Stoneham High School - Wildlife Yearbook (Stoneham, MA)
- Class of 1915
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VOLUME XXXI JUNE l9l5 NUMBER 3
PUBLISHED BY THE JUNIOR CLASS OF THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL
Une ,Autlyentir Qihiinrial Staff
Editor-in-Chief, Karl H. Craigie Athletic Editor, Lester M. Healey
Assistant Editor, Charles C. Kerwin. Joke and Local Editor, Tracy Andrews
Literary Editor, Helen L. Carter Stqf Artist, Russell S. Colley
Military Editor, Wesley A. Fisher
1915, Dustin Downs 1917, Josephine Cogan
1916, Ruth A. DeMings 1918, Ruth Chamberlain
From present indications the forming of a Triangular Debating League,
as suggested by an AUTHENTIC editorial, is an assured fact. Committees
from Wakefield, Reading and Stoneham have met three times and definite
plans are now under way. Mr. Clyde W. Carter of Stoneham has been
elected as General Committee Chairman and Mr. Turner of Reading as
Secretary. A constitution is now being drafted and will shortly be submit-
ted tor the signature of the different societies comprising the league which
ls to be known as the Middlesex Triangular Debating League.
Thevtlrst annual Interclass Debate, between teams representing the
Sophomores and Jlmiors was held in Assembly Hall, on the evening of May
The question was, Resolved: That the fraternity is undesirable in the
secondary schools of our country.
The Junior team, upholding the negative side, won the debate, and re-
ceived the loving cup presented by the Washington Club for the best team.
The Junior team consisted of Geo. Sargent, Capt., Clyde Carter, Wesley
Fisher, and Karl Craigie, Alternate.
Mr. Wesley Fisher of the Junior team' won the G. W. Bell medal for the
best individual debater.
The Sophomore team consisted of George McDermott, Capt. Lemuel
Childs, Bruce Whiston, and George Atkinson, Alternate. I
The presiding otilcer was Mr. Jas. J. McDonald, Pres. of the Webster
The judges were Principal Chas. J, Emerson, Superintendent A. B.
Webber and Mr. Walter Gorham.
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21135152 313311 Finnegan . . ...... ...... U .382
Every baseball team must have a Ryder ' '380
few had years. This year was Stone- Martm ' " ' '366
ham's. The fact that quite a few Temple "" ' '346
veterans were lost by 'graduation to- McDonald ' '324
grther with the fact that injuries laid Demvsey " ' '256
up some of the players, helped put us Conway " 254
out of the running. Healey " ' '230
The team started off with new uni-
forms, thanks To the girls and the
Athletic Association. They won the
first game from Saugus 8 to 5.
One of the most interesting of the
league games was the one with Win-
chester. Stoneham took the lead at
the start, batting out four runs from
Mathews in the first inning. They
kept the lead until the seventh, when
Winchester scored four runs tlirou-gh
errors in the outheld, Winning the
game 6 to 4.
On May 12, the nine took their old
rivals, Wakefield into camp by a score
of 4 to 2. Temple pitched a fine
game, keeping the opponents' hits
The team has great need of a
coach. In many of .the games it has
ontbatted its opponents and then lost.
Also many good chances to win
games have been lost through plays
which a coach would have prevented.
It seems a pity that such a good bat-
ting team should not have the proper
Though the kindness of Mr. T. R
Healey, a beautiful silver cup was of-
fered for the player securing the
highest batting average in more than
tive league games. The following
column shows the final averages.
McGa.h . . ............. ...... . 200
The competition was even more
close than the figures show, as both
Ryder and Martin came within a
hair's 'breadth of dcposing Finnegan,
as the champion in the last game.
The school, as well as the team owes
its thanks to Mr. Healeyj
The recent controversy between
Stoneham and Woburn High has
finally been settled in Stonehanfs
favor. Judge Morton, in rendering the
iinal decision refused to allow the
case to go to a higher court as
Woburn desired it should.
The team and the school deeply re-
gret the loss of Capt. Worthen to the
track team, his illness making it un-
safe for him to run. George McDer-
mott was elccted captain in his stead,
In the recent interclass meet the
Sophomores won easily. The Senior
class came in second: the Freshman
class third, and the Junior class last.
As there is to be no football next
year, it is hoped that all our efforts
will be put on the track work, and
that we will have one of the best
teams ever had at Stoneham.
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Self reliance ls a quality, much neglected among pupils ln the schools
of today: and it is a quality to which much more attention should be given.
