Akron Central School - Akronite Yearbook (Akron, NY)
- Class of 1939
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THE PRESS CLUB
AKRON HIGH SCHOOL
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A RELATIONSHIP between school and
community is one of the cornerstones of our
democracy. To love our flag, to cherish the
traditions of home and school, to revere the
achievements of our forefathers, has been,
and always will be, part of the substance of
our daily lives. With this thought in mind,
we have chosen as our theme, the relationship
between our school and the community in
which we live.
Dr. Joseph L. Wilder
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In respect for her guiding Words of wisdom,
in appreciation of many favors rendered, and
in esteem for her scholarly and idealistic
character, we dedicate this volume of the
UAKRONITEU to Florence M. Vetter.
LEOPOLD, Supervising Principal
URING our four years at high school, one person has been, above all others, our
guide and our friend. In spite of the many contacts and associations we have, the example
of our principal has been etched deepest into our hearts and minds. The memory of her,
who guided us through four of the happiest years of our lives and sacrificed herself that
we might come closer to our ultimate goal, will always be bright in the hearts of the
grateful class of 1939. To' us, Miss Gertrude A. Leopold symbolizes the learned professor,
the conscientious principal, and the understanding friend.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Board of Education represents the school and its relation to the com-
munity. As the school reflects community pride and achievement, so does our
Board of Education, whose untiring efforts have contributed so much to our
Members of the Board of Education at the beginning of this year's school
President, Joseph Wilder Treasurer, William F. Smith
Vice-President, Arthur P. Anderson Charles F. Yaeger
Eugene P. Forrestel Richmond E. Schultz
Secretary, Robert J. Richards H. Morton Perry
We regret that the death of Dr. Joseph L. Wilder has deprived the board of
a member whose immeasurable devotion to the school and community cannot
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Mr. Richard Rozellc
Miss Ellen Cherry
Mr. Milton Norris
Miss Gertrude Churchill
Miss Irma Eckerson
Mrs. Frances Hoag
Miss Grace Moehlnian
Mr. Maxson Greene
Miss Florence Vetter
Miss Estermary Brown
Miss Marion Warner
Miss Florence Vetter
Miss Marion Warner
Miss Helen Gowans
Miss Eleanor Wirth
Mr. Wilbur Thomas
Mrs. Nora Harris
Miss Lorraine Smith
Mr. joshua Missal
Mr. Frank Prough
Standing: Miss Cleaverf-' -'
Miss Cook, Mrs. Tinney,
Mrs. Lapp, Miss Shores
Seated: Miss Brown,
Miss Murdock, Miss Axtell
,Miss Zerby, Miss Barry,
I Mrs. Gerber, Mrs. Wilder,
Mrs. Harris, Miss Thayer,-
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LUCILLE MARGARET ALTROGGE fbi
Choral Club 12,35, Camera Club 125, Future
Teachers Club 13,459 Secretary 145
A comely blonde, Lucille is a diligent worker,
aspiring to the field of home economics.
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College En trance Course
Homemaking Club 115, Future Teachers -Club
13, 45, Choral Club 13, 45, A Capella Choir 145
Little Miss Mischief, with a twinkle in her eye
and a glow in her heart, is the popular Eleanor.
lndustrial Arts Course
Interclass Softball 12, 3, 45, Interclass Basketball
135, Interclass Volleyball 13, 45, Interclass Wrestl-
ing 12, 3, 45, Middleweight Champion 13, 45
"Steve" is steadfast, a good worker, and noted for '
his wrestling aljility.
, J! . PERCY OLD BALL
General Business Course
A Football 13, 45, Interclass Football 11, 25, Inter-
: f class Basketball 11, 2, 3, 45, Interclass Volley-
" 1 ball 12, 3, 45, Interclass Softball 11, 2, 3, 45,
Track 13 ,45, Wrestling 12, 3, 45, Heavyweight
One of our lads who takes his sports seriously, is
Percy, and truly a quiet and gentlemanly fellow.
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L CILLE MARIE BARTRAM
College Entrance Course
Choral Club 13, 45, Camera Club 135, Library
Staff135, A Capella Choir 145
"Look cherfully upon me, Thou seest how diligent 1
I am" might well be her motto, for, come what
may, her history was always done.
RICHARD RUSSELL BASOM
College En trance Course
Band 11, 2, 3, 45: Orchestra 11, 2, 3, 45, Press
Club 145, Future Teachers Club 145, G. O. 145,
Hi-Y Club 145, National Honor Society 145
The pride of the chemistry and math depart-
ments, Dick has shown a brilliant mind and a
versatility equalled by few.
ROBERT CHARLES BASOM
F, F. A. 11, 2, 3, 45, President 145, Scotch Band
12, 3, 45, Band 11, 2, 3, 45, Orchestra 13, 45:
National Honor Society 13, 45, Vice-President 145,
Hi-Y Club 145, G. 0.13, 45, Future Teachers Club
13, 45, Class Treasurer 135
Easygoing Bob, also of high mentality, has won
distinction through the F. F. A. and his infectious
personality. , 1
" - IRMA MARY BETTIO
' Basketball 11, 2, 3, 45, Volleyball 11, 2, 35, '
x Qi' Softball 11, 2, 3, 45: Ping Pong 11, 2, 45, Field
F, Hockey 11, 2, 3, 45, National Honor Society
13, 45, Treasurer 145, Commercial Contest 12, 35,
Booster Club 12, 35, Choral Club 11, 2, 3, 45,
A Capella Choir 145, Sampler Club 115, Dramatics
12, 3. 45, Vice President 145, Camera Club 135,
Press Club 145, "Stage Door" 145: State Voice '
Contest 145, G. O. 11, 3,5 Ticket Seller 1451
Vice-President of Class 145
Our "Lily Pons," Irma is gifted with a gorgeous
voice and a matching personality, plus a heapkof 1
dramatic ability, and has our wishes for attain- '
Q ment of high ambition.
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Interclass Football 131, Interclass Softball 1213
F, F. A. 11, 2, 3, 41
John's favorite slogan is: "Silence is golden."
Football 131: Track 12, 41: "A" Club 131: Inter-
class Basketball 11, 211 Interclass Volleyball
12, 31, Chairman of Properties "Stage Door"
A quiet, handsome lad, "Bit" has a way with the
girls and an engaging smile which reveals his
rare sense of humor.
ETHELYN MARJORIE LOWERS
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East Aurora High 11, 21, Choral Club 13, 413
A Capella Choir 141, Future Teacher's Club 141,
Ping Pong 141
A wisp of a girl, Ethelyn is a comparative new-
comer to our ranks, and we wish her luck, what-
ever her goal may be.
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,ELIAII PALMA ANN BORDONARO 6111!
Homemaking Course '
Interclass Basketball 11, 2, 3, 413 Volleyball
11, 2, 3, 415 Ping Pong 11, 2, 41: Art Club 11, 21:
"Stage Door" 1413 Booster Club 12, 319 President
131, Dramatics Club 1413 Softball 1, 2, 3, 41:
Hockey 1313 Foul Shooting 12, 41: Homemaking
Club 11, 213 Badminton 141g Tennis 13, 41,
Ticket-seller 11, 2, 3, 41
An enthusiastic sportswcman, "Pam" has
distinguished herself in the athletic field.
ARNOLD RALPH BRUNING
General Co utse
Literally a "live wire", Arnold is short-circuited
only by a deluge of homework.
