Stoneham High School - Wildlife Yearbook (Stoneham, MA)

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t ?T ' Clim) STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL — Sfc. LIBRARY The Stoneham High School AUTHENTIC ☆ Graduation Number ☆ PICTORIAL SECTION ☆ VOLUME 54 NUMBER 3 2 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC MISS LENORA BESSEY DEDICATION E respectfully dedicate this issue of The Stoneham High School Authentic to Miss Lenora Bessey who has worked faithfully and loyally for thirty-two years as teacher and librarian. All of us appreciate her friendly and kindly efforts in our behalf and extend to her our best wishes for the future. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 3 MILDRED ALLIN Mildred has a sunny disposi- tion and a ready smile. She is a good companion and class- mate. We sincerely hope that she will be sucessful and happy as a nurse. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, Dra mafic Club 1, Glee Club 1. MARGUERITE AMO “Mickey” has plenty of pep and vigor as well as scholastic ability. She has proved her skill on the basketball court and hockey field. We feel that suc- cess will follow her in the busi- ness world. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, Class Officers 1, 2, 3, Member of Com mercial Club 3. Prize Speaking Contests 3, Track Meets I, Graduation Commit tee 3, Pin Committee 3. RUSSELL ANDREWS Although not outstanding in any certain field, “Russ” is well liked by all his associates. Ev- en though he is quiet and re- served, he will make many new friends and a place for himself. ACTIVITIES: Manager of Basketball 2, Circus 1, Athletic Nights 1, 2, Cheer Leader 2, Class Officers 1, 3, Marshal at Graduation 2, Minstrel Show 1, Traf- fic Squad 1, 3, Upper Class Dance Committee 3, Sophomore Socials Com mittee I . MARJORIE BABSON Marjorie has shown us what can be accomplished by will power and determination. She has established an enviable rec- ord as a student. Her admir- able qualities should take her far on the road to success. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1, Dramatic Club 1, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Member of Commercial Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2. BEN BAGDIKIAN Ben has not only brought honor to himself but to the school. An honor student and active in school affairs, Ben has been an outstanding member of our class. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 2, 3, Orchestra 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 3, A. A. Collector 1, Ath- letic Night 2, Editor of Junior Roll Call 2, Minstrel Show 2, Member of Glee Club 1, Prize Speaking Contests 3, Track Meets 2, 3, Traffic Squad 1. 2, 3, Peace Essay Contest 2. FRANCIS BARTON Francis is a hard working student and is well liked. He is one of our giants and with those long legs he ought to be able to go far. We wish him all the breaks. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country I, 2, Circus 1, Soccer 1, Honor Roll 2, Op- eretta 1, 2, Traffic Squad 1, Usher at Graduation 2. DANA BATCHELDER The world is looking for fel- lows like Dana who are hard- working and intelligent. His love of an argument has made him well-known even though we often disagreed with him. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1, Honor Roll 1, 3, Peace Essay Contest 3, Graduation Committee 3. MORRIS BATCHELDER Morris is extremely quiet and is rarely heard, but those who have known him since he came to Stoneham have found some- thing beyond that quietness. He always has a genuine greet- ing for his friends. 4 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC ESTHER BERGMAN “Ess” is our “Authentic” Ed- itor-in-chief, whose untiring ef- forts in making it a success signify her determination. The fact that she has maintained an average of all “A’s” has justi- fied her being the recipient of the MacDonald Medal. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2 , Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Editor of Year Book 3, Member of Commercial Club 3. Dramatic Club 3, MacDonald Medal Winner 3. HAZEL BLACKBURN Hazel is ready to see the bright side of everything and has a way of enjoying herself wherever she goes. She is al- ways accommodating when ask- ed to play the piano. Her gen- erosity and joyous spirit will carry her on. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Athletic Nights 3, Member of Glee Club 2, 3, Tag Committee. PRISCILLA BOOTH Priscilla has plenty of charm and wit. She has the admirable qualities that make her the lov- able friend of everyone. We wish for her the best of luck and happiness in every under- taking. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3. Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Authentic Staff 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Minstrel Show 1, Member of Glee Club 1, 2, Traffic Squad 3, Ring Committee 2, Junior Socials Committee 2, Tag Committee 1, 2. 3. J. ROBERT CANNON “Come quick! My cellar’s full of water!” will be the cry of some future housewife as “Bob” comes on the run. “Bob’s” humor and wit will be a great asset and he can ' t for- get his tools. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1. Junior So- cial 2, Usher at Graduation 2. ROBERT CARR It’s not easy to take a lot of kidding about your name but “Bob” has never failed to laugh with the rest. Anyway, what’s in a name? It’s the person and not the name that counts. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2. MARTHA CHAPMAN “Chapie” has a kindly and re- served nature and we don’t hear much from her. However, we know that with her ability and sincerity she will attain great heights in her future efforts. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3. VIOLA CLEVELAND Frankness and sincerity are qualities found in “Vi’s” make- up. She is quiet and retiring, but always charming company, perhaps because she is so easy to get along with. Best wishes for success, “Vi”. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, Year Book Staff 3, Au- thentic Staff 3. BARBARA COLWELL “Barb” is a genial, up-and- coming sort of girl who makes her presence felt in 12C1. Her bright eyes and engaging smile are the external features cover- ing a kind, loyal, and under- standing nature. We know these estimable qualities will carry her to success as a nurse. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1, Orchestra 1, Dramatic Club 2, 3, A. A. Collector 3, Member of Glee Club 3, Tag Committee 3. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 5 BARBARA CONLEY In spite of the fact that Bar- bara has been with us only a year, she has made many friends. She is an outstanding student and a true book-lover. Her pleasant disposition and wholesome nature combine to form her charming personality. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 3, Member of Glee Club 3, Girls’ Tennis Team 3. LUKE CUNNINGHAM Luke is the sort of fellow that sits back and observes the world and his fellow men with an occasional side remark. His sincerity will be a great help to him as the years go by. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1. HAROLD CURRIER " Tinker” is a pugnacious in- dividual who aspires to be a hard boiled sergeant in the Ma- rines. He has shown many of the outstanding qualities of the famous corps and will most likely make the grade. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1, Soc- cer 2, A. A. Activities 3. CLAIRE DEMPSEY Claire can always be expect- ed to see the humor in any sit- uation. She may be heard any morning in Room 18 singing the praises of Lawrence. Some day we expect to see an M. D. after her name. Best of luck, Claire, in your chosen field. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Usher at Graduation 2. MARGUERITE DONOVAN Another newcomer this year is " Marg”, who always keeps the 12B in suspense wondering what she will do next. She nev- er takes life too seriously. We hope that she will continue to be optimistic and see the bright side of life. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 3, Field Hockey 3, Athletic Nights 3, Member of Commercial Club 3. WILLIAM DOWD Among his fellow students and the faculty, " Bill " is an ev- er popular fellow. His partici- pation in school activities and his willingness to co-operate has made his high school career successful. ACTIVITIES: lee Hockey 1, 2, 3, Football 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 2, 3, Officers of A. A. 3, Usher at Graduation 2, A. A. Committee 3. FRANCIS DRISCOLL “Fran” has not been here very long and naturally is not quite familiar about the school but nevertheless he has found many friends and is one of the able members of the G class. LILLIAN ELDRIDGE “Babe” is the well liked mem- ber of 12C2 who has hopes of training to be a nurse. Her jo- vial manner and light heart are the qualities which we know will make her successful in her chosen field. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Dramatic Club I, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 3, Minstrel Show 1, Tag Committee 3. 6 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC AMERICO ERAMO “Rico” is another fellow who has won fame in the held of sports. A hard player with a never-give-up spirit, “Rico” has the needed qualities to get alcng. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1. 2, 8, Manager of Football 1, Soccer 1, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Usher at Senior Assembly 2, Class Officer 2, Junior Social 1, Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Graduation Com- mittee 3, Pin Committee 2, Ring Com- mittee 2, Upper Class Dance Commit- tee 3. ROBERT ESTES If anyone should ask “Bob” what the third rib on the right side of the human skeleton was called, he would be able to tell you for “Bob” leads the class in that well known science of Biol- ogy- ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Orchestra 1, Dramat- ic Club 3, Authentic Staff 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, A. A. Collector 1, Athletic Nights 3, Cheer Leader 3. CHARLES FORTH There has never been a day that “Charley” has failed to come to school without being immaculately dressed. This should help him in the future, as pride in one’s dress is a good sign. ACTIVITIES: Operetta 1, A. A. Ac tivities 1, 2, A. A. Collector 1, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Traffic Squad 1, Deco- rating Committee 3, Posters 1, 2, 3, Tenni s 2. LENICE FULLFORD Lenice is a quiet member of 12C1. We remember her vocal selections on several occasions during the past school years. We’ll be waiting and listening for her songs in years to come. Lots of luck, Lenice! ACTIVITIES: Circus 1, Dramatic Club 2, Operetta 1, Athletic Nights 1, 2, Minstrel Show 1, Member of Glee Club 3, Minstrel Show 1. FRANCIS GALLELLA Francis has not only proved his worth on the athletic field but also as an honor student. Any person that can mix brawn with brains ought to make good in any place at any time. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, Football 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Boll 1, 2, 3, Class Offi cer 2, Usher at Graduation 3. WILLIAM GEARY Not especially fond of books and one who has taken little in- terest in school activities, “Bill” is less known than some. Yet those who do know him have found a true and worthy friend. WILLIAM GILE “Bill,” who is mechanically minded, has shown much ability in the field of mathematics and science. Put all these things to- gether and you have a mechan- ical engineer. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, Usher at Senior Assembly 2, 3, Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3, Peace Essay Contest 3. WILLIAM GILSON “Slow but sure” is “Bill’s” motto. He has had more hard luck than anyone else, but he never fails to meet you with a hearty smile and a wisecrack. ACTIVITIES Cross Country 1, 2, Manager of Cross Country 3, Circus 1, A. A. Collector 1, 2, Traffic Squad 3. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 7 WILLIAM GLENDON “Bill” is a versatile person who can easily get along with anyone and do most anything. His ambition is to become a lawyer and if his classwork is any indication, he will reach his goal. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, Foot- ball 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dra- matic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 3, Minstrel Show 2, Traffic Squad 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Peace Essay Contest 3, Graduation Committee 3. ANNE GREENBERG Anne is an honor student with plenty of initiative. She cer- tainly is the home room teach- er’s “stooge”. May she develop her excellent business knowl- edge and succeed in the com- mercial world. ACTIVITIES: Circus 2, Dramatic Club 2, Honor Roll 3, Operetta 1, A. A. Collector 3, Member of Commercial Club 3, Member of Glee Club 2, Track Meets 1. RUTH GROSS Tiny, fair-haired, and attrac- tive are the adjectives that de- scribe “Ruthie”. She is seldom heard, but often seen. We hope that happiness will pursue her in the years to come. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, Ush- er at Graduation 2. SHIRLEY HAMPTON The school and class will cer- tainly remember and appreciate Shirley’s ambitious and perse- vering activities. To sell “tags” the way she did certainly de- serves praise. May she always be so aggressive. ACTIVITIES: Basketball I, 2, Field Hockey 1, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 1, Operettu 1, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 3, Member of Com- mercial Club 3, Minstrel Show 1, Tag Committee 1, 2, 3. RICHARD HARADON “Dick” is a very clever tennis player who might possibly be a champion in the years to come. He possesses good sportsman- ship which will help him. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1, 2. ELMER HARPER Many years will pass before we will ever forget the day that Elmer made his debut at Stone- ham High. He has had to stand a great deal of talk and joking from us but he not only took it but enjoyed it. THERESA HARRIS Petite, blonde and vivacious — that’s our “Dutchie”. She loves dancing and good times and has contributed much to make our social activities successful. We express our best wishes for a pleasant future. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Usher at Sophomore Assembly 1, Operetta 1, A. A. Activities 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Minstrel Show 1, Officers of Com- mercial Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Graduation Committee 3, Pin Committee 2, King Committee 2, Upper Class Dance Committee 3, Junior Socials Committ ee 2, Sophomore Socials Com- mittee 1, Tag Committee 1, 2, 3. LOUIE HAYDEN “Louie” has a sunny disposi- tion and a cheery smile. Her shy, retiring manner is accom- panied by a determination and steadfastness which we all ad- mire. Best of luck, Louie, in whatever you attempt. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, Honor Roll 3. 8 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC LEONARD HOLDEN It is a very peculiar fact that “Len” has a brother in both the Junior and the Sophomore class. Let’s hope that he sets a good example which he no doubt will. LAWRENCE HURLEY Entrusted in an important position by his classmates, “Larry” has been a faithful and honest officer. May he always be as faithful and he will have no trouble in meeting serious problems. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, Football 1, Usher at Junior Assembly 1, Usher at Senior As- sembly 1, Usher at Sophomore Assem- bly 1. A. A. Activities 1, 2, Athletic N ' ights 1, 3, Class Officer 1, 2, 3, Ush- er at Graduation 2, Graduation Com mittee 3, Upper Class Dance Committee 3, Junior Social Committee 2, Sopho- more Social Committee 1. JOSEPH JENKINS “Joe” has two outstanding characteristics: his well known skiing ability and his love for “swing” music. He has shown much interest in the field of sci- ence. ACTIVITIES: Football 1, Manager of Baseball 1, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, A. A. Collector 1, 3, Tennis 2, 3. INEZ JONES We will remember “Inie” as a star fullback on the field hockey team and a speedy guard on the basketball court. She is a valuable asset to the Business Course and her pleas- ant personality and obliging manner will make her success- ful in any enterprise. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, Field Hockey 1, 2, Circus 1, Track Meets 1. FABIAN KOPREK Fabian is a hard worker in one of Stoneham’s oldest indus- tries. He is quiet but always has a smile and a cordial greet- ing for us. GERALD LANDERS “Red” is one of our future ra- dio entertainers who has al- ready tasted success. With his guitar and his Irish wit he is bound to “make a hit”. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, Circus 1, Soccer 2, Honor Roll 1, Athletic Xights 1, 2, Minstrel Show 1. MARGARET LANDERS We will remember Margaret as an untiring student who al- ways had her lessons done on time. May her earnest efforts be well rewarded. We know that her perseverance and determi- nation will carry her to the top. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1. Field Hockey 1. Honor Roll 1, 3, Peace Es- say Contest 3. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 9 JOHN LANDRY If you are ever going to play the horses, see John. He will give you a winner in the fifth at Jamaica. Besides his “horse sense”, John is interested in aeronautics and will some day fly high. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 2, 3, A. A. Collector 1, 3, Assistant Editor of Year Book 3, Peace Essay Contest 3, Graduation Committee 3. DORIS LUNT Gay, congenial, and full of fun — that’s our Doris. She has many friends in school who will remember her as “Snooks”. Wherever we hear the sound of laughter, we are sure to find her near. May your good disposi- tion carry you far, Doris. ACTIA’ITIES: Dramatic Club 2, 3, Member of Commercial Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Graduation Committee 3, Tag Committee 3. ISABEL LEARY “Isie’s” conscientious efforts merit her reputable position on the honor roll. She is well lik- ed by her classmates who wish her continued success and fu- ture happiness. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 3, Circus 1, Honor Roll 2, 3, Officer of Commercial Club 3, Graduation Com- mittee 3. JEAN LENT We find that Jean can be both gay and serious upon various occasions. She is musically minded and finds pleasure in the harpsichord and the piano. With her thoughtfulness of oth- ers, we foresee a bright future. ACTIVITIES: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Operetta 1, Member of Glee Club 3. EDWARD LYNCH “Eddie’s” dashing hither and yon in his beach wagon for the last couple of years has been a typical sight around Stoneham. You’ve been a great help to the A. A., “Ed”. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, Cross Country 1, 2. PETER MAGHAKIAN “Pete” has been a quiet fel- low in school, but school often affects some of us that way. We hope that you continue your good work in college, “Pete”. ACTIVITIES: Football 1, 2, 3, Cir- cus. Orchestra 1, A. A. Collector 1, 2, Traffic Squad 3, Upper Class Committee 3, Junior Social Committee 2, Sopho- more Social Committee 1. NORMA LISTER Norma’s winsome smile re- flects her attractive personality. Her good humor and dependa- bility combine to make her a valuable asset to the class. May she be successful and happy in her future years . ACTIA’ITIES: Basketball 1, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roil 2, Member of Glee Club 2, 3. MILDRED MARSHALL “Millie” is a carefree girl who is the life of the class. She is always ready to laugh herself out of a difficult situation and is one of the dependables on the athletic teams. We wish for our fun-loving classmate the best of luck. ACTIA ' ITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Min- strel Show 3, Member of Glee Club 1, Tag Committee 3. 10 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC eleanor McLaughlin “El” is one of our honor stu- dents. Her friendly spirit and ready wit have given her quite a following in the class. We all wish her the best of luck and hope to see her go far in the world. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, Field Hockey 3, Manager of Field Hockey 3, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 3, A. A. Activities 3, Athletic Nights 3, Minstrel Show 1, Glee Club 2, Traffic Squad 3, Usher at Graduation, Junior Socials Committee 2, Tag Committee 3. evelyn McLaughlin “Evey” has an unusual capac- ity for being cheerful. As a goalie of the field hockey team for three years and captain in her senior year, she proved her sportsmanship. May she achieve the success she deserves. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Field Hockey 3, Dramatic Club 3, A. A. Ac tivities 3, A. A. Collector 1, Athletic Nights 3, Prize Speaking Contests 2, Tag Committee 3, P. T. A. Benefit Night. KATHERINE McDONOUGH Katherine has a quick smile and greeting for everyone, whether in school or out. We will always remember her as a classmate with a likeable dispo- sition. May success come to her in all that she undertakes. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 3, Field Hockey 1, Track meets 1. JOSEPH MEEGAN “Joe” is one of the few of the G class that believes in letting the world find him. Remember it is not always the “talker” but often the quiet personality that wins in the end. EDWARD MEEHAN A leader in the class and one of the popular boys, “Ed” has a genial smile for everyone. He has won many friends and his personality will help him on the long, hard road. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, Football 1, Basketball 3, Circus 1, A. A. Ac- tivities 1, A. A. Collector 3, Athletic Nights 3, Class Officers 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Junior Socials Committee 2, Sophomore Socials Committee 1 . MIRIAM MEISTER Another girl whom we hear very little from is Miriam. She is quiet and reserved yet always has a friendly smile for every- one. May success and happi- ness follow in your path, Miri- am. Activities: Honor Roll 3. AMELIO MINGHELLA As captain of the football team, “Micky” fought hard and showed fine pluck. It is the fel- low with the “never die” spirit that forges ahead. Keep that in mind and nothing will discour- age you. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, Football 3, Basketball 3, Circus 1, Soccer 2, A. A. Collector 1, Athletic Nights 3, Track Meets 1. HERMAN MOE A newcomer last year, Her- man had to stand much kidding, but he took it all with that gra- cious smile. A quiet, unassum- ing fellow, he has made friends who appreciate his fine out- standing qualities. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 11 FLORENCE MONSON “Flossie” is a diminutive fea- ture of the college division. She ranks with the best in her stud- ies. ‘ Shy, gentle, kind, and sweet, She’s the kind of girl we like to meet.” ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 3, Class Officers 2. Member of Glee Club 2, Traffic 2, Usher at Graduation 2, Tag Committee 2. GRACE MURPHY Grace is another newcomer to cur class, and a welcome addi- tion. She is a diligent and quiet student as well as a willing worker. The best in life should come to Grace for she deserves it. ACTIVITIES : Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, Officer of Commercial Club 3. ELEANOR MOORE Eleanor has a happy-go-lucky disposition and yet she can be serious when occasion demands. She is of a persistent nature and usually gets what she goes after. Much luck, Eleanor. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3. FRED MURPHY It’s no easy job to tote golf bags around on hot summer days, but “Murph” has been at it since he was “knee-high to a grasshopper”. Thus Fred has shown what he’s made of. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, 2, Cir cus 1 . JEAN MOORE We all like Jean for her quick smile and subtle wit. She is good at sports and quick to act. She is our lone female scientist and adept in other studies, too. Best of luck, Jean. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, Dramatic Club 3, Hon or Roll 1, 2, Tennis 2, 3. DAVID MORTON Everyone admires a hard worker; and one must admit that Dave has been one of the hardest workers in school. We wish you all kinds of success, Dave. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1. Cross Country 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3. DOROTHY MURPHY “Dct” is one of the quiet members of the college division. She is a willing worker and has consistent high marks. We ad- mire her perseverance and hope she gets all the success she de- serves. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 1, 3, dee Club 1, Peace Essay Contest 1 . ROBERT NEWHALL “Bob” is our Math wizard. His abilities command the re- spect and admiration of all of us who are waiting to see him reach the top. The best in life is our wish for “Bob”. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Traffic Squad 3, MacDonald Medal Winner 3. 12 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC JOSEPH ORSILLO “Joe” has a smile for anyone and everyone. Well liked by his fellow students, he has formed many warm friendships. With these characteristics it will be easy for him to ride over the “bumps”. PETER PAICOPOULAS A smiling, happy-go-lucky fellow, “Peter Pi” has pursued his studies in a nonchalant man- ner. He probably has had a better time than some of us. May he always be as cheerful and easy going. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, Circus 1, Orchestra 1, Soccer 1. STEPHEN PANOSIAN “Steve” is a quiet fellow who takes life very seriously. He is hard working and everyone that knows him finds in him a true and dependable friend. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, Football II, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Honor Roll 1. JOHN PATTERSON “Pat” manages to get along with almost everyone. The fact that he is never discouraged is a sure sign of his perseverance. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 3, Dra- matic Club 3, A. A. Collector 1, Peace Essay Contest 3, Memorial Day Exer cises 3. WALTER PENTA Diligence and persistence may best describe “Walt”, who has been a hard worker all through high school. He is headed for Tufts where we are sure that he will do credit to Stoneham High School. