Arts High School - Vignette Yearbook (Newark, NJ)

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1953 ANNUAL PUBLICATION of the SENIOR CLASSES ARTS HIGH SCHOOL . . NEWARK . . NEW JERSEY DR. FREDERICK C. SEAMSTER, PrincipalTABLE OF CONTEN FRONTISPIF.cn 2 Theme Poem_____________________________________________________6 Important Personalities----------------------------------------7 Freshmen Class 11 Sophomore Class ---------------------------------------- 17 Junior Class ......................................... 23 Opera—"Hansel and Gretei.” 30 In Memoriam 32 Senior B Class ............................................. .33 Senior Class Teachers 45 Senior A Class ............................................. 47 Variety Show .............................................. 70 Faculty 73 Christmas Fair ............................................ 76 Fxtr a-Curricular Activities -----------------------------: 79 Advertisements 99HR. JOHN S. HERRON Our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John S. 1 lerron, has set an inspiring example of leadership through his untiring service to the students of Newark. After his retirement this June, he will continue to serve the ideals of education in another port. Bon voyage. Dr. Herron!DEDICATION MARY D. MULRENAN September 6, 1933 — August 16, 1952 To Mary who holds a place of special honor and affection in our hearts, we fondly dedicate this yearbook. Quiet and sincere, she was a person with whom we could talk and laugh. A special place in the heart of each of us is, like our yearbook, dedicated to Mary.6 Our hands reached out in muted pleading To the sail in the sunset. We gave our hearts in constant seething To the sail in the sunset. We grasped for knowledge, so unknowing, Hoped for help with spirit growing Sometimes failing, always gaining, Going faster, still restraining. We see our hopes within our reaching In the sail in the sunset. We’ll find our dreams by constant seeking Of the sail in the sunset. Carylmae Abrahams7 IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES8 In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others. Traveling in the company of those we admire is home in motion. Mrs. Leila Payton, Mr. Michael McGreal and Dr. Scamstcr, admire Miss Johnston's new hook on paper sculpture. Miss Rind tier checks on time and tide. Miss Hayes and Miss Brown balance debits and credits.9 The chandelier, the marble staircase, and the artistic murals create a beautiful picture. When day is done and shadows fall. . . . Our murals are excellent examples of stylized simplification. The plaque on the wall at the right of Miss Hamilton’s office commemorates t x erection of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art.hap? Phyllis Hughes, Marie Percies, and Fred Ruggiero pose in front of the Junior Red Cross Easter basket display. Mrs. O'Brien, a member of our custodial staff, admires the Christmas display. The entrance of the carolers signifies the beginning of our Cljristruss Fair Program. Still they gazed and still their wonder grew.FRESHMEN11 It is the beginning. The first man Must have begun his wanderings on a raft, Then built better vessels. Therefore we are the lowliest, Later we can be the greatest. Only through work can logs be hewn Into polished, vibrant vessels. Rough logs Tied together with the thongs of learning Make a sturdy foundation. Carylmae AbrahamsMRS. MEEK January, 1957 Homeroom 208 Ronald Hodes, Catherine Oster, Sylvia Marcus, Josephine Elliott, Elaine Scheff, Berta Spinuzza, Arlene Bazarewsi, and Barbara Geissler were among our voyagers interested in the Art Service Club. Members of the Baseball Team were Chester Kolton and Harold Holland. Our unselfish passengers who, as members of the Junior Red Cross Council, devoted many hours to making hospital gifts, etc., were: Ann Carol Stern, Frank Polito, I.cona Church, and Ronald Hodes. Participants in the Drama Club were: Sylvia Marcus, Bertha Spinuzza, Elaine Scheff, and Joanne Du Hart. MR. JANOWITZ January, 1957 Homeroom 218MISS JOHNSTON January, 1957 Homeroom 308 "River sailing is intriguing. One always wonders what lies just around the bend ahead.” Vignette representatives from this new craft were Marjorie Richards, Lois Tcnorc, and Leona Church. The Pottery Club members were: Sonja Kuzminski, Janet Schreiber, Vincent Ligguno, Roberta Holder, Ronald Hodcs, Joseph Posella, Joanne Du Hart, and Anthony Parrone. Amateur photographers aboard this craft were Joanne Du Hart and Marjorie Hyde. The ship’s Council members were: Frank Polito, Sylvia Marcus, Donald Laws, and Joanne Du Hart. Helping with publication of our ship’s log. Scope, were: Jean Mikso-vic, Margaret Johnson, Sylvia Marcus, Roberta Holder, Bertha Spinuzza and F.lainc Schcff.14 MR. PESILE Homeroom 113 New boats occasionally suffer a temporary loss of speed shortly after launching.” Our craft’s athletes, Thomas Adriano, Anthony Cialella, Alan De Lucia, Edward Johnson, Joe Kowalski, Donald Crews, Prcstly Wood, Alfonso Ragin, Richard Karp, Joe Serrietclla, Bob Gillard, Eugene Wichowski, Floyd Walker and Alan Crenshaw were cheered on by Doris Piechna and Nancy McColl. In the ship’s Council the craft was represented by Annette Green, Penny McManus, Irene Stcckiw, William August, Joe Petoia, Russel Obcrst, Marjorie Ross, and Florence Reed. MR. KAPPSTATTER June, 1956 Homeroom 213MISS KRUCK June, 1956 Homeroom 318 Reporters for the Scope were: Doris Zimmerman, Peggy Ballengcr, Doris Picchna, June Rummcl, Ellen Briden, Harriet Kirschcnbaum, Joan Murray, Alan Dc Lucia, Nancy Andrews, Estelle Weiner, Irene Steckiw, John Bravaco, and Peggy McManus. Interested in music were: Sabina Yanuzzi, Richard Karl, Dianna Margulics, Louis Di Bella, Louis Tobie, Annette Yanneconc, Pat Konar-ski, and Arthur Schroeck. Members of the Pottery Club included: Judy Bolton, Elaine Di Lorenzo, Irene Steckiw, Margo Hocss and Kathleen Delaney. Vignette representatives were: Irene Steckiw, Doris Picchna, Annette Green, and Carol Lansbury. MRS. HILLER June, 1956 Homeroom 320"Is this the right room I see before me?” Joan Murray sews a hem as Dorothy Arnoshus watches. Mary Larceri supervises Judy Bolton’s measuring of the hem of Elaine De Lorenzo’s skirt. A group of froth use their creative talents. Dr. Seamstcr acquaints the freshmen with the rules and regulations of the school.SOPHOMORES17 CANOES We have sailed across smooth waters. We must go on. When we made the raft, We learned to construct a strong foundation. We need now to employ the canoe To help us through swift waters. With our knowledge gained. We are prepared to seek and conquer The obstacles before us. Carylmac AbrahamsIf MRS. WALSH January, 1956 Homeroom 207 "Coming to anchor in a strange harbor, it’s always good practice to check your position . . As we w'alk into the ship’s Council we see Barbara Martin, Luna Ellington, I.eah Evangclis, and Joe Policastro who represent their craft. Outstanding musicians aboard this canoe were Frances Winskus, Howard Sipley, Ernest Sikler, Thomas Mathews, Louis Leone, and Robert Judd. The athletes among them were Joe Policastro, Richard Gega, Billy Mills, Howard Sipley, and Peter Woytack. Cheering them on were Leona Zunsky and Euna Ellington. Cleotha Maple, Barbara Martin, Lois Finkclstein, and Louise Bailey were reporters lor the Scope. Ann Radin helped in the ship's library. Carol Anderson, Lois Finkclstein, Louise Bailey, Leah Lvangelis, and Richelle Hcarst were the actresses who belonged to the Drama Club. MR. MISURLLL January, 1956 Homeroom 22019 1R. PETERSON June, 1955 Homeroom 110 "A well used chart adds much to the satisfaction of cruising." This class was represented in the ship’s Council by Henrietta Koch, Bob Brunquell, Florence Milgazo, Grace Werner, Cathy Blank, Larry Yannuzzi, Josephine Gurnari, Katina Pilavakis, and Meredith Luhrs. Reporters for our vessel’s publication, the Scope, were: Annette Josloff, James Wallace, Ronald DeVito, Robert Dennis, Bob Brunquell, Katina Pilavakis, and Joel Kudler. Our athletes, Dennis Szcj-man, Ronald DeVito, and Bob Cisco, were cheered on by Joan Lasky. Ruby Rogers, Barbara Laverty, Grace Werner, and Diane Dallencgra lent their helping hand to the Junior Red Cross. MR. PERRY June, 1955 Homeroom 219MR. LANDSMAN June, 1955 Homeroom 309 Outstanding musicians on this craft included: Carmclla Echo, Arthur Knoblock, Eleanor Mesmer, Meredith Luhrs, Roxslana Pawlyshyn, Katina Pila-vakas, Malachi Rountree, Joe La Marca, Marvin Flower, and Cathy Blank. Grace Werner was the head officer of the club. Spanish minded mariners were: Meredith Luhrs, Joel Kudler, Caroline Bcrryan, Katina Pilavakis, and Gloria Watson. Larry Yannuzzi was the "Arts High’s” representative to the Teen Corner, and the treasurer of the Council. Sally Strychnewicz, Robert Ballabares, and Morris Grossman were the scholars of science aboard this craft. MR. STEISEL June, 1955 Homeroom 315Mr. Lowry explains the fern to his Biology 1 group. Will the picture of this freshmen homeroom be the same four years from now? SHIPMATES AFLOAT Bill Nagengast does a shoulder stand on the parallel bars. Arts prepares to set up a screen. Mr. D'Amico entertains his class. We could have used those two points. Tom Kropilak practices on the horizontal bars.Time out for lunch. Corridor capers. Mrs. Hopper and some of Lu’s classmates admire her room model. "The hook is doubly gifted; it moves to laughter, and by its counsel teaches a wise man how to live.” Did someone inspire them or drive them}JUNIORS2) Again we must weigh anchor. Without a new and stronger vessel Swift breakers of uncharted waters Would soon sweep us ashore. We must find a new ship for our travels. We board the galleon to speed us onward. We set our course toward the distant shore. Carylmae AbrahamsMISS DAVID January, 1955 Homeroom 204 "Watch ripples, eddies and surface colors in channels you know and you’ll profit by them in strange waterways.” The crew was ruled by Richard Tortoricllo, president; Maryann Chutsanis, vice-president; Dorothy Kovack, secretary; Rochelle Duberstcin, treasurer. Fellow passengers participating in music included: Ira Halpcrin, Ivy Myers, Don Ross, Mary Chutsanis, Angela Carbone, Marilyn Flakes, Marvin Goldman, Marie Greco, Betty Ippolito, Lillian La Morte, Patsy Landolphi, Melvin Mctzker, Alice Butler, Carolyn Flanagan, and Yvette Coppcck. There were Marvin Moschcl, Juanitta Pitts, Alan Zinn, Marc Klein, and Donella Ross representing the crew in the ship’s Council. The athletes were: William Gillard, Kenneth Moore, Everett Winrow, and Robert Thompson. MISS ABOS