Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)
- Class of 1920
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Text from Pages 1 - 54 of the 1920 volume:
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of his helpfulness and cheerfulness both in and out
of the class-rooni, the Class of 1920
respectfully oledicates this
Thomas C. Bailey
Teacher of the Sciences in Arnherst High
School from January, 1918
to June, 1919.
THOMAS C. BAILEY
AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL
. JASON O. CooK
The school has been most fortunate this year in procuring the services of Mr.
Jason O. Cook as Principal. The class wishes to express its appreciation for
his efforts in its behalf, and it wishes him the best of luck for the future.
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JASON O. COOK ....
WILLIAM H. BROWN .... ....
G. W. HOWLAND ....
CAROLINE A. MARSH
MURIEL I. HEYWOOD
ISABEL C. FIELD ....
RUTH BARTON .....
ETHEL MCHARDY. . . . . . . .
Ruth C. Brackett ....
. Science, Mathematics
. . ............... Civics
. . . .Latin, English
. . . .Latin, English
bcience, U. S. History
. . ......... Mathematics
ALICE W. CHURCHILL .... . . . ...,.. . ..... French, German
MAY F. GRADY. . . .
WALTER E. FAIRMAN
RUTH A. SAVERY ....
HELEN M. RANDALL
ALMIRA PALMER .....
BEDA i BJ URMAN .....
FRANCIS T. COOKE ....
GEO. E. WILLIAMS..
M. CARMEN BURR. . .
WILLIAM BICELOW. . .
. . ..................... French, English
. . . . . . . . French, Latin, German, Mathematics
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Commercial Department
. . .... Stenography, Typewriting
. . .......,.. Domestic Arts
Drawing, Manual Arts
. . .... Physical Education
. . . .Physical Education
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MOTTO-"Ad Astra Per Aspera
COLORS-Purple and Gold
JOHN MICHAEL FENTON
Amherst, Mass., Jan. 3, 19015 Class Presi-
dent C35 C455 Class Football C255 Play Com-
mittee C355 Graduation Committee C455 Base-
ball Manager C355 Captain C455 Class Baseball
C15 C255 Future-M. A. C.
Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit.
PHILLIP BAKER WALSH
Amherst, Mass., Sept. 29, 19015 Vice-Presi-
dent C15 C25 C35 C455 Class Basketball Captain
C15 C25 C355 Battalion-Corporal C355 Chair-
man War Savings' Committeeg Varsity Bas-
ketball C35 C455 Varsity Baseball C355 Class
Football C15 C255 Junior Play-"Robert Tar-
ver"5 Gold Bug Staffg Future-Dartmouth.
Let him be kept from paper, pen and ink,
So may he cease to write and learn to think.
GRACE ADELINE COWAN
Holyoke, Mass., May 7, 19025 Social Com-
mittee C35 C455 Secretary and Treasurer C455
Junior Play-"Aunt Ida"5 President Girls'
Club C455 Gold Bug Staffg Graphic Staflg
Class Hat Committee C455 Future-Conserva-
tory of Music.
On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.
LEANDER EUGENE ALDRICH
Pelham, Mass., Oct. 20, 19025 Future-Work
Young fellows will be young fellows,
HELEN ELIZABETH ATWATER
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 11, 1903, Social
Committee 121, Girls' Club Social Committee,
Basketball 131 141: Musical Club 143, Graphic
Staff 1495 Junior Play-Property Manager,
How happy could I be with either,
Were t'other dear charmer away-Gay
ALICE LOUISE BLACK
Thedford, Nebraska., June 20, 19025 Basket-
ball 13jg Future-College.
There's language in her lips-Shakespeare
MARGARET WILLIAMS CAMPBELL
Belchertown, Mass., Jan. 25, 1903, Futuref
Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart'
C "Frankie" "Tip"
Brooklyn, New York, Feb. 6, 19035 Graphic
Staff C435 Future-Work.
Still to be neat, still to be drest
As you were going to a feast-Johnson.
CORNELIA MARIE ELDRIDGE
Westminister, Mass., March 15, 19005
As merry as the day is long-Shakespeare.
VERA LOUISE ELDRIDGE
Holyoke, Mass., Aug. 9, 19023 Debating
Team C315 Pro Merito C355 Future-Bates
What is it to be wise?
'Tis but to know how little can be known,
To see all other's faults, and feel your
DOROTHY MIRANDA FISH
Amherst, Mass., March 30, 19013 Future-
If she do frown 'tis not in hate of you
But rather to beget more love in you.
