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tnurlmm lityli duuil frar iBook 1938 2 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK HOWARD W. WATSON, Principal of Stoneham High School STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 3 193B llrar Honk PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF THE STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL, STONEHAM, MASS. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief MARCIA KELMAN Assistant Editors MARION LISTER JAMES BILOTTA Faculty Advisors Literary, MR. REED Literary Editor, KATHERINE CELIN Literary Editor, SOLON CANDAGE Boys’ Athletic Editor, LEONARD GIRARD Girls’ Athletic Editor, RUTH BOWSER Art Editor, MURIEL CHASE Humor, HARVEY STONE Alumni Editor, MARION COWLES Business, MR. HOYT Business Manager, CHARLES MORRELL Asst. Business Manager, BRADFORD LEACH Advertising Manager, JOSEPH CONLEY Asst. Advertising Manager, ALLAN MORTON Circulation Manager, HOWARD GILE Gossip, ELIZABETH ALLEY Exchange Editor, RUTH KIDDER JEANNE Le BRUN QUEENY JANIGIAN JAMES CULLEN, 1938 Clerical Committee ALVERA HALEY DORIS FRENCH MARJORIE MOODY Class Editors JOHN DEWHURST, 1940 william McLaughlin, 1939 CONTENTS Baseball 39 Basketball 29 Cheer Leaders 39 Class History 33 Class of 1938 6 Class Prophecy 35 Class Statistics 21 Class Will . 37 Commercial Club 30 Cross Country 26 Dedication 5 Dramatic Club 22 Faculty 4 Field Hockey 27 Graduation Address 37 Graduation I lonors 32 Ice Hockey 28 In Memoriam 23 Orchestra 39 President ' s Address 33 Prophecy of Prophet 36 Riding Club and Football 25 Senior Class Banquet 39 Traffic Squad 30 Year Book Staff 31 1938 Supporters 24 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 4 FACULTY First Row: Mr. Thibodeau, Miss Regish, Mrs. Lawson, Mr. Watson, Mr. Varney, Mr. Nadeau, Mrs. Baker, Mr. Dalglish. Second Row: Miss Johnson, Miss Smith, Miss Leavitt, Miss Spinney, Miss Marsh, Miss Eastman Miss Garland, Miss Dunning. Third Row: Mr. Lamson, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Miller, Mr. Hoyt, Mr. Davis, Mr. Herrick, Mr. Reed. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 5 DEDICATION We gratefully dedicate this issue of the Year Book to Miss Fannie M. Spinney, who has so unstintingly given of her time and effort in behalf of our class. 6 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK EARLE ADAMS Earle, one of our tall boys, is always ready to laugh at a joke. May Earle’s work in a green- house make his way always rosy. ACTIVITIES: A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Orchestra 1. ELIZABETH ALLEY “Libbie” is the pretty, viva- cious sort of girl that we all find amusing. “Libbie” is one of the very popular girls and has an immense following. ACTIVITIES: Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Cheer leader 3, Usher at Gradu- al ion 2, Junior Prom Committee 2, Sen ior Socials Committee 3, Junior Socials Committee 2, Sopho more Socials Com- mittee 1, Tag Committee 3, Field Hock- ey 1, 2, 3. AMELIO ASCI One of the leaders of the 12 G. P. is “Meo”. He has shown his many abilities and his prow- ess on the football field. “Meo” has a fine personality in addi- tion to his brawn. ACTIVITIES: Football 2. SAMUEL AVELLINO Sam is a slow moving, easy- going fellow. He says that he wants to become a G-man. Whether he means garbage man or federal agent we are not sure, but we wish him success anyway. NORMA BARNES At first acquaintance “Nor- ma” appears to be just a little bit shy, but underlying her de- mure manner is a delightful personality which we feel sure will win her success. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Marshal at Graduation 2. AUGUSTUS BARWOOD Gus is always ready to argue himself out of a difficult posi- tion. He is slow moving, easy going and possesses a fine sense of humor. ACTIVITIES : Basketball 3, Cross Country 1, 2, Manager of Basketball 3, Soccer 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 3, Track Meets 2, Sophomore Socials Committee 1, Vice Pres. Dramatic Club 3, Tennis 1, 2, 3. HARRY BATCHELDER Aeronautics is the field which Harry plans to enter. Besides having a winning personality, Harry has proven himself to be a good student. We wish him luck in the air. ACTIVITIES: Graduation Committee 3, Sophomore Socials Committee 1, Traffic Squad 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. ALBERTA BERRY Alberta’s profound eyes seem to sound great depths. As eyes are an index to the personality, Alberta may be considered an interesting person. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 7 FREDA BLAISDELL Freda is both deter mined and persevering. Such an untiring- student should be well reward- ed. We see a bright future for our thoughtful classmate. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Field Hockey 2, 3. BETTY BLINN Betty is well liked by her classmates because she always has a joke and a smile ready. We extend best wishes to a tr ue friend. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, Usher at Graduation 2, Sophomore Socials Committee 1, Tag Committee 1, 3. GEORGE BOWER George is a really good fellow. When any of his classmates are ever in doubt " Buck” is always ready to help. Credit should be given to him for his fine showing on the baseball team. ACTIVITIES: Baseball I, 2, 3, Cross Country 2, 3, Honor Roll 2. RUTH BOWSER Kindly and tactful, “Rudie” has shown her sportsmanship as captain of the field hockey team. “Rudie” is always good natured and is well beloved. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Class Officer 1, 2. 3. Editor of Junior Roll Call 2, Traffic Squad 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3. LILIA BROWN Lilia has many loyal friends because of her quiet and con- genial manner. Best of luck, Lilia, in whatever you attempt. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey I, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3. EDWARD BRUCE Although " Ed” has been one of the quiet fellows in the class- room, he can be witty and fun- loving upon occasion. Much luck, " Ed. " ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1 2, For tlall 1, 2, 3, Baseball 2. ' EDWARD BURNS Ed likes to debate a question thoroughly and prove its good points. He is a quick thinker and is 12G’s mathematics wiz- ard. Who knows, he may be a Math, professor some day. ACTIVITIES: Football 2, 3, Man- ager of Ice Hockey 2, Dramatic Club 3. FRED BUTTERFIELD Another fellow who is quite bashful is Fred. We think this bashfulness may be only a hoax, for outside of school Fred is quite talkative. Good luck, Fred. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK JOHN CALLAHAN John is one of the well-dress- ed boys of the class; he is al- ways neat. We wish you the best of luck, John! MURIEL CHASE To be a successful commer- cial artist is the aim of Muriel. We know she will fulfill her am- bition, for her present work is exceptionally good. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Graduation Exer- cises 3. SOLON CANDACE Solon too often astonishes us with his surprising knowledge. His mental capacity and subtle wit make a smooth combina- tion. We marvel at you “Sonny” ! ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, Basket ball 1, 2, 3, Soccer 3, Year Book Staff 3, Honor Roll I, 2, 3, Traffic Squad 3, Dramatic Club Committee 3, Mac Donald Medal Winner 3. KATHRYN CELIN Talented Katie’s interest lies in the field of Art and from what we have seen of her work, a successful future awaits her. Good luck, Katie. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, A. A. Activities 3, Traffic Squad 2, 3, Hiding Club 2, 3, Dramatic Club Play Committee 3, Graduation Committee 3. WILLIAM CHISHOLM “Willie” likes to talk about returning to his native land of Scotland. Besides being well- liked he has been an honor stu- dent of the class. Bon voyage, Will! ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, Year Book Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Traf- fie. Squad 3. MARJORY CLAUSEN Marjory seldom voices an opinion but when she does, you may be sure it is a worthy one. She has many friends who wish her good luck! ACTIVITIES: Honor Roll 3. DONALD CHASE This carefree fellow was a test for any teacher, but he al- ways managed to please. He proved to be one of the depend- ables in baseball. We hope he realizes his ambitions. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, 3, Foot- ball 2, Basketball 2, 3, Manager of Basketball 3, Soccer 2, Dramatic Club JOSEPH CONLEY The cynical “J. P’s” famous wit sometimes becomes menac- ing as he has no partiality for his friends. With a keen intelli- gence, Joe sees life with a good perspective. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club Play 3, Authentic Staff 3, Usher at Gradua- tion 2, Graduation Exercises 3, Dramat- ic Club 3, Honor Roll 1, 3. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK GEORGE COOMBS George is a boy from whom we hear very little. A quiet personality, however, is often a sign of a deep thinker. May you find success in all you un- dertake, George. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2. MARGARET CORKUM “Peggy’s” quiet wit and sense of humor have been greatly ap- preciated by her class. We wish her all the success that one can obtain. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Field Hoc-key 1, 2, 3, Commercial Club 3. JAMES CULLEN “Swingy” Jim is absolutely one of the most music-loving souls that Stoneham High has ever seen. His dancing feet and dashing personality make him a cheerful addition to any class. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club I, 2, Authentic Staff 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Graduation Committee 3, Junior Prom Committee 2, Senior So- cials C -mmittee 3, Junior Socials Com- mittee 2. ARTHUR DONAGHEY Bud, as you know, is our pop- ular ice hockey goalie. He is noted for his quiet way and winning smile. Bud hopes some day to become a professional goalie. Best of luck, Bud! ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3. EVERETT CORTHELL Here is the President of the Senior Class. " Ev” is well liked for he never fails to have a cheery greeting and is helpful and obliging at all times. We wish you the best of luck, “Ev.”!! ACTIVITIES : Basketball 1, 2, 3, Manager of Basketball 3, Orchestra 1, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1 . 2, 3, Cheer I eader 3, Class Officer 3. Marshal at Graduation 2, Usher at Dramatic Club Play 2, Graduation Ex- ercises 3, Senior Socials Committee 3, Jewelry Committee 2, Graduation Com- mittee 3. PAUL DOORLY Paul has earned the too ex- clusive reputation of being a perfect gentleman. Always sin- cere, courteous and ambitious, he has won great respect. You deserce success, Paul! ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 2, 3, Authentic Staff 2, Traffic Squad 1, 2 ' MARION COWLES Marion’s natural sophistica- tion doesn’t detract from that enticing giggle. Marion is an honor student and has been very helpful on our social com- mittees. ACTIVITIES: Graduation Commit- tee 3, Junior Prom Committee 2, Junior Socials Committee 2, A. A. Ac- tivities 1, 2, 3, Cheer Deader 2, 3, Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3, Usher at Grad- uation 2, Field Hockey 1, Basketball I, 2, 3. Dramatic Club 1, 2, Authen tic Staff 3, Honor Boll 1, 2, 3. NORMA DOWNS Witty and urbane, our prima donna is a grand entertainer. Her version of “Baby Snooks” is superb. Auf Wiedersehen, Norma! ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, 3, Or- ehestra 1, 2, 3, G lee (dub 2 , Dramatic Club 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2 . 