Stoneham High School - Wildlife Yearbook (Stoneham, MA)

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t Stoneham School Authentic COMPLIMENTS OF SIDNEY A. HILL BOOTS SHOES Gordon’s Headache Powders immediate relief in all cases of Neuralgic, Nervous and Sick Headache. These Powders are especially efficacious in Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sleeplessness, Fevers and Colds, and as a pain reliever are unsurpassed. They are guaranteed not to contain opium in any form. Have been used by hun- dreds in Stoneham the past year. GORDON THE DRUGGIST When you want Frozen Dainties call up Downs TELE.PHONE 1 19-4 STONEHAM Deferrari Bros. Fruit and Confectionery TWO STORES Central Square and Main Street Compliments of J. H. Murphy Stretton Hutchinson Plumbing and Tinsmithing Steam, Hot Water and Furnace Heating 264 Main Street Stoneham Telephone Connection E.ben Hardy Successor to H. W. Holden Optician and Jeweler WATCH. CLOCK JEWELRY REPAIRING A SPECIALTY ALSO ENGRAVING Whittier’s Block Central Square Stoneham Compliments of C. W. Houghton Peter Doucette Boot and Shoe Repairer Fuller Street, Stoneham Gerry Philbric Fish, Clams and Lobsters Franklin Street, Stoneham Compliments of F. R. Jones CLASS OF 1906, 5TONLHAM HIGH SCHOOL THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1907, STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL VOL. XXII STONEHAM, MASS., JUNE, 1906 The Guardians of Our Coast FIRST HONOR NO. 1 X a little town on the tip of Cape Cod is a cottage where live a mother and two small children. The appearance of the little house and family show not only true New England thrift hut also the closest economy. As we look in, on a dark, stormy night in winter, we hear the children wondering where “papa” is and if he is safe. The mother’s face has an anxious look, even as she tries to reassure them. She is thinking of the father, miles away on the coast patrolling the beach in the darkness, or working with his crew to save some shipwrecked sailor. Small wonder is it that even the children fear for his safety. From September until May, the father lives at a Life-Saving Station on the coast. It is a small, but not unattractive building. On the ground floor one sees the large boat room where the heavy apparatus is kept, and the living room, which is kitchen, dining room and parlor all in one. Up- stairs are two rooms, one where the men sleep and the other a sort of keeper’s office and library combined. At this station the men do their own cooking. This arrangement causes li tie criticism of the food, for if No. 2 does not like No l’s baked beans, he knows well enough that next week he will have to bake them himself and very likely they will be no better. On Saturday the whole crew and keeper turn to and “clean house.” This is intended to keep the house absolutely clean seven days in the week — from a man’s standpoint. To these surfmen, however, housekeeping is of minor importance. Their duty is to keep a close watch on the sea for any possible danger to ship- ping. In stormy weather the five miles of coast in a station’s district must be patrolled night and day. When there is no storm brewing, watch is kept from the station itself during the day, and the men are excused from patrol. They are by no means off duty, however, for regular drills with the ap- paratus keep their time well occupied. Life- savers firmly believe that practice makes perfect. They know no eight hour day. Their day is often from twenty to forty hours long. They never forget that it is their business to save life, and while wind and waves sometimes conquer them, they are never overcome by fear. Some years ago a wreck occured off Province- town. The life-savers worked in vain for twelve hours to save the sailors. At the end of that time a fresh crew of volunteers came up and accom- plished the rescue. This was a terrible blow to the pride of the regular crew : it seemed a slur on their reputation. At the beginning of the next season, Keeper At ius said to his wife, “Before the close of this season I shall have wiped out that goading slur.” He talked the matter over with his crew and told them that, at any risk, rescue would be at- tempted from every wreck during the coming season . Soon a terrible storm occurred on the coast. A vessel came ashore, and, although it seemed sheer madness, yet at the keeper’s order, the surf-boat was launched. Not long after, the entire crew of life-savers was washed ashore. Three of them, including the keeper himself, were dead. This was the way he wiped out “that goading slur.” The salary which these men receive is ridicu- lously small. For eight months of the hardest kind of work, together with exposure and danger, the United States government pays each surfman three hundred and twenty dollars ! Four months in the year he is left to get his living as best he can, usually by fishing or gardening. A gold medal given by Oongi’ess for deeds of especial heroism is often the only reward for an act which costs a man his health or even his life. In the middle of the winter of 1802, the schoon- er IT. P. Kirkham, was wrecked off Nantucket, fifteen miles out at sea. The storm was so furious that even the old salts around the station did not think 2 THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC it possible that the surf men would try to reach the vessel. Even an ocean going tug, which went to help her, turned back in despair. But the life- savers, knowing their duty, started out in the surf boat, and after struggling for hours against the wind and the huge waves, succeeded in reaching the schooner. They found to their horror that the sailors had become insane from exposure. They pulled so hard and fast on the rope which was thrown to them that the surf boat was almost swamped. It was not until the keeper threatened to cut, the rope that he could control them and take them off the wreck. With the addition of the seven men from the schooner, the surf boat was almost overloaded. The rescued sailors were worse than useless and were stowed away lengthwise in the bottom of the boat. On account of the exhaustion of the life-savers and the strength of the wind, it was decided to remain on a neighboring shoal until the tide should turn the next morning. Imagine the feelings of a crew of wornout men, waiting in the darkness for the tide to turn ! At last “Purdie,” as his friends called him, exclaimed, “I’d like to go to sleep if it were only for ten minutes?” After that each man, in turn, was relieved from the oars and allowed to sleep ten minutes, no longer for fear of freezing. This shortened the night somewhat, and when the tide turned they started for the shore, arriving there just before sundown, after