:R .f.,x 5.
I1 3 ,f
'ff 4. . lyk
- fvi V " A4 '
11 V. -'if X "
L-'Q,.3'? ".' -5'
"' I-'1 ,X ,,
4 V. ?Au!..,:1.A ., 1 . :xi ,N
f , ' .' g-fry.. .. 'Q
f,, . J- gb' -. '
,:f.f:'--ij ' 3- 41,13-f-.az ,, -.fa
4, ,xx - .45 5
Qu. aw- . f. . ,-1-my 1-.3 ' 'P --.-.i--'-':, ,
1-F -' n.. . 'TIL f":..-." v xv M ,,1 ' x '
b-v'f'f-1' - ff- ,Leif
z.,','- - . 5' 71. H JAP- 31' :"..,:-8.
' A-.2 , 414- f 1 f'L,1L:1.- 2.1311'-,-1-,?i'v:f.,.4,
.:i"' .- af 1,:,1.g..'f:K JSQL' J ,-Qi? "2 13'.f',Q 1' F
,,A- 1, gg., - ,Q 1-,nm -r 3 L03 a-N,
3'nf'5 "J 1' ' :"'h731' n1'i"...,ix 9 ',.41fXf' ,pm S 1
,,- . f .f, JG. .,,... v ., ,-Mg, -
.V -mfs, M .LM-V ,1 L,-V fm
HJ.-ig", .lx ..'!.f- 'nu-gf' z Zcf"F"S'sUff1,1:'ff-
-. 15'-V6 - Wg ,fgw:1::-mni'.- ,- gvviv 45:-J'-.Ax
. 1- r'i.gh. -' 1' "-'kg' 'u...:41"e'-v,i'.f "1 'I..L 'J
- IAf"!-gift' 'SQATQ-:!"fff1. .--..."' f,":9f'2 51:19 1
wg ,, ,,,,,-415 ,,v-H ..,,,,,r,,4-. ',.-i.,y,.,,.- . , .
'P,,7v'..,,.:m" -,QQ 1-gy 5.13. 5"-wff,-,,.f','1" 1
A f -- . -1- 1-1" .. ,' :.-'
RFP? 2:Sv-'w:?fff-'-1-'wr. .2 -5'-F'-f.a in-' if.
L' ':We':3-'-j,fE'3i'A4?Q'f-1351-"1-1-.1',5Ef"T'Qf?3'QQi57:'iii ' -
. -1' " DLL.-1, :.. U' A
13 ,J 'F1'4'ffQC' aHv1'T:a?lff'f,,w:,?..,f7- -Cw,M31 '
't,"..' Y -.f'4.w-,ar :gi 1. 1.-'J NJ.
- , ,,,x.. -,, -, -F , .,. V ,muy l,,.,,.-.
,.-'., 1 .4..y L 1L,,.,..,1.
1,,'a.: -zqffen-. 5,,,11,s2-5,1 1, ,e-J -any-uf
., vw, 1-1.-,..k F lg' ff .,:Ag,v--3 Kg'
-A :z-' In ,"':. ' 5' ff: Wa- ', ' , , :"'--31, 1,3
W, 4 -gif.:-,v'Q.fflq,f1,jv.-5ijx.-'w,1,fr 11?-2,13-ifh 1, gf, F
' 5 1 ff. .12 rliilf'-4is-E,:aJ'j.:A5-.12 '- est" 3'Afj,5f?!Tf-?'z2f'
v. bf- "ng "1 ' 1 -Q' Q :rr 1' 1
47,.1'1,.al'r,'-if, ,'7-.5'f.-"- :QQ-f" 1 ::'7'frL', 3 yt-T ' '
1., ..,eN,f, x-.. . ,'..,..,
N... f..1-.., f. xv wa Hn . ,.?f
i - ,nv ,ww .M .U ,I-,g,.,,, -..
'v 'mf .x 1, ' ':- 'Cfn,: 1, -'gm . ,, ,.n- 1,-M5-,..4.' N 1
--f.,-q..-1-A ,ELM gd, ,' .v.f. :J I -.hug ,,'.v,A. ,I gf:
-4... f 1 f .,-.MQ -,A--L.:.r1-J-'f wg ,v ,ws-1-4 ,.
91.1, 11.2 bpm 'Tri .- figyqf ., 151, vu!" 5.115-Q'-fx
M- .f 'EZ .,,f:f.'-- ' 1 ' 1
f. 4.,,g . vfgf ang.. -. Y-.A:mgi.,1,g,.!.L
V TM ., .,.. ,1 4 ,I U, ,M , ..
-2, Y Pl ' -14 -s?g,?g?,g': ' ' 1-,L--fr.,--fr' 1
-. -,"-1, -,-':',.,,f-y 1'-1-,,1'4-A1
L---1 - .' -' "T 'M 17.41-' .:' "--. -A, -g
E12 ' 1 P 3 S5 1:5 '-,.,,eaf11eI5 ':-f-
- rn 2 ' f- -if -"f 2 mx-
., , .au--N, -,.r , ,H lui
, y,,,,..,,-,1-1 :K ,,
.Y ,. , ,, L V . 1 V
., , .. , , ., ,
- ,,,,'1'1: ., 1 1
,, . -, ' 'W
Y 1 k
G-. 'Gm Yr'-I-sfw ,N-4. .52
.- Q gg., 9- 3,-,-.uf ' -V.
.' 11 -uw Nr- ' 2 1,41---..,.-L. 1 -.-451. ,-
My-X,5g.'1 Wd-Q 11,1-um,"'?"-wg. !n,:..r ,4-in
fa" 91: Z " -Wm' nf-off! -W. ,xyq MQW- v ,Q
f-- - :,sLfb.'.-U w- - f- .f,
Lv, , f . ,. ., .-1-. ,, .,, .V -- -- - '-
X- 5.-wZL'..., ' 1 S, 155: -5322"
T. 5 tag 2, gg'-.gfgrx ff:'mi'-e.f :-5"53.,L
Iwi-ff -.FJ 2'-'QW' 'qv 3,iJ-:f"'.-vvvg..
A5 'A:,-'ZW' -1- '31fQIJ?:g1-fH'fl:-,-NV" .':1,,.'. 1 "
3, "'f,.E1c,: L , 1, 4,f,1,' ' 159, 5--J-',,!n,-L.,-,.-wi 1 ..
.1 .Q A-1 Q 4v,:-3' .., gm.-4251A 5
',, , -,fu ffl,"-H3 em 4 nf-'
1. - .J ag Y'-,g , 545, f,,, -Lu' .. .
, .,x.- . , ,,.V ,,,1-'ff-5.4
"1'f'1- a. 1 'I f- .1,'-Tj,-' ,f,4":',,.5'-."1u'fir7-f.
1' -r - ' 5AfY,,e1 N-pw ,aa-9 :wg
, 49:-Y -- - , 4, ,"f+g.L-
V' ,wwf-1 . "A:.,,a.'Q."v-.:!g1,"
v' .,-.- ...A f ,Kun f 44 ,. Hill. yu, . ,
f '- . . 'f 1 ', '.-,W-?:w:n. .,
," - 1.,-- .5--1'-gym -- zify, '.".:,, ,m ,E rwfiu.-.V
' , , ,,:-.,. . if V, ., W-..,,.,,,.'i: 11"-,f A
,:'-- :wg A. .. ,i.1- ww. x.'v,:-Aw., :Iv,A:'.c5J1x .
U '- -9 "",,A..b-K' any-,. ':e13. f-
, ,E V , N Ag J: ..4,-M., .,,, ,4 ,,.:A31-NA.
L' Q, ' "ff..rf"'H-ff"f,f'3,,f'i"a,v'Qu-1-'11
, f , , , Lf V-f2'I i ff,-r :.T,,IT.1f
It' ,., , li ...gy3.,,g,, 4: ..,-'lv ..:J.,'w
K V , h 1-.f' f-Lqa5g.gj,g'-jg' pf luiajfi.
1. HX , 'r - : f4gg-e.,.- . qv -',,'.::C'-14,k.pg-v.5. ,
, . X X ,.
.. , . ,.., V
f -1,-,.. N9,,.7-x, ,ll QR-9. , 1.-
' :.r, ,'1.3' -Q-mf-'1 ,.
