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

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yearbook of the WACHUSETT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Seme Class of 1956 ' Dedication . . . AT THE CLOSE OE THESE EIRST TW O YEARS OF THE n ACHTSETT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, WE LOOK HACK W ITH PRIDE I PON ALL THAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. ONE OE THE CHIEF INSPIRATIONS BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF OUR NEW SCHOOL HAS BEEN OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. W ITH THE HELP OE HIS GUIDING COUNSEL AND SYMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING, W E HATE ATTAINED UNITY OE SPIRIT AND A HIGH STANDARD OF ETHICAL CONDUCT. IT IS, THEREFORE. WITH DEEP ADMIRATION AND SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR HIS UNTIRING EFFORTS THAT W E. THE MEMBERS OE THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1956, DO DEDICATE THIS YEARBOOK TO OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. MR. CHARLES B. .lOHNSON. Charles phnsoa ADMINISTRATION UJilh.,u J{. SUPERINTENDENT JH. ‘ 77 , ' lontas PRINCIPAL FACULTY DEPARTMENTS emcitics . . . Left to right: R. Chace, F. Creamer, F. Terrasi, C. Williams. First Row, left to right: H. Carlin, D. Cloutier, W. Perry, H. Hamilton. Second Row, left to right: P. Harrity, H. Cooper, R. Flagg, V. Carvalho, C. Lmdberg. nglisli . . . First Row, left to right: J. Williams, H. Carlin, L. Schoff, D. Cloutier, H. Hamilton. Second Row, left to right: R. Barker, D. Fitzgerald, P, Harrity, B. Foley, J. Connor, W. Davis. FACULTY DEPARTMENTS First Row, left to right: R, Makepiece, R. Gaw, M. Eames. Second Row, lelt to right: P. Humere, E. Kelsey, N. Rayner. First Row, left to right: A. Olson, G. Clason, A, Berryman, C. Kuninski. Second Row: C. Shiere. icncc . . . First Row left to right: N. Mills, C. LaPrade, J. Daniels, M. White. Second Row, left to right: R. Sell, C. Carbone. yVlttsic and . . . •cign JZo n iicx cs First Row, left to right: M. Carr, L. Smith. Second Row, left to right: E. Frechette, B Foley. J. Connor, H. Barre G. Bowes Tk fsicci l£.J, tea f ton , . , Left to right: E. Ream, J. Moulton, P. Huntington, J. Costa. H. BRACEBRIDGE Nurse A. CARLSON — Librarian Class Mis lory I think it ' s time to look through my bookcase again. If has been a long time since I browsed through the pages of my old books. Let ' s see now, Dickens, Longfellow . . . what is this hidden behind my volumes of Shakespeare? Why It ' s the history of the Class of 1956, Wachusett Regional High School. What fun If will be to look back on my high-school years! N September 8, 1954, our new adventure began. We entered the new high school, which we all had watched grow from a skeleton of bare steel and concrete to a beautiful, modern school building. All one hundred and sixty-three of us were completely lost for the first few weeks, running from one end of the build- ing to the other in order to find our classes on time. We discovered that everyone was having the same problem, so we had some consolation. It wasn ' t long be- fore classes began to run smoothly as we became accustomed to the routine. Before long, football was in full swing. Now we had a chance to develop our school spirit by cheering for our team. Tryouts for cheerleaders were held, and in the final selection one of our junior girls, Lois Sargent, was chosen a mem- ber of the cheerleading squad, with Barbara Anderson and June McGuiggan as alternates. They helped the team to a successful season. Some of the junior boys who made the team were Charles Darling, Joel Decker, Meivyn Gray, Harold Lane, Robert Miles, and Harry Taylor. While the football team was achieving success, the hockey team was also making a good record. This was due partly to the fact that our own Connie Baker, Sally Fletcher, Joan Forsell, Beverly Johnson, Shirley Johnson, and Eleanor Reed served on the varsity. As soon as we had become acquainted with most of our classmates, elections for class officers were held. The procedure included the filing of nomination papers, campaigning, the holding of primaries, and the final voting. We elected as president, Robert Miles; vice-president, Harry Taylor; secretary, Beverly Johnson; and treasurer, Ronald Fournier. Our ad- visors were Mrs. Olson, Mr. Eaton, and Mr. Menard. Next our thoughts turned to basket- ball. Joel Decker, Stephen Howe, and James Wright were our stars on the varsity team. Sally Fletcher, Joan Forsell, Beverly Johnson, and Shirley Johnson were our contributions to the girls ' team, which had an excellent season. The junior girls further demonstrated their skill in athletics when the badminton championship of the school was won by Sally Fletcher and Marie Speckman. By this time we began to feel more at ease with the other members of the school. Dances were held after some of the basketball games, and a few record hops were sponsored by different classes. On the evening of March 18, we spon- sored a junior movie with the proceeds going to the class treasury. Finally spring arrived, and we began anticipating our biggest social event of the year — our Junior Prom. We all worked hard decorating the gym in a carnival theme. Music was furnished by Johnny Cutler ' s orchestra, and everyone had a gala time dancing the night away. Class Day was a very proud occasion for the junior class for it was announced that our own Meivyn Gray was the re- cipient of the Harvard Award. Two boys from our class, Robert Miles and David Cook, attended Boys ' State and one girl. Myrtle Tremblay, attended Girls ' State. With final examinations the first school year of the Wachusett Regional High School came to an end. On September 7, 1955, one hundred and fifty-five seniors entered the familiar halls again. As seniors we were deter- mined to make this the best year ever. During the latter part of our junior year we had chosen as president, Meivyn Gray; vice-president, Robert Miles; secre- tary, Carol Ann Cooke; and treasurer, Ronald Fournier. This year our advisors were Mrs. Creamer, Mrs. Jean Williams, and Mr. Frechette. The football team was comprised mostly of seniors, as was the hockey team. Both had successful seasons. A Student Council was organized with Harold Lane, president and Charles Darl- ing, vice-president. Although this organi- zation is new in our school, it has already done many things which benefit the stu- dent body. When we returned to school after Christ- mas vacation and found ourselves writing 1956 on our papers, we began to realize how few were the months of school left to us before graduation. Our Variety Show was held on March 16. Many members of the class par- ticipated, helping to make it a success. The proceeds were for the benefit of the senior class. The Senior Play, " Life With Father, " was presented on April 17 and 18. Those participating were John Price, as Father; Lois Sergent, as Vinnie; and Lawrence Cushman, Harold Lane, Dennis Moore, and Earle Boynton, as their sons. Althea Barton played Mary Skinner, and Leatrice Stoddard was Cora. The Reverend Doctor Lloyd, Doctor Somers, and Doctor Hum- phreys were played respectively by Ronald Fournier, Walter Gove, and Jeffrey Cun- ningham. Eleanor Reed was seen as Margaret, and Cynthia Sperl, Mildred Bond, Marie Speckman, and Judith Jud- kins played the parts of the maids. At last we reached the final stepping stone of our high school career. June ar- rived and with it, graduation! As we left the halls of Wachusett, we carried with us many pleasant memories of the happy times spent by the Class of 1956 at Wachusett Regional High School. What a pleasure it has been to recall my high school days. I must leave this book near the front of my bookcase so that I ' ll be reminded to read it more often. C. MARCIA SMITH Class Officers First Row, left to right; Robert Miles, Vice-President; Melvyn Gray. President. Second Row, left to right: Ronald Four- nier, Treasurer; Carol Ann Cooke, Secretary. am i " Once a gentleman, always a gentleman. " CHass crooner - well-bred — hearty smile — clear-cut speech — really knows his music. Holden Higli Srhool. Honor Koll 2; Tra -eling .Assembly 2; Glee Club 2, 3. 4. ara ion ' Soft speech and a merry smile ' “Barb” — small in stature, high in personality ■ — vigorous cheer- leader — gay and fun-loving — tops on everyone’s list — Junior Prom Queen. Holden High School. Honor Roll 2; Honorable Mention 1, 3; Glee Club 2; IVp S(|uad 2; Basketball 2: Hockey 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Intramural Clul) 3, 4; C ' heerleading 3, 4; Future Teachers of America (Secretary) 4. oijce ane erion " A jolly girl, a live-wire. The kind of which you never tire. " “.Andy” — sunny smile — warm conversation — original ideas- always peppy — bubbling with laughter. Alajor Edwards Higli School. Ifonors 1; Cheerleader 1; Student Council (Secretary and Treasurer) 2; Softball 2; Hockey 3; F. F. A. 4. nee " It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends. " “Connie” — pretty, peppy, and popular — friendly smile — a credit to the hockey team — good student — collegiate dresser — rare combination of energy and efficiency. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2. 3, 4; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Fep Stpiad 2; Softball 2; Basketball 2. 3, 4 (Manager 4); Junior Prom Committee 3; Girls’ Intramural Club 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4. “Sweet girl graduate with her golden hair. " “, r’ — longest tresses — warm smile — friendly “hello” ■ — neat — nature-loving — senior play. Holden High School. Glee Club 2. 3; Chri.stmas Glee Club 4; Monitor 4; Senior Play 4. " In silence there ' s a worth that brings no risk. " “Hot Dog” — petite and peppy — laughing eyes and infectious giggle — ever dependable — quiet but full of ideas. North Brookfield High School. Glee Club 1, 2 ; Staff of School Paper 2. 3 . lomas ' ' What care I when I can rest. Kill time and take life at its best? " “Red” — happy-go-lucky — oh, that red hair — never worries and seldom hurries — friendly disposition — practical joker. Holden Hieh School. Glee Club 1, 2. CUaJ Brice BL air " It matters not how long you live, but how well. " “Cleo” — a dominant spirit — inlollerant of restraint • — carefree — happy-go-lucky — eager — impulsive — undeniably chivalrous — a gay Lothario. Rvitland High School. Baseball I. 2; Harvard Award 2. " The man worthwhile is the one who will smile. " “Tom” — a whiz on the basketball floor — warm and friendlv smile — science menace. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3; Basketball 2. 3, 4; Junior Prom Comniiltee 3; Science Club 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Football Refreshment Committee 4. " School? I suppose it is a necessary evil. " “Bob” — curly hair — lazy — tall and thin — dependable on the basketball court — one of the “Damon Boys.” Holden High School. Honor Roll 2, 3; Football 2; Basketball 2. 3, 4; Monitor 4. " I have never met so patient and tranquil a soul. " “Millie” — here is someone to trust — sweet — unassertive — such a gentleness of character — of a type all but extinct — give your life to the service of your fellow man, and so find peace. Holden High School. Pep Squad 2. ane onne He K onin ' ' Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadow. " “Marie” — busy and energetic — friend-winning personality — sparkling eyes — one-man woman — never a dull moment. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1: Honorable Mention 2; Hockey 1; Pep Squad 2; Bank Teller 3, 4: Echo Stall 4: Yearbook Staff 4; Monitor 4. Lt)auicl l2 ean (L f lice " Just the kind for sport I ' m told. " “Dav ' e” — amiable — able athlete — enthusiasm for all undertakings — a friendly interest in others — mechanical. Holden High School. Baseball 2; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 4. Ik i chard cJdeon Idruneiie ' m no angel. " If it ' s good times you want, meet “Dick” — those beautiful brown eyes — full of innocent roguery — now laughing — now serious — good at sports — fun to know. Holden High School. Honor Roll I, 2. 3. 4; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2. 3; Traveling .■ ssenibly 1, 2, 3; Spring Concert 1, 2, 3; Bov ' s’ Chorus 1, 2, 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Bovs ' State Representative 3; Senior Cabinet 4; Yearbook Staff 4. " Personality, a gleaming smile. An active mind, a friend worthwhile. " “Ed” — active and witty mind — diversified interests in and out of school — wavy hair. Major Edwards High School. Honors 1. 2; Class President I; Student Council I; Basketball (Manager) 1, 2; Science Club 4. " Like a babbling brook she chatters on forever. " “Deedie” — can ' t keep quiet — want some advice on boys? — click! click! she ' s taking pictures for Science 12 again — swell friend — heard the latest about Gordon? Holden High School. Glee Club 1. 2; Pep Squad 2: Junior Prom Clomniittee 3. RichaJ €aJe E., ni " High in height, high in mind, A laugh like his is hard to find. " “Dick” — tall, red-headed — contagious smile — charm and versatility — collegiate dresser. Commerce High School (Worcester). Monitor 4. ameron " We grant although he had much wit. He was very shy of using it. " “Tex” — carefree — independent — motorcycle enthusiast — full of laughter and mischief. Worcester .Academy. Rifle Club 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Echo Staff 4. l onaid . ydrtliur CaJs Son " We are the music makers; We are the dreamers of dreams. " “Ron” — quiet and serene — special talent for music — a treat to hear on the trombone — a student but not a grind — scientific bent. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3, 4 (High Honors 4): Traveling .Assembly 1, 2; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2; Baseball 2; Science Club 4. I icon OA ome " The only way to have a friend is to be one. " “Milt” — “Curly” — good mechanic — industrious — quiet but friendly — new green Ford. Holden High School. dennetli C rnest (diarli 2 son " Silence is more eloquent thon words. " “Ken” — valuable on the baseball diamond — sparkling smile — - big brown eyes — genial. Major Edwards High School. Baseball 1, 2. 2 ) auid nnn CdooL ' A moral, sensible, and well-bred man. " “Dave” — songster of the class — moderate • — great, all-around guy — need any help? — cutest when he ' s blushing. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3; Traveling .Assembly 1. 2; Boys ' Octet 1, 2; Basketball 1. 2; Glee Club 1. 2. 3. 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Boys ' Intramural .Association 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Science Club 4. " A sunny disposition is a truly great asset. " “Cookie” — our wonderful class secretary — sparkling eyes — a cheery smile — “Laugh and the world laughs with you!” Holden High School. Glee Club 1. 2; Girls Intramural Club 3, 4; Pep Squad 4; Basketball (Manager) 4; Class Secretary 4. " A true heart and a noble mind. " “Ru” — fine fellow to have for a pal — sincere and unaffected — inclined to be silent and retiring — outdoor enthusiast — neat, clean-cut appearance — great hunter and fisherman. Leominster High School. Jdih on Cdunningliam " The better part of valor is discretion. " “Jeff” — asset to the Speech and Drama classes — efficient manager of basketball — flair for wearing soft hats — books are his friends — athletics also claim his interest. Holden High School. Football 3, 4; Track 3, 4; Basketball (Manager) 3, 4. au rence WaLr CA iman " A courage to do and to obey ' “Lonny’’ — neat and orderly in attire and habits — generally mild and good-natured — dependable and hard worker — gentlemanly — good student — active in creative writing and dramatics. Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1, 2. 