Topsfield High School - Shenewemedy Yearbook (Topsfield, MA)
- Class of 1957
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TOPSFIELD HIGH SCHCOL
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e enior Class
To you, Mr. Retalis, we, the Senior Class of Topsfield High School, take
this opportunity to dedicate our yearbook, SHENEWEMEDY.
You have been insuumental in helping and in guiding us along our paths
toward the future.
Your understanding and cooperation have been sincerely appreciated by
every member of the Senior Class. We feel we have lost not only a fine
teacher and class advisor, but also a wonderful friend.
It is with gratitude that we dedicate this, our final achievement, to you
from the Class of 1957.
The curriculum of any school is commonly thought
to consist of the various subject areas ranging from
mathematics and science to literature and the lan-
guages. The true curriculum of a school, however, is
far more embracing. Such a curriculum really consists
of everything that has to do with school life. In a
school with this understanding of the term curriculum,
the attitudes and appreciations that are developed in
the participating students are regarded by the instruc-
tors as being as important as the actual subject matter
learned, and this is true whether it be in the classroom
on the athletic field or in the Home Economics de-
This broader concept of a curriculum actually of-
fers to the student better preparation for life to follow
As you graduate from high school you will be faced
with new horizons. Since the very beginning of life
upon the earth, man has been on the lookout for new
horizons. They do not just happen to people: rather,
they must be sought after. The fundamental desires
for success, recognition, happiness or fortune, or a
combination of these have stimulated men to seek the
unknown to find what lies beyond the range of his vis-
ion and experience. These activities have made pos-
since it is directly concerned with the life of the stu-
dent, his needs and desires, at present.
The graduating student need merely to analyze in
his own mind the kind of activities that have been of-
fered to him in his school life and the emphasis that
has been given by his instructors on his development as
a well-rounded individual to appreciate the concept of
curriculum that is existent in the Topsfield Schools.
Further analysis should reveal to him that, as a
student, what he has obtained from his curriculum has
been only in direct proportion to what he, himself, has
contributed. This will be no less true in the curricu-
lum of life to follow.
Maurice F. Smith
sible exploration, research, adventure and progress.
In order to push on to new horizons people must
have imagination, vision and courage. There is a very
definite correlation between the progress of a nation
and the vision of its people and leaders. If our coun-
try is to remain great, it must depend upon the desire
and will of each succeeding generation to further ex-
pand its horizons.
Rodney C. Dresser
BIXBY and NORTHRUP REALTY
Mr ANDREW SOULE
M1ss HELEN BARRY
Mrs MARY POLSONETTI
Jr I-hgh Enghsh
THE CARGILL AGENCY
Mr GEORGE R.ETALIS
Mr JAMES HAWKINS
Jr H1gh Socral Stud1es
Mr GELEAN CAMPBELL
Jr I-hgh English
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Soc1a1 SULl.d1ES, Mathematxcs
Mrs BEATRICE COUHIG
Guls' Coach, Sc1ence
M15 DOROTHY BLANCHARD
THE CIASS OF 1958
Topsfield High School
Mrs BLANCHE VA RNEY
Mr NEAL McLAUGHLIN
Mr JOHN TOBEY
Presrdent Arthur Froburg
V1ce Presrdem Stephana Broderxck
Secretary Iamce Houston
Treasurer Sldney I-lurlburt
FRONT ROW, L to R K Galloway, S Brodenck, lades, C Petason E Boucher Mr Retahs BACK
Callahan, P Wade, J MacNulty,J Houston, S God ROW S Katz,A I-lea.rd,W Inzgraham, E Gaskell, W
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Schott, P Fraher, J Goggm, J Clark, S Hurlburt, S
KIRBY'S FOOTWEAR Sponsored by CARTER'S GAS STATION
Danvers, Mass Topsheld, Mass
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SUSAN ANN BLADES "Sue"
Girls' State Rqaresentativeg "Topsinews" 1,2,3,4g Glee Club
1,2,3,4g Class Play 15 Field Hockey 25 Basketball 1,2,3,4g
Softball l,2, Manager 31
EILEEN JOYCE BOUCHER "Bush"
Student Council 1,2, Vice-President 4 5 Photography Editor,
"Shenewemedy"g "Topsinews" 1,2, Assistant Editor 3, Editor
43 Glee Club l,2,3,4g Class Play 13 Field Hockey 1,2, Co-
Captain 3,45 Basketball 3,43 Softball 2,3,4g Cheering 1,2.
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Class Vice-President 15 "Topsinews" 1,2,4g Glee Club 1,2,3
4g Field Hockey 1,2,3,4g Basketball 1,2,3,4.
THOMAS M. RALPH CO.