January, 1955 Homeroom 21525 MRS. NEUSS June, 1954 Homeroom 210 "Never be too positive as to your ship’s position, for overconfidence has led many experienced and skillful navigators into distressing disaster.” Piloting this craft were Duane McGuinncss, president; Dolores Piccirilli, secretary; Ronald Cullis, treasurer. Reporters for the ship’s publication were: Duane McGuinness, Rosalie Carbone, Sharon White, Nathaniel Screven, Diane Competelli, Elanorc Coaklcy, Roz Sodano, James O’Bosky, William Gold, Lois Jolly. Representing the galleon in the ship’s Council were: Louise Augsdorfcr, Ronald Cullis, William Gold, Elizabeth Knakiewicz, Bernard Wisser, Duane McGuinness, Thelonious Monk, Sharon White, Edna Reid, and Dolores Piccirilli. MR. CLAMMURRO June, 1954 Homeroom 314MISS EDDY June, 1954 Homeroom )19 Members of the School Service Club were: Duane McGuinness, Mary Folarno, Johanna Catalfamo, Roz Sodano, Virginia Gulick, Gloria Shaw and Lois Jolly. Voyagers who enjoyed the Spanish language included: Mary Folarno, Johanna Catalfamo, Ronald Cullis, Glen Kuber, James O’Bosky, Louise Augs-dorfer, Elizabeth Knakiewicz, and Talda Di Bella. Aboard our galleon, the athletes, Robert Lovvorn, James O’Bosky, Frank Romano, Phil Befumo, Richard De Feo, Charles Hays, Phil Ponte, Ronny Hutchins, Ed Lieb, were cheered by Mary Folarno and Gloria Shaw. The musicians during the voyage were: Louise Augsdorfcr, Barney Horn, Lois Jolly, Donald Rochette, Edna Reid, Dolores Piccirilli, Richard McCrae, Thomas Jones, Neal Patterson, Lawrence Roberts, and Sharon White."That-a-boy, Coach Morris!” THE ARTS HIGH "How many months of practice did it take, Mr. Chinoy?' Connie Franconero and Arlene Moldofsky have a female chit-chat. Barbara insists, ”After all Dean, this is only our first date.” Donald Rochettc, Barbara O'Brien, Florence Milgazok, and Dean Work provide entertainment in ,fLet Me Don and Florence face the trials am Kiss You Goodnight.” tribulations of a growing daughterMr. Clamurro wonders why they built the baskets so high. It's still easier to use pencil and paper but keep it a secret from Mr. Chinoy. Our Editor-in-chief, Richard Tortor-iello, advises Mr. Rickenbacher and Mr. Kappstatter. There's no audience like an Arts High audience. Mr. Morris, Mr. Clamurro and Mr. Chinoy keep the bench warm.Gus Texehra directs stage lighting for the opera Ray Brown and his lovely lady discuss plans for after the show. Carter Bennett, Cary I mac Abrahams and Phyllis Hughes hold a conference in the library. Various committees work in Miss David’s Spanish class. Our studious freshmen use their homeroom period wisely. Mrs. Nuess scolds the camera man for distracting her study hall students. T c Scope salesman will have to do better than this.Strange things arc happening. The witch schemes for two more delicacies— Hansel and Gretel. It isn’t as hot as it looks. The ginger bread children give thanks after the spell has been broken. Lillian LaMortc rehearses the opera’s opening number. The spell is broken. "Let’s play what’s writtensays Mr. D’Amico. JO Miss Abos has a magic of her own but the witch’s hour is yet to come. Toni Sc pc applies the finishing touches.The closing scene of the opera shows the children and their parents giving thanks because the wicked witch is dead. The witch watches Gretel feeding Hansel a piece of t! c house. HANSEL AND GRETEL Arts High School dedicated its presentation of the final act of Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel to Dr. John S. Herron, retiring Superintendent of Schools, in recognition of the service he has given the City of Newark. The opera was presented very successfully before many appreciative audiences. Both students and adults alike, were amazed at the professional quality of the entire production. The Music and Art {departments spent many hours in preparation for this event. It would, however, never have been a reality without the complete cooperation of Dr. Seamstcr, Miss Hamilton, and the entire faculty. Special thanks went to Mrs. Marchcse, choral director; to Mr. D’Amico and Mr. Pesilc, instrumental directors; to Mrs. Hopper, head of the Art Department; and to all members of the faculty for their help and support. We only wish space were available to name each person who helped to make this opera such an outstanding success. Gretel holds the magic wand as the witch examines Hansel's thumb. ,fln you go,” cry Hansel and Gretel as they push the wicked witch into the oven which she had prepared for them.32 ,3n JHenumam LILLIAN COOPER August 13, 1935 —April 18, 1953 "And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.”SENIORS}} We are about to embark on the last lap of our journey. To reach our harbor we have utilized many ships, We have crossed many waters. Though we sail a luxury liner, The hardest is yet ahead. Our foundation is strong. In building the smaller vessels We have gained much; We must apply all we have learned. Each new experience has left its mark. We sec the outline of the wharves; We are about to make our dreams come true. Caryl mac AbrahamsOFFICERS OF THE SENIOR “B”CLASS Calue Hill 69 Fata view Ave. "Her silent way is a rich pause in the music of life." "Winnie,” friendly, modest, and helpful was president of our class. Because of her soft sweet voice, she was an asset to the Chorus. One of her favorite subjects was art. Winnie plans to turn her hobby of dress designing into a career. Donald West Sadie Carolla Yvonne Counts 235 W. Kinnf.y St. 454 N. I2th St. 22 Monmouth St. "None knew him but to like him; nor named him but to praise him ." A jolly, good-natured mate for "Duck.” He was a high scorer and an outstanding player on the Basketball Team until a knee injury during mid-season curtailed his activity. He belonged to the All-City Chorus and the Track Team. His favorite class was economic geography. A career as a physical education teacher is his ambition. "Nothing shall endure like personal qualities." Sadie was a tall, willowy maiden of independent mind and wholesome qualities. She enjoyed dancing and biology and was a member of the Library Guild and Student Council. Sadie will be married immediately after graduation. "Honest labor bears a lovely face." "Y” with her sunny smile, labored so earnestly in every class. Her kind, generous nature, and willing, helping hand made her a popular member of our class. In addition to the National Honor Society, she was a member of the Student Council, and the Vignette Staff. "Y,” holder of the "A” Pin, was our class treasurer. Her ambition is to teach.)5 Albert Angrisani 570 S. I 0th St. "The rule of his life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure is his business. "Midge” was a lad of upright and sincere character. He enjoyed basketball, art, and ceramics. This boy excelled in the study of the sciences and wisely chose the profession of pharmacist. Bridget Ascolese 100 Nassau St. "Dignities and honors set off merit" A soft eyed lass was Bridget, who could be found at all times working quietly, and tossing smiles as her friends passed by. Her sincerity and industry were appreciated by all. A member of our Scope and Vignette staffs, she was also active in the Pottery Club, and the Art Service Club. Bridget plans to enter the field of business. Richard Boland 1 Gotthard St. "Knowledge is more than equivalent to force' There are those who can smile and bring gladness to the hearts, and one of these was "Fish.” He was a member of the Art Service Club, the Vignette staff, the Track and Swimming Teams. Fish should do well as an artist. Raymond Burnett 434 High St. "A friend such as lx, is hope to the heart. "Smiley,” our amateur magician, always tried his hypnotic talents on the girls. His mischievous actions prompted many a good laugh. Ray’s clownish exterior was contradicted by his unique work with clay which revealed his innermost feelings. He is planning to enter the field of ceramics.36 Shirley Clark. 59 Somerset St. "She bolds the two noblest things, sweetness and light.” "Dimples,” shy and charming, was one of the sweetest girls in our class. Because of her unassuming nature, some students never fully appreciated her, but they could not help recognizing her art ability. Shirley hopes to become a fashion designer. Carolyn Cohen 212 Keer Avenue "An angel must have stopped to see, and blessed her with purity” Carol’s quiet friendliness, patient understanding, and winning smile won the admiration of every one. Her favorite class was English. During her leisure time Carol enjoyed reading biographies of Hollywood personalities. She has no specific plans for the future, but in whatever she attempts, we wish her success. Joseph Colicchia 385 S. 6th St. "Be great in act, as you have been in thought ” Joe was a gifted musician who played in the Band. The keenest car was never able to detect a sour note emerging from his sax. He was also a member of the Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and Chorus. Joe’s goal is to have a band of his own. Patricia Delli Sante 68 Dayton St. "Whose little eyes glow like the sparks of fire.” Standing on the sidelines taking notes on all that was going on around was our lovely, energetic Pat, who knew all and reported all in her chatter column in the Scope. Pat was a member of the Student Council, Junior Red Cross and the Vignette staff. She is undecided about her future plans.Michael DeGise 9 Hawkins Court "A true friend is the best possession.” An artist of remarkable quality, and a boy of gentle manners was Mickey. This lad’s athletic ability earned him a place on the Basketball Team. He also was a member of the Scope staff. Mickey plans to be a master plumber. Josephine Donnarummo 421 S. 14th St. "Her smile is one no other maid can surpass.” "Jo” was as talented as she was pleasant. She enjoyed art and dancing. Among the many things we shall always recall arc Jo’s large brown eyes, long wavy hair, and attractive, unusual earrings. Jo as yet has not made any definite plans for her future. Esther Elias 534 Clinton Ave. "She, who has toiled shall find joy.” A quiet, helpful girl, who joined us midway on our travels was Essie. She was a member of the Art Service, Crafts, Ceramics and Drama Clubs. She also participated in the Freshman Orientation Program. Her ambition is to secure a place for herself in the ceramic field. Richard Giles 98 Badger Ave. "Sincerity is the way of heaven.” Richard, better known to us as "Miles Giles” was one of our friendly, neat, smooth-talking musicians who had a way with the girls. His talent for music was shown by his