Amherst, Mass., Aug. 2, 1901, Junior Play-
"Mrs. Rockingham", FutureAStenographer,
I do but sing because I must-Tennyson
DORIS MILDRED GRAHAM
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Dec. 4, 1901, Socia
Committee C15 C25 C359 Pro Merito C35g Junior
Play-"Phyllis Faraday"g Vice Pesident Girls'
Club C355 Future-College.
Doubt not her care should be
To paint your face, and use you like a fool.
Amherst, Mass., Dec. 17, 19003 Baseball
C25 C35 C45 ,Football C25 C459 Track C155 Future
A pensive youth of placid mien-Fielding.
South Amherst, Mass., Sept. 23, 19023
Orchestra C15 C25g Liberty Loan Drive C0111-
mittee: Pro Meritog Gold Bug Staff, Future-
Mt. Holyoke College.
Her stature tall-I hate a dumpy woman-
Her brain W-
Basketball C11 C
C355 Leader C41
He is the mi
That ever sci
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Bright as the s
And, like the
It is not
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P Pesident Girls'
'ou like a fool.
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MARY AGNES KELLEY
b Amherst, Mass., July 24, l901g Pro Meritog
Her brain was a perfect mill for projects.
MAX BROWDY LABROVITZ
Northampton, Mass., Nov. 2, 19025 Class
Basketball C15 C25 C35 g Orchestra C25g Treasurer
C355 Leader C453 Gold Bug Staff, Athletic As-
sociation Dance Committee C35g Future-Un-
He is the mildest mannered man
That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.
MAE ELNORA LEVIN
Springfield, Mass., Dec. 12, 1903, Future-
Bright as the sun her eyes the gazers strike,
And, like the sun, they shine on all alike.
FLORENCE LOUISE LOOMIS
Amherst, Mass., Jan. 1, 19033 Future-
It is not good that man should be alone.
GERTRUDE FRANCES MANCHESTER
Fall River, Mass., Sept. 1, 19013 Future-
A merry heart maketh a cheerful counten-
' EVERETT MANN
North Hanover, Mass., Nov. 9, 19025 Gold
Buy Staff, Future-M. A. C.
In truth he was a strange and wayward
CHARLES TIMOTHY MARTIN
Watertown, Mass., Feb. 21, 19023 Class
football, Class basketball 115 C25 C355 Business
Manager of "Graphic" C4Dg Football C455
Future-St. Mary's College.
His bark is Worse than his bite-Parker.
Cleveland, ohio, Nov. 6, 1900 5 Football C432
I am sure care's an enemy to life.
I have no 0
Ware, Mass., Ju
C455 Captain f4f5
Hang sorrow! C,
G iomervme, Mass,
TJ? Bug Staff 3 Fu
1, 1901: Future-
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I have no other than a woman's reason
IDA SPAULDING MOORE
Leverett, Mass., Dec. 25, 19025 Junior Play
Committee, Graphic Editor, Future-Work.
Capacity for joy admits temptation.
-M rs. Browning
RUSSELL RAYMOND MOORE
Ware, Mass., July 1, 19025 Football C25 C35
C455 Captain C455 Baseball C455 Junior Play-
Hang sorrow' Care will kill a cat,
And therefore let's be merry-Wilher.
BEULAH ELIZABETH PATTERSON
Somerville, Mass., Oct. 21, 19029 Pro Meritog
Gold Bug Staffg Future-M. A. C.
Of manners, of affections mild-Pope.
RAYMOND LYNN PORTER
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 30, 19003 Junior
Play-"James Raleigh," Stage Managerg
Never leave that till to-morrow which you
can do to-day.-Franklin.
MILDRED. CLARK PUTNEY
Leverett, Mass., Nov. 20, 19015 Future-
Order is Heaven's first law-Pope
MURIEL ELLIS PUTNEY
Leverett, Mass., Nov. 20, 19015 Future-
Good senseg which only is the gift of heaven.
JOSEPHINE BELLE REED
Amherst, Mass., Nov. 15, 19015 Future'
Her ways are ways of pleasantness
And all her paths are peace-Old Testament-
Jet. ISU, 1900: Junior
' Stage Manager-3
o-morrow which you
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MARGARET ELIZABETH SHEA
Amherst, Mass., Jan. 25, 19033 Future-
I care for nobody, no, not I,
If nobody cares for me-Bickerstaj.
VERA IRENE SMITH
South Hadley Center, Mass., July 23, 19033
Debating Team C333 Pro Meritog Vice Presi-
dent of Pro Merito.Society C43 3 Future4M. A.
My life is one demd horrid grind-Dickens.
