Murdock High School - Tower Yearbook (Winchendon, MA)

 - Class of 1948

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And wher1e'er her sons ore fiqhtinq And would rother die thorn Vield, You con heor the school thot books them up Gro sinqiriq down the field -Y Chorus Oh Murdock, dectr Murdock, We siriq to you. Leomd on to vict'ry 'riectth the White cmd Blue Oh Murdock, deolr Murdock, firm os CI rock. Give us CI cheer --- roh! rohl Give us ci cheer f roh! rcrhl Cheer tor our Murdock: mepeotl 3 'r' fy..- V nfl f " s W f ' v-. my 1 I, Sv , J ff, ll I , f f . 4 "1 . 4. ,Tk E Sa. tl i IX Q Q 1 X 241' f f 1 f' f ll, 1311 I I 6 , , a , ' ' ' x - A wa ' , A w: -. T ' ff: 9 E 'I . 5' Wag ' if .I 1 1' 14 f' T Q. LQIE 5 'I f 'Hz 4: I ' ""'l 1+ CQ: f 'lfllr' , wqi-,-"'."lT'l1-gl 142 1, . ,,,. .,.. - V A 1 -,,:I"llv"I A arf: Munnoqx 5cM,,.,L P f. .ffl 51 . ,ff , " " , T 111 Y f ' '37, .gi 'f . I I II 1 "1 I , 4" - '.',, 'ff 1 1' .Q2,sq.w'E.'Qfs 'J .af - - - U f ' :Lu ' 9 ,,1.' ' - A ' N 5 1 ..,fQ1ig ,M ,fn J- M L 1 ,155 .3 -C 962. k-f u, 1 ,A if ,""' L F! W TW' '4' MCS' . 2 , P A ' .-" if -2 -ar . . Ln 1 . 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STAPLES No one can quite picture Murdock High School now without its extremely capable and genial principal, Guy B. Staples. Mr. Staples is a graduate of Tufts and Harvard and has done additional graduate study at Various institu- lions. Whether in his role as teacher or as principal he is genuinely interested in his students and gives them the utmost in guidance and consideration. He is always Willing to listen to their problems and to advise them. The Class of 1948 sincerely thank him. 5 CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT HELEN M. HART To Miss Helen M. Hart, advisor to the Class ol 1948, we qive our sincere thanks. By her able leadership as Well as her skill as a drarnatics coach she has enabled us to Win more trophies than any other class in recent years. Her efforts to keep the class working as a unii have been crowned with success. We Wish her to know that we deeply appreciate what she has done for us. 6 'S-' f 2f::w:'1 , . 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MALONEY-Vocational Home Economics IOSEPHINE MARTIN-School Nurse CHARLES MOTYKA-Printing: General Science CHARLES F. PERRY-Music WILLIAM I. PROPERZIO-General Shop: Mechanical Drawing: Manual Training RUTH ROBICHAUD- Social Science FLOSSIE M. ROLE-A-Mathematics CHARLES F. RUSSELL-General Science: Practical Science: Physics: Chemistry ALICE E. SI-lATTUCKMSocial Science: History: Social, Civic, and Economic Problems BENJAMIN TORF--French: History 9 CLASS UF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Senior Officers T he Class of l948 approaches Commencement with a feeling of regret and yet with a feeling of joy. No doubt every class experiences this mixture of emotions for we all regret leaving behind the good times we have had and the pleasant friendships we have made while at Murdock, but we can't help feeli1'1Q joyful at the prospect of the opportunities which lie ahead of us. For the past four years we have tried to do our share in making successful all the activities which Murdock has undertaken. Our members have given generously of their time and talent in dramatics, athletics, musical activities, etc. We feel that as a class we have made a niche for ourselves in Murdock's Hall of Fame, and it is our desire that We may continue to do so in Life's Hall of Fame. IU f 'f"72'27z1f-""-" ,za ,f"Z :,"' 1 ' ', " 12.1 .nl 5' -'V if 1 ','1-'-fig fc", ' 1 N .521 .-if ff X -f iw, f f 5 0 X V K V ,7 .Q y f YW , I cf-x f -.- 'a-'X 'fini - ' -f - .. A , 'C Q Z lx ,K-Inna f4,,.. Y-wvvlr I 1' f ' V u vii" "1 - ll 6 - ' r .V , ,' -GC" ' f '. ' - ,-1 577.-,..::.K , '-- -lgx ff I' 'E-'TIL-FHM." , L - S' -- -5, f: 5: -wx 7 ' 1 . 1-'turf 'T'-.. f .ri ,, 4 ,:::3agfftE5.1:: X, .-ff.:..:X :'Z - f- . 2123915 ' 'A' ' - ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT RAYMOND BARTLETT N "Sonny" l l-lobby-Baseball. School Activities--Baseball l, 2, 3, 45 Driving Club 1, 2, Chess Club 3, 4: Class Committees. Ambition-Baseball. uffrrrbilirlrr has reward for all." DONALD A. BEZIO ' "Buzzie" Hobby-Sports. School Activities-Football 3, 4: Baseball 3, 4: Clubs l. 2, 3, 4, Treasurer lg Executive Board 2, 35 Stunt Night lg lntramural Basketball 2, 3. Ambition-To be a success. "To try is a battle half won." IAMES W. BIBT. IB. lil-,aL7, Hobby-Dancing. School Activities-Drivers Club, Chess Club, Bridge Club, lntra- mural Basketball Z, Murdock Night 31 Class Committees Z. 3, 4. Ambition--To be a success in life. "A sense of humor is indeed a virtue." ' NATALIE C. BIRT 4cNat95 Hobby-Horseback riding, Music. School Activities-Senior Play: Tournament Play 25 'Murmurs" Staff 3, 47 Class Committees: Sports Club, Dramatic Club: Murdock Night 2, 35 Glee Club 3, 47 Music Festival 3. Ambition-To be an opera singer. "The mildest rnarmer, the gerztlest heart." LORRAINE BOUCHER 6lL0rry9, Hobby-Taking snapshots: Swimming. School Activities-Needlecraft Club l, Book Club 25 Artistic Typ- ing Club 35 Knitting Club 4: "Murmurs" Staff 4. Ambition--To travel around the world. "Mischief sparkles in her eyes, And her Laughter never flies." 12 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS BARBARA L. CHASE HBHIJSH Hobby-Sewing. School Activities-I-liking Club: Dramatic Club: Sport Club: Knit- ting Club: Style Show: Class Committees. Ambition-Hairdresser. "Fair and softly, she shall gn fur." ANGELINA I. CLOUTIER "An,giev Hobby-Skating: Skiing: Dancinq. School Activities--Drivinq Club: Book Club: Stylinq cmd Grooming Club. Ambition-To live ct comfortable lite. "She spealceth not: and yet there lies A r:olmersal1f0n in her eyesf' IAMES E. COTE ufflllllllflfu Hobby-Sports. School Activities--Football 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 3, 4: Basketball l: Drivers Club: Bridqe Club: Class Committees: Senior Play. Ambition:-To be an electrician. "A goml xport not only in sports." ADELLA M. DABULIEWICZ "Dalian School Activities: First Aid Club: Book Club: Artistic Typing Club: Interior Decorating Club: "Murmurs" Stafi. Ambition-To become a private secretary. "A quiet mimi is richer lvlmn n t?l'0IUIl.,, PATRICIA M. DESMOND Gipaityii Hobby-Collecting pictures. School Activities-Home Nursinq Club: Dramatic Club: Hiking Club: Personal Typing Club. Ambition-To be a nurse. "lilu.shing is the rulor ol 'v1'1't1u'." . .. . "Vg . I I fl CL ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT L' if ., IOAN DIAMOND uf0fIllI'f?,, l-lobby-lvlusic: Dancinq. School Activities-Class Committees: Snort Club: Knitting Club: Commencement Usher: "Murmurs" Staff: Senior Play Usher. Ambition-To be a model. Hfl1'll'flllS spmk lmulvr llmn Ill0I'll.Y.,N ELOISE A. DIVOLL "Ellie,' Hobby-Reading and collecting snapshots. School Activities-Class Committees: Dramatic Club: Personal Hiking Club: Senior Play Usliefr. Typing Club: Ambition:-'l'o be a nurse. "Slice loves her fricnzls, sim likes her school. Slzv gets gonrl llH7l'h'S for's lwr rule," HENRY L. DOODY "Hnnl"' llobby-Skiing: Hunting. Sf-hool Activities--Band 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4: Captain ol Football Team 4: Senior Play: Tournament Play 3: Murdock Night l, 2, 3: Class Day Speaker: Music Festival 2, 3, 4: Class Committees, Photography Club: All New England Band 4, Amhitionw-To be a Government Forester. "limi 1ll0l'f'll, IIFPIIS no i:1lm'p1'Pl111"' BEVERLY FONTAINE "B ev" Hobby-Dancing: Skating. School Activities-Knitting Club: Hiking Club: "Murmurs" Staff 3, 4: Cheerleader 3, 4: Drum Maioiette I, 2, 3. 4: Murdock Night 2, 3: Senior Play: Class Committee. Ambition-To be liked by all. "7'l1erf' is nn grnre like Ihr: gram' of Prillulsfasrn mul ruflivilyf' MARY ANN FRAZIER "Sis" Hobby-Writing poety: Skating: Skiing: Swimming. Svhooi Itctivities-Tournament Play 2, 3: Senior Play: Giee Club 2, 3, 4: "Murrnurs" Staff: Class Committees: Hiking Club: Knitting Club: "Spotliahts of Murdock" column. Ambition-To tue an opera singer. nTl1E'l'f?,S nn wisllom like fl'!1l1lfl1PSS.,, l4 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS EDWARD F. GABRUK r'1:a1,1,yf' l-loluby-'Fishinq rind Winler sports. School Activities-Morse Code Clulwg Chriss Clulig lnlorinr Decorrilinq Clubg Class Committerfs, Amhilion--'l'n own nr srnrmll husinoss. "fl fwpnlala' man lwmlr Inlkx of l1l'1n.wPlf.': ANN GUILFOYLE 'LCIT' l-lobby-Fiidinqg Swimmirwqy Skiinop Music. School Activities-Book Clulng l"irsl Aifl Clubg Home Nursinq Clulng "IVlurrnurs" Slrrllg Class Coniinittemsg Senior Ploy Usher, Amlnilion--To live by the or-miri. "IIN lmir is no SIl'lIlll'Pl' Ilmn lmr l!l'SlJ0SI.l1.0ll.M MARY E. GUY "Pnl" l-lobby-Music: Drmcinq. School Activities-l-likinq Cluhg Book Clulng Sporl Club: Slylinq cmd Groominq Clubg Closs Conimille-msg Senior Ploy Usher. Ambition-'l"o he cr hrrirdresser. 