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Published and printed by the students of Duxbury High School, 

Duxbury, Massachusetts 


Faculty 2 

Seniors 3 

Graduation 17 

Classes 33 

Activities 43 

Advertisements 51 


John B. MacFarlane - instructor 

Frank Phillips Lavvience Lovell Leland Clifton 

William Mosher, George Damon, James Mobbs, Richard Washburn, John Ran 




Assistant Editors 

Ann Harvey 

Justine Delano 
Sports Editors 

Arthur Cornwell 

Jean Barclav 

Robert White 
Advertising Dept. 

William Mosher 

Frank Phillips 

Norman Schaffer 
Circulation Dept. 

Marie Short, Manager 

Harriet Scott 
Business Manager 

Robert Peterson 
News Editor 

(in absentia) 


Miriam Arnold 

Alumni Editors 
Virginia Hurd 
Mae Barclay 
Phyllis Mosher 

News Writers 

Virginia Merry 
Vera Peterson 
Vera Randall 
Willard Putnam 
Virginia Glass 
Theresa Sheehan 
Frances Walker 
Ann Peterson 
Natalie Baker 
Betty Schaffer 
Josephine Peterson 

Melville Sinnott 

Literary Editors 

Richard LaFleur 
Phyllis Lovell 
Betty Muirhead 
Janice Dyer 

Dana Davis 

Constance Lovell 
Marie Reed 
Lucille Short 
Circulation Dept. 

Marcia Eckersley 
Betty Mosher 
Irene Damon 
Faculty Advisor 

Arthur Lee Homan 


Duxbury Free Lihrarv 

First Row: Miss Marilyn Miller, Miss Ruth Manter, Mr. Arthur Lee Homan, Miss Ellen 

Downey, Mr. John MacFarlane, Miss Jean Pittman. 
Second Row: Miss Hazel Cornish, Miss Madeline Tobin, Mrs. George Green, Mr. Leroy 

MacKennev, Mr. Richard Bradford, Miss Margaret Elliot, Mrs. Rose Delano, Mrs. 

Alice O'Neil. 


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

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

Chemistry, Science, Mechanical Drawing. 
Mr. Arthur Lee Homan : English. 
Mr. John MacFarlane: Shop and Printing. 
Miss Ruth Manter: History, Latin, and Orchestra. 
Miss Jean Pittman : Typing, Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Secretarial Office 


Miss Hazel Cornish : Home Economics and Business Arithmetic. 
Miss Margaret Elliott : Vocational Guidance. 

Miss Marilyn Miller: French, General Language, and Problems of 

American Democracy. 
Miss Ellen Downey: Junior High Mathematics, English, History, and 


Mrs. Rose Delano: Fifth Grade. 
Mrs. Alice O'Neil: Sixth Grade. 
Mr. Richard Bradford: Opportunity Class. 

Miss Madeline Tobin : General Scier^e, Civics, Orientation, Geography, 
and Physical Education. 













'■The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair" 
Brisk and efficient, 
Charming and gay, 
Never deficient — 
She sure has a way! 
Baskrtball 1, 2, :., t; Secretary 4; Senior Class Play; Operetta 1; 
P ce Com-nittes 1, 2. 3, I; Partridge, 1, 2. :i. 4; Class History 4. 
Tapping Ten 2, .'!;. Student Manager of War Stamp Sales 4. 


"To eat, to drink, and to be merrti' 

A Casanova of first degree, 
Hep-cat with solid beat! 
At bi ebali, auite a sight to see, 
He's on the beam, au reet! 

Baseball I. 



"Mil appetite comes In me while eating 
Sleek as a kitten, 
Sharp as a tack, 
Artie is solid — 
Don't muff it, Jack! 
Basketball 1, 2, :t, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 
2, 3, 4; Operetta 1. Senior Class Play 
(lifts, Treasurer Radio Club .'!. 

:s, 4; Class officer 1, 
; Dance Committee 


3; Class 

ami the gentlest heart' 

r ANA WARREN DAVIS "Sweetpea" 

"The mildest manner: 
Mello as a 'cello, 
Benign and calm, 
Dana's manner 
Soothes like balm. 
Student Council !; Vice President 4; Class President 2; Class 
Treasurer .'!; Partridge 1; Senior Ch>ss Play: Business Manager of 
Class Play. Orchestra 2. :<. 1; Dance Committee 2. 3; Basketball 2, .'!, 4; 
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Honor lis;a.\. 



"Young fellows will be i/oung fellows" 
Smoke-eater par execellence; 
Air-warden, state guardsman true; 
Super-man of activities . . . 
And vet — so youthful, too! 
Dance Committee 1, 2, 3; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1 2 3 4- 
Student Council 3; Class Treasurer 2; Partridge 2, 3; Senior Class. 
Operetta 1 ; Class History. 


"What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours" 
Our Ginny is most versatile 
At basketball she's clever; 
She always wears a happy smile 
No matter what the weather. 
Class President 4; Class Secretary 2; Student Council Treasurer 4; 
Operetta 1. Dance Cimmittees 1, 2, 3; Basketball Manager 3. 4; Class 


"He that has patience may compass anything" 
Dick's a philosopher at heart, 
Fond of a subtle thought; 
So we are sure that he'll 
Reach the goal he's sought. 
Class President 1; Basketball 3, 4; Cheerleader lj Senior Class Play- 
Properties; Partridge as Literary Editor 4; Operetta 1; Orchestra 3, 4; 
Honor Essay. 


".1 maiden fair to see. the pearl of minstrelsy" 
She's tall and dark and winsome, 
A gal who's on her toes; 
When in the world she ventures; 
She'll get there, Heaven knows. 
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Partridge 4; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Senior Class Plav; Class Prophecy; Student Council 4; Vice President 
3, 4; D. A. R. Award. Operetta 1; Member of Tapping Ten 3; Treas- 
urer; Athletic Association. 



"A faultless body and a blameless mind" 
Adonis of the senior class, 
Nay, of the whole school, too; 
Philip's a star at basketball — 
We're sorry he's getting through. 
Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4 : Baseball 3; Operetta 1; Class Gifts. 


"/ never knew so young a body with so old a head" 
Betty-Lee sounds like a Southern gal, 
But Yankee throughout is she; 
She's pretty and witty; really a pal, 
And has a great future, say we. 
Class Treasurer 4; Vice-President 2; Student Council 1, 2, 3. Sec- 
retary 4; Partridge 2, .'! ; Ed'tor-in-Chief 4; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Basketball Manager 3, 4; Senior Class Play. Operetta 1; Class Will. 


"Great is truth and mighty above all things" 
A future Senator or Tycoon 
Is our conscientious Bob; 
He wants to be a chemist 
But the Marines is his first job. 

Class President 3; Student Council Treasurer 3; President 4; Part- 
ridge 2, 3, 4; Business Manager 3. 4; Senior Class Play; Operetta 1. 
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Dance Committee 1. 2, 3; B-isketball 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Baseball 1, 2, 3; Southeastern League of School Publications Treas- 
urer 4. Honor Essay. 


"Of manners gentle, of affections mild" 
A business man is Willy 
His horr.ework's always done; 
He's hardly ever silly — 
But still he has his fun. 
Partridge 2, 3, 4; Assistant to Advertising Manager 3; Dance Com- 
mittee 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Gifts to School and Faculty; Operetta 1. 



"The charms her downcast modesty concealed" 
Shy, unobtrusive Marie 
Is not one to vaunt herself; 
But in a crisis, Pardee! 
This lady is not on a shelf. 
Partridge 4; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Motto; Senior Class 
Play. Uperetta 1. 


"A fair exterior is a silent recommendation" 
Lulu is a sporting gal 
At basketball she's tops; 
And when she's near, the talking 
Never, never, never stops. 
Basketball :i. 4; Partridge 3, 4; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Class 
Motto; Operetta 1. 


".4 man should be upright, not be kept upright" 
Mel is our man of affairs, 
Handy with wrench or pen: 
Pratt-Whitney or Curtiss-Wright, 
He'll wreck 'em and start 'em again. 
B->«ketbaIl 1, 2; Assistant Manager 2; Partridge 1, 2, 3. 4; Editor- 
in-Chief 4. Dance Committee 1, 2, 3; Baseball 1, 2; Senior Class Play; 
Operetta 1; Orchestra 1, 2, 3. 


