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I f were DL eie ueatAf tliounh ieeminalu iliort fitu with events we sLaii ever rememLer, We padded the tedtd dchoiardhip and entered the iidtd dportdmandhip with ee uai enthudiadm. We h ere recor d the achievements, activities, and joi d our hig h School dat S . . . never a ain to he lived, except in memort and on the pa ed o this voltA :ume DEDICATION MR. BURKE MR. WRIGHTSON GUIDANCE COUNSELOR FACULTY STAFF CLASS OFFICERS SENIORS IN MEMORIAM IVY POEM CLASS SONG OUR DIARY CANDIDS HAND-ME-DOWNS CRAFTSMEN BABY PICTURES ACTIVITIES SPORTS ADVERTISEMENTS DEDICATION For four years our high school experiences have filled our thoughts. Among our memories of these years there stands out a person who has displayed a sincere interest in our activities. The wheel of guidance has been turning during our years at T. F. H. S. and it revolves with encour- agement and worthwhile thoughts. As a spoke of the everlasting wheel, one man has combined under- standing and co-operation with friendliness. Interest and enjoyment were gained by our class through his teaching of English and Spanish. A bit of Irish wit and valuable help will be preserved by the class of ’6l through the educational attempts of the two guiding hands. We shall remember there is nothing that is meri- torious but virtue and friendship; and indeed friend- ship itself is only part of virtue. This describes Mr. William J. Connelly to whom the Class of ’6l with deepest humility and sincerest gratitude, dedicate this, ou yearbook. 4 MR. ARTHUR E. BURKE The hands of the clock point to the final hour. As the midnight of our twelfth school year strikes, we cannot begin the new day without a word of gratitude to you the man whose silent presence has meant support, strength and encouragement to our every undertaking. You have guided us on the road of education; you have pointed outi the paths to maturity; your concern for our welfare has been an effective force that has directed us successfully to the threshold of tomorrow. It is with great pride and respect that we present to you, Mr. Arthur E. Burke, our hands of friendship, and our yearbook. m MR. GEORGE F. WRIGHTSON We, of the present generation stand on the threshold of an exciting new world, a world where a man’s education will be his passport to success, a world in which man, through education will reach out toward the stars. We who will be the vanguard for the generations to come, stop at this crucial moment to evaluate ourselves, to seek guidance, but above all to find inspiration in th lives of those around us. To you, Mr. George F. Wrightson, who has given us the initiative which was sometimes lacking, who has prepared us for the role we must inevitably play in the future, we offer our sincere thanks, confident in the knowledge that your faith in us will not diminish when we take our leave. 7 MR. FREDERICK B. OAKES During our past four years Mr. Oakes molded our class with the confidence of a great sculptor. When we were freshmen his skilled hands formed the clay as he began to shape and mold our class. As we grew in knowledge, he encouraged and guided us along the way to a fuller self-knowledge. Finally we were Seniors and under his guiding hand we completed the mold started in 1957. As we depart from T.F.H.S. we will remember him as an advisor, a scholar, and especially a friend. 8 It is with great pride that we, the Senior Class, honor our faculty. Without the unselfish devotion and guidance of our teachers, we would find it dif- ficult to achieve our goals. ' In their own personalized manner, they conveyed important facts in each class session during and after school. Only through the constant and determined efforts of our faculty have we become more alert, learned, and better prepared to meet the increasing challenge of today’s world. Words cannot express our appreciation to Miss O’Brien. All our activities were made more colorful and successful through her tireless efforts, in addi- tion to dedicated instruction in creative art. The Commercial Department with Miss Crean, Miss Clark, Mr. Routhier, and Mr. Connelly give students the opportunity not only of mastering a new language but also of accumulating a richer knowledge of the numerous traditions, customs, and cultures with which these languages are associated. Mr. Kossakoski’s role in our system has been to develop skilled craftsmen. We extend our hand of friendship and gratitude to this able instructor. Now more than ever the need for highly trained mathematicians has become evident. Mr. Bourdeau and Miss Lindsay give students much theoretical and practical knowledge in this challenging field. Instrumental music enthusiasts found willing and talented instructors in the person of Mr. Brigham, with vocal groups under the able direction of Miss Miss Withington, and Miss Little relate to students the many practices of the business world. The co-ordinated efforts of Mr. Cormelly, Mr. Donovan, Mrs. Barclay, and Mr. Oakes provide the students with a concrete and practical knowledge of the English language and its literature. Miss Reum and the Home Economics Depart- ment have served the school during the year by cooking for the various sports banquets and also other activities connected with the school functions. Miss McGillicuddy, a most valuable member of the faculty, gives students much help in the select- ing of books and periodicals for research papers in any field. Argy, while our band was ably led by Mr. Liberies. The productions of the Music Departments were a source of enrichment and pleasure to all the stu- dents. During our four years Mr. Fugere and Mrs. Reidy have proved able leaders in our Physical Education Program. Mr. Bassett, Mrs. Martin, and Mr. Galvin give students first hand knowledge of the complexities of science in its every phase. Mr. O’Doherty, Mr. Bush, Mr. Garrahan, and Mr. Robinson spend countless hours preparing interest- ing lectures that cover all phases of the Social Sci- ences. To all of them . . . our whole-hearted thanks. 10 ART DEPARTMENT COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT ENGLISH DEPARTMENT HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT READ SPRING TRAIN Page 4 THE NETOP READ WHY? Page 2 Volume XLIII Turners Falls, Massachusetts, Friday, May 27, 1960 Number 6 LEGACY OF LINCOLN In regard to Memorial Day, the editorial board of this newspaper feels rather insignificant. We can only recall what Abraham Lincoln said in his immortal Gettysburg Ad- dress: " But in a larger sense we cannot dedeicate, we can- not consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” .■ lthough sentimalism reigns supreme on this. Memorial Day; although Hag waving and speech-making are employed to remind us of the men who sacrificed their lives, it is not ihe ceremony, it is not the pomp nor the speech-making which hailows their graves. It is the quiet determination that has been an integral part of our American heritage. In this time of troubled peace, we seek an inspiration from these men. We feel that their contribution, at their dcaihs was truly a supreme sacrifice. The poppies grow side by side, quiet and serene. Iwo Jima is again a quiet island; the smoke, the sound of guns, the whine of bombs aK but memories. The men who died are also memories, tl ' .cir pictures hang upon the walls of many homes. Their donation to lasting peace equalizes the sacrifice, justifies the pain they endured. We who have not known war, we who have been living i:: an age on the brink of war, ever so close but not a reality, do not realize the situation to which these men have been subjected. We tend to glorify them with brass bands, with wreaths, with flag-waving, but we believe that they appre- ciate the silent admiration that was found in the eyes of Lin- coln, who s. ' iid what we all have ached to say, who summed up our thoughts in these words: “That these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, that that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth.” KEY TO SURVIVAL by Sheila Brown War? Why should we pre- pare? Even if . we are pre- pared, alert, or if we are not, what could we possibly do to survive the nuclear attacks, me chemical weapens that will necessarily be used in any war of the future? The first question may be answered in one statement. Treparation for survival is tar more sensible than guess- ing whether or not we will be attacked. With World War 111 becoming a possibility, yes, even a probability, we cannot put the matter aside; we must discuss seriously and carry out plans for self-pre- servation. The North American Air Defense Command (NO- HAD) has the responsibility of detecting an enemy air or missile attack. Immediate ac- cess to any news they have received will be given to you in this form. A long blast — lasting three to five minutes -from some sort of siren in your neighborhood means “attack alert.” After receiv- ing this signal, you should a) go to the nearest shelter and b) tune your radio to CONELRAD— 640 or 1240 on the dial for further in- structions. Short blasts indi- cate “attack.” You must take cover at once in the best available shelter. If we have the good fortune to be warn- ed, each individual should be prepared — aware of these proper actions. Even the best mechanical system cannot transmit an unreceived warning, there- fore we must prepare for a complete surprise attack. If no warning signal is given and you are exposed to a flash of light brighter than the sun, you must get down, covering your face and eyes. If you are inside, keep away from windows and crawl be- hind a large object. At all costs stay down