Thayer Academy - Black and Orange Yearbook (Braintree, MA)
- Class of 1943
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BLACK and ORANGE
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THE SENIOR CLASS OF
South Braintree, Massachusetts
L'l1llSSllIHi!1g yet capnlvlc. having 1
gcnuinc sensc uf humor, interested
the welfurc of the younger gcnerzltion
evcr willing to umlertukc any tus
Mauricu Seynmur is 11 true friend. 'lu
him we grzxtcfully Llcdiczltc this lmuk
. . FOREWORD .
This twenty-second edition of the
l'Black and Orange" is presented as the
tangible consummation of our life at
Thayer, and as a salute to those of
Thayer serving our nation in the armed
forces. lnspired by their record, we
have worked with greater intensity and
stronger enthusiasm toward our goal.
lvhile they, in dillerent capacities, strive
for victory, we at home, also, have en-
deavored to uphold the Thayer tradi-
The entire Year Book Stall extends
its warmest appreciation to the friends
of Thayer, to the faculty, and to the
members of the Student Body who have
contributed their talents so unsparingly
to the success of this publication.
Pace 6 .... The BLACK and ORANGE ..... 1943
. . . YEAR BOOK STAFF . . .
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. . . BOARD OF TRUSTEES .
J. THOMAS BALDWIN, President, VVollast0n
PERLEY E. BARBOUR, l'irv-llrwsiderzl, Quincy
EVERHTT S. LITCHFIELD, Trcaszzrer, Brookline
BERNARD R. ANDREVVS, Braintree
CARL V. CHANDLER, Newton
HORACE R. DRINKVVATER, Braintree
MERTON L. EMERSON, VVashington, D. C.
HENRY NI. FAXON, Quincy
'KXVILLIANI H. GASSETT, VVollaston
JOHN W. HARDING, Braintree
JOHN T. HOLLIS, Hingham
RICHARD B. WIGGLESVVORTH, Milton
RICHARD M. GUNIMERIS, Cambridge
"cLt. Cj.g.J in Navy at YVasl1ington. D. C.
STACY BAXTER SOU'l'HXVOR'l'H, A. li., Litt. D.
Harvard University and Colgate University
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . Page 9
LYMAN B. OVVEN, A.B,, A.M.
Oberlin College, New York State College
Assls'1'.xN'l' Ilmmi.-xs'rEu, ENGLISII
RCTII ANNA ALDRICH, A.B., A.M.
GRACE LOUISE BVRKE, A.B.
l,0l'ISI-2 KINLIMAN EMICRSON, A.B.
SYLYIA GATES, 13.8.
Sargent Scliuzml and Boston Cniveraity
IIARRIET GIEMMIZL, A.B., lCd.M.
Carleton College and Harvard I'niversiry
Page 10 . The BLACK and ORANGE
LIZON RVSSELI. HARVEY, B.P.Ii.
Biormzv, .AliRONAL"l'lCS, Pm's1c.u, lfDL'C.X'l'l0N
GEORGE EATON LANE, AB., A.M.
llill'X'1ll'1l Vniversity and Columbia Vniversity
ROBERT CANIERON I,EUliETT,
A.li,, lid.M., A.M.
llarvard Vniversity and Boston Vniversity
l'iRliNL'H ANU SPANISH
' l PRESTON P. MACDONALD, IR., Ph.B.
lI1s'r0kY AND lVl.-X'I'HF-ZMATICS
L RAL P LhBARON OSC OOD A B A M
'f V VVellesley College and Radcliffe College
l.Ul'lSE El.lSAHETl'l SAI'l,, All., Ed.lVI.
Boston University and Harvard University
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 11
INIAVRICIC R. SIZYMOFR, AB., I2d.M.
Brown I'nix'ersity and Ilurvarcl l'r1ivex'sitjv
G. STIZXVART SMITII
New linglnnd C'onserx'ntory of Music'
QIRCI I IiS'I'R.I.
EDITH C. ICMIERSON, AB.
VVILLIAM T. HALL, B.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Terhnology
Puvsics AND Cmzmismx'
UUS'I'AVE ll. LEINING, B.S., BD., DJJ.
St Lawrence Fniveraity
GILBERT L. CROFTS
Boston Vniversity and Harvard Summer School
Bouvgi School of Physical Education
. The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943
RUTH V. SMITH
Corinna I'nion Academy
SliCRE'I'ARY AND BOOKKEEPER
JIILIA LOUISE DODGE
WVellesley College, Katherine Gibbs School
MRS. FRANKLIN H. MERRIAM
Bridgewater Normal School
LUCY EDNA ALLEN
EDMVND RUGNAN JOHNSON
Lieutenant ls.g.J I'.S.N.R.
XVnshington, D. C.
ROBERT PHILLIPS LANE
SfSergt., Army Air Corps
470th Bomber Squadron
Greenville Army Air Base
Greenville, S. C.
ALMA JOHNSON LEXV THOMPSON
IRVING THUIVIPSON, Iv. S. A.
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. SENIOR CLASS .
PRESIDENT , .,Archie Melville
X'lCE-PRESIDENT , , Elizabeth Frost
SECRETARY . . Barbara Cleayes
'ISREASURER . . lVilliam Harding
. VALEDICTORY . .
For four years, from the morning chapel exercise, through classes, study halls,
sports, till the bugle for the lowering of the flag, we have spent such happy, full days
at 'llhzlyer that it hardly seems possible that the Freshmen of yesterday are the Seniors
of today, looking to graduation with mingled feelings of regret and hope.
The memories of our class play, "lXIilestones", the competition on the playing
fields, the quiet of the library, and above all, the friendships made with the teachers
and fellow-students, are now a permanent part of us all. It is hard for such a closely
knit class to dissolve, each member going his separate, uncertain way: but the sight
of one of our former classmates or a glance at this "Black and Orange" will always
conjure up these indissoluble memories.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE Page 15
ARCHIE YATES MELVILLE Ddrlfflvulh
leader - sportsman - friend
"Hr had the great quality of rxrellenfe-stability."
Class President I: Hi-Y 2 I QVice President 1 1 Year Book
Staff rg Dramatics 3, 2,lFirst Aid 2, Scribblers' Club 2,
Bowling rg Football 4, 3, 2, 1.
ELIZABETH PRINCE FROST Junior College Training
gay - capricious - original
"She had a laugh 'warm and bright as .run-bubbles"
Class Vice President IQ Theta Alpha, Glee Club ig Dramatics
21 First Aid 3, Scribblers' Club IQ Howling Club I: G. A. A. 4,
3, 2, IQ Basket Ball 3, 2, rg Hockey 4, 3, 2, tg Soft Ball 2.
VVILLIAM B. HARDING lliillb Dartmoulh
sincere - enterprising - jovial
"Hr was a grnllrman from soul Io rrofwn,
Clean-fafvorrd, and tmperzally slim."
Class Treasurer 2, ig Class President 3, Hi-Y 3, 2, 1, 1Secre-
tary lj, Year Book Staff, Glee Club I QPresidentJg Dramatics
2, First Aid 23 Dance Committees 3, 23 Track rg Honor Roll
BARBARA CLEAVES lBarbie, Cleavesiej Sargfnl
indispensable - versatile - lovable
"Prppy, snappy, a splendid friend, a good pal, full
of fun-there is no md."
Class Secretary 4, 2, ig Theta Alpha fSecretarylg Year Book
Staff, Glee Club 4, 33 Verse Speaking 4, 1, Current Events
Club 3, IQ First Aid 2, Dance Committees 4, 2Q Library Assist-
ant xg G. A. A. 4, 3, 2, 1 lVice President 2, President rj,
Archery 4, 3, 2, IQ Basket Ball 4, 3, 2, Ig Hockey 4, 3, 2, IQ Soft
Ball 3, 25 Tennis 4, 3, 2g Cheer Leader 3, 2.
RONALD LAVVRENCE SMYTH fRonj Ilarfvard
erudlte - astute - scholar
"The truly strong and sound mind is the mind fha!
fan embrace equally great things and small."
Class President 2, Managing Editor Year Book, Glee Club 3,
2, Dramatics 2, Aeronautics Club xg First Aid 2: Current
Events Club 2g Scribblers' Club 2, rg Bowling Club xg Library
Assistant 3, 2, rg Baseball 3 fManagerJ g Tennis 4g CUM LAUDE.
The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
VVALTER HARRIS ADAMS CBudJ Nalvy
virile - diverting - sportive
"Lo11.'1' of nowrlty rulrx mort ilu' mimi."
Band 2, Orchestra 2, Radio Club 29 Baseball 23 Football 1.
ELEANOR OTIS ALLEN 1Elliej Normal .-lrl
modest - capable - merry
"Thr rrilnson glofw of modrxly o'1'r .rprrad
llrr fhzfrltf, and gafvz' nrfu: luslrf Io hrr fharln5."
Theta Alpha lPresidentl 5 Glee Club 4, Current Events Club ig
Bowling Club rg Basket Ball 4, 35 Hockey 4, 3, IQ Tennis 4.
VVALTER SCOTT ALMEDA llar-'uurd and Nufvy
entertaining - trigger-quick on repartee - companionable
'K-Ind if ln- madr a romradr anyfwhrrr,
Tllrn -would lu' lflllill htm nal lo llafvf a mfr."
Hi-Y xg Year Book Staff IQ Chemistry Club I.
CAMERON MVIRHEAD BAIRD lCammieJ Norhwifh
light-hearted - reticent - comradely
"fl lighl hmrl li-vw: long."
Hi-Y 2, ig Year Book Staff, Dramatics 2, Chemistry Club IQ
Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1, Football 4, 3, 2, Tennis 3.
AUDREY BARRETT ll'r1lfslr-y
Calm - friendly - good sport
"I'ffv1'ry frlfml is lo all othfrx a Jun, and 11 sun
flofwrr also. Sllr allrartx and follower."
Theta Alpha, Glee Club rg Art xg G. A. A. rg Hockey r.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE
VVILLIAM MONROE BARROVVS QBillJ
Bk,uN1'REE lla-wrford or .flrmy Air Corps
personable - co-operative - a conscientious worker
".-Ind good examplr scar his purpose fever."
Year Book Staffg Glee Club 3, 2, ig Dramatics 2: Scribblers'
Club, 2, rg Bowling Club IQ Baseball 4, 3, 2, ig Football 3, 2, IQ
Honor Roll 4. '
LFE BARTHOLD QRedD Nafunl Rrsrrlvf
atfable - masculine - clever
".lI1zcuys fo pl4'a.f1u'f' -would his rurlom run."
Hi-Y 2, xg Year Book Staff, Dramatics 21 Chemistry Club ig
Current Events Club xg Baseball 2, ig Football 2, ig Basket
Ball 1, Hockey 2.
l'VlAR-IORIE BAILEY BISHOP flVlarg'e, lwzlrgiel
QLYINCX' N. E. Dfafonzur Horpiml
cheerful - modest - friendly
"The laughtrr of girls is, and rfvrr war, among
the drlighiful sound: of 1'artl1."
Theta Alphag Glee Club 3, 2, Band 23 Orchestra 4, 3, 2, rg
Dramatics 2, Current Events Club xg First Aid 2g G. A. A. 3,
2, 1, Archery 4, 3, 2g Soccer rg Honor Roll 4, 3.
ROBERT FIELD BULLOCK fBobl M. 1. T.
"the great experimenter" - sociable -- obliging
"lI'rll mr! and -'wrltomr 'ZUhl'fl'50,l'Bf hr -went."
Year Book Staff, Band 3, 25 Sailing Club 33 Navigation 2,
Tennis 35 Track rg Honor Roll 4.
DOROTHY I. BYRNE fDottyl Colby Junior
impulsive - gay - whimsical
"Plra.rurr is the rrflrx of unimpfdrd fnrrgyf'
Theta Alphag Verse Speaking 2, IQ Dramatics 2g First Aid 25
Page 18 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
RUTH ANNE CAHILL
friendly - pretty - warm-hearted
"Sim fwa: all lzrarl and .w'n:ibility."
Theta Alphag Camera Club lg Hockey 1.
PAUL RICHARD COHEN lSammyl Ilarfvard
serious - industrious - comradely
"Truf imluxtry doth kindlf hon0r'.r fra"
ROGER NIELVIN COHEN lRog, Prezl Brofuvz
sportive - tractable - composed
"Tn play a-gamf fwrll i.r .va!i.rfa1'tory,' lo play it
fxfrptzonally so, if fo fwin dislim'tion."
Spanish Cluh rg Basket Ball rg Baseball 1.
STANLEY G. COLON
shy -- expressive - loyal
".-I friend is nfwfr knofun till a man haw' nerd."
Art rg First Aid 2Q Tennis rg Track 1.
JOHN F. DAY Navy or Ilarfvard
jocular - gregarious - purposeful
"J .ringlfnesr of infrnlion, :rn honrsl mnrrrn
for tllr Hgh! fway of going to -work."
Hi-Y rg Band rg Orchestra Ig Camera Club rg Bugler r.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE
JVNE ELIZABETH DELORY Qjuniej Jackson
piquant - appealing - Winsome
"Composed 'wax .the of Ifndrrm'J.r and heart."
Theta Alphag Year Book Staffg Verse Speaking 2, rg Dramatics
2g Current Events Club IQ First Aid 21 Spanish Club 1.
HARRY STACEY DITCHETT Darfmoutlz
jocose - companionable - keen
"ll'i1 nm! -'wixtlorn arf born fwilh II man."
Year Book Staffg Ulee Club 4, 1 CSecretary 15, Band 4, 3, 23
Scrlbblers' Club ig Football 4, 3, 25 Tennis 4, 3, 2, IQ Honor
FLURA MACLEAN DRESSER lFloj
tranquil - pleasant - ingenuous
'Kind :hr urn! srniliny, innofrnl, and roy."
Theta Alphag Glee Club 4, 3, ZQ Verse Speaking 22 First Aid
23 G. A. A. IQ Archery 4g Soft Ball 3.
RVTHE ESTHER DRIVER Chandlfr Sfrrrlaria!
spontaneous - enthusiastic - resourceful
"l:'nl!1u.via.vrn is flu' genius of :inn-rity, and truth
lll't'0fIIp1l.1'h1'.f no wzdorrrs fwlfhoul li."
Class Vice President 33 Theta Alpha: Year Book Staff: Glee
Club 4, 3, 2, Verse Speaking 3, 2Q Dramatics 25 Current Events
Club 21 Scribblers' Club 2, IQ Bowling Club 1 fSecretaryJg
Aeronautics Club 1 lSecretaryjg Honor Roll 4.
JACQVELINE DYKEMAN fjackiel Jurkson
scientific - sophisticated
"IIN air irlzplvssifve, hrr rraxoniny sound."
Theta Alpha rg Verse Speaking 1.
The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943
LOIS ELLGNER Ratltllfz'
thoughtful - aesthetic - intellectual
"Thr infrllrrt of the fwisz' is likr glass, .it
admifr thr light of hmlvrn and rrflrrtx lt."
Theta Alpha 1, Year Book Stall, Glee Club 4, 3, 2, Verse
Speaking 4, 3, 2, rg Dramatics 25 Scribblers' Club 2, ig G. A.
A. 4, 3, 2, rg Bowling Club rg Archery 3, 2 rg Basket Ball rg
Hockey 4, 3, 2, rg Tennis 4, CUM LAUDE.
FRANK HERBERT FOSTER M. I. T.
imperturbable - congenial - obliging
"Ile is u frifnd lndrr'tl,.fz.clll1 all ll fr'ifnd'J luxtf
-virluer shining bright."
