Alcee Fortier High School - Tarpon Yearbook (New Orleans, LA)

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Its beautifully slim and silvery body, often exceeding 200 lbs. in weight, is the ultimate goal of many an American angler, but only the hardier and more adventurous seek battle with the rugged Silver King. V The virile beauty of this denizen of the deep is mirrored in the steadfast simplicity of Fortier's architecture, and its qualities of courage, self-reliance and constancy are a perpetual inspiration to her students. From these hallowed halls countless boys have gone forth and carried the sign of the Tarpon to great heightsg many others have carried it with them into battle and to death. May we, who shall say our last farewell to Fortier, and all others who will come after us and mingle their footprints with our own al- ways remember our great emblem and what it stands for--an emblem for which we would surely give our all-THE TARPON. -xx THETA F M45 WNW 19,,4A,4 ,,fzzQ. .we .S2l'Ll'0l' Cfadd of THE ALCEE FORTIER HIGH SCHOOL New Orleans, Louisiana FGREWORD HE COMPLETION of THE 1945 TARPON brings the encouraging hope that the foundation has been laid for a great and lasting tradition. No school is complete without its Yearbook-that volume whose pages of happy recollections touch every retiring grad with a sense of solemnity. ,It is only as we are about to leave that we begin to fully appreciate all that has been done for us While here. We leave behind much that is dear to us-our classmates and teachers, the varied interests and cherished hobbies we acquired, the thrills of the sports we engaged in. We leave our high positions of honor in clubs and organizations and step to the bottom rung of the ladder to begin our next endeavor, be it col- lege, the armed forces, or a cog in the machinery of industry. We leave with bright hopes for the future- each of us treasuring the memories and recollections of our four years here at Fortier. It's been a wonderful time, a constructive time, of both mind and body. We thank everyone so much who helped to make these years so pleasant and so fruitful. The staff who compiled this book hopes that it will help to perpetuate the memories born and shared in the halls of our Alma Mater. To all those whose diligent efforts and staunch encouragement contributed to the success of this edition of THE TARPON we are indeed deeply indebted and most grateful. ,af ,,, f , ,l fm q fsf 5-w 'ff V N L 7,4 9 iff -5- F x lff X Y ' lv x Y fl " N-. ' T 'f' eiiiflff ' 'K' ' .' x.' 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Let me commend most highly the Inne Class of 1945 for its remarkable energy in overcoming the many unavoidable obstacles thrown in its way and its persistence in providing so creditable a Yearbook. May the careers of the members of the Class be signalized by similar success in the attainment of all the rewards of honest effort and may their lives be crowned with the fulfillment of all their ambitions and the joy of duty and work well done. THE Pl-IILQSOPHY OF LIFE Y philosophy of life as well as of education may be embodied significantly in three words, duty, work and play. Every individual-man or woman, boy or girl-has a moral obli- gation to work in the performance of duty, duty to self, duty to his job, duty to his home, duty to his community, to his state, to his country, and to the Almighty, that is, to exercise and to develop his innate, in- herent qualities and potentialities of body and mind to the fullest extent of his capacity and ability to the end that he may become a highly- developed moral, mental and physical human entity. Necessarily, working intelligently, regularly and efficiently in the performance of the individual's various duties, acquires skill, econo- mizes time, and affords the individual opportunity for wholesome play and avocational pursuits, an essential phase of human development. Applied educationally, this philosophy requires a modern educa- tional plant or structure, adequately equipped, a staff of high-minded, collegiate and pedagogically trained, energetic and loyal instructors, and a curriculum embodying subject matter varying in content and in activities to satisfy the development of individuality, to embrace the cultural background of civilization, to emphasize the problems and relationships of present-day social, economic and civic conditions, and, finally, to insure the creation of a well-rounded, cultured, practical, high-minded citizen of our Commonwealth. JOHN R. CONN IFF, Principal Page Tu elve DEDICATION HE FUTURE of this country is in our hands, the Youth of America. We inherit a nation of glorious heri- tage at a point in her history when the world is in chaos. Our responsi- bilities are grave, our opportunities unlimited. To us falls the task of achieving the Four Freedoms. The words of the Atlantic Charter must be the deeds of our generation. It is a large order, but with America's heroic past for inspiration, we will not fail. The builders of America were hardy and adventurous people of staunch hope and high courage. They came to their appointed tasks with basic ideas of freedom and equality. For three hundred years this spirit has prevailed in the hearts of Americans. The results of our way of life are open for the world to behold. We have become the greatest nation on earth. To preserve the peace we will have to profit by the mistakes of the past. We, too, shall make mistakes but because we are freethinking, free-spoken and self-governed, we can remedy our errors and forge ahead. just as once before in our history we could not endure a nation half slave and half free, so today we cannot live in a world half free and half slave. While the din of battle continues to sear the soul of mankind and the peace is yet to be won, proudly and with great faith we are prepared to meet our assignments not as so many obligations, but as glorious opportunities. Pray God we shall make the most of these. To the Youth of America into whose hands Destiny has thrust the torch of a golden opportunity this humble volume is proudly and confidently dedicated. I U na mv K .Si iw' 1' E P' Q Q Q 4 . ,P " aiu", Fw3N??f2ii'?lfi.N N 1 K "M-RQiA,, if '3-Q fT? ' m i l N K M ,ww -, ' -svn -xi- Jr ,--- KX- Y 4 xx af, ,am .f t ', 'nfl . ind! 7 X Q X5 34 x 'I . 2 f ff if , T.. ,Q ,px i' , 'mx 7 ft A i M Av .N A x Az Page Thu-teen W UR IELMEI 6551 NE ww 3 ISTORY OF THE JUNE '45 CLASS By BILL HILLER Class Historian DONALD E. LAGARDE, President OOK back to that memorable day in Sep- tember, 1941, when we entered Alcee For- tier High School for the first time. We gazed at the surroundings with a mixed feeling of awe and hewilderment. Where should we go for our first class? What would we do if an upper classman discovered we were freshmen? These and many other questions were prevalent in our young, unassuming minds. Then we noticed an old friend of ours who obviously was just as frightened as we were. This, at least, gave us courage, knowing that we were not alone in our bewilderment. 1 MERLE SEHNERT Treasurer HARRY CONRAD . Secretary JULIAN SIMS Vice-President WILLIAM HILLER Historian Finally some lists were tacked on the bulle- tin boards. From these we learned which home room we were assigned to. Imagi-ne our sur- prise and chagrin when we were unable to locate the assigned home room. How were we, the Freshmen, to know that all the "even" home rooms were on the Nashville Street side, and all of the "odds" were on the joseph Street side? At last this fact penetrated to the inner recesses of our minds. When we entered our assigned home rooms, the loudspeaker blared. forth in- structions for the opening day. This was our first contact with Mr. Conniff, the principal of the school. As we wandered from class to class, we met many new friends in the opening weeks. In a short period we were taking an active part in the life of the school. Our four years at Alcee Fortier were spent in a pleasant atmosphere. It seems strange that we are on the threshold of graduating from the school. Our years in high school seemed to pass very swiftly. In these four years we have been outfitted for our place in lifeg some grad- uates will enter the armed services of their coun- try, some will enter college, and some will enter the commercial and business world. The mem- ories of our high school life at Fortier will occupy a warm spot in our hearts always. i J Page Sixteen THE GRADUATES In our first term at school, September, 1941, we helped elect Durell Hiller as Governor and Tom McIntosh as Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Fortier. The Junior Band director, Mr. Thomas Kelly, was transferred to S. J. Peters High School as musical director. Mr. Emile Schillio succeeded Mr. Kelly as the junior Band director. The Tarpon swimming team lived up to their aquatic name as they won their eighth consecutive Louisiana State Swimming Rally by a wide margin. Colonel Hiram "Bookie" Brady, first head of the Fortier Military Unit, resigned his post as ranking officer. Guy LeBreton took over the reins as colonel of the rapidly growing unit. Eldon Broders headed an alert, peppy cheerleading squad. Gene Honore, a june, '45 grad, was then a freshman cheerleader. NOLAN A. BOURGEOIS, JR. WARREN E. BRENNEN JOHN R. BENNETT, JR. WILLIAM M. BAGNETTO JAMES O. BROOKS LOUIS H. BONIN, JR. STEPHEN W. ACKERMAN. JR. JOSEPH R. CALEYO, JR HARRY L. BURK ROBERT H. BURGAMY ALFRED C. BEROT FELIX P. BABIN i . 