twenty-six hours in open sea. Amid the cheers of the crowd who had been watching and waiting for them, the keeper said, “Come, boys, hurry and get your supper, it’s most time for the sunset patrol to be out.” For this rescue the members of the crew were awarded gold medals by Congress, but to one of them they came too late. “Purdie” was the son on whom his mother depended. He was taken ill from that nights exposure and lived only a short time. He knew that the medals were coming, and when the keeper saw him at his mother’s home just before lie died, lie said. “Say, cap., haven’t those stove covers come yet?” When his “stove cover” did come, it came to the mother and not to “Purdie.” Such is tin work of the American life-savers, the guardians of our coast. For their bravery and self-sacrifice their sole reward is a “knowledge of days well spent and duties well performed.” But is this enough? Shall not the people of the United States make some provision for these men, who give the best part of their lives for ours? There is help for our heroes of war, their wives and their orphans, but for our heroes of peace there is — nothing. Bkutma M. Emkksox. The Happy Medium in Athletics SECOND HONOR UITE needless it would be to de- monstrate the benefit of Athletics, since the majority of people recog- nize their wholesome effects. They perceive that the harmonious ex- ercise of body and mind, such as is enjoyed in Athletics, tends to develop both mind and body. ' They realize that Athletics educate as well as do Latin and Mathematics. Moreover in that they bring all classes on a common footing where wealth and bluster count for nothing, where real worth alone is commended, they have a great equalizing tendency and produce as well as promote manliness. An old college man of the sixties said that in his time, no athletic disturbances broke in on the thought tilled quiet of those half monastic days. But those days have passed. A live, healthy Amer- ican of today must have action and healthy rivalry. Today is not whether Athletics shall exist in schools, but rather to what extent shall they he car- ried? The problem is, how much Athletics can a student stand and still do good work in class? As a general rule, students playing on school teams do not turn out such good work as usual. This must be expected. Practicing and playing take time. Of course there are some students who, by extra effort, maintain as good standing while engaged in athletics as before. Others fall in their studies but not below the passing mark. Still others so engaged fail utterly in their examinations and recitations. Although the cause of these fail- ures is generally pointed out as athletics, it is true that they might have occurred anyway. In fact there are cases when athletics are the cause of great improvement in studies. Since no one is allowed to play on the teams unless he is up in his studies, efforts are often made by students to THE S. H. S. AUTHENTIC 3 make lip their studies for that purpose Oue boy being down in five studies when the baseball season came, quickly made them up. Despite these favor- able cases, we honestly admit that athletics do not generally make the marks for studies any higher. The true solution would seem to consist in the establishment of a perfect understanding between the school authorities and the students, together with a sympathetic interest on the part of the prin- cipal and a strict enforcement of the rules for re- moving a player from the team when down in his studies. In this way resentfulness on the part of the speaker removed will be banished, the team will not sutler from measures too harsh and radical, and lastly tolerably good standing will be maintained in class, even bv those habitually indolent. The student must be brought to realize that the real business of school is study and he must act ac- cordingly. The majority will not make a living from Athletics, but rather by the use of the mental training so well started in school. Their duties will call for the use of the brain, which accordingly should be well stocked with knowledge. Since there are so many tilings which demand tlie time of a student, home duties, social events, school work, matters of class, school and societies, lie must think twice before entering the arena of Athletics. If he cannot do all these things he must eliminate the least important with common sense and good judgment. He must sacrifice some of his pleasures if lie puts much time on practicing. En- gaging in Athletics, far from constituting an excuse from study, should make the scholar more diligent, so as to overcome this handicap. Of course if a student does not maintain stand- ing in class, it is only justice to himself tiiat lie should be kept from playing until the work is made up. Although he may not realize it at the time and although he may feel injured it is for his own bene- fit and welfare. To give athletes a better chance to study, it has been suggested that they play but one inter- scholastic game a week. It is a good rule, but in a small school it would so break up the team as to cause the loss of important games. It would work well where there is a large supply of good players, but in a small town like ours it would be too radical a change. We play to win if win we can. To be sure the English idea of sport, to play for the fun and exer- cise there is in the game, is a good one. But we Americans are not satisfied with exercise alone. We must needs have a contest a struggle, actuated by rivalry and a determination to win. To excel is the spirit of the times on this side of the Atlantic. To summarize: Although Athletics are now an important factor in High School life, they must not so monopolize the student’s time as to leave him none for study. There is room for both if a little common sense and a pinch of the salt of good judgment is used. Athletes must use common sense, and as a general principal never place Ath- letics before school work. A good understanding must exist between pupil and principal, so that no ill feeling may exist when a player is removed from the team. Moreover, the student must aim for a happy medium in Athletics. Neither must he study and grind till the color of health has left his cheeks nor must lie so wear himself out in Athletics as to be unable to study. The student himself must solve this problem and lie can easily do it by following the sane doc- trine of the “happy mean.” William F. McHai.e. Class History N gathering these notes much diffi- culty has been experienced. Some records have been lost, some but faintly held in memory, hence some of the incidents mentioned herein do not conform exactly to the truth in all details, luit in a general sense they are accurate