Templeton High School - Class Book Yearbook (Baldwinville, MA)
- Class of 1931
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TEMPLETON 'TEIVIPTER 9
VOL. vm No. 1 JUNE, 193i
Editor-in-chief Dorothy Cochran Athletics t Olavi Oja
Senior Class Reporter
Junior Class Reporter
Sophomore Class Reporter
Freshman Class Reporter
Table of Contents
Editorial Department I
School Activities .....
Senior Catalogue .........
Alumfii N 01165 .......
Jokes .... . ......
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10, TEMPLETON TEMZPTER I
Editorial Departme ,
The Story of a Penny
I was born in the form of copper ore some-
where in the western part of the United States
a few hundred years ago.
Prospectors came one day and discovered
this copper. A mine was set up and I was
unearthed and thrown into a freight car to-
gether with many other lumps of ore. I en-
joyed this ride which took me to a huge cop-
per smelter. Here I suiered intense heat but
came out pure Ia lump of pure copperl.
I remained here a few days then, enjoyed
another ride to a Washington mint. Here I
was made into a bright, shining, new penny.
On one side of me they stamped a picture of
a man while 'on the other side they stamped
a few letters. Next I found myself in a bank,
then in the possession of a man. The man
gave me to a. little boy, who, taking me into
the palm of his hand went to a candy store.
But I managed to slip out from between his
fingers onto the sidewalk. If I had known
what was to happen, I would never have done
this, for I rolled straight into a water grate.
And here I am!
J. Y. '34
Hurray! At last we've got our 1ong-fought-
for showers. With the aid of convincing es-
says, help from the class of 1930 and the
townspeople, and the help of the school in
selling magazines we have 'at last got our
In 1928 the graduation speakers told the
public of our need and desire for showers.
This helped to start things. Then the class
of 1930 left the Athletic Association some
money to be used for showers. Since then
one of our selectmen has given us a heater
and with the help of the people either by do-
nations or in subscriptions for the magazines
which were sold this year to raise more money
we succeeded in raising the amount necessary
to install the showers.
About three weeks ago we were able to take
showers and the members of the girls' and
boys' basketball teams found them very re-
freshing after practice and after the games.
We all appreciate the effort and Work which
secured our showers for us.
I. L. S. '31
There are many kinds of hpbbies, some in-
teresting to a few, others disi terestlng. Some
people make sports their hob ies: golf, tennis,
baseball, football, soccer, swimming, basket-
ball, fishing, racing and flying. Others turn
to collecting: stamps, coins, Iautographsgpic-
tures, flowers, souvenirs, first editions and
spoons are illustrations along' this line. Many
turn to horticulture for th ir hobbies. The
growing of flowers, vegetabl S, and freaks of
nature are a pleasure to the . Other groups
enjoy hobbies of a. more ma ual type such as:
carpenters, cabinet makers, nd machinists.
Hobbies act as a diversion. Efhey help to pro-
vide amusement and workIfor people when
they have leisure time. A hobby is an inter-
esting thing to have andI has educational
value. Those. who begin hobbies become more
and more interested in them and seek to cul-
tivate the habit. I .
J C. S. 0. '34
The Family Allium
Every home has its family album, at least
one, if not more. Some are two or three gen-
erations old and others aref up to date.
When a friend calls and conversation begins
to lag, how often we dig 'out the family al-
bum! We do not look at the faces and com-
pare the likeness of great uncle John to John
Junior, but we compare he styles in dress
of the past and present. I
The album is a relic of the time of our
grandfathers and grandmothers. The long
dresses with puffed slee es and hoop skirts,
the high stiff collars thai the men and boys
wore, greatly amuse us. IThe love stories of
that generation have a great hold on our lm-
agination, but don't all llove stories interest
Life was not as easy and luxurious as some
people think. If you woljld look closely at the
faces that are portrayed in the family album
you would notice that the womenihad patient,
sweet faces, showing theImark of worry, care,
self-denial and hard w rk. They seemed to
reveal that they had to get up at dawn, get
meals for a family of tw lve or thirteen three
times a day, keep a laige home clean with
none of our labor-saving devices and sew all
their clothing by hand. I
TEMPLETON TEMPTER 11
The men had to m-ilk the cows, feed the
poultry, plant the fields to supply their food,
clear the land and chop wood for fuel, and
do the hundred and one tasks that fall to
their care. In the evening men, women and
children would work together, sometimes
huskingcorn until nine o'clock. The chil-
dren had to do their share of the work and
I wonder how many children of today measure
up 'tot the standard set by our forefathers.
They often had to walk four or five miles to
school, where the teacher believed in the say-
ing, "Spare the rod and spoil the child."
Today, how many of these difliculties do
we have -to contend with and what will our
photographs tell 'to the generations to come?
Will our faces show the strength of character,
the suffering and toil of our ancestors, or will
we present only beauty of face and form?
A. L. B. '31
The Responsibility of a
A rich man should determine how he may
spend his moneyfor the advantage of othersg
at present, others are continually plotting
how they may beguile him into spending it
apparently for his own. The aspect which he
presents to the eyes of the world is generally
that of a person holding a bag of money with
a staunch grasp, and resolved to part with
none of lt unless he is forced, and all the
people about him are plotting how they may
force him: that is, to find how they may per-
suade him that he wants perfumesg another
that he wants jewelry: another that he wants
sugarplumsg another that he wants roses for
Christmas. Anybody who can invent a new
want for his enjoyment is supposed to be a
benefactor to society: and thus the energies
of the poorer people about him are continu-
ally directed to the production of covetable,
instead of serviceable thingsg and the rich
man after the general aspect of a fool ls
plotted against by all the world. Whereas the
real aspect which he ought to have is that
of a person wiser than others intrusted with
the management of a larger quantity of capi-
tal which he administers for the profit of all,
directing each man to' the labor which is
most healthy for him, and more serviceable
to the community. E. S. '32
Suppose that the President of the United
States had visited our school with the purpose
of taking it as a model of an ideal American
school. Would he have been quite satisfied
with jeverything? Let us consider. Suppose
he had watched a study hall. Would you have
been very proud of it?
Suppose he had been sitting on the plat-
form as we entered the assembly hall. Do
you think that he would have been particu-
larly impressed? Suppose he had been ln the
room Where the lunch is consumed immedi-
ately after 12 o'clock. Do you think that he
would have enjoyed the pushing, shoving,
and scufliing, the noise when paperbags are
smashed, the laughter when some unfortunate
gets hit with a piece of pencil or chalk?
Suppose he was leaving when the school
was dismissed. Do you think that he would
have been pleased with the pushing and
Suppose that he had opened a desk in one
of the class rooms. Do you think that he
would have had a very favorable opinion of
your neatness? ,
Let's work together and let's work harder
than ever to make our school the acme of per-
fection as regards good-fellowship, politeness,
and neatness. Let's not have any more push-
ing, crowding, throwing of things, and let's
have clean desks atleast. R. E. Z. '31
A ,Modern Miss
The modern miss of nineteen thirty dressed
in snappy knee length dresses, Ann Pennington
hosiery, and dainty high-heeled pumps. Her
hair was slicked back in mannish style and she
was seldom seen without a cigarette dangling
between two brilliantly painted lips. She was
frequently seen wearing white duck trousers
and extremely masculine shirts and ties. On
many occasions hair which should have been
blond was titian colored and vice versa, with
flashy earrings exposed beneath her "off the
The nineteen thirty miss was a "whiz" at
tennis, swimming, golf and various and sundry
sports. She drove her own sport roadster and
was an enthusiastic member of a class of
The older generation raised their lorgnettes
and viewed with disda-in the wild escapades
of the so-called "fast set." Grandmother
peered over the edge of her spectacles shocked
at the daring of the younger generation, but
in a short time grandma was observed flash-
ing by in her snappy straight Eight smoking
a popular brand of cigaretts or on other oc-
casions hopping off .from Roosevelt Field on
a non stop flight to Paris.
The modern miss possessed a keen sense of
business responsibility and soon became as
efficient as the masculine sei: in the business
office. She was no longer 'referred to as the
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weaker sex. Her strength and ability placed
her on the same footing as the "stronger sex."
This could not continue forever. We now
have an altogether different view of this mod-
ern girl. Fashion now decrees that the short
skirt and mannish dress must be put aside
with the styles of nineteen hundred.
The modern miss of nineteen thirty-one
has discarded her former habits. Her mascu-
line acquaintances are now puzzled as to
whether or not her sophisticated dress and
manner has changed this former modernism.
She continues to indulge in the sports of
nineteen thirty but she is arrayed in longer
and more feminine apparel. When milady
attends a dance she no longer appears in
short dress and bobbed hair but is exquisitely
groomed. Her ankle length dress reveals a very
new feminine personage. Hair which was for-
merly slicked back in masculine style is now
beautifully marcelled. Her footwear has not
changed, the spike heel continuing in vogue.
She no longer desires to be independent. She
deslsts from equallzlng her achievements with
those of the masculine sex.
We still continue to see the modern miss of
nineteen thirty though her type is rapidly
disappearing. From the top of her well mar-
celled hair to her d-iamond studded spikes she
is in every respect a modern miss of nineteen
thirty-one. D. P. '31
Shooting Stars .
If you look out from your window at the
midnight sky, or take a walk on a fine, clear
night you will occasionally see a streak of
light dash over the heavens, thus forming
what we call a falling or shooting star. It
is not really one of the regular stars that
has darted from its place. Sometimes a great
shooting star is seen which makes a tremend-
ous blaze of light as bright as the moon, but
it is only visible at the very moment of its
existence. These objects are called meteors,
and you will be lucky if you ever see a really
flne one. For ages and ages the meteorold has
been moving through space. It is about 100
times as swift as the pace of a rifle bullet.
