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

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L m ObhH nMffll 11 ■URNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL TABLE CONTENTS Page Staff (Stage Hands). 4 Dedication. 6 Mr. Burke (the Producer). 8 Mr. Wrightson (the Director). 9 Faculty (the Critics).10 Class Advisor (the Prompter).12 Seniors (Cast of ’59).13 Pee-Wee Pinups.42 Class History.46 Scene Stealers.50 Vital Statistics.52 Ivy Poem.54 Class Song.55 Class Will.56 Activities.59 Sports.78 Advertisements.85 2 if) CLASS FLOWER : ROSE CLASS COLORS : GOLD AND WHITE CLASS MOTTO : GOD IS THE AUTHOR ) 1 MEN ARE ONLY PLAYERS ' O ' " " m b y y:mmy 5No 3 0 ip? Vj B s - ► ) " ■? irk Aj ffj r 1 . ' $3© • yfy— JRhH : | w_ff K. s JPjm ■ STAGE Faculty Advisor: Miss Alice Teed EDITORIAL STAFF: SPORTS EDITORS: ART EDITORS: Judith Mieczkowski Linda Bordeaux Janet Bonzek Loretta Pfersich Barbara Graves James Brazeau Dianne Ross David Moylan Brenda Cossett Ann Russell Robert Sulda Norine Urgiel Barbara Chase Mary Ann Cuff Eileen Verrier Thomas Simons Susan Zmuda Judith Shedd 4 HANDS Editor-in-Chief: Edward Kuczewski BUSINESS MANAGER: Eric Schuhle ASSISTANTS: George Fisette Philip Verrier TYPISTS: NEWS STAFF: Elaine Berry Naureen Casey Eileen Cassidy Kathleen Cassidy Eileen Crowley Carol Zewinski Barbara Dziema Christina Schab Nancy Field Joan Nicewicz Gail Kovalsick Lorraine Range Bonnie Lamoureaux Raymond Verrier Judith Millett Mary Jane Puhala Judith Rastallis Rose Marie Sojka Linda Verrier Marguerite Socquet Marcia Wadsworth 5 I t I » t , 4 » • » I I " 1 I I 1 I _ libk a qolden pen the c faster wrote a pLau--- ‘ S wM-this was creation. The play was human in every fiber and sinew--- this was life-. The stage was Large,Large enough bo let ideals be born--this was trie world, and layino downHis qolden pen the J lasber cast His roles ---these were men. We, the actors, caught up in the great human drama of our lives are now ready to continue, for the first act of child¬ hood is done and the triumphs of the second act of youth have beaun to fade.There is a hush. The final act of maturity has just begun. As the act progresses do not Look back at the drama for it is only as Long as Life. Look not to the stage for it is as temporary as the world,and Look not to the other actors for they 6 are only men , but rather look bo the PL aywriy ht who has w i bh Hi ' s oold en pen writ Deri our roles as wen or as poorly as we would act them. To Him,bhe G uidinq Genius of this plau and all other plays, we dedicate mis our yearbook. I 7 MR. ARTHUR E. BURKE The curtain draws to a close, the cast file offstage amid a spontaneous ovation, and then, as the spotlight grows dim, and darkness engulfs the theater, the final performance becomes but a memory, for the play is over. Backstage in the shadows of the wings, stands the producer, the key that every play must have to unlock the door that holds the magic of success. You have been our producer, Mr. Burke, standing behind us through each scene, each act. Now, we, the cast, would like the footlights to glow once more in order that you might take your much deserved curtain call. 8 MR. GEORGE F. WRIGHTSON Without a qualified and experienced director no production is capable of a begin¬ ning, much less of a completion. Thus, to you must go whatever praise we may receive, for in your hands has lain the responsibility of developing a polished performance. With unlimited patience and understanding you have lent a firm, helping hand to our undertakings — co-ordinating our actions and directing our talents into creative forms. At times chastising, always encouraging, you have guided the staging of our play from open¬ ing night through the last encore. To you, Mr. George F. Wrightson, our conscientious and loyal director, whose efforts have so often been seemingly unnoticed and unrewarded, we, the Class of 1959, express our most sincere appreciation for the role you have played in making our drama a success. 9 r CRITICS ROW RESERVED ¥ 10 Left to right: 1st row — Miss Clark, Miss Argy, Miss McGillicuddy, Miss Teed, Mr. Wrightson, Mrs. Barclay, Miss Reum, Mrs. Martin. 2nd row — Miss Porter, Miss Crean, Mr. Shebell, Miss Withington, Miss Purrington, Miss Little, Mr. Connelly, Mr. Oakes, Mr. Fugere. 3rd row — Mr. Brigham, Mr. Russell, Mr. Liberies, Mr. Putnam, Mr. Bourdeau, Mr. Galvin, Mr. Garrahan, Mr. Caouette. Throughout our four years at the Turners Falls High School, you, the faculty, as candid and impartial critics, have had the momentus task of observing our endeavors and, through comparison with certain standards, ascertaining their worth. Thus, you have shown openly the merits and deficiencies of our work and by such constructive criticism have we been encouraged to aspire to perfection in all we do. For your consistent striving toward a fair evaluation and unbiased opinion, and your sincere advice in time of need, we, the Class of 1959, offer our deepest gratitude. 11 MISS EVELYN LINDSAY No production can hope to be successful without a guiding hand to help it over the hard spots, and finally to lead it to triumph when the curtain falls on the last act. Miss Lindsay, as our prompter, you willingly helped us prepare for our parts in this play, and for the biggest role which is yet to come. You were the unseen inspiration behind our show, directly responsible for its success. Without your endless patience, understanding, encouragement, and cheerfulness, we would have fallen far short of the goal we have striven for — to make our performance one to be long remembered. So to you, Miss Lindsay, our prompter, we present a bouquet of our gratitude, our admiration, and our thanks. 12 STANLEY DOBOSZ " Butch” " Man is made not only of what he has inherited, but also of what he has acquired.’’ Never once during his four years of high school did " Butch” let us down. As our vice-president, he was always there, upholding the position to which he was elected. On the gridiron " Butch” displayed his athletic talents in the very best light, with many a game saving tackle. Vocally, " Butch” did very well as was shown when he was elected president of the Boys ' Glee Club in his senior year. During the winter months, " Butch” put his athletic talents to work on the basketball court, and when spring rolled around, he was out on the baseball diamond as one of the Turn¬ ers Falls High School nine. These ath¬ letic endeavors earned him a well- deserved place in the " T” Club. On the scholastic side " Butch” boasted membership in the History and French Clubs. The social aspects of his high school career were indicated by the fact that he was an usher at our Sophomore Social and Junior Prom. LINDA LEE BORDEAUX " Lin” " Like the star that shines afar without haste and without rest.” Linda was one of the more prominent mem¬ bers of the class hiving served as our secretary for three years. She participated in the French, History, Art, Community Service and Glee Clubs, and was on the Tumbling Team. " Lin” also attained membership in the Pro Merito Society. Proving her fine abilities as a twirler, Linda was chosen captain her senior year. In the dramatic department " Lin” did an excellent job as a flightly teenager in " Opening Night,” our first play. A member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and ushering at several dances and concerts, were some of the many other ac¬ tivities in which she actively participated. Al¬ though diminutive in size, " Lin” had the vital¬ ity and versatility of a giant. EARL FRANCIS LAPIERRE " Friendship is a word the nerv sight of which in print makes the heart warm. " Earl ' s good nature, friendliness, and leader¬ ship have made him a superb class president. An all-around athlete, he was co-captain of the football team, played basketball and baseball, and participated in track. Earl sang tenor in the Boys’ Glee Club, and was a member of both the History and the " T” Clubs. The American Legion recognized the leader we have in Earl when they selected him to be our representative to Boys ' State. Earl, we commend you for a fine job, so very well done! MARY JANE PUHALA " Shorty” " Faith is the force of life.” Mary Jane, a friendly, well-liked girl held a prominent position as historian of our class. She was an important member of our " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and the Pro Merito Society. " Shorty” displayed her versatility by belonging to the Community Service, History, French and Girls’ Glee Clubs. Ushering at the Junior Prom showed Mary Jane’s willingness to help. JADWIDGA MIECZKOWSKI " Mitch” " Happy, good-natured, willing, and kind are only a few words that might describe her.” Where there’s activity you’re sure to find " Mitch.” Besides being our class treasurer, she worked diligently on the editorial staff of the " Netop” and yearbook. Early in her junior year she successfu lly voiced her opinions on democracy in the American Legion Oratorical Contest, and later, as one of our celebrated " Top Ten” copped third place for her moving interpretation of the " The Scarlet Letter.” In the " Teahouse of the August Moon,” " Mitch” portrayed the old lady, and played the lead in our Christmas play, depicting the hectic, but amusing, life of a high school English teacher. Miss Brooks. A clarinetist with the band and orchestra for four years, she was named librari¬ an of the band her senior year. " Mitch” was an active club member; she was vice-president of the Camera Club, and a member of the History. Art, Community Service, and Glee Clubs. She also served as secretary to Mr. Con¬ nelly, and as manager for our first play. ALLAN DOUGLAS ADIE, JR. " No really great man ever thought himself so.” For four years Allan exhibited his athletic talents as an enthusiastic member of the football and basketball teams. A deserving scholar, he earned the honor of becoming a member of the Pro Merito Society. As a junior, Allan was chosen alternate to Boys’ State. He also exhibited his linguistic ability as a member of the French Club for two years. We shall remember him as a conscientious, good-natured friend and classmate. JOYCE MARIE BAKER " In quietness and. in confidence shall be your strength.” Joyce was always there to lend a helping hand when needed. Her assistance as a bank day cashier showed one of her fine qualities. During her freshman year, Joyce was a member of the Home Economics Club. A welcome addition to our class was Joyce. ELAINE ANN BERRY " The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.” Proving her scholastic ability, Elaine attained the rating of Pro Merito, but also found time to participate in several other activities. She proved to be a competent member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs and was active in the French, History, Home Economics, and Glee Clubs. Elaine also had financial talents which she exhibited as a bank day cashier and as a capable secretary to Mr. Fugere. Last but certainly not least, Elaine served as an usher at our Junior Prom. This fine girl has been a credit to our class not only as a scholar, but also as a friend. SHIRLEY MAE BOGUSZ " Bogy” " A smile for all, a welcome glad, a jovial coaxing way she had.” " Bogy” displayed her vivacity as one of our enthusiastic varsity cheerleaders. However, her talents extended in several directions, as she was also an athlete and played varsity as well as J.V. basketball. In her senior year " Bogy” was elected secretary of the History Club, and took an active part in the Community Service, Home Economics, Art, and Camera Clubs. " Bogy” was a bank day cashier, and ushered at our Junior Prom. " Bogy,” your congeniality has made you a long to be remembered classmate. 15 i JEANNINE PRISCILLA MARY BOIVIN " Nin” " I have loved my friends as l do virtue.” Jeannine was one of those fine girls who was constantly making herself serviceable. She belonged to the Art and Home Economics Clubs, and played intramural volley-ball. She also served as chairman of the refreshment committee for our Junior Prom. A quiet girl with a lovely manner, Jeannine was always doing something worth-while. JANET CAROLE BONZEK " Jan” " Mind cannot follow it, nor words express her infinite sweetness.” Busy, busy, busy, that was Jan throughout her four years at the Turners Falls High School, and she excelled in not one, but all of the activities she undertook. Jan wore the white and blue uniform of a twirler her sophomore and junior years, and as a senior she was recognized as one of much talent when she was chosen a lieutenant. Her interest in art was manifested during the time she was a hard-working art editor on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and by a four-year membership in the Art Club. In the cast of " Opening Night” Janet portrayed to perfection one of the representatives from the " Perth Amboy Society.” An enthusiastic club member, she contrib¬ uted much to the Glee, History, and Community Service Clubs, and also worked in the office and was secretary to Mr. Garrahan. Decorating for the Sophomore Social, ushering for the Junior Prom, and tumbling gave evidence of her social and athletic interests. Janet, you certainly deserve credit for all you did for our class. RICHARD PAUL BORDEAUX " Dickie” " From a little spark may come a mighty flame.” " Dickie” centered his school activities primarily around the sports world. He exhibited his skill and good sportsmanship by playing baseball three years and basketball for two years, cli¬ maxed by membership in the " T” Club. Nice going, " Dickie,” the class of ’59 is proud of you. JAMES MATTHEW BRAZEAU " Jimmy” " The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” " Jimmy " was an active member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. He participated in the Glee Club and Art Club for three years and in the History Club for two years. " Jimmy” was also on the decorating committee for the Junior Prom. His friendliness will always be remembered by the class of ’59. 16 I RODNEY WAYNE BURKE " Rod” " Often a silence has voice and words.” An individualist, " Rod” was a quiet member of our class, and yet there was strength in his solitude. Never was this more evident than when he talked, and walked beside you, or just listened. This strength, a disarming smile, and a little bit of time for all the world kept him fairly busy with the extracurricular activity of being a friend and companion. Certainly every member of our class will heartily agree that the extra special something that was " Rod” will always be in our hearts and memories. May he always be a devoted student of human nature, for none of us will ever be too old to be a student in that respect. NAUREEN ELAINE CASEY " Casey” " Whatever she does , wherever she goes, grace orders her actions and follows her movements.” Full of life and one of the busiest players in our play, Naureen will always be remembered as a girl with a great deal of initiative and determination. At the end of her junior year she was chosen to represent our school at Girls’ State and was elected to be one of the two delegates from Massachusetts to Girls’ Nation. She was a participant in Junior Prize Speaking, and the American Legion Oratorical Contest. Casey was a member of the band for three years, orchestra for one, and was accompanist for the Boys’ and Girls’ Glee Clubs during her junior and senior years. Naureen also belonged to the Pro Merito, French, History, Camera, Art, Community Service, and Glee Clubs, and was a member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. She served as chairman of the Music Committee for our Junior Prom, and was chairman of the decorating committee for the Freshman Hop. As always she gave a sterling performance, bringing to us Miss Finch, the straightforward but amiable librarian in the Christmas play. To top it all off, Casey played basket¬ ball for four years and was a member of the tumbling team for one. Naureen, you certainly were a vital part of our class. MARGARET KATHLEEN CASSIDY " Kathy” " Twas her thinking of others made you think of her.” " Kathy” was a tumbler and decorated for our Freshman Hop. She was in basketball intra- murals during her freshman and sophomore years, and she ushered at the Sophomore Social. " Kathy” ushered at our Junior Prom and took part in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. She also admirably interpreted " Empty Desk in the Fifth Grade” at Junior Prize Speaking. " Kathy” was a member of the History and Glee Clubs for three years and was a twirler, being chosen First Lieutenant during her senior year. The " Netop” staff and the French and Camera Clubs were honored by her presence in her junior and senior years. Besides all this, she still had time to be a member of the Art and Community Service Clubs all four years. " Kathy” was a very busy girl, and she managed to keep a Pro Merito rating. She also acted as chairman for the Armistice Day play. " Kathy” had a friendly smile and pleasing personality that will be difficult to forget. MARY EILEEN CASSIDY " Eil” " The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” " Eil,” one of our busiest members, belonged to a good number of organizations — including the Camera, History, Art, Community Service, and French Clubs. She served as secretary of the latter her senior year. " Eil” sang with the Glee Club three years, was on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and participated in the American Legion Oratorical Contest her junior year. She ushered at our Sophomore Social, was head usher at the Junior Prom, and tumbled for two years. She was one of our energetic cheerleaders on the Varsity Squad. With all her activities, " Eil,” neverthe¬ less, maintained Pro Merito rating. Eileen will always be thought of as sweet and charming, but most of all as a very good friend. 