Abington Friends School - Outward Bound Yearbook (Jenkintown, PA)
- Class of 1950
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Barbara Ruch
BUSINESS MANAGER, Stefannie Todd
PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR, Jean Henderson
MARY HELEN BICKLEY
It is in the spirit of sincere gratitude that the Class of 1950 Wishes to
dedicate this Outward Bound to Miss Bickley as a reminder of our close
association with her. By willing mind and hand and with unending patience
she has directed many of our efforts, and her convincing, helpful manner
has been a guide to us throughout our senior year. Most of all, perhaps, is
that enlightenment that has come through her warmth of heart as Well as
mind. Just as We shall remember her friendly influence, so shall we make
every endeavor, stimulated by her interest in each of us, to make ourselves
Worthy of her praise, and we shall always remember her not only as a
teacher but as a friend.
ELIZABETH G. SMITH
Miss Smith, We wish to acknowledge your friendliness and enthusiasm
throughout our school years. We shall never forget your love of fun,
congeniality, support of the girls' cause, and your happy thoughts in
Meetings. You have become a closer part of us through participating in
many of the good times our class has had outside school as well as accom-
panying us on summer and winter excursions that We shall always re-
member. Your superiority as a coach has been very evident in our many
victorious teams. We hope that the Wonderful lessons of good sportsman-
ship and fair play that you have taught us in our athletics may continue in
our daily lives. We thank you for being such a fine inspiration to us.
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To THE SENIORS:
Your class has been rich in containing a divergence of opinion on
many things both frivolous and profound, yet its most characteristic quality
is co-operation. Your understanding of responsibility to the group and the
other persons in it is a quality which the world needs perhaps more than
any other. The continuation of this understanding as the basis of your
human relationships even in the face of incomparably greater differences
of opinion would be the greatest possible tribute to your school.
HOWARD W. BARTRAM
First Row: Ioan Geiger, Barbara Hartman, Lynn Davis, Dottie Turner, Mary Jane Dean, Barbara
Rush. Second Rofw: Gwen Mahle, Jean Henderson, Helen Bolnner, Bobbie Herzog, Ginny Keim,
Claire Rosenthal, Stefannie Todd, Elinor Trautvetter.
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Cast of Quality Streeli May Day Narrator, Color Team
Hockey. Senior: Home Economics Clubg Basketball '
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A priceless laugh, golden brown hair, and a friendly
smile Well describe this pretty girl. Helene has a certain
charm as Well as an enviable maturity that is noticeable when
first meeting her. Knitting argyle socks demonstrates her
domestic ability which some day will make some lucky man
happy. And speaking of men, she is famous for her one-track
heart. We're quite proud of Helene for making second team
hockey through her persevering efforts this fall. As basketball
manager, she has done a splendid job. She has undertaken
several other responsibilities such as helping in the school
bank. We will remember her fine hospitality on her farm
while W'e made decorations for the Junior Prom. With her
nice personality and amiable face, Helene has helped to keep
the class happy.
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Staffg May Court. Sophomore: Class Seeretaryi First
Team Hockeyg Intersectional Hockey Teamg Second
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is the proof of the statement. If you ever need a helping
hand with a constant drive behind it you'll always find Lynn
ready and waiting to help. As class president for two con-
secutive years, she has taught us the value of organization
with just the right amount of fun. When you get Lynn
started you see that she can be just as crazy as the rest. But
beneath the surface Lynn has a long list of abilities. She,s
an A student, a star athlete and no one is surprised when she
sits down at the piano and runs off her own special version
of the latest tune. Versatile is the word for Lynn but it's her
friendship that endears her to our hearts.
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Freshman: Class Vice-President, Cast of The Crazy
Future, Acorns Art Staffg Color Team Hockey. Sopho-
more: Assembly Committee, Second Team Hockey,
Second Team Basketball, Acorn.: Art StaH, Photogra-
phy Club. Junior: Art Editor of Aeorns, Meeting
Committee, Second Team Hockey, Second Team
Basketball, Buck Hill Conference. Senior: Class Vice-
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was a great help in organizing our many youthful escapades.
Even though she has now reached the position of a "Senior,"
mischief still lurks in her mind. Her ability to organize has
also been carried over, and this year as vice-president of
our class, she has managed and directed the Senior Prom
with unusual success. Mary Jane has shown great responsi-
bility and interest in school affairs, for in addition to Writing
the minutes of A.A. meetings, she also captained the second
team hockey and basketball and acted as Art Editor of
Acorns. Her senior year has been quite busy but "lVlinnie,'
always has time to help someone else. Good humor, friendli-
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Staffg May Day Narratorg Glee Clubg Welfare Com-
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Glee Clubg Dancing Groupg First Princess, May Court.
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A streak of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty, "Inter-
changeng it's Joannie galloping down the hockey field for
another goal. Our Joan certainly seems to have been born
with a gold hockey stick in her hand. Ever since seventh
grade she has been leading A. F. S. to victory on the varsity.
She excels in basketball and tennis as well. Despite her
athletic ability joan is far from being a tom-boy. She is very
pretty as you can see and the fellows are the first to notice
it. She has an ever-ready laugh and a very singular one at
that, and she would just as soon be into some mischief as she
would be good. But she has that friendliness and helpfulness
about her that make everyone like her.
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Lights, curtain, action-and here before us is Kit
Barclay the famous actress, but then again it may be Mar-
lene, the exclusive dress designer, modeling her latest
creation. However, in this case either one would turn out to
be our"Barbara. Her love of acting is shown in the fact that
she is president of the Dramatic Club, and that she is cor-
responding With a certain Katherine Cornell. As class secre-
tary for several years she has demonstrated her ability in
organizing things down to the last degree. Barbara is lots of
fun too and now and again she gives us one of those price-
less gems of satire that are ever ready at the tip of her
tongue. Barbara has some great dreams for the future but
they all seem to be Well founded on reality.
