Stoughton High School - Stotonian / Semaphore Yearbook (Stoughton, MA)
- Class of 1945
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t Presented by the (lass of 1945 STOIIIillTOK lll(;il SCHOOL Stuughlon, Mass. SEMAPHORE CLASS ODE Tunc of " In The Gloaming, " by Patricia Burke On the road of life we ' re treading We have come to turn of ways. We must choose from life ' s road spreading One we ' ll take in future days. Our good fortune And our knowledge Now will help us to come thru. We will go forth well prepared for What ' ere we may choose to do. Now the time has come for parting And we take our leave from you. Swift and fast the hours are darting ' Til we find our life a new. All we ask Is that you remember Us, the class of ' 45 As we go from Stoughton High, We take with us the will to strive. 1945 SEMAPHORE Wc. the members of the Class of 1945, dedicate our yearbook to a faithful teacher. Mr. Joseph Jackson Knowles. whose assistance and guidance has helped us through our high school careers. 3 SEMAPHORE 1945 We will never be able To thank them enough For aiding us throughout Our four years. ADMINISTRATION Mr. Howard Randall, Principal Mathematics Miss Dorothy Arnold English Mr. Frank Burke Mathematics Mr. Franklin Crosby History and Mathematics Mrs. Marion Donahue English and Science Miss Christine Donovan Secretarial Training Miss Lottie Elzbut Business Training Miss Rose Enos Latin and Biology Miss Margaret Flynn English Mr. Joseph Knowles , , Science Miss Rita Lavallee l lt-Cr- ■ ■--.---• -s- c French Miss Geraldine Luoni Social Studies and French Miss Dorothea MacDoxald . English Miss Isabel Murphy History Miss Ilona RaFALKO Social Studies and French Miss Vera Ross Business Training Miss Marion TarBOX Clerical Training Mrs. Gertrude Tomfohrde Home Economics [ pledge ollegionce ,o the flag of fhe United StOes of America and to the Republic for which if stands, one Nation indiv ' - ' - with liberty and justice for all " SEMAPHORE 19 4 5 " A Utile laughter now and then is relish to the best of men. " Physical Education 2; Football 3; Rifle Club 3: Aviation Club 3. MARY M. BRADY 3 1 5 Prospect Street Commercial " A good laugh is sunshine in a house. " Glee Club I. 4; Rose Song 2; Junior Prom 3. 1945 MARION CONTARINO 25 1 Pearl Street Commercial " There is a majesty in simplicity which is above the quaintness of wit. " Art Club 4. ARTytrR N. CORBETT 5 9 roa ' cjWv Mixed .hat l ' orfy — and me so young. " . ij I- ' I, wiiX Night V " . Sophomore Dance 2: Junior yTrom 3; Baseball 3. 4: Basketball 4; RiAl " V VERA HILDA CRANE 1 7 Clifford Avtfnue Secretarial " A sure success she will be, for she does things efficiently. " Ba!,ketball 1 (Manager): Glee Club 1; Semaphore 1. 2. 3. 4 (Editor 4): Dramatic Club 2, 4; Secretarial 4: Office Girl 2. 3. 4; Junior Prom Co-Chairman Decoration (Committee 3; Junior Prom Ticket Seller 3: Senior Recepl ion Usherette 2 ; Graduation Usherette 3; Class Day 1: Class Day Rose Song 2 ; Yearbook 3 . 4 : Receptionist Par- ents Night 4: Senior Play Committee 4: War Stamp Representative 4. .A NEtS HELEN HiO-W NS ; 70 Lambert Avenrfe : " p, Sec?etaria! " A i smiley ' . ' a laugh, we knpu) she is ■ prt ' senty ' Ft sfiman LJancc 1; ' Sophomore Dance Rose Song 2: Girls ' Hockey 1, 2. 3 Girls ' Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4 ' : Choral Club 1. 2. 3. 4; ' Dra natic Club 2. 3, ,4; Secre- tarial Club 4: Student Council 4: Sema- phore 41: Junior Prom 3; Stunt Nigtjt 1; Yearbook 4; Honorary Member of Senior Woman ' s Club 4: Class Day 1. 2. 3. 4: Junior Ring , Committee 4: Ticket Seller 2. 3; Office Girl 4; Athletic Association 3. 4; Graduation Usherette 3. GEORGE CHARLES FROST 3 6 Clapp Street College " He has a smile on his lips and rhythm in hts heart. ' Class Day 1. 2; Physical Education 2; Air Raid Warden 1: Art Club 1; Orchestra 3; Junior Prom Committee 3: Labora- tory Assistant 3. 4; Ticket Checker 4; Dramatic Club 4; Graduation Committee 4. SEMAPHORE ROSE FUSTOLO 157 Pleasant Street Secretarial " Good nature and a sunny smile rnj desirable company armu:pfre. ' Glee Club 1. 2:tShi 3. 4; Rose Song Junior Prom 3 8 19 4 5 SEMAPHORE LILLIAN JOHNSTON 598 Turnpike Street Home Economics " The pleasure of love is in loving " Junior Prom 3: Choral Club 3. 4. JAMES KELLEHER 264 Park Street Commercial " A irtnJy satisfaction of the tongue. ' Stunt Night 1 : Class Day 3 : Junior Prom Ticket Committee 3: Dramatic Club 4; Christmas Play 4. ELEANOR KENNEDY 29 7 Morton Street College " Neat ness is the crowning grace of womanhood. " Sophomore Dance Committee 2; Glee Club 1. Hockey 3, 4; Basketball 1. 4; Cheer- leader 4: Honorary Member of Senior W Oman s Club 4; Class Oay 1, 2: Junior Prom Committee 3; Dramatic Club 2, 3. 4 (Vice-President 4); Office Girl 2, 3, 4: Semaphore 2, 3. 4; Class Ring Commiitct- 3 : Yearbook 4 : Parents ' Night 4 ; Ticket Seller 2: Class Photography Committee 4. DAVID D. KEROACK 27 Birch Street College " Life is loo shorl to u ' orry " Commercial 1 ■} : V unior etbaA Ticket tte Graduation 3. 9 SEMAPHORE 1945 PHYLLIS LIFTMAN 105 Perry Street College " Air and manner are more expressive than u- ' ords. " Glee Club 1; Basketball 1: Class Day 2: Dramatic Club 2. .McPHERSOX Secretarial viltry beneath G!ee Club 2: ub 4; Basket- MARJORIE LOUISE LINSCOTT 3 1 Walnut Street Mixed " The greatest prayer is patience. " Class Day 2: Gra fuation Usherette 3: Reception .Usherette 2. Ar " BARBiARA 1 Lipsky Koid " ' -C ce b vU asketb J 1: Art Club 1. 2; Semaphore T. 2. 4;- Junior Prom Commit te 3; Gradoa pQ Committee 4; Dramatic erub 2.) (-- ■ Stunt l, Jg) !4if CofKieSi e 3: Pijj y Committee 3: Graduation LAWRENCE McLEAN 1 7 Columbus Avenue _ College " There is one proof of ability — action. " Basketball 1 : Sophomore Dance Committee 2; Junior Prom Usher 2: Orchestra 2: Junior Prom General Committee 3: Class Day Marshal 3: Graduation Marshal 3; Reception Marshal 3; Junior Ring Commit- tee 3: Magazine Campaign 3: Acting Cars President 3: Photography Committee 4 Semaphore 1. 2. 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 3. 4 PAULINE NATALIE NELSON 8 5 Leach Street College " It is tranquil people it ' fco accomplish much. " Rose Song 2 ; Junior Red Cross 2 : First Aid Course I . 10 1945 man that Iplushes is not quite the brute. " Junior Prom Committee 3: Baseball 3. 4 F ootball 4; Magazine Campaign Captain 4 Graduation Committee 4. SEMAPHORE MARJORIE LOU 1 1 0 Morton [SE Jji: Hockey K 4 ( li)taiA ' 4); ga: ' 3ll,,-l ' ' (Ciplain );7«rt Club 2; F-rcshman ' Phfnce C( mmitUe ' 1: Sophomore Dance Committee 2: Atbletw A sbciatioQ Chair- m» y4y Magazine ■Q Ml5a| a-KcpreseStativct Sv naphore 5, 4j Tick t S ' eller 1. 2, 3: Yearbook Stiin 4; WMfor ' ary Memh,(c 0) ■9 senior .NWptna ' -s GIlK 4; Junior GENEVIEVE R- PORCARO 260 Island Street Secretarial " When a friend asks, there is no To- Baskeiball 3 , 4 ; Secretarial Club 4 : Rose Sonjj 2: Freshman Dance 1; Sophomore Dance 2: Junior Prom 3. KATHERINE POULOS 8 1 Freeman Street Secretarial " Bii her do hss we shall know her. " Art Club 1. 2. 3; Glee Club 1. 2; Sema- phore 2. 3. 4: Basketball I, 2, 3. 4: Sec- retarial Club 4; Junior Prom Advertising Committee 2. 