Wachusett Regional High School - Wachusett Yearbook (Holden, MA)

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9 Wachusett Regional High School Library Media Center 1401 Main Street Holden, MA 01520 THE bn THE CLASS OF 1954 HOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL i , HOLDEN, MASSACHUSETTS The Clarion Raleigh B. Bubar Dedication With great appreciation and respect the class of 1954 dedicates Holden High School’s last year book to Mr. Bubar. His unflagging zeal and jovial spirit have been a great inspiration to everyone. For the kindly interest and understanding he has shown in the guidance of his pupils, he will long be remembered as a true friend. 2 dddredd oj ' WJelt come Mr. Buker, Mr. Bubar, Members of the School Committee, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends: My happy task and privilege this evening is to welcome you to these graduation exercises—the last for Holden High School. This occasion finds our class with mixed emotions of sadness and joy, of fear and confidence. We are sad because we are bidding farewell to our faculty and classmates, to many close associations at Holden High School. We are saying “Good-bye” to persons and scenes and activities that have played so important a part in the best years of our lives. We now realize that the breaking of old ties is most difficult even for us—young people whose eyes have already glorified our future careers. We are joyful this evening because we have finished the work to which we set our trembling freshman hands four years ago. We have attained the goal toward which we have given our best effort, and joy resides in the personal satisfaction of a job well done. Our diplomas will afford us that gratification and “life will be all before us as we choose.” But as we look forward to our next step after graduation, our hopes and desires are tinged with a coloring of fear. We shall be asked to take our place in the amazing era in which we live. We shall be challenged to utilize the scientific progress of our age to bring happiness into the world. Can you wonder, then, why we hesitate for a fearful moment before entering that future? But it is for only a moment, for our background at Holden High School has made us confident. Much will be expected of us in the solution of the tremendous problems facing our country. Much will be thrust upon us, because there is nowhere else to turn for help and guidance but to the youth of our nation. Indeed, the leadership that we provide in the anxious months and years ahead will determine the course of world events for the next generation, for the rest of this century. We are willing and ready to face this challenge of leadership because of our implicit faith in the educational training of Holden High School. We realize the burden of responsibility, but we are confident that its weight will never be too great, for our foundation has been established and strengthened by the tireless and skillful efforts of our teachers, to whom we are most grateful. In particular, may I say a word of thanks in behalf of the Class of 1954 to our principal, Mr. Bubar. His patience with our many insistent questions and prob¬ lems and his great eagerness to prepare us for future success are but two of the numerous quali ties that make our principal an example to us all. In conclusion may I quote from George Bernard Shaw: “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” Education in Holden—1741-1954 " The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life ” Next fall will mark the beginning of a new era of education in. ' Holden. Our regional high school is symbolic of the interest that Holden has always had in its schools. As early as 1741, when the town was still a new community, at its first town meeting it voted to have a “reading and writing school.” The schools were held in various homes for periods of three months, and this type of education lasted for about two years until the town finally appropriated enough money to build a school in the center of town. The building is not standing today, but it was located a short distance west of the Town Hall. The town frowned on women school mistresses, as we find in the old records, which reported, “Put to vote to see if ye town would grant any of the School Money to a woman school and it passed in the nega¬ tive.” During this period the town was divided into dis¬ tricts which were called “squadrons.” Included in money voted to several of these squadrons for the purpose of building new schools, we find bills for the following items: 2 kegs of nails 1 gallon NE Rum and Sugar 1 quart of Rum How these last two items entered into the construc¬ tion of a new school was not elaborated on, but their inclusion did not seem to excite any comment from the school committee. In 1753 the town appropriated twelve pounds (about sixty dollars) for schools and appointed three different sections of town for their location—one in the west part of town, one in the center, and the other in the east. The second school building in the center of town, built about 1824, is still standing at the comer of the left-hand drive into the high school, though the bricks of which it is constructed are now covered by clap¬ boards. One of the old school benches may still be seen on the second floor. At one time, in the outlying districts of Holden, there existed eleven one- or two-room schools. These little schoolhouses were arranged inside with rows of benches, and when the teacher wished to hear the reci¬ tation of one of the classes, they came forward and took the front seats. At this time the selectmen appointed the teachers, but later they were selected from the results of tests that were taken in history, arithmetic, physiology, and geography. They were required to obtain a mark of 3 The OLD CENTER SCHOOL (now the Holden Clinic), stood on the site of the present High School. Previous to 1888, when Damon Memorial was erected, used as a High School above and Grammar School below (Primary School was then in the Lower Town Hall). From 1888 to 1910 Primary School below and Grammar School above. Education in Holden seventy per cent or above, while a pupil was allowed to enter with a grade of forty per cent. The follow¬ ing entry was taken from an old school-committee record: “School committee mett by appointment for the examination of Teacher and Schollers. For the high school—1 Teacher and 8 Schollers were examined. All passed but Teacher did not.” The school year in those days consisted of four terms of about ten weeks each, and included a summer term. The school day began at about nine o’clock in the morning and ran until four o’clock in the after¬ noon with an hour out for lunch. The closing of school in the afternoon usually ended most of the school activities for the day, however, for the pupils were given little homework. Most of the children walked several miles to school, but some of them rode in sleighs or “rigs” for we find an entry in 1907 which states: “Voted to pay for good warm blankets for the rig carrying pupils to Quina- poxet.” In 1869 there were twelve men on the school com¬ mittee, each representing a school district. It was not until 1877 that the number was reduced to three, and since then it has varied from three to six members. In 1872 William C. Metcalf, the first superintendent of schools, was appointed, and in 1890 Holden and Leicester joined to form a school union. In 1900 the present union of Holden, Oakham, Paxton, and Rut¬ land was formed. In 1911, $20,000 was appropriated for the purpose of building a new grammar school in the center, which was to be located on Phillips Road. This has been named the Margery A. Rice School in honor of Miss Margery Rice, who for forty-six years was a beloved teacher in the Center School. 4 The High School students at the entrance of Damon Memorial, 1891 or 1892. Back row: Walter Turner, Reuben Moore, Minnie Timme, Miss Buzzell, Ina Lamb, Herbert Seaver, Josephine Carey, Bertha Graham, William McDonald, Annie Fales, Thomas McCabe, Amy Howe, Cleve¬ land Lowell, Mr. Learned. Seated: Winifred McCabe, William Warren, Gertrude McDonald, Alice Richardson, Ada Fales, Albert Rivers, Sadie Rogers, Marguerite Davis, Alice Mulcach, Alice Parker, Charlie Benson, Helen Davis, Maude Moulton, Nellie Moore, Inez Jordan, Persis Howe, Bessie Sneadon, Helen Johnson. Education in Holden The grammar school which now stands in Chaffins started as a three-room school and was added to in 1925 and again in 1931. These three schools have all received additions in the past five years to accommo¬ date the rapidly increasing enrollment. As we look back and compare the one-room school- houses of past years with the beautiful, scientifically planned buildings of today, we realize how far Holden has progressed educationally in its desire to produce worthy citizens in each succeeding generation. With its keen interest in its schools Holden has gone far toward achieving the aim of education ex¬ pressed by Dr. James Conant: “The primary concern of American education today . . . is to cultivate in the largest number of our citi¬ zens an appreciation both of the responsibilities and the benefits which come to them because they are American and free.” —FAITH BASCOM 5 First Raw: Robert Ford, Carole Anderson, Nancy Johnson, Marcia Smith, Elaine Johnson, Jean Zinno, Gail Van Riper. Second Row: Donald Prouty, Judith Forsberg, Robert Clouthier, Robert Price, William Harris, Fred Anderson, Ralph Nordquist, Shirley Fournier. I CLARION STAFF 1954 has proven to be another successful year for the " Clarion.” The staff, made up of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, has worked hard to contribute the many fine poems, short stories, cartoons, and various other selections. It is published once a month and it is written entirely by the students. Feature Writer Audrey Z. King Activities Nancy L. Culross Jean R. Zinno Cynthia A. Perry Photography Kay F. Woodall Rose I. Conrad Art Joan P. Clemens Robert L. Price Scribes Carole A. Anderson Faith Bascom Janet Berggren Harold F. Cooper Shirley M. Fournier Gail Judith L. Howe Elaine H. Johnson Nancy E. Johnson Carol V. Lindgren Herbert G. Sherwin Van Riper 6 Zahea E. Shibley In Memoriam The death of Miss Shibley was a great shock to us all. It cannot be said that anyone did more for her pupils. She not only guided them skillfully in their studies, but imparted to them her inspiring ideals. Carrying a heavy burden of work, she gave of herself untiringly for the good of the school. Knowing her has enriched our lives. " One short sleep past , we wake eternally —John Donne e JOSEPH K. COHEN French and English JEAN W. TUTTLE English and History PHYLLIS E. HAIDUKIEWICZ Mathematics WILLIAM J. LANGENHEIM Biology and Mechanical Drawing MARIE J. O’MARA Commercial Arts 9 LEOTA C. SCHOFF English DAVID W. EATON History HELEN I. CARLIN English FRANCES C. CREAMER Mathematics CHARLES N. LaPRADE Chemistry and Physics GREGORY F. BOWES Art 10 RUTH S. INNES Music RUHAMAH H. GAW Home Economics JESSIE S. SMITH Dramatics and Speech JOSEPH A. DANIELS Biology and General Science KATHRYN M. LaMOTHE History JANE O. MOULTON Physical Education II P. DOUGLAS HUNTINGTON Physical Education BARBARA STEWART ADAMS " Barb” Orchard Road, Holden " When a girl ceases to blush she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.” Pro Merito 3,4; High Honors 2; Honor Roll 1, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Grange Prize Speaking Contest 2; Short Story Contest 3; Student Librarian 4; Football Dance 3; Re¬ freshment Stand; Pep Squad 4. " Barb” is a reserved Senior, always willing and cooperative. She is sure to excel in any¬ thing she attempts throughout the coming years. CAROLE ANN ANDERSON 54 Parker Avenue, Chaffins " A silent character portrays an easy mind.” Pro Merito 3,4; Honor Roll 1,3,4; Honor¬ able Mention 2; Traveling Assembly 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Clarion Staff 4; Librarian 3; Magazine Drive Manager 4; Refreshment Stand 4; Mathematics Club 2; Junior Assem¬ bly 3; Senior Assembly 4; Girls’ Sextet 3. Carole is a capable and reliable senior, always willing to lend a hand. She will surely succeed in her career as a secretary. FRED AUGUST ANDERSON, JR. Colorado Circle, Chaffins " Augie” " A life is worth a hundred groans.” Providence St. Junior High 1; High Honors 1; Honor Roll 2; Senior Play Cast; Traveling Assembly 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Clarion Staff 2, 4. Many classes have been made livelier by Fred’s witty remarks. He’s admired by all for his ability in playing the trumpet. Good luck for the future, Fred. FAITH BASCOM 44 Armington Lane, Holden " A friendly face with a smile for all.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Traveling Assembly 2, 3; Class President 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Sextet 2, 3; All-State Chorus 3; Band 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader 4; Traffic Officer 4; Clarion Staff 3; Magazine Sales Drive—Room Capt. 3, 4; Basketball J. V. 3; Field Hockey Manager 3; Public Speaking 1; Scribe 4. Faith’s friendly smile and winning per¬ sonality have made her one of our most popular girls. She has that certain ability to make friends quickly. We all wish her suc¬ cess in college. 