Thayer Academy - Black and Orange Yearbook (Braintree, MA)
- Class of 1928
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
HON. ASA PALMER FRENCH, President, Randolph.
HON. LOUIS ADAMS FROTHINOHAM, North Easton.
EVERETT STARR LITCHFIELD, Esquire, Treasurer, Brookline
NIERTON LESLIE EMERSON, Esquire, Braintree.
PERLEY ERNEST BARBOLR, Esquire, Quincy.
S. WILEY XYAKEMAN, Esquire, Quincy.
This year marks the seventh anniversary of the 'tBlack and Orange" in the
annals of the Thayer Academy. The class of 1928 records with deep apprecia-
tion the untiring guidance of tl1c faculty, thc loyalty of the staff members in the
fulfillment of their duties, and the universal support of the student body, without
which this seventh volume, compiled to the best of our abilities, could not have
We are also greatly indebted to those who have so generously subscribed
the advertisements which are found upon these pages, for the material success
of our annual depends upon the vital aid of our advertisers. lYe earnestly hope
that they will be duly rewarded for their kindness and generosity.
We trust as you scan these pages in the years to come that this book will
serve to recall the many pleasures shared with us within the walls and upon the
campus of our beloved school. As we now are about to depart, one by one, each
pursuing his own course, may this book ever be a tie to bind our hearts together
in loving remembrance of Thayer Academy, 1928.
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MARY LAVINIA BRISCOE, A.B.
Texas State College for Women
GRACE LOUISE BURKE, A.B.
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PAULINE WENDELL CHELLIS
Boston School of Physical Education
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Carleton College and University of IVisconsin
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Bowdoin College and Harvard University
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LOUISE ELIZABETH HOEH, AB., Ed.M.
Boston University and Harvard University
MRS. GEORGE YATES KELLS
New England Conservatory of Music
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On Saturday afternoon, June eighteenth, on the Academy lawn, was given
the Semi-Centennial Pageant, in which the entire school participated. The
pageant was divided into two distinct parts: first, a series of episodes in the life
of General Sylvanus Thayer, showing his relation to education, and second, the
symbolic representation of the various departments giving an insight into the
Thayer of Today. Thus it was purposed to show the tradition upon which the
Academy was founded and the richness of the heritage which is its cherished
In the prologue, Youth, impersonated by Carlisle Abell, is drawn from the
midst of a care-free and irresponsible dance by the Spirit of Education, Viekery
Hubbard. in order
"To ope his eyes, new blinded, to the Light
Of Opportunity cmd Privilege rare,
Unfold the Past, reveal the Preserit's'eall,
And give to him the Future's golden hey."
As they watch the pageant proceed, the Spirit of Education interprets to Youth
the meaning of the different episodes.
In the first episode, in part one of the pageant, Youth sees Sylvanus Thayer
as school master in a district school 'tamid New Hampshire hills in early days"
surrounded by young children Hgathered there to learn of him." The first part
of the second episode occurs at Dartmouth College at the time of Commencement
in 1807 when Sylvanus Thayer as he is about to serve as valedictorian of his
class, receives his appointment to West Point. Scene two of this episode pictures
the activity of the civil engineers of the Thayer School of Civil Engineering
which General Thayer gave to Dartmouth in 1867.
"And now a school to special training lent
Bears there his name, and forth its students sends."
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Youth next sees Sylvanus Thayer at West Point in 1817, giving the call to the
cadets. He has been appointed Superintendent of the Academy, and is straight-
ening out a disorganized school for:
"-When West Point was in her sorcst need,
She called him forth, the greatest of her sons,
To come to build up ufhat had fallen down,
And raise a structure worthy of the name."
Again NVesti Point is shown to Youth when, in 1883, a magnificent statue of
General Thayer is presented to the Military Academy by General Cullum. of the
Class of 1833 and accepted by General Merritt, Superintendent,--"a monument
reared in loving gratitude to the 'Father of the Military Academy., ll Episode
Four commemorates the establishment by General Thayer of a public library in
Braintree and the provision made in his will Htor thc purpose of appropriating a
sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars to be used for the purchase of a piece
of land in Braintree, and for the erection of an edifice or edifices thereon, suit-
able for an academy in which young persons ot both the male and female sex
shall be educated." Thus Scholarship, Service, Loyalty, and Obedience form the
cornerstone of the Thayer Academy. The first part of the pageant is over and
the Spirit of Education speaks to General Thayer:
f'Your zworlc is done. Nou' may we show you here
What has been urought of all you left in trust.
From its beginning much has come to pass,
The fruit of that small seerl you planted long ago."
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Part Two of the pageant is preceded by a procession of alumni of the Acad-
emy concluding with a group from the class of 1927. The first department to
be represented in the Thayer of Today is Latin. The Spirit of the Classics enters
who Hyvould sing of a race that is gone, who yet in passing left to all peoples alike
its treasure of language and storyf' Then there appear to Youth the students
impersonating Latin words, the instruments, succeeded hy the triumph of Caesar,
a gay procession, led by the conqueror himself on a prancing steed, next is seen
Cicero before the Senate, and then Virgil watches, at one side, the famous flight
Qfroin TroyfAencas leading his son, and carrying Anchises on his shoulders. A
scene from Gocthels t'Hermann und Dorothea" is enacted by the students of Ger-
man, and The Spirit of France gives her message to Youth. Corneille, Racine,
and Moliere appear at her call. The Spirit of English now commands the stage
and summons Composition and Fiction, Drama, Essay, Oration and Poetry, as
represented by Dickens, Shakespeare, Johnson, Webster, and the Goddess Poetry,
to convey their message to Youth. The yvonders of Science are revealed in a
rainbow dance demonstrating the colors of the spectrum. And now to Youth is
opened the Algebra Book-from which tumble forth the many symbols who show
"the way they do behave"--followed closely by her sister, Geometry, represented
by the formation of geometric figures. Old Father Time appears, as History, to
survey the Ancient people, represented by maidens in Creek costume, the Medi-
eval, represented by a knight leaving for the tournament, and the Moderns, show-
ing most recent progress as they pass before him. Then Euterpe, the Lyric
Muse, gives forth her music in sweet song, and Pan plays to the wood nymphs.
Last to reveal herself to Youth is Physical Education. Health gives her message.
setting forth the ideals of Physical Education and their representation in school
Finally all reappear and, led by the Spirit of Education accompanied by
Youth, disappear into the walls of Thayer, leaving behind in the last words to
General Thayer the school's appreciation of the past and its hope for the future-
the richness of the heritage and the responsibility of the gift-
"The torch you lighted may irc carry on!
Those who receive must also frccly give,
.May ire together omrrzrd tczlrc our tray
To great achfcrcmcnt, faithful to our trust."
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History of Class l
Six long years have passed since we entered Thayer as the second sixth
class of the Academy. How small we seemed as we gazed with awe at the
Seniors and how we looked forward to 1928 when we should be looking down
upon those freshmen just entering! Then, with Miss Porter to guide us on the
first lap of our journey, we started ' the r'oad"to't'Kn'o'wledge.' tVe'publislred'
twice a class magazine, the HNow and Then,'l and also presented three scenes
from Dickens, 'fChristmas Carol."
The next year saw us, no longer 'Preps," well started toward making a name
for ourselves at Thaye1'. Pupils from many different schools came to join our
class, swelling our ranks. We proved our worth as scholars by a long honor roll.
The athletic field next absorbed our attention, both girls and boys reporting for
afternoon practice at hockey and football respectively.
We continued to work hard with the result that, at the end of our third year,
two of our classmates won prizes: Katherine MacKinnon, the Lincoln Essay
Medallion, and Barbara Ellis, the Phoebe Lee Hosmer Prize for French. Also
the Senior Middle Dramatics was opened to our class and Steven Scudder repre-
sented us well.
Last year when we assumed the responsibilities of full fledged upper class-
men, our earlier days seemed very far away indeed. We gave our Senior Nliddle
Reception which, without a doubt, was the finest ever given. Then, too, we pre-
sented our play 'tThe Goose Hangs High," which was a great success.
Now, we have reached the last lap of our travels at Thayer. The girls have
won the hockey championship which has hovered near them twice before but
only to tease them, to urge them to ight harder. The boys have distinguished
themselves on the gridiron and will, I am sure, bring credit to their class as well
as to the School in baseball. Both girls and boys are greatly interested in tennis
and basketball. But our scholastic record alone surpasses our athletic successes.
We are still "holding our own" upon the honor roll.
We have still a few more months to go in which we all hope that we may
distinguish ourselves and leave to Thayer only pleasant memories of our class.
We have reached the top step only with the help and friendly guidance of a
faithful faculty. Whatever work we have accomplished, we have accomplished
with their kindly assistance. Now, from our high position, we may look back
with joy over the many happy days spent at Thayer, and forward to the few-
all too few-that lie ahead.
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ROBERT MacALLISTER HUTTON CB-obby, Bob? Harvard
"We loved the man and prized his work"
Many moons has Bob presided
O'er our doings and transactions,
At assemblies and at parties
Has he been the host and leader.
To the cause of class dramatics
Has he, too, like many another
Lent his talent and assistance.
'Crossed the sea with Steve and David.
In the land of Dr. Knudsen,
Fame he captured thro' his blazer.
Quite a man of parts is Bobby.
Class President 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2ucl Team Football, 5, 4, 3, 2,
Basketball, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Hockey, 3, 1, Golf, 3, 2, Baseball, 2, 1,
Dramatics, 2, Dance Committee, 2, Year Book, 1.
FRANCES ALDRICH tFrannieJ Mt, Holyoke
"In whose least act abides a nameless charm"
We just naturally turn to Frannie to represent us as a class
officer, in the Student Council, and in the Girls' Club. She's
eve1'ybody's pal. When Frannie's ship comes in, she'll steer it out
again-directly for Paris. She's not missing any opportunities in
acquiring the language even now, with four or five other HA's,' a
year to boot. May your lovely smile, Frannie, Gnd its way at Mt.
Holyoke as it has here in our hearts at Thayer.
Class Vice-president, 4, 3, 2, 15 Dramatics, CProp. Commj 25
Glee Club, 2, lg Treasurer G. A. A., 1, Year Book, 1, Student
Council, 1, Pres. Girls' Club, 1.
BARBARA ELLIS CBabsJ Wellesley
I "A certain miracle of symmetry
A miniature of lovelirzess, all grace summed up and
closed in little"
Babs may be little, but she certainly can take care of herself.
VVhen she clinches her fists and begins to wave her arms, whether she
is off stage or on, watch out! She backs up our hockey team, stars
in our dramatics, and brings home a long string of "A'sl'! She
adores movies, but horseback riding is her passion. E-ee-ee!!
VVellesley will certainly be aware of genius in her fold next year.
Baseball, 53 Hockey, 4, 3, 2, lg Class Secretary, 4, 3, 2, lg
Orchestra, 3, 2, 1, Honor Dance Group, 2, lg Dramrzlics, 2, Glec
Club, 15 Vice-Pres. G. A. A., 1,5 Year Book, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
JOHN ALFRED HAGEN M. I. T.
"I leave thy greatness to be guessed'
The first we heard of John was at the time when Mr. South-
worth announced his name on the Honor Roll back in the fifth
class days, and since then the name of Hagen has come to mean
much to us. John's way of etting things done has brought him
to the stage managership of the Senior Middle Play, to a place on the
Student Council, and to the Editorship of the Year Book. In ad-
dition to these accomplishments, John has won a place for him-
self in our hearts, where he will stay for a long time. John is
going to M. I. T. next year, and we know that he'll be liked and
respected there just as much as he has been at Thayer.
Class Treasurer, 3, 2, 15 Dramatics, tStage Managerb 2, Glee
Club, 2, 1, Year Book, lg Student Council, 1, Alembic Club, 1.
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VIRGINIA ALBEE tJinD Mt. Holyoke
'fFair she was, and pure,
As you ever wish your Knights to be"
Jin, Babs, and Aline are the three inseparables. The major
passion of the three is riding-anything, in fact, to do with horses.
Some day Jin is going to own a livery stable. CShe may let Babs
be assistant groomlb Not only does Jin hold the non-stop record
for saying more words in one breath than any other known mortal,
but she can also listen with a sympathetic ear to our small chatter.
Don't try to beat Jin at camping, hiking, or nature lore. It can't
be done! '
Glce Club, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
MARJORIE TI-IAXTER BARHAM CMarj.D
"Roses are her cheeks, ,
And a rose her mouth"
Marjorie is one of our shining stars in athletics. In basketball,
put the ball in her hands and the basket is as good as made. Then,
too, she certainly can take the hockey ball down the field. Many is
the time she has changed a game from infamous defeat to glorious
victory. A muddy field makes no difference to Marj. She's won her
way into our hearts, this girl who can slide to Victory just as well
as she can run there.
Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball, 2, Glee Club, 2, 1, Honor
Dance Group, 1, Girls' Club 1.
NATALIE FLORENCE BATCHELDER CNatl Wheaton
"The sweetest little maidl'
Natalie, like her sister Velma was one of the mainstays of the
championship hockey team last fall. Shelll help put Wheaton on
the hockey map. Natalie likes movies and dances, especially movies,
and is always ready for a good laugh. Studying is not Natalie's
favorite pastime, but she accepts it as a necessary evil. And, lest
we forget, Natalie is the second member of the well-known trium-
virate, which also includes Velma and 'Winnie May their shadows
never grow less!
Basketball, 3, Hockey, 3, 2, Glee Club, 3, 2, Girls' Club, 1.
VELMA GRACE BATCHELDER fVeD Mt. Holyoke
'f0h, your sweet eyes, your low replies"
A maid with
Very wistful brown eyes,
Excels in her studies,
Loved by everyone,
Most obliging at all times,
Always a good scout,-
That's our Velma.
Hockey, 6, 1, Basketball, 3, Glee Club, 3, 2, 1, Year Book, 1,
Student Council, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
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JOSEPH PAUL BENSON Harvard
"A name far sounded among mrfnw
Take a generous supply of good humor. Add thereto the knack
for remembering the little courtesies of the daily round. Mix well
with an overflowing measure of likeableness. Season with 21 dash
of pep, Z1 zest for living, and you have-"Our Captain."
2nd team Baseball, 3, 2, Football, 3, 2,CCapt.D 1, Dance Oom-
mittce, 2, Dramatics, CAss"t. business managerb, 2, Glrw Club, 2, lg
Hockey, Ig Tennis, 1.
BRUCE MALCOLM BINLEY Cliiddlesb Dartmouth
"On their own merits modest men arf' dumb"
Biddles, ei member of the HKlan"
Of the class of twenty-eight,
A loyal, distinguished gentleman,
One who's seldom ever late.
In class he tends to work right well,
And gives his best attention,
But when doth sound the warning bell,-
His tricks are too num'rous to mention!
Dramatics, CStagz' Committcel, 2, Glen Club, 2, 1, Tennis, 1.
ALINE FRANCES BLAKE Uackieb N. E. Conservatory of
".Wnsic that gvntlier on the spirit lies
Than tired eyelids upon tired eyesm
Hail! to at hockey player alert and efllcient,
Who neler turns her eye from the swift-moving bzill.
Hail! to 21 maid who thro' :xrdous practice
Can summon sweet Music to respond to her cull.
Hail! to our spokesman, earnest and fearless,
A friend staunch and true on whom we may lean.
Success crown her efforts and joy follow after!
Hail! three times Hail! to our comrade Aline.
Hockey, 4, 3, 2, lg Glen Ulnb, 3, lg Dramalirs, CProperty Forn-
miltee,J 2, Year Book, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
MALCOLM R, BLOOM flU!'Il.f3ll
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Here's another recruit for the ranks of '28. One glance at his
picture is ii reminder of the Chaucerian youth whose locks were
"cruelle as if leyd in presse." Are we envious? Be that as it muy.
we must at least bow humbly to Malcolm's clever manipulation of
test tubes and chemical formulae. We're glad you came, Malcolm!
