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CLASS OF 1937
NORWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
NORWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Nowosd, UA CS^§2
CLASS OF 1937
YEAR BOOK STAFF
Joseph Pazniokas Mildred Adametz
Anne Shirley Orent Max Lechter
At the beginning of this Year Book, the Senior Class wishes to thank all
those who have worked for, contributed to, or shown interest in the success
of this publication.
Its purpose is not to complete and to close that part of our lives we have
spent as students in the Norwood Senior High School, but rather to prolong
it. When, in the future, we turn its pages we shall relive the hours of pleasure
we experienced, the lasting friendships we made, the toil, the care, the laughter
and the tears which were ours, and especially that day when the most pre-
cious of possessions, our High School diploma, was placed in our hands.
To you, our Principal, Mr. Leighton Thompson, we dedicate this book.
Your advice and help in its preparation will long be appreciated by us. From
your introductory speech last September, steadily through the year, you have
won a place in our school and in our hearts. We have recognized your remark-
able qualities of kindness, authority, will-power, and unfailing interest. Your
sympathetic understanding in helping us in whatever we attempted and in
guiding us along the better paths will be even more appreciated as we go on
through life. The changes and developments you have made and are making
in our school are working to the advantage of all its students. In leaving your
guidance the Class of 1937 has feelings of both regret and happiness: regret
that it has been our privilege to be under your leadership for only one year,
happiness that we are your first graduating class from Norwood Senior High
CHARLES A. HAYDEN
RUTH M. GOW
Dean of Girls
JAMES H. BUTLER
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
YEAR BOOK STAFF 1
The Way of a Maid with a Man 8
The War Crisis in the World Today 9
Nature's Lure — Poem 11
The Power of the Press 12
Graduation — Poem 14
War Crises in Europe Today 15
The Woods in Spring — Poem 18
Reflections on the Life of My Cat 19
A Memory 20
Highlights in Girls' Sports 21
Boys' Sports 23
QUEST CLUB 27
SENIOR PLAY 31
DEBATING SOCIETY 33
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY 34
SCHOOL NEWS 35
This Year's Crop of Assemblies 35
Senior Class Notes 36
Junior Class Notes 36
Sophomore Class Notes 37
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Class Prospectus 40
Senior Statistics 49
Gifts for Girls 50
Gifts for Boys 53
Quotations for Girls 55
Quotations for Boys 58
Class History 62
Commencement Honors 63
Class Officers 65
Class Will 66
Class Day Oration 69
Class Prophecy 71
THE WAY OF A MAID WITH A MAN
"Game! Your serve, Bill."
It was a hot breathless day in June
as Bill Edmonds and Jim Blair played
tennis in the shady high school court.
Since they had met for the first time
a week before, the boys spent a part
of every day together. Bill, the son of
a local merchant, had lived all of his
life in the small town, while Jim had
just moved there. Bill was active and
vivacious, interested mainly in sports,
while Jim was more quiet and studious.
However, they had a common interest
— tennis. Today they were ending their
"Well, let's quit now, Jim. We each
have a set," said Bill, throwing down
his racket and wiping his moist fore-
"O. K., Bill," said Jim and, walking
to the net, let it slide to the ground.
The boys lay side by side on the cool
grass under a huge tree and rested
quietly for a moment.
"Jim," started Bill, and paused.
"Jim, have you got a girl?"
"Sure, I know a nice girl. She's just
my type. I've taken her to the movies
several times. What you want to know
"Oh, I don't know. I have a girl,
too. She's swell! Loves to swim, and
play tennis, and ride bicycles, and hike.
Everything I like to do! She's pretty,
too! You know, dancing eyes and curly
hair. And is she full of pep! What's
"Very different from yours, I assure
you. She's quiet and intellectual. We
discussed lots of deep things and she
seemed to know just what 1 was talk-
ing about! You can have your athletic
"What does she look like, Jim?"
"She's graceful and dreamy — pretty,
too, but it's the mind that counts, not
the face!" Jim seemed to be lost in
thought for a moment.
"Jim! Why don't we both get our
girls and go to the 'show' together
tonight? They're having a good pic-
ture at 'Bijou'."
"Say, that's a fine idea! I'll go now,
and ask mine. I'll call you up later."
"O. K. I'll do the same. So long!"
On the piazza of No. 1 1 Chestnut
Street, Jim was seated in serious con-
ference with his intellectual girl-friend
when he saw his friend Bill coming
down the street toward them.
"Look, Ann," he said, "There goes
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Bill now. Do you know him? He's
going to ask his girl, and go with us
tonight." He paused in amazement as
Bill came toward them.
"Have you seen your girl already?"
he began, but halted as Bill broke in.
"Say, what are you doing here? This
is my girl!"
Ann gasped and started to speak
but Jim interrupted. "Do you mean that
this is the girl you told me about? But
there must be a misunderstanding some-
where! Ann! Did you tell him you
loved sports? And you told me you
Poor Ann could do nothing but nod
weakly, looking from one to the other.
The boys turned to each other, ignor-
"Well, Jim? Let's go to the movies
If the boys had bothered to turn
around, they would have seen their
ex-girl-friend looking very distressed,
but they did not bother. They were
too busy d.scussing their next tennis
game, as they walked arm in arm down
Marion L. Gallagher '38
THE WAR CRISIS IN THE WORLD TODAY
Any condition in world affairs that
may exist today is certainly the direct
result of the World War. The close of
the Great War found the nations of
the world in a strange and sorrowful
situation. Russia had been swept by
revolution; Austria was dismembered
and shorn of its Hapsburgs; the proud
Germany was broken and demoral-
ized; Italy had had a taste of glory;
Japan had become war-conscious;
Great Britain, France and the United
States were the dubious victors. The
four victors of the war who found
themselves still intact, decided on a
liberal course of action. Herein, lies
the cause of the present world crisis.
The framers of the Kellogg-Briand
pact implied in their treaty that those
who had world power would keep it,
and those who were without power
would not seek it. According to this
treaty the set-up of territorial division
was satisfactory, and therefore no
nation should have a war-like ambition
to increase its size or influence. It is
easy to see that the big three — France,
Britain, and the United States — as the
dominant and "satisfied" powers, were
willing to make the existence of the
present boundaries perpetual. With a
condition such as this, no hope for
lasting peace could ever be realized.
As Walter Lippman has said in his
thesis on "War in a Collectivist World",
"There is a struggle for the supremacy
of the world which will never cease
until one of the belligerents is annihil-
Before one can develop further the
"fight to the finish" program that is
conspicuous throughout history, one
must line up the nations of the earth
into two catagories and explain the
underlying reason for such a division.
There will always be in Mankind the
struggle between the "haves" and the
"have-nots". In relation to world
affairs there are two aspects to this
perpetual social struggle. First, there
is the constant conflict within the in-
dividual countries, which during the
World Depression, was accentuated,
and kept all governments locally en-
gaged. Then there is the international
aspect of the same problem which will
always cause much trouble. For clearer
definition, the international viewpoint,
between the countries, may be divided
into the two classes: the "haves" and
Regardless of the internal set-up of
a country such as Socialism, Commun-
ism, Capitalism, and Democracy, the
following countries, with regard to
social division, will be classified as
"haves": France, England, Russia,
China, United States, and some of the
independent countries that are wealthy
in raw materials, such as Norway,
Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Canada,
New Zealand and Australia. These
countries will always have a common
interest and protection, for they are
the landowners of the world.
In this other group, the so called
"have-nots", it seems, strangely
enough, that the type of government,
"Fascism", is an element. Fascism has
sprung up in the "poor", capitalistic
countries that are deficient in money,
land, and natural resources. The poorer
classes in these countries have been
made to realize, through the medium
of a dictator, that there is nothing to
be had by overpowering the wealthy
of the land. On the contrary, they
have been made to see that the cause
of their plight is due to the stifling,
oppressive, foreign countries. This par-
tially true attitude, when correctly fos-
tered, gives the people of the country
a strong nationalistic outlook. It tends
to unity, militarism, and a powerful,
centralized government. Thus we
classify the "havenots".
The ruling countries of the world
control about nine-tenths of the terri-
tory and people, yet the strongly cen-
tralized, proletarian nations are almost
as powerful. The paradoxical element
about the whole situation is that the
Fascists hate the Communists, and the
Communists likewise abhor the Fas-
cists; yet the two governments are
basicly identical. Both forms have the
centralized government. Theoretically
they differ only in that the Communist
fights against a ruling class within the
country, and the Fascist plots against
the ruling powers outside his country.
Hitler, Mussolini, as well as the Japan-
ese Emperor, have encouraged national-
ism in their respective countries. They
have clearly recognized that the only
way for race advancement is by ag-
gressiveness and militarism. No one
can deny that these dictators have ac-
complished their aim. Germany has
been transformed from a defenseless,
bankrupt, demoralized country into an
upright, defiant, centralized people.
Germany, Italy, and Japan are lead-
ing the remainder of the world into
an armaments race that is leaving the
latter, short-winded. Already Great
Britain has been enticed into spending
ponderous sums of money on protec-
tion. This will leave England unable
to tend to her foreign markets and
she will find herself hard pressed to
meet all her obligations. In the mean-
time, Germany, Italy, and Japan, with
their aggressive, give-and-take policy,
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will have captured these foreign mar-
kets and left Great Britain in a weak-
ened disillusioned state. This would,
without doubt, aggravate the stubborn,
trusting John Bull to a state of war.
It is not correct to say that war is im-
pending as never before, because the
grip of the depression has not been
lifted from trade and commerce. How-
ever, as soon as the period of ex-
pansion and recovery occurs, some-
one's toes will be stepped on, and the
war dogs will bark.
The war crisis in the world today
may be briefly summarized. The ruling
countries of the world, France, Russia,
Great Britain, and the United States,
have the choice of a peaceful land
expansion, or war. The powerful,
nationalistic countries, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Austria, Hungary, and Turkey,
mean to obtain their raw materials
and colonies by means, ethical or other-
wise. The Manchurian and Ethiopian
incidents substantiate this, Already in
the Spanish Civil War, we see a slight
conflict between the deadly adver-
saries, Fascism and Communism. The
hounds of war are beginning to bay,
and Mars is polishing his sword. The
war-prophets are no longer asking . . .
"Who?" The question that now puzzles
the world is . . . "When?"
Carroll Woods '38
Through my barrier of books
I catch the sun's entreating looks.
Oh how he calls and calls my name,
But all his pleadings are in vain.
How can I break these prison walls
To answer his repeated calls?
These bars are strong, stronger by far
Than those of stone and iron are.
The clouds look like a downy bed
Upon which to rest my weary head.
My tired eyes look toward the sky
And I wish with all my heart to fly
Far away from lesson books,
To sunny meadows and tinkling brooks.
I long for each soothing caress of the breeze,
For the birds and the gentle sway of trees.
But all this wandering must end
And again to the task, my head must bend.
While to all those who work, I say,
To the ones who resist this call each day,
A time will come when you'll be glad,
While many others are regretful and sad,
For you can say with an open heart
1 tried my hardest — I did my part.
Alma Spearwater, ' 38
THE POWER OF THE PRESS
The Press has extended itself as a
permanent guest into our homes. It is
like a "bossy" old aunt, who tells us
what we shall eat, drink, and wear.
It tells us what we do; where we go;
and how we act. The newspaper dif-
fers from most aunts in that it is a
really welcome guest. We await the
coming of the paper more eagerly
than the arrival of any friend, for it is
indeed one of our best friends.
Our aunt tells us what to do, but
the moment that she is gone, we pro-
ceed to follow our usual habits. The
newspaper, however, controls our
thoughts to a much greater extent than
does our aunt. Of course, if you curse
the paper boy, who is late on account
of the weather, merely because you
cannot wait to read the funnies, the
more serious editorial page very likely
holds little control over your thoughts.
Most people never read the editorial
I have a curious habit (perhaps I
have an oriental background) of going
through magazines and newspapers
backwards. I do this with magazines
because it is easier for me to flip the
pages from the back cover to the front.
As for the evening paper, the only
explanation is that the funnies are at
the back. The next section, going back-
wards, is the sports page, and then, the
editorial. Here, on the editorial page.
I spend more time than on either of
the other sections. Considering the
time spent, one might conclude that
this section influences me the most.
For the past century, the Press has
held a tremendous influence in politics.
The Press has elected its candidates
for the highest office in our land, as it
has succeeded generally in breaking
the opposition. It is known by all now
how that political influence was
wrecked (at least temporarily) in the
last election. Never before had the
Press unleashed its resources so vig-
orously to attack a presidential candi-
date. Publishers and editors, who had
been thoroughly Democratic four years
ago, were totally opposed to Mr.
Roosevelt. The slaves of the Press (i. e.
the editors, the journalists, and the
reporters) were forced by threat of
being discharged, to write all sorts of
slander. After the election, the papers
tried to make the importance of
Roosevelt's victory at the polls seem
small. That vote against Landon was
really a vote against the Press. The
public at last saw the Press as a tool
of the wealthy, who are afraid of Roose-
velt and his liberal ideas of sharing the
A certain periodical hails this defeat
of the Press as an indication of com-
ing disaster to the big publishers. It
may be as serious as that, or it may
merely indicate a waning of the po-
litical power of the Press. Two decades
ago the Press was able to defeat Bryan
by closing all its advertising space to
him. Bryan turned to the only alterna-
tive — speaking at open-air rallies and
from the rear platforms of trains. He
could not, however, reach a fraction
of the number of people that his op-
ponent, McKinley, was able to reach
through the papers. Today, if the
papers close their advertising space to
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a certain candidate, that candidate can to keep their war propaganda a secret!
reach a greater number of people One of the chief faults of these
through the mediums of the radio and editors who feel the patriotic blood
the motion pictures. As a matter of fact, stirring in their veins is in the inconsis-
both parties spent more money for tency of their attitude. I quote the
radio time than for newspaper space famous Horace Greeley's words, which
in the last election. Of course, the Re- he uttered in a flaming editorial, just
publicans did not have to buy Hearst's before the first battle at Ball Run,
or Knox's editorial space. "On to Richmond!" What were his
Recently, a bill has been introduced words, however, after the first defeat
before the French Chamber of Depu- to the North?
ties to overcome this very same evil. The power of the Press is also wan-
What appeared to be "honest-to- ing in our law-making houses. No
goodness" news was really propaganda longer does Congress feel itself obliged
of some political party which had to pass legislation which the publishers
bought the space. It was proposed that are trying to push through. Time and
newspapers be required to keep books again, laws have been passed (with
for government inspection, so that there no evidence of public opposition) which
would be a list available, showing the the Press has strongly protested. Per-
sources of revenue of the paper. haps our Congressmen have discovered
It is hoped that this plan will also that the Press no longer represents the
clear up the scandal about the munitions will of the people.
firms buying space in the news col- The public, in truth, has very little
umns and the editorial pages. In fact, opinion. Only a very small minority of
all sorts of "bugs" were crawling into our population puts itself to any effort
the pages of the French press — even in thinking over the words that the
pro-Germanist propaganda. This new editorials hurl at them. This is at-
curb on the French press while it would tested by the words of a leading jour-
not hurt the freedom of the Press, would nalist and editor. Tremendous as the
put to an end such gross slander as power of the printed word is supposed
made Salengero commit suicide by to be in directing the course of events,
making writers liable for slanderous this editor has found that the words
writing. have to be of a rankling nature. The
Little as we would like to turn any words have to be deeply prejudiced to
grayer the hair on the heads of those something that directly hurts the people,
grizzled, old publishers, who are now whether it be religion, class distinction,
hovering around the eighties, we can- jobs, pension, or a privilege of the
not refrain from wondering aloud how people.
anybody (be he even a newspaper The power of the Press is teetering
editor) would have audacity to claim on a delicate balance. Some assert that
to be the sole instigator who caused our it is waning; others maintain that it is
country to enter into war with Spain! as strong as it always has been. In one
Even the French munitions makers try country there is a movement to curb
the power of the Press; in another
country there is a movement to give
the Press more freedom. It remains
to be seen whether the Press will retain
the freedom and the privileges which
it has hitherto enjoyed. In this respect
very much depends upon its own be-
havior. The Press itself must try to
reform the chief faults which are now
weakening its prestige.
