Falconer High School - Falconaire / Corridor Yearbook (Falconer, NY)
- Class of 1945
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The ANNUAL of
the STUDENTS of
FALCONER, NEW YORK - IUNE, 1945
l-IYSICAL Education in schools today is emphasized greatly
and rightly so for it prepares the student to enter the future,
assured and confident of being both physically fit and mentally
In the curriculum of Physical Education, there are teams for
the various sports. The different classes and clubs, therefore,
can be compared to these teams. Thus, the following pages have
been arranged in order to resemble a basketball, football, or
baseball team, with the teachers as coaches, the students as
players, and the main events of the year as the schedule.
To have perfect physical and mental fitness should be vitally
important to every one. Any graduate leaving high school
realizes that to have a healthy body and mind is of great advan-
tage in gaining desirable jobs, and in being able to compete
against others for higher positions.
Therefore, it is now more than fitting that the theme of this
book be dedicated to Physical Education, especially since We
are engaged in a great War in which being physically fit is most
TABLE of CONTENTS
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
with coMPL1MENTs of F. H. s. sUPPoRrERs
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to Those Who Have Gone Out From Falconer High
to Serve Their Country
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E primed the pump of memory with graduation punch and
felt its tingle grow into a sting at that first gush of familiar
faces. This one crossed the Rhine that we might cross the
street unmolested, that one helped close the Normandy Peninsula
that we might close our doors instead of lock them and he, he lay
shrinking with malaria that we might expand in knowledge.
How Coach used to yell at this one for singing so loudly in the
shower, but he's certainly proud of his record on that submarine.
I-lere's one who walked daily three miles to and from school,-
never could understand how he did it. He's a sergeant in the
infantry now tstill can't understand ith. And they never knew
what it was to fear anything bigger than a history test, never
stormed any objective but the Home Economics Department on
pastry day, never sustained any wounds save those from football
spikes or Mary's hat-pin, seldom aimed at anything but the Frog
Bottle in the Chem Lab and usually missed that. Yet Uncle Sam
has seen fit to enlarge on these boyhood endeavors: teaching
them how to storm a beach, how to treat their wounds with sulfa
and penicillin, how to kill. God grant the cause worthy of the
transformation, God grant not the concentration of their dreams
into single golden stars to burn themselves out in this eleventh
hour, but instead the expansion of their dreams on the blue hori-
zon that heralds tomorrow. '
DR. GERALD A. WILBER
OR the past fifteen years, Dr. Wilber has been our super-
vising principal. There is no uncertainty whatsoever
that he has held his position with high esteem and dili-
The students of Falconer High School and also those
who have been previously graduated owe much to him. We
have been very appreciative of his indefatigable spirit in
furthering our interests, his genial personality and above all
his willingness to assist us in solving our problems in work-
ing toward our ultimate goal-graduation.
Through his efforts and ability, the school has made
wonderful progress in many ways. A great deal of credit
is due him for the high standard the school now has.
lt is with sincere regret that We learned of your resigna-
tion as principal, Dr. Wilber, The students of Falconer High
School will miss you greatly and will be thinking of you
often in the future. We extend our deepest wishes for hap-
piness in any and all of your future plans.
KATE E. DAVIS
OR the past twenty-five years, Mrs. Davis, through diligence and hard work, has done a great deal
in improving the library and literature department of Falconer High School. Much of the credit is justly
due her for our well--developed library system.
Previous to her position in the school, Mrs. Davis managed the affairs of the first public library in Fal-
coner which was at her own home. Later this library was moved to the Community Building where it has
since been increased greatly. Being a member of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, Mrs. Davis
has steadily broadened her literary knowledge, using this knowledge to extend the progress of the school
library. Then, too, many of her summer vacations have been spent at Chicago, studying for further im-
provement and advancement along this line.
We were filled with regret upon learning of your departure, Mrs. Davis, and we assure you that you
will long be remembered by the many students of Falconer High for your ability and willingness to co-
operate fully with both students and faculty.
EING a person with outstanding artistic ability, Mrs. Critoph has been a decided asset to our school as
head of the Art Department for the past nineteen years, During these years, she has willingly rendered
her assistance to the Corridor Staff by contributing her ingenious ideas to the art section.
One can readily see that she has made great achievements in the field of art by noting the following.
Her art class has designed booths for the Eastern Ari Conference at Philadelphia and New York City. She
has put on exhibits at the Iunior High School Convention in Washington, D. C., the Northern Zone Teachers
Meeting Convention, Chautauqua County Fair where her display received first awards and many other in-
dividual prizes were awarded to the students. One of her exhibits was sent to Cleveland, to the National
Teachers Association Convention, and some exhibits have circulated through the East, South and California.
From a personal viewpoint, Mrs. Critoph has shown unusual ability in her own personal paintings,
some of which were displayed at the Albright Art Gallery of Buffalo, in the Western New York State
Artists' Exhibit. Each time her work was submitted, it was accepted by the jury as outstanding,
Mrs. Critoph has had the opportunity of studying at the International Summer School of Art and work-
ing with internationally famous commercial artists such as Ioseph Bender and Emmy Zweybruck.
It is with a great deal of regret that we learned of your decision to leave the faculty, Mrs, Critoph,
May you be happy in any andlall of your future plansl Ccominued on Page 14-J
PERPETUAL INTEREST OF PRINCIPAL IN F. H. S.
Falconer, New York
Dear Falconer Students, Past and Present: April 10, 1945
HIS message to you bids well to be a final one from me in the official capacity of your
principal. It is always difficult to express one's feelings by little black and white marks
on paper but it seems to be the custom to do so. The period from 1930 through 1945 has
been a decade and a half in which the Falconer schools have gone through the period of
growing up and have now reached their majority. After the opening of the new high
school in 1930 there was quite a lot of discussion about dropping athletics particularly foot-
ball. That hardly seems possible now but it was seriously considered in those days. In
music, the band, choir and orchestra were just starting and having a rather rugged time
getting instruments and uniforms. Shop and home economics were infants and just be-
ginning to attract students to their courses.
During the years we have had excellent teachers in Falconer. The success of the
schools has been largely tied up with the successful efforts of this staff. These teachers
have been your friends and have given of their best efforts in an attempt to develop the
best possible type of citizenship in you boys and girls. That they have been successful, is
evident by the long list of scholarship winners, athletic team winners, music group winners
and last but not least, the unsullied records of all of our young men and women in the
war. We are extremely proud of the achievements of all these young enlisted men and
officers and, regardless of rank, everyone has done his or her part in the best possible way.