Hi-Y rg Year Book Staff, Dramatics 25 Camera Club rg Cur-
rent Events Club 2, First Aid 2, Bowling Club rg Dance Com-
mittee tg Baseball 3, rg Track 1.
RICH ARD FULLER lDickl
carefree - dreamy - humorous
".-I hfttrr frllow no -'whrrr rould yr' jfndf'
Hi-Y 2, rg Aeronautics Club rg Camera Club rg Sailing Club 3,
Baseball 3, 2, rg Hockey 3 lManager5.
E. PHILIP GABRIEL lPhilJ Man. Mariiimr' .Jfadz-my
straight-forward - gentlemanly - co-operative
"I-I gnztlrman has mn' without farniliarity, is ra-
sprdful -'wilhout mrannesx, gvnterl 'without affertafmnf'
Hi-Y 3, 2, rg Glee Club rg Dramatics 3, 2, Sailing Club 32
Baseball 2 lManagerJg Football 4, 33 Hockey 4.
HARRY GALLAGHER lGigj
fun-loving - cheering -- loquacious
"For -why go mad 'with .rludying all day?"
Current Events Club 2, Sailing Club gg Navigation 21 Hockey 2.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 21
HUBERT ISI. GORDON fHubieJ l'ni1ver.fity of Pfnnfylfvania
unperturbed - easy-going
"Hr has a propzfnsity Io :pin yarns." '
First Aid 23 Baseball ig Football, Hockey 2.
GEORGE FENTON GUNN, JR. QGunnerj llarward
jolly - roguish -- variable
"No tongue 'was rradier with a jfs! than his."
Tennis IQ Track 1.
JOHN VVHEELER HARDING, JR. flake, jackl Dartmouth
straight-forward - reticent - masculine - athletic-leader
"In rawry man-lilzr qualify he led."
Class President 4, Hi-Y 3, 2, I fTreasurer 2, President 153
Dramatics Committee 2' Aeronautics 1 QPresident 3 Baseball
- . ' 7 4,
3, 2, I QCziptain 255 Football 4, 3, 2, 1 fCo-captain 153 Basket
Ball 4, 3.
HENRY HAVILAND HARLOVV fBrudj Norlhfasfrrn
quiet - light-hearted - genial
"True happinrss is of a rriired nature, and an
rnrmy to pomp and none."
Current Events IQ Baseball xg Basket Ball I.
jOHN RICHARD HARRISON fTiny, Itchiej
MILTON A-viafion School
mischievous - twinkling - little brother of the Senior Class
"lVith a large, rasrally grin srfrnfd Io fake
onz' into partnership."
Aeronautics IQ Bowling Club xg Baseball 4, 3, 2, rg Football 4,
3, 2, xg Basket Ball 3.
Page 22 The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
DONALD LOREN HARTER CPop, Brooklyn, Donl Harvard
inveterate inventor - resourceful - good-natured
"lnfv1'nIian is artifuily of Ihr mind."
Year Book Stall, Band 4, 3, 2, rg Orchestra 43 Dramatics Com-
mittee 2g Scribblers' Club IQ Bowling Club 1 QPresidentl 3
Baseball 3Q Honor Roll 4.
ROBERT VAYGHAN JACOBSON Qjakej Ill. I. T.
clever - vociferous - ingenious
"Surf: ll man! IV1' wish lllrre fwrrr Ifwo of him."
Current Events rg First Aid 2, Football 1 tAssistant Managerl.
ESTHER ALTHEA KAPLAN fButchie, Kappiel IVrll1'.tlry
petite - brilliant - merry
"Thr Lvifuarily of hrr rllararlrr fwllirlz fum: flu' .riyn-of no mrrr
merhamfal spriglltlinfsx buf of an ragrr 1ntr'll1gz'nrr."
Theta Alpha IQ Year Book Staff, Glee Club 2, Verse Speak-
ing Choir rg Dramatics Committee zg Current Events 21 First
Aid 2, Scribblers' Club rg Bowling Club rg G. A. A. 21 Field
Hockey 2, CUM LAUDE.
JOSEPH l.ALlBERTEi" l'. S. Nafvy
etlicient - witty
"Bold and ye! 'win' in what he undertook."
SIDNEY ALAN LAVINE tSidl Ilarlvard
reserved - unassuming - studious
"lf you dmvolr your time to rfudy, you 'will a-void
all Ihr irkxarnfnrss of this lifr."
Current Events rg First Aid 2, Baseball 25 Track r.
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 23
PAUL DENNIS LEAHY Holy Croix l
compliant - good-humored - genial
"To bt' of sz-rfvifz' i.r.a .solid foundation for
contentment in this world."
Current Events rg Navigation 2, Football IQ Hockey 3, 2.
RICHARD B. LUSK tLuskyJ U. S. Coax! Guard flcadrmy
mathematical - conversational - remarkable
"Rrpartc1' is Ihr highrst order of fwit, as it br-
xpraks Ihr roolrst yr! quiflersl rxrrrisz' of genius."
VVILLARD DEAN MERRILL U. S. Marino Offifrr School
enthusiastically ambitious - exhilarating - true to himself
"Thr .man fwill fwiih fr ambition ronfrifvr the ql't'Illf5f
blfxsinys and Ihr highrst honors appointed for him."
Bowling Club r.
ROBERT E. MERRILL llarfvard
aharp-eyed - sharp-witted - steady
"Frank in his spffrh, but 'wise and filly bred."
Current Events 1.
JEANNE LEE MOFFATT tMufhc, Jeannicj MI. Holvoke
"Sho -wo: thi' .ment marjoram of tht' ralad, or
ralhrr thc herb of grant"
Class Vice-President 4, Theta Alpha IQ Year Book Stafig Glee
Club 4, 3, 2, Verse Speaking Choir 4, 3, 2, xg Dramatics 23
Current Events 21 First Aid 2, Scribblers' Club 2, IQ Dance
Committee 4, 35 Library 3, 2, rg G. A. A. 4, 3, 2, 1 tTreasurer
rl, Archery 3, 2, rg Basket Ball 4, 3, 2g Hockey 4, 3, 2, IQ
Softball 3, 2g Cheer Leader 3, 2, CUM LAUDE.
Page 24 .... The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
GEORGE A. MOORE tSnapper, Docl Syrarusz'
Bxoe K'ro N
, affable - jolly - amiable
H.'17ldf1H'fllI'l'II10fI' ln' was a merry man"
Glee Club 13 Dramaties Committee 22 Camera Club 1 CPresi-
dentb g Dance Committee ZQ Football IQ Hockey 3, 2.
DAGGETT MORSE Cllngj .-lrmrd Forrr:
lively - good-natured - friendly
" 'Tix good-naiurf only fwlns Ihr ll!'!II'f.n
Hi-Y rg Aeronautics IQ Baseball rg Football 1.
DAVID NILS NELSON LDavel Hrofwfr
reserved - complaisant - likable
"sin ablr man :homes his .spirfil by grntlf
-words ani rvxolulf anions."
Hi-Y 3, 2, 1 tTreasurer 155 First Aid 2Q Football 3, 2, x CCo-
captain ljg Aeronautics I.
GEORGE VVILLIAM OVVEN tliill, VVill, Beanyj Dartmoulh
keen - candid - natural
"Gi-'W mf hmltlz and a day, and I will makr
ridirulou: flu' pomp of 1'mpfrors."
Bowling Club IQ Honor Roll I.
GORDON VVELLS PAGE Har-vard
restrained - intellectually curious
l "Truth nerds no flofwrr: of spn'rh."
l Current Events 2, IQ Bowling Club IQ Baseball 3, 2Q Football
3, 2, IQ Basket Ball rg Hockey 3, 2.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 25
MARY KATHARINE PFTERSEN QPetej Simmonx
gentle - competent - reliable l
".'lIuJr',vfy 5t'l110lll n'.fid1'.f in a .foul Ilia! is not
l'II!'il'ht'cl' fwitfl llflllll' 1'If'flll'5.n
Theta Alpha I lTreasurerlg Year Book Staff, Glee Club 4, 3,
2: Verse Speaking Choir 4, 2, IQ Dramatics Committee 2: Cur-
rent Events rg First Aid 2, Bowling Club rg G. A. A. 3, 2, r
lRecording Secretary rj, Archery 3, 2g Basket Ball 4, 3, rg
llockey 3, 2, rg Tennis 4.
RICHARD C. PIERCE fllickl llarfuanl
ambitions - rational - laughter-loving
"Ry nalurf llorn ll frirmf Io glee and nn'rrirnrn!."
Band rg Orvhestra lg Bowling Club IQ Football r.
CHARLES AMBROSE REARDON QCharlieb M. I. T.
good-hunmred - hard-working - appreciative
"Tidy man has fz'.f'rily zlwolnplisllmi .romf'thing."
Band 3, 2, Orchestra 2, r.
jl'NE XV. RICE 1.asrll
generous - Intelligent - convlvial
".-I fomradf' blfthr and full of g11'r."
Theta Alpha rg Verse Speaking Choir 2, IQ Dramatics Com-
mittee 2, First Aid 2, Soccer rg Honor Roll 2.
MARY RLISABIQTII RIVERS QFliv, liettyl Iliggfru Srlmol
discriminating -- ohliginjg - delicate l
"Good naturf is Ihr llfllllfy of tfu' morn." l
Theat Alpha, Year Book Staff, Glee Club 41 Verse Speaking
Choir rg Dramatics Committee 22 First Aid 21 Scribblers'
Club 3, 2, rg Bowling Club rg G. A. A. 4, 3, 2, Badminton 4,
31 Basket Ball 35 Tennis 4, 3, 22 Honor Roll 4, 3.
Page 26 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
NORMA LOUISE ROEBLAD Simmom
graceful - frank - chic
, "Gran'ful . . . .fmoofll and :fill as ilu' muh'
.ffwanu tha! floalr dnfuvz Ihr Jfrnun. . . "
Theta Alpha, Glee Club 15 Camera Club ig Hockev i.
BARBARA JANE RCGGLES Cornfll
gracious -- tranquil - decisive
"Thr mafvfmrnt of Ihr fwoman 'war Mainly."
Theta Alpha, Glee Club 4, 3, xg Dramatics Committee 22
Camera Club ig Radio Class 25 G. A. A. 3, 2, Archery 4, 3,
2, Hockey 4.
DANA LYNVVOOD SARGENT lLynj l'. S. .Jrmy
droll - sociable - forceful
"In irulll, a fworllly man fwilllal Away hr."
Dramatics 2, Camera Club 1 lPresidentlg Football 2, ig Basket
VVILLIAM HENRY SEMPLE fBillj M. 1. T.
artistic - clever - warm-hearted
"His iniflligrnrr fuvu nourixhrd on fads."
Camera Club 2, IQ Current Events 1, Tennis 2, ig CUM LAL'nr5.
ANDREVV LOVELL SHAW' fAndyJ Tuff: lfnginrfring Sflmol
unassuming - concordant - profound
"No 130171, fir- Jpokr lzfyond Ihr momrni'.c m'n1."
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 27
BARBARA LOUISE SPANG fSpang-gol
QUINCY Conn. Collrgf for Il'umz'n
twinkling - enchanting - friendly
"She that was fwfr fair and nmvrr proud
Had tongue at wzll, and ya-I was nwver loud."
Theta Alpha fVice Presidentj 3 Glee Club rg Current Events 1.
JOHN FRANKLIN SPAFLDING llnrward
observant - winning - meritorious
"Thr drrptst rilvrrs flafw with Ihr lrast sound."
Hi-Y rg Dramatics Committee 2Q Chemistry Club rg Baseball
IQ Football 1.
THEODORE MITCHELL TAYLOR, JR. CTedl"
BRAINTREE Army Air Corps
stalwart - manly - cool-headed
"None bu! himsrlf mn 111' his parallrlf'
JOHN R. TINCH fScottiel British Nafvy
buoyant - well-met - energetic
"In staturf hr wasmof I1 middlr Irngth,
.ind wondrous mmblr, quirk, and grfat of strrngthf'
Hi-Y 2, rg Camera Club rg Current Events 2, rg Tennis 3, 2.
ROBERT FREDERIC VANELLI iBobJ
unruH'led - ubiquitous
"1 am sure c'ar1"s an vnrmy of 1if1'."
Football 2, I.
Page 28 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
ARNOLD VVARSHAVER lArniel' .Irmy .-lir Corfu
quiet - a good companion - gentleman
"Living fwith all in lvrarz' and rharityf'
Orchestra 2, ig Dramatics 29 Football 2, rg Tennis 2.
CHARLES PLVMER VVASON lChuckj" qlrmy qlir Corps
athletic - quiet - agreeable
"Ilw'r' 'was a man to hold against Ihr fworltlf'
Football rg Basket Ball I.
MARSHALL SUMNER VVILKINS Ilarwartl
meticuluous - hortative - frank
"Talent is Ihr raparify all doing anything tha! dfprntls an
application and induxtry, and it is a fvoluntary pawn."
Year Book Staff, Dramatics Committee 25 Current Events ig
First Aid 2g Scribblers' Club 2, rg Library 2, ig CUM Lwne.
VVILLIAM D. VVILKINSON lliillj .tlrmy
practical - merry - wise
"There is rm fzcirdmn likr franle11f'sr."
DOROTHY M. YOFNG lD0ttyl
RANDOLPH l'nfvrr.vity of A'ra,v llampxhin'
entertaining - buoyant - gregarious
"nl blithr hrarl rnakn a blooming mirage."
Theta Alpha, First Aid 23 G. A. A. 4, 3, 2, IQ Basket Ball 4,
gg Field Hockey 4, 3, 2,1
l 'ln Ihr Srrfvirr
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 29
. . . ASWEWEREIN1940 . . . .
. . . E X '43 . .
YVilliam Bean, Tilton .'1l'!lt1t'llIj',' Jean ne Chessman, Dean ,Jmflm1y,- Patricia
Claff, .Ym-flzfivlfl Seniinrzry: Robert Cushman, llvlliflllllll High: Priscilla Flanders,
ll'fynmufl1 High : Robert Heald, Df'n'fir'I1l .Jt'l1!l1'lll.l',' John Kapples, Craznuzfll
f'rr',f1r1r11lor'y,- John Hunter, .-lrlmirnl Hillzzrd ,Jfr11ir111r,' lohn Leonard, Prortor
,innlw1ly,' Fredric Klillet, llvlliflllflll High: Barbara Xloranu, Unk Grow Sffnzinnry:
Sally Xluther, Dayton, Ohio: Harvey Scranton, Holzlwvzess Srlmul: Cynthia Smith,
Hingham High: Dick Thomas, Tnhm' f1f!lllPlllj',' Bud Tweedy, Lennox .'ll'!l11l'lIlj' :
lfmerson VVallace. 1lvilIlll'f,h'II, Illinois: Nancy Cotchett, Hinghnm High: Albert
Hickey, lglley Forge fllilimry f1flIllI'lll-1' 5 Robert Horowitz, fillI1IlIH'!'v1' Hall Srhunl:
Bette Schaefer, Hrinzmvr fllny Srlzool: Janet Shaw, New IJFIKYIIIX, Louixirma.
Andrew Costa, from Quinry High: Charlotte Fitzpatrick, until JI1IlIl!ll'j',' William
Hebert, from Qninfy High, now in the Navy: VVilliam lngmanson, from lgI'l1ilIfI'l't'
High: Romaine Robinson, from Bosfon Girly' High Srlmol: VVilliam Spaulding, from
,idmiral liillnrfl .Jt'1l1If'll1j',' Alfred Staples, frnm Quinry High: Charles VValls, fron:
RnrHnnd High now in the army, Earle Yetman from l'1't'A1'Ill!IIlfl1 High. Post
Gr'ml1111Ir.r: lliriam Clark, hlargaret Karcher, Donald North, Stuart VVoodward.
