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Duxbury Room 




Duxbury 
Massachusetts 



371.897 
D987 



PARTRIDGE 



All the world's a stage, 
And all the men and women merely players. 
They have their exits and their entrances; 
And one man in his time plays many parts. 



DUXBURY HIGraHJUI 

DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS 

Duxbury Free Library 



THE PLAYWRIGHTS 




Marion Pratt, Business Editor; Jean Cope, Literary Co-Editor; Mr. McGarigal, Business 
Adviser; Lucie Butler, Literary Co-Editor; Miss Stover, Adviser; Lois Jenner, Editor in 
Chief; Richard Ragazzini, Art Editor; Barbara Seaver, Layout Editor. 



We have reached the goal toward which we 
have been striving for twelve years — gradua- 
tion. It has been a long and hard struggle for 
many of us, a struggle which we are glad to 
see end. There were times when we became 
discouraged with .the books we studied, the 
papers we wrote, and the marks we received. 
With the exception of those of us continuing 
our schooling, these labors and worries are 
over. This is but one aspect of graduation and 
a minute one. We should realize that gradua- 



accomplished an important educational aim; 
we have taught our brains to work and our 
minds to think. 

As adults we shall be expected to shoulder 
responsibilities and to solve problems we never 
had before. We will have to make decisions 
about things far more serious than we have 
yet faced. Above all we must be able to dis- 
tinguish the right from the wrong, the true 
from the false, and the advantages from the 
disadvantages. We must weigh the facts. In 
doing so, we will be fully aware that gradu- 
ation is indeed commencement, the commence- 
ment of the longer struggle of Life. 



THE PRODUCERS 




Your twelve-year-long rehearsal is over. Your pro- 
ducers, directors, and technical advises have 
coached you through arduous months of learning 
and playing. You have missed cues, fluffed lines, 
encountered interruptions, but you have progressed 
steadily. Now, all you have been taught during re- 
hearsals is behind you. Each one of you can play 
the role he chooses, and each role, though maybe 
not a leading one, can be important. 

In this materialistic time, the props and settings 
seem to dominate the individual dignity of players 
on the stage — a lavish scene may often get more 
plaudits than a well-played part. Sometimes we tend 
to judge not by accomplishment and character, but 
by possessions. 

The script is yours to write, and you are audience 
as well as players. If you can relegate the props to 
minor places, put emphasis on character and indivi- 
dual worth, give credits for knowledge, skill, and 
service to the world, keep your respect for self, 
and man, and God, who is your Final Critic, you 
will have mastered, not the art of acting, but the 
greater art of living. 

Play the part first! Trim the stage last. 

Mr. Hugh O. Macfarlane 
Principal of Duxbury High School 



Education has always been one of the chief con- 
cerns of the people of Duxbury. As long ago as 1642 
the General Court of Massachusetts established laws 
concerning the education of her young people. This 
date, it should be noted, was only a few years after 
Duxbury had become incorporated as a town. 
Through all the years since then graduates of her 
schools have maintained this interest and have en- 
deavored to provide better educational opportuni- 
ties for the youth of the community. 

You are now privileged to be numbered among 
those who have graduated from the Duxbury schools. 
It should be remembered, however, that with this 
privilege goes a responsibility to maintain an active 
interest in these schools in order that they may meet 
the needs of generations to come. I urge you to 
accept this responsibility and help continue our 
traditional interest in education. 

Dr. Everett L. Handy 
Superintendent of Schools 





Miss Coleman, Physical Education; Mr. Rothfuss, Math; Mrs. Wheeler, 
Home Economics. 




Mr. Kennedy, Social Studies. 

Mrs. Bencordo, Librarian. 




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Helpful, precise, and enthusiastic. 
Whenever ideas are wanted Helen 
is sure to come through with plen- 
ty. Subtle wit is one of her hidden 
talents, as was seen in her demon- 
stration of the ideal secretary. 




HELEN MARIE APRIL 

Facts alone are wanted in life. 




Softball 1, 2; Field Hockey 1, 2; 
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; A.A. 1, 2; 
Yearbook 4; Shop Club 3; Tourna- 
ment of Plays 1. 




Moody, athletic, and persuasive. 
Chuck is the he-man of our class. 
Although he is head-strong and 
cannot be swayed, he nevertheless 
possesses a gentle manner under 
a gruff exterior. 




CHARLES F. BENEVENTO 

A few strong instincts and a few 
plain rules. 




Basketball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 
3, 4; Soccer 1, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; 
A.A. 2, 3, 4; Student Council 2, 
President 4; Senior Class Play 4. 



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Conscientious, reserved, and pleas- 
ant. Jay always has a friendly word 
for everyone. Although she is not 
a book-worm, she deserves a great 
deal of credit for her work in the 
library. 




Intellectual, dimpled, and lanky. 
Peter can be recognized by his 
casual cashmeres, dirty white bucks 
and grey flannels. He is the baby 
of our class and divides his time 
between Belmont and the golf 
courses of New England. 