Luther is a quiet fellow who makes his way un-
noticed by those around him, an agreeable
companion and evermannerly.
ROY CALL V
General Business Course i
Shy and fair-haired, Roy is seldom heard from,
but we feel that he has the best interests of his K I K.
future at heart. ' lf
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General Business Course
Interclass Basketball 11, 2, 3, 41: Interclass Foot-
ball 11, 2, 3, 41: Interclass Softball 11, 2, 3, 41g
Interclass Volleyball 11, 2, 3, 41: Interclass Hand-
ball 131g History Club 1215 Commercial contest 131
Lloyd and his shiny green Ford are inseparable.
He is a willing worker and a fine fellow.
VIRGINIA KATHRYN CAI'LE AJ
College Entrance-Fine Arts Course
Press Club C2, 3, 453 Editor-inachief of "Akronite"
C453 Associate Editor C353 Typist C453 Student
Council C2, 353 Vice-President C353 Band Cl, 2, 3,
453 Drum Major C453 National Honor Society
C3, 453 President of National Hon -r 5 Jciety C453
Secretary cf Class C453 Vice-President of Class
C151 President of Swimming Club C253 President
of French Club C253 President of Sampler Club
C153 Art Club Cl, 253 Sketching Club C351 Choral
Club C253 Interclass Basketball C153 Americanism
Contest C353 Dramatics Club C353 Camera Club
C353 Library Staff C151 Ticket Seller C453 Bad-
minton C453 Ping Pong C453 Youth Forum Con-
test C3, 45
The most versatile person in the Senior Class,
Virginia's flair for .art and journalism is balanced
by a scholarly mind and wmsome personality.
General Business Course
Interclass Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 45, Interclass Foot
ball Cl, 2, 3, 453 Interclass Volleyball Cl, 2, 3, 453
Interclass Softball Cl, 2, 353 Varsity Basketball
C253 Varsity Baseball C3, 45, History Club C253
Commercial Contest C2, 35
"Shorty's" smiling face and cheery disposition
make him a friend to all.
PATRICK ARTHUR CARROLL
Industrial Arts Course
C353 Softball C2, 453 Wrestling C253
little about Arthur, except that he
studies rather seriously, and is a
gentlemanly chap. In
CLARA CHEAVACCI ljcfffo 271041
Com mercial Course
Bennett High School, Buffalo Cl, 253 Dramatics
Club C3, 453 Choral Club C3, 453 Camera Club C352
Booster Club C353 Field Hockey C3, 453 Softball
C35: Badminton C3, 45: Basketball C3, 453 "Stage
Door" C453 Ticket Seller C45
Her simplicity and naturalness plus a placid
appearance, have won Clara many friends.
MARY CLEMENTINE CHEAVACCI
Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 453 Volleyball Cl, 2, 3, 453
Softball Cl, 2, 3, 453 Ping Pong C453 Badminton
C452 Tennis C3, 453 Dramatics Club C453 Press
Club C2, 352 Booster Club C2, 35: Cheer leader C253
Art Club Cl, 253 Field Hockey C3, 453 Homemak-
ing Club Cl, 25
Mary is distinguished as a talented artist and a
fine athlete, and her slow smile and gracious ways,
make her very well liked indeed.
.General Business Course
MARGARET REBECCA CONFER Cl
Varsity Football C1, 2, 353 Varsity Basketball
Cl, 2, 35, Basketball Captain C353 Varsity Base-
ball Cl, 2, 353 Baseball Captain C353 Interclass
Volleyball C2, 3, 453 Interclass Basketball C453
Interclass Football C453 Ping Pong C3, 453 Hand-
ball C2, 3, 45 Varsity "A" Club President C353
Horse shoe Tournament C351 History Club C253
Interclass softball C453 Tennis C2, 353 "Stage
Door" C453 Treasurer of Class C253 Press Club C45
Many are the times when Vic has won the game
for the Alma Mater. His good sportsmanship
plus a talent for "tripping the light fantastic"
has been rewarded by unusual popularity.
College En trance Course
Camera Club C253 Booster Club C2, 353 Library
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dimpled countenance and cooperative
not be soon forgotten, and we think
. Bates will miss one of his talented
"math" s udents.
CHESTER BOWEN COVEL
F. F. A. Cl, 2, 3, 453 Rifle Club C453 Reporter of
F. F. A. Club C453 Interclass Football C45
"Chet" is a cordial friend, a snappy dresser,
possessor of a genial disposition and a happy-go-
JROBERT JOHN CROSSEN
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French Club C251 Band C2, 3, 45: F. F. A. Band
443: Hi-Y 449, Choral Club C35
Although Bob is mischievous, the constant
twinkle in those blue eyes, force us to overlook
the pranks the "baby" of our class has played
BERNARD LAVERNE CUMMINGS
Hobby Club C253 Interclass Basketball C353
Interclass Football 4253 Interclass Softball
41, 2, 3, 451 Varsity Football C3, 45: Wrestling
Q45, Rope Climbing Champion Q25
Bern's fleet feet have been a reat asset to our
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football team, and his fun-loving nature and
flashing smile make him one of the best.
DELOS MARCUS CUMMINGS
Cornprehensive Musiic Course
Band f2, 3, 451 Stamp Club C2, 35: Dramatics
Club tl, 355 Wrestling fl, 2, 3, 45: School Dance
Orchestra 13, 45: Student Council C253 Hobby
Club 135: Choral Club C3, 453 A Capella Choir C45
A perambulating encyclopedia, definitely of the
loquaeious type, Delos has often amused us fl
wi his outbursts of peda ogical speech. Got
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JEAN LOUISE CUMMINGS?
College Entrance Course
Sampler Club O53 Choral Club C2, 3, 45: Camera
Club Cl, 255 President C252 President of Future
Teachers Q3, 455 Debate Club Q25: 'LStage Door"
C453 Library Staff fl, 25
An impassioned conversationalist with a mind
of her own, Jean aspires to the teaching profes-
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MARGARET OPHIA DIETWJD
Comprehensive Music Course
Homemaking Club C151 Basketball Cl, 25: Library
Staff C3, 45: Choral Club 13, 455 Future Teachers
Club C455 A Capella Choir i455 "Stage Door' Q45
Marg, an accomplished musician with a sunny ,dy
disposition, is everawilling to lend a hand to a .X
deserving comrade. PLL l
College Entrance Course
Swimming Club f3, 453 German Club
Choral Club C35
Although she is taciturn, Ethel has many talents
and expresses herself beautifully through her
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Band 12, 3, 453 Swimming Club Q35 'T'
Carole's attractiveness and sweetness assure this ,
bit of femininity long-lived popularity and
EDWIN ARTHUR DRAPER
Industrial Arts Course
Vice-President of Aviation Club C259 Stage Man-
ager-"Stage Door" C45
A dependable person with a mechanical mind,
Edwin is destined to succeed in the industrial
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ERVI DEY DRAPER '
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G, O. C155 "Band Cl, 2, 35: Orchestra Cl, 252
Interelass Wrestling C255 Baseball C351 "Stage
Door" C455 German Club C3, 45
Aggressive Bud, who fills would-be dull moments
with wit and who is glib of tongue, should .suc-
ceed in selling the Eskinios ice for their refriger-
KATHERINE MARY EADIE fhctfd-4
Swimming Club Cl, 2, 3, 452 BOOSYFF Clllb C152
Drarnatics Club Cl55 Hornemaking Club C251
Art Club C251 Camera Club C355 Choral Club C255
Basketball C355 Tennis C355 Ping Pong C35
Kathcrine's ready smile and jovial spirit- have
scattered sunshine through our class activities
for four bright years.