ROXANNE STEPHANA BRODIERICK "Stq9h '
Class President 35 Class Vice-President 4, "Topsinews" 1,2,
3,43 Glee Club 1,2,3,4g Class Play lg Field Hockey 1,2,4g
Basketball 1,2,3,43 Softball 1,2.
JOY ELLEN CALLAHAN "Joy
JOHN ARTHUR CLARK "Deacon
Class President 25 Glee Club 1,25 Football 2,35 Basketball 1
PATRICIA LEE FRAHER "Patti
"Topsinews" 2,3,45 Glee Club 3,45 Orchestra 1,25 Field
Hockey 1,25 Basketball 1,45 Softball 2,3,45 Cheering 3.
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ARTHUR ALLAN FROBURG "Art"
Class President 45 Student Colmcil 1, Vice-President 2, Pres-
ident 35 Boys' State Representativeg Co-Editor, "Shenewem-
edy"5 Glee Club 1,45 Football 1,2,3,45 Basketball 1,25
Bausch and Lomb Science Award 1.
HELEN KAY GALIDWAY "Kay"
Student Colmcil 35 "Topsinews" 2,45 Glee Club 1,2,3,45
Field Hockey 1,25 Basketball 3,45 Softball 1,2,4.
CLASS OF 1959
Topsfield High School
EDWARD IRVING GASKELL "Ted"
Class Treasurer 35 Class Play 15 Football 1,2,3,45 Basketball
2,35 Baseball l,2.
SUSAN GODFREY "Suzie"
"Topsinews" 1,2,3,45 Clee Club 1,2,3, Secretary 45 Field
Hockey 1,2,3, Co-Captain 45 Basketball 3, Co-Captain 45
Softball 1,2, Captain 3,45 Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Award 3.
JOHN PATRICK GOGGIN "Jack"
Class Vice-President 35 Student Council President 45 "Tops-
inews" 25 Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Class Play 15 Football 1,2,3,45
Basketball 1,2, Captain 3,45 Baseball 15 Babe Ruth Sports-
manship Award 3.
ARTHUR SLHGHT HEARD, Jr. "Art"
Transferred from Ipswich High School 3.
C1ASS OF 1962
Topsfield High School
JANICE HOUSTON "Houst:y"
Class Secretary 1,2,45 Business Manager, "Shenewemedy"5
"Topsinews" 35 Glee Club 1,2,3, President 45 Class Play 15
Field Hockey 1,2,3,45 Softball 1,2,3,4.
SIDNEY HOLLADY HURLBURT "Sid"
Class Treasurer 45 Co-Editor, "Shenewemedy"5 "Topsinews"
l,2,3,45Glee Club 1,45 Basketball Manager l,2,35 Baseball
WILLIAM PAUL INGRAI-IAM "Bill"
"Topsinews" 15 Glee Club 2,45 Football 1,2,3,45 Basketball
2,3,45 Baseball 1,2,3,4.
SOLOMON KATZ "So1"
Transferred from Malden High School 3. Football Manager
35 Baseball 3,4.
CLASS OF 1960
Topsfield High School
JAN EI' NOREEN MacNUI.TY "Mac"
Transferred from Stoneharn High School 45 Field Hockey 43
Basketball 45 Softball 4.
PRISCILLA JOAN OWEN "Cilla"
Glee Club 1,2,3,4g Basketball Manager 1,2,3,4g Softball
Manager 25 PTA Citizenship Award 3.
CAROLE ANN PETERSON "Carole"
Transferred from Beverly High School 25 "Topsinews" 2,3,45
Glee Club 3,45 Field Hockey 25 Softball 2,4.
JOAN STELLA POTTER "Joanie"
Trarsferred from Bristol fConn. Q High School 35 Art Editor,
"Shenewemedy"g "Topsinews" 45 Glee Club 3g Field Hockey
43 Basketball 3,45 Softball 3,4.
, Sponsored by
ESU COUNTY CO-OP FARMINC ASSOCIATION
f PATRICIA MARION PYM "Patsy"
"Topsinews" 45 Glee Club l,2,35 Field Hockey 1,2,3.
WARREN FRANCIS ROCKWELL, Jr. "Rocky
Transferred from Tilton QN.H.j Academy 25 Class Secretary
35 "Topsinews" 2,35 Football 35 Basketball 3,45 Baseball 2,3,
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NANCY ALICE RUST "Nance"
Glee Club l,2,35 Field Hockey l,2,3g Basketball 253,45 Soft-
CAROLYN SCHOTT "Carol"
Transferred from North Andover High School 4,
CLASS OF 1961
Topsfield High School
JOSEPH GREGORY SWINDELL "Joe"
Class Vice-President 25 "Topsinews" 15 Glee Club 45 Class
Play lg Football 1,2,3,4g Basketball l,2,3,4g Baseball 1,2,3,
WILLIAM PARKMAN VAN TASSELL, Jr. "Van"
"Topsinews" 15 Football 2,45 Basketball 45 Baseball 1,2.
