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History Room . T , . , . . . _ . , 

Duxbury TUNE 1941 

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Duxbury Free Library 

Duxbury , Massachusetts 


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Mary Ann Peterson 


Mona Scholpp 

Earla Chandler 


Lawrence Marshall 
Robert Peterson 
Melville Sinnott 

Cii culation 

Martha Niekerson 
Betty Green 
Arthur Edwards 

Business Manager 
Irvina Jones 

Facul <ty Adviser 

A. Kempton Smith 

Assistant Editors 

Phoebe Shirley 
Harriet McNeil 
Robert Bunten 
Library Editor 

Edith Peterson 


Doris Prince 
Frances Burns 
Gladys Black 


Malcolm Mosher 

News Reporters 

Betty Lee Peterson 
Norma MacKenney 
Barbara Morton 
Dorothy Eldridge 
Frederic Harrington 


Duxbury Free Library 

Fir t Row: Mr. Leor^e Green, Miss Anne Cussen, Miss Jane Schcpfer, Miss Dorothy 

Cushman, Mies Ruth Manter, Miss Nancy Hcrton, Mr. A. Kemnton Smith. 
Second Row: Miss Ellen Downey, Mr. LeRoy MacKenney, Mr. Ralph Blakeman, Miss 
Jane White, Mr. Robert Girardin, Mr. Kenneth Macomber. 


Mr. George E. Green : Superintendent and Headmaster. Solid Geometry 

and Trigonometry, and Advanced Algebra. 
Mr. Leroy N. MacKenney: Submaster. Mathematics, Biology, Physics, 

Chemistry, Science, Mechanical Drawing. 
Mr. A. Kempton Smith : English. 

Mr. Kenneth 0. Macomber: Civics, Science, History, Geography, Shop, 
and Printing. 

Miss Ruth Manter: History, Latin, and Orchestra. 
Miss Anne Cussen : Typing, Bookkeeping, Shorthand, and Filing. 
Miss Jane Schopfer: Home Economics and Business Arithmetic. 
Mr. Ralph N. Blakeman: Physical Education end Orientation. 
Miss Nancy Horton : French, General Language, and Problems of Amer- 
ican Democracy. 

Miss Ellen Downey: Junior High Mathematics, English, History, and 

Miss Dorothy Cushman: Sixth Grade. 

Miss Jane White: Fifth Grade. 

Mr. Robert Girardin : Opportunity Class. 




Vice-Pres dent 



Council Members 








"Exceedingly well-read" 

A boy who never worries, 
A boy who hates to work, 
And on whose cheery visage, 
A smile will always lurk. 

Senior Class Play; Student Council 2; Baseball 2, 4; Basketball 2; Dance 
Committees 1, 2, 3. 


"When thrift's in the field, he's in town" 

Here's a lad who's really bright, 
His face, his wit, his hair, 
When there is a job to do, 
Our Arthur does his share. 

Dance Committees 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play; Basketball 2; Partridge 3; 
Operetta 3. 


"Wisdom with a good soul is a great inheritance" 

Her hobbies are quite numbered. 
In studies she excels. 
Her day is oh so sunny, 
m art she does quite well. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3; Senior Class Play Committee; Student 
Council 1; Partridge 4; Operetta 3; Honor Essay, Orchestra 4. 


"A witting heart is a rare flower" 

She has a way that's gentle, 
She lends a friendly hand, 
And the way she sinks a basket 
Is something simply grand. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 ; 
Partridge 2. 3. 4; Operetta 3; Class Gifts to Teachers. 


''Silence more musical than any song" 

Petite, serene, and smiling, 
A friendly little lass, 
She should excel in business, 
A credit to our class. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1; Operetta 3; Senior 
Class Play Committee. 



"Patience and application will carry him through" 

He's full of wit and wordj\ 
He drives a snappy car, 
And if he tends to business, 
Our Winnie should go far. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, :t, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Operetta :t; 
Class History, Baseball 4. 


"Knowledge is more than equivalent to force" 

A whizz in all his studies. 

Of humor unsurpassed. 

His clothes come right from Esquire, 

His future is quite vast. 

Dp.nce Committees 1. 3, 4; Senior Class Play; Class OfTices, President 
:i; Studant Council 4; Honor Essay; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4. 


"An industrious and ambitious person" 

ITt re's a lass who's versatile, 
Also very clever, 
Who makes each undertaking 
A worthwhile endeavor. 

D;in"e Committees 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play; Class Offices, Treasurer 
3. 4; Partridge 1, 2, :!, 4; Class Motto; Basketball 4; Manager 3; Assistant 
Manager 2. 


"Pretty to look at, pleasant to think on" 

She likes to act, and she can, 
As proved in our class play, 
And in the class activities 
She's helped in every way. 

Dan 'e rominittees 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play; Class Offices, Secretary 
2, 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 3; Class His- 
tory; Orchestra 4; Print Fund Treasurer 4. 


"Human face divine" 

She came to us a stranger, 
And by her winning ways, 
She taught us all to love her, 
And brightens all our days. 

Dance Committees 3, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Partridge 3, 4; 
Operetta 3; Class Gift to School. 



"Better a bad excuse than none at all" 

He is indeed a sportsman, 
Not simply good at sports. 
He should find success and fame 
By all his good reports. 

Dance Committees 1, : 
Council 1 ; Baseball 3, 4; 
Operetta 3; Class Olfices, 

, 3, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Student 
Basketball 1, 2, 4; Co-captain 4; Partridge 3, 4; 
President 2. 


"A light wit possesses a deep and kind soul" 

She has a love for giggling. 
She always has a smile. 
She has a knack for dancing. 
Her day is sure worth while. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4. Senior Class Play; Class Offices, President 
1, Wee-President 2, 3, 4; Basketball, Assistant Manager 3, Manager 4; 
i'art;idge 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Class Will; Operetta 3. 


"Don't take life as a serious companion" 

She's fond of playing hooky 
She's fond of dancing too. 
She has a love for horses, 
And anything that's new. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4 
; . pe.etia ..; Class Prophecy. 

Senior Class Play; Class Office, Secretary 


"Knowledge and Beauty walk hand in hand" 

She holds the key to fortune, 
The hand that wields her pen. 
Some day she'll wake uo famous. 
We'll say, "We knew her when." 

Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Class Office, 
President 4; Partridge 1, 2. 3, 4; Operetta 3; Class Prophecv; Basketball 
1,2, 3, 4; Captain 4. 


^ "A pleasing manner and a kind heart bear much fruit" 

She's tall and blonde and queenly, 
Her life's an ordered plan. 
The hardest task she'll tackle, 
And what she will, she can. 

Dance Committees 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Class Office, 
Treasurer 1; Student Council 2, 3, President 4: Partridge 1, 2, 3, Editor- 
in-chief 4; Operetta 3; Honor Essay; Order of Golden Key 4; Athletic 
Association Treasurer 2, 3, !. 




"A good companion makes good company" 

She really knows her baseball. 
She's coach of quite a team. 
She's very fond of drawing. 
Her pastime is to dream. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, :t, 4; Senior Class Play; Class Offices, Vice- 
President 1; Partridge 1, 2, :), 4; Class Gifts; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Student 
Council 4. 


"No hinge nor loop to hang a doubt on" 

A boy who's always fooling. 
He's fun just through and through. 
He does not care to study, 
But work he'll always do. 

Baseball 2, ,'t, 4; Senior Class Play; Class Motto; Dance Committees 
2, o, 4. 


"True sincerity sends for no witness" 

He's tall and dark and handsome, 
A most intriguing lad, 
And if the movies claim him, 
His classmates won't be sad. 

Basketball 2, 3; Baseball 3; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class 
Play Committee. 


"Peace flourishes when reason rules" 

An easy going person, 
Whose life is filled with ease. 
And with his pleasing manner 
There's no one he can't please. 
Basketball. Assistant Manager 3, Manager 4; Dance Committees 1, 2, 3; 
Senior Class Play Committee. 


"Blushing is the colour of virtue" 

He's slow, but sure and steady. 
He has a willing heart. 
His hand is always ready 
Some new task to start. 

Senior Class Play Committee; Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4. 





"Mischiefs come by the pound" 

He leads in sports, a Hercules 
Who has a ready wit. 
And with the pretty girls — well, 
He isn't shy a bit. 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play Committee; Student 
Council 4; Treasurer of Student Council 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Basketball 
1, 2, 3, 4, Co-captain 4; Order of the Golden Key 4. 


"A good nature is a great treasure" 

His love is that for baseball. 
A player he would be. 
A caim and peaceful nature, 
Of gloom he's always free. 

Dance Committees 2, 3, 4 ; Senior Class Play; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball, Assistant Manager 2, Manager 3; operetta 3; Class Gifts; Orchestra 
1, 2, 3. 


January 31, 1924 . . Malcolm MOSHER 

March 6, 1923 . . . Evelyn Edwards 

March 7, 1922 . . . Arthur Bradford 

March 13, 1924 . . . Barbara Morton 

March 23. 1923 . . . Arthur VERGE 

April 13, 1924 . . FREDERICK HARRINGTON 

May 2, 1924 .... Ann Peterson 
May 2, 1924 . . . Martha Nickerson 
May 8. 1923 . . . Winthrop Hagman 
May 16 1924 . . . Norma MacKenney 
May 24, 1923 . . Kendall Blanchard 

June 1, 1924 .... Frances Burns 
June 11. 1923 . . . Edith Peterson 
July 8, 1923 .... Irvina Jones 
July 19, 1923 . . . Clarence Walker 
July 20, 1923 . . . Clinton Sampson 
August 4, 1924 . . . Earla Chandler 
August 21, 1922 . . . Thomas Taylor 
October 6, 1923 . . . Nancy O'Neil 
October 9. 1922 . . Lawrence Raymond 
October 28, 1923 . . . Doris Prince 
November 30, 1921 . . Richard Princf 



Most Popular Girl 

Martha Nickerson 

Most Popular Boy 

Arthur Verge 

Best Sport ..... 

Ann Peterson 

Naughtiest .... 

Richard Prince 


Arthur Verge 

Biggest Bluffer .... 

Arthur Bradford 

Hardest Worker .... 

Ann Peterson 

Best Boy Dancer . 

Arthur Bradford 

Best Girl Dancer . . . . 

Doris Prince 

Most Businesslike Boy 

Arthur Bradford 

Most Businesslike Girl 

Irvina Jones 

Best School Spirit .... 

Ann Peterson 

B p st Looking Boy 

Malcolm Mosher 

Best Looking Girl 

Edith Peterson 

Best Boy Athlete .... 

Arthur Verge 

Best Girl Athlete 

Edith Peterson 

Most Studious .... 

Frances Burns 

Biggest Fusser .... 

Irvina Jones 

Most Active ..... 

Ann Peterson 

Most Artistic .... 

Doris Prince 

Most Mischievous 

Clinton Sampson 

Jazziest ..... 

Nancy O'Neil 

Nerviest ..... 

Irvina Jones 

Touchiest ..... 

Irvina Jones 

Class Woman Hater 

Thomas Taylor 

Most Loquacious 

Earla Chandler 

Most Versatile .... 

Ann Peterson 

Most Sophisticated 

Nancy O'Neil 

Best Dressed Girl 

Barbara Morton 

Best Dressed Boy 

Malcolm Mosher 

Most Ambitious .... 

Ann Peterson 


Most Ingenious 

Shyest . 