JOHN IRVING ECKERSON
College Enlr.'i11t'e Course
Band Cl, 2, 3, 455 Orchestra Cl, 2, 3, 455 G. O. !
CZ, 3, 45, President C455 Class President Cl, 2, 355
Honor Smitty Cl 5 ttrt
' ., 4 , S" 'tary C455 Hi-Y
President C453 Press Club C355 School Dance
Orchestra CJ, 45: "Stage Door" C451 Choral
Club C.l, 455 A Capella Chou' C455 lnterelass
Volleyball C351 Intervlass Touehfootball C355
Stamp Club C251 Ping Pong CJ, 455 Wrestling C25
A young man with a determined but gentle face,
a mass of uneonlinetl blonde hair, plus the heart
to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the
lumd to execute this is the everfpopular 'tCully".
EDITH ELIZABETH ELDRED .fc
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Basketball C155 Sampler Club C151 Art Club Cl, 255
Homemaking Club C2, 355 "Stage Door" C455
Choral Club C255 Library Staff C2, 35
Full of mirth and jollity, the fair Edith will
never want for friends.
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DOROTHY E E OLD
Honmniczltinfj Coursd' i I A , F I
Samplcr.C'lub C155 Germany Club CJ, 455 "Stage
jolly and opyinistic, Dorothy has been a constant XX,
source o e vor. May her future be as carefree
as her do urn within these walls! X
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" CHARLES LEON 1- wx
I Agr1't'ultur4- Course X-
Bennett High, Buffalo C155 Tonawantla High C255 .xx
Class President C455 Vice-President of Hi-Y C455
Vice-President of Class C355 F. F. A, C3, 45,
Secretary C455 Rille Club C3, 45, Captain C455 B
Interelass Football C451 Interclass Basketball C455
Dramatic Club President C451 Press Club C455
Choral Club C451 A Capella Chnir C455 "Stage he
Door" C455 Track C45 Q
A true gentleman and an excellent leader, Charles'
was elected president ofthe Senior Class although
he has been with us but two years. Here's sue
MOSES LEO GEORGE
General Business Course ,
Interclass Football Cl, 253 Interclass Baseball
Cl, 2, J, 455 Interelass Basketball Cl, 25: Inter-
Class Volleyball Cl, Z, 3, 455 Varsity Football
C3, 455 Varsity Basketball C2, 3, 455 Varsity Track
C3, 45: History Club C251 Commercial Contest
CZ, 3, 455 lnterclass Ping Pong Doubles Cham-
pion Cll. 451 Treasurer of "A" Club C3, 455 Inter-
class Handball C2, 351 Baseball Manager C25
Sometimes the humorous cause ofa little vexation
on the part of his teachers, happy Moe is excited
only by the prospect of a day off.
JANICE MARIE GUY
Honieniaking -College En trance Course
Interclass Basketball C2, 3, 455 G. O. C3, 45:
Swimming Club C2, 3, 455 Booster Club C2, 355
Cheerleader C455 Press Club C455 "Stage Door"
C455 Choral Club C355 Softball C355 Future
TeaCher's Club C455 National Honor Society C45
A spirited cheer-leader, "Nan" is loads of fun and
a splendid dancer.
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F. F. A. C1, 2, 3, 453 lnterclass Softball C3, 455
Rifle Club C35
Kenneth's energetic nature. plus his wide smile
and pleasing personality, make him very welcome
BETTY MAE HUNT - C344-543
Homemaking Club Cl5g Camera Club Cl, 253
Baseball C3, 45: Basketball C453 Future Teachers
Club C451 Hockey C35
Bc-tty's consideration for ber fellow classmates
and her proper respect for superiors make her
an tmfailing credit to her school.
ORIE INGALSBE Jail'
Football C355 Wrestling Cl, 2, 3, 45: Choral Club
Cl, 2. 3, 45: Track C3, 45: A Capella Choir C455
French Club C253 Hi-Y Club C451 Band C2, 3, 45
Mischief's own accomplice, Orie lives the life he
wishes, except, of course, when he is in school.
His merry chuckle shall echo often in our memo-
JANET MARY JOHNSTON
College Entrance Course
Choral Club C3, 45: A Capella Choir C453 Dra-
niutlcs Club C451 Press Club C455 "Stage Door"
C451 Youth Forum Contest C455 National Honor
Studious, preserving, courteous, Janet's keen
mind has won her a position of respect among
ELLEN BARBARA KAUFFMAN
Homemaking Course- College Entrance
Library Staff C3, 45g Press Club C451 Future
'l'eacher's Club C3, 45
Idealistic Ellen has erected a restraining influence
over many of our liberal ideas, but her scholastic
record shows her to have a keen, and well-
MARION LUELLA KINNE
Choral Club C2 35 Stamp Club C2 35
Marion is a quiet and determined miss who makes
her way calmly and quietly among the rest of us.
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Homemaking Club C15
Easy-going and friendly, Dot has an aversion to
. study, but usually manages to get in "under the
whistle . ' ' '
Booster Club Cl51 Swimming Club C2, 351 Choral
Club C251 Basketball C2, 351 Baseball C351 Volley-
No friend of homework - Beit needs lots of noise
and excitement to keep her spirits up. -.
Q MILDRED IRENE MARBLE
Choral Club C3, 451 A Capella Choir C45 ,
Retiring, good-natured Mildred has distinguished
herself as an active member of various chor
College Entrance Course
Stamp Club Cl, 2, 55, Vice-President C25, Presi-
it C351 Camera Club Ct, 35, Secretary-Treasurer
351 Choral Club C352 Press Club C251 Circulation
anager C35, Assistant Editor of "Akronitc"
. 5C-851 G. O. Cl, -l51"Stage Door" C451 State Music
5Contest C.l, 451 Library Staff CZ, 351 Assistant
Librarian C351 German Club C3, 451Hl-Y Club C451
H Hobby Club C351 Honor Soviety C45
1- V An artist at the keyboard, well-groomed Diek
'C has partieipated in many tieltls of aetivity. We
C, wish this aspiring young dovtor the best of luck
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Commercial Course 15
r lnterelass Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 451 lnterelass
Volleyball Cl, 2, 3, -l51Intert'lass Ping Pong Cl, 251
I Choral Club C3, 451 Cheerleader CZ, 3, 451 'Stage
Door" C453 Sampler Club C151 Drainaties Club
, C3, 451 Booster Club CZ, 351 lntervlass Softball
Cl, 2, 3, 451 Hockey C351 Foul Shooting C451
kj Press Club C451 Homemaking Club Cl, 25:
Camera Club C351 Badminton CZ, 3, 451 Com-
mcreial Contest C45
Marion is school-spirit personified. Her bubbling
enthusiasm and lusty ehet-ring have spurred our
athletes on to many a glorious victory.
JENNIE AMAZZA Cllr! t"f""Ollb
X Holnentaltzng Course
X Basketball Cl, 2, 3. 45: Softball Cl, 2, 3, 45, Batle
ininton C3, 451 Volleyball CZ, 3, 451 Ping Pong
CZ. 451 Txrket Seller Cl, 2, 3, 451 Tennis C351
Dramatirs Club C451 Art Club Cl, 25. Hockey
C2, 351 Hotnemaking Club Cl, 151 Booster Club
Petite Jennie is best known by her wide, frientily
smile and ber tinaffeeteti giggle.