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"No time hath she to sport or play"
Marion's one of the busy kind,
Busy every minute:
Takes delight in training her mind,
Quoth she, 'fThere's pleasure in it.'l
She plays also in the selfsame way,
So we're Very sure there lodges
In her much fun, and a spirit gay.
May success crown the work she ne'er dodges.
Hockey, 5, 4, 3, Basketball, 4, 3, Baseball, 5, 4, 35 Glee Club,
2, lg Girls' Club, 1.
ROBERT BAILEY BROWN CBobl Bowdoin
"Let all good things await
Him who cares not to bc great"
Bob's moved along his quiet way this year, renewing the old
friendships of Hprepn class days, acquiring new ones, and making
himself a wholly indispensable member of 1928. An all-round good
fellow, Bob, and an athlete of no mean ability. Your Hcome-back"
was a welcome one, Bob Brown. Good luck for the future!
Football, 1, Hockey, 1, Baseball, 1, Sec. of B. A. A., 13 Student
FORD CLEAVES KFlivverJ Bowdoin
"Ah, now soft blushes tinge his cheeksv
VVho of us that were in the class five, years ago, will ever for-
get the ninety-yard dash Ford made in the crisis of the game with
Class IV that year?
Since that time Flivver has done his bit in almost every branch
of athletics here at Thayer. This prowess in the field of sports is
not Ford's only merit, however, for he is a consistent 'tpluggerl' in
his studies. We prophesy that Bowdoin will be proud to claim
our 1928 model as her own.
Basketball, 4, 3, 2, lg 2nd Team Baseball, 35 2nd Team Foot-
ball 3, 2, Dramatics, CStageJ 2, Football, 1.
NELSON NOYES COCHRANE Harvard
' ','A princelicr-looking man never stept through a prince's hall"
Many thanks to Quincy High for sending us, this year, Nelson
with his cheery smile and his capacity for good hard work. Is it
any wonder we 'were glad to admit him to our ranks! Speaking of
smiles, Nelson, in this one short year, has shown as much good will
as one busy person could show. We think that next year the
serious Harvardites will be saying the same thing.
Hockey, 13 Tennis, 1.
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ROBERT JOSEPH COPITHORN CBobl Annapolis
"Ah, why should life all labor be?"
Bob, althol possessed of what goes hand in hand with a fiery
temper, is an exception to the rule, for he's the mildest and most
cheerful of men. Perhaps that's one reason Why he has established
himself so quickly in our midst. It may be that some day Bob
will be helping to direct our naval policy. At any rate, he hopes to
go to Annapolis.
DAVID ROY CUTLER CDaveJ M. I. T.
"I am a part of all that I have met"
This youth is another of our star pupils, for it is not everyone
who can get 100 per-cent in a College Board test in geometry.
Davels car will be greatly missed next year, unless he teaches one
of his sisters to drive it, a task which at present he is loath to
undertake. Dave went on the famous trip to Denmark and learned
to 'tJeg elsker dig" just like a Dane. Although he says the rolling
deep held no terror for him, Bob and Steve merely grin and look
wise. Dave is one of our many candidates for Tech, and we know
he'll make it.
Tennis, 2, 15 Golf, 1g Baseball, 2, 35 Alembic Club, 1.
RICHARD DENNISON CDickD Harvard
"Hts memory long will live alone in all our hearts"
Dick came to us from the Quincy High School to lead cheers in
football and to receive them in baseball. He can surely cover that
third sack to the queen's taste, and he has been a captain of great
ability. But in more serious pursuits he shines even more brilliantly.
A large amount of the success of the Student Council is due to his
sterling, honest leadership. In class he has proved a good, hard-
working student, In so far as we know, Dick has but two faults:
he bowls over opposing catchers rather hard in his tempestuous
dashes to home plate, and he sometimes arouses the ire of motor-
cycle "cops" Remember that incident on the Newburyport turn-
pike after the Dummer game last year, Dick?
Baseball Capt., 1, Glee Club, 2g Pres. of Student Council, 1,
Vice-Pres. of Boys A. A., 1, Football Cheer Leader, 1.
ALVA MORRISON DOW, Jr. CMorrieD Amherst
"A man of well-attempered frame"
Steady, reliable, true-blue in school and out, quietly merry
and companionable, that's Morrie. In short, Hwhen a feller needs
a friend" there is none quite like him. He's done his bit all along
the way. Like many another in our group he has been a humble
disciple of Thespis. Good luck, friend Morriel
Dramatics, 2g Glee Club, 2, Year Book, 15 Alembic Club, 1.
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CAROLA THERESA ERB tCarlD B. S. P. E.
"Far behind her worth como all the praises that I now bestow"
Carola is a rare good palg we love her very much.
We know that Math she does detest, but how she can "Sprechen
She rises early every morn-a long way she must travel
To get to good old Thayer on time, and lessons to unravel!
An all-round good sport, in all our games she takes a leading part.
She puts a ball down on the plate and handles it real smart,
And when, diploma in her hand, to B. S. P. E. she goes,
She will always play a leading part and keep right on her toes.
Baseball Capt., 53 Pageant Committee, 2, Glee Club, 2, lg
Girls' Club, 1.
WILLIAM HENRY ERWIN CBillD Holy Cross College
'tThe quiet 'mind is richer than cz crown"
Bill Erwin is a new comer in our halls this year. His skill on
the gridiron immediately won a place for him in the eyes of the
school. It is rumored that he is a demon with a basketball, and
that he is a baseball player of no mean ability. Bill is an erlicient
bank-clerk, too, we hear. Keep it up, Bill! Some day you'll own
the bank. Mr. Erwin expects to continue his studies at Holy Cross.
DONALD KELTON GERRY CDonl .Harvard
'tHe is complete in feature and in mind
With all good grace to grace a gentlernanl'
An Everett High School product is this upstanding young
gentleman you see here. He came to us only this year, but he
quickly became one of us, and we already feel as if we had always
known him. His ready answers to intricate questions in English
are a revelation, and never have we seen Geometry theorems ox-
plained as gracefully as Don explains them. Vile wish we had a
basket-ball team here so that Don could add to his accomplish-
ments with us. How he can sink baskets! But truth compels us
to state that his bowling is not on par with his basket-ball.
CLOYES TILDEN GLEASON Northeastern University
Are often those of whom the noisy world hears last"
As you see by the picture, Cloyes is a bow-tie addict, as wel!
as a sheik. He is also a star scout and, as the picture does not show,
he has a likeable personality. He hails from Hanover and every
morning Csshll saves a seat on the train for someone! VVe dou't
know a great deal about Cloves, he has kept quiet most of the time,
and has done his work in a way to attain results if not fame. Cloycs
expects to be at Northeastern next year. We wish you all success,
Cloyesg you deserve it.
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ELINOR GODFREY CEl, Peterb Vassar
"The frat of those who known
Besides successfully venturing into the drama, Elinor plays
golf, tennis, and hockey better than most of us, reads both the
classical and latest books, is always "up" on current drama, ac-
quaints us with fashion's latest, and at the same time thinks
nothing of supporting the honor rolls. Her literary skill isavery pres-
ent aid in our moments of need. Luck, Peter, at Vassar.
Baseball, 6, 53 Basketball, 6, Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Volley Ball,
5, Glee Club, 23 Dramatics, 2, Year Book, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
JOHN RIPLEY HOLLIS Harvard
"For manners are not idle, but the fruit
Oj loyal nature and of noble mind"
John belongs to that race of men who believe that true great-
ness is achieved through deeds, not words, in consequence, he has
proved himself to be a faithful student and a willing worker. To
John, too, has come the "glorious adventure" of travel, both at
home and abroad. All in all, John is one whom we are proud to
include in our ranks-a gentleman of distinction and culture.
MARGARET HELEN HOWE Wheaton
"Merit was ever modest known" .
Margaret came to us the first part of this year from the Milton
High School. She is such a quiet lass that at times we would not
even know that she was around did she not recite in class. Mar-
garet has made many friends, though, in her short sojourn with us,
and we all wish her the best of success next year at Wheaton.
Girls Club, 1.
MARTIN COOPER HUBBARD Amherst
"I leave thy praises uneacpressedu
He shines in his French recitations,
In English his themes have "style,"
And in Latin, alone, 'mongst the lassies,
He translates each day with a smile.
He plays a fast game of tennis,
Sings, and plays the piano, too.
But Martin is never so busy
That he cannot talk to you.
Tennis, 23 Dramatics, 2, lg Glee Club, 2, lg Year Book Staff, 1.
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ELIZABETH VICKERY HUBBARD CVickJ University of
"But slie that rose the tallest of them all,,and fairest"
And here is our Hpremiere danseuse!" Vick knows whereof she
speaks, whether it be in lessons, or in athletics, or, most important
of all, in dancing. If there be a slippery place on the hockey field,
she always finds it, but if there be hard technique in dancing, she
does not even know itls there! VVithal, we've found in Vick a good
sport and a trustworthy friend.
Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 2, 15 Honor Dance Group, 4, 3, 2, 1, Dramatics,
2, Secretary, G. A. A., lg Year Book, lg Vice President of Student
Council, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
GEORGE ALFRED JONES Harvard
f'0ne that sought but Duty's iron crown"
Pacing our halls with a staid, aloof dignity, George is oblivious
to all distractions save only one-the bells. Perhaps George, like
the rest of us, has had his difficulties with review math., but when
it comes to manipulating extra seconds by elaborate ratios, and
fucking in extra minutes where there aren't any-why, he even has
Father Time craning his neck in bewilderment. George firmly be-
lieves that the absence of the doctor depends on the daily apple. His
particular forte is American history, his chief interest, boats. Shall
we ever forget the thrilling deceptive history of the wreck of the
ARTHUR JUSTICE University of Cincinnati
"He has a solid base of temperament"
The "Art" of the gentle voice is one of our best friends.
Although he is a quiet lad, we know from experience that Arthur
appreciates a good joke, and, more than that, he is adept in un-
raveling the knottiest kind of problem in chemistry. Wherever
t'Art" goes next year, he is sure to be liked.
Glee Club, 1.
MARCIA THOMPSON KEITH CBobbyJ University of Wisconsin
"I knew the right, and did it"
Bobby is the mainstay of our Physical Education Department.
In hockey, gymnastics, or clogging, Marcia is always right thereg
and when it comes to folk dancing, she is so delightfully frank in
her despair that we donlt mind. Yes, frankness is one of Bobby's
g1'eat virtues. She tells us all first what she thinks of us, but it's
always a broadminded opinion, so we forgive her and come back
for more. If you want to know what's happening at Thayer, go to
Marcia. How grateful we are for her helping hand in the hard
places in Chem! Bobby's going on developing the physically tit
American girl somewhere-somehow.
Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Baseball, 3, 2, Valley Ball, 4, lg Basketball,
3, 2, 1, Girls' A. A., President, 1, Honor 'Dancing, 3, 2, lg Prop.
Committee, 2, Glee Club, 4, 3, 2, lg Year Book, 1, Girls' Club
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RUTH HAMILTON KERR Sweet Briar
"Her open eyes desire the trzithj the wisdom of a thousand
years is in them"
Ruth is an ambitious young lady trying to go through Thayer
in four years and succeeding very well, too, Sho has Won laurels
in athletics, as Well, excelling in hockey. Everyone in school knows
her worth as a full back, for when she hits the ball, it surely does
travel. So herels to you, Ruth! May you keep up the good work
at Sweet Briar, whither you're heading.
Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 25 Basketball, 3, Glec Club, 15 Girls' Club, 1.
IRVING S. LOVEWELL Northeastern University
f'We give you welcome"
Irving is a new comer this year from thc Rockland High School.
He arrives at school each day in a car which he calls HLiability"
instead of t'Ford"g for, he says, he does not hold himself responsible
for its action. Irving has won a place among us during this one
short year, and we all wish him much success next year.
JOHN KENNETH MARTIN Boston University
"He is the happy wanderer who goes singing upon his way"
HLong John" his name implies,
Is tall and straight, not otherwise.
A rooter ardent at every game,
He's cheered our T. A. on to fame.
Hatless he comes, and hatless he goes,
Quoth he, "Fresh air will cure all woes."
We presage with quite certain knowledge,
Johnlll Win a place for himself at college.
Football, 15 Glee Club, 1.
JOHN FRANCIS MCJENNETT Harvard
"His grey eyes twinkle yet al his own jest"
When John McJay first came to Thayer,
Full young and quite seraphic,
In Hnods and hecks and wreathed smiles"
He held abundant traffic.
But now a senior staid, he vies
VVith all in field and classroom
He's worn the "T" for athletic skill,
'Fore him success doth loom.
4th Team Football, 25 Basketball, 2, Bd Team Baseball, 25 Glen
Club, 23 Hockey, lg Tennis, 1.
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ELIZABETH MERRIAM C"Diz"D Middlebury
'ATO doubl her fairness were to want an eye"
Here is a student, an athlete, and a sincere and sympathetic
friend and that's quite a bit for one small person. Elizabeth has
supported '28 loyally for four years. She has had much to do as a
wing on the hockey field, a clever worker on the dance committee,
as "Granny'l in our dramatics, and a member of the "Special Dancing
Class." Wie wish her loads of luck at Middlebury, and We know
success is inevitable for a girl with a smile as friendly as hers.
Hockey, 3, 2, lg Honor Dance Group, 3, 2, 15 Glee Club, 25
Dramalics, 2, Girls' Club, 1.
WILLIAM THOMAS OlBYRNE CBi1D
"He looked so jolly"
Bill not only looks, but isg
Therels merriment in his eye.
Nor all his words and actions
Do that merriment belie.
We like to hear him 'tparley vous",
He does it Well-'fcomme ci."
So herels to Bill and his merry grin,
And years of jollityl
Football, 1, Hockey, 1,
NANCY DENEALE PATTEN lNan7 Radcliffe
"So glad, so healthy, sound, and clear and whole"
N is for Nancy, one right clever typist,
A jolly good sport, always ready for fung
N an of the tresses, dark auburn and glossy,
C ompanion and friend, a Harlequin splendid.
Y ou have the best Wishes of everyone.
Glee Club, 3, 2, 13 Properly Committee, 2, Year Book, 15 Girls'
Club Play, 1.
LA VICRNE STEVVART POVVERS Radcliffe
"The sweetest lady of the lime"
Verne's cheerful way and ready grin have Won our hearts for fair.
How glad we are that she could be our classmate here at Thayer.
And do her bit in every Way at being a Girl Scout.
She studies hard but finds the time to spread a smile about,
She has a way in argument and talks without restrictiong
VVe all admit she is a girl with courage of conviction.
YVe wish her luck, we wish her health with blessings spread galorej
At Radcliffe she can chin and grin,-what can we wish her more?
Glee Club, 2, 15 Girls' Club, 1.
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ROGER LARRY PUTNEY CPut-D Brown
"Exceeding manfulness and pure nobility of teinperamentl'
VVhat Senior Class would be complete without a respresentative
from South Wleymouth? Here is ours! the best yet, we think.
Larry is a line, all-round fellow. He is a good student, his name
frequently adorning the Honor Roll, a splendid actor, for as Leo
Day he helped make 'AThe Goose Hangs High" a huge successg and
a very busy football manager, his labors in that capacity often
necessitating his leaving study hall! And how he can nickel plate!
Rumor hath it that t'Put" has acquired a saxophone. VVe pity his
room-mate at Brown next year. L
2d Team Football, 3g Dramatics, 2, Football Manager, 2, Presi-
dent Alembic Club, 1.
