Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)

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C1'07'Zi7Z. c Two FQREVOXIQD i s E! -inf' ,. - ID FOREWORD ,A l The students of today are the citizens of l 1 as ss of 1941 has a em e tomorrow. Our cla tt pt d X to assume those responsibilities which will ' . l pf h lp t re ," W h p tl p to ' f b lc d ll 1 e o safeguard our liberties in the futu . X x e 0 e mis s iri f our class is reflected , X from the pages 0 ourYear oo , an wi n guide our lives in the future ., . QD' .Eta 'IKKTU' QWA X S, x !lg W l All X OUR HERO 41 PERLEY W. LANE Superintendent of Schools and Principal of Stonington High School A ' ANTHONY A. PUPILLO Vice-Principal, English, Speech Arts 5 5 ' ll 'I BERNARD R. BELISLE JOSEPHINE L. CULLINANE Il'1dL1SfI'l3l Arts Commercial GRACE CARLSON GEORGE H. FOLEY, jr. English English ri MARY K. COGAN K. ELIZABETH FOSTER Commercial Home Economics MICHAEL E. CRONIN S MARIQN K. FULLER History, Social Studies Supervisor of Music T. ALLEN CROUCH History, Mathematics WILLIAM GRIFFIN English JOSEPH GORDON EDWARD M. GRISWOLD Physics, Chemistry Biology, Science JAMES HANLEY Six General Science, Social Studie CATHERINE F. KEEGAN Commercial MARY MULLANEY Commercial MARY A. NANIA French LOIS PETERSON Art EDWARD PETRO Physical Education BEATRICE SILVERSTEIN English, Latin, Social Studies X ,..f' if "' X xl' 1-1- , LS Seven gi MARIE M. STEWART Commercial NORMAN A. TARDIFHF Mathematics GLADYS TILLINGHAST Physical Education DOROTHY A. WALKER Cafeteria Dietitian EDMUND R. WALKER Mathematics CONSTANCE YOUNG Home Economics . -1 ,,,g' P ' g I W, KIDDY 2 B. BAILEY 5 S, ROBERTSON J? R PATTERSON 5 E. JOHNSON 6 A SENIOR TRIO 7 J. FOBERG 8 B. BFHLEY 9 M. PERRY IO F3 BRGNLEY 7? J,5ULL!V!5XN L Ulf' -V Y I2 D PEFXBODY I5 T4 SFXIVHRGO I4 MQ CLRVE 75 R SIHRT I6 PARKINSON 17 BROML E.Y - CLRCHRIE I8 D. REUS5 I9 D. PERSON' Z0 Fi. ESCOBFHRJ 21 JOHNESOMSQRRT E: XM lx E W ,, f 'v S xv if W, 7 i' ' X it-. i 0 rj - DONALD E. PFABODY Pawcatuck "The multitude is always in the wrong." Class President 45 Senior Prom Com- mitteeg Brown 84 White Feature Editor 35 Class Representative5 Competitive Plays 3, 45 Student Council 45 S. Club 45 Cross Country 2, 3 5 Track 2, 35 Cam- era Club 35 Senior Play. TERESA A. CONNORS Stonington "If fun was a subject I'd get A plus." Class President 15 Class Secretary 45 Honorable Mention 15 Brown 8: White Staff 45 Student Council 1, 2, 3, 45 Ancient History Club 15 French Club 35 junior Prom Committee5 Senior Prom Committeeg Class Representa- tive 1 3 4 Traffic S uad 3, 45 Senior , , , S q Play. Ten WILLIAM R. ROSEMAN Pawcatuck "A man of understanding holdeth his peace." Class Vice-President 45 Honor Roll 25 Honorable Mention 35 Airplane Club 25 Biology Club 35 S. Club 45 Baseball 45 Basketball 35 Football 45 Track 45 Senior Prom Committee5 Class Repre- sentative 1, 45 Waiter 33 Glee Club 25 Chorus, 3. GEORGIA G. KITCHEN Stonington "Earth has not anything to show more fair." Class Secretary 15 Class Treasurer 2, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 35 Honorable Men- tion 45 Yearbook Staff5 Student Counf cil 1, 2, 3,.45 Latin Club 2, 35 Sopho- more Hop Committeeg junior Prom Committeeg Senior Prom Committee5 Class Representative 1, 2, 3, 4. ROSARIO J. AGNELLO Pawcatuck "No man is happy who does not think himself so." Honor Roll 4, Honorable Mention 3g Dramatic Club 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 2, 43, Boys Ensemble 4. LAURENCE ANDERSON Stonington "The anger of lovers renews the strength of love." President 2, Vice President 1, S. Club 4, Basketball 3, 4, Football 1, 2, 3, Captain 4, Sophomore Hop Committee 2, Junior Prom 3, Sophomore Ring Committee 2, Class Representative 1, 2, 3. ELIZABETH A. BAILEY Pawcatuck ."The rule of my life is to make busi- ness a pleasure and pleasure a business" Honor Roll 2, 3, Honorable Mention 1, Brown 8: White, Business Manager 4, Camera Club 3, Secretary 4, Drill Squad 1, Traffic Squad 4. ESTHER H. BARLOW Stonington 'My kingdom for a horse!" Drill Squad 1, S. Club 4, Basketball 3, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Chorus, 1, 2. GRACE L. BARLOW Stonington "Frankness is a jewel." Latin Club 3, 4, S. Club 4, Basketball 3, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Chorus 1, 3. l 5:3 .44 5 5 ny! Y 3, R S .1 ,,,.k. I ,,,. . ,gf i"' ' t 1 ,QQ Mg . - f". :Lag f, 3 f, 1.121 A . 52122 31 be- 4 ww f 1 WI- . , . . .J ' V 5782353 .4 ' : 4 T . .4 -. gp-t . ...Q tt'ia 3' ' ,lt " 32221, Q ,ae Q E i 5 41,5 we-'i' kg . if it 5 N. .kim Eleven arg s , 1 DOMENICK P. BARRAVECCHIA' Pawcatuck "He shall have music wherever he goes." Home Room President 4, Yearbook Art Staff, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Or- chestra 1, 2, Boys Ensemble 2, 3, 4, Band 1. MATTHEW W. BELL Stonington "Happy I am, from care I'm free." Honor Roll 1, 2, Brown 8: White Staff 3, Sophomore Hop Committee 2, Class Representative 3, Chorus 1. DAVID j. BIRTWISTLE Stonington "To spend too much time in studies is sloth." Class President 1, Honor Roll 3, Dra- matic Club 4, S. Club 4, Basketball 4, Cross Country 2, 3, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 3, Tralhc Squad 3. FRANCES M. BIRTWISTLE Stonington "A fair exterior is a silent recommendation." Girls League Entertainment Commit- tee 4, Drill Squad 1, Latin Club 3, Chorus 1, Traffic Squad 3, 4, Com- petitive Plays 4, Senior Play. NORMA BOLDUC Pawcatuck "Laughing cheerfulness throws sun- light on all parts of life." Dramatic Club 4, Tumbling Club 3, Basketball 3, 4, Chorus 1. RICHARD D. BROMLEY Pawcatuck "Every man shall bear his own burden." Honorable Mention 43 Ancient History Club lg Airplane Club 2, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, Class Repre- sentative 1. , CATHERINE A. BROWN Stonington "Her eyes are like a summer sky." Drill Squad 2, French Club 2, 3, 4g Latin Club 3, 4, Chorus 1, Competitive Plays 4. EARL H. CALKINS Stonington "While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity." S. Club 4, Football 2, 3, 4. RUTH M. CHAPPELL Pawcatuck "She likes doing for others F" Honorable Mention 3gYearbook Edi- torial Staff, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Cam- era Club 3, 4, French Club, 3, Latin Club 2, 3, 4, World's Fair Club 2, 3. is 2 it 'I fi 1 ,rl , . V 5: , .g at F . at. .L F' . ,. a---. vw. .ff X . .Q 'X 9 f . 7 AQ., ROBERT B. CLACHRIE y W -f , Pawcatuck ' "The proof of the pudding is in .tall 'iii - the eating." , Q, Football 1. i:' - V Twelve LILLIAN M. CLARKE Pawcatuck "May the single be merry and the married be happy." Honor Roll 3, Honorable Mention 2, Dramatic Club 43 Basketball 3, 4, Glee Club 4, Chorus 1. ALICE M. CLAY Mystic "Firm in spirit and faith- a sport always." Honor Roll 1, 2, Drill Squad 23 Latin Club Z, Treasurer 3, Secretary 4g W'orld's Fair Club 2, Basketball 33 Cheer Leader 3, 4, Senior Prom Com- mittee 4g Class Representative 4, Year- book Staff, S. Club 4. CLARENCE A. COOGAN Mystic "I woke up one morning and found myself famous." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Busi- ness Staff, Biology Club 2, 3, 4-Bi- ology Prize III, French Club 2, 3, Latin Club 2, President 4, Vice President 33 Chorus 1. MILDRED E. DAVVAN Stonington "I have accomplished what I was able to do." Ancient History Club lg French Club 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 2, 3, 4. PAULINE A. DeGANGE Pawcatuck "Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together." Basketball 33 Chorus 1. H0001 Roll 2. 3, 4g French Club 2g SADIE T. DOLCE Pawcatuck "Ornament of a meek and quiet spirit." Honor Roll 2, 3, 4, Honorable Mention 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1, Basketball 3, Chorus 1. JOHN DONAHUE Pawcatuck "Hold the fort! l'm coming." Airplane Club 2, Biology Club 2, Com- petitive Plays 4, Traffic Squad 2. CLARENCE DONCH Mystic "O bed, O bed! Delicious bed, that is heaven on earth to the weary head." Camera Club 2, French Club 1, 2, Football 2, 3, 4. IVA L. DUERR Mystic "Silence sweeter is than speech." Honorable Mention 1, 4, Basketball 3. CHARLES W. DUNN Pawcatuck "Knowledge is Power." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Edi- torial Staff, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Cam- era Club 2, 4, Dramatic Club 4, French Club 2, 3, 4, Tennis Club 3, 4, Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Sextet 2. XXX -l , T 1 '- J Q: ' .- 1 . - . 