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The Crazy Fulnre. Sophomore: Secretary of Student
Councilg May Courtg Color Team Hockey5 Cast of
The Moonstoneg Cast of The Trysting Placeg Glee
Club5 George School Student Council Conference.
Junior: Class Secretary5 Cast of When Shakespeare?
Lariier Meelg Cast of Quality Street, Play Productiong
Color Team Hockeyg Junior Essay Award. Senior:
Secretaryi President of Dramatic Clubi Play
Cast of Onr Heart: Were Young and Gayg
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JEAN ANN HENDERSON
648 lVIulford Road, Wyfncote
Freshman: Photography C1ub5 Color Team Hockey5
Color Team Basketballg Cast of The Crazy Fnfnre.
Sophomore: Photography Clubg Color Team Hockeyg
Color Team Basketballg Cast of The Trysting Place.
Junior: Photography Clubg Q0 or Team Hockeyg
Color Team Basketballg Mhfyljjllay Music. Senior:
Photography Editotlxof Yeaibookg Photography Clubg
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The joker and comedian burst into our homeroom in
1944. It was none other than Jean Henderson fand A. F. S.
hasn't been the same sincej. Mischievous pranks and tricks
have appeared, such as a fake cigar displayed hanging from
her mouth on one eventful day. Her musical talent has been
outstanding ever since she introduced the famous Accentuate
the Positive with her jive partner, Joan G. She has surprised
us by playing the violin and ukulele and has aroused many
laughs, especially on the stage. She has amazed us as being
the one girl who moves around continuously in every class.
VVe admire .lean's excellent work in photography and ap-
preciate her realistic philosophy. She is one of the most en-
thusiastic among us, and we love her for being herself,
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330 East Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia
Color Team Bwsketball Sophomore Cast of The
Moonstone Cast of The Trymrzg Place Book Day
Plan Plav Production Color Team Hockew Glee
Club Jzmzor Cast of Qualzty Street Cas hen
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Cheerful and pleasant, that's Bobbie. She has a smile
for everyoneg no matter how busy, Bobbie is always ready
to stop and offer a helping hand. She is always willing to
solve a problem for you, and her "Don,t worry about itn
is well known in the class. She finds plenty to keep her busy,
too. Banking, hockey, and Glee Club are among her inter-
ests, and she's contributed a great deal to each. She also
excels in dramatics. This year as treasurer of the Dramatic
Club, she has worked very hard. She is also famous for her
hospitality, and we'll all remember the good times we have
had at her many week-end parties and open houses. Bobbie's
helpful manner and winning smile are great assets to her
every busy social life. Keep smiling, Bobbie!
MARY VIRGINIA KEIM
Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley
Sophomore: Acorn: Art Staff. Junior: Assembly Com-
mittee, Acorn: Art Staff. Senior: Hockey Manager
Acorn: Art Staff, Glee Club.
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Ginny is the least belligerent person in the class for
she never gets into an argument, and her quiet manner has
calmed many a class brawl. But this jovial soul can always
start us laughing with one of her famous remarks which
show what a keen sense of humor she has. That Ginny is
probably the best organized person in the class became ap-
parent when she capably managed the hockey team. just
present her with a pencil, let her go to Work, and you will
find that she also shines in art. Academically speaking, she's
tops! Her work in this field has been outstanding and has
brought her many high honors. It's Ginny's sympathetic and
sincere personality that makes us glad she is part of the class.
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GWENDOLYN ANNE MAHLE
215 Jericho Road, Abington
Freshman: Color Team Hockeyg Glee Clubg Cast of
The Crazy Future. Sophomore: Class Treasurerg Color
Team Hockey: Glee Club: Cast of The Trysting Place.
Junior: May Court5 Acorn: Staffg Play Productiong
Color Team Hockey. Senior: President of Glee Clubg
White Team Hockey fCaptainD3 Acornr Staf'f5 Cast
of Our Hearls Were Young and Gayg Dance Group.
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The words, "I don't understand" and "why,', are
quite famous with our class, for Gwen has put them to use AAD.-O
quite a bit in the last five years. Many a dull class has been '
brightened by Gwen's unusual questions. But they seem toiffmq
benefit her because she always manages to come out on topqll S Q5
in academic work. Gwen, much to her disgust, is the "baby" Q ,. P
of the class but has taken with good grace much teasing
about it. However, her "youth" has not affected her ability , i
to do a good job, whether it be collecting ads and typing
articles for ffcorns, acting as president of Glee Club, or Y
organizing a certain senior project. Gwen's greatest ability 41,3
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CLAIRE BELLA ROSENTHAL
1959 Seventy-First Street, Philadelphia
Sophomore: Photography Club. Junior: Glee Club.
Senior: Play Productiong Nlake-up for Our Hearts
Were Young and Gayg Glee Club.
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Want a frank opinion? just ask Claire. She'll tell you
what she really thinks and what you really Want to know.
Independent describes Claire completely. She's as free as the
breezeg no weighty Worries drag her down. Claire is the
class fashion plate. With a clever needle and a little in-
genuity, she has proved that her wardrobe will outshine any
fashion expert,s. Also on the serious side is her love of music
evinced by skillful piano playing. Many a Penn fraternity
party has had a little spice added by her presence. Claire has
her fun in school, too, feven though she won't admit itj.
You can't tell us she doesn,t enjoy those arguments with
Miss Tees on the ionization theory. It's Claire's unpredict-
able nature that makes her outstanding among us.
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A ple 1le is a token of Barbara s vivacious per
sonality. Giving a tremendous performance in the leading
role of a play, taking out a book from the library for some-
one, driving for a hockey goal-one handed!-and editing
this yearbook are just a few of Barbara,s many achievements.
Her love and concern for animals have sent many a science
class into gales of laughter. She has an extra willingness
which shows up in everything she does. It is nothing unusual
to see her give ten people lifts in her ujitneyf, Every day we
see evidences of personal organization of her daily activities-
such a detailed memorandum book! Whether concerning a
class meeting or a friend's problem, Barbara can be relied
on for an intelligent and thoughtful opinion.
