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

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fmM iwMmWm Thnil 1 r MMf j f , ' ■ AjJy x Yf A.. ll ’ 1 ! A C , Y ' Y ' . »■ .: 1-6, ' 5 Yf - f i Is Here; Howdy, Pardners ! ! . . . lookee here! Git off yor hoss and lend an ear To all us broncs and buckaroos We’ve got a yarn to spin. We guys an’ gals of ’53 Have worked real hard (as you can seel) To tell the tale of our four years In the best way we kin. Jest set yoreself upon a stool And lain a heap about our school From this here book we’ve made for you Gather ’round . . . dig in! We reckon “The Last Roundup” will be A trail of lasting memory You say you’d like to know some more? Wall . . . Let’s turn the page and begin! FACULTY ADVISOR Miss Alice Teed EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Norinne Jacobus SPORTS EDITORS Thomas Foley Norman Gerber Elizabeth Bergiel Judith Laukaitis BUSINESS MANAGER Donald Graves ASSISTANTS Erwin Haigis Paul Prunier Arnold Rubin TYPISTS Marguerite Emery Mary LaChapelle Ann Paulin Judith Packard ART EDITORS John Gralenski Sally Handfield STAFF Janet Gossett Raymond Brule Nancy Reipold Nancy Podlenski Carol Wrightson Norma Thibodeau Robert Zamojski Monica Rastallis Phyllis Guilbault Frederick Oakes PHOTOGRAPHER Ernest Lagimoniers .. We Kept The Records . . . mu a THE LAST ROUNDUP” STAFF V Of His Popularity DEDICATION Appreciating the many worthwhile thoughts You have impressed upon us as a teacher Of English and as an advisor to Camera Club; We, the class of Fifty-three, dedicate This, our yearbook, to you . . . MR. FREDERICK OAKES Your endless sense of humor has delighted numerous classes And induced us to undertake each day’s Problems with a new hope. Our deepest wish is that future students May also benefit from the goodness that you offer. We will always remember you as a scholar, An advisor, and above all, A friend. ... The Understanding Kindness . . A man with great knowledge Who has shown us courage, understanding Friendship and loyalty. We, the class of ’53 Will always be grateful to you. Superintendent . . . ARTHUR E. BURKE Of . . To you . . . MR. GEORGE F. WRIGHTSON We, the class of ’53 express our sincere appreciation For your invaluable guidance throughout our four years. You have been an understanding counselor and a true friend, Whose patience and encouragement will long be remembered. Our Manager When high school days exist only as memories You will surely be foremost among those pleasant recollections. Nor will we forget your honest concern, counsel, Constant resourcefulness and inspiration. We, the class of 1953, will always remember you . . . MISS HELEN McGILLICUDDY, A true friend and worthy advisor. till . . . as They Led , . . In English . . . MISS TEED and MISS McGILLICUDDY In Languages MISS PORTER In the Sciences . . . MR. GALVIN and MR. PUTNAM In Music . MR. WEINER In Lighter Moments MR. OAKES Donald Albert Graves “Don " Class President T Club 2f, 4; Glee Club 3; Baseball 2, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Christmas Play 2; Armistice Day Play 4; Chairman of Junior Prom 3; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Senior Play ' 4. Charles Francis Care “Cooch " Class Vice President Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; T Club 2, 3, 4; French Club 3, 4. Mary Ellen LaChapelle Class Secretary Twirler 2, 3, 4; Lieutenant of Twirlers 4; Vocalist for Swingsters 3, 4; Junior Prize Speaking 3; Christmas Play 4; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Commer- cial Club 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Senior Play 4; Office Clerk 3, 4; Pro Merito Society 3, 4. Jean Louise Bordeaux Class Treasurer Band 1, 2 Tumbling 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; President 4; Cheerleading 3, 4; Christmas Play 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Senior Play 4; Pro Merito Society 3, 4. Monica Leona Rastallis Class Historian Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Christmas Play 3; Armis- tice Day Play 4; Freshman Echo Choir 1; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; History Club 4; Senior Play 4; Pro Merito So- ciety 3, 4. Joanna Banash ' ‘Joanie” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1; Basket- ball Manager 3. 4; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Art Club 2; Chairman of Ushers for Junior Prom 3; Pro Merito Society 3, 4; Senior Play, Minnie in “An- nie Get Your Gun” 4. Elizabeth Ann Bergiel “Betty” Commercial Club 3, 4; Community Service Club 2; Home Economics Club 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; History Club 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Pro Merito Society 3, 4; Committee for Senior Play 4. David B. Bitzer “Bitz” Alternate for Junior Prize Speaking 3; Senior Play, Mac in “Annie Get Your Gun " 4. Jesse Joseph Aldrich “Joe” Football 1; Baseball 1; Tennis 2. 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 4; Conductor in Senior Play, “Annie Get Your Gun” 4. John Phillip Councilman “Jack " Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Presiflent of Glee Club 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2; T Club 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Senior Play. ’aiter in “Annie Get Your Gun” 4. Janet May Cossett “Jan " Band 1, 2; Orchestra 1, 2; Tumbling 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Section leader 4; Community Service Club 2, 3; Commercial Club 3, 4; Chairman of Armis- tice Day Play 4; Art Club 1; Secretary to Mr. Pike 4; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Properties Com- mittee for Senior Play 4. Raymond Brule “Butch " Track Manager 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2; Usher at Freshman Hop 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4. Judith Lucille Boissonneault “Jud " French Club 2, 3; History Club 4; Community Serv- ice Club 2, 3, 4; Art Club 1; Costume Committee for Senior Play 4. “Snuff” Raymond Delf B and 2, 3, 4; Swingsters 2; Orchestra 2, 3; Armistice Day Play 4; Christmas Play 4; Camera Club 3, 4; History Club 4; Junior Prize Speaking 3; Senior Play 4; Frank Butler in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Donald Albert Desautels “Don” History Club 4; Rifle Club 4. Nancy Helen Dion Home Economics Club 1 ; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Secretary to Miss Porter and Mr. Galvin 4; Pro Merito Society 3, 4; Costume Committee for Senior Play 4. Marguerite Mary Emery Glee Club 2, 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Art Club 2; Ushered for Junior Prom, Class Day, and Graduation 3; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Pro