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


Twelve inch guns of Battleship WYOMING, which Jack Barrett operated l922-l923 p41 #321


Capt. H. B.Price ultimately endorsed JaCK BARRETT AS WELL ABLE to direct men firing of WYOMING's twelve inch guns, but when he first reported early 1922 Price wrote:He has slight stature and florid countenance, wears a very small red mustache..His voice is weak. Now he is to be put in charge of a twelve inch turret and division.."Jack carefully replied to Bureau of Navigation:"As to gunnery training I studied Fullan & Hart 1905 edition and "Naval Ordnance l910" in l909, l9l0, l911 & have since read all subsequent editions- fired 3 pr Driggs Schroeder & 3 & 6 pr Hotchkiss guns 11 or 12 years ago & since l917 have had experience with ships' guns from 1 pr to six inch - conducted elementary practice in smaller vessels- controlled fire for a destroyer SRBF and was target observer for others - but except for three round trips from Brest to New York on USS SEATTLE flagship cruiser and Transport Force as watch officer I have not served in larger ships, having spent most of my time as Executive Officer and Navigator of smaller ships. For this reason when I reported on this vessel, I stated that I lack familiarity with heavy caliber guns.SOPHIE text WYOMING CHAPTER -Battleship WYOMING January 1922-June 1923- #85 On the nineteenth of January l922 in the Gulf of Guacanayabo Jack joined the great battleship WYOMING with H.B. Price commanding.He had shore patrol duty February 25-26 , March 1-6, 14, 15, 26-27, 30-31 and April 7-8. By June 26 the commanidng officer was G. W. Laws. The ship was at Yorktown, Virginia June 25, at Hampton roads July 1. August 18 the ship was at Newport, Rhode Island where Jack had shore patrol duty. and on the sixth of December at the Navy Yard, where Jack took fifteen days leave. Jack was the Communications Officer and the Captain was very pleased when the WYOMING answered a signal from the Admiral very quickly and was commended.The WYOMING was the flagship of Admiral McDonald.From the Navy Department we obtained the roster of WYOMING officers in March l923 and wrote to as many of them as we could locate.Captain Augustus Dayton Clark of the Annapolis class of l922 who was an Ensign aboard the WYOMING when Jack was a Lieutenant wrote from New York on June 6, l97l, "My dear Mrs. Barrett, I definitely recall and remember our WYOMING COmmunications Officer. He was a heppy, cheery, hard-working member of the officer staff. My assignment was aide to the Executive Officer, Commander Puleston, whom I might say was a demanding task master and boss but able and efficient.He was for many years a very fine friend of mine.He had a habit as soon as he opened his eyes in the morning to send for me to insure I was up and around.This would be about five AM.Admiral McDonald, whose flagship was the WYOMING, commanded the (then-called) Souting Fleet.He was of the old school, & insisted on junior officer discipline.The junior officer mess was a happy mess, and the whole ship was a happy one.Plenty of spit and polish but all hands were congenial, efficient, and happy. My years in the WYOMING-looking back fifty-nine years - were I believe my happiest. Our winter cruises to Guantanamo were always busy ones - but full of fun, enjoyment, and hard work. Did Jack participate in our rum running operation? We junior officers would organize and arrange a shipment of rum by "bum boat" while in Guantanamo in the wee hours of the night.The junior officers received a gallon or more, and amazingly, many of the senior officers did also.We would arrange for the deck watch officers to be sympathetic to this operation during the middle watch.The bum boat would come alongside a lower port in the junior officers' mess and pass the gallon jugs through the port.We junior officers in turn would deliver these jugs to the various officers' cabins before dawn. This was all on the "Q.T."and never mentioned in conversation.However, I am sure every officer was aware of this questionable operation. Another activity which I recall- all officers and men were obliged while on the southern cruise to qualify in swimming.It required each person to go to the bow of the ship and jump in the water and swim around the ship to the gangway. It was a high jump and for the timid, frightening.However, everyone did it. Coaling ship was an all-hands operation, officers and men.Everyone shoveled while the band played- all were black with coal dust as well as the ship inside and out. Next day - field day. All hands participated.It was fun. If coaling was not completed in one day,many of us would sleep on a coal pile that night. Good experience. Too bad the present Navy does not have to do it. You at least caused me to go back fifty-nine years and recall many of my shipmates in theWYOMING who in later years have been fond friends. Sincerely, -A Dayton Clark" Captain Frederick Holmes of the Annapolis Class of l9l8, who was a junior Lieutenant on the WYOMING in March l922,telephoned twice from Florida where he was spending the winter of l970 as his favorite sport- golfing.Not only was he on the WYOMING with Jack, but he was Captain of the tanker TRINITY l938-9 when Jack was the Executive officer aboard. Captain Holmes talked at length with John junior about the WYOMING and the TRINITY- told John he had been wounded in the hip at Okinawa and planned l970 to have surgery in Boston or in London. He spoke highly of the Lahey Clinic.Since his home was in Newport, Rhode Island,he promised to come to the house to talk to us the next time he came to Boston. But a note from his wife at Christmas l97l told us that Captain Holmes had passed away suddenly in the fall of l970. He had said he had diabetes. His son had a distinguished record at West Point and as an Army officer.On the seventh of June l97l I received a note from Captain Luther B. Stuart from Amissville, Virginia, who was on the WYOMING as an Ensign from the Annapolis class of l922: On October l2, l922 Lieutenant J.B. Barrett was detailed as Beach Master at Yorktown, Virginia under this "Landing Force Order":Battleship Force Landing Force was landed at Gloucester Point, Monday l6 October l922. The WYOMING and ARKANSAS platoons constituted the first company.Ech company will consist of four six=squad platoons.Uniform: Blue service, gray gloves,whiye hats, leggings. The Beachmaster is charged with the management of disposition of all boats and the disembarkation and re-embarkation of the Landing Force, All officers will consider any instructions received from the Beachmaster as emanating from the Regimental Commander."On Sunday, October 31, l97l at 2:20 in the afternoon I had a telephone call from Colonel Archibald, who was in the Class of l922 at the Naval Academy and roomed with Luther Stuart on the WYOMING and is now retired from the Navy.He was assistant Navigator.He was taking a load of passengers in a small boat to the WYOMING when the boat grounded.The passengers were taken off, and eventually the boat was recovered.Jack spent a lot of time telling him what to say if he was court-martialled.But he believes Captain Laws and Commander Puleston were responsible for his not getting a court-martial.He knows Bill Ware of the WYOMING well- also our friends Dan Candlerof the HANNIBAL and Eddie Arroyo of the MARBLEHEAD. On March 25, l97l from Bethesda Maryland, Captain Edward R. Gardner Annapolis class of l922 who was Secretary of his class wrote: "Dear Mrs. Barrett, In July l922 with some twenty other Ensigns, I reported to the WYOMING on the Southern Drill Grounds some ten to twenty miles off Hampton Roads, Captain George Laws was the Commanding officer with Commander William D. Puleston as "Exec.".The latter over many years was a prominent writer and analyst of Naval affairs. The WYOMING was the flagship of the Scouting Force under Vice Admiral John B. McDonald, a large, dour individual. One of his staff (Richmond) Kelly Turner gained great fame as the (Pacific) Amphibious Commander and became an Admiral. The summer of l922 the WYOMING was engaged in training off the Virginia capes, visiting Yorktown, New York, and Newport. At the latter post I was on Shore Patrol= probably at the place mentioned by your husband.The patrol stayed on shore, sleeping on cots in a makeshift barracks, and the WYOMING sent our meals in by boat. The food was invariably cold,the sleeping accomodations miserable, and the Senior Patrol Officer from the ARKANSAS as ass. A rather unpleasant experience.Late in the year the WYOMING went into the New York Navy Yard for overhaul. In January the Fleet went to Guantanamo for three or four months training, then to Panama, transiting the Canal for maneuvers with the West Coast Battle Fleet.Then we returned to the Norfolk area where I left the ship for several months, being assigned to the Navy Rifle Team. I remember Del Valle, Nyquist, and others in the WYOMING and saw many of them over the years.She was a good ship, had a fine reputation, and as I look back now, it was a bright spot to remember. I was the Junior Officer in the Fifth Division #5 Turret, but I don't remember your husband's assignment.. I wish you every success in the memoirs.Sincerely, Edward R. Gardner." On March 25, l97l from Menlo Park, California, Rear Admiral W. Nyquist wrote, "My dear Mrs. Barrett, Your letter of 12 March was forwarded to me by Bupers. I served on the WYOMING from about a July 1921 to about 1 December 1922. In June or July 1922 I was sent to the Naval hospital in Newport, Rhode Island with pneumonia, and I did not get back to the WYOMING until late September l922.I do remember your husband, but I was in the Junior Officer mess and did not have much contact with him.I was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, l94l but spent most of my time at sea in the Guadalcanal area. `-"-Rear Admiral Nyquist. On the 27th of March l97l I wrote another letter to Captain Gardner:"My son John and I are grateful for your detailed and interesting letter, which added many new facts to our supply of information about the Battleship WYOMING.One of Jack's friends, Captain Frank Delahanty of the Supply Corps, knew Captain Puleston well and talked about him in several letters last year.John has several articles by Puleston in Jack's file of Naval Institute magazines.Puleston of course was highly critical of the Gallipoli campaign and ended one article with the comment, "It is doubtful if even the British empire could survive another Winston Churchill." John junior has found detailed coverage of the l925 war games in Hawaii;- it was Admiral McDonald who had the difficult task of attempting to defend Oahu from the superior attacking "Blue" fleet.