Now for some imagining: suppose you were
put on a meteor for a race with a train from
London to Edinburgh. You would have won
the race before the train left -the station.
A meteor is changed but the substance it
contains is not lost. Iron is found in the small
shooting stars, and when found on earth, it
is a hugeplece of iron, weighing from 10
pounds to 10 tons. F
The next time you are out walking look up
at the heavens for a shooting star, for as the
old saying goes "See a shooting star make a
Wish and yourlwlsh will come t ue." S. S. '34
Our Unexpected acation
Eight fifteen o'clock on the morning of
January twenty-first, nineteeri hundred and
thirty-one, and all was well, or as nearly as
could be expected under the bonditlons. On
this eventful day, there was scheduled to take
place the first of our mid-year exams. In
keeping with age old custom a ong the stud-
ents, all of the members of .empleton High
School had reviewed their res ectlve subjects
until the wee small hours of he morning, so
of course they were prepared for the severe
test which was soon to begin.
Eight twenty o'clock on the morning of
January twenty-first, ninetee hundred and
thirty-one, and all was not well. The con-
fidence which Was so prevaient among the
pupils five minutes before h du mysteriously
disappeared. Because of some unknown rea-
son, the atmosphere was no laden with a
feeling of uncertainty, and uring short in-
tervals a girl's forced gigglln could be heard.
However, all were determlnld to put on a
brave front and give the lmpr sslon that mid-
years were just an every day occurrence.
Eight twenty-five o'clock n the morning
of January twenty-first, nine en hundred and
thirty-one, and the dreaded uzzer rang, call-
ing all the faithful to their oom. Due to the
disturbance caused by eve body's wanting
to sit in the same room, q ite a delay fol-
lowed, but as all things are b und to untangle
themselves eventually, the s udents all man-
aged to find, seats.
Just after the paper had been passed out,
a terrific thumping suddenl was heard com-
ing from the general direct on of the stairs.
As if in answer to the wo dering minds of
these who waited for the xaminatlons, Mr.
Stinson hurriedly entered t Ie room and With
breath coming ln gasps, gave the waiting
pupils official notice that chool was to be
closed for one week, due to the breaking out
of scarlet fever. ,
With expressions of surprise and joy written
on their faces, the boys and girls looked at
one another for a period of approximately
thirty seconds, but as the t uth dawned upon
them, they all made a wild ash for the door,
and thence to their home ooms.
Eight forty o'clock on the morning of Janu-
ary twenty-first, nineteen h dred and thirty-
one, and all was silent amo g the corridors of
Templeton High School. Tile pupils, who but
twenty minutes before had Keen on the verge
of a nervous break down, ere now happily
finding their way home, an to a. life of ease
for the ensuing week. I R. Brook '31
TENIPLETON TENIPTER 13
Travel is a pleasure. No doubt all of you
have one time or another gone on trips. Did
you not enjoy yourself? Of course you did.
Every moment something was enfolding itself
before you. A vast panorama of scenes that
you have seen is stored in your memory to
be recalled when a scene or place is men-
Travel is an education. An education that
is unconsciously gained. The things you see
are bound to make questions arise in your
mind that must be answered. When they have
been answered, lo and behold, you have
learned something without realizing it.
On a trip many things are seen. For in-
stance: natures oddities, man made Wonders
and places of historical value. Here again are
examples that set the mind on different tracks
Some people hate the word education. The
word repulses. They believe they know enough
already and immediately upon mention of
education they withdraw into themselves. But
travel is an agreeable form of education.
Something is being learned without intensive
studying. Should a person study every day
of his life he could never know all there is
to know. A way to learn is to travel and one
never knows the benefits of education until
he has at least explored the Wonders of his
own country. C. S. O. '34
Pepping Up Assemblies
What does "assembly" mean to our Temple-
ton High School students? A social gath-
ering or merely an omitted period? What
can you do to make our assembly more en-
tertaining? We do not lack good singers or
even good actors and actresses. Ideas of pro-
grams put on by dinerent classes have been
suggested but not carried out. I only wish
they would be. This year we have had a few
assemblies, the majority merely for lectures.
I have heard of classes of other schools
putting on plays. The class with the best
play gets honors, prizes, or even a day off.
Which reward would you prefer?
Let's make next year the most interesting
and entertaining year for our high school
assemblies and I assure you, we'1l- have the
most entertaining assemblies the Templeton
High has ever known.
M. I. C. '33
Knute Roekne's Career
The world has lost one of the greatest
coaches it has ever had, Knute Rockne. He
was born in Voss, Norway in 1888 and in 1893
he moved with his parents to Chicago. He en-
rolled at Northwest Division High School. In
1907 he borrowed forty-five dollars from his
friends and entered Notre Dame where he
starred at track, pole vaulting and football.
He gave to the world one of the greatest grid-
iron machines ever produced, the Four
Horsemen. In 1929 he was forced to bed by
leg infection but in 1930 he came back with
a strong team and defeated the University
of Southern California. He was made super-
intendent of the Southern Studebaker Sales
in 1931. He took many business trips in air-
planes, one finally resulting in his death on
March 31, 1931.
E. Stone, '34
How many of you have stopped to think of
the enormous losses caused by forest fires
throughout the United States? What causes
the fires? Carelessness! Seliishness! Igno-
Take, for instance, a man who throws a
lighted match or cigarette into some combus-
tible material. Does he think of the public
safety or the tremendous loss that may origi-
nate from that match or cigarette? No! That
is an example of ignorance and carelessness.
Selfishness may be the cause of many fires.
For example, a camper who deliberately ig-
nores all caution with fires, leaves his fire un-
watched, while he goes in search of game or
firewood. When he arrives at his camp
shortly after, he finds it a mass of flames, be-
yond control. He then makes a hasty exit
from the scene, thinking "It's not near my
home, so why should I worry?"
Carelessness! Selfishnessl Ignorance! They
are curses to Humanity!
Fires are very destructive, not only to peo-
ple, but to the beauty of the forest and land-
scape. Where there may have been life and
beauty, there may now be a charred area of
stumps and trees overgrown with dense
bushes and ferns, a scar that mars the beauty
and glory of a landscape.
Use the necessary precautions when making
a fire! Be careful and avoid trouble!
V. M. '34
Takes Advantage when it
Just like a naughty little boy playing, and
playing in the rnud or running up and down
in a mud puddle, a horse seems to have the
same attitude t0WaI'dS life-
14 TEMPLETON TE-MPTER
Every time this particular horse thinks he
can get loose and run away, he thinks he is
doing something very clever, but his mistress
thinks entirely just the opposite.
There isn't any thing a horse likes better
than to have his mistress run after him with
the halter and a pail of beans trying to make
him think they are oats, but you can't fool "an
old horse." You can always catch a horse if
he hasn't broken his harness and put him out
in the pasture, a horse after he has broken
loose and run away thinks and knows he is
at liberty and that is all there is to it.
This particular horse that ran away April
13, 1931, was chased by' some smallerboys who
thought they were doing something big. He
ran down the Rabbit Track, the railroad that
goes by the Templeton High School and ran
across the trestle that goes over the famous
"Otter River," and there he found he was a
bad, naughty horse. His four feet fell through
but somehow he got himself out with three
skinned legs and then limped around until
some prominent men of Baldwinsville caught
him. . His mistress-went and got the punished
horse. He was glad to get back to his beloved
stall where he docilely stands on three skinned
legs, the other suffering from a wrench.
The mistress wonders if he Will ever run
away again after he gets over this first pun-
ishment. Of course he won't run away at the
present time but possibly in the near future.
I hope he don't go in the same tracks.
E. K. '33
A Green Lawn
There is one thing which n rly everyone
will agree would greatly improv the appear-
isitors to the
ance of the T. H. S. building.
school building might easily get, a wrong idea
of this school when they come up the front
walk. To the left are trampled grass stubs,
while to the right is a would-b gravel lawn.
A green lawn extending the e tire length of
the building to the sldewal would very
greatly add to the appearance of the build-
ing. To have such a lawn, the rst necessary
step would be to grade the front grounds with
loam. Next it would be seeded nd rolled. The
third and probably the most difficult step,
would be not to have the fron lawn used as
a. playground and a short cut tg the sidewalk.
These two faults could be e erminated by
placing a low fence about the 1 wn and by the
faculty ruling of both the gra mar and high
school to KEEP OFF THE GR, S. There is
plenty of playground space around this build-
ing and across the street making it seem as
though this small section inf front of the
building could be reserved for la grass plot.
It is hoped that by some means the finan-
cial ability and the ambltiontto cultivate a
lawn will be stirred by this sho t article.
T. H. S. make your school b 'llding a beauty
to the community.
A. P. G.
A WINTER TRAGEDY
Out in the woods where the snow is deepg
In the summer when the crickets peep,
All is quiet and serene,
Snow covering all that was once so greeen
,Often at night when all is still,
A fox comes walking up over the hill,
With dainty tread from caution caused
With foot in mid-air he suddenly paused.
Scenting a meadow mouse gone astray,
The sly old fellow creeps toward his prey,
Again he pauses, for before him he sees,
The small brown mouse on a fallen tree.
Not soon enough aware of his foe, -
The poor little mouse is compelled to let go,
Never again will he hunger know, l
Or the beauty of woods that are covered 5
E. N. '34 l
TEMPLETON TEIVIPTER 15
p SALLY'S ADVENTURE
It was the Christmas week of 1910. The
children of Miss Randolph's first grade had
been dismissed. Dismissed for a whole week.
