Alden Central High School - Album Yearbook (Alden, NY)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1954 volume:
KELI Tn The Fu'rurE
THE SENIOR CLASS
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ALDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL
Alden, New York
"The Key to the Future, locking the door to the past" is the theme
selected by the Class of '54 for its yearbook.
With the help of our Principal, faculty, and parents we are able to put
away the past in this, our book of memories, and walk through the door of
of the future with our eyes open, secure in knowledge we need to meet
the problems of everyday life. It is now our duty to take the future in our
own hands and master it as our predecessors have done. May we all
prove equal to that task.
ADMINISTRATION . . I
SENIORS . . . . II
CLASSES . . . . III
ACTIVITIES .. . . IV
ATHLETICS . . . V
ADVERTISING .... VI
MR. SAMUEL TRIPPE
The Class of '54 wishes to convey to Mr. Trippe a small measure of the appreciation that
we feel we owe him by dedicating our yearbook to him. We hope it will express our sincere thanks
for his understanding help and friendship which unlocked the door to our high school years.
If it had not been for his far-seeing vision we might easily have lost sight of the goal to-
wards which we were progressing. Now that we have reached another, we realize for the first time
the debt of gratitude we owe Mr. Trippe who has helped make this achievement possible.
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P. T. A. OFFICERS
P. T. A.
The P. T. A. is a most vital organization of Alden
Central School. For it is here that parents and teachers can
discuss mutual problems. Guest speakers and panel discus-
sions have aided in finding the solution to many of these
problems. One of the projects undertaken by the P.T.A. was
safety. The organization purchased the pair of signal lights
on Crittenden Road.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
This Board consists of seven members, a clerk, and an
attorney. lt has charge of building new schools, making up
the school budget, and hiring teachers. lt is the governing
body of all school affairs.
We seldom realize their presence or importance, but the
L. to R. - MRS. EWERT, Treasurer
MR. JORDANS, President
MRS. CONRAD, Rec. Sec'y.
MRS. STRATE, Corr. Sec'y.
We find that it is impossible
for us to forget the things which
have been a port of our lives for
four years. It was your patience,
kindness, and attentiveness
which have helped us keep our
records, accounts, and books all
well balanced. To you, Mrs.
Trippe, we simply say thanks for
all your time.
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Class of 1954 would like to express their sincere thanks to
the Board of Education for the many things they have done
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Seated L. to R. - MR. COOKE,
Chairman, Mr. McGaugl1ey,
Standing L. to R. - Mr. Folkerth
Mr. Wilber, Mr. Sweet
Attorney, MR. Sl EVENPIP ER
G UID A N C E Your door has never had n chance to be closed this ear. It
mn" ' has always been open to the present classes with probrems of
future ears. True education takes in the whole aggregate of
human life, physical and spiritual, intellectual and moral, indi-
vidual, domestic and social, not with a view of reducing it in
any way, but in order to evaluate, regulate, and perfect. Such has
been your relationship to us. To us, Mr. Duncan, you will not be
iust "the guidance director", but friend and close companion.
It was you Mr. Conrad, our principal, who turned the key
and opened the door to our high school days, to intellectual
paths yet unknown to us, and challenging opportunities in the
fields of sports, social activities, and countless other co-
We know that we act foolish and childish and often be-
tray the confidence put in us, but we are trying to grow intel-
lectually and spiritually, and so often it entails many
struggles and much "house cleaning"to remove the vestiges
of adolescence from our make-up. For the interest that you
take in our activities, for the pride in us when we do accom-
plish something ood, for your prayers that have seen many
of us through difficult times, for the hours of help given out-
side of class plus a million other wonderful things, we thank
you and hope that in the future we can repay in a small way
all your time and love when we proudly say, "l'm from Alden",
and mirror to a small degree the things that have been taught
us here, and the example that has been given us.
Mr. Trippe opened the door
to our high school years. As a
teacher, he was well liked by
all the students. His appoint-
ment in 'I948 as the Elementary
School Principal met with ap-
proval from everyone. Mr. Trippe
is more than well qualified for
the position he now holds, hav-
ing graduated from Fredonia and
Buffalo State Teachers Col-
L to R Seated Mrs. Medwld, Mrs. WI se
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Miss Wagner- Grades 5 8.
F Mrs. Davis- Kindergarten
Miss Gassman-Grades 'I 8. 2
l Mrs. Sturm - Grades 3 8- 4
L to R - Mr. Joy,
Siandlng Mrs. Colliflower, Mrs.
Mallory Mrs Finch, Mrs. La Fond
L to R Mr Borzellere Mr Hanlon
S Mr Lorenzeth
Standing Librarian Mr Anzalone
Mrs. Thompson- Grades 4,581 6 T
Miss Johnson- Grades 1,2 8- 3 0
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L to R - Miss Eldridge, 5
Mrs. Foltz, Miss Choate Z
Miss Braven, I
N L to R - Miss Deck, Mr. Hay, Mr. Schaefer, Miss Tomlinson
MAT H AN D SCI E E Arts - Mr. Koch, Homemuking - Mrs. McShane
Driver Education - Miss Eastwood
Agriculture - Mr. Koch
Mrs. Nelson Fiorica
Standing L fo R - Mr. Horni, Mr. Smifh, Mr. Cronin,
Row 1 - L to R - Mr. Morford, Mr. Piechocki, Mr. Werner,
Sfanding L to R - Mrs. Healy, Mrs. Spillane, Mrs. Dixon, Mr. McDowell
Mrs. Harper' Mrs. Nice' Mrs. Swyss- DA... 'S - I on D - Mn l:iv Mr Wnnnnr Mr frnnin Mr. Mnlrhnw.
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MR. JAMES HANLON
MISS E. TOMLINSON
Senior Class Advisors
President - FRED REED '
The Class of 'I954 was formed in 1950 when centralization brought
the small outlying schools together. Since then their activities have
been varied and successful.
Each year brought movies, dances and sales to swell the treasury
and bring enioyment to the school. Ninth and tenth grade dances led to
the wonderful Junior Prom and Senior Ball. Movies shown in the first
three years led to the Senior Carnival, in which the largest crowd of the
year danced, played games and saw movies for a whole wonderful
All this made possible the last grand activity -- the Senior trip to
New York City, the final class-activity before graduation and fond fare-
well to Alden Central School.
Class Pla 2, Afh. Assoc. Rep. 4,
Press Club 3,4, Bowling Club 3,4,
lntmrls 'l,2,3,4, Monifor 'l,
Dramatics 4, Cheerleader 1,2,3,4,
F. H.A. Treas. 2
MARY LOU DI PASQUALE
Planning Com. 'I, Press Club 'l,2,3,4,
Monitor 3, lntmrls l,2,3, Drnmufics 4,
Chorus 3, Bowling Club 2,3,4,
Commercial Club 3
LORRAINE BECK ER
Student Council Rep. 1, AIh. Assoc.
Rep. 1, Chairman Plannin Com. 4,
Yearbook Siaff 4, Press Club 1,2,
Bowling Club 2,3,4, lntmrls 'I 2,3,4,
Monitor 2, Dramatics 4, Cheerleader
3,4,Prom Court 3. Football Queen
AH. 4, Executive Com. 4
Class Plays 2,3, Student Council
Rep. 2,3, Yearbook Staff 3, Press
Club 3,4, Commercial Club 3,
Bowling Club 2, lnfmrls I,2,3,4,
MOUITOI' 2, Chorus 2,3,4,
Dramatics 4, N.Y.S.S.M.A. Chorus 4
lntmrls 2,3, Baseball 2,
Service Club 3,4
Monitor 3, Band 'l,2,3,4, Chorus 3,4,
Football 3, Science Club Pre s. 4,
N.Y.S.S.M.A. Band 4
MICHAEL FL EMING
Press Club 4, lntmrls 1,2,3,4,
Dramatics 4, Football 3,
Planning Com. 3, Press Club 3,4,
Bowling Club 2,3,4, lntmrls 'l,2,3,4,
Monitor 2, Science Club 3
Press Club 2,3,4,, Commercial Club
2,3,' Bowling Club 4, lntmil s 2,3,4,
Monitor 3, Chorus 1,2
Class Plays 2.3. Student Council
Rep. I,2,3,4, Music Club 3,
lntmrls I,2,3,4, Band 'l,2,3,4,
Chorus 2,3,4, Dramatics 4, Basket-
ball I,2,3 4, Baseball 'l,2,3,4,
Service Club I 4, ScienceClub 3,
Prom Court 3, Itl.Y.S.S.M.A.Chorus
Class Play 3, Press Club 2 3,4,
Bowling Club 3, Commercial Club2,
lntmrls I,2,3,4, Monitor 2,4,
Chorus 2,3,4, Dramatics Sec. 4,
Class Sec. I,3,4, Class Plays 2,3,
Awards Com. 3, Yearbook Staff 4,
Press Club 2,3,4, Monitor 2, Bowl-
ing Club 3,4, lntmrls ,'I,2,3,4,
Dromatics 4, Cheerleader 'l,2,3,4,
Capt. Cheerleader 4, Science Club:
Football Queen 4, Language Club
Sec. 2, Prom Court 3, Music Club 4,
Executive Com. 4
JOAN GRI ENER
Press Club 3,4, Commercial Club 3,
Bowling Club 3, lntmrls I,2,3,4,
Sec. 2, Class Play 3, Afh.
