IBRARY k N0RW006 Hm^^LLlBRARY CLASS OF 1937 YEAR BOOK PUBLISHED BY SENIOR CLASS NORWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Norwood, Massachusetts NORWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY Nichols S£p§st Nowosd, UA CS^§2 CLASS OF 1937 YEAR BOOK STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wanda Kotak ASSISTANT EDITORS Joseph Pazniokas Mildred Adametz BUSINESS EDITORS Anne Shirley Orent Max Lechter BUSINESS STAFF Samuel Thompson Priscilla Badger Nancy Stone Anna Zimlicki Francis Barrett Ruth Nutter Barbara Keady Jeanette Geroso Alphonse Janavich Robert O'Brien K man Kinnunen LITERARY EDITORS Dorothy McDermott LITERARY STAFF Athletic Reporters Annie Mike Thomas Flaherty Joke Editors Richard Adelmann Jack Hepburn Class Notes William Shyne Clare Barron Dorothy Franklin Assemblies Phyllis Evans William Chase Dorothy O'Kane ART STAFF Dorothy Tweddle Gladys Lindblom YEAR BOOK • EDITORIAL 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 School. The Editor-in-Chief LEIGHTON THOMPSON Principal CHARLES A. HAYDEN Submaster RUTH M. GOW Dean of Girls JAMES H. BUTLER Senior Adviser CLASS OF 1937 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page YEAR BOOK STAFF 1 EDITORIAL 4 LITERATURE 8 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 Fog 18 Reflections on the Life of My Cat 19 A Memory 20 SPORTS 21 Highlights in Girls' Sports 21 Boys' Sports 23 QUEST CLUB 27 MUSIC 29 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 CLASS OF 1 937 39 Class Prospectus 40 Senior Statistics 49 Gifts 50 Gifts for Girls 50 Gifts for Boys 53 Quotations 55 Quotations for Girls 55 Quotations for Boys 58 Class History 62 Commencement 63 Commencement Honors 63 Class Officers 65 Class Will 66 Class Day Oration 69 Class Prophecy 71 Jokes 77 ADVERTISEMENTS 79 8 YEAR BOOK 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 second set. "Well, let's quit now, Jim. We each have a set," said Bill, throwing down his racket and wiping his moist fore- head. "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. "Huh?" "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 for?" "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 yours like?" "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 girls!" "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 CLASS OF 1937 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 loved astronomy!" Poor Ann could do nothing but nod weakly, looking from one to the other. The boys turned to each other, ignor- ing her. "Well, Bill?" "Well, Jim? Let's go to the movies together!" 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 the walk. 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- ated." 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 10 YEAR BOOK 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 the "have-nots". 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, CLASS OF 1937 11 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 NATURE'S LURE 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 12 YEAR BOOK 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 page. 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 wealth. 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 CLASS OF 1937 13 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 14 YEAR BOOK 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 own interests. 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 GRADUATION 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 or Ti ime marches on! To Juniors and Sophies With smiles and tears, We wish good luck In the coming years. Dorothy McDermott '37 CLASS OF 1937 15 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 the horizon. 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. 16 YEAR BOOK 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 Iberian pe?iinsula. 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- out end. 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 Wall. 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- CLASS OF 1937 17 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 18 YEAR BOOK 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 • FOG 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 feared pursuit. 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. CLASS OF 1937 19 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 eyes. A MEMORY 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 21 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 M. Keady. 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: Sophomores Juniors 23— Seniors I 8 — Sophomores Juniors 1 4 — Seniors 1 3 — Sophomores Juniors I 9— Seniors 20 — The Varsi Norwood 7 Norwood 24 Norwood 1 8 Norwood 29 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 7 — Natick 16; 2nd Team —Wellesley 22 — 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 23 Nelson, Stella Jusikiewicz and Stella O'Kulovitch. 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 FOOTBALL 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 background. 