Towle High School - Spirit Yearbook (Newport, NH)

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K -- , 1. .- . A E 1 ' ffihf 5 -in f ' .ly " 1 A 25 5 , 8 1 '1 THE PIRIT of T0 LE A Publication by the Students of The Senior Class of Towle High School s Newport, New Hampshire 1 THE SPIRIT QF TO LE cUolume Eleven Thfwport, H., graduation Number func, 1937 "As a Sower Sows His Wheatfield" SALUTATORY "On May 4, 1796, in Franklin, Massachusetts, a son, Horace Mann, was born to Puritan parents. They instilled in him a great desire for education, but his early youth offered very meager oppor- tunities for learning. Nevertheless, in 1819, he graduated from Brown University. Three years later, he entered law school and after due pre- paration was admitted to the bar. He opened an office in Dedham, was afterwards elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and later became President of the Massachusetts Senate. His big day, however, was June 29, 1837 "-just one hundred years ago next Satur- day-" when he made a decision unlike the decisions of most men. He had been offered a position by a corporation in which he could earn a thousand dollars in a few weeks. He had also been offered a secretaryship in the then newly- creatcd Board cf Education with a small un- known salary. He gave up the more remunera- tive position. For his services on the board he was voted fifteen hundred dollars. When he heard of this munificent appropriation he said, 'One thing is certaing if I live and have health, I will be revenged on them 5 I will do more than fifteen hundred dollars worth of good.' He did. In 1839, he opened the first American normal school at Lexington. That same year he went to Europe to study the continental school system. Added to his determination was a pleasing per- sonality. Consequently, he was elected to succeed John Quincy Adams in the United States House of Representatives. Sometime later he was appointed President of the then partially com- pleted Antioch College in Ohio, where after six years of exhaustive work, he died August 2, 1859." As I pondered over this inscription-a bare summary of the man's achievements, it came to my mind that it omitted mention of the one in- fluence in his life which I believed was all- important. Then to my delight, I found engraved at 'the base of the statue this quotation from Horace Mann, "Had I the power, I would scatter libraries over the whole world as a sower sows his Wheatfieldf' A Libraries, yes. Benjamin Franklin had given one to the town which now bears his name-the 'town in which Horace Mann was born, and it was from this library that he received much of his early education. For this reason, Horace Mann ever afterwards felt that libraries were necessary to supplement the school. Like Benja- min Franklin before him, he owed his education to solitary studyg and, like Franklin, he felt 'that the library offers as great an opportunity for development as does the school. An .ominous rumble forced me to realize that this monument was not before me alt all but that it was a vision, a. memorial this man had made for himself in the hearts of men. Again, the thunder crashed and the lightning made day of night. It fully awakened me from my reverie, but left me filled with admiration. for the spirit of this man, who could take his revenge on his petty fellow men by enlarging the horizon of their offspring, so that the second generation would no longer be petty, but see life in its true values- not from a selfish financial standpoint, but from a consideration of the welfare of mankind in general. We dedicate our exercises to Horace Mann, it is true, but we further dedicate 'them to that spirit of unselfish devotion and service which has in the generation past characterized the lives of our great teachers and leaders, because they knew that "the highest form of service we can perform for others, is to help them help them- selves." I speak to you as Horace Mann spoke to his students. "If ever there was a cause, if ever there can be a cause, worthy 'to be upheld by all toil or sacrifice that the human heart can endure, it is the cause of education." ' MIRIAM VAUGHAN. .31-m ," " be ,- 9' ' THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE3 Last Will and Testament of the Class of I937 Be it known that the Class of '37, having reached the dignity of elevated seniors, after climbing the long and strenuous path to wisdom, do on this day of June 12, 1937, before the Supreme Court of this nation and all other powerful dignitaries -declre, specify and state t-his will to be our first, last and only testament. To the Juniors We leave our love of windows that never break, games that are never lost- and business enter- prises that never fail. To the Sophomores: All improvements that our class has acquired in four years of patient striving. To the Freshmmz: We want the Freshmen 'to replace us in the eyes .of the townspeople as the modern younger generation. To the Faculty: The cooperation we have always tried to de- velop to its fullest extent. To the Schoolboafrd: The excellent blue prints for our "phantom gym." Guy Dodge wills Joe Kawzowicz his chemistry knowledge and discovery that chemists were wrong when they said girls contained little sugar. Guy ought to know. To Lucille Hall, Dorothy Osborne's tickets to all points south. You -do agree don't you, Dot, that Boston is most- interesting? The talent to appear from nowhere and "hit hard" on the grid-iron is bequeathed by Bill Douglass to Roland Hall. Just dontt slay them, Roland. It is hoped that Erkki Mackey will accept David Chase's extra inches of height. Dave's found they give the heart more room to expand. VVhile Esther Cutting renders Herbert Smith 'the line "that's what love is all about," Audrey Ellingwood, who is inclined to wonder about it, adds the song, "Heaven Help This Heart of Mine." Leon Emerson designates that Andrew Koski should adopt the ability to do both farm and school work. Our class knows that Leon does both. The treasurer of "Towle's Richest Class," Robert Hurd, forfeits his "Ford" to Jimmy Dur- rance. Bob's too honest to register his car with the class money. To Herbert Brooks, Francis Hewson's desire to conquer his self-consciousness and sul:-:lue his laughter. Francis just isn't a conquerer. Willena Hastings wills Frances Metcalf her skill at driving "Model Ts" and "Streamlined Streaks", and Richard Smith adds his love of "just riding around." The Class of '38 will never need to debate on where they will have their class picnic as Miriam Vaughan bequeaths her surplus of individuality. W'ith the closing of school, Lucius Nichols departs from his "Economical" romance. You may have ift, Waterman. All you need to do, Ray, is to be at school noon-hours and know the answers. Aili Peltonen bequeaths her "realms 'and realms" of poetry to Dorothy Daimont. Remem- ber, Dot, just the poetry, not her artist's appear- ance. The concentrative powers of our class are cen- tered in John Stubbe, the city boy who made good in the country. John leaves the custody of his powers to Richard Dent, as Dick already has the look of a deep thinker. Richard Purmort loans Peter Anastos a pair of his long trousers. You may grow up yet, Peter. "Dick," you may remember was a .long time at it, but he did it. Domestic Arts has the study of "Wood"-work especially for Ruth Wi1lette's sake. Next year Ruth will let Frances Kennedy carry on if she's interested. Speaking of "wood," Walter Cher- nouski is forsaking his aptness at setting up pins to Eino Kosenen. May you miss as many bowling balls as Walter has had to. I The prize Economics notebook, which incideht- ly is Harlow Nelson's, our class wishes to present to Margaret Maley. It is our hope that you possess a. filing system. Harlow doesn't. Upon Gail Anderson, Muriel Bell bestows her lack of agricultural knowledge. Do you know on what cherries grow, Gail? Muriel never heard about VVashington and his little hatchet until the Senior Play. To Julia Edes, Catherine Lacey's brilliant makeup which she "Arthur-ized." You know, Art for Art's Sake. ,i PAGE4 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE Loui Bonaccorsi wills his capacity as business manager for affairs connected with both the senior class and the Cheney Street Gang to Francis Edes. To do as well as Loui did you'll need a truck, Francis. Merton Sayles, the "Gum Drop Eating Romeo," leaves his love of the dramatic and also the humorous to Barbara Hyatt. You've proved, Barbara, that you can follow in the dramatic parts, now for the humorous. Yvonne Roy surrenders her French accent and looks to Yvonne Proulx. May you never mimic Simone Simon! Gladys Howand wills her winning smile and laughing brown eyes to Jean Plumeridge. Jean, however, seems to win friends through her own attractiveness. To Albert Sharps, Karl Peterson's position "on the other side of .the fence" in arguments that the seniors are noted for. George Hamilton gives his song, "You're My One And Only" to Alex Kischitz. Perhaps, Alex, i't will