Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)
- Class of 1930
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Finimus Coepturi - We fmish to begin.
MRS. LUNA A. COLVER
Our respected and beloved teacher who has
aided us in all our undertakings, we,
the graduating class, earnestly
and sincerely dedicate
this 1930 ,Year
MRS. LUNA A. OOIJVER
ARTHUR H. ILLING, PRINCIPAL
We, the Class of 1930, having enjoyed the
benefits at Stonington High for the past
four years, wish to express in this Year
Book our most hearty appreciation of the
Faculty, and likewise bid farewell to our
fellow students, and to our dear old Alma
On the following pages will be found our
endeavor to make this book a lasting me-
morial of the pleasant and happy days
which we have spent in Stonington. And
if we should only partly succeed in our
purpose, we shall consider the time spent
to the best advantage.
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Mr. Arthur H. Illing
'l'om'hei' of Ensglisll ll, Gen
Mrs. Luna A. Colver
Tezu-lim-r of English II, III, IV.
Mrs. Irene Lucy
Teaehei' oi' An1e1'ic'a1n History. Modern Irlurmrezin
llistory, linglisli lV.
Miss Ruth E. Wells .
Trueher ot' Solid fll'4llIlP'fl'y, Plame Geonwtry, Al-
Mr. Leo H. Smith
Tear-her oi' Physics. llirecroi' of Athletim-s.
Miss Mary Cogan
Teacher of Stenogruphy II, Typing: lI, Co1n1nerei:ll
Imw, lioninieree :ind Industry,
Mr. George Grant
Teacher of Manual Traininf. Coach of Track.
Mr. Walter S. Hanover
Teacher Of Biology, General Science, Algebra I.
nieirx' A, lxlL1'0lTl'2l I.
Gertrude V. Mulville
'l'r-:lc-lu-1' oi' l"1'EIlL'l'l I, II, III, Pouch of Girls' Bas
Helen D. Chesebro
'l'r-zu-her of Typing I, Sienosraphy I.
Teacher of Music,
Mary M. Mullaney
Tezxc-her of Bookkeeping I. Business Arithmetic,
Eleanor Hogan '
Teaeher of Latin I, II, Ancient History,
Teacher of Drawing.
Teacher' of English 1, II, Ancient History.
1930 YEAR BOOK STAFF
S'l'0NlNG'l'0N llllill SCHOOL YEAR, BOOK. 1930
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1930 YEAR BOOK STAFF
Editor-in-Chief - Joseph Gordon
Assistant Editor -- Dominic Godomsky
Business Manager - Merrill Foote
Ruth Monjo Everett De Fosses Gladys Cranston
Maurice Kent Gwendolyn Morgan Emil Simon
Robert Freestone Edward Johnson Max Richmond
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Class of 1930
Class History ,
Addr:-ss to l'lldl'l',2'l'ZllllI3lLDS
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CLASS OF 1930
President ,,.. ... A.., C Robert Speilman
Vice President eee.,e,eee...eee Francis Reardon
Secretary r,rr,.,r,,rr r,,..,,r G ladys Cranston
Treasurer ,.ee.... eeee - ccThomas Hughes
Class Colorsccccreuc rccr,cccB1ue and Silver
Class Flower .,.,er., American Beauty Rose
STONINGTON IIIGII SCIIOOTA YEAR. BOOK. 1930 Page 11
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Freshman Social Committee, 13
Sophomoie Social Committee, 25 Car
Committee, 23 Editor Soph Brown
Q WVhite, 23 President Junior Class,
33 Junior Member Finance Commit-
tee, 33 Chairman Junior Dance Com-
mittee, 33 Chairmzin Junior Prom
Committee, 3: Glee Club Concert Com-
mittee, 3: Associate Editor Brown S:
VVhite, 3: Pre-sldent Senior Class, 43
President Athletic Association, 43 Ed-
itor Br-own 8: XVhite, 43 "S" Club, 43
Football, 43 Treaguyel- HS" Club, 43
lub Dance Committee, 43 Senior
Banque: Committee, 43 Senior Prom
Robert James Spellman
Pnwczltuck Carnegie Tech
Bob certainly is one of our most
popular boys, as his long list of ac-
tivities will show you, His ability for
leadership has placed him at the head
of almost all of, our committees and
clubs. "Bob" belongs to the Olds-
mobile Club and can., often be seen
driving his own contribution around
Stonington. He is rather fond of mu-
sic, and his favorite song was pop-
ular late in the spring of 1929, at
which time he cou-ld be heard -mak-
ing himself a general nuisance by
"attempting" to sing it. Despite all
these detrimental facts We are sure
Bob will be as great a success in
later life as he has been so far.
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Gertrude K. Cella
Il. I, College of Education
Freshman Social Committee, 1:
Sophomore Social Committee, 2: Glee
C'ub, 2, 43 Dramatic Club, 4, Radio
Club. 3: Senior Grub l-5:12 Committee,
4: Orchestra, 15 Assembly Commit-
Ilere we have one of the young:
ladies from Pawezituek, "Gert" has
tilktlll :ln active pzxrt in the socizll ac-
tivities of our school, ns you lren.dily
see. She has also shown us that she
lizls considerztble dl'2lYH1l,ilC ability. She
intends to enter R. I, College of Edu-
cation this fall Best, Q' luck, "Gert"
Puwcutuck R. I. Stute
Cross Country, Z5 Brown K NVhite
Stott, 3, 41 Sporis Editor, 4: Fresh-
man Social Commfttee, 1: Sophomore
Social Committee, 2.
Here we present the smiling coun-
tenance of the "Count'l himself. "Joe"
is considered one of the best athletes
in the class, bu' due tw work :after
school didn't get ai ehunee to fhow
what he could do. "Joe" also good
:ut literary work, i'liLVlIlI-1' been Sports
Editor of the llfrown LQ XVhite. "Joe"
will continue to make himself known
wherever he goes. lIere's luck, t'.Ioeg"
Margaret B. Cottrell
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Radio Club, Z, 3, 4: Junior Prom
Co-mmittee, Sl: Senior Prom Commit-
Although "Midget" lives in Mystic.
most of the time she ia seen in XVest-
erly, dziving: around in her little
Chevle, XVhen t'Midget" was rt Fresh-
mln und Sophoniore. she wus Very
much interested in sports but-for
some unknown l'l'2lSUll?-dl1l'lIlg' her
lust two years she seems to have lost
:ill hex' former interest in that line.
She is now very much interested in
the Vliinesr tll19SllUII, the Rhode Is-
'und Colleges :ind the organization of
ai new dance patented Lifter the Tan-
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Pawcatuck NVillimantic Normal
Class Secretaiy, 43 Chairman Senior
Tea Dance Committee, 45 Glee Club,
l, 3, 43 Brown 85 XVhite Staff, 3, 41
Year Book Staff, 43 Freshman Social
Committee, lp Dramlatic Club Play:
Class llistorian, 4: School Pianist, 4,
Art Salle Committee.
WX'ho is there who fl-oos not envy
the tall and stately dignity of Gladys.
the loveliest brunette in the class? In
her Senior year she was accorded a
great many privileges such as no oth-
er Senior has ever had. She has had
the honor of being school pianist and
she plans to be a music supervisor in
the near future.
Everett Wilfred DeFosses
Old Mystic New York Univ.
Honor lloll, 2. 3, 4: Assistant Busi-
ness Manager 'I 1930 Year llooli.
llc-re wo have "Vard,i' the small-
est but smartfst boy in the class, He
hails from thc big' city ol' Old Mystic.
You 'may not'ce his lack of athletic
achievements, but who wouldn't give
this up for the high rank he has at-
tained in all his subjects? llo claims
tho Hwczuker sexi' holds no appeal for
him, but we know he doesn't go to
XVorces'er to :ce the city-it must be
someone in that city. 'XYe wish him
the bt-st of luck and know that he
will suerc-4-tl in anything he under-
Irene Elizabeth Elson
l'a.wcatuck il. 1. State Hospital
Sophomore Social Committee, 27
Glee Club, l. Z, 41 Glee Club Con-
certs, 2, 43 Honor lloll, 1, 2, 3, 4.
Hitt-nee" is a very studious little
lady and although she is very quiet
and refined in outer appearances, is
quite the vice verstt "when you get
her going." She is a good student as
you can perceive by her scholastic
standing. "Renee" hasn't definitely de-
oded whether to t1a'n for a nurfe.
enter the medical profession or join
the rlouhlo harness. Nevertheless, we
a1'e sure she will live up to her lofty
ideals and make a success of any-
thing she undertakes to do,
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Pawcatuek New York Univ.
lfreshman Sorial Committee, 'lg
Sophomore Ring' Committee, Z1 Cllr-e
Club, l, 2, 3, -1: Gill-e Club Concert,
2, 43 Orchestra, 33 Senior Tea Dance
1'UlHIlllll.U0, 4: llonor lloll, 1, Z, 4.
"Freddy" has a charming personal-
ity which all find out as they become
an-lluzxinted with her, She :eems quiet
and leaf-rved but we Orin assure you
that shes always ready for fun.
"Freddy" is ax good student and is al-
ways ready to help another less for-
tunate one, This little miss plans
to enter New York University. Best
of luck, "Freddy."
Stonington NVillimantie Normal
US" Club, 1, Z, 33 Radio Club, 1, 2,
33 Glee Club, 1, 2, 35 Dramatic Club,
35 Freshman Social Committee, 13
'l'r1-asurl-r of Sophomore Class, 23
Soph, Social Committee, 25 Basketball,
Ig Managrc-r of llznsketball, 33 "S" Club
Dance Committee: Honor Roll, 2.
A good deal of credit should be giv-
en to 'tDieky," as she has gone through
high school in three years. We are
sure if she keeps up this reeord she
wil make 21 splendid teacher. Best
of luek at XVil1im+antie. 'tDieky,"
Merrill Holmes Foote
Football, 3, 45 Baseball, 3, 43 Bas-
ketball, 3, 43 Brown SL NVhite Staff,
3, 43 Dramatic Club, 43 Business lVIa,n-
ager 15930 Year 'Bookg Class Vice
Here we have one of the most pop-
ular boys of the Senior Class, known
most commonly by the name of "Wig-
gle," 'tXVigg1e" has been at Stonington
but two years, having gone to Chap-
man Tech for his lirst two high school
years, Merrill plans to enter North-
eastern University next fall and we
know that he will succeed in his
Ohosen field, and we wish him the
best of luck.
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Pztwcotuek llonsselnei- Polytef-h
'l'l'2l.C'k, 3, 43 Cross Country, 3, 45
llzlflio Club, 2, 3, 45 Assembly Com-
mittee, 43 Student Faculty Council,
23 Your Rook Stull, 43 Senior Vote
Chllllulllilll, 4, Progrzxm Committee, 4.
Here we have the small boy of the
Senior Clziss, Just because he is smzill
does not niezln thot he's not 'Ltheref'
He is in most everything.: he tries out
for. "Hob" is xx Vl'l'Y good track man
and knows his stulT on the Cinder
path :md also over the hill and
through the dale. XVQ wish you luck
at Rensselaer, "Bob.'
Roy Hoxsie Gavitt
Hhlilltqn sllxvlhss nrlioyn
Tiack, 3, 45 Cztptain Truck, 45 Foot-
bztll, 3, 43 US" Club, 3, 43 Senior Prom
Committee, 43 "S" Club Dance Com-
mittee, 43 Faculty Student Couneil, 43
liusinvsg-1 lllilllilllel' S4llJl'1U'l'l'l0l'iD Brown
Sz NVhite, 2.
Meet Longfellow. one of the most
populnl' boys in the Senior Glass. He
is also the outstanding: athlete of our
clxnss, You know, lloy wrote zi. new
sc-hool song' but it was not :lecepted
beeuuse it wus too jazzy. "Mitt"
wus also one of the famous Senior
Prom Committee and wus the Chalm-
pion high jumper of the track team.
We :all wish you the best of luck, Roy.
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Doris Mae Gleason
Mystic' W'il1im:1ntie Normal
Glleo Club, 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club
Conoorts, 2, 45 ,Fl'0ShIYl!l,ll Social Com-
mittee, lg Senior TC'2l. lmnee Com-
mittee, 43 llonior Roll, 4.
Introducing you to "Dot." Our
elaiss would halve been ut :L loss if
this little lzmdy from Mystic had been
mlssingx Doris seems to have taken
zz :fre-:nt dewl of interest. in attending
English elziss this year. Con it be
English? She is :Llwuys ready to help
some poor soul who is in distress.
Doris expects to become .11 sehool
teueher. We alll wish her the best 0'
luck and we feel sure she will succeed
as she never says "I can't!" any more.