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 play. 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- ing season. Thomas Flaherty *37 < LU < CO h- LU < CO > O CQ r < Z> O < CQ H O O CLASS OF 1937 27 .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 Representative '36 Financial Secretary '37 3. Anne Shirley Orent Financial Secretary '36 President ' 3 7 4. David Butters Recording Secretary *37 5. William C. Donovan Representative '37 6. Thomas Hynes Representative '37 7. Mary Burns Representative '37 8. Jennie Patinsky Representative '37 9. Natalie Clancy Representative '37 1 0. Helen Pendergast Representative '37 1 1 . John Lanzoni Representative '37 1 2. Mary Hayes Representative '37 1 3. Dorothy Tweddle Representative '35, '36 1 4. Eleanor Chubet Representative '36 15. Ralph Surette Recording Secretary '35- Francis Quann Representative '36, '37 Richard Adelmann Corresponding Secretary '37 1 8. Joseph Roslauskas Representative '36 1 9. Margaret Daunt Representative '36, '37 16. 17 CLASS OF 1937 29 • MUSIC As we stroll through the corridors, we come upon Professor Dethier and the Norwood Senior High School Or- chestra. 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 baritone-sax. 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- Goo".) 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 McLatchey. 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 School Orchestra. 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 his Trumpet. 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 < < O i/} CLASS OF 1937 31 • SENIOR PLAY 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. < LU \- < CO CLASS OF 1937 33 • 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 Principal Leighton S. Thompson Sub-master Dean of Girls Charles A. Hayden Ruth M. Gow English Department Bessie D. James Louise McCormack Mary F. Hubbard Eleanor L. Peabody Orelle J. Gray Elizabeth O'Sullivan Margaret Nicholson Commercial Department 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 Social Studies Marguerite Elliot James Gormley James Butler Vincent Kenefick Science Department Everett Learned M. Elaine Fulton Stanley C. Fisher John Sullivan Mathematics Ruth M. Gow Henry Fairbanks James Dunn Home Economics Agnes M. Bridges Helen Paul Lucy E. Steele M. Elaine Fulton Practical Arts Clifford Wheeler Robert O'Neil Physical Training H. Bennett Murray Erna Kiley Drawing Ethel H. Cook Music Prof. Jean V. Dethier Clerk Alice Howard CLASS OF 1937 35 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 readily forget. 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 36 YEAR BOOK • 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 treasury. 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 meeting. 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 class statistics. 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 Gertrude Mason 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- man. 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 1937. 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 37 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. Dorothy Franklin SOPHOMORE CLASS NOTES Lest the Sophomore class be for- gotten by their worthy brothers, we hope these few notes will help us to remember them. The first important incident was the election of class officers. The result was as follows: 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 Ceremonies. 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" were: Prologue Renalda Fatch Mr. Blair Bronis Mackys Mrs. Blair Eileen Nugent Jack Brony Lutz Ruth Helen Cushman Great Aunt Amanda Eleanor Nicholson CI are B arron '37 BBBIiPB <5 !, llH ' I MM Hi i HittlMWiiilibi 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 Book Staff. 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 Squad. 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. Quest Club. 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 1,2,3. 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. Quest Club. 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. 42 YEAR BOOK 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. Quest Club. Louise Drummey, 38 Myrtle Street. Commercial School. Quest Club. 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; Quest Club. Grace O. Elisher, 479 Walpole Street. Undecided. Quest Club. 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 Book Staff. Frederic Frueh, 22 Cypress Street. Wentworth Institute. Football 1,3; Track 1, 2, 3; Traffic Squad; Quest Club. CLASS OF 1937 43 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. Quest Club. 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; Senior Play. 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. Quest Club. 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. 44 YEAR BOOK 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. Quest Club. 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 Club 1,2,3. 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. Quest Club. 