Stoughton High School - Stotonian / Semaphore Yearbook (Stoughton, MA)
- Class of 1947
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Text from Pages 1 - 92 of the 1947 volume:
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Stoughton High School
MIss MARGARET E. FLYNN
DONALD L. CHERRY
To the Tune of-"I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen"
This is our parting song to you
As we look back on mem'ries dear.
The days of yore rest in our hearts,
The joys and sorrows through the year.
Your guiding hand has reached us all,
And left us with courage in our strideg
With this in mind dear Stoughton High
By you we always shall abide.
For years we'll not forget your name
And sing to you with open heart.
Our love for you shall never fade
Recalling you gave us a start.
We'll look into the future now
And spread the happlness that we heed.
We face the wide and open doors
And enter them free men, indeed.
The time we spent at Stoughton High
Has been a short eternity.
We hope we've left you all content
And remain in your memory.
We strive success in all we do
With tears we say our last good-bye.
Remember the class of forty-seven,
For our success shall never die.
With sincere appreciation of her helpful guidance and patience,
We, the Class of 1947,
with fond wishes to our teacher and friend,
dedicate our yearbook to
Miss MARGARET FLYNN
1 Looking Nortbl
1Looking North J
Sing Out For Stoughton High
Oh! sing out for Stoughton High School,
With a Hip, Hip, Hooray!
We will stand by Alma Mater
With our colors waving gay.
With our teamwork, and a challenge
And our spirits soaring high
We cheer out for Stoughton High School,
With a Hoorah! Hoorah! Rah!
Loyal Hearts, and faithful guiding
Through the years, we're with you,
As we work on,toward the future
Side by side, our classmates true.
All our memories of our School days,
That we make with you, each day
We will always give a cheer for Stoughto
MR. HOWARD R. RANDALL, Principal .,.....,.IIIIIIv.,,,. Mathematics
MR. FRANK V. BURKE, Assistant Principal ....II.Is,...s, . ....,A..II,AIIIIII, ,,,.. M arhematics
University of Maine-A.B. and 32 hrs. of graduate school
Miss DOROTHY ARNOLD ..........,.............,ss . .sss,,,..s,,..A,ssss.,,,,,,,,,4As,s,, ,-,, Y ., English
MISS CORNELIA A. BUCKLEY ....sIssssI.....Y..............s. . .........,As,Assssss ,...,, C lerical
Boston University-B.S. in Commercial Education
MISS CHRISTINE A. DoNovAN ssvssssssssssssss.I..,... ss.ss.... . . ..... .. ..,.... Secretarial
' Boston University-B.B.A., Simmons College
MISS LOTTIE A. ELZBUT . sss.sss . s..sss.sssssss..t l,ss..s so......,.,s,sssssssssss ...... C 1 e 1-ical
Boston University-B.S., M.C.S.
MISS ROSE C. ENOS ....V, . .w,,, s,,vs,,,,,,. .s.wv.........V.... . ,ss, L a tin, Biology, Current History
Bridgewater Teachers' College. Boston University-B.S., M.Ed.
MISS MARGARET E. FLYNN sssss sssss,ssss.,ssssss,.sssssssssssssss .. .,.., English
MISS ELIZABETH F. GUELL ssssssss.,..ss . Iss,.. . I,....ss......ssssI...ssssss...,..ssssss sssss,s,s.ss,.... E nglish
Teachers' College, Boston: State Teachers' College. Hyannis-B.S. in Ed.. Ed.M.
MR. JOSEPH J. KNOWLES . ....,. ......... ............................ ................... . L Science
Miss RITA V. LAVALLEE .................................. ......... . . ............. ..... F rench
Radcliffe, Boston University-A.B., M.A.
Miss ISABEL D. MURPI-IY L ....... .......... .......... ...... ...... . . . History
MR. ARTHUR L. PENARDI .......................................... ...... ...... M a thematics, Civics
MR. ARTHUR E. RADVILAS CResignedJ ......... .....,.. .... H i story, General Science
MISS ELIZABETH E. SPERRY ..... ..... ..... ............ . . . . Home Economics
MR. LOUIS VOLPE ...... . ........ .. ...... ......... . .
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DOLORES A. ANDRADE DELL
ss Brork stteetil I J ictimmqtciai
' "A smile ight rqljwes 'Jef ioyful-rxpiril."
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Ch tai Clul7,33 Libraritxi 53 Athletic As-
so? tion 218, 41 Cheerleader 4: Year-
booli Stal? -45 Junior Prom Committee
5: ieixiql' Play Committee 4: Secretarial
Clu lPresident 45: Sophomore Dance
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18 C t ollqge Scientific
"He fr 'hos i
v e nas on s
5 ay 3: earbook Stafi 4:
So oe ance Committee 2.
Of , .
J e a 3, 4: a all 2, , ,Q Ath-
t' s c' 'on 2. 5 3 Senior Musical
EVELYN L. BA
27 Glen Street
HELEN BISHOP BISH
151 Sumner Street Mixed
"A girl of runny disposition."
Basketball 1, 2, 5: Athletic Association
1. 2. 3: Glee Club lg Magazine Cam-
paign 5: Freshman Dance Committee lg
Hockey 29 Sophomore Dance Commit-
tee 29 Librarian 4: Junior Prom Com-
22 r SIM mercial
" i ' A 'f 1' ouvzrds none.
JUJ I aff, 4 ily for all." -
Fres gf l Dan e ommitt opho-
i a a , rnit unior Prom
"I , if ommit 1 Choral Club
5: At eric Associat -'iz Yearbook
THOMAS BRODERICK ROBIE
122 Walnm Street Mixed
"As merry as the day is long."
Basketball 1. 4: Football 1: Freshman
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HIRLEY BRO CK ' Simi
54 Park street 1 tweak'
"The mildex 1
with the br e." ,
Choral Club lg Art Club 1.
MALCOL W LIAM BRYDON
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' M D als 6 S' u 'leg'
. 4. , g enror u 1
ANTHONY QVILL1' BUCKLEY
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29 1SchooAySt1eetX' College
futiylittl lim ff ndtben
is relisbm bilybp' I of
Ba thaw. 5.'X'i-' aseball ze- Athletic
Ass ati n 1, 3,J. '
NEWELL CADDELL RED
T4 Maple Street Practical
"Advice is like kissing: it costs nothing
and is a pleasant lbing lo do."
Baseball l. 5. 4: Athletic Association 2.
5. 4: Aviation Club 2.
JOAN CAMPB,EI1f CAM
5? Street lk 5 j College
505016 people Nkre dIl0Jj'S4gfllIlIl7li?1g
because roses bag ll20'f7lSi I am Ibankful
- tlA6tL!lJff'ri's' are roses."
Baskefbailf-1. 2 qcaptauoi 5, 4 CCap-
'tain1gt,Hockey Z,.5,.'-64 Athletic Associ'
ation 2, 5 fi: Sehhir Musical 4: Sopho-
more Dan e Kotrmittee 23 Librarian 2.
5: Office 'rlje' Ticket Seller 4.
FRANCIS R. CAMPBELL FRAN
l-480 Turnpike Street Mixed
"Silence is the eternal duly of man."
Athletic Association 4.
BLAN E CAR c oils
CS IICCI lTl
X8 ' C 'I' V
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s'l 1 ne 'e betr s yum'
. al !
RICHARD COAN RICHY
li P fy Away , Mixed
' ile ' is make
ness a pl an easnre
a b s."
Athletic Association 2, 3, 4.
MQBEL l-416 1" I ,K J Q a ,
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150 ol treet .1 lege
ysl , A n one 'ill
Ar ub 1, . ' cke 3. Fresh-
Ba Dan mmitgee S omore
r mmittee 2: un m om-
mit e 5: Dr ' 3, 49 Rose
So g 1: Senior 4: Athletic As-
sociation 2, 5. 4: Senior Play Usherette
5: Basketball 1. 2. 5, 45 Ticket Seller 5,
4: Christmas Program 41 Semaphore
Stal? 4: Senior Class Play 4.
CLIFFORD XVILLIAM CORBETT
16 Union Street College
"Hard lu knou' bu!
u'ell :worth knowing."
Athletic Association 2. 5. 4: Baseball l.
2. 5. -5: Basketball l, Z. 5, 4. iffup-
tain 4 J: Crchestra l. 2. 4.
IRENE M. CORMAN RINKY
810 Central Street Clerical
"Laugbiri es ar danr lg feel."
Freshman anc H.. lf ' pho-
E0 e Sci 3- 'A tt ' ha-Q' 31, 2,
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l, 231' ' a q Re s 'e
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P . . - ir . . ' ass
D ett ' , a 1. ation -Us rette
5: ti . ociat 1, 5. Sem-
ap St ' g R .'.-H -. aff 4, enior
Class Play . R
LEO EDWARD COTTER Romms
15 Clifford Avenue Mixed
"Did nolbing in particular and
did it well."
Freshman Dance Committee lg Sopho-
more Dance Committee 23 Junior Prom
Committee 3: Choral Club 5, 4g Athletic
Association 3. 4g Magazine Campaign .
ORE . D L lE
5 gl treet Commercial
' unc is said lo e
ss Day Dr atic Club
2, 35 1 P m 3: Ath-
letic ssociatio , nior Recep-
tion Usheret , h Dance Com-
ittee lg So ore ance Committee
Semaphor tatf 1. 2, 3. 4: Yearbook
Staff 4, Ticket Seller 53 Junior Red
Cross 2, 33 Christmas Play 29 Senior
S lib 1, , Choral lub 33 .Basket-
' na T2
GLORIA MARIAM DEEG GLU
29 Freeman Street Commercial
"Good nature and good tense are
Basketball lg Glee Club l. 2g Choral
Club 35 Secretarial Club 4g Class Day 2:
Semaphore Staff 3. 45 tBusiness Mana
get 49g Athletic Association 3, 4g Year-
book Staff 4.