5 A 1 '-1,5 .'u1.5g5L. ,Q?7,.' W ' G - A
1' ' .,,,1, ' M-nf' ,- " '
,, -' n. ,firm ,. 'J JH., ' -' "'
X 4 Q.f:":. 1+ W ,. ' 13? , " :,
f."wf.f'v'4 -wx 'r ,-, -L.
5 awfq v'!,!.:,,.L- '1'y,, - - 1 .4 X
-"--"" -f"k' 4,739 '54,-'I -
,- .,.,. .
,gga,y9f,w ,E-7 ,gp 1 7
, Y , .:,v......- ' ' 'g,. .' f
I .:' ..
Q ' '
1' D ' N - .A -. , 'L. l ' 1 ' .. . K,lu
'+:t'iiGt:nf1.mlQ5l13 . 1.1m.um.nm.u121z.'i.s: mis.-1.13 .f.,.1,.:1g' 41. v- E?7m:ia.,zf . .1 ,-
. 19:15, J'
Published by the Students of
ARCHMERE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Oxxr' Muix' ml Ilw III1IlIcik'L1l:iff' Vwrlw-pirwll
Ijcillwlllxtifl wi fXr wl1z11wx'w
ARCHMERE AND DELAWARE HISTORX'
THE TEACHING STAFF . .
CLASSES . .
ACTIVITIES . . .
SPORTS . . . . .
FEATURES AND ADVERTISEMENTS . .
To the lohn lakob Raskob Family
To Mr. and Mrs. John Jakob Raskob of Centreville,
Maryland, and their children-John Jakob, Jr.,
Helena Mary, Elizabeth Ann, Robert Pierre, Mar-
garet Lucy, Josephine Juniata, Nina Barbara, Patsy
Virginia, Mary Louise, and Benjaminxwe dedicate
the PATIO of 1938.
Mr. Raskob is a living example of what America
offers to earnest and determined young men in the
business world. Mrs. Raskob typiiies the home-
loving mother. The large family of thirteen chilf
dren, three of whom, William, Inez, and Catharine,
are deceased, represent on the maternal side the
ninth generation of American citizens.
Where it not for this family's exemplary liberality
the beautiful estate and home on the Delaware River
would not have become the site of a Catholic institu-
tion of secondary education.
No doubt their thoughts often return to Archmere
where they lived for so many years. With sincere
gratitude, then, and heartfelt appreciation, we offer
the Raskob family this small memento and token of
the years 1937-1938 at Archmere Preparatory School.
ARCHMERE AND DELAWARE I-IISTGRY
Since very important anniversaries have been celebrated in Delaware during
the past school year, it is extremely fitting that we recall and relate their historical
significance and at the same time tell the story of the beautiful estate and home which
Mr. john 1. Raskob established and which has now become Archmere Preparatory
School for Boys. We will draw our material from the Raskob-Green Record Book and
Before the coming of the white man, the fertile and verdant lands of northern
Delaware and southern Pennsylvania along the Delaware were the hunting-grounds
of the Leni-Lenape Indians. They were of Algonquin stock and their name signifies
"real men." Evidence of their mode of' life was found in the spring of 1912. At that
time a well-preserved arrow head was turned up when excavations were made for the
The settlement of Delaware has a very interesting and involved history. A
Dutch colony at Lewes Creek in 1631 was a complete failure when the Indians mas-
sacred the entire settlement. The Dutch claim to the territory was based on Henry
Hudson's voyage of discovery in 1609. Three hundred years ago this June, in 1638,
two ships carrying some fifty Swedish emigrants entered Delaware Bay and chose the
present site of Wilmington for their new home. The colony was called "Nova Suediai'
and a Fort Christina, named in honor of their young queen, was built. New Sweden
was dominated by the Dutch East India Company and in 1664, along with New
Amsterdam Cnow New Yorkb, fell into the hands of the English.
For many years the territory of Delaware was claimed both by Lord Baltimore,
"leader of the Maryland Pilgrims" and by William Penn. Mrs. Raskob is a direct
descendant of a passenger on Governor Leonard Calvert's ship, the Ark, in 1634.
Thomas Greene, the ancestor we speak of, became the second Governor of the
Province of Maryland in 1647. Mason and Dixon, the famous surveyors, settled the
boundary controversy when they laid the east and south lines of the "Three Counties."
The Lenape Indians made their first treaty with William Penn at Shackamazon
in 1682. His grant of land extended somewhat south of Newcastle, Del. What is
today Claymont was originally in Penn's Woods. According to historical documents
William Penn's son and grandson, Thomas and William, were his heirs and succes-
sors. In 1720 they surveyed the land between Naaman's Creek and the Old Plantation
Cnear Holly Gakl, and between the King's Road-the present Lincoln Highway-
and the Delaware River. This tract was sold to Joseph Grubb, john Buckley, and
Benjamin Moulden. The land assigned to Mr. Grubb and his heirs contained the
Turning now to the national scene, we find that Delaware's existence as a
sovercicin state, distinct from Pennsylvania, came about by charter on October 28,
1701. Seventy-five years later the state constitution was framed. In the same century
the most stirring events in our nation's history was taking place-the Declaration of
' . - .
- , ,M.mx,. ag
THE MAIN BUILDING
". . I a visitor once inside the gates, and especially one who has traveled in Italy and
Florence, would at once note the resemblance of the porte-cochere to the one which stands
before the Pazzi Chapel."
Raskoh-Green Record Book.
Independence, the Revolutionary War, the Critical Period, and the adoption of the
Constitution. In May, 1787, the Constitutional Convention niet at Independence
Hall to consider the formation of the United States. Cn December 7, 1787, the State
of Delaware led the way in ratifying the notable document which is the foundation of
During these momentous events the land which is now Archmere changed
hands several times, until in 1872 it was bought by Mr. George M. Troutman. I-Ie
was the first to call it Archmere, in reference to the natural arch formed by an opening
in the grove. It affords a beautiful view across the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Dela-
ware River, to the distant shores of New Jersey. As one gazes through the arch he
may see one of the speedy electric express trains, which run between New York and
Washington, or, on the river, an ocean-going freighter plying upstream to the port
Cn August 1, 1910, Mr. John Raskob purchased the land along with its
lar e frame mansion from Mr. Troutman's dau hter Mrs. Vir inia Smith. The
former house stood in the same Spot as the present school building.
In drawing up the plans for the new structure it was decided to follow the
classic architecture of the Italian Renaissance. As the Raskob-Green Record Book
so aptly states, it was to be "a home of Italian architecture with its simplicity of line
without, its artistic beauties and homelike atmosphere within, but loveliest of all, its
patio with its shadowed loggias, soothing fountain and arched doorways and windows
through which one could see from the road to the rivere open like an honest face."
The central court spoken of was to he protected from inclement weather hy a hril-
liantly-colored movahle skylight. Mr. Alexander Harper of New York City was
The Raskoh family lived at Archmere for twenty years. Among the noted
guests who visited them were, in 1924, Herr Alois Lang, who held the role of Christ
in the Qherammageau Passion Play, and Mr. Alfred E. Smith of New York, at the
end of his presidential campaign in 1928. Archmere is the hirthplace of most of the
Raskoh children. ln 1930 the family moved to Centreville, Maryland.
The Rt. Rev. B. l-1. Pennings, Ahhot of the Norhertine Crder in the United
States, arranged with Mr. Raskoh for the estahlishment of Archmere Preparatory
School in the spring of 1932. The Very Rev. M. Mclfeough, O. Praem., was ap'
pointed Headmaster and on Septemher 14th of that year nineteen students were
admitted to classes. The Most Rev. Edmund Fitzmaurice, Bishop of the Diocese
of NXfilmington, presided at impressive dedication ceremonies on Qct. 12th, when the
school was placed under the patronage of Qur Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
'rf X 'a1V,i. it E' , X "" "'1?gy9'V'
, ' gf, I V, 5 23,24 1
' . .-1'
S8391 5 Q
. A A
, .41 '
THE LIVING Room
"Recently l read that every real home should have four rooms, each one contrihuting to
the maintenance of our lives Wa dining room, to nourish the hody, a music room to strengthen
the soul, a living room to stimulate the heart, and a lihrary to cultivate the hrainf'
T Mrs. ,l. 1. Rtlslwlv in tlic "Ruskolv-Greevi Rcctml Book."
THE VERY REV. DANIEL E. I-IURLEY, O. PR!-REM
Headmaster of I-Xrchmere
Prior ot Immaculate Conception Priory
THE PATIO 1938
S N .
