Elders Ridge High School - Hi Lites Yearbook (Elders Ridge, PA)
- Class of 1950
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MISS GLORIA CIOCCA
The School Nurse
MISS THELMA WETZEL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
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May 12 Taurus
Taureans are very ractical
and down-to-earth. 'lphey are
thorough and steadfast in their
undertakings and follow
through regardless of obsta-
cles. Once they make up their
minds it is useless to try to
April 23 Taurus
Taureans are very affable
and kind, and so they are ex-
cellent company and much in
demand socially. They are
quiet and well-mannered and
give an impression of being
very mild, but once aroused
and thwarted they can become
October 20 Libra
Librarians possess natural
diplomacy because of their
tact and affability. They are
refined in looks and manners
and dislike anything coarse
and low and despise to per-
form menial tasks.
WILLIAM BE NDIS
March 20 Pisces
Pisceans have many friends
because they are suave and
unassuming in manner. Their
deference to the opinion of
others is most att.ractive.They
absorb the emotions of people
to such an extent that it is
sometimes difficult for them
to distinguish between their
own feelings and those of
December 18 Sagittarius
Those born under the si
of Sagittarius are naturalTy
restless and loath to settle
down. However, once they find
their one-and-only, their home
life is pervaded bry good
humor, generosity, an hospi-
February I1 Aquarius
You are a natural idealist
and optimistically inclined,
while your reaction to impres-
sions is likely to be quite
well balanced and positive.
You have a tendency to scat-
ter your interests over too
wide an area, which sometimes
makes it difficult for you to
profit on a good idea.
November 16 Scorpio
Scorpio people have wonder-
fully acute minds which react
steadily to impressions from
without. They are most intui-
tive and much aware of the
emotions of others.
DONALD BLYSTON E
October 9 Libra
Since Libra is an air or
thought sign, Librans have
very good minds. They have a
faculty of balanced judgment
and a great appreciation of the
harmonious and beautiful.
Their intuition enables them
to judge with accuracy and in
DONALD BANANTO RICHARD BARCLAY JOAN BIEDA
MARGARET BETKO EUGENE BLAKELY DONALD BLYSTONE
RUTH BLYs'roNE 'rHr:r.MA Bonrz JEROME B020 JEANNE Bnosxo
METRO BURTYK ELLEN JANE COLEMAN JANICE COLEMAN THOMAS COLEMAN
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August 10 Leo August 20 Leo February 18 Aquarius
Leo is always represented
by the lion, the king of the
beasts, which is symbolic of
the regal bearing and kindly
manner of a Leonian person.
They are rulers and their will
power is tremendous. A person
orn, under this sign wi l win
his wa to the top and is not
easily blocked by obstacles.
November 28 Sagittarius
One type of Sagittarius is of
a sporty nature and is inter-
ested in a good time. They
love freedom of action and
freedom of thought, fighting
for those ideals when neces-
sary, although they are not of
an antagonistic nature.
Leo people are very fond of
sports, pleasure and the the-
atre. They have a wonderful
sense of humor and are able
to laugh at themselves even
though they may resent such
laughter from others. Gener-
ous, warmhearted, and vital
are words that describe them
October 11 Libra
You like new ideas, new
settin new faces and tend
to be easily bored. You will
work very hard for any loved
one, or for a conviction where
justice is concerned.
Harmony is necessary in
your daily life. Since you are
an Aquarian, you are notably
tolerant, discreet, and some-
what independent in your
views and attitudes.
ELLEN JANE COLEMAN
July 9 Cancer
Cancer people at their best
are most kindly and sympa-
thetic with a sense of loyalty
and love of home that is most
admirable. They are often
patriotic, and their sensitive
natures make them aware of
A ugust I2 Leo
Persons bom under Leo will
have tremendous will power
and a bility to concentrate.
They will not be denied the
position of leaders among
men. Because they love man-
kind, their emotions often
March 26 Aries
Nothing stands in your way
when you set out to accom-
plish a goal. You will, how-
ever, often drop one plan in
favor of another. Those who
come in contact with you are
often infected by your zest.
November 23 Sagittarius
You are pro essive, indi-
vidualistic, ang at the same
time, idealistic. Your mind is
endowed with something of a
mystical or prophetic quality
which sometimes impresses
others as over-imaginative.
September 28 Libra
Since Libra is an air or
thought sign, Librans have
very good minds. They have a
faculty of balanced judgment
and a great appreciation of
the harmonious and beautiful.
January 1 Capricorn
You are most practical and
possess a calculating shrewd-
ness which brings practical
results. Thrift and cautious,
dignified ant? prudent, are
your chief characteristics.
October 5 Libra
.lust as the scales hold a
perfect equilibrium with equal
amounts of weight, so is the
Libra nature reasonable and
just, when properly balanced,
and even as scales are
wei hted down with a heavier
loaci is lightened by the with-
drawal of a heavy amount, in
like manner do your spirits
rise and fall.
A ugust 23 Leo
Leo people have very fixed
opinions, so once their minds
are made up it is useless to
tr to sway them by argument.
They have great personal
magnetism, thereby attracting
people to them.
March 28 Aries
Aries people are the adven-
turers and explorers, the
seekers of new and untried
methods. They are distinctly
"go-gettersu and have the
courage of their convictions.
There is nothing slow in their
JOHN DICKEY BURNELL DITCH
JAMES DUNHIRE LESTER DURAND
January 28 Aquarius
Aquarians are usually inter-
ested in advanced thought and
progressive ideas. You have
no use for the out-moded and
conventional, but are strictly
up-to-date. Your manner is
quiet and unassuming, but you
can he very abrupt at times.
October 27 Scorpio
Ideas take a strong hold on
your imagination, thus
causing you to have an inter-
est in the mysterious. You are
an indefatigable worker and
may develop splendid con-
structive and executive abil-
July 14 Cancer
Cancerians usually have ex-
cellent memories and react
strongly to impressionsg con-
sequently, you seem to absorb
knowledge without any partic-
ular effort. Your moral stand-
ards are good and there is
nothing impure or malicious
October 24 Scorpio
The Scorpio mentality is
sharp, cool, and collected,
and can maintain poise and
bravery under any circum-
stance. Their energy is tre-
mendous and they love the
battle of life. Often they sac-
rifice countless time and en-
ergy for the good of others.