KEITH QUIMBY Antioclt
"Rich in saving common sense"
Another new comer this year is this youth who hails from Proc-
tor Academy. As a member of the football team this past fall he
proved to be a mighty fine addition to the end squad. Keith has
the very human trait of absent-mindedness, for he never can find
that fountain pen of his. If we ever try the experiment here at
Thayer of an amateur vaudeville entertainment, we shall be sure to
bill, as a main act, Quimby and Putney, imitators of HThe Two
FLORENCE QUINN CQuinnyJ Connecticut
"A soul so full of summer warmthn
Whenever one sees Florence, one sees cheerfulness. She has
one of the happiest smiles at Thayer. She's a lively young person,
interested in everything, but how she does hate math! However,
she's faithful in all her work. Now and then she seems dreamy,
but all this makes rather a pleasing combination, we think. Good
luck to you, Quinny. May you always have the best in life!
Hockey, 5, 4, 35 Glee Club, 2, 1.
RUSSELL IRVING RAYNER CRusD Middlebury College
"As blithe a man as you could see
On a spring holidayl'
We hear that Rus is right there when it comes to comedy. At
any rate we're certain that he can see a joke without a micro-
scope. Grateful, indeed are we to Quincy, who bequeathed Rus to
us this year. lVe pass him on to Middlebury with the guarantee
'tNe plus ultra."
Football C2ndJ, 1.
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HELEN BRAY ROBINSON
"Ready in heart and ready in lLCl7'lflii
Helen's genuineness is perceptible in everything that she does
and is,-in her studies, her social life, and above all in her friend-
ships. To her belong in unstinted measure those" rare attributes
one seeks in a friend-sympathy, helpfulness, and unfailing compan-
ionableness. In short, Helenls a real person of the 'ttrue-blue"
Glee Club, 13 Student Council, lg Sec. of Girls, Club, 13 Girls'
Club Play, 1.
HELEN MASON SAMPSON Wellesley
"As one that 'museth where broad sunshine
Laces the lawn of some cathedral"
Helen is one of that rare "the year's at the springl' sort of per-
sons. Serene, unassuming, she radiates a serenity and charm that
have endeared her to us all. She's a girl of action, too, a depend-
able hockey player, and an all-round good pal. We love her for
the Helen she is and the Dagmar she has been.
Basketball, 6, Hockey, 5, 4, 3, 2, CCapt. 25, Volley Ball, 5, 45
Drarnatics, 2, Glee Club, 2, lg Year Book, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
"So light of foot, so light of spirit"
No, there is no one like our Betty, all the Winsome charm of
Columbine is indeed hers, not only behind the footlights but "hic
el' ubique!" The girls love her, the boys love her, the teachers
love her! Is it any wonder We oft admit that she surely can
Hockey, 2, 1, Honor Dance Group, 15 Glee Club, 2, 15 Girls'
Club Play, Ig Girls' Club CChair1nan of Refreshment Committeel, 1.
NORMAN DWVIGHT SCHULZE M, 1, T,
'KThe greater man, the greater courtesy"
Here is a wizard who has come to us, all the way from Penn-
sylvania. Norman, kicking the soccer ball around, has been a
familiar figure on the football field. It is rumored, too, that Norm
was the mainstay of his school team in old Pennsylvania, and how
he can play basketball! In the more serious line Norman also
shines. In the solid geometry class he can almost convince Miss
Allen that a triangle is a prism, and in French Norman is the only
person capable of speaking to Mr. Leggett with assurance of being
correct. In the fall Norman expects to enter M. I. T., Where we
know he'll shine with the rest of our future scientists.
Basketball, 1, Tennis, 1.
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STEVEN SC UDDER iSteveD
---" amiable words
And courtliness and the desire to fame,
And love of truth, and all that makes a man"
Steve is another of the "old-timers." He started in the sixth
class with a rush on the Honor Roll and has stayed there ever
since. Steve may be little, but, oh my! He has played football for
four years and now wears the coveted UT", and for two years he has
proved to be a competent baseball manager. Twice Steve has been
chosen for a part in the Senior Middle Dramatics, and we find that
he can act equally well in modern or old-time dress. Steve is a
charter member of the Alembic Club and has had the loudest ex-
plosion yet heard in the lab. You all remember how Well the group
pictures for the Year Book were managed? Steve did it. Yes.
Steve is the embodiment of the saying that size is not all that
Ring and Pin Committee, 3, Baseball Manager, 3, 2, Boys' A.
A., 3, 2, Dramatics, 3, 2, Football, 2, lg Glee Club, 2, 1, Hockey, lg
Secretary Alembic Club, 1, Year Book, 1.
CATHERINE SEARLE CKittyJ N. E. Conservatory of illusic
"There is no truer-hearted"
Our Kitty knows just how to play
Sweet tunes upon the keys,
And e'en doth teach to others, 'tis said,
The art of do, re, mi's.
Again-she steps upon the stage g
The curtain rises-lo!
You see her in "The Wonder Hat"
As dashing Pierrot.
Glee Club, 2, lg Girls' Club, 1, Girls' Club Play, 1.
THOMAS EVERETT SEARS, JR. CTomD M. I. T.
'fSport went hand in hand with science"
Tom Sears is one of the old guard, with a record of six years
in the class. However, Tom has grown considerably since his
arrival at Thayer, so that now even Miss Allen must look up to him.
He plays football and baseball, and we hear that he shines at basket-
ball. In the classroom we never could do without Tom's good fun
and occasional bits of humor, but his real genius is discovered in the
Chem. lab., where he invents new and weird looking apparatus. YVe
wish you good luck, Tom, at Tech next year, with many good times
and few explosions.
Football, 4, 3, 2, lg Baseball, 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball, 5, 4, 3, 2,
CCapt.D 1, Tumbling, 2, Dramatics, 2, Football Dance Committee,
lg Tennis, 1, Aleinbic Club, lg Glee Club, lg Year Book, 1.
BARBARA SHAVV Cliarbl CShawJ Connecticut
"There none like her, none"
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That's Barbara. "Theres none like her, none."
Class Secretary, 5, Dramatics CChair. Candy Committcel, 2,
Dance Committee, 23 Hockey, 2, lg Glec Club, 2, lg Honor Danc-
ing, 1, Treasurer of Girls' Club, 1.
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BARBARA SHELDON CShellyD Simmons College
"Blue-eyed and fair in face"
Bai-bara's most dependable
ln cvcry sort of way,
Shcls always ready, any part
Of the lesson to essay.
Watch her in the lunch room, too,
Her energyls really chronic,
She workcth with vim right merrily
As she openeth up the tonic.
Hockey, 6, 3, Glce Club, 2, 1, Girls' Club, 1.
PIDWARD EVERETT SIMPSON M. I. T.
"So excellent in arty
Want a sketch for that next poster?
Need the help of an expert electrician?
Like a ride with all the thrill?
'tMultum in parvo"-thatls Everett, the boy artist.
firrl team Football, 4, Dramatics CStage Committeel, 2g Dance
t'ommittee, 2, Glee Club, lg Year Book, l.
WINIFRED MURIEL BERNARDINE VAN RAALTE tWinnieJ
"I muse on joy that will not cease"
VVinnie is the third member of the triurnvirate. She must know
the charm of her dimples and happy smile, for very seldom are they
absent from her countenance, and she seems to radiate with hap-
piness and good cheer. lVinnie possesses an abundance of good
nature, a trait which endears her to us all. She has her serious
moments as well, for she works hard at her studies and attains
notable results, as the Honor Roll shows. Wllinnie does not know
what she is going to do when she leaves Thayer, but no matter
what it is, she will make a success of it.
Glee Club, 3, 2, 15 Dramatics, 2, Year Book, lg Girls' Club, 1.
TUCKER MACDONALD VYE CBugJ M. I. T.
"Mixed reason with pleasure and wisdom with mirth"
If you want to hear of the dismal failure to which this year's
"Black and Orange" is destined: if you want to know how ex-
tremely difficult it is to get ads for a year book, talk to our ad-
vertising manager, busy, successful, and-pessimistic. Seriously,
though, Tucker has surely contributed much more than his share
to the success of the class of 1928. He has been a consistently good
student and a member of the football squad, moreover, we shall
never forget the splendid manner in which he carried off the
responsibilities of Business Manager of "The Goose Hangs High."
"Bug" surely will make a good, solid citizen-very good, and very
Football, 3, Dramatics CBusiness Managerb, 2, Glee Club, 1,
Student Council, 15 Alembic Club, 1, Year Book, 15 Tennis, 1.
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RALPH ELMER WAYNE JI. I. T.
"Here rose an athlete strong to break or bind'
Ralph arrived at Thayer this year to make a brief stop with us
enroute to Tech. He soon won recognition by playing on the foot-
ball and hockey teams. In school, however, Ralph is a very quiet
lad, perhaps ofttimes the reason for his silence is that he is reluc-
tant to reveal the ignorance of the rest of us. We're glad you came.
Ralph, have liked you loads, and wish you the very best of luck at
Tech next year.
Football, lg Hockey CCapt.7, 1.
STIRLING ROSS WHEELER CCOWD Darlmoullt
"O, true in word, and tried in fleerln
Almost any morning between 8:30 and 10:00 ok-lock one may
see a feverish youth darting into the office. conferring with Miss
Emerson, and dashing out. This youth is Stirling, betta-1' known
by the 'tKlan" as 'tCow." Better late than never, though, for, to
be perfectly frank, we couldn't get along without him. Who
stopped all the plays through guard last fall? WVhy, Stirling, of
course. IYho starts all the fights in the Klan? Stirling again. In
fact he starts things as effectively as he stops them, and we know
he will start things rolling when he reaches Dartmouth.
Football, 2, lg Glee Club, 1.
Frances Baker is a senior at the Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville,
Parker Carney is working for the Kidder, Peabody Co., Boston.
Lucile Cook is at the Lesley School.
Frances Falconer is at the University of Washington and Lee, Virginia.
Carolyn Ferris is a member of the editorial staff of t'The Webster Echo" at
the lVebster Groves High School, Webster Groves, Missouri.
William Field is with the Atlantic National Bank.
Dorothy Frost is helping her father at his work in the public library at
Glens Falls, N. Y.
Barbara Hixon is at the Garland School of Homemaking.
Charles Hodges is at Newton High.
William Hurst and Allison Palmer are at Braintree High.
Evelie Irving is a senior at Reading High.
Katherine MacKinnon is at Jackson.
Sally Ryder is at the Pierce Secretarial School.
George Truitt is at Huntington.
Roger Vinson is at Wentworth.
Muriel Woodruff is studying at home.
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VIRGINIA ALBEE ...I..... .
FRANCES ALDRICH .I..., ,
lVELMA GRACE BATCHELDER
ALBERT ROUST BELLIVEAU ..
DAVID ROY CUTLER ..............
RICHARD SAMUEL DENNISON
ALVA MORRISON DOW ..........
BARBARA PARKS ELLIS ..... ,
GEORGE TUCKER FRENCH
WILLIAM HENRY GASSETT ..
ELINOR GODFREY .,..........,.....
DAVID GOLD .,.L...,L.......,. .
JOHN ALFRED HAGEN .,.... .
JAN HASBROUCIQ .,..,..,LL .
EDWARD HEEEERNAN ...... ,
CHARLES ROSS HODGES ..,.,.
ARTHUR CAPEN HOLBROOK ..
BARBARA HULL ....,...,........,..,.
PAUL ALLISON KETCHUM ..
ELIZABETH THACKERY LOUD
NANCY DENEALE PATTEN ..
IJAVERNE STEXVART POWERS
ROGER LARRY PUTNEY I.......
FRANK EDWIN REMICK ....,.
HELEN MASON SAMPSON ,...
E. ROSS SANGSTER ...,,,.,..., .
STEVEN SCUDDER ..,......,.,,.....
THOMAS EVERETT SEARS, JR
HORACE EDWARD THORNER ..
TUCKER MACDONALD VYE ..
KENNEEPPI 'CLAFLIN XVALKER
HERMANN W. AKVILLIAMS, JR
Algebra 82'5 Geometry 88.
Latin Cp. 3. 805 French Cp. 2. 855 Algebra 935
Algebra 835 Geometry 87.
Chemistry 805 Latin Cp. H. 80.
Algebra 925 Geometry 100.
Algebra 845 Geometry 95.
Latin Cp. 3. 855 French Cp. 2. 885 Geometry 975
History D. 84.
Algebra 875 Geometry 80.
Algebra 805 Geometry 98.
Algebra 805 Geometry 95.
Latin Cp. H. 80.
Algebra 935 Geometry 95.
Algebra 855 Geometry 85.
French Cp. 2. 805 Algebra 845 Geometry 88.
Chemistryg History D highest honors.
Latin Cp. 3. 855 French Cp. 2. 855 Algebra 1005
Algebra 925 Geometry 95.
Algebra 805 Geometry 87.
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PITKIN PRIZE 135.005 a.a......... ,,,.4,, X Villiam Gagsgtt
HOSMER PRIZE 135.005 2nd .. .....I..,.......,. ,........ ,.....,.I......... . , .
HARRIET BOYNTON THOMPSON for HARVARD COLLEGE ..
EMICRSON PRIZE 1310.005 1St ......
EMERSON PRIZE 135.005 2nd ...,.,...... .
WASHINGTON Sz FRANKLIN MEDAL ..I..,..
HARVARD CLUB PRIZE ..,.....,.,.,..,I...,.II......4...............,.....,..............
HARRIET BOYNTON THOMPSON PRIZE for RADCLIFFE COLLEGE
VOLK RTEDALLION .............,.,...,....I..I,.......,,,...,.......II..........,.,.........
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PRIZE for Words to Mrs. Abercrombie'S THAYER SONG ..I..,
THE GREAT LOVER
1After Rupert Brookel
These I have loved:
The glow of golden candle-lightg
HOSMER PRIZE 1310.003 lst ..... ,,.. . ..
. William Gassett
. ..... Elinor Godfrey
.. Dorothy Baker
. Horace Thorner
.. Dorothy Baker
The soft caress of breezes straight from heaveng
Soap sudsg the fairy kingdom of soap -bubblesg
Ballonsg fogj summer evenings after raing
Stars on a clear crystal nightg mud puddlesg
Clean clothesg every dancing brook and riverg
The blue haze of far distant mountainsg snowg
The crystals on trees after an ice stormg
Hidden violetsg feathery meadow sweety
The unexpectedness of rare orchidsg
The masculine voice of the sea when it
Plays with pebbles on the shore,' rainbowsg
The glow of a camp fire: a city streetg
Mountains: sunsets: and good soothing sleep.
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PRr:s1D1aNT .,.,..A,. ..A.....,.,...........,....,..,.....,,.A . , ...... Herbert Lewis
VICE-PRESIDENT ....... .,.,...... H elen Coe
SECRETARY ....,,... A,,4, C grolyn Pgyry
TREASURER ..... ..,... H erbert Cleaves
HISTORY OF CLASS II.
The history of the class of 1929 begins in September, 1923, when, as previous
historians have informed us, twenty-five frightened children entered Thayer
Academy for the first time. Those of us who were in the famous sixth class will
never forget it. The good times we had will always remain in our memory. In
April we presented "Master Skylark" and took a memorable trip to Concord and
Lexington on the proceeds. Then, in June, came the fateful entrance examina-
tions. Much to our surprise we actually survived them, and found ourselves
the following September duly enrolled as members of the fifth class.
Our freshman year was not particularly notable in any way. Our struggles
with Latin and Algebra prevented us from contributing generously to the honor
roll, while our prowess on the athletic field was still more or less a minus
As the fourth class, with the study hall for a home room, we gained for
ourselves the rather doubtful distinction of being the noisiest class in school.