DOROTHY E. EDDOLLS DOT
715 Page Street Commercial
"A rare lady maker no noitef'
Athletic Association 43 Magazine Cam-
paign 2, 5, 45 Stock Room Girl 43 Jun-
ior Prom Committee 5: Freshman Dance
Committee 1: Class Trip Committee 4g
Senior Musical 4.
ALBERT FEDERICO AL
22 Pearl Street Mixed
"A smile for every fellou'-and Iwo
for every girl."
Football l. 2. 3, 49 Baseball 1. 2. 5, 41
Art Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 2, 3:
Athletic Association 2, 5, 4: Ring Com.
mittee 3: Class President 23 Sophomore
Dance Committee 2g Junior Prom Com-
mittee 35 Senior Musical 43 Magazine
Campaign Captain 3, 43 Class Day 2, 33
glass 4Trip Committee 43 Senior Class
BARBARA ANN FERNALD BARB
423 Page Street Commercial
"How lar that little candle lbrows
Choral Club 34 Secretarial Club 45 Ath-
letic Association 4g Junior Prom Com-
mittee 3g Senior Graduation Usherette 39
Senior Reception Usherette 3.
DOROTHY A. FERREIRA D0'r
29 Thomas Street Commercial
"And lbe best. of all wayt, to lengthen
our days, rs to steal 4 few hours
from the night."
Freshman Dance Committee lg Sopho-
more Dance Committee 23 Magazine
Campaign 4g Athletic Association 4.
Av'a on b Art ' thletic
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54 X te tr Cf,
' t arf .to o .
oslociati 4. ,
LESLIE W. GAY LES
122 School Street Mixed
"Don'l jradgerby the surface
thu quzel boy."
Football 1, 2g Basketball lg Baseball 3,
49 Freshman Dance Committee lg Sopho-
omore Dance Committee 2g Athletic As-
sociation 2, 3, 43 Semaphore Photogra-
pher 4g Art Club 1, 2, 5, 4g Choral
Club 45 Aviation Club l, 2.
Bill GER unrv
84 Pearl Street College
"A man'.t bus ess is to o
a mrm'x true work.
Baseball 2, 4: Athletic Association 2. 3.
4: Senior Musical 4.
EDWARD GILL EDDIE
195 Perry Street Practical
"He ix but a myxtery lo us all."
Baseball 1, 2. 3. 4: Athletic Association
2. 3, 45 Choral Club 4: Senior Musical
ALBERT F. GREEN AL
17 Swan Street College
"The actions of men are the bert
interpretations of their thoughts."
War Stamp Representative 1, 2, 3:
Sophomore Dance Committee 25 Junior
Prom Committee 5: Choral Club 2. 3:
Ring Committee 5: Senior Musical 4g
Class Trip Committee 4: Magazine Cam-
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,BEL CE c. GREEN J' ,IJ EA
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s"Il's xo, mfllchx 974 frisyda' u'i h 'o."
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lf',?pDfS'Club .Tr hi get A ngmgttee
W: op ore Sane ttt -: un-
gugr. m Co - ilttgilii, glhgxrf-iilJlClub-33
'i - t oct to . . 1 gazine
Camp 4: jrarian 39 Fixnball
'Tic ner 5 1 I LL
CLAIRE A. GOLDBERG CLAR
26 Rose Glen Street Commercial
"A sure success she will be, for :he
does thing: efficiently."
Freshman Dance Committee 1: Glee
Club 1, 25 Choral Club 3. 45 Dramatic
Club 23 Librarian 23 Office Girl 3, 43
Class Day 1, 23 Magazine Campaign 1,
2: junior Red Cross 1, 2. 3: Secretarial
Club 4: Athletic Association 4.
ROBERT A. GOVEY BOB
290 Park Street Mixed
"Let the world slide."
Student Council 1: Freshman Dance
Committee 1: Magazine Campaign 1,
Football l QAssistant Managerj. 2, 3.
4: Athletic Association 2, 5, 4: Sopho-
more Dance Committee 2: junior Prom
ROBERT GOWARD BOB
289 Walnut Street Mixed
"He held his rent, a friend to
Football 1. 2, 4: Basketball 2: junior
Prom Committee 5: Baseball Manager
5: Freshman Dance Committee 1,
XXIILLIAM KG REE 1 ARD
J? ' . ,. f' l i L
.. Br ' ' Bet A College
' I at he greatly t ought.
A ltr' ciati : ass Ring
' te S ip 4: Sen-
Co e 3: '
ior usical 4: S ore 4
erton Stre er
"Hap I: a I'm free: Why
'I they all c ' '
Hockey Z' ee Club 15 oral Clu 3.
4: Secret rial Club 4. '
LOUISE H ES
54 Pearl - Mixed
"I net' f n e companion that was
so o .ani ah! ar solitude."
Baske l l 3 ee Club l: Choral
Cl b : Dr Club 2, 4: Junior
Pr Co itte 3: Librarian 3: Oliice
1 Agget ssociation 2, 3. 4.
BRUCE 0. HOWES HOWSIE
872 Park Street College
"I love the life I Iead."
Freshman Dance Committee 1: Sopho-
more Dance Committee 2: Junior Prom
Committee 5: Football l, 2, 3, 4: Sem-
aphore Staff 4: Magazine Campaign 3:
Athletic Association 2, 3, 4: Senior
Play Committee 4: Class Trip Commit-
tee 4: Senior Musical 4: Senior Class
EDWARD S. J Y f .EDDIE
160 ' re College
'A i strong will
Aj mplis ."'
. sociation 4: Senior
GLADYSIF. KELLEY GLADIE
15 Belmqlit Avenue Commercial
"Her friends there are many. Her
laes ..,... are there any."'
Basketball 1, 2, 3. 4: Athletic Constitu-
tion Committee 4: Secretarial Club 4:
Semaphore 2: Magazine Captain lg
Ticket Seller 5.
if Fly' 1'
R T E ARDl LEY Boanv
lmon Aven e l I Practical
'Wh ever el rs nd er demands,
bats i ng, ,e world '
Bask l Manag : Athletic Associa-
tion 2 3, 4: Year ook 4.
GEORGE KETT KETTHEAD
405 Walnut Street Mixed
"Gaiety is the soul's bealingf sadness
15 :ts poison."
Football 1, 2, 3: Athletic Association 2,
3, 4: Freshman Dance Committee 1:
Sophomore Dance Committee 2: Junior
Prom Committee 5: Movie Projector 2,
3, 4: Magazine Campaign 4.
15d dr IXC
" ' nes ar 1 'for
har s ls
t Council l letic Ass I tion
2, 3, 4, 1PresIdent 41: Baseball , 2, 3,
41. lCaptnin 3, 43: Football 1, , 5, 4,
RICHARD F. KING DICK
zsz slzexl sneer ' Mixed
"If spe h is silver, then silence like f
5 yours is gold."
Class Tfl9CQl1miIlEC 4.
MICHAEL" E As. JR. ,l
7 Turnpike et N . xed
"Qui and na uming 1 ues
L, his g
Aviation Cl , 2. K
RUTH E AB 'I' LEIF BIT
256 P' St et College
be uf air with golden b ' ."
hma ance ommitte 3 5 -
or D C 'tee 2: ni r ' m
o t 5 s tr as 33
e uati - -. . As-
ati , 3, 4: rt by .33
skerba 1, 2, 3, , - om Girl
4- Ticke Seller 2, 1 Semaphore 2.
Chr' mas Program 43 Senior Musical
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X-307xRValnu3Street 'A " Com ' 'HL
x " 9 erfis humvug7o fora' ' ure."
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-S Ii ore 'NICE Con6Yttee 2: Cleo
cliffs, 1.: Choral Club -3: Athleticatsso-
ciat' 151' 45 Librarian 2.5: Wat Stamp
Xbqisen eng! Junior Prom Com-
mit 3g A r ook Staff 4: Secretarial
Club 4. '
Lipsky Road . Secretarial
"Today, u'hatet'er may annoy, the u'ord
for me ix joy, juxl simple joy."
Glee CD17 l. 25 Choral Club 3, 45 Knit-
ting Club 4.
ff LYHIA . SKO as LEE
01684 Central Street College
"Shq's not a flower, ol 4 pearl: but
j .vt a uonderf ll aroundgirl "
Com ttee ophomore ce Com
mittee Zwgench Play 35 istmas Play
25 eni usical 45 e re 1. 2, 3.
45 ub l, 2. 3: rarian 25 Ath-
letic ssociation 2, 3. 45 Ticket Seller
35 Magazine Captain 2. 3: Class Day 3.
"6" ' ,J
QDr .tic 5: Fresh ad Dance
EV My ANIS MAC
f Stree Commercial
pi .et J rgiL t always
lub 25 Ch Club 5 Secretarial
45 Athletic Association 45 Class
Day l, 23 Yearbook Staff 4.
DONALD E. MAHONEY DON
82 Canton Street Practical
"One good laugh is hefter than any
dose of medzcmef'
Football 45 Choral Club 45 Athletic As-
sociation 2, 3, 4.
RALPH H. MANN, JR.
1057 Washington Street College
"Silence it deep as Eternity, speech is
shallow as time."
Freshman Dance Committeetlg Athletic
Association 45 Senior Musical 4.
PHILBROOK M PHIL
60 Athe to Mixed
"H' ugbter oed and re-ec eil
Ihr ul the halls."
l l, 2. 5: t Cl b 1.
2 'a Fw ll 1, 5 Trail 13 Prom
Us 1' F shma Committee l:
Cl re er etball Manager
2: Sop ore ommittee 25 Jun-
ior Pr Comm t 3: Athletic Associ-
ation 3, 45 agazine Campaign 45
Semaph re 3.
