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GARNET GLIMPSES The Naugatuck High School Newspaper "THE FRUIT OF LIBERAL EDUCATION IS NOT LEARNING BUT THE, CAPACITY AND DESIRE TO LEARN" tudents of Naugatuck High School EDITORIAL How To Select A Class Officer With the thought of future elections for officers in the Freshman and Sophomore classes in view, it is necessary that you realize the responsibility, the hard work as well as the honor connected with any position at the head of a class. The person whom you nominate must be able to fill the position faithfully and dutifully, and he must, above all, realize the importance of his office. If he is irresponsible, disinterested in his school, or has lio respect for other peopls or,their property, surely you cannot cor- sider him as a candidate to play the role of a model student whirh an officer is. You see, his actions reflect directly upon you as individuals and as a student body. Think of what would happen to our country if the wrong-man were chosen President. This very same thing can happen to our individual classes if (he wrong students are selected as officers. So, for your own sake, don t .select someone whom you know doesn't want the position and. wno is unable to carry out the responsibilities t, ,f1?- . u° Ur cacdidate acts outside of school hours. How*does 1;« Art M" tea . chers * nd ° the r students? Has he respect for his school' ™l, f*f eS v. Wh ,. at they Bh ° Uld be? Is he '"^rested enough in the rtiTi,™ hw - be f t if he Bets "• or does he want the ° ffi ™ ™«"'" ror the honor and glory which would be his you wl h Sat,. y £" r "T* care f ul 'y- Be sure ' h « «» capable of serving town a credit to your class, your school, and your Under The Hoop -1949-50 Naug-atuck High School will unveil it-j basketball "team, Dec S when they clash, with Trinity Parish of New, Haven. Those leturr.ing from last yean's varsity are: Robert White, Roger Currier, Walter -Damonskf, Bob •Mariano, Clarence Shilier, and Alan Crossvrjdt. Around. these boys the team will be formed. Members, of last year's Junior Varsity are Robert Suizdak, Edward Szczoczarz, William Schei- the, and the Matos twins, Manuel and William. These lads should give the senior boys stiff competition for the Garnet and Gray limelight. There are others who have a height advantage but lack experience. We are hoping -with a little experience they will help out. in the tough spots. Of our opponents this year, Crosby look's like the top team. Ansoiiia and Torrihgrton will aTsp have good squads. Wilby and Leavenworth last year had teams consisting of freshmen that! did some upsetting later in the season. They should also prove dangerous. If Lady Luck smiles upon Us we should place high in the valley league. We" hope to earn enough cr««t« ttf train a berth in the state tourjiament. This season's schedule is highlighted by a contest with Rogers High of Newport, Rhode Island. The schedule is as follows: Dec. 3—Trinity Parish Boys' Club—Naugatuck YMCA, Home. Dec. 1O—George Junior Republic—Naugatuck YMCA, Home. Dec. 17—Wilby—Away. Dec. 23—Hillhouso — Watcrbury Armory, Homa. Dec. 26 Collegians, Alumni—Nau- eatuck YMCA, Home. Dec. 28 Wilbur Cross—Waterbury Armory, Home. ' Dec. 30 Ansonia — Watcrbury Armory, Home. Jan. 7 Leaver.worth—Away. Jan. 10 Hillhouse—Away. Jan. 13 Crosby—Waterbury Armory, Home. Jan. 17 Hartford Public—A.vay. Jan. 20 Torringtoji—Waterbury Armory, Home. Jan. 24 Newport Rogers—Away. Jan. 27 Leavenwprth — Waterbury Armory, Home. Jan. 31 Danbury — Waterbury Armory. Home. '-' Feb. 3 Ansonia—Away. Feb. 9 Crosby—Away. •-' • F*b. 11 Wilby—Waterbury Armory, Home. Feb. 14 Wilbur Cross—Asray. Feb. 18 Torrington—Away. SWIM SCHEDULE The NHS Swimming Schedule For the Year Follows. Jan. 7 Hamden — Naugatuck YMCA, 2:30. Jan. 13 Warren Harding—Naugatuck YMCA, 3:00. Jan. 14 Canterbury — Canterbury, 2:30: Jan. 18 Hillhouse—Yale Pool. Jan. 21 Meridrn — Naugatuck YMCA, 2:30. Jan. 26-7 Sacred Heart—Crosby Pool. Jan. 28 Bristol — Bristol High, 2:00. Feb. 3 Hartford Public—Nau- gauck YMCA, 8:15. Feb. 8 Wilbur Cross — Naugatuck YMCA, 7.30. Feb. 17 East Haven — Naugatuck YMCA, 8:00. Feb. 20 Bridgeport Central — Bridgeport YMCA, 3:00. Feb. 25 Crosby — Naugatuck YIMCA, 2:30. March 4 State Championships — Yale Pool. March 11 New England—Conn. State. , F*b. 11 Yale Carnival — Yale Pool. The Decisior^ (A Short Story) Tiny beads of perspiration stood out on Emily's forehead and her hand -were moist and ticky causing the pencil to slip and mark the /paper, blank except for her name and "Latiji