'Aff snrilaf for vrswy f'l'I'l'lIIl. I1 frfvml fm' l'12l'l'Y SIIIIIIIHN LOUISE A. HERB 'iSq1lePh:y" l'lol:l:oy-Sewinq. School Acllvilies-Firsl Aid Chxbg Book Clnlvz Artistic Typinq Club, lnlerior Decromlinq Club. Amhilion-To he ri morlel or cn liirirrlrossffr. "Quiet, lll,0Ilf?Sl, mul sinrrern, llvr uirlur-.w Ifllllll be mmlv morn rlvnr." RICHARD S. HILDRETH i "Dick" - Hoblsy-Bose-bcrll. ' School Aciivilies-S.A.F3. Director l, 25 S.A.S. View-Presideni 35 S.A.S. President 45 'Tournament Play 2, 35 Murclock Niqhl I, r 2. 35 Class Comniiileesg Boselnoll l, 2, 3, 45 Football 35 Closs President I, 2, 37 Class Vice-President 4: Drivinq Clulng ,Art Club: Firsl Aid Cluldg Bond l, 2, fl: Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 Senior Ployg Commencoinom llshmg Clrrss Drry Spf:-crkorg New Enqlcmcl Music: Foslivul, Ambition-A'l'o he 1,1 lmiq lorrqxir-1 lnnsolncrll pl-'rye-I. "If a man is zz gmrllfninn. lw lmnws quite Ellflllgll P 15 ' ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT I nom-:nr D. Iomzs 64301295 Hobby-Music. School Activities-Executive Board l, 2: Class Treasurer 3, 4: "Murmurs" Stall 1, 2, 3, 4: Band l, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Orchestra l, 2: All New England Band Z, 3, 4: Band Fes- tivals: Tournament Play Z: Murdock Night 1, 2, 3: Senior Class Play: Football 2: Basketball 2: Baseball Z. Ambition-To be successful. "Few things are impossible Lo rliligerlce and skill." FRANCIS S. KENDALL "Harry', l-lobby-Sports, Eating, Reading. School Activities-Football 4: Football Manager 2: Senior Play: Tournament Play 2: Baseball l, 2: Glee Club 4: Driving Club 2: Band l: Murdock Night l, Z: Class Committees: Personal Typing Club 4. Ambition-To be a success. "As a wit, if not first, in the very Hrs! line." LILA L. KLISKEY Hobby: Needlework: Skating. School Activities--Band, Class Committees. Ambition-To be a good secretary. "Qu.ietness, good nature, and sincerity make n sternly uharacterf, CHARLOTTE ANNE KOLODINSKI "Red" and "Charley" Hobby-Swimming. School Activities--Knitting Club: Photography Club: Grooming and Style Club: Murdock Night 2, 3: Tournament Play 2: Class Committees. Ambition-To parachute tram a plane. "A companion that is cheerful is worth golalf' WILLIAM S. KOLODINSKI 66BilIS9 Hobby-Drawing. School Activities-Football 2, 3, 4: Baseball 2: Morse Code Club: Driving Club: Art Club: Book Club: Senior Play: Murdock Night 3. Ambition-To be cr Draftsman for General Motors. "Enlhn,siasrn is the great hill 1-lirnher." lf: MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS GLORIA ELAINE LcrFORTUNE Hlililzrlf' or "Clow Hobby--Knitting and Skiing. School Activities-luniol Usher: Senior Play Usher: Hikinq Club: Sport Club: Knitting Club: Closs Committees. Ambition-To be C1 hairdresser. UFIISIIHIIIHII sn slrflulvr, so young, am! so fair." RUTH A. LQFORTUNE "RIllhie" Hobby--Reading, Hiklnq, Sliding. School Activities--Class Committees: Sport Club: Book Club: Stylo ond Grooming Club. Ambition-To become ii typist. "S0fl1'v sprfnk mul swffelly Sl71flf?.', PAULINE A. LQFRENIERE t'I'nlly" l-lobby-Reodinq. School Activities-Sewinq Cluh: Interior Decorcrtinq Club: Knittinq Club: Clcxss Committees. Ambition--To be n dressmuker. HRIIIIIVPI' quiet. rnllwr silty, lm! rr lwinklrf in lzfr vw." THERESA A. LAWTON i'7'errfy" l-lobby-Music. School Activities-"Muimurs" Stoll t, 2, 3, 4: Dromcxtic Club: Morse Code Club: Murdock Niqhtg Senior Ploy: Class Prophecy: Class Committees. Ambition:-'l'o lie cr sucvess in lite. "Tu nm' who slrnnls Inll. thinks fall. lives fall." IACQUELINE M. MCDOUGALL i'.ln1vkie" Holnby-Knittinq: Dcmcinq. School Activities-Knittinrg Club: Book Club: Clrrss Committees. Amhition--Governsss or Bookkeeper. "lVlmlc'sly is Iliff l'0llSf'if'lIf'I' of Nm IIUIIYJQ 17 ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT LORRAINE M. MIZHIR "I,0rry,' Hobby-Reading: Saving Medical News. ing Club: "Murmurs" Staff 4: Class Committees. Ambition-to become a doctor. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heartf, A. EUGENE MULCAHY "Make" Hobby-Dancing: Music. School Activities-Murdock Night 1, 2, 3: Senior Play: Football 3 Class Committees. Ambition-To succeed in anythinq I undertake. "Dance, laugh, and be merry, and be a friend to all." GUERINO PIERMATTEI. IR. "Lindon Hobby--Sports. School Activities-Football 2, 3, 4: First Aid Club: Driving Club Bridge Club: Basketball 2. Ambition-To be a long distance swimmer. "A man who bluslms is never a brute." PHYLLIS A. PRIEST "PlLyllie" Hobby-Dancing, Music. Sport Club: Cheer Leader 3: Class Committees. Ambition-To be a successful stenoqrapher. "Sincere in ther warlc: loyal I0 her friends." . EDWARD H. RICHARDS l ".S01my' l i Hobby-Skiing: Swimming: l-luntinq: Fishing. School Activities-Class Committees: Riile Club: Drivers Club. Ambition-To be an electrician. . l "A stout h.vnrt. a really smile, and a willing hand." 18 School Activities-Home Nursinq Club: Book Club: Personal Typ- 4: Drum Major l, Z, 3, 4: Class Marshal 1, 2, 3: Drivlnq Club, Dramatic Club, First Aid Club, Bridae Club: Music Festivals, School Activities-Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Senior Play Usher: l-likinq Club: l MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS VIVIAN M. RICHARDS uljivn Hobby-Poetry. School Activities'-First Aid Clubg Book Clubg Knitlinq Clubg Class Cornrnittees. Ambition-To become a qood telephone operator. "What sweet delight a quiet life agorzlsf' WILLIAM E. ROBICHAUD nR0l7l71lI?,. Hobby--Sports. School Activities-Baseball 2, 3, 47 Morse Code Club: First Aid Club: Driving Club: Bridge Clubg Class Committees. Ambition-To be a success. uhauglzs almuml wlmn ll.e's arozmrlf' CHARLES ROBITAILLE "Rally l-lobby-Aviation: Clippings, Toboqqaninq. School Activities-Morse Code Club: Checkers and Chessp Interior Decoratinq Club: "Murmurs" Staff 35 Class Committees. Ambition--To become an aviation designer and droftsman. "Tha tleepest rivers flow with the least sou1ul." WILLIAM I- RUSCHIONI "Tede', Hobby-Sports. School Activities-Baseball 2, 3, 47 Football 4: Basketball 25 Driv- ing Clubg First Aid Cluby Bridge Clubg Class Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3, President fig Class Commitleesg Commence- ment Usher. Ambition-To become cz big league ball player. "Where true fortitude dwells, loyalty, honesty. fl'il?IlllSIlLilI, and falelity may lie" WALTER I. RUTHERFORD "Wally" Hobby-Gus Model Airplanes. School Activities-Football 2, 3, 45 Baseball 2, 31 Basketball l, 2, 3. 47 Book Clubp Art Club: Drivinq Clubg Morse Code Clubg Murdock Niqht. Ambition-Aeronautical Enqineerinq, "Leisure is flu' best of all lJOSS6'.YSl0I1S.,, 19 ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT GEORGE BRADFORD SAWYER. IR. "Brad" Hobby-Dancinqg Sinqinq5 Sports. School Activities-Baseball 3, 45 Basketball 2, 45 Morse Code Club lp Driving Club 25 "Murmurs" StaH5 Editor of Murdock "Mur- murs" 45 Murdock Niqht l, 2, 35 Music Festival 45 Glee Club 3, 45 Boys' State 35 Class Prophecy5 Class Committees. Ambition-Artist. "All great men come from the c'n11nlr'y," BERYL W. SCARRELL Hobby-Dancinq5 Knittinq5 Reading. School Activities-Book C1ub5 Tournmment Play 25 Class Committees. Ambition-Private Secretary. "Be good, do good, make good." GLORIA M. SIBLEY 6561053 Hobby-Cooking: Eatinq5 Sinqinq. School Activities-Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 "Murmurs" Stall 3, 45 Class Committees5 Murdock Night 2, 35 Drivers Cluli5 Book Club5 New England Music Festival. Ambition-To qo to Brazil. "Really in heart mul rearly in Izumi." RICHARD K. SIBLEY iGSib!! Hobby-Dancing. School Activities-Murdock Night 1, 35 Senior P1ay5 Class Com- milteesg Driving Club5 First Aid Club5 Basketball 35 Football 3, 45 Baseball l, 45 Class Committees. 'LHumor is the harmony of the heart." HELEN C. SIMONEAU Gilqillbli Hobby-Music. School Activities-"Murmurs" Staff 1, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra l, 25 Class Secretary5 Class Committees. Ambition-To see the world. "Made of sugar mul spir-fe and everything nice." 20 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS MARGARET M. SMITH "Chuck" Hobby-Music. School Activities-Sport Club: Hiking Club: Style and Grooming Club: Class Committees. Ambition-Nurse. "'L0m1s nf fun, Cllrl?0I'fllfl and bright. You are your fricluls' grealesL clelig1'1.z." WILLIAM H. STODDARD "Simi", MSIlIl,Sl?l,, Hobby- School Activities'-Morse Code Club: Drivinq Club: Bridge Club: Commencement Usher: Senior Play: Class Will: Class Committees. Ambition-To be a successful draltsmcxn. 'Tlivc me land, lots of la,ml." JANET A. STREETER "l3ang! Bzu1.g."' Hobby-Acting: Swimming. School Activities-Class Secretary 1, 3: Cheerleader 3, 4: Senior Play: Tournament Play 3: "Murrnurs" Staff 2, 3, 4: Director SAS 2, 3, 4: Murdock Night 2, 3: Dramatic Club: Commence- ment Usher: Class Committees. Ambition-To be a success in the nursing profession. "Nor can she bc paralleled by any but by herself." OLIVER L. TARDIFF Holly!! I-lobby-Singing: Collecting Interesting Articles: Making Records. School Activities-Morse Code Club: Checkers and Chess Club: Glee Club: First Aid Club: Murdock Niqht: Class Committees. Ambition-To be a singer. 