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Who is it whose hearty laugh is heard throughout the
halls? None but Stef! She is one of the few old timers in our
class, having been involved in many escapades like those in
Miss Steinmetz's science classes and the conversations with
Lynn during Latin I. Her prowess in the domestic lines has
been proven whether she be working with a needle or pre-
paring a meal. With all her energy she has become our very
able editor of flcorns. Making first team hockey this year as
well as getting a leading role in the school play has made her
famous. VVith her enthusiasm and pep, Stefannie is one of
the strong leaders of our class. Her practical and realistic out-
look on life often brings needed common sense to temper
our wild ideas.
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356 Evergreen Road, Jenkintown'
Freshman: Class Secretary, Acorm Staff, Color Team
Basketball, Color Team Hockey, Cast of The Crazy!
Fulure. Sophomore: lVIay Court, Acorn: Staffg Color
Team Hockey, Color Team Basketballg Cast of The
Trystifzg Place. Junior: Class T1'easurer5 Acorns Stair,
May Day Script Committee, Student Librarian, Prop-
erties for Quality Street. Senior: Student Council Pres-
ident, Exchange Editor of Acormg Second Basketball!
Team, May Day Committee, Buck Hill Conferencey
Student Librarian, Glee Club, Second Princess, May
Court, Make-up for Our Hearts Were Young and Gay.
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Freckles and auburn hair-what could be nicer to go
with a smile like Elinor's? As president of the Student
Council this year, she has proved that she knows how school
girls feel about almost everything and that she really knows
how to help them. Elinor has a driving force that will put
anything over, but she's not lacking in the old Class of '50
foolishness, far from it. She's the first to join you when
you're looking for some fun or plotting a practical joke.
Hard work on learns and enthusiastic participation in Glee
Club and baketball, to mention just a few of her activities,
have brought success to her. So you can see that it is Elinor's
conscientiousness which has carried her to the top where she
DOROTHY JEAN TURNER
Thirteenth Street and Qak Lane, Philadelphia
Sophomore: Photography Club5 French Clubg Color
Team Hockey5 Cast of The Moonstoneg Sophomore
Play. Junior: Glee Clubg Color Team Hockey. Senior:
Class Treasurerg Secretary of Dramatic Clubi Color
Team Hockeyg Play Productiong Prompter for Our
Henri: Were Young and Gay, Glee Club,
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for, as treasurer of the class,-she,s been extremely busy. t,s
been only through her efforts and patience that our Weekly
dues have been collected and our rather complicated finances
kept straight. Of course, her interests are not conhned to
finance alone. Dottie's ability to knit is Well known, and
one of her favorite pastimes is making argyles for the men
in her life. She's been successful in other fields, too. Dottie
has always been interested in dramatics, and in her senior
year she assumed the job of secretary of the Dramatic Club
in her usual capable and poised manner. Dottie is the girl
with plenty of pep and enthusiasm and has always been able
to spread her good cheer.
Our history began'iii 1937 when Lynn Davis became
a member of the A. F. S. kindergarten. Life was diffi-
cult then with the building of all those block houses.
The round tables, blue chairs, dripping easels, and
music-mad trips around the gym all made kinder-
garten a wonderful new adventure. The only member
who survived to be a senior made the grade and was
Oddly enough, the first grade room was in the
present study hall. The little blue tables and chairs
were still our stand-bys. In this grade we got a slight
glimmer of the three R's, and added a fourth R,
which we soon came to regard with honor. The
founth R was recess.
Second grade was a year of travel. We made more
trips than Admiral Byrd and definitely learned a great
deal more than he. The dairy, the Zoo, and the
Academy of Natural Science are just a few of the
places we honored. Of course we did spend some time
in school, our major achievements being clay plaques
with our hand prints on them. We had several argu-
ments with the boys of the class as to the comparison
of A. F. S., G. A., P. C., and G. F. S.
In third grade two more girls entered A.F.S.:
Barbara Ruch and Stefannie Todd, with pigtails
no less. Competition among the girls was strong,
for there were only three boys. These boys gave us up
as hopeless, and retired to G.F.S. Stefannie became
noted for her friendly smile and that unique white
snow hat. Barbara Ruch showed her creative genius
in signifying completion of a test by introducing her
method of "slap it down." Her pencil drooping act
was also quite amusing.
Joan Geiger joined us in fourth grade. She showed
us what an athlete should be and proceeded to win the
hop-scotch tournament for that year. We were proud to
claim the title of being the first class to have Miss
Ducker. We'll never forget what she taught us about
Aida and Egypt. Our arithmetical ability was practi-
cally 0 and, strangely enough, that was the mark
we got for most of our math work.
Fifth grade added Elinor Trautvetter to our group,
and she began solving our problems at the ripe old
age of ten. School was harder, and we especially had
trouble in following those so called directions in our
readers. We found ourselves members of Miss Ritz's
music class, and we honestly tried to learn the art
of singing. Whether we did or not is still questionable.
No matter how much trouble we had with school
work, we let loose during gym, playing such games
as Come, Kick the Can, and Red Rover.
Sixth grade was a year to be remembered, for it
brought our mischievous actions and stored up feelings
to a crisis. Our teacher and class just didn't see eye to
eye. There were many times we felt the world was
coming to an end, such as the time Miss Wagonhurst
spilled water on a map we,d worked on for hours
and then reprimanded us for being so careless. We slaved
over a Mexican play and were ready to present it
when as punishment we weren't allowed to. That
was the end! We spent the entire gym period in
tears, with a prayer at the end just for a dramatic
climax. Through the help of Miss Erdman, on whom
we had made a righteous impression, we were finally
able to give the play. This was the year that Stef
got locked in the closet and nearly suffocated. Some
of the girls took piano lessons from Mrs. Hauser,
ending the year with a recital. We made our first
money by the eventful sale of Little Afcarm. Truly
the year was one we'll never forget, as it was the
end of lower school life, and high school was the
In seventh grade we got three new members. Jean,
"Minnie," and Barbara Hartman. Jean proved to be
a joker, and her antics have kept us smiling over
the years. "Minnie,, brought with her a strange liking
for our fellow primates, the monkeys. Barbara, admitt-
ing that acting was her passion, demonstrated by
spouting forth such gems as "The Waltz." The first
half of the year was strangely calm, its climax
coming when we decided to cut math class. We
realized that the attic would be the best place to
hide, so we climbed the attic stairs. Of course, in
our usual naive manner, we left our books in plain
view, and it didn't take the teachers long to find us.