at least a minute! With the constant development in missiles, at- tack without warning is be- coming a strong possibility. With or without warning, preparedness is your chance for survival. Your nation is working constantly to devise ways of safety-means of warning, to help you survive attack. It is your duty to prepare your- self, to become acquainted with numerous methods of survival and warning. Value Of Science fairs In Question According to recent re- ports science fairs are one of the current trends in scho- lastic activities. During the past year the newspapers have carried the winning en- tries of the various “fairs” throughout the country and state. Books are being writ- ten on approved projects as .students vie for the cash prizes available to the win- ner. Mr. Galvin, head of the Science Department, ex- pressed his views to the Mon- tague School Committee. He believes the projects should bo within the capabil- ity of the student, undertak- en voluntarily and completed without the help of interest- ed parents or adults. Mr. Galvin feels that “sticking to the book” can profit a student as much as, or more than, learning only one phase of science through his individual project. In response to an invita- tion to the Spring Festival in Greenfield on May 22, only one student had the interest to prepare a project. It has been stated that if interest is aroused on a greater level, a science fair may be spon- ■sored by the school. SURPRISE ASSEMBLY On Tuesday, May 10, the students were called to the auditorium for a surprise as- sembly. The guest speaker was Andy Robustelli, co-cap- tain and defensive end for the New York Giant football team. Mr. Robustelli discussed the Giant ' s “R-I-C-H” formula for success. He explained that this formula can be ap- plied to everyday problems. R — recognize the problem. I — isolate the problem. C — correct the problem. H — harvest the reward. Mr. Robustelli also spoke of high school life and at the end of his informal lecture answered questions dealing with the subject of football, outstanding players, and the New York Giant team in general. Stevie Bassett Fund Saturday, May 14, the members of the Turners Falls Athletic Club volunteered their serevices at Beaubien’s Service Station to raise mon- ey for the Stevie Bassett Fund. The purpose of this activity was to aid Mr. and Mrs. Bassett with the costs of their son’s medical expenses. The volunteers worked in three shifts. Edward Bour- deau was chairman of the 8 to 12 shift, Francis Togneri. 12 to 4, and Donald Russell, 4 to 8. For the past year the sen- ior staff of our high school paper has done an excellent job in producing a fine Ne- top, and now it is our turn. We wish to equal the achievements of the seniors. Their dedication, loyalty, and sincerity have contribut- ed to the success that made this year’s Netop one of the finest. We especialy wish to congratulate them on their complete news coverage, their excellent feature arti- cles, and their timely editor- ials. To all members of the graduating class, we say “bonne chance” in the wide, wide world. — The Junior Netop Staff PAR EXCELLENCE! Three students of Miss Porter’s French classes were winners in the annual West- ern Massachusetts French Contest. They are Sheila Brown, first place in French II, Judith Humphrey, second place in French I, and Jeanne Desautels, third place in French III. They attained high marks under the cate- gory of pupils with non- French background. The three girls, accom- panied by Miss Porter, at- tended a luncheon of the American Association of Teachers of French, May 21, at Storrowtown Tavern at West Springfield. COMING EVENTS May 28 — Art Club Dance. June — 3 Art Club trip to Boston 4 West. Mass, track meet 6 Yearbook Day. 7 Scholarship Night — Rotary Club 14 Rotary Club Baseball Banquet 16, 17, 20, 21 Final Exams 17 Senior Farewell 18 Alumni Day 22 Class Day 23 Graduation 24 Final Assembly VARIETIES CAPTIVATES AUDIENCE The annual Variety Show was presented, Friday, May 20th in the Turners Falls High School Auditorium. Various groups from the student body and the male members of the faculty par- ticipated. The first half of the pro- gram began with various se- lections by the boys’ and girls’ Glee Clubs, under the direction of Miss Florence Argy, and accompanied by pianists George Paulin, Jan- ice Wirth, and Marcia Beau- bien. This was followed by a skit, “Hobo Haven” written by John Kaweeki and John Kozik. Next on the program was a humorous monolgoue by Cathy Bauch, followed by the Turners Falls High School tumbling team, direct- ed by Mrs. Helen Reidy. Bruce Yukl and Sandra Dun- can performed their specialty tap dancing, and the Turners Falls Color Guard executed their precision drill routine. P’or a change of pace the championship varsity cheer- leaders and the male “com- edy” team demonstrated the arts of cheering. The second portion of the show depicted scenes from “South Pacific” and “Pajama Game.’ Kimono-clad Ellen Fleming as the little Poly- nesian girl sang “Dites moi,” while Susan Verrill recreat- ed the role of Bloody Mary in the rendition of “Bali Hai” and John Kaweeki, in the role of Sid Sorokin sang “Hey There.” Mary Lou Morin, as head of the griev- ance committee to the strains of “Pm Not At All In Love,” denied her supposed romance with Sorokin. The duet of John Kozik and Karen West- on brought to life the age- old theme in “There Once Was A Man.” The dance trio of Bruce, Sandra, and Pat Kennedy, gave their inter- pretation of “Steam Heat.” Pat Kennedy in the role made famous by Carole Haney, sang and danced her way through a pseudo night club, appropriately called Hernando’s Hideaway. Last but not least, were the Swingsters, under the di- rection of Mr. Liberies, who played at intervals during the entire program. Faculty Advisor Mr. Maurice Donovan Q -Editor Phillip Szenher Co-Editor Helen Fugere CO-EDITORS AND ADVISOR BUSINESS MANAGERS Joseph Caoueite Ronald Thomas NEWS STAFF FEATURE STAFF Co-Editors Karen Molongoski, Charles Galvin (Seated), Kathleen Charron, John Dunican, Virginia Busha, Carole Laskoski, Joanne Sojka. Co-Editors Sheila Brown, Douglas Kirkpatrick (Seated), Ellen Fleming, Barbara Pelletier, Thomas Cuff, Robert Lapinski, Barbara Potosek. ART STAFF Norma Kells, Editor; (Standing), Ronald Per- vere, George Paulin, Chris- tine Jackson. Kathleen Dzeima, Janice Wirth, Louise Bou- langer, Gladys O ' Shea, Patricia Walsh (Seated). John Millet Editor, (Seated), Judith Brown, Robert Howe, Mary Stotz. TYPISTS REWRITE STAFF Joseph Dlugosz, Editor (Standing), James Swee- ney, Robert Casey, War- ren Thomas, Jr. SPORTS STAFF IN MEMORIAM The day we entered Turners High you were with us Joanne. You walked to your classes, carried your books and wondered how you would make it through that first day. The football games, student assemblies, our first dance, the Freshman Welcome, and the various clubs — all too soon the activities for the year ended; our summer vaca- tions had arrived. We all left the High School after the Final Assembly and went our separate ways, looking forward to the summer and the prospects of our Sophomore year. You looked forward to the next year as eagerly as we Joanne, with hope and ex- citement in your heart. It was at the close of the summer months that His Guiding Hand led you to a greater and happier life. We miss you, Joanne; your warm, friendly smile and your quiet way will always linger in our memories. 41 IVY POEM We leave this alone of permanence Our names and deeds may vanish in the stream of time This ivy: Our memories, all our fleeting joys and sorrows That of us which enters the future and becomes a part of it Our youth The chronicle of our years Strange and wonderful — our years together Our eternity in a moment May it endure. Christine Jackson 43 CLA5S TOriG ) ■ ■ 1 i I • a 1 f( • • ’ IV.I ' - V V « VJ The iTj Ka. ' rvj slioil lead us to the dau ' n of nciu io ' monows 2= — h-f — J-- « « 1 J- J_J -m—C-i Ulth oum 00.1 u cH m m ' vid u t Itaye in sjbitc of qJI ovr soir-rows. The. n-s . -a,- yov xvfc vn fo-S u. ' cJ ( S on our cu -y A lO • • w A i i J • 1 _i J J — a hnirev -cir o f ift cut cKooit Thy h ' tyij uilll bt ol t jto.y. r I , I ,: (jp - j J jn .X 2 t i slow uue, ba-ve to (eco e. yo kU sjoch l.VtfSonA- boJ-o nce u t Kcd 7 i 1 l n J i ■ ■ • 1 — — •— J — « — « -J J 1 o — J — W Wl ' th eX ect-at-iov s Wc- lat ( iirliea oTVid jounnty ovura. d un-cL-f r ' o.id, ILiordJ C IVf fc c rofe ( i I dr) KorKi In the shadows of the early morning hours, we find the Class of ' 61 deep in the dusty depths of the T. F. H. S. cellars, cleaning out all of the souvenirs, the memoirs, and the files that have accumulated in their storage room during the past four years. Similar to the other graduating classes that have preceded them, they too have post- poned this sorrowful task until it is the day of their Final Assembly. Slowly, (and noisily) the graduates drift into the room, a few still wearing their caps and gowns, some still munching on cake left from the Graduation party the night before. With drooping eyelids and aching feet they assemble, their dusters and mops in their hands. The state of the room can best be described in one short sentence: " It ' s a mess!” Amid the empty " coke” bottles, (left by our Senior Play cast) and the mounds of stale potato chip crumbs, (NETOP staff ' s contributioais) a few ambitious individuals begin to clear the odds and ends . . . An old rocking chair someone forgot to return after our first one act play, " The Death of the Hired Man” . . . corn stalks from the Pumpkin Prom — (Officer Krupky ' s tombstone is hidden between the stalks) ... a dinosaur