III". Emily had always been at the head of her Latin class, in fact, at the head of all her classes, until she met Johnny Jackson, tall blonde football hera and most popular boy in the senior class. He could have had the prettiest girls in school and Emily knew everyone wondered why he chose the straight brown hair, innocent, brown eyes, and short freckled nose of Emily Dalton. It was a hot day in early August when they first met. Emily was timid and shy and did not want to go on the picnic, but Sally Foster teased and pleaded until she finally gave in. The water felt cool and relaxing after the hike to the old reservoir and Emily swam far out to the rock jutting up from the greenish, depths. Johnny Jackson, the "new" boy in Fairfleld was lying outstretched on the raft and Emily didn't see him until she ipulled herself up out of the water. Evidently from the expression on his face they were both surprised. She remembered his first words. "Well hfllio! I thought I was the only one foolish enough to swim way out here." He grinned. ',^°' *' m a ^ rait * there are two of us." And oddly enough Emily found herself smiling back. After that day ther? was ono never-ending whirl of picnics, parties, dances, and movies. All tho popular girls at school became very friendly and she even received invitations to some of the most exclusive" hen parties. "Emily! Aren't you finished .vet? She came back to the (present with a start and looked up to see Miss Taylor surveying her with obvious annoyance. Emily felt the blush creeping up her neck and burning her ears. She rose walked slowly up to Mi,«s Taylor and held out the Tfei.«u> e r expecting to. hear a lenghtylec- turs on her neglected studies, but instead Miss Taylor's words were indeed short. "Emily, I would like to |Me at the close of school." The rest of the day was a nightmare of wrong answers reprimands and forced cheerfulness. £> ,u „ disrnis?al b «« she gath- ed the books of her five subjects wh?v I Ja f ms (a f0 ^^ habit which hadn't been [practiced during the whole of her junior year) and hurried down the hall to Miss Taylor's room. "Hey 'Emily, wait a minute!" She turned and looked" up into Johnny's endlessly grinning face nI^ e f S t >, SWe " m ° vie at th " alace' tonight. "Want to -o " Sorry, Johnny, I have to study." mi y entered "Latin III" and smUing, closed the door. —Barbara Nordby DEBATE Tha Junior College and the third period Senior College classes ars being taught the techniques of debate to ready them for participation in the following debatable subjects— 1 "Should the Communist Party Be Outlawed?' 2 "Are Trusts Harmful to the Economic Well-being- of the U. S.?" High School Fashion Fad Corduroy Jumpers, Sport Jackets In New Popularity Ki teen-agers! Have you observed your fellow-classmates' style of dressing lately? We all know that as tho seasons change designers are busily modeling new wayn of dressing:- Corduroy is popular. among the sport fans. Seen quite frequently are the corduroy jumpers, worn with jersey and long- sleeved blouses, gay colored corduroy suit;, and a variety of sport jackets. To the teen-agers' delight iplcated skirts are back in style in shcrter lengths. Another attractive outfit highly rated is -the woolen skirt with a nylon sweater. Pastel, print, or a plain, sheer scarf tied at the neckline goes well with a nylon sweat- j er and is appropriate for school ' as well as evening wear. I And, as for that special occn;?'- ion! A simple black or colored velvet dress will make a hit with your beau. A knitted suit trimmed st the wrists and neckline is very ' slenderizing and captivating to all. Taffeta, too, seems to be in great demand. One of Naugy High's very latest fashions is the cartridge case-ipoc- kctbook. Attached to these is a dog leaiih which makes a sturdy shoulder bag. No matter where one goes, he is almost certain to sea a. student, pen in hand, autographing- a friend's pocketbook. Many girls have substituted thpse for pencil cases since they are so handy and because of r.he popular price of. forty -cents. Dog collar bracelets are also frequently worn by. Naugy Hgih School's female population. That "after ,-chool dress" of th» junior girls consists of a very" bright red sweatshirt with dungo^ rees rolled up knee-high. The girls are called, "The Bowery Girls" by their beau. As for the male sex. they too have their fancies. Recently boys have been wearing suspenders and tfhort-sleevcd or T-shirts. Their trousers are being rolled up a notch or two. A new idea that recently aroused the boys' interest is the