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

 - Class of 1943

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Published by THE SENIOR CLASS OF THAYER ACADEMY South Braintree, Massachusetts DEDICATION 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- tions. 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 . . . xllllllllfjillfl lfrlifnr l,ift'I'lIl'j' lfrfifnr l'lmfngrr1fwl1.v .. Girly' ,'lll1lz'tif.r . , lfuyx' ,'1fllfr'ffr'x lim-if1 1'.v.v Cvlllliflllllll f4'0llllIliffl't' . fl c'li7'ifi1'x f'f'1',mr11lf.x' xllu llllli l"r'11l11r1'.v Rox,xl.n SXIYTII , Lois ICl.l,c.xLR Anclma XIrc1,x'11.1.1a B.xRB.AxR,x Cl,ra.u'1is W'11.1.l,xx1 B.-xknmvs xVll,l.l.-XXI If-XRDINU FR,-xxx Ifos'rraR IJoN,x1.u H.AxR'rr5R NV,xl.'rl5R ALM 1511-x A Rvrma IJRIWR NIARY Rlvlaus cj.-XNIIQRON B.-xmu J lm N N is N Ion-1,x'r1' Ii's'l'm4:R K.,XI'l..-KN Romam' BL'1.1.ucK 1,xRsH.-x1.1. XVILKINS XIARY l'raTlaRslcx .I LN15 ll:-3l,oRY HARRY IDm'cma'r1' v W Wm A l 1 1 1 Wlllllll 1 A r Wiifw Vi I 'g ll" Ll W w!'f,fm M NW1,uCl12Qynpl 4 : . inEe.?+:11:mHlHM WW' Elylil , qw Jlfnn mm ffl. , llillllgx W7 1. LW nM 13 E' 'mf vi", NNW! W """u'H1f'fr"' Page 8 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 . . . 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. , l STACY BAXTER SOU'l'HXVOR'l'H, A. li., Litt. D. Harvard University and Colgate University HEADMASTER 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 Y RCTII ANNA ALDRICH, A.B., A.M. Middlebury College FRENCH GRACE LOUISE BVRKE, A.B. Radcliffe College NlA'l'llEM.Vl'ICS, GERMAN l,0l'ISI-2 KINLIMAN EMICRSON, A.B. Smith College lxl,X'l'lIliMA'l'ICS SYLYIA GATES, 13.8. Sargent Scliuzml and Boston Cniveraity PIIYSICAI, linL'c.x'l'1rw IIARRIET GIEMMIZL, A.B., lCd.M. Carleton College and Harvard I'niversiry l'.XGl.lSll Page 10 . The BLACK and ORANGE 1943 LIZON RVSSELI. HARVEY, B.P.Ii. Springfield College Biormzv, .AliRONAL"l'lCS, Pm's1c.u, lfDL'C.X'l'l0N l GEORGE EATON LANE, AB., A.M. llill'X'1ll'1l Vniversity and Columbia Vniversity L.-xrxx 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. Brown Vniversity lI1s'r0kY AND lVl.-X'I'HF-ZMATICS L RAL P LhBARON OSC OOD A B A M HISIORX ,ig yy 'f V VVellesley College and Radcliffe College l.Ul'lSE El.lSAHETl'l SAI'l,, All., Ed.lVI. Boston University and Harvard University IZNc:l.1su 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 11 INIAVRICIC R. SIZYMOFR, AB., I2d.M. Brown I'nix'ersity and Ilurvarcl l'r1ivex'sitjv lNI,x'1'11m1.'x'm's G. STIZXVART SMITII New linglnnd C'onserx'ntory of Music' QIRCI I IiS'I'R.I. EDITH C. ICMIERSON, AB. Middlebury College I,1nk.-xkxu: VVILLIAM T. HALL, B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Terhnology Puvsics AND Cmzmismx' UUS'I'AVE ll. LEINING, B.S., BD., DJJ. St Lawrence Fniveraity GENERAL SCIENCE GILBERT L. CROFTS Boston Vniversity and Harvard Summer School PHYSIC.-xl. EnL7CA'1'l0N HELEN HIXON Bouvgi School of Physical Education PHYSICAL EDUCATION Page 12 . 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 SEcRre'1'.uu' MRS. FRANKLIN H. MERRIAM Bridgewater Normal School DINING II.xl.L EX-FACULTY LUCY EDNA ALLEN Newton Highlands 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. FRANCIS LONG Bethlehem-Hingham CUSTODIAN S ALMA JOHNSON LEXV THOMPSON PAUL DELGIACCO IRVING THUIVIPSON, Iv. S. A. North Africa A X P ,M uuuui ,V N. Nw F P I u ,Bi my ,xl 9 has Q 'K gmt N Mg! all 5 'X Ylllllllllllllll f JUTM6 "" 37165 4,0 K ,I f x Www llkw , MX 1. UQ if Rx, 5 l , .1 1-,,.'ii':rif!,'g' J 1 hy!!-Vi .vw il, V' i ,IVV 'H I JAMA , 1".- ' ': 'H W. f dv Q law 'WW IPM Quin?" LI' U ' ff' - if ....A 1 iawlillilrlllfgwl :M v,,., xv , I -1,1 win J yn I! .f Y, N510 fx!-1' 53 ' Q' . i : ','fV"" f ff' 'N .f ,fx QLQUL1.nn.if4 a:iJW W1 ff Q13 iii" ifkf-" ' A 1 ' A ? 'I'I'1 IW N l qw 'IM W' V 1, E1 ' JH! Page 14 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 . 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. Lois Ellgmfr 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE Page 15 ARCHIE YATES MELVILLE Ddrlfflvulh BRAINTREE leader - sportsman - friend "Hr had the great quality of rxrellenfe-stability." Class President I: Hi-Y 2 I QVice President 1 1 Year Book , l Staff rg Dramatics 3, 2,lFirst Aid 2, Scribblers' Club 2, Bowling rg Football 4, 3, 2, 1. ELIZABETH PRINCE FROST Junior College Training lliette, Frostyb BR.