Turners Falls High School - Peske Tuk Yearbook (Turners Falls, MA)

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Standing—Lower row, reading from left to right:—Irene Choate, Dagny Hoff, Janet Aitken, Josephine Waraksa, Evelyn Roe, and Charlotte Dykes. Center row, reading from left to right:—Fred Riel, Howard Miller, Bernard Cadran, Irving Krainson, and Donald Taber. Top row, reading from left to right:—Raymond Trudel, Francis Riel, and Gordon Higinbotham. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 7 jletop Progress HIS year, we, the Netop board completely revolutionized the magazine by changing it into a newspaper. We thought it would be better appreciated and more enjoyed by the student body. It meant a lot of work. There was more work than during the days of the magazine, and the time for the preparation of material was lessened. However, we were confident that we could swing it. It covered all the events of the year in a way that was more interesting than ever before, because now it was not just a remem¬ brance, it was news. It is of great interest to look through these past Netops, and to pick out the high-lights of this school year. Do you remember these? :— BLANKET TAX PLANNED FOR T. F. H. S. STUDENTS T. F. H. S. MILITARY UNIT IS FEATURE OF N. R. A. PARADE BRILLIANT TURNERS ELEVEN CLOSES MOST SUCCESSFUL SEASON WITH 12-0 VICTORY OVER HARDFIGHTING GREENFIELD TEAM SENIOR PLAY, “SUN UP” DELIGHTS LARGE, ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE INDIANS UPSET IN M. S. C. TOURNEY BY SMITH ACADEMY (Woe is me!) YENTA COTTON UPHOLDS FAMILY RECORD BY WINNING 17th ANNUAL SPEAKING CONTEST BEFORE CAPACITY AUDIENCE IN AUDITORIUM :|i i i :|: ART EXHIBIT BEING GIVEN IN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Page 8 n — HU MM —— Mil HM—1111- mi— ml — nil— . nil— —1111 — mi—— IIU — mi—HII- mi - mi. Miss Teed’s advice and sympathy Have helped us all to carry on. That we now leave regretfully Shows how well her tvork teas done. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 9 Class € bc Alma mater, how patiently you’ve led the way Through years of work with hand and mind, In paths of friendships true and kind; All this and more we leave behind, Our Alma Mater. We came to you with all of life ahead And now depart with little of it done. Always in our hearts which you have won Will be that thought, “Not finished just begun.” Our Alma Mater. We always found you bearing all the load While we enjoyed good times of which we’ll dream, And willingly you shared each childish scheme Yet always making truth and patience gleam, Our Alma Mater. We go and leave the realm of mental food Though there remains a debt too great to pay; How can we reach the goal some future day With none to guide, to guard—Oh let us stay! Our Alma Mater. Through life you’ll be to us a guiding star Though now we bid to you a fond farewell Your influence on us the years will tell; Your part is done, may we do ours as well, Our Alma Mater. Charlotte Dykes Page 10 —»»—»»- TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 •im—mi—im—mi—mi—mi —mi—mi—mi—mi—iin —mi—mi ' —mi—mi—ini —mi—iiii- im —mi-mi-mi—nn- ®Ije taliuating Class of 1934 Theodore Chester Molongoski “Teddy” “Teddy” is a very ambitious lad and a good musician and if he keeps up his good work he will amount to something in life. Class President 2; 3; 4; Latin Club; French Club; Orchestra 1; 2; 3. Plans to be a barber. Francis Janies Riel “Danny” The other half of that great set of twins has been very successful in athletics during his high school days. We hope he will continue so in col¬ lege. Class Vice President 2; 3; 4; Track, Football, Basketball, Baseball, T Club, President of French Club, Netop Board, Latin Club. Plans to go to Holy Cross. Josephine Winifred Waraksa “Jo” Where would the “Netop” have been without her numerous poems and stories? Class Secretary 2; 3; 4; Track 1, 2, 3, Hockey 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Prom Committee, Prize Speaking, Commercial Club, Netop board Pro Merito. Plans undecided. Raymond Maxime Trudel “Ray” “Ray” is the tall boy with wavy hair and the striking personality, who likes to argue with Miss Lindsay about the solution of geometry problems. We wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes a second Einstein. Latin Club 2, 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Science Club 4; Manager of Tennis 4; T Club; Treasurer of Senior Class 2, 3, 4; Press Club 4; Vice Pres¬ ident of Latin Club 3. Plans to enter Massachusetts State College. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 11 ■mi—mi—— iiii —» nn« — ihi — mi ' ■ — 1111 — iiii—»iiii—iih—hh»—hh—- mi— iiii«— mi—mi—mi—mi. ■ Janet Aitken “Jan” Janet is active in things of all sorts, Band, Orchestra, Dramatics, and Sports. Hockey, Basketball, Track, Orchestra, Band, Latin Club, Prom Committee, Pro Merito, Netop Board, Senior Play. Plans to go to Smith College. Alice Beaubien “A1 »» We all admire her business ability. Prom Committee, Business Manager, Senior Play. Plans-Wants to be a buyer. Franklin Allan Bickford “Duke” Our “Duke,” he drills with a bayonet but better plays a cornet. Orchestra; First Sergeant in the Band; French Club; Latin Club; President of Glee Club; Win¬ ner of School Oratorical Contest; member of the Prom Committee. Plans to go to Norwich University. Roland Joseph Bourdeau “Foggy” “Foggy” is a tall dark-eyed boy who was a great help to our basketball team this past winter with his steady playing. He is constantly enrag¬ ing Miss Little because of his habit of talking in home room. Band 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Treasurer of French Club 4; Latin Club 2, 3, 4; Basketball 4; Tennis 4; “T” Club 4. Plans to go to Massachusetts State College. Kenneth Winfield Brown “Cap” Now that the “Cap” has scored his first and only touchdown there is only one more thing that he desires even more than being President of the United States and that is to run the 100 yard dash in 9 2-5 seconds. Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; (captain 4); Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; “T” Club 2, 3, 4; (Vice President 4) ; Science Club 4. Plans to enter North Carolina State College. ■ Page 12 +—»—«»- TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Arlene Eva Buckmaster “Bucky Always quiet and shy Yet a friend who’ll stand by. Basketball, sophomore and senior year. Plans to do commercial work. Bernard Joseph Cadran “Shrimp” Bernard is a very small lad but he always has a lot to say and he is very independent. Public Speaking; Senior Play; French Club; Press Club; Prom Committee; Pro Merito. Bernard plans to take a Post-Graduate Course. Irene Adele Choate “Choatie” Irene joined our ranks late but immediately set an example of speed on the typewriter, for all of us. Press Club; Prom Committee; Pro Merito. PI ans to enter Bay Path Institute. Nellie Ruth Clark “Nell” Nellie doesn’t give up easily. The more there is to do, the harder she tries. Glee Club, 1 year; Basketball, 4; French Club; Pro Merito. PI ans to enter Fitchburg Normal School. Charles Bernard Cocking “Charlie” If silence were golden, Charlie would be rich. Prom Committee. Plans to go to work. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL • Page 13 -- Loretta Marie Cousino “LuIIa” Don’t set an alarm clock. Loretta can wake you on her way to school at 7:15. Glee Club; Commercial Club. PI ans to keep house at home. Mitchell John Darash “Mitchie” Although “Mitchie,” never made the varsity teams he did help to develop them by playing faithfully on the scrubs. Track, Football, “T” Club. Plans Undecided. El izabeth Laura Darrell “Betty” The class peewee who doesn’t appreciate the status. Entered T. F. H. S. in September 1933, Cercle Francais 4, Science Club 4, Pro Merito. PI ans to take a P. G. course. John Dejnak “Johnny” Johnny moves about by himself and has become known as, “The man who seldom laughs.” Football 2, 3, 4; “T” Club 4; Senior play. Plans to go to work. Edward Harry Dubreuil “Ed” No one has ever seen him quiet. Prize Speaking. Plans to take up photography. Page 14 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 MM— HU— Hll — I ' ll- ■mi—mi—mi . —•if Charlotte Dykes “Jerry “Jerry” has a smile and a helping hand for everyone. Prize Speaking; Glee Club; Pro Merito; Latin Club; Prom Committee; French Club. Plans to enter Radcliffe. John Joseph Earley “Pop “Pop” likes to argue and write yarns but he’s at his best helping Mr. Lorden or giving some football player a rubdown. President of Latin Club 3, 4; Science Club; “T” Club; Manager of Baseball, Manager of Track 3, 4; Trainer of Football and Basketball 3, 4; Editor-in-Chief of Netop. Plans to enter Michigan University. Stella Fisette “Speed” “Speed” is always this way, Rushing through the livelong day. Track, Basketball 4; Latin Club 3; Hockey 2; Committee for Sophomore Social, Committee for Junior Prom, Basketball Manager, Pro Merito. Plans to take a Post Graduate Course. Evelyn Grace Fish “Ev” Her smile is a permanent accessory. Commercial Club, Basketball 4. Plans to take up nursing. Clarence Frigon “Clarry” He can make his instrument talk, cry or sing. Band Corporal; Glee Club; Orchestra. Plans to go to work. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 15 -—» •llll — llll .. William Edward Christian Fritz “Fritzi” “Fritzi” is not very tall but we do not need to see him we can always hear him. Cheerleader; Junior Prom Committee. Plans to join a service if possible. Albertine Louise Girard “Al” For a friend good and true No better could be found. French Club, 3 and 4. PI ans to go to work. Charles Norman Girard “Truck” Charlie “Truck” Girard is not very tall but you w T ant to see him run around the track just like a little jack-rabbit. Track, Tennis, Football, French Club, “T” Club. Plans to go to City College of New York. Marie Goss, R. N. “Billie” There’s no one as kind-hearted as she. Assistant girls’ basketball coach. Plans to become a superintendent in a hospital. Phyllis Gunn “Phyl” “Thoughtless of beauty she was beauty’s self.”—Thomson Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4; Girls’ Basketball 1, 2, 4 ; Science Club 4; Girls’ Baseball 4; Prom Commit¬ tee 3; Tennis 3; Field Hockey 2; Latin Club 2. Ptans to go to La Salle College. —--- •iiii — mi- •mi — mi —ii Page 16 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 »• ■mi—tin- • mi —mi- - Julia Hajduk “Julie Julia goes in for the high arts and excels both in music and class interior decorating. Orchestra, Band, Commercial Club, Prom Com¬ mittee. Plans to continue commercial work. Marjorie Jessie Hall “Marge She’s always doing something for somebody. Prom Committee, Band. One of our brilliant class interior decorators. Plans to take a Post-Graduate course. Lester Hazelton “Les” I actually believe that “Les” never required anybody’s help in preparing a single lesson. Latin Club Prom Committee President of Pro Merito Plans to go to Deerfield Academy, and then to take up forestry. Grace Hoynoski “Vaga” Grace’s hair and winning smile Both add to her natural style. Basketball Prom Committee Commercial Club Plans to go to Fashion Academy in New York. Wallace Joseph Janek “Wally” A mathematician this little man will never be, for over the numbers he can not see. Science Club Prom Committee Plans undecided. - .