5 Page Seventeen THE GRADUATES RAYMOND I. BRUBAKER, JR. BOBBY G. BROCKER PROSPER J. BROWER WADE J. BOLOTTE ROBERT H. ADOLPI-I HENRY B. BROADFOOT. JR. CHARLES F. BROWN PERRY H. BEALL , ALVIN W. CATOIRE MALCOLM C. CLOUKEY RONALD L. BLACK FRANK J. CLESI Miss Lilburn organized a Debating Club whose first president was Robert Moore. 50,000 signatures were gathered to petition the School Board for an auditorium and a gym. Because of a lack of funds in the School Board treasury, plans for the building of the auditorium and gym were dropped. Tom Ficken was then writ- ing "Fish Tales" for the Silver and Blue. Irving Klein was the president of the February '42 class. The Fourth Annual Civic Ball was held 'at the Municipal Auditorium in December of '4l. War clouds gathered on the horizonl Many Tarpons answered their country's call add en- listed in the armed forces. Albert Mason on a routine training flight plunged to his death in Page Eighteen THE GRADUATES the icy waters of historic Lake Tahoe at Mather Field-Fortiei-'s first war casualty. Captain Bill Gaffney headed a luckless Tarp eleven which failed to win a single game. Clayton Timpken and Harold "Whitey" Peterson were chosen co- captains of the 1942 Fortier gridders. In Febru- ary, 1942, a Fortier Chapter of the National Honor Society was installed through the efforts of Mr. Karlem Riess, who left in March to work as a Navy chemist. The first Fortier Bicycle Brig- ade was organized in February of '42, the pur- pose of the club being to promote safety while riding a bicycle. The Fortier Funstival of '42 was a streamlined affair. One of its features was a full-length entertainment of vaudeville. James Blitch was elected president of the June '42 NORMAN J. BERGERON. JR. CLINTON F. COULON. JR. JOHN C. CLARK ELLIS E. DEAR LESLIE B. COCHRANE THOMAS J. COKER, JR. ROBERT J. DUNN RICHARD T. DESFORGES RICHARD J. DICHARRY ELWOOD J. CONRAD JOHN G. DANNER, JR. HARRY E. CONRAD Page Nineteen X -I .tu tt .- .rstfg if is .Q s if HUBERT J. FROEBA FRANK R. GROVES, JR. DAMIAN W. FISCHER THE GRADUATES . N .5.:..,. -.X-iiiifix N- " ggi. . :X i RX.. . nm. sz.. f M . K gf...-Q: it H - ut. .- S il--E .'1 "lp iss: it sr " -is -t . S s- "" A WILLIS R. FOSTER ' CHARLES D. DEES, JR. B1-:NEDICT J. CAMPBELL, Jn. graduating class by an overwhelming majority. Our first year at Fortier ended with the begin- ning of the summer vacation. In September, 1942, Torn Mclntosh and Dick Lotspeich were elected Governor and Lieutenant- Governor by a unanimous vote. The enrollment of students in the school fell off sharply to 1600. ISAAC D. S. FARRAR, JR. WILLIAM A. GAMBLE ALVIN ENGLAND JOHN M. FRAERINGX WILLIAM E. ECKENBRECHT, ALFRED W. EVANSQJR. jerry McIntosh was chosen head cheerleader for the '42 football season. Colonel Thomas "Skip- py" Awalt took over the position of ranking officer of the Military Unit. Lieutenant Louis Fox of the United States Army became Com- mandant of the greatly enlarged Fortier Military Unit. Fortier students collected 101 tons of scrap metal in the nationwide drive during the fall. Page Twenty 1 THE GRADUATES The total proceeds obtained from the sale of the metal amounted to 3831.64 Disregarding some slight expendituresg the money, eight hundred dollars, was' divided between three war agencies. The annual Civic Ball was replaced by a stage production entitled "A Night of Stars." Dr. Hamil Cupero, director of Fortier's Senior Band, left to become Specialist in Instrumental Music for the School Board. Coach Jack Pizzano ended a decade as head Tarp gridiron mentor. john Treen became president of the February '43 grads. In january '45 Fred "Fritzie" Eagan, dy- namic guard, was chosen captain of the Tarpon football team. The Governor of Louisiana, Sam Jones, spoke at a general assembly of-the school in March, 1943. Vacation time arrived, and another year at Fortier ended. ELROY D. GEISENHEIMER JOHN W. GOEDDERTZ EDWIN R. HEBERT JOHN A. GREEN VICTOR GOLD EMANUEL J. GLINKY FRANCIS W. I-IUETE JAMES W. HOPKINS JOHN H. HAROLD, JR. WILLIAM E. I-IILLER WILLIAM A. I-IOLLEY WALTER F, HILL Page Twenty-one . THE GRADUATES CHARLES J. JUNG JOSEPH L. JEANSONNE GEORGE W. JOHNSTON EUGENE A. HONORE DONALD B. JACKSON ALLEN KU!-IN WALTER F. KIPPLE DONALD E. LAGARDE CLARENCE W. KERTH DONALD P. KELLEY LAWRENCE M. KRAMER, JR. BERT A. KEHL jack Benjamin was elected Governor, and E. Bradford Holbrook was chosen Lieutenant- Governor in September, 1943. The Kiwanis Key Club was installed in the school. Ted Weber became its first president. Harry Finklestein, a June '45 grad, was head cheerleader. Joseph La- France was chosen to lead the Military Unit. The Honor Society collected a list of former Fortier students who had given their lives in the service of theirlcountry. In February of 1944 "Chuck" Railey took over as Governor, and jerry Moden- bach as Lieutenant-Governor. The Fortier Band and the Co-Operative Club presented "The Show- boat," one of the best variety shows ever staged by the school. joe Harris headed the june '44 grads as their president. On Tuesday, April 18, Page Twenty-two THE GRADUATES 1944, the Honor Society dedicated a memorial plaq-ue to former Fortier students who were killed in action while members of the armed forces. The first Fortier yearbook, The Tarpon, rolled off the presses and met with a huge suc- cess. An enthusiastic, alert staff, led by Editor joe Harris, whipped together the initial annual of the school. Billy Holley was elected Govenor in Sep- tember, 1944 with Bill Gamble as the Lieutenant- Goyernor. Hill Bonin became the Cadet Colonel of the Military Unit. The enrollment of the school continued to drop off. As a result seven teachers left Fortier, being transferred to other schools of the city. The February grads planned a special edition of the Silver and Blue instead of JOSEPH C. LANDWEHR JACOB R. LAHASKY ELDON A. MUMME RONALD J. MULLIGAN EARL R. LeCORGNE DOMINICK M. LAGO ALFRED E. MOULEDOUS, JR. MACK A. MATHIS MARCEL A. LOISEL, JR. WALTER J. MANNING GEORGE W. JONES DONALD J. MILLER Page Twenty-three THE GRADUATES ANTHONY J. ORTEGA MARVIN A. PISKE PATRICK E. 0'CONNOR, JR. BARKEF K. OSIGIAN, JR. RICHARD M. MILLS SIDNEY V. OPOTOWSKY PAUL N. PLANCI-IET, JR. ROBERT J. PECOT MORRIS B. PHILLIPS CARL J. POPE EDMUND P. PIXBERG, JR. RUDOLPH D. PARKS, JR. putting out a Class Book. Dave Treen was elect- ed president of the February '45 grads. Fortier's junior and Senior Bands were cited for the sec- ond time for rendering outstanding contributions to the nation's war effort. The Fortier junior P.S.A.A. Minnow basketball team copped first place in the inaugural Public School Basketball League. The school led all other public schools of the city in the sale of war stamps and bonds during the Sixth War Loan Drive. Fifty-six Tarpons, the smallest mid-term graduating class in the history of the school, held their commence- ment exercises at McMain Auditorium january 22, 1945. Came February 1945 and we were Senior "A's", looked up to by all other students of the Page Twenty-four THOMAS O. PRUNTY FRANK H. RENAUDIN, JR. OSCAR D. RANDALL THE GRADUATES school. A new Constitution for the State of Fortier was drawn up by the General Assembly and passed by the students. Two new officials, Secretary of State and Treasurer, were created by this Constitution. George Gill and Ronnie Black were elected to fill these postions respec- tively. Dr. Hamil Cupero returned as Senior Band director after an absence of three years. JULES C. ROBERT JULIAN I-I. SIMS JOSEPH D. SEAL Page Tu-'eniy-five In the election of class officers Donald Lagarde became President, julian Sims, Vice-President, Eddie Conrad, Secretary, Merle Sehnert, Treas- urer, and Bill Hiller, Historian. Instead of hold- ing the graduation exercises at City Park Stadium as in recent years, it was planned to hold the exercises at McAlister Auditorium on June 4th. The night following, june 5th, a colossal Senior GERSON PENTES EMILIO A. RODRIGUEZ HERBERT J. SUTTON SAMUEL SCI-IWARTZ LESTER J. SCHEINUK HARRY D. ODELL, JR. THE GRADUATES MERLE F. SEHNERT