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rcJhe (9racle Editor-in-Chief SARAH WOLSTENHOLMETHE j i )ORACLE YEARBOOK Volume 24 Number 2 Gli ra n icies iq3j Abington High School ABINGTON, PENNSYLVANIAHERITAGE No selfish thought was in their minds; They did not strive for individual gains. They deeply thought, and, With an eye that glimpsed the Future, They made decisions. They neglected not the great long stretch Of endless Time and Tomorrows; Nor were they narrow That they should fail to cover and include The problems of another Day. They contemplated and counselled; They weighed their problems carefully; They criticized from every side The right and wrong of their opinions. And then they were agreed— They signed their names— And to their nation gave A priceless heritage— A Constitution. LORRAINE TITLOW. rream In order that we, the class of 1937, may pay homage to that venerable document of American government now in the one hundred fiftieth year of its existence, we have established as the theme of this book of high school chronicles the Constitution of these United States of America, that governmental safeguard which holds so vital and precious a place in the mind and affection of every loyal and upright citizen. It is our desire not to present a biased opinion on the current Constitutional issues but rather to show as clearly as possible that important document's meaning for high school students and its relationship to their progress through the four years of work, sports, and extra-curricular activities at Abington High School.Qjeclb tcaUon Silver anniversary—in leaching history and citizenship, in faithfulness to duty, and in the affections of the boys and girls he has taught. Edwin U. Smiley has completed twenty-five years of service, service given wholeheartedly and unselfishly to Abington High School and to Abington Township. Service—to the boys and girls he teaches. They like his fairness and sense of humor in the classroom and appreciate his help in managing their sports. Service—to the school in which he began teaching history in 1912 and where he is now assistant principal and athletic director. Service—to his community where he participates actively in civic, social, and church affairs—a model citizen. To you, Mr. Smiley, in appreciation of your quarter-century of untiring activity in Abington High School and Abington Township, we, the classes of 1937, dedicate this Yearbook.Superintendent of Schools JOSEPH C. WEIRICK School Board Members WAYNE C. MESCHTER, President ALBERT W. ZACKEY, Vice-president ALFRED H. KLEPFER, Treasurer E. WAYNE JENKINS ALBERT B. SHAFFER ALEXANDER C. WATT HOWARD M. GIVENS LOUIS C. METZ, Secretary, not a member.LPrincipals TTLessage To the Graduates of Nineteen Hundred Thirty-Seven: You have wisely chosen the Constitution of your Country in its Sesqui-Centennial Year as the theme for your year book. All Americans agree that this great document of democracy broughtly kingly rights to every American. More than that— the Constitution gave American citizens a fundamental and lasting foundation. You have chosen Abington High School as your Alma Mater. Abington Township has carefully planned the foundation upon which you may build for a bigger and fuller life. There may have been times when you were not sure it was all worth while. Now you realize that perseverance has its reward. Parson Ebony Snow once said: "Dictionary is de only place where you comes to success befo' you git to work." A by-product of service is happiness, and the foundation of abiding happiness is one's personal life work. My best wishes to the classes of 1937.W. H. Albright Mathematics Helen M. Baker English v Helen P. Briggs Librarian E. A. Brunner Mathematics George E. Burlington Science Dorothy Cathell English Helen M. Clark Social Science George F. Erb Mathematics Science A. Donald Frantz Commercial J. S. Furniss Commercial P. T. Gantt French George S. Gessner Mathematics Civics Gertrude E. Herzog Physical Education J. Ira Kreider Social Science D. E. Krueger Commercial Elmer A. Lissfelt Social Science Catherine E. Lobach Latin Pauline H. Manifold Household Arts Frank McClean Manual Training M. B. Messinger Science Katherine Miller English Pauline E. Nunn Home Economics T. Carroll O'Brien Music Kathryn H. Price Art Earnest A. Rauch Science Lilian J. Reichard Spanish Roland C. Ritchie Science, Civics EnglishEdwin U. Smiley Social Science Leonard B. Smith Orchestra, Band Glenn R. Snodgrass Physical Education Charles E. Sohl Mathematics, Civics Edna Steinman Lewis C. Swartz Science Mathematics E. Gladys Tomlinson Commercial Eunice H. Winslow Latin J. Shaylor Woodruff Mathematics Emelus G. Wortman Printing Ralph M. Wright Vocational Zaidee G. Wyatt English Gertrude L. Turner English Alice F. Weaver Commercial Spanish, GermanTHE CONSTITUTION-NOW Joseph Hampton Moore, born in Woodbury, New Jersey, March 8, 1864, received his education in the public schools of Camden, New Jersey. For twelve years he worked as reporter and editorial writer for the Philadelphia "Ledger." 1895-1897 marked his rise from Chief Clerk to City Treasurer of Philadelphia. In 1907, he was elected to fill an unexpired term in Congress, where he served fcr fourteen years, gaining fame through his untiring ef- forts for improved inland waterways. When Philadelphia elected him mayor in 1920, he resigned his post in Washington to assume the highest office in his home city, a post which he filled so efficiently for four years that he was re-elected mayor fcr the term beginning 1932. Ursinus College and Hahnemann Medical College both bestowed on him the honorary degree of LL.D., and Italy decorated him with the Chevalier Order of the Crown. ft MONG notable Philadelphians, perhaps J. Hampton Moore, former mayor and member of Congress, is the one best qualified to voice opinions on the subject which is the cause of so much controversy in these present times—namely, the Constitution of the United States. Knowing that in Mr. Moore's fourteen years in Congress he naturally would have come to many definite conclusions concerning this famous document, a committee from the "Yearbook" determined to seek an interview. The request for an appointment, to our great delight, received a prompt and favorable reply. On a Saturday morning we set out—three rather diffident, yet eager, reporters, whose first desire was to reach Mr. Moore's office in the Widener building exactly at the appointed time. When Mr. Moore opened the door, we saw a slightly built, immaculately dressed gentleman, who struck up a sprightly, disarming conversation as he went about tidying the office. Although he is rather short, his un- hesitant motions are always very direct and decisive. His rugged, distinctive face and determined jaw made him a favorite subject of caricaturists during his mayoralty. Hornrimmed glasses and iron gray hair complete the picture of this leading Philadelphia citizen. His very cordiality soon dispersed our shyness, and without further ado the interview commenced. "Mr. Moore," we began, "do you think the study of the Constitution is stressed enough in the public schools of today?" "Not nearly enough," he responded. "It might be well, in view of recent public discussion of the Constitution of the United States, if our high schools would devote more time to the study of the important document. The young people of our country have a great deal at stake in this matter. No country can continue very successfully 'to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty' without a Constitution,or some similar basic form of government. Preceding generations of Americans have found the Constitution of the United States effective, and if the present generation and 'our posterity' wish to uphold the standards set up by our forefathers and adhered to for 150 years, they cannot very well swerve from it." "Then you do believe that our Constitution is an absolute necessity, don't you?" "Oh, yes," he replied quickly. "Without a Constitution or basic laws guaranteeing peace, equality, liberty, and progress, any country is subject to the rule of the strong over the weak, to dictatorship, disorder, and outlawry. Constitutions and basic laws are designed to right wrongs and to hold an even balance between the weak and the strong, the poor and the rich, the fit and the unfit. For want of basic laws or their observance, countries and peoples have fallen into decay." Our next question was one which many have been asking in the last few years: "Do you truly believe that the Constitution has served its purpose well?" A decisive, "Certainly," was our answer. "No one will deny that the United States has grown strong and powerful under our present Constitution. Before it was adopted 150 years ago, our people were divided into colonies, each separate and distinct. Thus separated, they were not sufficiently strong to resist foreign invasion, and were subject to internal dissensions so that, like Spain today, they might have proceeded to internal warfare—with any colonies not involved looking on as silent witnesses. Under the Constitution, the union of all the colonies was formed with definite assurance of peace, equality, and protection for them all." "But," we continued, "some say that the Constitution has already served its purpose, and is now out of date. What do you think of that criticism?" Mr. Moore hesitated only a minute and then said frankly, "The Constitution, helpful as it has been to our own people and admired as it has been by other civilized nations, is not necessarily sacrosanct. It can be amended by the people themselves under terms which it prescribes. Experience has shown that amendments made to the Constitution by the people themselves have in no way diminished the popular respect for the instrument itself. In one instance at least, however, an amendment to the Constitution demanded by a majority of the people was recalled later on by another majority of the people when the amendment was no longer desirable. If, therefore, the Constitution is subject to amendment by a vote of the people, there can be no reasonable objection to the Constitution itself, but if it should develop that any one of the three coordinate branches of government set up by the Constitution—the Legislative, the Administrative, and the Judicial—is to be destroyed without a vote of the people, or by any sort of dictatorship, then not only the Constitution itself but well ordered government is in danger." And, warming to his subject, the mayor concluded decisively, "Unless we have a government free from dictation of any individual or selfish group, we may well prepare for the ultimate overthrow of those standards cf morality, equality, freedom, and justice which have thus far been sustained in the United States." SARAH WOLSTENHOLME, HELEN ROBERTS, JOHN MOORE.THE CONSTITUTION - THEN there goes my hat!" In the grip of a blustering March wind, Helen's ''—' hat skipped blithely up a little alley that turned off from Chestnut Street. Of course, she followed it and stooped to pick it up when it lodged on the steps of a building at the end of the lane. "Girls, I've found it.” Her voice reached us as we stood on Chestnut Street, vainly searching the nearby buildings for Carpenter's Hall. ''Found what?'' "Carpenter's Hall, of course. It's back here off the street." We dashed back the alley to join her, and at last we three stood before the object of our morning trip—the famous home of the Constitution of the United States. (And it had taken a little green hat to lead us to this renowned shrine!) As we crossed the threshold which had known the footsteps of such famous men as George Washington, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, and lames Madison, the ages seemed to roll back, and there we were in the year 1787. In the spacious white-panelled hall, about forty-five men, dressed in the picturesque garb of the period, sat at tables littered with papers. Although all were weary after four months' labor on this document which was to be the backbone of the great United States, a glimmer of hope burned high, for the work was almost completed. Yes—a happy sigh arose from a group of men concentrated at a central table. The work was done! Quickly the signatures of those present were affixed, and a messenger rushed to tell the people assembled at Independence Hall that at last they were to hear the words for which they had been waiting. Although eager to reach Independence Hall and hear the reading of the Constitution, we could not resist lingering a moment to fix in our memories the scene of its drafting. On one side was the high desk on which the document had been signed. On its top lay the silver quill pen, still wet with ink. The pegged Windsor chairs stood scattered near the desk, left where they had hastily been moved. The dignified grace of colonial architecture gave added beauty to this scene already glorified by its significance.As we stepped again into the street, modern 1937 Philadelphia had disappeared, for a crowd of colonial men and women were hurrying up narrow Chestnut Street. We joined the throng and entered the crowded lower hall, where now rests the famous Liberty Bell. Above us, at the top of the wide flight of stairs stood George Washington as he read to the assembled citizens the completed Constitution. From his lips came these ringing words: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." A deep silence followed as people from each separate state realized the true value of this manuscript which was to weld them into one complete union. But the great task was only begun. This reading to the people was on September 17, 1787, but it was not until June 21, 1788, that the Constitution became a working unit—when nine of the thirteen colonies ratified it. During this year and a half, the document was presented to the second Continental Congress in New York City and to each of the colonies. When it had been approved finally by Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, and New Hampshire, the original manuscript was returned to Independence Hall, there to be revised, recopied, and signed. All these facts passed through our minds as we stood again in the year 1937 in the east room of Independence Hall. Protected by