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Mystic Bryant ond Stratton
Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 43 Capt. Baseball,
4: Club, J, Z, 3, 43 Associate Ed-
itor of Year Book, 43 Honor Roll, 2,
XVho's that quiet boy in the Senior
class? YVhy hes none other than
"Dom" Godomsky, the lnd whose
pitching abilities have brought S. H.
S. mnny il victory in bzisebnll, "Dom"
not .only excels in sports but has been
an honor student for the past three
years. Here':: wishing "Dom" much
success in the college life and the
Pttwczltuok lt. I. State College
Orchestra, l, 23 llonor Roll, 1, 3, 43
l-Brown K XVhite Stuff, 3, 43 Subscrip-
tion lVIun:ug'e1', 43 Truck, 3, 43- Hase-
bsilll, 43 llzisketbzlll, 43 Dramatic Club,
43 Stage Committee Drnmzltic Club, 43
Assembly Committee, 43 Eclitor-in-
Uhiet' Year Book, 4.
XVc notice by the list of activities
that Joe hug: been :ln active -member
ot' the Senior clziss. Joe is :Ilso one
of our best students, having' been on
the honor roll for three yours, Vile
:ire certain thzit ho will keep up his
good record when he enters R, I.
Stnte next your and we wish him
plenty of success and good luck.
Old Mystic Univ, of Maryland
Sophomore Social Comrmittee, 2g
Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 43 HS" Club, 2, 3,
43 Brown 8: VVhite Staff, 2, 3, 45 Girls'
Track, 13 Radio Club, 2, 3, 43 Senior
Grab Bug Committee, 43 Dramatic
Club, 43 Secretary of A. A., 43 Student
Councll, 33 Club Dance Commit-
tee, 43 Grad. Committee, 3.
For the past three years, Ramona
has been one of the star players on
the girls? varsity team. Also-and
this is a secret-Ramona has at great
fondness for going to the track meets
at R. I. State College. VVe Wonder
why? Could it be "house" dances?
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 Page 17
S:u'p.:'ent School of Physical Ed.
Vive president of class, 1: Basket-
b'1ll, 1, 2, 3, 41 Club, 2, 3, 45 Sec-
retary of "S" Club, 43 Capt. of Basket-
ball, 43 "S" Club Dance Committee,
4: A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4.
"Put," one of our good-nutured class
mmnbers, wlll bc- missed very much
in ac-hool next your by the under-
clnssnien: especially by one of the
best zithloies, Oorrrmonly known ns
"Skipper," In l'iLlSSf'S when you hear
u :ood-n:uturvd lziupfh there is no need
of looking.: I'or the person because you
know without doing' so who it is. Ev-
eryone wishes "Pat" the best of luck.
Mystic New York U.
Look this boy over. Doesn't he
look serious? But, looks certainly
are deceiving in this czisofund how!
"Curt" is one of the most changeable
persons in tho class. One duy he is
humorous und happy und tho next
he is so ,froucchy you czLn't get near
him. Perlntps there is at rt-us'on for it
that we don't know about. "Curt"
intends to go to N. Y. U., in "the big
city." lf he does, we :ill hope hu will
make good und we know he will if
Joseph Perry H oxsie
lfreshmzin Social Conimittee, 13
Junior i'l'Ulll Uoxnmittoe, 3: Junior
liztnco Committee, 3: l'onc'vrt Com-
mittee, 3: lfinuncfo Uonrinittve, 4:
llrown X XYhQte St.:il'l', 3, -ig Dl'ill1liltilf
Hero we have tho most :nc-tive in-
dividual in the Senior vluss. "Joe"
is at c-upublo sort of person, :ts zu.
glslnee :lt his record will show, but
his l'C'UUl'Ii omfts the fart that "Joe"
is quite- n ladies' man :ind oxtwiiw-
ly popular with the "I':1ir sex." llo is
undcwidod :ls to whore he will go :if-
ter lefuviiig' S. ll. S., but we :tro sure-
of his success in whatever field he
decides to work,
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Thomas James Hughes Furman A. Jewell Edward Johnson
lv nlgcetyn ulsig. Boyvr
V Mystic Suffield I ,A,Q "" 1
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,.,.. Football, 4-
" Here we have the largest b-oy of the ,G
Senior olass, and he hails from lNIyS-
tic. Furman has been here at Stun-
A V ingtun but two yeturs, and during
that time has made many friends, t
A 'Z both with the boys as Well as with the ' 5
WJ: weaker sex. Furman plans to enter .3
mlwolmnicn SuIl'ield Academy next fall and We iiEfl,77 55Eddie,77 nB10ndicvv
wish him the best of luck.
Pawcatuck Northeastern Stonington Coast Guard Academy
Class Treaisur-er. 3, 4, Junior Dance
Committee, 35 .1 unior Prom Conrmit-
tee, 3g Brown K NYfhite Staff, 3, 4:
RIEIYIIIQQOI' Football, 4: Chairman
Senior Prom, 4: President Dramatic
Club, 4: President HS" Club, 43 Hon-
or 11011, 1, 23 Baseball, 4.
This curly-haired boy is the Vallee
of the Class of '30, Tommie has taken
:ln uetlve part in the :xc-tivitiex of Ston-
ington. Ile was one of the biggest
reasons for the success ol' the Senior
Proin and mzintiged our football team
last 11111. We are sure of his suc-
cess in higher education at Northeast-
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Vice President A, A., 43 Manager
Basketball, 45 Year Book Staff, 4:
Dramatic Club, 43 Senior Prom Com-
mittee, 43 Junior Prom Committee,
33 Junior Victory Dance Comlmittee,
33 Radio Club, 33 US" Club, 43 Track,
Here we have "Ed,' our cub re-
porter. Ed is a native of the growing
town of Stonington. Although Ed-
die did not become a first rate ath-
lete he did his best for Stonington
by taking great interest in the teams.
He has it liking: also for the "service"
and is planning to join at a later
date. Here's wishing you success and
many happy days, "Ed."
s'roN1NoToN mail sonoon YEAR nook.
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Maurice Joseph Kent Everett Knight Mary Alice Kuhn
Ptuvcatuck Bliss I':l9CtllC2l1 School
Here is ll boy who believes in be-
ing' seen and not herxrfl. XVO hone the
old adzx-,rgekfzlmous men :ire odd, 2113-
plles to Knight. He hzlils from the
lofty hills of liurclick Lune where
"men ure men." Knight plains to go
to :ln eleetrieztl school und make :ln
intensive study of the radio field. YVe
wish him luck and God-speed!
Pzxwofltuok R. I. State
Track, 1, 2, 33 Manager of Track,
33 "SU Club, 3, 4, Cross Country, 1,
Z, 3: M:1n:ip.:er Cross Country, 35 Sport
Editor Sophomore Brown LQ XVhite,
Z1 Football, 3: Year Book Statf, 4.
This disciple of "Harold Teen," is
one of the best-liked members of the
Claus of '30, Ile has hzld an inter-
est in evely side of school life and in
everything has shown the personality
which is his gfieatest asset. Next
Septemlmer he turns his feet towurlcl
R. I. State, where he will spend his
time making himself known to the
Mziry is :l newcomer this your to
the Class or' '30, having come ull the
wzty fl'li'lH Miehiprnn to enroll att S.
H. S. Mary hats done very well in
her school work Oflllf-Tlll9l'lllQ' the time
she has haul to her-nine an-quxtinted with
the stuflonis. She lifts been very quiet
:ni sehool :und in her elusses, but when
she clot-s spezlk up, it is somelhinp:
worth while listening.: to, Mary Alien is
quite untlecicletl what she will do
next yeztr but just the same, we wish
her all the luck in the world.
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Ruth Monjo Grace Emily Maine
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' Pawca-tuck VVil1imantic Norlnal
Stonington Secretarial School
Student Council, lg Class Secretary,
3: Junior Dance, 33 Junior Prom, 3:
Senior Prom, 45 Grab Bag Commit-
tee. 4: Brown ni NVhite Stuff, 3, 41
Ten Dance, 43 Year Book Staff, 45
Honor Roll, 1.
Hehold! Our litt-le "Bunny," 'tBun-
ny's" interest las: year was very much
in school, but this year she seems to
enjoy her Week-ends. VVAe Can,t im-
zigine why. All joking uslde, "Bunny"
surely is a little ray of sunshine.
She has done more that her share on
commit-tees and has helped much in
putting S. H. S. on the 'map socially.
TVe're 'sure she'll be a success in life.
Sophomore Social Committee, 21
Drznnnltio C-lub, 43 Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 43
Senior Tea Dance Committee, 43
Chairman. Art Sale Committee, 43
Class Ode, 4: Glee Club Concert, 2,
43 Honor Roll, 4,
Here we have Grace, a blonde fro-m
XVesterly. "Gracie" is one of the best
artists in the cla1 s. Many noon hours
would have been dull Without her per-
formances. We have also enjoyed her
imitations of all types of singing and
feel sure she is missing her calling
by taking up teaching. However,
we wish her the best of luck at Wil-
limantic and feel sure she will suc-
I -'.. .f .-" E lat- .
Mary Luzelia Monty
Pawcatuck Post Graduate
Maiy has led a very quiet three
and one-half years at S. H. S. This
is due to the hard work she has been
doing to graduate in three and one-
half years. 'ilvlaeisu one specialty is
typewriting. 'iMae" has won many
typing awards. She is cotming back
next year as a pos: graduate to fin-
ish up her course. Good luck, "Mac-s."
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Mystic' xvilllllillliii' Normal
Senior Tea Danf-e Comrnitteo, 43
Glee Vlub, l, 2, 3, 4: Gln-o Club Con-
cert, 2, 43 Brown K White Stall, 3, 43
lllass Prophec-y, 4.
"Gwen" is our f-lass artist. Sho cer-
tainly knows how to jugrprle the paints
and has proved herself an able Art
Hdltor oi' the Hrown M lYhite. Some
iine day "Gwvnny" will be following
the family Carver ol' teaohinpq. lie-
member, "Gwen," there is only one
"D" in the alphabet, It moves us to
tea-is to see "Gwen" and "Pelt" sep-
arated in June, but we hope the able
carriers will be able to carry the mail
between VVil1imlantic and WTQ-sterly.
David Parker Marion Pellett
R. I. States
Football, 2, 3, 43 Basketball, 41 HS"
Club, 3, 4: Baseball, 3, 43 Track, 4.
llere we have the boy who was
ably ehrist-em-d Thomas Jerterson by
a. grade teavhev. Quiet, sfudious, but
with personality plus. Babe has been
an A-l football player for three
years. lt xi
and woe to
'as hard for anybody to
DaVe's side of the line
him th-at did, for Dave
him next time. Here's
luck at H. I. State.
"Felt," 'tltiary Ann"
Paweatuelc 'Phe YVesterly Hospital
Senior Tea Danee Committee, 4:
Orells-stun: Typist for Dramiatic Club.
This young: lady eomes from XVest-
erly. "l'elt" has proven herself help-
ful to many during her 1-areer at S.
H. S. She is one of the ol't'a-Q ex-
perts, and is in much demand by the
teachers XVe often see her operat-
ing the ditto machine-even though
she does come out purple, Mary Ann
expects to become a nurse. Cheer up,
boys, a cracked skull will be a pleas-
ure with this pretty little girl as
nurse to soothe your brow.
P1129 22 STONINGTON IIiGII SCIIOOIA YEAR BOOIC, 1930
well, " ' lisv
.Iohn Francis Reardon
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'Vice President lol' Senior Class, 4
"l+'rnnnie" is :mother studious half-
yezxr student finishing' his course in
three :ind one-half years. He hfis had
very little interest in any of the so-
eizul :1,f1':1,ii's of his class, although he
is their vivo president. "Frannie'l was
second ztssistzxnt lnziselmall manager but
gave up the job when he decided to
2'l'1lllllIlT0 as fl rnember of the Class
XVe are sure that he will
Max Evans Richmond
Pawcatuck School of Advertising
Chairman Freshman Social Com-
mittee, 13 President Freshman Class,
15 Vice President Dramatic Club, 4,
Your Book Advisory Staff, 45 Busi-
ness Manager Freshman Brown and
Nlfhite, lg Assembly Committee, 4.
"Max" lives in la world where every-
body is a "Brother" The high es-
teem in which he is held by everyone
testifies to his sincerity. No introduc-
tion need be given to his dramatic
ability, for '4Brothlelr"' knows how!
The advertising profession is "Broth-
er's" destination, Don't forget your
"Alma Mater" when you get there,
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Paul H. Reitzel, Jr.
