Abington High School - Oracle Yearbook (Abington, PA)
- Class of 1948
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The ORACLE 1948
From one-room schoolhouse in 1888 to one of Pennsylvania's finest high schools in 1948—a sixty-year success story made possible only by the combined efforts of many people. It is to all these boys and girls, men and women who have molded Abington senior high school into what it is today that we, the sixtieth graduating class, dedicate our 1948 Yearbook. In it we shall endeavor to show a cross-section of Abington school life today—our teachers, classes, sports, clubs, and many activities. We are proud to have been part of such a fine high school, and we sincerely hope that we have added our share ’o the work of those to whom jve have dedicated this volume.
Abington High School—1888—Has Grown to—The 19-M Yearbook
Ahington Senior Hi« h School
Abington, Pennsylvania Published by the Senior Class
RACLEDr. Raymond H. White, Superintendent
To make any school great, more than faculty and students must do their share; a group of citizens who see the school as an important part of the community also play an important role. Dr. White, superintendent, and the members of the School Board have a vital interest in the welfare of Abington’s young people. These men and women help maintain the high standards established for us in the years since 1888.
Sixty years ago, when the first class of three graduated, the School Board had a comparatively small task. Today it has one of the most important
jobs in the township.
The class of 1948 salutes and sincerely thanks its School Board and superintendent.
Board of Directors
F. Carter Schaub, President Evelyn Glazier Henzel, Vice-President Edward G. Zepp, 'Treasurer Wm. Henry Holmes, Jr.
Wesley A. Clem Dr. Theodore L. Reller Charles W. Smith
Dr. Raymond H. White, Superintendent Dr. Frederick C. Hill, Secretary Nathan S. Trump, Engineer Percival Rieder, Solicitor Standing—White, Trump, Reller, Smith, Rieder, Hill. Sitting—Mrs. Henzel, Zepp. Holmes, Clem, Schauh.Principal
Administrator, counselor, judge, director—the principal is the hub of all the varied activities in a complex modern high school. Mr. Gernert is more than a principal; he is a friend. It was to him we went with all our problems, both individual and collective. Through his patience, kindness, and understanding, we found not only the solutions to our day-to-day difficulties, but also a deep and lasting sense of justice and personal integrity. Our interests and those of Abington High School were always uppermost in his mind. Thanks to his efforts, we enjoyed privileges unknown in other schools. To Mr. Gernert we undoubtedly owe a great measure of whatever success the class of 1948 may achieve.
Mr. Gernert at Work
Miss Moore and Miss ZitzerFaculty
W. H. Albricht Muhlenberg, B. S.
Penn, M. A. . . . Mathematics Chairman . . . Class Sponsor.
Helen Briccs Allegheny A. B.,
Carnegie Tech, L. B. S. . . . Librarian.
Henry R. Casselberry Temple, B. S., Ed. M., Columbia, Christiansen Choral School, Westminster Choir School. Fred Waring Music W'orkshop . . . Head of Vocal Music.
Dorothy Cathell Penn, A. B., M. A. . . . English . . . Publications.
E. A. Brunner Albright, A. B., Mathematics . . . Golf Coach.
George F. Burlington Colgate, B. S.,
Temple . . . Biology . . . Supply Distribution.
David Clark, Jr.
Penn . . . Vocational— Machine Shop . . . Sports Timekeeper.
Helen M. Clark Penn, B. S. in Ed.,
. . . History . . . Student Council . . . Class Sponsor . . . Girls’ Swimming . . . Cheer Leading.
Elmer T. Carroll Washington and Jefferson, B. S. . . . History . . .
Head Football Coach.
Lloyd R. Cole Penn State, Geneva, Beaver . . . Vocational Electric Shop.
Athletic Director Smiley
Jane V. Davis Hood, B. S. . . . Home Economics . . . Cafeteria.
John E. Davison Ursinus, B. S., Temple . . .
Social Science . . . J. V.
George F. Erb Ursinus, B. S., Penn,
M. A. . . . Science . . .
John S. Furniss Goldey Business College . . . Commercial . . . Class Sponsor . . . Publications Circulation.
Paul T. Gantt Franklin and Marshall,
A. B. . . . Chairman of French . . , Class Sponsor . . . Soccer Coach . . . Dramatics.
aGertrude E. Herzoc Columbia, B. S., Penn,
M. A. . . . Physical Ed . . . Coach.
Sarah V. Kline.
Hood, A. B., Penn State , . . English . . . Assistant Play-Coach.
J. Ira Kreidkk Franklin und Marshall,
A. B., Penn, M. A. . . .
Social Studies . . . Student Forums . . . Sponsor of Public Affairs Club
D. E. Krueger Kutztown, Gregg School, Rochester . . . Commercial Chairman . . . Publications Financial Adviser . . .
Township Cafeteria Treasurer.
Evelyn 0. Lenner
N. Y. S. T. C., A. B.,
Columbia Teachers College . . . Biology, Basic Science . . . Sponsor of Science Club.
Catharine E. Lobach Dickinson, A. B., Penn,
M. A. American Academy at Rome, Harvard S. S..
Columbia . . . Latin Chairman . . . Club Sponsor.
Drexel, Penn . . . Vocational—
Jane B. McKinley (Mrs..) Temple, B. S. in Ed. . . . Commercial . . . Assembly-Planning Committee.
M. B. Messincer Lehigh University, A. B.,
Penn, Harvard, Columbia . . . Science Chairman . . . Sports Ticket Sales . . . Amateur Radio Operator W3GNA.
Katharine Miller Bucknell, A. B.,
Michigan, M. A. . . . English, Abingtonian.
Edith M. Milne Moore Institute, Temple,
Beaver . . . Art . . . Class Sponsor.
Charles F. Pawling Springfield, B. S.
Temple, Penn . . . Social Studies . . . Coach of Track, Swimming, Cross-Country.
Elmore E. Pogar Mansfield State Teachers,
B. S.. Cornell, M. S., Penn Extension School, Temple . . . Township Guidance Director.
Edna S. Powell Mrs.)
Penn, A. B., M. A_____
German, Spanish, English . . . Class Sponsor.
Robert J. Rapp Penn, Penn State . . .
Vocational—Woodworking . . . Asst. Coach of Soccer and Baseball.Lillian J. Reichard Penn, A. B., M. A.,
Paris, France . . .
Chairman of Spanish . . . Intemos Sponsor.
Charles C. Roberts Taylor Business School, Susquehanna, Grove City College, . . . Commercial . . . Chairman Assembly Committee.
S. A. Secor East Stroudsburg, B. S., Moravian . . . Physical Ed. . . . Asst. Coach, Football and Wrestling.
F.. U. Smiley
W'est Chester State, Penn . . . Chairman of Social Science Department . . . Athletic Director.
Glenn R. Snodcrass Colorado School of Mines, Illinois, B. S. in Phys. Ed. . . . Director Boys’ Physical Ed. . . . Coach of Wrestling.
Anton F. Stanis W'est Chester, B. S. . . . Vocational English . . . Basketball Coach.
L. C. Swartz Penn State, A. B„
Temple, M. A., Penn . . . Vocational Math and Science . . . Class Sponsor.
Jane S. Triol (Mrs.)
Beaver B. S. . . .
Physical Education . . .
Hockey and Basketball Coach.
Alice F. Weaver Susquehanna, A. B., M. A. . . . Commercial . . . Faculty Secretary . . . Ticket Sales . . . Abingtonian Business Adviser.
J. S. Woodruff N. E. Missouri S. T. C.,
B. S., Penn, M. A. . . .
Mathematics . . . Chairman of Club Committee.
Emelus G. Wortman Penn, Carnegie Tech . . ,
Ralph M. Wricht Pittsburgh B. S., M. A. . . .
Mechanical Drawing, Related Drafting.
Leonard B. Smith B. Music at Temple . . . Studied under Knecht,
Henton, and Clark . . . Directs Band, Orchestra.
Gertrude L. Turner Bucknell, B. A., M. A. . . . English, Journalism, J. F. E. . . . Township Schools Public Relations.
Zaidee G. Wyatt (Mrs.) George W ashington, A. B., Penn, M. A. . . . Chairman of English, Dean of Girls . . . Dramatics Director.Student Council
Student Council Officers
Liuzzi, vice-president; Bubeck, president; Reigart, secretary. Sitting— Miss Helen M. Clark, adviser.
Front Row—Branch, Graham, Liuzzi, Keller, Reigart, Bubeck. Second—Garrett, Priester, Burns, Sutch, Hirsch, Painter, Thompson, Locher, Clark. Third— Dunlap, Rosenberger, Wrigley, Wilson, Hoffman, Deane, E. Biagi, D. Biagi, J. Cole, MacGregor, Gernert. Fourth—Brownlee, Hinchcliffe, Lovett, Thacapson, Riehm, Anderson, Alexander, Dunham, Thompson. Fifth—Palumbo, Clem, Enelow, Rathgeb.
Dick Painter and Larry Keller Decorating for Christmas . . . Student Council Dance Committee . . . Bob Bubeck and Jane Reigart Plan Activities
Just twenty years ago Abington organized its first Student Council under the presidency of Eugene Simmers. Since 1928, when the Council’s chief duties consisted of loading buses and patrolling the corridors, that organization has come a long way. This year the Council sponsored the Indian Summer Dance and the Fall Frolic to celebrate the close of the autumn sports season besides taking charge of Thanksgiving donations for the Abington Hospital, contributions for Christ Home, Christmas decorations, Christmas card distribution, Civic Attitude awards, and a clean-up campaign. In February the Council played host to the Suburban Student Council Conference. Plans for beautifying the campus courtyard are expected to become a reality in the near future.School Helpers
Elsie Lassiter, Intemos, Gives Service With a Smile
Sponsor—Miss Reichard. Officers—President Locher, Secretary Hampp, Vice-president Sutch. 2nd Table—Lassiter, Cooper, Gracey, Cole, Biagi, Lucente, Cook. Rear—Hirsch, Robinson, Best, Renninger, Garrett, Sohns, Wardncr, Young, Zebley, Hay, Haldeman, Miller, Leopold, J. Riemenschneider, A Riemenschneider, Lamont, Reigart, Matthews, Foyle.
It takes many people constantly working behind the scenes to transform a one-room school house with three graduates into a successful high school with a graduating class of two hundred and fifty. For over twenty years the Internos Club has served faithfully, running errands, directing visitors, and ushering at plays and commencements.. The custodians have done a fine job keeping the school in condition and supplied with its daily needs. Lunch lines move quickly with our competent staff of cafeteria helpers. “Safe and dependable” is the slogan of the bus drivers, who are always waiting to transport us to every section of the township. Doctors, nurses, and dental technicians continually check our physical condition. We are grateful to all those who keep Abington running so smoothly.
Library Helpers Top row—Roberts, Vogel, Papale, F. Ransford, M. Ransford. Front row—L. Edwards, Sanders, Kirschner, Massino.teria
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lr'ver t HoardMr. Smith Takes “Time Out”
Dolly Lucente at Piano
Janie and Fran Deliver Holiday Greetings
French Club Christmas Party
Trimming Christmas Tree
The Maitland Crosley is Going . ... Going . . . Gone!
In the Library
Joe Wirs and John Madill Distribute Scholastics
Jane Cole Practices
Painters Decorating Corridors
Around the SchoolEnglish ...
... and Languages
Miss Turner Dictates Spelling to Juniors
German Pupils Study Germany’s Present Zones
Norman Green Reads Theme to Attentive Seniors
French Students Play. Word Game
Miss Reichard Supervises Spanish StudyMathematics
Chemistry Studes Busy Bending Class The Mysteries of the Microscope Future Physicists Learn Formulae
15Vocationals Can Answer That Question
Mr. Pawling Points Out Vocational Opportunities
Forums played an important part in Abington’s social science department this year. Through this program students gain valuable experience in formulating opinions in national and world affairs.
After establishing a background of American and world history, P. 0. D. students learn the fundamentals of intelligent citizenship.
Carl Swartz Explaining Current
Miss Clark’s History Class ExploresCommercial Department
Commercial graduates of even twenty years ago would look with amazement at the calculator, adding machine, dictaphone, mimeograph, ditto machine, and telephone switch board—all of which equipment the present commercial students learn to use. Under the guidance of D. E; Krueger, Abing-ton’s commercial alumni go out well trained into the modern business world.
Commercial Department Figure Out the Balance
junior Bookkeeping Class
Mr. Krueger Dictates
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uniors Write Dictation in ShorthandAuto Shop Keeps ’em Rolling
Mr. McClean. Hurk. King
Future Electricians Work on Theory
Tucker. Delaingaro. Wrigley.
Robert . Kuehnle
Mr. Clark Instructs Machinist Schweihofer
Bird, Scalfaro, and Krigler Set Up Type
Mass Production in Machine Shop
Keitenbaugh. Wolan. Kern. Neavil. Davis, Wallace. Dascher. Sohns
Woodshop Boys Cooperate on Project
Tidwell, Boutcher. Mr. Rapp. Heath
Gates Tightens Brake Band King-and O’Hara Frick and Comly Mr. Wortman Explains
Work on Carburetor Concentrate on Connection Press Job
Scalfaro. Stein, Lang. Zimmerman. Mr. WortmanHunting and Fishing Club Entertains Live Fox
Arthur Reads Scriptures to Bible Club
Knitting Club Spins the Yarn
Coach Takes Orders
Dottie Tests Her Salesmanship
Miss Lobach Adds Mustard
Chess Club Concentrates
Dance Club Trains Future Arthur Murrays
Glee Club Sings Night Before Christmas'
Gym Club Performs Wonders
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Bob Goes on the Ai
Girls’ Sports Club Plays the Field
Scoreboard Club Records Victory
Clubs Not Photographed
Blue Print Reading
Sketch and Craft Sports (Boys)
Rifle Club Sights “Birdie”It Happened . . .