REV. JUSTIN E. DINY REV. DONALD H. VANDERHEIDEN
O. Praem. 0. Praem.
Chemistry, Latin Art, Mathematics, Secretary
Director of Athletics
The Teachmq Staff
REV. GAIERIEL A. HINKES REV. GERARD L. NCBLAN
O. Praem. O. Praem.
Latin, German, Music English, Latin, Registrar
1938 THE PATIO
Mu. LEUNARD J. FARMER MR- E- V- CYBRIEN
Science, History, Couch F7'L'71Ch. Hi-YIIPTN'
The Teachmq Staff
MR, JOHN CAIXREX' MR. JOHN C. FLECK
Latin, Assistunr Couch English Mfzrhmnarifs
C L A S S E S SQPETACQRRDAULEEE fi
iii IT-x rio
"On npcning the CQISI door into tlic Putin, nur visitor may nn doubt, if it lic
ai lwczintiful, lmllny day, stand in silcnt rclzixutiung ur pci'cl1z1nt'cit may he at lwcznlti-
ful stairliglit niglit, with tlic organ pculing forth the inspiring strains of H:indcl's
'I 'win' "
Rtixlmli-Uvwii Rucunl Hunk.
WILLIAM THOMAS BAKER
II3 Fern Avenue
Collingswood, N. nl.
' Arriving in his ,Iunior year from what
he views as the major city of the East,
Bill soon ingratiated himself with the
memhers of the faculty and the students
hy means of his cheery smile. Pleasant
in personality, Bill was during the past
year the successful editor of the Green
Arch and though not of a strong literary
persuasion, he produced a very good
paper Suffice it to say that Bill has the
firmly-rooted reputation of heing an all-
around good fellow. Another picture of
him may he seen among the snapshots
on page 47.
GEORGE PAUL BISHOP
821 Welliiwgt twit R cvzit I
Baltii iitur e, Md.
' Bipp came to us as a third year man
from the sunny south, Baltimore to he
exact. After a hrief initiation he learned
to speak our language. We found that
his friendship was hard to gain, hut can
never he lost once it is acquired. His
ideal principle of action is: "Live and
let live." As for studies, he says that he
would like to know a little ahout every
suhject and a lot ahout one. Science
coursesfffhemistry and Biology - are his
most interesting, and he is fond of travel.
ANTHONY LEO CELESTE
24 Walnut Street
Glen Falls, N. Y.
Hulnlvy: Ht mxmx ework
' lnstead of being what his name signi-
fies Tony is a man of the worldfpracti'
cal, dependable, and sociable. Wlieii he
opens his mouth to speak, all may well
listeng if it weren't worth listening to, he
wouldn't have said it. All things con-
sidered---including his skill on the basket-
ball floor- Tony is a young man of ex'
ceptionally fine character. Miss Sweeney
will vouch for this statement. The folks
in Glen Falls may well be proud of Tony.
CHARLES HOWARD DARRAH
1332 Market Street
' A remarkable thing about Charlie is
the fact that even under the strongest
competition he has attained the distinc-
tion of being regarded as the "Class Witf
His humor is of the infectious type f
penetrating and persuasive. Far from
being sedate or quiet, he will find it not
at all difficult, when he opens a dental
office, to apply Cardinal Newman's well-
known definition of a gentlemann one
who never gives pain. As a scholar he is
diligent and studious.
1300 Providence Avenue
' Any attempt to summarize Vic's
achievements during his prep school
career would necessarily read like a movie
in technic-color. Also, a record of his
mishaps would look like the front page
of rhe Chester Times on July 5th. How-
ever, his ahility to "come hack" even in
the face of his unfortunate accident has
won his class-mates' sincere admiration
and esteem. Endowed with a keen sense
of the ridiculous, he quickly grasps the
pleasant side of any situation and makes
the most ot' it. For him we predict success.
JAMES HUBERT HOUSER
ISIO Delaware Avenue
' Tank is one of those rare individuals
who combine devotion to study with
prowess in the field of sports. A sturdy
athlete, he has taken a very active part
in foothall, hasehall, golf, and howling.
Throughout his prep-school days his
name has appeared on the Honor Roll
consistently. His is a conservative spirit.
l-le makes friends with ready ahility and
is willing to lend a helping hand. These
qualities make him an outstanding mem-
lwer of the class.
ANTHONY JOSEPH JURICH
Dutton Mill Road
Holwhy: Collecting money
' "He who works shall succeed" is
Hick's motto, and he tries to carry it into
effect in every activity. There is a mis-
chievous twinkle in his keen, hrown eyes.
Is there any wonder, then, that occasion-
ally "Mischief will out"? His imitations
of Tizzie Lisch and various farm animals
are superh. Seriously, Hick is as fleet
as a deer on the gridiron. We are sorry
to see him graduate, hut we know he will
quickly climh up the ladder of success.
PARKE SMITH MORELAND
1232 W. Fourth Street
' Quiet consideration and seriousness
are Bud's predominate traits. He hails
from Tower Hill School at Xllfilmington
and plans to follow his father in the pro-
fession of dentistry. Always willing to
ohlige, he is never reluctant in doing
some favor for his numerous friends. His
modest, unassuming manner make him a
truly likeahle person, and his dogged de-
termination assure us that he will attain
the goal for which he so earnestly strives.
ROBERT JOSEPH lvicGOVERN
1705 Maryland Avenue
Holvlvy: Me 111Lv rizing poetry
' Loyalty to one's home town is an
almost universal virtue, hut in Boh, more
commonly called Punchy, it is raised to a
superlative degree. To him NX!ilmington
is the huh ofthe universe. He came To
Archmere this year from Salesianum.
Unlike most of his classmates, his pct
dislikes are: going to class and doing, his
homework. In class his hest suhject is
lvlathematics. His pronciency in figures.
indicating as it does strong reasoning
powers, is amazing.
JOHN DAVID MCSWEENEY
1215 Clover Lane
' This lwoy from Chester made his prep-
school dehut with characteristic quiet-
ness, hut hy virtue of a pleasant person-
ality and a capacity for steady, persistent
work soon made his presence felt in
several fields of activity. Not only along
scholastic lines did he hring his well-
tempered ahilities to hear upon his work,
hut in the field of social and campus
activities he succeeded hoth in attaining
a high position, and in making many
friends. ln other words, xlohn has the
reputation of heing and decidedly is a
good fellow and a good worker.
JOSEPH ALOYSIUS MCCORMICK
101 S. Fairview Avenue
Upper Darhy, Pa.
' All through four hearty years Buster
has heen the hane of the class with his
constant hoosting of Ford Motors. Buster
will argue on any topic, at any time, just
for the sake of argument, and most of the
time he will win. As a scholarship man,
joe has more than surpassed the expecta-
tions held for him. His many friends and
all his classmates feel sure that he will
succeed at anything he tackles in the
JOSEPH MICHAEL McLAl IGHLIN
2824 W. 10th Street
' joe has heen, without a douht, the
outstanding student in scholastic attain-
ment in this class of '38 He has huilt up
a i1iOSt enviahle record: during his four
years at Archmere his name has never
heen missing from the first honors list
truly a great achievement. Besides heing
a hard worker in class, he has displayed
his acting ahility hy participating in
several school plays. lt is certain that
when Aloe leaves this ,lune the school will
have graduated one of the lwest students
it has ever had or will have.
EDWARD JAMES OAKES
802 Edgemont Avenue
' As a sophomore Ed appeared in our
midst and commenced then and there to
prove his value as a classmate. His
versatility is astounding. As an orator
and master of diction he is unexcelled hy
any student in the learned halls ofArcl1-
mere. A congevial person, Ed is chiefly
esteemed for his ready wit and humor.
His ahility to make one laugh will endear
him for all time in the hearts of his
MICHAEL DAVID CTCONNOR
1428 C tmrm gole tlnmi Street
Li lixx' ood, Pa.
' One of the four year memhers of the
Class of l938, Mike and his serious
manner have heen a familiar sight on the
Archmere campus. Though smaller than
the average of the class, he has always
heen in the first hraclcet of athletes, par-
ticularly as a foothall quarterhack and
ace shortstop in the baseball nine. Speak-
ing little of himself, yet possessing an aura
of quiet confidence, we have no douht
that Mike will easily reach any goal to
which he aspires,
JAMES PETER WHELAN
Holvliy: Collecting tropical fish
' La Nez is the affectionate name he-
stowed on .lames hy his classmates f and
only they can use it without incurring the
wrath of an usually strong Irish temper.
