Stoughton High School - Stotonian / Semaphore Yearbook (Stoughton, MA)

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s E M P H 0 E A Magazine Published by the Students of Stoughton High Sehool 1937 CCNTENTS Page CLASS WILL 24 -25 DEDICATION 2 SENIOR CLASS PLAY .26 -27 FACULTY PICTURE 3 SONNET 27 A MESSAGE FROM THE LITERARY SEMAPHORE STAFF 4 Monseigneur, A Petition 28 SEMAPHORE STAFF 5 Hollywood Nightmare 29 -30 SENIOR PICTURES AND The Blessed Rain 30 -31 WRITEUPS 6-12 You Can ' t Win An EDITORIALS Argument 31 After High School— What ? 13 By Gum 32 -33 The Texas Tragedy 13 A Shakesperian Letter 33 SCHOOL NEWS The Gallic Wars 34 The Year in News 14-15 Senior Class Ode 34 AN ODE TO A STOIC 15 EXCHANGES 35 AN AFTER THOUGHT 15 FOOTBALL PICTURE 36 CLUBS 16 BASKETBALL PICTURE 36 HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA 17 ATHLETICS SENIOR CLASS OF 1937 18 Football Snapshots 37 FAREWELL, SENIORS 19 Boys ' Basketball 37 -38 L ' ENVOI 19 Baseball 38 -39 ANNALS OF THAT HISTORY Girls ' Basketball Picture 40 MAKING GROUP Girls ' Field Hockey Picture 40 The Class of 1937 20-21 Hockey 41 FUTURE ALUMNI 22-23 Basketball 42 Faculty Upon these friendly, earnest and helpful teachers and advisers, we bestow all our love and respect, with the sincere wish that those who come after us may bake advantage of the same helping, friendly hands that these men and women have extended to us throughout our four years within the walls of this school. Mr. Howard Randall Principal Miss Arnold English Mr. Burke Math. Miss Clark Commercial Mr. Crosby United Stales History Miss Dainty English Miss Donovan Commercial Miss Enos Latin, Biology Mr. Knowles Science Miss Lyons Commercial Miss Murphy History Miss Sullivan English Miss Task French Miss Twombly Commercial, French Miss Winship Home Economics Page Three Front Row — F. Mitkievicz, P. Williams, L. Poillucci, Miss Ruth Dainty, advisei " , K. Leahy, I. Tirelis, editor, N. Kucinskis, L. Kennedy, J. DeLuca. Second Row — E. Dalv, E. Crean. G. Tamulevich, E. Daly, E. Stone, V. Camp- bell, M. Elliott. Last Ron- — E. Dykeman, R. Smith, L. Litchfield, A. Walent, R. Cunningham. McssiJge From The Scf uipJiorc Staff Compiling and publishing a school paper is no easy task, or is it a much appreciated one. Ne ertheless. Semaphore staffs for vears now have endeavored to £;ive to the Stoughton High School an interesting, readible and clean publication. In niv humble opinion they have always done just that. We are members of the Southeastern Massachusetts League of School Publica- tions, an organization whose purpose is the general betterment of school papers. Each year the League gives prizes for the best school publication in each of its three classes. No. the Semaphore hasn ' t carried off anv honors recently. This, however, is due to the limitations placed upon us by our financial status and technical equip- ment. The League meets four times yearly at the schools of its various members. The last two meetings I which incidentally were very enjoyable I were at eynmuth and Oliver Ames High Schools. In addition to the pleasure side of these meetings, common publication and financial problems are brought up for discussion. Next year, we hope to entertain the League members at Stoughton High. Now. a word to our senior members who are in a large proportion responsible for this vearbook edition. To you — from the remainder of the Semaphore Staff and the student bod . our sincere thanks and heartiest good wishes for success in the future. Semaphore Staffs vet to come will endea or to uphold the high stand- ards you have set. both in co-operation and general fine workmanship. Again — many thanks. Page Four Semaphore Staff Advisor Editor-in-Chief Assistant . . Business Manager Assistant Literary co-editors Assistant . . Boys ' Sports Assistant Girls ' Sports Assistant News Editor Senior Junior Sophomore Freshman Exchange Assistant . . Alumni Humor Art Typing Advisor . . Miss Ruth Dainty Irene Tirelis . . Frances Mitkievicz Kenneth Leahy Ruth Raby Elizabeth Daly Loretta Kennedy Madeline Elliott Leroy Litchfield Francis Crimniiiis Grace Tamulevicli . . . Patricia Williams Robert Smith Nellie Kucinskis Virginia Campbell Russell (-unningham Edward Daly Eileen Crean Josephine DeLuca Lena Poillucci Earle Dykeman Eliza Stone Anthony Walent Miss Christine Don ovan Page Five STELLA ALOSEVITCH " Sincerity and truth are the bases of every virtue. " Stella is " the class blonde " who joined us from Cambridge in her Sophomore year. " We consider her quite an addition to the class and hope that she has no regrets for coming here. Activities — Senior Play Promp- ter : Olee Club 2 ; Basketball 2 ; French Club 2. 3 ; Handicraft Club ; Commercial Club 4. GEORGE ANDERSON " His every tone is niiisic ' s own. Like those of morning birds. " " Carl " is another one of our musicians — his ability being pia- no-playing. He is also a good salesman, and in the future we shall use him selling his " mu- sical " wares to the public. Ac- tivitie.s — Carl has played in the school orchestra for the last two years, and also has served as pianist during music period. ROBERT BEATON " A smile will go a long, long, way. " " Bob " — the man who seldom smiles. A snappy dresser, an acquiline profile, and brains — complete description I The level- headed gentleman of our class. Activities — Freshman Student Council Representative : Junior Prom Decoration committee : Marshall at Junior Prom ; Grad- uation committee. ELSA JO BEATTY " He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. " Elsa-Jo has the only quaint name of our class. Well versed along literary lines, she writes wlth a style all her own. Some da.v we hope you ' ll have a " best- seller, " Elsa. MELBA CAPEN " Plain living and high think- ing. " When we see Melba, we see Maude ; when we think of Melba «e think of her smile and good nature. She has never failed in any of her undertakings in the past and we know she will ful- fill her ambition and be a " per- fect secretary. " Activities — Commercial Club 4. Page Six MARGARET CASSIDY " Debate is the death of con- versation. " She is popular and everybody is fond of her. She is also another good student especially in the Commercial field. Activ- ities — Dramatic Club 2, 3 : Glee Club 1.2; Commercial 4 ; French Club 3; Hockev 1. 3, 4 ; Basket- ball 1, 2, 3 ; Senior Play Com- mittee 4. VIRGINLA CERUTI " As merry as the day is long. " Gay. carefree, little " Ginger ' . " We ' ll all miss her tingling laughter. Many a gentleman ' s heart has skipped a beat in her young life. She is one of the three musketeers. REGINA COTTER " A laugh is worth a hundrea groans in any market. " " Gena " has a great many friends of her cheerful personality and good sense of humor. Moreover, she ' s a fine dancer. Activities — Glee Club 1, 2. 3 ; Commercial Club 4. EILEEN CREAN " Fair tresses man ' s imperial race ensnare. And beauty draws us with a single hair. " Curly hair, blue eyes, dimples, bewitching smile — all are part of that Irish coquette — Eileen. Not being satisfied with captur- ing the hearts of half the male population in Stoughton, she has also bewitched her studies, therefore being our " learned " fiirt. Activitie.s — Semaphore 2. 3. 4 : Senior Plav 4 ; Dramatic Club 2, 3 ; Handicraft Club 3 ; French Club 1,3. ELIZABETH DALY " Give me love and work — only these two. " " Betty " is the perfect secre- tary of Mr. Randall. Her very presence in the office has made it a more pleas ant place to visit, even while under stress. With her intense love for doing things quickly and efficiently and her friendly and helpful at- titude she is bound to succeed and ne wish her all the success in the world. Activities — Glee Club 1. 2 ; Dramatic Club 2, 3 : Semaphore : Publicity Commit- tee for Senior Plav ; Usherette ; Cast. ELEANOR DEAN " Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. " If you can ' t see " Peiiiij " .vf)u will probably hear her tripping on some step or stone. Sht- also has a monopoly on a particular " snort " when laughing. Her good humor is appreciated and liked by everybody about her. Activities — Glee Club 1, 2 ; Com- mercial Club 4. WILLIAM DEAN " Be silent and safe -silence never betrays yon. " Billy is a little fellow, well- liked even if he is quiet. We think he can be sociable if he wants to; eh Edith? Activities — Dramatic Club 4, and Senior Play 4. EARLE DYKEMAN " A man ' s own manner and character is what most be- coynes him. " Remember the unusually fine humor section of the Semaphore this year? That was the hard work of Earle. He has inten- tions of attending business school. Semaphore Staff 4. EVELYN FLEMING " It is not how much we have, hut how much we enjoy that makes happiness. " " Evie " is very seldom seen without her very faithful pal, " Penny. " ' Another friend she is often with is an inhabitant of Avon. Activitie.s — Glee Club 1, 2 ; Commercial Club 4. JERRY DIPRIZIO " Muse of many - twiuklinij feet. " Jerry has a smile that comes with only one in a million. He was born with rhythm in his soul, and he has aciiuired a hobby of breaking girls ' hearts. His greatest accoiiiplishnient was when he joined the " Protec- tive Association " in Room i ' l. Activities— Basketball 1, 2, 3; Baseball 3 ; Senior Play Cast 4. JULIAN DOVOVITZ " Whoever is not too wise, is ivise. " ■lulian is a very happy-go- lucky fellow who always ha.- a smile on his face. The econ- omics class learned much through his interesting arns. Some da.v he hoi)es to own a chain of furniture stores. Activ- ities — Gee Club 1 ; Dramatic- Club 2, 3, 4; Semai)hore staff 3; Music Appreciation 4. CELIA DRUKER " Charms strike the sight, But merit wins the soul. " Celia is the auburn-haired miss whose giggie reveals her good sense of humor. She is es- pe ially gifted in Kiench — may- be that is where she gets the co(|uettish twinkle in her eve. Activitie.s— Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 ; French Club 1, 3 ; Senior Play Program Committee ; LIsherette at Graduation 3 ; Senior Play 4. DOMINIC GELZINIS " Good Nature is one of the richest fruits of trite Christianity. " " Drum " is the " he " man of the class but nevertheless he has been successful in keeping his distance from the fairer se.x. His constructive ability was dis- ])layed when he was " Truck ' s " helper for the Senior Plav. Ac- tivities—Football 1, 2, 3, 4 " ; Sen- ior Play Scenery. HELEN HORAN " Serene, she folds her hands and waits for whate ' er may come. " Helen is the " Quietest " girl of the class. She ' s very quiet in school, but enters into the spirit of things " after office hours. " Activities — Glee Club 1 ; French Club. ANTHONY KAZULES " The man that blushes is not quite a brute. " Ton. ' has air-minded ideas but we think he shoud teach Algebra or Geometry, for when isn ' t he helping someone with homework ? Activities — Gradua- tion Committee 4. Page Seven KATHLEEN KELL " Let me live in a house by the side of the road, and be a friend to man. " " Sally " i.s the dainty lass who has entered every field in High School and emerged as victor. In sports, studies, dances, class activities and arguments, she has successfully proved that " you can ' t keep a good Irish- woman down. " Activities: Hock- ey 1. 