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

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STOUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL Stoughton, Mass. SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 CLASS ODE Tune of " The Olden Songs by Irving Jar.cck Dear Stoughton High School, your praises we sing. As to the crossroads life does us bring. Deep in our hearts fond mem-o-ries lie. Mem ' ries of you that never will die. Now we go forward to make our way : Never shall we belie your faith in us. Or ever fail that sacred trust That we shall cherish — let come what may. We truly thank you for all you have done: We ' ll honor your name in years to come. Dear Stoughton High School, now we depart Bearing your golden gems close to our heart. Wisdom you ' ve given us shall be our guide: By your fair creeds we ' ll try to abide. We face life ' s challenges free from all fears. But please remember us in future years. Now we go forward to make our way. And with heads bowed we fervently pray That we ' re successful in all that we do: Dear Stoughton High School, we bid thee adieu ! 2 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 To the faculty we wish to extend our love, appreciation, and gratitude for their continued friendship and guidance. ADMINISTRATION MR. HOWARD R. RANDALL. Principal Mathematics Miss Dorothy Arnold English Mr. Frank V. Burke Mathematics Mrs. Marion T. Chase Clerical Training Mrs. Marion C. Donahue English and Science Miss Christine Donovan Secretarial Training Miss Lottie A. ELZBUT Business Training Miss ROSE C. ENOS Latin and Biology Miss Margaret E. Flynn English Mr. JOHN M. HEIDEN History and Mathematics Mrs. Marian A. HOLBROOK a .... . Q -y Mome Economics ' Mr. Joseph J. Knowles . V n i U - C ' jr A - Science » Miss Rita V. Lavallee French -j MlSS GERALDINE B. Luoni . . . ........ Social Studies and French Miss Isabel D. Murphy ■History and Mathematics Mrs. Dorothea M. Round. . . " English and History » I f Miss Mildred Stephens " " TO Ua . ' B aG u y Susiness Training d_ Mrs. GERTRUDE TOMFOHRDE (Resigned) Home Economics V AF- rT _ ■ f -Awl I SEMAP ulb ft E 4 6 Ash Wic, id; 19 4 6 Mixed ProjJcTorT pef tcy. , 4. PHnka Prartica ' . ' " Tis my familiar sin to jest. Football 2. 3. -t ; Baseball 1. 2: Basketball 1. 2; Athletic Association 2. 3. 4. 6 SEMAPHORE ELEANOR I. DA.VIS, 1 277 Park.S. T jf pleafiuc ' of love is in LtVing f Sophonrjr JiosL ' Soj;; 2 : THss Day Ushere siau.itijwi Jtishe ' rcttc 3. 7 SEMAP 19 4 6 LOUJS J. GREEN Terror 1 7 ' Swan StreAt . Mixed " A bach$lor]s life is a splendid break- er fast, a tolerably Hat dinner, and a most miserable supper. " Flash College HELEN GRANT 3 06 Morton Street " The girl who smiles ts the girl worth while. " Basketball 1. 2. 3: Dramatic Club 3; Choral Club 3: Semaphore 1. 2. 3. 4: Graduation Usherette 3: Jr. Prom Commit- tee 3: Class Day 2. 3. Buzzy Scientific ;T7lhaie wfsdom and be the leader is ' V ' iiS? f acknowledged. " PresidJnt 2. 3. 4: Football 1. 2. 3. (Manager 1. 2): Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4 CaptainJ ): Baseball 1. 2.JL4: Student CounyH V; Athletic Associ«ti)Y Council 3. hmaii Qante Com«ltr ef Sophomore fzej ComirirtR: Juivctf Tkon )CoTimittee : Ring cKn r)ittc Vy Cllss Pin Commit- 4 MypEne Carr% gn 2. 3. 4 (Major Shntqf PlaV Committee 4: Jr Red Cross 2. 3. pDrYmatic Club 2. 3. 4: Semaphore 1. 2; Yearbook Staff 4 iSenior Play. 19 4 6 JAMfQr H Road . fun you t Athletic v Kociaucm Freshman Uance Commirtfce 1 ; Sopho SEMAPHORE Ace Mixed STANLE tORrf fG ' ' - mF " BeMiUnc and safe; stU-nce nci -r bi- Freshman Djnce Commiltee Athletic Association 2. 3. 4 SEMAPHORE BARBARA S. LOTHR 1 6 5 Morton Stre ITHRlg - d Rc LILLIAN F. MUELLER 7 I 5 Central Street 19 4 6 Lally Commercial 19 4 6 LENA PERRONE 8 39 Washington -SVreet FreshmanA D;:nqe LLomr Dance CommitAw Jr Athletic Asso:iat on 2l : A ristmas.Play Z;Uj1c tic ljClub 2.JV. 4: Se r book Staff » 4 A Class Hockey j . 3 M -4 Ma 3. 4; Beskctblllrl. A J HonoVary fflernber Seni iv V r omJn s (-lug HL FickCiT Selter Foot- balLrGameMl. 2. 1 4 ; Tidket Seller at H.« etballVGanics iiTxibrarian 3. AviationjPliib l Uf. Choral (Ifub ? ; Basket- balyp nagm 4; Athletic Association 3. 4 War Stamp Representative 3: ROBERT REED Bob 8 Perry St y --- i t Practical " Happy arm I, fro jiajj f fa y WJjtlf ar T thtu all contented like L aib T QtAfT thtU all content Bas.ball T? Athletic Association 3; Choral Club 4; AviaticMjCMjUT ' WARREN A ROSSDAHL 3 7 Eighth Street ighth Street " Why he ll y " Rottic Mixed life seriously : you 1 1 nttfi out alive. " Athletic Association 3 . 4. ORE ,. V ISTINE F vSARADOS C hristic 10 WashinzyonlStreeji .Conimercial a " Her hair Lysfiolac h ant her eyes were jj starry Jfrigpr. " tJ A . T, Club 1. zVhoral ommittee lb 3 4: Jr. Prom CUs Day 1. 2. Patty College tare and good sense are her % " anions. oral Club 3, 4; Basketball 3; Athletic Association 3. 4: War Stamp Representative 1: Clas Day 3; Graduation Usherette 3. Commercial itrect • yf- tZom A JJ rl jf sunny . ifopjiit ton lub 2ACrK .il Clyfl V . Basketball 3: (y 2: Xr» 1mron Usherette 3; Ath- hrtic Association 31 4. EDMUND SLYE 594 Canton Street " Rashfulnes. Baser all Eb Practical ore frequently con- sense than with letic Association. MARIE A. SLYE 594 Canton Street " Awee " Commercial " How far that little candle throws tts beams ' . " Cheerleader 4: Hockey 4; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4. 1 1 SEMAPHORE VIRGI 19 4 6 y Semaphore 1. 2K Ckoral Oub V Dramatic i kon UstwetteV Jr Re f j T Freshman LOUIS R. SWANSOX. Jr. 3 74 Plain Street " ot ' e the life I lead. ' Lou Mixed Basebal l 2; Basketball 3; Freshman Dance Committee 1; Sophomore Dance 2: Junior Prom 3: Captain Magazine Campaign 4: Athletic Association 2. 3. BARBARA WARE 72 5 Plain Street B-Warc Commercial " Her are of pleasantness and a ' l her parts are peace. " Art Club 1. 2. 3; Class Day 2: Librarian 2 MARILYN J O BRIEN 78 Freeman Street Shamrock Commercial " iYeafness is the c owning grace of womanhood. " Basketball 3: Dramatic Club 3: Jr. Prom Committee 3: General Manager Magazine Campaign 4: Choral Club 3. 4; Class Sec- retary 4: Semaphore Staff 4; Graduation Usherette 3: Football and Basketball Ticket Seller 3. 4; Athletic Association 3. 4: Class Day Usherette 3; Senior Play 4. 12 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 SENIOR WHO ' S WHO Boy Prescott Harris Irving Janock William Perdigao Charles Fay Prescott Harris Jason Baker Martin Johnson Alfred Dray Charles Fay Paul Clark Irving Janock Philip Randall Martin Johnson Irving Janock Paul Clark William Corman Kenneth Hall William Santos Irving Janock Edmund Slye Edmund Slye Edward Ivaldi William Corman Alfred Dray William Grout William Santos Prescott Harris MOST POPULAR MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED BEST DRESSED MOST SOCIABLE MOST ATHLETIC BEST PALS MOST ATTRACTIVE KINDEST WITTIEST MOST DETERMINED BEST SPORT MOST OPTIMISTIC MOST RELIABLE NEATEST BEST DANCER MOST SERIOUS MOST REFINED ACTOR— ACTRESS CUTEST BEST NATURED MOST MUSICAL MOST SOPHISTICATED CLASS ARTIST BEST SMILE MOST RESPECTED ALL-ROUND STUDENT Girt Irene Lavas Marjorie Fiske Lena Perrone Marie Connell Dorothy Benoit Barbara Loth p Irene Lavas Teresa Gonsalves Marjorie Fiske Eleanor Nagy Lena Perrone Audrey Morrill Eleanor Nagy Anne Tucker Lena Perrone Marie Slye Barbara Lothrop Barbara Lothrop Beverly Wilding Marie Slye Marie Slye Lillian Mueller