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. CLASS OF 1937 45 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 Music. 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 Staff. 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. 46 YEAR BOOK 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. Quest Club. 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 ; Traffic Squad. 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. Quest Club. 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. CLASS OF 1937 47 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. Quest Club. 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 Club 1,2,3. 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. Quest Club. Jennie Starta, 46 Concord Avenue. Undecided. Quest Club. 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. 48 YEAR BOOK Ralph J. Surette, 54 Hill Street. Undecided. Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 1, 2, 3; Quest Club; Governing Board; Traffic Squad. 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. Quest Club. 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. Quest Club. Romeo Peter Valerio, 1201 Washington Street. Undecided. Quest Club. 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. Quest Club. 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. CLASS OF 1937 49 • 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 50 YEAR BOOK IC II If T I • 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 appropriate. 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 at home? 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 discourage him. 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. CLASS OF 1937 51 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- plexion. 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 dictation. 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 Sophomores. Dorothy Heikkla — A trip to a tomb. The quietness ought to make you feel at home. 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 our hint. 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 dark tresses. 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 change. Edna Laffey — Cleats. Now maybe we can hear you when you come into the room. 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. 52 YEAR BOOK 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 secretly. 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 yourselves. Anna Zimlicki — Stilts. The need is apparent. CLASS OF 1937 53 • GIFTS FOR BOYS Richard Adelmann — Handcuffs. So that you and your sister will never be separated. 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 room. 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 Miss Johngren? 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 Herbert". 54 YEAR BOOK 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 coming. 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 ground. 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 this magazine. 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 safe. Kenneth Ross — Map. In case you forget the way to Mt. Vernon Street, Dedham. John Ruggiero — Motorcycle. You have graduated from the bicycle stage. William Shyne — Book. "The Man Who Was Born Again". CLASS OF 1937 55 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 to us. 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 Juliet. 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!" 56 YEAR BOOK 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?" CLASS OF 1937 57 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." 58 YEAR BOOK 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." Helen Simaski "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." Ellen Welch— "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." CLASS OF 1937 59 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- piece." 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." William Kelley— "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." CLASS OF 1937 61 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." Everett Pyne "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 CLASS OF 1937 63 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 graduation. 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. Elinor Adelmann • 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 CLASS OF 1937 65 • CLASS OFFICERS— CLASS OF 1937 SOPHOMORE YEAR President Norman Berezin Vice President Jack Burns Secretary Gladys Lindblom Treasurers Max Lechter, Anne Shirley Orent A. A. Council James Murphy JUNIOR YEAR President Bernard Chubet Vice President Joseph Pazniokas Secretary Katherine McLean Treasurers Priscilla Badger, Max Lechter A. A. Council Gertrude Minkevitch SENIOR YEAR President John Mulvehill Vice President Roger Flaherty Secretary Katherine McLean Treasurers Priscilla Badger, William Shyne A. A. Council Clare Barron 66 YEAR BOOK CLASS • 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 CLASS OF 1937 67 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. 