Elk County Catholic High School - Memories Yearbook (St Marys, PA)
- Class of 1944
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THE SENIOR CLASS
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OUR HOME TOWN
ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA
EDITORS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Alice Hoffman Doris Lyons
Robert Eberl Patrick McKee
SPORTS EDITOR EXCHANGE EDITOR
Gregory Schlimm Dolores Schneider
ADVERTISING MANAGERS BUSINESS MANAGERS
Eileen Schauer Mary Louise Shields
Donald Wegemer Raymond Klaiber
CLASS HISTORIANS CLASS POETS
Mildred Rupprecht Edna Geeck
Howard Dippold Norma leanne Meyer
Robert Simbeck Paul Lecker
CIRCULATING MANAGERS HUMORISTS
Alice Brennen Florence Wickett
Monica Rupprecht Harold Seelye
Helen Marie Aurnan
FADTHER TIMOTHY O.S.B.
Prior cmd Pastor of St. Marys Church
QA feafy Lame
Nea1' Om' Home Town
Light in the Dark
Sf, Marys, Pc'11nsy1vu11ia
Winter Scenes and Summer Tmceries
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In the Cool Shades of Our Forests
REVEREND FATHER BONIFACE
Assistant at St. Marys Church
REVEREND FATHER RICHARD
Assistant oft Si. Marys Church
REVEREND FATHER DAVID O.S.B.
Assistant of Sacred Heart Church
REVEREND FATHER LUCIAN O.S.B
Assistani of Sacred Heart Church
TI1e MEIWO- I944
SISTER M. ISABEL O.S.B., M.A.
SISTER M. EDITH OSB., M.S.
SISTER M. MONICA O.S.B., M.A.
SISTER M. BERNADETTE, O.S.B., M.A
SISTER M. IMELDA OSB., MA.
SISTER M. AGNES O.S.B., MA.
SISTER M. ANITA OSB., M.A.
SISTER M. BENEDICT O.S.B., MA.
SISTER M. GERTRUDE O.S.B., B.S.
SISTER M. BENITA O.S.B., BA.
SISTER M. TERESITA O.S.B., BA.
SISTER M. MARTHA O.S.B.
OFFICERS OF CLASS OF 1944
President . Robert Eloerl
First Vice President . . Pauline Busch
Second Vice President .... Raymond Klaiber
Secretaries . . . Mary Ann Catalone, Donald Wegemer
Treasurers . . . loyce Smith, Patrick McKee
'Darkness brings out the stars"
Kelly Green and Silver Gray
Senior Class Teachers
M. PAULINE BUSCH
"Her mere presence expresses her value." Pauline
can always be depended upon to do what is both just
and justifiable. As President of the Senior Girls' class
and Vice President of the Mission Crusade she has
been most competent, always rendering her services
readily and cheerfully. Her sense of duty is mani-
fested by her careful labor.
MARGARET M. RIGI-XRD
Margaret is an all-around girl, studious, ambitious
and active. Due to her musical ability she has been
an invaluable aid in our high school orchestra. For
eight years she has been a dependable member of the
choir. Although she has taken the Academic Course
and excels in Chemistry, she intends to pursue an Ac-
counting Course. Sports and clubs also claim a goodly
share of Margaret's busy young life.
MILDRED M. RUPPRECHT
Mildred's shy smile suggests the world of good will
and kindness behind it. She has proved that she
is capable and trustworthy by sacrificing a portion of
her time assisting in clerical duties. Her classmates
also find her a willing helper. Loyalty for Mildred
means working for all regardless of personal recog-
MARY ANN CATALONE
To Mary Ann the class is-indebted for her ardent
support in all worthwhile projects. Her eager assist-
ance is never wanting. The many duties she is asked
to perform never try her unfailing patience. Quiet,
composed, and amiable, she is admired by her class!
mates and appreciated in her role as secretary.
BERNICE C. HEHZING
A pleasing disposition and cordial smile are allies
which win Bernice many friends. Gifted in music she
is frequently called upon to play for orchestra, Glee
Club and other assemblies. She excels in bookkeeping
but takes great interest in all her subjects. We feel
that in the business world her services will be truly
DORIS S. LYONS
One very seldom finds Doris Without her customary
smile. It is that, along with her humorous disposition,
which Wins her a place in our hearts. This neat and
courteous young lady is an earnest and capable
student. With her amiable, soft-spoken dignity she
has proved herself a speaker who can gain her point
and still retain the friendship of her opponents. '
EILEEN M. SCHAUER
Eileen is gifted along opposite lines for she is both
artist and business woman. Not only will she be re-
membered for her artistic achievements but also for
the generous support she has given the Memo. Her
capacity for labor and the seriousness with which she
enters upon every task truly deserve our admiration.
NORMA IEANNE MEYER
When we think of Norma Ieanne we remember her
sunny disposition, her happy laugh, and her gracious
manner. C. H. S. has an unfailing supporter in this
little Senior. The sincerity that is linked with her
mimy kind acts convinces us all of her genuine worth.
Norma Ieanne has nurtured an inspiring devotion to
the Blessed Eucharist.
ROBERT EDWARD EBERL
Worthy President of the Senior Class and of the
Mission Crusade, has distinguished himself as an effi-
cient leader in all worthwhile affairs, and by his ever
friendly and kindly manner has won the willing co-
operation of his fellow-students. He has been an
example to all in his diligence, helpfulness and untir-
ing efforts to assist in every undertaking. He is out-
standing in his lessons, daily attendance at Holy
Mass, and early arrival at school. As editor of our
annual, the Memo, he has spent many extra-curricular
hours trying to make it the best possible. None
need regret giving Bob a chance, he is sure to make
RAYMOND WILLIAM KLAIBER
Never without books, never Without a sunny smile,
never without home work well done, such is "Tops".
Bright and early we see him on his Way to Holy Mass,
then to school in winter's dark mornings where with
his pal, Bob Eberl, the pair await the teacher's com-
ing in the dimly lighted corridors. Then a cheery
greeting, adjustment of books, chairs, curtains, a sur-
vey of what should be done on the school paper, to-
ward work on the "Memo" or otherwise and a getting
down to work at hand in a business way, is the daily
routine of Raymond. Ask a favor, his answer will
never be "No". f
DONALD EDMOND WEGEMER
Donald is our "Big Man" 'standing six feet four,
with a build in proportion. But size is not all that
counts, he does many things in a big way. As Adver-
tising Manager for the Memo none could have done
better, Not an item was omitted, or out of place in
his record, not a boy that was not urged to greater
action, not a moment of flagging interest. As secre-
tary of his class he was equally reliable. He shows
marked traits of business ability and leadership that
make for future success. Through it all, he is friendly,
good natured, sincere and generous, which qualities
help to make him a friend of all.
FRANCIS I OSEPH MEIER
One of our science students and a lover of mathe-
matics. Give him a problem and straightway his in-
terest is aroused and he sets to work with marked
success. His willing helpfulnes in difficulties, at all
times, is one of his main characteristics. Because of
his thoughtfulness, cheerfulness and sincere good will
he has been a successful student manager of this
year's basketball squads. Perhaps you will see him
a leader of men in Uncle Sam's service in the air
where he intends to be after school is over.
' lovcs E. sMm-1 '
A girl whose naturalness, unselfishness and friendli-
ness will be found hard to surpass. She is both care-
free and iuneloving. Ioyce has not failed us as our
class treasurer. As a cheerleader she has been en-
thusiastic in urging the team on to victory. It
Ioyce's ambition is realized many a patient's room will
be brightened by her cheery presence.
LETETIA M. GROTZINGER
Quiet, unaffected and true, with just enough humor
to make us seek her company and prize her friendship.
Esteem increases with acquaintance ot this apparently
shy little miss. Letetia has chosen the Academic Course
in preparation for the career of Nursing which she
hopes to follow. Her gentle manner will be a prized
MONICA M. RUPPRECHT I
Monica is generous, dependable, obliging in man-
ner, and possesses a soft, pleasing voice. Her true
Christian spirit and consideration ol others endear her
to everyone. Not only at school, but also at home
she gives careful attention to her various duties. In
her brief leisure time she enjoys sports. She is one
of our best players in the Sodality Volley ball team.
AUDREY C.. DINSMORE
Audrey joined our ranks in the Senior year, and
quickly made staunch friends among her classmates.
She is a diligent student, a real plodder, her name
frequently appearing on the honor roll. Her courteous
manner and Willingness to assist are two valuable
traits. She likes Shorthand and hopes to follow secre-
tarial Work as her life career.
PATRICK THOMAS McKEE
Pat is the capable editor of our school paper, the
C. H. S. Bi-Weekly, and never tails to have a few
words of kindly advice or friendly comment in his edi-
torial column. He is also treasurer of the Mission
Crusade and the sports writer of the basketball squads
in which capacity he is outstanding for hard work and
capability. He is an able writer and a great friend ot
literature. In school he prefers the study of languages
and has to his credit four years of Latin and two of
Spanish. While he is frequently buried in his books
he is always willing to forego this pleasure to give
you a friendly smile and a helping hand.
GREGORY AMBROSE SCHLIMM
His pals say of Gregory that he has never been
heard to say an unkind word of anyoneg rather is he
heard offering kind and cheering remarks to his class-
mates. He is a good sport and a willing helper at all
times. He is one of our basketball stars and has
played on the varsity ior several years. The Crusaders
of next year will miss him. We know that he will
make good in the Navy for which he has volunteered
his services after he has graduated from high school
HOWARD VINCENT DIPPOLD
Howard is mechanically inclined and likes to spend
his time working with machines and mechanical con-
trivances. He is often found reading in books of sci-
ence and discussing scientitic problems. The great
outdoors also has many attractions for him and he
loves to relate his experiences often creating a hearty
laugh among his listeners by the jovial manner in
which he tells his stories. Because of his kind, friendly
nature he is well liked by hisvclassmates.
ROBERT DAVIS SIMBECK
Robert prefers athletics to everything else and has
done much towards the great success that our Crusad-
ers had in this year's interscholastic games. We re-
joice with him in the games won-over 909,-for C.H.S.
and the trophies earned. Robert also has a liking tor
practical sciences which subjects he pursued at school.
He is a sincere friend, of a jovial disposition and a
willing helper. -
EYLEEN l. MEYER
Serene Eyleen, is a favorite among all her ac-
quaintances, and is always courteous, condescending
and encouraging. Intently one hears her recite or
read, her voice being as the clear tinkle of a bell.
She is quick of perception, excels in shorthand and
enjoys good music. She is that type of girl one de-
lights to find. -
ELSIE M. SCHNEIDER
When the opportune moment presents itself, Elsie
does not fail to extend a heartfelt sympathy or give a
Word of praise, but shyly retires before thanks or rece
ognition are bestowed upon her. Both lively or seri-
ous as the occasion demands, she is not without a
circle of friends. Her faithful attendance at daily Mass
will bring its own reward.
EUGENIA K. MEYER
Accomrnodating, compromising, dependable. "lean"
is devoted to her studies, and strongly inclined to
deeds of kindness. The cheerful Way she applies her-
self to a duty makes us realize that in her we have a
valuable comrade. Her loyal spirit and pleasantness
in class will not soon be forgotten. Her future en-
deavors will, no doubt, be crowned with success.
ALICE C . HOFFMAN
To Alice We extend a hearty thanks for the time
she devoted to the typing of many of the Memo arti-
cles. The quiet, patient way in which she undertook
this task proves to us that she will be a valuable
worker in the commercial World which has already
recognized her ability. Alice is gentle, religious,
candid, intelligent. These characteristics will eventually
secure for her an enviable position.
MARY LOU SHIELDS
Mary Louise has won all our hearts with her quiet
charming ways and affable disposition. She possesses
a keen sense of humor, a sound judgment and a pleas-
ing voice. We delight to hear her oral topics. She
enters whole-heartedly into all of the school's activ-
ities. Bowling is her favorite sport.
ROSE M. CELIN
Rose is dependable, courteous, a silent worker, one
who accomplishes tasks without unnecessary noise.
She is always prompt, attentive, and industrious. Those
who know her rely upon her as a confidential friend.
One of Rose's laudable diversions is reading. Regu-
larly she is seen at daily Mass.
EILEEN L. LECKER
Outstanding in Eileen is her love of Nature and the
farm. So entirely is she absorbed in this topic that
it is uppermost in her conversation. With interest such
as hers we predict for' her a prosperous future close to
the heart of Mother Nature. Eileen is a faithful mem-
ber of the 4-H Club, holding the office of Secretary
HELEN T. WELZ
Helen's pleasing cdmixture ot mirth, wit, and light-
heartedness have secured her many companions who
welcome her to their midst. Her goodenatured and
generous disposition will help her attain the goal to
which she aspires-that of entering the nursing field.