All of these good things have been accomplished by perfect cooperation between the
administrative officers of your schools, the board of education, the faculty and you students.
If any one of these groups had been recalcitrant, it would have shown up by lowered
standards somewhere along the line. This same team work must prevail in the future. In
the very near future you young folks will be the leaders in Falconer and it will be your
civic duty to see that the same relationship continues to exist in your schools then.
Your new principal will do a good job. I have every confidence in Mr. Fenner and
I assure you that he is the man for this place. He knows all of your faults and foibles and
will start out with a wide knowledge of local conditions. Perhaps he, too, will perpetuate
the type of general school organization under which you have lived all your school lives.
There will be many changes, of course, but I am sure that Mr. Fenner is imbued with the
philosophy of good school administration. His most difficult task will be the organization
of a new staff of teachers next September to take over the duties relinquished by those
leaving this Iune. You students can help him here and remember that all of these things
will be new to him and to your new teachers. So be patient and the details will work out
For Mrs. Wilber and me a new type of life looms ahead. We are looking forward to it
with keen interest since we feel that the challenge it offers will add the spice and adven-
ture which all of us seek. We know that you young folks will carry on, and do so in the
best possible way. We shall return to visit you and shall be pleased by your successes
and rejoice with you in your conquests.
The standards of the schools are high but they can always be improved upon. There
is always room for change and opportunity for revising and refining of our ways of life.
Falconer schools have come of age and we shall look forward to their doing great things
in the days of peace ahead.
May the best of all good things be ever yoursl In classroom, study, field and track,
may you excell You have definite civic and social responsibilities. Be sure to accept theml
May God bless your every effort both as a school and as individuals!
O Coach Maben C. Cameron Who will never be forgotten by
the Class of l945 as a sincere teacher and a loyal friend.
In the year of l936, When "Cam" first entered upon his
teaching career in Falconer a majority of the Class of '45 Was
attending fourth grade. Thus, for eight years, Coach Cameron
faithfully taught us good sportsmanship and kept us physically
It was "Cam" Who trained the undefeated football team of
1944, "Cam" Who taught us to be good losers when our basket-
ball team lost the Championship by a few points.
The Class of '45 thinks of you often, "Cam", and Wishes you
all the luck in the World. '
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MARY IANE BUSCH
NEWCOMER, both in Falconer High and in the field of teaching, Miss
Busch has done much toward the furthering of our Physical Educa-
tion Program. Her cooperative spirit and democratic ideas are disclosed in
her willingness to talk things over.
With her patient attitude, Miss Busch has carried out a schedule of events,
bringing all the students into participation, making sure that they understood
fully the rules and practices of the game.
We, of the Corridor Staff, appreciate very much, the cooperation and help
that Miss Busch has given us in working out the theme of this book. In her
original ideas, which were unseliishly shared with us, we have found many
improvements and additions to our own.
CGACI-I BRADLEY BISHOP
N his own silent way, Brad carried on where Cam left off, taking the foot-
ball team through, undefeated, and successfully training our basketball
and baseball teams.
Although this has been his first year at Falconer, Coach Brad has made
many friends among the students and faculty. ln his practice of good sports-
manship, Brad has been an example in teaching the students that to be good
sports, regardless of the circumstances, is most important.
Since Coach specializes in Physical Education, he has been able to give
us a great deal of aid in the make-up and planning of this year's book. There-
fore, we wish to take this opportunity to show our appreciation for his wil-
lingness to help.
THE VALUE OF GOOD HEALTH
AVING had a thorough physical and
mental education, these four young
men reveal in their countenances, sucf
cessl The sailor willingly serving his
country, the businessman, making pos-
sible the efficient functioning of large
concerns, the doctor, offering his services
to people in need, and lastly, the laborer,
perhaps the most common, who regard'
less of his overalls and shovel, is over to
stand among the professional men, all of
these are confident that their previous
training, both physically and mentally,
has prepared them to meet, and over-
come the many hardships of life.
THE RESULTS OF PHYSICAL
HESE two young men are products
of a good Physical Education. fn
acquiring their physical fitness, they
have gained self-control and mental
alertness with the cofordination of
their muscles and minds. Therefore
with fully developed bodies and minds,
they are able to enter the future, fear-
less, and with confidence of being
able to stand eaual with their fellow
WHAT LIES IN THE FUTURE?
VERY graduate in the world has
the future ahead, and inust choose
his or her profession. Through Physi-
cal Education, these girls have learned
poise, which will enable thern to face
the future with a happy outlook. Their
bodies and iriinds are trained so that
decisions will be rnade quickly and
hardships will be borne with grace and
A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE
N a glimpse of the future we are able
to observe success in these four differf
ent professions due to the inental and
physical education received in school.
The Nurse, who spends rnost of her time
helping other people, the housewife, who
is contented with fulfilling the duties of a
home-maker, the business woman, who
is able to carry on business transactions
while at the same tirne possesses poise,
and eauanirnity, and lastly, the WAVE,
who serves her country all are physi
cally fit because of their training in High
HE value of physical education does not
lie in a pair of satiny blue and gold trunks,
an "F" or a banner, it lies in the honest sweat
beading Frank Gattos brow after that Fal-
coner Football feud among the "Seven Hills",
in a student ability to add "congratulations"
to "you won", in the combination of youthful-
ness and poise. lncidentally of interest is the
declaration of a seventh grader who experi-
encing gym for the first time this year declares,
"I like it because it exercises my bones." A
girl in the same grade expresses it more form-
ally, Hlt gives me confidence and an urge for
the great outdoors."
Our 'told timer", Ioe De Marco points out
that, "The physical fitness program has en-
abled me to prepare myself for the enjoyment
of competitive sports after l leave school and
has fitted me for entrance into the service, if
necessary" and Marge Kennedy advocates it
because "lt builds you up for future work-
gives you pride in your own accomplish-
ments." Dr. Wilber supplies that missing link
between gymnastics and the sixteen credits-
or should we say the relationship of the physi-
cal program to the academic courses by stat-
ing: "Physical education has a primary func-
tion of preparing young men and women for
an active and healthy life after leaving school."
However, it has another very definite effect
on other aspects of school life beside that of
building strong, healthy bodies. This is the
function of the art of the habit of obeying di-
rections and doing so alertly and without argu-
One of the best things which have come out
of this war is the readjustment of youth toward
life and its demands for obeying directions.
