Thayer Academy - Black and Orange Yearbook (Braintree, MA)

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w-1-.-1-- ,AWN 'fx-7-SJ. Z? Cx Lsbr-is , -5 W Jizqf A X Q 'TEE ' Q BIZMQCK N HKN66 VOLUME7 I9 28 THAYER BACADEMY N g I N P,Ln1sL.J ivy., swarm X ' sm A MASSBCLUSB1tS X f "P?9q'5"'x sw 4 -. Q F n 0-9 421 v 611 I-N if 1 ,S QIKHQ. Q not X , 11? SML! Harriet 6611111111111 To You, 11111' 11111111-1111111-t0:1c'1101', sc-0111g g1111lc', W1 111 txi ll 111111 wtf 1 311 11 lfll 1U1HC'1'S21'1iS0l' 1. S, rus sc1' s '01 QQ ,And joys 111 our f1isc'm'c1'y of 21 wc11'ld 1118110 Made 1'ic'l1 tI11'o11g5l1 truth, we givc this book Whivh is :1l1'ez1dy as 11111cl1 yo111's as ours. 1 f BOARD OF TRUSTEES HON. ASA PALMER FRENCH, President, Randolph. HON. LOUIS ADAMS FROTHINOHAM, North Easton. W N 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 been undertaken. 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. eh C 1 W A W W it I i STAFF A mf UQ fx , w QA , -- xswsy 6459 I f - f , '- I I 4 I A A :J I LR 'J M, n kidney. 1, 'YT Un... I , f S K, ,L,.,..l.Y.: . 0- ,,7LN.:?. H '+L-If A. 5.1 xg- 1 .N""f, ' 'l A 'SQ-Qffglf N N 5 iv .' " -. at x9 Q' V f " .-fl. fgfl yv ,- . ,Z . , 11411 . 'i g I - . -.SIQ5-i?dxc'zJg-5'-J xr I 5- -A fx X- W N J V 4-I L SJ,-.v. ,f ,wif-s1qyri.5.'! JN x I --'ff ' L W ... JOHN HAGEN ......, VICKERY HUBBARD TUCKER VYE .... ROBERT HUTTON .... AIORRISON DOW ,. EVERETT SIMPSON STEVEN SCUDDER .... FRANCES ALDRICH .E.. ALINE BLAKE ...... LARRY PUTNEY IXIARCIA KEITH ...,. ELINOR GODFREY XYELMA BATCHELDER . XVINIFRED VANRAALTE HELEN SAMPSON ........ RIARTIN HUBBARD .. BARBARA ELLIS .... THOMAS SEARS .I.. NANCY PATTEN ... THE. STAFF Managing Editor Literary Editor Advertising Art Photographs , Personals Boys' Athletics Girls' Athletics . Activities Chronicles Alumni Notes Jokes and Features Staff Stonographer Q s QX X vw B W 'awww A A H d TACX BAXTER QOUFHXYORTH AB H d I t E Z h S U f PDBABD XXINQIOXN HINCKS 11 B IMNI B I f IH lb t Pl 1 ZE1 I , Rl TH AINNA XLDRICH AB NI ml b c ll g F h dE z h l AY v- 1 A 4 :.1, ' . v' 1' 1" - L' .' '.', ' ' r 5 LL' '.':' 'T' .f " "7 'fl-' f' "1-n""A' 'I' C' ' gli 51: :Q-fu 4 .Lx .Chg X 4 . x p flu' 1 ' sf' 1 R ,-M mil". 1 XJ L lvfnr. .r 1 1 ' yy "F l'f".'w' l SCJ "' jul' K" all ' ' l Mfr, 15 ,, 5 1, l y fqgyv LUCY EDNA ALLEN Harvard Summer School Jllathcmatics MARY LAVINIA BRISCOE, A.B. Texas State College for Women History GRACE LOUISE BURKE, A.B. Radcliffe College Mathematics, German, and History PAULINE WENDELL CHELLIS Boston School of Physical Education Physical Education and Dancing 9 Y I . .. '40 , . . -.. . Y r vu----. YV ., A -- 5--ir.',r'1xl-I L rr.,-I 4,--:.1.1gg ,gf xx- .wid uf 3, f..A.-I X f 55.'.,..!.: .A A 4-4...i,r y ff2,,ZHf,L'U .N N A R9 .-U 1 . .U f, fr.. K .'..w-5-:xrd A if' tx, xxlnqh W .-.v..f f. . rv "3 .mvfrr fgjl f f 8 L V N QIEQQ --3151 , LOUISE KINGMAN EMERSON, A.B. Smith College illafhematics HARRIET GEMMEL, A.B. Carleton College and University of IVisconsin English F. ARTHUR HILTON, JR., BS., MA, Bowdoin College and Harvard University Physics and ChC'77lfl.SfI'1j LOUISE ELIZABETH HOEH, AB., Ed.M. Boston University and Harvard University English MRS. GEORGE YATES KELLS New England Conservatory of Music Pianoforte and Harmony. School Orchestra 10 rav i 4 A . M. Q -M, ,E-J,-,A-Q X 2 s. ,f,5f. .i,-,-:V xp-:rt .. -LZfAi.r.r:2 r !.L. A X wg mfr' N -,U mg ,xg - 4 --,.,,-4-rr 1- .. , 1 . H Q , X39 vga-,-.u .1 1 . YY . I,-xy. . v-' an ' v- A X A s - w ,dfcffrg-, M, 8 LJ A-'1'f4, ,Q i GEORGE EATON LANE, AB., A.M. H:11'v:11'rl Uriivcrsity and Colunibia University Latin ROBERT CAMERON LEGGETT, AB., Ed.M. Harvard University F rench VANCE WESLEY MONROE l'nivm-1-sity Extrusion, gA1l1Cl'if'2LI1 Institute of Nornial Methods Jlzmfr' LILLIAN MAE SLEEPER, A.B. Boston University Latin LOUIS E FR ANC' ES R YER Sf JN Secrdary 11 .. - 'GI' .--..,.,...,. . P q,,r .-.--.Y ..a.-Y--5-14,'.'.f'fsr-K. 'f'f'-si" ehiat-M' RSPB: N' fs X A i- ws-:. 'A 9-:,, 'aff -4- " .try 35 I-5611, 192,31 N 55.9.4 . V lx..- fl: N51 fri ,. w .".n.-- "1-Tr I gigg, A 'i K- V t if .A xg:-I AR 'fn-'. .f .frvh y I II eff '-' - w Ms,-, ng u. Semi-Centennial Pageant OUR HERITAGE 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 possession. 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." 12 -n ' Q - ,thu N ,I 4 , Qwiai-, fm :fl ,. Q 'Zx-y u"J YC, A 5"-4, VL: 1 L1 Q , X Q W Li AK "'-W" -' f Y -X ' ff-'mf' A 21 , i'3"""'ffM1 fs f 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." 13 ,Nr A- f'-' SYTSK TU, . ,J-,k,v44M,xSggg2ig 'fan-EL-.f.-,ms X 5 1'C:51,?: iv x?,:5 4. 7229- f -Qujkgx 'I " "C ' fi-' uf - - 1 f igul' 'll' w' A ' 1- mf sl r i T V M 43 W.-.v.-.1 .--r4f4i1vx45.'-' JN -gf L". W . 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 activities. 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." 14 7 SENUICCDLQQS L-nl 1 l I L l A.: - 1 P - .f .. A-f-vw-'fr' Q :ily !.:L5,..f-44: xgggvzvgf .-. - ,ATN N A gill ,, Q. :IA if .r 7,1 Q51 'tg' '1,y?1..:,-Q' I 'R F' if N-J -XXLJL Ax -,-,x.'..1 ,. . Y '13 ae- ' fi w T' fcffff-r ' L 1 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. VELMA BA'1'eHELni+:R. 16 ess rewssfeefss EXW. -r ,.n1yf.fie6?'f7g'5'-:qv P! J ki I N- as V, 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. til -44 sw, I-4-M Q1-isis' Q, X 2 s,..1,'5f.f.1.:,-JA.. xpqzt ..A-y2??. f,- Q2 ,L 455, 1 1 si 11-ffv:-, ned., XJ by-,lg ' . ,, K- X f ' 1 .- . , 3, -, ssc. -f fhA'f4znrS4.i:1f-.f.' u 4 i 71 A 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, who 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. P ,J . . . - ,- I .i -. ,- ,11fl"-.-u- .. r N f.', '.'.- .. A-I-be '11-' fr' '-'F'-".',"' ' ' liz .5:j'IILhjAfT, . .x .XJ-r X X A A .. J ""! lf' E il i' l i t X sm. 1Qv rC".'!'xf'Fl3 N - '. ': W "' ' 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 Music ".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 Hl'lvl'U7'l7lfj his uifsrtoni liglzllyn 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! Tennis, 1. gy -an an 1'-M 11-is ,QI 13.5-,-. X s l-3:w1,1,:.-3, m.W,f.5.,,.,c.1:b z1 3L- .. A. . , ,f . - . f--Q., .. as 'C-'F-fl. I X I ,33ff1fr?rfx'Tb24f1ff:f-:.f L I W " A MARION BROWN "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 Council, 1. 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. ,-!,5"Q' 1 A ' V-ff L5 .fafslr w6?f.:,Q' r.. 'ZA .,'. f N, .'.5'..'. - f . s. ,C1 ,x. 3,4 . 'Qs'-f.. N, iff,-1 X A X? 4' 5 1-' 4 , V . - 4 Z I., X l 1 5- be R ,kgijjfeff ...wg-3 yr A 54, ga I1 ' J x Qggl I 11 p s - - . : W W .iglfxxv 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. . ..-..,. r g 4- 4 ---- AJ,-,.-- 4.- 1r.'.' 