,IOANNE GEA MCEVOY MAC
l56 P rte r e College
" I u"ll' o dovb hare, ppy
rack witho car ."
asker 1, Q Hock , 3,
D a Club 2, , 45 Athl ic sso
a 2 3, 4' heerle d 1 Sop o ore
nce om e 25 6 ior Pro o -
ttee 5 ior us ca 45 earbo
S ff ' emapho 45 tstmas -
g m 5 Dra Club lay ' esh-
man D ce mitte 5 ' ria 4
Honora yember of ni 0 v
Club 45 e tor Class Play
XVALTER H. MORSE TICK
67 Pearl Street Place Practical
"The outward eye, the quiet will: and
the .ttriding heart from hill lo hill."
Qtr Club l, 35 Athletic Association 2, 3,
GERALDINE NAVICKAS GERRY
68 Third Street Commercial
"To be quiet and reserved is mart
Dramatic Club 5g Knitting Club 45 Ath-
letic Association 4.
LYDIA F. OLDBAS TY
599 1' rnpik fre College
e size JM oqQe
Y A D Pres n a .om ' e z Sopho-
,f pq ,' Junior Prom
, Qmmitt e 3g uatio Usherette 3:
'.Dr ' l 3g Art l 1, 2, 3: Bas-
, 3, 43 Seni Play omm'
5 n' ed C oss . 3: A ' sso-
, , c'a , 3, 45 al t eller 4:
tor Musical 4' oom Girl 43
Semaphore 1. 2.13 earbook Stalf 41
Senior Class Play 4. 1
CHE . x CHE1'
4 pen S c Scientific
A eci 'z capacily. "
Orch ra l, -, 5, 43 Athletic Associ-
-ntio 5. 4, Aviation Club 2.
JOSE . POCIUS JACK
6 Pine Street College
"The surest u-'ay lolbzt 4 1l'fJmdfl'J bear!
is to take arm kneeling."
Football 4g Basketball 4: Athletic Asso-
E RIEST PINKY
er clot fe :ball knau' her.
547 large! College
ketb 1, 2, 3, 43 ckey 23 Ath-
l " Assoc on 2, 3, 4: rian 2, 3.
45 m hore 2. 3. 4: Fres Dance
Com lg S oilore Dan m-
mittee g Junior icket C 't-
ICE 39 Dr atic Clu 5, 43 Ch -
leader 4 Trip C ' ee 4: Sen-
ior M ' l , hristmas P 43 ,Class
Day te 3: raduation herette
3: Ye Staff 4.
e v et Mixed
" 's no ' ' g. all the
fun can ut ."
Art l 5 vi Club 2: Ath-
letic sociation 4. -J '
URR R WACKlT
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JEAN RUBTEL Y L, ,O ff Nic
f 54'f SumnerQtrdet, f fi Mixed
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Dramatic Club 2, 5. ' '
BARBARA LMRR E SAVI I
Q TIN A
glory lb first place
9? St q
rad tion Ushe te 3 Ba etball l, 2,
5 , ke 2 3. 4 anager 45:
eti ss n 2, , Librarian 5.
S aph , 2, 9 Sophomore
Co tee 2: reshman Dance
C ittee , Football Ticket Seller 2,
J ior Prom Committee 51 Dramatic
Club , 5, 49 Senior Musical 4: Class
Day Usherette 2: Glee Club lg Year-
book Staff 4: Ofhce Girl 2. ,
AUDREY ETHEL S
17x Station Strce
You g an I h
v r part'
Sen: i . 4 ' , as et
mi tee 1 I 11 rt' I lu
Cam ' - -..v. ', - .. Picture
om tee u bal ick Seller
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Drama -, ,J :ai n llqq' Com-
Sit 4 '?'i - 23.5 u b-25
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P RICK N AAF Pon
4 roa 3 College
"N atness is the fro mg grace
1 I 0 fo 4 d."
e Club 13 Day 1' Magazine
ampaign Ca in 13 itmas Day
Celebratio 43 Freshm nce Com-
mittee 13 I.'br ian 23 S omore Dance
Committee ' Office Girl 3, 43 Choral
Club 3, 43 nior Musical 43 Athletic
Association 2, 3, 43 Student Council lg
Ring Committee 33 Semorqass Play 4.
MARY SEVIAN W 0 - --
464 Canton si 'et Yi! ' rpljmix
" ' h r: I who s
lfN24J5cki,, ireaaff ct
Bahiggt all 2. 3, 'Art 33 i-
rarian ffice irl 4 G e Club 1
emaph 4 Secretarial Club 4
vice p ide Athletic Association 2
3. , 2. . : , , ' l ,
3, 4qtAopho e Dance Committee'2:
J Pro Committee 33 Magazine
HOWARD R. SHAW HOWIE
630 Page Street Mixed
"I talk, I laugh. and when it's necessary
Aviation Club 23 Semaphore 43 Maga-
zine Campaign 43 Athletic Association 2.
3, 43 Senior Play Committee 4g Senior
Class Play 4.
I HIPAI. 'SKI
96 rry Str t College
"A li among the ladies."
Freshman ance Committee 13 Football
1, 3, 43 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 43 Athletic As-
sociation 2,.3, 43 Senior Musical 43 Pic-
ture Committee 3.
ROBERT SIMONDS Bon
269 Washington Street Mixed
"We grant be had much sparkling wil.
and never shy of using it."
Football 3, 43 Semaphore Staff 3, 43 Er-
rand Boy l, 2, 3, 43 Senior Musical 4.
ELMES S ONI. RED
30-'La tree Secretarial
"I'll giile ay if tomorrow I die."
Graduation Usherette 53 Athletic Asso-
ciation 43 Secretarial Club 4g Librarian
23 Junior Red Cross 33 Magazine Cam-
EUGENE EDW D GENE
291 ashi ton S t Mixed
' k aww 0 shape his
1 if forlu ."
' 3, 43 Basketball Manager 4g
S aphore Staff 4.
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RICH JOS SLYE ' RICHY
291 Washingt Street Mixed
"While we ive, let us enjoy life."
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 43 Art
X Club 13 Athletic Association 4.
ASTRI SMITH- BETTY
1594 e tra T et . College
' 'n ' t epe eslher d fjoyf'
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5, 3, Ticket Se ler - Usherette at
Class Pla 4.'
BARBARA J. SMITH SMITTY
88 Plain Street College
"I'll take my share of daily care... And
smilingly its burden hear."
Freshman Dance Committee 13 Sopho-
more Dance Committee 23 Orchestra 2,
33 Choral Club 33 Athletic Association
2, 3, 43 Senior Musical 4.
HELEN NORMAN SMITH BABE
1499 Central Street College
"Care to our coffinx adds a nail, no
And every giggle so merry draw: one
Basketball 1, 2, 3: Hockey Manager 3,
45 Freshman Dance Committee 15 Ath-
letic Association 2. 3. 4: Sophomore
Dance Committee 25 Senior Musical 43
Class Secretary 25 Usherette Junior Prom
15 Class Day 25 Football Ticket Seller 2,
Q5 gergaphore 45 Librarian 35 Yearbook
WALTER LEO STORKUS Doc
166 Water Street College
"The firxl years of man must make
provision for the laxl.'
Athletic Association 45 Senior Musical 4.
ADELINE MARGARET STRUZZIER
104 Leach Stre 11250
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BLANCHE I, SWANSON BANNY
574 Plain Street Commercial
"The endearing elegance of female
Secretarial Club 4: Athletic Association
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25 Belmont Avenue Mixed
"The only way to have a friend
is to be one."
Choral Club 5: Athletic Association 45
lgiba-aigan 45 Office Girl 4: Yearbook
WILLIAM H. TOTMAN GOOG
N th E ton ollege
" I yr f e yor ll ellou' who
courting aryd e as... Nou'
be: p o 't
Senior Music , etic Association 2.
5. 45 Aviatio C uh 15 Freshman Dance
Committee 1: Sophomore Dance Coma
JEANNE F. TUCKER
1517 Turnpike Street Commercial
"She has a manner both quiet
Choral Club 4: Graduation Usherette 31
Secretarial Club 4: Athletic Association
HE E L. VILK.
65 lnut Court X Practical
'judge a man by hir quexlions rather
than by his ansu'erx."
Choral Club 4.'
MARVELLE VINAL MARVIE
155 Pearl Street Commercial
"I like fun and I like jokes: 'bout as
well as moxl 0' the folks."
Glee Club 1. 2 1President 235 Athletic
Association 1, 2, 5, 45 Basketball 1, 25
Choral Club 5.
DAVID R. WINSHIP
348 Lincoln Street
"My tongue within my lip: I reinf
For who talk much talk in vain."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4.
BARBARA M. HAM 4 Barb
arm eg I ight, merit pays
120 gl i ree
B tba ' ' Dra 'C
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ommittee, 2 .
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M azm mpaign Captain 4 Senior
usica 4 Usherette Graduation 3
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v more a c mmitt 23 ilsherene
As 1311011 1, 2, , Class Day, Senior
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. RICHARD JOSEPH KELLIHER
147 Porter Street College
"Asking nothing, revealing naught: but
minling his words from a fund
Football 1, 2, 3, 4g Basketball l, 2, 3,
45 Baseball 1, 2, 3: Orchestra 1, 2, 3243
Athletic Association 2, 3, 43 Senior
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v1'rY JOHN KUNQR , vm-
78 Clapp Street .,Q'jiixed
"Why should I spare words? They
Athletic Association 45 Assistant Bas-
ketball Coach 45 Senior Mus' l 4.
EVAN ARMAND zgson
1961 hi gto ff. re ollege
"1' Jfrty on a ,
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sim - have f day."
Athletic Association '
In Memory of
WILLIAM F. MAI-IONEY
June 29, 1929--May 26, 1945
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
MERELYN T ATE
CLASS MYSTERY MAN
MOST SELF-CONFIDENT EVELYN BATCHELDER
FRANCIS CAMPBELL MOST SHY EVELYN MACROGIANIS
VITY KUNDROT BIGGEST SWING FAN IRENE CORMAN
MURRAY ROSEN GLOOM-CHASER JOANNE MCEVOY
ALBERT FEDERICO BEST CONVERSATIONALIST MERELYN TATE
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VAUGHN MONROE FAVORITE ORCHESTRA VAUGHN MONROE
BOB HOPE FAVORITE RADIO PROGRAM SUPPER CLUB
GIRLS ENJOYED MOST IN S. H. S. LUNCH
BUGS BUNNY FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR VAN JOHNSON
MARGARET O'BRIEN FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS INGRID BERGMAN
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DOLORES A. ANDRADE
ARTHUR GEORGE BALDWIN, JR.