"Thoa foster child of silence and slow time" 
Like still waters that run so deep, 
John is our cryptic soul 
But Johnny is never asleep, 
When it's time for things to roll. 

Hasketball 1. 2. 3. 4: Hasehali 3: Operetta 1; Class C-itts. 
liaskethall Manager 3; Baseball Manager 3; Student Council 4. 



Constance Lucille Lovell ....... March 2, 1925 

Edna Marie Reed April 5, 1923 

Arthur William Edwards June 2, 1926 

John Alden Williams June 29, 1925 

Virginia Treat Hurd July 6, 1925 

George Burrows July 9, 1925 

Lucille Hamilton Short July 10, 1925 

Robert Wilbur Peterson August 17, 1925 

Willard Stephen Putnam September 23, 1923 

Philip Henry Mobbs October 10, 1924 

Richard Harold LaFleur October 17, 1925 

Dana Warren Davis October 18, 1925 

Miriam Lydia Arnold October 22, 1925 

Frank Melville Sinnott November 17, 1925 

Arthur Cornwell December 6, 1922 

Betty-Lee Peterson September 10, 1924 



M ist Popular Girls Connie Lovell and Miriam Arnold 

Most Popular Boy Arthur Cornwell 

Best Sport Dana Davis 

Naughtiest Arthur Cornwell 

Wittiest George Burrows 

Most Temperamental Miriam Arnold 

Hardest Worker Willard Putnam 

Best Girl Dancer Miriam Arnold 

Best Boy Dancer Arthur Cornwell 

Best Girl Athlete Miriam Arnold 

Most Businesslike Boy Robert Peterson 

Most Businesslike Girl Constance Lovell 

Best School Spirit Robert Peterson 

Best Looking Boy Robert Peterson 

Best Looking Girl Lucille Short 

Most Studious Willard Putnam 

Most Active Miriam Arnold and Constance Lovell 

Most Mischievous Arthur Cornwell 

Most Artistic George Burrows 

Class Woman Hater John Williams 

Most Loquacious Miriam Arnold 

Most Versatile Arthur Cornwell 

Most Ambitious Dana Davis 

Most Sophisticated Betty-Lee Peterson 

Best Dressed Boy Arthur Cornwell 

Best Dressed Girl Virginia Hurd 

Most Ingenious Melville Sinnott 

Silliest Richard LaFleur 

Most Nonchalant John Williams 

Most Agreeable Dana Davis 

Best Sense of Humor George Burrows 

Boy Most Likely to Succeed Dana Davis 

Girl Most Likely to Succe d Virginia Hurd 

Class Coquette Miriam Arnold 


Most Charming Constance Lovell 

Class Shiek Arthur Cornwell 

Boy With the Best Line Melville Sinnott 

Girl With the Best Line Lucille Short 

Most Sincere Girl Constance Lovell 

Most Sincere Boy Dana Davis 

Most Feminine Betty-Lee Peterson 

Best Boy Conversationalist Richard LaFleur 

Best Girl Conversationalist Miriam Arnold 

Most Languid Girl Lucille Short 

Most Languid Boy John Williams 

Most Polite and Courteous Dana Davis 

Most Eligible Bachelor Willard Putnam 

Biggest Flirt Miriam Arnold 

Best Personality Dana Davis 

Most Absent Minded Girl Lucille Short 

Most Absent Minded Boy Arthur Edwards 

Best Actor Arthur Cornwell 

Best Actress Miriam Arnold 

Cutest Constance Lovell 

Boy With Best Physique Philip Mobbs 

Girl With Best Physique Lucille Short 

Class Baby Miriam Arnold 

Brightest Girl Constance Lovell 

Brightest Boy Dana Davis 

Best Alibi Artist Melville Sinnott 

Class Man Hater Marie Reed 




Ambition: To travel. 

Favorite Occupation: Going to the movies. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Getting up in the morning. 

Favorite Expression: Oh, phooey! 


Ambition: To be successful. 

Favorite Occupation: Sleeping and Eating. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Arriving someplace late. 

Favorite Expression: Morn'in. 


Ambition: To be secretary to the President. 
Favorite Occupation: Rationalizing. 
Most Disliked, Occuvation: Waiting. 
Favorite Expression: Wouldn't that frost you? 


Ambition: To be President. 
Favorite Occupation: Going to the movies. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Wasting my time. 
Favorite Expression: Take it easy. 



Ambition: To meet all types of people. 
Favorite Occupation: Reading. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Writing letters. 
Favorite Expression: Oh! Fish! 

Ambition: Make a million. 
Favorite Occupation: Baseball. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Getting up in the morning. 
Favorite Expression: Don't get to fooling! 

Ambition: To always be happy. 

Favorite Occupation: Going out on dates. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Staying home. 

Favorite Expression: You telling me? 

Ambition: Sing like Vaughn Monroe. 

Favorite Occupation: Going out nights. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Breaking records. 

Favorite Expression: Touching! 

Ambition: To be a Certified Public Accountant. 

Favorite Occupation: Eating. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Farming. 

Favorite Expression: I'm sorry. 

Ambition: To experience life in all its fullness. 

Favorite Occupation: Having fun. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Staying home. 

Favorite Expression: For Heaven Sakes. 


Ambition: Forestry man. 

Favorite Occupation: Making merry. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Doing Algebra problems. 

Favorite Expression: Oh, yeah. 


Ambition: Getting into the Coast Guard for the duration. 
Favorite Occupation: Going out week-ends. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Going out with a girl who doesn't talk. 
Favorite Expression: Nawthin'. 


Ambition: Have a ninety-nine piece orchestra. 
Favorite Occupation: Eatin'. 
Most Disliked Occupation: Washing dishes. 
Favorite Expression : Hey ! 


Ambition: To be successful. 

Favorite Occupation: Skating. 

Most Disliked Occupation: Writing letters. 

Favorite Expression: Aw, Gee. 



Ninteen hundred forty-three, 

Cap and gown and liberty, 

Our colors true — red, white and blue; 

We have raised a thirst for knowledge 

And we'd like to go to college — 

We may go to war instead to keep our country free. 

We love to listen to the bugles call, 

We thrill to see the flag against the sky; 

Whatever betide, boys and girls, side by side. 

Oh say can you see! 

How the army of our youth will save our country. 

We are standing on life's threshold, 

Hearts and hopes and courage high. 

Ready to answer to our country's heed, 

Ready to do or to die. 

Farewell to childhood and to play-time, 

Farewell dear high school by the sea — 

Shoulders squared you'll see us marching, 

Colors waving free; 

We are the class of forty-three. 


Betty-Lee Peterson 


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The Wheels of Transportation 


Dana Davis 

The movement of civilization really begins with the development of 
the wheel. At first primitive man dragged or carried his burdens. Then 
animals, domesticted by man, yielded to the yoke and carried man's loads 
on trailing poles. For loads too heavy for the back of man or beast, the 
sledge came into being. 

And then, wheels! None of the savage races ever invented wheels. 
They mark the difference between the lower and higher types of man. 
The first idea for wheels came when men started building monuments. 
They used rolling logs to move massive stones ; and the first wheel was 
just a cross-section of a log. Put an axle between two such wheels, lay a 
plank on the axle, and you have the first two-wheeled cart. Thus started 
a new age in the history of transportation. 

Of course the waterways had long before been carrying mankind and 
his possessions wherever rivers or lakes could float a raft or hollowed log. 
But wheals meant transportation that went in any direction. Man's voyages 
were no longer dependent on wind or the course of rivers. And animals 
could drag upon wheels many times the loads they could bear on their backs. 

So came the union of wheels and beasts and thereafter road building 
was added to the efforts and tasks of men. Onward through the centuries 
rolled wheels with their uses becoming more and more important to man. 
And more varied were the discoveries which made these uses practical. 
The first axle must have creaked abominably, and smoked and flamed, and 
must have been quick to wear out. Grease cured this trouble. Wheels grew 
lighter, but stronger. Spokes and hubs were created. Rims were created 
to resist the cuts and shocks of primitive roads. The chariots of Greece 
and Rome became beautiful works of art. 