1,571 s ' V ' ' E. 5' '-'. . ' ai- s f 5 -me-:gt 5 ,f W or t 4 at 3 1' 'R 4 ,k " y sg fl Jw, ,J f , ,X ia iz N qi' K' is gl .ii ' . v 4 ' 1, , 134 ' " 1 . Q -QF f' f V ,ji .1 gg,-1,1 ,Z 115 5 ,ii - 'fl sf IF' Vg " IL, ,-' 2' V Q 3 :-. -' 3 55 12 2 Thirteen ALICE E. ESCOBAR Stonington "Wisdom is not only to be accused, but to be utilized." Yearbook Business Staff, Drill Squad 1, Chorus, Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3, 4. LOUISE M. FAILLACE Pawcatuck "Many receive advice, few profit by it." Honorable Mention 2, 4, Honor Roll 3, Basketball 3, 4, Chorus 1. JOHN H. FOBERG Pawcatuck "Is it possible that only one can make so much noise?" Airplane Club 2, Camera Club 3, Dra- matic Club 4, Baseball-Assistant Manager 2, Basketball 3, Football- Assistant Manager 1, Waiter 4. RUTH C. FOLEY Mystic "A woman's chief glory is her hair." Honor Roll 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3, Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, Senior Prom Com' mittee, Class Representative 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1. DONALD FRECHETTE Pawcatuck "It's the jitterbug in me." Honorable Mention 1, Brown 8r White Staff 1, 2, 3, Yearbook Business Staff, French Club 3, Competitive Plays 35 Traffic Squad 2, 3, 4, Ca et La 2, 35 ELIZABETH GAYNOR Stonington "A merry heart maketh,a cheerful countenance. Glee Club 2. KATHERINE E. GLEY Mystic "In all things it is better to hope than to despair." Basketball 35 Glee Club 3, 43 TFHHHC Squad 4. DORIS H. GOUVIN Pawcatuck "Joyous as morning thou art laughing." Honorable Mention 15 Brown 84 White Staff, 45 Traffic Squad 3, 4. JOHN M. GUEKEL Pawcatuck "Restless as a windshield wiper." Honorable Mention 15 S. Club 45 Base- ball 4g Track 45 Football 2, 35 Co-cap- tain 45 Chorus 15 World's Fair Club 2, 3. VIRGINIA L. HALL Old Mystic "A witty woman is a treasure: a witty beauty is a power." Chorus 15 Traffic Squad 3, 45 Cheer Leader 3, 45 Basketball 35 Camera Club 4. X f S 'll f,,z if-.Z -:LZ sb VI, I : V V' ii i f 5 wg 4-Q 5 x X y A V , '- '-dr fa W 3 43,1 'V ita i . ,., ,kxagrysii 352 : - -V . its .4 S, "sf tw 53132 ff gf fi' alma., N. Fourteen ETHEL L. HELME Stonington "Silence is more musical than song." Honor Roll 1, 3, 45 Honorable Mention 25 Basketball 35 Class Representative 4. LAURA L. HENRY Stonington "Indifference is the invisible grant of the world." Drill Squad 15 French Club 25 Glee Club 1, 25 Chorus 15 Girls' Basketball 3. JOSEPH E. HEWLETI' Mystic "He wears his clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork." JOHN H. HIGGINS Pawcatuck "With graceful nonchalance he greets the world." Class President 15 Honorable Mention 15 Brown 8: White Staff' 3, 45 Sports Editor Yearbook5 Airplane Club 25 Biology Club 2, 3, 45 Camera Club 25 Latin Club President 25 Baseball 25 Basketball 3, 45 Senior Prom Commit- teeg Class Representative 45 Competi- tive Plays 35 Chorus 15 Trafhc Squad 3, 4, World's Fair Club 2, 33 Senior Play5 Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4. RUssELL B. HOLMES old Mystic "The optimist is as often wrong as the pessimist, but he is far happier." Associate Editor Yearbookg Honorable Mention 2, 45 Brown 8: White Staff 2, 3, News Editor 45 French Club 25 Sec- retary 3, 45 Class Representative 45 Traffic Squad 2, 3, 45 Ca et La 2, Editor 35 Chorus 15 Assistant Librarian 45 Senior Play. BARBARA K. JEFFREY Pawcatuck "You frame your mind to mirth and merriment Which bars a thousand charms and lengthens life." Basketball 33 Glee Club 2. EDWARD J. JOHNSON Pawcatuck "The pen is the tongue ofthe mind." Honor Roll, Yearbook Photographic Staff, Track 2, 3, 4, Traffic Squad 35 Biology Club, Vice President 25 Presi- dent 3, 4, Camera Club 2, 3, President 4, Senior Play. WILLIAM E. KERENS Pawcatuck "Great minds have purposes, others have wishes." Honor Roll 13 Honorable Mention 2, S. Club 4, Track 2, Chorus 1. JOHN F. KLEWIN Old Mystic "All wisdom's armory this man can wield." Cross Country 2, Football 1, Chorus 1, Trathc Squad 4. OTTO KLOTZ Mystic "Do today thy present duty." .-15'-fnvff' -ff 3- -..Q S lv" Fifteen JOSEPH C. KNIGHT Pawcatuck "They also serve who sit and wait. JOHN A. KUPIDLOWSKI Stonington "Great men are not always wise." Class Representative 2, Waiter 3. 4. SAMUEL LAMB Mystic "A mother's pride-a fathers joy." Class President 1, 3, Honor Roll 1, 4, Student Council 3, 45 French Club 2, 3, 43 Sophomore Hop Committee, Chairman Junior Prom Committee, Senior Prom Committee, Class Repre- sentative 2, 3g Competitive Plays 3, 4, Orchestra 2, Traffic Squad 2, 3, 4, Sen- ior Play. THEODOSIA M. LESNIEWSKI Stonington "I ignore the tall, dark and handsome." Honor Roll 1, 2, Honorable Mention 3, 4, Basketball 3g Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Chorus 2, Senior Play. JOHN LOMBARDO Pawcatuck "My appetite comes to me while eating." S. Club 4, Cross Country 2, 3, Captain 4, Track 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2,'3g Orchestra 1, 2, 3. .IOSEPHINE M. LOMBARDO Pawcatuck "What a strange thing is man! And what a stranger is woman," Honor Roll 2, 3, 45 Honorable Mention 15 Basketball 35 Chorus 1. GLORIA J. LOPRESTO Pawcatuck "In her petite self, boundless knowledge lies hidden." Girls' League Representative 45 Senior Representativeg Brown 81 White Staff 35 Editor-in-chief 45 Biology Club 2, 35 Tratiic Squad 2, 35 Latin Club 2, 35 Honorable Mention 2, 35 Honor Roll 45 Senior Play. BEATRICE I. LORD Mystic "The way to gain a friend is to be one." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 45 Brown 8: Vfhite -News Editor 45 Latin Club 2, 3, 45 S. Club 45 Basketball-Captain 35 Cheer Leader 3, 45 Senior Prom Com- mittee5 Class Representative 45 Drill Squad 25 Yearbook Editorial Staff. ROBERT W. MacKENZIE I Mystic "Every man is the architect of his own fortune." Brown 81 White 25 Yearbook Business Staff5 Football 2, 3, 45 Senior Prom Committee5 Class Representative 45 Chorus 1. IDA E. MANZELLA Pawcatuck "A soft answer turneth away wrath." Honor Roll 35 Yearbook Staffg Camera Club 45 French Club 25 Tumbling Club 35 Basketball 33 Chorus 1. 57:-E"L-Z 'Il ,Z in ,V ' ii A , Q plyt li "J - .is . - riff: S ' ' I evil? 5 - 1 ' 15.350 at - K A r ,i ' . . F1 'FPL 't..: R .,.. I . Sixteen it .X 2 . FRANCIS P. MCCLAVE Mystic "Learning makes a fit company for himself." Yearbook Business Staff5 Senior Prom Committeeg Class Representative 4. EUGENE W. McKENNA Mystic "Indubitably, old boy, indubitably." Class Vice-President 25 Brown 84 White 25 Dramatic Club 45 Baseball Manager 45 Basketball 35 Football 2, 3, 45 Soph- omore Hop Committee5 junior Prom Committeeg Sophomore Ring Commit- teeg Class Representative 2, 35 Waiter 45 Senior Play. MARGUERITE R. MCNEIL , Mystic "Gay as a holiday." Camera Club 45 Dramatic Club 45 Drill Squad 25 Basketball 3, 45 Chorus5 Traffic Squad 2, 4. SALVATORE MICELI Pawcatuck "Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it." Model Airplane Club 25 Honor Roll 45 Glee Club 1. MONROE W. MUNSELL Pawcatuck "High as the Alps in quality." Biology Club 2, 3, 45 Camera Club 2, 3, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 45 Tennis Club 3, 45 Business Manager Year- bookg Latin Club 2, President 3, Vice- President 4. I M A JOSEPH NASIATKA - Old Mystic "It isn't clothes that make the man." EVELYN NICHOLS Pawcatuck "Happiness is the best of all lifes treasures." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Asso- ciate Editor, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, French Club 3, Competitive Play 3, Chorus 1. VARIAN NORMAN Pawcatuck "Silence is one great art of conversation." Yearbook Art Staff, Camera Club 2, 3, 4, Track Manager 4, Waiter 3, Or- chestra 2. JOHN O'NEIL Pawcatuck "Red Sox on top ?" Airplane Club 2, S. Club 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 2, Chorus 3. CLAIRE OSOWSKI Pawcatuck "To perfect woman nobly planned. To warn, to comfort and command." Honorable Mention 3, Brown 8: White 4, Yearbook Art Staff, Public Speaking Z, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Sextet 3, 4. I XX X 4M 6.4 ,Q Q . 4- :vu X I 3,51 1 -,s -s, ,,, ?r' "'q'-if Seventeen FRANCIS PARKINSON Pawcatuck "Hold that pose-click!" Honorable Mention 1, 3, 4, Brown 84 White 3, 4, Yearbook Photographic Staff, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Camera Club 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, Boys Ensemble 3, 4. REBECCA A. PATTERSON Stonington "The difficulty in life is the choice." Ancient History Club 1, Chorus 3. MURIEL A. PERRY Pawcatuck "Let us then, be up and doing with a heart for any fate." Class Secretary 1, Honor Roll 3, Hon- orable Mention 1, 4, Yearbook Staff, Sales Manager, Biology Club 2, 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, junior Prom Com- mittee, Class Representative 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, Tratlic Squad 4, Washington Club 4, Girls' League Pianist 3, 4, Drill Squad 1, Basketball 3, Boys' Glee Club 3, Pianist, Competitive Plays 3. ' JOSEPH A. PICCOLO Pawcatuck "Let's Dance!" S. Club 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Basketball 3, 4, Captain 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Track 4, Chorus 1, Senior Play. JOHN R. PURTILL Pawcatuck "I come late but yet I come." Glee Club, 2. AGNES M. REARDON Stonington "It's the Irish in me!" Ancient History 1, Latin Club 2, 3, 4, Librarian 4, Honorable Mention 1, 4, Honor Roll 2, 3. DOROTHY M. REUSS Stonington "A merry heart goes all the day." Brown 8a White Staff 4, Ancient His- tory Club 1, Drill Squad 1, French Club 3, Latin Club 2, 3, 4, Tumbling Club 3, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2. STUART H. ROBERTSON Pawcatuck "I like work-it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours." Honorable Mention 1, French Club 2, Waiter 3. 'MARY J. ROBINSON Mystic "Gocl's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3 Glee Club 1, 3, 4. GLORIA M. RUDESHEIM Mystic "A stranger-She came, she saw, she conquered." M! 1'- fis. 55-'N f' 1 Q is 2 M at M K.. U ' 3'-nuff' -ft 3 x, if vt. 5' L .5 . e . .-Nix. .iw fi Q 3.5- . ,3, . ga ,. 6 ga at li rl! Eighteen . . Q- s. ,si IRENE G. RUSSELL Pawcatuck "Wisdom is better than rubiesf' Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Busi- ness Staff. ANNE M. RUSTICI Pawcatuck "Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious." Honor Roll 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, Chorus 1. CHARLES J. RUSTICI Pawcatuck "The blessing of earth is toil." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Brown Bc White 4, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, World's Fair Club 3, Yearbook Staff. ANTHONY P. SAMIAGIO Pawcatuck "What-just a strike! He hits 460!" Baseball 2, 3, 4, Football 2. EMIL SCHMITZ Jr. Stonington "The all enclosing freehold of conter1t.' Ancient History Club 1, French Clu 2, Treasurer 3, Cross Country 1, 2 junior Prom Committee, Senior Pro Committee, Class Representative 3, 4 LILLIAN V. SCUSSEL Mystic "A humorous twist to a novel package." ,Z Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4. ORABELLE M. SHEA Pawcatuck "To be womanly is the greatest charm." Brown 8: White Staff 3, 4, Biology Club 2, 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, Senior Prom Committee, Class Representative 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Tratlic Squad 3, 4, Girls' League Treasurer 4, Chorus 1, Senior Play. ROBERT W. SIART Pawcatuck "A quiet tongue shows a wise head." Class Vice-President 1, 33 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Brown 8: White Staff 4, Yearbook Staff, Airplane Club 2, Bi- ology Club 2, Treasurer 3, 4, Sopho- more Hop Committee, Class Repre- sentative 2, 3. LOUIS SOUSA Stonington "O. K., Sonny, that's kid stuff." Baseball 1, 2, 3, Sophomore Hop Com- mittee, Class Representative 1, Glee Club 2, 33 Orchestra 1, 2, 3. RUTH E. SPRAGUE Stonington "Order is heaven's first Law."' Class Secretary 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 3, 4, Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4, Sopho- more Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, Sophomore Ring Commit- tee, Class Representative 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 2, 3, Worlcl's Fair Club 2, 3, Washington Club 4, Senior Play. -Wg we W- , it-. Mm W X 1-'W 5-""-f"-'S - ij s xv' R -f 5: 1? N 1 ' fl g ,xp - Q 1 Q V K' . x- ' 2 ' l' . 2. 'R' ,t , Ee-as I f A- a -. ,, f 3. ,,,.1 I f fi Nineteen H. JANE STEARNS Pawcatuck "Modern Viking of earnest intelligence." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Brown 8: White Staff, Editor-in-chief Yearbook, Cam- era Club 2, 3, 4, French Club 2, 4, Latin Club 2, 3, 4, Senior Prom Com- mittee, Class Representative 2, 4. EILEEN M. STEWART Stonington "She has a patent giggle all her own." Honor Roll 2, 3, 4, Brown 8: White Staff 2, 3, Yearbook Business Staff, Ancient History 1, French Club 2, 33 Chorus 1. JOHN L. SULLIVAN Pawcatuck "Life is short and the art long." Honor Roll 1, 4, Honorable Mention 3, Airplane Club 2, 3, Biology Club 3, 4, Camera Club 2, 3, 4, Track 3, Class Representative 4. PATRICIA R. SULLIVAN Pawcatuck "Smiling Irish eyes!" Honor Roll 4, Honorable Mention 2, 3, Brown 8: White Staff 4, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Camera Club 4, French Club 2, 3, Latin Club 3, Treasurer 4. DOROTHY SYBEN Mystic "Happiness is a perfume you can't sprinkle on others without getting some on yourself." Honor Roll 3, Honorable Mention 4. I GEORGE A. TATTERSALL Pawcatuck "Does amazing things fwith nothing up my sleevejf' S. Club 4, Baseball 4, Basketball 3, 4, Football 4, Track 4. CLAIRE L. THAVENET Pawcatuck "Success is born of resolution." Class Treasurer 1, 3, Biology Club 2, Secretary 3, 4, Class Representative 1, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Camera Club 2, Treasurer 3, 4, S. Club 4, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Brown Br White Staff 2, 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, Competitive Plays 3, 4, Girls' League President 4, Senior Play. NANCY M. TUDISCO Pawcatuck "Action may not always bring hap- piness but there is no happiness without action," Honorable Mention 4, Honor Roll 2, 3, Yearbook Business Staff, Dramatic Club 4, Drill Squad 2, French Club 2, Tumbling Club 3, Basketball 3, 4, Class Representative 4, Senior Play. MARGARET E. VARGAS Stonington "A mind ,once cultivated will not lie fallow for half-an-hour." Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Honorable Men- tion 4, Yearbook Business Staff, Bi- ology Club 2, 3, 4, Camera Club 3, French Club 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 2, 3, 4, Tumbling Club 3, Ancient History Club 1, Class Representative 2, Chorus 2, 3, Washington Club 4, World's Fair Club 3. MARY P. VICTORIA Stonington "And make each day a critic on the last." Honor Roll 3, Honorable Mention 1, 2, 4, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 4, Drill Squad 1, Basketball 3, 4, Glee Club 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2. lit ii 'I 'll w' 2.5! f"d 18" CHARLES D. WHITE Pawcatuck "The ladies divide our sorrows, double our joys, and triple our expenses." Honor Roll 3, Dramatic Club 4, Cross Country 1, 2, 3, Track 1, 2, 3, Sopho- more Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, Senior Prom Committee, Sophomore Ring Committee, Class Representative 1, 2, 3, 4, Competitive Plays 3, 4, Senior Play. RUSSELL D. WILLIAMS Old Mystic "No one knows what he can do until he tries." Baseball 2, Class Representative 3. EDWARD WOOD Stonington "To eat, to drink, and be merry." junior Prom Committee, Class Repre- sentative 1, 2, 3, 4. Twenty L 4i- 5,-.'r,:.'f"' J 5 xxyt X uf -4 .1 if CLASS PROPHECY The United States Marine Band, led by joseph Pic- colo, has just played for you 'Painful Melodies', newest musical composition by Charles Dunn, concert pianist. I have the honor to- present the honorable john Sullivan, Vice-President of the United States, who will review the accomplishments of the 'Class of 19411 "This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the twenty-fifth anniversary of my Stonington High School class. "Stonington hasthe best football team in the state because of the unfailing efforts of Laurence Anderson, coach of football. Coach An-derson says his best play- ers are John Guekel jr. and Earl Calkins jr. who are following in the footsteps of their famous fathers. "The greatest artist of the twentieth century is our own Varian Norman who designs stage props for the Metropolitan Opera House. Richard Bromley, stage manager, has been with the Metropolitan Opera longer than any other manager has ever been. "Georgia Kitchen, scientist in the Museum of Un- natural History, has discovered why some people are born. "Stuart Robertson, the second Billy Rose, has the largest Aquacade show in the United States. Mar- guerite McNeil, another Eleanor Holm, is the star swimmer in 'Robertson's Aquacade'. At present it is being enjoyed by European Royalty. "Munroe Munsell, a former pupil of the late Pro- fessor Einstein, often has been called upon to decipher many of the great scientist's theories. "Dominick Barravecchia, the second Caruso, is starred as 'Siegfried' in the Great Metropolitan Opera 'Die Gotterdammerung'. Last week there were twenty- five curtain calls and the applause lasted an hour. "For the best food go to 'johnny's Grub House' on Fifth Avenue, New York. john Lombardo, to his dismay, finds there is no profit for his appetite is too keen. john Klewin is head chef at 'Johnny's Grub House' and his specialty is 'la capon blankmonger'. "'Willian Kerens was awarded this year's Nobel Prize for his novel 'Awake and Begone'. Kerens has won this prize for three years in succession. "The President of several large studios has been try- ing to make Donald Frechette, a second Fred Astaire, sign a dancing contract with his company. He remains loyal to his school where he is teaching the rudiments of dancing. "The head of the Language Department at Stoning- ton University, who speaks ten different langmages fluently, is our former classmate Russell Holmes. After four years his students also speak fluently fin Englishj . "Edward Wood has a large open air barber shop on Water Street. Mr. Wood has always been interested in tonsorial art. He has as his chief manicurist Claire Osowski. "Dean at Arnold College and head of the physical education department is Teresa Connors. Teresa has as her able assistants Norma Bolduc and Pauline De- Gange. , "Clarence Donch and Matthew Bell are joint pro- prietors of the chain of Last National Stores. Their stores are noted for the self service feature by which the customers stand in front of the display, name what they want, and by means of an electric eye receive their purchases. "Barbara jeffrey and Evelyn Nichols run 'Ye olde Haylofte Tearoom' in Clark's Falls. "Gloria LoPresto is editor-in-chief of the 'Pawca- tuck Times'. Her paper is known to the four corners of the earth as the most interesting and best prepared in the world. "Rear Admiral Robert Clachrie is now in charge of the Naval Fleet. At the present time the Rear-Admiral is spending a few days at his home. " 'We've been in the army ever so long', is the chant of Captains Joseph Nasiatka and joseph Hewlitt. "Robert McKenzie, the advertising manager of 'Es- quire' has just returned from his honeymoon after marrying Orabelle Shea, heiress to 'Sut' Tattersall's 'Killum or Kurem Patent Medicine' millions. "Do you have heart trouble? If so, send a letter to Aunt Mary, Station S. H. S. and she will advise you. Aunt Mary is our own Mary Victoria. "Otto Klotz draws comic strips for several large New York newspapers. Twenty-One x .2 W t U' 7-2 5?