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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Senior Pictures -------- - 4
Senior Census --------- - 9
Senior Statistics - -- -- -- -- - 10
Senior Birthdays -------- - H
Primitive Religions - Flora Holmes - 12
The Responsibility of American Youth in Politics - 13
Victory over Pain - - - - Nina Pierce - 14
The Class Motto - Dorothy Stetson - 16
~, t t- ■ , Dorismae Dyer
Class History J .-17
Class Gifts \ Hazel Eldridge _ _ ^
„ , Jean Poole
^rophecy - ... - J - - 21
Class Will - Anthony LaGreca - 23
Class Song - Dorismae Dyer - 24
Jokes - 25
Junior Picture - - _ _ 26
Sophomore Picture - 27
Freshman Picture 28
Eighth Grade Picture 29
Seventh Grade Picture - 30
Sixth Grade Picture 31
Fifth Grade Picture 32
Opportunity Class Picture - 33
Partridge Picture - 34
Student Council Picture 35
Orchestra Picture - 3g
Senior Class Play Picture ______ 37
Physical Education Pictures - 33
Boys' Baseball Picture ______ 39
Girls' Basketball Picture - 40
Boys' Basketball Picture ________ 4^
Advertisements _ _ _ 42
Autographs - __-.______
THE PARTRIDGE 3
ANNIE LOUISE BLACK
A meek and quiet spirit
She's bashful and she's quiet
But in shorthand she's right there.
Sincere and always willing,
She's done much more than her share.
Partridge 3, 4. Play Committee. Operetta 4.
LLOYD WILSON CHANDLER
Very gentle and of good conscience
Each Monday night you've seen him
On the dance floor having fun.
He's quite a chemist, too, you know —
Lloyd is a busy one.
Partridge 1. Danee Committees 3, 4. Operetta 4.
MADALINE GERTRUDE CHURCHILL
We must eat to live and live to eat
She's typist for the Partridge,
Gives parties for her beaux.
Sire's handy with a needle,
And makes most of her clothes.
Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4. Operetta 4. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
MARJORIE ELLEN CHURCHILL "Marge"
She was our queen, our rose, and when she danced — oh, heavens, her dancing!
She dances with marked rhythm,
She dresses with great care,
And in her daily studies
She's really more than fair.
Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4. Student Council 1. Operetta 4. Play Committee. Dance Com-
mittees 1, 2, 3, 4.
CLIFFORD B. CORNWELL "Biff"
He hath a mint of phrases in his brain
You always see him dancing;
He's good in every sport;
He's just the biggest bluffer,
Has wit in each retort.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 1, 2. Baseball 1, 4. Class Offices — Vice President
2. Treasurer 3, 4. Student Council 1, 2. Graduation Part, History. Dance Committees
1, 2, 3, 4. Operetta 4.
RITA ELVIRA DACOS
Her will and fate do contrary run
Complaining is her hobby.
She has a pastime, too —
Jitterbugging's her delight;
Slie's jazz right through and through.
Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
4 THE PARTRIDGE
"Darte" OLIVE MAE DAVIS
The soul's calm sunshine
She plans to go in training
To become a full-fledged nurse.
We hope she'll cure a wealthy man
And gain a nice, fat purse.
Partridge 2, 3, 4. Senior Play. Operetta 4. Dance Committees 2, 3, 4.
"Dippy" DOBISMAE DYER
Hospitality sitting with gladness
She doesn't like to be alone;
She always likes a crowd;
Her pleasing ways just win us all;
Of her we're really proud.
Basketball 2. Orchestra 1, 2, 3. Partridge 2, 3, 4. Student Council 2. Class Offices —
President 1, 4; Secretary' 2. Graduation Part, History. Play Committee. Dance Com-
mittees 1, 2, 3, 4.
"Joanie" JOAN ECKERSLEY
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others
She doesn't care for dancing,
Thinks studies are a bore.
To sketch, or knit a sweater
Would really please her more.
Operetta 4. Dance Committee 3.
"Hazy May" HAZEL MAY ELDRIDGE
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance
An all 'round sport is Hazel,
With pep and vim and style.
She's called the best guard in the Leagu
And always wears a smile.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4. Student Council 4.
Senior Class Play. Operetta 4. Graduation Part, Class Gifts. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3.
"Phil" PHYLLIS DIANNE ELDREDGE
She smiled, and the shadows departed
She wants to be a stewardess ;
She wants to model, too.
Her air is one of cheerfulness;
Her suitors, far from few.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4. Play Committee. Dance Committees 1, 2,
3, 4. Operetta 4.
"Fordy" EARL WILLIAM FORD
He is good man, and a just
He sets the pace for all the sports
In good old D. H. S.
His motto really must have been
The lead and nothing less.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 2, 3, 4. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4. Class Offices— Secretary 1.
Graduation Part, Motto. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3. Operetta 4.
THE PARTRIDGE .5
NANCY THEREASA HANIGAN "Dink"
/ am a great friend to public amusements
She's finicky and ding-toed,
But she sure is lots of fun,
And we can always come to "Dink"
To have some typing done.
Partridge 2, 3, 4. Senior Class Play. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
FLORA HELEN HOLMES "Flora"
Silence sweeter is than speech
A studious lass is Flora.
And how she loves to read!
Although she's rather shy at times,
She's kind when you're in need.
Operetta 4. Partridge 4. Graduation Part, Honor Essay. Play Committee. Dance
JEAN HORSFALL "Horsie"
Work first and then rest
She has an honor essay;
She's really very smart,
In all the class activities
She takes an active part.
Partridge 2, 3, 4. Student Council 1, 3. Class Offices — Treasurer 2. Operetta 4.
Graduation Part, Honor Essay. Play Committee. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
ARTHUR E. HOWARD "Honey
Made poetry a mere mechanic art
A jitterbug is "Honey"
And a clever poet, too.
He's fond of playing football,
But work he loathes to do.
Basketball 4. Partridge 4. Baseball 4. Operetta 4.
ANTHONY FRANCIS LA GRECA "Tony"
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
He does his share of studies;
He has ambitions high
To be a West Point scholar
Or else he wants to fly.
Partridge 4. Graduation Part, Class Will. Operetta 4. Play Committee. Dance Com-
DOMINIC E. LA GRECA "Nick"
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength
There's nothing like an argument
To fill the soul with vim;
And as a human history book
The honors go to him.
Basketball 4. Partridge 4. Baseball 3. Graduation Part, Class Gifts. Play Committee.
"Buster" FREDRICK WILLIAM LUNT
Happy am I; from care I'm free
One sees him at the alleys
A setting up the pins
Remember, Freddie, as you work,
The best man always wins.
Senior Class Play. Operetta 4. Dance Committee 3.
'Will* WILLARD CLAYTON MILLS
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius
As manager of the Partridge
"Will" surely did not shirk
He's bashful, yes, but he'll get by,
For he does like to work.
Partridge 3, 4. Student Council 4. Senior Class Play. Operetta 4. Play Committee.
Dance Committees 3, 4.
Sis" CECELIA JANE MOBBS
Naught so sweet as melancholy
"Cissy" Mobbs is noted
For the way she swings a bat.
She's nonchalant and carefree,
And with Hazel loves to chat.
Basketball 1, 2. Orchestra 1.
"Peacock" CLARENCE EARL PEACOCK
Neither rhyme nor reason
You just can't keep him quiet;
His tongue keeps on the go
With real, perpetual motion.
It never could go slow!
Play Committee. Dance Committee 1, 2, 3. Operetta 4.
"Belladona" NINA MAY PIERCE
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart
A busy bee is Nina,
Always rushing here and there.
She wants to be a surgeon soon,
None with her compare.
Partridge 2, 4. Student Council 4. Class Oflices — Secretary 4. Senior Class Play.
Operetta 4. Graduation Part, Honor Essay. Dance Committee 4.
"Puddle" JEAN ANNE POOLE
Music is well said to be the speech of angels
To primp before the mirror,
To fuss with each blonde curl,
To gorge herself with cookies,
The pastimes of this girl.
Partridge 3, 4. Orchestra 2, 3, 4. Class Oflices — Secretary 3. Graduation Part Pro;
esy. Dance Committees 2, 3, 4. Operetta.
FRANK WILLARD PUTNAM
As he thinketh in his heart, so is he
An easy going gentleman,
Who a. ways has a smile.
The rule by which he goes, is that
To rush is not worth while.
Partridge 1, 2. Senior Class Play. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4. Operetta 4.
CHARLES ELMORE RANDALL "Charlie"
Wit without money
H ; s wit is so amusing,
His clothes are kept with care.
It seems his only wor*y
is not to inuiis his hair.
Basketball 1, 2, 3. Partridge 2. Play Committee. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
NATHANIEL MORTON RAYMOND, Jr. "Mort"
There is no wisdom like frankness
He enters into an the LpciLj;
He's fiank we al! have found;
He has the will to do things;
His feet are on the ground.
Basketball 3, 4. Baseball 3, 4. Play Committee. Dance Committee 3.
JOHN HAYWARD SHIRLEY "Johnnie"
Ah things come round to him who will but wait
John's latest iad is gardening,
Tho he's good at skiing, too.
His chief delight is tinkering
With an airp.ane, old or new.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 2, 3. Student Council 4. President. Operetta 4. Play
Committee. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4. Orchestra.
MARIAN SHIRLEY "Curly"
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall, and most divinely fair
To her we give a golden crown
As queen of basketba I.
Sh<3 loves to flirt with all the boys
She's liked by one and a.l.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. Partridge 2, 3, 4. Class Offices — Vice President 1. President 3.
Senior Class Play. Operetta 4. Play Committee. Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4.
DOROTHY ELIZABETH STETSON "Dottie"
The rose is fairest when it is budding new
Her nimble fingers are quite skilled
Sne has a knack for art
And on her faithful violin
Her fingers quickly dart.
Dance Committees 1, 2. 3, 4. Partridge 2, 3, 4. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4. Concert Master
4. Play Committee. Graduation Part, Motto. Operetta 4.
Orchestra 2. 3
Prophecy. Play Committee
GEORGE FOBES STETSON
He hath truth in his heart
An iceman after school is out,
He's jolly as can be.
And though at times things may go wrong,
He's husky, you can see
4. Partridge 2. Class Offices— Vice President 4. Graduation
Senior Class Play. Dance Committee 2, 3, 4.
"Turnips" CARLTON LEWIS TURNER
As merry as the day is long
He proved himself an actor.
In sport he has some steam;
He's showed he knows his baseball
As Captain of the team.
Basketball 12 3, 4. Orchestra 1, 2, 3. Partridge 1, 2, 3, 4. Baseball
Student Council 4. Senior Class Play. Operetta 4. Dance Committee 2.
LILLIAN MAY WHITE
Anything for a quiet life
A night-owl is our Lillian;
For school she does not care.
Now all the girls are envious of
Her beautiful long hair.
Most Popular Girl Jean Horsfall
Best Sport Hazel Eldridge
Naughtiest Charles Randall
Wittiest Charles Randall
Biggest Bluffer ------ Clifford Cornwell
Shyest Annie Black
Most Nonchalant Clifford Cornwell
Boy Most Likely to Succeed - Anthony La Greca
Girl Most Likely to Succeed - - - Nina Pierce
Class Coquette ------- Jean Horsfall
Class Sheik - - Clifford Cornwell
Best Looking Boy ----- Morton Raymond
Best Looking Girl Phyllis Eldridge
Best Boy Athlete Earl Ford
Best Girl Athlete Marion Shirley
Most Studious - -- -- -- - Nina Pierce
Biggest Fusser - -- -- -- - Rita Dacos
Hardest Worker ------- Nina Pierce
Best Boy Dancer ------ Clifford Cornwell
Best Girl Dancer ----- Marjorie Churchill
Most Businesslike Boy ----- Willard Mills
Most Businesslike Girl ----- Nina Pierce
Best School Spirit Nina Pierce
Best Dressed Girl ------ Dorismae Dyer
Best Dressed Boy ----- Clifford Cornwell
Most Sophisticated - - - - Marjorie Churchill
Most Ingenious John Shirley
Best Natured Dorismae Dyer
Class Baby George Stetson
Bey with Best Physique Earl Ford
Girl with Best Physique - - - - Hazel Eldridge
Girl with Best Line ----- j ea n Horsfall
Most Sincere Boy ------- Willard Mills
Most Feminine ------ Phyllis Eldridge
Best Boy Conversationalist - - Dominic La Greca
Best Girl Conversationalist - - - Nina Pierce
Most Languid Girl Cecilia Mobbs
Most Languid Boy Clarence Peacock
Most Polite and Courteous - - - Joan Eckersley
Most Eligible Bachelor - - - Anthony LaGreca
Most Absent-minded Boy - - - - John Shirley
Most Absent-minded Girl ----- Jean Poole
Most Temperamental Boy - - Morton Raymond
Most Temperamental Girl - - - Nancy Hanigan
Best Actor Carleton Turner
Best Actress ------- Hazel Eldridge
THE PARTRIDGE 9
ANNIE LOUISE BLACK
Ambition: To be a bookkeeper.
Favorite Occupation: Riding a bicycle.
Most Disliked Occupation: Taking physical education.
Favorite Expression: "I don't know."
LLOYD WILSON CHANDLER
Ambition: To earn a good living.
Favorite Occupation: Working.
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing homework.
Favorite Expression: "Hey!"
MADALINE GERTRUDE CHURCHILL
Ambition: To be a child's nurse.
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying in.
Favorite Expression: "He's awful nice."
MARJORIE ELLEN CHURCHILL
Ambition: To be a beautician and satisfy all custom-
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Getting up in the morning.
Favorite Expression: "I won't!"
CLIFFORD B. CORNWELL
Ambition: To be a success.
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing shorthand.
Favorite Expression: "Quit messing around."
RITA ELVIRA DACOS
Ambition: To be a beautician.
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home.
Favorite Expression: "I won't like you any more."
OLIVE MAE DAVIS
Ambition: To be a nurse.
Favorite Occupation: Sewing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Studying.
Favorite Expression: "That's nice."
Ambition: To be a wealthy old maid - (no men).
Favorite Occupation: Horseback riding.
Most Disliked Occupation: Mowing the lawn.