Charles C. Roberts’ assembly committee provides varied programs . . . Juniata •
Choir Sings . . . World traveller E. C. Ramsey discusses “International Mess” . . .
Barbara Lower displays window she designed for Christmas assemblies . . . Dutch dancers delight Gala Night audience . . . Soph girls take part in Talent Show . . .
Virginia Outterbridge sings spiritual . . . The boys' half of the assembly has Dr.
White as guest . .. Gala Night choruses rehearse.ill Assembly
Girls’ Etiquette Club presents Style Show . . . Mr. Casselberry leads chorus in “Christmas Story” . . . Music director makes that organ talk . . . Gala Night Adagio by Lassiter and Hall . . . Joe Thompson's magic mystifies all . . . Civic Attitude Award winners in the spotlight . . . Gala Night chorus line does its stuff . . . Girls join in Christmas carols.Big Decision
Girls Talk Through Second Lunch
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Firs! One on Gets the Best Seat
3 o’Clock—Let’s Make the Bus
The Stag Corner .Munches Away
Favorite HoursTop row—Zimmerman,.Conti, West, Gee, Ebert, Sola, W. Brodhag, Ortolani, Hedner, Cess, Van Gaasheek, Rapp, Fetterolf, Fair, DeTrent, Clinkscales, Dicker, Coach Carroll. Second—Burnett. Whittingham, Gaines, Thompson, Reigart, Henry, Triplett, A. Brodhag! Liuzzi, Karbach, Cunningham, Bubeck, Stahl. Front—Clam, Walker, Gilson, R. Rapp, Klauder, Jenkins, McClatchey, Service, Heron! Montague, Whitney, Terrenzio, Taylor, Kenyon, MacGregor.
194-8 Grid Squad
“Abington Crushes Mastbaum, 45-0.” Yes, it was a great start for the 1947 season, and that seven-touchdown parade gave future opponents something to worry about. The Ghosts proved that their first victory was no fluke when they clashed with their first league rival the following week. “Triplett Sparks Abington in 19-0 Win over Haverford.” The big game, however came two weeks later, and what a heartbreaker that was! “Lower Merion Rallies to Win.” For three full periods a valiant Ghost line completely outfought the more experienced Lower Merion forward wall, which outweighed them twenty pounds per man, only to see a 14-0 lead vanish into thin air as the undefeated Ardmorites poured across three last-period touchdowns to win, 21-14. “Abington Beats Bristol, 18-6.” The “breather” turned out to be a pretty tough game, but the following week brought more league action and a still greater test of the York Roaders’ strength. “Blocked Kicks Aid Abington As Upper Darby Falls, 12-0.” Then, another hard fought battle and well-earned 12-0 victory. “Abington Triumphs over Norristown.” But one more bitter pill was yet to come. “Chester Defeats Abington in Mud Battle.” Will we ever forget that cold, wet, sloppy sea of mud at Chester? However, we wound up the season on a much happier note.. “Abington Wallops Radnor, 26-6.”
Final record: six wins, two losses; league standing, second.
Burnett Around End■_______________________
45 Mastbaum ....... 0
19 Haverford ...... 0
14 Lower Merion...21
18 Bristol ........ 6
12 Upper Darby....... 0
12 Norristown...... 0
0 Chester ........ 8
Triplett Cains 10 Yards
West Heading for TOSoccer Coaches J. V. Coach, R. J. Rapp; Coach, P. T. Gantt
Sailing into tough league competition with only five returning lettermen, our soccer team managed to win only two games and tie four while losing six. Throughout the season, however. Coach P. T. Gantt’s squad battled all of its opponents to close scores.
After an impressive trouncing of Episcopal, 4-1, the hooters staged a final period rally of three goals in six minutes, only to lose to Frankford, 4-3. The Ghosts closed the season by defeating a crack alumni team, 3-2.
From the Maroons’ 15 lettermen, four All-Suburban players were chosen. On the first team were Captain Norm Green, two-year goal tender; wing Tom Dunlap, high scorer and winner of this honor last year; and halfback Tony Washofsky, junior playing first year varsity. Court Frick earned a position on the second team.
“Sportsmanship and Victory Will Our Motto Be”
Central Drive SquelchedHockey
Ernie in the mud again!
A flue (Iip I ft 211 I !
Under the able coaching of Mrs. Jane Scott Triol, the hockey team almost broke even this year with a final record of three wins, four losses, and one tie. The first game, with the maids from Doylestown, resulted in the only deadlock of the season. Then after receiving their first setback in a game with Ambler, the Ghostettes hit their stride. Jenkintown, Springfield, and Norristown all fell in quick succession as the girls bagged a total of nine goals to their opponents’ one for the three games. However, this winning streak ended at three as Radnor’s undefeated hockey eleven beat the Maroons, 2-1, and Cheltenham eked out a 1-0 victory for the darkest spot of the season, followed by a defeat at the hands of Abington Friends in the final game.
Top row—Partridge. Hartzell, Stetson, Keller. Second row— Virnclson, Wilhjelm, Yost, Hand, Lamont, Garvin. Giroud, Coach Triol. Third row—Toler, Lindfors, Kaiser, Riehm, Bietsch, Mullan, Bowers, Dewey, Fried, Krieder, Cook. Front row—Murray, Huns-berger. Hay, Bailey, Wiechardt, Hampp, Mathews, Bums, Seyferhelt, Rapp, Harrar.This year’s cross-country team, coached again by Charles E. Pawling, opened the season with a 23-32 defeat of Lansdale. After swamping Chester with a 15-40 shutout victory, the harriers overcame a strong Lower Merion team, 26-31. This they followed up with their second shutout, a victory over, Cheltenham. Coming up against some stronger teams, the running Ghosts lost to Haverford, 20-33; to Upper Darby, the district champions, 21-32; and to Norristown by a 25-35 score.
As the team placed seventh in the District Championship run at Cobb’s Creek, Dave Kaiser and Craig Ream qualified to go to Penn State to run for the district in the State Championships. In a post-season meet at Marcus Hook, the team gained fourth place, four boys capturing medals.Seated center—Lois Robinson, Jim Gerhart, Miriam Millership. With megaphones — Madge DeMnison, Mary Ann Harris, Sue Hirsch, Nancy Bailey, Joy Collinson, Jane Cole. Top—Bette Haldeman, Guy Gerhart.
A-B-I! A-B-I! Our peppy cheerleaders kept the crowds really cheering. This year the head man with the megaphone, Jim Gerhart, and his nine lively assistants added glamor and excitement to every game. The new Touchdown Song became so popular that it echoed through the halls for days.
At the opening of the fall sports season, forty-five students came out for cheerleading. The girls who won places on the squad made their own corduroy skirts and practiced every afternoon in the gym, with Miss Helen Clark coaching, to get ready for the pep rallies and football games.
The pep rallies preceding the big games, were rousing affairs, the Stagecraft Club decorating the gym for the Lower Merion rally. Besides the enthusiastic cheering and singing, music by the band and speeches by Mr. Gernert, Mr. Smiley, and the various coaches inspired both the teams and their student supporters.
In promoting the gbod old A. H. S. spirit, cheering and cheerleading have certainly had a good year.
Fall Sports Captains
Left to right—Dave Kaiser, Crosscountry; Norman Green, Soccer; Phyllis Hampp, Hockey; Ellsworth Gaines, Football.Standing—C. Bayard, Mgr., Noonan, Mgr., Mueller, Brodhag, Quay, Green, Gernert, Liuzzi, Holderer, Stanis, Coach. Kneeling—Ebert,
Bubeck, Frick, Ehring, Cunningham.
With Andy Cunningham the lone holdover from last year’s varsity squad, the basketball team had a hard time of it this season, finishing in last place of the Suburban I loop. The Ghost quintet faired better in non-league competition, where they breezed over Bryn Athyn, knocked off Con-shohocken in the first round of the Ambler Trophy Tournament, and surprised everybody by upsetting a strong Coatesville five. The Maroon and White courtmen did manage to salvage one league game, however, when they pulled together to trounce a highly rated Chester team by a convincing score.
Grab That Ball Court y
Cal Gets a Tap-in. . ball Girls
Top row—Mrs. Triol, Lindfors, Mgr., Keller Riehm, Lamont, Dean, Gfelner, Irwin, Slrohmeier. Middle—Bauerle, Kerslake, Hampp, Mosler, Jean Riemenachneider, Wiechardt, McMeekin, Garvin, Dewey. From—Spencer, Virginia Granieri,
Matthews, Vivian Granieri, Vimelson, Ann Riemenschneider, Prettyman.
Abington can be very proud of its girls’ sextet, coached for a second year by Mrs. Jane Triol, for it lost only two out of eight games. The highlight of the season was the game with Lower Merion, when the Ghosts downed the previously undefeated Ardmor-ites, 16-12. In the struggle with Cheltenham and Lower Moreland, the motto seemed to be “share alike,” for both matches ended with tie scores. The lassies from Abington Friends and Ambler topped the Ghosts for their only two defeats, but the season ended victoriously, with the sextet conquering Springfield, 23-17. Honor goes to Phyllis Hampp, who was elected captain at the end of the season.
Stop That Forward Vivian Jumps for Ball Tap-off with Abington friendsSwim ..
Led by the undefeated freestyle relay team, our mermen reached the .500 mark in the won-lost column. The relay team, composed of Joe Culver. Jim Clark, Gerhard Gaenssle and Captain Jim Ash. was undefeated in league competition, capturing first in the Districts. Its only defeat came in the Regiotials, where AHS placed fourth. Wins over West Chester, F-ddystone, Upper Darby, and George School were recorded, while Norristown, Pottstown, Coatesville, and P. S. DuPont eked out victories over Coach Pawling’s proteges.
Captain Jim Ash, in the 200-yard freestyle, and Gerhard Gaenssle, in the 100-yard freestyle, were consistent winners, who helped the Ghosts finish fourth in the District meet... ming
The girls’ swimming team continued to make an impressive record this year as the 1948 mermaids swam their way to second place in suburban league competition. With returning veterans to fill positions in the breaststroke, backstroke, and freestyle relay, the girls splashed to victories over Coatesville, Norristown, Bart-ram, and Temple Freshmen. Only Trenton and Lower Merion, two of the strongest teams in this area, prevented an undefeated season. In the Interscholastic meet, the Maroon mermaids finished fifth by capturing individual titles in the senior 50-yard breaststroke, Captain Lois Robinson, and the sophomore 50-yard backstroke, Jane Porter, 1949 captain-elect.
35 Coatesville......... 22
26 Lower Merion ....... 37
21 Trenton ............ 45
39 Norristown ......... 27
46 Bartram ............ 20
33 Temple Freshmen .. 24
Coach Clark Shows Lois
Seated—Virnelson, MacFarland, Porter, Hunsberger, Reigart, Murray, Captain Robinson, Wassman, Sutch, Tyson, Silverman, C. Wilson, Savoy, Hartzell. Kneeling—Weppner, Mullen, Bowers, Bums, Martin, Ulrich, B. Wilson, Singleton, Durfec, Schmidt, Hampp. Standing— Managers Cook, Leopold, Glading, Coach H. M. Clark.I. -n Black Pinning Yeadon Grappler Zimmerman Breaking Down Bridge Alex Maitland Putting Cross-bodv Ride on Ken Thoman
With five veterans back from last year’s championship team, the Abington grapplers, although plagued with injuries, won five of their nine matches. After downing George School in the season’s opener. Coach Snodgrass’s matmen lost to Cheltenham and Haverford before coming back strong to defeat a surprised Lower Merion squad. With newcomers Bill Zimmerman, Frank Conti, and Charlie Weber in winning form, the bolstered squad won from Haverford School and Yeadon but bowed to a strong Upper Darby team.
For the first time in its wrestling history, all three Abington finalists were victorious in the District I matches. Successfully defending his 95-lb. title, John Snively, along with undefeated heavyweight Charlie Weber, went to tbe semi-finals in the State tourney, where Dan Deverant, 120-lb. titlist, was defeated in the first round.Top row—Carroll (assistant coach) Terrenzio, Conti, Palmer, Ortolani, Muller, Ash, Pluscht, W. Rapp, Kennedy, Hand, Goodwin, Chase, Walker, Burnett, Gaines, C. Pawling (coaoh). Middle—Clinkscales, Graham, Cooper, Phinney, J. Ream, Schmauk, Forsyth, Cherry, Thompson, O Brien, R. Weber, Jones, Benninghoff, Black, Kaiser. Front—Schaefer, Moreland, Reigart, Hedner, Reimherr, Starrett, Davis, Culver, Kern, Martin, C. Ream, Ure, Berks, Williams.
The loss of Triplett, last year’s state dash champion, and Leeds, outstanding miler, left Coach Charles Pawling with an inexperienced track team. Hampered by having no home track while the new athletic fields are being constructed, the cindermen trained by working out on the Abington junior high school quarter-mile cinderpath.
L M Invitation Meet Penn Relays George School Suburban Championships Lansdale
District Championships Ambler
State Championships Cheltenham
Duffy Goes Over Top Murray Breaks Tape
Runners Take Their Marks
i - -Crigler, R. J. Rapp. Front—Di Luzio (mgr.), Groshcns, Weber, Brodhag, Thompson, Tredin-nick. Keller, Noonan, Cunningham, Bubeck, Liuzzi (storekeeper).