Mass. Institute of Technology
Manager of Baseball, 43 Honor Roll,
Pziulie came to us in our second
year from XVesterly High School, our
ancient rival, but that didn't st-op him
from entering into our Fchool spirit.
Lanky is a very good student, espe-
cially in sciences, and expects to at-
tend M. I. T. He made quite a suc-
cess as baseball manager and showed
us that he had ability for managing.
XVe hope Paulie will be a success in
life, as We know he Wil-1 be.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 23
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Orchestln, 1, 2, 3.
.luke is usually rather quiet, but
when thercfs nn argument in View
ho exercises his voive to great ad-
v:1n':1ge. Also, his hvols sliealk for
h'm or-c-zlsionully. His contributions
to From'l1 Ill vlzlss are :lt times 'rnther
XVUTPUITIP. And how! Juke Certainly
ought to lnzlko ll success in life, if
only through his power to defend
himself by argument,
Mary Margaret Rustici
Honor Roll, Z5 Glee Club, 2, 3, 4.
VVherever you are MzLry's che-ory
smile greets you, Her friends cull
her "Petite" which suits her exactly.
Sho is very conscientious in her stud-
ies, besides being one of the bright:-st
in hor claws, Mary is evidently not
lli2l,IlYlil'1fLl' on going to college but What-
ever she is going to do, the best of
luck to her.
, , IIGN
Mfonat is one ol' thu students who
czlme into our 1-lalss :Lt the hzllf your
:incl then mzule good, so :Ls to grud-
uute with us. Sho is vory quiot, Int
perwvering, :incl :rlwzxys nttzlins to
her set goal, Sc-lotty nov:-r wont out
for any of tho girls' sports--but ill-
wuys zittenmls tho games that the
teams of S. ll. S. lztko pztrt in, thus
doing her share for Stonington lligh
Page 24 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
Honor lloll, 43 Brown 8: XVhite
Stait, 3, 4: Senior Tea Dance Com-
Frances has always see-med to be
rather a quiet, unassuming young lady
but when you know 'her she is noth-
ing of the sort. Fran is also a crack
office girl, in fact, we Wonder if the
school could have 'managed without
At any rate, she has
her this year.
had enough practice to Ht her for a
position but we doubt if she keeps it
very long because she will probably
ensnare some perfectly innocent man
with those dangerous eyes.
Emil G. Simon
Mystic Conn. Agricultural College
Basketball, 33 Track, 33 Year Book
"Curly" is another of those "witty'l
Mystic scholars. He has caused the
teachers a little worrying in classes,
but in turn also gives a cheery as-
pect to the iloom. 'tCurly" is a mem-
the "Nerve Controllers" Club
absence will be felt next year.
hope that "Curly" will 'make
a good farmer and wish him the best
of luck in all undertakings. "Curly"
seems to be a "woman hater" but we
know that he'lll soon get over that.
Mystic Bryant and Stratton
Football, 45 Basketball, 3, 4: Base-
ball, 4g Brown 8: VVhite Staff, 1, 2.
"Norm"-the handsomest man
from the metropolis of Mystic. This
young 'man did not go out f-or sports
until his last year, although he did
play on the basketball team his third
and fourth years. The Senior year
"Norm" thought that he would go out
:nd show the boys how to play toot-
ball, but unfortunately he was in-
jured early in the season. The boys
appreciated the work he did and
missed him very much when he was
unable to play, WVe wish "Norm" the
best of luck in all his future activ-
STONINGTON 'HIGH SOTTOOTA YEAR BOOK
Stuart Edison Tillinghast
llero we have "Stutz." the shining
light from the great inetroplolis of
Mystic. "Slum" hats never been very
active in social or zithletic activities,
hui hls present-e in the Cli1SS is cer-
tclinly noted. He llegarn to get serious
in his .Iunior year and we know he
will be 21 success if he keeps it up.
"Stutz" is not concerned about the
"weaker sex" but shows at preference
for blondes. XVe wish him the best of
luck after he leaves S. H. S.
Stonington Business College
Tiny is il newcomer to S. H. S.,
hailing from Greenplort High School,
Long' Island, Although she is not so
well acquainted with us ull she is Well
lketl by everyone that knows her.
Her smiling' countenance can be seen
any hour of the day and she por-
tlxtys gi grreztt interest in saxophones.
Sophie is zu. very, very quiet girl who
hails from the large center of Mys-
tic. She left school near the end of
her thiirl year-abut her great school
spirit brought her back to us again
in time to grxuiuutr- with the Class
of '30, Sophie is never seen :Lt any
of our athletic contests-but there
muy he ll reason for this, Cam it be
at certain pelson who lives in New
London? Sophie has the record for
having' the lowest and smallest voice
in the Senior class-some-times she
can actually be heard across the
' Z "ta-
Page 26 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 I
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Kennelh Reeves Williams
Old Mystic -
Baseball, 1, 2, 4.
"Ken" also hails from the big city,
O-ld Mystic, The Hrst years in school
"Ken" dicln't seem to take any notice
in the weaker sex but since they built
the new school ut Groton he seems to
spend as much time in Groton as he
does in Stonington, "Ken" went out
for baseball his Freshman and Sopho-
-more years but he didn't play in
enough games to make his letter, so
he rested up his third year and came
bzick his Senior year and showed the
boys how to handle the stick. He
was -one of the leading stickers on
the team. So don't give up, Ken, if
you don't succeed try again.
Geraldine Alma Coon
CLASS OF 1930
S. H. S.
Pawcatuck Smith College
Brown 8: WVhite Staff, 13 Honor
Roll, 1, 2, 3, 4.
Our class is very fortunate in hav-
ing "Jerry" for a. member. She has
held the highest scholastic record for
three and one-half yeans at the High
School. "Jay" intends to enter Smitl'
College in the fall. Good luck, "Jer-
ry," We kn0w you will succeed.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 Page 27
'M - new
We look upon the year 1927 and find it marked
by a momentous event-the non-stop trans-At-,
lantic fiight of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. But
if we look back only a few months more we find
another notable event-notable even though the
world at large has neglected to record it-the en-
trance of this class in the autumn of 1926 into
Stonington High School.
Even the students and teachers of th-e High
School did not realize the worth of this class at
first-we were just another group of timid Fresh-
men to be endured until we became accustomed
to the regime of Stonington High School. But
gradually their attitude of forbearance was
changed, they began to realize the rare material
in this class with which they had to deal.
As proof of our ability we amazed the whole
school by presenting an all original program in
Assembly. Joseph Hoxsie delivered a poem which
he composed and which revealed talent unusual
in one so young. Norman Smith also rendered a
very amendable selection.
By our Sophomore social we again proved our
excellence. As hosts and hostesses we provided
unique entertainment for old and young. Then,
too, before the end of our Sophomore year how
thrilled we were when we discovered that we had
budding athletes in our class. The most noted
being Godomsky, Smith and Spellman with Made-
line Harper and Ramona Hanks ably representing
the girls on the basketball court.
In our third year we were popularly known as
the "conscientious Juniors" and soon proved our-
selves worthy of the name when a few of the
class were selected by the faculty, according to
merit in studies, to be elected by the school as
assistant editors of the Brown and White staff.
Page 28 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
The final returns of the election revealed the fol-
Assistant Editor-in-Chief .,ee,r Robert Spellman
Assistant Business Managerf,,Joseph Hoxsie
Assistant Literary Editor vee,re Gladys Cranston
The others chosen from our class Were:
Joseph Gordon Joseph Conti
Merrill Foote Ramona Hanks
Gwendolyn Morgan Frances Shea
Ruth Monjo Thomas Hughes
The Junior Prom was another of our social suc-
cesses. Through the splendid co-operation of the
class and committee We were successful in enter-
taining an unusually large number of guests.
And now, let me tell you about our Senior
year, the most glorious of all! We were Seniors
at last and to use a modernistic term, what a
grand and glorious feeling!
We reached great fame, intellectually and ath-
letically. Many of the class were on the honor
roll and many more received honorable mention,
a record such as few classes can boast. Our boys
led the football team to victory many times, and
as for baseball, We feel confident that we have
promise of a second Babe Ruth in Godomsky.
So We come to the end of the history of our
four years together. Surely no class could have
greater hopes for success as it goes forth to solve
Whatever problems life may hold in store.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 29
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ADDRESS T0 UNDERGRADUATES
Members of the Undergraduate Body of
Stonington High School:
Because we, the class of 1930, have come to the
end of our short journey through Stonington High
School, we should like to leave with the under-
graduate body, a few thoughts which we deem
will prove of profit to them.
To us these four years have sped by quickly,
and we are now going out into the world where
we shall make new friends and be confronted with
new conditions of life. It is for us to succeed-
for us who have established a firm foundation
during our high school career. Underclassmen,
we sincerely hope that you will heed the advice
that we, who have benefited by four years of ex-
perience, now give.
First, I would say to the Freshmen: Choose as
many subjects as possible in your Freshman year
and in your first three? years thus leaving your
Senior year free for the extra duties with which
it will be filled. Also, more important-choose
one course and stick to it throughout your high
school career. Go out for athletics, make a name
for yourself, for your class, and for your school.
Sophomores, you will soon be Juniors. What
is your goal? Are you working as diligently and
as conscientously as you might? Have you learned
that work and not play comes first and that con-
centration is the first requirement of good schol-
arship? If so, you will surely succeed.
And now, Juniors, you are to take our place
as leaders. Your task is to make Stonington High
School a school to be proud of. You, as the Sen-
ior class next Year, will have a high moral and
intellectual standard to uphold. Remember, the
underclassmen look up to you to determine what
is right or wrong.
Undergraduates, strive for your school. Be
honest, courteous, and show good sportsmanship
at all times. Take pride in the appearance of
Stonington High School so that it may always
be recognized as a place of refinement and beauty.
Lastly, I wish to extend to you one more bit
of advice. In behalf of the class of 1930, let me
impress upon you the fact that you should al-
ways appreciate the effort of your principal and
teachers to aid and co-operate with you in all
your undertakings throughout your high school
career. -Irene Elson.
Page 30 STONINGTUN HIGH SUIIUOIA YEAR BOOK, 1930
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CLASS OF 1931
President, . ....., .. g .C. Shea
Vice President SSSSSSSS g SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS W. Adams
Secretary .AA,...,. ,,,,,..,, W , Delagrange
Treasurer ....r,,..rr ,,rrrrr..,,rrrrr,r- F , Law
The Talented Juniors
The Juniors or rather Seniors now, have a
fine group of students that have lived up to their
name as Juniors, in the athletic, social and aca-
demic fields. They excelled in the athletic field
due to the excellent athletes that this class is
composed of. Among the athletes are Ed. Goy-
ette, the lone four letter man, whose ability has
won for him a name in all neighboring schools,
then there is "Skip" Adams, the shining light
from Stonington, who has shown his stuff in
football, basketball and track, and with him
can be mentioned the handsome boys, Newbury
and Chevallier, also majoring in three sports.
Kelly, the burly tackle, and Levanti and Collins,
fast backfield men, and Patterson, the first
sacker on the ball team, make up the rest of that
The girls cannot be slighted, for they too have
some fine basketball players. Little Katherine
Ferrie, who has run circles around many a
guard, sank many a basket to bring victory
to her team. "Nonnie" Delagrange, also from
this same athletic class, performed in nice fash-
ion on the court, stopping many a forward from
accomplishing her feat.
Now leaving the athletic Held, we will turn to
the academic side. This class has some fine,
smart students led by McKenna, the "profes-
sor" of the class. We hope that they will keep
up the good Work, and follow in the footsteps of
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A CLASS OF 1932
President . - ..... J. Hanley Secretarynns-. Wilson
Vi-re President ssssss . ss,.,ss E. Hanley Treasurer sssssss ,.sssssss F . Thorpe
The Taciturn "Sophs"
Here is a class that is quiet in comparison
with the rest of the classes, and it seems that
they take very little interest in the affairs at
school. They are very reserved, and do not wish
to be bothered with earthly affairs. Most of the
class are philosophically inclined with the eX-
ception of one or two.
The "Sophs', have a few shining lights in the
athletic field. It is not very hard to pick these
out, since they shine up so greatly against the
meekness of their classmates. The most noted
of these is "Jimmie" Hanley, star guard of the
football and basketball teams. Jim is also a
member of the baseball squad. Duke Duhaime
is another star on the baseball team, and holds
down second base with the efficiency of a pro-
Among the girls are Frances Thorpe, one of
the most popular girls of the Class of '32, and
also Helen Syzmanski, star forward of the girls'
basketball team. We indeed hope that the rest
of the class will soon wake up and begin to take
their part in the work of the High School.