17 DONALD CHAGNON " Don” " No man is free who cannot command himself.” " Don” was an able football player on both the freshman and J.V. squads. Although he left school for a time, he returned to graduate with his class, earning the respect of all. More power to you, " Don”! FRANCIS HENRY CHAREST, JR. " Fran” " So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.” Fran was a versatile person and liked by all. He was a member of our football and track teams, and a tremendous asset to the Art Club. Fran also participated actively in the History Club for one year. Certainly, his willingness to help others when needed was appreciated by everyone. BARBARA GERTRUDE CHASE " Barb” " Teach me half the gladness that brain must know.” " Barb’s” friendly smile and sweet personality made her a welcome addition to our class. Her writing ability was recognized when she was chosen a member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. The Glee Club and the Camera Club were outlets for some of her other talents. " Barb” was an usher for Class Day and for Graduation her junior year, and as a senior she served on the refreshment committee for the Freshman Hop. Last but not least, " Barb” was one of our highest- ranking Pro Merito students. Truly, accomplishments to be proud of! ROBERT JOSEPH CISLO " Cisco” " He that’s content hath enough.” " Cisco,” although one of the quieter boys of our class, was an active member of the track team throughout high school. He had musical interests which were displayed in the band for two years. Turning his ability toward the academic side, he participated in the History Club for two years, and also managed to fit three years of duties in the Art Club into his schedule. " Cisco’s” amiable ways will take him far in life. 18 EDWARD PAUL COCKING " Eddie” " Of soul sincere, in action faithful and in honor clear.” One of our " Powertown eleven,” " Eddie” was an important mainstay in our defensive unit for four years. His athletic abilities were not confined to the gridiron alone however, as " Eddie” was an all-round athlete. In the spring he divided his time between track and the baseball diamond. Music was another of " Eddie’s” interests, and for three years he blended his voice in the Boys’ Glee Club. As a senior, Eddie became an actor, portraying " Stanley” in the one-act play entitled " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol.” His high school activities were rounded out with membership in the Art, History and " T” Clubs. Quite a list of accomplishments, " Eddie,” but we think your good nature tops the list! BRENDA JANE COSSETT " Bren” " Nothing is impossible to a ivilling heart.” Brenda’s active interest in art was much in evidence as she was co-chairwoman of the Sophomore Social, decorated for the Junior Prom and was an Art Club member for four years. To further express her artistic talents, she was active on the " Netop” staff and became an Art Editor. For two years she was in the History and Camera Clubs. During her sophomore year she played basketball and tumbled. " Bren” was a member of both the Glee Club and Community Service Club for three years. For an all-round girl, there was no one like " Bren”! GIDEON ERNEST CROTEAU " Gid” " If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.” Small, fast, and full of zip was this able guard, who played on the T.F.H.S. football team during his four years of high school. One of " Gid’s” major achievements in the line of athletics was his appointment to captain of the baseball team in his senior year. For this " Gid” earned a position in the " T” Club. " Gid” was also academically inclined and he showed these interests by participating in the activities of the French and History Clubs. He joined the Art and Glee Clubs, and ushered at the Sophomore Social to show a further variety of interests. " Gid” was always smiling and he always had a kind word for everyone. This will surely help him in the future. RICHARD ANTHONY CROTEAU " Ditch” " Quiet and unassuming, with a character very strong.” " Ditch” had a full schedule all through high school. This included sports, music, dramatics, and handywork. A four year football player and letterman, he also participated for three years in track. When a junior, " Ditch” was chosen as an alternate for Junior Prize Speaking, and in his senior year he gained acclaim as Miss Brooks’ love life with comic guile in the Christmas play, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol,” and he also joined the Glee Club. He refused to let obstacles prevent his attending Turners Falls High School. For his loyalty, spirit, and enthusiasm, " Ditch” is hailed by the class of ’59. 19 EILEEN ANN CROWLEY " As merry as the day is long.” Not on any of the other one hundred and eleven faces in our class was there a broader, more infectious smile than was seen on Eileen’s. With the clear golden ring of a thoroughly good- natured laugh, Eileen devoted many hours to " Netop.” She played an important position for two years in the band, and just being there with an attentive ear and the eager eyes of friendship, endeared herself to seniors and underclassmen alike. She will always be here, not so much in our memories as in our hearts, and that irresistible smile will be a vital connecting link between our¬ selves and the memory of our high school years. This will always be Eileen, youthful, eager, student and friend. MARY ANN CUFF " Cuffy” " She doeth little kindnesses, which most leave undone or despise.” " Cuffy” was certainly a great asset to our class. She showed enthusiasm in everything she attempted. Not only was she a member of band for three years, but she was very active on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. She also belonged to the Community Service, History, and Glee Clubs for three years. Moreover, she ushered at our Junior Prom and Sophomore Social. Mary Ann, the class of ’59 will never forget your sweet smile, and your thoughtfulness of others. DOUGLAS HARRY DAUPHINAIS " Duffer” " The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” Our co-captain of the football team certainly carried a heavy schedule. " Duffer” occupied most of his time with the athletic department; he played baseball for four years, was a member of the " T” Club, and was manager of the basketball team. " Duffer " was the president of the History Club his senior year, and was a member of the Art and Glee Clubs, and also an usher at the Junior P rom. Athlete, student and friend, Doug, we salute you. CAROLE DEJNAK " Frenchie” " A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” " Frenchie’s” jokes and good humor have carried her successfully through many varied activities. A busy club member, she belonged to the French, Art, History, Community Service, and the Girls’ Glee Clubs. As a high-stepping twirler her sophomore and junior years, her reward was well earned her senior year when she became a lieutenant. With all these activities " Frenchie” still had time for an active social life, as an usher for the Sophomore Social and Junior Prom. Her attempts to " parler fran ais " earned her a well-deserved nickname and a special place in the class of ’59- 20 ANN MARIE DEMERS " Nothing is more simple than greatness, indeed to be simple is to be great. " We’ll always remember Ann for the enthusiasm she displayed in all our class activities. She sang with the Girls’ Glee Club for three years, and was a member of the History, Art, and Home Economics Clubs. Ann was a bank day cashier for two years, was on the decorating committee for our Junior Prom, ushered for Graduation her junior year, and also played basketball her freshman year. Certainly we will never forget Ann’s willingness to assist in class activities when¬ ever she could. NANCY DEMERS " Lucy” " Kindness in another’s trouble; courage in our own.” Quiet and friendly, Nancy was liked by everyone. She belonged to the basketball team where her athletic talents were exhibited. Nancy also was a member of the Home Economics, Art, and Community Service Clubs. Nancy’s willingness to aid in class activities has certainly made her a classmate to be long remembered. CARMINE ANTHONY DEPRETE " Carm” " Humor is the harmony of the heart.” One of our varsity eleven, " Carm” displayed the speed of a deer in many a gridiron clash. His swiftness also earned for him a position on the varsity track team of which he was a member for four years. Being an all-around athlete " Carm” won a berth on the varsity baseball team for four years. We can never forget " Carm,” for what he lacked in size he certainly made up for in ability. LEONARD JOHN DOTON " Lenny” " Not what you do, but how you do it, is a test of your capacity. " Well-liked and active during his four years at the Turners Falls High School, Lenny offered his athletic talents to track and baseball for one year, and football and basketball for two years, and thus he was eligible for membership in the " T” Club. Lenny also participated in the activities of the Art, History, and Glee Clubs. His interest in dramatics was shown by his effective per¬ formance of " Ted” in the Christmas play, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol!” It was truly a wise choice when he was selected chairman of ushers at the Junior Prom, for without Lenny our class just wouldn’t have been complete. 21 I ROSEMARIE CHRISTINE DUNN " Rowie” " She is just bubbling over with enthusiasm and mirth, and is a sure cure for the blues.” An active girl around the school, " Rowie” has demonstrated her twirling ability in the band and has also proved a success in basketball and tumbling. Having a flair for dramatics, she effectively characterized the high-strung and fluttery music teacher, Miss Audubon, in the Christ¬ mas play. She also found time to participate in the Art, Community Service, History, and Glee Clubs. Mr. Galvin found " Rowie” a very efficient secretary and, following this trend, she was a capable bank day cashier during her senior year. She ushered at numerous dances and was on the make-up committee for our first play, " Opening Night.” We’re sure the members of our class will never forget " Rowie” because she was a true friend and classmate. BARBARA CLAIRE DZEIMA " Barb” " She who has a thousand friends, has not a friend to spare. " As one of our peppiest cheerleaders, " Barb” could be seen every Saturday during the football season, cheering the boys on to victory. In fact, her ability to compose and shout out those rousing cheers won her the honor of co-captain in her senior year. As a senior, " Barb” was also a member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, a petite actress with a varying style and knowing smile in our Christmas presentation, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol”; she served capably as Mr. Bourdeau’s secretary. Her activities in the Art, History, Community Service, and Home Economics Clubs, as well as ushering at the Sophomore Social and the Junior Prom, kept Barb a busy girl through her four years at the Turners Falls High School. CLAIRE SIMONE EMOND " Clarabell” " May the joy which you give others find its way, back to you.” Claire was a quiet, but much esteemed member of our class. During her sophomore year, she belonged to the Art Club, and also was a member of the Community Service Club for four years. In her freshman year she took an active part in the Home Economics Club. Claire, we all wish you the best of luck. NANCY JEAN FIELD " Nanc” " Touched with human gentleness and love.” " Nanc” took an active part on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs and belonged to the Glee Club for three years. During her junior year she ushered at Class Day and Graduation, and in her senior year was secretary to Mrs. Barclay. " Nanc” was certainly a classmate well worth having, and in looking toward the future, she has our sincerest wishes for the best of luck. 22 GEORGE RAYMOND FISETTE " He started to think as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done, and he did it.” Activities have always been a prominent part of nearly every student’s program, and George was no exception. In addition to being an important member of our " Netop” and yearbook staffs, he ushered at our Sophomore Social and found plenty of time for playing on both the freshman and varsity tennis teams. Because of his dramatic ability, George was chosen an alternate Prize Speaker, and portrayed Mr. Wadsworth, the principal, in our Christmas production, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol.” His interest in science was not to be overlooked. Yes, George was an all-around classmate, never ceasing to lend a helping hand in making our under¬ takings successful. RONALD JOSEPH GIGNAC " Jigger” " In his laugh we find a friend so honest and so true.” Intrepid and determined, he looked quietly and with open mind always forward. " Jigger” proved his point by excelling as an athlete. A four year man in football, basketball and baseball, " Jigger” struck home with his versatility and eager cooperation on gridiron, gymnasium floor, and baseball diamond. This without fail led to membership in the " T” Club. He ushered at the Junior Prom, and was a member of the History and Glee Clubs. Above all he was able to build a quality product from which we, his friends, could all benefit, a strong character that makes the man who always faces forward. DOROTHY MURIEL GMYREK " Dottie” " But always time for giggling and ever ready to smile.” A pleasing personality added to an enthusiastic spirit, the result — Dottie. One of the vivacious cheerleaders, she managed to be an efficient secretary to Miss Teed. A member of the cast of " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol,” she portrayed the good-natured, likeable character of " Jane.” Junior year found " Dottie” decorating for our Prom and ushering at Gradua¬ tion. She contributed her domestic ideas to the Home Economics Club, and her wise judgment to the senior class nomination committee. The class of ’59 is proud to claim Dottie as a member. EDWARD LOUIS GRANT, JR. " Eddie” " All things come round to him, who will but wait.” A quiet boy is " Eddie,” but only to those who do not know him well. Although he has not entered into as many activities as we know he would have liked to, he still found time to play on the freshman football team. In addition, he was an active member of the History Club. " Eddie” helped in his own way to make the class of ’59 a success. 