-UNTREE 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 BRAINTREE 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 41 3- BARBARA CLEAVES lBarbie, Cleavesiej Sargfnl Wo1.1.,xs1'oN 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 VVol.t.As'l'0N 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. Page 16 The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 VVALTER HARRIS ADAMS CBudJ Nalvy Qrmcx' 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 BRMNTREE 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 ConAssE'r 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 NORWELL 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 EGYPT 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 Page 17 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 lllxmmiw 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. XNol.x..AsTON "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 lVlII.TON impulsive - gay - whimsical "Plra.rurr is the rrflrx of unimpfdrd fnrrgyf' Theta Alphag Verse Speaking 2, IQ Dramatics 2g First Aid 25 Soccer 1. Page 18 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 l RUTH ANNE CAHILL BRAIN'l'RI2E friendly - pretty - warm-hearted "Sim fwa: all lzrarl and .w'n:ibility." Theta Alphag Camera Club lg Hockey 1. PAUL RICHARD COHEN lSammyl Ilarfvard Bkockron serious - industrious - comradely "Truf imluxtry doth kindlf hon0r'.r fra" ROGER NIELVIN COHEN lRog, Prezl Brofuvz BROUKIJNE 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 VV0l,i,.xs'r0N 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 BRAINTREE 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. l 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE Page 19 JVNE ELIZABETH DELORY Qjuniej Jackson hvEYMOL"l'H 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 VVrx'Mou'ru 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 Roll I. FLURA MACLEAN DRESSER lFloj WVr:YMou'rn 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! BRAINTREE 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 HINGHAM scientific - sophisticated "IIN air irlzplvssifve, hrr rraxoniny sound." Theta Alpha rg Verse Speaking 1. Page 20 The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943 LOIS ELLGNER Ratltllfz' VVm'MoU1'u 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. Murrow 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 BROCKTON 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 WVEYMOUTH 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 QUINCY 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 Bkookuxs X unperturbed - easy-going "Hr has a propzfnsity Io :pin yarns." ' First Aid 23 Baseball ig Football, Hockey 2. GEORGE FENTON GUNN, JR. QGunnerj llarward VVo1,l,As1'oN jolly - roguish -- variable "No tongue 'was rradier with a jfs! than his." Tennis IQ Track 1. JOHN VVHEELER HARDING, JR. flake, jackl Dartmouth Bk,uN'rRer-1 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 Quixcx' 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 BRArN'rRaE 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. HINGHAM 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 JAMAICA PLAIN 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 BROCKTON etlicient - witty "Bold and ye! 'win' in what he undertook." Football I. SIDNEY ALAN LAVINE tSidl Ilarlvard NEVVTON 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 l 1 l PAUL DENNIS LEAHY Holy Croix l QUINCY 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 QUINCY 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 Mn.'roN 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 HINCHAM aharp-eyed - sharp-witted - steady "Frank in his spffrh, but 'wise and filly bred." Current Events 1. JEANNE LEE MOFFATT tMufhc, Jeannicj MI. Holvoke BRAINTREE constantly charming "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: Roxnmu' 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 Av0N 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 BRAINTREE 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 Scirune 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 BiulN'r1uQE 