Elk County Catholic High School - Memories Yearbook (St Marys, PA)

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MARYS CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -me Mem 1945 MEMO STAFF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Earl I-lauber ASSOCIATE EDITORS Regis l-lacherl Martha Lenze lohn Dailey ASSISTANT EDITORS Charles Fleming Corinne Decker Loretta l-lollman ADVERTISING MANAGERS Richard I-lathorn Theresa Leithner ASSISTANT MANAGERS Robert Leuschel Mary Grace Keirn SPORT EDITORS Donald Wiesner Monica Lucanik CLASS HISTORIANS George Schlimm Rose Mary l-loehn Robert Prechtel CLASS PROPHETS Dean Foote Mary Krellner CLASS POETS Herbert Straub Doris Paar CLASS ARTISTS Ivan Wortman Mary Krellner CIRCULATING MANAGERS Flavius Wicks Lucy Daniel EXCHANGE EDITORS Richard Schatz Rosemary Werner 7fze Memo -1945 With Sincere Appreciation for Numerous Blessings Bestowed We. the Graduating Class of 1945, Grateiully Dedicate to His Excellency. Iohn Mark Gannon Bishop of Erie This Sixteenth Volume of our Year Book The Memo. K Very RC'LfCY6l7ll Fafher Tinzotky, O.S.B Prim' and Paxfor of Sf. Marys ClJ1ll't'Z7 S ' '7fze Memo-1945 gf, mmf Wazzia 0 ll' I f 4' A o Q-'is -'jg X x' X A 26- 1 Fl GE 5 BENEDICTINE MONASTERY ,v '7f1fe Memo - 7945 Reverend Father Henry, O.S.B Pastor of Saerczl Hear! Church l '7fze Mmm-1945 gaczej Jfewclf Wqzzzls '2 n w Q9 -f x A 1 E ,w SACRED HEART RECTORY 11 7 VN-rv R X N pmt? S! REVEREND FATHER BONIFACE. O.S.B. A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS Keep therni, l pray Thee, dearest Lord, Keep them, for they are in the world, Keep them, for they are Thine- Though from the World apart, Thy Priests Whose lives burn out before VV hen earthly pleasures tempt, allure Thy consecrated shrine. Shelter them in Thy heart, Keep them, and comfort them in hours Keep them, and O remember, Lord, Of loneliness and pain, They have no one but Thee, When all their life of sacrifice Yet they have only human hearts, For souls seems but in vain, With human frailty. Keep them as spotless as the Host- That daily they caress- Their every Word and thought and deed, Deign, dearest Lord, to bless. Selected. 12 1 s 6 va REVEREND FATHER DAVID, O.S.B. REVEREND FATHER RICHARD, O.S.B. REVEREND FATHER LUCIAN, O.S.B 7fze Mama - 1945 President . . First Vice President Second Vice President Secretary . . Assistant Secretaries Treasurer . Assistant . ,l+,.... CLASS OFFICERS CLASS MOTTO Today We Launch, Where Shall We Anchor? FLOWERS Tea Rose and Lily-ot-the-Valley CLASS COLORS Cardinal Red and Crold CENSORS Senior Class Teachers . Charles Fleming . Mary Krellner . Regis I-lacherl . Rose Mary I-loehn . lvan Wortman lrene I-lacherl Loretta Hoffman lohn Dailey 15 gffmw Q ga 1 IHENE B. WORTMAN Irene is trustworthy and sociable. Whenever she appears there is a noticeable spread of radiance. Her service as cheerleader for the basketball team her ready compliance' to play the drums in the school orchestra are appreciated by instructors classmates. Irene takes a lively interest in sports. fin N THERESA B. WIESNER Singular characteristics are the possession of this :heeriul Senior. She is a clever some day will be a national radio star. Although of a uiet disposition and somewhat shy, she has the cour- Ege, when the occasion demands, n a delightful and appealing manner. and high and DORIS C. WILHELM Reserved in manner and speech but possessing a quaint humor and gift ot understanding, Doris draws a circle oi loyal friends about her. Not only is she busily engaged during the day but she is also busy after school hours spinning the Wheel oi industry. Truly it is said ot Doris, "She is a girl without an evening." ROSEMARY WERNER V Being artistically inclined, as well as considerate, and accommodating, Rosemary frequently comes to the yodeler and perhaps of giving her opinion MABEL T. SORG That Mabel is aware oi the value oi holy Mass is evidenced by her regular attendance regardless of the distance she has to travel daily. Her constant good humor, her unique approach when helping one in need, her avoidance of recognition tor favors granted make her truly a Worthwhile friend. 17 aid oi the Seniors when they prepare the page for the Biweekly. Her ready cooperation, humor and gaiety have won for her the hearts of many of her acquaint- ances. Collecting poems is one of Rosemary's hobbies. MERCEDES A. Mercedes is a favorite with many, both in and out of the classroom. She is kind, gentle, carefree and generous with her smile. Her appealing voice awakens delight in an assemblage which is not complete until Mercedes makes her appearance. She takes special in- terest in dancing and iceeskating. SARAH M. SCHIELER ln Sarah we find a true and congenial friend, seri- ous and gay as the occasion demands. If her plans mature, Sarah will follow the vocation of Nursing, a Work for which she is truly fitted. She is dependable, prompt and sympathetic. Reading and sports occupy many of her leisure moments, TERESA M. SCHAUT . "Tessie", as she is familiarly called, is a daily attendant at Mass and one of the most faithful Choir members. She earnestly pursues her Commercial studies, excelling in shorthand. Her courteous manner, neatness in work and dress, and her desire to do sec- work will assist her in attaining her goal. AX DORIS A. PAAR Although Doris lives a great distance from the high school yet we seldom find her absent. We marvel at her ability to remain after school hours, mimeographing, helping with the Yearbook, or some other important project. Her calm, good-natured disposition, as a smooth running brook, calls for the admiration of her classmates. ERMA T. NISSEL A happier girl than Erma is seldom found, Her self-sacrificing spirit and ability to fathom the difficulties of others make her a prized friend. An ardent lover of sports, she is a loyal supporter of the C. H. S. basket- ball team, Erma takes special delight in bookkeeping and typewriting and desires to tollow a business career, 18 VALENTINA RIDDLE Valentina is deeply interested in the Science course and finds enjoyment in preparing for her classes. Re- fined in manner, charitable in speech and willing to be of service are a few of her traits which endear her to her classmates. She, too, contemplates following the profession of Nursing. MARTHA M. MEYER Martha is esteemed for her "shy loveliness" ano dignified manner. She is always seeking a way to per- form a kind act and is most contented when an oppor- tunity of this sort presents itself. An indoor girl wh finds pleasure in reading and in taking her turn in thj culinary department. Her earnest application in Corn- mercial subjects predicts success. HEGIS A. HACHERL A character of sterling qualities, honest, upright and sincere, such is Regsi. He is vice president of his class and certainly deserves the honor. Associate editor of our annual, he gives freely of his time and energy. A member of the sci- ence class, he finds application of his knowledge in a garage. Regis is a home-loving boy, devoted to his mother. Studious at school, a hard worker, a faithful attendant at holy mass, he gives promise of making good whatever his calling in life. Our best wishes go with Regis. WJLQN i f GEORGE F. SCHLIMM George never lags on a job, Studious and attentive at school, alert in the laboratory, a willing helper in emergency, a regular attendant at holy mass and among the first at school in the early morning are some of his assets. He is gentlemanly in manners, a pleasant companion, devoted to his home. ln spite of his employment after class hours, he finds time to study in the evenings and so meets with success at school. No one ever need regret giving George a chance. DEAN F. FOOTE Dean is the efficient editor of our school paper, and class prophet for the year 1945. He is a cheerful, friendly lad and greets every one with a hearty "hello," His prophecies predict good things for all his classmates. An extensive reader, he can converse in- terestingly on many topicsy and being a lover of books, he does not stop with assignments in his texts. He aims at getting a college degree and will make good with- out fail. Outside of class hours he is interested in ath- letics where he serves as time keeper for the varsity. W. IVAN WOHTMAN A quiet student, an industrious worker, an out- standing athlete, is Wortman. As class artist he is much in demand for his sketches. Problems in science hold his interest and he generally finds a solution for them. Patience is one of his outstanding qualities. "Try, try again, you'll succeed at last" seems to be his motto, At his drawings, sketches, games, every- where, his untiring efforts and perseverance are re- markable and his success unfailing, ROBERT L. PRECHTEL Associate editor of the high school paper, Robert has shown himself capable and full of interest in the work before him, He never lags on the job, putting in many extra-curricular hours to assure the prompt appearance of the Bi-Weekly. As student manager of the basketball teams he met with good success and was liked by the students. He is class historian for this year. At school he follows the science course with interest but aeronautics takes the preference, in which study and tests he comes out on top. Perhaps some day will see him a flyer. 19 EARL C. HAUBER Tall, efficient, business-like are some of the appel- lations heard, in reference to Earl. His quick stride would indicate that whatever he sets out to do will be done with energy and dispatch. On the staff of our Bi-Weekly as business manager, he fills his post with credit. As editor of the Memo, he with his staff, made special efforts to put out a worthwhile publica- tion. At school, he follows the science course. Already enlisted in the Air Corps, he will serve Uncle Sam in this capacity. May he, as expressed by another aviator, "feel very near to God" when above the clouds! MARY L. McMACKIN One of the leaders in the Academic subjects is Mary. She is to be commended for having given her assistance to the Sacred Heart Choir for the past seven years. School activities, office employment, scouting, constructive pastimes all claim a part in Mary's ener- . The unusual career of Costume Designing is getic life what Mary contemplates following. MONICA I. LUCANIK Monica is the smallest member of our class but possesses opinions that are big and valuable, A dull occasion can be turned into a jubilant event by this jovial student. Deep interest and a true spirit of co- operation are evidenced by Monica when a particular presents itself in the classroom. She is a zealous player and is proficient in ice-skating. ,X MARY ALICE LENZE A sprightly little character who is always looking for excitement. She is active in cheerleading in which capacity she is serving her second year. In spite of her participating in various activities Mary Alice suc- ' ' ' H l t'on ceeds in the preparation of her studies. er eeci as secretary of the Dramatic Club bears witness to the respect of the Club members. MARTHA A. LENZE Martha, whose cheerfulness is a source of delight to all, ranks among the pleasantest of our class. She has many assets, one of which is an ever-ready and all-welcoming smile and a sympathy which can leave unalleviated no suffering with which she comes in con- tact. She hopes to make a study of Interior Decorating. THERESA C. LEITHNER Theresa is especially gifted in a business way. Possessing an abundance of energy, which she uses Sh advantageously, she rarely fails to get results. e is a valuable aid in keeping the Attendance Records, Punctuality, accuracy, and dependability are a few of Theresa's characteristics. Bookkeeping is her favorite subject. ' l 20 DORIS M. KRUG Doris' manner is most cordial. She is a model o what a young girl should be and gains over her com panions and friends an influence largely due to he prudence, goodness, and genuine sincerity. Perhap her most lovable traits are her delightful simplicity an depth of feeling. Doris is following the Academic course MARY T. KRELLNER Her gifts, her true evaluation of liie, the sweetness of her disposition, and the extreme kindness of her heart make her magnetic personality. Her earnestness and sense of responsibility have won for Mary the honor bf being chosen president of her class. She will be remembered for her exceptional performance as, "Bea- trice" in the Christmas play. IEANNE E. KRELLNER leanne is alert, energetic and obliging. Her initia- tive makes her a capable leader. She is interested in HN!-VN sports, is a great basketball and volleyball enthusiast, M and a dependable member ot the Sacred Heart Choir. ! Her pleasing soprano voice is outstanding. Of a meth- odical mind, leanne keeps everything in its proper place. MARY GRACE KEIM Mary Grace possesses torethought and the will to work. Her business acumen, dependability, and initia- tive combined with her ability to get to the heart of any difficulty may some day further her desire to be an ac- counting teacher. She is one of the outstanding suc- cessiul solicitors tor contributions to the Memo. LORETTA A. HOFFMAN As Class Treasurer, Loretta deserves special com- nendation, to this office she has given utmost care. llonsiderate, religious, and intelligent-she is always :ne of the iirst to assist with necessary duties, attends liaily Mass no matter how inconvenient, and pursues ter studies with a keen interest, Latin is her forte, he medical profession her aim. ROSE MARY HOEHN "The twinkle in her eye shows the joyfulness in her heart," are words truly applicable to Rose Mary. This ambitious Senior has completed the Academic course and has taken Commercial subjects that will iit her for a position. Rose Mary is exemplary as a student and for her assiduous devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. 21 EILEEN A. Although Eileen is quiet in voice and manner there are times when she engages in iun and laughter. Her subjects receive serious attention, but she willingly sacrifices part of her study time to give a helping hand when her services are needed. Her favorite diversions are reading and ice-skating. ZITA C. HALLER "Her Ways are gentle ways." Whenever a kind word or a kind deed 'can bring cheer or warmth, Zita speaks the word and sees that the deed is accomplished. Her classmates agree that, "to know her is to love her." She takes an active interest in studies and sports. VLQN x IHENE A. HACHERL Irene is everyone's friend. Few there are who do not, at some time or another, feel the uplifting effect of her kindness. Dependable, sociable, and cheerful are, traits that effectively describe our Vice-president. Talented in music she has been an invaluable aid as pianist in our orchestra and at assemblies. I DORIS M. FRANK CORINNE C. DECKER To us Corinne is more than just a classmate. She is a genuine friend. If a problem must be solved, Cor- inne cheerfully effects a solution. Her contagious little smile and pleasant "hello", we can never forget. She follows the Academic course, excels in Latin, and is president of the Dramatic club. ESTHER M. DIPPOLD Esther is quiet, reserved, and home-loving. She readily adapts herself to her surroundings and is soon at ease in a group. Being of an appreciative nature, she rewards with a cheerful smile the slightest con- sideration that is shown her. Her ambitious and perse- vering spirit aid her in getting results. 