Helen delights in outdoor sports and is an ardent fan
at the basketball games.
ALICE M. BAUMER
Alice is smallest member oi our class but one of
the most active. Her chief interest lies in singing
classical selections. She loves Nature and often takes
a stroll through the woods. Many of her spare mo-
ments are spent in reading poetry. Her friends report
that she is home-loving and conscientiously prepares
her assignments. Alice is outstanding in her devotion
to the Sacred Heart.
MARTHA M. BLESSEI.
Martha is quiet, consistent, an industrious worker
and ever ready to offer her services. Her presence
caries with it a certain confidence., We know that
Martha will apply herself to whatever lies ahead. She
is interested in photography and possesses a fair col-
lection of candid snaps. In studies her preference is
shorthand, in sports, ice skating and hiking.
MARIAN A. HEARY
Marian is good-natured, very sociable, trustworthy,
and dependable. Due to her initiative she was chosen
by the Girl Scouts as their Assistant Leader. Her am-
bitions are of a Commercial nature and if "Persever-
ance Wins all," Marian will, no doubt, achieve all her
aims. Her athletic ability is well known to her class-
DOLORES M. SCHNEIDER
Apart from her genuine sincerity perhaps the most
lovable traits that Dolores possesses are her delightful
simplicity of manner and depth of feeling. Any demand
on her sympathy is met with heartfelt kindness. Her
gracious, undisturbing nature' has a good influence
upon all her associates.
PAUL I OSEPH LECKER
Cheerful and smiling, Paul comes to meet and to
greet you. Frowns find no place on his brow and angry
Words are soon dispelled by his sunny disposition. As
captain of the cheerleaders for the Crusaders he did
outstanding work and helped to keep up the neces-
sary pep that' makes for victory. A lover of the out-
doors, Paul is often seen taking a jaunt in field and
woods and in consequence can tell you something of
nature and wild life that is interesting and instructive.
JOHN ALBERT ERSHEK
Iohn is one of our class artists and has helped out
the editors of the Bi-Weekly on occasion when some-
thing was wanted-for the feature page. He prefers
art to the study of sciences and commercial subjects.
Probably this accounts tor his choosing the regular
course of studies in which he did creditable work. He
will make good along lines he chooses, with credit to
himself and to the satisfaction of employers. He was a
member of the varsity basketball squad and helped
gain numerous victories by his pep and earnest efforts.
io!-IN HARRISON SMITH
Harrison appears at all times to be happy and
carefree. 'While he does not dislike books, he is more
interested in outdoor life and takes delight in hunting
and fishing. Perhaps the life of a game warden would
be more to his liking than the exact sciences, which
he 'followed at school. However, aeronautics, too, in-
terests him, and we may find him an ace flyer one of
HAROLD LOUIS SEELYE
Harold is one of our commercial students and he
likes his work. He is a good student, is never idle,
is regularvand prompt at school, a daily attendant at
Holy Mass, and is an active member of the Students'
Mission Crusade. Many a contribution toward the
needs of the missions is due to his faithful devotion
to the cause. Every morning finds him soliciting funds
and carefully noting contributions. Some of his out-
standing traits are honesty, intelligence, courtesy, and
willingness to be helpful,
EDNA M. GEECK
Perseverance marks Edna. With her pleasant Ways
she wins the friendship ot her classmates. Few people
know oi the memoirs she has made from her reading.
Her greatest enjoyment is the company ot a good-
book. Her daily service at the office is greatly ap-
preciated. She is one oi the students who persevered
in the study ot Virgil.
HELEN M. HUMAN
Helen--industrious, sweet, dependable-is as a ray
spreading sunshine. By her trankness and honest opin-
ion she has won many true and lasting friends, whose
compliments she, always receives graciously. She pos-
esses no small ability in art. Her artistic touch has re-
peatedly appeared throughout the year's publications.
ALICE M. BRENNAN
Quiet, gentle and rather shy, is our most gifted
soloist, Alice. Her charming voice has given glory to
God by her many years ot participation in the Sacred
Heart choir. She has been heard over the radio where
she has brought pleasure to many. Her ambition is
to become a great singer, and We know that her per-
severirig qualities will aid her to accomplish her aim.
ELSIE M. SCHAUEB
Spreading a shower of sunshine over the lives of
others, Elsie instills pep, vim and vigor wherever she
goes, and as a member of the Dramatic Club she has
won no little esteem. Though seeming to be carefree
and gay she possesses a serious perception of life,
while she has a humorous answer ready ior every occa-
sion. Her loyal support oi the basketball team, as
cheerleader, Won her the admiration of all.
RAYMOND LOUIS LEUSCHEL
Raymond has chosen tor his high school course the
commercial subjects cmd does his work well. At any
rate his monthly marks say as much. lust now his
mind is on doing Uncle Sam's work in the Air Corps,
for which he has volunteered after passing a success-
iul examination given by the War Department during
this school year. Ray cannot endure gloom and so
dispels it wherever he sees it by a witty remark or a
THECLA F. WERNEH
Thecla possesses those qualities which tend to
make up a congenial classmate. She has an encourag-
ing word for everyone and is a cheerful addition to
any group, Her ability in art is known to all. With
what patience and painstaking care she worked on the
designs for the Memo and Bi-weekly!
ALICE C. FISCHER
The simplicity oi her manner, the sweetness of her
disposition, and the kindness oi her heart causes her
to be an admirable associate, destined to accomplish
many kind acts in the service of her neighbor. No
unkind remark has been heard to fall from the lips of
this trustworthy and charitable classmate.
FLORENCE S. WICKETT
Florence, who has quietly pursued her way among
us, knows the value of silence and practices it well.
She is one oi our Glee Club enthusiasts, being the
possessor of a clear soprano voice. The greater por-
tion oi her evenings is spent in conscientious prepara-
tion of her studies. She will be remembered for her
dramatic role in the school play as Hamar, the Village
WELVE years ago in late summer when the leaves were changing color, our class of
little girls eagerly wended their way to their respective grade schools. Beside each
one was either her mother or an older sister, who endeavored to inspire us with cour-
age gnd allay our fears in this new and strange experience. Upon our arrival at school
we were taken to the first grade room where we were left to ourselves to make friends
with our little schoolmates and become accustomed to our new environment. Our teachers
were very kind and patient. Besides their instructing us in the rudiments of reading and
writing they often played games with us to teach us sportsmanship and cooperation.
After the initial year the time passed all too soon. We took everything in stride and
made the best of it. The big event in the second year was the reception of our First Holy
Communion. In the intermediate grades we worked hard to get Palmer Method awards.
ln the eighth grade, we all wrote essays for the American Legion in competition with the
other eighth grade pupils of the county, We were honored by having three of the award
winners among our classmates. U
Finally, after eight joyful years with our schoolmates and teachers, we graduated into
high school. This meant a new adventure for all of us. The meeting of the pupils from
the St. Marys and Sacred Heart schools was one of our most pleasant experiences. From
then on our interests were closely allied and our school work assumed a new aspect. ln
the high school we found that we had a different teacher for each subject and the sub-
jects were entirely new to all of us, but we reveled in this new and exciting atmosphere.
There were many clubs to which we were given the privilege of belonging, assemblies
which provided a new form of entertainment and education, and dramas and movies on
special occasions. We were deeply impressed by the widespread activities and achieve-
ments of the rest of the high school students.,
At the end of our Freshmen year we were rewarded for our laborious work by receiv-
ing the glorious title of Sophomores. ln that vear we were thrilled with the thought of hav-
ing an evaluating committee from the Middle States Association visit us. Our students
were highly honored and we worked diligently so we would be at our very best. During
this year the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade was organized and we readily became
members, willing to do our part to help the missions..
Then it was our turn to be juniors and definitely decide what course we were going
to follow, a course that would help us in finding our life's work. We also chose our class
rings and became more interested in extra-curricular activities, and in upholding the stand-
ards of our Alma Mater.
lt was with great pride that we took our first step into the Senior room and realized
that this was going to be our last year in school. The'days, weeks, and months all passed
in a hurry. In November we started to collect advertisements, snap-shots, and scenes for
the Year Book. In February upon our receiving the announcement that our photographs
for the Annual were to be taken, we were thrilled to don cap and gown for the first time.
Practice for our commencement program, which began in earnest in March, gave us
a feeling that our high school days were drawing to a close. The Senior girls' interest
also centered in leading parts of the Dramatic Club, in volley ball practice, in Glee Club,
in Orchestra rehearsals, and in Mission Club activities. '
On the day of graduation we were both glad and sad: glad that we had finally come
to the end of our twelve years of study and were ready to take our place' in the 'fpresent
world of strife, sad that we would no longer be under the guidance and protection of our
venerable teachers, because we would as students bid, farewell to the walls of Central
Most sincerely we tender our thanks to the kind Fathers for their spiritual guidance
and to the beloved Sisters for all the loving care they have given us duringf our school
lives. ln our destined walks of life we hope we can make them proud of us and as they
follow us through life, remark with a cheerful smile, "She's from the Class of '44."
r'm The MEM0-l944il4l?
OUR CLASS HISTORY
Boys or SACRED HEART scnoor.
WELVE years ago about forty boys were seen going to holy Mass clinging to the
hands of their mothers because it was the first time that they were to be away from
them all day, as from now on they would be going to school. Little did they realize,
when after Holy Mass they assembled in the classroom there were twelve long years of
study before them. Timid at first, they soon became acquainted with all their classmates
and then the daily hum of voices resembled the humming of a swarm of. bees or worse. It
took all the skill of a good teacher to get into this lively set of humanity some sense of
order. That accomplished, we marched to and from church and school like a set of well
trained soldiers. At least we took credit to ourselves that we did. Then when we became
possessors of our first school books and learned how to read and write the spirit of emula-
tion took hold of some of us, each trying to outdo the other in his accomplishments. With
some, enthusiasm began to wane, they could not keep up the pace or they naturally began
to lag behind. Still we kept on together as a class until the year came to a close. One
exciting event took place: a girl came in saying there was fire in the building. We waited
for no alarm but grabbed our coats and out we went. There was no more school that
day and none were happier than we to have the afternoon off.
Other years came and went, much the same as schooldays pass for all students, pass-
ing on from grade to grade as we advanced in our studies until we finished the work of
the elementary grades. Our class remained practically unbroken except for the sad, acci-
dental death' of one of our classmates who was struck by an auto. The shock to the class
on receiving this news was great and lingered on for some time.
There were a few desertions from our school because strict discipline or hard study
were not to their liking or because of certain advantages in sports which they hoped to
enjoy elsewhere. ,
However, the majority persevered through days of first confession, First Holy Commun-
ion, Confirmation, and final graduation from Grammar Grade by getting our diplomas.
Now we were ready for high school. That we felt elated need not be told. What
student would not be? ln September we were enrolled as Freshmen in St. Marys Catholic
Central High. Students from other schools also were thereg some from the consolidated,
some from St. Marys Parochial and a few from elsewhere. We, numbered in all sixty-eight
Freshmen, probably being all that term implies. Bewildered at first by what seemed in-
terminable ringing of bells, interchange of classes, meeting a different teacher for each
subject, and new subjects to study so different from those we had in the gradesg all was
confusing. Then there were new acquaintances to be made from among our new class-
mates, but that was a pleasure and soon friendships were formed that have endured and
probably will endure for many years to come.
We would have liked nothing better than that our entire class continue together until
graduation from high school but this was not to be. Some found the studies too difficult
and so failed to be promoted with their class, others went to work as soon as they were
permitted by State laws to do soy and still others enlisted in Uncle Sam's service as soon
as they were old enough to be accepted there. Only one-fourth of our original number
now remains to graduate on May thirtieth of this year, l944, all loyal to each other, to
our school, and to the principles our Catholic school stands for.
Soon some of us will be with the forces in defense of our country, for even now two of
our number have been accepted as Air Cadets, one by the Navy, and others have taken
tests for various branches of service which they intend to join as soon as school closes.
We will be scattered over the globe but wherever we are we will gratefully remember
and be proud of our Alma Mater.
-H. Smith and H. Dippold.
BOYS' CLASS PROPHECY
T is now the year 1964 and I just inherited a small fortune from a kind uncle. I had long
desired to take an extended vacation traveling, but my means never allowed this. Now,
with this sum in hand I resolved to carry out my long cherished desire. Once more, as
in childhood, I would enjoy myself without counting the cost and without making previous
plans. Wishing to see each of my former schoolmates I put their names written on cards
into my hat and drew out a name. This was to decide whom I would visit first. My draw
resulted in a visit to Paul Lecker then stationed in Salem, Massachusetts, and the owner
of an extensive plant "The Lecker Electrical Products Company". When I arrived Paul
was decidedly happy and at once showed me everything of interest in his vast factory.