membership in the Band, Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and All-State Band. Richie hopes to become a professional musician.Joseph Guarino 14 Hunterdon St. "The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute Understanding and helpful Joe always bubbled over with brilliant ideas for developing school spirit. He was a member of the Baseball and Basketball Teams, Art Service Club and Student Council. Joe is planning to embark on a business career. Margaret Halloran 34 S. 10th St. "Her good nature is the soil upon which virtue grows. A winsome girl of simple tastes and habits was Marge. Pleasant and welcome was her laughter when proper occasions arose. Marge, who enjoyed dancing and the study of chemistry, is planning to become a housewife. John Huether 67 Cabinet St. "Men of feiv words are often the best. It is hard to find a more ardent sports fan than the "Duke.” This enthusiasm began with the opening of the baseball season, not to mention his faithful attendance at our basketball games. John plans to be a heart specialist. Henry Kaneps 71 Prospect St., Nutley "A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas. Henry excelled in art. Many were the awards he won for us! His sincerity and friendly nature earned the admiration and respect of all of us. He was a member of the National Honor Society, the Scope staff, the Art Service Club and served as art editor of the Vignette. Henry wants to be an architect.39 Edward Karas 52 Richmond St. "True individuality cannot be copied.” "Cookie” was an individualist, but that was one of his many charms. He was a friendly smooth-talking jokester, who was kind and understanding at heart. Cookie’s hobby was photography. After graduation Eddie will go into the business world. Stephen Kaufman 824 S. 16th St. "An honest man is t tc noblest work of God ” A friendly, pleasant and sensible person was "Puffy," who was a member of the Junior Red Cross and the Art Service Club. His favorite class was ceramics. Puffy’s hobby is designing and making models of tools and machinery. This will be a valuable asset in his career as an industrial designer. Edward Kirstf.ad 24 Tichenor St. "Diligence is t! c motlyer of good fortune.” Another youth with wondrous art ability was Eddy, to whom many honors came for his accomplishments. He was an avid reader and spent most of his spare time engrossed in a good book. He was a member of the Pottery and Art Service Clubs. His future lies in the field of architecture. Richard Lfake 6 Kipp St. "Talking comes by nature; but silence by understanding.” Richie was a friendly, studious person with a well-groomed appearance and a knack for making a conversation interesting. He was a member of the Student Council, School Chorus, and All-City Chorus. Richie’s hobby was piano playing. He intends to become a teacher.40 Michael Lf.mbo 89 West Market St. "A steadfast friend is something rare and hard to find.” Although quiet and shy, Mike was helpful, intelligent, and easy to get along with. He belonged to the Art Service and Science Clubs. His favorite class was art; his hobby, fishing. Mike will enter the advertising field. Marilyn Mameo 79 N. 9th St. "Her eyes are lovely lamps, the windows to ! er soul.” Always lending a helping hand, and giving a cheerful smile was Marilyn who belonged to the Scope staff. Among her many hobbies dancing was her favorite. After graduation ''Mar” hopes to be a telephone operator. Herbert Marshall 48 Rose Ter. "Though be was rough, he was kindly.” Among our many artists was "Manny,” whose temperament was almost as artistic as his work. His twinkling eyes and comical antics were always appreciated by his friends. He was a valuable player on the Basketball Team. Manny’s greatest wish is to enter the field of commercial art. Calvin Martin 301 Bergen St. "He benefits himself, that docs good to others.” Strong, devilish, but kind hearted arc words that truly describe "Jupe.” He displayed his sportsmanship as a member of the Basketball and Baseball Teams. Jupc’s ambition is to be an architect.James Marzako 196 ParkhurstSt. "Seriousness and merriment are near neighbors A genial, sociable, smiling, and sensitive person was Jimmy. His hobbies included collecting stamps, listening to baseball games, and learning to master the trumpet. Jimmy’s favorite class was chemistry. He will become a white collar worker after graduation. John McCracken 74 Second Ave. "Silent men rise to great success.” Johnny was a great asset to the Swimming Team, and was indeed a true sportsman. He was a vigorous personality away from the pool as well as in it. Johnny, former class president, w-as a member of the Student Council, Pottery Club, and was captain of the Swimming Team. He plans to enter the field of art. Albert Mirabella 123 Bloomfield Ave. "Dependable as the day is long, his mind is masterful and strong Patrick was the shy, quiet and unassuming lad whom we all learned to know and like. He was a member of the Art Service Club. His hobby— crafts, and his favorite class—art, shall prepare him for his chosen profession as a commercial artist. Donald Moore 282 East Kinney St. "Silence is man's chief learning.” A quiet member of our class who enjoyed music was "Moe.” Collecting records was his hobby. He belonged to the Chorus, Band, Dance Band, and Orchestra. He plans to become an electronics engineer.David Morris 19 Schuyler Ave. "As a friend, be may well be reckoned a masterpiece of nature." "Damo” was an expert in water sports, and a gallant gentleman to boot. He was a member of the Student Council, Swimming Team, the Spanish, Pottery, and Art Service Clubs. His favorite subjects were chemistry and history; his hobby, photography. Robert Mortak 130 S. 14th St. "Life without laughing is but a dreary blank." Bob, who was witty and sociable, took his time in doing things for he believed in quality not quantity. He was a member of the Baseball Team. His favorite class was typing and his hobby was modeling cars and planes. Bob plans to become a commercial artist. Julius Niccolai 240 Oliver St. "A man of courage is also full of faith" The excited bellows of the sports enthusiasts always indicated that Nicolai was on deck. A popular member of the Basketball Team, his magnetic personality drew cheering fans to every exciting game. Although he docs like baseball, he plans to become a professional basketball player. Brian O’Rourke 122 Pinecrove Ter. "Wisdom is his, who speaks only the truth." Brian’s keen sense of humor made him a favorite among us. He lent his talents to the Dramatic Club and the Scope staff. He was also active in the Student Council. After graduation he intends to enter college.James Pannullo 29 Garside Ave. "His smile: It's full of worth ami kindness too.” Jimmy, a mixture of friendliness and intelligence, was rarely seen without his infectious grin. His witty remarks brightened many a class hour. He was interested in swimming and art. A member of the Gym Team, he also belonged to the Pottery and Science Clubs. Jim will enter the advertising field as a free-lance illustrator. William Portington 82 Fairview Ave. "All art consists in bringing something into existence.” Bill, our poster king, has won renown in that and many other phases of art. He gained our friendship because of his witty antics and humor which brought many a laugh to each class. Bill belonged to the Scope staff and the Art Service Club. A commercial art career is in store for Bill. Frank Roth 92 Grafton Ave. "Folly and learning often die el I together” Frankie’s shining personality and smart quips added flavor to our daily routine. He was a member of the Student Council, Pottery and Art Service Clubs. For relaxation Frankie enjoyed photography and music. Because he is a serious worker, we know he will be a success as a painter. Lucille Sessoms 141 Prince St. "Her happy life exists because of her tranquility of mind” "Lu” was well liked because of her sweet and helpful manner. Because she was the kind of person who enjoyed colorful and active things, her main interests were Spanish and sports. Lu plans to be a salesgirl.44 Harvey Si.ansky 177 16th Ave. "Beauty and folly generally go band in band.” "Nee” was one of the guiding lights of our journey. She was always on hand when needed whether for ushering, selling tickets or decorating for dances. She belonged to the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Library Guild. Because of her gentleness and industry she will make a fine physical therapist. "His character is a diamond that cannot be scratched.” Because of his leadership, ability and scholastic achievements Harv won membership in the National Honor Society. His art work was beyond reproach. He was a member of the Art Service Club, Pottery Club and Scope staff. Harvey should be a great success in his chosen field of pharmacy. Theresa Taylor 93 Hedden Ter. "She worked with patience which means almost power ” Conservative, quiet, studious, and helpful arc words that would best describe "Ed.” Her favorite class was English and her hobby was collecting records. She was a member of the Student Council, Junior Red Cross, Pottery, Art Service and Photography Clubs. Her future lies in the field of business. "Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low, an excellent quality in a woman.” Our charming, intelligent Terric was a music student. Being attractive in appearance and personality she had no handicap to overcome in winning friends. Terric was a member of the Chorus, Student Council and Junior Red Cross. The career in Terric’s future is that of a homemaker. "A merry heart, doeth good like a medicine” Happy-go-lucky, pleasant, sensible, and considerate are traits that "Lem” possessed. He was a member of the Library Guild, the Basketball, Baseball, and Track Teams. His hobby was sports and his favorite class was history. "Lem” hopes to enter the pharmaceutical field. Anita Torrioni 742 N. 8th St. Edna Weigand 5 Seymour Ave. Donald Wilson 144 I ittleton Ave.SENIOR CLASS TEACHERS 45 Having been afloat on a wide and sometimes stormy sea, we have finally reached our destination. Our long journey, during which we learned a seemingly vast and endless quantity of knowledge, might never have terminated so joyously had it not been for our homeroom teachers and class advisors. MRS. CROSS We appreciated Mrs. Cozzcns’ sound judgement, good humor, and common sense which helped to tide us over difficult times. For her patient help in all our endeavors we extend our fondest gratitude. Mrs. Cross’s words of wisdom helped in guiding us to the