ROBERT E. TURNER NORMAN E. TRUITT, JR. EDWIN H. TANENBAUM SIDNEY L. VAIL, JR. JACK F. WEISS CHARLES A. TAMMETTA CHARLES H. VOGT JAMES L. WRIGHT, JR. FREDERICK C. WEISS. JR. LEONARD W. WEISS. JR. CHARLES L. WEAKLEY, JR. Prom is scheduled for the Tulane Room of the Jung Hotel with the music of johnny Dedroit and his orchestra. During the fifth inning of the For-tier-Behrman P.S.A.A. baseball contest, the sudden death of President Roosevelt was an- nounced. This news stunned the crowd, and a moment of silence in his memory was observed. Due to the President's death on April 12, the Kiwanis Key Club dance scheduled for April 14 was postponed until April 20. The dance was held in the basement of the school and was en- joyed by all attending. -"'Senior A Night" met with a big success, as usual. Buddy Bishop and his band played for both of these dances. Thus with the Senior Prom, four years of high school life ended for us. Page Twenty-.tix THE GRADUATES Among the more prominent grads in the Honor Society are Stephen Ackerman, its presi- dent, and Willis Foster. The June '45 grads in the Kiwanis Key Club are very numerous. Al- fred Evans, Hill Bonin, and Bill Gamble Carry the brunt of this organization's activities. There are many other outstanding boys in the graduat- ing class. Some of these are: Charlieyjung, editor of the '45 Tarpong likable Donnie Lagarde, Class Presidentg Julian Sims, the Vice-Presidentg Frank Groves, honor graduateg Morris Phillips, Vice- President of the Honor Societyg Sidney Vail, Sec- retary of the same organizationg Eddie Conrad and Merle Sehnert, class officersg Bill Holley, Governor of the State of Fortierg Alfred Moule- dous, chairman of the now defunct Civic Com- SYDNEY G. DeFRAITES. JR. GEORGE W. GILL, JR. THEODORE D. LALA GEORGE E. KEEN RUDOLPH C. OSTENDORF ROBERT J. ROZES KOA D. COOK GILBERT H. WADE, JR. THOMAS L. WHALEY. JR. LYNN B. WOOTEN WARREN E. WILLIAMS MICHEL H. YUSPEH Page Twenty-seven THE GRADUATES i LAWRENCE C. ALLEN TAZEWELL W. BAIRD ROBERT L. DOMBOURIAN ' DONALD R. WADE mittee, james "Track Star" Wright, speedy sprinter of the track squadg Sid Opotowsky, like- wise a very speedy gent, Hubie Froeba, diminu- tive basketball sharpshooterg Ray Brubaker, al- ternate-captain of the swimming teamg gangling Paul Planchet, prominent in the Honor Society and bull-session enthusiastg Richard Mills, the character who almost always ad journs the Honor Society meetings, Gene' "Little Giant" Honore, pint-sized cheerleaderg james QWesley or "Whitt- ney"D Hopkins, who grows a bumper crop of corn each year with his jokes O93 and last and definitely least, ye writer of this supposed his- SIDNEY YONKELOWITZ tory, Bill "Modest Gene" Hiller, whose jokes are even cornier than Hopkins's, if that is pos- sible. Q We, the members of the june '45 Class, wish to express our sincere thanks to Principal Con- niff and the faculty for the help they have given us along the way. We earnestly hope that by the time the next graduation comes around, the clouds of war will have entirely disappeared. up It is with a mixture of regret and joy to be going oh to other fields that we say our last goodbye to our revered Alma Mater, Alcee Fortier High. i Page Twenty-eight fwwfuwfa off" 1 5 "1 - - W , : f Yr nlfxe VW' v P "1 .V fn K 1 ? -'I-Q' A :. E , g a'-:nik l ei memorial cruise iff ORTIER'S custom of honoring her heroes of war in a Memorial Service was begun last year. On April 18, 1944, forty-four students, who had made the supreme sacrifice in this war were especially remembered and honored. Their names were engraved upon plates of silver and placed on a beautiful plaque which hangs in the entrance hall of the school. Since that day fifty-three more have died for their country. Fortier paid respect to these last at a solemn service on April 20, 1945. Three men of different faiths offered prayers for them and the things they died to preserve. In the presence of their loved ones and of the students these men of God brought home to us the mag- nitude of their sacrifice and the great responsi- bility which they bequeathed to the living. This service was made practical through the efforts of the Honor Society, which adopted the Memorial Plaque as a project last year. The plaque itself was a gift of the Cooperative Club. Following the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by the Fortier Band, the Reverend john Curley, S. J., delivered the invocation. The band played a hymn and this was followed by a prayer by the Reverend Robert Manning. Mr. Conniff then read the names from the Memorial Plaque and led the entire gathering in the Pledge to the Flag. At the conclusion of the ceremonies Rabbi julian Feibleman delivered the benediction and the exercises ended with the sounding of Taps. Page Thirty MORGAN ATWOOD RICHARD BAKER HARRY BALDWIN SAMUEL BARKOFF JOHN BAUDOIN HOBART BLAKESLEE ALLAN BLOSSMAN CHANDLER BOSWELL SYLVAN BOUCHE WINSTON BRADBURY EDWARD BRAUNER GEORGE BUCHER WILBERT CALKINS EUGENE CARBY HENRY CAREY JOHN CASEY THOMAS COLLEY ALBERT COLLINS CHARLES CONRAD ROBERT COVINGTON GEORGE DOUGLASS FRANCIS DUFFY MARVIN DUNCAN JAMES DUPAS JOSEPH DUPRE RANDOLPH EDWARDS HARRY ENGELBRECHT JOSEPH FELIX ARTHUR FIELDER RAYMOND FLEMING JAMES FORTSON PIERRE GELPI LEONARD GOLL WILLIAM GOODWIN JACK GORDON FRANKLIN GOUGH RICHARD HARANG CHARLES HARRISON LOUIS HEINTZ HERBERT HIRTH Page Tbiriy-one ir'k'k tit ' Memoriam 'ik' SIDNEY HOLT HAROLD JACKSON PAUL JULIENNE EDWARD KANE CLYDE KENNEDY FRANCIS KENNY CALVIN KINGSMILL DAVID KORN JOSEPH LA FRANCE ANDRE LANDRY EDWIN LANKSTON ARTHUR LAZARUS JOHN LEMOINE CHARLES LEVIN MELVILLE LEVY BYRON LINDSLEY JAMES LOHMAN ALBERT MAHER COSIMO MANALLE ALBERT MASON FRED MASSET HERBERT MCCAMPBELL ALEXANDER MCCARTY RICHARD MCCURDY CHARLES MCKINLEY CARLYLE MENDEZ GIBBS MONROSE CHARLES MURPHY CHARLES NELSON HOMER NICHOLS ALLEN ODEN PASQUALE PALERMO ALFRED PHELPS JOHN POCHE JOSEPH POURCIAU CHARLES PRECHTER, JR RONALD PUTFARK WALSH RADEBAUGH JOHN RAUCH WALLACE REED LOUIS ROSENBAUM FREDERICK RUCKERT DONALD SCHANZBACH GEORGE SCHAUB LEON SCHWARTZ PAUL SCOTT GILBERT SIMONEAUX HARRY SIMS PAUL SMITH ALEXANDER SOLOMON EDWARD THILBORGER THOMAS TOMENY IRVING WARSHAUER BRYSON WATTS GEORGE WIMBERLY SAMUEL XVRIGHT RUDOLPH ZIEGLER S SAUL ZION DAVID ZOLLER wmv VOYAGE! T 10 A. M. on july 7, 1944, the S. S. Alcee Fortier, 125th ship to be launched by the Delta Shipbuilding Co., Inc., of New Orleans, slid down the ways. Sponsor was Mrs. Elmire Fortier Foret, with Miss Margaret Fortier and Miss Jacqueline For- tier, all granddaughters of the late Louisiana his- torian and educator, as co-sponsors. Represen- tatives of the Alcee Fortier High School were uniformed members of the school's Military Unit and Mr. John R. Conniff, school principal. highest degree, was destined to become a teach- er. After a brief period in the classroom at the Boys' High School, he went to the University of Louisiana, where he became principal of the pre- paratory department. In 1880 he was made pro- fessor of French. When the school took the name of Tulane University, he was named pro- fessor of Romance languages and at the time of his death was dean of the graduate college of the university. Alcee Fortier 11856-19147, for whom this ship was named, started his career as a banking clerk, but, supported by an education of the Snapper! nt the launching of the S. S. Alcee Fortier, are shown below the sponsors surrounded hy uniform- ed representatives of the For-tier High School. They are, left to right: Victor Hatch, Harvey Lonper, Charles Yuspeh, Miss Margaret Fortier, Mrs. Elmire Fortier Foret. Miss Jacqueline Fortier, Hill Bonin, Mr. Alcee I. J. Fortier, Leroy Hicks, lViIliam Trdplh Buddy Bloecher, and Glen Bonin. . Page Thirty-two ' HE annual Fortier custom of celebrating Thanksgiv- ing by distributing baskets to the needy was entered into with spirit and enthusiasm this year. Thirty-six baskets from every homeroom in the school were taken to the doorsteps of insti- tutions and needy families throughout the city. A tangible message of thankfulness and goodwill to many, this project was perhaps as enjoyable to the students as to those who receiv- ed the gifts. Under the direction and care of the Fortier Chapter of the Junior Red Cross baskets were arranged in each home- room and put on exhibition in HANKSGIVING the school basement. Prizes were given to the three homerooms contributing the best baskets. Three parents judged the baskets. First prize in the Tbanksgizfing Bas- ket display -was awarded to Room 415 Cbelo-wh second prize -went to Room 211 frigbtjg while third honors -were captured by Room 201 flower rigbtl. Page Thirly-three Following a request by the Junior Red Cross for a decorative mural to dress up the recreation center at Camp Plauche, Mr. joseph Smith and his art students set to work and in a very short time completed the paintings shown here. The theme of "Pin-up Girl" was decided upon as being most likely to stimulate the flagging spirits of weary G. I.'s. The annual floral offering contributed by the student: Governor Holley is shown accepting the Waste Fats in memory of John McDonagh it pictured before being Banner u-'on by the school for contributing the greatest taken by school representatives to his monument. amount of -waste fats during the drive. Page Thirty-four IRTHDAY PARTY HE fourteenth anniversary of Fortier High School was celebrated with a birthday party Tuesday, February 14. The ceremonies were held in the Band Room, as the highlight of the evening was a musical program presented by members of the band under the direction of Mr. Emile Schillio. An opening speech by Mr. H. E. Falbaum, president of the Cooperative Club, was followed by short speeches of congratulation from former presidents of the Club. Mr. Con- niff acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced the talented musicians. Two piano duets by Alfred Mouledous and Michel Yuspeh, three ...I all is all -::t'..,.U', I I I wxffizh "T 'A'-s.f-L-N-Wm.