Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)

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AIITUGRAPIIS The MY TQ IAN X Si? 1 -f - i ii., I ' 1 545' Pubzfmefzq The Senior Class 1950 TQNINGTQN HIGH SCHOOL STONINGTO N, CONNECTICUT Q EDIC ir Zin Memoriam HAROLD FHGLLIDAY GEORGE P.JoNEs ROBERT J.RYAN We shall meet, hut we shell! miys them, There will he three mann! ehai1'5,' We shall linger to L'L11"E5.F them When we breathe om' 60612512 g pmyef page two ATIQ FOREVVORD just as the first half of the twentieth century has given birth to new methods of research, new inven- tions, and a new mode of living, so for us, the class of '50, this transition year affords an opportunity for a future with unlimited possibilities. page three gilt ADMINISTRATIUN CARROLL W. PEAVEY T. ALLEN CROUCH Pl'j1IL'ff7fl! SIlf761'jlZlEll6Z'6'l1I page fum' 'E NAOMI W. CI-IAUSSE Buxifzeu CLARENCE A. COOGAN, JR. General S ciewe Biology ELEANOR CRON IN Engliyln MICHAEL E. CRONIN A 111 erimn Demofmfy Cizficy MARGARET CROW LEY Home EL'Ill10llliL'.I' FAGULTY pzlgu fivc 'U JOSEPHINE L. CULLINANE Busiueu KATHRYN C. DENNEHEY E11 gl Ula WOODROW W. DOUVILLE General Mulloematirf Plane Geometry Wforld Hiflory ELIZABETH DOWNES Art Superfiror MORRIS FABRICANT Health Plvyximl Education FACULTY WINIFRED M. FLADD Physical Education I Health GEORGE H. FOLEY English United States History WILLIAM P. GRIFFIN, JR. Algebra Geometry United States History BARBARA F. HASTINGS Business ROLAND B. HOUSTON Industrial Arts page six CYRUS N. MORGAN Mathematics EVELYN L. MURDOCK Physics C henzistry MARY A. NANIA Dean of Girls Director of Guidance Spanish s. JOSEPH NANIA Music Supervisor PASQUALINA L. PELLEGRINO Business Civics WILLIAM C. PETTY Frenrly English MARLIN H. ROLL World Hixtory Biol 0 gy G eneml Scienve BEATRICE SILVERSTEIN E n glifb Latin FACULTY pllgfd SCVCU MARIE M. STEWART Bzuineu H earl 0 f Department MYRA P. WHEELER Home Efonomirs Englixb J. GEORGE WILLIAMSON M echaniml Drawing ff"- ,..iQi NU SIUNINTGYTN nu mwnnmln mmf TOWN lINl K GDJOY' GLASS OFFICERS President THOMAS C. SMITH "Tommy" Stonington "I rire to a point of order." Basketball 3, 4, Baseball 3, 4, Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, Class Vice President 1, Treasurer 2, President 3, 4, "S" Club 3, 4, Washington Club, Freshman Party Com- mittee. Secretary MARIE ROSE FIORINO "Rosie" M yftir "The reward of 4 thing well done ir to have done it." Brown and White 1, 2, jr. Editor 3, Editor-in- Chief 4, Class Secretary 1, 2, 3, 4, National Honor Society 3, 4, Traffic Squad 2, 3, Co-Captain 4, Girls' League Rep. 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Plays-Scenery 1, 2, Freshman Party Committee, Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Com- mittee, Senior Prom Committee, Sophomore Ring Committee, Latin Club 1, Washington Club, Of- fice Girl 4, English Prize Winner 1, 2, 3, Ad- vanced Algebra Winner 3, V.F.W. Essay Winner 3, Yearbook Editorial Staff, Hobby Club 4. V ice Hrerident PHILIP D. JONES "Phil" Pawmturk "And Jun and moon and all that made one strong." Latin Club 1, Honor Roll 1, Chess Club 1, Fresh- man Party Committee, Projection Club 1, Junior Prom Committee, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 4, Baseball 1, 2, Sophomore Hop Committee, "S" Club 2, 3, 4, Badminton 2. Treizrurer CARMELA A. SAMMATARO "Cant" Pawmturk "A rmile rerurer the wounding of a frown." Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Com- mittee, Senior Prom Committee, National Honor Society 3, 4, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, Drum Corps 1, 2, Trafiic Squad 3, 4, Washington Club, Girls' Round Robin 2, Yearbook Editorial Staff, Class Treasurer 4, Girls' League Repre- sentative 2, Girls' Intramurals 3, 4, Girls' Basket- ball 4. page eleven 'ELIZABETH H. AMARAL "Rigger" Stonington "KindneJJ if ber Jlmdouf' Business Clubg Wzriter 23 Wasluington Clubg Drum Corps 1, 2g Yearbook Staffg Honorable Mention 1, 2. Q CHARLES A. AMES "Charlie" No. Stonington "If if eurier nn! In .rpeak a Mom' al all ffmn to .rpeuk more u'ord.r than we Mould" PATRICK C. ANDERSON "Andy" No. Stonington "Speech if the index of the mind" Camera Club 1, 2, 3: Projection Club 2, 3g Glee Club 1, 2, 3g Com- petitive Plays, 2, 3g Dra- matic Club 2, 5g Science Club 1, 2. THEODORE W. BARRACLOUGH "Hoot" Mystic rf Speeds ir a mirror of zbe mul: ax ez man Jfveabr, .rn if be" Chess Club lg Science Club lg Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. GRADUATES page twelve JOHN C. BARRETT "jack" Pawcatuclc "I bale c1'effnilirmJ" Science Club 23 Camera Club lg Chess Club 1, 4. GLENN BATES No. Stonington "A true gentleman" DAVID BIRKBECK "Birke" No. Stonington "I'm u filler of the mil" SHIRLEY W. BLANCHARD "Shirl" Pawcatuck "Gentle, lrue. and 4 fver- ferl friend" Drum Corps 1, 2, 33 Glee Club 13 Business Clubg Home Economics 1,23 Washington Club. ROGER A. BLISS "Bliss" Stonington "Nutr rn newer mu ilu' lime" Baseball 4, Basketball 5, 4, Homeroom Treasurer 3, Competitive Plays 3, Chess Club I, President 4, Washington Club, Glee Club 4, Business Club. LEONARD A. BRENNAN "Lenny" Pawcatuck 'vllrllrlrzrrrlll' it .lllulhrr dag" Track 1, Football 2, 5, 4, Club 5, 4, Honor Roll 2, 3. GLORIA l. BRUSTULON "Glo" Mystic Hllnflfl t'l'c'r lIIl'L'd fha! fnlwd ilu! ill jiri! .rigbln Drum Corps I, 2, Stu- dent Council 2, Cheer- leader, Soccer I, Honor Roll l, 2, Girls' Athletic Association 3, 4, Club 3, 4, Yearbook Art Staff, junior Prom Com- mittee, Girls' League Representative 1, Sopho- more Hop Committee, Washington Club, Busi- ness Club, Homeroom Treasurer 3. GLADYS A. BURDICK Wequetequock "lr mu!! be dum' lite ligbh1i11,q" Drum Corps l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Athletic Associa- tion 2, 3, 4, Intramural Sports l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Club, Soccer 1, 2, 4, Washington Club. 1' ... . --"5" 4' .W- -. sf ,rr 'Sf-at f 2 I 4' v GRADUATES 3 ' X4-l 5 ..-t. a at ext A- --:.- ""' 1-1. gk nf' C' page thirteen LAWRENCE R. BURRIDGE "Larry" Mystic "I flmll 11111111 ilu' wing.: uf ,i'iff.'l1fc"' Glee Club 1, 3, 4, junior Prom Committee, Class Treasurer 33 Football 2, 3, -1, Basketball l, 2, "S" Club -1, Honorable Men- tion 3, Senior Pr Committee, Wasliinggi Club. HARRIET CADY Old Mystic "She it willing lu .f4'Y'l'L"' Honor Roll 1, 2, Busi- ness Club, Yearbook Typing Staff, Washing- ton Club. JOHN J. CASTODIO "johnny" Stonington "Oh gin' me fbi' flmbirzg brine. the .rj1r.1y. and lbs ler11pe.fl'.r m.1f."' Hobby Club 1, Baseball 3, 4, Washington Club. ILEANA C. CERASOLI "Ill" Mystic "Afu'.1.7.r nu lhe go" Freshman Party Commit- tee, Washington Club, junior Prom Committee, Honor Roll 1, 2. HOWARD F. CHASE, JR. "Howie" Pawcatuck "Swift 10 bear. iluu' In uimlff' Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, 3, Captain 4, "S" Club 2, 3, 4. MARILYN j. CINI "Linda" Mystic "A life of bappiz1e.r.r" Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, Sopho- more Hop Committee, Operetta 1, 2, Brown and White Revue, Business Club. MAR'I'IN F. CLEMENS "Marty" Mystic "He za another key on .rfyle dflfb dren" Camera Club 3, 4, Glee Club 4, Projection Club 1, 2, Wasliingttln Club, Senior Prom Committee, Yearbook Staff, Chess Club 1, 4, MARION R. COOKE Cookie" No. Stonington "Heard melrudiei' are .fzreel bu! lfmre un- heard are Ju'eele'f" Business Club, Wtxshing- ton Club, Yearbook Staff. GRADUATES page fourteen LILLIAN A. COSTA "Lil" Stonington "A ynfl. figbi tune" Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, Wtiiter 2, Business Club, Yearbook Staff, Wtrsli- ington Club, Honorable Mention 11. BARBARA A. CROUCHER "Bob" Mystic "Il ii' army wmzzgb lo be jfle.1,mf1I" Cafeteria Staff 4. BEVERLY J. CROUCHER "Bev" Mystic H556 it -wllllg .md the if Ill tf 77.1, ' PATRICIA A. CURLEY "Putt" Pawcatuck "Ai merry .11 Ihr' day ii lung" Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Vice President 3, Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, Brown and Wliite Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, Freshman Party Com- mittee, Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, junior Prom Queen's Court, Trathc Squad 3, 4, Girls' Bas- ketball 2, 53 Camera Club Z, 3, Dramatic Club 3, School Play 3, Honor Roll, Honorable Mention 2, 3, 4, Washingtcmn Club, Operetta 1, 2, 4, Homeroom- Treasurer 2, Senior Prom Committee, Yearbook staff. MARGARIYI' A. DAVIS "I'cj.," Myslit "I burr in my llulfl lla fmofi of jlllfljflft' lmriuf' Brown .intl Wliitn' Car- toonist I, 2, 5, il, Axsist- ant Iitlitor -I, Dramatit Club I, 2, 5, ll, Cilu' Club I, 2, 5, -I, All-Statv Glue Club -I, Art Club I, Al, Frcsliuian Party Com- mittcc, Sopliomorc llop Committcc, .junior Prom Committcc, 'l'raIlit Squatl S, fl, Stagc Art Wiirk I, l, 5, -I, Ytalrboolc Art Staff I, 1, 5, Art litlitor 4, Senior Prom Commit- tcc. WANDA DIINIMUCK Stonington 'QWM' fun .1 ruin of gf.idm'i.i" ' Cliccrlcailur 5, AI, Club 5, Al, C1.A.A. 5, Ll, Glue Club I, 2, 3, Il, Trallic Squad 3, -lg Catc- tcria Stall 5, -I, W.inliiiig- ton Club, Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4, Busim-as Club, D.A,R. Awartl, Laurel Girls' State, Yearbook Staff, Senior Prom Com- mittcc. HENRY Ii. DIIRFFH "Nate" iii,-mt HTL! IIJJVH ll Llcldfz' uf .IH lffa Affllllflu Camura Club I, Crow. Country I, Clit-as Club I, Basketball I, 3, Al, Base- ball 3, -I. SALLY ANN liMMIi'I' "Sal" Pawtatutla "Fur fcklljllllff unix' bfwli if lilt- u.l11u,u fri iff lmnldn Waisliingtivn Club 'l'rc.ix- urur, Homcroom Treasur- cr I, 2, 'I'i'aIlic Squatl 5, 4, Honor Roll I, 2, 1, fl, Glu' Club l, 2, Studcnt Coumil -I, Intramural Sports I, 2, S, fl, Varsity liaskctball l, 2, 'ag lircsli- man Party Committcc, junior Prom Committuc, Computitivu Plays 2. 5, Dramatic Club 2, S, -I, Girls' I.caguc Rep., All- Statc Orclicstra 2, 3, l..1t- in Club I, G.A.A. 2, 5. 0-' GRADUATES page Iiftccn J' v BARBARA C. FNOS "Barb" Stonington "Kind ivurdi fleiwr buf! lln' IIIIIQZIIUH junior Prom Committee, Honor Roll I, Z, 3, 4, Busincss Club, Wiisliing- ton Club. VIOSEPHINE M. FAILLACE "jo" Pawcatuck "Tha gw1lfw1u.i.f uf .111 Ibe God.: yn Irilh lbten Glcc Club I, 2, 5, 4, Honorable Mcntion l, 2, 3, -I, Opcrctta 1, 2, 3, 4, Trallic Squad 2, 3, Co- Captain 4, G.A.A. 5, Competitive Play 3, jun- ior Prom Committee, Bas- lcctball Squad 2, Business Club, Intramurals 1, 3, Senior Prom Committee, Wfasliington Club. CELESTINE IW. FAULISE "Cul" Pawcatuck "Kim1'm'.u.i bar .1 merry :Mug ' Wtisliingtiin Club KATHRYN A. FAULISE "Kay" Pawcatuclc "Hand .md lurid with I'ug1u"' Drum Corps I, 2, Girls' Basketball Team 5, Otlice Girl fi. RUDOLPH J. FAVRETTI "Rudy" Mystic "In all le! nature never be fi!H'gfl1fE"llU Glee Club 1, 2, 5, 4, All- State Chorus 2, Orchestra 1, 4, Science Club 1, Camera Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 1, 33 Brown and White Staff, Business Manager 4, Lat- in Club 1, Traffic Squad 3, 4, Freshman Party Committee, Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Committee, Bad- minton 5, Homeroom Treasurer 2. ALFRED W. FIDRYCH "Al" Mystic "A .iky winning way" Glee Club 1, Chess Club 1, Honorable Mention 1. MARY C. FINNEGAN Mystic "Not much talk-L1 greai, Jweet, .TIIEIYFEU Business Club 4, Wash- ington Club, Senior Prom Committee, Traiic Squad 4, Yearbook Staff, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Operetta 1, 2, 3, 4, Homeroom Treasurer 3. ALICE E. FISH "Al" Stonington "In the twinkling of an eyen Drum Corps Acrobatic Major 1, 2, 3, 4, Queen's Court 3, Latin Club 1, Individual Twirling 33 Business Club, Washing- ton Club, Badminton 33 Basketball 3. E1 1 GRADUATES EVERETT L. FONTANELLA "Abe" Old Mystic "His pranks ure lun good lo be mined" Honor Roll 1, 2, Student Council 4, junior Prom Chairman, Football 4, Washington Club. ELIZABETH A. FRANCIS "Betty" Pawcatuck "A1u'dj'.f willing and ready" Dramatic Club 1, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, Year- book Staffg Office Girl 4, Intramural Sports 1, 4, junior Prom Committee, Competitive Play Com- mittee 3, TIl1lIIC Officer 4, Operetta 2, 5, Home- room Treasurer 33 Busi- ness Club, Washington Club, Senior Prom Com- mittee. BARBARA E. M. FRENCH Stonington "Ark and learn" Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Mt. St. Francis School- Glee Club 1, Sodality 1, 2, Choir 1, 2, Scouts 1, 2, Dramatics 1, 2, jesus Mary School-joan of Arc Club 2, Business Club, Art Club 4, Year- book Art Staff, Washing- ton Club. RAYMOND S. FYFE "Ray" Pawcatuck "ln Jilence also llaerefr a LUIIYIIJ lim! brings no rue" Honorable Mention 3g Chess Club 4. page sixteen LOUIS J. ooNsA1.vt2s, Jr. "Lou" Stonington "Nothing .rlzcreedi like ,i11rcc.r,r" Honor Roll 2, 33 Hobby Club3 Spanish Club 3. ELIZAISETH j. GREEN "Red" Mystic "A rmuvl of glory lim! lndelb mf! .1uu1y" Glee Club l, Z, 3, 43 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. 