MANFORD ROOT SPAULDING
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Pelham, Mass., March 2, 19023 Junior Play-
"William Faraday"3 Property Manager3 Bat-
talion-Corporal C233 Sergeant C333 Gold Bug
Staffg Graphic Staffg Swimming C33 C433 Future
He had pleased us more had he pleased us
HARRY BREWSTER SWIFT
North Amherst, Mass., April 24, 19023
Junior Play Committeeg Social Committee C13
C23 C33 C433 Graduation Committee C433 Class
Pin Committee C133 Battalion-Bugler C333
Junior Play "Admiral GTlC6,,Q Swimming C333
Gold Bug Staffg Class Baseball C13 C233 Foot-
ball Manager C433 Orchestra C433 Future-
Youth calls for Pleasure,
Pleasure calls for Love.-Akenside.
HERMAN EUGENE THAYER
Springfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 19005 Gold Bug
Staff5 Junior Play-Manager5 Battalion Cor-
poral C255 Sergeant C355 Future-Wentworth
Nowhere so busy a man as he there ever was,
And yet he seemed busier than he really was.
ALICE ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Washington, D. C., Feb. 27, 19025 Future-
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Love me little, love me long-Marlowe.
LYMAN MARTIN THOMSON
Amherst, Mass., July 27, 19015 Future-
Long shall we seek his likeness-long in vain.
CLARENCE PERCY THORNTON
Pelham, Mass., Aug. 1, 19035 Future-Un-
Hear ye not the hum of mighty workings-
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HAROLD EUGENE WARD
Amherst, Mass., June 20, 19005 Basket-
ball C15 C25 C355 Baseball C15 C455 Football C15
C35 C45 5 Future-Work.
His study Was but little on the Bible.
ALBERT EDMUND WAUGH
Amherst, Mass., Sept. 28, 19025 Pro Merito5
Swimming C15 C25 C355 Captain C455 Junior
Play-"Colonel Smith"5 Social Committe C15
C25 C355 Class Pin Committeeg Battalion-
Corporal C255 1st Sergeant C355 Gold Bug Staff5
Graphic Reporter C155 Student Council C15
C255 Baseball Manager C455 Future-M. A. C.
Have ye not listened While he bound the
And planets to their places?-Pope.
Amherst, Mass., July 1, 19025 Future-
Laissez dire les sots, le savoir a son prix.
CATHERINE HELEN WHITE
Amherst, Mass., Oct. 18, 19015 Junior Play-
"Lady Trenchard"5 Future-Normal School.
And when she dances-Oh, heaven, her
Je pense, done je suis-DeCartes.
ELEANOR ROSE WRIGHT
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Hulabaloo! Rah! Rah!
Hulabaloo! Rah! Rah!
Hoo Rah! Hoo Rah!
Amherst High School,
DOROTHY GLADYS WHITE
North Sunderland, Mass., Sept. 16, 19013
Monteno, Illinois, April 22, 1902, Future-
She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen.
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Most Popular Girl
GfltlMost Valzzahlf 5
Class Flirt ..... H
Class Bluff ....,
Class Baby .....
Class Grind ....
Class Groach .....
Class Fashion Plutf
Smartest Boy ..'g
Most P0p1tlar Boy V
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Class Dude- Q D
Class Athlete ..., .
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Most Popular Girl. .......... . .
Girl Most Valuable to the Class ....
Class Flirt ...,..............
Class Bluf . . .
Class Baby. . .
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Smartest Boy ......
Most Popular Boy ...........
Boy Most Valuable to the Class
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G lass Athlete ....
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. . . .JOHN FENTON
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The fall of 1916 found completed the new high school, a beautiful building
which the pupils had needed for a long time. To u'S, the CIEISS Of 1920, W3S g1V9U
the honor of being the first class to spend all four years in this pleasant and
During the first few days we did not feel the distinction which was ours,
but we realized the fact that, because we were nogreener than all the rest,
no one hissed "Freshman" when one of us bobbed into the wrong. room. Be-
sides a new building, we had a new principal, Mr. Frank T. Wingate, who
understood how to bring order out of turmoil. In a few days everyone was
in the right place at the right time, and the school was running smoothly.
Toward the last of September, Mr. Wingate called a class meeting for us,
and tried to impress upon our minds the fact that class meetings should be
conducted according to parliamentary law. We followed it then, have We
always since? At this meeting we elected the following officers: President,
.Iohn Corsag Vice-President, Philip Walsh 3 Secretary and Treasurer, Beth
Strong. We also elected a pin committee, which, with excellent taste, ch0SG
for us a pin which we shall always wear with pride.
