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appeared in their new ' class jackets now so familiar on the campus. The selection of the Queen of the Hop following a grand march of all the couples was an innova¬ tion in Worcester Tech dances. Second term class officers were Shlora, Dunklee, Johanson, and Blaisdell. The fall sports season of the Junior year was the most successful ever experienced by Tech’s athletic teams. Members of the Class of ’40 had no small part in the undefeated seasons of the football and soc¬ cer teams. Forkey, Fritch, Lambert, Hotchkiss, Gustafson, Peters, and Hayes were gridiron standouts, and Fraser, von Bremen, Blaisdell, Brand, and Goldsmith booted the soccer ball with gusto. Class officers for the entire Junior year w r ere Dunklee, Fraser, Higgs, Newton, and Graham. Following close upon the marvelous feats of the football and soccer teams came the basketball season which was also high¬ ly successful. Shlora and Forkey formed the most consistent pair of guards that the school has seen in many a decade. The same winter saw Tech’s return to promi¬ nence in the swimming realm with Rid¬ dick, Love, Platukis, and Kuniholm doing prominent work. The big event of the college social year is always Junior Weekend and 1939 was no exception. In spite of misunderstand¬ ings about the band, the committee headed by Ed Hafey provided a dance that will long be remembered by all who attended. The Masque presented its annual produc¬ tion on the following evening followed by the always popular Round Robin dance at the fraternities. Our Junior Week thus compared favorably with those held by other classes. The spring athletic teams, baseball, track, tennis, and golf, also derived ample support from the men of ’40. While it cannot be said that these teams accom¬ plished the same results as did the other sports already mentioned, nevertheless, they upheld the honor of the school creditably. Toward the end of the Junior year those men who are to be the leaders on the campus during the Senior year are chosen. Accordingly, Dunklee was elected presi¬ dent of the Tech Council, Forkey w r as elected president of the Athletic Associa¬ tion, Shlora, Blaisdell, Forkey, Fritch, Lambert, Fraser, Hotchkiss, Gustafson, and Peters were tapped for Skull, and Fritch, Brand, Dunklee, Coleman, Shlora, and A hard day at the orifice PEDDLER
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Senior Electric s Splash Party in the Goat’s Head competition by the narrow margin of one point. After the welcome rest of the summer we returned in September only to find the campus cluttered up with a rowdy gang of infants known as the Class of 1941. We proceeded, of course, to teach the up¬ starts proper respect for their betters. In spite of our admitted superiority on the campus the spirited Frosh managed to down us in the Paddle Rush, track meet, and Rope Pull. Class of ’40 men conti¬ nued to be outstanding in varsity athletics, however, with Lambert, Fritch, and Bodreau adding their names to the list of football stalwarts. Our numerous regu¬ lars on the football and soccer squads brought wins in these two sports over the determined Freshmen. The coming of the basketball season found Forkey and Shlora contributing to the success of that team, while Love, Crandall, Platukis, Johanson, and Maggiola were consistent point-win¬ ners for the swimming team. Our class basketball team walked off with top hon¬ ors, defeating not only the Freshmen but also the Seniors, who had previously downed the Juniors. The annual contest for the Canival Cup was won by the Class of ’40, with Alex Patterson writing and directing the prize¬ winning skit presented at the Tech Carni¬ val in competition with the Freshmen. Class officers for the first term of the Sophomore year were Crosby, Shlora, Shaw, and Dunklee. Outstanding social event from the point of view of the second year men was the highly successful Soph Hop, held at the Worcester Country Club on May 27. At the Hop members of the Sophomore Class [ 36 ] W . P . I
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Goldsmith were elected to Tau Beta Pi. The officers of the class for our final year at the Institute were Forkey, Shlora, Dunklee, Fraser, and Brand. Once more the athletic program was a distinct suc¬ cess. The names of Shlora, Forkey, Fritch, Gustafson, Lambert, Riddick, and Fraser were even more indelibly written into the lists of Tech s athletic heroes. The student engineering societies were unusu¬ ally active with the ASME and the ASCE holding conventions on the campus. The men of ’40 were by now the leaders in all the activities on the campus and un¬ der their guidance each organization en¬ joyed a successful year. One of the highlights of the year was the inauguration of Wat Tyler Cluverius as seventh president of the Institute. In this short time we have come to know President Cluverius as a man of boundless energy, intelligence, understanding, and good fellowship. Already, he has endeared himself to the undergraduates and won the respect of the alumni. The last few weeks of the term have naturally been occupied with interest in commencement activities. President For¬ key and General Commencement Chairman Dunklee, in conjunction with their various committees have worked hard to make these activities memorable. The Senior Banquet, the Baccalaureate Service, the Senior Prom, Class Day, and Commence¬ ment—these are never - to - be - forgotten events in our college life. And so the story of the undergraduate days of the Class of 1940 comes to a close. But this has not been the complete history of the class. Rather it is only a prologue pointing out hazily the possibilities of the real story that is yet to be written. “Take a Reading! ' ' [ 38 ] j 5 w . p . i I
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