23 BARBARA GRAVES " Barb” " Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. " " Barb’s” reserved manner was her outstanding trait. Her academic efforts were rewarded by membership in the Pro Merito Society. She was an indispensible part of the " Netop” and year¬ book staffs. Musically inclined, she lent her talents to our band, orchestra and Glee Club. " Barb” displayed balance, skill, and co-ordination in her tumbling acts. Listed among the members of the History Club, " Barb” also managed to usher at the Freshman Hop. For her outstanding abilities, and her dignified manner, we respected " Barb”! BARBARA ANN GREENE " Barb” " It is better to have one friend of great value than many friends. " As a member of the basketball team, Barb displayed her athletic talents in this capacity for three years. She proved her dramatic prowess by her splendid portrayal of the overly worried " Marge” in our Christmas production. She was also a member of the History, Community Service and Home Economics Clubs, and served as president of the Camera Club her senior year. For two years Barb served as a capable bank day cashier and in her junior year she was an usher at our Junior Prom. Barb, we can never forget your terrific personality, but please don’t ever cut an inch of that beautiful hair. LAWRENCE NOEL GRIMARD " Greek” " Let each man have the wit to go his own way.” " Greek” was seen taking part in many activities at the Turners Falls High School. He was business manager of our Junior Prize Speaking, treasurer of our History Club in his senior year, and one of the winners in the magazine drive. He played basketball and football for three years and was a member of the track team for two. He was a member of the " T,” French, and Art Clubs, and also was on the nominating committee for our class officers. " Greek’s” interests and accomplishments were ' many, and it was this versatility that won him innumerable friends. MARVIN RICHARD HAIGIS " Dick” " It is not what he has nor what he does , which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.” A well-liked person, and an outstanding athlete, Dick called the signals on our varsity grid¬ iron, displayed versatility on the baseball diamond for a season, gave a swift performance on the track, and displayed his leadership qualities as captain of the maneuvers on the basketball floor. The " T” Club climaxed his all-around athletic ability. He added his fine tenor voice to the Boys’ Glee Club for three years. He was a member of the Art Club, and was appointed chairman of the clean-up committee for our Junior Prom. Dick’s personality, ambition, and character, when introduced to the world, will bring success in all his endeavors. 24 JAMES DANIEL HARTNETT " Jim” " The only way to have a friend is to he one. " In spite of his outside responsibilities, Jim contributed much to our class. For three years, he lent his voice to the Boys’ Glee Club. Jim ' s musical interests and abilities made him a compe¬ tent worker on the music committee for our Junior Prom. How Jim loved life, and how life loved him! ERNEST MALCOLM HASTINGS " Bub ' ’ " The greatest admiration gives rise not to words, but to silence.” Ernest spent his spare time working, and therefore, had no time to participate in our school activities. However, the spark he added to our class was appreciated by all. WILLIAM LUTHER HASTINGS " Bill” " For he is merry, happy, and gay, and we’re glad he wandered our way.” Bill, a shy boy around the school, has certainly been a credit to the class. He played football his freshman year and was in the History and Art Clubs. Bill was kept conscientiously working outside of school, and therefore was not able to participate in many extracurricular activities. PAUL ORSON JANOS " Nothing is more becoming in a great man than courtesy and forbearance.” Paul was a quiet member of our class whose chief interest was his main job — school work. Although limited in extracurricular activities because of a part-time job, he nevertheless found time to blend his voice with the Glee Club for two years. He was an active member of the History Club and also managed to put in two years on our prized tennis team. We will never forget him and his eagerness to respond in the classroom. 25 JOHN HOWARD KILGOUR " Rin” " Wit and wisdom are born with a man.” Jovial " Rin” was connected with almost all of our school activities. As number " 58” on the gridiron for four years, he was an integral part of the team. He also contributed his athletic abilities to the track team and the " T” Club. In the dramatics department, his hilarious interpre¬ tation of " And Then I Fainted” in Junior Prize Speaking, and his splendid portrayal of the fuming " Colonel Purdy” in " Teahouse of the August Moon” were acclaimed by all. Turning to the musical side, " Rin” was spotlighted as the male vocalist of the " Swingsters” for two years, and for one year his clear, bass voice was blended with the Boys’ Glee Club. Last but not least, he was an enthusiastic member of the Camera, French, History, and Art Clubs. " Rin,” was always ready with a jest, and is proudly claimed by the class of ’59- GAIL EDITH KOVALSICK " Gay” " Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.” " Gay” was one of our most sincere and studious classmates. She contributed greatly to all the organizations of which she was a member. The Camera, History, Art, Community Service, and Glee Clubs will back up this statement. She was a very active member in the musical realm at Turners Falls High School, adding her talents to the band for four years, the orchestra for three, and to the " Swingsters,” of which she was also vocalist. Her performance at Prize Speaking thrilled all. She was also a prominent member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. A credit to our class — a credit to all she knew. VIRGINIA ANN KROL " Ginger” " A sweet girl who is always cheerful and energetic.” To begin a happy career in high school, " Ginger” played in the band her freshman year. She was a member of the Home Economics and History Clubs. At the Junior Prom, " Ginger” was one of our gracious ushers. Her talent for the business world was well demonstrated by her position as bank day cashier and as secretary to Miss Crean. " Ginger” will always be remembered as a true classmate and friend. EDWARD GEORGE KUCZEWSKI " Eddie” " Great thoughts, great feelings come to him, like instincts, unaware.” No small paragraph can easily summarize the vitality and leadership that is so much a part of Eddie. As a senior he held the distinguished position of Editor-in-Chief of our " Netop” and yearbook. Eddie portrayed, and very well indeed, " Sakini” in " Teahouse of the August Moon.” He still found time to justify his position as president of the Art Club. Besides doing outstanding work in the History Club, Eddie narrated for our half-time band shows. All this, and he still was able to attain the honor of Pro Merito. As a junior he captured second prize in the Junior Prize Speaking Contest with his memorable " The Perfect Forty-two.” To round out his third year he was co-chairman of decorations for our colorful Junior Prom. Eddie’s faithful presence has been an inspiration to all, and we can sincerely say that our class will never forget the guiding hand he has lent in making our class a more ■closely working group. 26 BONNIE LAMOUREAUX " Gracious, willing and kind is Bonnie with another thinking mind.” One of our peppy varsity cheerleaders, Bonnie’s middle name should have been energy. In her senior year she was elected president of the Girls’ Glee Club, served as a competent member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and portrayed Cornelia Otis Skinner in the play " Opening Night.” As a junior Bonnie was an alternate prize speaker and was selected as the alternate for Girls’ State. She belonged to the French, History, Community Service, and Art Clubs and still found time to be numbered in the Pro Merito Society. In addition, she was in the orchestra for four years, and also a capable librarian for two years. Bonnie was chairman of the reception committee and also served as an usher for our Junior Prom. Bonnie, your many achievements and friendly manner have made you a classmate that we are proud to have and to know. JOHN WILLIAM LAPINSKI " Loupin” " Our thoughts and our conduct are our own.” " Loupin” was one boy who followed the statement, " Work over pleasure.” Despite his afternoon commitments he still managed to be on our football team. He also proved his athletic ability by high jumping with the track team for two years. RAYMOND FRANCIS LAWLOR " Ray” " Education for fuller living.” Versatility is the characteristic of Ray. In the athletic field he played football, basketball, and belonged to the track team. To show his speaking and acting ability, Ray was chosen an alternate in Junior Prize Speaking and portrayed Alden Blodgett in the Columbus Day Play, " Opening Night.” Ray was also one of the class artists — what would we have done without his talents on the decorating committees of the Sophomore Social and Junior Prom? During his four years as a member of the Art Club, Ray was both treasurer and vice president. The French and History Clubs also boasted him as a member. Despite all these activities, Ray found the time to work in the afternoons, but still achieved the high rating of Pro Merito. GEORGE THOMAS LeBLANC " Jeorge” " His ways are winning and full of wit.” Our class comedian, " Jeorge,” was almost always seen with a smile on his face and a little twinkle in his eyes. Those fumes drifting out of the " lab” were often a result of " Jeorge’s” scientific efforts. The humor you gave us will certainly be treasured by all in the class of ’59. 27 DAVID LAWRENCE LEVEILLE " With never a frown always a smile, to know this fellow is well worth while.” It was unfailing high spirits that placed Dave among the highest in our class. The enthusiasm and quiet determination with which he undertook every task made him a valuable member of our basketball team for two years, track team for one year, and football manager for two years. However, it was a disarming smile and the thoroughly honest desire to make friends that con¬ tributed to the versatile student of many interests that was Dave Leveille, a member of the Boys’ Glee Club and History Club. This was our own inimitable Dave, every inch of his smile, every spark in his personality. ELLEN LOUETTA LIVELY " l say little, but when time shall serve, then I shall smile.” During Ellen’s freshman year, she was a member of the Art Club and the Home Economics Club. Although Ellen’s extracurricular activities were not numerous, her integrity and spirit earned for her a fitting place in our class. DAVID LOVELAND " Dave” " His good sportsmanship and tenacity of purpose made him respected by all.” Baseball-minded " Dave” was an active member of the team for three years, and played tennis his freshman year. Dave was a member of the History Club his junior year, and nominating committee for Class officers his senior year. In addition, he ushered at both the Sophomore Social and Junior Prom. Dave’s keen sense of humor and agreeable personality were certainly out¬ standing. ROBERT JOSEPH MARTIN " Farmer” " Happy am I, from care I’m free, why aren’t they all contented like me? " Bobby was a student who, while holding down a job, managed to remain active in a number of activities and excel in each. Athletics being the main interest of his high school life, he par¬ ticipated in football and track for four years as well as basketball and baseball for three years each. " Farmer’’ proved to be an outstanding player and fierce competitor. We, the class of ’59 salute you! 28 MARGARET MARY MCLAUGHLIN " Margie” " Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. " Margie was a twirler, as well as a busy member of the History Club and the Glee Club for two years. In addition, she was a member of the Art Club, the Community Service Club and the Home Economics Club in her freshman year. She ushered at the Junior Prom and at the Sopho¬ more Social. Margie also found time to be secretary to Mrs. Martin. We will never forget you, Margie, and your constant cheerfulness. NOREEN ADAIR McLELLAN " Mac” " When ill befalls, a friend’s kind eye bears comfort. " Outside responsibilities kept " Mac” from entering into many school activities, but she did find time to be of help by joining the Community Service Club and the Home Economics Club, which enabled her to work behind the concession booth at the football games. She was also found displaying her " tasty” talent when she served on the refreshment committee for the Junior Prom. EDITH ELIZABETH MERRIOTT " Beth” " Manners are the happy ways of doing things.” " Beth,” the short redhead, who frequented our halls, was an active member of the band during her last two years of school. She also wrote out invitations to aid our guidance counselor during preparation for the Junior Prom. During her senior year she acted as one of our able ushers at the Freshman Hop. " Beth’s” fine pride in the achievements of her class was a trait we all admired. RICHARD CECIL MERRIOTT " Dick” " To him who bears a cheerful heart, there’s music everywhere.” Dick, a friendly and sociable member of our class, participated in many activities. He was in the band for four years and " Swingsters” and orchestra three. Dick was student director of the band his senior year. He belonged to the ski team for two years, ushered at the Freshman Hop and was a member of the History and Camera Clubs. Thanks to Dick our musical organizations were spirited with a lively, cheerful boy. 29 i JUDITH ROSEMOND MILLETT " Wheezie” " She’s pretty to walk with, and witty to talk with and pleasant too, to think on.” Judy has a friendly smile and a dynamic personality. She was a member of the Girls’ Glee Club and was one of our fantastic tumblers for three years. Judy was also on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. In addition to being an usher at the Junior Prom, she won honors and hearty laughs as one of the inimitable students in our Christmas play " Our Miss Brooks and the Christ¬ mas Carol” and was an active member of the History and Community Service Clubs. We will always remember Judy’s wonderful personality and friendly smile. ROBERT HAROLD MINER " Bob” " Speech is great but silence is greater. " If Bob were not heard much, he certainly made up for it by his active participation in many aspects of high school life. He displayed his athletic capabilities as one of our gridiron warriors, and the superb job he did entitled him to membership in the " T” Club. Interested in music. Bob, for three years blended his tenor voice with other eager participants in the Boys’ Glee Club. To round out his schedule, he was an able usher for our unforgettable Junior Prom. Because of his support of our class activities, we are proud to claim Bob as a member of the class of ’59. DAVID ALAN MOYLAN " Mahat” " He is a friend who will always be sincere, and whose heart is ever true and kind.” Being athletically-minded, " Mahat” played an important role in our sports program. He played basketball for four years, track for two, and was a member of the football and baseball teams. He was a member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs and was a member of the Art and History Clubs. JOAN HELENE NICEWICZ " Joni” " The smile that is worth the praise of the earth. " Joni, a well-liked, sociable girl, showed her interests in many activities. She was a dependable member of the news staff of the " Netop” and yearbook, and belonged to the Community Service, Art, and Camera Clubs. She also lent her abilities to the band for four years, orchestra for three years, and " Swingsters” for three years. In her senior year, she was secretary to Miss Argy. Socially, Joni was an usher at the Freshman Hop. Her friendly personality will long be remembered by all. 30 FREDERICK LOUIS OATES " Freddy” " Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” Everywhere we looked we saw Freddy lending moral support to the extracurricular activities of our class, most especially to athletics. As a member of our warriors of the gridiron for three years, he proved that his talents along that line were invaluable to our squad, and when, in his senior year he was injured, our team lost a fine spirited athlete plus. However, even though he couldn’t play, he became an avid fan and could be found on any fall Saturday afternoon yelling encouragement to our boys. Freddy, popular because of his wit and his friendliness, will always be held in the highest esteem by the class of ’59. DANIEL KEVIN O’SHEA " Danny” " No man is free, who is not master of himself.” A good-natured grin and a willing " ye s” have been the key to Danny’s success and to the success of many projects of his class. He was on the senior class nominating committee, ushered at the Sophomore Social, and decorated for the Freshman Hop. Along with numerous class activi¬ ties, Danny found time to participate in the History and Glee Clubs. His many talents and will¬ ingness to contribute have given Danny his place in our class. BERNARD