It was our second year in Hi h S h
- g c ool that the United States entered the
war, and important events occured in the world t l
a arge. Through various
speakers we were brought to see that even we had an opportunity that we ought
to take of helping to w' th
' m 9 8Teat World War. As a result of this our clasS,
each one contributing bought a Libert B d
v ' y y on . Besides this we bought many
ll ar Saving and Thrift Stamps.
However. all our interest was not t
I cen ered on such serious affairs. In the
WOT Daft- Of tile. Year W9 gave a social which was a grand event. Altho it
was not given with the purpose of k' ' '
m i t
hmmm' Succesq we think th t h. a mg money it proved to be a grea
qhprhot vh- I -Z . ' a t is was due to the fact that the pineapple
' , S lm was Seyed was made by the social committee. We have al'
ways wondered if their recipe was original
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The same officers served this year, with the exception of the Secretary
and Treasurer. Beth Strong moved to Framingham, and Mildred Burnett
was chosen to take her place.
Our Junior year was started under unfavorable circumstances, for we
learned that Mr. Wingate was to leave us. He returned to get the school well
started, and, after a week's stay, went to his new position and left us to our
fate. He was a wonderful teacher and possessed those magic qualities which
inspired us all with a desire to do our best.
Our Junior oflicers were: President, John Fenton, Vice-President, Philip
Walsh, Secretary and Treasurer, Ruth Fiske.
G The most important event of the year was the presentation of the annual
Junior Play. The play "Green Stockings" was chosen by the play committee,
which consisted of the following persons:
Ruth Fiske John Fenton
Ida Moore Harry Swift
Doris Millett Manford Spalding
Because of the influenza epidemic, the starting of the play was greatly
delayed, but after encountering and overcoming many obstacles, it was finally
given late in May. As there is a more detailed history of it elsewhere, it will
suflice to say that it was a great dramatic as well as financial success.
Owing to the influence of our new principal, Mr. Charles L. Smith, a
debating society was organized. Two members of our class, Vera Smith and
Vera Eldridge, joined it and made a fine record. We firmly believe that it
was due to the eloquence of our representatives that Amherst won both de-
bates with Northampton, which were surely the most important ones.
The girls of 1920 are very proud of the fact that, under the spirited leader-
ship of Ruth Fiske, they won the silver cup at the Girls Physical Training
Exhibition. This is held every year to exhibit to parents and friends the
work that has been accomplished during the year. To the class which does
its work the best, is awarded a silver cup on which the class numerals are
engraved. For the two preceding years the cup had been given to the Senior
Class, but we managed by much hard work to break that record.
Toward the end of our Junior year the Pro Merito pins were awarded,
and we had thirteen lucky members whose average passed the safety mark of
eighty-five per cent.. -
Mr. Smith stayed with us only one year, and Mr. Jason O. Cook has come
to take his place.
Our Senior officers are as follows: President, John Fenton, Vice-Presi-
dent, Philip Walsh, Secretary and Treasurer, Grace Cowan. '
To be sure, when we were Juniors we looked forward to being "revered
Seniors," but now that we are Seniors we find that we have little time to think
whether we are properly reverenced or not. Because of higher college entrance
requirements, Mr. Cook has raised the standards. We do not say they did
not need raising, but it is hard on us. This year we have been introduced
mid year and final exams. We can all testify that
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ti thewlgglrig cifsnapsf' but the genuine article. A special schedule was ar-
t ey d for them and the "law of the Medes and Pers1ans" ruled in the rooms
range tered the room feeling shaky and came out
h re held. You en i
Where t ey WE walk Between exams, the rooms and corridors were teeming
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isilhcesich remarks as, "Wasn't that Latin exam awful? and 'Tm Sure I
d ' chemistry"' But never mind, they are over, all overg and now We
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fetelf beettier prepared to cope with those we must meet in the future.
h our class has made no especially enviable record in athletics,
we have had in all branches representatives who have done us credit.
As we look back over our four years we cannot boast that we have made
strikingly brilliant record, but we can truthfully say that by hard work and
faithful plodding we have made a record of which we are not ashamed. Soon
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we shall be Seniors no more, some of us will become res men again 5 some,
sedate stenographersg a few, hardworking farmers, but wherever we go or
whatever we do, we shall Look back with pleasure upon these four years, and
sigh in vain for the "good old high school days."
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We walked in pitchy blackness down the narrow cavern, lighted only by
the torch which our guide held. The path was very uncertain, and, as I slipped
I put my hand out on the wall of the passageway, it was cold and slimy. The
ceiling hung low, and we were happy, though a bit afraid, when we finally
came to the inner cave of the great sorceress Yindala, whose art was re-
nowned not only throughout India, but in surrounding countries as well.