'ax-k" ", 227 1.0. lk 'TK Nw 5 " APT' ' "N"--r!d"" Q Fi, fs., x . ,Il R, M4315-, x i, XJ ,j xxjblm - 2 W 'F A 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 Deutsch!" 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. Football, 1. 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 "-Strongest minds 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. fl- - ..... i r . - -,L vrwzia N A " ""'-. -7 713 , , is-f V X Cs' 751' ff ' , - . S x N0 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. 'QQ'-f' RR!-4.5, gqsr ,S ., 1-sc N-.ffcktv 'iq T 4 img... x? L 1 J. 5.1,-.-, . 2 F! N .xzlg llnlyl-JA. .L 4,4,7?-dh. fy. 15.55, KL hz 3, W . . 3- ' K L , . .KI I .Aly 47", ny' Q 5 -Q L . - W i x I -X if A ef- -' 'e'f'ff"-"':"'-fri 3 a 1 7' ELIZABETH VICKERY HUBBARD CVickJ University of Wisconsin "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 'tBoston"? 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 Play, 1. 'f?.'.sfi, ' 'sts X . A liwbiig 9 1, 2 -..Q- N av-M :f?1 ,.N,,5fed,ffg,g.!.,r ll x x L I Q-.'.a-. .f ,,fY'ilq11YyQ5:.'xf-5,55 5 ' 5 : i 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. nv' ei rr fr if fs, X .1 2 iif i'55""?I 1f'i -e-fe "fav" f' "fFfElQZ'ir ' i1 icfffjbk .,.- 1:1 i' ' X A en. x 5?fQ4me4Slf'-!'ff-xii? is W " Q 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. ffwvx-mg, A - -. 2""'v.9 , V, ' Q5 is-f E X C? Qy wa fmr f 1' N ' -'S w 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 Black Crows." 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. , , I 1 ... - --VH., -1. .. ' -" H5 I-tk vc" T4 f N -J.'Z'.'.--,A .-, f-Hewf V dean., 1144.14 V 4,4 X 4 W - .. 9 ,, .gk W ,.,, , 'Q Il" r1f' . , Qwsggg fa I ,ff ,- I F' HL n 4.1. vi,-.-.f--.f .f i1vfi'.'1.i-GP .'-'- Q: A . . W 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" variety. 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. BETTY SARGENT "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 Hketch 'em"? 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. '.f.2'gf1- x 2 n f-2:-,'-if , f L 1- -v v 4, x .A 1 iaiedkrhwe-,f A 1 A..! a 1. w J xt- XFAQMR24 f .. .. ADWNN 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 counts. 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" B lithe U A thletic R eady B ewitching A dorable R eal A ffectionate 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. I vit, ,, R, ,Mx ig.. Ap L, X 2 ii:f.n5.,'.y:-T x, ,5. 4-foggy' ff f5g?.'-L'5g5Q?:liL 4. V X - ' C "Uv . ltfffrl 'P Q N , - K x:JKL vyf3'9 1.x! wht. Q. . L W .. . 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? Ask Everett. Need the help of an expert electrician? Like a ride with all the thrill? Ask Everett. '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 solid. Football, 3, Dramatics CBusiness Managerb, 2, Glee Club, 1, Student Council, 15 Alembic Club, 1, Year Book, 15 Tennis, 1. mr"4'!'f-'-f ff? ri 21 L --'-sf?a 1 . .. fd' - .. V . ' -1 ,n......' ., - 4,-Luffu- ' Q4 ua- qu..-:.f.-1.x .f4.s,- 5171.4 sv L. 1. j.,-' - f Ny .,..,.y .A .gt ' '7f"f f' . y 1-jiveeen f 'xQg:-.'fNr' X N A bf. -. A 1? aa," q,..,,cf:jf:?'fl , . -J . K ' 'I ,Ai -fri. .!.w'.f,1-1-xt' I px.. Az'-I ..1 NL V Ag -.'.4..-...rf X Y S3 N- . . W 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. EX' 28 Frances Baker is a senior at the Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, N. Y. 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. f l-- -YY - ' , ,L -bu Q, ,,,,,,,, r N ,v....., . .,,.3,1-,yy:1,2z"ga1-,4'.',,1j4L, 1123, '-'f-UH -14-5' ff -A x A xp-.., ,ps ,Qui X xqq Abu! N f ff A 'Ds im Q , 'C 4z',:V-Et? 'yin B ..1,x,v'..i.,t, I X ri HQ .I xii Ax '..-..f1 . Y . 1... N- ' I7 w Qmcfrfrf ,yy in 'Q """'h""??'1 ' A111 illlvmuriam , GEORGE ELMER ALEXANDER BORN JANUARY 8, 1910 DIED OCTOBER 6, 1925 32 CLASS I HIGHIIST HONORS Dorothy Baker Albert Belliveau HONORS Carl Baker Sidonia Ellis William Gassett Barbara Hull Mary Kimball Margaret Knight Priscilla Sargent Horace Thorner CLASS II HONORS Frances Aldrich Velma Batchelder Barbara Ellis Vickery Hubbard Larry Putney Steven Scudder I' ff l O y OR lltt GN 0 I SOA' ,.S l'lOnor Roll ' Year I927 - Z8 Winifred VanRaalte CLASS III HIGHEST HONORS David lVay HONORS Edward Burke Warren Claff Helen Coe John Gowan Ruth Kerr Charlotte Kimball Carolyn Perry Benjamin Rogers Audrey Scammell Margaret Taylor Gilbert White CLASS IV HIGHEST HONORS Pauline Davenport HONORS Arthur Baker l"lOnOr Roll lst Semester CLASS I HIGHEST HONORS Frances Aldrich Velma Batchelder Barbara Ellis HONORS John Hagen Vickery Hubbard Marcia Keith Larry Putney Norman Schulze Steven Scudder Vllinifred Van Raalte CLASS II HONORS Helen Coe John Gowan Charlotte Kimball David Way Gilbert lVhite CLASS III HIGHPTST HONORS Pauline Davenport HONORS Arthur Baker Charlotte Cook Alfred Gnospelius Margaret Grimes Ruth-Alice Marston Mary Rogers CLASS IV HONORS Jean Baker 33 Charlotte Cook Margaret Grimes Ruth Alice Marston Mary Rogers Dorothy Tilden CLASS V HIGHEST HONORS Jean Baker Julia Knight Virginia Perry HONORS Carlisle Abell Elizabeth Daspit Dorothy Ela John Hayward Jeannette Langley Jeanne Morrison Faxon Ogden Stanley Purcell Janet Weil 1928 - Z9 Jeannette Langley Jeanne Morrison Grace Neal Virginia Perry Richard Porter Janet IVeil CLASS V HONORS Elizabeth Baker Natalie Brigham Robert Harcourt Robert Hopkins Frederic Kimball Marion Paine V Robert Rawson Ferdon Shaw .QA A A 1 :JJ LQ '.f,f,5,- ' Ay f.',,',-. nw A r S .ill51:", ,'gA4 in 4.4-7531 ' ff f, "'-'K ,' lf ' 'N-.Aff . 'sq'--.,Sf, Q,' X A - .. Q -L, Q! 4-- ' uk X1 . Q . at- 'Q 5 A 5 - '4-.- - fa 95le'f'e-L.1's'E5':-xr A 'Y K- ' .S -.2 K Q5f4v!9 55Ilfx we '. 's W '- Honor List, l927 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 Geometry 98. Algebra 835 Geometry 87. Chemistry 805 Latin Cp. H. 80. Algebra 925 Geometry 100. Algebra 845 Geometry 95. Geometry 85. Latin Cp. 3. 855 French Cp. 2. 885 Geometry 975 Algebra 93. Geometry 83. History D. 84. Geometry 80. Algebra 875 Geometry 80. Algebra 805 Geometry 98. Geometry 92. Trigonometry 80. Algebra 805 Geometry 95. Geometry 85. Latin Cp. H. 80. English 80. Geometry 95. Algebra 935 Geometry 95. Algebra 855 Geometry 85. French Cp. 2. 805 Algebra 845 Geometry 88. Chemistryg History D highest honors. Geometry 92. Trigonometry 80. Latin Cp. 3. 855 French Cp. 2. 855 Algebra 1005 Geometry 88. Algebra 925 Geometry 95. English. Algebra 805 Geometry 87. Chemistry 80. Chemistry5 History. 34 . , ,.-. , ,. K. 4' ,.- ,.. A..-..., Y r 5 qfrirh-11-A ., ..,,5 -,L-9' '.f,'.'