wearing of pushed-in soft hats. So it goes! Fadj and fancies among the younger generation to lend spice to life and a now thrill to the wearing of teen-ager I clothes. Garnet Glimpses Staff Junior Class Editor-tn-Chlel—Robert. Zehnder. Assistant Editors—Pauline Brozaii;, Ann Ellse Erickson, Esther Donovan. Literary Board—Dorold Almquist. Nancy Anderson, Frances I Inn- seal, Katherine Kloc, Ruth r.ubln, Marlaiuie Wrobel. Reporters—Thomas Fitzgerald, Kevin Nixon, Leonard Ollero, David Reed, Joan Sullivan, Ann Zymewski. Sports Writers—Jack Carroll, Manuel Mattos, Robert Siuzdak. Feature Writers—William Allen, James Buckley, Dorothy ftti- venzBa, Loll Romannusky. Clam Advisors—Mr. Raymond K. Foley, Mrs. Elizabeth C Klnir, Mr. Edtvtn C. Miller, Mrs Frieda Stegerwald. Anguish (A Short Story) A tall, slim girl of about twelve entered a gloomy, dark office building- in a business section of a large city. She ascended the stairs but stopped abruptly in the center of the first flight and looked in anguish at the dilapidated, brown leather case, tnut she grasped in her hands. A look of terrifying flight flashed across her countenance. She turnea quickly and was about to retreat, but in an in,stant she straightened her shoulders, threw back her head, and in her eyes appeared a look of defiance. She ran swiftly up the second flight of stairs, but once again stopped, this time in front of an office door. She knocked, clenched her nsts, screwed her eyes together tightly and entered upon hearing a muff/ed, "Como in." On-oe inside she turned and faced, no, not the most horrible, awful creature that she had expected to see, but a small, shiny-faced man with faded, twinkling blue eyes seated at a piano, who said in a quiet, friendly voice; "Coi5_e right in. You must be my new piano student!.'" ~" —Ruth Ruoin YEA! NAUGY! The eager crowd shouts out a roar— That Naugy Tcarn is on the floor! Watch them pass, and shoot, and fake— What a picture they all make! Courage and teamwork they display; They surely are a fine array! With spirit high and record clean; We salute you—Naugy Team! —Jack Carroll MY CHURCH It stands atop the hillside grtien So big. so brave, so true, It stands throughout the season's days Whether skies are grey or blue Its towering steeple, big and tall Out-rising al! the rest, Its beauty above all others lies Created 'by the Best. It? bells their happy songs do toll Early Sunday morn, And from their wondrous melodies faith, new hope, Ts born. —Frances Hansen Long Pencil Line Baltimore—The 1,250,000,000 pencils used each year by Americans could dro-w a line 43,475,000,000 miles long. Congratulations, Mr. Foley! The students and faculty of Naugatuck High School greet their newly-elected principal, Mr. Raymond K. Foley. Mr. Foley had been acting es principal since the illness oi irfr. Edward L. Kehoe, and was appointed to the position at tho regular November meeting of the local Board of Education, A sincere friend, a wise counsellor, and a man with outstanding- administrative ability. Mr. Foley haa served well as the chief executive -if uur high school. Wo sr.eak for the entire student body and teachers when we say that we are proud to have as our high school principal, Mr. Raymond Ji. XToley. Meet Our Officers Stop Press It seems the teachers enjoy rest from school as well as the pupils. Many of our faculty entertained guests ait their homes in Naugatuck over the holiday.3. Mr. Foley spent his vacation in the NHS Office, but said he managed three hours off for the football game. Miss Burke was with her family in Noi-wich; Miss Grainger visited her home in Brookllne, Mass.; Miss Peck helped roast the turkey at home in Shelbourne, Mass.; Mrs. Penrose visited ' her sister 1 n Brooklyn, Now York. ' Mr. Krayeske ate dinner with relatives in Hamden; IMr. Miller ,?aw Macy's Parade in New York; Mrs. Gibbud was with friends in Boston. Everybody 13 now looking forward to that ten days at Christ- rxas. JUNIOR ROOTERS Whe.n you go to the Pep Meeting or to the basketball or football pannes, the three 3aucy junior cheerleaders you see are Isabel Czaplicki, Diane Spadola, and Dorold Almquist. label ad Dorold are of medium height, both having light brown hair. From a distance, they look like twins. Diane is that walking, half size atom bomb — boy, has that girl csep! Diane has abort, natural curly brown hair. Isabel is Secretary of St. Hedwig's C.Y.O. She is also a member of the Tri-I-Ii-Y. Diane ia a member of St. Francis' C.Y.O. and the Tri-Hi-Y. She Is vice-chairman of her English clasp. Dorold is President of the Luther League in the Salem Lutheran Church. She i.3 also a Rainbow Girl, a Tri- Hi-Y and .Tuniorettes member. Mr. Krayeske's Physics classes plan a trip to New London in the near future, to visit the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. NKW MATH COURSE The Mathematics Department has made an additional course available for seniors. Since this course is meant to preview the blue prints which the students will face after graduating and starting to earn their own living, it is called "Mathematics for the Consumer." The problems are tho.