12 ALFRED EDWARD BELANGER, JR. 176 Grove Street, Paxton " Fred” " As care-free as the day is long.” Senior Play, Sound man. " Fred” is always willing to pitch in for the benefit of his class. There is always some¬ thing doing when he’s around. He’s sure to be a success in anything he attempts. JANET MARIE BERGGREN " Jan” 27 Fairchild Drive, Chaffins " Demure and quiet is she at school, But what is she away from rule?” Honor Roll 3; North High School 1, 2; Glee Club 2; Mixed Chorus 2; Jr. Varsity Basket¬ ball 2; Varsity Tennis Squad 2; Speech Club 3; Speech Club Play Cast 3; Senior Play Cast; Speech Club 4; Refreshment Stand 4; Football Dance, co-chairman; Pep Squad 4; Scribe 4. Janet came to us from North High in her junior year. We all know her for her cheer¬ fulness and dependability. She plans to go to Becker Junior College. Good luck, Jan! EDWARD JAMES BERRY " Eddie” Quinapoxet Street, Jefferson " He’s a regular guy; why say more.” Football 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4. " Eddie” is one of our class athletes. Al¬ ways nonchalant and carefree, " Eddie” is usually in the midst of things. He is sure to succeed in his coming ventures. ROBERT ALLEN BERUBE " Bob” Highland Street, Holden " A smile for all, a welcome glad.” Art 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; Mathematics Club 2. " Bob” will go far with his friendly, quiet manner. At times we wonder if " Bob” can always be as quiet as he appears. Best of luck in the Armed Services, Bob. MARJORIE JANE BINGHAM " Margie” Main Street, East Princeton " Bing” " Happy as a king, she frames your mind to mirth and merriment.” Art 1, 2, 3, 4; Refreshment 4; Junior Clarion 3. " Margie’s” outstanding sense of humor and happy disposition have brightened many a school day. A peal of laughter . . . " Margie” has told another joke. In whatever field she chooses to enter we know she will be happy and successful. JACQUELINE CECILE BRODEUR Wachusett Street, Holden " Jackie” " Bro” " A carefree jovial way she had.” Glee Club 1. " Jackie” is one of the petite members of our class; nevertheless, she is easily recog¬ nized by her friendly smile. Best of luck to you, " Jackie,” in whatever you choose to do. ROBERT GORDON BRUNZELL " Bob” 98 Chapel Street, Chaffins " ' What care 1 when I can rest, Kill time and take life at its best?” Football 3, 4; All State Concert 3; Operetta 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Octette 3, 4. " Bob’s” winning smile and magnetic per¬ sonality have made him one of the most popular boys in our class. " Bob” has been an important member of our football team. His mischief, and ready wit have given us few dull moments. " Bob’s” plans for the future are uncertain, but success lies ahead wherever he goes. SUZANNE MARY BURNS " Sue” 5 8 Holden Street, Chaffins " Quiet by nature, yet fun loving too.” Art 2, 3; Glee Club 2; Librarian 4; Field Hockey 4; Speech Club 3,4; Junior Play 3. " Sue” is the girl with the sweet and sunny smile that has won her many lasting friends. Alw ays willing to do anything for others, she is certain to find success in the future. " Sue” plans to attend a junior college. 14 JOHN ANTHONY BUTHRAY " Tony” South Main Street, Holden " Skillful in each manly sport.” Class President 2; Athletic Association Presi¬ dent 4; Football 1, 2, 4; Co-Captain 4; Base¬ ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 1 , 2 . " Tony’s” friendly personality plus the devilish gleam in his eyes add up to a good time when he’s around. We will always re¬ member " Tony” as the " All American” of our class and we’re sure his ability at making friends will help him in college and later life. JOSEPH AUGUSTINE CHARBONNEAU, JR. " Joe” 37 South Road, Holden " He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare.” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Football 1,2. " Joe” is one of the easiest persons to get along with in our class. He is always glad to help chase the blues away. " Joe” is still un¬ decided about the future, but we feel sure he will be a success in whatever he chooses. MARILYN ELIZABETH CLARK 1090 Main Street, Holden " Shorts” " A jewel is small, but very precious.” Ware High School 1; Art 1; Glee Club 1; Cadet Corps 1; Latin Club 1, Honor Roll 2, 3; Pro Merito 3, 4; Librarian 3; Speech Club 4; Student Council 4; Hockey Manager 4; Senior Play Cast 4; Refreshment Stand 4; Football Dance Committee Co-Chairman 3; Pep Squad 4. Marilyn is that cute little blonde with a smile that makes everyone instantly like her. We know her as a librarian and manager of the hockey team. Her pleasing personality will surely aid her as she furthers her educa¬ tion at Becker Junior College. JOAN PATRONA CLEMENS " Joanie” R. F. D. Route 1, Hubbardston " For she was the quiet kind Whose nature never varies.” Honor Roll 3; Debating Club 3; Chairman Poster Committees 1, 2, 3, 4; Art 1, 2, 3, 4; Refreshment Stand 3, 4. Joan is a quiet, reserved Senior, always sincere and cooperative. She is well-known for the posters she has made for school events and covers for the Clarion. We know she will be successful as a nurse at Haywood Memorial Hospital. 15 ROBERT PETER CLOUTHIER " Buzzy” 81 Homestead Road, Chaffins " Clooch” ”The man that laughs and loves Will surely do well.” Classical High School 1, 2; Football 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1; Biology Club 1, 2; Honor Roll 3, 4; Art 3, 4; Clarion Staff 4; Football 4; Basketball 4; Chairman Fresh¬ man Reception Dance 4. Although " Buzzy” didn’t join us until our Junior year, he rapidly became an important member of the class. He has been one of the mainstays of both basketball and football. " Buzzy” will surely be missed next year. Good luck to you at Worcester Art Museum School. DAVID GEORGE COLE " Dave” Princeton Street, Jefferson " We grant although he had much wit, He was very shy of using it.” Class President 3; Class Treasurer 2, 4; Art 1,2; Glee Club 2; Traffic Officer 4; Student Council 3,4; Junior Prom Chairman 3. Who is the tall boy with the good looks? Why Dave Cole, of course. David’s personal¬ ity and dependability have made him one of the best liked members of our class. Our best of luck goes with you in the future. ' GORDON RUSSELL COLE 23 North Street, Jefferson " It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Hodor Roll 1, 2; Mathe¬ matics Club 2; Senior Play Stage Manager 4; Basketball 2, 3. Although Gordon is one of the quieter members of the class, his many friends know better. He is an all-round good sport and we know his good naturedness will carry him through life with success and happiness. We know you will succeed at Worcester Poly¬ technic Institute. TERRENCE MICHAEL CONNOR 67 3 Pleasant Street, Paxton “Terry” " The rich man has his motor car.” Senior Play Cast 4; Glee Club 1, 3; Baseball 1. Terry proved to be the actor of the class in our Senior Play " Fog Island.” His good sense of humor has also livened up many a dull class. Our good wishes for him are many. 16 ROSE IRENE CONRAD " Rosie” 2 Fairhill Road, Holden " Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers” Pro-Merito 3, 4; High Honors 1, 2; Honor Roll 3, 4; Commencement Speaker 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Softball 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Librarian 4; All-State Con¬ cert 3, 4. Although she has a quiet manner, it is very becoming to " Rosie” and she has won many friends with her personality. Rose has been an outstanding student, always at the top of the Honor Roll. She has been good in sports and is also going to be missed in the school band and orchestra next year when she enters college. HAROLD FREDERIC COOPER " Hal” Leominster Road, East Princeton " Coop” " He profits best who serves best.” Pro-Merito 3,4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 4; Honor¬ able Mention 3; Traffic Officer 4; Student Council Treasurer 4; Football 3, 4 — Co- Captain 4; Good Government Day Repre¬ sentative 4. " Coop” is a great sports enthusiast. He is also studious, friendly, and one of the " sharpest” boys in the Senior Class. We have no doubt of his success at the University of Massachusetts. NANCY LEE CULROSS " Nan” 310 Salisbury Street, Chaffins " A merry heart goes all the day.” Honor Roll 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Band 4; Class Scribe 4. Fun loving, cheerful, and a friend to all her classmates—that’s our Nancy. Her com¬ mercial ability and her winning personality will make her an asset to State Mutual Life Assurance Company. JAMES THOMAS DICKMAN " Jim ” Quinapoxet Street, Jefferson " Jimmy” " A well-bred silence always at command” Football 4. Jimmy is usually very quiet in the class¬ room but outside a lot of fun. He likes sports, and we are sure he will be on the win¬ ning team in all his future undertakings. 17 JANE MARJORIE DICKMAN 59 Fairview Avenue, Jefferson " Noise is not necessary for success.” Honorable Mention 3. Jane is among the quieter girls of the class, but she has the ability to win and keep friends. She is known to be even tempered and sincere with a helping hand extended to anyone in need. These characteristics will make Jane a valuable secretary. PAUL LEO DOWD, JR. " Mike” 49 Highland Street, Holden " Elwood” " Amiability shines by its own light.” Pro-Merito 3, 4; High Honors 1, 2; Honor Roll 3, 4; Class President 1; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; Clarion Staff 3. " Mike” has always been a big help to our class. His name is always at the top of the list in activities and scholastics. His wonder¬ ful personality, his love of sports, and his willingness will make any college proud to have him as a student. ALVIN JAMES DRURY " Jim” Mirick Road, Princeton " It is better to be seen and not heard.” It is part of Jimmy’s nature to be quiet and undemonstrative. He is rarely the first to speak upon a subject but comes up with the right answer at the right time. His class¬ mates know his genial disposition and we all wish him luck. CAROL ANNE DUFUR Redford Road, Princeton " A sober mind carries much thought.” Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Refreshment Stand 4; Pep Squad 4; Basketball 3. All of Carol’s classmates know her to be friendly and eager to talk. She likes sports and has been an active figure on the basket¬ ball team. We all wish her best of luck. 18 ROBERT JOHN ERICKSON " Bob” Avery Heights Drive, Holden " Silence is as deep as eternity; Speech as shallow as time.” " Bob” is to all outward appearances, one of the quieter and more reserved boys of our class. He is always co-operative and willing to help. We wish Bob success in everything he attempts in the future. MARILYN ESTEY 20 Holt Road, Holden " Her disposition is blithe and merry.” Honor Roll 3; Class Night Speaker; Student Assembly 2, 3; Class Treasurer 1; Student Council 3; Class Secretary 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1; Cheerleader 4; Traffic Officer 4; Librarian 3; Magazine Drive Asst. Mana¬ ger 3; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Hockey 2, 3; Operetta Play Cast 2. Marilyn is one of Holden’s Lassies who will always be remembered as being happy- go-lucky and full of fun. She is also one of the liveliest of the Cheer Leaders. The class wishes her the best of luck in the future. MARTIN REINHOLD FORS " Marty” Wachusett Street, Holden " A joke, laugh, and a sincere heart.” Senior Play Stage Manager; Baseball 3; Mathematics Club 2; Camera Club 2. Wherever there’s fun and laughter you’ll always find " Marty.” He is one of the happy-go-lucky members of our class who is always willing to lend a helping hand. We feel sure that " Marty” will succeed in what¬ ever he undertakes. JUDITH ANN FORSBERG " Judy” 43 5 Main Street, Holden " It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Grange Prize Speaking 3, 4; Class Night Speaker; Speech Class 1, 2; Student Assem¬ bly 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Girls Sextette 3; Cbeerleader 4; Traffic Officer 4; Student Council 4; Clarion Staff 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 (Captain 3, 4); Field Hockey 1, 3, 4 (Co ' Captain 4); Softball 3 (Captain 3); Majorette 3. An unforgettable character is ’’Judy” with her pleasant personality and easy going man¬ ner. Her ready wit and true school spirit have won her many friends during these four years. 