FRANCIS PHILIP MCLEOD
Interelass Basketball Cl, 251 lnterelass Football
Cl, 251 Interelass Softball Cl51 lnterrlass Volley-
ball CZ, 3, 451 Ping Pong C31 451 Handball C351
Varsity Basketball CZ, 3, 451 Varsity Football
C3, 451 Varsity Baseball CZ, 3, 451 Choral Club
CZ, 351 Future Farmers Club Cl, 251"A" Club C35
Sporbloving Franris, at borne in almost any
field of athletics, is also esteemed for his shy,
GEORGE MEIER, JR.
Interelass Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 45: Interelass
Softball Cl, 2, 3, 451 lntervlass Football C3, 451
Volleyball Cl, 2, 3, 451 Handball CS, 451 Badmin-
ton C2, 3, 451 Tennis CJ, 45: Ping Pong Champion
YU, 451 Varsity Basketball C552 2nd prize in
intermural Competition C351 Draniatics Club
' , 451 Student Council C451 Press Club C2, 3, 451
viation Club Cl, 351 Wrestling C2, 351 "Stage
X A good-looking, dignified rhap, George, with his
'sparkling eyes and joyous vitality plays a mean
'1 gbme of tennis and loves to -yoke.
f' BERTHA JANE MUELLER j,A5,1,le+'
' lrlonieniaking Course
"X Q Choral Club C3, 451 Booster Club C351 Softball
XC C2, 3, 451 Basketball C251 Field Hockey C25
Fun-loving Bert steers clear of homework, but
always seems to be having a swell time.
WILLIAM JACOB NEHRBOSS
Future Farmers Club C2, 3, 45
William is little known to most of us, but his
retiring nature and courteous attitude make us
suspect that he is a fine comrade at heart.
MARJORIE ADELIA NICE m
College Entrance Course
Sagnpler Club U53 Camera Club C251 Stamp Club
Marge revels in laughter and in thinking up
excuses for not doing homework assignments.
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Homemaking Course i dc,
Homemaking Club tl, 25: Camera Club C25
Conscientious Ruby can usually be counted on
to give the right answer, She doesn't even seem
to mmd doing history reports.
Varsity Football C3, 45: Interclass Basketball
12, 3, 45: Interclass Football tl, 25: Future
Farmers Club fl, 2, 3, 453 Interclass Baseball
42, 3, 45: Varsity Baseball t2, 45, Interclass Volley-
ball C2, 3, 45
Generally silent, taking an occasional interest in
athletics, bashful Alvin makes his carefree way.
CLAUDETTE PACKMAN Seltnif
Swimming Club C2, 35: Choral Club CZ, 3, 453
French Club t25: Basketball C351 Booster Club
f2, 353 Softball Q2, 3, 45, Field Hockey 1253
"Stage Door" Q45
Vivacious "Packy" sings and giggles with equal
competence. Seldom do we catch this young
woman in a serious mood.
cEc1LE PARKER YYlAlrl ll HLA
College Entrance Course
Choral Club 135, French Club C259 Future Teach-
er's Club C45
Generous of heart, Cecile is a friend, tried and
true. She has won, by her courage, the high regard
and deference of every associate.
ANNA MARIE PAVALKO Cffvlfai fpl
Corrnmereial Course MV
"Stage Door" C453 Interclass Basketball C45
h-spirited Anna never turns down hard work,
A d her ability to overcome difficult situations
l Q tinguishes her frcm us all.
ELLA MINETTE PHELPS "6 ill
College Entrance Course b
swimming club qc, 3, 45: orchestra 42, 3. 45:
G. O. tl, 255 Press Club 12, 3, 45: Choral Club
f35: Camera Club C155 Cheerleader C351 Honor
Society f3, 45, Custodian 145, "Stage Door" C451
Class Secretary 1355 Class Treasurer Q45
Ella's extreme popularity may be attributed to
her cheerful, sympathetic nature: Her sincere
interest in others and her fertile mind assure her
MARIE CATHERINE POODRY ill J
College Entrance Course
Homemaking Club 115: Camera Club 115: 4
French Club 125: Badminton Doubles Cham- if
Rather elifticult to become acquainted with at
first, Marie is a friend worth knowing.
Q General Course J m,f7Uv
Basketball 11, 2, 3, 45, Softball 11, 2, 3, 453
Volleyball 12, 3, 451 Badminton 13, 451 Ping Pong
135: Swimming Club 11, 2, 3, 451 Tennis 145:
Hockey 11, 2, 351 Dramatics Club 145, French
Club 125, Choral Club 11, 2, 35, "Stage Door"
Carefree, but sincere, Norma has won her way
into our hearts, and her cheerfulness has often
kept us from gloom.
Football 12, 3, 451 Track 11, 25g Interclass Basket-
ball 145: Softball 135
Walter has 'n unusual knack for getting into
trouble but Lally manages to free himself from
it justiyldgtly. A
if-Vi Mr t of
College Entrance Course
Niagara Falls High School 11, 2, 3, 45
Although she has been with us but half a semester,
we know Audrey as an intelligent, charming in-
dividual well-worth knowing.
WILLYS ROSENBERG S5105 uxb f. vx
Industrial Arts Course
Track 1.553 Volleyball 1352 Interclass Softball
12, 5, 45: Interelass Basketball 11, 2, 35: Inter-
elass Football 125
Willys should make a good salesman, for his
exvessive burden of pencils, and knack for talk-
ing, seem to brand him as such.
DOROTHY ADELAIDE SALVERSON
Blasdell High Sehool 115: Attiea High School
125: Dramatics Club 13, 451 Choral Club 13, 45:
A Capella Choir 1451 "Stage Door" 145: Softball
1355 Volleyball 135, "Akronite" Advertising
A kind, determined girl, with an amazingly
pleasant disposition, Dotty puts forth inex-
haustible effort to please others, never consider-
ing her own interests for a moment.
PAY SCHALGE ,JJ
Interelass Football 11, 2, 35, Varsity Football
145, Interclass Basketball 11, 2, 3, 45: Volleyball
11, 2, 3, 451 Interelass Baseball 11, 2, 3, 452
Wrestling 11, 2, 3, 451 Hobby Club 12, 351 G. O.
145, Choral Club 13, 45: A Capella Choir 145,
"Stage Door" 145, Track 1l, 2, 3, 45: "A" Club
His naturalness and naivete of manner have won
for Fay the trust and fond good wishes of every-
one. Honesty throughout typifies him.
F. F. A. Club 11, 2, 3, 45
Always the gentleman, rotund, reserved, Earl is
BESSIE NORMA SCHULTZ 2'
College Entrance Course
Art Club Cl1g Choral Club C215 Camera Club
C2, 31: Dramatics Club C2, 3, 413 Field Hockey
C2, 313 Booster Club C2, 319 Basketball C411
Softball C211 G. O. C411 Dance Club C215 "Stage
Door" C41g Ticket Seller C31
Bessie has invaded many a heart with her merry
smile and perpetual kindness, She has spirit and
energy to a great degree.
NORMA IOLA SEWERT
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Commercial Course ' 1 " - uf,-'J
Stamp Club C2, 31: Vice-President C313 Art Club
C111 Camera Club C11g Dancing Club Cl1
"Good things come in small packages," they say,
and in Norma's case it is true. She is a good friend
and a willing worker.