."yu- C yl, f- -ni , .1-E-,-:Tr K if - 'Cr 1' D . I ff Sv 53 if'-'I' - - I ,,..ff ,K . I 1 J -43. A A A . . w -asrfi'-ff-f'Q9' 5, fy L mg f 1 fe I Prizes Awarclecl June, l9Z7 SEWALL SCHOLARSHIP .......,,.,,.,..,.,.,.AA.A........,A.....,..A.................,..........,,,., Barbara Hull 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..........,.,......... AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 1St-1State and Nationalj :AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2nd-1StateJ ,I,..,..4.,..........,.,.,.. LATIN PRIZES 1Class IJ ..,..,..,.,...,..,..........,...,.,,... 1Class VJ ....... SERVICE PRIZE .......I..I., ..,. SHORT STORY PRIZE I..I.......,........,.,I..I........ ,I...,. ,......I. ,.,...,...... 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 Priscilla Sargent HOSMER PRIZE 1310.003 lst ..... ,,.. . .. Pauline Davenport . William Gassett Albert Belliveau David Cutler . ..... Elinor Godfrey Albert Belliveau William Gassett John Hagen Dorothy Baker John Gowan .. Dorothy Baker . Horace Thorner .. Dorothy Baker Albert Belliveau Julia Knight Jean Baker Louis Jobin Hamilton Hutton Ruth Urann 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. VIRGINIA A 35 LBEE, '28. fa A -'ll D X i M 'li Q e fl, , i ll l 5 ca 'l :- if a I . ll' fi . E CLASS I I OFFICERS 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 quantity. 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 36 . teas Al AJ. T4-'I'qfS,f XTX 2" 9 "' mn!-4.fPiJv Q n 1' '05 ,H?,!, ,, . -.J-, L Rl , . ', :gl x,- T 1. ,:-.JJ . .irq 41lr':tf.:l.V.:A, -:gi 4.1,724:1,-,J -,4,q,-,vfglhfixgpzlf . A 1 . In , y . . . . . . .L 1,' -vu - 41.2. , I A J. 0, I A t , wt..- ,.,,,1 , rx.. - K I.-,,,,...:,r ,.1, .I , W Q ,JK-k ww .w . .1 1 . - 1.- . :K - - '-,.. A A ' - f uv BAKER, -IAN1-JT BROWN, THELMA CLAI-'E. XYARRI-IN C'L1-LAYER, HP1RI3l4lli'1' COE, HIAIIIIQN CORDELL, RIABICL UROOKER, PHYLLIS CURTIS, SPRAGITE IUOYULASS, ETHICL ELA, LICXVIS GOVVAN, JOHN HEALY', VIRGINIA HOLT, PERRY KELLEY, JOHN CLASS II KIM BALL, CHARLOTTE LEWIH, ELIZABETH LICXVIS, EIERBICRT LORD, RIAE RIILLICR, HARV1+1Y' NOT'1'.-XCPI, PAUL OGGIICH. LOUISE PATTERSON, BICTSY PERRY, f3AROLYN PIERCY, RUSSELL RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ROfllCRS, BENJAMIN RUGGLES, EDXVARD RX'AN, GLADYS 37 SIAMMELI., AUDRICY SCI-IULZE, ROBERT SMITH, BIARJORIIC SPRAGUK, HAROLD TAYLOR, BARBARA TAYLOR, RIARGARIGT TORRI-IY, THURLETA VFURNER, DOROTHY uvAI.DElTKLIR, ELRA XVALKICR, XYIRGINA XVAY, DAVID WHITE, GILBERT XVOODSYM, RICHARD ,W - l'1f'f -.v 1' xiximn I I 4 725 I QL I, IDI uv- .-S I f 'mints' .. x l N ii E l x X I O Z Z g ,f Z -f I' li ff 'C W f tl A :. .ik Y b ,J ,,, .MNQM r f, 'fig 'R A2 1 f X' KV if 15.25 -' A C fff' ,. EQ -' H es' ' . ' , .- 4,,.. .- ff F-Q 2 I , E ... .951 M - , 220 CX 'EQ N4 CLASS X2 MW' Q M as J Eg ?,ag4i.L21 X X . f . 'n X X ex as? CLASS III OFFICERS 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. 38 Dorothy Tilden ' A ' kV'7'f"r' x -2. -ff, " ff - I f :H 11' -yn - fu. O -. ' , Q' Al-'4-A,:- 1 ,.Af:f.t'ffZf' .-.A-5-At. 5 1, .. f x p J x , .- ': W QQ A ALIJRICII, GICRARD BAIRD, f:ORDON BAKER, ARTIIITR BA KI-JR, IDOROTHY BARNES, XYILLARD BEACH, LAITRA BENNETT, CIIARLICS BLOOM, ALAN BRAITHNVAITE , DITIJLEY COLLINS, RVSSELL COOK, CHARLOTTE CRAWFORD, ALFRED CIITLER, HEIJEN DAVENPORT, PAULINE DAVIS, MEREDITH CLASS IIT DOW, JOSEPH CNOSPELIIYS, ALFRED GRIMICS, MARGARET HILLIIAIR, JOHN HOXYIC, BIARGARET KELLEY, DAVID LEI-I'I'Ii, XYILLIAM LYONS, ELIZABETH BIARSTON. RUTH-ALICE MASSEY, GORDON MOTT, ARTHUR NELSON, RICHARD PAINE, CARROLL PETERSON, NATIALIE ROGERS, MARY 39 SARGENT, OLIVE SCHULZIG, KATHERINE SKAIFE, ROBERT STORES, VVILLIAM TENBROECK, ANNE SWEENEY, GEORGE TICRHITNE, ROSEMARY TILDEN, DOIIOTHH' AVALDECKER, LENA AYETHERBEE, NATHANII L W ILLIS, BARBARA AVINER, ROBERT XVOODSUM, HERBEIIT lillllziti will W 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. Jeanne Morrison 40 AA fkigxz 47 X ks' f""' 5 ,JL4-0:-Q, X df ' ,S5r1..1f.,.IA . ,',V,q,', M 5,7 1. ,-.1517-,1,:,-,-A. 2 ggixirzw: "Ai In af?" W X", U?I1?q"i4'fi1 rC1'vl"x , .I :fx .qfg ,x.l.'1'v- -'Jr J A.. 1 - I, J W. . . .r 1. Y . , - T. 2 w 'S I I-XBELL, CARLIELE BAKER, JEAN CARLISLE, BIPRIEL CHEEVER, JOIIN CUTLER, ELIZARETII DASPIT, ELIZABETH DAVENPORT, LOUISE DAVIS, ARNOLD IJRAKE, HERBERT EARNSHAVV, JOHN ELA, IDOROTIIY EMERSON, LEON FOLSOM, HARRIET FRENCH, XVALTER CLASS I V HARRISON, ELLEN HAYWARD, JOHN HOIIISIIOOK, GEORGE HOLLIS, BETTY HOXS'I4I, HPII,IiN JENKS, ARNOLD KN1liI1T, JULIA LANIILEY, JEANNETTE LARSSON, -GITSTAVE IYIORRISON, JEANNE NEAL, GRACE NEAL, JVILLIS OGDEN, FAXON PEASLEE, ROBERT 41 PERRY, VIRGINIA PORTER, RICHARD PIfRI'I-:LL, STANLEY QUJNN, LOUISE ROIQERS, ALFRED SARIIENT, RUTH SCHULZE, WALTER SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH TENBROECK, CHARLES TOWLE, CHARLES XYAVGHAN, EDXVARD JVEIL, JANET JVILSON, GEORGIA Xkx. , I " s LL' L ' 711101111119 Z .JR ggvil' I I Nwmxmwowmwmmxxnmxxmxxxxexxxrxxxxmmxuixxxmwm gn x X, X lllllzrlllwy, X ee? x A 1 ,wif . X 1 fix f, -g 1' . Kffq egg-nf l CLASS V OFFICERS PRESIDENT ...,.... ,...,...........,...A....,....4...,...,,.,.. .,..... R o bert Hopkins 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. FRED KIMBALL. 42 :szlgffp 1. A 5,444 Lg,-A-144x,ii?5'3-xl: 'TI Rf.,-,.,m1 N 2 iiJ4lr,:?1.1': 1'vA. s9.::' 0.1-7329 - ,A -l 1 1' -- 1 nv ,I '35 X A A ,- Z- OA '. U N x SXM- l -.-.a-. .f 1 A4419 vr9":h' . A-1" V1 .O ' Q I " ' N 'w- kj X ' O w BAKER, ICLIZARI-:TH BARTLICTT, .IVANITA BOND, I':DIVIlfND BRIGHAM, LYATALIE BROXVN, HAWTHORNE CLEAVES, M ARJORIE ELDREDGE, LAURA EYVART, ROBERT LTILLICTTIC. ROBERT HARcOI'RT, ROBERT HIXON, IXIALCOLM HOPIQINS, ROBERT, JR. K ERR, BARBARA CLASS V IiIMBALL, FREDERICK LEWIS, XVILLIAM LINDHOLINI, IRENE RIANN, DAVID NIARSTON, PRISCILLA M ASSEY, ELIZABETH M ILLIGR, DUANE XXORTH, ELSIE PAI N E, MARION P1'I'l'IiRSON, RIELVIN PROUTY, LEONE RAWSON, ROBERT R I'Gc:LEs, RICHARD 43 SANDQUIST, ANDERS SHAXV, FERDON, JR. SMAIL, JUNE TAYLOR, BETTY TAYLOR, EASTMAN rFlGMPLE, RICHARD rFliNNEY, EDXYARD THAYER. DAVID TILIJEN, ELYVYN 'l'ILDEN, HENRY XYAKEINIAN, EDITH VYE, TVIURVYN XVOODSIYM, ROBERT Q 5 il mln: -uf 4 1 U ' on J rw jg' Y ' J!! Un! 'iggtril-,ig in -.A gc? P 'pagflskfffx 6' r,A' S 1 F-t G T 1 -B I 1 Q 9 ,-.. , 1 2 - ' 5 ' 7 H ' ' . . Q ' I I 1' fi! , ,f- in 4.5 , - ll f . fl chef- . T., EX ,,,- .-P - -11 s ." ,- J- 'v f'-. qs. Jlir.. .Ag 5,s,f-yvfif, I I 6? 'J' La :Agt 4 U '-'gb'-I! -' - ' ' ' -2 - , fig, - . zqzvgfl,-::. gt, I-:..Qf-3,1, t P f- 'f ear if-2 AMD Beach, .lean Benson, William Dow, Robert, French, Jonathan French, Richard French, Roger Gowan, Almeda Holbrook, lVilliam Horne, Henry Howorth, Helen EIGHTH GRADE Kent, James Martin, Ruth lXf'lcCullo11gl1, Charlotte McLean, Amelia Mott, Howard Powers, Rodney Rice, Avelia Richardson, Helen Robbins, Helene Rogers, Charles 44 Sears, Richard Smith, Margaret Soule, Edwin Sparks, Myrtle Stedman, Gracia Wlalkcr, Bradford Vllelt, Milton lVetherbee, Mary . - Y .,f'f"..L . ..-.. . r H . ---- . ..,,s --- .