It is easy to get into the rut of asking another about little things in
your studies: and you soon get still deeper into the rut, by letting him do
more and more of your work until finally he does the greater part of it.
As a result, what will happen? You will try to bluff your way, and although
blutl' may cause temporary success, it never results in permanent success.
You will be inefficient, and lnetilclency is a quality which business men do
not consider at all desirable.
When you get out into the world, you will not find everyone willing to
help you in your work, as your friend did at school. You must do it all
yourself. Don't imagine that your superiors are going to help you to rise in
the world. They are working for their own advancement,-not yours. If
you expect a big j-ob when you get into the world-you will be obliged to
work for it! The man who wills can do anything he determines to do. You
must not let others do it for you. In doing it yourself, your brain power
will expand, and you will ibe a bigger man for doing it.
And so, be self-reliant-do it yourself-and you will succeed.
Cigarette smoking has been universally condemned 'by scientists and
learned men. Thomas Edison tells us that it has a violent action on thc
nerve centers. It also produces degeneration of the brain cells, which hap-
pens very rapidly among growing boys. This degeneration is permanent and
As a result of smoking the brain acts more and more slowly, and the
nervous system is paralized. Boys who are in the clutch of the cigarette
habit become its slaves. They cannot put their minds on their work. Boys
think they can smoke a little now and then and stop when they please.
They don't understand that the continued use of cigarettes weakens their
will so much, that when they want to stop, they cannot.
Smoking lowers etliciency in all lines, thereby undermining the victim's
future. Business men prefer non-smokers as their employees, for an habit-
ual smoker is both morally and physically inefllclent.
The cigarette strikes a direct blow at the most vital organ of the body
-the heart. For this reason it is dangerous for the cigarette addict to en-
gage ln athletics. The boy with a weakened heart is more lla-ble to suc-
cumb to tuberculosis or other acute disease. '
The relation ot tobacco, especially ln the form of the cigarettes, to
opium and alcohol is very close. A boy starts smoking before he begins
drinking. He is likely to resort to alcohol to soothe the muscular unrest
received from the cigarette. From alcohol he goes to morphine for the
same reason. Cigarettes, liquor and drugs are the logical and regular series.
"I am not much of a mathematician," said the cigarette, "but I can add
nervous troubles to a boy: I can subtract from his physical energy: I can
divide his mental powers: I can multiply his aches and painsg I can take
Interest from his work, and discount his chances for success."
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"God didn't create Provincetown," said an old native once to Charles
Burton. "It washed there."
It might be said with equal significance that out of the bed of Lake
Michigan was washed up Gary, Indiana, a city whose site was so sandy and
drear that wmhen a few years ago, a moving picture concern wanted a iilm
showing a. scene in an African desert, camels and all the necessary para-
phernalia were sent to Gary.
Where seven years ago there was a population of a scanty three hun-
dred, the United States Steel Corporation has caused to spring up a bustl-
ing city of forty thousand, modern in every respect.
As its population, representing thirty nationalities, increased, the few
schools proved insuillcient to meet the new demands. Something had to be
When Mr. Wm. A. Wirt, the newly elected Supt. of Schools, was asked
his opinion of the schools already built, he said, "Well, you've made an ex-
ceedingly bad beginning." .
"Why, they're built on the most modern American lines," the steel
"Exactly," replied Mr. Wirt, "that's just what's the trouble with them."
He then explained his plan of an ideal school. When they understood
that his system would do the Work of three modern American schools, they
were moved by this demonstration of 60011011152 And so it happened that
Gary obtained the finest school system in the country, not because it was so
rich, but because it was so poor.
Under this system, the kindergarten, primary, grammar, high school and
two years of college are in one school. This, in a large measure, solves the
problem of pupils' leaving school, for as there are no graduations from
grammar to high school, the pupils find no convenient stopping places.
They are promoted by subjects rather than by grades: for example,
in mathematics. a pupil might be in the eighth grade, while in Latin he
might he a. sophomore in high school. This feature is ibetter economically,
for it is cheaper to have completely equipped centers than to duplicate such
equipment in many smaller centers.
Nowadays, 'boys and girls have too much time on their hands, 1 con-
dition which leads many to habits of vice and idleness. In Gary, this sit-
uation is met by the fact that the school day is from nine until six and
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that a third of that time is spent in the jolliest and healthiest supervised
play. Of the other two-thirds, one is given to academic work and one to
the learning of some useful art or trade. In other words, the Gary idea
is to substitute the supervised play in .the schools for the non-supervised
play in the streets. ' -
School is compulsory five days a week for ten months, but the building
is kept open the year round. The pupils may take their long vacation any
season of the year they please. It is both surprising and interesting to
know that over one-half the scholars come back on Saturdays, evening and
vacation quite as much for their studies as for their sports.