Interrlass Softball C2, 415 Track C41
Leland's unaffected manner and quiet coopera-
tion on class projects have made him indispensa-
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SHIRLEY KAYE SLIKER
Homemaking Club Cl, 213 Swimming Club C2, 31:
Choral Club C31
Full of ringing laughter and thoroughly likeable,
best describes the merry Shirley, whose whole-
some giggle has brightened many an hour.
IRENE ISABELLE SNYDER
Choral Club C31
Complacent Irene is soft-spoken and kind-
awk ,L L? Zell iff'
ROBERT JAMES STAPLETON
Football Cl, 2, 3, 41, Captain C3, 413 Basketball
C3, 415 Track C3, 41, "A" Club C3, 41: Interclass
Softball C3, 413 Interclass Basketball C211 Avia-
tion Club C215 Future Teacher's Club C411 "Stage
Door" C413 Baseball Manager C1, 21, Basketball
Manager Cl, 21
The personifieation of likeable ease and non-
chalance, "Red" is extremely popular --noted
for his ability in Sports and a wizard on the dance
LAVERNE MALCOLM STRANG
Wrestling C41g Future Farmers Club C3, 41:
Verne had a terrible struggle with History but
Mr. Greene persuaded this quiet, modest fellow
that he'd better do it!
DOROTHY MAE SWARTS
Homemakmg Club Cl, 21: Camera Club C21
Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eye, D0f
has had an enjoyable four years within the walls
of our alma mater.
JEANETTE ETHEL SW TS M45 '
College Entrance Course '. I
Orchestra Cl, 2, 3, 455 Art Club C155 oral Club
Cl, 2, 3, 455 Camera Club C2, 355 Dramatics Club
C3, 455 Booster Club C2. 355 G. O. C255 "Stage
Door" C455 Honor Society C45
Tiny and sparkling, Jeanette chases away the
blues as fast as they come along, and has an
1 amazing amount of vitality for her size.
DAVID TAHAMONT C
Football C2, 3, 451 Track Cl, 25: Wrestling C2, 3,
45, Champion C453 Hi-Y Club C452 History Club
C251 UA" Club C2, 3, 455 "Stage Door" C455
Boxing Champion C35
Dave is a good-looking, smooth chap, who hasn't
a care in the world and isn't the least bit upset
ROBERT LEE TYLER gi
Industrial Arts Course at
Band Cl, 2, 3, 455 Future Farmers C2, 455 Scotch
Band C2, 45
Bob has contributed a lot to our class by his
support, and untiring effort.
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Dramatics Club C455 Camera Club C25: Sampler
C155 Swimming C255 Booster Club C2, 355 French
The field of matrimony looks best to quiet but
cheerful Viola, and we wish her the best of luck.
COLLEEN MARGARET VANDERLIP
College Entrance-Music Course
Choral Club C3, 45: Press Club C455 Dramatics
Club C455 French Club C255 ,Honor Society C45
Colleen usually' had e r' t answer ready in
History, and with chuckle, brightened
the cla sro ' times.
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MARTHA MAY WALKER. ,IMJ7
Homemaking- Science Course
Choral Club C2, 351 Stamp Club C1, 2, 35: Camera
Club Cl, 255 Art Club C155 Honor Society C45
Small Martha's bright and shining countenance
makes her everyone's pal, and her willingness
to support the class Ifrojectsijeserveslfflaim.
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MARGARET ELVINA WEBER 1
Home Economzcs Course
Choral Club C35, Library Staff C355 Sh -
hand Contest C45
Although Margaret seldom voices an opinion,
her quiet steadfastness is an inspiration.
AUSTIN ADAM WEILER
F. F. A. Cl, 2, 3, 455 Reporter of F. F. A. C355
Vice-President C455 Band C2, 3, 455 Choral Club
C3, 45, RiHe Club C3, 455 Baseball C3, 45: Honor
Even-tempered "Austy" has a host of pals, and
is distinguished through his vice-presidency of
the F. F. A.
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JEANNE MARION WESEMAN LMA'
Swimming Club C2, 3, 455 Choral Club C3, 45?
A Capella Choir C45
Pretty, reticent, Jeanne is seldom heard from,
but she's a real friend, and has a pleasant dis-
DORIS ALICE WHIPPL LN
Homemaking Course we
Choral Club C35
Away from us for a half semester, Doris slipped
easily back into the customs of the school, and
lends us her support.
JOAN DORIS WILLIAMS PQI
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Science Course ' I
Sampler Club C153 Band C1, 253 Swimming Club
Cl, 2, 3, 453 Press Club C2, 3, 453 Future Teachers
Club C453 Ping Pong C3, 453 Basketball Cl, 453
Camera Club C353 "Stage Door" C453 German
Club Cl, 2, 45: Library Staii' Cl, 253 Art Club
Cl, 253 G. O. C2, 35 Badminton C453 Dramatics
Club C353 Tennis Club C3, 453 Ticket Seller C453
Choral Club C153 Field Hockey C453 Honor SO-
Without Joan's enthusiastic cooperation and
effervescent humor, many a class project would
not have been a successi Her buoyant spirits have
been an inspiration to us.
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EMMA WINSP A j1WA,dJ 7
Commercial Course X
Booster Club C253 Choral Club C1, 3, 453 Library
A-good commercial student, Emma has individu-
alism and a lot of it, and is a loyal friend.
LOTTIE SOPHIE WOITASZEK
Lottie has come out on top and has won the
respect and admiration of the class and teachers
by her untiring perseverance. ,Z fy
CATHERINE ALICE ZRIGHT A
Art Club C153 Dramatics Club 3 4 ' Intercl
C . 5. ass
Volleyball C353 Dance Club Cl, 253 "Stage Door" , D
A pal, ifkthere ever was one, Kate is notedkfor
activity in sports, and her cooperative spirit.
FRANK LOUIS ZURLO l f
Comprehensive Music Course C I'
Band Cl, 2, 3, 453 Orchestra C1, 2, 3, 453 Varsity Y 4'
Basketball C3, 453 Interclass Basketball Cl, 253 ,A ff
Interclass Softball C1, 2, 3, 453 Interclass Football '
Cl, 2, 3, 453 Interclass Volleyball C2, 3, 453 "Stage Ak,
Door" C453 School Dance Orchestra C2, 3, 453
History Club C253 Honor Society C45
Frankie is serious and enthusiastic both in his
sports and music. Not aggressive in any way,
his energy shines forth In his fast basketball.
Like "Benny" he swings a mean clarinet. -ij, 6
JOSEPH ANTHONY ZURLO J
Basketball C3, 453 Baseball C3, 453 "A" Club
C3, 453 Aviation Club C353 Band C1, 2, 3, 455
Basketball Manager C254 Orchestra Cl, 2, 3, 453
School Dance Orchestra C2, 3, 453 Interclass
Football C1, 2, 3, 453 Interclass Basketball C1, 253
Interclass Softball Cl, 25
Another musician and a fellow who takes his
sports seriously, joe has a lot of fun and isn't
afraid to admit it.
Glenn is an inconspicuous student with a tendency
to avoid the limelight.
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JOHN ECKERSON ELLA PHELPS
Throughouttheir four years in Akron High School, the valedictorian and salutatorian have
represented all that is line in accomplishment and service. To achieve high marks was but an
accompaniment, and not the theme, of their academic career. Whatever phase of extra-curricular
work they undertook, it was done enthusiastically and well. This record is reiiected in their lives
and that of their school, whose motto, "Achieve, honor, and serve," they have followed so faith
Sal u ta totian-ELLA PHELPS
Those who are to be graduated "With Highest Honor" having averages above 9091 are
RICHARD BASOM IRMA BETTIO
VIRGINIA CAPLE MARTHA WALKER
The following constitute the other students in the senior class completing their work With
Merit" on an average of 8092 and above:
Olga Brandt .,..