Throughout our four years Nez was "the
power hehind the throne." Wlieii an
activity needed incentive, he was there
to start the hall rolling. lr was this ener-
getic spirit which caused the class to look
to him as the leader in all undertakings.
ln sports he excelled at end in foothall
and in the pitcher's hox in hasehall.
LEON JOSEPH WOUICIECHOSKI
2508 W. Third Street
Holvlvy: Collecting sta iiii ps
' Musical talent is one of Wtvgie's many
ahilities, even though he is very modest
ahout it. This includes hoth classical and
popular fields. He can play the violin
and also sing the latest song hits. A hig
fellow, he has heen for the last two years
the sergeant-at-arms for the class of 1938.
His scintillating wit has frequentlyiforced
the classroom into paroxysms of laughter.
On the serious side, his main character-
istic is constant determinationfe a quality
which will carry him to success.
Buck rmu: Victor Phillips, Anthony Serpe, Randolph King, john Donovan, -lohn Karpinol.
FTUH! row: Vililliam Hanley, Reed Derouin, Father Vanderheiden, Silvio Dignazio, -lames Nolwle.
When Archmere's great iron gates opened last September, nine students entered to carry
on post-grad studies so as to he hetter prepared for collegiate work. They were a jovial group and
quickly got in step with the Archmere spirit, under the direction of Father Vanderheiden. Serious
in studies, active in extra-curricular endeavors, cosmopolitan in viewpoint, the postfgraduates will
he remembered long hy the younger students. The group is made up of:
.lAMES Nonua .
, 1446 Jarvis Ave., Chicago, lll.
. . . . . . , . R. 2, Media, Pa.
. 2939 French St., Philadelphia, Pa.
, 2305 W. 11th St., Wilmington, Del.
47 Maxwell St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
. Overlook Colony, Claymont, Del.
. 644 Northampton St., Easton, Pa.
, , 903 W. Third St., Chester, Pa.
. 531 First Ave., Pelham, N. Y.
THE PATIO 1938
Back row: Francis Tigani, Raymond Traccski, john Dewson, Stuart Degginger, Frederick Baker,
Stanley Gogol, Francis Mullen, Louis Sannini.
Front row: Willizlni Nothnagle, Gerald Doherty, lvlatthew hluclge, Father Hurley, Vincent Tigani,
Benjaniin Price, Eugene White.
Returning in Septemher, the Juniors found several new faces in their midst,
those of Gerald Doherty, Francis Tigani, and Matthew judge, all of Wilniingtoii,
though they also missed several boys who had shared their first two years. At their
first meeting under the supervision of Father Hurley, their class adviser, the memhers
elected officers: john Dewson and Vincent Tigani, President and Vice-president
respectively, Francis Mullen, Secretary, and Raymond Traceski, Treasurer. The
spirit ofthe class is seen hy their representation in outside activities, especially journal-
ism and athletics. The traditional school rings with red stones were selected and
purchased after much discussion. As the PATIO goes to press, the class is preparing
for the social high-light ofthe year-the junior Prom. The committee is made up of
Matthew Judge, Vincent Tigani, Benjamin Price, and Eugene White.
1938 THE PATIO
Brick row: Philip Doherty, John Lynn, Donald Ballantyne, Guy Harmon, Patrick Coyne,iRobert
Cavanaugh, Paul Riley, Wailtersziegler,'IT1mesj:lenry. ' V
Mitlille row: Edward Zarnoski, Peter Klekorka, Thomas Kilcullen, joseph Wzilker, George Davis-
Pierre Houdry, Robert Cooper, john O'Brien.
Front row: john Goodbody, Ralph Coughlan, Frederick Neeson, Albert Ewald, Father Diny,
Robert Griner, Henry Winchester, Francis Nester, -lames Reischer.
As sophisticated Sophs we returned last Fall, under much different conditions
than those which marked our initial entrance into the halls of Archmere. Under
Father Diny's direction we selected the class officers: Robert Griner was made Presi-
dentg Albert Ewald, Vice-presidentg Fred Neeson, Secretaryg and Henry Winchester,
Treasurer. Throughout the year we have tried to maintain the highest standards in
school spirit both in studies and in sports, as the Honor Roll and the team linefups
amply testify. ln November we bought class sweaters, thereby making ourselves the
envy of the school and starting a fad which will undoubtedly become a tradition.
The year has been a very pleasant one and we will strive to make our remaining
years at prep school live up to this precedent.
TI-IE PATIO 1938
Hack raw: Xlllilliani Sweeney, Thomas Maloney, Alfredo Trueha, Rohert DeCosin,1ohn Iviulshenock,
Anthony Rosowicz, -lames Peters, ,lohn Henlcels, Vifilliam Camphell, joseph Cvilmartin.
Mulillt- Tow: Uenaro Trueha, Thomas Homer, Charles McGovern. Hurley Darrah, Vlfilliam
McDowell, Thomas Barnes, Norman Traceski, John Thomas.
Frmii mu: Daniel Doran, ,lnlius Quattrocchi, john Xwalsh, Father Hinkes, Kenneth Piister, NX'illiain
lierl, Gerald Stevenson.
The Class of 1941 entered the patio on Septemher 14, 1937, to hegin their prep
school career. They started off on the right foot hy attending Holy Mass celehrated
hy the Very Rev. D. F. Hurley in the Chapel. It took a few weeks to hecome acclimated
to Archmerian customs and to wear off the initiations of the Sophs. A young, inspir-
ing squad of gridiron warriors answered Coach Cahrey's call for a Midget foothall
squad, which played through an undefeated season. Baskethall also found them
ready for competition. The class is splendidly represented in the Herman joseph
Society, as well as in the other student organizations. They wish to express their
gratitude to the Faculty and the upper classmen for a happy year.
"No maittci' what ttouhlc muy IWLIYCICII his soul, or how hruisctl
his hcnrr with sortmv, hc will forgot self and all things earthly,
:intl his spirit will sunt into rczilms of calm, as hc aspires to things
p.ZI'C1lI und noble."
Rtlxlwlv-Uwcwi Rccmkl 130014.
THE PATICD 1938
Buck mw: Louis Sannini, Daniel Doran, Xwalter Zeigler, Francis Nester, Alfredo Trueba, Williziiii
Campbell, ,lulius Quattrocchi.
Middle mtv: Thomas Barnes, Charles 1v1cCvovern, Francis Mullen, Stuart Degginger, -lohn Thomas,
Hurley Darrah, Norman Traceski, Patrick Coyne.
lfmrit rme: Thomas Maloney, -Iames Henry, john Lynn, Father Hinlqes, Xxrilliillll Nothnagle, Paul
Riley, Kenneth Pfister.
The Herman loseph Society
Witli the purpose of grouping the altar boys together and placing them under
the protection of a patron, Father Hinkes, on February 28th, founded the Blessed
Herman joseph Society at Archmere. At the first meeting of the society, the following
were elected to office: President, Charles 1V1cGoverng Vice-President, William Noth-
nagleg Secretary, john Lynn, and Treasurer, Paul Riley.
Blessed Herman joseph was chosen patron because he is a Norbertine Saint,
noted for his angelic purity and piety. Born at Cologne, at an early age he commenced
his studies in the Norbertine Abbey at Steinfeld. He died in the year 1241, and in
1626 the process of his canonization was begun. He was the author of the beautiful
hymn to the Sacred Heart, "Ad Cor Jesu Salutatiof'
Since the societ was begun, the bo s have realized more and more the great
Y 5 Y .
privilege they have of serving at the Holy Sacrifice and at Benediction.
l938 THE PATIG
Hack row: P. Bishop, C. McGovern, T. Homer, V. DeBerardinis, E. W'hite.
Middle row: Thomas, D. Ballantyne, P. Houdry, G. Davis, H. Darrah, K. Ptister.
