from “Society Notes” in the April 1930 issue of Lowell High School’s magazine called “Review”:
“March 25th was a big day for Virginia Lord. She celebrated her eighteenth birthday with a dinner and dance party at the Nashua Country Club. The party was attended by ten couples who left Lowell in time to arrive at the club at around 7 o’clock when dinner was served. After this, dancing was enjoyed until a late hour, the music being furnished by a local orchestra. The chaperones were Mr and Mrs Harry C. Lord and Mr and Mrs Harry A. Porter. Everyone had a wonderful time, and hated to think that the long-looked-forward to party was over. — A crowd of girls gathered at “Sug” Porter’s house on March 24th to spend the afternoon and evening. It was “Sug’s” birthday … The evening passed altogether too quickly and everyone hated to look at the clock which told them it was time to leave. — The only afternoon dance of the Lenten season was held on Monday afternoon, March 17, by the Sophomore Class. A large crowd attended. … The prize waltz was won by Pauline Bonneville and Eddie Bruce, while the fox trot was won by Alice Farrell and George McGuane. — During the past few weeks we have noticed several graduates home from college on vacations. It seemed good to see the old familiar faces back again. Elizabeth Knowles was home from Wheaton, Dan Sullivan from Roxbury Prep., Dan Cullinan from Bowdoin Prep., Donald Kimball from Hebron, Natalie Jordon from LaSalle, and Tillie Laurin from Smith. — The Tri-Hi girls entertained the blind people at the Whistler House on Tuesday, April 8. … Those participating were Carolyn Blanchard, Charlotte Keene, Bessie Johnson, Barbara Lord, and Virginia Byam. — Arthur Cantara is the president of this year’s Sophomore Class. Arthur is the son of Mr and Mrs Cantara of 118 Appleton St. He was president of last year’s freshman class, which was one of the most progressive in the history of the school. Arthur is an accomplished musician. He plays solo clarinet in our band and also plays in the St Peter’s Cadet Band. … Mildred Scanlon, the daughter of David Scanlon, 844 Central St., is first vice-president of the Sophomore organzation. Mildred is very well known as a pupil of the Ethlynd-Naomi Russian Ballet School. From the time she graduated from St Peter’s School in 1928, she has figured prominently in many programs in High School. In the minstrel shows of both years and at various entertainments, she had done solo acrobatic dancing. She also was in Gym night this year. … [Note: In 1930, eight of the ten class officers in the Freshman and Sophomore classes were graduates of St Peter’s School; the other two were graduates of St Michael’s and Morey Junior High School.] … ”
Business advertisers in “Review” are Lowell Institution for Savings (full back page), The Bon Marche and D. L. Page Co. “at the clock in the square” (half page each inside front cover), A. G. Pollard Company [“Tell your parents about the wonderful value we are offering on Washing Machines–$2 down, $2 weekly”] and Wm. J. Burbeck Co., for milk and cream (half page each inside back cover). A sampling of inside page ads: Gordon Hand Styled Clothes, Macartney’s with New Spring Mac-Art Suits for $25, Barry’s Market, Chin Lee Company: High-Class American and Chinese Restaurant, Lowell Buick Company, Depot Taxi, YMCA, Faber the Jeweler, The Kimball School (for business), Webster’s Five Drug Stores on High, Bridge, Westford, and Middlesex streets and in the Sun Building, Old Lowell National Bank, Prince-Cotter Co. for L.H.S. rings, United Cloak and Suit Store, Hamel’s Portrait Studio, Sullivan Bros. Printers, F. and E. Bailey & Co. (“The only ethical Drug Store in Lowell”), Talbot Clothing Co., Lowell Ice Company, and Marion in the Fairburn Buidling, for Graduation Portraits (full page ad).