Merito Society 3, 4; Committee for Senior Play 4. Thomas Carl Foley “Herb” Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1» 2; Basketball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; T Club 2, 3, 4; Armistice Day Play 4; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Senior Play, Pawnee Bill in “Annie Get Your Gun” 4. Ronald Paul Fournier “Be” Football 1; Christmas Play 1; French Club 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; A boy in Senior Play, “Annie Get Your Gun.” Suzanne Katherine Foley “Susie” Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Intramural Bas- ketball 2, 3, 4; French Club 3, " ' 4; History Club 3, 4; Christmas Play 4; Art Club 2; Assistant coach for Senior Play, “Annie Get Your Gun” 4. Elizabeth Ruth Fisher “Bet” Home Economics Club 1; Commercial Club 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2; Ushered at Varieties, Freshman Hop, Junior Prom, and Sophomore Social. John Henry Fuchs “Sparky” Play, “Our Town” 4; Christmas Play 1; Band 1, 2; intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2; Camera Club 4; Usher at Junior Prom 3; Tommy in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Norman Gerber “Blubber” Football 1, 2, 3. 4, Captain of Team 4; Basketball 1. 2, 4; Baseball 1, 2. 3. 4; Play, “Our Town” 4; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; History Club 4; T Club 2. 3, 4; Junior Prom Usher 3. Edward James Gignac “Pumkin” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 3. 4, Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2; Prize Speaking 3; Co-Chairman of Junior Prom 3; Coolie in “Annie Get Your ' Gun.” Edward George Gay “Eddie” Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; T Club 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3; Track 2, 3; History Club 1, 2, 3; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Various dance committees; Boy in “Annie Get Your Gun.” John Gralenski Play, “Our Town” 4; Prize Speaking 3; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; Numerous Dance Committees; Charlie Davenport in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Roberta J. Greene “Bert” Band 2; Decorating Committee for Junior Prom 3; Decorating Committee for Freshman Hop 4; Sopho- more Social 2; Art Club 2, 3, 4. Phyllis Helene Guij.bault “Phyl” Glee Club 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Pro Merito 3, 4; French Club 3, 4; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 3; Bankday Cashier 3; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; Junior Prize Speaking 3; Art Club 2; Play, “Our Town” 4; Mrs. Schuyler Adams in “Annie Get Your Gun. Erwin G. Haigis, Jr. “Buddy” Band 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 3. 4; Art Club 1, 2, 4, President of Club 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Christmas Play 1; Play, “Those Monday Blues” 4; Alternate Prize Speaker 3; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; Refreshment and ' Decorating Committees for all our Dances; Little Jake in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Francis Robert Killelea “Ming " Football 1, 4; Baseball 1, 4; Basketball 1, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; History Club 4; Tennis 3; Several Dance Committees; Play, “Those Monday Blues” 4; George in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Sally Ann Handfield Basketball 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Play, “Junior Miss” 4; Decorating Committees for all Dances; Intramurals 2, 3, 4; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; Secretary of History Club 4; Make-up Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Norinne Mary Jacobus “]ake " Editor of Netop and Yearbook 4; Art Club 1. 2; History Club 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Boys’ Glee Club Accompanist 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Student Director 4; French Club 3, 4; Swingsters 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Pro Merito 3, 4; Play, “Those Monday Blues”; Freshman Echo Choir 1; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Decorat- ing Committee for all Dances; Vice President French Club 3; Secretary 4; l]sher at Freshman Hop and Junior Prom; Mrs. Porter in “.Annie Get Your Gun.” Ward Chase Johnson “Junie " . Band 1; Track 2, 3. Helen Marie Kruzlic Home Economics Club 1; Commercial Club 3, 4; Usher at Variety Show 3; Nominating Committee for Class Officers 4; Decorating and Plogram Com- mittees for Junior Prom 3. Blanche Kurtyka Home Economics Club, Secretary 1; Secretary to Miss Reum and Mr. Pike 4; Commercial Club 3; Chairman, Refreshment Committee, Freshmen Hop 4; Cowgirl in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Ernest Eugene Lagimoniere “Ernie” Glee Club 2; Christmas Play 1; Manager of Foot- ball Team 1, 2, 3; Manager of Basketball Team 1, 2; Track Team 1, 2, 3, 4; History Club 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Netop and Yearbook Staffs 4; Decora- tion Committee for Sophomore Social 2, Junior Prom 3, Freshman Hop 4; Boy in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Norman Henry La Palme “Normie” Football Team 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain of Team 4; T Club 2, 3, 4; Usher at Junior Prom 3. Adele Lapinski Secretary to Miss LindsAy 4; Home Economics Club 1; Commercial Club 3; Refreshment Com- mittee Freshman Hop 4. Judith Ann Laukaitis “ ud” Tumbling 1; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4; Twirling 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Fresbman Echo Choir; Art Club 1. 2; Treasurer, History Club 4; Intramurals 1. 2, 3. 4; Christmas Play 4; Decorated and Ushered at all our Dances; Netop and Yearbook Staffs; Dolly Tate in “Annie Get Your Gun. " Alice Irene Lehman Home Economices Club 1; French Club 3; History Club 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Decoration Committee for Sophomore Social 2. Junior Prom 3; Intramurals 3, 4; Ushered at Junior Prize Speaking 3; Mrs. Little Foot in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Diane Jeanne Laramie Home Economics Club 1; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Office Girl 3, 4; Chairman for Play, “Our Town” 4; Usher at Junior Pronr, Sophomore Social, and Graduation; Camera Club 3f Nominating Com- mittee for Class Officers 4; Make-up Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun. ■f Robert Maurice Leighton Rifle Club. “Bob” William John Lynch ‘■ " Bill’ ' Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3. Marilyn Georgia MacIntyre “Chunky” Christmas Play; Basketball 2; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Treasurer, One