It would take too long to relate even part of all that had been accomplished by this
former pal of mine. Ere long you may get lights from him that will rival the sun in their
brightness. After spending a happy day together I had Paul draw a name for me to
decide where I'm to go next. The name drawn was Harrison Smith, Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia. Off to that far city I went that night. Arrived at that city I had no trouble locat-
ing Harrisong everyone seemed to know that famous lawyer who had just won a case
against terrifying odds in which millions were at stake. I found him fatigued after his
strenuous work but on seeing me he jumped up as if all his energy had been restored by
magic. I need not say how well he could entertain me with all his experiences in down-
ing financial crooks. I was sorry to leave him after Iohn Ershek had emerged from my
hat and who was to be found at DuQuesne coaching a game played between Notre Dame
and this city champs. All know the fame Notre Dame enjoys in the athletic field and
Iohn was its present coach. More need not be said: of course, Notre Dame won. After
doing the hat ceremony for my next destination I went with Coach Ershek to the train
and from there to the airfield close by. My destination now was Kelley Field, Texas,
where Raymond Leuschel who had the testing of every plane emerging from that field upon
his broad shoulders. When I came there he was testing a new Rocket Plane that was
to travel fifty miles a minute. It had been tested before but now an extensive distance
was to be traveled. He had so much confidence in the Rocket that he believed it possible
to travel around the world in less than half a day and this is what he decided to do. He
persuaded me to accompany him and ere long we were far above the clouds sailing over
the Pacific and on and on over land and sea until evening of the same day found us
again in Kelley Field.
Cleveland was my next destination. Pat McKee, the one to visit, He was a Doctor
of fame by this time because of his great success in combatting bacteria long eluding
discovery by other physicians. Infantile paralysis had no terrors now because of his
success in eradicating this dread disease. Pat spends much time in his laboratory, alone
and with others, helping them in their research work. While there I began to appreciate
how much we owe to our Physicians and thanked Pat for all of us that he so generously
gives his time to the amelioration of suffering. Donald Wegemer had become a pharma-
cist and took care of many of the needs of Doctor McKee's laboratory. He operated a
chain of drug stores in the country but made his home in New York. I boarded the train,
New York bound because my hat ordered me there next. Donald was not too busy as he
had a score of helpers, and so we went sight seeing and I spent a delightful afternoon
with him. While there we heard that Lt. Commander Schlimm had just arrived in port
on a large steamer and in order not to miss him I had to, for once, cast my system of
travel aside and both Donald and I went to call upon Gregory. He had been advanced
to his present position in consideration of the achievements and heroic deeds during
World War II where he had served since enlisting during his high school days. He had
not long to stay but was anxious that I come with him on his cruise to Panama, his next
destination. After consulting myhat he got his answer and it was "yes". So off I went,
Donald on shore waving good-bye. At Panama considerable improvements were being
made on the docks and the engineer in charge was, to my great surprise, Howard Dip-
pold. Howard was still the little man of school days but was handling a big job in a big
way. I did not need to pull him away from his job when he saw meg he jumped and fairly
ran to greet his old schoolmates and fairly bubbled over recounting the pleasure he found
in the work he was now doing. But all pleasant hours come to an end so did ours. Lt.
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Schlimm had to go on to the Pacific, I, to obey the mandates of my hat which bid me go
to Robert Simbeck to Hollywood. He had become a world famous singer and thrilled me
with a few songs when I persisted on getting this treat. Besides this, he took me to where
the moving pictures were made and explained much that I was anxious to learn. But time
again demanded my return to my schedule of travels and off I went to consult my hat.
It bid me go to Washington, D. C., where I would .meet Senator Klaiber. I did not find
him at his lodgings so I went to the Capitol where I had the pleasure to listen to his
enthusiastic plea before the Senate that they yield nothing to the demands of communistic
dictatorship into which some would plunge our country. That his speech was well re-
ceived the thunderous applause after it was ample proof. The session over I made my
way to him offering my congratulations, He smothered these in a big bear hug to show
his pleasure at meeting an old schoolmate. Now there was but one more pal to look up
and this was Robert Eberl. My hat therefore needed not to be consulted. To my great
joy I found him in Washington on important business connected with the newly established
embassy at Vatican City. I-Ie was Ambassador to the Vatican and was at this hour in
conference with the Apostolic Delegate after he had concluded his business at the White
House. I saw him that evening and told him all about my' trip to our classmates and their
whereabouts, and that my depleted purserwould not have allowed me to go all the way
to Home if he had been there at this time. The hearty laugh that was always one of
Robert's characteristics followed my recital and convinced me that Ambassador Eberl was
still the school boy I once knew.
All things come to an end, so did my trip, and today I am home again.
BOY scour TRAINING ACTIVITIES
UR scout trails have extended to every corner of the globe, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, from China and India to the Islands of the Pacific. Yes, even our small
city has given up its leaders, the leaders of our scout troops, none have been un-
touched by the hand of war. From the four troops of town we find that some sixty-nine
good scouts and leaders have been called to the colors to serve as active members of the
armed forces. As scouts and as scouters they prepare the younger,boys and also them-
selves for the trials and hardships which they must meet in this time of war.
The Boy Scouts offer the boys of today great opportunities to help build up character.
In our town the Scouts offer the boys recreation and opportunities to occupy themselves
and so keep out of mischief, keep their minds on worthwhile things, and off the troubles
which confront the whole country today. At their weekly meetings Scouts are taught to
obey and respect their superiors, they are taught different kinds of trades, first aid, and
highway signaling. Troop 97 has a registered First Aid instructor and everyone is given
the course. When a boy takes his 2nd Class test he must know his signalling well. The
latest subject taken up is Aviation, for those who wish to become air scouts. At present
we have no full patrol of air scouts but we aim at making our troops outstanding in this
line of aviation.
Another outstanding program of troop 97 is that of the Rifle Class. The scoutmaster
is a registered instructor and he has assistant scouts to help in giving lessons. Not only
scouts but others too are admitted to these courses. Almost every scout in our town has
learned by this just how to use and how to handle a gun.
During these grave times our boys have done much to help in all kinds of war efforts.
They gave a helping hand in the U.S.O. drive and put it over the top. In the paper drive
they worked hard and had great success, they help the home guard and Wherever there
is a program or a drive for our boys in service they are among the first and most active.
-4A. S. Raymond Klaiber.
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When I awoke this morning
I quickly said my prayers,
I washed, then combed my hair
Then hurried down the stairs.
I didn't eat my breakfast,
The time was close to nine,
1 knew that I must hurry
To get to school on time.
Once there, I started bravely
Prepared for a long day's work
' I had taken for a Lenten resolution
My duties no more I'd shirk.
In Religion class I got tired
At History began to grow sick,
In study there was work for me, waiting
And to do it, I had to be quick.
So I sharpened up my pencil,
Got out my paper and books-
When still I didn't get started
The teacher gave me grave looks.
When ended the study period,
My work was not half done,
But why should I fret or worry?
There's another hour to come.
I then went home for dinner,
Came back at a quarter to one.
I now made a firm resolution
That my work would surely be done.
My bookkeeping kept me busy,
Not a moment for study was free,
My work must be done next period.
If not, then pity poor mel
The teacher had warned me this morning
By tomorrow my Work must be in,
If now I neglect to do it,
I fear I'll be guilty of sin.
Along then comes next morning
No work, no study done,
I dare not face my teacher
I'll evade her on a run.
, I still have part of the morning
Perhaps I can do all then,
If it's not finished this period
I'll do it-God only knows when.
Girls' Names-See Preceding Page
Top row: Left to right: Pauline Busch, Thecla
Werner, Helen Welz, Doris Lyons, Margaret Ri-
gard, Ioyce Smith, Elsie Schauer, Alice Baumer,
Pauline Busch, Audrey Dinsmore, Eileen
Schauer, Helen Welz.
Second row' Mar Ann Catalone Thecla
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Werner, Eileen Schauer, Pauline Busch, Marian
Heary, Helen Marie Auman.
Third row: Norma lean Meyer, Elsie Schnei-
der, Ioyce Smith, Bernice Herzing, Martha Bles-
sel, Mildred Rupprecht, Edna Geeck, Eugenia
Meyer, Dolores Schneider.
Fourth row: Eyleen Meyer, Eileen Lecker,
Letetia Grotzinger, Alice Fischer, Mary Louise
Fifth row: Florence Wickett, Elsie Schauer,
Rose Celin, Audrey Dinsmore, Monica Rupprecht,
Mary Louise Shields, Alice Brennen, Pauline
Busch, Alice Hoffman, Elsie Schauer, Helen
Boys' Names-See Next Page
1, Howard Dippold, 2, Harold Seelye, 3, Pat-
rick McKee, 4, Harrison Smith, 5, Raymond Klai-
ber, 6, Raymond Leuschel, 7, Donald Wegemer,
9, Iohn Ershek, 10, Gregory Schlimm, ll, Robert
Eberl, 12, Francis Meier, 13, Paul Lecker, 14,
7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, are
respectively: Meier, Dippold, Wegemer, Eberl,
Ellnaiber, Schlimm, Lecker, Smith, McKee, Lecker,
Groups A, -B, C, D, E, F G, H. A-Front row,
McKee, Meier, Smith, Back-Seelye, B-Klaiber,
Ershek, Simbeck, Lecker, C-Klaiber, Dippold,
Wegemer, Eberl, D-Simbeck, Dippold, Wege-
mer, Meier, E-Wegemer, Seelye, Lecker, Dip-
pold, Klaiber, Leuschel, Smith, F-Wegemer,
Meier, Klaiber, G-Dippold, Wegemer, Meier,
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SENIOR GIRLS' PROPHECY
NE afternoon, while musing on bygone days,
the thought suddenly came to me, "Where
are the light-hearted boys and girls of Cen-
tral High my companions of the graduating class
of l944?" How happy we were to receive our
diplomas and set sail on the sea of life to "Paddle
our own Canoes".
No doubt, after these few years my companions
are scattered far over many states. Where shall I
look for them? This problem confronted me for
many days, but suddenly it was solved by a sur-
prise visit from Helen Marie Auman, my old friend
and classmate, now a famous authoress.
After chatting with me for some time, Helen pre-
sented me with a copy of her latest book, "A Dec-
ade of Progress", which was an autographed copy,
beautifully bound with our class colors, green and
gray, and dedicated to the Crusaders of l944. On
the first few pages were photographs of our faculty
and a color print of our school.
Enthusiastically I paged on to the pictures of the
class of 1944-how I miss them!
There was Marian Heary, the head of a physical
training program and a teacher much devoted to
her pupils and work. I eagerly scanned the con-
tents of the remaining pages and I shall try to
relate to you the progress of our classmates as
given in Helen's book.
Eugenia Meyer is employed in a smart dress
shop in San Francisco. She has designed many
new styles. Margaret Rigard, who has been named
head of the National Intelligence Bureau in Wash-
ington spends her spare time writing prized edi-
torials. Pauline Busch is a surgeon in Philadel-
phia. Edna Geeck, a world famous poet, has
astounded the public with another of her great
works-" Au Revoir." Norma Ieanne Meyer, a
valued employee in Audrey Dinsmore's co-opera-
tive drug store in Chicago, uses her genial smile
to her own advantage when advertising a new
tooth paste. Thecla Werner, a brillian artist, and
Eyleen Meyer, a talented elocutionist, share a large
New York apartment. Alice Brennen with her
silvery voice has sung for the past three seasons
in the Metropolitan Opera, her masterpiece being
the Habanera from Carmen. No little surprise
greeted me in learning that Mary Louise Shields
is the Superintendent of a Denver Physical Culture
School and that Doris Lyons is acting in the capac-
ity of business manager. Eileen Lecker, Florence
Wickett, Alice Hoffman and Martha Blessel, all
happily married, had formed a club, their chief
topic of conversation being "Four Little Iuniorsf'
Elsie Schauer of the All Girl Orchestra was report-
ed making a tour of the world with that interna-
tionally known pianist, Bernice Herzing. Eileen
Schauer and Helen Welz, original interior decora-
tors are remodeling Delores Schneider's Pittsburgh
beauty salon. Alice Fischer is engaged as a teach-
er in the Cook County High School in Illinois. Mary
Ann Catalone, 'head of the Cook County Hospital,
is rooming with Alice. Mary Ann has just dis-
covered a serum against the germ which causes
colds. Mildred Rupprecht has taken over Lowell
Thomas's position with the Sunoco Oil Company.
Rose Celin has been advanced to an important
post-that of Mr. Anthony on the good-will hour.
Monica Rupprecht is head bookkeeper at Elsie
Schneider's New Orleans Delicatessen. Letetia
Grotzinger and Ioyce Smith are efficient nurses at
the Misericordia Hospital, New York City.