JANICE MARIE BORGHESANI 

Kind words never die. 




PETER GILBERT BROWN 

The world knows nothing of its 
greatest men. 




Student Council 1; Yearbook 4; Li- 
brary Service Club, Secretary 1, 2, 
Treasurer 3, President 4; Honor 
Usher 3. 




President 4; Basketball 4; Glee Club 
4; Student Council 1, 3; Marshal 
System 2; Yearbook 4. 



15 




Enigmatic, dynamic, and candid. 
Lucie's imagination and originality 
are reflected in her handwriting 
and her hair cut. Her enthusiasm 
with the violin in our class play 
is characteristic of her peppy per- 
sonality. 




Mischievous, tomboyish, and tiny. 
Sissy is our class hellion and can 
always be found in the midst of 
the hilarity whenever a prank is 
being pulled on someone. She is 
outstanding in athletics, having an 
equally good rating on the basket- 
ball court or the softball diamond. 




LUCIE LOW BUTLER 

Take a pair of sparkling eyes. 




ANN CARVER 

/ know a trick worth two of that. 




Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Choir 1, 2, 3, 
4; A.A. 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2, 3; 
Twirler 1, 2; Yearbook 4; Dramatic 
Club 1, 2; French Club 4; Tourna- 
ment of Plays 1, 3; Senior Class 
Play 4. 




Basketball 1, 2, 4; Field Hockey 1; 
A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Marshal System 1, 
2; Band 2, 3; Yearbook 4; Softball 
1, 2, 3, 4; Tournament of Plays 1. 



16 




Musical, enthusiastic, and comical. 
Cousy is our class comedian. He 
has done a great deal of 4-H work, 
and it is rumored that he has the 
best herd of guernseys on the 
South Shore. 




Considerate, helpful, and respon- 
sible. David is the electrician of our 
class. Whenever there is a movie 
to be shown or a play to be pro- 
duced, David is there to man the 
lights and cameras. He can always 
be depended upon to do a job 
well, as he proved by building the 
set for the senior play. 




ARTHUR BURTON CHANDLER 

/ am, sir, a brother of the angels. 




Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 4; 
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2 : 
3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Yearbook 4; 
French Club 4. 




Club 3; Boys' State Award 3. 

DAVID KING CHANDLER 

He tried the luxury of doing good. 



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Stoical, handsome, and puzzling. 
Howard is one of the quietest boys 
of our class. Although he is a dif- 
ficult person to get to know, he 
is a true friend to those who know 
him well. When it comes to cars, 
David is a whiz. 



DAVID GERALD CHENEY 

His bark is worse than his bite. 



Basketball 1, 2; Soccer 1, 2; Base- 
ball 1, 2; Marshal System 4; Year- 
book 4; S. S. Club 1; Shop Club 1; 
Honor Marshal 3. 




Sympathetic, soft-spoken, and viv- 
acious. Tyke, although flirtacious, 
is always available when a respon- 
sible person is needed. Her gentle 
manner is a blessing when things 
have to be organized. Tyke has 
all the qualities of a loyal friend. 





JEAN BARBARA COPE 

For softness she and sweet attrac- 
tive grace. 



Secretary 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 
4; Choir 4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Student 
Council 1; Cheerleader 1, 2; Twirler 
1, 2, 3; Yearbook 2, 4. 



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Although she only came to Dux- 
bury in our last year, her quiet sug- EVA LOUISE DIMOND 
gestions and practical ideas have Her ways are ways of gentleness. 
made her a wonderful addition to 
our senior class. 




Mechanical, witty, and slim. Russ 
came to our class in our junior 
year. This year we are just finding 
out about his good sense of humor. 
He can be recognized by his black 
leather jacket and his sauntering 
walk. He is very interested in tink- 
ering with his car or any other 
old car. 




RUSSELL ALLYNE DOYLE 

He said he knew what was what. 




Basketball 3; Glee Club 4; S. S. 
Club 4; Yearbook 4; Boys' State 
Award 3. 



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Independent, saucy, and sensitive. 
Evie's chocolate brown eyes are 
always brimming with merriment. 
In a basketball game, class discus- 
sion, or something in between, Evie 
can be counted on to do her part 
and do it well. 




EVELYN JOYCE FERNANDES 

Virtue is bold and goodness never 
fearful. 




Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 
3, 4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club 3, 4; A. A. 3, 4; Yearbook 4; 
Dramatic Club 1, 2, Secretary 3, 
Vice President 4; Tournament of 
Plays 1, 2, 3. 



t 




Vivacious, loyal, and capricious. 
Anne's round of beaus is famous; 
every week she seems to have 
found the one. Her endurance in 
field hockey is well known, as is 
her pitching in softball. 




ANNE LEE HARDY 

Follow love and it will flee, flee 
love and it will follow thee. 