Most Nonchalant 

Boy Most Likely to Succeeed 

Girl Most Likely to Succeed 

Class Coquette 

Class Shieks 

Girl With Best Line 

Most Sincere Boy 

Most Feminine 

Best Girl Conversationalist 

Best Boy Conversationalist 

Most L nguid Girl 

Most Languid Boy 

Most Poate and Courteous 

Most Eligible Be clielor 

Most Abscn'.-Mlnded Boy 

.,+ ost Abscnl-mhided Girl 

M^sl Tempctm.n'al Boy 

Most Tempermental Girl 

Best Actor 

Best Actress 

Boy with Best Physique 

Girl with Best Physique 

Class Baby 

Brightest Girls 

Brightest Boy 
Class Vamp 

Best Natured Girls 

Best Natured Boy 

Best Alibi Artists 

Richard Prince 
Evelyn Edwards 
Clinton Sampson 
Frederick Harrington 
Frances Burns 
Barbara Morton 

Malcolm Mosher 
Arthur Verge 

Edith Peterson 

Lawrence Raymond 

Barbara Morton 

Norma MacKenney 

Winthrop Hagman 

Nancy O'Neil 

Clinton Sampson 

Evelyn Edwards 

Thomas Taylor 

C.inton Sampson 

Norma MacKenney 

Thomas Taylor 

Irvina Jones 

Richard Prince 

Norma MacKenney 

Arthur Verge 

Edith Petersen 

Earla Chandler 

I Edith Peters n 
' 1 Francos Bui 

Frederick Harrington 

Barbara Morton 

Ann Petersen 
* Martha Nickers r 

Clarence Waiker 

Malcolm Mos-.ov 
Arthur i->'vi 



Ambition: To get in the Navy as a radio 

Favorite Occupation: Loafing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Working. 
Favorite Expression: "What have I done?" 


Amb.tion: To be a famous flyer. 
Favorite Occupation: Doing things tor 

Most i isliked Occupation: Studying 
Favurite Expression: "Sure thing. 


Ambition: To be a secretary. 
Favorite Occupation: Sports and dancing. 
Most 1 isliked Occupation: Staying home. 
Fav rite Expression: "Oh, darn." 

Ambition: To keep happy. 
Favorite Occupation: Enjoying myself. 
Most Disliked Occupation: up in the 

Favorite Expression: "Oh-h, M'land!" 

Ambition: To live to see the year 2000. 
Favorite Occupation: Going places. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Taking shorthand 

Favorite Expression: "You know what?" 


'•"ibit'on: To get married. 
Favor "t" Occuoation: Going out with gir's. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Going to bed 

Favorite Expression: "Tack sa mycke." 

Ambition: To work for the United Fruit 

Favorite Occupation: Teasing Martha. 
Most T : sliked Occupation: Staying home. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh, fer gosh sakes!" 


Ambition: To shoot a crow. 

Favorite Occupation: Reading Newspapers. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Anything remote- 
ly pertaining to work. 

Favorite Expression: "What do we have in 

Ambition: To be successful. 
FavorUe Occupation: Having fun. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Waiting to go to 

Favorite Expression: "Do you mean it?" 

Ambition: Prove I can teach Math. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Translating 


Favorite Expression: "You're a rat!" 


Ambition: To be able to run all tbe office 

machines made. 
Favorite Occupation: Teasing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Reading. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh fudge!" 

Ambition: Learn to dance. 
Favorite Occupation: Golfing. 
Most Lisliked Occupation: Studying 
Favorite Expression: "Tell me more." 


Ambition: To go to the University of 

Southern California. 
Favorite Occupation: Getting Sun-tanned. 
Most Disliked Occupat ; on: Listening to 

some one retell a moTie. 
Favorite Expression: "Hey , Dolly." 

Ambition: To become world's 

Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most disliked Occupation: Going to Algebra 

Favorite Expression: "Rippy-tippy." 

Ambition: To tour the United States and 

Favorite Occuption: Thinking, scribbling, 

and roller skating. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Secretarial work. 
Favorite Expression: "Where's Pete?" 

Ambition: To be a husband. 
Favorite Occupation: To get out with girls. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Getting up in the 

Favorite Expression: "Certainly." 

Ambition: Learn to dance. 
Favorite Occupation: To keep busy. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing odd jobs. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh, Poodgy." 

Ambition: To win. 

Favorite Occupation: Day-dreaming. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Cooking. 
Favorite Expression: "For crying out loudi" 

Ambition: To photograph a mirage. 
Favorite Occupation: Mechanical Drawing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Typing. 
Favorite Expression: "For goodness sake." 

Ambition: Get Rich. 
Favorite Occupation: Eatiner. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing Algebra. 
Favorite Expression: "Huh." 

Ambition: Learn to dance. 
Favorite Occupation: Swimming. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Studying. 
Favorite Expression: "Why?" 

Ambition: Play professional baseball. 
Favorite Occupation: Baseball. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Reading. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh, for cornflakes. 




'Tis June, the month of roses, of golden, sunny hours, 
Of liquid birdnotes calling, the month of sun and flowers; 
And Nature's myraid voices from field and stream repeat 
The song our hearts are singing, Commencement Day to greet. 


Right joyfully we hail thee, O long-expected day! 
Yet there's a thrill of sadness that will not pass away 
For autumns, golden weather no more for us will tell 
The hour of glad returning to scenes we've loved so well. 


No more the good old friendships, no more the well-lcown ways; 
For us new paths must open, new duties fill our days. 
But time can never alter devotion tried and true, 
And Mem'ry will make sweeter the joys that here we knew. 


So, Classmates, stand together, as heartily we raise 
One loyal song at parting in Duxbury High School's praise. 
May Fortune smile upon her, may men her name enthrone, 
And we forever cherish her honor as our own. 

Lift then your voices clear and strong! 
Hope gi'ds the future's way; 
I ove lights the past we've known so long, 
} I :i! to Commencement Day! 


Propaganda in the News Today 

There are three sources of knowledge — experience, conversation, and 
reading. A person's experience and conversation would be very much 
limited without one's reading or the reading of others. If we stopped to 
make a general summary of books we would find that they contain the ex- 
perience, the conversation, and the deeds of great men and women as well 
as the knowledge of ages concerning other worlds and human beings and our 
connection with those of the past. Naturally the thoughts and deeds of 
p:o"lo rr'-H* rvo r fcv, feeble, ahsnrd rnd childish, for read- 
ing is what develops the mind. 

What does America road? The mass of America reads v g oat e ., i; 
it does not read books. It reads magazines and newspapers. Europe; ns can- 
not understand the part that the daily nows^apc, s p^y in ol. ivt 3, 
know that they play an important part for the modern man s curiosity 
cone:: n ng ev. nts outside of his own family and community is satisfi d by 
a day-by-day diet of news which comes to us through the radio and the 

How many of us here tonight, when reading our daily newspaper have 
not wondered how much was the truth and how much should be tak.n with 
the proverbial "grain of sa.t"? 

There is nothing wrong with questioning what we read in our news- 
papers. As Americans we have that privilege, and we show intelligence 
if we try to find out facts that will explain more effectively that which we 
are curious about. 

In America the word "propaganda" has a Lad cdor. It is associated 
with the war especially and other evil practices. 

Even Americans, however, have ccme 10 realize that they too are sub- 
jected to propaganda, this is not altogether surprising, for America is a 
country which is right now feeung the effect cf a gigantic attempt to 
"guide" pub.ic opinion. 

Both fools and wise men know that the newspaper is the most import- 
ant vehicle of propaganda in modern life. Communists have their own press 
and seek to secure recognition from hostile papers. The propaganda soci- 
eties release information designed to appear in any pa,-er v/ wik 1 c 
cept the offering. All efforts to secure free publicity are directed toward 
capturing the newspaper reader s eyes. The pubdc relations counsel 
creates "news" so that his product may become better known by the news- 
paper public at large. Pressure groups realize that items about their ac- 
tivities in the daily press reinforce their efforts to influence public opinion. 
The two important dictators of modern times, for example, captured their 
governments .n s t't" 01 t. e stung opp sit. n < f import: nt japers. 
And yet Hitler and Mussolini did have their supporters among the mem- 
bers of the Press. 


American editors and publishers may or may not be aware of the 
propaganda they are printing. They imagine that they are simply present- 
ing ''iacis," and they are proud of their own thoroughness. To be sure it 
can be easi.y admitted in this connection that American newspapers are, 
on the whoie, far superior to and much more honest and conscientious than 
chose in any European country. And yet our papers are intentional propa- 
gandists when they print sensational stories and items which accord with 
public taste in order to boost their circulation and at the same time in- 
crease the revenue obtained from advertisers. 

Many of the alien-minded people who still cling to Old World alle- 
giances are important advertisers. Instead of looking upon the hospitalities 
c.nd opportunities of America as the means of a new, free life, these people 
continue here their partisan ties of quarreling and conflict. 

Some of them try to get America involved in their foreign quarrels. 
To gather support for this minority aim they are conducting a tremendous 
puuiicity campaign to create American hatred of nations they want us to 
light. The newspapers ana advertisers do not see any wrong in this pub- 
licity, and since they depend on advertising revenue, the editors unknowing- 
ly run hate campaigns against those nations which the alien-minded adver- 
tisers do not like. By doing this they have deceived many sincere loyal 

Since a great deal of war news is propaganda, it is often questioned, 
when war threatens, should the whole press bellow for war on the basis of 
sach news. Some think it should drift with popular passion, sound the 
bugle, and beat the drum when mil icns of readers want to hear them. Nat- 
urally this is a. so the profitable thing to do, and that is what the majority 
of the newspapers finally do. 

A paper which during the World War refrained from printing doubt- 
ful German cruelty stories could not hope to do so well as one which ap- 
peared with alluring tales of German corpse factories. Thus in the compet- 
itive process, a steady circle of competition is established. Public taste calls 
for the corpse factory stories from the clever editor ; these stories, inflaming 
the temper of the pub.ic, render that public less able to hear patiently or to 
give any consideration to the facts which might offset these exaggerated 
stories in their minds. The editor finds himself obliged to be very much 
one-sided. It is not a matter of expressing editorial opinons, but of select- 
ing the news which the reader shall know. 

So you see the Press does not create evils — an example of which is race- 
hatred. What it does is to emphasize and fix more firmly the type of charac- 
ter and state of mind out of which these evils grow and become so danger- 
ous. If a public has been captured by a given folley or passion — race-hatred, 
or religious enthusiasm — the paper which hopes to win or keep its large 
circulation must shape its selection and presentation of news so as to ap- 
pear to confirm the preconceived opinion or judgement. For it is a char- 
acteristic that even the wisest of us like to read just those facts which con- 
firm an existing opinion. It is uncomfortable, disturbing, unsettling, to 
have to read just opinions about such things as, for instance, the wickedness 
of all Germans, and the goodness of all Allies. It may be true that, given 
time, most of us can verify an existing opinion or prejudice in the light of 
new facts or facts which were not considered much before now. But the 
process of reasoning about facts is slow and rather difficult, while the re- 
action to some excitement is quick and easy. 

The press has always been a fighting organization and in the early part 
of the century, it had very serious difficulties to contend with. Until com- 
paratively recent times there was no telegraph, and therefore no abundance 


of news, and the "sperm" was an undevelopd force. Thus opinion was of 
first importance, news of secondary. Opinions were based upon environ- 
ment and training as well as upon personal experiences and slower forms of 
communication such as correspondence, magazines, and books. 

But today — because we must make decisions in the light of what we 
read and hear, rather than in the light of personal experiences as was gen- 
erally the case before the turn of the century, it is important that we get 
help in evaluating what we hear and what we read especially in the field 
of economics, politics, and war. 

The fact that propaganda is in the newspapers should not rais? tho 
question of the failings or of a particular owner. It is not a matter of 
personalities or particular peoples or groups, but of certain human forces 
acted upon in an advantageous way. Since this is the case, only we, our- 
selves, can learn to react sensibly. The solution of reacting in s ch a way 
is to take time to collect and sort pertinent facts, consider them, and finally 
come to a decision of our own. Then we would have our own solution and 
others would cease to affect us if we were strong enough to disregard them. 

Mary Ann Peterson 



Youth in a New Age 

What opportunities lie open to us graduating tonight? Is the future 
to be si/nny or cloudy, hopeful or discouraging? What can I, or any of us, 
do afc3r we graduate? 

We are youth. The spectacle held up before youth is marching men in 
uniforms equipped with deadly waapons — terribie looking children in gas 
Masks; fearful youth being rushed into bomb proof cellars; youth, afraid, 
hysterical, timid; ogres and monsters only seen in fairy tales but now be- 
coming real. 

But this is a dynamic world. It is as never before a challenging world, 
not a world of defeatism. 