The "fourth estate" must learn to
be less arrogant. Writers have to dis-
continue breaking good reputations by
employing slander as a means to defeat
their opponents. The publishers must
cease being so tyrannical over their
own employees. No axe should be held
over the head of the editor or writer
in order to induce him to write what
the publisher wants. The publishers
have to become less greedy. They
fought the N. R. A. like wolves because
it would have interfered with their
exploitation of children. The owners
of the big newspaper chains maintain
lobbies in Washington to protect their
Laborers, farmers, and political lib-
eralists do not believe that they will
ever get fair play from the Press. The
Press has continually scorned all rules
of the game. It is only for its own good
that the Press should try to remedy
these basic reasons for its waning power.
Einari Kinnunen '37
Song and laughter,
Students and clowns,
We surrender all
For mortar-boards and gowns!
Days we've spent here
In moderate content,
Laboring at studies
With firm intent.
Blue skies above,
Dank earth below,
Nothing to spur us,
Just on we go.
Now we leave
With looks of scorn,
Part we must
ime marches on!
To Juniors and Sophies
With smiles and tears,
We wish good luck
In the coming years.
Dorothy McDermott '37
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WAR CRISES IN EUROPE TODAY
While industrial peace is settling over
the United States, preparations for a
gigantic conflict are going ahead rapidly
in Europe and Asia. The English pro-
gram calls for domination of the air
with 7,000 planes, as well as an en-
larged navy, which will control the
seas. Russia is supposed to have the
most powerful army in the world; Ger-
many is subordinating almost every-
thing to armaments; and France is
staggering under immense war expendi-
ures. Japan is still under the domination
of military leaders and Italy is prepar-
ing to build up all branches of the
service. The policy of the United States
will be to make us as strong in ships
and air squadrons as any other nation.
The war to end wars appears now as
vvar to extend war, as the armament
race has begun again. For several years
Europe has been marching from crisis
to crisis, precisely as it did in the period
between the affair of Tangier and the
assassination of Serajevo. Thus the cre-
ation of a new German army and navy
shattered the peace of Versailles by a
gesture as brusque as the landing of
the Kaiser in Tangier in 1905. Again
in 1934 the murder of the Austrian
chancellor, Dollfuss, by a group of Nazi
conspirators, precipitated a crisis as
acute as that of Bosnia in 1908. In
1 935 the Italian-Ethiopian war, brought
about a situation as tense as that arising
from the Agadir affair in 1911.
Finally, the current year has seen the
development of the Spanish crisis, out
of which it is evident there may, at any
moment, arise an incident as fatal to
peace as the crime of Serajevo in 1914.
The Spanish revolt has caused more
alarm in England and France than the
Italian crisis. Despite the fact that, at
one time, war between England and
Italy appeared more than a possibility,
it was, at all times, possible to settle
the dispute. But, there is no possibility
of any settlement of the Spanish revolu-
tion. Either the Communists or the
Fascists must win.
The overshadowing issue is not na-
tional, but international. In the stormy
skies of Spain are traced the crude out-
lines of a contest — not for one country
, but for the mastery of Europe.
For the first time the Fascist powers
have been seen moving together. For
the first time the shadow of two Inter-
nationales instead of one, appears on
Hitherto Fascism has been the apo-
theosis of nationalism. Mussolini has
played a lone hand, with no further
aim than the interests and aggrandize-
ment of Italy. Hitler has followed the
same course in Germany. The policy
of the dictators has been antagonistic
rather than cooperative. Fascist Italy
blocked Nazi Germany in Austria, and
during the Ethiopian campaign Italy
received no help from Germany beyond
a frigid neutrality.
In Spain, however, though both
signed hands-off agreements to prevent
others from aiding the Madrid gov-
ernment, they act as Fascist states in
open sympathies with the insurgents.
This solidarity is more striking than
that of France and Russia on the other
side because it is a new portent, the
sign of a line-up never seen before.
The new emphasis is all on the system
of government. Before the nation was
exalted into a symbol of fascism or
communism, it would have made little
difference to Italy how or by whom
Spain was ruled; and Russia would not
have felt that her prestige was involved
in the outcome of a civil war on the
But today Italy and Russia are some-
thing more than nations. As repre-
sentatives of rival systems, they are
interested in the affairs of their neigh-
bors in many capacities. This compli-
cates international relations. No gov-
ernment could make a move one way
or another in the Spanish situation
without implying a choice, not between
Loyalists and the Rebels, but between
communism and fascism. As symbols,
they divide Europe into opposing
camps, and these divisions cut through
national lines, through alliances, and
through geographical barriers. They
foreshadow the war all nations dread
most — the war without frontiers, not
country against country, but front
against front — civil war on an inter-
national scale, without rules and with-
Is this long-feared war about to
begin? Only time can give the answer.
The danger of war in Europe is great,
but the danger is far greater in another
part of the world — the Far East. The
latest clash between the forces of Man-
choukuo and outer Mongolia has been
of so serious a character as almost to
convey the impression that the war
has already begun. According to the
Japanese, there were more than a
hundred such clashes last year, and
everything seems to indicate that they
are increasing rather than diminishing
in violence. Does this mean that war
is imminent between "Manchoukuo"
and "Mongolia?" Vast issues depend
upon the answer to this question be-
cause the world knows that "Manchou-
kuo" means Japan, and now knows also
that "Outer Mongolia" means Russia.
In the historic interview which Stalin
gave Roy Howard, it was stated that
the Soviet Union would regard ag-
gression against Mongolia as a casus
belli. It is clear, therefore, that if
Japan really wants to attack Outer
Mongolia, the result will be war with
Russia. Does Japan want this war?
In an attempt to answer this question,
one has to consider briefly the motives
that impel a nation to so hazardous a
step as war.
First, one may put greed, the desire
for new territory, or expansion as it
is called. Does this motive animate
Japan? The answer must be yes, be-
cause in the last five years the Japanese
have deliberately invaded North China,
and have completed the seizure of
all Chinese territory north of the Great
A second powerful motive is internal
unrest — the fear of a social disturbance
which might be counteracted by the
patriotic fervor which war produces.
A singularly dangerous experiment
this, but one that has been tried before
and may well be tried again.
A third factor which makes for war
is pressure of population when living
conditions become so difficult that an
outlet is necessary.
In Japan all these factors are evident.
As a result of a greatly-increase popula-
tion, the living conditions of the Jap-
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anese peasantry, and, for that matter,
the Japanese worker, have become in-
tolerable. Finally, there exists in Japan
a military-naval clique whose influence
is extremely great. They are restless
men, whose ambitions are unlimited. It
must not be forgotten that this power-
ful section of the Japanese leaders has
a fanatical belief in the power and in-
vulnerability of Japan. In the last forty
years they have fought three victorious
wars, against China; then against Czar-
ist Russia; and then against the Ger-
mans at Tsingtao in 1915.
That the China they defeated before
the end of the last century was a mere
shell, appears to escape them. That the
Russia they defeated in Manchuria was
utterly corrupt and inefficient, without
adequate transportation facilities, and
with comparatively small forces, does
not enter their calculations. They for-
get, too, that the small German colony
at Tsingtao was very different from the
Kaiser's armies which stormed through
France in 1914. Therefore, they have
an incredible confidence in themselves,
and it is this fact that makes the present
situation so dangerous.
It seems that war is almost inevitable
in the near future — on one side, Japan,
impelled by many motives, and, on
the other, Russia, firmly determined
to resist Japanese aggressions.
There is no further need of dwelling
upon the dangers of war. These are
evident. But what progress have the
nations made towards peace? Through
all the centuries of conflict, Europe and
Asia have struggled against their tragic
heritage of war. The struggle has not
been without war. The arts and sciences,
now flourishing, now languishing, have
survived. Imperishable contributions to
the progress and enlightenment of man-
kind have defied devastation. But the
Old World builds its temples in the
intervals of peace, and rains destruction
What hope may there be that Europe
and Asia will not always turn from
progress to killing? There is no hope.
That hope is in America. It might
almost seem that the Creator, despair-
ing of the future of civilization in the
hands of nations never far enough
removed from war to know its futility,
set apart another continent where men
might learn to live in peace and security.
Christianity, the greatest force of
human happiness, appeared first in Asia
and would have died there. Europe
nourished the Christian inspiration, and
preserved it for the guidance of future
generations. But, Europe failed to free
mankind forever, from the darkness
of the feudal ages of which war is a
relic, and thus failed its destiny.
America is today what Europe might
have been and may still be. America
has become the greatest nation in the
world, made so by the merging of races
transplanted from a continent, where
it is the purpose of man to kill and be
killed, to a land where men are content
to live and let live. America is a new
world, indeed — symbolical of new hope
for the older nations of Europe. Europe
must turn eventually from war for con-
quest, war for revenge and war for
the aggrandizement of relentless dic-
tators. Europe must live as America
is determined to live, free of hate, of
jealousy and free of war!
William Shyne '37
THE WOODS IN SPRING
There is no end of happiness in spring,
When in the woods the robins sing all day;
Their melodies are sweet and not less gay
Than are the songs the fairy-creatures sing
In deep, dark woods at night. A golden ring
Of daffodils shows where the fairies play
In silvery moonlight, near the trees that sway,
And o'er the wood their inky shadows fling.
And yet, not only when the sun and moon
Shine on the wood, do peace and beauty reign,
But also when the wood is pierced by showers
Which often leave — on stopping far too soon —
A rainbow in the sky, and near the lane,
A richer host of fresher trees and flowers.
Joseph J. Pazniokas '37
The Reverend Lyman Smith walked
moodily, with head down, along the
glistening, deserted street. A wet fog
and the night obscured his vision, but
just ahead he could dimly see the rails
on the bridge over the muddy East
River. The Reverend Lyman Smith had
a destination. He was not out at that
hour for the exercise, because, if he
had been, he would not have allowed
his step to drag as he approached the
bridge. He would not have appeared
so nervous as he peered through the
fog behind him. It was almost as if he
The sudden detection of a man hug-
ging the shadows close to the railing
startled him. He stared at the man's
back for a long minute, and then under-
stood. The suicide statistics on the
bridge were rather high. The good
clergyman placed a hand on the stran-
ger's shoulder and turned him about.
"Young man," said the Reverend
Smith, as he looked kindly into the
young face, "I understand. I see your
thoughts very clearly. But you are
wrong. My advice to you is to go back
and face it. Go back and fight it. Your
back may be to the wall, but fight back
while you still stand. You have no right
to destroy yourself. What happened to
you was caused to come about by One
who is greater than us all, by a Will
that rules us all. You have no right to
dispute that Will. Go back and face
what you seek to escape from. Fight it.
If you can, forget it. If it is a loss, make
it good. Go back. Though we fail to
see it, there is always a purpose in
everything he does."
The dull, tired eyes stared at him.
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For a moment he hesitated, then he Lyman Smith followed it with his eyes,
turned quickly, and with renewed effort Then, once more alone on the bridge,
in his person, strode, almost ran, back. he stepped quickly to the rail and threw
As the fog closed around the re- himself into the water,
treating form, the good Reverend Roger Flaherty ' 37
• REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE OF MY CAT
I call him Butch. When I first be- very well, showed him the door one
came aware of his existence he was a night on the pretext that he had shown
rolly-polly, amber-speckled ball of fur, a yellow streak. Now, I was willing to
lapping up milk from a shallow pan stake a brand new jack-knife in Butch's
around which were several other kit- interests, but as I had no actual proof,
tens. The moment I set eyes on the I realized that I must uncover some
animal, I was determined that before pronto.
long he would belong to me; however, Two weeks later, I was drying my
I soon found out, and to my sorrow, hands and watching the sun rise, when
that his opinion on the subject was I suddenly spied Butch in the onion
in direct opposition to mine. patch gazing peacefully into space. But
After chasing him around the barn, what raised my hopes to heaven and
up trees, through rose bushes, and in made me so happy that I wanted to
every nook and cranny in which his shout for joy, was the sight of a
feline instinct informed him that he malicious-looking, battle-bound torn,
might receive protection, I became so striding pessimistically between two
exhausted that I sat down and cried. rows of cornstalks.
When I thought of the ridiculous situa- In a split second the inevitable hap-
tion I had created and brought to a pened, but not before I had called my
climax by admitting that a dumb ani- Aunt to witness the battle. Since that
mal had out-tricked me, I roared with day, Butch has been allowed the privi-
laughter at my own stupidity. lege of eating beside my chair at meal-
Because he had lived in the barn time,
with the other animals since he was Being a faithful side-kick, Butch fol-
born, I might have known that he was lows me and my friends everywhere,
as wild as an Osage and just as savage. dodging behind bushes and trees when
So one night, when I knew he'd be autos approach, only to reappear when
asleep, I came back and bagged him. they have whizzed by.
That was five years ago. Since that When I am deep in the depths of des-
night Butch and I have rung in many pair and melancholy, I go to my room
crucial moments, but there is one which and open the window and yell for
will always remain as fresh as wet paint Butch. Sooner or later I hear a faint
in my memory. answer and catch a glimpse of a yellow
My Aunt, who never liked the cat streak racing up from the direction of
20 YEAR BOOK
the brook. I can always depend on him As the camel is to the desert traveler,
to understand me because he just lets so is Butch to me, and for nothing on
me rave on and on while he purrs away earth would I part with him.
with that "I know how it is" look in his Dorothy McDermott '37
Underneath the ocean,
Down below the sea,
Resting on the pebbles,
Lies a memory.
Part of it is laughter,
Part of it is song,
Some of it is happiness —
All of it is gone!
Forgotten by the ocean surf,
Forgotten by the land.
Forgotten by the screaming gulls —
Just resting on the sand.
Barbara Rathbun '38
CLASS OF 1937
HIGHLIGHTS IN GIRLS' SPORTS
First on the girls' winter sports cal-
endar for the season was basketball.
The varsity team broke out even but the
laurels go to the second team again,
which did not drop a game. In the
Interscholastic games the honors go to
the "Senior Team" which won every
game scheduled for them. Although
the Sophomores and Juniors did not
come through with all victories, they
proved to be a good match to all their
opponents and both look like promising
teams for next year. As a whole the
Norwood High School Basketball Team
had a successful season.
In the first team, captained by Anne
Mike, were: J. Kelly, F_. Treciokas, H.
Simaski, G. Minkevitch A. Javasaitis,
O. Boyd, A. S. Orent, M. Dwane, and
Captained by Sophie Aukstolis, the
Second Team consisted of: A. Main-
ones, L. Fenton, S. Jusikiewicz, H.
Pazniokas, M. Boulis, M. Kelley. A.
O'Brien, D. Lobisser, A. Glebus, and
R. Sparrow. Sophie Aukstolis was
elected next year's Varsity captain.
Scores for the Interscholastic games
were as follows:
Seniors I 8 —
Juniors 1 4 —
Seniors 1 3 —
Juniors I 9—
Seniors 20 —
Norwood 1 8
20— Wellesley Sophs. 15
-Wellesley Juniors 7
Wellesley Seniors 5
9 — Needham Sophs. 32
Needham Juniors 1 2
Needham Seniors 1
7 — Natick Sophs. 1 7
Natick Juniors 30
Natick Seniors 1 9
ty scores were:
— Natick 16; 2nd Team
— Wellesley 26; 2nd Team
Again this year Brookline High
School invited the Norwood High
School to participate with four other
towns in a swimming "play day" on
February 4 and a "splash party" on
March 1 7 at the Brookline pool.
The following eight girls made the
trip in February: Albina Thompson,
Mary Russetti, Martha Taylor, Lucille
Riemer, Priscilla Holman, Priscilla
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
CLASS OF 1937
Nelson, Stella Jusikiewicz and Stella
On March 1 7, eight more girls en-
joyed a "splash party" in Brookline.
Those sent from Norwood were: Helen
Simaski, Albina Thompson, Stella
O'Kulovitch, Martha Taylor, Stella
Jusikiewicz, Lucille Riemer, Betty
Schroeder and Lucille Fenton.
Annie Mike '37
• BOYS' SPORTS
Early in September, the football
candidates reported to Mr. Murray. The
squad was the heaviest in years, but it
lacked veterans. This proved to be a
great handicap throughout the season.