3: Senior Play Committee 4 ; Yearbook. FRANCIS DANIEL QUILL 1 69 Morton Street Scientific " Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. " Sophomore Dance Committee 2; Junior Prom 3: Advertising Committee 4; Dramatic Club 3; Physical Training 2. JUNE RATHBUN ■5 I Rose Glen Street Secretarial " A sm le that radiates her joyful spirit. " Glcc Club 1: Choral Club 4; Basketball 2. 3. 4: Junior Prom Advertising Commit- tL ' e 3 ; Secretarial Club 4. SEMAPHORE SU LA RAYMOND ship, R the flou- ' er of.itfe. ' , ' 2, ' 3( Glee Cm 2 ' : W ' - ' Art CImK I. 12: 3( Glee CIM 2 ' : C rjl Club 3, 4i: . Jnnior Prom— Ticket ellc Cutf Da ' bv Graduation Usherette 3. 5 1 Sumner Street J ji J College GlVc ClA U2|yChor)i Club 3 4; Dramatic Club 1 3. nf ei)Lphorc Ji . 4: Junior Prom rOrchestra Committee 3: Ring Com- mitt? 3: ySopho ore Dance Committee 2 ipn Committee 4. D . SEVIAN Scientific e ' has or even what the worth , I h9 ' f ft wk ' expresses Pootball ' 4: Bay etbalK lA . 3. 4; Base- ball 1 . 2 ■ rOrchestra pl : Aviation Club tjy iE Hyfci ird en Jjf: Stunt Night 1: omoraTDancc CWdorating Committee 2 : hotogr|pny Committee 3. 4; Class Presi- dent 4 : Junior Prom Committee 3 ; Sema- phore 2. 3. 4: Magazine Campaign 4: S:nior Play Committee 4; Class Day 1. 2. skctball 1. fee 1 : Stunt Night 1; Choral Club 3; Sophomore Dance Com- mittee 2; Rose Song 2: Prom Committee 3. JOSEPH F. SILVA 1 9 6 Canton Street Mixed " One good laugh is better than any dose of medicine. " Junior Prom 3: Football 1. 2. VIRGINIA STAUFFER 8 5 Walnut Street Secretarial " Quiet and well conducted, but al- ways ready for fun. " Basketball I. 2. 3. 4: Art Club 1. 2: Glee Club I. 2 (President 2): War Stamp Rep- resentative 1: Class Day 1. 2; Sophomore Dance 2 : Junior Prom Committee 3 : Ush- erette Class Day 3: Usherette Graduation 3: Secretarial Club 4 (Vice-President); Office Girl 4; Yearbook 4. EDMUND JOSEPH STRUZZIERO 104 Leach Street College " Good sport smansh p pays high divi- dends. " Football 2. 3. 4: Basketball 1. 2. 3, 4; Baseball 1. 3. 4: Class Treasurer 2. 3, 4: Dramatic Club 3. 4 (President 4) : Chair- man Decoration Comm ittee Freshman Dance I : Chairman Ticket Committee Sophomore Dance 2; Junior Prom Committee 3: Sema- phore I. 2. 3. 4 (Business Manager 4); Photography Committee 3. 4; Ring and Pin Committee 3 ; General Manager Magazine Campaign 4 ; War Stamp Representative 4 : Class Day Play 3: R.fle Club 4: Physical Training Course 2. 12 19 4 5 SEMAPHORE GEORGE MICHAEL UGO 408 Washington Street Mixod " The actions of men are the he ; interpretations of their thoughts Cheer Leader 4. ' ELMER H. VVHITTEN 206 Plain Street Scientific " A quiet spirit yet a strong will to ' • accomplish. " Stunt Night L ROBERT ATKINSON 283 Morton Street Mixed " He ivas not merely a chip off the block: hut the block itself. " IRENE i QJ CX 1 (TT W ' yman ifi et ' i Commercial Glee C J orfness ffaa nor tell all. " i PHYLIS ANN LIBBY 12 12 West Street Practical " Art needs no spur beyond itself. " Art Club 3: Semaphore 3. 4. 13 y =1 2 V 1 l ' ' . 19 4 5 SEMAPHORE SENIOR WHO ' S WHO Lawrence McLean George O ' Connell George O ' Connell Warren Lapworth John LaFrance Jack Sawyer Warren Lapworth George Ugo James Kelleher Arthur Corbett Lawrence McLean Robert Ivaldi Edward Sevian Fr ancis Marr on Robert AJKINso Stephen Weaver Francis Quill Francis Quill James Kelleher Francis Marron Stephen Weaver- Edmund Struzziero Warren Lapworth Edward Sevian Francis Quill Elmer Whitten Elmer Whitten Edmund Struzziero George O ' Connell Gerald Dunn Edmund Struzziero MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Vera Crane MOST POPULAR MOST SOCIABLE BEST DRESSED MOST ATHLETIC MOST OPTIMISTIC MOST ATTRACTIVE KINDEST WITTIEST MOST DETERMINED JOLLIEST I BEST SPORT MOST SINCERE BEST DANCER MOST SERIOUS MOST REFINED ACTOR— ACTRESS CUTEST I BEST PALS I MOST MUSICAL BEST NATURED MOST SOPHISTICATED CLASS ARTIST BEST-READ BUSINESS MAN— WOMAN BEST SMILE MOST RESPECTED ALL ROUND STUDENT Evelyn Bishop Patricia Burke Katherine Poulos Marjorie Pittsavage Mary Heelan Marjorie Linscott Eleanor Sweet Katherine Poulos Vera Crane Mary Heelan Joyce King Paulina Nelson Eleanor Kennedy Barbara Green Virginia Stauffer Eleanor Kennedy June Rathbun Patricia Burke Eleanor Kennedy Lorraine Dyett Joyce King Pauline Govey Phyllis Libby Penelope Ecclestone Vera Crane June Rathbun Virginia Stauffer Evelyn Bishop 15 SEMAPHORE 19 4 3 CLASS WILL We. the lads and lassies of the class of 1 945. having completed our hundreds of bonny school days, do hereby bequeath on this 22nd day of June any jolly peculiarities or attributes that we may have to those we deem most worthy of receiving them. To Mr. Randall we leave our many thanks for his kindly guidance. To the faculty we leave our sincere appreciation for their unfailing patience during our four memorable high school years. Our president, Edward " Slug " Sevian. bequeaths his Charles Boyer man- ner to any underclassmen who can catch hold of the girls ' approving smiles. Capt. " Scrap " LaFrance and senior teammates leave their marred record with the hope that Capt-elect Al Dray and fellow teammates of next year will improve on it. Penny Ecclestone and Sylvia Gimpel leave the stockroom and its dust clothes in care of some unfortunate inheritor. Francis " Professor " Quill wills his trustv old bicycle to anybody who wants to make the 8 A. M. bell. June Rathbun leaves the boys guessing. Joe Silva leaves his laughter echoing throughout the halls of S.H.S. Lorraine Dyett leaves her hockey suit to anyone who can find it. Billy Grout inherits Frankie Marron ' s good naturedness. Vera Crane leaves her high scholastic record, which will be a hard task to equal. Warren Lapworth and Ed Struzziero leave their seats on the last bus from Whitman to anyone who finds such companionship as they did. John Ceruti wills his false teeth to " Peep " Gibson. James Kelleher wills his Charles Atlas physique to Irving Janock. George Frost leaves Mr. J. J. Knowles broken test-tubes. Louis Hurley wills his five subjects to any underclassman who needs them. Ed Struzziero leaves next year ' s financial matters in the hands of " Mart " Johnson. Joyce King wills her " sharp " comebacks to Helen Catalano. Marjorie Pittsavage leaves with the hope that next year ' s field hockey team will have a successful season. Virginia StaufFer leaves with a hope that the Boston Red Sox will win a pennant in the near future. Mary Halloran bequeaths her towering height to Mary LaCivita. Phyllis Libby bequeaths her art ability to Kaye Smith. 