Li, il lazy
Page 34 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
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CLASS OF 1933
President ,,,w,,,..v,,, ., , , .-.Charles Hill 4
Vice President. v, AA Elinor Driscoll
The Freshman class this year certainly lived up
to the old tradition that "they get smaller every
year." When we came to school in September
We could hardly find them-so small Were they.
We Will admit though, that this class has quite
a few promising vamps and athletes.
The Frosh gave a social in November, but it
was a very private aiair--as only the Freshman
classes from the two Junior Highs were invited
to attend. We upper classmen heard later, how-
Secretary ....... ........ V era Vargas
Treasurer ,.,,................,....... Martha Gavitt
ever, that it was a most enjoyable social. We
hoped for the rest of the year that they would
hold one to which the Whole school would be in-
vited, but our hopes were in vain-for no social
was ever held for' us.
We sincerely hope that the class of '34 does not
continue like this, but will follow our good ex-
ample and further the standards of sociability of
s. H. s. '
Page 36 STONINGTON IIIGII SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
Will V 7 'IGN
We the Class of One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Thirty of the Stonington High School, in the
Town of Stonington, County of New London, State
of Connecticut, being of sound mind and memory,
and wishing to make just disposition of all our
fame, habits, weaknesses, social standing, etc., do
hereby make, publish and declare this to be our
last "Will and Testament."
To our beloved teachers we wish all the success,
happiness and pleasure that life has. Also we
wish to extend to them an apology for pranks we
have played and misdemeanors that we have com-
mitted during the four years that we have spent
at this high school.
To the undergraduat-es we leave our line school
and class spirit, our sportsmanship, and our scho-
The members of the class wish to dispose of
their individual qualities, and do hereby make the
I, Gertrude Cella, do will to Winona Dela-
grange, my success in high society and social en-
deavors in Stonington.
I, Joseph Conti, do bequeath to Charles Le-
vanti my fame as being Stonington's greatest gum
chewer and patron of Oh! Bubble Gum.
I, Geraldine Coon, do will to those that ne-ed it,
the proficiency, accuracy and success that befalls
me in all my undertakings.
I, Margaret Cottrell, do will to Elinor Wilson,
my skillful way of winning popularity with the
stronger sex. V
I, Gladys Cranston, do will to Margaret Rippel,
my visionary dream of being "Queen of the Castle
of the Air.',
I, Everett DeFosses, do will to Charles Wilhelm,
my fearlessness, my courage, my sense of humor
and my sox appeal.
I, Irene Elson, do will to Inez Nurmi, my en-
chantment in a rumble seat when the moon is low.
I, Fri-eda Fishman, do bequeath to Doris Rix,
my convincing and melodious voice.
I, Elizabeth Foley, do will to Catherine Ferrle,
my doctrine, "Help yourself and Heaven will help
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I, Merrill Foote, do will to Sidney Brooks, my
observing power and taste.
I, Robert Freestone, do will to Joseph Hermes,
my marathon qualities, as well as my quick pick-
up, endurance and advance spark.
I, Roy Gavitt, do bequeath to Daniel Brannegan,
my ability to high jump, also my collection of
jokes and wisecracks.
I, Doris Gleason, do will to Ada Bailey, the
marcel wave in my bonny tresses. '
I, Joseph Gordon, do will to Joseph McKenna,
my editorial and managerial value to Stonington
I, Ramona Hanks, do bequeath to Polly Parte-
low, my poise, self possession and good, nature dis-
I, M. Harper, do bequeath to Vera Vargas, my
ability to play basketball and of letting them know
I am here.
I, Curtis Harvey, do will to Victor Haddad, my
strong will and business capacity especially when
friends are around borrowing money.
I, Joseph Hoxie, do will to William Griffith, my
loving affection for the weaker sex.
I, Thomas Hughes, do bequeath to Fred Savage,
my winning smile and high esteem in which I am
held by the faculty.
I, Furman Jewell, do will to Albert Keeney, my
inclinations for a certain member of the office
I, Edward Johnson, do will to Eddie Dick, my
great success in being S. H. S.'s cub reporter.
I, Everett Knight, do will to, Henry Schreibner,
my manly physique, gained through Earl Lieder-
man's course. 1
V I-, Mary Alice Kuhn, .do leave to Anna Tyson, my
success in playing Juliet to a certain little "Ro-
I, Mau-rice Kent, do bequeath to "Ken" Higgin-
botham, my art of being a good shepherd to one
petite Mary. I
I, Emil Simon, do bequeath to those whom it
may concern, this advice, that unless you can
spare your hair, keep out of the ocean, as those
waves are real strong.
I, Dominic Godomsky, do will to Captain Marie,
my ability at pitching as awbaseball player,
I, Mary Monty, do will to Lillian Pellett, my
great amount of typing awards, also my proficien-
cy at a typewriter.
I, Mona Scott, do will to anyone who desires it,
my ability to draw.
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I, Grace Maine, do bequeath to Marian Vincent,
my love for poetry.
I, Ruth Monjo, do bequeath to Madeline O'Ke-efe,
my popularity, my personality and my individual-
I, Gwendolyn Morgan, do will to Sylvia Gordon,
my talent and artistic ability in portraying dream
I, David Parker, do will to Everett Law, the
great desire that I had in trying to gain the ele-
ment that I lacked most, "a drag."
I, Marion Pellett, do bequeath to Virginia Clark,
my dreams of imitating the great Cleopatra.
I, .Francis Reardon, do will to William Rosen-
berg, my handsomeness.
I, Paul Rietzel, do will to Maurice Chevallier, my
likeness of Rudy Vallee, also my correspondence
course in Saxaphone playing entitled, "Learn
while you sleep, others can, why can't you Y"
I, Max Richmond, do will to James Spellman, my
advertising genius, and 'to John McCarty my
power of dynamic speech.
I, Mary Rustici, do bequeath to Mary Castagna,
my brilliance of intellect and good manners.
I, Frances Shea, do will to Frances Lord, my
motto, "Don't sell the bearskin until you have
caught the bear."
I, Norman Smith, do will to Henry Shawyer,
my good, bad and indiierent qualities that give
me a great resemblance to Paul Revere.
I, Robert Spellman, do will to Kenneth Newber-
ry, my great social and political place in the lime-
lights of Stonington.
I, Stuart Tillinghast, do will to Fred Ward, my
instantaneous admiration of a vampire.
I, Helen Turner, do bequeath to Frances Thorpe,
my everhaunting problem as to whether men pre-
fer blondes or brunettes.
I, Sophia Wilhelm, do will to Helen Haas, my
great dislike of therdetention class.
I, Kenneth Williams, do will to Duke Duhaime,
my fondness for moonlight nights and my intense
interest in astronomy.
We hereby constitute and appoint Mr. IllEng,
our honored principal, the sole executor of this,
our last will and testament. In witness thereof
we, the Class of 1930, testators, have to this our
"Last Will," set our hand and seal, this eighteenth
day of June, one thousand nine hundred and thir-
CLASS OF 1930,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
STONINGTON HIGII SUIIUOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 Page 39
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WBIL . ,Y V. l
Does it seem possible that it can be ten years
since the Class of 1930 graduated from Stoning-
ton High School! Yet here it is June 1, 1940
and this census report isn't finished. When I
found I had been chosen one of the census
takers, I was just overjoyed, for not only would
it take me back to my home town again, but it
would furnish the grandest way of finding
out interesting facts about people without seem-
ing really impertinent.
I decided to start East immediately. fI'd
been teaching school out in Indiana for the last
five years, but one day I found a gray hair in
my head and I said to myself it's high time you
had a vacation and, while this census job can't
be called a vacation exactly, it's certainly been a
It was early morning when the train pulled
into Mystic. I gathered my belongings together
and climbed down. Surely I had made a mis-
take-this couldn't be Mystic. Things were so
changed-tall office buildings, a skyscraper here
and there and more people than I ever saw in
Mystic before even on Memorial Day. Well, I
knew if I were going to count all those folks, I'd
just got to get busy. So I picked up my bags
and started in a hurry still gazing at those tall
buildings. Just then I ran smack into some-
body and who do you guess it was? Jerry Coon!
I didn't recognize her at first-her boyish bob
had grown out long and she wore it coiled round
her head in a beautiful braid, and I saw she
was keeping up with the styles too, for she wore
an expensive looking tailored gown, high heeled
shoes, and a big droopy hat with a long ostrich
feather on it. She told me she was living out
on her ranch in Arizona. Then I remembered
reading in the paper about the big Coon Ranch.
She had just come East with a carload of some
new fancy breed of cattle. I was so glad to
see her. She invited me to go back with her for
a visit and I'm going-if I ever get this census
I decided I'd better hire an auto, so I began
looking around for a garage sign and almost
across the street, where Prunier's Gas Station
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used to be, was a new up-to-date -garage with a
big sign above the entrance that read Cottrell's
Service Station, Used Cars for Sale or Rent. I
went right in and not seeing anyone, I sang out
'fHello!" At once a round, smiling face was
thrust out from under a machine and in spite
of grease and grime I recognized Margaret Cot-'
trell. I always thought Midget was cut out
for something like that. I didn't ,lose any time
getting her down .in the .book-Margaret Cot-'
trell, age 28, color.white, married no, occupa-
tion "Expert Mechanic." I found I could hire
a used car for EB4 a day. It popped and banged
a little, but Ifinally got -started. I hadn't gone
far 'when I, noticed a Beauty Parlor sign,
Madame something or other and it occurred to
me that I'd .probably make a better impression
round town, if 'I dolled up a bit. So I. parked
the car and hurried in and there stood Madame,
none other than Elizabeth Foley. There weren't
any special appointments at that hour, so I de-
cided to have a permanent, as it would give us
such a nice long time to talk over'old times.
My hair got singed a little, we got so busy talk-
ing, but it doesn't show when I have my hat on.
So far I had three names. It was 10:30 when I
was finally on my way again. While I was de-
ciding which street I'd better take next, I noticed
two people gesticulating and having a very
heated argument about something. I couldn't
help Wishing I knew whatit was all about, so I
went up a .little closer just in ti-me to hear one
of them say: "You're sureto win, Tillinghast
hasn't a chance." I knew right away it was
Helen Turner. She hadn't changed a bit. Just
tlhen she saw. me and came over with her same
big smile. She told me she was running for Sen-
ator. She just loved politics and campaigning
was so thrilling. I told her I was taking the
census and started asking her the questions.
When we got down to occupation we hesitated a
bit, but finally put down State Senator of Con-
V To be sure the election hasn't been held yet
Cbut I'm perfectly sure. she'll winl. I said good-
bye to Helen and she went on with her politics
and I started off thinking what a grand time I
was having when I heard a shrill whistle and
came to my senses to find I was driving straight
for the sidewalk. I stopped and a cop came
riding up on a motorcycle and was about to
give me a laying out when I yelled out f'Bunny
Monjo!" and she stopped right there. I felt
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quite relieved for I hated to have my friends
hear I was in police court the very first day I
got home. I found' she had been married sev-
eral years, but housekeeping was such a tire-
some, monotonous job she had decided to be a
cop and was now leading a most exciting life.
A loud honking of horns awoke me to the fact
that my car was cross-wise in the street, so I
pulled up close to tlhe curb while Bunny straight-
ened out the traffic.
Just then I saw someone going into the five
and ten cent store. I felt sure it was Doris
Gleason. I waited and watched and the longer
I watched the surer I was that it was'Dot. She
walked up and down the aisles. I felt positive
now and, having visited the five and ten cent
store with Dot-years back when we were going
to high school, I knew it would be at least an
hour before she came outy So I settled myself
comfortably to wait. I must have dozed off for
when I woke she'd gone, and it was 20 minutes
to twelve. I was awfully disappointed, but just
then my eye fell on a sign in big gold letters
on what had been the old Main Block iihat read,
"Teeth Cleaned, Straightened, Filled and Ex-
tracted, Without Pain, Gleason and Rustici, D.
I ran to the elevator and Hew up several
stories and was soon face to face with my old
schoolmate. She was just helping a toothless
victim from Uhe chair. She greeted me in the
same old fashion.- She looked quite happy
standing there smiling triumpfhantly. She said,
"You see,I'm getting vengeance on an old friend
of mine," and she introduced me to her victim,
who proved tobe the dentist we had bofth patron-
ized in our high school days. Just then a side
door opened and I beheld Mary Rustici in a
starched white uniform. She was the same
"petite infant." Dot informed me she never
could have made such a success of the business
if it hadnit been for Mary, for Mary tended to
cleaning and filling and she depended on her
to hold the patients in the chair while she her-
self did the extracting. I couldn't help think-
ing what a queer world it Vis. Who'd have
thought Maryland Dot would have turned out
dentists? I had just got them down in the book
when all the whistles in Mystic started blow-
ing for noon. I felt about famished, so I bade
Mary and Dot 'goodfbye and went across the
street to a'Chinese restaurant. All the tables
were full except one. At this sat a lady all by
herself, so I ventured over to ask if I might sit
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at her table when I saw it may Mary Monty!