relieve you of all your former troubles if you sing' it real often. Cynthia Fryer wills her love of cream-colored trucks to Audrey Cummings. We'll admit, Cynthia, there is something about a creamery. Richard Winn bequeat-hs his deep voice which never seems to lose its volume to Charles Brown, who is already following Dick's example. To Ella Barton, Eleanor Hall's desire to do and say the least expected. You Can't pull the "wool" over our eyes. Robert Hayward wills his hidden surplus of speed to next year's track team in hopes that they will be able to find and use it. Philip Hackwell bequeaths his appreciation of good Reed-ing, including Vfiotofrikr,-n masterpieces, to Ashton Pike. Do you suppose you'll find Phil's Esquire styles in your reading, Ashton? To Alice Strong, Ruth Rowell wills her knowl- edge of English history, especially important dates when James the First reigned. Bea Rowe stays at home too, but not to read. She be- queaths her song, "Love Thy Neighbor" to Betty Jordan. Janet Muzzey leaves her ability to be in two places at once during hockey season to Eva Paris. There's a knack to it, Eva. Lyman Miller wills his desire but disability to republicanize centain Towle students to Margaret Fairbanks. Perhaps, Margaret, you can carry on Lyman's campaign. To Nathalie Spaulding, Donald Conroy's pieces of glass kept as souvenirs for the bills he's paid for broken glasses. Perhaps, Nat, they'll remind you to keep track of yours. , P George Maxham bequeaths his qualifications for employment in the Sunapee Information Booth to Arlene Turk. Bill's special qualities are 'his gift of talk and knowledge of the Sunapee Lake region. "Johnnie" Sing bequeaths his tbilities in va- rious fields including those covered in golf tours, to "Nicky" Kischitz. A warning, "Nicky," is to stay away from dime-dancing if you ever go to the "Big City." Evelyn Warmer leaves her knowledge of alge- braic formulas which she is yet to apply in connection with calories, to Pearl Newton. We don't blame you for not trying it, Evelyn 5 algebra's just one problem after another. WE know. To Robert Winn, Frank Beauchaine's Love of school vacations, especially when hunting and fishing seasons are at their heights. Are there any other reasons, Frank? Walter Gintowt wills his ability to get the Mcwcham-um of speed out of his one hundred yard-dashes and his Taylor-ed strides between hurdles to John Brill. Did. I omit any girls who are interested in track? Arthur Brault wills his strong heart, developed through that strenuous exercise, Rowe-ing, to Ottie Flint. Ought he? Rita Trudeau leaves her alphabetical list of Romecs to- Martha Emery, as Rita is inclined to believe that the "President" should come first. Remember, the President has a cabinet? James Brock wills his desire to involve chemis- try with all subjects to James Hennessy. Joanne Condon bequeaths her share of in-Teague-rity to all pupils who have to take tests when text books have been neglected. ' To Aaro Rievo, John Upham's iisherman's knowledge. "Uppy" believes the way to be ready to go fishing early in the morning is to stay up all night. 7 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGES Margaret Peabody Wills her title, "Everybody's Friend" to Emma Barton. "Laugh and be merryg remember, better the world with a song." To next yearis driving class, Bent-ha Antilla wills her "Baby Austin" to be used as a demonstrator. Merle Leonard bestows his automobile upon Edward Smith. I't's to be used as the "Towle Diner" if Edward. will accept it and promise to :furnish recreation and food. To "Jimmy" Flanagan, "Phil" Lees leaves his ability to ily off the handle. Are we wrong, "Phil"? We may be thinking of you flying down one mile tracks. Amelia Peters wills -her taxi service to school to Rowena Marcus. We'll assure you, Rowena, that it's quicker than bicycling. Walter Piotrowski forfeits our school motto "Honesty, Industry, Courtesy, and Cooperation" to James Houghton. May "Jimmy" teach it to as many pupils as "Duffy" has. To Frank Cram, Phyllis Newt.on's dancing technique. Frank at least strives to represent the three lower classes on the cornmeal-covered floor of the Chellis Auditorium. June Brill, the senior class' only aristocratic vagabond, wills her desire to be in Newport when Winter's here to Charlotte Reed. John Wood bequeaths his famous apple pies to the Mansfield, Wirkkala, Haggart threesome who certainly know how to make food disappear. Walter Wirkkala extends his greeting "How- do" to Curtis Chase, who says "Hi" and waves that good looking hat of his. Josephine Smith surrenders her honest excuse "I don't know" 'to Helen Hardy, who will probably be like our class has been-at a loss for wordes in history class. John Snape wills his legible handwriting in original essays and other papers to Winifred Kennedy. Truthfully, Winnie, it's as easy to read as typewritten manuscripts are. Janet Pitraszkiewicz bequeaths her trim ap- pearance which she owes partially to Peterson's Dress Shop to Rita Carr. Rita has for red patches. Gertrude Willette wills her desine to balance- mentally the unbalanced to any girl who can stand the nervous strain that accompanies such -.-r?.L.' a vocation. "Gert's" motto is "Do, or die in the attempt." Frank Stankiewicz forfeits his "fifty dollar vocabulary," including that term "military gladiators" or "dead soldiers" to Peter Hasevlat. Richard Jordan, the boy who came back to keep the class spirits up, wills his familiarity of Bel- knap Avenue to Arvo Saarniioki. Arvo, however, seems to find his way about Newport without assistance. ELEANOR GOULD. Whereunto we affix our hand and seal this twelfth -day of June, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven. In copy and witness attest ARVO SAARNIJ OKI, who hasn't read it. ERKKI MACKEY, who doesn't want to. CURTIS CHASE, who doesn't care. Ode To Horace Mann Afili Peltonen Moonlit shadows shifted by the slumbering trees, W averecl o'cr each traveler in the gentle breeze, As lo! his eye befell upon the marble white, Of ethereal being enhanced by earthly light, Enthralled by more than earthly hand, Marbleg-softly sculptured marble,-statue of Horace Mann. Stnunch, steadfast statue of stone, Whose pattern stands for one alone, One, whose word brought education,- To high as well as low born of the nation,- An inspiration,-molding ideals into realistic dreams, Efficient education's prophet,-Horace Mann. Statue-marble white-gleaming in earthly light, 'Neath whispering willow winds of night, Hide not your code of life behind a mortal's mask! Proclaim purity-purity of mind, of speech, of soul. Voice virtue-virtue to be a steadfast foe of vice. Champion of purity and virtue-Horace Mann. Upon .the carved celestial brow Of this symbolic statue,-a. laurel lay- To crown the father of our common school. Drinker from enticing education's pool, Grasp the cup of learning, Held out by one who felt a thirst fierce burning- 'i PAGE6 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE For the keen, bright blaze of knowledge,- Cupbearer of the scholar's world,- Horace Mann. "Lift from .throbbing tyranny- Your ideals,-desires,-invite integrity, And leave behind thee in thy passing, A victory won for humanity, An emblem, to be engraven by posterity." "Live a life of purity, Of simplicity, sanctity, sincerity,- Of triumph, truth and trust,- In Him most dear to thee,-" Soft spoke the marble statue,-glistening in earthly light,- To each traveler in the moonlit night, As lo! -his soul brought homage- To this evangel, prophet, pilgrim,- Father of education,- Horace Mann. -kli- Class Prophecy Hello, everyone: This is your regular program of Events of the Day, conducted by Esther Cutting in the absence of your news commentator, Eleanor Gould. As her sincere friend, and having previously aided the well-known news reporter, I was invited by Eleanor to go on a trip with her to Washing- ton, where she was to sit in at an important conference. On the way down, however, Eleanor met with a slight accident, so at her request I agreed to take the trip alone in her place, send her the data, and then go where I pleased. So, in place of the regular news, I shall give you a summary of my trip as told to my diary: June 12, 1950-Dear Diary, So many things happened today, among them an unexpected trip to Washington, and excitement reigned from then on. Almost the first person I met in .the capital city was Harlow Nelson, the nation's lea-ding statistician. He is a source of pride to this country, since he has balanced our budget for us, in the small period of time that he has been Balancer of the Budget. Harlow is keeping up on Newport News apparently. He said .that Josephine Smith has moved to Clare- mont to save time and trouble. Arthur Brault is the leading soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which is playing over the radio. It seems that Audrey Ellingwood, Cynthia Fryer, and Amelia Peters, among others, are calmly sailing the Sea of Matrimony. Harlow had a business appointment with John Sing, our Ambassador to