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1. Honor Roll 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, Peace Essay Contest 3. LAWRENCE PETRONI Ever since “Jiggs 1 ” brilliant hockey season, he has hosts of admiring friends. Industry and good sense of humor are two qualities that will take “Jiggs” far along the highway of life. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 3, Ice Hockey 3, Football 1, 2, A. A. Activi- ties 2, Athletic Nights 2. RUTH PIKE Ruth has many admirable qualities that will make for suc- cess. Her unassuming manner, ambition, and determination mark her as a girl who will reach her goal in the outside world. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, Cir- cus 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 2, 3, Operetta 1, A. A. Activities I, 2, Peace Essay Contest 3, Tag Com- mittee 1, 2. HELEN PIPER Helen is of a cheerful and friendly nature with a helpful spirit. Good luck, Helen, in the years to come. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, Of- ficers of Commercial Club 3, Member of Glee Club 1. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 13 ROBERT POTTER Interested in the sea and its romance, “Bob” thinks he would like to be one of “the men that go down to the sea in ships”. With his harmonica playing he is sure to make a hit with all the “tars”. ACTIVITIES: Manager of Baseball 3, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Minstrel Show 2, Member of Glee Club 1 . DOROTHY POTTS " Dot’s” attractiveness is prov- ed by the fact that her picture was on display in the Vantine Studios. She is a source of good cheer and can appreciate a good joke. She has an aptitude for business interests and is very helpful in the lunch room. DOROTHY REYNOLDS “Dot” has been very active in social functions during her high school years. There is a great deal of fun and gaiety in her na- ture as well as a bit of sophisti- cation in her manner and a mo- dish finish to her dress. We leave with her best wishes for a happy future. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Field Hockey 1, Circus 1, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Officers of Commercial Club 3, Member of Commercial Club 3, Socials Sophomore 1, Usher at Gradua- tion 2, Upper Class Dance Committee 3. Sophomore Socials Committee 1. AGNES RICHARDSON Agnes, the first of the similar Richardsons is an attractive athletic type of girl. Her par- ticipation in field hockey, bas- ketball, and other school activ- ities has attributed much to her popularity. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 2, Circus 1, Orchestra L 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Authentic Staff 2, Honor Roll 1. 3, A. A. Activities 3, Member of Glee Club 2, 3, Track Meets 2, Traffic Squad 3, Peace Essay Contest 3, Riding Club 3, Tag Committee 3. ALICE RICHARDSON The second member of the Richardson duet is much like her sister in appearance. Alice has shown her versatility by her participation and co-opera- tion in many activities. We wish her success as a drawing teacher. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 2, Circus 1. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Member of Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Traffic 3, Peace Es- say Contest 2, 3, Riding Club 3, Tag Committee 3, Poster Club 3, Prize Win- ner in M. S. P. C. A. Poster Contest 1, 2, 3, Armistice Day Services 3. MARION ROTUNDI Marion is another quiet class- mate, but she is a good sport and a true friend. May luck be yours, Marion. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 3. ALBERT SEAVER “Al” is one of the leaders of the famous G and his ready wit is a great asset to the class. Not as old a member as some of us, he is well liked by his classmates. HELEN SCULLY Helen has the sunny disposi- tion, winning features, and al- luring personality which act as a magnet in drawing her num- erous friends. Her scholastic and athletic ability merit much praise. She is the kind of girl that, when we meet, we like, and when we know, we love. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Authen- tic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2. 3, Assistant Editor of Year Book 3, Athletic Nights 3, Cheer Leader 2, 3, Minstrel Show 1. Officer of A. A. 3, Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3, Ush- er at Graduation 2, A. A. Committee 3, Graduation Committee 3, Upper Class Dance Committee 3, Tag Committee 3. H THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC DONALD SHAY “Don” is the class business man. With the A. A. and the “Authentic”, he manages to keep very busy. An industrious fellow, he hopes to go into Scouting where already he has reached the top as an amateur. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, Cross Country 1, 2, 3, Manager of Baseball 2, Circus 1, Year Book Staff 3, Dra- matic Club 1, 2, 3, Authentic Staff 3, Operetta 1, A. A. Activities 3, A. A. Collector 1, 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Officers of A. A. 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Peace Essay Contest 3. RUTH SMITH We like Ruth for her friendly ways and attractive character- istics. She has inclinations to- ward the business field. We sin- cerely hope that her wishes will be fulfilled. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Mem- ber of Commercial Club 3. DOROTHY STARR We attribute “Dot ' s” popu- larity to her vivaciousness and enthusiasm. She is a shining light in our athletics and is al- ways seen at social affairs. Her keen interest and participation in school activities has marked her as a girl of many and varied abilities. ACTIVITIES: Basketball I. 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, 2, Or- chestra 1, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Au- thentic Staff 3, Honor Koll 1. 2, 3, Usher at Junior Assembly 2, Usher at Senior Assembly 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, A. A. Collector 2, Athletic Nights 1, 2, 3, Cheer Leader 2, 3, Edi- tor of Junior Roll Call 2, Marshal at Graduation 2, Minstrel Show 2, Officer of A. A. 3, Glee Club 2, 3, Traffic Squad 2, 3, Peace Essay Contest 3, Junior Socials Committee 2, Sophomore Socials Committee 1, Tag Committee 1, 2, 3. HENRY STONEY Leaving the cross country team to go into the milk busi- ness, Henry has proved to be a “fast worker”. His cheery smile will be missed in the somber corridors. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1. WILLIAM SULLIVAN Even though he has not par- ticipated in many school activ- ities, “Sully” is a dependable worker outside of school and he has formed many close friend- ships. Good luck! ACTIVITIES: Football 1, Manager of Football 3. DUDLEY SWENSEN " Dud” is another one of our boys who loves the sea. His winning smile ought to be able to calm even the severest of storms. “Bon voyage!” EVA THEROUX Eva is one of the recent addi- tions to our class who neverthe- less has made a place for her- self. She has a pleasant smile and gay nature which will sure- ly bring her contentment. ACTIVITIES: Athletic Nights 3, Member of Commercial Club 3. CLIFFORD THOMPSON A leader not only on the ath- letic field but in the class, “Cliff” has shown sportsman- ship and leadership which can- not be surpassed. We are proud of you, “Cliff”. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, lee Hockey 1, 2, 3, Cirrus 1, Usher at Junior Assembly 1, Sophomore Assem- bly 1, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, A. A. Collector 3, Athletic Nights 1, 2, Class Officers 1, 3, Traffic Squad 3, Usher at Graduation 2, A. A. Committee 3, Grad- uation Committee 3, Pin Committee 2, Ring Committee 2, Junior Socials Com mittee 2, Sophomore Socials Committee 1 . THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 15 OLIVE THOMPSON Olive is one of those indefin- able individuals who reveals her true nature only to her inti- mate friends. She is quiet and retiring. We wish her the best of luck in whatever she takes up. WENDALL THOMPSON Wendall’s antics and comedy, although not appreciated by the faculty, have served to give a lighter mood to the drudgery of school. Let’s hope you continue to help your fellowmen. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, Foot- ball 1, 2. ANTOINETTE TROZZI Happy-go-lucky “Trozzi” nev- er takes life or its problems too seriously. Her carefree laughter and wit are always ready. She and “Dot”, constant- ly seen together, make a gay pair. Lots of luck, Trozzi. ACTIVITIES: Field Hookey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, 2, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Mem ber of Commeroia! Club 3, Track Meets 1 , 2 . GEORGE WEST George has never made much noise, yet he has never lost any of his popularity. A faithful and steady worker, George will have no difficulty in meeting the big problems. PETER WHITCOMB Taking all the fooling and joking that every new boy must take, “Pete” has shown a won- derful personality. His ability for making excuses is envied by everyone. Look him up in Col- orado. CHESTER WHITEHOUSE Good-natured and fun loving, “Chet” has found many friends and good times in the old school. His untiring work proves that he has the caliber to get ahead. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1. FRANCES WORDEN “Fran” is a prominent mem- ber of 12B. Her delightful smile and attractive personality win her many loyal friends. She has a captivating sense of humor and is an agreeable com- panion. We sincerely hope that her endeavors may be rewarded. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Mem- ber of Commercial Club 3. DORIS WRIGHT Doris is the girl with the like- able personality. She is win- some and attractive. She was an invaluable member of the hockey team, and a good sport in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Best of luck to you, Doris. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, Field Hookey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, A. A. Activ- ities 3, Athletic Nights 3, Cheer Lead- er 2, 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Gradua- tion Committee 3, Class Will 3. 16 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC PATRICIA WYMAN “Pat” is a congenial, good- natured member of the business division. Her quiet and unas- suming manner attribute much to her likeable personality. She is sure to find success in any- thing she undertakes. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3. DOROTHY FARRINGTON “Dot” is a gay, light-hearted individual. She allows nothing to lower her spirits and has en- livened many lunch periods with her playing. Good luck. Dot, in the years to come! ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, Dra- matic Club 2, 3, Authentic Staff 3, Of- ficer of Commercial Club 3, Member of Commercial Club 3, Minstrel Show 3. DEAN MORRISON Dean is always ready to play a joke on anyone but he can also stand a joke about himself. An easy going fellow, he has had one good time in the old school. Let’s hope he finds life as easy. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, Circus 1, 2, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, A. A. Collector 2. JAMES AVELLINO One of our shrewd business men, “Jimmy” is getting along fast on skates. With wings on his feet he is “rolling along.” Keep it up, “Jimmy,” and good luck ! FRANKLIN FLEMING Franklin is one of the few tal- ented artists of the class. One of the familiar sights for the past three years was to see Franklin coming to school in his shirt sleeves, singing some sort of a tune. ACTIVITIES: Circus 1, Authentic Staff 3, Posters 1. NEIL KNUDSON We don’t hear much from Neil in school but he is not so quiet outside. School, however, is a good place to be quiet, and we wish him all the happiness in the world. WARREN RICHARDS Through the hand of fate, Warren was unable to partici- pate in the sports of the school very long; yet he showed us that fighting spirit that is prev- alent in sucessful people. ACTIVITIES: Football 1, 2, 3, Bas- ketball 1, Manager of Baseball 3, Cir- cus 1 . EDWARD THEROUX Carefree and easy going “Ed” is one of the comedians of the GP. His wit and humor are his great assets, and we wish him every bit of happiness. DANA WANDLESS Following the modern trend of relaxation, Dana has never taken his studies too seriously. “Take things as they come” is his motto. Never let the years change it, Dana. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, Ice Hockey 1, 2, Circus 1, 2, A. A. Col- lector 2, Athletic Nights 1, Track Meets 1, A. A. Committee 1, 2, Minstrel Show 1 . THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 17 AUTHENTIC YEAR BOOK STAFF Back Row (left to right) — Helen Scully, Martha Chapman, Grace Murphy, William Gile, Charles Morrell, Marjorie Babson, Ruth Smith, Frances Worden, Viola Cleve- land; Front Row (left to right) — William Glendon, Doris Wright, Robert New- hall, Theresa Harris, John Landry, Esther Bergman, Agnes Richardson, Ruth Kidder, Paul Doorly. 