(p. W257) -258-Jack was briefly a turret officer when he first arrived on the WYOMING in early l922 but most of the time he was Communications officer. On one occasion he was commended for a prompt answer to the Admiral when several other ships failed to answer.Several times he was in charge of selecting crewmen for special training at radio school. In Hawaii during World War II he used to train John in Morse code and various methods of use of signal flags. He was always an enthiusiast for astronomy and navigation, and during the blackout in the early years of the war, he would point out Orion, the Pleiades, and the Southern Cross, which was visible fom Waikiki Beach. We would be interested in details of the Battleship Force Landing Exercises at the Virginia Capes.On one occasion papers here show that Jack was in charege of a shore patrol party in October. One puzzle we have concerns some papers which carefully recorded each time a member of the WYOMING passed in or out of New York Harbor.These records show that Jack passed in or out eight times - probably four times in and four times out.Do you suppose that this had anything to do with qualifying as a harbor pilot or would there be some other reason for the PORT AUTHORITY KEEPING THE RECORDS?Jack was a pilot in the waters from Cape Henry to Norfolk, Virginia and renewed his commercial steam license every five years.Jack spoke highly of Otto Nimitz, the half-brother of World War II Chester Nimitz - Otto was an officer on the WYOMING.I think Captain Laws must have relieved Captain H. B. Price shortly berfore you came aboard. Captain Price(259) was listed in command on June 15, l922 in the program of the USS WYOMING Annual Banquet in the Grand ballroom of the Commander Hotel in New York.The program has a short poem "WY-O-MING" by Lieutenat Tully Shelley, USN.About four hendred enlisted men attended, and Lieutenant Commander J.J. Brady (CHC) and Ensign H. Clarke were chairman and secretary of the Reception Committee.We are sorry that your patrol duties at Newport were so distasteful.Jack did like the fine old houses in the Newport and Jamestown area.While on the WYOMING Jack also had frequent Shore Patrol duty at Caimanera, Cuba, just outside Guantanamo.On occasion he telegraphed his family, using the French telegraph line. Jack had friends in Camaguey Province, Cuba, Edgar and Ora Waterman and their daughters Bonnie and Garda. They had a dairy ranch, and Mrs. Waterman introduced Jack to the Marine writer and artist, John W. Thomason, junior - they saw each other again off Bluefields, Nicaragua Janiuary, 1927, and I met Thomason in Peking in l931. At Pearl Harbor in l943 Jack arranged transportation for Thomason, who wrote to thank him for a veritable "luxury cruise of rest, service, and good food." Thomason wrote many stories of Marine actions in China, Nicaragua, and Chile, and a collection "Red Pants."We were interested to learn that you went through the Canal for the Pacific exercises.That is the first we had heard of it, and John will look up the ship's logs on it.Jack had an old handbook with good photos of the WYOMING- her guns and statistics about her. We understand that the WYOMING was later stripped of some of her guns under the disarmament agreement and turned into a training ship, with classrooms in the forward turrets.-Sincerely yours, -Sophie M. Barrett." #86 WYOMING 1922-3 High Pressure Price #86 WYOMING 1922-3 Wed, 13 May 1998 15:43:44 PDT On June 13, l791 Rear Admiral Alan McCracken of Bethesda wrote, "Dear Mrs. Barrett,I have your recent letter..We have been quite tied up for the past three weeks by the death of Captain Gardner whom you mention after a severe stroke. They were quite close friends and live only a short distance from us, so we have been trying to help Mrs. Gardner through her difficult times. I do remember you husband _ I can visualize him but I can't remember any special incidents that would be useful to you.. I went out to the Orient in the summer of 1941 and took command of the river Gun Boat Mindanao at Hong Kong.We were ordered to Manila, and while en route Pearl Harbor happened.We were anchored off Corregidor a short time before she surrendered, and I was actually on the island at the end, following which I spent thirty-three months in a Jap prison camp.I was rescued out of the Bilibuil prison in Manila early in 1945 and came back to San Francsico via ship, and I do not remember a stop in Hawaii though it seems we must have stopped for something.I wish you the best of luck in working up your book, sincerely- - Alan McCracken" In March-April 1922 Captain H.B. Price wrote under "Remarks" on Jack's fitness report, "Mr. Barrett has technical professional ability since the Department commissioned him a Lieutenant in the Regular Navy.He came to this ship inexperienced in gunnery or battleship duties.I talked with him and encouraged him to take advantage of opportunity to learn.To that end I put him with a very capable Lieutenant who had also been commissioned from the Reserves, in a twelve-inch turret division, who considerately gave him instruction.Mr. Barrett was put on a supervised watch and as soon as possible was put on a regular watch in port.He has been earnest and hard-working.He is of a slight stature,auburn hair, florid countenance,wears a very small red mustache.His voice is weak.In general he has a natural appearance, manner and bearing that is not impressive or officer-like.Now he is to be put in charge of a twelve-inch turret and division and see what he can do.He is decidedly an unusual type, and I do not yet know whether he can be made into an efficient Naval officer. He is being given every possible opportunity and encouragement toward that end.Thus far he seems too innocuous to handle men well."Jack wrote to the Bureau of Navigation regarding the above Remarks by Captain Price."During the period covered by this report 1-l9-22 to 3-31-22 I was away from the ship on Shore Patrol duty not less than 26% of the time.When I joined the ship l9 January l922 I expected to find a cartain amount of routine detail with which I was no longer thoroughly familiar. For that reason I was not surprised at being placed on supervised watch at first, even though supervised by officers of much less Naval experience.This and the fact that I was more readily available for Shore Patrol duty that officers with long experience in important places in this ship's organization seemed but a natural consequence of the fact that I had joined the ship in Cuban waters after its organization had been completed and was working smoothly, but it is submitted that this condition did make it somewhat more difficult for me properly to fit into dhip's organization quickly. As to gunnery training, I studied Fullan and Hart 1905 edition and Naval Ordnance l9l0 in l909, l910, and l9ll and have since read all subsequent editions- fired 3 pir Driggs Schroeder and 3 and 6 pir Hotchkiss guns eleven or twelve years ago and since 1917 have had experience with ships' guns from 1 pir to six inch - conducted elementary practice in smaller vessels, controlled fire for a destroyer SRBF and was target observer for others, but except for three round trips from Brest to New York on USS SEATTLE, flagship cruiser and Transport Force, as Watch and division officer and temporary Navigator (i) have not served in larger ships, having spent most of my tme in the Service as Executive and Navigator of smaller ships.For this reason, when I reported on this vessel, I stated that I lacked familiarity with heavy calibre guns. I have in the past furled top gallant sails,passed coal for full four hour watches, walked over forty miles without a stop and without food, remained on bridge of ship for over forty-eight hours at a time in winter- stood a regular watch in three (4 to 8 AM and 4 to 8 PM) in voyage around the world in merchant service, landed in surf on coast of Maine at Halfway rock, Wood Island, Boone Island, Isles of Shoals and other points in November and December, passed through Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea in latter part of May, all without ill effects.Therefore I fee l that I am physically capable of any ordinary duty.My voice has not previously been considered weak, although I have been trained to minimize loud tones,to eliminate noise and shouting.I have served on shhips where the use of more than a very subdued tone was positively forbidden on the bridge.As to handling men,I began receiving instruction in drill under arms about twenty years ago, have handled companies in close and open order infantry drill many times- have also handled men under various conditions for small arms practice with hand drawn artillery with breeches buoys in surf boats and in ships. i consider myself physically and mentally equipped to handle men anywhere." In May l922 Captain Price wrote to the Bureau of Navigation from the WYOMING: " The report was not intended to be unfavorable within the meaning of the Regulations.I was merely trying to get 'the right man in the right place' in future assignment OF THIS OFFICER TO DUTY. HE HAS BEEN VERY ZEALOUS AND EARNEST, MOST CONSCIENTIOUSLY ATTENTIVE TO his duties and anxious to improve himself professionally. On April 12 he was put in command of a twelve inch turret and division, which position he still holds.As officer of the deck he has been very alert and attentive to duty. Thus it must be observed that he has fundamental quialities of great value in addition to his extensive practical experience outlined in his statement.So it seems probable that his apparent diffidence and seeming lack of forcefulness and self-confidence in handling men will much improve as he becomes more accustomed to the duties and ways on a battleship in the Fleet." Signed,-H.B. Price May 17, l922, USS WYOMING, New York Navy Yard.In the spring of 1922 Jack was one of the watch officers when they referred to the WYOMINHG captain as "High Pressure Price". One day the Captain told the morning watch officer that he expected a senior Admiral to come aboard about noon and wanted him given every courtesy and honor..He wanted him "piped" on board and wanted to be notified the instantt the Admiral was approaching the ship so he could greet him at the gangway.By the time the Admiral appeared in full uniform with two aides also in full uniform, Jack Barrett was the Officer of the Deck, who was surprised to see the Admiral as the previous officer had said nothing to him about the expected visit and had not entered it in the log.Jack escorted the Admiral to the Captain's cabin, where the Captain appeared dismayed.As soon as the Admiral left, Captain Price in front of all the enlisted men and officers present on deck, lit into Jack, insulted him for neglect of duty in the handling of the Admiral's visit. Jack let him rave, but when the captain stopped raging Jack told him with an ironic expression on his face that the previous officer of the deck had said nothing to him of the expected visit by the Admiral.Jack chose his words carefully, and although his attitude enraged the Captain- who was blue in the face, Captain Price could do nothing against Jack, because the words were respectful.Some time later he told Jack he would take no official action against him, and the matter was dropped. Jack survived an unmerciful tongue-lashing, and won the grudging admiration of the Captain, who gave Jack responsible assignments as Turret and communications Officer. This was a crucial point in Jack's Navy career, as he won respect on large ships. He invesstigated alternate civilian employmnt around this time, but stayed in the Navy until l947, retiring withtwenty-six years Regular Navy and over thirty-three years total U.S. government service. Once when "High Pressure" Price was inspecting the crew, with Jack as his assistant, Price told a young sailor his hair was too long and not cut according to regulations. When the sailor tried to tell the Captain that his hair had been cut the previous day by the ship's barber, Price shut him up, told him to get a regulation haircut before the next week's inspection and told Jack to be sure that Price checked on the boy the next week.The boy did nothing. His hair was short and had been cut by the ship's barber.The next week when Jack pointed out the boy as the one told to get a regulation haircut, Price looked at him casually, and said, "That's much better," and dropped the matter.The crew knew the boy had done nothing to his hair and had a laugh at the captain's expense.- In June l922 Jack Barrett heard of several failures of stock brokerage houses and became suspicious when his brokerage Fuller corporation was veryt slow in sending him money fromsale of stock. As the WYOMING was at sea, he had to ask his brother Bill to go to the firm and collect the money in person. Shortly afterward the brokerage failed. Because of this experience Jack always had share certificates issued in his own name rather than having them listed under the brokerage, as has become the general practice since the Securities and Exchange Commissionh came into being l933, and various foprms of insurance have developed. In l922 when Jack's Navy chances of promotion seemed uncertain because of his age and the naval disarmament policy, he made several job inquiries, including one as editor of a technical journal. He had an interview in New Jersey with inventor Thomas Edison in person for one position, but nothing came of it.He was interested in trying to sell International Harvester equipment in Russia or in organizing ascientific expedition to Antarctica. He discussed the Antarctica idea in correspondence with Gershom Bradford at the Naval Hydrographic Office, but the movement of his ship MARBLEHEAD to China l927 interfered with any prospect of organizing something.