PHYLLIS MARJORIE WADE "Phyl"
Class President 15 "Topsinews" 45 Glee Club 1,2,3,4g Field
Hockey 1,25 Basketball l,2, Co-Captain 45 Softball 1,4.
Robert Doucette 3,4
Roland Kuchel 1,2
Patricia Piper 1,2
James Reynolds 2
Dwayne Welch 1,2,3,4
SNYDER JEWELRY DICK'S MUSIC SHOPPE
Danvers, Mass. Danvers, Mass.
The year 1967 The place I-lernando s Hrde
away The occasron the 10th reunron of the class
The guests are begrnnrng to arr1ve now We frrst
see the Rev Arthur Froburg, one of the outstandmg
Tl1eolog1ans of our trme He led hrs flock IH 1957
as class presrdent an 0ff1CC wh1 ch proved good
tra1n1ng for hrs future career
The next guest 1S the noted explorer John Gog
gm, who has just returned w1th hrs harem from an
exc1t1ng IIIP 1nto the bush country of North Afr1ca
John 15 go1ng to show us slrdes of hrs unusual ex
plorat1ons later on 1n the evenmg The entertarn
ment w11l be commented upon by one of the
leadlng dramat1sts of our day Patr1c1a Lee Fraher
The alumn1 who have succeeded 111 the freld of
med1c1ne are entermg now We f1rst see Mrs Erleen
husband who left us before graduatlon but was al
ways remembered by hrs former classmates
Next drrvrng up lll therr twln Ivy League Thun
derb1rd convert1b1es are Steph Broder1ck and Joy
Callahan Steph 1S a well known nurse, and Joy IS
a noted dental hygenrst
Behrnd them IS Nancy Rust who has founded Rust
Memorral HOSPIIS1 whrch employsjamce Houston
head m6d1Ca1 technologrst Janrce frnally has her
own lab to work lll now wrthout any 1nterfer1ng
Here comes another proneer 1n the freld of SC1
ence It 1S the promrnent chemrcal engmeer Sol
Katz Solly 1S Weaflllg an 1mported SUIT and a
Chesterf1e1d overcoat but he 's st1l1 walkrng on whrte
bucks That's our Soll
Sol 18 hardly through the door when we hear a
dull roar overhead As we rush out of the door and
look skyward, we see those Jet aces of the Strategrc
A1r Command Joe Swrndell and Arthur Heard
parachutmg to the ground Joe has garned recognl
t1on as the founder of the frrst Unrted States Arr
Force sxx man football team, and Art has the only
powder blue Jet plane w1th turk1sh towel seat covers
rn the All' For ce
Followmg Art and Joe 1S another member of the
flymg fools , Sue Blades retrred a1rl1ne hostess
Susre long ago gave up her professlon and 15 now
the happy mother of nrne chrldren
Sue 15 hardly seated when a Parne Woodfrn truck
pulls up to the curb and out steps PIIVBIC secretary
hrghrankrng Au Force offrcral, Thomas Tucker
Tonrght they 're celebratrng the tenth annrversary of
therr engagement They plan on gett1ng marrred tn
the near future
Hardly rs Phyllrs 1n the door when a tlourrsh of
trumpets heralds that excrtrng actress 'Krnn Pym
wrapped IH p1nk mrnk on the arm of her latest
lead1ng man Marlon Brando, Ir
Ktm and Marlon are berng pursued by autograph
hunters who, recognrzrng the next arrrval shrlek for
sheer Joy It 1S that famous 30 game wrnner of the
Boston Red Sox, Warren Rockwell
Comlng through the door now rs the Al Capp of
the class B111 Van Tassell the noted cartoonrst who
DANIEL WARD REALTY CENTRE GROCERY CO
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HAVERHILI. SAVINGS BANK
her srster and her love of the Armed Forces to
Ioan leaves her art abrlrty rn a trust fund for Mr
Bruzzo to drspense to future art classes and her posr
tron as goalre on the hockey freld to anyone brave
enough to take rt
John C leaves hrs motorcycle to Mrs Varney and
hrs Italran strrped shrrts to Don Broderrck
Flleen leaves her curly hatr to Bruce Godfrey and
her herght to Frances Murphy
Rockv leaves hrs 200 pounds to be drstrrbuted
evenly among the future football teams and hrs
song Tonight You Belong to Me to the school
orchestra since he d lrke to forget rt
Patsy leaves a whrffle stick to Robert Wade and
her dog tag to Mazr but she rs takrng her actrng a
brlrty wrth her because she would be very drsturbed
rf she were not awarded a Hollywood Oscar
Nancy leaves her basketball sneakers to Susan
Parker and her car to Mr Soule
Van leaves hrs crew cut to Scott Nolan and hrs
skrmg abrlrty to Warren Schott
Srd leaves his odd Jobs to Fred Underhill but he
can t leave hrs typewrrter because he'll need rt rn
Joy leaves her thermometer prn to Miss Barnar 4