'Ulmbilivrr has reward for allf, IEANNETTE B. THEROUX csjallss l'lolJby-Diawiriq. School Activities-Book Club: Home Nuisinq Club: SAS Treas- urer 4: Class Committees, Ambition-To spend a week in Hawaii. UIICGFS much, speaks little, acts wisclyf' 21 ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT CHARLES M. UPTON ssUl,15 Hobby-Ping-Pouqp Photography. School Activities-Football 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2, 3, 4: Morse Code Cluby Photography Club: Chess Club: Art Clubg "Murmurs" Staftg Class Day Speaker: Class Commltteesg Baseball 4. Ambition-To become a doctor. "The of life is to go !UI'LUlll'll.,, THERESE A. VAINE Hobby-Spoi ts. School Activities-Senior Play Usherg Dramatic Clubg Knitting Club: Book Club: Class Gifts: "Murmurs" Staflg Class Committees. Ambition-To be a successful secretary. MTU be gentle is a test of a lady." DONALD W. WARMAN HIIOILU Hobby-Sports. School Activities-Baseball Z1 Football 3, 45 Basketball 2, 3, 47 Class Committees. Ambition-To be successful. ulcleals as high as ltintselff' NEWELL VAUGHN WHITAKER "Whit" Hobby-Sports. School Activities-Baud l, Z, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4g Baseball Z5 Vice President l, 25 Senior Playg Tournament Play 2, 35 Murdock Night l, 2, 31 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Music Festivalsg All New England Band: Orchestra 2. Auilvition -Dairyman. 'll, pretense he dill with clmerlul will ' What olvhers trilh of while their liaruls were still." 22 7' -W QXo Q UGSSNMX imma xA SWYS CIQSSTDYOYXNGLKX px 5Gmoo1PlQXl 5 CRW, Som m X fx L Qlcikxu-cfiolumxors j Q S' w ill-S5-iii 4 , , , , f, f r ig: Fiiw' Z' y T3ummgf M ,f A- ' ,. ' Y A. 4:53 Z ,, f f, . if 42 A 2, 4 ,,,.-f' 2'- 5 af' ' 45 7' ., 'ii 1' ' I J .ii 'I Hpnw. ' I Aw U, I- U.:-, ' ' ' Z -Q . W CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT History of the Class of 1948 ln September 1944, the Class of 1948 started on its career in search of knowledge. With all the confidence of youth, contrary to other Frosh, we felt the only thing green about us was our "freshman colors". We were soon to be taught, however, that this was not true as the upper classmen put us through the paces at the traditional Frosh Night. Our next major event was a class meeting at which time we elected the following as class officers: Richard Hildreth, Richard Reeves, lanet Streeler, and Donald Bezio. Before the year was over Richard Reeves, our Vice-President, moved from town and Newell Whitaker was elected Vice-President to fill the vacancy. We elected Miss Barnes as class advisor, and she courageously accepted. We had a wonderful time on our first picnic at Stone Farm. While we were preparing to leave for home one of our classmates cut his finger, thus hastening our departure. Have you learned how to handle that weapon yet, Kendall? After a hurried preparation and a great deal of expended energy and effort on the part of Miss Barnes and Miss Hart we were able to present at Murdock Night a Mock Wedding with an entire male cast. We were duly awarded a glass cup, instead of the traditional tin cup, missing because of the war. For the first time in our school career we took part in the Class Day Exercises. We felt very proud of ourselves, realizing that we would soon be upper-classmen for good. Receiving the colors of "red and white" ended a truly wonderful year at Murdock. After what seemed to be a very short summer, we again entered the realms of Murdock in body if not in spirit. A class meeting was held to elect officers and the following were chosen: Richard Hildreth, Newell Whitaker, Helen Simcneau, William Ruschioni. This year we asked Miss Hart to take the responsibilities of the happy-go-lucky Class of '48 and she accepted. We decided to have our fall picnic at Mr. Russell's camp. We walked down and rode back. Thanks a lot Mr. Russell: we had a wonderful time. lf your class is looking for picnic grounds, I heartily recommend Chanrudoma. The busy days flew by and almost before we realized it, it was time for our first big dance, The Sophomore l-lop. The capable committees filled the Assembly Hall with attractive Valentine decorations. The music was by the Bargerons and socially the class proved its superiority over its predecessors. On the night of March 29, 1946, we entered the play tournament, presenting "The Pampered Darling". This being our debut as actors we were pleased to receive the second prize. The "Pampered Darling", Bob lones, made up his mind that he woulcln't talk. The decision of the two medical students to "operate", however, made Bob change his mind in a hurry. You did a nice job, Bob. Having acquired more experience in acting by this time, the thought of Murdock Night held no horrors for us. We presented a "Gay Nineties Revue" 24 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS. complete with Barbershop Sextet and for the second time we captured the cup, this time the traditional tin one. The year ended as usual with a picnic--this time at Streeter's Camp. lt was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed the sunshine and water even if those sunburns were rather uncomfortable on the baseball field the next day. Our Iunior year started officially with the election of our class leaders: Richard I-lildreth, William Ftuschioni, Janet Streeter, and Robert Iones. We again asked Miss Hart to guide us through our third year at Murdock. Our lall picnic was also held at Streeter's Camp where we always have had such a wonderful time. ln December, the seniors, weary with all their numerous activities, allowed our class to sponsor the annual Christmas Dance. The hall, bedeck-ed with evergreens and Santa Clauses, certainly radiated the holiday spirit. When the time came for the tournament plays, we chose to present the drama, "I Shall Be Waiting". Due largely to the excellent portrayal of the blind mother by Mary Frazier, we were awarded first 'prize which we felt was well earned. No sooner had the excitement of the tournament play died down than we were knee deep in decorations for our big dance, The Iunior Prom. We will never forget the way the Assembly I-lall looked that night, festively arrayed in black and white, accented with gold and pastels. The Class of 1948 gives its sincere thanks to George Sawyer and Gloria Sibley and their co-workers for doing those beautiful paintings. Hats have always been of the utmost importance to women but never before to boys, until Murdock Night when they were the means by which we claimed the tin cup for the third successive year. Was it only a coincidence that the ribbon on the handle was red and white? During our lunior year two of our members were honored by the American Legion. George Sawyer was chosen to represent Murdock at Boys' State and Ianet Streeter was chosen to attend Girls' State. The Seniors chose from our class six Commencement Ushers. They were Ioan Diamond, Gloria l..aFortune, Ianet Streeter, William Stoddard, William Ruschioni, and Richard Hildreth. To the Iuniors, as is the custom, tell the "pleasure" of making the decora- tions and also doing the decorating for all the Comrnencement activities. By the time this task was finished most of us felt we were quite expert at the art of decorating. We hope the Class of i947 was pleased with our efforts. We found relaxation after our Commencement duties at Willard Brook. Some of the more rugged individuals of our group went swimming while others kept warm playing ball. September, and the vacation became just a memory. At last we were the lofty Seniors. Our first class meeting resulted in the election of the foilowing officers: William Ruschioni, Richard I-lildreth, Helen Simoneau, and Robert Iones. Miss l-lart was again asked to be our class advisor. Our fall picnic was held at Whitaker's "Camp to be". Next time you fellows decide to go boating be sure you have the oars. Miss Hart added another to her long list of accomplishments by proving to be a good cook. Another of our enjoyable outings was climbing Mount Monadnock. That was a beautiful painting you did, George. 