Betty Grant Katherine Smith Mary Cimorelli Marjorie Fiske Marie Connell 14 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE CLASS WILL We. the unconquerable, unexpendable class of ' 46, having completed four hectic, but glorious high school years, being questionably sound of mind and body, do, before complications set in, bequeath, formulate, declare and publish this, our last will and testament. To Mr. Randall we leave our sincere and heartfelt thanks for his helpful guidance. To the faculty, heard sighing with relief, we leave our everlasting apprecia- tion for their unerring patience with us during four exciting years. To the Junior Class we leave the task of equalling a magnificent scholastic record. To the innocent freshmen we leave our experience in overcoming the usual trials and tribulations. Buzzy Harris leaves a throttled basketball team. Al Dray leaves his aches and pains to any unfortunate football hero who may succeed him. It is said, " Either a football team builds winners or character. " Therefore, the 1945 football team leaves Coach Burke with a carload of character. Martin Johnson leaves his grotesque but comical expressions to Buddy Howes. Betty Grant leaves her pleasantly sophisticated manner to Pearl Schaaf. Shirley Rae Hubbard leaves her individualism to Mervis Granger. That happy threesome — Anne Tucker, Margie Fiske, and Audrey Morrill — leave their musketeering to Barbara Witham, Louise Holmes and Shirley Wry. Irving Janock leaves his wild " Genius " ( ?) to anyone who can handle it. Charlie Fay leaves his boisterous, heart-warming humor to George Kett. William Corman leaves his pessimistic, " I came from Missouri, " attitude to Eddie Gill. Robert Reed leaves his suave, Paul Henreid manner to Malcolm Brydon. Gus Carlson and William Santos leave their likeable personalities to Guy Caggiano and Alfred Frederico. Marie Connell leaves her clever man-catching ways (victim — Buzzy Harris) to any girl who needs the assistance. Lillian Mueller and Lorraine Cullen leave their peculiar laughs to Lydia Lysko and Barbara Savini. Marie Slye, Eleanor Nagy, Alice Anderson, and Dorothy Benoit leave their devilish effervescence to Jean MacDonald, Betty Bishop and Virginia Hurley. Martin Johnson and Irving Janock leave their robust natures and manly physiques to Burton Gerson and Ralph Mann. 15 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 Philip Randall and Kenneth Hall leave their homemade Atomic Bomb so that Evan Shea and Bill Totman can set it off. Gordon Hargreaves and Joseph Ezepik leave their heckl ing to Phil Mason who surely knows how. Lena Perrone leaves her ear-splitting laugh to anyone with powerful lungs. The Class of ' 46 leaves their beloved music supervisor. Miss Goeres, with broken ear drums. Barbara Lothrop wills her soft voice and timid nature to Martha Glover. William Perdigao leaves his " Lucky Teter " driving to Bobby Simonds. Terror Green and Eddie " Heartthrob ' ' King leave their reputations as ' " ladies ' men " to Robert Goward and Eddie Gaibl. Cheerleaders Irene Lavas and Terry Gonsalves leave their sere throats to future RAH-RAH girls. Jean O ' Brien leaves her naive sweet traits to any girl deserving of them. On behalf of the Class of ' 46. Attorney Janock proposes this toast to future classes, " May your years in Stoughton High be happy, joyous, successful and enlightening ones that you may produce prominent, wholesome, and honest citi- zens for our future generations. " In witness thereof, we. the after signed, have hereunto affixed our seal to this, our last will and testament, at Stoughton. Massachusetts, on this 20th day of June, one thousand, nine hundred and forty-six. Class of ' 46 Witnesses: U N Me ; 6 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE STATISTICS iv Hint Hobby Ambition Sewing To be a success Bowling To beat Joe Ezepik in bowling JASUN DAIvbK Sports: sleeping Go to College U XUlnl DtlNUl 1 Collecting records Stay away and dancing from work At rcdt PttfiPit iV Listen to radio To get ahead in the world C I TCTA A D T C XT Playing the sax: eating Engineer At i ' r 1 a nAM ALK± LAKUN Dancing Nursing Dancing, To go to Florida; sports to be a dress designer Mary Cimorelli Sports: playing piano Secretary; detective Paul Clark Pool Marie Connell Being happy To he happier William Corman Music Commercial radio Estella Crawford Dancing: collectin g pins Secretary Lorraine Cullen Bowling Accountant cLhANUK LJAVIS Dancing; reading To be a success ROSALYN DlCORPO Dancing: reading To be a good secretary Joseph Donovan Fingerprinting ; Attend college and be a photography success in life Alfred Dray Sports; art Commercial artist Joseph Ezepik To loaf when I can To go to college CHARLES LAY Work To have a good job Marjorie Fiske Swimming To live Marjorie Gay Movies To marry a rich man Elizabeth Grant Dancing To live a full happy life Helen Grant Music; dancing Secretary Teresa Gonsalves Dancing; music To live a happy life Louis Green Sports Have lots of fun William Grout Sports To graduate Kenneth Hall Radio; photography; Radio technician ; science electrical engineer Gordon Hargreaves Poultry ; sports Enjoy living Prescott Harris Sleeping To get more sleep James Hazelhurst Loafing To marry some rich gal Shirley Hubbard Collecting To live a long full life Edward Ivaldi Piano; mechanical Aviator; engineering pianist SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 Name Irving Janock Martin Johnson Edward King Mary LaCivita Irene Lavas Norma Leathers Stanley Loring Barbara Lothrop Jean MacGregor Marie Mara Florence Martin Audrey Morrill Lillian Mueller Eleanor Nagy Marilyn O ' Brien David Owen Melcie Pappas William Perdigao Lena Perrone Philip Randall Warren Rossdahl William Santos Christine Sarado Patricia Simpson Ruth Skiendiel Robert Reed Edmund Slye Marie Slye Virginia Stetson Louis Swanson Anne Tucker Barbara Ware Beverly Wilding Hobby Acting Sports Eating Dancing; skating Staying awake Singing Aviation : guitar Sewing Sports Sports; reading Music Sports Sports; music Dancing Bowling ; dancing Farming Piano Basketball Making friends Radio: physics Hunting ; fishing Working Dancing Sewing Dancing: skating Working Sports Swimming; dancing Music Learning to run all of machinery Dancing: bowling Horses; riding Dancing : movies Ambition Fame To be successful To get a wife To be a secretary Living a good age To be a singer Aeronautical engineer To be a teacher To be a dietician Efficient secretary or bookkeeper Secretary Secretary Stenographer To live and be happy To achieve success and happiness United States Marines To be a good wife To live To make life a happy one Electrical engineer To be an established undertaker Accountant To be a secretary Medicine To be happy; have fun Join the Navy Be successful Be a professional dancer Live a long, happy life types See the world ! To be a secretary Live in Texas Secretary to a successful businessman 18 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE CLASS ALICE ANDERSON When you lift up that receiver And you hear a " Number please? " Tis Alice at the switchboard. Giving a mighty sneeze. ROBERT ATKINSON Every time you buy an orange Bob Atkinson you will see, For he is now proud owner Of the famous A 8 P. JASON BAKER Money, Money, Money It ' s always on my mind; I keep myself in luxury Spending all I find. DOROTHY BENOIT Dotty is a newsgirl With the Boston Globe. She got a dime commission On every one she sold ALBERT