Strengthened with five holdovers from last year's nine, the Ghosts have high hopes of capturing their third straight Suburban I baseball championship. The Maroon and White nine warmed up for the league games with victories over Ben Franklin, George School, and Souderton.
23 Ben Franklin ................. 3
8 Ben Franklin ................. 3
10 George School ................ 0
5 Souderton .................... 1
2 Doylestown ................... 3
6 Norristown ................... 1
3 Lower Merion ................. 0
7 Cheltenham.................... 4
8 Haverford .................... 5
2 Upper Darby .................. 0
2 Chester ...................... 3
3 Norristown ................... 2
Lower Merion ................
Upper Darby .................
Follows Through Charlie Retires “Yo” at the Plate Boh W aits for Pitch
38After a lapse of several years, girls’ and boys’ tennis was resumed this spring under the able direction of Anton Stanis and Jack Davison respectively.
From the interest shown, tennis will again soon rank among the outstanding sports at Abington.
Coach Stanis Checks Grips After the Match Ann Follows Through
Standing—Anton Stanis, Harris, Genth, Kalen, J. Riemenschneider, Yearsley, A. Riemen-Schneider, Mosler,'. Hampp, I.amont, Foyle, Meurer. Kneeling—Powell, Burns, Wiechardt, Bailey, Hirsch, Bruson, Shields, Nlillership, Ballenbcrg.
GIRLS TENNIS HOYS
0-5 Radnor 0-5
3-2 Berwyn 4-1
0-5 Norristown 0-5
0-5 Upper Darby 1-4
3-2 Cheltenham 0-5
Lower Merion Haverford Lansdowne Coatesville
Standing;—J. E. Davison, Muck, Leonard, Miller, Pyle, Hirsch, Lindfors, Reed, Pratt, Martin, Rathgeh, Jones. Kneeling—Gerhart, Gee, Fetterolf, Quay, Wood, Rems.
Don Prepares to ServeGolfers Receive Pointers . . . Infield Encourages Joann . . . Rob in Championship Form . . . Ready, Aim! . . . Slugger .Matthews at Rat ahs
Softball Golf, 1
480 478 499
Doylfcstown So. Catholic Lower Merion Norristown W. Catholic Upper Darby Yeadon Quakertown
E. A. Brunner (coach), Strachen, Kiesling, Wood, Clem, Meaney. Lutz, Pinkett, Uccelletti, Polkinhorn, Harris, Stewart.
Top row—D. E. Krueger, Robbins, Bitzer, Kreider, Branch, Jackson, Van-Gaasbeek, David Clark, Jr. Kneeling—-Kaiser, (dark, Janssens, Lissfelt, P. Roberts, Meyer, B. Dunham.
Top row—Ford, Murphy, Ervin, Hoover, Lissfelt, Matthews, Dewey. Second—Schmidt, Kaiser, Clyde, Gran-ieri, Seyferhelt. Front—Granieri, Me-Meekin, Riehm, P. Miller, Cooper, Masino, Coach Gertrude Herzog.
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11 Berwyn 4
10 Haverford Cheltenham 5
7 Lower Merion 8
11 Haverford Cheltenham Lower Merion 4
42 Upper Moreland 10
20 Springfield 17
19 Jenkintown 14
3 Friends Select Hathoro Jenkintown Springfield Upper Darby 14Hail to the
Joan Besore Performs on the Bells
Standing—Director L. B. Smith, R. Lamont (at piano), Besore, Wassman, Wilson. Third row—Bauer, Potter, H. Sohns. Second—Daniels, Smith Litchfield, C. Sohns, Zenzer. Front—Williams, Linck, Martin, Greer, Ball.Looking back over the sixty-year span of our school’s existence, one would notice an almost complete change in the vocal music department. This year, the Christmas program, which featured special music for the occasion, attracted widespread attention; and the Easter music, superbly rendered, was surpassed only by the gala performance in May during the Music Festival.
In addition to the A Cappella Choir. Glee Club, and the Chanters, formerly the Elizabethans, our school now boasts a Boys’ Glee Club and a Colored Choir. This progress in musical activities is attributable to the commendable efforts of Henry R. Casselberry, new head of the Vocal Music Department, and to the work of the late T. Carroll O'Brien.
Colored Choral Group
A Cappella Choir
Chanters Carol Through Halls
Gala Night Finale
Composer of Alma Mater, David lioupt. Leads Homecoming Day CrowdMrs. Wyatt, Director of Senior Play
Lt. Seawright Gets the Girl in “Dear Ruth”
Cook. Mandler, Cooper. Wood.
Locber. Sutton. Hirsch, and Djorup
Mandler, Maitland, Cooper, Lassiter, and Locher
Peggy Gives “Brother Goose” the Blueprints
Lashey Howe as Jeff Adams had his troubles playing nursemaid to his lively younger brother and sisters . . . charming Peggy Winkle, played by Charlotte Russell, came to the rescue . . . but met exciting competition for Jeff’s love from Lenore (Dot Black) . . . will you ever forget Donald McKenzie’s motor scooter? Annabel Flesher and June Worthington as tomboy Hy gave the audience hilarious points on football . . . Carol Wrigley, Mary Ann Harris, Jayne Toler, Pat Gailey, Libby Hunsberger, and Katherine Gordon all contributed to make the Dramatic Club play, coached by P. T. Gantt, an enjoyable runner-up to “Dear Ruth.”
Black. Howes, and RussellLilley. Mr . Wyatt. Grtcey. Lucent?, and Cordon
Cast of “Brother Goose” Plans For Touchdown
Standing—Cood. Cordon. Cayley, Wrigley, and Toler Kneeling—Wei , Fletcher, Worthington
Senior play delights capacity audiences . . . Elsie Lassiter, as Miriam, gets romantic . . . writes love letters to Lieutenant Sea-wright, Bill Wood . . . Seawright arrives home with matrimonial intentions . . . Frannie Locher’s ignorance of her own love letters baffles Lieutenant . . A shower
of gifts—crackerjack. roses, teddy bears— perplexes Ruth’s mother. Dot Cooper; Bill “Albert” Sutton, her fiance, and Sue Hirsch, the maid . . . Plot thickens as Seawright’s sister, Barbara Cook, accidentally meets former beau, Frans Djorup . . . Miriam’s confession to love letters leads to understanding between Bill and Ruth . . . “Judge” Jack Miller Mandler performs hasty marriage for them ... As hilarious comedy ends, sailor Alex Maitland comes inquiring for Ruth.Abingtonian Dance
Citj Editor Dummy Amacts Crowd
Sue Hirsch Crowned Cover Girl
Lining Up for Self-service
More Admirers of City Editor
Student Council Convention
Teachers Discuss Problems, Too
Doly Biagi Bids Delegates Farewell
Student Meeting Pauses for Photo
Dutch Chorus Scores Hit in Gala NightFour Flats at Gala Night Big Brass Band from Abington Ready for Takeoff N. A. S. Boys Learn Electronics Base Boys See Control Tower
Sheik Weber and His Harem Dot and Dolly in Spotlight ight in Bagdad” Lures Crowd to Junior Prom
Flaming Fantasy” Latin Club Theme MC Hedner and Friends Enjoy Prom
P. 0. D. Group Off to Lake
C. S. P. A. Delegates on Tower of Radio City Next Year’s Vocational Marvel at Motor Steers
Edith M. Mil'
Sponsor Names Yearlxmk Staff After Trvouts
Carol nunhiiin and Littzci NX ill Wiki Boh Grrnfrt lit l-Miting 1948 Annual
Print tryouts, Mis Dorothy irbtK'k advltrr, hoi »f-fulk’Wing as the be : r the arduous task of
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Sur Hirx' i John Mandler
IV. ra Lucerne Alex Maitland
Vj • Hubert Rober Bed
K«ti nr fHsrdon Fran DJor-jp
Jo nn ir Ofjr Lauretsce Keller
.tint .’ tle Richard Painter
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F. «nc -» Loctvrr WUUarr. Sutton
I j I.ower Mary Ana Stafford ; R11U1 Wiechardt Anna Matthew
T»pisi» — Pauline Antle. Joan Drnby.
1 lotto Hatdeman. Doru Miller | Doris Vincent
Voted President Jus Elections
RfVfilf Shows Clark V.P.; Keller. Triplell Win
id ballot cart by c e following officers ■
News Staff Plans a Pape
_____JK Summer"! Standing—Cess, Rudisill, Harris,
nt Cou” •! tm.iked tl Cook, Rruson, Prettyman, Rohrhach. an ’ • ' i Sitting—Dunham, Hughes.
School Menu Saves Food
The AHS cafeteria has made a yw| change in the menu in accordance with lhe plea made by Harry S.
Trunruin, President of
cc-president; Helen Leopold, rrotary; Lawrence Keller, trea»-or; John Triplett, athletic rep-'C nlat vc.
!ikc IJuzri, the newly elected usident, served as vice-president his sophomore and junior year, id is vice-president of the Stu- nt Council. Besides ploying
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7make the Honor Roll and is assistant editor of the Yearbook.
Vice-president Jim Clark has been an honor student since be entered Abington. Hh victory cwne only after a re-vote to decide n Ue between Jim and Bob | Gernert,
Keeping a record of class notes in the future will be Helen Leopold. class secretary Helen ip ' noted for her job as drum major-[ ette in the school bund, la an active member of Infernos, and is also an Honor Roll student.
Lawrence Keller. otherwise known a ,‘Yo' was re-elected class treasurer for the third straight year. ‘’Yo" plays the baritone horn in the band and served on the Student Council.
Returning to the office of A. A. representative Is John Triplett, an outstanding and versatile sportsman John has received honors in track competition, plays varsity football, and was on the basketball squad.
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Staff Plots Page I
Harrar, Cook, Glading.
Editor and Asaistanls Plan Pages
Bnison, Leopold, Ballen-berg, Rohrbach, Joann Cracey (editor) Lilley, Cook.
Artists Design Linoleum Blocks
Matthews, Bates, Whitcomb, Sherer.
Djorup, Denby, Keller, Biapi and Cook (top), IJuzzi and Haldeman (bottom), Younp, Mandler, Maitland.Literary Staff
Dolores Riagi Jane Cole Barbara Cook Katharine Cordon
Sue Hirseh Frances Ixxrher Alex Maitland Mary Roberts
Joann Graeey Mary Ann Harris Lawrence Keller Barbara Lower Dolores Lucente
John Mandler Anna Matthews Richard Painter William Sutton Frans Djorup
Top—Keller, Sutton, Maitland. Mandler, Liuzzi. Middle—Gernert, Cole, Vincent, Denby, Wiechardt, Harris, Astle, Laning. Front— Frick, Gordon, Lucente, Roberts, Graeey, Djorup.
Editor-in-chief—Robert E. Gernert, center. Assistants—Carol Dunham and Michael Luizzi.
E. B. Gernert Sponsor Dorothy Cathell Art Edith M. Milne Financial D. E. Krueger Typists Pauline Astle Joan Denby Doris Miller Doris Vincent
Brandy Rudisill . James Hughes Walter Nieweg
Planning a Page Lay-out
Hughes, Graeey, Sanders, Rudisill.
Standing—Robert Bubeck. Noel Laning, Elaine Herold, Brandy Rudisill, Rita Bruson. James Hughes. Sirring-—Helen Leopold, Natalie Delia. Marilyn Sanders, Carol Dunham, Robert Gernert, Michael Liuzzi, Lois Robinson, Jane Lilley, Alfred Brodhag.
Bringing in the Ads
Vincent, Millership, Zebley, Bailey, Miller, Smith, Rosen-berger, Grafley, Peoples, Kessler, Collinson, Soboleski, Brush, Meurer, Hay.
Art Staff at Work
Jane Lindfors, Elaine Herold, Anna Matthews.Senior Officers
V ice-president — James Clark
Treasurer — Lawrence Keller
A. A. Representative— John Triplett
Left to right—John Triplett, A. A. Representative; James Clark, Vice-President; Helen Leopold. Secretary; Michael Liuzzi, President; Lawrence Keller, Treasurer.
Senior Class ... 1948
Motto—Be true to your word, your work, your friend.
Colors—Wine and Gold.
L. C. Swartz, W. H. Albright, Miss Helen M. Clark
51Bob Bubeck Student Council President, Baseball, Basketball, President of Class in Sophomore and Junior Years
Johnny Triplett State Dash Champion, Football, Class A. A. Representative
Frannie Locher Internos President, Abingtonian, Senior Play Lead, Student Council
Bob Gernert Yearbook Editor, Abingtonian, Honor Student, Soccer, Tennis
Phyl Hampp Basketball, Hockey, Internos
Drum Majorette, Honor Student, Civic Attitude AwardMike Liiizzi Class President, J. F. E. Editor, Football, Student Council Vice-president
Larry Keller Class Treasurer, Baseball, Student Council Treasurer
Jane Reigart Student Council Secretary Swimming. Internos
Al Brodhac Football, Baseball, Abingtonian, Civic Attitude Award
aye Cole Assembly Organist, Vocal Music, Student CouncilWide-eyed Sophomores Flood AHS September, 1945
JAMES L. ASH Engineering
Jimmie . . . pood sense of humor . . . quiet . . . makes friends easily . . . three years varsity swimmer . . . sweet on the sax in orchestra and hand . . . has rudder set for college and marine engineering.
PAULINE E. ASTLE Commercial
Inky . . . sweet smile . . . Abingtonian and Yearbook typist . . . Glee Club . . . daydreamer . . . likes boys . . . wants to get married . . . next—college or business school . . . another medical secretary.