Year; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Secretary, Commercial Club; Home Ec. Club 1; Community Service Club; Usher, Fresh- man Hop; •Usher, Junior Prize Speaking; Decorat- ing Committee, Freshman Hop, Sophomore Social, Junior Prom, Valentine Dance, Christmas Dance; Jane in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Lloyd Edric May “Dink” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2; History Club 3; “Those Monday Blues” 4; Intramural Basketball; Track Team 2, 3, 4; Foster Wilson in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Richard Lee Neipp “Snapper” ‘ Sitting Bull ’ in ' ‘Annie Get Your Gun.” [uNE Lorraine Mesic “Junie” Tumbling 1, 2, 3; Art Club 1, 2, 3; Home Ec. Club 1; Properties Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Roy James Milligan “Hopper” George Albert Miner “]ud” Football 4; Baseball 1; Basketball 1; Track 2. Edwin Francis Niedbala “Edvusk " Baseball; Glee Club; Intramurals; Art Club; Stage Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Frederick L. Oakes “Freddy ' ” Baseball; Track; Netop; Yearbook Judith Arlene Packard “Judy” Band 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 3, 4; “Those Monday Blues” 4; Community Service Clul) 2, 3, 4; French Club 3; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Clerk for Mr. Burke 4; Home Economics Club 1; Art Club 2; Decorations Sophomore Social; Deco rations for Junior Prom; Mary in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Ann Marie Paulin “Suzie” Art Club 1, 2; Office Girl 3, 4; History Club 4; Freshman Echo Choir 1; Pro Merito 3, 4; Secretary to Mr. Putnam 4; Netop and Yearbook Staff 4; Usber at Sophomore Social, Freshman Hop, junior Prom, Class Day, Graduation; Business Manager for “Annie Get Your. Gun.” Erma I. Pease Basketball 1, 2, Tumbling 1, 2, Cheerleader 1, 2; Intramurals 1, 2, 3; Commercial Club 1, 2; Presi- dent of Home Ec. Club 1; Art Club 1, 2, 3; Deco- rating Committee for Junior Prom; Secretary in Mr. Burke’s Office. Michael W. Pelletier “Mike ' ’ Football 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Intra murals; Basketball 1. Gerald Pierce “Jerry” Christmas Play; Usher at Dances 2, 3, 4; ice Presi- dent of History Club 4; Decorations Committee for .‘sophomore Social; Indian in “Annie Get A our Gun.” Nathaniel M.athew Plaza “Tanush” Intramurals Basketball; Ticket Collector for Jun- ior Prom. Francis Robert Pleasant “JT One” Football 1, 4; Baseball 1, 4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; French Club 4; T Club 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Art Club 2; “Our Town” 4; Usher, Sophomore Social: Usher Junior Prom; Cowboy in “Annie Get Tour Gun.” Nancy Ann Podlenski “Pod” Twirler; Majorette 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Secretary, Glee Club 4; Netop, Yearbook 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; “Those Monday Blues” 4; Pro Merito 3, 4; French Club; Secretary to Mr. Bourdeau; Office Girl; Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Paul Eugene Prunier “Prunes” Band 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 3; Art Club 1, 3, 4; Vice Pres. French Club 3; President French Club 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Camera Club Vice President, Co- Pres. ; History Club 1; Christmas Play 3; Armistice Day Play 4; Usher, Junior Prom; Man in “Annie Get Your Gun.” Nancy Ann Reipold “Nan” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Freshman Echo Choir 1; Home Economics Club 1; Commercial Club 2, 3, 4; Com- munity Service Club; Assistant in Mr. Burke’s Of- fice; Pro Merito 3, 4; Netop, Yearbook 3, 4; Usher, Junior Prom; Ticket Seller at Football Games 3; Make-up Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Beverly Ann Robinson “Bev” Home Economics Club 1; Glee Club 2; Commercial Club 3, 4; Twirler 3, 4; Capt. 4; French Club 3, 4; Usher at Dances; Community Service Club 2, 3, 4; Pro Merito; Secretary to Miss Little 4; Business Manager for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Arnold M. Rubin “Ariv’’’ Commercial Club; Community Service Club; Home Decoration Committee Sophomore Social; Decoration Committee Junior Prom; Usher Junior Prom; Netop, Yearbook; Stage Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Nicholas George Saledas “Nick” History Club 4; Football 3; Intramural Basketball 3; Ann Estelle Senn Commercial Club; Community Service Club; Home Economics Club; Girls’ Intramurals; Usher, Sopho- more Social; Frosh Hop; Usher Junior Prom, Prize Speaking; Secretary to Mr. Fugere; Business Manager and Costume Committee for “Annie Get Your Gun.” Club; Intramural Alice Adeline Sierakoski “Shorty” Basketball 1, 2; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Eco- nomic Club 1; Bank Day Cashier 3, 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Pro Merito 3, 4; History Club 4; Cos- tume Committee for Senior Play. Janet May Silliman “Jan” Community Service 3; Commercial Club 2; History Club 1; Basketball 3; Decorating Committee for Sophomore Social and Junior Prom; Usher at Jun- ior Prom and Freshman Hop. ' Merton Silver Baseball 1; French “Mickey” Basketball 2; Louis Philippe Socquet Boys’ Glee Club 4; Camera Club 3, 4; History Club 4; Stage for Senior Play. Thomas John Sowell, Jr “T. J” Baseball 1; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basket- ball 2; Footman in Senior Play. Edward Clyde Stafford “Eddie” Carolyn Ann Strom Community Service Club 1. 2. 3, 4; French Club 1; Art Club 1; History Club 1; General Chairman of Freshman Dance; Decorating Committee for Jun- ior Prom. Norma Marie Thibodeau Band 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Swingsters 2; Orchestra 2; Yearbook and Netop Staff 4; Tum- bling 2, 3; History Club 4; Community Service 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 4;’ Chairman of Decorating Com- mittee and Usher at Junior Prom; .Art Club 2, 3, 4; Pro Merito 4; Freshman Choir 1; Secretary of Camera Club; In “Those Monday Blues”; .Assistant to the Coach for Senior Play. Edward Leroy Van Steenburgh “Eddie” Boys’ Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Librarian 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Orchestra 1; French Club 4; Camera Club 3, 4; Indian Ramblers in Variety Show; Buffalo Bill in Senior Play. Patricia Ann Verrier “Patty” Glee Club 1. 2; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; Captain of Cheerleaders 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Christmas PIay 4; History Club 4; Usher Junior. Piom; Com- munity Service 2, 3. 4. Beverly M. Thompson “Chippy” Band 1, 2; Commercial Club 2, 3. 