--.1-.'."fu-Q1 vnu- sf 'Lw.f4.g- - :V - ., f N -- ' y ,LHLYU N 4 x9 .ni Q- .vc,v?:ik1 s11., t '.'s2e".3t'd 'K 51 r-W NH., xii Axizus-..f1r X y 53 if-x e- , . W elders- M 21 53 , v -4 fmt . i The History of Thayerlancls 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 bui ding. 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 is teaching. Joy and sorrow strangely blend as we think of leaving Thayerlands, but pleasant memories will always linger. 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A x-f Q - w ' ??fsI".Kfi1vrC- I'-x WEAREFQSB OF THE I'.x1'1. lirqxs licmm-im linmvx lSI'R1.1clc:11 Vw lfomm C'1,141.u'1-is lflililililfl' C,'!,1-Lx W11.I,1 nl Elm' I,1,m'n lI.m111.'1'ux .l.XBII',r Hn I-.5 lhvln Ii1cr,1.lcY .IHHN Ix1cI.I.11Y I'I1cImlc1c'l' Lim lx .Icmux NI,x1c'l'1x A1.Xlil'I'Il, Nwl-Ls W11A1,1Axx1 fVIgYI 'l'Hml.xs Suns R.Xl,I'lI NN ,wxl-3 l1.xm'1-Lx' Xl11,l,15u liulslclrl' Sf'lIl'I.Zl'f iN IC mm, XX11l',r.Lr:n jlllflflf msmaw n 6 ,mllltflw I mm 6, X x + l H' - V' ll.: . f a ik' 'X .. V 'I tl i 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 of a. twelve to nothing score. 50 'au .Mfg .:., 5.4,4A"ixR?:'?xp. -4',,.-,fx Z Nhd A -:A-v. Q 'F' A. , L 1 -,-, A, vi . Inf. .AA 1 rg 53' 4 1' ' ' F' 'nn' '11 -A pu J 721, f' 55.2 ','.'3'?1I 1 Q I ' K 1. 1 ,, 41 ' XJ .L 'A .J vf fx. . s - Yr vb 1 x K., xxx AN -. ff 1 v I- v... sv 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. . - as fi SECOND SQUAD 51 l m ful i mimi ii E: i I 1 I, - 2 Q , llll i ill, 4 ' T' E514-nv, 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 batting averages. 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. 52 T All lla limi 55 Mn s es 4-Si-1Es"g,M"X as. x uf-,ff Wil, 'X rf.f . .1 .. . 1,1 -If r " ' .'?' .-' '. 1' '-" .'-- V .'lC'.'.'1"'?.4' 9.1 '-'- 3' ' F T4." 1' .Q " 4' l , ' ' X --'-r " ' ' sr 'f - -lx V ' " . .1 lf' xr 1 F ' - . A L, 1' -yn V ' y'-v N ,I - . 4 . ,-A, f, 13 .L -. ,, ..-, LJ., " 'IQ L, , . ,I . ' is 'J - N irx - -..C..sV1.1r A M l.-XX, u., , 4.14, AX ,.s. .ff Y . 1, .ee . . W "' LM,-, ,, ,3 9 , 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 Country Day. 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 Thayer, 7-1. 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. SECOND TEAM 53 as it ,ll 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 TenBroeek, 13-9. I I I . 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. 54 . Ti' fx X gr T gf. k A .L I 5 A AMUH 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- ditions. 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. 55 56 5 Q Q E . S N S 5 avant 1 AI, ---i-i- 35: i i .ff 'N ' L ' iw ' 'Z L- j I 9 l I H' i Z f 2 . f if Q 000, ,f f .NJA . , "'-- IE GOLF 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 0 555595555 :EEEEEEEEE fsfssf. 'iiiiiii' l f O I ' 0 O 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. 58 .. - .--..s--- . p rr .-.-v. Y -s--'- n"'vr. vn u :ng-,.,4,. ,JJL5 45456 Saiiul , :A '-ll... N .1 ,il I. A -L .1.,lx:,, Q J, . AIS.. 2,115 or-1--:sf X A LMLQ -f , gg, -, .., -. '-'-q X x A I sk'-f-f . rx., Q ..w-'Jr 1 f-- 1,-xx A- NJ Ax -..-..f1r . v . in, , W ,, Q 'fre' r, :I -1 i s I Girls, Athletic Association Off'Lf:e1'S NIARCIA KEITH .. ,..,.. President BARBARA ELLIS ....... .i.. V 'ice-President VICKERY HUBBARIJ .... ..,...,.,.. S ecretary FRANCES ALIJIIICII ..... .... A sst. Treasurer Miss CHELLIS .,,.,.i....., ,i,....,..,...., ..i..............i..,.,.,.,.,., 4,i.,.,.i.......,i.i.....i......... T r e asurer 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. 59 , ,.,., . ,,., qt. .. . . P , X, , . , .,,,,, ,. -,,--is-,f J. . Q. szrltgfi 4 H funk -C4-S1 ,., - n A Liqkiw Q?-.5 gy- fl --yn V - 9510- , j 1 .A I . 1 Qt..-- nalilf-nfvi. Q .1-1.-,1-:utr I V1-M., gk -1 :W H5 .A 442 Ag -.-.-.'.-.ff .1 v "2 M Cf Q . W fvfrf-1 A 22 I. 1 FIELD HOCKEY 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. CHAMPION TEAM CLAss 1 CENTER .....,....,.,, Marjorie Barliarn FORXVARDS ..... , ,Yiekery Hubbardglietty Sargent AVINGS .... ...., R .,X76lI1121 Batelielder-Elizabeth Merriam C. HALF ....,.,..... Marcia Keith, Capt. Barbara Ellis-Natalie Batehelder HALVES .............. BAC KS .,.. ........ ,Aline Blake-Elinor Godfrey GOALIE .,..l........, Barbara Shaw 60 '1'L.f'QQ, mxwgwfx his x A . . , '5' V . ' .... ... - - 49 552-GL. . , -A., .54 x,. ,. X i rl ...'... if ',lv':..': U 9. lt., Af Slit? , V., QQ f 1.3, X , Q, 'A ' M --u .HL -A. - .. ' ' . ,. . ' I 5 "'--- K --S---'IG I -' A L31 7' .xi me .X ..x..,.. v J A ' w f 1. 5 3, CLASS2 CENTER ........,,..,. Virginia Walker, Capt. 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 CENTER .. FORWARDS CLASS 3 Pauline Davenport Barbara Willis-Natalie Peterson XVINGS ...,,.,....... Dorothy Tilden-Lena Waldeoker C. HALF HALVES .. BACKS .... GOALIE .. SUB. ..l,. . CENTER .. FORVVARDS .....,......Mary Rogers, Capt. ............Meredith Davis-Rosemary Terhune . ....l.. Katharine Schulze-Ruth-Alive Marston Margaret Grimes ......Charlotte Cook-Helen Cutler CLASS 4 ............LOuiSe Davenport ..........DOrOthy Ela-Julia Knight Nl INGS . ......... .... X 'irgina Perry, Capt.-Harriet Folsom C. HALF HALY'ES .. BAOKS .... GOALIE ., CENTER .. FORNVARDS .......,.....lanet Weil .............Iean Baker-Janet Langley . ....... Louise Quinn-Jeanne Morrison Ellen Harrison CLASS 5 ............Natalie Brigham Irene Linclholni-June Sniail ll' INGS .............. Edith Wakeman-Laura Eldredge C. HALF ITIALVES .. B.-KCKS .... GOALIE . Leone Prouty, Capt. Marion Paine-Barbara Kerr j luih Taylor-Elizabeth Baker Elsie North 61 v I I V.. wo., , , I , I r 5 l, 7 , . . .v . 1 ..,,7,1,y - fl :gnuf pray ' 1,45 +-:.g.11q,g4.5,- wage: n me r-.-' j X 5 NU- .. 'fl N pd- f K 14'-' n- ' -he 'W-1-FV . 1 . ff. "1 P Q .., mfg- Q .1.y?,..:,, I ,, I -I :U K L li Ag -.A--1.11 Y - f .Tv uv ,,,,531'-4,f7fn, C A L mga .- GIRLS, BASKETBALL 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. THE SCHEDULE March 1 Class I vs III Class II vs IV 16 - 40 37 - 7 March 8 Class II vs III Class IV vs I 36 - 33 18 - 24 March 15 Class II vs I Class III vs IV 39 - I2 43 - I4 March 22 Championship game Class II vs III 26 - 24 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 M. Davis 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 62 411' .- N . - - - .. , N 1 " ' '.' 'ff .- '-1-:V-.',1.'i" '-'Zi'-'.'f'xg TJ' """"""V-ff-5" 'KH-jf' ' 7' . X A """". PT- "" .. , 'Lf '15 lk.,4,l, -,I 1 'HQY Q! N Q, J 5 0 Y I V If I. fu--ZA. x fx L , . .'.w- u'-'YC' --'- :bi H I- l . 4 W W I 'I - . 'diff' 55 ri :I 1 CHAMPIONS-CLASS II 63 XT lllTl5f1lXl'ilf Il' llllklllilllla, 54-Lu. 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. 64 . -4 I6 i ' v 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 perfect day. 