She had a pad and pencil and told me she was
writing a book on 'Che "Customs of the Orient",
and knew no better way of getting data than
lunching here and observing these Chinamen.
Slhe had several pages of queer looking carica-
tures, so I asked her if she were writing it in
Chinese and she said: "Oh no, those are just a
few letters from the Chinese alphabet." She
said she had picked out the cutest, prettiest
ones and thought they'd be just too sweet for
border designs or handkerchief corners. I
asked her if she were married and she looke-d
at me as if she thougiht I was a bit too curious,
but I explained that I had to put it
in my census report, so she finally said yes, but
her husband spent most of his time in Europe,
that they were happier that way. Well, well,
that was news.
After lunch I decided to do Baptist Church
Hill. I knew that used car would never make it,
so I parked it at the foot of the hill and walked
up. By and by I came to a fine new house.
Some women were out front admiring it, and I
gathered from their conversation that it was the
new Baptist parsonage built for the new Bap-
tist minister and his wife and that he was the
nicest minister and had the nicest wife! I just
had to see what she was like, so I skipped two
or three houses and rang the bell. I haven't
got over the shock yet. When the door opened
and I saw Gladys Cranston, I didn't know
whether to laugh or cry. Gladys a parson's
wife! Wife of-let's see-the Reverend John
-how very careless! I didn't put down his
name. Well, never mind, Gladys Cranston, wife
of John, the new Bapftist minister of Mystic,
Connecticut. We had a perfectly lovely visit.
I inquired what had become of Mary Alice Kuhn
and sfhe said Mary Alice and Bobby were living
up to the old proverb, and were enjoying a per-
We talked about the good times we used to
have at Stonington High, and she told me how
much she loved the minister and before I knew
it the sun was setting and the clock on the
ehurch said ten minutes to seven. She invited
me to stay to tea, but since I've always found
ministers somewhat disconcerting, I said good-
bye and hurried down the hill.
I was astonished to find the stree-ts almost
deserted. A few stragglers were hurrying here
and there. Somewhat frightened I made for
the nearest doorway and inquired what it all
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meant. A tall stranger gave me a look of min-
gled pity and disgust and said, "Don't you know
that in about five minuters Madleline Harper
and Sop-hia Wilhelm will be broadcasting from
New York?" The Amos and Andy hour had
been discontinued to make room for Sophia and
Pat, and judging from the crowd, they were
making a great hit. At precisely seven the voice
of the announcer came to us saying: "By the
courtesy of the 'National Hair Dyeing Associa-
tion of America' we will now listen to a soprano
solo by Miss Sophia Wilhelm accompanied by
Miss Madeline Harper on the Jews-harp. I was
soon so enraptured with the program that I
forgot all else. I always knew Sophia had a
beautiful voice, but I never dreamed Pat had
such wonderful musical ability.
I began to feel terribly tired, I'd had such
a hard day, so when the program was ended,
I asked the tall stranger who seemed so well
informed Where I could find accommodation for
the night and he said, "By all means go to the
Ramona Hotel." Well I just knew I'd Hnd Mona
Hanks there and sure enough. I'd just writ-
ten my name in the register when I heard
someone say "Gwenny!', and there stood Mona.
She said she had built the hotel in 1935 and her
only regret was that she had not made it twice
as large. She came up to my room and we
talked for hours recalling all the funny things
that used to happen at Stonington. I noticed it
was getting light in the east and a masculine
voice in trhe next room groaned and muttered
something about "them pesky women talking all
night" so Mona, always considerate of the com-
fort of her guests, tiptoed downstairs and I fell
asleep. It was ten o'clock when I awoke. This
would never do! I dressed more quickly than
I had any time since I went to high school, and
had to catch the bus. It occurred to me that
the car must still be at the foot of Baptist
Church Hill and sure enough it was there.
Suddenly I knew I just must see the old High
School building so I headed for Stonington. When
I got over near Owen's Field I saw it had been
transformed into what seemed to be a private
airport. I stopped and went over and leaned
against a great stone pillar at the entrance and
thought about the many times I'd nearly yelled
my h-ead off while the Stonington boys were earn-
ing some of those thrilling football victories. At
the same time I watched two planes poised like
great birds above the field when suddenly I saw a
figure and I screamed, "O they've fallen out !" I
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held my breath in horror but she iluttered down
just like an autumn leaf and landed so close that
I saw at once it was Frances Shea and I said
"Frances! I'm so glad you're not hurt," but she
just laughed and showed me the medal on her
coat. It said, "Award-edthis 10th day' of May,
1940, to Frances Shea, champion parachute jump-
er of Americaf' Pointing to the second plane she
said, "That's Irene Elson up in that one." She
said Irene had gone up day before yesterday and
expected to break all previous endurance records
and probably' wouldn't be down for-at least a
month. I was just'wondering whetherpeople
who were absent from the earth at the time of
the census ought to be counted or not when the
plane began to circle and come nearer and we both
shouted at once, "She's coming down !T' And sure
enough it floatedlightly to the hangar and a min-
ute later Irene came toward usqwiping her eyes.
She toldius how dreadfully she wanted to make a
record, but it was so lonesome up there all alone
she just couldn't stand itanother minute. -
I'd like to havestayedland sympathized- with
her but I had to keep that census in mind so I
started toward the'car just as Gertrude Cella came
hurrying down the street, I felt quite hurt when
she didn't stop, so I shouted, "Gert, Gert, wait
a minute, I'm taking the census," but she just
waved her hand and shouted back, "Can't stop, got
a big scoop for the Stonington Mirror. Got to get
it into this issue!" and went scurrying oi down
the street. It was quite evident that she was a
reporter and I knew her age already, so I sat down
on the running board and started filling in my
report. I had just written, color, white, when I
felt a hand on my shoulder and a voice said in
myhear, "Do you know what !" I turned to see a
lady with 'a satchel and in the same breath I
fairly shouted, "Frieda Fishman, of all persons!"
"Yes, yes, of course," she said impatiently, "but
do you know what! The foreign born citizens of
the United Stat-es have a distinct advantage over
the native born of America in that they are able
in most cases to speak two languages. I am la-
boring 'to make up that deficiency by introducing
to the American speaking people these Easy
French Readers and Grammars, which in a few
hours' of home study will make us all masters of
the French language." She opened the satchel and
displayed several volumes. Noticing an abun-
dancelofsmall packages, I inquired what they con-
tainedand she said, "O yes," and explained that
the small packages were shoe strings, a pair given
free with each book. After that she seemed more
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like the old Frieda. She said that since she had
thought of the shoe string idea her sales had just
about doubled. I told her I'd just love to buy one,
but at present I hadn't much money, but when
the census was finished, I'd have plenty and would
most certainly take one. We sat on the running
board a little while, but Frieda wouldn't stay long,
she was so bent on selling books.
When I arrived in Stonington I found many
changes. The high school building itself was
much the same except for the addition of a big
gymnasium. The sight of that building made me
just homesick to see Marion Pellett. I wondered
if she still lived on William Street. It would take
just a few minutes to find out, and I could hardly
wait to see her. I was about half way to Westerly
when that used car gave a final pop and sputter
and stopped. Whatever ailed it I didn't know.
I peeked under the lvood and everything looked
all right. But luck was with me! There was
someone in overalls in a nearby field bending over
a big tractor which in turn was hitched to a heavy
roller. He'd surely know. So I hopped over the
fence and hurried out there. As I got nearer I
heard someone say, "Ladies and Gentlemen!" I
paused but seeing neither ladies nor gentlemen I
ventured on. Again I heard, "Ladies and Gentle-
men, it gives me great pleasure." Just there the
person in overalls stood up-it was Marion! and
a minute later we were hugging each other so
tightly that neither of us could speak. When I
got my breath, I managed to ask, "Where are
they ?" And she said, "Who?" "Why, the ladies
and gentlemen," I said. "Oh," she said, "You -see
I was recently elected Superintendent of Schools
of the Town of Stonington and I expect to be
asked to make a speech at graduation, and since
I've never made one, Pm practicing ahead of time.
I'm making this tennis court," she added. "for
the benefit of the high school." She started the
tractor and I sat up on one of the fenders and we
rode back and forth, talking over old times. Mar-
ion had to be in Westerly at five o'clock so I told
her she could ride over with me if she could find
out what ailed that car. It didn't take her long.
She looked in the gas tank and sure enough it was
empty. so we borrowed a little from the tractor
and I let her out at William Street at exactly five
minutes of five.
It was getting late but I thought I'd have time
to look Westerly over a bit. I parked the car
over by the railroad and started Walking. Every-
thing looked quite familiar and when I got up
around the corner I could see Opie's big sign. I
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noticed several people turn in at a certain door-
way. A boy peeped in and ran back. He look-ed
scared. By this time I was g-etting curious, so I
said, "What's the matter, sonny ?" "Spiritualists'
meeting," he said, and pointed toward the door-
way. Now I'd always wanted to attend a spirit-
ualist meeting and here at last was my oppor-
tunity, so I didn't lose any time going in. The
room was rather dim but I could see it was full of
people. A song was sung. Then som-ebody intro-
duced the medium who would bring us messages
from the invisible. She came forward on the
platform, writhing and twisting and waving her
arms, and told us of strange figures who walked
unseen in our midst. My knees shook and I
could feel my hair beginning to stand on end when
suddenly there was something strangely famil-
iar about this person. I looked again and then
burst into shrieks of laughter for I knew it was
Grace Main, still acting. I hadn't meant to break
up the meeting but I just couldn't stop laughing,
and people kept going out until only Grace and I
were left. We sat down on the edge of the plat-
form and she told me she had tried the stage and
the movies but neither was half as much fun as
holding spiritualist meetings. I always knew
Grace would do something unusual, but this was
almost too much. I was so surprised that I had
started to go, when it occurred to me that I was
taking the census, so I went back and put Grace's
name down in the book-Grace Maine, age 27,
color white, occupation, acting.
When I w-ent to get the car, I couldn't find it,
so I took the bus back to Mona's hotel. I was
fearfully tired, but I kept awake long enough to
count the names that I had written-twenty of
them. At four cents each, let's see-that would
be-eighty cents. From a financial standpoint I
have to admit it is somewhat of a failure, but to-
morrow I'm just going to get busy-for one week
from today Jerry and I leave for Arizona.
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Being neither an Elias nor a Moses I cannot
portray the future of my classmates with true
precision or vividness. And knowing that even
though I should spend a thousand years, as it
were, trying to pave a road of success for each
and everyone, of these noble gentlemen, and still
fail in my predictions, I shall turn to my only
hopes of success-humor and imagination.
And so I will tell you about the class of 1930,
as it might be observed in twenty years from
"K-en" QWilliams and myself, after spending
these many years on our extensive and progres-
sive Polar Bear Ranch in Deep River decide that
it is about time to go and visit our classmates
and talk over old times.
We were very fortunate in starting out, we
caught the Yankee Clipper, the weekly train, be-
fore it pulled out. It was a fast and rough ride
Way down to Stonington, and after leaving the
Pullman car we thought we should go see the en-
gineer about the way he was speeding.
We no more than reached the cab than out
jumped the engineer, and would you believe it,
it was Johnson. Well, well, this surely was a
surprise, but nevertheless, we did what we started
out to do. Boy, what a bawling out we gave
Eddie! And he finally admitted that he was go-
ing thirty miles an hour, but promised to be more
careful in the future.
From here we walked down Water Street, and
what a change, why you wouldn't know the place!
There was even a new Post Office with two clerks.
This was a surprise, but not such a surprise as
it was finding "Bob" Freestone, Postmaster, 'fBob"
surely was getting up in the world. Well, after
a few words with "Bob" we adjourned to Jewell's
up-to-date hardware store and restaurant. Here
we were greatly saddened by the news that Jewell
had left a few months earlier on an extended trip
through Mexico and had been shot by a native.
It is said that the Mexican mistook him for the
After lunch we went up to visit the new school.