Favorite Expression: "Hey Puddles — Cut it out!"
FLORENCE JOAN ECKERSLEY
Ambition: To be a dietician.
Favorite Occupation: Playing the piano.
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing.
Favorite Expression: "Oh Fiddlesticks!"
HAZEL MAY ELDRIDGE
Ambition: To be a physical education teacher.
Favorite Occupation: Trying to hum.
Most Disliked Occupation: Teaching the opportunity
class the Irish Tilt.
Favorite Expression: "Frougi or Frouje or Frouji."
PHYLLIS DIANNE ELDRIDGE
Ambition: To model.
Favorite Occupation: Rollerskating.
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home.
Favorite Expression: "Cut it out!"
EARL WILLIAM FORD
Ambition: To see the world.
Favorite Occupation: Fishing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Home work.
Favorite Expression: "Not this kid."
NANCY THEREASA HANIGAN
Ambition: To be a beautician.
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home.
Favorite Expression: "Aw Shucks!"
FLORA HELEN HOLMES
Ambition: To be a teacher.
Favorite Occupation: Reading.
Most Disliked Occupation: Writing letters.
DOROTHY JEAN HORSFALL
Ambition: To win.
Favorite Occupation: Swimming.
Most Disliked Occupation: Making excuses.
Favorite Expression: "If you're real good."
ANTHONY FRANCIS LaGRECA
Ambition: To attend the U. S. Military Academy.
Favorite Occupation: Studying.
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing trigonometry.
Favorite Expression: "So what?"
DOMINIC E. LaGRECA
Ambition: To study law or teach.
Favorite Occupation: Reading history.
Most Disliked Occupation: Being bossed around.
Favorite Expression: "Yeah?"
ARTHUR E. HOWARD
Ambition: To be President of the United States.
Favorite Occupation: Dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Working.
Favorite Expression: "It's a honey."
FREDRICK WILLIAM LUNT
Ambition: To earn my own living.
Favorite Occupation: Sleeping.
Most Disliked Occupation: Setting up pins.
Favorite Expression: "Do tell!"
WILLARD CLAYTON MILLS
Ambition: To be something.
Favorite Occupation: Messing around.
Most Disliked Occupation: Mowing lawns.
Favorite Expression: "Hain't the way I heard it."
10 THE PARTRIDGE
CECELIA JANE MOBBS
Ambition: To be a telephone operator.
Favorite Occupation: Playing baseball.
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing.
Favorite Expression: "Hey you!"
CLARENCE EARL PEACOCK
Ambition: To go into aviation.
Favorite Occupation: Building model airplanes.
Most Disliked Occupation: Sawing wood with my
Favorite Expression: "Is that so?"
NINA MAY PIERCE
Ambition: To become a surgeon.
Favorite Occupation: Reading.
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing.
Favorite Expression: "Putrid!"
JEAN ANN POOLE
An:b'ticn: To become a commercial artist.
Favorite Occupation: Ticklin' the ivories.
Most Disliked Occupation: Taking an after-gym
Favorite Expression: "My!"
FRANK WILLARD PUTMAN
Ambition: To own and run a print shop.
Favorite Occupation: Printing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Clam-digging.
Favorite Expression: "You think so?"
CHARLES ELMORE RANDALL
Ambition: To be a millionaire.
Favorite Occupation: Bothering girls.
Most Disliked Occupation: Studying.
Favorite Expression: "She did?"
NATHANIEL MORTON RAYMOND, Jr.
Ambititn: To be a professional baseball player.
Favorite Occupations: Baseball and swimming.
Most Disliked Occupation: Working
Favorite Expression: "For crying out loud."
JOHN HAYWARD SHIRLEY
Ambition: To be father of at least one boy and girl.
Favorite Occupation: Eating.
Most Disliked Occupation: Reading and writing.
Favorite Expression: "For gosh sakes."
Ambition: To become a nurse.
Favorite Occupation: Knitting .
Most Disliked Occupation: Washing dishes.
Favorite Expression: "Why-y-y-y-y ?"
DOROTHY ELIZABETH STETSON
Ambition: To be a dress designer.
Favorite Occupation: Sewing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Preparing for a test in
Favorite Expression: "Oh shucks!"
GEORGE FOBES STETSON
Ambition: See the world, then settle down.
Favorite Occupation: Taking things apart.
Most Disliked Occupation: Practising on the trumpet.
Favorite Expression: "Is that right?"
CARLTON LEWIS TURNER
Ambition: To enter into some form of business.
Favorite Occupation: Playing basketball.
Most Disliked Occupation: Shovelling sand.
Favorite Expression: "Hey"!
LILLIAN MAY WHITE
Ambition: To be a Nurse.
Favorite Occupat : on: Swimming and dancing.
Most Disliked Occupation: Arguing.
Favorite Expression: "0. K. something."
January 28, 1922 - - Phyllis Dianne Eldridge
January 31, 1923 - - Anthony Francis LaGreca
February 3, 1922 - - Dorothy Elizabeth Stetson
February 5, 1922 - - - - Flora Helen Holmes
February 21, 1922 - - Willard Clayton Mills
March 3, 1923 - - - Frederick William Lunt
April 4, 1923 Jean Anne Poole
April 16, 1921 ----- Dominic E. LaGreca
April 29, 1922 Dorismae Dyer
May 9, 1922 Rita Elvira Dacos
May 30, 1923 Hazel May Eldridge
June 7, 1922 - - - - Charles Elmore Randall
June 20, 1920 ----- Clifford B. Cornwell
June 22, 1921 - - Nathaniel Morton Raymond, Jr.
June 30, 1919 Lillian May White
July 8, 1923 George Fobes Stetson
July 12, 1922 Marian Shirley
July 28, 1921 Arthur E. Howard
August 11, 1922 Nina May Pierce
August 16, 1921 - - - - Annie Louise Black
August 21, 1923 - - Madaline Gertrude Churchill
September 10, 1922 - - - Dorothy Jean Horsfall
September 23, 1921 - - - Clarence Earl Peacock
September 26, 1922 - - Florence Joan Eckersley
September 29, 1922 - - - - Olive Mae Davis
October 9, 1922 - - - - Carlton Lewis Turner
October 26, 1922 - - - Frank Willard Putman
November 17, 1921 - - Nancy Thereasa Hanigan
November 23, 1922 - - Marjorie Ellen Churchill
November 25, 1920 - - John Hayward Shirley
November 30, 1920 - - - - Earl William Ford
December 1, 1922 - - - Lloyd Wilson Chandler
December 16, 1922 - - - - Cecelia Jane Mobbs
THE PARTRIDGE 11
One of the essentials of primitive religion is
animism, which attributes conscious life to the sun,
moon, trees, rocks, springs, animals, and the myst-
erious manifestations of nature. Primitive people
often personified these objects, and imagined
them to have a soul like their own. They believed
their gods had power and control over their daily
lives, and that it was to their advantage to placate
them — an attitude which came to be worshiped.
Worship of spirits is thought to have originated
in dreams of deceased relatives and friends, and
in other strange visions. When magical rites and
ceremonies sprang up and became complicated,
an intermediary was needed between the people
and their object of worship; hence, the priest came
into being to perform this service. In this group are
included the medicine man, the prophet, and the
To primitive people, each deity was exclusive
with the tribe; but as tribes became nations, and
religions and gods became national, the individual
became farther removed from his god or gods, and
the rites became more extensive and formal. Orders
of priests became necessary to perform these rites
and to serve as guardians of the morals of the people.
Thus developed the mythological religions of the
Egyptians, the Romans, the Greeks, and other people
of advanced culture.
Ever since the beginning of history, the convic-
tion that a Supreme Being or a number of spirits
are guiding earthly affairs has been implanted in
the human breast. The desire to see the gods, or
to look at them, has been natural. Thus idols came
to represent gods or superhuman persons. The
conception of what the ruling spirit really was
varied according to the locality, imagination, and
tradition. The images usually took the form of a
man although combinations of human and animal
forms sometimes occurred, or even animal forms
alone. These images were erected in prominent
places, sometimes out-of-doors or in temples. In
some countries the people believed in many gods;
therefore numerous idols were made, each represent-
ing a certain deity. It was not long before these
people, who had made for themselves graven images
as symbols, began to regard the images as true gods,
and worshiped them as such. Buddhism and Brahman-
ism still retain images, and their religious ceremonies
closely approach a form of idolatry. On the west
coast of Africa, and among some inland tribes,
a form of idolatry known as "fetish worship" is
still common. Even inanimated objects are ced-
ited with great powers of evil and are worshiped
according to the extent of their supposed influence.
One of the earliest and most interesting of prim-
itive religions was that of the Aztecs of Mexico. The
Aztecs had many divinities, and a chief war god.
Their worship consisted of pageants, dances, pro-
cessions, and various ceremonies. Many flowers
were used, incense was burned, and there was
music on flutes and drums. Human sacrifice played
a very important part in the Aztec religion. The
worshipers and victims wore brilliant costumes,
feather ornaments, and headdresses. The victim was
sometimes looked upon as the earthly personifi-
cation of the god to whom he was to be sacrificed,
and was treated with every honor up to the day of
his dearth. One of the principal aims of Aztec war-
fare was to capture victims for the altars.
A later race of people, the Incas of South Amer-
ica, who claimed to be "Children of the Sun", had
a divine king-god, somewhat like the earlier Egypt-
ian Pharaohs. The Incas adored the sun and its
earthly representative, the Inca sovereign. They
worshiped the moon, the planets, the rainbows, the
earth, and the sea, as well as many minor div-
inities. They held great festivals and occasionally
offered human sacrifices. In convents attached to
the temples there dwelt "virgins of the sun" —
girls chosen for their beauty from all over ti e empire,
some destined for the Inca ruler's harem, and some
permanently devoted to a religious life. There were
schools and an order of knighthood for noble
youths. All wealth belonged to the Inca. He him-
self was carried in a litter because he was thought
too holy to touch the ground. Everything in his
palace was made of precious metals, even the palace
Brahmanism, or Hinduism, is listed as one of the
great primitive religions of the world today. Al-
though it is not Strictly a primitive religion, it is
a very interesting one. "Brahma" is the Hindu word
for God, and the Hindu priests are called Brahmans.
Over 230,000,000 Hindus belong to this faith. There
is an ancient tradition that long ago a prophet
living in India named Brahma received knowledge
from heaven, by inspiration. The old sacred writ-
ings of Brahmanism are called Vedas. In their earl-
iest forms they are songs of supplication and praise
to the personified forces of nature: the sky, the
rain, the rain winds, the thunderous storm, the
kindly hearth fire, the "golden goddess of the dawn."
12 THE PARTRIDGE
However, among all the Vedas to many gods, there
is a poem to the "only God above the gods".
"The Code of Manu" is the great Brahman book of
laws. It presents a program for the training of
righteous kings and judges, good wives and husbands,
godlike Brahmans. The Brahman philosophers con-
sider all men divine — that man wins eternal life by
studying the Vedas, by sacrifice, by meditation, pure
living, and self-control. Since only a few reach this
state of perfection in a lifetime, Brahmanism be-
lieves that most men and women need to be born on
earth again and again, in order to continue their
spiritual evolution. However there is no mention in
the early Vedas of this doctrine of transmigration.
The Brahmans have tolerated idols, charms, super-
stitions, pantheism, child marriage, "sacred" animals,
many gods. Now, however, great Hindu thinkers are
trying to reform these abuses. They want all India
to seek the path to brotherhood and religious unity.
The belief in animism which primitive people fol-
lowed is still well-known even today. As late as
1934 there were 135,650,000 animists in the world. It
has been the religion of many barbarous and partly-
civilized peoples for a number of generations.
This belief grows out of a fear that the souls of the
dead live again in animal bodies. The belief of ani-
mism or transmigration is not an uncommon one, and
is found in many parts of the world that are ap-
parently civilized today.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AMERICAN
YOUTH IN POLITICS
Tonight, we, the youth of today and the citizens of
tomorrow, will be let loose into a swirling political
nightmare, to extend a hand in search for the just
and the right in order to reform the political mach-
ine which is our government. The burden which we
are about to face is one encumbered with swindling,
with corruption, and with fraud. We, who sit here
on this stage, are faced by many staggering prob-
lems. I should like to mention three of them within
the next six or seven minutes.
First, why are there such prejudices separating
us into hostile groups? Too often, the American
voter, when going to the polls, is swayed, not by the
candidate's platform, but by pi - ejudice as to the color,
race, religion, social class, or sex of the candidate.
In 1928, during the presidential campaign of Hoover
vs. Smith, 7194 of the nation's voters went to the
polls. Why did the greatest number of voters up to
that time in history of our country turn out to vote?
Certainly not to elect a platform, but because a
great religious issue was seemingly at stake.
The American people seem to forget what a dem-
ocracy is — what it stands for. Leaders of these United
States should be chosen for their adaptability, per-
severance, their personal records for public service,
and above all, their political platform. Mahoney's
definition of democracy is, by far, the best I have
"Democracy is a state of human relations in which
free men, fraternally minded, voluntarily and per-
sistently strive for the elimination of inequalities and
exclusions (political, social, and economic) to that
end that all men may share equitably in the rights,
privileges, and satisfactions that our life in common
How many people go to the polls in a reasonable
s ate of mind, determined to vote for a man who can
most efficiently fill the office? How many go to the
polls full of emotion and prejudice acquired during
childhood in high school days? If a candidate for
public office has such traits as honesty, courage,
and brains, does the voter, if he knows about it,
always care? Think of the people who go to the
polls and vote, while on their way to a swimming
meet or a movie, and, faced with the ballot sheet
and pencil, "stick up their noses" at one nominee,
because they have been taught to be prejudiced
against his race or his religious affiliations. And yet
ic is these same people who complain most acidly
that the government is not what it should be; who
complain that the political world is too indecent
for respectable men to have anything to do with it.
People must be taught to be more reasonable and
less emotional. If parents are unable or unwilling to
teach their children a democratic philosophy about
race, creed or color, then the public school must
assume this duty. Public school students must gain
a realistic knowledge of this world about them,
and they must develop into the kinds of adults who
will abandon their pet prejudices in order to elect
superior political leaders at the polls. Many people
are cynical about, bored with, annoyed at, or cras-
sly indifferent to politics, and unless these attitudes
can be changed, democracy is on the way out!