One Cannot do what he or she wishes in this
life of ours, particularly if there is some inter-
ference with the lives of others. Therefore, it
is a prime function of physical education to
adjust young people to the ideas of "team
work" and working together, not for personal
glory or grand stand play, but rather for the
team and the school.
We might add to this notion the relaxation
aspects of physical education and point out
how gross bodily exercises relieve the tedium
of mental strain and cramped muscles. We
might also add that there is no greater "level-
ing influencef' in our high schools than the
athletic teams, either varsity or intramural.
Everyone stands on his or her own merit and
not on family or social position. "lf you are
good you make the team, if not you sit on the
As we take stock of the benefits from physi-
cal education, we take pride in the program
which brought them about. With new instrucf
tors come novel ideas andefjust in case you
mistook all that hopping and jumping for Leap
Frog every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
"hear ye": those were Rhythmic movements.
The boys werent exactly playing Tap the lce-
Box either, that was boxing. Both boy and girl
schedules Urunneth over" with stunts, football,
basketball, softball, volley ball, soccer, drill,
exercises, dancing and track. Surely good
health and posture will follow them all the
days of their life and they'll dwell in the
heights of clean living forever.
ELSIE A.. POTTER
GREAT faculty addition to F. H. S. during the past five years has been our cheerful,
capable, friendly Miss Potter. We who have been her students can truthfully say
that we have benefitted a great deal by her style of teaching, for she has developed
our interest in world affairs and she has also taught us to "be specific".
Knowing Miss Potter as we do, we can say that she has cheerfully undertaken the
responsibilities as adviser of the Mi-Y. A great deal of credit for its success during the
past few years is due her. Also worthy of recognition is her advisership to the Senior
Class and Honor Society to which she has rendered her valuable service.
Of particular significance during the past two years in F. H. S. has been the Bond
Drive that has been administered under the able leadership of Miss Potter. She has
worked diligently and with an indefatigable spirit which has resulted in our eligibility to
fly the minute-man flag.
We, your friends, will cherish our many happy days spent with you and wish you
happiness in your new position, Miss Potter.
ADAH P. REDFIELD
OR the majority of teachers who are leaving, we can tack a list of acknowledgments
on to our goodbyes-specific ways that they have helped us-but Mrs. Redfield is dif-
ferent. You can't lay your finger on appreciation of beauty, the fire in an orator's
eye, or the thrill of a Senior Play. You can't say, "Thank you," for the taste of finer things
of life which her presence here has contributed. ln two years she has won a spot in the
student heart! Any member of the Falcon Staff would describe her as the most consid-
erate person they have ever met.
Shall we wish you success, Mrs. Redfield? That's a cold wordl How about luck?
That's too vague. Let's wish you happinessp that covers everything.
MARY PHYLLIS SOMMERHOF
AILING from Erie, Miss Sommerhof, who seems to be quiet and shy, is one of our
' most likable and efficient teachers. Her personality is one which cannot readily be
forgotten along with her cheery smile.
We all Wish you, Miss Sommerhof, the best of luck in your future plans.
LL of us are sorry to see Mrs. Smith leave F. H. S. She has taught several years
in the North Side, being principal for a year and a half. She plans to return to that
position again next year. Our best Wishes, Mrs. Smith.
O team can gain success
without the aid of cooperative
ore. it may be con-
cluded. that much of the success
f Falconer High School during
this past year is due to the amiable
the members of the
Administrative Department to
work with the students. giving
' ' and coopera-
tion to the Seniors.
Mn. 1-iswss Mn. MA'r'rrsoN Mas. PLINE pg, wlrggg
MRS. LINDSTROM MR. HENDERSON MR. PETERSON MR. DYE
MR. HAROLD L. HEWES
14 East lames Street, Falconer, N. Y.
Mr. Hewes, President of the Board of Edu-
cation, was elected in Iuly, 1941 and was re-
elected in 1944. His present term expires in
1947. He attended Lakewood and Chautau-
qua Public Schools, and is at present Assist-
ant Superintendent ot the Chautauqua County
Highway Dept. and the Treasurer of Falconer
MR. FREDERICK E. MATTISON
l44 W. Falconer Street. Falconer. N. Y.
Mr. Mattison, Vice President of the Board
of Education, was elected in 1942 and his
term expires this year. He attended Bemus
Point and Kennedy Grade Schools and
lamestown and Falconer High Schools, grad-
uating lrom F. H. S. in 1935. He is Director
of the Falconer Funeral Home, He is chair-
man ot the purchasing committees and serves
on the lanitors and Buildings Committee.
MRS. FRANCES PLINE
37 Almet Avenue, Falconer, N. Y.
Mrs. Pline, Clerk of the Board of Educa-
tion, finishes her term on the Board this year.
She was educated in Falconer Public Schools
and Jamestown Business College, and is, at
present, employed as a stenographer. Mrs,
Pline is chairman of the Teachers' Committee.
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
MR. RALPH A. PETERSON
200 E. Elmwood Avenue, Falconer. N. Y.
Mr, Peterson, assistant clerk ot the Board
ol Education, was elected in 1943, and his
term expires in 1946. He was educated at
Iamestown High School and lamestown Busi-
ness College and is, at present, employed as
a toolmaker at the Iamestown Metal Equip-
ment. Mr. Peterson serves on the Purchasing
and Auditing, Assessment and Collection ot
MRS. XSABELLE LINDSTROM
100 Hickory Street, Falconer, N. Y.
Mrs. Lindstrom was elected to the Board
ot Education in 1944 and her term expires
in 1947. She received her education in the
Falconer Public Schools and the Millard Fill-
more School ot Nursing. Mrs. Lindstrom is
chairman ot the Committee on Visits to
Schools and serves on the Auditing, Assess-
ment and Collection of Taxes Committees.
DR. GERALD A. WILBER
115 W. lames Street. Falconer, N. Y.
Dr. Wilber, Supervising Principal of the
Falconer Public Schools, attended Dunkirk
High School. Assuming his responsibilities
here in 1930, he has added the jobs of Chair-
man ol the Americanism Committee, member-
ship on the ration board, Co-chairman of the
Oratoricals ol Chautauqua County, and
Chairman ot the American Red Cross to his
MR. LAWRENCE G. DYE
244 E. Elmwood Avenue. Falconer, N. Y.
Mr. Dye was elected to the Board of Edu-
cation in 1942 and his term expires in 1946.
He obtained his education in the Falconer
Public Schools and is now Supervisor tor the
Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company,
Mr. Dye is Chairman of the Committee on
lanitors and Buildings and the Athletic Coun-
cil, also serves on the Teachers' Committee.