22 "Refreshing to know and see." Doris is a well- informed student, a pleasant comrade. The sincerity o her every deed convinces us of her genuine worth. Shen has faithfully performed her duties as cheerleader fo: the past two years. Doris is efficient in preparing savl ory dishes and hopes to be a Home Economist. ANNA C. EICHMILLER Anna discharges her duties calmly, is very con scientious in the preparation of her studies, and i ever seeking a way to lighten the burdens of other She is daily seen at Mass, and is an active member the Young Ladies' Sodality. Her ambitions are of Commercial nature. HERBERT I. STRAUB Herbert is president of the Stu- fents' Mission Crusade and pre- :ides with dignity and effect. As fuard and captain on the varsity eam he has shown exceptional enthusiasm and has proved him- self a true athlete. He is popular umong his schoolmates and is a riend of all. Daily at holy mass md school, and a faithful server it the altar from his earliest years iis perseverance and consequent .uccess can be relied upon. Among tis studies he prefers science and vill probably seek his future Work n that field. 4 Q Q CHARLES E. FLEMING A f Charles is our class president and fills that ,,p J with credit to himself and school. Of a cheerful, kindly S. d h A , I disposition, he knows how to win the cooperation of J, is assmates. e is courteous an o iging towar ' h 1 H cl bl d . I if ' eriors, and devoted to our Lord in the Blessed " f....-- whom he serves daily at the altar. Faithful . QQ Qi, M- past we doubt not his fidelity in the future. l N 5 ':"'- in the Air Corps, he aims to serve his country -XXX A ' .. . ' . class pilot and, once there, will surely steer a N A 1 - -Q, SEI , 1 urge, ' 1 -My . ' A9 To 1 I Q .Qu Q 1 ,Q ... . x' I IOHN E. DAILEY lack is a leader and a good sport. Being Captain and guard of the iasketball teams he has repeatedly .hown his ability to cheer up his :ompanions and generally with narked success. Besides being an znthusiast in athletics, Iack takes rreat pleasure in hunting and fish- ng in the pursuit of which he :hows marked skill. He is quite levout in his religious exercises, is :lean of speech, willing to lend a ielpful hand to those in need, and s chummy with all. Among his .tudies he prefers mathematics. RICHARD W. SCHATZ Richard is a commercial student and pursues his course quietly, thoughtfully and with success. He never fails to carry his books with him for home study, and returns to school with his assignments well pre- pared, Unassuming, kind and cheerful-sullenness has no part in his disposition-he enjoys the friendship of all. For pastime he seeks the great outdoors which RICHARD E. HATHORN "Overflowing with life and energy", must be said of Richard. Nothing seems more difficult than to keep from moving about and putting his hand to some work of his choice. As advertising manager of our year book, job: this patience and skill in engraver was unsurpassedj. friend, and always ready to talents which he Will apply his choice, in future. he has done an excellent preparing material for the Richard is sincere, a true forgive. He has marked effectively to- the Work of 23 holds exceptional attractions for him. His life's work will probably be in an office. DONALD A. WIESNER Of Don it may be said, "precious things are put up in small packages". He is low in stature lout high in ambition. He is the only boy in his class that had the courage and perseverance to put in four years of Latin, he boasts a good vocabulary, and loves to enter into debate on disputed subjects among his classmates. He will probably take up Law in the future where he will find ample opportunity to exercise his debating skill, His hobby is photography in which art he has been helpful to his classmates. . .1 node. .., 599.35 QEQ5-:tr -424,-:t5'rDO Q :Discs "0---moo .Tig gt.. 22. are 'UWQQ :r 'omggczro gs. mu 6:10-10.9 H Ein 0523555 """" m0 05' rw-4 C'l-1552. "mCI1'E9."' C-10105-. ' Q'U'4 mu en 'Ode "'n--50531 ?fr""'U ez -ffl. "'Q.m.-4 rr'-Q"'O::rn Q'4E,.g5,+r' ZW OU- 'Smurf misc- gr Qm U' BPYSJLWDO .Qi-g1QO,-H S' f"E'n o '52 9.351 5-4 rn Eimmii ,,g'S5'5 m-T-nD- L fl gag! ' fl D at Ib x ,z Q Q 1 ,m, Wir V f 'px A, Q!! GRACE M BREINDEL Honesty sincerity loyalty and considerateness are some of Grace s fine qualities ln preparation for the profession of Nursing in which she hopes to engage she is seriously applying herself to the Academic course Home and clerical duties reading and bowling occupy Graces leisure time I T "'de.e1-'Mir FLAVIUS C. WICKS "Great oaks from small acorns grow" may be veri fied in Wicks. Small in stature but bright in studies he may become great in achievement. He takes the science course and manages to keep up his grades although much of his time is taken by work on the larm, from which he daily comes to school by bus. Per- haps, some day will find him achieving wonders in sci- entific farming. Flavius is apt, business-like, ambitious, and always friendly. ROBERT LOUSCHEL Brimful of fun and ever ready for a good time, yet, withal, respectful toward his elders and always ready to oblige, is true of Robert. His friendly smile helps to dispel the clouds on a gloomy day. At school, Rob takes the commercial course and will in future, prob- ably spend his days at an office desk. Even now he spends considerable time helping his father in the store, His hobby is photography, and as a member of the camera club, takes pleasure helping his fellow students. 24 Winter in I ts Glory was Summer Camp Scenes 'NQUN-y Scenes wllong Our Higfowczy 5 NJ' Efvergreens Decked in Spotless White The .Lure of the Waters , We Love Thy Jlozaniains and Thy Valleys I111f1ficacies of the Forest 7fne Memo-1945 Enjoying the Unusual Snowfall GIRLS' CLASS HISTORY S far back as the beginning of time itself we find the recordings of historians. Ancient . scrolls of parchment meticulously and neatly kept, etchings on stone, a work of art in addition to the chronological value. Our modern methods, of course, are far more simple but equally as important for oncoming ages. The history of our class does not seem very important irrcomparison with those of the past and, the history now in making of World War II, but to us girls it has a sentimental meaning unsurpassed. It seems as though it were but yesterday, and yet, as we pause in awed contemplation of our oncoming graduation, We know twelve long, but all too short years have passed since we crossed the threshold of childhood and became proud but bewildered students of the first grade. Never shall we, in the history of all our lives, forget the unusual experi- ence of our first day in school. lt was so new to us, becoming acquainted with so many 33 '7fae Memo - 1945 small girls all at once was startling and some of us even cried for our mothers. But patient- ly the dear Sisters ironed out our little troubles, and, as peacefully as the evening sun sinks into the west, so sped by our first year in grade school. A little more experienced class of girls moved into the second grade and this undoubt- edly was our most joyous year of all. This was the year we received our first Holy Com- munion. We spent a good deal of our time studying Catechism, making sacrifices and, preparing our hearts for the coming of the Saviour. Now, about eight years of age, we considered ourselves little ladies and found our- selves in the third grade. This year we were introduced to the merit card system. Each time our lessons were prepared well, we received one of those prized cards and with a score of ten cards we gained happily the longed-for holy picture. Passing into the fourth grade, we took up the Palmer Method system in writing. We enjoyed the hours of practice and our penmanship improved. When we were awarded our first Palmer Method Badge we were, indeed, in a state of elation. We shall never forget our introduction to fractions in the fifth grade. We really felt like accomplished mathematicians when we mastered decimals in the sixth grade.The love of ancient Egyptian History in our sixth year was one of the most fascinating subjects we ever studied. In the seventh grade we prepared our souls for the coming of the Holy Ghost Who would make us strong Christian soldiers of Iesus Christ. This seventh year of ours found the St. Marys Girls out of the grade school building and, new facilities were given us in the gymnasium. The eighth grade, also, was spent in the gymnasium and really the two years spent there were delightful. The basketball floor was above us and thus it was we developed an entirely new interest in the game of basketball. Our eighth year was spent mainly in preparing ourselves for high school, and, at last the day came when we triumphantly marched into the freshmen classroom. That year was a very memorable one. During bookweek, our Freshmen English class did its bit to encour- age the student body to read good literature by enacting on the stage various scenes from interesting books. After the playlets were over, each Freshman dressed as a character from some book walked across the stage while the high school audience guessed who was represented. Another successful event, sponsored by the Freshmen that year, was a First Friday breakfast. After the high school students heard Mass and received Holy Commun- ion, they went to the Recreation Room to listen to a few short speeches delivered by us Freshmen, and then, they enjoyed the delicious breakfast we had prepared for them. That year we had the privilege of belonging to the Mission Crusade and we joined our prayers and sacrifices to help the missions. A new field was opened to us in our Sophomore year. Geometry, an intriguing study was ours and we learned about the measurement of lines and angles on a plane. Among the memorable events of our Sophomore year were our Biology field trips. We studied nature and wild life not only from books but from mother Nature herself. On one of those excursions in the fall we brought back to the classroom caterpillars woven in their cocoons and watched them develop into beautiful butterflies. We really worked hard for our next title. As Iuniors we definitely decided upon which course would help us most in our life's work and we did our best to follow it, either in preparing for Nursing or the commercial field. That year was not without its joys, we happily received our class rings which we shall treasure all our lives. Finally, the time arrived when we became the Seniors of Central High with our prom- inent red and gold class hats. How cheerful we werel The time passed only too swiftly with the many Senior activities. With great enthus- iasm we spent six weeks of our time studying the art of cooking in unison with planning well balanced meals. Many of us participated in the exciting game of volleyball and played in the intra- mural volleyball games. Stenciling and mimeographing were mastered by some of the Senior girls as they spent much time printing the Iunior and Senior pages of the Bi-Weekly, our school paper. We hope that God will shower as many blessings upon us in our future life as the many snowflakes He sent fluttering to the earth this year. We also beg His sweetest bene- diction upon the benevolent Fathers and loving Sisters in thanksgiving for their many kind- nesses bestowed and sacrifices brought to help our class obtain its goal. Thus fades into the past our own little history of twelve memorable years. Rose Mary Hoehn. 34 14 Q oo a Q G3 A ka Q K! E I I I w 7fze Memo-1945 n BOYS' CLASS HISTORY OW that our school days are soon over we naturally revert to the past and ask our- selves what it all was about, and the why of it. We realize that we had no choice in the matter, nor did our parentsg for there is a state law that compels parents to provide an education for their children. For this reason, the State provides schools at pub- lic expense and sees to it that her law is enforced. The Catholic Church has always pro- vided means of education for her children and, because she is concerned about the eternal happiness of her little charges, has taken care of her own, that they lack not Christian edu- cation. She does not permit a one-sided education which trains only the bodily faculties, but insists that the soul should come in for its just dues. For this reason Catholic schools are provided where at least one period each day is given to the study of religion and one period per week to special instructions by a priest. Besides that, each subject is taught so that we may know the right and the wrong of it in every day practice and in all walks of life. Also that when confronted by the agnostic, the uninstructed or the prejudiced we may be able to defend or explain the faith that is ours. ln 'Catholic school too, the disci- pline is stricter, and the morals are more closely watched and enforced. Having answered our first question we proceed to look over the years we have spent at school. When the day dawned on which we were to begin school how did we feel. Some of us clung to our mothers in fear of what was before us, others experienced a thrill, the 'ii-Iighest in their lives" as expressed by one of the boys, because of an adventure, one that was to last for twelve years. All agree that they did experience some fear as to what was to come until they became acquainted and found their way about. After that school proceeded as all schools do, everything on schedule, class after class, grade after grade as the years passed on. To us, of course, every promotion spelled victory, with per- haps, as great a thrill as that experienced by our soldier boys coming off as victors at the end of a fiercely fought battle. Some events, of course, impressed us more deeply: There was the death of one of our classmates in our second year of school, an operetta in which we took partg a fire we had at school followed by an unexpected free day. Vacations, need- less to say, were hailed with more and more enthusiasm as we grew older, yet the return to school each fall had its interests too. Who would be our teachers? What new studies would be offered? What special projects and programs would there be? First Confession, first Holy Communion, Confirmation, preceded by examination in religion by His Excellency, the Bishop, and accompanying priests, each were of the greatest importance to us, and hold memories sacred to each of us. At last the day of graduation from grade school dawned and, the proud possessors of a diploma, we marched home as victors from a battle field. High school was open to us now-a new experience and a new thrill! Little did we dream how much work lay before usl How different from the grade school all was! A dif- ferent teacher for each subject, a different room for each recitation, a spacious hall in which to study! Bewildered we followed directions after each ringing of the bell, and wondered "VVhat next?" "Freshies," we were dubbed, and as time went on, the appellation may have suited us in more ways than one. Occasionally the stern look of one of the "sedate seniors" made a "Freshie" cow a little when he became too fresh. Well, we lived through it! Came the Sophomore year! A disappointment awaited us. Classes