16 1945 SEMAPHORE Art Corbett and " Flash " Blye leave with the determination of joining the U. S. Marines. Dorothy Leonard and AHce McCIurg bequeath their chumminess to Barbara Witham and Shirley Wry. George Ugo leaves the cheer leaders with a problem of finding transporta- tion to the games. Irving Vose bequeaths his inquisitive manner to Phiiip Randall. Ellin Buckley bequests her gift of " gab " to Dotty Benoit. George O ' Connell wills his " come on " smile to any deserving under- classman. Evelyn Bishop wills her jolliness to some discouraged junior. Louis Trotta leaves his high batting average for Louis " The Terror " Green to equal. Lorraine Nelson bequeaths her frankness to Lydia Lysko. The Newberry girls leave their positions open for some hard working underclass girls . c Q ' " ' Atkinson leaves, relieved?! In witness whereof we have here unto affixed our seal to this our Last Will and Testament on this 22nd day of June, one thousand, nine hundred and forty-five. Class of 1945 Witnesses: U N Mc 17 SEMAPHORE 1945 STATISTICS iV tZ 77fc ' f-fnhhri n UDULj Ambttion RoRFRT Atkinson V_ 1V11 cllglllctl Phyi lis Batchfldfr D3ncing Shiri FY Rfrcoyitz io vtiimf if wplrv j , A LI i m jv vv v 1 i. y FvFi YN Bishop Esting RirHARn Oi Rt yf o no :oTTiPthincT I ' ll pn lov Mary M Rrady R paH 1 n Q A V t- d vj 1 X 1 g 1 o np A 9nrrp j Rollpr QK fincr 1 r crr nnafp 1 J gl£lVlLl£lLC Ft t in RiirKT fy Dancing Nursing Patrttia Rtirkf Occupational therapist TrPMF M r APT R paHi n Q X V V. C4 V-1 1 X 1 £L Travel TdHM r PRTlTT i J CiOiL. (Ally ox J V- ' ' V_y L 1 X X To study radio Art CMP A f oHPMMn I pttpr wn f 1 Ti cr Nursi n P JL L4i.i3111 MARIDKf ( DMTARINin Art Drafting ArtHTIR M r HRRFTT jl IV 1 n VJ i . i . v wiVDiI: 1 I IVI ; n HP ' s Join the Marines pRS T-T C RAMP Kppmncj nn m orA 1p ivCCLjixit; r 1 L ci 1 Always be happy MaRV T RTinMATP Oati ri n Q X y clXi XXXg Capable stenographer A( " MPQ T-( DnwMQ Be a singer T DRRAIMP F OYFTT l IVXv vliNlL 1 C 1 1 Music Singer xjJb 1 1 1 JU " ! ivtMArN W r Qon vpn 1 Live a happy life Penelope Ecclestone Music Successful teacher Cxr-r-T VXT A F CT fi RP OOT Q liVcl iIN r . Co 1 ADKUUlvo Model f PORrjP Fpn iT vjc WXVVJt V . 1 XW-ZO 1 Drums Mechanical engineer rv ot 1 . 1 KJ jiyJL J Dancing Beautician OIL VIA ri. vJllvii- ' r:! Music Hairdresser r AULINh r. ( UVni IVi n r IVl UolV Medical secretary Rarrara T CiRFFN UAlvOAxvA l . VJIVI-l-i Crocheting Nurse Mary T. Halloran Jitterbugging To graduate Elizabeth M. Harding Drawing, skating Interior decorating Mary F. Heelan Laughing To keep on laughing William Howard Shooting, guns Naval Air Corps Louis Hurley Having a good time To have a better time Robert E. Ivaldi Guns Naval pilot Lillian Johnston Writing letters Waitress James Kelleher Music Mary Kelley Knitting Secretary Eleanor Kennedy Dancing, music Always be happy David D. Keroack Motorcycling Aviation Albert F. Keyes Hunting and fishinj I Agricultural field Joyce I. King Piano playing Teaching 18 19 4 5 SEMAPHORE Name Hobby Ambition John LaFrance Fishing Salesman Warren Lapworth Athletics, music F. B. L Dorothy Leonard Roller and ice skating Hairdresser Phylis Ann Libby Art To live a happy life Phyllis Liftman Dancing Cadet nurce Marjorie Linscott Knitting, embroidery Housewife Barbara Lipsky Music and sports Graduate, college James Mara Stamp collecting, W ork as little as possible music for as much as possible Francis L. Marron Skating, hockey Engineer Lawrence McLean Writing Stay single Alice E. McClurg Roller and ice skating To live and be happy Freida L. McPherson Roller skating Always to be happy Lorraine Nelson Knitting Children ' s nurse Pauline Nelson Knitting, reading Become a cadet nurse George A. O ' Connell Sports Traveling salesman Anna Pappastratis Dancing, bowling To live a happy life Lorraine Pearson Traveling Nurse Anthony Perdigao Drawing To live Roy Phillips Hunting Join the Navy Mar iorif Pittsavagf Biting my fingernails To be a good nurse Gfnfvifvf Porcaro Sports Secretary Kathfrinf Poui OS X Xik 111 J IV 1 i I , J. W J_, Baseball, photography Fly an airplane Francis Ouii i Reading technical To live up to the best books that is within me June Rathbun Swimming Fly an airplane Mary Raymond Letter writing Teacher Barbara Rubel Dancing A nurse Peter Santos Reading and music To be a great accordion player John Sawyer Yachting Merchant Marine Academy Edward Sevian Sports, mathematics Electrical engineer Gloria Silva Horses To own a ranch Joseph F. Silva Fishing Salesman Virginia Stauffer Baseball Become a model Edmund Struzziero Sports To live and learn Eleanor M. Sweet Writing letters Typist Merelyn Tobey Reading Traveling Louis C. Trotta Sports Major league baseball player George Ugo Records Garage mechanic Irving Vose Skating, swimming Executive Walter Walent Fishing and sports Engineer Elmer H. Whitten Riding and breaking Graduate from horses Annapolis 19 SEMAPHORE CLASS ROBERT ATKINSON Like father, like son, Isn ' t that what they say? Will Robert be town manager Ten or 20 years from today? PHYLLIS BATCHELDER Phyllis became a Mrs. She found the man she loves; He keeps her in society By selling fur-lined gloves SHIRLEY BERC OVITZ Shirley with blue eyes and rosy cheeks Was a typical picture of health: Her third husband is on Wall Street Now she ' s a picture of wealth. EVELYN BISHOP The lovely teeth she once possessed She hasn ' t anymore For she went to Evie Bishop. " Dentist " on River Shore. RICHARD BLYE " Flash " was a man of actions Though words were very few. Now he ' s juggling fractions. Teaching " math " at old B. U. DORIS BUCKLAND Rol-land is a place to skate And not a place for toys. And Doris is the girl at night Who skates with all the boys. ELLIN BUCKLEY With flashing hair Of flaming red ' Tis the Irish in Buckley Shall always be said! 1 9 4 PROPHECY PATRICIA BURKE I walked into a store one day And heard a voice so merry, And there was " Pat " , bright and gay. Ne w owner of " J. J. Ncwberr ' " . MARY BRADY She stands behind the counter. Whole heartedly she works. Chandler ' s has employed her For the selling of sweaters and skirts. IRENE CACI If you want to be in society And live on Fifth Avenue, Go to Caci ' s Problem Bureau, She will tell you what to do. JOHN CERUTI Johnny is another lad Who won his place in fame As feature writer on the Post You ' ll surely sec his name. ARLENE COHENNO Curing all the aches and pains You will be sure to see Our own Arlene doing it With glee and propriety. MARIAN CONTARINO Sailors look so nice and neat In their Navy Blue. And Marion says that she is sure To marry not one. but two. ARTHUR CORBETT You ' ll find his face on billboards And every magazine. He ' s Sgt. Major Corbett, United States Marine! 20 1945 SEMAPHORE LEO COSTA At the President ' s inauguration recently Ambassadors came from near and far. Costa was there with his F. B. I. badge Because he protected the President ' s car. VERA CRANE Doctor! Doctor! Not so fast. I ' m no whiz at dictation. A secretary ' s job have I In the medical profession. MARY CRUGNALE Mary Crugnale loved to sew At last she found her aim: She ' s now a famous dressmaker Of greatest world-wide fame. NANCY DOWNS Nancy was very athletic. She always entered into sports; Her lover finally proposed: Now she ' s keeping up home forts. LORRAINE DYETT Lorraine ' s voice became a great asset, At first she sang on the air. Now. of course, she ' s happily married And sings to her babies fair. BETTY DYKEMAN Betty was always in style. " Bangs " marked her all the time: Now she ' s with the carnival Selling " bangs " three for a dime. PENELOPE ECCLESTONE Penny is a school marm now But not for long you sec — A happy girl all dressed in white, Some teacher ' s bride she ' ll be. EVELYN ESTABROOKS Evelyn was always quiet, Never heard, but always seen; Now she ' s a famous actress Playing opposite Van on the screen. GEORGE FROST Frosty is a high paid " prof " , A math-menace so to speak. But he finds time for his good deed, Giving Einstein lessons every week. ROSE FUSTOLO If you want to be a model And your hair does not fit the pose; Go to Fustolo ' s Beauty Shop And ask for " Beautician Rose. " SYLVIA GIMPEL Sylvia left in ' 45 To buy her own book store. Now all the famous people come. Seeing " Gimpel ' s " on the door. PAULINE GOVEY Since he hired a good assistant The doctor has an easy life, But Pauline won ' t be there for long ' Cause Johnny wants her for a wife. BARBARA GREEN Barbara always liked to study. She read many a book. Now she ' s become a writer On the art of how to cook. MARY HALLORAN The Stoughton Cleaners have improved In cleaning coats and skirts. ' Cause Mary is the boss there now. Systematically she works. 