-e of a typical family—those relating to providing- food, clothing- and shelter, the advisability of budgeting, the costs of borrowing and installment buying, insurance and taxation and their many isocial implications, will be considered also. Mrs. Glbbud's Ancient History classes have finished making models of the three orders .of Greek Architecture and of the facade of the Temple of Aegina, which are now on display In Room 31. THE CHOIR Three cheers for the Naugatuck High School Choir; The choir under the direction of Jes^e F. Davis has a splendid record. For the second year the choir has come home from Old Orchard Beash, Maine, with the rating of one of the finest choirs in New England. Last year the choir put on a Christmas Concert attended by over three hundred. In January t'le choir to»k a trip to New York to see the Opera, "La Bnheme," at the Metropolitan Opera House and the Fred Wuring show. At the State Music Festival held in Stamford Naupatuck High School Choir came out third. Some of the plans for the com- mg year have been announced. Among those are: a Christmas Concert and broadcast, assemblies, and the annual Spring Concert. Miss Ruth Tuloy gave an Interesting- illustrated lecture on Versailles and Fontalncbleau recently in Miss Burke's Sophomore French class. The pictures were taken by Ruth's father, Dr, W. F. Tuley, on a recent visit to France. NOTEBOOKS A year's project, in the form of a composite notebook, has been started by Mrs. Matzkln's jutiior U. S. history classes. Ten major areaa have been selected by the pupils themselves for detailed consideration. Among these are: "United Nations", "Political • Ideologies" and "Social Welfare Problems." Although all pupils are contributing to.the work, those in charge are on a rotating 'basis. For the months of November and De-' cem'ber: Ann Galvin, Frances Dowling, and Fred Serra are in charge. GEORGE MITCHELL, PRESIDENT. George, the president of j the Junior class', holds an offic» that' is not new to him. Hailing from Beacon Falls, he attended Center Grammar School, where in Bhe eighth, grade his classmates elected him president. Georsro is one of the outstanding football players for the Naugy eleven, covering his position at tackle capably. We extend to him our best wishes in leading the Junior I class. KEN SMITH; VICE-PRESI-, DENT. Ken, vice-president in both his sophomore and junior years, is one of the most popular boys in school. When not (swimming, Ken works as a soda jerker. He graduated from Hop Brock Grammar School in 1947. He was active in all shorts in . grammar school. Ken has been swimming on ihe high school varsity since he was a freshroan, and is one proud dis- player of two letters. The whole school, as well as the junior class, should know Ken. CATHERINE KLOC, SECREI TARY. Catherine Kloe, newly- elected secretary of the Junior class, is a popular member of the business group. Catherine is past- president of the Tri-Hl-Y. Last. year she was elected Sophomore Business Student of the year aflt! at present she is the treasurer of the Better Business Club. An honor student and well-liked by fellow-classmates and fatuity as well, Catherine, with her busing training and excellent scholastic record, is a wise choice for this very important office. JACK CARROLL, TREASURER. Jack Carroll is the newly- elected Junior Class Treasurer He is tri-captain and 1 left-end of the Naugatuck High football team Jack pitches for the High School ^baseball team and is popular in all four classes. In the afternoon he works at his father's construction company. He' enjoys playing- soccer for relaxation. W c all want to wish Jack luck in his new position and we know that he will fulfil, his re,p a onsi- bilitles to the best of his ability. ALAN CROSSWAIT, CLASS- REPRESENTATIVE. Alan is an all-around athlete, playing varsity football and baseball as well as Junior Varsity .basketball. Last summer Alan was voted the most valuable out-fielder in ' bas <* a » Our class has one of the finest