Basketball 1, 4; Softball 2, 3, 4; 
Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Marshal system 
2; Dramatic Club 3, President 4; 
Tournament of Plays 1, 2. 



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Reserved, domestic, and mysterious. 
Although Jeannie is not the most 
active senior in school activities, 
she excels in her 4-H work. She 
is well known to all of us for her 
work with young children and for 
her home-making abilities. 




Sincere, unaffected, and pessimis- 
tic. Ivy can be expected to stand 
up for her opinions and is always 
found in the vicinity of a practical 
joke. She varies between being 
completely serious and happy-go- 
lucky. 




JEAN LOUISE HUTCHINSON 

Do as you're bidden and you'll 
never bear blame. 




MARY G. IVANOFF 

One last remark — I wish to make 
One last explanation — I wish to 
offer. 




Secretary 1; Yearbook 4. 




President 1; Vice-President 2, 3; 
Treasurer 4; Basketball 1, 4; A. A. 
1, 2, 3, 4; Head Marshal 4; Student 
Council 4; French Club 4; Band 1; 
Yearbook 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Tournament of Plays 3; Honor Ush- 
er 3. 



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Petite, meticulous, and stylish. Loie 
is our class fashion plate. Because 
of her exceptional executive abil- 
ity, she has earned quite a name 
for herself around and about Dux- 
bury. 




Sophisticated, glamorous, and mu- 
sical. Jan, of the beautiful red hair, 
is best known as the girl with a 
melodious voice. She is very poised 
and yet overflowing with coquet- 
tish pranks. 




LOIS PRISCILLA JENNER 

We always believe our first love 
is our last, and our last love our 
first. 




JANET ELIZABETH KILGOUR 

She moves like a goddess and she 
looks like a queen. 




Treasurer 1; Field Hockey 1, Man- 
ager 2; Tennis 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 
4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Twirler 1, 2; 
Yearbook Editor 4; Dramatic Club 
3, 4; French Club 4; Honor So- 
ciety, Secretary 4; Tournament of 
Plays 1, 2, 3; Senior Play 4; Honor 
Usher 3. Girls' State Award 3. 




Glee Club 1, 2, 3, President 4; 
Choir 1, 2, 3; Twirler 1, 2; Year- 
book 4; Tournament of Plays 1, 2; 
Senior Class Play 4. 



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Straight-forward, affectionate, and 
engaged. Anne made a spectacu- 
lar showing in her senior year, not 
only by starring in our class play, 
but also by being the first one in 
the Class of '54 to become en- 
gaged. Her two outstanding traits 
are good sportsmanship and con- 
sideration of others. 




ANNE ELIZABETH MARR 

To love, cherish, and obey. 




Basketball 1, 2, 3; Field Hockey 1, 
2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club 4; A. A. 3, 4; Marshal Sys- 
tem 3; Yearbook 4; Dramatic Club 
1, 2, 3; Library Service Club 1; 
Tournament of Plays 1, 2, 3; Sen- 
ior Class Play 4. 




Flippant, fiery, and flirtacious. Tom- 
my is a warrior on the basketball 
court and a wit in the class room. 
He is moody at times but it is not 
long until his roguish grin appears 
again. 




THOMAS HOWARD 
MULLANEY 

A smile for every fellow and two 
for every girl. 




Treasurer 2; Vice-President 4; Bas- 
ketball 2, 3, 4; Soccer 3, 4; Base- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; A. A. 3, 
4; Student Council, Treasurer 4; 
Marshal System 1; Yearbook 4; 
Senior Class Play 4; Honor Usher 3. 



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Conscientious, efficient, and shy. 
Whether it is the Yearbook, a 
dance, or a class play, Marion has 
certainly contributed toward its 
success. Famous for her blush, Mar- 
ion, nevertheless, is not reticent in 
class, where she always knows all 
the right answers. 




. MARION JEAN PRATT 

Blushing is the co/or of virtue. 




Treasurer 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 
Manager 4; Glee Club 4; Marshal 
1; Yearbook 4; Honor Society 3, 
Vice President 4; Honor Usher 3. 




Loquacious, unpredictable, and en- 
ergetic. Rags, with his humor and 
love for baseball, will always be 
remembered. He also loves the girls 
but hopes they don't notice how 
much. Although Dickie is often im- 
movable, once he has started on a 
job he will finish it to perfection. 




RICHARD RONALD 
RAGAZZINI 

Such and so various are the tastes 
of men. 




Basketball 2, 4; Soccer 1, 3, 4; 
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 
President 4; Yearbook 4; Shop 
Club 1; Senior Class Play 4. 



24 



Reserved, variable, and sparkling. 
A glance at Barbie would hardly 
reveal that she can be a bun- 
dle of dynamite on the basketball 
court, or a quiet, efficient worker 
in class. However, by her pretty 
face one can see that she is the 
belle of the ball at any social 
whirl. 