MR. IOHN HENDERSON
40 W. lames Street, Falconer. N. Y.
Mr. Henderson was elected to the Board ot
Education in 1943 and his term expires in
1946. He obtained his education in the Fre-
donia Public Schools and is, at present, Vice
President of the Clark Hardware Company.
Mr. Henderson is chairman of the committee
on Auditing, Assessment, and Collection of
Taxes and serves on the Purchasing and lan-
itors and Buildings Committees.
Third Row-G. Bennett, H. Fenner, L. Anderson, E. Hoene, B. Bishop, S. White, G. A. Wilber. Second
Row-A, Ortolano, B. Morey, R. Smith, L. Anderson, M. Johnson, M. Critoph, I. Anderson, A. Thelander,
H. Shoup. First Row-K. Davis, E. Potter, E. Turner, M. Busch, M. Sommerhof, E. Reno, A. Redfield, E. Miller.
GERALD A. WILBER
S.B., Ed.M., Ecl.D.
University of Buffalo
HARVEY C. FENNER
N. Y. State College lor Teachers
GUY R. BENNETT
Dept. Head Junior H. S. Division
Fredonia State Teachers College
MARY IANE BUSCH
Slippery Rock State Teachers
Chautauqua Library Schools
Fredonia State Teachers
Whitewater Teachers College
Social Studies, Science
Fredonia State Teachers
University of Buffalo
Fredonia State Teachers
New York University
Fredonia State Teachers College
Pennsylvania State College
R . N.
Rochester General Hospital
HARRY I. SHOUP
Iowa State College
Battle Creek College
Seton Hill College
Fredonia State Teachers College
STANLEY N. WHITE
Mechanics Institute, Rochester
ADAH B. REDFIELD
State College lor Teachers, Albany
N. Y. State College for Teachers
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
President ,...... ..,... R ichard Nunn Secretary .,,., ,.,. . , . Phyllis Whattler
Vice-President . . ...4... Eddie Naslund Treasurer . . . ....,. . . . . .. Iim Culver
Advisers ......... Mrs. Redfield and Mr. Bennett
Second Row-Mrs. Redfield, M. Phillips, F. Caffoe, G. Hunt, R. Everett, A. Gustafson, Mr. Bennett,
L. Clark. First Row-E. Stewart, F. Peterson, P. Whattler, R. Nunn, E. Naslund, I. Culver, R. Den-
nison, M, Seekings.
HE organization known as "The Falconer High School Student Association" is the stud-
ent governing body. The general purposes of this organization are: to unify all student
organizations under one general control, to aid in the internal administration of the
school, to foster sentiments of law and orderg to promote the general activities of the school,
to develop in the student a growing appreciation of membership in a democracy by pro-
viding the educative responsibilities of, and privileges of participating in, such a democracy
in the school, and lastly, to promote in all Ways the best interests of the school.
The Student Council has the power to: make and enforce any rules necessary for the
betterment of the school, its life, and interests, grant charters to clubs and organizationsp
have final decision in matters concerning the extra-curricular activities of the school, recom-
mend the appointment of necessary committees, investigate and report on matters referred
to it by faculty or administrative officers of the school, and have charge of all the financial
matters pertaining to extra-curricular activities.
Perhaps you would like to know exactly what goes on at a Student Council meeting.
First of all our president, Dick Nunn, calls the meeting to order. He then asks Phyllis
Whattler, secretary, to take roll and to read the minutes of the previous meeting, After
this is done, President Nunn, asks for any old business that needs further discussion. Every-
one takes part in the discussion and gives further ideas concerning the matter being dis-
cussed. New business that might have come up during the week is also discussed and if
necessary voted on. When the business of the school has been taken care of, some one
makes a motion that we adjourn at that timeg if the motion is seconded, we close the meet-
The Student Council meets regularly every Tuesday morning first period, unless previ-
ous announcement has been made.
ITH our victorious goal of
graduation now in sight, we
varsity playing Seniors can well
appreciate the five years of train-
ing which we have undergone in
preparation for this main event.
Every team, from the Varsity play-
ing Seniors to the scrub-seventh
graders is working with ease but
determination in view of one goal
MAURICE W. PHILLIPS
Maurice is the one and only President of
our Class of '45. This honored position
has been accepted by Maury with mod-
esty and its duties carried out with in-
creasing skill. He hopes to join the
Navy upon being graduated. We are with
you in your desires and hope to see them
IOSEPH G. DEMARCO
Although short of stature, this does not
keep Ioe from participating and making
good in all sports. He has been success-
ful as Captain of the basketball team, and
has done a wonderful job as Chairman
of the "Roost" Knowing you as we do.
we make the prediction of a brilliant and
successful future for you, Ioe.
Miss Sommerhof, a newcomer to our
school, has won many friends, as she has
gone about her duties as science teacher.
Her willingness to assist others and her
cheerful attitude are an added attraction
to her pleasing personality. We sincerely
regret that you are leaving the faculty,
Miss Sommerhof. May you be happy In
your future plans for our loss will be
someone else's gain.
With a keen sense of humor, Mr. Hoene,
who teaches commercial subjects, has won
the good-will of his many friends and
students. It is obvious that he takes an
active interest in sports and is truly
school-spirited. The Seniors have enjoyed
having you as an adviser, Mr. Hoene,
and we wish you happiness in the future.
ROBERT W. ANDERSON
This tall, lanky, ambitious young man
desires to be a dairy farmer after gradua-
tion-and a good one he'll make too. Bob
is often heard discussing present day
world affairs rendering his decisive argu-
ments with tact. We send our best wishes
along with you, Bob, as you undertake
Smiling, joking, talking-these character-
istics portray Lois as an indispensable
member of the class of '45. With bowling
as her favorite recreation during her leis-
ure time, Lois has acquired an enviable
record in this sport. Being a commercial
student, Lois is planning to attend busi-
ness school upon graduation which will
prepare her for the opportunities of the
Sure you know him. He's that short
fellow with the bright yellow suspenders-
and best of all-that winning smile. More-
over, Iim is very well-liked by his friends
and schoolmates because of his sunny dis-
position. Upon graduation he expects to
become an aviation mechanic. We all
know you will be of the best, lim.
Cute, dependable Dee is the member
of the Class of '45 who deserves our un-
varnished thanks. Dee's loyal participa-
tion in school affairs and cordial sincerity
towards all have made us realize what a
valuable classmate she has been. We
hope your dream of becoming a future
airline hostess comes true, Dee, for our
implacable loss will be their gain.