representatives in the person of Alan Ci-osswait. He is one of whom all -members of the Junior. Class may well be proud. Our Poetry Corner NAUGY HIGH SPEAKS To the claa* of 1950, who as seniors think they're swell, « And, also, to the juniors who are known so very well, To each and every sophomore who ha,ve been here a year, And of course to .all ±he freshmen, whom I hope have lost their fear,, Have you ever though about me? Of the things that I have done? How I stood through each cold winter? Arid the summer's stifling sun? How I tried to make you happy in the fame that I have won? Have you? And I wonder if my graduates Would recognize niy name, If they think of me as -wonderful, Or thing of me in shame, If I have brought them honor or maybo even fame, I wonder. Do you think that I have changed much In the years that have gone by Yes, each day I'm growing older, But I shall never die, Will you try not to forget me? Oh! please say that you'll try Won't you? And I'd like to tell each one of you Who've roamed my halls each day. There's, so much I want to tell you But so little I could say, I have though about you always And for you I'll always pray, My; students. — Dianne Spadola MINERAX VAXUE Every year the U. S. produces an average of five billion dollars worth of minerals. Junior Wins Second Prize Marianne Wrobel Receives Honors In Jaycee Contest I was asked — What does Democracy mean to you? I am sixteen, an ordinary teen-a^er in a public high school in an everyday small American town. Vet I have the right to express my opinion about such a desperately important subject as Democracy. To me,, a teen-ager, Democracy means Dad being Hbie to come home after a day at work, to sit in his favorite chair-, smoke' his pipe, and read his newspaper. It mesxn.3 Mom doing housework wihh modern conveniences, and tinrae left over to belong- to church affairs and bridge clubs. Democracy means the boys and girls down at the corner drugstore, enjoying a coke before the movies. It means going to the church wo choose, and on election day having the right to vcte for the party, and the (people we want in office. Simple thing? Yes, but that's what Freedom, is, simple things that are so very important to everyone. Did you ever stop to thir.k what could happen, to us under another form of government' Suppose that the state and not the people ruled the country? leather probaibly would have a newspaper to read, but one with only certain items that those in power wished to have published. Mother would have no modern conveniences to do her housework, and if. she belonged to 'any clubs, it would be because she happened tp be of the "right" race or religion. We might still have movies, but they would be the movies the government wanted. Us to see. As for churches, there would be only one Church of which th e government approved. On election day there would be no Democrats, no .Republicans, no Socialists, there would be only one party—The Party—And there would be only one vote; yp s or no. and for your own protection the Vote would be yes, because those ballots would not be secret. We in the United States have no fear of the state over-pow»r- mg the people, because the state is the people. Under our Democracy- we are the government. These are just surface facts about our Democracy. What about our form of government? It originated over one hundred and fifty years ago When our constitution was written, it was nade elastic in providing four ways by which it could be amended; consequently it could expand as the country grew. Now we have the oldest, largest, and most success- rul Democracy in the world Today you and I ar e likely to forget that we did not always have freedom. At times we take it for granted. We must remember, however, that our forefath- nrs fought to rain Independenc- rind we fought in two world wars to preserve it. In 1777, a small handful of American troops made camp at Valley Forge, during the coldest winter ot the Revolutionary war They were hungry and their uniforms were in" raga. They were not the well-trained soldiers we have today, but farmers called from fields and mechanics called from the shops. One nigtft one of the men said to General Washington, "Sir, what is this liberty we're fighting- for?" Washington replied "It may be only a dream, but I 'think mentcan rule themselves." I am a teen-ager. I s^eak fcr Democracy—A dream and hope for all mankind. God willing a reality! —Marianne WrobcT (The above was written by Miss Wrobel in the " Speak For Democ- cracy" contest sponsored in Naugatuck