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Duxbury Free Library 

Dux bury . Massachusetts 






Commencement Issue 
June 1940 

Duxbury High School 
Duxbury, Massachusetts 


Fhont Row, left to right: Miss Sanders, Miss Hausman, Mr. MacKenney, Mr. Green, Miss 

Downey, Miss Cushman. 
Back Row: Miss Shopfer, Miss White, Mr. Giradin, Mr. Blakeman, Mr. Smith, Mr. Macomber, 
Miss Fogg. 

The Partridge Staff wishes to dedicate this Commencement Issue to 
the teachers in appreciation for their cooperation and kindness during 
the past year. 




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 

Jean Horsfall 

Victory over Pain - - - - Nina Pierce - 14 

The Class Motto - Dorothy Stetson - 16 

~, t t- ■ , Dorismae Dyer 

Class History J .-17 

Clifford Cornwell 

Class Gifts \ Hazel Eldridge _ _ ^ 

Dominic LaGreca 

„ , Jean Poole 

^rophecy - ... - J - - 21 

George Stetson 

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 - __-.______ 




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. 


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. 


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. 





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. 


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. 


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. 





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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 





/ 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. 


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 
Committee 1. 


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. 


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. 


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- 
mittee 4. 


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. 



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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 



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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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 


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. 

Operetta 4. 


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. 

3, 4. 


Operetta 4. 


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 



Ambition: To be a bookkeeper. 
Favorite Occupation: Riding a bicycle. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Taking physical education. 
Favorite Expression: "I don't know." 

Ambition: To earn a good living. 
Favorite Occupation: Working. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing homework. 
Favorite Expression: "Hey!" 

Ambition: To be a child's nurse. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying in. 
Favorite Expression: "He's awful nice." 

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!" 

Ambition: To be a success. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing shorthand. 
Favorite Expression: "Quit messing around." 

Ambition: To be a beautician. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home. 
Favorite Expression: "I won't like you any more." 

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!" 

Ambition: To be a dietician. 
Favorite Occupation: Playing the piano. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh Fiddlesticks!" 

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." 

Ambition: To model. 
Favorite Occupation: Rollerskating. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home. 
Favorite Expression: "Cut it out!" 

Ambition: To see the world. 
Favorite Occupation: Fishing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Home work. 
Favorite Expression: "Not this kid." 

Ambition: To be a beautician. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Staying at home. 
Favorite Expression: "Aw Shucks!" 

Ambition: To be a teacher. 
Favorite Occupation: Reading. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Writing letters. 
Favorite Expression: 

Ambition: To win. 
Favorite Occupation: Swimming. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Making excuses. 
Favorite Expression: "If you're real good." 

Ambition: To attend the U. S. Military Academy. 
Favorite Occupation: Studying. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Doing trigonometry. 
Favorite Expression: "So what?" 

Ambition: To study law or teach. 
Favorite Occupation: Reading history. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Being bossed around. 
Favorite Expression: "Yeah?" 

Ambition: To be President of the United States. 
Favorite Occupation: Dancing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Working. 
Favorite Expression: "It's a honey." 

Ambition: To earn my own living. 
Favorite Occupation: Sleeping. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Setting up pins. 
Favorite Expression: "Do tell!" 

Ambition: To be something. 
Favorite Occupation: Messing around. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Mowing lawns. 
Favorite Expression: "Hain't the way I heard it." 



Ambition: To be a telephone operator. 
Favorite Occupation: Playing baseball. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing. 
Favorite Expression: "Hey you!" 

Ambition: To go into aviation. 
Favorite Occupation: Building model airplanes. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Sawing wood with my 


Favorite Expression: "Is that so?" 

Ambition: To become a surgeon. 
Favorite Occupation: Reading. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Dancing. 
Favorite Expression: "Putrid!" 

An:b'ticn: To become a commercial artist. 
Favorite Occupation: Ticklin' the ivories. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Taking an after-gym 


Favorite Expression: "My!" 

Ambition: To own and run a print shop. 
Favorite Occupation: Printing. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Clam-digging. 
Favorite Expression: "You think so?" 

Ambition: To be a millionaire. 
Favorite Occupation: Bothering girls. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Studying. 
Favorite Expression: "She did?" 

Ambititn: To be a professional baseball player. 
Favorite Occupations: Baseball and swimming. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Working 
Favorite Expression: "For crying out loud." 