Rep. 1, Press Club 3,4,
Commercial Club Vice Pres. 3,
Intmrls 2,3,4, Monitor 2,3,
Chorus 2,3,4, Dramatics 4
Intmrls 3,4, Science Club 3,
Class Play 2,3, Sfuclent Council
Rep. 3, Student Council Pre s. 4,
Ass't. Yearbook Sec. 3, Yearbook'
Sec. 4, Press Club 4, Press Club
Ass'f. Ed. 3, Intmrls 3,4, Nat. Hon.
Soc. 3,4, Dramafics 4, Science
Club 3, Language Club 2,
Execdfive Com. 4
Press Club 3,4, Commercial Club 3,
Intmrls 'I,2,3,4, Monitor 3
Class Play 2,3, Music Club 3,
Infmrls 1,2,3,4, Baseball I, Truck 2
Band Pres. 4, N.Y.S.S.M.A. Band 4
Class Play 2 3, Intmrls 4,
Monitor 2,4, Band 3,4, Chorus 4,
Dramatics 4, Basketball 2, Tm ck 1
Class Plays 2, Class Treas. 'l,4,
Student Council Sec. I, Ass't.
Yearbook Treas. 3, Yearbook
Treas. 4, Press Club 2,3,
Press Club Ass't. 4, lntmrls 2,3,4,
Monitor 2,3 Band 2 3,4, Chorus 4,
Dramatics Rres. 4, Language
Club 2, Executive Com. 4
Bowling Club 2,3,4,
Class Pres. I, Class Plays 2,3,
Press Club 2,3, Music Club 3,
Monitor 2,3, Basketball 'l,2,3,
Baseball 'l,2, Speaking Contest 3,
Dramatics 4, Yearbook Staff 4,
Nat. Hon. Soc. 4
lntmrls 1,2,3,4, Basketball 'l,3,
Football 'I,2,3,4, Baseball 'I,3,
Track 'l,2,3,4, Wrestling 3,1
F. H. A. 2
Class Play 2, Ath. Assoc. Rep. 2,3,
Awards Com. 4, Press Club I,2,
Bowling Club 3, Bowling Club
Pres. 4, Intmrls 'I,2,3,4, Cheer-
leader 2,3,4, Science Club 3,4,
Prom Court 3, Daisy Mae 2,
Music Club 4
Music Club 3,4, lntmrls 1,2,3,4,
Monitor 3, Band 'l,2,3 4, Dramatics4,
Basketball 2, Baseball 1.2, Service
Club 2, Science Club 3,4,
Science Congress I
RICHARD N EELAND
Class Play 2 3, Ath. Assoc. Rep. 1,3
Ath. Assoc. Pres. 4, Press Club 3,4,
lntmrls 'I,2,3,4, Dramatics4, A
Basketball 'l,2,3,4, Football 'l,2,3,
Baseball 1,2,3,4, F. F.A. l,2,3,
Service Club 4, Prom Court 3
Class Vice Pres. 2, Atlm. Assoc.
Rep. 3, Yearbook Staff 4,
Press Club 4, Monitor 3,
Football 'I,2,3,4, Baseball 2,
Track 1, Executive Com. 4
Ath. Assoc. Rep. 2,3,4,
Commercial Club 3, lntmrls 1,2,3,4,
Monitor 'I 3,4, Dramatics 4,
Basketball 'I,2,3,4, Football 'I,2,3,4,
Baseball l,2,4, Track 2,4,
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Press Club 3,4, Commercial Club 3,
Monitor 3,4, Chorus 4, Dramatics 4,
Yearbook Staff 4, lntmrls 2
Press Club Ass't. Ed. 3,
Press Club Ed. 4, Class Treas. 2,
Class Play 2, Bowling Club 2,3,4,
Intmrls 'I,2,3, Monitor 2, Chorus 3,
Class Pla 2,3, Press Club 3,4,
Music Club 3,4, lntmrls 'I,2,3,4,
Band 1 2,3,4, Dramatics 4,
Football 3, Science Club 3,4,
N.Y.S.S.M.A. Band 4
Class Play 2, Awards Com. 2,
Commercial Club 3, Monitor 2,
Dramatics 4, Science Club 3,4
Class Pres. 3 4, Student Play Dr. 3,
Commercial Club Treas. 3,
Nat. Hon. Soc. 3, Nat. Hon. Soc.
Vice-Pres. 4, Dramatics 4,
Monitor 3, Speaking Contest 3,
Prom King 3, Executive Com. 4
lnfmrls 1,2,3,4, Monitor 3, MILA SWYERS
Band 'I,2, Football 'l,2,3,4,
Class Vice-Pres. 4, Class Treas. 3
Class Play 2,3, Yearbook Ass't.
Ed. 3, Yearbook Ed. 4, Press
Club 2,3,4, Music Club 4,
Intmrls 'I,2,3,4, Nat. Hon. Soc. 2,3,
Nat. Hon. Soc. Pres. 4, Monitor 2,3,
Band 1,2,3,4, Chorus 4, Dramatics4
Prom Queen 3, Band Vice-Pres. 4,
N.Y.S.S.M.A. Band 4,
Executive Com. 4
Music Club I,2,3, Music Club.
Pres. 4, Monitor 2,3 4, Chorus 3,4,
Dramafics 4, Class Play 2,3,
Class Play 2, Commercial Club 3,
Inrmrls 'I,4, Nat. Hon. Soc. 2,3,
Nat. Hon. Soc. Sec. 4, Monifor 2,
Chorus 'l, Dramafics 4
Press Club 4, Commercial Club 3,
Yearbook Staff 4
Class Pres. 2, Class Vice-Pres. 3,
'Student Play Dr. 2, Planning Com. 2,
Yearbook Staff 4, Press Club
Ass't. Ed. 3, Commercial Club 3,
Bowling Club 3 4, lnfmrls 2,3,4,
Sfudeni Council' Rep. 4, Chorus 2,3,4,
Dramatics Vice-Pres. 4,
Prom Courf 3, Executive Com. 4,
Nut. Hon. Soc. 4
Class Play 2,3, Afh. Assoc.
Rep. 4, Bowling Club 4, lnfmrls2,3,4,
Chorus 4, Dramaiics 4, Language
Club 2, Nat. Hon. Soc. 4
Class Play 3, Awards Com.
Chairman 4, Yearbook Sfaff 4,
Press Club. Ass't. Ed. 3, Press
Club Ed. 4, lnfmrls 3,4, Monitor 3,
Chorus 4, Dramatics 4, Language
Club 2, Execuiive Com. 4
Nat. Hon. Soc. 4
Ath. Assoc. Treas. 'l,
lntmrls 'I,2,3,4, Monitor 2,
Band 1, Basketball 'l,2,3 4,
Football 1,2 a,4, Baseball 1,2,3,
F.F.A. 2,3, l:.F.A. vac.-Pas. 1,4
4 Intmrls 'l,2,3,4, Monitor 1,
' Basketball 1,2 3,4, Football 2,3,4,
Baseball 3,4, l5rom Court 3
Class Vice-Pres. 2, Student Council
Sec. 2, Student Council Vice-Pres. 3,
Student Council Rep. 'I,4, Ath. Assoc
Treas. 1, Yearbook As. Mgr. 4,
Intmrls 'l,2,3,4, Dramotics 4, Nat.
Hon. Soc. 2,3,4, Basketball 'l,2,3,4,
Football 4, Baseball 1,2,3,4,
Science Club Pres. 3, Science Club
Speaking Contest 3, Executive Com.
THE ROCKETTES ?