velvet ropes, in all its dignity and significance, was the scarred yet beautiful table, on which were signed the Declaration of Independence and the final copy of the Constitution. Under this venerable desk lay the threadbare, faded carpet on which each signer trod as he stepped up to affix his signature. How wonderful that we, three school girls, should have the privilege of standing in this room, sacred forever to the memories of that distinguished group who signed the Constitution. Ranged along each wall were the scarred and worn chairs on which these men had sat. Perhaps George Washington himself had filed that scratch with nervous fingers. Had Alexander Hamilton nicked that chair rung with his boot? Filled with reverence for these great men and the result of their labors, the United States of America, we added a fitting climax to our visit by standing quietly in respect before the massed flags of the forty-eight states, surmounted by the national flag of our country. As we opened the great white door, mounted with original forged iron hardware, and made our way into bustling, modern Chestnut Street, the cold blast of wind that swept the street brought a sudden thought to our mind, "The same March wind had blown a little green hat up an alley and taken us back one hundred fifty years." HELEN BIERLIN, HELEN HASSENPLUG, ALICE STOCKER.We, The underlying purpose of all education is to prepare future citizens for their place in the world. Abington High School furthers this purpose by supplying boys and girls not only with training in academic subjects but also with the necessary principles for later social adjustment. These seniors have learned to live and work successfully with other people by their class, extra-curricular, and social activities, and now face the world, trained in citizenship. the Students—CLASS OF JANUARY, 1937 M. B. MESSINGER Sponsor GEORGE FOSTER President CLASS OFFICERS George Foster ..............President Herbert Kuhn Vice-President Helen Hassenplug ...........Secretary Mary Farmer Treasurer Forrest Allen Athletic Representative CLASS MOTTO Do not stare up the steps of opportunity, but step up the stairs. CLASS COLORS Cherry and Gray CLASS FLOWER American Beauty Herbert Kuhn Helen Hassenplug Mary Farmer Forrest Allen f $ sponsors JTlessage To the January Class of 1937: Many alumni of Abington High School have established outstanding records in the various colleges and universities. I particularly desire to have this class, which is now leaving this school as alumni, keep in mind and carry out Abington's ideals and standards, whether it be in college, business school, or any other social or community group. In adhering to these standards you can bring credit upon your own high school, and by doing so may properly repay in the future what the school has given you in the past. 16FORREST D. ALLEN ' FORRIE" won letters in soccer, track, and basketball, was track captain, and served as president of the Athletic Association, vice-president of both his class and the Student Council, and secretary of the Hi-Y. EVELYN M. ANDERSON In water or on land, "EV" triumphed, winning four letters in swimming, two in basketball, and one in hockey. Captain of the mermaids and president of the Life Saving Club, she is planning a career as swimming coach. HELEN M. BIERLIN HELEN'S conscientious work is shown by her four years' perfect attendance and Honor Roll standing. She gave valuable help on "Oracle," "Yearbook," and Junior Fourth Estate, yet found time for a role in senior play. MARJORIE BISHOP Did you ever see "MARGE" without Marie? She received her monogram for hockey and ran on the track team, but has commercial aspirations as her work as vice-president of the Commercial Club should prove. WILLIAM C. BECK "BILL'S" gift for oratory should carry him far in his career as a salesman. He took part in the German Glee, Science, Debating, and Little Theatre clubs, and exercised his dramatic ability in "Anybody's Game." ANN F. CLAYTON A regular Student Council member, "NANCY" attended the Temple Convention. She played one of the leading roles in "Anybody's Game," was a member of the Dramatic Club, the "Oracle" staff, and Junior Fourth Estate. HELENA L. BELL HELENA will argue with anyone, but she's everybody's pal. She sang in the Glee Club, and her membership in the Travel and Current Events clubs should furnish ample background for her future world cruise. MARECHAL CLEGG "MASH," the class clown, wrote humor for the "Abingtonian," added zest to "Robin Hood" and "Anybody's Game," but served as chaplain of Study Hall! Yet he wants to join the United States Navy. MYRTLE M. BERKHEIMER "MYRT," our class poet, exhibited her literary talent on the editorial staff of the "Abingtonian." She was a commercial honor student all four years, appeared in the senior play, and was a Commencement speaker. WALTER COLFLESH "WALT," without doubt, is the class artist. President of the Art Club, his hobby is painting, and his ambition to be a theatrical producer. Nevertheless, he played i n "Anybody's Game" and won his letter in football.WILLIAM J. CRAIG "McKinley bill" was a football hero for four years, winning his letter. He served in the Vocational Club for four years but then turned dramatic for "Anybody's Game." ROBERT W. DANDO When not managing the swimmers, writing swimming for the "Abington-ian," or presiding over the Stamp Club, "BOB" sang in the Minstrel Octet, the Temple and Strawbridge choruses, the A Cappella Choir, and Glee Club. RUTH B. DEWEES RUTH created miniature hat styles as her senior project. An efficient helper on "Oracle" and Junior Fourth Estate, she showed her dramatic abilitv in the senior play and was Travel Club secretary. MARIE J. S. FARLEY A student coach for "Anybody's Game," MARIE'S jolly good nature and membership in the Care for the Sick, Leathercraft, and Glee clubs, besides her hobby of sewing, point to a ca- t m. ™ reer as homemaker. MARY F. FARMER MARY had perfect attendance for five and a half years, was senior class treasurer, "Abing-tonian" typist, member of Junior Fourth Estate, Honor Roll student, recipient of Civic Attitude Award, and lead in "Anybody's Game." GERTRUDE M. FITTON "GERT," a mainstay of the commercial classes, desires to settle down as secretary or bookkeeper, although she was a member of the Travel Club for three years. LUCRETIA R. FORD "FORDY" gave great help in class basketball and hockey. As she loves to sew, she was a staunch member of the Art and Style clubs but is determined to be dietitian—or undertaker. GEORGE T. FOSTER "CUE BALL," popular redhead, always busy, found time for varsity football, won a tennis monogram, and managed track. Senior A president, he held offices in Latin and Etiquette clubs, took part in "Robin Hood," A. A. Minstrel, and senior play, and was Student Council president. L. HUBERT FOSTER Smiling "LARRY," the ladies' man, likes to travel and spent last summer in England. He drives nice cars, sang in the Glee Club and the Christmas play, and is looking forward to college. FRANCES H. FOYLE Quiet "FRANNIE" was secretary of the Printing Club. When not working with Mr. Wortman, she was enjoying her hobby of sketching or designing as she plans to study interior decoration. 18GEORGE C. FRYBURG Holding a permanent position on the Honor Roll, GEORGE was a Commencement speaker, winner of the Franklin and Marshall scholarship, second highest of the boys, and recipient of two Civic Attitude Awards. I. GARRE GARRETSON "JAKE," another Beau Brummel, excels in driving and dancing, and displayed his vocal talent in the Glee Club. He plans to be either a textile expert or a court stenographer. CHARLES H. GEISSEL “CHARLIE," class soccer star, played four years and won three letters and the captaincy. Besides serving twice on Student Council, he participated actively in the Stamp Club, but aspires to be a forest ranger. ELEANORE L. GELLERT Musical ELEANORE was assembly pianist and sang in the Glee Club and "Robin Hood." She will probably utilize her musical ability for a career, although she gave loyal support to Latin, Dramatic, and Etiquette clubs. ROMEO A. GIBBONS This shy ROMEO has a brilliant mathematical mind as the Mathematics Club well knows. Besides, he served the soccer team, earning his letter in his senior year. Naturally enough, he wants to be a civil engineer. FRANKLIN L. GIBBS FRANK, from Liberty High, Bethlehem, was a member of soccer and track teams. Hi-Y, Stamp, and Boys' Etiquette clubs took care of his spare time. Reading is his favorite pastime, and business success, his ambition. ESTHER E. GIBSON ESTHER shows creative talent in her drawing. To supplement this hobby, she belonged to the Art and Style clubs, but she is studying to be an undertaker. FRANCIS J. GORMLEY FRANK ran on the track team and won his monogram for golf. Since he is mainly interested in printing, he expects to enter that field of occupation. ELEANORE GOTWALS "GOTTIE," our pride and joy on the hockey field, captained the team, won her letter, and made Northeast Suburban. Commencement speech, Civic Attitude Award, roles in "Robin Hood" and senior play, leadership in Latin Club, Hi-Y, and Student Council — these honors were all hers. MARY M. GRANIERI MARY, loyal typist for the "Oracle," has belonged to the Etiquette, Travel, Commercial, and Little Theatre clubs. Her hobby is knitting or sewing, but she plans to be a stenographer. 19V. KATHRYN GREENER "MICKEY" was class songstress. Ambitious for a professional career, she sings on the radio and has taken part in Glee Club concerts and operettas. Mickey may be small, but she can play an accordion. EVELYN M. HANSEN "EVE" was an active member of the Etiquette and Travel clubs. She likes to listen to the radio and save clippings about Abington. To be a private secretary is her ambition. MARY M. HARTMAN MARY has been a staunch member of the Commercial and Travel clubs. Her favorite hobby is knitting, but she aspires to be a secretary. HELEN HASSENPLUG Honor winner everywhere—letters in hockey and basketball, monograms in track and tennis, Commencement speaker, "Yearbook" staff, Latin Club consul, Class Night chairman, Hi-Y treasurer, Local History Club vice-president, "HASS" received three Civic Attitude awards and graced the Honor Roll. HELEN H. HERZ HELEN served three years on the "Oracle" art staff, was co-captain of the debating team, and belonged to the Latin, Commercial, and Etiquette clubs. Probably a future lecturer. KATHERINE A. HICKS KATHERINE has been for four years a member of the Travel and Commercial clubs. Her hobbies are dancing and knitting, but the class hockey team boasted her support. MILDRED L. HOERLEY Class hockey, Honor Roll, and Student Council membership indicate MILDRED'S varied abilities. Active in the Latin and Dramatic clubs, she had a clever role in the senior play. FLORENCE H. JOHNSON Although "FLOSSIE" was a member of the band and orchestra four years, her success as business manager for "Anybody's Game” and ad collector for the "Abingtonian" indicate a commercial career. HERBERT KUHN "HERB," the all-round boy, was president of the junior class and vice-president of the senior class. He won letters in football, basketball, and soccer, and took prominent part in operettas and musical events. ARTHUR F. LEFFERTS Jack of all trades—and good at all. "ART" made the Honor Roll, tennis squad, Junior Fourth Estate, and Student Council, was editor-in-chief of the "Oracle," spelling champion, and aopeared in "Anybody's Game." 20MARIE F. LICHETTI MARIE was a faithful hockey player, never missing a practice in three years. She was an active member of the commercial group, but her ambition is to be an airplane hostess. HELEN S. LITCHFIELD HELEN, who hailed from Brighton High, Massachusetts, belonged to the Glee Club and A Cap-pella Choir, and appeared in "Anybody's Game." She spends her spare time playing the piano and making hooked rugs. MARIAN C. MALONEY MARIAN has done a very good job as advertising manager of the "Abingtonian," besides being an active member of the Etiquette and Dramatic clubs. While dancing is her hobby, she aims at a secretarial job. JANE G. MAURER "JANIE" made the Honor Roll, was vice-president of the Etiquette Club, belonged to Hi-Y and Senior A Theatre group—all in one year. She saves anything from stamps to photographs. DOMINIC E. MERCALDO DOMINIC showed his talent as a musician in the band for four years, his dramatic ability in the minstrel show and senior play, and his speed on the track squad and varsity cross country team. CAROLINE F. METZ "METZIE" was treasurer of the Travel Club as well as business manager for the senior play. She models boats and wants to teach handicraft, but she did well that important job of typing announcements. GORDON MULLEN GORDON, who earned his letter as a star swimmer and diver, is ambitious to make the Olympics. He belonged to the Camera, Printing, and Life Saving Clubs, and his hobby is collecting coins and stamps. ROBERT NAYLOR "BOB" played three years of soccer, making varsity his senior year. He appeared as .Dennis Gibbs in "Anybody's Game." His club activities included the Science and Current Events clubs and Student Council membership. M. LOUISE NICHOLS While "LOUIE" participated in the Latin, Dramatic, and Nature clubs and the Hi-Y, she found time to belong to the Student Council for two years. Her ambition is to be a kindergarten teacher. GRACE M. NICKERSON GRACE, who came from Utica Free Academy, was a prompter for "Anybody's Game." "NICK" enjoys reading and traveling, but we enjoyed her New York accent and helpful attitude. 