Yet for ages the moving power for all vehicles remained unchanged. 
The triumphal cars of Egypt's kings and the inaugural coaches of America's 
early Presidents alike, were made to roll by horsepower on the hoof. 

Horsepower on the hoof was doomed as the world's chief energy for 
transportation when James Watt, watching a boiling tea kettle as it spouted 
its vapor, caught an inkling of how to harness the power of steam. 

Then the internal combustion engine was the greatest step forward 
in transportation after the development of the steam engine. This is re- 
sponsible for the development of our modern automobile. 


Merely counting the motor cars and trucks which crowd our city streets 
or which stream, in an almost unbroken procession, over our country roads, 
doesn't tell the whole story. The character of these cars, and of the people 
who own them and drive them, gives a picture of what the automobile has 
meant to America. Virtually everything we eat, wear, or use moves by 
trucks during some stage of its travel from producer to consumer. 

If trucks are so important in civilian life, then they are of much greate; 
importanca to the armed forces. The swift, powerful giant Army trucks 
( f today cm carry the unbelievable load of forty-two men and a jeep on their 
backs and haul a 50-foot loaded trailer at the same time, or lug a 155 mm. 
cannon up mountain sides. "Prime movers" the army calls them and they 
are used for nearly every heavy hauling job under the sun. Endless cara- 
vans of supply trucks bring up the thousands of tons of food, water, fuel, 
and ammunition while bombs and shells try to blast them from the roads. 

The swift, shifty and amazingly durable army jeep of ours is an Ameri- 
can invention, created here, built here for our own army, navy, marine and 
sailor men and for our Allies. Today it is unquestionably the most spectacu- 
lar motorized fighting machine on any fighting front in the world, and 
in training camps in America, Britain, Australia, Alaska, Iceland and else- 
where. Jeeps are carrying our great fighters swiftly and safely where no 
other four-wheeled fighting vehicle can in any army. 

The combining of the steam engine with wheels brought out a thunder 
of wheels on steel, the thunder of powerful locomotives, the thunder of 
long trains speeding their cargoes through the night. 

From the teaming shores of the Great Lakes and the valleys of the 
Mississippi, flows the freight of war to the East. From the farms and the 
mines and the oil fields, flow the precious food and the metals, for the 
smoking factories and cities. 

For the experience that is being gained in the war of today, with 
cargoes for Victory, will be turned with a new skill to new transportation 
tomorrow to carry America's people and America's products on their swift 
errands of peace. 



"The Shape of Things to Come" 


Robert Peterson 

Although the experimentation in certain consumer fields has seem- 
ingly been stopped, after the war we will again enjoy our former luxuries 
and more too. The scientists and engineers have not been idle because of 
a lack of production materials. They have, in experiments incidental to 
the war, removed heretofore impassible barriers that have blocked the 
progress of science for years. 

War presents the inventor and scientist with a supreme opportunity 
to break down the ordinary resistance of precedent. It prepares the indi- 
vidual for new ideas. It accelerates a normally slow process of social evo- 
lution and telescopes years into months. Wars solve the scientists' greates„ 
problem; that is, getting the public to accept and change to his revolution- 
izing product. War solves this by rendering impossible the production of 
certain luxuries. Thus, his problem of abolishing precedent solved, he has 
but to introduce his product to the public at the right moment when pro- 
duction is resumed after the war. 

The post-war home is the most striking example of this. With the 
tremendous migration from the country to war production areas came 
the need for inexpensive, easy to build houses. In prefabrication and stream- 
lining the answer was found. A dozen men can assemble a prefabricated 
home, complete with stainless steel roof in less than a day. The ancestral 
blocklike wooden houses will disappear entirely. In their stead will rise 
sleek new dwellings well within th-3 means of every working man. Houses 
wil cease to be permanent affairs. With movable walls a family can change 
the number, size, and shape of its rooms to fit its ever changing needs. 
The new houses will be outshone by the conveniences, decorations and 
furniture they will contain. Furniture of new designs will be built of 
aluminum, plywood, and glass. Plastics, too, are bound to be more freely 
used not only for walls and furniture but also for plumbing. Many types 
of plastics can be spun into fibres or drawn into flexible or rigid tubes and 
pipes. Through these conduits will come the heat, light and water that 
will abolish many of the old household tasks.. 


Among the new luxuries soon to become necessities will be television 
radio receivers which will project life size color motion pictures onto a 
wall in our homes where we can conveniently sit in comfort and enjoy the 
latest serial stories in their finest beauty. Television by short wave will 
make home and industrial buying easier. No home will be without a short 
wave television telephone. We will sit in our homes, call up the butcher, 
and ask him if he has a nice roasting chicken. He will hold the fowls in 
front of the televisor while we make our selection. 

Fifty years ago the tin can revolutionized the kitchen. Out of this 
war arose the necessity for a quicker way to preserve foods and pack them 
in a small space. The scientists answered with the dehydrating process. 
After the war dehydrated foods will take the place of the canned goods 
that have ruled the kitchen for so long. The home maker will have but 
io drop a handful of dehydrated vegetables and meat into a pot of boiling 
water to get a nutritious stew. 

Beside our house will stand another equally streamlined building — 
our garage. It will house two vehicles; first our car; one of the 50,000,000, 
light, spacious automobiles of a revolutionary design that are destined to 
be generously distributed throughout the country after the war. The 
second will be our "cloud-coupe" in which we shall make our longer trips. 
While floating along over the landscape, enjoying all the comforts of home, 
wc shall realize man's ambition to measure distance as the crow flies. Not 
only our private planes will add to speed in travel, but huge air transports 
complete with swimming pool, theatre, and solarium will enable us to spend 
a day off in Asia or Africa fishing. No longer is the size of aircraft limited 
by technicalities. Distance will be measured in hours instead of miles. 

War, in its need for an immediate answer to pressing situations, has 
forced people to accept revolutionizing products and ways of living. All 
these beautirul things — a rightful part of a peaceful world — will come true 
if produced on a mass production scale made possible by public acceptance 
of and demand for them. 



Tomorrow's Problem 


Richard LaFleur 

Next to the actual winning of this war, the most immediate problem 
is that of reconstruction. We must set our minds to the fact that we will 
win, and will accept the hardships resulting from all-out effort. But we 
must also face the fact that Germany and Japan are remarkably powerful ; 
that the task of completely subjugating them will be infinitely long and 

While it is necessary that we, at present, direct our greatest energies 
toward the defeat of our enmies we should not neglect post-war planning. 
We cannot wait until the war is over. Settling the affairs of so huge and 
complicated a world will require tremendous thought and ultra-careful 
consideration, before any major step can be taken. 

The world will not be an entirely pleasant place to live in, by the time 
our enemies fall. The desolation and ruin of embattled areas, the starva- 
tion and death in now occupied countries, and the exhausted condition of 
the participants in this total war, are all to be coped with before we can 
move into our perfect houses and fly about in plastic private airplanes. 
The immediate future following the war is not a hopeful situation to look 
forward to, but we must start planning ahead now if we are to expect 
any betterment of conditions. 

The first problem, a much debated one, consists of how the conquered 
countries are to be dealt with. It is argued that intolerant treatment of 
our enemies should be avoided, since penal action would be a betrayal of 
the ideals we are fighting for. Yet, those countries which have felt the 
direct injuries of the Axis tyrants will not tolerate a purely diplomatic 
settlement with their blood enemies. And is it not the duty of a court to 
mete out capital punishment to those guilty of capital crimes? 

Thus, undemocratic, even inhuman as it might seem, the only way to 
deal with countries which have been so completely and bitterly turned 
against us is to subdue them totally. There can be no half way measures 
as in the last war. We have had to step into this conflict, and it is up to us, 
as champions of freedom, to stay in it until every detail is straightened out. 