Satirical, breezy, and tenacious. 
Georgie always has a comment 
about everything. Although his sar- 
castic manner is often misleading, 
George is really a pretty lovable 
character. 



BARBARA ANNETTE SALEY 

There's no art to find the mind's 
construction in the face. 




GEORGE EDWARD 
SEARLE-SPRATT 

For / am nothing, if not critical. 



Basketball 4; Softball 3, 4; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Marshal System 3; 
Yearbook 4; Honor Usher 3. 




Library Service Club, Treasurer 1, 
President 2, 3, Secretary 4; Tourna- 
ment of Plays 1, 2, 3; Senior Class 
Play 4. 



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Idealistic, understanding, and dra- 
matic. Barbie always has time to 
help someone. Perhaps this is why 
she is continuously dashing from 
one activity to the next. Her flighty 
questions keep us on the edge of 
our chairs while the teachers take 
a deep breath and meditate. 




BARBARA JANE SEAVER 

Give me a place to stand and I 
will move the earth. 



Basketball 1, 3, 4; Field Hockey 1, 
2, 3, 4; Tennis 4; A. A. 2, 3, Secre- 
tary 4; Yearbook 4; Dramatic Club 
1, Secretary 2, Vice-President 3; 
French Club 4; Softball 1, 2, 3; 
Tournament of Plays 3; Senior Class 
Play 4; Honor Usher 3. 




Versatile, refined, and scientific. 
Skinny and her fighting mice are 
the talk of D. H. S. Her clear and 
logical thinking has aided her in 
becoming and remaining tops in 
the fieTd of science. She also rates 
high in athletics and is one of the 
most popular members of the class. 




MARY STEWART SKINNER 

How forcible are words. 



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Vice-President 1, President 2; Bas- 
ketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3; 
Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 
2, 3, 4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Student 
Council 3, Vice-President 4; Band 
1, 4; Yearbook 2, 4; Dramatic Club 
1, Vice-President 2, President 3; 
French Club 4; Honor Society, 
Treasurer 3, President 4; Tourna- 
ment of Plays 1, 2, 3; Senior Class 
Play 4; Girls' State Award 3. 



Generous, changeable, and ironi- 
cal. Muffie, like New England 
weather, is stormy one moment and 
calm the next. She is shy about 
her talent as a pianist, and al- 
though everyone has caught her 
practicing her concertos at odd 
moments, she still will not willingly 
play for us. 




SARA SOUTHWICK 

Like — but oh! How different! 



Glee Club 4; Student Council, Sec- 
retary 4; Yearbook 4; Senior Class 
Play 4. 




Jolly, angelic, and glowing. Car- 
olyn is the cheeriest member of 
the class. When others are down 
in the dumps Swiftie is always 
there with her warm smile. She 
is pleasantly plump, pretty, and 
chock full of personality. 




CAROLYN NICHOLS SWIFT 

As merry as the day is long. 




Basketball 2; Twirler 1, 2; Glee 
Club 3, 4; Yearbook 4; Tourna- 
ment of Plays 3; Senior Class Play 
4. 



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Stolid, laconic, and apathetic. 
Around D. H. S. Jerry is a wolf in 
sheep's clothing, but out of school 
his true personality is revealed. 
Herbie has little to say but what 
he says is apropos, as he misses 
very little of what goes on around 
him. 




HERBERT CLARENCE WIRT, Jr. 

Be all my sins remembered. 




Basketball 1, 2, 4; Soccer 1, 2, 3, 
4; A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2; 
Yearbook 4. 



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Treasurer; Thomas Mullaney, Vice-President. 



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Carol April 
Nancy Crocker 
Lois Jenner, Secretary 
Olga Johnson 

Marion Pratt, Vice President 
Mary Skinner, President 
Mr. Blakeman 

Leadership, character and service-- 
these are not only the requirements 
for membership in the National Honor 
Society but its aims as well. This or- 
ganization, which offers its members 
educational trips, strives to improve 
scholarship in Duxbury High. Although 
its membership must be limited, there 
is no limit in its influence on and its 
challenge to all Duxbury students. 




STUDENT COUNCIL 




Richard Anthony 
Anne Barker 

Charles Benevento, President 
Anne Cheney 
Nancy Crocker 
Gordon Cushing 
Harry Ivanoff 

Mary Ivanoff, Head Marshal 

Patricia Johnson 

Thomas Mullaney, Treasurer 

Patricia Redlon 

Thomas Sangiolo 

Mary Skinner, Vice President 

Sarah Southwick, Secretary 

Jack Williams (absent) 

Mr. MacFarlane 




2>fSQUSS J Oa> / // 



CHORUS 



Carol April 


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Helen April 


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Anna RarLftT 

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Janet Kilgour, President 


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Peter Brown 


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Lucie Butler 


Anna AAar^ 
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Gayle Campbeil 


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PirliArd famn 

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Lois Mucjf ord 


Ann Carver 


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Edith N ichols 


Anne Cheney 


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Joan Nix 


Nancy Crocker 


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Madeline Coffin 


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Jean Cope 


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Gordon Cushmcj 


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W ! t~A Procirlont 
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Patricia Pratt 