Getting us down was another story though, for we
had barricaded the trap door, and nothing less than
a bulldozer could have forced it open. After much
persuasion, we decided to come down. We all took
it as a big joke, and more than likely the faculty
members did, too. The P.C and G.A. dances added
much to our seventh grade, for it was here that we
first met many of our future beaux.
In eighth grade we really let loose. We had only one
new girl, our future "quiz kid" Gwen Mahle. She
showed us how the piano should be played. Our year
was once again spiked with argument. The cooking
classes, if they could be so termed, were something
that we'll never forget, especially when Elinor, in
separating a dozen eggs, put six in one bowl and
six in another. The creations turned out by the sewing
classes would definitely have made news in "Horror's"
Bazaar. It was no doubt the behavior of our class
which finally caused the faculty to become rather
drastic. ln the fall of 194-5, that famous check system
with its detention period was first introduced. Natur-
ally we never failed to make some contribution, but
as far as we were concerned it was all one big joke.
Perhaps one thing that caused great commotion
throughout the entire school was the rain of crushes
which we all seemed to have. The objects of our
affections were either faculty members or 1946 seniors.
In order that we would be ready to enter ninth grade,
we found it necessary to begin using lipstick. Of
course this was sometimes used as a war weapon, and
there were many times when we slightly resembled an
Indian tribe on the warpath. Even though there were
many troubles, we somehow managed to complete
Ninth grade made us a real part of the A.F.S.
high school, for we were now freshmen. Bobbie Herzog
entered our enterprising class just in time to help with
Freshman Day. The writing of our play and poem,
and the composing of our song took quite a lot of
time and energy. It was here that our famous discus-
sions really began. Naturally, there were the good old
cooking and sewing classes with their same type of
creations. We also had science with those "flying shoes"
of Margie's. Two things which greatly endeared us
to the teachers were our premeditated fits of sneezing
We found, upon reaching it, that tenth grade was to
be a year of deinite achievement, with a few minor
catastrophes thrown in on the side. We had four new
class members in the persons of Helene, with her talk
about "Young People's," and that laugh, Dottie and
her knitting, Claire and her unusual opinions, and
quiet Ginny with her remarkable ability of concentra-
tion. An important problem faced us almost immed-
iately: the choosing of our class rings, and what a
problem it was. After weeks of bickering, one pattern
was finally chosen, in two sizes no less,-will our
class never be able to make up their own minds?
Our sophomore play added more laurels to our crown.
Our overactive brains had been searching endlessly for
a "sensational and devastating" project that would
put some money into our treasury. We Hnally decided
upon A.F.S. pencils. Despite our enthusiasm, we ended
up by making all of eight dollars. As usual, we were
having trouble with Latin. Could it be that that
portable radio concealed behind a mound of books
was more interesting to us than the famous "All Gaul
is divided into three parts"? It was in tenth grade
that, in the midst of a softball game, a piece of glass
was broken in the history room door. Will such days
as these ever be seen again?
With the gfamor of being juniors went class rings
and junior Prom! On November fifth, in the John
Barnes room, whose solemn atmosphere was broken
by our grinning '50 pumpkin, we were presented with
our class rings. Almost immediately after the first bell
rang in September of '48, discussion began on the Junior
Prom decorations. A decision was finally made, but
only because we had no veto power, and work was
begun. That stardust in our eyes wasn't from dreaming,
just the opposite: putting "sparkle" on our notes. It
was worth all the effort though, for our Prom was
quite successful. Prom work wasn't the only way we
used up our energy. There was the class project, and
for once, we chose something worth while, to the tune
of one hundred dollars. In our junior year we were
introduced to that early morning sleep robber, math
refresher, in preparation for those "easy" College
Board exams. Lynn and Barbara Ruch were the first
to get driver's licenses. By the end of the year most of
the others had theirs, too. Our junior class party was
at good old Medford Lakes, where we had one last
fiing before assuming the dignified air of full-fledged
We had reached the top at last, and strangely
enough, we didn't feel any different. We soon found
that the senior year was one of work, work, and more
work. There were, of course, our regular studies, but
also, such things as preparation for Arbor Day, Class
Day, and Graduation. The Senior Prom was an im-
portant and hard job. Never before had there been so
much discussion or argument concerning anything.
When a final decision was made, the actual preparation
was begun. We were found with calloused hands and
snowflakes in our hair, but wonder of wonders, we
made money on the Prom and everybody had a won-
derful time. We were soon slightly snowed under by
our newly ,assumed responsibilities, wondering what
had happened to those hilarious spare minutes we'd
once had. Of course we did find them, and they were
crammed with all sorts of odds and ends, like Stef's
death scene in the chem. lab., jeanls terror when con-
fronted with "that lizard," our pollyannas, especially
the pigeon, that I-Iallowe'en caterpillar, and those well
remembered current event speeches such as, "Pope Pius
XII Has a Cold." Two things which we cannot forget
are the class meetings which were held almost every
time we turned around, and those mile long minutes
with their "The twenty-third regular Thursday meet-
ing of the year . . . "
Jean's fiashing camera, the hours spent in the dark
room, Saturdays spent setting up picture pages, mad
frustration--all these phrases bring memories of this
yearbook, a yearbook which shows better than anything
the history of the Class of 1950.