-,'fi""" - 'H , , ,-f W7 . 15, -557 'bags 55 ,Adi N X 'fe Z N '55 G ,-ss, 'SXI3 I fu 1 C ,, violin solos by Mr. Schillio, two trombone duets by Paul Jones and Herbert Holeman, and a third piano duet made up the evening's entertainment. The cutting of a large beautifully decorated birthday cake, resplendent in silver and blue, cli- maxed the evening. The party, sponsored by the Cooperative Club, was attended by many parents, students and members of the faculty. As members of the faculty, tbe Cooperative Club, friends of the school and students look on, Mr. Conniff prepares to cut the cake at a party given by the Cooperative Club commemorating Fortier's fourteenth anniversary. Page Thirty-five S. x -, -1? Q ua.:-Z-Q -2-1 ,,g-5'-31" EQ X i s ' v '.., rNlQ ,N X ' L. 1 ' X X Mg I I t l X P x.1U'v4 Jr! lgggl luwl fN jN?ktNMSgvM'41 A1577 WT IEE Z 1 , A 71 xv! 1 x' 12 1 k fi' tt X :.w I fill , A? 'J X ' li x,gm1'x1 X f ff , N 1- f X12 , X! X " Q X N X . , X 1 X . r X 1 ' ' 1 X 1 f x 1 5 Q! X , ' X X THE TATE OF ALCEE F GRTIER WILLIAM HOLLEY Governor BILL GAMBLE Lieutenant-Governor GEORGE GILL Secretary of State RONALD BLACK Treasurer NDER the able leadership of Governor Bill Holley, the Fortier student government during the past year made noteworthy advances toward improving the conditions of the "State of Fortier". The first term's General Assembly, which went into office with Governor Holley and Lieutenant-Governor William Gamble last September, made an outstanding contribu- tion in presenting the State with a new constitution which was ratified by twenty-seven of the parishes in a special election on February 6. The Constitution was drawn up by a committee of the Assembly from a draft prepared by Bill Gamble. Several new offices and departments and a more rigorous organization were instituted. Other changes and additions were a preamble, a definite time of meeting, revised requirements for elected offi- cials, and a new method of ratifying amendments. George Gill was elected Secretary of State, Ronald Black was made Treasurer, and a new Legislature was sworn into of- fice in February. Steve Ackerman became Speaker of the House, and Leonard Weiss and Merle Sehnert were appointed Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms, respectively. The Senate elected Eddie Con- rad President pro tem, Willis Foster, Clerk, and John Green, Sergeant-at-Arms. Among the several projects undertaken dur- ing the term the most noteworthy were instituting the Advisory Board of school clubs, furthering the project to blacktop the rectangle, and the presenting of medals as athletic awards. Page Thirty-eight Member: of the Senate of the State of Alcee Fortier are, left to right, first row: Robert Taylor, john Arnold, John Harold, Robert Rozes, Donald Jackson, Robert Lagardeg second row: Wfarren Brennen, Bert Froeba, James Brooks, Bill Gamble, lVillis Foster, Richard Mills. SENATORS John Arnold Eddie Conrad Ted Haller Don jackson Alfred Mouledous William Bagnetto Ronald Coryell john Harold Robert Lagarde Donald O'Rourke james Brooks Hubert Froeba Joe Hernandez Ivan Leopold Gail Preston Harry Brown Emanuel Glinky Francis Huete Milton Mays Robert Rozes REPRESENTATIVES Stephen Ackerman john Fritschler Frank Holiday julian Levey Frank Renaudin Donald Diboll Hubert Froeba Melvin jeffrey Alan McWhorter Jules Robert David Douglas James Gremillion George Johnston Robert Orenstein joe Santo, Jr. Will Eckenbrechr Morris Harary Hiram Kruse, Jr. Edmund Pixberg, jr. Charles Schillin Robert Taylor Norman Truirt Gilbert Wade james Wright Merle Sehnert George Sladovich jack Weiss Representatives of the State of Alcee Fortier are, left to right, first row: Stephen Ackerman, lVilliam Tindell, Robert Orenstein, Hiram Kruse, james Gremillion, Julian Levey, John Fritscbler, Bill Oberbelmang second ro-w: Isaac Ferrer, Harry Brown, Alan MvlVlJorter, Page Thirty-nine Joe Caleyo, Morris Herary, Merle Sehnert, George Johnston. NATIONAL f x PONC5 599275 51 4 ? : l ' E NATIONAL ONOR SOCIETY HARACTER, Scholar- ship, Leadership and Service-these are the stan- dards of the National Honor Society. In every state of the Union, and in several of our insular possessions, there are high school chapters of the Society-over 2700 of them formed in twenty-four years of activity. The Honor Society, primarily an honorary or- ganization, gives recognition to students who prove themselves to be conscientious workers with a desire to help themselves and their school. The chapter at Fortier was organized in the Spring of 1942 by Mr. Karlem Reese, then a teacher here. The present officers are Stephen Ackerman, Morris Phillips, and Sidney Vail. The school treasurer, Mr. Stanley Fitzpatrick, was chosen to be our treasurer. Five members of the faculty serve as a faculty council, and an- other as sponsor, to aid the boys in any way possible. Much credit is due Mr. Reese, Miss Cecilia Grimm, the first sponsor, and Miss Wilma Lilburn, the present sponsor. On the faculty council now are Miss Eleonora Wallbillich, Mr. john Martin, Miss Ethel Pinski, Mr. Claude jones and Miss Lilburn. Under john Plattner, the City Council of Honor Societies was formed among the 'several chapters in the city. It has succeeded in organ- izing a chapter at John McDonogh High School. Under J. B. Kahn a memorial plaque for Fortier boys killed in action was dedicated in April of 1944. The only activity this year is a plaque for Honor Society boys in the armed services. Members of the Fortier Honor Society are, left to right, first row: Stephen Ackerman, Hill Bonin, Perry Ecleman, Sidney Opotowsky, jacob Lahasky, Andrew Mays, jackson McNeely, julian Levey, Leonard Harmeyerg second row: Malcolm Cloukey, Merle Sehnert, Todd Carroll, George Foerster, Allen O'Dowd, Morris Phillips, John Marque, lVilber Goeddertz, Tom Hillerg third row: Robert Lagarde, Jerry Willis, Harry Schmidt, Morris Levy, julian Sims, Sidney Vail, Raymond Brubaker, Tom Hallyg fourth row: Robert Pfister, John Bennett, Wfarren Brermen, Richard Mills, Thomas Louis, Bert Kehl, Frank Groves, Alfred Evansy fifth row: Donald Lagarde, James IV:-ight, Paul Planchet, Alfred Mouledous, Wlilliam Gamble, Miss Wilnza Lilburn, Faculty Advisor, Norman Truitt, and john Clark. ' ' Page Forty ILVER and 681.1113 ITH fewer students on the staff than in previous years, and beset with numerous difficulties growing out of a greatly decreased enrollment and the wartime shortages in metal, paper and photographic material, the Silver and Blue appeared at the beginning of the school term to be headed for troubled waters and a lean year. The fact that the school paper enjoyed one of its best years in a decade both from the jour- nalistic and financial angle remains a lasting tribute to the ability, efficiency, enthusiasm and loyalty of the editors and staff members who held the reins of management and directed its edi- torial policy throughout the year. THE STAFF Anthony Ortega ....... .,.......,.,,........,......... - ........ ......,.,.... . N ews Ralph Washofsky ......... ......... F eatures William Gamble. ....,.,.. ......... 5 ports Charles Jung ,,,,,,,,...... ,..... . Editorials Merle 'Sehnert ,........,... .......V....,..... C irculation Charles Rosenblum .,.....,. ........ B usiness Manager Charles Griffin ............. ......