19 SHIRLEY MARIE FOURNIER 32 5 A1 Main street, Chaffins " Always ready, always there. " Honor Roll 1, 2; Honorable Mention 3; Grange Prize Speaking 1, 3, 4; Speech Class 2, 3; Senior Play Cast 4; Student Assembly 2; Class Secretary 2, 3; Art 1; Glee Club 2; Majorette 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader 4; Traffic Officer 4; Clarion Staff 4; Field Hockey 1; Freshman Reception Dance; Class Night Speaker. Shirley’s zest in school sports is shown by the fact that she is one of our liveliest cheer¬ leaders. Fun-loving, ready to laugh and always cheerful, Shirley is a welcome addi¬ tion to any group. We are sure that she will be successful in her secretarial position at the Regional High School. CYNTHIA JANE FREELAND " Cindy” 439 Main Street, Holden " Full of fun and fancy free” Speech Club 2; Athletic Association Secre¬ tary 4; Art 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader 4; Basketball 3,4; Hockey 1, 2, 3,4; Class Clarion 1, 2, 3; Class Assem¬ bly 3, 4. Ability to win friends, willingness to oblige, and an abundance of good spirit, that’s " Cindy.” All her classmates have found her to be a true friend. She has taken an active part in school activities and has been a loyal supporter of Holden High. We all wish " Cindy” the best of luck at the University of Maine. BARBARA REID GIBSON " Barb” 189 Holden Street, Holden " Like a babbling brook she chatters an forever Speech Class 2; Student Assembly 3; Senior Play Cast 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Hockey 4; Junior Assembly; Senior Assembly. Mischievous, witty, and fun-loving, are three words which accurately describe " Barb.” Her lively sense of humor and comic antics have made her popular with everyone at Holden High. Her favorite pas¬ time is listening to, watching and talking about that famous pianist Liberace. We all wish " Barb” the best of luck in whatever she undertakes. HOWARD GARDNER GRAVES East Princeton " Howdy” " Life is a jest and all things show it I thought so once, and now I know it” There’s certainly never a dull moment when " Howdy’s” around. Full of rollicking fun, he’s brightened up more than one class during his stay here. He’s interested in farm¬ ing and we know he’ll do well at it. How could he miss? JOHN GARY HARRINGTON " Gary” 82 Phillips Road, Holden " Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Class Treasurer 3; Student Council 3, 4; Traffic Officer 4; Baseball 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Gary, who appears quiet, but frequently surprises you, can be seen during basketball season hooping them through the ring with amazing ease. Well-liked by his classmates he has been chosen to hold various offices and we know he will do well in whatever he does. MARTHA JANE HAYNES Sterling Road " We always found her the same , sweet in all her ways.” Glee Club 2; Camera Club 1. Quiet and feminine, Martha has won many friends throughout her stay at Holden High. We are sure she will find many more friends when she enters into office work next year. Best of luck, Martha. RICHARD EDWARD HORRIGAN 1179 Main Street, Holden " Dick” " The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” Camera Club 1. Quiet and reserved, " Dick” goes about his work silently but does the job well. A " wiz” at mechanics, he can put together almost anything. He plans to continue his educa¬ tion and we wish him the best of luck. JUDITH LEE HOWE " Judy” 16 Highland Avenue " A good companion makes good company.” Pro Merito 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Student Council 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Play Cast; Orchestra 1; Librarian 4; Camera Club 1; Sextette 4; Octette Accompanist 4; Senior Assembly 4; Traveling Assembly 4; Magazine High Salesman 4; Scribe 4. Busy and full of fun, Judy is always ready to lend a helpful hand. She is talented in many fields and she plans to continue her education. Her ability for making friends is certain to help her later. We know she will succeed at anything she attempts. 21 CAROL ANN HELENE HYLAND 965 Main Street " Carol” " I’ve taken my fun where I’ve found it” Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Traffic Officer 4; Cheer¬ leader 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3,4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; (co-capt. 4); Softball 3 (Mana¬ ger); Art 1; Mathematics Club 2; Camera Club 1; Operetta Play Cast 2; Freshman Reception Dec. Chairman. Noisy and vivacious, Carol makes her own fun wherever she goes. Outstanding in ath¬ letics, she also does fine work in art. Carol plans to attend a college next year and we all wish her the best of luck. GERALD WILLIAM HYLAND " Gerry” 965 Main Street " A good sword and a trusty hand.” Pro Merito 3,4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 4; Honor¬ able Mention 3; Commencement Speaker 4; Senior Play Cast; Student Assembly 1, 2, 3, 4; Class President 4; Athletic Association Treasurer 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Traffic Officer 4; Clarion 3; Football 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 1; Math Club 2; All-State Chorus 2, 3, 4; Traveling Assembly Team 1, 2 3, 4. Popular, studious, athletic, Gerry is always on the go. Whether on the golf course or in the classroom, he is a hard worker. Given the top honor of the class by being elected President, he has given much time to its cause. We know that Gerry will be way on top in whatever he does. ELAINE HELEN JOHNSON Steele Street, Holden " A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.” Pro Merito 3; Honor Roll 2, 3; Honorable Mention 1; Student Traveling Assembly 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Assembly 3; Senior Class Assembly 4; Majorette 1, 2, 3, 4; Spring Concert 3; Art 2; Clarion Staff 4; C lass Scribe 4. Elaine is one of the most versatile mem¬ bers of our class. Her pleasant and co-opera¬ tive ways have won her many friends. Her competence in Secretarial Work will surely bring her great success in that field. NANCY ELAINE JOHNSON " Nan” Wachusett Street, Holden " Nance” " Laugh and the world laughs with you.” Honor Roll 1,2; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Clarion Staff 4; Football Dance; Junior Prom —tickets; Senior Assembly 4; Class Scribe 4; Student Traveling Assembly 4. Wherever there’s laughter, Nancy’s sure to be. Her participation in school activities shows how co-operative and ambitious she is. Nancy’s skill in music and piano playing has added much to the assembly programs. She will surely be a valuable addition to any office. 22 SHELDA ANN JOLLY Sunnyside Avenue, Holden " The unspoken word never doth harm.” Honor Roll 1; Basketball 3; Softball 3; Junior Prom Ticket Committee. Shelda is one of the quietest girls in our class. She loves sports and is active on several of our teams. She will surely be a success in Pharmacy College. RONALD RICHARD KEOUGH " Ron” 31 Colonial Road, Holden " A little man can make a lot of noise.” " Ron” is one of our sports minded Seniors. He especially likes Basketball and Football. His happy disposition will build him a suc¬ cessful future. AUDREY ZAZA KING " Dodee” 114 Homestead Road, Holden " It’s better to be small and shine, than to be great and cast a shadow.” Pro Merito 3, 4; High Honors 1, 2, 3, 4; Grange Prize Speaking 1, 2, 3; Class Night Speaker 4; Senior Play Cast 4; Student As¬ sembly 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Vice-President 4; Traffic Officer 4; Student Council 3; Libra¬ rian 3, 4; DAR Candidate 4. Friendliness and sincerity are natural ges¬ tures for Audrey. Her helpful co-operation is a great asset to our class. Actions often times speak louder than words, and this Audrey shows us through her dancing and acting. We all wish her the best of luck in her dancing career. ROBERT HALL KIRBY " Bob” 47 Phillips Road, Holden " Good nature brings many friends.” Camera Club 2. " Bob” is a sports lover, especially of bas¬ ketball. His congenial manner has brought him many friends. Best of luck at Franklin Institute. 23 PRISCILLA MARY LaPRADE " Pris” Wachusett Street, Holden " We find in life exactly what we put into it.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Librarian 4; Mathematics Club 2; Refresh¬ ment Stand 4; Business Manager—Football Dance 3; Business Manager—Senior Play 4; Business Manager—Junior Prom 3. Priscilla is one of our hardest workers. Although she appears quiet, her friends know how fun-loving she really is. Good Luck, " Pris,” in Nurses’ Training. ELIZABETH ANN LAUKKANEN Main Street, Jefferson " Betty” " A friendly smile can beat a large estate .” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Mathe¬ matics Club 2; Refreshment Stand 4; Busi¬ ness Manager—Junior Movie 3; Business Manager—Senior Play 4; Senior Play Promp¬ ter 4; Junior Assembly 3; Senior Assembly 4; Field Hockey 3, 4; Girls State 3; Pep Squad 4; Traveling Assembly 4. " Betty” is always ready for a good time. She will long be remembered for her willing¬ ness to work and her eagerness to help. She has been of great help to us in running the business end of so many of our activities. We know " Betty” will have happiness and success in her work as a secretary. CAROLE VIOLA LINDGREN Stonleigh Road, Chaffins " In silence there’s a worth that brings no risk.” Pro Merito 3,4; Honor Roll 3,4; Glee Club 4; Librarian 4; Magazine Drive Manager 4; Refreshment Stand 4; Booster Club 3 (Com¬ merce High). In the two years she has been with us, Carol has won many friends. With her sin¬ cere manner, and sweet smile she’s always willing to help on all our projects. As a secretary, she’ll go far. MARY JOAN MAJEWSKI Chapel Street, Chaffins " Serious and well behaved, Never any trouble gave.” Honor Roll 3; Honorable Mention 2; Stu¬ dent Assembly 2, 3, 4; Junior Assembly 3; Senior Assembly 4; Art 1,2; Majorette 1, 2, 3, 4; Spring Concert 3. Mary’s baton twirling and capability as head majorette will certainly be missed. Her tireless efficiency and sparkling personality have made her popular with everyone. Mary’s chosen career in the secretarial field will take her far. 24 MELVIN JOE McCUBBIN " Mel” East Princeton " The greater man, the greater courtesy .” Holstein High, Iowa, 1, 2, 3; Honor Roll 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; All School Play 2; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1; Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3; Boys State 3. " Mel” has only been with us one short year but he’s made many friends. His western accent intrigues us and his courtesy has im¬ pressed us. Is that what the West is like, " Mel”? With his training and ability to learn we know " Me l” will go far. MICHAEL FRANCIS MORRISSEY Calment Hill, Princeton " Mike” " Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?” Athletic Association, Vice President 4; Foot¬ ball 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4. " Mike” has been one of our outstanding athletes. His love of sport and fine sense of humor have often given him new friends. We hope he’ll be as much of a leader in his chosen field as he has been in sports. RALPH BERTIL NORDQUIST Salisbury Street, Holden " A merry heart that laughs with ease ” Honorable Mention 3; Senior Play Cast 4; Clarion Staff 4. Many of our classes have been brightened by Ralph’s witty remarks. He always has a friendly smile and a cheery " hello.” His per¬ sonality and vast knowledge are sure to be an asset in his future undertaking. CYNTHIA ANN PERRY " Cyn” 2 Lincoln Street, Holden " Cynnie” " None name her, but to praise her.” Pro Merito 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Student Assembly 3,4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 4; Basketball 3 ; Field Hockey 2, 3, 4; All State Concert 3,4; Refreshment Stand 4; Girls Sextette 3; Operetta 2; Class Night Speaker 4. Cynthia can always be counted on as a true friend. Her capability and pleasing per¬ sonality assures us of her becoming an out¬ standing nurse. The glee club will certainly miss her splendid voice, which has been the high spot of so many musical performances. 25 CONRAD CHARLES POIRIER Fisher Road, Holden " Pierre” " Good humor is goodness and wisdom combined” Football 4; Basketball 1. Who’s that with the flashy vest? Why that’s " Pierre” who has enlightened many a class with his wise-cracks. With his pleasing personality and winsome ways, we know he will be a success in whatever he undertakes. CAROL ANN POWERS 3 Raymond Street, Holden " The only way to have a friend is to be one. " Leominster High School 1, 2, 3; Honor Roll 4; Senior Play Cast 4; Glee Club 4; Refresh¬ ment Stand 4. Carol joined us in our Senior year. This has not kept her from making many friends. She has indeed been a great asset to the class and will continue to be in her future years as a secretary. ROBERT LAWRENCE PRICE " Bob” 22 West Street, Paxton " The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Clarion Staff 3, 4; Football 3; Baseball 1; Basketball 2, 3; Junior Prom. " Bob” is our class artist. Without his clever cover designs the Clarion would not be what it is. He is always willing to lend a hand. Our best of luck goes with him to University of Massachusetts. BARBARA FLORENCE ROBINSON Pond Street, Paxton " Barb” " The twinkle in her eye, the sparkle in her smile, a winning combination” Bridge Academy 1; Cheerleader 1; Holiday Frolics 1; Pro Merito 3, 4; Honorable Men¬ tion 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1. " Barb” is an honor student yet fun-loving too. After graduation she intends to further her education. With her ability and smiling personality, we know she will have many happy years at college. 26 NICHOLAS ARTHUR SEELYE " Nick” North Spencer Road, Spencer " Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” David Prouty High School 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Track Manager 3; Mount Her- mon Academy 4; Varsity CrossCountry 4; Wrestling 4. Hailing from Mount Hermon, " Nick” joined us in our Senior year. Although he has been with us for only a short while, his friends are many. Good Luck in the future, Nick. HERBERT GEORGE SHERWIN Montana Drive, Holden " Herbie” " Nothing succeeds like success.” Honorable Mention 1, 2, 3; Mathematics Club 2; Football 2, 3, 4; Traffic Officer 4; Scribe 4. " Herbie” is a reliable and capable Senior. He is always co-operative and is one of the best players on our football squad. We all wish him the best of luck at college. ROBERT LESLIE SIZE " Bob” Main Street, Holden " To do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.” Camera Club 2. " Bob” is one of the quiet reserved boys in the class and is always co-operative. He plans to join the Navy after graduation and he will certainly be a success in his duty to his country. Best of Luck, " Bob.” JACK ARTHUR SPRING Nelson Street, Holden " Nothing endures hut personal qualities.” Jack is another of our usually quiet boys. Jack is a good sport and lots of fun as we all know. His interest in hunting and fishing has made him a great outdoor enthusiast. Good Luck, Jack, in whatever you under¬ take. 27 JACQUELINE ALICE TRIBOU " Jackie” 378 Main Street " Happy and good, kind and true.