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FROMETHEUS Looxs 0
We the Class of 1954 of the Alden Central School, being of sound mind i?l and memory fwishful
thinkingj, do make, publish, and declare this our last will and testament to students and teachers at Alden
Fay Becker leaves her petite ways to Charlie Woodard.
Lorraine Becker leaves her duo personality: quiet little Lo, and Lo-cheerleader, to Nancy Garber.
Joan Clark wills her dancing acility and impersonations of Bette Davis to Marie Spillane.
Bill Coyle leaves his tuba to Gary Garrison. Don't get lost Gary.
Ray Dehn's ability to be the most sought after boy in school fby the teachersl is left to Mike Foegan.
Mary Lou DiPasquale wills her ability to hold down a iob to Joyce Neeland.
Ruth Fulton leaves her ability to go steady to Ox Router.
Mike Fleming wills his ability to stay young all his life to John Kreugger.
Shirley Goetz leaves her phone number to anyone who needs a T. V. serviceman. lRe. 54401
Joan Greiner wills her ability ta stay an the wagon to Coil Meyer.
Lillian Holts gives David Ewert her ability to keep the kids quiet in assembly.
Joanne Hahn passes along to Marilyn Balrich her pen and paper to write to service boys.
Roger Hahn leaves his vacant space in the trumpet section to Beth Webb.
Jim Heahl leaves his tap shoes to David Peebles.
Cecelia lwanski wills her simple way of laughing at a ioke for five minutes and then saying, "l don't get it',
to Carol Reuter.
Virginia.Jablonski to Gale Evans her red hair and fiery spirits.
David Johnson leaves his sharp appearance to Alvin Starr.
Beverly Kidder wills her sweet nature to Elsa Swyers.
Ronald Kidder wills his "Gambling Guitar" to Tom Pope.
Barbara Kramp leaves her tall stately appearance to Janet Streit.
Pat Mauer gives her dull roar of laughter to Nancy Finch.
Dick Mansfield leaves his ability to play left guard to Buddy Venditti.
Ralph Meyer wills his ability to operate the grocery stor'e to Tony Cius.
Jerry Miles, hating to rob the school of such ability, leaves his basketball shooting talent to Bob Koch.
Myrna Muchow leaves her cute dimples to Stan Wiles.
Dick Neeland gives his vigorous "get-up-and-go" spirits to Bill Irish.
Jean Nuwer wills her way to cut a fancy rug on Saturday night to Mary Spillane.
Bill Nuwer leaves his enthusiasm for football season to Burtori Lee, Ill.
Dave 0'Meara wills his ceremonious speeches to Bob Eagan.
Carole Parker bequeaths her charming freckles to Harry Hill.
John Rodman wills his way with cars to Dave Francis when he needs to fix his camera.
Barbara Polen leaves her dreamy blue eyes to Linda Spencer.
Fred Reed leaves his leadership and dependability to Barney Platzer.
Robert Reuter leaves his musical ability to Kenny Duttweiler.
Jeanette Schendel leaves her pot of coffee to Miss Tomlinson when she wants to keep calm.
Eloise Streit wills her big voice to Joyce Wormington.
Judy Swyers gives her high soprano voice to Kathy Mansfield.
Mila Swyers leaves the problems of editing the yearbook to Pat Thompson.
Elvira Venditti leaves to Chester Wisniewski her ability to wind spaghetti. lWhat?j
Dolores Wigler wills her sky ways to Dolly Jablonski.
Douglas Wise gives his ever constant frown to George Hake to use on occasions.
Dan Wiles leaves his morning after the night before smile to Paul Pautler.
Jim Woodard leaves his all around sports ability to Albert Fox.
Frank Yax wills his ability to stick with all the females to Dale Kreutter.
Walter Zandi bequeaths his high l.Q. to George McGaughey. KH ere's hoping you're eligible next year, George.,
To Mr. Conrad and the faculty we leave the pleasant memory that they prepared our class to go into
the world with high hopes for a successful future.
We are looking into the future to the year 1974. Faces are coming into focus in the crystal ball.
Jerry Miles has become a pro basketball player with Dick Mansfield as his coach. A crew headed
by Frank Yax and including Doug Wise and Johnny Redman has iust started on a trip to Mars. Bill Coyle
has formed a very unusual campany which provides office help for all businesses on Mars. Among his
best secretaries are Dolores Wigler, Myrna Muchow, Shirley Goetz, and Bev Kidder. Bob Reuter has found-
ed a nationally known music school. On the teaching staff are Judy Swyers and Jean Nuwer. A famous
graduate of this school is Roger Hahn, known professionally as Hotlips Hahn. Another graduate who has
formed his own band, Ronnie Kidder, received the award of outstanding Sweet Bond of 1974.
Fred Reed has opened his own night club, called Jazz Over Land, in honor of his disc iockey show
of the same name. Chief technician for the Intra-Space Broadcasting Company is Wally Zandi. Wally has
developed many new processes, such as sending color television signals between planets.
On the staff of a new hospital built in space is Lillian Holtz, head of the Nursing Department.
Her able assistants are Eloise Streit and Ginny Joblonski. Head of the Physical Therapy Department is
Carole Parker. A very important iab is done by Fay Becker,who has become an expert in handling children.
Cecelia Iwonski heads the Psychiatry Department, which has developed advanced techniques in working
with cases of space-happy people. Also on the staff of this hospital are medical secretaries Barbara Palen
and Elvira Venditti.
Ray Dehn is running a space freighter between Jupiter and Saturn. He worked for a famous dis-
tiller, Dan Wiles who has become a connoisseur of good beverages.
In the romantic lead of a new show an Broadway in New York is Bill Nuwer, famous opera star.
ln the chorus are Barbara Kramp and Joan Clark.
Dick Neeland has expanded the dairy into a nation-wide business. His chief advisor is Jim
Woodard, who has become an agricultural expert.
Jeanette Schendel has become an air-line hostess for an inter-space passenger line. Mila Swyers
provides organ music for the passengers on the first organ to be installed in a plane.
Ralph Meyer has become a noted naturalist and forest ranger in the Yellowstone Park.
Dave Johnson has opened his own accordion factory, which manufactures a new accordian which
Dave designed himself.
Jim Heahl has become a famous dancing star. He replaced Gene Kelly when Kelly retired a few
Lorraine Becker has opened her second beauty shop on Park Avenue in New York. Her first shop,
located on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, is operated by Mary Lou Dipasquale.
Mike Fleming delivers inter-planetary newspapers to various planets. He traded his motor scooter
for a first-class rocket ship.
Joanne Hahn is a private secretary to the President of the United States. Mrs. NeIson's training
really put her on the top.
Ruth Fulton, Pat Mauer, and Joan Greiner have opened their own printing plant. Their long hours
in the printing room, working on tickets,.programs, etc., gave them plenty of practice.
Dave O'Meara has became a well known after-dinner speaker. After all these years he is still
ln opening his own door to the future, each individual has found happiness and success. We hope I
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First Row L. to R. - G. Garrison, A. Kron, M. Balrich,
D. Gerhardt, R. Koch
Second Row - L. Greil, B. Kocol, J. Eshbaugh, V. Kosa-
kowski, S. Gadd
Third Row - A. Fox, J. Foley, F. Gerhardt, S. Abers,
Fourth Raw - J. Haehle, I. Dersam, M. Spillane,
E. Chauncey, E. Kruetter
Fifth Row - J. Krueger, S. Kelchlin, J. Kotecki, D.Ewert
As the Junior Class began its third year of High
School, we were handed a key-ring with four keys
The first key was for Mr. Schaefer's cabinet.
Here we kept our sweatshirts, which we sold during
the school year.
The next key was for the Proiection Room. It was
from here that our movies eminated. Our first movie
was on Jan. 29, featuring "Ginger" and "Smith of
A key for an electric guitar was the third one.
The guitar was part of an orchestra which played at
our Junior Barndance March 12.
The master key was for our Junior Prom, held
Orl May 21.
These were the highlights of our third year
in High School.
First Row L. to R. - J. Simon, J. Suess, D. Stehle,
A. Swyers, R. Nehrboss
Second Row - J. Seitz, P. Thompson, L. Rayner,
M. Voelker, E. Roll
Third Row - B. Stilla, R. Polik, B. Sturm, E. Webb,
M. Spillane, G. Meyer
Fourth Row - A. O'Connor, C. Wisniewski, J. Lasker,
F. McCarthy, D. Wise
Fifth Row - R. Mueller, C- Garrison, C. Woodard,
Row L. to R. - T. Pope, M. Destreich, D. Prieschel,
Row - C. O'Meara, J. Werner, P. Welker, M. Simon,
Nuwer, A. Nuwer
L. Shrock, H. Terreberry
ourth Row - L. Snyder, S. Strong, J. Warmington, L. Neeland
M. Walker, A. Eastwood
ifth Row - W. Piskorowski, R. Rider, P. Spillane
This year the class of '56 turned the key
to the second door of high school life. We
are full masters of the year behind us and
are looking forward to an ever widening cir-
cle of friends in the two years that follow.