shores of success. We gratefully appreciated her interest in and her support of all our activities. MR. MORRIS During our voyage. Miss Keehner’s qualities of wisdom, kindness, and simplicity have always been an inspiration to us. We sincerely thank her for her untiring efforts in our behalf. The friendliness, ready wit, and sound judgement of Mr. Morris eased our journey. His genial manner, wholehearted enthusiasm, and interest in the welfare of the students will always remain among our happy memories. MRS. COZZENS MISS KEEHNER4 6 Our voyage is at an end. The trip has not been easy. All our knowledge of shipbuilding Has helped us overcome The turbulent torrents. The seemingly unconquerable seas Have been charted. Though we have achieved Our long awaited goal, It is not our final port— There are new seas to conquer More ships to build. Carylmac AbrahamsOFFICERS OF THE SENIOR “A” CLASS A 7 Ralph Torlucci 478 North 9th St. "What lx has, be gives; what he thinks, he shows ' A leading figure in school activities was Ralph, our Senior Class president. He was one of the most popular boys in the class. A former captain of the Swimming Team,' Torlu was also a member of the Track Team and the Vignette Staff. Lois Samartin 1652 Edward Terrace, Union Bette Stout 131 Alton St., Elizabeth Harold Taylor 108 Ridgewood Ave. "How true and loyal a gentleman.” Quiet, intelligent, cheerful—these words describe Harold. He was a member of all the musical clubs of the school as well as the Art Service Club. His talent was recognized in the All-State Band. He served as vice-president of the Senior Class for two terms. "Her mind, Ixr kingdom; and her will, her law." Lois was always in a gay, friendly mood. Most people who met her could not resist her bouyant personality. She was secretary of the Senior Class and associate business manager of the 1953 Vignette. Her efficiency will be an asset to her in her chosen profession. "A certain simplicity that makes everyone her friend." Gay, charming, always smiling was Bette, the treasurer of the Senior Class. Besides being a member of the Science and Art Service Clubs, Bette was literary editor of the 1953 Vignette. She plans to attend business school where she will take a secretarial course.Carylmae Abrahams 738 High St. "Age cannot wither, nor custom• stale, her infinite variety.” "Tinka” was a winsome, witty, and wise young lady. Her practical questions brought about many a provocative classroom discussion. Tinka, vice-president of the National Honor Society, served four years on the Student Council, was a holder of the "A” Pin, and a member of the Vignette Staff. In college, Tinka will take a pre-law course. Raymond Abrams 213 West Kinney St. "He does nothing but smile.” "Scott’s” good natured way and pleasant smile have won him many friends. He was considered a good conversationalist and an excellent dresser. Among Scott’s many interests the Gym Team, Track Team and Basketball Team were his favorites. He plans to enter the field of photographic art. Theresa Augsdorfer 750 South 19th St. "Bright gem instinct with music.” The sweet strains of music coming from Tcssic’s violin will always be among our happy memories. Perhaps someday when she is teaching her own music classes, she will inspire them as she did us with her beautiful playing. Among her many outstanding qualities was Tcssic’s unswerving loyalty to her friends and her depth of sincerity. Manuel Ayaso 58 Union St. "There is no substitute for talent.” The lilt of Manuel’s accent made him an interesting figure in our classes. His marvelous art work together with his Spanish dancing drew the admiration of everyone. He expects to continue his art studies.49 Patrick Belasco 270 Fifth St. "The deepest rivers flow with the least sound. Pat was a quiet, friendly boy, well-liked by all his classmates. Even though he was still in high school, Pat already had a printing shop of his own. He helped us many times by doing the printing for our class functions. Pat expects to enter one of the armed forces after graduation. Carter Bennett 17 Harding Terrace "He wlx) is most clever is also most witty. ' With a smile as broad as his heart was large, "Ajax” found favor among his classmates. He was a pleasant, quick-minded lad who made a hobby of art work. Although president of the National Honor Society and a member of the Vignette staff, he found time to play on the Baseball Team. His ambition is to become the president of General Motors. David Blumer 44 Walnut St. "The wise always find time to be merry.' Davie was a happy-go-lucky chap who will always be remembered for his love of modern art. His favorite class was science; his favorite sport, baseball. Dave was a member of the Student Council and Scope. He plans to become a fine artist. Richard Burke 390 Lafayette St. "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." Rich was a quiet, reliable and friendly chap. He was interested in baseball and collected odd shaped knives and mineral stones. Rich was an enthusiastic member of the Gym Team. His ambition is to enter the commercial art field.50 Joseph Carangelo 448 South 18th St. "A soul of power, a well of lofty thought” Big Joe ate, slept and dreamt science. Never to be forgotten was his work with the microscope. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Throwing the javelin and the shot-put were Joe’s contributions to the Track Team. His ambition is to become a teacher. William Carpenter 414 Clinton Ave. "His strength and health on sea and shore shall never fail.” Whenever we see an outdoorsman, we shall recall Bill, whose rales of hunting and fishing will not soon be forgotten. Bill has also been an expert gymnast. He wishes to join the Navy after graduation. Gloria Compitelli 993 18th Ave. "Cod helps tfjose who help themselves.” "Glor” was not only one of the most attractive and helpful members of our class, but also very active in sports. She was an asset to the Cheering Squad, the Art Service Club, the Choir, and the Vignette Staff. Most of her leisure time was devoted to baseball, basketball, or tennis. Glor is quite talented in art and plans to become a fashion designer. Henry Crump 128 Charlton St. "The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.” What would Arts High have been without "Hank”? His hard work in the school’s clubs won him the "A” Pin. Henry served on the Vignette Staff and as a member of the Art Service Club. He hopes to enter Cooper Union in the fall.51 Mary Davenport 54 17th Ave. "Kindness is wisdom." One who enjoyed helping others was "Red.” Mary was our 3A treasurer and belonged to the Junior Red Cross, the Art Service Club, the Art Club and the Student Council. A member of the Captainball Team, Mary also enjoyed basketball. Adelyn DeGrecory 480 South 13th St. "Beauty is power, a smile its sword. ' Addic will always be remembered for her sunny smile and cheerful disposition. She is interested in menu collection, photography and art. Addie plans to become a secretary. Shirley Deitz 239 Hillside Ave. "Learned and fair and good was she." "Pretty as a picture” could truly be said of Shirk Effervescent personality, well groomed appearance and a sense of humor were among her assets. Interested in music, she participated in all musical activities of the school and plans to become a music teacher. Dolores Domenick 685 Joralemon St. "Of friendly spirit and happy nature." An attractive face and sweet disposition were among Dolly’s attributes. Dolly’s favorite sport was horseback riding. Her ambition is to become a housewife and a devoted mother.52 Joseph Domeraski 505 South 17th St. "Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest gifts.” Smiling, gay, teasing and witty—what more can be said about Joe? Almost any day after school Joe could be found practicing with one of our sport’s teams. His ambition to become a professional basketball player stems from his success as a member of the Varsity. Grace Dorfman 196 Clinton Place "Charms strike the sight, hut merit wins the soul.” Grace could always be depended upon to dispel gloom at any time with her humorous, mischievous yet lovable, pranks. She was forever doing the unexpected, regardless of consequences, and with a nonchalance that was to be envied. Her flare for fashion design was expressed in her creation of many attractive costumes. Sally Durando 6 Chadwick Ave. "A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.” Sparkling blue eyes, blond hair, a pleasant smile and a kind nature are the qualities that made "Sal” a friend of all. She was associate business manager of the 1953 Vignette. Sal expects to marry after graduation and rear a family. Michael Faiella 175 Hawthorne Ave. "Out of question, he was horn in a merry hour.” Chris, alias "The Terror,” was one of our better known classmates. His fame spread through the music he made with the saxophone. The Terror’s quick wit and fiery temper enlivened many a classroom. He is a member of the Band and is planning a career as a musician.53 Muriel Flanagan 158 Badger Ave. "The rude sea grew civil at her song . The sweetest songbird of our class was Muriel. Her beautiful voice rang out many times in our assemblies. Muriel’s performances in the opera "Hansel and Grctcl" have won her well deserved recognition. Her fiery temper added much to her magnetic personality. Marian Fortino 255 South St. "Of excellent discourse, pretty and witty. "Mar” was a girl with a cheerful smile and winning personality. Her favorite sports were bowling and swimming; her favorite subject was art. She was a member of the Student Council, the Red Cross and the Library Guild. John Frankenberger 1016 South Orange Ave. "Stately and tall, be moves through the hall." Jack could usually be found playing basketball. Tall, slender and blue-eyed, he was at his best on a dance floor. After his four years in the Air Force, he plans to have a retail sporting goods business. Terrie Frf.iman 91 Johnson Ave. "She may wear her virtues as a crown, as she walks through life serenely. Terrie’s sophistication plus her dramatic ability were an enjoyable combination in her stage performances. She was a member of the Library Guild and the Dramatic Club. We hope to see her name in lights on Broadway someday.54 Gina Gaeta 194 South St. "Silence is more eloquent than words." Although Gina was shy and somewhat reserved, she surprised us on occasion with a forceful display of temper. Her favorite class was Spanish; her hobby, reading. Her goal is to secure a position in the secretarial field. Lorraine Geissler 165 Jelliff Ave. "A friendly spirit and happy nature.” "Ray’s” friendliness and helpfulness were as much a part of her as her pleasant smile. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Outside the classroom, she excelled in athletics, leading the girls to captainball fame. James Gilroy 378 South 12th St. "Silence is wisdom and gets a man friends.” "Gil” was a quiet, conscientious boy who was extremely talented in taking pictures. He was the photography editor of the 1953 Vignette. Gil wants to become a news photographer after graduation. Valerie Horne 878 South 20th St. "Her speech flowed from her mouth sweeter than honey" Valerie brought a little touch of England into Arts High. To find Val one only had to follow the strains of poetic or dramatic reading and there she was. She was president of the Drama Club and worked in the Student Council, Scope, Library Guild and Junior Red Cross. Valerie plans to major in English and dramatics while in college.Phyllis Hughes 944 Sheridan Ave., Elizabeth "A charming girl with modest airs.” When we sec a lovely ceramic piece we cannot help thinking of Phyl and the long hours she spent acquiring this skill. Playing the accordian and participating in Girl Scout activities, were her main interests. After graduation from college she plans to become an art teacher. Mario Ippolito 350 13th Ave. "A happy disposition is his greatest treasure.” Mario’s deep, strong voice thrilled us when he read poetry. His neat, quiet and reserved manner served as a tailor made screen for his intelligence. He is undecided about his future. Evelyn Johnson 77 Whitney St. "God giveth speech to all, song to the few.” Graciousness itself was Evelyn. Her sportsmanship was shown in her participation in our captain-ball games. United States History was her favorite class. To become a secretary is Evelyn’s ambition. Mae Johnson 471 Madison Ave., Elizabeth "She excels each mortal thing upon the dull earth dwelling ” Her modest, sweet and friendly way won many friends for May. Her stories about her cats and her pictures of them never failed to entertain us. May enjoyed playing the piano, singing songs, and teaching Sunday School. In September, she plans to enter college where she will continue her art studies.5 6 Luciann Keczmerski 38 Devine St. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases "Lou” was a charming, intelligent young lady who was sincere in her friendship to all. She was editor-in-chief of the Vignette, holder of the "A” Pin and a member of the National Honor Society. Dancing and ceramic work were two of the many things Lou did well. She intends to go to Panzer College where she will major in physical education. Ronald Kolker 130 Watson Ave. ” Tis good will that makes intelligence Writer, illustrator, poet and dramatist, all in one, was Ronny. His pleasant personality and his kindness added a sensitive quality to his work which made it so pleasing to us. Ronny hopes to enter Pratt Institute to continue his study of art. Marcia Kramer 417 Badger Ave. "She acted o'er our lofty scene." "Martie” was a person to be admired and envied not only for her talent in dramatics, her pleasing personality and her hard work, but also for her sincerity. She was a member of the National Honor Society and a holder of the coveted "A” Pin. Thomas Kropilak 188 Ferry St. "Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful will; What others talked of while their hands were still." Although he was active in sports, tall Tommy was also a member of the Student Council, the Scope and Vignette staffs. It was a pleasure to watch him as he enjoyed square dancing in cowboy costumes. Outstanding in swimming and track, Tom plans to become a teacher of physical education.57 Jay Krueger 441 Belmont Ave. "He pleases everyone but cannot please himself Jay was a quiet, sincere, intelligent lad who enjoyed history. Jay’s interest ranged from a lively discussion of politics to a good baseball game. He plans to go to Seton Hall where he will major in radio broadcasting. Charles Langer 24 Willoughley St. "It is not strength, but art that obtains the prize.” Charlie was a cheerful lad who enjoyed making people smile. He was talented in art. His hobbies were boxing and baseball; his favorite class. United States History. Although he is undecided about his future, we wish him success. Joseph Larangeira 138 South Eighth St. "Quiet to some, jolly to others.” Joe, one of our quiet boys, was not easily overlooked. During a debate you could not hold him down. He was a member of the Chorus and the Vignette staff. After graduation Joe expects to become a draftsman. Richard Larson 701 South 20th St. "His bright face makes sunshine in shady places.” Behind Rich’s devilish exterior there was a warm and friendly heart. His favorite subject was world history, and although basketball was his favorite sport, he was also interested in baseball, football, and swimming. Richard expects to join the Navy after graduation.James Licon 289 Waverly Ave. "The thoughtful man says often the least." Easy going Jim was one of the quietest among us. His flare for color and design showed itself in his white bucks and red vest. He is planning to enter the commercial art field. Robert Lindner 111 Eleventh Ave. "No legacy is so rich as honesty Another lad of our class who was talented in art and possessed a fine sense of humor was Bob. Of his many interests, Bob enjoyed art and movies the best. He also played the guitar. Bob wishes to enter the electronics branch of the Navy. Douglas Little 33 Branch Brook Place "He is a man, take him for all in all." Doug joined our class in its last year, after serving four years in the Army. Before entering the service, he had been an asset to the Drama Club and captain of the 1947 Swimming Team. Doug anticipates going to college and then entering the business field. Francis Loefflf.r 272 Eastern Parkway "Behold an act of youth full of the joy of living.” "Tex” was Arts High’s answer to tall, thin Gary Cooper. Walking leisurely, talking in a slow, easy drawl, that was Tex. He was a true outdoorsman, and spent many a day in hunting. Tex hopes to become an industrial designer.59 Rosemarie Loureiro 21 Madison St. "As you Ixar of me, so think of me.” Merry and mischievous, "Ro” provided many a humorous moment. Her sparkling eyes and quick temper added zest to the long hours during and after school. Ro’s everlasting energy and gay spirit lightened the work of the Vignette staff and the Library Guild. She hopes to enter Newark State Teachers College in the fall. William Lovallo 131 Rose St. "Nearest the tfrrone itself must he the footstool of humility” Bill was an alert lad who had the memory of an elephant. He was liked by all with whom he associated. Among his interests, science and history ranked high. Bill will enter Rutgers University in preparation for a law career. Herman Love 319 New St. "Not much talk, hut %reat sweet silence” ’’Hernandez” was a shy lad, well liked by his classmates. His favorite sport was baseball, and his favorite class was homeroom. As he is interested mainly in art, it is no wonder Herman plans to become a commercial artist. Donald Mather 141 Oakland Terrace "Silence is the virtue of the wise.” Don was extremely quiet, but ever ready to lend a helping hand whenever he was called upon. Although he enjoyed softball and ping pong, he was avidly interested in amateur photography and car mechanics. -After graduation Don plans to become a truck driver.60 Sally Mathis 136 James St. "A quiet talk shows a wise head.” “Sal’s” quiet friendliness and patient understanding have won her many friends. Although reading and art were her first loves, an active part in a captainball game was also to her liking. Sal’s becoming hair styles will always be recalled. She plans to become a housewife. Stephen May 189 West Bigelow St. "A mirror of all courtesy.” Steve was a quiet boy who never let anything ruffle his good humor. His friendship was valued by those who knew him. He enjoyed sports and was on both the Basketball and Track Teams. Steve plans to use his exceptional talent as a commercial artist. Patricia Moran 94 Hawthorne Ave. "She’s very wise hut not so tall, for precious things arc very small.” Pat was one of the smallest among us, but one of the sweetest. Cute and vivacious, she was a favorite among the boys. An enjoyable and successful hobby of Pat’s was play writing. Her plan for the future is to join the Women’s Branch of the Army Air Force. William Nagengast 125 Polk. St. "A friend to all, a foe to none; treats all tlx same and slights no one.” Bill’s easy going manner was appreciated by all. He was big and strong, yet quiet and slow to anger. In his spare time he practiced weight lifting. Bill’s art work was of the highest quality. He plans to attend Pratt Institute where he will major in commercial art.Thomas Natalini 143 Van Buren St. "To brisk notes in cadence beating, dance their many twinkling feet.” Tommie’s combined ability and interest in Indians and dancing brought a touch of the unusual to one of our variety shows. This originality of Tommie’s may someday be seen on Broadway. He had the honor of being president of the 3 A Class and received the "A” Pin. Barbara O’Brien 80 South Eighth St. "The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.” Sparkling eyes, winning smile and a sunny disposition were all part of Bobby’s charm, but it was her contagious giggle, her sympathetic nature and her reliability which endeared her to her friends. She was a holder of the "A” Pin. After graduation, Bobby will work in an office. William O’Brien 121 Custer Ave. "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men” Bill was a fellow who could make any crowd hilarious with his antics and contortions. We will always remember him for his constant display of good humor. Newark Airport was his favorite haunt and he hopes to enter the Navy Air Force after graduation. Leona Osterweil 44 Watson Ave. "There was a star danced and under that I was born.” "Cookie’s” industry and integrity impressed those who knew her. Her scholarship won her a membership in the National Honor Society. She is well on the way to becoming an accomplished ballet dancer.Bertha Patterson 70 Prince St. Marie Pereles 117 South Eighth St. "The highest degree of earthly happiness is quiet" Frank was a shy lad who spent his spare time designing and building model cars. He won honorable mentions in the Fischer Body Model Automobile Contests three times. Although Frank enjoyed swimming and baseball, he was also extremely talented in art. Frank Pichirallo 