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. FACULTY TEAS 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. 65 -. , . lr., , , ,M..,..,,.,.,., R awe es f -A ws -4 A .Q--.A mf if 4. 0... N , r, . , . , sfxi. . .1-t--.-,-.-,ffl I 1-w.. -x ...Q ug ,n li.: Q?-,-.-r.'.f 1- Y 53 . iw'-'f!'f.P' ig? W :I L -"?f.f'!fr i 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. FOOTBALL RECEPTION 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. 66 X LIS TQ THE ORCHESTRA 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. 67 . ,,.. - .- - .,1.--... , r xifrnuwm- .,,-, ,-1-Lqfrgr-Q ' -f V-J Q .1 .sf . , , 1, , -. ., .. . .,, kg-.1 1 ,.,.. N ft-Sty! 4 X X s f' QW ' ' "' -N . -.1.'3ffmr.fif'x-f'zgw15:'rtv i-'-- 1 H I-' - Nil, -, 4.,rQ hz411rA5.'IV ef- ' z"' W. " A THE GLEE CLUB 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. 68 ,,o'nIlig.H-TTT' Y I 2TT'11ullf:L .Iflii:lii"'i':'f. , in 'luql nl''1isl'ii'iil'ili'1'!i.lfI1 .,i- ,, f . . wi Q. vi i ,we A i avi l .fum C'-lllll my aw 'i-ml My R 'H' HHH' IH gl Q A 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. 69 the egg, E5 rs QQ' A SN i in i i. I , 'xi It f 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 slipper. 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. The Cast PIERROT ,...... ,...l.... ,......... . , . fvfIllIlf'l'l'Ilf? Searle HIXRLEQUIN ,.,. A .. Xmzry Patten PUNCHINELLO ....., Helen Roblz'fns0'n COLUMBINE .,..... . ,... Bcity Sargent MARGOT l.l... , illI!l7'f"Iili Keith 70 1- . A - V--A vt A , V -tr 'Hy' ,L , V sl-luv-,. , P 5 4 lr: 1 vl- -ivy. ' ., ,th -,1.- fl -, lnqvfkfgr. qv if 355, 'L' M Wefif'-df' '41 N A JW- ' if 'fxs-we 3:57 vp -,B K J 44.2 ' A,j V. A .I Us-Y Q E- R,- N-.'xtl..'.-wdtvd Q-A ,ilu '- HJ A NAA -X .,-I-,-M, 4. I ,Y 3 A5 "" x 82,5 ,fy :I ig I SENIOR MIDDLE DRAMATICS 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. THE STAFF 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 PROPERTY COMMITTEE GILBERT XVI-IITE, DAVID XVAY, HELEN COE, IXTARGARET TAYLOR, AND EIISA VVALDECKER CANDY SALES COMMITTEE ....,... I.,...... G LADYs RYAN, CAROLYN PERRY COSTUME COMMITTEE CHARLOTTE KIMBALL, JANET BAKER, AND INTARJORIE SMITH HEAD USHER ,. ,... .........,.........I...........I...........,.,,..,.....,........,...........I.. J ACK KELLEY 71 ,232 -Q' sus. X ZW ,f ,Ek A Ii, . Lak - . ,iq -YJ, ,:A..:..,'Ws ,J5:A..:.:A.1.A. x? :5 A.,.79,. . 1, gffim Afhghfixgpzx rv' -yr I Qs 4514: X I .5 I . 1 Vi",-A- '1 rfl- Q .1'v1-1"l'Tr A M- 4 'K 51' . A 4.1 . AY " 'W""-'1 ' Y -I H x' . - ' ,, f w v A v-A-Mm A THE CAST MRS. WINSLOW ..,. ....,.....,,....,.,..... . .. XLIRGINIA RICHMOND 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 PORTLY .,...4.,....,.....,........... ,.....,..., ' IBOH LEXVIS RICHARD WINSLOW .,.. .I.... E DWARD RUGGLRS NANCY BLAKE ......,...,. ......... L AURA BEACH KATIE ................. ..... N VIRGINIA VVALKER 72 ahjrii ,11L5,1p5xx.x6,."n?-S kiizrm 1 Aff 4-',lbCx .1.e4ed!f:"" W ! :I W xi?-4r sf.2h-ev f fi . -,,. ' ,-- 'ff - ,.,, A- -1 '11-H'-fv,f 52' "- 2 ' - 9:2-I ff .gf '- I' ' -.v ' lx f. . K.- 5 .1v,.'-:rr .-.., , 1 .V X - , 5 X -mv.. - .' 1. . 4- . .J . A ef L a Y, DANCE DRAMA 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 T1 t T1 1 rv 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 A . L s haul grown in power of expression during our ve:1r's work. 73 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 ASSISTED BY 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 Staging ,.,,....,.,.. ..,.,.....,.,.,.....,.,,.................,.......,.,...,. B en Rogers Costumes ....,,,..............,,...,...,..........,...,.,.. Miss Margaret Gemmel and Miss Briscoe 74 W L7 U V' Q W H MM V y X 75 f Kfssxgrx, X AN R Ffi A "uk . - ' lf:-:, L, he E- -," , if-5f.'.f-' 'A 9-:5, '7314' f' '5 5 'I ifffyi P J I ' I Ming' NJ 5 .L it 1 , 65-HK, 'v' 51 rm. . , s .wwwu-.frc I .n.., L -1 K. M L .g Lui Kyla.-v.. .1 .fa .5 Y JI --' ' .' . W "' A f-.aff-, ,, 8 Q, IQWMN 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 last year. 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 76 Efq M -- 'J .xQ5:.hx,, :A Wx A N 4 fx,--nf: . ,,, as A ,G-,Y x 1 fs. 4 I ,,. Q I 4-,..-, . ,..r.- 1 A A ' 'Q . , .ff . qv : . . rs.- t:..s-mntvrl 1, 'r L- .x.,- 0.1. AX . 4 Q .": W "' ,541-4'!1-N 15 ri zz L gif-vfmfi-5 1 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. FOG 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, Unembarrassed silences. 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. ELINOR GODFREY, '28, 77 Wea s 2 'g3"2 f-1-5-'ff --f-aa ff ,,,,4. -V , It-vu ,A - g . . AL R 251 ry.- t .iw-yw"l'3fv 1 2- -, AI- l-X F1 N KJ: F, L-KL -x ,'.Av-I, I. ' . 7 1-if V' .' 2 W "- Q .. fu?-rf-' ri 8 L 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 transporting granite. 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 78 , -fl' V- . , . . r s 1r. ....v, T an ---u-,uc'.1 :xr-C' ng, as-:,:,m1,y,f4,gx-' 1,3-:gg u gt, f..,'.-I ' W .,..!.:'1 -gl, fgjr -' .1--'.,. X. N if 5:54. X 'qq'a:,,'Q, me X 5 ig s A xp ', NLM. pg, " 6.". X.l' 4 if - , x "v 51 fri - . .'.w.--.'-:wtf I-H ,. 1 5' ,K Q, idx, AN "'-"'- if 1' Y 3 1 N - . - W , ff-ff!'f.9' 55 rj :I L S J, 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 dollars. 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. SUNSET 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 79 ,.. . ,... ..-,..,...,,. ' . P ., ,,, .. ,.,, UM , W-,,..,, . 32 r-Cf' 1 ,d.:LR,l.g.5, 3335: x M ,--,- - X A 5.g,...: -14 .52 ,Sir Q. .Ao-,unify .e- 'iq-f ...x ' x9 . ffsrtl. .:.1w--'-:xr 1 A.. 1 ,J Ng, .lxxcdcl x v.-.-.f..f .fe .W v "3 N f ', 5 W "" ' , fwfr:--f A 5 59. X3-"""sf' ,, ,Q . 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 were astounded. 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. 80 r A milf-4"f'-D 45 ri :Z E ? , .av get M . ..'.1w X A - ff 1 ' -H - ,514 X ,I A. 4 ,, Q ' ' '-'cw . ,- 'L, . '.'.' - -. 1- , , .W , . ,' 5- I rx N A s n IC! A V-27 :xxx uv si Ag f1r v ' 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, REACTION A hill top in spring, Bursting buds everywhere, A thousand happy cries. Joy. Cherry trees in blossom, Green grass beneath, A bird note sweet. H appiness. Dreary flrz'ppz'ng of the rain, Bare branches, sodrlen leaves, Honlfing of 11'z'lfl geese. Sadness. Glowing logs and warmth, Feathery flakes drifting, Frozen silence. Peace. BARBARA SHRLDON, '28, S1 ' J -yr -' lf,-' -- -4 I . 1 ,. 4 . ' rrifx-. 1.1'+.-ii-.-3 I ,.m.. I '-I X.. U N R X J .I 4:2 mir.-r.. .f 1- - 971413 Rx-. V' L". W ,:i.'-f"'f'- C355 fb ri L .- BARBOURWELT In the better shoes everywhere BARBOUR WELTING COMPANY Brockton, Mass. 82 ,awrfr gf mg I,-1 V X QS-'3Q?fv--fia. AI ,,., M., , . ,..,, ,.. f Y Y , 1. .