21 SEMAPHORE 1945 ELIZABETH HARDING " Petite " was little Elizabeth One shrimp of the senior class: But she married a six-footer Who signs my State Theater pass. MARY HEELAN In the good old days of S.H.S. She was termed as Queenie. But now my friends, the tide has changed. Her name is Mrs. Sweeney. WILLIAM HOWARD If it ' s always a puzzle To plan the meals you make: Go to Howard ' s New Market His fish is excellent to bake. LOUIS HURLEY Louis really tried his best To become a successful man: You can find him in the kitchen. Look for Hurley on your aluminum pan. ROBERT IVALDI For wit and charm, The best syncopation. Tune in Ivaldi ' s band On your favorite station. LILLIAN JOHNSTON Be careful of your toes, my friends. When you go in to eat. For Lillian is the waitress A-standing on your feet. JAMES KELLEHER Jimmy was always jolly, Morale builder of ' 4 5: Now he ' s with Tommy Dorsey Playing " Boogie " and the " Jive " . MARY KELLEY Tall, tan and terrific, Her bo:s was termed to be. And there was Mary Kelley A-sitting on his knee. ELEANOR KENNEDY On a nice cool day in May Eleanor became a Navy bride. She was always true to her loved one. Her college career was put aside. DAVID KEROACK Dave Keroack owns a new garage; He is the chief mechanic. He keeps cars from making a smoke barrage And he really is dynamic. ALBERT KEYES The class of ' 45 was honored To have as an outstanding member A certain Judge Albert Keyes Who goes to the Supreme Court in December. JOYCE KING A hig red apple on her desk Is what Joycie enjoys. For she is teaching ABC To all the girls and boys. JOHN LAFRANCE " Scrap " is taking vocal lessons And he ' s really quite the rage. You can hear him singing daily On the R.K.O. s great stage. WARREN LAPWORTH You see him in the movies The " Bobby Sock ' s " new fad. And " Lap " has gone the limit And succeeded Alan Ladd! 22 1945 SEMAPHORE DOROTHY LEONARD Her high school education Has really proved itself, For Dotty ' s in the office Of the President himself. PHYLLIS LIBBY Phyllis Libby travels far and wide Her famous drawing kit at her side. She paints both the young and old, Men and women — shy and bold. PHYLLIS LIFTMAN If you need some pills or cures, Call Phyllis Liftman to be sure. For this " Woman in White " is pleased To put everyone at his ease. MARJORIE LINSCOTT Her manner gay and cheery For laughs she was the one Though days be bright or dreary She was always full of fun. BARBARA LIPSKY Teaching the kiddies their ABC ' s And expounding knowledge with such ease There Miss Lipsky you will find Trying to grin and bear the grind. JAMES MARA One day I took a little trip To see this world of ours: In Amsterdam, I was surprised James was " the keeper of the flowers " . FRANCIS MARRON Francis is a bashful boy. Cares not for girls or fads; But now he ' s doing very well Posing for complexion beauty ads. ALICE McCLURG Vogue is the rage. Fashions superb: For on the front page See Alice McClurg. LAWRENCE McLEAN He looked so nice in Navy blue, The girls all said just " Wow! " But that was back in ' 45; He owns the Navy now. FRIEDA Mcpherson Twinkle, twinkle little star. We don ' t wonder who you are. Skating in a cloud of blue, Frieda McPherson, we give you. LORRAINE nelson Lorraine Nelson is our cute little nurse, Always carrying first aid in her purse. For prompt relief and excellent result Call her a nd she will take your pulse. PAULINE NELSON Pauline thought she would be an explorer. She traveled far and wide: She went to far ofl India And became a Hindu bride. GEORGE O ' CONNELL You ' ll find him in the White House. Prize member of every lodge: The U.S.A. ' s next president, Mrs. O ' Connell ' s boy, " George " . ANNA PAPPAS Anna thought she would help her dad. Her ambition was designing shoes: But now she ' s with Harry James ' Orchestra, The famous singer of the " Blues " . 23 SEMAPHORE 1945 LORRAINE PEARSON Lorraine decided to become a nurse. It was a case of " love at first sight " . She found her husband — tall and hand- some : No wonder she admired men in white. ANTHONY PERDIGAO Taking over his father ' s store Anthony Perdigao has customers galore. Selling fruits and fish and all those things. He is sure to make a success of things. ROY PHILLIPS Roy always admired the stage and screen So he married one of the movie fans. Now while she ' s at the theater He stays home scrubbing greasy pans. MARJORIE PITTSAVAGE Marjie is an " Angel of Mercy " , Her nursing just can ' t be beat. And when you ' re needing excellent care. This smooth girl you ' ll just have to meet. GENEVIEVE PORCARO Her mind keeps wandering around Looking for that man. He is her boss, but she doesn ' t care If he should hold her hand. KATHERINE POULOS I sat there in the theater And there upon the screen Written in great big letters, " Gowns by Katy- — not Irene! " FRANCIS QUILL Franny is always so refined: He really is quite smart. For now he ' s a prosperous businessman Running his own meat mart. JUNE RATHBUN Girls were envious of June ' s beauty, She attracted all the cute boys. Now she ' s one of Filene ' s buyers Dealing with children ' s toys. MARY RAYMOND In public school number nine Mary Raymond spends her time. Teaching reading and writing and rith- metic All to the tune of a hickory stick, BARBARA RUBEL " Barb " was always graceful, Her hair a mass of curls. Demure and never distasteful. Now one of the " Power ' s Girls " . PETER SANTOS Pete is really filled with knowledge, Though he never has much to say; For now he ' s teaching at S.H.S. In his same old quiet way. JOHN SA ' WYER Jack has a shiny car, But still he can ' t forget That great old Ford of ' 45 In which the gang so often met. EDWARD SEVIAN Eddie ' s now a great success. He flies the fastest planes. A better pilot can ' t be found On all the wide air lanes. GLORIA SILVA On some nice sunny western ranch A Miss Silva you will find Raising horses of all types; To them I ' m sure she will be kind. 24 19 4 5 SEMAPHORE JOSEPH SILVA " Joe " is in the movies; Hitched his wagon to a star, And now he ' s playing opposite The exotic Hedy LaMarr. LOUIS TROTTA " Genie " loved his baseball, Never knew fatigue. That boy is still on " first " , But now he ' s in the League! VIRGINIA STAUFFER We all liked her so very well And knew she would succeed. A model of the best is she Modeling suits of tweed. GEORGE UGO Georgie has an exclusive job; He drives the girls around. They all agree he ' s really tops; A better chauffeur can ' t be found. EDMUND STRUZZIERO " Strut " is now the pride In every football game From the class of ' 4 5 To immortal Notre Dame! IRVING VOSE Irving Bond Vose, the third, Now has a new address; Since working for M.G.M. He ' s become a big success. ELEANOR SWEET Oh, that Wave, that beautiful Wave! The sailors all repeat. They ' re not talking of the ocean; They ' re talking of Eleanor Sweet. MERELYN TOBEY Merelyn ' s sophistication Marked her at a glance; She threw aside her career. And instead she chose romance. WALTER WALENT If you are stranded far, far away. Call the " Walent Cab Company " ; There you will find every day Muggsy ' s staff extraordinary. STEPHEN WEAVER When the war is over And Steve comes marching home You will find him filling teeth In an office of his own. ELMER WHITTEN While not sailing the Seven Seas Admiral Whitten will be seen Teaching all the new recruits How to be a credit to their Navy suits. 