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joa ' 1 :3 1 ■» Stoughton Historical Society P.O. Box 542 Smnghton, MA 02072-0542 (]iiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiniit]iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiin Dedicated to CITIZENSHIP Loyalty to our school we need, And loyalty to our friends And faithful to that greater creed Freedom without end. May we by word, and act, and deed Our worthy efforts spend. To be more loyal citizens And true Aijiericans. Loyalty in the days gone by. As shown by many men, Can be repeated if we try Today, and yet again; And if each day as we go on Each one his work does well With courage, trust, and hope that ' s strong True Citizenship, will tell. ]|||IIIIIIIIIC]imilllllll»IIIIIIIIIIIIE]IIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIC]IIIIIIIIIIIU]IIHIIIIII 7 37 A Magazine Published by the Students of Stoughton High School southeastern Table of Contents Dedication Table of Contents Semaphore Staff Senior Pictures 5-11 Commencement Week Activities 12 Editorial 1 Lest We Forget 1 " Orchids To You " 13 Future Flashes l ' Class Ode 15 History of the Class of ' 36 15 High School Days 16 The Queen ' s Husband 16 Project ' s Due 17 Walking in the Rain 18 Fifi and Madame 18 The Smile That Won 19 Football 20 Resume of Boys ' Basketball Season 20 Hockey 21 Girls ' Basketball 21 " You ' re Too Young My Dear " 22 School News 23 Club Notes 24 Barter 25 Spring 25 Music — Your Career 26 4 THE SEMAPHORE Semaphore Staff Adviser MISS RUTH DAINTY Editor-in-Chief JOSEPH COPELLO Assistant IRENE TIRELIS Business Manager WILLIAM BASSETT ROBERT SMITH. JULIAN DONOVITZ. ' " EILEEN CREAN and PAUL KELLEY Literary Editors EVELYN BERGMAN and BARBARA KENNEDY Assistant LORETTA KENNEDY Alumni Editors AINA CARLSON and DOROTHEA McDONALD Boys ' Sport Editor ALFRED STRIPINIS Assistant LEROY LITCHFIELD Girls- Sport Editor MARY SHEEHAN Assistant GRACE TAMULEVICH Exchange Editor PRISCILLA MALTBY Assistant JOSEPHINE DeLUCA Social Editors JOSEPHINE GILL and BARBARA LUTTED Senior News ' ALICE DUNKERLY Junior News NELLIE KUCINSKIS Sophomore News F. MITKIEVICZ Freshman News RUSSELL CUNNINGHAM Jokes Editor ALFRED DeSALVIO Publicity Editor WALTER GORDAY Assistants JOSEPH QUILL and JOSEPH MARTIN STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL WILLIAM BASSETT " A man he seevis of cheerful todays and co nfident to- morrows. " Semaiiliore Business ManaKcr. (He follected these advs.). Basketball llaiuiKer ; a ineiiiber of the Glee Club and Assistant Scoutiuastef of Troop 2. Stoughton. He is very much in- terested in Radio work and intends to jio til .Massachusetts Radio School. EVELYN BERGMAN " A passion for dramatic art is inherent in the nature of man. " " Kv " came in her Freshman year a very homesick young lady from I ' hil- adelpliia. Since then she has dls- tinduished herself alone dramatic and literary lines. A member of the dramatic club her last three years (Secietary Senior year), A member of Art Club S iphoniore year: Clee Club 2. 4 ; Semaphore 2. 3. 4 (Literary Ed. 3. 11 : Vice I ' lesident of French Clnh 4. After she attends a dramatic school, slie aspires to be a dramatic critic. PAUL BORGESON " The blush is beautiful but it is sometiine inconvenient. " raid always seems to be having a good time and eiijoyins! his High Scliool years with the rest of his group. AINA CARLSON " Pale tresses whose locks out- shine the sun. " Aina is a charnung, dependable, lanky blonde who is disliked by absolutely no one. For some reason she can ' t decide whether she wants to become a secretary or a lil)rarian. We favo- the former, especially since she a tod in that capa -ity for IMr. Randall. Her clubs were (ilee 1. 2. S. 4: French 2. :i : Dramatics 2, 3: X edlccvaft 2. 3. 4. She was manager of t ' -e girl ' s Hockey team 2 and 3 and has served on numerable com- mittees. Hall( we ' en Dance Com- mittee. Prom Comnuttee, (iraduation Committee. JOSEPH DI CASTRO " Victory belongs to the most persevering. " " Joe " was a member of the public speaking class formed by Air. Ran- dall and also chairman of iiublicity for the Senior Play. He won the sjielling c intest last year and the prize for s ' -lling the most tickets to the Senior Play. He intends t i be a postal clerk. PETER CHRISTOPOULOS " None but himself can be his parallel. " Peter ' s pe|). sense of humor and enthusiasm for all athletics, make him one of the best cheer leaders S. H, S. has ever had (and we ' ve had good ones). Piter is going to learn the tricks of all trades and then devote Irs k.iiowledge to the restau- rant business. If Peter ever owns any restaurants we ' ll wager that his " specials " will always be " Greek Salad. " Peter was in Dramatics 2, 3, 4 : (Jlee 3. 4 and i)layed baseball and star basketball as a Senior. He also assisted in the staging of the Senior Play. MARY BUCK " A thousand blushing appari- tions to start with her face. " Mary intends to g( into the busi- ness Wdrld and voti ' for the Demo- crats every time! She belongs to the (;iec Club, played Hockey 1. 2. and was on the Sophomore Dance Refreshment Connnittee. PAUL S. COFFEE " He sleeps well who is not conscious he sleeps ill. " Look out for the " K-illege-Ice Kid " r- he ' s .going to be another Fred Astaire. , , Believes in owniim a Ford and going out-of-town and that .Mr. Field was a public-spirited man. Paul ..was Class President 3. and on all the, conunittees that year. (Tel. 42.-.). HERBERT BUSCHENFELDT " Oh happy years, who would not be a boy? " Herliert is a very ipiitt person, whose hobby is radio wiirk. He in- tends to be an apprentice in an orthopedic shop and to become a first class oithopedic mechanic. JOSEPH BARTON COPELLO " But with the air of a man whom nothing can turn from his purpose. " If a vc(te were taken, .loe woulil probably be U(l.iudge(l the fellow must likely to succeed. This can be un- derstood when one is ac([iuiinted with his extra-curricular activities. Clubs: French 2; Dramatic 2. 3: Art 3: Basketball 2. 3, 4: Baseball 4: Class Offices: Treasurer 2. Presi- dent 4 : Conunittees : Sophomore Daiu ' e. .luiilor Prom, .lunior King, (iraduation : Senuipliore 2, 3, 4. Ed- itor-in-Chief 4: Senior Play and Student Council 2, 4. MAY CADDELL " A thing of Beauty is a joy forever. " .May is one of our quiet little ladies and is very popular with all her classmates. She is a member of Handicraft Club 4 and intends to be an efficient beautician after at- tending the Wilfred Academy. ALFRED DI SALVIO " Who makes quick use of the movement is a genius of prudence. " Alfred is one of the best dancers in our class. He seems to have pretty " fair " taste among the fe- males. He was an active member of Dramatic Club and was in the Senior Play. 6 THE SEMAPHORE RALPH DEXTER " The man of meditation is happy. " Ralph is a gond-lookinc fellow, well-liked — even if lie is a little aloof. On occasion lie can be ultra sociable — especiall.v in Chemistry riass. DOROTHY DIBBERN " The men of few words are the best men, " • ' DoU.v " is a real " club woman. " A member of the Glee Club. Handi- craft and Dramatic Club. She was on the Costume Committee for the Clee Club and an Isherette at the Senior Play. Dorothy plans to study nursing at the Evangeline Booth Hosjiital. HAROLD FOWLER " A gentleman and a scholar makes no noise. " Harold is a (luiet fellow, one of the genuinely well-liked chaps of our class. His voice swelled the chorus of the c;iee Club 3 and 4. Went- worth Institute should see him en- rolled as a student in the electrical courses next year. Weren ' t you pleasantly suri)rised by his acting in the Senior Play r Harold insists he was surprised too. JOSEPHINE GILL " She doeth little kindnesses which most leave undone. " " Jo " always says and does .iust about the right thing. She is tall and slim and attractive, very adept in studies: and can she wield a wicked needle ' . Makes most of her clothes. Basketball 3 ; Chairman of Ring Comnuttee3. GEORGE P. DONAHUE " An amateur may not be an artist though an artist should be an amateur. " George is a nonchalant good-look- ing voung man who certainly is talented along the artistic endeavor lines. After school hours he is busy establishing himself in one of our town ' s nicest drug stores. ALICE DUNKERLY " Archly the maiden smiled with eyes running over with laughter. " Alice is a very busy little lady and at affairs is usually seen accom- panied by Jimmie. And now, take a deep breath, while we reel off the extent of this girl ' s business. French Club 1 (Secretary); Art 3; Drama- tics 3. 4 ; Secretary of Class ' 36, 2. 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2 (Captain 1 of Freshman team) ; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. She was on numerous committees and made an extremely lovely leading lady in the Senior Play. Alice plans to " become a history teacher " par excellence. " GRACE DYKEMAN " Vanity is a Virtue. " Grace is the champion blues si nger of our class, specializing in " Va- hoo. " If it ' s a tall blonde, nicely dressed, you can bet it ' s Gracie. Her ambition is to be an expert fisher- man. Well she always did have a pretty good line. Glee Club 3. 4 : Handicraft 3 ; Basketball ; Hockey. HELEN FRANCES FOSTER " would help others out of a fellow feeling. " Helen is a very popular youngster and can she cook 1 She played hockey 1 and 2 and is a member of the Glee, Hiking and Handicraft clubs. She intends to go to Fannie Farmer ' s Cooking School. WALTER GORDAY " Better late than never. " Walter is certainly one of the most interesting boys in our group. His jokes are made a la Will Rogers and he walks about with a pre- occupied expression in his eyes. On the other hand he loves an argu- ment and waxes very eloquent on the slightest provocation. He is an extremely conscientious student ami excells in the mathematical anfl scientific studies. His activities wert : Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4 : Dramatics 4 ; Treasurer ' 3( . 