Murdock High School - Tower Yearbook (Winchendon, MA)

 - Class of 1954

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CLASS OF NINETEEN FIFTY FOUR O' h 42, r -1 v-. '. ,l 1 5 THE CAST Front: R. Ladeau, J. Price. T. Maliska, G. Warman, B. Boutcllc Back: C. Russell, M. Webb, J. Tern, P. French, J. Woodward, j. johnson .ag . if N-.- . A 4 ' sl S v- Ur I 4

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MURDOCK HIGH SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS. Dick: 'I'hat's enough! I don't want to see any more. Look down there on the docks. Isn't that the Bowler Ship Yards? They're just launching the new S. S. Murdock, the fastest ship ever built. lt sure makes me homesick to see that name. Mfell, l've had enough of New York. Let's go to grand and glorious Iafinchendon. I bet it hasn't changed a bit. Doris: It's sure going to be fun looking in on the old town. There it is. Isn't it beautiful? Dick: A new school has finally been built. I wonder if any of our old classmates are still around there. Let's take a closer look. I see Elizabeth Ladeau has taken over the Ilousehold Arts Course and Robert Mitchell is now the janitor. Doris: That must be the S. 15. C. class over there, with the teacher daydreaming. lt's no surprise, though. Look who the teacher is: james Raymond. Somebody ought to throw a firecracker and wake him up. Dick: Let's leave the high school and look around town. There's Helen Merrill playing hop scotch with her kindergarten class. Boy, look at that car go! I wonder who's being chased by the cops. Wliy, it's Gloria Warman with the chief of police, Iohn joyce, chasing her. She always loved to be chased by cops. Doris: So they Hnally finished the community building. It sure is beautiful, even though it took them so long. Look! There's the director, Charles Russell, with his class in reducing. Among them are Annette Cardin, Louis Bartlett and Norma Smith. The name of the course is "How to Iflatten the Flabby." Dick: I wonder what that crowd down there is for? Oh, I see, there's a sale at Tenney's Doughnut Shop, owned and operated by Nancy Tenney. I heard she specializes in two-hole douglmuts. Doris: Isn't that john Tero driving the town garbage truck? He always said he would end up with that kind of a job? And there's the Berard Animal Hos- pital. I heard she received her cap when she treated a canary for a fractured skull. Dick: Let's take a look in Sibs and see if any of the old crowd are still there. Well, l'll be darned! Arline Maliska, Pam Lefebre, and Carol Tilton! Gosh, look at them! They're covered with cobwebs. I bet they've been there in that same spot for years. They never were too ambitious. Doris: Isn't that Jeannette Tourigney pushing a baby carriage? The last I'd heard was that she married Liberace. Let's take one last look around town before we call it a clay. Well, for heaven's sake, there's jane Bailey looking over the graves at the cemetery. I hope she doesn't fall in. They'll think she belongs there. Isn't that joseph Davini painting signs on fire hydrants? They say "For Fire Only." Hmmm, he never was very fond of dogs. Dick: IfVell, Doris, we've just about covered the United States and I can think ol' only eight of our old classmates that we haven't seen. Doris: Yea, one of them is Carol Higgins. I wonder what she's doing for excite- ment. Dick: The last I heard was that she was training horses at Sarasota Race Tracks. Someone told me that Janice Drury was singing for the Metropolitan Opera. I always knew she would do something with that voice. W'hat ever became of Patricia Dumont? Doris: I read not too long ago that she and Gloria Goodwin were making records. Their latest hit is: "We're INorking on a Plan, to Try and Catch a Man." Dick: From what I've been told, Beverly johnson is now running the Home for Aged Men in Fitchburg. Boy, she's determined to get one, isn't she? Doris: I-Iow about Mary Hunt? Isn't she a barker at Coney Island for Za Za, the jungle girl, known to us as .Iudith Pierce? Dick: There's only one more person that we haven't seen and that's Nancy Smith. I wonder what she's doing for excitement? Doris: VVell, her mother was telling me not too long ago that she has gone into the undertaking business with a fellow named Richardson in Leominster. Dick: I guess that just about finished our jaunt for today, but we had better retire, for we have a big day ahead of us t0mOI'1'OW. I bet our friends will never believe that we have been watching them from the moon. Oh, well, we've got to get some rest. Good night, Doris. Doris: Good night, Dick. By DORIS NIC!-XLLISTER and RICHARD LADEAU 35

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MURDOCK HIGH Where is the party! SENIOR PLAY 'Come Out of Your Coma By JAY Tonms e senior production of "Come Out of Your ma," given at the Town Hall, December 3, 3, at eight o'clock, was a hilarious success. e play was about the crazy antics of a college shman, Billy Cartwright and his friend Buz adford, both of whom resided at Mrs. Peck's rding house. By making his aunt and uncle ieve his rheumatism was unbearable Billy ob- ned money from them, but when both relatives ided to visit their poor sick nephew the play k on a hilarious turn. Billy, along with some his friends, tried to put on an act to make his atives really believe he was on his death bed t their plans blew up when Mrs. Peck and her sband showed up and spoiled the well made ns. The play ended with Billy being forgiven d most every member of the cast discovering a w romance. ch credit is due to the members of our class t were in the cast and also prompters and stage nds. We would like to extend a special men- n of thanks to Mr. McClure for his successful ection of our play. the Tournament Play Contest our class was ain successful and walked off with first prize E the production of "The Red Key." John ro, Patricia French and Ioanne Murray were e cast that brought these laurels to the Class '54-. Mr. Russell directed this prize winning fort and we extend our sincere thanks to him r his tireless energy spent in our behalf. Aa ' ai' SCHOOL, WINCHENDON, MASS. fv v ,M Tn-.. lVow! lVhat a kickf ' with X X M.. The cure is worse than the disease. get B i Two hogs rolling in mud.

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