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Co-Editor . .' . . .
Assistant Editors . .
Business Manager . .
Assistant Manager . .
Photography Editor - .
Thomas Dalbey '
Advisor -- Mrs. Pilkington
. . . Ann Rowland
. . David Touchton
P Erwin Gifford
. James Tompkins
. Samuel Halaby
. . . John Thomson
. . Kenneth Stewart
As we, the graduating class of 1952 leave Allen Creek School, we would like to
express our appreciation to our parents, teachers and many friends who have helped
make this eighth grade year such an enjoyable one. Their continuous guidance through-
out the year has helped build a strong foundation so important for a successful
Allen Creek School has offered us so much in so many ways. We have been able to
take part in such organizations as chorus, scouts, orchestra, safety patrol and
various clubs which have helped to broaden our education. Sportsmanship and good
character have always been our goal.
Now we are looking forward to high school and the many enjoyable years which we
hope to have. But, although away from each other we will carry with us the happy
memories of all our fellow members of Allen Creek School.
We, the graduating class of 1952, are Just starting out on our road to higher
education. It is not goodbye, for we know we can always return here for help and
The learning, the work and the fun in.Allen Creek School are all a part of us.
We cannot leave any of these experiences behind. These skills are our future tools
for a better education.
We give our thanks to the faculty and all others who have given their time and
patience in our development. We shall always remember Allen Creek as our stepping
stone in life. .
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Lois E. Boon - CLoeyJ William W. Dietz - fBillD
VOCATION - Airline Stewardess VOCATION - Veterinarian
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton HIGH SCHOOL - Aquinas
ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Class Officer, ACTIVITIES - Baseball, Operetta, Class
Operetta, Safety Patrol, Orchestre, Officer, Safety Patrol
Guardian of Flag Thomas D. Dunsmuir - CDunsyJ
Elizabeth J. Commisso - CBiffyJ VOCATION - Wholesale Lumber Distributor
VOCATION - Nurse HIGH SCHOOL - Allendale
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton ACTIVITIES - Class Officer, Operetta,
ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Class Officer, Basketball, Baseball, Safety Patrol
Safety Patrol, Operetta
Georgia Dusterdieck - CDustyJ
Sarah.A. Couch VOCATION - Airline Stewardess
VOCATION - Commercial Artist HIGH SCHOOL - Columbia
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton- ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Operetta,
ACTIVITIES - Class Officer, Operetta Safety Patrol, Class Officer
Thomas R. Dalbey - fTonmyJ Susan O. Ewell - CShnoaJ
VOCATION - Lawyer VOCATION - Commercial Artist
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton HIGH SCHOOL - Pittsford
ACTIVITIES - Football, Basketball, ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Class Officer
Operetta, Safety Patrol Operetta, Safety Patrol -
Charles R. DeLong - fD1ckl Steven Foster - IStevel
VOCATION - Farmer VOCATION - Mechanical Engineer
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton
ACTIVITIES - Safety Patrol, Operetta, ACTIVITIES - Football, Basketball, Base-
Football, Basketball, Orchestra ball, Operetta, Safety Patrol Claes
PICTURE INFORMATION fCon 'tl
Erwm Gifford - twink ' I Philip H. Heckel - cphil,
VOCATION - Doctor VOCATION - Botanist
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton V HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton
ACTIVITIES - Baseball, Football, Basket- ACTIVITIES - Baseball, Clas Officer,
ball, Operetta, Safety Patrol, Class Operetta, Safety Patrol, Standard
Officer Bearer I
Hart A. Goldsmith - fGoldiel Frederick D. Hughes, Jr. - CFredJ
VOCATION - Naval Pilot VOCATION - Orthodontist
HIGH SCHOOL - Allendale . HIGH SCHOOL - Aquinas
ACTIVITIES - Safety Patrol, Operetta, ACTIVITIES - Operetta, Class Officer
Baseball Safety Patrol, Baseball, Basketball
VOCATION - Meterologist Stanley H. Moress - fMortl
HIGH SCHOOL - Choate ,. VOCATION - Veterinarian