France, so I started off to amuse myself until evening. My eye was caught by bright book jackets on a corner news stand, and, curious to know what book had reached fame recently, I glanced at it, only to discover a picture of our own John Snape, who has just published "Gone NVith the Weather." All the noted critics predict a great future if he main- tains 'this high level of writing. As I walked a few steps farther, I noticed something vaguely familiar about the Theater Billboard I was pass- ing. Realization came to me as I saw that George Hamilton has replaced Bing Crosby on Ra-dio and Screen, with James Brock as his faithful follower. To all appearances, Brock has improv- ed on Bob Burns's bazooka. Did I say I had a busy day? Yes, but that is not all that happened! After eating, I went roaming again, only to meet more of my class- mates of thirteen years ago. Senator Richard Heath Jordan and his wife, the former Olive Dawson, practically walked over me because of 'their absorption in each other. When they recognized me, they stopped .to talk about old times. From their accounts, Lucius is in a corporation with Leon Emerson, and their farm is known as the best in Lempster. It's quite a novelty to have farms in Lempster, I guess. During our talk, Dick mentioned the fact that Guy Dodge has contracted to build them a new house-or rather a mansion, from the description. I admit I was rather tired, so I returned to my hotel to tell Dear Diary all the news. Since I must get ready to leave quite early tomorrow, I bid you goodnight, diary. The following is a special announcement: Ladies! Would you like to attain the charm and poise that you have so often admired in other Women? Of course you would. Then attend the A B C Charm School, see Miss Antilla for a THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE7 new hair-dog have your figure completely re- mol-ded by Miss Brill, or, learn from Miss Con- don how to register perfect facial expressions all the way from placid indifference to highest emotion. Now to get on with the news- June 13, 1950-Dear Diary, Washington yesterday, New York today. And it seems that I meet some of my classmates every time I turn around. A't the station today I came upon Janet Muzzey and her missionary husband, bound for Canada. Janet was simply bursting with news, so I merely listened to a flow of gossip to they effect that Walter Cher- nouski has taken Rubinoiins place with the Chevrolet Program, Margaret Peabody is con- ducting an Orphanage, with Rita Trudeau as the strict matron, and Richard Winn is delivering travelogues in social gatherings. When the train came in, I gave my bags to a "Redcap" who turned out to be William Doug- lass. He told me Loui Bonaccorsi was on the same train, so he secured for me a seat in back of Loui, and we had a very enlightening con- versation. I learned that he is the same famous doctor I have read about, and that he was headed for an operation in one of New York's largest hospitals. Walter Gintowt is his assist- ant, and Gladys Howard is 'the hospital's very able technician. When the train reached New York, I had planned on some shopping, so I entered a smart establishment. Who should be modeling but Dorothy Osborne! She started with the company in a secretarial position, but her beauty overwhelmed the modeling department and pushed her up the ladder to fame. After shopping for a while, I decided to attend the Marathon Bicycle Races I had seen adver- tised. I was led to a seat besi-de Merton Sayles, the state's greatest Economist. He began his career by selling a new kind of gas which does not explode when heated, but even his superb Saylesmanship failed him and he gave it up. The winners of the race rode up, and Philip Lees came in first with flying colors, so we went down to deliver our congratulations, but we coul-dn't get to him through the thick mob. We did see Janet Pitraszkiewicz, however, who said she had gone to the races to pass time until the Fleet should arrive in port, bearing Karl Peterson, an officer on the fiagship New Hampshire. When I asked her if she knew about any of our class- mates, she informed me that Francis Hewson, a forest ranger, has just published a book on forestry. Robent Hayward, 'the boy who always slept more than he studied, is living a life of ease on a. Cuban sugar plantation. Lyman Miller is hea-dmaster of a high school in New York City, teaching Economics on the sideg and John Stubbe is superintendent of schools in a New Jersey town across the river. Merle Leon- ard and Evelyn Wanner teach under him. I had 'to return to my room, and on the way I noticed a sign in the window of a building, bearing the following announcement: "Philip Hackwell, Undertaking Parlors." Phil always did look toward the future. Goodnight, Diary. Here is another special announcement: Mothers! Are your shopping days hampered by small children following you around? If they are, why don't you leave your youngsters in charge of the "Cheerful Cherub Nursery?" They will receive excellent care, you may be sure, because the nursery is operated by Phyllis Newton, Yvonne Roy, and Gertrude Willette. Now to continue the news- June 14, 1950-My Dear Diary, Since my time was limited this morning, I went out early in order to have a few extra moments before .train-time. As I walked along, I heard a creaking noise above me. Looking up, my eyes fell on a very artistically -designed sign, stating the direction to the Hall-Lacey Dog Kennels. Evidently Eleanor is using her art, even concern- ing dogs. After I boarded the train, I bought a paper, and glancing through it, saw a picture of Ruth Rowell, famed archeologist, who is on an expedition. Turning to 'the literary page, my roving eye was captured by a headline about a new style of poetry being fostered by Aili Peltonen. The A. dz P. Stores had an advertise- ment in the paper, with Donald Conroy desig- nated as business manager. George Maxham is president of a new society, formed to help people find a way 'to use leisure time. Beatrice Rowe, as you probably know, is president of the Berkeley Stores, Inc. John Wood and Ruth Willette, now Mr. and Mrs., advertise their chain of White Mountain Hotels. Walter Piotrowski and Frank Beauchaine are in business together selling a new wreck-proof automobile. 1 After I found Eleanor's daily column, I began . PAGE8 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE reading through it casually, but imagine my surprise when I learned that David Chase is principal of Stevens High School! Her gossip column also stated that Muriel Bell is married and manages her husband quite as efficiently as she managed in Towle. In the political News section was a picture of Wal'ter Wirkkala and an article by him, as the presi-dent of the Farm Bureau. I finally came to the amusement page, where a photograph of Miriam Vaughan appear- ed, under which the caption was, "Katherine Hepburn's Successor." Frank Stankiewicz is named the best bet in the coming wrestling match in Madison Square Gardens. Bob Hurd has become the champion golf pro of the New Eng- land states and is looking for "new worlds to conquer." - Well, Dear Diary, I'm safe at home again. As I descended from the train, I heard some startling news. Willena Hastings inherited a fortune, so she is financing a botanical expedition, with Richard Smith and John Upham as her trusty guides. Added to that, on my arrival in town I saw a policeman, somewhat shorter than our former one, and when he turned toward me, I realized I was gazing upon the countenance of Dick Purmort, Chief of the Police Force. I'1n prepared for almost any surprise now, but all of our classmates are accounted for, so tl1at's that. Goodnight, Diary. Ladies and Gentlemen: You have just listened to a special program in the absence of your regu- lar commentator, who will be back tomorrow at the same time, .to give all you listeners the latest news, hot from the press. Thank you for listening, and Cheerio! ESTHER CUTTING. Education: The Debt Eternal By Horact Mmm ORATION Some eulogize our system of Popular Educa- tion, as though worthy to be universally admired and imitated. Others pronounce it circumscribed in its action, and feeble, even where it acts. Let us waste no time in composing this strife. If good, let us improve it, if bad, let us reform it. It is of human institutions, as of men,-not any is so good that it cannot be made better, nor so bad, that it may not become worse. Our system of education is not to be compared with those of other states or countries, merely to determine whether it may be a little more or a little less perfect than theyg but it is to be contrasted with our highest ideas of perfection, and then the pain of the contrast to be assuaged, by improving it, forthwith and continually. The love of excellence looks ever upward towards a higher standard, it is unimproving pride and arrogance only, that are satisfied with being superior to a lower. No community should rest contented, with being superior to other communities, while it