21ELIZABETH E. OTT "BETTY” will have to stop saying "Shucks" when she becomes a private secretary. She belonged to the Scrapbook, Travel, and Camera clubs and served as secretary of the Printing Club. ELEANOR L. REED "REEDY," who likes to make scrapbooks and take pictures, has been a three-year member of the Leathercraft Club. Out for hockey in her junior year, she now wants to become a physical education teacher. RICHARD F. PETERS "PETE" liked his German well but printing better. In his junior year, he won his monogram for track and as a senior helped manage the wrestlers. In "Anybody's Game" he played the masculine lead. EDWARD L. REIM "BINKEY," voted the cutest boy in the class, earned his letter in wrestling and a monogram in soccer. He yras a member of the Local History Club for three years. His hobby is tropical fish. MARY N. PHILLIPS "PHIL," class optimist, made a suit for her senior project. She was prompter for "Anybody's Game" and, having served as president of the Care of the Sick Club, is going into training as a nurse. KENNETH C. PLEWES "KEN" received Civic Attitude Awards, was an honor student, and member of the Band and Math Club, but found time to win letters in football and wrestling. For building model boats, he gained the Rotary Hobby Prize. GEORGE A. RAESLY "AMBROSE" displayed his talent as an actor in "Anybody's Game," besides going out for track and soccer teams. He would rather drive racing cars than eat. DOROTHY A. SCHAEFER "DOT," typist for the "Abingtonian" and member of the Junior Fourth Estate, belonged to the Little Theatre, Style, Etiquette, and Local History clubs, and was on the oublicity committee for "Anybody's Game." He hobby is stamp collecting. MARY C. SCHLAFER MARY has been a member of the Commercial Club for her four years at high school. A devotee of crocheting and fond of reading, she aims to be a mathematics teacher. JOHN G. SCHWARZ JOHN, the "Iron Man of Railroads," argues on the I. C. C. or any subject connected with trains. He majored in mechanical drawing and served on the football squad but, of course, aims to be a railroad executive.FRANK SHARP, JR. FRANK has been the towering light of the basketball team for four years. A member of the Etiquette, Vocational, and Current Events clubs, he likes horseback riding, driving, and hunting, and has musical ability. VIRGINIA R. SHEIL Sketching filled this artist's leisure time after she played class hockey and basketball. A member of the Etiquette, Bird, Style, Dramatic, and Local History clubs, "GINNY" is studying the use of the comptometer. WILLIAM SHINN "BILL" was a member of the boys' chorus in the Minstrel Show. He once held a place on the Honor Roll and was in the Commercial and Garden clubs. EARLE H. SMITH, JR. A pianist and organist, EARLE hopes to continue with music as his career. Endman in two minstrels, actor in "Anybody's Game," and interested in photography, he belonged to several clubs. Those suspenders! JANET J. SMITH JANET, excellent in sports, served on Student Council, was vice-president of the Hi-Y, sang in three operettas, won Civic Attitude awards, was a Commencement speaker, played in "Anybody's Game," and was an honor student. ROBERT J. SMITH "BOB" helped sports as cheer leader, tennis player, and swimmer. His good voice was heard in A Cappella Choir, Glee Club, and "Robin Hood." President of Magazine and Little Theatre clubs and "Yearbook" associate, he still made good marks. NELDA B. SOWERS "NEL," a true sportswoman, earned three letters and three monograms in hockey, basketball, and track. Besides holding two class offices, she was secretary of the Commercial Club and did her bit as announcement typist. ALICE M. STOCKER ALICE, a member of "Oracle" and "Yearbook" staffs and Junior Fourth Estate, showed her dramatic ability in "Anybody's Game," was on the track team, and belonged to the Bird and Local History clubs. ELEANOR R. THEURER "EL," a staunch Commercial Club member, served as announcement typist. Although she enjoys reading and seeing movies, she looks forward to a career as bookkeeper. LORRAINE E. TITLOW "Abingtonian" editor, Hi-Y, Junior Fourth Estate, announcement typist, act tress in "Anybody's Game," treasurer of the Little Theatre Club, Commercial Club member, and Honor Roll student—that's LORRAINE. Her autograph collecting and creative writing occupied her spare time.LAURA M. VANDEGRIFT Speaking of crowded hours! LAURA was a member of Student Council, Hi-Y, and Junior Fourth Estate, "Abingtonian" typist, feminine lead in "Anybody's Game," and class hockey and basketball player. Commencement speaker, she won commercial honors. LILLIAN M. WESSELS "LIL" won her monogram for swimming, played class hockey and basketball, and is an expert dancer. Etiquette, Commercial, and Dramatic clubs attracted her, and she started her business career by soliciting ads. JEAN M. WEICHARDT "REDS" showed her dramatic ability as Lulu in "Anybody's Game." Interested in dancing, graceful JEAN joined the Modern Dancing, Dramatic, Etiquette, and Style clubs. She hopes to have a stage or screen career. E. CLYDE WRIGHT CLYDE never missed a day of high school and even went on Saturday to the Temple Convention. Actor in "Anybody's Game," vice-president of the Current Events Club, he loves two sports, baseball and arguing. RICHARD H. YOUNG "DICK" was too busy to miss a day. Besides singing in the minstrel and operettas, and belonging to the Dramatic Club, Hi-Y, and band, he wrote sports for "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook" and played basketball, tennis, baseball, and football. 24 .CLASS Mackie Wunderle Mary Niblock Allen Okamoto John Donahue OF JUNE, 1937 CLASS OFFICERS Victor Koenig President Mackie Wunderle........Vice-President Mary Niblock.................Secretary Allen Okamoto .............. Treasurer John Donahue Athletic Representative CLASS MOTTO Count that day lost Whose low descending sun Views from thy hand No worthy action done. CLASS COLORS Blue and Silver W. H. ALBRIGHT Sponsor CLASS FLOWERS White Rose and Forget-me-not VICTOR KOENIG President SPONSOR’S MESSAGE To the June Class of 1937: It is up to the June class of 1937 to help to prove to the parents and other taxpayers of Abington Township that the money spent for school purposes pays large dividends. It is expected that each graduate of Abington High School has learned how to work as well as how to use profitably an ever increasing amount of leisure time. Abington has a right to expect that her graduates become good citizens, rendering service in the community; for from those to whom much is given, much is expected.DECIES I. ADAMS Ambitious to become a New York social worker, "DEETS" belonged to the Red Cross Club for two years. She displayed her dramatic and musical talents in ''39 East'' and A Cappella Choir. MERRITT D. ALDRICH "PICKLES" from Lans-dale has been with us only two years but has become number one handy man, with active interests in music and radio and engineering ambitions. EDRA M. ALLANSON "EDDIE," letter athlete in hockey and swimming, has demonstrated her musical ability in Glee Club, A Cappella Choir, and three operettas, besides playing Madame de Mailly in "39 East." She rated second in the Intelligence Test. EMMA M. ALLEN "PETE" played class hockey her first two years, and has been a member of Etiquette, Travel, Typing, and Style Clubs. With philosophy as her hobby, she still hopes to be an actress. I. GORDON AMBLER "GUNNEY," a letterman in football, was three times Student Council representative, Pan-American delegate, and Hi-Y member. His irresistible tenor voice will be remembered in the "Sunny Southland Minstrel." WILLIAM K. APPLEGATE "APPLES," an outdoor man with traveling and hunting as his hobbies, earned monograms in wrestling and football. He was a member of the Campus, Etiquette, Life Saving, and Hi-Y clubs. E. MARGARET ASURE "PEGGIE" participated in several operettas, Christmas programs, and other musical activities. She was a member of the Student Council, Girls' Hi-Y, hockey squad, and "Abingtonian" staff. PAUL A. ASURE Sportsman PAUL, letter-man in football and wrestling, was officer in the Local History, Clay Modeling, and Etiquette clubs, and a member of the Hi-Y. Ardent hunter and fisherman, he will study forestry at Penn State. FREDERICK F. BLACK "BUS," Abington's future electrician, was a member of the Band and Dramatic Club. His spare time is devoted to nature in the wild and woolly woods of Ardsley. JANE BOBB Glee Club, A Cappella Choir, and Dramatic Club appreciated "JANIE' S" voice, which she also' used to advantage in debating and operetta work. Captain of the junior class hockeyists, she delights in hunting and swimming.HELEN BORDIN HELEN was very active on the debating team, took part in the Current Events and Dramatic clubs, and sang in A Cappella Choir and Glee Club. Her one ambition is to be a psychiatrist. ANN M. BRISBIN "MAB" won first prize in the S. and C. Poster Contest, wrote news for the "Abingtonian," was active in Dramatic, Etiquette, and Debating clubs, played in "The Fatal Necklace" and senior play -and made Honor Roll seven times. MILTON R. BRODMAN "MILT," who wants to return to Abington to teach, had a part in both senior play and Minstrels. He is a swimmer in winter, a baseball manager in spring, and a math shark all year. HENRY S. BURLINGTON An Honor Roll student, HENRY rated first in the Intelligence Test. He was a member of Junior Fourth Estate, "Oracle," and "Yearbook" staffs. Orchestra, band, A Cappella Choir, Glee Club, and Minstrels used his musical talents. E. JANE BUTTERWORTH Actress "BUD" of "39 East" and Dramatic Club worked as diligently on ■ publications staffs as on the swimming team. Notice her doggie pins. A Girls' Hi-Y and Student Council member, Jane is always gracious and dependable. MARY A. CARLIN MARY, a travel enthusiast and philatelist, joined the Commercial and Travel clubs. Her interest in sports made her an enthusiastic rooter at all games. LEE CARTER An engineer in the making, LEE craves football and baseball fame and is starting out right here at A. H. S. As he came from Port Arthur, Texas, he has a delightful drawl and southern ways. BETTY T. CHESTERMAN "BETTS," the future fashion designer, has participated in the German Glee, A Cappella Choir, Glee, Camera, Latin, and Dramatic clubs. She played a twin in "39 East," and has been awarded a certificate for perfect attendance. GERALDINE E. CLARK With her lovely soprano voice, "GERRY" had a prominent part in the "Flower of Venezia" and "The Enchanted Isle," and has also been in the Glee-Club and A Cappella Choir. L. G. CLEMMENSEN "LARRY," our future Ted Lewis, participated in band, orchestra, and A. A. Minstrel for three years, and found time besides to collect stamps and do publicity work for the Junior Fourth Estate and "Oracle."THOMAS CLUCK Although a three and a half year graduate, "TOM" found time to enjoy swing music and sports. Conscientious and several times home room president, he received two Civic Attitude Awards. KENNETH E. COONEY Kenneth, commonly known as "FLEA," is scientifically minded, with hopes for a radio engineering career. Allied with the Science, Camera, and Radio clubs, he served as vice-president of the Radio "hams." ESSIE JANE CROLL "JANIE" has won a monogram and a letter for swimming. Besides her activity in the Life-Saving Club, she sang in Glee Club and A Cappella Choir. JUNIATA P. CROSBY "NUTS," who holds letters for hockey and track, was honored with a position on the Northeast Suburban Hockey Team. She aims to teach primary school, but her present hobby is collecting Indian head pennies. HELEN L. CURRAN HELEN, a swimming enthusiast, has won both a monogram and letter for that sport. She was president of the Library Club and enjoys reading as her hobby. MADELINE R. DARDIS "MAD," Commercial Club secretary, likes reading. An excellent penman, she should early realize her ambition to become a secretary or stenographer. Her "Okay" is familiar to Travel Club members. RUTH E. DAVEY "DAVIE" of the melodious trio has already won renown with her vo-c a 1 achievements. O f course, she belonged to Glee Club and A Cappella Choir and appeared in all the school's musical productions. She played basketball and managed "Yearbook" circulation, too. ROBERT O. DAVIES "BOB," captain of the soccer team, also won a letter in track. He played the saxophone in the orchestra and band and belonged to Etiquette and Mathematics clubs. As Napoleon Gibbs, he starred in "39 East." AMY E. DECKER AMY, interested in secretarial work, naturally joined t h e Commercial Club. She was an honor student, a member of the Dramatic Club, and headed the Travel Club. Her hobby is knitting. CLARENCE DETWEILER "DETTIE," cross country man, helped A. H. S. take second place in the Suburban Championship Meet. His work in the Etiquette and Mathematics clubs was surpassed only by his acting in "39 East." 28MICHAEL J. DEVERANT "MICKY'S" ambition to be a golf pro has won him a letter in that sport. He was a member of the wrestling squad, Campus, Science, and Nature clubs. LEONORA G. DE VITO "LEE," a future secretary, belonged to the Handicraft, Travel, Commercial, and Typing clubs. In her spare time, versatile Lee makes collars, hikes, and sings. JOHN A. DICKERSON "DICK" received his letter for football after four years' service and also burned up the cinders. His one ambition is to be a railway postal clerk, but his motto is, "Don't worry about it." R. JANE DOLFMAN Diversified "DOFFIE," a future girls' orchestra leader, has had many interests during her years here. She numbers among her activities Commercial, Travel, and Glee clubs, and A Cappella Choir. C-. RICHARD DOLFMAN One-half of the Dolfman family from Simon Gratz, "DICK" revels in art work of all types, wants to be a commercial artist, and belonged to both Art and Etiquette clubs and "Yearbook" staff. JOHN P. DONAHUE Captain "CORKY," with three letters each in football and wrestling, was president of the Nature Club and a member of the Clay Modeling and Campus clubs. The 1937 grid team elected him permanent captain. B. J. DONOHUE, JR. "BARNEY" has twice been an A. A. Minstrel participant and was secretary of the Campus Club. He aspires to be a radio announcer but enjoys tinkering with autos. SARAH E. ELLIOTT "SALLIE" came to Abington in her senior year from Frankford High. Here she has been a member of the Dramatic Club and taken an active interest in journalism. ELLEN E. EVANS ELLEN personifies athletic prowess, as she has played class hockey and been three years on the varsity basketball team. She belongs to many clubs and plays a cornet in the band. ANNE E. FLACCO Another tiny commercial student, ANNE believes in sticking to things. Four years' membership in the Commercial Club proves that. She enjoys dancing and swimming as hobbies for leisure time.CHAS. R. GALLAGHER As president of Boys' Hi-Y, "OZZIE" wields mighty power. Although he played basketball four years and is an ardent stamp collector, he aspires to make his name as an actor. CASSANDRA M. GAUN Tiny "CASSIE," a future hairdresser, is versatile, as her interests in swimming, dancing, and music show. She has been a member of the Bird, Commercial, and Dramatic clubs. MARY J. GENTHER Fashions and sports equally attract MARY'S interest. President of the Style Club, she plans to be a dress designer, but she appeared as waitress in the senior play. RUTH E. GIBB "BETTE" has sung in the A Cappella Choir and Glee Club for two years and this year had the lead in the operetta, "Enchanted Isle." Besides music, her hobbies are swimming, sailing, and collecting menus. BETTY E. GIBBONS "GIBBY," who came to Abington from Upper Moreland, joined the Reading, Etiquette and Style clubs. She hopes to become a great physician. As a hobby, she enjoys fancy work and making unusual articles. KATHLEEN J. GRIMES Somebody's s t e n o g, "HUNNY" is sure to be. She has spent four years in the Commercial Club and one year in the Travel Club. DOUGLAS H. GUY "DOUG" rated a place on the wrestling team and won two letters in football. Musically inclined, he has participated in two operettas and minstrel shows, besides belonging to Dramatic, Travel, Etiquette, and Typing clubs, Hi-Y, and "Yearbook" staff. JEAN E. HALVORSEN "JEANNIE" was a member of Glee Club, A Cappella Choir, debating team, and an Honor Roll student. Her art work was appreciated in "Abing-tonian" and "Yearbook,” and she attended the Temple Pan-American Peace Conference. WILLIAM E. HARRISON "BILL" is training for something big with his active participation in the music clubs and public speaking classes. In search of opportunity, he'll head for New York and success. FREDERICK L. HECHT "BUD" was vice-president of the Science Club, and a member of German Glee and Math clubs. But we like best of all the way Fred plays the harmonica! 