We still hold this tit-le, as Mr. Lane can testify. In regard to scholarship and
athletics we had yet to make a name for ourselves.
However, this obscurity was destined not to last long, for the following year
showed much improvement. The girls won the interelass championship in field
hockey, and the boys did likewise in basketball. Then, just to give the faculty
a grand surprise, and show it could be done, we led the school on the honor roll.
And now we are "senior-midsf' So far, the year has been a good one. In
November, we gave our Senior Middle Reception, which proved very successful.
Our class play "The Youngest" met with the favor of all.
CNote: This is the fifth of a series of articles on the class 1929. The sixth
and last will follow in the next issue.J
Margaret C. Taylor
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PRESIDENT .,....... ...,.,. I Alfred Gnospclius
VICE-PRESIDENT ..A... ...4, P auline Davenport
SECRETARY ,...,. ....,,. Meredith Davis
TREASURER ...,. ....A.. G ordon Baird
HISTORY OF CLASS III
Three short, busy, and entertaining years have almost passed, and what
happy years they have been for us! Can we ever forget our first lonely days in
the fifth class, especially those of us who were not graduates of Thayerlands'?
But it was only for a short time because we were soon made to feel like a part of
the busy school life. In the way of socials we had an exceedingly snowy sleigh
ride, and saw the picture "Ben Hur."
In the fourth class, the girls played hockey and the boys made their mark in
football. In connection with our English studies, we saw Shakcspeare's HMid-
summer Night's Dream."
This year we have struggled with geometry and Cicero. The boys disting-
uished thcmselves in football, while the girls valiantly upheld our class reputa-
tion in hockey and basketball. We now wear class pins which we feel are very
satisfactory emblems of the class of 1930.
We have all worked hard in these last three years and, encouraged by our
teachers, we are aiming for new heights in the next two years. Because we feel
that we are a part of our school, we are confident of success both in Thayer and
after we leave.
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CLASS IV OFFICERS
PRESIDENT ..,....,, ....... C arlisle Abell
VICE-PRESIDENT ,...,. ,..... IX Iuriel Carlisle
SECRETARY ,....,.,. ...... E llen Harrison
TREASURER . ,..... E,,... F axon Ogden
HISTORY OF CLASS IV.
Last year we entered upon a new era of school life. We were graduated
from the "R's',, readin', 'ritin', 'rithmetic Instead, we learned three new eases a
noun could have, and lwe still Wonder how the ancient Romans ever spoke such a
complex language. This year we follow Caesar from battle to battle, and every-
one can detect an ablative absolute in his sleep. In algebra we first learned our
a plus b's, and now we are speaking the algebraic jargon with fewer and fewer
mistakes. History has introduced us to kings and queens, wars and treaties, from
the Pharaohs to the Bourbons. In French class we are told the customs of the
French people as well as learning their beautiful language. Our English liter-
ature has been varied. We have read from Shakespeare, George Eliot, Scott,
and others, and have kept up with our clauses and predicate nominatives, too.
The boys have won letters in football, and the girls, numerals in hockey.
The Junior League, to 'which some of our boys belong, has won several games
and is good material for the future team. The girls have improved in hockey,
so that this year we actually won a game, and the scores against us were much
smaller than those of last year. Some day we'll be the champions!
This year We elected Bunny Emerson to represent us in the Student Council.
We hope to carry on the ideals and aims of the classes before us and the tradit-
ions of the Thayer Academy.
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VICE-PRESIDENT ,.... ..,., R obert Rawson
SECRETARY ,....,.,. E..... J une Sniail
TREASURER ..A...,. ..... E lsie North
HISTORY OF CLASS V
Timidly we entered on September fifteenth. The first day was easy, for all
we did was to receive our programs and go to the different teachers and write our
names and addresses on paper for them, so they would know what to call us. We
soon got adjusted and when we were acquainted with our teachers, we found out
that Thayer -wasn't going to be such a terrible place after all.
Under the guidance of Miss Sleeper in Latin we waded thru the declensions,
conjugations, and comparisons. In English Miss Hoeh pushed us thru UThe
Lady of the Lake" and then gave us grammar. We learned all about gerunds,
participles, iniinitives, and relative clauses. Then We enjoyed 1'Treasure
Island" by Stevenson, followed by "A Merchant of Venice." Thru the many
tests inflicted upon us by Miss Briscoe in history we learned all about Babylon,
Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome. We saw how AleXander's empire rose and fell,
and how Hannibal marched across the Alps. Miss Emerson taught us how to do
equations and how to factor and multiply in algebra. In fact, we practically
learned the alphabet over again!
This fall one of the divisions of our class won the plaque for the junior
kicking game championship. That showed us that we could at least make a
small impression in the school affairs. The girls organized a hockey team with
which they beat Thayerlands.
Although we have four more years to go yet, we hope to go through success-
fully in that time and go to our various colleges, with five happy years behind us.
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More and more, as the years pass, do we realize the generosity and thought-
fulness of our esteemed benefactress, Miss Anna Boynton Thompson. During
her years as a teacher at Thayer Academy, she conceived the idea of a junior
school. Her picturesque and lovely home was ideal for the accomplishment of
her desire, as it adjoined the Thayer Academy campus.
The autumn of '27 found our class at the top of the ladder. Some of our
class have the honor of being the first to complete the entire course of study at
Thayerlands. We now have class meetings and have elected officers. Our
presidents have been William Benson, Jonathan French, and Charles Rogers.
We also have class-pins and rings, and feel most grown up.
Last fall the boys' football squad met again on the field of battle with four
other schools. Our boys were not always victorious but were good sports and
showed a Hne spirit. The captain was Bradford Walker, and the manager,
Jonathan French. After the football season Mrs. Prouty and Mrs. Ewart, the
mothers of two of our boys, invited the team to Mrs. Prouty's home where they
enjoyed a very bountiful dinner which more than compensated for our scores.
A few ,weeks after the beginning of school, in assembly, our principal, Miss
Wilcox, announced the opening of an after-school class of sloyd for the boys. A
group of interested boys took it up and Mr. Cheeny, the instructor, has shown
thern how to make many useful things. We trust they will help build the new
A few days before the U. S. S. Lexington was commissioned by the U. S.
Navy, the class of '28 was invited by Mr. Larkin to visit the enormous airplane
carrier. VVe found out a great deal about ships and enjoyed the afternoon.
Mr. White has inspired the orchestra. and each member is making an attempt
to keep on the right tone, while the Glee Club hopes in time to be an organization
of note as Well as notes.
As is customary, we gave a Christmas play at Thayer Academy. This
year we presented, "Ye Olde English Christmas." It was successful and we
cleared seventy-five dollars which raised the endowment fund to one thousand
six hundred and forty-six dollars.
WVe have been honored by many speakers who have entertained us with in-
structive talks on various subjects. The first day of school Mrs. Rogers
welcomed everybody in a very cordial way to Thayerlandsg Lieut. McCusker en-
tertained us on Armistice Dayg Mr. NVaitstill Sharp spoke to us about the
valuable things in life: friendship, education, human beings, and nature, Mr.
Burgess, president of the Boston Gear NVorks came to Thayerlands and spoke to
us about circles, which were very interesting. He presented us with a cornucopia
which signifies prosperity. One morning the eighth grade was invited to attend
the assembly at Thayer Academy. Three boys gave lectures to us about their
trip to Denmark. Miss McArdle, a former English teacher and friend of
Thayerlands, surprised us all one morning by coming back to Thayerlands in
"Trotsky," her famous car. She told us about the school in Brooklyn where she
Joy and sorrow strangely blend as we think of leaving Thayerlands, but
pleasant memories will always linger.
Charlotte McCullough - '28
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The season of 1927 was 21 good one for Thayer football, with six vietories
and one defeat.
The first game with Plymouth High School gave Coach Hincks a chance to
try out all the material, and we won, 9-0.
The next Week the team journeyed to Stoughton for an 18-6 victory, the
result of team Work and lots of fighting spirit.
The Roxbury Latin team visited us next and Went away with the short end
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The only defeat of the season was inflicted by Moses Brown School, of
Providence, nineteen to nothing. The Thayer boys played well, and fought hard,
but the Providence team took advantage of the breaks in the iirst half and
managed to hold us in thc second half.
Tl1e next week, determined to play the second half first, with the aid of an
intercepted pass by Miller, and a thirty-five yard run by Brown, the boys pushed
over a touchdown against St. Marks early in the first period, and kept the oppon-
ents from scoring at all.
November seventh the Junior Varsity got a chance to show its worth, en-
tirely replacing the first team after the first touchdown against DeWitt Clinton,
and finished the game thirty-six to six.
We finished a successful season with the victory over Tabor Academy, 2-0,
a hard fought game, with little advantage on either side.
This last victory is especially significant, for Tabor beat Moses Brown, 19-0
Moses Brown beat Thayer, 19-0, and Thayer beat Tabor 2-0, an endless triangle.
The team didn't have the fighting spirit in the Moses Brown game that it dis-
played later, against St. Marks and Tabor, but it did the best it could.
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Last spring we had a good baseball team, which won eight games and lost
three. The team was ably eaptained by Lloyd Hamilton, and the managerial
duties were dispatched by Steven Seudder.
Paul Ketchum, and Richard Dennison, the Captain-elect for 1928, led in
The first game we won from Roxbury Latin, our friendly rival in football
and baseball, by 7-0.
Three days later, Noble and Greenough defeated us on our own field, 5-3.
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Thayer wrought vengeance in the next game, and fought their way to
victory, 5-4, over the Tufts Freshman.
Dummer Academy fell next before our boys, 3-H2.
The boys journeyed to Newton and returned with a 7-4 triumph over
On the following day, April 30, we played Tabor Academy at Marion.
It was a "Walk away", 14-2.
Continuing their winning streak, the boys Won over Moses Brown, 6-0.
The next week Thayer ran into a thunder storm, in more ways than one,
and M1lt0H was leading, 5-3, when rain stopped the game in the sixth inning.
VVe made up for this defeat in the game with Huntington, winning 3-2.
The annual game with St. Markls School, at Soutliboro, was a defeat for
The last game of the season resulted in a victory over the Braintree High
School on our home grounds, 7--2, closing a season featured by good teamwork,
and some fine individual showings.
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Interclass basketball was started immediately following the Christmas
recess. Two leagues were formed, a Junior and a Senior. The Senior League
was composed of two teams from Class One, captained by Sears and Rayner,
two teams from Class Two, under Captains Miller and Holtg and two teams
from Class Three, the captains being Crnospelius and Nelson. The Junior
League had two teams from Class Four: Captains Emerson and TenBroeek.
and three teams from Class Five with captains Harcourt, Rawson, and Hopkins.
The final was between Harcourt and TenBr0eek, won after a bitter struggle by
The team captained by Sears in a fierce contest with Raynerls team won
the Senior League championship, 20-16. Hayes starred for the losing team with
ten points, and Sears and Martin contributed largely to their team's success.
Following this an All-Star team was chosen to play four games with outside
teams: two with the Rivers School, one with De Witt Clinton School, and one
with Braintree High School. The two with Rivers were both won: 20 to 15,
3 to 36, and the game with DelVitt Clinton also by a 48-5 score. The tealii
played remarkably well in these games, but in the last game with our town rivals
they did not fare so well, losing 30-19, after one of the fastest last periods of
basketball ever seen in the High School gymnasium. Captain Sears, Miller and
McCormack were the outstanding players of the season.
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The first ice hockey team representing the Thayer Academy in several years
had a very encouraging season. Out of ten scheduled games, five were played,
the other five games were postponed or cancelled on account of poor ice con-
The team proved very good in spite of the fact that there was not enough
ice to hold regular practice. The team, consisting of players Aldrich, Brown,
Cleaves, Cochrane, Dennison, Hayes, O'Byrne, McCormack, and Shulze, under
the leadership of Captain Wayne, played many hard fought games.
The first game was played at the Rivers School. The ice was very soft and the
playing was rather difficult. At several crucial points in the game the puck
would get caught in the ice and spoil a bit of excellent team play. In spite of
these poor conditions, all enjoyed watching the game. The Rivers School
managed to get two long shots at the goal which determined the result.
There were two games played with the Wellesley High School. In these games
Thayer played the best hockey of the season, and the latent power of the team
made itself manifest. The Wellesley boys displayed excellent passwork and
such finesse of team play that we were beaten both times by close margins, 3-2
and 2-1. The second game, however, was played with two overtime periods.
One of the most exciting games of the season was played with a strong sex-
tette from the Browne and Nichols School. This game was played as a home
game at Cunningham Park, East Milton. Soft ice would continually break up
the team play of both sides. It was on one of these "flukes," where the puck got
caught in the ice, that a Browne and Nichols player grasped the opportunity and
broke away into an open field for a goal. This was the only goal in the game.
In a practice game with the strong Milton Academy outfit, our boys made
a creditable showing, holding the opponents to a low score of 2-1.
The students supported the team very well considering the fact that all
games were played away from the home rink.
We all look forward to the time when ice hockey will occupy the place in
Thayer athletics that it should, as a vigorous outdoor sport. NVe certainly have
made a good start, and we are to be congratulated upon having a hockey rink
right at our door. As it is completed and improved, the rink will in the future
become the center of attraction in our Winter sports.
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The Golf Team went through a very strenuous season with colors flying.
The lVollaston Golf Club gave us the use of their splendid course at Montclair
for our home matches. The season opened with victories over Dorchester High
School, St. Mary's High School of lValtham, and Dunimcr Academy. They
proved to be no match for our versatile team composed of Hamilton Hutton.
captain, George Churchill, Leon Emerson, Richard lYoodsum, and Robert
Hutton. So it was with high hopes that we journeyed to Exeter Academy to
meet their crack team. There we ran up against Philips Finlay, Eastern Inter-
scholastie champion, considered to be the longest hitter in the world. Our
fighting blood was up, and we gave them a terrific battle only to lose 5-3. Bob
Hutton played live extra holes before winning, and Bunny Emerson, two.
Boston Latin proved to be an easy victim, and Newton High School had
some battle to tie us -L-4.
Surely if there were such a title as A-lNIassachusetts Private School Cham-
pions" we had a good claim to it.
A summary of the matches follows:--
Dorchester High School ...,. ,.,.l.. 8 -O
St. lXTary's High School ,...., ,,.,.. f 5-0
Dummer Academy .,... . ........ 6-2
Exeter Academy i.l,. ,....... 3 -5
Boston Latin School ,t,. ,.,..... 8 -0
Newton High School . ,, 4--I
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THAYER TENNIS TEAM-1927
The tennis team made its entrance into Thayer athletics this year,
Although it was not undefeated, the team rapidly improved as the season Went
on, and it hopes to see a victorious team next year. "Bill'7 Ga-ssett, the captain
and founder of the team, was defeated in only one match during the entire
season. He was supported by Baker, Holbrook, Remiek, Cutler, B. Cleaves,
Connell, Hubbard, and manager 'Waters
The first game in which a Thayer tennis team has ever been represented
was played with Dummer Academy at Dummer. Our opponents proved to
have the superior team, and We were defeated by a score of 5-2.
Although Thayer was at the small end of the score again when the team
encountered Country Day School, we gave our opponents a great deal of opposit-
ion, and because of the time it was necessary for the deciding match to be called
off with a score of 1-1 sets and 14-13 games in the last set.
Our next game, which was with the Rivers School, was an overwhelming
victory for Thayer the score being 4-0.
The last game of the season was played with 1Yellcsley High School. The
team continued with the good showing of the preceding game, and won with a
score of 3-1.