43 Cafeteria Staff 3: Operet- ta l, 2, 43 Concert 33 Bi- ology Club 43 Sec. Traffic Squad 2, 3, 43 Waishing- ton Club3 Yearbook Edi- tor-in-Chief3 Office Girl 23 Senior Prom Commit- tee. HELEN A. GRILLS "Grills" Pawcatuck "A u'ir11lif1g llllj. .1 filmi- dll! .nlnilc" Drum Corps 23 Freshman Party Committee3 Sopho- more Hop Committee3 junior l-'rom Committee. ALAN M. GRINNELL "Alan" Mystic "High erected lbllllghll .rmlled in lhc bmrl of i4I1Il!l'lt"dKt'H Track 3, 43 Science Club I, 2, 33 Projection Club 33 Honor Roll l, 2, 33 4. GRADUATES X L- 'er 410-Ky ww-v ,- 'GV 'SZ- Pflgff seventeen LESLIE A. HALEY "Les" Old Mystic "A thy. great-lJr.urled. gw1tIen1.1u" Chess Club lg Football 3, fl ARTHUR D. HARPER "Buddy" Pawcatuck "'I'l9cy uerer laik who ul- zfuzyf think" Chess Club lg Honorable Mention 3. Joyce J. HARRISON "Joyce" Stonington "So much Lmgbler. Ja much life enjoyed" Wiiiter 2, 43 Yearbook StaH3 Glee Club 43 Traf- fic Squad 4. JAMES W. HAWKlNS, JR. "jimmy" Pawcatuck "ll ii ,llll'K'e.',f.l' lim! mluri .Ill in life"' Track 1, 2, 3, 43 Brown and White 1, Z, 3, Sports' Editor 43 Projection Club l, 2, 4, Treasurer 31 Honor Roll l, 2, 33 Hon- or Society 3. 43 Class Treasurer lg Science Club l, 23 Hartford Forum 33 W.M.l. Forum 33 Year- book Staff. if DORRIS E. HEMPSTEAD "Hemp" Mystic "One thing we all derire -popularit-y" Glee Club 15 Drum Corps 1, 2, Cheerleader Cap- taing Queen's Court 3g junior Prom Committeeg "S" Club 3, 4g Washing- ton Clubg Ofhce Girl 4g Yearbook Staff. ROBERTA E. HESCOCK "Betsy" No. Stonington "The faire!! thingx are thoxe that Jilent come" Glee Club 1g Traffic Squad, Honor Roll 3, 43 Camera Club 4g Wash- ington Club. HELEN C. M. HUARD Mystic "The dayr of our youth are the dayx of our glory" Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 1, 2g Operetta 1, Sophomore Hop Com- mittee, Brown and White Review 3g Business Club 4. DOROTHY A. JONES "Dom" Mystic "FreJh and Jweet ar the zfoire of a mountain" Ofhce girl 4g Drum Corps 1, 2, 32 Individual Twirling 3g Glee Club 1, 2g Honor Roll 23 Plays lMakeupJ 2. KATHARINE A. KEEGAN "Kay" Pawcatuck "Let thy ufordr he feu"' Glee Club lg Drum Corps lg Camera Club 4. SHEILA de S. KELLIHER "She" Pawcatuck "Plea.rant ii the air about her" Drum Corps 1, Girls' League President 3, 4g Honor Roll 2, junior Prom Committeeg Sopho- more Hop Committeeg Washington Clubg Traffic Squad 3, 4g Basketball 1, 2g Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Orchestra 3, 4. JOHN M. KENDZIA Pawcatuck "He Jtalhr through the hall! with the greatext of breeze" HELEN M. KLOTZ "Klotzie" Mystic "True love ir hard to ind!! Yearbook Staff, Business Club, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. FRED L. La FOUNTAIN Wequetequcmck "l find murh bdflpillejj' in lhii world" WILl.lAM R. LAIVIOUREUX Bill" Stonington ll"harei'ef he goer men and women acrefll him" Chess Club l3 Football 2, 43 Stage Manager 2, 3, 43 Student Council 23 Pro- jection Club 1. JANE A. i.ATHRoP Mystic "She imilud .ro mlm ii .t mile" Latin Club 13 Basket- ball 1, 23 Drum Corps l, 23 Glee Club 23 Cam- era Club 2, 33 Student Council 2, 3, Secretary and 'Treasurer 43 junior Prom Queen's Courtg Cheerleader 3, 43 "S" Club 3. 43 G.A.A. 3, 43 Sophomore Hop Com- mitteeg junior Prom Committee3 Washington Club3 Honor Roll 33 Bad- minton 23 Volleyball 23 Art Club 4. ROBERT F. LEWIS "Bob" Pawcatuclc "Happy the man who mu full today hir own" Chess Club I3 Projection Club 13 Latin Club I3 Basketball l, 2, 33 Hon- or Roll 1, 23 Honorable Mention 35 junior Prom Committeeg Brown and White l, 2. 3, 4. GRADUATES ii 'W l ife '. I Xmz page nineteen 5-ai? WILLIAM E. LEWIS, JR. "Bill" Mystic "l'm ur happy ui imy in lhir world" JEANNETTE D. LoBUGLIO "Bugs" Stonington "The .rweelefl liver are ihofe io duly wed" Camera Club 2, 3, 43 junior Prom 33 Honor Roll 2, 33 Yearbook Staff, Editorial and Art3 Traf- fic Squad 3, 43 Washing- ton Clubg Senior Prom 43 Badminton 2. LORRAINE I. LOPES 'Sugarfootn Mystic "Thou are lhe .rlur for whirh ull erenirig wail!" Glee Cluh 1, 23 Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4g junior Prom Committeeg Honor- able Mention 1, 2, 33 Girls' League Representa- tive 33 Cafeteria Staff 13 Girls' Soccer 1. CHARLES A. LoPRESTO Pawcatuck "YouIh goef hy with gladnerf' CHARLES H. LORELLO, JR. "Charlie" Mystic "Now I will do nothing but linen" SALTINA M. MADERIA ' 'Salty" Stonington "I'll he merry and free, and he .rad for nobody' Drum Corps 1, 2. RICHARD A. MAIN "Speed" Pawcatuck "Silents, if a virlueu Hobby Club lg Stage Club 2, 3. RUTH ESTHER MAIN "Ruthie" Old Mystic "Gentle of .fpeerh" Cafeteria I, 2, 35 Traffic Squad 3, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4g Washington Clubg Business Clubg Yearbook Editorial Staff. GRADUATES page twenty RICHARD K. MANSFIELD "Dick" No. Stonington "In Jolilude, where we are lean alone" WILLIAM A. MARCHAND "Bill" Mystic "I anchor my rbip for a lillle while only" GERARD T. MCKENNA "Mac" Mystic "Hi1 word hurnr like a lamp" Football 1, 2, 3, Co-Cap- tain 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4g Baseball 2, 3, 45 "S" Club I, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4g Junior Prom Committeeg Sopho- more Hop Committeeg Head Waiter 43 Year- book Staff. GEORGE F. MINER, JR. No. Stonington "Agrirultufe if my amhi- tion" Camera Club 2g Stage Crew 3. PALMER N. MINER No, Stonington "You nlimd in -your uuw Hgh!" Stage Crew 3. ROSE M. MITCHELL "Rosie" Stonington "She um IIIULUE in .1 maid" CHRISTOPHER C, MOORE, JR. "Chris" Stonington "Fur I bare I'Ilu't'l1. .md ,nu will du" ROBERT M. O'HAGAN "Bob" Pawcatuclc "Ile ii yllllllllf. be ii mer'- rj, he in l't'Y'-Q, rum wine" Camera Club 4, Brown and Wfhite Staff 4, Track 5, 4, Glee Club 5, 4, Boys' Ensemble 5. 4. sup GRADUATES page twenty-one ?"" K5 4, iv Q ELIZABETH M. OLIVER "Betty" Stonington "A rmfrry life u'ill9 pleur- .llll llvizlgr heguilen Drum Corps l, 2, 5, 4, Yearbook Typing Staff, Business Club, Waisliing- ton Club, Honorable Mention 1, 2, 3, 4. MARILYN A. O'NElL "Mary" Pawcatuck "Her 1IlI't'llll6,l'.l' I llL'1'4.'7' bleu' until ,fbe ,rmiled .ll me" Business Club, Wiisliing- ton Club, Drum Corps 1, 2, Senior Prom Commit- tee. RUTH D. OVIATT "Ruthie" Mystic "Linh I .Llff my !l'JIll.l' are feu"' Cafeteria Staff 4, Busi- ness Club, Honor Roll 4. FREDERICK J. PAPSON "Freddy" Pawcatuek "l'v',1rlire ii lbti buff of all n1.rlrlu'lnn1" Projection Club 1, Club 2, 5. 4, Football 2, 5, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 5, 4, Track l, 2, 3, 4, jun- ior Prom Committee, Sophomore Hop Commit- tee, Freshman Party Com- mittee, Senior Prom Com- mittee. CECILIA A. PLYMPTON "Celia" Pawcatuck "I never Ilyuuglal In ark" Washington Club5 Home Economics Club 1, 2, 3: Business Club 4. ANTONIO B. PONTE "Tony" Stonington "For be r1n'be.i' in u'beVe angelr fear to tread" Football 3, 45 Baseball 3, 45 junior Prom Commit- tee 35 Senior Prom Com- mittee 45 Spanish Club President 3g "S" Club 45 Hobby Club 25 Glee Club 45 Track 35 Washington Club. ALBERT W. PRICHARD "Bert" Wequetequock "For Ilya more ri mam klllllllf. lbs 711071 uwflb be ii" Chess Club 1, 45 Science Club 2. ANNE M. RAFFO Mystic "Our fbmugb lb? Held! and lbs' 1l'UUlZl.f41l1d UI'L'7A lbe uullf I fmre ll'FIId6'dll Badminton 35 Tratlic Squad 3, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 5, 45 Art Club 45 Yearbook Staffg Wasli- ington Club. GRADUATES -KC? ir' iwfv' page twenty-two WS FRANCES C, RAFFO "Fran" Mystic HL6'vH'I1ilIg ii' llullifllg u'iIfJr11xl rufli1'aled 7IIJl1IIc?7'IH Traffic Squad Z, 3, 45 Washington Clubg Bad- minton 35 junior Prom Committeeg Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 45 National Hon- or Society 3, 45 Advanced Algebra Winner 35 Year- book Staff, Senior Prom Committee. ARTHUR S. RATHBUN, jR. "Art" Pawcatuck "Kfmu'ledge cfnmff hill zzirdfmz lizzgerf' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 1, 3, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 35 Honor Socie- ty 3, 45 Chess Club 15 Projection Club ll Stu- dent Council 33 Club 2, 3, 4. BARRY A. RICHMOND Pawcatuck "Sun'e.r.r mnzci fu llwre who refuse to be di.imzm1ged" Honor Roll l, 2, 31 Hon- or Society 3, 45 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 41 Proicf- tion Club 15 Camera Club 4, Competitive Plays 3: Operetta 1, 2, 3, 41 Sci- ence Club 2. -IOSEPHINE A. RISICA "jo" Pawcatuck HCl7cll'7IljlIg people tire' rm! alzwzyr .sfwifedu Latin Club 15 Camera Club l, 25 Drum Corps 15 Glce Club 1, 25 Fresh- man Party Committee5 Soph, jr., and Sr. Prom Committee5 Trathc Squad 3, 45 Girls' League Rep- resentative 35 Basketball Varsity 2, 35 Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3. 4, Bad- minton 2, 35 Homeroom Treasurer 25 Brown and White Staff 2, 5, 45 Washington Club, Girls' Sports Editor5 Competi- tive Plays 25 Yearbook Staffg Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 4. CONSTANCE ROSE "Connie" Pawcatuck "That rrimmn noe. hau- Jweel and fair" Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 33 Year- book Sales Managerg Op- eretta l, 2, 43 Tratlic Squad 43 Washington Club3 Senior Prom Com- mittee. RALPH A. SAVY Pawcatuck "Yuuih gum hy wilh gludrzerf' Senior Prom Committee, Washington Club3 Chess Club 43 junior Prom Committee. EDWARD SCHLEICH, Ill "Eddie" No. Stonington "Mine har heeu a merry lifc"' School Play 23 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4. ANGELO E. SERIO "Ang" Pawcatuck "One enemy is Inu much" Football 1, 2, 3, Co-Cap- tain 43 Track l3"S" Club 2, 3, 43 Baseball 13 Soph- omore Hop Committee-3 Glee Club 1. .255 'L- 11'-'13 .XI X x X 1 x GRADUATES t 2. . Q 3 l page twenty-three ,sie K' gf NANCY E. SICILIAN "Nan" Pawcatuck "They mocked thee for ma much rurioJily" Yearbook Staff 3 Wash- ington Club3 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Latin Club 13 Drum Corps 1, 23 Brown and White 1, 2, 43 Honorable Mention 1, 2, 33 junior Prom Committee3 Trattic Squad 3, 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 4, President 31 School Play 1, 2, 33 Com- pcltitive plays 2, 33 Cheer- leader 3, 43 "S" Club 3, 43 Camera Club 2, 3: junior Prom Queen's Court3 Legion Winner 35 All-State Orchestra 43 Hartford Forum 33 Var- sity Basketball 3, 4. JEAN C. SOUZA "Candy" Wequetequock "E.1rlh har rm! anything lu .thaw more fair" Fife and Drum Corps As- sistant Majorette 1, 2, 3, 43 Student Council 33 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dra- matic Club Treasurer 33 Camera Club 23 Traffic Squad 2, 3, 43 Freshman Party Committeeg Sopho- more Hop Committee3 Washington Club. NANCY A. SPELLMAN Pawcatuck "The hlue of Jhier is the hlue of her eye!" Camera Club 23 "S" Club 3, 43 Cheering 3, 43 Hon- or Roll 1, 2, 31 Traffic Squad 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Sophomore Hop Committee3 Girls' Athletic Association 3, 43 National Honor Society 4. HERMINE E. SQUADRITO "Herm" Mystic "Su Jweel the hlurh of huJhfulner.t" Drum Corps 1, 2, 33 Honorable Mention 1, 2, 33 Freshman Party Com- mittee, Sophomore Hop Committee: Home Eco- nomics Club 33 Business Club 3. WILNIA E. STEADMAN "Libby" Old Mystic "I fell Ifiee lore if lltl- lllffflf .l'6'L'I111d .r1111" Glee Club 1, Z, 5, 4, Cafeteria Staff 3, 4, Hon- orable Mention 1, 2, 3, Yearbook Staff, Business Club. ROBERT STEWART' "Bill" Stonington "Of1i1111111i 1111111111 r111'1'11'e if 1111e, 5.1.1 1111 L'!7.INl'L' 111 fgbl fur Ilve111" Football Manager 4, Chess Club 4. KATHERINE H. STIEPHAUDT "Kay" Stonington "My 1'ig11r 1.1 like 11 Hell'- Illjlllclll AI7t'l1l1j'.ll Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, Dra- matic Club 2, 3. 