4; Motion Picture Committee and Senior Play. Walter ' s ambition is to become a doctor via Tufts Medical School. GEORGE LEWIS GOWARD " Character is the diamond that scratches every other stone. " George is a grand athlete (Foot- ball Captain ' 35) and also a good student. He is ciuite popular — espe- cially in Chemistry Class. ARTHUR HAZELSTEIN " A mind full of knotoledge is a mind that never fails. " Arthur is quite a scientiflc-minded chap, and we admire him for his supreme self-confldence. He has among other numerous activities been a busy member of Dramatic Club. KENDALL HAMPE " A test of true c omedy is the masked expression. " " Hamp " is a tall, slim, loosely- knit-together fellow who as a nat- ural comedian can ' t be beat. STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 7 JAMES HANSON " Oratory is the power of beat- ing down your adversary ' s arguments and putting better in their place. " .liininy is another football star, .liininy says he wants to be a chemist after attending Tufts. He was on tlie Decoration Committee 3. and Stage Manager at the Senior Play. JESSELYN INNES " My hair is red but not of temper. " • Jay " is a tiny red-haired wliirl- wind in the gym. Slie played bas- ketball and hockey 4 years, belonged to Girl ' s Athletic Club. She was our Freshman Class Representative and Vice-President 2. Gay would like to be a buyer for some big firm. LILLIAN HENRY " Pray love me little so you love me long! " Lillian Is quite slim and cute looking. While " Pat " doesn ' t tell wliat she plans to do in the future we ' re sure a certain individual would luive very positive ideas about that. Her clubs are Glee 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Dra- matic 2; Handicraft 3. 4 (President 4). ROBERT JACKSON " An honest man close-but- toned to the chin, broad- cloth without and a warm heart within. " " Brother " .lackson will probably be remembered as tlie lad who had a barn for school parties. Bob is nuite serious about his ambitions whicli center around biology and bacteriol- ogy. He doesn ' t know yet just where he will study. He quotes Scripture, cracks terrible puns and makes pretty good scenery for the Dramatic Club. His activities follow: Dra- matics 2. 3. 4 : Football 2. 3 ; Grad- uation Committee. CHARLES HILL " A man of the world must seem to be that which he wishes to be. " " Charlie " claims t(j be S. H. S. ' s champion woman liater, but we don ' t li. lieve a woril of it, do we. Mary ' Likes fancy sliirts and doesn ' t be- lieve in having ambitions but never- tlieless is going to Minnesota to study Forestry. ALOYSIUS KAZLOUSKI " It would be argument for a week, laughter for a month, and a good jest forever. " " Katz " is one of our football heroes — a big blonde one ! He ' d rather be a politician than anytliing else except a woman hater ! He was on the Hallowe ' en Dance Committee 2, Junior Prom Conunittee 3 and Graduation Committee 4 and Assist- ant Manager at the Senior Play. BARBARA HOLMES " My man ' s as true as steel " " Peps " is a very active young person belonging to the Dramatic. French and Handicraft Club. She was President of the Glee Club 4, an l inten ls to go to business school. MIRIAM KEEFE " I had rather have a fool to make me merry than ex- perience to make me sad. " " Mimi " is another athletic Senior, having been on the hockey team 3 years and a member of tlie (iirl ' s Athletic Club : also Dranuitic and Handicraft Club and Ring Commit- tee 3. Mimi hopes to become a nurse. BARBARA HOWES " How far that little candle throws its beams; so shines a good deed in a naughty world. " Angels listen when she plays ! And may we add, as many others who cannot justly come under that heading. She was Senior Play Proiupter. She wants to teach and is going to Bridgewater Normal, (ilee Club 1. 2, 3; Dramatics 2. 3, 4; Orchestra 3, 4 ; Basketball 1. LEAH KELL " A merry heart goes all the day. " Leah is another of these good, all- round students. Her ability in studies however must take a bacl seat when compared with her athletic prowess. Hockey 1, 2. 3, 4 (Captain 3. 4) : Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4! Committees: Chairman of Refreshment Committee, Hallowe ' en Dance, Prom, Ring. Grad- uation and all the Hockey and Foot- hall Banquet Committees. She ' s hazy about her future but will prob- ably go to business college. MARGARET HOWLAND " My love in her attire doth show her wit — For every season she hath dressings fit. " Margaret is just about the smart- est-looking girl in S. H. S. She sliould make a grand costume de- signer, since her efforts on her own wardrobe have all been highly suc- iissful. She intends to study at tlie Massachusetts Art School. She attended Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4 : Art Club 3 4. CLARE KENNEDY " Character is higher than in- tellect. " Clare is light-haired and pretty- coniplexloned. She is more fortunat,? than most of us in that she knows exactly what she is going to do. in fact her application found acceptance and now resides in Framinghani Normal School, where its sender will learn the fascinating phase of Dom- estic Science. Her clubs were Art 2 : Dramatic 3; French 3; Glee 3. 4 (Pianist 4) ; Handicraft 4. THE SEMAPHORE THELMA KRONA " I ' ll tickle your catastrophe. " ' Tillif " U thf lK ' ;t kiiittei- ill the Si ' iiii.r Cla-is. Slie ' s a stock-room as-iislaiit and an active member of the Handicraft Club, being S cretary- ' j ' lca- urer 4. and Secretary 3. DOROTHEA MACDONALD " Fair tresses, vian ' s imperial race ensnare. " Dorothea is pleasingly pliiinp. fair and prettv. She is very sweet and a a result popular with everyone. Dorothea is unite talented dramati- cally and made a very domineering Queen Martha in the Senior I ' lay ' Botty. " Plans to become a Social Seivice Dranial c Worker and study at that type of Dramatic Work. Lemon jiie is her onl.v vice. Toe fodo.ving were lier extensive activi- tic;: (Uee Club 1; Dramatics 2. S, 4 : Public SpeaU:ng 3: French Club 3. 4 : Sen!ai)hore 4 : Vice-President of ' 36. 3, 4 : Decoration Conuiiittee for I ' rom 3 : Photograph Coinmittee : ( ' ' la s Play Comm.ttee : Beano Com- mittee 4. ALFONSE KWEDAR " Much may be said on both sides. " U ■ is small but croims like Crosby. We ( he red him as the " dirty anarch- ist " of " The Queen ' s Husband. " We know that someday HeMl be a clock salesM ' .an. ANNA LEHAN " My best ajid gentlest lady. " An!ia has a great many friends and is a very clieerful. friendly per- son. She plaved Hockey 1. 2. he- longs to (;iee Club and was an uvlierette at the Senior Play. She intends to be a hairdresser. PRISCILLA MARIE MALTBY " The pen is mightier than the sword. " " C:ila " is a Senior Class nnisicia i and has plavtd violin in the or- chestra for 4 years. She Is an active member of the Glee CUib and D.a;;!at:c Club. At the Senior Pla she was in charge of all i)roperties. Cilia won t be cnu.ted in regards to and)itions liut at iiresent wv think • lie ' s interested in dentistry. ELEANOR MORRISON " you be merry then I ' ll say, a man may weep on your wedding day. " Eleanor is a hapjiy-go-lucky per- son who can best be recognized by her fre(|uently voiced " Oh yah ' r " witli its inimitable upward inflection. She is another who e.vpects to devote her life to making other women 1 eautiful. She plans to study at Wilfred Academy. We hope this wcm ' t interfere with Lenny ' s interest in her or should we say. her interest in Lenny ' . Eleanor was kept busy by Glee Club 1 : Handicraft Club 2. 3: Basketball 1. 2: Hockey 2, 3. MARGARET LEHAN " Her curly topped head is gay. " Maigv ' s dark curls are carelessly P etty and -die is quite a sought- aller young lady. SALVATORE DI NOLO " A champion of champions. " Salvatore is curly-haired and the po.ssessor of an extreme inferiority complex. Although some don ' t take him seriously, he is often very sin- cere and capable of spouting woitli- wliile bits of philosojihy. He is a little undecided about his future. (Aren ' t we all?) and all we know is that it will i)robably be some branch of engineering. He iiartici- pated in French Club as a Freshman and Dramatics as a Senior. BARBARA LUTTED " She is small but there are those loho love her. " liaibara lias been very active in clulis in her four years. f;iee 1, 2: FreiK li 1, 3 (Sec. 3) : Dramatics 2, 3. 4 (S c. 3) (V.-Pres. 4) : Art 3 : Committees: Prom, .liinior Ring and • Jraduation. Some day she ' ll be a cl („)lmarni with her degree from Pr.dgewater. PATRICIA O ' BRIEN " Erin Mavournin. Erin go bragh! " (Ireland forever). " Pat " of the russet-colored hair and cute " 111 figgcr. " is one in- dividual we won ' t forget readily no matter how far we may wander after graduation. Her ever-ready Irish wit may have put her into a few scrapes but it certainly furn- i.shed some highly interesting class da.vs for us. Clee Club 1 : (Jirl ' s Athletic Club and Freshman Basket- liall Team. At present she has ikj jilans for the future; we suggest she write a book on the advantages of the well-educated woman. BLANCHE LIPSKY " Knowledge is indeed that which raises one man above another. " " Blanchie " has gorgeous skin: rtiidies more and gets better marks tha-i most people we know. And. altlio she doesn ' t make bones about it. Iras extensive knowledge of piano and harmony. Blanche is going to be a secretary and we believe a very gi. id one. {;iee Club 1, 2 : French Club 3 (President). BETTY PARENT " On thy heart the dew of youth, and on thy lips a smile. " Betty is a grand sport with an in- fectious giggle and an aversion to all thermometers. She wants to don an apron and specs and a stout birch rod after she finishes at Bridgewater. (ilee 1. 2 : Art 3. Hand- icraft 3 : Treasurer 4 ; Vice-l ' resident Hallowe ' en Dance Committee 2: Prom Committee 3: Hockey Team 4: (iraduation 4. STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL MADELINE PENNEY " She is beautiful and perfect as a snow flake. " " Lovely Little Lady " nuist have been written for Madeline hecause she is a very lovely and little one. Soiiielxidy else knows it. too, because slu ' s wrarins a very jiretty diamond rin- ' . Madeline says she ' d like to be 1 saleslady. MARY C. SHEEHAN " Hang sorrow, care is a trou- blesome burden! " Mary lias the most siiirere and yet comically different lauKh this de- partment has ever lieard (outside, of the movies). She is ratlier adeiit at standing up wlien the rest of us sit down in spelling matches ' aiul she has frequently represented ' lier class in the annual " bees. " ' .Maiv expects to enter secretarial schoo ' even though she ratlier likes tlie idea of being a reporter. She is fond of sports and belonged to tlie Girl ' s Athletic Club as a Freshman. Ba-k tball 2. 4: Art i. Dramatics H. 1 : Semaphore 4. WOODROW PERRY " This is the very coinage of your brain. " Woodrow is a very quiet person wlio really enjoys studying and likes cluniistrv ! He studied public speak- ing under Mr. Kandall and wishes to obtain some Civil Service posi- tion. A. STRIPINIS " Popularity is Power. " Alfred must be a very powei-ful man if the above adage is true. .Tust one grand fellow! Basketball I. : ' . 