Although it is believed that youth is cowardly, cynical, and selfish, it 
is not so. Youth is an adventurer going into a changing world of magic, 
of triumph, and of adventure. Youth is thought to be "soft". How can it be 
when it was found that of 50,000 recent graduates from thirty-one colleges 
in twenty states two-thirds of the men and almost half of the women 
had earned part of their way? Is youth afraid of work? A placement 
director of one of the state colleges says that young people of today beg 
for work. In one college a student c. ass-president worked nights in a garage, 
ureasing and washing cars. One girl could not find work; so she lived on 
stale bread from the bakery. She said that she could eat on ten cents a week. 
It is not a diet for a young girl, nor is it a diet for "softies." 

But what can we do after we graduate? For what shall we train our- 

Plato, the great Athenian philosopher, said, "No two persons are born 
alike, but each differs from the other in individual endowments, one being 
suited for one thing and another for another, and all things in superior 
quality and quantity and with greatest ease, when each man works at a 
single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts." 

So it was about 400 B. C, and it is still true. In that one respect, youth 
is not different. Today every young man and woman is different and has 
different natural abilities. If one is an artist, he should not become a 
plumber. This new and mobile world ! There are many opportunities open 
to us today, which were not open several years ago. 

In the early 1930's building construction was the "weak sister" of the 
big industry family. Today, the upsurge in private and national defense 
building has made this field — hiring more than a million workers — one of 
the nation's mightiest industries! To a young man who wants to break into 
construction, the present building boom means that his chances of getting 
job training are probably better right now than they have been for a long 
time. It takes dozens of different types of workers to turn planks of lumber, 
heaps of bricks, and tons of iron and cement into finished buildings of every 
description. This work today requires brick-layers, carpenters, cement 
finishers, electricians, painters, plasterers plumbers and gas fitters, sheet- 


metal workers, stone masons, structural-iron workers hod carriers, and 
other construction workers, including a growing number of building fore- 
men and supervisors. Can it be said that this field is limited? 

The defense program is surely opening a vast field which is much 
broader than it has been in any previous war. Ship-yard employment is 
being increased by government spending. It is estimated that more than 
150,000 men will be working in private shipyards by the spring of 1942. 
If the present rate of growth continues, as many as 10,000 young men may 
have opportunities to become apprentices in some of the skilled shipbuild- 
ing crafts, although work may be only for the duration of war. But young 
men will have had experience. 

Every sailor learns a trade. If he leaves the service, he may be a ma- 
chinist, metal smith, patternmaker, musician, cook, baker, radio-expert, 
or a motion-picture operator. 

New opportunities for pharmacists will also occur in our armed forces. 
Pharmacists enter such governmental work as the Public Health Service, 
Bureau of Narcotics, and Veterans Administration. There is employment 
for pharmaceutical chemists in manufacturing laboratories, hospital dis- 
pensaries, drug research work, and in production of synthetics. 

Women also are employed in the defense program. The expanding 
manufacture of textiles, shoes, and clothing wnl need women. Women who 
excel in work requiring the use of light instruments such as gages, microm- 
eters, vernier calipers, wih be hired for inspection of castings, machinings, 
and finished parts of routine powder analysis, and of testing electrical 
equipment. Women are experts in delicate instruments and 
machines, loading shells, and filling powder bags. They have been used in 
operating all types of machines where lifting devices and other machines 
can do the heavy work. There are also new opportunities for women in 
biology, architecture, public health. It seems fainy certain that there will 
be opportunities for employment of girls in industry in the next year greater 
than at any time since the last World War. 

It is believed and said that all fields of work are overcrowded. This 
changing world has made that beaef wrong. The need everywhere for 
trained occupational therapists is far in excess of the number of girls avail- 
able. The therapist deals with cardiac, tubercmosis, orthopedic, and mental 

There are also opportunities for youth in radio. With 821 radio sta- 
tions in the country, all hungry for ideas, there certainly are opportunities 
for jobs. There are many branches to this work — script writing, dramatic 
producing or action, news editing and broadcasting, publicity, sound eff ects, 

research and interpretation music, sales, and market research. 

Another expanding field is photography. Pictures as a medium of 
news have greatly grown, and there is no reason to think that the public in- 
terest will decline. 

Opportunities in commercial art are rapidly expanding. The artist has 
a choice of two fields in which to work : the fine arts, and commercial art. 
People engaged in fine arts at the best make an insecure living, but usually 
do not find work at all. Commercial art is not overcrowded .ike the fine 
arts. Department stores engage staffs of artists to make attractive adver- 
tising displays. Newspapers need artists both for their advertising and 
for their editorial departments. Magazines need talented people to illus- 
trate articles and stories. The same is true of book publishers. 

Since the fall of Paris, a talented and aspiring young designer has a 
chance with a situation full of golden opportunities. 


There are fields which some people do not even consider. For instance, 
Bunny Rabbit may be just a character in bedtime stories to some people, 
but to 10,000 rabbit breeders he is a most important source of income. Los alone eats more than a million rabbits a year. There may be op- 
portunities for nearly 100,000 more commercial rabbit raisers if rabbits are 
popularized as meat. The war has interfered with the supplies of Australian 
rabbit skins. 

I have tried to list a specific number of fields which are open to us. 
Our motto is "Life is what you make of it." It has always been true, and still 
is. If we want to become something in this world, there are more opportun- 
ities now than ever before. Only the sluggish and lazy see no future, because 
they do not try. But the alert and active see a happy future of wisdom, 
wealth, and wit. We must not see only war, worry, and weakness. We must 
look forward, not backward ! This is a world for youth, a world simply 
bursting with new opportunity! 

Frances Burns 



The Historical Background of Present Economic 
Conditions in South America 

In order to understand the recent course of events in Latin America, 
one must bear in mind the past history of these twenty republics south of 
the Rio Grande and the traits of their peoples. These countries, known 
collectively as Latin America, are those lands which were under the domin- 
ation of Spain and Portugal during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. 

In the first place, Columbus discovered South America. He explored 
along the coast of what is now Venezuela in 1498. By 1515, the Spanish 
and Portuguese conquistadors were pouring in. The Portuguese settled in 
what is now Brazil, and the Spaniards occupied the rest of the continent. 
By 1550, fifty years after Columbus' discovery, the small horda of 100,000 
Spaniards and Portuguese that had managed to get over here had accurately 
surveyed most of the 8 000 000 square miles of South America ; had ex- 
plored the mountain ranges from Mexico to Cape Horn; had charted the 
main river systems, and had founded practicahy all of the principal cities 
of today. To make a comparison, it was as if the entire North American 
continent had been explored, prospected, and mapped ; as if its principal 
cities like San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, and every other city 
of over a hundred thousand population had been founded within fifty years 
of the landing of the Pilgrims. To continue the analogy, it was as if Chi- 
cago, Denver, and all these new cities were each dumped into a separate 
pit, the walls of the pit being the gigantic mountain ranges of South 

The reason for this tremendous expansion was that Spain had finally 
driven the Moors out of the homeland just a few years before, and a new 
national enthusiasm had swept over the country. The country needed an 
outlet for its new-found energies, and this new continent provided just such 
an ideal outlet. 

This wave of colonization swept through the mountains and then in 
a few years the tide went out, leaving the people stranded in little puddles 
here and there. For the people, this developed a localistic attitude which 
persists to this day and prevents them from cooperating with their neigh- 

When the Spaniards chose a place to settle, each man did not make a 
rush to stake claims for land as the Virginia colonists did. They first built 
a stone fortress and some stone and adobe houses around it. The streets 
were made narrow so that they could be easily swept by gunfire. The town 
could be defended from house to house. These towns were replicas of the 
feudalistic fortress-towns in Spain. 

These new Spanish settlers were horribly cruel to the natives. The 
sole function of the Indian was cheap labor. The Spaniards used the 
slavery system over here in its worst forms. By 1542, 12,000,000 Indians 
had been exterminated. 


The mental makeup of these Spaniard "was all the same. They were all 
passionate. They hated organized and constant labor, such as working - in the 
fields ; they loved the ceremonial ; they were fanatically loyal to their 
church ; they were not steady, but were given to sudden bursts of energy 
and violence. Above all, they were intensely individualistic. 

As Spain declined, her empire over here broke up. It could not keep up 
with changing conditions. The French Revolution had set afire in the hearts 
of many patriots like Simon Bolivar and Jose San Martin the desire for 
independence. Accordingly, they organized armies and commenced hos- 
tilities against the Spanish armies in 1817. After skillful fighting and 
many hardships, they finaLy destroyed the last Spanish forces in 1826. 

After the war, new leaders, not realizing that the people were not 
ready for democracy adopted constitutions similar to ours, which were not 
suited to these countries' needs. The countries really needed some form of 
progressive d.ctatorship. No wonder that Venezuela has had fifteen con- 
stitutions in the last century. As a result, Latin America was ruled by 
miiicary dictators of the worst sort who managed to seize power because of 
the clumsy constitutions. These dictators were changed as often as they 
could be killed off. For example, there have been 52 revolutions in Venezuela 
during the last century. One dictator, Francisco Lopez of Paraguay thought 
himself to be a second Napoleon. He declared war on the Argentine Repub- 
lic in 1864 with the intention of conquering South America. Brazil and 
Liraguay promptly joined against him and all but ruined Paraguay. In the 
six >ears of war that followed, Paraguay s original population of 1,337,000 
decreased to 221,000, which represents a decrease of eighty-three percent. 

However, freedom for the Latin Americans had its better aspects. Other 
Europeans became interested, and explored and charted a considerable por- 
tion of the countries' natural resources. Immigrants poured in. People dis- 
covered new occupations. Cattle and sheep raising were now taken up ex- 
tensively in the Argentine, 'ihe discovery of nitrates in northern Chili 
changed that part of the country from a desert to a thriving district. 

During the prosperous decade of the 1920's American business men 
were looking for places to invest money. They started to invest in South 
America. Hundreds of millions of dollars were poured down the South 
American drainpipe. In fact, the money was crammed down the South 
AniLr.can throats. The 19^9 crash came and business collapsed. South 
American business men could no longer pay interest. They resented our 
trying to get our interest. It was really the fault of Americans, because we 
lent more money than could be payed off. 

Then the high pressure Nazi salesmen came down and persuaded the 
business men to barter their goods. This would soon have led to complete 
dependence of South America upon Germany, but the war interrupted that. 

One of the most important impediments to progress and cooperation 
between the republics is the intense nationalism and jealousy of each 
country. For instance, even a customs union between the five Central 
American republics of Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and 
Costa Rica would benefit each country. But if any of the presidents sug- 
gested the idea, he wouldn't last very long. Several unions were attempted 
in the past, but they were eventually broken up. In the 1921 union, Guate- 
mala walked out, raising the usual cry : Will the strongest people in Central 
America submit to be ruled by the bloody Salvadorenos, the savage Hon- 
durans, and the wily Nicaraguans? 

This brings up the subject of the political customs. In Latin America, 
a man is not considered so much by his accomplishments as by the number 
of influential friends he has. One of the first things a Latin American 
politician learns to do is to "sit on the fence." He must, besides keeping up 

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good relations with the ruling party, keep in touch with all opposition 
parties so that he wins no matter which party gets conrol of the government. 
When a politician gets into office, he must make sure that his relatives get 
jobs through his new influence, because hostile relatives are no asset in Latin 
American politics. 

Another hindrance to better relations is the lack of communications. 
It is true that there are three rivers in South America that make magnifi- 
cent highways. But no one lives near two of them, the Amazon and the 
Orinoco. The other river, the Parana, running between the Argentine 
Republic and Uruguay, is used principally by those two countries. The 
only other means of transportation are the ranroads and the airlines. Ex- 
cept for one or two lines, the Andes mountains quite effectively bar east-to- 
west travel with its 20,000 foot peaks. Probably, in a few years, when 
larger planes are developed, the airways will become the principa. mode 
of travel. 

One of the main reasons for Latin America's distrusting us is the fear 
of "Yankee imperialism." During the first part of this century, several 
dictators, actively hostile to us, gained contro. of several of the republics, 
urging violence against American property. After some damage the 
American marines were sent down to protect American property. Immedi- 
ately the cry went up against the "Yankee imperialists." Many of Latin 
America's most prominent figures screeched that the United States would 
soon take over South America. Until recently, any politician couid rous • 
enthusiasm by urging measures against the "Yankee imperia isls." 