and Pete Murphy to all of the T H S grrls who
Ted s football cleats are hrs partrng grft to Mr
'lobey but he leaves hrs ntghtly trrps to Rowley to
no one because he s strll gorng there hrmself
Brll I leaves hrs Drrver Ed card to whoever
can use rt hrs abrlrty to drsrupt the school to Brlly
Welch but hrs sz rle he rs takrng wrth hrm for further
Sue B leaves a parr of books entitled How to
Wrn Lovers and How to Influence Chemrstry
Teachers rn One Easy Lesson She would lrke
leave her never ceasing abrlrty to talk but she wrll
never be parted from that
Steph leaves her berm udas and knee sox to Bob
Skeffrngton however she won't leave wrthout her
John G leaves a trarl of broken hearts beh rnd
hrm but he rs takmg hrs charms wrth hrm for further
use rn lrfe He also leaves all hrs love to Mrss Barry
Pa tr s language books are left to future students
who can t read Englrsh and her vrolrn to Jake Ver
Carol S rs takrrrg her sarlor buddres wrth her
because she apprecrates a good Navy man when she
tres to some lucky soul who can get them and her
artrstrc abrlrty to future rllustrators of the Topsr
Art Heard leaves the gravel prt to Steve Cardellr
and hrs car to a certarn blonde
Prrscrlla leaves her Job as basketball manager
to her srster and her love of the Armed Forces to
Thrs berng our last Will and Testament we leave
wrrtten and srgned thrs 13th day of June one thou
sand nrne hundred frfty seven the year of our Lord
Wrtnesses A Nony Mous
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Leo L Lyrn
Joy Calla han
CARTER'S INSURANCE AGENCY
Topsfreld Mass Topsfreld Mass
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We the Graduatrng Class of 1957, of Topsfreld
I-lrgh School, Topsfreld County of Essex Common
wealth of Massachusetts, havrng gradually lost our
mrnds durrng the past fou. years do hereby declare
thrs to be our last Wrll and Testament, all other pre
vrous wrlls and testaments to be hereby drsrecfarded
bequeath the followrng
To Mrss Barry we leave a trcketfora tour of Eu
rope and a dumb warter fone that speaks French
To Mrs Blanchard we leave a book contarnrng
the answers to all the questrons her future Famrly
classes may ask
To Mrs Couhrg we leave an elevator to speed
her many trrps between the rhrrd floor and the gym
To Mr Crowell goes all ofour respect and ap
precratron for gurdrng us through hrgh school A
our partrng grft we leave hrm an electronrc com
To Mr Dresser we leave an X rav machrne
be used rn frndrng students rllegally detarned
To Mr McLaughlrn our class advrsor, goes our
deepest gratrtude rn helprng us to achreve our goals
as Senrors We should also lrke to leave an edrtron
of our most popular book l-low to Stay Marrred
and Lrke It
To Mr Soule we leave an Englrsh room wrth a
portable stage so that he may re enact hrs rm
mortal Macbeth for future senrors
To Mr Tobey goes a S1 O00 check whrch rs to
be used to remodel the shop and a two way radro
to ard hrm when Mr Dresser rs absent from school
To Mrs Varney we leave a specral agent in an
armed car as her escort for her frequent trrps to the
The Junror Hrgh teachers are fortunate rn being
the recrprents of gold plated detentron books to in
troduce new seventh graders to the mysterres of the
Carole P leaves her partres to Farth Ralph hop
mg that she can get away w1th rt, but she s takrng
all her telephone connectrons wrth her
Joe leaves hrs football abrlrty to Barbara Marcrano
and hrs Job at the drner to the Home Ec class to
teach them about drshpan hands
Janet leaves her love of Chemrstry to Davrd Dr
Francesco and her car she rs takrng wrth her be
cause she thrnks that rt strll has a few years of use
Ianrce leaves her Marrne fatrgues to Jrmmy
her hockey strck to no one as she wrll need rt rn
Sol leaves hrs car to anyone who can keep rt
runnrng and hrs rnexhaustrble supply of excuses
for be1ng late each mornrng to some poor under
classman who frndshrmself rn the same predrca
Phvllrs leaves her Ivy League outfrts to the on
comrng collegrans and her bargarnrng abrlrty to
Art Ieroburg leaves hrs spare krdney to the next
unfortunate member of the football squad, and hr
abrlrty to get hrs homework papers rn on trme to
Prrscrlla leaves her Job as basketball manager to
MEREDITH FARM COUNTRY GAS SERVICE