is in- ferior to its own capabili'ties. The science and the art of Education, like every thing human, depend upon culture, for advance- ment. And they would be more cultivated, if the rewards for attention, and the penalties fO1 neglect, were better understood. When effects follow causes,-quick as thunder, lightning,- even infants and idiots learn to beware, or they act, to enjoy. Now, in this world, the entire succession of events, which fills time and makes up life, is nothing but causes and effects. These causes an-d efects are bound and linked 'together by an adamantine law. And the Deity has given us power over the effects, by giving us power over the causes. This power .consists in a knowledge of the connection established between causes and effects,-enabling us to foresee the future conse- quences of present conduct. If' you show to me a handful of perfect seeds, I know that, with appro- priate culture, those seeds will produce a growth after their kind, whether it be of pulse, which is ripened for human use in a month, or of oaks, whose lifetime is centuries. So, in some of the actions of men, consequences follow conduct with a lock-step: in others, the effects of youthful ac- tions first burst forth as from a subterranean current, in advanced life. In those great rela- tions which subsist between different generations, -between ancestors and posterity,-effects are usually separated from their causes, by long intervals of time. The pulsations of a nation's heart are to be counted, not by seconds, but by years. Now, it is between our conduct and its consequences, where one generation sows, and another generation reapsg-it is in this class of cases, that the greatest and most sorrowful of human errors originate. Yet, even for these, a benevolent Creator has supplied us with an anti- THE SPIRI 'r OF TOWLE PAGE9 dote. He has given us the faculty of reason, whose especial office and function it is, to dis- cover the connection between causes and effectsg and thereby .to enable us so to regulate the causes of today, as to predestinate the effects of to- morrow. In the eye of reason, causes and effects exist in proximity. They lie side by side, what- ever length of time, or distance of space, comes in between .them. If I am guilty of an act or a neglect, today, which will certainly cause the in- iiict-ion of a wrong, it matters not whether that wrong happened, on the other side of the globe, or in the next century. Whenever or wherever it happens, it is mineg it belongs to meg my con- science owns i'tg and no sophistry can give me absolution. Who would think of acquitting an incendiary, because the train which he had laid and lighted, first circuited the globe before it reached and consumed his neighbor's dwelling? From the nature of the case, in education, the effects are widely separated from the causes. T-hey happen so long afterwards, that the reason of the community loses sight of the connection between them. It does not bring the cause and the effect together, and lay them, and look at them, side by side. If, instead of twenty-one years, the course of Nature allowed but 'twenty-one days, to rear an infant to the full stature of man-hood, and to sow in his bosom, the seeds of unbounded happi- ness or of unspeakable misery,-I suppose, in that case, the merchant would abandon his bargains, and the drunkard would hie homeward from the midst of his revel, and that twenty-one days would be spent, without much sleep, and with many prayers. And yet, it cannot be denied, that the consequences of a vicious educa- tion, inflicted upon a child, are now precisely the same as they would be, if, a't the end of twenty-one days after an infanlt's birth, his tongue were already roughened with oaths and blasphemy, or he were seen skulking through society, obtaining credit upon false pretences, or with rolls of counterfeit bills in his pockets, or were already expiating his offences in the bond- age and infamy of a prison. And the conse- quences of a virtuous education, at the endf of twenty-one years, are now precisely the same as they would be, if, at the end of twenty-one days after his birth, .the infant had risen from his cradle into the majestic form of manhood, and were possessed of all those qualities and attrib- utes, which a being created in the image of God ought to have 9-with a power of fifty years of beneficen-t labor compacted into his frame 3-with nerves of sympathy, reaching out from his ovsm heart and twining around the heart of society, so that the great social wants of men should be a part of his .consciousnessg-and with a mind able to perceive what is right, prompt to defend it, or, if need be, to die for it. It ought to be univer- sally understoo-d and intimately felt, that, in regard to children, all precept and exarnpleg all kindness and harshnessg all rebuke and commen- dationg all forms, indeed, of direct or indirect education, affect mental growth, just as dew, and sun, and shower, or untimely frost, affects vegetable growth. Indeed, so pervading and enduring is the eHect of education upon the youthful soul, that it may well be compared to a certain species of writing-ink, whose color, a't first, is scarcely perceptible, but which penetrates deeper and grows blacker by age, until if you consume the scroll over a coal-fire, the character will still be legible in the cinders. It ought to be understood and felt, that, however it may be, in a social or jurisprudential sense, it is nevertheless true, in the most solemn and dread- inspiring sense, that, by an irrepealable law of Nature, the iniquities of the fathers are still visited upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation. Nor do the children suffer for the iniquities only, of their parents, they suffer for their neglect and even for their ignorance. Hence, I have always admired that law of the Icelanders, by which, when a minor child commits an offence, the courts first make judicial inquiry, whether -his parents have given him a good education 5 and, if it be proved they have not, the child is acquitted and the parents are punished. In both the Old Colonies of Plymouth, and of Massachusetts Bay, if a child, over sixteen, and under twenty-one years of age, committed a certain capital offence against father or mother, he was allowed to arrest judgment of death upon himself, by showing that his parents, in the language of the law, "had been very un- christianly negligent in his education." LOUI BONACCOISI. 3133133 4 PAGE 10 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE Commercial Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girl Reserve 3, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, Div. Forel. FRANK BEAUCHAINE "Boots" General Course MURIEL BELL College Preparatory Course Activities: French Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President 4, Latin Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Stu-dent Council 3, 4, Theta Lambda Sigma, Prize Speaking, Senior Play, Glee Club 1, 3, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, -4, Junior Prom Com- mittee. LOUI BONACCORSI , General Course i Activities: , l Football 3, 4, Basketball 3, Band 2, 3"', Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, 2, Theta Lambda Sigma 4, Prize Speaking, Senior Play, Business Manager School Paper. l l l BERTHA ANTILLA "Bert" THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 11 ARTHUR BRAULT "Art" College Preparatory Course Activities: Football 21, 31, 4"', Baseball 195, 2, 3'k, 41, Captain Baseball 2, 32, 41, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 3, Band 22, St, Orchestra 1, 23, 32 President 311, Operetta li, Vice President Class 1, 2, 3, All State Orchestra 1, 2, All New England Orchestra 4. H. JUNE BRILL Nickname "Bug", "Jamey" College Preparatory Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, French Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, 2, Girl Reserves 3, 4, T. L. S. 4, Pinufore, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Senior Play. JAMES BROCK "Jim" General Course Activities: Scouts, Baseball, Hunting, Target Shooting. DAVID CHASE "Dave" General Course Activities: Track 2, 3, 4"f, Football 41, Treasurer T. L. S. 4, Towle A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1, 2, 3. PAGE 12 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE WALTER CHERNOWSKI General Course Activities: Track 3. JOANNE CONDON "Jong" "Batch" College Preparatory Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1, 2, 4, President, Pinafore, Girl Reserve 2, 3, 4, President 4, Latin Club 1, 2, Prize Speaking, Senior Play, Junior Prom Committee 3, Scholarship Day, Class President 2, T. L. S. 4, Drum Major 1, 2, 3, 4. DONALD CONROY "BU-fl" General Course Activities: 1 Glee Club 1, 2, Latin Club 1, 2, French Club 1, Band 2, 3, Prize Speaking 3, T. L. S. 4. ESTHER CUTTING "Pat" Commercial Course Activities: 1 Glee Club 1, Towle A. A. 3, 4, Junior Prom Committe, Junior Prize Speaking 3, Theta L. S 4, Class Prophecy 4, Biography. i THE SPIRIT OF TOWVLE