The school plant is utilized evenings largely -by adults and older boys
and girls, who work in the mills. Theatres, plays, and supervised dancing
are also held in the school certain evenings of the week.
This ideal school includes beside the academic equipment, a play-
ground, garden, park, school farm, social center, library, and a work-snop
in charge of trade-union masters where carpentry, cabinet making, plumb-
ing, housepalnting and practically all the important trades are taught. The
girls have classes in all branches of domestic science.
The teachers are specialists, who teach one subject only. The old-fash-
loned grade room, where the children recited all their lessons to the same
worn out teacher, has been abolished. There is a room where arithmetic is
taught, others are occupied exclusively with English, Latin and so on.
The playground, workshop, and classrooms are always tilled. One third
of the children are at play, one-third are in the shops, and one-third are in
the classrooms all of the time. 'When the division which ls in the class-
rooms has iinished its studies, it passes out to play: those in the shops,
in turn, come in to till the classrooms, and those who were at play go into
the shops. -School is thus a succession of work and play.
As said before, economy is manifest, for just three times the number
of pupils may be accommodated in a school of this kind as in the ordinary
American school. ,
If a child is deficient in arithmetic, he may for a few days give up his
play, remain in the same room for the next period and have the work over
again with the incoming class.
In Gary, the individual child is trained and the studies are -fitted to his
needs, instead of the -child trying to adapt himself to studies perhaps wholly
unsuited and distasteful to him. ,
Once in a while a lad presentshimselt at the principal's office announc-
in-g that he is going to leave school. "Why, John, what's the trouble?" the
principal asks. "Are you tired of your studies?"
"Yes, I am," replies John.
"What would you like to be, John?"
"Well, sir," answers John, "I think l'd like to be a plumber."
"That's a good trade, my boy," the principal agrees. Then he suggests
John drop his studies and devote all his time'to learning the trade in the
Perhaps John finds out that he doesn't like plumbing. If so, he can test
the Work in all the different shops until he Ends a trade suited to his tastes,
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He has the advantage of being able to experimentiin school, and does not
in after life have to drift from job to job-forever seeking but never finding
the Work for which he is 'best fitted.
The different shops are not only self supporting, but are an annual
source of income to the schools, for the boys learning the different trades
do the entire repairing.
The school grounds which are divided into two parts, one for the
girls and the other for the boys, are kept immaculate by them. In each
part are swimming pools, sand pits, tennis courts and, in fact, every con-
ceivable kind of playground apparatus and equipment which has been almost
entirely planned and built by the pupils. Woe to him who molests any
shrubbery which they have planted in the rich, black soil.
One remaining feature deserves brief mention. Mr. Herbert Roberts,
who visited the schools, in a spirited report, says in part:
One of the basement rooms in the Emerson school bears the legend--
K Mayor and C1erk'S Oilice.
Inside is a semi-circle of aldermanic chairs with the mayor's siege d' honneur
at the top. Here the representative council of Boyville, elected by the duly
qualified voter, meets and passes its law. The other day, it passd ft law
making the kids cut out going over people's vacant lots in the school neigh-
borhood. Did it themselves. The boys called for more garbage cans for
Gary and a stricter enforcement of the cigarette law. The fact of the busi-
ness is that in live years' time, the kids of Boyville will be running that
town of Gary and running it right. ln live years the Gary schools will
own the whole works and everybody in it."
Truly, the Gary Schools are an "alma mater," a fostering parent in the
good old Latin sense of the Word. . '
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We are told by wtise men that we can know only by contrast. After we
have tasted something bitter, we know by contrast what is sweet if we
haveexperienced pain, we understand pleasure. Consequently, it is often
well to contrast our lot with that of people who have lived under less for-
Girls, can you carry yourselves back in imagination about two hundred
years? Imagine yourself strolling to school with your sister of yesterday-
not to learn the three R's, reading, 'ritin.g, and 'rithmetic, as your ibrothers
do : but to learn only the househld arts of cooking, knitting, weaving, gar-
ment making, and the like.
After completing this narrow system of education what future do you
face? Splendid courses in universities, seminaries or business colleges?
Oh, no! Your task is to win a husband. You must first flll a chest with
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clothing to be used in your future domestic lifeg not until this is done may
you be married. It is then by no means a hard task to wln a husband-
bachelors and old maids being objects of much contempt. At one time there
was in Boston a very ancient old maid of twenty-five summers, who was
looked at terribly askance. .