As all good things must come to an end, so, too,
fared my viewing the "Decade of Progress" with
its captivating information. That night my old
classmates and the good times we had had to-
gether repeatedly occurred in my dreams. Upon
awakening I resolved that my next vacation should
be spent visiting my friends of former days.
Oh, the still darkness of the nightl
What is more enticing-
Nothing so enchanting as this sight.
A certain strangeness fills the airl
Ever mild zephyrs flow along-
Creatingtsomething fragrant and rare.
Beauty is 'before our eyes!
Happy thoughts and silence too-
Ere the morning sun doth rise.
DARKNESS BRINGS OUT THE STARS
COur Class Mottoj
S the stars are invisible during the day, obscured by the more brilliant light of the
sun, and appear in the darkness of the night, so the greater the gloom, the more
prominent are those men and Women who lead on to justice. Our motto, "Darkness
Brings Out the Stars," is especially appropriate now in these times of war and destruction.
Today stars shine from the windows of millions of American homesg blue stars, silver
stars, and gold stars. Those valiant men and women whom the stars represent are shining
each in his own special place, as sentries on watch in the encampment of the skies, trying
to make right a world that has forgotten its God. They are fighting that our Christian
ideals may predominate.
If we go back over the pages of history, We find at each time darkness and disaster
covered the world, there was someone who appeared suddenly-as a star to light the
way. As one of the outstanding examples there was Saint Ioan of Arc. While the Eng-
lish were overrunning the north of France, their future conqueror, untutored in worldly
wisdom, was peacefully tending her flock, and learning the Wisdom of God at a wayside
shrine. ' But hearing "Voices" from Heaven and bidden by Saint Michael, who appeared to
her, to deliver her country from the enemy, she hastened to the king-and convinced him of
her divine mission. Scarcely did her banner, inscribed, "Jesus, Mary," appear on the
battlefield than she raised the seige of Orleans and led Charles VH to be crowned at
As a second example, Saint Bernard, who preached the Crusade, dispatched two
splendid armies against the infidel Turk, triumphing over him: and by his fervor, elo-
quence, and miracles, kindled the enthusiasm of Christendom.
Again, Saint Pius V manifested his power at the battle of Lepanto, where in October
l57l by the holy league which he had formed but still more by his prayers to the great
Mother of God, the aged Pontiff crushed the Ottoman forces and saved Christendom from
the Turks. '
ln World War I, the Little Flower of Iesus, patroness of the men in service, many times
let fall a shower of roses at the request of her clients as they pleaded to her for assistance.
Never did she refuse to listen to them.
In the absence of fears and troubles, many people forget about God, His Mother and
the Saints. They live quite independent of supernatural aid, but when disaster comes,
they immediately turn to God for help.
God gave each of us a special place on earth in which we may perform our duties,
brighten a little corner of the universe and gladden the lives of others Whom we may influ-
ence, just as each star lightens'a small area in the firmament. If We obey God's Com-
mandments, we too will shine as stars: some luminous, some less radiant and some faintly
perceptible. Of course, we all hope to be among the brightest stars, so in time of dark-
ness twe can lead others to perform good deeds in order that they may ,attain heaven and
their places as stars in eternity.
"The star-spangled banner now flies in a star-spangled land. What a changed Amer-
ica this would be if every watcher of these stars, like Wise men, saw that they lead to God
and to Him offered gifts."
When Our Lord, Iesus Christ, died on the cross there was darkness, and it took dark-
ness to make the Iews see that Iesus was truly God. Not until this darkness deepened,
did they see or believe it. As Monsignor Sheen so beautifully asserts, "May not too many
of our blue stars turn to gold before We begin to love one another with the love with which
He has loved us. Would that with as many eyes as stars, we looked on God, and prayed
and hoped and loved that the dawn of peace might come 'and the Light of the World come
to us again all over the world."
QBoys. St. Marys Schoolj
WELVE years ago in the autumn of 1932 a timid group of six-year-olds were brought
by their parents to the Sister of the first grade at the St. Marys Parochial School. For
these boys the day of graduation was cr far distant date in an uncertain future. But,
the initiation to the classroom this day was the first step toward that goal. Step by step,
each lesson learned, each problem solved, each mistake corrected, was a means of mak-
ing that day more certain.
Looking back upon it now as we stand on the threshold of our graduation day we
realize that everything we were taught is of great importance and the time has flown all
too quickly to grasp all we might have learned. We were taught addition which led us
on to higher mathematics, we learned letters that helped to convey our thoughts to others
and to understand the things we read, history and geography were travels to far off
countries and to different peoples whose customs aided in making our present life more
convenient or pleasant.
During our school career we were told a story which was begun the day we were
admitted to the classroom and has continued from that day to this and will remain with
us during the remainder of our lives. It was the story of a little Boy born in a manger
in a lowly stable. He grew into manhood, loving all men as His brothers and was
weighed down with a great sorrow that all men didn't love each other as they ought. He
did good to everyone and taught its, true meaning and died at the hands of the people he
loved best, praying in His last hour for those who put Him to death.
This was our greatest lesson. Gthers were of lesser importance yet necessary to do
the work assigned us to earn the necessities of life in some useful occupation and to put
to proper use the -talent God had given us, to be stepping stones on the way to our eter-
nal destiny. Have we learned our lessons well?
DREVERIES IN THE STUDY HALL
ERE as I sit in the study hall preparing Virgil my mind wanders from the travels of
Aeneas and drifts to distant places, and other peoples of ancient timesg or my eyes
wander from my books and I look out of the window, my thoughts far from the study
hall. Dreamily I stare into the briaht green world all sunshiny and sweet smellingp books
are forgotten and the attraction of boating, fishing and swimming take their place. Study
hall is alwavs the hardest place in which for me to concentrate. I even think of things
that miaht have been, the things I should have done and the things I could have done.
I sit here now and think of the forty-five minutes of golden opportunity given me here and
now to aet something good accomplished. And I think of the twenty-seven hundred sec-
onds of silver lore that could be gleaned in time so great yet thought so short by most
of us. Two thousand seven hundred seconds for earnest study and proper intention will
net us benefits greater than all the golden and silver bullion in the world could bestow.
With these reflections my thoughts come home but not to stay. Soon I begin trying to
study the attitude of other pupils toward work. There I see a boy or girl sitting at the
desk talking to someone else, one reading a paper or a magazine that he shouldn't have
and I know that that one is not a student. There I see another boy who is at his desk
with his work before him, earnestly endeavoring to get his assignment, stopping only
to give aid to a schoolmate or to ask assistance in his lessons. I know that there is a
student that takes his work seriously and that he will make good.
Study hall is the place to day-dream, to study character, and to reminisce. Time there
passes quickly and pleasantly but not in study.
Oops, there's the bell! I have to go to Latin Classl
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WELVE years we have spent at school and soon will be the end. Earnest study filled
our days. Many things have happened, many things been learned since that mem-
orable day twelve years ago when we first entered school.
Help was given us all along the line, by our teachers, who left nothing undone to im-
part to us necessary knowledge and proper training. Sometimes we were encouraged,
sometimes punished, according as we had tried or had been neglectful of studies. We were
encouraged to attend daily Mass, were given opportunities for frequent confession and
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o y ommunion so that by the incessant flow of graces we may be able to keep our
souls pure and free from sin. .
Now we are Seniors soon to graduate into a life bf hardships, sorrows, joys, pleasures,
and responsibilities of our own. Will we be worthy of the training given us?
Often as future years go by, we shall look back with gratitude upon these our school
days, perhaps with a longing that we could go back to them once more.
, -Iohn Ershe k.
When evening shadows fall, My heart is sad and very weary,
And twilight comes to all, I am disturbed and oh, so dreary,
There isn't much that I can say There isn't much that I can say
I meant to do my work today. I meant to do my work today.
I said my prayers and went to bed,
With resolutions in my head,
For something I would have to say
I meant to do my work today.
- -Bernice I-Ierzing.
OOKS are among the best things offered for our enjoyment today. There are books of
reference, books of history, books for amusement, books on morals, books on every
subject under the sun, for you to choose from. When all is quiet, when friends have
gone, when old age creeps upon us and life's interests wane, a good book will arouse our
interest, will be a friend that helps us while away the lonely hours, in a pleasurable way.
There are books for all ages and for all temperaments. One need only try to find the
right one adapted to our needs or liking. Let us then make friends with books and build
up a library of our own. Instead of spending all our money for shows, movies, sweets and
treats let us form the habit of using some for a book now and then. Soon our library will
grow and with it our interest grows, and as this grows our hours spent with books will in-
crease, because there we find treasures we can cherish and keep forever.
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THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF MASS
E students of the Catholic schools have the opportunity of attending Holy Mass
every day before class hours. What better way could there be to begin the day?
God's blessing descends upon us in a measure beyond our comprehension. He,
the Author of grace, looks lovingly upon us as we present to Him His Divine Son in the
same sacrifice as that enacted upon Calvary, for our redemption. What better way to get
the courage and perseverance to perform faithfully the duties of our school, of preparing
for the future, and of securing our final destiny. Trials and temptations will always beset
usp we'll need a storehouse of graces upon which to draw every day of our lives.
At Holy Mass we are united in spirit with all the good people throughout the world in
this one great sacrifice and we partake of their merits. Besides, We get help and benefits
to bring others to God who but for our prayers and good Works, would forever be deprived
of the happiness of knowing their Creator and Redeemer.
We all have need of friends, But God is our greatest Friend, who is always with us, in
time of trouble as well as in time of happiness. Then why should we not go to Him daily
in the great Sacrifice of His Love and there seal our friendship between Him and us and
our dear ones throughout all eternity. -Robert Eberl.
FUNDS FOR TI-IE MISSIONS
HE students of Catholic Central High have contributed generously to the Catholic
Missions during the past year. The need for funds for the Missions seemed to be
greatly realized by the students and they aave wholeheartedly to this worthy cause.
To bring home to the student body the dire needs of the missions and the good our
missionaries accomplish, moving pictures were shown during the course of the year and
various talks given by the Fathers in charge of the Mission Crusade. They impressed upon
us the need of such organizations. At the suggestion of some of the student officers of
our school, mite boxes were passed around, students being free to give what their gen-
erosity or charity prompted. Among the Senior boys, this was done during religion class
and turned out to be a very successful arrangement. Throughout the year, the students
gave more and more generously and we hope the good beginning will continue to bedr
fruit in all future years.
Let us here and now resolve as we say farewell to our school days, to keep up the
good work during the rest of our lives. -Gregory Schlimm.
' AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY
N Independence Day, Iuly 4, 1943, a Field Mass was celebrated for the boys and
girls in the armed service of our country. lt was sponsored by the local Knights
of Columbus who worked zealously to erect an altar and to get everything in
readiness for the occasion. The altar, which was erected on the south side of the Chest-
nut Street Park, had for its background the American flag that had been purchased and
displayed when the boys of our town returned from World War I.
The Holy Sacrifice was celebrated by one of St. Marys own sons who had consecrated
his life to God's service in the priesthood. This priest, Reverend Father Gilbert Straub,
O.S.B., also delivered the sermon, a very impressive talk on what this celebration meant
to all present and 'to those called upon to endure the hardships of war, as well as, to
those who are called upon to suffer privations and' anxieties for their loved ones in the
Despite the inclement weather, there were hundreds present at the ceremonies, and
united their prayers with the celebrant at Mass for the boys and girls in service, for a
speedy cessation of hostilities, and a just peace for all.
Opposite this page are a few scenes taken during the celebration, showing Priests,
Sisters, Knights and others surrounding the altar during the services. All were deeply im-
pressed by the solemnity and many an earnest prayer went up to Heaven that God may
show mercy to those in battle and bring our own dear ones safely home. '
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A MOTHER'S VIGIL
S she knelt in the quiet church, her loving face softly lighted by the flickering sanc-
tuary lamp, the gentle Aves rose like incense from her soul, each bead as a loving
gem in the chain of memories of happy days gone by. Tears dimmed her eyes and,
like a vision, a tiny, laughing babe nestled close to her breast, entirely unaware of the evil
that would later befall him.
The beads slipped steadily through her fingers, and as she prayed and reflected, the
tiny tot again appeared, cautiously picking out his first steps, looking to her for encourage-
ment, placing confidence in her constant care. He strode forward, and he knew that at
every step throughout his life, be it for mischief or for good, his mother would be there
to help and support him. ' '
Almost like a bubble, this vision of the chubby baby burst into new form of the boy
grown into a sturdy young lad proudly wearing his new Boy Scout uniform. Then was
seen a white hospital room, and her lad's drawn, pain-racked face as he struggled to re-
cover from a dread disease, and the mother's heart filled with thanks to God for his de-
liverance from the hands of Death. -
The candles flickered and went out, still she knelt there, visioning her son's gradua--
tion from high school. How much he knew, to what heights of success he would reach!