68 YEAR BOOK 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 junior class. 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 the records. 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 them anyway. 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 to Westwood. 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. CLASS OF 1937 69 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 "man-about-town". 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 success. 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 71 • 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 know women. 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 College. 72 YEAR BOOK 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- thropist. 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. Philip McKeown. 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 worth seeing. 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 next. 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- noon tea. 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 Bayer. 74 YEAR BOOK 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- garten classes. Joseph: Don't forget Mr. Charles Daly. He is now president of Morse Hill Prep. 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 after all. 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 76 YEAR BOOK 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 77 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." Sp 9p V 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 married !" Alice — "That's nice. What game is he going to teach you?" Mary — "I think he calls it solitaire." ¥ *p ¥ Diner — "I cant eat this soup." Waiter — "Sorry sir, I'll call the manager." Diner — "Mr. Manager, I can't eat this soup." Manager — "I'll call the chef." Diner — "I can't eat this soup, Mr. Chef." Chef — "Neither can I." Diner — "What's the matter?" Chef — "Nothing. I haven't got a spoon." She — "You have a kind face." He— "Really?" She — "Yes, a funny kind." •£ Sfi !£ Mr. V. — "Our George will be in the hospital a long time." Mrs. V. — "Why? Have you seen his doctor?" Mr. V. — "No, but I have seen his nurse." 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 dancing." She — "If you try to kiss me I'll call mother." He — "What's the matter with your father?" She — "Oh, he isn't as deaf as mother • it is. rf, Zft 2ft Cop — "How did you knock this pedestrian down?" Motorist — "I didn't knock him down. I just pulled up to him, stopped my car, and waited to let him pass. He fainted!" 78 YEAR BOOK Hitch Hiker from the High School — "Hi mister! I'm going your way." Driver — "Splendid! I'll see you there." 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 travel." He felt her young, warm hand slide into his. When he looked up, she had gone. In his hand was a nickel! ¥ # V Patient — "I understand fish is good for the brain. Can you recommend any- thing special?" Doctor — "Well, you might begin with a whale." Sg, 9£ flf Nurse — "Whom are they operating on today?" Orderly — "A fellow who had a golf ball knocked down his throat at the links." 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 up ? 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." *¥• *t» *t* 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 now. Compliments of INDEPENDENT FURNITURE CO. 1076 Washington Street Norwood Tel. 0287-R 2 STORES 524 Washington Street Norwood Tel. 0287-W COMPLETE HOME FURNISHERS Let "ELITE" help you with your Beauty Problems Realistic Permanents Shampoo jnampuu ^^ _, ryiarcei Fin. Wave ^ ^ ^ Manicure Hair Thin ** ** ^+ Hair Cut Expert Operators in All Lines of Beauty Culture HAVE YOU JOINED OUR BEAUTY CLUB? Elite Beauty Shoppe Sanborn Block Norwood 0138 BAKER'S DRESS GOODS SHOP Silks, Cottons, Woolens Infants' and Children's Wear Underwear Norwood 0948-W Best Wishes and Greetings to Class of 37 NORWOOD RADIO CO. R. A. NORTON, Class of '19 Now at 49 Day Street Norwood 1101 Operating WORLD RADIO SALES AGENCY Radios — Refrigerators — Washing Machines PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Compliments of FRANKLIN FURNITURE CO., Inc. 2 Stores — Norwood and Franklin THE SAFE PLACE TO TRADE We have been in business 24 years 654 Washington St. 27-29 East Central St. Norwood Franklin Open Nights Until 2 A. M. At Dedham Junction Routes 1 and 128 JHOWARDQ OHNSON'O FULL COURSE DINNER 50c and 75c Served from 1 1 A. M. ro 2 P. M. and from 5 to 8 P. M. ERNEST M. BREWSTER COMMERCIAL PRINTER NORWOOD, MASS. 100 Central Street, Tel. Norwood 1311 Near Municipal Bldg. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Business Training 59th year begins in September PLACEMENT Service Free to Graduates 2021 employment calls received dur- ing the past year. For Young Men and Women BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAL SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING BUSINESS AND FINISHING COURSES Write or telephone for Day or Evening Catalog One and Tu'o-Year Programs. Previous commercial training not required for entrance. Leading colleges represented in attendance. Students from different states Burdett College 156 STUART STREET, BOSTON Telephone HANcock 6300 SIMON! BROS. FLORISTS For All Occasions Compliments of • E. O'TOOLE 1 1 8 Neponset Street Norwood, Mass. Tel. Norwood 1424 PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Wilfred Training the practical course in Beauty Culture Sound, proven principles are correctly inter- preted and applied by our master-instructors in the individual instruction of our students. Spacious, modern classrooms are thoroughly equipped for fundamental and practical training in every phase of Beauty Culture. A personal visit will convince you that WIL- FRED is the ideal practical school of Beauty Culture Request Booklet E 7 492 Boylston Street Boston, Mass. Kenmore 7286 WILFRED ACADEMY of Hair and Beauty Culture EUGENE ENDICOTT Insurance PHONE NORWOOD 101 PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Congratulations to Class of 1937 CENTRAL HARDWARE CO. Wallpaper — Paints — Kirchenware 712 Washington Street Norwood, Mass. You will appreciate the greater Eye Comfort that our optometric care will bring you. If you haven't had your eyes examined during the past year, you probably need our precision eye service. Stop at our office and be sure. N. F. STEWART, D.O. 679 Washington Street Telephone NORwood 1388 GAY FARM Milk and Cream Try Our Fresh, Rich, Quality Milk from Our Own Herds of State and Federal Tested Cows Produced under sanitary conditions with up-to-date equipment 95 PROSPECT STREET Tel. Norwood 1 168 How Can You Justify Not "GOING ALL ELECTRIC"? COOK with Electricity HEAT with Electricity REFRIGERATE with Electricity De ROMA BROS., Inc. 666 Washington Street Norwood, Mass. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Prestige and Your Future In Music Or Dramatics Throughout seventy years students have come from all parts of the civilized world to obtain musical training in Boston. As trained musicians they have gone forth to success as soloists, operatic stars, teachers, conductors and com- posers. Their accomplishments have built World-Wide Prestige for graduates of ^Newtngland , Conservatory Director Wallace Goodrich OF MUSIC Dean of Faculty Frederick S. Converse Our students work in an environment which stimulates accomplishment. The instruction given combines those proportions of theory, practice and public experience found most helpful in 70 years of musical education. Advanced students are offered membership in the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra or soloist appearances. Dramatic students par- ticipate in a Full Season of Drama programs. All benefit from an excellent faculty and un- usual facilities. 71st Year Begins September 16 Students received for study of Single Subjects Recognized Diplomas and Collegiate Degrees Conferred If you possess talents worth developing for a profession or an avocation you should obtain the ad- vantages of the training at New England Conservatory of Music, acknowledged as a leader since 1867, in preparation for such positions as: Soloist, Ensemble Player, Orchestra Member, Teacher, Opera Singer, Composer, Conductor, Actor, Dancer, Radio Performer or Announcer, Little Theatre Director, etc. Our training prepares you and our prestige aids you. Visit the school for a personal interview or write to the Secretary for a complete, illustrated Catalog. Fill out and mail us this coupon and receive Free Tickets to Recitals. I | Please put my name on your mailing list for Free Tickets to Conservatory concerts and recitals. I | Please send Catalog of Courses. Na Street and No Town or City I am interested in studying I will graduate from High School in 19. Send this Coupon or a letter to "The Secretary" New England Conservatory of Music Huntington Avenue Boston, Mass. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Eight Years Watchmaker for Smith Patterson Co. Five Years Watchmaker for Bigelow Kennard & Co., Inc. JAMES BOYD - Jeweler Expert Watch and Clock Repairing Jewelry Repaired • Beads Restrung Norwood Theatre Block 121 Central Street Norwood, Mass. NORWOOD Compliments of DREYFUS & WHITE TAXI • 4@t@MM@L PHONE Norwood 1 526 Free Delivery 400 DAY and NIGHT SERVICE • Packard Limousines For Funerals, Weddings, 629 Washington Street etc. ^URRAN QANSONE V* CURTESY SERVICE AT GRADUATION TIME The exchange of photographs with classmates keeps school-day friendships for all times. Our special school styles, reasonable in price, will appeal to you. Visit our studio today. NORWOOD PHOTO STUDIO H. S. Stukas, Photographer 681 Washington Street, Norwood Tel. Nor. 0242 PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS DIAMONDS SILVERWARE NATIONAL JEWELERS 692 Washington Street, Norwood Bulova — Elgin — Gruen — Hamilton Weekly Payments at No Extra Cost 24 Broadway Phone Nor. 0137 Heating Satisfaction Guaranteed with NEW ENGLAND COKE Order Now from THE BEAVER COAL AND OIL COMPANY for Economical Transportation Telephone NORwood 0440 Chevrolet Sales and Service OLSON & LEPPER, Inc. 519 Washington Street