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 Mnxrox ambitions - rational - laughter-loving "Ry nalurf llorn ll frirmf Io glee and nn'rrirnrn!." Band rg Orvhestra lg Bowling Club IQ Football r. in CHARLES AMBROSE REARDON QCharlieb M. I. T. Qulxcx' 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 Mnxrow 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 Qurxcx' 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 BRAINTREE 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 BRA1N'rREE 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 BkocK'1'0N droll - sociable - forceful "In irulll, a fworllly man fwilllal Away hr." Dramatics 2, Camera Club 1 lPresidentlg Football 2, ig Basket Ball. VVILLIAM HENRY SEMPLE fBillj M. 1. T. Wouuasros 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 Bkocx'roN 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 HINGHAM 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 EGYPT 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 Qumcy 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 BROCKTON 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 HINGHAM athletic - quiet - agreeable "Ilw'r' 'was a man to hold against Ihr fworltlf' Football rg Basket Ball I. MARSHALL SUMNER VVILKINS Ilarwartl Quixcv 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 BRAINTREE 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. ....ALSO'43.... 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 . . l'RraslmfN'1' X lure-l'R1fsl1 SlicRli'r.-xRY 'IQRI-I.-XSL'RliR '.Xl.l.l-ix, PlINl.I,lS Ar.l'lsx', lfru-in Akmlnrzlz, Nmsux H.xRnH'1"1'x, Rl'l.x "lilsllrw, KI-zxxzazu Bows, xVIl.l.I.XM BR.-Xl'I,'l', Luo f',XSliI.liY, li,xkn.xR.x Uxsmx, Br:'r'rx' Vllfxsls, D,xx.'x CLWP, Rlcluklm Cnxkx, RITIKPCRI Cxhwu, Turmus Cluucu, Vmzxxlx Comix.-xx, IWIRIM1 l7rm'Nm', Axwr: DL'0.xN, P.x'rkrC1.x l7L'u,xx'l', Wnswx JLNT Fxmuxx, PRISK'll.l.X IC'l'ral.1x1.xN, B,xku.xk.x Ifrwwlxlik, B.xRn.xk,x Fuklwik, .AI..XN, jk. KLKIIRHCI., I5le'1"rF Nixn-'xr-:x', l.oRRAxxla Ciruunnx, NA'l'.Xl,Hi LQQIQAIDY, IIENRY Grxx. Ilrzmx Il.x1,l,oR.xx, FRANCES flick!-LY, K.Yl'lH-IRISH llnzmxs, NANCY Hx'1,.xNn, Fmxcls K:xk.l.xl,,xxxHx, Rnnm Kuna, XVll,l.mM Lxxmass, Gmzlwfmx lhxsxrzk, IUORUTHY IJQIIAN, IN1,xk,1okxrf: llnmqlx, Rum-zu N1HRl'IDl'l'II, Tom Rumxsux, KENNETH Charles Pillslmry Patricia Dugan Betty Czxshin Richard Clapp 'I.r:v1xr1, Ilyx Lawns, Ilox.x1.n I.fmn.xkn, -lox! lML'l,l..xxr:, -In xr-1 Axm N1l'RI'lIY, Al.l'Rr-in P.xP.xNx, Pml.I.xs PARK:-ik, IiI,ll.XBIiIIl P1I,I.snL'kY, CH.xk1.ris R.KND,XIAl,. I"REll!iRlk'K +Smvx, I-Z1.1.lm"1' 'I'1mMPsox, Dokrwux' l'I,l.l.XX, lluuus 9"W.xkn, Mmum NVlu'1'x1-tx', Runlakl LVINSIDXV, Fnmmumrx VVomml:L'kY, lI.xRl,xxn fllmmr Roll Navy ,Yury .'Vr11'y SlI.Xl'lRU, Smxm' ll'iyg1in.f .Iir Sffmul 1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 31 SOPHOMORE CLASS l'Rrzslmax'r Robert XV:1dc Ylcla-PRHSIDIQNT . Brxrlmru Cunninghzuu SliCRli'l'.XRY '1'Ru.AxsL'R15R Acmzumxx, Sl'5,XN "f'.'XRI'liN'I'liR, ,hui C.u'srsR, Duxr: mf'I.Al'I4', CIIESTER fOI.l.lNS, llrzmzx C'o1.M,xx, Rox' +C'xo'r'l's', Rosxum' Ckowla, Rolmrl' +cl'NNlNlIlI.XM, B.XRN.XR.X llxvls, lil.r1,xxok lhxxrirzx, I7ox.xl.o +l7owxlax', P.xL'l1xr: Hirxx, NANCY DYIQR, M.xRr'n.x Ifknmzlucx, VIRGINIA FLf1.l.rax, lI.xRol.o Gkrzrim, jon Il.x1A1Aox.-xx, JXNNI4' lI.uu-'oko, joux IIARVHY, Romain' Kmclfli, M.KkX' KEMP, Romsm' q'l,.U'liI,I.li, -lonw I,li.U'I'I"l', Sllxkmix' ++1.HIfIli'l"l', l.ols Hxxora, I,oL'1sla lN'1cF.uu,.-xxx, I'fxL'1.lNH Mclilsxzln, jmx N1,KLX'xR'l'll uk, C'oNs'l'.x xcri M,v:KENzIri, VIRGINIA Nrcrn.-xL'r:R, ll,xRo1 o Nlil'RAL7liR, -IAM 'NflRDBl,OM, Room: Wlikllax, jour: if Polly Downey Robert Harvey l'.u-ANI, DORIVIIH PHTHRSKJN, Noknux SMITH, H.xRlx,xk.x +SIll'lAIi, Wl1,1,1,xM Sumo. ,Ixus SvR.xr:L'+:, Arm S'l'r:rs1.rc, l5oN,x1.n Srovi, FLIXOR Tuozvwsox, Rlclulum YARNIEY, jmxxrz WXVJIJE, R0lllfIR'l' XVl2l.u11, Dokls +VVEI'IlF.Rlilili, K.-x'l'u.vxRlxl Yorxrz, Iiom' W'High llonor Roll 'Honor Roll Page 32 . . 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FRESHMAN CLASS l'ruQsrmsN'r Ylcli-l'Riisl1JliN'1 Sl5cRI5TARY 'l'Rms1'RIaR H,'XRIllil!'l'I, JOSIEPII H xkxrs, xv.