January 31 Aquarius
You are remarkably persis-
tent in your undertakings.
Your affectionate and loyal
nature requires a harmonious
March 5 Pisces
A Piscean sense of loyalty
and patriotism and an instinc-
tive imderstanding of sorrow
brings them many friends, es-
pecially as they have a keen
sense of justice and fair play.
September 1 Virgo
Virgos are the most calm,
cool, and collected people of
all. Your manner is so detach-
ed, at times, as to give the
impression of complete indif-
ference. You can be excellent
company because of your wit
VICTOR FELLO RICHARD FLACK
LYNETTE GIFFEN ROBERT GLIHA
August 26 Virgo
People under your sign are
the most discriminating of all.
You are not carried away by
passion and ambition and are
skeptical of anything which
cannot be proved scientif-
August 25 Virgo
Virgos, being of an inquisi-
tive mind, are looking gener-
ally for ways and means to
better themselves socially
and economically. Not only
are they fond of study, but
they are extremely dexterous
September 19 'Virgo
You are a very industrious
person when there is some-
thing to be gained, but in re-
ality, you would prefer some-
one else to do your work. An
occupation connected with
the earth appeals to you,
such as farming and dealing
in foods and produce.
December 13 Sagittarius
A Sagittarian requires free-
dom of action and thought and
a job that brings them in con-
tact with many individuals.
These people often become
noted athletes and are often
very gifted writers.
February 17 Aquarius
Aquarians will work to make
their dreams come true and
have a genuine desire to cre-
ate happiness for others and
themselves. These people all
have a quiet and unassuming
characterg they are alway s
held in esteem by others.
October 12 Libra
These people born under
the sign of Libra have a pe-
c uliar persuasive influence
with peo le. They will work
very hardpfor a loved one and
an honest cause.
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ALICE HARVEY RICHARD HARVOT GARET HENDERSI
HELEN HUGHES ELEANOR KAUFFMAN RICHARD KAuFFMAh
January 2 Capricorn
Capricornians usuall dis-
play an ability to undertake
executive duties. ln their
thirst for knowledge which is
almost insatiable, they leave
no stone unturned.
October 10 Libra
A Libran is endowed with a
natural beauty and an acute
sense of judgment. Their also
spend much time and ef ort on
an idea which often turns out
to be very practical.
June 5 Gemini
Everyone is glad to wel-
come a Gemini person, since
they have a pleasing and tact-
ful manner. They are always
agreeable to do anything that
will contribute to harmony.
They are often easily bored,
but manage to hide it.
BLANC HE KIER
April 21 Taurus
A Taurean's company is
often in demand because of
her affabilit and kindness.
They give the impression of
being very mild, but it is use-
less to try to sway them in an
BETTY JUNE LOHENZI
June 18 Gemini
Geminians can easily ad-
just themselves to almost any
environment or situation and
are the most reasonable of
people. They can always see
the other side of the question.
Quite incapable of slow, sus-
tained effort, they must ac-
complish everything immedi-
ROBERT KNOPIC LELAND KUNKLE BETTY JUNE LORENZI
DORIS Mc ILWAIN GEORGE ue LAUGHLIN ROBERT MADAY
ROBERT KNOPIC LELAND KUNKLE
October 15 Libra May I4 Taurus
Librans are usually neat,
good looking and well-
ressed. An air of grace and
refinement accompanies them
wherever they go. This qual-
ity is given to them by Venus.
May 2 7 Gemini
All Ceminians should train
their minds well because they
possess great mental capac-
ities, retentive memories and
encyclopedic brains. They are
inquisitive and are interested
in all subjects.
GE ORCE McLAUGHLIN
January 1 8 Capricorn
Capricornians are thrifty
and cautious in the handling
of money. They are reliable,
trusty friends and implacable
enemies. They never give up.
Those born under this sign
are noted for living to an ad-
A Taurean is known for his
tenacity. He never admits de-
feat or wavers from concen-
tratin on his desires. His in-
flexihie persistence serves
him well in times of distress.
July 9 Cancer
Cancerians love change of
any kind, but they will stick
to an work until it is finish-
ed. 'lyhey are collectors of
antiques and such, and will
often have many objects
around them, all of which will
be in good taste. They are
ver resourceful and have ex-
cellent financial ability.
July 4 Cancer
Since the moon rules Can-
cerians, they are apt to be
unsteady and changeable in
their moods. But they have
the ability to ponder and con-
sider, giving them a placid
contentment restful to them-
selves and to others.
November 10 Scorpio
Scorpio people have won-
derful energ and staying
power, couple! with a strong
desire for sacrifice of them-
selves for the good of others
or the cause they have es-
VAL JEAN MATSON
September 22 Virgo
Virgos have a certain aloof-
ness and purity of mind. They
are often perfectionists and
therefore very critical of that
which others do.
January I2 Capricorn
Those born under Capricorn
have minds which pre-
dominate so completely over
their emotions that it is some-
times difficult for them to dis-
play affection. Capricornians
often do not make friends
easily, but when they do be-
stow their affections they are
November 25 Sagittarius
A Sagittarian is not happy
unless occupied hy some
mental or hysical activity.
He usually has several impor-
tant engagements at once, but
can keep pace with the situ-
A ugust 21 Leo
Leonians are so magnan-
imous that they are often over-
generous. They are not ruled
so much by judgment as by
emotions, and have been
known to sacrifice everything
in the cause of justice. Their
lives are lived with dignity
October 23 Libra
A Libran spends much time
and thought upon a project in
an effort to ac uire know-
ledge. They are atlso blessed
with an appreciation of all
that is beautiful.
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April I 5 Aries
Excitement is necessary to
an Arien as breath in the nos-
trils. They crave constant
change, either of environment,
ideas, or of peo le, and can
easily become Eored. Their
minds are keen and always
producing new ideas.
August 14 Leo
Leo people have a wonder-
ful sense of humor and are not
resentful when someone
laughs at them. Instead, they
join in the laughter, thus
showing their wann-hearted-
ness and generosity.
May 8 Taurus
Taureans are people who
can be trusted for steadfast
friendship, reliability, and
lo alty. They also have an
inherent sense of justice.