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4 ; Freshman representative ; Hallowe ' en Dance Conimittee : Ring Committee 3 : Prom Com- mittee 3 ; Class Photographer Comittee 4 : Graduation Com- mittee 4 ; Cheerleader 4 ; Senior Play. PAUL KELLEY " Wit is the salt of conver- sation. " This boy seems very fond of music, especially that of n guitar. He seemed to enjoy league meetings very much. His activities Include Glee Club : Orchestra ; Art Club : Sema- phore : Dramatic Club ; Base- ball ; Football. EDMUND KIMTIS " Art is man ' s nature. Nature is God ' s Art. " A nature-lover in all its forms. Edmund is an expert in fishing, hunting, forestry and oil paint- ing. Some of his beautiful drawings speak for this silent boy, who lets only the Town- send Plan and " Drum " Gelzinis disturb his eternal calm. Activi- ties — Edmund ' s skillful fingers were responsible for much of the beautiful scenei-y used in the Senior Play. NELLIE KUCINSKIS " A Man ' s Wisdo)n is his Best Friend. " When a person has re- tained more than an average student can acquire — he can feel that no more can be ex- pected of him. It is thus that Nellie has spent her four years. Activitie.s — Assistant B. B. Man- ager 3 : B. B. Manager 4 ; Sema- phore 1, 2, 3. 4 ; Art Club 3. 4 ; Graduation Committee 4 ; Ticket Conmiittee ; French Club 1. MARY LACIVITA " Happy am I, from care I ' m free! Why aren ' t they all content like me? " Mary is another quiet girl, but she has many friends who are wishing her the best of luck when she gets that job as a private secretary to J. P. Morgan. Activitie.s — (jlee Club 1. 2. 3. 4 ; Commercial Club 4 ; Senior Play Committee 4. Page Eight HELEN LANIGAN " She does naught but be- friend all with the merrie twinkle of her eyes. " " Pat " , a buxom lass with a heart of gold. Her ambition In life should be to try making an enemy — and she would fail ! Ac- tivitie.s — French Club President 1 : Hallowe ' en Dance Committee : Handicraft Club. 3 ; Usherette at Senior Play : Graduation Cfimmittee. ROBERT LAPORTE " Adversity is the first path to truth. " " Booby " — not so dumb, really an up and coming young man. He sings, and he eats, and sleeps and all that sort of stuff and nonsense. On top of everything, he stutters, and yet he does not stutter. What I mean is that he ' ll stutter if he has to — otherwise he ' s quite normal. Activities — Sophomore Dance Ticket Committee : Sen- ior Play Cast ; Senior Play Tick- ets ; Senior Play Committee. KENNETH LEAHY ' Much wisdom often goes ivith feicest words. " If a vote were taken, Kenny would be voted most popular and most likely to succeed. If you know Kenny you ' ll know why. We wish you the best of luck, alwavs. Ken. Activities —Student Council 1. 2. 3. 4 : Basketball 2. 3. 4. the cap- tain the 4th year. Junior Ring Committee, Junior Prom Com- mittee. Graduation Committee. Semaphore Business Manager, So] homore Hallowe ' en Dance Cf)mmittee. LEROY LITCHFIELD " A man isn ' t poor if he can still laugh. " This is certainly true of Le- roy, because wherever he goes he has that devastating grin f)n display. Many a girl ' s heart has gone " pitter-patter " when he has given the fair .sex a sample of his melodious tenor voice, which also aided him with his cheer leading. Activities — Prom Committee 3 : Dramatic Club 3. 4 : treasurer. Sema- phore 3 ; Assistant Manager Basketball 2. 3 ; Senior Play ; Graduation Committee : Cheer- leader 4. GEORGE MADAN " Studious of ease and fond of humble things. " Here is one boy who never lets an.xthing (including home- work) bother him. It seems that George concerns himself only with fields that deeply interest him — shf e manufac- turing being one. freshman girls another. But never let it be said, when George has reached the top, that we didn ' t tell you so. Activities — Senior Pla Scenery. WALTER McEWAN " He senses all who dares he true. " " Dusty, " one of the most cheerful boys in our class, is well-liked by everyone. He did his part in lielijing out with the scener.v for the Senior Pl;i. -. We don ' t know what he plans to do in the future, but good luck, Walter. Activities — Basketball 2 : Baseball 2. PETER MEARS " None would rob Peter io pay Paul. " " Pete " and his stooge Bill concoct some merr.v plans. Peter grins and lie counts mon- ey. He also distributes such things as .Junior Rings, Class Dues Receipts, and Senior Class Pins. As our Treasurer, he will present the Class Cift. Activi- ties — Dramatic Club, I ' resident 4; Class Treasurer 4; Junior iting Conunittee :) ; Junior Prom Committee :! ; Student Council 3, 4; Graduation Committee 4. WILLIAM MEARS " What sweet delight a quiet life affords. " Billy " is (luiet and re- served and also ver.v good look- ing. He never has very much to say, but is always willing to support any affair that is sjjonsored. He was on the Sophomore Dance, Junior I ' rom, and Graduation Committees; Football 3. EDWARD MESERVE " A moral, sensible, well-bred young man. " Another Senior bo. attracted b.v the charm of the Junior girls. Eddy is ahva. s ready to offer his services and the use of his car in time of need. Glee Club 2; I ' hotographer Commit- tee 4. MARJORIE MOSMAN " Act well your part, there all the honour lies. " " .Marj " is the essence of elo- cution. She not onl.v enunci- ates par cxcelleiK ' e but she can take shorthand with rapid strokes. Here ' s luck to you, Marjorie, in the secretarial field. Activities — Secretary of Sophomore Class, Handicraft Club, 2, 3: Senior Play; Com- mercial Club; Dramatic Club 2, 3 ; Student Council 2, AINA PACKARD " The greatest prayer is pa- tience. " Aina has taken the Home Kconomics Course for four years. She ' ll make some lucky man a good wife in the future. She can be found an.v week-end at the I ' at-Pan-lOto in her prim red and white apron saying, with the sweetest smile, " May I help ■ou ' . ' " Activities — Basket- ball 1. MAUDE PAINE " Tranquillity is the supreme power. " Maude is quite slim an ' l prett.v. Though she liasn ' t any lilans for the future, we ' re sure a certain indi ' .idual would hav.i very i)ositive ideas about that. RUTH RABY " Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. " " Ruby " is a tall, auburn- haired Senior. Weren ' t you surprised hy her acting in the Senior I ' lay? Ruby plans to stud. - nursing in X. Y. (Jood luck. Rubv. Activities — Glee Club 1. 2, 4 ; Ba.sketball 1. 2, 3 ; .Senior Play. EDNA RAFALKO " When down in the garden sweet Daffodil unties her yellow bonnet, ' tis a time o ' dreams. " " lOddie " has a cherubic face haloed by golden curls, and dimples. Her fingers are nimble on a t.vpewriter and her feet nimble on a dance floor. And — she blushes I Activitie.s — Student Council Representative 1 ; Glee Club 1,2; Drainntic2. 3; French Club 3; Hock.-, 1, :;. 4; Basket- ball 1, 2; Prom Committee 3; Senior Play 4 ; Senior FMay Pub- licity Committee 4 ; Commercial Club Vice-president 4. ANNA RAILA " Happiness is not the end of life; character is. " " Annie " is very serious mind- ed. She believes in going at a job wholeheartedly, as the sales students know when she sold the window washing liquid to us. Perhaps she will be knock- ing at our doors before long. Who knows? Activities — French Club 3; Handicraft Club 2. Page Nine " ILLIAM REILLY " 7 like ivork; it faschiates me. I can sit aud look at it for hours. " " Red " is the brawny man who dominates h i s history and English classes, by his very eilent moods. A likeable fellow, ne has in the past displayed strong feelings toward the fair- er sex. This carrot-topped young man has thrilled us in the field of sports and all in all has been " the life of the party " throughout these four all-too- short vears. Activities — Foot- ball 3. 4. GEORGE RIST " Rome was not built in a day. " George is a very " big " little Senior, and a good friend to all. " Moe " is a quiet Boy Scout but he ' ll always be ready to help out a classmate. MARY RIVELLA " It is not what he has o-- even what he docs, which expresses the worth ot a person, but what he is. " The Queen of Hearts, our never-tiring Mary. Remember her dancing in the Senior Play? Her name is constantly on the honor list. Where there ' s Mary, there ' s Sallv. Activities — Bas- ketball 1. 2, 3, 4 ; French Club 1. 3 : Hockey 1, 2. 3, 4, captain 4 ; Hallowe ' en Dance Commit- tee 2 : Secretary of Class 3. 4 : Junior Prom Committee ; Jun- ior Ring Committee ; Dramatic Club, vice-president 4 : Student Council 3. 4 ; Commercial Club 4 ; Graduation Committee 4. ANTRINETT ROACH " Of all the arts, great music is the art to raise the soul above all earthly storms. " " Music hath charms " which Antrinett has mastered. In spite of leading a busy life at home and in school activities and studies. " Ann " has found time to study music and organ- ize an orchestra. Activities — Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Dramatic Club 2 ; Usherette at Gradua- tion 3 ; Senior Play. CHESTER SMITH " Young fellows will be young fellows, " We remember Chet especially for his splendid acting in the Senior Play and Dramatic Club plays. Even off stage he is the dashing young Romeo, especial- ly with a certain brown-eyed Junior. Chet is interested in Chemistry; no wonder he ' s on the honor list ! Activities — Dra- matic Club 2, 4 ; Junior Prom Committee 3 ; Senior Play 4. Page Ten 2 INIARIE SmTH " The enduring elegance of female friendship. " Who could forget the girl with the smile? Marie has brought happiness to everyone ' s heart by her never-ending fun and joking. Another case of Where there ' s Marie there ' s Re- gina. ROBERT SMITH " There is an unspeakable pleasure attending the life of a voluntary student. " " Bob, " the scholar of the class, says little. but works mindful of responsibilities, which he carries so well. He has also proved himself to be a talented actor. Remember his portrayal of Prof. Mclntyre in the Senior Pla.v? You ' ll suc- ceed. Bob. and we are all cheer- ing for you. Activitie.s — Junior Prom Ticket Committee ; Jun- ior Ring Committee ; Senior Play Committee ; Senior Play cast ; Semaphore 3. 4. ALICE STANWOOD " How like a poplar — so tall and stately. " " Shorty " is an adept toe- dancer, we hear. Her sense of hum jr has thrived on the con- stant references to her stature. Alice is our own tall, thin, girl ! Activities — Handicraft Club 2 : Fasketball 2, 3, 4 ; Commercial Club secretary ; Senior Play : Senior Play Program Commit- tee ; Usherette at Senior Play. ELIZA STONE " Of every noble ivork the si- lent part is best. Of all expression that tvhich cannot be expressed. " " Liza " is that tall, quiet girl to whom credit for part of all good art work seen in the Sema- phore is due. Her lovely hands are destined to wield a painter ' s brush and " Liza " is going to make sure that her career is Art. with time out. probably, for dancing. Her ac tivities include Art Club 3. 4 : Semaphore 3, 4 ; Handicraft Club 3. ADAM STONKUS " Thought is deeper than all speech. Feeling deeper than all thought. " The boy with the motto. " Silence is golden. " If we had all boys like this one we should have a perfect school. GRACE TAMULEVICH " The only way to have a friend is to be one. " (irace is a good-nature I blonde, liked by everyone. She can ' t decide what to do with her future, but whatever she tiickles we know she ' ll do well. Activities — Dramatic Club 2. .S ; ( " oinniei cial Club 4 ; Semaphore . ' 1 4; Basketball 1, 2, 4; Handi- craft Club 2, 3. IRENE TIRELIS " There is no genius in life like the genius of everg; . " Irene — just say that and it will be sufficient. Her initiative and friendliness have been our mainstay throuKhout four years. We deei)l.v appreciate the res- imnsibilities you have borne for us, Irenr, and take this oppor- tunilv to thank you. Activities: Hockey 1, 2, . ' 5, 4; Basketball 1. 2. 4, captain S, 4 ; Vice-presi- dent of 2, . " 5, 4 ; Sophomore I ance (V)mniittee : Dramatic Club 2, 3: Handicraft Club 2, 3, treasurer 2 ; .Junior R n ' Committee; Junior I ' rom Com- mittee; Student Council 2, 3, 4: Hockey-Kootball Hamiuet Com- mittee 4 ; Semai)hore 3. 