. IN MEMORIAM .
BARBARA ABBIE RECORD
June X, 1925 -- January l, 1942
Page 30 . The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943
. . SENIOR MIDDLE CLASS . .
Fuklwik, .AI..XN, jk.
lML'l,l..xxr:, -In xr-1 Axm
SlI.Xl'lRU, Smxm' ll'iyg1in.f .Iir Sffmul
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 31
l'Rrzslmax'r Robert XV:1dc
Ylcla-PRHSIDIQNT . Brxrlmru Cunninghzuu
N1,KLX'xR'l'll uk, C'oNs'l'.x xcri
Nrcrn.-xL'r:R, ll,xRo1 o
W'High llonor Roll
Page 32 . . The BLACK and ORANGE 1943
. . FRESHMAN CLASS
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Flux: 1, Nmx.
Cox x'rn..xx, NORMAN
4CR.XNll.-XI,l,, C'rmRm'1"1 sz
Dm Ma, Doxun
Iinmoxns, .IHVI laksox
'lI,fxRmNr:, Mun' Lux
Klury L06 Harding
Rricmzn, M nu: x x
'flliglm llunur Roll
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Page 34 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
. . . . VARSITY FOOTBALL . . . .
High point of the 1942 season of Thayer Academy Football was a 19-12 victory
over Governor Dummer Academy. Because of wartime transportation difficulties.
our schedule of live games had to be cut to four, cancelling the game with Portsmouth
Priory School. The game that took us farthest from home was the battle with Tabor.
The boys enjoyed it very much and, in addition, were hospitably entertained by the
school. The team learned much from the splendid coaching of Leon Harvey and "Lone
Star" Dietz. Although we don't know what the coming season has in store, we ex-
tend best wishes for a victorious season to our next team, captained by Richard Clapp.
Those awarded the Varsity Letter included Co-Captains Jack Harding and Dave
Nelson, Archie Melville, Daggett Morse, Lee Barthold, Dick Thompson, William
Spaulding, john Spaulding, Donald North, John Spang, Harris Ullian, Lynwood
Sargent, Robert Kemp, Fred Aluisy, Roger Gookin, Roy Coleman, Williziin Hebert,
Walter Adams, George Moore, Bill Owen, Earl Yetman, Thomas Clark, Walter
Almeda, Richard Clapp, and William Barrows lhlanagerj.
The Junior Varsity Letter was awarded to Richard Pierce, Gordon Page,
Robert Vanelli, Paul Leahy, Robert Nlerrill, Charles Wason, Robert Wade, William
Bows, Francis Hyland, Fredric Winslow, Eddy Young, William Soule, Roger Nord-
blom, William Keefe, Leo Brault, Donald Lewis, Alfred Murphy, Donald Dinneen.
Robert Crowe, Weston Durant, Robert Luftman, Alfred Staples, and Charles
The scores were:
THAYER Acamemv o Mllfrox Acixmemv ........... I9
Timvsiz Ac.u11sM1' .. . . . 6 Tfisoa Aciumemv ...... . . . . . . I4
Tniwek TACADEMY . .. I9 Goveksox DUMMER ACADEMX' I2
Timrek Acausiviv c Moses BROWN ............. . I3
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . Page 35
. . . VARSITY BASEBALL . . .
The I9-12 'llhayer Academy Baseball Team was the lirst athletic team to he
affected hy wartime transportation difficulties. A good schedule of games was carried
out hut everyone was disappointed that the Tahor game, which has always heen
enjoyed hy team and supporters alike, had to he cancelled.
Although our practice season was seriously hampered hy had weather, the team
rolled up impressive scores, such as the 14-1 victory over Governor Dummer, once they
found their "batting eye."
Ahly coached hy Klr. Leon Harvey, our representatives on the diamond in-
cluded: Dick Thomas, Walter Sears, Bill Field, Wzllter Sorgi, Dominick Nista.
Bob Wade, Dick Fuller, Jack Kent, jim Clapp, Weston Durant, Jack Harding, Phil
Gahriel, and Bill Barrows.
The scores were:
VFIIAYI-IR Acam-:My AANDOVER ACADEMY ... ... I7
Tu.n'Ek Ac.-xDEMy BRAINTRI-IE H. S. .. 7
'ILIIAYER .ACADEMY Mu.1'oN ACADEMY .. . 8
'I'u.n'ER .ACAIII-flN1Y MosEs Bkowx .... . 3
'I'uax'ER Acaoi-:MY Qelxcy' H. S. .............. ir
'I'u.n'ER .ACADEMY lVlIDDI,IiSEX Scnooi. ........,. 8
'I'u.n'Ek Ac.yDE:MY fi0VERNOR DUMMER .ACADEMY . 1
Tuavuk .ACADEMY Nokru QUINCY H. S. ....... . 3
THAYER .ACADEMY lVlIl.'l'0N H. S. ............... 8
'I'n.n'ER Ac.-xDEMy NORTH Qulxcy H. S. .. . 1
'ILHAYER .ACADEIVIY HuN'riNo'roN Scnool. .. . 5
Tu.'n'rR AACAIIEMY Quxci' H. S. ....... . 5
Page 36 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
. . . . BASKETBALL . . .
Hats off to the Thayer Academy Basketball Teaml This group of players did
much to advance the name of our school along athletic lines. Under the guiding eye
of its coach, Leon Harvey, the team rolled up impressive scores over all its opponents
with the exception of Quincy High, which proved to he a little too strong. The high
point of the season was a 36-20 win over the Quincy Y. M. C. A. lntermediates.
Although a majority of the team will he graduated, come June. there will he five
stalwart men left who, we hope, will serve as a nucleus for another great team.
This year's membership included Charles Wason, Dick Thompson, Henry Har-
low, Bill Owen, Bob Wade, Fred Aluisy, Lynwood Sargent, Walter Almeda, Dick
Clapp, Gordon Page, Roger Cohen, Bob Kemp, and Lee Barthold.
The scores were :
THAYER ACADEMY' .. 39 BRAINWEE H. S. fzndsl 30
Tlmrek ACADEMY .. 37 BRAINTREE H. S. Qzndsj 23
THAYER Acnoieivn' .. .. I9 QUINCY H. S. .......,,.... . S3
Tnfwi-:R ACADEMY ,. 36 QUINCY Y.M.C'.A. iInt.h zo
THAYER Aciinmvn' ., 47 BRowNs ,wo Nxcuors .... .. 41
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 37
Under the splendid coaching of Chet Young, the Thayer Academy Tennis Team
played a stiff schedule of eight games. The scores, however, do not truly represent
the ambition of our boys who often took on teams out of their class. Hard at work
day after day, our boys acquired co-ordination of mind and muscle and showed
a do-or-die spirit.
The team included John Tinch, Bus Chandler, Jerrv Geisler, Fred Aluisv, Bob
Horowitz, Don Wales, Arnold Warshauer, and
The scores were:
Russ Christopher. i
o Moses BROVVN
THAYER ACAIJEMX' o Mmmesex ScHooi. .
THAx'i2R ACADEMY ... ... o TanoR ACAIIEMH' ...
THAi'i:R Acfmsmx' 2 NoR1'H Qomcx' HIGH
THAYER Acaosivn' . . . .. 4, NoR'rH Qumcx' HIGH
TH.'n'1eR Acansm' ,.. .. o Qoxxex' Him: ......
TH.n'r:R Acansmx' .. o Mnxrow ACLXDEMX' .. 9
THAYRR Acrmsmx' ....... .. 4, BRAiNTREE HIGH ......... 1
. . JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL . .
The 19-1-2 appeal for members for the Junior Varsity Baseball team produced
fifteen spirited boys, ready to take on any team. Encouraged by their capable coach,
lNIr. Maurice Seymour, the team put up a stiff opposition to teams which enjoyed the
opportunity of picking their ranks from much larger groups of applicants. The experi-
ence gained by our boys will prove invaluable as time goes on, especially when the call
goes out for varsity material. lllembers of this fine team included Cameron Baird,
Richard Thompson, Eddy Young, William Keefe, Robert Whitney, Sidney Lavine,
Joel Gordon, Ronald Sleeth, Charles Hartford, Roger Nordblom, Leslie Claridge,
Robert Clark, Robert Heald, Gordon Page, and William Delia.
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. INTRAMURAL . .
On returning to school in September, we found that an intramural sport program
had been introduced by the athletic departments. All students were required to elect
the sport of their choice. This program seemed appropriate in view of the demands
made by government authorities for improved health and physical fitness among the
high school students of the nation.
'Ilhe participants were divided into two teams, the Black and the Orange. The
results of each game were carefully recorded. After a close contest the Orange team
Came out on top.
Directors for this extensive program included Coach Leon Harvey and Xliss
Sylvia Gates, directors of boys' and girls' athletics, Grover Hanson, soccer: Ed
Doolittle, track, Harold Lewis, touch football: Paul Warburton, tennis: "Lone Star"
Dietz, football, Helen Seymour, girls, soccerg Klarion Hendrick, girls' soccer: and
Helen Hixon, assistant in hockey.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 39
. . G.A.A.BOARD . . .
l'Riasl1JifN'r . . , liarhara Cleaves
VICIS-PRESlDliX'I' . . . . Anne Downey
Rrscoaulxo SizcRi5'1',xRx' , . Mary Petersen
Coaaifsvoxulxo SEcRi2'1',xRY . Lorraine Gahfney
'l'ars.-tsvaisa . . .,... Jeanne Xloffatt
Assls'r,tN'r 'l'Rrf,xsL'Ri5a . . . Ifleanor Allen
'l'his fall when the new Intramural Program was introduced at 'llhayer the G. A.
A. hoard felt the need for reorganization. The point system was excluded and all
Cl. A. A. memhers were chosen hy vote of the hoard and Physical lfducation director.
A new constitution was drawn up and accepted hy the club.
llnder the new organization a hockey dinner was held in honor of Xliss Gates
who was leaving to teach in Ohio. After the Christmas holidays thirty new memhers
were initiated and later on a howling party was held in Quincy. ln the spring the
,girls are looking forward to a mountain trip.
NVQ- memhers of the G. A. A. hoard wish to thank all those who have helped
to make our year such a happy one and wish for the cluh many successful years ahead.
Page 40 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
. . FIELD HOCKEY . . .
Nearly all the junior and senior girls reported for hockey this fall. After many
hours of stick work and practice the first team was hostess to the Braintree High
School girls' hockey team. Rallied hy the support of many of the students and teachers,
the team played an excellent game. Later on in the season a return game was played
at Braintree High.
MflnllFf5 of Team
MARY PETERSEN, C.F.
AUIDREY' BARRETT, R. I.
BE'l'I'E FROST, R.VV.
ANNE DOWNEY, CART., L.I.
ANN SPRACUE, L.VV.
POLLY DOVVNEY, CH.
LORRAINE QQAFFNEY, R.H.
ELEANOR ALLEN, L.H.
BARBARA CLEAVES, R.F.
DIANE CAUSER, I..F.
CONNIE MACARTH UR
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Pa
GIRLS' ATHLETIC AWARDS .
Chenille T - 1500 points
Old English T - 1000 points TA -- 500 points
I'LlLll afternoon last spring found a faithful group of girls trying their skill 'xt
archers Towards the end of the season an archery tournament was held for those
girls having high scores for the daily practice. The results cf this tournament were
Barbara Cleaves 322
Shirley Leavitt 320
Jeanne lNIo1Tatt 314
Susan Ackerman 297
Jane Ruggles 280
Jean Allen 269
. . S O C C E R . . .
Soccer Awards - Fall 1942
I pper Classex Lower Classes
lylary Lee Harding
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. . . . BASKETBALL . . . .
After the Christmas holidays basketball practice started under the direction of Miss
Hixon, newly appointed director of Girls' Physical Education. Un February twenty-
sixth the interclass series started with Gym Class l facing Class ll and Gym Class
lll facing Class lV. From the heginning Classes l and IV took the lead. The final
gaine made Class IV victorious.
Members of the first team are:
Bxunaka Crmvris, Capt.
Aww: Dowxmy Capt.
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Page 44 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
THETA ALPHA .
l,RliSIDliNT lileanor Allen
Ylcls-PRi5slDicN1' r liarhara Spang
'l'Rii.AxsL'Rr2R Klary Petersen
SliCRl5'l'ARY , r Barbara Cleaves
AADVISERS . . , Miss Aldrich and Miss Osgood
All the Senior girls automatically heeome menihers of the Theta Alpha. The
cluh is organized to increase friendship among the girls, and to help the school in
whatever way possible.
Theta Alpha's activities are varied. This fall a tea was held after foothall
games for the memhers of the visiting team and their friends. Ar Christmas, food,
money, and toys were collected and sent to a needy family. The cluh conducted a
hook drive for Service men and collected over a hundred fine hooks. Co-operating
with the Hi-Y, the Theta Alpha helped with the establishment of the recreation room.
ln the spring, as usual, the cluh will present a style show and hold a mother-and-
The president and otlicers wish to express their sincere thanks to the faculty for
their splendid support of all the cluh's undertakings.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 45
. . . H I - Y C L U B ....
PREslmfNT ..,... . . , . . .......,. . , . John Harding
Vice-PRESIDENT . . .. Archie hlelville
SIQQRETARY , . .. William Harding
'l'RE.-xsuusa . .....,,,...... David Nelson
ADVISERS ., ..,. ..., ...... R I r. Seymour and Klr. Hardy
'l'his year, after electing officers and initiating new members, the boys immediately
plunged into their project, which was to do all they could to improve the new recrea-
tion room. Plans were made to give the floor another coat of paint and to put the
ping-pong table into usable condition. The Hi-Y and the G. A. A. worked together,
selling tickets to raise funds for some of the improvements. The "Rec Room" has
been a big success, enjoyed by all the students.
Because of transportation difficulties, the club was unable to hold supper meetings,
as done in the pastg but weekly meetings were held every Friday, during the activity
Through the efforts of lXIr. Hardy, the Hi-Y was able to get Klr. Brown to
speak to the students. He gave an interesting talk on his experiences in Rumania,
under the German rule and the Gestapo whip.
The members wish to thank both lllr. Hardy and Xlr. Seymour for their very
helpful advice throughout the year.
New members include:
Walter Almeda, Richard Clapp, lohn Day, Westtmn Durant Frank Foster,
Robert Harvey, Robert Kemp, Donald-Lewis, Daggett hlorse, Rodger Nordblom,
Charles Pillsbury, John Spang, John Spaulding, and Robert Wzltle.
Page 46 . . The BLACK and ORANGE 1943
. CHGRAL SOCIETY
The Choral Society this year took the form of a elulw of mixed voices. llemher-
ship was limited to students who had elected participation in the cluh as part of their
extra curriculum activities program. Early in the season two ofhcers were elected.
VVilliam Harding, President, and Harry Ditchett, Secretary. The group was ahly
directed by Hr. Lyman B. Owen, and was accompanied hy Hr. George E. Lane of
the faculty, and Harris Ullian, memher of Class ll.
For the annual Christmas Assemhly the Choral Group prepared two selections:
"Christmas, Christmas, Blessed, Blessed Day" ,... Drzimzurf'
'Al,o, How a Rose lf'er Bloominff' , . . . , . . . . . , . . Praerfn'i11.v
Since the Christmas vacation the group has worked on several shorter selections,
the heauty of which lies in simplicity. Among them are:
"joshua Fit Ile Battle Oh -lericon , , . , . Xryro Sfwirifzml
"C Tnward, Christian Soldiers" , Sir flrflzzzr' Sullifwn
'lStill As The Nightll . .,.. . , , , , . . . . Carl Holm
The song most enjoyed hy the group was the a cappella presentation of "lJrinl
'l o Kle Only With Thine Eyes".