It brought back memories of years gone by and
soon we left for Westerly, being offered a ride
by another '30 man-Mitt Gavitt. Gavitt was
at present the proprietor of a first class hotel on
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Pierce Street. We marveled that he was still
alive and soon we said adieu as he dropped us
off at Knight's Popular Pool and Lunch Room
combined. We entered, but Knightie was hunt-
ing jackals down in Africa and wouldn't be back
for a month. Knight always did say that he was
going in for big game hunting some day. From
here we ambled over to Richmonds' giant two-
story furniture store. Max was all upset, as he
was not progressing very far in trying to con-
vince a gentleman that it was more important
to buy furniture than it was to -eat. Fearing that
Max would either convince him or die in the at-
tempt and take all day about it we exited after
saying."Hello" to Jake Rosenberg, Max's first
We had no more than cleared the door when
we met Joe Gordon, Parker and Rietzel, partners
in an oil venture down in Wakefield, so we all
went over to Hughes' undertaking parlors and
played pinochle a while. We were soon hungry
again so saying goodby we went into Reardon's
Quick Lunch on Mechanic Street and procured
From there' we journeyed to Mystic in one of
Tillinghast's Blue Label taxi cabs. Stuart's taxis
operate between Bradford and Ledyard, one of
the most successful cab companies in the country.
Arriving in the beautiful and much altered
Metropolis of Mystic, we 'stopped OH to see the
greatest show on earth, so advertised. It was,
of course, that same one-horse carnival that ar-
rived every year. Upon entering, the first sight
that met our eyes was the huge sign on the dilapi-
dated tent across the lot. Joseph Conti, World's
Famous Flea Trainer. Well, we ran over and
Joe told us that he had spent two years in
South America capturing snake eating fleas. He
said they were a very rare species and were only
found on the baby boa constrictors. Well, this
surprised us, but Joe always did say great oaks
from little acorns grow. tHe probably figures on
his fleas growing up and then he will try to sell
them to the government to kill off the rattle-
snakes out West.J
Well, as it was growing late, we only drove as
far as Old Mystic on our way to New London.
Here was a place of unbelievable prosperity, its
population had grown from seventy-five to two
hundred in the course of twenty years and the
inhabitants now boasted the ownership of two
Fords. However, we were fortunate in finding
refuge for the night in that wonderful modern
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Night Club of Godomsky's, known as Hollywood
Inn. "Dom" was looking fine and, best of all, he
let up sleep in his one and only feather bed.
Arising early the next morning we discovered,
much to our disgust, that our cab had a flat tire,
but the driver assured us that we would not be
delayed long as he had called a tire shop. The
tire man soon arrived and would you believe it,
it was Foote. He informed us he had a huge
business in the locality, a tire station and black-
smith shop combined, owned by Simon and him-
s-elf. Simon furnished the money and Foote the
brains. There was only one bad feature about
the blacksmith end of it, there was only one horse
Well, after Foote changed the tire we proceeded
on our way. Arriving in New London, we drove
to Mercer Field, as Coach Kent's Snowbirds W-ere
playing a football game against the Providence
Steam Rollers, captained by Bob Spellman. Bob
evidently took advantage of the football training
he received in Stonington. The game was very
close, a tie in fact. The crowd booed on a few
close decisions, but Curt Harvey, the referee, an-
other of our classmates, had the situation well in
hand all during the game. Curt is a professional
referee, having performed in such prominent and
influential towns as Noank and Quaker Hill and
he is not to be fazed by any crowd.
After spending the better part of an hour get-
ting the dust out of our ears and eyes in our room
at the Fireman's Hotel, we Went down to lunch,
Mr. Hoxsie and DeFosses being our hosts. Hoxsie
and DeFosses were joint owners in this up-to-
date hotel. Joe, also being a first class lawyer,
located in White Rock, and DeFosses is the
esteemed and admired Mayor of North Stoning-
ton and the surrounding countryside.
Well, after talking over a few topics with the
boys, we found that the morning had quickly
and quietly slipped by and for some reason or
other, afternoon had set in. With a start, our
own business was brought to mind, and having
been gone for some time we thought it best to
return right away. Arriving in Deep River we
found, much to our dismay, that we had to walk
home as the mayor had hired the only car in
town for the afternoon. However, we finally ar-
rived safely and settled down once more, await-
ing with pleasant anticipation the ftime when
once again we may go visit the haunts of our
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During the school year of 1929-1930, the fi-
nances of the Athletic Association, while they
have not shown any substantial increase, have
maintained a level that has been more than high
enough for meeting expenses. No income was
received from other sources than athletics. In
view of the fact that the cost of equipping and
transporting the teams Vis considerable, it is
obvious that a self-supporting association like
ours is to be commended for its ability to un-
dertake and successfully fullfill its mission.
Under the able direction of our new Head
Coach, Leo Smith, our football, basketball, and
baseball teams have been provided with as excel-
lent equipment as is financially possible.
The Finance Committee has tried to co-oper-
ate with coaches and student members of the
association in giving as many advantages to the
athletes of our school as they deservedly require.
At the same time, it has endeavored to prac-
tice all possible economy in the disbursement
By a vote made at the beginning of the school
year, admission to membership ,in the associa-
tion was made no longer dependent on the pur-
chase of a season ticket. It was thought best
thatuall of the student body be regarded as mem-
bers. The association relies on the voluntary
and'spirited support of everyone who is con-
nected with the school.
The few observations above can give but a
very limited idea of the problems and activities
of the association. Much could be said in praise
of the assistance given by our very small but
energetic corps of ticket sellers, and the industry
and enthusiasm of our managers. To all of
those, both students and friends, who helped us
make this year a successful one, the Athletic
Association wishes to express its sincerest
-Walter S. Hanover, Treasurer.
LEO ll. SISIVIFIY
Football, Bask0l,lm,l1 and Baseball
BIISS GERTRUDE IMULVILLE
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Barring a disastrous midseason slump, which resulted in putting
Stonington out of the running for the league championship, the foot-
ball season was a pronounced success. Starting with light material,
which is common at Stonington, and badly handicapped by midseason
injuries, Coach Smith succeeded in bringing his team through a hard
schedule to beat Westerly in the annual Intertown Championship game,
thus securing permanent possession of the American Legion Trophy
for Stonington. The first Westerly game was one ofthe most disheart-
ening of the season. Ed. Goyette, who was the only capable punter on
the team, broke a finger a few weeks bofore the game, and as a result
of his absence from the lineup, the whole burden of defense fell on the
sturdy line, which fighting hard, held Westerly for downs, time and
again, when she threatened to score. On the last play of the game, in
fact even as time was being called, Bob Mudge, stocky Westerly half-
back, swept around Capt. Powers' end for the only score. It was indeed
tragic that the only gain made all day around Powers' section should
be the one to score a touchdown. f
At a meeting of the squad, "Skip" Adams was chosen Captain-elect.
"Skip" distinguished himself during the season by his magnificent
performances on the line.
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The most successful basketball season, both athletically and finan-
cially, in the history of the sport for the last five years has just been
concluded. The new coach, Mr. Smith, was on the court not so many
seasons ago, and his work with the boys produced fine results. The
team compiled a fine record, losing only twice, and beating the Rhode
Island Interscholastic Class B champs, South Kingstown, in one of the
hottest games of the season. Perhaps the most benefiting part of the
season, however, was the Interclass League organized by Coach Smith,
in which nearly twenty-five boys, representing the four classes battled
in bi-weekly games throughout the season. The Juniors, and incidently,
five of our present Varsity stars are Juniors, won the league champion-
ship by coming through the season without dropping a game. Next
year we should have an even more successful season than the past, since
none of the first team men will graduate. Ed Goyette, who led the
team through the present season, has again been chosen to head the
basketeers of '31.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
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GIRLS' BASKETB LL
Certainly S. H. S. can well be proud of its girls' basketball record
for the past year. Although their's has always been a good team, this
year's was even better than usual, and they came through winning six
out of eight games. With only two of last year's regulars, "Path Harper
and Ramona Hanks, prospects before the season opened were not too
promising, but by dint of hard and faithful work, last year's "subs"
worked into first team position, as if they had always been there. On
the home court every game was a victory, but on two games away, they
learned the taste of defeat. One of these games was with their old
rival, W. M. I., in New London, and the other with Plainfield, in Plain-
"Pat" Harper, as a captain and a player, was all that one could
ask for. She led her team to victory, not only through hard work in
playing, but by her example of good sportsmanship. Ramona Hanks.
center with Miss Harper, was right there every time, and the two of
them together formed a bulwark in center that was pretty hard to break
through. The passing of these two players from S. H. S. is a heavy loss
for next year's team. Other stars of the team are: H. Szymanski, C.
Ferrie, W. Delagrange and I. Nurmi.
All in all it was a fine season, and one that reflects great credit on
the directing of the girls' coach, Miss Gertrude Mulville.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
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Forty-five candidates reported to Coach Leo Smith, March 28,
at Owen Park. Only two lettermen were in the group, as Walsh and
Powers had left school, while Levanti and Arnott were in scholastic
Goyette, star catcher, was shifted to shortstop and as the season
advanced we found Patterson at first, Newbury at third and Duhaime
taking care of second base, while in the outfield Hanley played in
leftfield and Abbott trotted around in rightfield. Grimes and Broxy
took care of the catching department. At the beginning of the season
Spellman and Williams played in the outfield, but both were lost to
the team through difficulties.
The ball club was captained by "Dom" Godomsky, who pitched and
played in the outfield. By the way, "Dom" was the leading hitter of
the team having an average well over .400. Capt. Godomsky was a fine
leader and gave all he had to bring glory and fame to the Brown and
White. His fine work and brilliant leadership has earned him a place
in the hall of fame with the rest of Stonington High's immortals.
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Starting with three lettermen remaining from the fifteen of last
year, the Stonington High tracksters completed another successful sea-
son this year. Led by Adams, Gavitt and Goyette, their crowning
achievement was the Winning for the third successive time of the Class
B championship of the Rhode Island State Interscholastics. They be-
gan with a practice meet with Westerly, the first dual contest ever held
between the ancient rivals. Stonington took this by a small margin.
The second meet was at Bristol, Conn., where Stonington trackmen were
outclassed by the Bristol runners. The third meet was the interscholas-
tics, already noted. The fourth, with Chapman, resulted in another Win
for Stonington. The last meet for the League Championship, came as an
anti-climax to the interscholastics, and was Won by Bulkeley.
Our only graduating letterman is Capt. Roy Gavitt, who took the
high jump in every meet this year. Lettermen remaining are: Adams,
Goyette, Newlbury, G. Brannegan, DeBragga, Collins, and Grimes,
Page 62 STONINGTON HIGII SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
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The past season, While not as successful as
might be desired, was nevertheless one of the
most successful in this sport for several years.
Although not Winning any meets, the Stoning-
ton hill-and-dalers gave their opponents a hard
tussle in every contest. Cross-country, for some
reason or other, is extremely unpopular at Ston-
ington, and this has its eiect on the teams, since
it is hard to get veterans to race with the team.
The present team, with the exception of one
member, was composed entirely of rookies, and
succeeded very well, considering that side of the
case. Since all the regulars except one, who
graduates, will be here for two more years, and
since they all seem to enjoy running, it is very
'probable that the team next fall will be a Win-
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
BASKETBALL TEAD1 - 1922
Page 66 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
W CLASS ODE
By Grace Maine
We are leaving S. H. S., the school we love so
We will cherish fondly always the memories of
good times here,
Duty calls us onward now,
Sigh we for the pastg
Fare thee well, our Alma Mater,
The school we have to leave at last.
Fare thee well, S. H. S.,
The cross-roads b-eckon and we must part.
Fare thee well, S. H. S.,
Tho' we smile, there's a tear as we depart.
As we roam far from home
Friendships dear we've made in days gone by
Will remain, we'll retain
As our best We'll do to try.
As we journey on our way,
God will lead aright,
May we ever follow along
And do all with our might.
Alma Mater, fare thee well,
Farewell S. H. S.,
Forth as now we go to leave you
We will strive to do our best. CStein Songl
BROWN AND WHITE STAFF
Stepping into the footsteps of th-eir predeces-
sors, the members of the Brown and White Staff
have indeed made themselves worthy of their
positions. Last year Mr. Illing brought up the
idea that the faculty should select a certain num-
ber of students whose scholastic merits were quite
high. Of these, the student body elected the edi-
tors who were all Seniors, and the assistant ed?-
tors, all Juniors. The assistants were to become
editors the following year,
And now we have the results, four splendid is-
sues of the Brown and White. These issues were
greatly enhanced by the cover drawings of the
art -editors, "Gwen" Morgan and "Chick" Martin.
Much credit should be given to "Bob" Spellman,
editor-in-chief, and also to the business managers.
It is quite certain that the assistants will keep
up the good work, for they showed their ability,
by putting out a splendid Easter number,
Brown and NVhite Statl'
Page 68 STOXINGTON HIGH SCIIOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
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"Our Athletes" is the name given to the mem-
bers of the "S" Club. The "S" Club this year
has had a very large enrollment of students, con-
sidering the number of students in the school.