Your husband won, your woman's task of home making is exceedingly
dillicult. Not only must you feed your family, but also spin and weave the
cloth wherewith to clothe them all, mould the candles, and compound Your
own medicines, some of which seem very queer in comparison with our
present scientific methods of treatment. For instance, a sure remedy for
rickets I must impart to you. Take a -bushel of snails and boil them in fbeer,
add to this a. quart of earthworms nicely cleaned and sliced, add also many
herbs and boil the whole ln a gallon of ale. This remedy is fully approved
by the learned doctor of your village. Your children brought up and mar-
ried, your task is ended and so tired, so wearied, so worn out by life's bur-
dens are you, that you can not enjoy the short rest remaining for you.
This little glimpse into the lives of the women of yesterday surely
makes us revel in the fact that we are women of the present.
I need not point out the contrast-schooldays tllled with sports, soclals,
and interesting. work: youth with its Elorius 0DD0Y1l1lI1iti9s ln every fleld of
activity: domestic life with its tireless cooker, its "wet wash," and its wo-
man's club. K
It is one of the glories of our age that the Woman of average powers can
use these opportunities. But what of the woman of unusual ability? Must
she hide her candle under a bushel just because she is a Woman? Ah, no!
Witness Jane Addams. The thought of her brings with it inevitably the
thought of Hull House. Before she was seven years old her father, a miller,
had occasion to take the little girl with him to a. mill ln the poorest quarter
of a, little city. "'W'hy," Jane inquired, "do People live in such horrid little
houses, so close together?" After listening thoughtfully to his reply she an-
nounced with much firmness: "VVhen I grow up I shall of course, have a
large house, but it shall not 'be built among other large houses, but among
horrid little houses like these." Has Miss Addams succeeded. Let us ask
a policeman of that district what Hull House, the great Chicago settelment,
means to him. "I have e very easy job of it," he replies. What does she
mean to a lonely girl? She provides a place for enjoyment for reading and
for entertainment. She is a big sister always ready with sympathy and
advice. The little street urchin replies that he can enjoy at Hull House all
the games dear to a boy's heart without interruption, and can even learn
a trade there. Indeed. I-lull House ls of infinite value to every person in
Chicago, and Jane Addams has made it what it is.
Books could be fllled with the splendid service of such Women as Anna
Howard Shaw, Albion Fellows Bacon, and Frances A, Keller-but gil'lS.
lsn't it due to be living today?
"I am sorry to have to do this," said Johnny, as he spread jam on the
cat's face, "but I can't have suspicion pointing its finger at me,"
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Kindly give me your attention,
Vifake from dreaming, rouse from
For we know that rhymes from reason
Very frequently will lapse.
And I'll weave for you a. story,
'Tls a 'tale as yet untold
Of this class of nineteen fifteen
Of the Purple and the Gold.
But, before I start this story '
Let me whisper in your ear
That I live in nineteen hundred
In its thirty-second year.
On the High School lawn last evening
There were gathered in a mass
A brilllant, happy company,
This same graduating class.
Time had placed its mark on each one,
Each brow had its line of care,
But from this their grand reunion
Naught detained them, all were there.
On the old steps I was standing'
Somewhat early at my post,
Yet better earlier than later,
Punctuality's my boast,
And, as twillght's shades
Memory wandered thro'
And I thought of those old
All their hopes and all
'Twas September, nineteen 'leven,
Over twenty years ego,
When some tlfty grinning Freshmen
To our High School had to go.
'Twas the oft-repeated visit,
And they came from near and far,
"Lordly ln their lack of wisdom,
Saucy as some new-born star."
Through four busy years they tarried,
To the teachers it was joy,
For such studlousness was never
Seen before in girl Ol' boy.
They demonstrated crafty problems,
Chased the French verb from afar,
Scribbled shorthand, English, German,
Hit the typewriter, key and bar.
Then, their graduation over,
They had gone into the world,
And through the hfteen years that fol-
By Iife's blllows tossed and whirled,
They had wished for a reunion
Where they all could meet once
And renew their youth together,
Tell experiences by the score.
As I stood, thus musing ever,
The hrst guests came up the road,
They were Finnegan and Hamill,
Chief inventors for the "Ford."
Their sparkless spark plug never misses,
Of it, they are justly proud,
Driving them was their mechanic,
Our friend, Daniel N. McLeod.
Mildred Gould and Florence Loughlln
VVere the next ones to arrive,
Famous kindergarten teachers,
To latest methods quite alive.