Just think! A week to plan for Santa's coming.
Gleefully, they romped through the school
door and slid down the icy sections of the
concrete walkg proudly they displayed their
Christmas cut-ups which they had made in
the drawing class. A
Some hurried to their warm homes: others
lagged behind discussing the presents which
they expected good Santa to bring.
Sally Oglethorpe belonged to the lagging
group, not that she was a laggard, but that she
was simply bubbling over with plans and
wished some of her special "girl-friends" to
be "in" on some secrets.
She had a great surprise for her twin-
brother, Ranny. It was something Ranny had
been asking Santa for a long, long time. But
Santa always forgot it: so Sally had written
to Santa herself and had asked him not to
disappoint Ranny again because he was a
"And what do you think happened yester-
day?" she asked the other little girls. But
not waiting for a reply she continued in a
secretive whisper: "The Expressman brought
'It' yesterday. Mother and I put it in the
. 0 . . . .
A shriek pierced the childish babble and the
cry for "Sally," "Sally" was heard and Sally
contrary to all her mother's and teacher's
warnings dashed across the street, without
looking to the left or right to help the twin
brother, who had slipped on the icy pavement.
Sally never reached Ranny, for she was
knocked down-then darkness.
Sally Oglethorpe painfully opened her eyes.
She had had a very strange dream, that ls,
she had the feeling that she had dreamed.
She couldn't remember anything about it,
only that it had been strange. How dim her
room was! Why there were people moving
about her room! What could have happened?
Oh! ' She remembered she had been struck
down by the minister's automobile, for Min-
ister Brown was the only one in the village
who possessed such a. luxury. She had tried
to 'check her flight but she had been too late.
Sally sat up in bed-Who could these pe-
culiarly' garbed people be? And this gentle
white-haired lady who looked very familiar?
Who could this smiling young man be? He
looked like some one she should know very
Sally rubbed her eyes and looked about the
room. Why, this was not her room! What
had happened to her Jack and Jlll wallpaper?
She must ask mother about this change. She
was going to slip out of bed when she no-
ticed the length of her legs! Why, what had
happened to her? She felt like Alice in Won-
derland whose story her mother had read to
her the night before. But unlike Alice she
had grown up. She must surely be as big as
mother. Where were her curls? Possibly un-
der the bandages.
Sally looked at every one in bewilderment:
"Please may I see my mother?" she asked in
a childish voice.
The gentle white-haired lady moved nearer
the bed and enfolded Sally in her arms. "This
is mother, dear," she said.
Sally was about to deny this statement,
when the smiling young man stepped forward
and said, "and I'm Ranny? "Impossible!
Ranny was only a little fellow in the nrst
Just then one of the peculiarly garbed
group stepped forward and said in a gruff and
odd sounding voice: "It is better that you ex-
plain the situation to your daughter, Mrs.
Oglethorpe. At the present moment the past
years are perfectly blank. I fear it will be
necessary for you and Ranny here to do some
heavy explaining to this little girl. You must
begin at the time of her accident twenty
"Twenty Years Ago!!!" echoed Sally.
Between Mrs. Oglethorpe and Ranny, Sally
acquired a fair idea of what transpired during
the past years. b
She had learned of her father's unsuccess-
ful search for a doctor who could restore his
Sal1y's memory. Doctors all over the country
had been baffled by her condition. Some doc-
tors went so far as to say that there was noth-
ing the matter with her, that she was per-
fectly normal and healthy and that her mind
was not affected in any Way.
But Daddy Oglethorpe was not satisfied. He
continued in his search but there wasn't a
doctor in the United States or in Canafflit that
16 TEMPLETON 'rEMP'rEa
could help Sally. It was impossible to search
Europe, as at that time-the year 1914, Europe
Was plunging into what later turned out to
be the World War. Soon 'all the country and
the countries of Europe were at War with
Germany and her allies.
Later in the year 1917 the United States de-
clared War against Germany and Austria.
Americans were asked to volunteer and Daddy
Oglethorpe was one of the first to do so. It
was during the Americans' first encounter
with the Germans at the Marne that Daddy
Oglethorpe had been killed.
Months later, on the eleventh of November,
1918, the Armistice was signed and the world
was at peace again.
Mother, being of a naturally timid nature,
was afraid to continue with Daddy's search
in a foreign land.' She decided to wait until
Ranny was through with his schooling before
she would leave for Europe.
Meantime, Ranny, very much interested in
his twin sister's case, had taken up the medi-
cal profession. '
During his- senior year at medical school
Ranny heard of a great Doctor in France, who
specialized in cases of annesia. '
Soon the three Oglethorpes were on their
way to France to interview the great Doctor
A storm was coming! That was the news
the people along the coast heard. Some
shrugged and thought it couldn't be any
worse than others they had had. While others
sharing scorn from some and Words of en-
couragement from others of their companions,
shivered and feared it.
The storm had come and was there in all
its fury, bringing destruction to all things
along the beach.
A In a small cottage not far from the jagged
rocks which held the swelling sea from sweep-
ing over the beach, two boys about twenty
years of age were discussing the storm. Jack
turned' to his companion who was 'sitting in
a chair by the iire and said "Art, what do
you think of this storm, do you think it will
hit the coast here ,as badly as it did the coast
above us yesterday?" "Oh, why worry about
the storm. It can't be any worse than
the one ,we had three weeks ago. , Boy!
that was some storm, wasn't it?" replied Art.
"Yeah! but I Wish this storm would let up., I
don't like all this rain andwind we're hav-
ing. The waves are even now crashing up
over. the rocks below us. It won't be long
before it will .be up to the house, if it keeps
On," was his answer as he moved to the door
Doctor Duport was more tha pleased to ex-
amine Sally as this, even to m, was a very
unusual case. The fact that 0 many years
had elapsed and that so many Doctors were
ballled, was enough to entice him.
But, first, Sally must go back to America,
back to the scenes of her childhood, before
the Doctor consented to operate. The opera-
tion was too delicate to be performed in an
In accordance with the Doctor's wishes, the
Oglethorpes traveled back to America. .
Did she remember the ride in Ranny's air-
plane from New York to Oglestown? Air-
plane? Sally didn't even know what it was.
Ranny enthusiastically explained the new
mode of traveling and promised to take her
out riding again as soon as Doctor Duport al-
Doctor Duport had performed the opera-
tion and soon Sally would become acquainted
with all the things that she had known. Be-
fore many days she would be Well enough to
feel that nothing had ever happened.
The only thing that marred the Oglethorpe's
happiness, was, fthe thoughtl that Daddy
Oglethorpe should have been there to help
them celebrate. R- F- '32
and opened it to look out. "Art" crded Jack
as the door was torn from his grasp and
slammed against the house, letting the storm
sweep into the warm room. "Look at the
sea! It's never been that high before. I think
we ought to be getting out of here." "Oh!
don't be a baby" Art replied, as he joined
Jack and helped him shut the door which the
wind and rain were trying to keep open. 'Tm
not! but . . . " his sentence was interrup-
ted by the ringing of the telephone and he
crossed the room and lifted the receiver.
"Hello! What's that? We ought to leave? The
walls have given out? All right! We'll leave,
and We'll stop and tell "Old Man" Nelson on
our way down the beach. Yes. Goodbye!"
"Well, as I said before, 'I'm no baby' but
we've got to leave now. The walk up the
beach has been washed out by the storm
and the water is rushing up on the beach and
even now some of the houses nearest the
water are being flooded. Come! Take what
you want and let's get going. We've got to
stop on our way down and tell that miser,
'fOld Man" to leave. The operator said the
storm might be serious before long and we
had better leave now and get to higher ground
before it reaches its climax and we're washed
TEMPLETON TEMPTER ' 11
out to sea!" So saying he turned, put on his
sllcker, took up some of the things he didn't
want destroyed or lost and then waited until
Art had done the same. Then they went out
into the storm which seemed to be getting
Wilder every minute.
"Old Man" people believed,A41ad a fortune
hidden somewhere in his house, but as he was
suspicious of everyone and spoke to but few
people, no one had ever been inside his house.
He had never let them get that far. Tonight
he was sitting in a corner with his gold before
him counting it. He was so entranced in his
counting that he paid little heed to the storm
without. The lamp which was the only light
in the room except for a little fire in the fire-
place would flicker and threaten to go out as
some of the cold, damp blasts of the storm
found their way into the room.
Suddenly the iain and wind which had
been beating against the building and rat-
tling the windows attracted the man's atten-
tion. He spread his arms over the gold lying
before him and drew it to him although he
saw nothing to disturb him as he lifted his
shaggy head and with shifty suspicious eyes
looked about himg he could not go on count-
ing his money as contentedly as before. He
kept raising his eyes to the door and looking
at the window, which was covered by a black
cloth to keep prying eyes from seeing within,
and he shifted uneasily at the wierd sound of
Turning back to his gold after one of these
interruptions, he started up trembling as he
heard the sound of steps coming down the
beach toward the house. He hurriedly put his
gold back into a tin box and put it under two
rocks before the fireplace.
As the steps continued coming toward the
house "Old Man" trembled more and when
Jack finally hollered to him and asked him to
open the door "Old Man" cried, "You can't
have it! You can't have it."
Above the roar of the storm the boys tried
to tell him they didn't want anything he had
but that he would have to leave the house be-
cause the- waves were rushing over the beach
in angry, destroying sweeps and would soon
be upon them.