The Cluh also took part in the spring performance of music and dramatic art
sponsored hy Class ll.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 47
VERSE SPEAKING CHOIR .
The work of the Verse Speaking Choir, under the skilled direction of Xlrs. Saul,
has heen especially interesting and varied this year.
ln our meetings, we have enjoyed
practicing selections read by former choirs and learning new pieces. The Choir per-
formed at the Christmas Assembly and has worked for the Spring Program.
Xleinhers this year were: Lois Bates, Dorothy
Clark, liarhara Cleaves, Charlotte Crandall, Janet
lloering, Anne Downey, Jacqueline Dykeman, Lois
loran, Katherine Hickey, Esther Kaplan, Dorothy
Levine, Jeanne Kloffatt, Elizabeth Parker, Klary P
Alba Seralinelli, Ann Sprague, Frances 'l'rinque.
Byrne, Jane Carpenter, Virginia
Crowe, June lJeLory. Marjorie
Ellgner, Sylvia Hall. Ann Hal-
' Lasker, Marjorie Lehan, Hya
etersen, June Rice, Xlary Rivers,
Page 48 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
'lihis year the band and the orchestra were combined into one group, under the
able leadership of Xlr. G. Stewart Smith.
"Piano Concerto, No. I" and the "Emperor Waltz" are only two of the varied
pieces that the orchestra has learned through faithful weekly rehearsals. The orchestra
has also prepared for the annual Spring Concert, and for the Commencement Exercises.
The members are:
1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . Page 49
CUM LAUDE SOCIETY
'l'h:iyer Chapter of the CVM LAUDE Society, which was grunted zi charter hy the
Nllfllllllll Urgzxnizzition, was estnhlished in IQXU. This is :in honor society in the
lezlding college prepzirzitory schools of the country, corresponding in :rims :md purposes
to the Phi Beta Kzlppzi Society in the colleges. Seniors eligible for memhership must
have been :it rl-llilyfl' at lezist two yezirs :md stzind in the upper fifth of their class.
The Chapter has the privilege of zmnonncingg the newly elected memhers for
I9-+2-1943: Lois lfllgner, Ifsther Kziplzin, Jezmne Kloffzitt, XVilli:im Semple, Ronald
Smyth, :md NI2lI'Sl12lll VVilkins.
Un xx'y1.'tlIlf'Sll1lj', the Twelfth of Hay, there will he at special Chzipel meeting to
honor those members of the Senior Class who have heen elected to the 'l'h:1yer Chap-
ter. 'lihe speaker will he YVillizim Roger Greeley, :1 prominent Boston architect.
lfollowing these exercises, 21 reception for the parents of these students will he held in
the school lihrztrv.
Page 50 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
. .. AERONAUTICS CLUB ...
This year an Aeronautics Club was started at Thayer Academy to study Elemen-
tary Aeronautics and model construction. The members are building plane models,
many of which are turning out very well. With lVIr. Harvey as director, the Club,
made up of some twenty odd members, meets every lwonday and Wednesday during
the activity period. The Club chose as its officers: President-John Hardingg Vice
President-David Nelsong Secretary-Ruthe Driver.
One of our past graduates, Leslie Claridge, '41, who is now in the R. C. A. F.,
told us of his experiences at Primary Training School and showed us some of his
This year the Club is just coming into its own, but next year we hope that it may
complete its organizaion and be able to follow the path planned for it.
.. .. SCRIBBLER9 CLUB .. ..
Although the activities of the Scribblers' Club were somewhat limited this year
because of other club and committee meetings, the gatherings that were held were
informal and as instructive as ever. Selections written bv the members were discussed
along with choice words and effective imagery. bliss Gemmel's expert guidance was
greatly appreciated by old and new members alike.
At one of our meetings we entertained Priscilla Hovey Wright, a Braintree
author. Refreshments followed a short talk by lflrs. Wright in which she gave invalu-
able advice to would be Writers.
This year the Scribblers' club included: William Barrows, Harry Ditchett, Anne
Downey, Ruthe Driver, Lois Ellgner, Elizabeth Frost, Lorraine Gaffney, Donald
Harter, Katherine Hickey, William Ingmanson, Esther Kaplan, William Keefe.
Jeanne lwoffatt, Mary Rivers, Ronald Smyth, and Marshall Wilkins.
. .. CAMERA CLUB ...
Rivalry this year has been keen between the two Camera Club Groups, and the
"best of the month" picture, has been shown on the Bulletin Board. The Thursday
group, headed by Mr. Trefrey, Was made up of about ten students.
Mr. Harvey: Norma Roeblad, Norman Peterson, Gordon Buckingham, William
Keefe, Marjorie Lehan, Robert Luftman, William Semple, Ruth Cahill.
Mr. Trefrey: Jane Bowe, lylarjorie Doering, Sylvia Hall, Earle Karcher, George
Moore, June Ann Mullaine, Marjorie Nelson, Virginia Orrall, Jane Ruggles, Corinne
Till, Frances Trinque, Robert Whitney, Frank Foster, Richard lNIcCusker, Rosemary
Crotty, Elliott Shinn.
. .. CHESS CLUB .. .
Establishing a "first" in Thayer's history was the formation, this year, of a
Thayer Chess Club. The club, organized bv Don Harter and Bill Semple, meets
every Friday afternoon in room l-A, where plenty of keen competition is encountered
The members, representing all of the classes, are: Bill Semple, Don Harter, John
Tinch, Archie lwelville, Stuart Woodward, Bill Wilkinson, Allen Frye, Nelson
Armitage, Elliott Shinn, Robert Crowe, Harold Neubauer, Chester Claff, Norman
Peterson, Donald Duke and Dick lIcCusker. lylr. Owen and Mr. Seymour also play.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 51
.. .THECHHMMRYCHB .. .
Under the supervision of Mr. Hall a group of chemical-minded students struggled
with ionization constants, cations, and anions, not to mention amphoteric hydroxides
and solubility products, sometimes referred to as Qualitative Analysis.
After a few sessions in the laboratory performing delicate manipulations with
test tubes, filters, and wash-bottles, the mysterious ways of chemistry began to unfold
for most of us, and Mr. Hall took pride in watching us change "unknowns" into
Members of the club were: Walter Almeda, Cameron Baird, Lee Barthold,
Frank Foster, William Ingmanson, Robert Jacobson, Gordon Page, Elliott Shinn,
John Spaulding, and Thomas Clark.
.. .. FRENCH CLUB .. ..
This year the members of the French Club, under the supervision of lyliss Aldrich,
have enjoyed French readings, games, and conversations. The club has supplemented
the regular French course by adding to its vocabulary, knowledge of French history
and literature, and knowledge of French grammar.
The members of the club are: Miriam Ward, Nelson Armitage, Ulric Blumen-
thal, Richard Clapp, John Harford, Alfred Murphy, Gordon Landess, Frederick
Randall, and Arnold Warshauer.
.. .FIRST AID ...
Every Klonday and Wednesday a group of seven students study first-aid under
the direction of Bliss Aldrich. A person walking into the class would probably see
anything from an arm sling to an improvised traction splint on an unfortunate victim.
The group has learned how to handle all kinds of emergencies. The members aff! Rita
Bardetti, Patricia Dugan, Virginia Frederick, Nancy Higgins, Barbara Lynde, Cor-
inne 'l'ill, Katharine Wetherbee, and Eddy Young.
. .. ART CLUB ...
An Art Club was established this year as a regular activity, and was held every
Friday, during the activity period. The class was small enough so that individual
attention could be given by lblrs. Louise Pennock. Short lectures on types of composi-
tion, color balancing, and methods of drawing were presented, informally, by lylrs.
Pennock at each class. lXIodels and still life groups were used to achieve better effects.
Members were: Audrey Barrett, lwarie Catania, Stanley Colon, lklarjorie Doe-
ring, Patricia Dugan, Bob Harvey, Shirlev Leavitt, Lois Leggett, Pauline McFarlane
Jane Neubauer, Dorothy Papani, Phyllis Papani, Priscilla Webster, and Katherine
... BOWLING CLUB ...
Competition was strong among the six bowling teams, which made up the club
of some twenty-four members. The teams were arranged according to the individual
averages so that, although the team averages were rather low, there was plenty of
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. . . . CALENDAR .
.rpm 24, 1942
The annual Senior Prom was held
this evening. Dr. and lNIrs. Southworth
headed the receiving line. Tom Beal's
orchestra furnished the music. The
dance was in the usual cabaret style.
lllny 7, 19-12
Mothers and friends of the Theta
Alpha enjoyed the afternoon's enter-
tainment and refreshments. Fashions
were modeled by the girls of the Theta
fm, 11, 1942
CUM LAUDE CHAPEL
The scripture reading was given by
Rev. Aaron Nleckel.
Dr. Vaughan Dabney, Dean of An-
dover-Newton Theological Seminary
was the speaker.
Robert Horowitz played two piano
Mr. George E. Lane announced the
new members of the Cum Laude So-
ciety. They were lylarilyn Bullock,
Evelyn lXIartha lX'IacNeill, and Jean
lllay 26, 1942
The winners of the Old Braintree
Essays were announced. They were:
First place, Archie Rlelvilleg second
place, Jeanne Moffatt. Honorable Men-
tion was awarded Ruthe Driver and
Prizes were awarded to lylarshall
Wilkins, composer, and Lois Ellgner,
lyric, for the Founder's Day Ode.
An Essay, "The Golden Age", was
read by Albert Hickey. Dr. Southworth
spoke on the education of Sylvanus
Thayer. Announcements were made of
Miss A1len's retirement and of Sam
Long's leaving for defense work. Dr.
Southworth gave a salute to the boys
in the service.
June 6, 1942
The United States Liberty Klarch
Academy Orchestra T. H. Losey
Reverend Aaron N. Kleckel
Dr. Boyd Edwards
STRING TRIO SERENADE lfizlor
Klarilyn Bullock, Piano
llargaret Karcher, l'iolin
Evelyn lXIacNeill, Cello
CONFERRING or DIl'LONIAS
HYMN-Children's Song Kipling
AW'ARDING OF PRIZES AND
The Cup Winner Xlarch T. Sererly
September 15, 1942
After the opening exercises Dr. South-
worth introduced llr. john W. Hard-
ing who greeted the students on behalf
of the Board of Trustees.
Uctober 10, 1942
COLUKIBUS DAY CHAPEL
Upperclassmen had charge of the ex-
ercises. Dean lXlerrill, Harry Ditchett,
Hya Levine, and June Delory read
selections from "The Admiral of Ocean
Seas" by Samuel Eliot Nlorrison.
N01'Pll1bPf 10, 19-1-2
ARMISTICE DAY CHAPEL
After the regular opening exercises
the Governor's proclamation was read
by Dr. Southworth who also introduced
the speaker, Waitstill Sharp. lN'Ir. Sharp
gave an interesting talk on some of his
experiences among the European refu-
gees. Then Dr. Southworth read the
Roll Call of the first World War Dead.
Taps were sounded.
1943 . . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . . Page 53
Thayer Academy had the privilege of
hearing lllr. Hoyt Palmer, Secretary of
the National Preparatory Schools, who
spoke on education.
Derember 18, 1942
Following the processional and the
opening exercises, the Verse Speaking
Choir read four selections. The Glee
Club, directed by lllr. Owen, sang two
Christmas pieces preceding the introduc-
tion of the Reverend Anders Lunde,
who delivered the Christmas lllessage.
Then William Soule, assisted by the
Glee Club, sang "Silent Night". Chapel
closed with the benediction and reces-
January 15, 19-1-3
The Scribblers' Club enjoyed an in-
formal talk given by Priscilla Hovey
Wright, author. lblembers of the Club
and Faculty were present, and refresh-
ments were served.
January 18, 1943
Thayer Academy was interested by a
talk by Dr. Glenn Clark who was intro-
duced by the Reverend Aaron N.
Meckel. Dr. Clark spoke on "How to
February 12, 19-1-3
The regular opening exercises were
followed by an inspiring address by Dr.
Southworth on the life of Abraham
February 19, 19-1-3
To commemorate Washington's
Birthday, Dr. Southworth spoke briefly
about the Father of Our Country.
Afterwards, lllr. Harvey gave out the
February 23, 1943
Mr. James Brown honored Thayer
with a talk on his experiences in Rou-
mania as Director of the Y. 111. C. A.
in that country.
The story of his escape both interested
and thrilled his audience.
February 26, 19-1-3
This year, instead of writing Lincoln
Essays, the Sophomore Class wrote dis-
cussions on current and post-war prob-
lems. Rosemary Crotty and Lois Leg-
gett, who were awarded first and second
prize, respectively, read their essays.
Honorable llflention went to Pauline
Downey, Harold Fuller, Jeanne Var-
ney, and Nancy Higgins.
Dr. Southworth announced that Ern-
est MacDonald has been reported miss-
ing in action.
Ilflarch 8, 1943
Thayer enjoyed hearing an inspiring
talk by Cameron Beck, former Person-
nel Director of the New York Stock
Exchange. lWr. Beck spoke on "What
kind of trade mark are you making for
March 9, 1943
The Boston Herald-Traveler invited
Lois Ellgner, Robert Jacobson, Jeanne
Moffatt, Ronald Smyth, and Marshall
Wilkins to select and review books for
their weekly "Of Books and Victory"
program over station WEEI. By popu-
lar vote of the Senior English classes,
Jeanne lWoffatt's review of Ernestine
Hill's "Australian Frontier" was
awarded first prize. The broadcast of
her review was accompanied by a tri-
bute to General Thayer by Lois Ellgner,
Zllarch 12, 19-1-3
The results of the Cum Laude election
were announced by Dr. Southworth
who also congratulated the winners.
Cum Laude members were: Lois Ellg-
ner, Esther Kaplan, Ronald Smyth,
William Semple, and lklarshall Wilk-
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. ALUMNI NOTES .
. CLASS OF 1942 .
As of starch 1, 1943
Cynthia Allen, Boston University
Jean Allen, Katherine Gibbs
Dorothy Atkins, Simmons
Northeastern Air Lines
Andrew Bardetti, Army
Thomas Beal, Harvard
John Blackwell, Cornell
lblarilyn Bullock, lVellesley
Whitman Chandler, Bowdoin,
Russell Christopher, Navy
James Churchill, Navy
James Clapp, Harvard
hliriam Clark, Thayer
Amoret Cowan, Hollins
William Delia, Harvard
Fern Farquhar, Bates
llflarjorie Fearing, lllt. Holyoke
William Field, Dartmouth
Florence Gardner, Pembroke
James Gardner, Army Parachute
Jerry Geisler, Bowdoin
Irving Granofsky, Babson
Everett Grossman, Harvard
Harold Gullicksen, Fore River
Patricia Halloran, Emmanuel
Hope Hansen, Simmons
Stoness Harford, Northeastern
Vincent Harper, Army
Florence Hendrick, Ohio
Herbert Hokanson, Pforhing at
lll. I. T.