Beside the fact that a world clean-up is in itself a colossal under- 
taking, the task will be made even more difficult since the ideas of the 
Allies themselves will conflict. England and Russia are apt to be quite 
unforgiving and even show signs of increased imperialism, and the now 
occupied countries will be decidedly revengeful. It is the obligation of 
the United States to form a league with the Allies to discuss settlement 
and to see to it that every conflict is resolved as nearly as possible. 


Satisfying so wide a range of desires for so many countries will not 
only be complicated, but absolutely essential. We may believe America's 
principles to be satisfactory as far as we are concerned, but we must fully 
realize that other countries have ideas of their own. Although it is only 
right for the United States, as the seat of democracy, to have an important 
voice in guiding international discussion, we cannot expect to dictate terms 
which will be acceptable to countries of radically different governments 
and standards of thought, since the domination of world affairs by one 
nation is not only incredible but positively against the principles for which 
we are fighting. 

This, then, is the problem : The United States must not shun foreign 
entanglements after the war, nor must it attempt to dictate terms. A middle 
course must be sought, a course involving, for one thing, a definite change 
in the attitude of our statesmen. These conveyors of our national feelings 
must discard their imitation old world formality, overcome narrow minded 
opinion and prejudice, and work with the Allies for the Allies, and not 
for us alone. 

We, too, must beware of a possible outbreak of imperialism on our 
part. By our actions as far back as the eighteenth century, when we merci- 
lessly pushed the Indians westward, and then by our snatching of Texas 
and the southwest territory from Mexico in 1845, and our deeds in the 
Spanish American War in 1898, we showed that even a professed democracy 
can display imperialistic signs. 

Our problem is a huge and complex one. The point brought out here 
is not an attempt to answer the problem but rather to make clear that 
we must start planning our future immediately. Serious thought must 
be given to the fact that our fight for the ideals we profess will not end 
with the defeat of our enemies; that all which the word "America" has 
meant to us in the past must mean even more to us in the future. 


Knowledge Is Power 


Lucille Short 
Marie Reed 

Knowledge is Power — We the class of 1943, realizing that this year 
mere than ever knowledge means, not only the difference between success 
and failure, but the difference between life and death, have chosen this 
somewhat shopworn motto because we wish to impress its lesson not only 
on the members of our own class tut also on those who will follow us. 
America is paying the penalty for having too long followed the advice of 
some whese motto has been unfortunately, "Ignorance is Bliss". These 
patriotic but misguided men, by act and implication suggested that the 
American who knew the least of other peoples and cultures was the best 
American. This resulted in the dangerous ignorance of foreign affairs 
and our own responsibilities therein, which culminated in the blasting 
defeat of Pearl Harbor. As young Americans soon to be giving our time, 
our energies, and even our lives for our country, we wish to stress the 
importance of knowledge to those upon whose shoulders will fall the burden 
of reconstructing our world. The radio announcer says in introducing 
Raymond Graham Swing, "Only an informed America can be an invincible 
America". And only an informed America can carry on the torch of liberty 
until its flaring light shall illuminate the whole world, in truth, rather 
than in symbol only. So we give you our motto — Knowledge is Power. 




Arthur Edwards 
Miriam Arnold 

Believing we were on the road to becoming mature adults, twenty-five 
pupils entered the Freshman Class in the fall of 1939. Allen Whitney 
was an added member to our class, but he did not remain long and he left 
during the latter part of October in the same year. 
For our class officers we elected : 

President Richard LaFleur 

Vice President Arthur Cornwell 

Secretary June Barclay 

Treasurer Richard Ford 

Council Members Betty-Lee Peterson 

and June Barclay 

It was that year that we began our dancing classes under the direction 
of Miss Astle. Many of us really benefited from these. Our first dance 
was held April 26, and although we were still naive about such things as 
managing dances, this was a successful affair. 

Only two freshman gir.s went out for basketball that year, Constance 
Lovell and Miriam Arnold. But our athletic boys made up for this small 
percentage. Arthur Cornwell, Richard Ford, Philip Mobbs, Arthur Ed- 
wards, Melville Sinnott, and Milton Ellis were participants in the boys' 

During our freshman year, three girls had perfect attendance for 
the whole year; Lucille Short, Betty-Lee Peterson, and Miriam Arnold. 

We started our Spohomore year with twenty-three in the class on 
S:ptember 4, 1940. We found that an old classmate, Lawrence Govoni, 
had left us to go to work. Dana Davis came from Longmeadow, Massa- 
chusetts to join us. On September 9, Philip Mobbs rejoined our ranks after 
an extended vacation. On April 11, Bud Hagman left us to go to school 
in Kingston, and later joined the Navy. On May 12, 1941 John Holmes 
le±t us. On May 15, Charles Olsen left us to serve our country in the 
Marines. Thus we ended our second year of high school with only 21 pupils. 
The class officers for this year were : 

President Dana Davis 

Vice President Betty-Lee Peterson 

Secretary Virginia Hurd 

Treasurer Arthur Edwards 

Council Members Betty-Lee Peterson 

and Milton Ellis 

Wc held our annual dance on March 28, 1941. This dance had a nautical 
rnotiff. Jor, Pioppi furnished the music. This dance was not successful 

Honor students were: Miriam Arnold, June Barclay, Virginia Hurd, 
Constance Lovell, Betty-Lee Peterson, Robert Peterson, and Willard 

Dana Davis had the distinction of obtaining all "A's". 

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Now Arthur Edwards will take you through our last two years of 
high school. 

When we came back to school in the fall of 1941, our class had remained 
the same with the exception of Gordon Hubbard who had found a job. 

We chose the following class officers to serve us for our junior year: 

President Robert Peterson 

Vice President Constance Lovell 

Secretary Arthur Cornwall 

Treasurer Dana Davis 

June Barclay and Jane Peterson left our ranks to follow the road of 

After December 7, the patriotic fervor in the class of '43 was great, 
Richard Ford and Milton Ellis enlisted in the Coast Guard, while Rob:rt 
Short joined the Navy. The class of 43's loss was undoubtedly the armed 
forces' gain. 

Our class was well represented in the championship basketball team 
of that year by a team composed of Dana Davis, Robert Peterson, Arthur 
Cornwell, Philip Mobbs, and Arthur Edwards. 

Lucille Short, Miriam Arnold, and Constance Lovell starred on the 
girls' team. 

We decided, because of war conditions, to give a "record hop" instead 
of the annual class dance. It was a great success, but the financial 
results were not so encouraging. 

Our last act as Juniors was to give a reception to the graduating class. 

When we arrived back in school tha following fall, we found a total 
enrollment of fifteen seniors. George Burrows transferred from Scituate 
to our class shortly after school opened, making the membership sxteen. 

Under the guidance of Mr. MacKenney, we held our first class meeting. 

The following people were elected as class officers: 

President Virginia Hurd 

Vice President Constance Lovell 

Secretary Miriam Arnold 

Treasurer Betty-Lee Peterson 

A committee was chosen to pick out a play for the senior class. "Almost 
Summer", a comedy in three acts, was its choice. Under Miss Miller's abl3 
guidance the play was given on the night of December 18, and was a 
tremendous success. 

Because of war conditions the class decided not to hold a dance. 

The boys felt the loss of Mr. Blakeman very much during the basketball 
season, but the team managed to come through in second place. 

The remainder of the year was spent in obtaining good scholastic 
marks and the writing of class parts. Thus endeth the history of the class 
of 1943. 



The scene takes place at a church fair on Long Island, with Ginny a 
fortune teller and Connie her willing victim. 

Ginny — Why hello Connie, imagine seeing you here in New York after all 
these years. How many is it, five? Tell me, are you living here? 

Connie — Yes, I'm the interior decorator of bridal suites and honeymoon 
trailers. I'm becoming restless and feel a change coming on. Can you 
fortell anything for me? 

Ginny — Looking into the crystal, I can see you and your schoolboy sweet- 
heart occupying one of those bridal suites. You will meet again at the 
reunion of the class of '43 to be held at Buzzy Burrows' night club. 

Connie — Is Buzzy running a night club? 

Ginny — Yes, he owns that "Ye Straggle Inn" night club on Fifth Avenue 
and Artie Edwards is the dishwasher and part-time bouncer. 