cos- tume minus a tail from the Senior Play ... an old edition of the Netop ... a gun and a dog tag from the " Hills of Bataan” . . . " We can ' t throw these away! There ' s too much sentiment attached to each of these!” . . . The class slowly packs their " treasures” into boxes and shoves them into the corner. " Maybe someday we ' ll be able to use them,” they feebly explain . . . yes, class, maybe someday. We now turn our attention to a filing cabinet in the center of the room. There are streamers of red and white crepe paper sticking out of the drawers; football helmets are piled on top. In the bottom of one of these drawers we find a book. Its cover is purple; its white lettering spells " OUR DIARY, CLASS OF 1961.” " Yes, classmates, our diary. It is almost completed. There remains but one entry to write . . . today ' s. But before we take up our pens, let’s read for the last time, our class’ history. We turn to the first page of our diary, (it’s all marked up with ink blots — messy Freshmen) . . . With an excited and impatient hand our class had written . . . September, 1957 DEAR DIARY TODAY WAS OUR FIRST DAY IN HIGH SCHOOL WHAT MAD CONFUSION TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT CLASSROOMS ON THE RIGHT FLOORS . . . AND THERE ARE SO MANY OF US! A " MR. OAKES " HAD TO ALL BUT LEAD US BY THE HAND. ( WELL, AL- MOST) . . . WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO BE AS DIGNIFIED AS THOSE SENIORS. . . . (STILL CANT UNDERSTAND WHY THAT SENIOR LAUGHED WHEN ONE OF US ASKED ABOUT THE FIRST FLOOR ELEVATOR). What a day that was ... As we turn the pages, the words " Latin”, " Home Ec.”, and " Algebra”, stare back at us. Remember the struggles and the fun? . . . our first praaice teacher in Mr. Connelly’s English I class . . . (our introduaion to Shake- speare, OUCH!) . . . " The Yearling” . . . and we stop at the page in our diary where someone has stuffed a blue paper football . . . The entry is dated . . . Oaober 19, 1957 DEAR DIARY, OUR FIRST HIGH SCHOOL DANCE . . . THE CLASS OF 1958 OF- FICIALLY WELCOMED US AT THE ANNUAL " FRESHMAN HOP " . THE GYM LOOKED MARVELOUS! IT WAS DECORATED IN OUR SCHOOL COLORS, AND PORTRAYED A FOOTBALL FIELD WITH GOAL POSTS AT EACH END, SURROUNDED BY FOOTBALL HEL- METS, MEGAPHONES AND SCHOOL FLAGS ... HOW TERRIFIED WE WERE GOING THROUGH THAT FIRST RECEIVING LINE. WE’VE ALL VOWED " NEVER AGAIN " . . . The pages of the diary that follow this date are filled with excited reports of the Freshman football games, our first Halloween dance, and then; November 27, 1957 DEAR DIARY, T-U-R-N-E-R-S! . . . OOPS, SORRY! (GOT CARRIED AWAY) ... OUR FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY RALLY, AND JUST THINK . . . OUR FRESHMAN CHEERLEADERS CHEERED WITH THE J. V. AND VARSITY SQUADS. (THEY SANG THE " TOUCHDOWN SONG " FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM) . . . CANT WAIT UNTIL THAT YEAR WHEN OUR CHEERLEADERS WILL BE LEADING " THE BIG RALLY " . . . November 28, 1957 DEAR DIARY, WELL, WE DIDNT WIN BUT .OUR CHEERLEADERS EXHIBIT- ED THEIR " VERSATILITY " . (THEY SWUNG THEIR ARMS TOO HIGH WHEN THEY JUMPED AND A FEW OF THEM LOST THEIR FEATHER HEADBANDS) . . . BUT WE DIDNT LAUGH. (NOT TOO MUCH ANYWAY). As we skim over the remaining pages, we read the stories of our high school life that year, from the viewpoint of ' first time”. Isn ' t it difficult to believe that we wrote this only four years ago. The next page of our diary is the beginning of a new section, our Sophomore year — and our first entry in this year reads: September, 1958 DEAR DIARY, WE ELECTED OUR FIRST CLASS OFFICERS. JUST THINK, NOW WE’RE LIKE THE UPPER CLASSES . . . OUR PRESIDENT IS BOBBY CASEY; VICE-PRESIDENT, WARRIE THOMAS; SECRETARY, LINDA DZEIMA; TREASURER, PATTIE PIERCE; HISTORIAN, HELEN FUGERE ... (7F SOMEONE SHOULD ASK US " TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER,” AT LEAST WE’LL HAVE LEADERS). The following pages are filled with the humorous (and serious) incidents that marked our year as " wise fools,” as our Latin II scholars called us. On one page we find the musical notes of our Sophomore Glee Club members. (Remember the first Christmas Concert and our long robes?) . . . our ring committees . . . our J. V. squads . . . the decorating committees . . . that prepared us for: February 7, 1959 DEAR DIARY, THE " CUPID SWING” . . . OUR CLASS SPONSORED THEIR FIRST CLASS ACTIVITY, OUR SOPHOMORE SOCIAL. WE DECORAT- ED THE GYM IN RED AND WHITE STREAMERS, OLD-FASHION- ED VALENTINES, AND DOILY HEARTS (WE NEVER WANT TO SEE ANOTHER DOILY FOR THE REST OF OUR SCHOOL YEARS) . . .TO THE TUNE OP THE JUKE BOX, OUR CLASSMATES WHIRL- ED THEIR PARTNERS. ' THE TINY PAPER HEARTS ON THE GYM FLOOR NO LIGHTER THAN OURS . . . REMEMBER HOW WE VOW- ED " NEVER AGAIN”, ON RECEIVING LINES. WELL, THIS TIME WE HAD OUR OWN. (THE CLASS OFFICERS LOOKED ABSOLUTE- LY PETRIFIED. ' ) I doubt if we’ll ever forget that night ... I know we’ll never want to . . . The result of the many weeks of hard work and co-operation ended with a great big " suc- cess” sign . . .The succeeding months we were busy with band concerts, exams, and King Arthur (English II). The rest of the entries are but hurried notations about Final Assembly, and the promise of the approaching September. We have come to the last half of the diary. It has been the most important part of our -high school years, and the most rewarding. In many respects our personalities were beginning to form into a definite shape . . . September, 1959 DEAR DIARY, WELL, WE’RE UPPER-CLASSMEN NOW . . . WE RE-ELECTED FOUR OF OUR CLASS OFFICERS, AND CHOSE RONNIE CLARK AS OUR NEW VICE-PRESIDENT . . . IT’S GOING TO BE A BUSY YEAR. WE’RE ALL VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW RESPONSIBILITIES . . . AND A LITTLE AFRAID. October, 1959 DEAR DIARY, HOW WONDERFUL IT FEELS TO HAVE YOUR OWN CLASS REPRESENTED AS OFFICERS IN THE VARIOUS CLUBS . . . CANT WAIT UNTIL " JUNIOR WEEK” ARRIVES . . . The days and the pages pass, and we read about the common, everyday classroom occurrences . . . Junior English and Emperor Jones . . . the club activities . . . the con- certs . . . and then the most important week of our Junior year: April 29, 1960 DEAR DIARY, PRIZE SPEAKING. ' THE CURTAIN OPENED AND ONE BY ONE EIGHT OF OUR CLASSMATES GAVE A DRAMATIC RENDITION, BUT THE CURTAIN ALSO OPENED TO REVEAL OUR CLASS TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME. HOW OUR CLASS, PRESENT IN THE AUDIENCE TWISTED AND TORE THEIR PROGRAMS IN NERVOUSNESS FOR THOSE ON THE STAGE. ' . . . THEY ALL DID WONDERFUL WORK, AND WE’RE SO PROUD OF THEM. May 6, I960 DEAR DIARY THIS WAS TRULY THE MOST MEMORABLE OF NIGHTS. ' " ONE ENCHANTED EVENING” IN EVERY WAY. TO SO MANY OF US IT IS THE TREASURED MOMENT . . . OUR FOUNTAIN . . . THE CASTLE . . . THE 5IF 4N5 . . . AND EVERY TINY DETAIL THAT MADE THAT NIGHT SO VERY " SPECIAL”. Yes, Class of ’61, that was our special night in May. A night we’ll always remem- ber. Do you remember the paper flowers scattered on the gym floor, our program girls? (and that " dreamy” orchestra!) . . . and then a few weeks later: May 27, I960 DEAR DIARY, THE LITERARY MEMBERS OF OUR CLASS ISSUED THE LAST 46 EDITION OF THIS YEAR ' S NET OP . . . WE ' RE BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE " HIGH AND MIGHTY " SENIORS ALREADY. The next page of the diary tells of the first time we attended Graduation . . .next year we would be sitting in cap and gown. Our Junior Pro Meritos .. . . the excitement of Final Assembly and Class Day. Yes, class, the following September we entered as Seniors. We began that year little realizing the important role it would play in our lives . . . We have come to the end of that year, and although it still remains vivid in our minds let us read this last part of our diary . . . September, I960 DEAR DIARY OUR SENIOR YEAR. HOW STRANGE IT SEEMS . . . DURING THE SUMMER OUR CLASS SECRETARY WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE QUEEN ' S COURT, FOR THE " MOHAWK TRAIL QUEEN " CON- TEST ...WE RE-ELECTED THE SAME CLASS OFFICERS, AND THEY STARTED THE PREPARATIONS FOR OUR SENIOR-FRESHMAN DANCE . . . October 22, I960 DEAR DIARY, WELL, IT HAPPENED AGAIN . . . THE DANCE WAS A SUC- CESS, BUT MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, WE ENJOYED OURSELVES SO MUCH! . . . THE GYM WAS DECORATED IN A CIRCUS THEME, WITH PINK ELEPHANTS AND BLACK GIRAFFES PRANCING ALL OVER THE PLACE . . . ( WERE WE REALLY AS FRIGHTENED AT OUR FIRST DANCE AS THESE FRESHMEN SEEMED TO BE.’ . . .) . . . AS USUAL VERY FEW OF THE DECORATIONS ARE LEFT FOR MONDAY MORNING CLEAN-UP. The Senior Stroll line, the carousel streamers, both special memories of that night. The next entries are written about our " Pumpkin Prom”, and the Netoppers . . . (Re- member the fake " rumble”, the Bunny Hop and the " Sidewalks of New York?” . . . Our one act plays " Death of the Hired Man”, " The Hills of Bataan” and " Christmas Is a Racket”! . . . Senior Play tryouts in our school library, (It’s still terrorizing to get up in front of our classmates! ) . . . our exams, the exchange concert with Athol for Christmas . . . and all of the Christmas festivities in school we were to witness and take part in for the last time. The next two pages of the diary are devoted to the biggest and most important event of our school years . . . our Senior Play; February 9-10, 1961 DEAR DIARY WHAT NIGHTS! . . . ABSOLUTELY UNFORGETTABLE! . . . THAT DESCRIBES OUR PRODUCTION . . . DINOSAURS . . . MAM- MOTHS . . . FLOODS AND SLINGSHOTS . . . SABINA . . . THE AN- TROBUSES . . . Our Senior Play . . . Will we ever forget Henry, Gladys, and all the rest of the cast, the classmates behind the curtains who lent their hands of encouragement and aid? They were the real troopers the binding of our book . . . (We’re very proud of them). The months of March, April, and May were filled with " last times”. Our Year- book was finally completed and sent into the printers and we turned our attention to the last edition {our last edition) of the Netop . . . We then had to surrender to the Class of ’62 as they took the part of future Seniors. (Had it been but one year ago?) All that was left was Graduation Week . . . June 21, 1961 DEAR DIARY, THE END. (WELL, ALMOST) WE’VE PLAYED OUR LAST PART ON THE T. F. H. S. AUDITORIUM STAGE, ( " GOOFY " PARTS AS USUAL), WE’VE WALKED FROM THE CLASSROOMS AS STUDENTS FOR THE LAST TIME . . . TOMORROW NIGHT . . . June 22, 1961 DEAR DIARY, WE’RE GLAD WE CAN ONLY GRADUATE ONCE. WE COULD NEVER GO THROUGH IT AGAIN . . . OUR HONOR ESSAYISTS, THE SPEAKERS, AND FINALLY THAT DIPLOMA! OUR SENIOR PARTIES AFTER GRADUATION . . . AND NOW .. . All that is left . . . and now not even that . . . We have graduated and are con- sidered alumni. We must now take our pens and write the last entry into our diary. June 23, 1961 DEAR DIARY, THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE WILL WRITE IN YOUR PAGES. TODAY WE WILL ATTEND OUR FINAL ASSEMBLY AND SIT WITH OUR CLASSMATES FOR THE LAST TIME. IN A FEW VERY SHORT HOURS, WE WILL WALK FROM THE AUDITORIUM, AND INTO A NEW LIFE. WE WILL BEGIN A NEW BOOK, OUR DIARY AS INDIVIDUALS. BUT WE WILL ALWAYS TREASURE IN A SPEC- IAL WAY THIS, OUR DIARY, THE HISTORY OF OUR YEARS AT TURNERS HIGH. 47 We four, representing the Class of ' 61, have put our heads together (We’re all black and blue now), and decided that since we are a " literary” class, we all will leave a pocket edition of our " best sellers”. JERRY ARC AND hands over his copy of " How To Quench Your Thrist at the A W” to thirsty Juniors. JEANNE RAST ALLIS leaves " My Years on Tobacco Farms” to Connie Kabaniec. RUTH LEBLANC hands over " Will I Every Learn To Drive?” to Lois Valley. GINO MARGOLA leaves " Sixteen Reasons Why Cheerleaders Make the Best Football Players” to Carol Zmuda. CHICO PAULIN hands over " I Ain’t Here” along with his hidden microphone to Ray Berry. PATTY PIERCE AND BARB PELLETIER leave " How To Pass Geometry” to the up and coming Juniors. MIKE DUNICAN Wves " How To Run a Lodge” to Merrill Davis. SHEILA BROWN leaves a copy of " How To Blush” to Donny Brown. BOBBY HOWE hands over a copy of " I Like To Sing in the Shower” to people who like water in their mouths. CAROLE AND SOJK leave " How To Make Records at Hampton Beach” to Sue Bour- ette and Linda Zschau, and head back to make some more. DOUG KIRKPATRICK AND BOB LAPINSKI leave " How To Write the Class Will on T ime” to future Netoppers. BETTY LYSIAK leaves " Choir Book for High Sopranos” to Rose Marie Emery. JACKIE MILLETT leaves " My Pal Elsie” to Dean Clark. JERRY LEVITRE hands over his copy of " How To Use Old Swords As a Means of Per- suasion” to Mr. Garrahan. LORRAINE NEIPP leaves her book " Records Make the World Go Round” to music lovers. JIMBO SWEENEY hands over " And They Called Me Fragile” to Zoo Zewinski. GAIL OLSON leaves " How To Giggle” to Louise Lockhart. JINt PINE leaves " How Not To Do Chem and Physics Experiments” to Turners High scientists. JUDY SELL leaves " My Little Sports Cars” to Phil Kuczewski. LARRY OSTROWSKI leaves " Yak Shei Masche” to the Polish people. PHIL SZENHER leaves a book entitled " Backyard Beatniks” to Vincent Robinson. PHIL SHERIDAN leaves " The King ' s Man” to Richie Thayer. CAROL BUREK leaves " Who Is Schultz?” to Ginger Dauphinais. BUTCH CAOUETTE leaves " How To-lmpress Girls” to all Don Juans. ELLIE leaves " What Happened To My Bubble Hair-Do?” to Carol Baker. BOB BOUCHER hands over " How To Dabble” to Artists. GERMAINE BOURDEAUX leaves " Library Books” to Sharon Ambrose. RON CLARK leaves a copy of " Sixteen Reasons Why Football Players Make the Best Cheerleaders” to John Zywna. LENORA KOSTECKI hands over " How To Drive a Falcon” to Fran Duncan. PV leaves a book entitled " My Own Book of Math Theorems That Miss Lindsay Wouldn’t Accept” to Noel Potter. RUBY WILLIAMS leaves " How To Wash Dishes Efficiently” to the future Seniors. KOOTZ leaves " I Made District Chorus” to someone with a voice like his. HAROLD REIL leaves " The Quiet Man” to Paul Ellis. PAT WALSH leaves " The Marching Manual” to Linda Downes. GENE CAOUETTE hands over a copy of " How To Do Physics in Ten Minutes” to Gene Piasecki. LOUISE BOULANGER leaves her copy of " Add Three Inches to Your Height With Elevated Shoes” to Carol Biano. OVILINA WOJNAR leaves " I Hear Wedding Bells” to people in love. JERRY PERKINS leaves " How To Eat All the Time and Still Keep Your Figure” to Dickie Slaeunwhite. NORMA FREDETTE hands over a copy of " Chemistry with Mr. G.” to Shirley Klepadlo. KEN PEARSON leaves " My Jokes Are Better Than Jack Paar’s " to Lenny Desautels. JANICE WIRTH AND GEORGE PAULIN leave " How To Fill a Piano Bench’’ to the Music department. CHUCKIE PIERCE hands over " How I Overcame Shyness” to Gordy Pfersick. SIS O’SHEA hands over " The Luck of the Irish” to Liz McCarthy. BERNIE MINER hands over his copy of " Mountain Climbing” to the Mt. Toby goats. PETE MAC INTYRE hands over " Modern Indian Scouts Named Squanto” to Steve Gulo. DONNA BELLEMARE leaves her book " How To Measure Seats at the Kim Toy Res- taurant” to Norma Sweeney. JUDY BROWN hands over " How To Disturb French Teachers” to " Marty” Luey. LEON DUBRIEL leaves " Soda Jerk’s Manual” to other soda jerks. YVONNE BOIVIN leaves her edition of " How Dimples Win You Friends” to Noreen Baird. " RAPID” CASEY leaves " How I Almost Made Glee Club” to " Killer”. PAUL PETRUSKI hands over " How To Stroll Without Tripping” to his brother John. FRENCHIE AND BARB hand over their book " We Met Paul Anka!” to Noreen Molongoski. J. OLIVER EMOND leaves a copy of " How To Wear Suspenders” to Steve Kocis. NORMA KELLS leaves " Paper Swans Don’t Float” to future Prom decorators. BUTCH DLUGOSZ leaves " How To Avoid the Magic Five” to Lee Perkins. SANDY DUNCAN hands over " Polish Your Dancing Shoes” to Bruce Yukl. JUDY SLATKAVITZ leaves " Meditation” to Janice Bourdeaux. WARRIE THOMAS hands over " Fo Mo Co " to next year’s football team. ' Porque Nada ! ! ! ” LINDA DZEIMA leaves " Afternoons of Cheering’ to Andrea Lamoreaux. SANDY KULCH leaves " So You Would Like To Lead A Band?” to Junior twirlers. PETE CROSSMAN leaves a book on " Building Furniture” to Ernie Lafleur. BUDDY DESBIEN AND TOM CUFF leave " How To Defend the Big City of Millers Falls in Arguments” to Bobby Savage. BUSTER AND BILL CHASE leave " Collecting Arrowheads Can Be Fun” to Captain Turner. EEN CHARRON ha ds over " How To Cure Nervousness” to Pat Makarewicz. KI leaves " How To Successfully Run a Barber Shop” to Ronnie Dobosz. MIKE O’HARA hands over " Have Cello — Will Travel” to join the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. GINGER BUSHA turns in " How To make Cold Pizza Taste Good” to Judy Crossman. GREG KUSMESKUS hands over " My Football Shoes Pinch” to Dougie Reil. SUE LANFAIR AND SANDY LETOURNEAU hand over " How To Keep Basketball Sneakers Clean” to Sarah Lizotte. JOAN MALEK hands over " Battered Nails and Broken Typewriters” to Carole Gaines. SALLY LETOURNEAU leaves " Carhopping Made Easy” to a,nyone who wants to work in the summer. JINGLES leaves " Um Cha Cha Choo Cha” to Chubby Checker to use as a follow-up to the Twist. FRED EBELING leaves " Girls Prefer Blondes” to Bobby Kozik. DEDE FEYRER AND MARY STOTZ leave " How To Stay Friendly With Your Neighbors” to Judy Humphrey and Jackie Jenkins. RALPH FRONCKUS turns in his " Art Books” to Louie Krol. JESSE hands over " How To Be the King of ' L’ Street” to John Reipold. RONNIE THOMAS leaves " The Perfect System” to Ronnie Pearce. MARY ELLEN BORTHWICK leaves a book " Successful Parties” to Sharon Hilliard. SKIP GAL ' VIN leaves " How To Tell Good Jokes (For a Change)” to Mr. Galvin. CHRIS JACKSON leaves a voliune of " My Poetry” to every T. F. H. S. student as she seeks recruits for the sanatarium. DOUG KUKLEWICZ hands over " How To Out-Talk History Teachers” to Gary Simons. MURIEL RUSSELL leaves " A Spanish Dictionary” so future Spanish students will know what Mr. Connelly says. DICKER GRADER leaves " How To Put Jelly in Doughnuts” to Dave Krejmas. JEANNE PRUNIER hands over " The Advantages of Short People” to Cathy Dion. Finally, the Seniors leave to their home room teachers the book entitled " A Summer of Peace” ! ! ! ! CLASS OF ’61, REPRESENTED BY; CAROLE LASKOSKI BOB LAPINSKI JOANNE SOJKA DOUG KIRKPATRICK 51 Craftsman Mental Block Handy Man Bugbear Girard F. Arcand, Jr. " Like ” Dobie Gillis Someone who puts on an act Donna M. Bellemare " Well! I tell ya!” Mr. O’Doherty Walking on high heels Yvonne M. Boivin " Oh dear!” Dalton Homework Germaine F. Bordeaux " You creep.” Popeye Parents Mary Ellen Borthwick " Let me clue ya.” ’’’Big Daddy” Margola’s jokes Robert P. Boucher " Hello, dear.” Girls Driving with Ruth LeBlanc and Jean Margola Louise M. Boulanger " I’ll be dipped.” " Tough!” Paul Anka Doug Kirkpatrick’s jokes! Judith A. Brown Mr. Galvin Boys cracking knuckles Sheila P. Brown " ' Good Heavens!” Don’t know do ya? ???? Carol V. Burek " Wow!” Mr. D. j. M. K. Virginia I. Busha " What a panic!” Peter Pierce Walking to school Gene H. Caouette " I don’t believe ya!” Mama Getting up before 10 A. M. Joseph A. Caouette, Jr " Hi! Sweets!” Castro Senior History class Robert L. Casey " Don’t go away mad, just go away!” Nikita Kruschev Mr. Galvin’s jokes Kathleen A. Charron " Ya know what I mean!” Mr. Liberies