When they could not make him understand
Art turned to Jack saying, "We've got to get
him out of there. It won't be long before the
place is flooded." So together they sought a
way of entering the house. They succeeded
with little difficulty and upon entering the
room they saw "Old Man" crouched in a cor-
ner still mutterlng "You can't have it! You
can't have it!", fear showing in his eyes which
stared out from under his shaggy hair. Fur-
ther explanatlons from the boys had no effect
on the man so they advanced toward him de-
termined to get him away from there. As
they moved forward he shrank still farther
into the corner now shouting above the storm.
"I'll never tell you where it is. You can't rob
me! Get out of here! Don't you touch me!
It's mine! Get out!" But they both took hold
of him and by dragging and pushing him
finally got him out of the house and started
up the hill away from the beach, now half
covered with water.
After struggling they succeeded in getting
him up the hill to the place where many
others had gathered to escape from the surg-
ing sea which was now destroying their homes.
Children were crying in fright and women
stood by, some silent, others crying, helpless
to do anything to save their homes.
The storm continued through the night and
as Jack and Art stood silently watching, they
saw their cottage washed from its foundation
by the angry sea surging over the rocks.
Jack turning to Art called above the noise
of the storm, "Do you see 'Old -Man?' I wish
we had kept track of him. The old fool of
a miser ds liable to go back to the house after
his gold." "Well, Jack, we sure had some time
with him. Say! let's go see if we can find
him," and with that they picked their way
among the people, searching for "Old Man."
They searched in vain and when morning
came and the storm had died down disclos-
ing the destruction it had wrought during the
night they still had seen nothing of him.
"Well, what do you think he did, go back to
the house in that storm with all that water
raging on the beach?" asked Art as they
stopped on a rock looking down onto the
beach. "Let's go down to the house and see
if he went down there. I think we will be
able to get there all right. I bet if 'Old Man'
Went last night he was either killed or washed
out to sea but We'11 have a look. I don't be-
lieve he could have made it last night, though."
"All right," replied Jack. "Let's go."
On reaching the house they found the door
torn off and debris all over the place. On
entering they saw the chairs and table over-
turned and half buried in sand and water
but they saw no sign of "Old Man" then so
they went out and Walked along the beach.
Suddenly Jack who was a little ahead of Art
turned, grasped Art's arm and exclaimed,
"Look! It's 'Old Man,' " and they rushed up
"Old Man" was lying with his face half
buried in the sand, dead. Tightly clasped in
his hands was a tin box but the box was
quite empty. On the sands by him they found
a few gold coins of little value.
When Jack and Art left "Old Man" he
slipped away from the group on the hill and
made his way back to the house. When he
13 'rnzvirnafrou -rnmrfrma p
reached the house the water was already knee
deep but he struggled on and went 'in to the
fireplace where he bent and jumbled at the
rocks before it. In a few minutes he arose
with a tin box clasped in his hands and left
the house. When on the beach, he stopped,
opened the box and let his eyes rest in a
hungry manner upon the gold. While he was
standing there an angry wave swept up to
him, knocked him over and at the same time
spilled his treasured gold into the sea. "Old
Man" died in that wave, never .knowing that
the gold he had come back for was lost at the
same time he lost his life. - - I. S. '31
"Hello, Sally, going out this year for
hockey?" called Ruth Morton, Sally Carter's
chum, catching up with her on the way to
"I guess not," answered Sally with an effort
to smile. "Mother's worse and I'm afraid she
needsme more at home than the hockey team
"Oh, Sally, but we need you terribly. You
know Elsie and Marjorie graduated last June
and so we won't have them this year, and
if we lose you-Sally, you simply must go out."
"Ruth, it's'all settled that I can't. I'm sorry,
you realize that because you know how proud
I was to be on the team last year. Mother
wanted me to go out for it but I couldn't leave
her to take care of the house and Bobby and
Jane when she is so ill. But I shall try to
come to most of the games and join in the
cheering." . '
With that Ruth had to be content, because
she knew Sally would stick to her duty, but
she sighed when she thought of the team.
Practice was started. Every afternoon for
a week scores of girls crowded the field. Many
were in hopes of making the team. The in-
structor quickly thinned out the number, mak-
ing two teams of the most promising material.
Sally was not among them. -
The teams settled down to hard work and
progressed rapidly. The first team was chosen
with Ruth Morton as captain. She played
center, and by her ability to put life into
her team, encouraging them, giving them
confidence, and being an example to them by
her wonderful playing, she led them from
one victory to another. .
Every Saturday afternoon Sally managed
to attend the games. She was the most en-
thusiastic rooter in the Lancaster High School
grandstand. Every girl on the team knew and
liked the vlvacious, adorable Sally and were
disappointed when they heard she could not
The season was nearly over and the school
looked forward to the last game of the season
-against Malvern High School. Malvern
High School was an old rival of Lancaster,
and this game would decide the winner of
the State Championship. Malvern had a won-
derful team and, if reports were true, Lan-
caster would certainly have to iight to win.
Saturday dawned bright and clear and the
held was in perfect condition. Sally made her
way to the front of the grandstand which was
already filled with shouting, happy, hilarious
classmates 'and alumni who were waving
school colors, blowing tin wistles and carrying
on good-natured banter with the supporters
of the rival school who were there in full force.
At the referee's whistle the two teams were
off. First one team would gain control of the
puck, only to have it seized by one on the
opposite side. The teams were evenly matched,
or so it seemed at flrst. When the Malvern
team shot a goal, the cheers were deafening.
At the end of the first half the score was flve
to four in favor of Malvern.
Feeling was tense at the- beginning of the
fourth quarter, for during the third period
the rival team had gained two points. mak-
ing the score seven to four. The home
team was tiring. Suddenly everyoneqwas on
his feet, and groans issued from ,the Lan-
caster grandstand. Thelma Burton, one of
the best players, had fallen andspralned her
ankle. The substitute was--well, just a sub-
stltute and everyone knows what ordinary
substitutes are like. The game was almost
over and Malvern was ln- the leadl, "Sally
Carter! Sally Carter!" , , a
Sally looked at a girl who-was-:calling her
name and when she was taken byfzthe arm
and hurried towards the fleld, Sally looked
at her in bewllderment. 3
"The coach wants to see you," shegheard.
It was Sally's opportunity! Her chance to
help her school and to prove that she was not
a quitter, as many had thought when she had
not showed up for practice. She -shook hands
with her opponent and the game continued
while her name was shouted by thgse.ln the
grandstand. , .
The puck whizzed by. With a quick twist
of her wrist she sent it flying towards the
goal. With renewed energy the .team rallied
around her. Quick passwork rewarded them
with a goal. The only way to catch the other
team was to get them confused by quick shoot-
ing and clever passwork. Making a feint to the
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left Sally turned right and started toward
the goal with the puck, eludlng flying legs
and sticks with an ease which was astonish-
ing. Wlth a twist of the stick she sent the
puck flying to the center of the goal. Good
team work with Sal1y's remarkable capacity
for shooting goals resulted in raising the score
from 4 to 7 which tied them with Malvern.
Two minutes to play. The visiting team was
awakening to Sally's ability and they blocked
her every move.
At last she escaped the last guard and
started at top speed for the goal. Malvern,
thinking she had the puck pursued her until
they realized their mistake and turned to fol-
low Ruth who possessed the puck. With all
her strength, Ruth sent the puck to Sally
who then started again for the goal. Just as
the guard was ready to strlke lt, the puck
twisted and went right into the goal. A sec-
ond later the gong sounded which ended the
game. Lancaster had won the State Cham-
"Every evening for half an hour, after Dad
was home to be with mother, I went out and
practiced shooting a puck. You see there
is a small field just behind our home where I
could practice and return in a short time.
Ruth and Dad were the only ones who knew
that I was keeping ln trim, so how did you
ask me to play when you dldn't know what I
was like?" asked Sally turning to the coach
after she had explained to the girls how she
had increased her ability to play hockey.
"Ruth told me to have you take Thelma's
place and I trusted her judgment entirely,"
responded the coach.
Sally hugged Ruth and thanked her for giv-
ing her the chance to show her loyalty to the
school. Outside, the air was ringing with
shouts and cheers for Lancaster High School
and Sally Carter. A. L. B. '31
Because he had been late to the dance, Tom
found himself without a partner. Of course,
there were the usual wall-flowers sitting
around, but they did not appeal to him, so
he wandered off into an adjoining room.
At first glance he thought the room was
empty, but on closer examination he saw that
the chair by the window was occupied.
With a faint sigh he dropped into the oppo-
site seat and glanced at the other guest. To his
surprise he saw a young girl and she seemed
to be quite pretty too. But then, how could
anyone tell until she took off her mask.
"What in the dickens is she doing here all
alone?" he asked himself, but as he was un-
able to flnd a satisfactory answer he proceed-
ed to find out.
"The ball seems to be quite a success, doesn't
it?" he inquired.
"It does," answered the girl in a low voice,
"but I'm not a good judge because I'm a
stranger here and feel quite lost."
"Well, nobody ls supposed to know anybody
else at a masquerade anyhow, is she? I'm
quite all alone too, so Why not dance this with
me and forget we're lonely?"
"Yes, why not?" replied the girl as she rose.
Tom got up also and they went into the ball-
The orchestra had been playing a noisy jazz
piece, but now they were playing a smooth
slow waltz. Tom put his arm around her
waist and as he had expected he found her
very easy to dance with. She was much
smaller than he and he could feel her hair
tickle his chin and he could smell a faint per-
fume. "Funny how all girls have a faint
clinging perfume," he thought to himself, but
it was more delightful than otherwise.
When the music stopped they found them-
selves near the doorway and they could feel
the cool evening breeze coming in.