Who is the girl possessing big innocent
eyes and a radiant smile? This is our own
Patsy and class secretarv. When with
her, one never realizes a dull moment, for
she is always laughing and having a
good time. Her friendliness and pleasant
disposition have gained her many friends.
We are certain that success will not pass
HARVEY C . FENNER
Mr. Fenner, F. H. S. Science and Math
teacher, is everybody's friend. The Sen-
iors have discovered his versatility, and
his readiness to lend a hand in various
school affairs. It is to him that we owe
a great deal of credit for the success of
our "Corridor", The students wish you
much happiness and success next year.
when you become their new principal.
Although Marilyn is of a quiet, reserved
nature, she is a very conscientious worker.
Sobriety, modesty, and politeness are but
a few of her many valuable assets which
help her to make life pleasant for others.
With complaints for none and a ready
smile for all, great respect is due you.
E. STUART BARNES
"A pleasing personality" are the words
that sum up our one and only Stu Barnes.
Although he has already answered Uncle
Sam's call, he will never be forgotten by
his fellow classmates. Stu is one of us
graduates for he received a Victory Di-
ploma. Your class sincerely wishes you
the best of everything in the future.
LESTER L. BENNETT
Although Lester hails from out of town,
that affords no drawback on his ability to
attend many of the various school func-
tions and clubs. In becoming acquainted
with Lester, we have found that he is
more or less quiet and reserved. With
the Army as a future we, his fellow class-
mates, are certain that success will favor
him in later life,
DONALD B . BIERWERTH
With flashing brown eyes and a genial
personality, Don has proved himself a
very worthy member of the Class of '45.
He is a truly ambitious person of un-
bounding energy, who is often seen rol-
ler-skating. He has gained many friends
in F.H.S. We all wish him the best in his
future career, which is undoubtedly pre-
pared for him by Uncle Sam.
Elinor is a workerl Being a member
of the Honor Society speaks for itself of
her ability to achieve supreme success.
Her energetic partici tion in cheerlead-
ing has acquired for hir the reputation of
being truly school spirited. After gradua-
tion, Elinor hopes to continue school and
we, your classmates, hope that you will
enjoy everlasting happiness.
IERRY C. BONDI
Ierry is an indispensable debater in
Miss Potter's history class where his ideas
are held in the highest esteem. Besides
being able to present progressive argu-
ments, Ierry is also a bit of all right on
the dance floor. He does not allow the
fact that he is rather short of stature to
interfere with his ability to have a good
time. Our best wishes are yours for the
A well-built athlete, "Satch" has played
an important part in our football team
throughout his high school career. His
many amiable qualities have won him a
number of lasting friends in Falconer
High. In following with his High School
agricultural training, "Satch" hopes to
attend an Ag. College, in which sure
success is his.
This vivacious brunette is our rendition
of Lauren Bacall. This fact along with her
sparkling brown eyes and cheerful smile
undoubtedly attracts those of the opposite
sex. However, Bernice may choose a ca-
reer in the business world in which We
wish her loads of luck.
Rosalie in her portrayal of Carol, the
invalid, in our Senior play, showed def-
inite talent in the field of dramatics. How
ever, her main interest centers around
Home Economics, and upon graduation she
desires to P. G. and later attend a Home
Ec. College. May your future success and
happiness be great, Rosalie.
WALLACE R. FEE
Wally is ready, willing, and able to
debate with anyone, on any subject, at
any time. Also, beware, because he car-
ries with him a large storage of facts
with which to argue. He always upholds
the same ideas and ideals. We hope
that your desire to join the Merchant Ma-
rine is fulfilled. Wally, as we send you
on your way with our best regards.
Brilliant, efficient and diligent-is our
Laura. Her training in Commercial sub-
jects has taught her to cope with prob-
lems in a business--like way. Laura's mod-
ern outlook on life is revealed by her in-
terest in aeronautics. May our hard-
working classmate be rewarded by a de-
Efficient, cooperative, friendlyl These
are but a few of the many admirable char-
acteristics which Gene possesses. Through
hard work she has obtained a knowledge
of business procedure which will aid her
in her future ambition to become a suc-
cessful business woman. She enjoys clas-
sical music, especially "The Warsaw Con-
certo". Best of luck, Gene, in acquiring
the position you desire in the business
HAROLD W. BUCK
Harold is a sports conscious young man
both in participation and as a spectator.
He likes aviation and airplanes, and is
often attracted by Frewsburg's fairer sex.
With the intention of entering into the
service of his country, Harold leaves Fal-
coner High School in the best regards of
many friends and classmates.
Fannie is recognized by her mischievous
dimples and dark hair. A conscientious
student of the Home Ec Department, Fannie
will naturally make an ideal homemaker.
Her interest in school activities proves her
willingness to cooperate. Accept our best
wishes as you enter the pathways of
This studious individual likes being out-
of-doors, but also working and caring for
things indoors. Her desire is to become a
hospital dietitian. Catherine is one girl
who dislikes brush cuts and bobby soxs
and swooning over Frankie. We under-
stand she would like to do a bit of trav-
eling after the war. The class ol '45
wishes you luck.
That short, friendly, blond-haired girl
who likes to dance-why that is Alice
Delahoy. She usually is seen with her
good friend "Vanny". Upon graduation
she hopes to do her bit for the war effort.
Good Luck, Alice, in the days ahead.
Quiet and sweet, Dot possesses the
domineering characteristics which have
held her in high regard by her fellow-
classmates. Her ability to hold Mi-Y
Presidency is only one example of wil-
lingness to cooperate and assume respon-
sibility. With such distinguished qualities,
we are sure the wealth of success will be
LEE R. GALLAHER
Lee's romantic side was revealed in his
excellent interpretation of Howard, the
color-blind lover in "Pink for Proposals".
A mathematical and scientific genius, Lee
spends a great deal of his time in the
Science Lab. His being a member of
the Honor Society gives proof of his trust-
worthy character, and assures us of his
future success in whatever field he
chooses to enter.
FRANK R. GATTO
Another member of the Armed Services,
Frank also had the perseverance to ob-
tain a diploma before entering. Frank will
always be remembered in F. H. S. as
the successful captain of a very successful
football team. We have missed Frank
greatly since he has entered the Services
of his ccuntry but we are assured that
our loss is Uncle Sam's gain.