Front mu! -I. Lynn, VU. Pmerl, T. Nlziloney, A. Trueba, G. Trueba, Gilmartin, L. Sllhllllil
The Photography Club
ln the early days of November, Mr. john Fleck brought up the idea of forming
a club for students interested in taking and developing pictures. This idea was very
well received by various students and the club expanded rapidly until now it numbers
twenty-three members. During the first semester Mr. Fleck directed the organization,
and since his resignation it has been led by a council. The council is composed of
Alfredo Trueba, President, Thomas Maloney, Treasurer, and Genaro Trueba,
The purpose ofthe club is to teach every one in it the art of photography, as
well as different techniques for developing pictures. The snapshot pages of the PATIO
were made up by members of the club. At the present time it possesses a dark room
equipped with fwo printing boxes, one enlarger, a cabinet in which the members can
keep their supplies, and a series of tables, trays and incidental articles without which
the amateur cannot work proflciently.
TI-IE PATIO 1938
Buck row: Stuart Degginger, ,lohn McSweency, Willizini Baker, james Houser, joseph lvlcLaughin.
Front row: Wzilter Ziegler, Alfredo Trucba, Robert Cavanaugh, Father Nolan, john Dawson, joseph
Gilmartin, Ralph Coughlan.
The Green Arch
At the first meeting of the Senior Class after the opening of school, Williani
Baker and joseph McLaughlin were elected Editor and Business Manager, respectively.
Soon after this Editor Baker, under the direction of Father Nolan, called the first
meeting of all new and old students aspiring to be school journalists. The following
received positions on the editorial staff: John Dewson, Features, with joseph Gil'
martin, assistantg Stuart Degginger, News, with Walter Ziegler, Ralph Coughlan, and
Robert Cavanaugh, assistants, james Houser, Sports, with john McSweeney, assistant.
Alfredo Trueba had charge ofthe circulation. With the coming of May, as is custom
ary, the juniors took over the editing of the paper as a preparation for the next year
ln their first issue a drive for new subscribers to enable a larger paper was announced.
1938 THE PATIO
Smmling: Donald Ballantyne, Paul Bishop, john Thomas, Stuart Degginger, Pierre Houdrv, Robert
Cooper, Robert McGovern, Thomas Homer, Charles lvlcGovern, Thomas Barnes, Williaxiii
llnerl, NX'illiam Sweeney. Robert DeCosin.
Serin-tl: Cvuy Harmon, joseph Gilmartin, Cvenaro Trueba, Robert Griner, Vllilliam llalcer, Alfredo
Trueba, Wlilliam Campbell, ,lohn Peters, Louis Sannini.
The Arohmere Patio Clulo
The Archmere Patio Club is the social organization of the boarding students.
lt unites into one large group the boys ofthe main building and those of Manor Hall.
Cnc ofthe main purposes ofthe Club is to welcome new students and make them
feel at home as soon as possible.
Father Hurley is the moderator. Early in the year oflicers were elected: William
Baker, Presidentg Robert Cvriner, Vice-Presidentg Cvenaro Trueba, Treasurerg and
Alfredo Trueba, Secretary. The large convocation hall4formerly the living-room-
was assigned as a club headquarters. It has been furnished with modernistie metal
furniture by the club.
The Patio Club has held two parties this year-one at Christmas time and the
other on St. loseph's day. A third one is planned for the closing days ofthe school
THE PATIO 1938.
MRS. JOHN HALEY MRS. MAYBELLE OAKES
President 1936-1937 President 1937-1938
The Mothers Gfuilol
Once again we wish to pay tribute to the loyal members of the Mothers Guild,
who have shown such great interest in the welfare of Archmere and Archmere boys.
Mrs. john Haley of Wilmington was very active as president during the 1936-1937
season. At the first meeting this year on October 20th, Mrs. Maybelle Oakes, of
Chester, was elected to the presidency. Her efforts in directing the Guild have also
been very successful.
Since the PATIO last went to press, the mothers of three students have passed
to their eternal reward-Mrs. Albin Traceski of Glenolden, Pa., mother of Raymond
and Norman, and Mrs. Benjamin Price of Chester, Pa., mother of Benjamin, Ir.
Besides bringing about a more lively spirit of cooperation between parents,
teachers, and students, the Mothers Guild has worked very hard with the Card and
Bingo parties-one of which is held in the fall and another in the spring.
l938 THE PATIG
Buck mu: Charles Dzirruh, Victor Phillips.
Front mu: John Dcwson, John McSwccncy, Father Nolan, Jalmcs Nolwlc. Jan
The Patio Staff
JQHN MQSWEENEY ,
JOHN DEWSON . .
JAMES NOBLE .
JAMES I-IoUsER .
VICTOR PHILLIPS .
CTHARLES DARRAH .
REV. G. I.. NOLAN .
. . . Humor
Tl-IE PATTQ N938
The Varsity Club
Burk rmu: ,l. Dawson, R. Dcrouin, R. King, A. Vlurich, L. Wcnjcicchnmski, V. Dv.-llmcrunlinis.
lvli4l1llu1'1m': Mr. L. Fnrmur, V. Tlglllll, R. Grincr, S. Dignnzio. ll. McCormick. A. Cfulcsru, I. Nohlc.
Front wmv: ,l. Wl1clzlrx,,l. Huusur, V. Phillips, M. O'Connor, -I. Kurpinol, A. Scrpc. Al. Donovan.
The Archmere School Bus
THE LUINING Room
"Through the several windows the glorious rays ofthe sun flood in through-
out the clay so that ample light, together with the green and hurnished gold of the
decorated ceiling, makes this room Ll pluce of such cheer that we muy well sary:
'Cheerfulness makes every dish a feast,
And it is that which crowns il welcome'.'
RilXl4Ul7-LT'I'Uc'Il Record lloolc.
THE PATICD 1938
Back row: Robert McGovern. joseph McCormick, Leon Wojcieclmoski, Anthony Celeste, john
Karpinol, james Noble.
Middle row: Father Diny, Anthony Serpe, Reed Derouin, john Donovan, Randolph King, Silvio
Dignazio, Robert Griner, Coach Farmer.
Front row: Stanley Gogol, james Houser, Vincent Tigani, james Whelaiix. Victor Phillips, Anthony
Forcgroiuirl: john Dawson and Williaitii Nothnaglc.
After a victorious '36 season turned in by Coach Farmer's well drilled gridmen,
great things were looked for from the present squad of husky pigskin toters. But the
breaks were all for the worse. The injury jinx had a field day and Archmere's fond
hopes for a gala season were gone with the wind.
The pre-season line-up shaped into a well balanced line and a fast shifty back'
field. jim Whelan and Randy King were holding down end positions. Whelan was
a second year man, while King formerly played for Claymont. Tony Serpe and john
Karpinol, both well over two hundred pounds, were stationed at tackle. Both had
previous experience. At guard were joe McCormick and Vic Phillips, the latter a
veteran from Chester High. Center seemed well taken care of by Babe Dignazio of
ln the baclcfleld, jimmy Noble, a former star of Easton High, acted as triple
threat man and signal caller. At halves were john Donovan and jim l-louser. Donovan
was a Camden athlete. Fullback was taken care of by big Reed Derouin, hailing from
Green Bay, Wis.
But after the first game, this formidable line-up was never completely intact,
and Archmere stumbled through a disastrous season. The record was five and none.
OCTOBER 9. Archmere inaugurated the 1937 season against Allentown Prep.
Quick thrusts in the early periods resulted in an 18 to 0 victory for Allentown. Arch-
mere made its best stand in the final period when they held the visitors scoreless and
threatened on several occasions to cross the opponents' goal line. Tony Jurich, a
replacement for badly injuried lim Noble, and lim Houser featured during this final
Archmere outburst. Serpe was outstanding on defense.
GCTOBER 16. A strong Brown Prep team of gridsters made the journey down
from Philadelphia to hand Archmere its second setback. At the half the score stood
9 to O in the Brownies' favor, by virtue of a strong, running attack. As the second
half started, the Archies seemed to have found their stride, and the Brown team was
forced to take to the air. Scoring on a long pass, they carried away the victory, 16 to O.
OCTOBER 22. Archmere played host to their old rivals, University of Delaware
jay Vees. Although the Green and White outfought and outgained their opponents
for three periods, they succumbed to a last period rally and dropped the decision 14
to 7. The first half was nip and tuck. Archmere took the opening kick off for a
concerted rush and ended only when a touchdown had been scored. Reed Derouin
and jim 1-louser carried the ball with Tony jurich doing the blocking. In the second
period Delaware recovered a fumble and converted their chance into a six-pointer.
On a blocked kick in the final period, they took the advantage for the points which
Line: Randolph King, joseph McCormick, Silvio Dignazio, Victor Phillips, john Karpinol, james
Buckjiuld: john Donovan, Anthony jurich, Reed Dcrouin, james Houser.