"That breeze feels nice. Let's go out," sug-
gested Tom and without waiting for an an-
swer he drew the girl outside. '
They wandered out into the garden and
Tom discovered an old bench hidden quite
out of sight of the hall. "Just the thlngln he
thought as he helped the girl to the seat.
"Nice warm night, a beautiful girl! What
more could one desire?" he continued to him-
And to the girl he said, "I thought the eve-
ning was going to be dull, but I was mistaken,
I'm glad to say."
"Don't be too sure" rejoined the girl at his
side. "You don't even know who or what I
Tom thought he could see a smile fllt across
her face but he could not be sure because of
the dim light.
"No, I don't" he replied. "But I'll find out
when it's time to take oil' our masks and until
then I'll take a chance." And with that he
put his arm across the back of her chair. The
girl moved away slightly, but did not seem
displeased so he left it there.
"I prefer sitting out here to dancing ln that
unbearably hot room, don't you?" continued
Tom. The girl agreed and this time, Tom,
growing bolder, put his arm all the way
20 TEMPLETON 'I'EMPTER
"Oh, you mustn't!" she cried, but she let it
remain there just the same.
"Why mustn't I?" whispered Tom as he
drew her closer. He was just going to kiss her
when she jumped up and tore her mask off
with an angry gesture.
"I'll tell you why, Mr. Thomas Ryan," she
exclaimed wrathfully. "You think you're
having a nice little flirtation, don't you? But
you picked on the wrong one this time! You
didn't know it was your own little wife did
you? I know now what you do when you're
supposed to be at your o1Tlce. You go off to
dances and hop ofl' with the first girl that
comes along. No, don't you interrupt me!
You thought you were smart, sneaking away
in that old rig, dldn't you? But I knew you
the minute you came into that room and I
thought here's where I'm going to have some
fun but I guess I got more than I was looking
for. Well, I have found out what my dutiful,
hardworking little hubby does nights. Oh!
I'm so shocked and disgusted I just can't say
a word! Why don't you take off that old'
mask and look a person in the face if you
With that she snatched oif the mask and
then gave a frightened little gasp. It wasn't
her husband. It was an utter stranger who
stood before her.. L. K. P. '31
Schedule Opponents T. H. S.
Conant High ttherel 54 31
Orange ttherel 23 - 43
Alumni 22 33
Worcester Post 13 55
Fitchburg 20 32
Conant High Cherel 37 27
Orange 22 35
Lunenburg ftherel 20 59
Petersham lherel 17 31
Petersham ftherel 17 23
Total 245 369
Our girls' season was a very successful one
this year. Both defeats being by the same
team. Four of the regulars who have played
together will be graduated, leaving quite a
breach but the new material looks very prom-
ising and next year's team should be almost
as fast and good as the old team.
The football season of 1930 did not meet
with success at Templeton High School. The
team consisted of small and light men. Coach
Russo managed to pick a team from the can-
didates who reported.
The opponents for Templeton High School
appeared to be heavier and with more experi-
The Murdock team of Winchendon defeated
Templeton by a score of 27-0.
The second game proved a victory to Cush-
ing Academy Seconds by a score of 19-6.
The third game against strong opposition,
proved a victory for Northbridge. Score: 66-0.
The last game gave the Gardner "Jay Vees"
a decision of 6-0.
Football Letter Men
Dobson iCaptainl Hawkes
Tourtellot iCaptainJ Bailey
F. Stuart Edson
Oja Pease tCaptaln-Elect?
McCrillls Coleman ' ,
The basketball season of 1930-1931 under
Coach Russo proved to be fair for Templeton
High School. A new team had to be organized.
A large number of candidates reported. The
players on the team had never played togeth-
er before but with steady practice the players
were fitted for their suitable positions. Many
of the games were lost with close scores.
Schedule T. H. S. Opponents
Conant High 22 64
New Salem Academy 42 13
Orange 11 27
Alumni 11 17
Worcester Post 18 28
Murdock 20 31
Fitchburg Business College 21 13
Gardner "Jay Vees" 14 20
Murdock 10 26
Conant High 31 14
Orange 21 13
Lunenburg 'T 26
Alumni Kovertlmel 23 21
New Salem Academy 24 30
Total 275 348
Oja fCaptalnJ Bailey tCaptaln-Electl
Bicknell Tourtellot '
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The Juniors and Seniors arranged a game
which was played in the high school gymna-
sium in the afternoon, and proved a hard
fought battle. The Juniors led the Seniors
until the last quarter when the Seniors let
loose with some of their reserve strength and
defeated the Juniors by a score of 15-10.
The second game that took place in the
gymnasium a few days later between the
Freshmen and the Eighth Grade, proved a
victory for the Eighth Grade after a dead-
lock until the closing minutes. Score: 9-4.
The Feshman girls came back to even the
score by defeating the Eighth Grade girls by
a one-sided score.
The Glee Club of the Templeton High School
which is directed by Miss Hamlin has had a
The members of the Glee Club pre-
sented a Thanksgiving entertainment in the
Templeton High School assembly hall on the
6th of November which amused everyone
present. They also gave a Christmas enter-
tainment at the Congregational Church.
At a meeting held on February 19 a sug-
gestion was made to have a school song. The
lack of a school song has made the members
of the Glee Club very enthusiastic and so
they are working very hard to find words to
express the' school's characteristics and the
sentiment they feel towards it. We hope to
receive unanimous approval for the song. The
music is very pretty and the words I am sure
will please and satisfy all.
Atgpresent the Glee Club members are prac-
ticing songs for Commencement Exercises.
L. L. K. '34
' Latin Club
This year the members of the Latin classes
formed a club, the S. P. Q. R., a secret organ-
ization. The purpose of the meetings is to
gain a more thorough knowledge of Roman
life, customs and languageg' to understand
better the practical - and cultural value of
The officers are:
Ponefex Maximus Coleman Bicknell
The two Consuls, Rose Zisk
GIRL'S TRACK MEET
Since the llirst of April the Athletic girls
have been struggling with track practice. The
high school gymnasium is being used until
the outside is more suitable. Mr. White is
So far we have practiced broad jumping,
high jumping, basketball, relay, running and
contests for the number of basketsimade in
one minute. These are enjoyed by all the
We expect to have inter-class contests
after more practice is available.
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Censor Mary Conti
Quaestor Alfred Fournier
Tribunes Alice Silverburg
' Charles Oliver
Aediles-Dorothy Greenwood, Berthe
Garant, Ellen Nykanen, Genevieve
Vachowski, Frederick Joslin, Jo-
In May the club will present a play entitled
"Latin Grammar Speaks." Later in the year
there will be a Roman banquet and celebra-
tion of games with a chariot race for feature
The Freshman Class of 1931 has done very
little in the way of entertainments. A dance
for the students of this class has been men-
tioned but the statement has not been put
into eflect yet.
At the beginning of the year 1930, when the
school session began, this class consisted of
fifty-nine students. At the present time it
consists of fifty-five.
The Freshman of this year are, as most all
other Freshman of the classes that came be-
fore them, very noisy, unable to keepin their
seats and do not seem to understand that
third period ls a study period rather than a
period to ask his nearest neighbor what he or
she did last night.
Two class meetings were held in Room 8,
during which time they elected the following
President Veikko Matllainen
Vice President Ellen Nykanen
Treasurer Charles Oliver
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Secretary Stella Stone 1
Miss Beatrice Hager was appointed as the
class advisor. The class colors chosen are
red and white. The class motto chosen is
"Carpe diem" meaning "Seize the Opportuni-
ty". The class dues were fixed at 3.50 ayear.
'L. K. '34
TO THE FRESHMAN---
On 'to Washington! '
How many of you have ever been to Wash-
ington, to that glorious city where our gov-
ernment is controlled? Not many of you, I
think. How many of you would care to see
the White House, the Capitol, the needle-
like point of the Washington Monument
thrusting itself into the sky? All of you, be-
yond a doubt. What American heart- has not
thrilled at the thought of seeing his country's
seat of government? You all know the an-
If you care to go, why not plan for it? Save
for it? That is the only solution. The alumni
of Templeton have gone. Classes have planned
and worked and saved for such a trip. If
other classes have accomplished this goal so
can we. But we must save.
Before I inish: Think of the things you
would see, Freshmen. The White House, the
Capitol with the House and Senate in session,
perhaps the Washington Monument, the liin-
coln Memorial with the magnificent statue of
Lincoln by French, the Potomac, Potomac
park, Washlngton's ancestral home, and last
but not least, the other buildings of the gov-
ernment and the avenues of the States. Think,
Freshmen, of all this, and make, "On to Wash-
ington!" your slogan all through glorious
days at Templeton High.
On! On! On! to Washington! .-
C. S. O. '34
In September of the years 1929, a class of
freshmen entered the Templeton High School.
Unorganized, diffident and rather "green",
they were seen looking for room so and so.
This soon ceased as an acquaintance began
with teachers and upper classmen.
Soon, after the 'beginning of the regular
routine, a class meeting was called for the
purpose of electing oflicers. The results of
the balloting were as follows:
President Anthony Burnyshifski
Vice President Mildred Bourn
Secretary Mary Conti
Treasurer Gerald Bourn
During their first year the freshmen had dl-
rect charge of no social events, although they
did take part in many. The iirst year soon
came to a close finding us Sophomores, al-
though diminished in members the same
spirit as in the class that entered in 1929. Of-
ficers were soon chosen for their second year.
The results were as follows:
President Roland Woodbury
Vice President Mary Conti
Secretary Genevieve Duquette
Treasurer Dorothy Greenwood
The second social event of the year was
the Sophomore dance, which took place early
in January. It was a very successful evening.