4 ; Senior I ' lay Committee ; Senior ria, ; Cheerleader 1; Cradualion Com- mittee. EDITH TROLLOPE " Her eyes as stars of i% ' i- light fair. Like twilights too her dusky hair. " " lOdie " is that shy. curly- haired, hrown-e.ved lass that one can always see attendinf; all school activities. Yet under- neath that ardent school spiril and (luiet charm is a heart of Rold that has man.v claimants — and may the best man win 1 She was in the Clee Club 1. 2; Dramatic Club 2. 3; Handii-raft Club 3; Head I ' sherette for Senior Play. FELIX TRICZIXSKAIS " eon f ess nothing nor I deny nothing. " Room 22 wouldn ' t bi ' the same without Truck ' s cheerful jires- ence. Remember his excellent work with the scener.v for th ' class play? He even stayed up all night in ordci- that his class play might be the most success- ful of years. Activities — -Class I ' lav Committee. Sc ner.v 4 ; Football 3, 4 ; Baseball 3, 4. VINCENT UGO " Man is made great or little, by his own will. " " Jim " came to StouThton High in his Junior year, but his pleasing personality tiuickly won him many friends. He is the sheik of the senior class and make.s (luite a hit with the girls. LILLIAN VITKAUSKIS " My love is her attire doth shotv her wit. For ex ery season she hath dressings fit. " " A merry smile, a flash of color and a gay laugh just passed by " — in the form of " Lil " . who is that attr: ctive young miss whose personality is as rich and lovely as her clothes. Added charm is her keen sense of humor which is always at work. Activities — French Club 1 ; Art Club 4 ; Basketball 2, 3 ; Handicraft Club 3. ANTHONY WALENT " My eyes make pictures, when they are shut, " " Bright Eyes " has a disposi- tion as changeable as the weath- er, but he has won many friends through his kindness and un- sellishness. His ambition is to be an ec ' onomist. Activ ities — -Art ( lub 3 ; Baseball Manager 3 ; Semaphore staff 4. PATRICIA WILLIAMS " Whatever is popular de- serves attention. " She is Miss Donovan ' s right hand " man. " Whenever there i.s a new machine to be tested " I ' at " is always there to be a witness to it. She is an excellent student and her friendship is jiriceless to those who possess it. Activities— C.lee Club 1. 2, 3. 4 ; Librarian 2 ; Vice Presi- dent of Glee Club 3 ; President of Glee Club 4 ; Junior Prom Committee ; Junior Ring Com- mittee ; Ilramatic Club 3 ; French Club 2, 3 ; Commercial Club President 4 ; Senior Play : Graduation Committee; Sema- phore 4. ANGELYN ZIENKO " Style is the dress of thoughts. " " Angie " is nf)ted for her fine style in dressing. She is a very intelligent and dependable girl, and is loyal supporter of Stoughton High. Activities— Hockev 1. 2. 3, 4; French Club 1. 3 ; Dramatic Club 2 ; Junior J ' rom Committee ; Handicraft Club 3; Senior Play, Music Ap- preciation 4. Page Eleven LEON BURKETT " He murmurs near the run- ning brooks, A music sweeter than their 0U ' 7i. " Leon is the class poet (rather roguish but por sessing a good =:ense of rhvthni) whose sonnets, hrics and ballads are all for his " Cukie. " He is an expert pho- tographer, as proved by the pic- tures he took of the cast of the Senior Play. Activities— Al took the role of " Hal " in the Senior Play. JOSEPHINE DELUCA " A good name is better then riches. " " Josie " has the most sincere and vet comically different laugh " from all other seniors. She is an experienced dish washer but prefers typing. Good luck Jo. Activities — Clee Club 1 ; Semaphore 3. 4 : French Club 3: and Commercial ( lub 4. ROBERT EVANS " A good laugh is sunshine in a house. " " Bob " has an affliction— long will he be remembered for his habit of incessantly tapping his fingers to the time of his own (verv nice) voice. Quite an Adonis is Bob. what with his flaming red hair and i triking green eves. His latest hobby is the studv of photography. And I am sure he will be re- membered for the u 111 que " shots " he has taken of many of us. MARY FULLERTON " 7 never, with important air, in conversation over- bear. " Marv is the little girl who started writing her essay and (ouldn ' t stop. She is a very tiuiet girl, but is very chummv and lovable. She appreciates the better things in life. Her pleasing personality will bring her up the ladder of success. Activities — French Club 3. DONALD HILL " The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes inconven- ient. " " Ding " is a very quiet boy, and spends his afternoons work- ing in a grocery store. He finds time ill the evenings to go up to Pleasant Street and take the girls out for a ride. He hopes to own a taxi business. MANUEL JARDIN " Blessings on thee, little man. " Manuel, our mascot. He ' s tiny, but big in our eyes for did he not recentl.v up.sel the plans of a dating robber? His ambition is to be able to speak to " Shorty " Stanwood without getting a crimp in his neck. ANNA KEARNS " Everyone of his opinions appears to himself to be written with su7ibeams. " Not only a graduate of St. John ' s school in Canton. Anna is also one of S. H. S. With the aid of her grand personality and good-natured humor, it certain- ly doesn ' t take her long to make friends. ALICE LEATHERS " If you can ' t do anything else to help along just smile. " Alice is one of the best dancers in the Senior class. She has a very pleasing personality and her smile is contagious. As to her future, we wish her all the luck in the world. EILEEN MACLEOD " Her eyes are sapphires set in snow. " Eileen made her successful debut at the S. H. S. in her senior year. It was only a short time before everybody knew this blue-eyed lassie from Xorwell. She spends much of her time dancing. We hope your magnetic attraction in making friends never wears away. WENDELL MORRILL " We wish for more in life, than more of it. " " Winkie " is his nickname, but " Argument " is his middle name. Lnruly blond hair makes him the boy blond of our class. Wendell can often be heard ar- guing just for the sake of ar- guing. Activities — Baseball 1 ; Football 3. DOROTHEA NAUGHTON " Success is naught; endea- vor ' s all. " " Dottie " is another ath- letic Senior, and always has a sheaf of letters from her many boy-friends. Activities — Hockey team 2. 3. 4 : French Club 3 : Glee Club 1. 2 : Commercial Club 4 ; and Senior Play Com- mittee. LENA POILLUCCI " Spirit of dancing nutsic! Tarry still awhile. " She lacks a nickname but abounds in friendships. She is noted for her witty come-backs and snapping black eyes, as well as her nimble fingers that would drag music from a soap box. Remember her " Oh-yeah " in the Senior Play? Activities — Glee Club 1 ; Commercial Club 4 ; Senior Play ; Semaphore 4. CHARLES RUGGERIO " Judge a man by his ques- tions rather than his answers. " " Charlie " is very popular among his class-mates. He is a very talkative fellow and keeps a certain teacher busy watching him. He is interested in for- estry. Page Twelve After High School - Wlmt? Each year the Stoughton High School turns out a fresh crop of graduates, young and eager men and women looking forward to . . . what? Now, as one man amply put it — that is the question. If you are one of the ver) few favored ones who have the means and ability to go to college, all well and good. You have four more years in which to prepare your- self for service, and may they be four pleasant years as well as profitable ones. But if you belong to the majority, you will have to seek your way in the world. Not being especially trained or talented, you will probably follow a path leading to one of our local accredited institutions — in short, factory work. But this is all fact, and consequently dull and uninteresting. The point of these two hundred odd words is that whatever way you choose, or whatever path is chosen for you, there is always ambition. Ambition may be dulled in the daily grind of factory labor or lost in the social gaiety of college, but its only limitations are within oneself. There are no heights that cannot be scaled b) ambition plus determination. One, however, must know the requirements and be prepared to fulfill them. Money helps more than a great deal. However it is the things within oneself that make for success. This sounds terribly " preachy, " but think it over and you will realize its truth. The Texas Tragedy Hundreds of mounds of heaped-up dirt on a lonely Texas plain. That is all that now remains of the youthful population of New London High School. A trag- edy too grim and too tragic to be interpreted by the printed word. The younger generation of New London has gone back to God and left behind a void too deep to ever be refilled on this earth. Ihis disaster was worse than war. Horrible in its swift devastation. Yet for one brief instarit it united the people of this nation. Their common bond was sympathy. But, here at Stoughton High School we claim a bond that is twofold -both of sympathy and of youth. Sympathy, like sorrow, however deep, heals with age. Youth knows no age and is inconsolable. To this heart-broken Texan community, goes our deepest and sincerest sympathy together with the expressed wish that we could in some way, aid that portion of our rank that has gone before us. Page Thirteen cA(3o j ews The Year in News The first important event on the year ' s calendar was the election of class officers. As a result of strenuous campaigning the following students were elected. SENIOR CLASS President Kenneth Leahy Vice President Irene Tirelis Secretary Mary Rivella Treasurer Peter Mears JUNIOR CLASS President Leo McDermott Vice President Blanche Rowland Secretary Elizabeth Staples Treasurer Paul Kennedy SOPHOMORE CLASS President Edward DeLuca Vice President Dorothy Kell Secretary Helen acoulis Treasurer Robert Smale The next event to hold the spotlight was the annual Sophomore Hallowe ' en Dance, a very successful affair that spoke well for the members of the class. Each class was well-represented upon the football gridiron and hockey field where all who participated in these sports proved their mettle by going through successful seasons. The Junior Class lost two promising and popular members in Edith Marshall and Clarence White, the former moving to Dorchester and the latter going to Maine lo study to become one of those big, strong, handsome guides. This class received a promising asset to its membership when Eileen McLeod entered its ranks. Senior Commercial girls formed a club of their own and proceeded to obtain much enjoyment and instruction from their organization. Page Fourteen School News (Continued) The Dramatic Club ' s annual Christmas play proved to be a great success from all angles. We were pleased to see all of our favorite actors and actresses back on the stage and more than pleased to note the many new faces behind the footlight. Sports again invaded the calendar, with girls ' and boys ' basketball holding the throne. Each class had its representatives on the floor, all proving worthy of the tiust placed upon them. The girls enjoyed an excellent season and the boys, a fair one. The magnificence of the Junior Prom eclipsed all other activities, and was an outstanding social success of the year. The memters of the Junior Class deserve much credit for the results of their labor to make this affair the greatest of their year ' s accomplishments. Drama, in the form of the Senior Play, again invaded the calendar, with a cast of Senior actors and actresses presenting a rip-roaring three act comedy, " Growing Pains, " in the local theater. Ably supported by the entire Senior Class, the large cast did themselves proud in the presentation of this play. The last and greatest event of the school year, graduation, approaches rapidly. With the members of the Senior Class engrossed in their preparations for this crown- ing achievement and the other classes looking forward to the time when they will be upper classmen, the year draws to a successful close. My