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Junior Play Cast 2, 3; Speech Club 2, 3; Basketball 3,4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3. " Jackie” is the kind of a person we call a morale booster. She is always pleasant and easy to get along with, always willing to help in every possible way, she is sure to be a success in whatever she attempts after grad¬ uation. GAIL VAN RIPER " Red” 302 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, Illinois " It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends.” Cheerleader 4; Student Council 1; Majorette 1, 2; Hockey 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Traffic Officer 4; Assembly Team 1,3; Junior Prom Co-chairman 3; Clarion Staff 3, 4; Honor Roll 4; Librarian 3; Scribe 4; Operetta 2; Student Assembly 3, 4. A giggle resounding through the hall and everyone knows Gail is around. With her flashing smile and cheerful attitude she has won many friends. Classes have been bright¬ ened by her wittiness which is inextinguish¬ able. It is certain that she will gain as many friends in Chicago as she has here. RICHARD ALLAN WAGNER " Dick” Sawyer Lane, Holden " Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.” " Dick” with his happy-go-lucky way has a knack for getting friends. His inimitable stroll distinguishes him anywhere. He is sure to be a success at whatever he tackles. DONALD PUTNAM WHITNEY 73 5 Pleasant Street, Paxton " Whit” " No human thing is of serious importance.” Senior Play Stage Man; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. " Don” is one of the more industrious members of our class. His generosity and appealing personality along with that well known laugh have won him many friends. His carefree ways will guide him to success. 28 KAY FRANCES WOODALL " Kay” 580 Pleasant Street, Paxton " In simpleness and gentleness and honor and clean mirth.” Pro Merito 3,4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Stu¬ dent Assembly 3; Art 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Mathematics Club 2; Magazine High Sales¬ man 3, 4; Operetta 2; Girls State 3; All State Chorus 4; Assembly Team 4. Did someone say 100? That must be Kay’s paper. She always seems to get one of the highest marks in the class. She manages to do well always. Her pleasing personality and pleasant smile rank her high on the popular¬ ity list. WARREN LEON YOUNG " Flip” Reservoir Street, Holden " Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life.” Art 1, 3; Student Assembly 3; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Orchestra 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Boys Octette 3, 4. Warren is one of the class " wits.” A witty remark at the proper time has brought laughter to many otherwise serious classes. His talents displayed on the clarinet have helped our band in many of its functions for the past four years. His cheerfulness and good humor promise him a successful road in the future. JOAN FRANCES ZECCO " Joni” 23 Wyoming Drive, Holden " The days that make us happy make us wise.” Art 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 3, 4; Speech Club 2, 3,4; Librarian 4; Speech Club Plays 2, 3,4. " Joni” can be distinguished by a high- pitched giggle which she uses frequently. Her interests in art have been shown in vari¬ ous ways all through her four years. Her friendly smile will carry her far after grad¬ uation. t? JEAN ROSE ZINNO " Jeany” Sawyer Lane, Holden " Enough work to do, and energy enough to do the work.” Pro Merito 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Traffic Officer 4; Clarion Staff 4; Librarian 3; Softball 3; Scribe 4; Various Committees. " Jean” is the type of girl every class must have in order to succeed. Always she will lend her services in every way possible. This coupled with her pleasing personality and fun-loving pranks have won innumerable friends. With all this plus her many charms she is sure to advance rapidly on the road to success. 29 C laAi JJ-iston ¥ In the fall of 1950 an eager, ambitious group entered Holden High School. We were all anxious to make good, and after becoming accustomed to-the school’s rules and regulations, we enthusiastically participated in various activities. By the time the leave s had turned color and the cool weather had set in, there were a good number of frosh who had worked hard in the football tryouts, but none were able to make the team. The girls who made their mark in hockey were Judith Forsberg, Carol Hyland, and Cynthia Freeland. By this time the Student Council was organized, and Stephen Anderson, Robert Page, and Gail Van- Riper attended the sessions as our freshmen repre¬ sentatives. When the funds from the magazine drive had been tallied, our homerooms were found to be in second and third places, and to the envy of the other classes, Gordon Cole received a Bulova watch in the draw. We plodded along through the winter months, and after basketball tryouts we found six of our boys on the second team, namely, Gerald Hyland, Robert Page, James Layman, Tony Buthray, Gary Harring¬ ton, and Conrad Poirier. In girls’ basketball Judith Forsberg was the sole freshman to make the second team. Also at this time there were theatrical interests stirring in the school, and under the skillful guidance of Miss Price our popular and successful travelling assembly team was formed. Among the members were two freshmen to show the out-of-towners what we could do. We were very happy when spring arrived, and really looked forward to our summer vacation. Prov¬ ing that we weren’t so dumb after all, there were thirty-two freshmen on the honor roll. We all looked forward to succeeding years when we could sponsor some social functions. After a refreshing vacation we plunged enthusias¬ tically into our second year. To start off, the follow¬ ing officers were elected: President, Tony Buthray; Vice President, James Layman; Secretary, Shirley Fournier; and Treasurer, David Cole. Some of the girls joined the dramatic club under the experienced hand of Mrs. Smith, and five of our boys made the fo otball team, including James Lay¬ man, Stephen Anderson, Paul Dowd, Tony Buthray, and Herbert Sherwin. Six girls made the second team in hockey and played an excellent game through¬ out the season. This year our student council members were Judith Howe, James Layman, and Stephen Anderson. Our freshman year was primarily a get-acquainted year; now we felt that we were old-timers around the school. We started the winter term by filtering into such varying fields as the Clarion staff, the operetta, the assembly team, and the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams. When Mrs. Smith called for Prize Speaking can¬ didates, there was a good sophomore response, and we all showed up well. By now there was no more sectionalism. We had nearly forgotten what grammar school other students had attended, and developed a real team spirit. This year we sadly parted with Stephen Anderson, James Layman, and Robert Page. All three boys have attended other schools. When the honor roll was listed this spring, there were twenty-eight sophomore names to be found on it. That June we wearily laid down our pencils and books, thankfully contemplating our enjoyable sum¬ mer to come. The next fall we entered an even busier year. We started by electing Faith Bascom as our president, David Cole as vice-president, Shirley Fournier as secretary, and Gary Harrington as treasurer. The first social function of the year which we sponsored was the football dance. It had fairly good attendance, and we happily stored more money into the treasury. This fall there were eight junior boys who were doing outstanding work for us on the football field. The girls were still holding their own with four making the varsity hockey team. The student council was launched by a new advisor this year—Mr. Laprade—whom we all commend for his fine work. The representatives this year were Marilyn Estey, Audrey King, Gary Harrington, and David Cole. They helped considerably in making this an active group. The year before we had shown a theatrical tendency ; this year we went all out with an excellent repre¬ sentation in the travelling assembly team, the all state concert group, the speech club, and the Grange Prize Speaking group. On the basketball court we had Michael Morrissey, Gerald Hyland, Gary Harrington, Edward Berry, and Gordon Cole sparking us on to victory. As for the girls’ varsity basketball, half of the team was composed of juniors. In the spring came the biggest social event of all— the much talked-about Junior Prom. We all worked very hard those last few days in decorating the gym Mardi Gras style. The finished product was really well worth the effort, as everyone commended our work. The walls were covered with gay ma sks, sceptres, and trumpets, and there was a mass of streamers and balloons overhead. Everyone danced the night away in perfect happiness. Now that we had become social butterflies, we had even more reason to be exhausted when summer rolled around. We showed that we could really keep up the scholastic end with a good representation on the honor roll. The tragedy which struck Holden last June cer¬ tainly brought out the best traits in many of the townspeople including the members of the senior class. A great many girls helped at the feeding and clothing centers, and the boys worked with the crews which cleared the wreckage. We certainly put in many hours of hard work. This year being the last of Holden High School’s existence, we entered it with a sober determination to make it the best year it has ever had. Mrs. Creamer, indispensable as our friend and advisor, has always sparked us on. We chose as president, Gerald Hyland; vice presi¬ dent, Audrey King; secretary, Marilyn Estey; and treasurer, David Cole. In the fall we started off by conducting a paper drive which topped the all-time record and gained a great deal toward the class trip. The campaign was continued by the presentation of an entirely different senior play—a suspense drama —which was very successful as well as novel. On the athletic front the senior boys and girls again skillfully dominated the scene. Finally we arrived at the one event toward which we had directed all our energies—and money—during the past three years. With a great deal of happiness and excitement we embarked upon the class trip to New York. A guided tour through the city, the Broadway musical “Wonderful Town,” and various radio and television shows were the highlights of the excursion. It was certainly thrilling and profitable, and surely no one will ever forget it. Now that we have reached our last year of high school, we can recall all the memories that are ours. Giving humble thanks to all the teachers who have helped us to better ourselves through the understand¬ ing of others, we promise that the future will prove their work well spent. AUDREY KING 30 We, the most intelligent class ever to graduate from Holden High School, do, on this memorable night, reminisce on the merry adventure of our past four years spent within, and without, the walls of this fair institution. However, before we venture out into greater fields of service, it is our wish that our talents, abilities, and idiosyncracies be bestowed upon, and bequeathed to, less fortunate individuals. Therefore, the last will and testament of the Gass of 1954 reads as follows: ARTICLE I Item 1. Upon the “Next year we’ll reign supreme” Juniors, we bestow the sacred and awe-inspiring title of SENIORS. May you be as worthy of it as we have been. Item 2. To the “We’re not so lowly” Sophomore class, we leave absolutely nothing—they think they already have everything. Item 3. To the “Crash! Bang! Here we come” Freshmen, we leave a sure cure for their juvenile antics. Perhaps, by the time they are Seniors, they’ll be cured. Item 4. To the “We’re so nervous” Class of ’58, we bequeath a book that we have written during the past four years entitled “The Do’s and Dont’s of a High School Student.” ARTICLE II Item 1. We, the “We tried to behave” traffic officers of 1954, bestow more will power to resist the temptations of getting out of class too soon and having little parties in the corridors upon next year’s fortunate group. May you exist for the whole year. Item 2. We, the “Let’s not argue today” Cheer¬ leaders, leave our arguments at practices to next year’s pep-leaders. Don’t get discouraged, girls, we’ve had loads of fun, too! Item 3. We, the “Maybe we’ll get to Hollywood” Senior Play Cast, bequeath our long and hard re¬ hearsals to next year’s actors and actresses. But no one can say that it’s been all work and no play! Item 4. We, the last class to graduate from Holden High School, leave our “Naughty but nice” antics to Mr. Thomas, so he’ll have an understanding of next year’s most unpredictable class. ARTICLE III Item 1. To Mr. “These cookies are for the other men” Daniels we leave the lunchroom, so he can enjoy it to his heart’s content. Item 2. To Mr. “You’ll never be a chemist” La- Prade we bequeath a new jet propelled, stream¬ lined bus so the girls won’t have to push when he drives them to their games. Item 3. To Miss “You kids can’t fool me” Tuttle we leave a record saying, “There will be no permis¬ sions granted today” for her to play every day in study hall. Item 4. To Mr. “If you argue, I’ll make it a double” Langenheim we leave a super-duper pogo stick so he’ll get to school on time when his wife has the car. Item 5. To Miss “I’m always cheerful” Haidukie- wicz we leave an article entitled “How to Handle Teen-Age Boys,” written by the Senior girls. Item 6. Upon Mr. “Pepsodent Smile” Huntington we bestow any magical power that might help him find any reasonable facsimile of manhood that may happen to be left after our class graduates. Item 7. To Mr. “When I was in the Navy” Eaton we bequeath a giant economy size diary so he can tell his grandchildren of all his exciting adventures at good old H.H.S. Item 8. To Mrs. “Next year we’ll be undefeated” Moulton we leave an extra room adjacent to her office so she can safely store away all the coats she takes from the locker rooms. Item 9. Upon Mrs. “You Seniors can certainly be exasperating” Creamer we bestow a padlock for every door and window in her house to discourage any would-be burglars. Item 10. Upon Mr. “Laughing Boy” Bubar we bestow the deepest appreciation of everyone for all that he’s done for Holden High. Item 11. To Mrs. “Will you do an errand for me?” Smith we bequeath a special assistant to detect forged signatures on excuses and report cards. Item 12. To Mrs. “Of course, we’ll have a quiz” LaMothe we leave our birth certificates to prove that we really are not two-year-olds. Item 13. Upon Mrs. “Give them another helping” Gaw we leave our enormous appetites to be evenly distributed among the incoming students. Item 14. To Miss “I hope you noticed my high heels” Carlin we bequeath a contract for her to sign so she’ll keep her promise of no Latin homework when the girls win their games. Item 15. To Mr. “How were things while I was away?” Buker we leave a forecast of at least thirty days too stormy to hold school. Item 16. To Mr. “Your talent is well hidden” Bowes we bequeath a list of all the would-be artists who never arrived at his classes. Item 17. To Miss “Here’s a week of doubles” Innis we leave a recording of her famous last words, “This year I won’t give any detentions.” Item 18. To Miss “May he rest in peace” (Shake¬ speare, of course) Schoff we bequeath our well-worn books “30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary.” It took us thirty weeks but what a vocabulary we have! ! Item 19. To Mr. “You whisper too loud” Cohen we leave his affectionate nickname of “Mr. Peepers.” Item 20. To Jack “Just leave me alone” Harvey we leave a group of meek girls who won’t dare give him a hard time when he wants to clean the locker rooms. Item 21. Upon Elmer “I’m a cop” Blum we bestow a perfumed pipe so he can sweeten up the new school. Item 22. To our “chief cooks,” Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Oslund, we bequeath a push-button controlled kitchen so they can have the rest they well deserve. ARTICLE IV Item 1. Fred “Here comes Santa Claus” Ander¬ son leaves his witty remarks and M. C. jokes to Hal “Knock, knock” Lane and Jack “Crazy man” Court. Item 2. Carol “Neat as a pin” Anderson bequeaths her long wavy hair to Paula “I’ll never have it cut again” Lindgren. Item 3. Barbara “Wait for me, Warren” Adams leaves her ability to hang on to one boy to Donna “Variety is the spice of life” Jenson. Item 4. Faith “Bay, windshield covers sure come in handy” Bascom and Tony “You’re not kidding” Buthray leave, feeling terribly sorry that Mr. “What are you doing in there?” Bubar can’t surprise them any more. Item 5. Fred “Here we come” Belanger leaves a vacancy in the Paxton Truck Brigade to be filled by any Paxtonite who has a flashy, red truck. CLASS WILL Item 6. Janet “I’ve got a code” Berggren leave s her acting in the Senior Play to anyone who can sneeze as realistically. Item 7. Eddie “Mighty Mouse” Berry leaves his ability to get on his teachers’ nerves to Roger “Any¬ thing for a laugh” Corbin. Item 8. Robert “Woman hater” Berube bestows his lack of interest in the “fairer” sex to Tom “What’s wrong with them?” Blomfelt. Item 9. Marge “Hey, kids, listen to this one” Bingham bequeaths a trunkful of jokes to Calvin “Fred won’t tell me the good ones” Anderson. Item 10. Jackie “I’m French” Brodeur bestows her deceiving quietness upon Edith “I’m from Oak¬ ham” Crawford. Item 11. Bob “I’m a Spanish dancer” Brunzell leaves his love of singing to- Howie “The Phantom Voice” Dimmick. Item 12. Sue “I’m the quiet type” Burns leaves her neat-as-a-pin appearance to Sally “Spic and Span” Steele. Item 13. Joe “Hotrod” Charbonneau bestows his motto “Eat, Drink, and be Merry” upon Steve “Don’t call me ‘Red’ ” Howe. Item 14. Marilyn “Good things come in small packages” Clark leaves her casual way with the “fellas” to Marie “I get so excited” Bonin. Item IS. Joan “I’ll be glad to help” Clemens wills her helpfulness and artistic ability to any incoming senior who will use them as well. Item 16. Buzzy “I can jitterbug” Clouthier leaves his flashy dance step to Randy “One step on the floor, the other on her foot” Freeland. Item 17. Dave “Casanova” Cole wills his ability to give the girls a line to Pudge “I’m here, you lucky people” Paharik. Item 18. Gordon “My father’s a band leader” Cole leaves his ability to always have his homework done to Ken “I never do” Carlson. Item 19. Terry “Howdy, folks, I’m Sheriff Doo¬ little” Connor leaves his vacant window seat to Charlie “’Ja ever see my muscles?” Fitch, so he can hide on Mr. Cohen. Item 20. Rose “I play to win” Conrad bestows her easy-to-get-along-with manner upon next year’s cheerleaders. They’ll sure need it! Item 21. Harold “Don’t tell the girls that I’m only 15” Cooper leaves his way with the opposites to Buddy “Haven’t I seen you somewhere?” Amadon. (By the way, girls, he’s sixteen now.) Item 22. Nancy “Nothin’ beats fun” Culross wills her new book “How to be the Life of the Party in Ten Easy Lessons” to Connie “Dig those crazy knee socks” Baker. Item 23. Jane “I’m going steady” Dickman be¬ queaths her likable manner and quietness to Linda “I’m bashful” O’Jaime. Item 24. Jim “Lover boy” Dickman bestows his flirtatious smile upon Ronny “Hiya, Beautiful” George. Item 25. Mike “Professor Einstein” Dowd wills his scholastic ability in Chemistry to Janice “Is HaO a gas?” Colvin. Item 26. Jim “Haste makes waste” Drury wills his slow, shuffling feet to Don “What’s your hurry?” Johnson. Item 27. Carol “Silence is golden” Dufur leaves her reserved place in front of the locker room mirror to Mary “I need an hour to comb my hair” Conrad. Item 28. Bob “That’s not fat—that’s muscle” Erick¬ son bequeaths his manly physique to Donald “Tarzan” Boyce. Item 29. Marilyn “Sorry, boys, I’m going steady” Estey leaves her ability to laugh at nothing, anytime and anywhere to Maggie “’Til I Waltz Again With You” Scott. Item 30. Martin “Gadzooks” Fors bestows his interest in radios upon Bill “I have an F.M. radio” Hooper. Item 31. Shirley “Well, hello there, handsome” Fournier leaves her love of parties to Jim “Let’s have a blast” Miles. Item 32. Cindy “I’m not really blushing” Freeland leaves her recently published book “There’s Nothing Better Than a Swede” to Bob “What’s wrong with the Irish?” Morrissey. Item 33. Barbara “I’m going to marry Liberace” Gibson wills her ability to organize those “crazy- mixed-up” clubs to Nancy “Join the Wall-Paper Club” Hughes. Item 34. Howdy “I ain’t really scared of girls” Graves leaves, thankful that he made it in only four years! Item 35. Gary “Ain’t love grand?” Harrington leaves to Kay “It sure is” Prue a “Model T” that won’t go over thirty miles-an-hour. Item 36. Dick “Will you miss me, Carol?” Hor- rigan wills his car for another steady couple to sit in during noon hour. Item 37. Martha “Isn’t it romantic?” Haynes be¬ stows a year’s supply of romances upon the “We don’t want a ric-o-chet romance” LaHair sisters. Item 38. Judy “Harvard, here I come” Howe leaves and with her go all her Harvard pennants, book covers, pins, sweatshirts, etc. Amidst it all we might find a glimpse of purple and white. Item 39. Carol “I’ll tell Mama on you, Jerry” Hyland bestows her love of field hockey upon Joan “Mugsy” Forsell. Item 40. Jerry “Just call me Mr. Versatile” Hy¬ land leaves his size 14 shoes to Billy “Just watch mine grow” Perkins. Item 41. Elaine “I can twirl” Johnson leaves whatever it takes to keep Bob around to Shirley “I do all right with Phil” Johnson. Item 42. Nancy “Never a dull moment” Johnson bestows her secret formula for making anyone laugh to Judy “Laugh and the world laughs with you” Clark. Item 43. Shelda “I make my own roads” Jolly wills her quietness to Mirrless “Can anyone direct me to detention hall?” Underwood. Item 44. Ronny “Lazybones” Keough leaves his privilege of cleaning up the home room to Jim “Any¬ one need First Aid?” Gibbons. Item 45. Audrey “prima ballerina” King bestows her beautiful dancing technique upon Nancy “The Charleston is so graceful” Fletcher. Item 46. Bob “Never call me ‘Hope-less’ ” Kirby leaves membership in the S.P.C.P. (Society for Pre¬ vention of Cruelty to Parkers) to Marilyn “Hiya, handsome!” Fancey. Item 47. Priscilla “My friends call me ‘Pursy’ ” LaPrade bequeaths her lady-like ways to Barbara “Who’s Emily Post?” Ferrandino. Item 48. Betty “I play a squeeze-box” Laukkanen wills her interests outside of Holden to Mary Ann “I get around, too” Dowd. Item 49. Carol “Blondy” Lindgren leaves her sense of humor to Betsy “I like it here at Holden” Robinson. Item 50. Mary “I won a medal” Majewski bestows her twirling ability upon Joanne “I’m learning fast” Johnson. Item 51. Mel “Where I came from, they raise hams” McCubbin bequeaths his gentlemanly ways to Bob “Crash-bang” Zoppo. Item 52. Mike “Love ’em and leave ’em” Mor¬ rissey wills his article “One Thousand and One Ways 32 CLASS WILL to Tease the Girls” to Kenny “I do all right myself” Johnson. Item 53. Ralph “I haven’t a care in the world” Nordquist bestows his happy-go-lucky ways upon Bob “Who wants to play poker?” Goodnow. Item 54. Cynthia “With a song in my heart” Perry leaves her ever sparkling personality to Bev. “Potsy” Powell. Item 55. Pierre “Get me out of class” Poirier leaves his flashy clothes to Cappy “I have pom-poms on my shoes” McCauley. Item 56. Carol “I love to act” Powers wills her flashing black eyes to Ray “I can’t keep mine open” Philblade. Item 57. Bob “I’m an artist” Price bequeaths his height to Bob “Be patient, girls, I’ll grow” Ford. Item 58. Barbara “They just think I’m quiet” Rob¬ inson leaves her fun-loving ways to Janice “I’m no angel” Johnson. Item 59. Herb “I have a good time” Sherwin be¬ stows his scientific flirting technique upon Franny “So do I” Jennette. Item 60. Nick “I have a Toni” Seelye could leave his curls to Franny “Can I borrow a bobby-pin?” Poirier, but he’d rather take them with him. Item 61. Bob “My past is a closed book” Size bequeaths his humorous idiosyncracies to John “There’s a method to my madness " Holmgren. Item 62. Jack “Women don’t phase me” Spring wills his indifference towards the girls to Bill “I kind of like them” Harris. Item 63. Jackie “Easy Ed” Tribou leaves her basketball ability to our up-and-coming Sophomore, Sally “Cousy” Fletcher. Item 64. Gail “This is called MacPherson plaid” VanRiper bestows her interest in Worcester Academy upon Marsha “Who says I use peroxide?” Gordon. Item 65. Dick “What did I do now?” Wagner leaves to Buddy “But I have such an innocent face” Wright, the honor of being a frequent visitor to the office. Item 66. Don “I live to eat” Whitney wills the contents of his intriguing mind—mischief, of course—- to the “good three,” Bev, Barb, and Christy. Item 67. Kay “Let me take a picture” Woodall bequeaths her love for photography to Judy “I’ll pose for you” Pearson. Item 68. Warren “Look into my eyes” Young leaves his long curly eyelashes to Walter “I really don’t need them” Haskins. Item 69. Joan “Don’t get me silly” Zecco bestows her note-passing skill upon Barbara “I goofed again” Nelson. Item 70. Jean “I got a letter today” Zinno leaves her own translation of Macbeth to Joyce “Let ' me have a try at it” Howe. Signed, sealed, and nervously delivered on this eleventh day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-four by Judy “I leave and once more silence reigns in H.H.S.” Forsberg. GERALD HYLAND Address of Welcome ROSE CONRAD Farewell Address FAITH BASCOM Class History MARILYN ESTEY Class Prophecy Who’s Who Cutest JAMES DICKMAN MARILYN CLARK BETTY LAUKKANEN—JERRY CONNOR Best Dancers ROBERT CLOUTHIER—SHIRLEY FOURNIER Neatest Hair MARY MAJEWSKI—JACK SPRING English Sharks AUDREY KING—PAUL DOWD Most Fashionable CONRAD POIRIER—JANET BERGGREN Laziest MARJORIE BINGHAM—RONALD KEOUGH Most Likely To Succeed KAY WOODALL—HERBERT SHERWIN 34 Steadiest Couple FAITH BASCOM—ANTHONY BUTHRAY JUDY FORSBERG-GERRY HYLAND Who’s Who ] Class Angels SHELDA JOLLY—JOSEPH CHARBONNEAU iressers CAROLE ANDERSON—ROBERT BRUNZELL Nicest Smiles MARILYN ESTEY—DAVID COLE Peppiest EDWARD BERRY—JEAN ZINNO Best Natured JANE DICKMAN—NICHOLAS SEEL YE Nicest Teeth BARBARA ADAMS—ALFRED BELANGER Math Sharks ROSE CONRAD—PAUL DOWD Class Flirts SHIRLEY FOURNIER—MELVIN McCUBBIN Quietest ROBERT SIZE—PRISCILLA LaPRADE Class Blushers NANCY JOHNSON—ROBERT KIRBY Best Excuse Makers CONRAD POIRIER—GAIL VAN RIPER Nicest Eyes JUDITH HOWE—WARREN YOUNG Best Speakers JUDY FORSBERG—FRED ANDERSON Best Pals 36 SUZANNE BURNS—JOAN ZECCO TT71 5 Most Marriageable MARTHA HAYNES-GARY HARRINGT ON Best Athletes CAROL HYLAND—GERALD HYLAND Class Singers Class Clowns CYNTHIA PERRY—JERRY HYLAND RALPH NORDQUIST—BARBARA GIBSON I Best Pals ! GORDON COLE—MARTIN FORS CLASS MOTTO: In Ourselves Our Future lies CLASS COLORS: Green and White CLASS FLOWER: White Rose JUNIOR PROM YOUNG CHARBONNEAU CONNOR McCUBBIN HOWE JOLLY ANDERSON CAROLE BINGHAM VAN RIPER DUFUR BERGGREN CULROSS WOODALL PERRY PRICE elaineijohnspn CLARK BELANGER 1 i §L LINDGREN (g m ZECCO If H | - — 111 tr i GERALD CAROL ZINNO MAJEWSKI HYLAND FOURNIER KING ROBINSON CONRAD LAUKKANEN POWERS If ' ' 1 - i■ 1 RC , J ■ NORDQUIST BHHT " 1 m . ! JSBL m , wdKjWtejM FREELAND J V LaPRADE MHfljy ' NANCY j JOHNSON J ifcilki, ' . «i ■ :$ SENIOR OFFICERS First Row: Marilyn Estey, Secretary; Audrey Kin g, Vice-President. Second Row: David Cole, Treasurer; Gerald Hyland, President. SOPHOMORE OFFICERS First Row: Barbara Anderson, Secretary; Beverly Johnson, Vice-President. Second Row: Robert George, Treasurer; Robert Miles, President. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS First Roto: Maryanne Dowd, Secretary; Nancy Hughes, President. Second Row: Robert Ford, President; Richard Steele, Treasurer. FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS First Row: Linda O’Janne, President; Nancy Andrews, Secretary Second Row: Donald Perry, Vice-President; Calvin Anderson, Treasurer. First Row: Priscilla LaPrade, Rose Conrad, Audrey King, Barbara Robinson, Marilyn Clark, Jean Zinno, Cynthia Perry. Second Row: Elaine Johnson, Carole Lindgren, Barbara Adams, Judith Howe, Faith Bascom, Jacqueline Tribou, Kay Woodall, Judith Forsberg, Elizabeth Laukkanen, Carole Anderson. Third Row: Robert Price, Harold Cooper, Paul Dowd, Gerald Hyland, Gordon Cole. SENIOR PRO MERITO Those who maintain an average of 8 5 or better throughout their four years of high school become members of the PRO MERITO SOCIETY. In their Junior year they receive a certificate and in their Senior year they receive a pin which signifies their membership. These young people certainly have every right to be proud of this honor. First Row: Nancy Andrews, Peter Travis, Carol Ann Watts, Marilyn Clark, Cynthia Perry, Shirley John¬ son, Maryanne Dowd. Second Row: Mrs. Frances Creamer, advisor; Melvin Gray, Edward Olson, David Cole, Harold Cooper, James Miles, Gary Harrington, Robert Ford, Judith Forsberg. STUDENT COUNCIL If ever any problems come up around Holden High School, the STUDENT COUNCIL is ready to take up the matter in a democratic way, under the direction of their able advisor Mrs. Creamer. This organization consists of a few students from every class. Once a week they assemble and discuss ways in which they may improve situations such as traffic in the school and assembling in the auditorium. 44 TRAVELING ASSEMBLY First Row: Jean Benoit, Elizabeth Laukkanen, Joan Hodgson, Carolyn Mollberg, Paula Ross, Marilyn Lundquist, Nola Harding, Joanne Lyman, Janice Stevens, Cynthia Perry, Nancy Fletcher, Barbara Adams, Miss Ruth Innes. Second Row: Robert Miles, Audrey King, Alyce Collins, Sally Potter, Sally Fletcher, Eleanor Reed, Kay Woodall, Barbara Ferrandino, Judith Howe, Nancy Johnson, Marilyn Parsons, Margaret Scott, Joanne Johnson, Lawrence Greenfield. Third Row: Paul Adams, James Miles, Robert Brunzell, Gerald Hyland, Addison Redfield, William Harris, Alan Roseen, Fred Anderson, Warren Young, Robert Brunelle, Paul Peterson. TRAVELING ASSEMBLY TEAM The talented students who were chosen to represent us at the various high schools were well received. Miss Innes rehearsed the acts which included ballet and tap dancing, pantomime, comedy skits, instrumental solos, and quartettes, solo and group vocal numbers. They were complimented on the fine quality and variety of their program. Left to Right —Janet Rice, Kathleen Prue, Paula Ross, Janice Stevens, Audrey King TAP DANCERS An interesting portion of the talent assembly group were these dancers whose participation added to the success of the program. first Row: Dennis Moore, Rose Conrad, Audrey King, Sally Steele, Edith Crawford, Shirley Fournier, Donna Jensen, Janice Colvin, Charles Fitch. Second Row: Beverly Gallant, Cynthia Thomas, Nancy Fletcher, Claudia Wolfe, Elizabeth Laukkanen, Judith Forsberg, Jane Putnam, Suzanne Persons, Sandra Jacobson, Paula Hughes, Myrtle Tremblay. Third Row: Sally Potter, Richard Steele, Gerald Hyland, Ronald Fournier, Lawrence Greenfield, Margaret Scott. GRANGE PRIZE SPEAKING This year there were 27 students entered in the annual Grange Prize Speaking Contest. The final winners were: Humorous—Donna Jensen; Orations—Shirley Fournier; Dramatics—James Miles. first Row: Margaret Scott, Marilyn Clark, Ruth Rondeau, Mrs. Jessie Smith, Frances Griffin, Suzanne Burns, Joan Zecco. Second Row: Marilyn Fancey, Sally Potter, Janet Berggren, Beverly Gallant, Claudia Wolfe, Margo Hart, Myrtle Tremblay, Edith Crawford. SPEECH CLUB Mrs. Smith has willingly given her time to this group of girls who are interested in dramatics. The activities include various plays during the year for their own benefit and in the spring they provide a play for. the school assembly. They are coached in proper enunciation, pronunciation, posture and delivery of speech. 46 First Row: Audrey King, Rose Conrad, Mary Conrad, Suzanne Burns, Joan Zecco, Margo Hart. Second Row: Miss Leota Schoff, Nancy Fletcher, Priscilla LaPrade, Barbara Adams, Joyce Howe, Judith Howe, Carole Lindgren, Joan Hodgson. STUDENT LIBRARIANS In September of every year Miss Schoff, the teacher in charge of the school library, chooses a group of Seniors and Juniors to be librarians during their study hour. They attend meetings once a week for about three months and learn the library system. They have such duties as keeping order, serving as a guide to the other students, and they perform the regular d uties of librarians. The head librarian this year was Audrey King. SENIOR SPEAKERS First Row: Rose Conrad, Audrey King, Cynthia Perry. Second Row: Shirley Fournier, Gerald Hyland, Marilyn Estey, Judith Forsberg. 47 BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB Owing to the large number of aspirants, the mixed glee club boasted many members. Under the direc¬ tion of Miss Innes, this group had many opportunities to perform, namely: Thanksgiving Program, Christ¬ mas Program, Spring Concert and Commencement Exercises. GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB First Row: Shirley Johnson, Carol Davey, Cynthia Sperl, Beverly Johnson, Paula Ross, Nola Harding, Penelope Drawbridge, Linda O’Janne, Joan Hodgson, June Paine, Ruth Mattson, Martha Elliot, Mirrless Underwood. Second Row: Nancy Fletcher, Barbara Anderson, Cynthia Pearson, Joan Forsell, Janice Johnson, June Maenpaa, Rose Conrad, Janice Stevens, Joy Wasson, Eileene MacKizer, Jean Benoit, Ida Hammond, Virginia Gilchrest. Third Row: Miss Ruth Innes, Janet Bissonnette, Claire Christmas, Judith Clark, Lois Sergent, Margaret Mooney, Gail Van Riper, Carol Ann Cooke, Janice Colvin, Althea Barton, Cynthia Thomas, Paula Lind- gren, Ann Smith, Janice Lamarine, Carolyn Mollberg, Beverly Powell, Nancy Flughes, Cynthia Perry, Jean Fogg, Marilyn Lundquist, Eleanor Reed. Fourth Row: Patricia Wirths, Nancy Johnson, Carole Lindgren, Janet Benson, Marilyn Estey, Judith Howe, Faith Bascom, Carol Dufur, Judith Forsberg, Barbara Ferrandino, Cynthia Freeland, Carol Hyland, Kay Woodall, Carol Powers, Carol Adams, Barbara Adams, Carole Anderson, Joanne Lyman, Sandra Jacob¬ son, Maryanne Dowd, Elspeth MacGregor. BOYS’ GLEE CLUB First Row: Peter Travis, Emil Denoncour, Thomas Berube, Jon Winters, Donald Perry, Lawrence Green¬ field, Albert Nicoloro, John Samborski, Harold Hunt, Ronald Provost, Robert Miles. Second Row: Stephen Howe, Paul Peterson, Richard Brunelle, Everett Willey, David Cook, Robert Brun- zell, Howard Dimmick, Joseph Charbonneau, Melvin McCubbin, Warren Young, David Berry, Miss Ruth Innes. Third Row: James Miles, James Rogan, Addison Redfield, Donald Whitney, Alan Roseen, Gerald Hyland, William Harris, Paul Adams, Joseph Dowd. 46 GIRLS’ SEXTETTE This carefully selected group re¬ ceived additional training and supple¬ mented nicely the work of the glee club at the school programs. They also sang at programs presented in other high schools. Miss Ruth Innes, Joan Hodgson, Nola Harding, Barbara Ferrandino, Joanne Lyman, Carolyn Mollberg, Eleanor Reed. ALL-STATE CONCERT Miss Innes nominated twelve su¬ perior singers for the ALL-STATE CHORUS and three instrumentalists for the ALL-STATE BAND. After memorizing an entire program of mu¬ sical selections, this group, with per¬ formers from other high schools in Massachusetts formed a massed band, orchestra and chorus. The magnificent result of these talented students work¬ ing under expert direction was shown on April 10, 1954 in the Worcester Memorial Auditorium. BOYS’ ENSEMBLE The vocal results of these ten boy: were a major attraction at the Holden school programs and at the out of town programs. Robert Miles, Warren Young, Paul Adams, David Cook, Robert Brunzell, Miss Ruth Innes, director; Gerald Hy¬ land, Alan Roseen, James Miles, Rich¬ ard Brunelle, Larry Greenfield. An added attraction at our assembly programs was the Boys ' Ensemble who also performed at other high schools with the ■assembly teams. Their sing¬ ing supplemented the work of the Glee Club and added enjoyment to the pro¬ grams. ORUS , Nola Hard- Ruth Innes, Paula Ross, Janice Stevens. Second Row: Robert Miles, Carolyn Mollberg, Joanne Lyman, Carol Adams, James Miles, Gerald Hyland, Barbara Ferrandino, Marilyn Estey, Cynthia Thomas, Larry Greenfield. t - r . SENIOR PLAY CAST First Row: Terrance Connor, Audrey King, Janet Berggren, Mrs. Jessie Smith, advisor; Marilyn Clark, Shirley Fournier, Judith Howe. Second Row: Elizabeth Laukkanen, Ralph Nordquist, Barbara Gibson, Gerald Hyland, Carol Powers, Fred Anderson. 50 m Another Success—Mrs. Smith Hollywood—Here we come!!! FOG ISLAND MRS. WILLIAMS. .... Shirley Fournier WILLIAMS . . . . Ralph Nordquist JERRY MARTIN. . Gerald Hyland SHERIFF DOOLITTLE ... . . . . Terrance Connor BROCK, (A Crook) . .Fred Anderson MARGY O’LAUGHLIN . . . . Barbara Gibson ANN WICKIFFE. MAURINE GARDNER . . .Janet Berggren JOHANNAH GREEN. .Audrey King PRISCILLA RALSTON . . Carol Powers Don’t Shoot i vRIRrflHW tcSsSStf t. ' 5j.y Ajn PEP SQUAD NO. ONE First Row L. to R.: J. Zinno, E. Hinkley, B. Sorblom, B. Anderson, M. Dowd, N. Hughes, N. Fletcher, C. Desauntes, P. Drawbridge, S. Fournier. Second Row L. to R.: C. Freeland, Miss Carlin, N. Harding, E. Laukkanen, M. Bingham, D. Wagner, M. Bond, S. Harrington, S. Steele, J. Olson, C. Sperl, R. Mattson, C. Hyland. Third Row L. to R.: J. Forsberg; M. Gordon, J. Grover, M. Underwood, C. Donway, J. Lamarine, M. Mooney, M. Smith, B. Hale, I. Hammond, M. Bonin, S. Burleigh, P. Lindgren, B. Adams. Fourth Row L. to R.: B. Johnson, C. Zottoli, C. Baker, S. Johnson, J. Forsell, C. Hickey, E. Reed, S. Fletcher, C. Dufur, M. Hart, M. Scott, B. Nelson, J. Colvin, M. Clark, J. Berggren, C. Slayton. The PEP SQUAD, under the guidance of Miss Carlin, attends the games and backs up the Cheer¬ leaders. This is a new organization this year and it has proven to be a successful one. PEP SQUAD NO. TWO First Row L. to R.: S. Pearson, J. Hogberg, C. Petterson, M. Dowd, N. Hughes, N. Fletcher, J. Matis, B. Josephson, K. Manty. Second Row L. to R.: R. Rondeau, B. Oberg, F. Bascom, J. Forsberg, M. Estey, C. Freeland, C. Hyland, G. Van Riper, S. Fournier, J. Zinno, M. Lundquist. Third Row L. to R.: J. Maenpaa, P. Hughes, F. Griffin, S. Potter, B. Borden, E. Macgregor, J. Howe, K. Prue, C. Christmas, C. Watts, C. Christmas, J. Bissonnette, M. Bolster, Miss Carlin. Fourth Row L. to R.: J. Johnson, M. Oliver, J. Lyman, J. Horrigan, M. Wagner, J. Putnam, B. Hull, J. Clark, S. Jacobson, M. Adams, N. Andrews, D. Jenson, J. Johnson. 52 First Row: Carolyn Mollberg, Cynthia Thomas, Paula Ross, Miss Ruth Innes, Janice Stevens, Joan Hodgson. Second Row: Mirrless Underwood, Lawrence Greenfield, Warren Young, Fred Anderson, Ronald Carlson. ORCHESTRA The orchestra appeared at numerous assembly programs, including the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Programs, and Graduation Exercises in all the towns of the Union. In addition, certain of its members did solo and ensemble work. OUR CLASS SONGBIRDS! 53 TRAFFIC SQUAD First Row: Judith Forsberg, Audrey King, Shirley Fournier, Gail Van Riper, Jean Zinno, Marilyn Estey. Second Row: Mr. Joseph Daniels, advisor; Carol Hyland, Harold Cooper, Gerald Hyland, Gary Harrington, David Cole, Faith Bascom. TRAFFIC OFFICERS At the end of every year a squad of thirteen Seniors is chosen by the Student Council to act as traffic officers. They patrol the corridors between classes. Mr. Daniels is the advisor of the group. HIGH SALESMEN First Row: Charles Fitch, Judith Olson, Donna Jensen, Beverly Sorblom, Beverly Oberg, Jean Brickey, Constance Baker, Nancy Hughes, Penelope Drawbridge. Second Row: Robert Berube, Beverly Gallant, Nancy Andrews, Janet Berggren, Carol Dufur, Kay Woodall, Lynn Sellig, Jane Putnam, Judith Howe, Elizabeth Hull, Carol Davey, Mr. Charles LaPrade. Third Row: Cynthia Perry, Andrea Rogers, Ronald LaFerrier, Richard Steele, Melvin McCubbin, Daniel Hemingway, Lawrence Greenfield, Paula Hughes. MAGAZINE HIGH SALESMEN This year 27 students were high salesmen. The Managers were: Carole Anderson and Carol Lindgren. To qualify these students sold over twenty dollars worth of subscriptions. 