ACTIVITIES - Operetta, Baseball, Basket- HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton I
ball, Safety Patrol, Orchestra ACTIVITIES - Safety Patrol, Operetta,
, I Baseball, Basketball '
Samuel A. Halaby - CBlac1qrl A A
VOCATION - Minister Carole A. Odell - Codiel
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton VOCATION - Nurse
ACTIVITIES - Football , Safety Patrol. HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton
Captain, Baseball , Basketball, Operetta, ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Operetta
Orchestra, Class Officer . . V
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Catherine A. Ramsey - CRamD James R. Tompkins - fJimJ
VOCATION - Nurse VOCATION - Mechanical Engineer
HIGH SCHOOL - Pittsford HIGH SCHOOL - Pittsford
ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Class Officer, ACTIVITIESI- Operetta, Baseball,
Safety Patrol, Operetta Class Officer, Safety Patrol
Ann D. Rowland - fAndyD David T. Touchton - CTerryl
VOCATION - Occupational Therapist VOCATION - Author
HIGH SCHOOL - Colu bia HIGH SCHOOL - Aquinas
ACTIVITIES - Cheerleader, Class Officer, ACTIVITIES - Operetta, Class Officer
Operetta, Safety Patrol, Orchestra Baseball, Safety Patrol
Kenneth P. Stewart - Cwaldol Elizabeth L. Wilson - CBetsyJ
VOCATION - Doctor VOCATION - Nurse
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton HIGH SCHOOL - Pittsford
ACTIVITIES - Baseball, Football, Basket- ACTIVITIES - Safety Patrol, Operetta
ball, Operetta, Class Officer, Safety Class Officer, Orchestra
Patrol, Manager of School Store
John Thomson - CJohnnyJ
VOCATION - Air Force Pilot A
HIGH SCHOOL - Brighton
ACTIVITIES - Baseball, Football, Basket-
ball, Operetta, Orchestra, Safety Patrol
As we entered the kindergarten of Allen Creek School in September of 19h3, there
were fifteen new members gazing wonderously at the many sights arou d them. Miss
Bradstreet was trying to quiet down John Thomson, Sam Halaby, Stanley Moress, Jim
Tompkins, Bill Dietz, Win Gifford and Steven Foster who were fighting over the new
red fire engine. B1ffy,Com isso, Betsy Wilson, Hart Goldsmith, Sue Ewell, Georgia
Dusterdieck, Carole Odell, Tom Dunsmuir and Philip Heckel didn't seem to be paying
attention as they were more interested in Peter Rabbit and his adventures. The year
passed happily with many expectations of the coming years. ,
In first grade we met Curtis Grinnell and Andy Rowland. With Miss Sunter as our
teacher we got our first taste of reading and arithmetic and staying in school for a
full day, which was very exciting for us.
The next year Mrs. Burger, our second grade teacher, introduced us to Lois Boon,
Catherine Ramsey and Tom Dalbey. Soon the whole grade was saying there A, B, C's and
studying the lives of our American Indians.
Miss Kittelberger CMrs. Roworthl our third grade teacher taught us to write.
Our class was divided into three reading groups. That year we were excited to find
out that we would stay for the first time until 3:30. Here, Fred Hughes Joined our
The next year Mrs. Pilkington led us through many adventures with Bunga the
Jungle Boy. One of the most exciting incidents was when we were invited to Benjamin
Franklin School to give a science demonstration for the teacher's convention.
CLASS HISTORY fCon'tl A
Mrs. Chaffee, our teacher of fifth grade, showed us how to write interesting
stories and speak poems such as nThe Duelu by Eugene Field. Here we were introduced
to the pioneers of our country.
South.America, here we come! With Mrs. Bemish as our teacher we learned all
about South America and its inhabitants.. Mrs.eHartt Joined us in the second semester
and we went to work on decimals in Arithmetic. It was here that we met Ken Stewart
and Dick DeLong. ' I
In seventh grade with Miss Hines as our teacher we studied many different phases
in English. We spent an interesting year in Social Studies with Mr. Fox who has
since left our school to become a Principal. That year we were glad to welcome Terry
Touchton as a new member of our group. The highlight of the year was helping the
eighth grade put on H.-M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan.
