought, free¬ dom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly. We have been educated to love these rights and privileges, and to uphold these ideals which are the fundamentals of our democracy. We agree that God has been good to us by enabling us to share in the fruits of this great democracy. But did you ever stop to realize that while we are privi¬ leged to enjoy these fruits of democracy, this privilege is accompanied by a very grave duty? We not only have a right to speak our mind about the running of our government, but we have a duty to do so. We not only have the right to vote for the citizens we consider worthy to fill the high positions of government, but we have a duty to see that the men most capable of upholding our ideals of gov¬ ernment receive the jobs of responsibility necessary in maintaining this govern¬ ment. The foundation has been laid. We have learned the theory of our government. It is now up to us to put it into practice. There are three aids which will help us in the decisions we must make concern¬ ing our government — our own common sense, the experience of others and the opinions and advice of those who know more than we do. First, stop and use your own common sense. Is democracy worth fighting for? Is this or that issue harmful to our ideals of government? Secondly, look at the plight of other countries who are not fortunate enough to be under a democratic government. Is their government benefiting their people better than ours? Then, listen to the advice of people who have had more education and more experience. There are, you know, many people who really do know more than an 17 eighteen year old. Weigh their opinions about the different issues which arise. Let their experience guide us, but here again we must use our own common sense and weed out the good from the bad. In summary, as we look into the future of our own lives and that of our coun¬ try, may we, who are the products of the greatest example of a democracy in the world, our public school system, realize the great privileges and rights which are our own because we live in a democracy. May we resolve to do our full share in solving the great problems that will confront us in the future, by intelligently and sincerely carrying out the duties that the enjoyment of the great privileges of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness place upon us. Mary C. Finn Our Inheritance O N a June evening thirty years ago, young men and women, the leaders of today, stood on this platform pondering over events, past and future. They were looking back over their childhood with longing eyes. Simultan¬ eously they were looking forward with anticipating minds to the veiled future. The greatest war of all times had just ended. Yet, already there was ample dis¬ agreement over international politics; there was considerable domestic grief; and war, that godless word which implies an infinite amount of injury, pain and death was already clouding the future. Their predecessors had left them an inheritance of debt and war. Are we, who are to receive diplomas this evening, going to bequeath to our descendants a war much more destructive than ever before thought humanly possible? For many people are striving to fix the guilt for our present chaos on something outside themselves, either poverty, power, or environment, anything but their own deficiencies. They would, however, find the solution to present problems if they would only heed the example of those few good citizens to whose devotion we now owe what bright gleams of hope are discernible in glowering clouds over the world today. These worthy citizens followed faithfully the ensu¬ ing three pursuits. The first is that they kept abreast of the current times. They read impartial reports on international and domestic affairs. If the matter under consideration was debatable, they read reliable accounts on all sides and decided for themselves as to what was right and wrong. They weren’t bullied into opinions by un¬ authorized or traitorous observers. The second is that they voted in all elections. Some of us seem to think that only the Presidential election is significant. Other elections concern only sena¬ tors, representatives, selectmen and the like. It only means the difference between a smooth and a rutty road, a beautiful school and an antiquated building, high taxes and low taxes, graft and utopia. Yet to some of us these things are of minor importance. We complain about the high cost of living and unemployment, and seem to get a million dollars’ worth of enjoyment from doing it. We would rather lament over state taxes than look up the platform of the man for whom we are about to cast a vote. We don’t know whether he advocates state taxes, uni¬ versal military training, isolationism or the removal of unions. We just haven’t the time to give to such matters. 1 he third is that after electing a man to office, these truly democratic men and women of whom I am speaking, continue to show their interest towards their nominee. They do not give this representative a totally free rein. If there is a bill up for consideration to send oil to Russia or tea to China just for the profit of a few influential men, they instantly take their pens and write their represen ta- 18 tive to oppose it. But these worthy people are few. The unfortunate official most often finds himself with five letters concerning the bill. He is no mind reader, and has no way of telling how his constituents want him to vote. He feels that the people of his district are indifferent, and thus he often votes so that he him¬ self profits. Even though we elect fine men into office, we may destroy their excel¬ lent traits through our neglect. A single democracy such as ours can’t prevent strife with other countries which are monarchal, dictatorial and fascist, yet if we make this country a superb exam¬ ple of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” the common man of the world cannot help but desire a similar way of life. A universe entirely democratic would eliminate any one person from seizing power, and thus banish war. No man wants war, and if the common man ruled the whole world, we would have aeons of peace. Thus, as we take this last quick survey of the world before us on this gradua¬ tion night ere we launch ourselves into the battle itself, we can clearly see that we must observe three essential rules if we are to play our proper role in the part assigned us. We must first, keep abreast of the times; second, use our privilege of voting at all times; third, remain alert to how our representative acts. Today as never before, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” Let this present generation show to the world our strength by exerting it to its full extent. We shall pass on to our descendants an inheritance of which to be proud. F. Kay O’Keefe Class Oration We Build The Ladder By Which We Climb I T is the strongest desire and pride of every man to reach the peak of success in the work in which he finds most pleasure. Many are misled by the belief that they need not necessarily strive to attain this goal. However, “We Build the Ladder by Which We Climb,” and if it is not built strongly and carefully, it is most apt to collapse. Accomplishment of purpose is attained only step by step, and is a result of long tedious hours of labor. There are many who are capable of winning high stand¬ ings in their profession, but are discouraged because they lack the patience and ambition, the very qualities so necessary for success no matter what the voca¬ tion is. A combination of these qualities made Lincoln, a poor humble boy of unlet¬ tered ancestry living a backwoods life on a farm in Kentucky, the most admired