Dorothy Burgess, the noted author,
Brought along her latest book:
Following came Martha Louis,
The world noted pastry cook.
As the old familiar faces
Joined the ever increasing throng,
Swelled by a swift stream of autos,
Peerlesses and Packards long,
I realized to what extent '
Each one had made his mark,
How the' world had rung their praises
From the "North End" to "the Park."
In the history of the Nation
There shine forth these names of
Harold Eugene Moses Bancroft,
President by sweeping vote.
Our Chief-Justice, James McDonald,
Has ponderous tact and strength ol'
Yvhile as governor of Massachusetts
Merle Farr, sits on Beacon Hill.
As ambassador to China
We have Woodman Walter Clough,
How he put down opium smuggling
Poor old China won't avow.
Hattie Spooner's strong for suffrage,
Her activities stir the "Hub,"
All reporters note her doings
From star man to merest cub.
Cogan's Compound Soothing Syrup,
Plus Keenan's Klllsure Liver Pills.
Cure all things from gout to colic,
Free the path of man from ills.
Uh: Sinnzlgaxn gig!! School ,-Autlpnfic
Meehan manufactures .matohes,
Which may be used for foods as well.
Instead of wood he uses meat scraps
With Mahn's Canned Soups they are
Suddenly a shout of welcome
Rent the air with accents loud.
And a sound of smothered laughter
Rlppled through the merry crowd.
Geraldine Octavia Duplln,
Mlrth is stihed ln my throat.
Gone are all the frills and ruflles,
Gone indeed the tango coat.
Her husband is a minister,
An eminent D. D.,
And she's a model housewife,
Whose children number three.
She brought the youngsters with her,
Likely lot as e'er were seen:
"The hand that rocks the cradle
Rules the nation"-Geraldine!
The Surgeon-General of our army,
Is our old friend Tom McGah,
Mary Alice Dunn. the actress,
Is Belasco's latest, star.
Muriel Jackson is a modlste
QDeslgns gowns that ladies weary
And the bills she sends in later
Make the husbands tear their hair.
"Art is long and time ls fleeting"
Buy of Comn--take no chance,
He it ls who knows the Masters
Tells a Rembrandt at a glance.
Famous ls he through the natlon,
New rich flock for his advice,
And when they've swallowed his oplnlon
Then they have to pay his price.
Katherlne Prescott slngs In opera,
Andmlakes concert tours abroad,
Accompanied by a special orchestra.
Which ls led by Olive Ward.
Among the many "Bears" of Wall St.,
Winthrop Elliott is a "Bull,"
Flnancier and polltlclan he.
With a secret lnslde "pull,"
Keith and Worthen, In New Jersey,
Have done great work as engineers.
Since they rid that state of "skeeters"
They are said to have no peers,
While ln Washington, Miss Owen
Tests the breakfast foods we eat,
She can tell you very shortly
Xvhlch ls sawdust. which ls wheat.
Vida Stevens-Dean of Wellesley-
My! Her dlgnity's appalling,
Yet undoubtedly she needs it,
Quite the thing ln such a calling.
Joseph Canning-Dancing Master,
Steadles "Trots" to stately steps,
Standardlzes the new dances,
From awkward youths turns out
Wvhen you want to send a package
By express instead of freight.
Go and telephone the company
Known by all-Conway and Waite.
"Speed-Not Comfort," that's their
So if lt's something that might break
Get it insured-Collect your money,
At smashing things they take the
Mildred .Taqulth's in the "movies,"
'And Charlie Chaplin, star of yore,
No longer's known: lt's "Mildred's
That make you laugh until you'ro
At the Chlldren's Hospital-Helen
Strengthens the weak and cures the
In her spare moments when oft duty
She's learning how to .spell her name.
A circus magnate, Dempsey is,
His diamonds make us blink,
He owns the Greatest Show On
Posters done in lurid ink.
Now--as ever-Jlm's one mission
.Is to make sad mortals smlle,
He's fulfilled his great ambition,
Incldentally "made his pile."
Dr. Sargent once, in Cambridge,
Had a very noted "Gym,"
And 'tis there "Professor" Hinchcliffe
Long ago succeeded him.,
Ermle's a favorite with the ladies,
Caters to their wish or whim,
Instructs them in the art of walking,
Teaches Radcliffe girls to swim.
Alice Stevens, Annie Raymond-
Are all their lawyer patrons
That they have phenomenal speed.
Bachelor maidens-who'd have thought
But the future there's no guessing
lows: George Sargent,
Ulye Sionehanz Qiigly School ghttlgentic
In the Held of Matrimony
Each is stlll an unclaimed blessing.