launching of Superdreadnaught ARIZONA at Brooklyn Navy Yard p 41-957


photo published l917 p 445a On May 23, 1971 Lucile Poland wife of Jack's 1906 Boston Latin School classmate wrote to John from Camden, Maine, "Dear John, Thank you very much for the photograph of the Boston Latin School class, including my John when he was a youth. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in having the picture copied for me, and I hope you will overlook my negligence in not thanking you sooner. I do not know any of John's Latin School classmates. I met Dan Lyne once, and your father when you three called on us here in our home. [When John was a guest at Mrs. Poland's home in Camden one month after receiving this letter - June 1971 - Mrs. Poland told him that she had gone out to Hawaii to visit Dr. and Mrs. Austin Cheever. He was a 1906 classmate of John Poland at the Latin School. Maybe Mrs. Poland didn't realize he was a BLS classmate - thought of him only as an old Boston friend.] I have heard John speak of several of the others, so their names are familiar to me. You may be interested in having this late class reunion picture. I wonder if your father is in this picture [yes]. John is seated directly in back of number ten. I do not wish to have the picture returned. What a pity that John and I have no sons and daughters to cherish some of our intimate belongings.We found each other too late. When we were married in 1944,I was 49 and John was 58. At that time I suggested that we adopt a little boy or a girl or both, but John said, "No we are too old; it wouldn't be fair to the children." - and we have done many things to help other people's children. In so doing, we have derived much pleasure and satisfaction. "I do have many friends here in Camden. My roots are firmly planted here and I should hesitate to leave the home where John and I spent the happiest years of our life. The house is big, but I love it. I was glad to hear of the activities of the West Roxbury Historical Society [Jack was a member of this Society, and Sophie later joined.] One reason for my delay in thanking you was that I wished to go to the attic to look among John's things for Latin School memorabilia. I found a box marked "Boston Latin School" containing papers and photographs- one large class picture mounted on cardboard. Your father's picture is in the group, and I think there are three or four of the teachers. [John brought this picture home and had reproductions made for the surviving classmates, as John Poland had named every boy in the photographs.] Now then you offered your help, and I am going to accept your offer: My thought is this: Maybe you could ask some friend to take a drive with you some pleasant day this early summer,- drive to Camden- and pick up these things: I have a guest room with a big double bed if you wish to stay ovenight." [ Sophie Barrett notes:John went to Camden by bus to visit Mrs. Poland and returned with a big box of Boston Latin School materials and items for the West Roxbury Historical Society. John also saw Haskell C. Todd from the tanker TRINITY 1938-9 and his wife at Belfast Maine. Mrs. Poland drove John to Mount Megunticook where Edna St. Vincent Millay had the idea for her best-known poem. From the Boston Globe librarian I learned on June 7, 1971, that David K.Niles (Neyhus) died on September 28, 1952. The Globe carried the obituary on September 29, 1952, in the A.M. edition. It was on the front page (John made a copy) at the Boston Public Library, where the paper, going back to 1872, is on microfilm. Lucile Poland's first cousin Pauline Walker was the West Roxbury Branch Librarian in 1950s and 1960s. Lucile lived to age 94, corresponded with the Barretts and West Roxbury Historical Society to 1988 or later, and went to a retirement home in Ossippee, New Hampshire, where she grew up.]




photo published 1917- Jack Barrett letter to Bureau of Navigation March 1922 continued "I have in the past furled top gallant sails,passed coal for full four hour watches, walked over forty miles without a stop and without food (Baltimore-Washington l913), remained on bridge (TOUCEY aground Georgia l921) over forty-eight hours at a time in winter - stood a regular watch in three 4-8 AM & 4 to 8 PM in voyage around the world in merchant service, -landed in surf on coast of Maine at Halfway Rock, Wood Island,Boone Island, Isle of Shoals, and other points in November and December (1912,tender ZIZANIA, lighthouse Service) -passed through Indian Ocean,Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea in latter part of May, all without ill effects.I feel I am capable of any ordinary duty.My voice has not previously been considered weak, although I have been trained to minimize loud tones, to eliminate noise and shouting.I have served on ships where the use of more than a very subdued tone was positively forbidden on the bridge. As to handling men I began receiving instruction in drill under arms about twenty years ago (1902 Boston Latin)- I have handled companies in close and open order infantry drill many times -have also handled men under various conditions for small arms practice, with horse drawn artillery , with breeches buoys in surf boats and on ships.I considedr myself physically and mentally equipped to handle men anywhere."Captain Price later stated his initial comments were not intended to be derogatory, and Jack Barrett had extensive experience at turrret officer on the superdreadnaught battleshnip WYOMING in 1922 & 1923.


Superdreadnaught WYOMING p 41 #324


Responding to Jack Barrett's remarks, which are quoted on phtos #321 and #323 on this page 41 on website- Captain H. B. Price, skipper of WYOMING wrote "My report was not intended to be derogatory.I was merely trying 'to get the right man in the right place' in future assignments of this officer to duty. -On April 2 he was put in command of a twelve inch turret and division, which position he still holds.As Officer of the deck he has been very alert and attentive to duty.Thus it must be observed that he has fundamental qualities of value in addition to his extensive practical experience outlined in his statement. So it seems probable that his apparent diffidence and seeming lack of forcefulness and self confidence in handling men will much improve as he becomes more accustomed to the duties and ways on a battleship in the Fleet." Signed - H.B. Price May 17, 1922


Jack Barrett 1908 at Boston Latin class reunion p 41-#960 See CHAPTER TEXT p. 31 + Boston Latin class of l906 group portrait p 31-877 IDENTIFIED in chapter text all 45 students, 4 teachers. Here is page 41-#960 REUNION DINNER photo 1908 + detail of JACK