and reliable. We can hardly realize that our school days are over, that we shall never again assemble as a class in our dearly beloved High School. No one who lias not been through such an experience can real- ize how hard it is to break the bands forged by many years of congenial comradeship. We shall always feel that our High School course.was a vital part of our lives, and it is more than likely that in the future years we shall look back upon the time so spent as the happiest we have ever known. We entered the present High School building in the fall of 1001, with Misses Bryant and Clark for teachers. We were compelled to remain in the ninth grade three months longer than usual, on account of graduation day being transferred from March to June. Consequently we entered upon our 4 THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC Freshman year with unusually good preparation. We began our freshman year under the very able instruction of Miss Trowbridge, a very wide awake and exacting teacher. Now Mr. McLaugh- lin came to school one morning without his les- sons, at least that is our private opinion, for just before an algebra recitation lie went soundly to sleep. The class was called but no Mr. McLaugh- lin went with it. What awakened him, and a surprised boy lie was, I leave to your imagination. As a freshman class we were of course sub- jected as usual to hazing. The sophomores, or rather that part known as the “Wire Gang, " thinking one of our smaller boys altogether too fresh, captured him one recess and tried the egg cure on him, but sad to say, without doing him much permanent good. Poor Dodie seemed to get it from almost everyone, during his freshman year. Our first social at Mr. Padgett’s, on Chestnut street, will never be forgotten. The “Wire Gang” came down in force, bent on trouble. One of our young ladies, when almost within the door, was politely relieved of a nice large cake made especi- ally for the occasion. This cake was much appre- ciated by the heavy eaters in the “Wire Gang.” At the same time, one of our young men, anxious to defend the girls, shot an arrow gun out of a window. The Sophs vowed vengeance and unfor- tunately for poor Dan, later succeeded in getting it. We also held socials at Mr. Poor’s and at Miss Payson’s. At the latter place, Dan of the arrow gun, was seized by the irate Sophs and dumped into a nearby brook, much to the detriment of his clothes and temper. We broke the record for socials during this, our freshman year. The summer vacation passed quickly and we entered upon our sophomore year. We began the study of French under Miss Buzzed, and it imme- diately became one of our favorite studies. That excellent instructor had a way of making it extremely delightful to us. About this time there was a threatened division in our class, over the choice of the class colors and pin. The girls wanted one thing and the boys another. The matter was finally settled by a com- promise, the boys choosing the colors, Yale blue and white, and the girls the pin, the Fleur de lis. We were very glad to welcome Mr. Merryfield to our class at this time. He became one of our best members. We however, lost Padgett and Mr. Knapp, both good members, so the balance was on the debit side. We had taken our share of hazing during our freshman year, so we thought we would do a little on our own account. Accordingly, the night of the first freshman social, at Miss Hoffer’s, the gang went down to make trouble. Soon after we arrived, however, a large party of outsiders put in an appearance. Of course we were blamed for the fracas which took place, and the next morning the edict came forth, “No more hazing.” That settled hazing, as such, in the Stoneham High School. We were represented on the ’04 base ball team by Mr. McHale and Mr. Brown. In the great ball game with Wakefield that year, it was Brownie ' s hit which won the game. Perhaps there wasn’t something doing that night! At the beginning of our Junior year we were very sorry to learn of Miss Bingham’s resignation. She had been one of the best teachers we ever had. Miss Miner also resigned, Miss Turner and Miss Sherman coming to take their places. Mr. Sherman became a member of our class at this time, but we lost quite a number of boys, Mr Mann, Mr. Houston and Mr. Poor joined the ranks of the enemy, and graduated in the three years’ course with the class of ’05. We took up the study of geology. Mr. Emer- son made it an extremely interesting study. Many enjoyable trips were made to surrounding towns. The one to the Winchester sandbank is especially remembered because of its perilous but fascinating jumping off place. Astronomy in time took the place of geology, and we learned how to determine the latitude and longitude of a place, also the different constella- tions in the sky. While examining Jupiter s moons one night, Mr. William McHale’s head came within range of the telescope. Mr. Emerson who was looking through the telescope at the time exclaimed, “Willie, your head is in the way, and I can’t see a thing in it either.” In this fall term of our Junior year, Miss Vin- ton held a barn party. It has become famous in our minds. The other classes came up and lie- sieged us. Some windows were broken, croquet Dalis flew through the air. It was a miniature attack on Fort Sumpter over again. Well, they had their fun, but as the old adage says, “Those who dance must pay the fiddler,” and the besiegers had to fish down deep in their pockets to pay for their fun. Dodie, hearing a rumor that they had come after him in particular, was scared most to death. The girls surrounded him, went out the back way through an apple orchard, and escorted him to a safe distance from the fray, from whence he safely ran home. He doesn’t seem very grateful THE S. H. 5. AUTHENTIC 5 to them, however, for when it is recalled to his memory, he declares it never happened. In February we began to make flowers for the graduation decorations of ’05. Many enjoyable parties were held at the different houses. A little work was always followed by refreshments and games. The control of the “Authkxtic” passed into our hands the last part of May. From a wreck we have built it up into a respectable paper. A good subscription list would relieve its managers from soliciting so many advertisements from our con- genial merchants. We were glad enough to get back to school after the summer vacation, but we found things changed. Our beloved teacher, Miss Buzzell, was not there to welcome us. We were assured that although she was not well, she would probably be with us by Thanksgiving. Later news came that she was too ill to come then and we were all very much grieved, for siie was one of our best loved teachers. She