BUDRICK Albert went out West To try out all his charm ; He certainly was successful For now he owns a farm. GUSTAF CARLSON Before you enter his barber shop You ' ll see the sign " Beware " , For Carlson is a reckless guy And cuts off all your hair. ALICE CARON If you ever need a doctor And you don ' t know whom to call. Just call up Alice Caron And she ' ll cure you one and all. PROPHECY ELEANORE CERASULO Her art was founded priceless. Scenery was her first choice; Now she ' s with Jeanette McDonald Patiently studying voice. MARY CIMORELLI Mary traveled far and wide For travel was her mania ; Then she married a guy named Dick, And they settled in Pennsylvania. PAUL CLARK His name is on the billboards And all through people ' s talk. For Clark is the new sensation. Selling shares of stock. MARIE CONNELL Her interest was in college, Tufts was her fond pride; But Buzzy rolled his eyes at her, So now — Here comes the bride. WILLIAM CORMAN William went to radio school, He showed a lot of promise; Now he ' s on the air each night In place of Lowell Thomas. ESTELLA CRAWFORD Stella works at Powers: She models the latest in fashions. Her clothes are very becoming ; She ' s now the main attraction. LORRAINE CULLEN Lorraine is in uniform In her job she does confide, For she is making money Giving elevator rides. 19 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 ELEANOR DAVIS She met a guy named Frankie, To him she pledged her life. So she took a course in cooking And became a talented wife. MARJORIE GAY Marge is now a spelling teacher: She works at a school named Clapp; Her pupils are crackajack spellers For they know how to spell the word " cat. " ROSALYN DiCORPO Rosalyn became a secretary A very nice boss had she. Then one day the boss proposed; Now she ' s the boss you see. BETTY GRANT Betty did O. K. they say. She climbed right to the top: Then she fell right down again. A husband she did plot. JOSEPH DONOVAN Joe went on to college: I don ' t know whatever for; He ' s found his fame and fortune At the 5 and 10 cent store. HELEN GRANT Now Helen flew around the world Upon her magic rug. And today she is a test pilot For the newest Piper Cub. ALFRED DRAY Al is just an artist A pretty good one too. He likes to paint the pictures Of all the girls he knew. LOUIS GREEN You see him in the papers: You see him on the screen ; He ' s the idol of all Hollywood. Our handsome " Terror " Green. JOSEPH EZEPIK Joe was a quiet lad And always tired it seems: He likes to stay home evenings Thinking up new dreams. WILLIAM GROUT Billy is the little man Who travelled here and there. Still he made a million dollars Modeling curly hair. CHARLES FAY Heaven help the devil He ' s not here to stay. His place is being taken By hellish Charlie Fay. TERESA GONSALVES Now Terry was a " peppy " kid That gal had lots of charm. But now she ' s using all that pep For she ' s working on a farm. MARJORIE FISKE Down the hall come nimble feet Tis little Marge our nurse; She doesn ' t stop to eat or sleep Just shoos away that hearse. KENNETH HALL Kenny is immortal: His name will never die; He made his niche in history: He blew up Stoughton High. 20 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE GORDON HARGREAVES Gordon wanted money He wanted to make it fast, So he became a foreman At Good Old Belcher Last. EDWARD KING Eddie is a killer Of all the ladies fair ; He kills them very easily By shooting bullets in the air. PRESCOTT HARRIS Mrs. Harris ' s boy once said " Oh President I shall be " . But Buzzy ' s in the Hall of Fame With triplets on each knee. MARY LaCIVITA It ' s by her height we know her. You all know whom I mean — ' Tis Mary LaCivita of Stoughton Her life is one big dream. JAMES HAZLEHURST Jimmy ' s name is known, Throughout the ocean ' s span. It ' s the watchword of the world. Jimmy — the " Good Humor ' ' man. IRENE LAVAS You all know Miss Lavas. The girl from Stoughton High; She got herself a sponsor. And she ' s known as " Queen of Spry. ' ' SHIRLEY HUBBARD Shirley is in love we hear She loves her one and only; She stays at home all day long. Nursing her one peony. NORMA LEATHERS Norma is a waitress At the famous Hotel Ritz: She fed the hungry public On Hunt ' s potato chips. EDWARD IVALDI Ed became a wealthy man ; He lives in royal state; And he is now a millionaire Thanks to Ford ' s V-8. STANLEY LORING A trip to the moon for you or me Would probably seem boring, But it wasn ' t for the man who went. The one and only " Ace " Loring. IRVING JANOCK Irving is an actor ; The finest to be sure; He just completed " Hamlet " Next to Dorothy Lamour. BARBARA LOTHROP Now Barbara is a teacher In good old Stoughton High: Her teaching is reluctant; She ' d rather be baking pies. MARTIN JOHNSON Martin is adventurous. A hearty buccaneer; He rescues lovely ladies. And wins their lovely cheer. JEAN MacGREGOR " Be careful of your figure, " Is what Jean will say; As she makes out diets For fat women everyday. 21 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 MARIE MARA Seated at the piano Her concerto in M to play. Marie is quite a sensation. So all the critics say. FLORENCE MARTIN Florence was a swimmer. A fish we thought she ' d be: Well kids you almost guessed it. Cause she ' s mermaid of the sea. AUDREY MORRILL " Hey. " they shout to Ichie. Going across the lawn. " Keep those milk bottles quiet So early in the morn. " LILLIAN MUELLER Lally ' s now a fashion designer: Her clothes are very pretty; You see them on every model From here to New York City. ELEANOR NAGY If you ' re ever in the city of Boston And you haven ' t the fare to get home. Just ask for Eleanor Nagy, The owner of Finance and Loan. JEAN O ' BRIEN " Oh Miss O ' Brien may I go home. " You ' ll hear the pupils say: " No. Tommie. you stay right there For skipping yesterday. " DAVID OWEN David had a body Muscular and fair. He used it to advantage. Modeling men ' s wear. MELCIE PAPPAS If you want an uplift, A facial or shampoo. Melcie ' s Salon is open For you. and you and you. WILLIAM PERDIGAO Billy went to Hollywood To see if he was able. And he certainly made a smashing hit: Now thev call him " Mr. Gable " . LENA PERRONE Madam Perrone is her name. She certainly knows how to sew: Over the fence to a garden of fame Designing for R. K. O. PHILIP RANDALL He spends his evenings sitting at home Sharpening his meat cleaver. For he ' s the man who cuts your meat. The butcher — Bennv Beaver! ROBERT REED A big romance, a broken heart Sent Bob to an alien region: He finally did the natural thing: He joined the Foreign Legion. WARREN ROSSDAHL Warren ' s work is with the dead. He is a trouble maker: He shoots the people that he wants. For he s an undertaker. CHRISTINE SARADO If you ever get a flat tire. And you get yourself in a panic. Just take it to Christine Sarado. Who is now a lady mechanic. 