As their second year is drawing to a close
the sophomores have realized that work is
essential for a firm foundation to success.
M. C. '33
President Edwin Dobson
Vice President Paul Pease
Secretary Berthe Garant
Treasurer Genevieve Vachowski
The Junior class has held two class meet-
ings this year. The first one was held Sep-
tember 16, 1930 to elect a committee for se-
lecting class rings. The following members
were chosen: Edwin Dobson, Warren Tourtel-
lot, Rose Fahey, and Berthe Garant. Miss
Guard was chosen as class advisor. On Octo-
ber 6, 1930 the class met once more to decide
upon the rings. The ones chosen were of
yellow gold, with a black onyx background on
which was an old English "T", Just above
and below the letter were the words "High
School." On one shank was "19" and on the
The class has not had any dance this year,
but it is looking forward to the Junior Prom
which will be held in Fraternity Hall some-
time in the spring.
All students have taken an active part in
sports this year but this seems to apply espe-
cially to the members of the class of '32.
Nearly all who went out for either football
or basketball made the team, which makes us
very proud. We hope that they will keep up
the good work, in the end "Sportsmanship"
leads to "Goodfellowship" and that is but a
step to "Success."
B. G. '32
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President Roger Brook
Vice President Arthur Cal-11
Secretary Elizabeth Saunders
Treasurer Iva Smith
A class meeting was held early in October
to elect a dance committee for the Hallowe'en
dance, which was held in the Assembly Hall
on Friday evening, October. 31. The music
was furnished by Park's orchestra of Win-
chendon, and the dance proved a great suc-
The next class meeting was held to elect a
committee for selecting class pins and also a
committee to select a number of plays.
Our class has the honor of being the first
to have its play chosen before the Thanks-
giving recess. The play, "So This Is London"
was selected with Miss Giles as director.
The pins which were received early in No-
vember are very different from those of other
classes. They have the cut-out "T" as a back-
ground with "Templeton" and "H, S." written
out on the shield, and a lightning guard of
black enamel with numerals, 1931, in gold.
A Christmas party, in charge of the Senior
class, was held in the Assembly hall, Friday
afternoon, December 19. The story "Why the
Chimes Rang" was read and songs were sung
by the student body after which there was
The sleigh ride which was scheduled for
January 24 was suddenly brought to an end
by the unexpected vacation upon the outbreak
of scarlet fever. Thanking Warren for our
vacation we sent him a basket of fruit.
E. J. '31
To Templeton High
Here's to you Templeton High! As a timid
group we entered school four years ago. We
thought school was terrible, the lessons un-
reasonable and we were all happy when Fri-
day night came-but then Monday morning
came and with heavy hearts We trudged back
again to take up the hated burden again. Thus
-almost four years passed and now we are
getting ready to leave T. H. S. We are all
happy and busy in preparing for the Senior
play, Class Day and other activities of grad-
uation, but underneath that happiness is a
sadness at the thought of leaving our friends,
studies and the happy-go-lucky school life.
Until these last all too few weeks before grad-
uation we have never realized how much it
meant to us to enjoy the comradeship of our
friends: to take part in school activities and
even our once hated subjects become objects
with which we hate to part. As the necessity
of leaving school and going out into the world
stares us in the face, we look back with heavy
hearts at the memories of the glorious days
at T. H. S. So take warning underclassmen
and enjoy each and every minute. You may
jeer and say "Huh" but wait 'til'it's time for
you to graduate and see if I am so very wrong.
Every cloud must have a silver lining and the
lining to this cloud seems to be the memories
which no one can take away and the Alumni
banquets to be looked forward to. So-fare-
well-T. H. S. and thank you for four wonder-
ful years! Q D. C. '31
The Senior Play
"So This Is London"
By Arthur Goodrich
Cast of Characters
Hiram Draper, Jr. fcalled J uniorl Roger Brook
Elinor Beauchamp Lahja Penttlnen
Lady Amy Ducksworth Annie Beagarie
Hiram Draper, Sr. Coleman Bicknell
Mrs. Hiram Draper Dorothy Cochran
A Fllmky at the Ritz Olavl Oja
Sir Percy Beauchamp Arthur Carll
Alfred Honeycutt Fremont Stuart
Lady Beauchamp Dorothy' Piercy
Thomas, a butler Warren McCrlllis
Jennings, Lady Ducksworth's butler, Olavi Oja
The customary Senior play, one of the at-
tractions of the school year, "So This'Is Lon-
don" was presented after much hard work to
two very appreciative audiences. It was a
tremendous success. The cast was Well cho-
sen and after much hard work and training
achieved an easy manner. The presentations
were April 8, Grange hall, Templeton and
April 10, Fraternity Hall, Baldwinsville. With
the profits realized the class plans to go to
Boston for a last good time together and the
remainder will go to a gift fund for T. H. S.
D. C. '31
The polls are closed and by their votes the
pupils of our high school have attributed cer-
tain characterlstics to various individuals.
The Editor-in-Chief of this paper has em-
ployed eminent legal counsel and is prepared
to defend any suits for slander which may
arise from the publication of the following
Johnny McLeod is taller than Woodbury by
one vote or a couple of hairs, but for large
pedal extremities Woodbury wins by several
sizes. The most altitudinous girl is Mlrlnda
Tucker, but Mirinda is more of a Cinderella
than Dorothy Greenwood. Henry Denis is in
a class by himself for height and McCrillis is
the heavyweight. Ruth Lawrence is shorter
than Dorothy Prescott, but for Weight Alice
Adams has no competitors. Henry Denis is
senior Play, "so
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the champion light-weight, though he has
more flesh on his bones than Camden. Hazel
Piercy doesn't need to diet to reduce so it is
not overweight that causes her to appear the
The votes for handsomest boy were widely
distributed, but the final counting gave Carll
two more than Bicknell with Oliver and Jos-
lin crowding hard for additional places.
Among the many pretty girls the race was
close with Eloise Saveall finishing first, Annie
Beagarie second, and Gertrude Rahlkka third.
The most studious boy is said to be Bick-
nell with Camden and Tom Kasper at the
bottom of the list. Berthe Garant is more
studious than Nellie Maloy according to the
ballot. Peter Kasper makes more noise than
John McLeod and Mary Contiis not as noisy
as Dorothy Knower. John Yurkus is the
quietest boy imaginable, even quieter than
Matilainen, and Mildred Thayer is the antith-
esis of Dorothy Knower.
Cole Bicknell is the most popular boy and
Betty Saunders the most popular, girl with
Lody Koldys and Iva Smith tied for second
place, with nearly as many votes. Roger
Brook is the Beau Brummel of the school and
Eloise Saveall has the most "glad rags", being
seconded by Lody Koldys. LaFarr most needs
a hair-cut while Henry Peabody waits. Doro-
thy Knower is most bereft of tresses.
Peter Kasper is adjudged the greatest pest
to teachers and at the same time has been
called the teachers' pet. Mildred Fales is
teachers' pest and is tied with Dorothy Coch-
ran as pet. Coleman Bicknell is not only the
best boy athlete but most brilliant, being
seconded in the former by Oja and in the lat-
ter by Matilainen. Iva Smith has more votes
as athlete than Betty Saunders and Berthe
Garant is most brilliant, and while she is in
love, she is not smitten as forcibly at Katy
Greene. Moonbeams shine more directly on
Pease than on Dobson. Bicknell is the "Sun-
ny Jim" with McLeod practically a twin. Iva
Smith sees the bright side of things and Mary
Conti can also keep her disposition sweet.
For snappy comebacks Dorothy Cochran
has the edgeon Betty Saunders and Clifford
Webber is never at a loss for an appropriate
answer. Cyganiewicz and Pee-wee Gleason
are both accused of being bluffs and for the
girls Mary Conti can put up a good front.
Several of the boys were short-changed on
disposition and Shepardson-leads the list with
Carll and Peabody tied for second place. Ruth
Lawrence is voted the crabbiest girl and she
is also awarded the largest lunch box with
Mary Conti a hearty second. Katy Greene is
most collegiate and her penmanshlp is second
only to that of Alice Silverberg who should
teach Ruth Lawrence to write. Eloise Saveall
is likewise collegiate and excels as a dancer.
Bicknell is most collegiate, Brook neatest ap-
pearing and Valiton's terpsichorean splendor
is eclipsed only by that of Dobson.
Charles Oliver and Tony Yurkus are excel-
lent penmen. Brook was adjudged the poor-
est writer, but those who voted for him had
never seen O'Brien's hieroglyphics. O'Brien
undeniably talks most, which is plenty, and
should take a lesson from Johnny Yurkus or
Matila-inen who have little or nothing to say.
Mary Conti and Dorothy Cochran are both
loquacious, but Mildred Thayer never speaks
without being spoken to and Gertrude Rahik-
ka and Helga Kangas are noted for their
taciturnity. Lody Koldys and Olave Oja are
most graceful while the clumsiest boy is
Johnny McLeod whose understudy is Assistant
Professor Ford of the Science Department.
X. Y. Z.
The Senior Play, "So This Is London"
The Senior play,"'So This Is London" pre-
sented by the Class of 1931 was acted in such
an easy and efficient manner that I feel they
should be congratulated very highly and a
space taken up in the school paper showing
I, as a graduate, have always felt, as most
naturally we all do, that my class play was
the best, until I saw "So This Is London." My
play, although being a non-royalty play, went
over big and I thought we had made money
until I learned 1931 could give a royalty play
and make the money they did. I say-"Hats
Off" to them. They certainly did not make a
mistake when they selected their play.