3; Band 1; Debate Club 2; Drama Club 2; Science Club 4; Senior Play 4: State Winner, L. C. Smith Essay Contest 4. " A good athlete, a true friend. His popularity will never end. " “Charlie ' ’ — fond of the out-of-doors, with a yen for hunting — actively interested in sports — great lover of skiing - — always participates in school activities — friendlv. Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1; Football 3, 4; liuramurals 3, 4; Gym Leader Corp.s 4; Student Council ( ' ice-President) 4. i enjamin acLson 2 ) ( auis " When needed he is always around, A nicer lad just can ' t be found. " “Jack " — good appearance and personality — loyal, dependable, and helpful — - always good company — fine athlete. St. Edward ' s High School (Cleveland, Ohio), Lawrence .Academy (Groton). Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 2, 3; School Paper 2. 3; Wrestling 3; Glee Club 3. Cjeonje .AlljLott Ul lS " Success follows earnest effort. ' “Ab” — smile for everyone — good student — studying no hardship — efficient and capable — great musical ability — quiet in his friendliness and sincerity. Leominster High School. Honor Roll I. 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 2; Bank Teller 4. oei Aarieton A ecLer " A good player unequalled, a sportsman complete — A good one to follow, a hard one to beat. " “Joo " — tall blond — good-looking — class “All-American” — athletic ability unlimited — snappy dresser — always ready with a joke — countless secret admirers. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2; Football 1. 2, 3. 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1. 2, 3, 4: Junior Prom (a)mmittee 3. oniaS ' ancis A eHasanta " A good sport in every sense of the word. “Tom” — good-natured — dark-brown eyes — good baseball player — always ready to help — sure to succeed. Major Edwards High School. Baseball 1: J. V. Basketball 2. Jc oui5e ivaij " Good and true and jolly, too. " “Christie” — outstanding student — athletic enthusiast — fun- loving nature — mild and friendly disposition. Holden High School. Honors I. 2, 3, 4; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; Future Teachers of .America 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Pep Squad 4. ' Wadjn ditL 3. anceij " Cheerfulness conquers everything. " " Mai " — friend to all — “small, sweet, and hard to beat” — pretty black hair — Swenson’s — soft of speech — intelligent — dimples that delight. Holden High School. Class Secretary 1; Speech Club 2; Monitor 4. Sad ara cjCoiiise erranJi erranaino " The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. " “Bobbie” — listen to that dreamy piano tune — a voice as sweet as a nightingale — favorite hobby, talking — ever friendly. Holden High School. Band 1; Student .Assembly I, 2; Girls’ Sextette 1, 2; Traveling .Assembly 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; .All-State Chorus 2. (claries Itf-Oh J ' ' Silence is as deep as eternity. Speech as shallow as time. " “Chuck” — conscientious student — seems reserved until you know him — interested in science — fun in physics. Rutland High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Science dub 4. " Her sunny disposition will always see her through. " She is the pattern of all patience — demure — sincere — reliable — of such a tranquil spirit — so true a friend. Rutland High School. Honor Roll 2, 3; Red Cross 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Student Council 2. oijce -.JJ eien ic ana an " She ' s short and neat, cute and sweet. " Small of stature but full of pep and fun — light brown hair and friendly blue eyes — nice smile — always willing to help — plans nursing career. Leominster tiigh .School. Honor Roll 1, 3; Talent Show 1; Basketball I; Intramural Club I, 2; Biology Club 2. SJLs SLnor 3Ltcl, er ' Her disposition is blithe and merry. ' ' “Fletch” — capable and dependable — talented athlete — frequently designs and makes her own clothes — the Charleston — school spirit galore. Holden High School. High Honors 1; Honors 2, 3, 4; Class .Assembly 1, 2; Traveling .Assembly Team 1, 2; Softball 2; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain 3. 4); Badminton Intramural Doubles Champion 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Intramural Club 3, 4 (President 4); Future Teachers of America 4; Football Refreshment Committee 4; Yearbook Start 4; D.A.R. Representative. 3)onaU Wits Jodansk ansbee " A joke, laugh, and a sincere heart. " “Donnie” — he’s active in sports — a good tenor — always friendly — forever witty — an everlasting supply of jokes — will be appre- ciated wherever he goes. Rutland High School. Class Vice-President 1; Class Marshal 1; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1. 2, 3; Football (Manager) 3, 4; Intramural Club (Head Manager) 4. I " It ' s nice to be natural, if you ' re naturally nice. " Lighthearted and cheerful — neatly and becomingly dressed — faithful friend — gentle manner — efficient and trustworthy. Leominster Hi‘ h School. Honor Roll 1; Basketball !; ( ' horal Club I, 2; Intramural Club 1, 2. " Joanie is an athlete right from the start, A regular sport who always does her part. " “Joanie ' ' — her world is her wardrobe — has the cashmere craze — what pep! — “Good things come in small packages” — a thletics her hobby. Holden High School. Honor 1, 2, 3. 4; Hockey 1. 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain 4): Softball 1. 2; Glee Club 1. 2; Basketball 2, 3. 4: Junior Prom Committee 3: Future Teachers of .America 4; Girls ' Intramural Club (Treasurer) 4; Yearbook Statt 4; Senior Class Cabinet 4. " He who serves most, deserves most. " “Ron” — versatile leader — smooth dancer — a dynamo of per- sonality, energy, and ambition — snappy dresser — friendly and likeable. Holden High School. Intramural Basketball 1, 2: Grange Prize-Speaking Finals 1, 2; Roxbury State Finals 2: Fire Prevention Poster Contest — First Prize 2: Echo Staff 3: Junior Prom Committee (Chairman) 3; Interim Student Council 3; Class Treasurer 3, 4. ert " They accomplish much who diligently toil. " “Duke” — eloquent speaker and debater — alert and ambitious — gregarious — co-operative — dependable and industrious — likes to talk about his experiences in England. Leominster High School. South Lancaster .Academy. Debate Club 2: Master of Ceremonies 2; Finalist. Speech Contest 2; Echo Staff 4. " True to her word, her work, and her friends. " “Bev” — well-liked by everyone — mischievous gleam in her eyes — excellent student and able worker — dependable in all she does — yen for horses — future plans include Salter’s. Holden High School. Honor Roll 2. 3, 4; Speech Club 2; Sophomore Assembly 2; Grange Prize-Speaking Contest 2: Magazine High Salesman 2; Bank Teller 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Echo Staff 3, 4 (Editor 4); Yearbook Staff 4. l a(jinon JjoU QJLnt “The quiet mind is richer than a crown. " “Ray” — sports — cars — a regular guy — easy to get along with — calm and quiet. Assumption Preparatory (Worcester). Basketball 1, 2; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 3. l onaiJ ! ol)ert eorcji “Good nature brings many friends, and thoroughness is the key to success. " “Ronnie” — • snappy dresser — “a sweller feller is hard to find” — a hard worker — ready smile and clown-like antics — mechanical mastermind. Holden High School. Football 2; Class Treasurer 2; Monitor 4. man of few words but many thoughts. “ “Benny” — quiet but with a good sense of humor — fine scholastic record — sincere attitude — his great interest, forestry. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2; Track 3; Science Club 4. “None name him, but to praise him.“ “Mel” — woosh! another basketball point for our team — a whiz in every subject he takes — one of the most popular boys in the class — know a certain girl named Joan? Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3 (High Honors 1, 3); Student Council 1, 2, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain 4); Track (Co-Captain) 3; Harvard Book Award 3; Class President 4. “The blush is beautiful but sometimes inconvenient. “ “Hopie” — warm smile and familiar blush — mischievous love of fun — top salesgirl — peaches-and-cream complexion — - rosy cheeks. North High School (Worcester), Holden High School. Junior Prom Committee 3; Student Council 4; Yearbook Staff 4. Judith . ydnn f ' ouer “There ' s a woman like a dewdrop, she ' s so purer than the purest. " “Judy” - — neat as a pin — sophisticated — winning yet quiet person ality — independent — well-dressed — good sense of humor — demure and attractive. Holden High School. Pep Squad 2; Hockey (Manager) 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Monitor 4. cJ ois ddueii n 5on " The heart is where the mind is.‘ Energetic — dependable and loyal — active interest in sports — a girl with ambition — excellent scholar — always ready with the answer. Leominster High School. Honor Roll I. 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Intramural C.Iub 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 2; Play 2; Hockey 2, 3; NOM. Typing Award 3; Monitor 4; Yearbook Staff 4. “Quiet by nature, yet fun-loving too. " “Betty” — tall brunette — loyal and friendly — a free-wheeler on the road — always ready for fun — outstanding flair for art. Holden High School. Hockey 1; Basketball 2; Pep Squad 2, 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Yearbook Staff 4. da ae J4c ammon d “Here is a true and dear and industrious friend. " “Ike” — easy on the eyes — an interest in Worcester State Teachers College — outwardly quiet and reserved — gay and jovial at heart. Holden High School. Glee Club 1, 2; Pep Squad 2; Yearbook Staff 4. " And that smile, like sunshine dart. Into many a sunless heart. " Capable librarian — nice smile — good student — music lover — hard worker. Holden Hi h School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4; Girls’ Sextette 1. 2: .Assembly Team 1. 2: IVp Squad 2: Junior Prom Committee 3; Dramatic Club 3: Intramural Basketball 3: Yearbook Stall 4; Monitor 4. SJL, PeaJ JJarri incjion " Strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. " “Sal” — quiet — tall — unassuming — dependable Princeton Manor for five years — collects china plates future in nursing. Holden HIkIi School. Pep Scpiad 2; Yearbook Stall 4. at the plans a Ml elaine " A silent character portrays an easy mind. " “Heidi” — cpiiet and re.served — delightful smile — good-natured. Major Edwards Hi h School. Glee Club 1. 2; Pep Scpiad 2, 4. " He has achieved success who has lived well and laughed often. " “Dan” — mischievous — fun-loving — a way with women — heart of gold — sense of humor — “hot-rod” — a regular guy. Rutland High School. Basketball 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 3. " There is no duty we underrate so much as the duty of being happy. " “Fred” — blond, curly hair — flair for fun — always reads ' to laugh — or to do his share — casual but so reliable — eager sports fan — nice fellow. Rutland Eligh School. Basketball (Manager) 2; Baseball 2; J. V. Football 3. Pi lerre CL.-L J c enau tt " When done by him it is well done. " “Pete” — good looks — often to be found in the midst of a group of girls — dependable worker — nice dresser. St. John ' s .Academy (Worcester). Baseball 3; Intramural Club 4. " Slow and steady wins the race. " “Muggs” — a good friend to all — don ' t let that bashful manner fool you! — always willing to help — a ready smile — happy- go- lucky disposition. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2; Class Treasurer 1; Football 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Monitor 4. == l ' ' " Ready in heart and ready in hand. " “Junie” — conscientious and hard-working — friendly — always a cheery hello — an outdoor girl — love of animals. Holden Hi h School. Honor Roll 3; Class .Assembly 1, 2 ; F. F. .A. 3, 4; F. F. .A. Prize Speaking 3; F. F. .A. Livestock Judging Team 3, 4; Chorus 3, 4. en tome " Plays well the game, and knows the limit. And still gets all the fun there ' s in it. " “Lightning” — basketball sharpshooter — a good and willing worker — slow-moving — red hair and freckles — “one of the boys.” Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2; Football 1, 2; Glee C3ub I. 2; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Junior Movie Committee 3. " A light heart lives long. " “Judy” — tall blonde — contagious laugh — good student — fun- loving. Major Edwards High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Squad I. 2. 4. " What I ought to do, I do not; What I ought not to do, I do. " “Jerry” — mischievous — bane of the faculty — sense of humor ■ — enthusiasm for Russian royalty — loquacious — appreciation of plays and movies. Classical High School (Worcester). Honor Roll 1; Science Club 4; Yearbook Start ( Manager) 4. nion " Let your interests be as wide as possible. " “Bev” — blonde hair and blue eyes — friendly to all — English shark — star on the basketball team — never outspoken — no wonder she’s so popular. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4: Student Council 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-Captain 4); Class Vice-President 2; Pep Squad 2; Basketball 2, 3» 4 (Co-Captain 4); Class Secretary 3; Junior Prom Committee 3: Girls’ Intramural Association (Vice-President) 3, 4; Future Teachers of .America 4; A ' earbook StaH 4. JlaJcUjoff JoLson, Jr. " To live long, it is necessary to live slowly. " “Bob” — watch him on the fifty-yard line — what’s your hurry? — keen dancer — a whiz on ice skates — pleasant smile. Holden High School. Football 3. ns on " Mon is the only animal that blushes. " “Gus” — knockout on the football field — blond hair — seems to like “butch” haircuts — a rewarding smile — who ' s got your ring, Ken? Holden High School. Student .Assembly 1. 2; Football 3, 3. i half score o ' lassies is never too many. " “Dick ' ’ — good worker — tall and dark — mechanically-minded — musical ability. Holden High School. Band 1, 2; Orchestra 1. 2: Yearbook Staff 4. nson " Athletics her hobby, good nature her guide. " “Shirl” — sports enthusiast — outstanding student — the new blue Ford — who ' s Ken? — the latest in fashions — a blusher. Holden High School. High Honors 1. 2, 3. 4; Hockey 1, 2, 3. 4 (Co-Captain 3): Softball 2; Pep S(|uad 2; (dee Club 2; Student Council 2; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom C-ommittee (Ticket Chairman) 3; (»irls ' Intramural Club 3, 4; Future Teachers of America 4; Yearbook Staff (F.ditor-in-Chief) 4. " Music is the one and only universal language. " “Jtidy ' ’ — enjoys music — good alto — peppy — vivacious — flair for nice clothes - - always r( ady for excitement. Rutland High School. Glee Club 1, 2; Cheerleader 1, 2; Girls’ Sextette I, 2; .‘Ml-State Chorus 2; Yearbook Staff 4. " Friendly, likeable, never a care; One like her is very rare. " Always on hand and ready to help — pleasant chatterer ■ — big- hearted — always a friend - good sense of humor. Leominster High School. Variety Show 1; Basketball I. 2; Choral Club 1, 2; Intramural Club 1, 2. CaJi arL ara J(L OjZij ' She ' s sunny in the dullest of weather. ' Sfischicvous eyes — flirtatious smile — good looks — personality plus. Atajor Edwards High School. Honors 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2; Pep Squad 1, 2, 4; (Jirls’ State Representative. " The quietest men are the greatest men. " “Christy” — dependable and hard worker — rather reserved — warm-hearted — quiet and well-mannered. Leominster High School. Track Team 3, 4. - ntlionu =Hc oni c aioie " Wise to resolve and patient to perform. " “Pete” — patient and reserved — a wizard in science — under- standing friend — favorite usher at the C-apitol ' Theater. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 3; Science Club 3, 4 (President 4); Year- book Staff 4. Janice ( ieanot ' = Cc amanne " Good nature wins almost without anything else. ' “Jan” — absent-minded — slow-moving — easy to get along with — good listener. Holden High School. Glee Club 2: Pep Squad 2, 4; Monitor 4. arjone cJ iiiian cJlc anciani ' Variety is the spice of life. But popularity lasts forever ' “Marge” — her smile is a password into every heart - — happy when active — easy to be friendly with — likes excitement — magnetic personality — good sense of humor. Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; V ' ariety Show 1; Home Room Representative 1; Basketball 1, 2; Choral Club 1. 2; Intramural CMub 1, 2; Pep Squad 4; Echo Staff 4; Yearbook Staff 4. liaised =jCandgren ' Leisure is the mother of philosophy. ' “Sleepy” — sh-h-h! he swallowed his tongue — likes to take cars apart — up to his old tricks again — Innocent? I ' hat’s what you think! Holden High School. .ddat ' ofJ yjfjont omenj cJlane, " True worth is in being, not seeming. " “Hal” — an outstanding leader with an outstanding personality — jovial master of ceremonies — “tops” with many — happy - - reliable. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1; Magazine Sales Drive (Home Room Manager) 1; Class Talent Show (Master of Ceremonies) I, 2; Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3; Junior Movie Committee 3; Student Council (President) 4; V ' earbook Staff 4. Walter cJdapointe " Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. " “Red” — carrot-top — friendly smile — quiet as a mouse — mischievous — fun-loving — flash on the basketball floor. Holden High School. J. ' . Basketball 2. " Art means labor — hard, ceaseless, unsatisfying labor. " “Charlie” — a good artist — likes especiallv to draw cartoons — a good student — who else got - ’s in Driver Education class? - — he’ll paint himself a rosy future. Rutland High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1. Cdaroie . nn cJde Llduc " Sweet of manner, fair of face. All her ways are full of grace. " Smart dresser — pleasing personality — cheery disposition — always willing to give a helping hand — entering the commercial field. Major Edwards High School. Chorus 1; Decoration Committee 1, 2; Refresh- ment Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Squad 2. a u ri ce n ie cyCe t o u neaii merry heart doeth good like a medicine ' Fine singing voice — Arthur Godfre ’ and his ukulele — can’t stay out of mischief — hearty laugh — won ' t his hair ever stay in place? Holden High School. Honor Roll 1; Student Assemhly 1. 2: Traveling Asi enihly 1. 2, 3; Spring Concert 1. 2. 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; junior Movie CU ininittee 3: junior Prom Committee 3: Male (Uunus 3. 4; Hasketball Refreshment Commillee 3. 4; Football Refreshment Ca mmittee 4. lentil . y4nna c=I inJl)erc V " Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls. ' " Rutliio” — “Wow. did you see him?” — always raring to go! — on the ball — curls ' hair -- scholar - -- nurse-to-be. Holden High Setiool. Honor Koll 1. 2, 3. 4; IVp .S iuad 4. " To see her is to like her; To know her is to love her. " Well-known, well-liked — infectious giggle — bursting with friend- liness — U. of M. holds her heart — sure to make a wonderful nurse. Holden High School. Hockey 1. 2. 3: Speech Club 1. 2: Glee Ciluh 1. 2. 3: I ' ep Srjuad 2, 4; Drama Club 3; Library Clid 4; Intrainnral Club 4; Hockev (Ma nager) 4; Yearbook Staff 4: Monitor 4. l ocjer cJlojliO ' A little man can make a lot of noise. ' Small but s ' ocal — innocent looking — a devil at heart for making money. Holden High School. Basketball (Manager) 1. talent n tt oJCi OUli " All do so like saints appear We know not who ' s the devil here. " “Lupe” — self-contained — quiet — a courteous driver — con- scientious worker — hunting and fishing. Holden High School. Chorus 1. " The happiness of the heart causeth a fair color in the face. " “Cihooche” — sparkling personality — a friend to all — full of pep — an able cheerleader — seriousness of purpose and love of mischief combined. Major Edwards High School. Class Secretary 1. 2: Cihorus 1. 2; Softball 2; .Junior I’rom Committee 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Cheerleader 3, 4 (Treasurer 4); Senior Cabinet 4; Yearbook Staff 4. " The clothes make the man. " “Mac” — talented in science and art — winning smile — great personality — lots of fun and laughter — just a big tease. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2; .Junior I’rom Ciommittee 3: Science Club 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Monitor 4. 1 ara Su usan f I ' laenpaa " All that she does, is always done well. “Barb” — courteous, gentle manner — efficient and trustworthy — eager to do things and do them well — a girl nice to know and to be with. Leominstei ' High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, .3, 4; Variety Show 1; Basketball 1, 2; Choral Club 1, 2; Intramural Club 1. 3, 4; Biology Club 2; ’earbook Staff 4. Uara % anci a me ' Always thoughtful, kind and untroubled. ' “Barb” — cheery “hello!” sure to be followed by long, pleasant chatter — thoughtful — unselfish — conscientious worker — friendly and helpful. Holden High School. Pep Scpiad 2, 4; Bank Teller 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Intramural Club 4. " For she was the quiet kind. Whose nature never varies. " “Barb” — quiet — conscientious — understanding — a true friend — thoughtful and sincere. Holden High School. F ' reshman .Assembly 1 ; I ' ep Stpiad 4. " Mischief in her eyes, music in her heart. " amt “Gretch” — musically inclined — fine organizer and capable worker — sociable — always obliging and willing to do a good turn — usually to be found in the music room. Leominster High School. Basketball 1; Volleyball 1; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee C3ub I, 3, 4; Orchestra 2; Talent Show 3; Warbook Staff 4. " Do all the good you can, to all the people you can. " “Barbs” — quiet and serious — tap! tap! typing again — great one for talking things over — friendly toward everyone — a certain guy named .M. Holden High School. Yearbook Staff 4; Monitor 4. Yjancij osep Line nutii ' ' I am sure there is nothing so fascinating as sincerity. It is so uncommon. " “Nance’ ' — energetic — understanding — athletic — winning smile — - jet-black hair — pleasant to talk to — she ll make a “topnotch” secretary. Rutland High School. Class Secretary 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Monitor 4. " For courtesy wins woman as well as valor may. " “Bob” — quiet manner — pleasing smile — the ’49 Mercury — a way with the girls — future dairyman. Holden High School. F. F. A. 3, 4 (Vice-President 3); Senior Cabinet 4. 1 icjniiinJ -y4ntli onij " The rich man has his motor car. ' “Siggy” — hard worker — green Ford — Who’s “Bcv” ? — let’s all sign up for a ride in his boat. Holden Hi h School. Orchestra 1: Bam! 1. 2. SI nia ' ' Demure and quiet she is at school. But what is she away from rule? " “Ruthie” — iotig, blonde hair — friendly and easy-going — fun- loving — good student — working at Woolworth’s - - gets along well with everyone. Holden High School, North High School (Worcester). Honor Roll 1. 2, 3: Glee dull 1. 2: Pep Squad 2: Yearbook Stall 4. SoU s. a nets “Clear smile, a clean sport. And the rigor of the game. " “Bob " — short and rugged — friendly disposition — conscientious and reliable — undeniably a leader. Holden High School. Hon(»r Roll 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1, 2; Football 1. 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Class President 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Intramural V ' olleyball 3, 4; Class V’ice-President 4. " A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. " “Peggy” — unpredictable and fun-loving — chic clothes — the men in her life — always smiling — a raft of friends. Holden High School. Honor Roll 3, 4j (ilee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Club 2; Intramural Basketball 2, 4: Pep Squad 2, 4. 2 ). ' ennis oore " ' Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel. " “Dinty” — witty — vivacious — fun-loving — never a dull moment when he’s around. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4: Grange Ih ize Reading Contest 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Volleyball 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Monitor 4; Science Club 4. " Her ways were those of quietness. " Studious — a manner of eptiet friendliness — good worker — efficient — serious. Holden High School. Honors 1, 2, 3, 4; Freshman .Assembly 1; Pep St|uad 2, 4. " What sweet delights a quiet life affords. " Slight of frame but big of heart — friendly- and helpful -- quietly observant — neat in her habits — likes to “go places.” Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1; Choral C’hib 1. Sandra cJlee jewton ' Amiability shines by its own light. " “Sandy” — expressive brown eyes — gay personality — full of pep — shares in all the fun — bright and winning smile that has won her lots of friends. Holden High School, North High School (Worcester). Honor Roll 3; Camera CHub 2; Dramatics 2, 3, -4; Hockey (Manager) 4; Pep Squad 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Future Teachers of America (Vice-President) 4; Latin Club 4; Library Staff (Secretary) 4. " Diligence, Truthfulness, Modesty — Three of the essential qualities of happiness are his. " “Carry” — man of few but well-chosen words — great sports enthusiast, especially of swimming — good-natured — - well-mannered — plenty of brains and good looks — competent and ambitious. Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Baseball 3; Home Room Repre- sentative 4. " As care-free as the day is long. " “Whit” — zoom, zoom! — Whit and his car — the cat ' s got his tongue — how are you fixed for Parker’s oil? Holden High School. anii yi (dord jdar. ' Sons " The twinkle in her eye, the sparkle in her smile — a winning combination. " Shining blonde hair — easy-going and likeable personality — impish chuckle — quiet, but companionable — never a worry ' . Holden Hieh School. Majorette 2, 4; Traveling .Assembly 2. WiiLn eeso " Smile and the world smiles with you. " “Willy” — cheerful — all-around fine fellow — mild and good- natured — great sense of humor — dependable and industrious — co-operative — alert. Leominster High School. Babketbali 1; Football 3. Joseph jPenttlla " Tools were made and born were hands. " “Art” — quiet — a farmer at heart — ■ plays basketball with a will — woman-hater — love of the woods — • a skillful hunter. Holden High School. Basketball I. 2, 3. P terson " A sunny disposition is the very soul of success. " “Bea” — fun-loving and brimful of jokes and pranks — charm all her own — energetic — obliging and always willing to do a good turn — full of unique plans. Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1, 2; Basketball 1; Intramural Cllub 1, 2; Junior Prom Committee 3. I oan i eueri(j j etitti ' Dancing eyes and dancing feet — A combination hard to beat ' “Joani” — oh. that curly hair — blue eyes — an asset to the Glee CMub — constant cheerfulness — pleasing personality. (lardner High School. Pomid Party Committee I: Red Cross Representative 1; A. A. Ball Committee 1; Cilee Club 1, 2. 3, 4; Class Parly (U)minittee 2: State Festival 2; Junior ihom Committee 3; Talent Show 3; School Bank Repi esentalive 3. P oC Ol oulSe ' Son " Speech is silver; silence is golden. " “Nan " — quil t as a inouso — very studious but friendly when one gets to know licr. Holdt ' ii Mich School. Honor Roll 1. 2, S. " It ' s better to lough than to worry. " " Tony " — unruffled disposition — easy to get along with - just makes the bus mornings — clever, original remarks — generous nature. South High School (Worcester). Baseball 1; Band 2; Cilee Club 2. Francois f oirier " Slowly, slowly, toil we on. " “Cois” — indolent and slow-moving — a photographer and independent. Holden Hii;h School. Yearbook Stall 4. care-free " ' Tis music that makes the world go round. " P nee “Jack " — witty remarks — sparkling personality — dramatic ability — smart dresser — good voice. North High School (Worcester), Major Edwards High School. Glee Club 1. 3 (President 3); Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Stall (Business Manager) 4; Band 4; Christmas Play 4. " Life is a jest and all things show it; I thought so once, and now I know it. " “Prenglc” — a likeable and good-natured fellow — mischievous, fun-loving — witty — with his sincerity and willingness to co-operate, a sure success. Holden High School. Band 1, 2; Clarion Stall 1. 2; Echo Staff 3; Junior Prom Committee 3. C leanor esC ncie " Thy voice is sweet as if it took its music from thy face. " “Ellie” — beautiful eyes — good in all sports — an asset to any glee club — friendly and good-natured. Holden High School. Honors 1. 2, 3. 4; Softball 1. 2: TI■aveli .Assembly 1, 2: Sextette 1. 2: Glee Ciluh I. 2, 3, 4; Ifoekey 1. 2. 3, 4; Basketball 2; Rep Sipiad 2. 4; Assembly Team 3: Intramural Club 3. 4; Basketball (Manager) 3, 4; Future Teachers of .America 4; Yearbook Staff 4. i3rown l oL ins on " Thy modesty ' s a candle to thy merit “Bets” — the girl who has everything — a sincere and gay person- ality — boundless energy — a winning smile. North High School (Worcester), Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Dramatic Club 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee 3; Hockey (Manager) 4; Monitor 4; Pep Squad 4; Yearbook Staff 4. . y4ian (Chester IQc oseen " Say it with music. " “Rusty” — “Oom-pa-pa, oom-pa-pa” on the tuba — always smiling — king of the redheads — Oo-la-la! I hose eyes! — ever anywhere but in the band room? — top mathematician. Holden High School. Honorable Mention 1. 2; Class Assembly 1. 2; Spring Concert 1. 2, 3; Orchestra 2: Boys ' Octet 2, 3; Traveling Assembly 2. 3: Glee C3ub 2, 3. 4: Chorus 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4 ( Vice-!Yesident 4): German Band 3, 4; Brass Quartet 4. PaJa JeL Pass " For there Is music wherever there is harmony, order, and proportion. Loquacious — “busy as a bee” — always on the go — play that “slushpump”! — clothes, clothes, and more clothes — “The Forest Prince” in the band room — dimples — future M.D. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3. 4; Class Assembly I, 2; Spring Concert 1. 2. 3; Orchestra 2: Girls ' Ensemble 2; Traveling Assembly 2. 3; Band 2. 3, 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Junior Prom Committee 3: Intramural Club 3; Future Teachers of America (Historian) 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Bank Teller 4; (ierinan Band 4; Brass Quartet 4. SJ( p oanna T shall go softly all my years. " C ' onservative — friendly — fun in Driver Education class — likes to dance and skate — nice smile — a competent, industrious worker. Rutland High School. Cheerleader I; Glee Club 1. 2. on " A mind equal to any undertaking that he puts it along side of. " “Eddie” — Cram for an exam? Never! — knowledge comes naturally — and swiftly — Eddie enjoys sports, especially basketball — but he ' s a true scholar at heart. Rutland High School. Honor Roll I. 2, 3, 4; Class President 2; Baseball 2; Intramural Basketball 3. " Noise is not necessary for success. " “Gini” — fond of horses — quiet until acquainted — always right there with an answer — third finger, left hand — clever at sketching. North Brookfield High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2. " You are simply the most splendid friend. " “Polly” — wonderf ul personality — naturally curly hair — good leader — loves music — popular — neatly dressed — friendly — practically lives in the band room. Bancroft School (Worcester). Honor Roll I. 2, 4; High Honors 3: Class Vice- President I; Class Play 1: Student Council I, 2; Red Cross I, 2; Class President 2: Spring Play 2: Band 4; Glee Club 4: Yearbook Staff 4; Future Teachers of America (Treasurer) 4. ' ' Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm, " “Rusty ' ’ — full of fun — abounding in energy — filled with school spirit — gay and cheerful — hair which is gloriously red — a willing leader — a performer, on stage and off — zest for life. Holden High School. Honor Roll I, 2, 3. 