4, Cam- petitive Plays 2, Wiriter 1, 2, Business Club. WILLIAM R. TAGGART Mystic "Bo" -1 He gillhevii l.IllXblc'P' JH lbs z1'.1y" Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4, Stu- dent Council 1, Compet- itive Play Z, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Presi- dent 2, Baseball 5, 4, Track l, Freshman Par- ty Committee, Sophomore Party Committee, junior Prom Committee. GRADUATES Nw- -my ibm-v K .1 .,,..i Z . 2' 3-is ' ,Jw ,, -4 eg 9 tn. C -53 mf' if page twenty-four Sup 'J-'Q HERBERT TENNANT, YIR. No. Stonington "He 111.11111 bfi' life 111.1 wry 11z1'11" MARY M. 'THOMPSON "Margie" No. Stonington "I 11171 1131: wry pink of L'11lH'le.ly'l Business Club. BARBARA A. VINCENT "Barb" Pawcatuck "The lifqlvf 15.11 fist ill r1'111111111'.r wet" Orchestra l, 3, 4, Sec- retary 2, Music Club l, 2, 5, 4, Operetta I, 2, 5, fl, Dramatic' Club Z, Camera Club 1, 2, Freshman Par- ty Committeeg Basketball Team 1, Drum Corps 1, Dean's Otbce Girl 33 Wiishington Club. MURIEI. IVI. VISGILIO "Maddy" Pawcatuck "She ir .1111 fur 1c.i1 .md .f!1ll7'ln Drum Corps I, Z, Glee Club 2, 3, Camera Club 2, 5, Cheerleader 3, 4, Girls' Athletic Associa- tion 3, 4, Student Coun- cil 5, Traffic Squad 3, 4, Girls' Basketball Z, 5, 4, Badminton 2, 3, Home- room Treasurer 4, W:1sl1- ington Club, Yearbook Staff, Freshman Hop Committee, Sophomore Hop Committee, -Iunior Prom Queen's Court, Business Club 4, Intra- murals l, 2, 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, Honorable Mention 5, junior Prom Committee. LAURA M. NVEYANT "La" Stonington "The .rum of hllllldll haf!- pimms" Drum Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Club 4, Honor- able Mention 1, 2, 31 Wfasliington Club. RALPH C. WHl2IEI.ER, ia. "Faris are rlublmru lbingf' CELINA E. l.ENlHAN "Nina" Pawcatuck "Beauty lima with kind- lien" Freshman Party Commit- tee, Glee Club I, 2, Op- eretta 1, 25 Sophomore Hop Committee, junior Prom Committeeg Senior Prom Committee, Camera Club l,Girls' Basketball, Homeroom Treasurer l, 2, 3, 43 Girls' League Representative l, 2, 5: junior Prom Queen, For- um Representative 3: Traffic Squad 2. 55 Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4, lntramur- als l, 2, Latin Club l. GRADUATES page twenty-live NO PICTURE AVAILABLE BARBARA J. WHlPl7Llf "Bobbi" Pawcatuck "fl bear! .md Illlle' fur I1l4'ludic',i" Orchestra l, 2. 5. 4, Mtv sic Club 1, 2, 3, 41 Drum Corps 1, Z, 3, 4, Twirl4 ing Major l, 2, 3, 43 ln- dividual Twirling 31 Soc- cer 1, 21 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Honor Society 3, 43 Volley Ball 1, 2g Bad- minton l, lg Girls' Bas- ketball Manager 2, Traf- lic Squad 3, 4, G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, Operetta l, 2. 3, 4, Latin Club 21 Brown and Wliite 1, 2, 3 4g Wilsh- ington Club, Camera Club 1 2, Deans Ottice Girl 31 All-State Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Editorial Staff: Girls' League Rep- resentative 5. BARBARA A. VVlLLlAMS "Barb" Mystic "C.1lllfr1ll'.r .l'L'lf' culllmf f.r zf'i,rdfm1'.r nm!" Glee Club 1, 23 Drum Corps lg Operetta Ig Honor Roll 2, 3, Year- book Art Staff. j. RONALD HOLLAND Pawcatuck "Unit lllplktif iff 01171 zz'e1rrm1e" Latin Club lg Chess Club lg Proiection Club 1, 2, Honorable Mention 1, 2, Student Council 2, Vice President 3, 4, Brown and Wliite 1, 2, 3, 43 junior Prom Committeteg Freshman Party Commit- tee: Class President lg Sophomore Hop Commit- tee. Y x w , x Y w 4 1 1 W I GLASS WILL l950 We, the members of the graduating class of the year 1950, of Stonington High School, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby declare and ordain the following to be our last will and testa- ment: I, Betty Amaral, do leave my happy-go-lucky ways to Audrey Santos. I, Charles Ames, do will my shy manner to Ken- neth Holland. I, Patrick Anderson, do leave my love for acting to Ronald Brown. I, Theodore Barraclough, do leave my ability to speak my mind to anyone with nerve enough to do it. I, john Barrett, do leave my motor bike rides to school to Anthony Lombardo. I, Glenn Bates, do will my neat appearance to Edward Miguel. We, David Birkbeck and George Miner, do leave our interest in farming to Milton Banker and Frank Bliven. We, Shirley Blanchard, Dorothy Jones, and Lil- lian Costa, do will our twirling ability to Beverly Capalbo, Patricia Messner, and Kathyrn Lord. I, Roger Bliss, do leave my interest in commercial work to james DeMarco. I, Leonard Brennan, do leave my position at cen- ter on the football team to William Squadrito. I, Gloria Brustolon, do will my ability to get along with the opposite sex to joan Appleton. I, Gladys Burdick, do leave my gymnastic ability to Muriel Enos. I, Lawrence Burridge, do will my interest in a certain senior girl to absolutely no one. We, Harriet Cady, Marion Cooke, and Wilma Steadman, do leave our interest in dressmaking to Sylvia Brustolon and Josephine Dinoto. I, john Castodio, do will my catcher's mitt to james Ballato. I, lleana Cerasoli, do bequeath my cute ways to janet Stanton. I, Howard Chase, do will my sociable ways to Stephen Hreschak. I, Martin Clemens, do leave all my Flirtations to Robert Delagrange. We, Beverly and Barbara Croucher, do will to the Ravenelle twins our companionship. I, Dorris Hempstead, do will my trim figure to Charlotte Buck. I, Patricia Curley, do leave my-position as major- ette to Geraldine Shea. I, Peggy Davis, do leave my love for horses to Elizabeth McConnell. I, Wanda Dimmock, do leave my interest in cheering to Constance Crowley. I, Henry Durfee, do will my position as senior basketball manager to Lonny Delaney. I, Sally Emmet, do leave my attendance at all games to Joanna Aiello and Ann Ryon. We, Barbara Enos, Celestine Faulise and Mary Finnegan, do will our quiet ways to Rose Marie Lo Priore, Anne Kiddy, and Elizabeth Peabody. I, Josephine Faillace, de bequeath my dignified manner to joan Wahtola. I, Kathryn Faulise, do will my dancing feet to Betty Lenzzo. I, Rudolph Favretti, do bequeath my musical fin- gers to Roy Smith. I, Alfred Fidrych, do bequeath my good groom- ing to Maurice Orlando. I, Rose Fiorino, do bequeath to Flora Mailhot my ability to do all things well. - I, Alice Fish, do leave my position as head of the acrobats to Esther Grills. I, Everett Fontanella, do bequeath my prefer- ence for blondes to anyone of the same opinion. I, Elizabeth Francis, do will my love for skating to Maureen jeffrey. I, Barbara French. do bequeath my interest in many things to Ruth Bristow and Eileen Barrett. I, Raymond Fyfe, do bequeath my last seat in P. D. to anyone who can keep it as long as I have. I, Louis Gonsalves, do will my shy smile to jo- seph Quattromani. I, Elizabeth Green, .do bequeath my red locks to Jean Jones. I, Helen Grills, do will my always pleasant ways to Ellen Anderson. We, Alan Grinnell and Robert O'Hagan, do leave our mania for chemistry to anyone who is capable. I, Leslie Haley, do will my "sharp" sweaters to Donald Lewis. I, Arthur Harper, do bequeath my embarrassing blush to Ronald O'Keefe. I, Joyce Harrison, do leave my contagious giggle to Sally Cone. We, James Hawkins and Barry Richmond, do leave our interests in new scientific developments to anyone who shares our same ideas. I, Roberta Hescock, do bequeath my collection of 4-H awards to Charlotte Dunn. page twenty-seven I, Ronald Holland, do leave my admiration for the late F.D.R. to anyone who can respect him as much as I. We, Helen Huard and Marilyn Cini, do will our constant companionship to Santo Risica and Dennis Saffomilla. I, Philip Jones, do leave to my basketball twin, Kenneth Crandall, my interest in the sport. I, Katherine Keegan, do will my record collec- tion to Jane Cyriacks for use at her parties. I, Sheila Kelliher, do will my pretty features to Michelle Fitts. I, John Kendzia, do bequeath my love for pho- tography to Duane Heineck. We, Helen Klotz and Hermine Squadrito, do will our flashing diamonds to absolutely no one. We, Fred La Fountain and Richard Main, do will our jobs as members of the stage crew to George Avery and Robert Main. I, William Lamoureaux, do bequeath my cheer- ful disposition to Banty Reid. I, Jane Lathrop, do will my eagerness to get ahead to Galeana Franco. I, Celina Lenihan, do bequeath my title as Junior Prom Queen to anyone fortunate enough to win it. I, Robert Lewis, do will my ability to hold a job to anyone who is ambitious enough to work hard. I, William Lewis, do bequeath my seat in Arch- ies' to George Richards. I, Jeannette LoBuglio, do will my ability to be late to anyone on the Old Mystic bus who can get away with it. I, Lorraine Lopes, do will my ability to joke to Richard Palmer. I, Charles Lo Presto, do bequeath my thought- fulness of others to Domenic Vennari. I, Charles Lorello, do will my faithful presence at all the games to Whitney Carpenter. I, Saltina Maderia, do bequeath my carefree ways to Diane Kelliher. I, Ruth Esther Main, do will my stately manner to Betty Mush. We, Richard Mansfield and Ralph Savy, do be- queath our "hot rods" to Alton Gray. I, William Marchand, do will my wanderings to anyone who has the time. We, Gerard McKenna and Angelo Serio, do be- queath our co-captainship to Joseph Adams and Robert Gilmore. I, Palmer Miner, do will my quiet but mighty appearance to Joseph Jones. I, Rose Mitchell, do bequeath my perseverance to Helen Ann Morton. I, Christopher Moore, do will my ability to fas- cinate women to Bruce Morgan. I, Betty Oliver, do bequeath my never ending wardrobe to Anita DiCesare. I, Marilyn O'Neil, do will my little girl ways to Joyce Geyer. I, Ruth Oviatt, do leave my helpful manner to Ruth Saunders. I, Cecilia Plympton, do will my enthusiasm in physical education to Mildred Furey. I, Antonio Ponte, do bequeath my experiences with the fair sex to Paul Huard. I, Fred Papson, do will my half mile run to Ronald Wilkinson. I, Albert Prichard, do will my interest in radio to Joseph Walsh. I, Anne Raffo, do bequeath my pleasant presence to Nancy Albro. I, Frances Raffo, do will my good nature and winning disposition to Betty Simonelli. We, Arthur Rathbun and Barbara Vincent, do bequeath our collection of tardy slips to Hubert Appleton and Charles Savy. I, Josephine Risica, do will my willingness to help others to Margaret Holliday. I, Constance Rose, do bequeath my drum sticks to Patricia Jones. I, Carmella Sammataro, do bequeath my ready smile and winning personality to Joanne Fontanel- la. I, Edward Schleith, do bequeath my interest in scientific farming to David Dunn. I, Nancy Sicilian, do bequeath my acting ability to Jean Barnes. I, Thomas Smith, do will my wardrobe and per- sonality to Joseph Risica. I, Jean Souza, do bequeath my position as as- sistant majorette to Patricia O'Brien. I, Nancy Spellman, do will my sweet voice to Mary Durham. I, Katherine Stiephaudt, do leave my school spir- it to the remaining "Bunga Boys." I, Robert Stewart, do leave my willingness to help a damsel in distress to Francis Crowley. I, William Taggart, do bequeath to William Haupt my love for the St. Louis Cardinals. I, Herbert Tennant, do bequeath my hidden mu- sical talent to Nelson Billings. I, Mary Thompson, do will my sociable manners to Marjorie Morrison. I, Muriel Visgilio, do leave my curiosity to Bar- bara Powers. I, Laura Weyant, do will my interest in aviation to Henry Le Clair. page twenty-eight I, Ralph Wheeler, do will my stride to Edward Miner. I, Barbara Whipple, do will my violin to Barbara Brunke. I, Barbara Williams, do leave my willingness to help others to Constance Sanquedolce. Signed, sealed, published and declared this as and for the last Will and Testament, by the class xefavf N 4 V? ! "n x If 4 V 'T if N fllq-L' a x of 1950, Stonington High School, in the presence of us and each of us, who at their request and in their presence of each other have hereunto sub- scribed our names as witnesses: 1osEPH1NE RISICA CARMELA SAMMATARO BARBARA WH I PPLE page twenty-nine BOY Ronald Holland . James Hawkins . Antonio Ponte . . Arthur Harper . . Gerard McKenna . Philip Jones . . Martin Clemens . Robert Stewart . . Glenn Bates . . . William Marchand William Taggart . Henry Durfee . . William Marchand Robert Stewart . . Rudolph Favretti . William Taggart . Glenn Bates . . . Thomas Smith . . Henry Durfee . James Hawkins . . Barry Richmond . Ronald Holland . Arthur Rathbun . . Thomas Smith . . William Lamoureux Angelo Serio . . Martin Clemens . Henry Durfee . . Everett Fontanella Arthur Harper . . Everett Fontanella GLASS VUTE Bert Actor Mort Arnliitioiir Clair Artift Mort Barliful Mort Athletic Cnteft Bert Dancer Mort Di gnijied Bert Disposition Mort Stylirla Happiert Mort Carionf Bert Looking Mort Courteons Mort Marital N oiriest Bert Personality Mort Popular Best School Spirit . . Mort Likely to Succeed . . Most Stndious Best Comedian Most Tartly Mort Refpectecl Most Charming Mort Sociable Clary Flirt Clan Giggler Most Verratile Quietext Did Mort for Claw page thirty GIRL . . Nancy Sicilian . Rose Fiorino . . Peggy Davis . . Mary Finnegan . . Gladys Burdick . . . Alice Fish . Kathryn Faulise . Elizabeth Green . Wanda Dimmock . . Kathryn Faulise Katherine Stiephaudt . Muriel Visgilio . . Celina Lenihan . Mary Thompson . Barbara Whipple . . Joyce Harrison . . Muriel Visgilio . Dorris Hempstead Katherine Stiephaudt . . Rose Fiorino . Rose Fiorino . . Joyce Harrison . Barbara Vincent . . Rose Fiorino Carmela Sammataro . Mary Thompson . Gloria Brustolon . . Joyce Harrison . . Nancy Sicilian . Barbara Enos . Rose Fiorino GLASS PRUPIIEGY The U. S. S. Transition designed and built un- der the direction of the famous architect, Albert Prichard, and owned by the well-known financier and philosopher, Ted "Hoot" Barraclough, is plowing its way through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean en route to Europe, which is now a union of many small nations ruled by the Royal Order of the Bunga Boys. The ship's captain is Robert O'Hagan. Some of his old Stonington High School class- mates are present. Let's look around and find them. Say, there's a group of faces that look famil- iar. There's the Honorable Rudolph john Favretti, American Secretary of Agriculture, on his way to Spain to serve as an agricultural ad- viser to the government, the well-known poli- ticians Patrick Anderson and Barbara French, and the famous world traveler and explorer jim Hawkins, who recently discovered the world's highest mountain. Among the celebrities making this trip are Monsieur William "Boyer" Mar- chand, the distinguished actress Nancy "Barry- more" Sicilian, and the popular dancer, Senor Mar- tin "Bojangles" Clemens, now starring in New York's celebrated Cocabans Club, owned by his old classmates Robert Stewart and William Lam- oureaux. Darting in and out among the crowd is the New York detective, Henry Durfee, who re- cently solved the case of the "Burning Sands," or "What Made Cassidy Hopalong." Another celebri- ty on board ship is Everett Fontanella, chairman of the coming World's Fair, scheduled to open next month. Two of his assistants, Peggy Davis, in charge of interior decorations and Bob Lewis, pub- licity manager, are also present. And there's Bo Taggart, world's champion Tall Tale Teller talking to Connie Rose, leader of the All Girl Band which has 500 members and is one of America's top bands. It certainly is fun meeting all these people. Sup- pose we step over to that crowd to see who they are. Isn't that Arthur Harper's voice we hear? Remember how quiet he always was in school? Well, he's now the chairman of the U. S. Senate Ways and Means committee. Well, look who are here! It's George Miner and Palmer Miner, who have recently risen to such heights in farming that they now are gentleman farmers and own several thousand acres of farming land, Ralph Savy, cham- pion hot rod driver of the worldg His Excellency Thomas Smith, Governor of Connecticut, who has made his state the safest in the country, and Laura Weyant, champion twirler of the world. You know, this is quite a ship. There's a large swimming pool above deck which certainly is un- usual. That reminds me - Glenn Bates, Holly- wood's eligible playboy bachelor, recently had a new million dollar swimming pool installed in his lovely Beverly Hills home in Southern California. The pool was designed by Gloria Brustolon, famed Hollywood home expert. It's reported that he's considering having pools built for his three private secretaries: Mary Finnegan, Shirley Blanchard, and Barbara Enos. Now, where was I? Oh, yes! Well, there's the pool and then there's a lov- Say, isn't that Alice Fish? Alice has made quite a name for herself in the twirling world during the last few years and her friend Marilyn Cini has also hit the lime-light in the twirling world. Well, l'll be a monkey's uncle if it isn't Saltina Maderia, who has been teaching home economics back at S.H.S., and Jeanette LoBuglio, who is traveling to Europe for a vacation. Jeanette is now an extreme- ly successful dietician. Wilma Steadman is here with her husband. She and her family are now living in Providence. It looks as if Wilma has a radio. There's a crowd gathering around her. They probably want to hear the news from back home. Let's amble over to hear what's going on. "This is Sheila Kelliher speaking, Ladies and Gentleman. Have you seen my latest picture, Twelfth Winter? I'm sure that you and the whole family will enjoy it. This is station B.U.N.G.A. You are tuned to the call letters of the stars, 1230 on your dial." "Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. This is William Lewis, your family commentator. And here's the news of the last 12 hours brought to you through the world-wide facilities of B.U.N.G.A. But first a word from your sponsor-When Colum- bus sighted land in 1492, he first called to his men -Hey you, time out for Lorello's 'Fizz,' Qmanu- factured by Charles Lorello, Inc.j best in the land, on sale at your local grocer's. In North Stonington it may be purchased at Charles Ames' Super Mar- ket. Remember, for the drink of your life, go Lor- ello's. And now the news. Leonard Brennan and Alfred Fidrych today were appointed chief me- chanics for this station. Flash! The Moon Rocket designed, built, and piloted by John Barrett, Ein- stein's successor, will leave the earth within twenty page thirty-one seconds. Barrett is already at the controls and his aides are standing by. A stranger boarded the Moon Rorhet. Can Mister X be Alan Grinnel, the fa- mous scientist responsible for the Unified Field Theory. The two were reported to have collaborated in the building of the ship. News Flash! Celina Lenihan, famed Miss America of 1953, was reput- edly offered 3100,000 to appear in Ralph Wheel- er's hit production junior Prom. A condensed ver- sion of this play may be read in this month's issue of the Monthly Gorrip, which has the eminent Rose Fiorino as its editor. Flash! The eminent doctor- scientist, Dr. Barry Richmond, A. B., M. D., today announced that his recent discovery of the long- sought-for cure for cancer has been accepted by the American Medical Society and will be put to use immediately. Flash! Scoop of the year! john fthe Molej Kendzia, recently in the Broadway Pro- duction Looh Ma, l'1n Pranring! was today voted America's top comedian. However, he has an- nounced plans of retiring from show business to open up his own photographic studio, his lifetime hobby, with Betty Oliver, one of New York's lead- ing executives, as his partner. It was reported to- day that Dorris "Van Hoff" Hempstead was offered 31,000,000 for one of her latest oil paintings. Re- ports are that she'll refuse the offer and is seriously considering selling it for charity. Flash! It was ob- served today that Raymond Fyte's laboratory in Miami, Florida, was buzzing with excitement. Can he have made another startling discovery? And now a happy word for you American women. To- day Parisian dress designers Roberta Hescock and Helen Klotz announced that full scale production of their New, New, New, Looh would begin in approximately one month. Now a happy word for you American men. My bet for the best automobile repair shop in town is Fred LaFountain's Repair- All, the only place in town where satisfaction is guaranteed and the manager Fred personally checks each and every car after his men are through. Farm- ers of America, a happy word for you. Howard Chase, brilliant inventor, today made public his newest and best invention in a long time, a mechan- ical plow, tirst of its kind in the world, that works solely by electronics. Happy plowing days are here again! David Birkbeck, owner of the 10,000 acre North Stonington farm P. D. will be the first to try it. Double, double, flash! Nurses Sally Emmet and Celestine Faulise were today made joint head nurses at the nation's biggest drive-in hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Now, for the news of the nation's capitol, we switch you to our Washington News correspondent, Ronald Holland." "There's good news tonight, Ladies and Gen- tlemen. Senator Larry Burridge, minority leader in the House of Representatives, will speak here to- day on the State Department's African policy. A bill passed in Congress today will authorize Roger Bliss, head of the U. S. Census Office to make an accurate count of the population of New London County, Connecticut. Admiral john Castodio will appear at a senate hearing today to prove to the Senate Naval Investigating Committee that more funds should be appropriated for the U. S. Navy. It is believed that he will protest the building of the super carrier U .S .S. Westerly, on the grounds that it should be called the U.S.S. Stonington. The American Olympic team, now in Switzerland, has won again. They played their final game last night and are now the proud possessors of the world's championship title. High scorers last night were Betty Amaral, Gladys Burdick, Lillian Costa, and Katherine Stiephaudt. Their total num- ber of points was 999. The sky was their limit. Washington beauty stylists, Barbara and Beverly Croucher came out today with a new home perma- nent kit. Now, I wonder which one has the Crouch- er. Joyce Harrison, star of Alwayr Leave Them Giggling really had her audience rolling in the aisles last night. For a wonderful time don't miss it-it's tops. Richard Main, for his wonderful handling of the scenery in North Atlantir was re- warded today with a thirty year contract as stage manager of the Little ,Theater of Timer Square. That's the news from Washington and we return you to New York and station B.U.N.G.A. Buzzzzzzzz- "Here's a late news bulletin, listeners-Richard MansHeld's Auto Arena was officially opened ten minutes ago. For thrills and chills, there's nothing more exciting than Mansf1eld's Auto Rating Are- na. And that's the news - see you tomorrow Qclickjf' Say, that surely was exciting. I didn't realize the class of "SO" had been so successful, did you? That's Ruth Oviatt over there. She's the author of that best seller I Can Hunt, I Can Firh, I Can Row a Boat Canoe. Mary Thompson, the captain's sec- retary, is coming over this way. What's up, Mary? What's that? O.K. I'l1 tell them. Mary said that there's to be a talent show on deck in about an hour. While they're preparing for the show, let's go up to the top deck and see what's going on. Here's Herbert Tennant. A successful song writer and pianist, he recently wrote Fm Off to Sea, to See the Sea, to See What I Can See. It's now number one on the British program Tip-Top Tuner. Doro- page thirty-two thy jones, Katherine Keegan, and Lorraine Lopes are the competent secretaries of Leslie Haley, fa- mous manutacturer of Haley's Rabbit Tailier for Good Luck. And there's our old friend Elizabeth Green, who's now one of Americas most talented singers. Elizabeth is known for her wonderful char- itable spirit as she's always taking time out to cheer up the sick and to sing for charity. You know, that face looks familiar-it's Helen Grills, owner of Philadelphia's largest dancing school. A song, Helen Grill: Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry, was recently written about it. Helen Huard, her old friend, also runs the biggest and the best modern dancing school in New jersey. Well, as I was saying-that