Norwood's first game was with Hudson
High, a little corn-patch town in the
western part of the state. Played under
very unfavorable conditions, the game
proved disastrous. Nine of the Hudson
players were veterans and they knew
where the stumps and mounds of their
field were located; whereas, the Nor-
wood boys, green to begin with, had
difficulty in keeping from tripping in
the briar patches. The partiality of the
officials might further explain the score
of 2 7 to 0.
It was in the No. Quincy game that
Norwood really showed its mettle.
Stars of this game were Naimi Bader,
Marty Kelly, and Ralph Surrette. The
final score was 7 to 0. Much is owed to
promising, young Donovan, who di-
rected a powerful Norwood assault, in
a manner well befitting his athletic
Our traditional, annual battle with
Dedham resulted in a glorious defeat
for the sons of Norwood. The game was
characterized by the 70-yard run made
by Dedham's great back, Lyman Avery,
who made the single touchdown of
the game in the first few minutes of
BASKETBALL proved to be a big
disappointment this year; the team
emerged the loser only too frequently.
Among the really keen competition that
we faced this year was that team which
came out of Natick and which proved
unbeatable. The team, composed
mostly of veterans, was coached by
Norwood's own Tom O'Donnell. Nor-
wood's chief scorers were "Bubber"
Smith and "Nit" Gustafson.
Norwood's INDOOR TRACK team,
coached by Mr. Wheeler, had a fairly
successful season. Robert Zoboli, a
dependable and consistent broad
jumper, could always be relied upon
to win his points. Harvey Nutter, Fred
Frueh, Charles Diggs, Peter Amirault,
Donald Alden, and Franny Quann were
others who performed brilliantly
throughout the season.
As this goes to press, Coach Murray's
BASEBALL team has not yet got under
way, but the prospects look bright. With
the two veterans, Tommy Thornton
and Ralph Surrette, and such proven
players as Early, Conroy, Amirault,
Flaherty, Donovan, Stanavitch, and
Smith, we cannot help having a smash-
Thomas Flaherty *37
CLASS OF 1937
.FOUNDED BY THE CLASS OF 1925.
MEMBERS OF QUEST CLUB BOARD
Founded by the Class of 1925
1. Wanda Kotak
Representative '35, '36, '37
2. James R. Donovan
Financial Secretary '37
3. Anne Shirley Orent
Financial Secretary '36
President ' 3 7
4. David Butters
Recording Secretary *37
5. William C. Donovan
6. Thomas Hynes
7. Mary Burns
8. Jennie Patinsky
9. Natalie Clancy
1 0. Helen Pendergast
1 1 . John Lanzoni
1 2. Mary Hayes
1 3. Dorothy Tweddle
Representative '35, '36
1 4. Eleanor Chubet
15. Ralph Surette
Recording Secretary '35-
Representative '36, '37
Corresponding Secretary '37
1 8. Joseph Roslauskas
1 9. Margaret Daunt
Representative '36, '37
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As we stroll through the corridors,
we come upon Professor Dethier and
the Norwood Senior High School Or-
As you know or should know, the
Orchestra is well-known throughout
Massachusetts, and New England, and
has in years past, won several trophies
and awards. It is made up of an accom-
plished group of musicians.
We marvel at a second Rubinoff, that
most ambitious Miss Lillian Karki. Best
of luck, Lillian, to your future success.
It is a treat to see Roger Flaherty take
his violin playing so seriously. His heart
and soul are in his playing; and we
think his mind is too.
A hunt for our little friend Joe Riley
finds him almost hidden behind his
mellophone; and being pushed aside
by the loud blasts of Norman Berezin's
We go to another side of the orches-
tra-pit, and find Robert Zoboli and his
snare-drum. Robert is an up and com-
ing drummer, but he is with the wrong
orchestra, for he craves "jazz". ("Mr.
Ghost Goes to Town", and the "Goona-
That "amateur bass-drummer", as
Roger P. Flaherty dubbed Katherine
McLean, has been playing the drum for
the past two years, and she gives all
credit to Arthur Davis, '36, who so
willingly taught her how.
The second-violin section, which by
the way is one of the best in years,
consists of Helen Cleary, Sylvia Glei-
cauf, Lucille Langlois, Magda Larson,
Margaret Ahearn, Marjorie Donlan,
and Marion Hartshorn.
Directly opposite, is the first-violin
section, among which might be the
suspected "ringers", they are so good.
Included in the group are: Lillian Karki,
who is concert master; Jeanette Geroso,
Roger Flaherty, Lucille Riemer, Ver-
onica Riley, Salvatore Ferrara, Michael
Triventi, Dennis Murphy, and Clifford
Elizabeth Glancy, and Martha Tay-
lor make up the piano-duet, and both
are very good players.
William Merrill and Duncan Cush-
ing are the "jazz-masters", but "jazz"
is not allowed in the Norwood High
Helen Glancy and Julius Kauffman
are both accomplished clarinetists.
Margaret McDonough, who plays the
soprano-sax, is doing quite all right.
The five trumpeters led by Elston
Bernham, are exceptionally good. They
are Elston Bernham, Lawrence Hayes,
Edward Mattson, Ruth Sviebergson,
and Aaino Ikkela. Elston, by the way,
is new at the school, but he is not at
all bashful when it comes to playing
David Anthoney, the best-looking
boy in the orchestra, has his face hid-
den by the tuba. Tough luck girls!
Kauko Kahila, a most serious chap,
plays the trombone, and he certainly
can slide it!
Thus and so, we have learned to ap-
preciate the work of the Norwood
Senior High School Orchestra.
Katherine McLean '37
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BIG HEARTED HERBERT
Cast of Characters
Herbert Kalness Jack Hepburn
Robert Kalness Thomas Hynes
Elizabeth Kalness Dorothea Duffy
Martha Ellen Jacobsen
Herbert Jr Alphonse Janavich
Alice Kalness Mildred Adametz
Andrew Goodrich Edward Paduck
Amy Lawrence Mary Hayes
Tim Lawrence Alfred De Flaminis
Mr. Goodrich Stanley Barylak
Mrs. Goodrich Gladys Lindblom
Mrs. Havens Leah Heikkinen
Mr. Havens Thomas Flaherty
Synopsis of Scenes
The Time: Present.
The Place: A small mid-east city.
The entire action of the play takes place in the combination living and
dining room of the Kalness home.
Act I Breakfast at the Kalness home.
Act II Dinner. The same evening.
Act III Dinner again. The next day.
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• NORWOOD HIGH SCHOOL DEBATING SOCIETY
During the past year the debating teams have met five schools, winning
four and losing one decision. Norwood won from New Bedford, Newton,
Arlington, and Boston Girls' High, and lost to Portland (Maine) High. Port-
land High has been champion of Maine for the past two years. Girls' High
had not lost a debate before ours for four years. New Bedford was the 193 7
champion of the Brown University Debating League.
The membership of the teams representing Norwood were Robert Zoboli,
Carroll Woods, William Shyne, James Donovan and Elinor Adelmann. The
officers of the Debating Society are:
President William Shyne
Vice President Robert Zoboli
Secretary Elinor Adelmann
Faculty Director and Coach James H. Butler Jr.
34 YEAR BOOK
• HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
Leighton S. Thompson
Sub-master Dean of Girls
Charles A. Hayden Ruth M. Gow
Bessie D. James Louise McCormack
Mary F. Hubbard Eleanor L. Peabody
Orelle J. Gray Elizabeth O'Sullivan
Grace C. McGonagle Mary R. Egan
Mary E. Coughlin Margaret Kenefick
Irene L. Doyle Loretta Burke
John B. Kelley
Foreign Language Department
Ruth Johngren Charles A. Hayden
Doris Dexter Mildred Metcalf
Marguerite Elliot James Gormley
James Butler Vincent Kenefick
Everett Learned M. Elaine Fulton
Stanley C. Fisher John Sullivan
Ruth M. Gow Henry Fairbanks
Agnes M. Bridges Helen Paul
Lucy E. Steele M. Elaine Fulton
Clifford Wheeler Robert O'Neil
H. Bennett Murray Erna Kiley
Ethel H. Cook
Prof. Jean V. Dethier
CLASS OF 1937
THIS YEAR'S CROP OF ASSEMBLIES
In the three years that I have spent
in this high school, I have seen many
assemblies, but I think that the rest of
the seniors will agree with me when I
say that this year's assemblies have been
by far the most interesting. I believe we
must thank Mr. Thompson for this as
well as many other improvements. Mr.
Thompson has tried and evidently suc-
ceeded in bringing us many interesting
speakers, representing various schools,
colleges, and industries. Every one has
proved interesting, and we have surely
reaped a wealth of information and
wisdom from them.
Let us review just a few of these
assemblies which we have enjoyed so
much this year. We all remember the
chemist who set up an impromptu
laboratory to demonstrate to us some of
the wonders of chemistry. He also told
us a great deal about artificial silk. We
must recall too, Mr. Leland Powers,
who entertained us with a Shakespear-
ean scene in which he portrayed three
characters. I am sure we shall never
forget the English professor from Clark
University, who gave us several enter-
taining readings, including the one
about the sergeant who had a cold.
There were other speakers whom we
recall, who brought us serious and
valuable lessons, which we shall not
However, I believe that everyone
considers the most outstanding pro-
gram, that which was given to us by
the several members of the New Eng-
land Conservatory of Music. It was
indeed surprising to discover how much
the pupils of Norwood High School
appreciate good music. We called the
musicians back again and again, until
they were literally exhausted. We just
hated to see them go.
We should like to take this oppor-
tunity to thank Mr. Thompson for
making such enjoyable assemblies pos-
sible, and we are enthusiastic in our
sportsmanship was reached when, as
praise, (for the first time) we are really
looking forward to those gatherings
with eager anticipation.
Phyllis Evans '37
• SENIOR CLASS NOTES
During the past year, we have had
a number of what have been called
"class meetings". The term "meetings"
hardly applies to those disgraceful
exhibitions of bad manners, of disre-
gard of authority, and of general ig-
norance and lack of sportsmanship.
Mr. Thompson was kind enough to
give us class time to hold our first "class
meeting". The high water mark of poor
our new Class President was introduced,
a small minority, sitting near one of the
defeated candidates, began to boo. The
faculty advisors finally restored a sem-
blance of order, so that Miss McGon-
agle might report on the condition of
The next meeting was held after
school. It was for the purpose of decid-
ing questions relating to that prize
"flop", the Anniversary Dance. Plans
were made and committees were or-
ganized. This meeting was a little
quieter because the trouble-raising mi-
norities were too busy to attend this
Later in the fall, Mr. Butler called
a meeting of all interested in having a
year book. Miss Wanda Kotak was
elected General Chairman. No other
meeting accomplished so much in so
short a time.
Toward the end of the year, several
meetings were held to decide on caps
and gowns, the banquet, class day, and
It may be said, to the conciliation of
some and the regret of others, that our
class does not have the record of being
the worst class yet.
William Shyne '37
• JUNIOR CLASS NOTES
The election of junior class officers
took place on October 5, 1936. The
following were elected as class officers:
President Carroll Woods
Vice-President Lucille Fenton
Secretary Frances Richell
Treasurers Gladys Nordstrom
A. A. Council Francis Quann
At this meeting the following
Home Room Representatives were also
chosen: Leo Flaherty, Edmund Mulve-
hill, Martin Lydon, Helen Pendergast,
Bruno Jzdawinious, Adam Scott, John
Dower, Thomas Conroy, Bernard Berg-
Mr. Thompson welcomed the juniors
at their first meeting on October 2 1 ,
1936. At this time Miss Grace Mc-
Gonagle explained finances and the
class voted a ten-cent dues each month.
At the meeting on November 1 9,
the date of the Junior Prom was dis-
cussed. The date was decided upon and
the Junior Prom was held January 22 f
At a later meeting plans were con-
cluded for the Junior Prom. The hall
was beautifully decorated with 400
butterflies and a colored orchestra
added to the enjoyment of the evening.
The fiscal outcome of the Prom was
not at all depressing.
CLASS OF 1937
The question of a school or class ring chosen: Martha Taylor, John William-
was brought up. In the choosing of the son, Francis Quann, Stephania Auk-
ring the following committee was stalis, Joseph Paleiko.
SOPHOMORE CLASS NOTES
Lest the Sophomore class be for-
gotten by their worthy brothers, we
hope these few notes will help us to
The first important incident was the
election of class officers. The result was
President Thomas Folan
Vice President Margaret Kelly
Treasurer for Girls . . Patricia Patinski
Treasurer for Boys .... David Butters
Secretary Betty Shackley
A. A. Council Alice O'Brien
Next the Sophomore Party was ush-
ered in as the "High Night Club". Two
comedy pantomimes were presented,
followed by entertainment by members
of the class. (If all the entertainment
was as good as the sample we heard,
then the party was a success. Remember
the Harmonica Special — Alfred John-
son, Tony Capuccino, Michael Solo-
mon). We also heard about the suc-
cess of Joseph McLean as Master of
The usual Sophomore Play was pre-
sented at the Junior High School Wed-
nesday, December 23, 1936. Leading
the cast of "Where Lies the Child"
Prologue Renalda Fatch
Mr. Blair Bronis Mackys
Mrs. Blair Eileen Nugent
Jack Brony Lutz
Ruth Helen Cushman
Great Aunt Amanda Eleanor Nicholson
!, llH ' I MM Hi i
CLASS OF 1937
OUR OWN SECTION
Class Motto: Ou bien, ou rien
Class Colors: Blue and Silver
40 YEAR BOOK
• PROSPECTUS OF THE CLASS OF 1937
Mildred E. Adametz, 268 Lenox Street. Work.
Basketball 1 ; Cheer Leader 2,3; Traffic Squad ; Senior Adviser ; Chairman
of Dean's Council; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Swimming; Senior Play; Year
Jean T. Adamonis, 1254 Washington Street. Business School.
Quest Club I, 2, 3. Basketball 1,2.
Elinor Adelmann, 34 Marion Avenue. Undecided.
Debating Team 1, Secretary 2, 3; Senior Adviser; Quest Club; Tennis 1,
Richard Francis Adelmann, 34 Marion Avenue. Bentley.
Dramatic Club 1, Executive Board and Secretary 2, 3; Quest Club; Traffic
Peter Zacharic Amirault, 94 Hill Street. Undecided.
Traffic Squad; Baseball 2, 3; Football 3; Track 3; Quest Club.
Phillip Anderson, 306 Walpole Street. School.
Operetta 1 ; Quest Club 1 , 2, 3.
Priscilla Atwood, 465 Washington Street. Home.
Senior Adviser; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
E. Priscilla Badger, Clapboardtree Street. Massachusetts State College.
Treasurer 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Cheerleader 3; Senior Adviser; Quest
Club; Class Gifts; Year Book.
Louise Balboni, 739 Neponset Street. Trade School.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
Francis W. Barrett, 25 7 Prospect Street. Business.
Football 1,2; Quest Club; Year Book Staff.
Claire Barron, 1 63 Roosevelt Avenue. Nursing.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Tennis 3 ; A. A. Council 3; Traffic Squad; Debating
Club 2; Quest Club; Year Book Staff.
Martin F. Barylak, 49 Adams Street. Undecided.
Quest Club; Football 2, 3; Wrestling 1 ; Track 2, 3.
Stanley R. Barylak, 49 Adams Street. Undecided.
Football 2; Basketball 2, 3; Baseball 3; Senior Play; Radio Dramatics 3.
John J. Bayer, 1 9 1 Roosevelt Avenue. Undecided.
Football 1, 2, 3; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
Norman Berezin, 42 Chapel Street. Boston University.
Traffic Squad; Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Quest Club, Class Pre;ident 1 ; Tennis
2, 3; Operetta 1 ; Band 3.
Joseph Billotta, 2 1 Shaw Street. Work.
Quest Club; Track 3; Basketball 1 ; Wrestling 1 ; Rifle Club 1.
Howard Blasenak, 22 Endicott Street. Hebron Academy.
Baseball; Football; Operetta; Traffic Squad; Quest Club; Junior Rotarian.
Helen Bowles, 1 329 Washington Street. Dental Work.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
CLASS OF 1937 41
Ruth Boulis, 1 1 32 Washington Street. Work.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
Olive C. Boyd, 329 Sumner Street. Undecided.
Basketball 2, 3; Quest Club.
Minnie V. Braverman, 382 Winter Street. Harvey Institute.