PAULIN " Bernie” " He is always laughing, for he has an infinite deal of wit.” A very popular member of our class, " Bernie” found time for many extracurricular activities; football, basketball and baseball being among these. Bernie also lent his voice to the Glee Club during his sophomore year. He served as vice-president of the French Club during his junior year. Junior Prom time was a busy time for " Bernie,” as he ushered and decorated for our big dance. Always with a big " hello” and a ready smile, he was surely an attribute to the class of ’59- FRANCIS GERALD PAULIN " Franny” " People are more easily led than driven, he shall rule them with a rod of iron.” Listed among the members of our Boys’ Glee Club was " Franny.” He manifested his varied talents by playing superbly the part of Sergeant Gregovich in " Teahouse of the August Moon,” and in addition found time to usher at our Junior Prom. 31 LORETTA MARY PFERSICH " A great overflow of kindness.” In Loretta we found a most conscientious and capable student. She was a member of the editorial staff of the " Netop” and yearbook, and belonged to the Pro Merito, French, History, and Glee Clubs. She was also an usher for Junior Prize Speaking and on the refreshment committee for the Sophomore Social. Always cheerful, busy, and ready to lend a helping hand, we know you’ll be a success in anything you attempt to do, Loretta. SANDRA LEE PINE " Sandy” " She has an attractive personality which you appreciate more as the time goes on.” Varsity cheerleader for two years and J. V. cheerleader for one year, Sandy lent her voice to rallies and games. She was in the Home Economics Club during her freshman year, ushered at the Christmas Concert during her sophomore year, and ushered for Junior Prize Speaking. Sandy was a member of the Art and History Clubs in her senior year, and in addition to being a bank day cashier, she was also secretary to Mr. Caouette. She aided in the library for two years. Sandy was a very busy member of our class. JOYCE ANN POLLARD " Quiet, conscientious, obliging and sweet, as for these things she can’t be beat.” Joyce was very active in musical activities during her high school years, as she was a member of the band and orchestra for four years. She was an enthusiastic member of the Camera and History Clubs, and contributed many hours of work in the Community Service Club. Though tiny in size, Joyce was a vital part of our class. BETTE LOUISE PRUE " Bet” " For she was just the quiet kind whose natures never vary.” " Bet,” with her friendly smile and bobbing pony tail could be seen entering the art room many times to say " hi!” She was an important member of both the Art Club and the History Club. In addition, she took part in the Stamp Club. During her freshman year, she joined the Home Economics Club. " Bet,” true and sweet was a decided asset to the class of ’59- 32 JOHN ROBERT RANGE " A noble character is a combination of elements. " John’s interests are many. He was a member of the Pro Merito Society and was also an excellent athlete, having been an end on the football team, a member of the track team and " T” Club for four years. As one of our prize speakers, he was outstanding. John was a Junior Prom usher and an active member of the History and Art Clubs. We will always think of John as a sincere, straightforward person. LORRAINE JOYCE RANGE " Her ready wit and cheery manner proclaimed to all she’s a friend worth while.” Two bright brown eyes, one unbridled spirit, and an untold wealth of spontaneous com¬ bustion in a blue and white checked cheering outfit added up to Lorraine. However, when there was work to be done, she proved she had metal to match the task no matter how demanding. All of this added up to a well deserved membership in the Pro Merito Society. The spark that often made the hours of " Netop” and yearbook work brighter, she also proved herself an asset to the French, Art, and History Clubs. Lorraine lent her charm and easy manner to Class Day and Graduation as an usher; also she proved a delightful combination of a practical business woman and capable artist as bank day cashier and member of the decorating committee for the Junior Prom. The sum total you ask? One energetic, spirited Lorraine, we answer. JUDITH ANN RASTALLIS " Judy” " So of cheerfulness or of good temper: the more is spent, the more it remains. " In her senior year, Judy contributed much merriment to the many " Netop” and yearbook work sessions. Judy’s dramatic ability was revealed in the humorous role of " Hazel” in our Columbus Day Play, and her musical talent made her, for four years, one of the snappiest drummers in the band. But all this didn’t stop Judy from adding Girls’ Glee Club and basketball to her busy schedule. She belonged to the History, French, and Art Clubs and the tumbling team for one year. Judy was also on the refeshment committee for our Sophomore Social and ushered at our Junior Prom. HENRY REIL " Hen” " Healthy, free, the world before me, the brown path before me leading wherever 1 chose.” Henry was one of the quieter members of our class. Outside commitments prevented him from participating in extracurricular activities. Henry was truly a friendly and sincere individual. 33 JAMES F. RICHOTTE " Jim” " The thing that goes farthest toward making life worth while, that costs the least- and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.” Our athletically-minded Jim played football in his first, second, and third years of high school. As an outlet for his excess energy, he was a member of the track team for four years. He played basketball during his freshman and senior years. Jim’s quiet but firm nature will be an asset to him in the future. LORRAINE THELMA ROBERT " Butch” " A constant friend is rare and hard to find.” " Butch” played in the band for four years and belonged to the Girls’ Glee Club of which she was elected librarian her senior year. One of our competent office girls, " Butch” also belonged to the Art and History Clubs. Basketball and tumbling were among her many interests. Turning to social life, we found this versatile girl ushering at our Sophomore Social and Junior Prom. The class of ’59 would not have been complete without " Butch.” DIANNE ELIZABETH ROSS " Di” " With her modest demeanor ’twas a pleasure to k now.” Dianne, a vivacious, friendly person was a Pro Merito and a member of the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. Four years of band and two of Glee Club are evidence of " Di’s” musical tastes. She was also an active member of the History Club and an usher for Junior Prize Speaking. When it came to doing her share for the dances, Dianne showed she was willing by being chairman of the refreshments at the Sophomore Social. LOUIS RUDINSKI " Ruding” " Once in a thousand years a perfect character appears.” Big things come in small packages, and that was proved by " Ruding.” He was a true member of the baseball and basketball teams. Louie put the rest of his efforts into being a member of the History Club. To Louie we give our wish for the best of luck in all the years ahead. 34 RICHARD HARRY RUGG " Ruggie” " A young man who blushes is better than one who turns pale.” " Ruggie” worked outside of school, and therefore, he was unable to participate in many activities. However, he did play freshman football and collected tickets at our Junior Prom. His cheery smile and gay laughter will be remembered all through the years. SANDRA ALICE RUGG " Sandie” " You face life as it is and as it changes.” " Sandie,” one of the industrious office girls, could be seen dashing from room to room with important notices, such as: " No talking in the halls.” She was a member of the Girls’ Glee Club, the History, Art and Camera Clubs. Sandie’s lasting ingenuity made her a fine member of the class of ’59. ANN KATHLEEN RUSSELL " Sincerity and truth is the basis of every virtue. " Ann, a very sociable girl, portrayed dramatic ability in " Teahouse of the August Moon.” She was also a member of the Pro Merito Society, History, Art, and French Clubs. For three years her voice blended with those of the Girls’ Glee Club. Her work on the editorial staff of the " Netop” and yearbook proved to be valuable. Ann served on the refreshment committee for the Sophomore Social, nominating committee for junior class officers, decorating committee for our Junior Prom, as an usher for Class Day and Graduation, and on the refreshment committee for the Freshman Hop. Ann, a scholar and friend, - was certainly an asset to the class of ’59. CHRISTINA MARY SCHAB " Chrissie” " Let us be resolute in prosecuting our ends, and mild in our methods of so doing.” Vivacious, exuberant, and right in the midst of things, was our " Chrissie.” The splendid school spirit she manifested while on the J.V. cheerleading squad won her a place on the varsity squad her junior and senior years. Her abilities extended into the dramatic department, and she portrayed to perfection " Gloria,” a long-lost friend of Cornelia Otis Skinner, in our first one act play, " Opening Night. " As one of the hard-working typists on our " Netop” and yearbook staffs, she helped make both a success. " Chrissie” displayed her commercial talents by being secretary to both Mr. Brigham and Mr. Liberies. She was also a bank day cashier. An enthusiastic club mem¬ ber, the Glee, Community Service, History, and Art Clubs proudly claimed her membership. Basketball and tumbling revealed her interest in athletics, and to round out a large schedule, she ushered at the Sophomore Social, Class Day and Graduation. 35 " Jack” JOHN LEO SCHLEIS " To be happy ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others.” Strive to succeed. Jack did just that, and a quiet strength paved the path to his goal. The road was long and difficult, but he drew strength from his accomplishments. An able member of the tennis team for four years, and an active participant in the Art and History Clubs, he continued on with new energy. What was at the end of this road that spanned his high school years? The goal was a fusion of the electricity of youth and the wisdom of maturity. Proof that he has reached his goal is to be found in every thoughtful word and considerate act that is the Jack we know. A Jack who strove and succeeded, and fortunate are we, his friends, that he did. JOHN ERIC SCHUHLE " Ricky” " Gentleman and scholar.” A quality of spirit as broad as any horizon was mirrored in a shy, yet friendly grin that made long hours of work with Eric on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs unlimited joy. The executive ability of our president of the Pro Merito Society made him a business manager of capability plus. His dramatic ability, of a professional polish and unique audience appeal, won for him first prize in the Junior Prize Speaking Contest for his intense dramatization of " The Killers or Rogues’ Gallery,” and as Captain Fisby in the Armistice Day presentation " Teahouse of the August Moon,” he received praise for a hilarious gem of characterization. All of the fine points of sportsmanship were exhibited on the tennis, ski, and basketball teams and afforded him membership in the " T” Club. However, his unflagging enthusiasm made him a cornerstone of school activities with his participation in the History, French, and Boys’ Glee Clubs. An usher for the Junior Prom as well as a member of the decoration committees for that and the " Varieties of ’58” were proof of his artistic ability and the whole was a valuable asset to his high school class during those wonderful active years and to his friends for a long time to come. JUDITH MAY SHEDD " Judy” " Think wrongly if you please but in all cases think for yourself.” Judy graciously participated in Glee and Art Clubs and served as library aid for three years. In addition to these activities she belonged to the Home Economics Club, ushered at our Sopho¬ more Social, and served on the decorating committee for the Junior Prom. The efficient secretary to Mr. Russell, the industrious member of " Netop” and yearbook staffs, Judy, will always be most amiably remembered by all. THOMAS GALE SIMONS " Tommie” " To understand everyone makes him what he is.” The friendly smile and gentle manner of this boy made him a credit to the class, and a delight to know. Tommie served as vice-president during his sophomore year. His athletic ability was well displayed by his four year membership on the basketball and tennis teams, and in the T’ club. His contribution to the " Netop” and yearbook will long be remembered. Tommie’s intelligence enabled him to become a member of the Pro Merito Society. His keen interest in debating was satisfied by his participation in the History Club. His tactful business manner won for him much commendation for his service on the ticket committee for the Junior Prom. Friend¬ ship is his greatest attribute and for this the class of ' 59 will be forever in his debt. 36 RAYMOND SMITH " Turtle” " I am myself, my own commander.” Contrary to what his nickname implies, " Turtle” was always ready and raring to go. In the fall, playing football, in winter, concentrating over a chess board, and in the spring dashing about the tennis court, his efforts were rewarded by membership in the " T” Club. On the artistic side, he served on the Prom decorating committee and was a member of the Art Club. His schedule also included the Glee Club and History Club. The class of ’59 will always remember " Turtle” for his friendliness and willingness to help out! MARGUERITE MARIE SOCQUET " Maggie” " What is true, simple, and sincere, is most congenial to her nature. " This busy miss carried a very heavy schedule. Her time was divided among several extra¬ curricular activities, among them the Girls’ Glee Club plus " Netop” and yearbook staffs. As a member of the French, Community Service, Art, and Camera Clubs, Marguerite participated actively and did each job well. She served on the refreshment committee for the Sophomore Social and Freshman Hop and in addition was an usher for Junior Prize Speaking. During her high school years Marguerite was an office girl and in her senior year was secretary to Miss Porter. Marguerite, you certainly lived up to the saying, " the best way to have a friend is to be one.” ROSE MARIE SOJKA " Penny” ' ' Elegant as simplicity, warm as ecstacy.” With a pert smile and a snappy strut, Penny led our band during her senior year and lent a whisp of wit and sophistication to the character of Buzzy Patterson in our first one act play of the season, " Opening Night.” Penny also contributed many hours to " Netop” and yearbook. An active club member, she participated in the activities of the History, Community Service, and Glee Clubs. Tumbling through two years, earned her a " T.” To add gaiety and color she ushered at our Junior Prom and was on the decorating committee for the Sophomore Social. To this charming girl our sincere good wishes for a future deserving of her. MARY ANN SOKOLOSKI " Soko” " A great heart is better than all the heads in the world.” Mary Ann was a quiet person who yet found time for many activities. She was a tumbler during her junior and senior years, as well as being a member of the Art Club. Mary Ann ushered at Class Day and Graduation for the class of 1958. Moreover she claimed membership in the Home Economics Club, served as a bank day cashier, and as secretary to Miss O’Brien. Mary Ann’s amiable smile and pleasant personality will long be remembered. 