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A Publication by the Students
The Senior Class of Towle High School
s Newport, New Hampshire
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cUolume Eleven Thfwport, H., graduation Number func, 1937
"As a Sower Sows His Wheatfield"
"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,
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
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.
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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
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
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,
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
Leon Emerson designates that Andrew Koski
should adopt the ability to do both farm and
school work. Our class knows that Leon does
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
Aili Peltonen bequeaths her "realms 'and
realms" of poetry to Dorothy Daimont. Remem-
ber, Dot, just the poetry, not her artist's appear-
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
To Julia Edes, Catherine Lacey's brilliant
makeup which she "Arthur-ized." You know,
Art for Art's Sake.
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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
Gladys Howand wills her winning smile and
laughing brown eyes to Jean Plumeridge. Jean,
however, seems to win friends through her own
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
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
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
"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
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
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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
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
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 a..fla.ir for
Gertrude Willette wills her desine to balance-
mentally the unbalanced to any girl who can
stand the nervous strain that accompanies such
a vocation. "Gert's" motto is "Do, or die in the
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
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
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
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
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
Proclaim purity-purity of mind, of speech, of
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-
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For the keen, bright blaze of knowledge,-
Cupbearer of the scholar's world,-
"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
To each traveler in the moonlit night,
As lo! -his soul brought homage-
To this evangel, prophet, pilgrim,-
Father of education,-
Hello, everyone: This is your regular program
of Events of the Day, conducted by Esther
Cutting in the absence of your news commentator,
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
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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
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
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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
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.
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!
Education: The Debt Eternal
By Horact Mmm
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-
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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."
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Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girl Reserve 3, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, Div. Forel.
FRANK BEAUCHAINE "Boots"
College Preparatory Course
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-
, 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.
BERTHA ANTILLA "Bert"
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ARTHUR BRAULT "Art"
College Preparatory Course
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
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"
Scouts, Baseball, Hunting, Target Shooting.
DAVID CHASE "Dave"
Track 2, 3, 4"f, Football 41, Treasurer T. L. S. 4, Towle A. A.
1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1, 2, 3.
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JOANNE CONDON "Jong" "Batch"
College Preparatory Course
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,
DONALD CONROY "BU-fl"
Glee Club 1, 2, Latin Club 1, 2, French Club 1, Band 2, 3, Prize
Speaking 3, T. L. S. 4.
ESTHER CUTTING "Pat"
Glee Club 1, Towle A. A. 3, 4, Junior Prom Committe, Junior
Prize Speaking 3, Theta L. S 4, Class Prophecy 4, Biography.
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WILLIAM DOUGLASS "Bill"
Football 2, 3, 44, A. A. 2, 3, 4, Outdoor Club 1, Track 2.
GUY ALBERT DODGE, JR. "Butch"
V General Course
Football 1, 22 Sak, 41, Basketball U, Chemistry Team 4, Class
College Preparaltory Course
Latin Club 1, 2, T. L. S. 4, French Club 1, 2, 3.
LEON EMERSON "Emme"
Glee Club 2, 3, 4.
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College Preparatory Course
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
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"
Track 2, Football 3, Senior Play 4, Proctor Squad 4, T. L. S. 4,
A. A. 2, 3, 4, French Club 2.
CYNTHIA LAURA FRYER "Chubby", "C-ynta'
Glee Club 1, 2, 4, T. L. S. 4.
WALTER GINTOWT "Gim'S"
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Orchestra 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club.
GEORGE E. HAMILTON "Bones"
Football 1, 244, 3", 4"', Baseball 1, 2, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
WILLENA HASTINGS "Dooch,ic"
Activities 2, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT HAYWARD "Bob" ofr Slu-jay"
Football 3, Baseball.
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A. A. 2, 3, 4, T. L. S. 4.
ROBERT HURD "Bob", "Hu1'die"
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"
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"
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CATHERINE LACEY "Kay"
Glee Club 2, 3, 4,
PHILIP LEES "Lightfoot"
Baseball 1, Football 2, 3, 411, Track 2, 32, 42 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Ski Club 2, 3, Captain of Track.