We have used our knowledge and experience
to sponsor many successful activities in-
cluding two movies, a candy and pencil sale
and a Sadie Hawkins Dance.
Behind us we have left a rich year and
we now have one great assurance for the
future: the two that follow will be richer
First Row L. to R. - D. Francis, N. Garber, D. Jablonski,
D. Eastwood, R. Eshbaugh, T. Muchow
Second Row - N. Finch, l. Kuhn, R. Nehrboss, M. Foegen,
K. Mansfield, E. Kelly
Third Row - F. Brauza, J. lwanski, D. Billiar, K. Duttweiler,
M. Fix, J. Kumpf
Fourth Raw - L. Kazmark, S. Ferry, D. Coakley, A. Cius,
P. Pautler, J. Neeland
Fifth Row - R. Franklin, R. Lemke, G. Hake, B. Dombrowski
Row - H. Terreberry, J. Swyers, L. Schmidt, R. Snyder
E' V '
N R ggi iq
S E F
K Y 1
E S 51.4.
J., J. NUWE R
First Row L. to R. - R. Dynas, G. Franklin, G. Evans,
T. Billiar, S. Goodenough
Second Row - A. Fix, C. Binder, N. Bome. B. Bierig, C. Erb
Third Row - D. Daniels, J. Billiar, D. Guido, F. Czechowicz,
R. Godd, J. Czyzowski
Fourth Row - R. Eagan, G. Grenier, E. Dabb, W. Bird, M. Cole
To open the door of our high school years, our
class had conducted many activities. Among these
were our first movies which were very successful. We
also sold candy at the football and basketball games
and, with the cooperation of the administration, we sold
candy after school which proved to be very prosperous.
ln our future years we hope to conduct more activities,
such as sponsoring dances, movies, and the selling of
FF F MISS EASTIWOOD
First Row L. to R. - W. Newman, L. Olszewshi, J. Mallon,
H. Nuwer, D. Kelly
Second Row - S. Nadeau, M. Jagusialc, R. Hornung, P. Miller
Third Row - M. Hall, D. Henskee, H. Hill, R. Harding, P. Lock
Fourth Row - B. Lee, G. Hosinski, J. Kazmark, J. Nicholai,B.Hodge
Fifth Row - C. Munn, R. Lemke, G. McGaughey, T. Kreutter,
First Row L. to R. - R. Ruzewski. D. Rebmon, J. Streit,
M. Wisniewski, L. Spencer, L. Skaddan
Second Row - Z. Voellcer, R. Vullo, M. Sweet, J. Weig,
Third Row - B. Platzer, N. VanVolkenbLrg, F. Schmithe,
B. Rohl, B. Sitzman
Fourth Row - S. Weinsheimer, K. Wilson, N. Schmitt, F. Ven-
ditti, E. Swyers
First Row L. to R. - P. Hinney, V. Gerhardt,
J- Kifkmdnf N. Nehrboss, P. Schmidt,
Second Row - G. Kegler, C. Fisher, J. Eastwood
D. Koch, W. Hardy
Third Row - J. Belles, R. Fisher, J. Dahn,
Fourth Row - E. Goodnoth, R. Edwards, J.Lemke
Fifth Row - D.Koteckie, J. Heineman, J. Kumpf
First Row L. to R. - R. Niehus, J. Thompson, J. Hodge, C. Reuter, J. Simon, E. Woodard
Second Row - P. Marx, D. Sharpe, M. Schmidt, C. Matthies, C. Tuerk
Third Row - R. Montana, G. Roberts, J. Peploe, B. Moofz
Fourth Row - D. Sievenpiper, W. Schmidt, H. Warmington, J. Noah
Fifth Row - T. Wimmer, P. Spillane, D. Weig, M. Wigler
First Row L. to R. - H Kuhl S Christner B Hmkson C Bienlek J Eaton
Se:-'cond Row - R. Hahn P 'Pomlarowskl S Kumpf C Henlry L Foss K f h S E v E N
T ird Row - R. Gaodenoug J Choate M Krzos R Iris K Hememan H ump E C cate
Fourth Row - G. Dussoult L Francis D Fix E H y G E
Fifth Row - D. Kramp B Klingelsmlth G Grenler R Greil J Cooke H Hinsken
Sixth Row - F. Hayes B Hlnsken N Edwards T Blerlg R Koteckl
First Row L. to R. - A Newman B LaQuay K Merle D Stoldt M T ll
3-iCOJ11i?R0w -GGMWglg0l? D Nehrboss J 'Lon street PJ Simon P Puglixowski S E v E N
ir ow - . o at Slevenplper A lpp e D itz G S y r J N t
Fourth Row - W. Welnsheimer E Reich R Vogt R Miles L Pvepeloi S SlJx?:: J Sxymanskn G E
Fifth Row - l. Prahasko S Yoder M Wilson R Peebles B Simmons D McMahon
Absent - M. Pautler
First Row L. to R. - D. Cronin, S. Nowak, P. Williams, M. Kiellaasa, L. Stoldt
Second Row - D. VanVolkenberg, H. Trybuskiewicz, R. Baker, R. Wise, H. Black, V. Preischel,
D. Vogt, J. Frantz, E. Eshbaugh
Third Row - T. Gadd, D. Webb, J. Sturm, G. Harris, R. Vincent, N. Hill, K. Sherman G D E
Fourth Row - M. Neufang, S. Hammer, O. Ferguson, L. Munn, J. Kirkman, M. Chauncey, H. Langer
First Row L. to R. - L. Kamien, K. Winkler, B. Blair, J. Cummings, J. Trybuskiewicz, J. Kumpf
Second Row - B. Haehl, S. Finch, K. Rohl, M. Newton, D. Longstreet, C. Border, M. Lock,
D. Lynch, G. Russell
Third Row - D. Theon, T. Wetmore, R. Prohasko, E. Harris, P. Lauer, T. Spock, L. Shelly G D E
Fourth Row - J. Billiar, F. Szpila, C. Groves, W. Kegler, J. Krauss, R. Langer .