-5 ll "People travel many miles to watch the animals on Russell Williams' very profitable mink farm in Old Mystic. "Dorothy Syben and Lillian Scussell are both com- mercial teachers at Bryant and Stratton College. Ruth Foley, a shorthand teacher at Stonington University, has pupils who can take 320 words a minute. "Salvatore Miceli and Tony Samiagio are joint pro- prietors of the Pawcatuck Art Colony. During the past season many famous celebrities have spent sev- eral days there, among them the celebrated Ethel Helme, who has just received the Patten Davis prize given to the person receiving world-wide recognition through song. "john Foberg has earned his Master's Degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has as his Dental Hy- gienist Doris Gouvin who has worked for one of the most prominent Chicago dentists. "Do your feet ache when you have tight shoes on? If so, see Patricia Sullivan-a renowned chiropodist. "Rebecca Patterson, matron at the 'Lost Souls Or- phanage', has done great work in finding homes for the many foundlings who come to her each year. She has received much praise and is one of the most be- loved persons in the community. "One of today's most popular track stars, David Birtwistle, has secured a position as a track coach at Stonington University. "If you have excess avoirdupois, see the great New York dietician Agnes Reardon who tells you how to lose weight in ten different lessons or weight refunded. "john Donahue has been selected Senator to Wash- ington, D. C. from Connecticut. He has been known to 'filibuster' for two weeks. His opponent, john O'Neil, is as skillful as Senator Donahue. His very efficient private secretary Muriel Perry has ten stenog- raphers who will work under her direction, three of whom are from our own class: Theodosia Lesniewski, Sadie Dolce, and Ann Rustici. "We have classmates in all fields of work. Betty Gaynor is head librarian at the Mildew Library. "Betty Bailey is on the New Pawcatuck Times. Be- ing a member of the '450', she is in an able position to do this. fAlice Escobar, a social butterfly, is a prom- inent figure in her columnj. "Robert Siart, now Vice-President of the 'jones Sisters Cough Syrup Concern' certainly has his revenge on those who criticized him for accepting a job as oflice boy in this concern the summer after he grad- uated. "Did you know that Louise Faillace is responsible for introducing that new fad among women-that of leaving fingernails unpainted? "Louis Souza, the 20th century Gabriel, is now blast- ing away on his trumpet with Emil Schmitz, newly elected swing king. Sammy Lamb also plays in this orchestrag he is the best cornet player since, 'Louie' Armstrong. "Frances Birtwistle is employed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Kupidlowski as nurse to john jr. Lit- tle johnny tells us that her stories of 'Twee Bears' and 'Wed Widing Hood' just thrill the daylights out of him. Mrs. K. is the former Josephine Lombardo. "Have you heard the Big news? Beatrice Lord was unanimously chosen 'the best dressed woman in the U. S.' by a committee of stylists headed by our own inimitable Mary Robinson. We well remember Miss Robinson's distinctive flair for styling when she was with us in high school. "When you hold spotted cloth before your eyes, do you see spots? Consult the greatest optometrist of this day, Clarence Coogan. As his able assistant he has Lillian Clarke. "Nancy Tudisco has accepted a contract to dance in Bill Kiddy's coming production 'Arabian Daze'. She and Irene Russell play the part of harem dancers. "The head buyer for Maitans is our versatile jane Stearns. Her excellent choice of clothing is responsi- ble for her great success in this field. "john Higgins has finally decided to follow his father's profession and be a druggist instead of giving way to his own dreams and becoming a sports' writer. After twenty-five years he has decided on the former because he says, 'There's more future and more money in it'. "Rosario Agnello, former small town soda jerker, has now been promoted to head fountaineer in the world's largest open air soda fountain which is lo- cated in New York City. Twenty-Two "Grace and Esther Barlow, who have won fame for their skillful feats in horseback riding, now own and operate the largest riding school in Kentucky. "Ruth Chappell, the second Florence Nightingale, is doing research work in the Zanzibar Islands. Alice Clay is also a well-known nurse and is seeking more information that will help her in her theory for cure of cancer. "Eugene McKenna is being congratulated on the success of his autogiro. Last month a successful test flight was held before several members of the Gov- ernment Aeronautics Board. The autogiro can travel live-hundred miles per hour and no gasoline is needed. "Virginia Hall, a famous woman doctor, is being praised for her remarkable discovery of a vaccine that will prevent infantile paralysis. "Iior the past five years, Francis Parkinson has been connected with Metro-Silvyn Pictures. In the near .future he is planning to open his own open air studio. "Charles Rustici and joseph Knight are proprietors of 'Modern Death'-the new funeral home on Davy Avenue. "Francis McClave is our new D. A. He is a very brilliant lawyer and you will all remember how well he could argue when he was in school. "An artist of great reknown is Gloria Rudesheim. Her latest surrealistic masterpiece 'Cow Eating Grass' has been awarded the Nobel prize. This is the fifth consecutive year Miss Rudesheim has been awarded this prize. "Mildred Davvan is the assistant manager of one of Laura Henry's beauty salons. Laura owns a chain of these shops all over the country, you know. She says her best customer is Eileen Stewart. "The author of the latest recipe book 'Tried and Untrue Recipes' is Lillian Clarke. "Have you heard the latest singer of blues on Charles White's coffee program? She is .none other than Margaret Vargas, who has become very popular since she got her start by singing in Ernie's Luncheon- ette in 1942. Anna Rustici, radio's most outstanding talent scout, is the one responsible for her discovery. XXX "Ida Manzella, the world-famous sculptress, is now receiving praise and recognition for her lat- est patriotic work "Miss Freedom". Her model was Iva Duerr. The statuette, you know, is a model of the statue which will replace the Statue of Liberty on Beclloe's Island in New York Harbor. Miss Liberty, you will remember, disappeared about ten years ago. No one knows where she went, but it is thought that she became tired of it all. "The premiere danseuse of the Ballet Russe is Cath- erine Gley, now giving a command performance in the court of King Arthur. Her grace and poise have carried her far into the fields of success. "Donald Peabody is a traveling salesman for 'Grin- dum Down' tooth powder. He is the one who revived the old idea of traveling in a horse and buggy, just as a novelty. Ruth Sprague drives the horses and takes care of other numerous little tasks. "Stirling Hayden's successor is Edward johnson, who received the Academy Award as the best actor of 1966 for his performance in the 'Skriek of Hadda Hearta'. He played the 'Skriek'. "Mrs. Charles Vanderbuilt the fourth QClaire Thav- enet to youj has just made a contribution of 310,000 to the New York Foundling Hospital. Mrs. Vander- built is famous for her charity work. "Mrs. Donald Murray, the former Dorothy Reuss, has just left for Fort Chinning, Georgia, to be near her son, Donald jr., who is stationed there. "Muriel Perry, the international concert pianist, has just given her last piano concert. Miss Perry will re- tire after many years of success. Her composer, Ethel Helme and her arranger, Doris Gouvin, will retire also. "May I now close by saying that it is my sincere hope that we shall all meet again on some future anniver- sary." Thank you, Mr. Vice President. And so ,ladies and gentlemen, after another selection by the Marine Band, we bring to a reluctant close the 25th anniversary of the Class of Stonington High School, 1941. RUTH CHAPPELL RUSSELL HOLMES ' Twenty-Three I E E if TQ M f,,,,f,III1lIJIWiII0hW - 5 3821? HO 322 MOI ri QLLTQ' I 5. fe' XM Ili? I W . ' WI Xxx J , 1 39-40 mmf" I N0 LOCKEQS ' PICTURE DAY G35 I BETWEEN FQQ 6511: PEQIOD5 SENIORS M23- Q53 , ' Lfo-LII a xx W- II I f I X . I E E E E E E I E I 1 , ' ' A- g 4. Q ln ' '! r f! K fi .EX Y Q fx - I 5? I0 TRIP TO i 1 I WASHINGTON TRIP TO I NEW LONDON QUIET STUDY . HALL H V f ff i f if U 5 If fx X HIV, T fy Z , g W. ,774 i w' Rik., f If , '7 ,. , ,f Q, 7 f, ' fa CLINIC ' I PQTYQIXI- A . K K X Y 1 1 ..... : 59 E ! Q A 5-'-A-J X J PEABODYX 'f A K 7 Af GIVING- 11, ' ' 1 ' ORATION f I Q 5 1 Q. S gb 1 .. " " A Kun: o:.ow5Kl'S CAR XT ' N V - a- f x xl' V 2 N BROMLEY- - STAGE , ,,,, M-ww Mnw, f-:fm MANAGER ' A' A J' P f X" f Iv 2' WH . V QLAWQE THA ENET- f-3 Q. in ' CHEEQLEADER I: LL 'UC 62 , . lj, 4 - MUNSELJ. f A M4 A 6 A Em N CR ,' Rum spflfncue gg ifiMW!!e-.5 ' 4- wan GLAMOUD. ggi' .QL Q1 C-:IRL X 'L -ni Z .ToHNsoN- ' X CANWD FRECHETTES CAMERA JITTERBUCT f J 1' ' ,Qi ON' "- 2 Ai ,QMT S : Q! we ll, X CLASS HISTORY We, the class of forty-one, Each a loyal daughter and son, United as a general rule Pledged allegiance to our school. The day was September eleven Nineteen hundred thirty-seven. Tho' scattered in three sections We soon lost our apprehensions The entertainment of this year Are memories we hold dear. At Stonington a Freshman Ball Attended by both short and tall. In Mystic to the beach a trip, With laughter on each student's lips, A dance was held at Pawcatuck With plenty of good luck. Scholastically we were bent- Thus our Freshman year was spent. The following September We were brought together, And in our class election Lawrence Anderson was our first selectiong Eugene McKenna, a Mystic resident Was chosen by us as our Vice-Presidentg From Stonington was chosen Treasurer, Georgia Kitchen And with Ruth Sprague as Secretary Our class had not a wdrry. Our Sophomore Hop hit a high You may be sure when itfwas nigh. The purchase of the sophomore rings Was decided by the class voting. In ou'r junior year came the thrill Of climbing up Mayflower hillg On reaching the top, before us lay Our new high school in full display. Samuel Lamb was our class head By no one better could we be ledg Robert Siart next in line Was Vice-President at that timeg Ruth Sprague as before Was Secretary for one year more And Treasurer, Claire Thavenet Who all requirements met. Won second place, the judges did say, "The Wonder Hat", our competitive play. Twenty-Six 4.55, I .LQ ,sf .: :..'J'.,-'f' X6 S S I I I I nv' Our outstanding athletes certainly did shine Not to mention a few would be a crime: In football, Anderson, Calkins, and Guekel Won praise as high as a steeple, Joe Piccolo prominent in basketball Also starred with O'Neill in baseball, Peabody and Lombardo famous in track Zeal and courage did not lack, In cross country what would our class have done Without little johnny Lombardo to run. Came the junior Prom-a memorable night We danced and danced with hearts so light. We hailed our senior year with glee Studious and enthusiastic were we. Donald Peabody, a well-known student, Was elected our class president, Our vice-president, Bill Roseman Is quiet, but full of fun, Our secretary abounding with pep Teresa Connors, a good record kept, We cannot forget Georgia Kitchen Our treasurer who was elected then. The Senior Prom was held in the gym Beautifully decorated with lights dim. Our competitive play was a grand success For we placed first, no less. "The Happy Journey" was the name Of this play which brought us fame. Our Senior Play, "Young April" Was presented after many a drill. Football captain, Larry Anderson, Was a previous star of our gridiron. While Guekel, Calkins, and Roseman As a result for all they've done Made the all conference team last fall And we were proud of them one and all. Anderson, Piccolo, Higgins, and Tattersall Were our leading Senior boys in basketball, Birtwistle, Peabody and Lombardo In track each won praise as a hero. Our baseball stars gave us a thrill as we sat When Roseman, O'Neil, and Piccolo were at the bat As our graduation draws nigh, Erom our lips escapes a sigh, A trace of sadness in each heart As from our Alma Mater we depart. Twenty-Seven BOY Donald Peabody Monroe Munsell Domenick Barravecchia joseph Piccolo john L. Sullivan john Purtill Robert MacKenzie Charles Dunn Samuel Lamb joseph Piccolo William Roseman Tony Samiago Robert MacKenzie Laurence Anderson Emil Schmitz john Foberg I Monroe Munsell John Guekel Donald Frechette David Birtwistle Domenick Barravecchia John.Guekel joseph Hewlett William Roseman Eugene McKenna john Higgins Robert Siart John Guekel John Donahue joseph Piccolo John Lombardo Laurence Anderson Robert MacKenzie Eugene McKenna Monroe Munsell Edward Wood Domenick Barravecchia Donald Peabody john Purtill Rosario Agnello Donald Peabody X i 2 X' -US! W I yy, -4 , sg, CLASS CHARACTERISTICS Bert Actor Mort Ambitiour Clarr Artirt Mort Athletic Clarr Baby Mort Barhful Mort Charming Mort Conreited Cutert ,Bert Dancer Mort Dignijied Bert Dirporition Bert Drerred Firrt to Marry Clarr Flirt Happiert Mort Indurtriour Mort Inguiritive Clarr Iitterbug Bert Looking Mort Muriral N oiriert Biggert Pert Bert Perronality Mort Paired Mort Popular Quietert Mort Romantic Mort Sarcartit Bert School Spirit Slaortert M-ort Snobbirla Mort S o plairtirated Mort Studiour Wittiert Mort Talented Mort Tezlkative Tardiert Tearlaefr Pet Blufer Twenty-Eight GIRL Claire Thavenet Jane Stearns Claire Osowski Teresa Connors Frances Birtwistle Mary Robinson Ruth Sprague Ruth Sprague Frances Birtwistle Ruth Sprague Nancy Tudisco Orabelle Shea Gloria LoPresto Georgia Kitchen Dorothy Reuss Lillian Clark Catherine Gley Barbara jeffrey jane Stearns Gloria LoPresto Nancy Tudisco Ruth Sprague Muriel Perry Teresa Connors Eileen Stewart Virginia Hall Orabelle Shea Claire Thavenet Mary Robinson Muriel Perry Grace Barlow Claire Thavenet Agnes Reardon Grace Barlow Orabelle Shea Jane Stearns Teresa Connors Cl'aire Thavenet Mary Victoria Gloria LoPresto Eileen Stewart Elizabeth Gaynor -..Qi F' iw sf-'ff xxyt' East will sinh Elratament We, the class of 1941, of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, and the State of Connecticut, being of sound mind and understanding, hereby make, publish and declare our Last Will and Testament. First-We direct that all our debts of poor behavior, thoughtlessness and unprepared les- sons be paid immediately by doing better in our new fields of endeavor. Sec0ndw'I'o our faculty, who by their unfailing efforts have helped us along the road to' success, we do will our sincere appreciation and gratitude. Third-We do bequeath to our principal and superintendent, Perley W. Lane, our sincere appreciation for his wise and thoughtful guidance and his sincere interest in the betterment of our education. Fourth-We do will to the incoming Seniors, Room I, rich with memories of Shakespeare, Old English Literature, and many oft-repeated memory passages. Fifth-To the Sophomores, we do bequeath memories of the Laboratory, the delicious odors and concoctions in the cooking room, the maimed and lacerated hands of the sewing room. Sixth-To the Freshmen, we do will many new friendships and responsibilitesg our seats on the buses, and most of all, "GERTIE", our skeleton in the closet. Seventh-We do will to our underclassmen, the finest high school that could ever be found. We do also hope they give heed to the never ending cries of: "Keep traffic moving", "Don't write on the desks" g "Always keep to the right of all traffic officers." Eighth-We appoint our principal and superintendent, executor of this, our Last Will and Testament. Ixlintb-We do bequeath the democratic way of living in Stoningtonwwhich was in turn bequeathed to us by other Stonington High School senior classes. In witness whereof, we the officers of the class of 1941, have subscribed our names and fixed our seal this 20lb day of june in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-one. We, whose names are hereto subscribed, do certify that on the 20th day of june, 1941, the class of 1941, the Testator, subscribed its name to this instrument in the presence of each of us, and at the same time in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be its last Will and Testament, and requested each of us to sign our names hereto as witnesses to the execu- tion hereof, which we hereby do in the presence of the testator and each other, on the said date, and write opposite to our names our respective place of residence. 4 Q YW , , H Mtv! UE FRE N t H E VW' N V'f?1",V,2FX5V:' L' Y qi 3 V1 A VM Rf3?Xf2 V P?'J'1Vx1fif'NiHr 1 LX' X ' nh 1 ,ls N I QMMY D C OG-FR N ' EK n 7 , . -, 'x x. c T Y T CAMERA N' Clam 7 , Fiiegq . 7 1 If i 'y S ff jg ffi M5 1 7 If QQ 1 C a .W 71 J V hr ' 1.11, E 2 57.-E -L ' ll ff in r luili t teu t 'T' Vg? JUNIOR CLASS President-Robert Seidell Secretary-Ida Lee Vice President-William McGuire Treasurer-Beverly Truss The fun-loving junior Class has plenty of "oomph" "The Black Widow", their blood-thirsty competi- and what it takes to get ahead. tive play held on March 28, kept the audience tense U I I throughout the performance. Thflf Sfhool 5P1f1t by far 5urPa5Se5 fhaf of all the Beautiful gowns and beautiful girls featured the other Cl21SSCS- annual junior Prom held in june. Thirty-Two is-A X - -1,9 fa-pqf1n!!f5 '95 SOPHOMORE CLASS President-john Dion Secretary-Vera Garlow Vice President-Vincent Sullivan Treasurer-Barbara Zeller The Sophomore Class shows an almost fanatic zeal his acting in the Sophomore competitive play, "A in the activities of the school. Young M355 Fancy." John Dion, president, is the well-known star of the football team. Also outstanding in sports is "Al" The 50Ph0m0fC HOP WaS 21 COIOSSHI, SfUPCf1d0U5, l jeffrey. james Trumbull won honorable mention for gigantic event of the year. Thirty-Three if I X -.W 2 Z Mm ff" FRESHMEN CLASS President-Frank Patton Secretary-Dorothy Moore Vice President-Thomas Waddington Treasurer-Albina Orlando The talented Freshman Class, largest and noisiest corner and their merry laughter rings throughout the in the school, is bursting with the three v's. School' . The Freshmen made their debut at the Freshmen Their smiling faces can be seen in every nook and Party held April 18th, in the school gymnasium. Thirty-Four N L ?,:'1-sf' JA W X xx! YEARBOOK STAFF Editor-in-Chief jane Stearns ' Associate Editor! Russell Holmes, Ruth Chappell, Beatrice Lord, Charles Dunn, Alice Clay, Geogia Kitchen, Evelyn Nichols. Sport! Editor john Higgins Bzuifzeff Mafzuger Monroe Munsell Sale! Mafzager Muriel Perry Sale! AJiin'anl.r Eileen Stewart, Clarence Coogan, Mar- garet Vargas, Donald Frechette, Robert Siart, Alice Escobar, Robert MacKenzie, Francis McClave, Irene Russell, Nancy Tudisco. Pbologmplair Staff John L. Sullivan, Edward Johnson, Fran- cis Parkinson. Typirlr Ida Manzella, Charles Rustici, Ruth Sprague, Rosario Agnello. Ar! Staff Varian Norman, Claire Osowski, Domin- ick Barravechia. Facility Advirerr Mr. Edward Griswold, Miss Beatrice Sil- verstein, Miss Lois Peterson. Thirty-Five S- 'L'Ji.5f'f 1. 