has not been able to return since, but our hearts are with her in her trouble. At last we were in those back seats in room 13. How tickled we were, to be sure, for we had always coveted those very seats. We began the study of Chemistry under Miss Turner. In class one day Miss Turner asked Dodie what made rain water soft. Dodie replied that it became soft from falling so far. One day a tre- mendous explosion startled us in the laboratory. A column of blue flame shot up the sink spout at the tables of Mi 1 . McLaughlin and Miss Davis Carbon disulphide had been poured down the sinks and in some way hot sulphur found its way there also. Naturally a loud but harmless explosion followed. ' The class held a very enjoyable Senior Party Jan. 2(5, in Red Men’s hall. It was a success soci- ally and financially. A Shirt Waist Party also was held June 8, at the same place. Both were enjoyed by all who attended. Rehearsals for the play, “Among the Breakers,” were begun in December. It was produced Feb. 23 and was in every way a success. It was again produced April 25 at the request of the Athletic association. June 11 we held our banquet at the American House. The evening was full of fun and frolic. Mr. Hoev made an excellent toastmaster. One feature of the evening was a toast to our absent friend, Miss Buzzell, to whom our hearts turn in sympathy. The Platonic friendship of Harold and Bertha has been the cause of much merriment to the rest of us. And now I think my task is finished. If there is as much development in die years to come as has taken place in the past, I predict that you will hear from some of us in the near future. Wm. B. Maims Class Prophecy the early part of the year 1933, le Acme Mercantile Company oved into their new and coin- odious building at the corner of r ashington and Winter Streets. In my boyhood days it was always my desire to enter into the mercantile business, and now, at the opening of this new building, I found myself in charge of one of its leading departments. Therefore it seemed advis- able for me to spend some time abroad visiting the chief commercial cities, that I might keep in touch with the newest and best ideas, and incident- ally fulfil a long cherished dream of a trip across the Atlantic. Having made every preparation for my depar- ture, I now stand on the deck of the steamer “Mystic” waving a fond good-bye to friends and associates. Someone placed a hand on my shoulder. Turning around I was surprised to find my old classmate, Alton Estes, captain of the ship. We had many happy visits in his cabin, and in reminiscent mood talked of school life and class- mates. I told him, on my western trips I had run across several of our schoolmates. While in Buf- falo I always call upon our old friend Harold Sher- man, now running one of the largest department stores in that city. Harold has built up an enor- mous business, giving double silver stamps with every purchase, and in the shoe department, where they sell the “Emerson” shoe, he gives “1C to 1.” It is Harold ' s greatest sorrow that he couldn’t pass for a “heathen Chinee” and be under the tuition of Miss Emerson, now a missionary in the flowery kingdom. 6 THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC Harold tells me Harry Brown is a successful mine owner in Yakataga, Alaska, and is classed as a multi-millionaire, and lias already sent the town of Stoneham $1,000,000 to be used in building new schoolhouses. Edward Hines, now a civil engineer, is also out in that part of the country, and is about to marry a native and settle there. Alton said he liked nothing better than to arrive in port the latter part of the week, take a run out to Stoneham and get a baked bean supper at the home of Louise Davis, who is running a boarding house, as she could have just what she wanted to eat, and if she wanted strawberry short- cake twenty-one times a week, she had it. The last time he took supper there he met Ernest Bell and his wife Hazel. Ernest has taken up the min- istry, and has a charge in the town of Irving, N. H Oh ! by the way, isn’t that the little town where our old classmate, Winifred Payson moved to? The name Irving somehow or other made me think of her. Yes, and Ernest tells me she has bought a little cottage and is living out an ideal life, with her cats and parrot; just such a life as I should imagine our shy and retiring Winnie would care for. While in Stoneham, Alton tells me, lie heard Bertha Yancey was expected home for the summer after a nine years’ absence in the South. She is a successful teacher of languages in the largest school for girls in the state of Alabama. Thus we spent many a pleasant evening recalling old times and acquaintances. After an uneventful, tint delightful voyage, we hear the welcome cry of “land in sight.” Bidding Oapt. Estes goodbye, I set foot in one of the most interesting cities of Scotland. For magnitude, the shipbuilding industry of Glasgow is unparalleled in the history of nations. Walking through George’s square I ran across an old friend, Willard Moulton, who was interested in the ship yards, being himself a designer. He had just received a commission to design a yacht for Mrs. Nicholas Butterworth, (formerly Glare Price). Clare intends to set sail for “Turkey” when her yacht is completed. Willard had his first experience with yachts in sailing his craft on Durgin ' s pond long years ago. Edinburgh, the pride of Scotland, was my next point of interest, and in walking down its famous Princes street, I met our old friend Roy Dike, a scholarly looking gentleman in a black frock coat and a tall silk hat. Roy is now professor of mathematics at Harvard, and, like myself, was touring England and Scotland, and together we visited Holvrood castle, and the various points of interest in that beautiful city. Roy asked me if I had heard from Raymond Fisk of late years. Why, yes, it was only last summer, while out in Soutli Dakota, that I visited the farm run by our old classmate. Raymond is the proprietor of one of the most magnificent farms it was ever my good fortune to see. Raymond got his first taste for farming hoeing potatoes to earn money for a college ice at Downs’ ice cream parlors. On boarding the train for the East, I was surprised to find our conductor to he an old class- mate, Fred McLaughlin. Fred makes a most genial conductor, and we passed many an hour swapping experiences. Fred’s experiences could fill an encyclopedia. I learned through Fred that Julia Donovan had joined the sisterhood of St. Francis at Baltimore, Maryland, and was known as Sister Alice; that Alice Patclieti had joined the “Salvation Army” and was slumming in Chicago, and much praise was given her for the good work she had done. I asked