rrst ow . to R. - . ie us, J. Lee, S. Rupe, E. Cooke, J. Gerhardt, S. Stratton, G. Bell
Second Row - G. Dabb, S. Sweet, G. MacNaughton, S. Neeland, D. Eaton, B. Cotton, D. Nugent,
K. Muchow, D.IPonnelly h h
Third Row - T. Be es, C. Hamers, S. C esmore, M. Weber, C. McGaug ey, T. Harper, A. Montana,
E. Lohman, R. Wimmer G D E
Fourth Row - G. Folkerth, M. Weierheiser, M. Schmidt, T. Moffatt, C. Michaud, C. Weaver,
J. Scheneker Absent - G. Cassidy
:Lf ,pf ,yi
FirstwRcETui':o R. - P. Gadd, M. Wimmer, H. Cotton, S. Goldstein, H. Peebles, J. Miklinski,
Second Row - L. Reiner, C. Hardy, J. Dombro sk', W. Christ , M. B , J. L , G. K' f ,
F. Neeland, L. Huse w I ner Yers ee IP er G D E
Third-1-Row - F. Stebbins, D. Newman, W. Tomary, R. Meides, R. Tyll, M. Schmidt, R. Soika,
Fourth Row - L. Hiney, D. Sweet, S. Smith, P. Cronin, E. Moffat, G. Case Absent- G. Eggleston
Absent - G. Eggleston MR. SIEMBIDA
' ,.., 1 A L 1 Eli
F' tR L.t R.-B.Shff,C.Ch t,S.Wb ,F.Khl,C.S 'I,K.P ,J.F t,J.L ke
Sdloind oR::w -OP. Phillips? R?rKuhl, lioC5lbert,eS.eMichauLd, E. Halnpdrg, D. L:v'::lcwoodlcTI.zWeigol,g'lI: U
G. BI ' S. No rd
Third Rowmrl J. Simvgis, R. Wormington, D. Patterson, L. Klinkman, J. Kipfer, V. Heinemon, G D E
A. K I
Fourth Rslyfl C. Hamers, S. Wheaton, J. Smith, G. Fisher, B. Merle, P. Taylor, G. Stoldt -
First Row L. to R. - E. Kumpf B. Moffat, G. Pleck , D. E I' h, P. Munn
Second Row - J. Tyll, E. Daudher, R. Dulak, R. Wise, B. Mlgttz, P. Hardy, M. Czechowicz,
G. Newton, D. Bensley
Third Row - S. Woodard, T. Czechowicz, P. Grenier, M. Wigler, C. Russell, D. Neff, D. Holtz G D E
Fourth Row - R. Eaton, A. Longstreet, J. Cooke, D. Predmore, D. Phelps, M. Miller
Absent - C. Piotlciewcz, K. Powlison MRS PATRELL
urs-ow.o.-.caer,.mz,. mgr,.oc,. mp,. ,.t
Secoraxl Soma -dR. Dynas, R. Wiegold, P. Lavan, K. ?'rol1aska,1ll. Clmallmcey, R. lllfsiiafer, K?ogienick, I
1 ee an
Tl1irdDRcE:Zm?ni:6slvliklinski, B. Piskorowski, W. Kuhl, B. Harris, C. Koelbel, D. Webb, S. Vincent, G
Fourth Row - D. Fer uson, T. Kuhn, W. Cotton, J. McGaugl1ey, B. Wilson, D. Schlabaclc, T. Lapp,
K. h, . 1
W' ' R Keg "' Miss ooBoNY
First Row L. fo R. - R. Winkler, H. Kumpf, S. Nowak, S. Kuhl, L. Eastwood, G. Trybuszkiewicz, L. Ruyse T H I R D
Second Row - W. Groves, L. Mail-nies, W. Jordans, C. Polen, S. Tyll, C. Polfleit, V. Carney, N. Bell,
Third Row - C. Heineman, C. Coxe, R. Tomory, W. Swyers, D. Nestor, J. Fischer, O. Evans, L. Ward, G E
Fourth Row - E. Szachta, R. Lemke, F. Blowers, J. Ekroth, G. Davidson, J. Hawley, B. McMahon,
L' Vogel Mres. Meowlo
First Row L. fo R. - J. Haehl, M. Schmidbauer, L. Baker, L. Spencer, D. Williams, J. Hagen E C 0 N D
Second Rovl: - S. Peebles, B. Ullem, J. Erb, G. Marziale, P. Dillon, T. Cassel, L. Hutchinson, S
R. Soi a
Third Row - E. Schmidt, C. Harris, M. Turnsfrom, D. McCaleb, K. Green, K. Reigle,J. Kaczmarek G D E
Fourth Row - J. Giles, G. Carney, R. Lapp, P. Shaner, L. LaVan, M. Shrock, T. Nestor
First Row L. fo R. - D. Word, L. Jordans, J. Garber, J. Predmore, B. Williams, D. Harper
Second Row - J. Haehl, R. Simons, R. Hahn, L. Reiner, F. Giles, S. Nugent, N. Cummings S N D
Third Row - A. Bensley, D. Weierheiser, R. Roestedt, E. Mesik, S. Dalton, L. Szpila
Fourth Row - J. Dixon, B. Kalway, W. MocNaughton, C. Snyder, D. Spillane, M. Miichell G E
nrst ow . to
Second Row - J.
. - . oore, . s aug , . c a ac , . Conra , D. a er, M. Rirano,
Rauten strauch, S. Ferguson, C. Lock, G. Lohman, C. Covert, M. Huse, M. Nowak, R. Krauss
Third Row - E. Kumpf, L. Karcher, P. Barton, T. Frank, R. Phelps, J. Piskorowski, F. Cotton,
H. Sherman, J. Chapman
Fourth Row - T. Waigold, D. Ostrowski, J. Vogel, D. Horni, C. Brunner, L. Johnson, G- Allen,
B. Evans, M-. Wehner
First Row L. to R. - S. Pruesch, J. Cotton, B. Burr, J. Giles, P. Cummings, E. Snyder, L. Cullen,
Second Sow - C. Ziegler, M. Ellis, F. Hardy, A. Choate, A. Dombrowslci, R. Bettcher, K. Gilbert,
Third Row - L. Nunemaker, S. Wysocki, B. Szymanski, N. Ingersoll, J. Russel, J. Knowlton,
J. Weierheiser, P. Mesick, D. Webster
Fourth Row - D. Mosier, AP. Pitz, C. O'Grady, D. Airey, T. Lynch, N. Gadd, M. Kaczmarek, R. Stoos
First Row L. to R. - W. Pfeil, W. Covert, C. Evans, L. Beyers, J. Belles, M. McCarthy, N D E R-
N. Mattl e
Second Row - J. Frantz, J. Williams, C. Austin, S. Bagrowski, D. Barnes, D. Kidder,
J. Mi chaud, M. Brown G A R T E N
Third Row - J. Heineman, L. Sherman, J. Weaver, B. Staebell, J. Sikora, C. Dittman,
Fourth Row - B. Loggie, E. Sorge, C. Roberts, R. Rush, D. Macey, E.Jablonski MISS BRAVEN
F'rst Row L. to R. - J. Mo k, J. Sm'th, D. Wahr, D. Lo kwood, C. Kaczmar k, K. Donn lly
Second Row - D. Ellis, R.cDaucher,'J. Klinkman, K. Shilly, M. Koch, T. Bsachy, L. Erlla,
D. F rry
Third Ro: - K. Burzynski, W. Kalway, P. Skowron, P. Kamien, M. Mesik, R. Servis, R. Sweet G A R T E N
Fourth Ro: - R. Flick, D. O'Grady, A. Marsden, J. Russell, S. Critchlaw, P. Dulak,
P. La en
First Row L. to R.
Second Row -
Third Row -
First Row L. To R.
. Cha man,
Second Row -
Third Row -
Tv 7 . lb V .. s ', , -HL
First Row L. to
Third Row -
First Row L. to R.
Second Row -
Absent - K.YAmes, J. Simon
First Row L. to R.
Second Row -
W. Kingel smith
Second Row -
Third Row -
Fourth Row -
First Row L. to R.
Third Row - '
Seated L. to R.
Sec. M. Foegen
Pres. L. Holtz
V.F'res. A. Swyers
St d' -
The Student Council, composed of
I8 students elected from grades 7-I2,
is the governing body of the school. It
controls the Monitor System to enforce
school rules, the Student Court, which
tries violators and fixes penalties, and
theplanning Committee, which schedules
class events for the school year.
Row 1 L to R - R. Irish, E. Venditti,
D.Johnson, W. Zandi, D. Peebles
Row 2 L to R - G. Dussault, L. Spencer,
E. Chauncey, L. Schmidt, R. Ruhlman,
M. Sweet,,T. Wimmer, iD. Sievenpiper,
Seated L. to R. - C. O'Meara, B. Hodge,L. Becker
Stand. L. to R. - C. Reuter, B. Lee, R. Hey, R. Nehrbo
Row 'I L to R - S. Goetz, H. Terrelaerry, J. Werner, P. Voelker, E. Swyers,
Z. Voelker, B. Bierig
Row 2 L to R - A. Swyers, Chairman, E. Roll, M. Spillane, M. Spillane, M.Muchow,
R. Eshbaugh, R. Ruhlman, D. Francis, C. Wisniewski, R. Kidder
Row 3 L to R - D. Ewert, R. Reuter, D. Luderman
ln presenting this book, the Album
Staff has attempted to express the highlights
at our passed school years. We hope that we
have brought back many unforgettable memor-
ies experienced in these years at Alden
Seated L to R - P. Thompson, A. Swyers, J. Swyers,
V. Jablonski, E. Venditti
Stand. L to R - D. Wigler, M. Muchow, A. Nuwer, F. Reed,
R. Reuter, D. O'Meara, L. Becker, J. Greiner
-if 5 . ,. , Qxg
, -.-fri-.f. nun'-I ur in
Editor - M. Swyers
Advisor - Miss Drexelius
Layout Editor - F. Reed
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Members of this honorary so-
ciety are upper classmen chosen
by the faculty on the basis of
scholarship, service, leadership
and character. I
Seated L to R - P. Thompson, A. Swyers,
M. Swyers- Pres., L. Holtz, J. Schendel-Sec
Stand. L to R - F. Reed-V.Pres., W. Zandi,
C. Woodard, Absent- Fac. Adv. Mr. Duncan
Seated L to R - W. Zandi- Bus. Mgr.,
L. Holtz - Secretary
Stand L to R - M. Swyers - Editor,
C. Parker - Treasurer
Row I C.O'Mears J Clark C.lwanski F. Gerhardt J Werner M. Sw ers
The purpose of th
Press Club is twofold: t
develo writing talent an
S to publicize school event:
S The news is printed weekl
in the Alden Advertiser.