114 Seventh Ave. "Virtue is like a rich stone, best when plain set." Kindness, understanding and a pleasant personality were characteristics of Bert. She enjoyed dancing, singing and sports. Bert was also active in social work. She is interested in becoming a fashion artist. "Honor lies in honest toil." Work, dependability and determination were the chief characteristics of Pete. Although he was a serious boy during class time, his quick wit after hours was enjoyed by all. He was a member of the National Honor Society, and Arts’ delegate to New Jersey Boys’ State. Peter Potosky 249 North Eleventh St. "An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace." "Rce’s” sweet unassuming nature was admired by all who came in contact with her. She was our angel of mercy because of her work as the president of the city-wide Junior Red Cross Council. Marie, a holder of the “A” Pin, was a member of the Library Guild and the National Honor Society. Nursery school teaching is Marie’s future goal. "Silence is the perfect herald of joy." Sincerity is the best word to describe Tony. He was quiet, but when he said something, something was said. Tony’s main interest was music, and in this he excelled. He hopes someday to be a teacher. Anthony Prockelo 37 Stone St.6} Alice Pvlypyshyn 484 South 17th St. Philip Sadio 50 Vandfrpool St. Pat Senatore 149 Pacific St. "There is no room for sadness with such a pleasant smile. "Al” was well known among us for her sunny smile and neat appearance. Her stylish creations and artistic taste showed her designing ability. She plans to study interior decoration. "She is of a noble, modest nature. ' Shirley’s constant endeavor to be of assistance was appreciated by her classmates. She was active in school affairs, particularly the dramatic and musical. She also worked earnestly on the literary staff of the 1953 Vignette. Shirl plans to combine her singing and acting abilities in her chosen career. Shirley Shulman 135 Seth Boyden Terrace "Education begins a gentleman; conversation completes him. ' His sparkling and sociable personality has won Phil a host of friends. Always a gentleman, Phil was very popular with all the girls. He was a member of the Basketball Team and was co-captain of the Track Team. Phil is looking forward to a career as a singer. "Friendly, jolly, never sad; joking always, never mad. Playfulness and humor were characteristic of Joe. His mischievous actions became well known to most of us. When 2:35 rolled around he was one of the happiest boys to be found anywhere. History was Joe’s main interest in school. After graduation, he wants to study law. Joseph Simons 899 Hunterdon St. "His soul doth enter into his music. There was among us a boy who was gifted with the ability to draw, the ability to play and the ability to make people laugh. That was Pat. A member of the Chorus and the All-City Band, Pat wants to be a studio musician."Music is well said to be the voice of angels.” 64 William Small 63 Nesbith St. Donald Travisano 537 Ridge St. "Dec's” quiet friendliness and patient understanding have won her many friends. Remember her demonstrations of the French horn during our assemblies? She enjoys music and plans to become a French horn player. Dolores Val 19 Ferdon St. "Speech is silver; silence, gold.” Calm, quiet and talented was "Amigo.” He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball. His admiration for the Brooklyn Dodgers was no secret. He was a member of the "Young People's Club.” Amigo plans to become a commercial artist. "His heart is as far from fraud as heaven from earth" An outstanding personality joining us late in our travels was Dean who came from Aruba in the West Indies. His capability and easy going manner won him the admiration of his fellow students. Dean was famous for his Latin dancing and dramatic ability. He expects to prepare for the medical profession. Dean Worr 47 Brookdale Ave. "He that comes up to his own ideals is great ” Friendly, intelligent and conscientious was Don. He was president of the Science Club and vice-president of the city-wide Junior Red Cross. He plans to continue his study of science in order to become a bacteriologist. "The will to do, the soul to dare." "Zcb” was known among us for his humor and antics in the classroom. We recognized his qualities of leadership when he served as class president. He pleased us many times with his accordian and trombone playing. Zcb plans to continue his study of music. Gerald Zabinski 1 Hawkins St.Mr. Morris listens attentively to a class discussion. Muriel Flanagan and Lorraine Geisslcr work against time. The scholars and the dreamers play their parts in Homeroom }10. Are Ralph Torlucci, Fat Senatore, and Mike Faiella really working? Mr. Rickenhacher gives a sample test to his senior English class. Have they begun to take their work seriously?Everyone is in good spirits Lois puts on the finishing touches as Sally smiles as Marilyn reads Muzzy approval, aloud. Marcia relaxes between stitc jes. FINISHED Anita is the center of attraction in the homeroom session. Mr. Morris always keeps his classes in the best of humor, especially his history classes.Alice displays her charm as she puts flowers together for the opera. Mrs. Cross gives advice to her homeroom boys. Three lovely maidens have Brien in their clutches. Even tlx seniors have serious moments. These Arties talk of better days. "Peek-a-boo” Tessie, you'd better get to work. Who cares about etiquette at a time like this? fttr Stout, Rosemarie Irtureiro, Lois Some of Arts High's Greenjackcts supply amartin and Sally Durando are the the entertainment, lovely hostesses for our dance. Dolly Domcnick relaxes before the dance begins. SENIOR VALENTINE DANCE Gloria Competelli and her •scort make a lovely coupie lancing to the strains of "Dancing in the Dark.” Paul Scarpella watches the camera while Shirley Dietz watclses him. Josephine Gurnari and John Scarpa keep time to fast music. Judy Fields and Christy Drivas demonstrate the open step of a fox-trot. HOMEROOMS IN ACTION Can this be one of 310's quieter moments! "Look at the birdie,” the )13’s usual morning gab-camera man said. fest is in session. This couldn't be 310 at work?69 Chaos during the intermission of the Faculty-Varsity Game while Mari, Rich, Dick, Lu, Kathy, Frances and Dotty pose for this picture. Mrs. Cross, Yvonne Counts, Eddie Karas and Marilyn Mameo go about the business of the day. We finally reach the end of a long journey. Dancing in St. Benedict’s gy,„ proi jJcs we _ come relaxation for the students after the game. Mayor Peter Po osky, Color guards Yvonne Counts and Marcia Kramer, and Senior Class President Ralph Torlucci take part in the assembly opening exercises. The ) 1) Seniors know how to combine work and play.70 "He didn't say!" VARIETY SHOW We have tried to bring to you a pictorial account of our Thirteenth Annual Variety Show here on this page. It was sponsored by the Student Council and wai held on the thirteenth of March. But, enough of the detail and on with the »how. If you look at the picture you'll find. Marcia Kramer, the pleating Mistress of Ceremonie who gave a very humoroui impersonation of the great "Tallulah" ... I wonder where Marcia found that deep, deep voice-----Bob Brunnqucll opened the Easter Seaton a month early with hi comic pantomime "Too Many Bunnirt" ... A a ipecial request he repeated la»t year' favorite, "Chloe"----Yvette Cop pock gave us her rendition of "Hold Me. Kit Me. Thrill Me" ... A terrific job on a beautiful song--Terry Frciman rushed onto the tage for a hilarious monologue, in which the confessed her secret ambition to be a football player-The air was filled with the magic of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" when Phyllis Guiliano began playing-------Doris (Dagmar) Piechna sang and tapped to "I've Got Rhythm”-------Muriel Flannagan strengthened her reputation as a fine singer with "Granada"------"Two Sharps and a Flat” better known as Carolyn Flannagan, Meredith Gordon and Marguerite Smithe gave us a double treat when they sang "Side by Side" and "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" ... At this point the photographer found that he had no more film so we shall try to describe the rest of the show in word pictures. Lot Thomas twirled her way to stardom with two batons-------We heard each girl swoon as Freddie Davis sang ”1 Believe”---The tapping feet keeping right on the beat of "How High the Moon" belonged to Doris Zimmerman---------For musk that defied description we had a combo made up of Harold Taylor, Mike Ester, Richard McCrea, Art Schrocck and Pat Scnatorc-----------More music in the terrific mood came from Juanita Pitts' solo of "Tenderly"--Connie Franconero took time from her too busy schedule to "send" us with the "Birth of the Blues”------to add delight to our ears we had Louis Tobie with his accordian-----S'wonderful to hear Elaine Barry sing "S'wonderful”-------More magic muse from Ronald Maver's squeeze-box when he played "On the Atcheson. Topeka and Santa Fe" nd "Malaguena"—— A "Spanish Love Song” done with that true Latin Amerkan flavor was sung by ilia Domingue ------The grand piano sang when Gordon Gladden sat down and began to play "Clair de .unc" and "Mood ”----When Melvin Metzkcr sang "Oise Alone" we felt the air tingle-----Jeanne Green- Lrd as vocalist and Mary Ellen Johnson as pianist accompanied Adelaide Hall's dancing in "Stardust"-As | ur show drew to a clow, we found F.verett Winrow and Charles Mayes vying for magic prowess in Magk from the Four Corners of the Earth" . . . When they make each other reappear, we’ll ask them But now we ask a special bow of Miss Abo and Mr Janowitz who made the whole show possible. 