-XYNIE ""B.xHfs, l.ms Hmcluax, Rxrllfxklm 'Bl.L'1ur1x'l'lf.xl., I-l,RlCIl Bmw, jxxla HL'L'k1xr:u.xx1, Gmumx liL"l'MAx, I4r1vEkl.x' C'xnn.v., jmxxra i'.xl.xx1.x, NLXRIE Flux: 1, Nmx. cwIlI.I,lNS, Pmuv Cox x'rn..xx, NORMAN Cfmsnxl, MARIE Csmmrg, ,l.AxE'r 4CR.XNll.-XI,l,, C'rmRm'1"1 sz 'I5nr:k1Nr:, 1V1.KR-IORIE Dm Ma, Doxun Iinmoxns, .IHVI laksox lfHEl,r:x', Iimv.-xkn I'sIilil.EY, jmxxri "F1.r:MINc, IVIARIE FKIZZELI., IUOROTIIY Flute, ALLEN HII,u.1., SYIAVIA 'lI,fxRmNr:, Mun' Lux Hlcxrzx, FR,xxK1.vN KARCIIER, l':ARI,l'1 KEEFE, JOSEPH lhxmmw, Ihvln I,1'rTMAN, Rxcnfxkn "XN1.XL'NI'flI,I., FRANCES McCL'sKl-ik, Rxclukn lN1cTEkNAx, MX'l.FlS XNHNCIIIN, I-Zurich Mow, jour: NNELSON, IN1.xu,1oRxr: "UkkA1,1,, VIRGINIA Allen Frye Klury L06 Harding Richard Xlcfuskcr joseph Bzlrdctti R.xN.xf:.xx, l,:mRR.x1xH Rricmzn, M nu: x x RICH.-XRIDS, S'1'.xx1.m' RIPLEY, Rom-2R'1' Raman, Ronmu' Rmuxsrax, Dow SIQAYER, Noxmxx KSHR.-Xl-'lXEI.I.l, Am.-x 'l'1l.l., Fruuxxu TR,XINf1R, Ercnxn 'I'u1xm'ls, Fsuwcx-is Xfxss, Tnom.-xs XV.xksrlxl'lik, N1l'RRX XVEns'lrcR, PR1sc1I.I,,x Wuwrz, W11.1.1,-uw Yorxa, Rxcuxkn 'flliglm llunur Roll ,Honor Roll 4 F A, N , n , N ll IU' IIN. . 1 , my '-H mg' 4- W'W s :1hw.ff:1:en flwew !,,m..,L.l,'11 4 .- ww In xf-'IPX' 4? fr. P , Wf 'U 'U5 .- l'l. aff ' A v x" LM 4,. lll,,i...4f, ,IIIW ' 1 it IIIWIA' N 'Q W . f- . 5: -Rin' 1 iff? 11:16-'ilgl-I'1'f?'g:' A 5' , '- ' ' L N ,v ", wil ' AQ' . f It .15 'lim 'f'5?'Tf.i!YF'-N ' ' ' ', 'ZWY7' 'wwigb X M ' 'IX' , ,mx Lf gif gf " '. A ,WM ,fl A :Y f mu ..aJpm:,mfm'flf J -,X vi ,ad , W, Qf!f,f!l1uvun..,,mnliyn5.1 x ktixb , ,xxx x 4 su A lyizn h V. X, Wulf., ' 15, 1 ' fy ' -4 31. ,v,,,,l.1H,'eIMf,,Wf ?E it g,:i', 'figfi flig , ' Tll !ll'!i:lllgllTv 'fihzffz , ' ., , Q 4 'Wav H a' 1 . -, N l, , w ' QM! H KW 'WW U N 'lx , w M ' I Y ' W H 1 1 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 Reardon lManagerD. 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 F . . . 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 i l LG ....TENNIS.... 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 f The scores were: THAYHR Aeanamx' 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. Page 38 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943 ,. , . 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. Sulu IDOROTHY YOUNG, JEANNE MorFA1"r CONNIE lVlACAR1'HUR Ilnfkry .rlfwarils ELEANOR ALl.F:N AUDREX' BARRETT BARBARA CLr:Avr:s Barre FROST MARY PETERSEN VIRGINIA CLARK ANNE l,0VVNEY LORRAINE fiAFi-'NEY SUSAN ACKERMAN DIANE CAUSER Porn' IBOVVNEY ANN SPRAGUE JEANNE MorrA1'r DOROTHY' YOUNG NANCY DUNN SHIRLEY LEAVITI' CONNIE MACARTH UR 1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Pa ge GIRLS' ATHLETIC AWARDS . Chenille T - 1500 points Jeanne lloffatt Barbara Cleaves Old English T - 1000 points TA -- 500 points Virginia Clark Anne Downey Bette Frost Dorothy Young Lorraine Gaffney ARCHERY Susan Ackerman lkliriam Clark Diane Causer Polly Downey Nancy Dunn Connie MacArthur 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 1802 . . S O C C E R . . . Soccer Awards - Fall 1942 I pper Classex Lower Classes lllarjorie Bishop lkliriarn Clark Helen Gunn Jean hIcKenzie Nancy Higgins Lois Leggett Joan Lombard lylary Lee Harding Eunice lXIinchin Dorothy Frizzell Charlotte Crandall Janet Crowe Jeanne Cahill Page 42 . . The BLACK and ORANGE 1943 . . . . 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: Class I Bxunaka Crmvris, Capt. Bic'r'l'y PARK!-ia Noizivu Rorniiixn -lacxliz IBYKHMAN ,loiw I.0Mn.-inn Ilya Lievixrp f,'la.v.v Ill Aww: Dowxmy Capt. Di.-WH C.-XUSER jmx Mcliaxzlk Coxwia M,xcAk'rilL'R IMRR.-UNE 1iAl'l-'NEY Hina.-xka C.xsr1i,r:Y l.'l11.rJ ll B.'xRnAR.x Smxo. Capt. Lois Iiiimxuk Porn' Dowxiix' N.-xxcx' Dcxx K,-x'1'iiHoNE Hlcxiai' BARn,xa,x Lrxna Clay.: ll' Iioizoim' Yorxrt, Capt NIARAIORIE Lrin.-xx M,xiu1,i'N Racoiom Hi-:tax Gcxx NlIRIi-KM Ci.,-mx PHx'1.I,1s .ALLEN iff F 'N ,ln jyifi' ex wig fixkxxgwi' X X if 1'5" f 'Q' 1" 94? Y JW MN I KN 'Wil' "' un R A AQ vb! X1 'Ill 4 Huy-- ,I 'f'f51:'::.A ,,.' g A up ,,E'm:izmzf1if-' .,-'11V-ffrsl. ,Q - W'+'mw.',--JH' rwnnf' N-Elf :Aw I nf ww w M' N mm , .... 1. , 4 Lflif ""U' "7-1-.. A. m""' ,A ,, -"6-'QL A ypmli3j11ygQ11Mii", .fin-f:1.f:Z?'