Topsfreld Mass Danvers, M355
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was also champron sk1er m the last O1ymp1cs
Flash! We have Just recelved a message that
one of our guests will be late Crursrng up the
IDSW1Ch Rrver Kay Galloway s submarine motor has
conked out and she w1ll be sltghtly delayed Kay
has the only submar1ne wrth Thunderbrrd stylrng
Our next guest was almost unable to attend the
reunron Pr1sc1l1a Owen and her husband operate
.1 large arrplane hanger 1n San Antonro Texas I
her spare trme she manages the grrls d1v1s1on of the
San Antonto CGIIICS
As C1lla steps asrde, we see appeaung that cele
brated wr1ter of passronate love stones Carole Pet
erson Besrdes her much pubhcrzed novels Carole
IS also co owner of a large Cham of gas SIHIIODS
Walkmg 1n now rs a handsome young man Wlfll a
baldrng crew cut It s B111 Ingraham, rn the o-we
green unrform of the Mar1nes B111 w11l long be re
membercd as the only Mar1ne ever to try to s1nk
B111 s art1st1c ab1.l1ty serves h1m only as a hobby
but our next two guestshave put therrs to professron
al use Joan Potter IS a well known cartoonlst on a
large metropol1tan newspaper and although Joan 1S
short 111 stature she IS tall 1n success Susan God
frey 15 an execuuve fashron desrgner for Chrrsuan
D1or Sus1e s exper1ence at Topsfleld Hlgll School
served her well for she IS also chatrwomanofdec
oratrons for ever, D1or fash1on show
A well known harrdo 1n an f fashron show rs the
abbrevrated pony ta1l, des1g ed b, Madame Carolyn
Schott who 15 arrrvlng now Carolrn has a salon
rn every large crty 1n the country and 15 partrcular
ly noted for her revolutronary style the short
A battered old Studebaker pulls to the curb and
out steps prornrnent SOCIBI worker Janet MacNulty
Janet turned down many offers from professlonal
basketball and freld hockey teams to accept her
under pard SOCl81 servlce Job But Janet 1S happy
for although she IS short on money she IS long on
Screechrne up behlnd Janet s Studebaker 1S
prnk 1 motorcy cle w1th Deac rn red letters on the
Slde It s that terror of the raceways John Clark
Deac IS the only cyclrst to make a cross country
run tow1ng a cart of fert1l1zer
One of the last cars to arr1ve 1S a long black
lrmousrne Out steps that br1ll1ant young G II ex
ecut1ve Ted Gaskell In hrs spare trme 1 ed lets
down hrs harr and g1VCS Gene lxrupa some co"1pet1
Everyone 1S seated and we are about to begm
when there 15 a flurry at the door and 1n comes
S1dney llurlburt hrs pa Jer and penc1l 1n hand and
press card stuck rn b1s hat Remember the boy who
lrved one m1nute's walk fron t e school but was
late every morn1ng'7 rlell rd hasn t changed
much Xltnough he 1S a top notch sportcaster and
radro announcer he usually comes hurry 1ng 1n Just
as the startrng gun goes off or tl e umpue yells
As we look down the table, we see that the year
have been good to our members Class of 1957
ARMSTRONG'S SPORTING GOODS SUNBEAM CLEANSERS
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Danvers, Mass. Topsfield, Mass
A fateful day for Topsfreld I-llghl September
1953 marked the appearance of a new Freshman
class destrned after a four year struggle to gradu
ate as the Class of 1957
The Sophomores had the dublous honor of 1n1t1
atrng us to hrgh school l1fe one day 1n October The
grrls were resplendent 1n football umforms whlle the
boys were arrayed rn the grrls gym surts After
much fun we survrved the day fjust barelyj
Durrng the football and basketball seasons rt was
our proJect to sell refreshments Our treasury was so
low at thrs pornt that we guarded each penny zeal
The frrst project of the year was a bean supper
ln the school cafeterla We qurckly found out one
of the drawbacks of act1v1t1es lnvolvlng food was that
the class ate most of the profits
In March Bob Clayton of Wl-IDI-I was featured at
a Sprrng Roundup record hop Agam we turned
Wow! A whole year had rolled around and now
we were Sophomores havmg moved up one round
of the ladder Mr George Retalrs was our new class
advrsor replaclng Mr Maynard Perkms Also
Carole Peterson came from Beverly to Jo1n us
We trred showmg movles after school m the gym
but 1I was debatable whether the crowd came to see
the film or to run around ln the gym This was