and beloved man in America. Everyone knows of his childhood life in a log cabin with a dirt floor. He was self-educated, possessing only six books at the age of twenty-one. His honesty, loyalty and capability carried him from the work of a clerk in a store, to the practice of law and finally to the leadership of our country. We will never forget his untiring efforts to help humanity. But the unifying elements that fused these virtues into the pattern for success were patience and ambition. In the scientific field we find Thomas Edison, another boy who toiled vigor¬ ously and unceasingly for every step of achievement. He was a train-boy at twelve years of age. He sold newspapers, magazines and fruits, besides starting a laboratory at one end of a smoking car. At fifteen, Edison was already in charge of an office as a telegraph operator. Soon he was working most of the day on experiments. He spent much of his money on books and apparatus, while he was going about in shabby clothes. He used the money earned from some 19 invention for completing others, having fifty inventions in the making at one time. His imagination, optimism, strong self-confidence and, above all, his un¬ limited patience have distinguished him from other men. It is not only advantageous for us to be successful, but it is essential. 1 oo many of us sit back complacently and wait, not realizing the place in which we can accomplish most. Everybody should endeavor to do the best that lies within him. In that way we will all progress and be a benefit to mankind. In short, success depends primarily upon determination, assiduous labor, and patience. No one ever arrived at a goal without difficulty. “Easy come, easy go,” is a race-track truism that is frequently exemplified in every field of human endeavor. There is an old copy-book maxim that “You get out of life what you put into it.” Napoleon riding the whirlwind of revolution to the imperial majesty of France, Caesar climbing to the leadership of the great Roman Empire, Washing¬ ton emerging from the agony of war and enduring the assaults of political oppo¬ nents and finally winning first place in the hearts of all Americans for all time — all these men reached eminence and glory by building the ladder by which they climbed. Arthur Forgetta fltS§ History W E have now come to the end of our high school days. The many happy hours we have spent at Johnson are now turned into fond, imperishable memories. September, 1945, we entered the doors of Johnson High School as the conven¬ tional, timid and bewildered freshmen. Although this new life was confusing for awhile, we found it fascinating. It was hard for us to settle down to our studies amidst new surroundings, teachers, classmates, and customs, such as the changing of rooms. After finally settling down, we held our class election. Fred Soucy was elected president, with Marjorie Schofield and Mary Finn chosen vice- president and secretary-treasurer, respectively. Our first social function was Stunt Night, which was introduced for the first time in place of the Freshmen - Senior Dance. Although we didn’t win the prize for having the best stunt, the many freshmen present felt it was a great success. This was followed by many dances. But since dancing wasn’t very popular among the freshmen, the seniors held classes for us after school in the gym. Along with this, noon-time dancing was introduced as a form of recess activity. After the Christmas holidays, Miss Charlotte Howe left the faculty, being replaced by Mrs. Natalie Manson. Our first assembly was held soon after this, at which time we watched Chief Na-Da-Beh perform in true Indian fashion. From him we learned the secret of what makes canned corn beef so good. After this enjoyable assembly, we eagerly looked forward to many more. We returned in the fall as sophomores, feeling a little more sure of ourselves. We felt quite grown-up as we watched the new freshmen getting acquainted with their new school. Miss Constance Fitzgerald was the new member of the faculty. At our class election, we selected the same officers as in the previous year. Under the sponsorship of the Student Council, clubs were started early in February, meeting two periods every other week. There was a wide variety of clubs to choose from, with a majority of the students joining one of them. Sports proved to be very popular with our class, as they were in two following years. There were many members among the candidates for the baseball, football, and basketball teams. Near the close of our sophomore year, Career Day was held with over twenty-five speakers coming to speak on a wide variety of occupations and careers. 20 As we entered our junior year, we were very much aware of the fact that we were upper-classmen. We added two new members to our class this year, Dick Ganley and Dot Conte. At our election, Freddy and Margie were re-elected to their respective offices and Jack Kasheta became our new secretary-treasurer. This year we had two assemblies beside the usual Christmas assembly. The first was an interesting talk on the achievements and future of chemistry by Mrs. Aretta Watts. She showed us a bewildering display of products which were made in the Dupont Laboratory. At our second assembly, Mr. O’Day from the Registry of Motor Vehicles showed us a movie and spoke to us about a program of driver education in the schools. We regret that this wasn’t carried out here. The annual school play, “The Baby Sitter,” utilized the unique genius of many members of our class. This play enjoyed the traditional success of all our school plays. A school savings program was adopted in co-operation with the Andover Savings Bank. Deposits could be made by students in their home rooms every Tuesday. We proved to be thrifty students. This year badminton and ping- pong were added to the recess activities through the efforts of Mr. Hayes and the Student Council. This year one date stood out in our minds — June fourth. For the biggest event of the year, the hall was decorated in a rainbow of colors be¬ neath a starry sky. The beauty and chivalry of Johnson students added another successful Senior-Junior Prom to the long list of past glories. As our summer vacation came to a close, we returned to Johnson with the feel¬ ing all seniors have — happy, yet sad. Freddy and Margie were again re-elected to their respective positions, with Mary Finn returning to her role of secretary- treasurer. We welcomed Miss Henrietta Holz, Miss Ruth Ann Mooradkanian, Miss Jennie Marino, Mr. John Finneran and Mr. Clarence Mosher to the faculty. Roberta Willoughby, Joan Foerster and Jimmy Morin were new members of the senior class. This year the seniors adopted a sponsor system proposed by Miss Gillen to help the freshmen get adjusted to their new school life. A large crowd attended the football rally held the night before the Punchard game. This rally was sponsored by the Boosters’ Club in an effort to increase school spirit. At one of our assemblies Miss Myra Stillwell, Children’s Librarian in the public library, showed us a moving picture on the making of the Saturday Evening Post. On January twentieth we had an assembly, at which time we listened to the presi¬ dential inauguration. “A Mind of Her Own” was presented the first of April. This comedy was one of the best productions ever given at Johnson. The cast was made up of a majority of seniors. As we neared graduation, everything was just as confusing as when we were freshmen. Every study period was used to ex¬ change pictures, and every spare moment was fdled with thoughts and plans of the prom and graduation. Now our days at Johnson are at an end. But we take many fond memories with us as we proudly step out into the world to “build the ladder by which we climb.” Janet and Harold 21 Class Will W E, the Class of nineteen hundred and forty-nine, being mentally stable (though you never doubted that!), hereby bequeath and bestow the follow¬ ing gifts and abilities to our worthy Juniors. To our teachers we leave our grateful appreciation for all you taught us and for the patience you had with us. Bill Smith involuntarily gives his new book, “How to Get Along with Miss Cook” to Ray Lewis. ... (I think Ray will be glad to get it!) Marie DeSimone eagerly bequeaths upon Mary Luzzio her long hike to school every day. Lucky girl ! ! Anthony Forgetta, who says a lot in a few words, receives Jack Kasheta’s ability to talk for hours and say nothing. To Joan Canty, the job of writing the Johnson Jottings is donated by Sheila Cronin plus her helpful book, “How to Dig Up a Scoop!” Bill Connell bestows upon Bill Magowan that “Pepsodent” smile that has won him so many friends. Margie Schofield confers the honor of being Vice-President to Dottie Alvino. A mighty worthy honor. Frankie Lee is the lucky recipient of Jim Greene’s originality. . . . Frankie is certain to make good use of it. Helen Hogan happily gives to Santina Cristaldi, a newcomer to Johnson, her knowledge of how she makes friends easily. Don Farrow leaves his golden curls to “Trigger” McGuire. Most becoming to you, “Trigger” ! ! Betty Median wills all her happy memories of Lawrence High to Helen Conte, who already has quite a few. “Beano” Bamlord passes on to Herbert Hayes that ability of his to cope with any math problem. Joan Diamont, our class flirt, bestows on Marilyn Chase her title. Jack Girard inherits Jim Morin’s abundance of witty jokes. Joan Foerster yields her New York accent to Elizabeth Cole. Bob DeAdder bestows upon Danny Long his good manners and gentlemanly ways. Jane Driscoll leaves to Virginia Kimball her contagious laugh which brightened many a dull classroom. Joe Doherty passes on his tricky little phrases about life and his playful western tunes to Dale Doherty. You’re in luck, “Doe” ! Mary Finn and Justine Fitzgerald, our two valedictorians, leave their out¬ standing ability to Rosemary Macklin and Margaret Hickey. John “Ringo” Shellnutt confers upon Jim McEvoy his masterful ways with the opposite sex. Charlotte Hutton reluctantly hands over her paint brushes and her artistic talent to Joan Wild. . . . Now you have loads, Joan ! “Red” Florin gets all Dan Driscoll’s troubles with his bookkeeping. Jackie Meserve and Helen Hilse, our loquacious ladies, pass on some of their chattering to Ruth Thompson. Bob Finneran regretfully parts with his rather fantastic collection of multi¬ colored ties. Paul Pitman is the lucky boy to receive them. Mary Ranfone wills to Margaret Gruickshank her lovely voice. John Arlit leaves those days spent out of school to Robert Dufresne. What did you do anyway? 99 Joan Reilly donates her bright, sunny smile to Barbara Stack. Roland Baker sadly relinquishes his own inimitable style of dancing (boogie) to George Scott. Think you can manage it, George? Ruth Davis wills her pretty blue eyes to Ruth Sanford. Dick Hilton endows Roy Houde with his sparkling technique on the baseball diamond. Nancy Schuster inherits from Kay Overend all her dry-wit, which delighted us all the time. Bob Longbottom donates his mark in S.S.S. to “Jock” Hay. Janet Knightly hands over to Marilyn Caliri the pleasure of playing the piano in chorus. Jack Lawlor parts with his “Luminello Specials”! Joe Finochiaro will be glad to get a haircut like that ! Jane and Joan Leighton wall to Gladys Curren their mutual traits of quietness. What will you do with them, Gladys! Fran Rivet, leaves his masculine charm to Dice Rand and his athletic ability to Bob Hagen, who has a generous supply of his own. Jackie Adams, Joan Finn and Nancy Mulvey leave their treasured book, “True Friendship” to Eddie Massey and Joan Richards. Freddy Soucy, one of our busiest seniors, leaves his position as class president to John Shola, who is overwhelmed by the prospect. Pat Cole and Billie Finn bequeath their deceiving, quiet ways to Bertha Curry. Quite a gift, Bert ! Charles Robinton passes on his mechanical abilities to Ted Fowler, who prob¬ ably won’t know what to do with them. Cynthia Cousins inherits from Anne Whipple a few inches of her height. Elwood Foerster receives Jim Tamagnine’s ability to make every little girl’s heart flutter. Arnold Sarcione leaves his best gasoline airplane model to Robert Bisson. This should give you a lift ! Judy Chadwick passes on her ability to polka to Evelyn Devine. Now you’ll have to go to those Boxforcl barn dances, Ev ! Tom Emmett gets Bill Ness’ quiet ways and friendly manner. John Pearson relinquishes, with sadness, his favorite spot in the corridor at recess to Donald Alexander. You can be alone with her now. Eunice Minzer wills her great typing ab ility to Justine Cyr. ' Bruce Goodson almost faints when he inherits John O’Melia’s quiet and unas¬ suming attitude. Martha Kane, Irene Roberts and Joanne Legare combine their work and pre¬ sent to Joan Narushof and Mae Murray their long-labored D. A. notebooks. . . . Think of all the work you’ll save ! ! Charles Roebuck bequeaths that motor-bike he’s been trying to sell to Bob Finn. You should make it on time now, Finny. Gordon Marshall endows Albert “Bo” Belanger and Ronald Casale with his hearty appetite. There’s enough for both of you boys. Upon David Balzius, Arthur Forgetta bestows his overabundance of knowledge. He can spare it for you, Pussy! Joan Connors wills to Rae Long her excellent ability on the basketball floor. Gilbert Lundquist endows Tom Finn with his methods on how to fascinate the most feminine of females. Surprised, Finny? Joe Driscoll yields to Ernest Nelson his blushing ways. It certainly showed up at the football rally, Joe ! 23 Kay O’Keefe, Charlotte Killam and Grace Stewart turn over all their pep and energy as cheerleaders to Bea McKinnon. . . . You’ll be our favorite cheerleader next year, Bea. To Thomas Eldridge goes Dick Ganley’s corner seat in Physics. Certainly was cozy up there, wasn’t it? Fran Enaire grants his bold and dashing ways to Ray Canty. Bobbie Willoughby bequeaths her fascinating role in the high school play to Pat Drummey. . . . Aren ' t you thrilled ! Tom Driscoll bequeaths his long body to David Hamilton . . . the better to play basketball with ! Dale MacArthur presents Bob Cunningham with his car. Now, Bob, you can make those trips to South Lawrence more frequently. Bill Calder gets Dave Hollins’ slick convertible . . . and he will like that ! Connie Chadwick bestows upon Rose Sarkisian her pretty blonde tresses. Earl Simon presents Donald Smith his permanent wave and hopes that Don will use it to the best advantage. Dot Conte leaves to Betty McLaughlin that innocent twinkle in her eye. Richard Mooradkanian leaves his extensive vocabulary to Arthur Thompson. Norma Legare and Mary Maude gratefully will to Kay Donnelly their well- worn S.S.S. books. Dave “Bugsy” Kelley passes on to Doug Robinson his well-earned position in the Sea Scouts. Connie Calabrese wills her vivacious nature to Eva Lundquist. Kenny Howard donates his nonchalant attitude in classrooms to Harry Thomas. Dot Dushame passes on to Jane Brown all her good humor . . . Jane already has plenty. Norm Humphries, our busy beaver, leaves his various little jobs around town to Albert Midgley. Margaret and Grace Petelle bestow on Jean Arlit their secret of how to get to school on time. Jim Kennedy bequeaths his out-of-town friends (mostly girls), to Harry Beck- worth. Last, but not least, we leave to some lucky Junior, the pleasure of writing the Will, and we toss in all our hard work, notes and old year books also. Having