Joseph Elston Burnham, 8 Walnut Court. Lowell Textile.
Rifle Team 3 ; Orchestra 3.
John Charles Burns, 24 Garfield Avenue. Undecided.
Dramatic Club 1 ; Sophomore Play; Quest Club; Vice President 1 ;
Debating Club 1 ; Arguenot 1 .
Hazel Burton, 58 Guild Street. Work.
Glee Club 2, 3; Quest Club; Operetta.
Allan Carlsen, 352 Washington Street. Undecided.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
William Chase, 5 1 Dean Street. Work.
Traffic Squad ; Track 3 ; Chess Club 3 ; Astronomy Club 3 ; Quest Club
Bernard John Chubet, 9 St. John Avenue. Exeter.
Class President 2; Traffic Squad; Quest Club; Tennis 1 , 2, 3.
Marie L. Clapp, 1 4 1 Walpole Street. Undecided.
Operetta 1 ; Representative 2; Senior Adviser 3; Tennis 1 ; Quest Club.
William Joseph Cobb, 88 East Cross Street. Northeastern.
Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Rifle Club 1 ; Operetta 1.
Ralph Conrad, 1 02 Walnut Avenue. Work.
Quest Club; Rifle Club 1.
Bernard Stanley Cornelia, 33 Tremont Street. Work.
Helen Costello, 1 09 Casey Street. Undecided.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader 3; Senior Adviser.
Neal Coughlin, 70 Mountain Avenue. Business.
Football 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1,2; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
Bartley Joseph Curran, 1 095 Washington Street. Work.
Traffic Squad; Quest Club; Home Room Representative.
Marie Curran, 2 7 Pine Street. Burdett College.
Operetta 1 ; Quest Club 3.
Charles Patrick Daly, 24 Short Street. Undecided.
Football 2, 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
Elsie Jean Daniels, 1 62 Walpole Street. Undecided.
Tennis 3; Senior Adviser; Quest Club 1, 3.
Virginia Ida Dauderis, 44 Brookfield Road. Katherine Gibbs School.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
Henry DeFlaminio, 2 1 Heaton Avenue. Work.
Quest Club 1,2, 3.
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Alfred DeFlamaninis, 105 3 Washington Street. Undecided.
Cheer Leader 3; Senior Play; Operetta 1 ; Quest Club 3.
Mary Ellen Devine, 23 Monroe Street. Business School.
Quest Club 1,2, 3.
Charles W. Diggs, 439 Washington Street. College.
Track 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Quest Club.
John R. Donnell, 50 Oak Street. Undecided.
Football 2, 3; Quest Club; Wrestling 1 ; Traffic Squad.
Lucy M. Dowidauskis, 2 7 Weld Avenue. Undecided.
Louise Drummey, 38 Myrtle Street. Commercial School.
Dorothea Duffy, Washington Street. Work.
Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Senior Play; Traffic Squad;
Quest Club; Senior Adviser; Tennis 1, 2.
Mary Dwane, 32 Florence Avenue. Business School.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Adviser.
Arthur J. Early, 1 3 East Hoyle Street. Work.
Basketball 2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Traffic Squad, Captain;
Grace O. Elisher, 479 Walpole Street. Undecided.
Phyllis Evans, 1 Williams Street. Undecided.
Traffic Squad ; Dean's Council ; Senior Adviser ; Quest Club ; Cheer Leader ;
Year Book Staff.
Alice Feaver, 75 Washington Street. Bryant and Stratton.
Student Council 1, 2; Debating 2; Field Hockey 1, 2; Tennis 2, 3;
Operetta 1 .
Mary E. Flaherty, 9 7 Casey Street. Commercial School.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Operetta 1.
Mary M. Flaherty, 4 Stone Circle. Bryant and Stratton.
Quest Club 3.
Roger Flaherty, 20 Lyden Street. Work.
Dramatic Club, President 3; Class Vice-President 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3;
Student Council 1; Debating 1; Orchestra 1, 2, 3.
Thomas Flaherty, 47 Silver Street. College.
Dramatic Club 1 ; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Play; Football 1, 2, 3.
Catherine Folan, 327 Railroad Avenue. Commercial School.
Quest Club; Basketball.
Dorothy Franklin, 1 9 Lyman Place. Wilfred Academy.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Senior Adviser; Senior Play; Year
Frederic Frueh, 22 Cypress Street. Wentworth Institute.
Football 1,3; Track 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Quest Club.
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Joseph Gallagher, 38 Summit Avenue. Work.
Quest Club I, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 1 ; Traffic Squad.
Jeanette Geroso, 1 09 Cottage Street. Katherine Gibbs.
Orchestra I, 2, 3; Year Book Staff; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Adviser;
Home Room Representative.
Margaret Louise Gilson, 298 Walpole Street. Undecided.
Elizabeth Glancy, 1 1 7 Walnut Avenue. N. E. Conservatory of Music.
Orchestra I, 2, 3; Arguenot 1,2; Quest Club; Senior Adviser; Band.
Nellie M. Glebus, 568 Pleasant Street. Lasalle Junior College.
Senior Adviser; Quest Club.
Fred F. Grosso, 18 Dean Street. Undecided.
Basketball 1,2, 3; Baseball Manager 1, 2, 3; Quest Club.
Ernest Gustafson, 147 Winslow Avenue. Undecided.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
William Harding, 75 Elliot Street. Undecided.
Football 1,2; Quest Club.
Clare Harrington, 70 Monroe Street. Simmons College.
Quest Club 1,2, 3; Traffic Squad; Senior Adviser; Operetta.
Mary T. Hayes, 39 Walnut Avenue. Undecided.
Operetta; Dramatic Club 2; Quest Club 1,3; Governing Board 2; Senior
Adviser; Traffic Squad; Senior Play; Debating Club 2; Basketball 1.
Dorothy G. Heikkila, 1 1 Savin Avenue. Undecided.
Quest Club 1,2, 3.
Leah Heikkinen, 45 Cedar Street. Work.
Senior Flay; Quest Club.
Geraldine Henry, 52 Prospect Avenue. Business School.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
Jack Hepburn, 820 Neponset Street. College.
Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3; Quest Club; Home Room Representative 3;
Eva Holden, 46 Garfield Avenue. Work.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
Robert Holman, 8 Belmont Street. Northeastern University.
Orchestra 1,2; Rifle Club 1, 2, 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad.
Thomas Hopkins, 1 4 St. George Avenue. Undecided.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Football Manager 3.
Ensio A. Hurma, 192 Walpole Street. Work.
Thomas J. Hynes, 89 Howard Street. Engineering School.
Senior Play; Quest Club 1, 2, 3, Governing Board 3; Track; Basketball.
Marion Louise Ivatts, 8 Rockhill Street. Undecided.
Quest Club; Traffic Squad.
Ellen Jacobsen, 74 Dean Street. Undecided.
Senior Play; Basketball 1.
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Alfonse Janavich, 33 Cedar Street. Business.
Dramatic Club I ; Senior Play; Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Rifle
Club 2, 3.
Eleanor Jankoski, 9 Atwood Avenue. Undecided.
Basketball 1,2; Quest Club.
Anne C. Javasaitis, 24 Austin Street. Work.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Field Hockey 1,2; Quest Club; Senior Adviser.
Beatrice Johnson, 183 Rock Street. Burdett Business School.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
Harold Johnson, 2 7 Third Street. Radio School.
Football 3; Basketball 3; Track 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Rifle Club 2, 3;
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Roy Johnson, 69 Eliot Street. Work.
Charles E. Jones, 93 Railroad Avenue. Work.
Quest Club 1,2, 3.
Lilian B. Karki, 38 Savin Avenue. College.
Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 3; Traffic Squad; Quest
Barbara Keady, 1 6 Pine Street. Undecided.
Quest Club; Glee Club; Senior Adviser; Year Book Staff.
John D. Kelley, 7 Atwood Avenue. College.
Baseball 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Golf; Basketball; Traffic Squad; Quest
Club 1 , 2, 3; Track.
Sarah Kelley, 7 Atwood Avenue. Work. Wilfred Academy.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3.
William M. Kelley, 1 4 St. George Avenue. Undecided.
Football 1, 2, 3; Baseball 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track; Traffic Squad;
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Joan R. Kelly, 72 Winslow Avenue. Chandler.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Field Hockey; Quest Club; Senior Adviser.
Vincent P. King, 82 Cross Street. Work.
Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Einari Kinnunen, 67 Tremont Street. School.
Arguenot Staff; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Year Book Staff.
Ann Kodis, 46 Tremont Street. Undecided.
Wanda M. Kotak, 31 St. Joseph Avenue. N. E. Conservatory of Music.
Editor-in-chief of Year Book; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad;
Student Council 1 ; Quest Club Board 1 , 2, 3; Senior Adviser; Sophomore
Play; Operetta; Glee Club; Special Quartet.
Edna S. Laffey, 201 Winslow Avenue. Comptometer School.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
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Heimo R. Lammi, 9 Elksway. Work.
Traffic Squad ; Quest Club.
Max M. Lechter, 32 Press Avenue. Northeastern University.
Class Treasurer 1,2; Home Room Representative 3; Class Statistician;
Business Editor of Year Book.
George L. Lee, 26 Rock Street. Undecided.
Sophomore Play; Dramatic Club 1, 2; Quest Cldb 1, 2, 3; Statistics
Committee; Year Book.
Gladys Lindblom, 1 6 Oak Road. Goddard Junior College.
Class Secretary 1 ; Quest Club; Senior Play; Operetta; Senior Adviser;
Traffic Squad ; Class Gifts.
Anna Lindfors, 76 Cedar Street. Undecided.
Basketball 1,2; Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Adviser.
Angeline Lorusso, 1 8 Rockhill Street. Work.
Mary Lydon, 286 Railroad Avenue. Wilfred Academy.
Quest Club; Basketball 1.
James J. Lynch, 53 Linden Street. Massachusetts Nautical School.
Baseball 1 ; Traffic Squad.
Harold A. Margeson, 22 Mountain Avenue. Undecided.
Rifle Club 2, 3; Quest Club.
Barbara E. Marvas, 1 06 Winter Street, Westwood. N. E. Conservatory of
Swimming Club; Quest Club.
Francis A. Massey, 20 Mylod Street. Massachusetts Nautical Training School.
Traffic Squad; Football 2; Quest Club; Track 3.
Louise S. Mazzola, 8 Fairview Road. La May Academy.
Dramatic Club 1,2, 3; Senior Adviser; Sophomore Play; Quest Club.
Dorothy G. McDermott, 1 70 Pleasant Street. Work.
Debating 3; Operetta 1 ; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Adviser, Year Book
Philip McKeown, 122 Fulton Street. Business.
Football 1,3; Quest Club; Basketball 3; Home Room Representative 3.
Catherine M. McLean, 30 Railroad Avenue. Undecided.
Debating 1,2; Dramatic Club 1,2; Class Secretary 2, 3; Traffic Squad;
Senior Adviser; Sophomore Play; Quest Club.
Anne Constance Medvesky, 248 Lenox Street. Work.
Richard Preston Merrill, 47 Florence Avenue. Huntington.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3; Orchestra 1,2; Student Council 2;
Golf 1, 2, Captain 3; Basketball 3, Manager; Arguenot 1, 2.
Anne Mike, 26 St. George Avenue. Work.
Basketball, Captain 1, 2, 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Senior
Adviser; Field Hockey 1,2; Year Book Staff.
Nicholas G. Mike, 22 St. George Avenue. Work.
Baseball 1, 2, 3; Quest Club 1 , 2, 3.
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Thomas Millen, 230 Vernon Street. Massachusetts Nautical School.
Football 2, 3; Quest Club Governing Board 1, 2; Arguenot 1, 2;
Dramatic Club 1 ; Track 1, 2.
Gertrude C. Minkervitch, 26 Folan Avenue. Undecided.
Dramatic Club 1,2; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3; A. A.
Council 2; Traffic Squad; Senior Adviser; Tennis 1, 3.
Rita Monbouquette, 59 Hill Street. Work.
Ernest Muhlberger, 7 1 Morse Street. Work.
John Joseph Mulvehill, 2 3 Cottage Street. Boston College.
Student Council 1 ; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Class President 3.
James Murphy, 87 7 Washington Street. Holy Cross.
Football 3 ; Dramatic Club 1,2,3; Track 3 ; Quest Club ; A. A. Council 1 ;
Lloyd Allen Murray, 340 Washington Street. College.
Robert James Nelson, 30 Lincoln Street. Undecided.
Quest Club; Traffic Squad.
Henry E. Nordblom, 396 Winter Street. Work.
Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1,2, 3.
Julia Notarangelo, 1025 Washington Street. Work.
Ruth Nutter, 64 Elm Street. Bridgewater Teacher's College.
Operetta 1 ; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Arguenot 1,2; Dean's Council 3; Traffic
Squad; Cheer Leader 3.
Robert E. O'Brien, 226 Lenox Street. Boston College.
Dramatic Club 1 ; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Football 2; Year Book Staff.
Dorothy A. O'Kane, 392 Washington Street. Wilfred Academy.
Traffic Squad ; Senior Adviser ; Quest Club ; Year Book Staff ; Basketball 1 .
Stella O'Kulovitch, 1 364 Washington Street. Chandler School.
Swimming Club 3 ; Quest Club.
Mae O'Leary, 580 Pleasant Street. Burdett College.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Anne Shirley Orent, 53 Elm Street. Colby Junior College.
Basketball 1 , 2, 3; Class Treasurer 1 ; Quest Club President and Treasurer;
Operetta 1; Dean's Council; Senior Adviser; Traffic Squad; Arguenot
1,2; Business Manager of Year Book.
Anne R. O'Toole, 28 Cedar Street. Undecided.
Emma J. Padduck, 28 Oolah Avenue. Work.
Basketball 1 ; Field Hockey 1 .
Edward Paduck, 1 St. George Avenue. Undecided.
Track Manager 1 ; Operetta; Radio Dramatics; Senior Play; Quest Club.
Joseph J. Pazniokas, 58 Heaton Avenue. Undecided.
Home Room Representative 1 ; Vice-President 2 ; Quest Club 3 ; Chess
Club 3; Astronomy Club 3; Year Book Staff.
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Robert Plummer, 5 7 Prospect Avenue. College.
Traffic Squad; Quest Club 3; Chess Club 3; Astronomy Club 3.
Everett W. Pyne, 896 Washington Street. Work.
Quest Club I, 2, 3; Track 3.
Anna J. Radzwill, 19 Weld Avenue. Undecided.
Leon Rasanan, I 32 Roosevelt Avenue. Northeastern University.
Football 2, 3; Track 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Ruth Reynolds, 296 Railroad Avenue. Undecided.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Joseph Roslauskas, 46 River Street. Undecided.
Football 1,2, 3; Baseball 3; Quest Club Governing Board 2.
Kenneth R. Ross, 1 1 7 East Cross Street. Undecided.
Football 3; Quest Club.
Bronsie Rudvilovitch, 23 Dean Street. Undecided.
Quest Club 1,2, 3.
John Ruggiero, 37 West Street. Work.
Operetta; Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Mary Ann Russetti, 79 Concord Avenue. Burdett.
Swimming; Quest Club; Senior Adviser.
Helen Sanborn, 2 76 Sumner Street. Undecided.
Dramatic Club 3; Traffic Squad; Quest Club; Student Adviser; Tennis 1.
Kathryn Saulen, 356 Lenox Street. Bryant and Stratton.
Basketball 1 ; Tennis 2, 3; Quest Club.
Dorothy C. Sherman, 2 70 Nahatan Street. Undecided.
Senior Adviser; Dramatic Club 3; Traffic Squad; Operetta 1; Quest
William Shyne, 330 Washington Street. M. I. T.
Debating 1, 2, President 3; Class Treasurer 3; Rifle Club 1, 2, 3; Quest
Club; Traffic Squad; School Band; Year Book Staff; Class Oration.
Helen Simaski, 5 Sturtevant Avenue. Work.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Swimming Club 3; Tennis 2, 3.
Anthony Francis Smith, 26 St. George Avenue. Mass. Military Academy.
Football 1 ; Track 1, 2, 3; Home Room Representative 3; Quest Club.
Edward H. Smith, 32 Chapel Street. Undecided.