drscontrnued after slx weeks
Another bean supper added to our coffers but
by thrs trme the class Qand the townspeoplej were
slck of beans and the attendance was smaller than
the year before
Symphony S1d of WBMS came to a record hop
1n the Spring Th1s was almost the shortest hop 1n
school hrstory but the Sophomores prevalled and rt
Art Heard Sol Katz and Joan Potter Jorned us at
the begrnnrng of the Jumor year and Mr Retalis
fbrave many remamed as our advrsor
That fall we sponsored a record hop w1th Joe
Smlth of WVDA It was Mr Smlth s f1ISI and
next to last dance at Topslleld Hlgh
At lastl The brg soclal event of the year arrrved
and thrs trme lt was ours the Junror Prom Manuel s
Black and whlte Orchestra entertalned at Woodbury
Audrtorlum whrch was decorated ID a garden theme
W e borrowed nearly every flower ln the town to
beaut1fy the hall Stephana Broderlck class presr
dent was chosen Queen
It couldn t be sol But It was! Flnally we were
Semors In September of 1956 we were Jorned by
Janet MacNulty and Carolyn Schott brrngmg the
total to twenty seven Mr Neal McLaugh11n was ap
pornted class advrsor replacrng Mr Retalrs who
went rnto rndustry
Manuel s Black and Whlte Orchestra agam sup
plrcd the musrc for our Senlor Prom 1n November
A cold nrght blended wrth the skatmg decoratlons
but rt was so well attended that the dance floor
was lrkened to the desert wastes of Sahara
of the Student Councll and Etleen was chosen
Vrce Presrdent of that body and Edrtor of Topsr
ln sports durlng therr hlgh school days the boys
who elther played or managed for at least one se
son were John Clark Art Froburg Ted Gaskell John
Goggm Srd Hurlburt B111 lngraham Sol Katz War
ren Rockwell Joe Swrndell and B111 Van Tassell
Also the gtrls who starred on therr teams con
trrbutrng to then success either playrng or manag
rng were Sue Blades 5116611 Boucher Sue Godfrey
Janlce Houston Janet MacNulty Pr1sc1.lla Owen
Carole Peterson Joan Potter Patsy Pym Nancy
Rust and Phylhs Wade
ln closrng we w11l never forget our hrgh school
years full of learnrng and fun We all feel that
the educatlon we have rece1ved at Topsfreld I-hgh
wrll remarn Wltll us and w1ll always be a source of
drrecuon to carry us successfully through the years
PA TTI FRA HER
WOOD ENGINEERING SERVICE ORDEN E OWEN
Topsfield Mass Topsfleld Mass
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cley S Ingalls L Thompson P Davis S Law Smrth P Kushm1ck,J MHICIZDO, J Holman, J
rence L Ellrott, S Ingalls M Knppes E Su111van Pratt, J Bond J Rerdy E Johnson R W1lkms
M Anderson SECOND ROW Mrs Polsonettm R BACK ROW S Webster W Banks, R Gaskell C
Mrller C Edwards R Cunmngharn K Famrcloth Carter,P Castle A Bames, M Smrth J Deyo R
M Banus G Mann, R Underhxll J K1ng,P Ber Thompson, T Ralph B Sanger D Fadden
FRONT ROW, L to R H Roeder, S Parker, C THIRD ROW M Clark C Shaw, P Blades, J
Stahlbrand B Chase J Leadvaro, C Robertson S Tobey P Rockwell R Wade, J Mmnehan D
Goddard N Forrest, S Woodman D Guay SEC Northey J Mosher M Ives BACK ROW P Cun
OND ROW Mr Hawkms, M Ingraharn P Earl J mngham F Balevre, M Fletcher, C Vaughan F
Rosenkranu G Cleversey P VanG1l1uwe R Hall P Lynch W Wllkxns
Beaumont S Ex rtts S LeBel L Torrey F Murphy
CROSBY FUNERAL HOME
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Fales, M Pratt, B Barnes S Krng C MacNu1t:y S ROW G Carter J Owen,F Underh111,J Swm
Curtls C Croms L Mann SECOND ROW Mrs dell J Prrrota, P Ives, D K1ng,S E1well,C
Blanchard J Frsher B Marcrano, J Gangr, Crles BACK ROW G Ross, R MacKay, J Gal
Skrnner, J Belkus, R Northrup B Haywood Ioway P Pratt, J Bye, J Repko
FRONT ROW, I. to R C B1shop,H Rrchards J Perluns V Durkee Mr Tobey THIRD ROW P
Lenfestey C Castle A. Sm1th M Fuller J Rob Cnffin J Haywood A LeBe1, R. Ash, B Godfrey
erlson C Thrbodeau, D Munsell I Gangr J R Peverly C Anderson W Welch D Brodenck
Smrth SECOND ROW Mrss Barry A Means, S B Chrsholm BACK ROW D D1Francesco B
Van Grlluwe L Froburg, J Robmson J Watson S Kuchel C Wrlkms R Castonguay,S Chxsholm A.
Damels F Robrnson D Trask D Torrey A. Albanese
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ovan, M. Robinson, F. kackley, F. Ralph. SECOND N. Rust, T. Savage, D. Ives, S. Cardelli, D. King, W.