Mattie Ccolored maidj .....
Seated: D. Tahamont, J. Eckerson, I. Bettio, R. Martin, J. Williams, C. Fox, J. Guy, Ds Silverton
Standing: I. Draper, D. Etzold, J. Cummings, V. Cheavacci, M. Walker, F. Schllaeggh Mazza
C. Wright, L. Strang, E. Eldred, Miss Leopold, J. Swarts, M. Dietz, N. PO0d!'y,-' . UIVICCI
E. Phelps, J. Johnston, A. Pavalko, R. Stapleton, M. Mattie, F. Zurfo, B. Schultz, G Meier
presented in May, 1939
COMEDY DRAMA IN THREE ACTS
Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
, . . .Margaret Dietz
. . . .Dorothy Etzold
Mary Harper QBig Maryj ........ Jeanette Swarts
Mary McCune CLittle Maryj. . . . . .Marion Mattie
Bernice Niemeyer ........,,
Madeliene Vauclain .,..
Judith Canfield .....,
Ann Bradock. . .
Kaye Hamilton. . .
Linda Shaw, . . . .
Jean Maitland ....
Bobby Melrose. .
Louise Mitchell. . .
Susan Paige. . .
Pat Devine .....
Kendall Adams. . .
. . .Norma Poodry
. . . . . .Ella Phelps
. . . .Joan Williams
. . . . .Jennie Mazza
. . .Dorothy Salverson
.. . . . . . .Janice Guy
. . . . . .Bessie Schultz
. . . .Catherine Wright
. . .Janet Johnston
. . .Edith Eldred
. . . .Anna Pavalko
Terry Randall. . .
Tony Gillette ....
Ellen Fenwick. . .
Mrs. Orcutt. . .
Sam Hastings ......
Jimmy Devereaux ....
Fred Powell ......
Lou Milhauser ....
David Kingsley. . .
Keith Burgess. . .
Mrs. Shaw .....
Dr. Randall .....
Larry Westcott. . .
Billy ..... .... . .
Adolph Gretzl. . .
. . . . .Irma Bettio
. .Martha Walker
. . . .George Meier
. . . .Victor Cheavacci
. . . . .Fay Schalge
. . .John Eckerson
. .Richard Martin
. . . .Jean Cummings
. . . . .Charles Eox
. . . .Irving Draper
, . . . .Frank Zurlo
. . .LaVerne Strang
Seated: J. Williams,
C. Hutchinson, R. Martin,
V. Caple, K. Regan,
L. Schalge, A. Berghorn
Standing: K. Dickinson,
H. Richards, R. Basom
lst Row: V. Oakes, K. Dickinson,
C. Hutchinson, V. Caple, R. Martin,
K. Regan, H. Forrcstel
2nd Row: Miss Vetter, A. Berghorn,
L. Schalge, D. Perry, P. Quane,
J. Guy, M. Mattie, J. Lewis, H. Swift
3rd Row: V. Cheavacci,
G. Hollenbeck, R. Basom, K. Hall,
E. Lcight, D. Salverson, J. Johnston,
H. Richards, S. Fenton
4th Row: E. Phelps, J. Corbett,
D. Salustri, C. Vanderlip, F. Mattie,
E. Kaufifman, I. Bettio, C. Fox,
During the past year,
the members of the Press
Club have published a
monthly mimeographed pa-
per, "The Akronitef' and
have worked hard to make
the yearbook a success.
Seated: C. Fox, J. Eckerson,
N. Enea, V. Oakes, I. Bettio,
J. Cummings, D. Perry
Standing: D. Salvcrson,
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The members of this
group represent the stu-
dents who are outstanding
in character, leadership,
scholarship, and service.
Election to this group is
the highest honor Akron
High School can bestow.
President, Virginia Caple
Vice President, Robert Basom
Secretary, John Eckerson
Treasurer, Irma Bettio
Custodian, Ella Phelps
lst Row: R. Basnm, E. Phelps, V. Caple, I. Bettio, J. Eckerson
2nd Row: Mr. Greene, C. Vanderlip, D. Perry, H. Forrestel, J. Swarts, M. Walker, J. Johnston,
3rd Row: F. Zurlo, V. Oakes, L. Schalge, A. Weiler, K. Dickinson, J. Guy, J. Williams, R. Basom
The Hi-Y Club, newly
organized by Mr. Greene
this year, has for its pur-
pose, "To create, maintain
and extend throughout the
school and community,
high standards of Christian
character," by encouraging
clean speech, clean sports-
manship, clean scholarship
and clean living.
President, John Eckerson
Vice President, Charles Fox
Secre ta ry,
Treasurer, Gordon Dietz
lst Row: G. Dietz, C. Fox, J. Eckerson, F. McMullen
2nd Row: R. Basom, Richard Basom, R. Crosson, O. Ingalsbe, S. Fenton, R. Strickland
3rd Row: R. Downey, B. Cramer, K. Klotzbach, Mr. Greene, R. Martin, C. Hutchinson,
This year, the Dramatic
Club, under the supervision
of Miss Grace Moehlman,
has spent an eventful and
interesting year. For its
annual production, the club
presented the one-act play,
"The Valiant," in assem-
Officers of the club are:
Presiden t, Charles Fox
Vice Presiden t, Irma Bettio
Secretary, Virginia Oakes
Treasurer, Kenneth Regan
Seated: D. Etzold, L. Schalge, R. Buehring, E. Hofmeier, T. Weiler, M. Burdick, E. Walker,
Standing: R. Martin, F. Poodry, E. Odell, I. Draper, D. Forrestel, J. Williams, Miss Vetter,
H. Swift, S. Fenton, L. Poodry, K. Klotzbach, H. Richards, W. Luksch
lst Row: J. Corbett, A. Brewer, I. Bettio, C. Fox, V, Oakes, D. Perry, B. Cummings
2nd Row: J. Johnston, C. Vanderlip, K. Regan, G. Meier, O. Garry, L. Schalge
3rd Row: Miss Moehlman, B. Schultz, C. Wright, J. Lewis, V. UptegraB', C. Cheavacci, J. Swarts
4th Row: M. Walker, F. Mattie, M. Cheavacci, G. Williams, E. Leight, H. Richards,
M. Drachenberg, N. Enea, M. Mattie, M. McLeod, H. Forrestel
Besides continuing the
club project of correspond-
ence with students in Ger-
many, the members of the
German Club, under the
direction of Miss Vetter,
prepared an assembly pro-
gram of German classical
and folk songs.