— 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 17 -.— •mi—mi —mi—im—mi—mi—— mi—im—im —ii Farrell Bernard Johnson “Jacks” Farrell, voted the best looking boy in our class, has soft wavy hair and a cheery smile which seems to catch the eyes of all our bashful young maidens. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Latin Club 3, 4; Basketball 4; “T” Club 4. Plans to enter Holy Cross College. Robert Kells “Bob” He sure likes to ride on bicycles. Prom Committee Plans to go to work. Sophie Kopec “Sophia” No matter if you try to tease Sophie will just laugh merrily. Commercial Club, Committee for Junior Prom. Plans to continue commercial work. Peter Koscinski “Lumber” “Lumber” spends so much time with his chickens that almost any morning, he may start crowing. One of the class carpenters. Plans to go to work. John Walter Kosewicz “Colombo” He ought to be a perfect fisherman, the fish would never know he was there. Plans undecided. Page 18 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 mi—mi — mi — mi- •mi—mi—mi- •mi—mi •mi—mi—mi—mi—mi- Ceslawa Kostrzewska Good in typing, and shorthand too, Whatever she tries, “Ces” will do. Commercial Club, Committee for Junior Prom, Pro Merito Plans to continue commercial work. Adam Krynzel “Deedum” Our popular “Deedum” is a fine athlete and plays four sports with equal ability. He made the All-Western Massachusetts Scholastic football team. Football 1, 2, 3, 4. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4. Bas¬ ketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Track 1, 2, 3, 4. “T” Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Plans to enter North Carolina State College. Frank Kuzmeski “Bunky” He throws a mean half-nelson. Glee Club 1, Track 1, 2, Football 1, 2, 3, County Scholastic Wrestling Champion 1932, “T” Club. Senior Play. Plans to enter Manhattan College. Mary Ladd “Mary” “A daughter of the Gods divinely tall, And most divinely fair.”—Tennyson. Sophomore Social Committee, 2; Prom Com¬ mittee, 3; Prize Speaking Usher, 3; Band, 3; Orchestra, 3 and 4; French Club, 3 and 4; Science Club, 4; Science Club Social Chairman, 4. Plans to go to Northfield Seminary. Marceline Mae Lapean “Renie” She doesn’t say much But she does a great deal. Plans to take up beauty culture. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 19 Aubrey Edward Legendre “Aub” What if he ever got his clothes dirty? French Club Prom Committee Plans to go to M. S. C. Plans to go to Massachusetts State College Madeline Josephine Lonergan “Sis” French Club, Commercial Club, Soloist. Plans to go in training in Farren Hospital. Peter Cosgrove Mackin “Pete” Fair Peter is the ladies’ man, and quite a flatterer so we understand. Science Club, Latin Club, Usher at the Prom. Plans to go to work. Jeannette Rita Martineau “Martie” I wonder if she’ll ever get enough excitement! Prom Committee. Plans undecided. Elaine Mathieu “Nane” Elaine likes all the boys in the line, But it’s really the center she wants to shine. Hockey, Commercial Club, Glee Club. Plans undecided. TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Page 20 - mi - UII - mi -HU- mi -nil-III)-III!-llll-..... ' ii.i—mi — mi— —mi ' .— Bernard Jerome McCarthy “B. J.” is a very strange boy. He wants to join the Marines because he says that here he will be among the toughest men in our country and that is what he likes. Another of the class carpenters. Plans to join the United States Marines. Alexan der Robert Mileski Mila Alexander didn’t go in much for school activ¬ ities but he was always a good scholar. Plans undecided. Howard Burnett Miller “Howie “Howie” is one of our most promising natural¬ ists, so don’t be surprised if anyone comes tramp¬ ing across your favorite slice of pie some dinner time chasing a butterfly. It’ll only be “Howie.” Just shout, “Quick, Henry, the Flit,” and he’ll leave. Latin Club 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 3, 4; Stamp Club, 3, 4; Prize Speaking 3; Prom Committee 3; Band 4; Science Club 4; Vice-President Pro Merito; Class Historian. Plans to enter Bowdoin College. Raymond Miner “Ray” Almost any time you can see Ray trying to make everyone else feel as good as he does. Glee Club, Orchestra, Science Club, Band mem¬ ber, Corporal. Plans to go to Yale Forestry School. Edward Francis Olchowski “Baker” Edward we’re sure is not a saint, For he’s too willing with red to paint. Glee Club; Orchestra; Band; Science Club; Usher at Prom; Latin Club; French Club; Senior Play. Plans to take a Post-Graduate course. - 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 21 —Illl —IIM — III — IIU — Uli- Helen Regina Olchowski “Helcia” Our Helen must travel—even to Washington. Commercial Club, Prom Committee, Glee Club, Latin Club. Plans to go to Middlebury College. Leonard Arthur Passino “Skeeter” “Art is Long, and Time is fleeting.”—Longfellow. Glee Club, Orchestra, Band, Senior Play. Plans to go to Bryant Studio in Boston to study painting. James Winfred Pfersick (( T ” Jimmy James may act slow but he sure can move fast on a football field. Baseball; Football; “T” Club. Plans undecided. Mary Victoria Piecuch “Mary” Mary can try to be serious But a smile always creeps through. Commercial Club, 3 and 4. Plans to go to work. Thelma Pansy Pierce “Sally” When skies are darkest Her laugh is loudest. Glee Club, 1 year; Tennis, junior year; Basket¬ ball, 4 years; Captain of Hockey Team, senior year. Plans undecided. Page 22 ►J n—mi-mi — TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 -mi-mi- •mi—mi—mi- •mi •mi—mi—nil—mi—1111 — nn—mi—mi-mi- •» " —»»— Emelia Plodzien Milly Although “Milly” is very shy, she attracts attention by the wistful expression in her lovely, big, dark eyes. Prom Committee Plans to go into training in a Boston Hospital. Joseph Paul Plodzien “Baron The “Baron’s” very quiet, at least around school, so we can’t say much about him except that he’s the village cut-up down in the Patch. Plans to go to work. Stanley Joseph Potosek “Corn “Corn” is a good football player. He likes to spend his time spearing wood on the river bank. We hope that his plans of entering Stanford University materialize. Football 1, 2, 3, 4; “T” Club 3, 4; Science Club 4. Plans to enter Stanford University. Andrew Matthew Ptak “Murphy” His waves of golden red hair, would be the answer to a maiden’s prayer. Refreshment Committee at Prom. Plans to become a grocer. Frederick Charles Riel “Fred” Fred has become famous because of his athletic ability but he is also an excellent scholar, and most unselfish in awarding praise to others. Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; (Honorary Captain 2, 3); Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; French Club; Latin Club 3, 4; “T” Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club; Press Club. Plans to enter Holy Cross College. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 23 •J mi —— mi—mi— mi — mi — llll . •mi——im —im —im—im—mi—mi—mi —mi—it {i Evelyn Roe “Evie” “Evie” has reasons to cheer for the boys With Abbie out there to add to her joys. Students’ Activity Association, Track, Hockey, P asketball, Latin Club, Glee Club, Prom Com¬ mittee, Prize Speaking, Pro Merito, Cheer Leader, Netop Board, Senior Play. Plans to go to Massachusetts State College David Lawrence Sargent “Dave” “As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.”—Goldsmith. Latin Club 1, 2; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Science Club 4; French Club 3, 4; Prom Commit¬ tee 3; Senior Play Stage Manager 4; Pro Merito, Basketball Manager, Netop Board. Plans to go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Henry P. Shea, Jr. “Pat” “Better late than never.”—Dionysius Football Plans to take up Mechanical Engineering. Rita Bernice Shea “Bernie »» Rita’s world is full of joys, When surroun ded by the boys. Latin Club 2, Junior Prize speaking, Committee for Junior Prom. Plans to enter Lasell Junior College. Chester Steven Skrzypek “Chet” “Chet” was captain of the football team and proved himself to be a very capable and inspiring leader. We hope that he succeeds in whatever he undertakes in the future. Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Pres¬ ident of “T” Club 4; Science Club 4; Track 4. Plans to join the Marines. Page 24 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 • —---— ■ mi —mi- •iiii — mi—mi—nn— Margaret Smith Margie You know that “Margie” will get through No matter what she has to do. French Club, 3, 4; Prom Committee. Plans to take up library work. Casimir Francis Sojka Casimir is a lad who is usually quiet but what a surprise he pulled when he entered the Ora¬ torical Contest. French Club; Science Club; Latin Club; Glee Club; “T” Club. Plans to take a Post Graduate Course. Edward Joseph Sojka “Eddie” He’s full of mischief and full of pranks; He says, “It doesn’t pay to be a crank.” Starred in Advance Manual Training. Plans to go to work. Victoria Sopollec “Vic” Victoria is so quiet and so small Sometimes you don’t know she’s there at all. Basketball, French Club. Plans to go to work. Gertrude Spungin “Gertie” Flitting here, flitting there, “Gertie’s” always everywhere. Little Theater Group, Latin Club 3, Glee Club, Committee for Junior Prom. Plans to enter Massachusetts State College. f- 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 25 • + Blanche Swinko “Peggy” Merry as they make them, pleasant as they come, If you are with Blanche, you’re sure to have fun. Commercial Club, Committee for Junior Prom. Plans to continue commercial work. Elwyn Lowell Taber “Sonny” “Those darn editors never think about money!” Glee Club; Band; Orchestra; Prize Speaking; Prom Committee; Cercle Francais; Science Club; Stamp Club; Netop, Business Manager; Pro Merito; Senior Play; Latin Club. Plans to enter Dartmouth. Matthew Francis Variest “Mike” “Mike” is slow and easy going as he shows when he sweeps in the afternoon. Baseball; Football; Basketball; “T” Club; Sci¬ ence Club; Latin Club; Assistant Janitor. Plans to attend Massachusetts State College. Isabelle Wheeler “Betty” You might think “Betty” was doing a tap dance as she walks down the corridors. Glee Club Outdoor Club Student Activity Club; Prom Committee Plans to train at Farren Hospital. Marjorie Woodin “Marge” A ready smile, a friendly air, “Marge” is welcome everywhere. Transferred from Greenfield in the middle of her junior year. Latin Club; French Club; Pro Merito. Plans to enter Our Lady of The Elms College. 