These people have good reason to protest against our imperialism. 
The Americans, along with the British have managed to wrigg.e into the 
economic system of these countries so that they own over one quarter of 
these nations' wealth. Foreign investments in Latin America total up to 
some twelve billion dollars. This is a tremendous figure when we realize 
that the whole national income of all these countries is only twenty bil.ion 
dollars a year. 

The prospects for democracy in Latin America in the near future are 
quite gloomy. Only six of the twenty republics have anything that remotely 
approaches our type of government. In the first place, democracy is im- 
possible in Latin America until the people have been taught how to use 
democracy properly. The republics do not have the same aversion to gov- 
ernments and systems like those of Germany and Italy as we do. In fact, 
they rather admire their brutal efficiency. This helps to explain Latin 
America's hesitancy, until recently, to cooperate with us. 

Most of the republics have tried our form of undiluted democracy, but 
all have failed. Their congresses and their armies were all well-fi..ed with 
men who wanted to be president and none of whom had any qualms of con- 
scince about disposing of the president in power. As a result, the presi- 
dents would be either killed off, or retired under careful supervision. 

There are so many Ecuadorean ex-presidents living in Guayaquil and 
Quito that one wit suggested that they form a national association, and if 
they were a little younger, they could easily form two baseball teams. 

But Latin America's most important stumbling block is her economy. 
She has and will probably always have an agricultural economy and will 
have to make the best of it. The reason for this is that the countries are 
not suited for heavy industry. They have little coal and iron and few 
skilled workmen. 

Latin America's agriculture is even weaker in certain respects than 
her industries. Even in the United States, not very large sums of money pass 
through a farmer's hands during the course of a year, though he has several 


-means of t"f nsporting his produce to centers of population. But in Latin 
America there are no roads. Consequently, many farmers do not send their 
cro"E out and therefore they see very little cash during the year. With no 
-cash this means that there are no markets for business to be established 
becars: there is no cash to support these industries. 

Even if there is a railroad within fifty miles, the chances are that the 
farmer dcesn't know that it even exists. And who is going to cart produce 
over muddy mires of mountain roads to something of whose existence he 
is ignorant? 

The coffee industry has its troubles too. Each yv?ar, thousands of tons 
of Brazilian coffee are burn:d up because there is so much grown. And it 
doern't even burn very well either. The rest of the crop is a glut on the 
market and ruins the economies of the other coffee-growing countries. 

South America's low-grade cotton cannot compete with the high-grade 
cotton grown in the United States. Nor can it compete with the low-grade 
African coUon because that is grown with still cheaper black labor. These 
coffee and cotton plantations have to continue to grow these crops because 
they neither know how nor have the money to change crops and methods. 

Consequently, a big majority of Latin Americans do not earn over a 
hundred dollars a year. And a hundred dollars per capita isn't going to buy 
many refrigerators, automobiles, or washing machines. 

Thus I have pointed out some of Latin America's problems and how 
they were brought cn, in part, by her history and the geography peculiar to 
the countries. Here is wh?t the United States is doing to solve these prob- 
lems : She is lending crop experts to the various governments who are 
teaching Latin Americans better crop planning and different techniques; 
industrial technicians, who are helping them to improve their industrial 
machine, experts on government organization, on sanitation, on labor rela- 
tions, and especially experts on public education. Also through the Export- 
Import Bank, she is lending money to stabilize their currencies which are 
shaky as a result of the present war. 

Perhaps when the present war is over and when her economic system 
has been strengthened and modernized, Latin America will in the future be 
able to stand on her own two feet and form a united bloc of nations rather 
than a group of twenty republics all struggling in competition with each 
.other, as they now are. 

Frederick Harrington 

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"What is to come we know not. But we know 
That what has been was good — was good to show, 
Better to hide, and best of all to bear." 
We, the class of 1941, rea.ize that we have to pattein our own lives 
as we think best. No one can do it for us. We must have the ambition and 
initiative, to think and act for ourselves. 

When we receive our diplomas tonight, we are masters of our own 
fate. We shall realize that we have to think for ourselves. 

We alone are to make our lives out of the few experinces we have had 
during our high school career. Perhaps the fo. lowing poem may b. s. signify 
the meaning of our motto : 

You say the world is g.oomy, 

The skies are grim rnd gray, 
The night has lost its quiet, 

You fear the coming days? 
The world is what you make it. 

The sky is gray or blue 
Just as your soul may paint it ; 

It isn't the world — it's you ! 
Clear up the c.ouded vision, 
C.ean out the foggy mind ; 
The Ciouds are a. ways passing, 

And each is silver lined. 
The world is what you make it — 
And when you say it's gloomy 
It isn't the world — it's you ! 
The world is just as hard and cruel as we choose to make it. We must 
go out and face it unairaid, climbing the heignts to fame s.owiy, step by 
step until we acquire the place in luc lor wnich we so faithfully struggled. 

Sometimes it may seem that we are confused by unconquerable cir- 
cumstance, but ii we have undying faith in ourselves we wn. not flinch 
beneath the "bludgeonings of chance" but keep our heads high, unbowed. 

We have to make our own place in tne world. Word won t come to us; 
we must go after it with indomitable courage and determination. 

There will be some people who wii. try to discourage us. They will say 
the world of today gives no chance for young people. We must not listen to 
those pessimists who believe that life is just one hardship after another. We 
can and win go on our way with undaunted spirit, seeking perpetually our 
place in society. Uur minu and will are the making or breaking of us. 
' It matters not how strait the gate, 
How charged with punishments the scroll, 
I am the master of my fate : 
I am the captain of my soul." 

Irvina Jones. 




September 8, 1937 was a great day ior the students of Duxbury who 
were merited the privilege of on the good ship Class of '41 of D. H. 
S.. which roamed on the High School Seas. 

The students who had received notification of their merit the preceding 
dune wcie ah on tne wnari at o:^u. ine stuucnts wno were not interested 
in talking over events of the summer noticed that a few members were not 
present. Arthur Martin told us that he was not prepared to go on with us ; 
so ne politely excused himself. Ray Delano was with us, but he informed us 
chat he intended to get oil' at some pore very soon. He to*d us he was head- 
ing south. 

Two members were introduced to us as Thomas Taylor and Arthur 
Verge who had been members of the ship that hau sailed one >ear uefore us. 

Just off the coast of Sixth Week Island, a small boat came along side 
us with a few people who intended to try the experience of the voyage on 
the gooa ship JJ. H. S. Capiain ivennctn Macomoer introduced tne new 
passengers as Hannah Swett and Robert Herdman. Both of them came 
from Maine. "Bill" RothweL was the other new passenger. He came to us 
from Boston. 

Later, just after passing Third Term Island, some of the passengers 
admitted that tney were sea-siCK ana asked if tney might be put asnore. 
Their requests were granted although we were sorry to see them go. The 
following passengers were put ashore: Ray Deiano, "Stan" McAuliffe, and 
Mary Ferry. 

The passengers were so thriLed by the new experience that they did 
not have as many meetings as they should have had. I recall that the officers 
for that year were : 

President .... Martha Nickerson. 
Vice-president .... Doris Prince 
Secretary ..... Nancy O'Neil 
Treasurer ..... Ann Peterson 

Although the log book with the records of the few meetings was lost, 
someone rememberea that we had our dance on March 8, 1938. 

The first year was spent mostly in learning the rules and regulations of 
D. H. S. and preparing ourselves for the years that were to come. 

In June of 1938 the good ship "Class of '41" put into Duxbury Harbor. 
During the summer months while the passengers were on a vacation, the 
ship was getting "swabbed" from stem to stern. 

After the lazy month of August had drifted by, last call was given 
to ah those that wanted to sail on the Sophomore Ocean. 

Almost all of the passengers were on time to catch the boat, but a few 
missed it. Because of sickness, Phoebe Shirley decided that she was unpre- 
pared to take a chance on the Sophomore Ocean ; so she once more sailed on 
Freshman Sea. The Freshman Sea fascinated Mona Scholpp and Norman 


Short; so they engaged passage on the ship that had just been built for that 
voyage. One new name was added to the list of passengers. Arthur Brad- 
ford had left Kingston to join us. 

The ship, our home for the next nine months, set sail on September 7, 
1938, as scheduled, at 8:30. The first day on board was spent getting ac- 
quainted with our new surroundings and also getting equipment that we 
were to use in the future. 

The President of the previous year called a meeting to vote for officers 
for the ensuing year. They were : 

President .... Malcolm Mosher 

Vice-president . . . Martha Nickerson 
Secretary .... Norma MacKenney 
Treasurer ..... Joel Newman 

From the dates submitted by us for a class dance, Mr. Green, the 
Admiral of the fleet, approved of the date November 18. Committees were 
immediately chosen to take charge. A sports dance was decided upon with 
football being the principal motif. The dance was a great success. 

When we were about half way across the ocean, an airplane flew over 
head. Carl Sampson signalled the plane to land. Carl's intention was to 
leave us and go out into the world. When it was learned that a plane had 
landed near us, many others expressed their desire to leave. The passen- 
gers who left were : Hallet Fraser, Esther Parks, Synnove Strom, Carl 
Sampson, "Bill" Rothwell, Carol Crowe, and Hannah Swett. 

A special meeting was caiied on December 20, and we were told that 
if the dues were not paid by the 23rd, the class would have to disband as an 
organization. Some of the dues were then paid, but some still forgot. 

We had many storms on the Sophomore Ocean, but we came through 
all of them with flying colors. The strong currents of life tried to swerve 
us from our course many times, but we ah fought back and almost aJ of 
us won our individual battle. We were now ready to sail on the Junior Sea, 
but first we were in need of a vacation. 



It was the ninth day of September, 1939, a peaceful autumnal day, 
radiant with the sunshine of hope, cheer and joyous promise, that the good 
ship "Class of 1941" of Duxbury High School stood at anchor at the wharf 
of its Junior Year. 

As soon as all the passengers arrived, the anchor was drawn up and 
with smiling faces eager to start our voyage on the Junior Sea, we waved 
good-bye to our friends and parents once more. 

There were only two who didn't return to take passage on the boat 
with us Joel Newman, and Nina Pierce, who went ahead to the Senior Port. 
John Donahue was a new addition in September. Barbara Morten joined 
us in October and Carl Heise left in April. The rest of us voyagers congratu- 
lated each other upon the mutual pleasure of longer companionship together. 

When we became accustomed to our new boat and had made the ac- 
quaintance of our new Captain, Mr. A. Kempton Smith, we chose for our 
ship's officers : 

President . . . Frederick Harringtc n 
Vice-president . . . Martha Nickerscn 
Secretary .... Norma MacKenney 
Treasurer ..... Irvina Jones 

I Ann Peterson 

Student Council Members . Norma MacKenney 

• Kendal Blanchard 


We made plans early for our sports dance which was held November 
3, and we were fully rewarded, for it was a complete success. The decora- 
tions were a great credit to us. Everyone remarked about the college ban- 
ners and the effigy of a football player which stood staunchly near the or- 
chestra on the stage. 

We can also boast of many athletes during our school career. The boys 
who were on the basketball team during our junior year were: "Dick" 
Verge, "Mac" Mosher, "Clint" Sampson, Assistant-Manager and "Horace" 
Walker, Manager. The girls who were on the team were: Doris Prince, 
Edith Peterson, Earla Chandler, Helen Mosher, Martha Nickerson, Assist- 
ant-Manager, and Irvina Jones, Manager. 

After the basketball season ended many of us were busy practicing for 
the operetta "Star Flower" which was given in May and later repeated for 
the Parent .teachers' Association. 

We barely had time to settle ourselves again into the routine life on 
ship-board when we were told that we would have to make plans for the 
Reception to be given to the Seniors on June 20. Everyone in the class gave 
a helping hanu in aecorating the bail room with the senior class coiors, 
maroon i.nd white, £.nd flowers, ihe seniors weie both pleased and sur- 
prised to find that the juniors had so much ability. We just .et them marvel 
and didn't tell them that we made some delicious punch but had forgotten to 
buy any paper cups with which to serve it. 