37 " Sonny” HENRY WALLACE ST. GERMAIN " A modest man never talks of himself.” A quiet member of our class, " Sonny” was not able to participate in many school activities, but was, nevertheless, a fine supporter of our spirit and our code. ROBERT ULRICH SULDA " Bob” " The plainest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.” Bob, with his cheery smile, will long be remembered as the boy who was willing to help everyone. He was on the editorial staffs of the " Netop” and yearbook. His ability along thespian lines afforded a memorable characterization as one of Miss Brook’s beguiling brood in the Christmas play, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol.” Bob was also a member of the Pro Merito Society. In his junior year, he was a bank day cashier and a member of the Art Club. He was on the decorating committee for the Junior Prom, and made quite a name for himself because of his splendid spirit. CAROL ANN TUVEK " Tiger” " Never without a smile always doing something worth while.” " Tiger” was an active member of our class. Her ever present enthusiasm was shown by the wide variety of activities in which she participated. She was the other half of a duet in the " Swingsters” and her voice lent itself admirably to her part as chairman for our Christmas production, " Our Miss Brooks and the Christmas Carol;” she was also in the band and Glee Clubs. In the gym, " Tiger” could be seen bouncing around as a tumbler, and contributing h°r bit in Girls’ Basketball. The Art and Community Service Clubs also saw " Tiger;” she had her part as usher at our very satisfactory Junior Prom. We salute you, " Tiger,” as a true and gracious friend of the class of ’59. NORINE ELIZABETH URGIEL " Nor” " I am always content with that which happens for I think that what God chooses is best.” The whisp of pixie that made her gentle laugh a cure-all and endeared her to us through her many hours of tireless activity for " Netop” and yearbook were just a few of the many charms of Norine. However, her delightful pastime of making friends originated in her first years of high school when she became one of our favorite office girls and a very talented member of the band and orchestra. This was proved without a doubt when she was chosen a member of All- State Orchestra for two years in succession. Time and again we were made aware of her versatility. There was the Home Economics Club and a twenty-five dollar award for her efforts, and as class treasurer in her sophomore year, library aid, and usher for the Junior Prom, she made us proud that she was a member of our class. Accomplishments speak louder than words, and yet Norine proved that words themselves were a source of accomplishment when her dramatic ability was put to the test in the Junior Prize Speaking Contest, and her selection, " Song of Bernadette,” won acclaim as a remarkable character study. This training made her a perfect choice as chairman of the Columbus Day play, " Opening Night.” A member of the Camera, Community Service Clubs, and chairman of the Freshman Hop rounded out her long list of accomplishments. How¬ ever, the scholar shone through and enabled her to gain a coveted position in Pro Merito. Never¬ theless, there is no doubt in our minds that though she now faces the future, she will never lose sight of the valuable lessons learned in her high school years. " Verrier” EILEEN JUNE VERRIER " Verrier” " A cheerful temper, joined with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good natured.” Eileen was one of our snappy cheerleaders for three years and during her senior year she was chosen co-captain. Playing basketball for three years revealed to us that she really enjoyed sports. She was selected alternate Prize Speaker and treasurer of the French Club, and participated in the American Legion Oratorical Contest in her junior year. In her senior year she was chosen president of the French Club and portrayed " Patsy” in the Columbus Day play. She served on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and in addition she was a member of the Pro Merito Society. Also an active member of the Art, Camera, and History Clubs, " Verrier” managed to find time to be on the decorating committee and to usher for the Junior Prom. Although quite busy, she always found time for friendship. LINDA LEE VERRIER " Truth and goodness and beauty are but different faces of the same all.” Linda apportioned her time throughout high school among extracurricular activities. She was a member of the Glee Club during her junior year and participated in the History Club during her senior year. Dur ing her senior year, she served on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs, and also ushered at our Junior Prom. Linda has certainly been a wonderful friend and an even more wonderful classmate. PHILIP STANLEY VERRIER " An honest man is a citizen of the world.” Philip’s primary interest after school hours was music. He was a member of the band, orchestra, " Swingsters” and Glee Club for three years, and during his senior year was co-student director of the band. Phil was a very able assistant business manager of the " Netop” and year¬ book. He belonged to the French, History and Art Clubs, was on the Ski Team and a member of the " T” Club. He also ushered at the Freshman Hop and Junior Prom. With all these other activities Philip still maintained a Pro Merito record. RAYMOND ANDRE VERRIER " Ray” " Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.” Ray, the quiet, but friendly boy, was one of our academic leaders. Besides being a member of the Pro Merito Society, he played three years of excellent tennis, along with being the able president of the Chess Club. He also displayed his writing ability on the " Netop” and yearbook staffs. Ray participated in the senior production of " Teahouse of the August Moon.” His business interests were manifested by his acting as a bank day cashier and ticket collector at Junior Prize Speaking. Ray also decorated for the Freshman Hop to start off his senior year and with his superb personality and friendly smile, finished the year with big achievements. 39 THOMAS VERRIER " Skipper” " Only so much do 1 know, as I have lived.’’ Tom’s extracurricular activities varied a great deal; his interests were well rounded. " Skipper” belonged to the History Club and French Club, and he ushered at our Junior Prom. Now to look at a different view; we see that Tom was an athlete also. He played football and tennis for one year and because of this, his efforts were rewarded by his becoming a member of the " T” Club. MARCIA WADSWORTH " Waddy” " A woman’s strength is most intent when robed in gentleness.” In Marcia, we found a willing worker and an able " Netop” and yearbook editor. She sang with the Girls’ Glee Club for three years, and was chosen secretary her senior year. As " Janice Upham’’ in our first one-act play, " Opening Night, " " Waddy,” turned in a sterling performance. The History, French, and Camera Clubs boasted this busy office girl as a member. Ushering for the Sophomore Social and Junior Prize Speaking completed her schedule. A truly busy girl! EDWARD FRANCIS WONDOLOSKI " Wondy” " He is a quiet boy, yet one of the most capable we know.” " Wondy” was one of the more sports-minded members of our class. Although he did not participate in too many outside activities, he was one of our shortstops on the baseball team for four years and he was on the basketball team for four years. In his senior year he participated in the Camera and History Clubs. We are sure " Wondy” will be as he is now — one of the highly respected. DONALD YUKL " Be silent and safe, silence never betrays you.” Donald, one of the school’s quieter members, added his part to our class by participating in several activities. Besides playing in the band, he was a member of the Chess and History Clubs. At the Freshman Hop Donald displayed another side of his personality as an usher. We certainly wish him the best of luck in the future. 40 " Zew” CAROL JEAN ZEWINSKI " Zew” " She aims not to be wondrous wise only to be jolly in all folks’ eyes.” A hard-working " Netopper” and yearbook typist, our Carol with well chosen words and small gestures deep rooted with courtesy and sparkling amiability was as important a part of our school years in a very special way as any other person, incident, or lesson we hold dear. Her quiet, personable manner was the plus that made her a popular club member of the Community Service, Camera, History, and Art Clubs. With her ushering duties at the Sophomore Social, Class Day, and Graduation and as bank day cashier for two years, she gained a poise and assurance that were strengthened by four years on the girls’ basketball team and meant a student and friend to be respected, and when she graduated and held the diploma, there was not one among us who could deny that she held in that hand far more and in her heart still more than that! SUSAN ANN ZMUDA " Sue” " Do as you would be done by is the surest method that I know of for pleasing,.” Sue was quite a busy girl during her four years at the Turners Falls High School. She showed her ability in art as an art editor for " Netop” and yearbook and as co-chairman of decor¬ ations for our never-to-be-forgotten Junior Prom and Sophomore Social. Sue was an alternate for Junior Prize Speaking and enlarged on her flair for dramatics by a capital performance as the maternal maid in our Columbus Day production, " Opening Night.” Sue was an active member of the Glee, Art and Community Service Clubs, and she became a valuable member of the orchestra. She was a bank day cashier and secretary to Mr. Shebell. All these activities did not bar Sue from holding a Pro Merito rating. C. Deprete L. Verrier D. Leveille J. Rastallis E. Hastings B. Chase M. Haigis R. Dunn M. Wadsworth F. Oates B. Paulin G. Fisette J. Shedd J. Pollard A. Adie D. Ross G. LeBlanc N. Urgiel J. Range M. Puhala J. Schleis K. Cassidy E. Cocking N. Field D. Chagnon R. Bordeaux L. Bordeaux J. Baker N. McLellan J. Hartnett F. Paulin J. Brazeau R. Miner C. Schab R. Sojka T. Verrier F. Charest E. Wondoloski L. Doton R. Smith R. Sulda R. Verrier P. Janos P. Verrier R. Burke 1 111 1 11 H IIUIIIIIIIIII I IIII I TIIXIHII mm niiinniiiiDin . . . i i iu i r r m ni ii ii i mi nwniinn i n i THE VERY HUMAN COMEDY A long to be remembered play in four acts. Scene: Our hallowed halls at T.F.H.S. Time: The morning of an all important day in September of 1955. ACT I Scene 1: (As the curtain rises a hazy fall mist shrouds the school as two crouched figures come into view, and without difficulty one sees that they are bewildered freshmen by the squeak of their tight, new shoes and the rosy red of their necks from too much starch in their collars. They, Punch and Judy by name, stare in wide-eyed wonder at the sight before them.) PUNCH: (with an uneasy gulp) Well, is this it? JUDY: (with equal awe) Dunno! PUNCH: Well, it looks like a school, doesn’t it? 46 JUDY: (who stands transfixed, then faces him a changed girl) Oh, definitely, without a doubt. PUNCH: (staring in disbelief) But, you talk differently. You’re talking English. What happened? JUDY: (with sophisticated air) Child, the spirit of knowledge has descended upon me and covered me like a cloak, (last words accompanied by a sweeping dramatic gesture.) PUNCH: (in wide-eyed wonder) Ya don’t say! Does it itch? I never had a cloak, but some relatives gave me a picky woolen blanket one Christmas. JUDY: (bound to make the most of her new found knowledge) It’s here in our midst, but can’t you hear it? Can’t you feel it? PUNCH: (becoming skeptical) I don’t feel nothing, and all I hear is a fly buzzing. JUDY: Oh, you have no imagination, no foresight. PUNCH: (more confused than ever) Huh! Do they itch too? JUDY: ( exasperated) You are impossible! PUNCH: (drawing himself up) I am not. I’m just ignorant. My teacher told me so. Scene 2: (And the months fly by, now it is June, and our friends, Punch and Judy, watch the solemn file of seniors at Final Assembly.) JUDY: (with a dramatic air) Isn’t it grand? PUNCH: It looks like a funeral to me. JUDY: (with great importance) It’s sentiment and memories, but we had some grand memories, too. PUNCH: Sentiment, sentiment. Is it like cement? JUDY: (smiling) Oh, never mind. Remember the fun at the Freshman Hop standing in the corner countin’ shoes? PUNCH: (also smiling) Yuh! I counted forty dozen without shoelaces. Imagine! JUDY: Yeah, imagine. Time: Another September morn in just one year. ACT II Scene 1: (The same old mist shrouds the same old edifice, but the figures don’t seem to be so crouched, and it is not in awe that they stare. For by the miracle of education Punch and Judy have been transformed into slightly sophisticated sophomores, but any¬ how the shoes still squeak.) PUNCH: (pointing to building) Well . . . it’s still here. JUDY: (in a disappointed tone) Just like death and taxes. PUNCH: (continuing sourly) And it’ll probably be here next year. JUDY: There’s no question about it. PUNCH: And the .year after that. JUDY: Without fail. 47 PUNCH: And .. . Oh, never mind and come along. Scene 2: (Once again the months fly all too quickly and P. and J. stand staring at an¬ other Final Assembly.) PUNCH: (with increased respect) Here they come . .. again. JUDY: (who has improved her vocabulary considerably) Indubitably! PUNCH: But do not forget we’re the important ones now, what with class officers and all. JUDY: (with dignity) Indubitably! PUNCH: Then there was our Sophomore Social, ’member? And that was when I found out that secret that I never even had two left feet. Not even after the measles! JUDY: Oh, indubitably! PUNCH: Why, I was never so enlightened in all my life! JUDY: Oh, indubitably, indubitably!! Time: It is a beautiful, crystal clear day in our junior year when the mist of our early years has passed and everything is bright and glowing before our two favorite products of American education. ACT III Scene 1: (The great stone edifice no longer looms above but seems a part of P. and J. Why it even stands beside them as a friend.) PUNCH: (rather slowly) Ain’t such a bad place, is it? JUDY: (who has really progressed with leaps and bounds) There’s no question about it! PUNCH: And with terrific class officers like our president, Earl Lapierre; vice-president, Stanley Dobosz; secretary, Linda Bordeaux; treasurer, Judith Mieczkowski; and historian, Mary Jane Puhala why there’s just no saying how far we can go! JUDY: What’s a histrian? PUNCH: (correctively) HistOrian! HistOrian! Remember your O’s, but you’d perhaps do better to remember our Junior Prize Speaking Contest when ten contestants were chosen for the first time in forty-three years. Then there was our first edition of the Netop, and don’t forget our grand Junior Prom, the Carnival of Venice. See what I mean by O’s. JUDY: (triumphantly) There’s nOOO question abOOOut it! PUNCH: (sourly) No, Judy, No! You don’t get the point at all. Time: The last few days before the old stone edifice that has already begun to lose reality and become a memory, or even a wonderful dream. ACT IV Scene 1: (Strangely enough the building seems cloaked in mist — to symbolize to the audience that the end is near, that a full cycle has been reached, a little world has made one complete turn.) PUNCH: Say, you know it’s getting awfully hard to see the ivy we’ve just planted with all this mist. You know if I didn’t have more faith in the joker who’s writing this I’d say he played a dirty trick and put us back in our freshman year. 48 HISTORIAN: I beg your pardon, but who’s the joker? JUDY: Is that the Histrian? PUNCH: (angrily) HistOrian! HistOrian! Don’t forget your O’s. HISTORIAN: And don’t you forget my question: who’s this joker you’re talking about? PUNCH: Now don’t get sore. And don’t stop typing until I have a chance to say what a grand year it has been with our one act plays and the crowning success of our senior play, " Around the World In Eighty Days.” JUDY: But what’s a histrian? HISTORIAN: What about it? Who’s a joker? JUDY: But what’s a histrian? PUNCH: Quiet, both of you. Have you no respect for us departing seniors? Also there was this great big yearbook of ours and . . . HISTORIAN: I am sorry to say that this little drama will have to be completed without a certain insulting little man, but then he said just about everything there is to say, except that there should be no sadness in our hearts at the close of this little play for the greatest play is yet to be written for us. It will be a play in which some will appear divinely strong and others humanly weak, but all will be very much a part of the unwritten play of life. In other words, somebody draw the curtains. JUDY: But does anyone know what a histrian is? 49 teaLers STAGE NAME HERO VILLAIN AD LIB Alan Adie Joyce Baker Elaine Berry Shirley Bogusz Jeannine Boivin Janet Bonzek Linda Bordeaux Richard Bordeaux James Brazeau Rodney Burke Naureen Casey Eileen Cassidy Kathleen Cassidy Francis Charest, Jr. Barbara Chase Donald Chagnon Robert Cislo Edward Cocking Brenda Cossett Gideon Croteau Richard Croteau Eileen Crowley Mary Ann Cuff Doug Dauphinais Carole Dejnak Ann Demers Nancy Demers Carmine Deprete Stanley Dobosz Rosemarie Dunn Barbara Dzeima Claire Emond Nancy Field George Fisette Ronald Gignac Dorothy Gmyrek Edward Grant Barbara Graves Barbara Greene Lawrence Grimard Marvin Haigis James Hartnett Ernest Hastings William Hastings Paul Janos John Kilgour Gail Kovalsick Virginia Krol Edward Kuczewski Bonnie Lamoureaux Earl Lapierre John Lapinski Raymond Lawlor George LeBlanc Eddie LeDaron Ricky Nelson Popeye Emmit Jeremiah P. Jones Mr. Liberies Butch Albie Pearson McGraw Ranger Andy Passepartout " The Little Drummer Boy” Kem Don Russell of T.F.H.S. Riding in the rain A good football player Peter Gunn Jim Lee Howell A certain marine Cassanova Ipana toothpaste Lenny Calm people like Dottie Yancy Derringer " Slaky” David Nelson My mother Popeye Andy Robustelli Tony Wayne, natch Jack Webb Bob Wagner John Dalton Jimmy Brown Letters, phone calls and food " Hot Rods” Nursing Frogmen Mr. Russell Mike Hammer Corvette Olds powered Fords 0 to 60 in 5 sec. Dick Clark The Ubangi pidgeon eaters Peter Gunn Franny The goats in " The Teahouse” Shelli Dan Cupid Tiny Tim John Foster Dulles Red Squirrels Bobby Schantz Snow Elvis!! Dishes!! Bad drivers Mom’s curfews Doing dishes Greenfield French Elmer " Trigger” Burke French Le reveillematin! Baldheaded men like Yul Brynner Stan Benjamin of G.H.S. Typing Room 23 Hot rodders Web Ewbank No villain, I love everybody Kissy The decay Make-up % Certain mongrel Women Dentists William Shakespeare My brother Mr. Galvin French II Homework Rosa " Greenies” My sister People who crack their knuckles Women Zig Nervous people like Cuffy Slow drivers Lazy people Liberace Red Sox Mitch Girls My middle name Chevrolet man Slow drivers Jingles Censored Uncle Sam What the goats did in " The Teahouse” Jerry Lewis " The Blob” Homework Alarm Clocks Dr. Goddard " You might think you come from Gill!” " How about that!” " How about that!” " G.F.A.L., Verrier” " Knee high to a grasshopper” " You know it” " How ' bout’ that!” " Yea sure” " Want to hear a good joke” " Just checking” " Not too nice” " That’s ' O K!’ ” " Wait a minute!” " I don’t care, it’s up to you” " Oh, for Pete’s sake” " Dim it! Dim it!” " What are you doing tonight?” " Let’s see” " What am I going to do?” " And all that jazz” " Hello Baby” " She’s intoxicated by her own importance.” " Let me clue ya!” " How is it?” " Hey Fizzo! Hey Whizzie! " Hey Grossie!” " For goodness sakes—” " Don’t leave thinking that you’ll be missed” " Mama Mia” " Wha’ cha doin’?” You know like—Wow! " That’s beside the point” " Yep and yep.” " Oh, well.” " dichlorodiphenyltrichloroe- thane” " You know what I mean” " What a nut” " Want a drag” " Oh, fish!” " You know it” " I’ll bid thirteen!” " Ekm’t sweat the small stuff.” " Knock it off.” " Like a wow!” " Beg your pardon” " I told you so!” " Dai mei boushie, Yaja” " You know what I mean.” " Oh my goodness!” " Get the goats out of ' The Teahouse’ ” v She infuriates me.” " So how’s the family!!” " What do you know?” " See that!” ' ' Dichloral-Difloral-Methane- Dichloraldiphenyltri- cloropthane” (bug bomb) 52 STAGE NAME David Leveille Ellen Lively David Loveland Robert Martin Margaret McLaughlin Noreen McLellan Edith Merriott Richard Merriott Jadwiga Mieczkowski Judy Millett Robert Miner David Moylan Joan Nicewicz Frederick Oates Daniel O’Shea Bernard Paulin Loretta Pfersich Sandra Pine Joyce Pollard Bette Prue Mary Jane Puhala John Range Lorraine Range Judy Rastallis Henry Reil Jim Richotte Lorraine Robert Dianne Ross Louis Rudinski Richard Rugg Sandie Rugg Ann Russell Christina Schab John Schleis John Schuhle Judy Shedd Thomas Simons Raymond Smith Marguerite Socquet Rose Marie Sojka Mary Ann Sokoloski Henry St. Germain Robert Sulda Carol Tuvek Norine Urgiel Eileen Verrier Linda Verrier Philip Verrier Raymond Verrier Thomas Verrier Marcia Wadsworth Edward Wondoloski Donald Yukl Carol Zewinski Susan Zmuda HERO Col. Steve " Smitty” Red Sox Andy Mosca Donnie — Who else? R. J. S. Steve Canyon Hopalong Cassidy A starving, struggling actor. Ronnie Clark Sad Sack Oscar Robertson " Ricky” Gardol Tommy Barb Moore A life of ease Phil Hot fudge sundae The Beaver Mr. Fogg John Dulles Jasper JAS Turning off TV Jim Thorpe The All-American Boy Tommy Sands Ted Williams ’59 Corvette Dick Emerald George Hamilton Bob, of course New York Yankees Ellen — You know?! Butch Pancho Gonzales Jim Lee Howel Pat and CLV Mr. Russell Mickey Mouse Lassie Perry Mason Skipper Mother and Dad The People’s Choice D.W.C. Natty Bumpo Charles The Great Tigers Pop Television Red Sox Sam, natch Mr. Brave Driving Instructor VILLAIN Kruchev Sitting down all night at a square dance. Work Report Card G.H.S. Football Team Sunday drivers " Twitch” Wirth Mike Hammer Mr. Liberies Darling mongrel Hamlet Peter MacIntyre Leaving Shorthand II with B. Sulda Mr. Tooth Decay Big Deals Report Card Slave Drivers Bookkeeping Practice Sets Pizza Zorro " Kem” Cassidy Unprintable Broken typewriters Greasy hair Television Milton Berle Complaining Slave Drivers French II Homework Alarm clock B.B. The Yankee Practice Sets Tobacco Field Storks People who put on Yankees Johnny Unitas Elvis Miss Little’s Practice Sets Gym Zorro Burt Lancaster Gym classes Elevators Crew-necks without blouses People who act superior to others Shakespeare Mohammed Volkswagons T.V. Commercials Kid brothers Yankees Mr. Galvin’s jokes Rhinestone-studded cowboys AD LIB " By George” " Oh yeah??” " Whatta you want?” " Yep, I reckon” " Isn’t that cute” " Want a ride?” " Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.” " Slosh Bucket” " Embrassez-moi, Kilgour” " Urn, isn’t that nice” " You know it” " Las Vegas, here we come” " Have trombone—Will Travel” " Watcha doin’?” " That’s lame” " Cool, man, cool!” " Oh, for Pete’s sake!” " Me, too?” " Oh, shoot” " Yup” " Hey there, can I have a ride to the ’city’?” " Come on, will ya” " Whose side you on— mine or yours?” " Up a tree” " Geez o man” " Oh no, you again” " Still a perkin” " Oh, Beans” " Ya, I know it” " Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?” " Over my dead body” " I thought I’d die” " For cry’n out loud” " Let’s go to Boston” " Oh, . . . that’s nice” " Well, for cry’n out loud” " They Shall Not Pass” " Now listen here you —” “I’m hungry” " We won’t talk about that” " Oh, phooey!!” " Go home” " Ya don’t say” " Yes, I do” " No sweat” " G.F.A.L. Bogy” " What a slaph” " Keep Walkin’’ " For Pete’s sake” " No ya don’t” " For cry’n out loud” " Gee’s o’ man” " Properly for some funny reason.” " What a panic!” " Whoozie” 53 ivy POEM IVY POEM Lord, let the ivy grow. Let us grow also. Let us grow to love our moral code, As the ivy will grow upon these walls. Lord, make the ivy strong. Make us strong also — Strong enough to brave the battles of life And emerge the victors. Then, let the ivy live. And let us live also. Let us live to love, To serve, and to share. And when we fall, As all mortals will, Let the ivy stand In Memoriam. John Kilgour CLASS WILL We, the class of ’59, do solemnly with tongue in cheek, bequeath the following, having consulted Sigmond Freud as to the status of our mental facul¬ ties (dubious) and found a lawyer (he’s very dubi¬ ous) to put them down in writing on parchment (dubious as to whether it was ever removed from the sheet.) In short this is a very dubious document. Man of foresight, Alan Adie, leaves a physics manual to Bobby Dempsey (he leaves a little foresight, too.) Veteran pilot, Joyce Baker, leaves a safety belt and crash helmet to her sister Carol who will still be riding the Gill bus. High jumper, " Bogy,” leaves her basketball scoring ability to pert " Ginger” Busha. Jeannine Boivin dubiously leaves still attempting to turn corners in the Driver Ed car. Janet Bonzek, our favorite coquette, leaves her book, " One Thousand Ways to Flirt’,’ to Joanne Sojka, a charming descendant. " Long Tall Sally,” Linda Bordeaux, leaves her tower¬ ing height to Wanda Kraus. " Dickie” Bordeaux leaves, but returns for his baseball spikes and glove. When asked to leave his coveted driver’s license, proud possessor, " Jimmy” Brazeau, says, " No thanks! I’m keeping it.” Nomadic Naureen Casey leaves her car in the garage for the first time since she took the wheel. (The tires need cooling.) Somebody’s answer to Sam Levenson — " Bobby " Sulda leaves calling people back to see how far they would have gone if he hadn’t called them. (Did Sam do that?) Eileen Verrier eagerly leaves her list of boys to the Junior girls, and she leaves for either Worcester Academy or Mahar. (Why?) Linda Verrier leaves her lovely sari and once again reaches for her calorie counter. Earl leaves but not without Bonnie. John Lapinski leaves his car still parked in front of the First National. I wonder who took a loan on the tires! Ray Lawlor leaves Verrier’s homework on her desk— for once, (for the next in line.) David Leveille leaves for the airport and a plane. Ellen Lively leaves to enjoy her beloved out-of-doors. David Loveland leaves Millett’s phone wires to cool off. (And after all that trouble of installing as¬ bestos. ) " Bob’’ Martin leaves but he’s coming back for " Pat.” " Margie” leaves without her bangs for 165 Chapman Street. Edith Merriott leaves her red hair to Carole Kenney which she only borrowed from Rita Hayworth. R. Merriott leaves his clarinet in tune (for once). " Mitch’ won’t leave the stage. Robert Miner leaves off driving " Cade’s Carnation Cart.” David Moylan leaves for a diplomatic post in Iraq. The Cassidy twins leave their " wild” pajama parties to the Higgins twins. Donald Chagnon leaves the janitors wondering who’ll push the broom. Barbara Chase takes her goats who leave a malodorous trail... Brenda Cossett leaves for New York to lead a fashion revolt. " Rowie” leaves her make-up kit to Mary Jakotowicz. " Barb” Dzeima leaves her megaphone to next year’s cheering captain. " Jigger” leaves Noreen ... or does he? " Barb” Graves leaves her tumbling clown outfit to Patti Kells. (So where’s the circus?) Franny Charest leaves recklessly driving his car to Athol . . . and he’ll make it too, because that one for the road was carrot juice. " Ditch” leaves " Silo” the task of beating Greenfield in ’59. Eileen Crowley leaves " us” for Lenny. " Cuffie” leaves her splendid personality to Karen Weston. Joan Nicewicz and friends leaves her job in McClel¬ lan’s to June Crossman. (the friends were head¬ ache pills.) " Danny” leaves a wake of broken hearts just like a tugboat. Francis Paulin proudly leaves " The Teahouse of the August Moon.” Loretta leaves her antelope leaps in senior play to . . . the antelopes, of course. " Sandy” and " Phil” leave hand in hand. Joyce Pollard leaves Spanish still wondering what Mr. Connelly said — Quien sabe? Bette Prue leaves " several” boyfriends to anyone who can count them. Mary Jane leaves to spend more time at the airport. John Range leaves to investigate communism — by way of the Moscow Follies of 1959. Lorraine Range leaves her big beautiful, brown eyes to Sherry Sutton — now what’s she going to do with four eyes. Judy Rastallis leaves for the wide open forest to join the forces of Smokey the Bear! Henry Riel leaves " Grade,” but not for long. James Richotte leaves his motorcycle to Gladys, but who’s going to leave some Blue Cross? " Cislo” leaves the orphanage — Room 6 — to Zera. " Eddie” Cocking leaves " Tiny Tim” to " Joey” Siman- ski who now wishes to meet a mad scientist with pee wee pills. Ambassadors of good will, " Gid” and " Bernie,” leave Miss Porter, and is she happy! (Guess what em¬ bassy they’ll roost in.) " Duffer” leaves his bright comments to future his¬ torians. Carole Dejnak leaves her joking ability to Judy Slat- kavitz. Ann Demers leaves eating (with crumbs behind) to future gourmets in bookkeeping. Nancy Demers leaves her earrings to Jean Milonas when she leaves to join a gypsy troupe. Carmine leaves so quickly that he forgets his news¬ papers. Raymond Verrier, master of the red and black, leaves the chess board to anyone who can match his skill. Tom Verrier leaves with his tigers and the Pa Kettle Award for one big happy family. Marcia leaves her glasses to Joann Zywna who will wear them no more than she did. Eddie Wondoloski, our Wyatt Earp of the basketball court, leaves to join the Celtics without his faithful steed. Donald Yukl leaves with relief in a cloud of camel¬ lias with a hardy " Hi! Ho! Hyacinths!” Carole " Zew” leaves her rolling gray eyes to Sam. (With a capitol L for Lucky Boy!) Of the three Zmuda girls, Susan is the first to leave, but the boys that can count up to two are still smiling. Lorraine Robert leaves Catherine to carry on the Robert’s tradition which is no small job. Dianne Ross leaves . . . but for where? Louis Rudinski leaves the " Patch” and the " Yankee” with tears in his eyes and sand in his shoes. " Dickie” Rugg leaves " Thunder Road” on foot be¬ cause the buggy gave in. " Sandy” Rugg leaves the office and " Nellie” in despair. Ann Russell leaves her hair dye in her wheelbarrow in " The Teahouse,” of course. " Chrissie” leaves on the arm of " Abbott.” " Jackie” Schlies leaves looking for his wayward golf balls. (Pssst! jack! Ben Hogan hid them!) Eric leaves Mt. Snow, because there isn’t any on it. Judie Shedd leaves to take up housekeeping. " Tommy” Simons leaves his tennis racket to Franny Sulda. (Now, who’ll leave the uniform?) " Ginger” leaves joyfully with all her ginger. Lenny Doton refuses to leave his plane. (Let Fogg use his balloon!) " Butch” Dobosz leaves his troubles to Wally Desau- tels. Nancy Field leaves her cider to get hard. Claire Emond leaves " Clarabell” to Howdy Doody. George LeBlanc and George Fisette leave to go into orbit from Cape Canavarel. Dottie Gmyrek leaves her gum in the ledger. Barb Greene leaves her beautiful long hair to Karen Sullivan. 57 " Greek” leaves his electric football game complete with first aid kit and stretcher to the Junior grid¬ iron gang. Dick Haigis leaves for Mt. Ida and Pat. Jim Hartnett leaves his guitar to his brother Jerry to carry on the " Hartnett tradition.” Earnest Hastings leaves his car ready to fall apart. (Hasn’t it already?) Bill Hastings leaves for Duda’s. Paul Janos leaves to hunt deer or is it dear?????? Rodney Burke leaves for the great out-of-doors. Eddie Grant leaves hot-rodding to Francis Collette (but where did he put his disposition?) Noreen McLellan leaves her " Chesterfields.” (Candy that is.) Judy Millett leaves to coach one of the Greenfield male cheerleaders. " Soko” leaves Miss O’Brien searching for a competent secretary. Henry St. Germain leaves to join the panel of Panto¬ mime Quiz. Carol Tuvek leaves the Swingsters to find a new vocalist. Norine Urgiel leaves with visions of her brother, Alex, becoming an athlete of which T.F.H.S. can be proud. Philip Verrier leaves his Pro Merito rating to Peggy Verrier. " Rinny” leaves No. " 58” to " Jingles,” but not willing¬ ly- Gail Kovalsick leaves her trumpet to " Cousin” Henry. Bonnie leaves her good times at " going steady” to Pete and Gary. Eddie can’t leave . . . Miss Teed won’t let him. Freddy Oates leaves his girl problems to anyone who can cope with them. Oh yes, and we, the Class of ’59, being of sound mind and body leave! JUNIOR PRIZE SPEAKING Ten Junior Prize Speakers of the Class of 1959 anxiously waited for the curtain to rise at 8. p.m. on the evening of May 2, 1958, to give to a capacity filled auditorium their first public performance. Each talented Junior was greatly applauded for his indi¬ vidual dramatic effort. Their performances were flaw¬ less and so well prepared that the three judges, Mrs. Donald Howes, Mr. Harry Erickson, and Mr. Ira Huey, found this was one of the most difficult prize speaking contests to judge. The program presented was " Empty Desk in the Fifth Grade” by Marjorie Marks, Kathleen Cassidy; " And Then I Fainted” by Ben E. Ephram, John Kil- gour; " The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, Gail Kovalsick; " The Enchanted Shirt” by John Hay, John Range; " The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Haw¬ thorne, Judith Mieczkowski; " A Letter to Butchie” by F. Hugh Herbert, Steven Blassberg; " What Is Home Without Television” by Doris Lloyd, Naureen Casey; " The Killers Or Rogue’s Gallery” by MacKinley Kan- tor, Eric Schuhle; " The Song of Bernadette” by Franz Zerfel, Norine Urgiel; and " Perfect Forty-Two” by Florence Ryerson, Colin Clements, Edward Kuczew- ski. First prize went to Eric Schuhle, second to Edward Kuczewski, third to Judith Mieczkowski and fourth to Steven Blassberg. All ten speakers were awarded a medal after being complimented on their perform¬ ance by Mr. Ira Huey. The deepest gratitude and appreciation goes to Miss Alice Teed who spent many hours coaching the " Top Ten,” who gave to the audience a most enjoy¬ able evening. JUNIOR PROM A night full of