18 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC COMMERCIAL CLUB Back Row left to right) — Eva Theroux, Esther Bergman, Frances Worden, Dorothy Farrington, Marjorie Babson, Ruth Smith, Helen Piper; Front Row (left to right) -Marguerite Donovan, Shirley Hampton, Dorothy Reynolds, Theresa Harris, Isabel Leary, Grace Murphy, Annie Greenberg, Doris Lunt. TRAFFIC SQUAD Back Row (left to right) — Marion Cowles, William Gile, Agnes Richardson, Wendall Plummer, John Hodson, Kathleen Leavitt, Alice Richardson, Janet McHale; Front Row (left to right) — Kathryn Celin, Helen Scully, Robert Newhall, William Gilson, William Glendon, Florence Monson, Eleanor McLaughlin, Dorothy Starr, Norma Downes. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 19 STONEHAM HIGH HOCKEY TEAM Front Row (left to right) — Arthur Donaghey, William Dowd, Lawrence Petroni, Captain Clifford Thompson, Americo Eramo, Lawrence Hurley, Dean Morrison, Francis Mahoney; Second Row (left to right) — James Rush, Bradford Leach, Edward Bruce, Joseph Conley, Robert Gray, James Huff, Gerald Mahoney, Douglas Surrette; Third Row (left to right) — John Patterson co-manager, Wil- liam Truesdale, William McLaughlin, Joseph Tole, Warren Richards co-manager, “Doc” Gordon. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 21 AOTHCtmC PUBLISHED STONEHAM BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, STONEHAM, MASS. VOLUME 54 JUNE 1937 NUMBER 3 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief ESTHER BERGMAN Assistant Editors HELEN SCULLY AGNES RICHARDSON Advertising Manager DONALD SHAY Assistant Advertising Manager CHARLES MORRELL Literary Editors Business Manager WILLIAM GLENDON JOHN LANDRY ROBERT NEWHALL Alumni Editor PATRICIA WYMAN Assistant Business Manager PAUL DOORLY Exchange Editor JOSEPH JENKINS Art Editors MARJORIE BABSON FRANKLIN FLEMMING FRANCIS GALELLA Humor and Gossip Editors THERESA HARRIS Junior High Editor VIRGINIA BARNES PRISCILLA BOOTH ’37 Girls’ Sport Editor DORIS WRIGHT Boys’ Sport Editor AMERICO ERAMO Circulation Manager WILLIAM GILE VIOLA CLEVELAND GRACE MURPHY Class Editors RUTH KIDDER ’38 Clerical Committee MARTHA CHAPMAN william McLaughlin ’39 FRANCES WORDEN RUTH SMITH ffiimtrnts Class History 24 Class Prophecy 28 Class Statistics 38 Commercial Club 44 Cross Country 40 Dramatic Club 42 Field Hockey 40 Football 40 Graduation Address 34 Graduation Honors 22 Hockey 40 Junior High Notes 42 Last Will and Testament 32 Poetry 44 President’s Address 24 Prophecy of Prophet 32 22 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC GRADUATION HONORS THE MacDONALD MEDALS For Scholarship, Character, and Good Influence in the school: ESTHER F. BERGMAN ROBERT M. NEWHALL Class Historian ELEANOR McLAUGHLIN Honor Group ( B average or higher for four years ) : MARGUERITE AMO MARJORIE BABSON BEN BAGDIKIAN DANA BATCHELDER ESTHER BERGMAN BARBARA CONLEY FRANCIS GALLELLA WILLIAM GLENDON ANNE GREENBERG LOUIE HAYDEN MARGARET LANDERS ISABEL LEARY ELEANOR McLAUGHLIN MIRIAM MEISTER FLORENCE MONSON DOROTHY MURPHY ROBERT NEWHALL AGNES RICHARDSON ALICE RICHARDSON HELEN SCULLY DOROTHY STARR Class Prophecy WILLIAM GILSON Prophecy of the Prophet FRANCIS GALLELLA Class Will GERALD LANDERS and DORIS WRIGHT The following awards and prizes will be announced at the graduation exercises: (Space is provided here so that names of winners may be written in) Washington-Franklin History Medal for Boys Stoneham Woman’s Club History Medal for Girls R. P. I. Mathematics and Science Medal Northeastern University Science and Mathematics Shield Northeastern University History and Social Studies Shield Stoneham Grange Art Prize Stoneham Grange Music Prize American Legion Citizenship Award Commercial Club Prize Parent-Teacher Association Scholarships GRADUATION COMMITTEE MARGUERITE AMO DANA BATCHELDER AMERICO ERAMO WILLIAM GLENDON THERESA HARRIS JOHN LANDRY ISABEL LEARY DORIS LUNT HELEN SCULLY DOROTHY STARR CLIFFORD THOMPSON THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 23 S. J2. Lp atcfz (2omfian j EXTENDS GREETINGS TO S. H. S. - 1937 fi .OR many years The Patch Company has advertised in The S. H. S. Authentic, not alone for the value it may have in extending the sales of Patch Products. w E believe that experience in publishing such a school paper gives an opportunity for self-expression in literary effort and in business training that is of great value to the students. m ANY “Patchworkers ”, including a number of executives of the company, received their early training in Stoneham High School. o F course, any use of Patch Products by friends of the school helps to support a local industry which has given steady employment to many Stoneham people since 1888. Jl. Lpaic(z domjianij STONEHAM, MASS. 24 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS As President of the Class of 1937 of Stoneham High School, it is my special privilege on this occa- sion to welcome you, parents, teachers, and friends, to our graduation exercises. We greet you with a sentiment of gratitude in the realization of the countless sacrifices and untiring efforts on your part which made it possible for us to reach this stage of our lives. We fully realize that this graduation is but one primary step toward the achievement of those cher- ished ends to which every youth on Commencement Day aspires, namely, a wholesome and successful life. We do not look upon it as the climax in our preparation for life, as high school seniors are often inclined to do, but merely as the starting point in the lifetime struggle for ideals which each one of us now individually holds sacred. Equipped with this preliminary training, made possible by your combined efforts, it is our fervent hope and ambition to so conduct ourselves in the battle for a place in the world that we will reflect only the highest of credit upon our alma mater and upon our dear parents. Some of us will enter the business world immediately; others, with an eye to the professions, will deem it wise to attend college. On whatever course we embark, we will all be striv- ing for the same goal, working for the same pur- pose, to make you people proud of us. We may not become famous, we may not write golden pages in the history of our age; but if, after our life’s work has been done and we settle down to enjoy the fruits of diligent labor and clean living, we can justly say that we have fought the good fight and fought it well, we will be satisfied that you can look to us as a group which has done its best to carry on as worthy successors of our fathers and forefathers. And we make this statement with a certain justified confidence, despite the fact that the world, only re- cently emerged from a terrible depression, is even now sorely beset with international problems that make the prospect of a rosy future almost question- able. Year after year, from class to class, we know that you have fondly watched us develop. We want you to continue to do so, and we only wish that you will be able to see a gradual growth in power and self-responsibility on our part as we become better men and women, and better assets to the commun- ity. I think that I bespeak the mind of my fellow classmen when I say that your efforts and your sac- rifices have not been in vain. And so again we thank you and welcome you to our graduation. Clifford B. Thompson. CLASS HISTORY After pondering and pondering for hours to recall the many happy memories and various activities of this wonderful Class of “1937”, like “Alice in Won- derland”, I must have fallen asleep, for in my dreams a large, white rabbit ran close by me. There was nothing remarkable about this, nor did I give it much thought until the rabbit suddenly stopped in the middle of a large field and beckoned for me to follow. I started toward him, when, quick as a flash, he gave a great leap and hopped into a large hole in the corner of the field. Filled with curiosity at the strange actions of the rabbit, I ran hastily across the field and followed. Down, down I went after him without the least thought of danger or where I was going. Soon I found myself in a brilliantly lighted passage and in front of me was the rabbit standing patiently before a gate on which was the inscription “1933”. A mo- ment later he opened the gate and to my great sur- prise, as I entered, I saw our Class of “1937” gath- ered about Miss Collins, Miss Fitzgerald, Mr. Miller, and Mrs. Barnes, our ever watchful guardians dur- ing our freshman year. In the background on a raised platform, sat his Honor, William Gile, president; assisted by Cliff Thompson, vice president; Marguerite Amo, secre- tary, and Wilbur Marsh, treasurer. As I roamed about, soft music attracted my attention, and there under the shady trees, Charles Forth, chairman of our Social Committee, was conducting our first so- cial. “Come, we must not linger here any longer as I have more to show you,” said the rabbit. There- upon, he led me to a second gate which was marked “1934”. Quietly the rabbit opened this gate, and the scene of a clear September morning stretched out before me. Our class was facing the new and thrilling experience of being members of the Senior High School. Miss Smith, Miss Finn, Mrs. Milton, and Miss Gar- land were there to welcome us as sophomores. Again William Gile was our president with Law- rence Hurley, vice president; Marguerite Amo, sec- retary; Cliff Thompson, treasurer, and Russell An- drews, chairman of our social activities. What did I see coming? It looked like a parade. It was the great parade of the A. A. Circus which was held in the school gymnasium, to the success of which our class contributed most generously. My attention was then attracted by singing and the sound of tap dancing. Surely enough, there be- fore me I viewed the A. A. Minstrel Show held un- der the efficient direction of Mr. Reynolds. Again I saw our class in a social, conducted by Russell THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 25 Business Training 59th year begins in September For Young Men and Women BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAL SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING BUSINESS AND FINISHING COURSES • One and Two-Year Programs. Previous commercial training not required for entrance. Leading colleges represented in attendance. Students from different states 1 Burdett College Write or telephone for 1 6 STUART STREET, BOSTON Day or Evening Telephone HANcock 6300 Catalog PLACEMENT Service Free to Graduates 2021 employment calls received dur- ing the past year. Kennedy’s UNDER-GRAD SHOP Is the Favored Shop of High School Men You like the youthful debonair clothes with a particularized college cut. We have them — and in most cases long before they are to be seen elsewhere. Show us an undergrad with pride in his appearance and we’ll wager seven times out of ten he’s a Kennedy customer • — and we’re improving this impressive average all the time. If you are among those who have not as yet come to Kennedy’s for your clothes start now! KENNEDY’S Summer Hawley FOURTH FLOOR 26 THE 5TONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC Andrews and his able committee. A hot athletic field attracted my attention, and there I saw working vigorously many of our boys in training under the strenuous coaching of “Doc” Gordon. Standing in a daze admiring these many fond scenes, I forgot all about my rabbit friend. Sudden- ly hearing a call coming from a short distance along the passage, I saw him standing before a larger gate conspicuously marked “1935”, which opened in- to a much more elaborate yard with beautiful trees and flowers. Approaching nearer to the entrance, I heard a sound like a riot of many voices raised in merriment and joy. Bewildered, I hesitated about going farther, but the rabbit, taking my arm to assist me, remarked, “Fear not, good friend, for the end is not yet”, and escorted me into the yard. What a grand and glo- rious sight! Here we all were once more, having advanced to the dignified rank of Juniors. Looking nervously around, I saw Miss Spinney, Miss John- son, Miss Eastman, and Mr. Reed hurrying about preparing to make our Junior stay a pleasant and a profitable one. In the midst of this happy group, President Americo Eramo, Vice President Lawrence Hurley, Secretary Marguerite Amo, and Treasurer Florence Monson were pleasantly conversing with Francis Gallella, chairman of our Social Committee, who later held a most successful “get together” in the school gymnasium. Since our last meeting a change had occurred in our school faculty. Mrs. Milton had resigned and her place as English teacher had been taken by Miss Dunning. Hark! what did I hear? Music? Yes, indeed, and more music. The S. H. S. was on parade and our class contributed its talents to assist our direc- tor, Mr. Arthur Reynolds, in making this the great- est musical and financial venture ever produced un- der the auspices of the Athletic Association. Nineteen thirty-five certainly was the year in which our famed athletes began to make history for Stoneham. Among the players of that famous hockey team that brought the championship of the Greater Boston Hockey League to our town were Cliff Thompson, Americo Eramo, Bill Dowd, Dean Morrison, and Dana Wandless. Close by were Donald Shay, Bill Gilson, David Morton, and Ben Bagdikian, who did their part on the cross country team. On the football and baseball teams many other boys of our class, also, brought credit both to them- selves and to the