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 ?" 

Ambition: To be a dress designer. 
Favorite Occupation: Sewing. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Preparing for a test in 

American History. 
Favorite Expression: "Oh shucks!" 

Ambition: See the world, then settle down. 
Favorite Occupation: Taking things apart. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Practising on the trumpet. 
Favorite Expression: "Is that right?" 

Ambition: To enter into some form of business. 
Favorite Occupation: Playing basketball. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Shovelling sand. 
Favorite Expression: "Hey"! 

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 


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Flora Holmes 

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 
inspired believer. 

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." 


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. 




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 
come across: 

"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- 
ical leaders? 

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 


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 
cabinet ministers? 

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 
offices ? 

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 
serious duty. 

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 
"whole mess." 

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 
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. 



Nina Pierce 

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, 


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 
Luman organisms: 

"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 


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." 

CMS* x 




To that far land 

Where earth attains the skies, 
Adventure on, 

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 


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!" 




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. 


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 


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 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 Eldridge 

Dominic LaGreca 

(Hazel seated in aim chair reading the Arabian 
Nights Tales). 

"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 
up quickly). 

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. 
(Symbols clang). 

(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 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. 


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 
one operation. 

LaGreca: Who is that beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde 
over there? 

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 
harmonious living. 

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 
with someone. 

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 
last summer. 

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. 


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 
be dieticians. 

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 
same predicament. 

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 
your custody. 
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 
"Yours Truly." 



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, 


Honey is certainly making a huge success of him- 
self! ' 

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. 




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 
the class. 

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 
dancing feet. 

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 

freshman class. 
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 
no-place fast. 

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 
dungarees ? 

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 
and Forty. 

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." 


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 


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 


Nina: Excuse me for stepping on your feet. 
Mr. MacKenney: That's all right, I do it myself all 
the time. 

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. 
"Biff": Baldwins? 

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 

this morning. 
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." 



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. 



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. 



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, 
Willard Putnam-1. 

The Freshmen held a successful spring dance on April 26, 1940. The music was furnished by Jay 

Mando's orchestra. 



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 fall. 

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. 



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. 



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 
Guild Rosengren. 

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. 



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. 


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, 

Willard Mills. 

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. 

The Partridge 

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. 


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. 



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 

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 



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. 


Physical Education 

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. 


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, 

Stuart Lagergren. 
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 


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. 

Girls' Basketball 

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. 


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. 

Boys' Basketball 

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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South Duxbury 

Duxbury Boat Yard 

Govi's Tailoring 



Mayflower Cleansers 

Jeweler — Optometrist 

Established 1802 

WM. W. TAYLOR, Mgr. 

Koblantz Bros., Mgr. 
Altering and Remodeling 
Main St. Ext. Tel. Ply. 1240 



School Publications a Specialty 
20 Middle St. Plymouth, Mass. Phone 165-M 

Compliments of 


Compliments of 




Fire Place and Kindling Wood 

Cor. Tremond & Tobey Garden Rd 
So. Duxbury Tel. Dux. 380 



Everything in Hardware 
Hall's Corner — So. Duxbury 



8 Newbury St., Boston 
St. George St., Duxbury 
Tel. Dux. 11 

Plumbing and Heating 

Florence and Delco 
Range and Power Burners 

Electrolux Refrigeration 
! So. Duxbury Tel. 474 


Carpenter and Builder 

8 Cove Street Duxbury, Mass. 

Telephone 233 


Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry 


Fine Repairing a Specialty 
28 Main St. Plymouth, Mass. 

Oil Burner Service 

Plumbing 8C Air Conditioning 




- 226 MAIN ST. TEL. 635 - 



Advanced Training for Business 


Business Administration, Accounting, General 
Business, Shorthand, Executive Secretarial, 
Office Machines and Civil Service Preparation 


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 


Placement Service 
Provided Free to all 

Previous Commercial 
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. 

Burdett College 

156 Stuart Street, Boston, Mass. 

Send for Day or 
Even-rig Cata!o~ue 

HANcock 6J00 

Fall Term Begins 
September 3, 1940 

Compliments of 

School Lunch Room 

Compliments of 

Kingston* Mass. 

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


Repairing of High Grade Watches, 

Clocks and Marine Chronometers 
77 Summer Street Kingston