1908 dinner probably at Harvard Club of Boston. detail p41 # 325 or #960 . BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL chapter RedHeadedStepchild by Sophie + John Barrett Masters William Foster Rice, Joseph Webber Chadwick, William Pride Henderson and Henry Pennypacker appear in second row from back .Jack Barrett is fifth from right in third row from front. Next to him is Truman advisor David Niles, and third from right end is Navy ophthalmologist Dr. Irving W. Jacobs. Other identifications: Front row second from left - Samuel Finkel- once youngest Massachusetts State Senator- corresponded with Sophie and John from California l970-1972,. Front Row extreme right Henry Thomas - author of numerous biographies and books on scholarship and philosophy. His son Dana Lee Thomas was an editor of Barron's Financial Weekly in l970s - active in Harvard alumni - wrote Barretts in l970s. - Third from right George Carl Adams - another active correspondent l970s. Fifth from right is attorney Dan Lyne, who walked to school with Jack Barrett and Edward Illingworth from South Boston - his son Dan Lyne was a classmate of Jack Barrett at Boston College Law School 1949-1951. Second row fifth from left William Angus Corley Annapolis graduate and career Naval officer- second from Right Dr. Austin Cheever, who settled in Hawaii.Third row sixth from right David Niles [originally Neyhus] who achieved diplomatic recognition for Israel 1947 fifth from right "Red Headed Stepchild" John Berchmans Barrett 1888-1969. Back row fifth from right John Carroll Poland junior who grew up in West Roxbury, founded West Roxbury Historical Society l931 and Braintree Historical Society - he was l906 Boston Latin Class Secretary - left extensive notes -his wife Lucile was a cousin of West Roxbury Branch Librarian Pauline Walker. The Polands moved l954 from Temple St. West Roxbury to l9 Trim Street, Camden Maine, wheere the Barretts visited them l963 and l968. Mrs. Poland donated the original of this photo to the Barretts after her husband died March 28, l969. She lived to age ninety four or more, returning to her native Ossippee, New Hampshire. In Chapter below, there is identification numbering keyed to this photo- ------ B-O-S-T-O-N __L-A-T-I-N Jack Boston Latin story- Ancient History exam question:"Tell all you know about the Emperor Caligula" {a highly depraved character}.Student received passing grade for reply, "The less said about Caligula the better." E_D_W_A_R_D _E_V_E_R_E_T_T _H_A_L_E When Jack was a student at Boston Latin, he heard Edward Everett Hale,(1822-l909) 1835 alumnus who frequently spoke to the students and was active in alumni.Hale is principally remembered today for his short story "The Man Without a Country", which reflects patriotic feelings of the era just before the Civil War, comparable to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's stirring "Sail on O ship of State - Sail on O nation strong and great" or Walter Scott's "Breathes there a man with soul so dead Who never to himself has said, 'This is my own, native land?'" Edward Everett Hale was a grandnephew of Revolution hero Nathan Hale.In later years he was appointed Chaplain of the United States Senate in a period of corruption and muck-racking. He comically remarked,"I looked at the Senators, and I prayed for the country."Jack quoted this a number of times. In 1635 Reverend John Cotton wanted to establish in the new world a school like the Free Grammar School of Boston, England, in which Latin and Greek were taught.The first school was in the home of the master.Boston assigned the rents of Deer, Long, and Spectacle Islands in the Harbor to suport of the school. Jack had the tercentennary history 1935 by Pauline Holmes published by Harvard School of Education. Dr. Moses Merrill, who was principal retiring 1901, reorganized the curriculum on a modern basis, after which there were few changes. When Jack entered in 1902, Arthur Irving Fiske became principal. He taught Latin- was courteous, scholarly, gentlemanly, but developed health problems, retired and died in 1910 while Jack's brother Bill was enrolled. His successor was Henry Pennypacker, who was an excellent athlete, taught Greek, and later was Harvard Dean of Admissions.He was succeeded by Patrick Thomas Campbell in 1920. Jack took Greek with Pennypacker, Latin with Fiske, French with William Pride Henderson, History - his best subject gradewise with Selah Howell,[who lived on Kirk Street, West Roxbury]and English with Byron Groce.He took math with Pat Campbell and later consulted principal Campbell in connection with transcripts of his grades for Navy and job applications.Campbell was elected Superintendant of Boston Public Schools in 1931. Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence five were Boston Latin School boys - John Hancock,Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Treat Paine, William Hooper.Originally the school was on the north side of School Street, until 1784,when a new schoolhouse was built on Bedford Street. In 1881 the School moved to Warren Avenue,where Jack attended for four years from 1902 to 1906.Boston English High School and Girls Latin were nearby. In 1922 the Latin School moved to a new building on Avenue Louis Pasteur in the Fenway.Admission requires an examination in mathematics and English.Courses offered were English, Latin, Greek, French, German, History, Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Music, Art, Physical Education,Health Education, Declamation. Declamation has been offered since the foundation of the Latin School. Jack kept many copies of the student-written Boston Latin School magazine "Register." Jack was especially fond of Caesar's "Gallic Wars" and Duruy's World History - originally 1848 French translated and updated 1898 by Professor Grosvenor of Amherst College.Jack was admitted to Harvard College 1906 based on the special Harvard exam used at that date. He attended a few classes but found he could not afford the two hundred dollars tuition.He would have been a classmate of T.S. Eliot, John Reed,Dan Lyne, Edward Illingworth. Latin prose composition was stressed- Jack remembered and quoted an example "Quos dii ruant, infurant" - based on the Greek of Sophocles' play "Antigone"- "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad." T_H_O_M_A_S__ C_R_A_V_E_N_ On March 30, l97l Mr. Thomas D. Craven, Secretary of the Boston Latin School Association supplied us with the names and addresses of the surviving members of Jack's class of l906.He listed George C.Adams,Dr. Augustus Cheever,Samuel B. Finkel, Dr. Emilio Goggio, Dr.Irving W. Jacobs, and Gardner Murphy, junior, among the ten surviving members of the class.Although he gave ten names and addresses of l906 members, we found only the named six alive. We wrote letters to the ten Mr. Craven named and had replies indicating that only six survived. F_R_E_D_E_R_I_C_K__ B. _W_I_L_L_I_A_M_S Mr. Frederick B. Williams of Roslindale and Needham had suggested we contact Mr. Craven.G_E_O_R_G_E __A_D_A_M_S George Carl Adams replied on March 10, l97l, "Dear Mrs. Barrett,So pleased to hear from you this morning.I am not sure if I can be of much help.Of course I knew John but not very well and I don't recall even having Bill Corley called "Stubby". I know Gardner Murphy very well indeed but the other boys not so well.You were very kind to send me so much information.It was very interesting. I hope you can get in touch with some of the boys who knew Jack very well and can give you the information you want.Write again and tell me how you get on.-George Carl Adams.(Milford, Connecticut)" Our letter to Joseph Merrill was answered from New York City on March 7, l97l by his son Arthur Merrill telling us his father had died on May 7, l970 at age eighty-one.He promised to get in touch with us if he came across anything of interest about the Boston Latin School experiences of his father, but we heard no more from him.We wrote several times to Dr.Austin Cheever of Honolulu and did not get a reply although friends told us he was alive but not in good health.He was a skin specialist. Dr. Emilio Goggio of California wrote twice but contributed no detailed information about his school years. He was a linguist graduated from Harvard in l909.A second letter from George Adams March 17, l97l "Henry Pennypacker was my favorite teacher.He taught Greek. He was later made headmaster. A wonderful man.We all got honors in Greek on entrance Exams at Dartmouth and Harvard." State Senator S_A_M_U_E_L __F_I_N_K_E_L On March 20, l97l the Honorable Samuel B. Finkel wrote from North Hollywood, California,"I feel badly that I am unable to furnish you with the information you would like concerning certain members of the Class of l906.About the only ones I remember strictly from my Latin School days are Fred Wilmot and John Poland- my closest friend following our Latin School days.The following I remember from later contacts in one way or another- Dan Lyne, Austin Cheever,Dave Niles, Henry Schnittkind and a few others whom I would meet casually.To my regret none of the others "rang a bell"- Goode, Goggio,.Jacobs, McCarthy.There is a deeply rooted Latin School tradition in my family.My two brothers went to Latin School-both of them distinguished themselves scholastically and in other ways.My only son was a member of the class of l934 or perhaps l933. There was a specially close relationship between him and William Pride Henderson. If without too much trouble a Xerox copy of the 1906 class dinner picture could be sent to me, I would appreciate it very much and would be glad to pay for whatever expense is involved. Do you have any idea of how many of the class are still living?Are Gardner Murphy and I the only ones? Don't hesitate to write again." (Note-William Pride Henderson lived in West Roxbury in later years, and Jack saw him when we moved there in l947.) D_A_N & G_E_N_E __L_Y_N_E On March 26,l97l Gene Lyne, son of Jack's close friend Dan Lyne sent a note enclosing the photostat copy of a few pages his father had