talent show is almost ready to begin. Let's go! We don't want to miss it. "Ladies and Gentlemen: The U.S.S. Tmnrition proudly presents The Tmnrilion Follier. Our first act is Gerard McKenna who will give us an idea. of what the last football game between the Paris Bullets and the Madrid Sluggers was like. The spotlight turns on America's top football announc- er. Wonderful and thanks. Now for a violin ren- dition by Barbara Vincent called the Flight of the Warp. Next will be Betty Francis, champion skat- er of the world and her famous daredevil act in which she will attempt a live foot leap over twelve upright swords. Now a demonstration from Louis Gonsalves and Philip jones on the correct way to play golf. Louis and Philip are the champion golf- ers of the world, and are they good! Both hold sev- eral international titles. And that's our show." Say, wasn't that great! Those people were surely wonderful! Hey! There's Wanda Dimmock, Hol- lywood charm expert, who is on her way to Paris where it is reported she has a new job as fash- ion editor for the Parisian monthly La Parir. Patricia Curley is also in Paris where she is head dress designer for the weekly magazine La Farhion. Her two capable assistants are Marion Cooke and Harriet Cady. Remember Ileana Cerasoli? Well, she now has her own television program on which she's quickly becoming tel- evision's best singing star. Kathryn Faulise and jo- sephine Faillace, successful dress designers in New York, are rated as the number one dress designing team in America today. Who is over there? It's the Honorable Muriel Visgilio, Treasurer of the United States, Angelo Serio, famed star of the New York football team The Uhangirg and Fred Papson, successful New York engineer, who was one of the leading men responsible for the new Mantru Bridge. I also see jean Souza, famed eques- trian, on her way to Sweden Qwhere she will appear at a royal command performance at the Stockholm theater Smorgasbordj with jane Lathrop, cham- pion swimmer of the world. jane is not only known for her swimming ability but also for her water ballets. And there's Barbara Whipple, one of America's greatest educators, Dean of Pembrook College, Barbara Williams is a professor of chem- istry at the same college. Isn't that Arthur Rath- bun? Art is rated as America's greatest basketball star in years and he's so good that he annually at- tracts more people to his games than Gorgeous Beorge did in his whole lifetime. We see the Raffo twins, Frances and Anne, famed charm experts for New York's leading newspaper, and Charles Lo- Presto, famous Broadway comedian and star of Who'r Charlie, Josephine Risica, editor-in-chief of New jersey's leading newspaper, Carmela Sam- mataro, successful editor of a popular fashion mag- azine, Rose Mitchell, who is secretary to New York's biggest manufacturer, Christopher Moore, prominent coach of Brown University, Marilyn O'Neil, Nancy Spellman, and Hermine Squadrito, New York dress designers, and Edward Schleich, manufacturer from North Stonington. Ruth Main, who is standing near the railing, won the Pulit- zer Prize for her recent best seller. There are An- tonio Ponte, wealthy retired fisherman, and Cecilia Plympton manufacturer of popular cosmetics. Are you wondering who I am? Well, I'm a prophet- the spirit of the future. BARRY RICHMOND RUTH ESTHER MAIN IEANNETTE LOBUGLIO page thirty-three GLASS HISTORY It was a cool September day four short years ago that we, the class of '50, entered Stonington High School with much the same feeling as a freshman who has just made his first appearance on the football field. We, too, were but mere fresh- men, very inexperienced and new at this game. What would happen in the future was unknown to us. That we had a rugged schedule ahead was certain, and it seemed inevitable that we would be trampled by those bigger and more assured upper- classmen. Still we resolved to show them we would be able to do our share. With great difficulty we chose our first line-up, consisting of President, Ronald Holland: Vice President. Thomas Smith: Secretary, Rose Fiorinog and Treasurer, james Hawkins. The kick-off went underway with our freshman party and thus we managed to pull through the first quarter successfully. Opening our second period as sophomores, we displayed a great deal of improvement which we had acquired under the workout of Manager Wil- liam Griffin, our ever-faithful coach. Whatever fumbles we made were recovered by our Sopho- more Hop. The players holding the leading posi- tions this time were President, William Taggart, Vice President, Philip jonesg Secretary, Rose Fior- ino, Treasurer, Thomas Smith. Although we were still green, we managed to stage our first competitive play entitled "Angela's Surprise," directed by Mrs. Josephine Italiano. When at last we received our class rings, a feeling of confidence began to sweep over us, for we knew now that we were really gaining yardage. When time was called for the half, it was with both pride and admiration that we watched our drum corps perform with Alice Fish, our talented acrobat, in the lead. Back to the old grind we came as juniors, but this time we showed considerable improvement backed by our hard working cheerleaders: Captain Dorris Hempstead, jane Lathrop, Nancy Sicilian, Wanda Dimmock, Nancy Spellman, Gloria Brusto- lon, and Muriel Visgilio. Our new leading line in this third quarter was as follows: President, Thom- as Smithg Vice Presidentg Gerard McKenna, Sec- retary, Rose Fiorino, Treasurer, Larry Burridge. Another step toward our final goal was secured with the election of the National Honor Society members: Frances Raffo, Carmela Sammataro, Rose Fiorino, Barbara Whipple, james Hawkins, Barry Richmond, and Arthur Rathbun. After a long hard attempt, we staged our competitive play, "Special Guest," a drama under the direction of Miss Den- nehey. We made another stronghold with the elec- tion of our "Brown and White" staff capably super- vised by Mrs. Eleanor Cronin with Rose Fiorino as editor-in-chief. The last few minutes of this peri- od ended successfully with our junior Promenade under the direction of Everett Fontanella, general chairman. Celina Lenihan reigned as Prom Queen. Starting out with the fourth quarter, we found it hard to believe we were now seniors. It had been a close contest all the way, and a hard fought game, but now we started toward our final goal. The ofiicers elected were, President, Tommy Smith, Vice President, Philip jones, Sec- retary, Rose Fiorino, Treasurer, Carmela Samma- taro. Angelo Serio and Gerard McKenna, co-cap- tains of the football team, carried us through an ex- citing season. Philip jones' performance as captain of the basketball team was outstanding. At this time Nancy Sicilian was awarded first place in the "Voice of Democracy Contest" and Wanda Dim- mock was chosen for D. A. R. "Good Citizenship" award. The Senior Prom with its "Winter Won- derland" setting laid the ground for another stronghold. Plans were begun for our yearbook under the capable direction of Miss Silverstein, our faculty advisor, and Elizabeth Green, our ed- itor. Tearing through the line under the direction of Miss Pellegrino we presented "Submerged," our last competitive play. Our trip to the nation's capi- tol provided for many of us an exciting experience. Finally we made a mn away with the game, scoring in the last quarter with Flunk Day, followed short- ly afterwards by Class Day. It was almost impossi- ble to realize that only a short while ago we were just beginners. Our goal had now been achieved and we at last were ready for graduation. A reali- zation that all this practice and tiresome drilling had not been in vain now swept over us. This training had prepared the vital foundation for our future where competition would be much stiffer. Regardless of whatever it may be-four years of high school life, or four quarters in a football game- time has a way of passing, and along with each new day come new experiences, new responsi- bilities, and new hopes. just as the fifty years since 1900 have gone down in history as man's fastest century, so, too, have our four years at S.H.S. slipped by quickly. Upon the shoulders of each and every one of us falls the burden of making this a still better place to live in the second half of the twentieth century. FRANCES RAFFO ROSE FIORINO page thirty-four '5 I . . Roy Smith . Bruce Ivlorgzm . Nancy Allwro . Betty Simouclli Mr. Cyrus Morgan Cl.. A S S 0 F Pl'6,l'j0I6l1f ....... Vive P1'C'.l'.idI61If . . S6'L'1'L'Iz1I'.1' . . Yll':?rIJ'll'1'f.'1' . . '5 2 . james Ballato . Marshall Stowell . Mary Palmer Teresa Alexander Adziyw' . . Mr. Clarence Coogan page thirty-six L-W cuss or '53 l'1'c.ridw1l . . . Clark Appleton Vin' Pwfiffwzl . . . . Nancy Fish SL'l'l'L'z'dI'-1' . . jzlcquclinc Curley 'I'1'cn1.s1r1'w' . . . Patricia O'lSricn f1lfl'f.l'c'l' . . Mr. XXfilliz1m Petty pngc th i rly-x -x un 5 f I MM! 'li-p' -we YEARBUUK STAFF Editor-in-Chief . Bzzrinerr Mmzager' . Sales Manager . Art Editor . . . Sport! Editor . . . . . Elizabeth Green . james Hawkins . Constance Rose . Margaret Davis . Gerard McKenna Afrirtant Sporty Editor . . . William Taggart Favulty Adrfirer . . . Miss Beatrice Silverstein Art Adififer . . . . Mrs. Elizabeth Downes ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Josephine Risica, Bar- bara Whi le Barr Richmond Frances Raffo PP 1 Y f i Ruth Main, jeanette LoBuglio, Carmella Samma- taro, Rose Fiorino. ASSISTANT SALES MANAGERS: Rudolph Fav- retti, Anne Raffo, Wanda Dimmock, Patricia Cur- ley, Joyce Harrison, Lillian Costa, Wilma Stead- man, Helen Klotz, Betty Oliver, Betty Amaral, Dorothy jones, Katherine Stiephaudt, Mary Fin- The Yearbook Staff is composed entirely of Seniors. The main purpose of this book is to show the progress they have made during their four years. All activities from sports to social events are included. But what would a book be like if there were no pictures to illustrate it. Here we negan, Marion Cooke, Betty Francis, Harriet Cady. TYPISTS: Wanda Dimmock, Lillian Costa, Betty Francis, Marion Cooke, Betty Amaral, Betty Oliver. PHOTOGRAPHY: Dorris Hempstead, Lorraine Lopes, John Kendzia, Ileana Cerasoli. ASSOCIATE ART EDITORS: Gloria Brustolon, Barbara French, Barbara Williams, Martin Clem- ens, William Lamoureaux, jane Lathrop. have a chance to compare how the members of our class have changed since their gram- mar school years. Each person twenty years trom now has the opportunity to see just how close his prophecy came to being true. Orig- inal art work has helped make our book outstanding. page forty A FIRST ROVU-left to right-Francis Crowley, Gerald Noel, Robert Lewis, Ronald Holland, Margaret Davis, Rose liiorino, -losephine Risica, Rudolph Favretti, james Hawkins, Flora Mailhot, Robert O'Hagan. SECOND ROXV-Ronald Brown, Robert Tatro, Bev- erly Geyer, Esther Grills, Ida Ravenelle, Delphine Oli- verio, Patricia Forss, jane Peavey, Nancy Sicilian, Mrs. Cronin, Anita DiCesare, Elizabeth Crowley, josephine Dinoto, Nellie Smyrniotes, Geraldine Connors, Williiiiii Herman, .lohn Kc-ndzia, Donald Graff. THIRD ROW-Biirry Richmond, Sandra Clarke, Bar- bara Wfhipple, Anne Kiddy, Barbara Richards, Patricia Curley, Nancy Albro, -lean Barnes, Michelle Fitts, Pa- tricia Cooper, Barbara Hawkins, -lane Cyriacks, Dorothy Costa, Patricia Wloods, Joyce Bliven, Mary Durham, Don- ald Truss. FOURTH ROW-Eliiine Southworth, Carolyn Calkins, Barbara Powers, Rose I.aFountain, Shirley Lawrence, -Iacqueline Curley, Beverly Capalbo, Barbara Brunke, .loan Syracuse, Ethel Cone, Mary Ledwith, Constance Crowley, Delphine Corriera, Patricia Miller. BROWN AND WHITE STAFF lfrfifni'-D1-Clvief . A.l'.YfJfrll1l lfdilm' l5ll.fjl1l'.U' A Itzmzger . fl.U'f,llrl11l BIl.Yjl1L'.l'.l' 1lf'l41lIz1gL'l' I'lml0g111f2lwr' . . . fllljI'j.l'L'l' . The publication of the Brown and Wliite during seven months of the school year is made possible by a staff of hfty students un- der the supervision of Mrs, Eleanor Cronin, faculty adviser. Various duties of the staff Rose Fiorino . Peggy Davis . . . Rudolph Favretti . . Gerard Noel . Robert O'Hagan Mrs. lileanor