Fred if lie ever ran across Marah Bancroft. Fred says, “Why yes, she is now a Mrs. Johnny Jones, a dealer in Anti-fat, and Marah quite frequently travels from place to place with her husband. Anti-fat seems to have no effect on Johnny’s 800 pounds of avoirdupois. Perhaps Marah wouldn’t let him test the article, as she always had a fondness for stout people.” After bidding Roy goodbye I took the train for London. When a stranger enters London, even though lie has been accustomed to life in a large city, lie recognizes at once that here is something superior to anything he has ever known. Of all great cities, London is the greatest. In visiting Westminster I noticed a distinguished looking gentleman ap- proaching. On coming nearer I recognized our friend, William Mcflale, senator from Massachu- setts, now on a visit to Ambassador Alexander Dowie, Jr. After chatting half an hour, I was delighted to learn to what heights of fame our old classmate Eflie Briggs had attained. She was now playing at the St. James, London, in “Twelfth Night.” In our school days Ettie showed marked ability as “Mother Carey” in the play “Among the Breakers.” After a few side trips to notable places in England, I set sail from Liverpool on the steamer “Enterprise,” and after a five days’ trip of stormy weather, arrived in New York, glad to set foot on the land of stars and stripes once more. THE S. H. 5. AUTHENTIC 7 Seeing by the paper that Martin McHale was in town (pitcher for the Boston Americans) the afternoon found me headed towards the ball grounds to root for Mart. After a victorious game for the Bostons, Mart and I proceeded to an up- town restaurant run by our classmate, Joe Hoey. Joe not being around that day, we sat down at one of the tables and I called for a double porterhouse steak, four inches thick, tender and juicy. “I want the finest piece of meat in New York.” “Deed, boss,” the waiter replied, “we aint got no such steak as that. If we had, Joe Hoey would eat it himself.” I spent that night at the home of Mart, a short distance out of the city, in a delightful little “Ivy” decorated cottage. The next day I set out to look up my old friend William Martin. I was fortunate to find him in his office, which had the sign “Dr. Martin” on the door. You may imagine, but I cannot describe, the cordial greeting ' with which he received me. He called in his wife — I thought he had a merry twinkle in his eye — and who should it be but our old classmate Bertha Hibbard. What a happy gathering it was around .the festive board that night. William’s sister Lila, now matron at St. Elizabeth hospital, had been called away, for which I was sorry, as Lila is always in demand at all festivities. Bidding them all goodbye I took the midnight train for Boston, and as I sat musing over the many happenings of my trip, and the old friends I had met, the thought came to me that the class of 1906 had turned out a fair representation of good American citizenship, and enough praise and grati- tude cannot be given, in the moulding of our character, to the good discipline and kindness and good advice given us in our boyhood and girlhood days at the Stoneham High School. George Walter Park. Class Oration “We live in deeds, not years.” coming into the world every ndividual is assigned some active art in life’s great drama. This art may be for a time unknown, ut if no obstacle intervenes, will ioon declare itself. In the tem- peraments and character of different persons there is intense and diverse activity. The natural powers are strengthened and modified by training and education. Progress in civilization in almost every century has come about through the lives of a few great men who “lived in deeds, not years.” Men have been converted from uncouth savagery to Christi- anity and refinement. Every nation of the earth has added its mite of culture to benefit the world, and all this through the deeds of a few great men. England has contributed her great works of litera- ture, Greece her great works of architecture, and America her various inventions. All this change has been brought about by individuals who are held in memory to tiiis day. For example, Alexander the Great, when but a young man, set out with a small army and defeated the Persians at Issus, then reduced Egypt and founded the great sea port of Alexandria. At the age of 33 he had practically conquered the world. Thus the course of history was altered and the geography of nations changed by one who “lived in deeds, not years.” Likewise Caesar fled from Rome because lie would not submit to the tyranny of Sulla. During his exile, though but a youth, he undertook an expedition against the barbarous pirates on the coast of Asia Minor and made them his prisoners. When Sulla died Cmsar fled from Rome and began that marvelous career which soon made him consul. During his term as consul he undertook foreign expeditions, he defeated the Germans, subdued the Britons, and bent the whole world to his power, till he was assassinated by men jealous of his suc- cess. When Caesar died Rome lost “the foremost man of all this world,” but his deeds have survived for twenty centuries. Did not the heroic deeds of our ancestors of the Revolution give us privileges such as no other people enjoy? Did not the heroic deeds of the soldiers of the civil war give freedom to 4,000,000 colored people of the south? More than a century has passed since Washington and his soldiers suffered that we might be free, but their deeds remain in the memory of a grateful people. In all the wars from Washington till now, the young men have borne a conspicuous part. Truly the country is in debt to those who “lived in deeds, not years.” It is true that every man is not capable of 8 THE. S. H. 5. AUTHENTIC following the walks traversed by the few renowned men. All have not the same capabilities nor oppor- tunities, still each should do what he can. The results of our actions must follow us beyond the grave. They are the only things we can take with us when we die. Our deeds will be in existence when everything else is gone. Some things are eternally true. Nearly a century ago James Philip Bailey wrote, — “We live in deeds, not years, in thoughts, not breaths, In feelings not figured on a dial. We count time by heart throbs. He most lives, who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” Fiskdkrick Luo McLaughlin. Commencement Ode Class of 1906 Words and Music by Effie Frances Brians Joy and gladness, grief and pain, Mingle in our hearts today, As we fondly recollect School days that have passed away. Patiently the seed was sown, Time will prove our garnered thought, When the harvest comes to all And we reap as we have wrought. All our childhood’s dreams are