--......, P hotography REPORTERS Chris Bosch, Morris Burk, Fred Cooper, Sidney Opotowsky, Robert Taylor, Robert Hawthorne, John Day, Bill Hiller, Mack Mathis, john Hryniewich, Robert Appel. The editors of the Silver and Blue meet to discuss the next issue. Left to right: Charles Rosenblum, Charlie Jang, Ralph Washolsky, Anthony Ortega, Merle Sehnert and Bill Gamble. Page Forty-one Members of the staff are, left to right, first row: Ralph Wfashofsky, Chris Bosch, Sidney Opotowsky, Fred Cooper, Morris Burkg second row: Robert Taylor, Charles Jung, Merle Sehnert, Anthony Ortegag third row: Willianz Gamble, Charles Rosenblum, Robert Hawthorne, William Hiller, john Hrynie-wich. CHARLES JUNG, Editor-in-Chief YEARBOOK becomes a student's most valuable possession after graduation, for it embodies the ideals and hopes of every boyg it is the means by which a man can relive his high school days. Most students recognize these facts. Perhaps that is why there was such an enthusiastic turn- out for the staff of this book.'At an early meet- ing, Charles Jung was chosen as Editor-in-chief, Anthony Ortega ..,. .... William Holley ........, Charles Rosenblum ,,.,. -. Merle Sehnert. .,,.....,,, George Gill ....... Richard Mills .....,.,. THE 1945 QARPQN THE STAFF Charles Jung ,....... ....r...,.,,.,.,. . .....A.............,...,..,...... E ditor-in-Chief ,-,,,....Managing Edithr .........,Feature Editor Willis Foster. ............,,..... .,....,........,, A ctivities Editor William Eckenbrecht ,..,... c .......,i....... Sports Editor Donald Lagarde. .......l,. .....,.,..,..,.. A rt Editor Business Manager Circulation Manager .,,...,..Advertising Manager Accountant and the theme was selected. It was decided that the book should be dedicated to "The Youth of America." Surely one could not desire a finer or more fitting dedication for a high school Year- book. It seems only more fitting when we realize that this is the first book if its kind to be pro duced entirely by the students of Fortier. It iz truly their book. To paraphrase Abraham Lin' coln, it is a Yearbook "of the students, by the students, and for the students." Left to right, first row: Bernd Falk, Bill Holley, William Hiller, Merle Sehnert, Charles Rosenblum, George Gill, Charles jungf second ro-w: Harry Conrad, William Eckenbrecht, Williarn Gamble, Willis Foster, Anthony Ortega, Sidney Opotowsky, James Brooks, Alfred Evansy third row: Joseph Seal, Julian Sims, Donald Lagarde, Victor Gold, Warren Brennen, Michel Yuspeh, Richard Mills, Sidney Vail. Missing from Picture are Mack Mathis and Lennie Weiss. Page Forty-two i THE WAN D HE ALCEE FORTIER BAND has distinguished itself on several occasions this year, taking part in a large number of activities. In January, each member of the Junior and Senior bands was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Music War Coun- cil of America for participation in numerous patriotic activities. In addition to these individual awards the music department, headed by Dr. Hamil Cupero and Mr. Emile Schillio, was award- ed a large Certificate of Merit. The joint concert of the Fortier junior and Senior Bands y was presented at the jerusalem Temple on Friday, February 16, l f 1945, and was directed by Messrs. Emile Schillio and Matthew DR. CHARLES HAMIL CUPERO Longuefosse. At a Birthday Party of the School, several of the Senior Band Director band boys presented entertainment for guests. Members of the Band FLUTES- TROMBONES- John Schimm Herbert Holeman Ralph Wicker Ray Jones Sidney Yonkelowitz Rathe Karrer Jack Paul FRENCH HORNS BARITONES- Donald Bowen August Bubert Robert Doran Royes Fernandez Isaac Foster Richard Mouledous OBOES- John Huber Robert Hawthorne BASSOONS- Robert Beard Alfred Mouledous SAXOPHONES- ' Clarence Elsteroth Donald Guidry Stanley Muller William Schayot Douglass Schonacher SOUSAPHONES- Fred Cooper Roland Dubos Joe Hernandez Joe Lofaso Sydney Webster Page Forty-tbree William Allen Charles Barnes , Robert Beard Richard Howell Roy Tamberella Warren Williams BELLS- Alfred Mouledous CLARINETS- Robert Bruce Frank Clesi Alfred Evans Lawrence Kramer Maurice Levy Richard Lux Billy Mexic Allen Stephens Michel Yuspeh CORN ETS- Sidney DeFraites Damian Fischer Melvin Moll Sammy Schwartz Thomas Sharp Charles White , DRUMS- Francis Barbier Edwin Coleman Harry Odell Donald Pittman Joseph Sheppard MR. 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IF THEY STAND on FALL- Con- ons smear, Sn.-van AND BLUE, 'TAR-mms cm - ew- 54 r' HQ'-Bw WE'RE wa-rn You.-Rrf'A':'+ffWnN on L05E,LET Youn cHEE5snmoour.souE'rvoun 1 ,-x F211 6 ' Page Forty-five VOPCES YELL FOR F0R'TIER-SONG HER PRAPSES-1-'ON HIGH. LET'S GNEA HIGH. 0 o o SEQ E vii 3025055 9 e0- O ? Q3 Qi 3 549 SJZLS Member: of the General Staff of the Military Unit are, left to right: 2nd Lieut. Richard Dicbarry, 2nd Lieut. Robert Belotte, Capz. IVallace Olivier, 2nd Lieut. john Webb, Colonel Hill Bonin, 2nd Lieul. Alan Bosworth, Capt. lVilliam Trapp, 2nd Lieut. Glen Bonin, and Zml Lieul. Willianz Snow. ILITARY UNIT HIS past year has seen the Fortier Military Unit take long strides in the direction of greater development. Upon appointment as Cadet Colonel, Hill Bonin confronted the diffi- cult task of revitalizing the corps. The task was not a simple one. With interest on the wane, many of the staff officers gone, and a deceased student body to recruit from, the unit stood pitifully small. In October, 1944, R. O. T. C. recognition was sought, but as the government was not estab- lishing any more units of this type, the attempt was unsuccessful. Soon the unit was built up to 250 cadets and special classes were begun under the direction of Instructor Colonel jack Pizzano. A review of the unit by Major Roberts of the Army's Eighth Service Command was reported favorable, and hope is held that next term will see the Fortier Military Unit a C55 unit under army supervision. . An obstacle course, lockers and showers, and special classes on combat tactics now supplement the actual drill. C. Page Forty-six THE EY CLUB HE Fortier Key Club, or- ganized in the Fall of 1943, is fundamentally a serv- ice organization for the school, started by, but not de- pendent on, the New Orleans Kiwanis Clubs. The Fortier Chapter consists of thirty-six members--nine ix lf: '-tx L ,"' sophomores, nine juniors, and eighteen seniors. New members are selected once every term on the basis of scholarship and activities in the school. This year's activities have been numerous, in- cluding a dance on the steamer President. When the Sixth War-Loan Drive started, the Tarp club easily won in city Key Club competition by sell- ing 540,000 worth of bonds. Present officers are Alfred Evans, president, Hill Bonin, vice-president, Andrew Mays, secre- tary and Leonard Harmeyer, treasurer. The Club put over the March of Dimes Campaign and the Easter Seals drive. With the returns from a dance given on May 14, the Key Clubbers had a very nice banquet. Several boys attended a Dis- trict Key Club Convention in Rustong an Inter- national Convention in Florida was cancelled due to war conditions. Two district officers are members of The Tarp Chapter. They are Bill Gamble, vice-pres- ident, and Sidney Vail, historian. Left to right, first row: Joseph Caleyo, Chris Bosch, Todd Carroll, Stephen Ackerman, Alan Felger, Royce Fernandez, Beale Minturn, Leonard Harmeyerf second row: Julian Sims, Frank Groves, George Foerster, Richard Mills Sidney Vail, Walter Ascherg third row: Robert Pfister, Alan MclVhor-ter, Raymond Brubaker, Warren Brennen, William Hiller, Andrew Mays, Hill Boning fourth row: Edmund Pixhurg, Alvaro Hunt, Willis Foster, John Clark, Clinton Coulon, Bill Holley, Alfred Evans, president. Missing from picture are William Gamble, Ralph Wfashofsky, Simon Ball, Robert Collins, and Bolyn Wolf. Page Forty-seven NTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB HE PURPOSE of the International Rela- tions Club is to foster a better understand- ing of the problems of peace and of foreign nations, thus bringing about friendly interna- tional relations. Twice a year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which sponi sors the club, sends free a supply of pamphlets concerning international problems. Meetings are held after school on every other Monday. At each meeting a member gives a report on one of these pamphlets, then general discussion of the subject of the pamphlet takes place. The International Relations Club was or- ganized at Fortier by Miss Olive MacKnight in the spring of 1943. Members are mainly from her history classes. Miss MacKnight succeeded in obtaining several distinguished guest speakers. Mr. Wang of the Chinese Consulate, Mr. Werner of the Norwegian Consulate, and Mr. Creighton of the British Consulate spoke to the club at three special meetings. At 'the last meeting in 1944, the present officers, Bill Holley, president, Alfred Mouledous, vice-president and james Hai- ley, secretary, were elected. This year several new members have been taken into the