4; Bank Day Cashier 3; Intramural Basketball 1; Home Economic Club 1; Ushered at Junior Prom 3; Secretary to ■Mr. Garrahan and Mrs. Reidy 4; Little Girl in Senior Play. Linda June Wadsworth “Lyn” Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Commercial Club 2; French Club 1; Community Service 2; Cowgirl in Senior Play. Paul Alexander Wasielewski “Paul” Football 1, 2, 3. Joan Beverly Webber Glee Club 1, 2; Girls’ Basketball 1, 2; Tumbling 1; Usher at Sophomore Social; Usher at Freshman Hop; Properties Committee for Senior Play. James Whiteman ‘Shy” Baseball 1. Judith Ann Webster “Jud” Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2; Art Club 2; History Club 4; Community Service 2. 3, 4; Orchestra 1; Usher for Junior Prom; Usher for Sophomore Social; Armistice Day Play, Rebecca Gibbs in “Our Town”; Girl in Senior Play. Martha Emmeline Zak Home Economics Club 1; Commercial Club 3, 4; History Club 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Usher at Fresh- man Hop; Costume Committee for Senior Play. Rosemary Wiswall ‘W ssy” Glee Club 3, 4; History Club 4; Community Service 2, 3, 4; Decorating and Usher at Junior Prom; Dec- orations at Freshman Hop. Carol Ann Wrightson Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Twirler 2, 3, 4; Art Club 2; Community Service 2, 3, 4; History Club 4; French Club 3, 4; Freshman Echo Choir 1; Prize Speaking 3; “Our Town” Play 4; Christmas Play 3; Pro Merito 3, 4; Netop and Yearbook 4; Lieutenant of Twirlers 4; Winnie Tate in Senior Play. Joyce Ann Yarmac Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; History Club 1; Commercial Club 2; Home Economic Club 1; Usher for Sopho- more Social; Prize Speaking and Junior Prom; Usher for Freshman Hop; Secretary to Miss Purr- ington 4; Girl in Senior Play. • r S IRv » bob H ' - j r -- - , 1 aHH « F ' n V BH iBfc m-: % 1 ■4£3M|P ■■ it • BMIHBliE | ‘; ' 4t{9 Page 38; F. Killelea. A. Paulin, R. Leighton, B. Robinson, J. Webster, R. Zamojski, M. Silver, M. MacIntyre, A. Lapinski, A. Rubin, N. Thibodeau, L. Socquet, J. Bordeaux, J. Pierce, E. Laginioniere, N. LaPalme, J. Gossett, P. Guilbault, L. May, R. Milligan, B. Kurtyka, M. LaChap- elle, J. Yarmac. Page 39: D. Graves, J. Fuchs, T. and S. Foley, N. Podlenski, E. Haigis, N. Jacobus, M. Rastallis, E. Gay, F. Oakes, N. Dion, A. Lehman, J. Mesic, J. Silliman, L. Wadsworth, E. Bergiel, J. Laukaitis. Page 40: E. VanSteenburgh, M. Emery, J. W’ebber, E. Gignac, J. Boissoneault, R. Delf, R. Wiswall, R. Fournier, E. Stafford, J. Aldrich, E. Pease, P. Prunier, T. Sowell, D. Laramie, J. Gralenski, J. Councilman, M. Zak. S. Handfield. . . Back When We Started High School . Yep, I’m gonna tell you a story now. Now, it isn’t any yarn that many of us know how to tell. This is a real story of our class. Well now, let me see — on the first Wednesday in September of 1949 we had our first round-up of 109 students. How excitin’ that were — to see all the new faces. ’Course many knowed the ivy-covered buildings, but there was just as many that got losted with all them rooms. Naturally, when football started all our strapin’ younguns turned out for the sport. We even had our own team. Then came our first dance in the T.F.H.S. It was at that there dance that we was, ya might say, formally accepted by them high’n’mighty senior Indians. Did ya know that we was the first freshmen ever to appear in a Christmas Concert as an “Echo Choir”? During our sophomore year, we already felt like old hands. Yessiree — now that I think about it we really rode the range. One of the first big doin’s was the e-lection of our class officers. To this here day we all feel that these repree-sentatives can’t be matched. We chose for our Big Chief, Donald Graves; his cowboy helper, Charles Care; cowgirl secretary, Mary LaChapelle; Squaw of wampum Jeanne Bordeaux and Squaw of history, Monica Rastallis. About this here time, our class teacher. Miss McGillicuddy, helped us make preparations (any big words you come across, I learned here in high school) for our first dance, the Sophomore Social. Yessir, that was some affair with the music by the “Eagleaires.” Decorations were in a Christmas style. Juniors are considered upper classmen and that is what we was in the fall of 1951. That was — but let me git on with our story. Classes were harder, but we made up fer that with our many extry-kricular activities. To make sure we got off on the right foot we re-elected the same class officers. And ya know, before we realized it, it was time for the Junior Prize Speaking try-outs. Those se-lected were Phyllis Guilbault, Mary LaChapelle, Carol Wrightson, Sally Handfield, Raymond Delf, Edward Gignac, John Gralenski and David McLaughlin. Chosen as alternates were Erwin Haigis, Raymond Brule, David Bitzer, Nancy Podlenski, Ann Paulin, and Monica Rastallis. Phyllis Guilbault roped first prize, John Gralenski had second, and Raymond Delf and Carol Wrightson shared third. Boy, things really went rollin’, fer the followin’ week we gave our Junior Prom. Whata affair! And don’t you think we had an appropriate theme? It was the “Loveli- est Night in the Year” with all them pastel shades. At one end of the gymnasium was a realistic scene in which was a black marble arch. We had a make-b’lieve lady in a green gown put on the arch to give the ’pearance of startin’ out for our Prom. Ray Black played the music. Last fall we had our last round-up of eighty-seven students. Our class got a trifle smaller, but we was and still are powerful. Agin, the first thing we did was to select the same officers as we had the year b’fore. We held the Senior-Ereshman dance welcoming the freshman to “OUR” high school. The decorations combined the colors of the two classes; purple, green, and white. Let me see now, some of our husky younguns I told you about before were Norman Gerber, Norman LaPalme, Charles Care, Thomas Foley, Eugene Zewinski, Francis Killelea, Francis Pleasant, John Councilman, George Miner and Edward Gay. The Indians had something to be proud a’ after these fellers stayed through four years of football. Jumpin’ g horseafats, our senior year did fly! During our last year we did a bang up job on everything including our Senior-Frosh Hop. It was really the beginning of the end. Remember how we all got “goose-fleshy” when we had our Senior Play try-outs on December 4 for “Annie Get Your Gun” and the see-spence after? Well, those that got them leadin’ roles was Nancy Podlenski as “Annie” and Raymond Delf as her opposite. Others who lassoed parts were: Little Girl, Beverly Thompson; Charles Davenport, John Gralenski; Mac, David Bitzer; Foster Wilson, Lloyd May; Dolly Tate. Judy Laukaitis; Winnie Tate, Carol Wrightson; Tommy, John Fuchs; Mary, Judy