October 3 Libra
Librans have considerable
social charm. Most of them
are quite ambitious financial-
ly and love pleasures, such
as social gatherings and the-
atrical entertainment. There
is a tendency on their part to
be rather careless in regard
to money and they love to
build air castles.
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July 2 7 Leo
Leo people make fine
actors, orators, executers,
and athletes. They also shine
in the entertainment world
and can handle ublicity well.
A Leo must allways be the
ruler or one in authority.
December 28 Capricorn
Capricornians often marry
late in life, sometimes not at
all. Their respect for money,
position, and power is tre-
mendous. When young, they
are usually quite bashful and
timid in front of strangers.
March 27 Aries
Without the pioneering spir-
it of the Aries, this world
would still be in the dark
ages and life would be list-
less and humdrum. They take
the initiative and are fearless
in undertakings with courage
lmder all circumstances.
ME LVIN RIFFER
July 4 Cancer
A Cancer erson avoids
fighting and firiction, but
never runs away from danger.
They are subject to moods
and worry easily, because
they take obligations serious-
OLCA PROKOPC HUK
March 30 Aries
The minds of Ariens are
keen, while their vision of
future benefits keeps them on
the alert. They have an idea
a minute and the ability to
carry them through. Faithful
and just, these people are ex-
November 28 Sagittarius
Sa ittarians love liberty and
freefom and will fight for
them, if necessary. Anything
hidden or secretive fills them
with dislike. In addition, they
are born optimists.
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ANNA JANE SHAULIS
A ugus t 20 Leo
Leonlan ople have strong
vltallty an rugged CODSIIUI
tlons lndustry appeals to
them as does flnance They
would probably succeed ID
any fleld where lsonallty
counts and are a ways best
before some klnd of an audi
J OAN N SADOSKY
May 3 1 Gemam
Gemlnlans are klnd and gen
erous to thelr f8mllleS and
frlends and make llfe llvely
for others Wllh then' ready
Wll They can always be ln
splred anew when somethlng
November 6 Scarplo
Whlle the Scorpomc person
Bllty IS one of declded charm,
hl ly emotlonal and affec
tlonate lt can overdo work or
pleasure SCQIPIOS love chll
dren and famlly llfe hence
the are often good lrovlders
WYVONNE RUPP DIANE RUPPEL JOANN SADOSKY
ROBERT SILVIS EMMA SIIYERS AUGUST STANGO
December 11 Sagzttarlus
Whlle the Saglttarlan tem-
perament IS lmpulslve the ln
telllgence IS often cold and
clear, whlch makes them ex
cellent teachers They crave
wlsdom and are constantly
ANNA JANE SHAULIS
June 1 5 Gemam
Cemlnlans are reasonable
people and can adjust them-
selves to any envlronment
They often apply thelr won
derful ablllty ID devlslng
plans and helping other
people They are lovers of
AUGUST ST ANCO
Apnl 19 Arles
Arles people are very llke
able They are breezy gay
and lnterestlng They can
lmpart thelr enthuslasm and
confldence to others there
fore the nmke strong and
A ugust 15 Leo
Leos are ln the maln, noble
and warm hearted They are
by nature domlneerlng and
C0lI1lTl8DdlDg and by vlrtue of
thls characterlstlc well sult
ed ln some posltlon where
they can take the lead
Apnl 1 7 Arles
Arles people are very able
at turnlng a dlsadvantage IDIO
an asset There IS no such
thing as a handlcap to an
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DOROTHY STRONG PAUL TAYLOR
December 31 Capricorn February 18 Aquarius
A thirst for knowledge char-
acterizes the Capricornian.
They leave no stone unturned
in their search for wisdom.
Their executive abilities are
pronounced because of their
unusual qualities of fore-
thought and concentration.
March 9 Pisces
Imagination and intuitive
forces pla a large part in the
lives of Eiscean rsons.
They are endowed withea won-
derful sympathy and under-
standing and are lovers of
beauty and perfection above
all else. They have great pa-
tience and know when to act.
Aquarians are definitely
kind and gentle, often viva-
cious to the point of ex-
citability. Aquarius is an in-
tellectual signg therefore,
those born under this sign
have a good mentality, noted
for depth and persistence. ln
fact, many of them approach
the quality of genius.
August 5 Leo
Those born under the sign
of Leo are lavish with gifts
and affection, and always
keep the home fires burning.
The are endowed with very
good' memories and mental
HELEN WASYLYSHYN I
September 14 Virgo
An interest for detail and
their ability to analyze any
situation, often leads a Virgo
into some discovery of impor-
tance. They are fastidious to
a degree in their tastes and
dress, and they are very crit-
ical of uncleanliness.
ANNA MAE THOMAS
April 28 Taurus
People born under the si
of Taurus present a wonderfgfl
example of what determina-
tion and will power can ac-
complish. They have a gener-
ous and rich nature, attrac-
tive to everyone.
August 10 Leo
Leos have overwhelming
personalities and, at times,
are vital, agressive, and
forceful. They have fiery tem-
pers but are magnanimous and
quick to forget. These people
are not backward in showing
May 16 Taurus
Taureans have a rich and
generous nature which gives
to them a great personal at-
traction. These people, once
they have fixed their goal,
never let obstacles interfere
February 25 Pisces
Pisceans are best suited to
occupations requiring intui-
tion, discretion, attention to
detail, and opportunities for
change. They have an instinc-
tive understanding of human
problems. When they apply
this understanding to practi-
cal affairs the results are of-
A ugust 22 Leo
Leonian people have great
magnetism, probably due to
their warm-hearted and gen-
uine kindl emotions. In spite
of their ailmost aloof dignit ,
Leonians love the limelight
and have a wonderful sense of
November 30 Sagittarius
Affairs have to be in a de-
lorable condition when a
gagittarian Cannot see a ray
of light somewhere. With his
restless, idealistic nature,
the world is his country. He
loves to expound his theories.
SARAH E. WRAY
May 29 Gemini
Those horn under this sign
love brightness and gaiety as
well as the luxuries of life.
People are often astounded
by the extent of their know-
ledge. Ceminians possess a
natural inquisitiveness and
take an interest in subjects
of all kinds.
JAMES WHITE DARRELL WOODROW EDITORS' NOTE: As you have probably guessed, these brief
sketches are purely imaginary, and any resemblance to real
fact is a coincidence. So, please, dear classmates, don't be of
EDWARD WRAY SARA WRAY fended.