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"All aboard!" a voice shouts. "Last chance to
catch the Trans-Stygian steamer leaving mid-
night June 9, 2025." A figure runs down the
river bank in an attempt to catch this ship to the
underworld. As she boards the boat, we notice
that it is Ginny Keim, last member of the class
of '50 to reach the infernal regions. Satan, the
pilot, directs the boat to the "Hot Spot," the place
especially designated by him for the reunion of
the class of '50. This impish group is so en-
grossed in toasting marshmallows, its members
do not notice Ginny entering the Caverns. She
can hear Barbara Hartman's familiar voice dis-
cussing the deplorable fashions found in the
lower regions. The discourse goes something like
this: "Now when I was on earth, my husband,
-Iohn D. Rockefeller, thought red went very
well with my complexion, but down here red is
all I can wear. I'm getting tired of it. These
horns aren't very becoming either. Why I've
seen better chapeaux in Macy's."
"Barbara, is it really true that you married one
of the Rockefellers?" asks Lynn while she prac-
tices a few tap dancing steps. "Naturally, of
course. After I finished that Broadway show
with you, I married ID." "Well, Barbara,"
continues Lynn, "you always did say it was
easier to marry a rich husband than a poor one."
After this remark, Lynn proceeds to try a few of
her dancing routines on the hot coals. She then
points out that these steps were from that Broad-
way show, "Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes," in
which she starred as a tap dancing comedienne.
"Yes," says Ginny, "everyone thought you were
a second Milton Berle. But Lynn, you taught
Milton all he knows."
"Oh, Ginny, when did you get here? The
Devil said he didn't expect you to come south
this year," remarks Lynn with surprise. "Well,
I had booked passage for Heaven, but when I
was excavating for the American Archaeological
Society, I dug down too far and couldn't find
my way back. Being a Bugology teacher at
Locust Institute, I found it necessary to analyze
the mind of the bed-bug. I found that by dis-
secting the bugs, I received a clear knowledge
of human anatomy." "Whatl" exclaims Bar-
bara Ruch. "Do you actually harm those poor
defenseless animals? Why, in my Senatorial
campaign speech I warned the public about peo-
ple like you. It,s always been my belief that no
one has the right to take the life of another, not
even that of a mosquito." "Do you mean," re-
marks Jean Henderson, "if a mosquito attacks
me, instead of swatting him, it's better to bite
him back?,' Barbara then argues that she should
not even do that because Jean would have on
her conscience the knowledge that she had
caused the death of some poor animal. "Why,"
Barbara remarks, "I even carried out my threat
of becoming a vegetarian rather than be a mur-
derer." "Barbara, don't mention that word
murder," pleads Jean. 4'When I was a member
of the F.B.I., Edgar Hoover used to send
me out on all the murder cases. Many a difficult
murder I solved with my trusty camera. I added
new gadgets that take pictures of invisible finger
prints and can even photograph around corners
and through brick walls. After spending twenty
years on the force, I wonder if people die of any-
thing but murder." "I can assure you they do,"
says Minnie the Mortician. "But Jean, think of
the fame your job brought you. Radio programs
like 'Henderson, Crime Photographer' and
comic strips such as 'Jean Tracy' were written
about your heroic deeds."
Then Jean asks to know how Minnie made
out in the undertaking business. "Well Jean, I
did all right, but business was dead most of the
time in spite of Elinor's help. You know, she was
a nurse and after her ministrations her patients
would be dying to visit me." Elinor then makes
the remark that she thought Minnie was aspiring
to be a Florence Nightingale. "I was, Elinor,
but after my first patient died, I quit. Elinor, you
finished nurses' training and were rewarded for
your efforts by being elected 'Miss Pill-Giver of
l955'." "Oh, yes, I remember, that was the
year I married a doctor and began raising little
'Pill-Givers? You know where I began my ex-
perience as a nurse?" says Elinor. "Giving bed-
baths in Home Nursing at A. F. S." Here she is
interrupted by a strange sound.
c'Gwen Mable, do you think that's appropriate
for this climate?" inquires Elinor as she puts
another hot dog over the fire. "This is neither
the time nor the place for playing a harp. Thatls
what people do when they go the other way.
What's this place coming to?"
"I'm sorry to disturb you, Elinor, but I'm
still trying to help Helene stay in tune. She never
could sing on key, but at least she was original.
Helene can sing some notes that Mozart hasn't
even heard aboutf' But Gwen points out that
she didn't teach Helene the fine arts of music
all the time. When she wasn't helping her, she
would be out at the Phillies ball park. "It was my
ambition to teach Del Ennis how to appreciate a
curve at a piano. But Helene took up most of my
time. When Helene Wasn't practicing scales, she
would manufacture argyles with Dottie." "You
bet," replies Dottie, as she puts a marshmallow
on the end of her pitch-fork. "We were the best
in the business. It grew so large that we had
to form a knitters' union, L. Lewis was the
president. VVe started a lot of new uses for
argyles. Our biggest invention was argyle diapers.
Down here there is no need for them as the cli-
mate's too hot. Itls even too warm for this red
devills suit I knitted. Cn earth, our biggest user
of argyle diapers was Stefannie. She certainly did
fulfill her ambition of being a mother." "I sure
did," replies Stef as she stokes the fire. "When I
left A. F. S., I had no one to pyschoanalyze,
and I just couldn't get along without anyone's
mind to read. So I decided to raise a large
family and have lots of kids to work on."
'gHaving all those monsters seems like too
much trouble," says Claire, reclining on a mound
of coal. "My whole life was dedicated to the
manufacturing of labor saving devices. I invented
a robot that did all the housework. It also in-
cluded a radar system that would guide my
children to and from school on its beam. This
system also aids in checking up on the where-
abouts of your husband. But my best invention
was a collapsible car which I could drive intothe
house. This way I don't have to walk up the
steps. It even drives under water, so I took it up
to Canada via the Great Lakes. Guess whom
I saw up there? Joan Geiger. She looked sharp
in her Royal Canadian Mounted Police Uni-
form. Ever since the summer of '49, Joanie's
heart has belonged in Western Canada, and I
don't think her affections were just for the
scenery. Joan, like all good mounties, was out to
get her man. Didn't you want to be a model,
Joan?,' "Yes, but I'd rather be a model wife.