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John DeLorenzo 


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AAary Sanford 


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AAary Skinner 




Peter Smith 


Bruce Evans 


Carolyn Swift, Secretary 


Paul Evans 


Betty Thomas 


Linda Faulkner 


Diane Thomas 


Evelyn Fernandes 


Wendell Thorton 


Greta Glass 


Carlton Tripp 


Carol Guilderson 


Barbara Wadsworth 


Anne Hardy 


Penelope Whitney 


Robert Harvey 


Ruth Woodsum 


Mary Ivanoff 


Mr. Jarvis 




CHOIR 




Carol April 
Helen April 
Anne Barker 
Linda Benevides 
Richard Chase 
Peter Clarke 
Nancy Crocker 
Jean Cope 
Anne Coillard 
Gordon Cushing 
Joseph DeLorenzo 
Susan Denyer 
Eva Dimond 
Evelyn Fernandes 
Carol Guilderson 
Anne Hardy 
Olga Johnson 
Patricia Johnson 
Brenda Locke 
Patti Lucey 
Heather MacGibbon 
Anne Marr 
Lois Mugford 
Gerald Nightingale 
Joan Nix 
Kent Paige 
Phyllis Paulding 
Patience Perry 
Irene Pratt 
Marion Pratt 
Patricia Redlon 
Barbara Saley 
Thomas Sangiolo 
Carolyn Swift 
Diane Thomas 
Wendell Thornton 
Barbara Wadsworth 
Mr. Jarvis 



BAND 



Harry Andrews 
Carol April 
Paul April 
Russell Atwood 
Richard Bartlett 
David Benson 
David Chandler 
Wayland Clarke 
Grant Cope 
Sarah Eddy 
Robert Hutchinson 
Ruth Hutchinson 
Sean Kirman 
Fred LaCoss 



Clark Loth 
James MacFarlane 
Kenneth Nelson 
Neil Phillips 
Charles Pierce 
Donald Roycroft 
Marjorie Roycroft 
Mary Sanford 
Ernest Timpany 
Fred Wadsworth 
Sarah Woodward 
Susan Woodward 
Mr. Jarvis 



The band returned to basketball 

games this year and D. H. S. took no- 
tice. Pep rallies and improved medium 
of assemblies, too, felt the effects of 
this school spirit. We thank Mr. Jarvis 
and his new young musicians and 
know Duxbury will be proud of its 
band this Memorial Day. 




DRAMATIC CLUB 




Gayle Campbell 
Eva Dirrrond 
Evelyn Fernandes 
Vice President 
Anne Hardy, President 
Frank Nudd 
Wayne Ricker 
Edward Seaver, Secretary 
Betty Thomas 
Carlton Tripp, Treasurer 
Russell Tripp 
Mrs. Harrison 



With plays spring and fall there is 
no doubt dramatics have a leading 
part at Duxbury High. Our Dramatic 
Club not only sparks the interclass 
competition in our annual Tournament 
of Plays but takes the complete res- 
ponsibility for this production. Make 
up and properties are familiar words 
to the Duxbury dramatist in late Octo- 
ber and late March. In midwinter, after 
the senior play, you will find him 
studying the fine points of stage pres- 
ence or searching for three one-act 
plays suitable for freshmen, soph- 
omores, and juniors. 



AUDIO-VISUAL AND LIBRARY SERVICE CLUBS 



William. Bennett 
Janice Borghesani, President 
Mary Govoni, Vice President 
Ruth Randall 

George Searle-Spratt, Treasurer and Secretary 



William Bennett 
llmars Berzins 
David Chandler 
David Freeman 
Neil Phillips 
Carlton Tripp 
Russell Tripp 
Richard Wilkins 





ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 




Carol April 
Anne Barker 
Charles Benevento 
Charles Bridgham 
Donald Brock 
Peter Brown 
Lucie Butler 
Ann Carver 
Arthur Chandler 
Anne Cheney 
Madeline Coffin 
Jean Cope 
Nancy Crocker 
Joseph DeLorenzo 
Susan Denyer 
Bruce Evans 
Evelyn Fernandes 
Bette Glass 
Anne Hardy 
Robert Harvey 
Mary Ivanoff, Vice 
Lois Jenner 



Olga Johnson 
Patricia Johnson 
Brenda Locke 
Anne Mart 
Richard Metheany 
Lois Mugford 

Thomas Mullaney, Treasur 
Sandra Nickerson 
Kent Paige 

Richard Ragazzini, Preside 
Barbara Saley 
Mary Sanford 
Thomas Sangiolo 
Barbara Seaver, Secretary 
Mary Skinner 
Shirley Sollis 
Wendell Thornton 
Penelope Whitney 
Miss Coleman 
Mr. Kennedy 
President Mr. Mendenhall 