The Reception was our last junior activity and after two months' rest 
we gathered together at the Senior Pier for one more year of companion- 
ship. There were twenty-three names written in the ship's log. When ex- 
amining it closely we noticed that Irving Whitney and Helen Mosher were 
among the missing, "tiud " took passage on the junior boat again, and 
Helen was evidently tired of boat rides, so went ashore. The name of a 
newcomer, Warren King, was erased from the list the second week of school 
before we haa ^ cn: nee to know him. and Jack Donahue asked to be let 
off at a port during November. Counting all the additions and subtractions, 
we now number twenty-two who are docking at the Commencement Wharf. 

A few days after our voyage on the Senior Sea began, our ship's Cap- 
tain, Mr. Leroy MacKenney, advised us to elect our Senior Ship officers. 
They are: 

Ann Peterson was the President of the Student Council this year. 

Our Senior Dance, held on October 11, 1940, was anxiously awaited by 
the girls who were wondering whether some of the boys had learned to 
dance through the summer months. No one had. At least, none of us girls 
saw them. We were the first class to start the custom of decorating the 
lunch room cafeteria on the first deck. It proved to be a worthwhile under- 
taking, financially and socially. 

For many nights through October and November eleven members of 
the class practiced for our Senior Play, "Nothing But the Truth", under the 
direction of Miss Nancy Horton. We shook all our fears away the night of 
December 6, and before we knew it the play was spoken of in the past 
tense. Those in the play were : 



Edith Peterson 
Martha Nickerson 
Norma MacKenney 
Irvina Jones 

Student Council Members 

Doris Prince 
Norma MacKenney 
Arthur Verge 


Richard Prince, Norma MacKenney, Frederick Harrington, Martha 
Nickerson, Clarence Walker, Irvina Jones, Arthur Bradford, Doris Prince, 
Kendall Blanchard Nancy O'Neil, Earla Chandler. 

The rest of the class members gave much time to committees to make 
the production of the play possible. 

On November 19 the baskebad season began. "Dick" Verge t.nd "Mac" 
Mosher, were co-captains during this thrilling championship year and 
Clinton Sampson was manager. The boys won the South Shore League 
Championship on February 25. 

The girls didn't get the cup but deserved it as much as the team w'.iich 
did. This year's captain was Edith Peterson who had Doris Princ , Irvina 
Jones, Earla Chandler, and Martha Nickerson, Manager, on the team from 
the senior 

The end of the school voyage is here. The tides of our averages have 
continued to ebb and flow ; examination questions have tried to overwhelm 
us, but not many have succeeded. These twenty-two remaining have been 
able to procure the necessary passport at the entrance of each succeed. nj; 
sea, and have paid the price for the passage in hard work. 

We look ahead to a greater ocean. We shall go on writing new logs or 
greater adventure, for while the Voyage of Duxbury High School Life is at 
an end for the Class of 1911, the voyage of real life is just at its Com- 

Norma MacKenney 




Edith P. — "You know Nancy, it's been a long time since we've graduated, 
and I've been wondering what every one is doing now; so I sent for the 
copy of Who's Who for the year of 1960. I just know they'll all be in 
there. Here, take one, and et s look them over." 

Edith P. — "Look, here under the B's is Arthur Bradford. He's a real success, 
for it says here, 'the inventor of the first airplane that could carry a 
trailer along with it !' " 

Nancy 0. — "Here's one of our old classmates, Pete. Martha Nickerson, a 
weli-known band-leader. It sounds good. That Rippy-tippy Martzy 
Nickerson and her band, now playing at the ritzy Muskrat and Beaver 

Edith P. — "And look here ! It seems that Evelyn Edwards and Irvina Jones 
are still together. Irvina is running for the office of Constable for Mounce 
City, and poor little Evelyn is wearing herself out working for her. She 
has taken it upon herself to make a three hour soap box speech on every 
corner in Mounce city. 

It says their slogan is 'For Security and Protection, vote for Honest, 
Upright. Dependable Jones.' " 

Nancy O. — "And here's Mac Mosher and Dickie Verge. They've found fame 
togecher as comedians. A twosome whose names are plastered all over 
Broadway — the second Charlie MacCarthy and Edgar Bergen." 

Edith P. — I think I'll look in the back of the book for a while. Here's Walker, 
Clarence Walker. You know, he was the all star pitcher on our baseball 
te^m. Well, he aas finahy worked himself up to the position of manager 
for the Boston Bee's." 

Nancy 0. — "Morton, Barbara Morton, the baby of our class. It says she's the 
principal of a girls' private school. It seems she started it herself and the 
ambition of thousands of girls all over the continent is to go there." 

Edith P. — "Oh and Ann Peterson! Listen to this! She has written a book, 
'How to Win Friends and Please People'. I guess if anyone were to write 
a book like that, she'd be the best qualified." 

Nancy 0. — "And here's Freddie Harrington. He is now the Postmaster- 
General of the United States. He must have lost his shyness to work him- 
self up to that position." 

Edith P. — "A — B — Burns, Frances Burns. You remember her. She was 
that extra bright girl in our class. It says here she is head dean of Welles- 
ley College where she teaches Psychology, Anthropology, Phrenology, 
and Ethnology." 

Nancy O. — "I see where that spirited soul of Dick Prince's has settled down 
to something more than plucking the heartstrings of beautiful young 
ladies. He is now in the Bombo Bombo Jungle in the heart of Africa 
hunting rare specimens." 


Edith P. — "Here's Kay Blanchard. Kay Blanchard is hired by station 
WBZ. He's the man that sits in the studio and laughs when the pro- 
gramme conductor holds up that little sign after a joke." 

Nancy 0. — "Here's Larry Raymond. Since he inherited all that money he's 
been taking it easy. He's now cruising the northern Pacific and will later 
join an expedition to the North Pole." 

Edith P. — "Prince, Doris — Oh, yes, you know Dolly was a roller-skating 
fan. It says Doris Prince has been the main attraction at the Boston 
Arena for the past ten years. She holds the record for being the only 
girl who has ever jitterbugged on roller skates on a tight rope fifty feet 
above the ground." 

Nancy O. — "Here's our great, big, strong, Winnie Hagman. He's gone 
from setting pins up in the Duxbury Bowling Alley to owning a chain of 
alleys all the way across the United States." 

Edith P. — "I wonder what Earla's doing. Here she is. Why she's working 
right in Duxbury High School. The Partridge Staff found that they 
couldn't get along without Earla to type for them ; so she has had a per- 
manent position there, ever since she graduated." 

Nancy O. — "And who'd 've thought that our bashful Tommie Taylor would 
rise to fame in Hollywood as the super-super heart-smashing Romeo 
of 1960." 

Edith P. — "Let's see, we haven't looked Norma up yet. J, K, L, M, 
MacKenny. Well, look at this! She's still going to the University of Main. 
I guess she found that shs nseded more than fcur years to get acquainted 
with all those dashing young men." 

Nancy 0. — "And did you know that Clint Sampson owns five mansions in 
different parts of the country. One in Maine, one in Florida, one in Cali- 
fornia, one in Kentucky and one in New York, Clint likes to lounge 
around you know. 

"Well, Pete, our classmates didn't do so badly for themselves, did 

they? We certainly hope they will continue to be just as successful in the 


Nancy O'Neil 
Edith Peterson 



Four happy years have soon flown by 
And our minds are still quite clear. 

We hereby set forth our testament 
For those we hold so dear. 


Norma MacKenney, our Latin Queen, 
Can translate at a glance. / 

j She advises Arthur Edwards Cr — 

To do some work in advance. 

Clinton Sampson, who sleeps in class, 

Will give up once a week, 
Those naps, to Robert Bunten 

And give others a chance to speak. 

Horace Walker will add his excuses 

Of not being able to type 
To Irving Whitney's list of old ones 

That have long since been over-ripe. 

Doris Prince, who draws so well, 

Leaves her occupation 
Of Art Editor, to those hopefuls 

Who have an inspiration. 


""Dickie" Verge leaves to Marshall Freeman 
His wit and a new set of jokes, 

For his supply is getting low, 
And work no more on us folks. 

Edith Peterson leaves her humor 
That makes the classroom shine, 

To Dorothy Eldridge, that quiet "gal," 
Who should be good at this line. 

Irvina Jones bequeaths her nerve 

For those who wish to elaim 
A high position in this world. 

For we must work for all our fame. 
VIII and IX 
Larry Raymond and Winthrop Hagman 

Are pals we all admire. 
They leave their examples as perfect scholars 

For next years students to acquire. 

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"Mac" Mosher was voted one of the shieks, 

And wants to leave his fame 
To his little brother, Billy, 

Who will carry on the Mosher name. 

Ann Peterson bequeaths the twinkle 

That is shining in her eyes, 
For Eleanor Raymond, the junior belle, 

To flash at the passer-byes. 


Tommy Taylor leaves his reserve 

To Sammy Teravainen. 
T'would be easier to take this advice, Sammy ; 

Then you won't have the job of explainen'. 

Evelyn Edwards leaves Robert Herdman 
Her quietness and demure manner. 

If Bob ever started next year anew, 
It would be time to raise a banner! 

Richard Prince could leave his horse-Iaff 

For Gladys Black to take, 
But on second thought, he'd better keep it, 

And give the teaching staff a break. 

Earla Chandler does typing work 

And will pass on to Mona Scholp 
Her wil ingness, to put in use next year, 

To hcH the Partridge Staff. We hope ! 

Art Bradford our ace photographer, 

Was our candid camera man. 
He leaves behind his eagie eye 

To a prospective picture fan. 

Fred Harrington will leave a foot of his height 
To Roy SchoHp who wouid like to r nd some. 

Then he would be the dream of the girls 
Which is tall, dark, and handsome. 

Fr. nces Burns, that smart little girl, 

Bequeaths to those who stress, 
That a arger brain is all they need 

To climb the hill of success. 


Kendall Blrnchard is our serious boy, 

And never makes much noise. 
He leaves this trrut to his brother Lloyd 

Who is one of those active boys. 

Nancv O'Nei's sweet warbling voice. 

With a l the ginger ?nd snap, 
Goes to Miriam Arnold to add to hers 

Which will put Duxbury on the map. 


Now to the ones who have pulled us through, 
Who have put up with us every year, 

We must leave them something to remember us by 
So the shock will not be too severe. 

We leave an out-board motor 

Which will ease up on the miles 
To Mr. Green to hitch to his chair, 

Instead of pushing from desk to files. 

We're going to give Miss Manter, 

Our current events debater, 
_A michrophone and an audience, 

And a position as news commentator. 

To Miss Downey, we present a phonograph 

With records by the bunch 
That say over and over, "Single file, girls !" 

As the pupils file to lunch. 


We leave red strings, one for each finger 

For Mr. Smith to put in use, 
To remind him to remember what he forgot, 

Then there won't be any excuse. 

To Miss White, we leave a short cut, 

From Norwell to our town, 
To give her a change from the same old scenes, 

And keep the roads from wearing down. 

To Mr. Blak:man we leave a room in the hospital, 

With an especially pretty nurse, 
Where he can run as soon as he feels 

His sacrailiac getting worse. 

To Miss Hortcn a row of extra seats 

Beside her in the Study Hall 
For the boys who insist on whispering, 

And who can not behave at all. 

To Mr. MacKenney, a shining watch, 

One that will never stop, 
To put in the place of his proverbial one 

That he always seems to "drop." 

To Miss McClosky we give a mirror, 

To focus in music class, 
Having one eye on the boys' side, 

And one on the girls' through the glass. 

To Miss Cussen we give a set of chimes 
To ring when the students come in. 

Then maybe she can get their attention 
When she wants her class to begin. 



To Mr. Warner we give a camera 

To snap some candid pictures, 
So he can see how different it is 

From a painting with all the fixtures. 

To Mr. Girardin. a typing student, 

To be at his beck and call, 
To tvne all the contests he enters, 

So he can win them all. 

To Mr. Glover, spikes for his shoes 

So there will be no more snills. 
To Mr. Butler, for his school boy shape 

A bottle of reducing nills. 

XV and XVI 
To Miss Cushman. to m^ke it easier to teach, 

A few child prodigies. 
To Miss Schonfer. to mrl-o us fat and hearty. 