The American family, "The Drapers" played
by Cole Bicknell, Dorothy Cochran and Roger
Brook was acted out to perfection. Their man-
ner of dress and slang would be hard to du-
plicate. They showed us that Americans cer-
tainly have got "IT" all over the English.
The English "Beauchamps" skillfully acted
by Arthur Carll, Dorothy Piercy and Lahja
Penttinen should be more than merely men-
tioned. The characters were hard to portray
and the easy manner in which it was done
speaks for itself.
Annie Beagarie as Lady Ducksworth was a
typical combination of English refinement
and American slang: and as a successful
matchmaker brought the two families to-
gether in an amusing manner.
The typical English business man, Alfred
Honeycutt, with derby and "misplaced eye-
brow" was none other than Fremont Stuart
who certainly did justice to the part he
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The butlers, Olavl Oja and Warren McCril-
lis, though mentioned last are not least. They
played the part without even a "grin."
It was not only an unusual play but one
deep and difficult to be produced with ease by
amateurs. The wonderful manner in which
it was presented reflects largely on the hard
and tireless work of a most perfect coach.
Roger and Lahja, you were perfect lovers.
"Dot"-Watch out for your foot next time.
"Bick"-You chew gum to perfection.
Annie-You were divine.
"Art" 8z "Dot"-You deserve a gold medal.
Fremont-Lend us your derby and easy
Warren Sa Olavi-You are engaged to wait
on T. H. S. for life.
I will close hoping this article has done
justice to the perfect production of "So This
I congratulate you, Class of 1931!
What Would Happen lf:
Genevieve was a coin instead of a Duquette.
Marie was Quiet instead of a Wigler.
Irene was a Martel instead of a Burpee.
Elizabeth was a Poorman instead of a Rich-
Gerald was Dead instead of Bourn.
Bartlett was a Skipper instead of a Stuart.
Dorothy was a Redstone instead of a Green-
Florence was a Carter instead of a Wheeler
Marion was a Mason instead of a Carpen-
Juliette was a Waitress instead of a Butler.
Everyone had A in conduct. '
Ida Karols missed school.
Rollen Woodbury came down from his stilts.
Richard O'Brlen didn't have freckles and
Donald Walton did.
Lody Koldys Wasn't with Seniors and Mary
Alice O'Brien was a blond and Stella Stone
Henry Denis as jumping center on our foot-
Ellen Nykanen flunked an exam.
Veikko Matilainen was seen courting a girl.
Bernice was short, fat, and funny.
Dibby didn't go up the Y Winchendon road
The school called Mr. Stinson "Dad" instead
Betty Saunders got to school at 8 o'clock.
Winifred Parker got to bed early.
Ruth Pierce should become bashful.
The Gautreaus would stop laughing.
DID YOU KNOW
Among the list of slangy expressions re-
turning to Templeton High School is one,
"Oh My Cow." It reoriginated when two girls
of the basketball team returned from Gardner
with a farmer who has a small dairy ffarml
business. The effects of this odorous ride
were serious to those two individuals causing
a slight illness. Rather white and wretched,
the girls dressed for a game that evening,
with no supper and minus some previous
meal. But with the remaining members to
cheer them on by shouting, "Oh My Cow"
they Won a decided victory, which proves that
nature's healthy odors have some effect on
E. T. '32
I NEVER KNEW
I never knew that Lincoln was famous,
That the French call their women "Ma-
dame" I '
And that' Great Napoleon crowned himself,
At the famous Notre Dame.
I never knew and never dreamed,
"Dolly" Madison in her day was the fairest:
,And that Lindbergh married "the only one,"
Because to millions she Was an heiress.
I never knew and above all things
Would you ever think they would execute
Well, they did in France sometime ago,
I know it's true 'cause they've told us so.
Louis XVI was the unfortunate one,
And his wife Marie Antoinette.
Now here and there I hear people say,
"I'm glad Massachusetts is 'Wet'."
Disraeli at one time was Eng1and's prime
He wore a red bow on each shoe.
He replied to many of Gladstone's speeches,
Another "I never knew".
Here and there I gather "slowly but surely"
The things that I never knew.
And I know some day, Ifll be proud to Say.
"The things I don't know are few."
. K. A. G. '31
Iam not so very big,
So I haven't much to say.-
But I do wish you all, .
A happy Graduation Day.
By M. J. K. '34
28 TEMPLETON '
THE SOUNDS OF NIGHT
The dusk was softly falling
The birds had ceased their calling
The moon was swiftly climbing
High up into the sky
Then out came the owls for their evening
Awakening the world with their shrleks and
As the moon climbed higher and higher.
E. L. '34
THE LI'I'I'LE OLD FLIVVER
Apologies to Eugene Field
The little old ilivver is covered with dust
Where in the shed it stands:
The little old hom is hoarse with rust
And it's forgotten by human hands.
Time was when the little old Ford was new,
And the horn was passing fair,
And that was the time when last it blew,
And still it's standing there!
"Now there you'll stay 'til you're sold," I said
"And you won't make any noise."
So, skipping olT to the new car shed
I took a ride with the boys.
And to express our joy we sang a song
As up the hills we flew
Oh, the miles are many and the miles are long
But still that car looks new.
Ay, faithful to me that little Ford stands,
Still in the same old place.
Awaiting the touch of the mechanic's hands
Or the smile of a junk man's face:
And I wonder as waiting the long night
In the dust of this rickety chair,
Oh, what will happen when the bills are due
And I've not a cent to spare.
L. K. P. '31
Just think when you are lonely
That your smiles are not in vain,
So smile my dear when the sun shines,
And smile when e'er it rains.
And every time you feel blue-smile,
You'll flnd lt worth your while.
How can you be gay
On any sort of day
If you forget to smile?
So smile, just smile
You'll fmd it worth your while.
If you wear a face
Wreathed in smiles every day
You'll find your place,
No matter what the way.
A SUMMER TWILIGHT
The gathering shadows were hurrying by,
As the sun sank slowly in crlmsoned skies,
The stars sparkled forth, ln a silvery light
And the old moon glimmered all thru' the
The whippoorwill's song rang loud and clear,
And the chorus of frogs in the swamp
And I heard in the distance a mournful cry,
That ended in a sad and trailing sigh.
The nodding daisies felt the falling dew,
And the breeze of the wind as it softly blew.
And the streamlet that murmurs a dreamy
Made rippling waves in the light of the
S. P. '34
NIGHT IN BALDWIN SVILLE
Here we have no ordinary nights:
Darkness sklms forward drenched in power
And wheeling mysteriously
Hurls blackness like awhlrllng dervish
Conjurs heathen prayers.
Graveyards grow dejected tombstones
That lean askew,
Letting a cold moon shine slantingly upon
Cottages chlselled out of the sky-
Stark and strong
With blurs of white chimney smoke
Inert and ghostly-
As though pins had fastened them to die,
Stare solemnly at the stars as if-
To guard their secrets
From the prying eyes of night.
D. P. C. '31
Golden sunset moulds the earth,
Woodland blessed with shaded gownsg-
Shades of sadness, wisdom, mirth
Caught in webs of autumn mounds.
Winds of autumn fling the leaves
From the woodlands shaded SOWIISL-
Sunset floods the earth and trees f
Evening calls the straying hounds.
I. I. A. '31
I hate to study history,
I oft complain to mother..
To me, it is a mystery
But not so to my brother.
My brother he would just enjoy
A tale of brutal fighting,
For he is all that is a boy
With love for arms and knighting.
I. I. A. '31
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Berthe Garant on her way to school-alone.
"Dot" Cochran not being spoken to for one
period by Miss Stinson.
Back hall empty at noon and recess.
Walton not smiling.
Miss Stinson dismissing room 7 immediately.
Brook not wandering around for one period.
Peabody getting to school on time at noon
for a week.
Iva hating the boys.
Mr. Stinson with steel plugs in his heels.
Miss Giles saying, "Come on there youse
guys sit down and stay there."
Luther Coleman looking serious.
Alice Adams thru' a magnifying glass.
Miss Guard not kidding Tourtellot.
T. H. S. girls and boys all wearing rubber
The girls basketball team next year and of
course the boys.
Roger Brook untldy.
Olavi. Oja captain of a football team at No-
Miss Stinson giving passes to the library.
Arthur Hawkes as the tovcm shlek.
Ruth Pierce not complaining about assign-
Henry Peabody racing 90 yards for a touch-
A chance to get near one of the radiators
No one late or absent.
The school nurse not interrupting exams.
Berthe Garant talking back to the teach-
ers and L. Graves and Bicknell not.
Winifred Parker not borrowing nickels and
having her books closed in a test.-
Dobson leaving the mules alone.
MacLeod wearing No. 2's.
Anna Yurkus minus her giggle.
Brook with a senior girl.
Elma Santa changing a "blow out."
Paul Pease singing love songs.
Enid Spaulding lonesome.
C. Bicknell without an answer.
Stephen Rafla getting acquainted.
Donald Ketunian surrounded by flappers.
B. Smith keeping his eyes straight ahead
The right one getting the blame 6th period.
Having heat in Room 7 on a cold day.
Henry Denis a slx-footer.
A little flame
that rapidly spreads
but soon dies,
leaving a scar
on someone. I. I. A. '31
To Whom it Ought to
People are always talking about "Safety
First." But how many people really practice
what they preach? Not very many. The town
of Baldwinsvllle ought to wake up to the fact
that the lives of many school children are en-
dangered while crossing the streets at the
Narrangansett House corner and at the cor-
ner of Maple and South Main streets.