135 CLASS OF NlNE'l'ljEN FORTY--lilGl-l'l' On December 5th with a "full house" staring at us we successlully staged the three act comedy "Ever Since Eve", starring Robert Iones as an ordinary high school student and editor ot the school paper. Nice Work, Bob. Other leading roles were played by an experienced cast including Ianet Streeter, Richard Hildreth, Mary Frazier, Henry Doody, Francis Kendall, Newell Whitaker, and Natalie Birt. Beverly Fontaine, William Stoddard, and Theresa Lawton scored hits in their debut as the gossipy kid sister, the digniiied high school principal, and the charming journalism teacher. Cn December l9 We held our annual Christmas Dance and again the Assembly Hall was beautifully arrayed with lighted Christmas trees, evergreen wreaths, and other holiday decorations. The music was furnished by Frankie's Swingsters. Our Senior Record Dances have been most successful. Thanks a lot, seventh and eighth graders. Since I am writing this in Ianuary, l can only prophesy that because of our splendid record our future activities, including the much publicized Class Trip, the play tournament, Murdock Night, and of course Commencement, will un- doubtedly be crowned with success. Zh MUHDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON MASS Class Will Every ycor just about this time lt's the custom lor Seniors in prose ur rhyrno With strictly serious intent 'Vo make out a lengthy docurncnt Known as a will, cmd perloctly leqrilg hi tact, as sound as thc- American errata, So, lady or gentleman, student or friend, Whoever you aro, will you please lend An ear to each important bequest Payable when we are laid to rest, And let not this line opportunity pass To hear the will of the Senior Class. To MR. IONES We give our promise to make Murdock and all of its faculty proud of us. To the SCHOOL COMMITTEE we leave our undying appreciation for their interest in us. To MR. STAPLES we leave an elevator that runs from the first floor to the third so that all future Senior Math Classes and he will not be exhausted when they reach their class-room. To MISS HART we leave our heartiest thanks for being such a good sport and advisor to all of us. To MR. CROWLEY we give a year of perfect attendance by all the pupils. This will save him a lot of work, such as making out 60 minute slips. To MISS CHILD we leave a bookkeeping class that can add without the aid of their fingers. To MISS MALONEY we leave our gratitude for making our supper such a success. A hearty thanks to you. To MR. PERRY we leave a soundproof assembly hall for his use only so that future Murdock Musicians will not disturb the entire building. To MR. PROPERZIO we leave a lunior homeroom which will be perfectly quiet for one whole year. To MR. MOTYKA we leave a class that is content only to set type, not throw it. To MISS FIELD we leave an English class that has a vocabulary equal to hers so she won't have to stop to explain the meaning of each word. To MR. CONNOLLY we leave a biology class that can read simple everyday English. To MRS. COTE We leave an English class that knows all the answers for a change. To MISS SHATTUCK we leave a U. S. History class that does its homework every night. 27 ASS OE NINETEEN FORTY-EIG To MRS. HOLM We leave our thanks lor her help in preparing our supper. To MR. RUSSELL we leave a gas mask so that he won't be overcome by the smells from the gases in the Chem Lab. To MISS CARBONE and MR. TORF we leave a stack of lunch tickets so that they may never go hungry. RAYMOND BARTLETT leaves his many ab- sences to all the Iuniors who have perfect attendance. DONALD BEZIO leaves his cute figure to Eddie Modestow. Better shrink, Eddie. IAMES BIRT leaves his knowledge oi women to Warren Beedle. Nothing to worry about now, Warren. NATALIE BIRT leaves her shy, silent disposition to Robert Brooks. LORRAINE BOUCHER leaves her love ol English grammar to Ioe Mizhir. BARBARA CHASE leaves her sewing ability to Elsie Till. Now, Elsie, you can make a shirt for that certain young man. ANGELINA CLOUTIER leaves her boisterous disposition to Caroline Brousseau. IAMES COTE leaves his Casanova tactics to Bill Bastille. Now you can get hep, Bill. ADELLA DABULIEWICZ leaves her shyness to Barbara Russell. PATRICIA DESMOND leaves her French class giggles to Marlene Diamond. IOAN DIAMOND leaves her knitting ability to Patty Hall. ELOISE DIVOLL leaves her excellent English grades to George Sheppard. HENRY DOODY leaves his knowledge of the woods to Mike Diamond. Make good use of it, Mike. BEVERLY FONTAINE leaves her baby-sitting job to Marjorie Stearns. lust to keep in practice, Marg. MARY FRAZIER leaves her numerous hairdos to Dolores Seymour. EDWARD GABRUK leaves his Iohn Hodiak smile to Philip Casavant. ANN GUILFOYLE leaves her calm disposition to Ann Leiebre. MARY GUY leaves her heart flutters to Phyllis McConnell. 28 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON MASS LOUISE HERR leaves her 4-H Club Medal to Arthur Bastille. RICHARD HILDRETH leaves his excellent man- ners and tactiulness to Donald Brow. ROBERT IONES leaves his ability to memorize formulas to Harold Daniels. Now you're on the right road, Dooney. FRANCIS KENDALL leaves his famous temper to anyone who wants it . LILA KLISKEY leaves a book of Bob Hope iokes to Phyllis Kendall. CHARLOTTE KOLODINSKI leaves her Enqlish class blush to Sally Cross. WILLIAM KOLODINSKI leaves his job as head candy salesman to Norman Arceci. GLORIA LAFORTUNE leaves her fickle disposi- tion to Martha Diamond. RUTH LAFORTUNE leaves her secret Vermont romance to loan Brow. PAULINE LAFRENIERE leaves her book on the "secret of keeping quiet" to Eddie Delaney. THERESA LAWTON leaves her little French tem- per to Virginia Hunt. IACQUELINE IVICDOUGALL leaves her directions for raising chickens to Leon Lepicier. LORRAINE MIZHIR leaves a round trip ticket to Fred Iohnson. EUGENE MULCAHY leaves a recipe book on forty ways to poison the customers to George Harmon. LINDO PIERMATTEI leaves that manly strength to Ronald Girouard. Boy, are you lucky, Butch. PHYLLIS PRIEST leaves her job at Heywood's to Claire Gingras. EDWARD RICHARDS leaves his knowledge of popular mechanics to Dick Arceci. VIVIAN RICHARDS leaves her book of patterns of the "new look" to Phyllis Aaronson. WILLIAM ROBICHAUD leaves his dancinq ability to Fred. St. Pierre. CHARLES ROBITAILLE leaves his Redtop Robot Plane to Esther Lawrence so that she may continue to commute. WILLIAM RUSCHIONI leaves his "I have but one heart troubles to P. U. Donahue. Boy, you're in for it now, lim." 29 ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIG WALTER RUTHERFORD leaves his Einstein Mind in the Lab for future Senior Math Classes. lt will certainly come in handy. GEORGE SAWYER leaves his love for public speaking to Frank Girouard. BERYL SCARRELL leaves her debating skill to Betty Catanese and Beverly Schoerner. GLORIA SIBLEY leaves her English accent to Robert Smith. Watch out, Bob, it's been known to backfire. RICHARD SIBLEY leaves a picture of himself in the halls of Murdock for future females of the school to swoon over. HELEN SIMONEAU leaves the distinction of being the only girl in Senior Math Class to any Iunior girl who has the courage to elect the course. MARGARET SMITH leaves her own shorthand book that nobody can read to the Winchendon Police Department to decipher. WILLIAM STODDARD leaves his fine 1930 Ford to the Smithsonian Institute. IANET STREETER leaves her terrific line to Roger Perreault. OLIVER TARDIFE leaves his collection of Cow- boy Ballads to Richard Helie. IEANNETTE THEROUX leaves her ability to pinch pennies to future S.A.S. bookkeepers. CHARLES UPTON leaves his fascinating vocab- ulary to Red Greenwood. We feel you can make good use of it, Red. Tl-IERESE VAINE leaves her ability to drive safely to Dick Catanese. DONALD WARMAN leaves his basketball reach to Norman Gamache. NEWELL WI-IITAKER leaves his passion for under-class women to Ernie Dionne. RU FRESHMAN SHOP WOULD-BE DRAFTSMEN STUDY f?J HALL ARRANGING TYPE INTRICATE MACHINERY IN THE PRINT SHOP THE PHESSES ROLL THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF HOME EC. HOME EC. STUDENTS HAVE BOOK WORK, TOO WERE SOME OF OUR BOYS CAMERA CONSCIOUS? THROW ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE SCHOOL IS OVER DITTO OUR MALE NIGHTINGALES EFFICIENT OFFICE HELP SCHOOL MUST BE OVER FOR THE DAY Class Prophecy RAYMOND BARTLETT is the manager of the Alaska Freezer Company. The shop now has better pay and fewer hours. DONALD BEZIO is the inventor of the unbreakable mirror, which is guaran- teed not to break when hit by a baseball. Don practices pitching and catching on his one man team. The First National hasn't yet found a way to get rid of IAMES BIRT. He manages the meat counter and hires only pretty women assistants. NATALIE BIRT is furthering her singing career. She appears nightly on Sib's corner accompanied by her quartet, The Winchendon Warblers. LORRAINE BOUCHER his simplified bookkeeping miraculously. She now teaches her method which requires no book, no pens, and no ink, only a canvas bag of change. BARBARA CHASE has her own dress shop. She sews for only the exclus- ive set. She has just finished a stunning coat for Feller, the Presidents dog. ANGELINA CLOUTIER is a second Betty Hutton. She is starring with DONALD WARMAN'S Wild Women, the most popular revue on Broadway. IAMES COTE is a wrestler who specializes in bouts with bears. He uses the one-arm hold exclusively. I-Ie has yet to come out second in a fight. ADELLA DABULIEWICZ is known as Peaches. She appears daily at the Old Howard. PATRICIA DESMOND specializes in child psychology. Her theory is if the kids don't mind, don't pamper them, choke them. This appears to be a very effective method. IOAN DIAMOND is now a model in New York. She is still campaigning against the "New Look". ELOISE DIVOLL has opened her own candy shop. You wouldn't recognize her for all the weight she has put on. HENRY DOODY is a forester in Yellowstone National Park, but don't con- fuse his acts with those of the Wolves. BEVERLY FONTAINE has put her energy to work. She now runs the route of the Pony Express from Winchendon to Ashby. MARY FRAZIER'S column has been syndicated from coast to coast. She has published an exclusive story in her column regarding the building of a new high school in Winchendon. Yes, one brick will be laid in l960. EDWARD GABRUK is head printer of The Winchendon Daily. He figures this is the only way he can get to throw type Without having to pay for it. ANN GUILFOYLE is seen walking down the street followed by several little "Clappers". VIVIAN RICHARDS is the female Winchell of the air. Her sponsor is none other than MARY GUY'S Golden Glitter Glint, which has revolutionized hair beauty for American women. LOUISE I-IERR has a chicken farm. Her eggs are so fresh they are still warm when we get them. We see RICHARD HILDRETH'S Iailers meeting WILLIAM RUSCHIONFS Lifers in a no-hit, no-run game. This game will take place at Winchendon's Reformatory. ROBERT IONES has taken over his father's job. He believes in a shorter school day, no books, and no teachers. FRANCIS KENDALL, the great chemist, has just invented a bubble gum that snaps with every bubble. 