3, 4 (Captain 41 : Foi,tl)all 4 : Base- ball 4; Senuiiihore :i, 4: Committees: Hallowe ' en Dance. King Committee. Junior Prom Conuuittee. Cradualioii. Business Maiiagered our succjssful Senior Play. " Strippy " is going to be a politician. (We hope not!) GENEVIEVE PULJANOWSKI " A light heart lives long. " (Jenevieve entered S. H. S. as a Senior and altliotigli a little lonel.v at first, she has since made many fricriils. Although popular here, she appears to have interesting connec- tions in Hyde Park. CELIA KOVOLESKY " Be carefree in the joys of the dance. " Celia is dark-haired and rather Iiietty. We know from different sources she is extremely fond of dancing. Celia hopes to attend busi- ness college so that she nuiy be- come a stenographer. Her vocal efforts lieli)ed the Glee Club 1. 2. 3. JOE G. QUILL " A modest man never talks of himself. " .Joe is the (irade-A entertainer of the class. His lilting tenor voice ac- companied by tlie strains of the South Sea .flchoes Orchestra which .loe started with the assistance of .loe Martin and John Seba has been ap|)reciated by all of us. While we considered him a clever comedian, the fact that he can really handle dramatic roles was demonstrated to us when we saw him as the king in the Senior Play. Treasurer Class of ' :il in Junior year : Dramatics 3. 4 (President 4) : Semai}liore 3. 4. He plans to stud.v at Bishop Lee School (.f the Theatre so that he may go into radio work. LEO REILLY " Short of stature but strongly built. " Leo is anotlier son of Erin wlio gets along amiably with everyone as evinced by his ever-ready grin. WALTER WANCUS " Ojie ivho debates leads an eventful life. " Walter certainly does enjoy a good argument and often starts one for the fun he gets out of exasperating t!ie other part.?. BRONIE WASILEWICH " What soft expression glows in those dark eyes. " Bronie may have lo-st a little " l)ep " when Steve gi ' aduated last year but she was still gniMl euimgh to be elected a cheer leader: in fact so good that she received letters again in Hockey and in Basketliall. as she has been doing ever since her Sophomore year. Ring Committee and Hockey Banquet Conuuittee : her clubs were (;iee 1 : French 3 : Dramatic 3 : Handicraft 3, 4. Brorii ■ wants to be a beautician and if her own pretty dark hair is a testimonial of her work, she will be successful. DORIS SARRY " Good things come in small packages. " We know several pcrsiuis wlio think tiny blondes are very charm- ing, don ' t we Dot Diu ' is is a meni- lier of (;iee Club (TreasiU ' er 3, At- tendance Officer 4). Dramatic and Frencli Club. Slie was on the Soph- omore Dance Coniiiiittee and in the Senior Play. DOROTHY ZAISER " Her cheek was glowing, fresh and fair. " " Dotty " is a very sweet girl who was honored by being elevated to position of " stockroom " girl with " Tillie. " She was " occupied with (ilee Club 1. 2. 3: Dramatic Club 3: Handicraft 4. The girl ' s basketball team will be fortunate if they can replace Dotty for she certainly is a capable manager. 10 THE SEMAPHORE LOUISE CUSHING " And thus she walks among her swains — a princess. " Tlie best dancer at S. H. S. and another reason for P.rockton and Randolph thinking Stousliton ' s a nice place — even Brocktonian u i- dertakers, eh Louise Louise he- ir gs to Glee Club. Dramatic and French Club, was Assistant Manaser of Girl ' s Basketball 2 and 3. FRANCIS DALY " The scientific mind is not eas ' ly understood. " Francis or " Red " as th " fellows call him is -uite a huniori t in the " dr.v " varietv. His inath?mat ' cal and scientific abilities make up for his sometimes comical spelling. ELLA DAVIS " She trips the light fantastic. " Ella is an excellent dancer and can chew more of a certain prohib- ited if delicious substance than any- one else we knmv. favorite " sport " is dancing. FLORENCE FROST " ' Tis beauty truly blent she seems to me. ' ' " Tirttsie " was a very charminc usherette at the Senior Play. Slie U a member of (Jlee Club 4 and is also going to be a nurse. More heart-trouble for those patients I MILDRED GAY " Honest labor bears a lovely face. " " Millie " is a very i|uiet person but popular with all her classmates. She hopes to become a private secre- tary. GocaI luck. Mildred ! LUCILLE GEMME " Believe me if all those en- dearing young charms. " Stoughton High School ' s prettiest red-head. She ' s going to be a nurse — a lot of patients are going to have " heart-trouble " we ' re afraid! Lu is a member of the Glee Club, was usher at the Senior Play and was on Dance and Refreshment Com- mittee 2. DICK GRIFFIN " The man who blushes is not quite a brute. " We always considered Dick a fel- low who could talk longer on any given topic than anyone else in tlie class, but this year we were startled ly his going dramatic on us. Be- sides wearing unusual tie arrange- ments he may anytime be seen per- using three Dramatic Scliool cata- logues. He really plans to become an actor. He has attended Glee Cluh 1, 2. 3, 4 (President 4) : Dra- ma tics 2, 3, 4: Football 3. 4 (Let- ters) ; Track 1. He was on the Hallowe ' en Committee. JOHN JOYCE " True modesty is self -effac- ing. " John is one noiseless fellow we don ' t know much about except that his own " gang " appreciate his quiet- ness more, than the loud bluff of others. JENNIE KARONEWSKI " Virtue is like a rich stone, best simply set. " • ' e inie is another of these rather mii ' jt folks, who. thougli usually t ' most worthwhile, make it a dif- ficulty to know very much about tlipm. Jennie on occasion, ho vever. can be i)leasantly conversational and we learn that .she is studying hard to attain her goal, that of becoming a eood secretary. We think you have the making, Jennie ! In her Junior year she attended French club. ELIZABETH F. KELLEY " All things about her are bright and gay. " Elizabeth has a host of friends, a ready smile and is famous for her funny sayings. She is a member of Glee Club, a Librarian, Assistant Hockey Manager 3, and Hockey Man- ager 4. She intends to go to busi- ness school. ALFRED KEMP " But for mine own part it was Greek to me. " " Kempy " is f md of hiking — at least we see h ' m hurrying down Perry Avenue fairly often. His BARBARA KENNEDY " Fair ivas she to behold, that maid of seventeen sum- mers. " Barbara can make luscious choc- olate cake and write good poetry. She doesn ' t know what she wants to be but she ' d rather dance than eat. She plans to attend a business school. Glee 1 ; Semaphore 1. 2, 3. 4 (Co. Lit. Ed. 3. 4) : Dramatic 2. 3: French 2, 3 : Beano Prize Com, 4, JOSEPH MARTIN " As merry as the day is long. " " Joe " is short and dark and as the girl ' s say " sorta cute. " His broad grin is quite devastating and he uses it freely. His entliusiastic bass besides glorifying the Glee Club for four years, compliments the " South Sea Echoes. " Joe is an- other of the class who is .seriously considering the stage as a career. Tile way he played Phipps the but- ler to his pal J. Quill in the Senior Play, is good evidence of his talents. He has been respectively Joke and Publicity Editor of the Semaphore. GRACE McEWAN " My companions, let us be merry while we may. " Grace is a member of the Glee Club and Handicraft Club. She is another Stoughton girl who intends to be a nurse. MARJORIE PHILLIPS " Maiden icith meek sweet eyes, in whose orbs beauty lies. " It is always interesting to look around you and wonder who will become what in a few years. We marked Marjorie for a nurse and so we weren ' t surprised when she wrote on her form that she plans to study training after Prep. School. Marjorie is very attractive and wears sport clothes as no one else can. She is usually with Tootsle and Lucille talking over " such " Inter- esting things. Glee Club 1, 2. 3, 4. ROSS RYDER " Hoot mon, I ' m agin ' it. " It ' s really a shame, small wiry lo.iking Ross (who ' se really clever) can ' t write a book listing the things he ' s a(. ainst and putting in his order of things and conditions, a la Ryder. MARY SPILLANE " How brilliant and mirthful the light of her eye! " Mary is very pretty and does a very nuich appreciated bit of chauf- fering around these parts. Mary is also appreciated by one sophisticated •Mr. Hill. OLIVE SULLIVAN " Her eyes are sapphires set in snow. " " OUie " is the original " Beauti- ful Lady in Blue " and lots of folks really thing big blue eyes are pretty n ce. we hear. Olive belongs to the (;iee Club 4. was on the Committee for Refreshments 2, and intends to be a nurse. EDITH TESSLER " and silence like a poultice, comes to heal the blow of sound. " " Edie " is a quiet dark-haired little girl, rather self-etTacing who claims that her sole ambition in life is to become a secretary. However we know that she is more than a little interested in the varied interests of the beautician. Aren ' t you Edith y Her activities were Glee Club 1. 2; fiench Club 3. ELIZABETH TROWBRIDGE " A child of the forest — strong and free. " Betty intends to become a beauti- cian after attending the Wilfred Academy and we thing she ' ll be a good one even though her own curls are natural. Bettv belongs to the Glee Club. MARTHA WIHANTO " Silence is the perfect herald of joy! " .Martha is a tall and blonde young person who always has her home- work done. She says she hasn ' t any particular ambitions but we know whatever she chooses to do. she ' ll do well. AILENE YOCAS " A pean above all earthly dignitaries, a still and quiet conscience. " Arlene has a cute chubby face and decided opinions about practically everything. She plays piano and usually is with Barbara Holmes. Her clubs are Glee 1, French 3. She played basketball as a Freshman. Arlene has a decided opinion about her future ; she is going to be some- body ' s secretary. 