being too large they had to be divided. For the first time we could not have all our classmates together! Not to be with our chums! The very thought of it! Well, it had to be, and our protests availed noth- ing! That settled, we got at our studies. Biology, geometry, foreign history, and ancient and modern languages were to be tackled. Anxious to get the education offered, we "dug in." These studies grew in interest as we progressed, and as boys generally like to tackle what is difficult we soon began to vie with each other as to who would come out on top. Biology was filled with interest as plants and animals in turn, under the direction of our capable teacher, displayed the wonders of God's creative hand in the growth of each tiny cell and the wonders of growth and reproduction. Boys, as a rule, do not care for what is too easy. Even asvtiny tots they try to outdo each other in conquering difficulties. So problems in Geometry and other studies met with our ready interest. Some found the dif- ficulties too great and met with failureg others passed on to the Iunior classes. Thrilled? l 30 '7fze Mama - 1945 Yes. lust one year more, then seniors and graduation. We now took our choice regard- ing the special course we wished to pursue. Of the four offered, the Commercial, the Clas- sical or Academic, the Science, and the Regular, the Commercial and the Scientific claimed the greater numbers. Athletics, dramatics, social events, also claimed our attention more and more as time went on. Much to the teachers' distress as interest in these events progressed, the studies were losing out. Those most interested in athletics found little or no time for study and in place of the 90 percents were found numbers in the 7O's. However, as game after game was won, enthusiasm grew, thrills became greater, and school routine held less attraction. Some of us, of course, held on to our Work to finish high school with as high marks as pos- sible and so passed our junior year with credit. Now We are in our senior year. lt holds new interests, and some anxieties. Besides our studies and regular class room duties four committees in turn take charge of our high school publication, the C. H. S. Bi-Weekly, staffed by senior volunteers. Our year book, the Memo, takes school and extra-curricular time to bring it up to the highest standard possible, our class pennants, designed by one of the class artists, our caps and colors each give us a thrill of their own. For financing the year book all eagerly solicited ads, trying to outdo each other in the amount collected. Our photographers of the camera club and others took snaps, provided landscapes and other pictures or procured them from friends of the school. We feel certain our annual will be one of the best ever issued, Soon gradua- tion day dawns. What then? Service in the ranks where in the defense of our country we shall have our courage and patriotism put to a test. Some have already enlisted, one is gone before us, others will follow. Thus ends our school career with its immediate pros- pects. What will follow, time will tell. George Schlimm Robert Prechtel. Our Home Town 37 '74-e Meme - 1945 SENIOR GIRLS' PROPHECY N fancy one often covers a wide area, one idea closely following in the range of the other. Thus it was, as I sat musing one day. The future of the Senior girls flitted through my mind, and as far as I can recall, the girls were represented in the manner that I shall now describe. I had been engrossed in reading when I paused to gaze out of a nearby window. There I saw a lost parcel lying on the street. In fancy I was hurrying to pick up the package and to overtake the owner when I heedlessly came in contact with an automobile that was speeding my way. The result was that an ambulance had to be called and I was rushed off to a large city hospital. When I regained consciousness I was aware of the odor of antiseptic. Upon slowly opening my eyes I was confronted by four white walls. Hearing a rustle I turned my head and saw, of all things-a nurse, who when turning her smiling countenance toward me I recognized instantly as Sarah Schieler. After we had exchanged greetings, she sum- moned Dr. Loretta Hoffman. Grace Briendel, Directress of the Red Cross, being in the hos- pital at the time, accompanied Dr. Hoffman to my room. The best of medical attention was given me but I was destined to spend several days convalescing. Upon my discharge, in the hospital elevator, I beheld Corinne Decker, now a com- petent anesthetist. Free of duty for the rest of the day she agreed to accompany me on a shopping tour. Upon entering the showroom of an exclusive fashion store, Mary McMackin, head de- signer of this establishment, came toward us. Also within view was Valentina Riddle who was modeling gowns for a few prominent members of society, one of whom was Theresa Wiesner, a new star in the television world. Theresa welcomed us but had to hurry to her broadcast rehearsal, so Corinne and I went on our way to a Beauty Salon. Here Corinne bade farewell. At the Salon I recognized Irene Wortman as the receptionist. She pleasantly said, "You may have an appointment immediately." The beautician was Doris Frank and while she set my hair, another former classmate, Mabel Sorg, gave me a manicure. During that hour we had an enjoyable visit, reminiscing old school days. Leaving the Beauty Salon I engaged a hotel suite in New York city. Passing through the hotel lobby I noticed a crowd of people and peering into their midst I beheld Mary Krellner signing autographs. When she finally discovered me she warmly greeted me and showed me her precious violin which had been heard throughout the world. Mary informed me that she was guest star at the Metropolitan. She had returned from Vienna especially to make this appearance because our mutual friend of long ago, Ieanne Krellner, was sing- ing there in "Carmen." Then I telephoned and reserved a box seat for the performance that evening. I went early to the Metropolitan because I wished to explore the interior. Accidentally I found myself in the outer office of the producer where Teresa Schaut was private secretary. With Teresa for my guide I met everyone of importance there. She contacted me with Irene I-Iacherl, pianist in the orchestra. My reserve seat was in the same box with Mary Alyce Lenze, a noted critic. After the performance I went backstage and met Martha Lenze, supervisor of the stage settings. Martha invited me to help her select some new furnishings for the stage. The next morning, not having found satisfactory commodities, Martha asked to see the purchasing agent. Lucy Daniel appeared, a Very trim and efficient executive. With the promise to order the desired articles immediately, we went to lunch at Zita Haller's "Coffee Room." Upon entering we were aware of the magic touch that only Zita could have. As we were having lunch, Mary Grace Keim, Secretary of New York Welfare Society, approached and after greetings were exchanged she induced us to buy tickets to a Charity Festival. Monica Lucanik was starred as "Queen of the Ice." Doris Paar, was to open 38 '7fze luema-7945 the ceremonies with a poem she had composed especially for the occasion. Doris Krug, superintendent of a Children's Hospital, was guest speaker. Leaving the festival, I took a taxi to the airport. Mercedes Shields courteously assisted me to my place on the plane. Miss Shields was a stewardess of the United States Airlines. Directly opposite me on the plane sat Rosemary Hoehn. She said she was going back to the University of California where she was Professor of Chemistry. Rosemary showed me a magazine cover designed by Rosemary Werner. As the trip progressed we were treated with delicacies from Martha Meier's "Candy Kitchen." Reaching my destination, San Francisco, I bade farewell to Rosemary, and was met by my friend Erma Nissel, now a celebrated composer of the latest song hits. The beauti- ful corsage presented to me by Erma had been made up at Anna Eichmil1er's florist shop, the best in San Francisco. As we were leaving the airport Esther Dippold was buying a ticket East, bent on inter- viewing a publisher as she had just completed her seventh novel. Doris Wilhelm, who was private secretary to the President of the Airlines, was leaving her office to take a statement to Theresa Leithner, an income tax expert. In the city of the Golden Gate accommodations had to be secured so we selected the City Hotel, knowing that our stay there would be pleasant, due to the hospitality of Eileen Hanes, the hostess. As quickly as a flash of lightning my wanderings ceased. I realized that within a brief space of time I had seen all of my classmates of l945. Each had distinguished herself in her own particular vocation. I was proud to know them as my classmates whom I would treasure for life. ig?- BOYS' CLASS PROPHECY RUISING along at the rate of five hundred miles per hour in my super electronic air- ship, the year being l965, and having a few spare moments I decided to switch on my television time projector to take a look at the past. Accidentally my finger flipped the time switch to l945. As I moved my hand to reset the switch the number struck a familiar chord in my mind. "Why, that is the year l945, the year that I graduated from high school. It has been twenty years since I last saw my old schoolmates. I Wonder what they are doing now. How well I remember them: lack, Herb, Earl and Dick, Bob, Donald, Ivy, Flavius, Regis, Charles, Richard, Boomer, and George. It seems like yesterday that we were together at school. I think I shall look in on them." I put the switch back on l965 and took out my International Directory. "I wonder what Iack Daily is doing now", I thought. I paged through the directory until I came to his name. His identification number was l7830. I set my dials at those numbers and turned on the switch. Instantly the screen in front of me lit up and an image appeared on it, I focused it to the proper depth when there before my eyes appeared lack, former classmate of mine and looking none the worse for his twenty years of life than when he was captain of the basketball team. But, what was this? I could not believe my eyes. Here he was stand- ing with a basketball in his hand, just as I had seen him many times twenty years ago. I focused my apparatus for more depth and sure enough there he was, not playing, but coaching the nationally-known Rocketeers who recently beat the English champion team. Upon closer examination of the team, whom should I find as the star forward, but Flavius Wicks. I watched the team practice for a while and then decided to look up my old friend Bob Prechtel. A flick of the wrist, a little focusing, and there he was, surrounded by wires, tubes, coils, meters, and lights, and Working over a large machine which I recognized be- cause of the publicity it had received as the latest device for interplanetary communication. 39 7fze Memo-1945 I could see that Robert was so busy that I decided to leave without speaking with him. As I went out of the office by focus I noticed on his office door, "Robert L. Prechtel, Chief Electric Engineer, General Electric Company." Wait! What was that? I refocused my machine and sure enough, there, just entering Bob's shop, was Charles Fleming, consulting engineer for General Electric. I glanced at the instruments on my panel and realized I was reaching New York, my first stop. I shut off my television and made preparations to land. There to my surprise had just landed a government plane from Australia in which sat Dick I-Iathorn who had just arrived from a mission for the United States government. While observing the new airfield, the largest and best-equipped in the world, and while my ship was rolling to a stop, whom should I find standing in front of me but Herby Straub, another old classmate. "Well, Herby, it has been a long time since I saw you. What are you doing?" He replied, "I am the new aeronautical engineer in charge of this airfield." Most of the plans have been drafted by Robert Leuschel who has been in the employment of the government since the peace treaty of World War II. I did not have much time to talk but was glad to meet my old friends. After my ship had been checked I started for London, my next stop. While crossing the ocean I decided to turn on my radio and televisor to hear a little music and obtain a bit of news. As I turned my dial round a clear, rather familiar voice attracted me to listen. Could it be? Yes, it was none other than Richard Schatz as the "hot off the wire" commentator. Continuing to listen I heard another familiar voice, George Schlimm, star singer. I reached London in a very short time, where, to my surprise, was Earl I-Iauber at a conference of diplomats, Earl having been earlier appointed as ambassador to Rome by our president. I visited with him for a while then went on to Paris. I stopped there for dinner and whom should I find seated at one of the tables but Donald Wiesner. I had read about his trip around the world but never expected to meet him. We talked for a while and then we decided to go to the art gallery. He said he had something to show me. We went into the main room and he took me to a painting. Stand- ing in front of it was Ivan Wortman, but imagine my surprise to find that Ivan had painted the picture and sold it for 520,000 It was a modern art painting. The three of us toured the gallery for a while discussing paintings and then I left to keep my appointment. When 1 returned to the gallery both men had gone. I then decided to direct my ship for the good old United States. I had been having a little trouble with my airship so I stopped at De- troit to get a new one while the old one was being repaired. I went directly to the Ford Rocket Car Corporation for I knew I could get a good deal because the General Manager, Regis Hacherl, another old classmate, was a personal friend of mine. I visited with Regis for a while then went back home. Another day was ended. Thankful after twenty years to see again all the fellows with whom I had graduated, and with a tear in my eye, I parked the Rocket car, recalling once again the happy days we had spent together. Dean Foote. if .wif 5-QL, :ir sei' f -f 4, -qw' K' Ts? : "- 40 F W t CPl1rmm by unc of our studentsb cz mg a ers 7fze Memo - 1945 SCABLET AND GOLD CARLET and gold are colors which are sacred to every American. Red signifies blood, patriotism, courage and love. One need not reflect long to realize that great por- tions of the earth are at present bathed in blood and, as the martyrs of the early Church triumphantly shed their blood for their faith so also brave young men and women of all nations are today courageously shedding their blood for their countries, that men may learn to love each other and promote trust and peace everywhere. Fittingly has our class chosen red and gold as its colors for many of us will before long be called to enter the great conflict. Courage will not be wanting to us for we have been tried by daily difficulties in school life to overcome obstacles and courageously face the future. Men clear the way for a man of courage, they revere him, and step aside to let him lead them to brave deeds. Have they not already stood aside to let our American boys lead them? We shall bravely join them and bear our share of the burden of a free life. There is a treasury of gold in life for each of us. As the beautiful scarlet sunrise or sunset is mingled with gold so also in our lives we find gold not only in the beautiful flowers of the field or in the autumn leaves or the shining vessels of the altar, but we shall ever try to be as good as gold, as true as gold, and as pure as gold. We find the costly robes of a Cardinal at religious ceremonies and the rich scarlet vestments worn at mass on Pentecost and on the feastdays of martyrs are symbols of love. The Holy Ghost descended upon the twelve apostles in the form of tongues of fireg this, too, has its beauties and were it removed would be missed only too soon because it sym- bolizes warmth, love, and charity, without which our world would, indeed, be cold. We hope that the time will speedily arrive when the scarlet representing the blood of heroes will have changed to a perfect gold and the fire of love and charity will accompany each one of us in life. Corrinne Decker. 