club. World peace has been the subject of discussion at most of the meetings held this year. A special meeting was held at which Walter Ascher, a native of Switzerland, now a student at Fortier, gave an interesting talk on Switzerland. Left to right, first row: Bill Holley, president, Stephen Ackerman, Todd Cm-roll, Perry Eckman, Weller Ascher, Meyer Kaplang second row: Jobn Clerk, Willianz Hiller, Julian Sims, Willis Foster, lVilliam Gemble, 'Frank Groves, George Foersler. Page Forty-eight UNIOR RED CROSS HE FORTIER CHAPTER of the junior Red Cross has had a very busy semester. Under the capable leadership of Gilbert Wade, Morris Phillips, and Ernest Broxson, it has achieved its goal in all sof the many activities in which it participated. Both the annual mem- bership drive and the war emergency drive were oversubscribed by the student body. At Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter the junior Red Cross gave gifts to the poor and needy families of New Orleans as well as a spe- cial gift to The Little Sisters of the Poor. Also this year waste paper drives were under- taken with great successg the winners for these drives were Leonard Marlborough and Ben Stevens who together contributed 5000 pounds of this vital war material. Magazines were sent to service hospitals with great regularity. Left to right, first row: Perry Eckman, Morris Gelman, Simon Ball, Calvin Cbenevertf Leonard Marlborough, Ernest Broxson, Alvin Pailet, Peter Mayerf second row: Morris Levy, Bobby Brooker, Robert Adolph, Norman Truitt, Benjamin Stevens, Milton DeBen, Morris Pbillipsg tbird row: jules Robert, Fred Weiss, Gail Preston, Roy Hoppmeyer, Gilbert Wade, Roy Jones, Frank Groves. ' Page Forty-nine ADI O CLUB HE RADIO CLUB was organized at Fortier High School in 1942. Started under the able guidance of Clyde B. Trevey, its purpose was to take care of the public address system, and the club played a somewhat obscure part in its first two years. It did not gain full prominence until the 1944-45 season. Courses in the International Morse Code and in the fundamentals of radio, conducted by Bernd Falk assisted by Melvin Moll, were taught and proved very valuable. Difficulties in get- ting the necessary materials for the course were overcome by the members, who made most of it, and got some from the science departments. This enabled members to get practical application of their knowledge. The Club has given several programs over the Public Address system of the school. Left to right: Melvin Moll, Hugh Brownlee, David Digby, Roy Hoppmeyer, Bernd Falk. Missing from picture: Kenneth Clay, Jimmy Hix. Shown above are the Tarpon representatives heard re- cently on the CBS American School of the Air. They are, from left to right, Anthony Ortega, Merle Sehnert, Charles Rosenblum and Leonard Weiss. Missing from the picture is Bob Turner. Pictured above are Fortier's Hilites Reporters, Ralph Washofsky and Charlie Rosenblum, who were heard every other week this past school year over Radio Sta- tion WNOE. Page Fifty THE HOP ORTlER'S SHOP DEPARTMENT, located in the school basement, has shown a steady uphill climb since its installation two years ago. Under the able direction of Mr. Harry Thomas, many wartime shortages have been gradually overcome. For example, certain tools that have not been immediately available because of pre- vailing war conditions, have been improvised. The Shop courses offer students practical training in woodwork, sheet-metal work, elec- tricity, and ropes iknots and riggingb. Many an ex-Tarpon, now in the service, has returned to tell of the value of the Shop courses he took at Fortier. The Shop Department, constantly striving to work hand in hand with every department in school, looks forward to having annual exhibi- tions beginning next year. Thus, though com- paratively still in its infancy, the Shop Depart- ment has been rapidly proving its value. Student: of Fortier at lVork in the Shop THE P ICYCLE BRICJADE HE Bicycle Brigade was organized in co- operation with the city officials for the protection of the boys and their bicycles. Mem- bers fthose boys who ride bicycles to and from school? were taken from the various homerooms, and the officers-a captain, a recorder, and nine- teen lieutenants--were chosen from among these. The Brigade went into effect when the Constitu- Page Fifty-one tion was drawn up and William Oberhelman was elected commander. Under the Constitution, meetings are held twice a month in the faculty room from 3:15 to 3:30 p. m. . Lieutenants are on duty in the morning from 8:20 to 8:40 and in the afternoon from 3:30 to 3:40. Other officers open and close the cage at first lunch, at second lunch and at 2:30. THE TALHJCLUB N December 22, 1944, the Fortier Stamp Club was organized. Having for its pur- pose the promotion of greater interest in stamp collecting and in the stamp collector, the club has progressed rapidly since the appointment of Mr. Emile Schillio as faculty advisor. Member- ship cards were printed, and the officers, who are Simon Ball, president, Chris Bosch, vice-presi- dent, Adolph Deutschmann, secretary, and Rich- ard Hagen, treasurer, were elected. Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Room 400 at 3:30 p. m. and at these meetings members trade stamps among themselves, thus en- larging their collections. Another feature of the meetings is the tracing of the life history of a rare stamp-its year of issue, type of paper, prin- ter, and other points of interest. Prospective members are not required to have any specific amount of stamps. There has already been one stamp exhibit, and next year a larger club with many more activities is hoped for. Members of the Stamp Club are, left lo right, first row: Ralph Lincks, Marvin Breen, john Fritschler, Simon Ball, Michael Hirsch, Ralph Lindrley, John Bailey, Edward Cresapg second row: Robert Hawthorne, Adolph Deulschmamz, Chris Bosch, Augustus Hirsch, Wfilliam Storms, lVilliam French, Herbert Burar, Ferdinand Schaff, and Prof. Emile Schillio, Faculty advisor. THE HLY CLUB CC I-Y" is a b0y's Way of saying "High School Young Men's Christian Associa- tion", "Hi" standing for High School, and the "YU for Y.M.C.A. As a matter of fact, the Hi-Y Club is simply the Young Men's Christian Asso- ciation at work with the High School boy. Any high school youth who subscribes to its purpose, "to Create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Chris- tian Character," is eligible for membership. Hi-Y has as its slogan "SERVICE", and its platform, "Clean Speech, Clean Sport, and Clean Living- resulting in the three C'si Contagious Christian Character." , Being formed the latter part of March, the Hi-Y Club is the newest organization at Fortier. Membership at present is small but is increasing steadily and the club has promise of becoming one of the most influential and outstanding groups in the school. Page Fifty-two M HLETF 15 5 'M '.5J:- L- H .MT H-Q it Y ' ff C A J GOTBALL A JACK PIZZANO Head Football Conch Assistant Coaches Pete Maibles, Cecil Carver, and Joseph Abraham. S the curtain rose upon this year's version of that perrenial drama known as "Prep Sports", we find the 1944 Tarpon gridders tak- ing their places for the first act a little backstage as the most' inexperienced and untried cast present, with little past and a dubious future. The only name meriting star billing is the lone returning letterman, Captain Leonary "Duby" Grosz. The program announces that the Tarps will use for the first time in their history the famous "T" formation. Head Coach jack Piz- zano, assisted by Coaches Pete Mailhes, Cecil Car- ver, Stanley Fitzpatrick, and Harold Heidings- felder, nods dutifully toward the director and the play is on. H Fortier? 