12 THE SEMAPHORE Commencement Week Activities 1936 CLASS DAY IVY ORATION — Adviser: Miss Arnold Walter Gorday CLASS WILL — Adviser: Miss Lyons Arthur Hagelstein PROPHECY — Adviser: Miss Clark Alice Dunkerly Leah Kell Barbara Lutted Blanche Lipsky BANQUET HISTORY — Adviser: Miss Murphy Barbara Howes Anna Parent CLASS GIFTS — Adviser: Evelyn Bergman Aina Carlson Mr. Burke Barbara Kennedy Robert Jackson SCHOOL GIFT COMMITTEE — Adviser: Miss Twombly Florence Frost Lawrence Griffin Marjorie Phillips Alfred Stripinis GRADUATION COMMITTEE — Adviser: Mr. RandaU Dorothea MacDonald, Vice-President Alice Dunkerly. Secretary Aina Carlson Harold Fowler Arthur Hagelstein Jesselvn Innes Robert Jackson Aloysius Kazlouski Miriam Keefe Leah Kell RECEPTION COMMITTEE Jesselyn Innes Mary Buck Lillian Henry Barbara Holmes Elizabeth Kelley Claire Kennedy Advisers: Miss Donovan. Miss Dainty Thelma Krona Dorothea MacDonald Elizabeth Trowbridge Ailene Yocas Dorothy Zaiser Mary Spillane Doris Sarrey Josephine Gill Harold Fowler Joseph Quill Joseph Martin Aloysius Kazlouski Margaret Howland George Donahue Joseph Copello, President Walter Gorday, Treasurer Barbara Lutted Anna Parent Joseph Quill Alfred Stripinis Herbert Buschenfeldt Joseph DiCastro George Goward Alfred Kemp Woodrow Perry Alfonse Kwedar Walter Wancus COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE — Adviser: Mr. Payne Ella Davis Helen Foster Celia Kovolesky Margaret Lehan Eleanor Morrison Madeline Penny Olive Sullivan Edith Tessler Martha Wihanto May Caddell Francis Daly Alfred DeSalvio BANQUET COMMITTEE — Adviser: Mr. Knowles Louise Cushing Grace McEwan Dorothy Dibbern Patricia O ' Brien Grace Dykeman Genevieve Puljanowski Mildred Gay Mary Sheehan Lucille Gemme Brcnie Wasilewich Jennie Karonewski Anna Lehan Salvatore DiNolo Kendall Hampe Alfred Hinds John Joyce Leo Reilly Ross Ryder Paul Borgeson Peter Christopoulos Paul Coffee Ralph Dexter Charles Hill William Bassett CLASS MOTTO COMMITTEE Bronie Wasilevv ' ich Adviser: Miss Enos Dorothy Zaiser Paul Coffee STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 13 EDITORIAL W7ITHIN these pages we have un- dertaken the task of producing StoLighton High School ' s first year book. We have endeavored to endow upon our school a magazine which will create much enthusiasm and interest among the students. Our thoughts and labors have been directed solely towards the accomplishing of a superior and worth- while publication. For you, the faithful students of our school, we have essayed an edition, interesting, appropriate and enjoyable, while yet sustaining the ed- ucational qualities and virtues of a work of this sort. This book marks a new advance in the standard achieve- ments of our school. And so it is with this, our 1936 Sem- aphore year book, that we, the staff, intend to lay the foundations for the greatest and most successful year-books in the years to come. It was our whole- hearted cooperation, and your very ap- preciated and acknowledged support, that has made this production possib ' e. Therefore, in behalf of the so msri- torous members of its staff, The Sem- aphore thanks you for your unselfish cooperation and support in the past, and in true sincerity entreat you to continue in the future, to build bigger and bet- ter, interesting and successful publica- tions, in which case its work shall not have been in vain. Lest We Forget LEST we forget. But how can we erase from our minds the stirring picture of those young men and women who have put behind them years of happy school days, and now go forth to conquer new worlds of endeavour? We wish them luck, we who still have years of school life remaining to us. May their lot be even better than those who have gone before. Perhaps we are now looking our last at future great men and women who will guide our country ' s footsteps or ease the labors of those who struggle daily for a meagre living. Whatever may be their chosen line of endeavour, we are supporting them in spirit, to gain the heights for which they strive. We hope they will look back upon their hours with us as overflowing with comradeship. In past years these graduates have watched others take the great step from school life into the fulfillment of their hopes, their dreams, their ambitions. Of course every graduate ' s path has not been marked by success, but this should serve on ' y to challenge those that follow to sharpen their desires for those things that will provide them with the means of vaulting obstacles that were the downfall of their predecessors. It has often been said that a man with influence is a man with a future. How ridiculous this is ! The graduate today faces life armed only with the weapons his education and experiences have given to him. Times have changed and now a person makes his place only by the grit, determination, and intel- ligence to which he can lay ownership. It is our sincere wish that the lives of the members of the graduating class may be filled to over-flowing with hap- piness and usefulness, both to them- selves and to their superiors. Good luck to you, " Grads of ' 36! " " Orchids To You " BEHIND the thick, green, gruesome interior lies the dwelling place of the orchid, the orchid rightfully named " the aristocrat of the jungle. " Between the edge of the jungle-land and the orchids are miles and miles of treacher- ous adventure. White men and natives alike have braved the perils to make known to us the beauty of these delicate blooms. Within these miles of green treachery lurk snakes, beasts, insects, head hunting tribes of natives, and the dread fevers of the dismal swamps — they and not men, are predominant. Expeditions made up of hundreds of men, searching for these bits of floral gold, have tramped hour after hour, Continued on Page 22 14 THE SEMAPHORE Future Flashes Evelyn Bergman — In the Movies Mary Claire Buck — A nice wife. Minnie May Caddell — Beautician Aina Margareta Carlson — Living in Randolph Sarah Louise Cushing — Fan Dancer Ella Elizabeth Davis — Taster for a Gum Co. Dorothy Ann Dibbern — Poet Alice Constance Dunkerly — Actress Grace Emma Dykeman — Bicycle Rider Mildred Louise Gay — A wife Lucille Marie Gemme — Somebody ' s girl Josephine Gill — The President ' s Helper Helen Frances Foster — Cook Florence Mae Frost — Ziegfield Follies girl Lillian Clara Henry — Mistress of a gas station Barbara Alelaide Holmes — Old maid Barbara Lee Howes — Music teacher Margaret Gertha Howland — Designer Jesselyn Barbara Innes — A " red " sen- sation Jennie E. Karonewski — A mouthpiece Miriam Frances Keefe — Dietician Leah Madeline Kell — A loving wife Elizabeth Frances Kelley — Tourist Barbara Lorraine Kennedy — Curley ' s manager Clare Marie Kennedy — School teacher Celia Kovolesky — Big time girl Thelma Marie Krona — Barmaid Anne May Lehan — A wife Margaret Agnes Lehan — Gum sales- man Blanche Lipsky — A scholar Barbara Mildred Lutted — Bathing beauty Dorothea Elinore MacDonald — A doc- tor ' s wife Priscilla Marie Maltby — In the 400 Grace Evelyn McEwen — Mechanic Eleanor Lorraine Morrison — Rich wid- ow Patricia Margaret O ' Brien — We won- der Anna Elizabeth Parent — The girl at the desk Madeline Louise Penney — Authoress Marjorie Puree Phillips — Machinist Genevieve Barbara Puljanowski — Party girl Doris Erene Sarrey — A nun? Mary Claire Sheehan — V. S. spelling champ. Honors Mary Agnes Spillane — Chauffeur-ess Olive Edwina Sullivan — Singing lady Edith Louise Tessler — Typist Marion Elizabeth Trowbridge — Anoth- er Beautifier Bronie Carolyn Wasilewich — Profes- sional vamp Martha Mary Wihanto — Silent Partner Ailene Pauline Yocas — Stenographer Dorothy Louise Zaiser — Doctor William Goward Bassett — A general Paul I. Borgeson — Farmer Herbert Marall Bushenfeldt — A Bache- lor Peter Apostoles Christopoulus — Chef Paul Stanley Coffee — Ladies ' man Joseph Barton Copello — Capitalist Francis Martin Daly — A colonial Alfred Joseph DeSalvio — Model for toothpaste adds Ralph William Dexter— Clark Gable Joseph Salvatore DiCastro — Raising poultry Salvatore DiNolo — Revenue officer George Phillip Donahue — Artist Harold Channing Fowler — Professor Walter Joseph Gorday — Radical George Lewis Goward — Teacher in physical culture Richard Lawrence Griffin — Tennis champ. Arthur Alexander Hagelstein — Diplo- mat Kendall Minus Hampe — Big game hunter James Henry Hanson — Essayist Charles Ward Hill— Undertaker Clayton Robert Hinds — Town flirt Robert Neal Jackson — Town manager John Charles Joyce — A " G " man Aloysius Kazlouski — Kate Kilbancey, Inc. Alfred John Kemp — Ginger Roger ' s new partner Alfonse Michael Kwedar — Public En- emy No. 1 Joseph Charles Martin — Panther Rub- ber Woodrow Clark Perry — Sea captain Joseph Gilbert Quill — A politician Leo Francis Reilly — Chemistry teacher Ross Francis Ryder — inventor Alfred Felix Stripinis — A provident husband Walter John Wancus — An aggressive leader STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 15 Class Ode Stonghton High our Alma Mater, Oh hear us praise thy name, We sing of Love that we bear. For you and all your fame, Your fame shall ever be as dear to us. As thee Alma Mater Alma Mater, We pledge our hearts to thee. II We ivill show your gratitude. By being staunch and true. By standing by our motto. And Lauding praise on you. And naught can mar thy fame. For w-e will praise thy name. Alma Mater Alma Mater We pledge our hearts to thee. Dorothy Dibbern A History of the Class of Thirty-Six At the close of our graduation exer- cises, our justly famous class will go r:i-th from Stoughton High. We leave with many fond reminiscences of four years which passed too swiftly over our heads. 1932-33 On a very gay, bi ' ight, S ' sptember morning in the year 1932, an assembly of happy awkward Freshmen stumbled up those flights of stairs and listen2d intently to Mr. Randall ' s opening speech. After this the Freshmen did the traditional thing, kow-towing re- spectfully to upper classmen and doing nothing spectacular that would warrant special comment for the remainder of the year. 1933-34 The next year when we discovered that we were really Sophomores we found ourselves confronted with the problem of electing class officers. Our first officers were " Johnny " PoUucci, president; " Jay " Innes, vice-president; " Joe " Copello, treasurer, and Alice Dunkerly, secretary. They certainly proved themselves worthy of the honor. We sponsored the annual Sophomore dance and profitted rather well. We realized that we were not lacking in athletes when Leah Kell, " Jay " Innes, Tim Keefe and " Bro " Wacile- wich commenced to do things in the gym and on the field. 1935-35 Then came our Junior Year which most of us will mutually agree is the most eventful of all. Mr. Randall in- troduced a new social era. We were permitted to dance on seventh periods and during recess. The program be- came extremely popular. The success of our Junior Prom justifies our social efficiency. 