30DONALD A. HENDRIE "DON," an athlete personified, played football and won his letter in both basketball and baseball. He was president of Boys' Etiquette and Current Events clubs, and sang in the Glee Club. DORIS M. HERBST "DORY" of the Commercial department has typed faithfully for "Yearbook," "Oracle," and Junior Fourth Estate. She participated in the Pan-American Conference at Temple and will probably be a Spanish secretary some day. ALFRED O. HERMANNS Greatly interested in music, "AL" plays his own arrangements on the piano. While president of the Nature Club, this basso profundo also participated in Glee, Printing, and Mathematics clubs. H. JOHN HOLMES Musical "JACK" has been active in A Cappella Choir and Glee Club, allied with Etiquette, Band, and Camera clubs, and secretary-treasurer of the last. In his junior year, he served as assistant track manager. MARY I. HUEY A member of the Science, Dramatic, and Commercial clubs, and a worker in the Etiquette Club for two years, MARY has as hobbies fancy embroidering and clipping interesting articles from newspapers. WILLIAM J. JOBLING Cheerful "BILL" is widely known both as a sports writer for the "Abing-tonian" and "Yearbook" and as a singer in Glee Club and A. A. Minstrels. Besides his varied dramatic activities, he efficiently managed the soccer team. BIRDELL M. KAUFMANN The lovely brunette of the trio actively participated in the Glee Club, worked for "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook," and belonged to Girls' Hi-Y. "BIRDIE" sang in all the operettas and occasionally rated the Honor Roll. SELINA S. KING "KINGY'S" ambition is to be an occupational therapist. She came to us two years ago from Upper Moreland, and has belonged to the Reading and Style clubs. NANCY L. KIRK Musical "LEE" aspires to be a stenographer. Pianist for the orchestra, she has also sung in operettas, been a member of Camera and Etiquette Clubs, and typed for the "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook." 31RAOUL B. KISTER "PRO" participated in basketball, track, swimming, and golf, and was a member of the Airplane, Glee, and Etiquette clubs. Musical productions in which he took part included "Flower of Venezia," "Outlaw King," and A. A. Minstrel. BETTY KOCHENBERGER "BETTS" was a member of the "Yearbook" staff and a typist for the "Abingtonian." Clubs in which she was interested included Art, Local History, and Typing. VICTOR L. KOENIG "VIC,” president of the senior class and of the Etiquette Club, won three letters in soccer, one in basketball, and played baseball, serving as soccer captain one year. Active in music, he sang in the "Outlaw King" and "Enchanted Isle." ELEANOR A. KRAFT Rosa of "39 East" can prove her prowess as an archer, but she also likes to read and crochet. She was a member of the German Glee, Dramatic, Typing, and Travel clubs. K. MARIE KRAFT "CHATTY" Marie joined the Nature, Travel, and Commercial clubs. Although her hobbies are letter-writing and reading, she intends being a child's nurse. MARGARET KREWSON "MARGE" was on the Honor Roll several times for good work as a commercial student as well as being active in the Dramatic and Glee clubs and A Cappella Choir. HOWARD R. KRITLER, JR. HOWARD was chief messenger for the Junior Fourth Estate. He won a varsity letter for swimming, and belonged to the Science, Math, and Model Airplane clubs. Some day he'll be an aeronautical engineer. RUTH E. LAMPHERE "REDS," t h e middle member of the trio, sings as well as acts, for she is a member of both Glee Club and Dramatic Club. A commercial student, she holds a position on the staff of the "Yearbook." MARY L. LEAVITT Designer MARY is always drawing something. She sings, too, and played basketball for two years. Her favorite hobbies are modeling and dancing, but she served as treasurer for Local History Club. F. SYDNEY LODGE Interested in birdlore and woodcraft, quiet "SID" headed the Nature Club and belonged to Etiquette Club and Hi-Y. Yet he showed sportsmanship by playing football, basketball, and tennis. 32 MARY ALICE LORD "MALICE," besides gaining recognition as a debater, played Madame de Mailly in "39 East," sang in the Glee Club and Christmas plays, and worked for "Oracle" and "Yearbook" staff and Junior Fourth Estate. MARY E. MacBRIDE "JERRY" was a member of the Junior Fourth Estate, "Yearbook" staff, and Little Theatre group. As president of the Dramatic Club, she directed and produced two plays and was assistant editor-in-chief of the "Oracle." FREDERICK R. MASSING "FREDDIE" played baseball and football for four years, winning his letter on the gridiron. This future aero engineer was a member of both Campus and Etiquette clubs. FRANCIS J. McCORMICK "PAT" acted as treasurer, vice-president, and president of the Campus Club, besides being three times Student Council representative. He played football and was an efficient assistant baseball manager. CHRISTINE MERCALDO Brown-eyed "CHRIS," a future nurse, belonged to the Travel, Etiquette, and Camp Cooking clubs, and played class hockey her freshman year. EDWARD J. MILLER "WIMPY" is planning to become a big time architect, but his favorite occupation at the present is to overhaul Fords. He has been secretary to the Campus Club for two terms and active in the Current Events Club. JOHN K. MOORE "Listen, you mugs!" Radio Station W3FZI announcing. A good student, JOHN worked on "Abing-tonian," "Yearbook," Junior Fourth Estate, and debating team, played soccer, took lead in "39 East," and belonged to Science and Radio clubs. A. LUCILLA MOORE To her friends, she is known as "PEGGY." Although she played basketball and likes sports, her ambition is to become a nurse. JOHN P. MURRAY "MURPH" won his football monogram as a junior and managed the team in his senior year. After serving as vice-president of the Printing Club, he is ambitious to become a printer. Favorite hobby— eating. JANE K. NEEMAN Book-devouring "G I N-NY," a future librarian, was member of the Commercial, Typing and Art clubs, president of the Travel Club, and secretary of the Local History Club. 3.'!W. GRAHAM NEESOM GRAHAM'S main ambition is to travel, but we think his destiny will lie in the field of printing as he has been an active member of the Printing Club for three years. SIDNEY NEWBERRY, JR. "NEWB," a track and cross country enthusiast, ran on the track team for four years, earning his letter in his junior year. Although Sid likes music, he is ambitious to become a good Diesel engineer. JOHN J. NEWNS Campus, Life Saving, Etiquette, and Debating clubs have been the centers of "JOHNNIE'S" interest in high school. "Hi, son" is his password. MARY W. NIBLOCK Busy MARY is Latin Club president, Hi-Y vice-president, and class secretary. Besides acting in "39 East," she worked on "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook" staffs and belonged to the Junior Fourth Estate. ALLEN H. OKAMOTO Often on the Honor Roll —eight years of perfect attendance -—- Junior Fourth Estate—monogram for soc-c e r—wrestler—secretary treasurer of Math Club, and active in Science Club, "OKIE" is truly a distinguished graduate. JOHN OUGHTON, JR. "JACK," three times class vice-president, is a veteran builder of model ships and railroads. He served long on Student Council, rising to vice-president. The Life Saving and Math clubs well knew his flashing smile. WISTAR B. PAIST "S T A R," baseballer, basketballer, and letter-man in soccer, worked on Junior Fourth Estate, "Yearbook," and ''Abingtonian'' staffs. Besides serving as president of the Leathercraft Club and treasurer of Commercial Club, he has sung in two operettas. JEANNE M. PAUL In addition to commercial subjects, this future secretary shows an interest in music, reading and knitting. "JEANNIE" also found time for dramatics, "Oracle" business staff, Junior Fourth Estate, and "Yearbook." EDNA L. PURVIS An honor student, ED NA edited the "Oracle" and worked for the "Yearbook" and Junior Fourth Estate. Her club activities included Latin, Art, Hi-Y, and Reading Club presidency, besides participation in operettas and managing girls' tennis. JAMES K. REDDING "JIMMIE" the jolly, has played in the band for four years and belonged to the Band Club as well as the Tropical Fish Club. He aspires to be presidenj of General Motors, so majors in autos. 34ROBERT T. REISSE Tennis, publications, and Latin have shared "BOB'S" interest. Member of "Oracle" and "Yearbook" staffs and Junior Fourth Estate, he won three awards in Latin, headed the Camera Club, and belonged to Etiquette and Current Events clubs. CHARLES W. RICH "CHARLIE" in "39 East" showed how a football player can make a good actor. He won his letter in his favorite sport and served as treasurer of the junior class. CHARLOTTE W. RITTER An artist in our midst, "CHARLIE" plans a future as fashion designer. She belonged to Glee Club and A Cappella Choir, was a dependable Hi-Y leader, wrote for the "Abingtonian," drew for the "Yearbook," and played in "39 East." HELEN C. ROBERTS Popular HELEN contributed her literary talents impartially to all three publications, and belonged to the Debating team, Hi-Y, Student Council, and Dramatic Club. Editor of the "Abingtonian," she starred in ”39 East," as well as on the Honor Roll. CHARLES J. RODEMICH With his ambition to be a machinist and a decided ability in scientific fields, "CHARLIE" of course joined the Science Club. He played class football and builds model airplanes. MARY T. RODGERS "RODGE," who played class hockey and sang in "Robin Hood," Glee Club, and A Cappella Choir, belonged to the Commercial, Travel, Style, Etiquette, and Leathercraft clubs, and still found time to collect stamps. GUSTAVE W. RUFINO "GUS" allied himself with the Current Events, Travel, and Boys' Etiquette clubs. He must be rather a sad boy, for his favorite expression is "Oh, me!" G. HOWARD RUSSELL, JR. Quiet, artistic "RUS" won his soccer letter and played tennis and baseball. With three years in the Art Club, he worked on the art staffs of both "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook." WM. H. RUSSELL. JR. "HAMLET" is a lover of animals and animal tales. Twice winner of a football monogram and a track enthusiast, Bill belonged to the Tropical Fish and Nature clubs and wants to be a game warden or forester. GEORGE W. SAYLOR GEORGE, who played soccer four years, was president of the Science Club and secretary-treasurer and president of the Radio Club. Preparing for a career as radio engineer, he operates amateur station W3FZQ. 35ANITA J. SCHAEFER "RODGE'S" shadow sang with the Glee Club and A Cappella Choir, and belonged to Art and Etiquette clubs. This would-be secretary can exhibit a fine collection of Abingtoniana. CHARLES J. SCHENKEL "BUD'S" athletic ambitions have carried him through four years of tennis and basketball with two basketball letters. His musical talent has placed him in three operettas and the music clubs. He sang Chopin's role in "Enchanted Isle." IDA A. SCHLACHTER Cheltenham High gave us IDA. In her brief stay at Abington, she has earned a place on the "Abing-tonian" and "Yearbook" staffs, and been active in the Dramatic Club. She hopes to be a secret service agent. JOHANNA R. SCHNEIDER "JO," president of the Art Club, won a poster contest. She has participated in an operetta, the Glee clubs, and A Cappella Choir, and has been a member of "Oracle" and "Yearbook" staffs. ALAN F. SHAW "WADDY," Bruce's partner, amiable Alan, has three years of baseball and one year of swimming to his credit. A member of Stamp and First-Aid clubs, he saves stamps and coins. MELVIN G. SIMMONS "LITTLE ONE" was a member of the Glee Club. His highest aspiration is to "be a plain gentleman," but he yearns for excitement and lots of dancing in gay New York. L. STEWART SIMON "STEW" was adopted by Abington from Frank-ford High. At Abington, he captained the swimming team, served as Student Council vice-president, and was a member of the "Yearbook" staff. VIRGINIA T. SMITH "JINNY" has been in the Etiquette Club for four years. She likes to sew, and hopes to become a fashionable dressmaker. GERTRUDE K. SOMERS Besides being an Honor Roll student and a member of the Hi-Y, "TRUDY," a future psychologist, served as treasurer of the Latin Club. She earned her letter as manager of the hockey team. VIRGINIA H. STEELE A proficient public speaker, "GINNIE" served on the debating team and as a delegate