54 VARSITY FOOTBALL First Row: Michael Morrissey, James Dickman, Herbert Sherwin, Harold Cooper (co-captain), Mr. Patrick Huntington (coach), Anthony Buthray (co-captain), Robert Clouthier, Conrad Poirier. Second Row: James Gibbons (manager), Robert Ford, James Miles, Richard Henderson, Raymond Phil- blade, Paul Dowd, Gerald Hyland, Robert Brunzell, Carl Paharik, Melvin McCubbin, William Hale (manager). Third Row: Richard Steele, Harold Lane, James Rogan, Philip Ruggles, John Holmgren, Joel Decker, James Wright, Francis Jennette. HOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM The Holden High football team emerged from a successful 1953 season with a 3-2-2 record. Although dropping its first game of the season to Millbury, the team surged back brilliantly when it encountered the Westboro eleven. The game ended in a 7-7 deadlock, but the Holden boys showed the teamwork that makes a good team. They also showed fine teamwork when they met the Notre Dame eleven from Fitch¬ burg. They completely outplayed their opponents and ran up a score of 33-0. The following week the Terriers crushed the Worcester Academy Jay Vees by a score of 34-6. With these two victories under their belts the Holden team gained much confidence, and the players were really up for the game with Auburn. The favored Auburn team proved to be too much for the Holden eleven, however, and they lost, 38-0. After the setback by Auburn the team hammered right back by defeating Northboro, 32-7, in the final game of the season. Holden was fortunate in having James Miles, varsity squad, chosen as one of the members of the Tele¬ gram and Gazette Worcester County All-Star team for his brilliant defensive and offensive work all season at the right-guard spot. On the whole it was a very successful season under the new coaching of Patrick Huntington, who did a very fine job with the Holden team. With the addition of a lightweight team, which was started this year, the prospects for the Regional team look very good. FOOTBALL PRE-GAME CONFERENCE 56 James Miles—County All-Star Football Team JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM First Row: Roger Corbin, Fred Holt, Stephen Howe, David Berry, Stanley Amidon, Robert Miles, Walter Gove. Second Row: William Perkins, Edward Jamieson, John Williams, Robert Bluis, Calvin Anderson, Joseph Dowd, Ronald George, Howard Dimmick (manager). Third Row: Harold Hunt, Jon Miles, Roger Smith, Robert Johnson, Donald Perry. BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL First Row: Robert Goodnow, Robert Clouthier, Joel Decker, Anthony Buthray, Edward Berry. Second Row: Mr. Huntington (coach), Richard Steele (manager), Robert Ford, Michael Morrissey, Gerald Hyland (captain), Gary Harrington, James Wright, William Hale (manager), Charles Fitch (manager). HOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM The Holden High basketball team, with three of its five starters from last year returning to the line-up, o pened its season against West Boylston. The Holden team looked very impressive as it routed the West Boylston team, 66-29. On January 4, the Holden five played its first Blackstone Valley League game against Westboro, and the Holden team clinched the opener with a 57-46 victory over the Westboro five. The team then traveled to Shrewsbury, where it lost a heart-breaker. The Terriers, leading by 18 points at half time, managed to get only fifteen points in the last half and were beaten by a set shot from 30 feet out by Granger with 5 seconds left in the game. The Holden High team, obviously needing an impressive showing against the Auburn Dandies, came through in the clutch as the season came to an end. Although Auburn won, they beat the Holden Five by only six points. This was the closest margin of victory for the Auburn team throughout the entire season. The team effort disp layed by the Holden club in this game assured them a place in the Clark Tournament. The Terriers were chosen to participate in this event, and their first opponent was Oxford. The Oxford contest proved to be only a warm-up game, as Holden romped through it, 61-32. In its second test, however, Holden was scheduled to meet the highly favored Webster team, which had beaten the Holden Five twice before. Against these odds, the Holden array proved their teamwork and pulled away from the stubborn Webster team in the final three minutes of the game to win by a score of 51 to 41. The Holden team again faced the same situation as they entered the finals on Saturday night against Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury team had tripped the Terriers twice in the regular season, but the margin of victory in both games had been only one point. Despite the fact Holden was considered the underdog, the Holden five took the floor and played to the best of their ability. The Shrewsbury team showed a little more hustle and aggressiveness, however, and came out on top, edging the Terriers, 51 to 47. The team of 1953-54 was one of the best teams that have ever represented Holden High. If this same spirit and aggressiveness are shown by the teams of the Regional High School, their success will be guaranteed. 58 JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM First Row: Stephen Howe, Arthur Pentilla, Peter Travis, Francis Jennette, Robert Bluis. Second Row: Charles Fitch (manager), Robert Brunelle, Walter LaPoint, Philip Ruggles, David Bruce, David Cook, Stanley Amidon, Thomas Bloomfelt. 59 First Row: Edith Crawford, Mary Majewski, Janet Rice. Second Row: Joanne Johnson, Margaret Scott, Patricia Wirths, Joyce Johnson, Elaine Johnson, Marilyn Parsons, Margo Hart, Ann Smith, Ruth Rondeau. Third Row: Miss Ruth Innes, Rose Conrad, Paula Ross, Nancy Johnson, Nancy Culross, Ronald Carlson, Alan Roseen, Mirrless Underwood, Carolyn Mollberg, Barbara Nelson, Donald Prouty, Harriet Gove. Fourth Row: Addison Redfield, Janice Stevens, Sigmund Matis, Warren Young, Richard Johnson, Fred Anderson, Howard Dimmick, Cynthia Thomas, Joan Hodgson, Lawrence Greenfield, Paul Adams, Dana Keirstead. BAND Thirty-eight members comprised the Holden High School Band at the end of its fourth season. This organization, led by Miss Ruth Innes, marched and played at many of the football games, student rallies and other school events. 60 First Row: Janet Rice, Ruth Rondeau, Mary Majewski, Ann Smith, Joanne Johnson. Second Row: Margaret Scott, Elaine Johnson, Patricia Wirths, Joyce Johnson, Marilyn Parsons, Margo Hart, Edith Crawford. MAJORETTES These girls worked with Mr. Edward McNamara on the various baton techniques and routines. Led by Mary Majewski and Elaine Johnson, they added greatly to the appearance of the band. L. to R.: C. Freeland, C. Hyland, L. Bascom, J. Forsberg, M. Estey, J. Zinno, S. Fournier, G. Van Riper. CHEERLEADERS Eight ambitious Senior girls make up the Cheerleading squad. They are chosen by popular vote at the end of each year. Mrs. Moulton, the physical education teacher, is their director. 61 GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL First Row: Marilyn Estey, Cynthia Freeland, Judith Forsberg (captain), Carol Hyland. Second Row: Mrs. Jane Moulton (coach), Nancy Fletcher, Shirley Johnson, Jacqueline Tribou, Joyce Howe, Janet Trask, Rose Conrad. HOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM Holden vs. West Boylston 40- 6 Holden vs. Leominster 49-22 Holden vs. West Boylston 39-20 Holden vs. Westboro 30-27 Holden vs. Shrewsbury 37-12 Holden vs. Shrewsbury 30-16 Holden vs. Westboro 3 5-22 Holden vs. Millbury 24-33 Holden vs. Millbury 35-30 Holden vs. Leominster 61-16 Holden High School’s varsity squad consisted of the following forwards: Joyce Howe, Jacqueline Tribou, Marilyn Estey, and Judith Forsberg (captain). The varsity guards were Cynthia Freeland, Janet Trask, Shirley Johnson, and Carol Hyland. The team got off to a rolling start by defeating West Boylston both away and on the home court with scores 40-6 and 39-20. The Holden six then trampled their Shrewsbury rivals, 37-12, on their home floor, with Jackie Tribou high scorer with 15 points. The girls of H.H.S. then went to Westboro, meeting a four-year undefeated team and took their title away by beating them 3 5-22. The 17-point high scorer was Judy Forsberg. Inspired by these successes, the Terriers were determined to go through the season undefeated. They uprooted Millbury on Millbury’s court, leading all the way to a victory of 3 5-30. The team kept up the good pace and beat Leominster by 17 points, ending the game with a score of 49-22. The Holden six then played host to Westboro, meeting a highly improved team in the closest game of the season. The clever teamwork between guards and forwards, however, proved Holden the rightful possessors of the title " undefeated.” The score was 3 0-27. The Holden six, with hopes still high for an undefeated season, played their last out-of-town gamfe, meeting Shrewsbury and emerging with an easy victory, 30-16. Captain Forsberg was high scorer. The next game, with Millbury High, proved to be Holden’s downfall. The Millbury six out-fought the hard-playing Holdenites and beat them, 33-24. In the last game of the season, Coach Moulton played a full senior line-up, and the Holden six whipped Leominster by 45 points. Much credit for the season’s good record is due to the fine work and coaching of Mrs. Moulton. 62 JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM Kneeling: Beverly Johnson, Eleanor Reed. First Row: Barbara Anderson, Harriet Gove, Constance Baker, Joan Forsell, Charlene Slayton, Nancy Hughes, Christie Donway. Second Row: Cynthia Thomas, Judith Mclntire, Betty Hale, Mirrless Underwood, Carol Adams, Janet Benson, Marilyn Taft, Sally Fletcher, Catherine Hickey, Joan Hodgson, Mrs. Jane Moulton (coach). 63 GIRLS’ VARSITY HOCKEY First Row: Beverly Johnson, Cynthia Freeland, Carol Hyland, Judith Forsberg (co-captain , Rose Conrad, Marcia Gordon. Second Row: Mrs. Jane Moulton (coach), Joan For sell, Constance Baker, Margaret Scott, Kathleen Prue, Shirley Johnson, Catherine Hickey, Nancy Fletcher, Eleanor Reed, Marilyn Clark (manager). HOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAM 1953 Season Shrewsbury 2 Holden 0 Holden 1 Shrewsbury 0 Millbury 2 Holden 1 Holden 2 Leominster 0 Holden 5 Leominster 0 Holden 1 Millbury 0 The varsity hockey team of Holden High School for 1953 was comprised of the following: Joan Forsell, Marcia Gordon, Catherine Hickey, Eleanor Reed, Cynthia Freeland, Shirley Johnson, Rose Conrad, Beverly Johnson, and Judith Forsberg and Carol Hyland (co-captains). Marilyn Clark was the manager. The team started practice the second week of school with a squad of sixty girls reporting. Three weeks after the first practice the varsity team was chosen. The first game, with Shrewsbury High, was played in Holden. The Shrewsbury team proved too fast for the Holden eleven, and Holden lost its first game, 2-0. The next week, following a hard practice session, the Holden team traveled to Millbury to meet a hard-fighting opponent. The Holden varsity lost its second game, 2-1. After this slow start the team regained its fighting spirit and started off on a winning streak by beat¬ ing Leominster, 5-0. The undefeated Shrewsbury eleven followed next. In the first half the hard-playing Holden High School girls came through with some excellent teamwork, and the game ended with a 1-0 victory for Holden. Again the Holden girls met Leominster, this time on Leominster’s home field. They were in for a sur¬ prise when they found their opponents a much strengthened team. Holden, however, proved the stronger and came out in the clear with a 2-0 victory. The fast, ball-carrying eleven from Millbury came to Holden’s field for the last game of the season for both teams. The determined Holden team played one of the best games of the season, defeating Mill¬ bury, 1-0. The J.V.’s came through the season as usual undefeated, with the exception of one tie with Millbury in the beginning of the season. The varsity members playing their last field hockey competition for H.H.S. were Cynthia Freeland, Rose Conrad, Judith Forsberg, and Carol Hyland. The senior players leave the responsibility for building an undefeated team next year to the athletically-inclined sophomores, who made up more than one-half of this year’s varsity squad. 64 JUNIOR VARSITY HOCKEY TEAM Kneelmg: Charlene Slayton, Suzanne Burns. First Ron : Barbara Anderson, Nancy Hughes, Christie Donway, Cynthia Perry, Sally Fletcher, Donna Jensen, Beverly Powell, Janice Colvin, Joan Zecco. Second Row: Marilyn Clark (manager), Carol Watts, Judith Olson, Carolyn Zottolli, Paula Hughes, Mirr- less Underwood, Mary Oliver, Janice Horrigan, Elizabeth Laukkanen, Joanne Lyman, Sandra Jacobson, Elizabeth Hull, Margaret Adams, Nancy Andrews, Mrs. Jane Moulton (coach). 