1935-36 These four years have passed too swiftly over the heads of the class of thirty-six. We are now Seniors. Most of us have lost the prejudices against teacher and school in general, and now more fully appreciate its scholastic and social value. The class seemed to go dramatic this year. The Dramatic Club officers were all Seniors. The Christmas play cast was entirely made up of we " four- yearers. " And speaking of amateur theatricals we musn ' t overlook those aspiring young genius of the footlights who performed so remarkably well in the Senior Play. That great dramatist Joseph Quill, ably supported by Doro- thea McDonald, Joseph Copello and Alice Dunkerly in the lead roles. The only Senior class which profited financi- ally by its play certainly deserves com- ment. 16 THE SEMAPHORE The school publication is competently ably edited by Joseph Copello, and he with the assistance of Seniors has fared well this year. We musn ' t fail to mention Joseph Quill and his South Sea Echoes, who have cooperated so generously at school functions during their past two years. In spite of the fact that the class has been extremely successful in extra cur- ricula activities, we have a high schol- astic standing, and we can boast sev- eral classmates who have been the re- cipients of honor slips for the entire four years, thus we have not neglected our studies. The Student Council, presided over by Joseph Copello, has been functioning more systematically this year and we hope it will continue to do so in the future. The graduating class fully appreci- ates the help and cooperation extended them by the faculty, and realize that there is no just recompense for what they have done for us. And so to the tune of Annie Laurie, our class ode, we pass through the portal of Stoughton High hoping to make bigger and better history. HIGH SCHOOL DAYS The time for parting now has come, Our High School course is o ' er; In the halls and in the classroom We must part to meet no more. We think of happy High School days, Of each pleasant, bygone hour. And remember these few words always, That " knowledge " it is power. And as I look around the class. On each bright and smiling face, I wonder how the years will pass When in life each takes his place. From the din of many a hard-won fight. From the strife of every day. May each come victorious into light. And to fortune find the way. Alfred Stripinis " The Queen s Husband " iiTY ' ELL that certainly was worth seeing! " " Wasn ' t it well given? " " And by a high school class, too " ! " I never saw anything like it before ! " These, and other remarks of a wide and varied nature were heard on all sides for days and even weeks after the suc- cessful production of the Senior Class Play. Truly, a professional production, produced in the professional manner, " The Queen ' s Husband " was unsur- passed. And why not — hasn ' t our present class one of the most talented group of young aspiring actors and ac- tress.es as ever appeared before the footlights? We have, and are proud of it because that very play was passed over in a large city school, nearby, be- cause the committee thought it too dif- ficult to produce. But since our Senior Class always does things in a big way, it isn ' t unusual for us, at that. To have a good performance the players must be well cast, and all who saw the play will agree that each one was well fitted for his or her respectiva parts. And each carried his part out to perfection — not a hitch in the whole play except when Jackson spilt sawdust all over the king ' s drawing room. One reason why the play was such a success was due to its unusualness. it was different ; it had a deep plot, pas- sionate emotions, and a subtle humor that would spread a grin even on the face of the worst grouch. Each player seemed to live his or her part — lived it in such a way — that the audience, too, seemed to feel included in its very life instead of being a group of just mere on-lookers. Another thing — we made money on it, too. Now that is something to crow about, because all other classes just barely covered expenses. But enough of that — let ' s meet the players — and give credit where credit is due. Remember, of course, that all credit doesn ' t go to them alone — for we have yet to speak of property mana- gers, stage managers, etc. Step into the King ' s drawing room with me and meet the man, himself. King Eric VHI, known in private life as Joe G. Quill — blaa-blaa, etc. Ah, STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 17 and here comes his very lovely daugh- ter, the Princess Anne, or Alice Dunk- erly. That Alice did a fine piece of work is putting it mildly. Her sorrow was our sorrow, and her joy reflected in our hearts. That ' s acting. What more could one say except for the fine way of — ah — " clinching " with Frederick Granton. But — oh! Quiet please. May I pre- sent Her Majesty, Queen Martha — or if you would have it — Dorothea McDon- ald. A high and mighty Queen — you ' ll have to admit it. How can I find ad- jectives to describe Dorothea ' s per- formance. Let ' s say it was " par excel- lence. " Who ' s this? Why Frederick Granton, the hero. Doesn ' t he look handsome? His name? Why Joe Copello, of course, could any man play the hero better? I say no. Congratulations on a swell piece of acting Joe. Why, hello General, how ' s the artil- lery? My what a rough answer. He ' s dictator. Yes ! Walter Gorday alias General Northrup. A real forceful character brought to life by the superb acting of Walter. Another star, I say. Lord Berten, his ally, did a great job. He certainly looked the part with that little goatee. Who ' s that snob coming in the door- way — head in the air? Oh! Phipps — Joe Martin — the King ' s butler and partner in checkers. Phipp would nev- er cheat. His performance was a smashing hit. Great work, Joe. Here ' s Major Blent — snappy com- mander of the palace guard — devoted to his King. Pat Griffin certainly made a fine appearance and put zip and sparkle into the most thrilling episodes. We all remember Blent ' s aide — Robert (sand bag) Jackson — a new recruit — but Bob gave the audience a laugh — and also the cast — which had a difllicult time getting back to normal. And here comes his Royal Highness Prince William of Greek — the dashing young man who didn ' t like the Princess Anne — he didn ' t like her a bit — and he told her so quite frankly. Alfred De- Salvio is the gentleman and his accent made a big hit and he was well received. What ' s this tough, looking hombr ' -J doing? Oh! It ' s Taker— " the dirty anarchist " and everyone agrees that Al Kwedar " threw himself into his part " and meant every word he said. He was great. Could anybody but Kwedar shake a fist in front of Gorday ' s face like that? Come — Dr. Fellman — or Harold Fow- ler — the eminent college professor (in the play). Harold did a fine piece of work — displaying considerable talent. The three pretty ladies-in-waiting — Doris Sarrey, " Bro. " Wasilewich and Jesselyn Innes, added considerable color to the performance, as did Bar- bara Lutted, who acted as the Queen ' s chambermaid. Barbara Howes acted as prompter. P. S. — Many thanks are due to the efforts of Jimmy Hansen, Al Kazlouski and Al Stripinis for the tremendous am.ount of work that was involved in building and erecting scenery, etc. ; and also the property managers: Priscilla Maltby and Ania Carlson. Miss Clark and her salesmanship class deserve credit for handling the business end of the affair. Last, but not least, we thank the di- rector. Miss Dorothy Arnold and assist- ant director, Miss Ruth Dainty, whose untiring efforts were largely responsi- ble for the play ' s success. Jos. G. Quill PROJECT S DUE A project ' s due the twenty-fourth, Said teacher to her class. And so that means on Sunday To the bookcase I must dash. And go through all the magazines And through the papers too, For it is Sunday, the twenty-third And tomorrow my project ' s due. Then with scissors, crayons and ink, And with the aid of a httle glue, I try my best a way to think To get this project through. Now mother ' s books are all cut up. The latest magazines too, But what care I, it ' s the twenty-third And my project, it ' s all through. Isabel Butler 18 THE SEMAPHORE Walking in the Rain I HAVE ever been under the impres- sion that I am really a poetical soul at heart for I have always loved to expand in beauty as I once ventured to express it to myself. I can nigh well drive a listener mad, describing the White Mountains or Cape Cod, and some have even been known to walk out on my enthusiastic prattlings, about interpretive dancing, symphony orches- tras and modern paintings. Yet despite these distinct oddities I am afraid I fall far short of a true poet. An ' one with any literary aspirations whatsoever must at some time write a poem, ode, thesis or essay on the awe- inspiring, mind-relaxing, soul-expand- ing and spirit-soaring experience of walking in the rain. How delightful it is without hat, coat or galoshes, to sprint ecstatically about in a summer shower. What care you whether branches be crashing about you and your last wave lies limply on your neck. Upturn your thirsty face to heaven and feel the gentle rain from above stream your superlative make-up job redly off your chin. Shout and cry aloud, " I love the grandeur of it all ! " , while you bury feet in warm oozing mud. Laugh gayly as it brings an ill-deserved end to the pristine whiteness of your sandals. Tramp for miles and let the beauty of nature be absorbed by your soul and your starched linen suit ; let it trickle in rivulets of joy down your back, and if any say you are nuts, cry gayly " I love to walk in the rain ! Nature is at its best; it is alive with poetry in the rain. " If on the next day whilst sniffling de- jectedly in bed you can write a poem, ode, thesis or essay on your awe-inspir- ing mind relaxing, soul-expanding, and spirit-soaring experience you are a true poet and my hat, coat and galoshes are off to you. Priscilla Maltby Fifi and Madame f AN you imagine Madame, a beautiful lady of France and Fifi, Madame ' s pomeranian, dining together in the Cafe dwe L ' Etoile? Perhaps you can ' t imagine it — Tom and I don ' t have to for as we were promenading up and down that particular part of the Champs Elysees we saw it with our own eyes. Madame .stepped lightly from her blumont landaulet and followed Jacques as he strutted regally, nose high in the air, into the cafe, carrying Fifi ma- jestically before him, on a royal velvet pillow. When Fifi was settled comfort- ably opposite his mistress, Jacques left them and returned to the car. Tom and I stood staring at each other in the mid- dle of sidewalk and finally when we regained our senses we moved swiftly across the street and into the cafe tak- ing a table directly beside Madame. A waiter came to her table and between repeated bowing placed two menus be- fore her. She ordered her meal and then picked up the other menu and or- dered " gourmandise maison " for Fifi. I was puzzled and looked at Tom ques- tioningly but he did not see me, for he was staring wide-eyed and mouth open at the menu. As Tom turned to look at me his shoulders began to shake and he burst into a fit of laughter. I finally saw printed in large letters some French words which simply meant " Canine Menu " and my additional laughter must have disturbed Madame for she complained to the waiter and we were asked be quiet or leave. To ' stop laughing was impossible, and we were so weak that neither of us could think of leaving, so we continued to disturb