bestowed to our worthy successors what few possessions we own, we now sign our John Hancocks to this priceless document. Respectfully submitted by Vf.ra Sullivan Richard Dearden 21 Tike Proplkecy of 1949 I T’S June again, and in the quiet little town of North Andover it is just ten years since the class of ’49 bade fond farewell to Johnson High. As we amble toward Finneran’s Drug Store, whom should we see entering ahead of us but our world-famous Shakespearian actor Dick Ganley, accom¬ panied by his personel manager Earl Simon. We waited until they had ordered one of Bob Finneran’s super-tantalizing sundaes before gathering up enough courage to speak to our now famous classmate. He recognized us at once and immediately began telling us what his rest in our fair town had revealed. He mentioned he had stopped at one of Dave Hollins’ Service Stations. As he waited for Arnold Sarcione to change the oil, they talked of their high school days. While they talked, who should drive up in a sleek new Buick but Dave Hollins himself, and his assistant manager, Charlie Roebuck. Among others that he had seen in town were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Driscoll, (Joan Connors), who had recently taken over coaching activities at Johnson High School, and were turning out first rate teams. After a long and tedious training, Sheila Cronin and Pat Cole had become the new school nurses in town. Judy Chadwick was doing astounding work as music supervisor. Buster Dearden, Gilly Lundquist, and Jimmy Tamagnine had purchased Woody’s and were doing a great business. Their motto was, “God helps them who help themselves, and you’ll need it if we catch you.” The police force in town had been improved immensely since Dick Hilton and Fred Soucy became the new Co-Chiefs. At last the old town hasr some strict discipline. Jackie Adams and Joan Finn are pharmacists at Meagan’s Drug Store. Doc¬ tors only prescribe, but they say the secret is in the making. Bobbie Willoughby and Ruth Davis have reached stardom, in Hollywood as actress and concert pianist, respectively. We imagine the fan mail keeps their secretaries, Dot Dushame and Eunice Minzer, quite busy. " Fhe modern Luther Burbank of our day is none other than our own, Arthur Forgetta. He is known world over for his remarkable crossings of various plants, but claims we haven’t seen anything yet. Gordon Marshall is the secret behind the success of Roland Baker’s used-car establishment. He overhauls the cars before Rollie sells them. While Jan Knightly takes over the kindergarten and library in her spare time, Joan and Jane Leighton hold down the seventh and eighth grades at the new Boxford Grammar School. Our co-valedictorians, Mary Finn and Justine Fitzgerald, have left North Andover to undertake new jobs in New York as chemical engineer and criminal lawyer, respectively. We’re sure they are headed for success in their respective professions. “High Commissioner of Baseball”, Jim Greene, rates the playing manager of the Red Sox, Fran Rivet, as the greatest short-stop since Lou Boudreau of Cleveland retired. Dave Kelley and Chuck Robinton are Publisher Dick Mooradkanian’s ace lens-snappers. Their action stopping pictures are in demand by newspapers and magazines throughout the country. Also on Mo’s stalf is Huck Howard, who is sports cartoonist; his cartoons also are in great demand. Connie Calabrese, Dot Conte, and Marie DeSimone have opened a baby sit¬ ting agency. They really keep the bleachers at Grogan’s Field filled during baseball season. 25 Joan Reilly and Helen Hogan, having majored in English, are at present on the facnlty at Abbott Academy. Jane, Danny, and Tommy Driscoll have opened a new Driscoll, Driscoll, and Driscoll Restaurant along Chickering Road. Their specialty is Polish Kilbassi. Since Mr. Hayes has retired lrom teaching March 4, Harold “Beano” Bamford has taken over his duties, and is doing a great job. Kay O’Keefe is now managing the Neville and O’Keefe chain drug stores. Working as her store managers are Joan Diamont, Joan Foerster, and Anne Whipple. Jackie Lawlor, Joe Doherty, and Franny Enaire are overseers at Stevens’ Mill. The mill has been producing a greatly improved quality of material since this chanse in hands. O Charlotte Hutton is the pattern designer for Louise Finn’s luxurious “Dress Shoppe”. Martha Kane and Helen Hilse are in charge of the hat and hand bag department. Her chief purchasing agent, Charlotte Kilam, has just refused a higher position with I. J. Fox of New York. She’d rather stay where quality is stressed more than quantity. Both Connie Chadwick’s and Johnny Shellnutt’s prize cows are competing in the National Dairy Producers Show at Madison Square Garden, New York. Bill Smith, Bob DeAdder, and Norman Humphries have purchased Glennie’s Ice Cream Stand and are now in competition with Howard Johnson’s by boost¬ ing their flavor list to thirty-two. Margaret and Grace Petelle and Norma Legare are now secretaries to Con¬ gressman Ronnie Casale. He’s so busy these days, he needs all three. Donald Farrow has finally hit stardom on Broadway, and is said to be the modern Van Johnson of the day. Supplying our little town with the best meat and groceries is Bob Long- bottom of the famous Longbottom’s Stop and Shop Markets, while Jim Morin keeps all surrounding stores and North Andover residents supplied with the sweetest milk in the Merrimack Valley. While Joanne Legare, our first woman pilot. Hies rich vacationists into North Andover, Irene Roberts makes it a point to direct them to the Country Club where Jack Pearson is pro instructor. Grace Stewart and Vera Sullivan are proprietors of the North Andover “Beautee Salon”. Their hair stylist, Jim Kennedy, has brought them many new customers from neighboring towns. Bill Connell, the new owner of Howard’s Food Co., has recently hired Bill Ness as his business agent and John Arlit as manager. Although there is little room for improvement, these boys are undoubtedly adding to the quality of Bill’s product. Kay Overend and Mary Ranfone are interior decorators for contractor Dale MacArthur. With Dale on the exterior and Kay and Mary on the interior, they have more work than they can handle. The managerial post of the First National Stores in this section is held down by John O’Melia. Employed as his bookkeepers are Mary Maude and Betty Median. Last, but not least, Jackie Meserve has taken over Mr. Finneran’s post as S.S.S. teacher. Jackie is doing her best to fill the practically obscure amount of space left for improvement. As for the two of us, we’re pretty sure you don’t care much at the present time, so we just left .... Respectfully, 26 MARGIE AND JACK Do Yotul RememLer ' Wlieii ? We had the false fire alarm? The Leightons brought their A [odd T to school? We raced Mr. Lee home from Charlestown prison? Miss Dubrule taught French? Sen. Soc. 4-2, met in Room 14? Judy fell asleep in History 3-1? We had the snake dance to Punchard? Margie caught the joke in English 4-1? A certain girl changed her name to “Lilly”? Mary broke the J tube in Physics? Joan Connors missed the chair in Biology? Charlotte missed? The gym was flooded? Joe Driscoll got up for batting practice, and the rest of the team sat down for a couple of hours? Afiss Cook came to French Class on time? Afiss Bascom ruled Room 6 with an iron hand? We had a sight-seeing tour through the cafeteria? Lizzie told Sen. Soc. 4-2 she had a 14 year old grandfather? We had the rally before the ’48 Punchard game? We had the party after the Methuen game? Bill was so nice to the cheerleaders? Justine didn’t bring egg sandwiches? Air. Finneran took over Room 8? Afiss Bascom left? Joe Driscoll started fighting with Umpire Pat Henley when he called him out sliding into third base at Wilmington? Dearden and Joe Driscoll had more test tubes than Afiss Chapman and operated a black market? Jack Kasheta wrote “Alan from Boston” and “Man from Trent”? Bill Connell developed his Pepsi Cola hand? Dick Dearden wore knee pants? Baker’s humorous “meow-ow-ow” was heard in Chemistry 3-1? Afiss Cook bawled out Room 8 for a missing library book Mr. Finneran had? Roebuck broke a record in Senior Business Training? Helen Hilse slipped at the Football Dance? At Jolmson. ' We Oaves A Marshall, but no plan. A Cole, but no bin. Three Finns, but no fishes. A Knightly, but no daily. De Adder, but no sting. A Simon, but no Legree. A Schofield, but no Hayden. A Reilly, but no life. A Baker, but no bread. Connors, but no streets. A Stewart, but no crown. A Hilse, but A Legate, but no “choo choo.” A Smith, but no black. A Roebuck, but no Sears. A Kane, but no Abel. A Green, but no go. A Mulvey, but no wash. An Adams, but no Eves. A Sullivan, but no Gilbert. A Howard, but no Johnson. Humphries, but no Bogarts. A Davis, but no Blanchard, no dales. 