Second, why is there such a scarcity of good polit-
The United States has a notorious reputation for
having political leaders who have been discovered
to be the basest members of criminal rings and fraud-
ulent organizations, men who should have been hun-
ted criminals with a price on their heads rather
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than cabinet members, governors, mayors, and
judges. Have you been able to pick up one day's
newspaper in the past four" or five years in which
you could not find one headline about a new politi-
cal fraud — perhaps a judge found to be bribed, or a
mayor found to be selling offices, or a prominent sec-
retary of some important bureau found to be swind-
ling the government of dollars paid by you American
people in taxes. We saw during Harding's adminis-
tration in 1923 such apparently able men as Forbes,
Miller, and Dougherty involved in the greatest pol-
itical scandals in history. Do you recall Mr. Harding's
In February, 1923, the senate appointed a commit-
tee to investigate alleged irregularities in the Vet-
erans' Bureau. Three days later, Forbes resigned
as its head. He was convicted of defrauding the
government and sentenced to prison for two years.
Thomas Miller, Custodian of Alien Property, was
also caught in fraudulent transactions and sent to
prison. Dougherty, Attorney-General, was the center
of scandals which were never cleared up, and later
he was thrust from office by Coolidge for obstructing
the investigation of his own conduct. Are we to let
such disgusting conditions continue in the American
government by refusing to assume our responsibil-
ity in electing honest and capable men to political
Pupils in the public schools must be taught that
to take a deep interest in things political and to
want to take part in the government is their most
Third, why do so many people fail to vote?
It has been proved that during the past four or
five presidential elections a gradual increase has
been shown in the percentage of American people
casting their ballots. For instance, in 1920, during
Harding's presidential campaign, only 49 per cent, of
the electorate went to the polls. In 1924 the per-
centage was but slightly higher, only 51 per cent.
However, in 1928, during the Smith vs. Hoover cam-
paign, 71 per cent, of the American electorate
took part in the election. This percentage has grad-
ually increased until 1936, 82 per cent, of voters
went to the polls. The regular city and town elec-
tions do not, however, draw the people to the polls
with such enthusiastic throngs as do the presid-
ential elections. At our primary elections, which
are so very important, sometimes groups as small
as 10 per cent, of the voting public turn out to
cast their ballots.
It has been found that, as a general rule, the
educationed element of the voting class tends to
stay away from the polls. College graduates, who
are naturally accepted to have higher learning,
and who should be political leaders themselves,
become so disgusted with politics that they refuse
to vote. Other people, who have an interest in
things political and who would like to do something
about the political situation, stay away from the polls
because of a vast feeling of helplessness over the
In deploring such conditions, Professor Wilbur
Abbott has written: "We need an interested, an active
electorate. Such an electorate is a dream." But such
an electorate is not a dream! Democracy and liberty
means so much to all of us that all we need to do is
wake up, educate ourselves in political happenings
and political personalities. We, who sit here on the
stage tonight, are a small fragment of a vast new
generation which does not want to lose the demo-
cratic freedom that our parents and grand-parents
have enjoyed. To save that democxat.c freedom we
must try to place experts in power who will straighten
out our economic situation. We must make politicians
feel that we know whether or not they are handling
their jobs well. We must make the old practical poli-
tic ans take the back seat they deserve for giv.ng
political offices such a besmirched reputation.
Future politicians must be looked up to fcr the
simple reason that they command our respect.
Everyone these days knows that conditions are net
so good and that our traditional American opportu::-
it es seem to have disappeared. We must never
allow that dark hour to come when conditions get
so bad that we will in despair decide to put absolute
power in the hands of one individual to let him
straighten out our country's affairs. Such a state
would be a dictatorship and fascism, and under
fascism liberty does not exist. It is not too late if we
open our eyes now and bestir ourselves. The future i ;
our responsibility, but hew we assume that respon-
sibility will be our reward. Thank you.
VICTORY OVER PAIN
It is said that the history of man is the history of
his ceaseless warfare against physical agony. Pain
haunts not only the poorest in the most lowly hovels
but the famous, also. Pain racks the bodies of all
men. Our heroes of history suffered, were plagued,
and tortured by diseases and intense paid. Magellan
suffered from wounds, Columbus, Luther, Rosseau,
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and Rubens were tormented by gout, Charles Dar-
win's son said that the great naturalist "scarcely en-
joyed a day's good health during forty years, his
life being one long struggle with pain." Voltaire and
Sir Walter Scott became addicted to narcotics to get
relief from their distresses.
Before the days of anaesthetics, intense suffering
was endured under the surgeon's knife. Howard Hag-
gard in his book Devils, Drugs, and Doctors describes,
in the following manner, a leg amputation before the
days of anaesthetics: Having been given stimulants,
a writhing patient was laid upon the table. "At the
first, clear, crispt, cut of the scalpel, agonizing
screams burst from the patient. With convulsive
struggles he endeavored to leap from the table.
Shriek upon shiek made their horrible way into the
stil'-ncss of the room ..."
Another account describes moi'e horrors: "During
long and murderous operations — the horrible squash,
squash of the forceps" and the patient's cries shat-
tered the silence of death. A patient, half crazed,
viewed the "twisting of the tourniquet, the first in-
cision, the fingering of the sawed bone, the sponge
pr°3f ed on the flap, the tying of the blood vessels, the
stitching of the skin, and the bloody dismembered
lirr.b lying on the floor." Instead of this long, agoniz-
ing method of amputation, a limb was sometimes
"lopped off by striking it violently with a heavy
A friend of Sir James Simpson wrote — "Of the
agony my operation accasioned, I will say nothing . .
The particular pangs are now forgotten, but the blank
whirlwind of emotion, the horror of great darkness,
and the sense of desertion by God and man, border-
ing close upon despair, which swept through my
mind and overwhelmed my heart, I can never forget."
Having received a shattered elbow by a French
bullet, Admiral Viscount Nelson underwent a hor-
rible amputation of his right arm. He lost neither his
dignity nor his courage during the operation but,
because he recalled the feeling of the cold knives on
his flesh more vividly than anything else, he after-
wards during a battle kept hot water handy to heat
the instruments so that his men would not have to
endure the same gruesome experience.
From earliest time, however, medical men and men
of different ranks have struggled to relieve people of
such severe suffering and to free them from the fear
of the surgeon's knife. Mesmerism, opium, morphine,
mandrake, Indian hemp, and alcohol alleviated pain
to some extent. The most important of these meth-
ods was mesmerism, popular in the eighteenth cen-
tury. Anton Mesmer, a student of divinity, law and
medicine, became famous over night because he
claimed to have the power of working miraculous
cures. Mesmer believed that there existed a universal
healing fluid whose cosmic energies could heal every
disease and mitigate every pain. He asserted that he
possessed this vital energy, as it was called, and that
it radiated from his body. Because of the magnetic
force of magnets, they too, were supposed to possess
the healing fluid. After Mesmer placed two magnets
in contact with the body of an afflicted person, the
vital energy was supposed to flow through the dis-
ordered body and return it to harmony with the uni-
verse. By using a rod invested with his own magnetic
energy, and by the laying-on of hands, Mesmer cured
enormous numbers of people who flocked to him.
These people were cured of their afflictions because
they had implicit faith in Mesmer's powers. Mesmer-
ism was not a pastime indulged in by ignorant people.
The Paris court idolized the wonder-working physi-
cian. Marie Antoinette, the Duke of Bourbon, the
Prince of Conde, and Lafayette became his close
friends. Even a princess besought the favor of being
n.itcd to his presence. Mesmer tried unsuccessfully,
however, to apply his powers to a person about to
under jo an operation.
The first trustworthy pain-controller, nitrous oxide
ci* laughing gas, was secured from the invisible world
or g"ses by Joseph Priestley in 1773. Priestley, also
ths discoverer of oxygen, sulphuric oxide, ammonia,
a. id fluorine, was a pioneer in the world of gases. In
h s book Experiments and Observations Concerning
The Different Kinds of Air, Priestley tells how he hit
upon the idea of trying the effect of oxygen upon
"From the greater strength and vivacity of the
fhme of a candle in his pure air, it may be con-
jectured that it might be peculiarly salutary to the
lungs in certain morbid cases. I had a fancy for try-
ing its effects upon myself, and inhaled a consider-
able quantity of it through a tube. This gave me a
remarkable sense of freedom and lightness in the
:hert. Who can tell but that, in time, this pure air
may become a fashionable article of luxury ? Hither-
to only two mice and myself have had the privilege
of breathing it."
Doctors had previously administered liquid or solid
iredicaments which were absorbed in the stomach.
Because of Priestley's discovery of oxygen, the
lungs, whose alveoli have a very extensive surface,
proved to be the quickest possible way of getting
certain substances into the blood stream. Other
scientists, Humphrey Davy, Faraday, and Hickman,
were enthusiastic at first in experimenting with the
gases but became discouraged.
So the vital usefulness of the inhalation of gases
remained un-utilized until Dr. Crawford Long of
Georgia heard that a professor had administered
ether to his students who became "quaintly intoxi-
cated, laughed, and talked nonsense." Long then be-
gan to make observations at his own house where a
group of college students came to have "ether
frolics." After noticing that students under the effect
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of ether often received falls and blows from which
they felt no pain, Long wondered if he could not op-
erate while a patient was under the influence of
ether. Having persuaded a young friend, who had
two tumors on his neck, to inhale a quantity of ether,
Dr. Long operated. This was the first painless sur-
gical operation on a human being to be performed
under etlher. Long was forced to give up his won-
derful work because people refused to go to a doctor
who carried on such "devilish" experiments. So Long,
like Faraday, Davy, and Hickman, bowed before the
storm of discouragement and public distention.
Ether was thus not really put to use until Dr.
William T. G. Morton, a Boston dentist, who had
learned much about sulphuric ether from Dr. Charles
Jackson, a Boston scientist, had the courage to make
a public demonstration of etherization. After exten-
sive research and experimentation with ether, Dr.
Morton extracted a tooth of the musician Eben Frost
without causing the patient any pain. Morton then
neglected his greatly increased practice and, careless
of money, health, and family life, devoted himself to
the task of regulating artificial sleep. After exten-
sive study he invented a small, two-necked, glass
globe from which a patient could inhale ether vapcr
mixed freely with air. He then, after considerable
difficulty, gained an interview with Dr. John C.
Warren of the Massachusetts General Hospital. At
first Dr. Warren was incredulous and distrustful of
Morton's method but soon relented and became as en-
thusiastic as Morton to see if an operation could be
performed on an etherized patient.
On Friday, October 16, 1846, Morton was invited
to the Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr.
Warren to administer ether to Gilbert Abbott, a
young fellow who had a very large tumor on his face.
At nine o'clock in the morning the amphitheater of
the hospital was crowded with the leading surgeons
of the town — W. J. Bigelow, S. D. Townsend, Samuel
Parkman, Doctors J. G. Pearson, Gould, and Welling-
ton, and students from Havard. At ten o'clock Gilbert
Abbott was placed on the operating table. As Dr.
Morton had not yet arrived, Dr. Warren was about to
make the first incision on the fully conscious patient
when Morton, having been delayed by the instru-
ment maker, burst into the room just in time. Warren
turned to Morton and said, "Your patient is ready."
After administering ether to Abbott for about four
minutes, Morton said, "Dr. Warren your patient is
ready." Dr. Warren then made an incision of two and
one half inches in length. Abbott lay motionless,
breathing deeply, and smiling as if he were enjoying
a dream. After the operation, which had taken but
five minutes, Dr. Warren turned toward the specta-
tors and exclaimed "Gentlemen, this is no humbug."
Dr. Bigelow, a respected professor at Harvard and
junior surgeon of the hospital, said, "We have today
witnessed something of the utmost importance to the
art of surgery. Our craft has, once and for all, been
robbed of its terrors." The poet Oliver Wendell
Holmes, who was also a physician, later declared that
"the deepest furrow in the knotted brow of agony
has been smoothed forever."
"The glad tidings spread to the farthest limit of
civilization." Morton became famous beyond his
wildest dreams but the discovery brought him many
misfortunes one of which was the controversy with
Dr. Charles Jackson who had made some valuable
suggestions to him. Twenty years of intrigue and
slander followed, Dr. Jackson campaigning with a
string of malicious accusations and shameless lies.
Morton died, poverty stricken, despised, and rejected.
Later, however, in tribute to his humane discovery,
the citizens of Boston erected in his memory a monu-
ment inscribed to "The Benefactor of Mankind."
Because of Morton's discovery of the anasthetic
properties of ether, delicate operations are today
performed on etherized patients whose eyes are closed
in gentle sleep. "Surgical anaesthesia has become the
priceless heritage of the civilized world."
THE CLASS MOTTO
By DOROTHY STETSON
To that far land
Where earth attains the skies,
There waits your enterprise.
We, of the graduating class, realize that this year
and the past few years opportunity has not, and will
not come knocking at our doors. In view of this
fact we have selected as our motto, "The Door to
Success is Labeled 'Push' ".
When we leave this hall tonight, we are no longer
children, but grown-up men and women starting into
fields that are already filled and overflowing. In
the work-a-day world, people are chosen not because
of their good looks, not because of the clothes they
wear, but for their "pluck" — their ability to push
ahead. Whether we make a place for ourselves in
this work-a-day world will depend entirely upon our
personality, our pluck, — our "push."
Positions are not open and waiting for us to come
whenever we feel in the mood, nor are employers
coming to ask us to fill them, for there are many
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on the waiting list. As Ralph Waldo Emerson has
said, "Thou shalt be paid exactly for what thou has
done, no more, no less."
Most of us have decided upon the career which we
intend to follow, remembering that there are many
others who are desirous of the same ends, many
others who are equally talented — some, perhaps, who
are even better equipped to cope with the problems
of life than we. Therefore, it is our duty to show,
just who is the better — to make our way through
life — to "push."
This year has ended our high school course. Dur-
ing the years which we have spent here in Duxbury
High School we have been growing in knowledge.
This knowledge has increased our hope — hope which
is so necessary to all progress. When hope dies in
the heart of a man or a nation, further progress is
impossible. Knowledge is the measure of our hope.