3, A. A. Activities 1 , 2, 3, Prize Kpe aking Con- tests 2, Usher at Dramatic Club Plav 3, Fie ld Hockey 2 1, Riding 1 Club 2, 3, Dra mat ic dub l‘l ay Comnii it tee 2, 3, Tag Committee 3, Dramatic (dub Plav 10 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK JOHN DUFF John has to be rather careful of what he does in school, for his sister is in the same class. Nevertheless, John is ever ready to join in the fun. He is very well known and liked. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, Soe cer 3. MARJORIE DUFF “Midge” is a fun-loving, ath- letic type of girl. She has con- tributed much to the class with her quick and ready wit. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3. CHARLES DYSON A popular boy, who loves to play pranks, is Charlie. He is a natural-born horseman, so he must get a kick out of life. ACTIVITIES: A. A. Activities 1, Dramatic Club Play Committee 3. MAURICE FAMA “Maurie” is the sort of fellow with a quiet way. But his very disarming smile will make one forget his own troubles in- stantly. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, 3. JAMES FERRY Jim is another of the class caddies with headquarters at Bear Hill. His ruddy complex- ion and freckles betray the out- door life that he leads. Jim’s perseverance should lead him far. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 3, Foot- ball 1, 2. BARBARA FISHER “Barb " is good company and can give a joke and take one. Her engaging smile reveals much high character and real personality. “Barb” is sure to find success and happiness. ACTIVITIES: A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Cheer Leader 2, 3, Usher at Gradu- ation 2, Senior Socials Committee 3, Tag Committee 3, Field Hockey 1, 2. STANLEY FINNEGAN Stan is the bowling expert of the class. If he can knock down life’s obstacles as well as he knocks down the pins, he will surely succeed. MARJORIE FLUKES “Marge” has kept us all guessing just what she will do next but her companionship has been well appreciated. We all admire her calm manner. ACTIVITIES: A. A. Activities 3, Traffic Squad 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club Play 3, Basketball 3, Riding Club 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Tag Committee 3, Banquet Commit- tee 3. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK I I DORIS FRENCH This redhead certainly has a temper and loves to argue but she makes good company. We wish her good luck in her chosen work. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Commercial Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2. ELISON FULLFORD “Al” is one of the quietest boys in 12C2. He has proved himself a true friend and a con- scientious worker. We offer our best wishes, “Bulldog”. FLORENCE GARDNER Florence never takes life too seriously. She has an attract- ive personality and captivat- ing sense of humor. Good luck to you, Florence. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 2, 3, Vice President of Commercial Club 3. ROBERT GRAY In the athletic field, Bob has displayed fine sportsmanship and leadership. We are sure these qualities will benefit him in later life. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, Football 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Officer of A. A. 3, Traffic Squad 2, 3. BETTY GREEN Betty is a carefree individual and is the life of the class. We hope that her wonderful dispo- sition will never fail her. ACTIVITIES: Officer of Commercial Club 3, Graduation Exercises 3. ALVERA HALEY “Vera” is the pretty blonde of the Business course. Her engaging smile and winning personality will start her well on the road to success. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 2, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Commercial Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2. HELEN HANSON Helen is a very quiet girl but those who have become ac- quainted with her have found a real friend with a pleasant dis- position. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, Dram- atic Club 2, Field Hockey 1, Tag Com- mittee 3. JOHN HODSON Tall and manly, John upholds the military aspect of 12G. John is greatly interested in army life, and we are sure he will make a good soldier. ACTIVITIES: Football 1, Rifle Team 3, Traffic Squad 2, 3. 12 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK GEORGE HOLDEN Most famous for his great sense of humor and a gift for breaking delicate chemical ap- paratus, George has many sym- pathizers. He is very kind and helpful and can be depended upon in a crisis. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club Play 2, Baseball 1, Ice Hockey 1, Basket- ball 2, Cross Country 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Track Meets 1, 2, 3, Usher at Dram- atic Club Play 3. EILEEN HOWARD “Niney’s” gay dimples and dry wit make her an amusing companion. She is a very con- scientious scholar and her dis- cretion is well known. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, Member of Graduation Committee 3, Tennis 3. GRACE HAYES Although she is quiet and re- served in manner, Grace has proven herself an able leader as president of the Commercial Club. We are confident of your future. ACTIVITIES: Officer of Commercial Club 3. PRISCILLA IRELAND Charming “Prissy”, bonny “Prissy”, but sometimes “Prissy” the shrew! Priscilla has an interesting personality and plenty of “savoir faire.” She will always be a leader. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll L 2, 3, Field Hockey 1 , 2, 3, Riding Club 2, 3, A. A. Activities 2, 3, Traf- fic Squad 3, Dramatic Club Play Com- mittee 3, Tag Committee 3. JAMES HUFF “Darky” is the boy with the broad shoulders. He likes to read books and seems to be quite a “bookworm.” One can’t lose out with good books to read, “Darky,” so good luck! ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1,2, Hockey 2, 3, Football 1, 2, Captain 3, Traffic Squad 2, 3, Vice President 3. CLIFTON HUNT Although Clifton is one of the quietest boys in his class he has made many friends in the school. Good luck, Clinton! FRANK ISABELLE “Izzy” has always had his head in the clouds. With all that enthusiasm, “Tailspin Izzy” should soar high and break records. We’ll be on the ground, cheering! ACTIVITIES: Football 1, 2, A. A. Activities, Traffic Squad 1, 2, Tennis 1. QUEENNY JANIGIAN Queenny is a hard worker and one who is always willing to give of her time when there is something to be done. Such a person is sure to find success. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Authentic Staff 3, Member of Com- mercial Club 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 13 PATRICIA JEFFERSON We all second the opinion that “Pat’s” outstanding good trait is her unfailing willingness to help a friend. Her quiet un- assuming manner attributes much to her likable personality. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Tag ' Committee 3, Field Hockey 2, Riding Club 2, 3, Graduation Committee 3. ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK “Peg” is our “enfant terrible” as well as one of the literary intelligentsia. Knowing her has been an experience we wouldn ' t have missed. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Diet Club 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Hiding Club 2, 3, Dramatic Club Play 2. RA YMOND JOHNSON “Swede” is the envy of all the girls because of his blonde hair. Although “Swede” has been here only a short time he has won fame in both the class- room and athletic field. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, Football 2, Usher at Graduation 2. MARCIA KELMAN We are proud of “Marsh”. As girl MacDonald Medal winner, her scholastic record is out- standing. With her determina- tion and gay, philosophical out- look, she has steered the storm- tossed “Authentic” home and that is worthy of praise. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Editor-in-chief’ of Authentic 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Editor of Year Book 3 Traffic . Squad 3, Tag Committee 3, Dramatic Club 3, Play Committee 3, MacDonald Medal 3. RUTH KIDDER Ethereal in appearance and personality, Ruth gives the im- pression of a lively angel. Ruth realizes th at things come to those who stand and wait. ACTIVITIES: Year Book Staff 3 Dramatic Club 2, 3, Authentic Staff 2 , 3, Riding Club 2, 3, Jewelry Committee 2, A. A. Activities 3. DOROTHY LANDERS With apparently detached amusement, “Dot” has partici- pated helpfully in many activi- ties. She is one of those clever, modest people that we all like. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll X, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Field Hookey 1, 2, 3, Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, Tag Committee 2, Dramatic Club Play Committee 3. JAMES LANDERS “Red” is an ambitious soul whose studious zeal is spiced with fiery temper that softens quickly into a typical Irish humor. He is a gifted player of baseball as well as the violin. BRADFORD LEACH. “Brad” has been rather a quiet fellow but nevertheless popular. His willingness to co-operate in school activities was one of his best traits. Best of luck to one of our best fel- lows. ACTIVITIES: Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, Football 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, Usher Dramatic Club Play 3, Social Committee 2, 3, Year Book 3. 14 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK KATHLEEN LEAVITT Silent and studious is Kay. One can always depend on her and she is willing to impart her knowledge to all. She is one of the leaders of 12G. ACTIVITIES: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Traffic Squad 2. MARION LISTER Marion personifies quiet chic and good taste. It isn’t often that a girl really merits being called “a perfect lady” but Mar- ion has earned the compliment. ACTIVITIES: Authentic Staff 1, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Riding Club 2, 3, A. A. Activities 2, 3, Assistant Ed- itor of Year Book 3, Cheer Leader 2, 3, Traffic Squad 1, 2, Usher at Gradu- ation 2. JEANNE LEBRUN Jeanne is congenial and full of fun but shows her serious side when occasion demands. Such a capable and efficient person is sure to go far in this world. ACTIVITIES: Basketball I. 2. 3, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Authentic Staff 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Commercial Club 3, Graduation Com- mittee 3, Graduation Exercises 3. WILLIAM MAGUIRE " Bill”, is a sports lover and is an ardent baseball fan. His ability and enthusiasm will as- sure him success in his field. Au revoir, Bill! ACTIVITIES: Basketball 2, Dram atic Club 3, Honor Roll 1, A. A. Ac- tivities 3. BARBARA LEIGHTON Dreamy eyes and a pugnac- ious chin make an interesting combination and " Barb ' s” per- sonality combines a bit of each. One of our “characters.” ACTIVITIES: Basketball 3, Or chestra 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 2, Dramatic Club 2, 3, Traffic Squad 3, Riding Club 2, 3, Dramatic Club Play 3. ROBERT LEWIS " Bob”, carefree and easy go- ing, has pursued his studies all through his senior year. His good humor and ready wit should be an asset to him in the coming years. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1, 2, Basketball 2, A. A. Activities 3, Cheer Leader 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Senior Socials Committee 3. ROBERT McCALL " Mac” is a quiet sort of fel- low. We like him well, how- ever, and hope he will follow in his father’s footsteps. " Mac’s” favorite pastime is hunting. ACTIVITIES: Football 1. Soccer 2, A. A. Activities 3, Officer of A. A. 3. RICHARD McETTRICK Although he clowns a lot and seldom shows his serious side, those who know " Mac” well realize that he is capable of big things. Good luck to you “Mac.” STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 15 Charles mcintyre “Charlie’s” smiling manner and personality have gained him a host of friends in S. H. S. Those personal qualities will assure him of future success. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, A. A. Activities 3. LAWRENCE McMANN Larry’s slow-going method and his ability to take life easy have made quite an impression on his classmates. We only hope that later life will he as simple, Larry. WINIFRED McMANN “Winnie” does not make friends easily but she is thoughtful and loyal to those whom she does make. We wish you a blight future, “Winnie.” ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Commercial Club 3. ALYCE McMURRAY Alyce is another quiet mem- ber of the business class. She has a likeable personality and attractive appearance. ACTIVITIES: Officer of Commercial Club 3. GEORGE McNAUGHTON Always neat and punctual, “Mickey” is the reliable sort of person upon whom the whole world depends. We’re confident of a bright future for Mickey. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, Ice Hock ey 1, Dramatic Club 1, A. A. Activ- ities 1. BARBARA MEISTER The rest of us have our brain- storms and fanaticisms but Barbara goes her way serenely. She is not as loquacious as some of us but she is a fine student and pleasant compan- ion. ACTIVITIES: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. PHYLLIS MONTGOMERY It is sometimes said that red hair means temper and “Phib- bie” is no exception. Fortu- nately, our “Phibbie’s” quiet in- telligence and loyalty are more dominant assets. Besides, we all like Tartar sauce. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, A. A. Activities 3. MARJORIE MOODY Her charming smile and de- lightful personality have won Marge many friends. May her charm and ability help her find the road to success. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Officer of A. A. 3. Member of Commercial Club 3, Traffic Squad 3, Usher at Graduation 2, Tag Committee 3, Graduation Committee 3. 16 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK CHARLES MORRELL Every class has its perfect specimen. A clever punster, a blithe gentleman, a popular leader, a powerful orator, intel- ligent scholar and a fascinating companion — that’s our Charlie! ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, Cross Countrj i , , Orchest ra I . Y ea r Book Staff 3, Dramatic (Mill) 1, 2, 3, Authen- tic Staff 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Graduation Exercises 3, Dramatic Club 3, Dramatic Club Play 2, 3, A. A. Ac- tivities 1, Class Officer 1, Prize Speak- ing Contest 2, 3, Track Meets 1, 2, Traffic Squad 3, Usher at Graduation 2. ALLAN MORTON The ardent politician has al- ways been a puzzle. We never could discover how much he knows, but we suspect it’s quite a lot. This above all, Allan speak “plus haute” and don’t let any one stop you. ACTIVITIES: Cross Country 1, 2, 3, Year Book Staff 3, Dramatic Club 3, Authentic Staff 3, Honor lw oil 3, Track Meets 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club Play 3. MARY MUSTONE “Musty” is one of the most popular girls of the class, whose flashing smile has won her many friends. One can always find Mary in the company of “Midge” Duff. May it always be that way, Mary. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey f, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2. ROBERT NAY “Bob” already has the ap- pearance of a successful busi- ness man. He knows that it takes hard work and much ef- fort to be successful. We are sure that he will realize his ambitions. ROBERT O’NEIL “Bob” was forced to leave school to go to work, but we welcome him back for gradua- tion. He has been very active in the school’s social affairs. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, 3, Prize Speaking Contest 2, " Traffic Squad 1, Baseball 2, Football 2. FLORENCE PEARL Many times “Miss Pearl” must have thought, “What fools we mortals be!” Her mental ability and quiet charm have made her a very welcome mem- ber of the class. Bon voyage! ROBERT PERRY Bob is the class fireman. He has the habit of chasing the local fire engines in his Ford. Bob is very popular and is a real worker. Good luck, Bob. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 2, Football 2. ALFRED PINCIARO Fred has contributed many bright moments to our long hours of school. We hope he will find life as easy. ACTIVITIES: Manager of Ice Hock- ey 3. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 17 ELIZABETH PIPER A lot of people like a dash of pepper and “Pepper” has plenty of dash. This member of Piper, Reid, Inc., is brimming over with pep and spontaneity. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Tennis Team 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, Tag Committee 1 . ROBERT PURVIS Bob’s chief pastime seems to be talking. He can usually be found lying down the lawn talk- ing to a group of friends. With his fine speaking ability Bob should make a great orator. LOIS PRESCOTT Lois seems to be the typical class co-ed. She has a sunny disposition. Her main ambition while in school was to receive an “A” in history. ASTOR PREUS A boy who never says much but who makes up for his lack of speech with his actions, is Astor. Astor is very studious and has been on the honor roll several times. BARBARA RAYMOND “Barb” is the sort you seldom hear from but a grand disposi- tion helps to make her a lovely person. She will make many friends in years to come. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 3, Com- mercial Club 3. ELLA REID The petite member of Piper, Reid, Inc., is very tiny and frail in appearance. But- Oh My! — our “Ellabella” can certainly stand for her rights. An honor student and active member of the class, Ella is quite indis- pensable. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3. ARTHUR PULOS Although he has not been able to participate in many school activities, Art is a de- pendable worker. He has a good disposition and has formed many close friendships. ARDIS ROBINSON Ardis is a genial up and com- ing sort of girl who makes her presence felt in 12B. Her bright eyes and engaging smile are the external features covering up a kind, loyal and understanding nature. Good luck, Ardis! ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1. 2, Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, Commercial Club 3. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK BEVERLY ROGERS There should be more people like Beverly. Always composed and never too extreme in her animation, " Bev” shows that elusive quality called breeding. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Riding Club 2, 3, Usher at Dram- atic Club Play 3, Tag Committee 3, Field Hockey i, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3. BESSIE SAUNDERS Although she has not partici- pated in many school activities, Bessie is a dependable worker. She is quiet and retiring. We all wish her much success. ACTIVITIES: Commercial Club 3, Field Hockey 1, 2. ESTHER RUBIN Managing two courses is a very strenuous job, yet Esther has kept her sang froid. She is jolly and likeable and has many friends. RICHARD RUSH Dick is little but in his small frame is an indomitable spirit. Dick’s ambition is to be a pro- fessional at the golf links. Good luck on the fairway, Dick. JOHN SAVELO A quiet fellow who never mixes much with the crowd is Johnny. He is well liked and has participated in several sports while in school. We wish you success, Johnny. EMILY SIMONO Although we didn’t hear much from Emily, she was a very essential member of the class. Her many friends and acquaintances discovered great depths in her personality and wish her luck. ACTIVITIES: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Dramatic Club 3, Honor Roll 3. MARY SAMPSON “Sarnie” is quiet but she gets along with everyone. She is a good sport and a sincere friend. Good luck, “Sarnie.” GEORGE SMITH “Schmidt” is one of those boys with a carefree sense of humor. His wit and philosoph- ical attitude will see him over life’s hard spots. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 19 LLOYD SPEAR Lloyd, who is mechanical minded, has shown his ability in our math subjects. His pleas- ant smile plus his studious man- ner should take him a long way. ACTIVITIES: Rifle Team 3, Prize Speaking Contest 1. JOSEPH SULLIVAN Joe is one of the best liked boys of the class. This can be attributed to his engaging smile and pleasing manner, which en- ables him to get along with almost anyone. ACTIVITIES: Football 1, 2. RALPH STETSON “Stet’s interest and keen in- sight into mechanics and elec- tricity should lead him eventu- ally to the field of engineering. He is a letter man in cross country and baseball and we look for a bright future for him. KATHLEEN SWEET Everyone knows “Sweetie” by her ready smile and cheerful greeting. We hope that she will be just as quick to smile at the problems that confront her in the future. ACTIVITIES: Field Hockey 1, 2, Basketball 1, 2, Commercial Club 3. EVELYN STINSON “Ev” will follow that honored profession founded by Florence Nightingale. We feel sure that with her deep sympathy and delicate charm, she will prove a guiding light. ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, Prize Speaking ' Con test 2, Usher at Graduation 2, Dram- atic Cluh Play 2. HELEN SYVERTSEN Helen’s popularity and viva- city have been a welcome asset to dear old Stoneham High. Her sincerity will make her a lovely “woman in white, " ACTIVITIES: Glee Club 2, Dram atie Club 2, 3, A. A. Activities 3, Dramatic Club Play 3. PAULINE STONE Polly’s wistful smile and gracious manner has won a place for her in the hearts of her friends. We hear from Polly most of all in English class where her ability to analyze astounds us. Good luck, Polly! ACTIVITIES: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. EUGENE THIBODEAU To strangers, Gene seems very shy, but those who know him admire his modesty. Gene is very conscientious in every- thing he undertakes. ACTIVITIES: Soccer 3. 20 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK JOSEPH TOLE That old adage, " good things come in small packages,” cer- tainly holds true, for Joe has been outstanding on all athletic teams, in addition to being one of our most popular boys. ACTIVITIES : Baseball 1, 2, Ice Hockey l. 2, Football 1, 2, :’ , A. A. Activities 1, 2, 3, Class Officer 1, Ush- er at Graduation 2, Usher at Dramatic Club Play 1, Graduation Committee 3, Socials Committee 1, 2, 3, Junior Prom Committee 2. ROBERT TRAINOR Bus is a good-natured fellow. He is always ready to crack a joke and he has won many friends with his fine sense of humor. WILLIAM TRUESDALE " Bill” always has an answer even if it is occasionally the wrong one. Let us hope he finds all the right answers in the years to come. ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3, Ice Hockey I. 2, 3, Football 2, 3, A. A. Activities 2, ( ' lass Officer 1, 2, 3, Ush- er at Graduation 2, Graduation Exer- cises 3. SAMUEL VACCA Sam is one who likes to voice his opinion, especially in the classroom. He has been quite active in athletics and we hope his courage will carry him far. ACTIVITIES: Football 2, Basket- ball 1. ROY VASEY Roy is one of the newcomers to the class, but it didn’t take him long to become acquainted. Roy is a fast walker and always seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere. We hope he reaches his goal. ACTIVITIES: Football 1. MICHAEL VISOCCHI The " silent man” of 12G is the title given to Mike. He and Harry are always together and we hope they will remain fast friends. ACTIVITIES: Football 1. HENRY WARD “Hink " can ' t seem to get into the habit of coming to school on time; but when he does come his presence is keenly felt, both on the athletic field and in the classroom. “Better late than never”, eh, Hink? ACTIVITIES: Baseball 1, 2, 3. Foot- ball 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3. JAMES BILOTTA " Jimmie’s” absence during the last month was very evi- dent. A prominent member of the class, " Jimmie” has proven a helpful and dependable class- mate. JAMES KEATING Jim has an inclination to be the class clown. When not in school he can invariably be found driving his car and look- ing for junk. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 21 CLASS STATISTICS When in the course of human events it be- comes necessary to dissolve the bonds of re- straint and set down the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, a great many people’s feeelings would be hurt. We hope that these parodies will be taken in the spirit given — no malace, no spite, just a lot of slams. Now — hold your breath. Boy of best appearance — Everett Corthell Girl of best appearance — Marion Lister Most athletic boy- Robert Gray Most athletic girl- Ruth Bowser Best boy dancer -James Cullen Best girl dancer- Marion Cowles Best looking boy — Joseph Sullivan Best looking girl -Marjorie Moody Most popular boy- Joseph Tole Most popular girl — Elizabeth Alley Boy most likely to succeed — Charles Morrell Girl most likely to succeed — Marcia Kelman Class tomboy -Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Class swede — Ray Johnson Class opera singer- -Norma Downes Class (?)— Bradford Leach Class daffodil Harry Batchelder Class date — Barbara Fisher Class nightowl - Arthur Donaghey Class gum chewer- -Robert Lewis Class unknown — Allan “X " Morton Class problem child — Richard McEttrick Class deb — Betty Green Class bride — Norma Barnes Class buzz — John Savelo Class bone cracker — Lloyd Spear Class speed demon — James Huff Class sleeper — Lawrence McMann Class librarian- Ardis Robinson Class dentist — James Landers Class movie actor — Frank Isabelle Class nonchalant — Maurice Fama Class beanpole — Dorothy Landers Class caveman — Robert Nay Class tarzan — Margaret Corkum Class missionary — Grace Hynes Class hiker — Edward Bruce Class picture — Donald Chase Class blondie — Clinton Hunt Class sailor — Ralph Stetson Class silence — George Coombs Class chauffeur — Roy Vasey Class business woman — Alvera Haley Class absentee — Robert O’Neil Class socialite — Barbara Raymond Class grind— Barbara Meister Class lawyer- Esther Rubin Class violinist — Jeanne LeBrun Class baby -Bessie Saunders Class melancholy — William Maguire Class bachelor — Astor Preus Class sophmore hero — William Truesdale Class Walter Winchell Kathleen Sweet Class Co-ed — Doris French Class wonder — Mary Sampson Class papa’s girl Winnifred McMann Class most bashful girl — Queeny Janigan Class model Lois Prescott Class pal —Florence Gardner Class oddity- Roberta Berry Class old maid — Marjorie Flukes Class woman’s man — Charles McIntyre Class baby face — Angustus Barwood Class truck driver — John Duff Class fire chief Robert McCall Class farmer — Henry Ward Class pin boy -Stanley Flannigan Class pretzel Fred Butterfield Class wild man — George Bower Class surprise — George McNaughton Class most dignified — Patricia Jefferson Class auntie — Freda Blaisdell Class poster — Murial Chase Class duke — William Chisholm Class soldier- John Hodson Class red headed cop — John Callahan Class smokestack — James Ferry Class junkie — James Keating Class pluto — Arthur Pulos Class chaperone — Miss Pearl Class man-hater — Phyllis Montgomery Class toreador — Joseph Conley Class hothead — Earl Adams Class teddy bear — Sam Avellino Class atlas — George Smith Class book fiend — Kathryn Celin Class cowboy — Charles Dyson Class Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy — Ruth Kidder and Paul Doorly Class iron woman —Marjorie Duff Class pugilist — Meo Asci Class innocent — Evelyn Stinson Class blusher — Eileen Howard Class sophisticate — Alyce McMurray Class quietest girl — Pauline Stone Class milkman — Elison Fullford Class handy woman — Emily Simono Class love bird — Robert Perry Class Baby Snooks — Barbara Leighton Class manager — James Bilotta Class jitter bug — Betty Blinn Class hopeful — George Holden 22 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK Class “Call me dynamite” — Edward Burns Class janitor — Solon Candage Class midget — Fred Pinciaro Class toots — Ella Reid Class horse-woman — Priscilla Ireland Class mystery woman — Beverly Rogers Class song sheet — Pepper Piper Class auto tester — Richard Rush Class newsboy — Eugene Thibodeau Class animal cracker— Robert Trainer Class shadow Michael Visocchi We found that we had in the remaining eight members of the class of 1938 the famous Snow White and the loveable dwarfs Snow White — Mary Mustone Happy — Lila Brown Sneezy — Samuel Vacca Dopey — Robert Purvis Grumpy — Kathleen Leavitt Doc- Helen Syvertsen Sleepy — Marjorie Clausen Bashful Helen Hanson DRAMATIC CLUB S. Wainwright, H. Syvertsen, S. Miller, B. Leighton, A. Morton, E. Corthell, C. Morrell, C. Mein tyre, D, MacKenzie, G. Holden, M. Flukes, Miss McIntyre, P. Ireland. DRAMATIC CLUB PLAY Promptly at eight o ' clock, on April 8, in the Armory Hall, the curtain rose on the annual Dramatic Club presentation. This year the play, which surpassed even the most brilliant expecta- tions was Noel Coward’s successful comedy, “I’ll Leave It To You”. The play was of course gay and hilarious and the actors, catching this light mcod, performed superbly in their various roles. Those who took part in this outstanding produc- tion were Barbara Leighton, Helen Syvertson, Marjorie Flukes, Dorothy MacKenzie, Shirley Miller, Shirley Wainwright, Everett Corthell, Charles Morrell, Charles Mclntire and Allan Mor- ton. The Dramatic Club has had a very successful season and its varied monthly meetings were greatly enjoyed. Much if its success was due to Miss Luella Dunning and the various officers and committees who worked with her. Charles Mor- rell was President of the club; Augustus Bar- wood, Vice President; Lois Cameron, Secretary; Everett Corthell, Treasurer. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 23 Jit HOftttnrtam ANTHONY MESSINA CLASS 1938 Forgive my grief for one removed, Thy creature, whom I found so fair. I trust he lives in thee, and there I find him worthier to be loved. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I hold it true, whate ' er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. 24 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK We wish to thank the following contributors who made this page possible : Earle Adams Paul Doorly Queenny Janigan William Nadeau Dorothy Alger Norma Downs Patricia Jefferson Robert Nay Elizabeth Alley Marjorie Duff Gertrude Johnson Florence Pearl Amelio Asci John Duff Ray Johnson Robert Perry Samuel Avellino Luella Dunning Marcia Kelman Fred Pinciaro Lydia Bagdikian Charles Dyson Ruth Kidder Elizabeth Piper Norma Barnes Fannie Eastman Alice King Robert Potter Agustus Barwood Maurice Fama Dorothy Kinsley Lois Prescott Harry Batchelder James Ferry Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Astor Preus Ruth Benson Ruth Finn Roger Lamson Arthur Pulos Freda Blaisdell Barbara Fisher Dorothy Landers Anna Regish Betty Blinn Harriet Fitzgerald James Landers Ella Reid George Bower Stanley Flannigan Bradford Leach Ardis Robinson Ruth Bowser Marjorie Flukes Jeanne Le Brun Beverly Rogers Jane Bridgeman Thomas Flynn Mildred Leavitt Esther Rubin Lilia Brown Doris French Barbara Leighton Richard Rush Edward Bruce Elison Fulford Robert Lewis Mary Sampson Ralph Bruce Florence Gardner Marion Lister Emily Simono Carmen Buono Eva M. Garland Dorothea MacKenzie George Smith Edward Burns Howard Gile William Maguire Lloyd Spear John Callahan Leonard Gerard Miriam Marsh Fannie Spinney David Callahan Doc Gordon Robert McCall Ralph Stetson Solon Candage Robert Gray Richard McEttrick Evelyn Stinson Russell Carleton Betty Green Janet McHale Pauline Stone Anna Cassidy Alvera Haley Charles McIntyre Harvey Stone Kathryn Celin Clyde Hampton Margaret McLaughlin Joseph Sullivan Donald Chase Helene Hanson Winifred McMann Helen Syvertsen Muriel Chase George Holden Lawrence McMann Earle Thibodeau William Chisholm Jean Holden George McNaughton Eugene Thibodeau Marjorie Clausen Eileen Howard Alyce McMurray Joseph Tole Joseph Conley Edith Howard Barbara Meister Robert Trainor Gordon Converse Anna Howes Helen Miller William Truesdale George Coombs Everett Hoyt Shirley Miller Samuel Vacca Everett Corthell James Huff William G. Miller Charles Varney James Cullen Clinton Hunt Phyllis Montgomery Roy Vasey James Culleton Grace Hynes Charles Morrell Henry Ward Kenneth Davis Frank Isabelle Allan Morton Howard Watson John Dewhurst Priscilla Ireland Mary Mustone STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 25 RIDING CLUB First Row: S. Buckler, V. Barnes, M. Flukes, P. Ireland, G. Thomas, D. Jelley, S. Baxter. Second Row: A. Smith, R. Lawson, P. Jefferson, R. Kidder, B. Rogers, N. Downs, J. Bridgman. Third Row: Miss Dunning, L. Cameron, B. Leighton, M. Lister, J. McHale, E. Kirkpatrick. FOOTBALL Coaching a new team, green in experience and ability, was what “Doc” Gordon had to put up against in moulding a football team last fall, for the previous year’s team had been made up almost entirely of seniors. The team didn’t really start to click until they met their arch enemy and Turkey Day rivals, Reading. Then one ought to have heard the fans make up for lost time in the cheering section. Of course the score wasn’t very big, 2-0, but the game was much more one-sided than the score indicates. Seniors who are singing their swan song as far as school football is concerned are Captain Jimmie Huff, Bill Truesdale, Ray Johnson, Henry Ward, Joe Tole, Ed Bruce, Sam Vacca and Brad Leach. The season’s summary: Milton 13- Stcneham 0 Woburn 18 — Stoneham 0 Winchester 25 — Stoneham G Concord 33 — Stoneham 0 Lexington 19 — Stoneham 6 Punchard 54 — Stoneham 0 Maynard 13 — Stoneham 0 Stcneham 2 — Reading 0 26 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK CROSS COUNTRY First Row: A. Morton, G. Bower, C. Morrell, E. Farrell, G. Holden, R. Dodge. Second Row: Coach Davis, S. MacNeil, R. Stetson, H. Varney, S. Merrifleld, .1 Dewhurst. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Setting an example which the hockey team and the football squad were glad to follow, the Stoneham hill and dalers, refusing to go through their season with all defeats, took Reading High School, both here and there, within a week to 24-40, and 25-37. The other runs were not so good, however, although the home harriers came very close to winning when they raced Wakefield, losing just 25 to 30. In the Beverly six-team meet, Bower, Dew- hurst, Dodge and Merrifleld, placed 23, 29, 30, and 32, respectively, which was very good be- cause of the great number of boys running. In the other meets, Stoneham lost to Woburn 20-38, 19-40; to Beverly 17-46; to Winchester 15-51; at the hands of Melrose, she suffered her worst defeat, 15-75. Boys who have run for Stoneham are : Morton, Farrell, Holden, Schumann, Bower, Dodge, Dew- hurst, Watkins, Merrifleld, Gardner, McNeill, Davies, Hanson, Blanchard, Patterson, Stetson, and Varney. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 27 FIELD HOCKEY First Row: Blaisdell, Gardner, Kirkpatrick, Barnes, Bowser, Blinn, Piper Alley. Second Row: Kuhn, Mustone, Duff, Blaisdell, Brown, Robinson, Ringland, Corkum, Kelman, Chase. Third Row: Ireland, Janigan, Girard, Rogers, Landers, Flukes, Rubin, Mrs. Lawson. FIELD HOCKEY The field hockey squad, captained by Ruth Bowser, met its greatest rival, Melrose, in a scoreless tie in the first game of the season. The second was still more disappointing when the Stoneham girls were surprised by a Wilmington victory of 2-1. Under the guidance of two able coaches, Miss Ruth Finn and Mrs. Vera Lawson, the team finished the remainder of the season victoriously. The plucky eleven came through with the total of one defeat, one tie, and three victories. Under the excellent leadership of Captain-elect Margaret Girard, next year’s team should have an even more successful season. The season’s summary: Melrose 0 — Stoneham 0 Wilmington 2 — Stoneham 1 Stoneham 1 — Wakefield 0 Stoneham 1 —Medford 0 Stoneham 2 — Reading 0 28 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK HOCKEY TEAM First Row: McLaughlin, Bingham, Huff, Donaghey, Gray, Conley, Russell, Rush. Second Row: Burns, Tole, McEttrick, Truesdale, Leach, Coach Gordon. ICE HOCKEY The Stoneham High hockey team started the season with but four veterans, but before the season was over the opposing teams realized that their opponents were not lacking in fight and the ability to get what they desired. For a team that finished in third place and landed three members on the first team All Scho- lastic and several others on the second All-Star team, one must feel full of pride. Among these who were All-Scholastic are Bud Donaghey, who was captain of the team; Bob Gray, shifty center; Bob Bingham, defenceman who with Bill McLaughlin will captain next year’s team; Jimmie Huff, fast wing, and Joe Conley, reserve center. Others on the 1938 squad were Dick Rush, John Russell, Brad Leach, Bill Truesdale, Bill Plummer, Junior Downes. John Tole, Doug Sur- rette, Bud Dodge, Jig Mahoney, John Judge, Ralph Bruce, David Jenkins, Art Rich, Russ Gardner, and John Landers. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 29 BASKETBALL First Row: Candage, Tucker, O ' Toole Mooradian, Asci. Second Row: Barwood, Corthell, Smith, Chase, Coach Elerin. BASKETBALL Pursued by the demon hard luck, the local basket netters had a poor season. In about six or seven of their thirteen games Coach Elerin’s boys came within one or two points of clinching a victory and in one other case it was the ignor- ance of the fans that cost them a victory. Their victories came over champion Winches- ter and Woburn outfits, the former of which was a most surprising one to all. The basketeers were led by co-captains Solon Candage and Henry Ward. Other first stringers who will be in play next year are John Moora- dian, Sarge. O ' Toole, Jimmie Tucker, Nio Ming- hella, and Tony Asci. Next year there will again be co-captains leading the team this time, we’re pretty sure, on to victory. They will be John Mooradian and William O’Toole. 30 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK COMMERCIAL CLUB First Row: Sweet, Haley, French, Hinds, McMurray, Green, Sampson, Gardner. Second Row: Corkum, Janigan, Moody, Raymond, Robinson, McMann, Saunders, Blaisdell. TRAFFIC SQUAD First Row: M. Cowles, M. Kelman, M. Moody, J. Hodson, M. Flukes, J. Candage, B. Leighton, B. Meister. Second Row: R. Bowser, J. Holden, R. Lawson, P. Ireland, B. Binner, B. Morrison. Third Row: W. Chisholm, R. Gray, C. Morrell, A. Rich, H. Stone. STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 31 YEAR BOOK STAFF First Row: Morton, Morrell, Chase, Bowser, Kelman, Lister, Candage Cullen. Second Row: LeBrun, Moody, Janigan, Kidder, Chisholm, Dewhurst, Cowles, Alley, Haley, French. Third Row: Gile, Leach, Holden, McLaughlin, Conley, Girard, Stone. 32 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK GRADUATION HONORS THE MacDONALD MEDALS For Scholarship, Character and Good Influence in the School SOLON CANDAGE MARCIA KELMAN Class Historian RUTH F. BOWSER Graduation Address CHARLES F. MORRELL Honor Group (B average or higher for four years) ELIZABETH ALLEY HARRY BATCHELDER RUTH BOWSER SOLON CANDAGE WILLIAM CHISHOLM JOSEPH CONLEY MARION COWLES NORMA DOWNES ALVERA HALEY EILEEN HOWARD PRISCILLA IRELAND QUEENNY JANIGAN MARCIA KELMAN RUTH KIDDER DOROTHY LANDERS KATHLEEN LEAVITT JEANNE LEBRUN MARION LISTER BARBARA MEISTER PHYLLIS MONTGOMERY CHARLES MORRELL ELLA REID BEVERLY ROGERS PAULINE STONE Class Prophecy GEORGE SMITH Prophecy of Prophet JOSEPH P. CONLEY Class Will ELIZABETH GREEN and WILLIAM TRUESDALE The following awards and prizes will be announced at graduation exercises: History Medals Math and Science Shield Art Prize Music Prize Commercial Club Prize History and Social Studies Shield Carrie S. Ireland Citizenship Award Mathematics Medal Constitution Essay Medal Parent-Teacher Scholarships Teachers’ Club Scholarships GRADUATION COMMITTEE HARRY BATCHELDER MARION COWLES JAMES CULLEN JOSEPH CONLEY, Chairman EVERETT CORTHELL JEANNE LEBRUN EILEEN HOWARD MARJORIE MOODY PATRICIA JEFFERSON JOSEPH TOLE JAMES CULLEN STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 33 PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS It is indeed a great pleasure for me to wel- come you in behalf of the Class of 1938 to our graduation day exercises. To our parents, whose patience and understand- ing have been constantly with us during our years of growing up, we express our love and gratitude. To our faculty, who have helped us in our search for truth, in the broadening of our hori- zons, and in the finding of a richer, deeper ex- perience, we express our appreciation. To our friends, whose interest in us has been made manifest in many ways, and with whom we like to share all our joys, we extend our greet- ings. The faith that you have had in us leaves an obligation for us to fulfil. We accept this ob- ligation as a challenge and will endeavor to meet it by living up to the best light that we have. The courageous men of all generations have looked to frontiers for adventure and achieve- ment. The frontier days are gone. The covered wagon no longer carries across the prairie land its heavy burden of courageous souls who risked their lives to And a more abundant world. No longer are there dangers from hostile tribes, from the beastq of the tractless forests. With the passing of the West, we need not feel that all frontiers have gone. Great bar- riers in the battle against disease, against social maladjustment, against unemployment, and against strife and misunderstanding between na- tions are yet to be conquered. Despite the progress that has already been made in the field of medicine, there can be no feeling of complete achievement unless such men- aces as cancer and infantile paralysis are overcome. A great deal is yet to be learned about the care of both body and mind so that they will be fit for the demands that are made of them. So long as we live in a country of abundant resources, we cannot tolerate hunger, poverty and wretchedness. So long as there are millions of unemployed, we cannot ignore our present social and economic system. So long as nations prepare for war and engage in war, failing to recognize that only in the good of all can be realized the good of any, we cannot cease our efforts to bring about clear understanding between nations. Elsewhere as here, even today are being gradu- ated hundreds of young people, eager to face these frontiers knowing full well the diffi- culty of the task they undertake. We need more guidance, training, wisdom, and perseverance. Some will seek this guidance and training in the schools of higher learning; each may seek wis- dom through a careful consideration of his own responsibility; all must develop perseverance to carry on in the face of grave disappointments. As we seek to get our bearings in the midst of such a rapidly changing world, we shall look back to the many joys and youthful friendships of our class room days in Stoneham High School. On this, our last day together, we, the Class of 1938, welcome you, our parents and friends, to our commencement exercises. Everett Corthell. CLASS HISTORY Today, on June seventeenth, as we assemble for the last time before our compasses are set for different courses through the Sea of Life, we pause to review the great joys, deep sorrows, the numerous disappointments, but still more numerous realizations, of the past four years of our great endurance test. It was in the summer of 1934 that great prepa- rations were made for our long journey north- ward. Our parents, realizing the need for devel- oping and testing our characters, with hesitation relinquished their firm hold, and helped us repair and pack the canoes with the provisions neces- sary for the first stage of our important jour- ney. The great day in September had come and the old braves, gathered around the Great Chief, stood ready to warn us of lurking dangers and temptations along the stream. But not one of us realized, until our safe haven had been left be- hind, the selfsacrifices that would have to be made nor the hardships that would be suffered. As the quiet, sheltered source of the River of Experience receded farther and farther from our view, we realized then, and only then, that we were independent and would sorely miss the care- ful guardianship of our ever-watchful parents. At first, the paddling upstream was comparative- ly easy and much of our time was passed in tak- ing advantage of our new-born freedom. Under the helpful guardianship of Mrs. Barnes, Miss Collins, Miss Fitzgerald and Mr. Miller, the canoes shot easily and lightly through the ever- increasing rapids. Much skill was required to maneuver the light craft through the jutting ledges and rocks, but much more in avoiding the hidden reefs just below the rough, treacherous surface. Several times the canoes separated, each group pursuing its own individual interests. But at 34 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK dusk, everyone gathered at the campfire under the direction of Miss Collins. Here were sung anc- ient ballads of heroism and were told legends of our forefathers. While all members of the party were gathered in this assembly, the tribal coun- cil, consisting of head scout James Bilotta, and assistant scouts, Joseph Tole, Ruth Kidder, and Phyllis Montgomery, was chosen to serve as guides in planning the course and direction for the year. Our first large festival was held in a glen shaded with green pine, through which shone the silver rays of the moon. With a watchful eye to all details, Marion Cowles directed this first har- vest festival of the tribe of nineteen hundred thirty-eight. The proceeds from this dance were the first that we had earned to prepare and equip ourselves for the long journey ahead. By the end of June, we were obliged to seek the refuge cf a convenient bay for a much needed rest. By the following September the canoes had been repaired and stocked with the necessary provisions, and once again we pushed off from shore. This year the change in scenery and at- mosphere was very noticeable. The river no longer was shaded with dense shrubbery, for as the stream widened in its approach to the sea, the far horizon became clearer. Branching off from the main river were streams alluring at sight, but which we knew would not offer the ul- timate satisfaction of the more difficult course. Several of cur friends and classmates returned to their childhood camps, not possessing the de- termination and perseverance to follow through to the finish. Encouraging the aspirat ions of those who remained were cur advisers and help- ers: Miss Dunning, Miss Garland, Miss Smith, and Miss Leavitt. Although the progress up- stream was slow, it was steady under the skilful guidance of our chosen leaders : head scout, James Bilotta; assistant scouts, Charles Morrell, Ruth Bowser, and William Truesdale. The tribe had become accustomed to the strong undercur- rent and treacherous rapids when the month of June drew to a close. Eagerly looking forward to participation in the great competitive sport festivals in September, the canoes turned out of the swiftly flowing current and drifted shore- ward. After two months of rest and repair, we em- barked on the third lap of our four years endur- ance test. Ready to receive and aid us this year were Miss Finn, Miss Spinney, Miss Garland, and Mr. Reed. William Truesdale, head scout; and the assistant scouts, George Smith, Ruth Bowser, and Richard