66 Upon arriving home from a long trip, I immediately turned on the television set and curled up in a big cozy chair by the fireplace. I had tuned in to “Tom Corbett and the Space Cadets” and as I was reluctant to get up and switch to another channel, I settled for this one. Suddenly, I seemed to be “zooming” into outer space in my own jet controlled rocket and see¬ ing far into the future the whereabouts of the class of 1954. Through my micro-atomic lenses, I could s tt Mike Dowd, Einstein II, working on a new invention—a safety razor with a blade guard so designed as to permit shaving in close quarters, as in trimming mustaches. His reliable assistant Conrad Poirier was pondering quite diligently on the calculations, etc., when none other than Marjorie Bingham announced that dinner was now being served. She was quite pleased with it, as she had created her own recipe called “Apple upside down and turned over again cake.” In fact she was even going to send it into Carol Dufur’s “Cooking School for Those with Grow¬ ing Ulcers,” which had gained fame throughout the country! The famous ballerina Audrey King, was starring in “The Swan” at the new Hipidrome Theater in Princeton, which seated more than five thousand people. I learned that Mike Morrissey’s “Tumble Down and Build It Up Again Construction Company” had just completed this new theater. After Audrey’s appearance there the manager, Mel McCubbin, had engaged another attraction. This was also sure to be another sellout, starring Barbara Gibson and Liberace —Four Hands on Three Pianos. Carol Lindgren news columnist on the “New York Times,” now being edited by Robert Kirby, was giving both of them very fine write-ups. However, Joan Zecco kept interrupting Carol’s train of thought with ques¬ tions about her own column— Friendly Advice to Lonely Hearts! On Joan’s blotter, I noticed a piece of birch bark with a message written on it. It seems “Howdie” Graves had been living a peaceful hermit’s life in the North Woods and was seeking advice from Joan on how to fall in love. This was not sur¬ prising to me as “Howdie” always was a “woman hater.” Now I can see a striking poster by “Bob” Price, the Michelangelo of this day. It was being posted at the Majestic Theater where “Bob” Erickson and “Joe” Charbonneau, who had just gone into partner¬ ship in the “Handy Dandy Postum Uppum Corpora¬ tion,” were playing seesaw on the scaffold. The poster read “Strange Revelations of Cleopatra’s Other Love,” co-starring Zsa Zsa Basco, the former Faith Bascom and Harold Cooper, the suave sheik of Hollywood. I noticed during one of the highly romantic scenes. Fred Anderson, Director of this cinerama, giving Harold a few tips on how to really be sincere with his “lines!” Also in the studio, Joan Clemens, a cartoon artist, was busy creating some new Walt Disney characters. Back in New York, Conductor “Tony” Buthray was finishing Beethoven’s Unfinished Symphony in “Bee-bop” and as I looked at the orchestra, I spotted Rosie Conrad as one of his outstanding trombonists. I heard Gordon Cole, one of the ushers at the Metro¬ politan, telling the stage manager, James Drury, that two of their classmates at Holden High, Cynthia Perry and “Bob” Bruncell, famed vocalists, were now touring the country after their grand appearance in the classical “Kiss Me Kate.” “Cindy” Freeland had finally established her own Licorice Factory in Vermont. Janet Berggren was employed there as “Cindy’s” expert licorice taster, but as Janet had just caught her finger in one of the machines, Dr. Barbara Adams, world renowned woman physician, was called in to attend her. “Cindy” was distressed about this and also about Hebert’s Candy Mansion, which was giving her a lot of com¬ petition. Nancy Culross seemed to be eating five of Hebert’s white chocolates to each one that she man¬ aged to get packed. Carol Anderson, working oppo¬ site her, was wrapping “all year suckers” especially designed for the five sons of Judy Howe. Marilyn Clark has reached great heights as a trapeze artist in Ringling Brothe rs Barnum and Bailey Circus, which was being managed by Warren Young. It was no wonder when I found Kay Woodall busy grooming horses at the Santa Anita Racetrack and chatting with her was none other than “Terry” Connor, sheriff of the county—and what a dude! I always thought he was a natural in our Senior Play. “Jimmy” Dickman’s hot rod, which he had “souped up” especially for “Dick” Horrigan’s Hell-Driving Show, looked almost as good as my own jet. How¬ ever, I imagine after the show, Don Whitney and Ronnie Keough will have quite a lot of business as they were engaged in “Burying Old Junks at Lindy’s Auto-body Cemetery.” “Jackie” Brodeur was now stuffing animals, reptiles and birds at Professor Martin For s’ Taxidermy In¬ stitute. “Freddy” Belanger had just purchased three new trailer trucks and was in the business of transporting the exquisite “iron stitched girdles.” This new crea¬ tion had become a popular demand since Gail Van Riper had been employed to model them. On the salty shores of Cape Cod, “Eddie” Berry, a distinguished salesman in “Sue " Burns’ “Thrifty- Nifty Shell Shop,” had just set a new record for selling the greatest number of sea shells in ten years. Also, I found " Bob” Berube cleaning fish in Nick Seelye’s Odorless Fish Market, which was located down here. Carol Hyland was displaying her unique figure as a cigarette girl in the “Holdenite Casino” proprieted by Ralph Nordquist. Miss Schoff’s English seemed to leave quite an impression on Jean Zinno as she had now formed her own Shakespearean Club. They were rehearsing “Macbeth. " Nancy Johnson was Vice President of the club and had just signed “Betty” Laukkenan as a new honored member. “Buszy” Clouthier had taken over the Arthur Mur¬ ray Dance Studios and I could see that “Buzz” really profited when he hired the attractive Shirley Fournier as his assistant. More men were eager to learn how to dance--especially “Dave " Cole, who had become the country’s handsomest bachelor. Dave always had so many girls he just never had time to make up his mind! Priscilla LaPrade, also employed by “Buzzy,” had received the title of the “Cutest Hat Check Girl” in the United States. Jack Spring and Bob Size were shampooing bear rugs for the Albany Carpet Company. To make sure they had that “fluffy, clean and extra soft appeal,” “Jackie” Tribou checked them over with a steel rake! I also heard “Jackie” telling her co-workers that Carol Powers was quite an Expert Beauty judge for French poodles. When I looked down upon what looked like a metropolis and read the sign, “Stop! and Grab some Grub at Gary’s Giant Astoria,” I knew that the owner must be my old classmate Gary Harrington. He always wanted to live a “life of ease” and this was well demonstrated by his ten full course dinner 67 CLASS PROPHECY 1954 being served to him by Martha Haynes, Jane Dickman and Barbara Robinson. At that colorful Mardi Gras in New Orleans, I gazed with astonishment when I saw Elaine Johnson and Mary Majezvski twirling five lighted torches at one time. They had come a long way since their twirling days at old Holden “Hi!” Tuned in on my video wave radar set, I could see Shelda Jolly giving an impressive campaign speech for " Judy” Forsberg, who was running for President in the country’s coming election. When this was over Warren Young appeared on the screen with a few words to say about the new Wildroot Liniment for falling arches. Circling over the Holden Football Stadium, the “Fighting Amazons” were seen in a huddle with their coach " Jerry” Hyland, who was giving them some last minute instructions. These women really went into action during the game and " Dick” Wagner, the water boy, was also kept pretty busy. Here comes Herb Sherwin testing out his new red convertible jet engine and it looks as though he’s try¬ ing to gain enough speed to pass me! Oh, Oh, he’s hitting my left propeller! !!!!!!!!! Wow! That was a fine way to end a wonderful dream—falling out of a chair! Oh well, I had at least found out the whereabouts of the “Best Class Ever—The Class of 54!” MARILYN ESTEY dareweff sddd redd This is a unique occasion. It is one that brings with it more than the usual sadness of commencement parting, for tonight the words “Farewell Address” have a more poignant meaning for us all. Not only are we saying farewell to our classmates and to the school which we are leaving, but with the close of these exercises we are writing “Finis” to a chapter of Holden history that was begun nearly seventy-four years ago. It therefore seems appropriate that we turn back the pages of history to the year 1880, for a brief look at those early events. In March of that year the Town of Holden, aware of “the spirit of aspiration pervading our schools, and the increasing number of good scholars in town,” authorized the establishment of a high school. The school was opened for the spring term with Miss Cornelia Thurston as principal. Mr. Alonzo K. Learned, who was to remain with the school as prin¬ cipal for thirty years, was engaged for the reopening of school in September at a salary of about $600. Let us, in our imaginations, attend one of the first sessions of our Alma Mater. As we approach the white frame building situated nearly on the site of this high school, we are struck by something familiar about it. We suddenly realize it is the building we now know as the Holden Clinic, minus the front porch. We watch the grammar school children file into the classrooms on the first floor while we climb the stairs to the two rooms above, occupied by the high school. We are greeted by an erect, dignified man of about forty with a flowing moustache. We slip into a seat along with the seven pupils—-six girls and one boy— who comprised the first graduating class. As we listen to the opening exercises, which consist of a timely passage of Scripture and an inspirational poem, we recognize in this man a person of rare scholarship and understanding. At 12 o’clock we are dismissed for an hour’s nooning. After eating the lunch we have brought with us, we while away the rest of the time playing ball in front of the school, which faced the present athletic field, or in sitting in the shade of a grove of trees about where the bleachers are today. At one we return to the classroom and remain until school is dismissed at four. In the gathering dusk, if it is winter, we walk the three miles to our home in Chaffins, since in those days there was no trans¬ portation of any kind. Such was school life in the early 1880’s. By 1888 increased enrollment had made it neces¬ sary to move to larger quarters, and in September of that year Holden High School moved to the second floor of the Damon Memorial Building, which had been erected to house both a library and the high school. Enrollment that first year was thirty-seven. Mr. Learned had the h elp of one assistant. It is recorded that students were much inspired by their beautiful surroundings—the broad staircase, colored bull’s-eye lights in the windows, oak woodwork, and the fireplace at one end of the main room. But time marches on. By 1923 it was realized that the Damon Memorial Building was no longer ade¬ quate if the town was to keep educationally abreast of the times. A committee was appointed to consider the matter of larger quarters, and in 1925 the town voted to erect a new high school. The original high school was purchased by the late Dr. Frank Wash¬ burn and moved to its present location on Boyden Road, while preparations were made for the erection of the new high school on its former site. In June, 1926, this building was dedicated as the Alonzo K. Learned High School in honor of its former principal, and the graduating exercises of the class of 1926 were held here. The school was opened in September with seven teachers and an enrollment of 135. Holden had come a long way since 1880, and the people of the town, proud of their new 250-pupil high school, were confident that it was adequate to take care of the needs of the town for many years to come. But they could not foresee that within twenty-five years the population of the town would have nearly doubled. By 1949 it became evident some action must soon be taken to meet the expanding needs of the high school. In December of that year represen¬ tatives from Holden and neighboring towns met to consider the possibility of joint action in erecting a new high school. That meeting marked the beginning of the final chapter of Holden High School history. “The old order changeth, giving place to new,” but although tonight Holden High School as an insti¬ tution ceases to be, its influence will continue to live on in the lives of its graduates. Hundreds of young men and women have spent the most formative years of their lives here and have gone out to hold positions of trust and distinction in the community and in the world at large. For them Holden High School will always be a living memory—their Alma Mater, that started their footsteps on the pathway to success. And so tonight, though we are sad at the thought of change, we are most of all proud of Holden’s glorious past, and the long line of graduates who honor her name. We, too, the Class of 1954, hope to perpetuate by our deeds the position of respect and renown which she holds. It is appropriate to recall at this time in rededication the words delivered by David F. Estes at the sesquicentennial celebration of the town in 1891 : “Holden is still only a foundation. What has been wrought is but preparatory to what shall be wrought. Let us build upon this foundation so well that when the historian of another fifty years, of another one hundred fifty years, shall take up his tale, he shall glory in our work as we in the work of our fathers.” ROSE CONRAD 68 DISTINCTION - - VALUE Insurance Service The Insurance Office ROBERT DEA, AGENT Holden, Mass. 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