1,1 OUR MOTTO "Today We Launch. Where Shall We Anchor?" T is with reluctance that we, the class of l945, launch forth to burst the chords which have anchored us to our school for the past twelve years. As a small sailing vessel sets out on the broad ocean, with sails afloat, and, urged on by wind and storm, some- times arriving at safe port, reaches its haven only after overcoming great obstacles, so, we depart from our anchorage. For twelve years we have been safely stowed away beneath the care of parents, priests and teachers, but today we set out with wings of hope for future success, with confidence in God, well-formed principles of Catholic education, activities of power, responsibility to duty and love of fellow-man. Having dispossessed ourselves of all chattels of unrest, lack of courage and irresponsibility, we move ahead with light hearts, with the fuel of faith, hope and charity. Those of us who have profited most by the advice of our elders, built up a bulwark of strength by study, and have formed good habits, are well prepared to launch out into the deep and in spite of obstacles will reach our goal. We cannot go forth as an armada but must each set out to row his own boat. We will be our own captains. Most of the boys and many of the girls will before long have gone into the service of their country. They can no longer depend upon any ot their class- mates tor suggestions or helpful hints. A small sailing vessel, quite unknowingly launches out presumably unconscious of any danger, sometimes reaching the harbor in safety, but frequently sailing about, being buffeted about for a time or again disappearing temporalily beneath the waves, after a short time appearing again to make a stronger attempt. Rarely does it disappear corn- pletely from view. While sailing on the sea of life, we will undergo hardships of all kinds which we must do our best to overcome. Anchoring at the ports of "Faith, Hope and Charity," we will refuel and these supplies should make us seaworthy until the end of our long voyage. Teresa Schaut. 42 '7fze Memo-1945 EDITORIAL E are indeed fortunate that we are living in St. Marys with all its opportunities for work and recreation. Seldom is there any scarcity of employment with pay suffi- cient to take care of a family. Some have acquired wealth, others have been enabled to build themselves comfortable homes, none need go hungry. Considering these facts would it not be wise to think of some projects by which our town could show progress in providing up-to-date community centers, larger parks and recreation grounds and other improvements? One need not look very far to see what could be done, and really should be done, and that soon. Before long we hope to see our soldier boys return by the hun- dreds and what will we have to offer them for all they have endured for us? A large town hall or community building where everybody is welcome would surely be an asset. This could house recreation rooms, refreshment stands, a small library with choice reading mat- ter, and above all a spacious hall that would give accommodation to large numbers for public gatherings. Elk Creek, we are told, was once the joy of the town. Its clear, limpid waters were enjoyed by ally even the fish took to them and were happy. Perhaps it is too much to think of restoring this. Yet something-should and could be done here. Street markers, too, should come into the picture, more and better lights on all streets radiating from the center of town. All of us should have a deep interest in our home town. We owe it to those returning from overseas, to the future generations, as well as to ourselves. Besides, while we are adding to its beauty, unfinished projects would give employment to those coming home after the war until the crisis of readjustrnent is over. Earl C. Hauber. CHARITY F you give a cup of cold water in my name it shall not go unrewarded, is a lesson and a promise given by Christ Himself while here upon earth. This shows how greatly God loves charity. No matter how great your Faith in the Almighty, if you lack charity it will profit you nothing. We may feel, when asked to give in charity, "More money to kiss good- bye," and it costs more than a slight effort to reach into your pocket and toss two bits for some charitable project, especially if it's the last you have until comes next payday. By that time, however, you will have forgotten all about ity or if, perchance, you do think of it, the thought makes you feel good inside. Soon you'll ask yourself how you would feel had you refused to give, or how, had you given double? Charity pays! Charles Fleming. , A CALL TO THE COLORS ITTLE did we who are about to graduate think while attending grade school, or even when entering high school that ere long we would be called upon to fight for our country. One by one, as class after class graduated, we saw our schoolmates depart for foreign lands. In some instances those leaving were our own brothers or near relatives. VVe dreaded to see them go because of the uncertainty of their return. Yet withal, we braced ourselves for the day not far off when we too would follow their lead. Some of our class have already enlisted, others are about to do so and still others will soon be called. One has gone, his graduation postponed indefinitely. Two will be in the Air Corps ere long, others are seeking the Navy. You may think that it would be more patriotic to let Uncle Sam choose where he wishes to have us. We do not think so. Anyone can realize that if employed in work to your liking, work is better done, whereas, forced to do what does not appeal partakes of slave labor and precludes your best endeavor. A few of our class are preparing to take the Eddy Aptitude Test and hope to qualify for radio training, We think it is but right that all wish our boys success in the field of their choice, whatever it may be. May God grant that ere long they can return, seeing the world at peacel Regis Hacherl. 43 4511155 .Q H K imlifsf-FW ' hh 7-1 , . f , -1 lv 3 WW z QQ, -l,' 4 4 Q f i ,"', s if ' ,if !,z 'f Whevz the Snow Was High ii -fn. 'Q WR, ' '7fze luema-1945 SPRINGTIME OF LIFE S we again greet the awakened life of nature, welcome Springtime, we the Senior class sadly regret that this beautiful Spring marks the end of our memorable school- days. Ah! the very fragrance of the fresh air calls us out to Welcome the Springtime, the greatest recurring event of the year. Spring is so invigorating. The bright green ver- dure will soon appear from the very roots of the earth. Once more the ground will be a ruddy rich brown. The beautiful birds return, fresh showers triumphantly spread their Welcome to the opening of the blooming glory of the flowers. Yet as beautiful as Spring may seem, for us the Senior class, we look upon it as sad, for we are all wondering what the next Spring will bring. As all the recent graduating classes have sent many members into the appalling turmoil of war, our class, too, will part with their brothers of their childhood-days. At present the future of their lives cannot be decided. In time to come the girls will have sought a future somewhere else. To us this Springtime can be considered as the fountain of opportunity in our lives, though in a certain sense a world at war does not hold much chance for the graduate student. We must, however, make the best of what is offered. We are determined in our efforts to go out into this Springtime of Life to become the future men and women of this, our America. Springtime is the flowering glory of our lives. Now as Spring greets us once again we hope that some Springtime in the near future will call us all together to greet the Springtime of Life, a peaceful life. As Spring enters, we the Senior class say a fond farewell to the last Springtime of our happiest days. Once again in a more beautiful Spring, one which will greet a peaceful world, we hope to meet again. . Doris Frank. SHIPS ED sails against an evening sky as the sun sinks slowly in the west-so beautiful, so perfect is this scene, painted by the hand of God, that no artist, down through the ages has ever reproduced it on canvas. As we gaze on this scene enchanting, our imagination cries out, "Tell us ships, what is your story?" The first ship that is recorded in history is the three-storied ark that God personally in- structed Noah to build. lt was sealed with pitch Within and without. The ark was large and powerful and rather symbolized the Church as it floated along without human aid. The Egytians sailed up and down the Nile River in their home-made boats. In the days of "Merrie England", ships manned by English freebooters and sea dogs, dotted the oceans, plundering Spanish commerce. In l492, through the use of three ships, under the command of the brave and daring Columbus, a great and new continent was discovered. Yes, as far back as history has been recorded, ships have been a source of inspiration for man's genius. The human mind has been inspired by God to make larger and better vessels until today, we have gigantic, two-story, silver ships that sail through the sky. But besides the battleships, cruisers, submarines and flying fortresses, there is another kind of ship that is more important and morally necessary to men, and that is friendship. This ship is of purest gold and it carries treasures of love and kindness that no amount of money can buy. "Friendship cheers like a sunbeam, charms like a good story, inspires like a brave leader, binds like a golden chain, guides like a heavenly vision." Rose Mary Hoehn. 45 N '7fae Mmm-1945 THE HONOR ROLL HE magnificent Honor Roll which was dedicated cmd handed over to the school in March, 1944, lists the names from the year 1920 to 1945 of the graduate students now in service. Two hundred six names appear on the scroll. Our school is proud of its many former students who are now in the various branches of our country's service. As we pass the honor roll on our Way to and from classes We often think of the boys. We Wonder if they are not again With us in thought and longing for our splendid oppor- iunities of education. This feeling has often been expressed by service boys who have recently visited the school. To these former students of Central Catholic High, we senior girls and boys extend our sincere appreciation and loving gratitude for all the great and unlimited sacrifices and courageous actions which they have performed. Many of them gave their lives and others endured very severe sufferings for their God and country. Zita Haller. Rural Scene, St. Jbfarys, Ta. 46 7fze Mmm-1945 THE STAFF OF OUR BI-WEEKLY HORTLY after the opening ot our present school year a staff for the Bi-Weekly, pub- lished regularly by the high school seniors, was to be formed. It was proposed that this consist of volunteers, and, the class acquiescing, volunteers were called tor. Dean Foote volunteered as editor, Robert Prechtel and Charles Fleming as Associate and As- sistant Editors, respectively. Donald Wiesner was ready to do secretarial Work, Flavius Wicks to be Circulating Manager, and Earl Hauber to look atter the business end ot the job. These accordingly, formed the statt for the year and immediately got busy to put out the first issue of this term's paper. Committees were appointed, four in number, who were responsible for the printing as their turn came around. The staff, with painstaking effort, managed to issue the paper without delay, every other Week. lt proved both interesting and educational. Many former students requested that the paper be sent to them while serving With the armed forces. Nearly 300 papers of seven pages each were in demand. Morning, noon and evening found some of the boys- stati and printers,-on the job, sketching, drawing, typing, printing, stapling and distribut- ing. A reporter from each home room supplied much ot the material. We take this opportunity to thank all our reporters, contributors and subscribers for their loyal support, and We wish our successors continued success as they take over in the coming year. Richard Hathorn. .r W r 5 ni.- ' .1 l 0 C. H. S. BI-WEEKLY STAFF Editor in Chief ,......... Dean Foote Upper-middle Associate Editor , . , .Robert Prechtel Lower-first Assistant Editor .... Charles Fleming Upper-third Business Manager ...... Earl Hauber Upper-first Circulating Manager. .Flavius Wicks Lower--third Secretary ....... Donald Wiesner Lower-middle i l 4 7 I i 7fze Memo -19451 GIRLS' BABY PICTURES lpage 49l Left to right: First row: Doris Paar, Monica Lucanik, Corinne Decker, Irene Hacherl. I Second row: Ieanne Krellner, Lucy Daniel, Loretta Hoffman, Martha Lenze. Third row: Doris Frank, Mary Grace Keim, Zita Haller. f Fourth row: Theresa Leithner, Mary McMackin, Irene Wortman, Rosemary Werner. Fifth row: Grace Breindel, Teresa Schaut, Martha Meyer, Mabel Sorg. CHILDHOOD lpage 5 ll First row: Rose Mary Hoehn, leanne Krellner, Irene Hacherl. Insert: Teresa Schaut, Eileen Hanes. Second row: Doris Paar, Mary McMackin, Corinne Decker, Doris Frank. Insert: Martha Meyer, Loretta Hoffman, Mary Grace Keim. Third row: Theresa Leithner, Zita Haller, Monica Lucanik, Grace Breindel, Lucy Daniel. TEEN-AG-E fpage 62l First row: Mary Grace Keim, Corrinne Decker, Grace Breindel, Theresa Leithner, Mon- ica Lucanik. Second row: Doris Paar, Doris Krug, Mary Krellner, leanne Krellner, Mary McMackin, Corinne Decker, Erma Nissel, Teresa Schaut, Teresa Schaut. Third row: Doris Frank, Lucy Daniel, Esther Dippold, Zita Haller, Fourth row: Irene Wortman, Rosemary Werner, Martha Lenze, Eileen Hanes, Loretta Hoffman, Rose Mary Hoehn, Irene Hacherl. ?.,i A SCHOOL DAY In the morning cold and dreary In the cold air next I wander, When I get up feeling weary, At the school steps stand and ponder. Thinking of the long drawn day Next into dim-lighted halls I step, I sink back on my bed of hay. Half awake and without pep, Then a voice-my father's shout Now to church, then back to school Double quick it brings me out. There to mind the golden rule, To the breakfast table, I stagger Time moves slow, the hours are long Light piercing eyes like a dagger. Closing taps seem like a song. Off to home, then off for play And on to supper without delayg Watching the shadows creep over the hill, Then back to bedl Oh, what a thrill! Herbert Straub. 