-'.,c'.',f - - 35 M4541 ..,. is .RAE ,, 5. X A4 xi ,1.5:,f.-D M 'aria -' sk mr., X V?-'L-.. ,, rxh . 1 .'.v5-:v .-1- -4 .W X X ,JL g -.-.-.-. .f .-r .E iv 13 ff, , ,, :es . , ., W N., , ' 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, Macbeth. 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, William Shakespeare. VIRGINIA RICHMOND, l29. 83 P 'fra S! A ' ff-'Lfw-w"TGifl'iL1' X A 'WCCAI-1'I"-'f 9-ff f' "-'-fir? I L J" 1 A Q.: 41:5 N J 4 , in ' vb' 11' 1.-.2 -X5 ..,'?'..:.,t, 4. M I -K L., U K X Q .A :GJ 5 Ag -, .r 1 ' iv . . W ,. .. . . .., 61.0, ng 1, wgawgqm, Ihr iKirP Svtuilin PORTRAITURE UNUSUAL 9 CLIVEDEN STREET, QUINCY, MASS. "Tho Short Street with the Bright Lights" FRAMES! FRAMES! FRAMES! S! v 1 r A ,J . -5 -,g.,g,y:. T X E NL4,v,:,,:.1,, .Jr 1 . t .'.w 5'-:wr I Milli- ' N J K X 'Lg-K sys-. .1 .l r' Riff' ,A ,. . N . - W ,sfcfrfr 'Sf A :I L l --ff-1, ,Q AGAINST MACBETH 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 our sympathies? 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. 85 '32 r N "4 ' ' " 'MW -'-C -' ' .f.'3'.2'.'-'JA' .. 4-I-any ' P TAL'-f JU- ' '-,S VS' laws 'ar is -1 .l 9 .5 9 1.4224 '1 . :ti Q .nw-1-5-:ir 1 .. nf?" Q NJ ' VA ' Dir 1 "V ' F - 4-3-' 11 l' H K Q 4.11- 'X "'-""- -f 1' Y .' V4 Q : -A w- A F2 fit il itiii sl f -. f f ' Nu," Push back the rugs and dance at home! You have never known its thrilling delight until you have danced on a Stedman Floor! Its smooth Surface and dc- fmite resilience invite long continued dancing without fatigue. NATURIZED FLOORING x'lzilaz1czfz'ng fo ,Dan ce ON A STEDMAN FLQCIK STEDMAN PRCDUCTS COMPANY SoUTH BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS 86 c- . . . ,, - , -- f I - -4- -,-,. , - , N .f,', '.'.' 'Jr .-. --I-u-sv.:-' fi' '-W'-"-','f'yC' 0' Q. M 'lEf??""i' N A i . ' " . 533-23" " fs:?:? 'xii 5 f-.X 5.3 K 3.1, A 'CI ', 1 X . Q- Q -.'.A.-. .1 xft . iv ,I I - r . .,.f . -- J was . x ' - ' 1 ieisfffae- n 21 L-f s bwfvifsi A 1 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 of nothing? 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 and me. -WARREN L. CLAFF. DREAM PICTURES 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. 87 V ,,.. - ,H I 47",-"w:' :'.'."'--- - N -.""".'-'I' .-, ""7'W3'f' "f-n""-Z'.f'4 Y fl?-rfhifili :LRKZJM ,. N A -g- X fr ' V If - u-I A f Ti ll . ' if t '.as5i5fff,.f.'2?ka:fV A 1- -. UL: 1 ,- v .Q i ..: A. .ui QI'-Y--ff -ffvfi-' V K I I --A x 1 i'f-ff? 1 Keeping Step With Sezienee 'f'fOlt!l Colony? Letnnelening Processes Up to the minute in every respect--the newest fabrics, the newest colors, everything tested and laundering methods perfected-often before the par- ticular article is really on the market. No "hit or missw guesswork-the research laboratories of the foremost scientific colleges of the country are Work- ing with the 'iOld Colony" Research Department constantly. Old Colony Lnnndry Granite 5000 Forrest I. Neal QS 'T X .. A . 1 B . l p l , t l S of E 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. Founders Day. 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. S9 , T V . -61 . . f V Y ' . . . 1 .- - f.. - I 4, A -3,11 Q I , - A - ,J ,- , 2- nl-I-.-S . - s .1 nzxll-A-,'1vK -I ..,,3 ,f Q, ,g V . A If Q M we-mf 4- -. x9 f 1 ra , my., N If x A D K v,Q.v, f-H' rx'Q1lX1 :.'.'v- .-:wr .-1, A -1 A. V A hp an g-!F.s.-. .1 1 sr " N - 2 w " ' ,,,q1.f-'fa 15 n HZ LJ 4q',R?,A CUSHMAN-HOLLIS COMPANY 179 Lincoln Street Albany Building BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 90 V 1 ,,., ,. ., . ,..,, 'QI' f,.. - -,. . Y I -, -3- -, 4. .g. -,-,-g- '.1,".",'U- ' 2,5 D54 1 ...leg 44,52 V, fc.,-. M- X A ss .4 r':4!1... A - - gg., N ,1 if. 4 ,, Q -2- -' ii. .W - -.-. -.. f ' :I rx.- X I ' 1.1, ,K-, , AX N- 11 . iv ,,-- - : W ia414F.f-' A :I L Q --'-sfbefo 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 day. 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 whole conference. 91 A+.. 4-S Wg lf' 9' sf '4 QL ,cj fl, ui! 3 v ? 5 ,JW , .-..-- A--fn -r -m, 'qF'-.--,.-n-n-.- - .r nu.-w, ,As --- '4L',vr!a 't u .14 ' Q' "5q.5:'a Lf A N 4 9'2f."'wf "-' '-.-ne"h- 1+ a- - 412-,W NJ is 4 , ' S rp., , ,qw-!,-5-yt, 3. .W I -I ri - A NJ ,A :dm .,-.,,.",l. . -y UQ. x V 3" ' QI! A .. 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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 generation. 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 lVay. 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. LINDBERGH O thou undaunted spirit from the West, Winging through mist and snow of Northern air, What ivaslt, O youth, that led thee thus to dare? What mighty poieer brought thee through thy test? What auiful passion spurred thee in. thy quest When thou didlst feel the Clutch of cold despair, And cool discretion bade thee to forbear And turn thy fleeting plane back to thc West? Art thou but Valourls minion, to have uron? 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. VVINIFRED VAN RAALTE, '28. 93 ' ' A ,,.J ,. I r Y .f . in ...,:11xn',f'ru v rv- fs -eq.: ggy444t, f Q33-:Z-, k- 3 Q'-QP j. -I ' f Ng--fl? 'Inu TA gl' "J 'ljjf f ..o-- w ! -,Q-if :rr x r '1Q'E,v.sqr' L V - If X I Z Q -. .h A I 0 . A 1 . .L.4:.:: n 15s fri .. nf .1'-.31-:rr , A 4- --- I 'K 3' K L 44'-2 A """"'3' ' A 3 N' ' JD w ' ,,,3 BAIRD 8: MQGUIRE, Inc. Holbrook, Mass. Largest Manufacfurers of Disinfecfanfs in America 94 GVQDQMLQ UWM QY1ZlSDLJl5PAn3f1l??E1'ZlSf2lllXUcZHgy LZILSFQILYJ OAKS 174112370 ...f ...l Q. ENQSIZJ :SIB time S1121 9251121 LSHZJ gllZSH?45 SIE 1515112 SQ mga lil Ll ,gi 352119 QW rams Qs agus :ZS mms as lambs was age Q Z1 ,U GQ CD QUg9lZgs1Qw 9.1 CJD EIB oo EMM QD CD CUDUQ Q ,Q UN D W W CD 'Zlb lg Zgiva Q E116 G QE U Sim fifeilswts 1fLlflll'l1 0 QS ew wwe ZQVULK . . - - M0953 UQ C13 CCJZEWS1 maori: new W Woo CII C1095 lg, Z, 81151121 15125 SIMM SZ SNEHZJ SZ! S1321 S9125 tllbYllZl SZ SZQA li' ,Q QMS Im mms ers mmm 12157 QMS 'Emil email fzlsi Qllyllll Q 6aQmswmSQlsn2,S1f2ic5lQl fQl7ZlISll70 EM ISJZSJQJ QQSQSUQS ZS 125112 CLASS OF 1878 Alverdo Mason, a retired postal clerk, now lives on Commercial Street, East Braintree. 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 Boston. 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. 95 E , X. p Y .. . 1? A cy if A 'i:'1'.'-haw -A 9 :5 -rv:-I ff -s ' '-25,3 V7 .11 -w ire. K - 'GNL' if ' " f f h AUS" P51 -rx - nur. -wg -tr -, x. w '-' K D it Ax ,,..v,.., ,Nm 5 ' w C, xii ? ff SYLVESTER 86 CARSON HUDSON AND ESSEX MOTOR CARS Quincy, Massachusetts f ek HUDSON F A supsse ,dv Fx sxx aff ' il' ll 1 . Expert Service Also the famous GENERAL ELECTRIC SH Refrigerator 96 Q 'efffaf' nz! L ,. .,, .V ,. . P , ,.,..,.,. ,, ,.,-. , C., 25 1 .u..54.s, T.. . glzkq- X A ig1'K,,r,.:. lf, xpqi' A , yzgp- . iarllyhlfixgz 1 I . 