Ignorance is the most hopeless thing in the world
because it knows nothing to hope for.
Our experiences here in school have taught us to
hope for a full life, rich with intellectual and human
experiences. We have already started on our way
and are slowly ascending our ladder of success step
by step, round by round. We are determined to make
a place for ourselves at the top and not to wait for
the world to make a place for us.
A passage from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar seems
to express adequately the period of life through
which we students, as members of the graduating
class, are now passing.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to foi-tune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries
And we must take the current when it serves
Or lose our venture."
People have been telling us of the difficult prob-
lems youth is facing today, as it has been for several
years. We are not letting these well-meaning friends
discourage us concerning the world into which we
are now about to enter. We believe that America
is still a land of youth and hope. To the young man
or woman who has prepared himself and who is
eager for the right kind of success, — to him will
come the just rewards. We are, therefore, willing
and eager to prepare for our life's job, no matter
what that job may be.
"You are the fellow that has to decide
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside.
You are the fellow who makes up your mind
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the good that's afar
Or just be content to stay where you are.
Take it or leave it. Here's something to do!
Just think it over — It's all up to you!"
E ORISMAE DYER and CLIFFORD CORNWELL
Ihe history or our class is to us not merely a
chain of events and activities, bus a choice and
\ '.uc(! collodion of memories of our many gay times
together as Duxbury High School students.
In the fall of 1936 we had thirty-four members in
ou-- freshman class but Kathleen Bergstrom, Louis
Br -o, Carl Hill, Stephen Lambathos, Aithur Stud-
ley and Charles Watters di-opped out. The next fall
Wo .eft Richard Prince, with his well-known horse
teujyh, and Thomas Taylor, a quiet fellow, for the
lie hi an class to ponder over, as we turned our
at:ention to a brand new crop of faces. Being a
sociable class, it did not take us long to get acquainted
inc. \ ;ccn und cut that Ray Lelano, Ernest Gos-
be?, Jean Pc ole, Nancy Hanigan, Philip Boucher, and
Anthony LaGreca were all worthy of admittance to
our choice group of sophies. Ernest Gosbee was the
most outstanding newcomer. A human questionnaire,
he saved the day more than once by asking numerous
ouest ons when we did not have our work prepared,
."rry Feeley, who had joined the freshman class in
April, and Merle Simmons were among the missing.
Az juniors, we were glad to welcome Lillian White,
Margaret Scott, and Morton Raymond, although we
were sorry to have Ernest Gosbee, Philip Boucher,
James O'Neil, Lyman Howard, and Rexford Randall
leave our class. No more get-to-gethers at recess
to sing to the accompanyment of Rexford's melodious
guitar. Oh well, we had fun while it lasted! As
mighty seniors — or is that just a matter of opinion?
— we noticed the absence of Margaret Scott and also
Ray Delano, who enrolled in a Boston school, probably
hoping for a more studious class than ours; but we
were glad to welcome Arthur Howard, who came
to us from Boston. His nimble feet and pleasing
personality attracted our attention immediately, and
his nick-name, "Honey," became a familiar call
throughout the school. Dominic LaGreca, who stayed
out to work for a year, came back to join our class.
Richard Burt was also an addition, but he left in
the middle of the year. And what a pleasant sur-
prise to find with us Nina Pierce, who had done
three year's work in two, a feat never before accom-
plished. She deserves much praise for her industrious
work and her participation in so many outside activi-
ties. This year she has been the editor-in-chief of
the Partridge and recording secretary of the South-
eastern Massachusetts League of School Publications,
and she was chosen for her good citizenship the
class delegate to the Daughters of American Revolu-
tion meeting in Boston. She took the part of Aunt
Millie in the Senior Play, "Skidding," which was given
successfully on December 8.
Carlton Turner, Hazel Eldridge, and Willard Mills
very cleverly characterized the other well known
members of the Hardy family. Marian Shirley, Nancy
Hanigan, Fred Lunt, George Stetson, and Frank Put-
nam were also in the play. The senior class can boast
of dancing talent, too. For three years, Mrs. Harriet
Crocker has coached a chorus of high school girls
who have done specialty numbers in the Parent-
Teacher-Association Minstrel Shows. The first year,
Marjorie Churchill and Phyllis Eldridge represented
our class in this group. The next three years Jean
Horsfall, Jean Poole, and Dorismae Dyer were also
included. Our musical talent has been proved several
times. Rex Randall and Louis Britto won the first
prize of five dollars by playing their guitars and
yodeling at an amateur contest, which was held after
an entertainment by "Jimmie and Dick," a program
sponsored by the Athletic Association. Carlton
Turner and Clarence Peacock received two dollar
prizes. It was during our senior year that Arthur
Howard composed our Victory Song, which was
recorded with the School Song and played at the
basketball games. The high school operetta, "Star
Flower," was given in May. Seniors who had lead-
ing parts were Nina Pierce, Anthony LaGreca, Hazel
Eldridge, Clifford Cornwell, Fred Lunt, and Carlton
Other activities during our four years were as
follows: In our junior year, one hundred and twenty-
five pupils from twelve different schools of the South-
eastern Massachusetts League of School Publica-
tions were entertained by the Partridge staff. Carl-
ton Turner and Marion Shirley were the two physi-
cal education leaders from our class taken by Mr.
Blakeman on a sight-seeing tour in Boston. An Old
Maid and a Bachelor Club were started in which
conversation with the opposite sex was not allowed.
Needless to say, these two clubs did not last long.
Several innovations were put into effect during our
four years in school. An athletic point system was
adopted which made it possible for anyone to earn
an athletic award. A new citizenship mark was given,
and one had to have A's or B's to become an honor
student. An extra ten minutes was added to each
school period, the total increase being forty minutes.
This year our girls' basketball team came in second
in the South Shore League, after being in third place
for two years. Evidently the girls are aiming for the
top. Marian Shirley was the only girl from our class
on the team for four years, but Hazel and Phyllis
Eldridge helped to uphold the honor of the class by
being on the team for the past two years.
Clifford Cornwell will tell you now about boys'
basketball, the dances, and the class officers.
CLASS HISTORY II
As freshmen, the boys took a very active interest
in basketball, but only two were fortunate enough
to make the team, Earl Ford and Clifford Cornwell.
Evidently they were not much help as the team
placed fourth in the South Shore Basketball League.
Carlton Turner made the team in his sophomore year,
and although he was only five feet two inches tall,
the smallest boy on the team, he was very tricky
with the ball. The team finished fifth in the League
this year. The following year was a banner season
for Duxbury High School. The team was defeated in
only two of the League games by two points each.
The championship depended upon the Marshfield-
Duxbury game as both Duxbury and Hanover were
t ed for first place. This game was naturally the
highlight of the season. When the final whistle blew,
the score was tie; an additional two minutes over-
t'me was then played. Duxbury got possession of the
ball immediately, worked it down the floor with great
speed, and scored the winning basket, thus winning
ths championship. In the senior year a few more
boys were added to the team. The squad, however,
was not qu te good enough for Hanover, and con-
sequently the championship was lost to them.
Though basketball was a favorite activity, it was
not the only pastime. Since junior high school days,
tho cla;s had looked forward to giving a dance. As
freshmen they were all excited and tried to run thb
dance as they had seen the upper classmen do.
Before the sophomore dance, several "jam" sess'on>
were held in the hope that more of the bashful boy>
would dance. This dance was a success, not onh
financially but also socially.
In the junior year there were two dances to look
fo.ward to. The class relied too much on their past
successes when they put on their annual dance and
as a result did not live up to their usual reputation
for having gay dances. When it was t me for the
senior reception to be planned, a little more time
and effort were put into the preparations and so it
proved a success. The hall was decorated effectively
in the senior colors of blue and white.
By the time of the senior dance most of the class
were expert dancers, so the dance was quite different
from the first one when everyone was shy and awk-
One of the main reasons for the success of the
class of 1940 has been its ability to choose excellent
leaders as class officers.
In the freshmen year Dorismae Dyer was elected
president and proved dependable; the tall, dark, and
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handsome Marion Shirley was made vice-president;
husky Earl Ford became secretary; and Richard
Prince, because of his honest looks, was chosen
The following year the old maestro, Rex Randall,
was chosen president; Clifford Cornwell, vice-presi-
dent; Dorismae Dyer, secretary; and that cute bru-
1 te, Jean Horsfall, treasurer.
lex Randall continued to be the clr.ss president the
j. ior year; when he left school Marion Shirley took
over the position, and Margaret Scott was chosen to
fin::.'., t/.e year as vice-president. Because Jean Poole
was so handy with her pen and pad, the class could
not resist electing her secretary. After a long dis-
cussion, Clifford Cornwell was elected treasurer.
In September, the class elected officers for the
last t'me. Dorismae Dyer, who did so nobly her first
yea.-, was chosen president. The up-and-coming girl
vith knowledge supreme, Nina Pierce, was elected
as secretary. The he-man of the class, George Stet-
ron, took over the responsibilities of vice-president.
The books having checked so well in the junior year,
Ihe class again elected Clifford Cornwell for treasurer.
Now that high school days are over, the class of
19 -0 heads into the world, carrying the memories of
four years of work and play.
(Hazel seated in aim chair reading the Arabian
"Oh, dear, if I only had Alladin's Lamp, it would
be very simple to figure out what to give the seniors
for presents at graduation tomorrow night."
(Lights go dim, symbols clang, and the dim out-
line of a genie appears in background. Hazel jumps
Genie: I come to you from the Arabian Nights to
grant you your wish. On the table will appear
Alladin's own lamp. Light it and your every wish
will be fulfilled.
(Hazel then ivalks over to the table and lights the
Hazel: Oh, sir, please help me to make out my gift
list for graduation exercises.
Genie: Your wish shall be granted. I will send you
my personal representative, Mr. Horace Horse-
collar, who is Employment Manager in Hades and
is in these parts looking for young talent to fill
anticipated vacancies. He is well acquainted with
many of the ancestors of your class, and he is ad-
mirably qualified to assist you in making your
choke of gifto. I'd remain to help you myself,
but I have an important engagement — must see
Man Mountain Dean wrestle the Angel at the Bos-
tm Garden. Goodbye and good luck.
(Bones rattle, chains clank, and skeleton appears).
LjiGroea (Introducing himself) : I am Mr. Horace
Ilors.collar, All High Employment Manager of
Hades. Hmmm! Fine group of prospects you have
i.e.*". I ought to be able to fill quite a number of
\a r.ncies from this lot. Say, who is that fellow
over there? He looks like Old Rattlebones Pea-
"oz , who plays on our hillbiliy program.
II r e 1 : His name is Peacock and he has rattled the
! ncc on many entertainment programs here in
LaGr ea: Fine! Give him this big bone to prac-
t c on so that he will be able to beat it out in
r and sty"e when he gets down below. And that
fat boy over there, could that be Ford, the lobster-
Hazel : Yes, that is Captain Ford of the good ship
LaGreca: Boy! Do we need him! Old Charon, our
ferryman, who carries our new recruits across the
r'ver Styx, has a bad case of the gout. Here's a
map of the river Styx. Study it, and you will be
ab'e to tr.ke the helm the very day you arrive.
Have you anyone who aspires to be a surgeon?
All we have to perform our operations at present
are two meat cutters from the A. & P. at South
Duxbury, and needless to say, the mortality rate
is rather high.
I T aie' : You bet. Nina Pierce hopes to be a sur-
geon. We will give her this rubber doll and a saw
to practice with. However, I don't guarantee that
she will do any better than your meat cutters!
Could Nina use three of her classmates, who in-
tend to be nurses, as her assistants?
LaGreca: By all means.
Hazel: Madaline Churchill, who likes children,
could be supervisor of the maternity ward, and
will have use for these pins and diapers. Lillian
White could be head of the men's medical depart-
ment. As she has been known to cause tempera-
tures to rise in the past we give her this ther-
mometer with a blow off valve as a safety pre-
caution. And Olive Davis can be Nina's assis-
tant during operations. Here's a bottle of smell-
ing salts to revive Nina after she passes out at her
first sight of blood.
THE PARTRIDGE 19
LaGreca: Say, is John Shirley in this class?
Hazel: Yes, seated right over there.
LaGreca: I have a present from his ancestor
Square-Jaw Shirley. It's an iron weight to be
tied around John's ankle to keep him from flying
that wreck of an aeroplane he has in his back
yard. Square-Jaw says he is enjoying peace and
quiet at present and doesn't want John to arrive
too soon to spoil it.
Hazel: How about Carlton Turner, the Captain of
our baseball team?
LaGreca: Fine: Here's a contract to play sec-
ond base on the Hades Hambones in the Putrid
Hazel: Rita Dacos is a good dancer, and Jean
Poole a piano accompanist. Can you use them?
LaGreca: Of course we can. They can dance and
play at the Hades Hilarity Hot Spot. Give Jean
a set of horse's teeth to practice on, and Rita this
can of oil to keep her joints well lubricated.
Hazel: Speaking about oil, Charlie Randall would
make a good politician.
LaGreca: Excellent! We need a young and vigor-
ous campaign manager in our party to oppose the
spendthrifts who have been trying to spend us
out of the Depression. Here's a soap box to prac-
tice his oratory on.
Hazel: By the way, do you know Rudolph Valen-
tino, who used to be the great lover of the silent
films a few years ago?
LaGreca: Of course — he was very good looking
until I got through with him after discovering
that he was giving my wife too much attention.
Hazel: Your worries are just beginning. Wait
until Clifford Cornwell gets down in that region.
He can out-Rudy Rudy himself.
LaGreca: We'll fix him; we'll give him this hair
tonic which is guaranteed to remove all hair in
LaGreca: Who is that beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde
Hazel: Oh, that's my sister, Phyllis.
LaGreca: Hmmm — not bad. Here's a one-way
ticket to Hades — she can go back with me any time
she wishes to.
LaGreca: Here's a basketball — that ought to go
to the captain of the girls' basketball team.
Hazel: That will be Marian Shirley.
LaGreca: We will have a place for you, Marian,
on Betty Boop's Bearded, Barefoot Basketball
LaGreca: Does my face look worn and haggard?