How manly he looked as he proudly introduced his first girl friend to her! And then-
December 71 Stark realism of the memory of the dayl He told her of his enlistment in
the Army Air Corps and this made her gasp for fear. Icy fingers clutched her heart as
she stood at the station bravely smiling through her tears, waving good-bye. Would he
come back? -
Another span of time advanced as the thought of his first furlough stood out before
her-a handsome lieutenant then, proudly wearing his silver wings. She struggled des-
perately to efface the next vision from her mind-the messenge handing her the telegram,
she could even yet feel her fingers tremble as she opened it and read, "We regret to in-
form you-". Yes, he had died a hero's death, shot down in his flight over Germany, giv-
ing his life to spare those of his crew. Tremulous sobs shook the mother's body as she
thanked God for keeping him safely within His Sacred Heart. Her throat ached with tears
as she realized their plans would not come true in this world, but she knew her son had
died to make the country a better place for all to live in and some day, perhaps soon,
she would once again be reunited with him in God's own "United Nation."
. -Pauline Busch.
HIS PART IN THE PRESENT WORLD CONFLICT
T was a foggy, dreary day, and Private Remege was Wondering if those at home were
doing cis much for freedom as he was called upon to do. With heavy and drooping
shoulders he wrapped the half pup tent about him and crawled into the oozy, muddy
foxhole that was to be his protection for the night, from the flying fragments and shells
about him. He fell into a heavy, restless sleep and in a dream got his answer.
Brother Iim was out that day buying a few ten-cent war stamps. Iim's family was not
well-to-do and the money he lent to Uncle Sam had to be earned by hard work and long
hours, collecting scrap, waste fats, and old newspapers.
Even though Iim was quite fatigued after his tiresome work he was not too tired to
stop off at St. Ann's Cathedral to say a few earnest prayers, coming from the depth of
his heart, for'his absent brother. Iim then left the church and hurried home, there to write
a letter to his pal brother, Private Remege. On the way he got an idea that it would be
a good thing to collect a few books and magazines of noted Catholic authors and send
these to his brother. This he did at once. Another thought occurred to him and this too,
he put into execution. He influenced a neighbor to give a pint of blood to the Red Cross
Mobile Unit that night and regretted that he was not old enough to give some of his blood
-he was only sixteen. '
Tears of gratitude appeared in Private R's eyes and a pleased smile hovered about
his lips. He had his answer. When he awoke next morning he determined that little lim
would never be exposed to the hardships that he had to endure if it lay in his power to
prevent it. ,
All of us can act on the home front as Iim did.
. VICTORY '
When the great strife is done Some will be lonely and sad
Reconstruction has begun They mourn for the sons they had,
To make this world anew The boy who has not returned
And fit for me and youg To the home for which he had yearned.
When guns have ceased to roar May God send them peace from above
And peace reigns here once more -In His tender, merciful love,
The world will gratefully pray And assure them they'11 meet their son
That God has granted this day. Where he's happy o'er victories won.
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OUR MAY ALTAR
ACH year, on the day preceding the opening of the beautiful month of
, May, special preparations are made in the high school for the erection
of a little shrine in honor of the Blessed Mother of God.
All the pupils are anxious to gain the indulgences and the special bless-
ings that accrue from the additional prayers that are said during the month
For the beautiful altar that is put up in the main corridor all the pupils
are requested to bring flowers and candles to add to its attractiveness.
Each day the flowers are looked after and the candles are lit. The pu-
pils of different classes vie with each other in trying to enhance the beauty of
the altar which they visit every free minute and feel lost when it is taken
down. The photographs that are taken for a future remembrance of the
May altar serve as a constant reminder to each student always to be loyal
to the Blessed Mother.
THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
HE students of St. Marys Catholic High School again this year participated
in the annual Religious ceremonies of the enthronernent of Christ the King.
Every year the entire student body assembles before the altar to pay homage
to the Sacred Heart. The program consists of prayer and hymns in honor
of our Saviour, and a short sermon delivered by one of the Reverend Fathers,
and an Act of Consecration to Christ the King. This is done so as to bring
us closer to Christ throughout the year.
The honor of erecting the altar has been given to the Senior boys and
nothing is left undone to make this Divine King's throne as beautiful as pos-
sible. Each year's class tries to outdo its predecessors in this work of love,
and We know that as class follows class through the years, the Senior boys
will not fail to keep up this tradition.
-Paul I. Lecker.
ANDREW KAUL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
EYOND the city limits of St. Marys along the State Highway there stands
an imposing structure built of native sandstone. lt is the Andrew Kaul
Memorial hospital built for the purpose of affording every possible help to the
inhabitants of this and neighboring towns. lt is a relief and a comfort to
know that in every emergency caused by sickness or accident there is a place
at hand where all such cases can be taken care of immediately by expert
physicians, surgeons, and efficient nurses ever ready to give the best of care
to every patient entrusted to them. A resident chaplain is in constant attend-
ance ever ready to minister to the spiritual wants of the patients. Other
ministers of religion are called promptly when asked for by any one desiring
to see them. Surely we have reason to be grateful for having in our midst
an institution so helpful towards the alleviation of sufferng and the tender care
bestowed upon our dear ones in time of sickness.
-H. D., H. S., G. S.
They're of all shapes and sizes
You'll find them on trees
Their colors are gorgeous
Yet they're just leaves.
They come and they go
With the seasons each year
When in Autumn they fall
None sheds a tear.
To trees they give beauty
To birds they give homes
To God they give glory
To us they give poems.
l think that l shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree
A tree Whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer Wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
A A -Selected.
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MONTE CASSINO: A LIGHTHOUSE FALLS
NTIL a few months ago, few people in the United States had heard of Monte Cas-
sino but the recent bombings cmd complete destruction that have taken place have
brought to every reader or listener of the radio a knowledge of this l,400-year-old
abbey, the "Cradle of the Benedictine Order", and after Rome, the center of Christian
history, the light of the dark centuries of the migration of nations from which Christian
culture had spread to the entire world. . ,
To this rugged mountain height 1200 feet above the city, the founder of "Western
Monasticism", Saint Benedict, came to sow the seed of the Faith which grew into a tree,
so large as to receive into its branches the whole of Europe and to civilize and sanctify
men by a simple, sensible rule, the essence of which is, "to work and pray" or "to pray
The first attack on Monte Cassino was as early as the year 580 when it was pillaged
by Lombards. Then, too, surviving monks fled to Rome. For a period of one hundred
thirty years it was almost desertedg, no regular community lived there.
In the year 7l8 the abbey was restored by Gregory ll. A new church was built over
St. Benedict's tomb. This, with other buildings, was consecrated in 748 by Pope Zach-
ary, himself. Toward the middle of the ninth century the Saracens attacked and overran
the abbey, killing the abbot' and many monks. Within two years the restoration was
In spite of earlier invasions of the barbarians, in spite of robbery, war and liquida-
tions, truckloads of priceless treasures, salvaged by the monks from the ravages of time,
remained to be carried off by the Nazis in 1944. For each time the monks were driven
from their home, they carried with them, not sacks of gold, but rare books and precious
manuscripts, that we of today might share in the heritage of learning gathered at such
cost by our forefathers.
Until recent weeks, the monastery still possessed a library of 20,000 volumes con-
sisting of rare books dating from the invention of printing down to the nineteenth cen-
tury. Since the suppression of l866, the monks have been too poor to keep the library
up to date. The archives still contained one of the most valuable collections in the world
of manuscript codices and original grants and charters, dating back to the eighth and
ninth centuries and bearing the signatures of Charlemagne and his successors. Of these
more than twelve truckloads have been carried off by the invaders.
The abbey coat of arms bears the emblem of the stump of an oak tree pushing out
new shoots, which symbolizes that, though Monte Cassino has suffered the most complete
destruction at present, the order is not dead and though temporarily crushed, the spirit
still lives. There will be a resurrection.
In 1929, to commemorate the fifteenth centenary of Monte Cassino the monks built a
lighthouse on the roof of the monastery. Now this lighthouse has fallen among the ruins
and though the physical flame may not soon be lighted, the light of Faith which it sym-
bolized burns ever brighter. The glory that was Benedictine was not produced in ease
and in soft garments, nor will the sufferings and sorrows of the twentieth century keep
them from softening the modern pagan, that out of destruction may come order, out of
discouragement, confidencep out of decay, beautyp and we trust that even a more beauti-
ful building will be built in which men may continue to give glory to God by "prayer
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THE MOTHER OF A BOY IN SERVICE
SERVICE mother deserves to be paid great tribute, for she has given up her son
that he might make this country a safe and peaceful home. Keenly she suffers his
absence, a bit of joy is afforded her only through the mail that she receives. Fre-
quently she writes to him, knowing that mail means more to him than anything else be-
cause it keeps him in contact with home.
Only through prayer, her chief solace, she realizes that this war will end and her
son will return safely home.
Her mother heart swells with pride when she thinks of the noble work her boy is
doing. Proudly, but with grief in her heart, she gazes at the service flag prominently
displayed in her home where passersby often get a glimpse of it.
When the subject arises as to the welfare of her boy, she is grateful to God that he
is well provided for, both spiritually and physically. His prized letters contain news of
the Catholic chaplain who is ever solicitous for his welfare, of his frequent reception of the
sacraments, and his regular examinations by physicians to safeguard his health. Should
he be sent to foreign parts, she is confident the Red Cross will render him aid whenever
he is in need.
What shall We say of the Gold Star mother? Words are inadequate to describe her
loneliness! Only a mother who has lost a loved one can picture the sorrow of a Gold
Star mother. To her, who has been called upon to make the supreme sacrifice, should
be given the greatest tribute.
Yes, service mothers are the most important figures of this war because they are the
ones who keep up the morale of their sons, they are the ones for whom all our boys are
fighting, they are the ones to whom our servicemen want to return.
-Mary Lou Shields.
THE AWAKENING or NATURE .
HEN March opens her doors and invites Mr. Sun, with his warm rays, to come in
to do a little refreshing work every day, then spring is drawing near. The snow
remains on the hill tops,,while the valleys become greeny the trees shoot forth
their fresh new buds and once again are clothed in a verdant splendor, robins, bluebirds,
and other early birds, newly arrived from their southern Winter homes, chirp to one another
from tree to tree seeming to discuss in which tree they will build their summer home.
The winter grain changes its drab vesture, takes on a rich bright green and covers the
hill with a soft velvet carpet. The timid deer, with tender fawns hovering close to their
mothers, are seen making an evening meal in the wheat field, thus making a picturesque
appearance in the green wonderland with a freshly plowed field as a background and the
setting sun shining on their soft tan coats.
ln the distance extends the grazing pasture, with the cattle and sheep cropping
the fresh grass. The spring rains have made a flood of the creek-bed and the rushing
waters hurry on their way, adding at every short distance another freshet from the hills.
Far beyond rises the forest with the chokecherry and Iune-berry trees bursting into
brightness with their white-blossom frocks, resting there quite calmly as so much cotton
against the background of evergreens.
The kind, understanding farmer unhitches his team and prepares for the evening
chores, while the crickets sing a sweet melody to tell everyone they are happy that the
long winter is over. The frogs also send their deep and solemn greeting, and although
in a lower tone, they are glad to add their share to the joy of living. lt is good to hear
That patch of violets over there along the path, their little blue heads popping up
among the green grass, wishing to be seen, add not a little to the general beauty. How
pretty they look!
'Yes, the glorious, wonderful spring is here at lastl All Nature seems tajoin in a
new song in praise of its Creator.
THE PRAYER FRONT '
HE present World War has broughtlthe American nation closer to religion and closer
to God. Parents of boys and girls in service leave them in the trust of God and pray
daily for them and their safety. Chaplains in the Army and Navy are doing their
utmost to bring comfort through prayer to boys in service, in the camps, on the battle-
fields, and to the wounded and dying in the hospitals. I
Churches of all denominations have Chaplains in both the Army and the Navy. The
boys write home telling of religious services they have had in the mountains, on the
deserts, on the sea, and behind the battle lines. Some who have neglected religious
duties have returned to prayer and have found much comfort in it.
ln St. Marys all churches have services in which people pray for the safety of those
in the service. Rosary Leagues have been formed, religious hymns have beenlrewritten
to patriotic themes and prayers recited in public by all the people.
Today people realize that without hope and trust in God the war cannot end, there-
fore, they know that with prayer, they shall obtain a final victory.
HEAR the tramp of soldiers, the roaring of the planes, the explosions of the guns and
the bursting of bombs. Then I see a lonely figure creeping along in the thick, deep
jungle. Soon he falls beside a tree. I see him grasping his rosary as he begins to
pray. But the pain resulting from the shot received in battle is beyond his endurance.