48 1 55' 'f 3 . e n - . gk 5. I ' " v W i mm: I V W if U ,.f f -wx S w A, am Af 51 gL1w'i5f?f5 P .,.M.., in -v 4 .www I' 'WN ww' 5 N Xu ffm' f. Q E mv - 4 .4 Views of the vlnniial Field Jbiass 01' Our 730315 and Girls in Service ST. MARYS SODALITY O promote the honor of Mary, the Mother of God, to strive for personal perfection and to bring others to Christ are purposes for which the Blessed Virgin Sodality Was established. These lofty aims have been an inducement for many of the high school girls to join the society. What a splendid sight it has been to see a large group of the girls attend 7:15 Mass the first Sunday of each month, and receive in a body, their Divine Lord in Holy Communion and how edifying to hear them unite their voices in the Blessed Virgin's Office. During the past year, through spiritual ac- tivities, the members received many benefits, but they also participated in social activities of which bowling was in the lead. Six teams, con- sisting of six girls on each team, entered whole- heartedly into the game. The lucky Winners re- ceived prizes at the end of the season. Besides bowling some of the pleasurable events Were: A Christmas party, a Mother's Day party, and a social after each monthly meeting. The Socialists, with a true child-like spirit, Were much pleased when "Santa" appeared to distribute the gifts at their Christmas party. This merriment was followed by many active games, the main event being a treasure hunt. A de- licious lunch was served and each member went away With the feeling of an evening Well spent. At the Mothers' Day party each girl brought her mother as a guest. A play was presented by a group of the girls and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The main event of the evening Was a cake walk. How everyone envied the Winner of the chocolate cakel The Sodality is presided over by the very cap- able and active Martha Leithner. She is assisted by Audrey Dinsmore as Vice-President and Angeline Wiesner as Secretary. The financial matters are taken care of by Mary Zore. Anna Eichmiller. , , .,,, Y M, ,5 mm a' ,W ,E 9, - Q , . , L. ,g,a:Qwv'iWgA-LM, 1, , 4 131, lflffif k, , . X W. . Y, .H 4.6. W- Q ..,, W k 4 fkvi?1'4-55 A 2 - 1 f 3- 3 i,,4 wr 1 5' L w. A - ' vw A Qfiq V. pi? 2 ' 2 J'-.1 . -if ff ff '. - V is 13" 3' . - 'g f . ' X17 '-.Q- - ' .. ffm , N Q , :sn i 1 , ff ML ff 5,1 ,M ' , .L . 4 Mg., ., K M .ww fs 'WWA f fl , if I it . A 'Q-I' -1. 'F I ig i ...A Q- : L .. . -' ,ages x 4 if V' ' . . f f ss' t 'fre - i s ' ." : '?i I f- S 5 ' " Hfsiiiff s ' I -WD "., ,V . . ,' A' y " uf . . . t m: ' - . -5.3 A 4 it X L-sw. ' ' ' f f - 1 L - f -' A - . .,'- -Q... ' Yamini'-'V -' Sr ss. --ws. .. -.-. X ,.. ' fs, ,,1-- M 2 , -- "-' Y ' x- .r A ' gif i-ffZ"iw r - -, ' 1 3:f...vf K K. inf" W C Tr' T , . . 9 I ' . is 3 if - A Under Construction THE CATHOLIC STUDENT MISSION CRUSADE HE largest Central High School activity is that of the Catholic Student Mission Crusade, totaling two hundred ninety-one members which is almost one hundred per cent of the enroll- ment. The officers for this year are: Herbert Straub, President, Rita Wortman, Vice-President, Francis Kuntz, Secretary, Faith Herzing, Treasurer. Assemblies, movies, a quiz, a social dance and a play, "The Calling of Teresa Chang" were the main activities of the year. During Lent the odd penny collection was given prominent recogni- tion by almost every class. The result, a surprising amount of pennies, showed that the Freshmen were outstanding in this con- tribution. At the close of each assembly our moderator, Reverend Father Boniface, O.S.B., gave an interesting address, taking for his topic some vital point in the program of the day and the work of the missionaries in regard to the physical as well as the spiritual side of life. ' Since that memorable day in nineteen hundred forty-one when the Mission Crusade was organized in our high school, the mem- bership has been increasing yearly. The students, being mission- conscious, would be loath to part wtih the charter which the school retains as a certification of its agreement with the organizing mis- sion body in Cincinnati. The Mission Crusade helps to promote the Catholic faith in foreign lands as well as in our own country. Most people think that money is the one need of the missions but in the letter re- ceived from Monsignor Edward A. Freking, Secretary-Treasurer, we read "The crying need is for the vocations-priests, Brothers, Sis- ters-for the home and foreign missions. There is even a demand now in the missions for Catholic young men and women, who are adequately trained, to give five years of their life to the spread of the Faith without having any religious vows." Theresa Leithner. WHO? Who gave His life for you and me Died of a broken heart upon a tree? Who scourged, crowned and nailed Him there? Could you but one of His sufferings bear? Would you have done the same as He, If all this they would do to thee, Who said, "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Who lived in poverty, not in wealth? 'Who gave us the Holy Mass, And nothing in return did ask? Who gave us by His holy life, His example to take in strife? WHO? ? ? Our Lord the Giver of life and death! Ivan Wortman. DAGUSCAHONDA CHURCH HE new St. Benedict Parish was established in the winter of lanuary 28, 1940. From then on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been celebrated in a vacant room in the Daguscahonda school. A church, however, is now going to take the place of the school room at a cost of approximately ten thousand dollars. Under the unique designs of Reverend Father David, O.S.B., and the general contractor, Mr. Raymond Rupprecht, the edifice will measure 34 feet by 63 feet. Wood was secured from two barracks belonging to the Croyland Camps near Ridgway. The property was donated by Peter Scott of Daguscahonda and the North American Refrac- tories of Cleveland, Ohio. lt is on the main road between St. Marys and Ridgway and will be the first building to the left upon enter- ing Daguscahonda from Ridgway. On May first of last year the first stone was cut and since then thousands have been cut and chiseled into shapeg the time and effort having been donated by the members of the parish. But cut- ting stones was not the only thing to be done, and much time was spent outside of the construction itself. Father David deserves much gratitude for his great interest and zeal in the work. Hardly a day passed that he was not seen cut- ting stones or measuring carefully the ground surrounding the church. Many of his hours were spent with the other men in tear- ing down the barracks in Croyland. Hard work held no fear for him and his perseverance spurred the others on through the un- endurable heat of the summer months. The ladies of the Mission were not idle all this time and bi- weekly binqos and raffles were held, the proceeds of which all went to the building fund. On October 29, the cornerstone was blessed and laid by Rev- erend Father Henry Schwener, O.S.B., who had been appointed by Bishop Gannon of Erie, due to the latter not being able to at- tend the ceremony himself. Reverend Father Henry was celebrantg Father Cornelius, deaconp Reverend Father Lucian, Sub-deacon, and Reverend Father David acted as Master of Ceremonies. Other neighboring priests attending were: Very Reverend Timothy Seus, O.S.B., of St. Marys Parish, Right Reverend Monsignor A. H. Wiers- binski of Iohnsonburg, Right Reverend Monsignor Iohn W. Murphy of Ridgway and other visiting clergy of nearby towns. Also in attendance were the Benedictine Sisters of St. Marys, the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, the Sacred Heart vested choir and servers. The cornerstone contained a copper box which held a history of the church, names of the members of the new St. Benedict Church, the previous Saturday's copy of the Daily Press, some ration points, coins, stamps, Benedictine medals, church bulletin. When this church is finished we will indeed be proud of it. To help erect a church is perhaps one of the greatest privileges on earth. Churches are not erected every day and the people of this new parish feel honored, indeed, to have the wonderful opportunity that has been bestowed upon them. Doris Paar. -'T Dedication Ceremonies 7fze Memo - 1945 1 THE ALTAR OF REPOSE N Holy Thursday of each year the Church keeps the anniversary of the institution of the Blessed Sacrament. Saddened at the thought of our Savior's suf- ferings, so soon after, she dispenses with any great solemnity. But on a side altar trimmed with lace and flowers she places the Sacred Species for the special adoration of the faith- ful, where it reposes until Good Friday when in solemn procession it is carried back to the high altar to be offered at the "Mass of the Pre-sanctified". One of these altars is shown in the accompanying picture. Donald Wiesner. 1 OUR MAY ALTAR HEN the month of May comes around life has returned to earth. Balmy air, beautiful flowers, flitting songsters pro- claim the glory of their loving Creator, as well as the sweet beauty of our blessed Mother to whom this month is dedicated. To honor her, magnificent May altars are erected everywhere. We too, of St. Marys High, de- light in thus expressing our devotion, and vie with each other to place at her feet the most delicate and fragrant flowers to be found. Vigil lights, candles and other adornments bedeck her altar. Shown here is a little altar erected in the school corridor by the loving hands of her children. K Memo -1945 Zin itltlemnriam HIS year on Saint Benedict's Day the halls of Central High School were saddened at the death of our beloved teacher and friend, Sister M. Gertrude OSB. To us her death was a great blow. We feel her loss keenly, but we must be comforted in know- ing that God has safely taken her from this war-filled world to His heavenly abode. ln years to come her cheery and lovable man- ner will ever be remembered. Sister Gertrude is wholly responsible for the wonderful Bio- logical Laboratory which we have here at school. She persist- ently labored in the laboratory even while she was ill. The little mound in the Sisters' cemetery which marks the resting place of Sister will ever serve us as a reminder of our faithful and solicitous friend. Though she has passed on, her spirit will remain with us forever. While at the hospital, ill as she was and unmindful of her own suffering, she brought love and good cheer into the hearts of others. To dear Sister Gertrude we say, Reguiescat in Pace. Doris Frank. 55 .::-..- ,. 7 -- - -- .M-fy,-J .muem 5 K x '15 gf212ri8if1g2z1LfJ, f-f-f W -f I fwfr? ' 3 wr 5 ,ff . Q-ffwfwkiffakfzwiwfwf.qifggiv ig, I QW Wwsv if fe f- Q ' " .f,fif,ge:fasm sw: 1. ri L-12-fffffif' - vms:iE'fQsW5,:n. e -,.L .,,.., - -,ty fx-ff , , ' f K ,.f N. A 1 I A '7fze Memo-i945 When School Cares Were Ours Upper row. leli to righi: Regis Hacherl, Richard Schlimm, Flavius Wicks, Upper row: R. Schatz, Schlimm, E. Hauber, D. Upper row: C. Fleming, erl, I. Wortman, D. Foo BABYHOOD Ipage 56l Herbert Straub, Richard Schatz, Iohn Daily. Second row: Hathorn, Earl Hauber. Third row: Dean Fooie, George Chas. Fleming, Ivan Wortman. Donald Wiesner. Lower row: Rob. Leuschel, SCHOOL AGE labovel I, Dailey, Chas. Fleming, R. Hathorn. Middle row: G. Wiesner. Lower row: D. Foote, R, Prechiel, R, Leushel. SENIORS fpage 581 E. Hauber, G. Schlimm, H. Straub. Second row: R. Hach- te. Third row: R. Prechtel, R. Hathorn, I. Dailey. Fourth row: D. Wiesner, R. Leuschel, R. Schatz, F. Wicks. 57 4, I ,f 5 ,M F w ,V 'X 2 5 ,A mv 7fze Memo-7945 IF I WERE PRINCIPAL OMEWORK is an assignment that the average student finds dull, unnecessary and un- interesting, and in plain words, these are my sentiments exactlyl One evening while I was trying to solve a particularly difficult problem, I had practically chewed my pencil down to a point in desperation and had spent precious hours accomplishing exactly nothing. In exasperation, I discarded my books and pencils, relaxed, and lost myself in a dream of what I would do if I were principal. I was surprise to find myself seated behind a massive mahogany desk, in a bright, cheerful office. I glanced around at my unfamiliar surroundings, and noted that, with the exception of the window space, the entire room was lined from floor to ceiling with books of various sizes, color and description. I arose and wandered about. As I browsed over the titles on the shelves, the door opened and one of the high school students stood at re- spectful attention. When she addressed me as "Madame Principal" I discoverd that in- stead of being a member of the student body, I was now the superior of the school. At last my ambition had been realized! I was principal of the schooll My first official act in this capacity would be to make radical changes in the curriculum. Pupils would be allowed to devote their time to the subjects that most appealed to themg athletics and social activities would be increased, and homework, like slavery, would be abolished for- ever. Several days passed during which my experiment was put to the test, and contrary to expectations, was meeting with many obstacles. Under this system, I received numerous complaints from the faculty. With the exception of a few conscientious students, classes in Latin, Chemistry and Geometry reported a poor attendance while Bookkeeping, Typing and Biology were filled to capacity. Parents, too, objected that general education, under my progressive system, was being neglected and decided that they were strongly in favor of compulsory major subjects and homework. At this point, unlike the Marines, I did not "have the situation well in hand." One morning as I looked out of my window, I saw a delegation of angry parents storming up the walk. I wondered how I was going to handle this problem and before I had a chance to compose myself, a knock sounded on the door. When I didn't answer immediately, the rapping became insistent-so to fortify myself against the attack, I closed my eyes. When I opened them, it was a relief to find that I was in my own room, with my homework undone before me-and mother was trying to awaken me. I promised myself that from that moment until the end of my school career, I should never utter the phrase-"lf I were Principal." The conclusion I reached is that our principal, faculty, and parents are grooming us for our future in this great democracy. Education, with its homework and difficult subjects, is one of the privileges this land of opportunity affords us and even though the going seems rough at times, there is no greater satisfaction than "a good job, well done." So, with all due respect and thanks to our superiors for the splendid work they are doing in moulding the younger generation both spiritually and mentally, may I apologize for this, my fantastic adventure. Mary Grace Keim. I l59 1 A 7am We Wm 'Z' Qaagez' N I A TIME WE WON'T FORGET T was a very bright spring day in May when our class with a few former schoolmates had a little Sun- day afternoon "Get together", down in the Bear Run section of this