22 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE WILLIAM SANTOS William was a math whiz At Trig, you couldn ' t beat him; He ' s teaching math at Harvard And no one dares to cheat him. PATRICIA SIMPSON Simpson, M. D. Will cure all your ills. B y giving you tablets Marked P-o-i-s-o-n. Pills. RUTH SKIENDIEL Short, cute, and terrific Ruthie is said to be. Taking dictation for her boss A-sitting on his kneee. EDMUND SLYE You all remember Van Johnson — The idol of screen and stage. He was succeeded by Ebbie Slye, Who is now the latest rage. KAY SMITH You see her on the covers Of every well-known book, Kay is such a beauty They ' re calling her The Look. ' ' VIRGINIA STETSON " I love work, ' ' said Ginny " I could sit and watch it for hours. " But now she ' s put herself to work Making artificial flowers. LOUIS SWANSON You ' ll want to go to the circus The next time it comes to town; The top feature is Louis Swanson. The biggest and funniest clown. ANNE TUCKER Anne wanted to be a secretary. To work in an office and such: But now she ' s in the kitchen Adding the feminine touch. BARBARA WARE Now Barbara is out of high school. She completed the commercial course; Top stars with Ringling Brothers Are Barbara and her horse. BEVERLY WILDING Turn on the radio and listen with care. Miss Beverly Wilding is now on the air; She broadcasts daily on news of the day. Her voice is pleasant and her manner is gay, 23 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 TO THE GRADUATES OF 1946 May I congratulate you upon the courage and perseverance you have shown in staying through the four years of high school to win your diploma. You will not regret it. However, when receiving your diploma, please don ' t forget the debt you owe your parents for their sacrifice and encouragement which made it possible. Graduation is often called Commencement, because that event means that you are commencing a new school, that of Life. Hitherto you have been sheltered and counselled by parents and teachers, but now you must stand on your own feet, unsupported. In this new school you will find invaluable the high school training you have received in courtesy, effort, industry, character, and the ability to assume responsibility. And please remember always that prejudice, racial or religious, has no place in real life decisions. Whether you will or no, your every word and act from now on will reflect upon your High School, because you are graduates of this institution. For the sake of the other graduates, both past and future, as well as your own, let your deeds be such that you and they may be proud of them. In closing, I want you to know that your High School stands ready to assist you in any way that it can and you should feel free to contact it whenever the need arises. May I wish you all the best of success and Godspeed. Sincerely. Howard R. Randall, Principal Stoughton High School 24 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE CLASS HISTORY Fond Memories of the Class of ' 46 When we grow old and gray, when we have exchanged the ambition and impetus of youth for a comfortable easy chair before the fire, then it is that we recall from the dark, dusky portals of our minds fond memories of yesteryear. Always predominating among these are the memories of four wonderful high school years. Pictures form in the grey, swirling smoke of the crackling logs. Ah, those first days in senior high! Young, immature, bursting with enthusiasm, we tried so hard to assert ourselves. Yet we fellows were almost petrified with fear, for innumerable rumors of special initiations at the hands of the upperclassmen flew fast and thick: but our apprehensions faded with the excitement of coming sports and studies. We were forceful, spirited and determined to make good; we not only had a flare for dramatics but possessed terrific competitive spirit and excelled right from the beginning in all school campaigns. Our Freshman dance was the most outstanding in the annals of S. H. S. history. Our muscular athletes showed their medals as three lettermen and by the copping of the mythical intra mural baseball crown to the consternation of a certain highly reputed Sophomore-Junior all-star team. Having gained the respect of our elders the hard way, with renewed con- fidence we bid adieu to our freshman year, sans tears, and climbed the pedestal reserved for upperclassmen. Being entitled to all the privileges of a full-fledged sophomore, we immediately exercised our right of franchise by electing Prescott Harris, president; Elsie Kingsley, vice-president; Marie Connell, secretary: and Martin Johnson, treasurer, as representatives in student council. At this time our school athletic fund was duly suffering from malnutrition. Receiving the call, we zestfully plunged into a magazine campaign to raise the lucre and again showed our leadership and spirit by establishing a new record in salesmanship. After a poor football season, our two big boys, Irving Janock and Martin Johnson, spirited the Stoughton team to a great 7-6 upset victory over our tradi- tional rival, Canton. Not satisfied to rest on freshman laurels, we again stole the spotlight with a novel and beautiful Sophomore Hop which set a precedent for novelty and beauty. The aforementioned dramatic ability of our class burst into bloom and flowered throughout the year and was climaxed with Class Day exercises. Barely glimpsing the fleeting days we peered into the future and took another step toward our ultimate goal. Yes, we were juniors at last, our deeds of valor, 25 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 our achievements already legend. Executing our constitutional rights we again went to the polls and after a hotly contested election. Prescott Harris, president: Marie Connell, vice-president: Betty Grant, secretary: and Martin Johnson, treasurer, were chosen. Although at this time our happiness was somewhat dimmed by the horrible war which had enveloped the world, we, nevertheless, moved ever forward preparing for future life. As the weeks and months flew swiftly by. our studies were lightened with the anticipation of the traditional Junior Prom. You guessed it! Following true to form, our promenade was the most magnificent affair, sociably and financially, in the annals of old S. H. S. history. With the buttons of our shirts bursting with pride we settled down to the usual cramming, plugging period which always preceded June Exams. Seeming thinner and paler we nevertheless emerged with flying colors and the sands of our junior hour glass quietly ran out. After three years the label war babies of Stoughton High was cast off, for we entered into the last lap of our high school journey with all the nations of the Earth at peace once more. Ah, the senior year! Monarchs of all we survey, reigning supreme through- cut the school! Our annual election ballots counted, we had elected, Prescott Harris, president: Irene Lavas, vice-president: Martin Johnson, treasurer: and Jean O ' Brien, secretary to represent the Class of ' 46. Thus did we practice the rights of American voters that we might be more experienced and competent citizens in future life. By this time our minds were already filled with plans for graduation. We spent every precious second working, studying and readying ourselves. Without exception the outstanding event of this year was our debut as thespians in a rollicking, side-splitting saga entitled " The Fighting Littles " directed by Miss Arnold (the crowning achievement of our Barrymores and Bernhardts.) The days and months flew swiftly by. Never shall we forget our wonderful Senior Reception, the Banquet, Class Day exercises, and at last our ultimate goal, graduation. Joyously, proudly, yet with a touch of melancholia we marched that night from adolesence to manhood. The final pages of these memoirs are yet to be written but when they are I know that they will be a proud and glorious climax of an unbeatable class — The Class of ' 46. 