school. Encouraging the teams on to victory were many loyal rooters led by the S. H. S. cheering squad on which we were represented by Dot Starr, Helen Scully, and Russell Andrews. However, not all our time was spent on socials and sports for there was Rico Eramo, our president, conducting a meeting in the most businesslike way, discussing the important question of class rings. Priscilla Booth and her committee were given the responsibility of selecting rings. Here, too, in our Junior year we were represented in the graduation of the Class of 1936 by Russell Andrews and Dot Starr, as marshals, and Cliff Thompson and Dot Lufkin, head ushers. Now an entirely different scene, one of sadness, appeared. Our beloved classmate, Lucille Sabia, had passed away. I pause a moment and reverently read : Soundlessly, shadowly, such move on, Dim as the dream of a child asleep; And no one knoweth ’till they are gone How lofty their souls, their hearts how deep, Bright souls these — God only sees. Deep in thought and memories, slowly I walked from this scene out into the passage where the rab- bit was anxiously waiting. Silently, I followed until he stopped at a gate of much greater dimensions than any of the others. In much- larger figures the year “1936” was inscribed. Chatting in a most friendly manner, my friend rabbit opened this huge gate. Why, such immense proportions? At first I wondered, but then, after a moment of reflection, I began to comprehend its meaning. Have we not grown and developed much during these past four years? Likewise, have our interests and activities increased. Where then should I begin my tour of inspection? Directly in the foreground appeared the familiar faces of Miss Johnson, Mrs. Coy, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Thibodeau, our new guardians. No wonder they looked pleased when they welcomed us to the Senior Class rooms, for, of course, they real- ized, as in the past, that dignified seniors are so studious and self-reliant, that they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. Another change had occurred in the faculty. We were sorry to learn that Mr. Reynolds had resigned to accept another position but were glad to welcome Mr. Miller, one of our former freshman teachers, appointed in his place. Cliff Thompson had the honor of being our senior president, Edward Meehan, vice president; Mar- guerite Amo, secretary; Lawrence Hurley, treasur- er, and Russell Andrews, Social chairman. This surely was a banner year for our class on the athletic field. How clearly I remembered that foot- ball game when the team, guided by Captain Min- ghella, after a very good season on the gridiron, de- feated our rival, Reading High School, on Thanks- giving Day! Our cross country team, led by Captain Shay, was THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 27 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY College of Liberal Arts Offers a- broad program of college subjects serving as a foundation for the under- standing of moder n culture, social relations, and technical achievement. The purpose of this program is to give the student a liberal and cultural education and a vocational competence which fits him to enter some specific type of useful employment. 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Co-operative Plan The Co-operative Plan, which is available to upperclassmen in all courses, provides for a combination of practical industrial experience with classroom instruction. Under this plan the student is able to earn a portion of his school expenses as well as to make business contacts which prove valuable in later years. Degrees Awarded Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science For catalog or further information write to : MILTON J. SCHLAGENHAUF, Director of Admissions NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 28 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC competing with neighboring schools; and, although Lady Luck was against them, they were, neverthe- less, making a very good showing. In the background, I saw our girls’ field hockey team, captained by Evelyn McLaughlin, finishing the season without a defeat. Cheering in the distance was a great crowd gath- ered about a hockey rink. For the second year in succession, our renowned hockey team had brought a signal honor, not only to our class, but also to the school and town, by winning the championship of the Greater Boston School Hockey League. Our own Cliff Thompson had the double honor of being the captain and leader of a team of such note, and, also, of being acclaimed as the outstanding hockey player in the league. As a class, how proud we felt of our team, Captain Thompson, Eramo, Dowd, Hurley, Petroni, Morrison, and all others who played the game hard and fast, and kept our team on top. But sports were not all that occupied our time; there in the school gymnasium Russell Andrews was conducting our senior social. Farther along, our class could be seen enjoying themselves at the Upper Class Dance being held in Armory Hall. For the first time in years, the S. H. S. Dramatic Club, under the supervision of Miss Dunning, was seen in the drama, “The Late Christopher Bean”. Ben Bagdikian, John Landry, Donald Shay and El- eanor McLaughlin were the senior members in this production. In a more secluded spot, I observed Esther Berg- man, Editor-in-chief of the " Authentic”, earnestly engaged in conversation with Helen Scully and John Landry, her Assistant Editors, while others of her staff were arduously working on articles and school news soon to be published in the “Graduation Num- ber” of “The Authentic”, our school paper. From the distance came clear, convincing tones, and immediately I recognized the eloquent voice of Ben Bagdikian, our class orator, who participated in a National speaking contest held in Illinois. Under the shade of many large maple trees our class could be se en assembled at its banquet which was being held at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Reading. For a moment, everything was quiet, and all eyes were focussed on a man who ascended a raised plat- form. At once he was recognized as Mr. Watson, our beloved Principal. What an ovation was ac- corded him as he stood in his exalted position! We the graduating class of “1937”, as a group, instinctively think back over our past four years and begin, to realize the value of his timely advice, and to appreciate greatly his kindness and his will- ingness to assist us at all times. As he slowly pointed to a wall, my eyes followed in that direction and there I perceived the letters, S. H. S., under which I read, “Seek Higher Service”, our class mot- to. Overwhelmed and bewildered, I sat down to med- itate on the fond memories that all these scenes had so vividly brought back to my mind. By a gentle tap, I was suddenly awakened from my meditation and I heard the rabbit saying, “Dear friend, this is not the end. This is just the beginning. You are now to enter the School of Experience — The Real School of Life, in which character and service are the true tests”. Then quietly he disappeared. Looking far in the distance, I saw in golden let- ters these lines: “We live in deeds, not years, in thoughts, not breaths, In feelings, not in figures on a dial, We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” Eleanor McLaughlin. PROPHECY OF CLASS OF 1937 This is station S. H. S. Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America; let’s go to press. In the absence of your correspondent, Walter Winchell, I have been asked to relate to you the information regarding the whereabouts and the activities of the members of the former class of 1937. Before continuing I should like to explain that I have a letter in my possession from that most amiable of all maestros, Ben Bernie Bagdikian. He has been so brazen as to question my ability in re- gard to locating my former classmates. The fol- lowing is the result of my extensive research: On June 18, 1950, I boarded the new transcon- tinental airliner taking off from Stoneham. My at- tention was immediately divided between the two hostesses, Priscilla Booth and Ruth Pike, who were nattily dressed in blue and gold, our old class colors. They induced me to go forward where I found the co-pilots, Fred Murphy and Neil Knudson at the controls (I wondered if Fred would be on time that trip.) Landing at the ultra modern airport, form- erly known as the Gould Meadow, I disembarked and entered a cab driven by Dana Wandless. On leaving the cab I gave its driver a bill and received instead of my change a cloud of topsoil. As I en- tered the elaborate high school, my eyes immed- iately fell upon Principal Glendon who was in con- ference with Joe Jenkins, the physical instructor; Bob Estes, teacher of biology; Mickey Morroco, the football coach; and Ed Meehan the shop teacher. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 29 In the Long Run you and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you — your truest self, free from stage effects and little conceits. It is in this " long run” Photography that PURDY success has been won. Portraiture by the camera that one cannot laugh at or cry over in later years. For present pleasure and future pride protect your photographic self by having PURDY make the portraits. 160 Tremont Street, Boston PURDY OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1936-1937 Special Discount Rates to all Students of Stoneham High School 30 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC After I had received a cordial greeting from all, Mr. Glendon suggested that we attend the premiere of the “Patterson’s Follies” of which John of course was the director. Before entering we noticed the large marquee bearing the name of John Landry, matinee idol featured in the picture “The Perils of Pauline.” Our attention was attracted by the fa- miliar faces of the chorus which included Dot Far- rington, Antoinette Trozzi, Kay McDonough, Marion Rotundi, and Ruth Gross. The song and dance act of Gerald Landers was a hit. To our amazement the theatre was empty except for Joe Orsillo, Wil- liam Sullivan, and Dave Morton, who reclined sleep- ily in their chairs. As we neared the early stages of slumber, Dean Morrison, head janitor, stepped out from the wings and quoted my recent picture, “Wake Up and Leave.” The doorman, George West, hastily rousing himself, ran to open the door as we left the building. As I took leave of Principal Glendon, a limou- sine sped by bearing Chet Whitehouse and Bob Carr. The town tree warden, Wendell Thompson, informed me that these two were Maintenance Sup- ervisors for the Economy Stores. Wendell also told me that the former Stoneham High ice mentors, Cliff Thompson and Rico Eramo, were making a name for themselves with the league-leading Bruins under the management of Bill Dowd. Proceeding at a moderate pace, I passed a jovial army officer, Peter Whitcomb, escorting Miss Doris Lunt who had become famous in the world of art. They were helped into a car by Morris Batchelder, resplendent in his gold-braided chauffeur’s uniform. At this juncture I was accosted by local police- woman, Lenice Fullford, who, hearing of my quest, came to my aid by divulging the following informa- tion: Hazel Blackburn was now a proficient piano teacher: Dana Batchelder was making a success as a lawyer for the Standard Oil Company; and Flor- ence Monson had entered the dental profession. Now having run out of raisin bars, which in- cidentally were manufactured at “Ye Olde Toote Fruite Shoppe,” whose proprietress was Barbara Conley, hunger assailed me. Upon entering “The Spot Pond Lunch,” I was happily surprised to see Pet® Paicopoulas at the counter. He immediately called his chef, Ed Lynch, and his singing waitress, Babe Eldridge. Ed had more information for me. “By way of the high seas!” — Ed Theroux was serving his second year as Foreign Ambassador to Albania, while his sister Eva (indeed an adventuress) was in England attempting to introduce modern bridge methods. Across the way, Skipper Don Shay and his crew, Bob Potter, Dud Swenson, and Herman Moe were capably guiding the “S. S. Sandbar” along the Spot Pond Canal. Hailing a taxi, I was given a mad ride by its driver, Bill Geary, who stated aspirations of obtain- ing a license in the near future. I handed him the fare and like Dana, he was “gone with the wind.” Feeling the need of a shave, I entered a shop on Elm Street, now a rushing business center, and was shown to a chair by none other than Millie Marshall. Expressing my uncertainty as to her ability, Mil- dred assured me that “experience speaks louder than words.” Failing miserably to replace a lost portion of my ear she ushered me into Jiggs Petroni’s Beauty Parlor, next door. In the waiting room was the Stoneham School Committee composed of Dot Starr, Helen Scully, and Eleanor Mc- Laughlin. Dot was speaking of the sterling suc- cess of Bob Newhall and Walter Penta, instructors of Slabrack Academy, a finishing school for East Woburn Tech. Jiggs’ voice broke in at this point in an angry tempo. He was complaining of the unconventional opening of a competitive hair dress- ing establishment run by Mildred Allin, Inez Jones, Jean Lent, and