past. All our merry hours of play. We have reached the gate at last Opening to a brighter day. Strong in faith with hopeful hearts, Journeying on the heights we climb Culling laurel leaves and flowers But to weave in air sublime. Classmates, teachers, friends, farewell Hands unclasped as on we go. Future joys will ne’er efface Mem’ries we alone can know. In the years beyond our ken, Where the sunlight never dies May we hope to meet again, In the home beyond the skies. Athletic Notes D uring the greater part of the season the Baseball team has played against “hard luck,” losing many of its games by the closest of scores. The team work seems to be good, but errors at critical moments and inability to bat when hits were needed, are responsible for the losses. This is the first year for many of the players, but they are gaining experience for the coming years which, we hope, will prove more successful. Only three members of the team graduate this year, leaving six veterans for next year’s team. There is plenty of good material in the school but it is developing slowly. The need of a coach has been felt keenly this year, and it is hoped that next year it will be possible to have one. The team lost an eleven inning game to Water- own High School, and a sixteen inning league game to Saugus. Saugus also defeated us on the 17th of June, at Saugus, thereby making sure of the Middlesex League Cup. Saugus has an excep- tionally strong team this year, in contrast to for- mer years, and we are pleased that as Stoneham cannot have the cup, it is going to Saugus. One of the best games of the season was played with Reading, Stoneham winning 7 to (! The school turned out well to see the game, and the encouragement their cheers gave to the players is easily seen by the manner in which the Stoneham boys made hits in the ninth inning when three runs were needed to win the game. Manager Murphy of the football team is ar- ranging a good schedule for the coming season and has in mind a large number of candidates for the team. With Hay as captain the season ought to prove a successful one. THE 5. H. S. AUTHENTIC 9 THE S. H. S. AUTHENTIC Published every month in the interest of the Class of 1907, Stoneham Hi£h School Subscription price, 50 cents per year, single copies 1 0 cents For sale at W. E. Whittier’s and A. W. Rice’s Editor-in-Chief, William H. Murphy Athletic Editor, Norman Lister Literary Editor, Martha L. Scally Alumni Editor. Alice J. Cogan CLASS EDITORS Exchange Editor, Ethel Hoffer Military Editor. Philip E. Buck 1906, Winifred I. Payson 1907, Alice J. Cogan. J. Algernon Forbes 1908, Elva E. Andrews 1 909, Doris Worthen 9th Grade. Effie L. Hale, Lewis A. Weston Business Manager, Clyde R. Perry Assistant Manager, Arthur Waite PRINTED BY WHITTIER. STONEHAM. MASS. Editorials With this issue we take up the publication of the “Authkntio” for the coming ' year; and already we have begun to realize some of the difficulties attendant to making the paper a success. We regret very much the necessity of soliciting adver- tisements from the Stoneham merchants. We fully realize that, their generosity has been severely taxed during the past few years, and our greatest hope is to obtain a subscription list so large that we may be independent of advertising. To the Seniors we extend our best wishes and the hope that they will succeed and prosper in whatever lines of life they enter upon. As the cup of the Middlesex Baseball League does not come to Stoneham. we are glad that the Saugus High School team is the successful one. We greatly admire the good-will, enthusiasm and school spirit shown by the Saugus students in supporting their baseball team. Surely their atten- dance at the games and the encouragement they give to the players ought to furnish an example to Stoneham. The Baseball team has not been very success- ful as far as winning games is concerned. Our weakest point seems to be in batting, and no team can be successful unless it is strong in this depart- ment of the game. However perfect the fielding may be. the game depends in a large measure upon the ability of the players to get hits. We hope that next year we may have a coach to help us in til is respect . The annual High School picnic will be held June 29, at Canobie Lake. For the last two years the picnic has been held here, and all those who were present will testify to the many enjoyments and the good time to be had. Class Notes 1906 Fredie in French — “que vous etes crees l’un pour l’antre” — “that you were crazy for each other.” Mr. F. translating German — “Meine Mutter hat’s gewolt” — “My mother’s hat’s got well.” Ttodie is very smart, as will be seen by the following : “Holt dich die Mutter Heim in die Nacht” — “You carry your mother home at night.” Our learned William said the following: “A ferment is the organization that causes fermentation.” The day after the Senior banquet, Mr. Hinds remarked in astronomy : “Say, Mr. Emerson, I never saw the moon look so funny as it did last night.” I wonder why ! Miss T. informed the physiology class that potato bugs came from seeds ! 10 THE 5. H. S. AUTHENTIC Mr. McL. translating French — “j’offrais mon bras a madamoiselle jusqu’ a la ferine de Gencais’’ — “I ottered iny arm to Madamoiselle as far as the Gencais farm ” Rather a long arm, wasn’t it? Especially if the farm was very far away. More new books : The Education of a Mann, The Art of Reading, A New and Up-to-date Algebra, How to be Graceful, Reminiscences of By-gone Days, Clare Price Alton Estes Roy Dike Willard Moulton Alice Patchett Class Pins, Badges and ALL KINDS OF Lmblem Buttons Furnished at Boston Prices H. L. Bellows, Jeweler Central Square, Stoneham As is their usual custom, Mr. and Mrs. Brown entertained the class of ’OG in the lunchroom June 20. Delicious ice cream and cake were served ar.d the class wholly appreciated the fact that it was delicious. We thank them very much and wish them greater success, if possible, in their work in the future. 1907 Mr. Emerson. “What way does the tail of a comet point?” Mr P-r-y. “Away from its head.” Bright, wasn’t he? G. W. Nickerson, M.D. OFFICE HOURS 3 to 4 and 7 to 8 55 Central Street Stoneham Miss Wade tells ns that we are the most fool- ish class in English that she ever met. Why not try and do better? The class wishes to thank the Decorating Com- mittee, and especially its chairman, Miss Scall.v, for the work it has done. One of the little boys in our class wanted to know if Swift didn’t write fast. Miss Turner tells us that there are a lot of chestnuts in town. Wonder where she found them? Every young lady admires a well shod foot and every young man admires a fine looking shoe. Both parties can be satisfied by buying their shoes of J. B. 5anborn 305 Main Street Stoneham Mr. Emerson. “When do you see the old moon in the west after sunrise?” Mr. Estes. “I dunno, I saw it this morning.” We regret to say that Jenkins is singing with the Freshmen. But what should we expect? The Junior play, “Down in Maine,” was held in the armory May 1G, and was a grand success both socially and financially. It was said by many that it easily eclipsed any previous High School entertainment in town. We extend our sincere thanks to our instructor, Mr. Charles Harold, for his earnest labor in bringing us success. Geo. O. Bucknam ....Florist.... Cut Flowers and Designs for All Occasions All Orders Delivered Greenhouses, 9 East Street Stoneham TELEPHONE. 