MERLE LEONARD "Speedie"
A. A. 3.
GEORGE MAXHAM "Bill"
3 l Band 1, 2.
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i LYMAN MILLER
1-'wsball 2, 3, 421 Hi-Y 4, T. L. s. 4.
JANET MUZZEY "Jan'
Practical Arts Course
uockey 3, 45 Basketball 2, 4, French Club 1, 2, 3, A. A. 1, 2
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
PHYLLIS ANNE NEWTON "Skipper", "Phil"
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, T. L. S. 4.
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LUCIUS H. NICHOLS "Nick"
Football 2, 3, 4't, Basketball 35, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4.
DOROTHY OSBORNE "Dot"
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"
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
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,
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A. A. 1, 2, 3"', 4, Latin Club 1, Glee Club 1, 2, T. L. S. 4.
WALTER PIOTROWSKI "Duffy" Pat"
JANET PITRASWKIEWICZ "Jan"
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
AMELIA PETERS "Curly"
Glee Club 1, 2, 3.
KARL PETERSON "Bud"
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RICHARD A. PURMORT "Dick", UR. A. P."
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"
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
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
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, French Club 1.
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MERTON EARLE SAYLES
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"
JOSEPHINE M. SMITH "Joe"
Glee Club 1, 2, 3.
., H, .
45385 1 D i
Prize Speaking 31, Football, Manager Athletics, Senior Play,
JOHN W. SING "Johnnie"
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JOHN SN APE "J0h1my"
Activities : .
Track 3, Theta Lambda Sigma-President.
FRANK STANKIEWICZ "SfLHlk"
Q General Course
JOHN SUNAPEE STUBBE "Stub"
College Preparatory Course
Track 4,1 Chess Club 2, 3, Latin Club 1, 2, 3,, History Team 4,
Stamp Club 1, 2, 3, Theta Lambda Sigma 4.
RITA EMMA TRUDEAU "Reet", "Trudu"
Practical Arts Course
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.
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JOHN UPHAM "Uppy"
Track 2, 3, Football 2, 3, Basketball 4, Science Club 4.
College Preparatory Course
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.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Theta Lambda Sigma 4.
GERTRUDE E. WILLETTE "Gert", "Trade"
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RUTH H. WILLETTE "Rudy"
Glee Club 1, 2, 4, Theta Lambda Sigma 4, Hockey 1, 2, 3,
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4.
RICHARD WIN N "Dick", "Rich"
WALTERAN WIRKKALA "Walt"
Glee Club 2, Manager fFootba11j U, Prize speaking, Theta
Lambda Sigma 4.
JOHN J. WOOD "Jake"
'k Indicates winning' of letter.
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The Teams that competed in
Scholarship Day at Keene:
i' lx! Place
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
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-
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.
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
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
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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-
We sponsored several socials that year all of
which were very successful, financially as well as
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
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
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
"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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
June 12-Class Day
June -Class Picnic
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!
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Left to Right.
BUGBEE .......................... History, English Physiography
LADIEU ........ ................................... H istory, Coach
BURRILL ..... ...... B iology, Chemistry, Track Coach
GOLDIN ............................................ Mathematics, Physics
MISS KELLEY ..
MR. PERKINS .......
MISS NVHITE ....
MISS HENAULT ........ ....... C olnmercial Wfork
Left to Right.
French, English, Coach
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Left to Right.
President ............... ........ R ICHARD PURMONT
Vice President ...... ...... N ORMAN PURMORT
Secretary .......... ...... B EATRICE ROWE
Treasurer ...... ....... R OBERT HURD
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J osefowicz, Rose
THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE PAGE 33
Ruio, Aro I
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Kawzowicz Jose hine
THE SPIRIT OF TOWLE
SPIRIT OF TOWLE STAFF
Back Row-Left to Right.
L. BONACCORSI, MRS. FOSTER, H. NELSON, M.
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 ........................
................ ....... J oke Editor
.. Business Manager
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SENIOR PLAY - USTREAMLINE SUE"
Second Row-Left to Right.