Noisy people Lewis N. Chase, Jr. " Thanks for nothing.” Fred Bremner Bragging William H. Chase " What’s your problem?” My Gun People Ronald A. Clark " In the mitt!” Yogi Berra Flirts Alfred E. Courtemanche, Jr. " Shut up your mouth!” My broom Baldheaded basketball players Peter F. Crossman " Man, I ' ll say!” My saw Crooked nails j| Nervousness Thomas E. Cuff " What’s up?” Calm people Lucien M Desbien " Yeah man!” Ron Burton Girls Joseph F. Dlugosz " Swinging!” Betsy W. Thomas Leon P. Dubreuil " Censored.” Bernie Fournier Cowboys on the water Sandra L. Duncan " Guess what!” Fred Astaire " Not working” slip from Mr. Oakes J. Michael Dunican " Yea Gad’s!” ’53 Studebaker Gym Kathleen E. Dzeima " Don tease me.” Patrick Allen People who are moody Fred Ebeling " Real Cool Man.” Dragstrips Slow drivers John O. Emond " Say, now!” My ulcer Work Edna R. Feyrer " That bugs me.” Mr. Garrahan Mother’s curfew Ellen C. Fleming " You think so??” Mr. Galvin Freshmen (at dances) Norma Fredette " Twerp.” " Take advantage of the gifts bestowed upon you.” Richard Diamond Judy’s driving the Jaguar Ralph I. Fronckus Norman Rockwell Sophisticated people Helen M. Fugere " Let’s stroll!” Period 5 Senior English Class Pumpkins Charles H. Galvin, Jr. " Gee! You look good today! Who’s your undertaker?” My papa English IV Richard S. Grader " Think the rain will ruin the rhubarb?” Fidel Castro’s beard Hot Rod Chevs Robert L. Howe " That’ll be two dollars please.” Pontiac cars Bossy women Christine A. Jackson " Why???” Heathcliff Insincerity Walter M. Juskiewicz " Oh come on!” " Pogo” Gzooks Norma L. Kells " Verdad!” Vincent Van Gogh Routine Douglas Kirkpatrick " Are you kidding me. or what?” Jose Gimenez Well. I tell ya. . . . Lenora H. Kostecki " Hold the line, will ya?” Jim Boys who think they know it all Douglas E. Kuklewicz " Doesn’t look good!” Myself of course Intellectual English teachers Sandra J. Kulch " Encadence. Te-en-Hut!” Mr. Oakes The person who won’t try Gregory Kuzmeskus " What are you, a clown or something?” Mr. Bassett Fickle girls Susan A. Lanfair " Always!” Herman the Mouse People who make me get off the phone Robert W. Lapinski " What a mess!” 52 Paladin Lawrence Welk i ! Craftsman t Mental Block Handy Man Bugbear Carole A. Laskoski " I like your nerve!” " The Tiger” Unco-operative people 1 Ruth LeBlanc ”Oh no!” The Three Stooges Driving 1 Ronald R. Lenois " Raunchy” Certain People English 1 Sally Letourneau " Hey there!” Richard’s Drive-In Difficult customers 1 Sandra K. Letourneau " I don’t care.” Mr. Robinson Basketball praaice 1 Gerald L. LeVitre " For crying out loud!” Carolyn Green. (G.H.S.) Short-haired, grey-haired, 1 monsters 1 Betty A. Lysiak " Oh you know it!” Fabian School 1 Peter M. MacIntyre " Never give up the ship!” Frank Gifford Whacky drivers I Joan Malek " What did you say?” Gardner McKay Censorship 1 Jean E. Margola " You never know!” " Yogi” Donna’s singing 1 John B. Millett " Oh no! Not again!” Mighty Manfred Freshmen, (at dances) 1 Bernard R. Miner " Who’s she?” Ted Williams Yankees I Karen Molongoski " You’re out of your ever-loving mind!” Ronny Imprompt people 1 Lorraine Neipp ' " Very funny” Ricky Nelson Being called " Baby” 1 Michael H. O’Hara " Bisquets!” Caesar Franck Rock ’n Roll I Gail Olson " Tremendous!” Nod Cowboys Gladys M. O’Shea " You know what I mean!” Mom Dad Reckless drivers Larry Ostrowski " Yes, Miss Reum, I’ll throw my gum in the basket.” Teachers Those bleached help slips George A. Paulin " Stay out of trouble and you’ll be lonesome!” My mop Six shooters that shoot 40 times Robert E. Paulin " C’mon! Will ya?” Bob Cousy Staying home on Saturday nights Albert E. Pearce, Jr. " Isn’t that tremendous!” Ted Williams Math Kenneth G. Pearson, Jr. " That’s beside the point!” Sam Huff Greenfield football team Barbara C. Pelletier " Why not?” Connie Francis Baby pictures Gerald R. Perkins " What cha get?” James Brown Squarito Ronald J. Pervere " Check the oil!” Chrysler Corporation Fo Mo Co and G. M. C. Paul M. Petruski " Cut it out!!” Maynard Crebs Teachers Patricia A. Pierce " I beg to differ with you!” Franny Lopatka Moody people James J. Pine " What am I doing here?” Ted Williams ??? Barbara A. Potosek " Icky!” Jimmy Piersall People who don’t appreciate Paul Anka Jeanne Prunier " I kid you not!” John Beatniks Jeanne Rastallis " You kr.othead!” Peter Gunn Ginger eating my food Harold R. Riel " Im sure!” Mr. Donovan Girls Muriel E. Russell " Yikos!” Frankie Avalon My brother Judith A. Sell " Oh beans!” Mort Sahl Jaguars Philip W. Sheridan " It doesn’t look good at all!” Bobby Layne Nikita Kruschev Judith A. Slatkavitz " C’mon you kids!” Peter Rabbit Boys Joanne M. Sojka " I don’t see that dog!” Frankie Stuck-up people Mary M. Stotz " How come?” Mr. Fugere Showoffs James Sweeney " That’s beside the point!” Nash An English teacher Phillip Szenher " Why am I happy?” Henry Cabot Lodge Fidel Castro Ronald R. Thomas " What is this?” Lucky Luciano Slow horses Warren D. Thomas, Jr. ’’Tolerable” Fo Mo Co powered A gas J. Dlugosz Patricia L. Walsh " I think?” Someone! Me Ruby M. Williams " Hey!” Pat Boone History!! Janice Wirth " Oh you farmer!” Andy Robustelli’s Girl’s Gym Ovilina R. Wojnar " Oh gosh!” Mickey Mantle 53 Boys J. DLUGOSZ " Like my new haircut?” S. DUNCAN " Maybe they’ll teach me to dance! " L. DESBIEN K. DZIEMA " Togetherness " E. FEYRER " Quick, 1 can’t sit much longer!” E. FLEMING " Ain’t I sweet? " N. FREDETTE " When’s dinner?” C. GALVIN " Want to play ball?” r H. FUGERE " If I don’t hang on I’ll tall!” R. HOWE " Four wheels and overdrive!” W. JUSKIEWICZ " Gee, ain’t 1 cute?” N. KELLS Where’d it go?” L. KOSTECKI " I want to go to the ball too!” M. DUNICAN ’Tally-Ho!” R. FRONCKUS " Happy Birthday to me! " C. JACKSON " Shirley Temple?” pin?” 55 S. KULCH " I’m heading for Swan Lake!” C. LASKOSKI " What, me a grouch? " SANDY LETOURNEAU " Me, tough?” J. MARGOLA " I’d like to wring your neck!” G. KUZMESKUS Just call me Poncho!” B. MINER " Pine time to take a picture!” P. MaciNTYRE " They called me Hercules!” R. LAPINSKI J " Oh, 1 just invent things! " ] ' R. LeBLANC " Look, Ma, no cavities!” G. LeVITRE " Please help me, they’re falling! " J. MILLET " I wish I had my boxing gloves!” S. LANFAIR " Tell me a story. Daddy?” R. LENOIS " Uncle Sam needs you!” SALLY LETOURNEAU " Devil or Angel!” t ■■ I ■■ ■■■ I II II •! ■■ iin •I II n n III II H J. MALEK " Think!” K. MOLONGOSKI " Who said I need a permanent?” 56 I I ■ L. NEIPP f " Now look, ya can ' t shoot these ducks! " L. OSTROWSKI " I want to he wanted. " I K. PEARSON " Don’t worry, I haven’t got it lit. " m vD P. PETRUSKI " Me! Bashful? " M. O ' HARA " Hurry up! My smile will freeze! " G. PAULIN " These are my people. " B. PELLETIER " Laugh at my knees? " Wham! P. PIERCE " Hurry up, 1 haven’t got dl day! " G. OLSON " No, I’m not off my rocker! " R. PAULIN " I can’t walk that line straight!” G. J. PERKINS " I’m gonna be a cheerleader!” B. POTOSEK " Think I’ll make it? " G. O ' SHEA " Only the Irish ride in style!” A. PEARCE " Oh, I wouldn’t say its cold out. " R. PERVERE " No body touches this can!” J. PRUNIER " She’s mine. " 57 J. RASTALLIS " Someone help me, please?” H. REIL " We go together. " M. RUSSELL " Say cheese! " ■[ J. SLATKAVITZ " Isn’t she cute? " M. STOTZ " What is this madness? " J. SWEENEY " Boy! Does it taste good! " P. SZENHER " Just call me freckles. ” J. WIRTH " Is that what they call a camera? " O. WOJNAR " Want to play pat-a-cake? " 58 JUNIOR PRIZE SPEAKING The orchestra has played the last note and the Turners Falls High School curtain unfolds upon the 45th annual Junior Prize Speaking Contest. The audience is hushed and tense with expectation as the eight members of the class of 1961 individually present their dramatic renditions. After the many weeks of rehearsal under the able direction of Mr. Maurice Donovan, the final seconds have arrived and on April 29, I960 at 8 P.M. the program begins; Sandra Duncan, " At the Declam Contest”; Warren Thomas, " Solid Gold Cadillac”; Helen Fugere, Riders to the Sea”; James Sweeney, Emperor Jones”; Christine Jackson, " The Cruci- fixion”; Douglas Kuklewicz, " The Big Game”; Bar- bara Potosek, " Mary Stuart”; Phillip Szenher, " Swan Song”. The last echo of applause has died away, and the eight prize speakers are seated in the front row of the auditorium. The contestants are presented medals for their participation in the contest, and then anxiously await the decision of the judges, Mr. John Baldwin, Mrs. Samuel Yeager, and Mr. Wayne A. Smith. The winners are announced; Honorable men- tion, Sandra Duncan; third prize goes to Warren Thomas, Jr.; second prize is given to Douglas Kukle- wicz; first prize awarded to Phillip Szenher. This long awaited event is now a memory, but the class of 1961 will remember with pride that special night in April, I960. 60 JUNIOR PROM The hands of the clock moved slowly to the eighth hour. The chimes rang and " One Enchanted Evening” began. Each princess was escorted to a land of castles, swans, and fountains by her prince. Each lad and lassie was enchanted by the music of Dick Perry’s orchestra and the gowns of each girl blended to display a rainbow of swirling colors. The clock struck eleven and " One Enchanted Evening” ended, leaving fond memories of our " One Big Night”, May 6, I960 — our Junior Prom. PRO MERITO SOCIETY The Pro Merito Society is made up of students who have come to realize the importance of education by maintaining a B average or better throughout their four years of high school. It is one of the most influential organizations at Turners High. It claims as its members the following students of the Class of ’61: Louise Boulanger, Judith Brown, Sheila Brown, Virginia Busha, Robert Casey, Joseph Dlugosz, Michael Dunican, Ellen Fleming, Helen Fugere, Charles Galvin, Jr., Christine Jackson, Norma Kells, Carole Laskoski, Ruth LeBlanc, John Millett, Karen Molongoski, Barbara Potosek, Mary Stotz, Ronald Thomas, and Phillip Szenher. We are proud to have this select group in our class and we wish them success in the future. We will always remember their contribu- tions to our class. 