ROW: J. Crocker, S. Pirrotta, S. Nolan, Schott.
To the Juniors . .
You're the ones to whom we leave
A one year stretch of rule.
We hope you'll be a Senior Class
Who'l1 benefit the school.
Our boots we leave to you to fill--
Boots so large in size,
We know you 'Ll do a worthy job
And be rulers wise.
PERKINS PRESS RAYMOND J. CONNORS
Tqasfield, Mass. Topsfield, Mass.
FRONT ROW, L. to R.: J. Goggin, W.
Ingraham, P. Pratt, C. Anderson, J.
Bye, W. Van Tassell, E. Gaskell.
BACK ROW: F. Underhill, Manager,
R. Ash, J. Swindell, A. Froburg, D.
Broderick, Coach McLaughlin.
Red Raiders Win
Topsfield High's 1956 football team, under the guidance of first-
year coach McLaughlin, emerged with a tie for the championship of
the Eastern Massachusetts Six-man Football League with Story High of
Manchester. Each team compiled a record of seven wins and one
loss, the Raiders' lone defeat being a 7-6 squeeker with Story.
Joe Swindell was the scoring leader, with 23 touchdowns and 140
points, followed by "Brud" Ash and John Goggin with 54 and 48 re-
spectively. Joe 's total set a new school record for scoring in a single
season, breaking a 1953 mark.
This year, despite cold weather, excellent crowds came out to see
our sextet in action and were well rewarded as the Raiders outplayed
their opponents throughout the year, winning six games by margins of
at least twenty-five points.
The team lost a valuable center and co-captain, Dwayne Welch,
at the season's midpoint when he moved to Califomia. Our lone loss
occurred on the first Saturday after his departure.
Below are the scores of the games:
Topsfield 31 York 0 Topsfield 50 Lancaster 13
Topsfield 46 Cambridge 20 Story '7 Topsfield 6
Topsfield 56 Bromfield 18 Topsfield 24 Essex Aggie 12
Topsfield 31 Hamilton 6 Topsfield 32 Perley 6
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FRONT ROW, L. to R.: J. Swindell,
W. Ingraham, J. Goggin, J. Clark.
SECOND ROW: Coach McLaughlin,
Swindell, Manager, D. Ives, C. And-
erson, P. Ives, F. Underhill, Manager
BACK ROW: R. Ash, D. Cronis, B.
Godfrey, J. Pirrotta.
In basketball, 1957 was the year in which Topsfield won its first
Merrimack Valley League championship. The Red Raiders chalked
up a record of five wins and one loss in League competition and a
season 's total of thirteen and seven.
After taking the loop title, the locals were knocked out in the
semi-finals of the Valley Tourney and were eliminated in the Bay
Warren Rockwell paced the Raiders with 504 points for the season
to set a new school mark, eclipsing the old high by nearly 100 points.
He also rewrote two records in the Bay State Tournament with his 44
points and 14 foul shots in one game.
Other high scorers for the season were Dave Ives 208, John Goggin
186, "Brud" Ash 148, and Joe Swindell 126.
Below are the scores of the games:
St, Jean 53
St. Jean 45
Essex Aggie 40
St. Joseph 48
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FRONT ROW, L. to R.: N. Rust, E. Boucher, C. MacNulty, S. Godfrey, P. Wade, S. Broderick, J.
Callahan. BACK ROW: P. Owen, Manager, J. Melzard, C. Thibodeau, F. Ralph, Coach Couhig, C.
Castle, B. Banks, D. Munsell.
The Topsfield girls, coached by Mrs. Couhig,
placed third in the Merrimack Valley League this
year with a mark of two wins and four losses. Their
total record was five and nine.
At the conclusion of the regular season, the lo-
knocked out in the semi-finals by Perley, the event
Phyllis Wade led the scorers with 254 points for
the season, followed by Nancy Rust's 149 and "Tib"
Thibodeau with 120.
cals moved into the Valley Toumey, only to be
Below are the s
Topstield 53. .
Merrimac 54. .
Topsfield 47. . .
Topsfie ld 43 .
Perley 59 . .
Ipswich 45 .
Merrimac 43 .
Topsfield 47 .
Topsfield 38. .