1 Page 26 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 —mi —mi—-mi— ini —mi—— nil-;|||-nil-nil-mi —— mi mi—— mi ' —iw —mi —ini — mi——mi — mi—nil—nil—•mi—-mi — mi—mi—mi—mi—nil—iin — mi— mi—mi—mi- imi —— mi—mi—mi — u |« Cljaractenstus of 1934 Name Hobby Bugbear Favorite Expression Characteristic Janet Aitken Tennis Insincerity “Darn it!” Serious Alice Beaubien Selling tickets Dawdling “Oh, I know.” Temperamental Roland Bourdeau Nightwalking Nicknames “Hello, Mr. Shelf.” Talkative Franklin Bickford Soldiery Parliamentary law “Caramba” Dignified Kenneth Brown Physical Education Farming “What say?” Temperamental Arlene Buckmaster Riding Staying home at night “Aw gee!” Bashful Bernard Cadran Acting Girls “Aw rats!” Studious Irene Choate Typing Riding in the bus “Who me?” Languid Nellie Clark Fords Riding in the bus “Boy!” Studious Charles Cocking Sports Girls “Scram!” Quiet Loretta Cousino Writing letters Dieting “That dizzy thing” Amiable Mitchell Darash Airplanes School “Oh yeah” Quiet Elizabeth Darrell Scrap book Being called small “On account of?” Vivacious John Dejnak Walking Smiling “Hi!” Thoughtful Edward Dubreuil Dancing Staying in nights ' ‘Gwan you’re drunk!” Willing Charlotte Dykes Dancing Rivalry “Rats” Smiling John Earley Writing Exam (Math.) “Cripes!” Obliging Stella Fisette Worcester Avenue Studying “What’s the matter?” Enthusiastic Evelyn Fish Walking to Greenfield Hair “Oh yeah?” Smiling Clarence Frigon Trombone Jerky auto “Nuts!” Helpful William Fritz Girls English “Hello, sweetheart” Cheerful Albertine Girard Walking Rainy days “No kidding” Retiring Charles Girard Coin collection Big feet . “What a woman!” . Smiling Marie Goss Driving a car Trolleys “Sure” Generous Phyllis Gunn Being different Sophistication “My cow!” Chatty Julia Hajduk Dancing Oral recitation “Oh, gee!” Helpful Marjorie Hall “Bud” People with unserved detentions “Going on the 1:45 car?” Active Ingenious Lester Hazelton Canoeing Water on the knee “Heck” Silent Grace Hoynoski Dancing Rainy days “Really?” Stylish Wallace Janek Driving cars Mathematics “Who said so?” Joking Farrell Johnson Eating Hair mussers “That’s terrific!” Cracking bum jokes Robert Kells Bicycles Farms “Hey!” Woman hater Sophie Kopec Movies Homework “I guess so.” Good natured Peter Koscinski Chickens Singing “Let’s see!” Slow John Kosewicz Fishing Studies “Is that so?” Retiring Ceslawa Kostrzewska Fooling Studying “Nuts” Dependable Frank Kuzmeski Wrestling Motor boats “Don’t take it seriously.” Solemn Adam Krynzel Eating Sweets “Scram” Moody 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 27 Name Hobby Bugbear Favorite Expression Characteristic Mary Ladd Collecting elephants Loud voices “Know what?” Noisy Mai ' celine Lapean Internes Homework “He bit me” Bashful Aubrey Le Gendre Neat clothes Dull evenings “Sure” Good natured Madeline Lonergan Tennis Boys “How nice!” Musical Peter Mackin Going to Springfield Make-up “You hammerhead!” Friendly Jeanette Martineau Writing letters Nothing to do “For goodness sakes!” A good sport Elaine Mathieu Football center Gossip “Holy cats!” Slim Bernard McCarthy Newspaper routes Women “Clonkers!” Happy-go-lucky Howard Miller Roaming aimlessly around Insect killers “Mm. What?” Absent minded Alexander Mileski Chorus period English “You think so?” Ambitious Raymond Miner Hiking Quiet fellows “Me, too!” Jovial Theodore Molongoski Studies Conducting a meeting “Oh yeah?” Reliable Edward Olchowski Making doughnuts Shakespeare “Hey!” Laughing Helen Olchowski Good time Sleep “Holy Mackerel” Jolly Leonard Passino Drawing Trolley cars “Ain’t that awful?” Sheikish James Pfersick Listener School “Well!” Quiet Mary Piecuch Chevrolets Homework “Cripes!” Mischievous Thelma Pierce Coolidge Ave. Going to bed “Skip it!” Giggling Emelia Plodzien Dancing Being told she looks French “Nuts!” Shy Joseph Plodzien Airplanes School “Yousa!” Dreamy Stanley Potosek Spearing wood Mental application “Yeah” Jovial Andrew Ptak Fishing Singing “Hi Pal” Silent Fran Riel Writing letters to Smith Chiselers “0. Iv. Pardner” Studious Fred Riel Collecting medals “Pop” Earley “Where you going?” Smiling Evelyn Roe Driving Bent fenders “Hey” Amicable David Sargent Next door Mme. Heartbalm “So what?” Sarcastic Henry Shea Repairing cars Gas stations “Hi de hi” Clumsy Rita Shea Movies Getting up early “Is that some one I know?” Tardy Chester Skrzypek Chopping wood “Gruby” “No fooling” Leading Margaret Smith Staying home nights Boys “Oh Yeah” Industrious Casimir Sojka Long speeches Latin “Yea” Practical joker Edward Sojka Driving Koch’s horses Mental application “No kidding” Thorough Victoria Sopollec Walking School books “Oh gosh!” Quiet Gertrude Spungin Going to Greenfield Getting places late “Oh I don’t think so.” Chattering Blanche Swinko Fooling Changing classes “No! No! No! No!” Jolly Elwyn Taber Whippets Editors “You’re screwy” Wise guy Raymond Trudel Mathematics Catching up experiments in notebook “No kidding” Skeptical Matthew Variest Sweeping Hurrying “Aw g’wan!” Magnanimous Josephine Waraksa Movies “Josie” “Holy smokes!” Breathless Isabella Wheeler Men Chizzeling “Phooey” Satisfied Marjorie Woodin Going to Springfield Men “Oh but up in Adams” Industrious TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 —»—■ Page 28 ■— -- Class ls ong, ’34 Now life can never be quite the same, A new goal is ours, a much higher aim. Our hearts are free, our pulses strong We’ll reach success for which we long. Chorus Soon we must leave and reach for a star Some will find it nearer, others must journey far. A wistful joy now fills our hearts As into the world we go to do our parts. And now we’ll give in cheerful chorus, ringing praise To the memory of high school days. Memories in our hearts enshrined Of charming, ivy walls, will come to mind. And all those friendships loyal and true, Will remain with us the long years through. Chorus Soon we must leave and reach for a star Some will find it nearer, others must journey far. A wistful joy now fills our hearts As into the world we go to do our parts. And now we’ll give in cheerful chorus, ringing praise To the memory of high school days. Helen Olchowski + ■-- 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 29 3bj |Doem Tiny vine that grows so tall We fain would plant today. We ask that thou wilt guide us all In our bewildered way. As you forever upward climb Teach us the strength and power That we, while marching steadily on Will need in every hour. Not for us will the tuneful bell Ring through the familiar halls, Our recitations all are passed In the school of vine-clad walls. We know that the heart oft will ponder On the dreams that fade so fast. So, on the ivy-green walls, will linger The memory of days that are past. But the thought of the joys will stay with us, And the friendships that ne’er can die Will make us, tiny vine, reach upward Holding our standards high. ■ III! ' ■+ Phyllis Gunn Page 30 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 ®fje Class iMstorp HAT obstreperousness was going on in good old Turners Falls High School. There came to pass a dusting and sweeping that was unusual. The desks were varnished as they had never been varnished before. The school shivered with such industry inside. Why? It was September 1930 and the renowned class of 1934 was entering the next day. The next morning, a few hours before opening time, the principal and teachers were all dressed up in their best bibs and tuckers, as my old friend Hathaway T. Prendergast would say, to greet our honorable selves. At the appointed time we did arrive and our illustri¬ ous personages were escorted to our rooms on the second and third floors. During the day we noticed the awe and respect given us, for were we not the class of ’34? Says Mr. Sprinklefield Zilch, one of the typical frosh of the class of ’34: “To each soph that they met they would bellow, ‘Hi there, old sock-in-the-wash, old fellow!’ But they got a surprise Which made them realize That they should have said only, ‘Hello’.” Days passed, and we swept along our noble paths to fame. Came the Freshmen Reception. Quite a few of the historic class of ’34 attended, and went through the customary rituals, and then danced. We swung gracefully about the dance floor — well anyway we swung about it. Says Sprinklefield Zilch of this affair: “To some couples it was just a dream; To others, three plates of ice cream. Many things it could be, But on one, all agree, The freshmen were really a scream.” While freshmen, we, of course, were a little frivolous. At times we would become bored with work and then things would pop. I again quote from Sprinklefield Zilch for an example. “Some bored frosh in a class that is dry— ‘This is awful, let’s start something,’ they sigh. And, boy, did they have fun! In a hole in the ground they now lie.” es it was quite an interesting class, all right. We must have been a very nice class too, lor alter ten months of school, the authorities presented us with a two months’ vacation plus the title of sophomores when we should return. Of course, you must realize, we were the great class of ’34 anyway. Because of these pleasing arrangements, we decided to honor them with our presence in the fall. We found many duties staring us in the eye upon our return. We elected class officers and discussed what the official ring of our famous class would be like. Then, we put on our 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 31 first social, the Sophomore Social. It was well conducted. The ice cream company helped us make it an original social by sending us ten quarts instead of the usual ten gallons. Says Sprin- klefield Zilch of this social: “This social was quite an affair, And a great many students were there; As many had guessed Of all this was best And the dance music filled the night air.” You see, Sprinklefield Zilch says it was good. You’re not supposed (you’re not supposed— you’re notsup—you’re notsu—you’re nots—you’re nuts—you’re nuts etc.) to doubt anything he says. Well, this sophomore class swept on along the road to fame, just as the class before us had done, only they were sweeping it for us. Weeks passed, and the novelty of being sophomores had long before worn off. Seeing we were disatisfied, and, of course not wanting to lose such a fine class, the authorities granted us another two months’ vacation with the title of juniors, which supercedes that of sophomores. We condescended to accept. So, in September, 1932, there we were, back in the old school. This year, two things were laid out for us, the Prom and Prize Speaking. The general idea of the Prom was decided on in December, and how we did work on decorations! The cla ss of ’34, destined to fame, must present an original Prom. Easy. Make the decorations in a new way. Then we took a trip, and, on returning, brought back the report that it was practically impos¬ sible in any other way than by using the panels, frills, and back drop. But, however, determined to break precedent, we, instead of hiring the same orchestra as a matter of course, looked sev¬ eral over. The music committee finally decided on one that was a wow—pardon me—that was especially delightful. Sprinklefield Zilch expresses the general opinions and feelings about the Prom. “In the merry merry month of May, Said the juniors, ‘How’re we doing, please say,’ Said the seniors, ‘Hey, hey!’ Said the sophomores, ‘Okay!’ Said the freshmen, ‘I want to come too’.” Then the fatal night came around. Boy, boy oh boy! ! The dancers danced on a floor, sit¬ uated between walls, upon which were various sizes and assortments of polar bears and ice cakes, Eskimos, and arctic waters, and frosted windows, while the orchestra played before the northern lights, and various people guzzled punch at the entrance of an igloo. It was a very pretty scene. It looked like a ballroom, with the boys’ and men’s formal dress, and the girls’ and women’s evening gowns swishing below knees (bellow knees—bellonee—baloney—etc.) Curses! I’d better stop that. I knew that would happen if I tried to get sentimental; I used to be a stock exchange robot. And as usual Sprinklefield Zilch has something to say. It is about the Prom: “The polar bears looked quite elite, Each was given a reserved seat. They reclined on the wall, And looked over all, And seemed to enjoy the treat.” +■ •+ Page 32 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 « , n — mi -- im .. - mi -. in. — — mi mi mi mi in-in ' - mi mi mi in-in — in— iiii — mi—-mi " " i . 