PAGE 13 WILLIAM DOUGLASS "Bill" General Course Activities: Football 2, 3, 44, A. A. 2, 3, 4, Outdoor Club 1, Track 2. GUY ALBERT DODGE, JR. "Butch" V General Course Activities: Football 1, 22 Sak, 41, Basketball U, Chemistry Team 4, Class Historian 4. AUDREY ELLINGWOOD College Preparaltory Course Activities: Latin Club 1, 2, T. L. S. 4, French Club 1, 2, 3. LEON EMERSON "Emme" General Course Activities: Glee Club 2, 3, 4. PAGE 14 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE I College Preparatory Course Activities: Track 2, 3, 4, Orchestra and Band 2, 3'f, 43, All State Music 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, 2, Glee Club 1, 2, Student Council 3. ELEANOR GOULD "Lo1my", "GoulcIy" College Preparatory Course Activities: A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Hockey 1, 2", St, 42, Captain Latin Club 1, 2, French Club 1, 2, 3, T. L. S. 4, Sophomore Winter Carnival Committee, Junior Committee, Senior Reception Usher, Prize Speaking, Class Will, Spirit of Towle Staff, Girl Reserve 3, 4. PHILIP G. HACKWELL "Phil" General Course Activities: Track 2, Football 3, Senior Play 4, Proctor Squad 4, T. L. S. 4, A. A. 2, 3, 4, French Club 2. I CYNTHIA LAURA FRYER "Chubby", "C-ynta' Commercial Course Activities : Glee Club 1, 2, 4, T. L. S. 4. WALTER GINTOWT "Gim'S" THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 15 ELEANOR HALL General Course Activities: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club. GEORGE E. HAMILTON "Bones" General Course Activities: Football 1, 244, 3", 4"', Baseball 1, 2, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 WILLENA HASTINGS "Dooch,ic" General Course Activities 2, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. ROBERT HAYWARD "Bob" ofr Slu-jay" General Course Activities: Football 3, Baseball. PAGE 16 THE SPIRIT OF TOWVLE General Course GLADYS HOWARD General Course Activities: A. A. 2, 3, 4, T. L. S. 4. ROBERT HURD "Bob", "Hu1'die" General Course Activities: Towle Hi-Y 3, 4, President Basketball 4", A. A. 1, 2, 3, President Basketball 2, 3, 442 Baseball 3"', Treasurer Class 3, 4, Band 1, 2. RICHARD JORDAN "Dickie" n General Course Activities: Football 2, 3, 4, President of A. A. 4, Ski Team, Prize Speaking, Student Council 4, President of Class 2, Towle Hi-Y 2, 3, 4. HAROLD F. HEWSON "Sonny", "Shoe String" X 7,7 X., THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 17 l CATHERINE LACEY "Kay" General Course Activities: Glee Club 2, 3, 4, PHILIP LEES "Lightfoot" General Course l Activities: Baseball 1, Football 2, 3, 411, Track 2, 32, 42 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Ski Club 2, 3, Captain of Track. l MERLE LEONARD "Speedie" General Course 1 Activities: A. A. 3. l GEORGE MAXHAM "Bill" l Commercial Course Activities : 3 l Band 1, 2. FAGE 18 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE i LYMAN MILLER General Course Activities: 1-'wsball 2, 3, 421 Hi-Y 4, T. L. s. 4. JANET MUZZEY "Jan' Practical Arts Course Activities: uockey 3, 45 Basketball 2, 4, French Club 1, 2, 3, A. A. 1, 2 HARLOW NELSON General Course Activities: Football 2, Track 2, 4, T. L. S. 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Spirit of Towle 4 E-riitor, Student Council 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4, Vice President of Class '37. PHYLLIS ANNE NEWTON "Skipper", "Phil" Commercial Course Activities: A Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, T. L. S. 4. Y ,3,4. THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 19 LUCIUS H. NICHOLS "Nick" General Course Activities: Football 2, 3, 4't, Basketball 35, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4. DOROTHY OSBORNE "Dot" Commercial Course Activities: Hockey 2, Glee Club 1, 2, Senior Play, Student Council Secre- tary, A. A. Secretary, T. L. S. 4, Spirit of Towle staff. MARGARET PEABODY "Maggie" Commercial Course Activities: Glee Club 2, 3, Theta Lambda Sigma 4, Hockey 3, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. AILI K. PELTONEN "Katy", "Skippy" College Preparatory Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, 2, French Club 1, 2, 3, Secre- tary 4, T. L. S. 4, Girl Reserve 3, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Pinafore, Class Poem. PAGE 20 THE SPIRIT OF TOYVLE General Course Activities: A. A. 1, 2, 3"', 4, Latin Club 1, Glee Club 1, 2, T. L. S. 4. WALTER PIOTROWSKI "Duffy" Pat" General Course JANET PITRASWKIEWICZ "Jan" Commercial Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. AMELIA PETERS "Curly" Commercial Course Adtivities : Glee Club 1, 2, 3. KARL PETERSON "Bud" THE SPIRIT OF TOVVLE PAGE 21 RICHARD A. PURMORT "Dick", UR. A. P." General Course Activities : Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Vice President, Tol 3, 4", Class President 1, 3, 4, Student Council 33, Vice President 4', President, Basketball 4:', Science Club 412 BEATRICE ARLENE ROWE "Bit", "Bea" Commercial Course Activities: A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Senior Reception Usher 3, Girl Reserve 2, 35 Ski Club President 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, Secretary 3, Band 1, 2, Secre- tary 34' Class Secretary 3, 4, T. L. S. Secretary 4, French Club 2, Junior Prom Reception Committee, Graduation Committee. RUTH ROWELL "Ruthie" College Preparatory Course Activities : Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Pinafore 1, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 1, 2, 3, French Club 1, 2, 3, 4. YVONN E ROY General Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1. PAGE 22 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE MERTON EARLE SAYLES General Course General Course Activities: - Foc-tball 3, 41, Baseball 3, Band 2, 32, 4", Orchestra 2, 4":, Latin Club 1, 2, 3, Student Council 3, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom committee, Senior Receiving Committee. G. RICHARD SMITH "Rit" General Course JOSEPHINE M. SMITH "Joe" Commercial Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3. ., H, . 45385 1 D i Activities: Prize Speaking 31, Football, Manager Athletics, Senior Play, Glee Club. JOHN W. SING "Johnnie" THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 23 JOHN SN APE "J0h1my" General Course Activities : . Track 3, Theta Lambda Sigma-President. FRANK STANKIEWICZ "SfLHlk" Q General Course JOHN SUNAPEE STUBBE "Stub" College Preparatory Course Adtivities: - Track 4,1 Chess Club 2, 3, Latin Club 1, 2, 3,, History Team 4, Stamp Club 1, 2, 3, Theta Lambda Sigma 4. I RITA EMMA TRUDEAU "Reet", "Trudu" Practical Arts Course Activities: A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, French Club 1, Girl Reserves 4, Theta Lambda Sigma 4, Hockey 3, 4, Jr. Prom Committee. x all PAGE 24 THE SPIRIAT OF TOWLE l JOHN UPHAM "Uppy" General Course Activities: Track 2, 3, Football 2, 3, Basketball 4, Science Club 4. MIRIAM VAUGHAN College Preparatory Course Activities: Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, Hockey 1, Basketball 1, La'tin Club 1, 3, French Club 1, 2, T. L. S. 4, Junior Prize Speaking 3. Senior Play. EVELYN VVANNER General Course General Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Theta Lambda Sigma 4. GERTRUDE E. WILLETTE "Gert", "Trade" THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 25 RUTH H. WILLETTE "Rudy" Commercial Course Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 4, Theta Lambda Sigma 4, Hockey 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. RICHARD WIN N "Dick", "Rich" General Course WALTERAN WIRKKALA "Walt" General Course Activities : Glee Club 2, Manager fFootba11j U, Prize speaking, Theta Lambda Sigma 4. JOHN J. WOOD "Jake" General Course 'k Indicates winning' of letter. PAGE 26 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE The Teams that competed in Scholarship Day at Keene: 'VCHEMISTRY GUY DODGE JOHN SNAPE JAMES BROCK i' lx! Place 'liHISTORY JOHN STUBBE LYMAN MILLER HARLOW' NELSON ikglld Plan' FRENCH MURIEL BELL JOANNE CONDON MIRIAM VAUGHAN HONOR ROLL MURIBL BELL MIRIAM VAUGH.