62 GUIDANCE COUNCIL Capably guiding us through our four years at Turners High, the assistance of our counselors has proved invaluable. Their patience and advice helped us to find answers to pur many problems. We will long remember the sound advice we received from them in the selection of our courses and in the discussions pertaining to our progress. We will forever be grateful for the tireless effort which they displayed in aiding us in furthering our ed ucation. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS In our world of today when we need to understand the problems and desires of our foreign neighbors, it is necessary that we establish a basis of common under- standing. The study of foreign languages is becoming increasingly important, and students at Turners Falls High School are venturing into such languages. Lessons taught in formal French classes are put into practical use with monthly meetings of the French Club. Leading the group this year, with Mr. Routhier serving as advisor, were Helen Fugere, President; Martha Luey, Vice-President; Barbara Potosek, Secretary; and Carl Hoynoski, Treasurer. The speaking of the French language is emphasized at these meetings, at which both entertainment and refreshments are served. THE ART CLUB The distinction of being the largest organization in the school belongs to Miss O ' Brien ' s Art Club. Th e activities of the artistically adventurous were directed by officers Ralph Fronckus, President; Alfred Courtemanche, Vice-President; Joseph Simanki, Sec- retary; and Treasurer, Karen Molongoski. The climax of the year’s program was the annual trip to the art museums and shops of Boston for one memorable day. THE HISTORY CLUB The Election Year brought a lively debate to the History Club. Under the guid- ance of Mr. Garrahan, the officers, President, Douglas Kuklewicz; Vice-President, Charles Galvin; Secretary, Patricia Pierce; and Treasurer, Virginia Busha, held a political debate. The club also held a poll in which the results followed the nation’s vote for President. Another debate on the subject " Should Capital Punishment be Abolished in Massachusetts ” was led by the Junior members with Joseph Simanski and Steven Gulo debating for the affirmation, Sara Lizotte and Sharon Hilliard for the negation of Capital Punishment. This club is the second largest in the High School. 64 COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB The March of Dimes, the Heart Fund, the Fatten Memorial Hospital Drive, and the United Fund, all worthy causes are aided in many ways by the Community Service E Club. Since there are no officers in this distinguished club, they must work as a unit. Under the able guidance of Miss Helen McGillicuddy, members of the four classes in the High School give their time and effort to help the less fortunate in their community. I CHESS CLUB The Chess Club, a recently formed club, meets nearly every Wednesday for their exciting games. Philip Sheridan was elected as president of the club this year. They are ably advised by Mr. Robinson and claim a number of Senior members: Michael O’Hara, Ronald Thomas, Douglas Kuklewicz, and James Pine. 65 Aw ' ' THE BAND A trumpet fanfare! A roll of drums! At the football half-time shows our band marched with snappy precision. This same ability was noted at the Western Massachusetts Music Festival in Greenfield and at other parades. Under the expert direction of Mr. Liberies, our versatile band presented concerts with tones harmonizing in the quality of varied numbers. Their Senior officers were: Janice Wirth, Secretary; Virginia Busha, Librarian; Sheila Brown, Librarian. Michael O’Hara, and Mary Ellen Borthwick were also Senior band members. SWINGSTERS In their unique style the Swingsters combined talent and training to play jazz, waltzes, or fox trots. Led by Mr. Liberies on trumpet or sax, this group provided rhythmic arrangements for several acts in the Variety Show and for the receptio n after the return Christmas Concert, given in honor of the visiting Athol Glee Clubs. The Senior members of this organization are Janice Wirth, Virginia Busha, and Sheila Brown. ORCHESTRA This group of talented musicians welcomed the audiences at school assemblies. Junior Prize Speaking, Senior Play, Class Day, and Commencement Exercises. Under the direction of Mr. Brigham, they certainly must be given credit for their fine performances. Mike O’Hara, the only Senior in the group, led the faithful crew of underclassmen. BOYS GLEE CLUB Under the direaion of Miss Argy, the Boys Glee Club sang at the Christmas Concert, our Christmas Assembly, the Football Banquet, the Spring Music Festival and the Spring musical production. Their elected Senior officers are: President, Alfred Courtemanche, Jr.; Vice-President, Leon Dubreuil; and Ronald Pervere, Librarian. GIRLS GLEE CLUB The Girls’ Glee Qub has again proved their worth as a musical organization at the Turners Falls Fligh School. They presented the Christmas Concert, participated in the Spring Festival, and took part in the musical production in the Spring. With Miss Argy as their director, the Glee Club worked together to produce some delight- ful entertainment. Senior officers for the club were; Ellen Fleming, President; Judith Slatkavitz, Vice-President; Sheila Brown, Secretary; Gladys O ' Shea, Treasurer; Mary Margaret Stotz, Librarian. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS " The Turners’ Locomotive is coming on through! Oh, what a cargo it carries for you!” Ten pert performers under the leadership of Captain Judy Slatkavitz, displayed talent, spirit, leadership, and sportsmanship. Outfitted in stylish uniforms these girls added color and spark to the excitement and confusion of the games. They were: Kathleen, Charron, Linda Dzeima, Yvonne Boivin, Karen Plante, Carol Zmuda, Carole Laskoski, Frances Duncan, Shirley Klepadlo, and Jeanne Margola. JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS " Ship Ahoy!”, here come the J.V.’s captained by Judy Crossman. The vigorous practice sessions of these girls resulted in a great deal of success for their team. Not only did these girls display their fine talents but they also were an extra attraction at both football and basketball games. These girls were: Pamela Lenois, Andrea Lamoureaux, Carolyn Cossett, Irene Wallner, Susan Bourette, Sandra Reagan, Barbara Burnham, and Marion Houseman. TWIRLERS Ability, sportsmanship, and charm were displayed as the twirlers practiced the half-time show for next Saturday’s game, a street drill for the Music Festival, or while teaching interested girls the technique of twirling. Long hours of work rewarded these thirteen girls with a successful and enjoyable season. Seniors on the squad include Drum Majorette, Sandra Kulch; Captain, Joanne Sojka; plus Karen Molongoski, Patricia Pierce, Jeanne Prunier, and Jeanne Rastallis. OFFICE GIRLS Working under Miss Patricia Smith, the office girls assumed the various clerical duties of the school. These girls relinquished study periods to sign passes, carry notices, and run errands. The Senior members, Jean Margola, Joanne Sojka, and Karen Molongoski, along with the underclassmen, deserve credit for their service and loyalty. SENIOR BANK DAY CASHIERS Under the supervision of Miss Little, Bank Day Cashiers collected the students’ savings every Tuesday. In the complex Bank Day procedure they applied knowledge learned in bookkeeping classes to prepare the records and the transfer of the deposits to the Crocker Institution for Savings. Senior cashiers are: Yvonne Boivin, Edna Feyrer, Sandra Kulch, Gladys O’Shea, Jeanne Rastallis, Louise Boulanger, Janice Wirth, Lenora Kostecki, Ruth LeBlanc, Patricia Walsh, Ovilina Wojnar, Jean Margola, with Mary Stotz and Robert Howe as head cashiers. LIBRARY AIDES These girls, who donated their time during study and homeroom periods, relieved Miss McGillicuddy of much of the work that befalls her as Librarian. They have assisted bewildered students in choosing books and research material. The position of a Library Aide has trained these girls to accept and carry out responsibilities. The training they received will give service to them in the future. DRIVER EDUCATION Alertness, co-ordination, caution, and clear thinking — all are valuable to the stu- dent driver. Mr. Fugere instructs those who have successfully passed their classroom training and have a knowledge of the basic laws of driving. While acquiring certain skills under Mr. Fugere’s careful instruction, these students encountered actual driving situations. The training received will be valuable to those who hold the power of the wheel. HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Under the capable leadership of Miss Reum, the Home Economics Club has played an essential part in school activities. Its service at all home football games provided refreshments for hungry spectators. One of its most important accomplish- ments was the annual Football Banquet, given at the end of the football season, for the football players and their guests. For this event, the Home Economics Club pre- pared and served a full-course turkey dinner. Other events included in the years sched- ule were a Christmas party and a tea that the girls prepared for their own enjoyment. The Home Economics course teaches the important fundamentals of modern home- making. MANUAL TRAINING Manual Training, under the direction of Mr. Kossakoski has become an important part of Turners Falls High School. It acquaints the students with every phase of machinery and woodwork. It is necessary to divide the classes into two groups. The Freshmen and the Ad- vanced Groups each have their various projects. The former group has one major project which usually is to construct a piece of woodwork. The projects are judged after the students have completed them. The advanced group studies drafting, advanced methods of woodworking, and machinery. When the students graduate they are fully capable of doing shopwork. With its continued improvement under Mr. Kossakoski the Manual Training course continues to rise on our high school curriculum. 