For many years there have been no mis-
fortunes-no lives lost. But there is always
the first-and who knows when it may hap-
pen, and whose child it may be? Why not
insure the lives of your children and your fu-
ture happlness by having someone at those
places to help the children cross the streets
safely? Why wait until someone is killed be-
fore protecting the children at the time of
going to and from school at these crossings?
Think it over.
The armchair sagged in the middle,
The shades were pulled just so:
The family had retired
And the reading lamp burned low.
There came a yawn from the armchair,
The clock was half past two.
When the Freshman slammed down his
With a thankful, "Well, I'm through."
G. R. '34
IF WE KNEW
If we knew what friends who greet us
With a cordial look and tone,
And who give us warmest welcome
Say about us when we're goneg
If we only knew their feelings
When perhaps they see us come,
Or their joy at our departure
Don't you think we'd stay at home?
If you only knew the lover
Who ln you has met his fate,
Tells another that same story
Down beside the pasture gateg
If you met him walking slowly
Through the fields where daisies grow,
And you knew where he was going,
Don't you think you'd let him go?
If you knew the faithful sweetheart
Who has sworn she will be true,
Swears the same -thing to another,
Don't you think that you'd swear too?
If you chanced to see her strolling,
Bright and gay, and all heart whole
With the other in the twilight,
Don't you think you'd let her stroll?
' R. Z. '31
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"Oh, Dibbyg" screamed Katy who was driv-
ing the car, "the Ford is running away!"
'fCan't you stop it?" asked the worried
' "No." .
"Well, then see if you can't hit something
"What letter comes after 'h'?" demanded
Miss Guard of Tourtellot.
"I.don't know," was the reply.
"Well, what have I on each side of my
"Looks like powder," replied Tourtellot.
Buddy Saveall: "I knew you -were coming
Eloise's Beau: "Who told you?"
Buddy Saveall: "Nobody told me, but I saw
my sister take your picture out of the bureau
drawer and put it on the piano."
First Freshman: "Have you heard the
Scotch football yell?"
Second Freshman: "What is lt?"
First Freshman: "Get that quarterback!
Get that quarterback! "
A small boy picked up a purring cat and
exclaimed, "Oh, brother, that cat has his mo-
tor on." ,
One day Anna said: "Mother, I want to go
out to catch butteriiiesf' "What do you want
to do with the butterflies?" asked the moth-
er. "I want to pick out the flies and eat the
butter," Anna replied. '
Patient: "I. called to see if the doctor
couldn't give me something for my tonsilsf'
Nurse: 'fSorry, sir, but the doctor never
Teacher: "If the earth travels around the
sun, Fred, what travels around the earth?"
Fred: "Tramps" I
A few days ago there was company in a
certain household in East Templeton. The
visitor was discussinga girl of sixteen and
said, "Are you on the second Honor Roll in
"Ha, ha, ha," laughed her brother, "why
she ain't even on the Hrst one yet."
Mother told us to be good while she dressed
the turkey for the dinner.
Sister aged four said, "Mama, put my best
hat and coat on it."
Studying connotations in senior English,
Miss Giles gave us "Dreamy Eyes." "Oh Gee",
said Bicknell, "I could write a paragraph on
"Say, did you hear about the iight on the
bus last night?"
"No, tell us."
"The driver punched two tickets!"
Musician: "I know a girl who plays piano by
Non-Musician: "That's nothing, I know a
man who flddles with his whiskers."
"Some men thirst after fame, some after
love, and some after money."
"I know something that all thirst after."
"Whatis that?" P
"Salted almonds." I '
Mother: "Come, Bobby, and kiss Aunt
Bobby: "Why, ma, I'haven't done nothing."
Pat: "Ml. Mike, do you believe in here-
Mike: "Yes, I do." V
Pat: "Well, Mr. Mike, do you remember that
32.00 you borrowed last week?"
Mike: "Uh, Uh."
Pat: "Well, that's what I'm here-after."
Teacher: "Use the word "Egypt" in a sen-
Pupil: "I paid a grocer and he gave me the
change but E-gypt me."
Teacher: "Robert, I saw you put a package
of cigarettes in your pocket. Give them to
me at once."
Bobby: "Here y'are, Miss Grimm. I'd have
oifered 'em to you before only I didn't know
you smoked." '
In English Grammar Class-
Teacher: "What are brackets used for?"
Pupil: "To hold up shelves." .
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Mr. Russo: "What made it stay on top of
Webber: "Because it Boats."
Customer: "What leather makes, the best
Salesman: "I don't know, but banana skins
make the best slippers."
-1"Why can you never expect ea fisherman to
"Because his business makes him sell fish
lselfishl. " -
Mr. R.: "Let's go to California in our fliv-
Mrs. R.: "It's too far." .
Mr. R.: "Why so? These peaches came all
the way from California in a tin can."
Literature might have been different if:
1. Cleopatra had worn long skirts.
2. Caesar had recovered after having been
put on the spot.
3. Shakespeare had married a woman his
4. King Arthur had found the Holy Grail.
5. Queen Elizabeth had Walked through the
mud iinstead of soiling Raleigh's coat.l
6. Napoleon had had a plane and a pilot for
a non-stop-flight from St. Helena to Paris.
7. Rudyard Kipling hadn't been so enthu-
siastic in his praise of the American girl.
8. If William Shakespeare had never been
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CLASS OF4 1930 R -
Frank Conti is attending the N. E. School
of Accounting, Worcester.
Clarence Dobson and Bernard Rubino are
attending Vermont University.
Yvonne Moreau is taking a course at Fitch-
R. Lincoln Stone is attending Worcester
Alsander Lufkin is working in East Orange,
Raymond Gautreau is employed by the
Florence Stove Company, Gardner. .
Paul Kauppinen is attending Cushing
Academy, Ashburnham. A' '
Arthur Rich is attending Worcester Boys
William Ronnie is at home.
Milton Turney is employed in Connecticut.
Clifford Webber is taking a P. G. course at
Templeton High School.
Hannes Matilainen is at home.
John Yurkus is at home.
Helen Fliss and Marjorie Pervier are taking
courses at the Gardner School of Commerce.
Mildred Jones is at home.
Celia Kozloski is employed in Greenfield.
Elizabeth Ladeau is employed in the Haw-
ley's Insurance oflice.
Gaynell Mellon is employed as bookkeeper
at the Waite Chair Shop.
Alice Miller is at home.
Genevieve Moreau is a clerk at Allen Drug
Catherine Sanders is working in Florida.
Madalyn Saveall is a telephone operator at
Vieno Seppelin is employed in New York.
Mildred Stevens is at home. -
Gertrude Shepardson is attending Boston
Toini Walinen is working in New York.
E. S. '31
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We have the following school papers with
us and we wish to comment:
'.'The Argus", Gardner High School, Gardner,
Mass.-Your magazine is a great success!
Your stories are very amusing and Well-writ-
ten and deserve to be complimented. Your
literary department is fine and your jokes are
"The Little Red Schoolhouse," Athol High
School, Athol, Mass.-Your weekly paper con-
tains many interesting articles of both school
and national news. It is interesting to know
that you have an annual Prize Speaking Con-
test. Your jokes are present ln quantity and
quality, but where are your illustrations? Al-
low me- '
Student iduring a quizl: "Can we figure on
the back of our paper?"
Teacher: "Yes, on the back, in the margin
or in your head-anywhere that there's a va-
"Red and Gray", Fitchburg High School,
Fitchburg, Mass.-You have a fine magazine,
including many good original jokes, and par-
ticularly well-versed editorials and essays. We
would like more short stories. Your illustra-
tions are clever and show talent. A
"Justice without wisdom is impossible."-
"The Clarion", Arlington High School, Ar-
lington, Mass.-Your paper is certainly some-
thing to be proud of. Your Literary and Poe-
try departments are exceptional. Your Re-
views are both interesting and educational.
"The Diarist" is an enviable idea. We con-
gratulate you on things like this-
A Day Dreams
Have you ever in the warm still summer
Sat and dreamed the day away?
Or built fine castles in the air
When you should have been at play?
And you wouldn't-not for anyone-
Have breathed them to a soul:
But you wove them all together
'Til they made a perfect whole?
A. L. B. '31
Our little book is now complete,
We hope you think it can't be beat,
And if you do, we know you've won
From the columns lots of fun.
We have a few essays, stories and jokes
Which should please all the folks,
Together with our editorials and the rest.
We have tried to do and make them the
The contributions we adore
And will remember forever more.
And now we wish to revlew -
Our regret to say adieu.
E. J. '31
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Quality Merchandise at Popular Prices.
Hart Schaffner Sz Marx Suits
Bostonian Shoes W
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Rival Goods Store I
Templeton Otter Riwfer, Mass.
Baldwinville News Store Compliments of
Bank Building Harry S. Aldrich
Candy, Ice Cream, Soda Contract Mason and Plaster
Cigars, Magazines, and Chimneys a Specialty
DIY Gfwds . . Box 72 East Templeton
Edgewater, Inc. CHILDREN
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East Templeton, Mass.
Davis Hardware Co.
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Pierre's Barber Shop
Gardner Trust Building
Mollie's Hat Shop '
Hats, Hosiery and Gifts
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while principle upon which to base the
success of 'our business.
At our store you will find a wide-
selection of the standard and popular
brands of merchandise and Wearing
apparel for High School Boys and
GARDNERPS GREATEST STORE
Gardner Bakery Shop
Bread, Cake and Pastries
Fresh Every Day
5 West Lynde St. Tel. 651-M
Hunter's Filling Station
Gulf Gas - Oil 85 Greases
Cigars and Candy
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The Editorial Board
Express Their Thanks to
Advertisers in this Issue
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