Then a voice is heard amidst the utter stillness. The soldier cries out in his last breath,
"Lord, forgive them for they know not what they do."
' No more shall this brave soldier see the bloody fields or his comrades fall beneath
him. He will have no more guns to fire, no more tramping the swamp lands, no further
fears of the horrors of war. He has given his life for God and his country, to preserve the
freedom of 'the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.
T so happens there are a few coincidences connected with our graduating class. This
is the year l944 or simply '44. There are exactly 44 graduates in our class. To make
this number of 44, there are 31 girls and coincidently-the turning around of this
amount will give us the number of boys-13. ,
Does this seem odd? Well maybe, but it's just the 44 of '44,
l --Eileen Schauer.
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TO A SERVICE BOY
He gave his heart, he gave his hand
To help defend our precious land.
He chose the way, though hard it be,
To quickly bring us libertyg
To free a world with sorrow filledg
Avenge those others who were killedg
To sweep the world of men who fight
Against the principles of right.
He went away, his head held high,
But realized that he might die.
Still off he went, so calm, so brave,
To gain the freedom we all crave.
He is so loyal, brave, and true.
l'm certain he will see it through.
I love him sog there is no other,
No one else quite like my brother.
-Norma Ieanne Meyer.
OUR BOYS IN SERVICE
HE class of '44 has dedicated their year book to the parents of the boys and girls' in
service. We were anxious to get photos of everyone of the boys in service who were
former members of our class but not succeeding in this we append the names of those
whose pictures do not appear.
We also tried to get photographs of all that graduated during our four years of high
school and volunteered or were called by Uncle Sam shortly after graduation. In this too,
we met with disappointments. Below are the names of those we failed to get and that do
not appear on the plates.
Our former classmates now in service: A PAL OF OURS
Charles Ehrensberger Raymond Hoffman WOUNDED IN ACTION
William Lecker Edward Rollick I
Graduates oi 1943 now in service:
loseph Wortman Robert Lenze
Gerald Schloder lohn Kuntz
Graduates of 1942 now in service:
William Kronenwetter George Hammer
Albert Hoffman Gail Wiesner
Graduates of 1941 now in service:
Robert Mclntyre Paul Sorg
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MOST beautiful honor roll has lately been prepared in memory of our boys and
girls in service who have graduated from St. Marys Catholic High School during
past years. This honor roll was dedicated and handed over to the school during a
program held on March 12, 1944. The principal speaker on this occasion was Reverend
Father Daley of Emporium who gave an interesting talk to the audience, consisting mostly
of the parents of the boys and girls in service. The Senior Class of our school was invited
and all were happy to be given the privilege.
The Chairman of the program was Mr. Carl Salter, and he succeeded in making pleas-
ant every minute of the evening. Andrew Bayer, the President of the Alumni, addressed
the assembly in a few words in memory of George Finfinger, a member of his class, who
was reported missing after an air raid over Germany, February 10, 1944.
Music and songs formed part of the program. All joined in the singing of popular
airs and a cheerful and happy evening was spent.
THE UNI'I'ED STATES CADET NURSE CORPS
ANY achievements on the home front have advanced war efforts. By economy in
the use of foods, paper, wearing apparel, and other essentials, by the conserva-
tion of commodities, such as fuel, gas, rubber and electricity, by the limited
time given to recreation and travel, by girls and women replacing men in their war jobs,
by buying war bonds and stamps, the boys at the front have been remarkably aided in
their attempt to bring back a stabilized order to all nations.
One of the most admirable ways in which the girls have helped their country has
been enlisting in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Many of us may not know just
what is the purpose of this organization. lt is a plan to finance and speed up a gigantic
program of nurse education to meet the national shortage of nurses.
War had taken the graduate nurses from hospitals, health agencies, schools, and insti-
tutions, but the demand for nurses was greater than ever before. Some plan was needed,
On February 15, 1943, Congresswoman Frances P. Bolton of Ohio introduced the Cadet
Nurse Corps plan to Congress. It was adopted and acted-upon immediately.
Already more than nine hundred schools of nursing are enrolled under this plan. In
order to obtain the benefits of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps, a girl is required to
engage in essential nursing as long as the war lasts: upon completion of her training she
is free to choose either military or civilian service, as she desires.
Nursing is one of the most respected professions for women, and an excellent prep-
aration for successful living.
Several of the girls in our class this year have enlisted in the United States Cadet
Nurse Corps. They are to be congratulated upon their choice of the beneficial course
they have selected.
H -Margaret Rigard.
OUR GREAT MEN
ODAY, all the nations of the world are looking for men who can show their bravery
and courage, who can lead the people to order and safety. Who is doing more for
humanity than our boys? Giving up their homes and their jobs, they go out into all
parts of the world, fearless, and brave. They drill day and night, sleep in mud, dirt and
sometimes water, and when their work is finished here in camp, they are sent overseas
to encounter something they never thought they had the courage to face. Some are
wounded, crippled, and some give up their lives for the love of their country. Bravery
is Written on their countenances because they are filled with the thought that there is
something for which they are fightingg their homes, their mothers, their children, wives,
and most of all, that dear country, which they all love so well, America, the land in which
they can enjoy "Peace"
When we see the flag now, we think of the brave and courageous men fighting in
this war, brothers, fathers, sons, and sweethearts. Let us pay tribute to the greatest men
in the history of this war, our service men.
Some of our graduates will be contributing their services to their country. We hope
they will be among the greatest of our men. Prayer and sacrifice will help them to reach
their goal. Let us give them our whole-hearted support.
SCOUTING AND THE WAR
HEN considering Scouting one is naturally inclined to think of nothing but camp-
fires, hikes, and the like. This pertains to Scouts, but they also have many useful
motives such as is expressed in the Girl Scout promise and laws. Since the be-
ginning of this present conflict they have performed many tasks which they have under-
taken wholeheartedly to bring aid to our country.
They began their work by soliciting funds for the United Service Organizations which
have been established to provide entertainment for our boys. They have aided the Red
Cross by weaving blankets, knitting sweaters, scarfs, and the like, and preparing surgical
dressings. They have also performed many services which do not come under these two
headings but are very appropriately under the heading "Miscellaneous". These include
making scrap books for the United Service Organization center, collecting rosaries to be
sent to the camps and collecting, sorting, and sending silk stockings to silk mills to be
made into parachutes.
They also have another task in which the people on the home front are involved,
as well as those in service. They are doing volunteer work at the hospitals and selling
and buying war stamps and bonds.
The Girl Scout promises to do her duty to God and country. This is carried out in a
most praiseworthy manner, if in addition to compliance with her country's laws, she at-
tends daily Mass, makes a daily holy hour, and participates in the special services that
are held for peace and for all who are engaged in their country's service. Without God
we can accomplish nothing, is true in all instances, but especially in regard to bringing
this terrible war to an end.
THE APOSTLE or PEACE
OGETHER with Cardinal Gasparri, Papal Secretary of State, the future Pius XII, even
before his election as pope, showed himself more than capable of dealing with the
situations created by the World War. His mastery of the German language and lit-
erature, his continued interest in all religious, political, social and intellectual phases of
German life, and his readiness to assist all who ought his aid made for effective negotia-
tions with the German people. These qualifications led to his being made Apostolic
Nuncio to Bavaria in 1917.
To his new post Archbishop Pacelli brought Benedict XV's proposal for peace. The
Apostolic Nuncio acted as interpreter of the proposal of peace. But his efforts to win over
the conflicting parties were in vain and the struggle dragged on for another year.
After the War the Nunciature of Berlin was established, and the Archbishop Pacelli
was its first Nuncio. Outstanding among his accomplishments as Nuncio was the negotia-
tion of two Concordats-one with Bavaria in 1924, and one with Prussia in 1929. Ten
years later he was elected to the papacy.
During the first year of his pontificate war broke out in Europe and has since extended
to the entire world, affecting even those few nations who have remained neutral. To all
suffering from the trials and horrors of war Pope Pius XII has extended his paternal solici-
Attempts have been made to obstruct the Pope's efforts to bring relief to war sufferers,
this opposition apparently arising from a fear of the Church's gowing influences and a
desire to prevent her receiving credit for giving. f
He summed up the five fundamental bases for the order and pacification of human
society as: flj respect for the dignity and rights of the human person, CZJ defense of
social unity andi especially the familyp CSD upholding the prerogatives of labor, C45 rehab-
ilitation of the juridic order: and f5j the conception of the state according to the Christian
"God wills that men labor in charity, peace and unity", was declared by Pope Pius XII.
His Holiness asked all the faithful to join him in prayer especially during May to
invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin for a just peace.
Once more the Holy Father rallied the world to prayer for peace, designating as a
day of special invocation the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the anniversary of his
consecration of the human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin. Heavily
weighted with sorrow, the Sovereign Pontiff turned to her with trust, petitioning that
"love and true peace might once more fill the hearts of men."
TO OUR HEROES
To you Boys, we give our best,
And pray to God that you be blest,
Safe from harm and danger too,
Because you're loyal, good and true.
To you Boys, who over there,
Mid shells and bombs every where
And as you turn again you see
Pals and boys like you and me.
To you Boys, who are training here
To meet the foe without a fear
To you who do your level best
Vtlhen in time of supreme test.
To you Boys, who gave your life,
While engaged in bitter strife,
We give our thanks and prayers too
And beg Our Lord be good to you.
. -Raymond W. Klaiber
UST as our boys are sacrificing their lives
to win this war abroad, so We here at home
are enduring hardships and making sacri-
fices also. Yet these latter can never be used
as a comparison to human lives.
Besides the many prayers, which are an
everyday output toward victory, the students
of Central High have denied themselves many
pleasures and have been competing in a
"Schools at War" Campaign. The amount of
money expended for stamps and bonds since
September by our students has amounted to
Sl0,596.40. We purchased one Amphibian Ieep,
one flying Ieep, and one original Ieep as was
stated in a citation received on December 7,
1943, by Secretary of the Treasury, Henry
The students were very active socially in as
much as they were participants in several
school dances, the net proceeds being given to
the school for three United States War Bonds.
For this current year, records show the enroll-
ment of 280 members in the American Iunior
Red Cross, contributions being over twice the
amount required for membership.
As a sample of the tireless energy put forth
by our students, during the month of December
a report was sent to the Salvage Commissioner,
Frank Fish, stating the collection of 3,357 pounds
of tin cans. Also, in the month of December
the students participated in an essay contest
conducted by Mr. Howard B. Eynon. The con-
test consisted of an essay of not more than 500
words, entitled, "Why We Should Contribute
to the Elk County War Fund Drive." A twenty-
five dollar war bond, contributed by Mr. Eynon,
was presented by Mr. Ioseph Iacob to the con-
test winner, Alice Lecker, a member of the
These are just a few of the numerous contribu-
tions of our zealous students.
HUNTING AND FISHING IN ST. MARYS
T. MARYS is located in the midst of a large hunting area. Every year many eager
hunters search the surrounding hills of St. Marys looking for the fleet-footed deer and
black bear. The Whitetail deer is the most hunted large game animal in this vicinity.
The season for his hunting, which usually lasts two Weeks, starts the last week in Novem-
ber or the first Week of December. On many occasions a hunter is gifted with the joy of
bagging a very fine specimen of the whitetailed deer. Black bears are another big game
animal which is also hunted, but not as eagerly as the deer because of its scarcity. There
are many ardent small game hunters whose bag includes cottontail rabbits, quail, pheas-
ant, squirrel, woodcock, and coon. These small game animals are numerous in our
Fish in our fresh water streams attract many a nimrod. Eagerly these fishermen Wait
until the middle of April when they can go to their favorite mountain stream. Their' delight
is to catch bass, brown, rainbow, and speckled trout.
St. Marys' has reason to be grateful for the gift of wildlife which affords both food and
pleasure to so many of its inhabitants and their neighbors.
THE GOOD OLD AMERICAN WAY
Defense Stamps! Defense Stamps!
Buy one every day
It's fun to help our Allies
Make the Axis pay.
War Bonds! War Bonds!
Please, get all you can
They helped to build our bombers
Since the war began.
War Plants! War Plants!
Keep those wheels a-turning
Supply our boys with all they need
Insure their safe returning.
Meat Points! Meat Points!
Accept no meat Without
Help keep down inflation
Rather do Without.
Canned Foods! Canned Foods!
Buy them if you must
But surrender ration stamps.
Our War is just.
Heed your Nation's call
Iust do the best Within you
Pray for one and all.