31-6 THE S. H. S. AUTHENTIC 1908 As vve come to the close of our second year of High School life, we begin to realize that “tempos fugit.” We think that the reason that we have not proved record breakers in all the studies of our Sophomore year, is because we were handicapped by that “speed limit.” Miss Wade, dictating some sentences to the French class. “I want every girl — ” A voice from the back of the room. (Ben’s of course). “So do I.” It was with much regret that we learned that Sleeper had decided to leave school, having accept- ed a position with ,T. B. Sanborn. We were depending upon Warren to win more honors for the glory of ’08, Geometry I, First Division. “Mr. Emerson, aren’t similar triangles equal?” Mr. E., elucidating. “Well, Ralph, a sheep is an animal and a horse is an animal?” Ralph. “Yes sir.” Mr. E. “Then they are similar. But are they equal?” Ralph. “But can’t you superpose one upon the other?” Mr. E. “Yes, but they wont coincide.” If any of the Seniors are contemplating writ- ing a book, as was suggested in the last issue of the “Autiihktic.” we would recommend that they secure the services of our class artist, E. Gray. His illustration of “Platonic Friendship lias only to he seen to be appreciated. May 18, 190(1, we held a social in G. A. R. hall. The class was well represented, and Misses Sherman and Turner acted as chaperones. The last social of the year was held at the home of Miss Nevins, June 14. It was a very enjoyable occasion and we separated at a late hour. “Cave canem.” “A wreath of ears” was the rather amusing translation given bv Miss W. for the phrase, “une trentaine d’oreilles.” According to Hnrld’s unabridged, “defatigatio” — “fatigueness.” The year has passed all too quickly. We should be sorry that our Sophomore days were over but for the fact that we have finished physics. Vacation Togs WL’VL GOT ’EM Negligee Shirts, Sweaters, Bathing Suits, Belts, Straw Hats, Caps, Flan- nel Pants, Kharki Pants, and Duck Pants. All the late cuts and kinks. T. P. Brady Co. The Good Clothes Store 260 Main Street Stoneham Compliments of Bell Hardware Co. POSTAL CARDS Fine Views of Spot Pond, Public Buildings and the Square in Stone- ham. Buy the Souvenir Letter with six single page and one double page views all for 10 cents. This is the place for all kind of Stationery, etc. W. L. Clark Stoneham 12 THE. S. H. 5. AUTHENTIC 1909 The offcers of the Class of 09 are as follows : Pres., Ivy Gilbert. Vice Pres-, Leo Corcoran. Secretary, George Leach. Treasurer, Edna Leach. One rainy day Mr. Emerson gave Algebra I the following problem : ‘•If there is one absent in the Senior class, two in the Junior class, and three in the Sophomore, why are there ten absent in the Freshman and nineteen in the ninth grade.” Corcoran replied that lie thought it rained too hard, anti Mr. Emerson said that was the correct solution. Mr. C. gives this sentence in English : A con- tented mind is like a fair day, a discontented mind like a rainy day. Mr. VV. gave this as an equivalent English sentence for “The English won the day.” “The English walked off with the victory.” Miss Sherman thinks Grover’s seat is capable of holding a boy his size. A new translation for the famous line “And fired the shot heard round the world” was given us bv Mr. C. It was this: “And heard the shot fired round the world.” Mr. Emeraon uses the old rule for cooking a rabbit to explain algebra problems by. Ninth Grade Miss G. “What mineral is most abundant there?” Miss Blake. “Fish.” Mr. B-t-h-l-er. “Please may I have some per- mission to get a book?” “Pay more attention to your lessons, Miss B.” Please give Mr. R. a voice mute. It is always hot enough for the windows to be opened in room three just at noon time. Military Notes Six full squads turned out on Memorial Day to act as escort to the G. A. R., and acquitted them- Toilet Articles SUCH AS Toilet and Sachet Pow- ders, Cold Cream, Bay Rum, Glycerine, Tooth Pastes, Rose Water, Vio- let Ammonia, Vaselines, Witch Hazel and Toilet Soaps may be found at REASONABLE, PRICES AT Copeland Bowser’s L. J. C. McKLLN Merchant Tailor 1 Franklin Street 5toneham FLORENCE, H. TRL5ILIAN, M.D. OFFICE HOURS 8-9 a.m., 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Common Street StoneFiam R. L. SHERIDAN SQUARE - Are You Going To Build ? We Will Furnish The Bricks At 10 Cents Each PARKER C. WEBBER CARPENTER AND BUILDER STONEHAM, MASS. Jobbing Promptly Attended To THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC 13 selves in a manner that reflects great credit on the school The officers and drillmaster are to be congratulated upon the high standard of proficiency shown by the company, the result of long-con- tinued, earnest work on the part of both the officers and privates. After the parade ice cream was served to the Cadets by the officers and many thanks arc due Capt. Barnstead for his financial aid on the refreshment bill. The officers chosen for the ensuing year are as follows : Capt., Philip E. Buck. 1st Lieut., Clyde R. Perry. 2nd Lieut., Arthur E. Fryer. 1st Sergt., Ralph A. Jenkins. Qm. Sergt., William H. Murphy. 2nd Sergt., John E. Dannahy. 3rd Sergt., Benjamin W. Grant. 4th Sergt., Parker J. Hutchins. 