ROBERT HURD. Manager: LOUI BONACCORSI, JOHN
STUBBS, DAVID CHASE, MERTON SAYLES, PHILIP
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
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
President ............. .... R ICHARD PURMORT
Vice President ......... ........ N ORMAN FLINT
Secretary .......... .... D OROTHY OSBORNE
Treasurer ...... ....... A RVO SAARNIJOKI
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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
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
"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.
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
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
ANTIQUE-A nice name for old, second-hand
SOUP, MEAT, VEGETABLES-Things you
have to get out of the way in order to get at the
FAULT-What one can see in
very often, but rarely in oneself-and that, in
itself, is a very bad fault.
WE OFTEN HAVE ENDS
SHIRT.S AND SUITS
WHICH ARE ADVANCED
COME IN AND
LOOK THEM OVER
ROOFING, NAIL4S AND SHINGLES
ROWELL BROS., INC.
Korn Alley-Depot Street
Newport New Hampshire
Brampton Woolen Company
SEE LARGE ASSORTMENT
Nl. J. DOVVNING OF .
CLASS RINGS FOOTBALLS
Newport N. H.
FOR ALL AGES
Newport New Hampshire
DORR WOOLEN COMPANY
L. L. RANSON 8: SON
DRESS BETTER FOR LESS AT
THE FASHION SHOP
Ladies' and Children's
S. Wexler, Prop.
DRIVE UP TO JAY'S
Let Us 'Check Over Your Car
Sealed Power Piston Rings
Unity Road, Above the Golf Links
SAVE MONEY MARTIN'S FURNITURE CO.
AT NEWPORT CUT PRICE C I
DRUG STORE Furniture and Gift Line
MALEY'S CORNER PHARMACY Tel- 227 Newport, N. H.
, CUMMINGS' MARKET
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.
GREASING - WASHING
George F. Smet, Mgr.
CONISTON BARBER SHOP
The Only Real Millinery Store
SMART HATS AT LOW PRICES
MRS. W. K. WEBSTER
54 Main Street
GUY F. DODGE
BUILDER - NEWPORT TIRE .SHOP
28 South Main St., Newport, N. H.
J. A. Nadeau, Prop.
Watchmakers and Jewelers
Fine Repairing a Specialty
ain Street Newport, N.
Clean Sportsmanship Clean Schools
Clean Living Clean Speech
CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
TRY BRONSON'S FIRST
End of the Bridfge
Newport, N. H.
SILSBY 8: JOHNSON CO.
Hardware - Plumbing
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
Newport, N. H.
COMPLIMENTS DR. W. F. MANSFIELD
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
EVERAGES are made
LINDHOLM 8: SONS
OF Meats, Groceries and Cal-mote Paints
J. E. PICKETT Telephone 400 Newport, N
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
THE WOMEN'S SHOP
H. Gross, Prop.
JOHN R. KELLY'S -
Home of That Famous Ice Cream
CUMMINGS' CREAMERY CO.
Pasteurized for Your Protection
Newport, h N. H. THE COMMUNITY STORE
COMPLIMENTS ECONOMY MEAT MARKET
OF Meats - Provisions
OUTFIT CLOTHING CO.
Sunapee St. Tel. 364
NEWPORT MOTOR COMPANY
THE PUBLIC SERVICE
MOH,S and L8dIeS, Dry G-00dS
Footwear AND GARMENTS
Newport New Hampshire Newport New Hampshire
ALDR N,S STUDI
W 0 0 COMPLIMENTS
Movie- Cameras-Kodaks and Supplies
Richards Block , Newport, N. H.
THE CONDON STORES
Distributors of S. S. Pierce
C. A. Franklin, Mgr.
Cleaners and Dyers'
Call and Deliver Service
THE SUNSHINE SPA
ANASTOS 8: CO.
ICE CREAM AND CANDIES
LUCCA FRUIT COMPANY
DURAND CHOCOLATES - ICE CREAM
CAMPBELL 8: SHEPARD
MEATS AND PROVISIONS
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,
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
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
For catalog or further information Write to:
MILTON J. SCHLAGENHAUF, Director of Admissions
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