SOCCER 



Harry Andrews 
Paul April 
Russell Atwood 
Charles Benevento 
Charles Bridgham 
Donald Brock 
Arthur Chandler 
David Chandler 
Grant Cope 
John DeLorenzo 
Joseph DeLorenzo 
Howard Hulbert 
Thomas Mullaney 
Thomas Parker 
Richard Ragazzini 
Thomas Sangiolo 
Herbert Wirt 






FIELD HOCKEY 




Carol April 
Anne Barker 
Anne Cheney 
Anne Couillard 
Evelyn Fernandes, 
Assistant Manager 
Anne Hardy 
Patricia Johson 
Brenda Locke 
Anne Marr 
Lois Mugford 
Patience Perry 
Barbara Seaver 
Mary Skinner 
Shirley Sollis 
Patricia Sutton, Manager 
Betty Thomas 
Diane Thomas 
Ruth Woodsum 



Anne Barker 
Velta Berzins 
Lucie Butler 
Nancy Crocker 
Lois Gagne 
Bette Glass 
Carol Guilderson 
Lois Jenner 
Brenda Locke 
Heather MacGibbon 
Joan Nix 
Patience Perry 
Patricia Redlon 
Barbara Seaver 
Mary Skinner 
Shirley Sollis 
Patricia Sutton 
Betty Thomas 
Diane Thomas 
Winslow Allen 
Donald Brock 
Richard Caron 
Peter Clarke 
Joseph DeLorenzo 
Paul Evans 
Harry Ivanoff 
Gerald Nightingale 
Edward Seaver 



TENNIS 




CHEERLEADERS 




Anne Barker 
Anne Cheney 
Madeline Coffin 
Harriett Marr 
Sandra Nickerson 
Penelope Whitney 



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BASKETBALL 







Carol April 
Ann Carver 
Nancy Crocker 
Eva Dimond 
Evelyn Fernandes 
Bette Glass 
Mary Ivanoff 
Olga Johnson 
Brenda Locke 
Ethel AAacFarlane 
Heather MacGibbon 
Lois Mugford 
Patience Perry 
Irene Pratt 

Marion Pratt, Manager 
Patricia Redlon 
Barbara Saley 
Mary Sanford 
Barbara Seaver 
Diane Thomas 
Ruth Woodsum 




SOFTBALL 



Eleanor Blanchard 

Gayle Campbell 

Ann Carver 

Anne Cheney 

Anne Couillard, Manager 

Eva Dimond 

Darlene Doyle 

Dorothy Egan 

Evelyn Fernandes 

Patricia Glass 

Anne Hardy 

Mary Ivanoff 

Patti Lucey 

Ethel MacFarlane 

Anne Marr 

Patricia Pratt 

Ruth Randall 

Mary Sanford 

Barbara Wadsworth 

Ruth Woodsum 




BASEBALL 




Harry Andrews 
Russell Atwood 
Charles Benevento 
Peter Brown 
James Busher 
David Chandler 
Richard Chase 
Bruce Evans 
Thomas Mullaney 
Thomas Parker 
Richard Ragazzini 
Thomas Sangiolo 
Wendell Thornton 



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cup ot cottee. Uccasior 
teachers and books and went home to bed . . . that was 
occasionally. 

Suddenly it was five minutes of eight and the house 
lights were dimmed. Inside everyone felt very shaky and 
untalented. The sound of a violin was heard; Penelope had 



started; soon Mrs. Reardon entered, then Marcia, Warry, 
and Nana. Everyone was still nervous, but Essie cured 
that with the laugh she brought as she entered. Our play 
went on to more excitement and humor at the appearance 
of Todd and Sherwin. We knew we had done a good job 
when Lily received her round of applause. The climax 
was the breakfast scene and the curtain came down on the 
seniors' first performance of the year — a great success. 
Our class adviser gave us roses for our good work. A 
bouquet to Miss Stover for the help and patience that 
pulled us through and a round of cheers for Mrs. Churchill 
who always knew we could do it. 



THE CAST 



Penelope Reardon Lucie Butler 

Laura Reardon Barbara Seaver 

Mrs. James Parker Janet Ki|gour 

SSie Carolyn Swift 

Nana Reardon c . . 

Mary Skinner 

Reginald Reardon Charles Benevento 

Marcia Reardon . • , 

... _ , Lois Jenner 

Warry Reardon D . , , n 

, „ Richard Ragazzini 

James Parker ~ _ . _ 

CL _ , George Searle-Spratt 

Sherwin Parker T , ... 

, ., n . Thomas Mullaney 

Lily Reardon . .' 