Hazel : Now that you mention it it does look a bit
thin; but Cecelia Mobbs who intends to be a ton-
sorial artist might be able to give your face a lift.
Cecelia, here is a bottle of NuSkin for you. And
Marjorie, here's a jar of Pond's cream taken out
of the frog pond in back of the school for you.
And for both of you an appointment for your first
customer. Patch him up after graduation exer-
cises are over.
Hazel: Nancy Hanigan has all of the qualifications
necessary to write an excellent Lonely Hearts
column for a newspaper.
LaGreca: Then she can write for our Scandal
Hazel: Here, Nancy, is a copy of Beatrice Bare-
fax's "Advice to the Lovelorn," which will give
you many worth-while suggestions in the art of
LaGreca: Who is the most tempermental member
of the class?
Hazel: That's easy. Morton Raymond, by a mile.
He's always losing his temper and coming to blows
LaGreca: Evident. y he can't learn to control his
temper, so, as second best thing we give him this
set of boxing lessons in the hope that he can
hold his own even though he has the indiscretion to
become involved in an argument with someone
larger than he is.
LaGreca: Who is the thriftiest member of the
Haze : L'oyd Chandler, I hear that he saved S200
LaGreca: By George! — Say, any fcl ow who can
do that during Depression, is entitled to be our
Chancellor of the Exchequer. Here we'll give you
th? combination to our safety deposit vau.ts right
now, so that some of the New Dealers won't have
the money all spent before you get down there.
Hazel: We have another fat boy in the class,
George Stetson, who is an ice man in his spare
LaGreca: An ice man, did you say? We need a
great many ice men in my country because as you
all know tho average temperature is rather hijrh.
Haze : Then we will give him this ice pick as an
emblem of his trade.
LrtGi^a: Have you a patient, methodical perron
among the graduates?
Hazel: Yes, of course, Wil ard Mills.
LaGreca: That's great! He's the man we need to
take the census, that is, if Senator Tobey of New
Hampshire, and some of his census objectors don't
get there first.
Hazel: Okay, we'll give him this sponge pad so that
he can sit and figure for longer periods without
acquiring callouses. And Annie Black, who is an
cxce.lent typist, can be his secretary.
LaGreca: Yes, and because she is so quiet, we'll
give her this rattle to tie around her neck, so that
Willard will know that she is still around.
Hazel: Did you know that one of our seniors, Frank
Putnam, is a direct descendant of Myles Standish?
LaGreca: Yes, Myles was telling me about that.
20 THE PARTRIDGE
He is still a little peeved because John Alden ran
away with Priscilla and sends "Putty" a set of
brass knuckles to protect his rights against any
Aldens who may be contemplating any further mis-
Hazel: Dorismae Dyer and Joan Eckersley wish to
LaGreca: We have no use for dieticians because
you sec we have no bodies to be fed, but good diets
make good bones so let them ply their trade here.
Hazel : Then here's a string bean and a carrot for
you, Dorismae, and a pint of buttermilk for you,
LaGreca : Who is that cute girl over there who has
been flirting with me all evening?
Haze : That must be Jean Horsfall. She's very
popular with the boys. In fact, she has so many
boy friends that her front yard in the evening, it
looks like the entrance to Fi.ene's bargain base-
ment during rush hours.
LaGr ca: Is that so — perhaps we had better give
her a dog house for rejected suitors.
HrjBsl: What are we going to do about Dot Stet-
son? Lhi wants to be a model, but at the rate she
is g.owing, she will only be ab e to model tents.
LaGr ca: Yes, and with Fat Boy Ford as captain
of the ferryboat, it is doubtful if weM be able to
get them both across the river Styx at the same
Hazel: Then we'll give her this bottle of reducing
salts so that she can become a model and also be
sure of passage across the river.
LaGreca: Oh, I almost forgot. Tony LaGreca,
your great grandfather, Mussolini LaGreca, who
died several years ago of strangulation while eat-
ing spaghetti, sends you this corkscrew to ream
out your throat in case you find yourself in the
Haze : Don't forget Flora Holmes.
LaGreca: Isn't she the girl who comes to school
only part of the time and is late on those days
when she does come?
Hazel: That's the one.
LaGreca : Give her this stick of dynamite to make
sure that she will never be late in the future.
LaGreca: Say, who is that fellow over there with
his teeth shining?
Hazel: Oh, that is Arthur Howard. He is so proud
of his new teeth installed by Dr. Dyer that he is
keeping his mouth open to show them off. That is
nothing new for Arthur, however, because he is
the most talkative member of the class.
LaGreca: Then we'll give him Ferdinand the bull
so that he can put his bull-throwing into action
instead of words.
Hazel: And next is Fred Lunt, who is the pin
boy down at the bowling alleys.
LaGreca: We had better give him this set of shin
guards to protect his shins when Miss Fogg mis-
fires and sends the ball down the wrong alleys.
Hazel: And to you, friend and classmate LaGreca
and All High Employment Manager of Hades, we
give this little lotion invented by Professor
Schniklefritz, which is guaranteed to return you
to your earthly existence. We need you to help
bear the trials and tribulations here on earth and
when the time comes, we will all go to Hades in
LaGreca: Say, Hazel, I hear you've been goin steady
the past year, so I thought you could use these.
Here's a marriage license. Make him sign on this
line. Here is the minister, and just in case, here's
the two bucks. And if you need a best man, call on
Jean Poole and George Stetson
INTRODUCTION: Both sitting in chairs in an air-
plane; — one reading Duxbury Clam and the other
reading Beanville Gazette. Jean tries to attract
George's attention by dropping things and clearing
her throat. Both finally recognized each other.
Jean: I was just reading the "Who's What?" column,
and noticed the paragraph telling of your return
from an African expedition. Did you succeed in un-
earthing any fossils?
George: Yes, that's right. Just got back. I hired
Clarence Peacock to come with me on the expedi-
dition, provided he furnish the use of his new
twenty-mule team super-charger. He always did
have a flair for flashy cars back in the old days.
At present Clarence and I are combining our
journalistic talents and are writing a book on the
life of a termite. We're dedicating our book to
Carlton Turner, our old schoolmate.
Jean: Well, you seem to be pretty well occupied! I've
been doing the illustrations for your sister
Dorothy's latest fashion creations in that new
material, spun seaweed. Its invention is causing
bankruptcy among the woolen mills. Both the sea-
weed and Dorothy have certainly brought fame to
George: Yes, I'm quite proud of her myself. Say, it's
thrilling to see one of our old classmates sitting in
the White House now, isn't it? That's one time
when no strings were pulled in politics! Yes,
THE PARTRIDGE 21
Honey is certainly making a huge success of him-
Say, I don't believe I've asked you where you're
bound for yet. I'm on my way to attend the big
celebration of the opening of the new White House
in Duxbury. You know, President Howard has
transferred the nation's capitol from Washington
to the metropolis of Duxbury.
Jean: Yes, "The Clam" here, has given that subject
a lot of space. I'm also bound for the same place
and for the same purpose. Fine!
George: The New White House is being built up on
Beanville Boulevard, near the old Teravainen home-
stead. Yes. President Howard is also financing
that new clam-canning factory in Duxbury and has
established dear old fiashy-dashy Biff Cornwell as
supervisor of canning. Just the man for the job!
Jean: I understand our old friend "Honey" is trying
to balance the budget, assisted by his ace account-
ant, Annie Black.
George: Yes, and did you know that President Howard
has contracted the nation's No. 1 architect Lloyd
Chandler to make plans of this new White House
everyone's so excited about? My! This paper
states that the Lunt & Putnam printing establish-
ment is working on three shifts to supply Presi-
dent Howard's progressive party with platform
pamphlets recommending "Honey" for a third term,
using the slogan, "Clams for All"!
Jean: There's an item here saying that Tony La
Greca is busy geting ready his squadron of new
Shirley Weizel-Powered clippers designed especially
for distributing these pamphlets. In the Calamity
Column, special mention is given to Charlie Ran-
dall's illness. The noted zillionaire is here on his
death-bed, suffering from a shock caused by fear
of a financial crash of 1965. However, the whole
thing was a farce; the crash didn't occur, but poor
"Rugged Randall" is in a very much weakened con-
dition. His present condition requires the constant
attention of such a capable nursing staff as Olive
Davis, Marion Shirley, and Lillian White, all former
classmates. Nina Pierce is the attending physi-
George: Oh yes, and "Slippery Nick," the well-known
criminal lawyer is at Mr. Randall's bedside legal-
izing Mr. Randall's last will and testament. Wil-
lard Mills, the mathematical wizard, is assisting
Nick with these transactions. The will states that
Mr. Randall's entire fortune's left to his lifetime
friend, Clifford Cornwell, who is now struggling to
support a recently enlarged family. Mr. Cornwell
was formerly employed as superintendent of the
parking space across from Duxbury's Powder Puff
Bridge. It is intimated that Mr. Cornwell will
greatly appreciate this financial aid.
Jean: Well, I seem to have a later edition than you
have, as this paper states that Charles Randall is
showing much improvement and is expected to
recover. It looks as if Biff will have to look else-
where for financial aid, especially since he has
hired Flora Holmes and Madaline Churchill as
tutor and governess to look after the sextuplets.
George: My! Oh, and here's an article in the Snoop
n' Sniff column about Marjorie Churchill, Nancy
Hanigan, and Cecelia Mobbs' forming a beautician's
corporation. This trio became nationally famous
for their miraculous conversion of the president's
wife, a former South Boston jitterbug. They are
also noted for their latest beauty aid which is
sweeping the country and known as the Fried Fish
Jean: I understand that President Howard has a
weak stomach and has employed two of our old
schoolmates, Dorismae Dyer and Joan Eckersley,
to plan foods for his delicate system.
George: Yes, and his private physician, Nina Pierce,
claims that his present delicate cond.tun was
caused by excessive indulgence in that well-kncwn
dance of yester-year, jitterbugging. I imagine the
last jitterbug contest which he entered and lost to
the champion, Rita Dacos, was quite a strain.
Jean: Yes, and the President, unknown to his ad-
miring public, is rather backward at speechmaking.
He has secretly hired Jean Horsfall, the former
star jou.nalist on the Partridge, to cempese those
eloquent incomparable speeches v.e ha/e previously
given him credit for.
George: The entire front page of the Beanville Ga-
zette is crowded with information concerning th>2
President's declaration of a baseball convention to
be held on the old home diamond of our alma
mater, Duxbury High School, to celebrate the com-
pletion of the new White House.
Jean: In the opening game of the series to be held,
that famous trio of Big League Baseball stars —
Ford, Raymond, and Turner — will plry the'r origi-
nal high school positions. That grand old favorite
of baseball who has mellowed with the years ol
coaching the nation's big league stars, Ralph
B'akeman, will coach the guest team.
George: Two other old classmates will be at the celt
bration, also. Phyllis and Hazel Eldridge have been
inv.ted to umpire this game of games. Their word
is to be law y — significant of their sex.
Jean: That new White House is to be built on Pill
Hill amid the healthful surroundings of Bay Farm.
It is stated in The Clam, here, that the new White
House w.ll be dedicated, at the President's sug-
gestion, to our kind old schoolmaster of our senior
year, Mr. McKenney.
George: We seem to be landing now. Since we're
both staying in Duxbury for the celebration, per-
haps we could organize the class for a reunion
soon. I have a business appointment in just a few
minutes. I'll have to hurry. It's been nice remi-
niscing with you. So long.
■ Jean : So long.
22 THE PARTRIDGE
By ANTHONY LaGRECA
We. the class of 1940, having withstood the trials
and tribulations of the past four years and declaring
ourselves to be of sound mind do make, publish, and
declare this to be our last will and testament, to wit:
Annie Black, our super-super bookkeeper, leaves to
Mona Scholpp and Eleanor Raymond a goodly share
of her shyness and demure manner. Split it up be-
tween you, girls.
Lioyd Chandler leaves to Danny Winsor his man-
ners aid cooperative attitude, sincerely hoping that
j s friends and teachers will still recognize
Marjorie Churchill bequeathes her technique of hold-
ing her man to Martha Nickerson. But, remember
Martha you've got to catch him first.
Clifford Cornwell, our dashing young "Romeo," be-
queathes his sex appeal to any blushing and bashful
backwoods boy in the freshman class.
Olive Davis leaves to Nancy O'Neil her ability to
influence the boys at the Coast Guard Station.
Dorismae Dyer bequeathes to the lucky junior who
fills her shoes as class president, her power over
Hazel Eldridge leaves her athletic ability to Doris
Prince, her originality to June Barclay, and to any
girl seeking popularity, her example.
Carlton Turner leaves to John Alden his hidden ambi-
tion to be tall, dark, and handsome — someday.
Well miracles do happen!
Earl Ford, nicknamed "Skinny," is bequeathing a
little of his excess weight to Melvin "Chesty" Sin-
nott to keep "Chesty" from taking off when he
catches a pass while playing basketball.
Jean Horsfall leaves her vivaciousness to Gladys
Black, her literary ability to Mack Mosher, and
her volatile atitude toward boys to Barbara Morton,
sincerely hoping that the recipients will prosper
from their inheritence.
Arthur Howard leaves to any man, woman, or child
the choice of either his poetical ability (?) or his
George Stetson leaves to Jack Donahue the little
advantage he had over him at "slinging the bull"
with the hope that Jack doesn't get gored.
Flora Holmes leaves her placid temper and sagacious
mind to Marguerite Chandler who academically
is seeming to follow in Flora's footsteps.
Nina Pierce leaves behind a record of getting through
high school within three years, for anyone to
imitate or better.
Jean Poole bequeathes her talent at the piano to
Marguerite Chandler, her ability as an artist to
Eanny Winsor, her "all innocence" expression to
Helen Mosher and her precocious grammatical
knowledge to Larry Raymond.
Clarence Peacock leaves the art of snoring noislessly
in hlstcry to Clint Sampson, who seems to be
merely lacking in experience.
Morton Raymond gladly leaves behind a little of his
fieiy temper to Milton Ellis, the abused boy in the
Li.lian White leaves to any junior who promises to
be absent at least once a week, a list of unexcelled
Nancy Hanigan leaves her proficiency at type-
v. r ting to the writer of the next class will for,
confidentially, it is an art sorely needed by writers
of class wills.