Connie — Probably "Hot Lips" LaFleur and his Trumpet Blues will pro- 
vide the music. You know, Dick has now taken over where Harry James 
left off. 

Ginny— I suppose you knew that Dana Davis, the basketball star at D. H. S. 
in '43, is now coaching the team at Maine University, and for the first 
time in the history of the college they have won the New England Basket- 
ball Pennpnt. 

Connie — Yes, I read all about Coach Davis in the papers. Have you heard 

about Phil Mobbs? He's now golf pro at the Brooklyn Golf Course and 

a runner-up for the annual golf tournament. 
Cinny — I can see our Editor-in-Chief, Betty-Lee Peterson writing poems 

to go under the Petty girls in Esquire. 
Connie — Yes, and I hear that Bob Peterson has been appointed the new 

instructor of the women marines at Paris Island. 
Ginny — Whatever happened to Miriam Arnold, is she still running a taxi 



Connie — Oh, no, I can picture her now. She's modeling the perfect "junior 

miss" clothes here in New York. 
Ginny — And Marie Reed, did she ever learn how to milk a cow? 
Connie — No, I guess not. She's running a Borden Model Dairy Farm 

where milk goes from cow to bottle without a touch of the human hand. 

Tell me about Lulu. 
Ginny — Oh, she's making use of those muscles of hers by training wrestlers. 

In other words, she's the female Charles Atlas. 
Connie — Believe it or not, but I met Willy Putnam last week and he's now 

a stenographer in the Supreme Court. 
Ginny — My heavens, wonders will never cease. You know, I never did learn 

how to dance, so I'm taking lessons from Artie Cornwell. He's now in 

close competition with Arthur Murray. 
Connie — I read in the Duxbury "Gazette" that Mel Sinnott has been com- 
missioned "grease monkey" in the Flying Tigers. 
Ginny — Really ! And did you know that Johnny Williams is in Kentucky 

raising thorough-bred horses? Maybe we can get a tip on the Kentucky 


Connie — Everyone seems to have done all right for himself. Come, now, 
tell me what you're doing. 

Ginny — Oh, I've been pretty busy. In addition to managing a home, driv- 
ing my husband to the station every morning, and the children to school, 
I've been Katherine Cornell's production manager for two years. It's 
quite exciting. 

Connie — Oh, a member of the station wagon set. Well, Ginny, I have to 
catch a train now, so must leave. I'll see you at the gala reunion at 
Buzzy's night club. 

Ginny — I'll be looking forward to seeing everyone. 'Bye now. 



We the class of nineteen hundred and forty-three, being of sound mind, 
hereby declare this to be our last will and testament. 

With due thought for the kindness shown to us, with gratitude and 
appreciation to our teachers and with the deepest respect for the knowledge 
we have acquired, and hope to acquire, we the class of nineteen hundred 
and forty-three do hereby compose and record this our final will and testa- 
ment in which singly and collectively we bequeath our possessions to those 
we leave behind. 

Miriam Arnold leaves her penetrating voice to Virginia Merry for 
use in Assembly next year and to Betty Muirhead, the golden glints in 
her hair. 

To Justine Delano, Constance Lovell leaves her sterling integrity and 
baby ways (so apparent in the class play) advising her to use them for 
all they are worth in 1944. She also leaves to Pat Shaw her lady-like 

Lucille Short leaves her not inconsiderable beauty to the girls in the 
Junior Class — not that thev haven't beauty of their own — but that they 
may all become Powers models. She also leaves her easy going disposition 
to her sister Marie who can use said ability to relax. 

Marie Reed leaves her fondness for milking cows and other intimate 
details of dairying to Janice Dyer. 

Virginia Hurd leaves her title as best dressed girl and her perennially 
impeccable appearance to Betty Schaffer and Virginia Glass. 

Robert Wilbur Peterson leaves to Bob White his offers to pose for 
collar ads and to Bill Soule his business ability to aid the latter in handling 
the complex problems of lunch room tickets. 

Philip Mobbs leaves his book on the art of attracting the fair sex 
to George Damon who should profit thereby. 

Artie Edwards leaves his ability to get around (and how he did get 
around!) to Walter Churchill. 

Arthur Co: nwell leaves his Knowledge of dancing and his secret recipe 
for Cornwell's Frisky Foot Fabrication all to Leland Clifton. 

Melville Smnot bequeaths his talent for elaborate projects which come 
to naught to Larkin Harvey, the Brookline miscalculator. 

Richard LaFleur bequeaths a part of his phenomenal brain to Frank 
Phillips and also leaves him his trained alarm clock which always went 
off in Physics rather than in Dick's bedroom. 

To Bob Green and Norman Schaffer, George Burrows leaves his 
knowledge of how to keep hair neat and attractive, including a hair-net 
which will serve when all else fails. 

Willard Putnam leaves his erratic ability as a chauffeur to Mrs. Wads- 
worth. Life is never dull for the man or woman who can drive — or who 


John Williams leaves his knowledge of type-setting to ah the younger 
boys as a special favor to Mr. MacFarlane and his luncheon date technique 
to Phil Delano. 

Dana Davis leaves to Bill Mosher his comprehensive directory on how- 
to fascinate, exasperate, and elude all women. 

Betty-Lee Peterson leaves her smoothness to Phyllis Mosher. 
Collectively : 

To Mr. MacKenney we leave our love and respect which will continue 
through the years. 

To Miss Downey a medal for having helped in moulding the personali- 
ties of more young people than any other citizen of Duxbury. 

To Miss Pittman an award for looking both business-like and beautiful- 

To the teaching staff of Duxbury High, who have struggled with us 
for many weary hours, we leave our thanks and a chance to rest. 

To Uncle Eden Glover we leave a scooter-bike to help him cover his 
many miles daily. 

To the School Committee wa leave a cordi?. 1 . invitation to visit oft?n. 

The same invitation is left to the parents of all Duxbury students in 
the hope that a bettsr understanding and an even greater spirit of coopera- 
tion may develop through the years. 

To Mr. Green, our superintendent, we leave the classes to come, hoping 
that each will be better than the last. 

To our men in the armed forces, of whem we are so proud, we leave all 
honor for their bravery. 

Lastly, we bequeath the investments we have made in knowledge and 
the interest from the hours we have spent in study, to the class of 1944. 
with the sincere hope that they will receive many and great benefits there- 

Given under my sign and seal this fourth day of June, nineteen hun- 
dred and forty-three. 


Betty-Lee Peterson 

A true copy attest 
Witnesses : 

Mr. Five by Five 


Phil Fumble 




Arthur Cornwell 
Philip Mobbs 

To Bob who has joined the Marines, 
We leave this pencil and pad 
So that he may write to Betty-Lee 
And stop her from being - sad. 

To Connie here's a cook book, 
With Phil's picture inside the cover 
So that she will know how to cook 
When Phil drops by for supper. 

To Willie who is tall and shy 
We give this pair of dark glasses 
So that he may gaze at will 
On the fair and beautiful lasses. 

To Buzzi, who knows all the answers, 
We present this book of knowledge 
And hope it will come in handy 
To help him fly through college. 

We leave this pin to Betty-Lee — 
The Marine insignia is plain to see 
And with this tiny little pin 
We're sure she'll remember him. 

To Ginny whom we all know 

We leave this Golden Key 

Which we hope will play a part 

In showing her the way to Dana's heart. 

We leave this picture of Ginny 
To Dana who's leaving for college 
We hope it will be of help to him 
In acquiring all his knowledge. 


To Jackie we leave this life boat 
In hopes that he doesn't drown 
For he is joining the Navy 
When Summer rolls around. 

Artie Edwards is a fickle guy 
A new gal he has each nignt 
We give to him this memo book 
To keep his dates all right. 

A jitterbug is Artie 
With plenty of pep and swing 
A pair of dancing shoes we think 
Would be the only thing. 

To Lucille whom we voted 
The prettiest in the class 
What more could we give her 
Than this looking giass. 

Miriam has a lot of poise, 
Miriam's popular with the boys 
She always makes a lot of noise . . . 
So here is a muffler for her voice. 

Dick is a bright young lad 
But, there is something we must cure; 
He's rather slow and sometimes late 
This little bus will help we're sure. 