0: Newman 7 , In a surprise, to end all surprises the Tarps lost to a rugged gathering from the Isidore New- man High school, 7 to 0 before 200 fans at City Park Stadium in a non-league warm-up. The lightweight Newmans registered their lone tally in -the first period when they set the highly fav- ored over-confident Fortier boys back on their heels. After recovering a fumble on the Tarp 15-yard line, Gamble split the middle for 12 yards, and on the next play Wilson Shirley from a "T" dropped a pass into Sam Sander's arms in the Fortier end zone. Another pass, Shirley to Gamble, clicked for the extra point. Fortier 14: Peters 6 ln their first prep league game the Tar- pons bounced into the win column with a 14-6 victory over the Peters Wildcats at City Park. Climaxing a drive which began at the start of the second quarter on the For-tier 43, White, after an 18-yard saunter, crossed the Peters' goal line standing up. Mailey kicked the extra point. With but a minute and 20 seconds remaining in the first half, the Wildcats struck back. Recov- cring a Tarp fumble on the Fortier 36-yard line, Foss, Peters quarterback, after one play which netted 10 yards, faded back and heaved a nice pass to Laurie, who took it on the 3-yard stripe and scored. The try for extra point failed. The Tarpons scored their final touchdown in the third period on a pass from White to Belas after White had returned a punt from his own 37 to Peters' 37. Mailey again kicked the extra point. Fortier 6: St. Aloysius 28 In their second prep league game the Tarps bowed 28 to 6 to a fast and shifty Crusader team before 5000 fans. The Saints' first stringers started early and scored three times. Retiring after the first quarter in favor of the under- studies, they came back in the last stanza and chalked up another tally. Breaux made all the extra points. The Tarpons scored their only touchdown on a recovered fumble on the Saints' 18-yard line. After several plays White skirted around end and dived over the goal for the score. Mailey missed the try for the extra point. Page Fifty-four Page Fifty-five Fortier 0: Jesuit 28 In the next game the Tarps lost to Merlin Remmers and his fleet-footed mates from Jesuit High, 28 to 0, before 4500 fans. The Jays' first touchdown ,came after Remmers returned White's punt 23 yai'ds to: the Tarpons' 27. After a first down had been inade, Caswell Brown passed to Remmers for theiscore, the latter converting for the extra point. The Blue Jays recovered a For- tier fumble on the Tarp 18, and after two line plays had picked up 9 yards, Remmers circled end for the second touchdown, and again added the extra point. The third jay touchdown came as a result of a sustained drive from the 50-yard line with Remmers plunging over from the 2- yard line, and again adding the extra point. The final score of the game came when Banowitz plunged over from the 1-yard line to climax a jay drive. Correa added the extra point. The loss of4White early in the game, because of a bad appendix hurt the Tarpon chances consid- erably. Foriter Op Holy Cross 73 After being stunned by a 63-yard run by jack Ward early in the first period, the Holy Cross Tigers came back and used everything they had to down the Fortier Tarpons, 73 to 0, in one of the worst defeats in Tarpon history. The Tarpons' only scoring threat came in the open- ing minutes of the first period, when jack Ward ran 62 yards on an off tackle smash and was caught from behind by Hillary Chollet. Grosz picked up the first down, but the Tiger line clamped down and the ball went over on downs. Student managers Maurice Eagan, Delery Vega and Williant Evans handled many an important chore for the Tarp gridders and did a swell fob of it too. i t IACK WARD Hullbock AARON DUPUY G nord TOM MAILEY Tackle Fortier 0: Nicholls 'I9 A surprisingly strengthened Fortier team held the Rebels from Nicholls High School to a 19-0 score. The first touchdown came as a cli- max of a drive which started on the Fortier 38- yard line after the Johnnie Rebs had recovered a Fortier fumble. Shepherd scored on a quarter- back sneak and Stanley added the extra point. The second tally resulted from a recovered For- tier fumble on the Tarp 2-yard stripe. Seybold missed the extra point. The Rebs' final marker climaxed an 87-yard drive from their own 13- yard line. Fortier 65 Easton I4 After the scoreless first period featured by the excellent kicking of Charlie Jung and Mike Bellipanni, the Eagles scored their first touch- down. A kick had put the ball on the Eags' 36- yard line and on the first play from scrimmage in the second period Provenzano cut off his own right tackle for 64 yards and a touchdown. Belli- panni converted to give the Easton Eagles a 7 to 0 lead. With but 13 seconds remaining in the first half, Provenzano again broke away for a touch- down, this time for 39 yards. Bellipanni once more kicked the extra point and at the end of the half Easton led, 14 to 0. The teams battled on even terms in the third quarter, but in the fourth, Fortier made a 75-yard touchdown drive mostly on power plays. The climax came with Captain Lenny Grosz sneaking over from the one-yard line. Mailey's try for the extra point failed. THE CHEERLEADERS-Left to right, front row: Irving Bucher, tumbler, Gene Honore, bead cheer- leader, Harry Finleelxtein, Albert Kopp, lumblery back row: Sidney Vail, Lawrence Kramer, Sidney Opotow- sky, lVaIter Perseveau. Page Fifty-six 'Y Nei SN-Q Qgbg 'Q N. H as Rm Q .Q 6 5. s. Q -E U 1 is UN Zi: Q H -Q -3 N gf-Q 'S S -S 1-4 'ST5 .Nz EQ Q. 3 Na N VA Q K U Ti W Q Q Q Nl S. Q Q. B Q S li Y: vi N hh Q 91 1 N il 'vm 5 E Q R. 5 S 2 Q H 2 '45 3 -E' e -fi .3 YE a St ,SE .E 'SIU me 'G NO EER -393 suv Q55 kwin Nu GT lass -.Qu B5 5-r A-gr Q3. 1-. 'S 'Y-Q E u S B Vs E ai?-,' 'Nw Q53 Q22 9433 3'2" Seri :mg urs Es:-. E525 sw! ES. gum O1 QS AQ 2-H one -:S is 2 si l A Dt E Egg SW uid?- YQ Ou DHS 36 .'-Q gg 3,5 EHS. uw ASN Egg 'Nl YQ Q :B-s wi 35 U I 5 -Q 3 KD Ti'-ls' 5550 Sum A S S 53 it E5 gs -. 3 Q. 'SS Q rcbie Loch. o,A lack Pizzan aah Co any bacb, UNIOR FCDCPTBALL Left to right, front row: Robert Lowe, Fred Lamprecht, Robert McBride, Robert Belote, Donald Aucoin, Kenneth Cusachs, Jack Haller, Manuel Zanco, Stanley Marting second row: Robert Fos, William Trapp, Fred Sallean, Wallace Olivier, James Marshall, Sidney Caillouet, Billy Harman, Henry Maumusf third row: Jerry Evans, Joseph Loper, Robert Fusilier, Her- man Fitzpatrick, Thomas Meagher, Harold Cothern, Gail Preston, John Hryniewichg fourth row: Coach Harold Heidingsfelder, Frank Schmidt, Milton Brener, Raoul Lozano, Emmett Ryan, John Longo, Assistant Coach Joseph Bevan. HE Fortier "B" football team was reorgan- ized this year after a one-year layoff. Play- ing a tough schedule of seven games, the Baby Tarps were victorious in all but two. The Minnows started the season off right with a 6-0 victory over the Rugby Cardinals. The next game was with the junior Rebels from Nicholls, whom they defeated, 58-0. Going ahead with their winning streak the Baby Tarps defeated an aggregation from the Metairie Park Fortier Fortier .......,..... , Country Day Varsity, 7-0. It remained for the junior jaylets from Jesuit High to break the three-game winning streak of the Minnows, 13-7, in a gruelling affair. Easton, too, took a win from the Baby Tarps in a close game, 7-6. The Tarps bounced back into the win column with a 27-0 victory over the baby Wildcats from Peters High. In their last game of the season the Min- nows had to fight all the way to down a hard fighting and highly spirited St. Aloysius eleven, 7-6, at City Park Stadium. 65 Rugby Varsity 0 385 Nicholls ..............,,. H .......... -, 0 F0rfiCr ....-......... 75 Country Day Varsity ...,.....,,, 0 Fortier-- ........... Fortier ..........,. ,. Fortier ,......... Fortier .......,.,.... 75 Jesuit .... - ...........,...,,,,,,.,,------,- 15 65 Easton ..,.,.,.,- W ,,,,,, ---.-- 7 --..275 Peters ......,..,.-.... ,,--,------,- , n 0 75 St. Aloysius .,.,.,, , ,,,-,,,,, 6 Page Fifty-eight MR. PETE MAIHLES Basketball Coach ASKETBALL THE FIRST ROUND HE TARPONS opened the 1945 cage season against the highly, favored Holy Cross quintet, and were overwhelmed by the Tigers, 60 to 23. Fortier just cou1dn't match the speed and height of the Bengals, despite the splendid efforts of young Sid Keller, who tallied 11 of his team's points. Lack of height and inexperience again proved an insuperable obstacle as Fortier was downed by Wfarren Easton, 55 to 22. At the end of the first half the Eagles were out in front, 21 to 8. With a remarkable display of courage the Tarpons fought back in the third quarter to score 11 points to their opponents' 3. Unable to sustain their drive, however, they saw Easton forge to the front in the final stanza. Fortier's basketball hopes rested heavily upon the shoulders of this quintet. Left to right: Milton "Tuite" White, Sidney Keller, William Meeks, Hubert Froeba, Charles Jung. Page Fifty-nine Fortier provided plenty of trouble for their next opponents, the St. Aloysius Crusaders in the first two frames. At the half the score stood 14 to 6. Then the Saints got hot and embarked on a scoring spree which netted 21 points. When the second half ended, they were well out in front, winning by a score of 47 to 20. The final quarter, played mostly by subs of both teams, found the contestants fairly evenly matched. The Jesuit Jays blanked Fortier 8 to 0 in the first quarter and continued on to a 51 to 15 vic- tory. jack Carson was top man for the Tar- pons with 5 points, having becomeneligible for play with the start of the new term. With four losses and no wins, the Fortier five upset the apple cart when they edged out the Nicholls Rebels 35 to 34 in one of the clos- est games of the prep ,season. Charlie Jung led the Tarpons