HE purpose of our Science Club is to give a more practical background to its members
in the field of science. This year the club discussed many interesting scientific topics
and. movies. Vocational tours were made to several local plants where, with the
permission of the managers and with their kind cooperation, the different devices and
machines used in making their specialized materials, were shown and thoroughly ex-
At the Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., we learned something of the intricate pro-
cesses of assembling the various parts which make up the electric light bulbs we use
During our visit to the local Harris St. Marys Theater we acquired new knowledge
about the projectors and sound system used in showing movies to the public. The projec-
tion room is fireproof and should a fire occur in this room, a slide automatically cuts off
the probability of the fire spreading and endangering the lives of those present. A news-
reel was shown to demonstrate these points.
At the Ice Cream Factory we examined the rather complicated machine needed in the
making of ice creamy we also examined the large freezer used in freezing it. A sample
of unfrozen ice cream was enjoyed by all.
The Corbett Cabinet in the process of cutting logs into lumber held the interest of all.
This corporation specializes in making crosses for crucifixes and for sick call sets from
some of the rarer kinds of wood.
Last of all we visited the National Molded Products, Inc., where the man at each ma-
chine demonstrated the steps in making bearings. These bearings are vitally important
to the war because they reduce friction in machines, wheels, etc.
Each instance, although of a difierent nature, helped the club members to see more
clearly the need of science, and We are grateful to all for their kind cooperation and
patience in explaining the processes used in the various factories.
MY PRESENT-MY FUTURE?
In days to come, I'd like to be
An expert in stenography.
But here I am, still plodding on
'Though swiftly time has come and gone.
The way things look to me right now
l'll just be a farmer, pushing a plow.
My typing speed grows worse each day
The teacher says, "You're here to stay."
She dictates with a quote-unquote,
When through, I can't read what I wrote.
I can not get started, I do not want to work
My English is all Greek or resembles that ot a
When taking dictation, l'm writing so slow.
Will I ever make sixty? I really don't know.
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First row: Left to right, Seated: Helen Welz, Letetia Grotzinger, Pauline Busch, Ioyce Smith, Doris Krug.
Second row: Standing: Patrick McKee, Elsie Schauer, Alice Hoffman, Rose Mary Hoehn, Valentina Riddle,
Third row: Robert Prechtl, Charles Fleming, Thecla Grace Breindel, Corrine Decker.
Werner, Gail Scott, Dean Foote.
First row: Left to right: Helen Welz, Monica Rupprecht, Alice Fischer, Norma Ieanne Meyer, Alice Baumer,
Letetia Grotzinger, Elsie Schauer, Alice Brennen, Patrick McKee, Howard Dippold, Harold Seelye.
Second row: Florence Wickett, Pauline Busch, Eileen Schauer, Elsie Schneider, Eugenia Meyer, Eileen
Lecker, Mildred Rupprecht, Edna Geeck, Martha Blessel, Harrison Smith.
Third row: Thecla Werner, Eyleen Meyer, Marion Heary, Dolores Schneider, Audrey Dinsmore, Doris Lyons,
May Ann Catalone, Rose Celin, Bernice Herzing.
Fourth row: Ioyce Smith, Helen Auman, Raymond Leuschel, Robert Simbeck, Iohn Ershek, Raymond Klaiber,
Robert Eberl, Donald Wegemer, Francis Meier, Gregory Schlimm, Margaret Rigard, Alice Hoffman.
First row: Left to right, Seated: Marie Woliel, Doris Lyons, Thecla Werner, William Carina, Helen Welz,
e Smith, Eileen' Casernan.
Second row: Kathleen Yetzer, Mildred Rupprecht, Alice Haberberger, Elizabeth Marconi, Ioan Straub, Delores
Brennen, lean Schauer, Faith Herzing, Agnes Baurngratz.
Third row: Mary Kuntz, Eileen Schauer, Dean Foote, Robert Glass, Kevin Nolan, Elsie Schauer, Florence
First row: Left to right: loyce Wehler, Irma Glatt, Betty Straub, Alice Heary, Helen Hutchinson, Aldine
Glass, Alice Bankovic, Alice Mosemiller.
Second row: Margaret Rigard, Margaret Eckert, Iames Meyer, Paul Shadd, Kenneth Herzing, Irvin Benna-
Third row: Thomas Dippold, Wilfred Olson, Ann Bauer, Pauline Busch, Mary Krellner, Bernice Herzing.
l. William Carino as Her-
2. lunior Group, "A Tribute
to the Boys of our Class in
3. Kevin Nolan, A Perfect
l, 2 and 3. "Sauce for the
4. Mother Goose Latin Play.
ITH a view to stimulat-
ing student interest in
good plays and Little
Theatre work, our Dramatic
Club continued to strive for
goals set by the club in former
years. Many students who
had never before tried their
ability in this field applied for
membership. The old members,
too, were there as ready and
eager for work as ever,
Zealously the members re-
hearsed their first one-act play,
"Good Will Toward Women"
which was to be presented just
before the annual Christmas
vacation. Previous to the en-
actment of the play, the mem-
bers were fortunate enough to
have the stage enlarged. Char-
Evelyn Martin Elsie Schauer
Vivian Martin Kathleen Yetzer
Mrs. Flora Dean Mary Kuntz
Mrs. Oliver Burke Eileen Schauer
Ianice Temple Dolores Brennen
Mary Ann Ellsworth Eileen Caseman
A number of favorite Christmas Scenes in panto-
mime filled the audience with the true spirit of the sea-
son. For a short time everyone re-lived Christmas
through the ages and recalled festive customs loved by
all people even to this day. These were climaxed by
the Nativity Scene.
Those who participated were: Reader, Dean Foote,
Old Woman, Mildred Rupprecht, Santa Claus, William
Carino, Grandmother, loyce Smith, Mother, Florence
Wickett, Father, Kevin Nolan, Children, Marie Wolfel,
Elizabeth Marconi, Dolores Brennen, Eileen Caseman,
Blessed Mother, Thecla Werner, St. Ioseph, William Car-
ino, Angel, Agnes Baumgratz.
This program drew forth comments of a favorable
nature, which gave all members a new enthusiasm to
begin work for the next program to be given on Ianuary
24, the Feast Day of our Reverend Pastor, Father Tim-
"Sauce for the Goslings," a one-act comedy was
chosen for the occasion and the
Richard Taylor, father ,.... .......
Margaret Taylor, mother ..
Robert Taylor, son ............
Elizabeth Taylor, daughter .....
Martha Lee, grandmother ...,...
Iames Ward, the son's friend ....
A Maid .......,.......,.,.......
H... Kevin Nolan
... . .. Doris Lyons
...... Helen Welz
,. William Carino
With this comedy, the Dramatic Club
success, and showed a marked improvement in perform-
As a final effort the club plans to stage the two-act
play, "Dolores: or Through the Fires of Sorrow." Those
who will take part are as follows: Mrs. Norton, Doris
Lyons, Augusta, Eileen Schauerp Pauline, Mildred Rup-
prechtp Nellie, Eileen Casemang Grace, Marie Wolfelg
Isabel, Dolores Brennen, Mrs. Worthington, Ioyce Smith:
Franchette, Mary Kuntzp Tom Pincher, William Carino,
Aunt Betsy, Helen Welzp Sally Ann Tompkins, Ioan
Straubg three ladies, Cfriends of Augustaj, Theclar Wer-
ner, Alice Haberberger, Elsie Schauer.
Besides the plays that were produced throughout
the year, there were a few "Aunt Betsy" sketches by
Dean Foote, Kevin Nolan, and William Carino.
To the Seniors who are leaving the club, a vote of
thanks is due for their willing cooperation and splendid
I need it for the very best
My back is weary,
My task is dreary,
l must have that needed rest!
l've tried and tried, but all in vain,
My works are rash,
My thoughts are trash,
For last, not least, I find labor a pain.
Oh, for a single moment of needed rest.
-Helen Marie Auman.
NEW and absorbing sport introduced into Central High this year was the exciting
game of volley ball. This was introduced primarily as a sport for the girls, but the
entire school, boys and girls alike, have shown their interest by their attendance at
the public games.
After weeks of practice, a League was formed, consisting of six teams, with a total
of fifty-five players. The teams had the names of War Hawks, Busybees, Blue Sox, Old
Maids, Knockouts, and Screwballs. These girls have proved that they enjoyed the game
and have entered wholeheartedly into it.
After the opening of the League Season practicing was done on Fridays, and Wednes-
days were reserved for league games which were played in increasing wholehearted
rivalry. Each team had an equal number of fans, so to speak, and everything was car-
ried on in a "good sport" manner. The Busybees came out on top this season only after
defeating a determined, fighting opponent, the Screwballs.
The League Season was followed by a Tournament embracing the four class teams.
Friday, March l7, witnessed the Semi-Finals with the Sophs beating the Iuniors and the
Frosh winning two straight games from the Seniors. Then Sunday, the nineteenth, came
the Finals. ln the Consolation Prelim the Seniors provided a mild upset by nosing out
the Iuniors. The Frosh in the Championship battle beat the Sophs two out of three games.
These triumphs of the Frosh gave them permanent possession of the Keystone Trophy
awarded in the name of the firm by Mr. Carl Klausman. Congratulations! Frosh, you are
-A' ic 'A' '
All of the players wish to use this means of expressing sincere appreciation to Rev-
erend Father Boniface lor the splendid opportunity he afforded them through his organ-
ization and direction of volley ball which has truly proved to be a well-chosen activity.
VOLLEY BALL ENTHUSIASTS
KNOCKOUTS: Seat d. R't
e ' ia Wortman, Celine Gerber, Delores
Brennan, Monica Lucanik. Standing: Mary Lou Shields, Mer-
cedes Shields, Elizabeth Greenthaner, Doris Detsch, Virginia
Liebel. Absent: Marie Nicklas.
OLD MAIDS: Seated: Catherine Haller, Betty Lenze, Martha
Rupprecht, Mary 'Grace Keim. Standing: Ieanne Krellner, Ruth
Decker, Ioan Rigard, Sarah Schieler, Mary Mclviackin.
BUSY BEES: Seated: Mary Elizabeth Schlimrn, Alice Lechner,
Geraldine Rupprecht. Standing: Kathleen Yetzer, Eugenia
Meyer, Marie Alice Woltel, Leona Detsch. Absent: Ioyce Smith,
SCREWBALLS: Seated: Eleanor Krieg, Iean Schauer Ioan
Straub P t Fl
, a sy eming. Standing: Alice Brennan, Mary Hlacherl,
Alice Hofiman, Mary Alice Lenze, Grace Schneider.
WAR HAWKS: Seated: Marcella Geitner, Ioan Kraus, Mar-
! . .
ene Bauer, Marion Shadd. Standing: Elsie Schauer, Erma
Nissel, Mary Ann Catalone, Corrine Decker. Absent: Mildred
Rupprecht, Dorothy Seelye,
BLUE SOCK: Seated: Delores Wendel, Alice Bankovich, Mar-
garet Herbstritt, Eileen Caseman. Standing: Mary Lucanik
Agnes Bau t '
mgra 2, Dolores Schneider, Faith Herzing, Patricia
THE SACRED HEART SODALITY
EVEN up!" "Toss that ball!" "What's the score, Father?" These are familiar re-
marks heard Wednesday evenings in the Auditorium. Father Lucian has taught the
sodalists to play volleyball. My, what a task! At first we were awkward, couldn't
hold the ball, and were very self-conscious. But by practice we became quite agile and
some of us are now excellent players. We have formed leagues for keen competition
to keep up interest.
too. Every Friday bowling takes place. By grouping the excellent players with those
less skilled, the teams are all fairly balanced, and many times the scores are almost tie,
which makes the game more exciting. The better players help the newcomers along,
thus they make progress quite rapidly.
Oh! no, just a spare." Now we are bowling. We have leagues in bowling,
lsn't it delicious! That turkey is superb! How well we remember our Christmas din-
ner at the K. of C. Hall. We exchanged presents and Father Lucian went home with a
cosmetic set. .
l'm just starved! lt looks good. Yes, food again. Our annual breakfast! We- never
have any prepared entertainment for this occasion, but with an excellent master of cere-
monies, everything goes off well. 'A'! -
Serious, indeed, we all are as we receive our monthly Communion. This, together
with our monthly Monday conference keeps us on the alert spiritually. At our confer-
ences, we are given splendid advice which we need now, and for our future lives. We
find these meetings interesting and we always look forward to them.
"Come to order! Call the roll! Secretary, please read the minutes!" Oh! what a
time we have at our monthly meetings! We begin with a prayer and get the meeting
under way, but the president has a difficult time trying to satisfy all of us, Foremost at
our meetings is planning our entertainment for future meetings and social gatherings.
Yes, you are right, we certainly do have a full year, with many pleasant memories
of good times. The Sodality is a very beneficial organization, We continually receive
spiritual guidanceg we keep the right companyp we have good, clean recreation.
High school students, especially, find it very advantageous, and l sincerely hope all
of our younger schoolmates will follow our footsteps in joining the Sodality.
l see the ships a-sailing
A-sailing out to sea
They just keep on a-sailing
Till each is small as a bee.