by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.) High School - - A Challenge To get the most out of high school you should have the right attitude. That is, you should sincerely want to derive the utmost from your secondary schooling. First, you must learn to cooperate with teachers and fellow stu- dients. In this way you will make many friends, which I am sure we all want. Secondly, to have time for your many activities you should learn to budget your time. You certainly don't want to be rushing mady from place to .place on a continuous merry-go-round. You should enter into the various activities offered in order to broaden your Held of friends, knowledge, and interests. In this respect, endeavor to join clubs in which you are interested.. J assure you that you wtll i!Bver forget the fun and fellowship of these organizations. If you are at all interested in sport«, *iy out for some one. Even if you're not on the first or second team*. you'll still relish the bond felt among the members of any team. Although you may not be a star, you will learn the rules and regulations of good. sportmanshLp. You should cultivate school spirit. Root for your team—'Winning or losing. Rejoice in the glory of a fellow student, of the school. Look at your studies objectively. If you do not enjoy come of them, treat them as a challenge and give your best to them. What you learn today Is ndi fo bp tucked away and forgotten hut to be applied to your life today a.~- well as tomorrow! ' . High School should be »n important and pleasant eppcih In your life from which you will emerge a happier and more. Intelligent citizen. ' ' Jottings From NHS Club* Painting Given NHS Spot Much work is- being accomplished in the art room during the pro-holiday season. ' Pictures are In the making, to serve as Christmas' gifts for pupils' mothers, on hand 1 painted ties for their Dads. They are also working on luncheon seta and many other items too numerous to mention. The picture of Naugatuck High School has been comipleted and was displayed in the Connecticut Light and Power 'Company window. Joan Phillips, the artist of the picture is one of the outstanding artists in this year's graduating class. Joan plans furthering her Art studies! at Whitney Art School , in New Haven; Joan's picture will j be hanging permanently at Nau- ' gatuck High School and will be placed just inside the main door. Several outstanding artists in the class of 1950 are competing for the honor of class artist. Usually two or three of the best of them are chosen. Jr. Red Cross Council Named The Junior Red Cross Is the American Red Crass in the school. The three aims of the American Junior Red Cross are: (1) the development of international understanding and goodwill, (2) the development of better health and safety habits among young people, and (3) the development of an ideal of service. The student organization is known as the Junior Red Cross council. There are many things which-an active council can do for the betterment of the world in which wo live, such as packing school chests and gift boxes, taking part in the international Art Program and School Correspondence, and making bookcases, lam,ps, afghans, etc.~for Veteran's hospitals. The members of the council, selected from each home room, are this year: Charlotte Wood, Raymand Pistarelll, Patricia Long Brian Blomberg, Marion Churchelow, Martha Granger, Marjoric Saffron, Barbara Burtnett, Patricia Holloway, Homer Naragong Ellen Thurston, Regina Brecenlk! Anita Martino, Mary Ellen Lennon, John Piccioll, Lorraine Telles Carla Papperman, John Anderson jean Fitzgerald, Barbara Kelsey Jphn Illes. Lee Yeaton, Bru"e Hoadley, and Ann Ellse Erickson. Let us try this year/to make out, high school council a real "force for good" in our achooK our /-om- munlty, our nation, and the world This sounds like quite a task but we can do it and in so doing- fulfill the Junior Red Cross pledge"We believe in service for others for our country, our community and our school; in health of mind and body to nt us for.greater service and for better human rela- lation.? throughout the world. We have joined the American Junior Red Cross to help achieve its aims by working together with members everywhere in our own and other lands." « FIRST TOUCHDOWN The teams are ready to begin As Nature blows her whistle strong; The battle of bright autumn colors Against the gray of winter's throng. Winter's tackled ar e the winds That howl- about with mournful sound. She has the cheers of children gay Who pull their sleds on barren ground. Poor Autumn's guards are but the leaves For the harsh winds of greater strength Of whose attack they bear the brunt. Watch carefully and you will see The leaves fall thickly o'er the town, The air grow cold, the snow appear, And Winter score her 'first touch-down. —Dorold Almquist REMIND US OF SCHOOL 1. You're Breaking My Heart— 7 o'clock alarm. 