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Girls, Athletic Association
NIARCIA KEITH .. ,..,.. President
BARBARA ELLIS ....... .i.. V 'ice-President
VICKERY HUBBARIJ .... ..,...,.,.. S ecretary
FRANCES ALIJIIICII ..... .... A sst. Treasurer
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Even greater interest has been aroused in girls' athletics this year by the
addition of three Bouve student Coaches--Miss Frederica Wilson, Miss Clara
Stoddard and Miss Thelma Cassidy.
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Again this year we played on the former football field which the fall rains
rendered inore or less a bog. On the last practice of a long drill on the funda-
niental arts of the game, Miss Chellis, assisted by Miss Wilson and Miss Stod-
dard, chose the teams which were posted the next day.
CENTER .....,....,.,, Marjorie Barliarn
FORXVARDS ..... , ,Yiekery Hubbardglietty Sargent
AVINGS .... ...., R .,X76lI1121 Batelielder-Elizabeth Merriam
C. HALF ....,.,..... Marcia Keith, Capt.
Barbara Ellis-Natalie Batehelder
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GOALIE .,..l........, Barbara Shaw
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FORWARDS ...,,.,.,. Marjorie Smith-Janet Baker
WINGS ,.,....,...... Ethel Douglass-Louise Oggier
C. HALF .........,., Carolyn Perry
HALVES ,.,.,....4 ., Elizabeth Lewis--Margaret Taylor
BACKS ,... .Ruth Kerr-Elsa W'aldeeker
GOALIE ..,..,......r. Charlotte Kimball
Barbara Willis-Natalie Peterson
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............Meredith Davis-Rosemary Terhune
. ....l.. Katharine Schulze-Ruth-Alive Marston
......Charlotte Cook-Helen Cutler
..........DOrOthy Ela-Julia Knight
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.............Iean Baker-Janet Langley
. ....... Louise Quinn-Jeanne Morrison
Irene Linclholni-June Sniail
ll' INGS .............. Edith Wakeman-Laura Eldredge
Leone Prouty, Capt.
Marion Paine-Barbara Kerr
j luih Taylor-Elizabeth Baker
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On March first the basketball interclass series started with Class I facing
III and II opposing IV. From the first, II and III seemed the best teams and the
series finished much as it was expected to.
The gym on the afternoon of the twenty-second was the scene of a spirited
tilt. Classes II and III started off with stunts, each one using a color chosen
for the occasion. Class III gave its supporters bits of blue crepe paper, While
the Class II supporters Wore orange. The audience was large and noisy but very
good natured. At the end of the first half Class III stood in the lead by 4 points
with a score of 16. During the third quarter the score was tied at 22. Then
Class II miraculously jumped to 2'6. The final Whistle ended the game with
the score 2'6-24 in favor of Class II.
March 1 Class I vs III Class II vs IV
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March 8 Class II vs III Class IV vs I
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March 15 Class II vs I Class III vs IV
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March 22 Championship game
Class II vs III
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CLASS I CLASS II CLASS II Sub.
V. Batehelder A. Scarnmel C. Perry
Batchelder V. Walker E. Lewis
W. VanRaalte R. Kerr L. Oggier
M. Keith B. Patterson E. Waldeeker
V. Hubbard E. Douglass J. Baker
CLASS III CLASS III Sub.
P. Davenport M. Grimes
E. Lyons N. Peterson
K. Schulze L. IValdeeker
M. Rogers D. Tilden
CLAss IV CLASS IV Sub.
E. Harrison B. Hollis
D. Ela E. Cutler
V. Perry L. Quinn
J. Weil R. Sargent
Jean Baker L. Davenport
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This fall, the school voted to organize a student council as a body repre-
sentative of each class and organization in the school. The Council's first task
was the drawing up of a constitution, in which the following aim was set forth:
"The purpose of the Student Council is to create for the welfare of our school a
closer relationship between the faculty and the student body, and a spirit of
co-operation between the organizations of the Academy."
Richard Dennison was elected president of the organization, Vickery Hub-
bard, vice-president, and Frances Aldrich, secretary. Although few weighty
problems have been brought to the council this year, it has been able to serve
the school in giving the student reaction to program changes, in supervising the
collection of a fund for a hose to be used on our tennis courts and hockey rink,
in managing our part in the Lincoln's Birthday entertainment given us by The
Loyal Legion, and in determining the rules for the use of our tennis courts.
THE SENIOR DANCE
The Senior Dance was held at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy on the
evening of April twenty-ninth. The hall was cleverly decorated with Thayer
banners, and music was rendered by Phil Murphy and his orchestra. In the re-
ceiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Southworth, Miss Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton,
Mr. Lane, Hamilton Hutton, class president, and Madelen Perry, vice-president.
The untiring efforts of the committee. consisting of the class officers, Hamilton
Hutton, president, Madelen Perry, Vice-president, Carolyn Dana, secretary,
and Frank Remick, treasurer, made the dance a great success.
THE SENIOR BANQUET
The Senior Banquet was held this year, as last, at the New Ocean House at
Swampseott on Wednesday, June fifteenth. The class and faculty motored
down, leaving at about eleven, and ate their lunches on the way. In the after-
noon, swimming. golf, and tennis were participated in until rain made bridge
inside more feasible.
At the banquet, at which Hamilton Hutton, class president, was toastmaster,
Mr. Southworth spoke. also Mr. Litchfield for the trustees, and Mr. Abercrombie
for the alumni. Mr. Monroe rendered some delightful selections.
After the banquet, dancing until nearly midnight proved a suitable end of a
THE ALUMNI BANQUET
The Alumni Banquet was held on the evening of Commencement Day, Juno
eighteenth. in the Braintree Town Hall. The speakers of the evening were Mr.
Southworth and Mr. Barbour, introduced by Mr. Abercrombie. Cheers were
given by the class of 727 for preceding classes whose m'embers were present.
After the banquet there was dancing in the main auditorium.
The first. of the Faculty Teas was held on Friday afternoon, October
fourteenth, for the parents of the members of the Senior Class. Tea was served
in the library, with Mrs. Southworth and Mrs. Hilton pouring, and girls from
the Senior Class assisting.
On the afternoon of October twenty-first, the second faculty tea was held
for the parents of all the new students in the Academy. Miss Gcmniel and lXIiss
Allen served tea, with girls from Classes Three and Four assisting.
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GIRLS' HALLOWE'EN PARTY
On October thirtieth the girls held their annual Hallowe'en Party in the
gymnasium. The stunts performed by each class and the one by the teachers
were the cause of much hilarity-especially that arranged by Class Two, whose
members turned last years tables by a clever "take-off" on the faculty. Having
enjoyed stunts and dancing, everyone adjourned to the lunehroom to be refreshed
with cider and cookies.
SENIOR MIDDLE RECEPTION
The Neighborhood Club of Quincy was the scene of the Senior Middle
Dance this year-festively decorated for the occasion with Thayer banners,
black and orange streamers, and many-colored balloons. The dance, which was
held on Tuesday evening, November twenty-fifth, was a delightful affair, thanks
to the diligent efforts of the committee: Jack Kelley, Mae Lord, Herbert Lewis,
Thurleta Torrey, Edward Ruggles, Herbert Cleaves, Gilbert White, and David
Way. The music was furnished by Freddie Smith and his orchestra. Balloon
and elimination dances added to the enjoyment of the evening.
In the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Southworth, Miss Gemmel, Miss
Sleeper, Mr. Lane, Herbert Lewis, president, and Helen Coe, vice-president.
The Football Reception, held at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy on Friday
evening, December sixteenth, terminated most satisfactorily an unusually suc-
cessful football season. The team, especially its captain, Paul Benson, strove
not in vain to plan a dance equal to the occasion. Phil Murphy and his orches-
tra furnisbed the music. In the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Southworth,
Mrs. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Barbour, and Mr. and Mrs. Hincks. During the
evening the gold footballs were presented to the team by Mr. Hincks, and Harvey
Miller was announced as the captain for next year. Following this, Captain
Paul Benson presented Mr. Southworth and Mr. Hincks with gold footballs.
Dick Dennison led cheers for the team, for the two captains, the old and the new,
and for Mr. Southworth and Mr. Hincks. All in all, it was a true Thayer party.
Under the painstaking guidance of Mrs. Kells, the orchestra has made
rapid progress during the past year.
. The organization has made two appearances this year: one on Washington's
Birthday, and the other, more successful by far, at the Senior Middle Play.
There are still many ragged edges which can be trimmed off by constant
practice, but all in all, the squeaks and groans which characterized our earliest
attempts have been transformed into something which bears a strong resemblance
to good music.
The orchestra has gained recognition as a permanent part of the school
curriculum. VVe new practice during a regular period of school time, in the
assembly hall, and send a representative to the Student Council.
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The Glee Club, under the leadership of Mr. Monroe, meets in the Assembly
Hall every Monday morning directly after chapel. There for about half an
hour, hard, earnest practicing is carried on in order that the Glce Club may
bring credit to the school Whenever it appears in public.
Tuesday, January third, forty members of the Club, selected by Mr.
Monroe, Went after school to the Coehato Club, to sing for the Philergians, the
Braintree Women's Club. The numbers presented Were: A Dream Boat, To
Arms, and Wakcn, Lords and Ladies Gay. Many favorable comments were
received by the school for the excellent performance.
NOW the Glee Club is Working very hard on the program for its spring con-
cert. Contrary to the usual custom, the concert will be given this year by the
Thayer Academy Glee Club alone and not in collaboration with any other
musical club. This is an experiment, consequently, everyone interested in the
Club sincerely hopes that it will be a success.
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The Theta Alpha Club has been active during the year, by continuing the
work for which it was formed, the promotion of good fellowship and co-operation
among the senior girls. XVe believe that we have carried on the purpose of the
Girls, Club this year and we hope that the ideals of this club will ever be cher-
ished and strengthened by its future members.
It has sponsored many social affairs: a reception to the fifth classg bridge
partiesg excellent programs at the regular meetings: and a one-act phantasy,
'tThe lVonder Hatf' The Officers of the club have been Frances Aldrich, Presi-
dentg Helen Robinson, Secretaryg Barbara Shaw, Treasurerg Elinor Godfrey,
Chairman of Entertainment Committeeg Betty Sargent, Chairman of Refresh-
ment Committeeg Miss Allen and Miss Cemmel, Advisers.
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THETA ALPHA DRAMATICS
On the afternoon of January thirteenth the Theta Alpha Club presented in
the Assembly Hall a one-act phantasy, "The lVonder Hat," by Ben Heeht.
The play was introduced by a prologue given by Velma Batclielder, musical
selections by the orchestra, a clarionet solo by Hawthorne Brown, and a dance
by Vickery Hubbard.
In the play Punehinello, the old peddler, sells to Harlequin the wonder hat,
and to Columbine, Cinderclla's old slipper so they can find their Knew loves for
old." Many complications arise from the eharaetters' wearing the hat and
This play was the clubls greatest undertaking. The well-portrayed char-
acters, the picturesque costumes, the natural scenery of evergreens, the charm
of the play combined to make our entertainment successful.
Miss Gemmel directed us, and Marcel Noyes and .lolm Hagen greatly
assisted the stage committee.
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On the evenings of March sixteenth and seventeenth, the Senior Middle class
presented Philip Barry's popular comedy, "T he Youngest"-a play of unusual
appeal--especially to high-school students.
Richard Winslow, the youngest of a large family and rather "different" is
hounded continually by his family, especially by his two older brothers. The
impositions continue until Richard hardly dares to call his soul his own, when
the advent of a certain Nancy Blake changes affairs considerably. Realizing
that he needs someone to give him self-confidence and applause in place of the
continued nagging to which he has always been subject, Nancy starts her secret
campaign-and she succeeds, too, in the end. The tables are radically turned
and Richard becomes the "boss" of the household instead of the oppressed-and
he also discovers that Nancy loves him and he loves her.
A clever comprehension of their parts was shown by the whole cast and the
keen appreciation of the audience proved that another well-earned success had
been added to Thayer's list of dramatic achievements.
BUSINESS MANAGER ....,.................,.. ,.... B EN ROGERS
ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER ......,. ,..... H AROLD SPRAGUE
STAGE MANAGER AND ASSISTANTS
ROBERT SOIIULZE, PAUL NOTTAOE, RUSSELL PIERCY
ELECTRICIAN ......,........,.,..,.,.......,....,,l,..,...,..,.. .,.,.......,....,,.,..,...,.i. lX TARCEL NOYEs
GILBERT XVI-IITE, DAVID XVAY, HELEN COE, IXTARGARET TAYLOR, AND EIISA
CANDY SALES COMMITTEE ....,... I.,...... G LADYs RYAN, CAROLYN PERRY
CHARLOTTE KIMBALL, JANET BAKER, AND INTARJORIE SMITH
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MARK WINSLOW ..........,......I...A....... .,,.V.. R 'IARTIN HUBBARD
MARTHA QHMUFFHJ IVINSLCW ..I.. .,.,... E LIZABIQTII IJICXVIS
ALAN MARTIN ..,..........I............I..I .. ,... HICRI3ERT CLRAVRS
AUGUSTA WINSLOW MARTIN .... ,I.,., I SIQTSIQY PATTERSON
OLIVER WINSLOW .......,..,.... .,.... .I,...A.. . I OHN 'GOXVAN
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For our 1927 clanee draunxr we ehose the thenie of "The Sleeping Beauty,"
us one that woulml he well suited to our out-floor setting.
The first of the three parts of our progrrzun was inside up of lyrie :mal
tlrznnzitie interpretuticuns. First was :L lrieze to the sustained niusie of Debussy.
:incl then 21 inore lively trio. Then efnne at ggurlrmntl tlzinee, 21 clunee with :L large
seuri' to Kreisler's joyous A'l,TttlJ0SiiI'l'lllllkll 21 liltingg waltz solo with 21 silver hoop,
:incl at vigorous ballet d':1c-tion with rihunris. Miss Uhellis interpreted for us the
slow, feeling music of "Liebestrzuunfl For one of our clrmnittie problems, we
portruyecl the moods of slaves to be sold in :i mzirltet, pleading, youthful gziiety,
tlespuir, and rlelianceg for unother we repeated the renrlez-vous of the mzirhle
lovers of Versailles, and for the last, we wove the white moon-niaigie cost on
three rnortzils by a moon-maiden.
The seeoncl tlivision of the 151051111111 wus in lighter :incl niore huinorous strain,
with the zihantlon of the "XYine C21l'l'li'l'S,H the elfin niisehief of l'Pueli," unfl the
I-hilrl-like enthusizisni of HHz1s Anvhorlv Seen inv Blouse." :incl t'The To:1fl's
Mistake." There was pathos ns well ns luunor in 'tlfzlte tthe ehzirwoinnnl lVho
Longletl to Doneef' Btloniezt Huggins, ol' Tll2lYUl'l2LllllS, 0t'1Iltlll'0Il our heairts :Ls at
sweet. floating: hutterflv.