Madame and Fifi until we were helped out. A big man took us by the coat collars and walked, or rather ran, us through the cafe, pushing us none too gently onto the sidewalk. In other words in good American slang we got " bounced. " I knew when I struck the sidewalk that we never would know what the dogs ate in that cafe, but I was wrong for Tom sat up and pulled from beneath his coat a menu for canines. He never told me how he brough it safely through the door of Cafe de L ' Etoile and I asked no ques- tions for we had what we wanted. We read it aloud : Regal de nica (consomme, carrots, minced meat) 12c. Dog vegetables, 18c. Bisca (white biscuit) especially recom- mended for puppies, 18c. Gourmandise maison (cereals and raw meats), 25c. This last canine dish was the one Madame bought for Fifi, and when we STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 19 read it we started laughing again. All this time we were sitting on the side- walk and people, dogs, bicycles, baby carriages and everything imagi- nable was passing us. A baby carriage didn ' t quite miss Tom, running over his fingers and it was his exclamation that cleared my mind making me remember where I was. Standing up I searched for Madame, but she and Fifi had fled with Jacques in the blumont landaulet — out of our lives forever. A. Packard The Smile That Won HIS Honor, the Mayor of Minnow- ville removed his pince-nez, blinked, raised his eyebrows quizzically and looked at the spectacle which was coming down the street. The third sec- tion of the annual Prize Day Parade had obtained an addition in the form of a tattered boy whose cap sat well down on his ears. His Honor giggled and then coughed lest his associates shouM suspect. Perhaps, at last, his ambition was to be realized. Perhaps, perhaps he would at last see Harold " Harry " Hammerhurst, the haughtiest of the haughty drum major ' s smile. To under- stand this odd desire one must be aware of the esteem in which Minnowville holds their mayor. Every third Sun- day a parade is given for his approval. On the other Sundays the mayor usually is in demand as a judge in out-of-Min- nowville parades. And in his long rather tiresome career, he had yet to see a drum major smile. He would have given his bottom dollar to have heard the conversation going on between the gold-braided Harry and the ragged, much becapped Henry. " Ssssst-Sssss Mister, Mister, " stage whispered the urchin, twisting his el- fin face in an attempt to gain high-brow Harry ' s attention. " Go-away, kid. Scram, " said calm Henry in a tone which spoke in years of experience in talking while whirling his baton and without moving the huge overgrown fur muff " perched on his head. " Lookit me, Mister, Lookit me. Ain ' t I grand, " screamed Henry over the rumble of drums. Truly he was a carbon copy of Harry without the re- splendent glory of the red and white uniform and the superior dignity of the height. " Go away, " growled Henry without flicking an eyelash or twitch of his white gloved fingers. But the little scamp was persistent and seizing at the stick which his puppy pal and bosom companion, Skippy, had brought him, he continued his imita- tion with the air of a professional. " Look, Mister, I gotta a stick just liko yours — almost sorta. Skippy got it fer me. He ' s a plenty smart dog. " " This, " muttered the strutting major as he gave his gold headed baton a twirl, " is a baton. " " No, kidding, " jeered Henry, " mine is a ' batony, ' too. " " Go away and take your dog. Hurry up before he gets to the judge ' s stand " sternly commanded Harry turning his head one-tenth of an inch because of his rigid collar. " Naw, I like marching on front of a parade and Skippy likes it, too, " re- assured Henry with a wide grin reveal- ing a wide gap in front of his dental apparatus. " For the love of heaven, scram, " gasped Harry at a loss to express his feeling. They were almost at the judge ' s stand. In one last desperate ef- fort Harry turned his head two whole inches and wagged the plume on the top of his enormous hat piece. " Out, scram, go away. I ' ll give you a quarter — scram. " " Naw, I wanna see who gets the first prize. Me and Skip, we ' ll stick around, " confided Henry as he calmly pocketed his grimy hands. Please, kid, be a pal, be a man. Go away " said the exasperated Harry like a drowning man. And to show what politeness does Henry vanished in the crowd with an " O K, Mister, anything to oblige. " The company halted before the judg- ing stand and a huge very round in- dividual His Honor, the Mayor, in striped pants and a cut-a-way coat bounded down the stairs. He raised his plumb hand and got the desired silence immediately after five minutes. Hold- ing one ' s hand aloft for five minutes is fatiguing work so His Honor drew Continued on Page 22 20 THE SEMAPHORE ICS Football Coach Burke has successfully com- pleted another year as head coach of the Stoughton High School Football team. Prospects were not very good this year, and Coach Burke, with his " green " team, had to be content with a fair sea- son. Stoughton started off the 1935 season by defeating Randolph 13-0. Stoughton High School began to click in the sec- ond half when " Checca " Rafalko threw a twenty-yard pass to " Moose " Scioscia who ran the remaining five yards to score. Rafalko kicked the point after. The next stop was at Nashua where the boys first realized defeat. Here they lost a well-played game by the score of 6-0. The score came as the result of a pass and power drive. Oliver Ames came to Stoughton ex- pecting to break a jinx, but o ur forces held them to a scoreless tie. Lady luck wouldn ' t consider it the day for the Orange and Black, and the breaks were against us. Our little Papoose " Moose " Scioscia was the only thing that saved us from a complete spanking by Mansfield. He ran ninety yards for our only score. Other observations of the football games gave us good accounts from : Captain-elect Meehan, that cute ( ?) little (?) feller toddling around at left guard. " Power house " Leahy, who wanted to be affectionate. (He was al- ways throwing his arms around oppos- ing players who came into his district.) In the backfield we had very good work by our three woman haters (?) Urcior- li, Reilly and Rafalko. Our Senior Romeos who were looking for honors were : Politician Katz, Tug- boat Bassett, Cowboy Griffin and Flash Stripinis. The greatest disappointment of the season was the turkey day defeat at the hands of Canton. In the first half the procedure of the game showed favorable prospects for our team. They played one of the best exhibitions of High School football since the beginning of their schedule in the second half. Canton started to break away leaving a dejected but determined Stoughton team. Although Canton won by the score of 20-0, we feel that with the help of a good cheering section, the team promised by Coach Burke for next year, will double that score. Resume of Boys ' Basketball Season The basketball team got off to a good start but finished up losing their last four games. The team handed out set- backs to many of the fine teams in the district. This year ' s team was a clever and fast group of basketeers. The sea- son ' s schedule included a total of thir- teen games. Out of these thirteen games six were won and seven lost. Several of the games offered great ex- citement and suspense as small scores and ties were encountered. However, the local boys came through to win. Much cooperation was executed ; no one particular player taking the spot- light, although there were games which were won by last minute baskets. Stripinis was stationed in the centre position, and his height and playing gave other teams something to worry about. In Copello and Leahy the team was fortunate in having two such dependa- ble backs whose performance defensive- ly had much to do with the team. The club was equally fortunate in having such dependable substitutes as Ferreira, DeLuca, Toomey, Rafalko, McEwan to call on, and whenever these boys were put into the line-up they carried on in an able manner. Graduation this June will take three of this year ' s team, as Captain Stripin- is, Copello and Christopolus leave. RESULTS: Stoiicliton 24 Fuxbi.ro 21 StdUdliton :V1 Kandollili 24 StoiiKlilon .Norfolk . (;r ' l School .... 29 StouRliton 24 North Easton 4S Stoujihton :{2 Sharon 31 ! tou :llton 27 Canton 31 Stoiiclilon IK . binpton Sti Stoiichton 12 Sharon 32 SKiiichton 1! .Norfolk Xf r X School 16 Stougliton 22 Koxboro 16 Stoughton 11 .North Easton 28 Stoughton 28 Randolph 38 Stoughton 28 Canton 30 STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 21 Girls ' Sports This year the girls followed the pre- cedent set by athletes of former years by having a very successful season both in hockey and in basketball. Hockey In their hocltey season, although un- defeated, they were tied in two games; one with Braintree and the other with Canton. NORTH EASTON The first game of the season was played against North Easton on their field. Stoughton showed rare form and returned with a v ' ctory, the score be- ing 3-0. When North Easton visited our field they were again handed a defeat, but not such a bad one, for the North Easton lassies were in better form than in the previous game. The score of the } .iin-c was 1-0. BRAINTREE The first tie game was at Braintree. The girls were playing on a very bad field, but also had no control over the ball, and failed to click. It ended in a scoreless tie. However, the girls made up for their rather poor showing and handed Brain- tree a beating in the return game played at Stoughton. The final score was 3-1. WALPOLE The Braintree game was an inspira- tion to them because when Walpole ar- rived they sent the latter home on the short end of a 2-0 count. The return game with Walpole, again saw stoughton victorious, 3-0. CANTON Then came the best game of the sea- son with our rival town — Canton. This game was played on our own field and proved that the girls are still " tops " over Canton. The score was 4-1. The last game of the season ended with a scoreless tie with these rivals. SHARON In the games played with Sharon, we were victors in both games by the scores of 6-3 and 6-1. These games were scrimmages. And so the season ended with a total of eight victories, two ties and no losses. Miss Maylott will be losing some val- uable Seniors this year, but we feel cer- tain that the remaining veterans will try their very best to uphold their rec- ords under the leadership of Captain- elect, Mary Rivella. The Senior ' s who will be leaving are: Captain, Leah Kell ; Josselyn Innes, Betty Parent, Bronie W. and Miriam Keefe, and they, in