only wish for the years to come is that they may be as full as this one has been. ROBERT SMITH ' 37 Ode to a Stoic A Stoic is a person who Never laughs, nor smiles at you. He never has a joke or song. But just goes grudgingly along; Never knows a moment gay, Or sees the good of a sunny day, But just allows the time to go And never gives a smile a show. A 71 Afte rth 0 ugh t The Stoic certainly won great fame At a recent donkey basketball game. He looked like one, you must agree — Gee! I hope he doesn ' t take offense at me. ALMA BURKE ' 39 Page Fifteen Clubs DRAMATIC CLLB — This all-important organization this year elected as it officers: Peter Mears. president: Marv Ri ella. vice president: LeRo Litchfield, treasurer: Frances Mitkievicz, secretary. ith a membership of some sixtv-five per- sons, the club functioned smoothly throughout the school year, providing several fine plays, and sponsoring several successful socials. Their faculty adviser, Miss Sullivan, deserves much credit for her work as play coach and general activities adviser. Their Christmas play. " Let ' s Call it Chritsmas, " reflects much credit upon the club and its members. The club also sponsored a Social in the high school gym which was well attended and proved to be one of the outstanding events of the school vear. The members enjoyed a Hallowe en Social at Bobb Jackson s barn with several teachers as guests. ART CLLB — The Art Club, whose capable adviser and instructor was Miss Movitz. had a membership of fourteen students this vear. The purpose of the organ- ization is to give advanced training to those persons who wish to make drawing their profession and to give to those people who are interested in drawing as a hobby a chance to express themselves through the mediums of charcoal drawing, pencil, paint, modeling, etc. The present members are exceptionally talented in the field of art. and have turned out some beautiful pieces of work. GLEE CLUBS AND ORCHESTRA— The schooLs glee clubs, both boys ' and girls ' proved a source of enjoyment and instruction to those who participated in them. With a combined membership of a hundred, the clubs turned out many fine pieces of choral work under the capable direction of their supervisor. Miss Goeres. The school orchestra, also under the supervision of Miss Goeres, was an exceptionally fine organization this ear and reflected much credit upon itself and its supervisor by its splendid performances during the season. The music appreciation class, also sponsored by Miss Goeres. was a new thing this year but proceeded to exactly fulfill its purpose, that of furthering the appreciation of good music by its members. COMMERCIAL CLLB — This club was organized this vear with twenty senior girls as members and Miss Donovan of the faculty as adviser. The club proved to be a source of much valuable secretarial a-id business instruction and enjoyment to its members, for during the year. the heard lectures, participated in several skits, isited several business establishments and telephone exchanges, and enjoyed several parties, teas, and bridge parties. At one meeting the members took intelligence tests. Iheir elected officers were: President, Patricia W illiams: ice President, Edna Rafalko; Treasurer, Marie Smith: Secretary. Alice Stan wood. Page Sixteen Front Row — A. Crane, B. Howes, S. Dittmer, L. Lavis, B. Howland, M. Gibson, D. Chapman, R. Crevola. Second Row — C. Anderson, B. Wilkinson, C. Pooler, R. Bachelor, J. Deacon, R. Smale, G. Kasupski, E. De Luca, A. Capen. Last Row — A. Checca, E. Roach, H. Liftman. Orchestra To those students eiulowecl witli jjowers of producing instrumental music who have, during the course of the year, delighted us with their orchestra work, we give our whole-hearted respects and thanks with the earnest wish that, under their capable supervisor and director. Miss Goeres, they may, in the years to come, attain even greater triumph in the field of music. Stoughton High School was especially fortunate this year in having such a well-organized group of fine musicians. Every section in the orchestra had its com- plement of capable instrumentalists and all worked together to produce some excep- tionally fine results. Their work at the Teachers ' Club play, the Senior play, and the annual exhibition was outstanding. Page Seventeen Page Eighteen Farewell Seniors A Senior year can be oh, so short, but full of memories dear Which last for all a lifetime while on earth you linger here And when you leave your school behind And proceed to forget your books and rules You ' ll soon grow wise and find (don ' t sneer) You wish that you again were here. For out in the world, where friends are few Those you know will soon forget you. If you lose hope and fail, or fear, Then, Seniors, how you ' ll wish you were here Back with teachers who sympathize Back with friends who cry when you cry Who keep up your spirits when you are blue And faithful and loyal will always be true. So when you feel sad and wish that you had A friend who could make you perk up and feel glad Who ' d pat your back and dry your tear Then Seniors you ' ll wish that you were here. L ' ENVOI But when your paycheck is coming in In size of salary none too slim When you take your dough and have wild flings Then Seniors you can bet your bottom aces With you my friends Would We Change Places MADELINE ELLIOTT ' 38 Page Nineteen Annals of That History Making Group The Class of 1937 Gloivi ig As Freshmen It was an eventful day in the History of Stoughton High School when in Sep- tember 1933. we first favored the school with our presence. We immediately pro- ceeded to disinguish ourselves in many ways and to make our presence and impor- tance felt by divers methods. Our scholastic records reached new heights (and depths). Our athletic achievements broke all existing records for diversity and success. We stole the spotlight at all the social functions by reason of our constant at- tendance, marvelous dancing, and easy, spirited conversation. The development of several fine actors and actresses, vocalists, and instrumen- talists could be easily noted. Gleaming As Sophomores Freed at last from the traditional bond? of freshmen we entered upon our second year at Stoughton High, full of liope and courage and overflowing with brains and brawn. All of our dreams came into realization as one year progressed and our many successes eclipsed even those of our freshman year. Our athletes rose to new heights of glory wliile our scholastic achievements were too many to enumerate. In passing, let me repeat the remarks of a person observing our class, whose experience as teacher of a kindergarten make her an authority on the subject; Quote: " Never in all my years of experience have 1 seen a group of boys and girls who, as a result of their abilities on the athletic field and in the schoolroom are more in need of the instruction that 1 can give them in my kindergarten class. " Puge Twenty Class Historv (Continued) Sh ' uii?ig As Jufiiors As third year students we really came into our own. The glory of our numerous successes (and failures) became known from coast to coast. One enterprising member of our class refused a five-year contract for his ' ■Rhythm Kings " to play stooge for Rudy Vallee ' s " Conn. Yankee ' s. ' " He preferred instead to give " us " the benefit of his organization. Our Prom was a " marvel of the age " in itself. It could be easily seen that any male member of our class could go to Hollywood at any time and obtain a contract to take Fred Astaire ' s place as leading dancer on the screen. On the gridiron, the diamond, the hocke field, and the basketball court future national and world champions could be seen in actions. These, of course, were our classmates. In the field of pencils, chalk, and leaky fountain pens we left marks that will never be erased. (If you don ' t believe me take a look at some Junior desks.) In the realms of higher mathematics, business, English, and sundry other subjects the plan of doing away with all teachers for Junior classes was seriously considered. It seems that we knew too much (or too little) for them to be of any use to us. In fact, certain teachers of Junior subjects found that we possessed answers to many questions that could not ha e been found in any text book. Starring As Seniors As Seniors we made the crowning achievements of our four years within the hallowed walls of Stoughton High. In this all-too-short year we managed ne ertheless to stamp never-to-be-forgotten impressions upon the minds of those with whom we came in contact. Our now-famous athletes gained new heights of fame and were generally looked upon as Olympic material. Our scholars, to the number of about seventy, were heaped with praise from all corners of the nation and a movement was on foot to admit them without entrance exams to all advanced institutions of learning in the town. Our social functions eclipsed all others far and near and the presence of any member of our class at a social affair rendered that particular affair a howling success. We were rated the tops in acting as a result of our production of " Growing Pains. " Several excellent actors and actresses, hitherto unknown, were brought to the public eye. As the time of passing forever from these friendly old walls draws nigh a feeling of regret passes over us that we must abandon our school to those who follow, we who have protected and preserved its ideals, spirit, and teachers for four long years. But we realize that one essential thing. There are new worlds for us to conquer, new goals to reach, new mountains to climb, so we must go on, on, on. Forever Page Twenty ' ' ' Future AlumnV They have graduated but are still in our minds. The class of ' 37 is a class that is never to be forgotten. It was a friendly class and one that will linger long in our memories in years to come. Pat Lanigan (or if you prefer it so, Helen) writes us from New York that it is quite nice there — just exactly what ' s so nice Helen?? — Vin Ugo is working at the Panther with such people as Truck. Tony Kazules, and Adam Stonkus — now where have we heard of these people before? Bob Evans tells me he ' s going to do some traveling before he settles down to a blissful married life — smart boy that Robert — Alice Leathers (who just couldn ' t wait for school to finish to say her ' I do ' s ' ) is doing OK for herself — her pal Eileen McLeod went to Trade School before she followed suit — Julian Donovitz is carrying on in his father ' s footsteps — pardon me, I mean his f ather ' s furniture store — Al. Burkett is earning bread and butter for his sweet wife Edith Trollope (boy, what a romance theirs was I — Stella (our platinum blonde I moved back to Cambridge after graduation and then did as most girls do — ■ yep, got married — Edna Rafalko who was one of our star dancers in " them thar days " got herself a position as Ass t ballroom teacher — and maybe the boys don ' t Hock to that class! — Ginny Ceruti writes us from New Hampshire that she ' s up to her old trick of getting lost — for shame. Gin. and I always thought you were one sensible senior — Marj. Mosman is another member of the class that had the wedding bells ring for her — but Eileen Crean says she ' s gonna have a good time before she settles down — Don ' t blame you honey, but you ' ll fall too, they all do-— Maude Paine who is doing some traveling also writes that the next stop is the sunny southland — I envy you Maude — Bob. LaPorte and his cronies have gone to college. Oh no, not what you think — They ' re at the Panther College — Walter McEwan is trucking around here and there — (not the dance step, you silliest — The inseparables, Penny and Evie, ( whom