Rush, were chosen to direct and to lead the tribe in its divers activities. Looking forward to our separation the next year, a coun- cil, with Ruth Kidder as adviser, was appointed to make the selection of insignia. The time for these long-awaited contests had finally arrived and we eagerly entered the field of competitive sports. The first great test of our physical strength proved our ability. The run- ners, Allan Morton, George Holden, George Bower, Charles Morrell, and Ralph Stetson, were the first members of the tribe to prove their speed. Then followed the undefeated hockey team supported by Elizabeth Piper, Florence Gardner, Marjorie Duff and Ruth Bowser. Our great warriors, Edward Bruce, Amelio Asci, Wil- liam Truesdale, Joseph Tole, and James Huff, suffered heavy losses in battle but fought val- iantly to the finish. In the basketball contests with neighboring tribes our defenders were Solon Candage and Henry Ward. In the early spring season were trained also the members of the po- tential baseball team which was to include Robert Gray, Joseph Tole, Ray Johnson, Anthony Mes- sina, and Henry Ward. The climax to all these games of skill and strength was reached when the ice hockey squad, with the co-operation of Joseph Tele, Arthur Donaghey, Edward Bruce, and James Huff, succeeded in winning the high- est trophy for speed and endurance, the Greater Boston League cup. During the first year of competitive sports, the tribe of nineteen hundred thirty-eight took junior positions, patiently training itself for higher ones the next year. The di’amatic council, attempting its first major production, presented “The Late Christo- pher Bean’’ in which Norma Downs, Charles Morrell, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Augustus Bar- wood, and Evelyn Stinson represented us. With the co-operation of the tribe of nineteen hundred thirty-seven, we planned and success- fully gave our second musical festival, the Upper Class Dance. In the middle of June, the canoes sought shel- ter and the tribe made preparations for the finish of its testing period. In September of 1937, the tribe paddled eagerly into the swirling current which would swiftly bear it to the close of its long journey. Ready to aid and make this, our last year together, a rich- er and deeper experience were our supervising chiefs, Mr. Thibodeau, Mr. Lamson, Miss John- son, and Mr. Davis. The tribal council consist- ing of head scout, Everett Corthell, and assistant scouts, James Huff, Ruth Bowser, and William Truesdale, organized and directed the various ac- STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 35 tivities of this our fourth year. Under the direc- tion of Joseph Tole and his council, extensive preparations were made for our second Upper Class Dance in the Armory. After this success, we planned this year’s great dramatic festival, “I’ll Leave It To You” which was given by a cast including Barbara Leighton, Charles Morrell, Helen Syvertsen, Charles Mc- Intyre, Everett Corthell, Allan Morton, and Mar- jorie Flukes. Under the excellent guidance of Miss Dunning, adviser, and Charles Morrell, look- out scout, the dramatic council made great pro- gress during the year. Profiting by the training and experience of the physical contests in previous years, we eagerly entered into all competitions with neighboring tribes. The runners, captained by George Hol- den and later by George Bower, were strongly supported by younger braves but were lacking- in veteran runners. The warriors led by James Huff took their defeats as well as their victories in the spirit of good sportsmanship. The climax was reached when they successfully defeated their rivals from Reading. The field hockey team, captained by Ruth Bowser, also closed its season by defeating its ancient rival, Reading. Under the co-leadership of Solon Candage and Henry Ward, the basketball team played well. The ice hockey squad and the baseball nine, cap- tained by Joseph Tole and Robert Gray respect- ively, were strongly supported as they were the last sports of the season in which the tribe would have a part. To these respective groups we paid tribute for their physical ability and persever- ance. The highest honors for scholastic achievement and nobility of character were awarded to Marcia Kelman and Solon Candage whose guiding pres- ence in the tribe has been sensed and apprec- iated. At this stage of the journey a deep tragedy struck the entire tribe. A lone canoe bearing Anthony Messina, beloved friend and classmate, detached itself from the group and glided swift- ly down the Stream of Death. We paused to pay tribute to our departed friend, and then with heavy hearts resumed the course which was fast drawing to a close. With the approach of graduation, that day when we would receive diplomas stating that we had passed our various courses through the Sea of Life, a council was appointed to make preparations for these last exercises. First came the farewell service of worship on June twelfth, and then the last social celebration at Mount Hood on June thirteenth. This afternoon, we received our diplomas, the proof that we have successfully terminated our testing period, and now we are assembled on the banks of the River of Experience for the last time. Tomorrow we push off from shore and enter together the limitless Sea of Life where we separate, each sailing that course which leads to the realization of his dreams and ambitions. CLASS PROPHECY About three weeks ago Everett Corthell who, as president of this class is a member of the graduation committee, offered me congratula- tions. When I asked him why, he told me I was to be the Class Prophet. Needless to say, you could have knocked me over with a telephone pole. One night, after spending many previous nights in a fruitless effort to conduct a proph- ecy, I decided to forget it and get a good sleep. It proved to be a very profitable sleep, for in that sleep I had a dream and in that dream I found the future of the class of 1938. I found myself in a crowded cafe called Joe’s Joint run by Joe Conley who had gained ex- perience at the high school lunch counter. Feeling a desire to eat I looked around for a menu but I couldn’t find one. I motioned to the head waiter in the person of Joe Sullivan. When I asked him for one he gave a signal and I was met by a barrage of menus in the form of spit- balls from the other waiters including Ralph Stetson, Robert Lewis, Bill Maguire, and Charlie McIntyre. This group had also had experience in high school. I felt a nudge in my ribs and looked around into the face of a lady whose size led me to wonder if I was to be bounced. She told me I had an open-and-closed case against the waiters for assault and battery and urged me to sue. I understood all when she handed me her card. It read “Esther Rubin of Finkle, Finkle, Finkle, and Rubin, Attorneys at Law.” My meal was further disturbed by the female strong-arm squad of Lois Prescott, Florence Gardner, and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick — a group of bouncing babes if I’ve seen one, and I ' ve seen one. They were in the act of ejecting one Henry Ward who had failed to make a touch for the price of the meal. I had just started to eat again when I heard the familiar voice of Everett Corthell, God’s gift to the women, acting as maestro for the floor show. The first act was a rendition of “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” by Jimmy and Dot Landers, a couple of Irish hill-billies. The next act was a stomp marathon by Jeane Lebrun, Al- 36 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK ice McMurray, Marjorie Duff, and Kathleen Sweet. While this number was on, the door opened and two cigars walked in. When the cloud of smoke cleared it revealed the blank faces of A1 Fullford and Fred Pinciaro who had pooled their capital and were now manufacturing high chairs My attention was drawn by a blare of horns which made the place sound like Times Square on New Year’s Eve, but it was only the din from George Holden ' s Swing Orchestra shorten- ing the life of a popular song. Bob Gray and Bill Truesdale were playing the slide trombones. It was easy to see that they had done the best of their sliding into second base. The saxaphones were taken care of by Dick McEttrick, James Ferry, Dick Rush, and Bob McCall. I had al- ways doubted if they had any sax-appeal but their performance removed all doubt. I rec- ognized “Darky” Huff at the drums but I didn’t recognize the piece he was playing. It sounded like the “Anvil Chorus” for the War Dance of the Wooden Indians at Midnight in a Mad house. Johnny Savelo, always an artist, was making life miserable for the base fiddle. Allan Morton with the clarinet and Solon Candage at the piano just added fuel to the fire. Pat Jefferson, the featured vocalist, reminded me of the last time I had my brakes tested. When the number was finished and I mean finished — Gus Barwood and Jimmy Cullen came over and asked me how I liked the band. It seemed they were the booking agents. I hated to do it so I told them the truth. There was more corn in that ensemble than in the state of Iowa. I picked up the local newspaper and turned to the society page edited by Marjorie Flukes, Winchell’s rival. The first thing which caught my eye was the announcement of the forthcoming marriage of Paul Doorly, the big butter and egg man, and Ruth Kidder. The Women’s Club, of which Marcia Kelman, Marion Lister, Ruth Bowser, and Priscilla Ireland were active members and Eileen Howard, Helen Sy- vertsen, Evelyn Stinson, and Norma Downs in- active members were holding a whist party to be held under the bleachers at the Pomeworth St. grounds. Miss Phyllis Montgomery, prom- inent debutante, was sponsoring a movement the purpose of which was to bring Fla. nearer to Massachusetts, so she wouldn’t have to travel so far each winter. The senior class at Wellesley, of which Betty Blinn, Barbara Fisher, Betty Green, and Ardis Robinson are members re- cently voted Barbara Fisher the girl “Most Likely to Graduate.” Beverly Rogers has sent a letter of protest to the Ed Bruce escort Bureau stating she thought she would get a gentleman and was awarded George Bowser instead. She further stated that she desired something more gentle such as Stan Flannigan or Maurice Fama. Charles Morrell, famous surgeon, had just re- turned from a rest cure at Monte Carlo. I had an idea Charlie would make a good doctor be- cause he always had people in stitches. I laid down the paper and let my eye wander over the restaurant for a moment. It was evi- dent by the posters on the wall that the class of ’38 had produced quite a few athletes. One ad- vertised the coming battle royal between Ray “Swede” Johnson, Brad “One-Punch” Leach, and Frank “Saved by the Bell Iron-Man” Isabelle. Now there was something that would make people forget the Mark Antony-Cleopatra af- fair. A second poster announced a tennis match between Ella Reid and Elizabeth Piper. The former High school twins had turned pro and were now looking for a net profit. The third poster announced a golf tournament between Marion Cowles, Elizabeth Alley, Marjorie Moody, and Norma Barnes, all members of the Saturday Morning Swing Club, which flourished under the tutelage of Pro Joe Tole. But suddenly the poster began to fade, my nightmare ended. The most we can do now is to hope that dreams don’t come true. GEORGE SMITH. PROPHECY OF THE PROPHET For twenty-five years after our eventful grad- uation, I had worked in Mr. Roosevelt’s Alaskan Utopia, Federal Project 1043, dispensing tutti- frutti ice cream to apathetic Eskimos. This job had been granted me through the influence of our Congressman who recognized my potential intelligence when I had issued a public statement to the effect that Stoneham would be boomed for