on to victory, going "wild" in the third period and sinking three field goals to overcome an early Rebel lead. The Tarpons trailed at the half, 17 to 15, but outscored Nich- olls, 9 to 3, in the third quarter, and led for the rest of the game. In the last game of the first round, the Tarps were defeated by the Peters Wildcats, 38 to 52. The Wildcats had a slim 2-point lead at half time, and gained only one in the third quarter. With a burst of speed, however, they ran their score to 38 in the last frame while the best the Tarps could do was 32. THE SECOND ROUND Coach Pete Maihles sent his team into the second round with a little more experience and a lot more confidence in themselves. The Tarp five faced Holy Cross in the opener, and al- though the team put up a good fight, the Tigers won, 73 to 23. Keller, Carson and Froeba played well, but the combined efforts of Chollet, Capo and Heider were a little too much for them. The next week the Tarpons battled the Easton Eagles at Behrman gym in the second game of the final round. The experienced and favored Eagles took a 26-point lead early in the second half and held it. The fighting Tarpon five did not give up until the final gun sounded, and the score wound up 51 for Easton and 25 for the Tarps. Page Sixty I . z Page Sixty-one The Tarpons next met the St. Aloysius Cru- saders on the latter's home grounds. The favor- ed Saints gained the victory, amassing 67 points while the Silver and Blue warriors netted 29. Sid Keller was again top scorer for the Tarps and was ably assisted by Jack Ward and "Tutte" White. The Jesuit Blue Jays romped over the Fortier five in the next game, 63 to 15. The Jays took an 8-point lead in the first quarter and continued to forge ahead as the game progressed. "Tune" White played well and was high scorer for the Tarps. Fortier again tried to break their losing streak at the expense of the Nicholls Rebels, but this time the downtown boys were not to be denied and emerged on the pleasant end of a 36 to 30 score. The game was nip and tuck from the opening whistle, each team matching goal for goal with its opponent. Experience told in the end, however, and the Johnnie Rebs went home with the bacon. After the thrilling game with the Nicholls Rebels the Tarpons were determined to win the final game of the season against Peters. They met the Wildcats at Behrman gym and after a stormy battle, took the decision, 30 to 28. After a tough fight for the lead late in the fourth quarter, Charlie Jung scored the final goal to give the Tarpons the victory. Sid Keller and "Tune" White also turned in fine performances. Fortier Fortier ................. Fortier Fortier--- ........... - Fortier ....... - ....... Fortier ................ Fortier ................ 23 3 Fortier .... - ....... c- 253 Fortier ................. Fortier ,................ 1 5g Fortier .......... . ...... 303 Fortier. .............. FIRST ROUND Holy Cross Easton .......... St. Aloysius .- Jesuits .......... Nicholls ...... Peters .... -.- SECOND ROUND Holy Cross Easton .......... St. Aloysius.- Jesuits ......,... Nicholls ...... Peters .... P. S. A. A. HAMPION S HE Fortier junior Basketball team won the Public School Athletic Association junior Championship when they defeated the Behrman Junior team, 31-18, at the latter's gym Tuesday night, january 9. The Minnows opened their season with their hardest game, a thrilling, hard-fought encounter with Easton, which they managed to win 20-19. The next week the Baby Tarps clashed with the well-organized Peters team at Behrrnan Gym. Led by Billys Meeks and Louis Rey, the Fortier juniors came out on top by a score of 23-21. The Minnows being undefeated thus far were determined to finish the season on top. Spiking a late rally by the Nicholls Rebels, the Tarps went on to victory, 22-18, and reached the last barrier to their championship hopes, Behr- man. Playing in top form, the skillful Tarps took this last hurdle with little trouble and brought home the championship. Members of the Fortier "B" husketball squad which won the championship of the P. S. A. A. junior League are, left to right, front row: Dick Howell, Julien Le11ey,- Robert Case, mascot, 1Villiam Meeks, and Louis Reyf .tecond row: Norris IVatsky, Douglas Schomzcher, William Cummings, and Emile Buhlerg third row: Clay jackxon, Couch Harold Heidingfelder, and George Orillion. Page Sixty-two Head Track Couch JOSEPH BEVAN Assistant Coach CECIL CARVER RACK HE Fortier track team got off to an inaus- picious start when they were defeated by the Nicholls Rebels in their first meet, 80-37. james Fos, high point scorer, won the broad jump and hop, step and jump, Billy Harman took the 100-yard dash, james Wright captured the 220- yard dash, and Frank Porte won the pole vault. In their next meet, the Item Relays, the Tarps made a splendid showing, coming in third with 162 points. Fos again won his favored event, the broad jump, with a leap of 22 feet 6 inches. The Fortier 440-yard relay team, com- posed of Wright, Harman, Fos, and Sidney Opotowsky, won the event in 45.4 seconds. f Continued on Page 652 Tarp Cindermen Suapped in Action at City Park Stadium Page Sixty-three ASEBALL Members of the Tarpon baseball team are, left to right, front row: Albert Rhode, manager, and jack Freret, batboyg second row: Elwood Conrad, pitcher, Hill Bonin, left field, Milton White, Captain and shortstop, Sidney Keller, third base, Richard Norris, pitcher, Jack Carson, second base, third row: Clarence Kerth, utility, Roy Tamlzerella, catcher, Wayne Attaway, right field, Theodore Lala, pitcher, Rene Mares, catchery fourth row: Lawrence Bender, first base, jack Ward, center field, and Coach Harold Heidingsfelder. . Fortier Fortler ,...,. ......... Fortxer .... L ......,..,. Fortier ,,..,. ..,,,.. , Fortier ,...,. ..,,... . Fortier ..,,,. ..,..,., A Fortier ....,. ,....... Fortler ...... .,....,. Fortier ...... ...e.... P. S. A. A. BASEBALL SCHEDULE Eortxer .,.,.. ......... F ortler ...... ..... Fortier .,,... .,.,. Fortier ....,. ..... Fortier L..,.. ....... 2 5 17g 42 Peters ,.... Easton ..,.. Behrmau Peters ...,. Easton ........ Behrman 7 PREP BASEBALL SCHEDULE 03 1: 7: 54 5. 2: 7s 55 . JCSUII ....... Aloysius ....., Peters ....... 6 6 Easton ....... 1 Aloyslus ...... - ....... ,.... 4 Peters .... Easton .,..... Jesuit .,.... 5 4 4 Page Sixty-four ENNIS HE Tarpon Tennis Club, recently organ- ized by Principal Conniff, terminated a four-year "blank'f in the tennis circle at Fortier. Getting off to a late start, the Club put out a very fine team, but was able to enter into dual competition only with Newman and send entries to the Item's Tennis Tournament. The club was headed by a brilliant new- comer to the tennis world. in Richard Moule- dous. After a few preliminary games, Richard, his brother Alfred, John Bennett and Earl Mor- rison were selected to represent Fortier. In their first test on the courts the Tarpons met and defeated Newman in a close match, 3 to 2. In the singles Richard Mouledous defeated Harris of Newman, 6-3, 6-1, John Bennett bowed to G. Annis, 6-0, 6-1, and Alfred Mouledous downed B. Eckstine, 6-1, 7-5. In the doubles R. The Tarpon tennis team. Left to right: John R. Bennett, Jr., Alfred Mouledous, Jr., and Richard Mouledous. Missing from piciure is Earl Morrison. Mouledous and Bennett defeated Harris and Annis, 6-3, 6-4, while A. Mouledous and Morri- son lost to Eckstine and Swain, 6-3, 6-4. TRACK I Continued from Page 632 On April 17 Fortier won its first meet in a close contest with Easton, copping nine out of fifteen first places. james Fos, by virute of win- ning the broad jump, the hop, step and jump, the 440-yard dash, and running a leg on the winning relay team, was high point scorer. James Wright won the 100 and 220-yard dashes, while Sidney Opotowsky, Billy Harman, Fred Weiss, Frank Porte, jack Cornish and Billy Meeks brought in the rest of Fortier's points. 'The Fortier cindermen came second in the P. S. A. A. meet on Tuesday, May 2, taking six out of fifteen first places and breaking three rec- ords. james Fos set a new record of 54.1 in the 440-yard dash in addition to winning the broad jump, and the hop, step, and jump. james Wright won the 100-yard dash and bested the old record in the 220 by .4 of a second. The relay team composed of Wright, Harman, Fos and Opotowsky, set a new mark of 1:35.9 in the 880- yard run. Page Sixty-five Billy Harman, James lVright, Jimmy Pos, and Sidney Opoiowsky examine the trophy won by them in the 880-yard relay during the recent running of the Item Relays held at City Park Stadium. Z-E gm ff,-5x .me Omcerd, .ibirecford ana! memLer5 of me ALCEE FORTIER C0-QPERATIVE CLUB wiJA fo exfena! Meir gm! who am! 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