EVELYN LOUISE BATCHELDER
BEVERLY A. BLYE
HELEN EDNA BISHOP
MALCOLM WILLIAM BRYDON
ANTHONY WILLIAM BUCKLEY
GUY S. CAGGIANO
HELEN MARIE CATALANO
FRANCES RICHARD CAMPBELL
BLANCHE MARGUERITE CARDOSA
DONALD LAWRENCE CHERRY
MABEL ANGELETTA COLORD
CLIFFORD WILLIAM CORBETT
IRENE CORMAN '
LEO EDWARD COTTER
FLORENCE B. DARLING
GLORIA MARIAM DEEG
DOROTHY E. EDDOLLS
BARBARA ANN FERNALD
DOROTHY A. FERREIRA
EDWARD GILBERT GAIBL
LESLIE W. GAY
BURTON GERSON '
CLAIRE A. GOLDBERG
ROBERT ALLEN GOVEY
ALBERT FRANCIS GREEN
BEATRICE C. GREEN
BERNARD JOHN HACZYNSKI
Science 8: Building
Playing the Mandolin
Playing the Piano
Music 8: Reading
just plain having fun
To become a nurse
To lead a happy life
To get married
To Live a Full Life
To get wellg be a doctor's secretary
To go to College
To be a Veterinarian
To b an artist
To be happy
To raise chickens
To be a Secretary
Radio research engineer technician
Get the most out of life
To be healthy and happy always
TO be a Diesel Engineer
To be contented 8: free
To enioy life
To write a book
Successful business woman
Work for a living
To be happy and contented
To live a happy life
Always to be gay
To be successful
To live a full, happy life
To retire from work soon
To have a long and happy life
WILLIAM GEORGE HAYWARD
LOUISE MARIE HOLMES
BRUCE O. HOWES
EDWARD S. JARDIN
RICHARD JOSEPH KELLII-IER
GLADYS F. KELLEY
VITY JOHN KUNDROT
MICHAEL KUNIGENAS, JR.
RUTH ELIZABETH LIEE
GERTRUDE LOUISE LEONARD
LYDIA LILLIAN LYSKO
JEAN ELLEN MCDONALD
JOANNE GEAREN MCEVOY
DONALD F. MAI-IONEY
RALPH HERMAN MANN, JR.
WALTER H. MORSE
CLARENCE LEONARD NELSON
LYDIA FRANCES OLDBASH
JOSEPH P. POCIUS
BARBARA LORRAINE SAVINI
AUDREY ETHEL SAWYER
PEARL ANN SCHAAF
HOWARD R. SHAW
EVAN ARMAND SHEA
Collecting News Items
on World Affairs
Hunting and Fishing
Talking and laughing
Talking on the
To be a lawyer
To be a secretary
U. S. Navy
To play trumpet well
To be a secretary
Get all I can out of life
To join Marines
To open .my own auto business
Live a long happy life
To be successful
To become wealthy and successful
To always be happy
To be a good secretary
To be successful and happy
Join the Navy
U. S. Navy
Own a delux beauty shop
To be happier
To be completely happy
Pursue a position in aviation
To live a happy life
To live in Rochester, N. H.
To be a success
To be a lawyer
To play professional baseball
To be successful
BLANCHE I. SWANSON
MERELYN EULALIA TATE
WILLIAM W. TOTMAN
JEANNE F: TUCKER
HERBERT L. VILK, JR.
DAVID R. WINSHIP
BARBARA MAY WITHAM
To be happy
To be successful
To be a success in Navy or Marines
To be successful
To live and be happy
To be successful in whatever I choose to do
Move west to a ranch
To live a free and happy life
House construction and painting
To be happy
To be a florist
To be a good nurse
We the ambitious and determined class of "-47" having completed four un-
forgettable and joyous years of learning and companionship do hereby will and
bequeath, on this 20th day of June some of our talents, luck, happiness and tradi-
tions to those future seniors whom we deem worthy of them.
To Mr. Randall we leave our countless thanks for his helpful guidance and
To all the faculty, who no doubt will find that we were not the noisiest and
most mischievous class ever to graduate, we leave our immeasurable appreciation
for their patience and sincere friendship through these four memorable years.
To the Junior Class we leave the task of furthering the ideals we have thus far
Our Class Officers leave with the hope that the Student Council will continue
to fulfill its duties as well as in the past year. i
Guy Caggiano leaves his liekable personality to Winslow Weston.
Donny Kimtis leaves an athletic record to be equaled.
Charlie Nelson leaves with a smile on his face and his pockets bulging with
Cliff Corbett leaves a striving basketball team and luck to next year's squad.
Chet Osborne leaves his laugh to Gigi Howland.
Bill Totman leaves his speed record for Eddie Perdigao to surpass.
Murray Rosen leaves the cracked windows in Room 23 to anyone who can
finish the job.
The Beetles leave their organization to any other radicals.
Memie Tate, Irene Corman, Dolores Andrade, Jean McDonald, Joanne Mc-
Evoy and Joanne Priest leave their tired lungs to the future cheerleaders of good
Astrid Smith and Babe Smith leave their companionship to Shirley Corbett
and Barbara Keefe.
Lydia Lysko leaves her good times to Virginia Raymond.
Vivienne Anderson leaves her scholastic record unequalled.
Dick Kelliher leaves the band minus a star trumpet player.
Bob Govey leaves his good looks to Gigi Howland.
Bob Goward fMr. Bloomb leaves his talent for keeping people happy to any-
one who thinks he can do it.
Leo Cotter leaves his flame thrower to the lab for experimental purposes.
Eddie Gill leaves his pitching record for Richard McLea to equal.
Burton Gerson leaves his secret formula for arsenic to Jimmy Pappas.
Eddie Jardin leaves his Ipana smile to Buck Daley.
Don Cherry leaves his jokes to his brother.
Adeline Struzziero leaves the hockey squad of next year her best wishes.
Evie Batchelder leaves the unwanted Semaphore souvenirs in her cluttered
desk to anyone who can get rid of them.
The office and stock room girls leave their worries and cares to next year's
Barbara Smith leaves the band minus one violin player.
Mabel Colcord leaves her good-natured disposition to Ruth Forbes.
Al Green leaves the task of broadcasting the football games to Kenny Johnson.
Evan Shea leaves the school with many scars.
The North Stoughton boys leave the School bus with many happy memories.
Howie Shaw leaves his magazine campaign for his brother to carry on.
George Kett leaves for the Panther Rubber.
Bruce Howes bequeaths his four years of jokes, bright ties and socks as a chal-
lange for anyone to equal.
"Bob" Kelley leaves the stop watch to the next basketball time keeper.
"Doc," "Buck" and "Shippa" leave their torturous trek though the windy des-
olate frozen wasteland, fthe J. W. Wood Athletic stadiumj, to Fish Poskus, Fish
Leard and Fish Liftman.
Ralph Mann leaves his red stockings to Milton Crane in hopes they will match
Memie Tate leaves the Semaphore with best wishes to the future editor.
Malcolm Brydon leaves his carefree manner and his hawk eyes to Liftman.
"Bill" Hayward leaves Article VI, Section III, Sub Topic I of the Athletic
Constitution to anyone who will carry on.
Shirley Wry leaves her nickname to any underclassman worthy of it.
Barbara Witham leaves her smile to encourage the underclassmen when things
"Phil" Mason leaves the secret of tying his tie to Walter Kosinski.
"Art" Baldwin leaves his baseball record to encourage future teams.
The Class of '47 leaves Miss Goeres all the happiness deserved by one with
The entire class of '47 leaves the school echoing with its songs, jokes and
laughter, and although we may leave in body we leave the memory of our hopes,
ideals, dreams and wishes to all future classes.
In witness thereof, we, the undersigned, have hereunto affixed our seal to this,
our last will and testament, at Stoughton, Massachusetts, on this 20th day of june,
one thousand nineteen hundred and forty-seven.
CLASS or 1947
Sealed in the secret library of Father Time, amidst musty books and under
lock and key is the precious volume, "The History of Civilization." The contents
of this book contain the struggle of humanity to keep the world on its feet and
the famous battles to keep peace with one another.
If we could steal the key, while sly old Father Time was sleeping, we would
unlock this precious volume, and add a chapter of our own in the back of the
crumbling pages of the book, a chapter dedicated to the History of the Class of '47
and its struggles in S.H.S., the decisive battle of gallant fighters who strived four
years to their goal, "Graduation," and how they emerged with victorious colors.
To understand this chapter we must take a glimpse at the past when we first
entered Stoughton High in 1943.
Biting our lips that September in '43, we marched forth into the enemy's lines
with our weapons outstretched-pencils, pens and rulers.
Taking the defensive in our freshman year, we stood our ground under the
leadership of Elizabeth Curry, Donald Kimtis, Pearl Schaaf and Robert Govey, our
Student Council representatives. Our Freshman dance, a great success, was the
first battle in our favor. With the enemy weakening we found ourselves with
more power behind us, so, seeing our chance to gain more territory, we quickly
seized the rank of sophomores.
'We attacked our studies valiantly, and courageously faced our upper classmen,
who withdrew their active fighting. Under parliamentary procedure we installed
our new officers to Congress CStudent Councilb, president, Albert Federico, vice-
president, Betty Bishop, treasurer, Philbrook Mason, secretary, Helen Smith. Un-
der their help and the guidance of our adviser we charged on to our Sophomore
Hop which sent the enemies back to their own lines.