To gentle Marie who likes clothes so well 
We give with the kindest of thoughts 
This genu-wine copy of Mademoiselle 
That tells where fine duds can be bought. 

To Philly we give this deadly gun 
To practice his manual 
We hope he will have a lot of fun 
And "port arms" on the ball. 

Melville is mentioned as a hunter 
And by chance he shoots and kills ; 
We suggest that if he decides to dress it 
He can cook it in this skillet. 





First Row: Nancy Brock, Nancy Walter, Frank Davis, Justine Delano, Marjorie 

Holloway, Ann Harvey, Norman Schaffer and Cecilia Bulu. 
Second Row: Mae Barclay, Stanley Nightingale, Virginia Merry, Alice Caron, Leland 

Clifton, Vera Peterson. 
Third Row: Vera Randall, Larkin Harvey, Frank Phillips, Phyllis Lovell, and Phyllis 



The class officers for the year were: President, Marjorie Holloway; 
Vice President, Justine Delano; Secretary, Ann Harvey; Treasurer, Frank 
Davis; Historian, Mae Barclay; Council Members, Mae Barclay and Ann 

The Juniors were represented on the Partridge by Mae Barclay, Ann 
Harvey, Phyllis Lovell, Virginia Merry, Phyllis Mosher, Vera Peterson, 
Frank Phillips, Vera Randall, Norman Schaffer and Justine Delano. 

Several of the Juniors participated in sports. Those who went out for 
girls' basketball were: Cecelia Bulu, Phyllis Lovell, Phyllis Mosher, and 
Vera Peterson. Larkin Harvey and Leland Clifton went out for the base- 
ball team. Vera Peterson and Vera Randall went out for girls' baseball. 

More students have left the junior class than any other class this year. 
The seven who have left are Gordon Cornwell, William Eldridge, Mary 
Morton, William Murphy, Roy Scholpp, Eva Taylor and Worcester Wester- 

There are four new members in the eleventh grade. They are Nancy 
Brock, Leland Clifton, Larkin Harvey and Nancy Walter. William Houston 
was in the class for only five weeks. 

Stanley Nightingale is both going to school and working at the Hing- 
ham Shipyard. Gordon Cornwell and William Murphy, who left school 
are also working at the shipyard. 

Four members of the Junior class are in the orchestra. They are 
Larkin Harvey, Virginia Merry, Norman Schaffer and Nancy Walter. 


First Rcw: Robert Chandler, Betiy Muirhead, Richard Washburn, Janice Dyer, George 

Damon, Dorcthy Randall, Marie Short, William Mosher. 
Second Row: James Mobbs, Raymond Caron, Lawrence Lovell, William Soule, Robert 

White, and John Randall. 
Absent: Lewis Randall. Richard Olsen. Frank Stiles 


In September the class of 1945 elected the following officers : President, 
Lawrence Lovell; Vice-President, Richard Washburn; Secretary, Lewis 
Randall : Treasurer, Janice Dyer ; and Student Council members, Lawrence 
Lovell and Lewis Randall. 

Pupils making the honor roll during the first four marking periods 
were : Betty Muirhead. 1 ; Marie Short, 4 ; James Mobbs, 2 ; Lewis Randall, 
2 ; Janice Dyer, 1 ; George Damon, 1 ; and Lawrence Lovell, 4. 

Billy Mosher, Robert White and Lewis Randall were the only boys 
who participated in sports from the Sophomore Class. All three will receive 
their letters in basketball. White and Mosher were also on the baseball 
team, the former playing left field and the latter, catcher. 

Members of the class on the Partridge Staff were Betty Muirhead, 
Literary Editor; Marie Short, Circulation Manager; Robert White, Sports 

New members of the class were Frank Stiles, who came from Abington, 
Massachusetts, and Robert Pictun, who came from Boston and left late 
in the fall. Robert Chandler and Richard Olsen left the class at the begin- 
ning of April to go to work in a war plant. 

In buying defense stamps, the class has done very well. A majority 
of pupils have bought them weekly. There have been more than one hundred 
and twenty dollars worth of stamps bought. 



Front Row: Irene Damon, Rudy Dewar, Nancy Baker, Alfred Marshall, Jean Barclay, 

Elizabeth Schaffer, Donald Washburn, Marcia Eckersley. 
Second Row: Virginia Murphy, Philip Delano, Lena Parkman, Virginia Glass, Lillian 

Randall, Willard Barclay, Frances Walker. 
Third Row: George Taylor, Harriet Scott, Elizabeth Mosher, Robert Byrne, Henry 

Hurd, Ann Peterson, Theresa Sheehan. 
Abs«nt: Dorcthy Black, Clara Morton, Patricia Murphy, Josephine Peterson, Walter 

Starkweather, and Margaret O'Neil. 


In September, the class of 1946 elected the following class officers: 
President, Jean Barclay ; Vice-President. Alfred Marshall ; Secretary, Nancy 
Baker; and Treasurer. Elizabeth Schaffer. The Student Council Members 
were Jean Barclay and Alfred Marshall. 

Those who were on the Honor Roll for the first four marking periods 
were Irene Damon 4, Jean Barclay 4, Ann Peterson 4, Theresa Sheehan 3, 
Donald Washburn 3, Virginia Murphy 2, Frances Walker 2, Nancy Baker 
2, and Patricia Murphy 1. 

In September the class enrollment was twenty-nine. Among the new 
members who entered the freshmn class, was Kenneth Sibley who came in 
September but left us in November. Rudy Dewar, a Camp Wing boy, 
entered our class in March. Margaret O'Neil who formerly attended school 
in Hyannis joined us early in February. 

A large group of freshmen boys and girls participated in school sports 
this year. They are as follows : Girls' Basketball — Elizabeth Mosher, Har- 
riet Scott, Jean Barclay, Josephine Peterson, Elizabeth Schaffer, Marcia 
Eckersley, and Virginia Glass; Boys' Basketball — Willard Barclay, Alfred 
Marshall, Henry Hurd, Walter Starkweather, and Robert Byrne. 

One member of the freshmen class, Ann Peterson, is also a member 
of the orchestra. 

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Front Row: Carlton Torrey, Elsie Haller, Shirley Brown, Faith Bolton, Guild Rosengren, 

Robert Green, Doris Parkman, Leroy Randall. 
Second Row: Helen Parkman, Gertrude Phillips, Elizabeth Giass, Howard Blanchard, 

Nancy Soule, Eveline Starkweather, Robert Merry, Patricia Shaw, Marilyn Bolton. 
Third Row: Marion Peterson, Lorothy Santneson, Norman White, Mildred Torrey, 

Donald Clifton, Frances Ivanoff, Stewart Lovell, Beatrice Alden. 
Absent: Genevieve Mendes, Barbara King, George Nathan, Bernard Mullaney. 


This year the class of 1947 chose the following people to represent 
them as Class Officers and Student Council members: Guild Rosengren, 
President; George Nathan, Vice-President; Faith Bolton, Secretary; and 
Robert Green who was elected Treasurer and served until the middle of the 
year when he resigned and Dorothy Santheson was elected to fill his place. 

Many of the students participated in several school activities and 
showed their eagerness to work willingly with the other members of the 
high school. 

Among these activities were the magazine drive for the Partridg3 
in which Guild Rosengren proved to be the best salesman and the assembly 
which was given on Jefferson's birthday when some of the pupils read 
aloud selections from a biography of Jefferson's life. 

Many of the eighth grade boys and girls play in the orchestra and 
either substitute or play regularly on the basketball and baseball teams. 

The Honor Roll of the eighth grade which rates second in the school 
has seven members who appeared on it regularly during the year. Those 
are Guild Rosengren, Faith Bolton, Shirley Brown, Bernard Mullaney, 
Helen Parkman, Robert Green and George Nathan. 



First Row: Patricia Loring, Virginia Clifton, John Shea, Robert White, Robert San- 

theson, Louise Marr, Carrol Allen. Elaine Randall. 
Seccnd Rcw: Dorothy Dobson, Walter Churchill, Alfred Fontes, Richard Schaffer, Edwin 

Baker, Arlene Torrey, Frances Bulu. 
Third Row: John Harvey, Philip Randall, William Whitehouse, Winston Bolton, Danny 


Absent: Frank Perry, Elsie Perry, and Helen Randall. 