37 CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT LILA KLISKEY has her own band. She is the Spike lones of today. CHARLOTTE KOLODINSKI has made a non-fattening ice cream sundae. It has no ice cream, no sauce: all you get is the nuts. WILLIAM KOLODINSKI gives a course in penmanship. Try writing with the wrong end of the pen like Bill and see if anyone can read your writing. GLORIA LAFORTUNE has written a best seller. The title of her book is "Playing Second Fiddle to a Gas Station". RUTH LAFORTUNE has taken over Mr. Anthony's "I Have a Problem". Ruth can settle your greatest difficulties. PAULINE LAFRENIERE is the Mysterious Miss Hush of 1958. THERESA LAWTON is now Female Boxing Champion of 1958. She owes her success to her training in Room 5 while a student at Murdock. IACOUELINE MCDOUGALL is a governess. She believes in the old saying "Save the rod and spoil the child". LINDO PIERMATTEI is playing semi-pro football. He is one of the Fighting Irish. EUGENE MULCAHY is the head cook at The Hotel Astoria. He has practised forty ways to boil an egg. LORRAINE MIZHIR is the treasurer for her father's business. Her father can't understand how he is going bankrupt with business so good. EDWARD RICHARDS is Winchendon's electrician. His motto is "If I fix your light, it'll be a messy sight". WILLIAM ROBICHAUD is the inventor of Robichaud's Non-Fraternization Blinders to keep future Senior boys in English class from looking at girls study- ing in the back of the room. WALTER RUTI-IERFORD is head of the Rickety Rocket Company operating between Winchendon and Mars. This company is run by CHARLES UPTON who is President, Treasurer, Secretary, and General Mechanic. CHARLES ROBITAILLE is the inventor of radiant heat. He finally has made use of that bright head of his. GEORGE SAVVYER is giving art lessons in Tahiti. He draws and teaches only beautiful women. BERYL SCARRELL is a great mathematician. Now two and two equals five, thanks to Beryl. GLORIA SIBLEY has opened her own flower shop. Her motto is "Every hour on the hour, send your girl another flower". RICHARD SIBLEY is the inventor of the "curly comb". It curls your hair while you comb. Take a look at Dick's for proof. HELEN SIMONEAU is head nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital. She accepts only the opposite sex for patients. MARGARET SMITH runs an auto school. On her office door printed in big letters is this: "You pay the fifty cents, I'll make the dents". WILLIAM STODDARD operates Madman Stoddard's Used Car Lots. His motto is "l guarantee the car has wheels, even though it squeaks and squealsf' IANET STREETER, the only Winchendon Woman Senator, is sponsoring the bill-"Capital punishment for people who make fun of those who diet." OLIVER TARDIPF is general manager ot the Scollay Square Casino, the theater for sophisticated gentlemen. IEANNETTE THEROUX is the treasurer of the United States. She received her training and experience in her management of the S.A.S. THERESE VAINE runs a bus from Spring Village to town. She has had only two serious accidents and one minor one so far. NEWELL WHITAKER operates a sporting camp in Maine. Over the door is this sign-"My conscience still is very clear, I never yet have shot a deer." . 38 SENIOR PLAY CAST Top Row: Richard Sibley, Newell Whitaker, Natalie lziirt, Miss Hart, Theresa Lawton, Francis Kendall, Eugene Mulcahy. Bottom Row: Ianet Stmeter, Richard l-lildreth, Robert lanes, Henry Doody, Beverly Fontaine. The riotous comedy "Ever Since Eve" presented by the Senior Class on Friday night, December 5th, in the Town Hall, certainly succeeded in tickling everyones "tunnybone". The antics of fun loving, happy-go-lucky Spud Erwin, Henry Doodyg his talkative, gossipy sister Betsy, Beverly Fontcrineg Susan "I was only trying to help" Blake, Mary Frazier: and serious, studious minded Iohnny Clover, Bob lones, brought forth not only chuckles but genuine bursts of laughter time after time. Congratulations to the entire cast! lt was a noteworthy presentation. A vote oi thanks is also due Miss Hart, the coach, and the various corn- mittees who asssted in making the play a financial as Well as a dramatic success. 39 ASS OF NINETEEN FORT Class Song by RICHARD l'llLDRETl'l lTune: The Marine Hymn? From the halls ot Dear Old Murdock We must qo for the last time We will qo to seek our fortunes ln every land and clime. Makes no difference where we wand On the land, by sea, or air, We will always qive full credit to Dear Old Murdoclds name so fair. From our teachers we have learned Ol lair play for everyone. In a democratic nation That is how it should be done. As we travel on the road so new May we always play it square, And reflect the credit where it's due, Dear Old Murdock's name so fair. Now we say farewell to You. 40 er through the qarne 'Y-EIGHT MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS. Oration to the luniors SUCCESS STORY I am deeply sensible of the honor paid me by the Class of 1948 in choosing me to deliver the time-honored and hallowed "Oration to the Iunior Class". F or four long years I have studied at Murdock High School-yes, studied. I say, though I note among you a few who shake their heads dolefully and murmur, "Why pupils in high school never study these days." In spite of these pessimists I stand before you as a product of the great American educational system. I shall pause for a few seconds while you look me over ml- But don't be discouraged. Not everyone has had the superior advantages that I have enjoyed as a graduate of Murdock School. Lest you may think me boastful, I have reluctantly put aside my former plan of describing to you the educational process through which I have become what I am today. Instead, it is my pleasure to relate to you the experiences of one of Murdock's most distinguished alumni, Horatio T. McGillicuddy. It is unnecessary for me to remind you that Horatio T. McGillicuddy is probably the most successful man who ever graduated from this majestic structure fpointsl. Among my audience I see many of the younger generation who may not be as well acquainted with the history of this distinguished man. Let us go back to the year 1924, when a small, timcrous Freshman is seen tiptoeing into the office of the Principal, his registration card in his hand. ln accordance with a plan by which no Freshman was allowed to choose his course blindly, he stood by the Principal's desk and saw the fateful words recorded which made him, not a commercial, not an academic, not a general course pupil, but a combination of the three. Since the first rule of American education is to cram the brain of the young with as many facts as possible, little Horatio had a full schedule. In his first year he took English, algebra, history, science, manual arts, household arts, printing, and typewriting. In the following three years he also studied French, Spanish, German, general science, chemistry, physics, geometry, trig- onometry, short-hand, bookkeeping, Latin, zoology, geology, biology, sociology, and embroidery. He also found time for football, basketball, baseball, swim- ming, golf, ping-pong, chess, and track. Truly, Horatio T. McGillicudcly was well equipped to face the world. His father felt that Horatio might have one or two brain cells still un- occupied after his high school course and entered the boy in the celebrated Calvert University, where he was immediately voted by his classmates "the one most likely to become a man of distinction". His stay at Calvert was brief, for the faculty soon realized that he had already taken every course offered by the University. Accordingly, in 1929, the young man decided to make use of his vast quantity of knowledge and to start a career in the world of business. Since I am reviewing only the highlights of this