Veterans of two years we now accepted the award of Juniors. Being fully
considered as upper classmen now, we took our rank at the head of the line and
marched on to a victorious year. With much intelligent thinking we elected our
leaders for the year--president, Guy Caggianog vice-president, Merelyn Tateg sec-
retary, Evelyn Batchelder, treasurer, Clarence Nelson. Under their leadership, and
the guidance of our Commander-in-chief, Miss Rose Enos, we plunged into the
colorful battle of picking out class rings and class photographer. After much prep-
aration and planning we established our first beachhead, our Junior Prom, a happy
Rating one more rank in the annals of S.H.S., we moved once more upward
into our waiting place as seniors. Behind us lay bond campaigns, magazine cam-
paigns, sports, activities-everything we fullfledged seniors could have indulged
in. Once more wishing to gain new territory we reelected our leaders-president,
Guy Caggiano, vice-president, Merelyn Tate, secretary, Evelyn Batchelder, treas-
urer, Clarence Nelson.
We looked over possible blueprints for a class trip. With the support of Mr.
Randall we plunged deeply into the biggest battle of our four years.
Our trip was to be to Washington, and to raise proper funds, our Sergeants
and Corporals along with the cooperation of all seniors, took over the job of rais-
ing funds through dances, raffles, musicals and donations. While struggling
through this periodic event, our time flew so swiftly we found ourselves midst the
events of our grand and glorious Commencement Week.
All battles that followed were victories to us--our Senior Reception, Banquet,
Class Day exercises and, at long last, Graduation. Marching down the aisle to our
rightful honors-diplomas-for our gallant struggle in S.H.S., we the seniors of
Stoughton High, held our heads high, proud of our deeds and valors, facing the
future bravely. We wish therefore to thank our comrades in Stoughton High, the
faculty and Mr. Randall, who by careful guiding and expert teaching have led us
through a victorious battle.
VIVIENNE ANDERSON MALCOLM BRYDON
You hear that call for surgery
And wonder who it can be.
Vivienne is now a doctor
At the hospital in Chelsea.
Dolores living in New Orleans
Still has the prettiest smile seen.
Why only last month
She was chosen Mardi Gras queen!
He was the first to split the atom,
The atom bomb was made by him.
This chemist is known to many of us
ls just plain Art Baldwin.
Evie our first bride
Rises with the sun.
For our happy housewife
The chores are never done.
Helen's faithful love
Has brought her dividends.
She's now Brucie's housemaid.
Her housework never ends.
If ever you should plan
To go flying through the air,
A cute stewardess named Bev
Will give you best of care.
Tommy entered all soap contestsg
One day he finally won.
Now he leads the Life of Riley,
Enioying himself and having fun.
Though Shirley's very quiet,
Her red hair sure has sheen,
Her locks are seen on billboards
Swish Brydon was a great mechanic
Could take anything apart,
Now he's selling used cars,
At a local motor mart.
Buck has risen in the world
To see him, come one and all.
He's the chief of ushers
In good old Carnegie Hall.
Our own Red Caddall,
Is a veterinarian now.
He treats dogs and horses
But they die anyhow.
Who leads the Nation
As the years go drifting by?
Doing the iob as President
Is Mrs. Caggiands boy, Guy.
Here we see Francis
Our man of mystery
Spending his hours
Writing books of history.
She soon completed college
And won her desired position.
A Physical Ed teacher is Joan
And her team is a sensation.
BLAN CHE CARDOSA
"I want to be an inventor"
Was what our Blanchie said,
But the greatest invention of all mankind
Was sealed in Blanche's head.
Short, cute and full of pep
Helen is said to be
You will find her teaching iitterbugging
To sailors out at sea.
Donald was an artistg
In that field he could advance.
But Donald loved a burlesque queen,
And ioined her show, to dance.
If ever you should need
Drugs of any kindg
Just stop in Richie's storeg
He'll make up your mind.
Mabel, Mabel, sweet and able
How we do miss her antics.
Al became a crooner
Whom all bobby sox desire.
There he goes now with a match
To set some girl's heart alire.
Barbara is a secretary
Ar Woods, the place of fameg
So if you need a job
just give Barb your name.
Her dancing feet
Brought her fame.
Now she's a comedienne on stage and screen The lights of Broadway
And she's driving everyone frantic.
Over the house tops
Either low or high
It's only our pal Cliff
Learning how to fly.
Irene knows all the styles
Of Paris and all the nationsg
So she travels here and there
Showing the latest fads and creations.
Housewives are flocking to the store
But it's not for things to buy.
For they all want to admire Leo
The guy with the cute bow tie.
Flossie wrote a best seller
just the other day.
Now she's very busy
Giving autographs away.
G. Deeg you'll find alworking hard.
A happy marriage is her aim,
Way out in Californ-i-ay
With twins that look the same.
She was neat and refined
And blessed with dry wit,
Now she models for Saks
Arid she's made quite a hit!
Spell out Dot's name.
Look at Eddie Gaibl,
How his business booms.
He's now the proud owner
Of four exclusive pool rooms.
To see Professor Gerson
For any chemical knowledge,
J ust attend his classes
At old Boston College.
Eddie brought the house down
With his Broadway play.
He only walked across the stage
And all the girls hoorayed!
Everywhere across the nation
From hills to desert waste,
'Claire's smile keeps on urging us
To use Colgate's tooth paste.
Bob Govey has become quite a WOW
For he is in the movies now.
With those bright blue eyes and curly locks
' He has become the idol of the bobby sox.
In the wee hours of the morn
The trucks roll in at dawn
"Mr. Bloom" directs the freight
Into the First National at a very low rate.
For our famous movie hero Al
The girls would walk many a mile.
It isn't his acting that does it
He wows them with his smile.
Her dream at last came true
The fondest wish of her life
She took the leap the other day
And now she's Charlie's wife.
Bernie went in deep
In the field of Chemistry.
Hanging out his doctor's sign
Are the words, B. Haczynski, M.D.
The halls of Congress will hear him speak
On every day in every week
His name you'll find quite easy to guess
It's Billy Hayward whom you'll hear address.
Her laughter re-echoes stillg
It was so light and airy.
You all know whom I meang
Of course, it is Mary!
Her manner is a quiet one
And poised she'll always be
If you want to acquire this,
It is Louise that you must see.
Years and years and years go by.
And Hnally coming to town,
Is the circus, featuring
Bruce Howes. the funniest clown.
His clothes then matched the current trend
With which we prophesy the end.
From Stoughton High he got his pardon,
And in the Navy is Eddie Jardin.
Gladys was a timid lass,
Very quiet was she. '
Now she's singing commercials
A bold fisherman we see
With riches for bait:
But don't be alarmed, it's only Bob
Out looking for a lifetime mate.
For giving music that has charm
Let's give a big hand
To maestro Dick Kelliher
With the best band in the land.
One of Kett's dimples has
Brought him fame-
He's converted it to a hangar
For an aeroplane.
Hollywood has her actors,
Doolittle has won his fame,
But when it comes to Sports Events,
We hear our Donnie's name.
"Open the door, Richard"
Is the latest air.
He's having quite an awful time
Opening doors everywhere.
Vity back in Navy Blue
Is really quite the sport.
Instead of only one or two
He has 5 girls in every port.
Mike studied hard
And rose above the rank.
Now he's the president
Of the First National Bank.
Lizzie had ambitions
A lab technician to be
Now she's making formulas
For babies, one, two, three.
We've seen many people
And been many a mile,
But none looked as cute as Gert
Going down the aisle.
PHOEBE LIPSKY WALTER MORSE
Phoebe had her mind made up Walter had a secret wish
So into an office she wentg A bugler to be.
She now has a brand new iob He's now in the Army
And her first week's salary spent. Bugling Reveille!
LYDIA LYSKO GERALDINE NAVICKAS
Her high school days were filled with joy, If you want to giggle
While she proved a panic to both girl and boy. A whole hour long
And then she said, "I'll settle down," Go to see Gerry
But with Barnum 8: Bailey she's a lady clown. At her beauty salon.
In the future you will see,
Evelyn as a private secretary,
She casts her come hither gaze
That's how she gets her raise.
A wandering boy was Donnie
At home he'd never stay.
He now earns his living
As salesman of the day.
With rows and rows of books
Among studious people of intelligent looks
The public library's hired Ralph Mann,
A new superintendent, doing the best he can.
Phil was quite the fellow,
Remembered by all, and how!
He earns his daily living
In the U. S. Navy now.
Dolores is now famous
The reason is, you see:
The boss just died and heft her
The "Memay Specialty."
No, no, was her plea:
Never shall I marry.
And with her mind all at sea
She ended up singing with Har
Games, that is! J
Yes, Joanne is on the radio
But she doesn't sing.
She simply tells us
"Duz does everything."
Stoughton square is lit up bright
With Nelson's sign ablaze in light.
It stands where Ouellet's used to be,
For Chai-lie's taken over, it's plain to see.
She writes, she draws,
Does everything well,
But what Lydia really decides
One never can tell!
Chet has gone into business
With places all over the nation.
If in need of gas, drive in-
And patronize Chet's gas station.
The Marines, the Marines, ah, that's the
I'm free and happy without a wife
No cares, no worries, no fears have I
For I'm Jack Pocius, do or die,
Pinky knew a little wolf
Whose face was clean and shaven,
So Pinky beckoned to his call
And marriage is her haven.
We mustn't forget M. Rosen
Called "Finnegan" at school.
He still spends his time
Playing skilled games of pool.
Always friendly and very gay
She has such a winning way.
Now she has a happy life,
Jor Jean makes the ideal wife.
About her future she couldn't decide,
To study, or mimic, "the queeny,"
But in Rochester, N. H., she went to reside,
I refer to Barb Savini.
Audrey's understanding nature
Led others her advice to seek.
She's now known as Mrs. Anthony
Broadcasting once a week.
She walks across the stage
Then bows gracefully to the staff.
Modeling the latest fashions
Is our glamorous Pearl Schaaf.
Mary, Mary, not very contrary,
How are those French lessons going?