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1st Row: E. Mattioli, C. Staebell, D. Hutchinson, S. Fenton, R. Anderson, D. Ritter
2nd Row: A. Steg, A. Kietzman, A. Graf, E. Blowers, M. Marble, M. Weber, M. Dietz, L. Bertram, D. Perry,
I. Bettio, J. Mattie, J. Winchester, E. Buchner, M. Caprio
3rd Row: F. Mattie, W. Downey, I. Fuller, J. Harris, J. Jeffrey, L. Walker, N. McCargar, J. Weseman, D. Salverson,
J. Johnston, E. Babel, L. Schalge, V. Oakes, H. Forrestel, E. Steeprock, A. Printup
4th Row: D. Cummings, O. Ingalsbe, K. Dickinson, W. Luksch, G. Dietz, C. Fox, O. Drachenberg, Mr. Prough,
R. Schackow, J. Eckerson, P. Milani, A. Kasperek, F. Schalge, B. Cramer
A CAPELLA CHOIR DANCE ORCHESTRA
We have a newcomer to our ranks this The dance orchestra, directed by John
yearmthe A Capella Choir-made up of Eckerson and Frank Zurlo has provided
boys and girls from the chorus. The choir . ' , .
prepared a music drama, "Yu1etide at the many en-loyavble hours of harmonious Swing
Court of King Arthur," for our Christmas for A- H- S- Hjittefbugs-H
assembly. They also received a high rating
in the Northwestern Music Festival.
lst Row: B. Pogel, J. Guy, J. Zurlo, D. Cummings, F. Zurlo, R. Williams, H. Forrestel, D. Perry
2nd Row: S. Fenton, K. Regan, D. Salustri, J. Eckerson
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Besides studying about their future vo-
cation, the active Future Farmers have or-
ganized a Rifle Club, a Scotch Band, a soft-
ball team, and a basketball team. They also
participated in a radio program over WBEN.
As a climax to a successful year, the club
sponsored its annual banquet combined with
an amateur show. The club's officers are:
President, Robert Basom
Vice-President, Austin Weiler 1
Secretary, Charles Fox
Treasurer, Howard Krull
Reporter, Chester Covel
1st Row: W. Nehrboss, C. Co vel,
C. Fox, A. Odell, R. Basom, A. Weiler,
H. Krull, R. Strickland, K. Hostc
2nd Row: H. Sawyer, R. Crossen,
L. Schultz, H. Poodry, V. Merlin,
C. Swarts, W. Kucek, C. Kraatz,
S. Weber, F. Murray, D. Hunt.
J. Bowen, G. Wight
3rd Row: R. Blackmore, W. Luksch,
J. Donaghue, A. Swarts, E. Burrows,
E. Schubel, H. Goodwin, A. Pacer,
R. Merlin, J. Burkhardt, Mr. Rnzelle
4th Row: G. Dietz, E. Overholt,
R. Downey, L. Diver, L. Skeet,
G. Tesnow, L. Swarts, H. Graeser,
J. Bieniek, R. Snell, E. Odell
To further the interest of students in vo-
cational hobbies is the purpose of the Hobby
Club. The members have developed their
talents in ceramics, Wood working, leather-
craft, and metal work.
President, John Holtz
Vice-President, Charles Ritecz
Secretary-Treasurer, Calvin Staebell
Advisor, Mr. Milton Norris
lst Row: C. Staebell, J. Holtz, C. Ritecz, I. Corbett, J. JeFl'rcy
2nd Row: R. Lewis, C. Kopp, J. Corbett, E. Mattioli, R. Cain, Mr. Norris, E. Tobin, R. Shanley, J. Cain, J. Harris
3rd Row: L. Altrogge, J. Schmigel, L. Corbett, D. Frey, A. Matlioli, J. Magu, R. Remsen, J. Daly V
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Seated: V. Uptegraff, M. Mattie, D. Raduns, E. Winspear
Standing: F. Zabicki, A. Pavalko, E. Kauffman, N. Sewert, A. Kaspcrek, Miss Eckerson, F. McLeod, C. Kashubu
Of inestimable value to the student body are those who aid us in the selection of good reading
material at the expense of their own leisure hours.
FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
To acquaint those who intend to pursue the teaching profession with their prospective responsi-
bilities, Miss McMillan has organized the Akron chapter of the Future Teachers of America. The
officers of the club are: .
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President, Jean Cummings Recording Secretary, Lucille Altrogge
Vice-President, Lucille Schalge Treasurer, Ella Phelps
Corresponding Secretary, Eleanor Babel G. O. Representative, Richard Basom !
Faculty Advisor, Miss McMikm .Mya V' 4
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Ist Row: A. Berghorn, D. Klotzbacli, Chappius, E. Blowers, F, johnson, N. Enea XM
Znd Row: C. Vanderlip, E. Phelps, E. Babel, J. Cummings, L. Schalge, E. Hofmeier W
3rd Row: Miss McMillan, G. Newton, N. McCargar, Richard Basom, Robert Basom, M. Dietz, B. Hunt,
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lst Row: R. Downey, C. Koss, K. Dickinson, G. Hollenbcck, B. Cramer, D. Tahamont, A. Drachenbcrg,
B. Cummings, L. Doctor, P. Ball
2nd Row: K. Mcjury, D. Salustri, A. Odell, C. Hutchinson, W. Poodry, R. Hellert, M. George, F. Schalgc,
F. McLeod, M. Schalge
3rd Row: H. Swift, F. Brown, W. Stapleton, A. Kasperek, M. Diluzio, R. Brackett, M. Pisaneschi, Mr. Thomas
Coach Bill Thomas inaugurated his 1939 sporting season by produc-
ing a championship football team. The fighting Tigers enjoyed a very
successful season with five wins, one loss, and a conference title.
Akron High bids farewell to the following Seniors: R. Stapleton,
M. George, D. Tahamont, P. Ball, B. Cummings, W. Poodry, F. McLeod,
A. O'Dell, F. Schalge.
The biggest event of the year was when the Tigers defeated, for the
first time in A. H. S. history, the Williamsville eleven. Coming from
behind, the team went to a glorious victory. Logan and Cummings led
Thus, a nearly perfect season came to an end, with two new glories
coming to Akron High. Coach Thomas and his team deserve much
credit for their courage and skill in bringing glory to Akron.
Leaders of the Weslern
New York Inlerseholu-
Lima, Ohio 15
'Non conference game
lst Row: A. Drachenberg, D. Tahamont, R. Downey, B. Cramer, K. Dickinson, P. Ball, C. Koss
2nd Row: B, Cummings, L. Doctor, B. Logan, R. Stapleton
Seated: H. Swift, Mr. Cerato, Mr. Thomas, M. Pisaneschi, M. Schalge
Standing: J. Zurlo, M. George, M. Diluzio, D. Salustri, W. Stapleton, A. Drachenbcrg, F. McLeod, P. McLeod
R. Stapleton, K. Mcjury, A. Caporali, F. Zurlo
The Akron High School basketball team, came through the 1938-1939 cam-
paign in fairly good style in the Northern Erie League by winning seven games
and losing nine. In spite of the losses sustained, the team showed the fighting
spirit for which Akron High is famous and truly served the school in victory and
The team inaugurated the season in new orange and black uniforms which
made a snappy appearance on the floor.
The 1938-1939 schedule and results are as follows:
We They We They
Williamsville 23 40 Depew 14 48
Depew 12 31 Albion 30 25
Clarence 34 19 Clarence 3 1 23
Lancaster 14 30 Lancaster 1 5 34
Albion 20 23 Alden 43 2 2
Alden 47 30 Pine Hill 30 ' 25
Pine Hill 34 24 Amherst 20 2 7
Amherst 23 45 Williamsville 31 54
Seated: F. McLeod, L. Doctor, H. Dennis, P. McLeod, A. Drachenberg, J. Mattie, M. Diluzio, D. Salustri,
H. Schultz, C. Koss, J. Zurlo
Standing: Mr. Cerato, M. Pisaneschi, G. Hollenbeck, R. Schackow, A. Weilcr, J. Rung, D. Doctor, A. Caporali,
L. Demonja, M. Schalge, H. Swift, Mr. Thomas
When the 1939 call for baseball was made, six veterans responded, together
with a large group of prospective rookies. With this start, Coach Thomas went
to work in building up his pennant-bidding team.