great man's life, I shall briefly mention how he obtained his first position. Passing a small shop on a secluded street in Boston, he saw a sign "Printer Wanted". At last he would have a chance to use his knowledge of printing. His education was going to pay off. Entering the shop, he said to the proprietor, "Pardon me, sir, I trust I am 41 CLASS OF NINETEEN PORTY-EIGHT not being too presumptuous in bringing to your attention the obvious fact that l am desirous of becoming an employee of your illustrious organization." This sentence proved that he was a product of the Murdock English Department. The proprietor answered, "O. K., Bud," and conducted him downstairs where he saw a small printing press. At first it seemed odd that only one thing was printed, an endless succes- sion of engravings of President Washington, tastefully mounted on green paper with small threads running through it. Horatio's employer explained that there was an unusual demand for these photographs, each of which, oddly enough, was numbered Hone". Business was extremely brisk until one day the F.B.l. made a social call upon the establishment and the two inmates went away for a rest of several years. During the vacation period, Horatio made excellent use of his study of physics by proving to the scientists of the world the celebrated "Sing Sing theory", that even the smallest file can cut through the strongest bars. Growing a Monte Woolley beard, Horatio T. McGillicuddy rapidly left the East and traveled to Chicago, where he put into use another of his courses, advanced mathematics. ln no time at all he became a nationally known authority on the Stock Market. He proved that movements of stock can be easily determined by the equation "XZ -1- y2 -1- Z2 raised to the third power". Coupled with the fact that he was also a member of Congress, his stock market activities soon made him the 9th Wonder of the World, coming in close behind number 8, Mae West. Now he was ready for politics. ln a whirlwind campaign across the country, "McGillicuddy for President" flashed from movie screens, blazed from neon signs, and even was printed on the sides of Good Humor Wagons. You all remember the campaign of 1932, when our hero gave Franklin Roosevelt such a splendid battle. When the final ballots were counted Roosevelt had 46 states, Hoover had Maine and Vermont, while Horatio T. McGillicuddy had overwhelmingly carried Winchendon and Baldwinsville. Yes, every man and Woman in these mammoth industrial cities had voted for McGillicuddy. In the past 16 years little has been printed about Murdock's famous alumnus, but today he is living a life of peace and contentment, whiling away the hours translating the World Almanac into Greek, calculating the speed of the Winchendon bus by the Einstein Theory and occasionally renewing the days of his youth by printing bundles of these little green photographs of George Washington. And now, members of the lunior Class, may this little story be a source of inspiration to you as you begin your last year of study in Murdock High. I present to you this scrapbook history of Horatio T. McGillicuddy, student, scientist, and humanitarian. 42 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS. Class Gifts To you, NATALIE BIRT, we give this straight-jacket to keep you quiet. To you, LORRAINE BOUCHER, we give this book of jokes so that you may always have something to giggle at. To you, BARBARA CHASE, we give this bottle of peroxide just in case you get tired of being a brunette. To you, ANGELINA CLOUTIER, we give this suit of armor to use so you will be properly dressed when you go to White's Castle. To you, ADELLA DABULIEWICZ, we give this invisible eraser so that you may erase your boss's letters cmd he'll never know the differ- ence. To you, PATRICIA DESMOND, we give this red paint to match that blush of yours. To you, ELOISE DIVOLL, we give this French book so that you won't forget your on's and un's. To you, BEVERLY FONTAINE, we give this pair of skates and a sofa cushion in case you lean back- ward too often. To you, MARY FRAZIER, we give this contract to M. G. M. Studios so that you may be able to continue your career as class actress. To you, ANN GUILFOYLE, we give this Shillalah so that you may al- ways keep fighting for the Irish. To you, MARY GUY, we give this swing record so that you may als ways have something to dance by. To you, LOUISE I-IERR, we give this pair of handcuffs so that you and your pal, Adella, may never be separated. To you, LILA KLISKEY, we give this horn that you may blow to make your presence known. To you, CHARLOTTE KOLODINSKI, we give this bow to keep your little red curls tied. To you, GLORIA LAFORTUNE, We give this exclusive diamond. It may come in handy in the future. To you, RUTH LAFORTUNE, we give this giggle restorer in case you should ever lose that famous laugh. To you, PAULINE LAFRENIERE, we give this framed motto to remind you of the many days you didn't attend Murdock. To you, TI-IERESA LAWTON, We give this license issued by Cote. He now thinks you can drive well enough. To you, IACQUELINE MCDOUGALL, we give this 1948 jeep to save you from walking home so many times. To you, LORRAINE MIZI-IIR, we give this bottle ot oil so that your life may always run smoothly. To you, PI-IYLLIS PRIEST, we Give this valveless cornet so you won't have to worry about your Sharps and flats. To you, VIVIAN RICHARDS, We give this pair of scissors in case you ever want to cut that lovely black hair of yours. To you, BERYL SCARRELL, we give this complete file of bookkeeping papers to remind you of your tav- orite subject. To you, GLORIA SIBLEY, we give this strip of lunch tickets to remind you of the many hours you spent selling them to us. To you, HELEN SIMONEAU, we give this ticket to the opera. I-Iave a good time, Sim. To you, MARGARET SMITH, we give this spare tire so that you may keep your Chevy running. To you, IANET STREETER, we give this pair of boxing gloves to make it easier for you to handle those tough patients. CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT To you, IEANNETTE Tl-IEROUX, We give these money wrappers to re- mind you of the many hours you spent rolling pennies, dimes, and nickels. To you, Tl-IERESE VAINE, we give this box of Vigoro so that you will no longer be one of the smallest girls in the class of '48. To you, RAYMOND BARTLETT, we give this permit granting you per- mission to leave your work to take a rest whenever you don't feel "in the mood." To you, DONALD BEZIO, we give this rule to measure your height from year to year. To you, IAMES BIRT, we give a round-trip ticket to Gardner by air- plane so that you may never have to thumb again. To you, IAMES COTE, we give this egg-beater to start you on your cooking career. To you, HENRY DOODY, we give this curler so we may see what you would look like with curly hair. To you, EDWARD GABRUK, we give this very conservative necktie to wear so that all the young ladies will know you are also just a con- servative young man. To you, RICHARD HILDRETH, we give this box of miracle pills to make you short. To you, ROBERT IONES, we give this stop watch so that you will always come out even with the rest of the band. To you, FRANCIS KENDALL, we give this bottle of wave lotion so that your waves will always be in place. To you, WILLIAM KOLODINSKI, we give a set of excuses so that you may never run out of one when you are late. To you, EUGENE MULCAHY, we give this book of jokes to read whenever you run out of anything humorous to say. To you, LINDO PIERMATTEI, we give this pair of swimming trunks, once used by Iohnny Weismueller, which will aid you greatly when you become a famous long dis- tance swimmer. To you, EDWARD RICHARDS, we give this box of "Pep" to make you lively. To you, WILLIAM ROBICHAUD, we give this lovely doll so that you'll always have a dancing partner. To you, CHARLES ROBITAILLE, We give this bottle of Halo to keep that flaming red hair of yours just as fiery in your old age. To you, WILLIAM RUSCHIONI, we give this magnetic golf balll guar- anteed to get you that one and only "hole in one". To you, WALTER RUTHEREORD, we give this S25 bottle of peroxide to keep your hair blonde for years to come. To you, GEORGE SAWYER, we give this paint brush so that you may continue your line Work in art. To you, RICHARD SIBLEY, we give this game of Tiddly Winks with which to amuse yourself and also to keep you out of trouble. To you, WILLIAM STODDARD, we give this new 1948 automobile to replace that one of yours which is due for the Smithsonian Institute any minute now. To you, OLIVER TARDIFF, We give an automobile so you Won't have to depend on your friends. To you, CHARLES UPTON, we give this valuable instrument which will come in handy in your medical studies. To you, DONALD WARMAN, we give this magazine of pretty girls- maybe it will help you to forget you are a woman-hater. To you, NEWELL WHITAKER, We give this book on the Rules and Regulations for driving an auto- mobile. We hope you will find time to read it before Chief Hildreth gets on your trail. MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS Senior Little Oscars lanet Streeter Eloise Divoll Adella Dabuliewicz Beverly Fontaine lanet Streeter Helen Simoneau Beverly Fontaine Theresa Lawton Natalie Birt Therese Vaine lanet Streeter Helen Simoneau Beverly Fontaine Lila Kliskey Jacqueline McDougall Therese Vaine Beverly Fontaine Helen Sirnoneau Most Pooular Best Looking Man Hater Woman Hater N oisiest Best Actress Best Actor Most Studious Best Dancer Best Natured Most Musical Best Mannered Most Dependable Class Dictionaries Best Athlete Most Bashtul Most Dignified Permiest William Ruschioni William Stoddard Richard Hildreth Walter Rutherford Iarnes Birt Robert lones Charles Upton Eugene Mulcahy William Robichaud Newell Whitaker Richard Hildreth George Sawyer Charles Upton Henry Doody Donald Warman Richard Hildreth larnes Birt Most Likely to Succeed George Sawyer 45 CLASS DAY mmm.: q--1-'sr fffa 5, .' 