'll 'fy S." 4-:SZ - ' 54. ' I STUDENT COUNCIL First row, left to right-Barbara Zeller, Charles Palmer, Ruth Sprague, Miss Mullaney, Samuel Lamb, Vincent Sullivan, Georgia Kitchen. Second row-Stella Souza, Vera Garlow, Marion McKinney, Robert Seidell, Frank Patton, john Dion, Donald Peabody, Teresa Connors, Beverly Truss, Dorothy Moore, Ida Lee. President-Samuel Lamb Vice-President-Charles Palmer The Student Council was organized in September with the election of officers. The first accomplishment of the Council was to report on the 1940 graduates, and complete the information on the chart in the oflice as to the "doings" of 'the graduates. The outstanding achievement of the Council was the point system as drafted and posted in homerooms. At the Fall meeting of the Eastern Conn. Federation of Student Councils held at Putnam, this point system was a topic of discussion. Secretary-Treasurer-Ruth Sprague Faculty Advisor-Miss Mary Mullaney When Lawrence Anderson resigned at the end of the first hal'f year, Samuel Lamb was elected president. A petition has been presented by the Council for class elections to be held in May of each year. The Spring meeting of the Federation was held at 'Griswold High School, and delegates from our group were present. We feel that the Council has fulfilled its aim for this year-has acted as a go-between between the Fac- ulty and members of the student body. Thirty-Six ixxx I TRAFFIC SQUAD First row, left to right-Orabelle Shea, Doris Gouvin, john Higgins, Miss Mullaney, Russell Holmes, Jeanette Kelliher, Virginia Hall. Second row-joseph Marie, Sylvia Dimock, Gloria Reed, Barbara Lee, Marguerite McNeill, Betty Pendleton, Teresa Connors, Frances Birtwistle, Elizabeth Bailey, Muriel Perry, Claire Pam- pel, Irene Ledwith, Alice Escobar, Gloria Lo Presto. Third row-joseph Gomes, Joseph Tuite, Samuel Lamb, Donald Frechette. "Keep moving! Don't use those stairs! Please don't While on duty they are not allowed to chew gum block the corridors! Stop shoving! No running in the Of to talk t0 Ofhef Sfudents- Thel' must Stand erect affd he courteous to their fellow students. Their motto is, "We must have law and order." Miss Mullaney, their faculty adviser, deserves much Their job is not an easy one. credit for having organized a Traflic Squad. halls l" These and many more are some of the remarks that come from the members of our Traffic Squad. Thirty-Seven President-Rosalie Tudisco Secretary-Gwendolyn Pierce W FRENCH CLUB First row, left to right-Betty Shackley, Elizabeth Wennmaker, Margaret Crowley, Gwendolyn Pierce, Marian Ryon, Rita Mathewson, Miss Nania, Rosalie Tudisco, Nancy Turrisi, Mildred Davvan, Sylvia Dimock, Lorraine Frechette. Second row, left to rightwllieba Tiziani, Ruth Raynor, Ida Lee, Shirley Stedman, Dorothy Caswell, Elizabeth Favretti, Irene Ledwith, Claire Pampel, Orabelle-Shea, Virginia Koenen, Clara Young, Barbara Lee, Betty Pendleton, Claire Thavenet, Dorothy Durkin, Barbara Zeller, Blanche Bessette, Stella Souza, Third row, left to right-Thomas Crowley, Herbert Greeley, Evelyn Perry, Geneva Roode, Roslyn Shea, jane Stearns, Eileen Amaral, Ruth Dawley, Lucille Wtmod, Dorothy Collins, Marilyn Tripp, Catherine Brown, Beverly Truss, Lenia Vincent, Margaret Vargas, Richard Donahue, joseph Tuite. Fourth row, left to right-Monroe Munsell, jack Cusack, Walter Bousa, Austin Vargas, Atwood Anderson. Dixon Hemphill. Robert Shea, John Connors, john McShane, Kenneth Lyon, Robert Stearns, Charles Dunn, Leo Pupillo. Vice President-Marion Ryon Treasurer-Rita Mathewson Faculty Adviser-Miss Mary Nania The French Club, under the able direction of Miss Mary A. Nania, has continued the various activities for which it is well known. The annual Christmas Carol singing met with as great a success this year as in previous years. The French Club presented a farce, "ln the Suds", at an open meeting. It was well received by an ap- preciative audience that chuckled many times after- wards at the thought of the playlet. The French Assembly program introduced the Fol- lies Legeres again. Both visitors and students agreed upon the excellence of the program. The annual beach party held in june proved to be a great success as have all other French activities. Thirty-Eight JL! LATIN CLUB First row, left to right--Grace Barlow, Clara Young, Elizabeth Favretti, Monroe Munsell, Alice Clay, Clarence Coogan, Miss Silverstein, Patricia Sullivan, Herbert Greeley, Dorothy Moore, Patricia De Moura, Beatrice Lord. Second row-Constance Swanson, Mildred Davvan, Betty Shackley, Audrey Wolfe. Barbara Zeller, Dorothy Durkin, Irene Gasparino, Beverly Truss, Lucille Dove, Ruth Tillinghast, Vir- ginia Battistini, jane Hoxie, Lillian Koenen, Ida Lee, Dorothy Reuss, jane Higgins, Agnes Reardon. Third row-Robert Lombardo, james Trumbull, Marie Lidestri, Virginia Koenen, Ruth Chappell, -lune Donath, Catherine Brown, Lucille Wood, Ruth Dawley, johna Grufstedt, Priscilla Coogan, Jane Stearns, Agnes O'Neil, Marie Higgins, Margaret Vargas, jack Cusack, William Taylor. Fourth row-john Sullivan, Walter Bousa, Eugene Anderson, Charles Garity, Dixon Hemphill, john Connors, Marshall Sklarew. President-Clarence Coogan Vice-President--Monroe Munsell Secretary-Alice Clay Treasurer-Patricia Sullivan Faculty Adviser-Miss Beatrice Silverstein The activities of the Latin Club for the past year were many and exciting. First came the initiation of the new members, a har- rowing experience for 'those concerned, but also much fun. Two plays were presented at their meetings showing the value of Latin. An exciting movie, "The Last Days of Pompeii", was sponsored by the Latin Club for an assembly program. Last, but not least, the Latin Club held its second annual picnic at Monroe Munsell's home in Lower Pawcatuck. Swimming. rowing, tennis and volleyball were enjoyed. All this was topped by a hot dog roast that evening. Everyone has worked hard to make the Latin Club a success and an outstanding club in Stonington High School. Thirty-Nine if BIOLOGY CLUB First row, left to right-Dorothy Durkin, Ruth Chappell, Patricia Sullivan, Rita Mathewson, Her- bert Greeley, Mr, Gordon, john Cusack, Beverly Truss, Margaret Vargas, Evelyn Nichols, Kath- erine Mercier. Second row-Robert Holt, james Trumbull, Thomas Crowley, joseph Connors, Blanche Bessette, Mary Victoria, Claire Thavenet, Irene Ledwith, Joseph Marie, Betty Pendleton, Dorothy Caswell 1 Ida Lee, Margaret Crowley ,Charles Rustici, Frederick Stillman, Monroe Munsell. Third row-Charles Dunn, John Sullivan, John McShane, Eugene McShane, Edward johnson y joseph Shea, Kenneth Lyon, Robert Siart, Bud Vincent, Richard Bromley. President-Herbert Greeley Vice President-jack Cusack Secretary-Rita Mathewson Treasurer-Beverly Truss Faculty Adviser-Mr. joseph Gordon The popularity of the Biology Club has increased greatly since it came into existence six years ago. Because the club has grown so large this year the number of new members was limited to only fifteen in comparison with twenty to twenty-five in other years. It now has a total membership of approximately thirty-tive. It has been very successful in combining work with pleasure and thus keeping up the spirit and interest of its members. Under the able supervision of their faculty adviser, Mr. joseph Gordon, they enjoy hikes and bicycle rides on which they learn many useful and interesting facts about nature. They are helping to make the biology room a scene of interest by their contributions of plant and animal life, and the student body frequently is entertained by their personal movies. We feel that this club cannot fail and that it will still be outstanding in the many years to come. Forty ,T M A.. CAMERA CLUB First row, left to right-Margaret Crowley, Ida Manzella, Marguerite McNeill, Claire Thavenet, Atwood Anderson. Mr. Gordon, Edward johnson, Elizabeth Bailey, Patricia Sullivan, Ruth Chap' pell, Dorothy Durkin. Second row-Robert Lombardo, Herbert Greeley, Virginia Hall, Teresa Shea, Rita Mathewson, jane Stearns, Betty Pendleton, Catherine Mercier, George Lee, joseph Tuite. Third row-john Fuscaldo, William Taylor, Robert Stearns, Varian Norman, Lawrence Rook, Wilfred Chesebrough, john Sullivan, Samuel Coombs, Parke Anderson, Charles Dunn, Monroe Munsell. President-Edward johnson Vice-President-Atwood Anderson Secretary-Elizabeth Bailey Treasurer-Claire Thavenet Faculty Adviser-Mr. Joseph Gordon The Camera Club, one of the largest clubs in the school, has been very active this year under the excel- lent leadership of Mr. joseph Gordon. A thirty gallon tank for developing films and a printing box for making contact prints have been added this year. The dark room is now equipped for almost all kinds of photographic work. Regular contests were held during the year and prizes awarded. A special contest 'was held with The Westerly High School Camera Club. The number of members has increased and we hope that next year even more students will be interested and active in photography. Forty-One W . I -- 53-,Z s- - Wu, I BROWN AND WHITE STAFF First row, left to right-Gloria Lo Presto, Russell Holmes, Orabelle Shea, Miss Nania, Miss Keegan, john Higgins, Betty Bailey. Second row-Robert Siart, Doris Gouvin, Virginia Hall, Beatrice Lord, Teresa Connors, jane Stearns, PatriciafSullivan, Claire Osowski, Dorothy Reuss, Charles Rustici. Editor-in-Chief .................... Gloria Lo Presto Business Manager .......,................ Betty Bailey NEWS Editors .-..-.. ...--. R USSCU Holmes and Business Assistants .............. Patricia Sullivan, Beatrice Lord Virginia Hall, Feature Editors ....... ...... C laire Osowski, Teresa Connors Dofothl' RW55, Typists ....,........... Doris Gouvin, Robert Siart, Orabeue Shea Charles Rustici Exchange Editor '---' '----- -l ane Stearns Faculty Advisors ..,. Miss Catherine F. Keegan Sports Editor ......, ......., J ohn Higgins and Miss Mary A. Nania Forty-Two, 1111? 