NANCY M. BAILEY General
Nance . . . happy-go-lucky, peppy cheerleader . . . Knitting Club . . . varsity hockey . . . J. V. basketball . . . est Chester State Teachers College, then physical education teacher . . . hobby— knitting argyle socks . . . “Well, how ’bout that?”
WILLIAM F. BALL General
Bill . . . best known for dry wit . . . curly hair . . . band and orchestra for three years . . . plays a mean clarinet . . . interested in naval career . . . college bound.
ANN A. BALLENBF.HG General
Roonie . . . quiet but popular . . . Abingtonian . . . loves to eat . . . dependable . . . treasurer of sophomore homeroom . . . likes social work . . . ambition—psychologist.
THOMAS M. BARRETT General
Tom . . . fun-loving redhead . . . entertained Mrs. Wyatt’s English Class . . . J. V. soccer . . . interested in woodworking and sports . . . will make a good contractor ... an apprentice engineer next year . . . “Honest to John.”
CHARLES A. BATES
Charlie . . . our class actor . . . devilish grin . . . Pure as the Driven Snow . . . Dramatic Club three years . . . Chanters . . . out for soccer . . . interested in making models . . . plans to be a draftsman.
E. CAROL BATES General
Tillie . . . cute blonde . . . secretary. Girls’ Etiquette Club in junior year . . . knows how to handle a paint brush . . . good-natured . . . plans to work in a Horist shop, then marriage.
HOWARD E. BEAN, JR. Vocational
Beanie . . . always combing his hair . . . tries to sleep during chemistry . . . interested in sports . . . hobby, collecting V-nickels . . . ambition—to own his own printing shop.
ROBERT W. BELL Scientific
Bob . . . keen sense of humor . . . drives old Chevrolet coupe . . . likes girls and crooning . . . Yearbook . . . president of sophomore homeroom . . . junior arsity football . . . plans business training at Drexel.
DOLORES E. BENNER Commercial
Shorty . . . cute and popular . . . J. F. E. typist ... A Cappella Choir . . . Abingtonian and Needlework Clubs . . . lab technician next . . . favorite expression—“W'hat do you say?”
INELL D. BERRY General
Slim . . . likes to collect photographs . . . still can’t knit or sew after three years in Needlework Club . . . receptionist next year . . . future housewife.Sophs Engineer First Party
DOLORES J. BIAGI General
Dolly . . . those big brown eyes . . . always busy as a bee . . . Abingtonian . . . managing editor of J. F. E. . . . Student Council . . . A Cappella . . . Yearbook . . . especially interested in music and Jimmie . . . Peirce Business School next.
ALBERT C. BIRD Vocational
Al . . . print shop boy . . . girls like his wavy hair . . . interested in photography and flying ... in Naval Reserve . . . future T. W. A. pilot . . . wants to see John Paul Jones.
MARTHA BISHOP Scientific
Outdoor gal . . . rather quiet . . . champ horseback rider . . . shows jumpers . . . dry wit . . . J. V. hockey team, junior year . . . Glee Club . . . plans include college, then veterinarian career.
ALLEN R. BLANC Vocational
Rickey . . . varsity swimmer three years . . . known for his witty answers . . . interested in guns and pipes . . . likes to fool around with cars . . . aims for college next near.
JOHN A. BONCK Vocational
Bunky . . . Radio Club . . . cross country team . . . seen around school doing electrical work . . . good at impersonations . . . future electrician.
ROBERT C. BONNET General
Bounion . . . Student Council in sophomore year . . . owns a Guernsey cow . . . quiet . . . farms in his leisure time . . . ambition—dairy professor . . . plans to enter agricultural college.
DORIS J. BOYES General
Oh. what height! . . . library assistant for three years . . . likes to take care of children and read . . . has a mind of her own . . . interested in modeling and Yale . . . favorite expression—“Heaven forbid!”
JOHN J. BOYLE General
Irish . . . girls just love that smile . . . Abingtonian s news nibbler . . . treasurer of Sports Club . . . Glee Club . . . interests—girls and horses . . . “Don’t mess” . . . ambition— veterinarian.
ALFRED L. BRODHAG General
Bus . . . bruising center on football team . . . basketball . . . varsity baseball for three years . . . Abingtonian sports writer . . . Yearbook . . . dependable . . . Civic Attitude Award . . . Elizabethans and A Cappella . . . Bob’s buddie . . . ambition—coach or pro baseball player . . . college next.
JOAN M. BRUSH Genera!
Happy-go-lucky . . . full of fun . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . Sports and Dramatic Clubs . . . likes dancing and swimming . . . Glee Club and A Cappella . . . ambition—to be good secretary . . . “Oh, boy, you’re pretty.”
RITA J. BRUSON Classical
Student Council . . . Oracle . . . Abingtonian . . . Dramatic Club . . . lots of pep . . . Yearbook . . . future author . . . Latin Club . . . Pure as the Driven Snow . . . French Club . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . smart, too.
ROBERT H. BUBECK General
Bob . . . popular and good looking . . . president of Student Council . . . class president for two years . . . Civic Attitude awards . . . lots of fun . . . star outfielder on baseball team for three years . . . varsity basketball and football . . . Abingtonian . . . Yearbook . . . plans career in physical education after college.First Election Gives Gavel to Bubeck
ROBERT C. BUNCE Engineering
Bob . . . president of Radio Club . . . Waltz Dream ... A Cappella Choir . . . Gala Night . . . attended White Plains High School, New York, for year and a half . . . Hi-Y Club in New York . . . interested in radio . . . College next.
MARY V. BURNETT General
Mary . . . one of the Lat'n clan . . . varsity hockey . . . A Cappella . . . Glee Cluf . . . always smiling . . . “How terrible! ’ . . . plans to teach.
JAMES V. BURNS Vocational
J. B. . . . a woodchopper boy . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . makes stage scenery for school plays . . . known for his wisecracking . . . ambition—pattern maker . . . plans to enter Rudd's next year.
CLARENCE M. BURTON, JR. General
Preacher Mike . . . band’s bass drummer . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . Waltz Dream . . . likes golf and people . . . ambition—real estate manager . . . attended Civic Forum League at Temple . . . plans to work, then college.
ELEANOR CASCADEN General
El . . . pocket-size blonde . . . mad about chewing gum. sewing, and dancing . . . Abingtonian . . . fun to be with . . . nimble with a thimble . . . good stude . . . interested in social service work . . . “Holy cow!”
CARL C. CASSEL Engineering
Cas ... “0 my!” . . . outstanding with witty remarks . . . slide trombone in band and orchestra . . . Glee Club . . . Public Affairs Club politician . . . Honor Roll . . . attended Civic Forums . . . future engineer.
JOHN J. CAULEY General
Bleary . . . Student Council and Honor Roll at North Catholic . . . stage hand for Waltz Dream and Midsummer Night's Dream . . . secretary of 4H Club . . . “How ’bout that!” . . . Spring Garden Institute next.
MARGARET K. CHADWICK General
Peggy . . . quiet . . . Needlework, Dramatic, Typing, and Library Clubs ... do ladies prefer redheads? . . . “Jeepers!” . . . likes books and music . . . spelling team . . . college next, then music or English teaching.
BLAINE B. CHASE General
Blaine . . . came to AHS in senior year from Jenkintown . . . varsity football and track at JHS . . . Typing Club . . . collects coins . . . college next—then business.
WENDELL D. CHASE General
Chasey . . . came to us from Jenkintown High . . . played football in junior year . . . Once in a Blue Moon . . . favorite expression: “Swush” . . . Oratorio Choir . . . Photography Club . . . heading for aviation school.
JAMES S. CLARK Scientific
Jim . . . very popular . . . Honor Roll . . . tall, dark, and handsome . . . energetic student . . . Council member . . . Civic Forums . . .
president of Auto and Public Affairs Clubs . . . Glee Club . . .
vice-president of senior class . . . aims for engineering at Lehigh.
D. JANE COLE Scientific
Janie . . . Abingtonian . . . Oracle . . . Waltz Dream . . .
Gala Night . . . Chanters ... A Cappella Choir . . .
Elizabethans . . . Temple Conference . . . interests—music, collecting toy cats . . . after college—lab technician and
marriage . . . best known for petiteness, quietness, lovely voice . . . “Say now!”JOY L. COLLINSON Commercial
Popular cheerleader for three years . . . Needlework, Sketch and Craft Clubs . . . chief interest—Bill . . . scrapbook of “Bill and I” . . . plans to be private secretary until marriage . . favorite expression—“Hello, Bill!”
EARLE H. L. COMLY Vocational
Nick . . . usually seen day dreaming . . . member of Sports
Club . . . football and track teams . . . likes to work with
radio . . . plans to get job as electrician.
JEANETTE M. CONARD General
Petite’ brunette . . . Etiquette and Knitting Clubs . . . has cute smile . . . chief interests—baseball and Bob . . . ambition-—to travel through the states . . . fun loving . . . will live in New York next year.
BARBARA E. COOK General
Cookie . . . fun-loving . . . hockey manager . . . Abingtonian . . . known for dating C. H. S. boys . . . Martha in Dear Ruth . . . J. F. E. . . . Internos . . . has gift of gab . . .
C. S. P. A. . . . Yearbook . . . forums and debates . . . Oracle
. . . loves to dance . . . “Wait for me!". . . future psychologist.
DOROTHEA A. COOPER Classical
Dot . . . pretty blue eyes . . . drummer in band . . . also plays piano . . . entertainment, Latin Club Dance . . . known for streak of blonde hair . . . “That’s what the book says” . . . Dear Ruth . . . Gala Night.
EDWARD W. CR1GLER Vocational
Wes . . . remember how he played first base? . . . sharp dresser . . . good at sketching comics . . . wants to work in post office or carry mail . . . best known for pegged pants.
ANDREW G. CUNNINGHAM General
Andy . . . quiet . . . vice-president of junior class . . . varsity football and basketball . . . guest on WFIL Sports Show . . . president of Football Club . . . future filled with college and sports.
PAUL V. DANIELS Scientific
Whitey . . . white hair his trademark . . . junior size . . . J. V. wrestling, 103 lb., in sophomore year . . . clarinet in band and orchestra ... A Cappella Choir . . . Orchestra Club . . . Elizabethans ... on to college.
GEORGE W. DAVIS Vocational
George ... in Gymnastic Club . . . track and cross-country team . . . girls like his blonde locks . . . interested in guns and sports . . . plans to get into a machine shop . . . aims to be a machinist.
PEARL L. DAVIS Commercial
Pearlie . . . small and full of fun . . . have you seen her collection of post cards? . . . enjoys music and reading good
books . . . aims to be a typist . . . next year-job hunting
. . . “no stuff.”
WILLIAM J. DAVISON Scientific
Bill . . . plays baritone in band . . . youngster of class . . . easy
going . . . sports fan . . . Brass Choir . . . Temple next year and
then School of Dentistry.
NATALIE M. DELIA Commercial
Nat . . . polite and dependable . . . Abingtonian . . . Yearbook . . . Honor Roll entire sophomore year . . . presided at C. S. P. A.- Conference . . . Needlework Club president, junior year . . . Etiquette Club . . . enjoys dancing . . . ambition—secretary . . . office work, next year . . . “Are you kidding?”
Who Is Reelected by Landslide in Junior YearAbington Mourns Mr. O’Brien’s Death, March 26, ’47
JOAN L. DENBY Commercial
Jo . . . good-natured wit . . . J. F! E. and Yearbook typist . . . senior prexy of Needlework Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . “number please" girl . . . C. S. P. A. . . . Missouri bound . . . “That’s goodly.
JAMES K. DeSHIELDS Vocational
Speedy . . . Varsity baseball two years . . . remember-how he pitched? . . . best known for lazy walk . . . likes to sleep in class . . . Typing Club . . . aims to be big league baseball player.
KATHRYN JEAN DIBOS General
Bobby . . . attended Northheld High, Minnesota, and Washington-
Lee High, Virginia . . . Journalism Club . . . Honor Roll . . . played clarinet in band . . . known for southern accent and sense of humor .. . “Why sho’.
AMARIO A. DiLUZIO Commercial
DiLuz . . . tiny . . . baseball manager . . . Hunting and Fishing, Gymnastics, Ping Pong Clubs . . . collects coins, baseballs, and autographs . . . hopes to attend business school . . . ambition—Certified Public Accountant . . . “Tell me all about it '
FRANS M. DJORUP Engineering
Popular guy ... oh, that laugh . . . J. F. E. . . . math brain . . . Honor Roll . . .’Student Council . . . president of main study hall . • . Pepsi-Cola winner . . . P. A. C. . . . Chuck in senior play . . . G S. P. A. . . . future physicist.
IRENE E. DONEY General
One swell girl . . . came from Williams Memorial Institute in junior year . . . always laughing . . . Tennis Club . . . likes needlework and art . . . “Hey, kid!
CAROL V. DUNHAM General
Tail, attractive brunette . . . always dashin . . . assistant editor of Yearbook . . . P. S. P. A. and C. S. P. A. Conferences . . . news editor of Abingtonian . . . chairman of Abingtonian dance . . . knits argyle socks . . . plans college . . . future woman in white.
GORDON EICHERT Engineering
Ike . . . quite a comic . . . scared to death of barbers . . . runs the Blueprint Club . . . knows his cars and motorcycles , . . wants to own an auto business.
HERBERT J. ELY Scientific
Jay . . . quiet and good-natured . . . one of Mr. Gantt's hooters
. . . sang in chorus of Waltz Dream . . . Tennis and Baseball Clubs
. . . Glee Club . . . Elizabethans ... A Cappella . . . likes sports
. . . Oracle . . . stamp collector . . . college next.