' 1 ' 1 1 1 ' I Y
Row 2 - S. Goetz, D. Gernordt, J. Eshbaugh, M. DiPasquale, J. Swyers,
M. Muchow, L. Holtz, P. Locke, D. Eastwood, D. Preichel
Row 3 - R. Fulton, E. Venditti, V. Jablonski, M. Fix, M. SpiIIane,M. Spill-
ane, B. Kocol, D. Wigler, B. Stilb, A. Swyers, M. Nuwer
Row 4 - R. Snyder, D. Miedes, H. Hill, G. Garrison, D. Francis, H. Fener,
M. Fleming, J. Grenier, M. Walker, B. Kidder, J. Hahn
PSN ARD5 COMMITTE
Seated L to R - P. Mauer
Mr. Trippe, Advisor I
Standing - B. Kocol,
J. Swyers, M. Oestreich
Seated L to R - Asst.Bs.Ed. M. Balrick, Asst.Ed. A. Kron,
Editor J. Swyers
ding - Bs. Ed. B. Polen, Asst.Ed. A. Nuwer, Sec. C. Park?
, JUNIOR CLASSICAL
J UNIO R CLASSICAL L EAGUE
The Junior Classical League is a national organization composed of local
classical clubs in seco
The purpose of this
ndary schools throughout the United States.
League is to encourage among the young people of our
and art of ancl
country an interest in and appreciation of the civilization, language, literature,
'ent Greece and Rome.
AWA RDS COMMITTE E
The Awards Committee is
made up of one member from
each class of the Junior and
Senior High Schools. lts pur
pose is to present awards to
students who are outstanding in
Row 1 - A. Swyers, A. Nuwer,
Mrs. Folts, M.Oestreich,
Row 2 - J. Kazmark, S. Strong,
M. Fix, R.Dombrowski, H.Terre-
berry, L.Neeland, T. Cius,
P.Voellcer, F. Gerhardt, J. Swyer s,
J. Eshbaugh, D. Gerbardt, P.Thom-
son, G. Meyers
Row 3 - M. Balrick, C. 0'M eara,
K .Mansfield, N . Finch, J.Wemer,
A. Meiler, J. Suess
car, they add to their
The members of the
ience Club are those
udents who are inter-
ted in learning more
out science. By taking
ips to places of scienti-
c interest during the
owledfe in the vari
elds o science.
The purpose of the Music Club is to promote musical interest in the school,
both in popular and classical fields.
At regular monthly meetings the business ofthe clubis followed by some form
of musical entertainment given by the members. -
The Athletic Associa-
tion is set up for the
purpose of governing and
advertising for all athletic
events. There are ap-
members of this associa-
tion elected from grades
7 through 12. Last Fall
the association presented
the "Ootka Champs" with
a trophy at the Football
Row 1 L to R - W. Zandi,
Row 2 - M. Sweet, B.Lee, B.Sitzman
Row 3 - L.Kozmarl4, J.Peebles
Standing - Miss Tomlinson,
T.Muchow, D. Francis, G.Hake,
W. Coyle, Mr. Peepers
Piano Bench L to R -
Pres. R. Reuter,
Treos. T. Cius,
Sec. G. Jablonski,
M V.Pres. F. Gerhardt
U Row 'I - M.Swyers, M.
Oestreich, P. Mauer,
S V...lablonski, J.Kumph,
I N. VanVolkenburg,
C hE.Nuwer, M.Voelker,
ROW 2 - B.Platzer, D.
Miedes, H.Hill, R.Meyer,
C R. Eshbaugh, R.Dom-
browski, C. Erb, F.Ven-
L ditti, Miss Sager
U Row 3 - D.Guido, M.CoIe,
B C.0'Moara, K.Mansfield,
J.Mallon, M. Fix, A.Swyers
ROW 4 - D.Daniels, M.
Walker, A.Nuwer, H.Terre-
J. Suess, J. Werner
ROW I 'L to R - E. Swyers, L. Neeland, M. Bolrick, F. Becker, E. Strait, D. Gerhardt,
Row 2 - C. Woodard, T. Pope, W. Piskorowski, T. Foley, R. Eagen, R. Lemke
Row 3 - G. Miles, K. Mansfield, R. Neeland, F. Grenier
The Junior Play, "Finders
Creepers," directed by Mr. Sin-
clair was presented April 23 and
24 to a very appreciative audi-
ence. This mystery-comedy
presented many hilarious and
thrilling moments throughout the
evening as the plot was unfolded.
Dramatics Club Advisor and Officers: Mr. Hanlon
6 Q Carole Parker, Elsa Swyers, Shirley Goetz,
mx RU T Ann T
cm now S0 ' C HERE WASH'l4OTl:srALL
The purpose of the Dramatic Association is twofold:
first, to improve the quality of school plays by developing stu-
dent talent, and second, to rovide many more students an
opportunity to display their tarents in advertising art, printing,
makeup, lighting and stage designing. The association is under
the direction of Mr. Hanlon.
Our final formal dance, the Senior Ball,
was held on March 5, 1954. The highlight of
the evenin was the crowning of Joanne Hahn
and Danie? Wiles as king and queen. The
decorations reflected the beautiful theme of
The Class of 1954 held their Junior Prom,
the "Loveliest Night of the Year," on May 8,
1953. The crowning of Queen Mila Swyers and
King Fred Reed, elected by the student body,
climaxed the evening.
. . 1
Junior Prom Court, L to R. - D. Johnson, F. Yax, R. Neeland,
G. Miles, P. Mauer, L. Becker, V.Jablonski, E. Venditti
Crown Bearers - M. Wehner and E. Jablonski
King and Queen - F. Reed and M. Swyers
King and Queen of Senior Ball
JOANNE HAHN and DANIEL WILES
Crowning of Junior Prom King and Queen -
L to R - M. Wehner, C. Chauncey,
F. Reed, M. Swyers, C. Mallon,
and E. Jablonski
Crowning of Football Queen -
F. Yax, V. Jablonski, L. Becker
The Senior Class held a Football Dance Octo-
ber 9 to celebrate Alden Central's first eleven man
football championship. One of the football co-
captains, Frank Yax, crowned Ginny Jablonski
Queen of Football with Lorraine Becker as her
The Senior Band, under the direction of Mr. Agone, promotes the interest of the students in
active musical participation.
This organization enriches school musical life my participating in assemblies, giving Christ-
mas and Spring Concerts, and performing at the Amherst Musical Festival.
Row 1, L
H. Fenner, D. Wise, R. Hahn
2, L to R - R. Dombrowski, C. Erb, G. Meyers, R. Nehrboss, C. Woodard, R. Meyer, A. Swyers, W. Coyle,
R. Kidder, D. Daniels, B. Lee, P. Spillane, R. Ruhlman
to R - A. Nuwer, J. Billiar, S. Strong, H. Terreberry, H. Kumph, F. Grenier, D. Ewert, D. Wise
, to R - P. Spillane, Mr. Agone, E. Swyers, D. Johnson, R. Eshbaegh, A. Cius
to R - H. Terreberry, D. O'Meara, P. Thompson, D. Gerhardt, N. Finch, M. Swyers, C. Parker,
The Senior Chorus, also under Mr. Agone's direction is composed of students who enioy
The chorus was very active during the Christmas season and gave public performances in
to R - A. Nuwer, D. Preishel, M. Oestreich, M. Nuwer, J. Mallon, J. Mallon, R. Nehrboss, N. Finch,
K. Mansfield, J. Werner, N. Garber, E. Streit, G. Joblonski, L. Spencer, Mr. Agone
Row 2, L to R - E. Venditti, J. lwanski,'J. Suess, A. Swyers, L. Shrack, M. Swyers, B. Kocal, P. Welker,
H. Terreberry, D. Stehle, S. Goetz, C. Iwanski
Row 3, L to R - P. Voelker, H. Terreberry, C. Parker, J. Swyers, E. Swyers, J. Swyers, S. Strong, M. Muchow,
N. Van Volkenburg, J. Clark, B. Stilb, L. Greil, P. Thompson
Row 4, L to R - C. Erb, B. Sitzman, R. Ruhlman, L. Schmidt, D. Guido, W. Coyle, R. Kidder, B. Lee,
D. Johnson, R. Reuter, D. Ewert, R. Hornung, M. Sweet '
This division of the Music Department is the stepping stone to the Senior Band. Here
students learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument so that Iater they may ioin the Senior
Band. The band is directed by Mr. Agone.