everyone got mixed up I are still together and their interests turn towards the Walpole Agricultural School — but then they always did — some- ihings tells us that they will be farmers ' wives — Gracie (better known as Tim- mons — and by the way how do you rate that monicker, Grace? ) is one of the most popular of air hostesses — Gracie actually lost weight to do it — Dutch or should I say Billv Dean, who took a nice part in the Sr. Play is taking a very real part as hubby to the girl who managed to hold onto him all these years — Josie DeLuca has no time for romance nowadays as she is still pounding the typewriter keys at the Plymouth — where can be found Gena Cotter and Marie Smith who keep taking time out to teach each other the latest dance steps — Angie Zienko, Nellie Kucinskis, and Celia Druker are all teaching classes back in the old Alma-Mater — Ed. Meserve is still " a courtin ' Bill Dean ' s only sister-in-law (oh. oh. another one of those long i-ngagements I — Charlie Ruggerio has joined the long line of Ruggerio brothers who all work for one company (their own I — Manuel Jardin is still working at Perdi- gao ' s — he ought to own the place before very long — Carl Anderson and Antrinett Pioach are together at the Conservatory of Music in Boston — Ah a romance maybe? — Page Twenty-two Future Alu7?ini (Continued) Saw Don. Hill squiring Betty Daly the other nite — c ' mon you two ' fess up — Anna ' ' Boo-Boo " Kearns got herself a job as commedienne on the radio — Push over Ann and make room for me — . Helen Horan a quiet little lassie in school (but outside? ) is working at the Panther, where Lillian Vitkauskis is her alley-mate, and also where Margaret Cas- sidy comes ' round with the pay checks — Tony Walent and Eliza Stone who were the artists of the Semaphore (that swell school magazine) are working on a Boston paper doing sketches and the like — Kenny Leahy and Bob Beaton have permanent positions in the First National — Earle Dykeman is another one who is following in his father ' s work — Winky Morrill and Geo. Madan are two chummy bachelors who are beginning to " git lovesick " — Melba Capen (she of the little feet) is one gal who is commencing to get serious (about Georgy Mel.? ) — Red " what a man " Reilly is one of the early birds, I mean early milkmen — Drummer Gelzinis and Eddie Kim- tis are sharing a camp in Maine — could you use a boarder boys? — And Moe Rist we mustn ' t forget him — he ' s worked himself up to position of commissioner in the Boy Scout Corps. — Nice going Moe. Sally Kell, whom we all remember as the leading lady in the Sr. Play, is heard on a popular radio program together with Leroy Litchfield, singing the songs we love to hear — (wonder if P. Kelley and Litch are still pals after this? ) — Irene Tirelis who also took quite a responsible part in the play is one of the " roving eye " nurses at the Mass. Gen. Hospital — Chet Smith is knocking ' em for a loop on the legitimate stage — ditto Robert Smith — ah these Smith boys — Pat Williams who was remembered always for her dimples is now a Mrs. and playing her part very well (we always knew she wouldn ' t be single long ) — Aina Packard is also a nurse and doin ' right smart too — ditto Ruth Raby who was a grand vamp in the Sr. Play (or was it only acting H ' m) — Jerry DiPrizzio, the George Raft of tiie class, (who firmly vowed one day in U. S. Hist, class that the woman ' s place is in the home) is living up to his word and is keeping his wife home (oh yes, he ' s married) and going to work him- self — We ' ll bet any money Jerry only said that because he knew what would happen to him after the class was over ( for the sake of those who aren ' t in the know, Jerry was the only MALE in the class) — Mary Fullerton and Anna Raila who swore that they ' d be old maids are doing nicely as wives — then we have the Mears Bros., Bill and Pete, who will soon be seen together in the same picture — Mary Rivella can be seen at a Boston nite club doing her bit to make the place lively — and incidentally she can dance! — And so can Lena (Leapin ' ) Poillucci but she ' s to be seen over at the Norwood " Flats " pushing ' sextuplets ' about — that gal ' s got a business head. Elsa-Jo-Beatty will spend most of her leisure time writing novels about life on Cape Ann — how ' s Gloucester treating you Jo? — Mary LaCivita is busily posing for the Pepsodent Toothpaste Company — and designing clothes on the side — while Dot Naughton gads about in Canton in a foreign racer — she wins prizes and even beats Gar Wood! All these little things have led up to our long, tall member — " Shorty " Stanwood who may soon be seen doing a " La Pavlova " on Broadway! Page Twenty-thi Class PFill hast IVlU And Testa??te?it: We, the class of 1937. of the Stoughton High School. Town of Stoughton, being of sound mind and body, do make, publish and declare this our last will and testa- ment in manner and form as follows: ALICE " SHORTY " STANWOOD bequeaths her " shortness " to ELEANOR BORGESON. FELLX TRUCZINSKAIS leaves his " truckin " to EDWARD DALY who needs it. HELEN LANIGAN AND EILEEN CREAN leave their humorcnis appreciation of Mr. Burke ' s jokes to anvbodv who dares to laugh al them. WILLIAM REILLY bequeaths his ability to refrain from shaving to ALTER BERGMAN. ADAM " SKI-FEET " STONKUS leaves his size 12 " ? to JOHN STONKUS. STELLA ALOSE ITCH leaves her taste for sport clothes to GLADYS HINCK- LEY. JERRY DIPRIZIO leaves his dancing to BILLY MITCHELL with the hope that Billy can charm as many girls. IRENE TIRELIS leaves her athletic abilitv to BLANCHE HOWLAND who isn t doing so bad for herself now. MARY RIVELLA leaves her dancing ability to ISABEL BUTLER. JOSEPHINE DELUCA leaves her - Inrnk - in history to MARGARET FOSTER. SALLY KELL leaves her singing abilit to whoever can do as well. LEON BURKETT and EDITH TROLLOPE leave their romance to KATHERINE EVANS AND BILLY MITCHELL. NELLIE KUCINSKIS leaves her good marks to ELIZABETH POWERS. ANTRINETT Ito you, Millie to us,) ROACH, leaves her bus driving to GINNY CAMPBELL, with the hope that Ginny will be as pleasant about it as Milly. PETE MEARS leaves his position as treasurer to the one who thinks he can undertake such a responsibility. " DRUMMER " GELZINIS leaves his ready smile to RUSSELL PARSONS. CHET SMITH leaves his acting to an body capable of doing as well. IRENE TIRELIS AND MARJORIE MOSMAN bestow the Stock-room difficul- ties on BARBARA DALY AND DOROTHY DANFORTH. Page Twenty-four Class IVlU (Continued) WENDELL MORRILL leaves his oratorical brilliance to WILLIAM MITCHELL. ELIZABETH DALY trusts that ELIZABETH GLOVER will be able to under- DONALD HILL leaves his freckles to LAWRENCE SCANNELL. EARLE DYKEMAN gives his infectious giggle to NORMA GEBHARDT. DOMINIC GELZINIS leaves his " he " mannish build to PAUL KENNEDY. GEORGE MADAN leaves his way with the women to EDWARD DUNN. WALTER McEWAN leaves his ability to fix autos to VINCENT PEDUTO. PAT WILLIAMS gives her secretarial ability to JEANE FRENCH. DOT NAUGHTON gives her rosy cheeks to MIRIAM STILLERMAN. HELEN HORAN leaves her quietness to RICHARD JOHNSON. JERRY DIPRIZIO leaves the school happily. n Witness Whereof, ive have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seal, this Fifth Day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand-nine-hundred and thirty-seven. stand the master clock in the office. CLASS OF 1937 Page Twe-nty-five Senior Class Play ' ' GroK ' i Jg Pel if IS As one of the high points in its year s calendar, the Senior Class presented a mirth-provoking three act comedy, entitled " Growing Pains. " to an appreciative audience assembled in the local theatre. The play depicted the trials and tribulations of two adolescent children caught in the meshes of puppy love and superiority complexes. Their bewildered parents, dazed by the rapid changes in their rebelling offspring, endeavored throughout the play to return their wandering children to the way of normal thought and action. The action of tlie play took ]jlace in the terrace room of the family ' s residence in northern California amid a beautiful setting of flowers and very attractive furniture and scenery. The two children of the family. George and Terry Mclntyre. were played by Chester Smith and Kathleen Kell, respectively. George, a rather wild young man of seventeen, displayed an intense love foi guns, blondes, and decrepit automobiles, which last eventually entangled him with an arm of the law. which part was played very ably by Vincent Ugo. Terry Mclnt)re proved to be a very likeable young person of " fourteen, goin " on fifteen " addicted to high heels, roller skates, and Brian Stanley. Through the course of the pla she presented a humorously pathetic picture, now in tears over being turned down by the boys, now in ecstac over a new pair of high-heeled slippers. " Ma " and " Pa " Mclntyre, alias Irene Tirelis and Robert Smith who took their roles ver well, made strenuous efforts to keep up with their offsprings ' changing moods. ith " Pa " ' passing out nickels and displac ing a violent temper and " Ma " sew- ing on buttons and tucking in shirts, they gave a perfect picture of disrupted domestic tranquillity and bewilderment. Prudence Darling, a prett heart-breaker, ably taken by Ruth Raby. almost succeeded in winning the heart of Brian, whose part was taken b Paul Kelley. William Dean, taking the part of Dutch, and Lena Poillucci playing Patty pro- vided a nice little romance, while Omar, in the person of Robert Lapurte, stuttered his way through the scenes. During a certain rehearsal for the pla he proved to everyone ' s satisfaction that he would make a good maid I with a little practice.) Elsie Patterson, a rather homely, bespectacled oung lady with an intelligence quotient of a " hundred and thirty-nine and a fraction, " played by Eileen Crean, was forced upon the company of George Mclntyre, by her busybody mother, Mrs. Patter- son, whose part was well played by Marjorie Mosman. Page Twenty-six Se?lior Class P aV (Continued) Angelyn Zienko took the part of Sophie, the maid; Leon Burkett, the role of Hal; Pete was played by Leroy Litchfield; Jane, by Patricia Williams; Miriam, by Mary Rivella; Edna Rafalko played the part of Vivian; Jerry DiPrizio, Elizabeth Daly and Alice Stanwood; — all did excellent in their respective roles. During the intermissions between the acts the school orchestra, under the capable direction of Miss Minnie Goeres, rendered several selections which were well received by the audience. At the close of the performance, Chester Smith, in behalf of the cast, presented beautiful bouquets to Miss Dorothy Arnold, director and coach of the production and to Miss Ruth Dainty, in charge of scenery and properties. The entire play well reflected the immense amount of work that had gone into its production and the strenuous efforts of the various members of the faculty, com- mittees, and of the class as a whole which made it such a success. That inevitable time when many things come to an end. When fate takes a hand and leads us through the roads of life. There are Seniors who always seem to dread the day, when At graduation they leave their days of delight. Of delight, of work, of duties, all combined. Of carefree days, with work and realizations; Yet it ' s only the end of one important climb, It ' s but the beginning of all their aspirations. As destiny takes each one by the hand, And launches them, each one on his career, They each begin, at last to understand That the day of yesteryear ' s future is here. Their shoulders to the wheel, they climb the rocky road; Each has his star: He ' s beginning to near the goal. MARY RIVELLA ' 37 Page Twenty-seven ' ' Monseigneur, A