Cronin members include collecting material for pub' lication, typing the material, proof-reading, and setting-up the dummy. The school paper is the medium by which scholastic, athletic, and social news is gathered and dispensed. page torty-one WASHI The Washington Club, consisting of sen- iors who plan to make the annual trip to the nation's capitol, represents many weeks of hard work and preparation. Numerous meth- ods are used to raise the necessary funds. Selling magazine subscriptions, food and rummage sales, dances, and baby sitting all Iinczzlfy Affziu U play an important part toward the realization of their goal. ' The excursion is taken sometime in April during the week of spring vacation. The group leaves from Westerly on a Monday morning and returns the following Saturday night. Highlights of the trip include a public page forty-two kk. lv-,g CLI B Mr. George Foley building tour of the Vifasbington Monunwent, the Smithsonian Institute, Mellon Art Gal- lery, and the Botanical Gardens. Public visits .ire made to the bureau of Printing and En- graving, the lf.l3.I. Building, the United States Capitol Building, Franciscan Monas- tery, and the XX!ashington Zoo. The itinerary also includes Georgetown, Annapolis, and a visit to the United States Naval Academy. This wonderful experience leaves with the seniors a host of unforgettable memories. page forty-three FIRST ROW-left to right-Nancy Sicilian, Barbara Wliipple, Mary Finnegan, Elizabeth Francis, Rose Fiori- no, Robert I-Iescock, Josephine Faulise, Muriel Visgilio, Sally Emmet, josephine Risica, Ruth Main. SECOND ROW-Mildred Furey, Constance Rose, Ellen Anderson, Flora Mailhot, Glenna Siswiclc, -lean Souza, joanne Fontanella, Nancy Albro, Nancy Spellman, Ann Kiddy, Joyce Harrison, Celina Lenihan, 'Ieannette Lo- Buglio, Ruth Saunders, Francis Raffo. THIRD ROXW-Miss Murdock, Esther Grills, Barbara lirunke, Eleanor Caswell, Michelle Fitts, ,loyce Bliven, Elizaheth McConnell, .lean Barnes, Sheila Kelliher, Anita DiCesare, Barbara Billings, Beverly Capalbo, Elizabeth Mush, Muriel Enos, Patricia Curley. TRAFFIC squnn Cjn-Cffzjmzizzr . . Josephine Faillace - Rose Fiorino fI6Ill'f.l'L'1' . . . . Miss Evelyn Murdock How many times have you heard those old familiar phrases: "Around the traffic officerf' "Single file on the stairsgn or maybe it was "No lockers." All these remarks came from one of our traffic squad members who have volunteered for these positions. Appointments are made at the end of the sophomore year. The squad has shown improvement he- cause the traHic positions are rotated peri- odically. Its success has been due to the pa- tient and able supervision of Miss Murdock. page forty-four FIRST RCJW left to riuht Dorotliy Costa. Kathryn liurtliik, lilaine Southworth, XX"antl.i Dinunock. lithel Cone, Cliarlottt' Cirowley, Mary Ann joseph. .lc-.in -loncs, Tina Durham, joyte liliven, -loyte Geyer, Constance fil'0W'lL'y. SECOND ROW' lflizaheth Crowley, Dorothy Clark, San- dra Nichols, Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. wlllL'L'lk'f, Mrs. Chesehro, Mrs, cjlClI1L'I1S, Maureen -lellruy, Evelyn Cfolprit, Elc-,mor Caswell, Ruth Oviatt. THIRD ROXVvRoger Main, Russell Stewart, David Dunn, Robert Hill, Gerard McKenna, Alton Gray, jr. GAFETERIA STAFF IJjr'vc1m' . Mrs. Addie Chesebro 1'l,Y.fj.l'li11lf . llcu1rf'll"t1iIt'i' Although there are many active clubs at S. H. S., this is one that we never could do without. The waiters, voluntary assistants who serve the teachers and help keep the tahles clean, receive passes to all school activities. Wliere would our waiters he without the l Mrs. Myra Wlieeler . Gerard McKenna assistance of Mrs. Chesehro. director, and Mrs. Wlieeler, her assistant? Of course. the staff would not be complete without Gerard McKenna as the head-waiter. Many thanks to them for their splendid work in kjeeping our cafeteria a pleasant place in which to eat. page forty-live FIRST ROW-Anthony Lombardo, Joseph Walsh, Rob- crt Lewis, Ronald Holland, Patrick Anderson, Barry Richmond, Roy Smith, Robert Tatro, Tony Ponte, Ru- dolph Favretti, Thomas Tanner, Clifford Clark. SECOND ROW-Sandra Rutman, Jacqueline Curley, Patricia Forss, Gerard Noel, Jean Barnes, Nancy Sicilian, Ronald Brown, Delphine Oliverio, Theresa Alexander, Jacqueline Donahue, Mary Galli. THIRD ROW-Jacqueline Rathbun, Josephine Andalora, Jennie Venturini, Donna Brooks, Alana Steele, Corrine Ostigny, Flora Mailhot, Mrs. Cullinane, Barbara Bergeron, Charlotte Crowley, Shirley Mitchell, Priscilla Morey, Mary Ann Joseph, Sally Cone. FOURTH ROW!-Margaret Kelliher, Peggy Davis, Car- olyn Calkins, Janice Burdick, Sheila Kellihcr, Barbara Powers, Gladys Herbert, Frances O'Neil, Michelle Fitts, Jane Cyriacks, Barbara Hawkins, Sandra Clark, Sally Emmet, Patricia Curley, Celina Lenihan, Charlotte Buck. FIFTH ROW-Marry Palmer, Sandra Nichols, Joyce Geary, Mary Gibson, Joan Wfestcott, Shirley Panciera, Gloria Gibson, Patricia Jones, Joan Wzilittmla, Margaret Ball, Fay Lawton, Eleanor Caswell. DRAMATIG GLUB President . . . Nancy Sicilian Vice President . . Ronald Brown Secretary . Jean Barnes Treasurer . .... Gerard Noel Advirer Mrs. Josephine Cullinane The aim of the Stonington High School Dramatic Club is to offer opportunties where- by members may develop poise, artistic ap- preciation, and the opportunity to express themselves creatively, rather than to make actors out of its members. Mrs. William Cul- linane is the faculty sponsor. The Club offers opportunities for acting and opportunities also for the construction of stage scenery, working out lighting effects, planning and executing stage settings, and making up characters. The annual three-act play, directed by Mrs. Cullinane and sponsored by the Dramatic Club, offers opportunities to the entire stu- dent body for acting, stage managing, pub- licity, ushering, ticket sales, and the many other responsibilities made necessary by a public production of this nature. Teachers and students cooperate to make this dramatic presentation a worthy success. "Seventeenth Summerf this year's play, was presented on the nights of March 2 and 3 to a very enthusiastic and capacity audience. Each member of the cast deserves an im- portant place on the Dramatic Roster of Stonington High School. Credit should also be given to the stage crew. page forty-six lfllihl ROXX' lvl! to riight Ruth S.llIlklL'l'N, Mildred Robert Delagrange, ,lost-ph Risrta, Miss lilatld. lfurrg, lflifalwetli Sinionelli. C,onsI.inte Crowley. Nami THIRD ROXV--Mig Cnrigaii, Mig Ciritlin. Nr. li.1lul-it-Jm, Nnrlran, XX'.rnd.r Dinuuotk, .lane l..rthrop, Aloanne lfon- Mr. Douville. Iam-ll.1, Dorris lleiiipsteail, Nanty Spelliuan, Muriel Vis- 1FQjLlR'l'H ROWf,.Am4L.h, gt.,-in l,,5L.l,h lz,l,1IAm,! Amlmi, llll"'- UI-'H-I l5"l'W'l"U- N-'WY AllW'- .l"l'W GVYW- Ponte, Leslie Halev, l..iwreme Del.1m'v, XX'illi.uu Ta! SITUNID ROW' l.ton.lrtl lirennan, lfrederiik l'.rpson, gart, Arthur Rathlwun, liverett l:llIlf.lI'lL'll.l, lierard lirurr' Moi,u.uii, 'lihoinas Ninth, joseph Adams, Rolverl McKenna, Charles Holly, N.rrshall Stowell, Steve Ciilinore, I..irry Biirriilige, Philip jones. Howard Chase, Hresehak. "S" 0 L U B f'l'4'.lfcfc'llI . lfir c' P1'c'.i'hfc'11! '1'1'r'i1,i'111'w' . .Sar'1'uli1f'.i' . Gerard Melienna . AngeloSerio Frederick Papzson . Ruth Saunders fl!fI'j,l'L!1' . . Mr. Wfoodrow Douville lNle-inluersliip in the Cluh is obtained Vifoodrow Douville the group has held two alter a student has earned a letter in a sport. dances to raise money for the elulw in order The fourteen cheerleaders are automatically to help equip the teams and make awards made members. llnder the guidance of Mr. especially championship sweaters. P-tue forty-st-veil FIRST ROW-left to right-Everett Fontanella, Sally monelli. Joanne Fontanella, Francis Crowley, Barbara Emmet, -lane Lathrop, Ronald Holland, Robert Gilmore, Sheila Kelliher, Glenn Bates. SECOND RCJW-left to rightwMr. Morgan, Betty Si- Richarcls, Ronald O'Keefe, Ruth Saunders, ,lane Peavey, Marshall Stowell, Alden Victoria, Williiiiii Haupt, Shir- ley Smith, STUDENT GUUNGIL PI'6,fjdC'lIf . . Vive Prefidem' . . Secrelary-T1'ea.rure1' Farzffly Adfifez' . The Student Council, our medium of con- versing with the faculty, is, as in past years, a great success. Representing the students are one boy and one girl from the freshman and sophomore classes, and two boys and two . Ronald Holland Robert Gilmore . . jane Lathrop . Mr. Cyrus Morgan girls from the junior and senior classes. Under the able direction of Mr, Morgan, the group has solved many school problems. We can thank the council lus the sup oft U P. . P of the faculty for our increasing success. page forty-eight I FRONT RCJW--- left to riglit--Nancy Albro, Flora Mail- hot, Carmella Sammataro, Barbara Wfhipple, Rose Fiorino. Frances Ratio, Nancy Spullman, Betty Simont-Ili, Laura Wt-yaiiit, SECOND ROXV-Barbara Brunke, 'Ioanne Fontanella, Josephine Faillace, Harriet Cady, Elizabeth McConnell, Ruth Main, Roselyn Evans, Ellen Anderson. THIRD ROXV-Alan Grinnell, -lim Hawkins, Barry Richmond, Arthur Rathhun, Robert Gilmore, Gerard Noel, and pianist Rudolph Favrctti. I'l0Il0R SOCIETY P1'w'idc'11f . 'l'm1,i'1n'w' . . Vice Pi'w'izfw1l . Sl't'l'l'fc11'.l' . . I 5111111 ly 1'lffI'j.l'L'!' Membership in the National Honor So- ciety is based mainly on a person's scholastic standing. liach person's qualities of leader- ship, character, and service are also taken in- to consideration. Fight members are selected Rose Fiorino . . Frances Raffo . Barbara Whipple . . Arthur Rathbun Miss Evelyn Murdock each year from the junior class and they re- main in this society until they graduate. The tour seniors with the highest scholastic stand- ing are automatically elected the ofhcers. The annual initiation was held in March. page forty-nine FIRST ROW!-left to right-Muriel Visgilio, Nancy Si- cilian. SECOND ROXVfNancy Spellman, Gloria lirustolon, Captain Dorris Hempstead, jane Lathrop, XXf.mda Dim- mock. CHEERLEADERS flLlIl'i.fH' . . Miss Winifred Fladd Every year seven girls are chosen out of the sophomore class to be cheerleaders for the following two years. They are judged mainly on scholastic standing, personality, and cheering ability. These are only a few of the qualilications. The girl with the highest number of points automatically receives the honor of being captain. Two senior cheer- leaders, the faculty, and the captains of the teams judge these girls. Football games are divided between the senior and junior squads with seniors having first choice of these games. During basketball games, junior cheerleaders cheer at jayvee games and seniors during varsity games. The senior captain is Dorris Hempstead and the junior captain is Joanne Fontanella. page fifty .'v ov, ,ai gf! 9 -1. ow' ya: pf-O Q1 Q-v +4 EZ lilRST RCJW-left to right-lfsther Grills, Barhara Bill- ings, Alana Steele, Barbara Wliitvple, Alice Fish, jean Souza. Betty Oliver, Nancy Cooper. Norma Bruno. SIZCUND ROV!