Brilliant and with a surprising sense of
humor, we assure you that Shirley's high
scholastic record is one to be envied. Her
ability to do things well is shown by the
fact that she has been a successful editor-
in-chief of our 1945 Falcon. In sympathy
with her desire to become a chemist, we
wish her the best of luck, being grateful
for the fact that we have had her as our
friend and classmate.
Charming Pat, your over-flowing friend-
liness has engraved a long and lasting
impression which we will always take
pleasure to recollect. Pat's main interest
and enjoyment lie in nursing and we hope
her desires are fulfilled with deserved suc-
cess. Good Luck Pat.
As an indispensable member of our
Senior Class, Bob has willingly given up
a great deal of his time for advancing the
sale of War Stamps and Bonds in F. H. S.
Enjoying debates, Bob always takes an
active part in them. With your aimiable
characteristics and optimistic outlook, we
are sure you'll be a success in life.
RICHARD C. IOSEPHSON
An ambitious, good-natured senior is
Dick. He seems to be over-flowing with
original ideas. Although his hair is of a
true red, we have noticed no outstanding
temper during our acquaintance with him.
Your desire to be an explorer is typical
of you, Dick, and as you have been suc-
cessful during your High School career,
continuation of the same is certain for
you in the future,
Possessing an enviable personality has
enabled Marge to procure and retain true
friends. She participates in school activ-
ities and sports with ardent interest. We
wish your future life to be filled with
prosperity, happiness and complete suc-
RONALD G. LEROY
The solid drummer boy of F. H. S.-
that's our Ronnie. He surely can beat the
rhythm out with those pieces of wood.
Ronnie also takes an active interest in
sports, and is both attracted to and at-
tracted by the members of the fairer sex.
In his hopes to be either a drummer or a
mechanical engineer, we wish him loads
Doris is our idea of a gracious individ-
ual worth knowing. She has a sincere
smile and a cheerful "hello" for all. After
graduation she hopes to enter nurse's
training or an occupation dealing with
the public. NVe feel that there are great
things in store for Doris Qmd take this
opportunity to wish her future happiness.
MARY IEAN HALL
A slim, trim, modern edition of a popu-
lar girl is Mary lean. Her keen sense of
humor and air of sophistication are added
attractions to her pleasing personality.
Knowing Mary as we do, with her ability
to get things done, and determination to
attain final success, we give her our best
regards, assured that later life will favor
her in whatever field of work she enters.
With a nursing career in mind, practis
cally all Ioyce's school work has been
centered around this profession. Being
one of our active cheerleaders, she has
done much to bring out the true colors
of F. H. S. Her friendly gestures and
warm smile will live as an unforgettable
memory in the album of l945.
GERALDIN E IOHNSON
Long known as the "Poet of the Class
of '45" this young lady has a natural
ability for journalism. Friendly, capable,
humorous, are some of the characteristics
which made her an asset to our class. To
be an English teacher is her ambition and
we know she cannot be other than a suc-
cess in her chosen profession,
Taking preparation for a career as a
stenographer, "lo" is one of our ideal
business women. When describing our
cheerful brunette, we'd say efficiency un-
doubtedly is one of her outstanding char-
acteristics. Not one to shirk duties "Io"
will arnbitiously reach great heights. May
you have your share of happiness, lohann.
HERBERT G. LEBURG
This jolly happy-go-lucky senior is often
heard to be called "Porky" by his many
friends. With an interest for sports Herb
has faithfully attended and supported the
games in the various sports all-year-round.
lust as he has supported his school we
know he will support his country by be-
ing a good citizen in future years.
Breathes there a soul in Falconer High
who does not know "Chinks"? If not let's
introduce him, To begin with he partici-
pates in Band, Orchestra, Choir, Octette
and lazz band. His hobby is collecting
popular music, listening to jazz bands and
jitterbugging. Upon graduation, "Chinks"
would like to organize a band of his own.
F. H. S. wishes you success and happi-
ness in your future plans.
For his chief recreation, Roy enjoys
roller skating. However, his main inter-
est lies in the field of business. Because
of his business like attitude, we expect
some day to see him as a ranking officer
in an outstanding corporation. With your
pleasing personality and willingness to
help, success will surely follow you in
the field which you have chosen.
LUCILLE K. MALM
Speaking of blondes-here'5 one to re-
member. Interested and trained in art
work Lucille has proven her skill by her
part in the arrangement and painting of
the beautiful scenery for the Christmas
Vesper service. Realizing your ability to
achieve paramount success we predict a
brilliant future for you Lucille.
Dignified, ambitious Bettie has talents
in many fields. Her writing ability has
made her a valued member of the
Falcon staff. With a smile tor every-
one she meets, this vivacious brunette ex-
cels in dancing and roller-skating. We
cannot help liking her and wishing our
classmate the best of everything.
Here's a quiet, brilliant girl who gets
her studies done with enthusiastic effi-
ciency. Although a newcomer to our class,
she has become an expedient member and
deserving of our admiration. We encour-
age you, Gene, to advance into this world
ot opportunity and accept the success and
happiness waiting for you.
RICHARD R. NUNN
Dick is the holder of one of the most
honorable positions for which a senior
is eligible-the presidency of the Student
Council. An all-around fellow, Dick par-
ticipates in basketball, baseball, and foot-
ball. He also takes a very active interest
in the various school activities and clubs.
A5 a member of the "Stardusters", he
gives out with the "solid jive", and he
will long be remembered by his class-
mates as a true friend.
GERALD N. OSGOOD
Although quiet and reserved, Gerald is
a man of unbounding energy, Already, he
has learned to manage a farm, and has
done a great deal of work in this field.
With this training and practice, he will
be able to undertake with confidence his
future ambition--to be a successful farmer.
As your classmates, we wish you the best
of everything, Gerald?
H. GORDON PETERSON
Another honor student, Gordon is a wiz-
ard in science and mathematics. His char-
acter portrayal ot a Nazi agent in "The
Brave Shall Serve" proves his dramatic
ability. Gordon is very much interested
in Genlogy, and plans to enter into that
field of work upon being graduated. With
his ability to study efficiently, and to pre-
sent his material with precision, we are
sure he will gain his well-earned success.
With an unbounding, gay spirit and wel-
come laugh, Doris goes about her daily
routine with enviable poise. Being a true
friend and loyal companion, she is very
popular among her fellow classmates.
Having recognized her many admirable
qualities and amiable characteristics, we
assure her that the doors of success are
open to her.