. - 532,155 'Qgfgxx " ' " ,, W n m 311 A idk UWM!QQmff.!i!.M!A.1NL A f K-.M - .R 'xp ,I 1-ry iNku,AIxMMWM mQ,mW,wH q,WW 7"'i1'gf 7:1-fi X ' " 1 Q N1 " , f I ' ' "" ,l l HN ' H' 2 M gl! X 'IX I QV' 3 :N Nw ' x 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- daughter tea. 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 period. 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 PN 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. 5 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 I ORCHESTRA '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: llillll 0 Barbara Etelman Priscilla Webs Phyllis Papani Harris Ullian l,!'l'FII.f5i0ll Robert Clark Robert Crowe Robert Roach ICI' Cfarinriv Richard Thompson Charles Reardon Robert Whitney Rosemary Crotty Fluff' Klarjorie Bishop lfllfifflllf' Donald Harter Szlxoplmlle flenorl Richard Pierce liiolinr Nancy Dunn Constance KIacArthur Frances MacNeill Dorothy Papani lliriam Coleran Tru lllflff John Day Earl Karcher Harris Ullian Elliott Shinn 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 flying equipment. 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 bv all. 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 "knowns". 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 Wetherbee. ... 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 rivalry. Page 52 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 . . . . CALENDAR . .rpm 24, 1942 SENIOR PROM 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 STYLE SHOW Mothers and friends of the Theta Alpha enjoyed the afternoon's enter- tainment and refreshments. Fashions were modeled by the girls of the Theta Alpha. 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 selections. Mr. George E. Lane announced the new members of the Cum Laude So- ciety. They were lylarilyn Bullock, Evelyn lXIartha lX'IacNeill, and Jean Presbrey. lllay 26, 1942 FOUNDER'S DAY 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 Robert Jacobson. 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 SENIORS' DAY The United States Liberty Klarch Academy Orchestra T. H. Losey INVOCATION Reverend Aaron N. Kleckel ADDRESS Dr. Boyd Edwards STRING TRIO SERENADE lfizlor Klarilyn Bullock, Piano llargaret Karcher, l'iolin Evelyn lXIacNeill, Cello ANIERICA Borh Choral Group CONFERRING or DIl'LONIAS AND CERTIFICATES HYMN-Children's Song Kipling AW'ARDING OF PRIZES AND ScHoLARs1IIPs SONG-Alma Klater The Cup Winner Xlarch T. Sererly September 15, 1942 OPENING CHAPEL 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 N0i'FlIlbFf, 19-1-2 Thayer Academy had the privilege of hearing lllr. Hoyt Palmer, Secretary of the National Preparatory Schools, who spoke on education. Derember 18, 1942 CHRISTIXIAS ASSEMBLY 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- sional. 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 Love God". February 12, 19-1-3 LINCOLN'S BlRTHDAY The regular opening exercises were followed by an inspiring address by Dr. Southworth on the life of Abraham Lincoln. February 19, 19-1-3 WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY To commemorate Washington's Birthday, Dr. Southworth spoke briefly about the Father of Our Country. Afterwards, lllr. Harvey gave out the football awards. 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 yourself?" 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- ms. Page 54 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 . ALUMNI NOTES . . CLASS OF 1942 . As of starch 1, 1943 Cynthia Allen, Boston University Jean Allen, Katherine Gibbs Dorothy Atkins, Simmons William Baldwin, Northeastern Air Lines Andrew Bardetti, Army Thomas Beal, Harvard John Blackwell, Cornell lblarilyn Bullock, lVellesley Whitman Chandler, Bowdoin, Army Reserve Russell Christopher, Navy James Churchill, Navy James Clapp, Harvard hliriam Clark, Thayer Amoret Cowan, Hollins William Delia, Harvard Hildegarde Ditchett, lflfheelorh College Fern Farquhar, Bates llflarjorie Fearing, lllt. Holyoke William Field, Dartmouth Florence Gardner, Pembroke James Gardner, Army Parachute Troops 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 Carleton lblcliay 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 lllountain Troops 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 AIACLEOD, U.S.N. BARBARA RICGOLDRICK '39 to ENSIGN GERALD A. FULKAN, U.S.N.R. CHARLOTTE FITZPATRICK Ex '43 to ENSIGN JAMES QUEENEY '39 of Quincy. HELEN PROUTY Ex '35 to WILLIAM M. WHITTEN of Marshfield. lx'IARY HoovER '40 to JOHN BASTEY '38. . .. MARRIAGES ... SHIRLEY DIEM '38 to RICHARD FAIR- CHILDS of Detroit. RIARGARET TILL '38 to ARTHUR CHAMBERS, JR., U.S.N.R., of New Haven, Conn. 