111 — ' " I mi ' ' I " 1 -im— ' ■ mi nn m-im- 111 11,1 1111 111 - " " — " { Our famous class, after the Prom, presented the annual Junior Prize Speaking Contest. It was a hot evening and the contestants were even hotter. Our old Sprinklefield Zilch sends us a flash from behind the scenes at this affair. The speakers in the typewriting room Paced about as if waiting their doom. Then June bugs they chased And around the room they raced, To forget that out front they’d soon fume. Well now, again, our illustrious selves were becoming nauseated with being confined in¬ doors five hours in these beautiful days. The authorities heard of our discomfort. Immediate¬ ly they offered us the usual terms. However this time we were anxious to get away and not re¬ main here, when we might be commencing our inevitable journey to fame. Finally desperate, they told us that we would be the class of the greatest priviliges in the whole school, seniors, and that four and one half hours would be the length of the school day. Well, after careful consideration, we decided to again brighten the high school halls with our glory. The authori¬ ties knew that this was our last year and so they tried to make our final term at this school as enjoyable as possible. We were given the privilege of using the front door and sitting in the back seats in chapel. The school magazine was not arousing the interest in itself that it should have done. A school newspaper had long been thought of. Confident that it could be done, the new seniors formed a Netop Board and attempted it. It is now well started and seem to be suc¬ cessful. Since they had such a great class within the portals, the authorities wanted something to remember us by, in our senior year. So we planned a play. Being put on by such a class this play had to be done right. So we hired Miss Alice Teed who lived way down in Medford to coach us. However even she flatterered by the honor of coaching a group from the noble class, demanded no stipend. Elwyn Taber and Ed Olchowski didn’t speak to each other for two weeks beforehand to work up atmosphere. You’ll have to ask Mme. Hartbalm to find out whether the hero went out with the heroine, for the same reason. Well, well, to be sure. What have you to say about this event, Sprinklefield, old boy? “Well, it was quite an affair, I’ll say, And they put on a difficult play; But what I can’t see And what’s beyond me, Why did such a play run but one day?” Quite so. And now time moves irresistibly forward, and the end of our high school days draws near. Our Principal kept reminding us in chapel talks that we were nearing the end of high school, and of course, we honked and waved our handkerchiefs to show our sympathy for him, that he must lose such a fine class. Then came the Senior Farewell Social, but I haven’t said anything about the Freshmen Reception or the Senior Farewell for fear Sprinklefield might offer his comments. And, well, you’ve heard his remarks about two socials already. e now have arrived at the stage when we cannot be held back any longer. We now go into the world to fulfill our destiny, that of arriving at an unsurpassed height of fame. Howard Miller 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 33 +—. •iiii — mi—mi- .—+ Hast 1MI anti Testament of tfje Class of 1934 Be it remembered that I the class of ’34, Esquire, in the city of Turners Falls, in the state of Massachusetts, do make this my last will and testament in the manner following; That is to say:— I order and direct that all my just debts incurred in my four years’ sojourn, shall be paid with convenient speed. To Mr. Burke, I give a fleet of Army Trucks to transfer the School Battalion to its various maneu¬ vers. I think it is high time some worthy recognition was given to those priceless jokes gotten off by Mr. Lorden so to him a bound volume containing the spice of his remarks. I leave to Mr. Sheff a half-mile cinder running track encircling the athletic field for his future track stars. I give to Mr. Wrightson a trip through antique Rome including interviews with Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil. To Donald Taber I leave Howard Miller’s crew-cut. Raymond Trudel’s curling irons I pass on to Gus Milkey. To all occupants of the first floor I leave the enjoy¬ able experience of sharing desks with freshmen. In memory of that colossal winter of ’33 and ’34 I pile onto Mr. Maddern a few more of those 15 foot snow drifts to shovel through. It would never do for me to leave the High School heavily in debt to Miss Ayer for the countless depreda¬ tions on her inkwell made by chiselling seniors, so to her go a couple of gallons of fountain pen ink. I bestow upon Miss Teed a laurel wreath in honor of her untiring devotion to me, the class of ’34. For obvious reasons I leave to each member of next year’s basketball team a couple of hot water bottles for use in the dear old Hibernian. To the whole school I pass on the hope of a new building. To Miss Ayer I give a few mufflers to be placed at danger points in her classroom that tappings or drummings by anxious scholars may be silenced imme¬ diately. That Miss Shea my open the windows in study hall without distrurbing some drowsy occupant I grant her the power to do so with a sigh. To Miss McGillicuddy I leave a bound record con¬ taining all supreme court decisions to be used to settle beyond a doubt any disputes that may arise in her English classes. I leave to Miss Crowther one more batch of burnt cookies. On Miss Lindsay I bestow a lariat with which to lasso loafing sophomores who stand gaping at the bul¬ letin board long after classes have begun. To Mr. Wrightson I leave “Feed and Care in the Babies’ First Year” by Ozo Green, the well known infant specialist for use in taking care of next year’s freshmen. Because of difficulties encountered in teaching Latin to some of those not-so-bright freshmen, I leave to Miss Clark phonograph records of the conjugations and declensions with which to drive those subjects home. I leave to Mrs. O’Keefe the slim hopes that the class of’38 will have the same Einsteinian scope and ability as the class of ’34 has had. To Mr. Perkins I give a first aid kit to be used when some of those yearling carpenters come to grief. For use against the wintry blasts that storm through Room 16, after Miss Shea has started opening windows I leave to each occupant of her study a fur coat. A Hoover Vacuum Cleaner might prove useful in keeping that home room floor clear of scraps so I give one to Miss FitzGerald. Mr. Bickford has long needed a room of his own, so to him I leave a music room furnished to suit his taste. To Miss Fortune I give a rabbit’s foot. To carry her and her commercial class quietly and invisibly past Miss Ayer’s English class I pass on to Miss Packard a magic carpet. I give to Mr. Winn a chunk of good old New Eng¬ land air to breathe now and then when he is far away. I leave a new set of athletes to Miss Little to fill the places of the dear departed. To Mr. Galvin I leave some football uniforms to fit his freshman squad. In order that the business managers of the Netop may be chosen for their ability alone and not because of their possession of a car I leave to the Netop Boards of the coming years a Rolls-Royce. I hereby revoke all wills by me heretofore made and constitute the said executor of this my last will. In witness whereof I, the above named testator, have hereunto set my hand and sealed this twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-four. Class of ’34, Lester Hazelton •£• h— mi — mi — mi—mi—mi ini — mi— mi ■ Hll—llll—1111 —1111 —1111—1111 —1111—Mil—1111—1111—III! —1111 ■ IMI—till—MM—Mil—llll—IIH—Mil —II Page 34 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Class Ihopljecp (Madam Gazah is wound up) Slowly :-Do you know what is going to happen to the mem¬ bers of the illustrious class of 1934 ? No ? Well I’ll tell you. Teddy Molongoski and Raymond Trudel are making money and getting full houses through their excellent vaudeville act which is faintly remin iscent of Mutt Jeff. David Sargent is falling through space. In fact, he has been for some time. He was sci¬ entist in search of a means for counteracting gravity. He evidently discovered it. AAAH ! I see a marvelous new school with marble halls and pillars. Howard Miller is enthroned in the principal’s office. Not only does he supervise but he teaches a course in how to overcome absentmindedness and how to become efficient in the art of pun-making. In the lower regions of the same edifice, by a swimming pool stands Deedum Krynzel, who tears his chest and beats his hair and emits sounds which rival Tarzan’s heretofore considered inimit¬ able call. His eyes protrude glassily, and all because he simply cannot succeed in teaching the dumb freshmen the backward doughnut roll. Frank Kuzmeski is his assistant. He isn’t help¬ ing now because he has been indisposed for several days. An asinine sophomore stepped on his face while he was demonsti ' ating the toe hold. Betty Wheeler, Phyllis Gunn, Jeannette Martineau, Evelyn Fish, Gertrude Spungin all give lessons in how not to hold your man. Elwyn Taber has just invented a wingless, motorless airplane and everyone is waiting for its trial flight. It will be made in a part of the National Forest Reserve. This reserve is under Lester Hazelton’s supervision. He breeds woodpeckers because they keep his trees in good con¬ dition. Freddy and Franny Riel are engaged in a mortal combat. They are zealously trying to de¬ feat one another in ping-pong in order that the world may know which is really the champion. Edna Wallace Hopper’s success is responsible for the fact that Emelia Plodzien, Sophie Kopec, Nellie Clark and Arlene Buckmaster have all developed into effective high-powered saleswomen. Peter Mackin and Farrell Johnson are models in Pierre’s Select Establishment in Paris. Helen Olchowski also works there. She sells perfume at $100 a dram to gullible and wealthy Americans. Edward Olchowski is going about wearing a silk blouse and flowing tie. He has just suc¬ ceeded Rubinoff and Franklin Bickford is the second Walter Winchell. When people refute his statements he falls back on his dignity. Marjorie Woodin has given up the idea of being a nun and has accepted a position as host¬ ess in Lenny Passino’s night club. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 35 Irene Choate and Mary Ladd are in training. They are getting ready to participate in a marathon scheduled for the Olympics. Kenneth Brown is the rear-admiral on the flagship U. S. S. Dunker which is at present dry-docked in the Gill navy yard. Billy Fritz has gone in for histrionic art. He is playing the part of Pagliacci and is draw¬ ing capacity crowds to the Shea Theatre in the best clowning act since the world began. Betty Darrell has been greatly honored. She is the first feminine Speaker of the House that Congress has ever known. Janet Aitken has always been a serious person and now she has been elected senator from Ohio. Now she is endeavoring to pass an act which would provide a home for every fugitive flea circus. Charlotte Dykes’ advice is followed by more people in America than any other person’s. She writes a Dorothy Dix column in the Chimerical News edited by John Earley in the town of Topolobampo. July Ilajduk and Marjorie Hall are doing all they can to make interior decorating a sci¬ ence rather than an art. Josephine Waraksa and Evelyn Roe have become successful writers of fairy tales and they get many of their ideas by listening to excuses brought in by Howard’s pupils. Margaret Smith is a librarian. She has two assistants, namely Albertine Girard and Alice Beaubien. The library was founded by Stella Fisette and Rita Shea. Peter Koscinski is experimenting on his chicken farm to obtain a three-yoked egg. John Kosewicz is helping him. James Pf ersick, Mike Variest, and Bernard Cadran are all big league coaches. Aubrey Legendre and Edward Dubreuil have both gone in for eccentric dancing and can be seen daily at the Ritz. Casimir So ka, Roland Bourdeau, Stanley Potosek, and Charles Cock¬ ing have all become orators of world reknown. Grace Hoynoski, Mary Piecuch, and Marceline Lapean all work together. Grace designs clothes, Marceline shows you how to acquire long eye-lashes and Mary shows how to cultivate dimples. Ceslawa Kostrzewska and Blanche Swinko teach youngsters how to be able to talk with¬ out being timid about it and how to refrain from looking embarrassed. Sally Pierce and Victoria Sopollec are teachers of physical ed. and teach at Mount Hol- oke. Loretta Cousino and Elaine Mathieu are dietitians. Wallace Janek lectures to various mas¬ culine clubs. All he has to do is tell about a fish he once caught. Madeline Lonergan is a very popular chorine and Marie Goss is a registered nurse. - ■+ Is this not a record to be proud of? Josephine Waraksa Page 36 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 —1111 1111 — lill- HII —llll—llll—llll— 1||| — nil— —mi—nil—llll —Mil—— nil llll — 1111 — llll —— llll — llll — llll — Mil—l(ll« — llll— 1111 - llll— 1111— • llll— liil —llll llll—llll — ll»—llll— till llll—llll —U»J« 1934 personalities Class Beauty Phyllis Gunn Best Looking Boy Farrell Johnson Most Popular Girl Phyllis Gunn Most Popular Boy Adam Krynzel Best All Around Scholars Josephine Waraksa David Sargent Literary Geniuses Josephine Waraksa Howard Miller Those Who Participated In Most Activities Evelyn Roe Fred and Fran Riel Class Musicians Janet Aitken Best Thinkers Franklin Bickford Josephine Waraksa David Sargent Most Original Marjorie Hall Most Athletic Howard Miller Thelma Pierce Most Humorous Adam Krynzel Phyllis Gunn Howard Miller Most Likely to Succeed Josephine Waraksa David Sargent Most Talkative Isabella Wheeler Quietest Bernard Cadran Nellie Clark Always Late Lester Hazelton Rita Shea Franklin Bickford Munchausens Baron Munchausen Franklin Bickford Baroness Munchausen Class Inventors Evelyn Fish Marjorie Hall Elwyn Taber, Jr. Most Reckless Drivers Evelyn Roe Class Naturalists Edward McCrea Howard Miller Contortionists Charlotte Dykes Evelyn Roe John Earley Man Hater Marjorie Woodin Women Hater Punsters Lester Hazelton Evelyn Roe Optimists Howard Miller Evelyn Roe Pessimists Raymond Trudel Gertrude Spungin Raymond Miner 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 37 -- „+ ©n Hooking Path “And departing leave behind us Footprints in the Sands of Time” When we look back at these prints, is it going to be with pride or regret ? Undoubtedly it will be both. Our high school days will probably stand out in our memories for a long time. Sometime when we’re looking back we will smile as we think of the fast ones Mr. Lorden used to pull in class, or the time that Harry went to bat with a broom and won his letter for striking out. Or how can we help but feel a pleasant sensation as we think of all the work and thought we put in on the Prom, on the pleasant anxiety before the Senior Play and Prize Speaking and the feeling of a job well done when the last curtain came down. Pm willing to wager that none of us would trade that day of furious pinning, tacking, cut¬ ting, and the pounded fingers before the Prom, for anything else in the world, even though we were so tired, that fifteen dances seemed like a million when the big night finally arrived. But the thrill that nothing can surpass comes with the memory of the supreme moment when a Turners man carried the pigskin over Greenfield’s goal line three times and the wild frenzy of the Turners’ stands, the feel of the splintering goal posts, and the crazy snake dance through the town afterward. There’s a scene to stick in your mental scrap book, which will always whisk you back to 1933 and T. F. H. S. We’ll always be moved to say “What a game,’’ when we look back to the tournament game at M. S. C. with Williamstown, as we watched the timer hold the gun aloft, watching the seconds tick past, almost praying that the ball would keep away from our basket until the overtime period was over. “We’re ahead. One point. Hold that ball. Oh! there goes the game! No! Watch him. Watch him. What a game!” And when we’re musing over the amenities of life, won’t those band and orchestra rehearsals be among them, with Mr. Bickford’s chiding of the fiddles or his smiling banter if we were playing to suit him. What athlete can forget the smells and sounds of the dressing room before a game, with its last minute instructions and assurances; and what fan will forget the feeling of pride as the team came onto the floor as the band marched trium¬ phantly down the field. Don’t you remember how we said “It’s work,” and “It’s hot,” but how we snapped in obedi¬ ence to the commands as a “Platoons right by squads—” made a soldier of every one of us? Who that was on the Netop board will forget that feeling of importance, when he saw his name in the masthead of the first issue of the new school paper, or the discussions of real news¬ paper problems at Press Club meetings? Oh yes, we grumbled at times, “we have too much homework,” and “that’s an unreason¬ able assignment” and maybe it was, but those few unpleasant moments are out balanced by the pleasant ones. Or maybe we said that we were being treated like a bunch of children, or that certain school policies and customs were foolish, but now as we look back we can see that we profited rather than lost by the strict discipline, and by learning that there are certain things in every institution which will always be taboo or required, and that we must become accus¬ tomed to regard them with respect. We each will have our own personal pleasant memories too, like the feel of a warm breeze in study, or being squeezed into half a seat in chapel, or the solution of a problem in math, and the smell of chlorine in the lab. There’s something we’ll keep tucked away in the corner of our memories to make us smile when we think of our high school days at Turners. 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The publicity committee has charge of notifying members of the meetings and publishing notices. The membership committee stimulates interest in the club by personal con¬ tact and persuasion, and brings in new members. Instead of having officers, each member is given a chance to con¬ duct a meeting. Honorary members are Bernice Grogan, Mary McCarthy, Isabelle Piasecki, Lillian Mosseau, P. G.’s; Josephine Waraksa, senior; and Nellie Wozniak and Ruth Rau, juniors. During the year the club has had two hikes, a Hallowe’en party, presented a three-act play, “The Trailer of Errors,” to its members, attended superior court, studied court procedure, studied business dress, visited the court house, had a treasure hunt, and will end the year with a swimming party. Enthusiasm was the power that set the Commercial Club in motion, and we all hope it will ever be the vital force. •J«»—mi—mi ■ M i M ■ ' i 1 • mi ■Mil Page 44 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 45 ■ — III! — Mil — Mil — Mil —. •mi—ini—mi—-Mil—mi—mi—mi-mi —mi- •mi—mi—mi—mi—mi—mi—mi—mi mi (Hhcljesitia ani) lee Club — ORCHESTRA — The orchestra, under Mr. Bickford’s skilled guidance, has become a thriving organization in the school. The combined orchestra and glee club concert is considered one of the outstanding events of the year along with Senior Play, Prize Speaking, and the Junior Prom. Besides giving such a fine performance at the annual glee club and orchestra concert, the orchestra has furnished music for all of the assembly programs as well as Senior Play and Prize Speaking and a meeting of the Montague Parent-Teacher Association. Having planned to hold the concert in the high school auditorium, Mr. Bickford groomed the orchestra in a lighter, more delicate type of piece. This type of playing has taxed the skill of the musicians to the utmost. Knowing that the students enjoy lively music, Mr. Bickford had them work on Rudolf Friml’s rollicking “Vagabond King.” This year, owing to the two-session plan now in use, the freshmen have formed an orchestra of their own and they have furnished music for their assemblies. They combined with the upper-class men when¬ ever the orchestra made a public appearance. — GLEE CLUB — One of the major surprises of the year were the selections ren¬ dered by the Boys’ Glee Club at the annual Music Clubs concert. This club, under the guidance of Mr. Bickford, has shown remarkable im¬ provement over the work of former years. There are about thirty boys in the club, most of them freshmen, thereby assuring the students of many pleasant entertainments in the future. These boys have worked hard to attain the plaudits of the audiences before whom they have performed. It was not easy work but the boys did not shirk at the sight of the hard work ahead and have followed the guiding hand of their talented leader. This concert was not the only successful performance presented by these boys for they have appeared before the student body several times and have made a big hit each time. At the recent banquet given to the Rotary Club in the High School Auditorium, these boys again performed in a creditable manner and won the approval of the Rotarians. We wish the boys more success in the future and can see nothing but this with their fine leader, Mr. Charles Bickford. • TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Page 46 iftii- " H-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi- ■ mi—mi — ini- —mi —nil —mi — mi ■ ini ' •ini ' ■Mil—Mil Mil—M ®nnters iljalls ut (brccuftelfr 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 47 Mil —mi ——MM—llll—— Nil—— llll — Mil— -IHI— »l|l|—— llll — WI —1111 — Mil — III,— — Mil—— Mil—— HH— - Mil—— 111!—— IHI— — llll—— llll—llll —llll—-llll—-llll — IIH—-1111— — llll—— HII— — IHI— —llll -M — " f ®lj t JBanb We love a parade!