4 ,f , . X 5 , - t '.- . V 151 rr- . v -ww-rv--YC. A f 73.-I -r L- ' H Q ii w'.'.'.f. .1 1- ' vrC"f'1Z' 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 Braintree. 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 Street, Braintree. 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- ton. It is with regret that we record the death of Mrs. Asa Palmer French, formerly Elizabeth Wales. Y 3 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 West Roxbury. 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, Braintree. Jennie Carmichael, Nlrs. 1Vm. Patterson, lives in New Ipswich, New Hamp- shire. 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. 97 ggi 1 w - wv.C'4.s.-a5s2iFZQfif""f.1' EA'-I-" X 2 ss-J.55.21.f-'ri' PQI, A-1-agp: 2' ' f- 5""'A'.'jQ W I 451 N! F. ' - 5 ' . ,,,,, 951 11' 1.51 1.-aw-5-:str J, 1 L- V K L ,A L, 5 ma-.'.v. .f f.'-,ffrfjy vfil .V - f L.-, W - History Lessons via Radio THE STETSON SHOE PARADE Every Svnzrluyf El'0I2I.I2fj l10fj?'7lHI.I1f1 ,35'rf9+ 0 QSQQI at' , April 29th At 6 oicloclc Broadcast over 15 Stations W E E I W J A R W T A M W E A F W G Y W E B I-I W T A G W R C W C A E W T I C W F I W S A I W C S H W G R W W J ENTERTAINING and INSTRUCTIVE musical reproductions of famous historical events Played by Weymouth Post, No. 79 American Legion Band GIQORGE W iLL1AM WTENTRIZ, Conductor BI'0Clllf'U8f.S sponsorul by THE STETSON SHOE COMPANY, Inc. L11s1':R'i'1' SQL',x1z1c, SOUTH W1-:Yx1oU'1'H, Mass. B'mnf'Iz reiail stores in Boston New York Philadelphia Chicago Los Angeles and in all other 11l'7i7LC2'1Jfll cities 98 , , ,,:',V . g ,. ..'f'9',,.- 47 -1.1, . r 5, i r Ivl. -wx Y ' 4. , , -,L-ff -hikr,-I-1351. Q' ,J A534-eu ru 14-S: . 1 , X 5 itfvff ,I 1 as af-. .1 . . . 1 .- ry. - . z.1s--1-.-x 5 -' - , x - 1 x .AL x .1 1 . v .' - . f 'fb L X T W C" ' ,.M,..., , ,QW 8 1, n y ,Q2'xg'..,s,... Arthur XV. Crrose served as pastor in New York State before he became at- 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, N. Y. 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 Street, Braintree. 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 societies. 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. . . . , . 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. 99 . r , , 1:2 :if we xfqsf N 4 - id ,t,,5ix,zf,?':5tn C 'X XJ hfki A 1 ln the long run you and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you- your truest self, free from stage effects ancl little conceits. It is in this "long runv photography that PURDY success has been won. Pcrtraiture hy the ca- mera that one cannot laugh at or cry over in later years. For present pleasure and future pride pro- tect your photographic self by having PURDY make the portraits. PURDY 145 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON OH'ic1al Photographer 4Thayer Academy Special Rates to all T. A. Students 100 i3z.'.2:-'JJ g A.'i'!"wH'5'HE'1i3hL3i FJ X 2 NN""5f-,"i'f"'1'i ?'Yf. ""72?-7 f" "'x ""' -Ziff! ' ". . ' arfx shy Pi .1 D ' . 'L'-'xt-., H A "-- ' -'-""-'Hr , ti- ., i .-' .,', 4... A ' ,, x , I 5 A it ...5i-.4r:-- ng H, : J , CLASS OF 1889 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 Wilmarth Road. 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, Massachusetts. 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- sity. 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 Library. Arnold Howe holds a position with the 1Vellington Sears Cotton Company. Gordon Keating is an officer in the service of the United States lwerchant Marine. Russell Patten holds a responsible position with John Hancock Life Insur- ance Company. His engagement to Miss Catherine Leonard of Roslindale has been announced. 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. 101 Ps 1 V. , Q?" 1- -.H----.-1 - f ,A-'5' .'1'A'?4' 9--. ""7L"Z9 V L' HBV? J at r X .J ' Qr5'5'27f - Q... ' 'Q . V ftffvgfmg-zvrrf .A H-L -4 Li Xgjfn.-. nfiiivd I -s xf Q? 50 TIE? x f PARK SQUARE BUILDING 3l ST. JAMES AVENUE CAB E ADDRESS INSURANCE ADVISER L R E 'rv-eosssEAns aosrou Bo STON ASSOCMTED 'NDUST ' Our every day life becomes more complex and our dependence one upon another becomes more marked with each improvement in our mode of living. This increasing responsibility is ameliorated through the medium of insurance by the distribution of the losses of the few over the many. Insurance is now a necessity in the economic structure of our country. Life insurance guarantees the education of the children, the continuity of the home and a compe- tency in old age. Casualty insurance in its many branches protects and indemnifies you for the increas- ing accidents and catastrophes preventable and non- preventable, common to our race today. Fire and marine insurance provides funds for the replacement of destroyed or damagedlproperty, the loss of which might otherwise cause serious embarrassment. To carry on today without insurance is Hying in the face of Providence. This oflice is equipped to supply every kind of insurance needed, Whether it be an all risk jewelry policy covering world wide, or smaller personal needs, or whether it be more intricate insurance problems connected with the larger industrial plants. We are insuring at the present time property in almost every civilized country in the world. It is.our endeavor to buy the best insurance for the least money. We solicit an opportunity to satisfy you that we are competent to accomplish this result. THOMAS E. SEARS, INC. 102 P , . , . . V. , - . .,, ,.- , 7 --in-I . . 5 ,i ' .fl-V-1-A. 4 ' .,, , , -,il .- ',4,n' ,f U. lg nj A?-45 i:' . ,lui -H'-.lx 'I ,M-' X A 4 xpnf. 4 Elf' -fx, - .Qt rv- N f . H ' . . . s :QL . y .11--1'-1-rt' Q if -- I., .X 5- F , X Q :J 5 Alvznr. .f 1 9 y is vf ' Vi: : ' Y w v M.-- .ew w d 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- ship. 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 Music. 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 Normal School. 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 Boston. 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. 103 ggzytig, ,A . 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The following are at Radcliffe: Barbara Hull, Dorothy Baker, and Priscilla Sargent. 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- mercial School. 105 ,,,3 1. wwwg-fAA:f+c,v, Pg' '-ff' 'A ' :J-'RY'-T4-5-x'ii559?IT'giLQ' fl'-f-'-WS'X 2 Nh'K'K'3f1":"""" 94: hI'73?3" 5' if- 'Ln' 'f.':Q3" -4-f 4-f, ,J if '. - f. url- '. .1-aff-:fr A LA 1- A. in I-' Hb ,I Ag -.-.v.-'.r 1' .' sv 3 , ' . . W C. C. TEMPLE CQ. Building Contractors BOSTON - - HYANNIS 106 -13111, 1100- ' f. 