Then we had another banquet,
Said "Good-night"-and started home.
Dustin L. Downs lives in Switzerland, The Bible says that prophet's laurels
Where he manufactures cheese, Ever came from countries far,
The brands he makes are chosen And that glimpses through the fu-
High up in the Alps is
hard to please.
Sometimes most hazy are.
On a. ledge resembling a. shelf,
lVhen the product is too solid But if we cling to what ls right
He bites out the holes himself. We cannot go far wrong,
It seemed good, at that reunion,
To shake old friends 'by the hand,
Good to strengthen bonds of friendship,
And so naturally we planned
To meet each other often
In the years that were
And success will be our just reward
Thouglloften the way seems long.
And if or not I've guessed arlght
When our final fortunes told
God blessed our Class-Nineteen
The Purple and the Gold.
This year the annual Prize Drill of the Stoneham High School Battalion
was held in the new State Armory, headquarters of H Co. 6th Re-gt, MVM.
The exhib'ition was met with great applause, both companies showing
up well. The cup given to the best drilled Freshman was won by Louis
Gerrlsh. The cup given to the
Lieutenant Downes commanding,
to the house with scarlet fever.
best drilled company was won by B Co.,
Capt. Elliott at the time, being confined
The individual medals were won as fol-
Paul Martin, 2nd prize, John Gallagher,
3rd prlzeg Wesley Fisher, Honorable Mention. The Stewart Medal, 'given
to the one who had the best school record and for military bearing, was
won by Wesley Fisher also. '
The High School Battalion turned out with the Memorial Day parade,
May 31st. Better time was made this year as the Grand Army Veterans
rode in automobiles. In the parade was a company of Naval Brigade from
Boston. Lieutenant Copeland commanding. a.fI'hey showed up well and put
much spirit into the other companies, but they were not the whole show.
for H Coqwere among the headliners. After the parade the 'tweary walkers"
sat down to an excellent dinner served by the Ladies' Relief Corps, Ladies'
Auxiliary and the Daughters of Veterans.
Since our last issue, the Rifle Team has gained new honors. It en-
tered the State Matches, competing successfully with Sprlniglleld, Brook-
line and Lowell for the State Tropbyf This is a magnificent gold-lined, sil-
ver cup, standing about twenty inches high, and one of the iinest cups ever
held here. It was given by the Du Pont Powder Company of Delaware.
Each man received an individual bronze medal, these being presented at the
Memorial Exercises in Assembly Hall. The medals and cup were present-
5111: Slauzham School Authexdic
ed by the team coach, Capt. Stewart, H Co., 6th Regt. MVM., in the capacity
of judge of the National Rifle Association,
In this state match Mgr. Paul. Martin succeeded in accomplishing the
feat of equaling the world's- record with a perfect score, he being the second
member of the team who has done it this year, and Capt. McGuire the other,
The team was also entered in the Astor Cup Matches, for the inter-
scholastic ehampionship of the United States. The scores turned in for this
match were very high, the team total being 983 from a possible 1000. This
score won the cup for the team, the nearest score to it being 973 by Iowa
City: and other large high so ools and some military academies were pitted
against us. Each mem-ber o the team will receive 9, silver medal, and the
school will hold the Astor Cup for one year.
The letters were given out to the team and the following received them:
Mgr. Paul Martin, Capt. Herbert McGuire, J. Thomas McGah, James Mc-
Donald, Claude Ryder, Wesley Fisher and Wendell G, Smith.
5. E. S. Battalion 1915-15
Major Wesley Fisher.
lst Lieut. Russell Colly.
2nd L-leut. John Gallagher.
1st Sergt. Paul Martin.
Adj. George Sargent.
Capt. Edward Newhall.
lst Lieut. Karl Cralgie.
2nd Lieut. Walter Carey.
1st Sergt Tracey Andrews,
2nd Sergt. Charles Kerwin.
3rd Sergt. Harold Longmore.
4th Sergt. Bernard Cogan.
5th Sergt. Paul Newth.
The Senator and the Major were
walking up the avenue. The Sena-
tor was more than middle-aged and
considerably more than fat, and,
dearly as the Major loved him, he
also loved his joke. -
The Senator turned with a pleased
expression on his benign countenance
and said: "Major, did you see -that
pretty girl smile at me?" b
"Oh, that's nothing," replied his
friend. "The first time I saw you I
laughed out loud!" -
Most of us think we will leave a
big hole -behind us when we go, but
lt's just like taking your thumb out
of a bowl of soup. There isn't even
If you think you are the whole
thing, perhaps you are wholly mls-
Uh: ,Stouelpzm gig!! ,School Qtutlyudiz
Glass Hates -
Miss McPherson while trying to
convince some members of the chem-
istry class that she knew more about
the subject than they, said, "I should
hate to tell you how long I have been
studying chemistry." .