28 Turk uirKey Limeric k s One clay I met a fish Who wanted to make a wish. He wished for some rain. Oh, what could he gain. Soon he was cooked, poor fish. F. Rivet We have a young athlete named Kaye, At basketball, how she can play. Always doing her best. As she works with the rest, Yes, our Kaye is really O. K. J. Meserve There is a young lad called Fred, Whose face quite often gets red. He’s not very shy, That mischievous guy. But we all get along with our Fred. M. Ranfone We are lucky to have in our school A combination of rink, gym, and pool. You can laugh as you may, But we say with dismay, We ' d rather have gym than a pool. M. Schofield There once was a boy named Moe Who always had plenty of “doe.” And when he went out All the girls would shout “Oh! Moe, take me to the show.” R. Hilton There once was a boy named Dick Who came to school looking slick. Each alternate day A new tie found its way Into the life of our Dick. R. Hilton There was a young miss named Roberta, Who was sure that nothing could hurt her; She w r ent for a sail, And leaned over the rail. Now what has become of Roberta? J. Meserve Oh, teeth are a problem to Killam, She just hates the dentist to drill ’em. She sighs while they ache, And at last when they break. She cries to her dentist, “Now fill ’em.” J. Meserve We have a nice classmate named Scho, Who’s everyone’s friend as you know. She’s thoughtful and sweet, And it sure is a treat To ha e a real friend like our Scho. J. Meserve There is a young lady named Milly, Who went for a ride on a filly. The filly broke down, As it came into town, And Millie was knocked right out silly! D. Conte We need at our high school a court. Where basketball is the sport. But until the day When our hair gets gray The sport will change, not the court. R. Hilton I once knew a boy named Buster, Had a head like a rocking-chair duster. His front teeth were buck, A straight nose by luck, And pink eyes that shone with a luster. . Shellnutt There was a young girl named Mitty, Who was fresh right out of the city, And so she did pat A black and white cat, And found out it was not a kitty. Joan Leighton There was a bird named Smitty, He was so very pretty, Until one day He got away, And was eaten up by a Kitty. C. Killam, 29 There was a young lad who went skating. He went gayly without debating. It might make you sick For the ice wasn’t thick; The poor lad will do no more dating. C. Killam There once was a lassie named Sue. Who went out with a guy named Lou. Sue went to dine On pheasant and wine, But Lou had to settle for stew. . Fnerster For years he drove the junk with zest. The sturdy Packard stood the test. But lo and behold, Came the Chrysler hold, Now the Packard has gone to rest. F. Soncy There was a young girl they called Jackie, Who suddenly sat on a tackee, And she jumped up so high. That she reached the sky. And that was the end of our Jackie. J. Reillv There was an old dog with a hone. Who thought he would eat it alone, When along came a brute, Who ran off with his loot. And left the poor dog all alone. Jane Leighton There was a young hoy named Davy, Who decided to join the Navy, When he got there. The treatment was rare. But poor Davy is still in the Navy. D. Dushame There was a young lad named Cy Who thought he would learn to fly; From the rooftop he sprang. And fell with a hang. He had started a trifle too high. W. Connell There was a young man named Jack, Who put his lunch on the coat rack; Along came a mouse Through a hole in the house. And ran off with poor little Jack’s snack. M. Maude There was a young cat from an alley. Who decided he’d go to a rally. In the pale moonlight, They sang all night. He and his sweet cousin Sally. M. De Simone There once was a fellow named Jefty Who always tried pitching like Lefty. But one day at the hat. Stood “Harry the Cat,” And out of the game went our Jefty. A ' . O’Keefe There ' s a Finneran that we call Bob Who one day started to sob, “I have no bright ties That would knock out your eyes. So my big brother’s rack I will roll.” R. Casale We’ve a left-handed teacher named Jack, Of brains he has surely no lack. When he writes on the board There is general discord. And he has to read every word back J. Meserve We have a French teacher named Cook, Who is always forgetting her book. She runs to and fro, Always late as you know, Notre professeur, mademoiselle Cook. J. Meserve We have here a teacher named Veva, Who scurries around like a beaver. Ben Franklin, her beau, died long, long ago Which saddens this teacher named Veva. J. Chadwick There is a kid named Jimmy Who has a chum named Finny, And together with Huck They’re always running amuck. That’s the triangle of Huck, Jim, and Finny. K. Howard 30 Tlie F aciu ALVAH G. HAYES, Principal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B. S., Boston University, M. Eel. .. ... Mathematics JOHN V. DONOVAN, Ass’stant Principal, Boston College, A. B., M. A. . English, Latin MARY BUCKLEY, Regis, B. S. Domestic Arts OLIVE BUTLER, Massachusetts School of Art, B. A.. Art RUTH P. CALLANAN, Boston University, A. B. . . . . English, Mathematics CLARA A. CHAPMAN, Bates, B. A. . . . Chemistry, Physics, General Science VEVA M. CHAPMAN, Bates, B. A. English, Civics IRENE E. COOK, Mount Holyoke, A. B„ University of Vermont, M. Ed. French, Library Supervision MARGARET DONLAN, Boston University, B. A. . . Latin, Mathematics, Dramatics HENRIETTA E. HOLZ, Boston University College of Physical Education for Women, Sargent, B. S. in P. E. . . . . Genera! Science, Physical Education, History M. MADELINE GILLEN, University of Maine, B. A.. Boston University, M. A. Guidance, Easiness Training GEORGE F. LEE, St. Anselm, A. B. . . . . . . Biology, Physical Education JOHN L. FINNERAN, Harvard, A. B. . . Mathematics, Social Science, Faculty Manager JENNIE C. MARINO, Framingham State Teachers’ College, B. S. . Lunch Room Supervision ALICE M. NEAL. Boston University, B. S. S., M. Ed. Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Bookkeeper for North Andover School Lunch Program RUTH ANN MOORADKANIAN, Boston University, A. B. Mathematics, English, Publications KATHERINE C. SHERIDAN. Boston University, B. S., M. Ed. . History, Social Science CLAIRE TORPEY, Salem Teachers’ College, B. S., B. Ed.. Boston University, M. Ed. Stenography, Typewriting CHARLES I. VINCENT, Wentworth.. Manual Training CLARENCE E. MOSHER, JR., New England Conservatory of Music, B. Mus. . . Music Class Ballot Best Looking Girl, Nancy Mulvey Best Looking Boy, Donald Farrow Best Dressed Girl, Charlotte Killam Best Dressed Boy, Donald Farrow Most Popular Girl, Margie Schofield Most Popular Boy, Fred Soucy Girl With Nicest Smile, Joan Reilly Boy With Nicest Smile, Billy Connell Wittiest, Richard Dearden Best Blusher, Joe Driscoll Heart Breaker, Jack Kasheta Most Original, Charlotte Hutton Class Baby, Judy Chadwick Least Punctual, Jack Kasheta Girl Who Has Done Most tor Johnson, Margie Schofield Boy Who Has Done Most for Johnson, Fred Soucy Best Girl Student, Mary Finn Hardest Worker, Justine Fitzgerald Best Actress, Joan Connors Best Actor, Dick Ganley Best Girl Athlete, Kay O’Keefe Best Boy Athlete, Joe Driscoll Girl Most Likely to Succeed, Mary Finn Boy Most Likely to Succeed, Arthur Forgetta Peppiest, Kay O’Keefe Class Flirt, Joan Diamont Class Wolf, Jack Kasheta Most Studious, Justine Fitzgerald Most Talkative, Sheila Cronin Most Dignified, Charlotte Hutton Most Collegiate Girl, Kay O’Keefe Most Collegiate Boy, Jimmy Greene Best Natured Boy, Dick Dearden Best Natured Girl, Grace Stewart Most Mischievous Girl, Sheila Cronin Most Mischievous Boy, Robert Finn Class Lady, Charlotte Hutton Class Gentleman, Donald Farrow Best Boy Dancer, Jack Kasheta Best Girl Dancer, Joan Connors Cutest Girl, Vera Sullivan Most Popular Woman Teacher, Miss Donlan Most Popular Man Teacher, Mr. Finneran Favorite Movie Actress, Jane Russell Favorite Movie Actor, Bob Hope Best Movie of Year, Johnny Belinda Favorite Meeting Place, Meagan’s Favorite Magazine, Life Favorite Dance of the Year, Prom Favorite Orchestras, Vaughn Monroe and Guy Lombardo Favorite Radio Bands, Vaughn Monroe and Guy Lombardo Favorite Pastime, Dancing •12 Cw.a D HecLr-tbreAk T V ctsh et ou fra»b -X Chadu iclf Most St-wdi ous J. Ft tyer ud ejected - B• F o rq fi. ' tou 5 . D pvsco k lo ClqjVd factor - o. OojnLet| A( — X» doT»»oP5 Cutest (GjnL Y- SuLU Y ' cL ' n o ' Doonce.r ' -X Ko-Shet a. G-irL lolth Nicest SvniLe, J. Re LW A Most Mischievous 0oi| R. FiVkin Best LoofciTn G» lir ' V - f . Mukve, W £® m $ FOOTBALL The Red and Black warriors of Johnson High compiled a comparatively good record of victories, if the average weight of the team compared with that of oppos¬ ing teams, is considered. Despite the lightness of the forward wall and backheld, they showed great determination, spirit, and teamwork in the games they played. The annual encounter, with neighboring Methuen on Columbus Day, proved to many followers and avid fans of the team that the Red and Black could beat teams much heavier, both in the line and backfield. However, Johnson lost a heartbreaker to Punchard when the former was defeated in the annual 1 urkey Day classic. Johnson’s football season closed with four wins and six defeats, the team total¬ ing 115 points to the opposition’s 139. Richard Mooradkanian Sports Reporter CHEERLEADERS 1 ' he cheerleaders added six new girls to their group this year, Grace Stewart, Barbara Watts, Kay O’Keefe, Bea McKinnon, Edith Massey, and Anne Whipple. The regulars were Joan Connors, Charlotte Killam, and Margie Schofield. Many new cheers were added to their repertoire, and much school spirit was raised by the efforts of the girls. A. W, GIRLS’ BASKETBALL The girls’ basketball team came up with five wins and five losses at the end of the season. Most of the girls graduate this year—our able captain Mar]. Schofield, Kay O’Keefe, Joan Connors, Joan Diamont, Grace Stewart, Justine Fitzgerald, Vera Sullivan, and Anne Whipple. Thanks are due to Bert Curry, manager, and appreciation to Miss Holz. All the luck in the world to the team of ’49-’50 ! Anne Whipple Sports Reporter BOYS’ BASKETBALL l he Red and Black cagers started their season with a thunderous roar when they mowed down their opposition in three consecutive games to the tune of 44-30, 49-19, and 42-16. But suddenly this streak ended, and the quintet didn’t seem to click as they began to lose heartbreakers by one or two points. However, the Red and Black cagers were able to win one more game before the final whistle by a 44-32 count. When the Lowell Suburban League season came to a close, the Red and Black had four wins and six defeats, having accumulated a total of 364 points as com¬ pared to the opposition’s 324. R. M. BASEBALL Coach George Lee is forming the 1949 Johnson baseball team around a nucleus of stars who played last year for the Red and Black. Coach Lee only lost his pitching and catching stalls through graduation last year, retaining the outfield and most of the infield. This year, as in all other years, the Red and Black is playing in the Lowell Suburban League. The veterans returning are: Captain Rivet, Bamford, J. Doherty, J. Driscoll, Greene, Hilton, Howard, Kasheta, Kennedy, Ness, T. Finn, Goodson, Long, Midgley, Zuill. R. M. 42 UNDERCLASSMEN CLASSES CLUBS 45 SENIOR CLASS JUNIOR CLASS 4G 47 SOPHOMORE CLASS FRESHMAN CLASS 48 GOBBLER” STAFF 50 6 GoLUer Staff Editor-in-Chief Business Managers Art Editor Chairman of Biographers Mary Finn Robert Finneran, Norman Humphries Charlotte Hutton Justine Fitzgerald Janet Knightly Joan Reilly Vera Sullivan Jane Driscoll Constance Calabrese Helen Hilse Biographers Dorothy Dushame Charlotte Killam Kay O’Keefe Joan Diamont Anne Whipple Arthur Forgetta Constance Chadwick John Kasheta Richard Mooradkanian Jacqueline Meserve Justine Fitzgerald Picture Committee J. Martha Kane Gordon Marshall Louise Finn Charlotte Hutton Dorothea Conte Marie De Simone Janet Knightly Jacqueline Meserve Richard Mooradkanian Arthur Forgetta Nancy Mulvey Joan Finn Grace Petelle Sheila Cronin General Committee Helen Hilse Constance Calabrese Margaret Petelle Norma Leg are Marie De Simone J. Martha Kane Dorothea Conte Gordon Marshall Constance Chadwick Faculty Adviser . . . Ruth Ann Mooradkanian Section and Class Ballot Cartoons . Charlotte Hutton 51 52 Journal Staff Editor-in-Chief Neics Editor . Exchange Editor Humor Editor . Assistant Humor Editor Art Editor . Assistant Art Editor Justine Fitzgerald Mary Finn Janet Knightly Joan Diamont David Kelley Charlotte Hutton Robert Finn Sports . Club s Assemblies . Guidance Student Council Freshman Class Sophomore Class Junior Class Senior Class . Reporters Richard Mooradkanian, Ann Whipple Vera Sullivan, Arthur Forgetta Jacqueline Meserve Sheila Cronin Constance Calabrese Charlotte Kelley June Stead Nancy Schuster .Kay O’Keefe Business Managers Norman Humphries Robert Finneran Majorie Terret Proof Readers Mary Ann Maynard Bertha Curry Rosemary Macklin Rae Long Room Agents Dorothea Conte Nancy Mulvey Lotiise Finn Justine Cyr Geraldine Dubois Joan Finn Dorothy Love Helen Conte Faculty Adviser .... Ruth Ann Mooradkanian 53 STUDENT COUNCIL 1 1 t : :: :J n !1 ‘ K4 PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ■ HO BBY CL UB STUDENT COUNCIL Officers President . Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer Dorothy Alvino Roland Baker Jane Broderick Lois Buchan David Balzius Richard Brown Joan Connors Ellen Driscoll Mem hers Elizabeth Duncan Thomas Emmett Mary Finn Robert Finneran Robert Hagen Frederick Soucy Marjorie Schofield Grace Stewart George Knightly Marjorie Tenet Clarence Scheipers Robert Stewart Barbara Saul Paul Taylor Robert Thompson Barbara Watts Ann Hickey Frank Lee Mary Ann Maynard The Student Council has sponsored activities during recess and made a collec¬ tion ol funds for the buying of needed materials for the school. These projects have benefited the entire student body. President Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer . A clviser Marion Bamford Richard Banks Carmelina Cristaldi Jane Driscoll Geraldine Dubois Betty Duncan Shirley Foster Anthony Galvagna Arlene George PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Members Flora Giard Bruce Goodson Diana Reach David Kelley George Knightly Virginia Leman Mary Ann Maynard Madelyn McCoy Robert Finneran Sheila Cronin Joan Reilly Frank Lee Mr Finneran Clarice Naylor Kathleen Overend Alan Rodger Donald Smith Thomas Spedding Marjorie Tenet Robert Thompson Mary Valcourt Nancy Wall work The Photography Club is a new club which has made a very successful start. It held a contest for the best snapshots among its members, and then had a contest for the entire school. Prizes of $1.00 were awarded for the best picture in each class, and a prize of $2.00 was awarded for the best picture in the whole school. HOBBY CLUB President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer A dviser David Rand Raymond Lewis Donald Alexander Ernest Nelson Miss Clara Chapman Donald Alexander Albert Belanger Robert Bisson William Calder George Dolan William Enaire Raymond Florin Joseph Finochiari Leonel Gallant Herbert Hayes David Hollins Frederick Marland Terrance McGuire Douglas Robinson Edward Sarkisian The Hobby Club has been entertained by speakers this year. The members have exhibited and explained their hobbies before the club. The school appre¬ ciates the fact that the club has subscribed to the National Geographic Magazine for twelve months. The magazine appears monthly in the library. DRAMATIC CLUB P ® ART CLUB Faculty Adviser Preside tit Vice-President Secretary Treasurer . Robert Banks Roger Camf Robert Dufresne Teddy Fowler Gerald Gravel Members John Haigh Mary Lou Hamel Roy Houde Charlotte Kelley Jane Morse Barbara Pearl Miss Butler Robert Dufresne Teddy Fowler Betty Wilson Roger Camf Calvin Snell Richard Waddington Joan Wild Betty Wilson Dorothy Willoughby The Art Club sponsored a Marionnette Show, on February 14th, which was well attended by many high school and grammar school pupils. The club also has carried out many other interesting projects. GLEE CLUB Director Constance Calabrese Joan Canty Constance Chadwick Marilyn Chase Elizabeth Cole Priscilla Cole Sheila Cronin Gladys Curren Justine Cyr Ruth Davis Marie De Simone Patricia Drummey Dorothy Dushame President . Secretary Treasurer Faculty Advisor Valerie Breclbury fane Broderick Lois Buchan Jean Galder Marilyn Chase Helen Conte Barbara Deighan Robert Doherty Jane Doran Members Joan Finn Helen Hilse Martha Kane Lorraine Kelgin Janet Knightly Jane Leighton Rosemary Macklin Mary Maude Madelyn McCoy Betty McLaughlin Elizabeth Median facqueline Meserve Irene Roberts Marjorie Schofield DRAMATIC CLUB Members Ellen Driscoll Thomas Driscoll Evelyn Roche June Stead David Hamilton Joyce Hand 1 ton Maureen Hogan Dorothy Love Noranne Mahoney Helen Mandry Mr. Mosher Barbara Stack Anne Whipple Roberta Willoughby Richard Brown Robert Dufresne Anthony Galvagna Gerald Gravel David Kelley Fred Marland Albin Seyfferth Earl Simon Fred Yunggebauer John Zuill Lois Buchan Mae Murray Miss Donlan Charlotte Mattheson Florence Maude Marjorie Midgley Mae Murray Joan Nery Nancy Schuster Barbara Watts Margaret Willett Roberta Willoughby This club has been performing pantomines and plays. During Christmas week, it put on a play entitled, “Bundles for Christmas.” SUB-DEB MODEL BUILDERS ' CLUB • BOOSTERS ' CLUB w t CHEF ' S CLUB SEWING CLUB INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB President ....... Justine Fitzgerald Secretary ......... Mary Finn T) easurer ........ Arthur Forget ta Adviser . . . . . . . . . Miss Cook Members Richard Mooradkanian Robert Lundquist Judith Chadwick Jack Pearl China, Japan, East India and Germany are some of the world’s troubled spots about which the International Relations Club has had discussions. It also has debated on the probability of a Federal World Government being established. President . Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer . Faculty Advisers UPPER SUB-DEB CLUB Ruth Davis Eva Lundquist Justine Cyr Joan Finn Miss Torpey, Miss Sheridan Members Sophomores Gloria Cole Noreen Curley Joan Canty Bertha Curry Justine Cyr Patricia Drummey Eva Lundquist Juniors Rosemary Macklin Edith Massey Beatrice McKinnon Elizabeth McLaughlin Joan Narushof Joan Richards Ruth Sanford Barbara Stack Ruth Thompson Ruth Davis Joan Finn Charlotte Hutton Seniors Martha Kane Norma Lee are O Nancy Mu Ivey Grace Petelle Margaret Petelle Elizabeth Median During the club periods, there have been lectures on social etiquette and many other topics of interest. There have also been discussions on applying make-up, and proper dress. FRESHMAN SUB-DEB President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Faculty Adviser Fay Belanger Marjorie Blodgett Claire Chamberlin Betty Corcoran Dorothy Detora Betty Doucette Carolyn Dushame Mildred Flanagan Members Cioia Ciribaldi Geraldine Hamel Barbara Hook Christina Kane Joan Kilton Janice Kinne Mary Long CLUB Carolyn Dushame Elizabeth Doucette Evelyn Stone Barbara Saul Miss Veva Chapman Barbara Saul Patricia Smith Joan Stocssel Evelyn Stone Marie Ferrigno Mary Walsh Eunice Wilcox Marilyn Zemba Joanne McAloon The Freshman Sub-Deb Club elected its officers during the first meeting, ing its later meetings, it carried out many interesting projects in handicraft. Dur- 61 CHEFS’ CLUB President William Smith Vice-President . Gilbert Lundquist Secretary-Treasurer ..... James Tamagnine Adviser . Miss Neal John Arl it James Greene Charles Roebuck Roland Baker John Kasheta John Shellnutt Robert De Adder Robert Longbottom Earl Simon Daniel Driscoll Dale MacArthur Charles Robinton Frederick Soucy Although the Chefs’ Club has made various kinds of meals, American chop suey seems to be the most popular dish among the members. President Vice-President Secretary T re usurer A dviser Harold Bamford Constance Calabrese Constance Chadwick Priscilla Cole William Connell Joan Connors Richard Dearden Marie De Simone Joan Diamont Joseph Doherty BOOSTERS’ CLUB Joseph Driscoll Francis Enaire Louise Finn Robert Finn Richard Ganley Helen Hilse Richard Hilton Norman Humphries James Kennedy Charlotte Killam Donald Farrow Francis Rivet Grace Stewart Marjorie Schofield Mr. Lee Janet Knightly John Lawlor Joanne Legare Gordon Marshall Dorothy Dushame Jacqueline Meserve Florence O’Keefe John Pearson Mary Ranfone Anne Whipple This club has been showing movies, listening to speakers, and learning how to play different games. The members held a successful rally the night before the Punchard game. SEWING CLUB President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer . Faculty Advisor Dorothy Alvino Jean Arlit Jane Brown Marilyn Caliri Betty Cole Dorothea Conte Members Cynthia Cousins Sally Cristaldi Catherine Rose Gladys Curren Evelyn Devine Kathleen Donnelly Jane Brown Marilyn Caliri Dorothy Alvino Miss Buckley Virginia Kimball Jane Leighton Joan Leighton Alary Maude Irene Roberts Rose Sarkisian Fhe Sewing Club sews many interesting items, such as dresses and skirts. It also knits and crochets. At its first meeting, it elected officers and selected the name “Quickies” for itself. 62 MODEL BUILDERS’ CLUB President . Vice-President Secretary Treasurer . A dviser . John Belyea Robert Cole Joseph Cushing Paul Driscoll Richard Hanson Norman Heaton Milton Long James MacCannell Wilfred Rogers Clarence Scheipers Members Eric Sjostrom Donald Thomson Herbert Wood Fred Yunggebauer John Zuill Robert Beaudoin Richard Brown Walter Crabtree Edmund Finn Dana Freeman Arnold Sarcione Clarence Scheipers Robert Beaudoin Joseph Cushing Mr. Vincent David Janusz James MacEvoy James McMurray Lawrence O’Brien John Sheehy John Shottes Forrest Smith Paul Taylor Arnold Sarcione Donald De Adder ' == S KEY TO BABY PAGES Full Page First row across, left to right: Mary Maude, Charlotte Killam, Joan Diamont, Jack Kasheta. Second row across, left to right—Joan Connors, Marjorie Schofield, over Grace Stewart, Richard Mooraclkanian, Vera Sullivan. Third row across, left to right: Martha Kane, Dorothea Conte, John Shellnutt, Daniel Driscoll, Gilbert Lundquist, Irene Roberts, Priscilla Cole. Fourth row across, left to right: Jacqueline Meserve, Sheila Cronin, Janet Knightly, Joanne Legate. Half Page First row across, left to right: Mary Finn, Jane Driscoll, Helen Hilse, Richard Dearden, Kay O’Keefe. Second row across, left to right: Judith Chadwick, Helen Hogan, Harold Banford, Francis Rivet, Dale MacArthur, William Ness, Joan Diamont. Third row across, left to right: Joseph Driscoll, Justine Fitzgerald. 