Petition! " The lone carriage jolted along the dusty highway bathed in the crimson light of the setting sun. Curried horses with silken manes drove the satin lined coach. Monseigneur reclined elegantly in a far corner of the luxurious affair. Suddenly, the foaming horses drew to a halt, and the occupant of the carriage assuming an indifferent air. leaned out. " What is it vou want . ' he asked of the young woman who confronted him. ' Tor the sake of the Holy Father. Monseigneur. A petition. " The woman ' s haggard face was drawn and aged. Deep shadows lined her sunken eyes. The colorless lips opened slightly and she mumbled, " For my husband. Monseigneur. he is dead and lies buried beneath a little grassy mound. Ah. Monseigneur! It is so sad. 1 beg of you — " " Again? " interrupted the bored aristocrat. " Please, Monseigneur. but a bit of stone or wood — anything with mv husband ' s ;iame inscribed upon it. " Monseigneur was fast becoming impatient and denoted this by tapping his daintily shod foot against the rim of the wheel. His sympathies were unmoved, devoid of life and love for humanity. Casuallv he adjusted his powdered wig. Casuallv he smoothed the lact frills of the embroidered collar. Still more casually he studied his nails. The woman, wishing to pursue her object, wrung her scrawny hands and sighed impatiently. Her faded apparel clung to her like a last thread of hope. The ashen lips trembled and tears of remorse filled the sunken eyes. A slight breeze stirred the graying hair and fanned the fevered brow. Monseigneur was by now twirling his waxed moustache. Did he care. ' Could he make his escape from this living scarecrow? Anything, anything to get away from her petition. Petitions! That s all they thought of, these dogs. In a moment the valet had thrust the woman aside, and the carriage rolled off into the dusk. Monseigneur again adjusted his wig and heaved a sigh of relief as he settled back against the satin cushions. On a hill far away the lone figure of a woman sobbed at the foot of the rugged Cross of Our Saviour and prayed silently. Meanwhile. Monseigneur and the remain- ing nobility twirled the waxed moustaches of a devastated nation and adjusted their powdered wigs. (Adapted from an incident in " A Tale of Two Cities " — C. Dickens) HELEN ACOULIS ' 39 Page Txcenty-eight Literary (Continued) Have you ever had a nightmare: a niglitmare that haunts you throughout the entire night; one that keeps popping up in your mind for days and days, and weeks and weeks afterwards; is so consistent in its reappearances that your marks grad- ually change to hrighter color, while you lose weight, forget to eat, and no longer look like your normal healthy, cheerful self? Such a thing happened to me. Let me tell you about it. I had just retired for the evening after indulging in a little snack — to be specific — three doughnuts, a banana, y- lb. cheese, a crabmeat sandwich, and 1 4 of a choc- olate layer cake. Being at peace with the world and having had an elegant suffici ency, I snuggled down in the covers, allowing my mind to drift off to vague and misty regions. Suddenly strong fingers clapped down on my shoulders (perhaps it was the crab ' s claws I wheeling me about, face to face with a very dark chocolate faced man. That he was worried was aj)parent. La ers upon layers of wrinkle lined his features. An explanation for this was forthcoming when he made known his reasons for so rudely whirling me around. His name was Mr. B. A. Scout; his occupation, a moving-picture producer. As all the stars in Hollywood were sick-a-bed with the flu. production was at a standstill. One brilliant M.G.M. board member had conceived the idea of finding twins to fill in for the stars until they could once more resume work — and, that ' s where I came in. said Mr. B. A. Scout. The board of directors had ap|)ointed me to find the exact dup- licate of each actor and actress pla) ing in a current production. With my thoughts as muddled as if a cyclone had struck them, I stumbled into school, staring at every one I met, trying to fit them into «ome star ' s shoes. On my way to Room 23 I ran into Jimmy Dykeman and let out a whoop of glee. With his way with the ladies and exceedingly good looks he was a perfect Clark Gable — one off in list. Next I went in search of a little girl with blond curls to fill in for Shirley Temple — of course Alice (Shorty) Stanwood was my choice. Third on my list was Freddie Bartholomew. My hunt for a dark curly-haired boy noted for his gentlemaidy actions and all round good behavior wound up in Calvin Porter. Then came Mae West. Hm-m-m. thought 1, she must have an over abundance - along with a pleasing personality. Ah. I found just the one — Irene Tirelis. Now, there ' s my Mickey Mouse sneaking around the corner again. Robert Evans. But one had me stuck. Charles Laugblon. The person to fill this bill would necessarily have to be serious minded, a good actor, and slightly portly. After searching for ages I found him in the person of Felix Truczinskais. Next came Greta Garbo. The one for this j art would have to be very quiet, a person who likes being alone. Betty Staples where art thou? Oh, I almost forgot Fred Astaire. Who is small, very agile, with a grand Page Tivenfy- Literary (Continued) personality, not at all bashful and a perfect mate for Ginger Rogers? Mike Crim- mins. Next on the list — but with a jerk I came awake resolving to confine my little snacks to the after noons. BLANCHE ROWLAND ' 38 ' ' The Blessed Rain ' ' The hot. dry wind blasted across the endless, dreary plain. It rustled the parched yellow-brown leaves of a wheat field. It drove dust particles against a low, rambling frame house surrounded by barns and machine sheds. On the porch of the house, in a creaky rocking chair, slumped a weary, discouraged man who gazed with unseeing eyes out over the dry fields confronting him. From the door behind him came a tired-looking woman in a faded gingham dress. " Well, John? ' she said. " It ' s no use Mary, " turning about in his chair to her. " The crop ' s done for. This wind s uncovering the roots and I don t dare run a cultivator. The soil ' s too dry anyway. " " Tiat will we live on, John? " she faltered. " God only knows. " he replied. " This crop was to take us out of debt. Now it ' s ruined us. ' " " We can t sell the place I suppose? " " Not a chance. hy the farm s blowing way in this wind. " His wife quietly turned and entered the house leaving John with his head bowed forward on his two hands. The faint purr of a motor brought him into tense expectation. A cloud of dust on the road to the house dissolved and showed a speeding car which grew in size until the figure of the driver drew a look of hate and distrust to John ' s face. As the occupant of the car alighted and waddled up to the porch he called in a voice meant to be friendly. " Well, howdy-do, Mr. Reid. " A faint, surly nod was John ' s reply. " How goes the crop, friend, " squeaked this blowy individual whom I shall introduce as Mr. Hiram Craven. " Crop ' s done for, " was the short reply. " What are you going to do? " " I don ' t know. " " Want to sell? " No answer. " I say, my friend, " squeeked Craven. " 1 11 give you a fair price, say .S7,000. ' " " That wouldn ' t pay half of my debts. " returned John. " Besides, what am I to live on? " Here came the slam of the screen door and Mrs. Reid stood on the porch. She nodded to Hiram and he half-bowed in return for this friendly greeting. Page Thirty Literary (Continued) " Supper ' s ready and waiting, " she announced. " Join us, Craven, " said John, rising from his chair. " Thanks, " said he, " don ' t mind if I do. " We take up the story again some two hours later. The atmosphere inside the house is suffocating and the three people in our story have gone out onto the porch tc get what little breeze there is. The keen despair of the Reids does not seem to have been imparted to Mr. Hiram Craven who again is pressing upon John his offer of $7,000 for the farm. " Craven, " said John at last, ' " I can t sell this farm. It ' s my very life. I built this house and the barns myself. I ' ve improved the soil and grown good crops here up to this year. I ' ve worked my fingers to the bone and grown old here. Look at my wife. She ' s fifteen years younger than she looks. I ' m praying for something to save my life ' s work. Oh! for the blessed rain. I can ' t sell. " The little group grew silent, so did the world around them. The wind no longer rustled the parched wheat stalks. Hiram Craven moved his feet nervously. He coughed. Then abruptly he turned, went down the steps and toward his car. As he was about to open the car ' s door a faint spattering struck his ear. (Mancing quickly upwards he perceived masses of unnoticed, tumbled clouds. And from then fell, of all things, rain! The spatter increased to a stead v pattering which in a moment proved very uncomfortable to Hiram. Jerking open the door of the automobile be popped into the seat and then he glanced back at the house. In the now roaring downpour he saw two figures. John and Mary Reid. They were on their knees in the rain their faces thrown back to its refreshing coolness. It was difficult to say whether their faces were wet with rain drops or tears of thankfulness as through the sound of the rain came John Reid ' s voice, " the blessed rain. " ROBERT SMITH You Can ' t Win An Argument (After reading Dale Carnegie ' s hook ' ' Hon to W in Friends and Influence People ' ) You can ' t win an argument, you ' ll hear many folks say, But we all get into one, about everyday. ' e il argue for hours on one little thing, We ' ll argue so loud, it ' ll make your ears ring. And what do you get? Just a sore throat, Maybe a headache, and the other guy ' s goat. ou ' ll be telling your best friend that he ' s all wet. And lose all the confidence of folks you ' ve just met. And so my dear friend, take a tip from me. Give in to other folks, and admit )ou ' re up the wrong tree. HENRY LAARHOVEN ' 39 Page Thirty- lAterar (Continued) By Gum! There certainly i? a technique about chewing gum — that mastication of a prep- aration of plastic soluble substances — which has not been mastered bv everyone. Nearly everybody at some time or other chews gum. but how many people are reallv proficient in the art? For instance, a person expe rt in this particular field may be seen chewing busilv - -and efficiently — one moment, and in the next you ' d think he had never seen a stick of gum. Magic? Technique! During the moment when you beheld his jaw rapidlv rising and falling he was unaware of your scrutinizing gaze. hen he became con- scious of it. howe er. he skillfully slid his tongue over the gum and with a swift movement placed it deftly in a secluded spot far back in the remote recesses of his mouth. Clever! It takes a very talented person indeed to execute the well-known trick of gum- pulling successfully. This feat is performed in many wa)s. but the following is the most generally known: the gum is placed by the tongue between the teeth, the greater part of it outside. Then it is delicately pinched between the forefinger and thumb of either hand, and the arm is gracefully extended. It requires an extraor- dmarily accomplished person to return the gum to the mouth without having it adhere nicssil) to those parts of the physiognomy most nearly concerned. We will not go into the techinque of bubble blowing here, as that is an art in itself and would require a separate chapter entirely. The parking of gum is a subject that has been well covered b many writers in many different fields. All we shall say is that the number — and variety — of places used for the purpose is so unbelievable that even the stores are thinking of introducing suitable places in which a busy shopper may park his — or her — gum while shopping, charging so much per hour. Be that as it may. you will find gum parked almost anywhere, from a hastily contrived retreat in that corner of your best pocket-handker- chief to a leisurely position on the inkwell in the post-office. As you undoubtedly realize, there are diverse material uses for chewing gum other than chewing. Many gum manufactories advertise their product as an indis- pensible beauty aid. Ladies are advised to chew — thus stimulating the throat muscles, strengthening the tissues, and in the end preserving youthful contours — that is, abolish- ing the double chin. Some gums are designed to take the place of toothbrush and tooth paste, manv a girl has found that in a pinch, a small piece of gum will discourage a stocking run: then you must consider its use in anchoring a rug on a newly polished floor; Page Thirty-two LiterarV (Continued) and its use on the sole of a shoe to prevent slipping on ice. Gum is always offered by stewardesses on airplanes to counteract airsickness. Its growing use as a vehicle for medicines is becoming generally recognized — so that doctors as well as beauti- cians may use the slogan " Chew and Be Beautiful. " Its manifold uses in the household have never been catalogued. No hom.