We were again happy to find that Mrs. Pilkington was to be our teacher in eighth
grade. A new member, Sarah Couch, Joined our group. The operetta, Tom Sawyer, was
the highlight of the year with Miss Ward as our director.
Now that the year is almost over we are looking forward to high school and the
many enjoyable years we hope to have. Although we are leaving Allen Creek School,
we will always remember the help and guidance received from our teachers, parents
and many friends. ' ' '
Steve - "Old Folks at Home"
Carole - "Tell Me Why"
Terry - "Oh Patricia"
Sarah - "The Old Master Painter
Tom Dunsmuir - "Tom's Tune"
Leie - "A1n't She Sweet?"
Ken - "Lazy Bones"
Georgia - "Sweet Georgia Brown"
John - "oh Johnny" '
Bill - "Gino F1en1n"'
Sam - "Sam's Song"
Curt - "Trumpet Blues"
Betsy - "Sweet Betsy From Pike"
"Open the Door Richard"
"Peg of My Hart"
"Beautiful, Beautiful , Brown
y - "Come Ona My House"
"I Get Ideas "
"I 'm Just Wild About Lizzie"
Catherine - 'Tiger Rag"
Philip - "Stars and Stripes Forever"
Tom Dalbey - "Never Been Kissed
FGRGET -ME -NOTS' I
Miss Ward for her continuous help in music.
Mr. Walker for always keeping our room epic and span.
Mr. Decker for helping us with both our sport activities and our science.
Mrs. Uthe for her work with us in social studies class.
Mr. Kinsella for his help in safety patrol, clubs and in working out our mny
The Grade Mothers for their continuous guidance through the years.
The P. T. A. for sponsoring our class trip.
Mrs. Dinse for all her help and time given for our cheerleading practices.
All of our teachers who have guided and helped us through Allen Creek School.
Mrs. Boon, Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Rowland, Eighth Grade Mothers, in giving so much of
their time and effort for our last year in Allen Creek School.
One who is always willing to help us -- Mrs. Dasson.
Mrs. Schuchman, Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Scott for their excellent work on the operetta
Mrs. Scheffy for her ready assistance in all our musical events.
Mr. Walker who sees us safely across East Avenue each day.
Our eighth grade cadets -- Miss Donahue and Mr. Neeracker.
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
Steven Foster without his drink of water every period?
Carole Odell finishing her tests on time? '
Sarah Couch not being able to draw?
Terry Touchton not fooling around in class?
Sue Ewell paying attention and not reading in class?
Lois Boon and Philip Heckel failing to pass eighth grade this year?
Ken Stewart not showing the cheerleaders how to cheerlead?
Georgia Dusterdieck letting John have the front seat?
Sam Halaby not arguing when he has the wrong answer on a test?
John Thomson being off the eligibility list?
Win Gifford being wide awake in the morning?
Jim Tompkins sitting peacefully when he has the wrong answer?
Fred Hughes not showing off his muscles?
Billy Dietz and Tom Dunsmuir not putting on a show in class?
Hart'Goldsm1th being the loud type? '
Tommy Dalbey not liking a certain Sacred Heart girl?
Curt Grinnell not checking his answers with Tom y's?
Stanley Moress with his hair combed every day?
Andy Rowland, Catherine Ramsey and Biffy Commisso not talking together?
Dick DeLong going to orchestra rehearsal every time?
Betsy Wilson not being late for her post?
Mrs. Pilkington not trying to get in an extra mathematics class?
Mr. Decker not praising the boys? I
Miss Ward doing a Jig to Jazz music? s
Mrs. Uthe without her recorder?
The school store having school supplies all the time?
The orchestra people being on time for rehearsal?
Allen Creek School not thinking up some punishment for naughty children?
In the year 1975, I, Curtis Grinnell, meteorologist, am returning to my home on
the Moon. As I board the space ship, I meet Lois Boon, stewardess, who is going for-
ward to speak to Captain Hart Goldsmith, pilot of our Lunar Liner. Captain Goldsmith
later tells me that the space ship was designed and built for Spaceways Airlines
Unlimited by Steven Foster and Jim Tompkins, famous engineers. As I ring for the
stewardess to bring me some moon Juice, who should appear but Georgia Dusterdieck who
is also stewardess of the ship. In turning around, I see Catherine Ramsey, foreign
correspondent who makes regular trips from the Moon to Earth. I also see Philip
Heckel, scientist, whose research has helped make life on the Moon possible.