'Two Sharps and a Flat" can't resist temptation. "Wanna buy a bunny? ' Bobby asks. Maryanne Scalercio is an interested spectator.Elaine concludes her song. Tobey begins his number. Shirley and Judy are really enjoying the show. Muriel puts a song over. Phyllis's playing is inspiring. The audience's reaction is fine. 71 Marcia stands in a crowd subway train. Terrie wants to be football player. Lois takes her work seriously72 Hay bast ante para todos no sc vayan sin gozar de los re frescos sabrosos. rCuidado! Con fuerza Dolores va a bacer eaer los dulces! LA POSADA ■'iejecitos? No to crea i d. En realidad son nuestros amigos Jaime, Luisa y Ronaldo. Que macho es Ronaldo. Que bonita cs Maria. iCon gracia bailan!FACULTYDR. FREDERICK C. SEAMSTER The essence of a good leader is preparedness. The ablest captain anticipates the next move and is ready to meet it. Our captain, Dr. Frederick C. Scamstcr, charted our course. His was the guiding hand at the helm. We all know, if we follow his example, we will be well prepared to pilot our own ships over the still greater ocean of life. Dr. Scamstcr was a good skipper. He was our leader; he was our friend. The patient and guiding hand of Miss Hamilton has helped to make our strenuous voyage a pleasanter journey. Through her understanding and knowledge our ship was kept on an even keel. Her ready smile made the tidal wave of studies seem as ripples on a lake. Her office was a constant port of call for all those in need of advice. MISS HAMILTONOUR PILOTS 74 While piloting us through these past four years you have generously given us your time and efforts without exception. If we have not fully responded to your guidance and instructions during the journey, consider it a fault of those who had not yet acquired their sea legs. Now, as we leave your safe harbor we begin to appreciate your true worth, and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude. In plotting new courses, we shall take advantage of all the navigational aids you have given us. Miss Emily Kruck of the History Department and Miss Alma Hayes of the Office Staff were camera shy. Miss Rum Abos English Mrs. J. G. Barnett Pianist Mr. Norman Chinoy Mathematics Miss Mary Brokaw Nurse Mr. R. L. Criswell Physical Education Mr. Achilles D’Amico Music Miss Theresa S. David Spanish Miss Ruth M. Eddy History Mrs. Anna Griffen Health Education Mrs. Lucille Hiller Seeing Mrs. R. Hopper Art75 Mrs. Gladys Longlry Guidance Mr. James W. Lowry Science Mrs. M. Marchrse Music Mrs. Ethel McKim Physical Therapist Mrs. Verna Meek Art Mr. Rocco Misurell Science Mrs. Dorothy Neuss English Mr. Roy Perry Science Mr. Rocco Pesile Music Mr. William Pickett Music Mr R. J. Rickenbacher English Miss Prances Rinder Office Staff Mr. George Steisel Mathematics Mr. George Peterson Industrial Art Mrs. Ruth K. Walsh Artary Folarno and Grace Werner use high-pressure salesmanship on Joel Kudler. A scries of serious notes sung by tlx Mixed Chorus. CHRISTMAS FAIR "Chemistry uas never like this,” says Mr. Lowry. Katina and Bert believe two can drink as cheaply as one. live, ten, fifteen, twenty! Come on folks, let's see your money.""This is a student's work,” explains Miss Hamilton to Mrs. Abrahams and Mrs. Horne. "This can’t be happening to me,” says Mr. Kappstatter. "Don’t you dare put your finger in that cake,” admonish Jamie and Barbara. "The hat’s the thing,” exclaimed Miss Bond a. Bargains galore. Ceramics table arouses curiosity of many prospective customers.SPORTS There were numerous sports for our athletes, and in these sports many of our voyagers gained fame. TRACK SCORES Arts High 32J-4 Arts High 68 z East Side 60 Good Counsel 48 z Newark Vocational Tech 48 4 Arts High______ 14J4 East Side 69 South Side 65 Arts High 12 Barringer 8 9 z Central 41J4 Arts High 17 Central 44 East Side 81 Arts High East Side Good Counsel Arts High East Side ... South Side Arts High Central East Side _________40 ________81 _________19 _________19 _________59 ________65 y z 48« 2 _____ 78 CAPTAINBALL SCORES Semi-finals 2 A vs. 1A 9 to 2 4A vs. 3 A 4 to 2 Finals 4 A vs. 2 A 8 to 2 SWIMMING SCORES Arts 27 Arts 29 vs. West Side 37 Arts 35 Arts 31 Arts 25 21 Arts 41 vs. Central 25 Arts 45 vs. Central 21 Arts ?7 29 BASKETBALL SCORES Arts 69 59 Arts 45 vs. St. Patrick’s 43 Arts 52 vs. Clifford Scott 58 Arts 59 vs. St. Michael’s 45 Arts 69 Arts 92 Arts 71 Arts 50 vs. Irvington Tech 76 Arts 64 vs. Good Counsel 76 Arts 50 vs. Glen Ridge 55 Arts 68 vs. St. Michael’s 61 Arts 48 53 Arts 35 vs. St. Patrick’s 48 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES79 VIGNETTE STAFF 1953 Editor-in-Chicf Luciann Keczmerski Business Managers Sally Durando, Lois Samartin Associate Editor Henry Crump General Assistants Ralph Torlucci Literary Editor ... .... Bette Stout Donald Travisano Associate Literary Editor Carylmae Abrahams Shirley Shulman Personal Editors Rosemarie I.ourciro Faculty Advisors: Joseph Larangcira Literary - Miss R. Abos Carter Bennett Art .......................... Mr. S. Landsman Artists Henry Kancps, Richard Boland Art Miss G. Johnston Make-up Editor Marcia Kramer Business Mr. M. Kappstatter Associate Make-up Editor_______Gloria Compitclli General Coordinator Miss G. Howardto The voyagers on our journey who won the admiration of their fellow passengers were the winners of the "A” Pin. These voyagers worked diligently in many extra - curricular activities to prove themselves worthy of wearing the pin which can only be awarded by the students. Those who obtained this honor were: Carylmae Abrahams, Louise Augsdorfer, Barbara O’Brien, Yvonne Counts, Henry Crump, Mary Folarno, Luciann Keezmerski, Marcia Kramer, Thomas Natalini and Marie Perelcs. A group of seamen who guided their ship successfully to the ports of scholarship, leadership, character and service was the M. Bernice Hamilton Chapter of the National Honor Society. The officers were: Carter Bennett, president; Carylmae Abrahams, vice-president; Yvonne Counts, secretary; and Arnold Kaplan, treasurer. Mr. Clamur-ro acted as moderator. Seamen included: Bridget Ascolese, Joseph Carangelo, Ronald Cullis, Lorraine Gcisslcr, Henry Kaneps, Luciann Keezmerski, Marcia Kramer, Glen Kuber, John Mar-gotta, James O’Bosky, Leona Ostcrwcil, Marie Percies, Harvey Slansky and Anita Torrioni. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY81 YVONNE COUNTS A happy combination of sportsmanship, leadership and character were qualities possessed by our Deputy Mayor, Yvonne Counts. WM Jk i PETER POTOSKY Strong in mind and character was Peter. As Mayor of the school, he performed his duties with a never failing energy and patience. THE STUDENT COUNCIL Our Student Council, enabled everyone to have a voice in the affairs of the ship. The Council supervised many of the vessel’s activities including the annual barn dance, the variety show and the after school movie. During a special assembly they provided the Orson Welles production of Macbeth. The officers were: Peter Potosky, president; Yvonne Counts, vice-president; Patricia Delli Santc, secretary; and Lawrence Yannuzzi, treasurer. Mr. Chinoy and Mrs. Longley were the advisors.82 The log of the voyage was kept in a great volume, the Scope. All activities and business transactions were recorded here. In the picture, from left to right, are: Henry Kaneps, art editor; Patricia Delli Sante, feature editor; Richard Tortoricllo, editor-in-chief; Ronald Cullis and Marilyn Mamco, news editors; William Portington, art editor. Absent from the picture was Eleanor Coaklcy, a news editor. Mr. Rickcnbacher was the advisor. Mrs. Hopper gave advice concerning the illustrations and Mr. Kappstatter was the business advisor. SCOPE STAFF LIBRARY GUILD On our ship, wc were fortunate enough to have a well equipped library. Members of the Library Guild, under the direction of Miss Lchlback, were in charge of these two rooms on the fourth deck. The students performed their duties well during their stay aboard the "Arts High.” The Guild members came to our aid innumerable times when wc were "at sea” in the vast library. The officers of the group were: Marcia Kramer, president; Cathy Blank, vice-president; and Katina Pilavakis, secretary.The most selfless voyagers on our ship were the members of the Junior Red Cross. They collected Easter baskets for children in the nurseries and for patients in the Crippled Children’s Hospital and in the City Hospital. They also sent books and magazines to veterans’ hospitals and cards to the children who were victims of Cerebral Palsy. Miss Kruck was the moderator and the officers were: Marie Percies, president; Yvonne Counts, vice-president; and Pat Delli Same, secretary. Representatives from every homeroom participated in the activities of these voyagers. A group that moved quietly through the ship accomplishing many things, was the School Service Club. Their watchful eyes and warning voices maintained order in the passageways. In addition, they also assisted the principal, vice-principal, and the office staff when called upon. Mr. Misurcll directed their activities. In the back row are: Thomas Kropilak, Marvin Mo-schel, Philip Sadio, Yvonne Counts, Elizabeth Knakicwicz, I.uciann Keezmerski, Virginia Gulick, Duane MeGuiness, and Lois McDonald. In the front row are Carol Leach and Mary Folarno.84 The passageways of our boat were decorated by a group called the Art Service Club. The club made posters for all the events on board, and aided the ship in innumerable artistic ways. The pilot of this group was Mrs.Hopper. The officers were: Grace Werner, president; Meredith Luhrs, vice-president; Katina Pilavakis, secretary; and Rox-olana Pawlayshyn, treasurer. Senior members included: Henry Crump, Joseph Guarino, Henry Kaneps, Steve Kaufman, Marcia Kramer, and Shirley Shulman. A recreational activity popular aboard our ship was the Craft Club. This group created many unique and interesting craft items from wire, sheet metal and leather for the enjoyment of members and other passengers. Mr. Landsman gave his able advice to the voyagers who were: Dcidrc Asclford, Donald Crews, Kathleen Delaney, Esther Elias, Robert Giilard, Phyllis Hughes, Richard Karp, Arthur Knob-lock, Henrietta Koch, Carole Lambert, Charles Mayes, Leona Ostcrweil, Joe Petoia, Joe Seals, and Jacqueline Weiner. ART SERVICE CLUB85 On the ship, a popular club which offered its members a way to enlarge their talents in creative work was the Pottery Club. Under the skilled direction of Miss I lowc, the students made their own ceramic pieces from original molds. Many of these beautiful objects were sold at the Christmas Fair. David Morris was the president of this group; Leona Ostcrwcil was the vice-president, and Esther Elias was the secretary-treasurer. POTTERY CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB This club appealed to many passengers. Under the guidance of Mr. Lowry, photography grew to be a fascinating study. The members of this group kept pictorial records of our passengers and our voyage. They chose for their leaders: Winne Kurak, president; Leon Davis, vice-president; Diane Competelli, secretary; and Robert Kennedy, treasurer. Many of the members arc planning to continue in this field after leaving the ship.86 DRAMA CLUB Under the direction of Mrs. Cozzens, the Drama Club presented many worthwhile productions. This term’s officers were: Valerie Horne, president; Irene Stcckcw, vice-president; Cathy