When we entered, we found her seated before a globe, preparing to answer our
numerous questions. She motioned us to be seated.
After we had settled ourselves on the ground before her, she said, "You
need ask no questions. I already know of whom you wish to hear. You
are away from all those with whom you graduated in the year 1920, and on the
twenty-third of June 1940, you wish to find out what has befallen your class-
Before we could recover from the surprise this statement caused us, she
had again begun to speak.
"I see a red haired youth, Leander Aldrich, by name. He seems to be
sitting before a pail, fishing with a red fish-pole. On closer scrutiny, I find the
pole is marked, 'Leander Brand, Pelham Fish Rod Factoryf
"Helen Atwater is now starring in a new version of the old time play en-
titled, 'Let George Do It.'
"Alice Black is now physical director at the Shutesbury Institute for the
Feeble-Minded. Not that Alice is feeble-minded, but she finds this an ideal
way of resting after the nervous breakdown she had from trying to memorize
her Latin translations.
"Margaret Campbell has become famous the world over by her discovery
of a new method of wordless conversation.
"Frank Cowles has amassed a large fortune trapping in the city of Pelham,
and is now one of the retired gentry of England.
. ' tract with the Paramou t
.. h signed 3 ten years CQH . , H
Grace Colfaindais enjoyin an immense income with an Italian fruit
HC em Eldridge has just received a ten thousand dollar contract
MornH Zza Fortune He has engaged her to decorate his new summer
from F- 3 '
home on Long Island.
HV ra Eldridge is now head of the Latin Department of Amherst High
School, having 5110099 .
"John Fenton is a physical trainer in Turners Falls High School, having
oompleted his course at Sprinfield Training School. His mild manners
have won him the affection of all the young proteges.
"Dorothy Fish is the hostess at the Amherst Red Cross House and serves
tea every afternoon at five to the college students.
"Margaret Fish is now singing .for the Goldstein chain of vaudeville
ded Miss Marsh to that position.
"Doris Graham, according to the law of opposites, is living happily on a
farm in Shutesbury, raising chickens for her pin money.
"Stephen Hasbrook has again broken the world's record for the hundred
yard dash. '
"Dorothy Howlett is teaching school ifn Plainville Academy. She has
recently published her tenth book, entitled, 'A History of Pelhamf
"Mary Kelley is still taking vocal lessons of Prof. Bonatelli of New York.
She expects to go abroad next summer to finish her course under a French
professor in Paris.
"Max Labrovitz is at present conducting the Boston Symphony Orches-
tra. He has just brought out his new jazzmasterpiece, 'Jerry's Jazz Dreamf
"Mae Levin is now on the stage featuring in a new Premier production
entitled 'The Virtuous Vampf
"Florence Loomis is at present translating a recently unearthed Greek
manuscript for Yale University. We all remember what good marks Florence
Unsed P0 get in Amherst High School under Mr. Francis T. Cooke's able instruc-
tion in that ancient language.
. t "Gertrude Manchester is matron of the Sunderland Day Nursury, and
is eac mg domestic science as a side issue at Sunderland High School.
I UEV91'9tiZ Mann is now a traveling salesman for Bolles St Co., his speciality
being celluloid shoe strings,
'William Miner' through his diligent trainin has become the light'
Weight Champion boxer of the world. g,
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oris Millett is now rivalling T1ffany's world renown as a Jeweller-
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is now Sa elgldqore has mamgd 3 DI'0m1S1ng young Cape Cod fisherman and
D mg her spare time digging clams. '
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"Russell Moore is booked to iight for the heavy-weight championship
of the world at Havana, Cuba, next July.
"Beulah Patterson is now a world famed illustrator. Her work is in
great demand by all the leading magazines.
"Raymond Porter is teaching sciences at John Hopkins University, and
has surprised the world by his discovery of a new element in the atmosphere.
"Mildred Putney is running a tea room in Springfield. Her commercial
course at Amherst High School has helped her out immensely in her most diffi-
"Muriel Putney has taken to raising Guinea pigs and has found the busi-
ness so remunerative that she now has her own private Ford in which to bring
her goods from Leverett to Amherst.
"Josephine Reed is married and is living happily on High Street. Her
husband is the town clerk.
"Margaret Shea is giving dancing lessons every Wednesday night in Ma-
sonic Hall. Her classes seem to be very popular, since they are being patron-
ized extensively by both colleges.
"Vera Smith is now speaker in the House of Representatives. This is
the first time a woman has ever held this position, but Vera's debating powers
cannot be excelled.