Baseball 1, 2, 3; Basketball I, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Track 1, 2; Quest
Club; Football 3.
Amelia Stankiewicz, 30 St. Paul Avenue. Commercial School.
Jennie Starta, 46 Concord Avenue. Undecided.
Nancy Stone, 88 Walpole Street. Junior College.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Senior Adviser; Year Book Staff.
Barbara T. Stonis, 86 Sumner Street. Fisher Business School.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
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Ralph J. Surette, 54 Hill Street. Undecided.
Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 1, 2, 3; Quest Club; Governing Board;
Sadie M. Thomas, 6 Tremont Street. Burdett College.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Dramatic Club 2, 3.
Samuel J. Thompson, 1 7 Howard Street. Undecided.
Year Book Staff; Basketball 3; Traffic Squad; Golf; Track; Quest Club.
Thomas L. Thornton, 62 Hill Street. Undecided.
Basketball 1,2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Quest Club.
Caroline M. Tomm, 45 Dean Street. Work.
Quest Club 1,2,3.
George E. Tomm, 5 3 Dean Street. Business.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Photography Club 2; Astronomy Club 3.
Ellen Patricia Torpey, 836 Washington Street. Commercial School.
Helen Treciokas, 25 St. George Avenue. Work.
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Senior Adviser;
Field Hockey 1, 2.
Edward Trusevitch, 22 Short Street. Undecided.
Track 1 , 2, 3 ; Quest Club 1,2, 3.
Dorothy Tweddle, 1 54 Vernon Street. Business School.
Operetta; Quest Club Governing Board 1,2; Senior Advisor 3; Traffic
Squad; Year Book Staff; Basketball 1.
Henry R. Usevitch, 1254 Washington Street. Business.
Romeo Peter Valerio, 1201 Washington Street. Undecided.
Ellen Welch, 37 North Avenue. N. E. Conservatory of Music.
Edward Wenzel, 46 Chapel Street. Business.
Baseball 2, 3; Basketball 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Quest Club 1, 2, 3.
Martha Joan Wosniak, 30 St. Joseph Avenue. Undecided.
John Anthony Zabrowski, 996 Washington Street. Diesel Engineering.
Track 1 ; Football 3 ; Orchestra 1,2; Quest Club.
Anna Zimilicki, 34 St. Joseph Avenue. Undecided.
Quest Club 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2; Traffic Squad; Senior Adviser;
Year Book Staff.
Robert Zoboli, 1 35 Roosevelt Avenue. Amherst.
Basketball 1 ; Sophomore Play 1 ; Debating Team I, 2, 3; Quest Club
1,2, 3 ; Track 2, 3 ; Traffic Squad ; Junior Rotarian.
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• SENIOR STATISTICS OF 1937
Prettiest Girl Gladys Lindblom
Best Looking Boy Alphonse Janavich
Most Popular Girl Mildred Adametz
Most Popular Boy Jack Mulvehill
Best Actress Dorothea Duffy
Best Actor Jack Hepburn
Most Ladylike Ruth Nutter
Most Gentlemanly Richard Adelmann
Quietest Senior Mary Devine
Noisiest Senior Tony Smith
Best Athlete (Girl) Ann Mike
Best Athlete (Boy) Ralph Surette
Best Dancer (Girl) Mildred Adametz
Best Dancer (Boy) Alfred DeFlaminis
Teachers' Pet Francis Barrett
Girl with Biggest Drag Wanda Kotak
Boy with Biggest Drag William Shyne
Most Scholarly - William Shyne
Class Musician Norman Berezin
Class Giggler Louise Mazzola
Class Artist Joseph Pazniokas
Class Orator William Shyne
Girl Who Has Done Most for the Senior Class Wanda Kotak
Boy Who Has Done Most for the Senior Class Jack Mulvehill
Best Dressed Girl Anne Shirley Orent
Best Dressed Boy Richard Merrill
Best Bluffer Thomas Millin
Most Sarcastic Roger Flaherty
Best Alibi User Thomas Millin
Class Politician Max Lechter
Class Major Hoople Max Lechter
Best Business Woman Wanda Kotak
Best Business Man Max Lechter
Cutest Girl Ruth Nutter
Class Prima Donna Wanda Kotak
Funniest Senior Jack Hepburn
Class Blues Singer Sarah Kelley
Class Crooner Howard Blasenak
Moot Ail-Around Girl Mildred Adametz
Most Ail-Around Boy Jack Hepburn
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• GIFTS FOR GIRLS
Mildred Adametz — Song, "Woodman Spare That Tree". You can't guess
whom we mean, of course.
Jean Adamonis — Curling iron. To keep the bangs curled.
Elinor Adelmann — Ironized yeast. To fill out those sharp angles.
Priscilla Atwood — Nerve tonic. So that you won't become so nervous and
flustered when you answer questions.
Ellen P. Badger — Couch. Ly — do(w)n on this when you're tired.
Louise M. Balboni — Music sheet — "Dark Eyes". Music must always be
Clare Barron — A trip to Washington. You deserve it.
Ruth Boulis — Tastyeast. This ought to give you a bit of pep, vim, and vigor.
Helen Bowles — Copy of "The Tattler". Does this remind you of someone
Olive Boyd — Compact. You'll probably feel strange using this at first.
Minnie Braverman — "Goody" pins. To keep your coiffure as lovely as
it always has been.
Hazel Burton — A pill. To keep the tremolo controlled in your voice.
Marie Clapp — A medal. For never disturbing the peace.
Helen Costello — An onion. You don't encourage him, probably this will
Marie Curran and Mary Flaherty — An automobile. Now you can drive when
you call on the ones.
Ellsie Daniels — Roller skates. To help you get there quicker.
Virginia Dauderis — A package of bobby pins. In case you find you have
run out of those on hand.
Mary Devine — A book on "How to Be Popular". Your answer may lie
hidden within this book.
Lucy Dowidauskis — A rattle. Try making a little noise for a change.
Louise Drummey — Megaphone. So we can hear your oral topics.
Dorothea Duffy — Academy award. Best performance of the year.
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Mary Dwane — A sling. We hope you won't have to use this but — just in case.
Grace Elisher — Jar of facial cream. To keep that peaches and cream com-
Phyllis Evans — A lollypop. You know why.
Alice Feaver — A key to a man's heart. This ought to help you to get rid
of your fe(a)ver.
Mary Flaherty — A shorthand pencil. You wore out many of these taking
Catherine Folan — Song, "Let It Rain, Let It Pour, Nothing Bothers Me!"
Dorothy Franklin — A new taxi. Wood this suit him?
Jeanette Geroso — Leave of absence. Now you can pick your own date.
Margaret Gilson — A wrist watch. An efficient secretary is always on time.
Elizabeth Glancy — Piano. To remind you when it's time to practice.
Nellie Glebus — Pin. You were always as neat as a pin.
Clare Harrington — Thermometer. To help you get started in your profession.
Mary Hayes — Eyeglasses. Now you won't have to look twice and pick on
Dorothy Heikkla — A trip to a tomb. The quietness ought to make you feel
Leah Heikkinen — Marchand's Golden Hair Wash. That your hair may stay
tight and lovely.
Eva Holden — A small package. Good things come in small packages.
Marion Ivatts — A gardenia. Does this remind you of someone in particular?
Ellen Jacobsen — A book, "See America First". You probably won't take
Lena Jankoski — A rag. Chew this for a change.
Anne Javasitis — Olympics medal. You'll win one eventually, why not now?
Beatrice Johnson — Make-up kit. Be sure to read the instructions inside.
Lillian Karki — Toy violin. Surely you can get a tune out of this.
Barbara Keady — Scholarship. You certainly are worthy of it.
Sarah Kelley — Rinse for hair. To bring out the dancing lights in your
Joan Kelly — Some holly. We know you have a fondness for it, or is it him?
Ann Kodis — A loud speaker. Now you won't have to strain your voice.
Wanda Kotak — A copy of "Hooey". Try editing a good magazine for a
Edna Laffey — Cleats. Now maybe we can hear you when you come into
Gladys Lindblom — A wine glass. A toast to your beauty.
Anna Lindfors — Siren. Too silently she moves among us.
Angeline Lorusso — A classical song. Try singing this type for a change.
Mary Lydon — A blank book. Write us a story on what is wrong with men.
Barbara Marvas — A boy doll. His name is "Gibbles".
Louise Mazzola — A movie contract. As a double for Betty Boop.
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Dorothy McDermott — A one way ticket to Texas. We know you don't want
a return ticket.
Katherine McLean — A bottle of seltzer water. Your "seltzer water" per-
sonality is as sparkling as this.
Annie Medvesky — Light face powder. To tone down the color in your skin.
Anne Mike — A position in the Army. You were a swell lieutenant, Anne.
Gertrude Minkevitch — A crowd. Try drawing this for a change.
Rita Monbouquette — A car. We know you prefer a Nash.
Julia Notarangelo — Thinning clippers. For the permanent.
Ruth Nutter — A racing sheet. You won't need it because you've already
picked your Race.
Dorothy O'Kane — A game of checkers. So you can have as many Kings
as you want.
Stella O'Kulovich — A negro dancer. Try to compete with him.
Mae O'Leary — A stenographer's notebook. To keep the volumes of notes
you took in shorthand.
Anne Shirley Orent — A key. Add it to your collection, maybe it will
unlock his heart.
Anna O'Toole — Pep. The name is sufficient.
Emma Padduck — A year's scholarship at West Point. We hope this will
help your posture.
Anna Radzwill — Bottle of Moxie. You certainly need it.
Ruth Reynolds — A lemon. Use the juice on your freckles.
Bronsie Rudvilovitch — A sharp pencil. To assist you in taking notes.
Mary Ruscetti — A pass to "Boy Meets Girl" or is it "Girl Meets Boy"?
Helen Sanborn — A marriage license. Now you won't have to meet him
Kathryn Saulen — Accelerator. For your voice.
Dorothy Sherman — A steamboat. Fulton invented it.
Helen Simaski — Bumper. Put it on in gym.
Amelia Stankiewicz — A truck. Use this to deliver the lumber.
Jennie Starta and Martha Wozniak — Hounds. To help you track them down.
Nancy Stone — A yacht. Now you can follow him around the world.
Barbara Stonis — A noisemaker. Please use it.
Sadie Thomas — A story book. You always enjoyed a good story.
Caroline Tomm — A song, "Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be?" You
never seem to know.
Ellen Torpey — A record. Record a song on this for the world to enjoy.
In school we all enjoyed your songs.
Helen Treciokas — A position as Dean in a girls' school. You should be well
trained by now.
Dorothy Tweddle — Walpole. What's the attraction up there?
Ellen Welch and Geraldine Henry — A double date. We hope you enjoy
Anna Zimlicki — Stilts. The need is apparent.
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• GIFTS FOR BOYS
Richard Adelmann — Handcuffs. So that you and your sister will never be
Peter Amirault — Letter of recommendation. Use it when you appear in the
1 940 Olympics.
Philip Anderson — Slickum. To keep your hair down.
Francis Barrett — Acid. To offset that excessive amount of "Moxie".
Martin Barylak — Noise maker. Silence is a virtue, but we would like
to know you're here.
Stanley Barylak — Letter from Major Bowes. To appear on his program.
Jack Bayer — Rabbit. Don't feed this "Bunny" at Howard Johnson's.
Norman Berezin — Line. It's a gift with you.
Joseph Bilotta — Pistol. To add to your collection of firearms.
Howard Blasenak — Doll. It's "chubby".
Joseph Burnham — Car. To replace the one which you smashed up.
John Burns — White collar. Is it true Jack?
Allen Carlson — 15 cents. Buy your own for a change.
William Chase — Trumpet. Make yourself heard.
Bernard Chubet — Blank book. To keep track of your dates.
William Cobb — Glue. To fix the window stick you broke in Miss O'Sullivan's
Ralph Conrad — Carpenter's guide. To help you get started.
Bernard Cornelia — Mexican jumping bean. Swallow this and maybe you
will feel livelier.
Neal Coughlin — Peace pipe. From the faculty.
Bartley Curran — Love drops. Maybe this will make you aware of the
existence of the opposite sex.
Charles Daly — Red flag. To wave to the blonde on Morse Hill.
Alfred De Flaminis — Truck. You're a master at truck (ing).
Henry De Flaminio — Gardenia. Didn't this help to get your drag with
Charles Diggs — Record. Break this.
John Donnell — String. Probably if you use this you can control your hands.
Arthur Early — Basket. Maybe this will help on the "hot" corner.
Rogert Flaherty — Dirt. We dug it up for you.
Thomas P. Flaherty — Glasses. The ones you have now didn't take to books.
Frederick Freuh — Insignia pin. This is a Mason's.
Joseph Gallagher — Muzzle. You weren't called "Gabby" for nothing.
Fred Grosso — Inches. They would be a help in basketball.
Ernest Gustafson — Green tie. Wear this on St. Patrick's day next year.
William Harding — Nails. To hold down the things at the store.
Jack Hepburn — Summons. To appear on Broadway in "Big Hearted
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Robert Holman — Luden's cough drops. These should help you in chorus.
Thomas Hopkins — Siren. To warn the crowds in the corridor when you're
Ensio Hurma — Peroxide. To touch up your platinum hair.
Thomas Hynes — Pass to the Guild. For your free advertisement in the play.
Alphonse Janavich — Coat. A good excuse to see the tai(y)lor.
Harold Johnson — Tip. Don't take advantage of your brother's absence.
Roy Johnson — Chisel. Don't try too much of this — it's dangerous.
Charles Jones — Orange. This can't be too loud for you.
John Kelley — Ship. To live up to your name "Shipwreck".
William Kelley — Collar buttons. Sell these with the ties.
Vincent King — Crown. To fit your name.
Einari Kinnunen — Wild West book. Read one of these for a change.
Heimo Lammi — Loud speaker. Probably the teachers could hear you with
one of these.
Max Lechter — A penny. Try to get change for this.
George Lee — 2 cents. Buy one of your own papers.
James Lynch — Telescope. You'll need this on the Nantucket.
Harold Margeson — Beard. All great artists have one.
Frank Massey — Anchor. Don't let even this hold you back from the sea.
Philip McKeown — Tent. Pack up; the office is no longer your camping
Richard Merrill — Curling iron. To keep those beautiful waves in place.
Nicholas Mike — Lime. To help "Hoppy" line the field.
Ernest Muhlberger — Bowling pin. Where have you seen one of these before?
Thomas Millin — Date with Jean Harlow. This is your speed K. O.
John Mulvehill — Two hours. Spend these on your Da(i)ly work.
James Murphy — Fire truck. To use instead of the "Chevy" on those alarms.
Lloyd Murray — Mouse. While the cat's away, the mouse will play.
Robert Nelson — Razor. You can use this to advantage.
Henry Nordblom — Badge. For your excellent work on the Traffic Squad.
Robert O'Brien — Hammer. Give all the girls a break.
Edward Paduck — True Romance. It appears that you have been studying
Joseph Pazniokas — Red Ink. You have never seen this before.
Robert Plummer — Latin "Trot". Now you wont have to borrow Flaherty's.
Everett Pyne — Spurs. For use at Hartshorn's.
Leon Rasanen — Cup. For an all-around boy.
Joseph Roslauskas — Governor for your car. So that the pedestrians will be
Kenneth Ross — Map. In case you forget the way to Mt. Vernon Street,
John Ruggiero — Motorcycle. You have graduated from the bicycle stage.
William Shyne — Book. "The Man Who Was Born Again".
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Anthony Smith — Stripes. You will be a real "Sarge" when you wear these.
Edward Smith — Contract. We hope to hear your voice over the radio soon.
Ralph Surette — Chair. To park in, at the Fire House.
Samuel Thompson — Homework. Something to keep you in nights.
Thomas Thornton — Bed. Why you don't carry one with you, is a mystery
George Tomm — Rooster. Cock-a-doodle-do.
Edward Trusevitch — Capital "T ". To distinguish you from Uservich.
Henry Uservich — Capital "U ". To distinguish you from Trusevitch.
Romeo Valerio — Copy of Romeo and Juliet. Get better acquainted with
Edward Wenzel — Cigarettes. All one needs is a start.
John Zabrowski — Lantern. The road from the Westwood line is dark.
Robert Zoboli — Soap box. Take this to Boston Common.