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In making our selection, we feel that the Thayer Academy not only got the best in ap- pearance, but the finest in quality of materials and workmanship as well. 108 1 7 Y , . ,-,I . ,. . , - , 4...'.,, . . f Q 1. 5 1.-I ,-JA. V ., .,,.,, -,g p ngv f gu- c' QL S M 'EW' X N A Us-Q. E3 " ' 11 5r?f1 nvfmefxlmi-:'rr A 3-1. 4 I-V HQ .I :Jn v7':2?n3'f'f19vr95.'!'rf'x'-I N f 5 2 w.- "' ' THAYER ICP I TAPHS 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 straight et 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 s -J.U.G if ry! f' xx. 'slu- Q1 Lv' ' FW: si 5:31 W x 2 'i2"1f '-1-I 'F 9-:S f' 1f f'ff,Qifbd -vu. I ' - I 11.5 . , 1 5 4 I . 1 ,. rx-'sl'xv. :.1w'!5-.-YC, A --V fl lx 5- V H K 3 44: W.'.v.-.f 1- - fvri - ur1L"'fQ W! L Q 1 THE CRAWFORD PRESS MASTER PRINTERS South Weymouth, Massachusetts fvOlI2jJl1'I7Il?7IfS of UNYIUN BOUKBINDFING CO0 110 135 vu,14.S.'+,1s-' ZA ks 9 mnfisf-1-I wif. 15 W1 Q X 4 -545 1 C vc ' . x. .., , .. . Y Y Y ... . . ' - ' F .'i"" 'V A " ' ' W' i 7 . V ww .FAQ V T-714 -,'-"' 'xr ' 4 5 "An:-f'f.":"l Yng hl' vi ' f' -A ' ' 'rlrix FK E il- . -' v - ' - - A , 1 1- 5 - . 41.1 .1 rf. 4 Us . '-JJ, x ry. . w .1'vy1"lT .- .. , 1 . Y K ,h . ,K 1 ff."-'. .1 1 .' u. I les- ' 1 .f . -- - A sf - . W ' ' +-45 J' ng lDone the most for the school R. Dennison J .Hagen F. Aldrich Most to he admired J. Hagen F. Aldrich G.Jones IMost likely to succeed J. Hagen R. Dennison J. Hayes Best athlete among the boys R. Brown lf' J. Hayes t R. Dennison Best. athlete among the girls . M. Keith B. Ellis M. Barham Most versatile B. Ellis J. Hollis R. Dennison Best dressed E. Godfrey X R. Wayne ' J. Hollis l 5 X5-""",-,-'.R!fe 1 1 Class Statistics Most original W it J. Hayes G. Jones S. Scudder tiest J. Hayes S. Seudder T. Sears Xoisiest J. Hayes S. Scudder Best student Xy.Bt1lK'l1fxlIlf'l' F. Aldrich J. Hagen Most generous S. Wvheeler F. Cleaves A. Blake Biggest hlutfer Poo E. Simpson J. Hayes J. Mcnlennett rest hluffer J. McJennett D. Cutler E. Simpson Luckiest 12 L. Putney 8 S. Seudder 3 R. Hutton Unluekiest 18 A. Justice 9 G. Jones 5 J. Mc'Jennett 1Vorst woman hater 43 G. Jones 2 J. Hollis M. Dow 19 1Vorst man hater 18 M. Keith 4 V. Alliee C. Nrli 4 lNIost optimistic' 4 J. Hayes 3 H. Robinson R. Dennison 23 BIOSl'fPf'SSl111lSt1C 7 D. Cutler 6 Cl. Jones Most absent minded S li. Simpson 6 K. Quimby 5 R. F. Leggett 111 . .. . .. , :QP .-- . ,,....,.. , r N .ar zv-,rv-f 4,.4,7,.,y-'f.".4,'L'.f,'tI 'L' 1' :nf A ..f.lkH 4.g,5,- 551-, . gd ,..,. V . X , .5 .gl , .4- 5. . fs2.+i .:. , S , , Qi, A' 9 -' C ff - E -QM51 .nfifx-Lz.1w5-nc :- .., A, R :J ft 'J ,. 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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. J. G. Bliss Briscoe-t'Two important generals of the French and Indian XYar were Amherst in Red Hayes-"AND HOW fHowel l" Miss Allen-HThe log of 8 is more than what and less than what?" Thelma Brown-'tLess!l' Mr. Leggett fcoming into study hall, in uproarl-UAH right, I'm back nowfl A STUDENT'S NIGHTMARE CAFTER EXAMSJ Square half the sum of .... Dative of Agent .... After a passive .... retort, consisting of the .... Ordinance of .... and adjectival phrase ..... and one side of the paper .... Gerunds and Gerundives .... plot the locus of the ..... Spenserian Stanza ..... and the unknown .... test tube . . . . . . write plainly . . . . . . heat equations . . . . and terms of the treaty. . . . . . and the analysis of the chemical . . . . . review for tomorrow . . . . Gerunds and Gerundives ..... last five minutes of the ..... protasis and apotasis .... except in contrary to fact conditions .... . after a partitive . . . . . . home rule in . . . . . Granite 1269-M . . . . . Lady of the Lake . . . . . notebooks due . . . . Friday . . . 73 B. C. . . . . . . parabolas . . , and Gerunds and Gerundives ...... and the Helvctii told Caesar ..... no homework tomorrow ..... write full name ..... and divide the line segment into college ice and ..... Gerunds and Gerundives. J. U. G. lllr. Lane to E. Lewis: "Take this sentence: tWhen I came into the room you were studying' What construction?" Warren Clajf: "Contrary to fact!" ' illr. Lane to Charles M cCarthy whom Quimby has just sent into convul- sions: "Charles, it certainly doesn't take much to amuse you, does it?" Mr. Leggett: "What kind of noun is 'breadl?" P. Holt: "Concrete I" Miss Gemmel: "And what did you write your composition on?'l Rus Rayner: "On theme paper." 113 x 144. War' 5 N V ' g f L 'Wen "iff 4'-'MAL 7 , -' ' fg'.f."'X" - 5'-'r'Lf.'.Q' HH' , 9.3 7927 S 1523--lf, Q -'- ,si " 117' v.'q ' '. ' -A A ' Rx ' "rf: .V M, ' . '11-ff, -.X 72 4 . Q., M ,- V 4' ng- 5 .1-wy1,rr A ..f-. A- 1' X- N V HJ .A Lia AX -..-...ff r - ln. " - ' w lClE CREAM BRINGS YOU the BEST from NATURFS BOUNTRFUL STOREHOUSE Did you ever stop to think how many delicious things you can have in a serving of ice cream? Consider how dairy and orchard, tropie grove and garden --all yield of their best to give variety to this healthful dish. lVorld-wide nutrition authorities say of ice cream: It is a valuable food, containing vitamins essential to health and growth. 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Wayne Class Chief Characteristic That delicate voice Versatility Wit Being Sisters Meekness Snappiness Being nice Hysterics That curly head Industry Good looks That maidenly blush His winning smile Red Those Wild Danish parties Our cheerleader Quietness Tres petite Sport clothes Curly locks Eloquent Eyebrows Being a Boy Scout Being left handed Executive ability Chewing gum Personality Silence That laugh Literary talent Our president Bells That fetching manner Speaking her mind That T. A. Being a gentleman t'Why bring that up" Naivite Sweetness Ha-ha And how Sally-All-Smiles F ickleness Humanness That smile That fur coat Charm Being Betty His argument Tirnidity Silence Being petit Paul That srnoek Patent leather kid Her Giggle Politeness Ainiability Census Hobby Chaperoning B. Ellis "Gay Pareel' Athletics The Wollaston Theater Honor Roll Being absent from school Football Flivvers and beetles Ticklin' the keys Trig. French Making touchdowns All sorts of Roses Hockey Red 'tPathe News" Student Council Destiny Radio announcer First woman President Nunnery Kindergarten teacher Latin teacher A correspondence school Palinolive ad. Ford salesman Martel's successor Math. teacher Designer Arrow-collar ad. U. S. Olympic team Senator Red Truly Warner's New York Giants Drawing A John Barrymore Hosses Evangelist Wrecking Hivvers Gym. teacher Anna U Bank president Eta P1 Train announcer Saving seats Don Juan Chemistry William Lyon Phelps' successor Burning the midnight oil Scientist Arguing with the t'ref." 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