Bitrgpr surn'us commodities. 

To Eleanor Hod<rdon a te'escone. 

To see that all th^ nlates a^p clean. 
To Mr. Macomber. a bottle of Kreml 

To give his mustache that glossy sheen. 

We sign, seal, and declare this will, 

Now that our four years are done, 
In the nre^rco of tV^se three witnesses 

From the class of '41. 

Martha Nickerson 



The march of time 

His brother. 
Waste of time. 



To Arthur Verge that nervous lad 
Of the senior class, 
We give this block of chewing gum 
So his finger nails might last. 

We hope Norma will be able 
With this mirror from the class, 
To powder her face in the future 
As religiously as in the past. 

Our gift for Freddy Harrington 
Is this cuning little dolly. 
He should keep it in his presence 
So his shyness will not be folly. 

This file is big enough, Ann, 
To hold papers as high as a hill. 
Keep track of all the things you did 
And send the teachers a bill, 

A fire-cracker .... Oh ! Boy ! 
It's for Clinton, I'm pretty sure. 
We hope you have enough energy 
To light it for your cure. 

Barbara has a meek little voice 
You can hardly hear her speak. 
So when she comes to say "I do," 
ihis megaphone she may seek. 

Bradford wants to fly a plane. 
So this is just the thing 
To inspire his future as a pilot, 
And someday he'll have wings. 

This jump rope is for Nancy 
10 use both spring and fall. 
We hope that this will help her 
Lose the name of "Butter-ball." 

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Here's a Webster Dictionary 
Which I am pleased to give to Larry. 
His spelling is most extraordinary, 
So this book we hope he'll carry. 

Here's to Edith Peterson, 
The prettiest in the class, 
A tube of Hinds all beauty cream 
So that her looks may last. 

To our classmate Kendall Blanchard 
Is this book of brand new jokes. 
I hope that he will read it through 
'Cause his old ones make us choke! 

This "Fountain of Youth Solution" 
Is for Evelyn Edwards, of course, 
Because she wants to live to see 
The year 2,000 come forth. 

Winnie has such big brown eyes 
He certainly ought to show them. 
These glasses will act their frame, 
I hope that they will suit him ! 

Earla likes to dance a lot 
And hops to all the tunes. 
So here's a dandy musical top 
To practice with till noon. 

Dickie Prince has always learned 
His work to the last detail. 
We give him this releaving aid — 
A drink of ginger ale. 

Frances is so very tall 

We hope she grows no taller 

So put this brick upon your head 

And perhaps you might grow smaller. 

Tommy is always rocking 
In a chair that's not a rocker. 
But here's a chair for Tommy 
That really is a corker ! 


Some Carter's Little Liver Pills 
Will do Irvina good, 
She is so tempermental 
And attains a fighting mood. 

Malcolm's such an artist 
At making alibis. 
This book will surely help him 
To eliminate some lies. 

Doris is always saying "I forgot," 
In answer to this and that. 
So here's a little memo book 
To help her get things down pat. 

This ribbon is for Horace, 
The colors are pink and blue. 
To decorate his cow-lick ! 
It will be becoming to you. 

Martha has so many freckles 
Upon her smiling face, 
We give her this tube of cream 
To help those freckles erase. 

Doris Prince and Clarence Walker 




t a ■ 1941^' .#l **. 


First Row: Gladys Black, Dorothy Eldridge, Eleanor Raymond, Phoebe Shirley, Harriet 

McNeil, Letitia Le Cain, Mona Scholpp. 
Second Row: Marshall Freeman, Robert Herdman, George Teravainen, Robert Bunten, 

Lawience Marshall, Melville Holmes, Irving Whitney. 
Third R„w: Zu.mira ^ernan^es, Betty Green, oylv.a O'Neil, Eleanor Field, Helen Taylor, 

John Alden. 
Fourth Row: Lloyd Blanchard. 


The officers of the Junior Class were as follows: President, Phoebe 
Shirley; Vice President Harriet McNeil; Secretary, Letitia LeCain ; Treas- 
urer, Eleanor Raymond ; Council Members, George Teravainen and Phoebe 
Shirley; Historian, Dorothy Eldridge. 

This year six members, Stuart Lagergren, Daniel Winsor, Rose Bur- 
dick, Laurel Cahoon, Marguerite Chandler, and Norma Gates left. The two 
new members who joined the class were Melville Holmes and Eleanor Field. 

The Juniors proved themselves worthy citizens by unusual participa- 
tion in school activities. Those who participated in sports were : Baseball — 
Lloyd Blanchard, Robert Bunten, and George Teravainen. The scorer and 
manager was Marshall Freeman. Boys' Basketball — George Teravainen, 
Robert Bunten, and Melville Holmes. The timer and assistant manager was 
Marshal; Freeman. Girls' Basketball — Letitia LeCain, Betty Green, Gladys 
Black, Sylvia O'Neil, and Phoebe Shirley. The assistant manager and timer 
was Dorothy Eldridge. 

The Juniors were well represented on the Partridge Staff by Harriet 
McNeil, Dorothy Eldridge, G.adys Black, Robert Bunten, Phoebe Shirley, 
Mona Scholpp, Betty Green, and Lawrence Marshall. 

The Junior dance, held on November 8, 1940, was successful. 

The students on the Honor Roll were Phoebe Shirley 4, Eleanor Field 3, 
Helen Taylor 3, Robert Bunten 3, Harriet McNeil 1, Mona Scholpp 1, and 
Dorothy Eldridge 1. 


First Row: Marie Reed, Lucille Short, BeUy-bee Peterson, Dana Davis, Virginia Hurd, 

Arthur Edwards, Miriam Arnold, Constance Lovell. 
Second Row: June Barclay, Phillip Mobbs, John Holmes, Melville Sinnott, Charles Olsen, 

Robert Peterson, Jane Peterson. 
Third Row: John Williams, Robert Short, Willard Putnam, Milton Ellis, Winslow Hag- 

mnn Arthur C rnwell. 
Fourth Row: Gcrdon Hubbard, Richard Ford. 


The following class officers served throughout the year: President, 
Dana Davis; Vice-President, Eetty-Lee Peterson; Treasurer, Arthur 
Edwarus; Secretary, Virginia Hurd. Milton Eilis and Betty-Lee Peterson 
were Council Members. 

The Sophomores were represented on the Partridge by Arthur 
Edwards, Robert Peterson, and Betty-Lee Peterson. 

/ gj si - iii n., larciCi : tea m s oris: Boys bi skethal! ; Robert Peter- 
son. Dana Davis, Philip Mobbs, Milton ELis, Arthur Edwards, Richard 
Ford, Melvil.e Sinnott, and Arthur Cornwell. Girls' basketball; Constance 
Lovell, Miriam Arnold and Jane Peterson. Baseball ; Robert Peterson, 
Dana Davis, Philip Mobbs, Milton ELis, Melville Sinnott, Arthur Edwards, 
Richard Ford, and Arthur Cornwell. 

Dana Davis and John Holmes joined the Sophomore class at the be- 
ginning of the year. 

Winslow Hagman left the class near the end of the year. 

The sophomores held a Nautical Dance on March 28, 1941. Joe Pioppi 
furnished the music. 

Those who have been on the Honor Roll are: Miriam Arnold 2, June 
Barciay 1, Dana Davis 4, Virginia Hurd 3, Constance Lovell 3, Betty-Lee 
Peterson 1, Robert Peterson 2, and Willard Putnam 1. 


First Row: Vera Randall, Phyllis Mosher, Frank Davis, Mae Barclay, Roy Scholpp, Ann 

Second Row: Frank Phillips. Cecelia Bulu, Eva Taylor, Justine Delano, Phyllis Lovell, 

Vera Peterson, Lawrence McAuliffe. 
Third Row: Stanley Nightingale, William Eldridge, Alice Caron, Virginia Merry, Gordon 


Fourth Row: Worcester Westervelt, William Murphy, Norman Schaffer. 


The following class officers served throughout the year: President, 
Mae Barclay; Vice-President, Frank Davis; Secretary, Phyllis Mosher; 
'ireasur3r. Roy Scholpp. The Council Members were Mae Barclay and 
Raymond Randall. 

The freshmen who went out for the basketball teams were: Boys; 
Gordon Cornwell, William E.dridge, William Murphy, and Stanley Night- 
ingale. Girls; Phyllis Lovell, Phy.lis Mosher, and Eva Taylor. Although 
none received letters, they made it possible for the first teams to have good 

High school work proved a little too difficu.t for the newcomers this 
year. Only two attained the Honor Roll. They were : Mae Barclay 4 ; Ann 
Harvey 3. 

The Freshman Dance was held on May 9. The music was furnished by 
Louis Liovanetti and his orchestra. 

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First Row: Donald Washburn, Rcbsrt White, Sarah Black, Stella Baker, Dorothy Black, 

William Soule, William Mosher. 
Second Row: John Randall, Raymond Caron, George Damon, Dorothy Randall, Clara 

Morton, Robert Chandler, Lawrence Loveii. 
Third Row: Louis Randall, Jan.ce Dyer, O'Neil, Marie Short. John Friend. 
Founh R./w: James Mobbs, Richard Fumani, John Mon.erio, Richard Olsen. 


The eighth grade officers for the year were : President, Betty Muirhead ; 
Vice-President, Janice Dyer; Secretary. William Mosher; Treasurer, Stella 
Baker. The Council Members were Marie Short and Lewis Randall. 

The girls who played basketball were : Dorothy Randall, and Stella 
Baker. The boys who played both basketball and baseball were: William 
Mosher, Robert White, Lewis Randall, Robert Chandler, Richard Wash- 
burn, John Monterio, and Lawrence Lovell. 

The seventh and eighth grades presented an assembly program, 
HIAWATHA. They held a class party on February 14. William Mosher 
won first prize and Betty O'Neil and Clara Morton won second prize in a 
public speaking contest held bfctv. ccn the eighth and ninth grades. 

Those on the honor roll for the first four marking periods were : Betty 
Muirhead 3, Marie Short 4, Lewis Randall 1. 



First Row: Elizabeth Mosher, Ann Peterson, Jean Barclay, Alfred Marshall, Irene 

Damon, Amancio Fernandes, Donald Washburn, Frances Walker. 
Second Row: Philip Delano, Henry Hurd, Robert Randall, Nancy Baker, Sarah Bennett, 

Shirley Hughes, Willard Barclay, George Taylor, Richard La es 
Third Row: Marcia Eckersley, Lena Parkman, Virginia Glass, Lillian Randall, Elizabeth 

Schaffer, Patricia Murphy, Theresa Sheehan, Josephine Peterson, Leona Pierce, 

Virginia Murphy. 
Fourth Row: Lawrence Holmes, William Hagman, Robert Byrne. 
Absent : Harriet Scott. 


The class of 1946 had for its class officers the following: President, 
Irene Damon; Vice President, Alfred Marshall; Secretary, Jean Barclay; 
Treasurer, Amancio Fernandes; Council Members, Ann Peterson and 
Donald Washburn. 

In September the class had an enrollment of thirty-three. After three 
days Theresa Sheehan entered. During the month of February, Mabel 
Uhlman moved to Whitman. William Hagman also moved away to King- 
ston with his family on the first day of April. 

Those pupils who were on the Honor Roll for the first four marking 
periods were: Irene Damon 4, Marcia Eckersley 4, Jean Barclay 4, Eliza- 
beth Schaffer 3, Nancy Baker 3, Donald Washburn 3, Philip Delano 2, Ann 
Peterson 1, Shirley Hughes 1, Amancio Fernandes 1. 

Both the boys and the girls of the Seventh Grade participated in basket- 
ball, baseball, and a musical program held for the Parent Teachers' Associ- 
ation. They also sang at the Unitarian Church on Memorial Day. On Febru- 
ary twentieth the Seventh and Eighth Grades presented the cantata, 
"Hiawatha" as an assembly program. 

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First Row: Marion Peterson, Evelin Starkweather, Stuart Lovell, Dorothy Santheson, 
Esther Monterio, Doris Parkman, Helen Parkman, Carlton Torrey, Mildred Torrey. 