Packard; Mrs. Porter, Norinne Jacobus; Jane, Marilyn MacIntyre; Little Jake, Erwin Haigis; Jessie, Jeanne Bourdeaux; Minnie, Joanna Banash; Buffalo Bill, Edward Van Steenburgh; Pawnee Bill, Thomas Foley; Sitting Bull, Richard Neipp; Mrs. Adams, Phyllis Guilbault; Mrs. Little Horse, Monica Rastallis; Mrs. Yellow Foot, Alice Lehman; George, Francis Killelea; Conductor, Jesse Aldrich; Waiter, Jack Councilman; Coolie, Eddie Gignac; Man, -Paul Prunier; Girls, Mary LaChapelle, Judy Webster, Joyce Yarmac; Boys, Eddie Gay, Ronald Fournier, Ernest Lagimoniere; Indian, Jerry Pierce; Cowboys, Donald Graves, Francis Pleasant; Cowgirls, Blanch Kurtyka, Linda Wadsworth; Footman, Thomas Sowell. Then, of course, thar’s the staff of helpers. They sure did help an’ deserve a heap lot of credit! The squaws an’ chiefs ■’n’ cowpokes who done sech a grand job were: Assistants to the coach, Suzanne Foley, Norma Thibodeau; Stage, Arnold Rubin, Louis Socquet; Properties, Joan Webber, June Mesic, Janet Gossett, Marguerite Emery; Make-up, Sally Handfield, Nancy Reipold, Diane Laramie; Business Managers, Ann Paulin, Beverly Robinson, Ann Senn; Costumes, Judy Boissonneault, Ann Senn, Norma Thibodeau, Nancy Dion. Naturally, the play was a big hit and so all who had something to do with the play had a big celebratin’ party — and what a party! Did I say that our last year filed? It went faster’un them jets! The big show was on June 18, 1953. Golly, the day had come — we was graduatin’. The followin’ day as usual was final assembly an’ the traditional tears gathered in pools in the aisles. So now we is called “grads.” Yep, we graduated to a new life but we shall never — ever forgit them happy and sorrowful years on the campin’ grounds of the Turners Falls High School. Signed: MONICA RASTALLIS Historian • • • ... We Were All Friends NANCY PODLENSKI Best Dressed EUGENE ZEWINSKI NORINNE JACOBUS Done Most for the Class LLOYD MAY NANCY REIPOLD Most Dignified DAVID BITZER NANCY PODLENSKI Most Popular JOHN GRALENSKI JUDITH LAUKAITIS Best Looking JOHN COUNCILMAN NORINNE JACOBUS Most Likely to Succeed JOHN GRALENSKI JANET SILLIMAN Most Talkative ERWIN HAIGIS JEANNE BORDEAUX Best Actress and Actor JOHN GRALENSKI BETTY BERGIEL Best Athletes NORMAN GERBER NORINNE JACOBUS Most Musical EDWARD GAY JUDITH LAUKAITIS Best Dancers JOHN COUNCILMAN JEANNE BORDEAUX Cutest FRANCIS KILLELEA NANCY REIPOLD Most Businesslike DONALD GRAVES NANCY PODLENSKI Most Pleasing Personality JOHN GRALENSKI BLANCHE KURTYKA Most Courteous ROBERT ZAMOJSKI NORMA THIBODEAU Most Reliable DONALD GRAVES JUDITH WEBSTER Peppiest ERWIN HAIGIS PHYLLIS GUILBAULT ALICE SIERAKOSKI Slim and Shorty ERWIN HAIGIS RICHARD NEIPP NORINNE JACOBUS Heartiest Eaters ERWIN HAIGIS r U ' i nwBrf V fM rtA ' v ' 1l ' With Our Likes And Dislikes • • « BRAND UGH! HERO FAVORITE SAYING Aldrich. J. Spooky Howdy Doody I’m telling you ! Banash, J. Kid questions M.L.V. Honestly ! Bergiel, E. P.G. Jerry Lewis Wait ’til I tell vou ! Bitzer, D. Slow drivers Lone Ranger Step on it ! Boissonneault, J. Gossips B.T. Crumb! Bordeaux, J. Working Norm Oh, Mamma! Brule, R. Teachers Jerry Lewis Guess so! Care, C. Billy Lynch Simp Kelly Play it cool ! Cossett, J. Red and Louie Groucho That irks me! Councilman, J. Homework Spooky I done it! Delf, R. Showers E.C. Big deal! Desautels, D. Grammar Gorgeous George Throw him a fish! Dion, N. Locker combinations Pierre That’s crazy! Emery, M. Themes You K now Who That’s nice! Foley, S. P. J. Parties Julius LaRosa What a panic! Foley, T. Goose The Camel Gun it! Fournier, R. Drug store cowboys Chick Okay, too, Joe! Fuchs, J. Spooky Amo Don’t be bittah, Doll! Gay, E. Carless dates Heir meat cutter Come on now! Gerber, N. Referees Louie C. Careful ! Gignac, E. Studies Jerry Lewis Gee whiz! Graves, D. Brownies Louie Howdy ! Greene, R. Waiting Bing Crosby Big deal! Guilbault. P. John G. Jerry Lewis Oh. how stupid! Haigis, E. Waiting for N. J. “McGil” What a ri-i-ot! Handfield, S. Blondina Jugar Honestly! Jacobus, N. “Little Girl” F.A. - B.W. Na-a-a-sty gurrul! Killelea, F. Big deals J.L. Tough ! Kruzlic, H. School night dates R.W. Really? Kurtyka, B. Monday mornings George How come? LaChapelle, M. Getting up J.C. What a riot! Lagimoniere, E. Jokers Uncle Sam You ain’t too bright! LaPalme, N. Spooky Sojk Hey, Beak! Lapinski, A. Getting up J.A.C. Why? Laramie, D. Monday mornings Jim Wrong door! Laukaitis, J. Whiskers ! Dagwood Oh, golly! Lehman, A. Girl smokers Pancho Good God Gertrude! Leighton, R. Bloodhounds J.W. and B.G. Strip my gears and call me shiftless! ! Lynch, W. Simp Kelly Louie Keep cool! MacIntyre, M. Blondes — grrr! Ken Maha! May, L. Blue boys Zew I’ll give you treatment! Mesic, J. Sailors Bobby That’s tough! Milligan, R. Edvink Snapper Tough, ain’t it! Miner, G. Louie Spooky Ted Williams Whatcha doing? Gralenski, J. 220 lbs. Pogo Well, I’ll- tell you! BRAND UGH! Neipp, R. Teachers Niedbala, E. Coke Bottles Oakes, F. Being hurried Packard, J. Gossips Paulin, A. Waiting for Phil Pease, E. Reckless drivers Pelletier, M. Spooky Pierce, G. Howdy Doody Pleasant, F. R.M. and K.M. Plaza, N. The cemetery Podlenski, N. Bleach streaks Prunier, P. History, ugh! Rastallis, M. Questions Reipold, N. Gil’s hours Robinson, B. Peroxide blondes Rubin, A. English Saledas, N. Exams Senn, A. Bleached hair Sierakoski, A. Teasers Silliman, J. Skiers Silver, M. Mr. G. Socquet, L. Freshmen Sowell, T. Spooky Stafford, E. I hate Fords! Strom, C. Gum chewers Thibodeau, N. Shaky Jake Thompson, B. Girls smoking Van Steenburgh, E. Women Verrier, P. Greenfield Wadsworth, L. Homework W asielewski, P. Spooky Webber, J. Homework ' W hiteman, J. History Wiswall, R. Talking in movies Wrightson, C. Kneesocks Yarmac, J. Bleached blondes Zak, M. Spoiled young kids Zamojski, R. Spook Zewinski, E. Spooky HERO FAVORITE SAYING Dinky You like, I like! Bull One for the road ! ? ? How com.e? N. W hat a panic! Phil I might! Johnny Ray Lordy ! Zid Demers What’s that? Ellie What’s news? C.M. What a night! Cisco Kid Oh, yeah! B.R. What a bird! Spooky Girls, Ahhh! ! ! M.S. Horrors! Gil I dunno! M.M. But ’cha know — ! You Know Who Yeah ? Harry Agganis We’re oft ! T.W Anyw’ays — ! My brother-in-law Oh, gosh! 4 F’s Please be quiet! Ted Williams No kidding? ! C. H. Not too bright! Janet Good morning! ! Mr. P. Heck ! Jackie The kid knows! The Sunshine Man Na-a-a-sty boy ! ! ! Eddie Fisher I’m telling ya! M.C. ’54 Gadzooks! Groucho Marx So? Pop Really? L.S. Not too bright! Robert Michum My goodness! C.T.G. Stop that noise! Bob Fight it! J.B.M. Can you imagine? ! S.W. W ' hat a bird! Tarzan Gee, I don’t know ' ! Simp Got the cards. Bill? C.S. W hat’s doin. Dink? . . And Our Big Accomplishments . JUNIOR PROM Before . . . . . . and aftei Our Junior Prom of 1952 lived up to its theme of “The Loveliest Night of the rear. In fact, it was the loveliest night of our four years and one which we 11 never forget SENIOR PRO MERITOS They are proud — and they should he! The Senior Pro Meritos earned their title by four years of diligent study. THE OFFICE GIRLS Joyce P rvere, Mary Lou Kosloski, Diane Laramie, Mary LaChapelle, Nancy Podlen- ski, Nancy Schule, M pret Richards, Helen Urgiel, Therese Parks, Ann Paulin, Mary fredette, and Linda Wadsworth were the members of the office crew who brought around the lists of absentees and notices. T. F. H. S. BAND Under the baton of Mr. Weiner, the band appeared at the football games, rallies, basketball games, music festivals, assemblies, and tournaments as well as at several civic activities. The band also played at the Christmas Concert and Variety Show. GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB The Girls’ Glee Club sang at the Christmas Concert. Variety Show, and music festivals. Members of the flub held a whist party in January to raise funds for the robes worn at Christmas. Each section sold fudge in the cafeteria. Miss Argy is the director. BOYS’ CLEE CLUB The Boys’ Glee Club was featured at the Christmas assembly, sang at the football banquet, and also appeared t the festivals. Their efforts at the Variety Show were well received. Miss Florence Argy is the director. We Sang And Played . . . THE SWINGSTERS The Swingsters sponsored the 1953 Cabaret and also played for several dances. Under the direction of Mr. Benjamin Weiner, the thirteen playing members and two vocalists presented a popular addition to the Variety Show. FRENCH CLUB Those with ' “Le Cercle Francais” enjoyed French movies at the Kirby Memorial Theater in Amherst. Interesting meetings, topped off by a memorable Christmas party, added up to a pleasant year. BANK DAY CASHIERS A. Sierakoski, J. Bordeaux, B. Bergiel, J. Gossett, B. Robinson, N. Podlenski, N. Dion, E. Pease, P. Verrier, J. Silliman, N. Reipold, and L. Wadsworth were our cashiers who collected money from our thrifty students each Tuesday morning. Miss Olive Little was advisor. . . . And Soaked Up Lifers Teachings . . . HISTORY CLUB Members of the History Club enjoyed the varied meetings throughout the year. Movies were shown and debates and discussions were held. Mr. Garrahan was advisor to the group. THE CAMERA CLUB These are the shutterbugs who. led by Mr. Oakes, held several meetings and parties as well as a photo contest this year. The Camera Club has proved to be one of the most popular activities. ART CLUB The Art Club, under the direction of Miss Lydia DesOrmeaux, sponsored a food sale in an effort to raise money for the annual trip to Boston. Members entered poppy and basketball poster contests. 1 i. ■ r i HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Refreshments were sold at the football games by members of the Home Economics Club. Directed by Miss Reum, the club also prepared the turkey dinner at the football banquet. Through Our Organizations MANUAL TRAINING Under the supervision of Mr. Pike, also principal of the Grammar School, many boys gained much knowledge of shop work. PRIZE SPEAKERS The prize speakers of the class of ’53 look at the medal that their efforts won them. Miss Teed, the director and coach, holds the medal, while J. Gralenski, S. Handfield, E. Gignac, M. LaChapelle, P. Guilbault, C. Wrightson, and R. Delf watch the pro- ceedings. THE JANITORS Here are our janitors, Mr. Puhala and Mr. Villeneuve, at work in the Halls of T.F.H.S. COMMUNITY SERVICE The community service club did many of the little jobs that make the friendly atmos- phere in our town. By decorating the wards, they helped make Christmas a little more cheerful for the patients at the Farren Memorial Hospital. % I i.. 1|B m CAFETERIA Ah — food ! This typical cafeteria scene shows the bustle each recess brought DRIVER EDUCATION come! Our driver education department, under the leadership of Mr Here they come! Our driver e Fugere, has an unscarred record. THE TRACK TEAM Our track team under Mr. Putnam has been most active this year, capturing the Valley League title and fourth place in Western Massachusetts. They have also won one dual meet and lost one. THE T CLUB The T club under the direction of Mr. Schuldt and Mr. Putnam is composed of 24 athletes from the football, basketball, baseball, tennis and track teams. In Our Sports, ’Though Not Always Tops In Points . THE FOOTBALL TEAM We are proud of our football team, even though they did not always come through with a win. We knew that we would never be disappointed when it came to a good show in fair play. The team was led by Captain Norman Gerber and coached by William “Dutch” Schuldt. who was assisted by Mr. Putnam and Mr. Bourdeau. Our boys went out on the field and fought all opponents with everything that they had. What more can any school ask? The informal snapshot of three of our five senior players shows that a “clean” game can also be “dirty.” BOYS’ BASKETBALL— Varsity The varsity team, coached by “Dutch” Schuldt, was bettered in points but not in sportsmanship. Throughout the season, they fought valiantly but lost good-naturedly. They represented our school well in the Western Massachusetts Small School Tourna- ment. ‘Zoo’ orm Our Senior team members leave behind memories of exciting battles. Remember them by these informal shots. “Gooch” . . . We Bowed To No One In Sportsmanship . . , BOYS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL Our boys’ J. V. team under Mr. Bourdeau displayed the fight and spirit of true sportsmen. Next year’s varsity seems to have a bright future. GIRLS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM The J. V. Girls’ team with Captain Joan Welcome has had a fairly successful season. Wonderful spirit and exceptionally good sportsmanship were the high points of the games. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL— Varsity The girls’ basketball team, captained by Sally Handfield and coached by Mrs. Reidy, had a successful season. THE TUMBLERS One of the most popular attractions at the Variety Show is the Tumblers. They also performed their feats at the field days. Instructor of the group is Mrs. Reidy. THE CHEERLEADERS T. Miller, J. Annear, J. Pierce, Captain P. Verrier, J. Bordeaux, B. Jurec, N. Dion, and P. Nelson were the peppy cheerleaders who kept the rallies, games, and tourna- ments in the highest spirits. BASEBALL TEAM The baseball team experienced a hard but well-played season . . . But Even The Best Of Times . . . . . . Nancy and Ray as “Annie” and “Frank” . . . Foster- U) r . . . the “spark” behind the show — Miss Teed . . . Remember these familiar scenes? Wilson hqusc U:. oj., " rr ! IL j| Irov 1 WO Bd -B BBpK M Im a ' i 11 ' f. L f r ci 4 Bb ' i ‘ a‘ ■ mBmi ' V -I Our terrific backstage crew without whom the show couldn’t have “gone on”! . . . And, of course, the cast. • • Must End • • IVY POEM Years ago saw you enter Saw your first step through the doors Through the windows, saw you wandering Looking for your rooms and floors. Heard you later, when my branches Bare of all their shade became. Comment on the work they gave you But you loved it just the same. Though you rail and cry against it I who saw your deep thoughts knew All the things you saw and did there Slowly changed to part of you. Now you go, I speak no parting Dumbly stand while you leave Dumbly stand and know, inside you What you’ve shunned, you hate to leave. One more rung is added to me One of four you’ve seen me grow Some of you are gone forever Seen no more when once you go. T ime has little holding on me Here as each new class appears W ill cling and look down on them As I have for tens of years? JOHN GRALENSKI WE’LL NEVER FORGET . . . Sophomore Latin Class . . . Judy Laukaitis as “Tobacco Queen” . . . Our Junior Prom — “The Loveliest Night of the Year” . Dinky’s “chariot” . . . Ming Killelea and Bill Lynch in period 2 history . . . Those football rallies — (“If you’re behind us — ”) . . . “Prunes” at the Senior Play party . . . The old standby — “We protest” . . . Mr. Galvin’s jokes! ? ) . . . Room 16 study . . . Third year French Class — (“Attention or detention”) Snapper and Janet after Senior Play . . . John Gralenski . . . Those band trips (Need any more be said?) . . . Buddy Haigis’s red( ? ) — blonde ( ? ) — topaz ( ? ) — hair Our Freshman Choir . . . The Western Massachusetts Music Festival . . . The broken typewriters in typing class . . . Mr. Oakes on roller skates . . . Period six trigonometry class . . . Captain Norm Gerber . . . The basketball tournament at U. M. . . . The cafeteria at recess . . , Those Senior parties . . . “Not too bright” . . . ' Driver Ed. classes . . . Donnie Graves’ “peroxided chaps” . . . Alma Mater. • • • • • . And So We Leave Everything We, the class of the year 1953, having arrived at our goal and facing our “last roundup,” do will and bequeath such worldly possessions as are herein stated. Being of sound mind and of our unforced will, we do hereby make null and void anv document as may have been written or signed by our hand. To wit. if any, and be it known by all men, we hereby open our will. In gratitude we place first in our list of bequestals, our teachers. Realizing the peculiar effects students have on teachers, we admit from experience, and realizing that the present Junior Class is no exception, w ' e leave, with heartfelt sympathy, a large economy size bottle of aspirin pills for pains prompted by “punk” pupils. Thus ends the worldly possessions of the class of ’53, the financial status being such as is too embarrassing to mention. However, there are a large number of individual bequests to be made. Ernie Lagimoniere promises to marry money, solely for the interests of the school you understand, and donate a printing press to Miss Teed. Phyllis Guilbault, repenting at last, leaves the teachers peace and quiet. Sallv Handfield leaves the cartoons carved in her desk in room 28 to any enterprising artist. Jeanne Bordeaux leaves her place in the cheerleaders to Joan Welcome. Jack Councilman and Judy Laukaitis leave, arm in arm. To Mr. Galvin (Sir) we leave the New York Yankees and the Democrats. Betty Bergiel and Alice Lehman leave their basketball know-how to “Trudy” Miller and Wilma Lyman. Richard Neipp and Edwin Niedbala leave to Louie Councilman and Ray Bender the task of proving that chivalry is not dead. Mary LaChapelle leaves her giggle to haunt the teachers for the rest of their natural born lives. Arnold Rubin does not leave Marguerite Emery! Erma Pease leaves a case of vitamin pills to next year s tumblers. Norinne Jacobus leaves two worn out pianos, two beat up kettle drums, six broken bell mallets, and her position as a member of the “Boys Glee Club” with a sigh of relief. (Oh, yeah?? ) Tommy Foley leaves to the school library a book entitled “Silly Questions to Get the Teacher Off the Subject,” of which he was co-author with Butch Brule and Donald Graves. Nancy Podlenski leaves her little black book of note paper to Barbara Jurek and Joannie Pierce for use in history class. Pat Verrier leaves captain of the cheerleaders to be decided bv a trial-by-combat bout between the contestants. Paul Prunier and Tommy Sowell pull on their boots, strap on their guns and ride into the sett ing sun. Eddie Gay leaves his harmonica playing to Bradley Lanfair, (May he rest in peace.) Fred Oakes leaves his shining simonized halo to Louie Councilman, (he can use it, and how ! ) David Bitzer leaves a thesis on the subject “Live Alone and Like It” to Fred Gralenski. Norma Thibodeau leaves her (ugh) nickname of “Teabottles” to anyone who can stomach it. Bill Lynch leaves his ability to play professional pool properly to Simp Kelly. Francis Pleasant and Lloyd May request that their scholarly looks and intellectual excuses be left to some sophomore in order that he may have the years it takes to develop this technique necessary to apply them with the utmost polish. (Application blanks are available on request.) Buddy Haigis doesn’t want to leave. Judy Webster leaves us wondering about her secret formula for getting a letter written every day before one o’clock. Judy Packard leaves her ability to talk and drum at the same time to anyone who can do it with such amazing effects. Ray Delf leaves his collection of conservative shirts to “Red” with which to blind fellow students. Norman Gerber leaves his size 12 footsteps for the next football captain to follow. To the faculty we leave a crying towel for we know they’ll be sorry to see us go! Jerry Pierce leaves his gym suit to James Russell, hope it fits! Eddie Van Steenburg leaves as fast as he can. Bobby Zamojski leaves his title “Zum” to his younger sister. Merton Silver leaves his straight “A” record in History as a challenge to any young whippersnapper who thinks he can beat the record of the class of ’53! (so there! ) Norman LaPalme leaves his genuine, imitation leopard shirt to Stanley Kestyn. Joanna Banash leaves the managing of the girls’ basketball team to Pat Tranowski. John Gralenski and Ming Killelea leave a photograph of themselves, standing side by side labeled, “Which Twin Has the Toni?” Judy Boissonneault leaves her supply of bus tokens