The lust part of the progrrxun wus "The Sleeping liezzutvf' the storv :is we :ill
lgnow it, exeept thot there was 21 gov. plezuling prologue of :1 hov persuutling his
love that she niust hurry :intl nifirrv hini, for time was flying. The guy
eourtiers, the ffossanier fairies, the twinine ffreen heclsre. l2Ill0'lllSlllllQ Prinee Faint
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Heart, holfl Prinee Swagiger. Zllltl ezrptivziting Prinee C ll2ll'll1lDQ. flllerl the stage
with eonstuntlv ehzxn rinff eolol' :Intl INUVOINCIIT. Best ol' all. we eoulcl see that we
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ACTIVE MEMBERS OF DANCING HONOR GROUP
Laura Beach Barbara Ellis Elizabeth Lewis Virginia Richmond
Frances Blaser Dorothy Shaw, 1925 Elizabeth Merriman Virginia lValker
Gertrude Blunt Lucile Folsom Natalie Peterson Katherine Schulz
Carolyn Dana Vickery Hubbard Virginia Perry Phyllis Abell, 1926
Ethel Douglass Marcia Keith Dorothy Roberts
Betty Sargent Mary Rogers Meredith Davis Frances Aldrich
Barbara Shaw Betsey Patterson Dorothy Tilden Barbara Taylor
Marjorie Barham, Charlotte Kimball Margaret Grimes Julia Knight
Lena Waldecker Jeannette Langley Audrey Scammell Monica Ruggins,
Olive Brown Dorothy Ela Elsa Waldecker Thayerlands 1931
M usic-Piano ............,...........,...,.. ,.r......., N ora A. Kells, Natalie R. Connell
Violins .r............, .... ,,..... B e atrice Sweet, Harry McCusker
'Cello .....,.,....,........ ,......,..,,....,..,......,.......... D orothy Shaw
Cornet ...,....r....,...,.... ,,4.....,..,..,.....,.. G erald Aldrich
General Director .... ....... P auline Vltendell Chellis
Tickets ,....,..,........ ...,........,.......... M iss Aldrich
Publicity .,r,...4... ...........,..,..,.,...,.....,......,..i.......... N Vm. Connell
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FIRST PRIZE SHORT STORY
"WHETHER YOU WIN-"
HYes, I was in the gallery at the time. I saw it all, just as it happened.
Tell you about it? Of course.
"Well, to start at the beginning ' tandsome 'arry Kingman' as he is some-
times called, came onto the courts of the South Side Tennis Olub that day in
his usual fashion. Laughing and joking' with those around him, he was seem-
ingly unconscious of the approaching struggle. However, just before he served
the first ball, I saw him glance up into the stands. There, smiling back at him,
was Miss-er-you know whom I mean, that girl he goes with. Yes, thatfs she,
Judge Kenyonfs daughter, Marjorie. On the other side of the net Bill Seymour
was also casting admiring glances at Marjorie. I slid forward onto the front of
my seat. 'Herc,' I told myself, 'is to be a battle of the giants.,
'fHarry served the first ball, and the intercollegiate tennis finals were on.
For the next hour I witnessed perhaps the best tennis I had ever seen. At the
end of that time the score stood two sets to one in favor of Harry, The fourth
set had come to forty-thirty. One more point and Harry would be collegiate
champion. He drew himself up to his full height and drove a beautiful cannon-
ball service to Seymour's Court. Stepping into it like Babe Ruth hitting a
home run, Seymour returned the ball with every ounce of his strength, over the
net it came, straight for the very baseline. Kingman let it go. Ah, he had Won!
There was the mark a fraction of an inch outside the baseline. He turned to
shake hands with the loser, but spun around, as if he had been shot, to hear the
referee repeat, fThe ball was good, the score is deucef With a snarl of 'IVhat!'
Harry slung his racket. It hit the net post with a crash and fell to earth, the
expensive frame cracked in half. Then in a death-like silence, Harry walked
over tof the net, picked up the racket, and procuring another one, resumed play.
You know the rest,-how Harry went to pieces, losing the match with a love set.
And oh, by the way, as I was leaving the grounds I saw Miss Kenyon strolling
off with Seymour. NVcll, as the old saying goes: 'To the victor belong the
spoils' " ...............,.........................,.................,......................,....................,,.,..........,.,,.....
A year passed. Harry Kingman was again in the finals of the intercollegiate
tennis tournament, and again on the further side of the net was Seymour.
At the first service, as Harry threw the ball into the air, something shiny in
the stands reflected in his eyes. Letting the ball drop, he stared at the gallery.
There, nearly opposite the middle of the net, with a diamond brooch at her neck,
sat the one girl whom he had tried all year to avoid, Marjorie Kenyon. Had she
come to see him play? He wondered. Discouragingly he told himself that of
course she had not. She was still disappointed in him because of his actions
Stepping back out of the line of reflection of the brooch, Harry served again
and the game was on, but Harry's mind was on the girl in the stands. Finally.
with the score two sets to nothing against him, he remembered the advice of
Tilden, 'tlVhen youfre losing steadily change your style and take chances."
Tearing his mind away from everything but tennis, by sheer force he volleyed
his way to the net. Wfith crushing forehands and accurate backhands he cross-
courted his opponent, driving first to the left hand corner, then to the right. Un-
able to overcome this furious onslaught, Seymour dropped back three-five-ten
feet and lobbed over Kingman's head. Making a superb recovery, Harry drove
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a backhand that hit the top of the net, hung there for a second that seemed etern-
ity, and fell back into his court. Again came the impulse to hurl his racket, but he
only gripped it tighter and fought on. Once more he beat his way to the net,
literally driving the heart out of his opponent. The score changed to two all.
Then Seymour, with that quality which has made the symbol of the sons of Eli
a sturdy bull dog, rallied and brought the final set to four-five in games, the game
to fifteen-forty in his favor. Harry served and leaped to the net. Seymour fell
back and tried to lob over Kingman's head. The lob was low. Leaping high in
the air, Harry crashed the ball past his opponent for the point. The crowd
gasped. The play was startling! It had been a wonderful shot. As his racket
swung down. Harry felt it touch the net. He started to lose his temper, but
quickly checked himself. No one had seen him hit the net. The referee had
given him the point which should have gone to his opponent. He picked up the
balls and started to the baseline, his mind a jumble of one wild thought after
another. If he lost the next point, he would lose the ehampionship, if he won it,
he would tie the game. Should he play the part of a sportsinan and give the
next point to Seymour? He hesitated for a momentg then served the first ball.
"Outl" called the referee, the second ball,-'fflutll' repeated the referee: "Match
goes to Mr. Seymour."
As Harry walked back to the locker room alone, his mind pictured the
people in the stands. Even now Marjorie was probably thinking he had been
unable to stand the pace. What was the use of being a good sport? As this
question ran through his mind, he felt an arm slip through his, a hand clasp it-
self in his, and turning his head saw the setting sun sparkle in the diamond
brooch beside him. There flashed to his mind the words he had heard from the
lips of a great sportsman,
t'For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name,
He writes-not that you won or lost-but how you played the game."
Herbert Cleaves, 1929.
From my apartment window
I could see below me
Fourteenth Street, enveloped
In a thick blanket of fog,
Deadening the senses.
Through it the street lamps tried
In vain to penetrate-
Failing to throw euen the most uncertain gleam
Across the dark, damp pavement.
All was cozy within:
A crackling fire, clink of tea cups, the casual
Talk of friends, and long,
Into one of these crept
The horrid, minor moan
Of a harbor fog-horn-
Again and get again raising
Its ghostly wail
In desolate, harrowing warning.
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PRIZE WINNING ESSAY-CLASS II, 1927
THE FIRST RAILROAD IN AMERICA
Quincy, Massachusetts, a historic town about eight miles south of Boston,
is known all over the world as the city of presidents, for it was here that John
Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, were born. Quincy is also noted for
its large shipbuilding industry made possible through the Bethlehem Ship-
building Corporation, and for its numerous quarries of syenite granite, the most
durable stone for construction purposes known to mankind. However, Quincy is
also distinguished as being the birthplace of one of the greatest, one of the most
useful, and by far the most extensive means of transportation in this country,
namely the railroad.
On October 7, 1826, the first railroad in America was opened at Quincy,
under the direction of Gridley Bryant, cars laden with granite were drawn by
horses from the Bunker Hill Quarry to the Neponset River, a distance of two
and three-quarters miles. Although this invention may today seem very simple
and artless, nevertheless Gridley Bryant would never succeeded in constructing
this crude railroad had it not been for the patriotic cause for which it was
intended. It may seem strange a century later, but Gridley Bryant was con-
sidered visionary and far beyond his times when he proposed this means of
It is sometimes believed this railroad was the first in the world as well as
in America, but this opinion is incorrect, for a form of railroad had been intro-
duced into England over a hundred years before. Early in the eighteenth cen-
tury it was found convenient to place wooden planks over several much used
wagon-ways between the mines and thc river Tyne in Newcastle, England, for
the heavy coal wagons made such deep ruts during the rainy season that the
roads were nearly impassablc. Soon, however, it was noticed that these boards,
which were being used as rails, were not very durable, so strips of iron were
spiked to these boards. This remedy was found to be impractical, therefore
through necessity a crude form of an iron rail was invented.
However, the fact that this means of transportation had been known in
England before this time does not make the glory of the Granite railroad any
less, for it was in Quincy that this industry was first introduced into America,
and it was here that its possibilities were first realized by the progressive Ameri-
can people. Therefore it is just as important that the history of the railroad
which awakened the people to the advantages of this new development in travel
should be cited, as that of the original railway.
In 1823 several of the most prominent men in Massachusetts formed a
Bunker Hill Monument Association. They secured a charter and agreed that
they should supervise the building of a fitting monument to commemorate the
Battle of Bunker Hill. The work of the association progressed rapidly, by Octo-
ber, 1825, the committee, having by popular subscription raised a sufficient
amount of money to commence work, gave Solomon Willard, the recently
elected architect of the association, authority to start the construction of the
monument. After much research Mr. XVillard finally selected a large quarry
in the western part of Quincy, the granite of which he considered suitable for the
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construction of the monument. Mr. Willard was very fortunate in securing this
quarry, for he was able to purchase it from Gridley Bryant for only three-
hundred and twenty-five dollars, although it was valued at sixty thousand
However, Mr. Bryant was much more greatly involved in this great project
than merely to sell the quarry, for the task of transporting the granite was
placed upon his shoulders. After many impossible theories had been proposed
to him, he finally decided that the granite could be carried most economically
and practically by a railroad from the Bunker Hill Quarry to the tidewater of
the Neponset River and from there transported to Charlestown by barges. With
this intent in mind Mr. Bryant carefully drew up plans and drawings of his
proposed project, and consulted many prominent men, among whom were
Colonel Perkins, Amos Lawrence, and Solomon Willard. These men were little
interested, but they agreed to see what could be done. After many delays and
a great deal of trouble they succeeded, March 4, 1826, in obtaining a charter to
build the proposed railroad. After the charter was obtained, work progressed
very rapidlyg and the first car passed over the route on October 7, 1826. The
greatest difiiculty which confronted Gridley Bryant after he had obtained a
charter, was to find a way to carry the granite from the quarry itself to the
beginning of the railroad. However, Mr. Bryant surmountcd this ditliculty as
he had the others which had presented themselves during the construction of
the railroad. At the quarry end he constructed a steep track, up and down which
the cars were moved by a stationary engine. From the top of this incline track
the main railroad sloped toward the river, making it possible for two horses to
draw a load of forty tons. The tracks of this railroad were five feet apart and
attached to granite sleepers eight feet apart. On this foundation wooden rails
were laid to which strips of iron were nailed. This form of track proved so sub-
stantial that it cost only ten dollars a year to keep it in order during the con-
struction of the monument. This road, combined with the substantial eight
wheeled cars which Mr. Bryant invented, proved capable of carrying a load of
over ten tons.
This crude railway, which would never have been built had it not been for
the patriotic cause for which it was intended, proved the turning point of an
improved means of transportation which has revolutionized the entire industrial
world. Thus through necessity there was originated in the small town of
Newcastle, and developed in Quincy, one of the greatest industries in the world.
Di-,vin R. CLTTLER, 1928.
Across the water shines a path of gold.:
A disk of red is dipping slowly d0u'n,'
While evening settles softly o'er the toufn,
Its glowing beauty doth us all enfold.
The rippling water glearns with wealth untold,
No thoughts of darkness on its glory frown,
And as the ball of fire sinks farther down,
We gaze in wonder as the day grows old.
A cold gray cloud hangs low urithin the west,
The sun sinks slowly back of all this gloom,
Phoebus has driven his chariotts daily tread,
His jiery steeds are weary and seek rest,
From the same path which led to Phaethon's doom.
Alas! this path of gold has turned to lead.
JoHN HOLLIS, '28
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PRIZE WINNING LINCOLN ESSA Y-CLASS III
THE CHARACTER OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
In order to know truly any great man, one must make a careful study of
his character. Many men who seem rather insignificant on slight acquaintance
appear truly noble when their character is known. Although everyone regards
Lincoln as a great man, no one can really appreciate him unless he understands
his character and the part played by circumstances in shaping and unfolding it.
For this reason, every American citizen should study Lincoln's life in order to
comprehend fully its true significance.
In his boyhood Lincoln had fcyv opportunities of obtaining an education of
even the rudest sort. Yet, such was his earncstness that he eagerly took advan-
tage of every chance that came his way of storing up scraps of knowledge.
During the plowing season, at the end of each furrow, he would stop to sit
on a stump and read. He used all the odds and ends of paper that he could find
for writing essays, and since paper was very scarce in the Lincoln household, he
developed a concise style that was very useful in after life. Yet, although his
'Gettysburg Address" is a masterpiece of English literature, his whole schooling
put together amounted to less than one year. His perseverance in learning was
remarkable. He even peruscd the 'fRevised Statutes of Indiana," as dry and
uninteresting a volume as one can imagine. All during his boyhood he used
every spare minute for reading.
When he became older, he worked in a "cross roadsu store. Even there he
kept his insatiable longing for books, but he wanted to sec more of the country
in which he was living. This desire was partially satisfied when he worked his
passage down the Mississippi River as a flat-boat hand. It was at New Orleans
that he saw the slave auction that made a lasting impression on him. His
opinions of slavery were formed at that time.
On his return he went back to his old job. Later, he set up in business with
a partner. Between his partner, who spent most of his time drinking, and
Lincoln himself, who spent most his time reading and studying law, the business
went to pieces, and Lincoln was left burdened with a load of debts. Under the
circumstances they could have been properly discharged through the Bankruptcy
Court, yet he chose to carry the debts through fifteen years of strugglle and self-
denial until he had succeeded in paying off the last penny.
Even before Lincoln became a lawyer, he had gained a great reputation for
fairness and honesty, and during his law practice this increased. He would
never take a case unless he was sure he was in the right, and he was known to
leave a case, even during a trial, when he found out that he was wrong. He
refused to defend personal friends if he saw that the right was on the other side.
Whenever he was aroused, he displayed such feeling and fervor that his hearers
At this time his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, died. For a time after her death
he lost all interest in everything. His friends feared for his reason, but after a
while he recovered from his morbid depression. However, this marked a turning
point in his life. He was no longer "Abe" Lincoln but Abraham Lincoln.
During his political campaigns he revealed great moral courage. He fear-
lessly stood up against slavery, although at that time it seemed as if he were
throwing away all his chances for advancement. His innate sense of justice
could never allow him to refuse anyone who appealed to his compassion.
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As president, he displayed his powers fully. His ability to control men was
especially needed in the ease of his cabinet. He understood the common people
and their point of view because he had grown up with them. He knew that they
received ideas slowly and that time must be taken to prepare their minds for
innovations. His foresight enabled him to plan ahead and provide for future
contingencies. lVhen he believed he was in tl1e right, he withstood all entreaties.
Once he had definitely decided on a course of action, neither friend nor foe could
turn him aside.
Even during tl1e troubled years of the war he could tell humorous stories
and jokes, yet, in a moment, his expression would turn to one of the deepest
sadness and melancholy.
Abraham Lincoln lived a life of contrasts. Although he could not bear to
hurt anyone, he was obliged to lead a whole nation into bloody war. He was
a humble, unpretentious man, yet he held the most powerful and conspicuous
position that our country has to offer. He was looked down upon because of his
simple, countrified words and phrases, yet he wrote one of the most beautiful
speeches in the English language. He was the best friend that the South had,
yet he was assassinated because a fanatic took him for its worst enemy.