= should be without its package. Gum chewing does have drawbacks, such as the irksomeness of seeing someone ruminating constantly, like a cow, or having him sometimes yield to the irresistible temptation of chewing with his mouth open — the audible results of which are well known by all. Gum on a dance floor is one of these stumbling blocks to progress we always read about. But in spite of its faults and the fact that quite frequently it gums up to embar- rassment — both physically and socially — we ' re for it. It s what makes the jaws go ' round! BARBARA WIGGIN ' 39 DEAR OTHELLO, I must tell YOU about the " Muhuniiiiet-Ni Iil ' s Dreani ' I had. I was on a pleasure ciuise to various " Hamlets " along the coast. The " Twelfth Night " out a " Tempest ' ' came up and there was certainly " Much Ado About Nothing. ' ' The next day, after the water was returned to the ocean " Measure jor Measure " " A Merchant of Venice " took a walk on deck with his pet cat, called " King Lear " who sports a new " Winter ' s Tale. " Its strange appearance scared the " Merry Wives of Windsor " who ran to the " Two Gentlemen of Verona " for protection or " What You Will. " The rest of the trip being calm was " As You Like It. " I think you ' ll agree with me " All ' s Well That Ends Well. " Your Friend, " MacBeth " P. S. " Romeo and Juliet ' have found that " Love ' s Labor ' s Lost " and is more like a " Comedy of Errors. " " Mr BLANCHE ROWLAND ' 38 Page Thirty-three iJterdrV (Continued) The Gallic Wars The Gallic Wars are all the bunk Or so it seems to me. W hat difference does it make to us What Caesar s doings be? Orgetorix — a wise old man Put people all to flight. But what good did it do him? He s dead — it serves him right. Gaul is severed up in bits, A tribe in every part. The Germans sweeping from the north Wrecking home and heart. Now there it is in plain plain facts My argument is true. Does it not seem logical? I put it up to you. ISABEL BUTLER ' 39 Senior Class Ode 1937 Words by Antrinett Roach. Air: " Annie Laurie. " Stoughton High School we as seniors Now bid you fond adieu Memories and kind thoughts linger In our hearts for you so true. W e never shall forget Our Alma Mater dear In these happy glorious years Crowned with jo s and dimmed with tears. Page Thirty-four xcAanges ■yuuuvL ir jcit Others SiiY Jhout Us THE PARROT, Rockland High School says: " Your paper is very well written and holds one ' s interest. " THE ABHIS, Abington High School: " What originality your editors display! " " The Little Mouse That Would Not Obey " and " Politeness " are highly amusing. The inter- views of the faculty members are also very interesting. " IHE PARTRIDGE, Duxbury High School: " The boys and girls surely are great athletes according to the Sema- phore athletic department. The Daily Humor is a worth while addition to your interesting magazine. " THE UNQUITY ECHO, Milton High School: " Editorials are timely and to the point. The drawings are amusing, but how about a few more poems? " THE PARROT, Rockland High School: " Your paper is well balanced. You have humorous literature as well as that of a serious nature. " THE REFLECTOR, Weymouth High School: The Semaphore has a fine arrangement and your interview section was very interesting. THE BLUE OWL, Attleboro High School: Grades the Semaphore as a 3 plus magazine equal to the grade of about 90 7o perfect. THE EAQUILL, Kingston High School: " Our Ten Commandments " in your magazine was very original and novel. The remainder of your material was well balanced. Page Thirty-five Foothall Squad Front row: W. Chestnut, D. Gelzinis, A. Toomey, Captain L. Meehan, E. Dunn, F. Truczinskais, W. Ferreira Second roiv: J. Zumas, J. Queeny, J. Stonkus, C. Ui ' cuioli, R. Dunn, W. Reilly, W. Rafalko, W. Synkovitch, Mr. Burke — coach Third row: L. Kelley, J. Donahue, R. DeLuca, J. Silva, D. Hamilton, N. Young, F. Ayers, J. Coward, J. Gregory Last row: A. Kireilis — asst. manager, R. Horan, W. Bergman, P. Kelley, C. Porter — manager, K. Leahy, J. Shippalowski, P Trotta, A. Small Boys ' Basket ball Squad Fruiit Ron- — W. Ferreira, A. TiK)mey, J. Stonkus. K. Leahy, captain, J. Coward, D. Hamilton, F. Crimmins. Second Row — J. Dykeman, manager; P. Murphy, assistant manager; E. Ceruti, L. Meehan, Mr. F. Crosby, coach, R. DeLuca, J. Cotter, E. Horan, G. Bassett. Page Thirty-six Football Snapshots The team started an exceptionally fine season by spanking Holbrook twenty five wallops to nothing. They certainly will be sensitive next year. The visit to Nashua turned out to be a push and pull battle with both lines evenly matched. This year ' s 0-0 deadlock betters last year ' s score. The Walpole jinx was no more, simply because the boys could not be super- stitious about the opposing team losing 20-0. Mansfield had better join the armament race. Her big guns were certainly out of date the day Stoughton held them 7-7. Dartmouth certainly saw " red " when Reilly paid them a visit. Our boys turned barbers and trimmed their hair to the 1.3-6 line. (Some scalpin ' huh? ) There was a civil war in Franklin when the official failed to wear the same kind of glasses our boys wore, thus handing down a 0-0 finish. North Easton must have got her formula mixed in the last period of her game with Stoughton because we blew up and hit the heavens with a 13-0 score. The officials thought the game with Braintree was a good chance to play chess. But Rafalko thought that he ' d play " Checca ' s " so he grabbed a pass, jumped into the King Row, and gave us a 6-0 victory. " It ' s the little things that count ' is our motto from now on. Little did we know that a slight slip of a foot would hand Canton that one touchdown thus belittling us to the heartrending score of 6-0. The boys are eagerly looking forward to next year ' s Canton game. Boys ' Basketball Mr. Crosby did an excellent job of whipping his team into shape for their whirlwind season. The 50-37 loss at Mansfield, literally speaking, put a hole in the bottom of our boat, but our 21-20 win over Sharon, our last year ' s rivals, certainly plugged that up. The Seconds were smothered both times. Admiral Crosby and Skipper Leahy found the water a trifle rough over around Stetson, with the result that Randolph skimmed ahead to a 38-31 win. The Seconds wen their first game with the final tally, 20-13. Canton was pulled overboard when she found our score of 33 too much for her 26, but they remembered about the football game and later came back for more. Page Thirty-seven Athletics (Continued) Craig and Oliver Ames certainly trimmed our mainsail, and we should consider ourselves lucky to get off with only a 19-11 loss. Mansfield was given a taste of the Stoughton spirit when they came to plav on our deck, our sailors failed to hit the crows nest as often as the opponent and the score at the final gun stood, Mansfield 27. Stoughton 19. The boys were certainly " ship-shape " the evening thev docked at Foxboro. The team said ' " Au Revoir " " with a 22-11 win. Captain Leahv found the sailing very calm. Randolph shipped plenty of water in its contest with our " gobs. " e won in an easy match to the tune of 38-26. Sharon certainly earned their win in the game played on our own floor. The boys played a nice game of ball, even though they were on the short end of a 31-24 score. Foxboro paid us off with interest for that beating we gave them. e admit it is better to give than to receive, but all we got in this case was 27 points and the opponents got 35. The breakfast food that Canton eats certainly gave them enough muscle to allow them to push over the decisive point to give them a ictory over our team. The final score was 36-35. North Easton turned " hard boiled " when thev took us for a ride and gave us the " w ' Orks " with a 30-15 win. This year ' s team lacked material and Coach Crosby did an unusually fine job, with much better results than we expected. We should like to dedicate this section to the Seniors of both teams, who will be playing a new kind of game next year — The game of life. KENNETH LEAHY, RED REILLY, FELIX TRUCZINSKAIS. DRUM GELZINIS and PAUL KELLEY. Baseball Along with the close of our none too illustrious basketball season, the boys find they have something new to do. The first indication of Baseball season at S. H. S. is a loud commotion in the gym. That is what is technically known as " battery practice, " but for ye unlearned it means that the pitchers and catchers are getting together and trying to get rid of the kinks in arms that seem to come during the win- ter. A few days of this and one fair day when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, one views a regiment of players trudging up to the field, armed with rakes and whatnot. No special technical name is given to this but it is known generally among the players as a good day to stay home or else show up late. Of course all (his is for the purpose of putting the " diamond " or playing field in shape. Next time you are familiarized with baseball it is in the home room. A repre- sentative of Mr. Burke tells that each person is expected to contribute a certain amount Page Thirty-eight Athletics (Continued) of money for which in return he receives a season ticket. For the most part every- body, even the players respond, but of course there are some people who refuse to co-operate. We can just ignore them. Stopping to think it over, back to your mind comes last year ' s team. The season ' s record of two wins and a number of losses throws cold water on the subject. You are warmed however in learning that last year not a letter-man returned, while this year most all of them are with us, except R. Dunn and L. Meehan. With an all veteran team, S. H. S. ought to take the pennant. Looking over the crew, we find Albert " Tuck " Toomey wearing the extra small pads behind the plate but always with one eye on " Tiny Tommy ' Halloran. Warm- ing up for pitching duties there are " Feet " Ayers, " Checca " Rafalko and maybe even " Bill " Ferreira. At first is " Bill " again, but rumors have it Reilly is a first base- man too, so look out. At second base, it looks like " Gashie " Porter alias " Limpy " ; at short is Checca, wondering who will play there if he pitches; at third base is John " Charley-horse " Stonkus, who is always hurting himself or somebody else. Out to keep the daisies