to Patty Kratz for her daily trips to and from Greenfield. To the English department we leave a book on grammatical usage entitled “Why Ain’t Ain’t Keerect?” We all leave, but we will keep forever, fond memories and gratitude for “services ren- dered above and beyond the call of duty” by the faculty, our principal and our superintendent. With the exhausting of the bequestals of the class of ’53, know all men by these presents, that this document has been found in order and within the laws in all parts. Drawn up and accepted in the year of our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and fifty -three. In witness there of we hearby lay our hand. John Gralenski Mary LaChapelle Sally Handfield Signed by: DONALD GRAVES, President CHARLES CARE, Vice President . . . But The Memories . . . The halls where we worked, the fields where we played Our games and our plays and the friends that we made A re forever imprinted down deep in our hearts And the thought of our school a glad mem’ ry imparts Of our fun, and how all, in the years we were there Knew friendship and smiles in its sheltering care The memories of work and the good times as well Bring tears to our eyes as we bid you, farewell We’ll honor your standards and grow in their worth No matter where life’s road may lead us on earth. WILSON ' S Franklin County ' s Friendly Family Store GREENFIELD MASSACHUSEHS Our Mr. Wrightson and Ira Hewey, Program director for W.H.A.I. 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Greenfield GRIMARD ' S JEWtLRY STORE SxftiiAitc HAIGIS SERVICE STATION Barrett Baker SCHOOL SUPPLIES — BOOKS ROYAL TYPEWRITERS Sales and Service DIAL 4525 310 Main Street Greenfield Massachusetts TIRES — B Turners F Mobilgas kTTERIES — LUBF Avenue A alls Mass 7 UCATION achusetts GREENFIELD SAVINGS BANK " The Friendly Bank " BUY SAVINGS BANK INSURANCE and SAVE THE DIFFERENCE Mansion House Block Greenfield Massachusetts The Hawley Pharmacy DRUGS — PHARMACEUTICAL SUNDRIES CAMERA SUPPLIES Telephone 2473 — Turners Falls Telephone 327 — Millers Falls MASSACHUSEHS BILL ' S LUNCHEONEHE FOUNTAIN SERVICE and LIGHT LUNCHES SEALTEST ICE CREAM Phone 2672 MILLERS FALLS. MASSACHUSEHS (LKtTo COFFEE Home-Made Ice Cream Sandwiches and Lunches At GOULD’S TELEPHONE 2275 Millers Falls Massachusetts WOODCRAFT CORPORATION Harold B. Allen, Inc. of INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS AMERICA SALES and SERVICE Turners Falls Massachusetts 409 Federal Street GREENFIELD MASSACHUSEHS CONGRATULATIONS! CLASS of 1953 Best Wishes for the Future A Bite — A Lunch — A Banquet Carl ' s Restaurant VALLEY STUDIO TEA ROOM and RESTAURANT " Everything Photographic " TELEPHONE 2184 74 Avenue A — Quality Foods — Pleasant Atmosphere 265 MAIN STREET Turners Falls Massachusetts Greenfield Massachusetts Check up on your wardrobe Today! Then Dial ARBEN APPLIANCE NEW WONDER CLEANERS — All Work Guaranteed — and CRYSTAL CLEAR CLEANING TRADE CENTER We are as near as your telephone Plant: 32 Wells Street Greenfield Massachusetts 78 Avenue A Turners Falls Massachusetts All Norge Appliances TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS Newton Motor Sales KAISER-HENRY J DEALER State Road TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSEHS IV A. M. GAMELIN Class Photographer for 1952-1953 . . . SENIORS . . . MONTAGUE CITY and GREENFIELD. MASSACHUSETTS MR. GIRARD- and MR. ZAMOJSKI THE CROCKER INSTITUTION for SAVINGS " The Bank With The Chimes " Turners Falls Massachusetts CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES We extend a sincere wish for success and happiness to each member of the " Class of ' 53. " WESTERN MASSACHUSEHS ELECTRIC COMPANY L. A. Kohler Co. INCORPORATED R.C.A.. DECCA, COLUMBIA and CAPITOL RECORDS 75 Avenue A Turners Falls Massachusetts PLEASANT INSURANCE AGENCY Incorporated GENERAL INSURANCE REAL ESTATE iMsumo 2082 76 Third Street TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS High Quality Tools that are used by Discriminating Mechanics and Craftsmen The World Over A FRANKLIN COUNTY PRODUCT SINCE 1868 MILLERS FALLS COMPANY GREENFIELD MASSACHUSEHS Popular Market WHERE PRIME BEEF IS SOLD 58 Third Street Turners Falls Massachusetts When school is over they always find where to go FOURNIER BROS. REXALL STORE Always the popular place where a large part of the students of the school meet every day for their Sundaes and Ice Cream Sodas. A great place to meet. They have the largest soda fountain in town. Also the best candies. l ci.lueA THE FASHION SHOP (CA (Budget Plan) Smart Students ' Clothes gjr For the Young Man and Miss " Clothing and Jewelry " lA 1 DIAL 4949 ’ 26 Chapman Street i b Greenfield Massachusetts YETTER-The Florist Quality Flowers Since 1907 PHONE 4305 2 1 6 Main Street GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS @y£5 We service all makes of typewriters. We are exclusive agents for Smith-Corona. DEMOND ' S 391 Main Street Opposite The Library GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS COMPLIMENTS OF Julius Blassberg, Inc. Your Television Headquarters in Turners Falls JACKSON ' S RADIO — APPLIANCE 86 Prospect Street Telephone 2152 " WE SERVICE ALL WE SELL " DEPENDABLE SERVICE BONNEHE COAL CO. G. J. BONNETTE PROP. 60 Second Street TURNERS FALLS Tel. 581 Coal, Range, and Fuel Oils MACKIN FUEL and TRUCKING CO. YOUNGSTOWN SINKS and CABINETS UNIVERSAL REFRIGERATORS and RANGES Millers Falls Greenfield Massachusetts Cook With Gas The Wonder Fuel GREENFIELD GAS and LIGHT COMPANY Buy with Confidence at CARROLL ' S Millers Falls Massachusetts COMPLIMENTS OF LEMAY FURNITURE CORP. GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS DELUXE BEAUTY SALON JOSEPHINE KROL, Proprietor All kinds of Beauty Culture DIAL 651 Turners Falls Massachusetts Clearys Jewelers JEWELRY — GIFTS — CARDS EXPERT REPAIRING 248 Main Street Greenfield " ESTABLISHED 1928 " FLORIST TELEGRAPH DELIVERY Cades ' Flower Shop 54 Avenue A Turners Falls Massachusetts McCarthy THE CLOTHIER Tailor-Made Suits A Specialty DIAL 8461 Turners Falls Massachusetts " PRICES YOU LIKE TO PAY " PFERSICK BROTHERS Family Shoe Store — FEATURING — Style Shoes for All Occasions for Boys and Girls " It Pays to Walk Down Third Street " DIAL 675 TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSEHS Wainshal ' s GREENFIELD’S LARGEST FURNITURE STORE Phone 3015 377 Main Street GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS A M (lAMELlN P ohmapher PATRONIZE PSPlT 1 s r ■ ; 1 t,-. vv-Vv- ;r hs __ . " . 7 , Gi cy o. .r i ‘ mi A y K € f’ ■k ■■M, ' S. ' w«£ s-Aii ' ' iv ' -?-iJfV.-i H _ ' _ - i J ' A itlC i ' k. ’1 r, ill uvsikm tWiim


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