to two Temple conferences. Other activities included musical organizations, "Year-book," "Oracle," Junior-Fourth Estate, Hi-Y secretary, and "39 East." 36ROBERT H. STETSON. JR. "BOB" served on "Yearbook" staff, Student Council, Hi-Y, Etiquette and Latin clubs, yet stayed on the Honor Roll. His perfect attendance record is his pride, and his ambition is to be a C. P. A. ALICE L. STOKES ALICE, a future nurse, belonged to the Care of the Sick Club and Etiquette clubs and enjoys sewing and cooking as hobbies. She received a perfect attendance certificate for one year. ELEANORE B. STONE Besides tennis and hockey letters, "STONIE" won Civic Attitude Awards, a coquettish role in "39 East," and a place on "Yearbook" staff. She presided over Hi-Y and Camera Club, was Student Council vice-president, and class secretary. EDITH R. STRICK Always on the Honor Roll, EDITH, a future neurologist, finished her high school course in three and a half years. A sports enthusiast, she captained the Suburban Championship swimming team, then used her talents on the "Yearbook" staff. ARTHUR SWARTLEY, JR. "ART," recipient of a band monogram and twice a Student Council member, hopes to be a second Charles Lindbergh or, at least, a mechanical engineer. He enjoys driving as a pastime. DOROTHY TALIFERRO "DOTTIE," three times a member of the track team, won a monogram in her senior year. She joined the Reading and Leath-ercraft clubs, although her ambition is in the field of music. G. HAROLD TAYLOR An energetic member of the Science Club and officer of the Radio Club, HAROLD has shown his ability in this field. He hopes to be a radio operator but enjoys hunting, fishing, and trapping. SHIRLEY E. THOMAS Quiet SHIRLEY, another prospective artist, belonged to the Art Club all four years, besides being an officer of the Reading Club, taking part in "39 East," and appearing on the Honor Roll. LEONARD STRICK LEONARD went out for basketball and track. His activity in debating and the Temple Conference point toward a law career. A member of the Tropical Fish, Campus, and Dramatic clubs, he was president of the Current Events Club. ELEANOR M. TIDWELL Since coming from Muhlenberg High, Reading, ELEANOR has been a member of the A Cap-pella Choir and the Art, Glee, and Dramatic clubs. Her commercial ability will probably place her in somebody's office. 37KATHRYN E. TUERK "KAY" has divided her activity between sports and music. She has been in the A Cappella Choir, Commercial and Glee clubs, and the operettas. She likes hockey and swimming and wants to be a stenographer. RAYMOND L. TYSON, JR. "RAY" was a member o f "Abingtonian" and "Yearbook" staffs and Junior Fourth Estate. He belonged to Current Events and Latin clubs and was treasurer of the Stamp Club. School spelling champion, he sang in one operetta. CLARENCE VOLK, JR. "JINKS" had a four-year membership in Printing and Stamp clubs, won first prize for his excellent pencil work in the Ledger Youth Contest, ran on the cross country squad, and did art work for the "Yearbook." BRUCE A. VOUGHT A b i n g t o n's "Swing King" devotes his spare evenings t o "jam-sessions" and swings a magnificent trombone. Band and orchestra constitute his club interests, and commercial art or music is his ambition. DORIS E. WALTON "DORIE" scored a hit in "39 East" after three years in the Dramatic Club. She sang in Glee Club and A Cappella Choir, served once on Student Council, and belonged to the Etiquette Club. DONALD WARRINGTON "DON" played football, basketball, and baseball, winning his letter in basketball, and wrote sports for the "Yearbook." He hopes to be a mechanical engineer and enjoys woodwork and making model airplanes and boats. DORIS M. WESTERVELT DORIS, a transfer from Bound Brook High, New Jersey, has participated in A Cappella Choir, the Glee Club, and Girls' Etiquette Club. SARAH WOLSTENHOLME SARAH edited the "Yearbook" and did valuable work for the "Abingtonian." A consistent honor student, she led the Commencement discussion group. Besides serving in Hi-Y and Junior Fourth Estate, Sarah earned two hockey letters and appeared in "39 East." E. GRACE WOOD GRACE'S diversified interests led her to the Dramatic and Music clubs, the operettas, and the "Abingtonian" staff. This future nurse was chosen for Student Council three times. ANNE WUNDERLE ANNE, who is a transfer from our rival, Cheltenham, won two letters for hockey and one for tennis. As a junior, she belonged to the Latin Club. 38 I. MACKIE WUNDERLE "Abingtonian" editor, "Yearbook" staff, Honor Roll student, class officer, and Student Council president, "MAC" won five Civic Attitude awards, his letter in swimming, Latin prizes, and still had time for Dramatic Club, French Club, and Junior Fourth Estate. GEORGE D. ZACKEY "ZACK" was a faithful member of the soccer squad, and belonged to the Camera Club as well as the Boys' Etiquette Club. His favorite sport is gunning. EVER ONWARD Down through the years And behind the glories. There's a deeper, greater meaning. It was not luck nor fate That made the name of Abington great. It was not football victory, Nor athletic cup and trophy; It was not scholastic honor. Nor high degree. Her leaders, her heroes, her teachers Could not so influence The minds of willing students That they should honor her. There is more than this. Courage, faith, spirit, loyalty— These have found a place here. Victory has triumphed; Defeat has sometimes ruled; There have been prejudice, discredit, and censure; There have been glory, honor and fame. But always—-Abington has gone on. Abingtonians have carried her on. 39 LORRAINE TITLOW.WHO’S WHO OECAUSE of their services, not only those which have been publicly acknowledged but those which have gone unrequited, because of their outstanding leadership and ability in fields of scholastic and athletic activities, because of their faithful and reliable cooperation in maintaining school spirit and the reputation of Abington High School, we nominate the following students for Who's Who: JANUARY CLASS EVELYN ANDERSON—-Outstanding girl athlete. GEORGE FRYBURG—Scholar. ELEANORE GOTWALS—Leader, Athlete, Scholar, Hi-Y officer. HELEN HASSENPLUG—Outstanding Scholar, Athlete, Leader Hi-Y Officer. KENNETH PLEWES—Scholar, Athlete. LORRAINE TITLOW—Editor, Scholar, Poet. LAURA VANDEGRIFT—Scholar, Publications Assistant. JUNE CLASS JANE BUTTERWORTH—-Actress, Artist, Swimmer, Publications Assistant. HELEN CURRAN—Swimmer, Library Assistant. ROBERT DAVIES—Actor, Athlete, Musician. MARY NIBLOCK—Class Officer, Hi-Y Officer, Publications Assistant. ALLEN OKAMOTO—Class Officer, Publications Assistant, Athlete, Scholar. EDNA PURVIS—Outstanding Scholar, Editor, Sports Manager. HELEN ROBERTS—Editor, Leader, Actress, Poet. SARAH WOLSTENHOLME—Editor, Scholar, Athlete, Hi-Y Officer. MACKIE WUNDERLE—Scholar, Editor, Student Council President, Class Officer, Swimmer. 40Just as the states are the operating units in the national government, so the class organizations carry on the active functions of Abington High School. In carrying on the necessary activities of the school year, the boys and girls, in their class meetings, train for citizenship, choosing suitable candidates for class and school offices, conducting proper elections, and voting on current questions of student life. All pupils as members of their class organizations thus gain practical experience in democratic self-government, experience that instills in each one an appreciation of the privileges and powers involved.THE CLASS OF '37 As a yellow flame, leaping straight and tall, You face a stranger world. As a well-trained army, brave and strong, You march with flags unfurled. With the spirit of youth, you are out to win; You know not of loss or defeat. You stand prepared for the buffets and stress Which life shall force you to meet. So stand in truth and the trust of God, Though the clouds may be thick and gray, And the seemingly insurmountable odds Through faith shall pass away. SARAH WOLSTENHOLME. Senior B Class 42 Junior A Class Junior B Class 43 Sophomore A Class Sophomore B Class 44Freshman A Class Freshman B Class 45YE SENIOR DIARIE SEPTEMBER —Today ye olde school house did once again open its portals for another year. Truly 'twas with faint regret as well as high anticipation that I did resume my studies. SEPTEMBER 25—Our fall sports season did this day start successfully with Ye Galloping Ghostes gaining most glorious victories over ye Bristol lads. Right soon will hockey lasses and speedie hooters contest in stirring battle. OCTOBER 24—What clever Thespians our honored teachers did show themselves in "Ye Oueene's Husband." NOVEMBER 6—In faith, ye Senior Promenade of ye January class did prove a truly joyous affair. NOVEMBER 20—Again I write of social gaieties—ye Latin Club Dance with a happy throng swaying to ye musick of Fred Wrig-ley's orchestra. NOVEMBER 28—This day do all loyal Abingtonians find great cause for Thanksgiving. Our gallant Maroon warriors did most thoroughly subdue ye haughty Panther. DECEMBER 12—I have but just returned from ye Senior Play "Anybody's Game." Me-thinks perchance some future Garbo or Robert Taylor tonight did walk the boards. DECEMBER 18—In true Yuletide spirit, ye Mummers did present a quaint pageant of ye Nativitie with much mirth and lovely musick. JANUARY 22—Ye first social event of import since our holidays—the Junior Prom. Albeit 'twas a gala evening, yet some there were who suffered from stiffness after over-strenuous practice at basketball and wrestling. JANUARY 29—Ah, me! 'Tis with regret that I tonight bade farewell to my beloved companions of ye January class. Dr. Fite did preach an inspiring Farewell Sermon. Ye Village Literary Society held a Class Night Session of great hilarity, and Commencement was an evening where joy and tears ruled together. Now doth a new term begin on the heeles of the olde. MARCH 5—Again I traversed the dance floor at Le Cabaret le Coq d'Or, which did celebrate its Tenth Anniversarie with many novel features. Right glad am I that I attended. MARCH 15—Well may I write with pride and joy, for this day did ye Girls' Swimming Team capture ye Suburban Championship. Faith, and they're a goodly lot of femininity, either in or out of water. MARCH 20—Another Senior Play hath been received with great plaudits. Twas entitled "39 East," presented by ye June Class, and a very pleasing performance it was. APRIL 10—Egad, I have laughed myself quite to illness at ye comical antics of ye Hill-Billies and Black-faced Comedians in ye Annual Minstrel. MAY 8—Again have ye Musick classes attracted a crowd, which vastly enjoyed Chopin's melodies in "The Enchanted Isle.'' Verily, a credit to the singers. MAY 13—Ye athletic teams joined tonight at ye festive board with mighty "Pop" Warner and his staff together with ye sports scribes to grace the occasion. MAY 28—Our last high school dance—ye Senior Prom. And on Monday come those much feared examinations. JUNE 11—'Tis hard to write of the deep sorrow I feel at leaving my Alma Mater. Long will I cherish memories of Baccalaureate, but longest will I remember Commencement. Verily 'twas a glorious climax to four all too short years in these protecting walls. I close with regretful farewell to the past but with high anticipations for the future. 46 JANE BUTTERWORTH, HELEN ROBERTS, MARECHAL CLEGG.cTo (Defend the dionor of llTaroon and didinte— Athletic competition bestows a two-fold blessing upon its participants. Not only do the boys and girls representing Abington High School in sports gain physical fitness, but they also receive a more valuable gift, the development of an attitude of good sportsmanship. The whole purpose of athletic competition is defeated unless the athletes learn to obey directions, to forget personal glory in a desire to promote teamwork, and to practice good sportsmanship for the glory of their school. These attitudes developed on the athletic field will later function as desirable qualities of a good citizen.FOOTBALL Letters—Bates. Leidy. Watson. Dorn, Guy. Clayton, Plewes, O’Brien. Cunningham. Donahue (Capt.). Zenzer. Penecale. Rich. Mooney. Sullivan. Foster, Massing. Dickerson. Murray (Mgr.). Monograms—Russell. Kimmerle, Armstrong. Rodgers. Dare, Craig. Sercombe (Asst. Mgr.). HOCKEY Letters—E. Gotwals (Capt.). N. Sewers. E. Anderson. E. Stone. G. Zwart. B. McEwan. B. Whitley. H. Hassenplug. E. Arnold. J. Smith. S. Wolstenholme. B. Brown. J. Crosby, A. Wunderle. G. Somers (Mgr.). Monograms—C. Fritz. E. Johnson. M. Bishop. J. Light and M. Fretz (Asst. Mgrs.). FOOTBALL After suffering a relapse, the school's football prestige returned to normal when the 1936 eleven, under Coaches Snodgrass, Erb, and Seltzer, won five games and lost three, capping the season with a brilliant victory over Cheltenham. In the early games, the inexperienced Maroon team failed to click. Bristol was defeated in the opener, 13-7, but Chester and Lower Merion trounced the Ghosts, 14-0 and 33-0. Then the team suddenly came to life and whipped Eddystone, 13-0 and Haverford, 31-0. Norristown topped the Maroons, 19-0, but a huge Radnor team was downed, 15-0. The grand finale of the season saw the hard-driving Ghosts completely outplay the previously undefeated Panthers and walk off with a 13-6 victory. HOCKEY Last fall's hockey season finished with a record of four wins, one tie, and three defeats. Evelyn Anderson's early goal against Doylestown gave the Maroons a surprise victory to start with. The next week, Abington lost a heartbreaker to Jenkintown when the Red and Blue tallied a last-minute marker, but Miss Herzog's eleven came back fighting to defeat Upper Moreland, Springfield, and Olney. In spite of Abington's surprisingly strong opposition, Ambler nosed out the Maroons. This defeat was followed by the only scoreless tie of the season—against the Alumnae. Closing their season at Cheltenham, the girls fought a nerve-wracking struggle but lost by the close score of 2-0. 