Every one of Lincolnls qualities of greatness was his by inheritance and
personal achievement, and his character would have been the same whether
this Worth was seen and recognized by men or not. Except for the maturing of
his powers with experience and responsibility, Lincoln was as great in Springfield
as in Washington. He would have been an exceptional man if he had lived and
died in obscurity. Greatness, therefore, in his case was not due to cireumstaneesg
it was an achievement accomplished by one who had the earnestncss for it and
who was prepared to undergo the discipline that goes with it. As Irving
Bacheller has said, he is a man for the ages.
ARTHUR BAKER, '20,
A hill top in spring,
Bursting buds everywhere,
A thousand happy cries.
Cherry trees in blossom,
Green grass beneath,
A bird note sweet.
Dreary flrz'ppz'ng of the rain,
Bare branches, sodrlen leaves,
Honlfing of 11'z'lfl geese.
Glowing logs and warmth,
Feathery flakes drifting,
BARBARA SHRLDON, '28,
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To Master James Burbage, Manager of the Leicester Players, London, England.
Forres, Scotland April 23, 1605.
Dear friend Burbage:
Having been in this Scotland for some weary weeks I do think of England
with the spring on and do wish me back and would be so it 'twere not for the
event going on so under my nose that it would bring shame on me as the writer
of the plays for our theater if I, seeing its possibilities, did not stay me here to
record the mentioned event, namely the trial of that one-time king of Scotland,
This trial has now been going on for some days and the jurors do deliberate
lengthyly, restrained by the dignity of their office from being as quick as I, and
no doubt Macbeth, would like. But I, being but a poor player with no weight of
office on me, did decide and truly, I think, before this trial were but a half over.
Let me set it down to you, James, that I for my part do believe Macbeth as
guilty of the death of the murdered king Duncan as though I should, verily, see
the blood of the poor man on his hands.
It does seem to me that it would be contrary to nature that a man play not
foul e'en his best friend when the cards of fate are stacked for him and his
mind so turned by the prediction of good fortune turned truth that all possibili-
ties seem ready to change to realities if he but play the cards before him.
Canst thou not see, Burbage, this general, returning with all the glories of
a successful battle and the witches giving their weird predictions? The defence
does assert that he, Macbeth, did meet such weird sisters and whether or no he
did, it is no great matter, we'll use them at any rate since they will lend atmos-
phere to the play if nothing else.
Then next we have the murder of Duncan by Macbeth and although the
defense did say that Macbeth was led on and aided by one Banque, I do consider
that 'twill be best in my play to make of him so completely different a man as to
make him seem full wise and good and of such a strong will that he will serve as
a foil for Macbeth who could not resist the temptation they both were met with.
If we do need an accomplice in the deed why do we not use Lady Macbeth ?
It is to my thinking more than possible that she did aid her husband since it
came out in the trial that she did come to her death by "self and violent hands"
and that, according to the testimony of the doctor and the waiting maid of her
ladyship, before her death she did things which were passing strange, that she
did walk, still sleeping, and spoke of awful things. Think you not that there is
good reason for using her in the play as the helper?
They went on then to prove to us that Macbeth e'en after he had that which
he did desire, namely the kingship. he did keep on in his murderous way and
that the home of every man that did oppose him was unsafe. There was no
peace at all in Scotland 'till Malcolm came and Macbeth was dethroned.
Ah! well, my friend, it is all a passing' strange show that I have watched
these past days, and there be some, I warrant, who will, when my labor is done,
my tale told on the stage, scoff and say that such a play could come only from
an idiot player's head and then they will forget the whole. Could they see me
now they would not say so, eh, Burbage? For I do puzzle my poor brain and
work of nights and I should soon be back to you and the company, if all goes well.
In the meantime-Good health to you and best of luck attend you in your
present venture, whatever it may be.
Your friend and playwright,
VIRGINIA RICHMOND, l29.
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Your honor and gentlemen of the jury, all too long has the plea of insanity
been attempted of late in our law courts. We should not, cannot, will not toler-
ate it. In times past such a plea was not considered as legal, and was, if recog-
nized as fraud, a reason for more severe punishment on the part of the state.
Shall we permit such a person as this Macbeth, the slaughterer of children,
the assassinlator of friends, the betrayer and usurper of trusts, to thus play upon
I hark back to the case of People vs. Hurleigh. In that case, the bold and
arrogant self-confessed murdere1', contrary to all custom, was acquitted of the
charge of murder through a plea of insanity. Three months later he was en-
gaged in such great plunderings and murders throughout the kingdom that all
resources of the state could hardly cope with his activities. lf that is what we
desire, let us acquit Macbeth, recompense him for his wicked imprisonment, and
hold him in honor as a martyr among us. If, however, you want to keep your lives,
your liberty, the lives of your wives and children, this beautiful country of ours
free from sacrilage and rapine, convict Macbeth, and in no uncertain terms pro-
claim your opinion throughout our beautiful Scotland as an announcement of the
rebirth of sacred liberty among us. '
Yes, gentlemen of the jury, he has been a noble hero. He has fought for his
country, he has defeated a foreign enemy and subdued a rebel lord, but was he
not richly rewarded for these deeds? Therefore, noble judges, is not his downfall
all the more to be deplored, since he attacked the body of him who honored him?
Yet, his most capable lawyer attempts to prove by his witnesses that
Macbeth has had, at different times, spasms of insanity. Well and good, let us
make a concession, let us consider the plea of insanity legal and let Macbeth's
actions explain his plea by answering these questions. Could an insane man
have carried on his part after murdering the late king as calmly as Macbeth car-
ried on? Could an insane man so deliberately and carefully have gone about
the sacking of his country, could a mind mentally unbalanced undertake, to the
last punctilious step, the arrangement of the late Banquo's death? And yet that
most illustrious rogue, that most heroic murderer, that most beloved ravager
wishes us to accept his plea as true!
Let us make still another concession, let us even admit he was insane! Now
then, let Macbeth explain how he became insane. He is silent, his illustrious
lawyer is silent, he fMacbethJ cringes with fear, is lifeless. Why? Because
the only things that could make him insane, in truth, are his murdering of trust-
ing friends, his slaughtering of helpless ones, his sacking of this most beautiful
country of ours, and his robbing of the widowed. That is why, gentlemen of
the jury, our most beloved and most respected harasser is unable to answer these
simple questions of a pillaged people.
Yet his most illustrious counsel, who sits in my sight, rises to the greatest
heights of oratory to tell us that Macbeth, a poor haunted man, harassed by the
image of Duncan, murdered by his hands, made sleepless by the ghost of
Banquo, assassinated through his plans, perpetually troubled by the death of his
fellow arch-conspirator and fiend, his wife, has come to this merciful bar of
justice to play upon the sympathy of us who have lost through his wickedness,
home, wives, children, everything which is dear to our hearts.
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Is there anyone of you, gentlemen of the jury, who having heard his plea,
does not desire once more to sit down to meat in your own home with your wife
and children around you, without the spies of Macbeth there to report each
private detail of your mealg to sleep in peace of mind and body, without having
the murderers of Macbeth enter the sanctuary of your home, kill your wife and
children and confiscate your property and title? I hear silence throughout the
court roomy I hear no murmur of dissent, I hear no one pleading that Macbeth
be freed to once more plunder our homes.
Let us turn back the annals of law to the times of ancient Rome for a reason
for dispelling all dissents if such should even be imagined.
Did Cicero, that most patriotic and beloved consul, hesitate to attack, the
massed forces of the profligate aristocratsg did he hesitate to accuse Cataline in
no uncertain terms, at risk of his position, property, life itself? Then shall We
in Words of glory fear to put to death Macbeth, to gain eternal peace and pros-
pcrity for our beautiful country and safety for our wives and children, at risk
Therefore, remembering your noble birth and high positions, noble gentle-
men of the jury, deliberate among yourselvesg think of the crimes of Macbeth,
of his false plea of insanity, his attempted play on the sympathies of you most
merciful men who have lost so much by his plotsg and then make your just and
glorious decision which will forevermore make our beautiful country free for you
-WARREN L. CLAFF.
Of the things that I love,
There is one above all others-
I love to lie, stretched on the sandy floor of earth's palace,
And stare, unblinhing, at her spacious ceiling.
Until--after a little-I see my dreams in pictures.
White blotches on blue canvas make my pictures.
I sometimes, dreaming fairy dreams, see faces there,
Perhaps the dear image of someone far away,
Whom in my longing I've brought home again,
But not to linger long with me, for then
My picture, captured by a cloud, is borne away,
And though I search in every corner of my canopy,
I know my dreams are gone until another day.
BARBARA SHAW, '28.
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May 11, 1927.
To-day Rev. Daniel Roy, pastor of a church in Brockton, spoke to us on
"Raw Material." He is a Canadian and spoke from experience. He made his talk
more clear and interesting by illustrating his points with specific examples.
The two instincts on which he laid the most stress were the gambling instinct
and the fighting instinct. These if held in restraint are valuable ones to possess.
May 13, 1927.
Mr. Harry Aiken, President of the Providence Rotary Club, came back to
visit his old school. He was of the class of 1909 and had been pitcher on the
baseball team at that time. He wanted to see our present team in action. He
spoke, informally, on 'tRerniniscences of Thayer Academy."
May 17, 1927.
Mayor Childs of Newton addressed us to-day. He is very much interested
in Youth and its activities. .He left with the school a very important message,
namely, for us to grow, mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially, by means
of this slogan, made from the letters of the word t'grow"-Go right on working.
May 18, 1927.
Thayer Academy is going to be represented abroad this summer. Steven
Seudder, David Cutler, and Robert Hutton of the class of 1928 have been selected
to be Thayer's delegates in Denmark.
May 19, 1927.
Mr. Paul Shirley of the Boston Symphony Orchestra spoke to us for a few
moments to-day on Music and its value.
May 27, 1927.
The fourth class had charge of the Memorial Day exercises. The procla-
mation for the first Memorial Day was ready Mr. Southworth said a few words
on the significance of Memorial Day, Mr. Monroe sang "The Recessionalf'
Although it was a very simple service, it was inspiring.
At one of our regular assemblies during the last week of school, Founder's
Day was celebrated. Frances Aldrich read an essay on the schools of old Brains
tree, Stephen Scudder, one on Thayer's athletics in former days, and David
Cutler, one on the first railway.
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Scmorsl Day, June 18, 1927.
The graduation exercises were held in the Braintree Town Hall. The
academy orchestra played the processional, and the Reverend Harry Grimes gave
the Invocation. Then the graduating class sang "Land of Hope and Glory?
The Reverend Samuel L. Drury, headmaster of St. Paul's School, gave an excel-
lent address. A piano solo, "Autumn,'l played by Albert Belliveau, followed.
Hon. Asa Palmer French of the Board of Trustees gave the historical address
after which the Class of 1927 sang 'Woodland Night." Diplomas were con-
ferred. Biargaret Knight, accompanied by Doris Gorman, played hMazurka',
on the violin. The awarding of prizes and scholarships was followed by the re-
cessional, played by the academy orchestra. When all had reached the school,
the Class of 1928 planted the ivy. Shortly afterwards the historical pageant
was presented. Retreat, sounded on the bugle as the flag was lowered, closed the
September 14, 1927 .
School opened to-day on its fifty-first year. Appropriate opening exercises
were held in the assembly hall. Margaret Knight played a violin solo, and
Natalie Connell sang a few songs for the assembly. Miss Clara Thayer, the
niece of the late Rev. Geo. A. Thayer, gave a short welcoming address. She was
followed by Mr. Litchfield of the Board of Trustees, who spoke briefiy.
October 10, 1927.
Stephen Scudder, David Cutler, and Robert Hutton had charge of the exer-
cises in chapel this morning. They told us in a very entertaining way about
their trip to Denmark.
November 11, 1927.
A fevw minutes of the day were devoted to an Armistice Day service. The
governor's proclamation was read by Robert Hutton, president of the Senior
class. After Mr. Southworth read the roll of honor of Thayer Academy, Mr.
Abercrombie spoke a few words about four of the boys whom he had known
personally. This was followed by a cornet solo, "Keep the Home Fires Burning,"
played by the Rev. Benjamin White. Mr. Leggett of the faculty, next spoke.
His words were inspired by the memories that the simple service had recalled.
There was a lesson in them for all who listened.
November 22, 1927.
A short Thanksgiving service was held to-day. Robert Rawson of the fifth
class read the governor's proclamation, and Natalie Brigham of the same class
read a poem of her choosing, entitled 'Thanksgiving Day."
December 12, 1927.
Thomas Sears and Perry Holt were the two representatives from Thayer at
the Y. M. C. A. Conference at Malden, December 10 and 11. In a short talk
before the student body, the former gave a very interesting account of the
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January 24, 1928.
The school was richly entertained to-day by the Hampton Quartet. Mr.
Ketcham, the field secretary, introduced Alonza Moron of the Virgin Islands,
a graduate of Hampton who spoke for a few moments. The quartet, always
good, came to us to-day presenting an excellent program, with many new num-
February 2, 1928.
The school had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Marshall, the President of
Connecticut College, who in his speech showed himself a champion of the younger
February 22, 1928.
The annual Washington's Birthday exercises were held to-day in charge of
the second class with Herbert Lewis presiding. Readings were given by
Margaret Taylor and Gilbert White, followed by an original essay by David
February 24, 1928.
To-day the school was honored with an address by the Hon. Michael J.
Sullivan. His speech on The League of Nations, the VVorld Court, and Inter-
national Peace was very interesting and forceful.
March 7, 1928.
To-day, Mr. George Plummer gave us a very interesting lecture illustrated
with slides and motion pictures of the whaling industry in Old New England.
O thou undaunted spirit from the West,
Winging through mist and snow of Northern air,
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Or Fortunes favored fool to gain thy goal?
Was it blind Chance or a deerec of Fate
That thou inay'st snzile now that thy trial is done?
Nay, braife spirit, not these sustained thy soul,
But the omniscient Cod, irho was thy flyingniiate.
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CLASS OF 1878
Alverdo Mason, a retired postal clerk, now lives on Commercial Street,
Asa Palmer French, President of the Trustees of the Thayer Academy, who
married Elizabeth Wales of the class of '84 of Thayer, has one son and one
daughter. He was District Attorney for the Southeastern District of Massa-
chusetts from 1901-1906, U. S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts during
Roosevelt's term until 1914, Ex-President of the Norfolk Bar Association and of
the Randolph Savings Bank. Now he is engaged in private law practice in
CLASS OF 1881
Annie Belcher, who lives on Park Street, Braintree, during the summers,
spends the winters in Pasadena, California.
Florina Collamore divides her time between Braintree and Pembroke where
she continues to run her father's insurance business.
Emma Louise French, widow of Prof. J. B. Sewall, former hcadmaster of
Thayer Academy, lives at 50 Vernon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.
James Patrick Maloney known as 'tHarry English" has toured successfully
for forty years the United States and Europe as a "Mimic Player." He is now
Manager of the National Vaudeville Artists Association's offices in Los Angeles.
Susan Ordway Lane in 1898 married William G. Ball. She has two daugh-
ters and now lives at 22'11 Ditmas Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
CLASS OF 1882
Although Mary P. Sylvester did not graduate from Thayer, she has never
forgotten the inspiration given her by the faculty of the Academy. In 1897 she
married William A. Spinney. She is now a much respected and honored mem-
ber of the faculty of the Bennett School, in Millbrook, N. Y.
CLASS OF 1883
Everett Litchfield, a Trustee, and the Treasurer of the Academy, is in the
insurance business in Boston.
F. H. Littlefield is President and General-Manager of the Standard Masonic
Publishing Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Herbert French is senior partner of Herbert F. French and Company, Public
Accountants, 100 Summer St., Boston.