Emily Holbrook, Colby
Enid Hollidge, Simmons
Alan Jaspon, lfforking
Allan Jones, lffilliams College attend-
ing Naval pre-flight training school
lklargaret Karcher, Thayer
Elizabeth Lewis, Chamberlayne
Louise Lynde, New Hampshire
William hlacdonald, Holy Cross
Charles llacGregor, Army
Evelyn lIacNeill, Houghton
Elizabeth lklann, St. Lawrence
David Nlanter, Bowdoin
Elizabeth Nloreton, lllt. Holyoke
Donald North, Army Air Corps
John OlNeil, lllerrhant lklarine
Barbara Perry, Laselle
Jean Presbrey, Swarthmore
Fred Rollins, Army
Ada Runyon, Boston University
George Scheele, Army
Walter Sears, Harvard
Phyllis Slater, Colby Junior
Ronald Sleeth, Army Air Corps
Donald Soule, Coast Guard
Charna Stone, Pffellesley
Edith Storm, Colby Junior
Cynthia Terry, Conneetieut
Donald Thomas, Northeastern
Carl Tisch, Harvard
Eben Townes, Navy
Helen Vinal, Dana Hall
Donald Wales, Dartmouth
Ralph Ward, Navy
Rosalind Wexler, Pembroke
Richard Wildes, New Hampshire
Harry Williams, Coast Guard
Stuart Woodward, Thayer
Charles Hartford, Air Forte
Edith Jones, Bates
John lVIcAuliHe, Holy Cross
Dominick Nista, Colby, Army
George Chandler, Air Corps
Leslie Claridge, R. C. A. F.
John French, Harvard
Theodore Gullicksen, Navy
Lavinia Hutchinson, Horne
John Kendall, Navy
Robert Libertine, Army
Phyllis Smyth, Bethlehem-flingham
Robert Whittier, Air Force
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 55
... ENGAGEMENTS ...
ENSIGN PETER PRUDDEN, U.S.N.R.,
'37 to CONSTANCE THURBER of
Nashua, N. H.
FRANK CHESTER RIANN '40 to MAR-
THA 'IJREML of Turners Falls.
RIARGARET NOLTE '38 to HOWARD
SHEARER, JR., Ex '38 of Norwell.
EDNA LONG '41 to LT. NVILLIAM
CANDY, U.S.A.A.C. of Braintree.
SHIRLEY SARGENT '39 to IJAVZD T.
RAMSEY of Wollaston.
CHARLOTTE 'l'ARLow '41 to LT. DAVID
RUBIN of Brockton.
CAROLYN CARTER '41 to GoRDoN
CLARK '40, U.S.N.R.
RIARGARETTE NATHAN '40 to LT.
WILLIAM J. WALKER of Norwell.
LAVINIA HUTCHINSON '41 to NORMAN
BARBARA RICGOLDRICK '39 to ENSIGN
GERALD A. FULKAN, U.S.N.R.
CHARLOTTE FITZPATRICK Ex '43 to
ENSIGN JAMES QUEENEY '39 of
HELEN PROUTY Ex '35 to WILLIAM
M. WHITTEN of Marshfield.
lx'IARY HoovER '40 to JOHN BASTEY
. .. MARRIAGES ...
SHIRLEY DIEM '38 to RICHARD FAIR-
CHILDS of Detroit.
RIARGARET TILL '38 to ARTHUR
CHAMBERS, JR., U.S.N.R., of New
LOUISE BRowN '37 to PAUL JENNINGS
of Schenectady, N. Y.
LT. HERBIANN W. Wll.L1AMS '27 to
ALICE FARLEY of New York.
ENSIGN FORD B. CLEAVES '28 to
PAULINE CRIETZ of Philadelphia.
ll'1ARY NIELVILLE '40 to ARMAND
ZILDJIAN, Ex '39
HARRIET SANDERS '33 to LT. WILLIAM
C. ABHAINI, U. S. N. of Baltimore,
lxIARY H. WORTHEN Ex '38 to FRANK
DUGGAN of Lowell.
LT. IJEREK BOVINGDON '36, U.S.A., to
HARRIET N. SARGENT '38 to FLOYD L.
FITTS of Worcester.
PRISCILLA DAMoN '39 to CHARLES
REED of Winchester.
.. GOLD STARS.
Chaplain Ernest lWacDonald, '32
Lt. Albert Tweedy, '38
Lt. Derek Bovingdon, '36
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SALMAGUNDI OF 1943
Thursday afternoon, April 15 Friday evening, April 16
The Star Spangled Banner
Greetings from the Headmaster
Spirit of America, lN'Iarch George Underwood, Jr.
Emperor Waltz J. Strauss
Themes from Piano Concerto No. 1 Tsehaikowshy
Scarlet and Gray, lwarch C. P. Herfurth
G. Stewart Smith-Condueior
Hebridean Sea Prayer
Uphill Christina Rossetti
The Listeners hlfalter De la lllare
THE VERSE SPEAKING CHOIR
Louise E. Saul-Leader
Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jerico Negro Spiritual
Still as the Night Silvio, Bohm
Onward, Christian Soldiers Boring-Gould, Sullivan
THE GLEE CLUB
Lyman B. Owen-Leader
The Bells--Selection E. J. Poe
Pioneers! O Pioneers! lfValt Hfhitman
The Lepanto-Selection G. K. Chesterton
Milton Abbas Rhyme from Dorset
THE' VERSE SPEAKING CHOIR
Star Dust Parish, Carmichael
Drink to Nfe Only with Thine Eyes Ben Jonson, Old English dir
Soloist-June Anne lllullane
THE GLEE CLUB
The Trysting Place Booth 'Parkington
The People as they rome into the play:
Mrs. Curtis Anne Downey
Lancelot Briggs Robert B. Clark
lVIrs. Briggs Phyllis Allen
Jessie Briggs Lorraine Gaffney
Rupert Smith Alan W. Furber, Jr.
lklr. Ingoldsby Gordon H. Landess
The Mysterious Voice Richard Clapp
The Scene-A fashionable country hotel
The Time-A summer afternoon
Produriion Committee-Barbara Etelman, Charles Pillsbury, Weston Durant, Robert
Whitney, Francis Hyland, Nelson Armitage, Barbara Fowler.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 57
. . . PRIZE AWARDS, JUNE, 1942 .
Virgil-Esther Althea Kaplan
Claxs lf'-Lois C. Leggett
Honorable flleniionz Chester E. Claff, Jr., Rosemary C. Crotty,
Barbara A. Cunningham, Pauline Downey, Nancy W. Dunn,
Rodger P. Nordblom, William Soule, Doris RI. VVelch.
SHORT STORY PRIZE
Ronald L. Smyth
lst prize-Archie Y. Klelville
2111! prize-Jeanne L. llloffatt
Honorable Zllenlionr Ruthe Driver, Robert Jacobson
Kenneth ll. Bishop
Honorable fllention: Ruth Karjalainen, Barbara Etelman
HARVARD CLUB PRIZE
Ronald L. Smyth
. SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZE AWARDS .
CLASS OF 1942
SEWVALL SCHOLARSHIP .......,........,,....... .... ll Iarilyn Bullock
RENSSELAER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRIZE . . . . . , John Blackwell
FRENCH PRIZE .I,I..,..,..I.,,,.., . Evelyn lVIacNeill
FITKIN PRIZE . I . .... Nlarilyn Bullock
POETRY PRIZE ..., ..,. ,,,4, A d a Runyon
SERVICE PRIZE ......,...,....... ,,,, D Onald Wales
WASHINGTON FRANKLIN MEDAL ,. . .... Marilyn Bullock
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Dear Alenibers of the Class of '43:
It has been a pleasure through your years at Thayer to watch your growth and
development from Freshmen to Seniors.
Now, a new and untried way lies ahead of you. It seems beset with many un-
certainties and perils, and what shall I wish for you? I do not wish you courage, for
that you already have-it is an attribute of youth. What I wish for you is the power to
discern the verities of life and, having made the right choice, the strength of will to
keep true to your convictions.
LUCY EDNA ALLEN
Your note, asking that I write something for the yearbook, has the terrifying
implication that my separation from Thayer Academy has somehow lifted me into
another realm from which I can write words of great wisdom. This is far from the
case- in fact if I were to write back some message to the students at Thayer which
could be based on my work in the Navy-it would be a conviction, stronger than ever
before, that some of the ideals I tried to instill in my pupils are still fundamentally
soundg namely, to think straight, to learn to express your ideas in speech or writing so
clearly that not only are you sure to be understood but you can not possibly be mis-
understood, and finally to remember that mastery of any hard subject does require
hard work, but the results are worth the effort, whereas the easy subject may not be
worth even the lesser effort.
CExcerpt from Letterj
EDMUND RUGNAN JOHNSON
To my frienfls at Thayer:
It still doesn't seem possible that I am not a part of all those grand persons on the
Thayer faculty. I enjoyed my life at Thayer so much that I do want to take this
opportunity to send my greetings to everyone, especially to all the girls that I have
had in my classes and on the playing fields.
I now find myself in a town on Lake Erie, seventy miles east of Cleveland.
Conneaut is the largest shipping harbor on the Great Lakesg we are looking forward
to March fifteenth when they break the ice for the first boat to come through. The
people have been most cordial but I think were a little disappointed that I don't talk
with more of a New England accent. My days at school are busy ones, and I enjoy
living in a new section of the country.
SYLVIA W. GATES
Congratulations to the Class of 1943. You have done a fine job in a hard year.
1 feel almost as though I were a member of the graduating class, too, for we were
"freshmen" at Thayer together in September, 1939. In the difficult but exciting times
ahead, good fortune. Keep one little corner of your minds for Thayer people and
things, and wherever the tide of events may sweep you, it will give you pleasure.
Good luck and best wishes!
ROBERT PHILLIPS LANE
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. PRIZE SHORT STORY
It was hot in the swamp, hot and sweltering. Swarms of unseen insects hummed
and whined in the still air. The sun beat down in merciless rays. Heat waves ob-
scured the vision, and over it all hung a deathly hush.
A figure lay huddled under a large nondescript bush that partially concealed it
from the probing rays of the sun. Now and then it would stir, only to freeze into
immobility at the slightest sound.
The sun sank slowly behind the tangle of trees that formed the impenetrable
center of the swamp, as the lengthening and deepening shadows spread a foreboding
gloom. Now and then, the scream of a hunting panther or the hoot of a lonely owl
drifted through the silent dusk.
lt was not until the moon idled above the treetops, that the waiting figure bestirred
itself. Slowly, ever so slowly, it rose, first to its knees, and then, awkwardly, to its
feet. An involuntary gasp of pain escaped its lips as cramped muscles were put into
play. A nearby cypress shadowed the intruder as it stood motionless, listening. Then,
slowly, it began to move out into the moonlight, a girl, a young Negress, tall and lithe.
As she moved along an obscure path, she constantly threw fearful glances over her
shapely shoulder. She moved silently, like a wild thing, and held her head cocked
in a peculiar listening position. Once, she shied like a nervous colt as a small denizen
of the swamp scurried across her path.
But whom was she fleeing, and why? Why had she lain-but bark! From
somewhere behind her came a long mournful howl. What did it mean? But she had
started to run now, prompted by the sound behind her. Dogs! They had come upon
her scent. Sobbing with fear and lack of breath she stumbled on, tripping over roots
concealed by the surrounding shadows. Once She splashed through a small tumbling
stream that soothed and cooled her bare, aching feet.
Abruptly, a comforting beam of light pierced the surrounding tangle, beckoning her
on. Heading toward it, she continued in her headlong Hight, like a Hitting wraith,
dodging from shadow to shadow. Spurred on by the howls that seemed to grope
blindly through the moonlight behind her, she at last burst gasping and sobbing into
a littered clearing. The light was filtering through a large crack in the wall of an
ill-used shack on the other side of the clearing. The fugitive stumbled up to the very
door, and, finding no support, fell up against it. The flimsily-latched door flew open,
and the girl was deposited unceremoniously on the floor of the cabin. An old colored
woman sitting in front of a feeble blaze, leaped to her feet and whirled to face the
"Who's there?" she quavered. Then, noticing the heaving form on the floor,
she hurried over to kneel beside it. Seeing that she was a mere girl, she helped her to
her feet and half carried, half led her to the comforting warmth of the fire. Together,
they sank to sitting positions, the older woman with her arm encircled protectingly
about the sobbing girl's shoulders. Softly the old woman bummed a lullaby, till the
sobbing slackened and ceased. For a moment they sat there staring wordlessly into the
fire. Then, gently the old woman asked, "What's th' mattuh, honey? Why wuz you
runnin' from dogs?"
At the sound of her voice, the girl started guiltily, then relaxed. At first it
seemed the girl would not answer. Then, tonelessly, she began to talk.
"Dey's after me. Dey got dogs. Dey been searchin' for me all day!" She turned
terrified eyes to her hostess. "You mustn't let 'em get me. You gotta hide me! Please!"
"But what did you do, honey?"
The girl returned her eyes to the fire.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 61
"I killed a man. A white man", she added for clarification.
She plunged on before the other could interrupt.
"I didn't mean to do itl He made me!" She again fell silent.
"Who, chile?" prodded her benefactress.
The girl took a deep breath.
"lNIistuh Crockett. I work at his place as maid. When he come in last night,
he was drunk, awful drunk. I seen him like that before, but nevuh so-so bad. I was
in the kitchen fixin' me a bite before I was to go up to bed. I live in a room in the
attic," she added unnecessarily.
"I heard him come in, but I didn't pay much attention cuz he almos' allus drunk
when he come in, ev'nin's. Sides, his wife nevuh mentions it, so I figgered he was
harmless. Harmlessf' She gave a short laugh and continued.
"I hear him come into th' kitchen where I was working. I was kinda late cleanin'
up, else I nevah would'a seen him. l had my back to him on account I was leanin'
ovah the sink. I nevuh heard him come up to me, and th, first thing I knows, he grabs
me and starts kissin' me. He was horrible drunk. Smelled as if he spilled a whole
bottle of gin on his coat.
"Well, he grabs me like I say, th' dirty-I" She was interrupted by the omni-
present howl, much clearer this time. She blanched, and continued hurriedly.
"I fought like everythin' cuz I was afraid his wife would come down an' find
us an' then I'd lose my job. I finally got free and grabs up a knife an' points it at
him, an' sez, 'Go way, hir. Crockett, cuz I don' wanna play', but he jes laffs an' sez,
'You would'n hur' me, Beshy, I love yuh.' Nen he makes a grab for me. I slashed
at him with th' knife an' den dere's blood all ovuh, an' he lying on th' flo' with his
face all covered with blood and he's makin' funny bubblin' noises in his throat, den
he kinda shivers and den he lies awful still, an' I knows I'se kilt him, an his wife comes
in an sees us an she screams and I run out the back do' an' hide in th' swamp all day.
'Nen when th' moon comes up, I stahted back, but they bin cold-trailin' me all day
an' now they got my trail an' if they catches me, I gotta go back to hang, so you gotta
hide me, cuz if you don't, I gotta go back inter th' swamp an this time I-aint-comin'-
The dogs' voices were much louder now, and the trembling girl could hear the
men calling to one another. Frantically, the young negress cast about the cabin for
some type of hiding place, however small. But there was none. Not even so much
as a cupboard. By now the men's voices were very clear, so, with a last trapped glance
around, the fugitive ran out into the night.
She back-tracked for a few yards, and then cut sharply into the underbrush. The
men's voices died behind her, and soon she was in silence, broken only by her crashing
progress through the undergrowth. Abruptly, she broke into a clearing, and stopped
short. Before her spread an expanse of wet sand, gleaming in the moonlight. Behind
her, the dogs' voices were again raised in excitement. A large buck, roused out of his
bed by the approaching clamor, trotted out of the bushes, paused, regarded her in-
differently, and then, without hesitation, trotted out onto that treacherous bog. The
negress winced, expecting to see him be sucked in by the quicksand, for that was what
it was. It was the famed Murphy quicksand bed, known throughout the state as hav-
ing claimed many known victims, and probably thousands that will never be known.