Norwood, Mass. Junction Routes 1A and 128, Dedham, Mass. <<z*zsn^ LUNCHEON and DINNER SPECIALS Ice Cream — Sandwiches PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Tel. NORwood 0554 KLEPS AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE Batteries, Ignition, Carburerion Locksmifhing 12 Guild Street Norwood, Mass. THE NORWOD DAIRY L. F. Bateman, Prop. CLEMENT A. RILEY CLASS OF '24 PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS To the Graduating Class of 1937 It is customary for the graduating class to be the recipient of advice from all angles. Unfortunately, it isn't given to most of us to appreciate the golden value of advice. We seem to learn only from the bitter lesson of experience, regretting in later years the folly of disregarded advice that may have prevented untold heart-ache. Be that as it may; here is our advice to those of you who may care to read it; to those who don't, well . . . the waste-basket can't be far away. Admittedly, it may have a trace of selfishness in it, for after all, we have an axe to grind. Forgetting that for the moment . . . a great philosopher once said that the essentials of life are: food, shelter and, clothing. Our advice is authentically concerned with the latter. To be successful, one must also look the part; perhaps we should say, dress the part. It is generally conceded by recognized authorities, that clothes not only "make the man" but they play an important part in this great "struggle for existence". The knowledge that you are correctly groomed creates a feeling of self confidence and assurance. It likewise creates a favorable impression ... let us say, a prospective employer ... or customer. The art of dressing is one that cannot be minimized; it requires the same amount of study that is necessary in the pursuance of the other arts. The danger of over-dressing . . . wrong ensembles . . . wrong color schemes present ever-present pitfalls. In Father's generation it was a ritual to keep the shoes shined and the hair combed; but in this era of a style conscious world, this is hardly enough. May we be allowed to add to our sincere congratulations the thought that we can help you materially in laying the ground-work for this important "art"? Sincerely yours, ORENT BROTHERS, Inc. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Norwood Hardware and Supply Co., Inc. Builder's Hardware • Plumbing Supplies Paints, Varnishes, Brushes 685 Washington Street Norwood, Mass. Telephone NORwood 1436 E. E. DROUIN Martin J. 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PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Compliments of TOWN SQUARE HARDWARE AND SUPPLY CORP. 599 Washington Street Norwood, Mass. High School Seniors have outgrown Miss Brownlee's Shop for Babies and Children but their younger brothers and sisters find it an excellent place to buy toys and clothing. 10 Guild St. Nor. 0313 Compliments of DR. LEWIS J. DANOVITCH D. M. D. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS BIRD NEponsET PRODUCTS BIRD NeponseT PRODUCTS BIRD & SON, i nc. Manufacturers and Distributors of Asphalt Roofing and Siding Products Wall board 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. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Compliments of CLEAR WEAVE HOSIERY STORES, Inc. Largest Hosiery and Lingerie Chain in New England 692A Washington Street Norwood alter H. 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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 NORGE REFRIGERATORS 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. 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Styled up to the Minute Girls' White Sport Oxfords $2.19 to $3.95 REGAN'S SHOE CORNER 637 Washington Street Norwood 0496-J FURLONG'S Cloverleaf Candies and Ice Cream complete line of graduation cards • and gifts at "Everything we sell you • can see us make" the alice shop • 71 1 Washington street norwood NORWOOD THEATRE BLDG. Norwood 1 293 Frank A. Morrill, Pres. Carroll P. Nead, Treas. FRANK A. MORRILL, Inc. GENERAL INSURANCE Bigelow Block, 698 Washington Street NORWOOD, MASS. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS T Shopping with us is surely not a bore Sonny, Sis and Mother say it's a pleasant chore The whole family knows our clerks are most polite And our tasty products are priced just right 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 Clark's Pharmacy The Prescription Store Conger Block, Norwood Tel. 1758 Prescriptions Called for and Delivered FOR A BANNER YEAR IN SPORTS Norwood High School Athletic Assoc. JOIN Make This a One Hundred Per Cent Organization PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS Compliments of WINSLOW BROS. & SMITH CO. Sheepskin Tanners since 1776 NORWOOD. MASSACHUSETTS THE PLIMPTON PRESS Composition ^ Electrotyping Presswork ▲ Binding • PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS 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 Simplicity Patterns known and guaranteed fast colors. 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