Blank, secretary; Patricia Dclli Santc, chairman of programs. Last term’s officers were: Barbara O’Brien, Katina Pila-vakis, Phyllis Guiliano and Marcia Kramer. In the picture are: (Back Row) Nancy Andrews, Shirley Shulman, Lois Thomas, Lucille Watts, Cathy Blank, Joel Kudler, Mrs. Cozzens. (Front Row) Marcia Kramer, Irene Stcckcw, Katina Pilavakis, Lorraine George, Fred Ruggiero, Barbara O’Brien. Among the many activities of the Science Club were the preparation of interesting exhibitions, the building of an animal collection, and the taking of trips to New York. Advised by Mr. Misurcll, the group performed many unusual feats for both their enjoyment and education. The club included: Donald Travisano, president, Deirdre Asclford, Pat Delli Sante, Madge Frciwald, Josephine Gurnari, John Hucthcr, Rosemarie Lou-rciro. Bill Lovallo, Barbara McCorkcndalc. Renee Feuer-horn. Grace Stcinmann, Bette Stout, Sally Strychncwicz, Joan Sulvcr, Ray Talazzo, Gerry Weiner, and Dean Work. SCIENCE CLUB87 SPANISH CLUB An opportunity for students to supplement their knowledge of the folkways of Spanishspeaking countries was offered by the Spanish Club. Trips to New York City’s Spanish restaurants and amusements were made annually. This group, under the direction of Miss David, entertained themselves and their fellow passengers with the songs and dances of our southern neighbors. Each year, at Christmas time, they presented a Posada. Ronald Cullis was president; Louise Augsdorfer, vice-president; and Mary Folarno, secretary-treasurer. BAND Under the direction of Mr. D’Amico, the musicians were: Mary Ann Chutsanis, Louis Di Bella, Shirley Dietz, Carmella Echo, Mike Ester, Mike Faiella, Nick Forte, Richard Giles, Marvin Goldman, Phyllis Guiliano, Walter Gulerl, Ira Halpcrin, Virginia Holmes, Sabina Ianuzzi, Michael Iovino, Thomas Jones, Patsy Landolphi, Louis Leone, John Margotta, Diane Margulics, Thomas Matthews, Ivy Myers, Peter Poto-sky, Anthony Prockclo, Edna Reid, Hazel Reid, Don Ross, Arthur Schroeck, Mary Ann Scalcrcio, Patsy Senatore, I low-ard Shipley, Harold Taylor, Louis Tobic, Dolores Val, Frances Winskus, Doris Wooton, Annette Yannacone, Larry Yan-nuz .i, Gerry Zabinsky, and Ralph Zcitlin.88 The passageways of our ship were filled with melodic music from the Mixed Chorus. The chorus under the direction of Mr. Marchesc, and recently of Mr. Pickett, has proudly represented Arts High at other ports. For the ship’s annual spring concert the chorus sang the following selections. '‘Alleluia”—Randall Thompson, "Echo Song”— di Lasse, "Annie Laurie”— Mansfield, "Madame Jeanette” —Murray, and "Exultate Deo" —Mabel Daniels. This magnificent performance was repeated for the Commencement exercises. Surely, life aboard the "Arts High” would never have been so interesting without the ship’s orchestra. This group furnished the beautiful music that helped make our opera such a success. Although very young, the "Arts High’s” Orchestra has already received widespread recognition for its achievements. Led by the able Mr. Pesile, they have given to passengers in the ship’s assembly and to other people in various ports, excellent demonstrations of their ability. They are far too numerous to name separately in this space, but the entire ship will always remember the orchestra.89 MIXED CHORUS (Con’t.) ARTS HIGH ORCHESTRA (Con’t.) In September of 1952, violinists Theresa Augsdorfer and Arlene Moldofsky were the only two representatives of the string section carried over from the previous year. Two freshmen, Richard Karl and Robert Judd, joined the group, giving us a nucleus of four violinists. Since it was necessary to have a complete string section, two string classes were organized. They were composed of six violins, two violas, three cellos, and four basses, bringing the total up to twenty students and representing a complete string section. This group, along with woodwinds, brass and percussion, made up an orchestra which gave its first performance at the January graduation exercises, with great success.90 Ably providing good music at the ship’s balls, and during the intermissions at the various dramatic performances were the Green Jackets. They were a well-liked, talented group aboard the ship. Advised by Mr. D’Amico, the group included: Mike Ester, Mike Faiella, Nick Forte, Marvin Goldman. Ira Halperin, Tom Jones, Pat Landolfi, John Mar-gotta, Don Moore, Arthur Schroeck, Pat Senatore, Larry Yannuzzi, and Gerry Zabrinsky. GREEN JACKETS CAPTAINBALL TEAM A popular sport well-known to our female voyagers was Cap-tainball. The Senior A girls by winning the school tournament proved that they really knew how to play the game. This was the third term they had won the championship. The team members, captained by Lorraine Gcisslcr, included: Theresa Augsdorfer, Mary Davenport, Dolores Domcnick, Grace Dorf-man, Muriel Flanagan, Evelyn Johnson, Luciann Kec .merski, Marcia Kramer, Bertha Patterson and Marie Percies.91 Despite some veteran crew members-from last year, the ship Basketball, piloted by Captain Richard Freeland, was only able to make port with winning sails flying seven out of sixteen trips. The sloop’s co-captain was Joe Domeraski and the crew included: Joe Guarino, Herbert Marshall, Kenneth Moore, Julius Nicolai, Philip Sadio and Donald West. To bolster the morale of our athletes, we had a group of girls known as the Cheering Squad. In their lovely green and white uniforms they shouted the praises of our team and led the ship in its cheering. The cocaptains of this group were: YvonneCounts and Carol Leach, assisted by Gloria Shaw, Joan Lasky, Doris Picchna, Barbara Sherman, Adelaide Hall, Irene Rogowski, and Mary Folarno. Nancy McColl, Leona Zerinsky, and Euna Ellington do not appear in the picture. BASKETBALL TEAM92 A few boys, eager to increase their athletic prowess while aboard the ship, joined the Gym Team. This team, under the direction of Mr. Criswell, practiced on the gym apparatus. Once a year the entire boat was thrilled by a demonstration of their skills. The team members were: Captain Thomas Kropilak, William Nagengast, William Carpenter, Richard Burke,Richard Karp, Richard Gega, Anthony Basilc, Ncutic Fudge, Donald Laws, Howard Shipley, Alan Zinn, Charles Mayes, Chris Tri-andafilou, Ronald Rauto, Everett Winrow, and Thomas McGuire. Perhaps it is natural for the voyagers of a ship to be good swimmers. Several boys on the "Arts High” excelled to the degree of being crowned "City Champions.” The Swimming Team quickly won our confidence and admiration. The boys, under Mr. Criswell, learned their lessons well. Richard Boland, Ronald DeVita, Robert Gillard, William Gillard, Ronald Hutchins, Thomas Kropolack, Robert Lovvorn, James O’Bosky, Dennis Szcjman, Ralph Torlucci, Everett Winrow and Peter Woj-tack were captained by John McCracken. SWIMMING TEAM GYM TEAM93 TRACK TEAM Our Track Team demonstrated ability and speed in every meet. Coached by Mr. Criswell, the team shows great promise for future contests. Members are: Ray Abrams, Richard Boland, Richard Burke, Joe Carangelo, Bill Carpenter, Alan Crenshaw, Nathaniel Fields, Bob Gillard, Tom Kropilak, Ronald La Duca, James Ligon, Herman Love, Herbert Marshall, Stephen May, Charles Mayes, William Nagen-gast, Frank Nigro, Frank Polito, Otha Reese, Lawrence Roberts, Malachi Rountree, Ray Saxe, Robert Thompson, Ralph Tor-lucci, Richard Tortoriello, Donald West, Frank Williams, Kenneth Wood, Alan Zinn. No matter where American boys voyage, baseball will be played. Although this year’s team was hampered by the graduation of several of the key players, the coach, Mr. Morris, looked forward to a season as successful as the last. Julius Nicolai was the captain, and Richard I.apslcy, the manager. The team included: Donald Wilson, Joseph Domeraski, Thomas Carr, Ronald Hutchins, Everett Winrow, Robert Cisco, Richard Larson, Carter Bennett, Calvin Martin and Raymond Gicsser.cnneth Moore waits for an opening as he attempts to pass the hall. liig Chief Waho Little Papoose Arts High is on the loose Phillip Sailio dribbles the ball. Every one is on edge as Don West tries for a basket. Marshall dashes down the court to protect t je basket. foe Dorneraski prepares for a set shot. Store keepers and John IInether with time keeper Henry Crump prepare for action. Richard Freeland springs in the air as he makes a six) for the winning point.Herb Marshall practices a jump shot. ACTIVITIES Don West puts the ball in play the easy u ay.Arts High gets off to a fast start as Tommy Kropilak takes the lead. The team agrees that the water's wet I 'debari Burke per-:orms on the fyori-zontal bar. mrad Heslin does handstand on he parallel bars. Mr. Criswell gives the team last minute instructions before the big meet. Arts High’s Swimming Team, after closing a victorious season with an 8-2 record, added the finishing touches by winning the City Swimming Meet. The Championship, the first in the history of the school, was a tribute to the fine coaching of Mr. Criswell who had been grooming this team for the past two seasons. The team won the city meet by nosing out its closest competition by half a point. The only individual first place taken in the meet was scored by Ronald Hutchins in the 100-yard free style. We are very proud of this team which has brought fame to Arts High. Conrad leslin touches the ceiling with his toes. Tom Kropilak practices on the parallel bars.Tom Kropilak tries for a three point landing. Bette Stout, Gloria Com pc tell Adelaide Hall, Terri Frieman, Yvette Coppeck and Mary Davenport work for that point in Captainball. Alice Pylypyshyn, Gloria Com-petelli, Sadie Corolla, Dolores Dome nick, Collie Hill and Carylmae Abrahams await the outcome of the jump. These players with outstretched hands are ready to receive the ball. A gym team member straddles the horse. Everyone waits the descent of the ball. The team and spectators have their eyes glued to the action. Gloria Compctelli really jumps for the ball.Fireman Peter Murphy supervised by Mr. Frank Clcnnon, head custodian. Mrs. Frances Kelly one of our matrons inspecting the front corridor. FIRST CLASS SEAMEN Mrs. Katherine O'Brien, waiting for elevator students.ADVERTISEMENTS.oru ra tu ta tiond TO THE 1953 GRADUATING CLASS OF ARTS HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK, NEW JERSEY LORSTAN STUDIOS100 JOHNSON'S ESSO STATION SOUTH PACIFIC STS. NEWARK, N. J. M.tchell 2-9652 BEST WISHES FROM ALL-STATE OFFICE SUPPLY CO. Batteries - Tires - Accessories SPRINGFIELD AVE.. NEAR HIGH ST. 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