But the buck hopped blithely from spot to spot till he, with a derisive glance over his
shoulder, was safely on the other side. He looked at her as if it say, "Come on, what's
keeping you ?" and then bounded off into the safety of the brush. It was then that
she noticed spots of firm ground interspersed throughout the mire so, with heart in
mouth, she followed the buck's example. Twice her foot slipped into the sandg once
a piece of ground sank beneath her, causing her to leap wildly for the next spot. She
reached firm ground, and turned in time to see the dogs, four brutish mongrels, crash
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through from the other side. Sighting their quarry, they, as one, leaped at her. How-
ever, they were not so fortunate as the buck, and they were dragged to the murky
depths before their masters arrived on the scene.
The girl was standing in the shadow of a sheltering cypress, when the men burst
into Sight, so she was not noticed. Their resultant conversation carried clearly to the
"My Aunt Hannah! Murphy'sl"
"Boy, d'ya think she got through it?"
"Don't be dumb. How could she? Nothing could get across that."
"Yeh, guess you're right."
"Let's go back. This place gets me."
With that, the men slowly returned the way they had come.
The girl watched them out of sight with bated breath. Free. She was free. Ex-
ultant, she turned and started off along a faint trail leading into the brush.
The men had not been gone long, when one of them gave a whoop to an old fel-
low just emerging from the undergrowth. After an exchange of greetings, they asked
where he had been.
"Well, fellers, y'know the path on the other side of lVIurphy's? The faint one
that goes through the bushes? Well, sir, I figgered out a way to catch old 'Nero', that
panther that's been raisin' so much heck with our livestock. A little way in from the
bushes in the path, I've just dug a fifteen-foot pit, with sharpened stakes on the bottom
pointing up 'bout a foot and a half. Well, sir, l've covered that pitfall up so good not
even a panther'd know there wan anythin' there but good solid ground. But boy,
when he steps on that coverin', whaml I got him. I tell you it can't fail. Nothing
alive could fall fifteen feet, get impaled on them stakes, and live. Not-l" Here
he was interrupted by a horrible rasping scream that echoed throughout the silent
swamp. The old fellow cackled merrily.
"Heh, heh, heh, l knowed l'd get 'iml" And when one of the men suggested
going to get the quarry, he said "Don't need tuh. Heh, heh! l'll get him this after-
noon. He won't get away. Not fulla holes, he won't. No, sir! Plfhatewr is in that
trap is good and dead! Heh, heh. heh, heh, heh!"
The other men congratulated him, and one suggested a drink when they got to
town. They were surprised to learn, at the tavern, that Nero had been shot the night
before and was even now hanging. up at Ed Barton's place.
Alan Furber, fr., '44
A celestial parasol,
Of purple pansy hue.
The stars like fireflies,
On a Japanese print.
Dorothy Frizzell, '46
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 63
AS SEEN IN A PUDDLE
White clouds skiding across a blue sky,
Trees still dripping their new spring dye,
Swallows driving in and out of sight.
After the rain-the world scrubbed bright.
Into the picture, a tiny face appears,
The face of a child as she leans and peers
At the small piece of world mirrored in the pool.
To the picture she smiles-and is off for school.
The breeze sways the branches of the overhanging trees,
The reflection trembles as tremble the leaves.
And the blue and the white and the green-just dry-
Are blown from the puddle back into the sky.
R. E. D., '43
I am lying very still,
Snug in my cocoon of pain.
It is purple velvet,
Wrapt close to stifle me.
Far off, I hear the children,
joyous in the sunshineg
But I am quiet,
Waiting 'til swift silver fingers
Tear away my shroud,
And I am free once more.
J. L. M. '43
RAIN ON THE SEA
When the waves break high on the shore,
And the wind blows hard from the east,
I think of the men way out on the sea
In the cold and the wind and the rain.
And I see their faces all weathered brown
And their eyes that pierce so deep,
And I know what they feel out there in their smacks-
A nearness of God and their own first love-the sea.
For I on the shore can feel it, too-
That presence of an omnipotent hand,
That holds the wind that holds the waves
That toss the boats on the sea.
R. E. D., '43
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A band of grey-garbed women,
Huddled together for protection,
CLaden down with
The implements to make War,
The implements to repair war's ravagesj
Limp up to the shore
To deposit their burden,
And return for more.
Lois Ellgner, '43
THE TRAGIC COMICS
lt has often been said, "Childhood days are the happiest." That saying must,
however, have originated before the modern "funny papers" reached their present
state. How ironical is this cognomen, "funny papers". lf the humor of the small
minority of "comic" strips which are really humorous is compared with the abounding
tragedy of the great majority, the result is impressive. We have our American news-
papers to thank for this. ln spite of the horror, fear, and sadness, or maybe because of
it, strange as it may be, the American child of today devours each drawing, each mur-
der, each word with increasing avidity.
Take for example "Dick Tracy", the great detective. At present he is involved
in tracking down a man who seems to have murdered his father while preparing
deadly poisonous gases for sabotage. His "boss" is a terrible-looking creature by the
name of Boche. This episode has been started when Junior, while sleeping in a hay-
stack, goodness knows why, suddenly senses a bloody hand grasping his leg in a deadly
clutch. All, of course, is very realistic. We would naturally expect bloody hands in
deserted barns, or if we had not up until now, we shall be sure to have fear of it in
the future, thanks to Dick Tracy. Of course, there is always a happy endingg justice
and right always overcome crime, but that is the uninteresing part. The interest of
our American youth is centered upon the crime and bloody murder. More satisfaction
appears to arise when the criminal escapes, than when he is caught.
Then too, to satisfy those precious youngsters who like to feel independent and
domineering, we have "Little Orphan Annieu, truly a miracle child. Of course, in
the past ten years, the period of my acquaintance with her, she has not grown an eighth
of an inch, nor has she worn a different dress, and she is still surviving all sorts of
scourges, accidents, kidnappers, and similar "happy" encounters. Right now she is
revolutionizing the nation with her "Junior Commandosu.
So far the real HJ. C's" have not attempted actually to copy her actions. Heaven
help us if they do! 1 certainly do not look forward to the day when l shall meet a nice
little girl who can, without a moment's hesitation, knock out ten of the tough boys,
two with her feet, three with her fists, four with a fence picket Cwhich loosens miracu-
lously at her touchl and the rest by the general commotion. A sweet child!
There are those strips, also, in which the tragic note does not prevail, but which,
nevertheless, obviously lack humor in any true sense of the word. Among these, the
most oustanding is "Terry and the Pirates", truly a masterpiece. This absorbing
strip caters to the older, more emotional and romantic youth. No murders, no fighting
is found here, but instead, sweet, syrupy, romantic heroism. The drawings abound in
beautiful women and handsome men, appealing to certain types of readers. Of all the
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 65
cartoonists that of "Terry and the Pirates" is the only true artist, but how many of
his gasping, throbbing readers appreciate this?
l must confess, however, that the first page to which I turn in the newspapers is
invariably the comic page.
Esther Kaplan, '43
THE EXAMINATION PERIOD
The air is tense! The hum of voices fills the room like so many angry hornets.
Suddenly, an expectant hush fills the room as a dignified personage crosses the thresh-
old. With firm and martial steps he strides to his desk, master of all he surveys, for
he is a teacher, and it is examination time. All is deathly silence now as papers are
passed around the class room. Each pupil, once a happy, carefree youth, receives his
paper and, with an air of signing his own death warrant, he puts down his name and
class and begins the test.
Some faces reflect an attitude of grim foreboding, while hysteria claims many
more victims who are in the toils of mental anarchy, from which there is no escape.
A typical pupil's thoughts at this stage of the test are interesting, though perhaps
alarming. One thinks the whole test is preposterous, while another is already forming
explanations for unprepared parents, who, it
as a personal insult. Suicide is contemplated
is wondering how to explain the new mark he
The next trend of thought is resentment,
toward teachers in general, and the specimen
seems, take any mark lower than a lll
by one unfortunate, while still another
will receive, a VI, to the home front.
closely followed by a homicidal yearning
of the species down front in particular.
However, no one need worry, for these thoughts are easily forgotten when, and if,
the test is passed.
But now the test is over, the bell rings, and the victims file out, with an outward
air of confidence, and an inward feeling of sheer horror. Some pupils assume an air of
bravado now, but these are the ones who most surely fail, and we let them strut while
they may, for the day of reckoning is near.
From this description one might think, come report card time, that the red ink
is going to How in rivers, and surprisingly enough, this is sometimes true. However,
at the risk of being called a rumor-monger, l wish to point out that, in some few
instances, courses have been passed, and honors attained, and diplomas given, absurd as
it may sound to some, myself included.
Nelson Jrn1itr1ge, '44
You fascinate men
With your untamed beauty.
Perhaps that is why they cannot stop
Till they have quenched you, spirit of Fire
ll-Iade you broken, one of the herd.
Lois Ellgner, '43
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With a start I awoke! What was it, that eerie wail that had jolted me out of my
peaceful slumber? Sitting bolt upright, hearing nothing but the palpitating of my
heart, I peered into the shadows. My eyes, unused to the darkness, could discern
nothing at first. Gradually I was able to make out the dark forms of the furniture
against the paler walls. What horror might be lurking out there enveloped in the
blackness! I waited, terror-stricken at the thought of what I might see, yet unable
to close my eyes. Some horrible fascination forced my gaze to remain on the corner
where huddled a livid object. With the wisdom of my years, I knew that ghosts did
not exist: but could I be sure? Could I?
I sat there, shivering with cold and fear, every muscle tense. To my straining
ears came only the sound of wind and rain, and the dismal ticking of the clock down-
stairs. I had not noticed this before, but now it seemed to obscure all other sounds.
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock! Slow, heavy, rhythmic, like the steps of a
ghost. Tick, tock! Tick, tock!
Shrill, blood-curdling, chilling, came the awful sound again! For an instant I was
petrified with fear, but after a second or two I regained control of my limbs and dived
beneath the covers-head and all. Lying there, trembling, with my throat constricted
with fear, I waited for the feeling of cold, murderous hands that I was sure would
soon follow. I lay awake for the rest of that fearful night, listening to the howling of
the wind, the drumming of the rain, and the mysterious creaking of the house.
The morning was cold, gray, and cheerless, but it was a welcome sight for me.
I am not ashamed to say it. After all, the night can be rather terrifying when you are
only six years old!
Lois Leggett, '45
You are living for freedom, yet you're ready to die
Fighting for our country-up there in the sky.
Like an eagle, you zoom
Over snow-capped peaks and painted deserts,
Above blue mountains and canyons where gray waters windg
O'er tangled swamps and dreaded jungles, where wild beasts congregateg
Above the wind-lashed ocean, and the white-capped sea.
You fly by sun or starlight, through static, ice, and rain.
Always poised for swift action, ready to strike at the foe.
You watch our islands, guard our shores,
And soar over horizons to distant lands.
Oh! There must be solitude in an airplane
Where a man can commune with God.
He may curse his follies and ease his heartache
Through this lonesome high patrol.
Illarjorie B. Bishop, '43
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 67
You want me to write, and yet
What can I say?
How can I cast away,
As if a worn-out cloak,
These long years
I can speak of associations
Common to us both, and yet
It will not explain
Our closeness of mind and spirit.
Our time is upg we must go
The separate ways of an adult world.
But I will remember,
Deep down in the stillness of my heart.
J. L. JU., '43
BRIDGTON'S SPORTSMAN'S EXCHANGE
The Sportsman's Exchange is just what its name implies. llly first association
with it was when l was ten years old. One fine summer morning I proudly marched
in with my hard-earned dollar and fifteen cents, to buy my first fishing license from
Edward J. Smith, the proprietor. QI save a great deal by not buying fishing licenses
anymore.J Ever since then, however, that store has acted as a magnet upon me.
The store itself has two show windows. The left window is filled with rifles, glit-
tering salmon spoons, and folding canvas camp stools. The right window contains a
few second-hand outboards, some nineteen-twenty-three sun goggles, and a badminton
set. Inside at right angles to the show windows are counters. The left counter begins
with fish-nets, and holds everything from Hies, worm boxes, and jackknives to spoons
and flashlights. It is here that I spend long half-hours gazing at all this and dreaming
fish stories impossible anywhere except in my imagination. The right counter used to
be a bar, a very prosperous place on Saturday nights. But now it has been converted
into a rack for displaying outboard motors. ln the center of the store some kind of
portable light canoe or boat is always shown. All around the room mounted on the
walls are deer, moose, and bear heads, fish and pelts. For each one there is a story,
usually altered or exaggerated to suit the narrator's taste.
"Ed" Smith himself is about sixty years of age and now heads the local ration-
board with his "spouse Bessyu as he calls her. He owns a wonderful Irish Setter called
"Pixie" who last year offered him seven puppies. In the back room of his store con-
taining an oil lamp, a wood stove, and smelling of leather, cedar shavings, and tobacco,
his old cronies gather by the hour and exchange yarns as old as our country. On cold
October evenings, when the lamps are lit, and the stove's puffing away, and when
hunters from all over the state bring in their game to be licensed, it is the most roman-
tic place on earth and typically American.
Eunice fllinchin, '46
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It was dusk, and the smooth hazy darkness crept around me like a soft velvet
cloak. One shining, beckoning star gleamed in the wide clear sky-Venus, leading
Adonis straight to her soul. There was a strange singing in my heart when I sur-
veyed the scene of contentment about me. I sank into the cool grass, enjoying the
delicious odor of violets, half hidden in the grass like little purple shadows.
Beside me was a stream, and the sound of the clear green water tinkling was
more beautiful than Bach or lylozart. It flowed along happily, gurgling and protest-
ing merrily against the stubborn little rocks that blocked its way.
The trees formed a protecting circle about me, whispering soft secrets and sigh-
ing sadly-rustling their green leaves in shivering ecstasies. Their shadows were re-
flected in the stream-vague, shimmering outlines, dancing sedately.
The birds chirped their goodnight and slept peacefully, dreaming, no doubt, of
the coming day.
Mother Nature unfolded her blanket of darkness and drew it over the country-
side, then, as an afterthought, set out the stars to shine as a mother puts a candle in
the window to guide her loved ones home.
PHYLLIS .ALLEN, '44
MESSAGE TO BE SENT WITH A RED ROSE
To mystic caverns where the ruby hides,
l do not know the way.
Reward for reaching for the sunset's fire,
ls to get badly burned.
Maybe some day I'll have enough to buy,
A robe of crimson hue.
just now I hope you see these things within
Because my love it shows.
Lois Ellgnrr, '43
He was a kindly-looking old man. His clothes were old but neat, and he was
impeccably groomed, from his head to his shiny worn shoes. Anyone would know
that he was a gentleman. His bright eyes beamed from under a misty halo of cloudy
white hair. He sat quietly, even disinterestedly, and once or twice that gentle old
head nodded, as if he had an urge to doze. He had the browned skin of a man who
had spent most of his life in the open: perhaps he had a garden, or perhaps he enjoyed
fishing. I could close my eyes and visualize him holding a swaying pole, with a small
boy hanging over him asking silly questions, to be answered patiently. He was the
sort of man whose pockets should be filled with toys and candy for his countless
small friends . . . He looked up, then returned to his meditation.
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He had said that his name was Jonathan Elliott, a name that seemed to fit his
I was awakened from my reverie by a solemn voice. "Jonathan Elliott, the
state has proved you guilty of murder in the first degree. Have you anything to say
before sentence is pronounced upon you ?"
"Only that I have killed, and will kill again when I escape I" snarled the old man.
The Judge's voice rang out in righteous fury. "I sentence you to be hanged by
the neck until dead."
PHYLLIS ALLEN, '44
Slim tubes of white-
By hands of leathery brown,
And raised with carefree brusqueness
To weathered lipsg
Toyed with gently
By slim white fingers,
And raised with indolent grace
To bright lips.
One last puff,
The living spark is snuffed,
And brown and white hands
For the next.