"Manford Spalding is running a summer resort in the Berkshires, for the
accommodation of tourists.
"Harry Swift, the famed hunter and trapper is now in the depths of the
African forest, taming rattle snakes with the sweet harmonious notes of his
"Herman Thayer is business manager of the Bethlehem Steel Company.
He is at present relieving the monotony of his position by taking a vacation at
his summer home in Athol.
"Alice Thompson married a millionaire, but thru unwise speculations,
he lost all his money. He is now running a restaurant in New York, and
Alice may be seen any day sitting at her desk, punching tickets.
"Lyman Thomson the vaudeville king, and his horse, Bucephalus, are
now touring Europe. His recent hit in Paris has placed him in a class all his
"Percy Thornton is now with Barnum and Bailey's Circus. He is ad-
vertised as the smallest giant in captivity.
"Phillip Walsh is now mayor of Holyoke. He has just launched an anti-
cigarette and pool-room campaign.
"Harold Ward has unearthed and revived the Amherst House and is en-
joying the profits thereof. -
"Albert Waugh kidded the profs at Yale University into giving him a sheep-
skin, and is now teaching several courses at that institution.
"Marion Whalen is now engaged in a thriving millinery business. Her
course in A. H. S. is serving her in good stead.
fine White is at present im'merse'ed in settlement work in New York
"Dorothy White is teaching elocution in Miss Wingle's Private School
"Eleanor Wright married at the early age of twenty-five and is now a
valuable assistant in running a cattle ranch out in Montana."
"Opened-mouthed we waited for Yindala to tell us more. Suddenly,
with a jerking movement of her whole body, she touched her forehead with
her hands, and heavily, half-reluctantly, her eyes slowly opened. She gazed
at us a minute, seeming not to see us 3 then she held out a grimy hand, palm
upward, and, speaking for the last time said, "Five Dollars, please."
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If a stranger had walked onto the Amherst town-hall stage at about
seven-thirty on the night of May 28, 1919, he would have been surprised and
amused at the spectacle which he would have seen. Here were twelve young
ladies and gentlemen, nervously fidgeting about and trying to accustom
themselves to the unusual evening gowns and dress suits which they were
Wearing. All were attempting to look calm, but with little success. They
tried to sit still in one place and appear busied with something, but in vain.
First they would run up to the dressing room and then they would return
without having done anything. Then they would look through the hole in the
curtain to see if they could recognize any of their friends.
Almost immediately upon their appearance on the stage, however, their
nervousness vanished, and they became as calm and dignified as if they had
been members of high society all their lives. Everything went off smoothly,
without even the prompting which is customary in high school plays.
We do not pretend to be able to tell the climax of the play or the funniest
part. Perhaps the latter came when Aunt Ada, a little overcome with brandy,
answered the telephone when the automobile horn blew.
Other funny places were where William Faraday boomed out, "God bless
my soul," and where Colonel Smith told between sobs how he "lay on his sick
bed, gazing out across the thatched roofs of Berbera at the Arab dhows."
The climax may have been at the entrance of Colonel Smith, again, it
may have been when Celia discovered the Colonel's true standing, or, it may
have been when Celia read in the "Times" the announcement of Smith's death.
At any rate the play was full of thrilling and excitement, and was a credit
to the class and to the coach, Mrs. Gettell.
Admiral Grice, Retired Service ..., ............
William Faraday, Gentleman at Leisure. . .
Volonel Smith, Active Service ...........
Robert Tarver, Empty-headed Swell .....
Henry Steel, l Friends of the l ....
James Raleigh, 2, Family i ...,
Martin, Butler ............ .......
Velia Farady, Oldest Daughter ....
Mrs. Rockinham CMadgel .....
Lady Trenchard lEvelynj .,...
Mrs. Chisolm Faraday, Aunt . ....... .
Business Manager. .
Stage Manager .....
Property Committee .....
C oach ....,,,,,,,,,
Mrs. R. G. Gettell
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The Gold Bug Staff
ALBERT W AUGH
PHILLIP WALSH '
aS Wax 'w
At last the 1920 'tG9ld Bug" has made its appearance. Its Worth can-
not as yet be ascertained. This must be left for the future to decide.
The staff has spent a great deal of time and hard Work to insure the
book's success. It has not been always able to do what it Wanted because of
the expense. It would have liked to have published a more pretentious Work-
a monument of the class.
For various reasons, however, it has had to be satisfied with this Volume
which you now see, and its only hope and prayer is that you, too, will be satis-
fied with this, our class book.
The class of 1920 Voted at a special meeting to run a GRAPHIC. It
did not get started until rather late, but as the Whole class and in fact, the
whole school said, "Better late than not at all." .