25 SEMAPHORE 1945 CLASS HISTORY King " 1945 " lay on his royal couch while around him gathered his celebrated physicians and miracle men. But despite their efforts the life of Stoughton ' s great king was slowly ebbing away. Fully aware of the short period of life remaining and desiring to preserve for future generations the accomplish- ments and achievements of his subjects, the king sent for his scribes in order that he might dictate to them the glories and victories of his reign. He had about completed his legend of the fourth epoch of his rule when his eyes became expressionless and his mind wandered. He drew his last breath, a suggestion of a smile came over his face: as though he was satisfied in having completed his message to posterity. Arrogant warriors came in and secured the precious manuscripts. Accord- ingly is enjoined here a narration of the entire history of the " King, Class of 1945 " . " I. the Class of 1945, the most devoted Pharaoh of Stoughton, Mass., began my reign during the transitional period when a bitter struggle between the nations of the earth for world supremacy was to begin. According to the custom of Stoughton High we were received into the kingdom and compelled to run the gauntlet of veteran warriors. And throughout the whole of our epoch, as plebians, we contested with these sophomores for supremacy. Because of a national war we were unable to have our Freshman Hop. Thus ended our first epoch, through which we were ably piloted by the following counsels: Gerald Dunn and Evelyn Bishop. " In our second era we upheld our social platform at the Sophomore Hop and were able to make up for the Freshman Hop that in the previous year had been cancelled. Our praiseworthy leaders were: President, Gerald Dunn: Vice- President, Evelyn Bishop: Secretary, Patricia Burke: and Treasurer, Edmund Struzziero. " Our third epoch was characterized by the same fires of ambition that had carried us along in the previous period. We had our Junior Prom which was proclaimed outstanding in social history. Then tragedy struck the kingdom — our President was called for the Navy. But the clouds of sorrow were partially dispersed by the appearance of his successor, Lawrence McLean. " Then came the last epoch. To conduct us through our most important year we chose: President, Edward Sevian: Vice-President, Evelyn Bishop: Secretar " , Nancy Downs, and Treasurer, Edmund Struzziero. The national war had already taken from our midst: Gerald Dunn, John Owen, Steve Weaver, John Souza, Leo Costa, Elmer Whitten, Lawrence McLean and Henry Rist. It was in this year we made our dramatic debut in " Every Family Has One " . Then came Commencement Week in which we celebrated the Reception. Banquet, and Class Day and finally with graduation came the close of the reign of King •1945 ' . " 26 1945 SEMAPHORE IS SOCIALISM A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY? Francis Quill ' 45 Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization based on government control and ownership of the means of production and distribu- tion of goods. That the control of these vital arteries of life should be in the hands of private individuals and corporations whose only aim is to make profit and insure their own welfare seems to the proponents of socialism to be the greatest folly of our ag e. Their foundation stone is that all which is essential to the general welfare should be completely controlled by the government. They firmly believe that it is only under such a system that the wealth of the nation can be properly managed and every person be assured of a just and equitable share of the products of his labor. Democracy is a form of state organization under which the people possess the whole sovereignty and are entitled to an equal interest in the state. Represen- tation is the accepted form under which the people assert and make known their will. This form of government rests on the foundation that the people as a whole are the government and that therefore the latter is responsible directly to the people and subject to their judgments. As it is well known, every man desires private property and personal control over it, in so far as such control does not interfere with the rights of his fellow man. It is only natural then that the state, which is no more than a physical manifestation of the will of the majority, should follow a course closely akin to the ideas of free enterprise and open and unlimited chances for advancement. When a certain amount of gov- ernment control, restriction, or supervision is needed in the various phases of our economic life to insure the promotion of the common welfare, then the people through their representatives have legislation passed which suits the exigencies of the moment. Notice that people do not throw their hands up in despair when important problems arise and say, " Oh! Let the state take over and settle the trouble. " No! They step in themselves and intelligently solve their own prob- lems without sacrificing any of their precious rights and liberties in the process. An intelligent, unbiased study of the two methods of government, their attributes, their inadequacies and their capacities for good and evil will certainly prove beyond a doubt that democracy has by far the more to offer in the long run. In the light of the facts, socialism can be shown to be but the last recourse of a weak, spineless people, unwilling to face the problems that freedom entails. A people, members of a living, vitalized, active democracy, need have no fear that socialism will take root among them. 27 SEMAPHORE 1945 TO THE GRADUATES OF 1945 It is with considerable sadness that I see you girls and boys leaving the sheltered life of school days to assume your share of the problems in this chaotic world. It is my hope that the school has been successful in its aims to educate you for the life which you are about to enter. We have striven to inculcate high standards of personal and co-operative conduct — honesty, truthfulness, unselfishness, dependability and good sports- manship: to guard your health and to promote activities and habits which will maintain your physical well-being in future years: to develop the intellectual capacity of each; to develop ideals of good citizenship: to guide you into a suit- able vocation — one for which your individual aptitudes and interests best fit you; to help you discover and develop interests which will stimulate an apprecia- tion for the finer things of life and assist you in the worthy use of leisure time. May I suggest very earnestly that you continue your education and not let your graduation be a stopping point. Innumerable opportunities exist for you, such as evening courses, courses of correspondence, our public library. Boston museums, and in the armed services you boys will find an extensive educational program of which you should take advantage. In closing may I wish you Godspeed and the assurance that your school stands ready to assist you in any way possible in the future. With best wishes for the success of each one of you, Howard R. Randall. Principal 28 SEMAPHORE 1945 1st Roiv — P. Burke. M. Heelan. N. Downs. ' . Crane. E. Struzzicro. E. Kennedy. K. Poulos. D. buckland. P. Ecclestone. B. Lipsky. P. Libby. 