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, lN'Iaryland. lxIARY H. WORTHEN Ex '38 to FRANK DUGGAN of Lowell. LT. IJEREK BOVINGDON '36, U.S.A., to BARBARA SIECK. 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 Page 56 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 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 THE ORCHESTRA G. Stewart Smith-Condueior Psalm XXIV 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 Quartet Drink to Nfe Only with Thine Eyes Ben Jonson, Old English dir Soloist-June Anne lllullane THE GLEE CLUB The Trysting Place Booth 'Parkington Harriet Gemmel-Dirertor 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 . CLASSICAL PRIzEs 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 EMERSON PRIZES lst prize-Archie Y. Klelville 2111! prize-Jeanne L. llloffatt Honorable Zllenlionr Ruthe Driver, Robert Jacobson LINCOLN PRIZE 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 Page 58 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 SINCERELY OURS 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. Sincerely, 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. Sincerely, 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! As ever, ROBERT PHILLIPS LANE A Pzfdm W' da 'W ,i 1 9' I q cv :x x Qi! ?? 'K 'x :yi 4' Q ! r .5 Nw nf Y um It I D .W ,N W4 'F 'uniliml llglwh VN wx M L A2Q?:2s.sQ5ffWix. , ' . ' 1'i?f4?5'.f-:..:QX If ' iv, M.-1 ul ..:v.EXl:,l:,,fiIl' 5l"' 'A ur + -H f AWJvQ F :fi I M his , " -, il .ff x -' fi, ii' 'W "Tri 1-L ., . 1?'l?'1r" 1 Q, if t .H 1,9 'mi' M' iii mah fx' -ff " 'Wax Y .. 3 qu" ,la We 16113 IN' WffiE5i'.Fr54!f'Mi1I 'M Q gg. 'HQ -"f'fnun., , :df f A 7 '. ,v' - 'ef' f W " --'- ,ig ,J , 4 v' J ' -- W: M ki! lla? W' Ll . 13 , p Y 'N 'Wu W :ru . ' u ' w W Page so . . The BLACK ana ORANGE . . 1943 . PRIZE SHORT STORY FLIGHT 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 door. "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'- out. 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 Page 62 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 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 girl. "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. lklystical, motionless. 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 PAIN 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 Page 64 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 CONVOY 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 MUSTANG 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 Page 66 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 THE NIGHT 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 A PILOT 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 TO ---- 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 Together? 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. Will you? 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 Page 68 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 TWILIGHT 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, CSome sayl, l do not know the way. Reward for reaching for the sunset's fire, CI learned,J ls to get badly burned. Maybe some day I'll have enough to buy, fFor youl, A robe of crimson hue. just now I hope you see these things within fThis rosej, Because my love it shows. Lois Ellgnrr, '43 PORTRAIT 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. 1943 ..... The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 69 He had said that his name was Jonathan Elliott, a name that seemed to fit his personality perfectly. 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 CIGARETTES Slim tubes of white- Crushed savagely 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 Reach together For the next. J. L. Ill., '43 THE BOMBARDIER 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 Page 70 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 DEAR DAD 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. "Dear Dad: 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. 