2. Don't Cry Joe — Flunking A Subject. f 3. Through A Long And Sleepless Night — First period Test. 4. So Tired — From 8:30 to 1:30. 5. Some Enchanted Evening- — No homework . 6. 24 Hours of Sunshine—Holiday. 7. Serenade Ot The Bells—1.30 Bell. 8. You, You, Are The One — One who does your homework. 9. I Never See Maggie Alone — Corridor. Programs in observance of Armistice Day were presented in Miss Caine's History and Civics classes. Diane Spadola and Carl Peterson served as Chairmen in the History classes. American Education Week was observed in Miss Caine's Civics classes. Barbara Thurston and Betty McNamara presided. The Juniorett*} is a club for girls of high school age, which meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Included in this year's program Is a tttnl- formal dance to be held December 22. This year's officer*, are: Provident, Marilyn Carlson; Vice-Pr««i- dent, Dorold Almquljt;, Secr«i*ry, Marion Cajupcll; Treasurer, Judy Martinez. TMJE FRBNC?i CLUB Le Cercle Franchise, • oomprli*! of students studying , French m*«U monthly under Miss Daly*« Buyer- vision. This years officers ir*: President, Jean Beaurefard; Vtee- President, Roiger. Currier; "Secretary, Barbwa BurtnetJ, and TFU«- urcr, Barbara R»ykwich. At the last meeting of the Club, the program related to CmntdV Mr. Thomas Reilly. student-teacher, spoke on Quebec. An «khlbl- tion of folk-dancing wag given $y some of the members. A oioy|» entitled, "French-Canadian Children- was shown. Cornelio Di Mart* officiated as program chairman. ALPHA TRI-HI-Y Under the leadership of Mr* Lillian Becker. Club Advisor numerous activities have been plW>- ned for the winter aeaaon of the Alpha Tri-Hi-Y. An loe-*»tiB»r party, a Valentine party, a bottling party, and a swimmin* party are scheduled to date. The club plaiw to make an arghan and & scrapbook for the Red Croat Membership is by invitation bn- ly. Officers of the club are- Prwl- dent, Ann Koyp; Vice-President, Regina Sullivan; Secretary, Ann ftathburn; Treasurer. Jaoic^ o^ "S. P. Q. R." On November 22 a meeting of the Lalin Club was held at the close of cchool. After pledging al- ligance to the Flag and singing "America" in Latin, the president. Janet Brown -welcomed the sophomores and explained that the club Is organized in the pattern of the government of ancient Rome* Wro consuls acting as (president and vice-president; the scribe as »ecre- tary; the aediles as program chairmen, and questior as t?ea»- urer. She reported that at a previous meeting the following officer* were elected, consul puma, Janet Brown; consul eecunda, Nancy Anderson; and scriba, Cynthia WH- mot. Plans for future meetings were discussed and ,-everal Latin gamei were played. YOUNG CITIZEN'S .CLUB An assembly, sponsored try the Young Citizen's Club of Naugatuck High School was held recently ir. the school auditorium, with Professor Welles as the gli«»t speaker. The meeting was presided over by President Donald Dowling, with the other three Officers in attendance. They -were a* follows: Vice-President, Patricia Dunn; Treasurer. Donald Heavens; and Secretary, Judy Kler- nan. • - - r , After the salute to the flag,-Jll»d the playing of the "Star Spari^lwi Banner" by Barbara DurtiMtl, Prof. Welles spoke-.- on "India." She introduced in a very colonttl manner, the people's dress, C«i- toms and the outstanding exirMlQB between the upper claw (beinK ^* the Maharajahs) and the lower or middle class being the more a»er- n/src people. She spoke of their living- conditions which were very clean, and the very hanpy family life -with its members being surprisingly close together. She also told of the different religions there and of the compulsory educational system. Many points were brought out. too, which pertained to India's location and Its area 'and population. Prof. Welles' words ww* dftliy- ered with a dash of humor and just the rierht amount of facts, and all (profited by hearinf DRIVER EDUCATION Naugatuck High School to one of 19 hi«rh schools in Connecticut of fering a course in Driver Education. We were the first high school in the state to offer clasiroom work in automobile safety in 1941, and the second to offer actual be- hind-tbe-wheel training, In 1948.