2nd Roiv — M. Tate. G. Kelley. E. Darling. K. Smith. L. Oldbash. E. Leif. J. Berco- vitz. Helen Grant. M. Glover. E. Sevian. E. Buckley. A. Smith, B. Savini. 3rd Row — M. Pittsavage. B. Rubcl. E. Batchelder. B. Grant. C. Nelson. P. Mason. M. Johnson. R . Harris. M. Sevian. J. Priest. L. Lysko. SEMAPHORE Adviser — MiSS MARGARET FLYNN Editor-in-chief — VERA CrANE Business Manager — EDMUND StruZZIERO As every school depends upon its newspaper or magazine to furnish the students a means of self-expression and to provide a source of news about its activities, so Stoughton High relies on the Semaphore for just such purposes. In keeping with the record of past years the Semaphore staff has completed another successful year. With the difficulties imposed by the paper shortage only the November and February issues were possible and every effort was made to have these copies as representative of school life as possible. The yearbook staff this year attempted a somewhat different format in the year ' s final publication, and with its well-written copy and its newly revised pages, it makes an attractive publication. Due credit must be given to the business staff who by their consistent efforts made the book an outstanding financial success. The best of luck is in store for the staff of ' 46, we know, and we certainly hope that very soon now the Semaphore will return to its old standard of four issues a year. 30 1945 SEMAPHORE Kneeling — E. Struzziero, M. Johnson. S. Weaver. R. Kelliher. G. O ' ConncIl. W. Grout, P. Harris. A. Dray. W. Pentz, A. Federico. Znd Row — B. Howes. P. Mason. S. Loring. R. Tobin. D. Kimtis. W, Lapworth. C. Silva. R. Goward. R. Gay, W. Cotter. L. Green. Coach Burke. 3rd Row — E. Sevian, O. Silva. R. Fralick. R. Howes. R. Govey. G. Baker. R. Ryan, E. Sevian. FOOTBALL Coach — Mr. Frank Burke Captain — John LaFrance Losing the traditional Thanksgiving Day game to Canton. 30-0, the Stoughton High football team lost its last chance to recover with any success from the 1944 season. The squad ended the season with a record of but two wins and six defeats, winning over Rockland and Bridgewater. The team was weakened during the first three games by the absence of Captain LaFrance, who had injured his shoulder. Another thing that handi- capped the boys greatly was the loss of Gerry Dunn and John Souza to the Armed Services. Players graduating will be Captain LaFrance, E. Struzziero, G. O ' Connell, W. Walent, W. Lapworth, and the team ' s diligent manager. Slug Sevian. We hope Coach Burke will have a successful season next year with his seven returning lettermen and build a powerful squad, the like of which he has coached in previous years. The returning lettermen will be led by Captain-elect Alfred Dray, who. we do hope, will receive fine co-operation and have a high-spirited team behind him. SEMAPHORE 19 4 5 1st Roll ' — B. Savini. J. Priest. R. Fustolo. L. Perrone. jM. Halloran, I. Lavas, D. Bcnoit. K. Smith. 2nd Roic — M. Connell. B. Harper. A. Struzziero. B. Witham. M. Pittsavage. Capt.. N. Downs. L. Dyett. E. Kennedy. S. Wry. H. Gushing. 3rd Roic — B. Lothrop. Mgr.. M. Smith. J. McDonald. J. McEvoy. M. Tate. Mrs. Tomfohrdc. A. Smith. J. Campbell. I. Corman. B. Green. H. Gatalano. M. LaGivita. GIRLS ' FIELD HOCKEY Coach — Mrs. Gertrude Tomfohrde Captain — Marjorie Pittsavage The girls ' hockey team finished its season by winning an exciting game with Canton. As the season ended the team showed a record of four victories and three defeats. The teams played were Oliver Ames. Braintree. Walpole and Canton. The seniors who played so well and who will be missed next year are Nancy Downs, Eleanor Kennedy, Rose Fustolo and Marjorie Pittsavage. Al- though it was not an undefeated season, no game was lost by more than two points. The girls are proud of their record of pair play and good sportsmanship. The team extends its thanks to Mrs. Tomfohrde for her expert guidance. To Dorothy Bcnoit, captain-elect, we wish all the luck m the world! 32 194 5 SEMAPHORE 1st Row — B. Lothrop. B. Grant. P. Simpson. L. Meuller, M. Conncll. J. Rathbun. E. Bishop. V, Stauffcr, K. Poulos. F. McPherson. L. Nelson. Mgr.. T. Gonsalves. H. Grant. D. Benoit. L. Perrone. L. CuUcn. Znd Row — I. Lavas. M. Slye. J. Priest. E. Lief. M. Cokord. L. Oldbash. K. Smith. N. Downs. A. McClurg. G. Porcaro. Miss Murphy. D. Leonard. S. Hubbard. J. O ' Brien. S. Wry. A. Struzziero. J. McEvoy. M. Sevian. M. Tate, B. Tate. hd Row — A. Smith. L. Holmes. B. Bishop. B. Savini. M. Morey. B. Strikowski. H. Bishop. J. MacDonald. B. Green. H. Catalano. F. Darling. N. Nylen. L. Harris. E. Batcheldcr. M. Vinal. H. Smith, G, Kelley, A, Sawyer, P. Simonds, E, LaPorte, P. Applebaum, D, Remkis. 4ih Row — F. UrciloUi. E. Kovey. B, Smith, M. Glover. J. Phillips. R. Sidebottom, J, Bercovitz. M, Churchill. C. DeCosta. G. Selden. H. LaSalle. L. Contarino. B, Smith, M. Brodcrick. R. Leathers. E. DeVito, G, Desmond. M. Smith. P. Fritz. V. Hurley, I. Gibson, A, Giant, GIRLS ' BASKETBALL Coach — Miss Isabel Murphy Intramural Captains: Co-captains Katherine Poulos and Virginia Stauffer, seniors: Audrey Morrill and Katherine Smith, juniors: Adeline Struzziero, Bar- bara Harper and Helen Smith, sophomores: Virginia Hurley, Beverly Tate and Mary Churchill, freshmen. Every year the girls of S.H.S, look forward to the basketball season when they can enter into exciting intramural games with their classmates. The aim of Miss Murphy was to promote good sportsmanship and through her leadership this was instilled in the girls. We all owe much to her for her guidance which has helped us to pass away many pleasant afternoons indulging in the contesting games between different teams. 33 SEMAPHORE 1945 1st Row — A. Corbet:. E. Struzziero. P. Harris. V. Lapworth, L. Trotta. R. Kelleher, C. Corbett. 2nd Roiv — P. Mason. A. Baldwin. A. Carlson. E. King. L. Greene. G. Gibson, Coach F. Crosby. 3rd Roil- — M. Brydon. A. Dray. Mgr.. A. Buckley. L. Swanson. R. Harris. BOYS ' BASKETBALL Coach — Mr. Franklin Crosby Captain — Warren Lapworth Stoughton High basketball quintet emerged with a fairly successful season, winning more than half its contests. Two scheduled games with East Bridge- water were cancelled because of this year ' s bumper crop of snow. The boys worked well as a unit. Each game was a closely fought contest providing action enough for the satisfaction of the people. It must be noted that the team did not lose a game by more than eight points. The team was paced by Captain Lapworth, leading scorer. Supporting Lapworth on the first team were Struzziero, Harris. LaFrance, and Trotta. Credit must also be given to Corbett. the team ' s number one substitute. Players lost by graduation: Capt. W. Lapworth. E. Struzziero. L. Trotta. J. LaFrance and A. Corbett. Coach Crosby has promising material for next year ' s squad which is to be captained by " Buzz " Harris. 