T r„t! y Stetson adds to Betty Green's stock of jocu-
lirity her ability to instantly change a quiet,
Lcricus classroom into one of mirth and merriment.
To anyone who is interested in politics Dominic
LaGreca leaves his live and alert mind in history;
tj Frances Burns he leaves his boisterousness in
the hope that she will someday be noticed by her
Marion Shirley leaves to Edith Peterson an open
field for the honor of high scorer for the girls'
basketball team. It is yours if you can get it and
you can get it if you try.
Fred Lunt leaves his ability at setting up pins at the
bowling alleys and his histrionic skill to Winnie
Hagman, the "Lone Buck" of this year's operetta.
John Shirley leaves his ingenuity at picking up odd
jobs, and mechanical mindedness to his sole bene-
ficiary Arthur Bradford.
Charles Randall, that speedy, quick, lithe, and rugged
he-man, leaves to Dicky Verge his habit of getting
Rita Dacos leaves a manuscript "How to Develop
a Perfect Figure" to the members of her sex in
the lower classes.
Joan Eckersley, tall and tempermental, leaves a few
inches of her height to Mona Scholpp, who, we are
sure can find good use for her inheritance.
Willard Mills 'leaves his orderly business mind to
Robert Herdman, who still gets mixed up on which
class to go to.
Madaline Churchill leaves to Irvina Jones her miracle
working recipe for getting thin.
Phyllis Eldridge, "Venus" of the class, leaves to her
sister Dorothy the art she has acquired of wearing
her hair a different style each week.
Cecilia Mobbs, the torn boy of the class, leaves to
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very feminine Norma McKenny her habit of wear-
ing dungarees. Can you imagine Norman wearing
Frank Putnam leaves his languor to Clint Sampson
Who has already shown a good deal of accomplish-
ment along this line.
And to those worthy of worthies, the incomparable
and incomprehensible members of our faculty,
we bequeathe the following:
To Mr. Green, a drawing of his faithful old Buick,
that passed away last fall, to be hung on the wall
of his office.
To Miss Fogg, a set of false fingernails to replace
the real ones that she chewed during basketball
To Mr. Blakeman, an axe to whittle the Hanover
team down to the Duxbury team size.
To Miss Downey, a baton to wave around, to keep
her arms in time with her foot at assemblies.
To Mrs. McClosky, a slingshot to get the attention
of the individual talksters in her music class.
To Mr. Geradin, a girl to break the monotony of
having all boys in his class.
To Mr. Smith, a number of screens to be put around
the pupils' desks when he is conducting his ex-
aminations on the so-called honor system.
To Mr. McKenny, we leave a radio given over to static
so that when he begins to miss us he can turn it
on and bring back memories of us.
To Miss Sanders, we leave an adding machine to help
her in figuring out her simple mathematics.
To Mr. Glover, a bcudoir cap to replace the turban he
uses when cleaning out the boiler.
To Mr. Butler, a book of new jokes to replace the
outmoded jokes he still uses.
To Mr. Warner, an artist's dream, a perfect master-
To Miss White, a doll for a chaperone while she is
taking Mr. Warner to the different schools.
To Miss Cushman, a school day that doesn't begin
until 10 o'clock to give her a litle more time to
sleep in the morning.
To Miss Schopfer, a Fanny Farmer's cook book for
more variety of lunches.
To Mr. Macomber, a good excuse to evade helping
the writer of the next class will.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand
and seal this will on the nineteenth day of June in
the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred
Signed, sealed, published, and declared as and for
the last will of the class of 1940 in the presence of
the undersigned witnesses.
EGBERT — Class Mascot
By Dorismae Dyer
We leave you now, oh dear Duxbury High,
As we start life's work to-day.
Tho' temptations we meet,
We will never retreat
From your path in any way.
Your precepts true forever will guide
And teach us ne'er to fail;
To be fair and right;
Fight with all our might,
As we blaze our upward trail.
We're off to search for companions new
On the rocky road thru life.
Then let's always prepare
To be kind and to share,
In this world of grief and strife.
As we turn back to memories fair
In life's book of mystery,
We'll recall these days
And we'll sing your praise,
"Little High School by the Sea."
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President .... Dorismae Dyer
Vice President . . . George Stetson
Secretary ..... Nina Pierce
Treasurer .... Clifford Cornwell
Council Members . ^ . . John Shirley
Class colors . . . Maroon and White
Class flowers . . . White Carnation
SENIOR HONOR ROLL
FOR FOUR YEARS
Black, Annie — 1
Churchill, Marjorie — 2
Dyer, Dorismae — 9
Eldridge, Hazel — 6
Eldridge, Phyllis— 2
Holmes, Flora — 12
Horsfall, Jean — 12
La Greca, Anthony — 3 in 2V& years here.
La Greca, Dominic — 3 in 2% years here.
Mills, Willard — 3 in 3 years here.
Pierce, Nina — 10 in 3 years, covering 4 year's work.
Poole, Jean — 3 in 2% years here.
Morton, Raymond — 3 in 2 years here.
Stetson, Dorothy — 4
Stetson, George — 4
Turner, Carlton — 2
24 THE PARTRIDGE
Nina: Excuse me for stepping on your feet.
Mr. MacKenney: That's all right, I do it myself all
Three deaf men were traveling in England.
First: Is this Wembley?
Second: No, it is Thursday.
Third: So am I. Let's stop and have a drink.
Norma: Why do you call your boy friend "Pilgrim"?
Martha: Because every time Wayne comes he makes
a little progress.
Teacher: Now, when I drop this silver coin in this
bubbling solution, will it dissolve?
Earl Ford: No, sir.
Teacher: Correct, now tell me why not.
Earl : Well if it would dissolve, no one by the name of
MacKenney would drop it in.
Doc: (to Whitney who has just rushed in) Here you,
don't you know my hours are between 3 and 5?
Whitney: Yes, but the hammer that hit me didn't.
Clinton: Is he a good watch dog?
Jack: Rather! If you hear a suspicious noise at
night, you've only to wake him and he barks at
Customer: I want some apples.
Customer: Well, you don't think I want ones with
hair on them, do you?
Eleanor: If we're going to see a baseball game to-
morrow I want to know a lot more about the game
than I do. Tell me some of the fine points of it.
Dick: All right. I'll begin with what's called the
squeeze play, and —
Eleanor: No you won't! I'm talking about baseball!
Dad: Did I hear the clock strike three when you came
in last night?
John S.: Yes. It was going to strike eleven, but I
stopped it so it wouldn't disturb you.
Hazel: I like a man with a past; then he's intei - esting.
Dotty: I like a man with a future; there's more to
Phyllis: I like a man with a present; the more expen-
sive the better.
Seen on a house in Boston last week:
Knock the door bell out of order.
Customer at "Ma Pierce's": Did that gh-1 who took
my order leave any relations ?
When knights and ladies were on stage
they danced like this,
But in this modern day and age
Malcolm Mosher: I think I've got a flat tire.
Pick-up: I think that makes us even.
Bob Chandler: What makes you think that the
teacher is old ?
Gordon Cornwell: Well, she says she used to teach
John S.: (preparing for reception) I think I'll get
roses for my girl. They just suit her.
Stuart: I think I'll buy a cactus.
Superintendent of Insane Asylum: "Did you get
those five men that escaped?"
Guard: "Five? We got thirteen."
A description of Jean Poole: She's like an almond
bar — sweet but nutty.
Mr. MacKenny: What's the formula for water?
Morton Raymond: HIJKLMNO.
Mr. MacKenny: What ever gave you that idea?
Morton: You did. You said yesterday that the form-
ula for water was H to 0.
Recruit LaGreca: "Sir, the enemy are before us as
thick as peas."
Capt. Smith: "All right, shell them!"
Stuart: My singing makes people say 'ah!'
Bob Bunten: Yes, they have to go to the doctor.
Norma Mac: My Scotch uncle sent me his picture
Martha: How does he look?
Norma: I don't know. I haven't had it developed yet.
One heard in the corridor: "Some of the girls in
school remind me of an appendix — it costs so much
to take them out."
Miss Sanders: "Mr. Peacock, what is a vacuum?"
Clarence: "I've got it in my head but I can't say it."
THE PARTRIDGE 25
Front Row. left i<> right: Helen Mosher, CHnton Sampson, Barbara Morton, Ann Peterson,
Earla Chandler, Thomas Taylor, Nancy O'Neil. Norma MacKenney.
Second Row: Evelyn Edwards, Edith Peterson, Irvina Jones, Arthur Verge, Frances Burns,
John Donahue. Martha Nick rson, "udill Blanchard. Doris Princ.
Back Row: Arthur Bradford, Malcolm Mosher, Clarence Walker. Winthrop Hagnian, Freder-
ick Harrington, Richard Prince, Irving Whitney.
Absent: Lawrence Raymond.
The Junior Class
The officers of the Junior Class for the year '39 and '40 were President, Frederick Harrington; Vice-
President, Martha Nickerson; Secretary, Norma MacKenney; Treasurer, Irvina Jones. The Student Council
Members were Norma MacKenney and Kendall Blanchard.
In September there were twenty-five in the class but John Donahue and Barbara Morton joined the
class early in the year and Carl Heise left in April.
Those on the Honor Roll during the first five marking periods were Irvina Jones - 5, Edith Peterson - 4,
Francis Burns - 4, Ann Peterson - 2, Martha Nickerson - 4, Barbara Morton - 3, Norma MacKenney - 1
and Earla Chandler - 1.
In the past year the Junior Class has been very active in school activities. Their first social event was
the dance held on November 3, 1939. The boys who went out for basketball were Arthur Verge, Malcolm
Mosher, Lawrence Raymond, John Donahue, Clinton Sampson, Assistant Manager, and Clarence Walker,
Manager. The girls who went out for basketball were Doris Prince, Edith Peterson, Helen Mosher, Earla
Chandler, Martha Nickerson, Assistant Manager, and Irvina Jones, Manager. The last event was the re-
ception which the Juniors gave the Seniors on June 20, 1940.
The class looks forward now to senior activities.
26 THE PARTRIDGE
Front Row. left to right: Lloyd Blanchard, Mima Scholpp, Helen Taylor. Rose Burdick,
Laurel Cahoon. Zulmira Fernandes, Gladys Black, John Alden.
SbCOND Row: Marshall Freeman. Harriet McNeil. Eleanor Raymond. Marguerite Chandler.
Robert Herdman, Phoebe Shirliy. Norma dates. Elizabeth Green. Daniel Winsor.
Rack Row: Dorothy Bldridge, Lawrence Marshall. Robert Runten. George Teravainen, Stuart
Lagergren, I etitia LeGain.
Absent: Sylvia C'-Neil.
The Sophomore Class
The officers of the Sophmore Class were as follows: President, George Teravainen; Vice President,
Robert Bunten; Secretary, Phoebe Shirley; Treasurer, Marguerite Chandler; Council Members, George
Teravainen and Phoebe Shirley; Historian, Harriet McNeil.
This year two new members, Stuart Lagergren and Daniel Winsor, f.llcd the places left by Barbara
Scott and Theodore Whitcomb.
The Sophomores proved themselves worthy school citizens by unusual participation in schcol activi-
ties and by maintaining high scholastic standing. Many participated in sports: Baseball- George Teravain-
en, Robert Bunten, Stuart Lagergren, Daniel Winsor, and Lloyd Blanchard. Boys' basketball — George Ter-
avainen, Lawrence Marshall, Stuart Lagergren, Robert Bunten, Lloyd Blanchard and Daniel Winsor. The
Assistant Manager was Marshall Freeman. Girls' basketball — Betty Green, Sylvia O'Neil, Dorothy Eld-
ridge and Gladys Black.
The Sophomores were well represented on the Partridge staff by Harriet McNeil, Dorothy Eldridge,
Gladys Black, George Teravainen, John Alden, Stuart Lagergren, Laurel Cahoon, Mona Scholpp, Phoebe
Shirley, Marguerite Chandler, and Betty Green.
The Sophomore Dance, held on March 29, was very successful.
The students on the Honor Roll were John Alden - 2, Robert Bunten - 4, Rose Burdick - 5, Laurel Ca-
hoon - 4, Marguerite Chandler - 5, Dorothy Eldridge - 1, Laurence Marshall - 2, Harriet McNeil - I, George
Teravainen - 2, Phoebe Shirley - 4, and Mona. Scholpp - 1.
T II K PARTRIDGE
Front Row, left to right: John Williams, Constance Lovell. Miriam Arnold, Jane Peterson,
Betty Lee Peterson, Marie Reed, Mary Morton, Arthur Cornwell.
Second Row: Robert Short, Winslow Hagman, June Barclay, Richard Ford, Virginia Hurd,
Richard LaFleur, Lucille Short, Gordon Hubbard.
Back Row: Robert Peterson, Lawrence Govoni, Philip Mobbs, Milton Ellis, Melville Sinnott,
Wlllard Putnam, Arthur Edwards.
Absent: Charles Olsen.
The Freshman Class
The following class officers served throughout the year: President, Richard LaFleur; Vice-President,
Arthur Cornwell; Secretary, June Barclay; Treasurer, Richard Ford. The Council Members were June
Barclay and Betty-Lee Peterson.
The freshmen participated in many school activities during the year. Several enjoyed the Parent-
Teacher-Association dancing class in the fall and really profited by the lessons. A large number of candi-
dates went out for basketball: Girls — Constance Lovell and Miriam Arnold; Boys — Milton Ellis, Melville
Sinnott, Robert Peterson, Arthur Edwards, Philip Mobbs, Richard Ford and Arthur Cornwell. Two boys,
Milton Ellis and Arthur Cornwell, played on the baseball squad. Several freshmen helped with the cheer
leading: June Barclay, Jane Peterson, Betty-Lee Peterson, and Richard LaFleur.
A few of the class members participated in an Armistice Day assembly. Richard LaFleur gave the
opening exercises. The following boys recited poems: Arthur Edwards, Winslow Hagman, and Richard
High school work was new and though many tried hard, only these fortunate few attained the honor
roll: Richard LaFleur-3, Constance Lovell-3, and Robert Peterson-3, Miriam Arnold-1, Arthur Edwards-1,
The Freshmen held a successful spring dance on April 26, 1940. The music was furnished by Jay
28 THE PARTRIDGE
Front Row, left to right: Eva Taylor, Stanley Nightingale, Phyllis Mosher. Vera Peterson.