• QUOTATIONS FOR GIRLS
Mildred Adametz — "Marriage is a holy state."
Jean Adamonis — "Gentle of speech, beneficient of mind.''
Elinor Adelmann — "The world knows nothing of its greatest woman."
Priscilla Atwood — "She was a wonder, Nothing less."
Priscilla Badger —
"Full well she kept her genial mood
And simple faith of maidenhood."
Louise Balboni — "Shadow of annoyance never came near thee."
Clare Barron — "Few things are impossible to diligence and skill."
Ruth Boulis — "So quiet we hardly knew she was there."
Helen Bowles — "As merry as the day is long."
Olive Boyd — "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame."
Minnie Braverman — "We never heard her speak in haste."
Hazel Burton — "Good nature is one of the richest fruits of personality."
Marie Clapp — "She preferred to be good, rather than to seem so."
Helen Costello — "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."
Marie Curran —
"Blithesome and cheery,
Still climbing heavenward."
Elsie Daniels — "The mildest manners with the bravest soul."
Virginia Dauderis — "Too low they build who build beneath the stars."
Mary Devine "Honor lies in honest toil."
Lucy Dowidauskis — "A girl there was of quiet ways."
Louise Drummey — "Her temper never out of place."
Dorothea Duffy —
"Her dear little tilted nose,
Her delicate dimpled chin."
Mary Dwane — "But oh, she dances such a way!"
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Grace Elisher —
"In forming an artist, art hath thus decreed,
To make some good, but others to exceed."
Phyllis Evans — "The pen is the tongue of the mind."
Alice Feaver —
"When joy and duty clash
Let duty go to smash."
Mary E. Flaherty —
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
Mary M. Flaherty —
"Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety."
Catherine Folan — "Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Dorothy Franklin —
"Oh, call it by some better name,
For Friendship sounds too cold !"
Jeanette Geroso —
"Lessons well done without fail every day
The future for her is prepared right away."
Margaret Gilson —
"Type of the wise who soar but never roam
True to the kindred points of heaven and home."
Elizabeth Glancy —
"If what must be given is given willingly, the kindness is doubled."
Nellie Glebus — "A fair exterior is a silent recommendation."
Clare Harrington —
"A full, rich nature, free to trust,
Truthful and almost sternly just."
Mary Hayes — "See where she comes apparell'd like the spring!"
Dorothy Heikkila —
"Her very frowns are fairer far,
Than smiles of other maidens are."
Leah Heikkinen — "Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other."
Geraldine Henry — "Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious."
Eva Holden — "Ornament of meek and quiet spirit."
Marion Ivatts — "Thou villain base know'st me not by my clothes?"
Ellen Jacobsen —
"Charm strikes the sight, good nature claims the heart and merit
wins the soul."
Lena Jankoski — "Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy."
Anne Javasaitis — "I chatter, chatter as I go."
Beatrice Johnson — "Nothing is so dear and precious as time."
Lillian Karki —
"Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil
O'er books consum'd the midnight oil?"
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Sarah Kelley — "I have a heart with room for every joy."
Joan Kelly —
"A fresh and merry heart
Is better far than wealth.''
Ann Kodis —
"Oh blest with the temper whose unclouded ray,
Can make tomorrow cheerfulness as today."
Wanda Kotak — "The living voice is that which sways the soul."
Edna Laffey — "Travel is a part of education."
Gladys Lindblom —
"She's all my fancy painted her,
She's lovely, she's divine."
Anna Lindfors — "Blushing is the color of virtue."
Angeline Lorusso and Mary Lydon —
"We are the music makers,
We are the dreamers of dreams."
Barbara Marvas —
"A sunshine heart
And a soul of song."
Louise Mazzola —
"Or light, or dark, or short or tall
She sets her net to snare them all."
Dorothy McDermott — "It is not strength, but art, obtains the prize."
Katherine McLean —
"Zealous, yet modest; innocent though free;
Patient of toil, serene amidst alarm
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms."
Annie Medvesky — "Put not your trust in princes."
Anne Mike — "The greatest happiness comes from the greatest activity."
Gertrude Minkevitch —
"Those curious locks so aptly twin'd
Whose every hair a soul doth bind."
Rita Monbouquette — "Speech is great but silence is greater."
Julia Notarangelo —
"Along the cool sequestered vale of life,
She kept the noiseless tenor of her way."
Ruth Nutter — "Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."
Dorothy O'Kane —
"Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act,
And make her generous thought a fact."
Stella O'Kulovitch "Amiability shines by its own light."
Mae O'Leary — "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
Anne Shirley Orent — "The finest poetry was first experience."
Anna O'Toole — "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
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Emma Paduck — "Take care and say it with presence of mind."
Anna Radzwill — "Lift up your voice in gladsome praise."
Ruth Reynolds — "Who knows but a half-pint holds gold?"
Bronsie Rudvilovitch — "As merry as the day is long."
Mary Ruscetti — "And though hard be the task, keep a stiff upper lip."
Helen Sanborn — "In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare."
Kathryn Saulen —
"I see but cannot reach the height
That lies forever in the light."
Dorothy Sherman — "Keep thy friend under thy own life's key."
"So many worlds, so much to do,
So little done, such things to be."
Amelia Stankiewicz — "Her face, oh call it fair, not pale!"
Jennie Starta — "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Nancy Stone — "It hurteth not the tongue to give fair words."
Barbara Stonis — "Silence sweeter is than speech."
Sadie Thomas —
"Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream."
Caroline Tomm — "The world, dear — is a strange affair."
Ellen Torpey — "As frank as rain on cherry blossoms."
Helen Treciokas — "Gentleness succeeds better than violence."
Dorothy Tweddle — "Wisdom is better than rubies."
"Sing again, with your clear voice revealing a tune of some world
far from ours."
Martha Wozniak — "Be plain in dress and sober in your diet."
Anna Zimlicki —
"She moves a goddess,
And she looks a queen."
QUOTATIONS FOR BOYS
Richard Adelmann — "Write me down as one who loves his fellow men."
Peter Amirault —
"But this he is (and you know its true) a baseball player, and a
good one too."
Philip Anderson — "Wit and wisdom are born with a man."
Francis Barrett — "I bid you hear me."
Martin Barylak and Stanley Barylak —
"We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another."
Jack Bayer — "A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing."
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Norman Berezin — "The wise shall interpret thee."
Joseph Bilotta —
"And man, oh man, how he doth like
To ride upon his motor bike."
Howard Blasenak "An upright judge, a learned judge."
Elston Burnham — By the work one knows the workman."
John Burns —
"A pensive scholar what is fame
A fitful tongue of leaking flame."
Allen Carlson — If we offend it is with our good will."
William Chase —
"The stars above are friends of his;
He calleth each by name."
Bernard Chubet —
"With noble prospects on before him,
He lets the pretty maidens floor him."
William Cobb — "A merry mechanic who sings all day long."
Ralph Conrad —
"He waved his magic brush, and there appeared a painted master-
Bernard Cornelia — "I hate nobody, I'm in charity with the world."
Neal Coughlin — "A muscular man is he, as strong as strong can be."
Bartley Curran — "I would help others out of a fellow feeling."
Charles Daly —
"Forward march, boys. Hep! Hep! Hep!
Onward, on! To Morse Hill Prep."
Alfred DeFlaminis —
"He glides across the ballroom floor,
And dances till his feet are sore."
Henry De Flaminio —
"He sights the lasses, doth pursue em.
He sings to em, but doth not woo em."
Charles Diggs — "Fleeter than horses, swifter than men."
Arthur Early — "Make big offenders toe the mark."
Roger Flaherty —
"Devise, with; Write, pen; for I am
Whole volumes in folio."
Thomas Flaherty —
"Sang in tones of deep emotion,
Sang of love and songs of longing."
Frederick Frueh "I have no gift at all at shrewdness."
Joseph Gallagher — "Bid me discourse, I will ever lend thine ear."
Fred Grosso — "Little man, what now?"
Ernest Gustafson — "Oh, I am stabbed with laughter."
60 YEAR BOOK
William Harding — "You must not slumber there."
Johnston Hepburn —
"From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot he is all mirth.'
Robert Holman — "Blessings on thee, little man!"
Thomas Hopkins —
"And tell me now what makes thee sing
With voice so loud and free."
Ensio Hurma — "I am a true philosopher, who listens much and speaks little."
Thomas Hynes and Harold Johnson — "This is the long and short of it."
Alfonse Janavich — "Both handsome and happy, gifted and good."
Roy Johnson — "I am resolved to grow fat and look young till forty."
Charles Jones — "Where have you been for the last three years."
John Kelley — "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance."
"There's one way to a woman's heart —
Become a rugged football hero."
Vincent King — Ay, every inch a king."
Einari Kinnenen — "The pen is the tongue of the mind."
Heimo Lammi — "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."
Max Lechter — "Then he will talk — good gods! how he will talk."
George Lee —
"If I'm not as large as you
You are not so small as I."
James Lynch —
"We grant although he had much wit
He was very shy of using it."
Harold Margeson —
"Attempt the end and never stand to doubt.
Nothing's so hard but search will find it out."
Frank Massey — "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
Philip McKeown —
"When he doubles up his fist
He looks just like a pugilist."
Richard Merrill —
"If to women he be bent,
They have him at commandment."
Nicholas Mike — "Patience and shuffle the cards."
Ernest Muhlberger —
"Reasons whole pleasure, all the joys of sense,
Lie in three words — health, peace and competence."
Thomas Millin —
"Whatever skeptic could inquire for
For every why he had a wherefor."
John Mulvehill —
"Genteel in personage, conduct and equipage
Noble by heritage, generous and free."
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James Murphy — "So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war."
Lloyd Murray — "He was a gentleman from sole to crown."
Robert Nelson — "Sig no more, ladies, sigh no more."
Henry Nordblom "111 speak in a monstrous little voice."
Robert O'Brien — "He'll find a way."
Edward Paduck —
"Oh blest with temper whose unclouded ray
Can make tomorrow cheerful as today."
Joseph Pazniokas —
"What e'er he did was done with so much ease,
In him alone 'twas natural to please."
Robert Plummer — "Better late than never."
"Thus neglecting worldly ends, are dedicated
To closeness and the betterment of my mind."
Leon Rasanen —
"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world,
Like a colossus."
Joseph Roslauskas — "A man to match the mountains and the sea."
Kenneth Ross —
"What shall I do to be forever known
And make the age to come my own."
John Ruggiero — "Let me but do my work from day to day."
William Shyne — "There is no true orator who is not a hero."
Anthony Smith — "He himself would have been a soldier."
Edward Smith — "An ounce of wit is worth an ounce of sorrow."
Ralph Surette — "He that was so strong and young and lithe."
Samuel Thompson — "Only sleep is here."
Thomas Thornton — "Ah, how soon I tired get."
George Tomm — "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."
Edward Trusevitch —
"And I oft have heard defended
Little said is soonest mended."
Henry Uservich — "Men of few words are the best men."
Romeo Valerio —
"He knew what's what, and that's as high
As metaphysic wit can fly."
Edward Wenzel —
"True as the dial to the sun
Although it be not shined upon."
John Zabrowski — "His time is forever, everywhere his place."
Robert Zoboli —
"He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one;
Exceedingly wise, fair spoken and persuading."
62 YEAR BOOK
• HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1937
As our third year at this school draws to a close, we find ourselves
reminiscing over our successful career as a high school group. A faint smile
crosses our face as we remember these days — days that seemed endless then,
but now seem to have passed on wings.
We entered this school as Sophomores with a look of bewilderment on
our face and a troubled frown upon our brow. This all disappeared with the
election of class officers. Among the many candidates, the chosen few were:
President, Norman Berezin; Vice President, Jack Burns; Secretary, Gladys
Lindblom; Treasurers, Anne Shirley Orent and Max Lechter; and James
Murphy, A. A. Council. Under the guidance of these able officers we began to
make a name for "37".
The Sophomore play, "A Sign Unto You", proved to the upper-classmen
that some of the Sophomores were not as insignificant as they had first believed
us to be. The cast, coached by Mr. Butler, included Katherine McLean, Robert
Zoboli, Jack Burns, Ruth Silverman, Louise Mazzola, and George Lee.
The next event was the Sophomore party. It was amid gales of laughter
that we sought our friends because this was a costume party. Prizes for the
best costumes were given out, and we distinctly remember Mary Hayes
winning the first prize for her costume as a "little girl". Many new personali-
ties were discovered that night due to the entertainment which consisted of
dancing, singing, and other musical arrangements. Later, refreshments were
served, followed by dancing.
Since this was the last social for the Sophomores, we dropped into oblivion
until our entrance as Juniors in the fall. The outcome of the Junior election
proved to be: President, Bernard Chubet; Vice President, Joseph Pazniokas;
Secretary, Katherine McLean; Treasurers, Priscilla Badger and Max Lechter;
A. A. Council, Gertrude Minkevitch.
The first item on our social calendar was the Junior Prom. The gym,
which had been decorated in the class colors, was a scene of colorful gowns
and gay couples dancing to the strains of Ernie Gotham's orchestra.
At the end of our Junior year, we were definitely acquainted with the
school and each other. We came back in September as lofty Seniors who
gave sophisticated glances and wrong directions to the Sophomores. Our new
principal greeted us and at the same time made a fine impression on the whole
school. It was not long before things were running smoothly under the leader-
ship of President Jack Mulvehill, who was assisted by Roger Flaherty as Vice
President; Katherine McLean as Secretary; Priscilla Badger and Bill Shyne as
Treasurers; and Clare Barron for A. A. Council.
President Mulvehill suggested that we have a dance in December to
celebrate the tenth anniversary of the school. Everyone that ever attended
Norwood High School was invited to the dance. Many of the older graduates
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welcomed this chance to again visit their teachers and classmates and during
the evening could be seen chatting together.
The Senior Class again stepped into the spotlight, when on April 9th
the play "Big Hearted Herbert" was presented. Honors that night went to
Dorothea Duffy, Jack Hepburn, Alphonse Janavich, Thomas Hynes, Mildred
Adametz, Edward Paduck, Mary Hayes, Gladys Lindblom, and several others.
Many future stars will probably result from this great performance which was
coached so well by Miss Gray.
Breaking all tradition, we decided that our prom should be held in May
instead of during the winter. As this goes to press the date is definitely set
for May twenty-first. We are convinced that this prom will draw a large crowd
due to the fact that it is the first spring dance ever to be given here. Committees
are working hard to insure the success of it and we feel sure that each year
the Senior prom will be held in the Spring due to our ingenuity.
Again breaking the usual custom, we voted to wear caps and gowns for
As we ponder over these events, we are sorry to think that they are
over. Even though the future holds many new and exciting adventures for us,
we shall never forget the days spent at Norwood High School. But now
the hands of the clock in the tower show that the final hour has come, so it is
with great difficulty that we close this chapter of our lives.
• 1937 COMMENCEMENT
Class Day June 4
Class Banquet June 7
Graduation . June 8
• COMMENCEMENT HONORS
Oration William Shyne
Will Roger Flaherty
Prophecy Dorothy McDermott, Joseph Pazniokas
History Elinor Adelmann
Statistics Max Lechter
Gifts to Girls Priscilla Badger, Gladys Lindblom
Gifts to Boys Thomas Flaherty, Samuel Thompson
Quotations Barbara Keady, John Donnell
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• CLASS OFFICERS— CLASS OF 1937
President Norman Berezin
Vice President Jack Burns
Secretary Gladys Lindblom
Treasurers Max Lechter, Anne Shirley Orent
A. A. Council James Murphy
President Bernard Chubet
Vice President Joseph Pazniokas
Secretary Katherine McLean
Treasurers Priscilla Badger, Max Lechter
A. A. Council Gertrude Minkevitch
President John Mulvehill
Vice President Roger Flaherty
Secretary Katherine McLean
Treasurers Priscilla Badger, William Shyne
A. A. Council Clare Barron
• CLASS WILL
WE, the class of 1937, being physically unsound, mentally unreliable,
scholastically deficient, spiritually lost, and intellectually hopeless, having
reached the last days of a twelve year period prescribed by the Educational
Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and having been judged, in spite
of our short-comings, as being fit to depart, do hereby declare, assert, and
affirm this to be our last will and testament, and do hereby declare any previous
document of like nature to be null and void.