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 71 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. Goodby- Your son." 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 Page 72 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 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 missing. 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 POSSESSION "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 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 73 EXIT BANCROFT 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 HOPE 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, there's Prayer. Norma Roelflad, '43 Page 74 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 TOLERAN CE 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 door. 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. A 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 TANK 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 THE RETURN 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 Page 76 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 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' gym class. 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 QUESTION 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? Lois Ellgner, '43 P9 799- xh -N gg l P 44 f nw w 'V llililimlwxiu mm 4 ' Q in ,Rl 15, 6942 0 yi? X ow AW xx m -'ff A 'lmllll 2. llu. M 41. 1.1z:1-.1f,,5.'j1 , I Q., I 1 in 4','g igxff fy? N A YW g!g54ll...5.y,.::j!, 1 ' Ii' 'J M mujrghi, v f 1+ 4w' l Ex' QV!! F! Y QM Qi W1 'iz W ' l'l i' . ,- ,JELN g-,mall 5' 'W' as 11-35 N--.Y Q ' MiilBwufI1f1f'1' NX Qtfd' In Lal:AAm'Jp'q . '41 I' EIA , i M fb 1Fm.Iifggifmlfimlxllwfll q f,.:' w -f . 2,5 if if pf fi? 't,St'f f , ff' T31 5 W YQWW iff-33' S"'i'ii5l " "1" 'l Q. 96,6541 12,1 V Qfsism-" iii., , ' ' 1 Q ! 1' ' " .' . ,- v W , N I 'N X 1 ' W ' W? 2 - f I 1 rrh ,1 W ! 'NV V J W ' w I Page 78 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 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. 1 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- ously unimpressed. "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 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 79 ECHOES As I was in a subway car, l heard some voices from not far, Two housewives in complaining tones, Discussing latest family groans. in 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? Page 80 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . 1943 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 been. 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 fear. He sat down in front of the clock. The minutes seemed like hours. 'l'ick-tock- tick-rock .... 'llhen he heard the front door open. He was trapped! Klrs. Clifton came into the room. "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 GYM "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 to class. 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 prize failure. 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. Time was 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 THE DUDE 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 six-gun ?" "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 your life." "Wal," said Wally slowly, imitating Pedro's accent, "ze can, she already haw .fix hole in heem!!!" Don Lewis, '45 llfagazines, DANCE 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 Linen farandole. J. L. Ill., '43 DEPARTED9t 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 "v:v-N-fm-fs Xmm,x i 1 if S K NX A B. W A., ' - ' -Sw. Page 84 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 1 N "'l'HlC 'l'RYS'l'lXG l'l,AClC" J 1043 - 1 I 1943 . The BLACK and ORANGE . Page 85 NORTHEASTERN UNllVll.