The following January 11, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 7, column 3:
MILITARY PROBLEM STRIKES LOWELL HIGH
The military problem is striking at the boys in Lowell High. The boys are enlisting in all branches of the armed service. Richard Burgess, a would-be senior, is in the Marines.
Duane Ashton, Art Kasparian and Herman Allie have enlisted in the Navy, but have deferments until the end of this school year.
Alva Peffley has enlisted in the army. Mr. Adams, our science teacher, has enlisted in the Air Force. John D Strickhorn has enlisted in the Navy. These are a few of the enlistments.
The boys have been enlisting to avoid the draft law.
Many other boys are considering enlisting so they can choose their preferred branch of service.
This January 10, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Arthur Kasparian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kasparian, and Herman Allie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Allie, Sr., of near Mt. Ayer, left Monday, January 8th, for Great Lakes Naval Training Station to start their 11 weeks basic training. The Allies formerly lived near Lake Dalecarlia and Herman graduated from Lowell high school last spring.
This April 3, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 3:
Completes Recruit Training
Art Kasparian completed recruit training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center March 22 and arrived home Monday to enjoy a 14-day leave with his parents and other relatives and friends.