Say, there's one member of the class missing,"
says Joan after she finishes counting the pitch-
"Chl here she comes nowl Hello, Bobbie
Herzog. Why were you late?" asks Joan. 'CI
couldn't leave earth until I finished auditing the
books at the bank," is the answer. "I hoped,
after I left Abington Friends, my worries about
balancing the books would be over. I would have
been here yesterday, but when I went to Heaven
I didn't find any of you kids. So I knew it
wouldn't be heaven if my old pals from Abington
Friends weren't there waiting for me."
At this moment a voice is heard shouting,
"Special boat back to earth. Anybody care to
go?" Evidently Satan has decided to give some
of the people a second chance. But the class of
,SO settle themselves around the fire again and
start another round of hot dogs.
ana' Testament . . .
We, the Class of 1950, being usually of sound mind and physically wrecked, do
declare this to be our last will and testament and do hereby bequeat
Helenels argyles to Jane Kniveton.
Lynn's numerous ways of remembering things to Linda Hano.
Mary' Jane's love of monkeys to Miss Tees.
Joan's love of ranch life to Audrey Roberts.
Barbara Hartman's daily popsicles to Margie Craig.
Jean's careful driving to jean Nicholas.
Bobbie's Wonderful open houses to those in search of good food and lots of fun.
Ginny's brand of boisterousness to Sue Kaiser.
Gweifs chemistry questions to Evelyn Breuninger.
Clairels quips to Trudy Putney.
Barbara Ruclfs dislike of dissections to future biology classes.
Stefannieis flustrations to Jane Coburn.
Elinor's sisterly advice to the eighth grade. lx
Dottie's knowledge of all the latest tunes to Paula Subin.
h the following:
The Senior Class leaves its unique class meetings to all future class presidents.
The Seniors leave the junk around their room to the Salvation Army.
The Seniors leave all the time spent in preparation of their yearbook to the Junior Class
so that they will not have to rush to get theirs out.
The Seniors leave . .
In Witness thereof we set our hand and seal this ninth day of June, l95O.
'lmt's eookin' F
aw 'n IVISLW.
Cot Rod Bohmer.
unking at Medford
ill 'er up.
buy old teeth.
Hpcrationz Senior Prom
ook out below, Barb!
ig time Operator.
lhank you, M1's.
,in't nobody here but us
'ou donlt say!
lynn gets Coy with Miss
Mary Jane Dean
"It was a riotn
"Oh, my godfathersn
"Where's Elinor? H
"Stop being so childishll'
"Naturally, of course"
"Oh, crummy l "
"Don,t worry about it"
"I don't understand"
"It seems to me . . 'i
"Got a problem"
"OK kids, let's go"
Why Do I Lowe Yon?
Younger Than S prin glime
Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
Dark Town Slrullerrl Ball
Sweet and Lolvely
Sleepy Time Gal
Only Make Believe
Lady Be Good
Canlt Help Lovin' That Man
Twisting her hair
Spa rkling sense
To go to college
To be a famous ballerina
To be Florence Nightingale, the
To quit and get married
To teach at Arthur Murrayls
To be an undertaker
To model ranch clothes
T0 be 11 Second Katherine To teach dramatics in grammar
To he a veterinarian
To become the best
To travel around the world
To be a concert pianist
To he editor of Vogue
To be a social worker
To be a child psychologist
To be a pediatrician
To be head of Saks
To be a lizard tamer
To go broke getting there
To he a traveling salesman
To be pianist for Spike Jones
To be fashion editor of Times
To be a society queen
To he an inmate at Byberry
To run an old ladies home
Fifth To be a saleslady in Macy's
A pitch pipe
To look older
Longer hair to twist
Canada in her
To marry a millionaire
A new pair of blue jeans
To get an "A
To make some
A wagon for
" in chemistry
all her books
Donlt lose your head,
Blue Birds of Happine
Ain't she sweet?
Bobbie and her gang!
Mother and daughter
Hay Seeds! '
Guarding the garbage!
Prom Props! !
It was IL riot!!!
Firrt Rafw: R. Estes, B. Trautvetter, B. Huey, R. Schabacker, H. Bartram. Second Row: E. Smith,
M. Hansen, K. Hanner, G. Tees, M. H. Biekley, B. Peters, J. Hendricks, G. Fleming. Absent:
A. Ritz, A. Adams.
john 5. Jfleming
Few words can ever fill the emptiness which comes from the loss of a friend.
Mr. Fleming, in his capacity as superintendent, was always known hy his thoughtful-
ness. His fatherly understanding of our wayward activities, along with his teasing
sense of humor, only made us love him more. Because his memory will always he a
happy one to Abington Friends, and because we owe him so much, the high ideals
for which he stood and which he spread throughout the school shall never he forgotten
hut will remain as 21 living memorial to one who showed us a way to live and he happy.
HOWARD VV. BARTRAM, Headmaster
lXf1ARIE BLOEMKER HANSEN, Latin and English
JEANNETTE NELSON HENDRICKS, Financial
ANNE Lols RITZ, Assistant to the Headmaster
Mtlsic and Art
ALICE ADAMS, Library
MARY HELEN BICKLEY, English
RUTH PAYNE ESTES, History
GERTRUDE L. FLEMING Dietitian
KATHLEEN CHIPSER HANNER Home
BERTHA M. HUEY, Guidance and Mathematics
BETTE PETERS, Physical Education Assistant
RUTH SCHABACKER, French and General
ELIZABETH G. SMITH, Physical Education
GRACE M. TEES, Science
BEATRICE TRAUTVETTER, Secretary
Last of the Nlohieans.
Teh ! Teh l
Den of Iniquityl
I brush MY teeth
times IL day.
Thar she blows!
Scarlet fails Jean.
Up on 21 shelf.
How do your fingers
Le! to Rzgfht Mrs Estes, T Putney, Geiger, Vice-President, Stephan, E. Trautvetter,
President, lNllll0l'LS, Treasurer, lN Koehlei, Secretary. Absent: E. Mahle.