With a large crystal ball on the table, the room darkens, and complete silence follows.
Let us astrologically follow the class of '50 through the past four years. As timid freshmen enter-
ing Elders Ridge, there were students born under every sign of the Zodiac, possessing many
Those born under Aries, the first sign, were our pleasant companions-those who preferred
constructiveness. Taurus, the bull, contributed those affable, kind students - those providers of
company fin a study halll. Most of our artistic ability came from those under Gemini, the twins,
however, they were also those carefree, "life of the party" friends whom we enjoyed so much.
Cancer, the crab, gave us those who "turned on the charm," but the stars predict they shall be
the peaceable, home-loving citizens. Leonians always came roaring into a meeting, picked up the
gavel, and reall took charge. Being moderately athletic, those born under Leo, shone in the en-
tertainment field. Virgo, the intellectual sign, contributed many of the fine minds in our class.
They were the fastidious ones. Ah, yes! Libra, the sign of love, had considerable influence on
our class. The stars say that our Scorpios delight in competition, and from the Ridge's Solar
System came much proof of it. Sagittarius, the archer, pierced
the hearts of our athletes, for those born under this sign, ex-
celled in most athletic activities. Om' leaders, under Capri-
corn, the goat, can gravitate to executive positions. Their
powers of concentration should make them splendid teachers,
accountants, musicians. Aquarius brought to us scientific
ability. Those under this sign can be excellent mechanics
and electricians. Lastly, there were the Pisceans, who gave
us the sharp with which often brought laughter to our hearts.
The veil is placed over the crystal ball and the lights
turned up. Suddenly we realize we are all men and women,
prepared to take our places, great or small, in a world that
we must help to make. Thanks, Elders Ridge, for no small
part, in preparing us to be better citizens.
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CINDERMEN PRETLOR BLYSTONE
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First Row-' J. Chelednik, C
Sosnick, 0. Gais, M. Yaksetich,
M. Dunmire, D. Fasenmyer, C
Bieda, M. Tomei, M. Kinter, V
Stano. Second Row: R. McKee
ver, E. Gaydos, J. Styfurak, V
Henkel, V. Chiabai, L. Stiffler
R. Speranza, D. Sosnick, H
Stiles, E. Shannon, R. Fisher
Third Row! D. Ciocca, J. Col
lins, C. Kaito, N. Gray, R.Man
cabelli, E. Morgan, R. Vyka
I. Valuchuck, D. Calhoun, C
Zuchelli, M. Ruddock, Mr. Shir
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First Row: A. Dickey, L. Mar-
shall, E. Pontoli, C. Versino,
P. Wilson, L. Roberts. Second
Row: T. Shoemaker, M. Tress-
ler, J. Klingensmith, J. Redes-
caldi, T. Townsend, J. Montali,
M. Seich, R. Watterson, Mrs.
Harris. Third Row! B. Kell ,
R. Tamski, C. Crawford,
Watterson, E. Boyer, E. Rabi-
ckow, M. Anderson.
First Row: H. Geiger, J. Aber,
J. Fedor, O. Boyko, M. Stano,
B. Valyo, J. Stercho, H. Olexa,
B. Sesock, A. Abramovich, B.
Fedor, J. Antoniak, H.Coleman.
Second Row: B. Checki, H.
Bananto, G. Crosby, A. Bly-
stone, S. Deemer, F. Mouser,
D. Clawson, D. Bier, P. Byrne,
H. Frick. Third Row! Mr. Sut-
ton, R. Kanick, H. Pisch, W.
Demetro, R. Foy, L. Calvetti,
D. Ferguson, R. Yatzkanic, J.
Wass,H. Bertino, G. Crownover ,
OFFICERS: Olga Boyko, Secretary, Margie Stano, Treasurerg Dorothy Clawson, Vice-
Presidentg ,Iean Wass, President: and Mr. Phillips, Adviser.
CLASS OF 1951
After two years of what seemed to be a hectic farandole, one oup of
students has earned for itself the title, "the Junior Class." With amuse?-smiles
the juniors can now look back over the ludicrous mistakes that accompanied their
climb to their present status. Gften they seemed to be like a frightened debutante
who sits before those who are older and more experienced and who inspect her
with an often disapproving eye.
However, at last they can forget the errors of the past and look forward
with expectancy to a future filled with activities, ambitions, and aims, and final-
ly to the attainment of thc climax to a worthwhile high school career.
OFFICERS: Betty Lou Kerr, Vice President: Lorraine Gliha, Treasurer, Betty Constan-
tine, Secretaryg Darleen Dudash, President, Mr. Ralston, Adviser.
THE CLASS OF 1952
The word "so homoren is a derivative of two Creek words, "so hos"
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meaning wise, and moros meaning a fool, or foolish. Apparently paradoxical,
this term has long been applied to second-year students.
Sophomores are "wise" because the have already been initiated into the
mysteries of high school life, have come to fleel at ease browsing about its halls,
attending its classes, and sharing institutional life with other students. They are
"foolish" because they feel that this brief acquaintance has given them a cer-
tain superiority over those in under classes which is often not warranted.
Our sophomore class is fortunately one of many varied personalities.
Like all large groups we have the "scatterbrain," the intellectual, the athlete,
the musician, the "worry bird," and the "show-off" to balance the majority who
are average "everyday" people.
Sophomores have had a variety of classes, English, history, mathemat-
ics, science, shop, and vocational training, but just as important we have had
the wonderful companionship of our classmates, as well as the stimulating influ-
ence of both the teaching staff and the upper and lower classes.
First Row! M. Beitel, D. Seich,
T. Shumay, C. Malec, C. Parson,
R. Pomposini, R. Plahs, J. Men-
dalflff. J. Maruca, R. Skovenski,
P. Carry, L. Cicero. Second Row:
B. Jack, B. Rostis, O. Halutick,
A. Rusiecky, C. Battistelli, B.
Constantine, F. Ashbaugh, L.
Cliha, J. Lynn. Third Row: R.
Sebastian, I. Gordish, R. Shearer,
G. Dudash, H. Woodrow, H. Ben-
dis, J. Yuha, D. Dudash, W. No-
vitski, M. Chiplock, P. Thomp-
son, Mr. Brannon.