T1-IE PATIO 1938
meant the game. On the whole the Archies gave their best performance of the season
in this game.
OCTOBER 30. The Archmere team made the trip to Newark, N. Al., to take on
a powerful St. Benedict's Prep gridiron squad. Although the Archies gave good
account of themselves, they ended up on the short side of the 14 to 7 score. ln the
first period the opponents scored on a long pass to the end zone. Archmere retaliated
with a pass to jim Noble, who ran for a touchdown. The third period was featured
by several goal line stands by the Green and White. With five minutes remaining,
St. Benedict's scored on a desperate pass for the winning margin.
NOVEMBER 20. Archmere rang down the curtain on the season by bowing to
Bordentown Military Institute in a 12 to O thriller. They put up a great fight although
outweighed by twenty pounds to the man. Time after time the Archies checked the
strong Bordentown offense but were seldom in a position to take the ball for gains.
Buck row: F. Neeson, R. Traceski, G. Harmon, VI. Reischer, D. Ballantyne, E. Whire.
Middle row: Father Diny, P. Doherty, A. Ewald, T. Kilcullen, W. Baker, gl. Wlallcer, Al. Mullanev,
Front row: F. Mullen, G. Doherty, C. McGovern, I. Goodhody. Henry.
Tunior Varsity Football Schedule
Opp. Arch. Opp. Arch.
Ferris Institute ..... . . 18 O Warner Junior High. . . . 6 7
Warner junior High. . . 7 7 Tome High School .... . . Z1 O
Delaware City High .... . . 14 O Bordentown Juniors. . . . . 13 7
Bayard junior High .... . . 13 6
1938 Tl-IE PATICD
Bat-k row: C. McGovern, Father Diny, S. Dignazio, gl. Karpinol, V. Tigani, Mr. Farmer, VU. Campbell.
Front row: S. Gogol, R. King, gl. Noble, A. Celeste, -l. Donovan, A. Serpe, R. Griner.
As Coach Farmer surveyed his material for the 37 38 season, he became aware that he
would have to build a completely new team, as there were no holdovers from the previous year.
The Vforth Steel gym, in which practice and home games had heretofore been held, was not
available this year. This obstacle was soon overcome when a regulation baslcet was erected in the
patio. From the first practice, as soon as the boys became used to playing with each other, it
could easily be seen that Archmere was in for a banner year.
just to prove that it was a well balanced team the boys ripped into Salesianum on December
13th and came out on top by a score of 17 to 8. What was to be our most effective weapon through.
out the entire season, that is, Celeste to Noble, quickly came to the fore in the early minutes and
Archmere coasted through to an uncontested victory. Monk King began his habit of taking the
rebound from the back-board-a great asset during the season. Donovan, opposite Celeste at
guard, and Tigani, Gogol, and Serpe completed the first string.
After this pretentious start, the team was enthused and their morale strengthened. Two
days later they made the trip to Philadelphia for a game with the much vaunted Southeast Catholic
courtmen. After a thrilling, ding-dong battle the Green and White passers were downed 24 to 21.
The last game before Christmas was with Claymont High. As predicted, the Celeste-Noble
combination proved enough to subdue the local rivals. The final score was 29 to 19.
Coming back on january 7th, the courtmen showed their real mettle by downing their
traditional rivals, St. Robert's, 27 to 12. The Green whirlwind attack was paced by jim Noble,
who had 13 points for the evening.
THE PATIO 1938
On january 20th, the fast stepping Green team defeated Goldey Business College by a 29
to 23 count, although the Archies were forced to stage a rally in the closing half.
Next on the list was Stanfield Boys Club who went down easily, 35 to 23.
Our victory march was suddently stalled at this point by two defeats, one at the hands of
the eastern coast champions, Brown Prep, and the other at the hands of Beacom College. Brown
won to the tune of 28 to 19 and Beacom, 23 to 19.
The team resumed their winning ways at the expense of Delaware University lay Vee's,
crushing them 40 to 22. Jim Noble put on a scoring exhibition with 16 points. The Stanfield
Club bowed again 33 to 26, an expected repeat.
In the return game with Goldey College, the Archies dropped their fourth tilt of the season,
34 to 24. Our attack was completely stopped, although Tony Celeste maintained his usual good
form and accurate goal shooting. The return game with Beacom, toward which the Green and
White had long pointed, ended as before, Beacom winning 29 to 24, in an extra period.
February 18th marked the home stretch of the season, and the boys celebrated by polishing
off their arch-rivals, St. Robert's, 28 to 17.
Then Brown Prep's powerful combination swept into town and easily crushed the Archmere
passers, 45 to 17. Archmere failed to put up the stiff opposition to the champions that it had in
the iirst meeting. Celeste had 6 points to top the Archies' scoring.
Brick rmr: C. lvicCvovern, Mgr., W. Nothnagle, P. Riley, H. Winchester, W. Campbell, Asst. Mgr..
Mr. L. Farmer, Coach.
Front row: P. Coyne, G. Doherty, M. judge, R. Cooper, P. Doherty.
Tumor Varsity Basketball Schedule
Opp. Arch. OPP- Afflh
Southeast Catholic, . . . . 31 13 St. llames' High ..... . , 23 11'
Claymont High ....... . . . 23 25 ' Stanfield .,... . . . 46 17
St. Robert's ...... ...... , . . 16 14 Mt. Pleasant junior. . . 7 26
Warner junior High .,,., . . . 24 12 Claymont High .... . , 25 26
Boy's Club' Wilmington. , .., 24 11 St. Robert's .... ... .. .. 27 21
Stanfield Boys Club ..... . . . 35 8 Bayard junior ......... . . 18 19 '
Warner junior High ,..., . . . 23 28 ' Wilmington Trade School. . . . . 41 29
Bayard junior High .... . . , '38 28 Claymont High ........... . 41 36
1938 Tl-IE PATIG
Buck row: joseph Oilmartin, Mgr., john Cvoodhody, Victor Phillips, Thomas Kilcullcn, Randolph
King,john Karpinol, Michael O'Connor, Mr. Len Farmer.
Front row: john McSweeney, Silvio Dignazio, Raymond Traceski, -lohn Donovan, Anthony Celeste.
Stanley Gogol, Gerald Doherty, Reed Derouin, james Houser.
Because of an increased schedule for this season, Mr. Farmer has called early practice and
has been seeing to it that all candidates get long work-outs. So far, Coach is unable to pick a
definite starting team. The large turn-out gives him much material to choose from. Catcher is
well taken care of hy Tony Celeste. The iniielders seeking starting assignments are: Reed Derouin
and Stan Gogol at first haseg Vic Phillips and jim Houser at secondg Gerald Doherty and Mike
O'Connor at shortshtopg jack Donovan, john Goodhody, and Vince Tigani at third. In the
outfield are lack McSweeney, Tom Kilcullen, Bahe Dignazio, Monk King, Tony Serpe, and john
Karpinol. Ray Traceski and Stan Gogol are also pitchers. From this array, Mr. Farmer looks
forward, as the l'ATlo goes to press, to his most successful season.
Delaware U.j Vs. . . . . .April 22 Claymont High, .. . . .May IO
Goldey College .... . , .April Z6 Goldey College .,.. , . ,May 17
Brown Prep ,... , . .April Z9 Brown Prep ,... . , ,May 20
Beacom College. . . . . . .May 3 Beacom College. . . . . . .May 24
Southeast Catholic .... .......... M ay 4 Southeast Catholic. . . .... May 26
Claymont High .... . .......,. May 27
THE PATIO 1938
Buck row: D. Doran, G. Doherty, V. Phillips, V. Defierardinis, P. Coyne, G. Davis, Il. Houscr,
rl. lvlcswecney, N. Traccski, -l. Henry.
Tliinl row: Thomas, Whelalti, L. Wojciechoski, gl. Karpinol, Al. Donovan, A. Scrpc, A. Celeste,
bl. Ricscher, W. Baker, H. Darrah, F. Nestor.
Sccoml mtv: P. Houdry, R. Cavanaugh, E. Zarnoslci, nl. Dewson, Mr. Cabrcy, T. Homer, NW. Ziegler,
ul. O'liricn, G. Harmon.
Front row: F. Net-son, McCormick, T. Barnes
The Bowling League
just after the mid-year exams a bowling league of eight teams was formed.