—Especially when the high school band is on parade. This unit has been in existence for only three years. We be¬ lieve that we can justly say that it has improved in leaps and bounds until it is now finding a place for itself among other high school units in the vicinity. The band is becoming a very cosmopolitan group, as widely trav¬ eled as any group in the school. This past year they have been unusual¬ ly busy. They started their programs by journeying to Springfield to compete at the Eastern States Exposition. Their next public appearance was in the N. R. A. parade held in Greenfield. During the course of the year they have also given concerts in the Shea Theater, at the Massa¬ chusetts State Basketball Tourney on the final night, at the Veterans’ Hospital in Leeds, at the Orange High School and at Hampton Beach, N. H. in connection with the New England Musical Festival held there. Besides all of this work the band has appeared at many of the football and basketball games. This organization also furnished music for the field days held by the Montague schools and for the high school military unit. All of these achievements have meant a great amount of hard work for Mr. Bickford and the students. Selections must be practiced hard and faithfully before they can be presented to the public. Just how much work had to be done, can be realized only, if one stops to think how much the repertoire of the band has been enlargened. The band is highly esteemed by the high school students. TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Page 48 g«ii mi mi mi—mi—mi—mi—im—mi—im—mi—mi- »llll«— mi—mi—ini — Mil- |ho Jllento S ocietp ■ " + Lower Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Lester Hazelton, Elizabeth Darrell, David Sargent, Elwyn Taber, Charlotte Dykes, Howard Miller. Second Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Irene Choate, Bernard Cadran, Nellie Clark, Miss Teed, Class Adviser; Josephine Waraksa, Theodore Molongoski, Evelyn Roe. Third Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Janet Aitken, C ' eslawa Kostrzewska, Stella Fisette, Marjorie Woodin. Top Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Francis Riel and Raymond Trudel. In 1916 the headmasters of Western Massachusetts established an honor society for pupils of their schools along lines suggested by the Phi Beta Society of colleges. Their experience with the society was such that they have continued the plan and invited all class “A” schools of the state to establish chapters of the society. The object of the society is the encouragement of superior scholastic achievement. It was thought that good scholarship should receive recognition something like that given unusual athletic ability. Any class “A” high school in the state of Massachusetts which has a four-year curriculum can establish a chapter of this society by sending a written,notice to the secretary. The em¬ blem of the Pro Merito Society is a copyright pin which is available in fourteen and ten karat gold. Members of the society are selected by the headmaster of each school from the students in the senior class. The first selection ’s made any time after the completion of the junior year and includes all students of good character who have finished three-fourths of the work re¬ quired for graduation with an average of at least 85% in all wor k recorded. A second selection is made any time during the last semester and includes those stu¬ dents who were not eligible before but who have improved their scholarship until their work averages 85 %. The Pro Merito Society holds several meetings during the year and each different group sends delegates to the sectional meetings. Every chapter keeps a permanent list of all its mem¬ bers and sends to the secretary the names of those selected each year. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 49 ipijilatelic Club Lower row, reading from left to right:—David Sargent, Elwyn Taber, Jr., Howard Miller. Top row, reading from left to right:—Mr. Lorden, Advisor; Gordon Higinbotham, Robert Foley, Donald Taber. The Philatelic Club, though small in number consists of a group of boys thoroughly interested in their hobby, stamps. The following officers were chosen, Elwyn Taber, Jr., President: Howard Miller, Vice-President; David Sargent, Secretary. The chief topic of discussion at our meetings, which were under the leadership of Mr. Lorden, was pre-cancelled stamps. The purpose of the club is to get together and learn about stamps and to exchange them with fellow members. An¬ other year’s added interest in this hobby we hope will attract more Philatelists to us, thus making this club larger and more active. Page 50 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL — llll—— llll— llll — llll — -- ' ---— Seated, reading from left to right:—Fred Riel, Fran Riel, Pervere, Phyllis Gunn, Betty Darrell, President Bryce; Mary Ladd, Fisette, Helen Gewehr, Taber, Sargent. Standing, lower row, reading from left to right:—Cowan, Shea, Olchowski, Miner, Blassberg, Eastman, Wattles, Sojka, Variest. Center row, reading from left to right:—Welcome, Johnson, Baker, Earley, O’Connell, Miller. Top row, reading from left to right:—Frigon, Mr. Shumway, Faculty Advisor; Higinbotham. During the past year under the capable leadership of Mr. Shum¬ way, our science teacher, a Science Club has been organized. Its mem¬ bership is restricted to those who have or who are at present studying the sciences. Forbes Bryce was elected president; Clarence Welcome, vice president; Elizabeth Darrell, secretary; and George Fisette, treasurer. The club has devoted a large part of its time to organization so that it may become a bigger success in future years. As a great many boys were interested in aeronautics, the boys most skilled in the con¬ struction of small models constructed a huge plane with an eight foot wing. This model is a piece of art. Many meetings were held throughout the year at which entertain¬ ment was provided by various members. In the earlier part of the school year, the Science Club successfully conducted a much enjoyed social at which the decorations were most original. Cut from newspa¬ pers we recognized our friends, Mickey Mouse, The Black Cat and others, famed in song and story adorning the walls and the chandeliers. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 51 -—. ■mi ■» " — — SENIOR PLAY CAST — Reading from left to right: Leonard Passino, Frank Kuzmeski, Lester Hazelton, Janet Aitken, Edward Olchowski, Evelyn Roe, Elwyn Taber, John Dejnak, and Bernard Cadran. “JSmt Pp 1 ’ Lights!—Curtain Up!—And on the wings of drama we are carried to the interior of a mountain cabin in South Carolina, Leonard Passino as Pop Todd clumps in, Janet Aitken as Widow Cagle says the lines which have become a local catch phrase, “Pull ye up a char” and the senior cast of Lula Vollmer’s “Sun-Up” is off to a flying start. The theme is that of the mountain people’s hatred of the law and its representatives and their peculiar code of feuds. Rufe Cagle, played by Elwyn Taber Jr. and the Sheriff, Edward Olchowski are rivals for Emmy Todd’s favor. Evelyn Roe as Emmy finally marries Rufe just before he is drafted for serv¬ ice in the World War. He goes in spite of his mother’s protests that the National government is his enemy whom he ought to fight, rather than defend. While Rufe is away, Widow Cagle harbors a “Stranger” Frank Kuzmeski, who is a deserter and she defies the Sheriff, who thinks it is Rufe, to take him away. The Sheriff fearing the Widow’s quick trigger finger retires to await developements, which come rapidly when Widow Cagle finds that the Stranger is the son of the revenue officer who shot her husband. She is about to deal with him as is the custom in the mountains, when she hears the voice of her son, who has been killed in action, saying that as long as there is hate there will be feuds, and that feuds are futile. After the Stranger has promised to go back to the army, she helps him to escape the Sheriff, by having him wear the clothes of Bud, ablely played by Bernard Cadran. And then as the sun rises, the Widow steps to the door and says “It was sundown when you left me, but its sun-up now and 1 know God’s taking care of you, Rufe.” Judging by the applause the audience certainly appreciated the ex¬ pert performance of these senior actors, so ablely directed by Miss Teed. Lester Hazelton, as the preacher who always carried a bottle “in case of sickness” married the hero and heroine with a very authentic touch, and John Dejnak said his thirteen words, as if the number weren’t a bit unlucky. And P. S.,—the dog nearly stole the show so they had to keep him off the stage after the first act. Page 52 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 iiii—— iiii—-iiii — mi—mi—mi —mi— iiii — mi —mi—im —mi —mi —mi—mi —mi — imi —mi —nil—mi- — imi — nii- ini— iih— nn—mi— Club Seated, reading from left to right:—Potosek, Bourdeau, Johnson, Krynzel, Fran Riel, Fred Riel, President Skrzypek, Brown, Pfersick, Variest, Dejnak, and Kuzmeski. Standing, lower row, reading from left to right:—Fish, Girard, Bertrand, Skrzypek, Hitchcock, Dranzek, Kawecki, Tuttle. Center row, reading from left to right:—Sargent, Trudel, Christian, Sears, Sojka, Earley, Pervere. Top row, reading from left to right:—Cowan, McCarthy, Milkey, McGillicuddy, Bakula, Merritt, Coach Lorden, Perkins. The T-Club was founded in 1926 when Mr. Lorden first came here to coach. To be a member of this club a boy had to win a letter T in some sport. Every year since the club was founded the members have met and have elected officers. The officers are usually seniors because they have won the most letters in sports. The officers of this year’s T-Club are Chester Skrzypek, president; Kenneth Brown, vice-president and Fred¬ erick Riel, secretary. The club has drawn up a constitution which stat¬ ed what must be done to win a letter. The T-Club is a very fine club and any boy who belongs ought to feel proud, because to belong to the club he had to show that he was good enough to win a letter. The num¬ ber of members is steadily increasing until this year it is one of the largest organizations at the school. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 53 U—,,«— +■ — FRESHMAN LATIN CLUB — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Doroth Winch, Norma Grogan, Fred Sullivan, Rosalie Beaubien, Philip Morgan, Sally Dykes, Frank Bush, Mary Quinn, Helen Long. Center row, reading from left to right:—Raymond Corbierre, Ruth Milkey, Janice Freitag, Rose Solomon, Abbie Burnham, Phyllis Griesbach, Jimmy Gunn. Top row, reading from left to right:-—Harold Sears, Beulah Brown, Paul Shumway, Miss Louise Clark, Advisor; Stephen Siteman, Nellie Wozniak, Paul Glazier. — HIKSOS CLUB — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Sally Dykes, Abbie Burnham, Ruth Neipp, Imelda Legere, Dorothy Rau, June Hillman. Center row, reading from left to right:—Jennie Darash, Mary Bogusz, Beulah Brown, Anna Zink, Rose Solomon, Norma Grogan, Phyllis Griesbach. Top row, reading from left to right:—Jennie Gozeski, Alice Kulch, Miss Marion Crowther, Advisor; Ethel Zimmerman, Ruth Milkey. } Page 54 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 4 — SENIOR CLASS, ’34 — Miss Alice Teed, — Class President, Theodore Molongoski Secretary, Josephine Waraksa Class Advisor Officers — Vice-President Francis Riel Treasurer, Raymond Trudel — JUNIOR CLASS, ' 35 — Miss Evelyn Lindsay, - - Class Advisor — Class Officers — President, Gustav Milkey Vice-President, Michael Mucha Secretary, Rita Conway Treasurer, Blanche Golec 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Pape 55 -+ — SOPHOMORE CLASS, ’30 — Miss Mabel Fortune and Miss Anna Shea, Class Advisors — Class Officers — President, Edward Noga Vice-President, Richard Holbrook Secretary, Beatrice Richotte Treasurer, Anna Kallins — FRESHMAN CLASS, ’37 — Miss FitzGerald and Mrs. O’Keefe, Cla-.