Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Roxbury Latin debating teams wth coach Albert Kelsey, English Master l939-l966 p24-776
John Barrett was active in debating at Robury Latin five years l949 to l953. He was l952-l953 President of the Debating Club.The coach Albert Kelsey of Dedham was a Princeton alumnus who coached wrestling and taught English and had been sailing counselor in l940's at Camp Kabeyun, Alton Bay New Hampshire. He rode a bicycle to work each morning because cataracts limited his vision. He was also Football line coach. Roxbury Latin in l950 defeated a Milton Academy team that included future Senator Edward Kennedy.Jack Barrett was a debating judge at least once. Topics included national advertising, aid to Franco Spain, nuclear weapon policy, and "Fear of punishment is a more effective stimulus than hpope of reward," and "A sense of humor is more important than a sense of propriety."
Subject: Roxbury Latin debaters
Year: 1953