ROBERT W. EVLETH General
Labo . . . tall, husky, and handsome . . . active member of Hunting and Fishing Club . . . Gymnastics Club in junior year . . . main interests—football, hunting, and girls . . . plans college or textile school . . . likes to raise cain . . .
J. SHIRLEY FAWTHORP General
The Head + . . popular . . . Dancing and Needlework Clubs . . . known for her different colored eyes . . . main interest—horses . . . future plans—secretary or dress designer, then marriage . . . “Heavens to Betsy!”
RUSSELL E. FITZGERALD Commercial
Irish . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . likes sports and girls . . . ambition—to be in the advertising business . . . H. M. S. Pinafore . . . would like to attend Notre Dame.WILLIAM J. FITZGERALD General
Fitz . . . outdoor boy . . . came to Abington from M. C I. . . . bass horn blower . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . wants to work for Pennsylvania Came Commission after re-enlistment in
ANNABEL FLESHER General
Rusty . . . pert cutie from Southampton ... oh, that red hair . . . brain material plus . . . doggie seller at games . . . assistant editor of school paper at former alma mater . . . interested in dramatics . . . “That always helps!” . . . Hyacinth in Dramatic Club play . . . college next.
VIRGINIA A. FORD General
Ginny . . . quiet . . . good-natured . . . fun-loving . . . secretary of Stamp Club in soph year . . . varsity softball . . . Sports Club . . . raises hamsters . . . college next year . . . future farmerette.
HELENE J. FOYLE General
Tennis and Abingtonian Clubs . . . beautiful blonde hair
. . . likes bowling and sports . . . secretary of Knitting Club . . . soft spoken . . . Internos . . . enjoys laughing and chewing gum . . . preparing for air hostess work.
FRANCIS M. FRANKOW SKI General
Frank . . . Hollywood boy . . . stamps and photography, his hobbies . . . ambition—salesman . . . plans next year to work or join the Navy.
COURTLAND W. FRICK Vocational
Courty . . . Honor Roll twice . . . varsity basketball . . . main interest—cars . . . wants to be an electrical engineer
. . . Yearbook Editorial Board . . . that red curly hair!
GERHARD P. GAENSSLE Engineering
That friendly smile! . . . two years in Crosse Point High School, Michigan . . . swims like a fish . . . varsity swimming . . . J. V.
football . . . swimming medal (G. P. H. S.) . . . main interests—
aviation, woodwork, sports, speeding . . . hopes to enter engineering college.
ROBERT M. GARRISON Engineering
Bob . . . economist on words . . . Blue Print Reading Club . . . collects guns . . . ambition not quite decided, but college is in next year’s line-up . . . favorite expression—“I wouldn't say that.”
DONALD M. GEE General
Tex ... J. V. lootball and baseball ... A Cappella and Glee Clubs . . . enjoys cars and girls . . . wants to travel ... oh. that laugh . . . plans prep school.
JAMES B. GERHART Vocational
Jim . . . senior captain of cheerleaders . . . Glee Club member . . . likes airplanes and girls . . . best known for talking . . . ambition—commercial airlines pilot.
ROBERT E. GERNERT General
Bob . . . Yearbook editor . . . three years on Student Council . . . varsity soccer and basketball . . . Honor Roll . . . Abingtonian co-editor . . . P. A. C. . . . Harvard Club Award . . . Glee Club . . . future lawyer . . . C. S. P. A. . . . Pepsi-Cola test . . . next
ELEANOR C. GIBBS General
music major . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . “Heaven forbid!” . . . airlines work, then marriage.
Loves to talk . . . remember those debates on current events? . . . a music lover . . . chorus girl in H. M. S. Pinafore . . .
Nothin’ Fishy About ‘Neptune’s Nepenthe’ March 14Athletes Capture Wrestling
KATHARINE E. GORDON General
Chippie . . . tall and dark . . . sophisticated . . . interested in dramatics . . . J. F. E. . . . A Cappella Choir . . . Student Council . • . Honor Roll regular . . . plays a mean piano . . . college ahead.
E. JANE GOURLEY
Janie . . . natural-curly hair . . . nice . . . Photography, Needlework, Tennis Clubs . . . Glee Club . . . hobbies— collecting memoirs, photography, and swimming . . . will attend Peirce Business School . . . “Oh, fudge!”
JOANN H. GRACEY
Jo . . . tiny miss . . . cute Campus Quiz . . . brainy . dancing . . . Student Council bus . . . Yearbook Staff . .
. . Abingtonian . . . won turkey on , . always on Honor Roll . . . loves . . Interims . . . never makes morning Oracle editor . . . college-bound.
JEANNE M. GRAFLY Commercial
“Drop dead!” . . . those corny expressions . . . knitting her passion . . . best known for her Springfield man . . . Etiquette Club . . . modeled in fashion show . . . future stenographer— then marriage.
NORMAN E. GREEN General
Pinky . . . outstanding varsity soccer goalie . . . basketball . . . Scientific, Hunting and Fishing, Dramatics, Gymnastics Clubs . . . likes sports, dancing, tall blondes . . . good dancer . . . will enter University of Pennsylvania.
FREDERICK S. GROSHENS General
Fritz . . . oh. those eyes . . . Erb’s star hurler on baseball nine . . . ambition—pro baseball . . . two-year varsity soccerite . . . favorite expression. “Aw, man” . . . next year—Perkiomen Prep.
JOHN C. HAIGH General
Jack ... a gay guy . . . J. V. fobtball and basketball . . . Hunting and Fishing. Sports Clubs . . . ambition—“to be an educated burn”
. . . quote—“Drop dead” . . . college next.
ELIZABETH F. HALDEMAN Commercial
Bette . . . peppy cheerleader . . . Variety, 'Dramatics% Glee Clubs ... A Cappella . . . PBX operator . . . Abingtonian. Yearbook typist . . . desires to be happy . . . plans for medical secretarial work . . . best known for her twin.
MARGARET A. HALDEMAN Commercial
Pegge . . . sophomore class secretary « . . Honor Roll . • . J. F. E. typist . . . Sketch Club . . . secretary of Needlework Club . . . Internos . . . keeps scrapbook on “things and stuff” . . . prefers job as private secretaryr . . . best known for “the other half.”
FRANCIS G. HALL
Flip . . . the Nose . . . has
“hello” for everyone . . . Dramatic. Craft and Sketch Clubs . . . Pinafore . . . fFaltz Dream . . . best known for piano playing and dancing ... art his chief interest . . . plans for commercial art career.
PHYLLIS HAMPP General
Phyll . . . queen of sports . . . hockey captain . . . Internos secretary . . . sophomore and junior Civic Attitude Award winner . . . Honor Roll . . . varsity basketball, softball, and hockey . . . ambition— gym teacher . . . plans for college.
FREDERICK E. HARRIS General
Freddy . . . music-minded lad . . . played tuba in the band for three years and string bass in the orchestra . . . Radio and Orchestra Clubs . . . hopes to be a successful lawyer . . . college next.Baseball, and Girls9 Swimming Crowns
MARY ANN HARRIS General
Came from Coronado, California, via Lower Merion . . . varsity
cheerleader . . . Eve in Brother Goose . . . likes people . . . swell personality . . . popular with hoys . . . pretty, too . . . Abingtonian and Yearbook staffs . . . always greets you with a “Hi” . . . next stop, Cornell.
MICHAEL HARTMAN Vocational
Mike . . . wrestler . . . interested in hunting and automobiles . . . hopes to enter Merchant Marine . . . blushes easily . . . will own a nightclub some day . . . loves to talk in class.
PAUL S. HARTZELL General
Dutch . . . expert varsity swimmer ... A Cappella . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . likes to clown and watch midget auto races . . . plans to come back for post-graduate work.
RACHEL M. HAY General
Rae . . . Abington’s pretty warbler . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella . . . Variety and Dramatic Clubs . . . Elizabethan Singers ... . M. S. Pinniore, Waltz Dream, AlCs Fair . . . WIBG radio program . . . varsity hockey . . . ambition—singer . . . music school next year . . . “Oh, my.
RICHARD B. HECHT General
Sketch Club . . . blocks for Abingtonian . . . Yearbook, Abingtonian, and Oracle art staffs . . . won Gimbel Scholastic Art Award in 45 and Merit of Honor in '46-’47 . . . will attend School of Industrial Art.
RICHARD A. HENRY Engineering
Dick . . . one of those rugged fellows . . . All-Suburban end on football team . . . Varsity wrestler . . . tosses the javelin for the track team . . . strictly a one-girl man . . . headed for University of Pennsylvania.
ELAINE H. HEROLD General
Shorty . . . tall, blonde lass . . . “Hi! . . . clever art work . . . toots alto horn for band . . . loves to draw, knit, or go horseback riding . . . Yearbook . . . C. S. P. A. . . . that giggle! ... art school next stop.
JOHN W. HEYMAN General
Johnnie . . . bass in A Cappella Choir ... . M. S. Pinafore . . . Etiquette, Radio and Code, Abingtonian, and Glee Clubs . . . cheerleader . . . Waltz Dream . . . always with Rose . . . likes to sing . . . ambition—to own a ranch . . . plans to go into business.
DOLORES E. HILTEBEITEL General
Dee . . . member of Sports, Etiquette, and Needlework Clubs . . . cheerful . . . likes cooking and sports—boys, too . . . “That’s for sure” . . . future telephone operator.
SUZANNE HIRSCH General
Sue . . . Student Council . . . cheerleader . . . Dora in senior play . . . Abingtonian . . . Internos . . . chairman of Student Council Dance . . . loves to dance . . . million dollar smile . . . speedy talker . . . Cover Girl . . . headed Christ Home drive . . . Yearbook . . . college next.
CARL W. HOLDERER General
Sleepy . . . Student Council when a soph . . . played J. V. football and basketball . . . likes math . . . Football and Sports Clubs . . . plans include work, maybe night school . . . ambition—to play basketball.
ROBERT C. HOOSE General
Bob . . . always absent on Mondays . . . J. V. football and wrestling . . . Football Club . . . very' much interested in Great Dane breeding and training . . . aims to be an engineer . . . college next.Mike Liuzzi Chosen Chief Executive for Senior Year
MARY LOUISE HOOVER General
Mike . . . durk-haired half pint . . . service desk . . . candy table . . . fashion shows . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella . . . likes to keep memory hook . . . Etiquette Club officer . . . recruit for Hahnemann Hospital nursing school.
B. JUNE HOUPT General
Quiet gal with that friendly smile . . . Abingtonian typist . . . girls envy those natural curls . . . Library and Tennis Clubs . . . never seen without Barbara . . . will be someone’s stenographer ... a good one, too!
MARGARET C. HOWLEY General
Peg . . . that lilting laughter . . . Art and Typing Clubs . . . interest—art . . . won honorable mention for tree pastel . . . painted dance and play scenery . . . ambition—interior decorator or fashion designer.
JAMES A. HUGHES, JR. Scientific
Jim . . . everybody’s pal . . . that Pepsodent smile . . . Yearbook Editorial Board . . . Abingtonian news editor . . . Student Council . . . soph homeroom prexy . . . “Holy schmoe!” . . . photography fiend . . . desires big business career . . . plans include University of Pennsylvania.
ELIZABETH A. HUNSBERGER Scientific
Libby . . . pretty strawberry blonde . . . hockey and swimming teams . . . remember her totin’ Abie and Toni? . . . played lead in AlTs Fair . . . horse-lover . . . sings a nice soprano . . . conscientious student . . . future dietitian . . . “Hi there!’’
DAVID E. KAISER General
Dave . . . quiet . . . transferred from Louisville, Kentucky . . . cross-country and track teams . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . Debate and Forum Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . going to Temple next year.
ADELE R. KALEN General
Dolly . . . snappy drum majorette . . . senior giggle-box . . . muscle builder . . . interested in sports and nursing . . . brown eyes, but definitely . . . Abingtonian typist . . . “Thought I’d die!’’ . . . college or work next year.
HENRY S. KARBACH Engineering
Hank . . . handsome quarterback on varsity football eleven . . . J. V. basketball . . . likes almost any sport . . . engineering future ahead of him . . . college plans center around Harvard.
JANET D. KAUFMANN General
Jan . . . cute . . . seen at Service Desk . . . president of Etiquette Club in junior year . . . wrote and modeled for fashion shows . . . future dress designer . . . fashion school . . . then marriage.
LAWRENCE A. KELLER Engineering
Larry . . . alias Yo . . .’ held down second base in junior and senior years . . . rather shy . . . very popular . . . treasurer of class for two years . . . Yearbook . . . Student Council treasurer . . . J. F. E. . . . band . . . takes pictures on the side . . . hunts and fishes . . . college next.
LOUIS J. KERN Vocational
Joe . . . attended North Catholic High School ... on cross-country team . . . Sports Club . . . can be found wherever there is a dance . . . aims to learn machinist trade.
ROSE MARIE KESSLER Commercial
Rosie . . . petite brunette . . . Johnnie’s gal . . . home room officer . . . Honor Roll in soph year . . . Etiquette Club . . . fashion show . . . wants to go west and raise horses . . . “Christmas!” . . . future secretary.C. ROBERT KIESLING General
Bob . . . man of few words . . . varsity golf star . . . Honor Roll as junior . . . collects stamps and coins . . . wants to be big business man . . . next year, college.