Row 'l, L to R - C. Erb, J. Billiar, S. Strong, B. LaQuay, N. Finch, J. Choate, C. Fisher, D. Daniels, B. Lee
Row 2, L to R - J. Nugent, C. Henry, J. Simon, L. Peplce, P. Piskorowski, B. Simmons, M. Krzos,
G. Grenier, G. Swyers, L. Francis
Row 3, L to R - E. Kelley, D. Kramp, J. Szymanski, J. Thompson, D. Pitz, H. Kumph, F. Grenier
Standing - I. Prohaska, Mr. Agone, G. Weigold, J. Cooke, P. Spillane
The Junior Chorus is an organization which prepares students for Senior Chorus. The
fundamentals of harmony and group singing are learned here. The students in the chorus are
from Seventh and Eighth grades. This is under the direction of Mr. Agone.
Front, L to R - R. Goodenough, D. Fix
Row I, IJ ts RI- B. LaQuay, J. Eaton, C. Bieniek, S. Choistner, L. Fass, A. Newman, C. Tuerk, C. Mathias,
. ep oe
Row 2, L to R - J. Hodge, H. Hinsken, B. Klingelsmith, J. Thompson, N. Edwards, G. Grenier, R. Hahn,
G. Dussault, F. Hayes, L. Francis
Row 3, L to R - K. Heinem cn, G. Moffat, E. Hey, M. Kader, R. Irish, H. Kumph, D. Kramp, K. Meole,
D. Nehrboss, S. K unph
F. F. A
Front - Miss Eastwood
Row 1, L to R - E. Swyers, S. Nadeau, J. Nuwer, J. Mallon,
L.Olszewski, J.Kazmark, R. Ruzewski, D.KelIy, A. Fox, D. Francis
Row 2 - D.Billiar, C.Wisniewski, D.Miedes, J.Foley, B.L.ee, R.Hor-
nung, W.Cullen, D.Henskee, L.Kazmark, R.Lemke, W.Newman
Row 3 - R.Kreutter, D.Kreutter, G.Miles, G.McGauhey, R.Meyer,
The Service Club, under the supervision of
Miss Eastwood, enables the students that are
interested, to gain experience in the use of the
different machines in the school. These stugents
then show movies and slides to the diferent
classes. This club has a large membership and is
a very important part of our school.
Row l, L to R - D.Miedes, L. Snyder, M. Cole,
Row 2 - G. Franklin, R.Dynas, J.Foley, E.Dabb
R.Hahn, Ja Woodard, D.Kreutter, A. Fow,
R.Nehrboss, Mr. Koch, R. Redman
Row 3 - R. Snyder, W. Cullen, J. Kreuger,
R. Rider, R. Lemke, S. Ferry
The F.F.A. is a national organization
of farm and rural boys studying Vocational
Agriculture in the 48 states, Puerto Rico
The primary purpose is to develop rural
leadership, cooperation and good citizenship.
Alden chapter rates high among the 8 chap-
ters in Erie County as a result of a well
rounded program of activities.
The Bowling Club of Alden Cen-
trol formed in 1951 and continued
through till December 1953. There
were eight teams which competed
against each other.
L to R - B. Gardner, M. DiPasquale, J. Neeland,
P. Mauer, G. Meyer, R. Fulton, B. sfilb
Row 2, L to R - F. Becker, V. Jablonski, L. Becker,
L. Rayner, R. Polik, B. Sturm, J. Seitz
Row 3, L to R - M. Spillane, J. Kumpf, N. VanVolkenberg, G. Evans, B. Polen, B- Kramp, E. Venditti
Row 4, L to R - L. Spencer, M. Spillane, M. Walker, D. Eastwood, K. Mansfield, C. O'Mears, N. Garner, R. Nehrboss
Row 5, L to R - B. Kidder, B. Hodge, E. Swyers, J. Kazmark, J. Greiner, B. Kocol, J. Eshbaugh, J. Nuwer
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This was Alden s second year in the newly organized
Oatka Football conference, which has now seven teams.
From all indication this newly formed conference is be-
ng a big success.
Through the guidance and coaching of Mr. Melvin Schaef-
fer, Alden's football team won the Oatka Conference and
through the first unbeaten, untied season in the
The highlight of the season was the last game against
Akron, havin won the conference last year, was the only
team Alden fund not yet beaten in eleven man football.
When the game ended, Alden had its undefeated season,
winning by a score of 25 to 0.
The seven seniors leaving this ear will be greatly
missed in the future. They include the three co-captains,
Woodard, Dick Mansfield and Frank Yax, and Danny
Billy Nuwer and Dick Neeland.
boys continue in their various walks of life, we
will never forget their football days at Alden
This year's varsity basketball team was
one of the best teams turned out in recent
years. They ended the season with a re-
cord of 'I3 wins and 3 losses, while cap-
turing second place in the Genesee-
Orleans B league.
The highlights of the season were vic-
tories over our old rivals, Corfu and
Oakfield, and also a new league scoring
record for the most points scored by a
team in a sin le game. This score was
made in the lost game of the season
against Alexander, with a score of 94-57.
The members of this yeor's team, Jerry
Miles, Dick Neeland, Jim Woodard, Wally
Zandi, Dick Rider, Frank Yax, Charlie
Woodard, Dave Johnson, Bob Koch and Al
Fox would like to thank their coach Mr.
Richardson for his patient guidance,
through which they have learned a lot,
not only about Basketball, but also, and
more important, about sportsmanship.
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Our cheerleaders are as important
to us as our teams, for they instill
the pep and school spirit into our
athletic events. The squad consists
of twelve cheerleaders, six varsity
and six iunior varsity. Elected an-
nually by the. student body, the
varsity is chosen from the iunior and
senior classes, and the iayvees from
the freshmen and sophomore classes.
The cheerleaders, under the super-
vision of Mrs. Hay, were very import-
ant in the winning football and
J. vi FOOTBALL
Alden Central School had its first Junior Varsity Football team this year and this .
team is certainly worthy of mention. The Little Bulldogs, coached by Mr. Richardson,
were outweighed and outnumbered in all games but their record is very impressive, with
two wins and three losses.
Row l, L to R: A. Cius, F. Venditti, G. Garrison, C. Daucher, T. Wimmer, D. Coakley,
Row 2, L to R: D. Wise, F. Greiner, G. McGaughey, P. Spillane, T. Pope, R. Rider
Row 1, L to R:
T. Po e,
Row 2, L to R:
Row 3, L to R:
J. V. BASKETBALL
The Alden Junior Varsity Basketball team, coached by Mr. Hay, had a very suc-
cessful year with a record of' ten wins and six losses. The team showed a fighting spirit
and the will to win, throughout the entire season. The Junior Varsity hopes to have an-
other successful season with many reserves filling the vacated positions, and many new
freshmen, next year.
ROW 'lf L to R: E. Dabb, R. Snyder,
T. Wimmer, G. Garrison, M. Foegen,
Row 2, L to R: M. Sweet, P. Spil-
lane, G. Hake, D. Kreutter, D. Weig, R
Row 3, L to R: Coach Hay, A.Cius, E
J. Foley, H. Hill, F. Venditti,
A. Staerr, R. Mansfield, D. Lucler-
man, D. Billiar, W. Bird, D. Wise,
Alden's Strong men had a record
of two wins and tour defeats in
this year's wrestling competition.
Alden placed fifth in the county
which was won by 0akfield,the de-
fending Champions. Alden had two
third place winners in the county,
Gary Garrison and Dick Mansfield.
With the many new men it was a
very good year from the point of
view of experience.
Row 'l, L to R: Richard Mansfield,
Milton Cole, James Woodard, Charl
Lynch, David Johnson, Charles
Woodard, Gary Garrison
Row 2, L to R: Allen Eastwood, Mgr
Jerry Milos, Francis Nuwer, Thoma
Roll, Walter Zondi, Frank Yox,
This year's baseball team im-
proved tremendously as the season
progressed. The team won four
games while losing five. Tom Roll
ond Walter Zondi did most of the,
pitching for this club and also led
the team in hitting with batting av-
erages of .347 and .333 respec-
The highlight of the season was
Alden's victory over Alexander as
the Alden nine came from behind to
win over their arch rivals. '
Row 'I, L to R: Dale Kreutter, Y
William Irish, Larry Schmidt,
Ronald Kidder, Richard Mansfield,
Row 2, L to R: Coach Richardson..