First Row: P. Boyko, G. Enciso,
F. Fello, B. Turnbull, J. Stercho,
C. Weber, K. Gunter, Q. Dotts,
B. Chakan, Fl. Madey. Second
Row: Mr. Weister, L. Turnbull,
V. Senick, M. Seich, B. Stewart,
A. Mako, Nl. Shaulis, M. Smyers,
P. Work, E. Nagg, R. Chelednik.
Third Row: T. Kenesky, M. Car-
ney, S. Horonzy, J. Renwick,
M. Hiner, V. Dunmire, A. Brown,
Nl. Oswalt, B. Frye, E. Ziegmond ,
First Row: W. Miller, B. Foster,
W. Blystone, R. Altman, J. Nlcll-
wain, J. California, J. Fulton, E.
Hartman. Second Row! B. Shank,
M. Blystone, J. Bortz, B. Kerr,
J. Clever, L. George, D. Clever
B. Clawson, E. Hartman, L.
Steele, C. Uilick, D. Hamer
Third ROw.' T. Lambing, D. iig-
ley, li.Ceppert, U. Cvess, W. Mad-
ison, H. Fulton, Y. Kepple, B
Poloff, V. Geer, E. Flickinger
B. Sinnamond, A. Shaffer, P
Kauffman, Mr. Ralston.
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SOPHOMORE GIRLS LEARN To
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CARETAKERS OF THE PROJECTOR
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publlcatlon staff Twenty flve students worked dllxgently to produce elght lssues
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The Student Council made up of one mem
ber from each home room is under the advisershlp
of Vlr Shaulls Among the accomplishments of
this group for the year 1949-50 was the appoint
ment of a floral committee to collect money to buy
flowers for any deceased member of either a stu-
dent of faculty famil . Donna Lee Thompson was
placed in charge o this activity. Office aids,
whose duty it was to "run errands" and greet
ests, were James Dunmire, Thomas Fello,
obert Fulton, and Norma Gray.
First Row! C. Lentz, D. Heed, W. Kelly
Second Row! B. Ditch, T. Fello, R. Ful-
ton, G. Dudash, D. Thompson. Third Row
Mr. Shaulis, adviser, J. Dunmire, N. Gray
H. Coleman, M. Betko.
President. ...... . ....... .... Burnell Ditch
Vice-President.... ..... .......Margaret Betko
Secretary .... ........... .......Cloria Dudash
Treasurer...... .... .. .........Carl Lentz
Adviser.... .....Mr. Shaulis
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Fzrst Row Dorothy Strong Paul Taylor
Lynette Clffen Second Row Mr Fuszek
Advxser Melvln Rlffer Donald Blystone
Fzrst Row Dorothy Strong Lynette Czffen Dor1s Mcllwaxn Wyvonne
Rup Mlss Falr advlser Second Row Mr Brannon advlser Paul Tay
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President ........... James White
Vice-Pres ....... James Dunmire
Secretary .......... .Fred Altmire
Treasurer ......... Henry Bertino
Reporter... ...... Lyman Roberts
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
With the motto, "Learning to do, doing to
learn, earning to live, living to serve, the
primary aim of the Future Farmers of America
is the development of agricultural leadership
cooperation with others, and citizenship.
Some of the specific purposes for which
this organization was formed are: to create a
love of country life, develop character and
foster patriotism, encourage and practice
thrift, and encoura e im ovement in scholar
h, s Pr
The Elders Ridge Chapter of the Future
Farmers of America had exhibits in manv of
the farm shows that occur throughout the year
Some of them were the Pittsburgh Bab Beef
Show the Harrisburg Farm Show the egxs
tered Berkshire Hog Sale at Indiana the 1950
Hog Show Roundup at Pittsburgh and the Indi
ana and Cambria County Fairs
They also sent judging teams to the Ches
ter West Virginia Field Show the Indiana
Cambria B1 County Judging Contest and
F F A Week at State College Last year at
the lnd1anaCambr1a B1-County Judging Con
test the team from Elders Ridge took first
place and was awarded a plaque
adviser, Mr. Weister.
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First Rowf R. Kauffman, H. Coleman, J. Dickey, P. Shupe, L. Umbau h, H. Watterson, L. Tressler T
Shoemaker, W. Kelly, L. Kunkle, D. Felgar, F. Ashbaugh, L. Roberts. Eecond Row: Mr. Weister D. Dar-
clay, J. Dickey, K. Lafferty, C. Crawford, J. Dunmire, B. McCormick, E. Boyer, T. Coleman, H. Bertino, M
Seich. ll- Geiger, P. Madison. Third Row! T. Townsend, D. Rumbau lr, E. Anderson, F. Altmire, J. White
R. Anderson, . Silvis, H. Speranza, A. Almes, J. Klingensmith, J. Esder, L. Sullivan, M. Ruddock.
FUTURE FARMERS CF AMERICA
First Row: J. Mcllwain, D. Egley, J. Fulton, B. Haas, .l. Knepshield, D. Reed, R. Miller, R. Ridenour.
Second Row: Mr. Weister, R. Altman, T. Edder, H. Beighley, S. Higgle, W. Blystone, T. Kier, T. Rumbaugh,
E. Dilick, D. McCreigh!. Third Row: J. Daugherty, R. Klingensmith, D. Chesnick, J. California, W. Mad-
ison, S. Bertino, J. California, A. Shellhammer, W. Miller.
G. Bo er, D.
Ter B. PoToii, Y. Whson, E.
Thomas, A. 1. Shauhs, L.
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First Row! P. Kaniiman, B. Shank, E. Hartman, I. Che ver, M. Tress ,
D. Ferguson, D. Benderson, D. Strong. Second Row: 1. Lynn, B. BXystone, A. M.
Giilen, M. Ondrizek, Ps. Pohtano, G. Ctownover, 1. Bedescakli, I. Coksman. Third Row! .
Kiev, L. MarshaH, I. MiHen, V. X. Matson, B. L. Ken, L. Foy, X. Bowz., S. CoTeman, B. Foy, B. Ta
M. Shanks, Miss Wean. '
st Rowi M. Thomas, B. Podohn, G. MiHen, C. Gates, X. Yerger. Second Row: B. Chwson, M. Kuhda,
Maschack. C. Rig,gXe, E. Smes, L. Bupaeh Third Row: L. VaBise E. Haag, M. Smes, B.