Henrietta XV. French is now Mrs. William Doble. She lives at 24 South
Street, Quincy. '
Alice Sparrow taught in public schools in Massachusetts and Georgia for
several years. In 1891 she married Arthur F. Pinkham of Wollaston. She has
two married sons, and is living in Watertown.
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Josephine Colbert, a teacher in the Noah Torrey School, South Braintree,
lives on Colbert Avenue, South Braintree.
Annie Kendall Dyer resides at the family home on Washington Street, South
Sarah Grifhn Holmes makes her home at 33 Roel Street, Randolph.
Charlotte Lane, who married Drew B. Hall in 1901, has two daughters,
both of whom are graduates of Thayer. She, with her family, lives on River
Mabel Augusta Richardson, Mrs. 1Ym. Curtis, now resides at 60 Bullard
Street, Norwood, Massachusetts. '
CLASS OF 1884
Mary P. Follett is connected with several business organizations. She has
written many books on business management. The last one, which appeared in
1927, was 'tPsychological Foundations of Management."
Herbert Frank Pierce, a civil engineer lives in Newton Massachusetts. He
has one son.
Daniel 1Veston Rogers is a successful doctor in Highland Park, Illinois,
where he lives at 441 St. .lohn's Place. He has one son.
Emily Damon thlrs. E. NY. Thomasj is living at 58 Belcher Avenue, Brock-
It is with regret that we record the death of Mrs. Asa Palmer French,
formerly Elizabeth Wales.
CLASS OF 1885
Loring Thayer is living at 20 Taylor Street, South Braintree.
John Owens is Secretary of the E. T. 1Vright Shoe Company, Rockland.
Arthur XY. Newcomb who has taken part in many improvements in Quincy,
was a member of the School Board for eleven years, and is now a Notary Public.
After her graduation from Smith College, Mary U. Thayer spent many
years at home. She then spent two years in China. At present she is living in
Quincy Reed was a civil engineer for some years, but now is located in Pet-
aluma, California in the silk mills of the Belding Heminway Company. He has
been a widower since 1927.
Eliza Stone Arnold resides on Cochato Road, Braintree.
Mabel Lottie Bates, a retired school teacher, lives on Washington Street,
Jennie Carmichael, Nlrs. 1Vm. Patterson, lives in New Ipswich, New Hamp-
Clift Rodgers Richards, who married in 1895 Fanny O. Bartlett, has been
a Law Examiner in the service of the Interior Department in 1Vashington since
1889. He has two sons and one daughter.
Samuel Brcck Sampson, a postal clerk in the city of Brockton, lives on
Market Street, Campello, Massachusetts. He has two sons and one daughter.
CLASS OF 1886
Dr. 1Yilliam G. Curtis who has been connected with many medical societies,
served a captain in the Medical Corps of the Army, and is now practicing
medicine in Wollaston.
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tached to the 4th French Army in 1917. He received the 'tCroix de la Grande
Guerref' He is now pastor of the All Souls Universalist Church in Brooklyn,
Since his graduating from M. I. T., Schuyler Hazzard has been connected
with railroad companies in eastern and mid-western parts of the country. Since
1920, he has been president and general manager of the Albion Cold Storage Co.
of Albion, N. Y.
Elizabeth Bradford Potter is now Mrs. Oakes Bridgham. Her address is
Washington Street, South Braintree.
Horace Tower Fogg, married in 1902 to Isabella Falkner, is now President
of the Rockland Trust Company, President of the Marshfield Agricultural and
Horticultural Society, Director of the Childrenis Sunlight Hospital, Scituate, and
Vice-President of the Plymouth and Bay Conference of Unitarian Churches.
He has one daughter and resides in Norwell.
Annie Cleaves Hale is a book-keeper in Pratt and Sims' Store, Braintree.
Wallace Macgregor a mining engineer and metallurgist, lives at 1962 Yose-
mite Road, Berkley, California. He manufactures high pressure fire apparatus
for protection for use in city and town fire departments and he has designed and
patented special fittings for handling oil and gasoline. He married Lucy Gibbs
of the class of '88 of Thayer and has three children.
CLASS OF 1887
Marion A. Gleason married the Rev. Henry C. McDougall in 1890. She
has two sons. She is a widow now, and is a librarian in North Abington.
Emma D. Follansbee married Edward C. Graves in 1901. She lives at 1253
Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass.
Helen Winifred Arnold, Mrs. Eben Prescott, has two daughters and one son.
She lives on Middle Street, Braintree.
Marion Belcher in 1891 married Dr. Cutts who died in 1918. She has one
daughter and one son. Since 1922 she has been Mrs. 1Villiam Fearing living in
Brookline in the winter and in Braintree during the summer.
Nellie Dyer, Mrs. Geo. Hamblet, has one daughter and lives on Lowell
CLASS OF 1888
Lizzie .l. Bernard tMrs. Charles T. 1Vestonl is living in Holbrook.
Henry K. Rowe is living in Newton Highlands.
Daniel F. Potter married Georgianna Field fThayer 18895 in 1892. Mr.
Potter is engaged in the electrical business in Buffalo, Y. They have one son
who is married. Their interests have been chiefly in church and patriotic
Elizabeth Crawford Bridges, widow of Herbert A. Abbe since 1921, has a
son and a daughter. She resides in Springneld, Mass.
Sarah Lane, Mrs. Atherton Hunt, lives on Vine Street, Braintree. She has
three sons all of whom are graduates of the Academy.
Estella Pierce with her husband, Mr. James Kilbrith, spends the winters in
Florida. the summers in South Braintree.
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lohn Shaw who served as Lieutenant m the Medical Corp overseas is now
a practicing physician in Plymouth. a director of the Massachusetts Tuberculosis
League, and Vice-President of the County Health Association.
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Clara W. Belcher married Daniel Adams a short time after leaving Thayer,
and in 1915 moved to Portsmouth, N. H. After the death of her husband, she
took charge of his drug store, where she is engaged at the present time.
Helen Arnold, a kindergarten teacher in South Boston, resides with her sis-
ters on Park Street, Braintree.
Marion Arnold has always been a resident of Braintree where she lives on
Sam Ellsworth, formerly an assistant of Dr. Williams at the Boston City
Hospital, is now very successful Ex-ray specialist at 520 Beacon Street, Boston.
He married Mrs. Dexter Wadsworth and lives on Monroe Street, Quincy,
Charlotte Foster, Mrs. Maud Waters, lives on Holmes Street, Braintree.
She has one son and one daughter. Her son Foster graduated from the Academy
in the class of '27, and her daughter Carol is now a student here.
CLASS OF 1923
Carolyn Austin is a senior at the College of Liberal Arts at Boston Univer-
Dorothy Dana is secretary to Dr. Greenough and Dr. Smith of Boston.
Hesta Buchanan is with the John Hancock, Insurance Company.
Dallas Wylie is at the Lesley School.
Francis Poole is a senior at Harvard. He is concentrating in English.
Dorothy Miller is Mrs. A. M. Nickerson. She has a baby daughter.
Dick Crosseup graduated magna cum laude from Harvard last year.
Dorothy Bates is secretary to Mr. Homer of the Homer Oil Burner Company
in West Lawsend, Mass.
Richard W. Smith graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1927. At
present he is an ensign on the U. S. S. "Whitney."
James Hall, graduated from Harvard, is now employed by the New England
Mutual Life Insurance Company at Boston.
Hazel Ludden is assistant in the science department of the Newton High
School, where she went after graduating from Radcliffe.
Elsie Barnard is, at present, studying Religious Education at the Tucker-
man School in Boston.
Louise Case is with the Milton Bradley School Supplies Company.
Elizabeth Hall, a graduate of the class of 1927 from Smith, is now assisting
in the Department of Psychology at Smith College.
Miriam Hall, graduated from Radcliffe, has a position in the Braintree
Arnold Howe holds a position with the 1Vellington Sears Cotton Company.
Gordon Keating is an officer in the service of the United States lwerchant
Russell Patten holds a responsible position with John Hancock Life Insur-
ance Company. His engagement to Miss Catherine Leonard of Roslindale has
Ruth Richards, whose engagement to Edward Bullard of Wrentham has
recently been announced, has a position in the office of Lee Higginson.
Deane VValker has a position with his father in the shoe business.
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CLASS OF 1924
Nelson B. Jones, Jr. will be the next head of the Brown Union. He has
played a year on the varsity football team, and is a member of the lacrosse
squad. He is also treasurer of the senior class, and a member of the Cam-
marian Club, and of Phi Delta Theta.
Eleanor Ricker was married to Mr. Robbie of Quincy, March 1.
CLASS OF 1925
Kent Sanders QHarvard '30J has been awarded the Brown scholarship for
1927-28 for high scholastic records in history and government.
Frank Roberts QHarvard '29J received the Bowditch scholarship for 1927-28
for excellent work in physics and chemistry.
Edward Moore CHarvard '29J was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa junior
eight on November 28, 1927, and was presented with his key on December 5,
1927. He was also honored by being awarded half of the Class of 1802 scholar-
Dick Ketchum fHarvard '29j was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi foot-
ball team, and is president of the Intra Mural Sports Council.
George Stephenson and Dorothy Shaw were married April 21.
CLASS OF 1926
Harriet Steele and Frances Biekford were two of the fifteen sophomores
who obtained the best seholastie records as freshmen at Radcliffe. These fifteen
sophomores were honored at a banquet at the Agassiz house on December 9,
1927, by the Committee on the Encouragement of Education. The headmiaster
and the faculty of the Academy were invited to attend. Thayer was the only
school that had two representatives on this honor list.
CLASS OF 1927
Doris Gorman and Betty Shane are at the New England Conservatory of
Mary Kimball is at Carleton College, in Minnesota.
Marion McGregor is at the Chandler Secretarial School.
Elizabeth MeConarty and Beatrice Ryan are training at Bridgewater
Loring Towne and Ruth Welch are at Boston University.
Kathleen Harris is at the Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School.
Lucelia Balkham is practicing domestic economy in Connecticut. She trained
at Miss Farmer's School last fall.
Madelen Perry is training at the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, and
Barbara lYhiteonib at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Marion Young is at Bradford Academy in the Junior College.
Adelaide Taylor is studying journalism at Beauer College, Penkintown, Pa.
Gertrude Blunt is a pupil at the Braggiotti-Denishawn School of dancing in
Sidonia Ellis is a freshman at Mount Holyoke.
Philip Burnham is at Bowdoin.
Stanley Dinsmoor is studying at the Boston Normal Art School.
Roger Fairclough entered Cornell in February, 1928.
NVinthrop Cook is attending the New Prep School in Cambridge.
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Donald Converse is at Worcester Tech.
Carolyn Dana is at Miss Sacken's Interior Decorating School.
Dorothy Jenkins is studying at Miss lYheelock's.
Margaret Knight is at Vassar.
Carlysle Kretschrnan and Frank Ernest South are at Brown.
Elizabeth Loud is a Jackson College freshman.
The following are at Harvard: Wlilliam Cassett, Albert Belliveau, Frank
Remick, Hermann Williams, Horace Thorner, Gerald Smith, and Foster Waters.
Albert Belliveau made the Deans' list at mid-years, and Herman Williams has
been elected to the Freshman Student Council.
For academic work during the first half year Horace Thorner received a
Crowinshield scholarship. He was one of twenty-three freshmen securing such
Jean Adams and Betsy Green are at Wellesley.
George Churchill is at the Lowell Textile School.
The following are at Radcliffe: Barbara Hull, Dorothy Baker, and Priscilla
Carl Baker, Edward Heffernan, Ross Sangster, and Richard Pratt are at
M. I. T. Dick Pratt made Phi Beta Epsilon.
Hamilton Hutton has been elected to the Yale Freshman Student Council.
Arthur Holbrook is at the University of Maine.
Eleanor Lowe and Miriam Goodridge are studying at Simmons.
Dorothy Klingeman is in North Carolina, at Cokar College.
Richard Wllierity is at Holy Cross.
John Young is at Boston College.
Willis Megathlin is at his home in Wollaston.
Ellen Mahan is taking a secretarial course at the Bryant and Stratton Com-
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Here lies the body of Walter Nash
He paid his book-bill up in cash.
And here is the corpse ol' Whitterinore Dunn:
His span of life was very short.
One day he thought it would be fun
To do his laps on the tennis eourt.
An ignoble grave has William Betts
For he tried to play singles through five
Here lies the body of Billy Blum:
As baseball manager he was going soine,
Until one fine day, they were off to play
And Willie found he'd forgot the gum!
Here rest the reniains of Wilson Dxour.
He studied in the recess "hour."
Here lies the grave of Ted Rockerstar
Who used to play in the orchestra.
He diedg and all that ever was known
lllas that poison was put in his saxaphone.
And here below lies Jackson Recd,
The lunch-rooin sheili, you know the brcedg
One day he got reckless, and over rash
And asked if 'tyvas safe to eat the hash.
And hero is the corpse of lhlaxwell Boone
Who rang the bells in the afternoon
tHe died from concussion of the brainfl.
One day the bell rang at 2:11,
fliet us hope that Max is now in heavenl
For the Wollaston students inissed the train.
And here We have John Percival Barr
Who drove to school in an old Ford carp
Now John was every inch a fool
For he parked his auto in front of the school.
And last comes the corpse of Janies Storinington Pound
Who tried to eat candy with Miss Briscoe around
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Best athlete among the boys
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Best. athlete among the girls
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1Vorst woman hater
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19 1Vorst man hater
18 M. Keith
4 V. Alliee
4 lNIost optimistic'
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3 H. Robinson
7 D. Cutler
6 Cl. Jones
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6 K. Quimby
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When Jim draws nigh,
We draw nigh too:
,Cause there's nothing else to do,
But join the crowd
When Jim draws nigh.
When Jim sings,
His voice rings out
So that we have but little doubt
That musio's in the atmosphere
When Jim sings.
When Jim smiles,
There's little room
For anything at all like gloom,
The whole world's just one wide-spread grin
When Jim smiles.
Dust generally looks terrible
Most places around our home.
The only place Where we have none
Is on the graphaphone.
But there's one spot in the whole house
Where I like to see it shine:
That's on my study-table
In good old vacation time.
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Red Hayes-"AND HOW fHowel l"
Miss Allen-HThe log of 8 is more than what and less than what?"
Mr. Leggett fcoming into study hall, in uproarl-UAH right, I'm back nowfl
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Mr. Leggett: "What kind of noun is 'breadl?"
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Miss Gemmel: "And what did you write your composition on?'l
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M . Keith
That delicate voice
That curly head
That maidenly blush
His winning smile
Those Wild Danish
Being a Boy Scout
Being left handed
That fetching manner
Speaking her mind
That T. A.
Being a gentleman
t'Why bring that up"
That fur coat
Patent leather kid
Chaperoning B. Ellis
The Wollaston Theater
Being absent from
Flivvers and beetles
Ticklin' the keys
All sorts of Roses
First woman President
A correspondence school
U. S. Olympic team
New York Giants
Drawing A John Barrymore
Wrecking Hivvers Gym. teacher
Anna U Bank president
Eta P1 Train announcer
Saving seats Don Juan
Chemistry William Lyon
Burning the midnight oil Scientist
Arguing with the t'ref." Hamlet
"Lord J eff " Drugstore cowboy
Dancing Theater guild director
Golf Captain of the
Writing chemistry "Hel1ig Olav"
experiments Silent policeman
Arguing with Steve
"But you can't do that"
Advice to disappointed
Getting first prize
The weaker C?J sex
Being with Mutt
Being a big sister
Being with Jeff
Going to the
Dean of Radcliffe
Mayor of Hanover
Professeur de Franc
Another Eddie Shore
Private secretary to
A head master
Tech show lead
Another Sara Teasdale
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