WHEREAS: All debts legally contracted by us, to-wit, class taxes,
remuneration for lost books, locks, etc., having been made good to ths satis-
faction of the authorities, and whereas all that we have taken from the institu-
tion having been returned in full to the same, we do hereby bequeath the
remainder of our estate to the following in the manner as prescribed herein:
Article I: To Lincoln D. Lynch, Superintendent of Schools, to the Nor-
wood School Committee, to our Principal Mr. Leighton S. Thompson, and to
the undergraduates, we leave our collective love and heart-felt sympathy.
Article II: To our sub-master, Mr. Charles A. Hayden, we leave a little
black note-book, to replace the worn one he now carries, with the conditions
that inscribed on the property described therein, is to be, in gold letters, his
noble name with middle name printed in full.
Article III: To the janitors of the buildings we leave our apologies and
any initials carved throughout the building.
Article IV: To the teachers of the institution, we leave our thanks,
sympathy, best wishes for success in the noble cause they have devoted their
lives to, and our admiration for their beautiful attitude of Christian resignation
during periods of extreme emotional stress.
Article V: To H. Bennett Murray, we leave a certificate giving him the
privilege of resting during the sixth period on each Tuesday and Thursday —
condition attached requiring him to devote no less than two minutes of those
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periods to soulful meditation on the days when his worst class roamed at large
in the gymnasium.
Article VI: Corporal Anthony Smith, and all responsibilities involved
therein, we leave to the National Guard with recommendation that he be used
for ornamental purposes only, being too valuable to risk in combat.
God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
Article VII: Elinor and Richard Adelmann's touching devotion for each
other, we leave to Joseph and Veronica Riley. The court will make no official
inquiry as to their behavior in their own homes.
Article VIII: Thomas Flaherty's role in the senior play in which he was
required to consume a pie, we leave to Uuno Hallman. Included in the property
will be a season pass to the kitchen and a standing order for bicarbonate of soda.
Article IX: Marie Clapp's saint-like disposition at all times, we leave to
Margaret Sheehan. The court will not, in this case either, make official inquiry
as to behavior in their homes.
Article X: Henry DeFlaminio's devotion for Miss Johngren, we leave to
any freshman, or sophomore, or junior, who may pass her requirements. The
court encourages any person or persons who may fail to pass aforementioned
requirements, to carry on unofficially.
Article XI: Ruth Nutter's unchallenged and unequalled position in the
senior class, which we make no attempt to define, we leave to Irene Costello,
who from our point of observation seems a worthy successor.
Article XII: Francis Barrett's never-failing entrance-gag of "I come to
fix the oil burner,'' we leave to Edmund Mulvehill or any junior who knows
a girl who has to take care of a house.
Article XIV: Mildred Adametz's complex for red-heads off and on the
stage, we leave to the Norwood Trust Company, to be held in safety, and to
be taken from its place on rare occasions, only.
Article XV: Stanley Barylak's cap and gown which he wore on exhibition
before the senior boys' sectional meeting, we leave to the Smithsonian Institute.
We laughed; posterity will roar.
Article XVI: Anne Shirley Orent's political success we leave to Isabel
Mutch. This added to what papa can teach Isabel, should get her to the White
House before her father.
Article XVII: John Moloney, and Michael McDonagh, we leave to
every class up until 1 950 at which time they may cash in on their social security.
Article XVIII: William Shyne's mathematical ingenuity we leave to the
mathematics department. Added to this bequest we leave Joseph Pazniokas,
for obvious reasons.
Article XIX: Phyllis Evans' tap-dancing ability we leave to any junior
who ain't got rhythm.
Article XX: Bartley Curran's ability as an oral topic artist, we leave to
Donald Alden, who recently distinguished himself in a stage production in
the role of a voice off-stage.
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Article XXI: Norman Berezin's ability to start revolutions in the orchestra
everytime they had overtime, we leave to any aspiring John L. Lewis in the
Article XXII: Wanda Kotak's activities on the high C's, we leave to
Elizabeth Bernier; if either or both are present, will they send their As for
Article XXIII: Thomas Hopkins' efficiency, so well shown in his man-
agerial positions in the sports world, we leave to Roy Hanson, along with
Hoppy's collection of rapid-fire alibis.
Article XXIV: Robert Holman's choice of locker-room wise cracks we
leave to Thomas Conroy. He might as well have them legally; he'll steal
Article XXV: Robert O'Brien's telephone-technique, we leave to his
brother Ray. The court assumes no responsibility for the O'Brien telephone
bill. It must be terrific.
Article XXVI: Lloyd Allan Murray's sheer courage in selection of shirts
and ties, we also leave to Ray O'Brien.
Article XXVII: Jack Mulvehill's and Richard Merrill's policy of "one
for all, and all for one," we leave to Bill Walker and Johnny Kelly. The court
suggests, however, that the motto be reworded so as to read, "one for me and
one for you."
Article XXVIII: Dorothy Sherman's "little girl in a great big world"
appearance, we leave to Betty Schroeder. The court views with patriotic alarm
the possibility of the marines ever coming up the Neponset River.
Article XXIX: George Lee's talent for undercover work in class politics,
we leave to James Keady. As vote-smugglers, both stand supreme.
Article XXX: Anne Javasaitis' perpetual Pepsodent smile, we leave to
Helen Glancy to replace the disgusted and bored expression with which she
sees us fools.
Article XXXI: Nancy Stone's passion for variety in automobiles, we
leave to Marjorie Bemis. The town of Dedham probably will not barricade
Washington Street, but Norwood should have long ago.
Article XXXII: Howard Blasenak's rich baritone and Henry Nordblom's
basso-profundo, we leave to Terrence Barrett and Leo Bazzy. Objections to
their rendering of "Asleep in the Deep". Objection sustained.
Article XXXIII: Charles Daly's ability to mimic foreign dialects — and
one in particular — we leave to Wayne Foster. The court defends its action
in its claim to diverting Foster's interest away from long automobile rides
Article XXXIV: Arthur Early's all-round athletic ability, we leave to
Howard Horton. The court will not consider any petitions to allow spats to
be worn with uniforms. The beneficiary will have to remove them.
Article XXXV: Jeanette Geroso's ability to get around the bases in
her own quiet little way, we leave to Eloise Baker. No strikes, the bases are full.
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Article XXXVI: Katherine McLean s efficiency as a secretary, we leave
to Jean Martin. Jean always wanted to take notes on people, either as a
secretary or a columnist.
Article XXXVII: Marion Ivatts' ability to talk quite clearly with her
eyes, we leave to Mary Magnani. The court is influenced by the desire to see
aforementioned eyes on a brunette.
Article XXXVIII: Allan Carlsons ability to wear a hat, we leave to Nor-
well Bailey. Norwell looks too much like a poet. He needs Carlson's air of
Having thus disposed of our estate, and having petitioned all those
mentioned to take no offense where none was meant, we do hereby, set our
hand and seal, given this eighth day of June in the Year of our Lord, one
thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven.
Signed: The Class of 193 7
Witnessed: Roger Flaherty, 37
CLASS DAY ORATION
• FOREVER FORWARD
In all the history of civilization there never was an age of greater con-
venience than the present. Countless generations have built up for us a world
of immeasureable ease. Discovery and invention have furnished us with
comforts and luxury to an extent never before known. We can travel like the
wind itself across land or sea in this modern world. Our gigantic steamers plow
the waves; our automobiles and trains speed across the continents, over rivers,
under rivers, above the ground and beneath the ground. Our airplanes soar
above the clouds, carrying us in the air, on the water or down to the earth,
just as we choose. The radio weaves its mysterious path through the ether
waves, and makes it possible for us to tune in any station in the country or
across the sea.
But what good are all the scientific discoveries if they are to be used
for new methods of warfare? What good are high powered automobiles if
they are permitted to speed the kidnapper from justice? If our labor saving
machines succeed only in piling up more money for the rich, instead of making
every day needs cheaper for the poor, are they worth the trouble of inventing?
This does not mean the possible values of these inventions have been over-
loaded. If the labor organizations incite strikes and violence instead of
uniting the laboring classes to their own advantage, it is not the fault of the
system, but the use to which it is put. Thus, all the greatest things of life
can be misused and become a power for evil instead of good.
70 YEAR BOOK
It is apparent that the difference between the best lives and the worst
lives does not lie in the possession of certain qualities in the one, and the lack
of them in the other. The difference lies in the use to which the same qualities
may be put. Temper in a child is a problem, but what possibilities may be
found in a tempestuous child when he has learned to control his energy.
Lieing in a child is a dangerous habit, but what a brilliant future lies ahead
for the imaginative child who learns to distinguish fact from fancy.
Ambition, the desire to possess and surpass, to be more than other people
are, has left a blood stained trail across history. However, in spite of the
ruinous meaning that ambition can have, none of us who hope to amount to
anything, can be without it. Surely, it is one of the most powerful driving
forces of our life.
Combativeness, or the urge to fight, can express itself in sheer savagery,
or it can have a meaning far beyond the realms of physical violence. Pugnacity
may appear in a gunman, contentious, reckless; or it may appear in a group
of scientists who are battling a plague. This same quality may cause serious
injury in a fight, or it may go into a pulpit to help humanity.
Thus, while all these instincts can be abused, they can also be made the
most valuable part of our equipment through life. However, they must be
harnessed and made to contribute to our happiness.
Life is full of such challenges of this sort. Every way we turn there is a
choice to be made. Let us consider the question of our leisure hours. We can
make of leisure an opportunity to wake up our latent talents in art or music;
we can develop our bodies with helpful physical recreation. Or, we can litter
up our minds with casual trash. In our daily work this same situation exists.
We can drag unwilling feet to our desks every morning with just as little
effort and enthusiasm as possible. Or, we can tackle every task with deter-
mination, and develop and strengthen our powers and thus pave our way to
So, today we the class of 1937, are leaving to begin a new life. It is
with some reluctance that we go, for the years that we have passed here are
full of pleasant memories. But the thought of something greater dominates
our soul, and urges us on. We shall not remember all we have learned here,
but the high aims and standards we can never forget.
We leave to find our adventure in the new world. If we succeed, we shall
bring honor and glory to our school. If we fail, we must try again, for no great
achievement was ever attained without a struggle.
We have the world before us, a world moving at a faster tempo than
ever before in history. Great problems are yet to be solved; new unseen and
undreamed of achievements are yet to happen. Into this unknown let us look
fearlessly; let us advance courageously with full confidence in our ability to
meet every challenge, to overcome every obstacle, and to achieve ultimate
success and victory. William Shyne '37
CLASS OF 1937
• CLASS PROPHECY
Time: 195 7.
Place: The "News of the Nation" building in Washington, D. C.
Situation: The editors of the "News of the Nation", Joseph Pazniokas
and Dorothy McDermott, are compiling the news.
Joseph: Where's that reporter, Einari Kinnunen?
Dorothy: He went out two hours ago to get some story or other and
hasn't returned yet.
Joseph: I'll bet he's down at the "Barber and Beauty Salon" which
Gladys Lindblom and Nellie Glebus have recently opened. Women can do
anything with Einari.
Dorothy: I've noticed that ever since Clare Barron and Eva Holden
opened their "Flapjack Diner", you've taken a sudden liking to Flapjacks.
Joseph: Let's get down to work. How is Congress getting along?
Dorothy: Those Congresswomen from Massachusetts are in the lime-
light again. Eleanor Adelmann, Anna Zimlicki, and Phyllis Evans are showing
stubborn men like you that women can be just as good politicians as men
are. Governor John Mulvehill of Massachusetts says this is so.
Joseph: Maybe it is so, but, as the great woman philosopher, Martha
Wozniak, has confessed, women must learn from men.
Dorothy: Did you hear all the complimentary things Richard Merrill
and Firechief James Murphy have to say about this? You must admit they
Joseph: Oh, they know women all right. They and Henry DeFlaminio
have just formed a bachelors' club.
Dorothy: We're neglecting our work again. Here's another item for
the first page: Alice Feaver has recently been appointed president of Wellesley
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Joseph: And this item about the Army and Navy maneuvers is inter-
esting. Here are pictures of Lieutenant Anthony Smith, of the Army, Francis
Massey of the Navy, and Harold Johnson of the Air Fleet.
Dorothy: Anthony looks very handsome in that cute little mustache.
Joseph: Another army officer, William Shyne, has completed important
researches in chemistry and has announced the discovery of a new war gas.
The gas is harmless but makes the soldiers wish they had stayed at home.
Shyne is the leader of the famous Science Trio, the other members of which
are: William Chase, the entomologist, and James Lynch, the physicist. Most
of their researches are financed by Thomas Thornton, the famous philan-
And here is more news from Massachusetts. The new Warner Bros,
picture, "Meet the Husband", starring Dorothea Duffy and Jack Hepburn,
has not been allowed in Massachusetts on account of the violent language
it contains. The censorship is due largely to an appeal by the Rev. Roger P.
Flaherty and the state censor, Robert Holman. The latter was so shocked at
the picture that he got up and walked out.
Dorothy: And here is a picture of the Rev. Roger P. Flaherty himself,
with two of the parish Sunday School teachers, Mr. Ralph Surrette and Mr.
It seems that Massachusetts is beginning to produce the greatest movie
stars now. In addition to Dorothea Duffy and Jack Hepburn, there is Louise
Mazzola, who started by making Betty Boop pictures. Mary Hayes is her maid
on and off the screen. Then there are Alphonse Janavich, who is now in the
position left vacant by Clark Gable and Robert Taylor, and Dorothy Sherman,
who started as a chorus girl.
Joseph: Enough for Hollywood. I wonder if we shall have room for
this account of the Nelson-Ross Circus and Carnival. I saw it and I know it's
Dorothy: I saw it too. Strange to say, the Norwoodites again seem to
be the chief stars: Dorothy Franklin, Louise Balboni, and Joe Billotta are the
motorcycle stars, and Kitty Folan is the great auto racer. Outside the Side
Show tent was Frank Barrett, yelling till the tents quivered. There were other
Norwoodites whom I cannot remember.
Joseph: Well, Marty Kelly sold tickets, Harold Margeson made the
posters, Fred Grosso and George Tomm fed the animals, and Everett Pyne
sold balloons. That's about all.
Dorothy: The animal trainer looked familiar.
Joseph: Oh, yes! That was Dick Adelmann. Let's take the radio page
Dorothy: The famous radio comedian, Tom Hopkins, has a new sponsor,
Romeo Valero, president of the Dodo Lollypop Firm. The former sponsor
was Kathryn Saulen of the Lady Saulen Face Powder Co. The program is ex-
CLASS OF 1937 73
tended to a full hour and has many new personalities: master of ceremonies,
Thomas Flaherty; Norman Berezin's swing orchestra; including the "Mad
Drummers", (Catherine McLean and Robert Zoboli; the vocal harmonizing
duet, Charles Jones and Henry Nordblom; the tap-dancer, Lena Jankoski,
who taps on the table with a pair of shoes on her hands; the cowgirl yodellers,
Angelina Lorusso and Barbara Marvas; that master of dialect, Stanley Barylak
and the torch and blues singers, Caroline Tomm, Sadie Thomas, and Sarah
Kelley. Martin Barylak sits with the orchestra and is paid five dollars a laugh.
Joseph: In the field of music, too, Norwood has furnished many celeb-
rities. In opera there are Wanda Kotak, Ellen Welch, and Howard Blasenak.
Lillian Karki and Jeanette Gerosso are with the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
and Elizabeth Glancy, the famous pianist, is giving lessons.
Dorothy: Next comes the sport page. Sports writer Arthur Early and
sports cartoonist Vincent King do a good job on it.
Joseph: Edward Smith and Edward Wenzel, the heads of a great athletic
association, are certain that their club basketball team will be undefeated this
year. The coach is Neal Coughlin, and the star players are Ernest Gustafson
and Ensio Hurma.
Dorothy: The Olympic Team is celebrating the success of the latest
Olympic meet. The stars are Charles Diggs, runner; John Donnell, wrestler;
Dorothy Heikkila, skater; and Anne Mike and Helen Simaski, the fastest
women runners in the country.
Several former Norwood athletes are touring the country. Among these
are Gertude Minkevitch, captain of the National Women's Champion Basket-
ball Team; Ann Javasaitis, tennis star; Sammy Thompson, golf champ; and
Edward Trusevitch, ping-pong star.