Ipswich 44. . . .
cores of the games:
. Hamilton 48
. . Topsfield44
. . Hampstead 25
. . . Topsfield 43
. . . Topsfield 40
. . . Topsfield 35
. . . Hamilton 27
. . Hampstead 29
. . Topsfield37
. Topsfield 37
. . Topsfield 35
DANVERS SAVINGS BANK
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FRONT ROW L to R R Ash, S Katz E Gaskell W Ingraham, W Rockwell B Godfrey, D
D1Francesco BACK ROW D Brodeuck Manager J Haywood R Skeffmgton J Robmson
Anderson, P Gnffin, S Chisholm, Coach McLaugh11n
STANDING, L to R.: S VQBGILLUWE, J Lenfestey, M. Robmson, G Clark, S Prrrotta. KNEEL
ING: S. Nolan
ARMSTRONG 'S TOY STORE WOODBURY FUEL COMPANY
Dafwefsn M355 Topsfxeld, Mass
FRONT ROW, L to R C Thxbodeau S Godfrey E Boucher, P Fraher J Potter N Rust D Munsell
BACK ROW J Owen, A Perkins, C Castle, Coach Coulng, J Houston, Coach Blanchard L Froburg S
VanGilluwe J Fisher
FRONT ROW, L to R M Clark, I. Mann, E Boucher S Godfrey, J Potter J Flsher BACK ROW Coach
Polsonettx, Coach Louhxg J Melzard, J Houston, J MacNu1ty J Callahan, S Brodenck C Glles Ma
AIMY, BIGELOW and WASHBURN A FRIEND
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FRONT ROW, L. to R T Bedell, J Mmnehan, R Gaskell, P
Rockwell, P Lynch, D Balentme, R Carter T Ralph BACK ROW
Coach Crowell R Underhlll F Balevre, M Snnth, P Castle A
Hall, C Carter, P Kushnnck, R Beaumont Manager, B Sanger,
FRONT ROW L. to R R Underhill, M Banus, J Reldy, J Mlnnehan, T Bedell, P Blades, P Rockwell
G Mann BACK ROW: Coach I-hgley, T Ralph, P Cunnmgham, P Lynch, M Sm1th, P Castle, A Hall,
R Gaskell F Balevre, R Beaumont, Manager
DANVERS NATIONAL BANK C 8a C ELLIOTT FUELS
Danvers Mass Topsfreld Mass
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Marcley, D Ward KNEELING D Ward
FRONT ROW, L to R J Krug, M Clark, J Mosher, R Cunmngham, C Ed
raham, P Earl, S Evrtts, J Owen, J Frsher, C Giles Manager BACK ROW
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HY!-AND DIN-ER PARSONS FLOWER suor
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h111 Treasurer John Goggin Presmdent
Mr Dresser E11een Boucher Vrce Presr
dent Sara Van Gllluwe Secretary
BACK ROW Marguerrte Robmson kuce
Godfrey Scott Nolan, Wendy Fales
FRONT ROW L toR Joan Potter Art
Edrtor Jamce Houston Busrness Manager
Erleen Boucher Photography Edxtor
BACK ROW Arthur Froburg Co edltor
S1dneyHur1burt Co edltor
PARENT TEACHHK AJSOCIATION
FRONT ROW L to R R Beaumont R Blades BACK ROW J Tobey W Banks R Peverly
E Thompson, S Ingalls, C Stahlbrand B Stul D K-1118 S Ingalls
tz S Goddard Mrs Nyqu1st B Banks
FRONT ROW L toR A Means E Boucher S S Broderxck J Callahan P Wade M Fuller
Elwell A Perkms N Desmaraas S Van Gllluwe M Robmson W Fales M Fuller C Peterson
Vlce Presldent J Houston Presldent S Godfrey L Froburg S Nolan BACK ROW T Savage
Secretary P Fraher E Thompson E Thompson A Froburg S Nolan J G0gg1D S Hiurlburt
C G11es J Gangx V Durkee SECOND ROW J Swmdell W Ingraham S Cardelh
C Croms S K1ng P Owen C Castle B Banks
LYONS FUNERAL HOME
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ROZANNE S PICLLLO sHoE REPAIR
DSDVP-YS, Mass- Danvers, Mass.
lt was a balmy sprrng rught on May 23 1956 beautxful rock garden brrmmrng wrth flowers and
when the doors of Woodbury Audrtorrum were opened on the walls were assorted blooms
for the Junror Prom which was scheduled to start At ten o clock the Queen and her Attendants
at erght o clock wrth Dave Manuel s Orchestra were chosen by the band Stephana Broderlck was
Slowly the guests began to arrrve the frrst were selected as our Queen. Her lace covered lavender
and Mrs Crevatrs and our class advrsor Mr George OIIVC Prngree of Georgetown and Donna DeGroot
Retalrs By nrne o'clock the Prom was well under from Readmg were chosen as the Attendants
wa When the dance ended many of us scattered for
The decoratrons commrttee was well rewarded refreshments after whrch we would up the brg nrght
for therr hard work by the many compliments whrch at Carole Peterson s house for an rnformal get to
they l'CCC1V6d The center of attractron was a gether
THE QUEHV, ATTENDANTS, AND ESCORTS William THE GRAND MARCH was led by Presxdent Stephana
Ingraham Olrve Pmgree Stephana Hoderlck Belman Broderrck and her escort Belman Carter shown here wrth
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