written about the Latin School. Jack and Dan Lyne and Ed Illingworth of South Boston walked to the Latin School on Warren Avenue across the Fourth Street bridge, passing a Lithuanian church on West Fifth near B Street on the way. E_D_W_A_R_D__ I_L_L_I_N_G_W_O_R_T_H Illingworth studied in Europe with composer Ferruchio Busoni, moved to West Roxbury n Woirld War I era, and taught music in Boston Public Schools and played a church organ near the West Roxbury Parkway on Sundays.Dan Lyne's paper is entitled, "Preparatory School." "Boston Latin School was my preparatory school. I was a student there from l902 to l906.It is the oldest public school in the United States.The Boston Transcript described it as 'the school that dandled Harvard College on its knee.'I believe Harvard College was founded so that graduates of Boston Latin might have an institution near at hand in which to continue their studies.Ten per cent of the signers of the Declaration of Independence had been students at Boston Latin School.It was a long distance from my house to the school, but I rode it on the street car only twice- all other days I walked it over Dover Street bridge regardless of the weather, for the fare of five cents was worth saving, and I was never absent or late during the four years.I received more real education at the Boston Latin School than in any other place including Harvard and Harvard Law School.I was president of the Boston Latin School Association from 1941 to 1944.This year I have been asked to serve as judge at the school's annual prize declamation,for I am a member of the class which is fifty years out this year. I had graduated from grammar school before entering so I did not take the regular six year course.Boys so entering were known as 'out of course' students and were expected to get back into course at the end of their first or second year.I have never forgotten my first home lesson at Boston Latin School, memorizing declination of 'mensa'.I walked around and around a table at home and very seriously considered transferring to some other school.Each class had a 'home room teacher'.In the third class my home room teacher was Mr. Norton, in the second Mr. Rulandon, and in the First Mr. Chadwick ('Chad').I regret to have to record that in each of my four years I received more 'misdemeanor'marks than did any other boy in my class.Under the rules of the school this disqualified me from receiving any prizes or holding any commission in the school regiment.In my last year Mr. Fiske('Pa") the headmaster called me out from my room to the corridor and said to me,'Lyne, at the teachers' meeting last night it appeared you had enough misdemeanor marks to warrant a censure.You are color sergeant of the regiment, and I want you to carry the flag at the exercises next week,so I vetoed the censure. I did this because I feel you have an unusually well-rounded mind- most good students are excellent in language but only mediocre in mathematics,but you have been outstanding in both languages and mathematics,although your past censures have prevented your getting any prizes.'he next day Mr.Henderson our French teacher,called at me,'Lyne,one misdemeanor mark! -and I'm tempted to take you down to the gym and give you a lesson!' I replied, 'I'm ready and willing to go to the gym with you at any time.' Henderson:'Two misdemeanor marks!' Lyne 'Go to hell! 'Henderson,'You're censored.'So I did not carry the flag at the exercises the next week, but I have always loved 'Pa" Fiske for his kindness in trying to make it possible for me to do so. 'Pat Campbell succeeded Mr. Pennypacker- who had succeeded 'Pa' Fiske as head master at Boston Latin School-told me this story, 'Dan, I'm having a hard time keeping the boys up to the school's old standards of education. I was upbraiding one of them recently, and he said to me, "Mr. Campbell, I don't see why I should study any harder. It took Joe Kennedy seven years to get through Latin School,and look how well he has done."'"Dan Lyne's father was blind and peddled brooms in South Boston, where they lived at D and Third Streets across from Jack's cousins the Hartigans and Donovans.Dan became a district attorney in the early l920's, then went into law practice, and handled Jack's inheritance in l926 of three thousand dollars from his aunt Kate in San Francisco. Dan married Sue O'Brien of Dorchester and had five children and many granchildren. Their sons Eugene and Kerry Lyne became lawyers.Dan recommended John for Roxbury Latin School l947 and Jack for Boston College Law School l949. G_A_R_D_N_E_R __M_U_R_P_H_Y_On April 11,l971 Mr. Gardner Murphy junior of Cambridge Massachusetts wrote"THANK YOU FOR THE NEWS OF SOME OF THE 1906 MEN WHO HAVE MOVED AWAY AND IN SOME CASES PICKED OUT CALIFORNIA to settle. I have learned more about the class in the last few months than in all the years since graduation."He identified forty-six classmates in the official l906 photo for us. He was in investments and resided many years in Buffalo, New York, then retiring in Cambridge, Massachusetts where we located him and John visited his apartment. Captain USN I_R_V_I_N_G__ J_A_C_O_B_S On April 13, l97l we received a letter from Dr. Irving W. Jacobs of Tustin California "This will acknowledge your letters of March 8 and April 7, l97l. As my eyes have not been good for the past several months,this letter will be a short one.It was nice to hear of events and friends of your husband.He was a good friend in the Boston Latin Class of l906. He visited me aboard the Hospital ship RELIEF while in Guantanamo Bay. As we both did not speak Spanish,we had a difficult time communicating with the Cuban people. We had studied too much Latin and Greek while in Boston Latin School.Lieutenant Commander Corley a Naval Academy graduate was treated [CHECK MANUSCRIPT] by me about that time. We spoke of Boston Latin graduates- your husband was mentioned at that time. I do remember other Boston Latin l906 classmates such as Dan Lyne - later a lawyer in Boston - Sheehan - Captain of the baseball team and the Poland boys, Buckley, Ney, Neyhus (Niles) Finkel, Schnittkind (Henry Thomas), who wrote the words of the class song"The boys of 'six' do all kinds of tricks"- it was my pleasure to have written the music.Some professors at Boston Latin at that time were Dr. Irving Fiske, principal, Pennypacker professor of Greek, Henderson professor of French and Greek. -Stuffy Groce - professsor of English - a true sadist.He said to Ney,"Your mark in English this month is 15 - last month it was 20."Sorry but I cannot remember much more and must close" -Dr. Irving W. Jacobs, career opthalmologist, U.S. Navy. F_I_N_K_E_L (2) On April 23, l97l the Honorable Samuel Finkel wrote again from North Hollywood,California "You will be glad to know that I called Dr. Jacobs on the phone and had a pleasant talk with him during which we reminisced about our Boston Latin School teachers and classmates. Both of us agree you deserve a gold medal for trying to bring the surviving members of the class to the attention of each other.I explained to Jacobs that I have allowed my driver's license to lapse and so could not make the trip to Tustin,which is about fifty miles from here.Fortunately, Jacobs's wife can drive.I invited both of them to visit us in Los Angeles.I look forward to their visit. Schnittkind -He was an author-his pen name was HENRY THOMAS- he had a son who collaborated with him and later succeeded him either under the same name or a different one. Their publisher was Doubleday New York city. A letter to them will get you the information you want.If and when you get it,I would appreciate your letting me know what you have learned about him. D_A_V_I_D__ N_I_L_E_S- Niles You can get full information about him through Ford Hall Forum attention Judge Reuben Lurie Superior Court and -or Louis P.Smith.In my opinion Niles became the outstanding member of our class.His office was in the White House during the administrations of Truman and Franklin Roosevelt. He wielded tremendous power both in the White House and Congress. (Note Niles was an advisor expecially on labor matters and played a crucial role in President Truman's prompt diplomatic recognition of Israel and integration of black African Americans in United States Armed Services. Presidential speech-writer Clark Clifford supported the efforts of Niles, and President Truman overruled Secretary of State George Marshall, who threatened to resign but withdrew the threat after Truman's decision). Wilmot-He does not appear in the class picture [actually he does] but he certainly was a member of our class.He won the first prize in Declamation while still in the Second Class.He later became a professional actor then an advanced Universalist Minister and later religious editor of a well known newspaper in Providence Rhode Island.Groce the English teacher:[gap?] In a later letter which I hope my failing eyesight will not prevent me from writing, I shall use some of your comments and those of John as cues for some observations of my own."-Samuel Finkel.On May 24, l97l the Honorable Sam Finkel wrote again from North Hollywood,"In accordance with an exchange of letters and telephone calls between Dr. Irving Jacobs and myself Saturday May 22nd was fixed as the date for our reunion in his home.In every way the visit came off very well.It was not only a memorable occasion- but a pleasant one as well. The highlight of the visit was the class picture.Jacobs had never seen it before nor did he remember the occasion (a class dinner in l908). Mrs. Jacobs was not able to identify her husband nor me.I am writing Jacobs that his class song collaboarator [Henry Thomas]passed away.Incidentally he played the song, and we both sang it together.I know David Niles was never married. Sam Finkel."