county- Elk County. The accompanying pic- tures here will, no doubt, reveal to you why we chose this spot. Beautiful scen- ery, fresh water creeks in which to fish, plenty of room lor softball and horse- shoes, tables on which to serve refresh- ments, and a lake-provided with a tin bottom with holes. Boating on this lake provided the "feature attraction" for the afternoon. There were many wet feet before evening, hailing water from the leaky boat tired some so that they abandoned the ship and swam to shore. To some of us it was a circus watching the antics and the difficulties encoun- tered in maneuvering that boat, espe- cially when, out in the middle of the lake the boat abandoned its personnel and sank to the bottom. The two sur- vivors waded through the waters, reach- ing to their necks, finally reaching shore accompanied by the shouts and cheers of their companions. Besides the fun we met with a few minor mishaps. A half tooth was lost by one of the boys while playing foot- ball, the fish refused to bite, the dam called for some repairs at our hands. The Fish fry, planned, fell through,-not a single fish was there when came time for the evening meal. Charles Fleming. ,wh 1 'W Q 'HQ Y? '7fze Meme - 1945 PARADISE ON EARTH F all the wonderful things in life nothing is comparable to the beauties of Nature. As the sun rises, its rays send messages of a new day approaching. Seeking new vigor, a young accountant lies in solitude fully enjoying a week's vacation as he sleeps in the heart of his favorite woodland. He awakens and glances at his verdure-clad surroundings which have become so homelike, then he rises and refreshes himself in a nearby stream. To walk out on a spring day and to feel the wind in his hair and the warmth of the sun, to watch the birds play among tiny shoots of green leaves upon the trees, and smell the sweet odor of blossoms which surrounds him with a veil of happiness, brings new light into a world of darkness. What joy it is for him to walk through a green woodland and reach a tiny pool of hidden glory where as light reflects upon a cluster of evergreens, imag- inary pictures dance about in the sunl He sits and gazes at the water dreaming of heaven which seems so near. Everything is so still that he feels God is beside him. All of a sud- den a tiny fawn appears to drink at the brink. Some unseen presence withholds the im- pulse Within him to creep up and caress the little creature fondly but it will be frightened by a human being who seeks to destroy the beautiful for mere pleasure. What would be more enjoyable than for men to cease destruction and shower love on creatures even more lovely than this whose very presence makes one's heart beat faster! Ahl The fawn has gone, so suddenly that the onlooker feels something has been drawn from his heart. When he deserts shelter to seek the freshness and coolness of the air after a shower, he hears the birds singing, and once again the sun is shining, casting a rainbow of beauti- ful colors across the sky. The grass is so much greener and his eyes do not feel tired from the heat of the day as he gazes at the mountains, each seeming to fade with distances until the last one blends with the blue of the sky. He wants to walk across that moun- tainous expanse until he mounts that last one and can reach up to touch the sky. Darkness falls and the stars peep out of their shrouds and begin to twinkle. Then the moon rises seeming to invite a peaceful stroll. What joy there is to walk on a moonlit night and watch the mellow silver magic in the sky! Solitude is wonderful then because the heart is light and the cares of the day have vanished. The country is filled with un- surpassing beauty. Then he returns to his peaceful abode and soon the sandman shovels magic and his eyes seek a land of unknown dreams. Once again the sun rises in all its glory of brightness and cheerfulness but today seems a little bit sadder. Even the birds' chatter cannot hide all the regrets for today, he must return. He must leave his little haven of peace, quiet and contentment and return to the city filled with noise and disruption. For a week he has forgotten all business and now he must go back to it, but will he forget all he has enjoyed for such a short time? No. The Lord has sent something along which is in his heart-a yearning to remember and return. Mercedes Shields. l mfg! 63 N BOY SCOUT CAMP COUT Camp Mountain Run is located about five miles from Penfield in the forest amid the surrounding mountains. For years this camp has been in operation and much time has been spent there by the Boy Scouts of St, Marys who pride themselves on its careful up- keep and the improvements they make from time to time. The ac- companying pictures give a View of part of the camp. On one is seen the new rifle range, constructed two years ago but still making improve- ments upon it. The swimming pool nearby is greatly enjoyed by all during the summer months, and the interior of the first aid cabin pic- tured here shows what is being done both to teach and to help our boys in need. The lower picture gives a View of the headquarters on the grounds. Other buildings are: mess hall, handicraft cabin, caretakers cabin, workshop, trading post, show- er room. There is a ball field and a campfire circle also. The camp is used in winter and in summer, espe- cially in the summer when various troops, both boy and girl scouts get an opportunity to enjoy a vacation there, where they are given a chance in all healthful and helpful exer- cises such as hiking, fishing, swim- ming, rifle practice and other ac- tivities. How well the campers en- ioy themselves can be learned from the plans they make before leaving, as to their next opportunity to spend a week or more here during the fol- lowing summer. Robert E. Prechtel. '7fze Menu-1945 CHURCH BELLS ATI-lOl..lC Churches have for cen- turies used bells to call the faithful to divine service. Each bell, before being hung in the belfry, is solemnly blessed, or "Baptised," as this ceremony is commonly called. There is some resemblance between the blessing of bells and the ritual of Baptism but the words "l baptise thee" are never used. In the Catholic En- cyclopaedic Dictionary, we find under "Baptism of Bells" the following: "The rite for the blessing of a bell in the Pontificale Romanum is of so elaborate a character that popular usage has improperly given to it the name of 'Baptisrnf It consists of the recitation of psalms, washing of the bell with holy water, anointing it with Oil of the Sick, and with Chrism, putting a smoking thurible inside it, and reading the gospel of Luke X, 38-42" There are also sponsors or "God- fathers" who during parts of the cere- mony, place their hands upon the bell, and finally, the name of a saint is given to it. Following is the prayer used when bestowing the name: "May this bell be hallowed, O Lord, and con- secrated in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. In honor of Saint N. Peace be to thee." Flavius Wicks. Robert Glass One of our class now in service Bell - St. Marys Church Belfry SAILING Sailing, sailing, ever sailing Steering hopefully, our vessel Over a boundless sea Though reefs and shoals ahead Sailing, sailing, onward sailing Know not fear when storms are gathering What our destiny? The deep we do not dread. Guiding us, a Helmsman, steering Over the pathless sea. Till we anchor, safe in harbor, Heaven reached-our destiny. Iohn Dailey 65 7fze Memo -1945 A SENIOR'S DIARY Dear Diary: Turning back your leaves, I find them tattered and worn yet the most interesting pages because they relate to the events of my high school career. Upon your folds I impressed the momentous events of these four years. All our activ- ities progressed day by day within your leaves. After years of imparting news of my school life to you I find the unused papers you hold growing fewer in number. Now that graduation is nigh, do you recall: The first time we took part in an assembly? It was "Book Week" when we were fresh- men. The first Friday breakfasts? The Christmas play in the gym? The American Legion Essay Awards? War stamps were awarded the lucky winners. The distinguished visitors from the Middle Atlantic Association? The formation of the Mission Crusade? Our first vacation from Central? The dance we sponsored as sophomores? The day we began Caesar's Gallic Wars? The day we dissected the frog? George Yeager telling of his experiences in Europe? Our first gym exhibit? The basketball banquets? The day we received our class rings? The Iunior Prom? The incense burning in llA? Our first Chemistry experiment? Erie, Bradford, and Williamsport? The first day we donned our class hats? The volley ball tournaments? Cooking classes? Printing the "Bi-Weekly"? Working for our "Memo"? Graduation exercises? These years have given us such unforgettable memories "Dear Diary", that they will be precious gems in our treasury of life. Mary McMackin. -1 Qgxg if :. Siev y 66 w 7lze Mama - ?-45 SENIOR CLASS WILL E, the class of l945 of St. Marys Catholic High School, being of sound mind and body, hereby do make cmd publish this, our last will and testament. l. To Father Timothy we consign rolls of film to photograph the bright faces of the High School students in the year to come. 2. To Father Boniface we leave future basketball and volleyball players with the hope that some day they may attain our superior athletic ability. 3. To Father Richard we entrust a collection of frogs, worms and crayfish accompanied by the sweet odor of formaldehyde, to lure more students into Biological research. 4. To the Faculty we leave a long-deserved and needed rest and sweet memories of a brilliant class. 5. To the class of "46" we leave our Senior dignity, our ability to choose brilliant class colors and our deepest sympathy in the composing and editing of Volume XVII of the Memo. 6. To the Sophomores we leave two more happy years in High School before they look back with fond regret and happy memories of their school days. Also we leave behind many pleasant odors, hazardous experiments and happy hours in the Chemistry Laboratory. 7. To the Freshmen we leave all our virtues hoping that they profit by our splendid example and reach an unrivalled standard of perfection, Bobby Williamee inherits a long walk home from Valentina Riddle. Dede Wortman requests that Kathleen Yetzer inherit her long eyelashes. Iack Dailey leaves his agility in basketball to Thomas Caskey. Martha Meier gives Grace Kronenwetter her short hair. Mabel Sorg wants Esther Vollmer to succeed her in the Biology class as secretary of "I Saw." Charles Flemingybequeaths his agreeable disposition to Iames Meyer. Martha Lenze loans lean Hoffman her artistic talent. Theresa Wiesner asks that Mary Lou Meyer be given her collection of cowboy music and Gene Autry pictures. Tommy Bauer will be happy to know that he is to have curly hair, because of the gen- erosity of Mary Grace Keim. Brownie Meier is to receive the Physics text books used by Grace Breindel. Robert LeuschelQwills his car to Marvin Riddle. Ann Bauer will fill Irene Hacherl's position as pianist in the school orchestra. George Schlimm donates four inches of his height to Ioseph Kline. lt is Sarah Schieler's wish that her Monday morning rest be given to anyone who is badly in need of it. To Ioan Rigard, Erma Nissel leaves her expression "Ohl my hair." Ieanne Krellner leaves her soprano voice with the girls in the Sacred Heart Choir. Mary McMackin leaves her love for potato chips to Ioy Reville. Corinne Decker wills her dimples to Iimmy Handwerger. Tessie Schaut loans her laugh to Kevin Nolan. Mary Krellner leaves a jar of "Dill pickles" to Iimmy Wittman. Doris Krug leaves her quiet manner and modulated voice to Faith Herzing. Herbert Straub leaves his number four basketball jersey to his brother Victor. Eileen Hanes transfers her place on the bus to Lillian Samick. Lucy Daniel gives her alarm clock to Alice Wittman. 67 '7fze Menu-7945 M M- J Regis Hacherl donates his intelligence to Ioseph Schatz. Doris Frank leaves memories of Williamsport to Katherine Haller. Zita Haller expresses the wish that Dorothy Mae Breindel be given her blue eyes. Dean Foote wills his knowledge of "Sherlock Holmes" to Allan Mulcahy. Mercedes' Shields gives her "Trig" to anyone who wants it. How about it, Bill Carino? Richard Schatz wishes twenty-five pounds of his weight to be given to Robert Schlimm, Betty Beimel will be pleased with Monica Lucanik's generous offering, two inches of her height. Robert Prechtel donates his little brown address book to Sam Nissel. To all the girls of Central High, Rosemary Werner leaves her collection of pictures of Van Iohnson. Ivy Wortman gives his varsity forward position to Gropa Schneider. Long fingernails is what Patty Meyer is to receive, thanks to Doris Wilhelm. Esther Dippold loans her talent of writing poetry to Lillian Gregory. Richard Hathorn bestows his wit upon LeRoy Wilhelm. Shirley Dinsmore will receive the good-natured spirit of Doris Paar. At the request of our Latin teacher, Loretta Hoffman donates her knowledge of that subject to Donald Ellis. Earl Hauber leaves his desk to his brother Walter. Mary Alyce Lenze desires that Agnes Baumgratz succeed her as cheerleader. Donald Wiesner gives his knowledge of Chemistry to George Zamboldi. - Rose Mary Hoehn wants her love of music to be given to someone who will appreciate it, perhaps loan Kraus. Anna Eichmiller donates her Commercial Arithmetic to "Pepper" Fleming. Flavius Wicks wills his knowledge of cattle to Bill Murray. Irvin Bennasutti is to receive a "45" class hat from Theresa Leithner. Ieanne Krellner Richard Hathorn. .-.-4-1. A WORD OF THANKS We wish to thank our advertisers, subscribers, and all those who generously contributed, thereby making our Memo possible. We are grateful to the Faculty, the Benedictine Sisters, who have worked earnestly with us and for us. Teresa Wiesner. 68 VOLLEY BALL CCIVIPETITOHS GREMLINS: Seated: Mary Schlimm, Dona Gahr, Aldine Glass, Faith Herzing. Standing: Ruth Keller, Dolores Krellner, Elizabeth Green- thaner. TERMITES: Seated: Ieanne Schauer, Mary Theresa Dorn- ish, Elizabeth Dippold, Rita Vfortrnan. Standing: Martha Friedl, Patricia Meier, Esther Bankovich, TROUBLES:..Seated: Mary Reuscher, Mary Lucanik, Do- lores Wendel. Standing: Marguerite Marconi, Mary Lou Meyer, Patricia Sunder. BUSTIES: Seated: Sarah Schieler, Ioan Straub, Dolores Minnich, Erma Nissel. Standing: Mary Wicks, Mary Grace Keirn, Dorothy Seelye CRUSADERS: Seated: Monica Lucanik, Eleanor Krieg, Pa iricia Meagher, Mary Krellner. Standing: Lillian Samick, Ioan Rupprecht, Frances Rupp recht. VICKIES: Seated: Geraldine Rupprecht, Patricia Herzing Kathleen Yetzer, Ioan Rigard. Standing: Mary McMackin, Ieanne Krellner, Corinne Deck er, Cecilia Lenze. 