4; I’ep Squad 2; Spring Concert 2, 3: Glee Club 2, 3; Dramatics 3: Junior Movie Committee 3: Cheerlea der 3, 4 (Captain 4); Intramutal Club 3. 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Bank Teller 4; C4ieer- leaders Dance C ' ommittee 4. " Never in a hurry, never has a care. " “Moto” - — happy-go-lucky disposition — always ready to help — easy to get along w ' ith. Major Edwards High School. Basketball 1; Football 3, 4. Brian PatricL SUl " Speech be better than silence. " “Bri” — good-natured — gets along well with everyone — quick to detect sources of fun — great hunting enthusiast. Leominster High School. Basketball 1. owers " A maiden friendly and self possessed. Attractive, poised and trimly dressedi " “Jeri” — pep and vitality — friendly personality — carefree — helping hand — good humor. Roosevelt Senior High Srhool (Washington. I). C.). CL ariene cJ-ouise faijton ' She ' ll get by with a twinkle in her eye. ' “Cffiarl” — cheerful smile — friendly personality — an able band and chorus member — dependable and self-assured — certain to make a wonderful nurse. Holden High School. Basketball 1, 2; Softball I, 2; Hockey 1, 2; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1. 3, 4 (Librarian 3): Pep Squad 2, 4: Bank Teller 3. " There ' s none whose style is so neat. Whose frequent smile is so sweet. " “Ginny” — active member of the class — attractive — friendly — pleasing personality — mischievous twinkle ever-present in her eyes. Major Edwards High School. Glee Club I. 2. 3, 4; Echo Staff 3; Spring Concert 3; Homeroom Banker 4- Yearbook Staff 4. " Her hair was so charmingly curled. " “Honey” — a woman’s envy — natural curls -- good taste — beautiful clothes — a star in Dramatic Class — vivacious — outstanding as a majorette — fun-loving. Holden High School. . rt 1, 2; Majorettes 1. 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2. 3. 4; Pep Squad 2, 4; Junior Prom Decorating C ' ommittee 3; Yearbook Staff 4. " A little work, a little play, a cheery smile, that goes a long way. " “Marcia” — friendly disposition — mischievous eyes — hard worker — an A-1 “soda jerk” — good baby-sitter. Holden High School. Honors 1. 2. 4; Softball 2; Clarion Staff 2: Glee Club 2; Pep Squad 2, 4; Dramatics 3; Red Cross 3. 4; Echo Staff 4; Yearbook Staff 4. " A magnificent spectacle Is human happiness. " “Bev” — first-class traffic officer — pert and pretty — friendly — contagious laugh — “Where’s Lloyd?” — full of fun and fancy free. Holden High School. Pep Squad 2; High Magazine Salesman 2; Monitor 4; Bank Teller 4. ane . nna i oli anna ?mann " Red as a rose is she. " “Spccky” — Como se dice en Espanol? — good disposition — brown eyes — athlete — future secretary. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Badminton Czhampion; Intramural .Association 3, 4. " You must look into people as well as at them. " “Cindy” — quiet till she is wound up — a good listener — neat as a pin — soft and soothing voice. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1. 2. 3; Student Assembly 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Squad 2; Band 4; Echo Staff 4; Football Refreshment Committee 4. PaJ Eavh St eiuart " Silent in nature, but active in mind. " Quiet and reserved — a ready smile — outstanding scholar — well- liked by his fellow students — ever dependable. Holden High School. Honor Roll I, 2. 3, 4; Clarion Staff 2; Science Club 4. cJleatrice A nna toclda rJ " Serious or gay, whichever it be, ' Lea ' is always good company. " “Lea” — fine w ' orker in school and out — courage to defend her convictions — sociable — cheerful optimist -- industrious in applying herself to the task at hand. Leominster High School. French Club 2; Glee Club 2; Pep Squad 4. dd)ean ! ol)ert tore " A little nonsense now and then. Is relished by the wisest of men. " “Buzz” — tall and thin — always a ready laugh — good sense of humor — friendly • — an asset to the basketball team — red convertible. Classical High School (Worcester), Holden High School. Varsity Club 2; Argus Board 2; Student Council 2, 4; Basketball 2. 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Senior Cabinet 4; Latin Club 4; Science Club 4. (l arl)ara CaJStJL ey ' Good sense and good nature are never separated. " “Barb” — senior with a winsome smile and friendly greeting — bubbling over with enthusiasm — carefree, happy disposition — always good company — always ready to help others. Leominster High Scliool. Honor Roll 4; Band 1, 2, S: Band Majorette 4. . arnt nett Jaijior ' A willing and hard worker. ' Football — personality plus — a friendl ‘ way — “the smile that won ' t wear off " — our junior officer. Clas ical Hi h School, North High School (Worcester). ' arsity Club 2; Football 2, 3, 4; C3ass ' ice-President 3: ’ariety Show 3; Junior Prom Committee (Chairman) 3; Intra-Student Council (Vice-President) 3; CUiristmas Play 3, 4; Echo Stall 4; intramural CIuli (Secretary) 4. ' Your tongue can undo everything you do. ' ' “Pete” — disarming smile — always getting into mischief — “What did I do now, Mrs. Olson?” -- regards homeroom teachers as a necessary evil — his carefrt ' e ways have won him many friends. Rutland High School. Student Council 1; Baseball 1; Class Treasurer 2; Basketball 2; Monitor 4. " Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing. " “Bernic” — Fiz-z-z-z! Bernie ' s at the test tubes again — loudest laugh on the Chaffins bus — warm smile — great regard for manners. South High School (Worcester), Holden High School. Glee Club 1; CIlub Francais 2; Science Cdub 4. jpeter WJarcen V,: ami " A trustworthy fellow, as everyone knows. Makes many friends and very few foes. " “Pete” — good looks — his smile is his press agent — versatile and popular — smart dresser — happy-go-lucky disposition. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2; Band I; Orchestra 1; Football 1, 2; Glee Club 2; Basketball 2; Student Council 2: Junior Prom Committee 3: Bank Teller 3; Iittramural Basketball (Captain) 3; Science Club 4; Yearbook Start 4. ! ' ■tie J.[ OH lie " Happy, merry, full of fun. Known and loved by everyone. " “Myrt” — a good friend to everyone — always smiling — a little bit of angel; a little bit of devil — amiable and gay — a future at Worcester State Teachers College. Holden High School. Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1: Speech Club 2; Public Speaking 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Girls’ State Representative 3: Dramatic Club 3, 4; Future Teachers of America 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Pep Scpiad 4. " In quietness lies hidden friendship. " “Ken” — quiet — serious — always calm — easy to get along with ' — interested in radio. Concord High School. School (Census Taker 1, 2. I 1 - ' " Humor is the harmony of the heart. " “Mini” — full of the dickens — let’s play a joke on someone - — did I tell you of the time when . . .? — forgot my homework again! Holden Hit;h School. Honor Roll I; Glee Club 1, 2: Band 1. 2: Orchestra 1. 2: Spring Concert 1, 2; Softball 1. 2; Hockey 2, 3 (Slanager 3); Basketball 2, 3 (Manager 3); Girls’ Intramural .Association 3, 4; Monitor 4. 2 ) orotlii JeWa a ner " To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. ' “Shortie” — anyone for a good joke? — chatter, chatter — loves to talk - can’t get away from the white uniform of a hospital. Holden High School. Honor Roll I. 2; Pep Squad 2, 4; Chorus 4. " Work is the key to success. " Hard and willing worker — quiet — wild life enthusiast — pint size. Holden High School. Honors 4; F. F. it, 4; F. F. Judging Team 3, 4. lore " A quiet manner — a sure way to success. " “Les” — good basketball player — tall, good-looking — witty ■ — • talented. Major Edwards 4Iigh School. Chorus I; J. V ' . Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 2; Class V ' ice-President 2: Bovs ' State 3; Intramural Basketball 3; Monitor 4. " She greets you with a smile. " “Pat” — always friendly — talented dancer — thoughtful — graceful majorette — sweeet disposition — neat — an artist — one who sees beauty. Holden High School. Glee Club I. 2; Class .Assembly 1, 2; Majorette I. 2, 3, 4. CLJia £.tl Woffe " Laugh and the world laughs with you. " “Wolfie” — let’s tell jokes — a laugh that’s catching — did you ever go to one of her parties? — who ' s Bob? Holden High School. Junior Prom Cormniltee 3; Yearbook Staff 4. le.cLj nuuJt Wooj " The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm. " “Dick” — strong character and deep thinker — excellent student — courageous in voicing and holding to his opinions — serious at times — ambitious. South High School (Worcester), Leominster High School. Honor Roll 1. 2, 3; High Honors 2. " What was I put into this world for, if not to talk? " “Peg” — never at a loss for words — likes to sing — pleasing traits of character — always on hand and reads to help — diligent and conscientious worker — good student. Leominster High School. 2 ). lanne ' Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. " “Ignatz " ’ - — valuahk ' member of the Hand and Glee Club — vitality and enthusiasm — sure to succeed. X’alley Stream Central and Memorial High Schools (New York). Bancroft School (Worcester). High Honors I. 3; Honor Roll 2, 4; New York State Junior Historical Association (Vice-President) 1: President of Local Chapter 1; French Club I; Student Safety Patrol 1; Host and Hostess Club 1: Roller Skating C ' lub 1; Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4: Chorus I. 2, 3. 4; Class ice-President 2; Blue Moon Board 2: Student C ' ouncil 2; Traveling Assembly 3: Band 3, 4 (President) 4; Future Teachers of .America 4: Yearbook Staff 4; (ferman Band 4. " Friends he has many, cares he has few. " “Joe” — full of fun - - there ' s mischief in his eyes — good-looking — carefree as the day is long — always ready to help a friend. Holden High School, (dee Club 1, 2; F. F. . . 4. " An ounce of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow. " “Zit” — jovial personality — an endless list of crazy antics — lots of school spirit — a good friend to all who know her — collegiate dresser. Holden High School. Honorable Mention I; H onor Roll 4; Hockey 1, 2; Pep Squad 2, 4; Dramatic Club 3: junior Prom CiOmmittee 3: Chorus 3, 4; Intramural Club 3, 4; Echo Stall 4; .Monitor 4; Hockey (Manager) 4. " She salts her food with humor, peppers it with wit, and sprinkles over it the charm of good friendship. " Pleasing smile — sparkling eyes — magnetic personality — light- hearted manner. Major Edwards High School. Softball 1; Chorus 1, 2. Class Will . . . We, f ie unsurpassed intelligentsia of the fair class of one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six, being of remarkable mind and body, do hereby set down our Last Will and Testament. Article I Item 1 — Upon the " We ' re the party type " juniors we bestow our outstanding scholarship record as proof that it can be done. Item 2 — To the " All the teachers adore us " sophomores we leave our rule- book full of hints as to how to become the perfect senior class. Item 3 — To the " Tee, hee " future sopho- mores we leave nothing because they think they have everything. You ' ll learn, kids! Item 4 — Upon the Class of 1960 we be- stow our most extraordinary memory that they may find their way easily around the school next year. Article II Item 1 — To the " We simply hate to lose you " faculty we leave our endurance to help them get through another year like this one. Article III Item 1 — Tom " Don ' t call me Red " Berube leaves his red hair dye to Sue " I use peroxide " Anderson. Item 2 — Ed " Anybody want to argue? " Frost bestows his ability to express his thoughts easily upon next year ' s presi- dent of the senior class. He ' ll need it! Item 3 — Bob " I left my homework in my other book " Bluis leaves his tousled curls to Gene " My butch grows so darn fast " Carlson. Item 4 — Dick " I ' m a member of the Ivy League " Brunelle wills his Prom ber- mudas of ' 55 to Dean " I ' d better wait until next year " Coe. Item 5 — Sondra " I forgot my excuse " Burleigh bequeaths her ability to catch a cold on just the right days to Karen " I write my own notes " Monty. Item 6 — Charlene " Bang-fight! Boom- score! Bang-win! " Slayton bestows her strong right arm upon next year ' s drummer. Item 7 — Whitner " Hey, I got an A " Parker departs, thankful that he finally made it. Item 8 — Donnie " Are these my legs? " Prouty leaves his magic grow-an-inch-a- week formula to Diane " My dad ' s 6 ' 2 " " Plante. Item 9 — Paul " What ' ll it be? " Stewart bequeaths his position at the Holden Pharmacy to Bill " I only work there to watch the girls go by " Mooney. Item 10 — Barbara " How do I know? " Manchester leaves her ready smile to Betty " I don ' t believe in going steady for more than two weeks " Fogg. Item 11 — Kendall " Anywhere you say " Tupper wills his success in getting the family car any time he wants it to Bud " I ' m the boss at our house " Amidon. Item 12 — Rufus " These Shakespearean plays get me " Cox departs, thankful that he could afford Classic Comics. Item 13 — Lois " Give me a ' W ' " Sergent leaves her position as cheerleading captain to any girl who can stand the strain. Right, Lois? Item 1 4 — Donnie " Did we bring the warm- up jackets? " Follansbee wills his position as football manager to Harold " I ' ve got everything " Vickory. Item 15 — Marie " Smash " Speckman be- queaths her badminton technique to Debby " I prefer the overhead clear " Martin. Item 16 — Roger " Want to buy a candy bar " Lojko leaves his profit-making six-cent candy bar business to next year ' s business managers of the Year- book. Item 17 — Paul " I play the organ " Adams wills his love of music to Bob " I prefer the piano " Burrows. Item 18 — Peter " Alias Dr. Jekyll " Lajoie bestows his love of science upon the women in the cafeteria so they can " cook up " some new menus for next year. Item 19 — Maurice " What did I do now? " Letourneau leaves his proclivity for getting into and out of trouble to the whole freshman class. Divide it fairly, and there ' ll be enough for all. Item 20 — Jack " Well-uh-in my opinion " Davis bequeaths his ability to talk his way out of anything to the kids in Miss Schoff ' s senior English class next year. But we bet they don ' t make it! Item 21 — Dennis " I didn ' t hear the ques- tion " Moore wills his collection of wise- cracks to the faculty so they ' ll know how to cope with the " younger genera- tion. " Item 22 — Carol " Oh m ' gosh " Wright leaves a challenge to anyone who thinks himself capable of out-talking her. Item 23 — Ida " I work in White ' s " Ham- mond leaves her part-time job to Joyce " I scored only twenty points this after- noon " Larson. Item 24 — Walter " I ' m the quiet type " Gove bequeaths his easy-going manner to Franny " Anyone looking? " Jennette. Item 25 — Harold " I eat everything and anything " Johnson leaves his love of food to all the girls who wish they didn ' t love it. Item 26 — Marie " Let ' s run to lunch " Bonin bestows her quick pick-up upon the track team. Item 27 — Harry " Grandpa " Taylor leaves his football padding to Eddie " I ' m going to play varsity " Jameson. Item 28 — Paula " I think this is an im- portant point " Ross bequeaths her ability to get along with the teachers to Beth " My homework is here some- where " Hull. Item 29 — Bill " Me tease anyone? " Peeso leaves his book on one thousand and one ways to tease girls, which has been handed down from generation to gen- eration, to Ed " I ' m a big boy now " Renaud. Item 30 — Ruth " I ' m going steady " Matt- son bestows her loyalty to one boy- friend upon Pat " Don ' t tease me. Buddy " Hiney. Item 31 — Sally " I belong to the Grange " Harrington leaves her timid but friendly smile to Sally " I ' m bashful " Steele. Item 32 — Barb " They just think I ' m quiet " Maenpa leaves her deceiving nature