Nevertheless, the "S" Club has conducted a very
successful dance due to the work of Thomas
Hughes and other members of the dance commit-
The "S" Club seems to be made up mainly of
Juniors, the Junior Class seem to be the most
athletic group of the school. The Seniors, how-
Another of the new clubs which have sprung
up within the past year is the Art Club. This
is composed entirely of members of the diferent
drawing classes. Muchcredit in establishing this
club should be given to Miss Rowland, the draw-
This club has progressed very rapidly, both
financially and socially. A very successful Christ-
mas sale and tea dance was held, and theninoney
ever, come a close second and ranking highest
among these are Godomsky, our famous twirlerg
Spellman, the plunging full-back, and Parker, the
most steady linesman on the football team. The
oiic-ers of the "S" Club are mostly Seniors, show-
ing that they still manage a large part in the af-
fairs of the school.
Though the club has not been very large this
year, nevertheless prospects for it seem brighter,
as the Sophomores and Freshmen are beginning
to take a part in the affairs of the school both
athletically and socially.
obtained from this has helped to redecorate and
refurnish the art room. Although its member-
ship is not so large as could be, the club is very
active for its size. It contains quite a few art-
ists, among whom are "Gwen" Morgan, "Chick"
Martin and Grace Maine. It is not quite impos-
sible that the Stonington High School Art Club
will in the near future produce another D'Angelo
Page 70 STUNINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
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The Dramatic Club of Stonington High School
was organized this year under the direction of
Mrs. Irene Lucy. The frequent applications for
membership testify to the interest of the stu-
dents in this club which aims to give each mem-
ber an opportunity to take part in at least one
play each year. The enrollment is about fifty,
and represents students from the four classes in
the school. The special committees, such as Cos-
tume Committee, Stage Committee, Property
Committee and Advertising Committee, give the
students an opportunity to use their ability along
A one-act play, "Sauce for the Goslingsf' and
a two-act play, "The College Stick," were inan-
cially successful and netted the Dramatic Club a
sufficient fund to carry on. Other one-act plays
are being considered for production. It is hoped
that the fund created this year in the treasury
will enable the Play Selection Committee to select
plays of a bigger quality next year. Lack of
money with which to pay the royalty on better
plays limited the selection this year.
Through the efforts of the club, material for a
stage curtain Was acquired. It was designed by
Thomas Hughes, Joseph Gordon, Cyril Duhaime
and Joseph Hoxsie. The club has been very lb-
eral in allowing the use of the curtain for as-
The officers of the club Whose untiring efforts
have contributed to the success of the organiza-
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be an organist
be a Latin teacher
write detective stories
meet a millionaire
write for a "Lonesome" column
take course in domestic science
be a second "Nurmi"
run a restaurant in Providence
teach at "Atwood's Academy"
be an actress
pitch for "Yankees"
be an orator
be a great singer
be a comedian
take a P. G. at W. H. S.
go to R. I. State College
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STONINGTON IITGII SCTIOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
THE CLASS OF 1930
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STONINGTON IIIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 75
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Page 76 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
In an effort to improve on the traditional Class
Santa Claus, which hitherto has been a part of
every yearbook, the class of '30 has taken an ex-
tensive class ballot. Touching on almost every
point of student opinion, it is extremely inter-
esting, following as it does, the general trend of
the senior ballots customary in most colleges. The
Most popular boy-Hoxsie 10, Hughes 10, Spell-
man 7, Smith 2.
Most popular girl-Miss Cottrell 15, Miss Har-
per 7, Miss Monjo 7.
Most respected boy-Godomsky 11, Hoxsie 5,
Spellman 4, Reitzel 3, Gordon 3, Hughes 2.
Most respected girl-Misses Cranston 14, Kuhn
5, Shea 3, Coon 3, Fishman 3.
Most versatile boy-Godomsky 8, Gavitt 6,
Hughes 5, Johnson 3, Harvey 3, Kent 2.
Most versatile girl-Misses Gleason 9, Harper
7, Cranston 6, Elson 4.
Most intellectual boy-DeFosses 11, Godomsky
9, Reitzel 6, Gordon 3, Hughes 2.
Most intellectual girl-Misses Elson 19, Coon
10, Gleason 3.
Busiest boy-Hoxsie 18, Reitzel 6, Williams 2,
Spellman 2, Smith 2.
Busiest girl-Misses Pellett 18, Cella 3, Crans-
ton 3, Elson 2, Monjo 2, Foley 2, Rustici, all of
Most conscientious boy-DeFosses 9, Reitzel 6,
Godomsky 6, Gordon 6, Reardon 2.
Most conscientious girl-Ruistici 9, Elson 6,
Gleason 4, Coon 3, Monty 2, Fishman 2, Hanks 2.
Best flooking boy-Spellman 19, Reardon 4,
"none," "Who Wants to know?"
Most beautiful girl-Misses Cranston 14, Maine
7, "none," "try and find out," "I'll bite." :
Most sarcastic boy-Spellman 7, Freestone 6,
Harvey 6, Gavitt 5, Rosenberg 2, "no decision."
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 I Page 77
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Most sarcastic girl-Misses Foley 10, Celia 6,
Pellett 5, Cranston 4.
Best dancer, boy-Hoxsie 13, Conti 13, Smith
2, "never danced with one."
Best dancer, girl-Misses Cottrell 24, Harper
3, Foley 3, Elson 2, "blank."
Best conversationalist, boy-Richmond 19, Hox-
sie 4, Hughes 4, "Ima Dodo."
Best conversationalist, girl-Misses Hanks 9,
Monio 9, Pellett 4, Cranston 2, Fishman 2, Har-
Curliest haired boy-Simon 23, Spellman 7,
High hat boy-Spellman 19, Hoxsie 2, Hughes
5, Reitzel 2, "none."'
Most high hat girl-Cranston 13, Kuhn 9, Mon-
jo 3, Elson 2.
Curliest haired girl-Hanks 17, Kuhn 7, Cella
3, "depends on curling irons."
Timidest boy-Knight 24, Reardon 4, Richmond
Wittiest boy-Smith 13, Harvey 8, Gavitt 8,
Timidest girl-Wilhelm 13, Kuhn 6, Cella 2.
Easiest year--Senior 19, none 4, junior 4, all 3,
Most detested subject-History 14, all 4, geom-
etry 3, French 3, Ancient History 2, Latin 2,
Science 2, English 2, none.
Hardest year-Junior 11, Frosh 6, Sophomore 6,
all 5, Senior 3, none 2.
. Hazed ?-No 16, yes 8, "et comment" 2, "what's
it to you ?" 2, "and how," "what for?" "no decis-
ion," "who wants to know?"
Player or spectator CL-Spectator 17, both 7,
player 5, "substitute," "neither," "in what '?" "de-
Greatest need of Brown and White-New staff
19, Jokes 3, money 2, me, more news, literary.
Is Brown and White successful ?-Yes 20, no 14.
Stonington's greatest need-Gym 11, school
9, town 8, more hot water, field, new student body.
Page 78 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
Going to college?-Yes 18, no 13, "hope so,"
"who knows ?"
Do you play bridge ?-Yes 20, no 14.
Do you dance ?-Yes 30, no 4.
Do you play golf ?-Yes 11, no 21.
Favorite outdoor sport-Football 15, baseball
5, necking 5, tennis 3, track 2, horseshoes, riding.
Favorite indoor sport-Basketball 13, tiddle-
diwinks 5, parlor rugby 3, ping-pong, bridge, neck-
ing, dancing, cards, chess, studying, sleeping, sit-
ting out dances, strip poker.
Most athletic boy-Parker 24, Gavitt 3, Knight.
Wittiest girl-Harper 12, Cella 7, Monjo 4,
Maine 3, Shea 2, "not to be found."
Most athletic girl--Harper 34 Cno other nom-
Toreador-Freestone 9, Johnson 4, Reitzel 4,
Parker 3, Richmond 3, Kent 3, Rosenberg, "Whole
Class Joy-Hoxsie 6, Gavitt 6, Harvey 4, Mor-
gan 4, Rustici 2, Monjo 2, Cella 2, "playing hook-
ey" 2, "nobody."
Jolliest boy-Hoxsie 10, Harvey 8, Gavitt 5,
Hughes 4, Smith 2, Foote 2.
Jolliest girl-Morgan 10, Cottrell 10, Cella 4,
Monjo 3, Maine 3.
Wearer of Hashiest neckties-Williams 15,
Foote 8, Reardon 8.
Most liked subject-English 9, shorthand 6,
none 3, French 2, History 2, Math 2.
Thus ends the poll. The only unanimous choice
was that of Miss Pat Harper as the most athletic
girl. She captained the basketball team during
the past season. We believe it fairly expresses
the opinion of the class of '30 on a host of sub-
The Committee-Norman Smith,
Robert Freestone, Chairman.
STONINGTON IITGTI SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 79
Entrance March O..,.,........,... .,,O..OO,...., O rchestra
Song: "Forget-Me-Not" ..,vOOOO ,OA,.O. . ,.4... .,vO.,,O..., C l ass
Class History OOAO AO.,.,.OOOO,,OOO.OOOOOOOA.O Gladys Cranston
Address to Undergraduates OOO,,...OO...,... .Irene Elson
Song: "Allah'sAHoliday" OO,OOOr. .s.OOOOOOOOO,OOOOOOs,ss O rrrr C lass
Girl's Class Prophecy OOOA... Ol....., G Wendolyn Morgan
Boys' Class Prophecy OOOO,O,l, ss........, N orman Smith
Class Will ,.............A,OOOO.OO...........,O.,Os Jacob Rosenberg
Presentation of Class Gifts ee,ee..,.. Robert Spellman
Acceptance of Class Gift ,.......,..,...., Clement Shea
Class Ode ............................ lWords by Grace Mainl
Recessional .......... .............................. O rchestra
Page 80 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
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Entrance March ......v...vOO.......O....YO..........,............OOOOOO........ ,. .,...OO..O.A.......,O Orchestra
Song c,vc,,.,...cvc.c..,,......,,,..c, ,ccc,cccc G raduating Class
Salutatory Address ,.cc....vccc. c,cc,vc e,ce,cee,,.,....... I rene Elson
Essay: "Building" iii,..cvii,iiiii..,e,vcvccc,.,..ii,iiiii.. .......vc G Wendolyn Morgan
Essay: "Lincoln During the Civil War"
Song ,,,.e.ee....ccccE,..,..,...,,ciiiiiii.....v.c P ci.cc.... . ii,.iic ..,c,..,,
Essay: "On Being Unconventional" ,eeee
Essay: "Russia" ......,,....ici.vii.ici.........
Essay: "The Magic of Booksuwee
Essay: "Sea Fever" ci,....,...... W
Valedictory Address ....
Presentation of Prizes
Presentation of Diplomas
Class Ode .,,v........i..................
Recessional ---- .....
.....,, Graduating Class
- ....... - ........... Orchestra
Page 82 STONINGTON HIGH SOIIOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 1930!
With the Close of Your High School
Comes the End of "Happy Days,', that
will ever be dear to your memory
WISH YoU THE BEsT OF LUCK
Wayside Furniture Shoppe
Stonington and Westerly
MYSTIC SERVICE STATION
Chas. W. Foote, Prop.
THE MODERN GRILL
WESTERLY, R. I. Mystic - Clinton, Conn.
Good Food - Cooked Clean
Rooms Westerly Commercial Hotel
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 83
wa - --W U
and Machine Shop
R. M. DELAGRANGE, Prop.
Auto Repairs, Storage and Accessories
Oxy-Acetylene Welding - Car Painting
Steam Fitting - Marine Repairing
Machine Work - Paints and Varnishes
Cylinder Oils and Greases
DODGE BROTHERS 6 and 8 CYLINDER CARS
Main and Williams Sts. Stonington, Conn.
AMERICAN OIL CO., INC.
Authorized Sinclair Distributors
Motorists realize the value of proper Lubrication
either in the crankcase or chassis. Our Service
Station attendants are qualified lubrication men.
Bring your car to us for lubrication. Every detail
is given expert attention.
'JBL Y, L
Page 84 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAIL BOOK, 1930
BROXY'S ELECTRIC SHOP '
Expert Electrical Work
Radios a Specialty
GENERAL ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS A
EASY WASHING MACHINES
Phone 70 Stonington, Conn.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
- -- -GV
Phone 2495 or 2424
When One Is Busy Call the Other
H. A. STAHLE'S
Meats, Groceries and Pastry
59 - 63 West Broad Street
Westerly, R. I.