B. Thompson, M. Lessig, Miss ean.
TRI HI-Y The Tri-Hi-Y is an organization
under the sponsorship of the Young Men's
Christian Association, therefore, it is
essentially a religious fellowship. The
purpose of the Tri-Hi-Y is "to create,
maintain, and extend throughout the
school and community high standards of
Christian Character." The slogan is
"pure words, ure thoughts, and pure
action." The objective is "to seek, to
find, and to share." Many worthy tasks
were completed by this organization
throughout the year. On October 19, five
students participated in an assembly
OFFICERS program in connection with Pennsyl-
. vania Week. Moming devotions were held
'I-'Ynette Glffell in the gym and during the rogram many
-Norma GPHY interesting facts about gennsylvania
-lime LYQU were presented to the student body.
----------Mafgle Shaulls Timmie Wray led the group in singing.
Mrs. Plavko, Miss
Other activities of the year in-
cluded dances, skating parties, and hol-
iday programs in which the Hi-Y joined.
First Row: L. Giffen M. Shaulis, N. Cra . Second Row! P. Byrne, J. Prescott, M. Ondrizek, D. Clawson
J. Coleman, M. Tomei, M. Yaksetich, G. Dieda, 0. Gais, M. Dunmire, J. Rediscaldi, E-. Rabickow, J. Mon-
tali, E. Pontoli, V. Dunmire, M. Seich. Third Row: Adviser, Mrs. Plavko, R. Blystone, G. Crownover, D
Fer son, D. Mcllwain, P. Wilson, D. Seich, J. L nn, L. Stiffler, J. Bortz, A. Thomas, Y. Ke ple, P
Kauqllman, J. Brosko, A. Politano. Fourth Row: B. Sihank, T. Wra , D. Henderson, J. Coleman, A. E aulis
V. Matson, L. Marshall, J. Collins, B. Kerr, R. Foy, L. Foy, H. llladison, B. Kier, M. Oswalt.
First Row! M. Riffer, B. McCormick, P. Taylor, E. Wray, D. Bier, R. Baer, A. Brown, Mr. Shirley. Second
Row! R. Townse d D. Bl D ' '
n , ystone, . Calhoun, D. Woodrow, H. Coleman, H. Bertmo, C. McLaughlin.
One interestin activit of the Rid e lli
S ' Y S '
Y was the participation in a state-wide public
opinion po l. The last of ,lanuary found the
boys engaged in the study of Teen Talk IV, a
discussion of teen-age problems.
The Hi-Y, one of the recent organiza-
tions of the Ridge, is under the guidance of
Mr. Shirley. The club is a fast growing and
active group. On September 22, Mr. Shirley and
the officers -went to the lli-Y and Tri-Hi-Y
district banquet in Indiana. Mr. Robert Traugh,
district secretary of the Y. M. C.. A., gave an
interesting plan for club programs.
ln November, Robert Baer and llenry Ber-
tino were representatives to the Hi-Y's Older
Boys' Conference in Brentwood, Pittsburgh.
The conference was held to promote good fel-
lowship amon the various Hi Y clubs he
President ............. ............ N lelvin Hiffer
Vice-President ...... . .... Donald Blystone
Secretary ...... .... . ....... E dward Wray
Treasurer ........ ..... ll oger Townsend
Adviser ...... ....... N lr. Shirley
Officers for the year were:
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delegates took a sight seeing tour of the city
and saw the Pitt-Penn football game.
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Strong J Sadosky A Harvey O Prokopchuk A Mako T Wray J Noga P Wilson
V Chlabal Second Row Mrs Harris R Kauffman M Oswalt V Dunmlre V Matson
P Kauffman B Rostis B PlSCh V Semch D Gallo B Kerr A Shaffer L Foy
H Madison B Lorenzi I Gordish H Bendls J Styfurak Third Row H Zalot G Du
dash L Gaydos A Politano B Shank M Yaksetich M Ondrlzek P Byrne R Bly
stone H Wasylyshyn J Brosko D Mcllwain .l Coleman E lxauffman T Bortz B
Kier E Wray Fourth Row ,I Dunmire H Bertmo K lafferty .l Stercho D Woodrow
A ROdl'l1Ckl E Boyer
The mlxed chorus under the direction of Mrs Leone Harris has increased
considerably in numbers It now has approximately ninety members There was
no Chrlstmas program by the chorus thls year although several senior chorus
members sang carols in the pageant presented by the H1 Y and the Trl H1 Y The
major effort of the year was the presentation of an operetta in the beginning days
of December lfor further information see the opposite page l
As usual, the choristers added immeasurably to the Baccalaureate Service
and the Commencement Exercises at the close of school.
Mrs. Mildred Fuszek was the accompanist.
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First Rowi A. J. Shaulis, T. Wray, H. Bendis, B. Clawson, A. Brown, J. Brosko, R. Fulton, D. Reed, M.
Shaulis, l. Cordish, W. Madison, R. Woodrow. Second Row: V. Dunmire, D. Thompson, A. Shaffer, E. Ber-
tig, J. Modrey, D. Woodrow, E. Wray, and Mrs. Harris.
The Elders Ridge High School Band has
completed uite a successful year. Under the
direction 0? Mrs. Leone Harris, it has greatly
improved from last year when it had its he-
ginning. This organization gives students a
chance to develop their musical talents and
present them to the public.
This year our football players were
cheered with music at our home games. At one
end of the bleachers the band sat, dressed in
their blue and white uniforms, saluting our
players whether victorious or defeated. This
group of organized instrumental players also
entertained the student body when they played
our school songs at various pep meetings.