to all the members of the Pep Squad who gave the school so much spirit at the games. Item 33 — Jack " I ' m really not profession- al " Price bequeaths his ability to act to Allegro " Do you mean you would have me jump into the well? " Johnson, who played opposite him. Item 34 — June " Want me to yodel? " Horstman leaves her love for horses to Jane " I ' ve got my license " Putnam. Item 35 — Joe " Now let ' s patch up this misunderstanding " Zoppo leaves his nice complexion to Cynthia " Peaches and cream " Pearson. Item 36 — Buzz " Hi-ya, there! " Storey be- stows his friendliness to everyone upon Carol " I ' m just happy-go-lucky " Ma- jewski. Item 37 — Brian " Can I talk to him for a minute? " Shields leaves his way of getting around teachers to Judy " We study together, activity periods " Clark. Item 38 — Charles " Quiet and peaceful " Latowne leaves his good nature to Marilyn " Want to hear another one? " Flagg. Item 39 — Milton " Square dancing is much better " Clark leaves his love of the country to Marilyn " New York City is where I ' m going to live " Lundquist. Item 40 — Charles " I got that picture " Fiske leaves the school camera to the incoming photography class and hopes they have as much fun with it. Item 41 — Ethel " Silence is a virtue " Kirkpatrick leaves her red hair to Sandra " My hair is really blonde " Jacobson. Item 42 — Beatrice " Meet you down in the science wing " Peterson leaves her beautiful class pictures to all the in- coming seniors, who will hope theirs come out as well. Item 43 — Dorothy " That isn ' t my name " Wagner leaves her unending supply of gum to Pat " I ' ll beat you up the stairs " Hiney and Carol " Oh no, you won ' t " Majewski. Item 44 — Dick " Whhaat d ' yaa saayy? " Johnson leaves his slow, shuffling feet to Rick " I drive a Buick " Arnold. Item 45 — Virginia " I like Worcester Tech " Smedberg bequeaths her driver ' s li- cense and car upon her " partner in crime " Georgie " Can I come? " Pruneau. Item 46 — Joyce " I ' m the quiet type " Fiske bestows her shyness and quiet manner upon Bob " I know all the answers " Hughes. Item 47 — Nancy " The quiet girl " Martelli leaves her deceivingly quiet manner to Elaine " I was quiet on the way down; may I talk on the way home? " Ander- son. Item 48 — David " I ' ll get there " Landgren leaves his sleepy ways to Vinnie " What ' s doing tonight? " Keough. Item 49 — Dan " What did I do? " Helle leaves his genius for getting on the teachers ' nerves to Janet " Who, me? " Lofgren. Item 50 — Barb " I ' m engaged " Ferrandino leaves, making sure to take her diamond with her. Item 51 — Ed " Sharman made twenty-nine points last night " Ruddy wills his mania for basketball to Kendall " Maybe I ' ll play varsity next year " Cross. Item 52 — Nancy " Oh, my goodness " Petterson bequeaths her bashful smile to Diane " It ' s hard to decide " Smith. Barbara “Do you think this will be the last time we ' ll have to do this over? " Anderson and Joan “I hope so,- I don ' t have any more ideas " Forsell do hereby end this glorious manuscript. Signed, sealed and delivered on the seventh day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six. Class Prophecy . . . Twenty-five years have elapsed since the Class of ' 56 of Wachusett Regional High School tearfully bade farewell to the sacred halls of learning. It is June, 1981, and a big day for Holden. This booming metropolis is to be the site of the annual Davy Crockett Rifle Club Convention. The conven- tion is to be held in the Skyway Hotel, owned and operated by Edward Buck and Alan Roseen. The Skyway, the largest and most modern hotel in the country, features that exciting new invention wall- to-wall floors, created by George Davis. We walk in to where registration is going on outside the convention hall and encounter none other than Joan Petitti, now a world-famous pops singer. As we are pinning on our Davy Crockett membership pins, we almost bump into Dianne Yingst, who has become well-known for her one-woman orchestra, in which she plays everything from drums to the violin. With her is, of course, Polly Seeyle, now known for perfecting the first electronic noodle- maker. Time has not pulled these two apart, try as it may. As these girls chat, our attention is turned to four other girls who have come in. Helaine Heinold, Judy Hoyle, Carol Zuranski, and Carol Klojzy have realized their life-long ambition and have entered the garbage-collecting business together. Over in a corner we see Ken Clarkson and Tom Dellasanta talking and joking together. Ken is internationally known for his one-cylinder, 500 horse-power Kiddie Car, while Tom has received wide recognition for his wolf cartoons. Another— but what have we here? That sleek-looking figure in black is none other than Bob Cameron, the best-known motorcycle racer in the country. With him is Barry Shepard, also known for motorcycle racing. Because of these two, this sport has re- placed baseball as America ' s number one sport. As Bob and Barry are besieged by autograph col- lectors, we turn to follow three familiar, fast- moving figures as they leave the convention hall. They are soon identified as Leatrice Stoddard, Barbara Studley, and Geraldine Showers, all stars in the well-known television series, " Secretaries Can Be Cheerful. " They are going back to their rooms to freshen up, so we re-enter the lobby. There we come upon Marilyn Parsons, the most celebrated Hollywood star since Lassie, with her manager, Robert Mason. Chatting with Marilyn and Bob is Ray Gallant. Ray has made his second successful trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel and is now making plans to try a third trip in a bottle. We leave these three alone in the lobby and walk to the elevator, where we are greeted by Anthony Plante. Anthony is the designer and operator of the world ' s most ultra-modern elevator, which has red plush carpets, super-foam cushions, and built- in television. The elevator starts on its way to the 999th floor. Our first stop is the 267th floor, where we take on Mildred Bond, newly elected president of the Wachusett Mountain Grange, and Judy Judkins, the outgoing president. Cynthia Sperl, perfector of the skinless banana also gets in on this floor. At the 586th floor we pick up Lois Gus- tafson, Hulda Nelson, and Faye Murray. Lois is now working in the United States Mint, where she mills the edges of new dimes. Hulda is doing well modeling the new colorless lipstick and fingernail polish created by Faye. We are just about ready to continue our ride when we are met by a very strange sight. Ruth Lindberg is chasing Barbara Maine and Sally Ruchala down the hall with an empty perfume bottle. It seems that Barbara and Sally, spies for a well-known perfume company, have run off with Ruthie ' s formula for odorless perfume. Leaving these three to settle their problem, we proceed to the 999th floor, where the convention is about to begin. Richard McKinstry, founder and president of the Davy Crockett Rifle Club, opens the meeting, wearing the latest coonskin cap and carrying the latest Davy Crockett rifle. After utter- ing a few Davy Crockett bird calls, he introduces his capable secretary, Barbara Marsh, who is re- sponsible for the latest fad — Davy Crockett Bermuda shorts. Looking around the convention hall, we see several familiar faces, such as that of Sigmund Matis, who is now the owner of an ultra-modern super market, which he calls the " B and Q. " Near- by is Charles Darling, now a professional wrestler and known as " Charles Fatless. " Charlie has won his last ten matches and credits a great deal of his success to his manager and coach, Gordon White, whom we see seated beside him. A few seats down, we spot Bernard Tourigney, who is now rewriting Shakespeare ' s plays and presenting them on the stage. Bernie takes great pride in his musical-comedy version of " Macbeth, " which he has renamed " G-Clef. " Patricia Wirths has been a great help to Bernie and is also gaining much recognition in her role of Lady G-Clef. Farther down we see Mirriess Underwood, Hol- den ' s only woman doctor. Mirriess has just dis- covered an amazing new medicine for which there is no disease. Seated near Mirriess is Bob Miles with his secretary, Janice Lamarine. Bob has been engaged in scientific exploration all over the world, bringing back rare plants and animals. He is now making plans to go to the Dead Sea in search of live fish. Janice travels with him and keeps a record of all his explorations. Spotting a lock of red hair, we soon identify it as belonging to Walter Lapointe, a world-famous chef in one of America ' s leading restaurants. Walter has recently perfected his newest creation — spaghetti that winds itself around the fork. With him is Fred Helle, a struggling electronics engineer, who is trying to get enough money to have his latest invention, the pocket television set, put on the market. In front of these two we see Beverly Gallant and Althea Barton. Beverly is in the process of writing and illustrating a new book, the title of which is " Clealand Fiddled While Wachusett Burned. " Althea is working for Holden ' s news- paper, " The Hot News Weekly " and writes her own column, which she heads " Tomorrow ' s News Today. " We look up just in time to see Kenny Johnson enter the convention hall. Ken has earned a big name for himself by coaching world champion cheerleaders. It seems that Kenny showed a de- cided interest in cheerleading in high school and decided to pursue this interest in later life. He takes a vacant seat, and to our surprise we dis- cover that he has seated himself beside two of his former classmates, David Bruce and Clealand Blair. Chatting with these two, we find that Dave is now playing professional basketball for the world-famous " Bloodclotters " and Clealand, who gave us many a laugh in high school, is now training earnestly to become a serious comedian. We leave these three, as we find that the enter- tainment is about to begin. The first act is that of Arthur Godfreak, formerly Arthur Pentilla. Arthur is known all over the country for playing the " Eleluku " (ukulele spelled backwards) with his feet. Of his many friends, he brought only Nola Harding with him. Nola, now a singing sensation, entertains us with a few of her hit recordings, the best one being her very latest, " The Great Bartender. " Marcia Smith presents a most unusual act with which to conclude the entertainment. She has done wonders with a troupe of blind fleas and now has them performing on the trapeze without spider webs beneath them. This act brings forth a scream from one of the women in the audience. Joyce Flanagan, a capable young nurse, rushes to her aid and brings her out of her faint. Joyce, incidentally, has just created a new vitamin pill, XYZ-. The woman, we discover, is none other than Carole LeDuc, a famous clothes designer, who had just returned from a tour of Europe with her movie producer husband, Richard Burns. All good things come to a close, however, and we look with dismay upon the break-up of the convention, for we realize that we may never again see so many of our former classmates to- gether. At the same time, however, we are happy with the thought that at least we have had this short glimpse of them. We are both proud and happy that the annual Davy Crockett Rifle Club Convention was held in Wachusett ' s hometown. We never imagined that the symbol of the Moun- taineers would ever bring us such fame. BEVERLY JOHNSON VIRGINIA SMEDBERG BEST ALL-AROUND Mflv n Gray - Shirley Johnson MOST ATHLETIC Joel Decker — Sally Fletcher LONG AND SHORT OF IT Sandra Newton — Stephen Howe BEST STUDENTS — ' irginia Rutherford Ronald Carlson DONE MOST FOR THE CLASS — Cdass Advisors BEST TIME KILLERS — Monitors MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED — Class of 1956 PEPPIEST — Senior Cheerleaders MOST BASHFUL CLASS OPTIMIST AND PESSIMIST Leslie Whitmore — Elizabeth Hale Peter I hurston — Everett Lupien CLASS LOAFER CLASS WOMAN AND MAN HATERS Francois Poirier Carrington Noel — Mary Ford BEST LOOKING COUPLE Constance Baker — Ronald George FRIENDLIEST QUIETEST Marjorie Lanciani Valena Bechan CLASS TARZAN John Kristoff NICEST EYES • NICEST SMILE - NICEST HAIR WITTIEST BEST DANCER Eleanor Reed — l ommy Blonifelt — Carol Ann Cooke Carolyn Zottoli June McGuiggan MOST AMBITIOUS Ronald Fournier MOST TALKATIVE Joyce Anderson CUTEST GIRL - BEST LOOKING BOY Barbara Anderson — Peter Travis BEST PALS Beverly Sorblom — Judith Grover CLASS ROMEO AND JULIET Margaret Mooney — Pierre Henault CLASS BLUSHERS Fred Flolt — Hope Griffith MOST POPULAR Harold Lane — Beverly Johnson Who ’s Who ...h Jifty-sk MOST ORIGINAL Gretchen Mann MOST FASHIONABLE Christie Donway MOST CAREFREE Claudia Wolfe MOST POLITE Lawrence Cushman MOST CAPABLE David Cook MOST COLLEGIATE Jeffrey Cunningham MOST ABSENT-MINDED Richard Wood MOST RELIABLE Myrtle Tremblay MOST MISCHIEVOUS Gerald Jenkins NEATEST Betsy Robinson MOST SOPHISTICATED Ann Smith MOST VERSATILE Joan Forsell Spring Carnival 1955 receiving line :3 • ' Zropical Jsle senior prom prom king and queen Carol Ann Cooke Richard Horrigan queen s attendants June McGuiggan Ann Smith First Row, left to riaht; J. McGuiggan, R. Fournier, M. Gray, C. Cooke, R. Miles, B. Johnson, J. Forsefl. Second Row, left to right; P. Brunelle, C. Noel. D. Storey, R. Mason Senior Cabinet President, MELVYN GRAY Vice-President, ROBERT MILES Secretary, CAROL ANN COOKE Treasurer, RONALD FOURNIER The Senior Cabinet consists of one representative from from each homeroom, plus the class officers. Its pur- pose is to propose activities for the senior class. Junior Cabinet First Row, left to right; L. Sellig, M. Barnjum, A. John- son, R. Lambert, A. Rogers, G. Pruneau, J. Lyman. Sec- ond Row, left to right: D. Perry, A. Goodale, P. Davis. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS R. Lambert A. Johnson A. Rogers FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President, RICHARD LAMBERT Secretary, ALLEGRA JOHNSON Treasurer, ANDREA ROGERS SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS First Row, left to right: J. Hamilton, W. Lane. Second Row, left to right: D. Trombi, F. Rogers. President, WILLIAM LANE Vice-President, FRANCIS ROGERS Secretary, JEAN HAMILTON Treasurer, DANIEL TROMBI First Row, left to right; L. Silvester, J. Lofgren. Second Row, left to right; W. Zinno, H. Garside. President, WILLIAM ZINNO Vice-President, LARRY SYLVESTER Secretary, HELEN GARSIDE Treasurer, JANET LOFGREN ASSOCIATE EDITORS — Left to right: D. Moore, D. Yingst, T Blomfelt. ORGANIZATION AND SPORTS — Left to right: S. Newton, M. Bonin. S Fletcher, H. Lane. BUSINESS MANAGERS — First Row, left to right: C. Donway, P. Lmdgren, M. Tremblay, L Judkins, S Harrington, B. Maine, J. Grover, C. LeDuc. Second Row, left to right: L. Whitemore, D. Cook, P. Travis, R. Brunelle, J. Kristoff, G. Judkins, J. Price. DATA COMMITTEE — First Row, left to right: P. Ross, M. Lanciani, P. Seelye, C. Baker, J. McGuiggan. Second Row, left to right; B Maenpaa, L. Sergent, N. Harding, B. Gallant. ART EDITORS — Left to right; P. Lajoie, B, Hale, G. Mann, R. McKinstry. LITERARY STAFF — Left to right: B, Anderson. V. Smedberg, E. Reed, B Forsell, B. Johnson, M. Smith, B. Robinson. PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF — Left to right: R. Johnson, A Smith, F. Poirier, C. Fiske. Wachusett " Echo " Staff First Row, left to right: M. Smith, C. Zottoli, M. Lanciani, M. Bonin, B. Gallant, J. Hog- berg, C. Sperl. Second Row, left to right: Mrs. Olson, Fac- ulty Advisor,- C. Christmas, C. Watts, I. Olson, S. Smith, G. Prentiss, K. Simonds, J. Nord- quist. Miss Carlin, Faculty Ad- visor. Third Row, left to right: E. Frost, B. Bjornlund, P. Adams, Mr. Bowes, Faculty Advisor: Mr, Perry, Faculty Ad- visor; H. Taylor. The Wachusett Echo is published quarterly throughout the school year under the direction of Miss Carlin, Mrs. Olson, Mr. Bowes, and Mr. Perry. The purpose of this magazine is to stimulate school spirit, circulate school news, present an opportunity for the publication of serious literary effort, and to provide an opportunity for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Student Council First Row, left to right: S. Anderson, D. Mayo, H. Lane, C. Darling, L Ruggles, M. Lundquist, C. Christmas, H. Griffith, J. Nordquist. Second Row, left to right: Mr. LaPrade, Faculty Ad- visor; K. Cross, R. Hender- son, D. Storey, W. Zinno, W. Lane, M. Gray, Mrs. Williams, Faculty Advisor. Third Row, left to right; W, Zottoli, D. Keirstead, R. Donahue, R. Lambert, R. Purinton. The purpose of the Student Council is to vote on recommendations made by the student body and approved by the administration. Officers of the Council are: President, Harold Lane; Vice-President, Charles Darling; Secretary, Marilyn Lundquist; Treasurer, Lois Ruggles. Monitors First Row, left to right: C. Zottoli, N. Harding, M. Bonin, P. Lindgren, B. Robinson, B. Sorblom, L. Gustafson. Second Row, left to right: A Barton, B. Fer- randino, P. Thurston, R. George, M. Underwood, J. Lamarine. Third Row, lett to right: D. Moore, R. Burns, R. McKinstry, L. Whitmore, F. Holt, R, Bluis. (jlee Club First Row, left to right: J. Samborski, R. Green, R. Poole, P. Adams, R. Lambert, H. Yonkers, C. Davey, P. Jubinville, R. Price, A. Roseen, R. Donahue, M. Letourneau, D. Storey, Second Row, left to right: P. Grey, N. Rutherford, G. Taylor, S. Thomas, H. Broda, J. Calkins, R. Brunelle, D. Cook, I. Petitti, C. Slayton, M. Seelye, D. Yingst, G. Mann, P. Ross, J. McGuiggan, B. A. Smith. Third Row, left to right; Mr. Barre, Faculty Advisor; J. Tuukanen, S. Arlin, B. Kneeland, K. Gowell, J. Bissonette, P. Wirths, V. Sraedberg, M. Bolster, L. Thoren, J, Lyman, S. Jacobson, S. Smith, P. Bissonette, S. Graham, G. Price, C. Berglund. Fourth Row, left to right: P. Redfield, B. Ferrandino, J. Silvers, D. Wagner, S. Tarabollio, J. Johnson, N. Harding, E. Reed, C. Zottoli, C. Sperl, J. Horstman, J. Larson, P. Sanders, B. Childs, M. Friel, B. Smith, S. Sorblom, M. Lundquist. Activities of the Glee Club during the year included the following: a concert on December 12; participation in the Christmas assembly production of " Why the Chimes Rang " ; a Spring Concert May 4; and music for Commencement Exercises. Mr. Howard Barre, the director, was assisted by Charlene Slay- ton, President; David Cook, Vice-President; Joan Petitti, Secre- tary and Treasurer; Mary Seelye, Librarian. BAND First Row, left to right; G. Bailey, C. Sperl, S. Slayton, D. Yingst, P. Seelye. G. Mann, P. Ross, G. Boughey. Second Row, left to right: R, Maddocks, J. Tuukanen, J. Sperl, C. Clapp, S. Kelton, J. Hebert, A. Newell, P. Rand. Third Row, left to right: A. Gowell, C. Berg- lund, P. Redfield, J. Wilman. Mr. Barre, Director; M. Main, L. Field, R. Carlson. Fourth Row, left to right: P. Green, C. Brigham, W. Zottoli. A. Benedict. R. Munger, R. Ames, W. Lemaire, R. Davis. Fifth Row, left to right; R. Bur- rows, A. Roseen, W. Water- house, B. Douglas, A. Mar- din, G. Davis, J. Price, R. Lambert, R. Donahue. Under the guidance of Mr. Howard Barre the band was organized and participated in various functions during the year. It encouraged the football team at two football games and the basketball team at four home games. It successfully held a spring concert on May 4, and took part in the Central Massachusetts Festival in Auburn on May 19. It supplied music for the Memorial Day parade in Holden and played the processional and recessional at the graduation exercises. The executive cabinet of the band consists of the following: President, Dianne Yingst; Vice-President, Alan Roseen; Secretary and Treasurer, Robert Donahue; Librarian, George Davis; and Stage Manager, Richard Lambert. First Row, left to right: B Anderson, G. Pruneau, S. Newton, M. Tremblay, P, Ross, P. Seelye, D. Yingst, Mrs. Creamer, Faculty Ad- visor. Second Row, left to right; A. Johnson. P. Draw- bridge, C. Donway, E. Reed, C. Hanson, S Smith, L. Sellig, J. Horngan, S. Fletcher, M Bolster, A Rogers, S. Carlson. Third Row, left to right: J, Forsell, M. Mooney, B. Johnson, S. Jacobson, J. Olson, S. Johnson, C. Watts. Willard Club A local branch of the Future Teachers of America has been organized and named the Willard Club after Emily Willard, pioneer in higher education for women. Its purpose is to familiarize junior and senior girls with the field of teaching and to help them become better teachers. Mrs. Frances Creamer is the faculty advisor. In the fall the club sponsored a panel discussion with some of last year ' s graduates and members of the Class of 1956 participating. Assisting Mrs. Creamer are Sandra Newton, acting as President; Barbara An- derson, Secretary; Mary Seelye, Treasurer; and Paula Ross, Historian. Future Farmers of America First Row, left to right: W. Perkins, D. Hardy. H. Churchey, G. White, J. Horstman, Reporter; R. Davis, President; R. Mason, Vice-President; R. Holt, Secretary; N. Jones, Treasurer; A. Johnson, Sentinal; Mr. Gribouski, Faculty Ad- visor. Second Row, left to right; Mr. Jones, Faculty Advisor; L. Downer, J. Kristoff, R. Anderson, P Johnson, J. Cunningham, C. Taylor, D. Zimmerman, R. Lowe, J. Anderson. Third Row, left to right; J. Nystrom, L. Fuller, S. Ruchala, J. Chase, J. Zoppo, R. Carey, E. Fales, J. Sandstrom, W. Wood, A. Fontaine. " Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve " is the motto of the F. F. A. This organization of and for farmer boys, is supervised by Mr. R. Carroll Jones and Mr. G. Joseph Gribosky. During the past year mem- bers have taken part in many events, the main one being the State Judging Contest held in Amherst at the University of Massachusetts. In this contest Gordon White and June Horstman were selected for the state teams. The officers of this able group are President, Robert Davis; Vice-President, Robert Mason; Secretary, Richard Holt; Treasurer, Norman Jones; Sentinel, Ann John- son; Reporter, June Horstman. First Row, left to right; P. Adams, D. Cook, I- Matis, S. Smith. A. Johnson, R Barber, Director; A. Smith. M. Lundquist, L. Thoren, P. Ross, J. Cunningham. Second Row, left to right; D. Wagner, B. Ferrandmo, M. Tremblay, M. Gilks, R Rabmeau, L. Parker, D. Yingst, M. Seelye, P. Drawbridge, B. Hull. I- Lyman, M. Barnjum, J Price. Third Row. left to right: W. Waterhouse, D. Wheeler, M. Letourneau, P. Sundstrom, R. Dona- hue. R. Brunelle, H. Taylor, R. Wylie, R. Purinton, D. Olson Drama 7estml The preliminary competition of the Massachusetts Drama Festival was held at the Wachusett Regional High School March 23-24. Nine high schools were represented — St. Mary ' s (Southbridge), Major Beal, Bromfield, Windsor Mountain, Gardner, Marlborough, St. Mary ' s (Milford), Charlton, and Wachusett. Wachusett ' s selection, Sunday Costs Five Pesos by Josephina Niggli, was chosen to be among the four plays to compete in the state finals in Boston April 6-7. Along with nine other participants from the different high schools. Allegro Johnson as Berta, John Price as Fidel, and Sandra Smith as Salome were given certificates for their superior acting. In Boston, Wachusett was ranked fourth in competition with seventeen other schools. Senior Play Production Staff First Row, left to right; J, McGuiggan, M. Lanciani, S. Burleigh, B. Maine, F. Murray, B. Manchester, B. Anderson, M, Mooney. Second Row, left to right; C. Slayton, C. LeDuc, B. Robinson, C. Zottoli, R. Mattson, S, Fletcher, S. Johnson, B. Johnson, J. Forsell, C. Donway, M. Underwood, E. Hale. Third Row, left to right; C. Cook, N. Harding, S. Newton, P. Lmdgren, M. Seelye, D, Yingst, G. Mann, C Baker, M. Smith. Fourth Row, left to right; M. Letourneau, E. Frost, G. Davis, G. Bowes, Faculty Advisor; A. Roseen, L. Whitmore, D. Storey, C. Fiske, W. Barker. Faculty Advisor. Senior Plai] Cast First Row, left to right; E. Reed, M. Bond, A. Barton, C. Sperl, L. Sergent, L Stoddard, J. Judkins, M. Speckman. Sec- ond Row, left to right: R. Four- nier, W. Gove, L, Cushman, J. Cunningham, W. Barker, Director; J, Price, D. Moore, H. Lane Library Club First Row, left to right: B. Robinson, P. Lindgren, S. Newton, S. Erickson, P. Red- field, R. O ' Donnell. C. Ruchala. Second Row. left to right: S. Meola, M, Friel, Miss Carlson, Faculty Advisor; C. Spencer. I- Prescott, J. Tuukanen. Third Row, left to right: D. Hardy, H. Turner, J. Lund. ! ,.i With the aid of Miss Carlson, a library staff has been organized. The members help in the library by taking care of the books. Officers are Patricia Redfield, President; Ruth O ' Donnell, Vice-President; Sandra Newton, Secretary; and Sandra Erickson, Treasurer. First Row, left to right: S. Graham, J. Buxton, C. Christmas, S. Jacobson, A. Rogers, E. Wall, S. Newton, D. Forester, A. Johnson, P. Drawbridge, S. Person, D. Martin. Second Row, left to right: D. Byron, C. Narva, B. Bigelow, J. Blodgett, K. Manty, L. Sellig, M. Adams, C. Davey, J. Horrigan, M. Lundquist, J. Fogg, P. Wood. Third Row, left to right: K. Simonds, D. Mayo, J. Morter, B. Leger, L. Thoren, S. Steele, E. Hinckley, J. Putnam, E. Hale, C. Zottoli, J. Flannigan. Fourth Row, left to right: E. Reed, C. Baker, W. Cunningham, M. Carr, Faculty Advisor; D. Stewart, G. Hubbard, P. Travis, P. Moore. One of the more recently established clubs at Wachusett is the French Club, which functions under the guidance of Miss Margaret Carr. The purposes of this group are to advance interest in the French language by setting up projects relating to France, establishing more time for the recreational use of French, making use of oral French at the meetings, and establishing a correspondence with young people in France. All students of French may be admitted to membership in this club. First Row, left to right: B. Slongwhite, R. Rabinow, P. Redfield, D. Storey, T. Blomfelt, P. Lajoie, C. Davey, D. Trelegan, C. Kristoff. Second Row, left to right: M. Gray, P. Adams, D. Cook, R. Carlson, C. Fiske, B. Tourigny, L. Cushman, R. Takala. Third Row, left to right: Mr. Carbone, Faculty Advisor; J. Hogberg, A. Boisvert, P. Travis, R. McKinstry, P. Stewart, R. Dahlquist, L. LaCount. Fourth Row, left to right: L. O ' Janne, D. Hemenway, R. Smith, J. Samborski, C. Anderson, D. Olson, Mr. Mills, Faculty Advisor. The sponsors of the Science Club are Mr. Norman Mills and Mr. Francis Carbone. The officers, elected in the fall, are as follows: President, Peter Lajoie; Vice-President, Tommy Blomfelt; Secretary, Carol Davey; Treasurer, Dean Storey. The purpose of this group is to co-ordinate the Science Fair activities and to cultivate a science interest in students. The Science Club participated in an open house program and a Science Fair sponsored by the Worcester and Greendale Kiwanis Clubs. First Row, left to right; G. Price, K. Holland, J. Holmes, C. Berglund, L. Cook, L. O ' Janne, W. Zottoli, D. Rawson, W. Cobb, G. MacPhee, D. Storey. Second Row, left to right: Mr. Frechette, Faculty Advisor; T. Nordquist, C. Norton, R. Murphy, S. Newton, J. Wasson, J. Cole, C. Clapp, S. Arlin, H. Costco, B. Slongwhite, J. Tuukenen J. Calkins, N. Rutherford. Third Row, left to right: M. Mahler, C. Evans, F Wheeler, A. Gowell, M. Friel, B. Hubbard, C. Majewski, M. Cove, S. Nielson, D. Paquette, K. French, M. Abladian, S. Kiuisto, E. Mooney, I, Mardirosian, B. Fogg. Fourth Row, left to right: J. Blodgett, M. Lantinen, D. Smith, B. Holmes, C. Spillane, S. Morey, S. Kelton, J. Wilman, J. H aney, M. Oliver, J. Lundgren, R. Prately, B. Pearson, H. Zottoli, M, Aho, J. Sjoman, P. Wood. Zhe Komamm Jorum The Romanum Forum (Latin Club) is under the supervision of Mr. Ernest Frechette. This club is associated with the Junior Classical League. Its members are Latin students maintaining a high schol- astic average in Latin. Officers are Sandra Newton, President; Mary Oliver, Secretary; and Linda O ' Janne, Treasurer. The club presented a Roman Banquet on April 4. William Buker, Superintendent of Schools; Gordon Thomas, Principal; Charles Johnson, Assistant Principal; and teachers of the language department were guests of honor. The freshman members acted as " slaves. " All present were attired in Roman togas, the typical dress in ancient Rome. The eating and serving of food was done without the use of table utensils. Festivities were opened with a speech by Sandra Newton, President. Entertainment was pro- vided during the meal. RED CROSS COUNCIL Under the supervision of Mrs. Gladys Clason, a Junior Red Cross Council has been established. Those serving on this council are volunteers. On the last Thursday of each month these students attend meetings at the headquarters of the Worcester Chap- ter. Council members are Janet Cal- kins, Kathleen Gowell, Margaret Miles, Gretchen Mitchell, Sandra New- ton, Patricia Redfield, Marcia Smith, and Avis Taylor. First Row, left to right: G. Mitchell, M. Miles, S. Newton, J. Calkins. Second Row, left to right: P. Redfield, K. Gowell, Mrs. Clason, Faculty Advisor; M. Smith, A. Taylor. Audio Visual First Row, leit to right: C. Belanger, ]. Foung, I. Ford, R. Dahlquist, P Redfield, H. Dimmick, W. Lemaire, D. Kierstead, D Olson Second Row, left to right; R. Burrows, D. Hardy, R. Glister, A. Creamer, R. Day. E. Perkins, G. Foster, D. Ellis Third Row. left to right: R. Wylie, W. Tyler, Mr, Fitzgerald, Faculty Ad- visor; R Abbott, L. Cox, D. Hammer. I Freshman Chorus First Row, left to right: E. Alfors, S. Batchelder, J. Lof- gren, J. Prescott, P Billsten, A. Scott, D. Taylor, J. Holmes. Second Row, left to right: B. Hadad, A. Gowell, M. Friel, R. Pratley, S. Nielson, E. Mooney, K. Holland, E. Ander- son, B Fogg. Third Row, left to right: L. Bond, R. Zimmer- man, S. Holmes, J. Wisner, M. Lantmen, G Mitchell, J. Sperl, 1 Mardirosian, M. Widing. Fourth Row, left to right: J. Lundgren, E Adams, L. Water- house, M. Hodgson, M. Hilton, M. Flagg, B. Hubbard, H. Zot- toli, L, Field, C. McGuiggan TALENT SHOW First Row, left to right: D. Wagner, S. Fletcher, J. Petitti, D, Yingst, P. Redfield, P. Ross, G Mann, V Smedberg, G, Pruneau, J. Bissonette. B, Childs, S. Tambolleo, P. Bissonette, Second Row, left to right; A. Newell, S, Meola, N. Rutherford, M, Widing, P. Jubinville, S. Jacobson, f. Lyman, B. Ferrandino, H. Garside, V. Beshi, N. Toloczko, J. Ricci, Third Row, left to right: M. Letourneau, H. Lane, R. Brunelle, R. Fournier, D. Cook, A. Roseen, J. Price, B Douglas, R, Burrows, R. Donahue. Drama Club Pantomime German Band Talent Show Drum Majors Front, kneeling: B. Studley. Standing, left to right: M. Silver, J. Johnson, B, Hutchins, L. Parker, P. Wirths, M. Parsons, J. Jacques, A. Smith, S. Benson. Pep Squad The Pep Squad, organized under the direction of Miss Costa, bolstered the spirit of many a player during the basketball season. At the home games they were distinguished by their green " beanies ' with white pom-poms. First Row, left to right; M, Barnjum, J. McGuiggan, J. Maddocks, L. Sergent, Captain. Second Row, left to right; S. Nisi, M. Flagg, S. Smith, E. Anderson, B. Anderson. 