Vera Randall, Gordon Cornwell, Cecelia Bulu.
Second Row: Frank Phillips. Phyllis Lovell, Justine Delano, Mae Barclay, Alice Caron, Vir-
ginia Merry, Norman SchafTer.
Back Row: William Eldridge, Lawrence McAuliffe, Raymond Randall, Frank Davis, Wor-
cester Westervelt, Roy Scholpp.
Absent: William Murphy, William Soule.
The Eighth Grade
The eighth grade officers for the year were the following: President, Phyllis Lovell; Vice-President,
Mae Barclay; Secretary, Phyllis Mosher; Treasurer, Justine Delano. The two Council Members were Eva
Taylor and Norman SchafTer.
The eighth grade students took much interest in basketball and baseball. Those who played basket-
ball were these girls: Phyllis Mosher, Phyllis Lovell, and Mae Barclay. Boys: Stanley Nightingale, Gordan
Cornwell, William Eldridge, William Murphy, and Frank Philips.
Justine Delano, Phyllis Mosher, Phyllis Lovell, and Eva Taylor attended dancing school regularly in
The seventh and eighth grade pupils presented a Christmas program at the meeting of the Parent-Teach-
er-Association on December 22. Cecelia Bulu, Alices Caron, Justine Delano, Phyllis Mosher, Phyllis Lovell,
William Eldridge, Vera Peterson, Vera Randall, Eva Taylor, Mae Barclay, and Frank Philips of the eighth
grade participated in the program.
There was a skating party planned in January but it was postponed because of a storm and instead a
spring party was held in the school auditorium after a supper down stairs. Games were enjoyed by all.
Those on the scholastic Honor Roll for the first five marking periods were as follows: Justine Del-
ano-3, Mae Barclay-4, Alice Caron-2, and Eva Taylor-1.
Front Row, left to right: Dorothy Black, Richard Washburn, Lawrence Lovell, Elizabeth
Muirhead, Janice Dyer, Marie Short, John Randall, Clara Morton.
Second Row: Dorothy Randall, John Friend, Stella Raker, Betty O'Neil, Sarah Black, Ray-
mond Caron, Richard Gessner, Phyllis Chandler.
Third Row: William Mosher, Robert White, Richard Olsen, James Mobbs, Robert Chandler,
Lewis Randall, George Damon.
Rack Row: John Santos, Charles Sibley, David Perry, Richard Putnam, John Monterio.
The Seventh Grade
The follow. ng class officers served throughout tae year: President, Lawrence Lovell; Vice-President,
Richard Putnam; Secretary, Marie Short; Treasurer, Lorothy Randall; Council Members, Betty Muirhead
and Robeit White.
In September the seventh grade had an enrollment of thirty-one, including three new members: Rich-
ard Gessner, Charles Sibley, and Elizabeth Whitney, who remained until October when she moved to New
Hampshire, J:an S:he ler and Alice Mendes also moved away, leaving only twenty-eight.
The school activities participated in during the ysar were basketball, baseball, and dancing school.
The class made a booklet containing pictures of all the presidents of the United States and wrote a biog-
raphy of each. Everyone in the class made a "Poem Booklet" which contained selections from famous poets.
Many of these poems were memorized. The seventh grade gave an entertainment at Christmas and a musical
program in May for the P.T.A. and helped with the music at the church on Memorial Day. The annual class
party was held in June.
Those on the honor roll for the first five marking periods were: Elizabeth Muirhead-5, Marie Short-5,
Lewis Randall-3, Stella Baker-3, Robert White-3, Richard Gessner-1, Richard Washburn-1, George Damon-2,
Phyllis Chandler-1, David Perry-1, John Randall-1.
30 THE PARTRIDGE
Front Row, left to right: Harriet Scott. Richard Gates, Marcia Eckersley, Donald Washburn.
Sally Hennett, Philip Delano, Irene Damon, Elizabeth Mosher.
Second Row: Lillian Randall, Virginia Glass, Mabel L'hlman, Elizabeth SchafTer, Eveline
Starkweather, Patricia Murphy, Lena Parkman, Ann Peterson, Leona Pierce.
Third Row: Henry Hurd, Robert Byrne, Natalie Raker, Shirley Hughes. Jean Barclay, Jose-
phine Peterson, George Taylor, Stella Wager.
Back Row: Willard Barclay. Raymond Montcrio, Alfred Marshall. Amancio Fernandes,
William Hagman. Robert Randall. Walter Starkweather.
Absent: Virginia Murphy. Francis Walker, Nancy Soule.
The Sixth Grade
The class of 1946 had for its class officers this yaar the following:
President, Sally Bennett; Vice President, Amos Fernandez; Secretary, Jean Barclay; Treasurer, Willard
Barclay (1st half), Irene Damon (2nd half).
At the beginning of the year there were thirty-seven in the class. Ludlow Baker and Theresa Sheehan
left early in the year. Sally Bennett, Mabel Uhlman, and Nancy Soule were newcomers.
The activities of the class have not been very numerous but very enjoyable and worthwhile. The class
edited a magazine called "The Tattletale", which contained original stories, poems, jokes, editorials, and
For Washington's Birthday the play "All for Washington" was put on in assembly. In the spring a
Caterpillar Catching Contest was held, at the end of which the winning team was given a party by the others.
The Honor Roll for the five marking periods is as follows: Irene Damon-5, Natalie Baker-3, Jean
Barclay-2, Ludlow Baker-1, Donald Washburn-4, Marcia Eckersley-1, Sally Bennett-1, Virginia Murphy-5,
Patricia Murphy-4, Ann Peterson-4, Francis Walker-1.
THE PARTRIDGE 31
Front Row. left to right: Barbara Kins, Nathaniel Thayer, Doris Parkman, Frances Bulu,
Marian Peterson, Norman White, Frances Ivanoff, Bernard Mullaney.
Second Row: Dorothy Santheson, Robert Gessner, Russell Sprague, Mildred Torrey, Elizabeth
Glass, Regina Peterson, Stuart Lovell, Constance Hagman, Helen Parkman.
Third Row: Esther Monterio, Genevieve Mendes, Lydia Lund, Faith Bolton, Barbara Eldridge,
Gertrude Phillips, Beatrice Alden, Walter Churchill, Elsie Perry.
Back Row: Carlton Torrey, Arthur Grace, Robert Green, Howard Blanchard, Richard Schaffer,
George Nathan, Robert Merry, Guild Rosengren, LeRoy Randall.
The Fifth Grade
The class officers of the fifth grade were President, Faith Bolton; Vice President, Robert Gessner,
Secretary, Helen Parkman; Treasurer, Lydia Lund. The Student Council members were Doris Parkman and
In geography the class took an imaginary trip across the continent and back. Letters were sent to
schools in the states through which they passed. Interesting letters were received from Albuquerque, New
Mexico; Mansfield, Ohio; Hastings, Nebraska; and Detroit, Alabama.
In December at the P.T.A. meeting the fifth grade had a Christmas sale for which they had been
preparing for many weeks. For the occasion candle holders, calendars, package decorations, sleds topped
with candy, and gourd strings were made. The purpose of the sale was to purchase a radio with the money
The class assembly program of "Hiawatha's Childhood" was quite a success. Those who played the parts
were Robert Gessner as Hiawatha, Mildred Torrey as Nokomis, and Bernard Mullaney as Iagoo. The speak-
ers were Faith Bolton, Nathaniel Thayer, Barbara Eldridge, Constance Hagman, Frances Ivanoff, Bea-
trice Alden, Helen Parkman, Lydia Lund, and Guild Rosengren.
The Honor Roll pupils for the first five marking periods were as follows: Robert Gessner-5, Guild Rosen-
gren-5, Faith Bolton-4, Nathaniel Thayer-3, Frances Ivanoff-1, Bernard Mullaney-1, and George Nathan-2.
32 THE PARTRIDGE
Front Row, left to right: Eden Peterson, James Andrews, Stanley Clover, Edmund Peterson,
Clarence Parkman, Francis Hall, Lawrence Barbosa.
Back Row: Joseph Bulu, Alfred Fontes, Arthur Fernandes, Sverre Strom, Joseph Fernandes,
Manuel Grace, Tony Fernandes.
Absent: George Santos.
The Opportunity Class
The fifteen boys of the Opportunity Class take in many activities, such as basketball and baseball
and take part sometimes in P.T.A. programs given by the Junior High School.
Some of the class members have music, drawing, and physical training with the Junior High. All have
manual training and the following projects are completed or about to be completed: waste baskets, bird
houses, door stops, broom holders, flower boxes, book ends, lawn ornaments, fruit baskets, and seed markers.
Every pupil has a definite job toward keeping the room neat and clean. In the room there is a new
bulletin board and map table.
Four of the class are about to complete the eighth grade work and hope to be promoted to the ninth
A class meeting is held once a month. The following boys were class officers this year: President, Sverre
iftrom; Vice-President, Joseph M. Fernandes; Secretary, Arthur V. M. Fernandes; Treasurer, Edmund
Alfred Fontes, Joseph M. Fernandes, Arthur V. M. Fernandes, and Sverre Strom have made the Honor
Roll this year.
THE PARTRIDGE 33
Fbont Row, left to right: Miss Sanders, Gladys Black, Mona Scbolpp, Annie Black, Malcolm
Mosher, Nina Pierce, Jean Horsfall, Marjorie Churchill, Madaline Churchill, Earla
Chandler, Mr. Macomber.
Second Row: Miriam Arnold, Harriet McNeil, Martha Nickerson, Norma MacKenney, Dominic
LaGreca, Anthony LaGreca, Jean Poole, Edith Peterson, Doris Prince, Dorismae Dyer,
Third Row: Daniel Winsor, Carlton Turner, Phyllis Eldridge, Hazel Eldridge, Earl Ford,
Dorothy Stetson, Nancy Hanigan, Betty Green, Laurel Cahoon, Arthur Bradford.
Fourth Row: Marguerite Chandler, Phoebe Shirley, Dorothy Eldridge, Irvina Jones, George
Teravainen, Robert Bunten, Arthur Howard, Marian Shirley, Olive Davis, Ann Peterson.
A new Partridge of four pages, published ten times, was a pioneering attempt this year to print the
school paper without advertisements.
The Partridge was financed by two magazine drives and the Town Meeting lunch under the direction
of Miss Winifred E. Sanders, the faculty advisor. Carl Heise, Earl Ford, and Robert Bunten were the
managers of the Crowell Publishing Company drive and a small group conducted the Curtis drive.
Delegates were sent to four conventions of the Southeastern Massachusetts League of School Pub-
lications held in Weymouth, Middleboro, Stoughton, and Holbrook. The Partridge was awarded honorable
mention for last year's paper. This year Nina Pierce served as recording secretary to the League - the
third consecutive year that a Partridge member has held office in the League.
The Staff has tried to make an improvement in this year's Commencement Issue of the Partridge.
The paper is of superior quality, the pictures are larger, and the arrangement is new. The Partridge has
been printed this year, as in previous years, by students in the school print shop under the direction
of Mr. Kenneth Macomber.
34 THE PARTRIDGE
Front Row, left to right: Alfred Marshall, Robert White. Norma MacKeuney, Eva Taylor.
Retty Lee Peterson, Doris Parkman, Guild Rosengren, Hetty Muirhead.
Second Row: Ann Peterson, Hazel Eldridge, Mr. Macomber, Mr. Blakeman, Mr. MacKeuney.
Nina Pierce, Phoebe Shirley, Norman Schaffer.
Back Row: Jean Rarclay, Carlton Turner, John Shirley, George Teravainen, Kendall Rlanchard,
Willard Mills, June Barclay.
The Student Council
The officers for the Student Council were as follows: President, John Shirley; Vice-President, Hazel
Eldridge; Secretary, Phoebe Shirley; Treasurer, George Teravainen.
The Student Council has been the best Council Duxbury has had for a long time. One of the first
projects taken up was the purchase of a large supply of record books which the classes were compelled
to buy. The books are large enough to contain complete records from the fifth to the twelfth grades.
Because play in the auditorium was unsatisfactory the Council drew up a set of regulations and
appointed leaders as supervisors. A committee was also appointed to deal out punishments for those who
broke the rules.
Many miscellaneous tasks were assumed, such as fixing the movie booth so that the operator could
run the machine better, taking care of tennis tapes and nets, and approving purchases of all athletic
equipment and awards.
Another important innovation of the Student Council was that the representatives gave oral reports
every week to their classes.
The main purpose of the Student Council is to make a better school. This year the Council has accom-
plished much toward this goal.
THE PARTRIDGE 35
Front Row, left to right: Dorothy Stetson, Virginia Merry, Frederick Harrington, Melville
Sinnott, Hazel Eldridge, Mr. Smith, Marguerite Chandler, Jean Poole, Clarence Walker,
Stuart Lagergren, George Stetson, Raymond Randall, Robert Bunten, Daniel Winsor,
Robert Peterson, John Alden.
The Orchestra bought new music this year and they have progressed very rapidly under the able
supervision of Mr. Smith.
The Orchestra played the following selection: at the Senior Class Play, "Skidding".
1. Overture- "Les Graces" - Minuet - Jean Devereux Opus 108
2. "The Cossack" - Russian Choral and Dance - Howard S. Monger
3. "East of Suez" - Intermezzo Orientale Carol Strebar
4. "Dreams Come True" - Harriet J. Link
The annual concert given by the Orchestra was held May 17th in the High School Auditorium,
at a P.T.A. Meeting. The selections which were played are as follows:
1. Melodies from the Mikado - -- -- -- -- Gilbert and Sullivan
2. La Donna E. Mobile (from Rigoletto) ---- - Verdi
3. Soldier's Chorus (from Faust) - -- -- -- -- -- Gounod
4. Toreador Song (from Carmen) - -- -- -- -- -- Biset
5. Country Gardens - -- -- -- -- -- -- Seauyer
6. Home on the Range - -- -- -- -- -- - De Laurater
7. Sailors' Hornpipe - -- -- -- -- -- - De Laurater
8. Evening Star (from Tanhauser) - -- -- -- -- - Wagner
9. The Desert Caravan - -- -- -- -- -- . Zanecuik
10. Hungarian Dance No. 5 - - Brahms
36 THE PARTRIDGE
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Fhont Row, left to right: Hazel Eldridge, Marion Hardy; Nina Pierce, Aunt Milly; Miss
Hausman, coach; Nancy Hanigan, Estelle Hardy; and Olive Davis, Mrs. Hardy.