63 . jmi —rJBH SENIOR ENGLISH CLASS SENIOR MATH CLASS PHYSICS CLASS SENIOR BUSINESS CLASS SENIOR SOCIAL CLASS I HH ivTnJ m • ' SKT 1 ; t:? $» ' MB ' : i senior " type ' c lass ill A IVlind of Her Own April 7 and 8, 1949 CAST OF PLAY Jim Bartlett, in the construction business .... Richard Ganley Delia Bartlett, his wife ........ Helen Hilse Bunny, their daughter ........ Joan Connors Tommie, their son ......... Paul Taylor Nettie, another daughter ........ Vera Sullivan Lizzie, the maid ......... Florence Maude Jessica Atwood, Bunny’s guest ..... Roberta Willoughby Delphine Lindley, another guest ...... Joan Diamont Steve Henderson, an admirer of Bunny .... Elwood Foerster Hugh Randall, another admirer ....... Earl Simon Carol Russell, the girl next door ..... Constance Chadwick Miss Flora Fenwick, a naturalist ....... Jane Brown Mrs. Phelps, a contractor’s wife ...... Barbara Deighan Stage Manager, Donald Smith Coach, Miss Margaret M. Donlan Tickets, Miss Clare T. Torpey Music—Numbers under direction of Clarence Mosher, Supervisor of Music in North Andover Schools Candy, Miss Ruth Callanan, Miss Irene Cook Furniture loaned by The Furniture Barn 66 C ' d.’le ' X, Gauntyi. LARGEST New-lizapi i 0 1 you dial COMPLIMENTS OF LORING STUDIO Official Class Photographer For Service Call William B. Kent Co. ICE-OIL Also Furniture Moving Trucking of All Kinds Res. 50 Second Street Tel. 29784 Trombly Brothers Service Stations GAS, RANGE AND FUEL OILS Lubrication, 30-Minute Battery Recharging, Ignition, Carburetor anti Brake Repairs. Washing and Polishing All Work Guaranteed Telephone 31031 147-153 Sutton Street Hillside Road and By-Pass North Andover, Mass. CARL W. KNIGHTLY Johnson High School— 1920 FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMER MODERN FUNERAL HOME 449 BROADWAY LAWRENCE, MASS. Sullivan’s The Big Furniture Store 226 Essex Street Lawrence Walter K. Morss Son BERRY FARM West B oxford, Massachusetts Cultivated Blueberries Everbearing Strawberries Red or Black Raspberries Plants and Fruit For Sale in Season Crane Hardware Co. Compliments of Paints — Household Wares — Glass and Electrical Supplies A Friend Telephone 7787 73 Main Street North Andover COMPLIMENTS OF CRYSTAL BALLROOM E. L. McInnes L. W. Duncan Central Service Station Compliments of Established 1923 Better Lubrication Service Hayes’ Dairy Farm Railroad Square Tel. 21717 Compliments of G. I. Shoe Fix Kirk’s Market Shoes Called For and Delivered Tel. 35537 or 24024 73 Water Street North Andover Compliments of A. E. ALVINO Contractor and Builder ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN Telephone 6914 18 HERRICK ROAD NORTH ANDOVER, MASS. Compliments of Bill’s Auto Service Take Your Teen Age Sewing Classes at THE Singer Sewing Machine Company Telephone 6337 510 Essex Street Lawrence The Furniture Barn FINE FURNITURE AT LOWER PRICES Wilson’s Corner North Andover Woody’s Featuring FRIED CLAMS CHICKEN BAR B-Q’s HAMBURGS FRENCH FRIES PEPPER STEAKS CHEESEBURGERS HOT DOGS HOT COFFEE MILK TONIC Try Some of Our Fried Fish Served With French Fries. Large Order, 45c Chickering Road North Andover The Largest Store in Lawrence CALL LAWRENCE 6136 DAILY FREE DELIVERY SERVICE Compliments of Schruender’s Service Station Whitworth’s Rubber and Sporting Goods of Every Description Rain Coats — Sport Clothing Rubber Footwear Telephone 22573 581 Essex Street Lawrence Compliments of Compliments of Benson’s Ice Cream A Friend Route 133 West Boxford GREAT POND AGENCY INSURANCE REAL ESTATE Courteous, Competent, Complete Service Telephone 7620 108 MAIN STREET NORTH ANDOVER. MASS. Hollins’ Super Service Compliments of RANGE AND FUEL OILS Expert Lubrication Leighton’s Garage Massachusetts Avenue No. Andover Zuber-Choate Co. Compliments of The Home of Good Clothes for Men and Boys F. A. Hiscox Call for James Thompson 559 Essex Street Lawrence 496-498-500 Essex Street Lawrence DAVIS FURBER MACHINE COMPANY NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS PERFUMES To Suit Your Personality Compliments of Mac’s General Store COSMETICS 583 Essex Street Opposite Treat ' s Telephone 30697 Lawrence, Mass. 7 Johnson Street North Andover D. MANGANO SONS PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS Telephone 21415 61 ESSEX STREET LAWRENCE, MASS. SUTTON’S MILL Manufacturers of WOOLEN GOODS For Women’s Apparel Telephone 23330 CALIRI, INCORPORATED DIAMOND MERCHANTS and SILVERSMITHS “Visit, Our Silver Room’’ 447 ESSEX STREET Near Hampshire LAWRENCE, MASS. COMPLIMENTS OF NORTH ANDOVER COAL CO. James R. Dooley LOREN MURCHISON CO., INC. 333 WASHINGTON STREET BOSTON 8, MASS. Representing the WORLD’S Largest Manufacturer of CLASS RINGS Telephone 32522 CASHMAN’S SERVICE STATION Raymond J. and Odelle F. Cashman GAS — OIL — TIRES — TUBES AND ACCESSORIES 141 SUTTON STREET NORTH ANDOVER CLASS HONORS FOR QUALITY ALWAYS GO TO CHERRY WEBB’S FOR BETTER HEARING SONOTONE Your Hearing Deserves The Best John P. Fell, Manager Telephone 24730 332 BAY STATE BLDG. LAWRENCE, MASS. Compliments of Compliments of Thatched Roof Finneran’s Drug Store 130 Main Street North Andover SPECIAL CHECKING ACCOUNTS NO MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE NO MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIRED NO CHARGE FOR DEPOSITS ANY SUM WILL OPEN AN ACCOUNT —EVEN $1 This new service is for the personal use of individuals. A charge of $1.50 for each book of twenty checks, at the rate of l 9 cents per check, covers the entire cost for the regular use of this service . . . . Arlington Trust Company Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation You’ll Find It ALL At Treat’s Everything in the Line of Sports Treat Hardware Corp. “The House That Stands for Quality” Dial 5115 582 Broadway 25 Essex Street Lawrence, Massachusetts Compliments of The Village Store Roy B. ' Hook West Boxford, Mass. Compliments of C. A. Nelson “Your Aim Is Our Aim” AIM DRESS SHOPPE S. A. BISTANY MEN’S CLOTHING Alice, Phone 28368 Ida, Phone 9024 Mary, Phone 21897 91 Marblehead Street North Andover, Mass. Telephone 4362 555 Essex Street Lawrence, Mass. SAUNDERS STUDIO CROSS BOOK STORE DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES BOOKS GREETING CARDS CIRCULATING LIBRARY 183 Essex Street Tel. 26544 Lawrence, Mass. 19 Lawrence Street Bay State Building LEADING THE FIELD IN CLOTHES SUMMERS’ SERVICE STATION MACARTNEY’S TIRES, BATTERIES AND ACCESSORIES A to z Lubrication Essex Street Lawrence, Mass. 148 Sutton Street Telephone 9820 Best W ishes From ELLIOTT’S Compliments of THINGS FOR THE HOME OATES, THE FLORIST Lowell Lawrence Haverhill THE HI SPOT Compliments of L. IRVING NUTTER FOR BETTER FOODS — Roofing — MEAGAN’S REXALL DRUG STORE Compliments of Telephone 28138 GLOVER’S DRUG STORE 48 Water Street North Andover, Mass. Compliments of Compliments of ARTHUR ROBERTS’ BARBER SHOP DR. M. P. CIJRREN — Dentist — Compliments of Compliments of MIDDLESEX MARKET KLIER’S MARKET THE TAYLOR SHOP 398 Essex Street Lawrence Compliments of JIM PHELAN GROCERIES — MEAT Telephone 9856 87 Main Street North Andover LEGARE’S MARKET 66 Main Street North Andover Compliments of LONGBOTTOM’S MARKET Compliments of DEHULLU’S MARKET Telephone 32787 60 Pinion Street North Andover PEG’S VARIETY High Street North Andover Class °f 1949

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