- Advisors Page 56 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 mi—tin _ mi—• mi—mi—mi—mi—mi—mi—mi- ■Mil——1111 —Mil —Mil- ■ini ' ■ mi—mi mi mi—mi ■mi—mi—nil—mi—mi—mi ini ' ■»— — THE FOOTBALL BANQUET — At the conclusion of the season, on Wednesday, December 20, the football team were the guests of honor at a banquet prepared by Miss Crowther and her group of freshman girls who are students of the Home Economics Department. It was an excellent affair and a fitting way to end a fine season. Mr. Burke was toastmaster and he saw to it that every one had a good time. Papers which contained several songs were passed out and the boys exercised their vocal chords (the neighbors must have thought the end of the world had come.) There was speech making by the members of the faculty, Mr. Keating, and the senior members of the football squad. Many of the boys had tears in their eyes when they finished. Miss Crowther and her girls did the decorating as well as the cook¬ ing and saw to it that none of the boys left the Auditorium hungry. Mr. Bickford and a selected group of musicians kindly rendered the musical selections for the evening. Letters were awarded to the following boys at the conclusion of the banquet: Chester Skrzypek, Captain; Casimir Sojka, Manager; Walter Bakula, Kenneth Brown, Louis Christian, John Dejnak, Henry Dranzek, Albert Fish, Edmund Kawecki, Adam Krynzel, Frank Kuz- meski, Bernard McCarthy, Gustave Milkey, Edward Naida, Anthony Novak, Freeland Perkins, Harold Pervere, James Pfersick, Stanley Potosek, Francis Riel, Frederick Riel, William Sears and Gerald Trudel. Pervere and McCarthy were also elected as co-captains of next year’s squad at this banquet. Mr. Burke almost found it necessary to call out his military unit to drive the boys away from the tables and see that they went home and did their home work. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 57 ■ • nii — mi—mi—mi— mi — mi— mi — mi—mi—mi—nil— nn — ini — mi — mi —nii — ini — mi—nil — mi — mi—ini — mi—nn — mi — mi — nii — mi—iin — mi—till— mi — nil — mi — mi— nii — mi- Athletic Section •HU— nii —iin- Hli —mi—nil—nil—nil—nil —Mil—iin —-nil—nil—nn« —Ml—llli —ini ' ■ nil .ini—mi—mi ' •Mil—mi—liil •nil—iin — iin — mi—mi—nil—n»| I TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 Page 58 -ini —mi —mi — —iiii — mi—mi — -nil—nil — mi—— — 1933 FOOTBALL SQUAD — Lower Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Principal Burke, Dejnak, Pfersick, Fran Riel, McCarthy, Krynzel, Capt. Skrzypek, Fred Riel, Kuzmeski, Potosek, Brown, Pervere and Dr. Jacobus, team physician. Center Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Trainer Earley, Coach Lorden, Christian, Novak, Naida, Milkey, Dranzek, Sears, Bakula, Perkins, Trudel, Fish, Kawecki, Assistant Coach Sheff and Manager Sojka. Top Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Suprenant, Johnson, Kulis, McGillicuddy, Stepzeyk, Taber, Noga, Courtemanche, Newton, Guilbault, Shields, Golowka, Bonnette, Milonas, Yarmac. The 1933 football squad started slowly but gathered enough momentum as they went along to crown with success one of the best seasons ever enjoyed by a Turners Falls High School eleven by defeating Greenfield 12-0. Hampered by numerous injuries the team never gave up fighting once and finished the season with a record of six victories, two scoreless ties and one defeat. It was a great team and reflected glory upon Mr. Lorden. Under their fighting captain, Chet Skrzypek, the Indians literally swept through a sched¬ ule which included nine of the strongest teams in this section, in fact the stronger they were the better the team liked it. The team showed its best form in the Agawam game when it won by a score of 25-0 with the first team playing less than half the contest. The Indians also looked good against Pittsfield, one of the best teams in the Berkshires, winning by a score of 10-0. The Greenfield game at¬ tracted a throng of over 10,000 fans. The Indians lost their only game of the season to Holyoke High by a score of 7-6. Several of the local regulars were out of this game because of injuries. Adam Krynzel and Bernard McCarthy were selected on the All-Western Massachusetts Scholastic Team as fullback and center respectively. Harold Pervere and McCarthy were se¬ lected as co-captains of next year’s squad. The season’s summary:— Turners 6 Amherst 0 Turners 0 Cathedral 0 Turners 6 Holyoke 7 Turners 7 Commerce 0 Turners 0 Gardner 0 Turners 12 Athol 6 Turners 25 Agawam 0 Turners 10 Pittsfield 0 Turners 12 Greenfield 0 Totals, Turners Falls 78 Opponents 13 -—- 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 59 mi—mi —mi—mi—mi—mi—nil— iiii — mi— mii—imi —mi —im —mi—mi—im —ini — iih— mi —mi—mi— mii— mi- — BASKETBALL SQUAD — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Johnson, Variest, Krynzel, Fred Riel, Fran Riel, Pervere. Top row, reading from left to right:—Principal Burke, Bourdeau, Manager Sargent, McCarthy, Coach Lorden. Starting the season with three veterans from last season’s championship five the Indians had the foundation of what appeared to be a great team but the team never reached its top form. They did however win 13 games and lost but six. The quintet played in flashes, at times displaying a form that made them appear unbeat¬ able and then they’d play as if they couldn’t beat anyone their next game. The Indians were eliminated in their first game at the M. S. C. Small High School Tourney by Smith Academy, 23-21. It was a tremendous upset and still has the fans guessing. There was some consolation gained however as the team defeated their great rivals, Greenfield, two straight games by scores of 41-25 and 29-22. Some of the largest crowds ever to witness basketball in this town stormed Hibernian Hall several times and had to be turned away. The hall was filled to capacity every home game. The season’s summary:— Turners 28 Deerfield 17 Turners 34 Adams 22 Turners 39 Gardner 28 Turners 43 Rosary 25 Turners 22 Westfield 37 Turners 27 Commerce 23 Turners 41 Greenfield 25 Turners 32 Gardner 24 Turners 19 St. Michaels 21 Turners 8 Deerfield 19 Turners 19 Westfield 24 Turners 23 Sacred Heart 21 Turners 31 Adams 24 Turners 56 Orange 25 Turners 57 Orange 17 Turners 29 Greenfield 22 Turners 39 Sacred Heart 25 Turners 21 Smith Academy 23 Turners 8 St. Michaels 17 Totals, Turners Falls 576 Opponents 439 ■ HH—HIIM- Mil——nil—nil—MII HII—Ml—Mil—.|||t—1 |— Mil——1111—-Hill—IHI—-nil—|l«—Mil—llll llll—1111—lilt—till—llll—(III—-Mil—Mil—-1111—Mil—INI—•« {• Page 60 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 X u —iiii —iiii—mi—nil—iiii—iiii—iiii —iw—iiii —iiii—iiii—iiii " — 1111 —mi —mi—mi—mi—iin — iin — im ■mi—ini- ■iin ■mi—mi • mi—mi—mi—mi—nil—mi —u»|« — VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Mascots, Joel Lorden and Arthur Burke, Jr., Pervere, Fred Riel, Captain Krynzel, Fran Riel, Variest. Center row, reading from left to right:—Naida, Guilbault, Christian, Kulis, Zimmer¬ man, Daignault, Golowka, Novak. Top row, reading from left to right:—Principal Burke, Assistant Coach Shelf, Kawecki Manager Earley, Coach Lorden. The Turners Falls Indians dropped their first three games of the year and seemed headed for a disastrous campaign but recently they have found their batting eyes and have gone on the warpath scalping opponents left and right. There were many veterans on this year’s team but for some reason they did not seem to click as a unit. Injuries handicapped the Indians at the beginning of the year but they have at last begun to play the ball they are capable of. Adam Krynzel was elected captain by the lettermen and has proved himself to be a good leader. The team won the annual Memorial Day game with Greenfield by a score of 9-3. There were many other well played games, including the Adams game which the Indians won by a score of 10-2 and the Orange game which the locals also won 10-2. There are many boys who are playing their last games for Turners on this baseball team. The Season’s Summary (when we went to press) : Turners 3 Chicopee 4 Turners 10 Adams 2 Turners 1 Orange 2 Turners 5 Commerce 1 Turners 1 Chicopee Q O Turners 10 Orange 2 Turners 7 Sacred Heart 6 Turners 7 Technical 9 Turners 7 Gardner 4 Turners 9 Greenfield 3 Turners 2 Athol 10 Turners 11 Trade 10 Turners 2 Technical 6 Turners Falls 75 Opponents 62 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 61 — GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM— Lower Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Mary Treml, Phyllis Gunn, Helen Humphries. Center Row—Reading from Left to Right: —Janet Aiken, Marion Welcome, Blanche Golec. Top—Miss Gladys Townsley, Coach — TENNIS TEAM — Lower Row—Reading from Left to Right:-—Charles Girard and Capt. Charles Tuttle. Center Row—Reading from Left to Right:-—Howard Miller, Robert Foley, Gustave Milkey. Top Row—Reading from Left to Right:—Roland Bourdeiau, Coach Winn and Manager Raymond Trudel. Page 62 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 4«)l—•Mil—Mil—llll —llll —llll——nil—Mil—llll«—nil—llll —•llll ■III! • •mi- ■IIII—mi—IIII—mi—nil ini ' ■mi—mi- • mi " ■nil—mi—nn- .— • — TRACK SQUAD — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Fran Riel, Fred Riel, Adam Krynzel, Capt. Kenneth Brown; Albert Fish, Walter Bakula, Mitchell Darash, Coach Sheff. Second row, reading from left to right:— ' Charles Girard, Joseph Hajduk, John Kulis, Frank Kuzmeski, Irving Krainson, Wallace Girard, Bernard Neipp. Third row, reading from left to right:— Alfred Courtemanche, Edwin Neveau, Matthew Johnson, Bernard McCarthy, Gilbert Whitney, Harold Hitchcock. Top row—Manager Fritz, Joseph Skrzypek, Stephen Stepzyk, Elmer Merritt, Freeland Perkins, Elliott Moreau, Roland Bertrand, Trainer; John Earley. — 1937 FOOTBALL SQUAD — Lower row, reading from left to right:—W. Zink, E. Sicard, M. Hoynoski, R. Leary, Capt.; C. Johnson L. Sicard, F. Shirtcliff. Center row—D. Tanyuk, E. Staiger, R. Dubreuil, E. Ducharme, R. Las- kowski, R. Stoughton. Top row—Mr. Galvin, Coach; T. Ryan, F. Bush, P. Shanahan, E. Bergiel, H. Dion, A. Morin, Manager. 