5 nf'-L. f'?xx I , N f VI., NY f-f w A X XX, X ix I 'T 65 1 " " l 0 A ' 5 ,Q K ' izo xf X K Z . 'Q' wx ,I 6 46? x f, ,, 1 " FN ' , f bt! -x di , V 4 . W . A? A- I . , V , - . I -V , . , ,- r 5 1 .-M-4 I, I , . .W 4 1, , , r, , ' ' - af. 1 1 ,--- 4 .- , 1 . 4 A : I , - fr' 1 MF I - - 1 - f f 'N f j fx HW will .Y 'HJ U, 547 :Q ' K 'Af f- H ' ' v ' 1, A f M X a . ff .1 : i I 1 1 'H' A X ',f', ' 1 2 J?if m ' wwf X 5 "N" c I was T I ' ' I ff M 5. I 1 Li J , Q KI, ,,,.57?, X 4 an " , 4 fff u ,J V 9 I A .X I gi: f'1 K 3 jug: I 1 , 4 A N '77 ,fu Q , x , ' f Ylfgjx S , fp cu' 7 W it Hi X 1 f x if WL f U VW I REMV 'iii Y I N51 L C 4 ,, C1 fn '-4 mi 1 . I ' 5, E 'V :V N S, , if 1 MURMURS STAFF Tap Row: Alison Finch, lanet Slreeter, Phyllis Kendall, Robert lanes, Theresa Lawton, Betty Catanese, Beverly Schoerner. Second Row: Miss Field, Lorraine Lashua, Lorraine Mizhir, Richard C-cxlanese, Sally Cross, Therese Vaine, Adella Dabuliewicz, Beverly Fontaine. Bottom Row: Harriet Damon, Ioan Diamond, Richard Arceci, Georqe Sawyer, Harold Daniels, Gloria Sibley, Natalie Birl. li you have ever noticed a Sophomore, a lunior, or a Senior eaqerly bent over pencil and paper, asking, "What can We put in the 'Murmurs' ihis time?' Undoubtedly he or she is a member of this qroup, the Murdock "Murmurs" Staii. The "IVIurmurs" Staff meets every Wednesday during the Club Period to write and to consider material for the "Murmurs" which is published every December and April. The Siari, with the help and advice oi Miss Field, faculty adviser, has this year produced a magazine of which they may be proud. 48 MURDOCK SCHOOL BAND The Murdock School Band includes in its membership nearly ten percent of the student body of the school. Every student is offered the opportunity to study some instrument to become eligible for band membership. The band takes part in all assemblies during the school year and plays regularly in the Memorial Day and Armistice Day parades. Besides this, it gives concerts during the year to raise funds for band equipment, uniforms, and trips to festivals. Last year, attendance at the Massachusetts Festival and the New England Festival resulted in first division ratings being received by the band. The members of the band are: Elizabeth Russell, Carolyn Merrill, Robert lanes, Lila Kliskey, Robert Brooks, Harold Daniels, Barbara Russell, Richard Perkins, Doris LaPlante, Ronald Rogstad, Burton Gould, Stevens Skelton, Elsie Till, Lonnie Godfrey Dolores Morrisseau, Richard Hildreth, David Goyette, Richard Laljortune, Roland Theroux, Ronald Goyette, Paul Pinault, Maurice Patria, Phyllis Priest, Esther Lawrence, Patricia Bateman, Walter Davidson, Beverly Ballester, Carol McNamara, Martin Raymond, Nancy Tappin, Merton Wood, Richard Fales, Newell Whitaker, Ioan Lillie, Thomas Cote, Henry Doody, Thomas Brousseau, Robert Courtemanche, Roger Perreault, Robert LaFortune, Anna Modestow, Beverly Fontaine, Eugene Mulcahy. 49 SAS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Standing-lanet Streeter, Directory Richard Hildreth, President, Betty Catanese, Director. Seated-leannette Theroux, Treasurerg Harriet Damon, Secretary. SAS WRITE-UP The Student Activities Society, better known as the SAS, is the most com- prehensive organization in Murdock School. Its ofiicers are chosen from the junior and senior classes and its directors from all four classes. lt is the purpose of this organization "to promote the general Welfare oi the school by directing the extra curricular activities of its members." This year the SAS has sponsored two dances: a Membership Dance, and a Football Dance. Murdock Night to be held in May is also under the direc- tion of this organization. Every member of the school, grades 7-12, is eligible for membership. Let's remember this next September and make it IUULZJ. 50 JUNIOR CLASS The job of piloting our class through the crucial junior year has been entrusted to tour students who are active in various organizations. Obviously we were Well satisfied with our president in our sophomore year because Dick Arceci again is our class leader. Whenever we hold a dance or picnic, Dick is a dynamo ot energy. He's always Willing to help. He is also an active member of the football and the baseball teams. Whenever we need a dependable worker We know we can call on our vice-president, Bill Bastille. His cheerful personality and willingness to help at all times have won him many friends. Our secretary, Lorraine Lashua, divides her interests between the Iunior Class and the Murdock Murmurs on which she serves as the efficient Exchange Editor. Roland Theroux, our very capable treasurer, has been one of Mr. Perry's faithful band members for the past seven years. Football also serves to fill his days with activity. He and Miss Maloney have developed a wonderful scheme oi qettinq dues from the class painlessly l?D. 51 SOPHOMOBE CLASS Our class president, Arthur Bastille, probably better known to most of us as our rnilkman, has done willingly many chores to help the Sophomore Class on the road to success. Anthony Maliska, "Tony" to us, is our vice-president. He is also the ace Water boy at our football games. Tony is already ready to aid his fellowmen in all their hardships even though he may have some of his own. A hearty thanks from the Sophomore Class goes to Beverly Schoerner, our treasurer. "Bev" has had a very hard struggle trying to get us to pay our dues, but she has done a fine job of it. Betty Catanese is our secretary this year. She is always ready to give her assistance and tries not to leave anything undone. We Wish to thank Mr. Russell, our class advisor, who has done a splendid job in helping us jump the first hurdle on our road to tame. We also wish to thank the committee that made our Sophomore Hop so successful. 52 I-'RESHMAN CLASS We, the Class ot 1951, entered Murdock High School in September 1947, not quite aware what it meant to be the humble Freshmen of the school. After several long weeks of waiting until the Sophomores had had their class meet- ing, we finally were told that the time had come tor us to organize. We elected the following officers: President, Elizabeth Russell: Vice- President, Betty Gouslinp Secretary, Ann Letebreg Treasurer, Kent Davini. Then came the problem! We started our search for a class advisor. We were overjoyed when Mr. Galbraith agreed to guide us, but our joy was short lived, because Mr. Galbraith resigned during Christmas vacation to accept a position in Greenfield. We really dicln't know what to dot Our capable president called a class meeting, however, and we voted to ask Mr. Connolly, Mr. Galbraith's successor, to take over just one more of his predecessors jobs. He agreed to help us out of our dilemma, and so we were once more a fully organized class. We are sure that we astonished the entire school when members of our class excelled in sports and other activities: but they did, and we proudly acknowledge the tact. With a year's experience under our belts we are sure that as Sophomores the Class of '51 will really go places. 53 Top Row: Philip Casavant, Ernest Dionne, Leon Lepicier Warren Beedlc. Allen Murray Roland lheroux Second Row: Ronald Girouurd, Donald Burke, Richard Perklns Kenneth Momau William Boedlc, Iames Donahue, Richard Phillips. Third Row: Coach Warren Bentley, Anthony Maliska, Michael D1arnond Richard A1r'c.c1 Richard Cctonese, Richard Padeni. Edward Delaney Bottom Row: Richard Sibley, Lindo Piermattei, Francis Kendall Captain Henry Doody William Kolodinski, Eugene Mulcahy, Newell Whitaker FOOTBALL The football team started slowly but showed steady improvement wrth each game. Following is the 1947 schedule: At home Deerfield Holden Ware Away Athol, Auburn, Orange. Veterans returning make the future look promising II V4 Top Row: Coach Warren Bentley, Anthony Maliska, Richard Arceci, George Sawyer, Leon Lepicier, Allen Murray. Roland Theroux. Bottom How: Ernest Dionne, Richard Hildreth, Henry Doody, Richard Catanese, Iames Donahue. BASEBALL The 1947 baseball schedule was made up of the following games arranged on a home and home basis: Fitchburg, Templeton, Ashby, Barre, East Ialtrey, Grange and the Alumni. The baseball team enjoyed a successful season winning nine games and losing four. Most of the squad will be returning this year so We are anticipat- ing another "winning" season. 