They're sailing out to sea
Their sails turned to the wind
They stop not for the gale
The thunder crash don't mind.
They're ships that look like mountains
Arising from the sea
Some float like living monsters
Which terrify the sea.
Yet people do not fear them
They man them as they go
A-sailing o'er the ocean
On a voyage to and fro.
HIS year has been a banner year in the history of basketball at Central. Never be-
fore in its history has a Central High team compiled such a remarkable record, and
this was due to a wondeful display of team work.
With a.regular season record of I8 victories and 2 defeats, the Crusaders tackled and
beat such talented aggregations as Ridgway Centennial, St. Bernards of Bradford and
Cathedral Prep of Erie. They lost only twice in the regular season. Once to St. Bernards
and once to the St. Vincent's Bearcats.
Central was without the services of its stellar performer, Robert Simbeck, in seven
games when he broke his hand in the first game with Emporium High School, but he came
back to finish the season in brilliant style.
Because of their excellent showing, the Crusaders were picked to represent the Erie
Diocese in the Pennsylvania Catholic Interscholastic Athletic Association tourney. Travel-
ing to Renova they met St. Ioseph of Renova and defeated them 48-29 after a stiff first-
half battle. In the semi-final, however, the Crusaders were knocked off by Mt. Oliver
St. Ioseph of Pittsburgh 37-22.
Central was also invited to the Knights of Columbus Tournament at Williamsport.
The Crusaders defeated St. Marys of Wilkes-Barre in the first game 27-22. In the semi-
finals the Crusaders lost to St. Basil.of Pittsburgh 39-33 after putting up a grand effort in
the final quarter. In the 'consolation game Central lost to North Catholic of Pittsburgh in a
heartbreaker. The Crusaders led by five points up to the final quarter when the Trojans
rallied and scored 24 points in the final canto to outscore the Crusaders 44-29.
Central received the trophy for fourth place in the tournamentg also the trophy for the
best sportsmanship shown at the tournament. Captain lack Dailey was nominated guard
on the tournament all star team.
Central also in winning the City Championship by two straight wins over Public
earned permanent possession of the Keystone Carbon and also one leg on the Stackpole
It was only under the capable guidance of our coaches, Iimmy Goetz and Norb Arnold,
that the Crusaders were able to obtain this remarkable record. We wish to thank them
and also our Athletic Director, Reverend Father Boniface, for their ceaseless efforts in
building this team of teams.
Counting the games after the regular season, the record is 20 victories and 5 defeats.
High scorer was Robert Simbeck, with l7l points. Second high was Herb Straub,
with llO points.
28 Alumni .......... ...... l 3 27
27 Wilcox ............ . . . I8 22
I4 St. Marys Public ..... ll 40
40 Iohnsonburg Public . . . . . . 24 --
IG Kane ..........,........... l5 610
27 St. Bernard's, Bradford. ..... 34
33 Iohnsonburg Public ........ 28
24 St. Marys Public . . . . . . I6 48
40 Emporium Public . . . . . 30 22
31 Emporium Public . . . . . . I8
35 Wilcox .............. . . . 25
I9 St. Vincent's Prep ..... 41
32 St. Catherine, Dubois ...... 23 27
52 St. Ioseph, Renovo . . . . . . 30 33
49 Boys Club ............ ... 2l 29
22 Ridgway Public ............ 17 1
32 St. Catherine, Dubois ...... 21 769
Ridgway Public ......,. . . Z3
St. Bernard's, Bradford ..... 21
Cathedral Prep ........ .. 33
Renovo .................... 29
St. Iosephs of Mount Oliver. 37
K. OF C. STATE INVITATIONAL
Wilkes-Barre ............... 23
St. Basil ... ......,. .. .. 39
North Catholic .... .. 44
Top Row: 1. I. Ershekg 2. R. Simbeckg 3. G. Schlimm. Center: Squads. Bottom Row: 1. I. Wortmcm
2. H. Stfdubj 3. I. Dcliley.
First row: Left to right: Alice Bankovich, Rose Cancilla, Marion Shadd, Arlene Reider, Betty Lenze, Kathryn
Haller, Celene Gerber, Erma Glatt, Alice Lechner, lean Hoffman, Malene Bauer, Mary Lucanik, Ioan Kraus, Iris
Sherry, Martha Feiley.
Second row: Clare Bucheit, Marie Nichlas, Alyce Heary, Eleanor Kreig, Betty Lanzel, Sarah Hoehn, Mar-
garet Wicks, Delores Wendel, Pattye Fleming.
Third row: Patricia Sunder, Shirley Nachtway, Elizabeth Beimel, Ioan Rigard, Elizabeth Greenthaner, Loretta
Hoffman, Marguerite Herbstritt, Margaret Rinehart, Florence Wolfel,
Fourth row: Dorothy Breindel, Mary Reuscher, Martha Rupprecht, Alice Samiclc, Geraldine Rupprecht, Eleda
Kraus, Anita Meagher, Marlene Kraus, Shirley Brown, Ruth Keller, Rose Werner, Doris Schwentner, Rose Geitner,
First row: Left to right: Francis McKee, Thomas Stauffer, Robert Kerchinske, William Feldbauer, Marvin
Smithbauer, Robert Eichmiller, Paul Iesberger, Robert Rigard, Andrew Wortman.
Second row: Clarence Beimel, Melvin Detsch, George Singer, Eugene Bauer, LeRoy Wilhelm, David Casliey,
lames Maliison, Walter Welz, Iames Haberberger, William Brennen, Iohn Marconi,
Third row: Iames Hoffman, Richard Dornisch, Ioseph Riddle, Richard Vfeber, Floyd Herzing, Thomas Kuntz,
Leo Weinzerl, Ioseph Rollick, Donald Friedl, Donald Fleming, Richard Friedl.
Fourth row: Harold Wolf, Robert Williamee, George Zambaldi, Iohn Herbstritt, Richard Herbstritt, Roger Feldf
Fifth row: Richard Nachtway, Aubert Wegemer, William Kraus, Melvin Nissel, Paul Baumgratz, Howard
Brendel, Ivan Baumgratz.
First row' Lett to right: loan Straub, Elizabeth Marconi, Marie Wolfel, Delores Brennen, Doris Detsch, Eileen
Caseinan, Martha Zimmet, Dorothy Seelye, Elizabeth Schlirnrn, lean Hoffman, Mary Brown.
Second row: Florence Kline, Delores Herzing, Alice Wittman, Rita Frank, Virginia Liebel, Alice Haberberger,
Martha Snyder, Delores Friedl, Audrey Heary.
Third row: Dorothy Wegemer, Gertrude Wolfe, Leona Detsch, Betty Samick, Faith He-rzing, lean Schauer,
Helen Herzing, Corrine Meier.
Fourth row: Dorothy Hammer, Mary Kuntz, Ruth Decker, Ruth Fritz, Grace Kronenwetter, Margaret Eckert,
Eileen Smith, Grace Gerber, Patricia Puncheon, TheresaRettger, Ann Bauer, Lillian Gregory, Alice Lecker, Grace
First row: Lett to righti Paul Schaut, Donald Meier, Gordon Mulcahy, William Murray, Harry Bauer, Charles
Ambuske, lames Meyer, Clarence Bauer, Robert Schlimm,
Second row: Ioseph Schatz, Robert Auman, Harrison Schneider, Frederick Bayer, Kevin Nolan, Robert Leusch-
el, Francis Schatz.
Third row: Robert Wickett, William Wickett, lsadore Friedl, Richard Bauer, William Carino, Iohn Schauer,
Nestor Groll, Wilfred Olson,
Fourth row: Thomas Dippold, Walter Schatz, Francis Schneider, Willis Smith, Allan Mulcahy, Kenneth Hep-
Fifth row: Frederick lesberger, Merle Kraus, LaVern Dippold, Edward Meyer, Iames Rupprecht, Ralph Lanzel,
Richard Keller. W
First row: Lett to right: Doris Krug, Theresa Wiesner, Grace Breindel, Doris Wilhelm, Monica Lucanik, Mary
Alice Lenze, Martha Meyer, Rosemary Uhl.
Second row: Mabel Sorg, Anna Eichmiller, TheresaSchaut, lrene Hacherl, Lucy Daniels, Rose Mary Hoehn,
Sarah Shieler, Valentina Riddle, Mary McMackin, Rose mary Werner, lean Krellner.
Third row: Mary Grace Keim, Anna Mae Hasselman, Helen Feldbauer, Mercedes Shields, Mary Krellner,
Doris Frank, Corrine Decker, Zita Haller.
Fourth row: Loretta Hoffman, Martha Lenze, Doris Paar, Irene Wortman, Eileen Hanes, Theresa Leithner.
First row: Left to right: Donald Wiesner, Flavius Wicks, Clarence Wolfel, Dean Foote, Andrew Dippold, Rich-
ard Hathorn. ,
Second row: Charles Fleming, Robert Prechtl, Regis Hacherl, Iohn Dailey, Herbert Straub.
Third row: Gail Scott, Robert Glass, George Schlirnm, Ivan Wortman, Earl Hauber, Richard Schatz.
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Gifts ond Novelties for oll occo
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Si. Marys Theater B OLAND'S
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"Every Patron an Honored Guest"
G. C. MURPHY CO.
K RIDGWAY, PENNA.
S H A F F E R ' S
CLOVERHILL ICE enum co.
ST. MARYS, PA.
E. I. Grotzinger Estate QUALITY ICE CREAM
V. J. SHERRY OF
General Contractor ELK GUUNTY
and Builder '
Phone 5472 H omc' Furnislyings
552 Church Street 233-235 Brussells Street
ST. MARYS. PA. ST- MARYS' PA'
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ELK GARAGE GRADUATING
. Official Pontiac Station .
Lubrication Change ST-
Marys Beauty Salon
Mary Burdick, Prop.
Phone 4974 237 Brussells St.
ST DepCl1't77'1fe1'lt Store
OF STATIONERY STORE
CENTRAL DRUG CO.
Cosmetics Perfumes Gifts
Greeting Cards, Office and
School Supplies, Books,
Toys, Novelties, Party
Moose Building, Erie Ave.
ST. MARYS. PA.
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MR. E. B. RITTER
L. I. WITTMAN. Prop.
ROCK OF AGES COMPLIMENTS
cmd all foreign and domestic QF
Get Our Prices Before Buying
S T R A E S S L E Y BLESSED VIRGIN
MUNUMENT WURKS SODALITY
Hifi SACRED HEART
236 BRUSSELS STREET CHURCH
CHARLES UHL LYNCH
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ST. MARYS, PA.
SEVENTH GRADE EIGIITH GRADE
G I R L S G I R L S
ST. MARYS ST. MARYS
PAROCHIAL SCHOOL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
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Workmen's Compensation C, M,
Old Age Pensions
Stabilization of Employment :I
ST. MAEYS AERIE, No. 536
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Meats and Groceries Q
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PAULINE KRUNENWETTER GEURGE El WIESNER
BEAUTY SHOPPE 3, 5035
PHONE 5011 ST. MARYS, PA.
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DR- A. C. MYERS ARMCUR LEATHER
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COAL AND GENERAL
HAULING C. E. MAY
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53 ERIE AVENUE
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and COSTUME IEWELRY
OLEAN, N. Y.
B. VOGEL. Proprietor
DAILY PRESS T- E- PRICE
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ST. MARYS, PA.
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sT.MARYs,PA. Transfer Co.
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BEAUTY SHOP BARBERSHUP
North St. Marys Street
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Shoes H osiery
For All the Family PHONE 6363
REPAIRING and RECAPPING
FEED STQRE Service
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Herman and McLean Feeds
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v WHITE NURSE TIIVEIIN
George Erich, Prop.
ST. MARYS, PA. BYRNEDALE. PENNA.
DR. C. R. HAYES DR. A. I. PONTZER
ST. MARYS. PA. ST. MARYS. PA.
COMPLIMENTS ELK ENGINEERING
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IRQN cmd BRASS
ST. MARYS, PA.
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The Value First Store
OLEAN, N. Y.
ELK CANDY CO. perm eehi place
ST. MARYS. PA.
ST. MARYS, PA.
Tiresl- Batteries - Accessori
OF P I s T N E R ' s
Cor. Mill :S S. St. Marys Street
ST. MARYS, PA.
ST. MARYS. PA.
Kendall Texaco Tydol Esso
0. GREGURY STORE
118 MILL ST.
ST. MARYS, PA.
ST. MABYS, PA.
Ulde Tyme Bakery B' 8' R'
10 LAFAYETTE AVENUE
LUUIS LEUSGHEL 81 SUN
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Meats and Grocerzes
ST. MARYS. PA.
ST. MARYS, PA.
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