Scores and games are as follows:
Clarence-4 at Akron-9
Akron-14 at Alden-10
Williamsville-0 at Akron-1
Pine Hill-4 at Akron-8 Akron-6 at Pine Hill-7
East Pembroke-3 at Akron-11
East Pembroke-5 at Akron-13
Akron-4 at Amherstkl
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
Amherst at Akron Akron at Clarence Alden at Akron
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lst Row: P. Milani, P. Ball, C. Hutchinson, F. Schalge, R. Stapleton, C. Hoffman, A. Kasperek, M. George
2nd Row: V. Cheavacci, Mr. Bates,M. Abraham, V. Bucceri, F. Brown, A. Stratton, H. Abrams, O. Ingalsbe,
H. Martin, D. Stone, B. Cummings, J. Bluck, Mr. Ogden, K. Mcjury
3rd Row: C. Ellis, W. Bluck, G. Mitten, K. Buchner, A. Carroll, W. Stapleton, L. Bitterman, K. Litfm, W. Jones
M. Abrams, N. Flint, A. Pacer, J. Ellis, E. Mattioli
For the iifth consecutive year, Akron has sponsored a track team under the
direction of Mr. Bates, assisted by Mr. Ogden. With much prospective young
material, the coach plans to be able to build a team that within a few years will
be invincible in Westem New York track competition. The first tri-meet at
Amherst proved to Coach Bates that he needed more field power. However,
Akron did well, scoring 36LQ points. Schalge scored 6 points for Akron, Cum-
mings, 8. Stapleton and Hoffman each scored 3.
Other dates have been reserved for meets with Lancaster, Medina, and Pine
Hill, with a conference meet at Albion and a Western New York intersectional
meet to be held at Kenmore at the close of the season. A new record established
this season has been the mile run by Fay Schalge in 5'06".
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lst Row: P. Quane, V. Greene, J. Hunt, A. Brucker,'E. Walker, R. Zeiss, C. Stempien, D. Cummings
2nd Row: D. Whipple, C. Donnelly, L. Poodry, N. Sewert, R. Nice, L. Leswing, R. Phelps, C. Nehrboss,
F. Raykowski, A. Berghorn
3rd Row: V. Bluhm, B. Hunt, J. Keehn, J. Bluhm, G. Williams, C. Kepner, B. Schultz, I. Bettio, F. Mattie,
M. Nice, L. Schalge, J. Lewis
4th Row: E. Phelps, S. Mann, F. Kubis, R. Miller, G. Charles, Miss Smith, F. Wisler, E. Hellert, E. Wheling,
J. Blackchief, D. Klotzbach
The girls this year have rivaled the boys in intramural sports.
Tournaments in ping pong, tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball and bad-
minton have kept the feminine athlete busy all year. The sophomores carried
off the honors in all these sports, although the seniors gave them stiff compe-
Girls' track has been introduced recently. There has been more interest shown
in sports this year than ever before, and the girls are improving in everything
VILLAGE OF AKRON
"A Splendid Place to Live"
Make your home in Akron-Within a few minutes of Buffalo, Lancaster, Medina,
Lockport, Williamsville, and Batavia
Municipal owned and operated
Water System Sewer System Electric System
Two Railroads Bus System
Original Mushroom Tunnels
Gypsum and Cement Mines
Home of Akron Falls Park
Beautiful Healthful Good Homes Good Schools
Robert J. Robinson, Mayor
Grover B. Meahl, Trustee Floyd Flint, Trustee
Herbert M. Dickinson, Trustee Karl F. Caple, Village Clerk
Sylvester Stuhler, Trustee Lloyd Schad, Street Commissioner
Wm. H. Robinson, Village Attorney
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ANDERSON, Vice President and
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Congratulations to the Class of 1939
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67 Main Street Batavia, N. Y.
LOUISVILLE CEMENT CO.
Akron New York
199 East Avenue
DR. H. W. TRICK
FAY W. GRAVES
Funeral Director Lady Assistant
Sc to 51.00 Store
Paint-Wall Paper-Floor Coverings
Clarence, N. Y. Phone 215-J
Compliments of For
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Clare W' Oakes HAROLD G. MCVEAN
Agent Phone 116F22 Akron, N. Y.
R. S. MILLS BL SON
Volney L. Mills, Funeral Director
SALES 81, SERVICE
30 Main, Akron, N. Y.
New and Used Cars
Gulf Gasoline Zenith Radios
Easy Washing Machines
Phone 1 0 7
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Hamburg 714 Hamburg, N. Y.
Famous for Quality Since 1921
Hot Roast Beef
Two Miles East of Clarence
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Main Road, R. F. D.
Akron, N. Y.
LARKIN'S CASH MARKET
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Clarence, New York
Phone 281 We Deliver
HENRY W. DYE
81 Eckerson Avenue
Akron, N. Y. Phone 1
R. E. ROBINSON
Clothing, Fumishings, and Shoes
57 Main Street Phone 79
Akron, New York
R. G. STANBURY, M. D.
WARD'S DRY MILK
Akron, N. Y. l
Rings Pins Keys
For School, Sorority and Club Use
CHARLES C. SPIES
267 Kinsey Avenue, Kenmore, N. Y.
C. E. TOWNSEND
Phone 186 Akron, N. Y.
H. W. BERNHARDT
130 Main Street Akron, N. Y.
Phone Akron 22
DR. GLEN J. WEAVER
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MCALPINE, BRUMSTED 85 CO.
Batavia New York
ESSO SERVICE STATION
P. A. Hess
Gasoline - Kerosene - Motor Oils
Guaranteed Batteries - Tires
Phone 1 70 -W
G. B. MEAHL
Concrete Blocks and Ice
Air Conditioned Refrigerators
Akron, N. Y.
J. L. DARGAN, M. D.
Pontiac Cars Sunoco Gasoline Best Wishes
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Mill and Mechanic St., Akron, N. Y.
Flowers For All Occasions
143 East Avenue Akron, N. Y.
10 Main Street Akron, N. Y
OUR HOME MADE ICE CREAM
30c a Quart
M ea ts Groceries Veg e ta bles
Mrs. Eva Schad-Howard O. Cline
Paint Wall Paper
Akron, N. Y.
DA-N I RESTAURANT
E. W. BATES
Groceries and Vegetables
QUALITY DAIRY PRODUCTS
Akron-Maid Ice Cream
Creamed Cottage Cheese
"Dari-Rich" Chocolate Milk
"Green Spot" Orangeade
Special Orders Filled
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Phone 88 Akron, N. Y.
Oldsmobile Sales Bu Service
29 Buffalo St. Phone 20
DONALD A. KELSEY
5 Main Street Lockport, N. Y.
Let Us Do Your Dry Cleaning
DRY CLEANING COMPANY
Lockport, N. Y.
Phone Akron 79
R. E. ROBINSON 85 SON
For Watches and Jewelry of Fine
Quality and Good Value
Lockport, N. Y.
HAMILTON - GRUEN - ELGIN
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Edward T. Boes-Jeweler
Bewley Bldg., 2 Market Street
Lockport, N. Y.
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67 Locust Street Lockport, N. Y.
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