The class officers for the year were: Robert Santheson, President; 
Louise Marr, Vice-President ; Roberta White, Secretary ; John Shea. Treas- 
urer ; and Roberta White and Louise Marr, Council Members. Those who 
have been on the honor roll are : John Harvey 4, Patricia Loring 3, and 
Roberta White 1. 

In April a new member joined the class. He is Gregory Slaney from 
Smiling High School, Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

This year the seventh grade took part in two assemblies on the birth- 
days of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. Louise Marr and John 
Harvey were in the play Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Baker, Robert San- 
theson. Louise Marr, and Patricia Loring took part in the Patriot's Day 
program in honor of Thomas Jefferson. 

An unusual activity of the class was each member's paraphase of The 
Courtship of Miles Standish. As one of them said, "It was like writing 
the story in your own words as though you were Longfellow." 

Richard Schaffer was the only member of the class to make one of 
the school teams. His brand of baseball stands up well in comparison with 
that of the older boys. 

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First Row: Lillian Sheehan, Ann Nojes, Florence Taylor, Frances Halunen, Ann 
Brown, Leo King, Robert Zipf, Barbara O'Neil, George Ivanoff, Ruth Washburn, 
Winifred Washburn. 

Second Row: Martin Delano, Anne Garside, Elinor Glajss, Russell Sprague, Elizabeth 
Cotton, Anna Glass, Elizabeth Griswold, Everett Dunn. Lorraine April, Gilbert 

Third Row: William LaFIeur, Betty Merry, Marilyn Starkweather, Kathryn Winsor, 
Barbara Nathan, Russell Shirley, Bruce MacGibbon, Donald Cornwell. 

Fourth Row: Jane Rawson, Averv Lovell, Kenneth Norris, Mary Ann Barclay, Cynthia 
Gorn, Donald Mui head, Merritt Ferrell, Nancy Hazlehurst 

Absent: Richard Marshal 1 . Eugene Whitehcuse, Marjorie Peterson, Grace Martin. 


The class officers of the sixth grade were: President, Robert Zipf; 
Vice-President, Leo King; Secretary, Barbara O'Neil; Treasurer, Ann 
Brown; Council Members, Francis Halunen and George Ivanoff. 

At the beginning of the year there were thirty-eight members of grade 
six. Since then Grace Martin, Kenneth Norris, and George Ivanoff have 
been enrolled in the class. Five members left, namely Bud Bennett. Holmes 
Rice, Beverly Eldridge, Joan Stevens and Kenneth Norris. 

Everett Dunn, Leo King and Merritt Ferrell have done outstanding 
work in drawing with their instructor, Mr. Samuel Warner. 

The class as a whole bought approximately $118.00 worth of Defense 
Stamps between January and May. 

The following members have been on the Honor Roll this year : Anne 
Garside 3, Barbara O'Neil 2, Betty Griswold 2, Robert Zipf 3, Nancy Hazel- 
hurst 2, Ann Brown 2, Leo King 3, Grace Martin 1. Donald Muirhead 3, 
Bruce MacGibbon 4 



First Row: Raymond Fournier, Barbara Peterson, Evelyn Ford, Eva Caron, Robert 
Nathan, Priscilla Wentworth, Robert Holmes, Nancy Clifton, Jeanette Ferrell, 
Carlton Peacock. 

Seccnd Kcrw: Koiand Washburn, Jane Gculd, Harriet Houghton, Walter Ford, Albert 
Van W'nkle, Ge:rge Barriau t, George Banten, Barbara Erwin, Bernice Johnson, 
John Wadsworth. 

Third Row: Malcolm Clifton, Richard Woodsum, Otis Randall, Norman Dunn, Leon 
Barclay, Robert Olsen, Edward Drake, Edward Ivancff, Francis Harmon. 


The class officers of the fifth grade were: President, Robert Nathan; 
Vice-President, Eva Caron ; Secretary, Priscilla Wentworth ; Treasurer, 
Robert Holmes ; Council Members, Richard Woodsum, and Barbara Erwin. 

Mr. Hebbard, who came to this school recently to replace one of our 
teachers, gave a most interesting soeech and showed pictures which were 
about Arizona, which proved very beneficial to the geography class. 

Outstanding work in drawing with Mr. Samuel Warner was com- 
pleted by Robert Holmes Robert Olsen, Richard Woodsum, Nancy Glass, 
George Bunten, Norman Dunn, and Otis Randall. 

The fifth and sixth grade together presented an assembly program in 
February featuring a one act play of Abraham Lincoln. 

Those who were on the honor roll once or more were: Richard Wood- 
sum and Eva Caron. 

Grace Martin was promoted from the fifth grade into the sixth grade 
in February. 

This year three members, Raymond Fournier, Sara Carlson, and Ann 
Stevens, left. The four new members who joined the class were Jane Gould, 
Bernice Johnson, Nancy Clifton, and Malcolm Clifton. 

The fifth grade has been very co-operative in buying Defense Stamps 
this year. The stamp salesmen have sold $94.75 worth of stamps to their 


First Row: Elmer Mendes, Russell Mendes, Donald Mendes 
Bid: Row: Lawrence Black. 

Absent: Lawrence Barboza, Antonio Fernandes, Stanley Glover. 


This year the members of the opportunity class have done very well 
in their work. The best students are Lawrence Earboza and Russell Mendes. 

Two very interesting books read by the upper group were Kit Carson 
and Davy Crockett. 

The class does their own janitor work. 

They have done different things for the Victory Program such as 
collecting garden and orchard products for the lunch program, and six 
to eight tons of scrap for the scrap committee. They also opened and pre- 
pared 600 lbs. of tin cans. 

In shop they have made breadboards, bread slicers, footstools, book 
shelves, bird houses, banks, medicine chests, kitchen boxes, boat paddles, 
electric lamp and hot pads. 

The class has had one of the best averages for the entire school in 
stamp sales. 

They are now doing a project for the Junior Red dross. They are 
making 50 smoking trays and some writing boards for Veterans' Hospitals. 






First Row: John Harvey, Helen Parkman, Frances Halunen, Virginia Hurd, Dana 
Davis, Robert Peterson, Betty-Lee Peterson, Barbara Erwin, Patricia Loring, 
Richard Woodsum. 

Second Row: George Ivanoff, Ann Harvey, Nancy Soule, Constance Lovell, Miss Elliott, 

Mr. MacKenney, Miss Pittman, Mae Barclay. Jean Barclay. 
Third Row: John Williams, Lawrence Lovell, Alfred Mai^hall. 


The officers of the Student Council for this past year were as follows : 
President, Robert Peterson 
Vice-President, Dana Davis 
Secretary, Betty-Lee Peterson 
Treasurer, Virginia Hurd 
The Student Council started the sa.e of Defense Stamps in school im- 
mediately this fall. A corps of stamp salesmen composed of council mem- 
bers sold stamps daily. The objective of the drive was to obtain the money 
necessary to buy a jeep which costs nine hundred dollars. Up to May first, 
the school had purchased $562.75 worth of stamps. 

The Student Council, which is also the Athletic Association, has award- 
ed letters to the baseball and basketball players as in previous years. It 
also retained the practice of selling ice cream during noon and recess. 

Student Council conventions were discontinued late last year, and 
owing to transportation difficulties, will not revive. 

The election held under the new amendments was efficiently carried 
out during the annual spring election. 



Front Row: Marie Short, Dana Davis, Virginia Merry. Robert Peterson, Justine Delano, 
Miriam Arnold, Betty-Lee Peterson, Ann Harvey, Richard LaFleur, Virginia Hurd, 
Constance Lovell. 

Second Row: Frances Walker, Jean Barclay, Janice Dyer, Nancy Baker, Betty Mosher, 
Arthur Cornwell, Phyllis Lovell, Betty Muirhead, Vera Randall, Mr. Homan. 