At mid-year the editor-in-chief, Ida Moore, decided that she would give
up school, consequently, after the Iirst two issues, it Was necessary to elect a
new editor-in-chief. The board of editors as it now stands is' as follows:
Ef1l'f0f-in-Chief .... ......... G RACE COWAN, '20
Assistant Editors ..... lHAR0LD ELDER' 21
' ' ' ' lWILLIA1vI DAVENPORT, '21
swf" Editor ---- ..., E LEANoR SPRAGUE, '21
mf EMO" ---' A .... MANFORD SPALDING, '20
.LlflII0fl'C Ef1I'fO7' ..... QU.. F RANK COWLES '20
""S""f'SS M0 'Wie' -----.- . . .... CHARLES MARTIN, '20
.4SS1'Sf,,,,f B,,S,',,eSS Managers. g fDONALD FISH, '21
' ' ' ' ' lDONALD SULLIVAN, '21
1920 1921 1922 1923
HAROLD ELDER CHAPIN HARVEY MARION GLYNN
RAGUE HARRIET PORTER WILLIAM ATKINSON
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Imam THORNTON ELEANOR SP
The Girl 's Club
About the middle of September the Girl's Club, and all girls who were
interested in the Girl's Club, met to elect officers for the year. The results
of the election were as follows: President, Grace Cowan, Vice-President, Elea-
nor Spragueg Treasurer, Eleanor Frost 5 Secretary, Frances Doyle. The
oflicers met, and drew up a program for the year.
Soon "Billy" Doyle was forced to resign her position, since she was leav-
ing high school. A meeting was called to elect a new secretary. Marjory
Frost was elected. Marjory stayed with us until February, when she, too,
left school, and Rachel Baker was chosen to succeed her.
The chief social affair given was the Girl's Club Dance. Although the
weather seemed to be against it, it was voted the best dance of the year.
Although several events have been given up on account of difficulties
pertaining to the weather and school games, those carried out have been greatly
enjoyed. The Girl's Club considers that it has had a successful year.
The Musical Club
MAX LABROVITZ '20, Leader
MISS MAY F. GRADY, Coach
RALPH SPAULDING '21, Manager
MARGUERITE BROWN '22, Treasurer
RALPH SPAULDING '21
IQENNETH LANNON '22
RIVTH STRONG '22
MARGUERITE BROWN '22
ELI GINSBURG '23
l,I:SI.IE KELLEY '22
ICI,IzARETH WARD '23
MIRS MAY F. GRADY
Second M andolrln
AMIE DICKINSON '21
RUTH HAMILTON '11
OLIVE OWEN '23
GRACE WHIPPLE '22
HARRY SWIFT '20
RUSSELL SPEAR '21
KINGSLEY LANNON '23
MAX LABROVITZ '20
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In the fall of 1916 the sports of Amherst High School felt the stimulus
of one of the most promising freshman classes which has ever enrolled in the
1nst1tut1on. At the same time, a gymnasium came into use, which enabled us.
to embark in a new branch of athletics-basketball.
We have but a small school and therefore we cannot be expected to put
out a wonderful team. However, we have always held our own with schools
of our class, and it is no unknown glory to triumph over schools much larger.
Football and basketball are our most popular sports.
Basketball is undoubtedly the best paying sports of the school. It has
supported itself and also some of the other teams.
Football :rt '
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men have been lip.-,
elected to the f':ig,':r
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Football in the Amherst High School has always been considered the
The class of 1920 has been strongly represented in this field. Our best
men have been Russell Moore and Raymond Lee, the former having been
elected to the captaincy for the season of 1919. Around them the whole team
was built. Other good players for '20 were Martin, Miller, Ward and Has-
Out of five games played this season we won two and lost three. We
make an excellent showing although our opponents were heavier, more ex-
perienced, and represented larger schools.
We won from the Springfield Tech 2 to 0, outclassing them in every
Football Schedule 1919.
A. H. S. Opps.
September 28 Alumni at Amherst. . . . 18 12
October 4 Amherst at Greenfield. . . . 12 14
October 18 Holyoke at Amherst. . . . 7 24
October 25 Cfhicopee at Amherst ......... . 0 36
November l Springfield Tech at Amherst ..... . 2 0
, Basketball has steadily advanced in importance, since the erection of the
new high school building. During this season a new league was formed.
It was known as the Hampshire League.