73 CAFETERIA New managers were welcomed to our cafeteria. During the past year Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Steiger, and Mrs. Kuklewicz provided the daily meal and served light lunches at recess. CUSTODIANS Thanks to our two custodians, Mr. Courtemanche and Mr. Beauchamp, our high school is always kept neat and clean. Only with their friendliness and co- operation were we able to accomplish so much in all we undertook. These two men are " Jacks of all Trades” who are always around to help us when we need them. f ' THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN” The complex production of the one act play, ' The Death of the Hired Man,” adapted by Jay Reid Gold from the narrative poem by Robert Frost, was the first of the year’s dramatic activities. As important as the setting and the New England tone was the unresolved conflict between education and experience as ex- pressed in the words of Silas, the hired man, (characterized by Phillip Szenher). The atmosphere of the New England stoicism was broken as Warren, the undemonstrative farmer, played by James Sweeney, and Mary, his quietly sympathetic wife, enacted by Christine Jack- son, violently discussed Silas’ future and the true meaning of a home. ' The fleeting presence of Edna, a typical small town talebearer, portrayed by Mary Ellen Borthwick, at the beginning of the play, relieved the pervading feeling of discontent and unhappiness. The dominant theme was carried out as the death of Silas brought the play to a truly heart-rending climax. Responsible for the technical effects which made " The Death of the Hired Man,” a most impressive performance was Gerald LeVitre. " THE HILLS OF BATAAN” On November 10, the house lights in the Turners Falls High School Auditorium dimmed, as the Senior Class prepared to present the one act play, " The Hills of Bataan,” in observance of Veteran’s Day. Joseph Dlugosz portrayed the Soldier of Bataan, reliving his past. Ronald Pervere, the Unknown Soldier, and the following ; supporting cast helped the Soldier recall his past life and his pur- pose, like that of numerous American boys, in fighting for his country: Sheila Brown, the Mother; Charles Galvin, Jr., the town banker; Ellen Fleming, the sister; Louise Boulanger, her friend; ' Warren Thomas, Jr., the typical country store keeper; Gladys , O’Shea, a customer; Karen Molongoski, the sweetheart; and Judith Slatkavitz, her mother. I Within an hour the curtain fell, the applause died, and once again the auditorium was filled with noisy students. This play has been presented, and is now completed, but will always remain with the Class of ’61. " CHRISTMAS IS A RACKET” As Mistress of Ceremonies, Ruby Williams introduced our Christmas Assembly and play. Mr. Host, portrayed by Robert Casey, had started a movement to abolish Christmas. His colleagues in the movement were his wife J ane, played by Linda Dzeima, their friends Mr. and Mrs. Guest, Stephen Gulo and Donna Bellemare. Under the influence of Sarah Lizotte as Ann, and Susan Lanfair as Barbara, together with the season’s festivities, the efforts to abolish Christmas quickly faded with amusing results. THE CLASS OF 1961 PRESENTS " THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH " A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS BY THORNTON WILDER TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL FEBRUARY 9 AND 10, 1961 SENIOR PLAY When the play was over, when the laughter was muted and the seats stood out like empty ghosts under the dim reflection of a lone backstage light; as we vigorously scrubbed the last stains of make-up from our faces, not quite wishing it would dissolve, feeling a little like the empty seats, we remembered " The Skin of Our Teeth " , the comedy in the yellow book by Thornton Wilder, famous, and unconven- tional playwright. On stage — and off, we remember so well the characters Sabina, Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, Henry, Gladys, the Fortune Teller, the Dinosaur and Mammoth, the Muses, and the Conveneers. We hear the echo of chairs being ripped from the floor, the planets walking — humor, but then the pathos of Henry, the folly of George, and the characteristic conformity of Sabina. There were other characters, ushers, a broadcast official, a stage manager, a doc- tor, a professor, a telegraph boy, committees, stage- hands and coaches — in this drama, that symbolized a greater and possibly more enigmatic one, the one in which we must inevitably appear, without script or cues, without prompters or coaches, alone. " They tried to prevent my living . . " Mark my words before it’s too late! " Stop squirming! THE CAST Announcer Sabina Mrs. Antrobus Gladys Henry Dinosaur Mammoth Telegraph Boy Mr. Antrobus Doctor Professor Judge Homer Miss E. Muse Miss T. Muse Miss M. Muse Ushers Drum Majorettes Conveneers Fortune Teller Chair Pushers Broadcast Official Monkey Conveneer Assistant Broadcast Official Defeated Candidate Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Mr. Tremayne Hester Ivy Fred Bailey Charles Galvin, Jr. Christine Jackson Helen Fugere Kathleen Charron John Millett Carole Laskoski Louise Boulanger Alfred Courtemanche, Jr. Gerald Perkins, Jr. Alfred Courtemanche, Jr. Douglas Kuklewicz James Sweeney John Fmond Sheila Brown Linda Dzeima Jean Margola Richard Grader, John Fmond Sandra Kulch, Joanne Sojka George Paulin, Gerald LeVitre, Lewis Chase, Donna Bellemare, Sandra Duncan, Ruby Williams Karen Molongoski Robert Lapinski, Alfred Courtemanche, Jr., Douglas Kuklewicz Lucicn Desbicn Louise Boulanger .... John Fmond William Chase Phillip Szenher Janice Wirth James Sweeney Barbara Potosek Norma Kells John Fmond 78 CREDITS Directed by Mr. Maurice F. Donovan Assistant to the Coach Mary Margaret Stotz Stage Manager Gerald LeVitre Assistants Kenneth Pearson, Robert Lapinski, John Emond, Richard Grader, William Chase, Lewis Chase Properties Kenneth Pearson, Ellen Fleming, Chairmen Sandra Letourneau, Edna Feyrer, Barbara Pelletier, Judy Brown, Patricia Pierce, Lucien Desbien, Robert Lapinski, George Paulin, Jean Rastallis, Virginia Busha, Lorraine Neipp, Lenore Kostecki, Donna Bellemare, Ronald Pervere Costumes Susan Lanfair, James Sweeney, Chairmen Ronald Clark, Patricia Walsh, Judith Slatkavitz, Mary Ellen Borthwick, Carol Burek, Gladys O’Shea, Norma Fredette Make-up Norma Kells, Chairman Judith Slatkavitz, Patricia Pierce, Janice Wirth, Ruth LeBlanc Lenora Kostecki, Linda Dzeima, Gladys O’Shea Business Manager Warren Thomas, Jr. Assistants John Millett, Linda Dzeima Ruth LeBlanc, Yvonne Boivin, Sally Letourneau, Jeanne Prunier, Judith Sell, Lenora Kostecki, Patricia Pierce, Virginia Busha, Jean Rastallis Lighting Gerald LeVitre, Kenneth Pearson Sound Effects Lenora Kostecki High School Orchestra Warren Brigham, Director 79 PROLOGUE Sports play a vital and important role in the life of many high school students because they cultivate physical strength and mental alertness. Though an average classroom achievement is required of each player, a stronger incentive to reach even higher grades is created. Participation in sports also teaches a boy to co-operate with his fellow students and to understand the qualities of good sportsmanship. In many schools sports are more important than scholastic abilty, however, here at Turners a balance exists. They are essential but do not dominate a student’s life. Which sport is the most prominent at Turners? In the Fall foot- ball is the most popular, though every sport is just as important as any other in its respective season. Track and tennis are growing rapidly at Turners. The tremendous success they have had for the past three years is the reason for this increase in popularity, but victories should not mean just a win to the member of any team. It should be a victory over one self, a moral victory. When he finally reaches this peak of perfection he is ready to meet his opponent on the playing field, or on the field of life. When he wins he has achieved that all-important victory; he has reached a degree of self-knowledge — the ultimate goal of success. School spirit is something which everyone connects with sports, though not realized greatly, this feeling is also present in dramatics, clubs, and any other organization involved in the school. The student tries to do his best in making his activity excel. In attempting to do this he instills spirit in the whole student body. This spirit is a vital part in keeping a school on the highest level. It is this pride which no school can do without. 