26 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 OUR GOAL By Stanley Loring ' 46 The graduates leave, diploma in hand, to face the great adventure of life. Each has in his mind and heart the individual goal that he will strive to achieve. But each and every one has the same basic common goals. The aim that is of the utmost importance to every peace-loving person is the one of eternal tranquillity and security among the nations and peoples of the world. This goal, often neglected in the individual ' s struggle for power, in the long run means everything to the people on this planet. It means either life or death to them and their civilization. The man in the street realizes the disastrous consequences that future conflict could bring, but he is bewildered about what he can do to help in the great struggle. He often, unwittingly, works against the very movement that he sincerely hopes and prays will work. There is but one clear cut course of action to follow on this matter of supreme importance. This is a course that every citizen can and must follow. It consists of three main policies. First, he must forego the unhealthy pleasure he derives from attacking racial and religious minorities in his own country, for after all charity begins at home. Second, he must refrain from unjust attacks on the other nations of the world. Often he is merely passing on propaganda and is but a tool in the hands of professional trouble makers. Sometimes he delights in satisfying his ego by attacking some minority group. Either way the harm done is great and unjustified. The third and most important way that he can help win this fight for life and liberty is by using his sovereign right of suffrage. By the intelligent use of the ballot he c an elect the men and women who will best represent him and his cause — leaders with foresight and daring who will go forward in world co-operation without worrying about the next election. Maybe he himself may become one of these leaders. He has no alternative. OUR SACRED TRUST By Joseph F. Donovan ' 46 The United States always was, and with God ' s help, always will be a great nation: yet its future lies in the hands of young men and women like us who are now graduating from high school. It is our duty, our sacred trust, to carry on the work of those who preceded us. We must have Washington ' s great wisdom. Jefferson ' s ideals, and Lincoln ' s fortitude. Our lot does not permit us to be the joking, irresponsible youth of yesteryear, for in front of us is the task of building from the ruins of war a new world filled with an eternal peace. We must realize that we graduate in an 28 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE advanced age where only the educated, observant man will survive. Our charts, the basic foundations of our lives, have been drawn in high school; yet it is up to us as individuals to continue our education and seek our place in the society which will be ours. We are the leaders of tomorrow and it is absolutely essential that our generation does not fail in its heritage. We should strive for perfection so that when we come to the Autumn of life we can look back and truthfully say, " We were builders. " A SOLILOQUY By Irving Janock ' 46 The golden sands of time, unyielding in their progress, run silently, yet surely, on and on and on: man can do nought but obediently bend to a will mightier than his own — time, that which we can never overtake. Being resigned to this paradoxical fact, I mentally bid farewell to adol- escence and ready myself for the thrilling, but frightening transition from happy, carefree boyhood to manhood with all its problems and obligations. With these sobering realizations which come to every thinking senior, it seems natural to take stock of one ' s self, to analyze those qualifications and assets which one possesses that you or I may know our chances for future success in a world bristling with opportunities and obstacles. From these efforts questions always arise. Are you ready to hurdle these impediments. ' ' Have you the initiative, intelligence, and intestinal fortitude demanded of a successful man? Have you molded those virtues of character and decency which shall guide us to that ulti- mate goal, out of reach of those perpetual dangers which entwine the weaker persons . ? Have you made use of every precious moment at school, absorbing knowl- edge and experience from instructors who are there to help you; or are you one of those sad individuals who spends three-fourths of his time trying to bluff and cheat his way by, or one of those eternal bullies, fakes and pathological liars who build up false reputations and try to slip by on them? Sooner or later these poor misguided individuals are put to the test of life, a test in which they must produce, a test in which merit and actions are the only measure. Then it is that they natur- ally fail miserably and fall by the wayside, while on the other hand the consci- entious pluggers striving always for that elusive perfection are prepared in every way for the battle in life. Equipped with hard learned lessons, they emerge vic- torious. Thus do human beings receive their just rewards. Are you prepared ? 29 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 PRAYER By Martha Glover ' 48 I thank Thee, God, for work — - For the toil Which daily envelops Which infinitely satisfies Which is an ever-present refuge In time of sorrow. I thank Thee. God, for rest — For the relief Which comes After weariness; For the joy Of sinking into Slumber. I thank Thee too For the glow Which comes with Happiness And the sound Of warm laughter. I thank Thee For the newness of Spring. And autumn ' s glory : For song And tears: For the privilege Of seeing A child ' s delight: For the rich fragrance Of fresh-dug earth. . . For everything Big and little Which contributes To a vast And complex Pattern. I thank Thee. God. for Life. }0 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE WORLD CITIZENSHIP By Barbara Lothrop, ' 46 Today more than ever before a nation can not keep out of world affairs. The United States has more or less taken an isolationist stand on foreign affairs and failed every time. With the increased use of air travel, a nation can not possibly survive alone in the world of today. One of the solutions to the problems that countries face today is world citizenship. World citizenship may be denned as that which binds people to- gether to make a democratic, civilized world. Active membership in world citizen- ship by all people would spread the higher standards of living throughout the world. The world is in a turmoil today. The organizing of world citizenship would tend to make the people come together, discuss their problems, and create a more peaceful world. Before this time we have left our foreign matters in the hands of a few statesmen. What is needed back of the statesmen is a citizenry of the people of the world, determined to serve their vital common interests regardless of national borders and narrow, nationalistic interests. World citizenship would strengthen other loyalties, for you would become more conscious of your local government, and the manner in which it is con- ducted, by membership in such an organization. In setting up a national government we made an executive branch, Bill of Rights, laws, regulations, courts, police force, etc. This is also the structure a world government should rest upon. As it is undesirable for larger cities to dominate small towns, it is also unde- sirable for big nations to dominate smaller ones in the world of the future. What we need for a civilized, democratic world is to guarantee the same basic rights in a world Bill of Rights to every nation. The nations should care for their domestic affairs, leaving to the world organization the task of maintaining peace and justice in the world. The ideals upon which world citizenship is based should be recognized and taught to others by organizations and institutions that believe in world freedom and democracy. These ideals are known to be the common denominator of all races and nations committed to world peace and world unity. 