48SOCCER Letters—Davies and Geissel (Co-Capt.), Allen, Gibbons, Koenig, Kuhn, Paist. H. Russell, Bitman, Cardon, Hamlin, Michel, Riebsa-man, Worrall. Donato, Jobling (Mgr.). Monograms — Naylor, Okamcto. Reim, Chesterman, Riddell (Asst. Mgr.). CROSS COUNTRY Letters—Kelly (Capt.), Detweiler, Delia. Mercaldo. Phinney. Monograms-Mollenkof, Paul, Pelleriti, Young. SOCCER Coach P. T. Gantt completed his eleventh year as soccer coach last fall when his team won seven out of ten league games to come closer than ever before to winning the Suburban Championship, ending the season in a three-way tie with Upper Darby and Berwyn. Seven veteran players are left to bring honor to Abington next year, with some very encouraging prospects to fill the vacancies left by graduation. Probably the most interesting game of the season was the home contest with Upper Darby, when, smarting from a defeat during the first half of the season, the fighting Maroons overcame the Upidahs, 2-1. CROSS COUNTRY The cross country team last fall, under the direction of Coach Roland C. Ritchie, ended the 1936 season with a perfect score by defeating its six opponents, Haverford, Olney, Upper Darby, Chester, Ambler, and Lansdale, and placing second in the Suburban Championship meet, held at Cobb's Creek. Although cross country is only two years old at Abington, it is fast becoming an outstanding sport. A meet that drew a large crowd was the triangular contest with Haverford and Ridley Township. Abington proved the strongest by defeating its opponents, 24-60-72. 49GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Letters—B. Whitley (Capt.). G. Stout. M. Genther, B. Ferris. E. Johnson. M. Braccio, E. Gilbert (Mgr.). Monograms—E. Anderson, N. Sowers, H. Hassenplug, J. Crosby, E. Zackey, M. Bright, J. Nicholas (Asst. Mgr.). BOYS’ BASKETBALL Letters—Cunningham, C. M. Pen-ecale. Lodge, Schueneman, Armstrong, Sharp, Allen. Sullivan. Hendrie, Warrington, L. Fuqua (Mgr.). Monograms — O'Brien. Yost (Asst. Mgr.). GIRLS' BASKETBALL Facing the difficulty of mastering a new technique because of the change to the two-court system, the girls turned in a fairly good record with decisive victories over their keenest rivals, Cheltenham and Springfield. Although mid-year graduation caused the loss of three stellar players, Evelyn Anderson, Helen Hassenplug, and Nelda Sowers, with the able coaching of Miss Gertrude E. Herzog, the reorganized team lost only two games. 42 Upper Merion 13 31 .... .. Norristown 33 30 ...Cheltenham 18 21 ... ..... Jenkintown 39 21 ... Lansdale 45 45 13 33 ... Springfield 26 20 .... Conshohocken 20 14 ... Lower Merion 21 39 .. .... Upper Moreland 9 BOYS' BASKETBALL Under the direction of their new coach, George F. Erb, the Maroon and White passers progressed until they looked like a fair club as they defeated Cheltenham and nosed out Norristown. After January graduation depleted the squad, the Ghosts failed to function effectively, although they ended a poor season with a surprise victory over Jenkintown. 23 ... 28 25 .. Haverford 35 23 .. ... Lansdowne 37 15 ... ... Lower Merion 21 13 .. ... Radnor 39 22 ... ... Cheltenham 13 38 . Norristown 36 16 ... ....Upper Darby 29 22 ... Jenkintown 23 17 ... ... Haverford 28 16 . ...Lansdowne 37 9 . .. Lower Merion 49 19 ... ... Radnor 36 29 . ... Cheltenham ... 34 16 . ... Norristown 36 11 ... ... Upper Darby 29 25 .. Jenkintown .. 2! 50GIRLS’ SWIMMING Letters—E. Strick (Capt.), E. Al-lanson, J. Butterworth. J. Croll, H. Curran. M. Glazier, P. God-man, A. Reim. J. Simon, B. Clayton (Mgr.). Monograms—H. De-Bruijn, J. Fox, A. Habhegger, B. Slight (Asst. Mgr.). BOYS’ SWIMMING Letters—Simon (Capt.), Stoner. Wunderle. Kritler, Gfelner, Kister (Mgr.). Monograms—Mullen, L. Leidy, Clayton, Cook, H. Kelly. E. Clarke (Asst. Mgr.). 46 . George School 29 47 . Haverford 28 55 . Coatesville 20 51 24 54 ...... Radnor 21 48 ..Norristown 27 52 . . Cheltenham 23 36 .. La Salle 39 34 .. Norristown 41 47 .. Radnor 24 27 ..Coatesville 48 35 .... . Eddystone 40 36 .... . Haverford 39 34 ..... .. Upper Darby 41 26 ,. . . West Catholic .49 GIRLS' SWIMMING Undefeated Suburban Champions! Abington's expert mermaids opened a victorious season by submerging their powerful Main Line foes, Haverford, following this with victories over strong Upper Darby and Norristown teams. With the help of a championship relay team and outstanding stars in all events, the girls easily defeated, by wide margins, all remaining opponents, including their old rival, Cheltenham. This unbroken series of triumphs captured the Suburban swimming crown for the first time in the history of the school. BOYS' SWIMMING After concluding an unsuccessful season of eight dual meets with one win and seven defeats, all by narrow margins, Coach Trainor's natators, managed by Raoul Kister, tied for third place in a field of ten in the Suburban Championship meet. Diver George Stoner, undefeated in two years of league competition, placed second in the state finals, while Captain Stewart Simon placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. .- 1GOLF Delia, Coyle, Falbo. N. Pen-ecale. Lizzio, Singley, Kister, Liberty. Moffa, Trimble. WRESTLING Letters—Ciliberto. Reim, Kelly Asure, Applegate, Rogers, Leidy Crouthamel. Peters (Mgr.). Mono grams—Gansert, Riddell, F. Zen zer, VanGaasbeek. Plewes Brauer and Farmer (Asst. Mgrs.) GOLF In spite of having but two lettermen remaining this season, the golf team hopes to measure up to the usual winning standard of previous years. Twenty-two candidates reported for practice, and Coach Brunner has selected a temporary squad, but the question of eligibility may seriously deplete the ranks. Two girls aspired to the team but were not permitted to compete. WRESTLING Very much weakened by the loss of Paul Asure, Kenneth Plewes, and Edward Reim through mid-year graduation, and of Jack Donahue through injuries, the wrestling team came to the end of their season with four wins against three losses. Two outstanding matmen were Anthony Ciliberto, who was high scorer, and Richard Crouthamel, who garnered four victories in as many matches. April 16--Haverford 8-7 19—Jenkintown 14-1 23—Lansdowne 15-0 26—Reading 30—Lower Merion May 3—Berwyn 7—Upper Darby 10—Haverford 14—Lansdowne 17—Lower Merion 21—Berwyn 28— Upper Darby 29— Reading 20 Vi Lower Merion 12 Vi 12 Vi Cheltenham 18Vi 22 Lansdowne 13 8 Upper Merion 28 21 Vi Haverford 11 Vi 7 Vi Upper Darby 27 Vi 33 Radnor 8GIRLS’ TENNIS G. Stout. E. Johnson, A. Wun-derle. E. Stone. B. Ferris. E. Gilbert, G. Zwart, B. Smith, E. Purvis (Mgr.). V. Maugans (Asst. Mgr.). BOYS’ TENNIS Alquist. Belts, D. Collins. N. Collins. Copeland. Derr, Gourley, F. Lang. Leidy. Marple, Moser. Parker, Schenkel, Sippel, Tom-kinson. GIRLS' TENNIS With almost all of last year's team back, the future looks bright for the girls' tennis team. Playing on the home courts only four times in the season will prove no handicap, for many of the members have won championships on away courts as well as at our own Baederwood. The racket wielders hope to place another cup in the trophy case before school closes. April 30—Berwyn May 4—Norristown 7—Lower Merion 11—Cheltenham 14—Coatesville 21—Lansdowne 25—Radnor 28—Upper Darby BOYS' TENNIS With three veterans of last year's team, Ben Alquist, Doug Collins, and Charles Schenkel, back for action, outlook for the season appeared bright. Promising additions to the squad make chances of placing in the first division at least a possibility if the new candidates measure up. April 30—Berwyn May 4—Norristown 7—Lower Merion 11—Cheltenham 14—Coatesville 21—Lansdowne 25—Radnor 28—Upper Darby 53TRACK Kimmerle (Capt.). Detweiler, Newberry, N. Kelly. Davies, Bales, Phinney, Nielsen, Oughton, Zen-zer, Wolfi. Dickerson. Ulle, Stahl. Gfelner. BASEBALL Pitchers — Cunningham. Kertis, Koenig. C. M. Penecale. Catchers —M. A. Penecale. Leidy, Riddell. Infield—MacDowell. Armstrong, Sullivan, Moore. Kelly. Outfield —Carr. Garrison. O'Brien. Quaste. TRACK The outlook for the track team, coached by Roland C. Ritchie and managed by Don Walton, appeared to be good. The team came through in their first dual meet against Prospect Park, last year a dangerous rival, with the score 57 to 42. Besides other dual meets, this season, the cindermen competed in the Penn Relays on April 23-24 at Franklin Field, and, led by Captain George Kimmerle, encountered the usual strong competition in the Interscholastics at Lafayette College. April 7- Prospect Park 68-40 19—Interclass 22— Penn Relays 23— Penn Relays May 1—Lafayette Interscholastics 5—Haverford 12—Conshohocken 15—District Meet 19—Chester 26—Cheltenham June 5 -Suburban League Championships BASEBALL April 12—Lansdale 13-6 May 4—Norristown With eight experienced players remaining from last year and a good crop of pitchers, the team should finish high in the league. Coach Erb is optimistic about the prospects for the nine if the hitters produce as they can and the pitchers come through. The team won three of its first four games, trouncing Lansdale, losing a closely contested pitchers' battle to Haverford, nosing out Lansdowne, and holding Lower Merion to one hit. 13—Haverford 1-3 16—Lansdowne 3-2 20—Lower Merion 6-1 29 —Jenkintown 27—Upper Darby 30—Cheltenham 7—Haverford 11—Lansdowne 14—Lower Merion 21—Upper Darby 25—Cheltenham 28—Norristown June 1—Jenkintown 54CHEER- LEADERS Donald Walton (Head Cheerleader), Robert Day, Richard Derr, Russell Rhoads. Mary Reilly, Shirley Young. Ellen Penton. PEP CORPS Drum Major, Ruth Klosterman; Manager, Joanna Van Valin; Drill Master, Dr. C. E. Sohl; Chaperone, Miss E. Gladys Tomlinson. A. A. COUNCIL President, Forrest Allen; Vice-Pres., Howard Cunningham; Secretary, Gene Stout. CHEERLEADERS Cheers, songs, and yells shook the auditorium or filled the air when these leaders got going. Under the enthusiastic guidance of this well-trained group, school spirit held full swing. PEP CORPS This year Abington originated a Pep Corps of forty-eight girls to drill at the football games. With their gay outfits of maroon and white, the corps added color and enthusiasm to the sport events. A. A. COUNCIL With coaches, captains, and managers of every sports team as its members, the Council has the heavy responsibility of making decisions upon awards and raising funds to carry on the sports program.Home Run! Dianas at Practice Ike" in Form Suburban Champs Abington's Golfers On Their Mark 56c Jo [Promote the (gWelfare— Good citizens are interested in the activities of their community and are willing to lend their aid to further the welfare of their fellow citizens. An important factor in Abington High School's citizenship training is the school's varied group of activities. By participatng in the work of the Student Council, Hi-Y, publications staffs, and dramatic and musical organizations, the boys and girls of Abington lend their special talents to promote the welfare of the school. In future years, as men and women, Abington graduates will contribute these same talents to the cultural progress of their community life. YEARBOOK STAFF Editor-in-Chief SARAH WOLSTENHOLME Advisory Board Helen Bierlin Robert Smith Raymond Tyson Helen Hassenplug Edna Purvis Mackie Wunderle John Moore Robert Reisse Allen Okamoto Assistants Mary Alice Lord Ruth Lamphere Mary MacBride Lorraine Titlow Gertrude Somers Henry Burlington Mary Niblock Marechal Clegg George Foster Robert Stetson Edith Strick Virginia Steele Wistar Paist Helen Roberts Stewart Simon Alice Stocker Art Jean Halvorsen Charlotte Ritter Clarence Volk Howard Russell Johanna Schneider Birdell Kaufman Jane Butterworth Richard Dolfman Sports Eleanore Stone Donald Warrington Richard Young William Jobling Eleanore Gotwals Robert Davies Business Subscription Managers Ruth Davey, Birdell Kaufman Advertising Manager ......................................... Douglas Guy Typists Jeanne Paul Nancy Kirk Margaret Krewson Doris Herbst Ida Schlachter Betty Kochenberger Principal E. B. GERNERT Sponsor .............................................DOROTHY CATHELL Art Adviser .........................................KATHRYN H. PRICE Business Manager DAVID E. KRUEGER Photography LILIAN E. REICHARD 58ABINGTONIAN Editors— Lorraine Titlow Helen Roberts Mackie Wunderle ORACLE Editors— Edna Purvis Arthur Lefferts JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE Ruth Dewees Virginia Steele Allen Okamoto John Moore THE ABINGTONIAN Issued three times a month, the ''Abingtonian" prints the news of all important curricular and extra-curricular activities of the school, and contains editorials, features, interviews, humor, and news of other schools. THE ORACLE The "Oracle," Abington's annual magazine, reveals the literary and artistic abilities of Abington students in the form of essays, short stories, poetry, and attractive illustrations. JUNIOR FOURTH ESTATE MISS GERTRUDE L. TURNER Made up of Journalism students and "Abingtonian" and "Oracle" staff members, the Junior Fourth Estate writes the news of the school's activities for local and city newspapers.DEBATING TEAM Affirmative — Jane Butterworth. Helen Roberts. John Moore. George Saylor, Helen Herz. Negative—Virginia Steele, Jean Halvorsen, Leonard Strick, Mary Alice Lord. GIRLS’ HI-Y President. Eleanore Gotwals. Eleanore Stone; Vice-Pres., Janet Smith, Mary Niblock; Secretary. Eleanore Stone, Virginia Steele; Treasurer, Helen Hassenplug, Sarah Wolstenholme. STUDENT COUNCIL President, George Foster, Mackie Wunderle; Vice-Pres., Forrest Allen, Nancy Clayton, John Ough-ton, Eleanore Stone, Stewart Simon; Secretary, Eleanore Stone, Margaret Krueger; Treasurer, Herbert Armstrong, George Stoner. DEBATING TEAM MRS. ZAIDEE G. WYATT, DR. GESSNER Debating on the question, "Resolved that the electoral college should be abolished," these budding orators courageously completed their difficult schedule with defeat striking the "away" team invariably and the home team only once. GIRLS' HI-Y MISS LILIAN E. REICHARD Chosen for character and ability, the Hi-Y girls aim through unselfish service to improve conditions in the school by taking charge of the girls' locker room, rest room, and information desk, and assisting the freshman girls. STUDENT COUNCIL DR. CHARLES E. SOHL Elected by the homerooms, the Council serves as a clearing-house for student ideas, strengthens interscholastic relations, encourages extra-curricular activities, and assists in maintaining school discipline. 