We were classed with such schools as Smith Academy, Hopkins Academy,
Smith School and Easthampton High. We were beaten for first place by the
fast experienced Hopkins Academy outfit, but not without a keen fight, for
Hopkins barely nosed out a victor. The fastest game ofthe season was with
Springfield Central High School. Our team forced the city lads to play two
overtime periods before a huge crowd of enthusiasts.
Walsh is the star performer from our class, while Martin does well. They
have both put up a consistent game, and their work has been characterized
by spectacular playing and quick action.
. Basketball Schedule, 1919-1920
A. H. S. Opps.
December 12-Northampton Commercial at Amherst ...... 19 37
December 19-Springfield Central High at Amherst. . . . . . 29 31
January 9 -Amherst at Hopkins ................ . . 26 41
January 16 -Smith Academy at Amherst ....... . . 30 21
January 20 -Smith, School at Amherst ..,. . . 53 3
January 23 -Amherst at Easthampton .... . . 13 24
January 30 -Hopkins at Amherst. ,......, . . 21 30
February 3 -Amherst at Smith Academy .... . . 13 19
February 17-Amherst at Smith School ..... . . 45 17
March 17 -Easthampton at Amherst ..... . . 44 25
March 25 -Holyoke at Amherst ...... . . 13 20
The swimming team is a team of which Amherst High may be justly
Egfmg- Dnflng 'Une elght years of its existence it has met with but one defeat,
has Y tl: fast and experieced team from Brookline High School. Its fame
h. Sprea al OVQBNQW England. We have met and conquered the best of
igh school teams in the state O f th b ' ' 'C
Thomas Nemgan mat d ne o e est swimmers in the coun TY,
16, Merton Perri ylgure at Amherst High. Cther stars are William Cowles,
ls our Stro f fend John Spean 19, of Amherst College fame. Waugh
his last yegf Ilklyggllslilifglg regresented us for four years, serving as captain in
' f Pau Ing and Swift have als f d the team
f , . o per orme on
13:aE:IiXI3?j56riA'H-S- 15 greatly lndebted to Amherst College for the use Of
um and alto Tug" Kennedy for his constant interest in uS-
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In this field we have more than held our own, classed against such teams as,
Westfield, Springfield, Chicopee, Greenfield, Holyoke and Northampton, we
have reason to be proud of our school. We have always fared well, always being
up amongst the lead. .
For four years we have been requested to play in the Connecticut Valley
League. This is conclusive evidence for our baseball ability.
Fenton is our star player in the national pastime, having played a consis-
tent game at first base for two years. He is also a dependable hitter, having
hit well over the 300 mark. He captained the team in the 1920 season. Walsh
could be relied upon behind the bat while Lee played well in the field. They
both hit consistently. Hasbrook is a heavy hitter and plays well at short
stop. Others who have participated from 1920 are Swift, Miller, Ward and
Adams, the latter being one of the best pitchers which the Connecticut Valley
has ever seen.
Manager Waugh has arranged the following schedule:
April 16-Hopkins Academy at Amherst
April 30-Northampton at Amherst
May 7 -Westfield at Westfield
May 14-West Springfield at West Springfield
May 21-Chicopee at Amherst
May 25-Northampton at Northampton
May 28-Westfield at Amherst
May 30-Orange at Orange
June 2-Holyoke at Amherst
June 9fWare at Ware
J une 11-West Springfield at Amherst
June 15-Chicopee at Chicopee ,
Mr. Clovis Mitchell, the first coach that 1920 looks back to, did exception-
ally well. Although few of us have been guided by his hand we all remember
his kind, gentle and firm disposition. He had a most alluring offer from a
larger school, and although we hated to see him go, what was our loss was
Mr. Mitchell was succeeded by Mr. Thomas Bailey, a most competent
and desirable coach. It is with pleasure that we look back to our days with
Mr. Bailey. The long tiresome gruel on the gridiron, the weary, day after
day, practice on the basketball court, and the hot, unpleasant duties on the
diamond, were only play under him. Like Mr. Mitchell he left us for a better
position. 1920 wishes him the best of success.
This year we experienced something here-to-fore unknown at Amherst
High School. Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Bailey, although excellent coaches had
duties in the science department which of course necessitated the takin of
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most of their time. We now have a coach, Mr. George Williams, whose
d t. . . . .
u ies are solely in the physical training department. He comes well recom-
mended from Holyoke High School and although he has bee 'th f l
, n W1 us or on y
a year his presence has been noticeably felt. He was elected president of the
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amps ire League and served in the capacity for a year. He went two years
to M. A. C., making his M in football at that institution. He then transferred
to Sprin field T ' ' ' '
n i g raining School graduating some time ago. We all wish Mr.
Williams the best of success, which we feel sure he deserves.
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