The Student Council is composed of one
faculty member and a girl from each class, and
it is through these representatives that the Coun-
cil is able to come in close contact with each
separate class. In this manner, the Student Coun-
cil may gain many ideas on how to make school
life better, more organized, and more ad-
vantageous to the individual girl. The activities
of this organization are quite extensive, it spon-
sors the annual HalloWe'en party, the welfare
Christmas party, welfare drive, May Day, Penn
Charter Concert, and the newly established
Leadership Group. It is the hope of the Student
Council that these activities are the means by
which real school spirit is fostered and obtained.
Y hzrly eight
First Rofw: D. Van Hest, E. Breuninger. Second Rofw: Schroeder, Secretary, Stier, Vice-
President, Williams, President, M. Craig, Treasurer, Nicholas. Third Rofw: B. Hutchins,
S. Kaiser, I. Sanders, S. Lapp, Knivcton, P. Stull, N. Dcininger, B. L. Drexler. Absent: A.
Welcome to the limelight you will occupy
upon our departure. Good luck!
THE TENTH GRADE CA3
First Rofw: D. Smith, M. Mayer, E. Steelman. Seuoml
Row: M. Greer, Secretary, G. YVilson, President, G. Stull,
Vice-President, B. Tetzlafi, Treasurer, N. Koehler. Tliini
Row: M. Hurd, H. Hurlbut, G. Winner, M. Taylor,
Schneiderwirth, A. L. von Seldeneck, L. Helweg, Al-
bertson, H. Weissman.
THE NINTH GRADE CBD
Firsl Rolw: T. Putney, Brooke, Treasurer, S. Simon,
President, V. Gable, Vice-President, B. Strandberg, C.
Roniig. Second Rofw: M. Rabe, B. Householder, R. Inger-
sol, M. Wiegand, R. Chaffee, N. Wriggins, Feldman,
Secretary, N. Reeves, B. Farrier, H. Fitzgerald, S.
Redd, S. High.
THE EIGHTH GRADE CCD
First Rofw: E. Mahle, Cobourn, Treasurer, P. Long-
shore, President, M. Maclnnes, Vice-President, B. hiallon,
Secretary, N. Ambler. Second Rofw: M. Adams, B. Smith,
S. Gable, B. Salesky, C. Blank, B. Bower, C. Knobelaueh.
THE SEVENTH GRADE QDD
First Rofw: P. Simon, A. Fitzgerald, McDowell. Secomi
Rofw: Stephan, P. Subin, C. Young, G. Hollenberg,
Treasurer, MT. Meacham, C. Gronquist. Third Rofw: W.
Farrier, M. Ickler, Vice-President, A. Fry, L. Hano,
Jordan, B. Danehower, President, B. Garrison, Secretary.
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Our magazine offers opportunity for the publication of representative work in
creative literature from the entire student body. The learns staff is responsible for
four publications a year: two of the magazine, learns, and two of the alumnae news-
paper, The Abington Friend.. There are staff meetings weekly during activity period,
when each member works on special jobs for coming publications, such as sports news,
"Abby Abington," Alumnae news, and other sections of the newspaper and magazine.
The staff was reorganized this year to take care of its growing needs. The news-
paper needed a special editor to gather the Alumnae data. In addition, there is an
exchange editor to arouse greater interest in other schools, publications. These editors
are in addition to the original literary, business, and art staf.
First Row: L. Helweg, S. Kaiser, Stier, E. Breuninger, B. Hutchins. Second Rofw: Mrs. Hansen,
B. Ruch, Alumnae Editor, J. Williams, Assistant Editor, S. Todd, Editor, M. Craig, Business
Manager, M. Dean, Art Editor, E. Trautvetter, Exchange Editor. Third Row: M. Hurd,
N. Wriggins, J. Feldman, T. Putney, J. Schroeder, I. Kniveton, S. Lapp, N. Deininger, J.
Scbneiderwirth, B. Tetzlaff, V. Keim, G. Mable. i
First Row: D. Smith, G. Wilson, M. Mayer, A. L. von Seldeneck. Second Rofw: B. Hartman, B.
Herzog, Miss Bickley, O, Turner, Nicholas. Third Row: M. Stull, I. Sanders, R. Chaffee, B.
Farrier, C. Rosenthal, B. Strandberg, C. Romig, N. Koehler.
OUR HEARTS WERE YOUNG AND GAY
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Madame E Zire .......,......... ...
Monsiezir de la Croix .....,.
Window Cleaner ....,.,,
,.,....Miss Mary Helen Biekley
All members of the upper school belong to one
or the other of our two dramatic organizations.
Both the junior and senior Dramatic Clubs are
active in the fall, the former, composed of seventh
and eighth grades, preparing for the Christmas
play, and the latter, as a play production group,
preparing for the Book Day play. In our unusual
set-up, every girl has a chance for achievement,
whether in acting, staging, lighting, costuming, or
Seated at piano: Miss Ritz, G. Mahle, President. First Rofw: S. Todd, D. Turner, B. Herzog,
M. Meacham, Kniveton, Stephan, N. Koehler, G. Winner, G. Wilson, A. L. von Seldeneck,
M. Mayer, C. Rosenthal, M. Hurd, M. Rabe, B. Farrier, B. Rueh. Second Rofwz Geiger, M.
Craig, D. Smith, Schneiderwirth, S. Redd, M. Taylor, V. Keim, E. Trautvettcr, Henderson,
L. Davis, M. Dean, B. Householder. 145561112 B. Hartman, B. Tetzlaff.
This is the first year that the Glee Club has been open for anyone to join. It
is now very Well organized since oHicers have been elected, and a set of rules has been
drawn up. The music has been filed, and the Glee Club hopes soon to accumulate a
musical library. The club has been started in this Way in order to give an opportunity
to all girls in the upper school to show their interest in music. lt gives those with
musical talent a chance to display and to develop it. This year the Glee Club sang
several numbers at the Penn Charter concert and is looking forward to singing again
at several other school activities also.