81 T CLUB The " T ” Club has taken on a new perspective this year. It has long been an honorary society for boys who have earned a letter in a varsity sport. This year, while the means of becoming a mem- ber have been retained, the club has become active. Under the athletic director, the club has elected officers, held meetings and aided in prompting many activities in and about the school. We hope it might give incentive to those who are a little bit shy of athletics to go out for this type of activity. The officers are; Warren Thomas, President; James Sweeney, Vice-President; Ronald Lenois, Secretary; Robert Casey, Treasurer. The members number twenty-six. They are: Ronald Clark, Alfred Courtemanche, Jr., Lucien Dcsbien, Joseph Dlugosz, John Emond, Gregory Kuzmescus, Peter MacIntyre, Robert Paulin, Albert Pearce, Kenneth Pearson, Gerald Perkins, Ronald Thomas, Raymond Berry, Donald Brown, James Koldis, Brian Kovalsick, Lee Perkins, Gene Piasecki, Douglas Reil, Joseph Simanski, William Smith, Edward Zewinski, John Zwyna. 82 THE FOOTBALL TEAM Under the direction of our new coach, Constan- tine O’Doherty, this year’s football team had a fine season. The multiple offense that he installed proved to be a very effective attack on our opponent’s de- fense. The year’s record was four wins and five losses, and only a matter of a few bad breaks separated us from two more victories. Although the desire to win was outstanding in the ball players. Coach O’Doherty stressed more im- portant things than just winning football games. His favorite saying was, " There’s no such word as can’t!” Through Coach O’Doherty, the boys learned that if they make up their minds to do something they can do it. This idea of mind over matter makes the difference between a good athlete and a poor one. The bumps, bruises; the blood, and sweat shed by them during the season is a small price to pay for such an important lesson. You can find the definitions for words such as dis- cipline, loyalty, and sacrifice in any dictionary, but these boys have learned the meaning of the words through their participation in football. The ' Senior members of this year’s team were: Joe Dlugosz (Capt.), " Warrie Thomas, Jerry Perkins, Bob Casey, Jim Sweeney, Ronnie Clark, John Emond, Ronny Lenois, Buddy Desbien, Robert Paulin, and our Senior manager, Skippy Galvin. " Here, catch! " BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM This year’s basketball squad consisted of six Seniors plus a promising group of Juniors and Sophomores. The team, under the coaching of Mr. Bush, improved on last year’s record despite very stiff competition in the Valley League. They climaxed the season by participating in the Small Schools Tournament at Amherst. ' Team spirit and sportsmanship were evident in every game. The Senior players are: Ronald Clark, Robert Paulin, Warren Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Albert Pearce, and Peter MacIntyre. BOYS’ J.V. BASKETBALL TEAM This year’s J. V. Basketball Team has had an excellent season. They have had a good record in the win-loss department and, even more important, they have gained invaluable experience for future years. The members of this year’s team are: Manager, Doug Reil; Gerry Simmons, Gene Piasecki, Ed Zewinski, Noel Potter, Willie Smith, Ron Pearce, Paul Sicard, Henry Burek, Richard Rice, Robert Kozic, David Martineau, Raymond Berry, Charles Durant, Henry Iwanowicz, and Russ Trudel. 86 THE BASEBALL TEAM The I960 Baseball Team provided good opposition for every team in its long schedule. Though its record was not impressive the boys worked diligently to develop their skills, and were always ready for the game. The Senior members of the squad were: Ronald Thomas, Ronald Clark, Albert Pearce, and Gerald LeVitre. THE TRACK TEAM This year the track team was under the management of a new coach, Mr. Bassett. Though its season was not spectacular, the team made a fine showing in every meet it entered, and took first place in three dual meets. The year I960 also saw three new school records established in the track and field events. Jim Sweeney set two records, one in the shotput and the other in the discus, and Joseph Dlugosz broke the old record in the hurdles. All of the boys gained valuable experience in sportsmanship and in the ability to work with others whether on their team or not. The Senior members included: Joseph Dlugosz, James Sweeney, Warren Thomas, Phillip Szenher, Lucien Desbien, Charles Galvin, Larry Ostrowski, William Chase, Alfred Courtemanche, Lewis Chase, and Peter MacIntyre. THE TENNIS TEAM The tennis team of I960 compiled a record of seven wins, four losses, and two ties. This was a record to be proud of because the team was made up of Freshmen and Sophomores. These underclassmen tied for third place in the Valley League, though most of them were in their first year of varsity competition. Under the guidance of their coach Mr. Garrahan, Turners Falls High School can expect much from them in the future. TUMBLING Tumbling, though non-competitive, is an important extracurricular activity at Turners High. The girls worked hard to develop the skill of balance which is so nec- essary in that sport. The team performed at all the annual Variety Shows and, at times, during the half-times of football games. Only four girls from the Senior Class were on the tumbling team. They are: Mary Ellen Borthwick, Ginger Busha, Judy Brown, and Louise Boulanger. THE GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM Combining fun, hard work, and sportsmanship to make this an enjoyable season, our varsity basketball team worked hard at the game that is rapidly becoming a first for women throughout the country. Under the capable guidance of their coach, Mrs. Reidy, and their managers, Nancy Bray and Maureen Sullivan, these energetic girls learned not only the rules of the game, but the importance of good sportsmanship as well. Seniors included on the team are: Co-captains, Mary Ellen Borthwick and Ginger Busha; Sue Lanfair, Sandy Letourneau, Norma Fredette, and Muriel Russell. THE GIRLS’ J. V. BASKETBALL TEAM Although this team consists mostly of Freshmen and Sophomores, their school spirit and enthusiasm is maximum. Before each varsity game, the Junio r Varsity plays the opposing Junior Varsity. Win or lose, they work vigorously to capture another win. They are: Forwards, Patty Marceau, Phyllis Richotte, Joyce Garbill, Karen Kells; Guards: Janice Bordeaux, Judy Parsons, Helen Morris, Marion Bliss, Elaine Rogers, Donna Patterson, Marguerite Daignault, Ellen Gushan, Barbara Siwizski; and Man- agers: Nancy Bray and Maureen Sullivan. 89 A. M. GAMELIN Class Photographer for 1960—1961 . . . 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STANISLAUS ■ Phone UN 3-4836 [ AVENUE " A” TURNERS FALLS TURNERS FALLS ; Congratulations to the CLASS of ' ’61” Compliments of WARD ' S STORE MILLERS FALLS THE BERKSHIRE GAS COMPANY ) Peg Morgan Browning GREENFIELD ) RICHARD ' S DRIVE IN TASTES FREEZ Compliments of V Car Hop Service Feamre in Grinders PARK SHOP ? Clams and Scallops GREENFIELD Tel. UN 3-2170 TURNERS FALLS McCarthy — THE CLOTHIER — Tailor-Made Suits A Specialty Dial UN 3-8461 TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS DEPENDABLE SERVICE BONNETTE COAL CO. G. J. Bonnette Props. Coal - Range - Fuel Oils Phone UN 3-4581 60 SECOND STREET TURNERS FALLS ARBEN APPLIANCE and TRADING CENTER, Inc. FURNITURE and ALL MAJOR BRAND APPLIANCES TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS COUTURE BROS., INC. Painting Wall Paper Supplies Painting Decorating Contractors Picture Framing Glass Fuel Oil Bottled Gas Tel. UN 3-4346 TURNERS FALLS, MASS. Compliments of HAWLEY PHARMACY MILLERS FALLS — OL 9-3327 HAWLEY PHARMACY, Inc. TURNERS FALLS — UN 3-2473 Best Wishes to the CLASS of 1961 SWEENEY FORD SALES TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS MONTAGUE MACHINE CO. — PAPER MILL MACHINERY — Maintenance Work for Neighboring Mills TURNERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS Telephone OLdfield 9-3543 H. A. DORAN Plumbing Heating " We Sell . . . Install . . . Service . . . Guarantee” 11 BRIDGE STREET MILLERS FALLS 108 Compliments of FRANK ' S SERVICE STATION Frank Kersavage, Prop. MILLERS FALLS MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of ST. KAZIMIER ' S SOCIETY AVENUE A TURNERS FALLS WALT ' S PHARMACY, INC. " Your trademark to better health” Now 2 stores to be of better service to you 445 FEDERAL STREET Tel. PR. 2-0201 114 MAIN STREET Tel. PR. 3-5419 Walter E. Bemis, B.S., Reg. Pharm. Compliments to the CLASS of 1961 from ANDY ROBUSTELLI ' S " Rocca Villa " Compliments of LARRY and RUTH of CLOVER FARM STORES HIGH STREET TURNERS FALLS Compliments of STEWART ' S NURSERY and Garden Center MILLERS FALLS ROAD TURNERS FALLS — UN 3-2510 " When you think of planting think of Stewarts as planting is our business.” Congratulations to the CLASS of 1961 BARBARA ' S BEAUTY BAR 111 AVENUE A TURNERS FALLS, MASS. Tel. UN 3-4000 Compliments of CHAPIN SADLER Coal Fuel Oil BUS TRANSPORTATION 109 Compliments of SIRUM ' S CHEVRON STATION MONTAGUE GARAGE Route 63 — ; — MONTAGUE, MASS. Range and Fuel Oil Tires - Batteries - Accessories — : — Auto Repairs Tel. FO 7-2700 Telephone: FO 7-9378 Compliments of C ongratulations! from RITA ' S BEAUTY SALON JOSEPH C. SZENHER 80 HIGH STREET JEWELER MORMON HOLLOW ROAD UN 3-2663 OL 9-4264 Compliments of OKULA ' S RADIO and TELEVISION BILL ' S LUNCHEONETTE Zenith MILLERS FALLS Television Center OL. 9-3556 SCHOOL STREET Tel. MONTAGUE, MASS. FO 7-2318 Compliments of THE THOMAS MEMORIAL GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB " FOR YOUTH OF ALL AGES‘ I ti. o’ tioole St. sons ineorporaUd offset printers and binders since 1891 SI Jefferson st. • Stamford, conn. .1

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