the Presidential Convention in 1940. At the end of this period I decided to return to Stoneham. Hurrying through the North Sta- tion, I was surprised to learn that new stream- lined trains now ran between Stoneham and Boston on a strict ten minute schedule. A stately looking individual, whom I immed- iately recognized as my old school-mate George Smith, sat beside me on the train. He assured me that the old home town had remained un- spoiled and that many of my old friends were now prominent citizens. He was very modest about his own progress; but I inferred that he was now a famous musician, returning to lead his band in a parade which was to take place STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 37 that afternoon to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the town’s two most recently built schools. That afternoon with bated breath I watched the parade. In my mind’s eye I could picture a pompous George Smith, gleaming in new uni- form and shiny brass buttons, strutting down the street at the head of his band. When the parade had passed, disappointed, I turned to my nearest neighbor and asked why George Smith had not been able to appear. " George?” he said, “Didn’t you see that fat man who played the jewsharp and carried Ray- mond’s ad in Uncle Eph’s band ? That’s our Georgie!” THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1938 We, the Class of 1938, of the Stoneham High School, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, being of sound mind and body, do hereby declare and proclaim this instrument to be our last will and testa- ment, and remove all former wills and codicils and, in doing so, dispose of our property, real or otherwise, as follows, namely, to wit: Item 1. It is our wish and desire that from our treasury, enough money be taken to enable Miss Smith to purchase a new Victrola for Room 3, in the hope that a new one will cause future classes less pain than the old one. Item 2. To the Senior Faculty, we do be- queath an additional supply of patience for use with the present Junior Class. After having had such an intelligent and industrious class as that of 1938, we know that they will be hard to teach, and that much additional patience will be needed. Item 3. For the use of Seniors, whose home- rooms may be on the third floor, we leave an ele- vator to be installed before next September, thus enabling them to reach their rooms each morning before the last bell. Item 4. For ourselves, we donate one row in the rear of Room 7, so that we may at any time, come back to dear old Stoneham High and sym- pathize with our detention friends. Also, we leave the following advice: To future classes in Room 11 A, remember two things: 1. (1) When called on, don’t guess the answer to the question involved because Mr. Hoyt knows all, and is very quick to inform you; (2) Christ- mas comes but once a year and Mr. Hoyt is no Santa Claus when it comes time to mark report cards. 2. And to those who make au practice of loit- ering in the corridors, don’t be caught in front of Room 12, Room 13, or Room 7, because Mr. Thibodeau, Miss Smith, and Miss Regish are al- ways ready and eager to escort you to the office for such sins. In witness whereof, we do hereby set our hands and seal, this seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight. CLASS OF 1938. Witnesses : Miss Gertrude M. Johnson. William G. Miller. Fannie Eastman. GRADUATION ADDRESS LEADERSHIP Each year at this time another graduating class passes into the ranks of the alumni. And each class is told that graduation is not an end- ing, but a beginning. We are told that our lives lie before us to do with them whatever we will; that we are separate individuals, each with the capacity for contributing something to society. Perhaps this sentiment seems trite after so many years; but because it is true, it remains the fun- damental theme of all graduations. This theme is voiced by all educators and successful leaders. They know its veracity and want us to grasp its significance. There are others who may proclaim it false. They maintain in mournful tones that human personality has no place in this age. They have accepted the attitude that we are mere cogs in a wheel of time that rolls along feverishly to no definite end. This is the rationalistic cry of those people who today are part of an irresolute multitude because they assumed this attitude. These people have told us that in this complex civilization of modern times, and in this so-called machine age, individual personality is submerged and lost. Although this might seem to be the outcome of a technical society, this same complexity has opened up new fields of work and has offered new opportunities for personal development. Instead of crushing personality and individualism, this society has made them more to be desired. In practically any field that one can think of the mere mention of that field brings to the mind the names of leaders who are outstanding in that line of work. There must always be leaders. Since time be- gan leaders have sprung from the ranks. Orig- inally the leaders were the physically strong be- 38 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK cause their followers wanted to trust themselves to someone who could protect and lead them safely. Gradually, as our civilization has changed, the qualities which determined our lead- ers have changed. The people still need to have faith in their leaders, faith that they can and will live up to ideals. Those leaders should be chosen who have a growing conviction of what society can be, and will work to bring about pro- fitable changes. Jane Addams of Hull House was one of those. Through her untiring efforts she has made not only great strides in social ser- vice, but also in moral service. She has made the world better by her having lived in it. An- other great social worker was Booker T. Wash- ington, who cast off the shackles of slavery and became a college president. His success as a leader does not lie in this fact, however. The service he rendered his fellow men was taking a race of ignorant, helpless, despised and dis- couraged people and leading them to a new life and a place of importance in the world this service is what has deemed him a true leader. But leadership has its price. Although it does take some ability to manage a faction or corpo- ration, it takes far more to germinate a new vision and cling to an ideal which urges one for- ever onward — never resting in development, never vanquished in adversity. A leader is one who leads, not one who dominates. He helps the people put their needs and desires into definite formation and plans with them the method of attainment. A leader must subjugate himself to serve. His success turns upon the service he renders. Abraham Lincoln in his desire to rid the country of slavery had the country’s future at heart. Yet he carried a great part of the burden alone, and through his service a great favor was done for humanity. H is ideal led him forever onward, and his willingness to; serve ac- complished his purpose. Since from our ranks the leadership of tomor- row must develop, we must understand its prin- ciples. What are the qualities of a leader? How can we attain these qualities? The underlying quality is a desire to serve in whatever field we enter. If we, from this moment on, can earnest- ly attempt to set purposeful goals in our own field, and live up to the ideals we have accepted; if we can courageously stand up for the best and buck public resentment and derision when we know we are in the right, we must attain, at least in part, our goals. We must not be discour- aged when things do not develop so easily as we might wish. Perseverance and the vision of the goal will generally bring us through. Thomas Edison kept experimenters at work for years searching for the thing he wanted. Over nine thousand experiments were made without obtain- ing the desired result. A visitor to his laboratory in discussing his apparent failure said, “Then all those experiments were practically wasted.” “Not at all, " replied Mr. Edison, “I know nine thousand things not to do” But Edison finally found what he wanted; his persistence gave him victory and today each electric light bulb is a tribute to the untiring efforts of an inventor and a leader. If we are overcome by the first opposition, we deserve to be, because it is we ourselves who can overcome this opposition if we really want to. If we have a strong ideal, much can be accom- plished; little is impossible. As someone has so aptly said, “We can better play this game of life if we know where the goalposts are!” Every obstacle we overcome adds to the score at the end of the game. Today, in all walks of life and work, we lack good leadership. To each of us comes the chal- lenge to fill these gaps. We must make the effort at any rate to be leaders in our own fields. Although that effort brings a great responsibility, the satisfaction of exerting one’s might, and leading grandly toward some end greater than oneself is sufficient reward for any leader. On the other hand, it is clear that we cannot all be leaders, most of us will be followers. Natur- ally, this must be so since we constitute the group that our leaders work for. But this does not mean that we are insignificant to society. On the contrary, it is our duty to choose who shall lead us, and most important, to what end we are to be led. Here we can see that the pro- gress of le adership, and, as a result, civilization, rests, in the final analysis, primarily with the followers. Very well then, how are we to choose the cor- rect leaders ? How can we determine how to obtain the realization of our ideals? First of all we must make sure what our ideals are. We can decide this by testing these ideals to see if they are in harmony with our moral convictions. It now remains our task to choose the leadership which will aid us in realizing these ideals. In other words, we are actively working for an ideal through someone else whom we have chosen to guide us. If, however, he breaks our faith by spurning the ideal, we must reject him as our leader and on finding another leader whom we consider desirable, we must throw our sup- port to him wholeheartedly. The moral development of society is also our STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 39 responsibility, since we as parts make up the sum of society. If our own individual consciences are primed so that we automatically work for the best, social conscience will also reach a new high. The one fault that stands out with most fol- lowers is their passive indifference and careless- ness in respect to their reaction to leadership. We must watch out for this pitfall. It is ex- tremely necessary that we do not lose our will power under the domination of a powerful leader; we must not be swayed like reeds before the wind by eloquent promises and gaudy plans. We must take the pains to become acquainted with the fundamental principles of all new leaders and to determine the value and practicability of their plans. We must analyze and test before we sanction new and untried developments. We must always be aware of what is going on about us — not passive recipients of changes, but active bringers-about of changes. A powerful example of what such an attitude can accomplish was shown recently when Thomas E. Dewey, New York County District Attorney, began almost single handedly to combat the rac- kets in New York. Through his efforts and ear- nest desire to rid the country of such profiteer- ing, he has succeeded in crippling dozens of gangs and has overthrown an empire of organ- ized crime by jailing seventy-two top racketeers. Dewey started out as an active citizen who op- posed gangdom vigorously and through his self- efficiency and