GRACE D. KIRSCHNER General
Grade ... “I don’t know! . . . qiftet brunette . . . Tennis Club . . . Latin Club treasurer in junior year . . . wants to be nurse or housewife . . . interests—needlework, rollerskating . . . Oracle staff . . . nursing school next.
E. SUZANNE KLOS General
Sue . . . always late . . . secretary of Etiquette Club in junior year . , . interest—a certain blonde . . . future kindergarten teacher . . . plans college.
PHYLLIS M. LAMONT Classical
Phyl . . . stately brunette . . . dependable . . . Student Council . . . Glee Club . . . golfing enthusiast . . . “Thanking you muchly” . . . collects records . . . plans for college and career as guidance counsellor.
JAMES P. LANG Vocational
Jim . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . good with a gun . . . loves to go chasing fires . . . interested in sports . . . plans to work for printing firm.
NOEL W. LANING Vocational
Student Council in junior year . . . won letter in baseball . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . Yearbook . . . hails from Roslyn . . . interested in a girl from Upper Darby . . . favorite expression, “You Cook” . . . aims for a technical school.
ELSIE M. LASSITER Classical
Dolly . . . lead in Pure as the Driven Snow . . . Internos . . . Dramatic Club . . . Glee Club . . . headed for Temple . . . kid sister in senior play . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . full of pep . . . heard saying, “Gad!
CATHERINE E. LEE General
Cathie . . . Alumni-in-Service Club . . . Oh, that red hair! . . . Knitting Club . . . Etiquette Club . . . ambitious to be someone’s loving bride . . . chief interest—Bill . . . “For goodness’ sakes!”
DESIREE E. LEMAL Commercial
Dee . . . Glee Club . . . Photography Club ... a whiz with a violin . . . Abingtonian Club . . . future secretary . . . “Horsefeathers!” . . . good-natured . . . Sketch and Craft Club . . . draws, too.
HELEN E. LEOPOLD Classical
Twice winner of Civic Attitude Award . . . swimming . . . senior secretary . . . Oracle . . . J. F. E. . . . head Drum Majorette . . . Yearbook . . . orchestra . . . president of Sketch and Craft Club . . . plans for college . . . chairman of Assembly Program Committee . . . chairman of Latin Club
Dance . . . Honor Roll.
M. JANE LILLEY General
A Cappella Choir . . . co-editor of Abingtonian . . . Oracle . . .
Photography Club . . . Glee Club . . . will enter college . . . future
accountant . . . hobby—music . . . lots of fun . . . Yearbook
Editorial Board . . . assistant Oracle editor . . . C. S. P. A. . . .
senior play coach.
ROBERT E. LINCK Engineering
Bob . . . now here’s a boy with loads of brains . . . violinist in orchestra . . . Temple Math Tournament . . . hobbies— photography and mineralogy . . . Lehigh bound.
‘Dear Ruth9, a Smash Hit, December 5 and 6, 947Sue Hirsch Crowned ‘Cover Girl’ February 6, ’48
JANE M. LINDFORS Genera!
Pooky . . . cute dimples . . . basketball manager . . . loves Ocean City . . . known for shock of Jdonde hair . . . hockey varsity . . . Junior Prom Ticket Committee . . . “Now!” . . . plans for college.
JO ANN LISSFELT Scientific
Jo . . . tall brunette . . . varsity softball . . . pood math student . . . Pure as the Driven Snow . . . Dramatic, Photop-raphy. Etiquette, Glee Clubs . . . collepe next.
MICHAEL LIUZZI, JR. Engineering
Mike . . . senior class president . . . Student Council vice-prexy . . . football headliner . . . Civic Attitude Award . . . Honor Roll . . . C. S. P. A. . . . P. A. C. . . . Glee Club . . . J. F. E. editor . . . radio star on Jacob Reed's sports program . . . tikes sketching . . . assistant editor of Yearbook . . . plans to study architecture at Michigan.
FRANCES E. LOCHER General
Frannie . . . Student Council . . . Honor Roll . . . Yearbook . . . Abingtonian . . . Internos president . . . Photography Club Vice-president ... A Cappella Choir . . . hobby— music . . . plans collepe . . . lead in Dear Ruth . . . senior Civic Attitude Award . . . C. S. P. A.
BARBARA A. LOWER Classical
Babs . . . Oracle . . . Yearbook literary staff . . . Honor Roll . . . Sketch and Craft Club secretary . . . decorations chairman for Latin Club . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . hobbies— reading, painting, music . . . Swarthmore next ... art career . . . favorite expression, “Where's Rita?”
DOLQRES O. LUCENTE Classical
Dolly . . . Honor Roll . . . Oracle . . . J. F. E. . . . ff ultz Dream ... A Cappella Choir . . . Glee Club . . . Latin Club president . . . witty . . . Internos . . . Yearbook . . . assembly pianist . . . collepe first, then music teaching career.
WALTER L. MacGREGOR General
Mac ... oh, that red cowboy shirt! . . . Student Council . . . football . . . J. F. E. . . . swimming. Photography, Automobile Clubs . . . main interest—girls . . . wants to be coach . . . favorite expression—“Why, sure!”
ALEXANDER MAITLAND. Ill General
Alex . . . J. F. E. sports editor . . . Yearbook . . . four year varsity wrestler . . . Pure as the Driven Snou . . . Dear Ruth ... A Cappella Choir and Glee Club . . . noted for Crosley . . . next step—medicine.
JOHN I. MANDLER Engineering
Jack . . . always laughing . . . except just after his Abingtonian articles come out . . . Yearbook . . . J. F. E. . . . name adorned Honor Roll regularly . . . avid sport fan . . . Glee Club . . . plans call for college . . . may be sawbones . . . Dear Ruth . . . C. S. P. A. conference.
JOHN MARINO General
Cortez . . . well-liked . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . plans to visit Italy next year . . . hobby—dogs . . . interests— Yankees and Joe DiMaggio . . . future plans undecided— depends on Uncle Sam.
MERRITT M. MARTIN General
Brud . . . popular redhead . . . sang in . M. S. Pinafore and Waltz Dream . . . first violin in orchestra . . . head drum major in senior year ... A Cappella and Elizabethan Singers . . . contemplates a degree in music.
W. BRADLEY MARTIN, JR. General
Brad . . . short, mighty mite . . . tooted trumpet in band and orchestra . . . constant Orchestra Club member . . . likes to model airplanes . . . plans career in aviation . . . college rates high for next year.
64Student Council Host to P.S.S.C. A. February 18
PHYLLIS A. MASSINO Classical
Pam . . . softball manager . . . Abingtonian staff . . . librarian assistant . . . loves horseback riding . . . plans for Ursinus College . . . ‘‘What did you say? . . . Honor Roll . . . Oracle staff . . . cheerleading,
ANNA E. MATTHEWS Scientific
Witty and full of fun . . . breezes through everything . . . varsity hockey, basketball, and softball . . . Internos . . . Yearbook . , . clever artist . . . always supervising dance decorations . . . Abingtonian . . . Oracle . . . those jokes! . . , heads hockey bus glee club . . . college, then commercial art.
JOHN McCANDLESS General
Mac . . . Rifle and Hunting and Fishing Clubs . . . dark, wavy hair . . . always takes advantage of hunting season . . . plans to travel next year . . . hopes to enlist . . . “Huh?”
JOAN A. McCONNELL General
Jam . . . favorite pastimes—reading, swimming, and riding ... on properties committees for plays . . . best known for nice clothes . . . Photography and Dramatic Clubs . . . want? to be a missionary . . . favorite expression, “Oh. ham!”
THOMAS C. McMEEKIN General
Hunting and Fishing Club, Current Events Club member . . . hobby—collecting coins . . . next year—Army or course in textile engineering at college.
BETTY F. MEURER General
Betts . . . cheerful blonde . . . always willing to lend helping hand ... A Cappella Choir . . . Etiquette and Knitting Clubs . . . Abingtonian typist . . . switchboard operator . . . business career ahead . . . ambition—to be a good secretary . . . “Be good.”
DORIS R. MILLER General
Miss Prim . . . Student Council as sophomore . . . Honor Roll . . . Internos . . . proud of that twin . . . likes swimming, dancing, and ice skating . . . Yearbook . . . ambition—to be a good secretary . . . always dreaming up ideas.
JOHN J. MILLER Engineering
. .... sports enthusiast . . . candidate for baseball team . . . Jay Vee letter in sophomore year . . . Baseball and Etiquette Clubs . . . has the urge to travel . . . there’s a college in his future.
JOHN W. MILLER Vocational
Jack . . . everybody’s friend . . . one of Mr. Cole’s handsome boys . . . president of Stage Craft Club . . . carries gun in color guard . . . main interests—swimming, bowling, horses . . . ambition— military career . . . best known for his twin sister . . . “You think so?”
WILLIAM C. MILLER Engineering
Bill . . . shy and quiet . . . one of the engineers . . . Hunting and Fishing, Photography, and Table Tennis Clubs . . . interested in photography . . . college coming up next.
MIRIAM F. MILLERSHIP General
Mim . . . peppy little blonde . . . friendly . . . extra special cheerleader . . . “Now really” . . . president of Sewing Club . . . that sharp convertible . . . collects friendship rings . . . always with Alice . . . College, maybe.
FRED G; MORELAND Commercial
Bumps ... oh, those eyes! . . . Orchestra Club . . . faithful tooter in band and orchestra three years . . . main interest— aeronautics and music . . . aims for business or service career . . . known for corny jokes.Abington Launches Stadium Campaign February 19
JOHN C. MORRISON Engineering
Johnny . . . all-around pood guy . . . whiz on auto engines . . . hopes to own jalopy shop some day . . . college first, though . . . “Holy Smokes.”
MARTHA G. MOSLER General
Marcie . . . sportsminded gym major . . . full of fun . . . secretary of Sports Club as sof h . . . vice-president of Tennis Club . . . varsity softball for two years . . . nuts over tennis . . . plays a good game, too . . . “You’re a good kid” . . . college, then teaching . . . basketball guard.
RALPH W. MUELLER General
Student Council in sophomore year . . . J. V. football, basketball, and baseball . . . another Emerson? . . . likes girls . . . hopes to become a principal . . . college first.
FLORENCE R. MUNDY General
Florenzo . . . three years in Dramatic Club . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . loves to roller skate and plav tennis . . . best known for silly remarks . . . college, then career as undertaker.
JACQUELINE W. MURRAY General
Jacque . , . humorous member of varsity swimming team . . . cheerful .. . good-natured . . . favorite interest—blonde college student named Artie . . . college next year for technician’s course.
RICHARD C. MURRAY General
Flash . . . varsity trackman . . . J. F. E. . . . second place in Penn relays . . . interested in hunting, fishing, and trapping , , , pet expression—“Oh, my achin’ back” . . . future forester.
ALBERT NEAVIL Vocational
Pop . . . J. V. baseball as soph . . . varsity football . . . (what would the football team do without his sacrifices?) . . . ambition— play boy . . . Marines next year . . . “What say, baby?”
RICHARD J. NOONAN Vocational
Dick . . . varsity football and baseball . . . interested in sports and girls . . . ambition—get rich . . . plans for college next year . . . “What’ch say, baby?”
ROBERT G. O’BRIEN Engineering
Obie . . . shy guy . . . played clarinet in band and orchestra . . . Sports and Orchestra Clubs . . . intends to be an engineer . . . college next fall.
EDWARD C. O’HARA Vocational
Ed . . . All-Scholastic wing on soccer team . . . Table Tennis Club . . . interested in auto racing . . . ladies’ man . . . plans to visit California ... a good fellow.
VIRGINIA OUTTERBRIDGE General
Shorty ... a little girl with a big voice ... A Cappella Choir . . . Chanters . . . sang in Gala Night . . . soloist in Christmas program and at P.-T. A. Conference . . . plans for a singing career.
RICHARD W. PAINTER Scientific
Dick . . . Student Council . . . Honor Roll student . . . Abingtonian . . . Mock Congress . . . KYW forums . . . Student Council conferences . . . chairman of the famous Heifer project . . . prosecuting attorney aspirations.Applause Greets ‘Gala Night9 March 5 and 6
GLORIA R. PAPALE Commercial
Glo . . . pretty, serene, dark-haired girl . . . Abingtonian typist and advertising representative . . . librarian . . . typist for Mrs. Wyatt . . . CSPA Convention, Drexel and New York . . . Etiquette, Needlework, Library Clubs . . . candy girl . . . always busy . . . always with Nat . . . ambition—own a business.
M. JUNE PEOPLES General
Janie ... oh! those curly locks ... A Cappelb Choir . . . Sports. Knitting, and Glee Clubs . . . always in a hurry, especially lunch time . . . hobbies—roller skating. Hying model airplanes, Heppe . . . next year, work . . . “For Corn’s sake!”
JOSEPH A. PERRY Vocational
Joe . . . print shop boy . . . interested in traveling, especially the South, next year . . . mayl e you'll buy at his grocery store some day.
MARK E. PHINNEY General
Happy-go-lucky lad . . . J. V. and varsity soccer . . . Chess and Table Tennis Clubs . . . whiz at farming (flirting, too)
. . . ambition—own a car . . . future farmer . . . “Holy Cow!”
AUDREY D. PINKETT General
Audie . . . quiet . . . Sewing and Etiquette Clubs . . . hobby— collecting pictures of other countries . . . wants to travel . . . favorite expression—“Wat’cha say?”
JOSEPH PLUSCHT General
Joe . . . J. V. basketball . . . Radio Club . . . secretary of Blue Print Club . . . drummer in band three years . . . interested in mechanical drawing or dance band drumming . .. “Hey! yo yo.”