parting, hope that the team will continue to be successful as it has been. Girls ' Basketball RANDOLPH The first game of the season was played with Randolph here. It was a fa.st and exciting game, but Stoughton emerged victorious. The second team also won from the Stetson records. HOLBROOK The second game was played at horhe against Holbrook. This game was a walk-away — and our easiest. The sec- onds did as well as the first. FOXBORO The next game was played at Fox- boro. This was one of the hardest fought battle. of the year. Many spills and tumbles were taken due to an ex- tremely slippery floor. Both teams were rei)rimanded, by the referee, for rough playing, but, nevertheless, we came out on top; both first and second teams. NORTH EASTON The next game was at the Shovel Town. The girls were expectant with another easy victory, but with North Easton on its own floor, the Stoughton lassies were lucky to win by such a close margin. The second team proved more efficient, and won by many points. RANDOLPH Now came the first heartbreak of the season. We journeyed there and were defeated, 25-24, while the seconds tied, 10-10. Stoughton was unable to com- plete theii- play in this game because of such a small gym. SHARON The second bitter defeat was at the mercy of Sharon, on our own floor. Al- though one of our players was handi- capped by an injured foot, Leah had enough " spunk " to go in and do her best. The second team also won. FOXBORO But with the arrival of Foxboro coupled with the return of Leah again, we handed the former another beating, by both the first and second teams. 22 THE SEMAPHORE HOLBROOK We then traveled to Sumner High where the two Stoughton teams proved to be the better by landing another vic- tory. NORTH EASTON On Friday we were visited by the North Easton lassies. The girls went home in a more subdued manner than when they arrived because of a defeat for both teams. There were numerous fouls called in this tilt and two players put out, each being the captain of her team. SHARON The last game of the season was fought at Sharon, and incidentally, the seconds were the first ones to defeat the Sharon seconds. Although, it was a hard fought battle, Sharon again were the victors. And so another very successful sea- son of basketball has been brought to a close. There will be four Seniors who will be leaving, and possibly the hard- est to replace. And so we close another chapter on girls ' basketball ; a chapter which we hope will be re-opened next fall — 1936 — under the leadership of captain and captain-elect, Irene Tirelis. Continued from Page 19 out a huge handkerchief and mopped his perspiring brow and shining bald head. " I take great pleasure in, ahem, ahem, presenting the first prize, a gold cup, 50 dollars in cash and a medal to err, err, err (his Honor liked suspense) to Company 5. Harry, amazed, broke forth in a wide smile, and recollecting his place he quickly assumed his former frigid countenance. Mr. IMayor was elated as he presented the prize to Harry Hammerhurst. He had seen a drum major smile. Harry was happy. The first prize for his company would mean a city trip for state competition. And Henry was happy, too. His grimy hand clutched two dollars, a gift from Harry, with which he would able to save Skippy from that gosh-awful dog- catcher. Skippy was happy, too, but of course he did not know wny. Every- one was happy. Frances Mitkievicz Engli.sh BHS " YOU ' RE TOO YOUNG MY DEAR " You ' ve heard no doubt that famihar phrase That many an older person says That sounds again and again in your ear That maddening phrase " You ' re too young, my dear. " In the hbrary you have seen a book About murderers, thieves and robbers ' loot; Big brother takes it. midst many threats, •You ' re too young, my dear " is all you get. You want to go to the movies at night — You protest, holler, yell, and fight " But, it ' s late for you at that time to appear Because — well. You ' re too young, my dear. " You wonder when will come that day Upon which you. too, can contentedly say To those who are younger than you in years, ■Don ' t do this, or that, You ' re too young, my dears. " Mary Rivella Continued from Page 13 day after day, week after week, and month after month, pressing onward into the wilds never to be seen or heard from again. They may have been de- voured by beasts; they may have been killed by venomous snakes or poisonous insects; they may have wasted slowly away, drifting nearer and nearer to the grave every day, dying inch by inch from a fierce unconquerable fever ; they may have been captured by the savage head-hunting tribes of the hills and met a horrible barbaric death. No matter how their lives came to an end, what a price to pay just to please the people that demand orchids I Those that come back from the search safely and with the precious flowers come back only to go out again and again, finally to be caught, by one of the jungle-fevers, beasts, snakes, insects or savages. These are true facts about a type of sacrifice that is seldom thought or spoken of, so the next time you pin that beautiful corsage of orchids on your evening gown, think a little about the many lives that have been taken for the sake of your looking lovely for one night, and don ' t crush them in the first dance. Remember! AixA Packard SIMEONE AND DEVITO STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 23 Junior Activities of 1935-36 LTNDER the capable supervision of ' Miss Clark, the Junior class is noted for its speediness. The election of class officers was carried on efficiently, with Kenneth Leahy elected as presi- dent, Irene Tirelis as vice-president, Peter Mears as treasurer, and Mary Revilla as secretary. The Junior Prom, conducted and su- pervised by the Junior class-officers, four committees of Junior class- members, and the class supervisor, Miss Clark, was very successful in many ways. The decorations were said to be the best ever had. The new method used in the Grand March was easier and the attendance was profitable. Next, and most important for the Junior class as a whole, was the se- lecting of a class ring. The ring chosen had the Junior class color, red, repre- sented by the stone; the town, by the Stoughton seal, and the c ' ass gradua- tion vear represented by the figures " 1937 " on each side of the stone. This class was the first ever to select rings so early, doing it several months before classes of past years. Then came the Junior Social held by the Junior class to raise funds for their contribution for the buying of a moving-picture camera. This, too, was a great success, both financially and socially. In sports, many Juniors carried off letters, honors and victories. Letter- Juniors are: Irene Tirelis, Sally Kell. Marv Rivella. Alice Stanwood. Kenny Leahy. Jerry DiPrizio. Truck Truczin- skus. Red Reilly and Skit Meehan. AH snorts have Junior cantain-elerts ; Fontbf ll. Skit Meehan; Hockev. Mary Revilla : Basketball. Irenp Tirelis (re- elected) ; and Basketball. Kennv Leahy. Fir.st prize in the Snelling Bee was carried off by our Junior speller, Ed- ward Meserve, also a prize winner of Ifst year. Thus you see, Juniors have made their " eventful " mark. N. K. Sophomore News " DEING a Sophomore gives one a -L peculiar status. One cannot be ha ughty except with the freshmen and cannot be humble except, of course, in the presence of those respected and dignified (???) upper class-men. How- ever this mere detail has not hindered our class ' s progress in the least. At our annual classic (The Sopho- more Hallowe ' en Dance) we broke all records for net profits. Needless to say it was also a social success. We took an encore, recently, with our Easter dance. Orchids to our class advisor. Miss Task, and to the class officers : Clarence White, president; Madeline Carrara, vice-president; John (have you paid your dues?) Stonkers, treasurer; Betty Staples, secretary, and the various hard-working committees. The future of Stoughton High sports looks decidedly bright with many " are " and " will be " Sophomores stars. Those especially luminous in the various sports are: Football — Checco Rafalko, Charles Urciouli, John Stonkus, Dana Hamilton. Basketball — John Stonkus, Checca Rafalko, Dana Hamilton, Carl Witt, William Ferreira and Calvin Por- ter. Girls ' Basketball: Blanche Howland, Nellie Wasilevich. Hockey: Blanche Howland, Nellie Wasilewich, Madeline Cararra, Betty Staples, Helen Connors. Have you looked us up on the honor roll recently? We hibernate there in droves. Thus ends the chronicle of our worthy class. In case it has slipped your mind we will be Juniors next year, off to big- ger and better achievements. (Watch our smoke!) Frances Mitkievicz Freshnieii THE class this year has been one of the liveliest in the history of the high school. On Friday, May 15, 1936, the Fresh- men class ran a dance in the gym in 24 THE SEMAPHORE order to help buy a moving picture ma- chine for the schooL The dance was a success socially and financially, in spite of, or perhaps because of its being the first given by mere Freshman. The Freshmen were well represented in the baseball, basketball and football teams this year. Toomey, Taxiera, and Ayres helped the school to beat its riv- als in all the sports. Ayres, a very promising pitcher, gave us our first vic- tory in baseball by pitching a superb game and allowing only a very few hits. Several romances have bloomed in these past ten months. First comes " Buddy " Danahy, v.ho tried to woo many a girl including: Dorothy Kell, Natalie Barker and Barbara Marden, but not one swallowed the bait. Paul Trotta and Eddie DeLuca, who by the way is pursuing Anna Scioscia, are two other dashing Romeos. Our intelligence has been shown by the fact that many of our class have at- tained the scholastic rating necessary for the honor roll. Our class has great expectations for the coming years, and we feel we will succeed in athletics, dances, dramatics or anything which we undertake. CLUB NOTES The French (]hib The French Club, under the super- vision of Miss Charlotte Task, has been formed from the various French classes in order to stimulate interest in French. French is an important factor in school-life because it offers intellect- ual opportunities to acquaint the stud- ent with France and its customs. The officers of the club are as follows : Pres- ident, Eileen Crean: vice-president, Ev- elyn Bergman; secretary -treasurer. Angelyn Zienko. Many activities have kept the club busy. Aside from the business meetings there was a visit to the Fine Arts The- atre to see Pierre Loti ' s " Pecheur d ' Islande. " One of the mo.st pleasant meetings was held at the