Barbara Colwell, truly a professional array of workers. During a lull in Jiggs impetuous speech, he managed to direct me to a garage run by Margaret Landers, where one could take his choice of 1920 models for five cents a mile. As I proceeded in Stepin Fetchit fashion, my eye was drawn to none other than Tink Courier attired in golf sox and pants and a pink cap. Pull- ing up to the curb I approached the soap-flake box labeled “Town Crier,” upon which he stood discuss- ing the very subject so vital to my success. He re- vealed the following for which I owe him my un- dying gratitude: Bill Gile has just been promoted to plant super- visor for General Electric in Lynn. Pete Maghak- ian, who always was an artist, was putting all op- position on the canvas as professional boxer, under the guidance of Fran Driscoll. Annie Greenberg was being acclaimed for her outstanding perform- ances for M. G. M. Dot Pitts, the chief costumer for this studio, was creating stunning gowns which were modeled by Dorothy Reynolds and Theresa Karris. Dot Murphy, woman photographer for “Look” was also to be found in Hollywood. Before running out of breath (remarkable for “Tink”) he gasped that Bob Cannon was President of the Multi- munitions factory and had two charming secretaries, namely, “Pat” Wyman and Marguerite Amo. Passing a nearby silver foundry, I recognized its occupants as none other than “Buzz” Barton, Dick Haradon, and Henry Stoney, who informed me sheepishly that Gracie Murphy was the largest stockholder in the Stoneham Stoney Crusher Com- pany. “Buzz” by way of neighborliness pointed out THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 31 GIRLS! SEE US FOR VACATION APPAREL — Slacks, Slack Suits, Cotton Dresses, Washable Dresses, Suits, Etc. — We carry the Nationally Famous Gordon and Mojud Hosiery. COME IN AND LOOK AROUND stonehaI? EET IDE’S FASHION SHOP EVERYBODY READS THE STONEHAM PRESS BECAUSE IT IS AN OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER AND ONE OF STONEHAM’S BEST ASSETS THE STONEHAM PRESS BELL HARDWARE COMPANY The Complet Hardware and Paint Store Where You Can Usually Get What You Need For The Home TRADE AT BELL’S 413 MAIN STREET Compliments of STONEHAM FIVE CENTS SAVINGS BANK “The Friendly Bank” Home of School Savings Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent 359 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 0700 james a. McDonough Groceries — Provisions Telephones Stoneham 0297-0299 DOW BLOCK CENTRAL SQUARE STONEHAM TRUST COMPANY YOUR COMMUNITY BANK Harry R. Dockam, President 377 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 0105 ARCHIE G. WILLS Sherwin-Williams Paint Headquarters Armstrong Congoleum Nairn Linoleum — Leonard Refrigerators Telephone 0642 Zenith Radios Free Delivery 32 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC Alice Agnes Richardson’s Riding School. Pressing the boys hard for information as to the whereabouts of the general class, I learned of A1 Seaver’s activi- ties as race track owner and of his daredevil driver, “Jockey” Johnson, who was wreaking havoc among the drivers. It was rumored that Jim Avellino, owner of a hot dog stand, had replied to an irate customer that he didn’t have to sell hot dogs as he had $1.89 in the bank. Under advice from my old friends I crossed the street and entered a greenhouse which was one of a large chain known as “The Consolidated Chain of Flower Growers.” The president was Luke Cun- ningham; advertising manager, Charlie Forth; and Joe Meegan and Len Holden, Eastern and Western branch managers respectively. Outside again I received a hearty slap on the back from my old pal, Russ Andrews, currently an inspector of homes in Melrose, Mass. He was ac- companied by his petite secretary, Martha Chap- man. Martha disclosed the fact that Vi Cleveland was employed by the Canada Dry Ginger Ale Com- pany and by way of general information observed that Esther Bergman was newly elected head of Smith College. Seating ourselves in a flourishing restaurant, we quelled our immediate hunger by partaking of some Cracker-Jacks ably advertised by Jean and Eleanor in their slogan “The mo(o)re you eat, the mo(o)re you want.” Opposite us sat Frank Gal- lella, C. I. O. organizer, and Warrie Richards, Amer- ican Federation of Labor representative. Both were engaged in a heated debate over the new book en- titled “Why Grass is Green,” by the co-authors Helen Piper and Frances Worden. After paying the check and taking leave of Russ, I stood for a moment musing over my good fortune; as I did so a large van passed by bearing a sign, “Marguerite Donavan’s Pretty Pretzel.” Driving up the six lane boulevard, familiarly called Central Street, I entered Stoneham’s Civic Center designed, according to a tablet on the arch- way, by our quiet classmate Norma Lister. I soon entered the auditorium and seated myself beside a distinguished gentleman whom I recognized as my horn-toting pal, Steve Panosian. He told of his experiences as Branch Manager of the Detroit Tie Company, whose motto, “String along with us and you never regret it,” had advanced him to his high position. We listened attentively to Miriam Meis- ter’s oratory on “The Progress of Pastry.” The next speaker proved to be Larry Hurley of Tammany Hall fame, who magnificently enumerated the feats of Representative Marjorie Babson, Demo- cratic leader of the House. As I passed out of the great doors I noticed a sandwich man bearing a placard advertising the “Haughty Hat Boxes,” man- ufactured by Claire Dempsey, Louise Hayden, Isa- bel Leary, Ruth Smith and Shirley Hampton. The cover designing was done by that capable artist, Franklin Fleming, assisted by Fabe Koprek. So folks this winds up another jolly journal of flashes and crashes, dots and dashes, from border to border and coast to coast, and so with lots of lotions of love I remain your New York correspon- dent, Bill Gilson, who sincerely believes he has proven to you the fallibility of that least facetious of humans Ben Bernie Bagdikian. PROPHECY OF THE PROPHET About two years after a very colorful gradua- tion from Stoneham High School, my health failed me and I was forced to carry out my physicians orders to live out West. Quite a number of years passed before I regained my former physical con- dition. Naturally my thoughts turned to home and " Dear Old Stoneham.” I boarded a fast transcontinental plane and was amazed, if not startled, to find out that a regular landing field had been established in Stoneham. As we made a perfect three point landing, an enchanting and picturesque sight caught my atten- tion. Surely this was not the Stoneham of old? This was a new, modern, thriving, city. I was engaged in the pleasant task of admiring the luxurious airline offices. Wonder of wonders, staring me in the face was a large gold lettered sign with the words — Mr. William Gilson, President. I rushed through the entrance, through the outside office, and right into the president’s lap. “Why Bill, how are you?” There was a puzzled frown, then a smile and a firm handclasp. Bill’s brother stood up and I remarked “Why Bill, your brother looks just like you.” “Brother, nothing!” exclaimed Bill proudly, “That’s my son.” LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1937 Be it remembered, that we, the graduating class of 1937, of Stoneham High School in the County of Middlesex and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being in full possession of our mental endowment, but realizing the uncertainty of this life, do hereby promulgate, announce, and declare this legal docu- ment to be our last will and testament, and hereby revoke all wills and codicils heretofore made by us. After the just payment of all our debts, we do bequeath and dispose of our former scholastic pos- THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 33 Compliments of C. F. 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To the Morgan Memorial, we leave two well worn chairs, located just outside the office door, knowing that with the passing of the Class of 1937, there will be no further need of them. Item 3. To the High School Athletic Associa- tion, we leave the most capable and efficient coach in the Greater Boston Ice Hockey League and two legs on a three year cup, upon condition that the third leg be completed in the year 1937-1938. Item 4. To the retiring teachers, Miss Lenora Bcssey and Mrs. Rose Coy, who have given unstint- ingly of their devotion and service to us and to other classes of Stoneham High School, we give and be- queath a store of heartfelt gratitude and sincere wishes for continued health and happiness. In testimony whereof, we hereunto set our hands and seal, and in the presence of three witnesses, declare this to be our last will, this eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven. Signed The Class of 1937. Witnesses: Fannie M. Spinney. Howard W. Watson. Thomas Flynn. GRADUATION ADDRESS Education — past, present, and Future Exactly one hundred years ago Horace Mann was appointed secretary of the first Massachusetts Board of Education. But for one thing this ap- pointment would have been insignificant, a drop in a flood of radical change. This one thing was Hor- ace Mann. The actions of this man a century ago produced effects which manifest themselves in the life of every student today. We can justify Mann’s importance by merely looking upon the situation above which he rose. The childhood of Horace Mann may be taken as a model of the training of the average boy of his time. He was born in Franklin, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1796. His parents were poor, unable to send him to a private school. Before he was fifteen he had never been to school more than eight or nine weeks a year. Though his parents had not the means to give him knowledge, they intensified the love for it. However, any show of artistic culture was suppressed as a “silly waste of time.” Yet he was subjected to all the rigors of righteous ignor- ance. The doctrine of Calvinism was impressed upon him at an early age and was an influence in his early thinking. Thus it was with all children. Since they were passing through a period of greater mental capacity, anything called knowledge was grasped and digested. The common schools of Massachusetts were un- developed. They were regarded as charitable insti- tutions. Women’s education was still considered useless. There was one, and only one, trite, hack- neyed, inadequate, and noncreative curriculum. False economics and politics had reduced the public schools to a negligible educational value. And what was probably the greatest handicap was that the people refused to see the need for improvement. Interest in education was at a dangerously low point. The public was in a lethargy, too occupied in “im- portant matters” to bother with the schools. Tak- ing advantage of this, politicians gleefully trans- ferred expenditures from the public schools to more eye-catching projects. As is the usual result the standard of teaching was low. Training of teach- ers was considered unnecessary. All those who had read the Bible, and a few who hadn’t were eligible for teaching. Horace Mann at one time said, “All my teachers were very good people but very poor teachers.” This was the situation in Massachusetts and the country in general. Truly, education needed a sav- ior. It was the task of a man inspired, of a man motivated by unselfish and high ideals, a man who would sacrifice his personal benefit for public en- lightenment — a man with vision. Massachusetts was blessed with Horace Mann. Even as a young man he resolved to do some- thing about these deficiencies. While he was in the state of Massachusetts, speaking here, organizing He gained all the experience he could in the educa- tional, cultural, and legal fields. Then at last on June 29, 1837, he was appointed to the Massachu- setts Board of Education. He was now in a position to alleviate the deplorable condition of our schools. He wasted little time. Though his opposition came from professional, and political sources, Hor- ace Mann was unrelenting. He dashed all over our state of Massashusetts, speaking here, organizing there, battling everywhere. Yet never did he lose sight of his object. First he built and established schools. But he realized that a system that pro- THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 35 SHELL SERVICE STATION High Pressure Greasing and Spraying Telephone Stoneham 0161 Storage — Tires — Batteries “Eat While You Waif ' LARRY’S DINER Cop: “How did you knock this pedestrian down? " Motorist: “I didn’t knock him down. I just pulled up to him, stopped my car, and waited for him to pass. He fainted.” NEW TUXEDOS FOR HIRE Quality Always Men’s Formal Clothes Rented for All Occasions READ WHITE 111 SUMMER ST, BOSTON Woolworth Building Providence, Rhode Island ARROW for better FIT • Our Arrow shirts fit you better through the body because they have the famous Mitoga form-fit design . . . they slope naturally with your shoulders, taper with your arms, and drape in at the waist. And, oeing crowned with the world’s finest collar, they fit you better at the neck, too. All Arrow shirts are Sanforized- Shrunk ... a new shirt free if