= J_O_H_N & L_U_C_I_L_E__ P_O_L_A_N_D For a number of years Jack had received attractive photo Christmas cards from his classmate John Poland, who had moved from West Roxbury to Camden, Maine in 1954. These cards motivated us to resume our habit of annual Christmas photos, as in Jack's active Navy years.On August l6, l963 Jack John and I visited Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll Poland junior at their home at 10 Trim Street in Camden Maine. We were reurning from a week's holiday touring Montpelier, Vermont,Lake Champlain, Roux's Point New York, Montreal Three Rivers, Quebec City, the Beauce Valley, Jackman. Maine.John Poland had attended Harvard college class of 1911 and divinity school and was very active as l906 Boston Latin class secretary, organizing reunions, round robin letters,and an extensive newsletter and questionnaire for the l935 school tercentennary.He also was founder of the West Roxbury Historical Society in l93l, having grown up on Temple Street.His father and uncle had developed a brand of washing machines.He moved to Maine in l954. His wife Lucile was a first cousin of West Roxbury Branch Public Librarian Pauline Walker, who helped Jack a great deal in 1950s and 1960s. Jack and John visited the Polands in Camden again in May l968 and shortly thereafter joined the West Roxbury Historical Society, in which we were active many years. John Poland died the same day as President Dwight Eisenhower, March 28, l969. Lucile lived to age 94, corresponded with the Barretts and West Roxbury Historical Society to 1988 or later, and went to a retirement home in Ossippee, New Hampshire, where she grew up.] Sophie Barrett notes: In June,l97l John Barrett went to Camden by bus to visit Mrs Poland, who gave him the l906 Boston Latin class photo and a big box of Boston Latin materials and items for the West Roxbury Historical Society, including John Poland's notes on early settlers in the Baker Street area near Brook Farm, beginning around l690, originally in Newton but annexed to Roxbury and Boston.On this trip John Barrett also saw Captain and Mrs. Haskell Todd in Belfast, Maine, where they discussed discussed the 1938-1939 voyages of the tanker TRINITY. Mrs. Poland drove John to Mount Megunticook where Edna St. Vincent Millay had the idea for her best-known poem. On May 23, 1971 Lucile Poland, wife of Jack's Boston Latin School classmate wrote to John from Camden, Maine: "Dear John, Thank you very much for the photograph of the Boston Latin School class including my John when he was a youth. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in having the picture copied for me, and I hope you will overlook my negligence in not thanking you sooner. I do not know any of John's Latin School classmates. I met Dan Lyne once and your father when you three called on us here in our home. [When John was a guest at Mrs. Poland's home in Camden one month after receiving this letter - June, 1971- Mrs. Poland told him that she had gone to Hawaii to visit Doctor and Mrs. Austin Cheever. He was a 1906 classmate of John Poland at Boston Latin School. Maybe she didn't realize he was a BLS classmate - thought of him only as an old Boston friend.] I have heard John speak of several of the others, so their names are familiar to me. You may be interested in having this late class reunion picture. I wonder if your father is in this picture. John is seated directly back of #10. I do not wish to have the picture returned.What a pity that John and I have no sons and daughters to cherish some of our intimate belongings. We found each other too late. When we were maried in 1944, I was forty-nine, and John was fifty-eight. At that time I suggested we adopt a litte boy or a girl or both, but John said, "No, we are too old, - it wouldn't be fair to the children", and we have done many things to help other people's children. In so doing, we have derived much pleasure and satisfaction. = I do have many friends here in Camden. My roots are firmly planted here, and I should hesitate to leave the house where John and I spent the happiest years of our life. The house is big, but I love it. I was glad to hear of the activities of thr West Roxbury Historical Society. [Jack Barrett was a member of this Society]. [Sophie later joined]. = One reason for my delay in thanking you was that I wished to go to the attic to look among John's things for Latin School memorabilia. I found a box marked "Boston Latin School" containing papers and photographs.One large class picture mounted on cardboard. Your father's class picture is in the group, and I think there are three or four of the teachers. [John brought this picture home and had reproductions made for the six surviving classmates as John Poland had named everyboy in the photograph]. = "Now then you offered your help, and I am going to accept your offer. My thought is this: Maybe you could ask some friend to take a drive with you some pleasant day this early summer, = drive to Camden, and pick up these things. I have a guest room with a big double bed if you wiah to stay overnight." = [John went to visit Mrs. Poland and returned with a big box of Boston Latin memorabilia.] = From the Boston Globe Librarian I learned on June 9, 1971 that David K. Niles [Neyhus] died on September 28,1952. The Globe carred the obituary on September 29, 1952 in the A.M. edition. It was on the front page. John made a copy at the Boston Public Library, where the paper, going back to 1872 is on microfilm. = John Barrett had a very enjoyable June, 1971 visit in Camden and also in Belfast, Maine saw Captain and Mrs. Haskell C. Todd , who reminisced about the voyages of the tanker TRINITY to the Philippines, Dutch Indies, Dutch Harbor, and Japan. Mrs. Poland showed him the mountain where Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote one of her best known poems, and gave much material both on Boston Latin School and West Roxbury. The founding of the West Roxbury Historical Society was his idea in 1931, though Harold Arnold, minister of Theodore Parker Church became the first president. John Poland had a great interest in a 1767 School House on Centre St., the old post road traveled by George Washington and his troops in 1775. He also made extensive notes on early families of 1690-1800 near John Eliot Pulpit Rock the later site of Brook Farm. A tradition came down through these families and their descendants to the farmer who sold the Brook Farm site to George Ripley and took back a mortgage autumn 1841. .. Samuel Finkel wrote that he got into Massachusetts politics at an early age and was the youngest elected member of the State Senate in history. 1906 PHOTO IDENTIFICATIONS: l906 photo [left to right in each row, beginning at back] BACK ROW 1.Arthur Timothy Good 2 Winthrop Snow Ney 3. Pierpont MCloskey Cowan 4 George Francis McCarthy 5 John Carroll Poland junior 6 Francis J. Fallon 7 Emilio Goggio 8 Earnest Rudolph Wonemuth,junior? 9 Michael Sisonsky TEACHERS SECOND FROM BACK 10 William Foster Rice, teacher Joseph Webber Chadwick teacher, William Pride Henderson French teacher Henry Pennypacker,Greek teacher. THIRD ROW FROM BACK 14 John Patrick Buckley l5 John Edward Mahoney l6 Samuel Krensky (dentist) 17 Charles Jacales Gale l8 Royal Norton Hallowell l9 Joseph Daniel Donovan 20 David Kahn Neyhus 21 John Berchmans Barrett 22 Albert Hussey 23 Irving W. Jacobs 24 James Humphrey 25 Joseph R. Sheehan FOURTH ROW FROM BACK [second front Front]26 Louis Walter Hickey 27 James Joseph Goode 28 Averille Daily Carlisle 29 Joseph John Mahoney 30 William Angus Corley 31 Cornelius Francis Regan 32 Percy Anthony Broderick 33 John Timothy Reardon 34 Edward Victor Hickey (son a banker?) 35 Richard Dobbyn 36 Austin Walter Cheever 37 Bernard Wolf FRONT ROW 38 Stanley W. Moulton 39 Samuel Benjamin Finkel 40 Francis Stephen Killilea 41 John Michael Spillane 42 Charles Edward Vincent Mansfield 43 Joseph Leo Merrill 44 Joseph Warren Doherty 45 Daniel Joseph Lyne 46 Gardner Murphy second 47 George Carl Adams 48 Henry Joseph Conroy 49 Henry Thomas Schnittkind. Not in picture Edward P. Illingworth,Chrles Nathan Woyzenski. In a letter from Samuel Finkel dated July 4, l97l he says, "In the picture you sent I was glad to be reminded of Sisonsky (#9) He was the essence of gentility humility and dignity of demeanor.He graduated from the Harvard medical School and became a successful doctor in Boston.Unhappily he died much too young.He worked his way through school as an usher at the Colonial Theater.Reverently I bow my head in his memory.Thanks a million for sending me the class pucture.It both gladdened me and saddened me. May your trip to Ireland be both pleasurable and fruitful. Regards to your mother-Sam Finkel" Mr. Finkel refers to a l908 photo at a l906 class reunion dinner which about eigheen attended including Jack Barrett.[This photo was stolen l993, but a photocopy survives.] Boston Latin later turned to one big reunion of all classes, but in the early l900's classes had individual dinners. We still have a copy of the official l906 senior class picture, from the Poland collection. A_N_N J_A_C_O_B_S -On September 14, l971 Mrs. Ann Jacobs wife of Irving W. Jacobs wrote from Tustin, California,"Dr. Jacobs and I would like to thank you for bringing two old Boston Latin School classmates together after sixty-five years. Mr. Finkel and his wife paid us a visit along with his son in June. We found them to be a lovely couple.