-xN HARLOW NELSON GLADYS HOWARD VVILLENA HASTINGS XVALTER XVIRKKALA JOANNE CONDON JUNE BRILL AILI PELTENON ELEANOR GOULD Prize Speaking The 1936 annual Junior Prize Speaking contest was a great success. There were live girls and three boys competing and for all their minority the boys took the first two places. prize wi'th Edgar Confession." Mer- and everyone was Merton Sayles took first Allen Poe'S "The Murderer's ton was outstandingly good completely satisfied with this choice. choice for second Loui Bonaccorsi was the place with Spartacus' Speech to the Gladiators, by E. Kellog, and Muriel Bell was given honora- ble mention. It was a hard long fight but fairly won. This spring Merton was scheduled to go to Durham for the state competition. During the year Mert was called upon several times to repeat his splen-did performance and this gave him an excellent chance to practice and perfect his form. Apparently his form was perfected to perfec- tion because when the time came to show his abilities at Durham he came back to us with iirst place in the serious declamation. Superlatives Boy Most Popular Richard Purmont Most Studious John Snape Most Versatile Merton Sayles Most Likely to Succeed Harlow Nelson Most Business Like Loui Bonaccorsi Most Radical Arthur Brault Most Individualistic John Stubbe Most Valuable to the Class Richard Purmont Most Cheerful Merton Sayles Best Looking David Chase Best Dressed Philip Hackwell Best Athlete George Hamilton Best Dancer Merton Sayles Class Sheik ' Arthur Brault Class Procrastinator Arthur Brault Wittiest Merton Sayles Girl Most Popular Rita Trudeau Most Studious Gladys Howard M.ost Versatile Eleanor Gould Most Likely to Succeed Muriel Bell Most Business Like Beatrice Rowe Most Radical Miriam Vaughan Most Individualistic Miriam Vaughan Most Valuable to the Class Beatrice Rowe Most Cheerful Willena Hastings Best Looking Dorothy Osborne Best Dressed Dorothy Osborne Best ,Athlete Rita Trudeau Best Dancer Bertha Antilla Class Flirt Class Procrastinator Wittiest Rita Trudeau Amelia Peters Eleanor Hall THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 27 History Class of Nineteen Thirty-Seven In 'the Fall of 1932, our class numbering 105, entered Towle High S.chool. We were reminded the first thing that we were Freshmen, and would have to obey t-he 'rules prescribed by the Sopho- mores. We were socially accepted at the Fresh- man Reception and were ready in a few weeks to enter into the various activities of the school. Our class was well represented in all athletics throughout the year. By a popular election Richard Purinort was chosen President of the class with Ar'thur Brault and Wanda Zekos as vice-president and secretary- treasurer respectively. We sponsored several socials that year all of which were very successful, financially as well as otherwise. Our Sophomore year started off with a bang, by the initiating of the new Freshmen. This proved 'to be a great deal of fun, and set our class up a notch in high school life. The leaders for the year were: President, Joanne Condon, vice-president Arthur Brault, and secretary-treasurer, Wanda Zekos. The big event in our sophomore year was the Winter Carnival followed by the Carnival Ball. This was the 3rd annual carnival and brought out a variety of talen't on the part of certain members of our class. Our Junior year opened with Richard Purmort at 'the helm, and Arthur Brault, Beatrice Rowe an-d Robert Hurd vice-president, secretary and treasurer in the order named. The big social event of the year was the Junior Prom. All the various committees did good jobs and everything went off smoothly. The Annual Junior Prize Speaking Contest was won by Merton Sayles, who did such an excellent piece of work that he was sent to Durham, New Hampshire, the next year and came home with iii-st prize, winning over contestants throughout the whole state. At the Senior year elections Richard Purmort was chosen president again, with Harl0w Nelson as vice-president, Beatrice Rowe as secretary, and Robert Hurd as treasurer. Harlow Nelson was chosen editor-in-chief of our school paper with a capable staff of assistants. For the annual senior play our class chose "Streamline Sue," a comedy in three acts. It was presented before a large audience and proved to be a huge success. The class was mush grieved at losing one of our quieter classmatesf Vesley Chamberlain, as the result of an automobile accident. At the annual scholarship day in Keene, the Chemistry team took first place in their division and the history team took second in theirs. This ranked Towle as third place in the high schools throughout the state. The class is 357.8 feet or 4294 inches or 10,906 cm. tall. A person composed of such proportions would weigh 8966 lbs. or 4075 hg. He would wear a size 48.5 shoe and would be 1135 years old. Loui Bonaccorsi has the larges't head in the class and Muriel Bell, the Valedictorian the smallest. The largest shoe, size 13, is worn by John Stubbe. Our class father is Walter Wirkkala, who is 24, and our son is Richard Smith, who is 16. After having enjoyed the various exercises connected with graduation, we will move on out into the world and leave a place for the class of 1938. - - , "Ignorance or Light?" I VA LEDICTORY I I have come to the conclusion that at long last, our only hope of preserving democracy is to ban- ish ignorance through education. The democracy, which we hope to preserve, implies the right of every individual to have a fair and equal opp.or- tunity. Democracy, as we understand it today is even more than representation of the people in government-it is political and social equalitq. Without public education is there not a possible consequence that our country would soon become a prey of anarchists? The individual liberties, which we are fortunate in possessing, today, enable us -to be free-'thinking people, who have the riht of self determination. PAGE 28 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE It is not in every nation that the citizens are able to uphold freely their own religion or to own private property inviolate against the depreda- tions of special interests. VVould you, the citizens of a democratic country surrender the individual liberties with which you are possessed? As we Jmick up the daily newspaper, we get from .the glaring headlines a general idea of that which is going on in the world about us. As we peruse more closely we read more detailed ac- counts, a majority of which are colored by skillful propagandists, distorting facts and otherwise, exposing us to numerous misconceptions. Are we, as yet, qualified to read and weigh these things intelligently? In our government, it is not tolerable for any man, however high, or for any group of men, however large, to prescribe what subjects may or may not be expounded in the press. We know that all measures designed to promote our welfare must depend for their success, in this country, upon the hearty support of public opinion. It is only by en- lightening and concentrating that opinion, that desirable results can be obtained. This is most effectively done by continuous appeals to the understanding of the people, by presenting the subject in every form of argument and persua- sion before the public mind an-d by giving the facts to the people. Are we, the free-thinking people of this nation willing to relinquish the opportunities set forth here, in regard to a free uncensored press? On one of those oft-recurring days, when the fate of the State or the Union is to be decided at the polls-is it not enough to make a patriot turn pale, to reficct upon the motives under which they may be given, and the consequences which they may lead? By the votes of prejudiced men, honorable men may be hurled from office and wicked men elevated to their places, useful offices abolished and sinecures created, the public wealth which has supported industries, squandered upon mercenaries, enterprise crippled-and thus capital -which has been honestly and laboriously ac- cumulated, turned into refuse-thus we see the whole policy of the government may be reversed and the social condition of millions changed-to gratify one man's grudge, or prejudice or lust to rule. From these examples we see the responsi- bilities which are placed in our hands when we receive the privilege of democratic citizenship. We see the importance of education in govern- mental self-determination, by means of the ballot. Are you ready to give up the right of determining how and by whom you are to be governed? These liberties, with w-hich we are provided show 'the need of a good education. Ignorance, in a republic is a crime. From one of Horace Mann's essays I quote: "The obect of the common school system is to give every child a free, straight, solid pathway by which he can walk directly up from the ignorance of an infant to the knowledge of the primary duties of man." Education has genuine and indestructible merits. The very ignorance and selfishness which obstruct its path are the strongest arguments for its promotion- for education furnishes the only suitable means for the removal of them. The schools, which we maintain today, teach the proper use of the ballot -and help qualify each citizen for the civil and social duties he will be called upon to meet. Since these liberties are ours, does not our duty lie in properly upholding them and preparing others to intelligently use them? Let me quote a phrase written one hundred years ago, but still applicable today: "In our country and in our times, no man is worthy the honored name of statesman, who does not include the highest practicable education of the people in all his plans of administration." Classmates-after 'tonight our paths will lead toward different goals. Such is the plan of life. Our successes will be attained in many diderent ways but no matter how this is done-we have all been together at the starting point, in our school. It is my sincerest hope that each of you will succeed in whatsoever you undertake, as we leave this last assembly. Parents, Friends and Classmates-as our commencement