one ever shrinks. $2 up CHASE FINNEGAN 17 Central Street Stoneham 0111 “All right,” said the resigned father to his curious son, “You can ask one more question.” “Well, Dad, if I were twins, which one would I be?” He: “I’m thinking of asking some girl to marry me. What do you think of the idea?” She: “It’s a great idea, if you ask me.” To the Graduating Class of 1937 we extend our good wishes for a successful career in the future STONEHAM PHARMACY F. Bracciotti, Ph.G, Reg. Phar. “The Store of Personal Service” 415 Main Street Stoneham Telephone 6548 WHIP HILL RIDING SCHOOL Instruction in Horsemanship Special Attention to Novices 49 Perkins Street Tel. Melrose 0782 36 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC duced good schools and bad pupils was folly. He placed trained and competent teachers in these schools. By establishing normal schools Horace Mann endowed education with one of its greatest assets. He also realized that education is the training of the mental and moral powers. His belief was that the schools must be flexible in order to accom- modate every type of pupil to that pupil’s best ad- vantage. He advocated courses in the development of health and character. His conviction that the pupils should have a sound, disciplined mind in a healthy body resulted in hygiene and music courses. He lengthened the school year, doubled the state appropriation for schools, introduced scientific methods of study, and later evolved the selective curriculum system. These and a multitude of other deeds are the gifts of Horace Mann. He was en- dowed with an indomitable courage, with a strength with which to realize his most ardent convictions, with a wisdom and foresight which led him to sac- rifice a promising and lucrative career for a career in service that our schools might be better. Historians say, “Thus under the leadership of Horace Mann a practically unorganized set of schools, with diverse aims and methods, was welded into a well ordered system with high ideals, and the people of Massachusetts renewed their faith in the common schools.” And yet this very man, on look- ing back at his work said these very significant words, “I am now of the opinion that one-twentieth part of the work has been done.” In the sultry summer of 1859 a tired, worn Hor- ace Mann passed away at Antioch College in Ohio. His life had been as full as it had been hard. His body is buried in Providence, Rhode Island, his spirit in the heart of every true educator. The principles, the ideals, and the spirit of Horace Mann belong to the posterity of American schools. J. Elmer Morgan has said, “There is no classroom where the work is not more effective because he lived.” After the Civil War great changes came in the public attitude toward the schools. Racial preju- dices were forgotten. Education reached a higher level. The four hundred high schools of 1860 had become six thousand by 1900. There were ten times more high school students in 1930 than there were in 1890. Schools were larger, more sanitary, and more adequate. Colleges and universities reached their maturity. Our schools were growing up. The ghost of Horace Mann was smiling. We advance now to education as it is today, to its problems, and its victories. The schools today are basically the same, but new generations bring varied problems. A century has brought vast changes in problems confronting education. A land of agriculture and rural pursuits has grown into a power of industrialism and commercialism. A change in social order has required a corresponding adjustment by our institutions. Our development has brought such things as consolidated schools, which offer to the remotest districts education fully as beneficial as that enjoyed in our cities and towns. Our schools have added responsibilities. The so called “high pressure living” has made it necessary for our schools to broaden the outlook of students. Education must keep abreast of scientific and social progress. The schools of today follow various lines of thought, the progressive and the conservative. The progressives forge ahead with new methods of study, forever experimenting, always granting greater freedom to the student. The conservative schools tend to cling to tried and tested methods, unwilling to gamble on previously unused systems, for all that is new is not necessarily good. However, the great majority of schools dwell in that safest of all zones, the happy medium. Yet all our schools, regardless of group, have the same aim. Our school systems are dedicated to the training of mental and moral powers of youth (for better citizenship and better citizens) in better environments. We observe that there have been great strides in education. Educa- tion now embraces a large scope. More young men and women face life prepared. This might well be called the era of free thinking. Schools encourage creative thought instead of discouraging it. Our educators may look to the future with hope. Their work shines with the gleam of sincerity of purpose. Though the schools have weaknesses the insuffic- iencies of present day education are due, not to the failure of educators, but rather to the success of pseudo-educators. But we are much too close to modern develop- ments to judge their consequence. The fruit of the educator’s labors takes years to ripen. Future generations will give testament to the success or failure of today’s education. Truly, it is only now that we are beginning to realize the fullness of Hor- ace Mann’s work a century ago. We must look to the future for the full compensation of our efforts. And of the future — what? That may be an- swered by Horace Mann’s statement that only one- twentieth of the work has been done. The larger part of the remaining nineteen-twentieths is yet to be done. The youth of today look upon a world of strife and violence. International friendship has been forgotten. War stares everyone in the face. The part that education may play in the develop- ment of world peace is one of the greatest chal- lenges of the future. Education alone can sweep THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 37 Compliments of COLONIAL ESSO STATION Corner Main and Middle Streets Stoneham NEW YORK DEPARTMENT STORE Lewis W. Goldstein 7-9 Central Square Stoneham Tel. Stoneham 0940 FRANKLIN STREET GARAGE Albert F. Lane, Prop. Garage Service, Repairs and Auto Supplies Pontiac Authorized Sales and Service Tel. 0994 44 Franklin St., Stoneham She: “How did you get all banged up?” He: “Skiing.” She: “What happened?” He: “I couldn’t decide which side of the tree to go around.” Compliments of SOCONY SERVICE STATION A1 Holman Main and South Streets Stoneham Compliments of JOEL T. WHITTEMORE STILES SON Candy Manufacturers Stoneham , Mass. W. H. COLLINS Maker of Collins Toys and Wooden Novelties Wholesale and Retail 291 Main Street Stoneham HAROLD K. HUEBNER Everything for the Tennis Player 22A Waverly Street Stoneham STONEHAM ELECTRIC AND RADIO SHOP Kelvinator Refrigerators No Down Payment Terms as Low as $1.00 per Week Radio Sales and Service 441 A Main Street Stoneham 0380 THE MIDDLESEX DRUG COMPANY “The Prescription Drug Store " Elbert R. and Elizabeth G. Boyd Registered Pharmacists “Where Friends Meet Friends” Central Square Stoneham 489 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE STONEHAM 0755 For an Appointment It Will Save You Time 38 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC away the shadows of doubt and fear. An enlight- ened world, deprived of its ignorance cannot be led to war. Generations of the future must realize this. And the sooner the generations do something about it the more generations there will be. Education may do more than any other factor today to bring about mutual peace. True education must spread to the far corners of the earth and thus strike at the roots of international ills. And what may we do to promote the future welfare of education? Simply review the accom- plishments of Horace Mann. He established the schools of the past, he prepared for the future, yet much that he advocated has yet to be done. Imagine if all this could be done by one man, what could be done by the concerted efforts of all. Each one of us bears a responsibility toward the future. This responsibility may be summed up in the parting words of Horace Mann. This he says to the present and to the future as his plea t o posterity: “I be- seech you to treasure up in your hearts these my parting words: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” B. H. Bagdikian. CLASS STATISTICS Class most athletic boy — Clifford Thompson Class most athletic girl — Doris Wright Class best boy student — Robert Newhall Class best girl student — Esther Bergman Class best dressed boy — John Landry Class best dressed girl — Priscilla Booth Class most popular boy — Lawrence Hurley Class most popular girl— Helen Scully Class best boy dancer — Henry Stoney Class best girl dancer — Dorothy Reynolds Class best looking boy — John Patterson Class best looking girl — Theresa Harris Class boy most likely to succeed — Ben Bagdikian Class girl most likely to succeed — Marjorie Babson Class feminine string bean — Mildred Allin Class hockey fan- — Hazel Blackburn Class Hopeful — Barbara Colwell Class Comedienne — Claire Dempsey Class book-worm — Louie Hayden Class Co-ed — Lillian Eldridge Class phonograph record — Margaret Landers Class grandma — Jean Lent Class most faithful— Norma Lister Class “Skipper” — Mildred Marshall Class sophisticate — Eleanor McLaughlin Class nursemaid — Evelyn McLaughlin Class most timid girl — Florence Monson Class man hater — Eleanor Moore Class math shark — Jean Moore Class spinster — Dorothy Murphy Class Deb — Ruth Pike Class horsewoman — Agnes Richardson Class Amazon — Alice Richardson Class star — Dorothy Starr Class innocence — Barbara Conley Class puzzle- — Marguerite Donovan Class flirt — Shirley Hampton Class bride — Inez Jones Class mystery woman — Miriam Meister Class Kupie doll — Dot Potts Class auntie — Eva Theroux Class toothpick— Dot Farrington Class eyeful — Ruth Gross Class most anxious to graduate — Olive Thompson Class business woman — Marguerite Amo Class most bashful girl — Martha Chapman Class stenographer — Isabel Leary Class gum advertisement — Helen Piper Class sphinx — Ruth Smith Class problem child — Annie Greenberg Class model — Frances Worden Class result of ironized yeast — Marion Rotondi Class pest — Antoinette Trozzi Class “Terrier” lover — Patricia Wyman Class “Little Audrey” — Russell Andrews Class milkman — Dana Batchelder Class cradle snatcher — Bill Dowd Class clarinette player — Robert Estes Class hardware — William Gile Class speed demon— William Gilson Class Blue Beard — William Glendon Class fisherman — Joseph Jenkins Class mechanic — Peter Maghakian Class noise — David Morton Class Athenian — Peter Paicopoulas Class rosebud — Donald Shay Class Indian — Dana Wandless Class hick — Peter Whitcomb Class “buzz” — Francis Barton Class shoe salesman — Fabian Kopreck Class Hill Billy — Gerald Landers Class Laundryman — Eddie Lynch Class camel — Luke Cunningham Class Boy Scout — Harold Currier Class Republican — Francis Driscoll Class honey boy — Franklin Fleming Class smiler — Francis Gallella Class mayor of Dogtown — William Geary Class “Bill” Tilden — Dick Haradon Class “Call me Dynamite” — Elmer Harper Class cozy? — Dean Morrison Class manager — Robert Potter Class jockey — Ralph Johnson Class horse dealer — Joseph Meegan Class “Texan” — Edward Meehan THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 39 Compliments of LIGGETT’S DRUG STORE A Registered Pharmacist Always in Attendance JOHN SKINNER SON Candy at Wholesale Colleges, Schools and Clubs Supplied 138 Winsor Avenue Watertown Telephone Middlesex 2886-J Compliments of MELLEY GRAIN COMPANY Stoneham 0599 Corner Main and Winter Streets Compliments of BEN MARSACK 362 Main Street Stoneham W. W. FISKE CO. Coal, Wood and Coke Range and Fuel Oils Telephone 0264 42 Pleasant Street Stoneham HORACE E. BELLOWS, O. D. Optometrist Make your appointment today Better Vision Makes Happiness Theatre Building Telephone 0253-R Compliments of A. DEFERRARI SONS HERCULES POWDER COMPANY Incorporated Paper Makers Chemical Division Stoneham, Mass. 40 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC Class widower — Amelio Minghella Class florist — Joseph Orsillo Class railroad — Warren Richards Class playboy — Albert Seaver Class orderly boy — William Sullivan Class lamp post — Wendell Thompson Class love bird — George West Class order boy — Robert Carr Class most nonchalant— Neil Knudsen Class ? ? ? ? ? ? — Herman Moe Class ace — Larry Petroni Class Swede — Dudley Swenson Class plumber — Edward Theroux Class faithful — Walter Penta Class truck driver — Americo Eramo Class motto — “Seek Higher Service’’ Class Colors — Blue and Gold Class hobby — Collecting warning cards Class big bad wolves — Teachers Class favorite fruit — Dates Class average height — 5 feet, 7 inches Class total height — 625 feet, 4 inches Class average weight — 130 pounds Class total weight — 14,560 pounds FOOTBALL The Blue and White pigskin tossers under the leadership of Captain Minghella started the season by overcoming their arch rival, Woburn, the