Third Row: Marcia Eckersley, Ann Peterson, Irene Damon, Teresa Sheehan, Frank 
Phillips, Norman Schaffer, Willard Putnam, Robert White, Marie Reed, Phyllis 

Fourth Row: Bettv Mosher, Harriet Scott, Virginia Glass, Dorothy Randall, Betty 
Schaffer, Mae Barclay, Lucille Short, Vera Peterson. 


This year the members of The Partridge staff and the student body as 
a whole voted to publish The Partridge quarterly but to increase its size 
to eight pages and include literary as well as news material. Loss of per- 
sonnel in the printing department forced us to reduce the size of the paper 
with the third issue. 

In the fall we had our annual magazine drive and we were able to 
report a net profit of $87.50. This money served us very well since, owing 
to government restrictions, we were unable to raise money by dinners, 
entertainments, and dances as we used to do. 

During the year we lost both of our editors-in-chief. Mel Sinnott left 
in the winter to study aircraft motors at 'Quoddy Village, Eastport, Maine 
and Betty-Lee Peterson, having obtained a position at the munitions works 
at Hanover, failed to return to school after the spring vacation. A re- 
arrangement of editors in the fall resulted in the creation of a new post, 
that of News Editor, which was filled efficiently throughout the year by 
Miriam Arnold. Dorothy Randall joined the staff in mid-winter as Armed 
Forces Correspondent and, at her suggestion, The Partridge has been sent 
to all Duxbury alumni serving in any branch of the armed services. Many 
of these have written to thank us for the paper and its reminder of home. 

Because of transportation difficulties, the Southeastern League of 
School Publications suspended operations for the duration. 



Left to Right: Robert Merry, Frances Ivanctf, Dana Davis, Nancy Walter, Larkin 
Harvey, Virginia Merry, Miss Ruth Mantcr, Ann Peterson, Betty Muirhead, Martin 
Delano, Robert Green, Jchn Shea, Richard LaFieur, Merritt Ferrell, Norman 
Schaffer, and Robert Peterson. 


Last year our orchestra lost four of its members: Melville Sinnott, 
Robert Bunten, Harriet Scott, and Nathaniel Thayer. To offset their de- 
parture, we have acquired as new members, Larkin Harvey, Nancy Walter, 
Betty Muirhead, Martin Delano, John Shea, Merritt Ferrell, Frances Ivan- 
off, and Norman Schaffer. 

Due to war conditions, we did not present a concert this year. How- 
ever, at the Senior Class Play, Almost Summer, on December 18, 1943 we 
played : 

Over The Top Lester Brockton 

To Victory Fortunate Sordillo 

NC-4 F. E. Bigelow 

Nonette Lester Brockton 


Front Row: Miss Marilyn Miller, Arthur Cornwell, Miriam Arnold, Robert Peterson, 

Betty-Lee Peterson, Marie Reed. 
Back Row: Virginia Hurd, Arthur Edwards, Dana Davis, Richard LaFleur, Constance 



The Senior Class Play "Almost Summer" which was held on December 
18, 1942 proved to be a great success. The play was a three-act comedy 
centered around Paul Jones who is an ordinary schoolboy faced with the 
problems of finishing high school, winning his girl, and entering college. 

The members of the cast were : Paul Jones, who goes on a cram session, 
Robert Peterson ; Mrs. Jones, his mother, Virginia Hurd ; Mr. Jones, his 
father, Melville Sinnott; Junior, the kid brother, Arthur Cornwell; Mary, 
his sister, Betty-Lee Peterson; Jack, Mary's boy friend, Arthur Edwards; 
Jane, Paul's girl friend, Miriam Arnold; Mr. Smudgely, the principal, 
Dana Davis; Anna, the maid, Marie Reed; and Lilah Johnson, Junior's 
flame, Constance Lovell. 

Dick LaFleur acted as prompter, stage manager, and sound effects man. 

Much credit must go to Miss Marilyn Miller for her expert super- 
vision in coaching the play. 



Manager, Larkin Harvey, William Mosher, Richard LaFleur, Philip Mobbs, Dana Davis, 
Robert Peterson, Arthur Edwards, Robert White, Alfred Marshall, Willard Barclay, 
Coach, Arthur Bradford. 


The Duxbury High School baskc'ball team went through a strenuous 
season in an attempt to put another trophy in the show case. They played 
approximately twenty-five games and won all except two league games 
and one with Plymouth High. Due to the lack of material in the senior 
grades Robert White, William Mosher, sophomore; and Alfred Marshall 
and Willard Barclay, freshmen; helped the team tremendously in trying to 
achieve its goal. Some of the boys had to play in two games a night. At 
Marshfield, when the deciding game for the championship was being played, 
Duxbury was lacking one player, and this vacancy was filled by a second- 
string man. Duxbury was also handicapped by sprained fingers, broken 
fingers, and several "charlie-horses" throughout the season. 

Among the twenty-five games of the season were the following: Dux- 
bury defeated Brant Rock Coast Guards 45-44, Plymouth 33-17, Hanover 
26-25, 25-24, Norwell 37-36, 37-30, Pembroke 40-27, 54-24, Joe Ray's All 
Stars 57-35, Alumni 65-58, Kingston 53-44, Scituate 49-28, 31-15. Dux- 
bury was defeated by Scituate Coast Guards 57-40, 49-28, Plymouth 47-40, 
Marshfield 47-40, 34-28. 


First Row: Miriam Arnold, Captain. 

Second Row: Phyllis Mosher, Vera Peterson, Betty Mosher, Constance Lovell, Lucille 
Short, Miss Tobin, Coach; Virginia Hurd and Betty-Lee Peterson, Managers; Betty 
Schaffer, Phyllis Lovell, Jean Barclay, Virginia Glass, Harriet Scott, and Cecelia 


In basketball the Duxbury girls didn't do as well as in years before. 

On the first team were : Miriam Arnold, Phyllis Mosher, Phyllis Lovell, 
Lucille Short, Constance Lovell, and Jean Barclay with Virginia Glass, 
Betty Mosher, Josephine Peterson, Betty Schaffer, and Vera Peterson as 

The most exciting game was with Hanover with a tie score all thru 
the game and with a final score of 13-13. 

Miriam Arnold, Lucille Short, and Constance Lovell will be among 
those missing next year but we feel confident that Phyllis Mosher, Phyllis 
Lovell, Betty Mosher, Jean Barclay, Betty Schaffer, Virginia Glass, 
Josephine Peterson, and Vera Peterson will carry on. 

D. H. S. Won : Norwell 24-16, Pembroke 25-22. 

D. H. S. Tied: Hanover 13-13. 

D. H. S. was defeated : Scituate 36-22, Marshfield 29-22, Hanover 25-22, 
Norwell 23-14, Pembroke 36-14, Scituate 43-13, Plymouth 24-16, Marsh- 
field 35-16, Plymouth 23-12. 







College of Liberal Arts 

Offers a broad program of college subjects serving as a foundation for the 
understanding of modern culture, social relations, and technical achievement. 
The purpose of this program is to give the students a liberal and cultural educa- 
tion and a vocational competence which fits them to enter some specific type of 
useful employment. Admits men and women. 

College of Business Administration 

Offers a college program with broad and thorough training in the principles 
of business with specialization in Accounting, Industrial Administration, or 
Marketing and Advertising. Instruction is through lectures, solution of busi- 
ness problems, class discussions, motion pictures, and talks by business men. 
Admits men and women. 

College of Engineering 

Provides complete college programs in Engineering with professional courses 
in the fields of Civil, Mechanical (with Aeronautical option), Electrical, Chem- 
ical, and Industrial Engineering. General engineering courses are pursued 
dur ng the freshman year; thus the students need not make a final decision as 
to the branch of engineering in which they wish to specialize until the beginning 
of the sophomore year. Admits men and women. 

Co-operative Plan 

The Co-operative Plan, which is available to upperclassmen, both men and 
women, in all courses, provides for a combination of practical industrial ex- 
perience with classroom instruction. Under this plan the students are able to 
earn a portion of their school expenses as well as to make business contacts 
which prove valuable in later years. 

Your Guidance Officer — A Friendly Career Counselor 
Degrees Awarded 

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science 

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