5th Sergt., Ira E. Buinpus. Musician, Donald Muuroe. Corporals, Charles E. Ervin, Ernest L. Gray, Daniel Hurld, Oliver It. Souther, K. Roland Bateh- eller, Chester C. Steele, J. William Hines. During the last few weeks there has been some talk about forming a battalion of the S. H. S. Cadets, and although we will in all probability not have one next year, still it is an object to be looked forward to in the next few years. Alumni Notes Joseph B. Finnegan ’Of) has been elected pro- fessor in the Armour Institute of Technology of Chicago. Ralph R. Patch ’02 has graduated from the Institute of Technology. John Reilly has graduated from B. U. Miss Marcia Brown ' 03 has married Mr. Fred Peterson of this town. Miss Ida Maxwell ’04 is employed by the H. B. Torrey Marble Company of Boston. Miss Stacy Finnegan ’05 is working for W. C. Brooks Co. of Boston. Harry Mellett is working for W. II. Qualters. Alonzo Parks ’05 is a brakeman on the B. M. railroad Compliments of H. B. Tucker TRY A. W. RICE S CIRCULATING LIBRARY FRANKLIN 5TRLLT Harry L. Hersam Manufacturer of Cutting Dies Lawn Mowers, Knives, Axes, and in fact Lverything Sharpened Comer Main and Union Streets Stoneham W. A. Thompson The Leading Grocer at Farm Hill BLOMBLRG FIRST CLASS HOML BAKERY GIVE US A TRIAL Milk Bread, Doughnuts, etc., Fresh Lvery Day 14 THE. 5. H. S. AUTHENTIC Webster Debating Society The annual election of the Webster Debating Society was held June 6, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year : Pres., Clyde R. Perry. Vice Pres., John Dannahy. Sec., Arthur Waite. Treas., William H. Murphy. The past year has been one of the most suc- cessful in the history of the Society, and it is to be hoped that the coining year will show no decline. We regret to state that by graduation we lose live of our best members: Messrs. W. McHale, Hoey, Martin, Hines and Sherman. When school begins in September we shall need seven new members to till the membership list and until new members are admitted the Society will contain only juniors and sophomores. We should like very much to see some enterprising freshmen as members as it is only by beginning early that one can hope for any great advantage. Do not be alarmed, because it requires a unanimous vote of the Society to become a member, but make application early. Application blanks may lie obtained from the secretary or members. ELxchange Notes In reading over the various exchanges we notice that there are more short stories than we seem able to obtain. The Aegis and Phillips High School Review lead in this respect this month; Aunt Hilda’s story in the latter being especially commendable. Surely there are some members of this school who could write interesting stories for this paper. Write them up during vacation, and when school opens in September show us the results. Where is your pride, your school spirit? Shall we be behind other schools in making our paper a “howl- ing success?” Stir yourselves and help us next September. The supporters of the Legends seem to be of a poetic turn of mind. Their April number is exceedingly interesting, while many of the ex- changes are dry, to say the least. Since this is the last “Authentic” of the term, let everyone aid in advancing it next year. James A. Jones Insurance Whittier’s Building Central Square, Stoneham LISTER THE FLORIST Flowers For All Occasions William Street Stoneham L. B. White Lynn and Stoneham Express Team Leaves at 8 a.m., Returning About 3 p.m. Dr. George Hipkiss 1 074 Boylston 5t., Boston Residence, 325 Main 5t., Stoneham Geo. L. Kirk Carpenter and Builder 1 Washington Ct., Stoneham D. J. MACKAY Florist and Gardener Wedding and Funeral Designs, Cut Flowers Lawns and Gardens Cared For Emery Court Stoneham Compliments of A Friend THE S. H. 5. AUTHENTIC 15 Compliments of ABC Store Compliments of Tom Patchett T ' V i Wmark Records “Shorty” Richards Telephone 161-3 Corner Hancock and Main Streets Stonetiam Astonishingly Low Prices in All Kinds of Monumental Work BY BLNNLTT PLRRY SON Dr.G.W.Deming, Dentist OFFICE HOURS 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 1.30 to 2.30 p.m. Room 2 CFiase’s Block Central Square Tel. 38-5 Stonetiam HAYWARD LITCH E.XPRE.5S COMPANY Compliments of James H. Duncklee The Ice Man William Kelly The Custom Tailor Central Square Stonetiam BLANCHARD, KLNDALL CO. Lumber, Lime, Cement Office and Yard Pomewortti St., Stonetiam Teleptione Connection EVERYTHING BUT DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES AT HARDING’S C. H. Severance The Champion Grocer at Farm Hill Dr. A. B. Jenney OFFICE HOURS Till 9 a.m., 1-3 and 6.30-8 p.m. 34 Franklin Street Stonetiam Mrs. A. L. Keyes Dress and Cloak Maker Tailor Made Suits a Specialty 58 Wrigtit Street Stonetiam 16 THE 5. H. 5. AUTHENTIC THL WHITMAN STUDIO Photographic Portraiture 327 Broadway - - - Chelsea, Mass. Compliments of M. A. Scally Compliments of Ldward Caldwell DELICIOUS Pineapple Lolly-Pop AT Lmerson’s the Druggist Richard trvin FIRST CLASS HOR5LSHOLR and BLACKSMITH Main Street opp. Montvale Avenue Stoneham T. R. Symmes Bread, Cake and Pastry Main Street, Stoneham PFione tFie Up-to-date Prescription Drug Store. 2 Public TelepFiones 21003 and 21005 Our Motto: — Honesty, Accuracy, Intelligence J. L. OAKE S, Prescription Druggist C. O. Russell Cigar Store, Pool Room 272 Main Street Stoneham WL SLLL THL FAMOUS Walk-Over S3.50 and S4.00 for Men Dorothy Dodd 52.50 to $4.00 for Women SOLE AGENTS FOR STONEHAM MURRAY BROS. 266 s n e eet Dr. B. C. Gilbert Dentist Central Square, StoneFiam HOURS: TELEPHONE 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stoneham 39-5 Mass. Engraving Co. Half Tone Line Work 104 Hanover Street, Boston established 1 880 Incorporated 1 903 W. P. FletcFier Box Co. Wooden and Paper Boxes Fine Label Printing Factory, Pleasant Street Stoneham Dr. L. F. Gillon - Dentist HOURS 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays 9 to 12 a.m. 449 Main Street Wakefield TELEPHONE. 321 Winchester Laundry Company THE. BEST BUT NOT THE CHEAPEST CONVERSE PLACE WINCHESTER E. O’Donnell Plumber and Steamfitter Franklin Street, Stoneham A E, HER5EY 274 Main Street Stoneham Currier’s Cooling Cream Cures Chaps NOT STICKY OR GRE.ASY MAKES HANDS SOFT C O. Currier Pharmacist Edward P. Waitt Hairdresser Next to C. W. Houghton’s Main St, Stoneham C. W. Nash Dealer in First Class Farm Produce Team Around Every Day Compliments of A Friend John Best Auctioneer, Real Estate Antique Furniture Bought and Sold Central Square Stoneham Page Wire Fence is the Cheapest and Best It can be erected for about the cost of the posts in an ordinary fence. Geo. E. Perry, Agent 20 Pleasant Street Stoneham Almost Anything Made or Repaired BY Charles Baldwin 319 Main Street Stoneham COMPLIMENTS OF AYLOR-FURNL55 COAL CO. 5TONEHAM, MASS. Compliments of A Friend I. Horovitz dealer Yard and Office, Gould Street Formerly Carbee ' s Coal Yard Orders left at Boyce’s Livery Stable C. M. Boyce Son Livery, Hack and Boarding Stable Cor. Main and Pleasant Sts, Stoneham A Public Carriage can be Obtained by Leaving Orders at Stable Compliments of Joseph O. Blier Funeral Designs Furnished at Short Notice at Wyndhurst 32 High Street Stoneham M. O’Keeffe Flour - $4.80 bbl Tea - - 60c lb 70 STAMPS FREE Coffee - - 35c lb 40 STAMPS FREE Sugar $4.80 per 100 lbs Compliments of Dr. Cowdrey Guy Trombetta Tonsorial Rooms Central Square, Stoneham T. R. McNelly First Class Horseshoer Main Street, Stoneham Gloucester FisFi Market Opposite Stone Forsyth ' s Main Street Stoneham

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