31 3- SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 WITH MARCO POLO THROUGH ASIA By William Corman, ' 46 Marco Polo has been named as one of the most daring adventurers ever to set out on perilous journeys into unknown lands. He had set forth from his native city of Venice. Italy, with his father and uncle to travel to the Far East. Their object was to assist the Great Kublai Kahn. ruler of the Mongol Empire, in instructing his people in Christianity and the liberal arts. The Polos were very cordially and gladly received by the Potentate. The Supreme Ruler found Marco to be a shrewd observer, and regarded him with an especial favor, by nominating him a second-class commissioner attached to the Privy Council of the Empire. Another honor which was bestowed upon him was his appointment as governor of the great city of Yangchau. Marco ' s missions took him on public business to many southern and south- western provinces of China, and east of Tibet, where even till of late such regions had been comparatively unknown to the rest of the world. He visited the old capital of the Kahns in Mongolia, and on a mission to the Indian Seas visited some of the states of India, of which Europeans of that time had only dimly heard the most fabulous and vague accounts. Marco journey on to every section of the vast territory of China at a later date, visiting its wonderfully rich and populous cities, intermingling with the people and gaining their lasting friend- ship and confidence. He entered the lands of Tartary, Forbidden Tibet. Burma. Siam. Cochin-China, the sister islands of Java and Sumatra, and the fabled island of Japan. Marco, during his journeys in Asia, took great pains to gain a thorough knowledge of the Chinese alphabet, and to learn the languages and dialects of the countries in which he found profitable and interesting employment. He gathered enormous wealth by trading with the people and making use of his Venetian shrewdness in dealing with the natives, who were no match for his cunning. Upon return to Venice, after spending twenty-odd years of wandering in the Far East, his tremendous wealth was revealed by the beautiful crimson silk, satin, and velvet gowns, gold and silver dishes, and a vast assortment of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and other precious stones which he had in his possession. From Marco Polo ' s accurate account of an unknown sea of darkness border- ing the eastern extremity of Asia, it is said the Great Columbus gathered in- formation that further aided him in forming his theory — that one could reach India and Cathay by sailing westward from Spain out into the dark sea. But centuries rolled away before the world saw the facts of geography as we know them, or learned to accept as true the marvelous stories of Marco Polo. 32 Fust row — M. Johnson. B. Lathrop. M. Conncll. L. Pcrrone. B. Grant. J. O Bricn. M. Glover. P. Harris. Second roiv — H. Grant. F. Darling. M. Tate. J. Bercovitz. H. LaSalle. E. Batchelder. N. Nylen. M. Sevian. L. Lysko. J. Priest. J. Garland. M. Ivaldi. B. Savini. Third roue — [. Janock. M. Crane. P. Mason. C. Nelson. D. Cherry. E. King. SEMAPHORE Adviser — MlSS MARGARET FLYNN Editor -in -Chief — BETTY GRANT Business Manager — LENA PERRONE People rushing around amidst cries and orders, last minute preparations, then — peace. The Semaphore, our school paper, is at last ready for sale. This hectic scene occurred only twice this year — in January and April. Due to the continuing paper shortage our issues still number fewer than normal. But despite this handicap our year was very successful and the staff was kept working to full capacity. The Yearbook staff prepared the year ' s final publication with great thought and originality. The business staff, composed of students with initiative and aggressiveness, made the book a definite financial success. We wish the staff of ' 47 the best of luck throughout their year. 34 I 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE First row — F : . Slye. W. Rossdahl. A. Lavas. R. Simonds. J. Ezcpik. F. Cowgill. R. Slye. E. Slyc. J. Baker. R. Smith. G. Howland Second row — W. Ryan (Manager I. L. Green. V. Rodrigues. A. O ' Day. D. Gaulticr. M. Johnson (Co-Captain). P. Clark. V. Grout. F. Vincent. R. McLea. R. Govey. E. Slye. Mr. Frank V. Burke (Coach). Third row — R. Kelliher. D. Kimtis. F. White. P. Mason. P. Jones. A. Dray (Cap- tain). P. Harris. W. Pentz. W. Cotter. G. Kett. I Janock. FOOTBALL Coach — Frank V. Burke Captain — Alfred Dray This year ' s squad went through the season with a fine spirit and the will to work. Despite their record of two wins and seven defeats, the team made many good showings but were hampered by injuries and a lack of experienced players and reserves. The team will lose many good players when graduation comes round in June. These are Captain Alfred Dray. Martin Johnson. Prescott Harris, Edmund Slye. William Grout. Louis Green, Paul Clark, Joseph Ezepik, Jason Baker, Irving Janock, and Warren Rossdahl. The graduating players leave with the hope that the team of the future will equal the greatest team of the past. 35 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 First row — B. Savini. C. Baskins. M. Ivaldi. J. McDonald. L. Pcrronc. D. Benoit (Captain). [. Lavas. J. Russell. A. Smith. H. Cushing. R. Grace. Second row — M. LaCivita (Manager). M. Tate. B. Tate. M. Connell. J. MacGregor. M. Colcord. S. Wry. K. Smith. A. Struzzicro. J. McEvoy. Miss Mildred Stephens ( Coach ) . GIRLS ' FIELD HOCKEY Coaches — MRS. GERTRUDE TOMFOHRDE Captain — DOROTHY BENOIT Miss Mildred Stevens The girls ' hockey team was not undefeated this year but made a fine show- ing nevertheless. The team ' s record showed one victory, five defeats and two ties. Captained by Dorothy Benoit the team displayed sportsmanship and good U ' amwork. Next year ' s hockey team will miss the senior girls who played so well this year. They are Irene Lavas, center: Dorothy Benoit. right inner: Lena Perrone, right wing: Katherinc Smith and Marie Connell. roving fullbacks: Marie Slye, left wing and Jean MacGregor. halfback. The team wishes to thank Miss Stevens who took over the coaching of the hockey team on such short notice and did so well. To Adeline Struzziero. captain-elect, we extend wishes for a successful team in 1946. 