Second Row: Norman White, Elsie Ha'ller, Constance Hagman, Nancy Soule, Retina 
Peterson, Gertrude Phillips, Barbara Eldridge, Lydia Lund, Faith Bolton, Nathaniel 

Third Row: Bernard Mullaney, Howard Blanchard, Robert Merry, Arthur Grace, Leroy 

Randall, Marilyn Bolton, Barbara King, Frances Bulu. 
Fourth Row: Beatrice Alden, Genevieve Mendes, George Nathan, Guild Rosengren, 

Robert Green, Elizabeth Glass. 


The following class officers served for this year: President, Faith Bol- 
ton; Vice-President. Guild Rosengren; Secretary, Helen Parkman; Treas- 
urer, Lydia Lund. 

The membership at the beginning of the year was thirty-five. Robert 
Gessner, Frances Ivanoff, Arthur Grace, and Constance Hagman left dur- 
ing the year. 

Programs broadcast by the "American School of the Air" were greatly 
enjoyed throughout the year. They consisted of plays and stories about 
geography, history, literature, and music. 

An assembly program of stories and selections from four famous 
operas, "Tannhauser," "Hansel and Gretel," "Faust," and "Tales of Hoff- 
man" was presented in April. 

A frieze "Medieval Days" was drawn and colored. 

The Honor Roll was as follows: Guild Rosengren 4, Faith Bolton 4, 
Bernard Mullaney 2, Lydia Lund 3, George Nathan 3, Nathaniel Thayer 2. 



First Row: Philip Randall, Patricia Loring, Robert Wager, Elaine Randall, Florence 

Taylor, Robert Santheson, Richard Schaffer, Heien Randall 
Second Row: Robert Russell, Russell ShiVey, Everett Dunn, Isabel Friend, Roberta 

White, Charles Collingwood, Frank Pratt. 
Third Row: Edwin Baker, John Harve^. Arlene Torrey, John Shea, Dorothy Dobson. 
Back Row: Frank Perry, Walter Churchill, Avery Lcvell, Winston Bolton. 


The class officers of the fifth grade were : President, Robert Wager and 
John Harvey; Vice President, Helen Randall; Secretary, Patricia Loring; 
Treasurer. Florence Taylor; Council Members, Robert Santheson and 
Richard Schaffer. 

The class presented an assembly program in March called "Story Book 
Pals". Each member in the class represented a character from a famous 
book. Robert Wager had charge of the morning exercises. 

One afternoon the parents were invited to come to see some of the 
children's work. An illustrated lecture wr s given by ui3 children who used 
lantern slides, which were painted by them. 

The Honor Roll pupils for the first five marking periods were as fol- 
lows : Patricia Loring 5, Frank Pratt 1, John Harvey 3, Richard Schaffer 2. 


First Row: Caesar Monterio, Frances Hall, James Andrews, Eden Peterson, Russell 

Mendes, Stanley Glover, Claience Parkman. 
Second Row: Edmond Peterson, Raymond Monterio, Manuel Grace, Alfred Fontes, George 

Santos, Antcnio Fernandes, Lawrence Baibosa. 
Third Row: Mr. Robert Girardin. 


This year the Opportunity Class has progressed ecnsi'er&LIy, rnd i!;s 
members have done a number of good deeds around the school. 

Those pupils who have done very commendab e work are Alfred FcnLes, 
Raymonu Mcntcrio, Clarence Pr.rkmr.n, and James Andrews. 

During the year about thirty-five birdhouses were built and many of 
them have been put up. The caning of chairs was taken up. 

The boys have done all their own janitor work and have kept their room 
in perfect order. They have a. so kept the school grounds looking very neat. 

The class has done very good work in resurfacing the Junior High 
School baseball diamond, a job which will be continued next fall. 



F?r?t "ow: Phoebe Shirley, Ann Peterson 
Serond Rcw: Arlhur Verge, Robert Bunten 


On November 5, 1940, the four charter members of the Order of the 
Golden Key were chosen. They were Robert Bunten, Ann Peterson, Phoebe 
Shirley, and Arthur Verge. 

The duties of the Golden Key members are to suggest programmes, 
supervise auditorium activities, and in general, to work for the benefit of 
the school. 

Candidates for the order are rated according to their character, school 
spirit, leadership ability, scholarship, and all-round school citizenship. 


First Row: Raymond Monterio, Dorothy Santheson, Ann Peterson, George Teravainen, 

Arthur Verge, Phoebe Shirley, Donald Washburn, Lewis Randall. 
Second Row: Miss Ellen Downey, Betty-Lee Peterson, Robert Santheson, Mae Barclay, 

Lydia Lund, Marie Short, Richard Schaffer, Ann Peterson, Norma MacKenney, Doris 


Third Row: Frederick Harrington, Robert Bunten, Milton Ellis, Raymond Randall. 
Fourth Row: Mr. LeRoy MacKenney, Alfred Fontes, Mr. Ralph Blakeman. 


The officers of the student council were as follows : President, Ann 

Peterson; Vice-President, George Teravainen; Secretary, Phoebe Shirley; 
Tre^ 'rer Arthur Verge. 

The Student Council gave a successful Lobster Supper in October and 
a Bean Supper at the Town Meeting in March. 

Since this year was the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of 
student government in Duxbury, the Council voted to purchase a plaque 
commemorating this event. The plaque of the small Point School, where 
student government was formed, was designed by Frances Burns. 

The Duxbury Student Council is one of eight schools in the South Shore 
Student Conference Group. These conferences, held once a month, are de- 
voted to a discussion on problems of the schools. Possible methods of solv- 
ing the problems are given. The three delegates from Duxbury were Doris 
Prince Ann Peterson, and Phoebe Shirley. 

Ann Peterson, Phoebe Shirley, Robert Bunten, and Arthur Verge were 
elected to be the charter members of the new honor society, the Order of the 
Golden Key. 

The student council is also the Athletic Association and awards letters 
to the players. Since the boys won the championship, a banner was pre- 
sented to them signifying the award. 



First Row: Marshall Freeman, Assistant-Manager; Clinton Sampson, Manager; Melville 
Sinnott, Assistant-Manager. 

Second Row: Stanley Nightingale, Gordon Cornwell, Dana Davis, William Eldridge, 
Arthur Cornwell, William Murphy, Arthur Edwards, Richard Ford, Phillip Mobbs, 
Robert Peterson. Melville Holmes, Malcolm Mosher, Milton Ellis, John Holmes, Arthur 
Verge, George Teravainen, Robert Bunten, Coach Ralph Blakeman. 


The boys' basketball team enjoyed a very successful season winning 11 
of its 12 league gam?s. j.hey lost enj to Hanover but recovered tho 
championship from them. 

The players and fans bcth showed much enthusiasm, with two buses 
going to most of the games. 

Graduation claims Malcolm Mosher and Arthur Verge, who were this 
years Co-captains and regulars. 

The final scores for the season are as follows : Duxburv defeated Stet- 
son 28—25, Alumni 48—27, Pembroke ^5— 16 Marshfield 44—15, Norwell 
56—23, Kingston 45—28, Marshfield 29—25, Hanover 33—25, Norwell 
39—21. Scituate 30—28, Kingston 55—24, Pembroke 44—37, Scituats 
39 — 37, and Avon 69 — 40. Duxbury was defeated by Hanover 31 — 21, 
Avon 42—37, Stetson 27—26, Thayer 59—25, and Plymouth 60—40. 

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imiiiptmn T hum hum him yinimiHf 


MUIfifliailf fia«.» m li wff 

Miss Ruth Manter, Martha Nickerson, Miriam Aino.d, Belt. Green, Deris Prince, 
Letitia LeCain, Constance Lovell, Edith Peterson, Irvina Jones, Earla Chandler, Jane 
Peterson, Phyllis Lovell, Eva Taylor, Gladys Black, Phyllis Mosher, Dorothy Eldridge. 


The Duxbury High School Girls' Basketball team placed second in the 
South Shore League, first place honors going to Kingston and Norwell. 

The girls had for their first team : Edith Peterson, Doris Prince, Earla 
Chandler, Betty Green, Letitia LeCain, Irvina Jones, and Miriam Arnold. 

The most exciting games were those with Kingston and Norwell. Ex- 
citement was the highest when Duxbury played the deciding game with 
Scituate and lost by a score of 13 — 12. The score was the same as last year's 
exciting game with Marshfield. 

Edith Peterson, Irvina Jones, Doris Prince, and Earla Chandler will 
be among the missing next year, but Betty Green, Letitia LeCain, and Mir- 
iam Arnold will be present to carry on. 

The final scores for the season are as follows : 

D. H. S. defeated: Randolph 27—25, Pembroke 24—20, Hanover 
38—17, Marshfield 21—16, Kingston 24—23, Marshfield 14—11, Hanover 
21—11, Scituate 22—12, and Pembroke 18—14. 

D. H. S. was defeated by: Avon 19—17, Randolph 28—16, Norwell 
26—21, Kingston 14—13, Norwell 17—16, Scituate 13—12, and Avon 



First Rcw: Richard Prince, Clarence Walker, Kendall Blanchard, John Harvey, Arthur 

Verge, Milton Ellis, Winthrop Hagman 
Second Row : Arthur Edwards, L.oyd Blanchard, Malcolm Mosher, Arthur Cornwell, 

Dana Davis. Robert Peterson, Marshall Freeman. 
Third Row: John Holmes, Melville Sinnott, Robert Bunten, Lawrence Raymond, George 

Terava.nen, Richard Ford, Coach Ralph Blakeman. 


This season there was a large turn-out for baseball. The positions were 
assigned as follows : Pitchers — Clarence Walker, George Teravainen ; 
Catchers — Arthur Verge, Kendall Blanchard; 1st base, Richard Prince; 
2nd base, Arthur Cornwell; Short-stop, Malcolm Mosher; 3rd base, Lloyd 
Blanchard ; Outfielders, Robert Bunten, Robert Peterson, Melville Sinnott, 
Richard Ford, Dana Davis, and Arthur Edwards; Manager and Scorer, 
Marshall Freeman. 

The baseball schedule for the 1941 season was as follows: 

April 29 ...... Norwell here 

May 5 ....... At Kingston 

May 9 ...... Scituate here 

May 16 ...... Pembroke here 

May 23 At Hanover 

May 27 Marshfield here 

June 3 ....... At Cohasset 

At the time of going to press, the team had won its first two League 


First Row: Mona Scholpp, Robert Peterson, Barbara Morton, Harriet McNeil, Ann 

Peterson, Phoebe Shirley, Earla Chandler, Arthur Edwards. 
Second Row: Mr. Kenneth Macomber, Betty-Lee Peterson, Norma MacKenney, Martha 
Nickerson, Irvina Jones, Frances Burns, Edith Peterson, Doris Prince, Melville 
Sinnott, Mr A. Kempton Smith. 
Third Row: Gladys Black, Dorothy Eldridge, Frederic Harrington, Robert Buntem* 
Lawrence Marshall, Betty Green. 


The Partridge this year was published eight times with a supplemen- 
tary issue of a magazine. 

It was financed by a magazine drive, a blotter drive, and a Memory 

Delegates went to the conventions of the Southeastern Massachusetts 
League of School Publications held in Milton, Abington, and Attleboro. The 
fourth convention was held in Duxbury. From Duxbury the officers of the 
League are: Robert Bunten, Vice-President; Irvina Jones, Corresponding 
Secretary ; and Mr. Kempton Smith, our faculty adviser, Chairman of Ad- 
visory Board. 

The staff has tried a new arrangement in this year's Commencement 
Issue of the Partridge with more and better pictures. 



Frederic Harrington, Melville Sinnott, Virginia Merry, Miss Ruth Manter, Frances 
Burns, Norma MacKenney, Dana Davis, Robert Green, Robert Bunten, John Alden, and 
Robert Peterson. 


The Orchestra has played many new pieces under the supervision of 
Miss Ruth Manter. 

The Orchestra played the following selections at the Senior Class Play, 
"Nothing But The Truth," which was presented on December 6, 1940. 