Several members of the band were given
parts in the operetta. These players partici-
pated in a circus parade which was one of the
main events in the program. Also a few mem-
bers, especially seniors, acted in the senior
The officers for the year were: Richard
Woodrow, president, Marjorie Shaulis, vice-
presidentg Timmie Wray, secretary, Anna .lane
Shaulis, treasurer, and Darrell Woodrow, li-
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Taylor M Burtyk W Demetro Mr Phillips Second Row J Dickey J Fallat A Stango ,I White H
Bananto .l Yuha ,I Fulton R Flack D Bananto R Kauffman T Kenesk Mr Steffenmo Thzrd Row
F Caydos R Zuchelli R Chakan A Caratelll V Chlabai J California Fello T Shuma L Cal
Vettl S Horonzy R Sebastian Mr Fuszek Fourth Row D Clocca S Bertlno J Shutka B orrodoni
R Vyka R Shuma R Chelednik M Henkel E Maday L Durand M Hmer FL th Row P Kovalic
A Shellhammer J alxforma A Brown R Mancabelli G McLaughlin
The Elders Ridge football team was in
the process of a radical change this season
The switch from power packed single wlng to
deceptive T formation may account for a 4-5 0
record when many persons were inclined to be
lleve it could have done better This is not
necessarily the reason because you will no-
tice the victories start after the first several
games. We will leave the grandstand quarter-
backs to argue the question and go on to more
The line was experienced with five letter
men at their posts. The backfield could almost
be said to contain seven men for these pla ers
interchanged positions often iboth on anciloff
the bench and in the gamel.
Following is a resume of the games:
NOTHING LIKE A GOOD START
The Blairsville Bobcats put a damper on
the spirit of the Elders Ridge team by snowing
them under with a lopsided score of 20-O. The
Ridge offense just couldn't get into gear and
the defense looked important on passes.
AGAIN THIS COULDN T HAPPEN AGAIN
A 27 0 drubblng at the hands of a classy
Penn Township didn t contribute a farthmg to
the already lagging pluck of the blue and
white host A few rough spots were polished
however and the timing was more exact
THREE S A CHARM
Well that s what the say, anywa
Saltsburg like the others, fo lowed the r e
rather than the exception and promptly cap
italized on two scoring opportunities to com
pile a 12-0 score The Rams were growing
tired of losing and threw harder blocks more
AND THEN IT HAPPENED
The tiny s ark of dissatisfaction burst
into flame that Siannock Valley found impos-
sible to quench. The Hilltop ers looked every
inch a football team. The holies opened, backs
burst through and valuable yardage sped imder
their feet. The opponents were broken and
Coach Fuszek breathed easier when the first
touchdown of the season was checked off.
KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED
The heavy aggressive Homer City s nad
was battled to a standstill all during the ilirst
half, never encroaching on Ridge territo . It
looked like a scoreless tie until the lriyams
ushed over a tally late in the final stanza.
Things were picking up. '
SOUNDS LIKE A PINOCHLE SCORE
All those touchdowns that weren t scored
earlier 1n the season just had to get out of the
Ridge gridders systems The points flowed
like wine for E R. H S that is Pitcaim
fell 50-19 beneath the eight touchdowns and
two conversions of Elders Ridge
AH SUCH IS LIFE
It wasn t such a spectacular climax to
the season especially after the preceding
game but the 18-0 score wasn t overwhelming
considering that Bell was lmdefeated all sea-
son The fans can be proud of that one
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KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD T0 LAST
Derry Boro snapped the two game streak
of Elders Ridge with a 20-13 win. Things got a
little sporty - flying fists and all that sort of
thing - but order was restored and the game
continued with sharp competition between the
BACK IN THE CHIPS '
E. R.. H. S. Crashed back into the win-
nmg column with a thunderiferous 34-7 triumph
over Washlngton Township Maybe the game
with Derry was like a shot of adrenalm You re
never too good to win
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C. Enciso, F. Altmire, R. Kauffman, H. Bananto, J. Cup, V. Fello, L. Calvetti, E. Pret-
lor, R. Gliha, H. Sebastian, B. Ditch, E. Blakely.
BOYS' VARSITY BASKETBALL
DATE oPPoNEN'rs ELDERS Rmon
Dec. 2 Avonmore 25 30
6 Washington Twp. 27 52
9 At Blairsville 24 23
Dec. 13 Export 30 45
16 At Avonmore 33 45
20 Saltsburg 46 45
30 Alumni 44 48
Jan. 3 Bell Twp. 65 36
10 At Export 37 34
13 ' Dayton 32 46
17 "' At A ollo 43 38
20 " Eiiderton 21 52
24 "' At Shannock Valley 35 36
27 At Saltsburg
31 At Washington Twp.
Feb. At Bell Twp.
10 " At Dayton
14 "' A ollo
17 " At Eiyderton
"' Indicated W. P. I. A. L. Section games
The Elders Ridge basketball team entered
into another season of rugged games hoping to
retain their Class B, W. P. l. A. L. Section
Championship. This ear the Rams have as
their section rivals: Dayton-Wayne, Shannock
Valley, Elderton, and Apollo. The competition
promises to be keen with all squads aiming at
With Herman Sledzik, Rudy Cordish, and
Richard Altmire missing from the line-up,
Coach Fuszek will have to rely on the retum-
ing cagers, Eugene Pretlor, John Cup, and
Burnell Ditch. These floormen should, to a
great extent, lighten the problem of shaping
new recruits into a workable team.
Richard Sebastian, who plays either at
guard or forward positions, shows promise of
developing into a fine player. Little 5' 4"
Guido Enciso now of J. V. fame should con-
tribute much to the team's success.
First Row R Zuchellx R Bananto A Sesock J Zuchellx M Henkel Second Row A Caratellx G Lnciso
,I Stercho S Bertino J Fallat L Chakan .I Antomak Thzrd Row Mr Sutton ,I Yuha L Maday S Horonzy
R Woodrow F Gaydos ,I St urak T Kenesky R Chakan R Cheledmk
BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
Mr Eugene Sutton has assembled a formlda
ble cage aggregatlon on the hilltop With three
Juniors and some good sophomore and freshman
polut makers the cage future looks rosy for the
J V s Although the freshmen dropped a 12 11
thriller to Blairsville the ,I V s are undefeated
except one loss to Apollo Q26-21l
They opened the season against Washlngton
Townslup and lacking actual competition they
won handlly 29 to 13 Then with their f rst game
under their belt they encountered a rugged
Blalrsvllle team and s ueezed by 19-16 Next
to fall before the onrus mg Rldgers was Export
by the respectable score of 36 to 27. The next
to challenge the Ridge was the Trojans of Salts-
burg, the points fell thick and fast and the final
score was 44 to 39 in favor of the Ridge. On an
off day for the J. V. 's they journeyed to Blairs-
ville to encounter the Bobcats. It was a thriller
down to the finish with the Bobcats coming out
on top, 12-11.