00SCHOLARSHIP PLAY CAST The Queen's Husband" OPERETTA CAST "Enchanted Isle' SENIOR PLAY CASTS Anybody's Game' '39 East" SCHOLARSHIP PLAY MRS. ZAIDEE G. WYATT A $600 addition to the Faculty Loan and Scholarship Fund resulted from this year's presentation of Robert Sherwood's clever comedy, "The Queen's Husband." Loans for college expenses are made to deserving graduates. OPERETTA CARROLL O'BRIEN This year's operetta "The Enchanted Isle," based on Chopin's themes, had its setting on Mallorca, where Chopin once visited. Excellent singing by chorus and principals made the production most enjoyable. SENIOR PLAYS MRS. WYATT, P. T. GANTT, MISS BAKER The January class presented Elizabeth Miele's "Anybody's Game," a farce on modern business methods; while the June class chose Rachel Crothers' character study, "39 East." Profits purchase gifts for the school. (51ORCHESTRA President, James Warner; Secretary-treasurer, Florence Theurer. BAND President, Andrew Redding; Secretary-treasurer, Marjorie Zint. A. A. MINSTREL Endman, Clegg, Guy, Dorn, Kis-ter, Kelly. Hendrie; Balladists, Jobling, Ambler, Phillips. D'Ar-denne. BAND AND ORCHESTRA LEONARD E. SMITH Both band and orchestra have been very active this year. The band as usual played at all football games, at several pep meetings, and at the annual High School Concert, besides broadcasting over WIP and participating in several community activities. The orchestra played at the faculty and senior plays, at Commencement, and at the Annual Concert, besides aiding the Salvation Army Campaign by a broadcast over WIBG. A. A. MINSTREL GLENN SNODGRASS With an unprecedented ticket sale for the three performances, the Minstrel again proved a smashing hit, greatly replenishing the Athletic Association treasury. The usual hill-billy skit preceded the formal minstrel.Abington High School, in the process of preparing its students as future citizens, trains I them in the proper use of leisure time. Through the club program, each boy and girl acquires a hobby, some interesting and useful pastime with which to fill his leisure hours. This hobby may result in a contribution to the welfare of the world, but in the ordinary case such an occupation for spare time helps create a good citizen by preventing misuse and abuse of leisure moments.Mathematics Club President, Kenneth Cooney, Robert Davies; Vice-Pres.. Milton Brcdman; Secretary - Treasurer. Allen Okamoto, Clarence Det-weiler. Radio Club President, George Saylor; Vice-Pres., Kenneth Cooney; Secretary-Treasurer, Raymond Garvin. Science Club President, George Saylor, Henry Burlington; Vice-Pres., Fred Hecht, George Saylor; Secretary-Treasurer, John Moore. MATHEMATICS CLUB W. E. ALBRIGHT The school mathematicians solve problems and puzzles, discuss theories, and seek new ways to obtain results. Some of the problems are sent to the classes so they may work them. RADIO CLUB M. B. MESSINGER These students of the ether plan a radio station for the school. There are five licensed operators in the club, besides four prospects. The experienced members teach the newcomers the code. SCIENCE CLUB M. B. MESSINGER Endeavoring to delve into the wonders of science, these future scientists conduct experiments and give lectures on the scientific hobbies of the various members. 04Travel Club President. Amy Decker; Vice-Pres.. Katherine Hicks. Joan Corson; Secretary. Myrtle Berk-heimer, Christine Mercaldo; Treasurer. Caroline Metz, Robert Marsh. Airplane Club President, George Darby; Vice-Pres., Robert Harley, Spencer Yeung; Secretary. Edward Houck, James Godman; Treasurer. Spencer Young, Karl Eichelman. Railroad Club President, William Morrison; Vice-Pres.. Roland Dewees. TRAVEL CLUB MISS ALICE F. WEAVER Speakers who have travelled extensively are invited to address Travel Club meetings. The members also read and discuss the world travel letters subscribed to by the school. AIRPLANE CLUB FRANK McCLEAN The future aeronauts have in their meetings discussions on airplanes and on the Liberty Motor which is in the manual training department. Members volunteer to act as speakers. RAILROAD CLUB CHARLES E. SOHL The Railroad Club was organized primarily as a hobby club to learn model railway work. In their studies of railway, the members discuss hookups and make drawings. The club arranged an interesting exhibit for the February P.T.A. meeting. 65Stamp Club President, Robert Dando. Malcolm Shronk; Vice - Pres., William Kistler; Secretary, Clarence Volk; Treasurer, Raymond Tyson. Bird Club President, lames Brown; Vice-Pres., John Thomas; Secretary. Mary Plieffer. Nature Club President, Jack Donahue; Vice-Pres., Sam Clayton; Secretary-Treasurer, George Neilsen. STAMP CLUB RALPH M. WRIGHT Discussions of water marks, series, and odd foreign stamps have filled the programs of the Stamp Club. After the program at each meeting, the members traded and exchanged stamps. BIRD CLUB J. IRA KREIDER Discussions on trapping bird pests and the correct method of feeding birds have occupied the Bird Club members. The club has rendered community service by maintaining a bird sanctuary. NATURE CLUB G. E. BURLINGTON The members of the Nature Club have actively carried out the purposes of their club: to become acquainted with their surroundings and to learn how to conserve our natural resources. (HiCare-£or-the-Sick Club President. Jane Gill; Vice-Pres., Doris Shronk; Secretary, Connie Magnelis; Treasurer. Marjorie Stearley. Campus Club President. William Fish; VicePres., Herman Brown; Secretary, Paul Tignor. Camp Cooking Club President, George Nielsen; VicePres., Dale Rauch; Secretary-Treasurer, Marion Bright. CARE-FOR-THE-SICK CLUB MISS PAULINE NUNN Future nurses may study diets for invalids, how to keep the sick-room fresh and clean, rendering first-aid, keeping the medicine cabinet tidy, and other such practical problems. CAMPUS CLUB L. C. SWARTZ This club with the addition of girls for the first time has proceeded efficiently in its work, that of keeping the school campus clean and attractive and planted with flowers and shrubs. CAMP COOKING CLUB R. C. RITCHIE Camp Cooking members learn not only camp cookery but first-aid, sleeping in the opening, fire lighting, and the many different types of fires to be used for various times and purposes. 67Girls’ Etiquette Clubs Miss Kline, Miss Nunn, - Miss Baker Presidents. Gene Stout, Betty Hecht, Virginia Faris, Mary Dodson. Alvie Sharman. Program Chairman, Jane Yeo, Lois Taylor. Good manners at home and in school, at the table and on the street—in other words, etiquette for all occasions has provoked earnest discussions. Boys’ Etiquette Club J. Shaylor Woodruff President, Victor Koenig. Don Hendrie; Vice-Pres., Paul Asure; Secretary - Treasurer, Elwood Murphy, William Applegate. Not only theory but practice of correct social behavior helps this large and interested group to conduct themselves properly in any situation. Style Clubs Miss Manifold, Miss Steinman Presidents, Mary Genther, Dahlia Paubionsky; Secretary, Florence Garretson. Dorothy Tyson. The girls criticize current fashions and plan correct costumes for all occasions, particularly for school. How world events affect not only styles but even printed materials has made an interesting study. 08Local History Club Elmer A. Lissfelt President, John Elliott, Edra Allan-sen; Vice-Pres.. Joseph Winder; Secretary, Jane Neeman; Treasurer, Joseph McKee, Mary Leavitt. Of their two meetings a month, one session is devoted to reports on special issues whereas the other session is used for discussion and debating on current problems. Current Events Club J. Ira Kreider President. Leonard Strick; Vice-Pres., Clyde Wright; Secretary, Betsy Heineman. Through speakers from the community, the facts of our local history have been made known to the members, who are now conducting research projects on the history of this district. Boys’ Hi-Y L. C. Swartz President. Charles Gallagher. William Applegate; Vice-Pres.. Paul Asure. Donald Cook; Secretary-Treasurer. Forrest Allen, Paul Asure. The sole aim of the Hi-Y is to be a helping force about the school. The Boys' Hi-Y aids in keeping the campus clean, in supervising the bus line, and in any odd jobs which may arise. C9Printing Club President, Clarence Volk; Vice-Pres., Janies Hanline. Charles Murray; Secretary, Betty Ott. Warren Thomas; Treasurer, Nelson McDowell. Camera Club President, Robert Reisse, Eleanore Stone; Vice-Pres., Earle Smith, Robert Reisse; Secretary-Treasurer, Beth Ferris. Art Club President. William Stahl; Vice-Pres.. Richard Dolfman; Secretary, Jane Bobb. PRINTING CLUB E. G. WORTMAN As its contribution to the A. A., the Printing Club works faithfully selling programs at all home football games. The chief aim of this club is to build up a better knowledge of printing. CAMERA CLUB GEORGE F. ERB The members of this club, through their studies, aim to become the photographers for the school. Their meetings usually consist of discussion on the camera and equipment used in photography. ART CLUB MISS KATHRYN H. PRICE One fine contribution of this cultural club is its picture subscription to the Art Alliance. In its meetings, the club discusses the lives and works of famous artists. 70Dramatic Clut Freshman President. Mary All Wunderle; Sophomore Preside Esther Miller; Junior Preside Norman Kelly; Senior Preside Robert Smith. Freshman Glee Club A Capella Choir DRAMATIC CLUB Z. G. WYATT, P. T. GANTT, D. CATHELL, H. M. BAKER Besides presenting several one-act plays and skits for assembly and club programs, the Dramatic Club members have prepared monologues and original plays. The Sophomore group have criticized motion pictures and tried to establish a standard for judging pictures, using the "Motion Pictures Producer's Survey" as a guide. FRESHMAN GLEE CLUB CARROLL O'BRIEN By finding the individual talents of the younger pupils, removed from the influence and prestige of the upper classmen, the club prepares the freshmen to enter musical activities with assurance and ability. A CAPPELLA CHOIR CARROLL O'BRIEN The A cappella Choir is a group of girls and boys who are trained to sing without accompaniment. They have appeared on Gimbel's program over WIP and are now planning to go to the Temple Festival. 71Senior Latin Club First Consul, Helen Hassenplug. Mary Niblock; Second Consul. George Foster, Jack Elliot; Scribe, Sarah Wolstenholme; Quaestor. Eleanore Gotwals, Gertrude Somers. Junior Latin Club First Consul, Ruth Scott, Beatrice Zepp; Scribe, Mary Dodson. Eleanor Derr; Quaestor, Douglas Lints, Edith Chubb. Commercial Clubs Practical Writing—President, Bernice Dankelman; Visiting Club President. Amy Decker. LATIN CLUBS CATHERINE E. LOBACH, HAZEL E. WINSLOW In addition to a study of Roman life, mythology, and games, and the presenting of plays for the continuance of interest created in class, the activities of this club include an annual luncheon, dance, and the selling of "hot dogs" for the benefit of the Athletic Association. COMMERCIAL CLUBS J. S. FURNISS, D. E. KRUEGER, A. D. FRANTZ, C. C. ROBERTS The members of the Typing group are taught the mechanism, history, and uses of the typewriter and trick typing. The Practical Writing section learn the correct way to write business and social letters, while the third group, the Visiting Club, study the proper dress, speech, and actions for the office. 72Elizabethan Singers Reading Club President, Edna Purvis; Vice-Pres., Shirley Thomas; Secretary. Florence Garretson; Treasurer. Mary Louise Cyr. ELIZABETHAN SINGERS CARROLL O'BRIEN Following the example of the famous English singers who sang three or four centuries ago, the Elizabethan group usually sings a cappella, gathered around tables to promote a friendly spirit. READING CLUB MISS KATHERINE MILLER The girls devote their meetings to the reading of worthwhile plays and stories. Each year, the club presents to the school a picture or statue, besides awarding two English prizes at each Commencement. A freshman group has been added to the club this year to cultivate a better taste in reading. 73Competent Computators "A Stitch in Time" Familiar Office Scene In the Shop Budding Artists Striving SeniorsSfhe Constitution SJhrouqk ijo b t ears "The Constitution with its fine balance between efficient power and individual liberty still remains the best hope of the world." JAMES M. BECK. "We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the Judges say it is." CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES. "We must never forget it is a Constitution we are expounding, a Constitution intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL. "This paper has been the subject of infinite investigation, disputation, and declamation. While some have boasted it as the work from Heaven, others have given it a less righteous origin. I have many reasons to believe that it is the work of plain, honest men, and such, I think, it will appear." ROBERT MORRIS TO A FRIEND. "The Constitution is for the living and not for the dead.” THOMAS JEFFERSON. "The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." GLADSTONE. "In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the claims of the Constitution." THOMAS JEFFERSON. "The people, the highest authority known to our system, from whom all our institutions spring and on whom they depend, formed it" (the Constitution). JAMES MONROE. "The language, 'We the people,' is the institution of one great consolidated national government of the people of all the States, instead of a government by compact with the States for its agents." PATRICK HENRY. "The Constitution was 'extorted from the grinding necessity of a reluctant people.' " JOHN ADAMS. "It (the Constitution) will be a pattern for all future constitutions and the admiration of all future ages." WILLIAM PITT, Prime Minister. "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. But I know that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also and keep pace with them." THOMAS JEFFERSON.SENIOR SHOTS JUST CAit IV) - "'ARY OOdS LIP WHISKER IS SO CUTE » THE TIMIE MAR' LEAVITT HAP TO OlEV (0 WORTH OF UM I Turkey-da Football Results •Tfa fa erscri..AB1NGT0NS FRIENDS % ’■' t J ’' v» U. »• }- --- » I W. 4Lj ----Cj. 