and the tall grass company, we find " Little Felix " Truczinskais, Paul Trotta, " Curly " Chestnut, a trio that are apt to do anything. Of course, since the writing, some star may pop up and if he does, here ' s luck to him, because he ' ll need it to win a job from these boys. DANA HAMILTON Page Thirty-nine Girls ' Field Hochcx Squad Frovi Row — P. Greene, assistant manager; N. Wasilewich, D. Naughton. E. Rafalko, M. Rivella, captain, H. Connors, B. Howland. A. Zienko, A. O ' Donnell. Second Rom- — L. Gushing, F. Russo, G. Gassidv, L. Lavis, F. La Givita, Miss E. Winship, coach, I. Tirelis, K. Kell, R. Elliott, B. Roche. Last Row — M. Zumas, R. Gunningham. H. Hinds, D. Kell, F. Smith. E. Peterson. Girls ' Bilskcthcill Squdd Front Row — " M. Rivella, X. Wasilewich, A. Stanwood, I. Tirelis, captain, G. Tamulevich, B. Howland, K. Kell. Second Row — N. Kucinskis, manager; L. Stockus, R. Gunningham, T. Perry, Miss I. Murphy, coach, D. Kell, M. Zumas, F. Russo, V. Gasper, assistant manager. Third Row — D. Bercovitz, B. Roche, P. Nelson, A. Wereska, H. Hinds, M. Elliott, E. Peterson. Page Forty As In For??ier Years The Girls Have Had A Very Successful Seaso i Both hi Hockey A?id In Basketball Girls ' Hockey There was only one loss that marred an otherwise undefeated record. The lemaining games were all straight victories and a scoreless tie. Only one goal was scored against Stoughton throughout the season. SHARON The first game of the season was witnessed at our home field. Our lassies were the victors with a drubbing score of 7-0. When the return game was played we again chalked up another win. but with a smaller margin of 3-0. NORTH EASTON Another triumphant battle was staged here when the S. H. S. lassies beat the Oliver Ames girls with a 2-0 score. This continuous winning streak was again upheld when a return game was played ending with the same results. RRAINTREE In this tally Stoughton were the victors with two goals to our opponents non- scoring. Braintree certainly retaliated when they had us suffer our first defeat in three )ears. CANTON Our bitter rival town came next, but our girls emerged " on top " with a 2-0 victory. The return game also brought the same results. WALPOLE This one tussle with Walpole brought the pleasing tidings in Stoughton s favor with a score of 3-0. HINGHAM The S. H. S. hockey eleven certainly " showed their stuff " when they didn ' t allow the state champions to score even one goal. This game ended the season with a score- less tie. Thus we have another hockey season ended with a wonderful, well-earned record. Miss Winship will be minus such seniors as, M. Rivella, A. Zienko, K. Kell, D. Naugh- ton, E. Rafalko, I. Tirelis, and M. Cassidy. However, they, ill parting, hope the team will continue its splendid work with the aid of the veterans of the team. Page Forty- Athletics (Continued) Girls ' Basketball WRENTHAM The opening game of the entire season was staged on the liome floor with Wrentham as opponents. Both in this tally and in the return one we were victorious by a large margin. During the second half of the return game our opponents did not score one point. FOXBORO The results were not as pleasing in this battl e as in the former. A close win of one point was in our favor on our home floor. VTien playing away, S. H. S. were again victors by a close margin. This time we won by two points. In both games, the teams were reprimanded by the referee and coach for rough playing. SHARON After three years — S. H. S. handed out a " shellacking " " to Sharon High School. Il took the said number of years to attain this victory. This joy was short-li ed when Stoughton paid a visit to the Sharonites and came home with a defeat of six points. I ORTH E ASTON Both the games with the Shovel Town, proved to be " w alk-au a ' " victories. The opposition was very weak and our girls took ad antage of the situation and " brought home plenty of bacon. " RANDOLPH In the game on our own floor we sent our visitors home with a defeat of seven points. Over at the Stetson gym we were at a disadvantage due to the small floor. How- ever, we managed to tie the score and thus prevented a defeat. The second team tried to follow in the footsteps of the varsity, but did not do so well. They should be given credit however, for their art of handling the ball so well and freely. The final results were two losses, one tie, and the remainder — victories. We also have another basketball season at an end. Next year the goal for which to strive will be an undefeated and absolutely clean slate. This can be accomplished with the aid of the remaining players, and the leadership of Captain-elect Nellie Wasilewich. The Seniors leaving us are I. Tirelis, A. Stanwood. M. Ri ella, K.. Kell. and G. Tamulevich. Page Forty-two We want you to be the Judge IN YOUR OWN HOME, TRY ELECTROLUX WITHOU r OBLIQATION 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 automatic 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 install it at once. You be the judge. BROCKTON GAS LIGHT CO. Out Brockton store ii open Saturday afternoons and evenings for the convenience of our custotners. Page Forty-three Business Training 59th year begins in September PLACEMENT Service Free to Graduates 2021 employment calls received dur- ing the past year. For Young Men and Women BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAL SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING BUSINESS AND FINISHING COURSES Write or telephone for Day or Evening Catalog One and Tivo-Year Programs. Previous commercial training not required for entrance. Leading colleges represented in attendance. Students from different states BuRDETT College 156 STU.A.RT STREET, BOSTON Telephor e HANcock 6300 PRESTIGE AND YOUR FUTURE IN MUSIC OR DRAMATICS Throughout seventy years studfius have tome to jbtaiii Musical training in Boston. As trained musicians they have gone forth to success as soloists, operatic stars, teachers, conductors and composers. Their accomplishments have built World-AViile Prestige for graduates of — Conservatory Director mWW f n I I iC ' ' " f Faculty Wallace Goodrich Jm Frederick S. Converse Our students wi.rk in an environment Dramatic students jjartiiipate in a Full which stimulates aciompli.shment. Tht Season of Draijia programs. .A.11 benefit insti ' uction given combines theory, prac- from an excellent faculty and unusual tice and public experience. facilities. 71ST YEAR BEGINS SEPT. 16 Students received for study of Single Subjects Recognized Diplomas and Collegiate Degrees Conferred If you possess talents worth developing for a profession or an avocation you should obtain the advantages of the training at New Kngland Conservatory of Music. Write to the secretary for a complete illustrated catalogue. Fill out and mail us this coupon and receive Free Tickets to Recitals. [ ] Please put my name on your mailing list for Free Send this Coupon or a Tickets to Conservatory concerts and recitals. letter to " The Secretary " [ ) Please send Catalogue of Courses. Xew England t e Xo . . . . . Conser ' atory of Music Town or City Huntington Avenue, I am intere.sted in stud nng Boston Alass I will graduate from High School in 19 Page Forty-four The cost of the Ford V-8 is no more than the ordinary six cylinder car. Why isn ' t it your best invest- ment to buy of the oldest com- pany and of the oldest Ford dealer in the country ? We Will Give You the Best Service TAMES LEHAN J 31 PORTER ST. STOUGHTON, MASS. TEL. .35 Com plimenis of JAY, THE ELORIST 399 PLEASANT ST. STOUGHTON, MASS. TEL. 289 Compliments of LOWE POWERS STOUGHTON Dykeman Electric Co. 14 WYMAN ST. Westinghouse Refrigerator Philco Radio TEL. 88-W - 88-R ERANK J. TROTTER 7 Texaco Products imi Hm Marfak Lubrication fi4.5 WASHINGTON ST. TEL. 57 Compliments of Diiggan s Liquor Store WASHINGTON ST. STOUGHTON, MASS. Com plinienl.s of 23 WYMAN STREET Buy Your Graduation Shoes At SAM JOHN ' S Look for the Big Blue Sign Snow ' s Ericndlv Store MEN b WEAK SWAN ' S BLOCK STOUGHTON A. J. HICKEV Bicycle and Auto Supplies; Ga.s, Oil and Grea.scs; Greasing Service; Sporting Goods. PHONE ir)8-M 10 WYMAN ST. STOUGHTON, MASS. PAUL MOOTOS SHOE REPAIRING 2 STORES WASHINGTON AND PORTER STS. After High School— Maltby ' s Secretarial ti ' aining paves the way to a greater success in the business office, the college class room or the home. Tuition $18 per Month-Evenings $6 A Small Investment for a Large Return ESTABLISHED 1905 Com plimenis of DR. (iOLDEN Page Forty-five Loren Murchison : Co., Inc. AMERICA ' S FINEST SCHOOL JEWELERS Class Rings Class Pins Medals and Trophies official Jewelers to Class of ' 3 8, Stougbtou High School 828 PARK SQ. BUILDING BOSTON, MASS. Represented by Frank A. Fouler THE SUCCESS YOU DESIRE The lack of a business training costs far more than the training: itself. And although many investments are risky — the one person in whom you can safely invest is yourself. Our courses are designed to train you in the methods of modern business. And when in a few short months, you have completed your course, our placement bureau will aid you in locating a position with opportunity for advancement. If you believe in your own ability and are really determined to succeed, a practical business training will prepare you for the success you desire. We loan you a typewriter for home practice free. SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS JULY 12 DAY SCHOOL FALL TERM BEGINS SEPT. 7 NIGHT SCHOOL BEGINS SEPT. 21 Brockton Business College 224 MAIN ST. C. W. JONES, Pres. TELEPHONE 635 Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of 1937 SAVE YOUR FIRST WEEK ' S PAY NORFOLK COUNTY TRUST CO. Capital Surplus $1,000,000 $500,000 Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. JEWELERS OPTICIANS Graduation Gifts Watches for Girls $9.95 up Watches for Boys $7.50 up Any reliable person can start a charge account at Gurney ' s. No money down. Make your own terms. Buy At Gurney ' s and Charge It GURXEY BROS. CO. 122 Main St. Brockton, Mas.s. TUXEDOS For Hire " Quality Always " READ WHITE Formal Clothes Rented For All Occasions 111 Summer St. Boston Woolworth Building-, Providence, R. I. Page Forty-six COMPLIMENTS OF Campbell ' s Drug Store LOUIS SHO R CO. Manufacturers Jobbers of JEWELRY NOVELTIES 1714 North Shore Road Revere, Mass C re ' ola ' s Men ' s Shop 768 WASHING ION SlREEi STOUGHTON COMPLIMENTS OF DR. O ' LEARY Cliarlie ' s Market 55 Perry St., Stoughton Telephone 518 " STEAKS OF QUALITY " It is very important that you choos( ' correct shoes, and when you come to Burke ' s you can come with the confidence that you will get the proper shoes for the occasion. l urke ' s Shoe Store 770 Washine:ton St. Stoughton COMPLIMENTS OF Stoughton Grocery Co. Com tliiiienls oj Kay ' s Specialty Shoppe y r y r r 749 Washington St. Stoughton, Mass. Plora ' s Beauty Shop (Over Newberry ' s) WASHINGTON ST. Telephone 962-M Com pliiiieiils of Webster ' s Ice Cream Parlor Bus. Tel. 236-W Res. Tel. 236-R JAMES B. COTTER FUNERAL DIRECTOR 12 Freeman Street Stoughton, Mass. PETER ' S CAPE A CLEAN PLACE TO EAT Stoughton - Brockton Compliments oj SILVA ' S MARKET Stoughton — West Stoughton — Canton Monarch Cleansers 8 Freeman Street, Stoughton, Mass. Compliments of Delite Candy Shop Confectionery Ice Cream Soft Drinks Sandwiches Page Forty- In the Long Run you and your friends will prize the por- trait 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. Portrait- ure 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. l6o Tremont Street, Boston PURDY OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937. Special Discount Rates to all Students of S. H. S. Page Fo rty -eight

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