During the past months the Wash-
ington Club has 'been at work in va-
rious ways to raise money for the
trip next year. Different members
have helped the cause along by the
sale of groceries. In April, a moving
picture reel, "The Hound ot the
Baskervilles," was given in Armory
Hall, and quite a sum was realizeds
In May a doughnut sale was held in
Ames store by some of the girls.
This, also, was quite a financial suc-
In addition, the Club held a dance
in Assembly hall, which was a social
success. There is a Plan to have a
barn party, ln the near future at the
home of Miss Eva MacAnany, Dunck-
lee avenue. These things look hope-
ful for the Club and it ls earnestly
hoped that all who can will help to
carry out the plan of the workers.
Kerwin in French-Savez-vous
Qu'il pleut? CD0 you know that it is
Do you know that he ls crying?
Miss M-x-1l.4Where was Lincoln
Miss Wh-ing-When he was a boy
he was born in Illinois.
We are awfully pleased to observe
Marion's new wrist watch, tres chic,
What's that noise? Oh that's
Marion's new wrist watch.
Daniels told us in French one day
that he had eaten a dozen ot eggs
for his breakfast that morning. It
is queer some little boys have such
Heard in English. "Well Silas
Marner didn't have any early life any-
One day in Latin Hamill told us of
some of Caesar's conquered people
who implored with their hands. We
certainly think Carol had tried to copy
them, for he and Keenan have a won-
derful sign language.
Stevens seems to be really inter-
ested in high class poetry. One day
he quoted one of his favorites in our
In summer when the breezes
Blows through the treeses,
Tl1en's when the heses
Walk with the sheses.
Keenan seems to have a vision of
his own of Anthony's famous speech.
Anthony says that Caesar was am-
bitious and Antony was an honorable
man and so on until our English
teacher tired of Antony's praises for
Heard in French. "Louis XIII. was
crowned in the days of Noah."
Why was Miss S- spellbound when
asked the kind of nouns? Why may-
be she recalled a little incident in
English that morning when she illus-
trated the diierence in abstracted and
When Ellen reads the Pickwick
Papers she gets so mischievous she
doesn't know what to do with herself.
Safety first. Do not read the Pick-
wick Papers. I
1917 has some promising debaters
who made the 1916 boys work their
hardest for the cup.
mhz Slcrnelplm High School ,Axxtl-pxdic
The 1917 boys certainly show up
well in athletics. We have two men
on the ball team and are well rep-
resented in the track team.
When did Allen "lose his dog?" In
French of course.
The Juniors are so naughty and the
Sophomores are so goody that Miss
Hutchinson spends most of her time
in the back of the room.
Will some kind soul please furnish
some device to help Arthur stand
right in Latin?
Milliard certainly takes to dead
animals, doesn't he?
Gerrish was putting and example on
the board in algebra when Miss Sh-
said, "Gerrish, step to one side, your
head is so thick I can't see through
Are teachers supposed to know
how to spell exercise?
Miss M-X-ll, "lf you have trouble
with your ears where should you go?"
Bright pupil, "To er-er-er the den-
Wonder why Miss B. always looks
forward to the Social Science period.
Young, in Latin, "Caesar crossed
the river in a- ford." r
lst Freshman, "What does your
uncle call the new motor boat?" '
2nd Freshman, "Depends on how
There are two reasons why some
people don't mind their own business.
One is that they haven't any mind,
the other that they l1aven't any busi-
Between seeing a chance and seiz-
ing a chance, there's the same differ-
ence as looking at the clock and get-
Never stretch the truth, the recoil
is apt to sting.
You cannot save time collection cal-
Many a man has a promising fu-
ture before him all his life.
If defeat leaves you with a clearer
conscience, it is -better than victory.
Come in without knocking. Go out
then the same Way. '
When .Iakie and Ikie were coming
to America a great storm arose. The
captain and all the crew did their
worst, but the tempest was too much
for the craft. Just then Jakiewoke
up, and hearing the great commotion,
poked Ikie and said: "Oh, Ikie, Ikie,
de schip is sankingf'
Ikie: "Aw, vat do I kare, it don't
belong to me."