enchantment, a gymnasium full of flowers, and hearts full of hope for a night that will live in the memory and heart long after the melodic strains of the last waltz have died. This was the most wonderful night of our junior year; it was our Junior Prom, The Carnival of Venice. This Venetian idyl, complete with moonlit canals, gondolas brimming with flowers, and a multicolored canopy, heightened the excitement. Under soft light¬ ing that lent majesty to the scene, the couples danced till the beautiful experience began to slip into dreams, and now that it is over, with only the memory re¬ maining, satisfaction can be found in the fact that the memory is young as our hearts were young, beau¬ tiful as the night was beautiful, and a most prized possession as every crystal clear moment of youth. PRO MERITO SOCIETY Unlike those in years preceding it, our Pro Merito Society has become, rightfully, one of our foremost school groups. Its members felt that -since our primary reason for attending school is for education itself, to those who have come to realize its importance by at¬ taining a " B” average or better all through high school, should fall the task of making others aware of the necessity of study and its rewards. Under the guidance of President Eric Schuhle they proceeded to do just that, beginning by being hosts at Open House, and continuing their work until Grad¬ uation, when the small gold pin each received gave proof of their success. So to Allan Adie, Elaine Berry, Linda Bordeaux, Naureen Casey, Eileen Cassidy, Kathleen Cassidy, Barbara Chase, Edward Kuczewski, Bonnie Lamo- reaux, Raymond Lawlor, Loretta Pfersich, Mary Jane Puhala, John Range, Lorraine Range, Dianne Ross, Ann Russell, Thomas Simons, Robert Sulda, Norine Urgiel, Eileen Verrier, Raymond Verrier, Philip Ver- rier and Susan Zmuda, the members of the Pro Merito Society, we wish great success in every under¬ taking which will be made in the long stride for¬ ward into life on a bridge built of the creative ideas and knowledge from these very roots. GUIDANCE As freshmen we thought of the future as some¬ thing " a long way off.” Then, we were introduced to the guidance program where we began a series of informative talks with one of the five counselors. Throughout our high school years and particularly during our senior year, guidance became more en¬ lightening as we discovered the future was " just around the corner.” So how can we ever forget the advice, time, and the patience provided us through guidance? We can’t, and that is why we know the incoming freshmen will find, as we have, this pro¬ gram to be of invaluable assistance. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS Learning to " parler Francais” was made an enjoy¬ able adventure into the realm of languages at the Turners Falls High School. This was due in part to Le Cercle Francais or the French Club which held varied programs for its members who put into prac¬ tice the lessons taught in formal French classes. This year the Club was headed by a female con¬ tingent consisting of Eileen Verrier, president; Phyllis Cloutier, vice-president; Eileen Cassidy, secretary; and Carol Higgins, treasurer. Serving as advisor to the French Club was Miss Florence Porter. With the world growing smaller each day, the study of languages becomes increasingly important and our French Club is definitely a stepping stone in appreciating the problems, hopes and desires of those far from our shores. HISTORY CLUB Inaugurated in order to give students a better in¬ sight into world affairs, the History Club has been tremendously successful in bringing to the fore their views on the problems of the world today. Under the fine leadership of Mr. Garrahan, this large organization had at its head very capable of¬ ficers in President, Douglas Dauphinais; Vice-Presi¬ dent, Eric Schuhle; Secretary, Shirley Bogusz; and Treasurer, Lawrence Grimard. This year’s topics, " Communism and Democracy,” and " Capital Punish¬ ment,” were both timely and controversial, and gave to each member a new understanding of why Amer¬ icans should keep well informed on current events around the globe. 63 ART CLUB The Art Club under the superb direction of Miss O’Brien held their meetings before school through¬ out the year. The club had an enormous enrollment and this seemed to stimulate the strong enthusiasm that was ever present among its members. The organization had two major activities which took place in the spring: the Art Club dance which is always well attended, and their trip to Boston that is educational as well as fun-providing. The officers of the club were Edward Kuczewski, president; Gary Lamoureaux, vice-president; Cather¬ ine Robert, secretary; and Robert Guilbault, treasurer. These officers performed their duties diligently and led the club to success. To you, Art Club, a salute! CAMERA CLUB Under the capable guidance of Mr. Oakes, the Camera Club brought enjoyment to those members of the junior and senior classes keenly interested in photography. With the able assistance offered by such officers as the president, Barbara Greene; the secre¬ tary, Norine Urgiel; the vice-president, Judith Miecz- kowski; and the co-treasurers, Kathleen and Eileen Cassidy, Mr. Oakes demonstrated to his forty budding photographers that mixing business with pleasure could be educational and fun for all. A year of learn¬ ing the basic principles of operation and acquiring amateur skill with a camera was climaxed by the club’s annual and eagerly-awaited trip up the rocky slopes of Mount Monadnock. 64 LIBRARY AIDS During the school year our library aids, under the competent guidance of Miss McGillicuddy, relin¬ quished many a valuable study period to help keep the library running efficiently. When these girls were not kept busy directing lost " book finders” to their desired sources, they sorted or checked the endless number of books used by us students. Many thanks to you, junior librarians, for doing your best to keep our Turners Falls High School library in proper order. rue tf» litsM OFFICE GIRLS With passes to sign, notices to deliver to every classroom, and little but important errands always to be completed, these twelve efficient office girls, under the able supervision of Mr. Wrightson’s secretary, Phyllis Nelson, assisted in keeping the office running in tip top shape. Sandra Rugg, Marguerite Socquet, Norine Urgiel, Lorraine Robert, Janet Bonzek, and Marcia Wadsworth were the senior office girls who willingly gave up their study periods to lend a help¬ ing hand to Phyllis during the year. 65 SENIOR BANK DAY CASHIERS Under the guidance of Miss Little, the bank day cashiers: Elaine Berry, Barbara Greene, Lorraine Range, Christina Schab, Carol Zewinski, Bette Prue, Mary Ann Sokoloski, Brenda Cossett, Shirley Bogusz, Sandra Pine, Virginia Krol, Dorothy Gmyrek, Ann Demers, Linda Verrier, Eileen Crowley, Rosemarie Dunn, and Rose Marie Sojka worked faithfully every Tuesday morning doing a commendable job for which they should be thanked. To be able to learn through experience is truly a fine thing, and the opportunity afforded these people can lead to broad horizons in their chosen fields. CHESS CLUB One of the oldest games, yet one of our newest clubs, provided unlimited hours of mental entertain¬ ment, and in an allegorical sense, ingenious war strategy, brilliant gambits and subtle check-mate maneuvers. Under the guidance of Mr. Caouette and president Raymond Verrier, the club made a fine showing in 66 tournaments with neighboring schools. Senior members who added distinction were: Ray¬ mond Verrier, Raymond Smith, and Donald Yukl. Others: Ronald Thomas, Michael O’Hara, Harry Norwood, Philip Sheridan, David Arial, Merrill Gar¬ ber, James Pine, Alex Loskoski, Jr., Alan Varney, Douglas Kucklewicz, Sanford Gunn, Philip Szehner, John Kozik and Peter Fisk. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Each and every home economics girl was an asset to our Turners Falls High School. After many patient hours of mastering the skills of cooking under the guidance of Miss Alice Reum, these versatile girls prepared and served two delightful meals for the an¬ nual football and basketball banquets. At every home football game these willing workers put on their warm overcoats and helped our school financially by selling hot coffee and frankfurts. At almost any dance or high school social affair, there would be punch made by the home economics girls who were waiting to refresh the students and their guests. Congratulations, young ladies, on a year packed with hard work. MANUAL TRAINING Under the experienced tutorship of Mr. Philip Shebell, the students enrolled in this course molded boards into useful and practical objects and learned to apply themselves to many other skills. The podium expertly constructed by Richard Cro¬ teau was just another proof of the master carpentry of the Class of ’59. Manual training provides stu¬ dents with experience which will be an invaluable asset to them in future years. 67 THE COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB The Community Service Club is, without a doubt, an organization of which the Turners Falls High School can be proud. These students, who give so willingly of their time and energy to support worthy causes, are certainly a credit to their school. Under the direction of Miss McGillicuddy, the members aid in the collection of donations to the Heart Fund, the Polio Fund, and the Farren Memo¬ rial Hospital food drive. The spirit of the Yule sea¬ son is willingly carried to the hospital by these good¬ will workers who take joy in giving joy and find peace of mind in bringing peace to those who need it more than they . This organization which displays such fine spirit in helping others is deserving of a place in our yearbook. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Our vivacious Varsity Cheerleaders decked out in their blue and white checkered uniforms were the backbone of our school spirit throughout the past year. Many hours of practice resulted in terrific per¬ formances at pre-game rallies, at gridiron battles and on the basketball court. Smiles, shouts, and sparkling personalities were 68 attributes of these girls. Since our cheerleaders dis¬ played such amazing effort and vitality, the student body endeavored to keep pace and do the same. Co-captained by Barb Dzeima and Eileen Verrier these eager, energetic and enthusiastic girls have proved a valuable asset in their successful efforts of channeling school spirit and winning acclaim in the roles of ambassadors of good will. It was a job well done. JUNIOR VARSITY Displaying outstanding spirit and energy, our Junior Varsity Cheerleaders have helped to boost our boys to victory. Their snappy and precise routines at football and basketball games were the result of CHEERLEADERS their tireless effort at practices. Under the leadership of Bette Nadeau, these ten girls surely aroused the spirit for the Blue and the White. SWINGSTERS The Swingsters, our dance band, composed of the most talented band and orchestra members, consist¬ ently offered a fine performance. Directed by Mr. Liberies, they are best remembered for the important part they played in our annual musical show " The Varieties,” but they also provided entertainment at various dances during the year. An integral part of the group was its vocal section in the form of Carol Tuvek, Gail Kovalsick, Judith Mieczkowski, and John Kilgour, who delivered their fine song interpretations with an obvious slant on audience appeal. Because of their fine spirit and splendid direction, the Swingsters were one of the finest musical organ¬ izations in the area; proudly presented, intently lis¬ tened to, and highly acclaimed. 69 TWIRLERS School spirit in blue and white bundles of enthusi¬ asm, accented by sunny smiles, have led our band in a year brimming with activities, fun, and excitement. These peppy misses, namely the Turners Falls High School twirlers, have distinguished themselves by their versatility and ability. At the sound " Band dis¬ missed! ” given by Majorette Penny Sojka, we saw her staff, composed of Captain Linda Bordeaux and Lieu¬ tenants Kathleen Cassidy, Janet Bonzek, and Carol Dejnak, break rank with tired, but always cheerful smiles. Congratulations, " gals,” for a wonderfully success¬ ful year. 70 BAND Under the direction of their new director, Mr. Liberies, the band was introduced to a new way of musicianship and the enjoyment of the finished product of young musicians working together as a team. The band displayed its versatility, ingenuity and hard work on the football field at half-time, and on the stage at the Christmas Concert, the Varieties, the Band Concert, and the Western Massachusetts Music Festival. This closely knit organization enjoyed themselves whenever and wherever they were to¬ gether; band trips, band parties, and yes, even those hard-working hilarious rehearsals. Always an impor¬ tant part of this school, this organization deserves a lot of praise and sincere appreciation. DRIVER EDUCATION More and more we hear this reason given for automobile accidents among adolescents: " They were never taught proper respect for the automobile.” In an attempt to counteract this, farsighted men and women began school courses in Driver Education to orient the students with proper driving procedures. Here at the Turners Falls High School we boast modern equipment, high student interest, and a teacher well qualified to carry the responsibilities of making safe drivers of the students. Because of Mr. Fugere’s expert guidance, all who took the course have come to understand the seriousness of operating an automobile, and thank him for his patient work in their behalf. THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ GLEE CLUBS The " Picassos of the music world,” better known as the Girls’ Glee Club, blended their voices har¬ moniously every Tuesday afternoon striving for the perfection demanded by their diligent director, Miss Argy. No challenge was too great for these budding young vocalists led by their talented officers—presi¬ dent, Bonnie Lamoureaux; secretary, Marcia Wads¬ worth; treasurer, Linda Verrier; historian, Lorraine Robert. Each performance produced by this illustrious group excelled the previous one. Hard work, fun, and fine results characterized the year ’59 for the Girls’ Glee Club. To enjoy music and to do his share to make our concerts a success are the only requisites for belonging to the Boys’ Glee Club. The members found that be¬ sides manifesting their love for music through vocal expression, there is a wealth of knowledge to be reaped by learning to appreciate truly good music. With president Stanley Dobosz at the helm and un¬ der the guidance of Miss Florence Argy, the good ship " Glee Club” sailed smoothly on the high seas of fun, merriment, and first rate entertainment. 72 CAFETERIA Our cafeteria, because it was depended upon by the majority of the teachers and students for a nourishing dinner, was an integral part of life at T.F.H.S. Many long hours of tireless effort were put into the preparation of these meals by Mrs. Delorenz, Mrs. Rivet, and Mrs. Ahrweiler to whom we give our thanks for a job well done. CUSTODIANS Perhaps to some, the job of custodian means little. To those of us who know Mr. Courtemanche and Mr. Puhala, we realize what fine men they are and just what their job means to them, and what it means to each member of the school. They do more than keep the school sparkling clean and pleasant to our eyes; they are our friends, and are at our disposal whenever we need their services. To these men we extend our thanks. 