34 194 5 SEMAPHORE 1st Row — F. McPherson. M. Halloran. E. Estabrooks. N. Downs. V. Stauffer, K. Poulos. G. Porcaro, E. Harding. 2nd RoLV — J. Rathbun, R. Fustolo. M. Tobev, V. Crane. D. Buckland. M. Crugnalc, M. Kellcy. THE SECRETARIAL CLUB Supervisor — MiSS CHRISTINE DONOVAN President — NaNCY DowNS Many constructive and very interesting meetings were held this year with Miss Christine Donovan as the supervisor. The aim of the club was to study the many desirable qualities of a successful stenographer. A visit to Dedham Court was also very helpful in demonstrating the theories of the successful, capable stenographer. Miss Donovan illustrated that practical knowledge was equally as important as theory. The girls all worked very diligently preparing the many interesting meet- ings. Leadership was provided by President Nancy Downs, who was ably assisted by Vice-president Virginia Stauffer, Secretary Katherine Poulos, Treas- urer Evelyn Estabrooks. 35 SEMAPHORE 1945 1st Row — B. Ware. P. Simpson. M. Contarino. G. Silva. M. Heelan. P. Libby. K. Hall, A. Dray. 2nd Row — L. Lysko. E. Lief. L. Oldbash. M. Colcord. D. Arnold. M. Sevian, A. Smith. 3rd Row — W. Malcolm. G. Cagianno. J. ' ilk. D. Holbrook. ART CLUB Supervisor — MiSS RoSE MOYITZ The Art Club, under the direction of Miss Movitz, has during the past year studied commercial art. printing and calendar making. Club members have also been very helpful in drawing posters to advertise many of the activities around town and they worked on the yearbook cover as well. This club is open to all students who like art and who have a talent for drawing. The group is made up of members from each class who add up to the total membership of nineteen students. The purpose of the Art Club is to cultivate artistic talent in the members of the high school and prepare them for a school of higher rank. The club also helps them through any artistic difficulties they might have. 36 1945 SEMAPHORE 1st Row — F. Darling, B. Bishop. A. Fcderico. E. Kennedy, E. Struzziero. P. Burke, A. Carlson, N. Downs. M. Halloran. 2nd Roiv — L. Perrone. L. Holmes. J. Priest. B. Savini. C. Goldberg. L. Lysko, B. Wilding. H. Grant, M. Pappas. D. McDermott. 3rd Roiv — E. Sevian, G. Frost. M. Pittsavagc. E. Nagy. M. Tate. I. Holmes. J. Rubel, E. Buckley, J. McEvoy. A. Struzziero, J. O ' Brien. J. Kelleher. 4th Row — I. Janock. B. Rubel. V. Crane. I. Corman. M. LaCivita. A. Grant, S. Wry, W. Witham, P, Mason. I. Vose. III. DRAMATIC CLUB Adviser — MiSS DOROTHEA McDONALD President — EDMUND STRUZZIERO Grease paint, costumes, scenery anci footlights have a place in our high school life. The Dramatic Club provides entertainment at large assemblies in school. Seniors, juniors and sophomores are the only pupils eligible to become members of the club. One of the chief events of the club was the successful performance of the annual Christmas play. This comedy, " Pop Reads the Christmas Carol " , W3is well presented by the following cast: Milton Crane, Florence Darling, George Frost, James Kelleher, Lydia Lysko, Jean Rubel, Betty Bishop and Phil Mason. The members have enjoyed this year ' s club and thank Miss McDonald for her excellent advice and friendliness towards us all. 37 SEMAPHORE 1945 Kneeling — Edmund Struzziero. Patricia Burke. Eleanor Kennedy. 1st Roiv — Edward Sevian. Miss Arnold. Nancy Downs. Lorraine Dyett. Phyllis Liftman. 2nd Roiv — James Kelleher. Warren Lapworth. Irving ' ose. SENIOR PLAY Director — MiSS DOROTHY ARNOLD On April 6. 1945. the Senior Class presented its annual play at the Town Hail. Chosen for this year ' s presentation was the work entitled, " Every Family Has One. " The cast consisted of Nancy Downs. Phyllis Liftman. Evelyn Bishop. Patricia Burke. Edward Sevian. Lorraine Dyett. Edmund Struzziero. Irving Yose. James Kelleher. Eleanor Kennedy, and Warren Lapworth. The scenery for the play was made by the members of the senior class under the direction of Mr. Knowles and Miss Arnold. The play. " Every Family Has One. " deals with the Reardons. a typical American family whose eccentricities, if hilarious, are only normal. The class of 1945 extends it ' s thanks to the cast, the business, advertising and property committees, and especially to Miss Arnold, who directed the play. 38 1945 SEMAPHORE ORCHESTRA Supervisor — MiSS MiNNlE GoERES The orchestra, under the supervision of Miss Goeres, has worked diUgently this year to make Class Day and Graduation a big success. The orchestra bids farewell to these departing seniors: Warren Lapworth (piano). Jack Sawyer (trumpet), George Frost (drums), Robert Ivaldi (trumpet), Steven Weaver (clarinet) . Weaver left early in the year to join the Army Air Forces. Other members are Lillian Mulleur (piano), Jason Baker (violin), Martin Johnson (violin), David Winship (clarinet), Chester Osborne (trumpet), Clifford Corbett ( trumpet i. Richard Kelleher (trumpet). The members of this year ' s orchestra wish all their luck to the future musicians, knowing that they will do their best to co-operate with Miss Goeres. The Aviation Club, under Mr. Knowles ' direction, meets at its Airport (Room 37) every Friday during the seventh period. The Club has an interest- ing program each week, which includes moving pictures of airplanes explaining their construction and operation. The Club has been very fortunate in having as its guests servicemen on leave from the armed forces. The men bring interesting accounts of the perform- ances of our planes in the Air Forces. The club members design and build model planes and engines in which they have shown great skill in construction. All activities were organized under Mr. Knowles ' watchful eye by the club ' s officers: President. Albert Campbell: Vice-president, Edward King: and Secre- tary, Jason Baker. Supervisor — MiSS MiNNIE GOERES Folk and classical music, as well as songs of the Armed Forces were en- joyed by the members of this club. Miss Goeres has been the leader for many years and, as in the past, her efforts were greatly appreciated by all members. Boys of any class make up the club along with girls from the junior and senior classes. The members of the Senior Class of 1945 who have been under Miss Goeres ' direction for many years are heartily thanking her for the patience with which she has taught us: also for her co-operation in the class activities. We want to wish her the very best of luck in all the Choral Clubs yet to come. Miss Goeres also supervises a Glee Club for the freshman and sophomore girls. These girls elected the following officers: President, Marvelle Vinal; Librarian, Winifred Sweetman: and Attendance Officer, Lillian Contarino. The members of this group specialize on folk, art and patriotic songs with two and three part music. The high point in the group ' s activities was their appearance in a special musical chorus of Class Day. AVIATION CLUB Adviser — Mr. JOSEPH K NOWLES President — ALBERT CAMPBELL CHORAL AND GLEE CLUBS 39 Compliments of TURNPIKE AUTO BODY SHOP JAMES LEHAN Oldest Ford Dealer in New Eyigland Stoughton, Mass. Official Outfitters for Stoughton High School MARKET ' S MEN STORE 196 Main Street. Brockton. Mass. SUVA ' S MODEL MARKETS Compliments of CAMPELL ' S DRUG STORE Compliments of EDWARD J. FARLEY, M.D. Compliments of BURBA ' S ATLANTIC SERVICE STATION „ READ ■B CLOTHES Mm RENTED ! iMf For All Occasions READ WH ITE " Sluality Alivayj- ' III llA ' ' ' ' ' ' Summer Street J 1 B Boston, M«$s. I W Woolworth BIdg. Ji-V Providence, R. 1. In the Long Run . . . you and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you — your truest self, free from stage effects and little conceits. It is in this " long run " photography that PURDY success has been won. Portraiture by the camera that one cannot laugh or cry over in later years. For present pleasure and future pride protect your photographic self by having PURDY make the portraits. 