1 nurse, i don’t feel very well high school campus First Row, left to right: J. Decker, H. Taylor, J. Cunningham, R. Miles, K. Johnson, D. Bruce, M. Gray, Co-Captain; H. Lane, B. Shepard, C. Darling, Co-Captain. Second Row, left to right: G. Mullaney, J. Robinson, R. Latinen, D. Gandberg, P. Downer, F. Jeanette, D. Perry, R. Arnold, E. Desanti, D. Follansbee, Manager. Third Row, left to right: R. Lindfors, R. Goretti, E. Wilson, W. Balcom, R. Johnson, E. Jameson, R. Sanders, W. Lane, J. Cunningham, D. Luce. Fourth Row, left to right: S. Bailey, W. Henson, B, Eldridge, Mr. Ream, Coach; Mr. Huntington, Coach; B. Kingdon, R. Schofield, R. Labossiere, R. Granberg. When school opened in September, the var- sity football squad had already been submitted to a week of gruelling calisthenics. The varsity squad was comprised of about thirty-five boys. The first test of the team came at the Football Jamboree at Northbridge. Wachusett tied Ash- land in the blazing heat. The first game of the regular season was against Classical. It was scheduled for a Saturday afternoon; however, rain, which proved a constant headache throughout the season, caused the game to be postponed until the following Monday. Classi- cal proved herself to be too strong for the plucky Wachusett eleven and the game ended with Classical ahead, 20-0. Next Wachusett was invaded by the " Wildcats " from Gardner. Although Wachusett layed a great, inspired game, Gardner walked off the field victorious. On the following Saturday Wachusett paid a visit to Westboro and finally got into the win column via a last-minute touchdown pass from Decker to Amidon. The rest of the season was a mixture of rain and mud. One game with Millbury was cancelled completely. The smaller Wachusett eleven, although always fighting, went down to defeat against Southbridge, Ux- bridge, and Auburn and tied Notre Dame in a tense 6-6 defensive battle. The season ended with one win, five losses, and one tie, but the record doesn ' t tell the whole story. The Wa- chusett eleven never gave up. To manifest such a spirit is almost as important as winning. The varsity made a great choice when they elected seniors Mel Gray and Charlie Darling as their captains. Both played a bang-up season. The varsity squad consisted of ten seniors. Be- sides Mel and Charlie there were Ken Johnson, Harry Taylor, Bobby Miles, Joel Decker, Jeff Cunningham, Barry Shepard, Dave Bruce, and Hal Lane. All the seniors received their varsity letters in recognition of their fine play during the season. The teams wish to take this oppor- tunity to express their sincere thanks to two " swell " people — W. R. H. S. ' s coaches, Mr. Hunt- ington and Mr. Ream! » VARSITY Basketball . . . How can anyone summarize a basket- ball season that was spent in holding one ' s breath? And that is just about how exciting the Blackstone Valley League was this season. How can anyone cap- ture the excitement felt when Franny Jennette split the net with a last-minute basket to nip Shrewsbury by one point? Is it possible to put down in words the pandemonium that reigned after Tommy Blomfelt threw in two foul shots to edge Auburn by one point in the last ten sec- onds? Is it possible to describe the dis- belief that registered in the eyes of every Wachusett rooter when Westboro beat us by two points in two overtimes? The basketball season of ' 55- ' 56 was an exciting one. Captained by seniors Steve Howe and Joe Decker, the Moun- taineers served notice from the start of league play that they were going to be a tough team to beat. The team swept four games from Auburn and Shrewsbury and went on to beat Shrewsbury again in the opening round of the Clark Tourney. And although Wachusett ended the season in second place behind a great Northbridge team, the Mountain- eers piled up a highly respectable 13-7 season ' s record. In truth there wasn ' t one game that was " in the bag. " All the teams in the B. V. L. had good material, and even the weaker teams were a big threat. Besides Joe and Steve, the senior class was represented by Mel Gray, Bob Bluis, Buzz Storey, Tom Blomfelt, and Dave Bruce. All the seniors turned in a great job for the Wachusett team. On the var- sity squad Buddy Amidon and Franny Jennette also played great ball. The way the J. V. ' s looked this year it appears as though Wachusett is going to be a basketball power for years to come. Mr. Sell, who coached the varsity, and Mr. Harrity, coach of the J. V. ' s, both guided their teams to places of high recognition. First Row, left to right: T. Blomfelt, D. Storey, S. Howe, Co-Captain; J, Decker, Co-Captain; D. Bruce, Mr. Sell, Coach. Second Row, left to right: F. Jennette, R. Bluis, S. Amidon, M. Gray, D. Perry. Absent when picture was taken: R. Sanders. Baseball First Row, left to right: E. Wilson, R. Brunelle, R. Ford, Co-Captain, R. Bjork- lund, Co-Captain; J. Decker. Second Row, left to right: H. Dimmick, Manager; B. Kingdon, J. Scrimgeour, D. Perry, D. Follansbee, Mr. Flagg, Coach. Third Row, left to right: F. Jennette, S. Amidon, H. Hiller, R. Good- now, C. Noel, E. Manley. I II i Track First Row, left to right: R. Labossiere, W. Burrows, J. Cunningham, B. Eldrich, W. Waterhouse. Second Row, left to right: J. Miles, R. Provost, M. Gray, Co- Captain, H. Henderson, Co- Captain, C. Benedict, R. Johnson, W. Gove, E. De- Santi. Third Row, left to right: J. Kristoff, C. Ander- son, D. Christensen, T. Kel- ton, D. Hemmenway, J. Cun- ningham, G. Cobb, Mr. Koutonnen, Coach. JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL First Row, left to right: T. Hyland, M. Powers, D. Trombi, K. Cross, W. Zinno. Second Row, left to right: B. Kingdon, B. Carson. R. Granberg, P. Flanagan, K. Johnstone. Third Row, left to right: B. Philips, H. Hiller, P. Bascom, R. Lindfors. Fourth Row, left to right: D. Stewart, Manager; Mr. Harrity, Coach; H. Vickery, Manager. First Row, left to right: D. Frye, P. Henault, B. Eldridge, K. Johnson, H. Byron, C. Darling, E. Migdelaney, R. Schofield, R. Russo. Second Row, left to right: R. Barr, K. Layman, D. Granberg, J. Cunningham, J. Lindquist, G. Cobb, R. Provost, K. Clarkson, P. Downer, T. Berube, G. Brodeur. intramural INTRAMURAL CLUB OFFICERS — First Row, left to right; S. Amidon, Treasurer- D Perry. President; H, Taylor. Secretary. Second Row, left to right; E. Wilson, Official Manager; P. Henault, Publicity; D. Follansbee, Lead Manager. Basketball Seniors — First Row, left to right: P. Thurston, D. Moore, C. Darling, Captain; R. Carlson, A Pentilla. Second Row, left to right: J. Cunning- ham, R. Mason, K. Tupper. Basketball Seniors — First Row, left to right: D. Cook, W. Lapoint. H. Lane, Cap- tain; L- Whitemore, R. Miles. Second Row, left to right; W. Gove, E. Ruddy, T. Dellasanta, R. Gallant. Basketball Seniors — First Row, left to right; D. Fol- lansbee, F. Holt, H. Taylor, Captain; A. Plante, T. Berube. Second Row, left to right: B. Sheperd, F. Helle, B. Shields, E. Lupien (jirls ’ Jntmmural Organization J, Forsell S. Fletcher B. Johnson D. Mayo The Girls ' Intramural Organization was formed in May, 1955, to give those girls unable to serve on varsity or junior varsity teams an opportunity to enjoy the experience of team participation. It strives to promote good sports- manship, improve athletic skills, and encourage new acquaintances. The 1955- 1956 program included tournaments in basketball, volleyball, and badminton. The club maintains a weekly bulletin board on good sportsmanship, grooming, and manners. Officers of the club for 1955-56 were President, Sally Fletcher; Vice-President, Beverly Johnson; Secretary, Dot Mayo; Treasurer, Joan Forsell. Miss Costa ' s enthusiastic support as advisor has been a major factor in the establishment and success of this organization. Volleyball Winners First Row, left to right: D. Kowalazk, F. Wheeler, Second Row, left to right: R. Tambolleo, C. Slayton, N. Maenpaa. Third Row, left to right: B. Minisci, C. Amsden, J. Decker, R, Valentine, B, Hale. Fourth Row, left to right: L. Ruggles, J. Herpich, M. Abladian. Basketball Winners First Row, left to right: H. Sjoberg, K. Wallow, P. St. Denis Second Row, left to right; G. Mitchell, B. Pearson. Third Row; L. Pickett. VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY First Row, left to right: S. Johnson, C. Majewski, C. Baker, B. Johnson, Co-Captain; J. Forsell, Co-Captain; E. Reed, C. Donway, S. Fletcher. Second Row, left to right: S. Newton, Manager; G. Pruneau, A. Johnson, J. Larson, D. Mayo, C. Watts, D. Webster, C. Zottoli, Manager. Third Row, left to right: P. Lindgren, Manager; M. Martelli, P. Hiney, J. Decker, P. Piardy, J. Rice, B. Taylor, B. Robinson, Manager. The Girls ' Varsity Hockey Team ended its 1955 season with a victorious record of four wins, three ties, and one loss. Although hampered by a wet field, the team showed unusual spirit and unity under the leadership of co-captains Joan Forsell and Beverly Johnson. The team upheld its excellent defensive record, having only one goal scored against it. Seniors playing their last season for Wachusett were Connie Baker, Christie Don- way, Sally Fletcher, Joan Forsell, Beverly Johnson, Shirley Johnson, and Eleanor Reed. These experienced players have been the core of the team not only in 1955 but also in past seasons. The responsibility of maintaining the Wachusett girls ' victorious record rests with the many athletic underclassmen and the able coaching of Mrs. Moulton. The Junior Varsity Team, coached by Miss Costa, finished the season with a record of two wins, one tie, and two losses. This team, with Lois Ruggles and Faith Wheeler as co- captains, showed promise of producing many future varsity members. Carolyn Zottoli, Betsy Robinson, Sandra Newton, Shirley DeLuca, Paula Lindgren, and Judy Grover, managers for the 1955 sea- son, should be given much credit for keeping the teams running smoothly. JUNIOR VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY First Row, left to right: G. Philips, K. French, M. Hodgson, L. Field, H. Zottoli, L. Ruggles, Co-Captain; F. Wheeler, Co-Captain; C, Hyland, A. Scott, R. Pratley, G. Connor. Second Row, left to right: K. Kristo ff, E. Wall, E. Wernholm, J. Malo, J. Lofgren, J. Gibson, S. Anderson, K. Simmonds, B. Pearson. E. REED S. JOHNSON C. BAKER Varsity basketball First Row, left to right: S. Johnson. B, Johnson, Co-Captain; S. Fletcher, Co-Captain; J. Forsell. Second Row, left to right; G. Tambolleo, G. Price. J. Larson, D. Webster, C. Majewski. Third Row, left to right: D. Martin, R. Stewart, F. Quist, J. Decker, D. Cooke, S. Batchelder. Fourth Row, left to right: B. Fogg, E. Smiley, R. Pratley, L. Field, C. Hyland, Fifth Row, left to right: C. Baker, C. Cooke, E. Reed, Managers. The Wachusett Girls ' Varsity Basketball Team, under the leadership of co-captains Sally Fletcher and Beverly Johnson, completed the season with a record of twelve victories and one defeat. Seniors who contributed much to the spirit and unity of the team in their last season were Sally Fletcher, Joan Forsell, Beverly Johnson, and Shirley Johnson. Many underclassmen, including Joyce Larson, Carol Majewski, and Grace Tambolleo, showed outstanding ability, and promise a bright future for the Wachusett team. The Junior Varsity team, with Pat Hiney and Dot Mayo as co-captains, achieved a record of seven victories and three defeats. Several members showed promise of becoming future varsity team members. Much credit for the success of the teams should go to Mrs. Moulton, the Varsity Team coach, and Miss Kuninski, the Junior Varsity Team coach, for their understanding and skillful guidance, and to the managers — Connie Baker, Carol Anne Cooke, Sue Graham, Eleanor Reed, Joy Wasson, and Carol Ann Watts — for their co-operation. GIRLS ' JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL — First Row, left to right; A Scott, E. Wall. Second Row, left to right; R. Tambolleo, P. Hiney, Co-Captain; D. Mayo, Co-Captain; G Pruneau. Third Row, left to right: M. Maine, M. Martelli, J. Lundin, K, Kristoff. Fourth Row. left to right; G. Connor, B, Gammell, S, Nelson, B Taylor. Fifth Row, left to right: J. Lofgren, M. Hodgson, M Miles, B. Hubbard. THREAD ROLLING DIES THREAD ROLLING MACHINES KNURLS - THREAD ROLLS THREAD ROLLING ATTACHMENTS The efforts of the Reed Rolled Thread Die Company are devoted exclusively to the study and development of the thread rolling process and the design and manufacture of thread rolling tools, machines and attachments for screw machines and other accessory equipment. We have been closely allied with the metal working industry, both in the United States and abroad, for over forty years. REED ROLLED THREAD DIE CO. 791 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN COMPLIMENTS OF TWIN OAKS COMPLIMENTS OF HOLDEN SPA Compliments of S a n c M f f MAIN STREET JEFFERSON L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY " Known wherever there are Schools and Colleges " CLASS RINGS and PINS COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS — DIPLOMAS PERSONAL CARDS — CLUB INSIGNIA MEDALS and TROPHIES Representative: MR. BILL ROWAN - ATTLEBORO, MASS. “No Worries ' with our regular delivery service ★ STERLING ICE FUEL CO. ICE — RANGE AND FUEL OIL BLUE COAL AND NEW ENGLAND COKE ★ J. A. JEFFREY TELEPHONE 85-2 STERLING MeolaX MILK DAIRY PRODUCTS Are the Finest — The Purest Your Money Can Buy From . . . " THE MILLION DOLLAR DAIRY " West Boylston Office — TE 5-3966 For Emergency and Rush Service — Worcester Office — PL 2-7638 PLANT: 1390 WEST BOYLSTON ST., WEST BOYLSTON M E O L A ’ S MT. WACHUSETT DAIRY, INC. BECKER JUNIOR COLLEGE Business Administration and Secretarial Science of A CAREER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS Associate in Science decree — Day Division Programs — Accounting Business Administration Executive Secretarial Medical Secretarial Retail Merchandising Secretarial Finishing Stenographic Secretarial COEDUCATIONAL - ATHLETICS - PLACEMENT SERVICE Catalog on request RICHARD C. KELTON TYSON HARDWARE, Inc. Veterinarian ROUTE 122A — JEFFERSON 1154 WEST BOYLSTON STREET WORCESTER COMPLIMENTS OF LAPORTE ' S BUS LINE COMPLIMENTS OF Regular and Charter Service RAMSTROM and ROTANDO Telephone: Princeton — HObart 4-2389 Teleph one: Worcester — Pheasant 2-9862 WEST BOYLSTON COMPLIMENTS OF Congratulations to the CROSSROADS RESTAURANT Class of 1956 WEST BOYLSTON Mr. and Mrs. Laurens C. Seelye JUDSON M. GOODNOW MURPHY RADIO TELEVISION SR. and JR. MAIN STREET, BOX 456 — RUTLAND GENERAL INSURANCE Telephone TU 6-4217 PRINCETON Telephone HO 4-2329 or HO 4-2234 TELEVISION SALES and SERVICE Featuring Hoffman Television Sets Arrow Shirts Berkshire Hosiery i Wembley Ties Trillium Lingerie Howard Johnson’s BENSON’S ‘ Landmark of Hungry Americans” “i o«r Fainily Store ' Accommodations for Private Parties 1063 Main St. — Dial VA 9-4535 OPEN DAILY - 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Infants - Children’s Clothing - Shoes “Ball Brand” - Jets - Tennis Shoes Telephone TE 5-301 1 Holden Country Club BANQUETS - WEDDINGS OUTINGS Complete Recreational Facilities MEMBER MASSACHUSETTS GOLF ASSN. HOI.DKX COMPLIMENTS OF SUMMIT HOUSE MT. WACHUSETT Elevation — 2,018 Feet Coni pliinents of A Friend Your Wedding March begins at 2 (uuaa " U orresfer County ' s lAirgest Bridid Shop ' 284 MAIN STREET - WORCESTER Best U ishes from STUART ' S DINER “ heI•e (,OOI) FOOD is not just an expression” 317 WEST BOYLSTON STREET WORCESTER Food That Satisfies at .. . 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GENERAL CONTRACTORS Ceramic Tile Work Joseph and Ludvio Urbanovitch Compliments of Marlen Construction Co. WEST BOYLSTON — HOLDEN STERLING LUMBER CO. (histoni Phtnin and Matching Millnork HEALTH CAMP ROAD — STERLING JUNCTION Phone Sterling 346 or 166-12 Telephone LEominster 7-5539 OAKDALE CASH MARKET Meats - Groceries - Provisions 9 NORTH MAIN STREET — OAKDALE Phone TE 5-3121 RICHARD L. SEUSS, Owner NORTOt NORTON PRODUCTS . . . Abrasives — Grinding Wheels — Pulpstones — Grinding Machines Lapping Machines — Refractories — Porous Mediums Non-slip Floor Aggregates — Norbide Products Encapsulating Machines BEHR-MANNING PRODUCTS . . . Coated Abrasives — Sharpening Stones — Pressure Sensitive Tapes NORTON COMPANY. WORCESTER. MASS. (Behr-Manning Division, Troy, New York) COMPLIMENTS OF WOOD FUNERAL HOME MERLE A. WOOD, Funeral Director MARTHA I. FRIBERG Teacher of Piano STUDIO — 1161 MAIN STREET HOLDEN ADULTS, BEIGINNERS and AD ANCE:D Home Phone TE 2-2018 Have you heard the story about the irl ivho ivanted a ood-paying position? It has a happy ending. She has the jxtsition. Hmv did she get it? — by taking a course at the . . . SALTER SECRETARIAL SCHOOL. i on can. too — by entering a Sj eed- ivriting Shorthand Class, day or eve- ning. Just pick uj) the telephone and dial PL 3-4786 for further information. FRED W. MOORE OAKDALE TELEVISON SHOP MEATS and (iROCERIES 24 NORTH MAIN STREET — OAKDALE Telephone TE 5-3793 WEST STERLING DAVE BALLOU MORSE BROS. ELECTRIC CO.. Inc. HOLDEN REXALL PHARMACY ELECTRICAL REPAIRS - INSTAEEATIOX FIXTL RES BEN and DAVE PORTER Quality and Service Since 1925 1146 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN 24 ROCKDALE STREET — WORCESTER Phone VA 9-2245 STATE LINE POTATO CHIP CO.. COMPLIMENTS OF Inc. ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM BOSTON POST ROAD NORTH WILBRAHAM PRINCETON HOLDEN FARMERS ' SUPPLY H. ZOTTOLI, Prop. LUMBER - BUILDING MATERIAL - PAINT GRAIN - FARM SUPPLIES — G.E. Appliances — HOLDEN ROBERT J. GRIFFIN MOBILGAS - TIRES BATTERIES and ACCESSORIES — General Repairs and Road Service — POMMAGUSSETT ROAD ROUTE 56 — RUTLAND Telephone TU 6-4376 Compliments of MILES Funeral Directors H. R. Prescott and Sons HOLDEN Also Serving RUTLAND 1 C ' KS PRINCETON PAXTON WEST BOYLSTON 24 Hour Ambulance Service Telephone VA 9-4434 USE STERLING PEAT Excellent Quality — High Analysis Gives Plants P eiv Life e Christian M. Kristoff sti:rlix(; ji xctiox I ' elephone Sterling 1 70-3 COMPLIMENTS OF JEFFERSON BOWLING ALLEY COMPLIMENTS OF FLAGG FUNERAL HOME WEST BOYLSTON BLASTING EXPLOSIVES SUPPLIES BONDED L. J. SHEPARD and Son WEST STERLING BEE ' S SHOP ARXS - CROCHET COTTOXS - CARDS XVLOXS - XOTIOXS 49 CENTRAL STREET Telephone TE 5-3316 Frank M. Comfort Water Pumping Equipment Sales - Service - Installation — FREE ESTIMATES — SERVICE ON ALL MAKES PLASTIC PIPE and HTTINGS PRESSURE TANKS ROITE 140 STEREIXe; Telephone Sterling 314 HOLDEN CASH MARKET J. S. KILLELEA, Prop. COMPLIMENTS OF MEATS - GROCERIES - PROVISIONS HOLDEN SAND GRAVEL CO. 1148 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4421 COMPLIMENTS OF A. ROTTI CONSTRUCTION WES WARREN SERVICE STATION ' Telephone TE 5-3062 WEST BOYLSTON SHELL PRODl CTS (GOODYEAR TIRES (Regular and Tubeless) ! COMPLIMENTS OF 1 COMPLIMENTS OF PETIT FUR SALON F. H. HARRIS WEST BOYLSTON 1129 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN COMPLIMENTS OF GIBSON ' S VARIETY JOHNSON S REAL ESTATE 243 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN Dial VA 9-4486 Telephone VA 9-2610 Howe and Whitney Compliments of Lumber Co. Holt Coal Co. ALBURN • INDUSTRIAL ★ • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL 30 Sunnyside Avenue — Holden Henry Lee Howe Austin W. Whitney Dial VA 9-2332 i for am EM EM aniMiMiY hamkIm; Clinton Trust Company CLINTON and STERLING ☆ MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CO. VAN WYCK BROS. Errsh Emit and J enetahles GROVE STREET — PAXTON HILLSIDE FARMS Delivery of I .oral Dairy Products STERLING Phone Sterling 198-2 Holden Trap Rock Co. HOLDEN Office and Works at Jefferson, Mass., on Route 122 A Makers of Broken Stone of the Highest Quality Telephone Wiley 9-4691 Alley 9-4793 LAUREL HILL DAIRY CHARLES E. KEITH BERNIE ' S, INC. RESTAURANT RUTLAND Telephone PL 7-6158 or VA 9-3137 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN THE RED DOOR COMPLIMENTS OF GIFTS - NO ELTIES - GREETING CARDS ROBERTS ' PHARMACY WEST BOYLSTON 1213 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-2413 ZANE H. ROBERTS, B.S., Reg. Pharm. MURIEL L. ROBERTS, B.S., Reg. Pharm. CHAFFINS FARM MARKET D. M. WATT and SON FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES BAKERY PRODUCTS RUTLAND — STERLING FRESH NATIVE POULTRY and EGGS Corner of SHREWSBURY and MAIN STREETS HOLDEN COMPLIMENTS OF COMPLIMENTS OF PERMA-GUIDE CO.. Inc. BRIGGS BROS. OAKDALE LUMBER Specialists in SIL ER SOLDERING and BRAZING 1 BOX 513 — RUTLAND Donald P. Graves Baldarelli Bros., Inc. Custom Tractor and Loader Work CONTRACTORS General Farming Snow Plowing and Removal Loam - Sand - Gravel Quality Baled Hay Excavating Grading - Asphalt Surfacing Sand - Gravel - Fill - Loam Water Main Construction Equipment Rental Phone TE 2-3787 TEMPLE STREET — WEST BOYLSTON ALBURN Telephone TE 5-3568 Jolly’s Pharmacy Harry A. Jolly. Reg. Pharmacist ☆ 1081 MAIN ST. — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-2089 WHEELER RURAL GAS SERVICE BOTTLED (;AS APPLIANCE SALES and SERMCE RUTLAND Telephone TU 6-4733 KELTON ' S MARKET EINE ME.ATS - FROZEN FOODS FRESH FRllTS and ECiETABLES — S. S. Pierce Fine Foods — 1176 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4461 PINECROFT DAIRY High Qualify Dairy Products - D E L 1 V E R Y 1 N - HOLDEN AUBURN OAKHAM STERLING PAXTON WORCESTER SHREWSBURY BOYLSTON BARRE PRINCETON WEST BOYLSTON NORTHBORO OUR OWN ICE CREAM IS THE BEST SCALES BROS. ARTESIAN WELL CO. RUTLAND JOHN DICKSON Plumbing and Heating 38 RESERVOIR STREET — HOLDEN Holden Hardware Co. Electrical and Plumbing Supplies Hardware - Paints - Sporting Goods Hotpoint Appliances 1165 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN Phone ' A 9-4923 EAST PRINCETON COUNTRY STORE COMPLIMENTS OF MEATS - GROCERIES - VEGETABLES GENERAL MERCHANDISE WACHUSETT ARTESIAN WELL CO. Drop in and pay us a call. WEST BOYLSTON We will be glad to meet you. C. D. CADWELL, Prop. Telephone TE 5-3201 GAIN ' S EXPRESS JEFFERSON - HOLDEN - WORCESTER COMPLIMENTS OF — Daily Service — EST. BLISHED 1910 MEGOWEN EDUCATOR FOOD CO. Residence: FALES AVE. — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4908 Bakers of CRAX Office: 344 PLANTATION ST. — WORCESTER Telephone PL 3-5485 REGGIE ' S APPLIANCE COMPLIMENTS OF ELECTRICAL APPUANCES INDUSTRIAL PLUMBING and HEATING HANDLING EQUIPMENT CO. 18 NORTH MAIN STREET — OAKDALE Telephone TE 5-3511 WEST BOYLSTON COMPLIMENTS OF ' WALTER E. HENRY F. G. STOWERS CO. All Forms of Insurance BANK BUILDING — CLINTON 49 FAIRVIEW AVENUE Telephone VA 9-3432 Chester C. Atkins, Mgr. Tel. VA 9-4463 - 9-3505 R. E. Chapman Co. Atkins Service Stations • Artesian and Gravel Packed Wells for Homes - Farms - Industries - Towns 1179 MAIN ST. and SOUTH MAIN ST. HOLDEN 33 NORTH MAIN ST. OAKDALE Telephone TE 5-3727 Ralph W. Wagner and Sons, Inc. • TRUCKING SAND. BANK RUN and SCREENED GRAVEL LOAM and HLL • Telephone Alley 9-4447 Telephone Sterline; 207-3 THE VILLAGE STORE MALCOLM W. CHASE MEATS and (JROCERIES H AR1) ARE and DRl (iS Phone HObart 4-2711 SPENCER HOMES, Inc. WEST BOYLSTON Telephone TE 5-3210 NORDSTROM ' S ROOFING and PAINTING CO. Telephone TE 5-3372 MARIE FOLEY Hair Stylist HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4548 James Cowan and Sons WHOLESALE DEALERS Beef, Veal, Lamb and Pork ★ 164 FOSTER STREET WORCESTER DIAL PL 4-5385 BOB ' S SERVICE STATION COMPLIMENTS OF SHELL PRODUCTS OSCAR B. CARLSON TIRES - TUBES - BATTERIES LUBRICATION - REPAIRS Builder and Contractor HUBBARDSTON ROAD — PRINCETON 11 MAPLE STREET — PAXTON Phone HO 4-2323 — Nights HO 4-2387 Telephone PL 2-8956 COMPLIMENTS OF GREENE RADIO ELECTRIC CO. STERLING AIRPORT CLUB ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR VINCENT P. D ' OLIMPIO, Manager Hotpoint and Westinghouse Appliances New England’s Finest Nursing Home Compliments of PRINCETON MANOR Bond Desanti, Inc. PRINCETON MR. and MRS. EMRY G. SWAN ★ 232 WEST BOYLSTON STREET COMPLIMENTS OF Telephone TE 5-3154 OAKDALE REST HOME FOR MORP: than 40 YEARS We have kept as our slogan and our firm purpose . . . Robert L. Fletcher THE BEST IN ALL KINDS OE INSURANCE REALTOR We have served 3 generations of many families from the Wachusett District £SK9 C. Arthur Marsh Co. 29 PEARL ST. — WORCESTER llGl MAIN ST. — HOLDEN 340 Main Street — Worcester See us where it is most convenient 23 Maple Street — Holden H. H. Prentice Trench W Ork a S})ecialty Excavating and Grading Loam - Sand - Gravel Building Stone and Fill (;R0 E STREET PAXTON BOB WILES Texaco Service Station MAIN STREET at BOYDEN ROAD PAXTON GARAGE T. M. LAHDEMAKI and G, C. HUNT, Jr., Props. GOODYEAR TIRES BATTERIES ACCESSORIES GENERAL REPAIRING All Forms of Dependable Insurance and Bonds ROBERT DEA — INSURANCE OFFICE MAIN STREET - HOLDEN MIMEOGRAPH DISTRIBUTORS, Inc. MIMEOGRAPH - SPIRIT - LITHOGRAPH SUPPLIES and PAPER 860 MAIN STREET — WORCESTER Dial PL 4-4171 — .AMPLE PARKING F.AC:ILITIES — COMPLIMENTS OF MEOLA ' S SUPER MARKET 291 WEST BOYLSTON STREET WEST BOYLSTON Phone TE 5-3086 STANLEY W. JOHNSON, Inc. HOWARD B. LARRABEE ESTABLISHED 1929 iking; Aluminum Combination Fine Flowers Windows and Doors indow, Door and Porch Screen Repairs 14 PARK AVE. — WORCESTER Metal Weatherstrips 470 UNION AVE. — FRAMINGHAM 111 SHREWSBURY STREET — WEST BOYLSTON Telephone TE 5-3923 ANNA J. HATCH EDITH F. CALHANE RICHARDS MEMORIAL LIBRARY PAXTON COMPLIMENTS OF HENRY’S AUTO TRIM SHOP 218 FRANKLIN STREET — WORCESTER HENRY W. DEPATSY Paper Hanging Ceilings W hitened AMERICO J. AMELLO Builder INTERIOR and EXTERIOR PAINTINCi FLOOR SANDING and SPRAVINC; WEST BOYLSTON WEST BOYLSTON Telephone TE 5-3288 or TE 5-3127 GEORGE GIBBS COMPLIMENTS OF MT. VIEW HARDWARE Plumbing and Heating Contractor CARMOTE PAINTS - W ALLPAPER Maintenance and Repairs GENERAL MERCHANDISE STERLING 268 SHREWSBURY STREET HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-2515 Telephone Sterling 207-2 Compliments of E. D. Marsh Oil Co. Charles D. Marsh, Prop. H. P. Hood Sons HEATING OILS ICE CREAM DIVISION and BURNER SERVICE RUTLAND Phone TU 6-4481 W. Willard Travis ☆ 35 Boyden Road — Holden 332 Main Street — Worcester ☆ INSURANCE BROKER COMPLIMENTS OF ANTHONY ARNOLD CO. WEST BOYLSTON COMPLIMENTS OF SUNOCO SERVICE STATION 359 SOUTH MAIN ST. — HOLDEN Dial VA 9-4484 . . . the best in motion picture entertainment ! ★ CAPITOL THEATRE WORCESTER, MASS. CHRISTO ' S MARKET ME. TS - GROCERIES - PROMSIONS 361 HOLDEN STREET — HOLDEN Telephone PL 4-7778 — FREE DELIVERY — COMPLIMENTS OF PLEASANT DALE FARMS Registered Holstein-Friesian Cattle CHARLES C. FISKE RUTLAND Lighting Protection for our Home For All Buildings hy Electro Protection Co. ALBANY, NEW YORK — SAVES LIVES and PROPERTY — WILLARD C. RUTHERFORD Oakham, Mass. Safety begins between the ears; Think it through — And live more years! “Goor Lurk, SeniorsT’ HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION HANSON ' S MARKET ESTABLISHED 1878 WEST BOYLSTON T. H. MILLS Jr. Manager 535 PLEASANT STREET — WORCESTER Telephone PL 3-7212 PETI ' S SUNOCO SERVICE STEWART HENEY, Inc. Carburetors Cleaned and Checked Mufflers and Tailpipes Installed Jewelers Oj ticians Diamonds - Watches - Silverware 88 WEST BOYLSTON STREET — WORCESTER Telephone PL 7-9726 7 HIGH STREET — CLINTON WACHUSETT SERVICE CENTER HOLDEN TELEVISION CO. Floor Sanders and Polishers 675 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN FOR RENT Dial VA 9-4417 Telephone TE 5-3396 EDWIN J. HEINOLD, Proprietor M. J. FLANAGAN POTTER ' S GREENHOUSE “Groirers of Fine Flowers , Insurance of All Kinds for Any Occasion” STERLING WORCESTER STREET — WEST BOYLSTON Telephone TE 5-3831 “What To Look For When Buying A New Roof " 1. W orkmen covered by compensation 2. A-1 Workmanship 3. Quality Materials - RUBEROID is Tops 4. Beauty and Color 5. Honesty and Fair Prices CALL . . . Fant Roofing Co. Telephone VA 9-2884 Compliments of John A. Davis Son, Inc. STERLING Lilac Hedge Dairy R. H. MacKay Son r Telephone A 9-2798 SALISBI RV STREET — HOEDEN MAC-BEN SPORTING GOODS CO. 557 MAIN STREET — WORCESTER Distributors for: SPAULDING - RAVVEINCJS - Mc(iRE(;OR and other leading brands " Discount To Students " COMPLIMENTS OF MATTSON ' S GREENHOUSES HOLDEN Specialists in Business Machines — F R I D E N — Adding — Calculating — Computyper — Add Punch Machines — NATIONAL — Adding and Bookkeeping Machines ★ ★ ★ PERCY C. DECKER CO. 340 MAIN STREET - WORCESTER HOLDEN LETTER and MAILING SERVICE MRS. H. MONTGOMERY LANE, Prop. 327 SHREWSBURY STREET — HOLDEN TYPING - ADDRESSIMi - MIMEOfiRAPH MAIL GAMPAKJNS Sales - Rentals - Service of Typewriters Telephone VA 9-4836 Bigelow ' s Rutland Market, Inc. THE FLYING EAGLE for all Occasions ' ’ 51 SHREWSBURY STREET HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4792 RUTLAND Turner ' s Dairy Bar ☆ 1408 MAIN STREET — HOLDEN (Opposite Wachusett Regional High School) COMPLIMENTS OF VILLAGE PHARMACY J. G. JARRY, Ph.G., Reg. Pharm. Dependable and Friendly Service STERLING WILLIAM H. MEGARRY REAL ESTATE - APPRAISALS MORTGAGES ARRANGED 178 PARKER AVENUE — HOLDEN Telephone PL 3-7816 CHAFFIN’S GARAGE, INC. ZOTTOLI BROS. CHEVROLET SALES AND SERVICE 512 MAIN STREET - HOLDEN WARREN ' S MARKET 160 DOYLE ROAD — HOLDEN Dial PL 2-8862 EDWIN H. JOHNSON SONS Plumbing and Heating WACHUSETT STREET — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4762 H. K. Bigelow GENERAL CONTRACTOR ★ RUTLAND Hubbard ' s Garage Sales — FORD — Service General Re[)airing and Parts MAIN STREKT Telephone I’rinceton HObart 4-2715 COMPLIMENTS OF SCANDIA BAKING CO. HERBERT and ERIC LINDSTROM BULLARD STREET — HOLDEN BECKLUND ' S CHAFFINS SPECIALTY SHOP OPPOSITE CHAFFINS SCHOOL (Postal Station No. 1) Dial VA 9-4685 ARVIN INDUSTRIES. INC. KRYLON, INC. Heaters — Fans — Radios Spray Paints MELNOR METAL PRODUCTS CO.. INC. Oscillating Lawn Sprinklers PARKER SWEEPER CO. PROPHYLACTIC BRUSH CO. Lawn Sweepers Prolon Ware — Florence Ware C o m p 1 i m e n t s of HILDRETH- BAKER, INC. Manufacturers ' Representatives 665 BOYLSTON STREET - BOSTON, MASS. ROBERT F. DESMARAIS Builder WALNUT STREET — HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-2020 ROBERT G. PRATT Manufacturer of Battens - Shuttles - Quills for Narrow-Fabric Weaving 9 MAY STREET WORCESTER C. A. King Co. WHOLESALE GROCERS 55 MILLBROOK STREET WORCESTER 30 years of serving the connnunily with a complete line of top quality grocery products RAYMOND AGAR 7 — J or Results ASHES RUBBISH REMOVAL OUR 79TH YEAR HOLDEN Telephone VA 9-4865 or VA 9-3288 This Volume, the 1956 WACHUSETT, was printed by The Stobbs Press, Inc., of Worcester JOHNSON DRY CLEANSERS QUALITY ODORLESS CLEANING — Call and Delivery Service — SHIRTS LAUNDERED - FUR STORAGE MINOR ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRING HOLDEN WEST BOYLSTON VA 9-2553 TE 5-3521 BOOSTERS RALPH MAHONEY, Sterling 140 CLUB, Sterling DALLY NIGRO, West Boylston MR. and MRS. HARRY A. CREAMER, Jr., Holden COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND WALTER G. JOHNSON, Holden PAXTON SPA, Paxton MR. and MRS. ROBERT C. BRUCE, Paxton PAXTON VILLAGE STORE, Paxton SULLIVAN ' S MARKET, Paxton REV. and MRS. JOHN C. FREDERICKSON, Paxton MR. and MRS. LLOYD S. JENKINS, Paxton MR. and MRS. CLARENCE W. GUSTAFSON, Sterling TONY ' S BARBER SHOP, Rutland LOUIE ' S BARBER SHOP, Rutland CARSON ' S JENNEY STATION, West Boylston MR, and MRS. ARNOLD M. COOK, Holden GOULD ' S MEN ' S SHOP, Clinton MRS. RUSSELL CUSHMAN, Sterling PATSY LANCIANI, Sterling CLIFTON H. GODFREY, Sterling FRANK LANCIANI, Sterling BENEDICT GARGULENSKI, Sterling JOHN G. CLARK, Sterling MICHAEL J. KRISTOFF, Lancaster THE JOSEPH KRISTOFF FAMILY, Sterling THE GEORGE KRISTOFF FAMILY, Sterling CHARLES SHEPARDSON, Sterling Junction MR. and MRS. KENNETH HARDING A. H. PHILBIN, Sterling News MR. and MRS. HAROLD LANE, Holden MR. and MRS. CLARENCE E. WOLFE, Holden MR. and MRS. JAMES SMITH, Holden MR. and MRS. HANS J. KANERVA, Sterling Junction MR. and MRS. ORRICK T. STODDARD, Leominster E. and E. BOTTLED GAS SERVICE, Holden MR. and MRS. STEPHEN SMEDBERG, West Boylston MR. and MRS. CYRUS YINGST, West Boylston MR. and MRS. JOHN W. COOKE, Holden MR. and MRS. PETER F, LEDUC, Worcester THE REX, Worcester MRS. MARION CLARKSON, West Boylston MR. and MRS. RAYMOND GALLANT, West Boylston MR. and MRS, LAWRENCE SHEPARD, West Boylston MR. and MRS. EARLE R. BURNS, West Boylston The Best In BUSINESS TRAINING In the Business School Ohision Day and Evening Courses in Business Administration, Secretarial, Medical Secretary, Stenographic, Clerical and Business Machines Training. In the Ahline School Ohision Nationally known. Airline accredited Air Hostess, Traffic, Airline Secretarial and Airline Business Administration Courses. Pins The only Business School or Junior College in all America qualified and accredited to present IBM Machine Accounting System Courses. 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