1. Benjamin Franklin March .... Underwood 

2. Echoes From Grand Opera .... Herfurth 

3. School Cadets ....... Raymond 

4. Festival March ...... Mendelssohn 

The annual concert given by the Orchestra was held May 15th in the 

High School Auditorium at a P. T. A. Meeting. The selections which were 
played are as follows : 

1. March of the Lilliputians ..... Poldini 

2. Festival March ...... Mendelssohn 

3. Spirit of Youth Sordillo 

4. Consecration ....... Beta 

5. Echoes from Grand Opera .... Herfurth 

6. No. 1 Prelude Chopin 

7. No. 3 Waltz in A . . . . . . Brahms 

8. No. 8 Prelude Chopin 


Front Row: Martha Nickerson, Norma MacKenney, Richard Prince, Miss Nancy Horton, 
Coach, Doris Prince. 

Back Row: Nancy O'Neil, Arthur Bradford, Clarence Walker, Frederick Harrington, 
Irvina Jones, Kendall Blanchard, Earla Chandler. 


The comedy "Nothing But The Truth" was presented on Friday, 
December 6, 1940. This p.ay told of the troubles a young man can get into 
when he has promised to tell "nothing but the truth." These ridiculous 
situations were enacted effectively by the following cast : Richard Prince 
as Bob, Norma MacKenney as Given, Bob's fiancee, Martha Nickerson as 
Ethel, a silly young girl, Doris Prince and Nancy O'Neil as Sabel and Mabel 
respectively, two modern young women, Arthur Bradford and Irvina Jones 
as Mr. and Mrs. Ralston, Frederick Harrington as a fussy bishop, Kendall 
Blanchard as Dick, and Earla Chandler as a maid. Miss Nancy Horton 
served as their efficient manager. 

The play committees were managed by the following : Frances Burns, 
tickets; Edith 1, publicity, suvertis n^, und canuy; Arthur Verge 
and Malcolm Mosher, properties; Lawrence Raymond and Winthrop Hag- 
man, programs ; Clinton Sampson and Thomas Taylor served as ushers ; 
and Ann Peterson as business manager. 



Barbara Morton, Eleanor Raymond, Doris Prince, Norma MacKenney, Ann Peterson, 
Sylvia O'Neil, Phoebe Shirley, Betty Green, Jane Peterson, Miriam Arnold. 


"The Tapping Ten" became know in 1937. The girls who made up the 
group four years ago ha\ e been graduated rnd are replac3d bv the girls 
pictured here. The group has been a specialty of every P. T. A. Minstrel 
Show. At the S. M. L. S. P. Convention held at Duxbury on May 21, the 
1941 dancing team climaxed a very successful season. 

Mrs. Richard Crocker has coachea them so wj 1 that chey have become 
very well known. 


Northeastern University 

College of Engineering 

Offers for young men curricula in Civil, 
Mechanical (with Diesel, Air-Conditioning, 
and Aeronautical options), Electrical, Chem- 
ical, Industrial Engineering, and Engineer- 
ing Administration. Classroom study is sup- 
plemented by experiment and research in 
well-equipped laboratories. Degree: Bachelor 
of Sc.ence in the professional field of special- 

College of Liberal Arts 

Jffers f. r young men a broad program of 
o..ege ~ub,ects serving as a foundation for 
the understanding of modern culture, social 
.ciations, and technical achievement. Stu- 
jeius n.ay concentrate in any of the follow- 
.ng rie.ds: B.ology, Chemistry, Economics- 
Soc.oxogy, j_ngiish (including an option in, and Mathematics-Physics. Va- 
ried opportunities available for vocational 
special. zauon. Degree: Bachelor of Science 
01 ^a^..«..or ut Arts. 

College of Business Administration 

Offers for young men six curricula: Accounting, Banking and Finance, 
Marketing and Advertising, Journalism, Public Administration, and In- 
dustrial administration. Each curriculum provides a sound training in 
tne fundamentals of business practice and culminates in special courses 
i evott.. to the various professional fields. Degree: Bachelor of Science 
in Business Administration. 
Sth ol of Law 
Offers three- ear day and four-year even- 
ng und>.rgiaduate programs leading to the 
degree cf Bachelor of Laws. A minimum of 
tv. o years of college work, or its full equiv- 
a.en.. lequireo lor admission to undergradu- 
ate programs. Case method of instruction, 
he bch^ol also offers a two-year evening 
i gi-ai.i u. tn lO graduates of approved law 
hu. is and leading to the decree of Master 
ui ^awi. Undergraduate and graduate pro- 
arran:s admit men and women. 

School of Business 

Offers curricula through evening classes in 
Accounting, Industrial Management, Dis- 
tributive Management, and Engineering and 
Business, leading to the degree of Bachelor 
of Business Administration in specified 
fie'ds. Preparation for C. P. A. Examina- 
tions. A special four-year curriculum in Law 
and Business Management leading to the 
Bachelor of Commercial Science degree with 
appropriate specifications is also offered. 
Shelter programs may be arranged. Co-edu- 

' ational. 

Evening Courses of the College of Liberal Arts 

Certain courses of the College of Liberal Arts are offered during evening 
hour.3 au^ concentration in Economics, English, History and Govern- 
ment or Sociai Science. A special program preparing for admission to 
1he School of Law is also available The program is equivalent in hours 
to one-half the requirement for the A.B. or S.B. degree. Associate in 
ixits title conferred. Co-educational. 

Co-operative Plan 

The Colleges of Liberal Arts, Engineering and Business Administration offer day programs 
for men only, and are conducted on the co-operative plan. After the freshman year, students 
may alternate their periods of study with periods of work in the employ of business or in- 
cus.rlal concerns at ten-week intervals. Under this plan they gain valuable experience and 
earn a large part of their college expenses. 



Director of Admissions 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Please send me a catalog of the 
| | College of Liberal Arts 

| | College of Engineering 

| | College of Business Administration 

| | School of Law 

□ Evening School of Business 

□ Day Pre-Legal Program 

□ Evening— College of Liberal Arts 




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Agent for 
290A Court St. Tel. 1167-W No. Plymouth 




One- and two-year courses. Well- 
qualified faculty. Extra-curricula 

activities. Day and Evening classes. 
Previous commercial training not re- 
cuired. Courses meet the needs of 
business and government. Calls 
for graduate exceed the supply. 
Catalogue contains full information. 



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I St. George Street Telephone 3 Duxbury, Mass. 




' Congratulations to the Class of '41 

\ REMICK'S Quincy, Mass. 

I Outfitters of South Shore Graduates Since 1896 

IIi^iMON i.EAY, Sch-ol Representative 




H. L. Webster 

Watchmaker and Engraver 

Main St. Ext. 





A Store Devoted 

Exclusively to 

Misses' and Women's Wear 

36 & 38 Court St. Plymouth 


Furniture and Appliances 

Plymouth No. Plymouth 

Compliments of 


Plymouth's most Popular 
Shop for Misses and Women 

54 Main Street 





3 Hour Cleansing Service 

All Work Done on Premises 
We Call and Deliver 
301 Court St. Tel. 941 No. Plymouth 

Cushman Bakery 



Telephone 487 

Johnson Brothers 

Bouquets and Corsages 

Phone Duxbury 377-W Elm St. 

Telegraph Delivery. Service 

B. F. Goodrich 

Dealer in 

Hay, Grain, Coal, 
Poultry Supplies, Lumber, Roofing 
Cement, etc. 


Compliments of 

Shoe Store 

1 1 Court St. Plymouth 

Compliments of 

E. S. Wright 


Tel. 543 


Compliments of 

Josselyn's Variety 


Compliments of 

Duxbury Hdwe. Co. 

Hall's Corner So. Duxbury 

Mayflower Cleansers 

KOBLANTZ Bros., Mgr. 

First Class Tailoring 
Altering and Remodeling 

Main St. Ext. Ply. 1240 

Dexter's Shoe Store 

The Store of Values, 
Styles, and Quality 

Tel. 183-W 

36 Court St. Plymouth 

R. M. Bradley 8C Co., Inc. 



8 Newbury St., Boston 

!■. e St , '»°'" "uxbury 



Compliments of 

Reynolds Poultry 

Duxbury Tel. Mass 

Compliments of 










20 Middle St. Phone 165-M Plymouth, Mass 

"Success to the Class of 1941" 


Standish Street South Duxbury 

Good Luck to the Class of 1941 


Home of Ford for 28 Years 
Have you tried the slow motion spring ride? 

For real Service call Duxbury 95 



Duxbury Coal 8C Lumber 








Tel. Du: 



The Shops of Distinction 


Beauty and Barber Shops 

Hall's Corner 

South Duxburv 

) - 

Compliments of 

First National Stores, Inc. 

! Telephone 683 

So. Duxburv 

Compliments of 

Walter Prince 

Plumbing and Air Conditioning 

Wirt Bros. Co. 



Fish Market 

Fresh Fish, Clams, Woods 
Fireplace and Kindling Wood 

C rmr ircmont and Tobey Garden Rd. 
Sc. 1 uxbury Tel. Dux. 380 

Compliments of 

Alves' Shoe Store 

Shoes for the Entire Family 

Telephone 303 No. Plymouth 


Groceries, Cold Meats 

Gen. Merchandise 
Radio Sales and Service 
Tel. Dux. 686 Island Creek 

Compliments of 


Free Delivery Tel. 15 

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Compliments of 

Walter Smith 

Mobb's Barber Shop 

Lo ring's 


j Plymouth 



Compliments of 

Hall's Corner Market 

15 yrs. Prop. 
L. A. Karcher & Co., Boston, Mass. 

George Holzworth ' 

Repairing of High Grade Watches 
Clocks and Marine Chronometers 
77 Summer Street Kingston \ 



j Kings 

Jordan's Pharmacy 

LEON P. TURA, Ph.G., Prop. 




School Pins and Rings 

Art Jewelry Co. 


f 15 Main St. 


Tel. 65 

Murray Electrical Co. 

So. Duxbury, Mass. 

Tel. 420 


This School has a traditional background 
of 50 years' experience in 
successful training for business 

Telephone 635 

George E. Bigelow, Prin. 226 Main St., Brockton, Mass. 


Cushing Bros. 



South Duxbury 
. cle, hcno ">-R 

Compliments of 

; Muirhead 8C Holway, Inc. 




Edwin S. White, Pres. 

Allan R. White, Treas. 

Compliments of 







| 62' 

When Better Shoe Repairing 

Is Done 


Will do It 
Main St. Plymouth 

Next to Walkover Shoe Store 

Compliments of 

Y/insor House 




the Teachers and Pupils 

of Duxbury High School 

Paul C. Peterson 



Specializing in 
Tel. Duxbury 494 





Represented by 

93 High Street 



South Shores Finest 



Plymouth's Modern Store 
i' or Men and Boys 

Compliments of 

Walkover Shoe Store 



Puritan Clothing Co. agents for bass moccasins 



Graduation and Sportswear 



Morse and Sherman 

Plymouth Mass 

Great Gift Shop 

19 — 21 Court Street 


Compliments of 

Stevens, the Florist 



(Plymouth Tel. 228-W 




I ~ 

Volta Oil Co. 


j 297 Court Street 

No. Plymouth, Mass. 

Distributor of Texaco 
and Firestone Products 

I Tel. 840-W 



Freeman's Variety Store 

Duxbury Headquarters for 
Victor, Bluebird, Columbia 

Okeh Records 


Popular Sheet Music 

Tel. Dux 684 So. Duxburv 

John E. Jordan Co. 

Your Hardware Store 
for 114 years 

Sheet Metal Work 
Plymouth Tel. 283 Mass. 



T. G. Graham & Son j 

Home Bakery and Restaurant 

R utc 3 A 

Opp. A. & P. 
Marshfield ! 

Compliments of 

Louis, the Barber 

Kingston, Mass. 

lx e lent Food Reasonably Priced 

Snug Harbor 

'ashing ton Lt., Duxbury Center 

Tel. Duxbury 480-W 
On the Country Road to Plymouth 

Compliments of 

Kingston Photo Studio 

Tel. King. 441 Kingston, Mass. 

Earl W. Gooding 

Jeweler and Optometrist 

i t-b'ished 1882 


! Compliments of 

Eddie's Shoe System 

| Shoes for the whole family 

• Plymouth Mass. 

Thank you, 

Test Wishes to the 
Class of 1941 
The OfHcial Photographers