(go to p. 445A)and enjoyed their vist very much. Dr. Jacobs and Mr. Finkel had a wonderful time talking over old times, and it was amazing how well they could remember events after such a long time. Mr. Finkel's wife Dora is a delightful person and we all love her. Last Saturday we paid a return visit at their son Larry's home. They too are lovely people and we had a very enjoyable visit. We are looking forward to a pleasant and lasting friendship, thanks to you. We also wish to thank you for the pictures you sent.Dr Jacobs could remember quite a few of them and little incidents connected with them. He regrets not being able to give you more help in your search for more acquaintances of your late husband. Mr. Finkel told us there are six living of the classmates.We have been married for eleven years. Thank you again for bringing the Finkels and the Jacobs' together " - Mrs. Irving Jacobs D_A_N_A Lee T_H_O_M_A_S & H_E_N_R_Y T_H_O_M_A_S Niles,Dana Thomas-Boston Latin-1906- Dana Thomas,David Niles- On June 9, l97l Dana L. Thomas, son of Henry Thomas originally named Schnittkind, wrote from New York City: My father was indeed a member of the Class of l906 at Boston Latin School, knew Senator Finkel,and possibly some of the others you have mentioned in your letter.He always spoke to me with great affection about those years in school and to the end re-lived the happy memories of those days. I was born and brought up in Boston and while I have not been living there for thirty years, I have warm, fond feelings for it.Recently my son Peter was graduated from Harvard, the third of his family to go there.He graduated magna cum laude and Phil Beta Kappa and in visiting him during his student years I had occasion to return to Boston and Cambridge and retrace some of my own years while visiting him. My father's family name was originally Levon.The Levons came from Russia.My father's oldest brother was the first to emigate to the United States at the turn of the century, and he adopted the name Schnittkind- I don't know why.My father began writing in the early l920's using his first two names given at birth- Henry Thomas- and after having written over twenty books he made Thomas the legal family name.Born in poverty my father made a brilliant record at Latin School,graduating with one of the highest academic records awarded a student.He became the protege as a student of one of his Boston Latin teachers, Mr. Charles Capen,[longtime Dedham resident] a gentleman in his eighties who wanted to adopt my father as a son so that he could give him the opportunities that my father's parents were unable to provide.But his parents were unwilling to give my father up.My father went to Harvard on scholarships, walking from Boston to Cambridge to save the fare- he graduated in three years after winning numerous honors.He graduated in the famous class of l9l0 which included Walter Lippman, T.S Eliot, Heyward Broun and many others.My father received his Ph.d in the Classics in, I believe, l9l4.This is merely a thumbnail sketch, I realize, but I will be happy to fill you in with anything else you might want to know that I can recall personally or have been told about.In the methew best of luck in your biography and I hope it will come to a happy fruition. Best regards, Dana L. Thomas." Information about Henry Schnittkind, who wrote as Henry Thomas AB, MA and Ph.D was educated at Boston Latin School l906 and Harvard l9l0. Although he has been editor of the Stratford magazine, President of the Stratford Book Company,a teacher at Boston University and Headmaster at Fairfax Preparatory School most of his life has been devoted to writing.Dr. Thomas hasbeen author or co-author of more than forty books including "The Living World of Philosophy" "The Complete Book of English" and "Living Biographies of Great Philosophers." Doubleday sent us his book,"Understanding the Great Philosophers."- He also wrote "Mathematics Made Easy" "Science Subjects made Easy" "Stories of the Great Dramas and Their Authors"- "The Story of the United States" "The Story of Knowledge" "The Story of the Human Race" "The Wonder Book" "The Poets of the Future" and co-authored with Dana Lee Thomas (his son) "Living Biographies of Religious Leaders" "Great Scientists" "Famous Rulers" "American Statesmen" "Famous Men" "Great Composers" "Great Poets" "Great Painters" "Famous Americans" "Famous Novelists" "Famous Women". David Niles of Class of l906 (originally surname was Neyhus). See copy of New York times obituary which John reproduced at the Library. In l936 James Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins invited David Niles to Washington from Boston.In l94l or l942 he became a resident assistant to the President at the White House.He retired in 1951 after serving Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. He was bitterly attacked by anti-Israel factions as reported in New York Times story May 5, l948. Active member of Ford Hall Forum in Boston, Never attended college. President Sachar of Brandeis was an authority on Niles, and Brandeis University has an archive on him." Sam Krensky of the 1906 class became a dentist, and Jack Barrett often talked with him and his wife in South Brookline. Boston Latin graduates 1909 Coleman Silbert attorney 1910 James Bowe MOLONEY of South Boston Lincoln School HARVARD 1914 HARVARD MEDICAL 1917 career Naval officer 1917-1950 Captain USN was at Battle of Midway on NORTHAMPTON, where he frequently saw the great Admiral Raymond Spruance. Dr. Moloney recollected that Joseph P. Kennedy of 1908 class was his unit's outstanding drill commander during the Boston Latin military training program.BOSTON LATIN 1912 William Joseph Barrett, Secretary of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after 39 year career in Policyholders Service Bureau and developing group health plans MIT 1916, U.S. Army officer World War I. John Vaccaro Harvard college 1916 & law school 1919 attorney & conveyancer. Archibald Dresser appraiser. F_R_E_D_E_R_I_C_K__GILLIS & family: Frederick Gillis teacher, especially business and economics, Boston College and Boston Superintendant of Schools. Fred Gillis and his grandson participated in March,1985 West Roxbury Historical Society program saluting 350 anniversary of school, along with head master Contompasis, Sophie and John Barrett, who organized the program, Frank Molloy, Miss Gretch, and many Boston Latin alumni and their families. Representatives of Boston Latin and Latin Academy now both coeducational participated. Fred Gillis wrote books for his granddaughter while her father was in Vietnam in miitary service. Many West Roxbury residents have had Boston Latin ties, and information on them will be appreciated. They include former Vice-Principal Albert van Steenbergen, James F. Sullivan, senior, tax expert George McLaughlin, Frank Crosson, Richard Whiting Bonney photographer of West Roxbury Historical Society, Edward Mulvanity, James Gibbons, Thomas Hegarty, attorneys William White and William Looney, and Girls Latin alumnae Beatrice Dunham, Dorothy Collins Sullivan and her daughter Dorothy Sullivan Ryan.. Boston Latin principal Wilfred O'Leary and his wife, though Jamaica Plain residents, were members of the West Roxbury Historical Society many years, and he was president in 1982. He was also principal of Roslindale High School. Jack Barrett while at Boston Latin 1905 dated Helen Cochrane of East Fourth Street, South Boston. She was a friend and neighbor of Mollie Manning Curtaz and Anna Manning, who became longtime residents on Linnet Street West Roxbury.. [from Notebook 4 p 61] "To Lieutenant Commander John B. Barrett c/o Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -[from] 378 Columbia Road, Dorchester Massachusetts April 8, 1937 Dear Jack, I am sure you will be very much surprised to hear from me, and I hope not angry at me for writing. My mother has just passed away, and so I have been trying to straighten things out here. = While going through some boxes today, I found all the many pleasant letters you had written as far back as 1910 (my - I'm old). Mother had them all neatly tied and marked, and after reading some of them, I thought I would just drop you a line. = Trust you have been well and happy all these years. Sometime would like so much to say "Hello" if you ever happen to be in this locality. = With kindest regards and pleasant memories of a past friendship, I am - Sincerely, Helen P. Cochrane." . Harvard -Arnold Arboretum botanist Bernice Schubert long editor of Arnold Arboretum Journal specialist on legumes and Dioscoraceae and distinguished photographer who worked with botanist Fernald at Harvard herbaria attended Girls Public Latin and recalls that one of her classmates Sylvia Rehder Wetherell of Jamaica Plain was the daughter of dendrologist Alfred Rehder. There were only forty-seven students in the class of 1906 with Jack Barrett, but demand for quality education led to rapid growth before the time when Bill Barrett was in class of 1912, and in the early 1950s, average Harvard College freshman classes had more than eighty Boston Latin graduates. Readers of Pauline Holmes's 1935 history published by the Harvard School of Education should note the remarkable satiric poem "The Grammarian's Funeral" by Benjamin Thompson the Boston Latin schoolmaster about 1703. Jack Barrett his junior year had a better grade in French than in Greek but nevertheless was encouraged to continue Greek with the famous Henry Pennypacker, and resumed his French at Revenue Cutter School and practiced the language on ITASCA cruises in France 1909-11 and again on MARBLEHEAD 1924 and touring Europe with Sophie 1932. Many Boston Latin alumni recollected a curious cheer "Red nose, Stuffy nose, Sis-Boom-Bah!" concerning the English teacher Bryon "Stuffy Groce". I do not know circumstances of its composition, but it remained popular with a generation of alumni. Dr. James B. Moloney class of 1910 was active in Alcohol treatment and bloodbank after his 1950 Navy retirement and lived at Harvard Club of Boston many decades, then at Soldiers Home Chelsea until September 1980 after surgery for aortic aneurysm. He loved the Lawrence Welk musical television broadcasts. He liked to quote the inscription on Emerson Hall in Harvard yard - originally from Bible apparently a favorite of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "What is Man the Thou are Mindful of him?" He recollected that when his Harvard 1914 classmates had their 1939 twenty-fifth reunion in the outdoor Tercentennary Theatre in front of Widener Library, his classmate James Bryan Conant was University president and classmate Leverett Saltonstall was Massachusetts governor - later senator. Doctor Moloney had a favorite limerick: "There once were two cats in Kilkenny. Each thought 'twas one cat too many. They fought and they fit. They scratched, and they bit. Until instead of two cats there weren't any."