7fze Meme - 1945 VOLLEYBALL HIS was the second season of Volleyball at Central. Last year, Volleyball was played only by the girls, who enjoyed the game and entered it with much interest. But this year the boys have also entered into this sport and have played some exciting games. Although they did not play league games, they gave all of us a thrill on Athletic Nights. The League was formed early in the season, the players choosing the names: Gremlins, Crusaders, Vickies, Troubles, Termites, and Rusties. The League games which were sched- uled for Wednesdays were played with much rivalry. The Gremlins were ahead through- out the season, and came out on top at the end. The League games were followed by the Tournament of the four class teams. On Fri- day, March 9, the Semi-finals were played, with first event-Sophomores against luniors. The Sophornores won two out of two games. The second event was Frosh against Seniors. The Frosh won two out of two games. Tuesday, March 13, witnessed the Finals. The first event was the Consolation game between the luniors and Seniors. The Seniors won two out of two games. The second and last event was the game between the winners of the Semi-finals. These games were the most exciting of the year. The Sophomores won the first game with a very close score of 21-19. The second game was won by the Frosh. The third game was won by the Sopho- znores, which brought about a thunderous applause from the Volleyball fans. CONGRATULATIONS, SOPHOMORES, CHAMPIONS OF '45, The following day at 3:30, the Champion Sophomore Team played the All Stars and de- feated them with desirable scores, which proves they are real champs. The Champions of the League Teams and of the Class Teams were guests at the Bas- ketball Banquet. To our Athletic Director, Reverend Father Boniface, much credit is due for organizing Volleyball in our high school, and keeping up a strong interest among the players during the past two seasons. We tender him our profuse thanks. Monica Lucanik. 4-i LESSONS IN A USEFUL ART HIS year the Iunior and Senior girls had the opportunity of receiving special lessons in cooking. They were fortunate in having Mrs. Bathgate of the West Penn Power Com- pany instruct them in the fundamentals of this art and they were very grateful for her kind, patient assistance and personal advice. No matter what field in life one follows, the ability to cook is useful. Fifty girls, divided into groups of ten, followed this course which continued for six weeks. The girls planned and prepared breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners, which in- cluded a variety of delicious foods, such as: waffles, pies, cookies, soup, salads, meat, veg- etables, cereals and eggs, and they learned the importance of combining these foods in order to have well-balanced and nourishing meals. The part most enjoyed was the assurance that, at the close of each class, the girls could test the food that they had prepared. The satisfied expression of the girls gave evidence that their attempts had been successful. In order to determine how much each girl had learned about cooking facts and meal planning, a written quiz was given, following the six lessons. The girls were also asked to write their personal reactions to these classes and to tell in what way they had applied the knowledge to their every-day life. As a grand finale for the last class each group prepared a complete dinner which they served for their evening meal. Doris Wilhelm. 70 '7fze Memo - 1945 Senior Girls ?1'epa1'ing az Balanced Jbfeal 71 rrCl7TfSf11ZdS Greetings for jane" DRAMATIC CLUB T the lirst meeting of the Dramatic Club, held Sep- tember 28, l944, the election ot officers took place. The result was as lollowsi President, Corinne Deck- er, Vice President, Martha Lenze, Secretary, Mary Alyce Lenze, Treasurer, Rosemary Werner. The meetings could not be conducted regularly on ac- count ot other duties, but this did not hinder the produc- tion ot plays for the students willingly used their tree time to practice. The members of the Dramatic Club first presented "My Cousin from Sweden," in which the charming cousin and her typical Swedish maid trade identities to keep the actors in suspense and the audience in laughter. Leading Characters: Cousin-Agnes Baumgratz, MaideDorothy Breindel, ln "Betty Behavef' mischievous Betty, aboarding school girl, plans a joke on the Monitor who has been appointed to receive a new pupil. She tells each girl that the other is deaf and their shouting provokes much merriment. Cast ot Characters: Betty-Ioan Rigard, Monitor-Anita Meagher, New Girl -Mary Reuscher. The Christmas season was ushered in by the dramatiza- tion of two plays: "The Gift of the Magi," a miracle play, the old story ol the Three Wise Men, the Magi, presenting themselves before Beatrice, a proud woman who refuses to go to see the Christ Child or to listen to any expres- sion ot sympathy toward the poor. The Mistress has sev- eral visions showing the poor people she had spurned that very day. At the close she asks her maid, Hulda, to show her the way to the Christ Child and the poor. Principal Characters: Magi-Robert Williamee, Richard Dornish, Paul Schade, Beatrice-Mary Krellner, Maid, Hulda-Corinne Decker. The second play, "Christmas Greetings for lane," takes place at Iane's home. Many complications arise as three girls each named Maud arrive. One proves to be a boy who is an expert at make-up, and wins a bet by means "The Gift of the Magi" '7fne Menw-1945 CHORISTERS SINGING "THE ROSARYH ol acting his part well, the second is a run-away, the third is the real Maud. ln the end all difficulties are straightened out and all voice their Wishes for a Merry Christmas. Chief Characters: ' lane-Martha Lenze, Ethel-Rosemary Werner, and Peggy-Ioan Straub, three Sisters, Marjory, the skater-Eleanor Krieg, Donald CMaudj-Donald Friedl. "The Calling of Teresa Chang," was a drama staged for the Mission Crusade, April ll. The scene takes place in a small mission in a province of China. Little Flower, a college- age girl educated by the Mission Sisters contemplates marrying Tiger Heart, a soldier who, unknown to the rest, is working with the enemy. ln the end Sister Rose is shot by the en- emies and Little Flower sees that she is desperately needed at the mission and becomes a Sister. Main Characters: Sister Hose-Corinne Decker, Teresa Chang-Marion Shadd, Tiger Heart-Richard Nachtway, Lotus-Shirley Nachtway. Martha Lenze. 73 AUDUBON CLUB UR club, which was organized in the early part of the school year is one of the many clubs that belong to the National Audubon Society. The Audubon Society, first organized in l886, and named in honor of Iohn lames Audubon became a na- tional association in l9U5. All of our members are registered with this National Audubon Society. During the course of our meetings We received a number of interesting pamphlets on different birds. These pamphlets gave information on the habits of the birds, where they are found, how they build their nests, and of what benefit they are to us. Along with these pamphlets We received colored pictures of the different birds. To enable us to identify the different birds by their appearance and song, We were shown colored slides and We listened to the recordings of their songs. We can truly say that we have profited by this club and that We have learned to appreciate and protect our friends, the birds. Erma Nissel. .. Mp? V xiii 1 .MV ' 516 e :L 7fxe Mama-1945 CRYSTAL FIRE DEPARTMENT UR Crystal Fire Department is a body of men that greatly deserves our gratitude and admiration, Few of us realize the dangers and hardships encountered and the sac- rifices brought by the members of this association. Day and night they are ready at a moment's notice to quit the task in hand or to spring from a comfortable bed to answer the call of the fire bell, and to rush to the scene of disaster to fight with might and main against the raging fires. It is awe inspiring how these gallant men, under their efficient leader acquit themselves of their duties, handling equipment, climbing ladders, rescuing trapped inmates, hazarding life and limb for the good of others. lf they suffer loss in their work the loss is theirs, for they get no compensation for risks incurred or clothing destroyed in their work. We would be happy to see a new fire hall erected in a prominent place, with every modern convenience for ,these self-sacrificing men, and we of the senior class of our high school are glad of this opportunity to devote a little space to them in our year book, the Memo. Herbert Straub. ST. MARYS AIRPORT HE young men of St. Marys have, since the invention of the airplane, been greatly interested in flying. Some got busy preparing an airport of their own where day after day they were seen with planes of their own and private instructors, learning the art of flying. Soon We saw them soaring aloft in the clouds over our little town. A few years only, did they enjoy this "sport" for government authorities pronounced the field unsafe. Disappoint- ed but not discouraged plans for a fu- ture airfield were being regularly dis- cussed. At last, the dreams of these young men, as well as, the will of the people, received consideration, and an airfield will soon be ours. That this will be an asset, both socially and economically, is a well established fact. The interest of the entire town has been aroused and the citizens are contributing liberally toward raising funds for purchasing ground for a first class airport, the site for which has already been chosen. An airport commission has been appointed who are responsible for the entire task of bringing this venture to a successful conclusion. Soon St. Marys will be in step with the other towns in the "Air Age" ahead. Richard Schatz. 75 7fze Mana-i945 CENTRAL CRUSADERS OF 1945 HE famous and well-known Central Crusaders of 1945 came forth with the mightiest and most dominating team that ever carried the banner of Central High into a basket- ball game. Championship titles and laurels of victory came victoriously out amidst the elements of battle as the Crusaders fought to defend their honored rights against their scholastic foes during the competitive 1944-45 season. Under the experienced leadership of Coach Iames Goetz the Central Crusaders ob- tained the most praiseworthy record of twenty-six victories against two losses for a .929 percentage during the regular season. The Crusaders, Erie Diocese Class B Champions for the second straight year, won the city championship for the third straight year and a second leg on the H. C. Stackpole Trophy donated by the late industrialist. Point totals showed 1423 for the Crusaders and 808 for our opponents. Playoff games saw the Crusaders reach the Semi-finals in the Knights of Columbus Tournament in Williamsport and the semi-finals for State Championship in the Catholic P. I. A. A. Class B Race. ' Central's Varsity team starred Allan Mulcahy and Ivan Wortman as forwards, Melvin Nissel, center, with Herbert Straub and lack Daily, guards. Ivan Wortman garnered high scoring honors with 300 points with Allan Mulcahy and "Sam" Nissel following close behind with 286 and 275 points respectively. lack Daily, our worthy captain, obtained All-Star State Team honors for the second straight year in the Williamsport Tourney. The season's success was due to the brilliant teamwork so clearly displayed in all of the games. Sincere thanks are extended to all who supported and cheered the boys to victory or aided in any other way. The season's schedule and record is as follows: Cen- Op- Opponents Played at tml ponent Cathedral prenl Erie l Away Alumni ...... ..... H ome 16 Ridaway Public ....., Away Iohnsonburg . . . . . . Away 32 St. Ioseph's, Renovo . Home Kane .......... ...... . . . Away 29 lfane . . . . ....,. , . . . . Away lohnsonburg . . . ....,,,.. . . . Away 13 Clearfield, St. Francis Home Wilcox ........................ Away 24 St. Catherines Dubois Away St. Bernard's. Bradford ......... Away 17 Auburn High School, St. Ioseph's, Renova ..... ,.... A way 20 Auburn, N. Y. .... Home SS. Cosmas G Damien, Wilcox ..........,.... Away Punxsutawney .,..... . . . Away 21 St. Leo's, Ridqway . . . .. . Home St. Leo's, Ridgway .... .... A way 9 St. Bernards, Bradford Away Public High ......... . . . Home 36 Public Hiah ........., Away Fmporium ......... Home 25 Cathedral Prep, Erie . Home Ridgway Public . ..,.,. Home 29 St. Francis, Clearfield Away Emporium ............... .... A way 29 SS. Cosmas 61 Damien, St. Catherines, Dubois ........ Home 16 Punxsutawney .... Home League Play-offs now follow: Catholic P. I. A. A. Race: Central 39, Renovo 25. Central 32, Pittsburgh 43. K. of C. State Invitational Tournament: Central 42, Scranton 39. Central 26, Reading 41. Central 46, Williamsport 30. Donald A. Wiesner ' -Hi" "'T ' 4 3 - l W5 77 w , ,, IUNIOR BOYS First row: Donald Klaiber, Donald Meier, Clarence Bauer, Lavern Dippold, Harry Bauer, Francis Schatz, Robert Wickett. Second row: Francis Kuntz, Iames Mey- er, Charles Ambuske, lsadore Friedl, William Carino, Kevin Nolan, William Wiclcett, William Caulev. Third row: Richard Keller, Wilfred Olson, Francis Schneider, Willis Smith, Edward Meyer, Thomas Dippold, Robert Auman. IUNIOR GIRLS First row: Dorothy Wegemer, Mary Braun, Dolores Brennan, Eileen Case- man, Ioan Straub, Elizabeth Marconi, Rita Wortmari, Alice Wittman. Second row: Eleen Smith, Marie Wolfel, lane Hoffman, Mary Ann Schaut, Martha Zimmett, Ieanne Schauer, Mary Schlimm, Faith He-rzing, Grace Kronenwetter, Third row: Freda Young, Audrey Heary, Ann Bauer, Pa- tricia Puncheon, Rita Frank, Dorothy Seelye, Martha Snyder, Doris Detsclg, Florence Kline. Fourth row: Ruth Decker, Dolores Friedl, Lillian Greg- ory, Mary Kuntz, Corrine Meier, Aleda Kraus, Ruth Fritz, Betty Samick, Dorothy Hammer, Gertrude Wolfe, Alice Lecker, Virginia Liebel, Dolores Herzing. 