If this is any reflection on our next yea.r's
varsity, we may have another W. P. I. A.. L. Sec-
DATE OP P ONE NTS
At Shannock Valley
At Washington Twp.
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First Row: J. Ondrizek, E. Boyer, D. Blystone, E. Pretlor, P. Taylor, W. Lumberger, R. Maday. Second Row:
H. Bertino, W. Bendis, H. Steffenino, R. Yatzkanic, L. Calvetti, R. Fedor, K. Lafferty, R. Smith, J. Dunmire .
Third Row! Mr. Ralston, Mr. Phillips,W. Clawson, R. Altmire, S. Demyan, J. Bozo, B. McCormick, Mr. Steffenino.
Speaking of stars, 5-lr. Steffenino has produc-
ed quite a few in the last several seasons and
1949 was no exception. You don't have to gaze
into a crystal ball to find out that Elders Ridge
copped the lndiana Count Track Championship
that year. When you look back and find that the
Ridge trackmen have held the title for three suc-
cessive years, you would naturally expect them
to be in the ascendancy, even eclipsing larger
and more powerful schools.
The Ridge engaged several of the smaller
satellites in a preliminary meet to start the sea-
son. It proved to be a breather for they out-
stripped their nearest opponent, lleilwood, by
ten notches. Saltsburg, Homer City, Armaugh,
and Avonmore followed in order.
Coach Steffenino then consulted the stars
and finding them in favorable position, journey-
ed to Saltsburg to tangle with the Trojans along
with Scottdale. The Blue and White, having a
marked aversion to being in the "also ran"
column, swept 62 points into the kitty and
strolled away with first place honors.
Mr. S. then retired to his den and brewed a
concoction to set his rivals' heads spinning the
following week. We later learned it fthe concoc-
tionl contained a goodly quantity of sweat, just
a dash or so of tongue lashing, sprinkled well
with desire and determination.
The three Class A schools, lndiana, Homer
City, and E. R. H. S. assembled and gave the
spectators an exhibition to remember. First
places were decided by an extra burst of speed
or a final lunge over the bar. The annual classic
turned into a tumult of spikes, cinders, and saw-
dust. When the dust cleared, the Elders Ridge
Thin Clads romped off with dozens of points,
armfuls of medals, and a shining trophy.
By placing first or second in the district
meet at Altoona, several athletes qualified for a
chance at-Penn State. They returned with no
laurels, but it inust be remembered that the keen -
est competition is encountered there.
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First Row V Chlabai T Fello A Butekoff H Steffenlno D Blystone D Bananto L Mada J Yuha F
Mouser R Maday C Ditch Second Row Mr Heard D Calhoun J Edder R Mancabelh E retlor L Cal
vettx T Pallone J Morgan J Cup R Altmire R Sebastian Mr Fuszek
The Elders Ridge baseball team completed
a very successful season under the able tute
lage of Mr Heard The fmal count showed eight
wins and four losses with a 666 percentage
The first game was lost to Bell Township by
a one nm margin Dellafiora the winning pitch
er allowed four runs on three hits Altmire the
loser gave up five runs on five hits
Saltsburg fell to the Ridge as Altmire hurled
his first w1n of the season Losing pitcher was
Nlaloy The final score stood 9 to 5
Morgan collected a win over Export as his
batsmen garnered thirteen hits Export had only
three behind pltcher Krevanlch
The one hit pitching of Altmlre enabled the
Blue and Whites to romp over Franklin Township
8 to O Skanders lost giving up six hits
Dellafiora snapped a three game winning
streak as he tossed his second triumph over
Elders Ridge Richard Altmire lost his second
game again to Bell Township Ridge - 6 runs
5 hits Bell - 7 runs, 5 hits
Saltsburg bowed to the Ridge again, this
time with a 16 to 9 victory. Pallone ke t the
Trojans at bay with six hits. Guzz, the deiieated
pitcher, allowed ten hits.
Plum Township downed the Rldgers 5 to 0
behind the perfect no hit no run game of Bogar
ty Altmlre lost the game by glvmg up six hits
A cancelled game found Heard s Hitters
agam facing Plum Township The tables were
turned however as Pallone defeated Nagy for
his second win The hit and run dept stood thus
E R 10 and 7 Plum 4 and 4
Pallone whipped up the second win over Ex
port as his sluggers reaped five runs to Export s
Franklin Twp found the door slammed in
their face on a return trip with Elders Ridge
Altmxre their former nemesis allowed only two
hits The Ridge clipped out six runs and eleven
This last game placed the Ridge ball club in
a tie with Plum Twp who also had seven wins
and three defeats C7001
Plum hauled out Bogarty the ace who had
formerly pitched a no hitter against the Rams
Coach Heard countered with Terrible Teddy
Pallone. A pitchers' duel all the way, the
Ridgers pushed over one run on four hits. Plum
was left out in the cold with no runs and only
two hits. The victory clinched the W. RI. A. L.
Section XXVI, Championship for the Ridge.
ln the error studded contest with Vander-
grift for section play off titles, the Ridge lost
to the one hit hurling of Szymanski. '
First Row: . Prescott V. .Matson E. Mor n .Wass C Z ll' R Bl
.l , .l , ga , .l , . uche 1, . gstone,
Miss Rose, coach. Second Row! P. Kauffman, M. Tomei, H. Ditch, D. Clawson, . Boy-
ko, H. Bendis, B. Valyo. Third Row: G. Battistelli, L. Gliha, D. Seich, B. Clawson,
B. Ditch, A. J. Shaulis.
GIRLS' VARSITY BASKETBALL
Although the girls' basketball team, coached by Tvliss llose, has run against
some very tough competition, they have taken their defeats with a sportsmanlilce
attitude. Nlr. Steffenino, who taught them the new rules and certain plays, proved
very hel ful. Although the girls have been, at times, overplayed, they have not
The team will lose only one player this year, so it is hoped that there may
be an undefeated team in the making for 1950-51.
DCCCIYIDCI' 2 Avgnmore
16 At Avonmore
January 3 Bell Township
17 At Saltsburg
N 31 Saltsburg
l' ebruary T At Bell Township
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