exercises come to a close, I beseech you to treasure up in y.our hearts, as my parting words, those of Horace Mann, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." Class Essay I would like to have you think back with me to the days of the pioneer, who toiled unceasingly from sunrise to sunset clearing the fields and tilling the soil with his musket always near at THE SPIRIT or TOWLE PAGE 29 hand. He had to overcome the elements of na- ture, the wild life, and the savagery of the time that menaced his live stock, crops and even his very life. This was a hard life and only t-he fittest could survive. Now let us return to the present days. We have not left the pioneer behind us. Heris still with us, although he has abandoned his musket' an-d uses in its place,-knowledge. Civilization has advanced and life has been made easier, but he still has his great problems and oppositions to overcome. He is embodied in the explorer, the inventor, the laboratory worker and the highly- trained technician. Each uses his scientiiic train- ing to cope with things-to delve into and to solve .the mysteries of our modern frontiers. These frontiers were at first very small and lim- ited, but the pioneer blazed his trails beyon-d them. They were broadened and extended to where they are today. They will be broadened even farther tomorrow. It is inevitable. Consider, for example the world of medical science. To visualize more clearly our advance- ment in this field, let us return if we may to the early days of mankind. Man's ills and afflictions were treated by a witch doctor who knew very little about his applications. If a patient recover- ed from a serious illness, it was really a miracle, for blood letting was prescribed to cure all ills. Today we no longer consider it a miracle to recover from our ills. Thanks to 'the advance of medical science and to the men who made it possible, it is a common occurrence. The doctor of today knows his profession largely through the accumulated knowledge of the pioneers of the past, and thus it is with the explorer, 'the inventor and others. Man is never satisfied with the pre- sent. He is always trying to better it and heighten his understanding of it. The frontier of knowledge is ever broadening, ever advancing 3 -never stationary. The pioneer, by solitary effort, cannot make his work benefit mankind. He must have the people behind him. They, too, will have to possess a general knowledge of his discoveries in order to understand them and carry them out to the best advantage. We must help extend the frontier of knowledge. These retiections which I have asked you to share, were suggested to me by the following thoughtful paragraph written by Horace Mann. "Men were not created to live in wigwams nor stiesg but to rise up and to lie down in dwellings of comfort and elegance. Men were not created for alms-houses and the gallows, but for com- Defence, an-d freedom, and virtue, not for thoughtless puerilities and vanities, but for dignity and honor, for joy unspeakable and full of glory." JOHN SNAPE ..l.. .. CGMMENCEMENT WEEK June 12-Class Day June 13-Baccalaureate June -Class Picnic June 16-Graduation June 17-Alumni Banquet X June 18-Senior Reception IN CLASS: Look here, young man, you can't fall asleep in my class! PURMORT: I could if you didn't yell so loud! AIRPLANE PASSENGER: Oh, we're going to crash! What'l1 we do? PILOT: Don't get excited-that's only a rub- ber plantation below us! PAGE 30 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE MR MR MR MR Second Row FACULTY Left to Right. BUGBEE .......................... History, English Physiography LADIEU ........ ................................... H istory, Coach BURRILL ..... ...... B iology, Chemistry, Track Coach GOLDIN ............................................ Mathematics, Physics Front Row- MISS KELLEY .. MISS CONDON... MRS. FOSTER... MR. PERKINS ....... MISS NVHITE .... MISS HENAULT ........ ....... C olnmercial Wfork Left to Right. nu...-...-......--.... nu- ...--.. French, English, Coach ...............Latin, English English Headmaster, Economics Sociology THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 31 I! CLASS OFFICERS Left to Right. President ............... ........ R ICHARD PURMONT Vice President ...... ...... N ORMAN PURMORT Secretary .......... ...... B EATRICE ROWE Treasurer ...... ....... R OBERT HURD PAGE 32 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE L , Bagley, Norma Bartlett, Clinton Brady, James Brill, John Brook, Herbert Brovsm, Charles Catsam, George Chadwick, Carol Colby, Mason Daimont, Dorothy Dent, Phyllis Dent, Richard Dunbar, Charlotte Eides, Francis Emery, Martha Flint, Norman Fitts, Barbara Flanagan, James Gobin, Robert Hall, Lucille Hall, Rolland Handly, Glenn JUNIOR CLASS Hardy, Helen Hastings, Esther Hennessy, James Hennessy, Francis Hewey, Henry Houghton, James Hoyt, Patricia Hyatt, Barbara Jordon, Betty Joslin, Ella J osefowicz, Rose Karr, Dorothy Kawzowicz, Joseph Kendall, Virginia Kennedy, Winifred Kizchitz, Alexander Lawrence, Ray Lees, Ruth MacPhee, Ruth Maley, Margaret Mason, Dorothy Merrill, Joe Newton, Pearle Paris, Eva Pike, Ashton Pitraszkiewicz, Filomema Powers, Betsy Proulx, Yvonne Reed, Charlotte Rodeschin, Ruth Saarnijoki, Arvo Sharps, Albert Smith, Herbert Smith, Marjorie Spanos, Steven Stevens, Evelyn Stevens, Marion Strong, Alice Vaughan, Martha Vuori, William Waterman, Ray Wheeler, Guy THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 33 Ahde, Rebecca Allbechi, Edward Anastos, George Anastos, Mary Anderson, Gail Blanchard, Barbara Boyle, Charles Brill, Frances Brock, VVarren Brockway, Marion, Brockway, Marjorie Brooks, Marion Brown, Emily Carr, Rita Chandlery Stuart C-harles, Kathryn Clark, Robert Clark, Melvin Clarke, Bruce Collins, Francis Cram, Frank Croteau, Margaret SOPHOMORE CLASS Couitt, Lawrence Cumming, Audrey Douglass, Paul Dawson, Olive Eastman, Merle Edes, Julia Fairbanks, Margaret Fisher, Jean Ford, Lester Fowler, George Fryer, Clarice Goben, Ida Gordon, Vivian Haggard, Ruth I-Iasevlat, Peter Jones, Helen Karanko, Arnold Kendall, Pearle Kennedy, Frances Kischiitz, Ni.cholas Koski, Andrew Kubliski, Edmond Kulesza, Chester Louste, Mariam Lauzrie, Richard Leavitt, Albert Leavitt, Arthur Leavitt, Dorothy Louden, Willina Mackey, Erkki Manghis, An-drew Mansfield, Helen Marcus, Rowena Maxham, Dorothy McAyer, Ellen Miller, Christini Muzzey, Irene Nelson, Austin Nichols, Earl Patridge, Thursa Philbrick, Clyde Paul, Vera Peters, Arthur Ruio, Aro I Rogers, William Rollin, Alice Rollins, Marjory Smith, Clayton Smith, Maynard Sobolnesky, Kathleen Spaulding, Natalie Spooner, Verne Saunders, Juanita Stevens, Olive Stone, Audrey Taiple, Miriam Thurber, Beatrice Trask, Elizabeth Turk, Arlini Upham, Elizabeth Wiggins, Betty Winn, Robert Winter, Warren Wirkkala, Mayne Wright, Eleanor Wright, Eunice PAGE 34 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE Aiken, Frederick Aiken, Harold Anastos, Peter Bagley, Donald Bagley, Russell Barton, Ella Barton, Emma Barton, Paul Bartzokas, Christopher Bassett, Irene Benoit, Eva Boutwell, Francis Boyle, Anthony Brown, Margaret Burton, Cecelia Callum, Marion Campbell, Sherman Carey, Patsy Catsam, Joanne Collins, James Corliss, Robert Chase, Curtis Dent, Virginia Digilio, Roxina FRESHMAN CLASS Drevitson, Robert Dubuque, Ernest Durham, David Durrance, James Felix, Nancy Frye, Catherine Frye, Ellsworth Garuffo, Filomena Girard, Evelyn Gould, Raymond Hagianis, Ernest Hastings, Wayne Hastings, Wilfred Holland, Irene Howard, Avis Johnson, Cleon Johnson, Phyllis Jones, Francis Joslin, Janet Joslin, Ruth Jozefowicz, Viola Kantc, Taisto Kawzowicz Jose hine P 7 Keane, Virginia Kosonen, Eino Koyianis, Anastasios Kucharski, Walter Larkin, Barbara Leach, Frances Leaver, Eugene Leavitt, Margaret Leavitt, Merton M.orin, Anna Morrill, Helena Muzzey, Russell Nelson, Lois Noyes, Albert Olds, Carolyn Patten, William Murgat-roy, Mae Peabody, Myrtle Perkins, Marie Perry, Arlene Philbrick, Willis Pillsbury, Esther Prescott, Leslie Plumeridge, Jean Rollins, Belle Rollins, George Rollins, Westley Rossiter, Patricia Saggiotes, James Sanderson, Lillian Santti, Helen Shea, Arthur Silsby, Eleanor Smith, Edward Smith, Jessie Smith, Kenneth Smith, Leroy Smith, Marion Spooner, Dorothy Stevens, William Truell, Paul Welch, Arline Nllalker, Allen Wiggins, Ilona Wright, D.onald VVright, Eleanor Wright, Freeman Wright, Phyllis Woods, Leon , 4 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 35 SPIRIT OF TOWLE STAFF Back Row-Left to Right. L. BONACCORSI, MRS. FOSTER, H. NELSON, M. SAYLES. Front Row-Left to Right. E. GOULD, D. OSBORNE, AI. BRILL, I. CONDON, PELTONEN, M. BELL. HARLOW NELSON ............. ............ E ditor in Chief MERTON SAYLES ........... ' ' LOUI BONACCORSI ....... . ELEANOR GOULD ..............,............ Asslstant Editor MURIEL BELL ....................................... Literary Editor JUNE BRILL .................. Assistant Literary Editor JOANNE CONDON .................................... Social Editor RICHARD JORDAN .............................. Athletic Editor AILI PELTONEN ............. ............ E xchange Editor DOROTHY OSBORNE .....,.......................................... Typist COMMERCIAL DEPT. .......... . MRS. FOSTER .................................. MISS HENAULT ........................ A. ................ ....... J oke Editor .. Business Manager Assistant Typists English Advisor Commercial Advisor PAGE 36 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE SENIOR PLAY - USTREAMLINE SUE" Second Row-Left to Right. ROBERT HURD. Manager: LOUI BONACCORSI, JOHN STUBBS, DAVID CHASE, MERTON SAYLES, PHILIP HACKWELL. First Row-Left to Right. JUNE BRILL, MURIEL BELL, JOANNE CONDON, MIRIAM VAUGHAN, DOROTHY OSBORNE. Jenny Graves .... ..... M IRIAM VAUGHAN Lucille Babbson ..... .............. IN 'IURIEL BELL Ben Crump ........ ......... L OUI BONACCORSI Charlie Boon .......... ...... P HILIP HYACKWELL Clarence Elliot ......... ............. D AVID CHASE Mrs. Cornelia Cobb ...... .............. J UNE BRILL Jonathan Boon ......... ............. J OHN STUBBE Sue Gray ............... ......... J OANNE CONDON Oscar Schultz ..... ....... M ERTON SAYLES Bunny Bartell .... ..... D OROTHY OSBORNE THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 37 STUDENT COUNCIL Second Row--Left to Right. RICHARD JORDAN, AUSTIN NELSON, JOHN BRILL, HARLOW NELSON, JAMES HENNESSEY, CHARLES BROWN, MERTON SAYLES. ' Front Row-Left to Right. MURIEL BELL, DOROTHY OSBORNE, NORMAN FLINT, RICHARD PURMORT, ARVO SAARNIJOKI, VIRGINIA KEANE. President ............. .... R ICHARD PURMORT Vice President ......... ........ N ORMAN FLINT Secretary .......... .... D OROTHY OSBORNE Treasurer ...... ....... A RVO SAARNIJOKI PAGE 38 THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE THE HUME OF COMPLIMENTS BUICK, PLYMOUTH, DODGE OF A GAMASH'S GARAGE FRIEND ERNEST DOUGLASS COMPLIMENTS BARBER SHOP OF Newport, N. H. ROYAL FRUIT STORE Jokeography MINNIE: Where is Arcadia, Mickey? MICKEY: Ah! That's an ideal place where all women are mad and have no tongues! MINNIE: But if they have no tongues, how can they talk? MICKEY: That's what makes them so mad! TEACHER: Tommy, go to the map and find the Island of Guam. TOMMY: Here it is. TEACHER: Betty, who discovered it? BETTY: Tommy did. One day a father and his five-year-old son, driving along a country road, passed an old fence that was full of holes. The boy suddenly asked: "Daddy, what kind of holes are in that fence?" The father answered: "T-hose are knot holes." The boy thought a moment and then, a bit puzzled, asked: "Well, if they're not holes, what are they?" TEACHER: When was Rome built, Fred? FRED: In the night. TEACHER: Who taught you that? FRED: You did, teacher. You said that Rome wasn't built in a day. Dippy Daflynitions SNEEZE-A nasal exclamation. SHOUT-An ovcremphasized whisper. SUMMER-Winter with a fever. WEATHER-What people talk about when there's nothing' to talk about. VACATION-Doing nothing the way you want to. SWIMMING-Kicking around in the water while you run with your hands. TOWEL-A cloth that will wipe off dirt that water has loosened up. ' WINDOW-A hole in the wall, patched up with glass. ANTIQUE-A nice name for old, second-hand furniture. SOUP, MEAT, VEGETABLES-Things you have to get out of the way in order to get at the dessert. other people FAULT-What one can see in very often, but rarely in oneself-and that, in itself, is a very bad fault. 0 WE OFTEN HAVE ENDS FOR SHIRT.S AND SUITS WHICH ARE ADVANCED STYLES. COME IN AND LOOK THEM OVER 0 BUILDING MATERIAL BUILD-ING SUPPLIES FLOUR-GRAIN-FEED ROOFING, NAIL4S AND SHINGLES ROWELL BROS., INC. Korn Alley-Depot Street 0 Newport New Hampshire Brampton Woolen Company 9 SEE LARGE ASSORTMENT Nl. J. DOVVNING OF . SPORT JACKETS-SWEATERS FOR CLASS RINGS FOOTBALLS TROPHY CUPS Newport N. H. SKI SUITS-GLOVES MITTENS FOR ALL AGES MILLER BROTHERS Newport New Hampshire COMPLIMENTS DORR WOOLEN COMPANY COMPLIMENTS OF THE GORDON WOOLEN MILLS COMPLIMENTS OF L. L. RANSON 8: SON DRESS BETTER FOR LESS AT THE FASHION SHOP Ladies' and Children's Wearing Apparel S. Wexler, Prop. DRIVE UP TO JAY'S Let Us 'Check Over Your Car JAY'S GARAGE Pemxzoil Oil Sealed Power Piston Rings Unity Road, Above the Golf Links PHONE 505-M SAVE MONEY MARTIN'S FURNITURE CO. AT NEWPORT CUT PRICE C I omp ete DRUG STORE Furniture and Gift Line MALEY'S CORNER PHARMACY Tel- 227 Newport, N. H. COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF of a , CUMMINGS' MARKET Frlend At Your Service Tel. 530 J. S. HIRSCH'S 5c, 100, to 51.00 Store and Up Our Motto is: SERVICE, QUALITY and BETTER VALUES EASTMAN OIL CO. GULF GREASING - WASHING George F. Smet, Mgr. Telephone 520 COMPLIMENTS OF CONISTON BARBER SHOP The Only Real Millinery Store SMART HATS AT LOW PRICES MRS. W. K. WEBSTER 54 Main Street COMPLIMENTS OF JAMESON'S RESTAURANT GUY F. DODGE BUILDER - NEWPORT TIRE .SHOP 28 South Main St., Newport, N. H. TELEPHONE 213 UNITED JEWELRY J. A. Nadeau, Prop. Watchmakers and Jewelers Fine Repairing a Specialty DeWolfe Block ain Street Newport, N. Clean Sportsmanship Clean Schools Clean Scholarship Clean Living Clean Speech Make CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN CHARACTER TRY BRONSON'S FIRST DRUG STORE End of the Bridfge Newport, N. H. SILSBY 8: JOHNSON CO. Hardware - Plumbing Sporting Goods DuPont Paints and Duco WOODHULL BROS. MARKET Best of Everything For the Table Pleasant St. Newport, N. H. LOVELUS THE PINES Guild, N. H. OPEN ALL WINTER PARTIES CATERED TO F. E. LOVELL, Prop. THE FLOWER SHOP Flowers-Greeting Cards Gif ts-Stationary WINTER BROS. Quality Footwear Newport, N. H. Phone 165 COMPLIMENTS DR. W. F. MANSFIELD OF OPTOMETRIST KEMPTON'S BARBER SHOP 62 Main St. Newport, N. H. BERKELEY TEXTILE UDDVS YOU are always Wel come to see how DAINTY DOT SILK HOSE EST good beverages EVERAGES are made Newport-Claremont-Lebanon-Keene COMPLIMENTS LINDHOLM 8: SONS OF Meats, Groceries and Cal-mote Paints J. E. PICKETT Telephone 400 Newport, N COMPLIMENTS COMPLIMENTS OF OF MARTIN 'S HARDWARE STORE J. W. JOHNSON Sz SON CLOTHES OF INDIVIDUALITY For Younger Men by Braeburn M. J. HOURIHAN JOHN L. DAME Real Estate - Insurance Newport N' H. Coal - Coke - Ice COMPLIMENTS COMPLIMENTS OF OF THE WOMEN'S SHOP H. Gross, Prop. JOHN R. KELLY'S - Home of That Famous Ice Cream CUMMINGS' CREAMERY CO. Milk-Cream Pasteurized for Your Protection COMPLIMENTS OF Newport, h N. H. THE COMMUNITY STORE COMPLIMENTS ECONOMY MEAT MARKET OF Meats - Provisions OUTFIT CLOTHING CO. Sunapee St. Tel. 364 NEWPORT MOTOR COMPANY COMPLIMENTS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE NAT DAIMONT HUGH FAIRGRIEVE MOH,S and L8dIeS, Dry G-00dS Footwear AND GARMENTS Newport New Hampshire Newport New Hampshire ALDR N,S STUDI W 0 0 COMPLIMENTS Photographs-Kodak Finishing' Movie- Cameras-Kodaks and Supplies Richards Block , Newport, N. H. THE CONDON STORES Distributors of S. S. Pierce COMPLIMENTS OF WINSTON HOTEL C. A. Franklin, Mgr. Te l. 452 NU-WAY Cleaners and Dyers' Call and Deliver Service Newport, N COMPLIMENTS OF THE SUNSHINE SPA ANASTOS 8: CO. HOME-MADE ICE CREAM AND CANDIES COMPLIMENTS OF LUCCA FRUIT COMPANY DURAND CHOCOLATES - ICE CREAM CAMPBELL 8: SHEPARD MEATS AND PROVISIONS Telephone 32 Northeastern University Q 4 HU College of Liberal Arts OHers 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 student a liberal and cultural edu- cation and a vocational competence which fits him to enter some specific type of useful employment. College of Business Administration Offers a college program with broad and thorough training in the prin- ciples of business with specialization in ACCOUNTING, BANKING AND FINANCE, or BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. Modern methods of instruction, including lectures, solution of business problems, class discussions, profes- sional talks by business executives, and motion pictures of manufacturing pro- cesses, are used. College of Engineering Provides complete college programs in Engineering with professionai courses in the fields of CIVIL, MECHANICAL KWITH DIESEL, AERO- NAUTICAL and AIR CONDITIONING OPTIONSJ, ELECTRICAL, CHEMI- CAL, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, and ENGINEERING ADMINSTRA- TION. General engineering courses are pursued during the freshman yearg thus the student need not make a final decision as to the branch of engineering in which he Wishes to specialize until the beginning of the sophomore year, Co-operative Plan The Co-operative Plan, which is available to upperclassmen in all courses, provides for a combination of practical industrial experience with classroom instruction. Under this plan the student is able to earn a portion of his school expenses as well as to make business contacts which prove valuable in later years. Degrees Awarded Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science For catalog or further information Write to: MILTON J. SCHLAGENHAUF, Director of Admissions Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts

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