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12 THE MERCURY
other than Betty, our class genius. Betty has
many golden qualities. She's exceptional as a
scholar, full of fun, congenial, unaffected, and
sincere. They don't come any better than
Honors: Junior Prize Speaking 135, Grinds
An irresistible giggle and a happy smile-
that's Ruth. Ruth is another one of our
blonds, bubbling over With fun and ready for
a good time. Her clever wit and capability
will carry her far to success-perhaps as a
songwriter. H 1
Honors: Glee Club 125, Vice President
125, Bookkeeping Certificate 125 , Librarian
440. X, e"""-TTTM'
He Who wr' ' stories for
THE MERCURY. That's Carl. Carl the quiet
fellow with the great mind for hatching plots.
If you have not read Carl's masterpieces of
writing you do not know what there is in the
boy. Carl is our coming short story author.
Honors: Penmanship Certificate, Two
Bookkeeping Certificates 12 and 35, 20, 25,
30, 35 Typing Seals 145, 40-Word Typing
"Mickey" to many-friend to all. The
class is fortunate in having such a fine musi-
cian. Music isn't her only conquest, she is
also very good in oratory. Everyone will miss
"Mickey" when she leaves to carry on the
successful career that we know she will have.
Honors: Glee Club 11-25, Vice-President
115, Secretary 125, Prize Speaking-first
prize 135, School Orchestra 11-2-3-45, All-
State Orchestra 13-45, Ivy Committee
Senior Play 145, Reading of Ivy Poem 145,
Edith is one of The Mathematicians of
our school. What she doesn't know about al-
gebra and trig we can't tell you! And she's
a beautiful penman tool No Wonder the
teachers enjoy having "Deed" write on the
board. We expect much from this bright and
alert young lady.
Honors: Bookkeeping Certificate 12, 35,
Junior Prize Speaking 135 third prize, Class
EDWIN JOHN "Pigiron" PELKEY
Why the humorous side of life at B. F. A.
should be taken from us is a mystery to all,
but with the graduation of Edwin, one of the
finest fellows leaves our midst. A good athlete
and loyal friend may his life be always one of
fun, happiness and prosperity.
Course: General. l
Honors: Glee Club 11-2, Asst. Mgr. Bas-
ketball 125, Asst, Mgr. Basketball 135, Foot-
ball 145, Stage Mgr. Senior Play 145, Grinds
Committee 145, Ivy Committee 145, Ivy Day
Speaker 145, Junior Jamboree 145.
RICHARD RAYMOND "Dick"
Tall and stately he doth stand! "When
anything is made, some quality of the maker
invariably goes into it." And we hear that
Dick is an architect as Well as a student.
Build carefully, Dick, each step counts.
Honors: Class President 115, Advertising
Manager of MERCURY 135, Hockey 135,
Tennis 13-45, Harvard Prize 135, Librarian
145, Class Will 145, Class President 145.
Janette just loves fun and is always eager
to participate in 'school activities. Much of
the time she listens and learns-an example
for the rest of us. Janette's undiscovered
ability to sing certainly helped to make our
Senior girls' farce a success.
Red hair, "Hello everybody" accompanied
by a cheery smile, and Janice is with us. She's
a real pal, rather quiet, but cheerful, and
everybody likes her. We don't know what
she plans to do, but We Wish her luck.
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THE MERCURY 9
active and full of fun, he does manage to sit
still long enough to indulge in his favorite
sport-fishing. He also enjoys dreams of
catching one of those big bears up in Alaska.
Honors: Bookkeeping Certificate f2J, 30
word Progress Card.
Bernard is one of the many quiet and con-
scientious workers of our class. A lover of
Nature-of birds and Howers-he furnishes
us with entertaining English themes. We wish
you luck, Bernard.
Honors: Bookkeeping Certificate C2, 35g
Junior Prize Speaking C3j, Typing 40 word
pin f4j, Typing Progress Card C4j.
Why do all the girls fall for Kenneth? The
swagger? No, that's mostly habit. Look
closer. Right. lt's the eyelashes. They are
real. But don't hold that against him. And,
if anyone asks, he is a musician too. Trumpet.
He is one of the musicians that made jazz
worth listening to.
Honors: Football CI-23, All-state orchestra
C1-2-35, School Orchestra f3D, Typing Prog-
JAMES CIOEFI I
Curly head, dark complexion, and a remark-
able disposition--this is our "Sabine", He
often quotes "What's worth doing at all, is
worth doing well"--that must be the reason
we have seen him around the corridors for
such a long time. But never mind "Sabino"
you're sure to be as much of a success in the
future as you have been in athletics. Here's
to you "-Timmy".
Honors: Football C2, 3, 41, Basketball
C3, 45, Glee Club Czj.
Rachel is a combination of many charac-
teristics which, together, makes hers a charm-
ing personality. Who can resist that smile
and pleasant manner? Although a conscien-
tious student, she finds time for other activ-
ities-dramatic, literary and musical. We ex-
pect great things of you, Rachel.