JAMES D. PRATT Scientific
Jim . . . shy and cute ... a regular guy . . . plays a smooth trumpet . . . band and orchestra . . . radio bug . . . varsity soccer . . . future college man, then electrical engineer.
MARGARET E. RANSFORI) General
Margie . . . cute . . . Sports and Needlework Clubs . . . main interest—boys . . . best known for giggling, getting into trouble, and alibis . . . ambition—secretary, then housewife . . . “Guess what!” . . . president of Girls’ Etiquette Club . . . librarian two years.
JAMES R. REGAN Engineering
Jim . . . one of those quiet and unassuming boys . . . good student . . . best known among the fellows for his quick humor and that ’36 Ford coupe . . . camera fan . . . college aspirant.
JANE L. REIGART General
Student Council secretary . . . Glee Club . . . Tschaikowsky of Abington . . . Internos . . . known for her fast talking . . . varsity swimming and hockey . . . assembly pianist . . . always on the go . . . college next.
MORRIS G. REIGART General
Marty . . . Student Council . . . full of humor . . . everyone’s friend . . . homeroom president for three years . . . varsity football . . . Chess Club . . . likes wrestling . . . next stop, college.
JEAN K. RIEMENSCHNEIDER General
Rlondie . . . homeroom secretary for three years . . . swift player for basketball team . . . band in sophomore year . . . Internos . . . Abingtonian typist . . . hobby—Jimmie . . . giggles . . . blonde hair . . . “Oh, fudge” . . . wants to travel . . . headed for modeling school.Music Festival Inaugurated May 7 and 8
JOHN E. ROATCH Scientific
Best known as one of Naval Base boys from Willow Grove . . . likes building models . . . Radio and Code Club . . . Photography Club . . . Student Council in sophomore year . . . aims to work in aviation.
MARY J. ROBERTS Classical
Quiet gal . . . co-editor of Abingtonian . . . library assistant . . . Yearbook . . . won prize in Cicero Oratory . . . “Oh, honestly!” . . . likes to knit . . . ambitious to be a nurse . . . will make a good one.
PHILLIP R. ROBERTS General
Phil . . . short . . . good-natured . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . interested in farming . . . remembered for catching biggest fish at Coach Snodgrass's camp.
LOIS J. ROBINSON General
Robbie . . . Student Council in sophomore and junior year . . . cute, blonde captain of varsity swimming team . , . Pure As the Driven Snow . . . popular cheerleader . . . Intemos . . . principal interest—Princeton . . . Yearbook Editorial Board . . . future home economics teacher.
BARBARA A. ROSENBERGER General
Cute Student Council member . . . sophomore homeroom president . . . junior homeroom secretary . . . loyla Abingtonian typist . . . Tennis Club . . . plans stenographic career after business college . . . favorite expression—“No kidding.”
BRANTLY RUDISILL Scientific
Brud . . . attended Mock Congress . . . president of Photography Club in junior year . . . cross-country harrier . . . Abingtonian sports writer . . . noted for snapshots of games . . . Yearbook Editorial Board . . . likes to whistle.
MARILYN J. SANDERS Classical
Jimmie . . . haunts Honor Roll . . . Abingtonian co-editor . . . Oracle . . . Yearbook Editorial Board . . . C. S. P. A. conference . . . A Cappella Choir . . . faithful library assistant . . . Gala Night publicity . . . future dental hygienist . . . college next . . . “Jumpin’ geeps.”
M. ELIZABETH SAUNDERS Commercial
Betty . . . homeroom secretary as sophomore . . . remember that high-pitched voice? . . . hobbies—piano and her pen pals , . . Glee Club . . . music school next.
CARMEN A. SCALFARO Vocational
Joe . . . always with a girl . . . enjoys sports, mainly baseball . . . J. V. baseball in sophomore year . . . one of Mr. Wortman’s able shop boys . . . wants to become a printer—will start next year.
PAUL R. SCAMUFFO Engineering
Handsome . . . black, curly hair . . . played J. V. basketball and baseball . . . most interested in girls and sports . . . wants to go to college and become an engineer.
GERTRUDE C. SCHMIDT General
Bunny . . . varsity softball for two years . . . plays alto horn . . . girl of a few thousand words . . . loves horseback riding . . . Camera, Knitting, and Sports Clubs . . . never a dull moment . . . possible nurse or medical technician.
RICHARD C. SCHROEDER Genera!
Dick . . . easy-going, all 6'3" of him . . . ambitious about gas airplane models . . . known for lankiness and ready grin . . . next year—Merchant Marines, then business.NANCY A. SCHWARZ General
Cute green-eyed blonde . . . Needlework and Etiquette Clubs . . . quiet . . . plays alto horn in band . . . often seen with Marcie . . . she’s just wild about Harry! . . . clever with knitting needles.
WILLIAM A. SCHWEIGHOFER Vocational
Wheelbarrow . . . likes to tinker . . . Hunting and Fishing Club . . . interested in automobiles . f . known for obi jalopy . . . hopes to become a machinist.
KATHARINE L. SHIELDS General
Kitty Lou . . . well-liked, cute and witty . . . Student Council . . . swimming and tennis . . . Dramatic Club . . . Pure as the
Driven Snow . . . J. F. E. . . . “Don’t wanta hear about it!”
. . . likes peanut butter crackers and Jack . . . plans for college.
PRISCILLA E. SHOOK General
Pris . . . sounded off on drum in sophomore year . . . loves
to laugh and often does . . . Sketch and Craft Club . . .
interested in art . . . sings in Glee Club and A Cappella Choir . . . college ahead.
L. JEAN SHRIVER General
Dimples . . . Glee Club and A Cappella Choir . . . Sports Club
. . . always smiling . . . dark, curly hair . . . can she tickle those
ivories . , . “Oh, gee, I don’t know!”
JUDY D. SMITH General
Judy . . . outstanding swimmer three years . . . swimming captain in senior year . . . Student Council . . . tall blonde . . . president of Etiquette Club in junior year . . . main interest—Bill.
MARION E. SMITH General
Smitty . . . tall attractive blonde . . . Student Council in junior year . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . Dramatic, Knitting, and Abingtonian Clubs . . . J. F. E. . . . ambition—good secretary . . . “Revoltin' development!”
ROBERT H. SMITH General
Smitty . , . good trumpeter in band . . . Waltz Dream . . .
served term in Navy . . . bass in A Cappella Choir and
Elizabethans . . . hobby—photography . . . Glee Club . . . ambition—music director: will attend teachers’ college to study music.
SIDNEY S. SMITH General
Smitty . . . vice-president of sophomore homeroom . . . junior homeroom treasurer . . . Etiquette, Hunting and Fishing, and Rifle Cubs . . . spends leisure hours modeling airplanes and engines . . . “Name it and you can have it.”
JOHN M. SNIVELY General
Snipe . . . who’ll ever forget this mighty mite? . . . thr e years of varsity wrestling ... 95 lb. District I Champion ’47 and ’48 . . . Student Council in junior year . . . spoke on Jacob Reed Sport Show . . . wants to grow to 5 ft. 10 inches, believe it or not.
DOLORES SOBOLESKI Commercial
Del . . . those blue eyes . . . likes to shoot . . . easy to get along with . . . collects stamps . . . Sports and Rifle Clubs . . . hopes to be someone’s secretary.
HERMAN J. SOHNS, III Vocational
Sacky . . . trombonist in band and the orchestra . . . likes sports . . . one of machine shop boys . . . J. V. baseball in sophomore year . . . plans to serve apprenticeship for tool maker.
Under Direction of H. R. CasselberryMay 21—Senior Prom Starts Final Festivities
DOROTHY E. SUTCH General
Dotty . . . cute blonde . . . Pinafore . . . Student Council . . . varsity swimming . . . Glee Club ... A Cappella Choir . . . Internos . . . hockey . . . Oh!, those dimples . . . future dental hygienist . . . next year—U. of P.
LOLA M. SUTTON General
Lulu . . . quiet . . . attended Southampton High School in sophomore year . . . Sewing, Library, Sports, Rifle, and Dancing Clubs . . . hobbies—collecting pennies, reading novels, and swimming . . . ambition—travel . . . best known for laugh . . . future stenographer.
WILLIAM F. SUTTON, III Classical
Bill . . . Honor Roll . . . Pinafore . . . Waltz Dream . . . crosscountry star . . . Dramatic Club . . . KYW Forum ... A Cappella . . . Elizabethans . . . Midsummer Night's Dream . . . loves to argue . . . college next.
KENNETH P. THOMAN Vocational
Toby . . . varsity letter wrestler . . . drummer boy . . . likes to tear clocks apart . . . usually seen driving a ’35 Chevrolet . . . suburban wrestling champ . . . aims to become a printer.
DAVID J. THOMPSON, JR. General
Dave . . . played third base for the Ghost J. V.’s . . . Student Council in senior year . . . likes to work with anything mechanical . . . school magician . . . college next year.
ARTHUR L. TIDWELL Vocational
Art . . . good dresser . . . Auto Club . . . arranges scenery for plays . . . interested in girls . . . ambition—cabinet maker . . . wants to work at Budd’s next year.
RUSSELL K. TREDINNICK General
Russ . . . quiet fellow . . . everybody’s friend . . . willing to do anything for anyone . . . shortstop of baseball team ... in love with sports . . . plans for college.
JOHN M. TRIPLETT General
Trip . . . sports king . . . State 100-yard dash champ . . . class A. A. representative for three years . . . varsity footbail, basketball, track . . . likes swing music . . . aims to be a coach . . . college looms ahead.
CORNELIUS G. SOTA
Connie ... oh, that corn . . . Etiquette and Radio Clubs . . . favorite expression—“slick chick” . . . hobbies—radio and push-mobiles . . . plans to join Navy.
JOHN H. STAHL General
Jack . . . varsity football in senior year . . . sang in Pinafore . . . attended mock convention at Temple . . . what a tennis player! . . . likes woodwork and sports . . . wants to be a teacher and football coach . . . college next.
THEODORE K. STEIN Vocational
Mighty Mouse . . . what a build! . . . varsity letters in wrestling, football, and track . . . Student Council . . . always tinkering with the ’32 Chevrolet . . . eye for the women . . . future printer . . . heading for Merchant Marine or Marines.
ARTHUR J. STELTZER Scientific
Art . . . transfer from Hatboro . . . bass in A Cappella Choir and Elizabethans . . . Bible, Chess, and Checker Clubs trombone, favorite hobby . . . ambition—plans next year for college.THELMA R. TURN Commercial
Shy, quiet blonde . . . “Holy Cow!” . . . president of Abingtonian Distribution Club . . . music is her hobby . . . plays alto horn in band . . . cook extraordinary . . . future career girl.
WILLIAM E. VAN BUSKIRK Vocational
Bill ... the boy with the questions . . . Edison of electric shop . . . interested in girls . . . plans to work for Bell Telephone . . . likes to travel . . . Automobile Club . . . future electrician.
LEONARD S. VAN GAASBEEK Scientific
Lenny . . . six-footer . . . came from Medford, Massachusetts, in sophomore year ... swimming team two years . . . J. V. basketball as a soph . . . stage manager . . . main interests—Carol and guns . . . Rifle Club . . . college next.
DORIS C. VINCENT Commercial
Dotty . . . dark and pretty . . . Jerry loves those sparkling eyes . . . terrific typist . . . those corny jokes she can never remember! . . . future X-ray technician at Jefferson Hospital . . . greets you with “Hullo there!”
INGE E. VOGEL General
Inky . . . good-natured blonde . . . J. V. basketball in sophomore year . . . Dramatic and Needlework Clubs ... A Cappella Choir for three years . . . Elizabethan Singers . . . hobby—playing the piano . . . wants to travel.
JANET D. VOLPE Commercial
Dimples . . . never on time . . . J. V. basketball . . . Table Tennis Club . . . typed morning announcements . . . likes to bowl . . . interested in music or becoming a secretary . . . office work next year . . . secretary of Abingtonian distribution.
EDGAR N. W ALLACE Vocational
Windy . . . machine shop boy ... in Naval Reserve . . . usually seen standing in the hall . . . interested in flying . . . the boy that loves to shout . . . Navy, here he comes!
CATHERINE E. WARDNER General
Cay . . . sparkling smile . . . J. V. hockey . . . Abingtonian . . . known for her cast . . . Internos . . . Chanters . . . secretary of Knitting Club . . . ambition—airline hostess . . . college next on her agenda.
CAROLYN M. WASSMANN General
Peanut . . . peppy brunette . . . varsity swimming ... A Cappella Choir, orchestra, band, Elizabethans ... . M. S. Pinafore . . . what a laugh! . . . wants to study music next year . . . “Bologna” . . . hobbies—men and eating . . . future accompanist. '
PHILLIP H. WHITCOMB General
Whit . . . likes languages and airplane models . . . treasurer of Latin Club as junior . . . Oracle . . . good Latin translater . . . plans to become fashion illustrator . . . next stop— Philadelphia School of Industrial Art.
RUTH A. W IECHARDT General
Ruthie . . . snazzy looking blonde . . . center half on hockey team . . . Abingtonian . . « Yearbook . . . Glee Club and A Cappella . . . main interests—art, clothes, and Ocean City . . . sharp dresser . . . always with Nancy . . . college, here she comes.
LILLIAN WINSTEAD General
Squeaks . . . known for shyness . . . Leathercraft and Sewing Clubs . . . interested in vocal music . . . hopes to become a typist . . . next year—business school.
June 6—Vesper Service Inspires GraduatesSeniors Say Au Revoir to Alma Mater June 11.