Back Row: Carlton Turner, Andy Hardy; Fred Lunt, Judge Hardy; George Stetson, Grand-
father Hardy; Marian Shirley. Myra Hardy; Frank Putnam, Oscar Stubbins; and Willard
Mills, Wayne Trenton.
The Senior Play
Skidding was a humorous play which told the "ups and downs" of an ordinary family. The main inter-
ests were the attempted engagement of Judge Hardy's daughter, Marion, to a New Yorker, Wayne Tren-
ton, who w-as deeply in love with her; the settlement of the quarrels between the eldest girl, Myra, and
her husband; and between the next daughter, Estelle, and her husband; and the parents' ability to keep
their son contented while a campaign was going on for the nomination of Judge Hardy to the Supreme Court.
Everyone enjoyed the play immensely. The cast and committees were complimented many times
on their fine work.
Miss Hausman was the coach and director and Mrs. McClosky, the make-up artist. The committees
were as follows: Publicity — Marjorie Churchill, Jean Horsfall, and Jean Poole; Stage Properties — George
Stetson, Earl Ford, and Anthony LaGreca; Personal Properties — Flora Holmes; Candy — Dorismae Dyer,
Madaline Churchill, Dorothy Stetson, Phyllis Eldridge, Joan Eckersley, Rita Dacos, Annie Black, Lillian
White, and Cecelia Mobbs; Tickets — Dominic LaGreca, and John Shirley; Ushers — Lloyd Chandler, Clif-
ford Cornwell, Clarence Peacock, Morton Raymond, Arthur Howard, and Richard Burt.
THE PARTRIDGE 37
This year, Physical Education has played an active part in the curriculum of t 1 e Duxbury High School
Students. Each pupil was required to take gym twice a week and after it an invigorating shower, unless the
doctor could give a satisfactory reason for the pupil's not participating in athletics.
At the first of the year Mr. Blakeman, with the help of Miss Williams, took phys'cal fitness tests
which showed how much each pupil had diminished in strong! h since June of the last year. With this infor-
mation, Mr. Blakeman computed index numbers which very closely indicated the physical condition of
the pupils. It is interesting to note that during the summer, th's index number goes down, while it rises during
the winter, due to the extensive physical education schedule. For example, in September, 1938, the average
index number for boys was 101 — for girls, 98.4. By June of the following year, this index number rose
to 114.9 and 121.1 respectively. Then during the summer, the numbers reduced to 103 and 102.
During gym the upper classes participated in the folllowing sports: tag football, basketball, baseball,
tumbling, volley ball, indoor baseball, relays, calisthenics, field hockey, track, and soft ball.
38 THE PARTRIDGE
BOYS' BASEBALL TEAM
Front Row. left to right: Richard Prince. Arthur Verge. Kendall Blanchard. Carlton Turner.
Earl Ford. Clarence Walker, Arthur Howard.
Second Row: Lloyd Hlanchard. Dominic LaGreca, Robert Bunten. Mr. Blakeman. Mr. Macom-
ber. George Teravainen. Arthur Cornwall.
Back Row: Daniel Winsor. Morton Raymond. Milton Ellis. Clifford Cornwell. Malcolm Kosher,
Absent: Lawrence Raymonu.
The Baseball Season
This season there was a large turn-out for baseball. The positions were assigned as follows: Pitchers-
Clarence Walker, Clifford Cornwell. Milton Ellis; Catchers- Earl Ford. Kendell Blanchard. Lloyd Blanchard;
1st base- Richard Prince. Robert Bunten; 2nd base- Captain Carlton Turner; Short stop- Sammy Teravain-
en; 3rd base - Morton Raymond: Outfielders - Dickie Verge. Stuart Lagergren, Danny Winsor. Arthur Corn-
well, Lawrence Raymond, and Malcolm Mosher; Manager- Melville Sinnott; Scorer- Dickie LaFleur.
The baseball schedule for the 1939-1940 season was as follows:
April 26 at Norwell
May 3 Kingston here
May 10 at Scituate
May IT at Pembroke
May 21 Cohasset here
May 24 Hanover here
June 4 at Marshfleld
THK PARTRIDGE 39
GIRLS' BASKET BALL
Front Row, left to right: Miriam Arnold, Helen Mosher, Earla Chandler, Marian Shirley,
Hazel Eldridge, Phyllis Eldridge, Constance Lovell.
Back Row: Doris Prince, Edith Peterson, Irvina Jones, Miss Fogg, Martha Nickerson, Dorothy
Eldridge, Elizabeth Green, Gladys Black.
Abshnt: Sylvia O'Neil.
The Duxbury High School Girls' Basketball team enjoyed a very successful season this year, tying
for second place with Marshfield, 1st place honors going to the Hanover Girls' team.
The girls had for their first team: Phyllis Eldridge, Marian Shirley, Helen Mosher, Hazel Eldridge,
Doris Prince and Edith Peterson.
By far the most exciting games were those played with Hanover and Marshfield. There was such
competition throughout the games, that it was unpredictable as to who would be the winner. Excitement
was keyed to the highest pitch when Duxbury encountered Marshfield there, on Friday, January 19,
and lost by a score of 13-12.
The Duxbury High School Girls' Basketball team will be faced next year with a momentous loss
of three team players, Phyllis Eldridge, Hazel Eldridge, and Marian Shirley. However, three of this
year's squad — Edith Peterson, Doris Prince, and Helen Mosher — will report for next year's team and be
a credit to it.
The final scores for the season are as follows:
D. H. S. defeated: Norwell 17-6, Alumni 22-12, Avon 35-17, Pembroke 36-9, Kingston 23-15, Scituate 10-9,
Marshfield 18-10, Norwell 36-10, Scituate 35-20, Kingston 23-21, Pembroke 41-9.
D. H. S. was defeated by: Hanover 24-21, Marshfield 13-12, Hanover 31-29, and Avon 37-34.
40 THE PARTRIDGE
BOYS* BASKET BALL
Front Row, left to right: Daniel Winsor, Lloyd B'.anchard. Arthur Edwards, Richard Ford.
Earl Ford, Dominic I aGreca, Arthur Howard, Carlton Turner. Arthur Corn well.
Second Row: Clarence Walker, Clinton Sampson, I awrence Marshall. Arthur Ver,;e. Robert
Bunten, Sverr - Sirom, Giar^e 1 era-.i=i:»en. Iliiton Ellis, Clifford Co. r.well, Marshall
Back Row: Morton Raymond, John Shirley, Robert Peterson, Mr. Blafcrman, Mr. Ifacomber,
Melville Sinnott, Phillip Mobbs, Stuart Lagergren.
Ahsknt: Lawrence Raymond.
Duxbury High School this year enjoyed a successful basketball season, finishing second in the South
Shore League, losing but two of its 12 official games to Hanover, who recovered the basketball trophy from
Duxbury who won it last year.
Throughout the season, there was much enthusiasm and excitement, with two buses going to each of
the out-of-town games. On the whole, much cooperation was shown on the part of Duxbury High School
Coach Ralph Blakeman will be faced next year with the loss of many of his senior veterans of the
basketball teams, including Earl Ford, Carlton Turner, Clifford Comwell, and Morton Raymond. But what
has Duxbury High to worry about with such players as Sammy Teravainen, Milton Ellis, Philip Mobbs,
and Arthur Verge coming into play?
This year, in addition to the official 12 games of the League, Coach Blakeman scheduled several
practice games with Thayer Academy of Braintree, with Avon, Plymouth, and Hanover.
The following are the final scores: D. H. S. defeated: Norwell 17-6, Alumni 49-28, A
von 37-28, Pembroke 33-20, Marshfield 34-15, King-ston 29-16, Scituate 47-33, Marshfield 42-27, Norw
ell 39-24, Scituate 43-17, Avon 47-20, Kingston 32-16,and Pembroke 30-18.
D. H. S. was defeated by: Hanover 34-22, Hanover 26-23, and Thayer Academy 37-32.
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PERCY L. WALKER
GEORGE W. HUNT
Prescriptions compounded with
highest quality chemicals and drugs
So. Duxbury Tel. 688
JOHN E. JORDAN CO.
Your Hardware Store
for 114 Years
SHEET METAL WORK
Plymouth Tel. 283 Mass.
66 Court Street Plymouth
DODGE & PLYMOUTH
THE VALUE SPOT
Peterson's Drug Store
In the forty-five years this store
has been operating, many Partridge
Academy and Duxbury High School
graduates have held positions here.
We are always glad of an oppor-
tunity to co-operate with the school
FREEMAN MOTORS, Inc.
J*r Economical Tronsportotio*
A Store Devoted
36 & 38 Court St. Plymouth
B. F. GOODRICH
Hay, Grain, Coal
Poultry Supplies, Lumber, Roofing,
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RAY A. STEARNS, Agent
Insurance of Every Description
St. George Street Telephone 3 Duxbury, Mass.
WILL DO IT
S3' 2 Main St. Plymouth
Next to Walk-over Shoe Store
Churchill's Riding Academy
A. S. Churchill, Prop.
Now is the time to sign up for
Chestnut St. off Route 3A Tel. 42
Puritan Clothing Co.
LESTER E. BRADFORD
ANTIQUE AND MODERN
Winter St. West Duxbury
JOSEPH J. WOOD
Fresh, Salted and Pickled Fish
Lobsters, Oysters, Clams
Plymouth Tel. 261 — 262
Duxbury Coal 8C Lumber
Lumber Oil Service
Tel. Dux. 81
Freeman's Variety Store
Duxbury Headquarters for
and BRUNSW T CK RECORDS
Best Wishes to
The Class of 1940
THE REMICK CO.
WALTER T. CHURCHILL
Chestnut St. So. Dux.
H. L. WEBSTER
Watch Maker and Engraver
Main Street Ext.
School Pins and Rings
Art Jewelry Co.
15 Main St. Tel. Plymouth 65
The Shops of Distinction
Beauty 8C Barber Shops
Hall's Corner South Duxbury
Franklin Auto Supply Co.
MAKES OF CARS
37 Main St. Ext. Plymouth
39 Court St. Plymouth
DEXTER'S S S »° E E
THE STORE OF VALUES
STYLES and QUALITY
44 THE PARTRIDGE
BATES & DYER AUTO SUPPLY CO.
WHERE QUALITY AND SERVICE COUNT
1A Main Street
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
FOR A CAR OR REPAIRS
HERRICK AUTO SALES
Home of Since 1914
MATTAKESETT BOWLING ALLEYS
A SWIM OR REFRESHMENTS
DUXBURY BEACH PARKING SPACE
1H ADL t\ 1 , .'l An",
BEST WISHES FOR
TO THE CLASS OF
Puritan Clothing Co.
"Home of Dependability"
Elm St. Phone Kingston 36-4
56 Main St. Plymouth
We Telegraph Flowers
First National Stores, Inc.
Duxbury Boat Yard
EARL W. GOODING
Jeweler — Optometrist
WM. W. TAYLOR, Mgr.
Koblantz Bros., Mgr.
FIRST CLASS TAILORING
Altering and Remodeling
Main St. Ext. Tel. Ply. 1240
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THE ROGERS PRINT
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND PRODUCERS OF
School Publications a Specialty
20 Middle St. Plymouth, Mass. Phone 165-M
JAMES H. PETERSON
FRESH FISH, CLAMS, WOOD
Fire Place and Kindling Wood
Cor. Tremond & Tobey Garden Rd
So. Duxbury Tel. Dux. 380
DUXBURY HARDWARE CO.
Everything in Hardware
Hall's Corner — So. Duxbury
R. M. BRADLEY 8C CO.,
JOSEPH W. LUND
8 Newbury St., Boston
St. George St., Duxbury
Tel. Dux. 11
LOREN C. NASS
Plumbing and Heating
Florence and Delco
Range and Power Burners
! So. Duxbury Tel. 474
PARKER B. CHANDLER
Carpenter and Builder
8 Cove Street Duxbury, Mass.
BENJAMIN D. LORING
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
GIFTS AND CLOCKS
Fine Repairing a Specialty
28 Main St. Plymouth, Mass.
Oil Burner Service
Plumbing 8C Air Conditioning
WIRT BROS. CO.
- 226 MAIN ST. TEL. 635 -
Advanced Training for Business
Business Administration, Accounting, General
Business, Shorthand, Executive Secretarial,
Office Machines and Civil Service Preparation
REGISTER NOW FOR
Summer Intensive Day Division, July 8
Fall Term, Day Division, Sept. 3
Fall Term, Evening Division, Sept. 9
Our One and Two Year Courses prepare the individual
student thoroughly, rapidly, and inexpensively for a pro-
ductive place and promotion in the business world. For
latest bulletins, address George E. Bigelow, Principal,
226 Main Street, Brockton, or call at our College office.
226 MAIN ST. TEL. 635
46 THE PARTRIDGE
Provided Free to all
Training Not Re-
quired for Entrance
Where Success Stories of Tomorrow
Begin to Take Form
For 61 years, Burdett College has been offering specialized business
training to the young people of New England. In its five-story, con-
venient building in downtown Boston, the success stories of tomorrow
begin to take form. Here young men and women acquire solid foun-
dations in business fundamentals, in skill subjects, and cultural-
social studies. They learn to think for themselves, and to think
straight. Carry hope into achievement by deciding now to learn more
about Burdett College ... its experienced faculty ... its enviable
reputation among employers.
156 Stuart Street, Boston, Mass.
Send for Day or
Fall Term Begins
September 3, 1940
School Lunch Room
LOUIS, THE BARBER
LOUIS BERGONZONI, Prop.
15 yrs. Prop.
L. A. Karcher & Co. Boston, Mass.
WATCH and CLOCK MAKER
Repairing of High Grade Watches,
Clocks and Marine Chronometers
77 Summer Street Kingston
H. P. HOOD 8C SONS
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