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 63 ■im — mi- ■llll ■mi—mi—ii — GIRLS’ FIELD HOCKEY TEAM — Lower Row- -Reading from Left to Right:—Marion Welcome, Thelma Pierce, Nellie Wozniak. Second Row-—Reading from Left to Right:—Anna Pervere, Viola Sivik, Kathleen Delpha, Regina Walichowski. Third Row—Reading from Left to Right:-—Rita Frigon, Josephine Waraksa Madeline Lonergan, Clara Ross, Adele Grimard. Top—Miss Gladys Townsley, Coach — FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM — Lower row, reading from left to right:—Daniel Tanyak, Charles Gloski, Telesphore Ryan, Chester Johnson, Joseph Ronsewich, Frank Bush. Center row, reading from left to right:—Edward Bergil, William Zink, Howard Has¬ kins, Edward Putala, Robert Leary, Edward Sicard. Top row, reading from left to right:—Mr. Charles Galvin, Coach; Mr. Arthur Burke, Principal; Edmond Olchowski, Manager. Page 64 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 1111 —1111 —1111-—mi mi —mi—-1111—mi— mm—— mi—mi— iim—M il—nn—mi—— im — mi— iiii •mi ■ mii nn—nn — nn nn —• nn —— « »£• H patclj of nttlesi “I started out on the theory that the world had an opening for me.” “Did you find it?” “Well, rather. I’m in the hole now.” Mr. Grouch had some new neighbors, and his wife was very much interested in them. In a few days she reported: “They seem a most devoted couple. He kisses her everytime he goes out and even waves kiss¬ es to her from the sidewalk. Why don’t you do that?” “Why don’t I? Good heavens! I don’t even know her yet!” NIGHTIE, NIGHTIE! “Shut your eyes, Willie, and mother will tell you a story to put you to sleep.” “Why will it put me to sleep, mommy?” “Because it—oh, it’s that kind of a story. . . . Once there was a king who had three sons, and one day-” “Why did he have three sons, mommy?” “Because—well, because they weren’t daugh¬ ters. ... So the king-” “You don’t have three sons, do you, mommy?” “No. I only have one, but sometimes he gets me as hot and bothered as three. ... So the king one day balled his three sons and told them about a fero¬ cious dragon that was-” “What’s a dragon, mommy?” “Oh, it’s sort of—well, it’s like an animal, only it isn’t an animjal exactly. It has fire coming out of its nose, and it looks like a great big alligator, only it isn’t really an alligator, because it’s a dragon.” “What’s an alligator, mommy?” “Well, it’s sort of animal with scales. It Wallow ' s around in rivers and bites you if you get too close.” “Why does it bite you, mommy?” “Oh, because it—it just bites. Hungry, I guess. Or maybe it doesn’t like you.” “Don’t you know, mommy?” “If you want to hear this story, keep still, or I won’t tell it. . . . So the dragon ate up all the beautiful young girls it could find, and the king asked his three sons to go out and kill the bad dragon.” “Why was it bad?” “Because it ate up jail the beautiful young girls.” “Why were they beautiful, mommy?” “Because they grew like that. It’s something that just comes to you or it doesn’t. “You’re not beautiful, are you, mommy?” “I’ve had my moments, Willie. This isn’t one of them though. So the oldest son tried to kill the dragon and the next son tried, but both failed. And then the youngest jand fairest of them all set out with his faithful sword-” “What’s a faithful sword, mommy?” “Oh, it’s a sword that’s faithful. You know, just one that always works.” “Why does it always work, mommy?” “Wfyat am I doing, Willie?” “You are pulling your hair, mommy.” “Why am I pulling my hair, Willie?” “Because you are mad as everything.” “Why am I mad as everything, Willie?” “Because I ask questions.” “Why does it make me mad as everything when you ask questions, Willie?” “Because you don’t know the answers mommy.” “Why are you lying on the floor, mommy? Did the story put YOU to sleep?” —Aleen Wetstein Two boys and a large, shapeless, wagging dog stood idlely in the sunny square of a Middle Western town. A passerby heard this conversation: “How’d you like my police dog?” “0 yeah? That’s no police dog.” “0 yes it is. You see he’s disguised; he belongs to the secret service.” S K ' I 4 Two men who had been bachelor cronies met for the first time in five years. “Tell me, Tom,” said one, “did you marry that girl, or do you still darn your own socks and do your cooking?” “Yes,” was Tom’s reply. A student in an Indiana college town was inquiring at a boarding house: “What do you charge a week for a room, here?” “Five dollars up.” “Yes, but I’m a student,” the seeker replied, think- the price was a little bit high. “Oh, in that case, it will be Five Dollars Down.” Tom: (in a Latin exam): “What’s the word for increase?” Dick: Darned if I know.” So Tom diligently wrote the principal parts. Darn- ifino, darnifinare, darnifinavi, darnifinatus. She: “Would some of you boys mow the grass off our tennis courts?” One of the boys: “Sure any time. Just sheer fun, the mower the merrier.” “What is the test of a good code of morals?” “Whether people can follow it or not.” “If it’s a good code people can’t follow it anyway.” 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 65 J e JeJtim " Jj rrxl - Jr f J r Ji fi ' Y.) ' - Jrr ) - Jre f .Jc rrJ rf ai r.j s J er rr n rVt feu ,e. i Ye re r j rr r t J ' eerrr rr jr ( " rrf w )f( !j( ' J ' . ’fljj ' - ' Y rr r J ' s e.ce ( J -ex? e teurr reji r jr Mtcr r tiff r.t , we frolUr r Page 66 TURNERS FALL ■ »»:«t« »t» x :«: x x» X‘ x , ! , x , ‘t ,, t i J‘ , t‘ : S HIGH SCHOOL 193 ;..j;„ ..j„ „;.,x« X‘ x ‘ ' X " : : , : , 4 “ , ‘’ ‘ ' ‘ ‘ ‘ , ‘ ' ELITE SHOPPE Have Y our Prescriptions Compounded at the Op era House Pharmacy “You will Feel Better McCarthy THE CLOTHIER BUDDY SERGE SUITS A SPECIALTY Have Your Diploma Framed at COUTURE BROS. Business Training Will Increase Your Opportunities Accounting — Secretarial Courses Business Administration Thoroughly Taught by the Conference Plan DIAL 9444 Greenfield Commercial School CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 1-9-3-4 ELITE SHOPPE SMART APPAREL TURNERS FALLS, MASS. GIRARD CARTER DRY GOODS TURNERS FALLS, MASS. SUMMER SANDALS A Complete Line at Popular Prices JAMES A. GUNN CLOTHIER and HATTER HOME OF STOTZ CLEANING AND PRESSING SERVICE MURPHY’S SHOE SHOP 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 67 DR. J. E. DONAHUE — DENTIST — 171 Avenue A Turners Falls, Mass. PLOTKIN FURNITURE CO. Glenwood Ranges Florence Oil Burners Complete Home Furnishings Turners Falls Massachusetts SHEA THEATER SPA Candy, Ice Cream Cigarettes, Pop Corn JOHN L. HORRIGAN " The Rank With the Chimes” CROCKER INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS Incorporated 1869 Turners Falls, Massachusetts Deposits received daily and will be put on interest the first day of every month. Dividends are payable January 1st and July 1st. Banking Hours:—• 9 a. m. to 3 p m. Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. Albert R. Smith, President Norman P. Farwell, Treasurer ? V f f T y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y ❖ y y y V y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y • t y y y y y y V ? ¥ y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y v A Page 68 «Jn T»♦% ♦ TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 1934 •vV. w ►R hjssell GREEN RIVER WORKS TABLE — KITCHEN—BUTCHER and TRADE CUTLERY Manufactured by R ussell H arrington Cutlery fa SUCCESSOR TO JOHN RUSSELL CUTLERY CO ■ HARRINGTON CUTLERY CO TURNERS FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS Y ❖ ♦ Y » BROWN STUDIO CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER Federal Street Greenfield, Massachusetts ELECTRICITY “THE UNIVERSAL SERVANT” TURNERS FALLS POWER AND ELECTRIC COMPANY ♦; OF , ;iUESLfECK tiNBLPER fe] 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 69 $ Compliments of KENDALL MILLS TURNERS FALLS PLANT SOCONY SERVICE STATION Cor. Third and L Streets FISK TIRES DRIVE THE MOBILOIL MOBILGAS FORD V - 8 MOBILLUBRICATION JOSEPH COTTON BEAUMIER MOTOR SALES Manager TURNERS FALLS, MASS. Telephone 8571 TURNERS FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS Best Wishes to the Graduating Class and Congratulations on Your Success. We Appreciate Your Past EUGENE THE WAVE OF LASTING BEAUTY CROQUINOLE ENDS Business and Stand Ready To Be of Service to You In the Future Facials—Haircutting—Shampooing AND ALL OTHER LINES OF BEAUTY CULTURE G. KOCH SON LEAH’S BEAUTY SHOP 110 Avenue A V) Page 70 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 193 | For Flavor First—and Last-Cook Electrically From soup to dessert—through every course—the dinner that is § cooked electrically is chock full of natural goodness and flavor. $ Modern homemakers, justly proud of their reputations as good cooks, $ are turning to electric cookery to gain this flavor for their tables. The fast, even heat of the electric oven seals in the natural goodness of cakes and pastries. . . .surface cooking with small amounts of water saves the healthful vitamins and mineral salts.. ..constant oven conditions assure roasts that are filled with juice and flavor waiting to be released at the touch of the knife. Electric cookery’s flavor will be enjoyed by every member of the family. Its many other advantages will be most appreciated by the busy homemaker. INVESTIGATE CAREFREE ELECTRIC COOKERY TO-DAY Co-operating dealers are featuring an interesting free installation offer WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY Constituent of WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES T V y y • y V $ y y y y y V y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y GEO. STARBUCK SONS, INCORPORATED Established 1872 QUIET MAY OIL BURNER Steam, Water and Plumbing Contractors Land Tile, Flue Lining and Gal¬ vanized Roofing, General Kitchen Furnishings J. B. KENNEDY’S PLUMBING, TINNING STEAM FITTING 37 THIRD STREET ROCHESTER TAILORING By KELLER HEUMSEN THOMPSON The Timely Clothes Exclusively For Young Men We Have a Large Assortment In The Watchusett Shirt With The Point Setter Collar ALSO FURNISHING HATS AND CAPS HERMAN F. SEILER GREENFIELD FLORAL COMPANY FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS 63 AVENUE A Turners Falls Telephone 244-2 Greenfield Telephone 9585 v v vO v ! vv vv4 y I 4 ' 4 4 vvvv4 ' 4 4 v v I vvvvv vvvvvvvC ' f v ! vC yv v . . vvv4 v f } 4 I 4 I C f I I v I v I vv 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 71 | I 1 f IT COMES BUT SELDOM ! WOULD YOU SUCCEED IN LIFE ? THEN Trifle not with it. Use it. Rise to it. Never ignore it. Enlarge it. Respect it. Stick to it. We extend to you the OPPORTUNITY to Cultivate Thrift and Sound Business Habits. THE CROCKER NATIONAL BANK OF TURNERS FALLS GEORGE MORREAU, JR. BUSSES FOR HIRE FOURTH STREET TURNERS FALLS X MANSION HOUSE BARBER SHOP LOUIS LEGENDRE Proprietor GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of H. J. WARD MILLERS FALLS, MASS. JOHN MACKIN COAL, WOOD, ICE LONG DISTANCE TRUCKING AND MOVING Telephone, House 22-3 Office 22-2 Millers Falls, Mass. f ? ¥ • i y v V y Page 72 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL 19 3 4 4 Our Compliments to the Schools of Montague Keith Paper Company V ❖ Y ❖ 4 » v . ,t A „♦ .f.. ♦ ♦♦ ♦ " » ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦. ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ . ♦ ♦ 19 3 4 TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Page 73 FRANK W. WILLIAMS. TREASURER £ Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y »J« t Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y v t Y Y Y Y Y v Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y HENRY R, GOULD, PRESIDENT MILES E MORGAN. Vice-President ®I]e 3 r nrtl]ftclii Printing Company INCORPORATED General Job Printers and Publishers HERALD BUILDING — MAIN STREET TELEPHONES 230-2 230-3 North firth. Jit as sarlnt setts c £ 7 C: June 20, 1934 Turners Falls High School Class of ' 34 Dear Members:— The Northfield Printing Company welcomes this opportunity of thanking you for the splendid cooperation that you have given in getting out the " Netop " this year. It is a fine paper and we all have reason to be proud of it. It has been a great pleasure and privilege to work with and for you; we congratulate you on this year ' s accomplishment and we wish you all luck, success and happiness for the coming years. Cordially yours, Th ’’ Northfield Printing Company, E.F. H.R.G. President Y S Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y Y

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