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BERNARD KESLER BROTHER CARE AND LAWN PLAN CEMETERY Susquehanna and Easton Roads NORTH HaLS. PA. ROSLYN. PA. Ogontz 3109 Call Ogontz 696 Tin, Slate, Slag and Copper Roofing Bell Phone Ogontz 5177 Day and Night Service W. B. LANING ROSLYN GARAGE Heating and Roofing Automobile Repairing Accessories ROSLYN. PA. Mildred Avenue and Easton Road Spouting and Hanging Sheet Metal Work Gutters Estimates Cheerfully ROSLYN. PA. Repair Work a Specialty Furnished RUBIN BLAIR KENYON BROTHERS, INC. COAL BATTERY TIRE SERVICE REPAIRS Fuel Oil — Building Material Cord Wood JOHN T. BRADSHAW EDGE HILL, PA. Limekiln Pike, Mt. Carmel Ave. Phone—Ogontz 950 EDGE HILL, PA.Ogontz 1106 Telegraph Delivery Service FOX'S FLOWERS GRADUATION BOUQUETS JENKINTOWN FLOWER SHOP 419 Cedar Street Jenkintown. Pa. SASSAMAN'S 722 West Avenue, Jenkintown, Pa. May We Help You with Your Party Decorations? Candies—Dinner Favors with Place Cards Paper China -Paper Napkins—Paper Tablecloths OPEN EVENINGS Bell—Ogontz 155 and 156 THE TRIANGLE Cleaning and Dyeing Establishment 609 Summit Avenue JENKINTOWN. PA. ALFRED J. SHARMAN PAINTING 520 Jenkintown Road Elkins Park, Pa. Phone, Ogontz 1901 JAMES GILBERT BUNN DECORATIVE PAPER HANGING 321 Township Line Elkins Park nFnrr J Ogontz 172 UfMOfc— jMajestic 1U6 BRYNER — CHEVROLET 525 Township Line ELKINS PARK. PA. B. L. BRYNER Ogontz 1414 CLARA MAYER'S BEAUTY PARLOR 507 Township Lins Elkins Park, Pa. Phone—Ogontz 2674 LOUIS RUZICKA FLORIST FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS Jenkintown and Cedar Roads, Elkins Park, Pa. WM. CHAS. KENNEY SIGNS 8442 High School Road Elkins Park. Pa. Ogontz 704 SQUARE DEAL MARKET N. E. Cor. Township Line Cadwalader Road ELKINS PARK, PA. Fresh Fruits—Vegetables- Pure Foods Delicatessen Phone -Ogontz 1032 All Sea Foods in Season FREE DELIVERY ELKINS PARK TAILORING CO. Dry Cleaning — Pressing Alterations 439 Township Line Elkins Park, Pa. WHARTON SHOPPE DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS Next to Keswick Theatre CLARA S. SCHELHORN, Prop. GLENSIDE PHARMACY ARTHUR S. LEVINTOW, Ph.G. Easton Road and Mt. Carmel Avenue GLENSIDE. PA. VISIT OUR SODA FOUNTAIN ROY-ANN HAIRDRESSERS G. ROY SCHMIDT — ANN C. LOGUE 12 W. Glenside Ave. PLAZA BLDG.. GLENSIDE. PA. Ogontz 4171 Majestic 1010 Ogontz 904 FORD RUSSELL A. ALLAN 52 S. Keswick Ave. Glenside, Pa. A DEPENDABLE STORE GLENSIDE JEWELER AND OPTICIAN Watches —Diamonds—Jewelry—Pens. Etc. Expert Repairing of All Kinds Lenses Ground—Modern Frames—Open EveningsOgontz 4327 Phone—Ogontz 2071 YORK ROAD SERVICE STATION CHARLES J. HARTMANN 481 York Rsad ROOFING AND SPOUTING QUALITY LUBRICATION HEATER AND RANGE WORK JENKINTOWN. PA. 8520 Osceola Avenue THOS. A. CAMPION ELKINS PARK. PA. SUNOCO SERVICE STATION IT'S FUN TO KEEP FIT ON A BIKE H. E. JACOBS, PROP. NOT SO MUCH FUN WITH A LAWN MOWER! Lubrication and Washing KESWICK CYCLE SHOP Township Line and Cadwalader Avenue Offers Sales and Service for Both ELKINS PARK. PA. Call Ogo. 5018 Rich Norman LYNAM COAL CO., INC. ONE DAY SERVICE COAL LUMBER BUILDING MATERIALS With the Most Remarkable Sanitary Cleaning Machine NO- SHRINKING, ODOR, STRETCHING, LOST BUTTONS OR BELTS. Wcrk Done On Our Premises—Nothing Sent Out 8011 York Road Let Us Clean Your Next Suit or Dress by This Wonderful New Process ELKINS PARK. PA. MAX KARP 120 S. Easton Road Glenside Ogontz 1658 ENJOY TOP ICER ECONOMY It Never Fails Ice Man's Ice W. WASYNGER THE IDEAL REFRIGERANT Easton Road and Geneva Avenue Gives Air-Conditioned Refrigeration GLENSIDE. PA. CHELTENHAM JENKINTOWN ICE MFG. CO. SHOE REPAIRING 8024 York Road. Elkins Park, Pa. Phones: Melrose 1431-32 "Well Known for Quality at a ICE COAL Very Reasonable Price"W. C. FLECK BRO, Established 1865 CORNELIUS BARBER SHOP W. C. FLECK BRO. 306 York Road JENKINTOWN. PA. Established 1865 HARDWARE — HOUSEWARE HOME ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES XERVAE TREATMENT BY APPOINTMENT JENKINTOWN. PA. Ogontz 72 BLUMHARDT'S Willow Grove 308 ROTHWELL BROS., INC. HIGH GRADE MEATS PRESCRIPTIONS JENKINTOWN. PA. VISIT OUR SODA FOUNTAIN Ogontz 1816 York and Davisville Roads Willow Grove, Pa. Furniture Repaired Antiques Refinished ARTHUR C. ARGUE A. S. FARENWALD CABINETMAKER AND UPHOLSTERER 209 Leedom Street FLOWERS JENKINTOWN. PA. Ogontz 1992 W JENKINTOWN. PA. Phone—Ogontz 4188 Ogontz 5179 Home or Apartment Delivery M. SHAFF UPHOLSTERING — WINDOW SHADES CHESAPEAKE SEA FOOD SLIP COVERS — AWNINGS RESTAURANT Expert Workmanship 209 York Road Jenkintown, Pa. 715 Greenwood Avenue Jenkintown. Pa. "Less Than 24 Hours from Sea to Table" ELECTRIC SHOE REPAIRING Bell Phone, Ogontz 1777 WORK DONE BY EXPERTS P. S. KILLIAN'S TAXI SERVICE WORK GUARANTEED DAY AND NIGHT 713 Greenwood Avenue JENKINTOWN. PA. Station—Greenwood Ave., East of York Road JENKINTOWN. PA. DICK HUTCHINSON SUBURBAN MEAT MARKET JEWELER AND SILVERSMITH HOWARD C. ISETT, Prop. 217 Old York Road MEAT, BUTTER. EGGS, CHEESE AND POULTRY JENKINTOWN. PA. 715 West Avenue Phone—Ogontz 1418 Phone Ogontz 842 Free Delivery Sheet Music ALADDIN BOOK SHOP School Supplies Greeting Cards WINTERS STATIONERY CO. 224 York Road JENKINTOWN. PA. 727 West Avenue Jenkintown. Pa. LENDING LIBRARY AND THE NEWEST BOOKS FEL - MODE ABINGTON BEAUTY SHOP Exclusive Footwear for Women 723 West Avenue, Jenkintown. Pa. and Children 729 West Ave. and York Road, Jenkintown, Pa. PERMANENT WAVING $3 $5 BEAUTY AIDS 3 FOR $1 OPEN EVENINGS Phone Ogontz 485 2d FloorSPEED COUNTS BUT IT'S THE STEADY PACE THAT WINS THE LONG RACE A Savings Account in this strong Bank, built up by regular weekly or monthly deposits, is better than a "gamble" in some uncertain investment. Remember, too,—it's regular, not spasmodic deposits that will make your bank account grow. JENKINTOWN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Member FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FOR Suburban Homes Insurance Mortgages SEE ALFRED H. TRANK JENKINTOWN. PA. CLOCKS — WATCHES — DIAMONDS JEWELRY — SILVERWARE Engagement and Wedding Rings a Specialty MUTH'S Established 1899 C. Fred Muth, Inc. 403 Old York Road, Jenkintown. Pa. Phone Ogontz 1647—We Call and Deliver TRY MUTH'S FIRST T. W. MONTAGUE REAL ESTATE — INSURANCE SUBURBAN OFFICE JENKINTOWN. PA. Ogontz 760 PHILADELPHIA OFFICE 1103 Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Building Kingsley 0760 GOLDBERG'S JENKINTOWN'S OLDEST DEPARTMENT STORE York Road and West Avenue JENKINTOWN. PA.THE Abington Bank Trust Company — will appreciate your Account Beaver College (Pennsylvania's Largest College for Women) CONGRATULATES THE CLASS OF '37I. S. NIBLOCK Glenside Electric Co. Chrysler — Plymouth WM. H. HOWARD Sales Service 14 E. Mt. Carmel Ave. • EASTON ROAD REPAIRS INSTALLATIONS GLENSIDE, PA. APPLIANCES Bell: Ogontz 1565 Call Ogontz 127 Phone, Ogontz 236 HANLOH HANLOH WM. R. IRVIN HAIRDRESSERS UNDERTAKER 213 York Road 26 N. Easton Road JENKINTOWN. PA. GLENSIDE, PA. FRED A. SCHUENEMANN ROMEO'S CAFE PHARMACIST Specializing in SPAGHETTI DINNERS 115 E. Mt. Carmel Ave. BEVERAGES OF ALL KINDS SANDWICHES GLENSIDE Ogontz 116 York Read Willow GroveNIELSEN'S BEAUTY SHOP EL DORIS BEAUTY SHOP "PERMANENT WAVING OUR SPECIALTY" EDITH M. FOOTE. Prop. 12 E. Mt. Carmel Ave. GLENSIDE. PA. 2nd Fl or Suite, Keswick Bank Building Ogontz 3152 Bell Ogontz 1506 Phone Ogontz 3165 GLENSIDE UPHOLSTERING W. BORDIN, Prop. CAROTHER'S SERVICE STATION SLIP COVERS WINDOW SHADES Upholstering in All Its Branches as It Should GAS OILS Be Done WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED N. E. Cor. York and Moreland Roads Keswick Building Glenside, Pa. WILLOW GROVE GEORGE'S BARBER SHOP JOHN P. HENRIE West Avenue Suburban Real Estate JENKINTOWN. PA. GLENSIDE Ogontz 2450—2451 MIDWAY RESTAURANT JOHN SCHAMENEK GOOD COFFEE SUNOCO SERVICE 302 York Road JENKINTOWN. PA. York Road and Decatur Avenue Ogontz 5045 WILLOW GROVE 100% SHELL PRODUCTS GRACEY £ STREEPER Specializing KELLY-SPRINGFIELD TIRES Heating, Roofing, Tinning R. DAILEY 29 E. Glenside Avenue 201 S. Easton Road GLENSIDE SHOE REPAIRING A. SCALFARO COMPLIMENTS REASONABLE PRICES OF 421 S. York Road Call W. G. 409-1 A FRIEND C. ERNEST TOMLINSON Bell -Ogontz 3282 I. NIBAUER AUTHORIZED FORD DEALERS GLENSIDE DELICATESSEN 410 York Road, Jenkintown, Pa. Easton—Wharton Road Phone Ogontz 20 GLENSIDE. PA. DR. G. W. SPIES OPTOMETRIST PERSONAL SERVICE JENKINTOWN. PA. TUCKER AND KENSINGER ATLANTIC AUTHORIZED SERVICE STATION Greasing Washing Tire Service 18 E. Mt. Carmel Avenue GLENSIDE. PA. Bell Phone—Ogontz 5025Wm. H. Battersby FUNERAL DIRECTORS BROAD AND WESTMORELAND STREETS LATEST CADILLAC EQUIPMENT SAG. 2667 and 2668 Hello! Just because we're not on the phone, day after day, annoying you, or tormenting you with letters is no reason for forgetting about Photographs, Portraits by Blaul Wedding Pictures or Pass Ports, Individual or group pictures, and we will gladly show you styles and tell you our reasonable prices. Stop in and look over our Special, we'll be glad to meet you, that's all. Blaul 334 E. CHELTEN AVE. Phone: Victor 2703 GERMANTOWNOTT'S SUNOCO SERVICE STATION OGONTZ 5064 lenkintown and Edgehill Roads ARDSLEY. PA. Phone, Ogontz 1597-W MADISON Y. SAURMAN Paperhanger and Interior Decorator 743 Jenkintown Road, Ardsley, Pa. RUBIN'S MARKET Quality Meats, Groceries Produce Corner Hamel Avenue ARDSLEY. PA. Phones, Ogontz 294-5036 FREE DELIVERY CHARLES SPAHR SON Manufacturers of High Class PRINTING 608 Edge Hill Road. Ardsley. Pa. Ogontz 653-1 FRED G. ECKEL HARDWARE PAINTS VARNISHES Ogontz 4366 ARDSLEY. PA. A. H. B. SKEATH PHARMACIST Limekiln Pike and Mt. Carmel Avenue NORTH HILLS. PA. Ogontz 2810 Ogontz 5034 Smith's Ice Cream PLOCKIE'S SERVICE STATION STEWART PLOCK, Prop. NORTH HILLS. PA. (Opposite Edge Hill Fire Co.) TYDOL and TEXACO PRODUCTS Member Montgomery County Real Estate Board FRED R. WILHELM SUBURBAN REAL ESTATE 911 Limekiln Pike North Hills. Pa. Phones: Office, Ogontz 1285 Residence, Ogontz 1324 Ogontz 5267 NORTH CARMEL GARAGE F. J. WOLFRAM, Prop. GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING A. A. A. CITIES SERVICE POWER PROVER 936 Limekiln Pike North Hills. Pa. JOHN GENTH ' Ogontz 2909 NORTH HILLS AUTO REPAIR OFFICIAL INSPECTION STATION Northwest Cor. Limekiln Pike and Cricket Avenue NORTH HILLS, PA. Battery Service Towing Day or Night COMPLIMENTS OF MR. and MRS. A. APFELBAUM NORTH HILLS. PA. May we serve you? COMPO SHOE SERVICE 1008 Limekiln Pike North Hills, Pa. "Where Shoe Repairs Are Sold with Sincerity" MICHAEL DI PIETRO, Proprietor Phone, Ogontz 1687 JOHN M. READING Registered Plumbing and Heating and Electrical Contractor 218 Tyson Avenue Glenside. Pa. OIL BURNERS and FUEL OIL CLINTON R. SPENCER BUILDING MAINTENANCE : CONSTRUCTION NORTH HILLS. PA. NORTH HILLS PRESS QUALITY PRINTING NORTH HILLS. PA. Phone, Ogontz 1544 COMPLIMENTS You Know Me— "AL" ROBINSON "ON THE PIKE" NORTH HILLS. PA.GEORGE KALEN Bell, Ogontz 30 Keystone, Jenkintown 2511 STUDEBAKER J. FRANK FLECK. Inc. Cars and Trucks QUICK SERVICE — ALL MAKES OF CARS BODY AND FENDER STRAIGHTENING PAINTING HARDWARE 424 York Road Jenkintown, Pa. Bell Phone, Ogontz 2084 Residence Phone, Ogontz 959 FRANK McCORMICK General Automobile Repairing Tewing and Wrecking Service DAY and NIGHT York and Susquehanna Roads ABINGTON, PA. WE STOP SHIMMY and TIRE WEAR JAMES D. BUTLER 32 Woodland Road ABINGTON Flowers for All Occasions that Will Please ELSIE'S BEAUTY SHOPPE BONAT PERMANENT WAVING Hairdressing in All Its Branches 508 Jenkintown Road (Second Floor) Ogontz 5033 ARDSLEY. PA. DOLLAR VALET SERVICE Men's and Young Men's Suits CLEANING and PRESSING Ogontz 3284 Bell Phone, Ogontz 741 Residence, Ogontz 199 JOHN F. BIERLIN ROSLYN MONUMENTAL WORKS Opp. Hillside Cemetery, Main Entrance Manufacturer of Cemetery Memorials ROSLYN. PA. Eyes Examined — NO Drops Used Glasses and Artificial Eyes Fitted DR. J. J. SCHNEIDER OPTOMETRIST 702 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia 5 Tyson Avenue, Roslyn—Residence ROSLYN LUMBER AND SUPPLY COMPANY Easton and Susquehanna Roads ROSLYN, PA. Phone, Ogontz 505-J ROSLYN ICE COAL BERT LYBRAND Susquehanna Read—West of Bradfield Phone, Ogontz 3860 LEHMANN'S MEATS and GROCERIES ROSLYN, PENNA. JOSEPH HATZING FLORIST Opposite Hillside Cemetery Entrance ROSLYN, PA.Phone: W. G. 823 WE DELIVER B E L F A T T I TAILORS CLEANING - PRESSING - REPAIRING Easton and Welsh Roads Willow Grove. Pa. W. C. HALDEMAN REAL ESTATE HARLEYSVILLE AUTO INSURANCE Phone 37S Willow Grove. Pa. MILLER DRUG COMPANY PRESCRIPTIONS — GIFTS CUT RATE DRUGS WILLOW GROVE. PA. COMPLIMENTS OF HAROLD L. WOOLFOLK PHARMACIST Prospect and Rubicam Avenues WILLOW GROVE. PA. Phone, Willow Grove 139-J WILLIAM SPIES JEWELER Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing Diamonds Reset 77 York Read Willow Grove. Pa. Phone 556 WILLOW GROVE HARDWARE WILLOW GROVE. PA. HAHN SHOPPE DRESSES - MILLINERY - HOSIERY 85 N. York Read (Next to Grove Theatre) WILLOW GROVE. PA. Phone, Willow Grove 110-W Open Evenings "YE GOOD CHEER SHOPPE" Greeting Cards for All Occasions Scriptural and Non-Scriptural SCHOOL SUPPLIES - STATIONERY - NOVELTIES FLORENCE C. CARVER Meyer Building Willow Grove. Pa. COMPLIMENTS OF JAMES J. ALDRED TEXACO SERVICE STATION York Road and Rubicam Avenue WILLOW GROVE. PA. Ph. W. G. 300 J. L. RUSH SONS, Inc. FIRESTONE SALES and SERVICE BODY and FENDER REPAIRS WILLOW GROVE. PA. Phone 93 At Reading Station HAMILTON'S LUNCH ROOM "COME IN AND EAT OR WE'LL BOTH STARVE" Easton and Welsh Road WILLOW GROVE. PA. Phone. Willow Grove 588 SWIM NEW LOW RATES ABINGTON Y. M. C. A. Ogontz 4275 Certified Lubrication Ogontz 5004 LESTER'S SERVICE STATION York Road and Eckerd Avenue Goodrich Firestone Tires - C D Batteries Washing and Waxing - Champion Spark Plugs G. PARKHOUSE SONS 115 Ycrk Road Abington BIRD'S EYE FOODS Fresh Meats. Vegetables and Groceries BUTTER AND EGGS ABINGTON SANITARY BARBER SHOP 6 YORK ROAD POWELL'S PHARMACY ABINGTON. PA.RADcliffe 3810 PARK 1129 TAYLOR'S STRICK CO. DAIRIES Whitaker and Godfrey Streets PHILADELPHIA, PA. ★ Manufacturers of Distributors of STRICK Semi-Trailers TRUCKTOR and Trailer Equipment Third Axles Jenkintown, Pennsylvania "SAFEST ON THE ROAD" D. H. HILTEBEITEL Call Ogontz 4349 CHARLES LIGHTMAN ROOFING MERCHANT TAILOR FURRIER JENKINTOWN PENNSYLVANIA 14 York Road Abington, Pa. H. E. ERNST FREEDMAN'S TAILOR SHOP 515 Jenkintown Road 502 Jenkintown Road McKinley, pa. GLENSIDE ARDSLEY, PA. CANDY CIGARS Call Ogontz 4233 ONE-MINUTE MACHINELESS and STEAM-OIL SYSTEMS of PERMANENT WAVING EASTON ROAD BEAUTY SALON R. M. 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