73 OPENING NIGHT An excellently handled production of this blithe and witty Cornelia Otis Skinner light comedy opened our dramatic season to the tune of enthusiastic audience participation. Noteworthy performances were delivered with professional aplomb by our Bonnie Lamoureaux as the glib and sophisticated actress-about- town on the day of her opening night in a new play and the strain of the excitement on her slightly mad cap circle of friends and family; Raymond Lawlor, the never-too-steady but very de¬ voted husband; and Rose Marie Spjka, a Buzzy Patterson of many humors, competed for laugh laurels with the delightfully con¬ trasting sprites created by Linda Bordeaux, Janet Bonzek, and Eileen Verrier of the Perth Amboy Dramatic Society. That the accent was definitely on the lighter side of life was effectively put across by Judith Rastallis and Christina Schab definitely not able to stand up under the rigors of that primitive rite, a New York spree. Suzan Zmuda’s very quick and efficient maid and the two overly helpful friends in Linda Verrier and Marcia Wadsworth rounded out a fine cast, deftly directed, who made us glad that, though we watched the curtains close, they had not closed on dramatics for the year and with this " Opening Night” opened a year of many outstanding products of senior ingenuity. TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON Once upon a time there was a slightly dizzy army of occupa¬ tion lost in a jungle of illogical logic and Pentagon reports. This jungle, when recreated on our auditorium stage, made for a thoroughly enjoyable satire on the problems of East and West, when they met and hilariously bumped heads. The fine cast capably directed proved itself worthy of the award winning comedy. John Kilgour deserves mention for an effective charac¬ terization as the colonel and master of illogic, illiteracy, and ill will. Creating a cameo of the typical oriental sage, complete with shy insight into human nature, was Edward Kuczewski who proved a lively contrast to John’s bombastic, selfmade man. Eric Schuhle and Francis Paulin painted comic portraits as patient and wisely submissive seconds-in-command. However, it was the ragged and noisy cross section of life on this tropic isle through the performances of Ann Russell, Judith Mieczkowski, Raymond Verrier, Edziu Mieczkowski, and Norman Russell that added color and confusion in profusion making for entertainment of the same calibre and in the same professionally smooth pace of our initial effort. OUR MISS BROOKS AND THE CHRISTMAS CAROL It was with mixed emotions that we watched the familiar blue velvet curtains part on this our third dramatic effort. There was anticipation because of the quality of past performances and regret that with the close of the curtains so would close the doors of the one act play section of our drama workshop. However, spirits were soon lifted as it was realized the perfectly cast young actors were going to make the most of this engaging situa¬ tion comedy. Judith Mieczkowski, Rosemarie Dunn, and Naureen Casey were most adept at handling emotions, romance, and ex¬ tracurricular activities in the respective roles of the altar intent Miss Brooks, the frustrated Miss Audobon, and a very candid Miss Finch. Richard Croteau as the naive object of a certain English teacher’s affections and George Fisette as the overpower¬ ing Mr. Wadsworth were the hilariously opposing force to Miss Brooks’ beguiling brood: Robert Sulda, Barbara Greene, Judith Millett, Edward Cocking, Leonard Doton, Dorothy Gmyrek, and Barbara Dzeima. In summary it could be said that it was a year of triumphs judging by the smiles on so many faces and in con¬ clusion it might be added that a wonderful time was had by all. 74 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS SENIOR PLAY What is it that makes the world go round? Is it excitement? Adventure? Romance? While this ques¬ tion could be applied to the world in general, what would the answer be if applied to the small, wonder¬ ful, and slightly fantastic world created on our audi¬ torium stage for the senior play of the Class of ’59? All of the aforementioned qualities comprised a large portion of the comedy-drama adaptation of Jules Verne’s immortal classic of the world touched by the Victorian era, " Around the World In Eighty Days.” I would like, however, to nominate the well chosen cast, efficient stage crew, and able director as the power behind the result. Phileas Fogg, young English adventurer, needed all the sterling qualities that make progress the dynamic ship of the gods, and made that era the golden threshold of great things. It is this having created a man with the sensitivity of a poet that forged a giant who strode from the pages of fic¬ tion into our hearts and minds as inspiration. For this reason did those behind the production need these things to strive for success in an undertaking of this size and give to an audience a glimpse of people. Some were important, some insignificant, some strong, others weak, dramatically heroic and very humorous, all striving to make their little worlds and the great big one spin to the tune of peace, and universal love and understanding. This production which unfolded with the rich and exciting patterns of oriental tapestry is a tribute to their honest en¬ deavor. Leonard Doton certainly understood the quiet power that enabled Fogg to accomplish great things which aided him in giving a truly convincing per¬ formance, and Linda Verrier as the Indian princess, Aouda, was poetically beautiful as his love. John Kil- gour’s Mr. Fix was characterized with force and realism as a man human enough to be blinded by duty and humorously overpowered at every turn by an ambitious wife. Loretta Pfersich, with a performance of a truthful ring and hilarious antelope leaps, was the perfect Myra Fix. While life in a lighter vein with an obvious slant on romance was given by Edward Kuczewski as Passepartout, a very French butler from roving eyes to dancing feet; it was Rose¬ marie Dunn who as the charming opposite to attract him, made the role of the suspicious Cockney maid, Mrs. Murchison, entirely her own with snobbish airs and a very British canter. Stuart, Flanagan, and Ralph as played respectively by Eric Schuhle, Philip Verrier and David Leveille added in their own suave fashion to the spirit of pomp and circumstance that was so prevelant in the plush drawing rooms and chic social clubs of that era. Marcia Wadsworth’s Emily was fragile and sweet as a lady in love as opposed to the thick Cockney and salty comments of Carol Tuvek and Barbara Greene as Jenny and Gertie, very engag¬ ing with jutting chins and pretentious swagger. The Hindu element in the jungle scene was projected in the classic manner of a proud pagan bearing, and a character veiled in Sanskrit philosophy by John Range as Framji and Raymond Verrier as Bose. Car¬ mine Deprete proved an excellent choice as the devil¬ ish and mercenary little newsboy, as was Robert Sulda, the foreign diplomat, an amusing bit of England away from England having perfected the aloof British character. Stanley Dobosz also gave a performance not lacking in strength as the sly and pompous " lion of the law,” Judge Obadiah. Fine character sketches were to be had from Norine Urgiel, Judith Millett, Linda Bordeaux, and Lawrence Grimard as Americans reflecting the character of that early era of high spirited independence and rugged individualism, yet each role was distinct and a gem in its own right. Naureen Casey and Judith Mieczkowski with verve and bounce scored as personable and mildly philo¬ sophic stage managers. Each characterization, while individually praiseworthy, was an important part of the whole, woven together with master direction by a person to whom not enough thanks can be given for lessons learned along the route of this adventure which will be invaluable in journeys yet to come in the grand adventure of life that is before us. 75 THE CAST PRODUCTION STAFF (In order of their appearance) Ann_Judith Mieczkowski Mrs. Murchison_Rosemarie Dunn Passepartout_Edward Kuczewski Phileas Fogg_Leonard Doton Stuart_ Eric Schuhle Flanagan___Philip Verrier Ralph_David Leveille Jenny_Carol Tuvek Gertie_Barbara Greene Emily___Marcia Wadsworth Newsboy_Carmine Deprete Nora_ Naureen Casey Mr. Fix_ John Kilgour Myra Fix____.... Loretta Pfersich Blackstone_Robert Sulda Framji_ —John Range Bose_Raymond Verrier Aouda_ Linda Verrier Judge Obadiah_ Stanley Dobo6z Sally Norris_Norine Urgiel Bertha Brown _ Judith Millett Angelica Brown_Linda Bordeaux Colonel Stamp Proctor_Laurence Grimard An Indian__ Richard Croteau Assistants to the Coach Barbara Chase, Eileen Cassidy, Kathleen Cassidy Stage Managers Earl Lapierre, Bonnie Lamoureaux, Eileen Verrier, Susan Zmuda, Ann Russell, James Brazeau, Ann Demers, Gail Kovalsick Properties Francis Charest, Raymond Smith, David Loveland, Margaret McLaughlin, Jeannine Boivin, Douglas Dauphinais, Carol Zewinski, Joyce Pollard, Lorraine Range, Sandra Pine, Edward Cocking, Barbara Graves Make-up Mary Jane Puhala, Edith Merriott, Janet Bonzek, Carol Dejnak, Barbara Dzeima, Brenda Cossett Costumes Dorothy Gmyrek, Mary Ann Cuff, Christina Schab, Sandra Rugg, Nancy Field, Marguerite Socquet, Dianne Ross, Shirley Bogusz Electricians George Fisette, John Schleis Business Managers Judith Rastallis, Lorraine Robert, Rose-Marie Sojka Tickets Elaine Berry, Virginia Krol, Robert Miner, Richard Rugg, Judith Shedd Director Alice Teed High School Orchestra Warren Brigham SCENE: Around the World in Eighty Days I J V - - fc f rn Jp, ft ' ? f». I 4- Ilf vf $ lfMP r — •. ' (P MK ‘ ' §{ 5 J -i 6 f. • " ' - 1 - 88 5 , 25 4 ,,- 7 p-U p_ p ,p._ . ( f. d . ' ty 1 - ' •- ' -y ‘f r ‘»- • . , • J H. Wbj Mk i __ _ v M r S ' 4 C ' V ■ . % cVUM«LriJ 43Q ‘p£ £2 , 0 gfi j ayp r t. FjMfc imJ fc vrf,_ 1‘ .‘ vOI-_• FOOTBALL Having their finest season in many years the de¬ termined Indians showed an excellent record. The Russellmen, working very hard, played excellent foot¬ ball defeating Athol, Mahar, Adams, Drury and Pitts¬ field and nearly pulled off the upset of the year losing to Greenfield by a touchdown in the final seconds. Senior members were: Earl Lapierre, Douglas Dau- phinais, Robert Martin, Richard Haigis, Gideon Cro¬ teau, Richard Croteau, John Kilgour, Ronald Gignac, Bernard Paulin, Edward Cocking, Raymond Smith, Lawrence Grimard, Carmine Deprete, Stanley Dobosz, Allan Adie, John Range, Francis Charest, Robert Miner, and Frederick Oates. The team exhibited a fighting spirit throughout the season which was maintained through every game until the final gun. BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM The basketball team, under the outstanding coach¬ ing of Mr. Russell, enjoyed one of its finest seasons and constantly displayed those qualities of sports¬ manship and fair play so necessary for a team. The boys put many hours of hard work into practice, and their splendid teamwork resulted in an extremely successful season. The senior members of the squad were: Earl La¬ pierre, Edward Wondoloski, Richard Haigis, Thomas Simons, Bernard Paulin, David Moylan, and Richard Bordeaux. 79 THE BOYS’ JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM Although the J.V.’s had little veteran material to start with, Mr. Boudreau managed to produce a scrappy hoop team. This year’s team consisted mostly of sophomores in their first year of upperclass competition. 80 GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM A dribble, a jump, a basket — and the girls have scored again. This time it’s the girls’ basketball team who have continually given us a fine performance throughout the year under the capable coaching of Mrs. Reidy. Sportsmanship, spirit, and ability led the way for our girls through a difficult but challenging season. Under the enthusiastic leadership of co-captains Shirley Bogusz and Barb Greene, the following varsity players were our " women of the hour” during basketball ’59: " Rowie” Dunn, Naureen Casey, Jeanne Desautels, Patty Smith, Carol Olson, Joanne Zywna, Karen Sullivan, Carol Petrin, Lorraine Robert and Judy Rastallis. Thanks, girls, for being such a fine representation of our school. GIRLS’ J.V. BASKETBALL Fun, spirit, and sportsmanship highlighted the year ’59 for the Girls’ J.V. Basketball team. Under the ex¬ cellent guidance of their coach, Mrs. Reidy, these young misses are shooting for a future position on varsity as well as for baskets. With diligence and many hours of practice, these future stars managed to turn out a successful season. Our hats are off to a bright enthusiastic group. 81 THE " T” CLUB One of the highest honors in the field of sports at our schbol is meriting a " T.” Any individual who competes in varsity football, basketball, baseball, ten¬ nis, track, or skiing is eligible for this distinction. Members of the Class of ’59 who received this honor were: Earl Lapierre, Douglas Dauphinais, Robert Martin, Richard Haigis, Gideon Croteau, Richard Croteau, John Kilgour, Ronald Gignac, Bernard Paulin, Edward Cocking, Raymond Smith, Lawrence Grimard, Carmine Deprete, Stanley Dobosz, Allan Adie, John Range, Francis Charest, Robert Miner, Frederick Oates, Thomas Simons, Richard Bordeaux, David Moylan, Edward Wondoloski, Eric Schuhle, Raymond Verrier, John Schleis, George Fisette, Louis Rudinski, David Loveland, James Richotte, Richard Merriott, and Philip Verrier. Let the " T” stand for truth and triumph in faith¬ ful endeavor, and for this reason let our boys who wear it stand proud. TUMBLERS The tumblers, under the capable direction of Mrs. Reidy, have continued to impress their audiences with their feats of skill and dexterity. During the year the team has participated in the half time shows during the football season, the band show at the Franklin County Fair, and at the annual Variety Show. They were well received wherever they went which made us proud to call them our own and give them the title of our favorite disciples of spirit and optimism. Representing the class of 1959 were Linda Bor¬ deaux, Barbara Graves, Judith Millett, Eileen Cassidy, " Rowie” Dunn, and Mary Ann Sokoloski. THE BASEBALL TEAM The Baseball team behind the superb coaching of Mr. Russell had a successful season last year. When a veteran team returned, a high standing in the Valley League was maintained. The boys always displayed their best. Senior members were Captain Gid Croteau, Earl Lapierre, Ron Gignac, Doug Dauphinais, Dickie Bordeaux, Ed Wondoloski, Dave Loveland, Louie Rudinski and Carmine Deprete. !S fy Mr 11. -if; £g£ a «. i - • M x " T % . MB ■ ' THE TENNIS TEAM An excellent record of eight victories and four losses was recorded for the past season by our rapid¬ ly improving Tennis team. Becoming a power to be reckoned with, the team finished third in the Valley League with Tom Simons, Eric Schuhle, Ray Verrier, John Schleis, Ray Smith and George Fisette repre¬ senting the Class of ’59. Ably coached by Mr. Garrahan, tennis is fast be¬ coming a very popular sport at the Turners Falls High School. 83 TRACK TEAM Track has always been an important part of our sports program at T.F.H.S. The boys on the team have been known to do their best at all times and have displayed a great deal of spirit — win or lose. Ably coached by Mr. Putnam, they participated in many meets and the team was one of the finest in the area. Senior members were Dickie Haigis, Car¬ mine Deprete, Earl Lapierre, Rich Croteau, Jim Richotte, Dave Moylan, and Edward Cocking. THE SKI TEAM Although hampered by adverse weather conditions, this year’s ski team, under the direction of Mr. Caouette, diligently engaged in a vigorous and ex¬ tensive training and " toughening up” program which paid tremendous dividends. The senior members of the team, Eric Schuhle, Philip Verrier, and Richard Merriott, made excellent showings in every meet. 84 CAkNBGffi i UBLR UH fCMSHS PALLS, MASS. A. M. GAMELIN Class Photographer for 1958 — 1959 . . . SENIORS . . . MONTAGUE CITY and GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 86 McCarthy — THE CLOTHIER — Tailor-Made Suits A Specialty Dial UN 3-8461 TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of HAWLEY PHARMACY MILLERS FALLS —OL 9-3327 HAWLEY PHARMACY, Inc. TURNERS FALLS — UN 3-2473 DEPENDABLE SERVICE BONNETTE COAL CO. G. J. Bonnette Props. 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Congratulations and Best Wishes TO THE 1959 GRADUATES of TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL WHAI - AM + FM GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 92 STRATHMORE PAPER CO. Mills at West Springfield, Woronoco and Turners Falls, Massachusetts — Manufacturers of — Bond, Writing and Thin Papers Book, Text and Cover Papers Artists Papers and Boards Blue Print Base Stock Wedding Papers and Bristols Index and Ledger Papers Greeting Cards and Specialty Papers PAPER IS PART OF THE PICTURE for the best tire deal in Franklin County Trade At ART ' S TIRE SERVICE 10 SILVER ST. GREENFIELD 93 All the Luck in the World to the CLASS of 1959 WHITE SWAN BEAUTY SHOPPE Telephone OL 9-3309 51 MAIN STREET MILLERS FALLS, MASS. Compliments of BEAUBIEN ' S TEXACO SERVICE STATION Telephone UN 3-4335 101 THIRD STREET TURNERS FALLS POPULAR MARKET RED and WHITE FOOD STORE 58 THIRD ST. 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