home of Ev- elyn Bergman. We are now looking forward to one at Eileen Crean ' s home, and also to the last one which will be at the home of our leader, Miss Task. Dramatic Chib ' yHIS year ' s Dramatic Club of S. H. S. had a very busy and profitable year. Busy, in that it accomplished many things, and profitable in that it uncovered much new talent in the club. Of course the first bit of business con- cerned the election of officers. The fol- lowing were chosen. President, Joseph Quill ; Vice-President, Barbara Lutted ; Secretary, Evelyn Bergman; Treasur- er, Joseph Martin. The club had a full season, for it produced six plays. Those before the school assembly wei ' e the Christmas Play entitled " The Killer, " in which Joe Quill, Joe Copello, Alfred DeSalvio and Alice Dunkerly took part, and the Memorial Day Play, " At Re- treat " in which the players were Joe Martin, Laurence Griffin, Robert Jack- son, Priscilla Maltby, Barbara Lutted, ' irginia Campbell and Irene Kablis. The other four were Radio plays pro- duced in the following order: Sir Hum- phrey Rany, " " Nathan Hale, " Pan- dora ' s Box, " " Our United States. " , The season will be finished with the annual Class Day Pageant which is done, of course, in conjunction with the Glee Club. Naturally the faithful dues payers of the club and their intimate friends are lewarded with the annual social events. The January party was attended by many. The refreshments, ice cream and cake, were pleasantly received. Music for dancing was furnished by Mr. and ] Irs. Lap worth. The evening ' s enter- tainment, consisting of tuneful rendi- tions by Eddie Steves, harmonizing by Barbara Howes, Barbara Lutted, Betty Parent and Olive Sullivan, reciting by Virginia Campbell, and a reading by Evelyn Bergman, was brilliantly " mas- tered " by Joseph Quill. An outing which bids fair to be a great deal of fun is planned to close the season. Evelyn Bergman Secretary, Dramatic Club Compliments of PORTER COAL CO. STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 25 We want you to be the Judge IN YOUR OWN HOME, TRY ELECTROLUX WITHOUT OBLIGATION We ' re making this offer to you because we are con- vinced that once you have enjoyed ELECTROLUX PERFORMANCE, you will never be satisfied with any other type of automa: ic refrigeration. It is quiet, economical, beautiful and gives years and years of service. No moving parts to wear and become noisy. Electrolux Performance will amaze you Come in, select the model that is best suited to the size of your family. We instalLt at once. You be the judge. BROCKTON GAS LIGHT CO. Our Brockton store is open Saturday a fternoons and evenings for the convenience of our customers. CONSOLATION When summer ' s fled and earth is bare and stark When heaven opens and the torrents pour When every tree is black with soaked bark ' Tis then my heart turns to the days of yore. When every pair of shorts is laid away And sandy beds replaced by icy sheets When bathing caps get sticky and decay ' Tis then that I bemoan the wintry sleets. When every soggy bathing suit is dried When week-end cases hold but empty air When sun-tans fade, that once were shown with pride ' Tis then my soul is filled with deep despair. But as regretful teardrops choke my voice I find my last-year ' s ski pants and rejoice. MY CAR I have a car, or so it is called — At least thirty times it ' s been overhauled. The wheels go this way; the axles that, And it wouldn ' t seem right if the tires weren ' t flat. My car has a windshield, but no glass therein, It ' s orten been called just a rattle of tin. But nevertheless, I have my fun When classes are over and schoolwork done. I go to the car and pull out the choke. Let me tell you — cranking ' s no joke. When it trembles, stutters, and starts, It sounds as if minus all its parts. Then I sit at the wheel, my well-earned reward And I rattle down the street in my faithful old Ford. Alfred Stripinis 26 THE SEI IAPHORE Music — Y our Career IN these past few uncertain years, the question of choosing the institution of higher learning Avhi;-h shall best en- able the student to continue those lines of study in which, during his high school career, he has displayed most ap- titude, has, more than ever before, be- come a question of very great moment. With the changing of conditions, stu- dents have been forced to consider practical conditions as well as higher education in its more cultural aspects. For those of you who feel that your natural endowments peculiarly fit you to train yourselves in any one of the my- riad branches of music, it is a vital necessity that you should enroll for serious study in a musical institution of proved standing — in the front ranks of which must be numbered the New Eng- land Conservatory of Music, about to enter upon its seventieth year. To be attuned to his time the music student must make provision to develop his ability with two important goals always in mind — music as one of the greatest of the arts, and music as one of today ' s leading and most honored professions. It cannot be denied that in the past de- cade the prospect of a young musician about to launch himself on a career has brightened. While, as always, those who achieve fame as great performers remain a handful, the amazing growth of music in public and private schools and colleges has opened many new op- portunities for teachers; and made training in school music and musical padagogA ' greatly increased in prestige and icope. The gro th of permanent symphony orchestras in many cities of the country has increased the im- portance of obtaining thorough instru- mental training. To be of most value to the student who is to make music a career and an occupation the school he chooses must offer a complete curriculum of subjects both in applied and theoretical music; and since, (particularly when he seeks a teaching position later) he may be re- quired to possess a degree, it is well to choose an institution where either di- plomas or degrees are granted for a sj ' stematic course of study. In training one ' s self as a musician, one must not forget aspects of culture other than music. A requisite amount of academic; study very definitely has its place in such a broad view of musical education. In anticipation of a professional career a student should have experience in appearing as a performer or partici- pant before audiences. If he is an in- strumental performer training in or- chestral routine and literature is defi- nitely a prerequisite. Many students, too, who continue their education at non-musical institu- tions find it a recreation and a cultural avocation to study music in their spare time. Today modern educators are agre - ' d that as a contribution to happy, enjoy- able, creative living, nothing can quite take the place of music. BARTER Life comes to us. a lavish vendor, Our dreams, bright fruit upon her tray — Her laugh is sweet — Her words are tender. No need to pay. mon cher. today. Do j ' ou remember when youth sought splendor — You snatched at a bundle, nor asked the cost? Sadly life smiled — improvident splendor! You jostled the tray and a dream was lost. Now life has come again — you. years the wiser, Stand slightly hesitant, searching her tray. Have you grown diffident — even a miser. Or are you still seeking a dream tossed away? Elizabeth Daly " 37 Spring 6 the Spring a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. " How true this quotation is I Gone is the dreary ice and snow with the bitter cold and here is lovely Spring with her green cloak and mantle of flowers in- viting young lovers to wander hand in hand over gay flowered fields. Then on balmy nights to sit side by side in a hammock lost in happy dreams of ro- mance and tenderness. The lovelj ' Spring seems to be an intimate friend of sweethearts. The sky so blue seems to reflects her starry eyes and the new- ly budded roses resemble her rose petal lips. Whenever Spring is mentioned most young men think of the girl of their dreams, one with whom they ' d like to spend a lovely Spring day or night. 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CcvivVments of MONARCH CLEANSERS STOUGHTON — RANDOLPH Ccmpliments of JAMES LEHAN 32 YEARS A FORD DEALER " THE CAR OF QUALITY " 31 PORTER ST. STOUGHTON 30 THE SEMAPHORE OLD COLONY MUSIC STORE PIANOS BAND AND ORCHESTRA RADIOS MUSIC INSTRUMENTS VICTOR RECORDS MUSIC BOOKS 12 Main St.. Brockton MUSICAL SUPPLIES PLAYER ROLLS TEL. 2085 OF EVERY KIND Compliments of SILVA ' S MARKET STOUGHTON — WEST STOUGHTON — CANTON PAUL MOOTOS SHOE REPAIRING 2 STORES WASHINGTON AND PORTER STREET Compliments of BILLY TAXI AND AMBULANCE SERVICE Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of DR. DOHERTY Compliments of SCHOOL OPTOMETRIST Best Wishes to The Graduating Class of 1936 Save Your First Week ' s Pay Norfolk County Trust Co. Capital SIOO.OOO Surplus $500,000 Member of FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. Compliments of DUTCH DRY CLEANSERS 752 WASHINGTON ST. SenditV i 1 to the UJ? J Dry Cleaner For Better Cleansing Business Tel. 236-W Residence Tel. 236-R JAMES B. COTTER FUNERAL DIRECTOR 12 FREEMAN STREET STOUGHTON. MASS. STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL 31 PERDIGAO ' S MARKET Compliments of QUALITY MEATS PROVISIONS LOWE POWERS 796 WASH. ST. 21 WYMAN ST. STOUGHTON FREE DELIVERY PHONE 997 PHONE 246 Compliments of JAY THE FLORIST When You Think of Building Materials NORFOLK LUMBER CO. STOUGHTON 372 For Good Materials .:. Good Service Fair Dealings Compliments of 399 PLEASANT ST TEL. 289 STOUGHTON f r . 1 n C 1 1 - D Ll_ lA L- O ri C IX " The Store With the Silver Front " CCR. WASHINGTON AND PORTER ST5=. STOUGHTON, MASS. FRANK J. TROTTER ' PRODUCTS SKOW ' S FRIENDLY STORE MEN ' S WEAR SWAN ' S BLK STOUGHTON A. J. HICKEY BICYCLES — SPORTING GOODS FISHING TACKLE DR. GOLDEN 10 WYMAN ST. TEL. 1 68-M Compliments of Compliments of A FRIEND STOUGHTON LAUNDRY For best of foods, visit our OUTSIDE GRILL OR TEA ROOM Compliments of PAT - PAN - ETO DR. KENNY D.M.D. RANCH 1 165 PARK STREET 32 THE SEMAPHORE In the Lon,e Run 3 ou and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you — your truest self, free from stage effects and little conceits. It is in this " long run " Photography that PURDY success has been won. Portraiture by the camera that one can not laugh at or cry over in later years. For present pleasure and future pride protect your photographic self by having PURDY make the portraits. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936. Special Discount Rates to all Students of S. H. S. 160 Tremont Street, Boston ; .•. ' " ♦ v.


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