-Betty Francis, Laura Wfeyant, Marg Serrano, .lean Colosi, jennie Venturini, Constance Rose, Patricia Curley, Geraldine Connors, Geraldine Shea, Nan- cy Fish, Peggy Sebastian, Lilliam Costa, Gladys Burdick, Ere-T- JJ THIRD ROW'-joan Wiilsh, Nancy Deliragga, Ellen Coogan, Patricia Coon, Dorothy Clark, Shirley Panciera, Patricia jones, Barbara Hawkins, Patricia O'Brien, Pa- tricia Cini, Sandra Nichols, Marie Hagman. FOURTH ROVU-'Eleanor Caswell, Barbara Bergeron, Lois Kelliher, Marilyn Cini, Patricia Forss, Edith Greg- ory, Jacqueline Donahue. FIFE AND DRUM GURPS The Drum Corps has been under the in- struction of Mr. Balcom for the past four years. The acrobats and twirlers are under the guidance of Miss Fladd, girls' athletic instructor. During the football season the entire corps followed the team to the various games. In addition, the corps competes during the sum- mer months in different towns. Stonington High School is in possession of many trophies that the girls have won. The Drum Corps has conducted many de- lightful assemblies, showing the school body the progress they have made. Any girl may join the corps and she may be sure of having loads of fun. Some of the awards won by our girls are Marilyn Cini, twirler-First place in Rhode Islandg Second in Massachusetts. Alice Fish, acrobatic twirler-Second place in Moore's competitiong Third place in Massachusettsg First prize in 1949 Talent Show in North Stoningtong Second prize in 1950 Talent Show in North Stonington. jean Souza, twirler-Second place in Moores competition in 1947. page fifty-one Left to right-Rudolph Favretti, Patricia Curley, Maur- - tas, Barbara Clay, Nancy Sicilian, Shirley Smith. janet een hleffrey, Barbara Vincent, Shirley Panciera, Barbara Saunders, George Kent, Bradley Barber, joseph Nacrara- Wl1ll7PlL', Barbara Brunke, Duane Heineck, Roger Main, tu, Marie Hagman, Richard Sousa, -lolin Sutclifle, Joyce joan Wiilitcvlgi, Donald Truss, jane Cytiaclcs, Gabriel Frei- Patterson. ORGHESTRA The orchestra this year has been in a re- building stage and includes a large number of new members who have been working hard to keep the standards up to the high level of preceding years. As has been the custom, some of the more advanced members in the grammar grades attended orchestra rehearsals which were held once a week. Besides some of its members taking part in the All-State Festival in Hartford, the orches- tra joined with the Glee Club in the presenta- tion of the operetta "The Belle of Bagdadf' which was held on May 18 and 19. GLEE CLUB About one hundred sixty-hve students signed up for the Glee Club this year. This is the largest group that has ever signed up for music in any one year. For the first time in three years, the Glee Club was able to meet during school hours, although it was only once per week. It is sincerely hoped that in future years the Glee Club may meet more often. For its production this year the Glee Club joined with the Orchestra to present the gay operetta "The Belle of Bagdadf' on May 18 and 19. page fifty-two FIRST RCJW-left to right-Betty Francis, Ruth Main. Lillian Costa, josephine Faillace, Mary Finnegan, Mrs. Stewart, Lorraine Lopes, Mary Thompson, Helen Klotz, Marilyn O'Neil, Hermine Squadrito. SECOND ROW!-llleana Cerasoli, Dorris Hempstead, Gloria Brustolon, Helen Huard, Saltina Maderia, Barbara vo, PJ 'fe-."' A ..,...g French, Marilyn Cini, Celia Plympton, Muriel Visgilio, Kathryn Faulise, Laura Weyatnt, Shirley Blanchard. THIRD ROXWiliarhara Enos, Ruth Oviatt, Betty Oliver, Betty Amaral, Barbara Vincent, Katherine Stiephaudt, Roger Bliss, Harriet Cady, Marion Cooke, Wilmat Steadman, Gladys Burdick, Wantlat Dimmock, Alice Fish. BUSINESS CLUB Adzfiier . . Mrs. Marie M. Stewart The newly formed Business Club is very popular with the senior business students. Its purpose is to train the future secretaries, stenographers, and bookkeepers and to give them better ideas of their future jobs. During the year several local speakers have come to the club meetings and explained to the group what they can expect in any job which is connected with shorthand, typing, or bookkeeping. page fifty-three FIRST ROW-Robert Gibson, Joseph jones, William Haupt, Martin Clemens, Roger Bliss, Robert Lewis, Ron- ald Holland, Charles Lorello, William Lewis, Philip Bonomo, Roland Pampel. SECOND ROW-Robert Main, Charles Holly, Alan Grinnell, Alfred Fidrych, William Lamoureaux, Mar- garet Ball, Florence Ferguson, jean Barnes, Delphine Oliverio, Robert Stewart, Richard Sousa, Gilbert Soren- son, John Burdick, Francis Costa. THIRD ROW-Henry LeClair, Ronald Seidell, Harold Ives, Richard Eppler, Thomas Smith, John Kendzia, james DeMarco, Lawrence Delaney, William Delaney, Robert Thomasson, William Reid, Larry Parkinson, Rob- ert Lowe, Duane Heineck. CHESS CLUB Prefidelzl . . Vice Prericiefzt . Sec1'etm'y-Tremzzrer . Adifiser . . . Kings, Queens, Knights and Castles-No, it's not a fairy tale, it's a game of chess. Our Chess Club, which once more has become popular, is open to both girls and boys. The . Roger Bliss . Leslie Haley . . . joan Wahtola Mr. Morris Fabricant primary reason for the club is to create an interest in the game of chess and to teach all how to play the game well. page lifty-four , .. -..n4,.un.-mm- FIRST ROW!-left to right-Roberta Hescock, Jeannette Loliuglio, Katherine Keegan, Rudolph Favretti, james Hawkins, Teresa Alexander, Patrick Anderson, john Kendzia, Donald Lewis, Barry Richmond, Martin Clem- ens, Robert O'Hagan. SECOND ROW!-john Miner, Rose LaFountain, Helen Ames, Patricia Cooper, Elizabeth McConnell, Richard Fyfe, Donald Trevena, Williatiii Herman, Ronald o'Kt-t-ft-, Maurice Orlando, Anthony Lombardo, Vivian Roberts, Delphine Oliverio, Sally Cone. THIRD ROW-Miss Murdock, Priscilla West, Marion Beal, Terry Rutledge, joan Kenyon, Margaret Kelliher, Shirley Panciera, joyce Patterson, Roger Main, Ruth Bausch, Gerry Shea, Patricia O'Brien, Charlotte Dunn. FOURTH ROW!-Richard Robertson, Edward Rustici, john Sutcliffe, William Squadrito, Donald Dennison, Harold Beal, Paul Stiephaudt, Charles Cady, Robert Thompson, Francis Previty, Peter Gray. CAMERA CLUB Preyidezit . . Vice Prefidwll . SL'U'L'fz1l',l' . . Y ll'6'cl.flll'6l' . . Patrick Anderson . john Kendzia . Teresa Alexander . . . Donald Lewis filII'j.l'l'1' . . Miss Evelyn Murdock The Camera Club this year consists of fifty members. The newly installed activities period is responsible for the large member- ship which is twice as large as that of pre- I vious years. The Club has made an etfort to take pictures of all school activities including assemblies, games, and meetings. Many of these pictures were shown at assembly. page fifty-tive FIRST ROW-left .to right-Leia Sammataro, Claire Booth, Dorothy Costa, Janice Burdick, Fay Lawton, Barry Richmond, Mary Gibson, Rose Rocha, Irene janiero, Geraldine Shea, Patricia O'Brien. SECOND ROW-John Miner, Eugene Garbarino, Peter Brown, Joseph Walsh, Francis Banker, Alfred Fidrych, Mr. Petty, Charles Cady, Richard Sousa, Robert Main, Ronald Seidell, Harry Ashby, Barbara Lo Priore. HOBBY Prerideni . . Vice President . Secretary . . . Faculty Advirer . The Hobby Club Was begun this year to take care of those students whose interests were as yet not represented by any other ac- tivity club. Some of the hobbies represented THIRD ROW-Rudolph Favretti, Gerard Noel, john Kendzia, Martin Clemens, William Lamoureux, Shirley Panciera, Joyce Patterson, Albert Prichard, Alan Grin- nell, Edgar Daigneault, Thomas Edgar, Alden Victoria. FOURTH ROW-Jack Fyfe, Howard Ives, Robert Mc- Shane, Lawrence Parkinson, james Hawkins, William Squadrito, William Lewis, Robert Stewart, Nelson Bill- ings, Ronald Holland, Charles Lorello, Robert Lewis. GLUB . Barry Richmond . Joseph Walsh . . . Howard Ives . Mr. William Petty were philately, coin collecting, miniatures, music, models, guns, radio, and several others. Local speakers gave interesting talks to the groups at various times. page hfty-six X VARSITY FIRST RONXf-left to right-Stephen Hreschalc, Larry Burridge. Edward Miner, Leonard Brennan, Angelo Serio, Howard Chase, Robert Gilmore. F00 Stonington opened its 1949 football season with a new coach, Wooclrow' 'XX!oody" Douville, at the helm. The season was not a memorable oneg when the last cheer had died away the SL'OI'C board read one win, eight losses. Two gridders on the Bear squad were All-C0n- ference selections, Co-Captain Roland Buck, hard- driving fullback was tapped for the honor for the second straight year, while Co-Captain Angelo Serio's brilliant work as right guard and stalwart of the Stonington line brought him into the ranks of the conference gridiron greats. Three players made All-Conference honorable mention. They were Wfilliam "Banty" Reid, right half backg Leon- ard "Les" Brennan, centerg and jerry McKenna, quarterback. I-ligh spot of the season was the upset win over Bulkeley 12-O, at New London, October 22, which kept Stonington in the Conference race. The victory was a glorious one for the Bears who entered the game as the underdogs. Two touchdowns in rapid succession at the end SECOND ROW'-Coach Douville, joseph Adams, An- tonio Ponte, Frederick Papson, Wfilliam Reid. TBALL of the second period brought the crowd to its feet. Buck went over from the one-yard line as the cli- max of a drive that started on the Stonington 36- yard line and powerhoused 641 yards for the first score. Less than 60 seconds later Halfback Vloe Adams chucked Ll screen pass to Quarterback Mc- Kenna. W'ith beautiful blocking, McKenna wove -10-yards for the second and final tally of the game. The entire Bear line repulsed the Bulkeley of- fense throughout the afternoon. Standouts in the line were Robert "Geef" Gilmore. Howard Chase, and Leonard Brennan. On a hot, muggy October afternoon the Bruins traveled to XXfillimantic where they came, saw, and were conquered, 21 to 6, by a powerful Wfindham team. Wfindham, led by their All'State halfback, Tillie Dubose, proved too hot for the Douville men to handle. Reid once again carried the ball for the sole Stonington touchdown. In a gruelling contest the following week Ston- ington dropped a 6-O heartbreaker to Norwich. Nu- merous Bear threats via the aerial route throughout page flfty-eight FIRST ROW-left to right-Charles Holly, Lawrence Delaney, Robert Delagrange, joseph Adams, Robert Gilmore, Lawrence Burridge, Leonard Brennan, Angelo Serio, Gerard McKenna, William Reid, Stephen Hreschak, Frederick Papson, Coach Fabricant. SECOND ROW-Coach Douville, Everett Fontanella, Anthony Ponte, joseph Serio, Ronald Buck, Howard Chase, Leslie Haley, Whitney Carpenter, Clifford Clark, Amos Banks, Robert Lowe, Donald Comeau, Coach Coo- gan. the afternoon bogged down before striking pay dirt. Robert E. Fitch's conference champions held scoreless in the first quarter, broke loose to ride roughshod over the valiant Bears the next week, October 29, defeating Stonington 20 to 0. The Stonington eleven got within striking distance of the enemy goal on several occasions, once as far as the ten-yard line, but strong defensive play by the Fitchmen turned the thrusts aside. A block punt by Robert Delagrange started the luckless Bear drive. The Bears, crippled by the loss of three regulars who were hurt in the bruising Fitch game, bowed to a bigger Middletown team 30-13 at the home field the next week. Although outplaying Middle- town in the last half by resorting to a passing at- tack, two touchdowns by Roland Buck were not enough to make up the difference. Moving across the river to Craig Field, the Ston- ington Bears were the guests of the Westerly Bull- dogs for the annual Armistice Day clash. The Bears, outplayed but not outclassed, felt the claw of the Bulldog in a score of 6 to 0. The game, nip and tuck in the first half, finally broke away in the second with the Bulldogs coming up with the only score. Stonington, always in the game, never gave up until the hnal whistle. The first half showed the defense of both teams but neither team showed any THIRD ROW-Robert McSl1ane, joseph Walsh, Peter Gray, Thomas Lenihan, Harold Beal, joseph Jones, Har- old Reynolds, Henry LeClair, William Delaney, john Burdick, Clifford D'Amico, Richard Costa, john Miner. FOURTH ROW-Bradley Barber, William Squadrito, Anthony Lombardo, Louis Marcotte, Clark Appleton, Lar- ry Walsh, Earl Whitford, Frederick Mason, Charles Knapp, Gerald Chapman, Douglas Raynor. substantial drive. Westerly after receiving the sec- ond half kickoff, marched down the field 65 yards, mainly on the running of Gingerella and Urso for the only T.D. of the afternoon. Stonington with Reid and Buck sharing the duties of lugging the pigskin and McKenna passing tried valiantly to get back into the ballgame, but to no avail. Serio, Gil- more, and Chase sparked the Bear line, while Fred Papson played an excellent defensive game in the backheld. Thanksgiving Day once again found S.H.S. COITI- ing out on the short end of the score. From the opening kickoff the Bears really showed their stuff as they jumped off to a quick lead. Buck gathered in a screen pass from Papson and romped 32 yards for a Stonington score. Westerly scored a T.D. in the second quarter and both teams were deadlocked at the half. Late in the third period the Bulldogs tallied the final T.D. on a pass to take the