Joseph: Peter Amirault is the star of the Red Sox Team. I don't know
what this is doing on the sport page, but Bob Plummer, checker champ, and
Ralph Conrad, chess amateur, are playing exhibition games in Boston. I
wonder who taught Ralph how to play chess. I never could.
Dorothy: Now for the Society Page.
Joseph: Goody! Goody!
Dorothy: First we have that popular three: Nancy Stone, the fastest
driver in society; Ruth Nutter, the most typical of true femininity; and Anne
Orent, the most sociable.
Joseph: What have we about men? Ah! Mr. Ernest Muehlberger enter-
tained his friends Allen Carlson, playboy, and Mr. Joseph Gallagher, at after-
Dorothy: A few of our former school friends are celebrating wedding
anniversaries this month. For example, Mrs. Woodman, —
Joseph: Let's have the maiden names, please.
Dorothy: Mildred Adametz, Marion Ivatts, Leah Heikkinen, and Jack
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Joseph: That reminds me. Barbara Keady and Emma Padduck are enjoy-
ing life as nuns.
Dorothy: Here's another article, Stella O'Kulovitch, tap dancer, is
performing for charity at the Palace. And speaking of the Palace reminds
me that Thomas Hynes is a publicity agent for the Guild Theatre in Norwood.
Joseph: I really must go to see Mr. Edward Padduck one of these days.
He is conducting a dancing school in Boston. His rival, Alfred DeFlaminis,
recently won a cup for dancing.
Dorothy: I know you won't be interested, but here are some facts about
feminine school friends of ours: Anne O'Toole, head of the Red Cross, has
just returned from Geneva; Jean Adamonis, Priscilla Badger, and Clare Har-
rington are touring the country, lecturing on the value of education; Mary
Dwane is exploring the wilds of Africa. A new record was almost established
by Margaret Gilson, noted aviatrix, in her round-the-world flight. Another
aviatrix is Beatrice Johnson, who has just flown to the South Sea Isles with
her boy friend.
Joseph: Now here is an article worth reading. Mr. Nicholas Mike enter-
tained his friend John Zabrowski at luncheon at his home, the Chateau of Blois.
Also present was Prince Phillip Anderson.
Dorothy: That is all there is of importance on the society page.
Next we have two whole pages on "Interesting People". First there is
Lloyd Murray, who edits the puzzle page in a teachers' magazine, and still
keeps the pedagogues puzzled.
Joseph: That reminds me of another columnist — Leon Rasanen, who
writes for a men's magazine. His article is "How to Be Charming".
Dorothy: Several teachers and professors have developed from the
class of 193 7. For instance, Mr. John Burns is now a teacher of languages, and
Miss Anne Medvesky is a teacher of history — both in Norwood High School.
Miss Edna Laffey teaches stenography at Burdett College, Miss Amelia Stankie-
wicz teaches in grammar school, and Miss Geraldine Henry conducts kinder-
Joseph: Don't forget Mr. Charles Daly. He is now president of Morse
Dorothy: That ingenious mathematician, Mr. George Lee, said that if
all the teachers were laid end to end across the Atlantic Ocean,
Joseph: I've been thinking of that myself, but I've lost hope. How did
you enjoy your vacation?
Dorothy: I visited Massachusetts and found many of our old classmates
there. When my car broke down, Roy Johnson came along and had it fixed
in a jiffy. He still drives around in an old 1939 model. Did you know that
we have six engineers from our class? Neimo Lammi is a civil engineer,
Frederick Frueh is a radio engineer, Bernard Chubet and Joseph Burnham
are engineers in a dye factory and cotton mill respectively, and Joseph Ros-
CLASS OF 1937 75
lauskas and John Kelley are engineers with the New York, New Haven and
Hartford R. R.
Joseph: I traveled through the central states during my vacation. Out in
Missouri I met Bernard Cornelia, who is now a successful farmer. I stepped
into a lunch room for a glass of milk and found that the proprietor was Robert
O'Brien. He entertained his customers by reciting selections from Cicero and
Virgil. Other successful business men are Bartley Curran and Max Lechter,
who are now prosperous merchants. And that reminds me — where are the
business women you prophesied would develop from our class?
Dorothy. They're all over the country. Ann Kodis, for example, owns
a "Dress Shoppe" in New England. The designer is Dorothy Tweddle and
the mannikins are Louise Drummey, Helen Bowles, and Joan Kelley. Her
chief competitors are Ruth Reynolds and Bronsie Rudvilovitch and there is
Rita Monbouquette who works in a panic.
Joseph: Let's finish these pages on "Interesting People".
Dorothy: You asked for business women, and you'll get them. Next
there are those inseparable two — Virginia Dauderis and Elsie Daniels, who
work in the Municipal Building in Norwood. With them work Barbara Stonis
and Grace Elisher. And you know the four girls who forgot their shyness and
became traveling saleswomen: Mary Devine, Lucy Dowidauskas, Hazel
Burton and Minnie Braverman.
Joseph: I ought to know them! They sold me a carload of toys and
were gone before I could say a word. Now I suppose I'll have to get married
Dorothy: You shouldn't worry. Marie Curran and Mary Margaret
Flaherty are good nurses; and Ellen Jacobsen is a good maid. And you may
be interested to know that Mary Russetti is an heiress.
Joseph: You forget that we haven't finished this page on "Interesting
People" yet. Let's see now; John Ruggiero is making use of the experience
he gained while delivering papers. He's a milkman now.
Dorothy: And here's a picture of Olive Boyd climbing an electric pole.
She's a fine electrician.
Joseph: So are William Cobb and William Harding; only they don't
climb poles. Cobb lives in Walpole now.
Dorothy: I saw Mary Lydon, who is looking for a job. She says that
Ruth Boulis, Mary Ellen Flaherty, and Julia Notarangelo, have been hired
by Bird & Son.
Joseph: I hope Mary Lydon finds a position. I'm not so well-off myself
since that vacation. I had to resort to the pawn shop at the corner. The pawn
broker is Thomas Millin. I had to buy groceries from the town grocer, Henry
Ussrvitcb, "on the cuff".
Dorothy: Some more of the "Interesting People" are the air hostesses,
Ann Lindfors and Dorothy O'Kane. The latter is very popular with the
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passengers, because she can calm the children by drawing pictures for them.
And three telephone operators, Marie Clapp, Helen Sanborn, and Jennie
Starta, make extra money by telling bed time stories over the telephone.
Helen Treciokas, as a leisure time leader, has helped to make life more pleas-
ant for most people in Massachusetts.
Joseph: I was in Norwood just last week, so I'll write an article of my
own on "Pleasing Personalities". A popular hostess in the great Norwood
Hotel is Helen Costello, who has done much to make the first great hotel in
the town a success. Another successful woman is Anna Radzwill, who used
to be a companion to a millionaire's wife.
Dorothy: Did you stop at Mae O'Leary's hot dog stand on the state
highway? She makes the most delicious hot dogs I've ever tasted.
Joseph: I once stopped there a little before midnight. I saw Ellen Torpey
come in with a load of luggage. She was eloping.
Dorothy: Einari just came in and he said that he saw Priscilla Atwood.
She is a great eye specialist, you know. — Where are you going?
Joseph: 111 have to have my eyes examined. They've been sore for
a week. What do you think of this paper?
Dorothy: It's the greatest issue we've put out yet. This will convince
Mr. Hayden that our class is a success, after all.
Joseph: I hope so.
Joseph Pazniokas '37
Dorothy McDermott '37
CLASS OF 1937
A stranger at crossroads store —
"Who's the close-mouthed fellow over
in the corner? He hasn't spoken a
word for the last 1 5 minutes."
Village loafer — "He ain't close-
mouthed. He's jest waitin' for the store-
keeper to bring the spittoon back."
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Mary — "Waldo is such a dear! He
is going to teach me how to play cards,
so that I'll know all about it after we're
Alice — "That's nice. What game is
he going to teach you?"
Mary — "I think he calls it solitaire."
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Diner — "I cant eat this soup."
Waiter — "Sorry sir, I'll call the
Diner — "Mr. Manager, I can't eat
Manager — "I'll call the chef."
Diner — "I can't eat this soup, Mr.
Chef — "Neither can I."
Diner — "What's the matter?"
Chef — "Nothing. I haven't got a
She — "You have a kind face."
She — "Yes, a funny kind."
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Mr. V. — "Our George will be in the
hospital a long time."
Mrs. V. — "Why? Have you seen his
Mr. V. — "No, but I have seen his
9ft 3$ 3£
Beta "Did Clara enjoy her date
with Joe last night?"
Alpha — "She was never so humili-
ated in her life. When he started to eat
his soup, five couples got up and began
She — "If you try to kiss me I'll call
He — "What's the matter with your
She — "Oh, he isn't as deaf as mother
rf, Zft 2ft
Cop — "How did you knock this
Motorist — "I didn't knock him
down. I just pulled up to him, stopped
my car, and waited to let him pass.
Hitch Hiker from the High School —
"Hi mister! I'm going your way."
Driver — "Splendid! I'll see you
A man wrapped up in himself makes
a very small package.
2ft 9fr Sfi
They were sitting in the moonlight
in the swing alone. No word broke the
stillness for half an hour, until —
She — "Suppose you had money,
what would you do?"
He (drawing out chest in all the
glory of young manhood) — "I'd
He felt her young, warm hand slide
into his. When he looked up, she had
gone. In his hand was a nickel!
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Patient — "I understand fish is good
for the brain. Can you recommend any-
Doctor — "Well, you might begin
with a whale."
Sg, 9£ flf
Nurse — "Whom are they operating
Orderly — "A fellow who had a golf
ball knocked down his throat at the
Nurse — "And who is the man wait-
ing so nervously in the hall? A relative?
Orderly — "No, that's the golfer.
He's waiting for his ball."
V V V
She — "How did you get all banged
He — "Skiing."
She — "What happened?"
He — "I couldn't decide which side
of the tree to go around."
V V *r
Teacher — If minnie in Indian means
water, what does Minnesota mean?"
Johnnie — "Soda water."
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Absent-minded Prof. — "Waiter,
twenty minutes ago I ordered a grilled
steak. Have you forgotten it or have
I eaten it?"
-f. rf, Sp
Doctor — "Is your insomnia improv-
ing at all?"
Patient — "Oh, yes."
Doctor — "In what way?"
Patient — "My foot goes to sleep
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To the Graduating Class of 1937
It is customary for the graduating class to be the recipient of
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Manufacturers and Distributors of
Asphalt Roofing and Siding Products
Armored with Bakelite Rugs and Floor Coverings
Fibre Shipping Cases and Shoe Cartons
Flower Pots and Special Papers
EAST WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS
Trade Mark of Bakelite Corp.
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CLEAR WEAVE HOSIERY STORES, Inc.
Largest Hosiery and Lingerie Chain
in New England
692A Washington Street
alter H. Brown
Sheet Metal Work
Welding, Radiator Repairing
Dents Removed from Auto
Bodies and Fenders
8 Vernon St., Norwood
Telephone NORwood 0720
100 % Waterproof Paints
655 Washington Street
RUSSELL PHARMACY, Inc.
609 Washington Street, Norwood, Mass.
Registered Skilled Pharmacist
Always in Attendance
WILLIAM E. RUSSELL, Reg. Ph. G.
DONALD J. SMITH, Reg. Ph.
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W. E. MACE
Choice Line of
345 PROSPECT STREET
1 ■ The Theatre Beautiful BP
Vhere the N. H. S. Pupils Meet
Presenting the Best
SHOWN DIRECTLY AFTER THEIR
MATINEES OC« CHILDREN
Daily 2 P.M. £jC 10c
W2E 8 ALL SEATS 40c
Entire New Show Every '
THURSDAY and SUNDAY
J. C. LANDRY'S
635 WASHINGTON STREET
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Talbot Block — Room 16 Cor. Washington and Guild Sts.
Tel. Norwood 0062
ONYX BEAUTY SALON
All Branches of Beauty Culture
Closed Wednesday afternoon except by appointment
Visit Us at Our New Location in Which You Will
Find a Complete Line of
Washers, Gas & Electric Ranges, Ironers, Oil Burners
When you are in need of paint remember we carry a complete line of
SHERWIN and WILLIAMS PAINTS and VARNISHES
We are still the same old reliable Plumbing and Heating specialists
THOMAS F. RILEY 47 Day Street
STANLEY RADIO CO.
The Store of Honest and Dependable Service
Radio and Refrigeration Sales and Service
Washing Machines — Amplifiers for All Occasions
1044 Washington Street, Norwood, Mass. — Tel. Norwood 1498-W
South Boston Branch: 450 West Broadway — Tel. South Boston 0558
THE MODERN DAIRY
THOMAS A. DONOVAN
PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM
In Our New Cream Top Bottle. Something More Than Just a Bottle
of Milk. Write or Call for Demonstration
SAFEST TO USE"
350 Lenox Street
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NORWOOD . . . BOSTON
16 BROADWAY 184 SUMMER ST.
NORwood 1250 LIBerty 0035
All the News the Day
2 Cents the Copy
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BUICK - PONTIAC
Sales and Service
Headquarters for Better Used Cars
at Right Prices
NORWOOD BUICK CO.
10-16 Cottage Street
Telephone Nor. 0181
1 2 Vernon Street, Norwood
Business Men's Lunch
Sunday and Holiday Dinners
We Cater to Special Parties
Private Dining Rooms
Private Dance Hall
Greyhound and New England
Open daily: 7:00 A. M. to 8:00 P. M.
THRIFT FURNITURE SHOP
505 Washington Street
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THE GILLIS BUSINESS SCHOOL
COMPTOMETER (Felt & Tarrant Co. Norwood Branch)
MIMEOGRAPH EDIPHONE SHORTHAND
DICTATION TYPEWRITING BOOKKEEPING
The practical shorthand written with A, B, C&.
Easy to learn to write and read
DAY AND EVENING CLASSES
30 Walpole Street Norwood 0844
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638 Washington Street, Norwood
Tel. NORwood 1582
Norwood Trust Co.
Safe Deposit Boxes
Real Estate Department
Xmas and Tax Clubs
The Flower Shop
Member Federal Reserve System
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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"Put Your Feet in Regan's Hands"
'RED CROSS" SHOES
AAA to C
Sizes up to 9
Styled up to the Minute
Girls' White Sport Oxfords $2.19 to $3.95
REGAN'S SHOE CORNER
637 Washington Street
and Ice Cream
complete line of
and gifts at
"Everything we sell you
can see us make"
the alice shop
71 1 Washington street
NORWOOD THEATRE BLDG.
Norwood 1 293
Frank A. Morrill, Pres.
Carroll P. Nead, Treas.
FRANK A. MORRILL, Inc.
Bigelow Block, 698 Washington Street
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Shopping with us is surely not a
Sonny, Sis and Mother say it's a
The whole family knows our
clerks are most polite
And our tasty products are priced
The Excel Bakery
526 Washington Street
(Near Railroad Ave.)
"Where Baking Is an Art —
Not Just a Business"
Open Sundays 4 to 6:30 p. m.
Good Luck to the
Class of 1937
The Prescription Store
Conger Block, Norwood
Prescriptions Called for and Delivered
FOR A BANNER YEAR IN SPORTS
Norwood High School Athletic Assoc.
Make This a One Hundred Per Cent Organization
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WINSLOW BROS. & SMITH CO.
Sheepskin Tanners since 1776
Composition ^ Electrotyping
Presswork ▲ Binding
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CURTAINS MADE TO ORDER
Cottage Sets — Prisciila Style or Tailored
Each Season We Shop for the Latest Curtain Fabrics
Over 200 Styles and Patterns DRESS GOODS
in our stock of ready-made Over 150 designs of "Suavette Crepe
Curtains for your selection. in stock. This wash silk is nationally
Made in Norwood
known and guaranteed fast colors.
See Our White Silks for
Your Graduation Dress
NORWOOD FABRIC SHOP
6 Guild Street
Ho! man — Caterer
653 Washington Street
GERTRUDE'S PASTRY SHOPPE
Fancy Pastry Is Our Specialty
610A Washington Street Norwood, Mass.
Telephone NORwood 0948-M
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L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF
Jeweler to the Senior Class of
Norwood High School
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