J. L. Ill., '43
It is not his lot to soar the skies,
Alone 'neath the clouds and the sun.
For him the waiting and the watching.
For him the vigil and search.
For the bombardier is the trigger man-
The man who makes the kill
With machine-like skill.
He makes his calculations-
Altitude-wind drift-bon1b weight.
His bombs streak earthward,
Ready to seek out the enemy
And destroy him.
Jrrhif' fllfflwille, '43
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Slowly he smoothed out the crumpled sheets. In some places his tears had blurred
the writing. Parts of the letter were unintelligible, but it did not matter. He knew
it by heart and could fill in the missing words.
I am going to slip this letter in among your handkerchiefs so you'll not find it
until I have left. I can't go away without trying to explain some of the things which
I have wanted to get off my chest for years. It was always hard for me to talk to
you for I'm slow and sort of tongue-tied, and you seemed too busy to listen most
of the time. I'd get tangled up and fumble my words, and in the end I didn't get
it over. You probably thought I was practically half-witted.
But I thought you were wonderful. And all the trophies in the library, the cups
for golf and tennis, the guns on the wall, the photographs of your polo ponies. You
did everything so well, and I never hoped to come up to your expectations. From the
beginning you counted on my following in your footsteps, but I knew it wasn't in
me. I wasn't made of the same stuff.
Mother understood that I was different. She worried because you and I didn't
get along better, so she tried to be a buffer between us. That must have been why
you sent me off to that boys' camp when I was only nine, against her wishes. You
thought that I was a sissy but I had never been taught to defend myself. Those big
boys scared the daylights out of meg that's why they picked on me. You expected me
to go back, but Mother put her foot down.
After that you let me go out to the farm for summer vacations. I loved the farm
-the horses and the colts and the peace. The smell of pines and the sound of the
wind-I liked to sneak away and lie on my back in the pasture by the brook and watch
the birds. I don't believe you can understand that, can you? That was when I began
to think of flying. The birds all looked so happy, so free. They'd loop and dive and
sing their little hearts out up there in the blue sky.
By the time I was sixteen I knew I had to fly. You talked about my coming into
one of your plants when I finished college, and I didn't argue. Luckily, an engineering
course was necessary for flying, too, so we didn't need to argue over my schedule. I
was too light for football, which disappointed you. I wasn't so hot on the golf course
or the tennis courts either. Because I didn't go out for athletics, you couldn't under-
stand why my grades were so low. I didn't dare tell you, because, you see, I was spend-
ing all my spare time out at the airport. I managed to get by in all my classes though.
I had it all figured out carefully. Put the heat on the courses that would matter later
and donlt waste time on things that wouldn't be important in flying. That brought
my average down, of course.
Mother knew about it. I am sure she was terrified at the idea of my flying, but
she encouraged me just the same. She realized what it meant to me. I never asked
her not to tell you, but I'l1 bet she didn't.
When I first went off to school, she used to call me long distance. Sometimes
she would call me to ask if I had gotten my feet wet, or, if exams were approaching,
to assure me that I'd come out all right. Quite often she rang up for no reason at
all-just wanted to talk to me. That always happened when I was sort of low in
mind. She could always tell in that uncanny way of hers. Honestly, she could read
my mind, high or low.
After Mother died, I had a bad time. I wanted to come home and stay with
you but you didn't ask me. I suppose it was awful for you, too, alone in this great
house. If her going left as big a hole in your life as it did in mine, it must have been
horrible. You adored her. We had that in common, at least.
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I missed her letters and the telephone calls and I hoped you would fill in once
in a while for her, but you didn't. The only letters you wrote were those you sent
after my reports were sent home. Those weren't the kind I needed.
By spring I soloed out at the flying field and for the first time felt really alive.
It's a thrill, Dad, I can't explain it. You feel a relationship with the birds, a freedom
from the earth. It's lonely, flying, but I think I've always been kind of lonely and
don't notice it. It makes you conscious that you're master of your fate.
By June of 1941, when I graduated, things were all mixed up all over the world.
We fellows talked seriously about our futures. We were all rather unsettled and up-
set, I suppose. Some of the men were already drafted.
So then I went right out and enlisted in the Air Corps. I did it right after
graduation and before I came home. It was the only way, because I had made my
decision and I was afraid you'd be able to change my mind if I came home first.
While I've been here waiting for my orders I've been doing a lot of thinking.
I haven't been loafingg I've been growing up. It has suddenly dawned on me that I
am of age,-I am a man and I can decide for myself. I am a good flyer-an exception-
ally good one, they tell me.
I am glad that I can do this job well, that I have found the one place where I
can be tops. I could never have been that in your factories. I'd just have been the
big boss's son. That isn't enough for me. lf I stick my neck out in this flying business,
it will be my neck and my responsibility.
Listen, Dad, I want you to be as proud of me as I am of you. I want you to be
able to say, 'My son,' some day and get a thrill out of it. I want you to be able to
say, 'Well done, flyer,' and mean it. That's what lVIother would say if she were here.
Flying is fun, Dad. I love it and am incomplete without a plane. Try to under-
stand this, and when I am gone, remember that I'll be fulfilling my destiny. I'm
going to succeed in my way as you have in yours.
He folded the letter gently and got to his feet. Crossing the library he stood
before his desk looking down through a mist at the portrait of his son. The firelight
cast a lifelike glow on the handsome young face, the steady dark eyes seemed to watch
him, and the lips seemed to be on the point of smiling shyly.
He picked up the bronze cross, hung from its bit of bright ribbon. It felt cold,
and he warmed it between his hands. Then he wrapped it carefully in the creased
letter and replaced it in its box. He heard again the Hne high-sounding words: "Dis-
tinguished Service Cross-posthumously awarded-conspicuous bravery in action
against overwhelming enemy aircraft-beyond the call of duty."
"And now it's too late to tell you how I loved you." His voice shook a little.
"How proud I was of everything you did. I knew a lot more about you than you real-
ized, Son, but like you, I couldn't get it out."
He raised his hand slightly in salute. "Well done, flyer," he said softly and he
thought he saw the corners of his boy's mouth turn up in response.
Kenneth Ill. Bishop, '44
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DADDY GETS IN THE SCRAP
My daddy is a saving sort of man. He is always tucking away some sort of gadget
because "it may come in handy some time."
And so it was a momentous day when he joined the town scrap committee. After
a meeting or two we noticed a peculiar gleam appearing in his eye as he wandered
around the house, poking here and there.
Came the next week-end. On Saturday Daddy disappeared completely, but ham-
merings in the barn told us that the casing of an old motor was soon to be among the
Then an old galvanized barrel appeared, and soon we heard the clank-clank of
metal against metal. By night it was full: old golf-club heads, steel bars from under
the barn, five pieces of bronze from a former boat, an old axe head, a trailer hitch fit
must have hurt a bit to toss that inl-these are only a few items which suddenly
became "handier" for the government than for us.
Daddy had been saving a few lengths of old pipes of various sizes. "Excellent for
use as rollers, if for nothing else," said Daddy. They all went in, and even our neigh-
bor's suggestion that one piece of each size be saved for future need, did not slacken
the newly acquired ardor which had gripped the head of the house.
Then all became quiet. Mother, nobly co-operative, had sacrificed an old Hat
iron, an electric clock, a loving cup, a candle holder, and various semi-precious kitchen
utensils. Our house, it seemed, had produced its last ounce of scrap.
The next day was Sunday, a day of rest. But not for Daddy. He had learned
that a farm nearby had lots of old metal. We missed him that morning. ln fact, we
had to call him to dinner. Then we learned that he and the neighbors had been burn-
ing up three old horse-carriages and putting the metal bars in the pile.
We saw that none of our possessions would be safe until after the collection
day. Nlother feared for her lamps and bed springs.
But the crowning touch came on the long awaited collection day when Daddy was
scheduled to go with ten other men to help with the collection. To everyone's dismay,
he was suddenly confined to his bed with a severe case of the grippe.
Eleanor Dawis, '45
"VVhat a homely thing," l cried
Flicking a contemptuous finger at its pot-bellied side.
Her voice loved and caressed its squat ugliness
Like a tender and protective mother:
"lt has a great historyn-
"So has everything-that makes it no better."
"There is careful, molded linen-
"Which has long since been chipped away."
'ABut its color is so pure"-
"Where the paint hasnlt peeled away."
A pause, and then-
"Someday it will belong to you"-
And slowly l muttered critically,
"lt has a certain antique grace."
J. L. Ill., '43
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The cry died out, leaving dreaded silence-a stillness so dense and oppressive
that I longed to break it by a word, but could not force my lips open. I knew by whom
the cry had been uttered.
Abel Bancroft had been my best friend. He had never wronged me by word or
deed, yet-I knew I must kill him. I could not stand his cultured conversationg his
politeness irritated me. Bly dislike grew and possessed me, till there was but one
thought in my mind-death for Bancroft.
I planned carefully. Bancroft suspected nothing. Each detail was planned and
replanned. Some would have said I was mad. Mad? Who, I? No one took more
precautions in a plan. No, I could not be mad. I planned with cold realism. I invited
Bancroft to walk with me and gave him no time to inform his family. We were to
visit the new steel mills in the vicinity. We walked up on the catwalk. I knew every
move. The machines were quiet. The workmen were sitting in small groups in the
welcome shade of the firs. Bancroft leaned over to inspect the depths of a seething pot
of bubbling molten steel. It was but the work of a second to grab his feet and throw
him over the rail. His cry froze me in my tracks. I had not expected him to cry out,
but my heart rose as my enemy vanished in a sheet of Hame. Ah, his scream had been
heard. What! I had not though of that. I could see him looking at me out of the
cauldron. But, he could not! He was dead! He must be dead! I, myself had seen
him perish in a sheet of Hamel But! There he was. The face was laughing at me.
I heard footsteps running on the catwalk. The face seemed to beckon. Bancroft! I
stepped over the edge of the catwalk.
Katherine Ufethrrbee, '45
Today the drear of winter
Shrouds the World in hopeless gloom.
The heartless blasts of icy winds
Turn all to starkness, bleakness, doom.
My fingers, nipped from frosty bite,
Pain me less than heavy heart.
The world is dismal, sad, forlorn-
The life, the light, the love depart.
Then, all at once, in glancing up,
I see a vase, a single flow'r,
Not lovely in itself alone,
But in its symbolism, a power
To face the strife, the world's despair,
There's love, there's light, there's God,
Norma Roelflad, '43
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When I look back on what you taught to me,
Remembering how I once looked up to you,
I chuckle at my blindness not to see
The barrenness that others could look through.
You tried to chain my feet so they'd not stray
Upon the primrose paths of love and hate.
You preached the safety of the middle way,
And from emotion held me, celibate.
You hoped that I should never learn at all
To love to do as well as just to gazeg
But, luckily, somebody made me fall-
And now I look on tolerance as a phase.
Lois Ellgnrr, '43
A PLEASANT SATURDAY FOR THE MORANS
Uncle Joe was always reluctant to stir from his tulip bed on Saturday afternoons,
so I knew that there was a major battle of wills in order when Aunt Ethel suggested
that we drive up to visit the Hartons. Uncle Joe immediately came forth with a thou-
sand and one reasons why we would be better off at home. He predicted that we
would have a flat tire, that I would be ill on the way, that we would run into con-
struction work on the road, and that the Hartons probably wouldn't be at home. Aunt
Ethel, of course, had an answer for everything. She was so sure of victory that she
sent me upstairs to prepare for a drive. As I left the dining room where my relatives
were arguing, I heard Uncle Joe say that he wouldn't go and that was final!
Thirty minutes later we were rolling merrily along the road to Granville, where
the Hartons made their home. My uncle was in a surly mood which was not at all
enhanced by the fact that the driving was made difficult by construction work. We
jounced about so wildly on the unfinished surface that my head soon began to ache
intolerably. When I asked Uncle Joe to hand me the aspirin box, Aunt Ethel snapped
at me, saying that I was not to bother my uncle.
just as we passed the gate at the other end of the construction work, I noticed
a peculiar sensation, seeming to have its source somewhere beneath me. Uncle noticed
it, too, for, stopping the car, he got out.
"Oh, dear, don't tell me it's a puncture," wailed Aunt Ethel, as she opened the
She soon discovered that her fears were justified. Uncle Joe, strangely enough,
did not seem much perturbed as he went about changing the tire. When we were
on our way once more, my uncle began to whistle a merry tune.
Because of the delay, we were a little late in reaching Granville. lt was almost
dark as we turned into the Harton's driveway. Imagine our consternation when we
saw that our friend's car was missing from the garage! My uncle backed the car into
the street, but in doing so he dented the fender on a tree.
Aside from this mishap we arrived home safely. Hungry and tired, we made our
way to the house, but at the front door we discovered that Uncle had forgotten his
key. This was the last straw.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 75
"What a terrible day this has been!" exclaimed my aunt in a peevish tone.
Uncle Joe took a deep breath in preparation for a short speech, but Aunt Ethel
didn't give him a chance.
"lt's all your fault, Joe Moran," she cried. "If you hadn't thought of that
dreadful trip, we'd be eating fried chicken in front of a warm radiator! On account
of you, we have to buy a new tire, have the fender fixed, and the car springs replaced!
Well, don't stand there grinning like an ape! You should be ashamed of yourself."
Uncle Joe went to the garage for a wrench, smiling sadly.
Lois Leggett, '45
Vermillion sun, shimmering skyline,
Burning rocks, dry dead tufts of grass,
A stumbling man with bloodshot eyes,
A gray barn, a weathered house.
ln the yard a water tank,
Green and rusty, holds life-giving water.
Robert Jacobson, '43
He looked in the living-room window. There they were, just as they had always
been: she, knitting by the fireplace, he, browsing through the evening paper. The fire
was taunting him, daring him to come in.
lf he went in by the front door, they would hear him on the porch and be on
guard, but if he slipped around to the back of the house and through the kitchen into
the room, he would catch them by surprise. With one last glance through the window,
he crouched, and glided towards the back porch. Opening the door with just the
amount of upward push necessary to prevent it from squealing, he entered the dark-
ened kitchen and headed for the door 'to the living room. He had remembered little
details in order that nothing would spoil his plan, accordingly he carefully sidestepped
the stool placed near the sink.
With trembling hand he quietly grasped the knob of the door, tensed his nerves,
and flung it open. Startled, they looked up, and suddenly they were upon him. All he
could hear was her joyous sobbing while she repeated over and over again, "Johnny,
you're home! you're home!"
Ronald Smyth, '43
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SHORT BUT SWEET
"That's Eddie Jordan! You know, the one you thought was so handsome. He's
an old friend of mine." There was a look of intense pride on Janey's face as she spoke,
rather loudly, for the benefit of several passers-by.
"Oh, isn't he marvelous, Janey? just look at those shoulders. Do you think you
could introduce me to him?" sighed Betty, looking longingly after the tall figure.
"Of course, Silly. I'll do it right now," exclaimed Janie: and the two girls raced
down the corridor.
They came to an abrupt stop in front of the hero, and Janie said, breathlessly,
"Hi, Eddie. I want you to meet my best friend, Betty Breckenridge-Betty, this is-"
She was interrupted by a murmur from the stricken Betty-"You don't have to
tell me who it is. My goodness, I guess Eddie Jordan is about the most famous foot-
ball player in Massachusetts. Youlre a wonderful player," she breathed, turning on
all her so-called charm.
"Oh, I wouldn't say that," modestly replied Eddie, secretly agreeing with her
completely. "I just haven't any good competition." He straightened his tie and
smoothed his hair, beaming down on his admirers.