As we land on the Moon, I notice posters inside the terminal which were drawn by
Sarah Couch and Susan Ewell, com ercial artists. I buy a copy of the Moon Gazette
and read that Tom Dalbey and Sam Halaby have started their own law firm, On the fol-
lowing page I read that Tom Dunsmuir has been selling plastic houses on the Moon
which have proved far superior to wooden ones.
Later, I make a visit to the new hospital and meet Drs. Erwin Gifford and Kenneth
Stewart, and their nurse assistants vBiffy Commisso, Carole Odell and Betsy Wilson.
I also meet Dr. Terry Touchton, head surgeon at the hospital. I end up my tour of the
hospital in the East wing, which is taken up by therapy. I meet the head of it, Andy
Rowland, Occupational Therapist.
As I return to my home I see a dress shop which is run by Stanley Moress, the
famous designer of "Moon Modes Incorporated." Nearby, Dr. Fred Hughes, Orthodontist,
has formed his own dental clinic. And to my amazement I see that Dr. Bill Dietz,
veterinarian, has recently moved to the Moon to study moon animals.
CLASS PRoPHEcY Cc0n'ty
At Davis Air Force Base, I meet Generals John Thomson and Dick DeLong, who are
head of all military operations on the Moon.
In 1952 when we graduated from Allen Creek School who would have dreamed that
all of us would be either visiting or living on the Moon?
FOOTBALL - This year Allen Creek had an excellent season in football. We won every
game. .Herpare very proud of our boys and Coach Decker for his fine training.
BASKETBALL - This year Allen Creek produced one of its best teams in basketball since
the league was started in l9N5. We played nine league games winning seven and losing
two. We placed second in the league.
BASEBALL - At this writing, our baseball team is being organized. We hope to be as
successful in this sport as we were in football and basketball.
CHEERLEADING - After many days of strenuous practicing, the seventh and eighth grade
girls were ready for Htry-outa to be a cheerleader. The following seventh grade girls
unde the team: Barbara Hastings , Ruth Connor, Marlene Taft and Ruth MacCameron. The
eighth grade girls chosen were: Biffy Commisso, Susan Ewell, Andy Rowland, Lois Boon,
Georgia Dusterdieck, and Catherine Ramsey. Carole Odell is the Uhonoraryn member.
Our cheering outfits are new gold sweaters with green letters, and green skirts.
We Cheerleaders were fortunate to be present at every game and to see the boys
on our team hold up the school's honor in basketball and place second in the league
after winning nine games and losing only wo.
PREAMBLE - "We, the pupils of the eighth grade , being of sound body and empty mind,
do hereby delcare this to be our last will and testament.n e
ARTICLE I - To the incoming eighth grade we leave the splintered window lock that was
demolished quite by accident! e
ARTICLE II - To our loving principal we leave a large, white handkerchief to wipe
away the tears of' grief he shed at our departure.
ARTICLE III - To Mr. Decker and Mrs. Uthe we leave some badly needed peace and quiet.
ARTICLE IV - To Mr. Walker we leave specimens of the paper-airplane factory , second
floor, Allen Creek School. A
ARTICLE V - To the incoming eighth grade we leave the window shade cords that often
ARTICLE VI - To Mrs. Pilkington we leave our empty desks that will soon be filled
with the new eighth grade.
ARTICLE VII - To the new basketball, baseball and football teams we leave ngood lucku
and a record to keep up!!
CLASS WILL fCon 'tl
ARTICLE VIII - To the incoming eighth grade we leave the slow, oh! so slow , clock on
the wall to watch.
ARTICLE Di - To the incoming eighthf grade we leave our badly battered textbooks.
ARTICLE X - To the younger pupils of Allen Creek we leave the happy thoughts of the
new school addition soon to be built.
ARTICLE XI - To the :Incoming eighth grade we leave the locker door which is always
off its trolley.
LIBRARY STUDY SCHOOL STQRE
YEA I I TEAM
TOM SAWYER WHEN WE WERE IN KINDERGARTEIIT
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