T „ „ Anne Marr 

load Galloway _ 

Peter Brown 



Prompters 
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Staging 
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Tickets 

Marion Pratt Helen April 




CGo) you icoeoiofc* 







Barbie baley as a woman wrestler . . . Eva bold 
and brassy . . . Russell coming to school on the' bus 
. . . Helen with a crew cut . . . Jay as a sophisticated 
snob . . . Barbie Seaver never asking questions . . . 
Lucie with small brown eyes . . . David Chandler 
as a yacht club playboy . . . Janet with straight, 
mousey hair . . . Herb being a great poet . . . Lois 
as a snake charmer . . . Arthur without rhythm . . . 
Mary Skinner hating books . . . Muffie as a physical 
ed teacher . . . Mary Ivanoff a debutante . . . Pete 
being rough, tough, and nasty . . . Chuck being 
meek and scrawny . . . Sissy behaving in study 
hall . . . David Cheney President of the U.S. . . . 
Tykie a politician . . . Evie looking down on Barbie 
Seaver . . . Anne Hardy never changing her mind 
. . . Jean Hutchinson the class gossip . . . Anne Marr 
without her diamond . . . Tommy hating green . . . 
Marion without her blush . . . Rags with a Southern 
drawl . . . George being completely satisfied . . . 
Carolyn always grumpy . . . Miss Stover raising 
mice . . . Mrs. ChurchilJ without her giggle . . . 
and can you possibly imagine Mr. Rothfuss without 
his bald spot? 






THE UNDERSTUDIES 



First Row: Grace Lantz, Ruth Woodsum, 
Diane Thomas, Shirley Sollis, Betty Thom- 
as, Ethe! MacFarlane. Second Row: Rus- 
sell Tripp, Wayne Ricker, George Reed, 
Barbara Wadsworth, Patricia Pratt, Ruth 
Randall, Thomas Parker, Ernest Timpany, 
Neil Phillips. 





Class of '57 



Edward Hardy, President; Patricia John- 
son, Treasurer; Anne Cheney, Vice Presi- 
dent; Anne Barker, Secretary. 



First Row: John Bucken, Paul April, John 
DeLorenzo, Russell Atwood, Harry Ivan- 
off, Winslow Allen. Second Row: Darlene 
Doyle, Linda Faulkner, Linda Balboni, 
Eleanor Blanchard, Linda Benevides 
Dorothy Egan, Greta Glass, Frank Nudd, 
Edward DaLuz, Edward Seaver, Grant 
Cope. 




First Row: Edith Nichols, Joan Nix, Lois 
Mugford. Second Row: James Smithson, 
Sandra Warner, John Peterson, Penelope 
Whitney, Patience Perry, Richard Lantz, 
Rochelle Porter. Third Row: Carl San- 
theson, Donald Nelson, Thomas Saflgiolo, 
Carlton Tripp, Richard Metheany. 



Class of '56 



Patricia Redlon, Secretary; Wendell 
Thornton, President; Peter Smith, Vice 
President; Kent Paige, Treasurer. 






First Row: Rose Coffin, Brenda Locke, 
Heather MacGibbon, Carole Guilderson. 
Second Row: Charles Bridgham, Richard 
Bartlett, Richard Chase, Howard Hulbert, 
Lois Gagne, Velta Berzins, Paula Bridg- 
ham, Diane Doyle. Third Row: Peter 
Clarke, Robert Hutchinson, Robert Har- 
vey, Paul Evans. 



Front to Back: Nancy Crocker, Richard 
Caron, Bruce Evans, Carol April, Thomas 
Kirkpatrick, Donald Brock, Fred Cushing, 
Bette Glass, Madeline Coffin, Nancy 
Johnson, Mary Govoni, Ann Couillard. 




Class of '55 



First Row: Lillian Randall, Arlene Sollis, 
Patricia Sutton, Patricia Lucey, Mary San- 
ford, Olga Johnson, Harriett Marr, San- 
dra Nickerson, Irene Pratt. Second Row: 
Richard Landry, Gerald Nightingale, 
James Loring, Ronald Torrey. 




The curtain fell 10 years ago 
On the class of '54 
Each of us has gone his way; 
We think of school no more. 



New students climb the same old stairs 
In the high school by the sea, 
While we went out to earn our pay 
And raise a family. 



We traded in our comic books, 
But that was years ago 
New Yorker is the magazine 
We go by now, /ou know. 




And one night by coincidence 
Something caught my eye; 
And so I read the tiny print, 
I can not tell you why. 




"Friday night, November 6, 
For just a one night run." 
Why look, our senior play is back. 
Every Family STILL Has One. 



And so I packed a suitcase up, 
And booked the fastest plane. 
A holiday in old New York 
To see our play again. 



The very pretty stewardess, 
Who greeted me so gaily, 
Reminded me of by gone years, 
For she was Barbie Saley. 



The pilot who sauntered through the plane 
Was really quite a flirt. 
His shyness gone, who would have guessed 
That he could be Herb Wirt. 



I had hit the daytime flight, 
Barbie later told me; 
For if I took the plane at night, 
David Cheney would have flown me. 