Brilliant? Popularl Dependablel Thats
our Rose. With the willingness to lend a
helping hand to all, she goes about her
daily routine retaining a cheerful and
optimistic attitude toward life and its
problems. Rose, the girl with so many
friends, is an unusually active participant
in school activities, Your classmates, Rose,
predict for you a brilliant future which is
none other than what you deserve.
EDWIN N. NASLUND
This tall, good-looking senior is an ac-
tive participant in football, basketball, and
baseball, earning varsity letters in all
three, Ed is a good-natured young man
who, despite his red hair, retains a very
genial personality. Upon being graduat-
ed, he expects to enter into the services
of his Uncle Sam. Your many friends and
classmates wish you best of luck, Ed!
NORMAN L. NORBERG
With a very likeable personality and a
good-natured spirit, Norman is always
ready and willing to lend a helping hand
whenever and wherever it is needed. Nor-
man and his reliable "Ford" are insepar-
able. Because he is ambitious and ener-
getic, his success as a iarmer seems
With a natural specialty of stunning
hairdo's and flashing dark eyes, lenny
will long be remembered as a valuable
member of the Class of '45. Her ever
present smile and sunny disposition keep
her in the constant good-will of her nu-
merous friends. Because of her ability to
make lasting friends, we are certain that
success will be hers in whatever enter-
prise she undertakes.
Dark eyed and friendly, Nat is all that
is needed for a jolly time. Her excellent
dancing ability has made her many
friends. Being a student of the Home
Ec. Department has given her experience
in making a home comfortable and cozy.
Nath cannot be other than a success in
IANICE B. PETERSON
This new-comer to Falconer High, lan
hails from Ashville, and being a very
quiet and modest individual, one hardly
realizes her presence. Ian is a Consci-
entious individual who gets her work done
with efficiency. We sincerely hope that
your stay in F. H. S. has been as pleas-
ant for you as it has for us,
CLARA M. PIAZZA
With a combination of sparkling brown
eyes and shining black hair, it is no
wondner that Clara has gained many
friends and admirers in Falconer High.
Enjoying all kinds of activities, Clara
shows a spirit of true sportsmanship We
are grateful for having had the opportuni-
ty of knowing Clara and of being able to
share with her the many happy memories
of F. H. S.
A dark-haired beauty with snappy brown
eyes-that's our Ienny. Her sincere atti-
tude and everlasting friendship have
proven her to be an indispensable citizen
of F. H. S. Her active participation in the
choir is a natural result of her talented
voice, which, we are sure will carry her
on to a successful future in the field of
Regardless of her tiny structure, "Van-
ny's" energetic ability is certainly not
limited. Because of her patience and
willingness to make friends, she has been
an indispensable assistant in the cafeteria.
We know her chosen path will be a suc-
This tall, quiet, blond-haired fellow is
better known to our school as "Gordie."
In his spare time one would find Gordon
hunting or fishing. With his bright, pleas-
ing personality, he is well-liked by every-
one. After graduating he hopes to join
the Navy. Here's wishing you much luck
in your future days as a sailor, Gordon.
Here's a girl who could make any
gloomy day turn into a happy one, all
that would be necessary would be for her
to turn on that sunny smile of hers. Helen,
the girl with so much personality, likes
attractive clothes and dresses accordingly.
Her idea of an interesting future is one
that will be in the line of an occupation
dealing with the public. F. H. S. predicts
an interesting future, Helen.
Remember Mr. Cranshaw in the Senior
Play? This part was played by our own
Lee Plano, and he with Aunt Maizi brought
forth the laughs from the audience. Re-
member too, the "special guest" at the
spring concert of the band? Yes, Lee is a
natural comedian and his being short is
only one reason for being a successful
one. In his desire to be a pharmacists
mate in the Navy, we are with him, wish-
ing him the best always.
Here's an ambitious individual who does
a bit of printing as a sideline. He is bet-
ter known as"Hirfa"by his many friends.
A very congenial individual, we have
found "Hirfa" to be a true friend who is
always willing to cooperate fully. When,
sometime in the future Maurice becomes
a Civil Engineer, his friendly attitude will
prove to be a valuable asset.
This tall lanky senior is an active par-
ticipant in sports, especially track. His
desire and ability to do well designate
him as a conscientious individual, who
takes advantage of opportunities close at
hand. His ready smile for everyone is a
decided asset to him, and will undoubted-
ly be a most important factor in his future
life and inevitable success. Our best
wishes are yours, Roger.
Better known as Stimp, the Class of '45
will never forget this husky, broad-shoul-
dered sailor. A star in football, and a
loyal friend, Stimp has won an irreplace-
able spot in the memories of his fellow
classmates. With his L'il Abner physique,
Stimp makes an ideal sailor, and we are
certain that with his winning personality,
Stimp's future is Coursed along the path-
ways to success.
Our own Ioyce with her dark hair, soft
voice and cheerful smile is always ready
to do her part and a little more. So many
of us have taken advantage of her wil-
lingness that we will always -remember
her. With a unique personality, we are
certain that success will be yours, Ioyce.
You've guessed it-that dark, good-look-
ing lad who had a smile for everyone is
none other than Dick Walker. You'll
find Dick square-dancing when it is at all
possible. By the way his hobby is square
dancing. Dick's future plans are to own
gndk operate his own farm. Good luck,
MARILYN ANDERSON-Mi-Y 4, 3.
ROBERT ANDERSON-FFA 4, 3, 2, 1.
LOIS BASTIAN-Senior Play Committee, Intramurals 4.
LESTER BENNETT-Hi-Y 4, Senior Play Committee.
IAMES BENSON-Hi-Y 4, Activities Club 4, 3, 2, F Club 4, Senior Play Committee, Football
Manager 4, 3, 2, l.
DONALD BIERWERTH--Football 4, 3, 2, l-li-Y 4, 3, Vice President 4, Activities Club 4-Vice
ELINOR BLOOMQUIST-Senior Play, French Club, Pres. 4, 3, Dramatics Club 4, 3, 2, Girls'
State 3, Mi-Y 4, 3, Activities Club 4, 3, Corridor Staff 4, 3, Student Council, Sec. 3, Falcon
Staff 4, 3, Honor Society 4, "F" Club 4, 3, Cheerleader 4, 3, 2, l, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, l.
GENE BLOOMQUIST-Mi-Y 4, 3, 2, Senior Play Committee 4, Operetta Committee 3, Corri-
dor Staft, Chairman of Finance Committee 4, Secretary of Iunior Class.
GORDON CARLBERG--FFA 4, 3, 2, Football 4, 3, 2, Activities Club 4, 3, Dramatics Club 4,
Band 2, l, F Club 4.