WILLIAM W. WOOD General
Woody . . .'those Buicks ... . M. S. Pinafore ... A Cappella Choir . . . impetuous lieutenant in Dear Ruth . . . livens up morning bus ride . . . girls his hobby . . . next year—Penn State.
ROBERT J. YAHLE General
Bob . . . J. V. wrestling team . . . bobbies—chemistry and girls . . . ambition—chemistry . . . likes sports . . . favorite expression—“You don't say” . . . may go to college next year.
DELORES E. YOUNG General
Dee . . . good-natured . . . Intemos . . . varsity swimming . . . two years on Student Council . . . Lower Merion takes up much of her time . . . Honor Roll . . . hockey . . . gym major . . . Abingtonian.
JANET E. YOUNG General
Liz . . . known for her soprano voice and strawberry blonde hair . . . “Holy Cow!” . . . came from Coughlin High in Wilkes-Barre as a junior . . . Waltz Dream ... A Cappella Choir . . . Glee Club . . . music lover . . . future nurse.
ALICE E. ZEBLEY Commercial
Zeb . . . attractive and likable blonde . . . Honor Roll . . . secretary of junior class . . . president of Sewing Club . . . Dramatic, Needlework Clubs . . . Intemos . . . out for sports . . . main interest—Frank . . . anticipates marriage . . . “Fiddlesticks!”
RAYMOND C. ZIMMERMAN Vocational
Zim . . . girls like his blonde locks . . . one of Mr. Wortman's printers . . . full of fun . . . interested in automobiles . . . plans to be salesman . . . prefers Curtis Publishing Company.
The following students, after serving in the Armed Forces, completed their high school course and received diplomas in June, 1948.
JOSEPH BEHAN Vocational
Joe . . . played Jay Vee football . . . print shop boy . . . served in Navy two years . . . stationed in Philippines for one . . . served on LCT in Pacific . . . Electrician 3 c.
WALTER J. EVANS General
Walt . . . came to AHS from Germantown . . . entered Air Corps in April, 1944 . . . did specialized work in Arizona . . . now a S Sgt at Lackland Air Base. San Antonio, Texas . . . took special electrical course.
ALMA JEAN GARRISON General
Gary . . . good-natured . . . Oracle . . . Patience . . . Glee Club . . . A Cappella Choir . . . likes to dance ... a former WAC . . . ambition—future beauty shop operator.
WILLIAM D. O’BOYLE Engineering
Bill . . . president of sophomore and junior classes of ’45-’46 . . . star second baseman on baseball team for two years . . . varsity football . . . two Civic Attitude awards . . . P. F. C. in Army . . . served in Italy . . . loves sports.
EDWARD PILGREN General
Ed . . . varsity wrestler . . . co-captain in ’42 and ’43 . . . Navy... Seaman l c...saw action in Atlantic and Pacific.
CHARLES SOTA General
Charlie . . . interested in radio and stamp collecting ... six
months in Motor Mechanics course at Fort Sill . . . stationed also at Fort Meade and Fort Knox . . . plans to study medicine at Michigan.
ARCHIE WELDON ADAMS General
RICHARD DAVIES General
THEODORE H. FREAS General
As we close the last pages of our textbooks, Abington stands on the threshold of becoming athletically the finest equipped senior high school in the Philadelphia area. The whine of truck engines, the shouts of busy workers, and the steady roar of giant bulldozers, cutting, pushing, and grading herald the beginning of the actual construction by the School Board of the long awaited eight-acre athletic field.
Long deprived of adequate facilities, many of Abington’s athletic teams have competed under the handicap of an undersized field or were forced out of existence altogether by lack of any field at all. Abington’s future teams, however, will have the advantage of a full-sized, regulation football gridiron, quarter-mile track, soccer and hockey fields, baseball and softball diamonds, and tennis courts.
Upon this triple-terraced athletes’ paradise provided for by the township School Board, the Abington Township Association plans to erect an ultramodern, 12,000-seat stadium as a living memorial to the township’s men and women who sacrificed their lives upon the altar of freedom. Construction of this field and stadium is as great a forward step as that from the old dark, cramped basement gymnasium to the magnificent brick and concrete edifice which is now the envy of all visiting students.
We wish to express our gratitude to the School Board, to the township’s many influential citizens who have spent much time and effort for this wonderful project, and to all the other generous people whose contributions, large and small, will make this great dream a reality.
Football Coach Elmer Carroll, Superintendent Raymond H. White, and Principal E. B. Gernert Inspect Model for New Athletic Fields.
f »» ««»» Virgil’s Girls Libby, Jane, and Kuthie Pep Promoters Check Your Oil? Pbyllis, Dotty, Libby, and Lois Captain and Coach Spenc --Honorary Membei
Off to Radnor Game Caught in the Halls Mike and Fran Brain Food for Frans My Her f!
You Can’t Keep ’Km Down Ray, Ahington!
Dot and Phyl—To Say Nothing of Bill!
The DeShields, Neavil, Noonan combination Sunkist Zeb at the keys
Theater-going twosome Danger! Carol at Work
Hammond Hepcats Five in a Ford
Kitty and Delores Sitting Pretty Alex Scowls The Pause That Refreshes Jim and His Harem
Practice Teacher Dizzy Duet Betty DeCoursey,
Just Plain Bill There’s Jean. Where’s Jim? Rose and JohnnyJunior Officers and Sponsors
Standing—West, DeTrent, Weber. Sitting—Furniss, Mrs. Powell, Woodruff, Hedner, Tiley.
Louise Robinson, Lilian Cooper, Marilouise Rohrbach, Jean Seiferhelt, Ann Riemenschneider, Nancy Branin, Barbara Garypie.
A. A. Representative—Sam DeT rent
Sponsors—J. S. Furniss, Mrs. Edna S. Powell, J. S. WoodruffSophomore Officers and Sponsors
Standing—B rod hap. P. T. Gantt, M. B. Mes-singer, Harry Martin, Laurence Donahue.
Seated—Miss Milne, Rathgeb, Russell.
President—Philip Rathgeb Vice-president — Laurence Donahue Secretary—Charlotte Russell Treasurer—Harry Martin A. A. Representative—William Brodhag Sponsors—I'. T. Gantt, M. B. Messinger, Miss Edith M. Milne
Senior Hopes Become Reality for Soph Athletes Bill Brodhag, Craig Ream, Boh Dicker, Connie Garvin.Presenting the SophomoresUnderclassmen Join Choral Group Lowerclassmen Enjoy Lunch,' Too Swell Grappling Squad
Bill Carter Takes Off
Zimmerman and Conti Work Out
Sophs Study Hard in Class
Joy Savoy, Struts Her Stuff
Boys Find Workshop Interesting♦
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Phone: Cheltenham 8704 Telephone: Pilgrim 5-3331
BETTY’S BEAUTY SALON
Beauty Culture in All its Branches 7992 Oxford Avenue Elizabeth Harth Fox Chase, Phila.
R. L. STOTT PETROL FUEL OILS DELCO OIL BURNERS Sales and Service
ROCKLEDGE and ROBBINS AVENUES Fidelity 2-1100 Chelt. 3063
FOX CHASE, PHILA., PA.HOMES — FARMS — ESTATES
In Bucks and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania
SHEBLE, DAGER INC.
OGONTZ 3000 JENKINTOWN, PA.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING SECRETARIAL
1-2-3 Year Courses for Men ami Women A
SUMMER TERM-9 Weeks. Beginning June 14
Shorthand and Typing Courses for those who plan to attend college. Brush-up and Regular Courses.
FALL TERM— Day, Sept. 7 —Evening, Sept. 2U
Early Enrollment Advisable
OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Pin St. West of Broad, Philadelphia 2, Pa.
Call, write or 'phone PE 5-2100 for catalog
LAWRENCE DRUG STORE
HARRY F. FERRELL
Insurance - Real Estate
Ogontz 1276 “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it.”
ROSLYN HARDWARE and HOUSE FURNISHINGS
ROSLYN, PA.L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
‘Known wherever there are Schools and Colleges’
—OFFICIAL ABINGTON CLASS RINGS
Diplomas—Commencement Announcements—Rings and Pins
1601 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA 3, PA.
MIKE D'ELIA'S SHOE SHOP 384 N. EASTON ROAD Glenside, Pa.
We have a Large Stationery Department School Supplies and Sports Goods
Posters - Catalogs - Envelopes Complete Job Printing
ARTCRAFT PUBLISHING COMPANY
218 DAVISVILLE ROAD
WILLOW GROVE, PA.
Phone - Willow Grove 1650
325 North Easton Rd., Glenside, Pa.
“Well Known for Quality at a Very Reasonable Price”
Rubin Tarnoff, Pharmacist
EASTON RD. and GENEVA AVE. '
Glenside, Pa. -------------------------------- s
For Value and Variety it s the
KESWICK 5 and 10
“The Neighborhood Buy word”
327 N. Easton Road. Glenside Ogontz 9086
Sales Service j
Gas and Electric APPLIANCE CO.
10 E. Mt. Carmel Avenue J. R. Tompkins Glenside, Pa. J
OGONTZ DRY CLEANERS WM. C. KENNEY
3864 Limekiln Pike, North Hills, Penna. SIGNS
Quality Dry Cleaning
! Ogontz 6444 JENKINTOWN, PA.
Pioneer Store For Better Foods Ogontz 3848 - 3849 2734 Limekiln Pike, North Hills, Pa.
Guns and Sporting Goods 211 Leedom Street at Greenwood Avenue Jenkintown, Pa. Ogontz 6920
F. W. WOOLWORTH CO. ;
Willow Grove 3046 or Ogontz 0735
W. CLYDE GOURLEY INC. REALTORS W. Clyde Gourley, President
YORK 8C WELSH ROADS
Willow Grove. Pa.
For Service Call Ogontz 9338 22 York Rd.
We Call and Deliver
ABINGTON SHOE REPAIR
Expert Workmanship - All Work Guaranteed Joseph Pileggi Abington, Pa.
Ogontz 4267 Lending Library
ABINGTON GIFT SHOP
Greeting Cards - Gifts Hosiery and Costume Jewelry 6 N. Old York Road Abington, Pa.
Telephone: Ogontz 1975 - 1976 Opposite Abington Hospital
1167 EASTON ROAD
New Store Section
A. J. VENTRESCA
Roslyn Barber Shop 1160 Easton Road, Roslyn, Pa.
ROY’S MARKET ROSLYN
WALTER F. AMES MFG. CO.
Stainless Steel Kitchen and Pantry Sinks
616 HUNTINGDON PIKE
Fox Chase, Philadelphia 11, Pa.
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR SHARE
Abington Township Association’s Memorial Stadium and Court of Honor Fund?
“To provide a living memorial in honor of the men and women of Abington Township who gave themselves to their country’s cause.”
r ! There Is No Substitute for Experience
It cannot be dispensed with ... or substituted for. ... It should be of first consideration in
every important undertaking. . . . We mean experience . . . the specialized experience such
as we offer in the field of School Annual photography. . . . That is why year after year.
l we have been honored by being chosen Official Yearbook Photographer by many leading
Schools and Colleges. . . . Getting out a Yearbook is a once-in-a-lifetime undertaking.
• s ... It is therefore good to know that there is available to you all the experience that is
necessary to meet this unusual emergency. . . . You’ll find our organization skilled and re-
sourceful . . . our facilities and resources ample to meet every problem connected with
| ZAMSKY STUDIOS
1007 MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA
John Genth Ogontz 2909 " s s
• NORTH HILLS AUTO REPAIR ESKIN HARDWARE CO.
Official Inspection Station ( 4180 Germantown Avenue
2832 LIMEKILN PIKE - North Hills. Pa. (
Battery Service - Towing Day or Night Phila. 40 - MI 4-3433 j
Gifts Baby Gifts 109 York Road, Willow Grove
OCIE LEE’S Willow Grove 0556 !
1 2808 Limekiln Pike, North Hills, Pa. 501 W. Marshall St., Norristown
Greeting Cards Stationery Norristown 0245 s
NORTH HILLS PRESS s C. 8C B. DELICATESSEN !
2878 Limekiln Pike J
2750 Limekiln Pike, North Hills, Penna. }
North Hills, Penna.
James G. Bailey Ogontz 1544-J Grocery, Cold Cuts, and Delicatessen Items S f
Ernestine Myers, Prop. Ogontz 4803 i s
NORTH HILLS BARBER SHOP I
ERNESTINE'S BEAUTY SHOP i s
2741 LIMEKILN PIKE
2745 Limekiln Pike, North Hills, Pa.
i Open evenings by appointment North Hills, Pennsylvania s
SCHUTTE 8c KOERTING CO
In Appreciation of Competent Office Help Furnished By The Commercial Department Of The Abington Senior High School.
Bell Phone, Ogontz 9830 J. FRANK FLECK CO. HARDWARE Congratulations
Contractors Supplies - Finished Hardware Paints - Oils - Varnishes - House Furnishings Supplies 603 WEST AVENUE JENKINTOWN, PA. BALL 8C COFFIN
GEORGE’S JENKINTOWN, PA. SHARPLESS C. Fred Muth, Inc. — Established 1899 Jewelers and Diamond Merchants 403 OLD YORK ROAD Jenkintown, Pa. - Bell Phone Ogontz 1647
STATIONERY SERVICE 213 YORK ROAD Jenkintown, Pa. SAM SCHAFFER
C. E. GERHARD CLEANERS DYERS
321 N. EASTON ROAD Glenside, Pa. Radio - Television - Records Ogontz 9338 ABINGTON, PA.
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