73 ai? X 'QI X --f' .45 ,xx-y GIRLS' LEAGUE OFFICERS First row, left to right-Helen Hermes, Claire Thavenet, Marian McKinney, Miss Cogan, Ida Lee, Orabelle Shea, Geneva Roode. Second row-Gloria Lo Presto, Lorraine Frechette, jean Sicilian, Muriel Perry, Frances Birt- wistle, Dorothy Durkin, Barbara Zeller, Gloria Reid, Marjorie Cunningham. President-Claire Thavenet Vice-President-Marion McKinney Secretary--Ida Lee Treasurer-Orabelle Shea Faculty Adviser-Miss Mary Cogan The Girls' League, one of the most active clubs in the High School, has completed a very successful year. The purpose of the league is to promote the wel- fare of and care for the general interests of the girls in the school and to established mutual friendship. The club is self-supporting. The two main sources of its funds are: checking coats at school functions and collecting yearly dues. The main event of the year was a Mother and Daughter Banquet which was held May Sth. This in- cluded all the junior and Senior Girls and their mothers. The girls of the league feel that the success of their efforts has been entirely due to the sincere and careful guidance of their Dean of Girls-Miss Mary K. Cogan. . Forty-Three 0 K., X I EE i S s- e ,uhh 1 CAFETERIA STAFF First row, left to right--Robert Lombardo, jack Sammataro, Mrs. Birtwistle, Mrs. Chesebro, Herbert Greelev, Mrs. Walker, Mr. Tardiff, Second row, left to right-Angelo Tudisco, Mr. Senior, Peter Mercier, Samuel Miceli. Ferdinand Marcy, Wilfred Boucher, Iohn Sullivan, john Kupidlowski, Fred Hays, Eugene McKenna, William Ricker, Lawrence Rook, Charles Crowley, James Limanni, john Grills, George Lee. Third row, left to right-Thomas Crowley, john McShane, Wilfred Chesebrough, john Foberg, Richard Donahue. Guide: This door leads to our cafeteria, a busy place just now. Let's 'step inside and listen to the con- versation for a few minutes. lst student: Mrs. Walker, What's the menu today? Mrs. Walker: Plate Lunch-Meat loaf with barbecue sauce, mashed potato, and string beans-tomato bisque-sliced meat-ham and cheese sandwiches -jello, fruit cup and assorted Puddings. lst student: Thank you-I will have the plate lunch, jello and chocolate milk. 2nd student: Mrs. Chesebro, May I have a sliced meat sandwich and chocolate milk. Mrs. Chesebro-Surely-We also have orangeade and ice cream sandwiches. julia-to first student-That will be twenty-five cents. Thank you. L Guide: We must move along now but we shall come back and have our lunch later. Forty-Four xxx p DRAMATIC CLUB First row, left to right-Rosalie Tudisco, Elizabeth Favretti, Gloria Smith, Dorothy Durkin, Evelyn Perry, Dixon Hemphill, Mr. Pupillo, Charles White, Grace Scheller, Amy Savin, Second row-janet Forbes, Stella Souza, Rita Wilson, Reba Tiziani, Audrey Wolfe, Ann Robin- son, Virginia Koenen, Ruth Tillinghast, Virginia Battistini, Betty Pendleton, jean Sicilian, Sylvia Dimock, Louise Greeley, Barbara Zeller, julia Smyrniotes, Elizabeth Wennmaker, Margaret Crowley, Geraldine Eccleston, Betty Shackley. Third row-Eleanor Wylie, Claire Pampel, Beverly Truss, june Donath, Marilyn Tripp, joseph Shea, joseph Tuite, William Ricker, Clara Marseilles, Marie Eidesheim, Marion Ryon, Geneva Roode, Irene Ledwith. President-Dixon Hemphill Vice President-Charles White In its first year of existence the Dramatic Club is already one of the most important and active clubs in the school. Under the direction of Mr. Anthony Pupillo, the Club has formed the "backbone" of the school's hardiest thespians. Secretary-Treasurer-Evelyn Perry Faculty Adviser-Mr. Anthony Pupillo Plays were put on at various intervals by club mem- bers. The plays were so arranged that every member of the club was cast in at least one play. The Dramatic Club has without doubt aroused a decidely greater interest in dramatics. We feel sure that this interest will become a tradition in future years. Forty-Five , E005 CHEERLEADERS Left to right--Claire Thavenet, Virginia Hall, Beatrice Lord, listher Barlow, Grace Barlow, Alice Clay, Miss Mullaney. "Come on Brown! Come on Wliite! Come on Ston- ington! Fight! Fight! Fight!" are some of the familiar shouts which you heard during the football season from the attractive brown and white clad figures of the Stonington Cheering Squad. They worked hard and enthusiastically at all the games. The cheerleaders are depended upon to buoy up the spirit of the team by giving the spectators frequent opportunities to show the players that everyone is wholeheartedly supporting them. They have been efficiently guided by their faculty advisor, Miss Mary Mullaney. Forty-Six xxxx 5 4, 5 ll!" STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA First row, left to riht-janet Forbes, Catherine Mercier, Marilyn Tripp, Ruth Dawley, Beverly Truss, Pasqualina Pellegrino, jean Sicilian. Second row-Miss Fuller, Thomas Crowley, Robert Stearns, Atwood Anderson, Wilfred Chese- brough, Charles Dunn, Herbert Greeley, joseph Tuite. Music Supervisor-Miss Marion Fuller. The orchestra this year is composed of a large group of talented students as is always the case at Stonington. The organization has the same membership as last year and all but one of the students will be there next year. This appears very promising because there will be a number of good musicians graduating from the various grammar schools. The orchestra played for the first time at the Christ- mas assembly and proved to be a group of which Ston- ington High School can be proud. At the annual spring concert, presented by the Musi- cal Department and conducted by Miss Marion Fuller, the orchestra again made an appearance and this time was even more highly praised for its excellent work. We are very grateful to the orchestra for playing at our commencement exercises. We are henceforth looking forward to a banner year next year because of the increased membership and talent. Forty-Seven - Suu- j W " -ss! - W ag., ll ,Z GLEE CLUB The glee clubs, ably directed by Miss Marion Fuller, have made a name for Stonington High School. The school can well be proud of the performances the glee clubs gave this year at and away from school. A new feature in this year's work was the combin- ing of the girls' and boys' glee clubs into a mixed chorus. The change has been praised by many of the students and townspeople who like the mixed voices better. The total membership of the chorus is eighty, which shows that the school is especially fortunate in having a large number of talented singers. The combined glee clubs provided the accompani- ment in the Christmas play, "The Little Match Girl." The boys' sextet and the girls' ensemble sang be- tween the acts of the play, "Aunt Abbey Answers an Ad," presented by the Stonington Players in February. The glee clubs sang at their third annual concert and their singing at the concert topped that of the preced- ing performances. r On April 25, this year's work was highlighted by a select group singing at the Winsted Choral Festival. Congratulations to the group which sang at the Choral Festival. With all these excellent performances ever present in the minds of the people of Stonington we believe that they will support the glee clubs throughout the coming year. Forty-Eight xxx 41-, DRAMATICS As we glance back over the past year, we are highly satisfied with the successful work in the dramatic field. Last year the student body was launched on ttfeir dra- matic career and this year has continued in this field with a series of successes. The first major production this year was the compet- itive plays, held on March 28. The three upper classes enthusiastically took part in the competition. The Seniors' winning presentation, "The Happy journey", was a typical Wilder play which drew a great many laughs from the audience. The cast con- sisting of Catherine Brown, John Donahue, Samuel Lamb, Claire Thavenet, and Frances Birtwistle was di- rected by Miss Gladys Tillinghast. The juniors presented a thrilling mystery, "The Black Widow", under the direction of Miss Mary A. Nania. The cast included Beverly Truss, Walter Bousa, Dixon Hemphill, Clara Young, Charles Palmer, Grace Scheller, Rosalie Tudisco, Atwood Anderson, and Dorothy Rasmussen. Miss Mary Mullaney directed the Sophomore cast, consisting of james Trumbull, jean Sicilian, Geneva Roode, Wilfred Chesebrough, Rosalind Shea and George McKenna, in a one-act comedy, "A Young Man's Fancy." All three of these plays were received with enthusi- astic applause from the audience. On April 16, the Seniors presented to the public their annual play under the able direction of Mr. Pupillo. The play, entitled "Young April", a comedy in three acts, included in the cast: Orabelle Shea, john Higgins, Donald Peabody, Frances Birtwistle, Charles White, Eugene McKenna, Samuel Lamb, Claire Thav- enet, Teresa Connors, Nancy Tudisco, Russell Holmes, joe Piccolo, Betty Bailey, Muriel Perry, Dorothy Reuss and Theodosia Lesniewski. The stage crew included john Donahue, assistant director, Gloria LoPresto, prompterg Richard Bromley and Robert Clachrie, stage hands. The faculty members who assisted the cast were: Miss Lois Peterson and Mr. Belisle, scenery, Miss Katherine Keegan, business manager, and Miss Mary Cogan, setting. In our weekly assemblies many short skits and var- iety programs have been presented, each directed by various members of the faculty. This year a Dramatic Club was organized under the leadership of Mr. Pupillo. This club has brought forth anew dramatic interest among the student body. The speech arts class, with Mr. Pupillo as faculty adviser. has brought to light many amateur actors and actresses. Forty-Nine TPM KA,f"fN?XEFi8,i3! W D PE RB :GUY T WCD?f?K f Q 1 C- WH' 4 P CoNF5R5mc,fL N!S3N!XN!'X'f w ' Uf:SF Ml-Riff' Pf'9C5C3hM?fWi WHITE, B5?f3fVvJHif15'?5, SHE H, LHVWES NNE P?43fRQ1i'i'+!NC3 M X Q QQMW' E 'NX 5500? S N N. 5 'H 5' IKEZT AM- 5 7 , GYM f 5, u Wm 5 is ,E ss , 35 2' iw ii.. FOOTBALL First row-Walter Bousa, Robert Shea, George Tattersall, joseph Piccolo, William Roseman, Earl Calkins, Lawrence Anderson, john Guekel, Robert MacKenzie, Eugene McKenna, john Lathrop, Charles Palmer. Second row-Leo Pupillo, john Dion,'Edmund Adams, Ellory Whitford, Donald Ostigny, Nor- man Lovett, Robert Birchall, Charles Green, Austin Vargas, William Anderson, Albert jeffrey, George McKenna, Robert Parkinson. Third row-Otto Wilhelm, joseph Tuite, Thomas Crowley, Edward Edgar, Nelson Bailey, john Cusack, Carl Kieburg, Morton Cook, Samuel Olivero, Mert Steadman, john Desley, joseph Miceli, Edward Farnum, Victor Squadrito, Joseph Marie. Fourth row-Mr. Petro, Mr. Cronin, Mr. Hanley. Fifty-Two 1 aa? X xx! .'