36 First row — M. Johnson. C. Corbctt. P. Harris. R. Kcllihcr. G. Carlson. Second row — John Hcidcn (Coach). A. Buckley (Manager). E. King. F. Cowgill. G. Howland. P. Randall (Manager). BOYS ' BASKETBALL Coach — MR. JOHN HEIDEN Manager — PHILIP RANDALL The Stoughton High School basketball squad suffered a bad season this year, winning only four games out of a fourteen game schedule. In his first year at Stoughton, Coach Heiden was handicapped by a lack of experienced material. However, it may be said the four victories which were won can be traced directly to his wonderful coaching and effort. We are indeed fortunate to have acquired a man of his caliber to teach the boys the fundamentals and intricacies of a sport which is sweeping the country. Although the team failed to live up to the reputation of the championship teams of the past, there were many close, hard-fought games and the squad made a good showing under definite handicaps. Lost to the squad through graduation are Capt. Buzzy Harris, Louis Green, Gus Carlson, Ed King and Martin Johnson. The remainder of the varsity was made up of two juniors. Cliff Corbett and Dick Kelliher, and two very promising freshmen, Fran Cowgill and George Howland. We wish to Coach Heiden and the returning lettermen a good season and a better record for next year. 37 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 First row — M. Fiske. M. Slye. B. Lothrop. M. Conncll. A. Morrill (Co-Captain), I. Lavas (Co-Captain). B. Grant. S. Hubbard. J. Priest. J. McDonald. Second row — B. Savini. A. Smith. H. Catalano. M. Glover. A. Grant. V. Hurley. P. Simonds. M. Stevens (Coach). A. Kovey, G. Desmond. I. Gibson. R. Leathers. D. Delasco. J. Lothrop. M. Ivaldi. L. McNamara. Third roiv — R. Sidebottom. E. Mann. G. Kelley. M. Tate. B. G;een. H. Smith. A. Struzziero. G. Fiskc. B. Bissett. J. Davis. M. Granger. T. Federico. V. Raymond. C. Baskin. L. McCourt. J. Garland. F. Urciuoli. Fourth row — J. Bercovitz. M. Churchill. E. Batchelder. M. Colcord, G. Seldon. S. Wry. H. Bishop. J. McEvoy. M. Sevian. M. Vinal. E. Leif. GIRLS ' BASKETBALL Coach — Miss Mildred Stephens Senior Captains — Irene Lavas, Audrey Morrill: Juniors — Adeline Struz- ziero. Beatrice Green, Betty Bishop: Sophomores — Irene Gibson. Virginia Hur- ley: Freshmen — Virginia Raymond. Dorothy Delasco. The girls of Stoughton High looked forward to an exciting season of basket- ball under the direction of their new coach, Miss Stephens. The teams met once a week for practice and participation in intramural contests. We all owe much to Miss Stephens for her aid and guidance in coaching our games, and teaching us many helpful tricks to use on the basketball court. The best of luck is extended to next vear ' s teams, and we hope they get as much enjoy- ment out of the sport as we did. 38 1946 SEMAPHORE First row — G. Caggiano. M. Tate. P. Harris. I. Lavas, J. O ' Brien. M. Johnson. E. Batchelder. C. Nelson. Second row — M. Glover. I. Gibson. R. Smith, G. Gibson. E. Dray. A. Lavas, S. Krona. C. Andrade. STUDENT COUNCIL Adviser — Mr. RANDALL President — PRESCOTT HARRIS The Student Council, which is an elected body of students from each class, has been active the year through solving the problems which confront it. The weekly meetings of the Council follow strict parliamentary procedure. To introduce a problem, action is taken as follows: First, the students in the school contact their representatives and state their complaint or suggestion. The representative then brings the matter before the Council and a discussion follows. The problem is then considered as a question and voted upon. Under the direction of our principal, Mr. Randall, all the complaints or suggestions of the students have been taken care of satisfactorily. We sincerely hope that the Councils in the years to come, will be able to contend with and solve with complete satisfaction the problems to be brought up by future classes. 39 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 First rotv — A. Smith. E. Cerasulo. L. Lysko. P. Simonds. E. Leif. M. Colcord. Second row — H. Clark. K. Hall. A. Toupence. M. Sevian. P. Winfisky, D. Storkus. D. Cherry. J. Kaminskis. W. Malcolm. K. Johnson. A. Dray. W. Morse, A. Federico, E. Redden. J. DiCorpo. ART CLUB Adviser — Miss Rose Movitz This year, the Art Club has several new members in addition to the old- timers that it has retained for three and four consecutive years. As always, a happy spirit, characteristic of creative ability, prevails. There is more talent evident than ever before, especially among the freshmen. Several have shown very promising signs in poster work and numerous class experiments, such as color harmony and single-color sketches to show the effects of light and dark. Of course, the juniors and seniors are still steadily developing their talent, setting the pace for the lower classmen. A few of the older members of the Club were disappointed at being unable to enter the M. S. P. C. A. Animal Poster Contest this March because of late notification from the Society, but we are all looking forward to bigger and better contests in the future. Under the dependable guidance of Miss Movitz, we know that the Art Club will see many more winners of prizes and continue to maintain its reputation of having depend- able and talented students as members. May we extend our sincere and deep-felt thanks to Miss Movitz for the preparation she has given us to start us on the road to successful careers in art. 40 19 4 6 SEMAPHORE First roiv — P. Harris, L. Perronc. M. Connell. [. Janock. B. Grant. L. Lysko. Second row — D. Bcnoit. G. Navickas. E. Darling. J. McEvoy. E. Crawford. E. Nagy. J. Priest. M. Glover. I. Gibson. J. Rubel. B. Wilding. Third roa ' — A. Federico. M. Colcord. N. Nylen. M. Crane. H. Howes. DRAMATIC CLUB Adviser — Mrs. Dorothea Round President — Irving Janock The Dramatic Club had prepared a riotous Christmas program which un- fortunately was never presented because of the typical New England blizzard that caused the cancelling of school on the scheduled day. However, nothing daunted the cast which included Milton Crane, Martha Glover. Nancy Hylen. Buddy Howes. Joseph Foster. Joyce Newton, Marie Connell, Betty Grant and the coach Estelle Crawford prepared a second fine play which was presented successfully in March. Besides showing their creative and interpretive talents in these plays the members of the club also displayed their abilities on Class Day. The Club ' s officers — Irving Janock, president; Marie Connell, vice-presi- dent; Lena Perrone, treasurer: and Betty Grant, secretary — wish to express deep gratitude and thanks to all members who have striven for a successful program and especially wish to thank its adviser, Mrs. Dorothea Round. 41 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 First row — W. Corman. J. O ' Brien. I. Janock, M. Conncll. P. Harris, B. Grant. E. King. Second row — I. Lavas. E. Crawford. E. Nagy. S. Hubbaid. A. Morrill. L. Mueller. B. Lothrop. M. Fiske. J. Baker. SENIOR PLAY Director — MlSS DOROTHY ARNOLD Booth Tarkington ' s heartwarming, hilarious novel " The Fighting Littles, " adapted for the stage by Caroline Franke, was presented at the Town Hall. Fri- day evening. April 1 2th, by the Class of 1 946. The plot centers around the problems of a normal American family, pos- sessors of all those humorous but annoying traits so recognizable in all of us. Through amusing, down-to-earth characterizations interpreted by the young actors and actresses, the audience was treated to an unusually riotous evening of entertainment. Orchids to all the committees who worked so diligently for success and especially a voice of gratitude and thanks from the Class of ' 46 to our director. Miss Dorothy Arnold. The cast included Irving Janock. Prescott Harris. Marie Connell, Jean O ' Brien. Betty Grant, Irene Lavas, Audrey Morrill, Estella Crawford. Edward King. Lillian Mueller. Barbara Lothrop, William Corman. Jason Baker, Shirley Hubbard, Eleanor Nagy. Helen Grant. Marie Mara, and Marjorie Fiske, prompter. 