Weary voice from doorway. My
Dear Sir, I have no objection to your
coming here and sitting up half the
night with my daughter, nor to your
standing on the doorstep for three
hours saying. good night. But in con-
sideration of the rest of the house-
hold who wish to get to sleep, will
you kindly take your elbow off the
My Dear Sir, I don't mind your
walking briskly all over my feet, but
I wish you wouldn't loiter on them
A countrymen on a. visit to a. city
happened to see a sign, "Cast Iron
Sinks." He looked at it a. moment
and then said: "Any fool knows that."
Clarence-'Tm going to kiss yOu
when I go."
Maud-"Leave the house at.once."
'Ulla Sinneham Qliigh Sclgnnl Authentic
C. S. Jewett
Groceries and Provisions
To Ra I09 Central St., Opp. Farm Hill Station
Tel. 21303 Stoneham
C0mP1ime"'S of Robert E. Sheridan
Steaks, Chops, Stews Coffee for Socials
Lunches to take out
Store Central Square Stoneham
C' Q H' Kelly Hill's Cash Grocery
Ladies 8: Men s Stgre
iiexgliigiriiis Good gsdicgon
Hayward 8: Litch
lra B. Forbes
Counsellor at Law
Telephone, Stoneham 25
Dow's Block 280 Main Street
F earer Brothers
Whitman Piano Co.
U DISTRIBUTORS OF
Fine Shoiylqepairing Davenport, Treacy and
Pianos and Player Pianos
, P'T' dR".ShtM'
294 Main street smneham M342 '1U1'.lE'.?5'f epa""'8sto..Zi.m um
mhz: Stnnnham Qligly ,School .Autlycntit
, F R. Henry Boyce
Middlesex Drug Co. Lunch
Rexlzrgd llihgfriiilcist .V i
Central Square -Stoneham
Magee 8: Crawford
Boilers and Furnaces
Ben the Shoemaker
the Plumber 264 Main St. Stoneham
Dr. McGoff J. J. Grover 8x Son
Dentist ' SOl:lf Shoes
Hours 8.30 A. M. to 5.00 P. M. for Tender Feet
Central Sq. . Stoneham i Lynn, Massachusetts
' At r r' frF'rtCl
C' W' Houghton Eigg Sloliisctlilflgrchaxfdiseass
Steam, Hot Water and Furnace
Telephone l39 The Druggist
288 Main Street Stoneliam 3ll Main Street Stoneham
ln order to get a clear conception of your
school work, your feet must be comfortable.
Our Shoes will add to your percentage.
Sidney A. Hill
Only the Freshest of Sea Food at
A. LeDuc, Proprietor
The Progressive Outfitter Telephone 250 325 Main St.
Edward P. Waitt Albert S. Hovey
Next to C. w. H..,g1.t..f. Provisions -
288 Main Street Stoneham 63 Franklin Street Stoneham
'Clip Siamlyam Qiiglg School Aixtlymiic
Wholesome Brown Bread and Baked Beans
sold Saturday Afternoon and Evening
Central Street X Stoneham
to the Doctor
That's us! Only the purest ingredi-
ents are used in our prescriptions,
and we take pains to see that they
are scientifically compounded, tool
Hayward 8x Fox
Porter 8: Company
277 Main Street Stoneham
The Home Bureau
' th I t t W l
Pharmacy ::ce1z:s:.,:::z.,2 f..a.:n:".,fm,,.,1
Central Sq Stoneham noon Tea made Candies
i i S Choice Meat and Provisions
Fresh Vegetables in season
Agents for the
Ladies' Home Journal Patterns
Central Sq. Stoneham
Bell Hardware Co.
Homemade Mince Meat a specialty
Also our Home cooked Corned Beef
J. Edward Bell, Prop. .
28l Main St. Stoneham
We make our own Pastry
261 Main Street
B. G. Fowler
Society and Family lces
Telephones l50 or 65I -
412 Main Street Woburn
at Short Notice
Arthur S. Parker
3 l 5 Main Street
Dr. G.W. Nickerson
E. J. C. McKeen
Ladies' and Gents'
Cor. Main and Franklin Sts.
W. C. Whitcher H. W. Woodhead
G Successor to A. W. Rice
Grain, et.. gjgjjgjlef
." uali " Our Motto lwa 5
Ourcguttg and Cheese Weill Please Fine Cilflllating l...ilDI'al'y
Compliments of W.O.Harding8zCo.
H. E. Bellows P' , t
' am s
jeweler and Seeds
S. H. S. g
Sterling Silver Rings
' 50 cents
Tel. 202-M Central Square
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