-ERS TY v , 'T" . M afia , ' s. x MW Q: zllalfgl l l5r1522',2'aBlz 's e' 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. Co-oprratifvf Plan 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 Degrees Awarded Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Prr-M1-dir-al, Pro-Dental, and Pre-Legal Program: rlfvailablz' FOR CATALOG - MAIL THIS COUPON AT ONCE NoR'rm:As'rERN I'NxvEusrrx' Duuzcrou or Amvnssloxs Bosros, M.Ass.Acuuss'm's 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 ...................., ....... .... .......... Address. , li-4521 Page 86 .... The BLACK and ORANGE . . Best Wishes My Pbotogmeloer Your Class Photographer 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . . Page 87 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '43 T BmiEh:S QUINCY, MASS. OUTFITTERS OF SOUTH SHORE GRADUATES SINCE 1896 P g 88 Th BLACK and ORANGE . 1943 COMPLIMENTS OF THE Barbour Welting Company Barbour Mills BROCKTON. MASS. 1943 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . Page 89 Compliments of QUINCY CO-OPERATIVE BANK Established 1889 1 2 5 9 HANCOCK STREET Quincy, Mass. Assets Over 7 Million Dollars QUALITY HEATING FUELS Trademarlced 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 COMPLIMENTS OF Baird and McGuire gi .ggi :f - Q4 1 5 . 'e 4 ENGRAVING SFECIALISTS xy? -5 efiiz, A. ' Fon SA .,.. I ' - - fa , - 2'f- f V SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES e ' l FOLSOM I U- ff 11- --1 ENGRAVING Co. ,.,., BEST WISHES T0 CLASS OF 212 Summer Street 19 4 3 Boston, Mass. A a ' :ei nr, 1943 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 91 . That Famous ICE CREAM Q 'iff Q., :gk H- QE IN za DELICIOUS FLAVORS HowARD Joi-lnson'S ICE CREAM SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS Compliments of WEYMOUTH LUMBER COMPANY sulinlue MATERIALS 44 Mill Street South Weyinouth, Mass. Telephone Weymouth 1225 THE BRAINTREE NATIONAL BANK Horace R. Drinkwater Geo. F. Hall President Cashier 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 COMPLIMENTS OF HOOKER BROS. ICE CREAM WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HOLBROOK, MASS. N131 MEN'S , 6 AX and F 0 Y S A ,f H .X LADIES' I P MARKETS f f N3 1 - CLOTHES , to 1177 Hancock St. 60 Franklin St READ 8: WHITE Quincy, Mass. 111 SUMMER ST., BOSTON 'l'el.l1on. EQUIPMENT FOR EVERY SPORT Compliments of the WESTl.AND'S 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 Qumcv MUTUAL HRE INSURANCE COMPANY OUINCY MASS. S. DELOREY DRUG "The Rexall Store" Main Street Cohasset, Mass. E C. YOUIUG Garages 86 Bungalows Randolph, Mass. Telephone 0700 Compliments of "THE KEEFE FAMILY Compliments of 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 Compliments of GREENFIELD3 Hingham, Mass Page 94 . . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . . . 1943 BE "TOPS" IN HEALTH NK MILK 6 49 QQ QE-'29 Q A ' 3 WHITE BROTHERS "That Creamy Milk" HUNTER AND SMITH Braintree's Leading Food Store T Iephone Bra. 2383 Groceries, Meats, Provisions Compliments of A FRIEND COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS A.F.C 1943 . . The BLACK and ORANGE .... Page 95 Compliments of Compliments of TORREY PHARMACY 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 Compliments of HON. RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH THAYER HI-Y CLUB LUCIUS A. QUALEY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES SMILEY PHARMACY. INC. "Meet Me At Smiley's" 375 WASHINGTON STREET BRAINTREE, MASS. 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 4if'Zv THE BRAINTREE SAVINGS BANK Braintree 0207 Page 96 . . The BLACK and ORANGE . . 1943 HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO CLASS OF 1943 SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. 1591 HANCOCK STREET QUINCY GIRL'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Watch and Jewelry Repairing PETTENGILL'S Jewelry And Gift Shop Established 1876 Diamonds and Watches Class Pins and Rings 7-Il Cottage Avenue Quincy, Nlass FERNALD CARD 81 GIFT SHOP Pottery-Greeting Cards-Toys yfifis Ilia! plfrin' Lending Library 344 Washington Street Braintree Squa ALVES GIFT AND PHOTO SHOP 349 WASHINGTON STREET Shower and Wedding Gifts Greeting Cards For AII Occasions BRAINTREE CO-OPERATIVE BANK For Systematic Savings 871 Wfashington St. South Braint e Compliments of GEORGE E. WARREN HARDWARE and RADIO Braintree, Mass. COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND x vb' fmiglf Y' A .7 .NF . V M , N .91 BF fl ,ff . 1 A ' ,, .,.,. . 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