Of all the cabs that I should nab 
At La Guardia Field, 
Russ Doyle drove this speedy hack; 
Right up to me he wheeled. 



Now George Searle-Spratt was one friend, 
I'd kept track of through the years. 
He had booked me reservations 
At his hotel "The Mutineers". 







While scanning through the evening news 
"Helen April" caught my eye. 
Now named baking queen of the year, 
For her delicious apple pie. 

As I glanced at the lobby desk 
Evie was checking in. 
Now she is a missionary 
And travels, fighting sin. 

At ten past eight I paced the floor, 
As curtain time was eight. 
In dashed, with novel number four, 
Barbie Seaver— always late. 

Can't you get us a taxi, please? 
To the switch board girl, we said 
But Sissy Carver, that old tease, 
Told us, "Go drop dead." 

Seeing Lucie's name in lights 
Was like the good old days. 
Tommy is her stage door Johnny, 
And haunts the matinees. 

We remembered well our classmate, 

With disposition sunny. 

It was Janice Borghesani 

To whom we handed all our money. 

She gave us a ticket in return 
Which the usher took away. 
Jean Hutchinson, her maiden name; 
Coincidence, would you say? 

Proceeds went to charity, 
All help was volunteer. 
Printed on the program: 
"Benevento, financier." 

As we read the program carefully, 
Other names we recognized. 
Anne Marr and Jeannie Cope, 
Decorators, had advised. 

Lights now dim, the play begins; 
Befuddled Laura rushes in. 
Action packed through all three acts, 
The Senior Play is staged again. 



Of course we all were prejudiced, 
We had a right to be. 
The lines were said much better 
Back in 1953. 

We started heading back stage 
Right after curtain call, 
When we recognized Pete Brown, 
Still handsome, smooth and tall. 

At this great producer's elbow 
Stood another one we knew. 
Critic, Mary Ivanoff, 
Was asking for an interview. 

We were waiting for an autograph 
Outside of Lucie's door 
When we noticed many other things 
Which surprised us even more. 

Star pitcher of the Yankees, 

We used to call him Rags, 

Had married a well-known chorus girl, 

Con you blame him if he brags? 

Another friend whom we knew well 
Supervised behind the set. 
David Chandler, you might guess, 
Engineered the lighting effect. 

Calamity has now arisen. 
Anne Lee Hardy, make-up expert, 
Read a telegram and fainted. 
She was voted Broadway's flirt. 

To the scene soon rushed a doctor, 
Tall and blonde, we knew her, too. 
Although this may have seemed to shock us 
Skinny's plans had all come true. 

Eva Dimond, now a nurse, 
Ran to Dr. Skinner's side. 
Skill and efficiency worked fast; 
They soon had Anne revived. 

Also there to see the show, 
Which he easily could afford, 
Was agriculture's Arthur Chandler, 
Director of the Milk Control Board. 



This prosperous executive 
Extended invitations. 





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He took us to the Stork Club, 
Where he had reservations. 



We sat and talked way into morn 
And ate at Art's expense. 
Then they turned the spotlight on 
And entertainment did commence. 



The singer had a lovely voice 
And sang her second encore. 
We recognized the bright red hair 
Of singer Janet Kilgour. 

The manager approached us, 
Accompanied by his wife. 
This man's wealth was fabulous 
Carolyn wed him, you bet your life. 

Next week's entertainer, 

This couple later said, 

Was pianist Muffie Southwick • 

Whose fame was now wide spread. 



Sitting across the smokey room, 
Was a buyer, Lois Jenner, 
Putting through a business deal 
Over a lavish dinner. 



When this party finally broke up 
And all memories were recalled, 
The sun had long since risen 
And the moon had long since palled. 

Once more at La Guardia Field, 
I rubbed my sleepless eyes. 
And noticed in the waiting room 
Someone else I recognized. 

Marion Pratt was traveling too, 
And on her way to Spain. 
Her boss was a Spanish diplomat. 
Marion can't complain. 

Now having seen the play revived 
I must no longer roam. 
The members of that senior class 
Are all within this poem. 

They play their roles successfully 
And treasure me no more 
With every year I slowly fade, 
The Spirit of '54. 



After twelve years our play is now 
completed and the curtain is ready to fall. 
Before the curtain falls we wish to call 
forward the man who has helped us 
through our last two years. As juniors 
he was our homeroom teacher, as seniors 
he is our friend. Even though he has 
taken a tremendous amount of kidding 
about his bald spot, we all think he is 
wonderful! To you, Mr. Rothfuss, the 
class of 1954 dedicates it yearbook. 



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Please keep the houselights dimmed 
a moment longer. Would Miss Stover 
come on stage? No bouquet could be big 
enough to say, "Thank you" for all she 
has done for our senior year, as both our 
senior play coach and yearbook advisor. 
To you, Miss Stover, we also dedicate our 
'54 Partridge. 



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