Reunion dinner of Boston Latin class of l906 held l908 p41 #961


Back row seventh from right Jack Barrett, sixth John Buckley, ;fourth Dan Lyne, third Ed Illingworth. Seated far left probably Henry Thomas formerly named Schnittkind; John C. Poland of West Roxbury, State senator Sam Finkel, gap---;second from right George Carl Adams 1908 photo THIS photo was given to Sophie and John Barrett in l971 by Lucile Poland of Camden Maine, widow of John Carroll Poland, l906 class Secretary, 1911 Harvard grad and founder of West Roxbury & Braintree Historical Societies. Sophie made copies for two surviving classmates in California former Massachusetts state Senator and lawyer Sam Finkel and Navy ophthalmologist Dr. Irving W. Jacobs.They expressed enthusiastic interest in the photo in correspondence preserved in Sophie Barrett memoirs.


l953 mock epic by John Barrett junior "Teaching Men better ways of Life" Click on cartoon to read text of poem


Jerry Murray cartoon illustrates John Barrett mock epic suggested by Fred Weed's treatment of Alexander Pope p. 41 #327 text is visible by clicking on cartoon.First portion deals with an incident that actually occurred on night of dress rehearsal of Roxbury Latin School Play "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville, spring l952.Remainder features personalities of the masters - in order Phil Bridgess,Gerhard Rehder, Van Courtlandt Elliott, Ralph Houser, Richard Whitney, Giuseppe deLellis,Whitney Blair,Albert Kelsey,M. Nonnenmacher,Cary Potter, Leo Foley, Joseph Sasserno, Frederick Weed. The iambic pentameter meter permits an iambic or trochaic first foot in each line, and an anapest or iamb in the third foot. The second, fourth, and fifth foot are always iambic, and an unaccented final syllable is optional at the end of the line after the fifth foot. The Murray family lived one block from the Barretts at Rustic & Bellevue Streets. In l974-5 Jerry Murray in Perth, Western Australia got to know Jack Barrett's second cousin Gerard Buckley, native of Ilford, Essex England through John Smart, son of Marion Lewis Smart, Sophie Barrett's lifelong friend and correspondent who was l923 Mount Holyoke Class president. A native of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, Marion married Vin Smart, graudated of Harvard law. After living in New Jersey and summering in Bucks Harbor Maine, they eventually moved year-round when Vin retired to Starboard, Bucks Harbor, where they knew Mrs. Herman Ingalls, whose husband was skipper of lighthouse tender ZIZANIA, when Jack was aboard September-December 1912.TEXT of 1953 poem: l953 RLS poem Teaching Men Better Ways of Life" by john Barrett The ways, we sing,of the school of grand Frederickus, Thine inspiration now if e'er be with us, Pallas Athene, who didst teach so grand, Piteous Arachne to weave the glimm'ring strand- Gossamer grace for sacred TRIPOD's hall, Till two most vile, most wicked oafs did fall From the far famed fenetre' there proud on high Whence floats the glorious golden light from sky, Whence wafts the fragrant breeze from fields and trees; Editors meditate divine, and sneeze. Twenty-one feet above the heath beneath, This window,with its cigarette smoke wreath, Did boast the web far most intricate and fine Of all that e'er Arachnid did entwine. Two base and vulgar, boorish, ugly louts Spurred on by guilty conscience, seized by doubts Raged in their madness unchecked and groaned aloud, By Delphic sanctuary quite uncowed. Sought they escape from profaned TRIPOD temple. The same fool plan did come to minds both simple. Not to their brutish eyes did beauty matter Glory of glories! in moments just a tatter! Uncouth, a paw did grasp the windowlock. And twisted, snapped it open with a shock. The lock unwrenched,the window moaned anent Jealous to keep its esteemed ornament. Gossamer trembles awaiting cruel death; Beauty implores and weeps and holds her breath. The window's every timber creaks and strains. The rogues will ope it only with grat pains. The first with mighty right arm attempts a heave. Result: a splinter in hand for hgim to grieve. The fullest strength of both to bear is brought. And yet at first by neither aught is wrought. Stubborn, they stomp and slip and scowl and swear, Turbulent, truculent, thump, and tear their hair. Panic pervades and prevails; at footsteps faint Their guiult-filled consciences cringe and shun ....restraint. With superhuman strength renewed they strive - In vain the window combats as if alive. Weep, O Arachne, thy toil was a waste. Utterly ruined by monsters without taste. The window hurtles up. Mere floating dust Recalls the art destroyed by thoughtless lust. Tragedy! Villainy! Monstrous! Evil! Pathos! Murder! Catastrophe! O! Confusion! Chaos! But now the footsteps had approached so near, That both the bold bad boys did jump in fear. Twenty-one feet they fall to meet their fates. Twenty-one feet with e'er increasing rates Twenty-one feet they fly without a sound, Twenty-one feet they plop and bump the ground. But lo! the first is injured not a jot-- (God saves both imbecile and idiot). So Good, and Law, and Justice, Right, and Honor Do doubly punish the second, wretched boor. As Hephaestus plunged from noon till night 'Ere on the isle of Lemnos did he light, Cast into banishment from high Olympus By the great hand of mighty, wrathful Zeus, And evermore in one foot quite halt and lame His own presumption alone at fault to blame, So in like manner this mad-cap youth is hurt, Crippled and pained in one leg. He hits the dirt, Never again to taste the purer air Of intellectual joys in TRIPOD's lair. Alas, Olympus is lost; he now must crawl Twenty-one feet below, with mortals all. But still we pray that you do not suppose, Pallas Athene, that we intend to lose All our great song on beasts as foul as these. But know, dear gentle reader, if you please, We do not write to tease or tantalize Or satirize, but to immortalize. Therefore if we should call you nasty names, Be glad, for we perpetuate your fames. We shall narrate of Roxbury Latin School The place where dwell the wise man and the fool. But not in equal numbers. Happ'nings there Are brought to pass by spirits fould and fair. (Phil Bridgess) Business managers of all the spirits Are best, and least are thanked for all their merits. Ten thousand strong, they guard the school from harm By naughty boys and malicious evil charm. One on each light-switch sternly sits and dares You waste a watt and think he's unawares. One at each window waits and wags a finger. "Now no more heat till the office freezes over!" Two thousand more attend each prom and dance, To ascertain that ill not hap perchance. And o'er them all rules Mathematicus, To see that all goes well - no fuss, no muss. (Gerhard Rehder) But tempus fidgets, and now we must obey Permanent Student Supervisors' sway. And these alone to the O. Historicii Do swear their homage and willing fealty. The O. Historicii quiet down the lib'ry, "All right, get out, get out, and do it quickly! They keep a monstrous filing cabinet. "You're an alumnus?, Well my boy, you're in it!" (Van Courtlandt Elliott) Then, a benevolent race of saintly sprites Teach Barbaroi the Noble Tongue's delights. "Look at the text! its integrity respect! This isn't sight, is it? It's not correct. Repeat now 'Phero, oiso, enegka, Enenocha..." (and er et cetera). And dignity and propriety they guard Lest something naughty escape the Tripod bard. And so from eight forty-five in class each day These gentle gnomic genii have their way. (Ralph Houser) Up in the lab a quiet spirit watches To save the goldfish the mean OBSERVER snatches. Another, generous, good, indeed, and kind Takes us to see petroleum refined. A third makes steam, and rainbows on the wall, Lightning, and pendulums that rise and fall. Chemistry, physics, biology, in triplet Knowing all science there is by heart - is met. (Richard Whitney and Class Six) Down in the cave where Sixth Class creatures crawl Flame=haired gargantui guard, grown great and tall. Here in the Tartarean shades they reign Countenance full of rue to prove again Swift-foot Achilles knew whereof he spake When to Odysseus beside the Stygian Lake He told in grief how more happy far was one That, even servant or student, 'neath the sun Lived in the upper air, whate'er his lot, Than mighty monarchs that rule this nether spot, Where Lethe hath removed from all his kingdom Knowledge, intelligence, wit; and made them dumb. (Giuseppe DeLellis) Apollo brings from Parnassus printing press 'An Introduction to Music.' Much distress Four dollars worth- this brings to penny-pinchers Deaf to life's finest music, thoughtless curs. At two-o-one shall Pan with Phoebus strive In discord weakly can the Glee Club thrive. But if the boys sing badly - no alarm, The girls can not resist Apollo's charm. (I expect to improve this as with Potter in a revision). (Nonnenmacher) (Whitney Blair) Down in Class Four some quaint young sprites are found; In basketball and tennis round they bound. But they indulge in wicked heresy; Latin a rival to Greek they think to be. But let them earn their living selling stamps, Unless each one his opinion soon revamps. For such queer views, we warn you with a passion, Must never come at this school to be in fashion. (I hope nobody misunderstood this - the narrator of the poem is supposed to be a senior who admires everything traditional including the TRIPOD and the GREEK LANGUAGE and the Upper Floor of the Buiilding - Class I, the faculty and deplores Sixies and the upstart Latin language. The humor is aimed at the narrator of the poem, not at Mr. Blair - I hope nobody misunderstood). Albert Kelsey) Where starving wrestlers many a day undined Into a grimy mat their faces grind; Puffing and heaving weights we find Overseer spirits mighty, good, and kind. To catch their breath they run a flight upstairs And guard decorum in Debate affairs, Where winged words with reckless whirling wrath Strive to ring shrill in their ears: 'My friends, the path is clear. The Bible, Doctor Johnson, we, Both Ike and Harry, Churchill all agree. But not in terms of personality We prove our case, but actuality, And much statistic factuality, And beg you face at once reality And you who live in this locality Shall find no semblance of normality; And realize this great fatality Abhorrent is to all morality.' (spoof of debating). De Suisse a nous venaient tout recemment Des bons esprits avec profond accent. Il ne parlent guere anglais, ni nous francias. Mais tout de meme si vous-meme leur causez, Pourtant, sans doute vous vous amuserez, Car ils connaissent en France les belles si gaies. Faisons acceuil fort grand, sincere, et bon, Il y en a un devoir clair pour chacun. (Cary Potter) Titans rule Titans in Class One on High But wise enough to obey great Zeus almighty. Spirits of mighty over mighty men here rule. Would it were more like this throughout the school! (next four lines I hope to replace- any ideas?) Ever so high, these spirits' foreheads must Trail at their tails behind their heels in dust. And hence though youth is not yet half entinguished E'en now they look exceedingly distunguished. (Leo Foley) Now all these spirits we have named, so far, In common have one thing particular. Monday through Friday early all arise; One race there is of them contrariwise. They need not come and sit in Hall each morn, And gaze at students weary and forlorn. Fall afternoons they come and teach football; And track in winter, and in spring baseball. Easiest are they to recognize in spring By their huge visors, not by features hiding. (Joseph H. Sasserno) Sad is the school that so many weeks have passed Since it one kindly face and smile saw last. We wish him evermore good health and luck And great our admiration for his pluck. (Fred Weed) Above these myriad good spirits, A mighty monarch, who well the post befits, Zeus, Fulminator, Fredrickus, holds his sway, Headmaster, wise above all, shall have his way. He is so perfect that words are breath for naught. By his great hand all miracles are wrought. This our theology, these pow'rs divine; And if your whimseys to myth should still incline, Your inner marrow we'll chill some other time, Of evil demonology our rime. But now the call of homework to obey, Like slinking shadows we silent slip away." I WOULD LIKE TPO DO SOMET5HING BETTER on Cary Potter - I say he is a Titan ruling CLass I our home room teacher & looks very distiguished, but I want to elimainte referecne to his baldness - and put in something complientary about Soccer, his Current Events course (do you remember this?) - his wife, our visit to his home - Yale -Any ideas - I particularly would appreciate info. about his current Events course. To be continued -best - John Barrett


Mount Holyoke students, probably in Brigham Hall


p. 41 # 328 or #963. CHRONOLOGY 1970 JANUARY 11 Robert Hinckley + J26 Mrs. p 366-370 FEBRUARY 21 Stika p 398 Zeusler p 392-398 F27 Medina 585 MARCH 1 Baylis M 11 M 15 Milton Daniels M 23 Milton Daniels M24 Dench at Chelsea M26 Paul Johnson APRIL 9 Webster Ap11 Rose Ap12 Miscoski A15 Paul Rice p 506 Ap17 Marjory Rainey Ap16 Dench Ap17 Fultz Ap 19 Webster Ap23 Dench + Walter Calhoun + Ed Arroyo Ap28 Ralph Earle p. 401 TRUXTUN Bradford NBk 4 p 58 MAY 14 Stika p. 400 Nbk 4 p 96 Sister Mary Irma Harkins JUNE 23 Paca 24 Gene Nelson 30 Ashley JULY 2 Peake J8 Ann Taylor J13 Nbk 4 p. 44 Paca J16 nbk 4 p 45 Costello CLAXTON J25 nbk4 p 70 Stika J27 Arroyo nbk4 J29 Fultz nbk 4 p 81 J 31 Del Valle + nbk 4 p 65+ 84 Bronson nbk 4 p 77 Eugene Lyne p 86 AUGUST 4 Ceres A9 Turke Gate of Heav nbk 4 p 110 A 10 Catherine Casey Jim Moloney p 94 Palmer p 95 A11 John Snow A12 Fitzgerald Shipmate A13 Bronson A14 Pang A15 Katherine D. Kennedy A16 Elvira Mehegan A 17 Stika nbk 4-129 A 19 Bradford A 25 Babe A 27 Candler nbk 4-153 SEPTEMBER 3 Babe S4 BRANTINGHAM nbk 4 S6 Elvira S 15 Loretto NOVEMBER 4 Ashley 542 N12 Ashley nbk 4-292 1971 JANUARY 26 Dale Collins March 17 Leo Harkins 548 March 22 Sean O Farrell 549 March 25 Loreto Buckley APRIL2 Dahlquist 552 bloody Saturday Ap 8 YORKTOWN April 12 Ivan McCormack 565 April 15 Dahlquist cut rope 566 MAY 6 Bradford 568 May 15 Loretto + OFarrells 570 Dahlq log 572 573 chefoo servants May 23 Lucile Poland JUNE 4 Ivan McCormack 572 JULY 24 Cyril Buckley 574 NOVEMBER 27 Kathleen Taylor 576