- is-,,,,, 4 T.- l Ii ' FOOTBALL Starting the 1940 season, with a green team that lacked experience and weight, Coach Michael Cronin produced his usual scrappy, hard-charging football team. Coming from behind in the second half of their first game against Windham High School at Willi- mantic, the Bears showed their ability to stage a come- back. Scoring 13 points in the last half, the Stonington gridders defeated their Thread City rivals 13 to 7 and aroused the coach's hopes of another Eastern Connecti- cut Conference Championship. Added to the coaches enthusiasm was a 13 to 6 triumph over Norwich Free Academy. This was the first taste of defeat that Norwich has felt from an Eastern Connecticut rival. Stonington's'two touch- downs were scored within 45 seconds of each other. Stonington's second touchdown came after a Norwich punt was blocked by Earl Calkins and smothered in the Norwich end zone by three Stonington players. Playing their third consecutive game under flood- lights, the Stonington eleven eked out a victory over the Bulkeley Tigers by the slim margin of 13 to 12. Bulkeley's two touchdowns were scored on two spec- tacular passes from Downie to johnson. The expert spot passing of joe Piccolo and the receiving of Earl Calkins accounted for the first Stonington touchdown. Stonington's second score resulted from a kick blocked by Bill Roseman that was recovered by johnny Guekel on Bulkeley's 20 yard line. Piccolo and jeffrey com- bined to carry the ball over the goal line for the sec- ond Stonington score. In their fourth start, the Stonington Bruins battled the Fitch Tangers to a scoreless deadlock. Both teams shone brilliantly on defense but both lacked the ability to s,core. This broke Stonington's victory streak and it was also the first time in the season that they failed to score. Chapman Tech's power was too much for Mike Cronin's charges when they rolled up a score of 19 to 0 over the Bears. The gritty Stonington eleven held the powerful Huskies at bay until late in the third period. At this point a series of bad breaks enabled Tech to score three touchdowns in quick succession. .This score was one of the highest ever to be registered .against a Cronin-coached team. In pouring rain and in ankle deep mud Stonington's Class B State Championship team defended their title against Woodrow Wilson of Middletown. Stoning- ton was content to play a defensive game because of the slippery conditions and mud-coated ball. The Bears played their usual brilliant defensive game and suc- ceeded in stopping the powerful attack of the Middle- town eleven. In their first meeting with their arch-rivals from Westerly the Bears were held to a scoreless tie by an inspired Westerly team. The battle seesawed back and forth with neither team making a serious bid to score until the final minutes of the game. At this stage Ston- ington made their most serious bid. Fine 'passing by Joe Piccolo and brilliant receiving by Gene McKenna brought the ball to Westerly's 18 yard line. Before another play could take place the referee's whistle ended the game. Weary of the scoring famine which kept them with- out a point for four consecutive games the Stonington Bears unloosed their fury on the hapless Robert E. Fitch eleven of Groton, defeating them 26 to 6-the greatest number of points ever scored in one game by a Cronin-coached team. In the final classic of the season the Bears travelled across the river to test the strength of their arch-rivals for the second time. The- two teams were evenly matched but just before the half a Westerly back re- turned a Dion punt 72 yards for the only score of the game. Stonington threatened several times in the sec- ond half but failed to score. We wish to salute the Senior members of 1940's football team, namely: Captain Lawrence Anderson, Acting Co-Captains john Guekel and Earl Calkins, William Roseman, Eugene McKenna, George Tatter- sall and Robert MacKenzie. Stonington has great promise for future stars in their undefeated second team coached by james Han- ley and Ed Petro. The Stonington Cubs went through the season with an undefeated record that shows great promise to the coaches for future years. In a game with the Chapman Tech seconds the Stonington Seconds romped to a 19 to 6 victory. Eddie Edgar, Stonington's fleet-footed Sophomore halfback, scored all three of Stonington's touchdowns. In the first two contests played with Westerly the Stonington Seconds ran wild in plowing their arch rivals under by a score of 28 to 6. Sharing the honors in this game were Eddie Edgar and George Tattersall. In their second contest, playing on Westerly's home field, the Bulldogs played a better defensive game and held-the flashy Bear Seconds to a 7 to O score. Playing a well balanced defensive and offensive game the West- erly V.'s, but once in threatening territory, were held back by the staunch and gritty Bear line. These boys who showed so many possibilities this year, will next year or in two years be playing in var- sity berths. JOHN HIGGINS Fifty-Three X X1-I lf if 1 8 lf' X , ' bp' I CROSS COUNTRY Front row, left to right-john Zito, Charles Holland, john Lombardo, james Nugro, john Faulise. Second row-Joseph DiMaggio, john Grills, Mr. Crouch, john Fuscaldo, Samuel Miceli. In the finals for the Eastern Connecticut Conference Championship held here at Stonington, the Bear har- riers were declared the winners after a dispute over rules. After looking up the rules of past years the rival coaches and the Conference Board found that Stonington won the title. . This was the Bears' biggest year in Cross Country since 1928. In dual competition Stonington downed Bulkeley, Norwich, and lost only to Westerly. The only Senior on this team is Captain john Lom- bardo who led his team to every victory. Coach Crouch's outlook for the next few years is bright as all the other boys on the team are Freshmen and Sophomores. Fifty-Four as -4 ,f L "I f if E,-ig S , ., -. BASKETBALL First row, left to right-Louis Crandall, Lawrence Thompson, Angelo Tudisco. Second row-Charles Palmer, George Berube, Leo Pupillo, john Higgins, Lawrence Anderson, joseph Piccolo, Robert Shea, Walter Rasmussen, Robert Friend, Vincent Sullivan. Third row-Robert Birchall, Arthur O'Neill, Thomas Waddington, Russell Clark, George Tatter- sall, Ernest Findeisen, Mr. Petro, Francis Higgins, Edmund Adams, john Tanner, Fred Barker, Morton Cook, Robert Champlin. A decided upswing in basketball hopes came about with the appointment of Ed Petro as coach. Coach Petro installed the Rhode Island State system of fast- breaking, passing, and free shooting. ' His 1940-41 team won three in a row and then lost two games before the Christmas recess. One of the defeats was by a single point at the hands of South Kingston and Westerly pinned on the other defeat. At the end of a sixteen game schedule the Bears ended by breaking even, losing eight and winning eight games. The biggest upset of the season was Stonington's victory over Norwich Free Academy. The Bears defeated the Wildcats in both of their games in a home and home series. Stonington's varsity club, made up mostly of under- classmen, finished in a blaze of glory by scoring con- secutive victories over Robert E. Fitch, Plainfield, and N. F. A. The one point triumph over Plainfield proved to be the most exciting game of the year. Averaging 46.4 points per game, the Bears had their biggest night against Killingly, tallying 74 points. Westerly's total of 79 points in the second game of the series was the heaviest registered against the Bears. Individual scoring honors went to Bob Friend, a jun- ior forward. He totaled 206 points in 16 games for an average of 14.4 points a game. In foul shots, Larry Anderson led the field with 34 and he also was run- ner-up for scoring honors with ,156 points. Winky Sullivan, a sophomore, was third in the scoring de- partment with 140 points. Altogether, Stonington out- scored their opponents 748 to 738. Coach Petro's outlook for the 1941-42 season should be bright. The Iayvee team won 10 and lost 4 games. They were the only jayvee team to defeat the Westerly Jay- vees. The team scored 449 points to their opponents 348. Findeisen, with 194 points, was the leading scorer for the jayveesg Berube was runner up with 90, and Kenyon was third with 77 points. From a squad of 30, four boys will be lost by grad- uation-Captain joseph Piccolo, Larry Anderson, john Higgins and George Tattersall. Eleven lettermen will report for practice next season. If the team continues toimprove we shall all look forward to a successful season next year. Fifty Five 1322204 'Lf ' BASEBALL First row, left to right-joseph Mitchell, Herbert Greeley, George McKenna, George Berube, Thomas Waddingtrin, Stanley Godomski, Harold Shea. Second row, left to right-Walter Bousa, Robert Shea, Wfilliam Roseman, joseph Piccolo, John O'Neil, Anthony Sammiago, Grenville Barker, Leo Pupillo. Third row, left to right-Robert Birchall, Charles Palmer, Carl Kieburg, William McGuire, Mr. Hanley, john Dion, Albert jeffrey, Manuel Travers, joseph Cataffee. ., ,, Q M Eff g 5 Q? TRACK First row, left to right-George Lee, john Zito, Anthony Balanda, John Fuscaldo, Stanley Senior, john Lombardo, Samuel Miceli, Albert Sebastian. Second row-Ellory Whitford, James Nugro, Clarence Vincent, Edmund Adams, Ernest Findei- son, David Birtwistle, Charles Holland, Dixon Hemphill, Donald Whaley, William Anderson, joseph Tuite, George Berube, john Dion. 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