CHOICE OF 400
WILLIAM A. WILCOX
WESTERLY and NEW YORK
Pawcatuck Hardware .
Co. S. F. Compliments of UPU' 7 Day?" ' 7 Nufhts
T Bl. ',1'95'
GENERAL Newsdealer M B ,d QF t ' " '
HARDWARE L fl e on ana Groton-Stonington,
Tobau-vo - Muguz nc. PODUIEII' Priced Traction
H MINI!! V Ili uns lhunt Nl.wSIm!De,.S Restaurant Waltlng R00m
mwut , .
I y Justice Noveltlcs Dally Papers - Pastry
On 1110 Square 15 vvcst Broad St' 8 lwcvllzmic St. Xvvfstvrly, R. I.
ln Pawcutuck xvcstcrly R' I' XVcsterly R. I. Arthur LuB1'c1'qn0. Prolpil
P g 86 QTONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
Eliminate the drudgery of work in
the household by using electrical
CAPTAIN J IMMIE'S INN
Safe - Inexpensive - Convenient
THE MYSTIC POWER CO.
QTOININGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 P g
T7re Largest Printing Plant in Southeastern
New England zs Located at Westerly
s g com.-vw
THE UTTER COMPANY
TELEPHONE CIJUBLISHERS MAIN STREET
QTONTIYCTOL IIICII SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
ATWOOD MACHINE COMPANY
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
AMERICAN VELVET COMPANY
Page 90 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
C. B. COTTRELL Sz SONS CO.
WESTERLY, R. I.
Printing Machine Manufacturers
New York Chicago
21 E. Twenty-sixth St. 330 Michigan Ave
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 PQILTG
SHANNON'S AUTO SALES
Authorized Ford Dealer
GREASING - CRANKCASE SERVICE
PENNZOIL - GULF - VEEDOL OILS
GULF and TYDOL GASOLINE
Stonington, Conn. V
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
THE LILBLACKLER CO.
BLACK ROCK BEVERAGES
SOLD AT YOUR LUNCH COUNTER
BY SENIOR CLASS
PHONE 2251 WESTERLY, R. I
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 19240
Ik Y , ,V ,YW Y 777777 7,7 M W 7 Y W V H rm IG.
Patfgnize College of Business Administration
Providence, B. I.
QA Business and Student Center!
First college of business adminis-
tration in America chartered by a
State to confer bachelor degrees
for two-year courses in Business
Administration - Accountancy,
Economics, Finance, Executive-
Seeretarial, Teacher - Training.
Co-cd. Social Activities, Athle-
tics, Dormitory accommoda-
tions. Expert Placement Service.
Over 1200 calls a year from
leading business men. Grad-
uates carn preferred positions.
Ad t 68th Yearbook on request
Address Director of Admis ions
Bryant - Stratton College
Providence, B. I.
lllge 94 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAH BOOK. 1930
l l. !l!lF' A y
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Wishes the Class of 1930 Success
In Their Chosen Fields
CANAL AT HIGH
Westerly, R. I. New London, Conn.
Westerly Rhode Island
These Theatres Olfer the Best in Current Movies
Vaudeville, Road Productions, equipped with West
ern Electric Sound systems.
J. B. Findlay, Mgr.
STONINGTUN HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930 Page 05
WI '--- --M - New
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DAVEY 82 MAXWELL
Plumbing and Heating
48 Main Street Westerly, R. I. WORKS
Te1eph0nQ....Day5 2540 JUS. SIUILIAN, Prop.
2501 Cleaning and Dyeing of
Wearing Apparel, Draperies,
Rugs and Furs
LUNCH Phone 2192 or 4825
We Guarantee Satisfaction
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 182-185 Main Street W6St6Fly, R. I
Page 96 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
Compliments of - -
52 High Street 90 Main Street
Westerly Norwich I
Comnliments of ELM TREE INN
98 West Broad Street
VARGAS BROS' Westerly I Rhode Island
Sand, Gravel and Ice BANQUETS WEDDING PARTIES
St0I1lHgtOI1 COI1I18CtiCut F. L. Furness, Prop.
QTO INGTON HIGII SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 1920
MYSTIC AUTO STATION Visit Ou'
Chas. T. Crandall, Mgr. Plumbing and Heating Display
BUICK - MARQUETTE
General Repairing - Storage
' Mystic - CONN.
14 LIBERTY ST.
FRED W. HARVEY
ELECTROL OIL BURNERS
GLEN WOOD RANGES
Page 98 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
"Where Service Is Supreme"
GARAGE AND FILLING
Boston Post Road Mystic
GASOLINE - OIL - GREASE - FUEL OIL
We are distributors for the
'Famous Beacon Fuel Oil
U. S. Tires and Tubes
This is the only strictly fireproof
garage in Mystic
Our Rates Are Very Reasonable
Phone Mystic 78-3
Let Us Solve
Your Automotive Problems
GEO. O. MURPHEY, Inc.
in Westerly, R. I.
TEL. 2353-PARTS AND SERVICE
TEL- 5249-NASH SALES
TEL. 4111-CHEVROLET SALES
Gasoline - Tires - Batteries
Storage - Emergency Road Service
We Never Close
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 Page 99
Good Things to Eat at
The S t. Clair Confectionery
Corner High and Broad Streets - Westerly
ICE CREAM, LIGHT LUNCHES, CANDY
Your health is dependent upon
what you eat
GOOD SMOKES, MAGAZINES
NEWSPAPERS, GIFTS, CANDY
The Westerly Periodical Depot
John D. Traggis 8a Co., Prop.
Photos for All Occasions
20 High Street M. A.Vi7iiiiierifrop
I SAAC SHERMAN
Lumber - Building Material
Quick Delivery Service
Mechanic Street Westerly
. ,fr AIGN
Page 100 , STONINGTON mon scnoon YEAR Boone. 1930
Crandall-Noyes Auto Co. Compliments of
OLDSMOBILE SIX MORRONE SL CASTAG-NA
Gas and Parts and Fruits - Light Lunches
Oil Accessories Ice Cream - Canly
27 Railroad Avenue Westerly 27 Canal Street Westerly
LEON'S SPECIALTY SHOP TRQVATO BROTHERS
Exclusive Wearing Apparel Merchant Tailors
For Women 27 Canal Street Westerly
, Phone 2765
28 Hlgh Street " Westerly
STONINGTON IIIGII SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 Page
M90 -A .
Try Our Homemade
ICE CREAM and SHERBETS THE COTTRELL LUMBER
Also Dolbey's Ice Cream - Candy
Tobacco - Groceries - Fruits and Vegetables
PAUL SCHEPIS D
Phone 404 Dealers ln
Water Street Stonington, Conn. LUMBER - SASH - DOORS - TRIM
Compnmcmg of Compliments oi'
Stiephaudt Bros. Hamld,s
MOULDING - ROOFING PAPERS
BRICK - LIME
MONARCH PAINT - SEWER PIPE
Barber Shop Telephone 30
Stonington Conn. Smnmgmn Conn'
Page 102 STONINGTON HIGH scHooL YEAR Boom 1930
Wal 4 L i, -ijlqki
AND PRODUCE CO.
N. G. Smith "If Ltfs made of Rubber, we have it"
Diamonds - Watches
Bottling Works THE CO.
Our Beverages are good. and l The House of
good fm' you. and our Sodas Rvllelilf' Clfwk Rclmircl' .
are nuule in an modern day- and Sportlng G00dS
Phone 2147 Westerly
65 High St. Westerly
Westerly New London
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK 1910 I 1 3
Class of 1930
Westerly's Live Department Store
GOOD CLEAN COAL
The Wilcox Coal Co.
6 - 14 Broad Street Westerly Westerly
WILCOX 8z SHEA
Mystic ' ' Connecticut
SOCON Y SERVICE STATION
L. J. Hermes, Prop.
Cars Greased - Gas - Oil
Kelly Tires - Tubes
Page 104 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
SILVERSTEIN BROS. Quality Screened
Men's and Boys' C 0 A L
Clothing and Furnishings
W. P. BINDLOSS
29-31 West Broad Street
Phone 2363 Westerly, R. I. Stonmgton Connectlcut
Wm. H. Goodgeon H. M. FREIDMAN In-ing Your u
l'l'0SCl'ilDli0llS Hero! ComDllm9HtS of
JEWELER Clothing XV9 fill them just as the
Shoe GORDON,S MARKET
Phomgmpl' Work , , QUALITY - SERVICE
The Hallmark Store Furnlshlngs 52 WVPIST BIIOAIQ Sq"
Connors' PharmacyQ WESTERLY, R. I.
Stonimrton, Conn. F. J. Connors, Prop.
XVESTERLY, R. I.
STONINGTON HIGII SCHOOIJ YYEAR BOOIC. 1930 Page 10
mn. , , , , --
D. E. HOXIE ALLING RUBBER CO.
Insurance of Kinds The Home Of Sporting Goods
IVICLELLAN STORE CO. For Summer Fine
I.B.CRANDALLCO. WI ' A I
5c to 51.00 ear ng ppa e Photography
68 HIGH ST.
XVESTERLY, R. I.
WESTERLY, R. I.
XVESTERLY, R. 1.
GEO. E. TINGLEY
ge 106 STONINGTON HIGH or. YEAR BooK, 1930
PATTERSON HUXIE S C. H. RICHMOND CLENDENEN
Pam Shop Gmceries PRINTING co.
Auto Painting Fruits - Confectionery
and EXPERT PRINTING
Interior Decorating Cigars - Tobacco
St onington, Conn.
67 West Broad Street
VVESTERLY, R. I.
29 Pearl Street
C. PENNEY CO.
KVOsterly, R. I.
Let Us Frame Your
VVESTERIIY, R. I.
When You Want
Un the Bridge in
XVESTERLY, R. I.
XVESTERLY, R. I.
SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930 "1-41
wp ,WWC ,ww ft, A . 2 -- -W WH, ,W ,N
The Progressive Printing EXCLUSIVE
J. A. Schoonover
House of CATERING
btonmgtml Borough The Jackson MEN'S sHoP
The Stonington Publishing Company Restaurant
Jon-oniv S. Amlvrsou. 341, Prop. phono 781.2 Mystic
STONINGTON CONN IVIYSTIC, coNN.
BI. L. LEVVIS, Prop.
HENRY MARIAN I
Shoe Repairing Beef-Lamb-Pork-Poultry
Bank Square Xvailcr St. Stonington
Mystic. Colm. Phone 272-4
Paul Zetulic, Mgr.
Atlantic-Pacific Tea Co.
Fresh Coffee - Tea - Fruits
and Vegetables Daily
32 Cutler Street
Stonington : : Connecticut
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. 1930
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John A. Koulbanis
Westerly, Rhode Island
Hand Work Laundry
First Class Work
5 Liberty Street
YVESTERLY, R. I.
XVEIICI' St rect
ls Our Specialty
NVESTERLY, R. I.
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
E. K. PARKER H- L- BARSTOW STEWART MARKET
L. E. KINNEY .
Groceries, Provisions F. P . .
me fmtmg Orders Promptly
DIAMONDS an Engraving Delivgred
General Merchandise Name Cards for
Gnl'illlLlil1i0ll f ,. 1 I .
Mystic Conn. 2 Ieeoepeeu, st. WMU bt Stonington
wIcsT1c1:Ly, la. 1. MYSTIC CONN- Inoue 394-5
V ARS BROS. C00k With Philgas CHAPMAN'S CHAS. F. NOYES
sANITAI:Y BARBEII suor
D1'l1ggistg and Smtiqmel-5 Detroit Jewel Gas Stove Dry Goods ' Books
Pawcatuck Notions - Stationery
Watch Hill Wakefield Edw. H. Newbury 4 Im-mlsul Barbers Picture Framing
Westerly MYSTIC CONN. opp. cenn-11.1 'rneatre BIYSTIC CONN,
Page 110 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK, 1930
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ER ' ' L. P. DANESI CO.
ROG S Complinieuts of MYSTIC FISH Q0-
COMPANY J I P -
0 ln . Davvan, Mgr. Ice Cream
E- F. Clay ,
Insurance e Candy
Hardware Fish Dealers
Trucking Sh 1,
Stgre Wholesale - Retail er ets
Storage service - Quality
Stonington Conn. I'h0Il0 28 MYSUC 1
70 High St. VVestcrly Stonington Conn.
Conrplimeuls of CALL AT
C0lllI7lllll8HtS of GEO- H-
PERKINS' "Ye Little Tailor Shopn Wisemanfs 0
H. Dahlgren, Prop.
3 Xvest Main Street
D l' t -
e lea essen Delicatessen
STONINGTON MYSTIC CONN.
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