We knew you'd succeed in teaching it well
And you've made a splendid showing!
Howie's going to law school,
He shows a lot of promise.
If he's going to be a lawyer though,
He can't be very honest.
Evan Shea has gone and left us
For a trip that'll bring him fame.
He's gone to the Planet Venus
Aboard his rocket plane.
Whenever the "iieet's in"
And the ships begin to dock,
The girls iam the waterfront
To see Shippa, they flock.
If ever your car needs fixing
Just give him a ringg
It makes no difference what it is
For Bobby fixes anything.
Elmes was fond of skating.
Her skating brought her luck.
She's now the Queen of the Rink,
Singing "Hold me up!"
Gene has taken Bill Stern's place
As chief sports reporter.
Now he can be heard everywhere
From sea to sea and border to border
Richie always like to eat.
His appetite was a fright.
He lived to be a ripe old age
But his stomach was a sight.
There is Astrid Smith
Perched high on a stool.
She spends her time
Teaching in a nursery school.
If you look in the air
You might see Barb
Dressed in a stylish
Air hostess's garb.
Helen's a nurse.
When people ail,
They call for our Heleng
A timid lad was Wallyg
A woman hater too.
Now he's in a harem
On the island of Baloo.
I look itno the future
And what do you think I see,
"Strut" and her little hockey team.
All of her family!
Blanche works in an office
Filing letters away.
V The hardest job she has
Is to find them the next day.
MERELYN T ATE
Memie is a singer
Always right on key.
You can hear her everyday
On Station W N A C.
Norma had a gift of gab
Most interesting to hear.
Now she leans over the back fence.
Neighbor, lend an ear.
Six-foot two, eyes of blue
And weren't those shoulders broad?
He swore he'd be a farmer
But he wound up an actor-how odd!
Jeannie waited patiently
For Donnie, three long yearg
Now she's singing Rockabye
In tiny kiddies' ears.
Herbie went a fishing
To catch a fish you seeg
I-Ie caught ten thousand all at once,
And opened a fishery.
Studying to be a nurse
Was Marvie's main idea,
But a young man came
And changed her mind, I fear.
David met his sweetheart,
A gal in calico,
While traveling with his ponies
In the rodeo.
If you're ill and in need of care,
Go to the Mass. General for Barb will be there.
She's around now, both cheerful and gay,
A But she'll be marrying most any day.
Shirley is now a nurse you know,
Spick and span from head to toe.
If ever you're sick and need a little care,
Head for The Mass. General, 'cause sh
Letter from Mr. Lyman
March 3, 1947
To the EDITORS of SEMAPHORE and
the MEMBERS of the CLASS of 1947:
You are about to finish your schooling here in Stoughton-a definite mile-
stone in your life. You have been a group that we have enjoyed and you have our
best wishes for those milestones still ahead of you.
We hope that your schooling and other life contracts have given you both
knowledge and convictions-for the future of this world of ours has great need
of both. We live in a world confused by much talk often devoid of ideas.
We hear both, that the world owes us a living, and that the individual is a
mere cog in some five year plan. Which is your conviction, and the conviction of
many more like you will determine what the course of the future will be. This
country has prospered thru work and effort, but we have care for the worth and
dignity of the individual, but without work and effort on the part of the individu-
al, how is it possible to maintain the worth and dignity of the individual?
The future will be what you make it. May the future be a bright one, an
advance over the best of the past. Your work and effort can make it so.
Very truly yours,
W. B. LYMAN, Supt. of Schools
N J DN
By DOROTHY Sronxus '49
The day was oh so scorching hot,
The flowers over again
Wished and wished and wished that it
Would start to rain.
The soft white clouds were piling up
Until they got too heavy.
Then the rain came sprinkling down
On farm and field and levee.
The blossoms bright popped into sight,
And nodded gayly round
And saw their faces reflected in
The puddles on the ground.
All was happy, all was gay, that day
Among the flowers,
Until the sun peeked out and put
An end to all the showers.
The sun beams danced around and round
The puddles evaporated.
'Til the flowers began to look
Then a welcome noise was heard
Far up upon the hills
The thunder rolled,and rolled and rolled
Until it reached the rills.
The flowers harkened to the sound
And shouted, "Boy, oh boy!"
When after quite a little while
All was fear instead of joy.
They got their rain, alas! Too much!
The storm it was too great
For all the flowers standing were
In front of Heaven's gate.
By FLORENCE .DARLING '47
It was a dark day for the Connelly family, and yet, a joyous one, for their son
Allan was to return home after five years' service with the Army Air Forces.
The day was dark, because Allan was returning unable to see his mother, fath-
er and younger sister. He had been hit by shrapnel which severed the optic nerve.
At first his mother had been unable to reconcile herself to the thought of her
son's being blind, but soon with her usual cheerfulness she decided to make the
best of it.
But Allan did not seem to inherit his mother's cheerfulness, instead, he was
very bitter and seemed bewildered and lost without his sight. As he came from
the plane, he refused all aid from any source and made his way slowly to the car.
Now the question was, what would Al1an's future hold? He had been a
promising young concert pianist and composer, but he had not touched or even
been near his piano since he had been wounded.
Day after day went by with Allan becoming more sullen. He'd sit in a chair
by the window, not seeing, only brooding.
One day he took a walk with his seeing-eye dog down by the river where he
used to get his inspiration. It was Autumn and the odor of burning leaves was
everywhere. The air was crisp in the slowly-waning sun. He sat down slowly
and as the sun warmed his cold hands, he heard footsteps, light and faltering. He
turned his head in the direction from whence they came, and said, "Who's there?"
A voice exclaimed, "Why, Mr. Connelly, I didn't know you were home. I used
to hear you when you spoke at Symphony Hall. You know you're a favorite of
mine. Are you working on any new compositions now?"
Allan was vainly trying to place the voice, as he answered shortly-"No! How
can a man like me write music?"
"My you are down in the dumps, aren't you? What you need is some cheer-
ing up. I'll meet you here at the same time tomorrow."
Allan still wondered who the voice belonged to as he said to himself, "just
another bobby-soxer, I suppose." But he did meet her the next afternoon and for
many afternoons after that until the two became fast friends. One day he heard
her humming a few bars from a melody and he asked her to sing it for him. To
his amazement she had a rich and lilting voice with a haunting quality to it. Each
day she sang for him and soon the urge to create music returned to him. He set
about composing a few bars at a time.
One day after his composition had been published, he gave her a copy of the
local newspaper and asked her to read the critics' reports on his music. But she
answered, "I'm sorry but I can't. You see, I'm blind also."
By Vrrv KUNDROT '47
There was a time when a certain ship in the Navy was out in the Pacific, and
the crew aboard thought their chances of getting back to the United States, before
the war was over, to be pretty slim. But on March 4, 1945, a very curious thing
happened. It just so happened that I was standing on watch at the time. At 0507,
I heard a loud crunching sound of steel meeting steel and meshing together. There
was a terrific lurch to the port side, and then the sound of rushing feet and a few
The luck of the U. S. S. Yarnall was at its end, or so at least the crew thought.
Everyone went hurriedly topside to see what had happened. There was the bow
of the U. S. S. Yarnall forty degrees out and about forty degrees up. "Collision"
went up the cry.
Men were coming out of the hatch on the fo'castle and others were being
helped up. All personal belongings were forgotten, and money belonging to
many of the men floated around below in the water that had leaked in. People
do crazy things to get money but there were no crazy people on that ship to go
after the money. The bow was ready to break off at any time and the beating of
the ocean against the hull did it no good. The injured were taken care of and
what repair work that could be done was underway.
The problem was that if the bow broke off would it drag the rest of the ship
with it? All hands went to their abandon ship stations, while a certain group
tried to cut away the bow. It came off without trouble and the bow that caused
the death of two men and injured six more sank in the midst of air bubbles.
Getting back into port was accomplished with the help of a fleet tug. It was
a 300 mile trip from the coast of japan to a tiny atoll in the Pacific. There a false
bow was put on, then the ship headed for the States. All of the fellows but two
would be once more in the United States and those two will not be forgotten by
the crew of the U. S. S. Yarnall.
EACING THE FUTURE
By MERELYN TATE '47
As we, the seniors of Stoughton High, step through the doors of the future
many new facts will face us, and new responsibilities will be placed on our shoul-
ders. No longer will we be able to retain the title of struggling high school stu-
dents under the protection of our parents and our schools. Now we will be ac-
cepted as full fledged citizens, treated as adult individuals and graded on our own
Our paths in life will be different. Some of us will have the advantage of
higher education, while the rest of us will enter fields of work to support ourselves.
Whatever path we take, however, we will find that in order to succeed we
must not depend on others to do our work for us, or to help us. We must help
ourselves. We must stand in our places in the world as honest, intelligent citizens
that Stoughton High made us. We want to make them feel proud that we
achieved these qualities within their walls. We must possess iniative, integrity
The future will hold many surprises, success, happiness and sorrow, for all of
us. What to expect cannot be foreseen. But we can say, whatever the future holds
for us, we are ready to face it. ,
Upon graduation we will be separated. No longer will we be considered one
unit. Each of us will go his own way, and perhaps some of our paths will never
cross. We will each have to retain a new place in a new future and for a while
it will be hard to accustom ourselves to our new work.
Stoughton High has given usa solid background. It has given us a chance,
as a unit, to show our qualities and bring out our own ideas. Comparing our edu-
cation, and worth-while chances with that of a bewildered European boy or girl of
our age, against whom the odds have been stacked from the start, we find ourselves
much the luckier for every thing and we should stop and realize this, using it to
our best advantage.
In facing the future, we sincerely hope, we will be able to establish ourselves
as individuals in the world of the future, be able to accept our responsibilities as
men and women of America, and reflect well on our twelve years of learning.
ROAD 'TO THE FUTURE
By RUTH VACHON '50
Aiming to the highest, hoping for the best,
Confident in every way of passing hardship's test,
Each going his own way, skilled in various art,
But all with the flame of hope, high in their hearts.