Honors: Glee Club, lead flj, Vice-Presi-
dent f3j, Junior Prize Speaking CSecond
Prizej Cgj, School Orchestra C2-3-45, All-
State Orchestra Q3-4D, All-New England Or-
chestra C4J, Librarian f4j, Proof-Reader of
THE MERCURY f3-45, Class Prophecy 145,
Reporter for Rotary Club f4J, Property
Nlanager of Senior Play
"Small but Mighty" is an old saying which
indeed holds true in B. F. A. "Babe" may be
small, but she displays so much pep, vivacious-
ness, and enthusiasmg is so cheerful, friendly,
and willing to help, that we quite forgive
her her height. We're for you, Babe!
Honors: Basketball CI-2-33, Manager f4J,
Glee Club Czj, Penmanship Certificate CID,
Bookkeeping Certificate fab, Typing Certifi-
cate c3-43, 40 Word Typing Pin f4j, Stu-
dent Council Q 41, First prize Foul Shooting,
New England Tournament
Blond, petite, and unruflied-these are
the characteristics of "Mannie". She not only
has her share of popularity, but also manages
to hold her own in studies. "Mannie" has a
weakness for last year's basketball captain,
and we know she's headed for a successful
career--Whatever it may be.
Honors: Class Secretary CID, Glee Club
June is not only a month of lovely summer
weather but one of our quietest, little Koh, so
littlell commercial student. A hard, conscien-
tious worker, ready for fun and a good time,
"2 by 4" is a favorite with all who know her.
Honors: Penmanship Certificate QU, Book-
keeping Certificate Qzj, Typing Progress
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THE MERCURY 13
Honors: Penmanship Certificate 115, Book-
keeping Certificate 125, Progress Card 145,
Glee Club 11-25, Grinds Committee 145.
Pstl Oh yes, that's "Tatsiel'l Talking,
dancing, having dates, and getting A's on her
report card are her specialties. What's the
secret, "Tatsie", do you eat Tasty Yeast or
Pep? Whenever we talk with Kathryn we
learn something-either intellectual or other-
Honors: Glee Club 11-25, Grinds Com-
mittee 145, Senior Play 145.
Norman always has a slightly lop-sided
grin for his classmates which is rather con-
tagious. Like the rest of us, Norman has his
troubles, which happen to be shorthand and
typing. But he is slowly and surely conquer-
ing his bugbears. We hope he will always
be able to conquer future ones as well.
Honors: Football 1 5, Bookkeeping Certi-
ficate 125, Typing Progress Card.
Who could ask for a more consistent tem-
perament than Kathleen's? She's always just
the same-conscientious, good-natured, lady-
like Kathleen. For four years now we've been
admiring her ability to write short stories.
Kathleen is responsible for the flourishing
literary department THE MERCURY has this
Honors: Literary Editor of THE MERCURY
145, Chairman Grinds Committee 145, Ivy
Popular, friendly, cheerful, helpful-that's
Mabel. A good student, a good hostess, a
good musician-that's Mabel, too. We know
she will be successful, and those who Come
in Contact with her in the future will be ex-
tremely lucky, as we have been in the past.
Honors: Glee Club 115, Cheer Leader
13-45, Class Vice-President 12-45, Basket-
ball 11-2-3-45, Captain of Basketball Team
145, Assistant Circulation Manager of MER-
CURY 135, Circulation Manager 145, Vice-
President of Student Council 145, Orchestra
12'3'45, All-State Orchestra 13-45, Librarian
145, Grinds Committee 145, Property Man-
ager of Senior Play
RUSSELL "Rus" SUNDERLAND
and best athletes to
One of the steadiest
graduate from B. F. A. When everyone else
still had that extra
was all played out he
ounce to bring B. F. A. out on top. May he
always be as successful in life as he was in
Honors: Ivy Committee 145, Member of
Student Council Board 145, Football 13-4-55,
Baseball 13-4-55, Letter in Basketball 155,
Captain of Baseball Team 155.
ALAN "Spike" SWEENY
"Apollo" has nothing on our young God
of Sports! Spike, here's to you! You have
been considerably discreet in your escapades
so we have nothing on you. But may you
play the game of life as straight and well as
you have played the game with us.
Honors: Football 13-45, Basketball 13-45,
Baseball 135, Editor of THE MERCURY
145, Sports Editor of THE MERCURY 135,
Class Treasurer 12-45, Class President 135,
Reporter for Rotary Club 145.
Agnes is known by that sunny smile, that
twinkle in her eyes, and that cheery "Hello"
--in fact, everything which denotes a cheerful
person. We believe if those marks in typing
and stenography mean anything, that Agnes
may look forward to a successful future.
Honors: Penmanship Certificate 115, Book-
keeping Certificate 125, 135, Typing Pin 145,
Prize Speaking 135, Glee Club 115, Grinds
Committee 145, Ivy Day Speaker 145,
HAROLD "Bean" TAYLOR
The promising young man from Milton
takes up his much cherished sheepskin and
departs from these sacred portals, but he leaves
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