"l've got to run now. Be good, Janey-nice knowin' you, Betty-or is it Bar-
bara? Well anyway, see you around." He disappeared in the direction of the girls'
After a moment, Betty squealed rapturously-"Did you hear what he said, Janey?
He said he'd see me. I wonder if he wants a date. Isn't he marvelous?"
Phyllis Jllen, '44
Did it ever seem to you
That we are just intruders
In a strange and hostile land,
You and I?
Do they look at us and grin?
QThe grasses, I mean, and the smug sand.j
Perhaps they know that soon some day
We'll have to Cast in our lot with them,
And bleed to enrich the omnipotent clay.
Then we shall be able to sit and grin,
And watch the new ones come-
To fight and faint and die and succumb.
And we can laugh as we watch them give inl
Do you think that we shall envy them then,
You and I?
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THE TWENTY-FIFTH REUNION
I had a dream one starlit night,
The class of "Forty-Four" shone bright.
There was Fred A. in actor garb
Who swayed the world with his wit so suave.
Professor Clark with his flirting way
Still loved the girls, though his waves were gray.
And over there from the cheering stand,
The crowds shouted at Webby, the Big League Nlan.
Right next to me stood a scientist noted,
'Twas our own Bob VVhitney o'er whose fame we gloated.
They all passed by in grand review
Though some were still in a terrible stew.
Who was that lady so stylishly dressed?
Why that's Betty Cashin, a late arrived guest,
Whose excellent knitting competes with the best
Then stopping for a chat was a woman in white
Virginia Clark, a nurse who'll delight
Her well cared-for patients by day and by night.
In the midst of her horses with blue ribbons gay,
Stood Betty Gabriel ready when they start away,
With many a medal and many a cup
She often had taken from ones higher up.
Not all were famous in public eye,
Some had dreams in a far-off sky,
Yet all were glad to meet at the door
The Thayer Class of "Forty-Four."
Barbara Fowler, '44
THE SAME OLD STORY
"But, lVIother, l stormed, "the term was a very short one! No one did very well."
The stern-faced woman in front of me didn't look like Nlother. She was obvi-
"There weren't any high honors, and only three people made honors. Honestly,
hlother, if Sally jordan only made honors, how can you expect me to do any better?
. . . Don't say that l didn't study enough. Good Gosh! You yourself complain about
the number of books l drag home every night .... Really, lylother. You don't have to
be so unreasonable. l couldn't help that algebra mark. With a teacher like that . . .
l don't complain about all the teachers-just some of them. l don't see why you have
to bring French in. We were talking about algebra. Oh, lXlother .... At least my
English is a two . . . Really, llrlother. l can't always get good marks. Nobody else
did this time, anyway. I told you that before. Don't you believe me? . . . I knovy
you don't care what anyone else got . . . really, Mother! . . . l should think you'd.
. . . Weren't you ever . . . Well, all right!!!
Barbara Etflman, '44
. The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 79
As I was in a subway car,
l heard some voices from not far,
Two housewives in complaining tones,
Discussing latest family groans.
What is this thing they call inflation?"
"And did you know that shoes are rationed ?"
"Oh, l have such odd-shaped, big feet."
l'T0day I tried some horse's meat."
"Last month my Ralph was seventeen,
Now in a sailor's suit he's seen."
"To-day Louise received the notion
To be a WAVE upon the ocean."
"Last night I put new curtains up,
And nearly broke my back."
"Did you hear that Lucy Cup
Has gone to be a WAAC F"
The subway gave a sudden lurch,
The housewives slipped off from their perch,
And as l left the subway car,
I heard their voices fade afar.
Phyllis Papani, '44
THE WEST CALLS
l must ride on the plains once again,
VVith a horse between knee and knee,
Where the wolves- growl, and the winds howl,
And the clouds Hoat over me:
I must ride out on the plains once more,
On the far West's broad and level floor.
1 must ride out on the plains at night,
And smell the dew-wet sage,
When the moon glows, and the late snows
Gleam like a book's white page:
I must ride out at the dawn of the day,
Ride where the natives of outdoors play.
Robert Kemp, '45
Suggested by lllaselieldls "Sea Fever".
Did the freshman who wrote of the "Merchant of Venus"' think the hero ran
a beauty parlor?
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THE BEST LAID PLANS
As John Clifton slowly walked out of the room, an unaccountable feeling of
disaster Came over him. He argued to himself that nothing could happen now . . .
everything was finished, and just right, too. John was proud of himself for the way
he had carried out his plan.
"Not a slip," he exulted. 'No one will ever know what went on in that room.
Now all I have to do is wash my hands and sit down to wait for her to come home.
l'm safe, now .... "
He washed his hands and the water ran down the drain, leaving a pinkish ring
around the side of the sink. Then he sat down in the nearest easy chair to wait for
l'er. But, strangely enough, it didn't seem to be so comfortable as it formerly had
After about an hour, he got up to look at the clock . . . why. it said only ten
minutes from the time he had sat down.
"The clock must have stopped l" he thought despairingly. But no, the clock was
still ticking, as steadily as the rain beating against the windows.
All of a sudden, John felt a horrible fear come over him. What if she should
find outl But she wouldn't. He had hidden all traces completely.
"lmpossiblel" he said aloud, yet his heart was still gnawed by a tiny grain of
He sat down in front of the clock. The minutes seemed like hours. 'l'ick-tock-
'llhen he heard the front door open. He was trapped! Klrs. Clifton came into
"Hello, John," she said brightly, and then went into that awful room. John
waited, his heart in his mouth. VVould she find out? . . .
"Johnl" she cried imperatively. 'John, come here at once."
,lohn went into the kitchen to join his mother, a badly frightened little boy.
"l'm sorry, lXIomma," he said pathetically, "but it looked so good, and you
scarcely ever have strawberry jam."
Phyllis Jllen, '44
"Okay, boys, let's hustle," says Crum.
"We have lots to pass today," says Crum,
"Rope climb and chin ups too,
On the balll lllile run, too,
Very easy gym day," says Crum.
Riclinrzl Clnflfr, '44
MOUSE IN ROOM THREE
Oh, tiny, timorous little mouse,
Why do you make this room your house?
lt's not a crumb-filled destination-
So you must be seeking an education.
Norma Rofblrul, '43
1943 The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 81
HOW TO FLUNK A COURSE
There are various and innumerable ways to Hunk a course, but the most positive
method is to incur consistently, the antagonism of the faculty.
Here are some sure-fire recipes:
Always be late for class, and try to time your arrival to coincide with that psycho-
logical moment, when the class has settled down and got under way, and the teacher
is explaining some problem or assignment. lt will distract the pupils, who undoubtedly
will appreciate the situation.
Be on the alert to disagree with the teacher on every possible point, and ask
questions of an embarrassing nature, which will advertise your profound ignorance.
Never have pen, pencil, or paper ready, and always neglect to bring the correct book
When asked a question concerning the lesson of the day, be sure to shout, "l
don't know: I didn't do my homework." Hold frequent conversations with pupils
around you so as to disturb the rest of the class and harass the teacher.
Never pass a theme or project in at the designated time. In fact, you might as
well forget it entirely. When the teacher tells one of his pet jokes, be sure to utter
a dry cackle, and mutter, "ls that supposed to be funny?" Display a preoccupied
countenance, and assume an air of ennui, when the teacher is enlightening the class
on some important detail of the homework for the next day. To ascertain your
flunking the course, a little gum snapping or candy chewing, or perhaps a few barn-
yard imitations, would prove of value.
Vigorously protest your marks, and attempt a show of righteous indignation that
your -Vs and 5's are not l's and 2's.
lf these suggestions are meticulously followed, the Hunking of the course is in-
evitable, and you will be acclaimed by faculty and student body alike, as the academyls
flliriam W arrl, '44
We go to school each day, to learn
The things we'll sure forget,
And when each term-end comes around,
We fuss and fume and fret.
But when, in later years, we're asked
just what we learned at Thayer,
We'll tell them that we only learned
What we forgot while there.
When we could cruise around
ln auto cars and such.
But now that gas cannot be found
VVe really don't care-much!
Jllary Rivers, '43
Page 82 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
Wally Hickok, young Easterner, grandson of "Wild Bill Hickok," was vacation-
ing at a "dude" ranch in the Black Hills of Dakota.
The foreman of the ranch, Tex Dallas, entered the room where Wally lay
sprawled, dozing, on a couch.
Tex drawled: "Wally, the fellows hev bin awondering how yah were with a
"Well, to tell the truth, I never"--
"Never thought you were any good? A grandson of 'Wild Bill' oughta be purty
good. The fellows will be awanting to see a sample of yore shooting down at th' corral
tonight. I'll tell 'em yu'll be there. l'll see yah then. Adios."
After Tex had left, Wally sat pondering for several minutes. Suddenly his face
lit up and he vaulted out the open door. The evening meal was over, the cowboys
were gathered at the corral, their voices loud in anticipation of seeing an Eastern
"dude" make a fool of himself. Three figures entered the scene through the bunk-
huuse door- Wally, Tex, and Pedro, the lwex cook. Taking a tin can from his
pocket Wally quickly threw it into the air. Six shots rang out in staccato successiong
the punctured can dropped to the ground-riddled six times!
The stunned cowboys were open-mouthed as they examined the shattered can.
Wally strode toward the bunkhouse, his smoking gun jammed in his holster. A
smile wreathed his face as he came up to where Pedro stood.
Pedro chuckledg "l'm seeing heem happen, eet was wonderfull 'OW come you
to hit dat leetle can, hah? l'm knowing dat you nevaire fired a six-gun before een
"Wal," said Wally slowly, imitating Pedro's accent, "ze can, she already haw
.fix hole in heem!!!"
Don Lewis, '45
Rainbow covered . . .
lntimates in learned cliques- rl hey gallop madly' mem! the Wmd'
They vie for my attention X Happy' Zestful' tugging the reins
In this gelect society Stretched taut with stern restraint.
lg t I di 1- ' " Dancing, whirling, in exuberant embrace
u ec me- . ,i . X. ,g 5.
VI-00 much homework, Father s night shirt and mother s slip
, Billowin in a carefree
J. L. Ill., 43 . 2
J. L. Ill., '43
It was long ago he started-the departed, the departed-
On a journey of such danger that a trusty sword he bore,
And his face was full of hoping as down-trail he went a-loping,
And the sunlight on him streaming turned his ruddy face to gore:
And that omen of the sun has now been realized full sore-
We shall see him-nevermore.
Lois Leggett, '45
TAUtll0TyS note: WVith apologies to Mr. E. A. Poe.
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 83
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College of Liberal .slrts
Offers a broad program of college subjects serving as a foundation for the
understanding of modern culture, social relations, and technical achievement.
The purpose of this program is to give the students a liberal and cultural
education and a vocational competence which fits them to enter some specific
type of useful employment. Admits men and women.
Collrgr of Business .-ldminirtralion
Offers a college program with broad and thorough training in the princi-
ples of business with specialization in Accounting, Industrial Administration,
or Marketing and Advertising. Instruction is through lectures, solution of
business problems, class discussions, motion pictures, and talks by business
men. Admits men and women.
College of Engineering
Provides complete college programs in Engineering with professional
courses ln the fields of Civil, Mechanical lwith Aeronautical optionj, Elec-
trical, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering. General engineering courses
are pursued during the freshman yearg thus the students need not make a
final decision as to the branch of engineering in which they wish to specialize
until the beginning of the sophomore year. Admits men and women.
The Co-operative Plan, which is available to upperclassmen, both men
and women, in all courses, provides for a combination of practical industrial
experience with classroom instruction. Under this plan the students are able
to earn Il portion of their school expenses as well as to make business con-
tacis which prove valuable in later years.
Your Guidanrr Offirrr - .4 Friendly Carver Counselor
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
Prr-M1-dir-al, Pro-Dental, and Pre-Legal Program: rlfvailablz'
FOR CATALOG - MAIL THIS COUPON AT ONCE
Duuzcrou or Amvnssloxs
lj College of Liberal Arts lj Pre-Medical Program
EI College of Business Administration D Pre-Dental Program
Cl College of Engineering EI Pre-Legal Program
Name ...................., ....... .... ..........
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Your Class Photographer
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . . Page 87
TO THE CLASS OF '43
OUTFITTERS OF SOUTH SHORE GRADUATES
P g 88 Th BLACK and ORANGE . 1943
COMPLIMENTS OF THE
Barbour Welting Company
1943 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 89
1 2 5 9 HANCOCK STREET
Assets Over 7 Million Dollars
QUALITY HEATING FUELS
For Your Protection
Blue Coal Franklin Coal
Reading Coal New England Coke
Cities Service Oils
QUINCY COAL 81 FUEL OIL CO.
1520 Hancock Street, Quincy Telephone President 0047
Page 90 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
Baird and McGuire
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SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES e ' l
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ENGRAVING Co. ,.,.,
T0 CLASS OF
212 Summer Street 19 4 3
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1943 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 91
. That Famous
QE IN za DELICIOUS FLAVORS
ICE CREAM SHOPS
WEYMOUTH LUMBER COMPANY
44 Mill Street South Weyinouth, Mass.
Telephone Weymouth 1225
THE BRAINTREE NATIONAL BANK
Horace R. Drinkwater Geo. F. Hall
Member Federal Reserve Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Insurance For Each Deposiror Up To 55000
Page 92 .... The BLACK and ORANGE . . . 1943
Telephone Randolph 470
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
N131 MEN'S ,
6 AX and F 0 Y S
A ,f H .X LADIES'
I P MARKETS
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1 - CLOTHES
, to 1177 Hancock St. 60 Franklin St
READ 8: WHITE Quincy, Mass.
111 SUMMER ST., BOSTON
EQUIPMENT FOR EVERY SPORT
N E W B R A I N T R E E i
T H E A T R E 1555 Hancock Street, Qumcy
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 93
"The Rexall Store"
Main Street Cohasset, Mass.
E C. YOUIUG
Garages 86 Bungalows
"THE KEEFE FAMILY
WlNER'S HARDWARE STORE
EDWARD B. WHITTREDGE
Teacher of Piano and Organ
Studios: 41 Bromlield St., Wollaston
4 Marble St., Quincy
789 Brook Rd., Milton
Phone Blu 3168
Page 94 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . . . 1943
BE "TOPS" IN HEALTH
"That Creamy Milk"
HUNTER AND SMITH
Braintree's Leading Food Store
T Iephone Bra. 2383
Groceries, Meats, Provisions
1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 95
Harry H. Bousquet, Ph.C.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
The Rexall Store 940 Washington St.
South Braintree, Mass.
J. 81 P. DRY GOODS CO.
Men's and Boys' Furnishings
915 Washington St. So. Braintree
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH
THAYER HI-Y CLUB
LUCIUS A. QUALEY
SMILEY PHARMACY. INC.
"Meet Me At Smiley's"
375 WASHINGTON STREET
29 Elm St., Braintree Tel. Bra. 0003
Established in Storrs Square Since 1905
F I E L D S T 0 N
ON THE ATLANTIC
SWIM - DINE - DANCE
MORTGAGE MONEY AVAILABLE
RATES AS LOW AS
THE BRAINTREE SAVINGS BANK
Page 96 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO
CLASS OF 1943
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.
1591 HANCOCK STREET
GIRL'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
Jewelry And Gift Shop
Diamonds and Watches
Class Pins and Rings
7-Il Cottage Avenue Quincy, Nlass
FERNALD CARD 81 GIFT SHOP
yfifis Ilia! plfrin'
344 Washington Street Braintree Squa
ALVES GIFT AND PHOTO SHOP
349 WASHINGTON STREET
Shower and Wedding Gifts
Greeting Cards For AII Occasions
For Systematic Savings
871 Wfashington St. South Braint e
GEORGE E. WARREN
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