42 1946 SEMAPHORE First row — J. Barrett. I. Janock, B. Smith. G. Seldon. R. Wills. Second row — G. Carlson. J. Fischer. D. Winship. ORCHESTRA Supervisor — MlSS MINNIE GOERES The school orchestra, under the able direction of Miss Goeres, displayed its abilities to advantage at the Senior Play, Class Day and Graduation. Miss Goeres is to be congratulated for the success that this year ' s group achieved under her supervision. Irving Janock, Gustaf Carlson and Edward Ivaldi of the graduating class wish to express their gratitude for the added love and appreciation of music that they gained during the years. The graduating members wish to leave the task of upholding the traditions of the Stoughton High School orchestra to the school ' s future musicians. Members of this year ' s orchestra included Gustaf Carlson, saxophone; Wal- ter Kosinski, saxophone; Gloria Seldon, clarinet; James Barrett, clarinet; Russell Wills, clarinet; David Winship, clarinet: Richard Kelliher, trumpet; Lawrence Eischer, trumpet; Edward Ivaldi, piano; and Irving Janock, drums. 43 SEMAPHORE 19 4 6 CHORAL AND GLEE CLUBS Adviser — MlSS MINNIE GOERES Under the guidance of Miss Minnie Goeres. the Choral and Glee Clubs, boasting an unusually fine male choir, made great musical strides throughout the year and climaxed their unceasing efforts with an excellent Class Day program. The clubs ' repertoire consisted of folk songs, lullabies, patriotic music and beautiful classical scores. Through this well rounded album the members found a deeper, truer appreciation of fine music and group singing and wish to express a deep vote of thanks to their beloved instructor for the opportunity of the wholesome, relaxing recreation offered by this course. The graduating members express sincere appreciation to Miss Goeres for her unfailing patience and devotion. May the future members retain the clubs ' tradition of fine music. YEARBOOK STAFF Editor-in-Chief — BETTY GRANT Business Manager — LENA PERRONE Adviser — MlSS MARGARET FLYNN Marie Connell Martha Glover Irving Janock Prescott Harris Alfred Dray Audrey Morrill Irene Lavas Marjorie Fiske Robert Simonds William Grout Lydia Oldbash Donald Cherry Joseph Donovan Leslie Gay William Perdigao Dorothy Benoit Edward King Edward Ivaldi Barbara Lothrop Jean O ' Brien Stanley Loring 44 Compliments of JOHN J. ROGERS b SON MAILLY Jeweler - Optician 785 Washington St.. Stoughton Compliments of MacDONALD ' S Jenny Gasoline Station Compliments of JOHN ZUMAS STATE SPA Where Young and Old Meet Home Made Candy O ' HARA ' S DRUG STORE L. F. O ' Hara, Reg. Pharm. 783 Washington St. Stoughton Compliments of P. A. 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HEELAN Insurance and Real Estate Office: 4 Freeman St. Tel. 423-M For Jewelry of Distinction ROMM ' S Jewelers since 1900 83 Main St., at Legion Parkway Brockton Compliments of JOSEPH DeVITO Stoughton Building Wrecking Co. New a-n-d Reclaimed Building Materials 1 202 Washington St., Stoughton Tel. 920 Compliments of CAMPELL S DRUG STORE Michael J. Nardozzi. Prop. Compliments of TYDOL SERVICE STATION Floyd H. Osborne. Prop. ERNIE ' S Compliments of EDGAR ' S Brockton. Mass. PORTER COAL CO. Coal - Wood - Coke Fuel Oil PAUL MOOTOS Shoe Repairing Done While You Wait 1 7 Porter St.. Stoughton Congratu 1 .ations to the Graduating Class of 1946 NORFOLK COUNTY TRUST COMPANY Capital Surplus 1,500,000.00 $1,000,000.00 Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Best Wishes from THE KAY JEWELRY COMPANY Brockton China Graduation Gifts Glass GURNEY BROS. CO. Brockton Main St. Jewelers since 18 1 Novelty Jewelry Watches Compliments of Brockton 1 ' s Friendly Store Remember that eyes are rationed — two of them have to last a lifetime. Treat them fairly by using correct lighting. BROCKTON EDISON CO. SILVA ' S MODEL MARKETS Compliments of SIMOND ' S GARAGE LOWE POWERS Funeral Service Compliments of BURBA ' S ATLANTIC SERVICE STATION TURNPIKE AUTO BODY SHOP Route 1 38 Canton-Stoughton Line Tel. Canton 0559 Compliments of EDWARD J. FARLEY, M.D. B. J. REILLY McNa m a ra Fa r m s Dairy Products Compliments of STOUGHTON SPORT CENTER Stoughton Beauty Salon and Barber Shop 771 Washington St. Tel. 83 Peter Klimas Compliments of KENNEDY MFG. CORP. O ' BRIEN ' S TRANSPORTATION CO. P. b Q. CLOTHES 1 69 Main St. Brockton, Mass. For Quality and Service Trade At PERDIGAO ' S MARKETS 1 1 Washington St. Tel. 997 21 Wyman St. Tel. 246 ROCK MFG. CO. Stoughton, Mass. " From Standing Timber to Finished Product " JAY, The Florist 99 Pleasant Street Stoughton, Mass. Tel. 289 Member of F. T. D. Association SAM b JOHN ' S SHOE STORE 789-791 Washington Street Stoughton, Mass. Compliments of CARON b SARREY do i oei onop 734 Washington St. Compliments of MICKEY BISHOP ' S CAFE THE GREB COMPANY Screw Machine Products Stoughton, Mass. McCann ' s Ice Cream Store Wm. Bosse, Jr.. Prop. 10 Freeman St. Stoughton Compliments of COLSON ' S GIFT SHOP Compliments of jWAIN L l A IN z f J 20 Freeman St. Stoughton Best Wishes from DR. JOSEPH TOBIN Your Friendly Foot Doctor Tel. 1038 Best Wishes from 1 CRANE Custom Tailor Tel. 270-M 741 Washington St. HAY-TOT FARM Guernsey Cattle Wm. J. R. Totman Wm. H. Totman Compliments of INDEPENDENT LUMBER CO. Building Material C REVO LA ' S MEN ' S STORE 768 Washington St.. Stoughton Tel. 106 Free Deli% ' ery Stoughton Package Store, Inc. A complete line of quality Liquors - Wiyies - Ales - Beer Frank Nardozzi 24 Wyman St. Stoughton Compliments of BURK ' S SHOE STORE READ WHITE MEN ' S and WOMEN ' S FORMAL CLOTHES RENTED For All Occasions " Quality Always " 111 Summer Street Boston, Moss. Woolworth Bldg. Providence, R. I. Brockton ' s Most Beautiful Jewelry Store WASHINGTON JEWELERS 183 Main Street Brockton, Mass. Like to help an i Exporter? A Cosmopolitan Job — Foreign Trade Secretary The world will be your neighbor . . . you ' ll be in constant touch with distant lands and foreign peoples. You will deal with customs, immigration, exports and imports. A very interesting job . . . but one which requires specialized training! Fisher offers thorough training to young women who want preferred positions in the professions or business. 2-year Foreign Trade, Medical, Legal, Radio Secretarial courses. Also 2-year Executive Secretarial, 1-year Stenographic and Finishing Secreta- rial. Successful placement. Dormitories. Illustrated catalog tells how seven typical Fisher graduates found happy, worth-while careers. Write today. fislm. SCHOOL 118 Beacon Street, Boston 16, Mass 374 Broadway, Winter Hill 45. Mass. RYAN FARMS Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of ' 46 STOREY CO., INC. Brockton JAMES LEHAN Oldest Ford Dealer in New England Ready to Wear of Distinction oiougnuon. iviass. FRANK ' S RADIO STORE R. C. A. Victor Radios and Records 29 Wyman St.. Stoughton, Mass. Tel. 1074 UNITED MACHINE CO. ooutn ot. Stoughton. Mass. Q n f if sft ? ' J » ft ? Afffiitlifti Low-Cost Home Mortgages STOUGHTON CO-OPERATIVE BANK Screw Machine, Tool Work and Die Making 9 Freeman Street Stoughton Printing Company PUBLISHERS OF THE STOUGHTON NEWS-SENTINEL Commercial Printing of the Best Quality PRINTERS OF THE SEMAPHORE 14 Porter Street Stoughton Phone 480-W COMPLIMENTS OF . . . Joseph F. Corcoran Shoe Co., Inc. STOUGHTON. MASS.


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