The road to the Future they'll now have to tread,
With joy, sorrow, and happiness waiting ahead.
Still they look to the future with hope and pride,
Confident of overtaking hardships in their stride.
The pleasant looking route has many deceptions,
Having played tricks on many, with no exceptions.
There are tears of joy, and tears of sorrow
Hidden beyond the bend of tomorrow.
Aiming for the highest, hoping for the best
They now face the future with energy and zest.
Confident of their ability, and the test they will pass,
We bid a fond farewell to the graduating class.
THE ELM TREE
By MARTHA GLOVER '48
Alone on a hill
6Which seems to be its pedestal!
Sharply etched against the sky,
There is a stately elm.
Firm it stand, and firm it has stood
Through years of changing events.
Though angry winds and howling storms
It has not given in-
It still stretches its lacy branches to God.
have shaken it,
To some, it symbolizes patience, while
For others, its stalwartness
Has meant the strengthening of faith.
And in the heart of one passer-by
It planted the hope
That some dav he might know
Thar his life had been as noble as that of that elm.
By LESLIE GAY '47
I have worshipped in churches and chapelsg
I've prayed in the busy street,
I have sought my God and have found Him where the waves of His ocean
I have knelt in the silent forest, in the shade of some ancient tree,
But the dearest of all my altars was raised at my mother's knee.
I have listened to God in His temple,
I've caught His voice in the crowd,
I have heard Him speak when the breakers were booming long and loud,
Where the winds play soft in the tree tops My Father has talked to meg
But I never have heard Him clearer than I did at my mother's knee.
The things in my life that are worthy were born in my mother's breast,
And breathed into mine by the magic of the love her life expressed. A
The years that have brought me to manhood have taken her from me,
But memory keeps me from straying too far from my mother's knee.
God, make me the man of her vision and purge me of selfishness!
God, keep me true to her standards and help me to live to bless!
God, hallow the holy impressions of the days that used to be,
And keep me a Pilgrim forever to the shrine of my mother's knee.
1 9 4 7
M MQ W
Row 1: B. Howes, E. Slye, F. Santos, P. Mason, H. Shaw, L. Gay, C. Nelson, W. Hayward.
Row 2: A. Struzziero, G. Caggiano, B. Savini, E. Batchelder, M. Tate, G. Deeg, B. Tate,
M. Crane, R. Vachon.
Rou'.3: M. Ivaldi, E. Lunstedt, E. Murphy, M. Glover. L. Lysko, J. McEvoy, J. Bercovitz,
J. Priest, J. Garland, G. Fiske, J. Vachon, E. Kovey.
Row 4: A. Sawyer, I. Corman, E. Mosman, M. Sevian, L. Oldbash, M. Colcord, E. Leif, H.
Adviser-Miss MARGARET FLYNN Editor-in-Chief-MERELYN TATE
Literary Editor-EVELYN BATCHELDER Business Mdndgef-GLORIA DEEG
With each new publication of the Semaphore a busy humdrum atmosphere
arises amidst Stoughton High. Last minute copies pour into the type room, and
the latest news goes whizzing off the end of the mimeograph. Suitable drawings
are added by the Art Staff, to make the magazine more attractive and interesting,
and the Business Staff is kept busy, supplying the students' demands for the Sema-
All the school is interested in the latest school news and what goes on behind
the publication of each issue.
Each year the Semaphore Staff endeavors to better its publications with new
ideas and originality. This year, within the three issues of the magazines, new
columns originated. To arouse the interest of the students such columns as ex-
change, fashion and music have been added. Through the help of the literary
editor, a fine collection of literature is present in each issue. Under the super-
vision of our adviser an extremely fine yearbook was put forth this year.
Unhandicapped, as the previous staffs have been by the paper shortage, we
have been able to expand our yearbook and make it topnotch with more pictures
and literature. A fine collection of ads made this financially possible through the
initiative of the Business Staff and the Sales Class, who ventured forth to get them.
To the Semaphore Staff of "48," we, the members of this year's staff, wish the
best of luck, and keep the presses rolling!
Smith, A. Smith, F. Darling.
DRAMATIC CLUB ,
Advirer-Miss DOROTHY ARNOLD President-JOANNE McEvoY
"To be or not to be," that is our question. Yes this is our Dramatic Club. In
the midst of scenery being changed and the different grease paints being applied
stood our worthy adviser, Miss Arnold. This year was a most successful one. We
presented the Christmas play, "Let's Call It Christmas," with the help of the cast
consisting of Martha Glover, Milton Crane, Harold Howes, Joseph Foster, and
Joanne Priest. This play was so well done I'm sure it will be remembered.
We wound up the year by presenting two plays, one for the Parent Teacher
Association and the other for Class Day. The officers of our club-Joanne Mc-
Evoy, presidentg- Harold Howes, vice-president, Joanne Priest, secretary, Nick
Pechonis, treasurer-would like to express their thanks to our adviser, Miss Doro-
thy Arnold, who gave us so graciously her expert advice.
Rau' I: B. Savini, J. Priest, N. Pechonis, J. McEvoy. H. Howes, L. Holmes, J. MacDonald.
Row 2: B. Haczynski, M. Churchill, B.-Witham, M. Colcord, S. Wry, P. Applebaum, E. Gow-
ard, J. Bercovitz, J, Foster.
Row 3: M. Crane. M. Glover, V. Hurley, E. DeVito. C. Baskin, G. DiCastro, C. Silva.
.M 47 T
Row l: J. Tucker, B. Fernald, D. McDermott, D. Andrade, M. Sevian, B. Swanson, E. Macro-
gianis, G. Deeg.
gouk2l:l B. Blye, E. Simonian, G. Leonard, B. Cardosa, E. Barchelder, M. Hogan, C. Goldberg,
. e ey.
THE SECRETARIAL CLUB
Supervisor-Miss CHRISTINE DONOVAN President-DoLoREs ANDRADE
Many very interesting meetings of the Secretarial Club were held during the
year under the supervision of Miss Christine Donovan. By receiving the books,
"Everyday Living for Girls," "The Strategy of Job Finding," "Personality" and
"Occupational Guidance," the club accomplished many things which will help
them to become successful stenographers.
Oral reports on appropriate topics were given at the meetings for the pur-
pose of developing poise and confidence. Small plays were enacted to show the
correct manner of conducting telephone conversations, interviews of prospective
employers and the reception of visitors.
The girls all worked very diligently to prepare the many interesting meetings.
The club officers elected were: President, Dolores Andrade, Vice-President, Mary
Sevian, Secretary, Dolores McDermott.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Miss Donovan for
her help and guidance for a successful year.
Director-Miss DOROTHY ARNOLD
This year the cast of the Senior Play, "The Mad Hatters," written by Kurtz
Gordon, endeavored and succeeded in bringing forth to the publice a riotous three
act farce, through patient rehearsals and the final performance at the town hall.
The play is centered around a family which is out of this world, and as mad
as the March hares. Under the support of their grandmother, who finally wakes
up to them, they are forced by her, to prove through their talents within three
months that they are worth their weight in gold, or else be cut off from any
further assistance from her. The way each member of the family copes with this
problem presents an effective riotous plot.
The members of the cast include Joanne McEvoy, Merelyn Tate, Clarence Nel-
son, Bruce Howes, Mabel Colcord, Lydia Oldbash, Pearl Schaaf, Shirley Wry, Al-
bert Federico, Howard Shaw, Irene Corman, Astrid Smith, and prompter Adeline
Deep thanks and appreciation for the helpful assistance of the director, Miss
Arnold, is extended by the cast.
Row 1: P. Schaaf, J. McEvoy, I. Corman, S. Wry, M. Colcord, A. Smith.
Row 2: M. Tate, C. Nelson, A. Federico, H. Shaw, B. Howes, L. Oldbash.
gow 1: C. Nelson, E. Batchelder, M. Tate, G. Caggiano, A. Shaw, B. Tate, M. Glover, E.
Row 2: D. Delasco, M. Ivaldi, E. Dray, C. Fobes, R. Powell, S. Corbett.
Adviser-MR. HOWARD R. RANDALL President-GUY CAGGIANO
Carrying on through the year, helping to solve problems, and bringing up
complaints and suggestions of the student body, the Student Council, an elective
body composed of the class off1cers from each year, has helped to better school con-
ditions and has completed a successful year. Some problems that the Council dis-
cussed in the past school year have been those of the lunch counter, dances after
basketball games, and unsanitary conditions due to student neglect brought forth
by our adviser, Mr. Randall.
The meetings are conducted in strict parliamentary procedure. The Presi-
dent presides and the problems are presented, discussed and voted upon. Each
member is presented a State Council pin designating an active member of the
Council. Due to the combined efforts of the members and Mr. Randall, this year
has been a successful one for the Student Council. This year's members offer their
wishes that the Councils of the years to follow will be as successful. '
Adviser--Miss HARRIET LEMAIRE
During this past year the Art Club was organized under its new adviser, Miss
Harriet Lemaire. With her aid and advice great progress was made in many iields
of art and design.
The members of the club covered design and coloring and worked more with
water colors than in previous years.
There were over thirty members in the club with the freshmen and sopho-
mores in the majority. These underclassmen have shown much talent and herald
a bright future in art for Stoughton High.
This club is open to all students artistically inclined who desire supervision
and help in this field.
The members wish to thank Miss Lemaire for her guidance during the past
year and wish her pleasant years to come.
Row 1: A. Gould, A. Smith, B. Libby, M. Drake, T. Federico, I. Toupence, P. Simonds, S.
RouE:l2:k J. Simpson, M. Granger, E. Mosman, P. Winfisky, R. Grace, L. Gilly, J. DiCorpo,
H. ar .
Row 3: F. Santos, W. Caron, W. Cummings, L. Gay, E. Redden, K. johnson, W. Malcolm.