first time in over a decade. Our boys just didn’t have the extra bit of vitality to come through with the three losses that they sustained, even with such sturdy backs as Thomp- son, Richards, Glendon, Tole and Huff, also superb linemen as Asci, Maghakian, Dowd, Minghella and Isabelle. They may not have won the championship or any gold medals, but they played a gallant and clean game start to finish. Stoneham 11, Woburn 7. Stoneham 0, Winchester 19. Stoneham 6, Lexington 0 Stoneham 6, Belmont 7. Stoneham 0, Maynard 13. Stoneham 6, Essex Aggies 2. Stoneham 6, Concord 6. Stoneham 7, Reading 0. CROSS COUNTRY Though the Blue and White runners sustained numerous defeats, they did their utmost to win for dear old S. H. S. Graduation takes such runners as Captain Shay, Ben Bagdikian, David Morton, but with the election of George Holden as Captain of next year’s team and such lettermen as Charles Morrell, George Bow- er and Wayne Schumann, the Blue and White should give their opponents some excellent opposition. Stoneham 49, Woburn 18. Stoneham 33, Wakefield 22. Stoneham 28, Reading 27. Stoneham 21, Beverly 40. Stoneham 34, Winchester 23. Stoneham 48, Melrose 19. Stoneham 38, Woburn 21. Stoneham 20, Reading 45. FIELD HOCKEY The field hockey team, captained by Evelyn McLaughlin, led a fairly successful season under the combined coaching of Mrs. Vera Lawson and Miss Ruth Finn. The plucky eleven came through with one win, four ties, and no defeats. Next year’s team has great possibilities for a fine showing and they couldn’t have picked a better or pluckier leader than Captain-elect Ruth Bowser. Stoneham 0, Winchester 0. Stoneham 0, Melrose 0. Stoneham 0, Woburn 0. Stoneham 1, Reading 0. HOCKEY For the second consecutive year Stoneham High won the Greater Boston Interscholastic Hockey crown. The team was presented with the new Doc- tor Martin trophy, besides the large G. B. L. cup and the Eddie Shore plaque. The champions were feted at a banquet given by the American Legion Post 115. Also a huge testimonial banquet was given by the Royal Rooters Club at Armory Hall. White sweaters were pre- sented to the members of the squad. With the closing of a marvelous season, the Blue and White loses such veterans as Captain “Cliff’’ Thompson, “Rico” Eramo, “Bill” Dowd, “Dean” Morrison, “Jiggs” Petroni, “Larry” Hurley. Stoneham 3, Medford 1. Stoneham 3, Rindge Tech 2. Stoneham 4, Cambridge Latin 1. Stoneham 2, Melrose 1. Stoneham 9, Belmont 2. Stoneham 3, Newton 1. Stoneham 5, Arlington 4. Round Robin Stoneham 5, Newton 1. Stoneham 0, Melrose 1. Stoneham 3, Medford 1. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 41 Compliments of STONEHAM FRUIT COMPANY Telephone 1279-M Central Square Stoneham ELWOOD B. ELLIOTT REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE Wills Building, Stoneham 0261 — Phones — 0388 " LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH US” S. H. S. ' 25 MARBLE RIDGE DAIRY W. J. Fallon Sons Grade “A " Milk 303 Park Street Stoneham 0154 R. F. ANDERSON Member of Institute of Radio Service Men Radio Service T elephone 0 1 1 8- W 120 Summer Street Stoneham Jamal Machineless Permanent Wave $6.50 CARLA ' S BEAUTY SHOPPE Zoto’s Licensed Beautician 17 Gould Street Stoneham 0075-W LOUIS MILLER Modern Fine Quality Footwear for the Entire Family at Reasonable Prices 346 Main Street Stoneham Compliments of MYRON P. PEFFERS He: “No girl ever made a fool of me.” She: “Then who did?” Employer: “John I wish you wouldn’t whistle at your work.” Boy: “I wasn’t working, sir, only whistling.” Compliments of DR. W. S. COY Chase Building Manager: “How’s that new leopard skin I got you?’’ Acrobat: “All right in spots.’’ When a woman is told a secret she promises to tell everybody not to tell anybody. Compliments of O. H. MARSTON CO. Giftwares Souvenirs E. W. SCHAEFER Greetings Cards Newspapers Magazines Compliments of CHAPMAN’S OLD KIBBY GINGER ALE Telephone 0480 86 Spring Street Stoneham Compliments of CHARLES W. EVANS Compliments of M. A. ATHERTON Optometrist ROSA TODD Teacher of Dancing Tap, Acrobatic, Toe, Ballet 567 Main Street Stoneham 0306-J 42 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC DRAMATIC CLUB The Stoneham High School Dramatic Club has had a most successful year under the fine and effi- cient leadership of their adviser, Miss Luella Dun- ning. The club has sponsored the presentation of five broadcasts on the School and Radio Series of Sta- tion WNAC. It has had interesting meetings nearly every month. The most outstanding work of the club mem- bers was shown in the presentation of their major play, “The Late Christopher Bean,” in Armory Hall. This proved to be a great success and we hope that we started a precedent. At one of the meetings, Mrs. Samoiloff of Win- chester talked on the Moscow Art Theatre and oth- er theatrical productions. At another, Mr. Arthur Blackstone, president of the Melrose High School Masque and Wig Society, told us of the excellent progress of his club. For the Christmas meeting, Miss Dunning and Miss Leavitt entertained with some readings. We have followed the current theatre produc- tions in Boston and New York with monthly reports by Club members. Musical entertainment during the year was of- fered by John Diamond, Dorothy Spear, Mrs. Vir- ginia Lamson, and Norma Downes. At the last meeting a group from the Emerson College of Oratory presented a delightful program. Afterwards the installation of officers for next year took place. These elected for 1937-38 are as follows: President, Charles Morrell. ■pooMXBa sn snSny ‘luapisoaa odja Secretary, Lois Cameron. Treasurer, Everett Corthell. Librarian, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick. The officers of last year were : President, Ben Bagdikian. Vice President, Dorothy Starr. Secretary, Alice Richardson. Treasurer, Everett Corthell. JUNIOR HIGH NOTES SCHOOL SOCIALS The Freshmen held their second social of the year Thursday afternoon, April 15th. Both the seventh and eighth grades were invited, so a large attendance of about two hundred resulted. The music was furnished by John O’Neil, and everyone had such a good time that it was hard to close the gala occasion at 5.30. The committee in charge was: Donald Hanson, chairman; Marjorie McLaugh- lin, Irene Wallace, Claire Hurld, Phyllis Duff, Anna Cassidy, Edgar Barwood, Albert Cullen, John Rus- sell and Howard Dean. The Freshmen wish to thank the Commercial Club for so kindly inviting them to their Barn Dance. A large number showed their appreciation by attending and joined with the Senior High stu- dents in their evening of fun. BASEBALL The Stoneham Junior High opened their base- ball season on Saturday, May 8th, against Wake- field, who beat the Stoneham team 8 — 4. The line up was: Arthur Rich, Victor Nazarian, John Landers, Russell Gardner, Robert Wellspring, Alexander Lirakis, Clayton Meuse, Jerry Nazarian and Robert Bingham. The substitutes were Walter Grant, Edward Patterson and James Greco. On May 10th, the High School Second team went to Winchester, losing the game 4 — 6. May 13th they went to Reading and won with the score of 10 — 5. May 16th, Winchester came to Stoneham and the latter won 7-4. For the first time in many years a new eligi- bility rule was adopted in May giving permission for the ninth grade students to compete in varsity sports. Art Rich and John Russell were the first Freshmen to have this honor, Arthur as first base- man and John as pitcher. Both players have done splendid work and the Freshmen can well feel proud of their representatives. JUNIOR HIGH A. A. SHOW A fine Junior High A. A. show was given in the Assembly Hall, April 13th, under the direction of Miss King. First, there was a play, “A Perplexing Situation,” in which the following pupils took part: Howard Dean, Virginia Barnes, Madelyn Doher- ty, Virginia McLaughlin, John Landers, Kathryn McLaughlin, Florence Cullen, Edna Sullivan, Elea- nor Judge, Edgar Barwood, Edward Patterson, Don- ald Sheehan, and Donald Hanson. Following the comedy, which was received most enthusiastically, Alberta Stevens sang, “The Night Is Young.” Next Betty Dunbar presented a tap dance and then Virginia Maghakian sang “Lazy River”. Edgar Barwood gave an original reading, followed by tap dancing by Marie Norton and Ruth Taff. The show was stolen, however, by the sing- ing of George Hansell who was called on for two encores. THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC 43 Quality Flowers GAY THE FLORIST Telephone 0217 45 Spring Street Stoneham Compliments of FORTINI’S MARKET 90 Elm Street Stoneham 0872-0706 FELLSWAY PHARMACY E. A. Dearth, Reg. Phar. Telephone 1008 497 Main Street Stoneham Compliments of C. W. HOUGHTON Heating and Plumbing Engineer Shop 0139 Home 0177 Established 1898 II. T. MELLETT Fine Upholstery Work Telephone 0026 134 Elm Street Stoneham Compliments of JOSEPH H. KERRIGAN, M. D. Compliments of DAY’S SERVICE STATION 451 Main Street Compliments of STOP AND SHOP Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Free Delivery 407 Main Street Stoneham 0046 Ho: “Why are you eating with your knife?” Bo: “My fork leaks.” " Aha! cried the egg As it splashed a bit I was cast for the villain and made a hit.” Compliments of DOCKAM’S STONEHAM AND BOSTON EXPRESS Compliments of J. HERBERT REYNOLDS Plumbing and Heating 445 Main Street Telephone 1196 Joe: “Hello, Moe, what are you doing these days ?” Moe: “I work in a clock factory.” Joe: “Doing what?” Moe: “Making faces.” Compliments of T. A. PETTENGILL Compliments of DR. A. L. TAURO Compliments of STONEHAM SQUARE BARBER SHOP 409 Main Street Compliments of DR. RALPH F. BAXTER Dentist Chase Building Stoneham 44 THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUTHENTIC ORCHESTRA The Junior High members who have played in the High School orchestra this year are: Helen Adzigian, Virginia Barnes, William Bridgman, Dorothy Chynoweth, Richard Cross, Isa- bel Jaques, Richard Lent, Austin Jenkins, Donald McCrea, John Sullivan, Andrew Tuney, George Tashjian, Albert Warren, Walter Cockerille. RESIGNATIONS The Junior High pupils regret very sincerely the resignations of Miss Bessey, Miss Meriam and Mr. Bugbee. Miss Bessey has always been a friend and inspiration to the pupils as well as a splendid librarian. Everyone who has come in contact with her fine personality is better for knowing her. The students have enjoyed Miss Meriam and Mr. Bugbee very much during their short term of service and wish with the former much happiness in her approaching marriage and the latter great success in business. COMMERCIAL CLUB NOTES The Class of ’37 Commercial Club held their last business meeting of the year at the home of Mar- guerite Amo, on Pine street. The speaker of the evening was Mrs. Lucille Cardinal of Stoneham. Being a business woman herself, Mrs. Cardinal could give authentic and interesting facts about the busi- ness world, into which many of the girls will soon be going. This talk was of value and appreciated by all the members. The rest o f the evening was devoted to a social meeting. The club had the last meeting at the home of Doris Lunt, in the form of a social gathering. We are expecting to leave behind us something which will be in memory of the Class of ’37 Com- mercial Club. Many good times have been enjoyed by the club and each one is loathe to leave. Everything has run smoothly, each meeting well-conducted, interest- ing speakers, trips of varying interest, and with the support of club officers, and club adviser, Miss Lee Smith, there couldn’t be a finer, more interesting organization. We feel that leaving this club to next year’s Business group is quite an honor for both of us. Wishing the Class of ’38 Commercial Club the best of luck! Respectfully submitted, Dorothy Farrington, Publicity Chairman. SPRING The feeling that your heart would burst With happiness u nknown. You’ve felt ' it, haven’t you, my friend, That urge for you to roam ? Or was it that you failed to catch The meaning of it all, That tingling feeling round your heart, The wide road’s beckoning call. You’re missing life if you’ve missed these The blessings of the spring, For there’s a feeling in the breeze That makes the spheres sing. THE POOR MAN’S BLESSING My God steals in most unexpectedly. Sometimes, I’m listening to sweet music rare, Or looking far across the sapphire sea, Or saying at evening time a prayer. It’s with the simple things he seems to come And not with costly gifts and jewels rare. He is the poor man’s blessing every one, The blessing that few rich men have to share. Marjorie Babson. THUNDER There is a far off rumbling That comes from over sea. America now hears it, But will she heed its plea? It calls her youths to sacrifice, With hopes beneath their breast. It calls her mothers to give up Their sons for glory’s quest. Thunder, of a far off land, We answered once your call. You lead our boys to bloody fields And there you let them fall. You cried that war would right the world, Would make it free for all. And yet you killed the best in men, We will not heed your call. A FRIEND A new friend gained this happy day A friend to keep, maybe. A priceless gift just for a smile, A gift from God to me. Marjorie Babson. 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