From the first crack of a bowling ball against the pins until the last one, the competi-
tion became hotter and hotter. The teams were captained by Joe McCormick, lim
l-louser, john McSweeney, Bill Baker, jim Henry, Reds Davis, and johnny Dewson.
Only after the last game was it found that the team of lvlcCormick, Fred Neeson, and
Tom Barnes has beaten I-louser's team by the margin of a mere half game. lim Houser
took down the honors for a high single game tallying a neat 206. As soon as the
league schedule was completed the all-school tournament began. Each man was to
bowl a total of six games. Not content with being a member ofthe championship
team, Fred Neeson also copped top honors in the individual tournament by the
narrowest of margins. Fred had a total of 838 for the six games, an average of 139.4.
Three tenths of a point behind was lim Whelan with a score of 835, an average of
129.1. The closeness of scores caused great competition throughout the season.
1938 THE PATIO
, ,, Xa.
Left to Right: james Reischer, Anthony Celeste, Victor DeBerardinis, blames Houser, William Hanley,
Matthew judge, Gerald Doherty, Philip Doherty, Mr. john Cabrey, Coach.
Golf is naturally close to the heart of every boy at Archmere. The sporty
nine-hole course around the campus enables the students to enjoy many wholesome
hours of recreation. Due to the fact that a schedule with other school teams has been
arranged, the annual tournament will get under way earlier than usual. Present plans
call for lim l-louser to defend his championship toward the end of April. Some say
that he will win the school championship for the third year in a row. Cthers think
that he will very likely be dethroned. Whether or not he will remains to be seen.
The gentlemen in the picture will represent Archmere on the fairways this
spring. Matches have been definitely arranged with Chester High School, North
Catholic High School of Philadelphia, and St. Robert's High School of Chester.
Several others are in the process of arrangement. The three named are on a home
and home basis.
THE PATICD 1938
Francis Mullen, Robert Griner, Frederick Baker.
As the 1938 PATIO goes to the printers the interest in tennis for the present
season is just awakening among the student body. The two excellent courts, which
the Mothers Guild and the Fathers Club provided, have been conditioned for play
and it is expected that they will give many enjoyable hours and much healthy exercise
to the students this spring just as they have for the past two years. A schedule of
seven games with other schools has been arranged. At this time it is impossible to
say who will represent Archmere in these matches. Toward the end of the season
an all-school tournament will decide who merits the trophy donated by Mr. Albert
May 2 Chester High Here
May 5 Salesianum Here
May 6 Pmeacom Colleg There
May IO LaSalle High Here
lvlav 12 Salesianum There
May Z4 LaSalle High There
june 2 Beacom College Here
FEATURES ?E555Fil E1HES QEEEEEEEFRRSHSTRQNESSES
'. . . ll plum where the furnishings, though suitahlc, should not he meaning-
lcssg where the lights, though sufiicient, should he soothing, and where hunks to
suit all moods and supply ull knowledge might he found."
Ruxkolv-Grcuii Rccfml Bunk.
Patrons and Patronesses
Of the 1938 PaI1O
MRS. ANNA BARNES
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM BERL, IR.
MR. AND MRS. D. F. GILMARTIN
MRS. NORA NOBLE
MR. JOHN DONOVAN, SR.
MR. AND MRS. GUY E. HARMON
MRS. L. A. DEGGINGER
MISS MARY L. TETE
MRS. ANASTASIA WOJCIECHOSKI
MR. AND MRS. JAMES ROMANO
MRS. KATHERINE ROSOWICZ
MRS. MARION W. O,BRIEN
WILLIAM J. HANLEY
MATTHEW F. JUDGE
1. F. CAVANAUGH
AND MRS. 1. H. HOUSER
AND MRS. W. 1. MCDOWELL
AND MRS. HENRY MCC. WINCHESTER
AND MRS. ROBERT E. CURTIN
AND MRS. JOHN J. HALEY
1 9 3 8
Hudelle on the practice
Ahlwot Pennings visits
Bill Baker and Irene
Gregory at Christmas
Thomas Horner, Rohert
Griner, Louis Sannini,
Guy Harmon, Blames
After the hattle.
Arehntere Varsity holds
Father Sylvan Murphy,
U. lvl. Cap. Retreat
Time out for a little
The Senior Class en-
joys a joke.
STEEL PLATES UP TO ISO" WIDE
BLUE ANNEALED SHEETS
ELANGED AND DISHED HEADS
' MANI-IOLE CCDVERS, SADDLES AND FITTINGS
Th urs at the bottom of unch advertisement signify the number of years which it has att d
N in the Archmcrc year-hook. We are grateful.
l Iiiieveiveii Rimir
Greenwood Book Store
Adeline's Beauty Salon
The deBerarcli1'1is School of Music
1 1 the Class of 1938
S. L. MCKEE
HUMAN ARFI-lElClAl. EYES
No. 9 E. Sth Street zz Wiliiiiiigttiii, Del.
518-516 MARKET STREET
Elf 'L 'L Pll Pl:
hull. BURNING EQLIIPMENT - FVIEL KAILS
COMPLIMENTS YORK AIR CtONDITIONINK5
A SHELDON GORDON CO.
FRIEND Sth Street and Wooclliiwii Aveniic
KEIL MOTOR COMPANY
Eleventh and Tutiizill Streets
QEHRYSLER ANII PLYMoI'I'H
CTARS ANU SERVICE
Hotel IDLI Pont
Phone: SZ 34
l 'l 'li 'Y l
IOI-IN W. GIAINOR
GENERAL CANVAS WORK
AWNINGS OF CHARACTER
CUSTOM MADE ONLY
BROOKLAND TERRACE, ROUTE 1, WILMINGTON, DEL.
SI-IIELDS LUMBEB Sz COAL CO.
LUMBER, MILLWORK, COAL,
BUILDING MATERIAL AND
DISTRIBUTORS FOR LIVE CHESTNUT,
LOCUST, AND CEDAR FENCING
"A DEPENDABLE HOUSE
SELLING QUALITY LIQUORSH
I. V. TIGANI, Inc.
LIQUORS :: WINES z: BEER
409 French Street
l. Delaware U. ,IV game.
Z. ,lim Whelan takes a
3. Catholic Press Exhihit.
4. Colonel stops to pose.
5. Father Hurley waits for
6. A tense moment under
7. Guy Harmon ready for
8. "l.et's talk it all over."
9. Top to hortom- Gil-
martin, Homer, Celeste,
IO. The portefeoehere.
COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE
CLAYMCDNT TRUST COMPANY
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
THE CEDAR TREE PRESS
NICK CERCHIO, JR., Manager
210 W. 8th Sr.
Phone: 2--2204 Wilnxington, Del
BISHOP: Do you use tooth paste, Bill?
BAKER: What for? None of my teeth are loose.
I-lick: Hey, Tank! Your engine's smoking.
TANK: Well, it's old enough.
at as as as
MR. O'BR1EN: Will you please tell me the difference between shillings and pence?
KING! You can walk down the street without shillings.
ek sk ar we
SERPE: lf you eat any more, you'll bust!
KARPY: O. K. Pass the potatoes and get out of the way.
Ri? Sl? al? 9?
A gold ball is another thing that never stays where it is putt.
GUMP: Be sure to scrape the mud off your shoes before you come in.
I-IICK: What shoes?
HENRY! l've been trying to think of a word for two weeks.
LYNN! I-low about fortnight?
dr ak as at
DONOVAN: Yes, the bullet struck my head and went careening into space.
CELESTE: Did they get it out?
if 946 9F if
OAKES: I'll have you know my face is my fortune.
WOGIE: You said itg you should keep it in a vault.
'Pls al? if is
O'CONNOR: Every time I look at you I wish I could break myself of a habit l've had
WHELAN: I-lang it all, what habit?
O'CoNNoR: I never forget a face.
Salt is what makes potatoes taste not so good if you don't put any on them.
at ae at we
A young theologian named Fiddle
Refused to accept his degree.
Said he, "It's enough to be Fiddle
Without being Fiddle, D. D."
at see are R
To be understood is to make sense. To make cents is to manufacture money.
To manufacture money is twenty years in jail. Therefore, what's the use of trying to
make anyone understand you?
959 ak 949 if
Daisies won't tell. Tell was William's last name. A name is what you call
your worst enemy. Enemy is the other side. The other side is the opposing team.
Team is water vapor, and cut out the baby talk or you'll be pushing up daisies too!