Row 1: F. Santos, W. Caron, B. Cline, W. Malcolm, F. Slye, W. Smith, H. Vilk.
gowjli J. McCarthy, V. Anderson, P. Schaaf, P. Lipsky, M. Hogan, A. Silva, P. Simonds, S.
Row 3: W. Sweetman, R. Leathers, N. Gay, W. Cotter, D. Gaultier, A. Mann. B. Cardosa, J.
Tucker, C. Goldberg.
Surf' 4: W. Snow, V. Roderigues, E. Gill, N. Pechonis, L. Gay, D. Mahoney, P. Jones, D.
Adviser-Miss MINNIE GOERES
The Choral Club under the supervision of Miss Goeres is a musical group
which meets each Wednesday at one-thirty. It is composed of junior and senior
girls and of boys from all classes.
There has been a large enrollment this year with many more boys than girls.
The songs sung by the club are mostly popular folk songs and ballads with an
occasional classical piece. Miss Goeres has also trained the members to sing in two
and three part harmony.
This club is organized to give those with a love of music and the desire to
sing an opportunity for training and recreation.
The graduating members wish to thank Miss Goeres for the many beneficial
hours she has given them and to wish her and the club a successful year to come.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Adviser-Mlss MINNIE Golsmss
The Girls' Glee Club, a freshman and sophomore girl chorus, meets every
Monday in the Study Hall under the expert supervision of Miss Minnie Goeres.
Books are passed each week by the librarians who volunteered to do this ser-
vice. On special occasions--Christmas, Class Day, etc.-the Glee Club joined
hands with the Choral Club and blended voices to bring out the true value of thc
This club is made up of girls who enjoy music and like to sing and hear thc
immortal folk songs of various nations, among the best loved songs are those of
Stephan Foster. At Christmas time carols could be heard pouring forth from the
So to Miss Goeres whose untiring efforts and expert supervision and accom-
paniment have for many years kept girls interested in music and the Glee Club, go
our grateful and sincere thanks for a memorable year in the Stoughton High
School Glee Club.
Row 1: B. Knight, J. Beals, D. Delasco. G. DiCastro, L. McCourt, M. Ivaldi, L. McNamara,
Row 2: V. Redden, P. Hellner, E. Brady, E. Holland, C. Baskin, R. Grace, T. Federico, J.
gowk3: E. Mosman, E. Lewis, I. Sarado, R. Forbes, P. Jollimore, R. Cohenno, P. Ward, R.
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501412111 M. Sevian, J. Priest, S. Wry, J. Campbell. A. Struzziero, M. Colcord, J. MacDonald,
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Row 2: M. Glover, A. Sawyer, J. McEvoy, E. Leif, L. Oldbash, J. Bercovitz, M. Smith, G.
Desmond, I. Gibson.
Rau' 3: V. Hurley, R. Sidebottom, M. Churchill. L. Harris, G. Seldon, I. Gonsalves, A. Grant,
R. Leathers, E. DeVito. I. Kovey.
Row 1: E. Mann, M. Smith, B. Kniht, P. Murphy, M. Portugal, A. Hayward, P. Ward, H.
Silva, M. Ivaldi.
Row 2: M. Harris, B. Rowe, B. Libby, D. Delasco. R. Vachon, N. Carl, J. Gonsalves, L. Mc-
Court, C. Baskin, E. Mosman, B. Vose, J. Lothrop, L. McNamara.
Row 3: E. Lunstedt, B. Munson, G. Sheehan, M. Drake, E. Brady, B, Keefe. J. Russell. V.
Raymond, T. Federico, G. Fiske.
C ouch--Miss CORNELIA BUCKLEY
This year a large number of girls turned out for basketball. The captains
Seniors: joan Campbell and Adeline Struzziero Qco-captainsjg
juniors: Grace Desmond and Virginia Hurleyg
Sophomores: Gladys Fiske and Marie Ivaldig
Freshmen: Anna Hayward and Mary Portugal.
The season's schedule was a busy one. The teams each met at least once a
week under the direction of Miss Buckley fexcept when College Board Exams in-
terferedb for practice and intramural games.
We wish to express our gratitude to Miss Buckley for being willing to take
over so well the responsibilities of coaching us, and for making it possible for us
to be able to play more often this year. If the teams in years to come find as much
enjoyment in playing basketball as we did this year, we know they will have a
wonderful time. We would like to wish them the very best of luck.
Row 1: A. Struzziero, M. Colcord, J. Russell, M. Ivaldi, H. Cushing, J. MacDonald, A. Smith,
M. Glover, J. McEvoy, B. Witham, S. Wry, J. Campbell.
Row 2: H. Smith 1ManagerJ, G. Sheehan, E. Lundstedt, P. Murphy, V. Raymond, R. Grace,
T. Federico, Miss Isabel Murphy QCoach7, P. Wenskavich, J. Daley, C. Baskin, L. McCourt,
A. Calder, R. Forbes, P. Jollimore, B. Savini QManagerJ.
Coach-Miss ISABEL MURPHY Captain-ADELINE STRUZZIERO
One victory, three ties, and four defeats were chalked up for the Girls' Hockey
team during the season of 1946. Although it was not an undefeated season, the
girls really enjoyed playing. They were also very proud of their coach, Miss Mur-
phy, who coached hockey for the first time this year and who gave a great amount
of time and effort in their behalf.
Next season this year's seniors, all star players, will be greatly missed by the
team. The seniors are Capt. Adeline Struzziero, center, Mabel Colcord, right
wing, Barbara Witham, left wingg Jean McDonald, right halfbackg Shirley Wry,
center halfbackg Joanne McEvoy, left halfbackg Joan Campbell, right fullback,
and Astrid Smith, goalie. The managers, who really handled their big job well,
were Helen Smith and Barbara Savini.
To Marie Ivaldi, captain-elect, we wish the very best of luck with her team
during the coming season.
Coaches-ARTHUR RADv1LAs, LoU1s VOLPE Captain-DONALD KIMTIS
The 1947 team with the aid of Coach Arthur Radvilas returned Stoughton
High to prewar form by winning five out of nine games.
The outstanding games of the year were a 20-7 set back handed to undefeated
and untied Whitman High, a 13-0 Win over Abington High, the first shut-out for
Stoughton since 1943, and a 19-0 victory over an aggressive Plymouth High, which
had lost only one game all year long.
Outstanding players lost through graduation will be Capt. Donald Kimtis,
who starred three years on the varsity eleveng Richard Kelliherg Robert Govey,
Eugene Slye, Bruce Howes, joseph Pociusg Richard Slyeg Francis Shippalauskig
Donald Mahoney, Robert Gowardg and Guy Caggiano. Our thanks to Assistant
Coach Louis Volpe and best wishes to a better team in 1948.
Row 1: J. Haron QAss't. Managerb, M. Georges, R. Powell, J. Foster, J. Simnson, C.
Georges, A. Silva, E. Leonard, F. Slye, R. Slye, F. Roderiques, F. Ezepik fAssistant Manager?
W. Ryan CManagerJ.
Row 2: D. Mahoney, W. Angelus, F. Vincent, D. Gaultier, R. Kelliher, B. Howes, R. Govey,
F. Santos, G. Baker, G. Gibson, E. Slye.
Row 3: Mr. Radvilas fCoachJ, C. Silva, T. Corbett, P. Jones, R. McLea, D. Kimtis, W. Cot-
ter, F. Cowgill, R. Daly, H. Howes, G. Howland, G. Caggiano, Mr. Louis Volpe iCoachJ.
Row 4: A. O'Day, R. Goward, J. Pocius, F. White, F, Shappalauski.
Row 1: R. Kelliher, G. Howland, C. Corbett 1Capt.J. W. Cotter. F. Cowgill.
Row 2: R. Kelley LManagerD, A. Buckley, A. O'Day, J. Barrett, R. Coward.
Coach-MR. LOUIS VOLPE Captain-CLIFFORD CORBETT
The basketball team this year was studded with five veterans, including Cap-
tain Cliff Corbett, jack Pocius, George Howland, Francis Cowgill and Dick Kelli-
her. Also in the lineup were Barrett, Cotter, Buckley, Baker and O'Day.
The boys gave their opponents plenty to worry about but just couldn't seem
to make the extra three or four points to win. Coach Radvilas did a good job of
coaching and after he left, Mr. Volpe and Vity Kundrot carried on.
The second team was green and inexperienced and didn't make too auspicious
a record. But the freshmen showed up surprisingly well and by the time they be-
come seniors, they will make a good team. The team of '48 will lose Cliff Corbett,
Dick Kelliher, Anthony Buckley, and jack Pocius through graduation. They leave
with the hope that next yearls team will better its opportunities.
Adviser-Miss MINNIE Gomuas
The Stoughton High School orchestra, directed by Miss Minnie Goeres, was
well represented by fifteen students this year.
Most of the instruments being of the band variety, the music played was of
The orchestra began its public activities before the Christmas holidays when
it played at the Dramatic Club's Christmas play. This appearance was followed
by others at the Senior Class play, Class Day and graduation night.
The members of the orchestra would like to thank Miss Goeres for the un-
dying patience and fortitude which she displayed all year long in their behalf.
'I he senior members leave with the wish that Miss Goeres and her proteges will
have an even more successful year in 1948.
Adviser-Miss ELIZABETH SPBRRY
The Knitting Club was organized in December '46 under the direction of
Miss Sperry to give girls instruction in the art of knitting, or, if they already were
skilled in the art, to give them a chance to use their spare time to good advantage.
The club met every Monday, the seventh period. The girls took a great in-
terest in their work and knitted such articles as scarves, mittens and sweaters. Miss
Sperry painstakingly gave up most of her spare time to instruct them in the proper
way of knitting and gave much advice to the girls as to the kind of yarn to buy,
according to the type of garment being made.
All the girls join, I know, in expressing their appreciation to Miss Sperry for
the aid and patience shown to us in the new club.
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255 Pleasant St. Stoughton
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Office: 4 Freeman St.
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GIFT and THRIFT SHOP
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