160 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON lurdy Official Photographer STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925. 1926. 1927, 1928. 1929. 1930, 1931. 1932, 1934. 1935, 1936. 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1943. 1944, 1945 SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES TO ALL STUDENTS OF S. H. S. Compliments of JOE DUGGAN Compliments of JOHN J. ROGERS SON J. H. VANSTON CO. FUEL 1866 1945 A FRIEND BILLY PAPPASTRATIS SONS 5 Pearl Street Shoe Repairing Compliments of Patrick C. Ferrera, M. D. 5 Walnut Ave. Tel. 68 Compliments of MACDONALD ' S Jenneij Gasoline Station CREVOLA ' S MEN ' S STORE 768 Washington St. Stoughton O ' HARA ' S DRUG STORE L. F. O ' Hara. Reg. Pharm. 78 3 Washington St.. Stoughton STOUGHTON HAR DWARF TO Compliments of DYKEMAN ELECTRIC CO. Complimeyits of STOUGHTON A. C. ERNIE ' S Compliments of MEADOWVIEW FARM THE CHRONICLE PRESS 42-44 WYMAN STREET STOUGHTON. MASS. SWAN CLEANSERS BURK ' S SHOE STORE 20 Freeman Street Tel. 1088 Get Your Reception and Graduation Shoes at Burk ' s Shoe Store " Stoughton ' s Only Cleansing Plant " 770 Washington St., Stoughton Phone 534-M Tel. 106 Free Delivery STOUGHTON PACKAGE STORE, INC. FRANCIS P. HEELAN Insurance and Real Estate A complete line of quality Liquors - Wines - Ales - Beer Frank Nardozzi 24 Wyman St. Stoughton, Mass. Office: 4 Freeman St. Phone 423-M Res: 33 Record St. Phone 423-J Stoughton, Mass. War Bonds Systematic Savings Accounts Loic-Cost Home Mortgages STOUGHTON CO-OPERATIVE BANK 9 Freeman Street RYAN FARMS THE GREB COMPANY Industrial Manufacturers Specializing in Chucking - Turning - Screw Machine Products Greb Gear-Bearing Pulley Pullers 233 Canton St. Stoughton. Mass. Compliments of F. C. PHILLIPS MACHINE SHOP 1 Washington Street Compliments of PORTER STREET RESTAURANT Tal Powers JAY, The Florist 399 Pleasant Street Stoughton, Mass. Tel. 289 Member of F. T. D. Association Good Health Is The First Line Of Defense Dairy Products Contain Nearly All The Elements Essential To Good Health H. P. HOOD SONS Milk — Cream — Ice Cream ROCK MFG CO Stoughton, Mass. " From Standing Timber to Finished Product " The class ring takes on a newer and greater significance in these history-making times, serving not only as a remembrance of school associations but as a practical means of identification. OFFICIAL JEWELER 1945 CLASS DIEGES CLUST 73 TREMONT ST. BOSTON 8, MASS. Compliments of Panther Panco Rubber Co. Stoughton Printing Company PUBLISHERS OF THE STOUGHTON NEWS-SENTINEL Commercial Printing of the Best Quality PRINTERS OF THE SEMAPHORE Porter Street Stoughton Phone 480-W UNITED MACHINE CO. South St. Stoughton, Mass. Screw Machine, Tool Work and Die Making Brockton ' s Most Beautiful Jeu ' elry Store WASHINGTON JEWELERS 183 Main Street Brockton, Mass. China Graduation Gifts Glass GURNEY BROS. CO. BROCKTON 122 Main St. Jewelers since 1841 Novelty Jewelry Watches Congratulations to the Gradtiating Class of 1945 NORFOLK COUNTY TRUST COMPANY Capital .000.000.00 Surplus $700,000.00 Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. SAM b JOHN ' S SHOE STORE 789-791 Washington Street , J LI 1 i I J III iVldOO. Compliments of STOUGHTON PHARMACY M. Nardozzi Phg. Prop. Compliments of GREEN LANTERN FILLING STATION On the Boston Road Stoughton and Canton Line H. H. SNOW MEN ' S WEAR Swan Block, Stoughton Best Wishes From DR. JOSEPH TOBiN " Your Friendly Foot Doctor " Tel. 1038 Compliments of HARRY bHArlKU, N .u. Compliments of LOTHROP ELECTRIC CO. Compliments of JOHN ZUMAS J. EDGAR DEACON Reliable Plumbing and Heating SWAN ' S STORE ' yman Street. Stoughton JOHANSON ' S BAKERY Tasty Cakes and Pastries Compliments of MICKEY BISHOP ' S CAFE Complimeyits of DR. T. M. O ' LEARY PORTER COAL CO. Coal - Wood - Coke Fuel Oil CoynpUments of COHENNO TRUCKING CO. Compliments of JAMES B. COTTER Compliments of L ALBERT SON 25 Brock Street Stoughton. Mass. Compliments of STOUGHTON CAFETERIA Com.pliments of The " Potter-Harris Co. " Compliments of KENNEDY MFG. CORP. Stoughton Beauty Salon and Barber Shop 771 Washington St. Tel. 383 Peter Klimas CompUmeyits of C-K MACHINE CORP. Stoughton, Mass. Compliments of WILFRED CARON 81 Freeman St., Stoughton, Mass. Producers ' Dairy Milk and Crcatn Products Tel. 883 For Jeivelry of Distinction ROMM ' S Jewelers since 1900 83 Main St. at Legion Parkway Brockton Compliments of TYDOL SERVICE STATION Floyd H. Osborne, Prop. Compliments of MICKEY ' S DELICATESSEN Wyman Street Stoughton Compliments of PETER POULAS BARBER SHOP Compliments of STOUGHTON GARAGE Tel. Sto. 87 Complimemts of INDEPENDENT LUMBER CO. Building Material McCann ' s Ice Cream Store Wm. Bosse, Jr., Prop. 1 0 Freeman Street Stoughton, Mass. Compliments of JOE ' S TAXI Choice Meat and Groceries WALTER VISSOTZKY Tel. 445 Compliments of RAY ' S SERVICE STATION Compliments of EDWARD C. LINDELOF Compliments of JOHNSON ' S, The Florist Compliments of COLSON ' S GIFT SHOP LOWE POWERS Funeral Service Compliments of Karl W. Buschenfeldt School days are eyestrain days un- less precautions! are taken to insure good lighting. Home work, par- ticularly, is too often done under lighting difficulties. Better light means better sight. Always have enough light in the right place. BROCKTON EDISON CO. For Quality and Service Trade at PERDIGAO ' S MARKETS 732 Washington St. Tel. 997 21WymanSt. Tel. 246 Compliments of GEORGE ' S RESTAURANT O ' BRIEN ' S TRANSPORTATION CO. BROCKTON CRAYON COLOR COMPANY Good Luck Class 1945 A FRIEND Compliments of Stoughton Do-Nut Co. Delicatessen and Fvuitland 746-748 Washington St. Tel. 571 Compliments of The Stoughton Cleaners Marion McEwan, Prop. 3 Porter St. Cleansing, Pressing and Dyeing Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of BEAL ROBINSON, INC. Best Wishes from 1. CRANE Custom Tailor 741 Washington St. Tel. 270-M Compliments of JOSEPH DeVITO GOGGIN ' S AUTO SERVICE 687 Washington Street Tel. 8 MAILLY Jeweler — Optician 785 Washington St.. Stoughton PAUL MOOTAS Shoe Repairing Done While You Wait 17 Porter St. 787 Washington St. Stoughton Compliments of BILLY ' S TAXI Compliments of NORFOLK OIL CO. Compliments of NASHER MFG. CO. 50 Gushing St.. Stoughton, iMass. Compliments of CARON SARREY 734 Washington St. Tel. 540 DR. GOLDEN A FRIEND Compliments of MURPHY COAL CO.JNC. WEBSTER ' S 793 Washington Street CANDY SHOP Stoughton, Mass. OUELLETS PHARMACY Best Wishes from DR. CLIFFORD H. LAKE THE KAY JEWELRY Optometrist Room 307, Cook Building COMPANY 232 Main St., Brockton, Mass. Telephone 3385 Brockton Compliments of WEBSTER ' S ICE CREAM PARLOR
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