55 4 , w WARREN N. BENTLEY Warren N. Bentley, a graduate oi Springfield College, has been director of physical education in the Winchendon schools since September 1945. ln addition to his duties as coach oi varsity football, varsity baseball, and intra-mural basketball, he also conducts classes in physical education for all pupils in grades 1-8 and ior the boys in grades 9-12. Mr. Bentley has accomplished a great deal for the youth of Winchendon in spite of many difficul- ties that had to be surmounted. We, the Class of 1948, extend to him our heartiest thanks. 57 REMEMBER THIS - vqaufggwg an 1 My fmqgwf MM? ,,, M www HW'-KMA Ci-My MW, Xtgiiwgo-vf.,f N' ,g5 ,Cl0SS 0f19-va? 0 J gyda 45 ' - ' Qypjfir mmm ! Q! W ' 1 - 'A ,..l V ' I I ' W GMM W M' ww ' '7 7 , -j -..L 3 ff of :XE x" C4 'f f, h v ' 1 -Zi? I - A 7 r 4 I 'Jai la-L, ,l- ' '-.-1 2.5 l gg .2a51:2?2 -. ' " "' 5 4 , , if Eau. LFE: ' ' if " wiser: -5. X. 9213: A "'-9 9 """!' .,:'.i'i wr- - - . 55:53 5, A 14-95. XX ' 9 l UT hs Eliza l 'S Gwffg F M W W MAWQ My Wm 6j,,.53ZgWxWwwJyi QZLWW W2 W Q H 5' 'ff' Qlwqfwkfrbf ASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT IN THE LONG RUN you and your friends will prize the portrait that looks like you - your truest self, free from stage effects and little conceits. It is in this "long run" photography that PURDY success has been won. Portraiture by the camera that one cannot laugh at or cry over in later years. For present pleasure and future pride protect your photographic self by having PURDY make the portraits. PLEASING PORTRAITS PROMPT SERVICE RIGHT PRICES 160 Tremont Street Boston PURDY OFFICIAL PI-IOTOGRAPHER MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1948 Special Discount Rates to All Students of M. H. S. MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS Compliments of BAXTER Manufacturers of QUALITY WOOD-WORKING Since 1837 D. WHITNEY 6 SON. INC. 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MURDOCK HIGH SCHOO-L, WINCHENDON, MASS. Compliments of MORLOCK MOTOR SALES Compliments of TESSIER AND GRAVES GREENHOUSES Flowers for all occasions We Specialize in Fine Corsaqes 45 Grove Street Winchendon Compliments of LEO M. MARTIN GENERAL coNTRAcToE Builclinq Moving Brick and Stone Masonry Plastering ll Beech Street Telephone 76-I IIM SULLIVAN SAYS: "Senior men, when you're out with that extra special date, stop in for a tank full of ESSO EXTRA SPECIAL GAS". Compliments of MILO E. RICH GENERAL TRUCKING 388 Maple Street Telephone 543 Welcome to VAINE'S FILLING STATION Winchenclon Springs MGSSCICIU-1S6'US CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Compliments ot LEO MURRAY ESSO RANGE AND FUEL OIL - OIL BURNERS Hard, Soft, and Kincllinq Wood - General Trucking 439 Central Street Telephone 380 Compliments of LAFORTUNE IENNY SERVICE Compliments of THE FALLS COMPANY Compliments of GEORGE'S SERVICE COMPLETE POWER OIL BURNER Sales Engineering Installation Maintenance G. R. Toothaker 70 West Street Telephone,375 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCI-IENDON, MASS. Compliments of LEMAY FURNITURE CORP. O 78 Front Street Telephone 184 Compliments of NEW ENGLAND WOODEN WARE CORPORATION Manufacturers of PAILS e- TUBS - KITS --- KANAKINS - BAILWOODS Winchendon Massachusetts Compliments of DOTTIE'S BEAUTY PARLOR 110 FRONT STREET WINCHENDON Compliments of E. I. DAIGLE IEWELER Front Street Telephone 330 CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Compliments of WINCHESTER TAILORS Manufacturers of Coats and Suits for Women and Misses 27 FRONT STREET WINCHENDON Compliments of TOY TOWN TAILLEURS CUSTOM TAILORS 86 Front Street Telephone 29 Compliments of SLAVIN'S STORE Meet at Our Modern Soda Fountain Compliments of H. GILMORE AND CO. HARDWARE WALLPAPER PAINT Quality footwear for all the Family Telephone 564-M Winchendon Compliments of R. S. IAMES Taxi Service and Garage Compliments of TIM HORRIGAN Compliments of DESCHENE'S SHOE STORE Compliments of TOY TOWN CLEANERS MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS Compliments of I. I. O'DONNELL Compliments of LECLAIR'S SOCONY SERVICE Recapptnq Tires Battery Service ROAD SERVICE 95 Front Street Telephone 343 Compliments of MORRISSEAU'S FURNITURE CORPORATION 96 FRONT STREET TELEPHONE 650 Compliments of THE WINCHENDON COURIER "Your Home Town Newspaper for 70 Years" Compliments of WINCHENDON CO-OPERATIVE BANK 77 Central Street Winchendon OWN YOUR HOME ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION C.P.A. PREPARATION Secretarial Science N. E. INSTITUTE 6: N. E. SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING 95 Lincoln Street Worcester 5, Mass. Cataloq on Request Compliments of TENTA'S SPA ROSE AND ART Compliments of W. E. AUBUCHON HARDWARE PAINTS WALLPAPER PLUMBING 188 Central Street Winchenclon CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Compliments ot SIBLEY'S A. A. STORE Compliments of CLOVER FARM STORE 15 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 520 Compliments of DODGE PLYMOUTH NEWTON BROTHERS 202 School Street Telephone 400 Compliments of IOSEPH LAWTON Compliments of CHARLES E. WEEKS Compliments of LEE'S CITY SERVICE PORTABLE WELDING ALL TYPES OF AUTO REPAIRS 306 School Street Telephone 121 MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS Compliments of THE MAPLE LEAF GRILL MAPLE STREET WINCHENDON Compliments of TROTTIER'S MARKET 73 MAPLE STREET TELEPHONE 415 Compliments of C. A. MERRILL INSURANCE CO. Compliments of IEFFER'S MARKET SERVICE AND SELF-SERVICE Telephone 57 or 363 Central Street Compliments of M. E. BERNARD WOMEN'S APPAREL 33 Central Street Winchendon Compliments of LOUIS N. ABARE Compliments of TOY TOWN TOYCRAFTERS Compliments of TOY TOWN BEVERAGES Clarence Mills, Prop. Telephone 398 CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Congratulations to the Graduating Class WARREN R. TAPPIN COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE 133 Grove Street Winchendon Compliments of DURGIN'S PHARMACY Compliments of UNITED CO-OPERATIVE STORE Compliments of BECKWITH RADIO SALES AND A. D. WILLIAMS. IEWELER 196 Central Street ' Telephone 471 Compliments of THE CAPITOL THEATER Winchendon SEE YOU AT SIBS "The After School Meeting Place" Compliments of ZADOC M. BEAUVAIS COMPANY Quality Merchandise tor the Home Appliances, Furniture, Gifts, Wallpaper, Paint 272 Central Street Telephone 193-W Compliments of THE CORNER STORE loe Bob Harvey Navio MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS Compliments ot THE BEEF SHOP Sib Iohn Dave Milt Compliments of IOSEPH'S FRUIT STORE Compliments of H. W. ABBOTT C. H. ABBOTT OPTOMETRISTS 98 Central Street Winchendon Compliments of LORETTA'S FASHION SHOPPE Compliments of THE PASTRY SHOP 60 Central Street Telephone 757 Compliments of FREDERICK F. DAVIS Real Estate and Insurance Compliments ot TOY TOWN AUTO BODY G WELDING CORP. "If We can't fix it, forget it" 1-3 Beech Street ' Winchendon Compliments of WINCHENDON FURNITURE COMPANY AWincl'1endon Massachusetts CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT BUILD AND REPAIR IN '48 For Plans and Home Remodelinq Ideas See Your Local Lumber Dea F. S. CHENEY LUMBER COMPANY Telephone -- 51 Compliments of BROWN PACKAGE COMPANY Winchendon Massachusett Compliments of GOODSPEED MACHINE COMPANY Winchendon Massachusett Compliments of GEORGE MIZHIR AND SONS Coal and Heating Oil 54 School Street Telephone 9 Compliments of THE WARMAN PRESS Compliments of I. H. DAVENPORT 6: SONS Winchenclon Telephone 53 Compliments of ' HENRY ROUGIER 215 Lincoln Avenue Winchen Compliments oi - DONATI'S AUTO REPAIR SERVICE "If your car needs repairs, see us" l 10 Spring Street Telephone MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON. MASS Compliments of IOHNSON'S SHOE REPAIR SHOP Compliments ot THE LAWRENCE COMPANY MUSIC AND BOOKS 207 Central Street Winchendon Compliments of THE WINCHENDON FLOWER SHOP Compliments of SAID HILOW'S SHOE REPAIR SHOP Compliments of THE HORSESHOE GRILL "The Place to Meet Your Friends" Compliments of THOMPSON'S COAL AND GRAIN COMPANY Coal, Grain, and Mason's Supplies Compliments of DEPOT SERVICE STATION Atlantic Products Auto Repairing 245 Central Street Telephone 641 Compliments ot MONROE'S SUNOCO STATION "Your Driving Pleasure Is Our Aim" CLASS OF NINETEEN FORTY-EIGHT Compliments oi CUSHING MOTOR SALES. INC. Authorized Ford Sales cmd Service 297 Centrotl Street Winchend Compliments of DR. LINCOLN MAGEE Compliments of DR. ALTON B. SKELTON l Compliments of DR. P. I. SAVAGE Compliments of MR. AND MRS. LAZARUS A. AARONSON Compliments of KARL F. HOLT Compliments of THE ALICE - IEAN SHOP 58 Centrol Street Compliments of THE A 6 P STORE R. Aveni, Mcmoqer ! i 1 .E ' f : i 4 P w l + 1 1 l

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