78 SOPHOMORE GIRLS First row: Alice Bankovich, Martha Feiley, Iris Sherry, Celine Gerber, Elizabeth Lenze, Marlene Bauer, Arlene Rieder, Marguerite Herbstritt. Seca-nd row: Ruth Keller, Elizabeth Lanzel, Sarah Hoehn, Marcella Geitner, Mar- lene Kraus, Marie Nicholas, Rose Ann Cancilla, Florence Wolfel, loan Kraus, Mary Lucariik. Third row: Dolores Wendel, Katherine Haller, Eleanor Krieg, Martha Rup- precht, Geraldine Rupprecht, lean Boland, Mary Hach- erl, Shirley Dinsrnore, lean Hoffman, Marian Shadd. Fourth row: loan Rigard, Patricia Sunder, Agnes Baum- gratz, Kathleen Yetzer, Patricia Fleming, Shirley Nacht- way, Anita Meagher, Mary Wicks, Ruth Werner, Alice Haberberger. Fifth row: Mary Reuscher, Doris Schwent- ner, Alyce Heary, Elizabeth Beirnel, Elizabeth Green- thaner, Clare Buchheit, Loretta Hoffman, Marian Zitzler. SOPHOMORE BOYS First row: Robert Schlimrn, Robert Rigard, Paul Iesberger, Robert Eichmiller, lames Haberberger, William Feldbauer, Donald W. Fleming, Leroy Wilhelm, Clarence Beimel. Second row: Richard Friedl, Thomas Stautter, Marvin Riddle, Andrew Wortman, laznes Mallison, Donald Friedl, David Caskey, Donald R. Fleming, Leo Weinzierl. Third row: Aubert Wegemer, Thomas Kuntz, Walter Welz, Richard Dornish, George Singer. Fourth row: Richard Bauer, Iohn Schauer, Ioseph Schatz, Allan Mul- cahy, Paul Schaut, Melvin Detsch, Eugene Bauer, lohn Herbstritt. Fifth row: Kenneth Hepner, Melvin Nissel, Robert Williamee, Roger Feldbauer, Iames Hoffman, Richard Nachtway, 79 FRESHMEN BOYS First row: Left to right: Fred Hillebrand, Iames Handwerger, lo- seph Kline, Edward Brehm, Robert Meier, Augustine Herzing, Rich- ard Hoffman, Thomas Caslcey, Howard Kronenwetter, Gerald Meier. Second row: Iohn Florio, Howard Haberberger, Lawrence Don- ivan, Bernard Cauley, Paul Eckert, Victor Straub, Eugene Gleix- ner, Iohn Schneider, Edward Zelt, Donald Dippolcl. Third row: Charles McQuone, Raymond Brennan, Melvin Wolfel, William Dip- pold, Mark Frey, Philip Buerk, Ierome Eckert, Kenneth Bauer, Richard Simbeck, George Myers, Iames Krellner, Melvin Hoffman. Fourth row: Benedict Hoffman, Dennis Scott, Leroy Grant, Edward Beider, Luke Zitzler, Dennis Dinsmore, Richard Young, Irvin Benna- sutti, Paul Tornatore, William Geitner. Fifth row: Paul Schade, loseph Kronenwetter, Iames Schlimm, William Decker, Alvin Au- man, Thomas Ritter, Iames Schatz, lohn Eberl, Iohn Boschert, Don- ald Ellis, Merle Baumgratz, Donald Goetz, Ivan Breindel, Thomas Bauer. FRESHMEN GIRLS First row: Left to right: Rita Lucanik, Patricia Herzing, Dolores Minich, Alice Uhl, Mary Theresa Dornish, Patrica Meagher, Lyra Meier, Irene Shields, Alice Mosemiller, Florence Herzing, Elizabeth Dippold, Second row: Grace Glatt, Helen Hutchinson, Velma Miles, Patricia McKnight, Esther Vollrner, Shirley Gerber, Irene Seelye, Ioan Kerner, Shirley Brown, Marguerite Marconi. Third row: Myra Nolan, Rose Ehrensberger, Aldine Glass, Frances Rupp- recht, Dona Gahr, Ruth Sporner, Mary Devereux, Kathleen Stebick, Adelaide Bosnick, Esther Eckert, Betty Smith. Fourth row: Cecilia Lenze, Phyllis Straub, Shirley Laird, loan Rupprecht, Mary Lou Meyer, Patricia Meyer, Louise Hathorn, Martha Friedl, Shirley Erich, Dolores Krellner, Lillian Samick, Patricia Smith, Alice Kestler. C. H. S. Orchestra Trumpet: Iames Meyer, Clarinet: Kenneth Herzing, Paul Schade, Piano: Irene Hacherl, Alice Wittman, Valentina Riddle, Helen Hutchinson, Patricia Smith. Violins: Mary Simbeck, Ar- lene Rieder, Mary Krellner, Mildred Weichman, Alyce Heary, Drums: Dorothy Breindel, Irene Wortman. T UNWRITTEN MUSIC USIC is not only written on sheets of paper, it is everywhere written in nature. The singing of the birds each day, no matter how small they may be, is sweet to our earsg especially in the springtime when for months we have not heard any but chickadees and sparrows, Who does not enjoy the cheery note of the robin, bluebird, or barnyard swallow or even of the little wren? Everyone enjoys spending his leisure time in the woods among the great oaks, kindly maple or whispering pines. He loves to cast himself down on the green earth and listen to the melodious choir of birds as they call to their mates from tree to tree, or be caught in the magical power of a stream as its waters babble through bushes and over stones cast- ing sparkling diamonds about which they have caught from bright rays of the sun. The sound of the raindrops on the roof and against the window-pane is indeed pleasing to hear and oftentimes as a soothing melody it lulls one to sleep. There is music in the howling of the wind during ci storm when the elements are lash- ing in fury, Then it is forbidding and dangerous and dares one to challenge. But how sweet a soft breeze is, how comforting and cooling. The sound of the buzzing bumble-bees, as they go from flower to flower, gathering their precious honey, warns one not to come too close. 81 '7fze Memo -1945 There is even music in a factory. The steady whirr of the machinery tells how ma- terials are constantly being made to meet the needs of the people. They tell how by their continued rhythm in turning out finished goods they are keeping millions of people at work. lf one were to combine all the beauties of harmony in nature he could easily form the conclusion that they illustrate in a small way the harmony and unity of the heavenly choirs in heaven. ...l "The year's at the spring, And day's at the morn: Morning's at sevenp The hillside's dew-pearledg The lark's on the wing: The snail's on the thorny God's in His heaven- All's right with the World." Valentina Riddle. iyl.. PATRONS Mrs. Ioseph I. Hoffman Ioseph Ausserer Miriam Schaut Dr. N. M. Daghir ...- FAVORITES STUDENT SONG RECREATION PERFUME Grace Briendel .. Making Believe ........... Swimming ......... .... O ld Spice Anna Eichmiller . Cookie Decker .. Lucy Daniel . . . Doris Frank ..... Irene Hacherl Eileen Hanes . . . . Teresa Schaut . . . Good-night Sweet Dreams. Tonight We Love ......... Now I Know ........ .... Twilight Time ............. Tonight We Love ........ I'll Walk Alone .......... Shubert's Serenade Bowling .......... .... Bicycling ..... Swimming . . . Dancing .... .Skiing ..... Dancing . . Reading ..... Evening in Paris Winter Time Tweed Heavenly Scent Apple Blossom Blue Waltz Evening in Paris Monica Lucanik . Always In My Heart Ice Skating . .. Evening in Paris Doris Krug ...... Always .................. Skiing ..,.... Ballad Ieanne Krellner .. Dream Lover ............. Swimming C0IY'S Mug'-let Zita Haller ...... Good-night Sweet Dreams.Skiing . ..... April Sl'1OWe1' Rose Mary Hoehn Twilight Time ............ Hiking . . . . Stradivari Loretta Hoffman . I Love You Truly ......... Reading Evening in Paris Irene Vifortman ,. Holiday For Strings Dancing .. I Shall Return Valentina Riddle Erma Nissel ...,. Mercedes Shields Mabel Sorg ..... Doris Wilhelm . .. Teresa Wiesner . Rose Mary Werner Esther Dippold .. Always ............ . . Confessing ............... Always In My Heart .,.... Whispering ............... Stardust .................. Back In the Saddle Again. Stardust .................. I'll See You Again ........ .Reading ..... Swimming . . . Dancing . . . . Swimming ....... .... Hiking ............. .... Horse-b-ack Riding Swimming . ........ . . . . Skating .......... .... Orange Blossom Coty's Emeaurade Follow Me Blue Waltz Old Spice Evening in Paris Morning Glory Yardley Mary Grace Keim White Christmas .......... Swimming . .. Evenina in POIfiS Doris Paar . ...... .... T ogether ................. Hiking ..... . Apple Blossom Martha Lenze , . . A Little On the Lonely Side. Dancing ..... Old Spice Mary Krellner . . . Mary McMackin . 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IVIARYS MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK BUH.DING GNMFD Hearty Congratulations T E R P RI S E fo the PRINTING HOUSE GRADUATING Stcfiionery and Office Supplies CLASS Engraving, Embossing, RuIing Binding from cnvsm. aevznnaes M ST. MARYS, PA. ST. MARYS, PA. Compliments ALLIE J. ECKERT BUCKTAII. TRAIL of Phone 5809 VIQHNSQNBURG WATER SYSTEM IN STALLATIONS LAUN D RY REPAIRING IOHNSONBURG, PA. PARTS AND SERVICE ST. MARYS, PA. v7fze Memo -1942 COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF Of S INDUSTRIAL jewelry Store FINANGE GXJ MPMIY PCR YOUR IEWELRY and WATCH REPATRING G-XJ WE ARE ON THE AVENUE ST. MARYS, PA. Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF ST. MARVS INSURANCE GRAND MARKET AGENCY, INC. STURES i V G. S. RUPPRECHT S. G. RUPPRECHT A. I. KLAUSMAN 210 CHESTNUT ST. William F. Renwick '34, Prop 109 WASHINGTON ST. Kenneth I. Hulloran '32, Prop 7fze Mama-i945 BASTIAN BROS. COMPANY Manufacturing jewelers and Stationers ROCHESTER, N. Y. Designers ond producers of emblems lor High School Clubs Write for free cotcrlog ENGRAVED NAME CARDS CHARLES E. MCDONALD 920 INVESTMENT BUILDING 239 FOURTH AVENUE Phone Court 1196 PITTSBURGH, PENNA. COMPLIMENTS OE CORB ETT CAB I NET MANUFACTURING COMPANY 47.2 COMPLIMENTS OF RUPPRECHT and HOUSTON Attorneys 105 7fae llffelna -1945 Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF W ,QQ WZ KANTAR'S E... . A,f- :im , Q L- Lasse 254: - 51.00 jEwELE:s LESSER BLOCK Department Store ST' MARYS ' PA' 41 Years of Service COMPLIMENTS OF IGI-IN C. BURDEN General Contractor and Builder Phone 5472 552 CHURCH STREET ST. MARYS, PA. Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OP A FRIEND S M I T H s P o R T W STQR E ST. MARYS. PA. 7fxe Memo -I COMPLIMENTS WHITE HORSE TAVERN GEORGE ERICH, PROP. 32.35 We Serve - You Save COMPLIMENTS OF B ROWN , S BAYER'S FURNITURE v STURE O Shoes Hosiery For All the Family ST. MARYS, PA. COMPUMENTS F Compliments OF of ARMOUR LEATHER B EN FRAN KLI N COMPANY RESTAURANT N otloing takes the place "m'H"" Leather" ST. MARYS, PA. '7fze Memo -7495 C0mPlfmmfS CGMPLIMENTS of OF AN D REW , BUD S PLACE ANDERSON General Merchandise xv, DAGUISSECIRQQI-ESNDA. C. E. M AY COMPLIMENTS Cgmpliqnentg OF Of , C E N T R A L D R U G ST. MARYS COMPANY Prescription Store if COSMETICS PERFUMES GIFTS Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF AYRSHIRE DAIRY J 0 H N CHARLES UHL M E I S E L Quality Milk B A K E R Y from Accredited Herd Fresh Phone 7308 Baked Goods Daily ST. MARYS, PA. P1 ts in Mcrsscxchusets, West Virgi 7fze Mama 1945 Complimelffs Of KAUFMAN'S AUTO PARTS S C H A U T'S Bus and Taxi Line DIAL Factory Distributors E AUTOMOTIVE PARTS AND Ride the Bus EQUIPMENT for Sure and Economical D Transportation S Y L V A N I A COMPLIMENTS Electric Products Inc. QF Making of Radio Tubes KP A Rl S Cathode Ray Tubes C E R S Incandescent Lamps Fluorescent Lamps, 27 Years of Service Fixtures and Accessories Electronic Devices CLEANING DYEING -1-ulfjuunmpn-V and New Hampshire nic: '7fze Memo -1945 Compliments COMPLIMENTS of GF ST. MARYS KLAUSMAN'S G1 PT AND ART MILLINERY and DRESS SHOP Q25 Complimenzfs COMPLIMENTS of OF SEVENTH GRADE ELK CANDY BOYS COM PAN Y ST. MARYS v PAROCHIAL scHooL ST. MARYS, PA. C0mpli11ze11ts COMPLIMENTS Of OF I. I. MALQNE JOHN MARCONI S COAL AND GENERAL HAULING '7fze Mama -7945 COMPLIMENTS OF T H E CLASS OF 1910 COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF of H. W- SIDENCE FERDY SGHLIMM Meats and Groceries ST. MARYS. PA. East End Food and Meat Market ST. MARYS, PA. v Cgmpljmgnfg of OF HELEN'S BEAUTY shop MARKET BASKET 1. STORE Phone 6363 -'l-' Fresh Meats Groceries ST. MARYS, PA. Fresh Vegetables CGMPLIMENTS OF MR. AND MRS. GEORGE WERNER BRADFORD, PA. 111 7!L6 Mahan -7945 COMPLIMENTS COMPLIMENTS OF OF CITY SAMS GARAGE M The Value First Store COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF Of Home Furniture Company JACK GRQSS Reliable Furnizfuvfe ST. MARYS, PA- 149 Long Ave. 221 Brussells St. v DUBOIS, PA. ST. MARYS, PA. Complimms CQMPLIMENTS OF Of LOUISE HORVATlN'S HPIX EHHNIHS RESTAURANT EDDIE BEBBLE 208 BRUSSELLS STREET OOO CURRY AVENUE ST. MARYS, PA. '7fze Meme-7945 C S Tires Batteries Arressor OF PISTNERS SERVICE Corner Mill 6. So. St. Marys Sts BEAVER MEADOW BAKERY ST. MARYS' PAH B. M. B. V Tgpg f01f' Toast Kendall Texaco Tydol Esso Sinclair DUBOIS, PENNA. Quality Products Of OF BAMBY THE ULDE TYME Bakers of Bamloy and Phone 363 Luxury Bread 10 Lafayette Avenue OLEAN, N. Y. R1DGwAY.PENNA. C0mPlimf"lfS coMPL1MENTS of or DAM US BRQS. CU. JAMESTDWN BIKING 00. Wholesale Fruits and Produce DUBOIS. PENNA. .Jlahum Baeacf IAMESTOWN, N. Y. 7fze 'Meme -1945 lm . BRUNNER'S TIRE SERVICE Km? gm 225 MARKET STREET HQMESTEAD Recctpping ad Vulcomizing v PHONE 5762 PHONE 5302 Compliments Compliments of of LOUIS Leusculal. s. sou "mo" Wm! STURES sworn Meats cmd Groceries Dial 4824 ST. MARYS, PA. AVENUE MARKET NEUBERT'S MARKET LEUCHELS' MARKET Comjvlimenfs CQMPUMENTS of OP JOHN DETSCH FRANKLIN S HOTEL '7fze Memo -1945 Nationally Advertised Shoes COMPLIMENTS , OF De LULLO S SHOE STORE MElSEL'S FUNERAL HOME 15 ERIE AVE. Aqgjh v V Shoes for the Entire Family ST. MARYS, PENNA Compliments Compliments of of EEK GARAGE si. new Otticlod Pontlac Stcrtlon .... lang Stone Lubrication Oil Change COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF of FRED J. RITTER LYNQH DW in FUNERAL HOME DELCO and GENERAL MGTORS and cv, FREDRICK STOKERS Q9 '7fze Mama -1945 COMPLIMENTS Cgmplimgnfg OF of G.C.MURPHYCO. CLOVER HILL II A I R v xv, E. I. Gmfzinger Estate CGMPLIMENTS COMPLIMENTS OF OF S HAFFERS Wffffwfffi ICE CREAM Co. CLEANERS sT. MARYS, PA, A. F. MARSH COMPLIMENTS STATIONERY STORE Q22 C? Greeting Cords, Office cmd School Supplies, Books, E C Q Q Toys, Novelties, Porty P A K Favors' Giffs A Good Plorce to Meet Moose Building, Erie Ave. Lunches and S0da5 ST. PA.. ON THE AVENUE jne fz4m-f945 Compliments T I R E of Repairing and Recnpping ELK COUNTY Sefffife SPECIALTY COMPANY V Home Furnishings ST- MARYS 233-235 Brussells Street ST. MARYS. PA.. VULCANIZING WORKS N. F. Bauer, Prop. COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF of SGT. VICTOR J. Mr. and Mrs. DI PPOLD G1lbEtI"E H2lHfOI'd A Mgssagg fo OF The Class of 1945 It cl funny thing about life, b 1 f HARRY 0. MILLER 1 Wjfmwlypget Qffing but the bet -Daniel Webster. ST. MARYS, PA. DR. A. LEO VOLLMER M Dental Surgeon 12 Erie Ave., St. Marys. Pa. '7f1.e Mama -1945 Complimen is Of SCI'IWABENBAUER'S FARMS Quality Farm Products ESHBACH ROAD ST. MARYS. PA. CHAS. F. MILLER 33 ERIE AVE. ST. MARYS, PA Dial 7281 AII Forms of Insurance Special Income Insurance COMPLIMENTS OF f Cl y 5 "THE FARMEWS STORE" LADIES' BAZAAR Harry Rider - Owner ST. MARYS FEED CO, AND SUPPLY CO. ST. MARYS, PA. RIDGWAY. PENNA. Coampgimenfs COMPLIMENTS of OF H0FFNlAN'S DRAIVIATIC GROCERY STORE C L U B SOUTH MICHAEL ROAD ST. M ARYS ST. MARYS. PA. CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL vlc Bemauvs Compliments Of Complete Food Market TH EATER Nf :J ST. MARYS. PA. - -- "Every Patron an Honored Guest" ELK ENGINEERING WORKS Established in 1904 IRON and BRASS FOUNDERS cmd GENERAL MACHINISTS CHAS. A. FOX. PROP. Dial Phone 7451 ST. MARYS. PA. THE SHAWMUT COAL AND COKE COMPANY ST. MARYS, PA.. v Use Brandy Camp Stoker Coal Compliments Compliments of of ST. BENEDICT CHURCH f KA F RI D37 DAGUSCAHONDA. PENNA. 35:3 711-e Memo - 1945 '7fze Memo -1495 COMPLIMENTS Cgmplimgnfg OF of jERRY'S LUNCH I Q L, f Our . HAMBURGER and COFFEE NI T U PAINTER and S OPS DECORATOR Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF PAULINE KRONENWETTER BEAUTY SHOPPE DR A. I. PQNTZER sr. MARYS. PA. PHONE 5011 Q6 COMPLIMENTS Compliments OF of THE H.E.NHSHN RIDGWAY REGURD RIDGWAY, PENNA. '7fze Memo-1945 Compliments THE ST. MARYS f SUPER SERVICE STATION o Automotive Electricians J A U U B ' S FURNITURE STURE Q ST. MARYS, PA. FRANK KRELLNER, PROP. CONSOLIDATED Compliments N E W S A G E N C Y 53 ERIE AVENUE of Magazines Papers S H I Box Candy Evening Bags and Costume Iewelry V B. VOGEL, Proprietor H. I. GREGORY COMPLIMENTS Cgmplimentg OF of DR. C. R. HAYES EDWIN J. LION 35 V ST. MARYS, PA. 74-e luema 4945 Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF TWD MARINES CHTY'TRANSFER CGM PANY W W W ST. MARYS. PA. OTTIE and DICK SPENCE COMPLIMENTS Compliments OE of HOTEL MULLENDEAN B E R M A N , S Iohn Gies, Mgr. V ST. MARYS. PA. THE FASHION CENTER 25 ERIE AVENUE ST. MARYS. PA. Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OE JGHN J. ROGAN LOMBARDO D R Y Home Furnishings C L E A N E R S ST. MARYS. PA. ST. MARYS. PA. '7fze Mama - I COMPLIMENTS Cgmplimenfg OF of PVT- ALBERTA Mrs. Isadore I. Kaul HOFFMAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS R CQMPLIMENTS COMPLIMENTS QF OF MARY'S BEAUTY SALON J I E I P R I c E Mary Burdick, Prop. jeweler ST. MARYS. PA. Phone 4974 237 BRUSSELS ST. ST. MARYS, PA. Compliments COMPLIMENTS of OF T- S- EWING TED KALLAS PI-IOTGGRAPHER and AMATEUR BUSINESS "Texas Hot Dogs" 7fze Memo-7495 M COMPLIMENTS OF NATIGNAL MOLDED PRQDUCTS, Inc. P. O. 243 ST. MARYS MILL STREET ELK COUNTY COMPLIMENTS Patrouizc' Your Advertisers OF PETER CEH'S Insure in the Curry Avenue C A T H 0 L I C ST. MARYS, PENNA. K N I G H T S 0 E ST. GEORGE VICTORY RATES ARE RIGHT my BUY "yy, 2 UNITED X" ' ' 715'-fT ,jfjfix s'rAMPs J - J

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