Donald Streit, Francis Nuwer,
James Siovenpiper, Charles Lynch,
Allen Eastwood,Mgr., Coach Hoy
This track team won one and,
lost four meets this season. Jim'
Sievenpiper broke the school record
in the broad iump with a leap of
'I9' 'l'l" at Brockport. Dick Mans-
field tied the school record in the
shot put with a 37' 'I'l" heave.
The outlook for next year's team
looks very promising with many of
the underclassmen improving.
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CHARLES DI PASQUALE
8. MRS MARTIN MUCHOW
8. MRS. HARLEY NEELAND
8. MRS ALBERT NUWER
8. MRS VICTOR NUWER
81 MRS LEON O'MEARA
8. MRS LEONARD PARKER
8- MRS. WALTER POLEN
8. MRS. JOHN REDMAN
8. MRS LESTER REED
8. MRS EDWARD REUTER
8. MRS. RALPH E. SCHALLER
8. MRS WILLIAM STREIT
8. MRS. ASA SWYERS
8. MRS. WILLIAM SWYERS
8. MRS. FRANK VENDITTI
8. MRS. CHARLES WIGLER
8. MRS. LYALL WISE
8. MRS. EVERETT WOODARD
8. MRS. FRANK YAX
8. MRS. PETE ZANDI
CLASS OF 1955
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The BENNETT MANUFACTURING COMPANY
ALDEN, NEW YORK
YOUNG PEOPLE'S of the
MARILLA BAPTIST CHURCH
Romans 6: 23
"For the wages of sin is deathg but
the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord."
Used Cars 81 Trucks Bought and Sold
Towing 8. Trucking
Darien City, Phone:
New York Darien 5100
Success Comes Thru Perseverance
Good Wishes to You All
HARRY C. MOMBERGER
Phone: 7287 Broadway
2301 Alden, New York
KEGLER'S MEN'S SHOP Compliments of
Exchange ,SL Phone 4311 l.lLLlAN LA GRANT
Alden, New York
THE VILLAGE SHOP
Compliments of Martha C. Pafrell, Prop.
FINCH BROS' Dresses . . '. . Lingerie
Alden, New York
TOWN LINE SUPERETTE
Townline, New York
Serving Alden and Surrounding Areas
Publishers - - Printers
fPrinting Your School Newsj
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MICHAEL'S ESSO SERVICE STATION
Michael Kurpito, Prop.
Genesee 8x Home Roads
Millgrove, New York
Hurry Bell, Prop.
Genesee Street KR-oute 333
Crittenden, New York
Phone Alden 4332
Joe 8. Mary Jaworski's
6774 Broadway Phone:
Alden, New York Alden 3631
Music every Saturday Night
Lillian Morgan, Prop.
Sandwiches .... Ice Cream Home Cooked Meals
Genesee 8. Ellicott Roads
Alden, New York
Alden, New York
Groceries 8. Meats
Marilla 5782 Marilla, New York
Groceries - Meat - Beer
Phone 422l l' Alden,
Sandridge Road New York
C. V. ORTNER 8- SON
Darien, New York
International Harvester Farm Machinery
Pa Pec Harvesters
Ontario Grain Drills
Bob Wagner, Prop.
Steak - Chops 8m Spaghetti
7293 Broadway Alden, New York
PHILIPS FLOWER SHOP
Flowers for all Occasions
Marilla 5485 Marilla, New York
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Plumbing, Heating 8x Electrical Work
Sandridge Alden Center,
Road New York
Darien Center Phone 3806
Plumbing - Electric Suppl-ies
U-Belts - Paints
ALDEN HEATING 8t APPLIANCES
Complete Line of DEVOE PAINTS
Plumbing, Heating 81 Electrical Supplies
7317 Broadway Alden 2831
Alden, New York E. Gebhard
GRECO SALES 8- SERVICE INC
Broadway, Route 20
Darien, New York
W. A. KLOSSNER
Darien Center, New York
Phone Darien 600
AL'S DARIEN GRILL
Gnd Red and White Store
RESTAURANT Darien Center, New York
Fresh Meats and Groceries
Men's and ChiIdren's Shoes
Two Rod and Cary Roads
Phone Re. 5440
BUSH BROS. INC.
Marilla, New York
Phone: Marilla 5433
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STQWELI-'S PHARMACY EXCAVATION AND GRADING
Ralph D. Stowell - Richard D. Stowell DUMP TRUCK SERVICE
Pharmacists CONCRETE AND CINDER BLOCKS
Alden, New Yorlc
Compliments of the
YOUNG PEOPLE'S GROUP
MILLGROVE BIBLE CHURCH
"-For the Son of man is come to seek and
to save that which was lost."
SOCKETT'S FARM SERVICE
Ferguson Tractors 81 Implements
Route 20 - Darien, N. Y.
Phone - Darien 901
CARL F. MYERS
Darien, New York
W. .l. PFEIL INC.
Alden, N. Y. - Phone 3931
FOR YOUR FUTURE HOME
KlLN DRIED LUMBER,
Your Guarantee of Quality
Grain - Beans - Feed
Potatoes - Fertilizers - Etc.
Darien Center, New York
JOHN H. COOKE
STIRATE WELDING SUPPLY CD., INC.
2230 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York
DEMUTH MARZOLF CO.
Darien Center, N. Y.
Mobilgas - Tires - Kerosene - Mobilheat
Mobiloil - General Merchandise
Lumber 8. Builders' Supplies
BEYER'S SERVICE STATION
Mobilgas - Oil - Lubrication Serv.
Route 20 New York
DU MOND'S TAVERN
Millgrove, N. Y.
Best Wishes from
Romans 8:31 "I-t God be for us, who
can be against us?"
Water Conditioning Equipment
Phone Regent 3526'
THE PAM-ROSE SHOPPE
"Style Center of Akron"
Complete Line of Ladies' and
THE SNACK BAR
Broadway 84 Exchange Street
Children's Apparel ' r Rlchls lce Cream
Phone 2375 42 Main Street
Akron, New York
ALight"Lunches ' . . . Sandwiches
JAMES A. RUMBLY
HAROLD H. EWELL
Marilla, N. Y.
Our 25th Year in Business
"The Place of Service"
Alden, New York
9 Exchange St. Alden, N. Y.
I Beer . . . Meat
Groceries . . . Ice Cream . . . Pop
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Darien, New York
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CYLP-'U Fu T FEATURE:
AND THE NIGHT WAS COLD
THE THREE MUSKETEERSI
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
CLASS OF 1954
ALDEN TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
THE ELWOOD-JORDANS INSURANCE
L. G. Elwood - H. W. Jordans
'IO Crittenden Road Phone
Alden, New York 2531
Frozen Staples 8. Delicacies
Crisper Fresh Vegetables
At All Times
To Serve You is Our Pleasure
GEORGE'S RED 8: WHITE STORE
7287 Broadway Phone 5281
Alden, N. Y.
Sondridge Road, Alden, N. Y.
Groceries A Beer
Cold Cuts Notions
26 Exchange Street - - Alden, N. Y.
Maytag - - Philco - - Motorola
Sales and Service
JOSEPH P. STAEBELL
Plastering 8: Mason Work
14 Elm Street Alden, N. Y.
Best Wishes to the'
CLASS OF 1954
ALDEN COURT MOTEL
GARAS 8. SONS
Quality Meats 8. Groceries
Alden, New York
Phone 5511 We Deliver
E. J. Wagner
G. L. F. SERVICE
Alden 4271 - Alden, N. Y.
Good Luck to Class of 1954
FRANTZ 8t MEYER
Phone: Alden 3597
Genesee Road Alden, New York
BLUE STAR CABINS
J. A. Brown, Prop.
Phone: Alden 2752
Route 20 Alden, New York
AKRON SPORT SHOP
39 Main Street
Akron, New York Phone 462
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7262 Broadway, fRoufe U. S. 205
Alden, N. Y.
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Alden, N. Y.
Phone 2901 7275 Broadway
BEST WISHES T0 CLASS OF 1954
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ROLL'S SERVICE STATION
7023 Broadway West Alden, N. Y.
Phone Alden 5451
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GREENHOUSES Marilla, New York
Growers and Retai Iers
Flowers For Every Occasion
Phone Alden 5751
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