39 as as as
Yodeling means to yell. You yell when you have a pain in the abdomen. A
pain in the abdomen is a belly-ache. So yodeling is a belly-ache.
You are cordially invited to visit our display
of Tulips at Homebush Farm, near West Chesf
ter, Pa. In a lovely natural setting are planted
three hundred fifty varieties ofthe world's finest
Tulips, including all the good well-known kinds
and many new ones. some of which have never
hefore hcen exhibited in this country.
Invitations, with road map, will be mailed at
the proper time, upon request.
A complete bulb catalogue, beautifully illus-
trated in color, will be ready soon. Reserve your
THE BEST IN BULBS SINCE 1892
714 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pa.
Pk ik ik
CI-'lESTER'S LEADING DAIRY
12th and Kerlin Streets
C. W. I-IAZEL
lk ik Pk 'lf ik 42 lk
Horace Greely said:
H Gro West, Young Man, Go West ! "
IF you are looking for a college education that will include:
A change of scene and associations,
A recognized A.B. or Sc.B. degree,
A democratic college life in a clique-less atmosphere,
A chance at intercollegiate football, basketball or boxing,
An intensive intramural sport program,
R.O.T.C. training leading to a Lieutenancy in the U. S. Army Reserve Corps,
Several opportunities for dramatic experience each year,
Practical work on the college paper as well as journalism courses,
Participation for singers or speakers on weekly radio programs,
lviembership in the military band for musicians,
AND all for less than S550 a year-including tuition, room, board, etc.
ST. NOEBEET COLLEGE
WEST DE PERE, WISCONSIN
PARKES ORANGE PEKOE
"Every Cup A Treat"
Coffee W Teas - Spices
Canned Foods - Flavoring
L. H. Parke
I. A. MONTGCMERY
CoAsT To CoAsT SERVICE
Du Pont Building
bk lk Sk ik 41 Bk
Up in tlic air.
At tlic A. P. C. Clirist-
Catholic Press lixliilwit.
Mr. Farmer puts it ou
Tcuuis courts in miti-
Will tlicy malxc tlic first
A prominent mcmlwcr ol'
the Soplmomorc Class.
Stations of tlic Cross
A stutly iu tlccptliouulit
THRIFT vs. CI-IEAPNESS
There's a great difference between the two! THRIFT means careful intelli-
gent buying-with a thought to QUALITY. CHEAPNESS means simply the
attraction of a price ticket without any thought of QUALITY.
For Fine Foods
2001-03 Delaware Avenue
Established 67 Years Compliments of
Ptobelen Plano Co. MAMA AND CREAM
710 MARKET STREET HOMEMADE
WILMINGTON ICE CREAM
1810 Lancaster Avenue
AAMOS WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
ELECTRIC REERIGERATORS " 2.8881
,K ,F wk lk ar :if
STEINWAY Norclquist English Shop
and KIMBALL PIANOS Individualized Custom Clothing
5195 up and Furnishings
USE GEWEHRIS BUDGET PLAN DELAWARE TRUST BUILDING ARCADE
GEWEHR PIANO COMPANY OPP' HOB TEA ROOM
212-14 west 9th street Phone: 7159 Wilmington, Delawm
DELAWARE'S ONLY DEALER
Pk 'F Ik PK
501 KING STREET
Hardware Since 1822
1600 ITEMS 12 MAJOR DEPTS
Shipley at Second Street
ak lk ak Pk
SHEET METAL WORKS, Inc.
SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS
507 TATNALL STREET
Warren Webster St Company
CAMDEN, N. J.
26 So. 20th Street :: Philadelphia, Pa.
wk se wk 'I'
LUPToN si STEVENS Complfmem
BONDED MEMBER F. T. D. A. BESTE PROVISION CG'
825 Edgemont Avenue Wilmington :: zz Delaware
Millard E. Davis, Inc.
JEWELERS - SILVERSMITHS
831 Market Street
REED St BROTHER
Contractors and Builders
Carpenter and Masonry Work
jobbing of All Kinds Neatly Executed
702 ORANGE STREET
'I' ,F ik 41 Pk
LAWSON-BERL CO., INC.
GENERAL INSURANCE Compliments
SURETY BoNoS of
257 Delaware Trust Building
FRANK BOURN, Prop.
MCDDERN I-IQME INSULATCDRS
827 MARKET STREET zz WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
Eagle Rock Wool home insulation will cut your fuel bills
ISQQI-2522 and will keep your home warm in winter and cool
in summer. We would be glad to give an estimate on the
cost of insulating your home.
TAGGART Sz LANGE, Inc.
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
907 Grange Street, Wilmington, Delaware
1. Time open gates of Arch,
Z. Mr. O'I3t'ien siniies
3. The Tortoise and the
4. Is this at squirrel?
5. Mat judge ami Charlie
6. ,lim Noiwie.
7. Tony Celeste.
S. Henry NX'inel1ester and
'Viiss Bonnie Gurey.
9.i..iiWI'2l1'Y lwetween five
IO. Seniorciziss :is seen ivy
li. A trientiiy ganne ziftei'
IZ. Mr. and Mrs. Furineit.
13 ' '
. iinti run in ntl. V. uzinie.
GAS AND ELECTRICITY
YOUR CHEAPEST SERVANTS
DELAWARE POWER Sz
MICHAEL A. MEALEY 81 SON
703 N. Broom St.
Ulf lk 'F ik Pk bk wk
Mount Saint Mary's College
DELCO OIL BURNERS
Wilmington Auto Sales Co.
221 W. IOTH STREET
E ff ff
FRANK C. SPARKS CO.
CONCRETE AND CEMENT WORK
1710 Lovering Avenue
Phones: 8563 SL 8564
Phone Holly Oak
Suburban Cleaners 81 Dyers
A Particular Service for Particular People
Call and Delivery Service
ik if ik HK
Cgjmplimgnfg WM. D. INC.
of Plumbing - Hearing - Oil Burners
A FRIE 1015 LANCASTER AVE.
Llii1it11111l11tnlllllttIlll'IllMl1,1l1'11 tip I i my Nmmmlliillluummni ullllmwumul
'MI an tim, X639
lY 34 WW!
,li T I L- Q!Y'.'!f' .'iL'5ii i 'W , Q I' "- '11
owlon. -.gc SweJe.s2Rv6k - ltii l
IN Wilmington today stands a monument
l'llIllIll9lll0l'iliiIl2 the landing ofthe Swedes
three hundred years ago. They were the
pioneers of our State of Ilelavvare.
The Merrantile Press, Inr. has ronstantly
pioneered in the art of printing whirh has
resulted in a high reputation for fine
t'I'iIiliSlllilIlSilill, distinrtive servire and an
ahility to please.
We are proud to have heen the offirial
printers for The I'atio, NIEHS.
"Better Printing I'or Iletter Sales"
fMe2:cunl'f!e Wzeah uc
xl Uuallity l'llQI'ilVillQS ure l'SSl'Illiill III Sl'l'lII'l'
QI. own for the quality uf nur work ill every
gk IIIWISIIIQ, ill'l'lll'illl', llll"llI'Iill 1-Herts. We url-
f ' i x F F
if X5 lyllv ufIIIIIIIII-1-II,g,I'1IIiIIg.,for:III pIII'lmses.
awful I kn
'lil u "
... I :B
. 7 5
KKPVIIII ll'i1l'l!71'!'SS, flolo Cplllf1l'Cll'Ut!
' l'Hll.AllELl'HlA-WEEKS ENHIIAVING lllllVll'ANY
241 NIIIITH SIXTH HTIIEET . I'Hll LIIIFIPHIA, I'rNNsvIvANIA
MUENCI-I - KREUZER
CANDLE CO., Inc.
MAIN OFFICE AND FACTORY
Syracuse, N. Y.
NEW YORK - CHICAGO - NEW GRLEANS
SAN FRANCISCO - LOS ANGELES
PHOTOGRAPH Y OF TODAY
Almost magical has been the development
of new equipmentg surprising has been the
skill and cleverness in using this new equip-
mentg and IUOSI avid has been the school
appetite for the latest results.
Zmnsky Refwurs Again!
ZAMSKY STUDIO, Inc.
902 Chestnut St. Yale Record Bldg.
Philadelphia, Pa. New Haven, Conn.
Suggestions in the Archmere Academy - Patio Yearbook (Claymont, DE) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.