ballgame I3 to 6. In the final period desperation passes kept the Bears in the ballgame but they did not threaten seriously again. Competing for the last time in a S.H.S. uniform were Co-Captains Serio, Reid, Buck, and McKen- no. Also playing their last game were Brennan, Chase, Burridge, Ponte, Papson, Haley and Fon- tanella. Stonington wishes Coach Douville many success- ful years at Stonington and hopes his future here will be a long and successful one. page fifty-nine VARSITY Ulf to l'l,!l1t "il'llt'INLlN Smith. Captain Philip -lones, liruee Morgan, W'illiam Taggart, Rohert Gilmore. Arthur Rathlwun BASK Baskethall history was matle at Stonington High School tluring the I9-49-1930 season. For the tirst time in the history ot' the sehool, the Bears won the Eastern Cfonnettitut Conlierente. l.etl hy their hrilliant' captain, Philip Dlones, the Bears tompiletl a retortl ot' I9 wins and 5 losses. This also matle history tor no other team had as line a retortl, Rohert Gilmore antl Arthur Rathhun helpetl Vlones on the offensive, while Hrute Morgan, XX'il- liam Taggart, Kenneth Crandall, and joseph Atlams rhippetl in with stantlout floor games. -lones antl Gilmore were nametl to the all- t'ont'erenee team, antl Rathhun was seleetetl on the seeontl t'ontierente team. In atltlition, the Bears really tlominatetl the state tournament team: three players, -lones. Gilmore, antl Rathhun were nametl to the all-tournament team, with jones heing nametl captain of the team. The Bears openetl their season with an easy it to 21 victory over South Kingston at the S. H. S. gym. Gilmore was high storer with 19 points and ,lones threw in li. Stonington tollowetl up with a line perliormante antl surprisetl Killingly 60 to ET BALL 50. Phil jones patetl the Bears with 27 points. Next to fall heliore the Bears was the Alumni team, 61 to 30, .lones again patetl the team with 26 points. Stonington won its fourth straight game tleteating Chapman Tech ii to 26, jones again patetl the Bears dropping 2,1 points. He took 20 shots tirom the Hoof antl matte I2 ot' them for the amazing shooting average of 60 per tent. Stonington lost its tirst game ol' the sea-.on to their rival Westerly', 65 to 6l. The loss was a heart hreaker. Stonington ran a 2045 leatl in the first periotl but Westerly' fought hattk gamely antl the teams letit the court at halftime with Stoning- ton enioying a I2 point leatl. Wfesterly hrolae the Bears' one tlefense witle open in the thirtl periotl. They outseoretl the Bears 26-7 in this periotl antl went aheatl. Although Stonington outstoretl the Bulldogs in the final periotl, it wasn't enough. antl Stonington was tlefeatetl hy -l points. High man in the game was Stenhouse of Xwesterly with 23 points while four players hit tloulvle tigures lior the Ston- ington team: -Iones, Gilmore. Rathhun. antl Smith. Stonington again went to their winning ways with a hartl fought vittory over Brantiortl 56- 42. page sixty FIRST ROXWWIL-ft to rightAjoseph Adams, Arthur Ratlibun, Thomas Smith, Philip jones, Robert Gilmore, lirute Morgan, Wfilliam Taggart. This was their best to date. jones and Gilmore scored 26 and I-f points respectively, to pace Ston- ington. The Bears again tasted defeat at the hands of Wcfsterly' 5-I--46. The performance put on by Phil jones vastly overshadowed Westerly's win. jones scored ll points in the first half and no one knows how many he would have scored had he not been fouled out early in the third cluarter. The Bears were again ahead at halftime, this time by 5 points, only to lose the game to Stenhouse's deadly eye in the final three minutes. Stonington heat Billard in a lazy ball game 35- Bl. The liears trailed most of the game and won it in the last three minutes. The Bears won their seventh game rolling over Pawtutlcet Vocational 56-20, Stonington lost its first conference game at Fitch High Sthool. A different hall club took the floor against liulkeley. The Bears won their second conference game S5 to S I. Stonington outclassed Chapman Tech for the setond time winning S-l to 28. A scrappy team from Killingly, lacking in height but with plenty of fight, was defeated by Stoning- ton 65-Sl. The game was tloser than the score indicates. SECOND RONXf-Coach Fabricant, james liallato, Ste- phen Hreschalt, Duane Heineck, Fred Papson, Kenneth Crandall, Henry Durfee. The Bears defeated Branford for the second time in a well played game 61 to il. The victory was number ll against 3 defeats for the Stoning- ton cagers. Stonington's conference hopes were in the bal- ance as the Bears encountered Fitch. Playing every bit of the basketball of which they were capable, the Bears beat Fitch -i5-55. Stonington, assured of at least a tie, battled Bullceley to a -I7--46 win at Ocean Beach, thereby winning their first Eastern Connecticut Conference in basketball. Stonington defeated Newington and Shelton in the first two tournament games. The Stonington fast break was again responsible for victory. Stonington, favored to beat Derby in the semi- finals of the tournament, won in overtime -t7--ii. Stonington engaged Darien in the state class M tournament finals. Once again Stonington was hard pressed to win. But win they did and brought home the state championship. The margin of victory was again Z points, -I8--16, The Bears led all the way. Rathbun was the outstanding player for Stoning- ton. ln his final game for Stonington High School he showed why he was chosen for the all state team by scoring lt-I points. jones and Gilmore played their usual line ball and scored I3 and 12 points respectively. page sixty-one FIRST ROW-left to right-Arthur Rathbun, joseph Serio, Anthony Cattafe, Ronald Buck, Anthony Ponte, Robert Gilmore, Williiim Reid, john Castodio, Stephen I-Ireschak, james Ballato. SECOND ROW-Mr. Fabricant, Henry Durfee, Henry LeClair, Marshall Stowell, Thomas Smith, Francis Prev- ity, Robert Delagrange, Norman Pettini, Leslie Haley, Harold Reynolds, joseph Risica, Richard Sousa. THIRD ROW-Ronald O'Keefe, Richard Palmer, Don- ald Lewis, Francis Crowley, john Sutcliffe, Robert Mc- Shane, Howard Ives, Gerald Chapman, Charles Knapp, Everett Schramm. FOURTH ROW-Alden Victoria, Santo Risica, Dennis Saffomilla, joseph jones, james Furey, Louis Marcotte, Clark Appleton, Larry Walsh, Earl Whitfcmrd, Charles Cady, Ernest Theriaque. BASEBALL The 1949 baseball team was not too suc- cessful. The team played 15 games and only won one of them. The main reason for their losses was their lack of experience and hit- ting power. Even though the team constantly lost, their spirits were high. The one game they did win was the Westerly game-this by a score of 5-5. The co-captains of the team were Henry Bolduc, Joseph Italiano, and Donald Podziewski. The 1950 baseball team, captained by Roland Buck, is looking forward to a more successful year. The probable lineup will con- sist of veterans: Arthur Rathbun, james Eal- lato, Thomas Smith, Roland Buck, Gerard McKenna, Marshall Stowell, Stephen Hres- chalc, Robert Gilmore, and Joseph Risica. There is now a state playoff tournament for baseball, as well as in basketball. Here's hoping the team makes it. pa ge sixty-two FIRST ROW! -left to l'l.1Il1lfClHll'lL'S Lorello, Charles llolly, lawrence Delaney, Wfilliam Lewis, james Haw- kins, llowaril Cliase, Williqilii Squadrifo, Willigllli Reed. Gerard Mtlienn.t, Anthony Cattafe, Russell Stewart. SECOND ROW! -Frederick Papson, Harold Carpenter Amos Hanks, Lawrence Parkinson. joseph Wailsli. Alan Grinnell, Robert O'Hagan. Ronald O'Kc-efe, Richard Palmer, Robert Lowe, Alton Gray, -lr., llruce Morgan. THIRD ROW'-Coach Griffin, Clifford Clark, Robert Gilmore, Anthony Ponte, johnny Castodio, Robert Dela- grange, Williiiili Delaney, john Miner, Ronald Seidell Robert Hill. TRACK The 1949 track team, with Milton Kieburg and Willizliii XXfatson as captains, did not have a too successful year. They lost three meets, came in second in a triangular meet. and finished fourth in the liastern Connec- ticut Conference. Kieburg, Watscvii, Mc- Kenna. Colechia, Chase, Paul. Hawkins, Pap- son, Kiley, and Wfilkinson all gave brilliant performances and deserve much credit. The 1950 track team will have as its cap- tain Howard Chase. Veterans Hawkins, Pap- son, Chase, Wilkiiisori. and McKenna will again be back to lead the team to victory. This year's schedule consists of the Univer- sity of Connecticut Relaysg meets with Chap- man Tech, Robert E. Fitch High School, Bulkeley, Admiral Billard Academyg the Eastern Connecticut Conferenceg and the State Meet. Mr. Williiini Griffin of the fac- ulty is track coach. page sixty-three sw sl :Hx GLASS UDE '50 Tune: Til! the End of Time Stonington, we leave, But our thoughts will be with you. Through our lives we'll ne'er forget you Or our friends both old and new. Stonington, these years Have flown by so very fast, But they will always be so vivid When we recall our past. Hours of study, hours of fun, We have loved them, every one, Loved these rooms and halls, Plays, games, and balls, New Haven, Washington. Before the years go swiftly by, We promise now to try To bring you credit, joy, and fame, Our Stonington! By Nancy Sicilian page sixty-five PATROIIS MID PATRUIIESSES Algiere's Grocery Store Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Atwood Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Anderson, III Archie's Soda Shop Austin Radio Shop Bannon's Drug Store Mr. Frank L. Barlow Mr. and Mrs. George A. Berg Mr. john B. Bindloss Mr. and Mrs. Leroy B. Bliss Cady Motors Mr. Frank S. Cappuccio Claire's Mr. Robert C. Davey R. DeLage A. G. Store Mr. Rudolph DeLage Mr. and Mrs. C. Harry Denison Mr. and Mrs. Leverett Dimmock Mr. and Mrs. John S. Favretti Mrs. Marita Finnegan Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale Fiorino Mrs. E. A. Francis Freestone Shoppe Mr. joseph Freitas, jr. Mr. Henry M. Friedman Gaskell's Drug Store Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gervasini Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Green Greenwood's Service Station Mrs. jean Grey Hagman's Service Station Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Haley Miss Evelyn Hanley Hazlin's Universal Store Mr. and Mrs. Marcus jones Josie's Pastry Shop Kinney's of Mystic Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lathrop Compliments of Lawsen's Store Leonard's Shoe Store Lillian Rose Shop Dr. Frank Linzen Mr. and Mrs. N. L. LoBuglio Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Mailhot Mr. and Mrs. Morris T. Main Mrs. Susan E. Main Mr. and Mrs. George F. Miner Modern Home Furnishing Company Montini Grocery Store Mystic Pharmacy Noval's Mrs. E. A. Olds, Jr. Mrs. Anthony F. Oliver Mrs. James Parkinson Paul Schepis' Package Store Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pianka Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Rathbun, Sr. Mr. Allan C. Reed Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Antone Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schleich, jr. Southern Maid Donut Shop Stasia's Stonington Co-op The Friendly Shop Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Vincent Western Auto-Mystic Woodmansee's Gift Shop Wilcox Store page sixty-six TABLE 0F GUIITEIITS Dedication . Foreword . . Administration . Faculty .... Senior Introductory . Class Officers . Graduates . Class Will . Class Vote . . Class Prophecy . Class History . Class of '51 . Class of '52 . . Class of '53 . . Actiyities Introductory Yearbook Staff . . Brown and White Staff Washington Club . Traflic Squad . Cafeteria Staff . Dramatic Club . Club . . Student Council . Honor Society . . Cheerleaders . . Fife and Drum Corps Orchestra-Glee Club Business Club . . Chess Club . Camera Club . Hobby Club . . Sports Introductory . Football . . . Basketball . . Baseball . Track . . Class Ode . . . Patrons and Patronesses page sixty-seven Page . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5-7 . 10 . 11 12-25 27-29 . 30 31-33 . 34 . 35 . 36 . 37 38-39 . 40 . 41 42-43 . 44 . 45 . 46 . 47 . 48 . 49 . 50 . 51 . 52 . 53 . 54 . 55 . 56 . 57 58-59 60-61 . 62 . 63 . 65 . 66 5 AUTUGRAPIIS


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