The Juniors burn.
VVateh those diets!!
A monkey acts like
Climbing the pole of
The two M's.
Paula tells 'cm!
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Traditions are dear to the hearts of everyone, especially at Abington Friends
School. These twelve special occasions will always make our school days more
memorable. The Hallowden Party: How could we possibly forget the faculty
skit and the many unique costumes? The Ring Dinner: One of the most memor-
able times of allg the amusing poemsg the thrill of receiving our rings. Freshman
Day: Perfecting the class songg practices for the playg attempts to recite the
class poem in unison, and finally acquiring the class banner. The Sophomore
Play: lvlany rehearsals and qualms before the opening hour. Daisy Picking:
Jeansg hot sun5 stained handsg Miss Schabacker's directionsg and millions of
daisies-our last tribute to the Senior Class. zlleeting: Spiritual life with the
Quaker tradition. fllay Day: Most famous of all traditions. The May Pole
dance and pageant created by the students to honor the May Queen's courtg
the picnicg the father-daughter baseball game. Decorating the Christmas Tree:
Climbing rickety laddersg breaking ballsg and throwing clumps of tinsel. The
Dramatic Club Play: The year's greatest histrionic achievement. Arbor Day:
Planting a living remembrance of the Seniors. Junior Prom: Original decora-
tionsg new formalsg male societyg our last participation in our school's tradition.
Wi18t,S so fascinatmg?
Don't trip 'em Jane!
'tit says here . . . "
The Czmtering '53's
Strike three! ! Y
THE OFFICERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Left to Righl: Nlary Jane Dean, Secretziryg Joan Geiger, Presidenti Lynn Davis, Tf6dSU1'C1'5
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First Rofw: J. Schneiderwirth, Kniveton, Geiger, B. Ru: 1, . a e. econ Row: . eim,
Manager, L. Helweg, S. Todd, M. Craig, Miss Smith, L. Davis, Williams, H. Hurlbut,
First Row: A. L. von Seldeneck, S. Lapp, M. Dean, Stier,
J. Albertson. Second Rofw: N. Reeves, M. Taylor, J. Nicholas, J.
Henderson, B. Herzog, H. Bohmer. Third Rofw: S. Kaiser, G. Wilson,
R. Chaffee, B. Tetzlag, H. Fitzgerald, M. Wiegand.
The girls in blue tunics, playing so
energetically on the hockey field, along
with the excited cheering section on the
sidelines, are a familiar autumn scene at
Abington Friends. The interest in this
favorite sport develops in the third grade
when the children learn how to hold
their sticks and have thrilling dribbling
races. By sixth grade they start to play
against other schools. When it comes
time for the teams to be chosen, there is
an opportunity for those who are not
on the varsity teams to be on the color
teams. Yes, everyone plays in a game.
Miss Smith and the players have com-
bined their elforts and their abilities to
produce many victorious seasons. Hockey
itself provides the opportunity to meet
girls from other schools and to learn and
exercise good sportsmanship and fair
First Row: Kniveton, L. Davis, Geiger. Second Row: H. Bohmer, Manager, Schneiderwith,
B. Tetzlaff, B. Hutchins, M. Dean, Miss Smith.
Basketball has an important position
at Abington Friends, Anyone interested
may try for the team. Although the
varsity has the best players, the Blue
and White and the six class teams are
considered equally important. This sea-
son the first and second teams had their
share of Wins,
were lost, the
the team to
and although some games
teams felt that they them-
to be good sports. In con-
this, school spirit was
rallies and cheers helped
come through in many
games. Basketball is not really basketball
without Miss Smith. Her excellent
coaching and good humor produced
worthy teams and lots of fun. Hence-
forth, basketball will perhaps be slightly
altered with the erection of our new
gym. This, We sincerely hope, will bring
many victories to future teams.
B A S K E T B A L L
First Ro-w: S. Lapp, E. Trautvetter, M. J. Dean, H. Hurlbut, H.
Fitzgerald. Secoml Rotw: A. Roberts, S. Redd, A. L. von Seldeneck,
V. Gable, S. Kaiser, L. Helweg.
Among Our Souvenirs . . .
Hockey camp blues and the Hurry of Freshman Day follies . . . Uncovering
Wonders of cooking classes with Aunt Kate . . . Elinor's encounter with the dozen
eggs . . . Margie . . . Listening to baseball games during Mrs. Heyl's Latin classes
. . . Minnie's knack for breaking windows . . . Competing for the purple heart at
Buck Hill . . . Escapades at Jeanls house after the Ring Dinner . . . Daisy picking
itches . . . Weekends at Bobbie's . . . "VVho stole my jacksil' . . . Color team letters
. . . P.O.D. projects . . . Stefls visit under the lunchroom table . . . Everlasting argu-
ments in those class meetings . . . College boards . . . Teacherless study halls . . .
Sun poisoning at Medford Lakes . . . Pee Wee's hay parties . . . Dressing at Elinor's
before the Junior Prom . . . Sleepless nights at Jean,s . . . Scarlet's door-stopping
puppies . . . Making noise along with notes and snowflakes at Lynnls . . . "Oops
Johnny" . . . Sleepy-eyed math refresher classes . . . those dateless Week-ends . . .
Sisterhood Week . . . Lynn's car . . . Those brown locks that turned blonde . . .
Energetic ad gette1's . . . Gab fests at the Green Arrow . . . Penn Charter Concert
qualms . . . Bobbie's open houses . . . The Sculls . . . Chlorine odors from the chem.
lab .... Fear of leaving A.F.S .... Working on our yearbook . . . The teachers
Who have guided us along the Way . . . The many good friends We have made . . .
And just being a part of A. F. S.
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Sharpless Stationery Service
213 S. York Road Jenkintown, P
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611 West Avenue
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Dlamonds Established 1927
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RUSSELL SMITH, INC.
The Class of '55
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"Good luck arid best wishes,
As you start ou your way."
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304 YORK ROAD
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MArker 7-3676 since 1861
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