untiring efforts, he has reached a position where he can do much. In the same way wo can do much if we earnestly want to. I think the whole philosophy of ideal leaders and active followers is portrayed concisely in the words of William Jowett Riley when he said, “I can live creatively and follow in the footsteps of my Maker, if, taking things as I find them, I breathe upon them and change them for the better.” If we can do this, we shall have found the secret of life itself. Charles F. Morrell, Jr. ORCHESTRA One of the most important activities in the High School is the Orchestra. The members of this group meet every Tuesday afternoon under the capable direction of Mr. Dalglish, the music supervisor of the Public Schools. The orchestra provides music for all the school assemblies as well as for graduation. An interesting fact is that the orchestra now owns ten instruments which anyone may borrow without cost provided that he or she takes les- sons. These instruments were purchased for the benefit of school pupils with the money raised when the student body gave operettas, a feature which Mr. Dalglish expects to resume next year. The present members of the orchestra are Norma Downs, Dean Strail, Harvey Stone, Jean LeBrun, Isabelle Jacques. Albert Warren, Charles Davies, Virginia Barnes, Dorothy Chynoweth, Helen Ad- zigian, Bill Jenkins, Austin Jenkins, Edward Proodian, Dorothy Strogilis, George Marshall, Kenneth Vandehoff, Richard Lent, Albert Bur- dett, Kenneth Miller, and Jack Sullivan. BASEBALL HISTORY The Stoneham High Baseball Team, playing behind some clever hurlers and rather weak bat- ters, surprised everyone by the number of wins it turned out. The boy who led the local players to victory so many times was pitcher Jimmy Gerard, the other pitchers being Don Chase and Johnny Rus- sell. John Tole, second baseman, and the surprising centerfielder, “Bucky” Bower and Captain Bob Gray, lead all in the batting average. Among the players of the local roster are John Mooradi- an, Doug Surrette, Dick McEttrick, Art Rich, sophomore catcher, " Hink” Ward, “Sarge” O’- Toole, Bill Truesdale, John Tole, Jimmy Tucker, and John Russell. SENIOR CLASS BANQUET The annual senior class banquet was held June 13 at Mount Hood Country Club in Melrose. A delicious roast turkey dinner was enjoyed by a large majority of the graduating class. Everett Corthell, the class President, served as toast- master and the highlight of the evening was the reading of the class statistics. Chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Nadeau, Mr. and Mrs. Varney, Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Miss Spinney, and Mr. Thibodeau. 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HARRIS 44 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK Smart High School Men Naturally Turn to Kennedy’s Under-Grad Shop for Their Clothes UNDER-GRAD SUITS UNDER-GRAD TOPCOATS REVERSIBLE TOPCOATS UNDER-GRAD SHIRTS And a full line of other Under-Grad Accessories UNDER-GRAD SHOP - 4 th FLOOR KENNEDY’S SUMMER HAWLEY A Successful Future is Yours through WILFRED TRAINING the Practical Course in Beauty Culture Wilfred training in Beauty Culture assures success in this interesting, well paying profes- sion. Famous hairdressers everywhere indorse and recommend Wilfred training because : Sound, proven principles are correctly inter- preted and applied by our master-instructors. Spacious, modern classrooms are thoroughly equipped for fundamental and practical train- ing in every phase of Beauty Culture. Write for free illustrated Booklet El. WILFRED ACADEMY OF HAIR AND BEAUTY CULTURE 492 Boylston Street, BOSTON, MASS. KENmore 7286 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 45 Compliments of G. LAMBERT ROSCOE Private and Class Instruction in Pianoforte Telephone 0472-W 5 Benton Street Stoneham FELLSWAY PHARMACY E. A. Dearth, Registered Pharmacist Telephone 1008 497 Main Street Stoneham Compliments of DR. HENRY E. LEAVITT MARBLE STREET STORE E. G. Lirakis, Prop. 3 Marble Street Stoneham Fine Flowers Funeral Designs PARKER FLORIST Stoneham Wakefield R. F. ANDERSON Member of Institute of Radio Service Men Radio Service Telephone 0118-W 120 Summer Street Stoneham Compliments of FRANK G. ELLIOTT Insurance of Every Description Compliments of CONNORS BROTHERS FUEL OILS FRANKLIN STREET GARAGE Albert F. Lane, Prop. Garages Service, Repairs, Auto Supplie Pontiac Authorized Sales and Service Tel. 0994 44 Franklin St., Stoneham Go To DERBY’S VARIETY SHOPPE 301 MAIN STREET For Hood’s Ice Cream, Candies, Smokes all kinds Orders Taken For Banquets, Showers and Parties TELEPHONE STONEHAM 0088 STONEHAM DYE HOUSE Cleansing, Dyeing, Repairing Rug Cleaning Telephone 1020 368 Main Street Stoneham “Daily Service To Your Home” W. W. FISKE COMPANY Coal, Wood and Coke Range and Fuel Oils Telephone 0264 42 Pleasant Street Stoneham Compliments of CHASE FINNEGAN Compliments of M. A. ATHERTON Optometrist 46 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY College of Liberal Arts Offers a broad program of college subjects serving as a foundation for the understanding of modern 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. College of Business Administration Offers a college program with broad and thorough training in the principles of business with specialization in ACCOUNTING, BANKING AND FINANCE, or BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. Modern methods of instruction, including lectures, solution of business problems, class discussions, professional talks bp business executives, and motion pic- tures of manufacturing processes are used. College of Engineering Provides complete college programs in Engineering with profes- sional courses in the fields of CIVIL, MECHANICAL (WITH DIESEL, AERONAUTICAL and AIR CONDITIONING OPTIONS), ELEC- TRICAL, CHEMICAL, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, and ENGIN- EERING ADMINISTRATION. General engineering courses are pur- sued during the freshman year; thus the student need not make a final decision as to the branch of engineering in which he wishes to specialize until the beginning of the sophomore year. 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- MAIL THIS COUPON AT ONCE Northeastern University Director of Admissions Boston, Massachusetts Please send me a catalog of the □ College of Liberal Arts □ College of Business Administration □ College of Engineering Name Address H-62 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 47 Compliments of R. F. BRESNAHAN D. M. D. Stoneham Theatre Building LOUIS MILLER Modern Fine Quality Footwear for the Entire Family at Reasonable Prices 346 Main Street Stoneham Compliments of FRED’S STORE 409A Main Street Stoneham 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 JOHN SKINNER SON Wholesale Confectionery 138 Winsor Avenue Watertown Schools, Colleges and Clubs Supplied Tel. Mid. 2886-J MERRILL’S BEAUTY SALON Individual Attention 5 Franklin Street Stoneham Compliments of CHARLES W. EVANS Compliments of DR. A. L. JONES 3 Franklin Street Stoneham Compliments of C. F. EZEKIN The Only Ladies ' and Gents Custom HERCULES POWDER COMPANY Tailor in Town 6 Franklin Street Stoneham Incorporated Compliments of MELLEY GRAIN CO. Corner Main and Winter Streets, Stoneham Paper Makers Chemical Division Stoneham, Mass. Compliments of STONEHAM LUNCH 48 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK BURDETT Courses for Young Men and Women Busi ness Administration-Accounting (Pace), Secretarial, Shorthand, Type- writing, 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. Write or telephone for Day or Evening Catalog 156 STUART STREET, BOSTON COLLEGE " I Offer, BUSINESS TRAINING needed to MAKE THE RIGHT START MOVE STEADILY FORWARD ACHIEVE SUCCESS (with a Degree Plan for those who wish it) and in a ddil ion VOCATIONAL COUNSEL AND PLACEMENT _ SERVICE • Telephone HANcock 6300 BELL HARDWARE COMPANY CAMP SUPPLIES HOUSE PAINTS AND VARNISHES BELL ' S FOR THE BEST 413 MAIN STREET Compliments of SEVERANCE TRUCKING AND COAL COMPANY Platform Trucks — General Delivery — Dump Trucks Furniture Moving — Van Service — Sand, Loam and Stone For Sale 43 ELM STREET, STONEHAM TELEPHONE 0114 FREE DELIVERY TELEPHONE 0642 ARCHIE G. WILLS You are invited to shop at this store for PAINT, HARDWARE, KITCHEN FURNISHINGS, RADIOS, FLOOR LINOLEUMS, etc. — Moderate Prices with Prompt Service Compliments of T. A. PETTENGILL STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 49 PLAYTIME IS HERE AGAIN! EVERYTHING IN THE LINE OF VACATION WEAR AND PLAYTOGS AT YOUR FAVORITE STORE IDE’S FASHION SHOP 419 MAIN STREET james a. McDonough GROCERIES - PROVISIONS Telephones Stoneham 0297-0299 DOW BLOCK CENTRAL SQUARE Compliments of A FRIEND BACK Compliments of BAY ELECTROTYPE AND COMPANY BOSTON, MASS. ENGRAVING PHONE 0615 T. J. MURPHY STONEHAM, MASS. Quality Milk From Our Own Cows BOTTLED ON THE FARM FRESHER BY A DAY DR. HORACE E. BELLOWS Optometrist Telephone 0253-R for Appointment THEATRE BUILDING Best Wishes of aphh a 50 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH OUR FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY 1888-1938 C h: HE Class of 1938 is the fiftieth class to graduate from S. H. S. since the E. L. Patch Company started business on Montvale Avenue. •OUNDED in 1888, by Prof. Edgar L. Patch, the company has been in .continuous operation, serving the medical profession and the drug trade as well as giving steady employment to many Stoneham people. m ANY " Patchworkers ”, including a number of executives of the com- pany, received their early training in Stoneham High School. HE past half century has witnessed many changes in our economic life V- v hut even the most confirmed pessimist must admit that it has been an era of progress. Q S in 1888, so in 1938, there are opportunities for those who have the courage and stamina that the present hour demands. We hope the members of the class of 1938 will be prepared to meet the needs of the new day O. we take this space to congratulate the graduates and wish you success in your future efforts, in whatever field you may choose to serve. THE E. L. PATCH CO. STONEHAM, MASS. flllllllllli!||||lllllilll!li:l!lil!lllll!IIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 51 MALDEN COMMERCIAL SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE MACHINES CIVIL SERVICE SECRETARIAL STENOGRAPHIC CLERICAL Entrance for Day Courses any Monday throughout the year Evening Courses from September to April Catalog on request MALDEN 0256 6 PLEASANT STREET HEALEY’S SUNOCO FILLING STATION Telephone 0785-W 167 Main Street Stoneham THE FAY SCHOOL For Girls 52 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts One-year and two-year courses in Academic and Secretarial Science offering, in addition to the conventional business courses, training in the development of attractive and efficient business personality. The environment is homelike and highly cultural. Catalog. M. IRENE FAY Director and Vocational Adviser The Authentic Staff gratefully extends its thanks to the mem- bers of the Faculty , who helped so much to make the issues suc- cessful. 52 STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK Ourf Reward as Official Photographer for the Class of 1938 is in knowing that the Stoneham High School has received the finest in photographic service. In Years To Come we would enjoy working with the graduating class and yearbook staff as much as we have this year. Next Year let us assist you. The Warren Kay Vantine Studio, Inc. 160 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 53 THE STONEHAM INDEPENDENT George R. Barnstead Son, Publishers “Your Home Town Newspaper” PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Printers of The Year Book 19 Central Street Telephone 0042


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