FANNIE CIRINCIONE-Mi-Y 4, Dramatics Club 4, 3, 2, Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Senior Play Com-
mittee, Intramurals 3, 2, l, F Club 4.
BERNICE CLARK-Senior Play Committee, Intramurals 1, Mi-Y 4, 3.
CATHERINE COLBURN-Dramatics Club l, Bible Study Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Senior Play Com-
mittee, Intramurals l.
ROSALIE CRAPO--Corridor Staff 4, Choir 4, 3, Glee Club 2, l, Mi-Y 4, 3, Chairman Red
Cross 4, French Club 4, 3, 2, Double Octette 4, Senior Play, Oratorical Contest, Oper-
ALICE DELAHOY-Senior Play Committee.
IOE DE MARCO-Football 4, 3, Basketball 4, 3, Captain 4, Baseball 4, 3, 2, l, Activities Club
4, 3, 2, F Club 4, 2, Vice President 4, Dramatics Club 4, Choir 4, Hi-Y 4, Chairman Recre-
ation Center 4, Treasurer Senior Class.
WALLACE FEE-Band 4, 3, 2, 1, Track 2, Football 2, Hi-Y 4, 3, Albany Conference, Senior
DOROTHY FORBES-Corridor 4, Mi-Y 4, 3, President 4, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, l, Class Treasurer
3, Glee Club 2, 1.
LEE GALLAHER-Corridor 4, 3, 2, Advertising Manager 4, Falcon 4, Business Manager 4,
Honor Society 4, 3, President 4, Science Club 4, 3, President 3, Senior Play, Band 4, 3,
2, l, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, 1, Choir 4, 3, 2, Bible Study 4, 3, 2, l, President 3, Activities Club
4, 3, Dramatics Club 4, 3, 2, Iazz Band 4, Hi-Y 4, 3, Secretary 3, Octette 4, Boys' Choir
4, 3, Male Quartet, M.T.C. 2, l.
DORIS GUSTAFSON-Glee Club 2, 1, Iunior Mi-Y l, Dramatics Club l, Intramurals 2, 1,
Mi-Y 4, 3.
SHIRLEY HALE-Honor Society 4, 3, Falconer Staff 4, 3, Editor 4, Science Club 4, 3, Choir
4, 3, 2, Orchestra 3, 2, l, Mi-Y 4, 3, l, Intramurals 3, 2, l, Glee Club 1, F Club Z, Double
Octette 4, Senior Play, Operetta 3.
MARY IEAN HALL-Activities Club 4, 3, 2, F Club 4, 3, 2, Dramatics Club 2, Orchestra l,
Corrgdor Staff 4, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, l, Candy Stand 4, Senior Play Committee, Operf
KATHLEEN HAWKINS-Corridor Staff 4, Mi-Y 4, 3, l, French Club Z, Glee Club 2, l, Choir
4, 3, Dramatics Club 2, Intramurals 3, l, F Club 4, 2, Announcer of Oratorical Contest,
Senior Play Committee, Operetta 3.
IOYCE HINE-Corridor Staff 4, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, l, F Club 4, 2, Activities Club 4, 3, 2,
Mi-Y 4, 3, Senior Play Committee, Glee Club 2, 1, Vice President Iunior Class, Sports-
manship Brotherhood 4, 3, 2, May Festival 4, 3, Business Manager 4, Orchestra 4, 3, Z, I,
Operetta 3, Cheerleader.
RICHARD IOSEPHSON-Hi-Y 4, Vice President 3, President 4, Activities Club 4, Dramatics
Club 4, Senior Play Committee Chairman, Oratorical Contest, Senior Vigil Committee,
War Stamps and Bonds 4, Red Cross Representative.
GERALDINE IOHNSON-Corridor Staff 4, 3, Falcon Staff 4, 3, Assistant Editor 4, Senior Play,
Mi-Y 4, 3, Dramatics Club 3, Choir 4, 3, Bond Drive 4, National Anthology of High
School Poetry-poem published.
IOHANN IULL-Corridor Staff 4, Mi-Y 4, 3-Secretary 4, Chairman Operetta Ushers 3, Glee
Club l, Red Cross Treasurer 4, Art Club l-President.
MARGARET KENNEDY-lntramurals 4, 3, 2, l, Mi-Y 4, 3, 2, l, Activities Club,4, 3, Dramatics
Club 4, 3, F Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Cheerleader 4, 3, 2, l, Orchestra 2, l, Senior Play.
DELORES KOLSTEE--Corridor Staff 4, Senior Vice President, Sophomore Vice President,
Orchestra 2, l, Glee Club 2, l, Intramurals 3, 2, l, Mi-Y 4, 3, Activities Club 4, 3, F Club
fgf12i7SZportsmanship Brotherhood 4, 3, Assembly Chairman 4, Senior Play, Dramatics
SENIOR ACHIEVEMENTS CCont.J
RONALD LEROY-Basketball 4, 3, Oratorical Contest, Activities 4, 3, 2, Hi-Y 4, Senior Play
Committee, Dramatics Club 4, Band 4, 3, 2, l, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, 1, President 4, Iazz Band
4, Sophomore Class President, Football Manager 4, Choir 4, Red Cross Representative 1,
Chairman Iunior-Senior Banquet.
VINCENT LOMBARDO-Football 4, Basketball 4, Baseball 4, 3, Activities Club 4, 3, Z, Pres-
ident 3, Secretary 4, Band 4, 3, 2, l, Orchestra 4, 3, Z, l, Choir 4, 3, 2, l, Librarian 4, 3,
Ouartette 4, 3, 2, Director 4, 3, 2, Boys' Choir 4, 3, Octette 4, 3, 2, l, Iazz Band 4, 3, Falcon
Staff 4, Dramatics Club 4, F Club 4, Senior Play 4, Operetta 3.
DORIS LYON-Orchestra 4, 3, 2, Band 3, 2, Glee Club 2, 1, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1, Mi-Y 4, 3,
Activities Club 3, F Club 2, Red Cross 3, Senior Play Committee.
LUCILLE MALM-Glee Club l, Senior Play Committee, Corridor Staff 4, Falcon Staff 4.
ROSE MESSINA-I-Ionor Society 4, 3, Vice President 4, Corridor Staff 4, literary editor,
Science Club 4, 3, President 4, Activities Club 4, Mi-Y 4, 3, Vice President 4, F Club 4, 2,
Dramatics Club 4, 3, French Club 4, Intramurals 3, 2, l, Senior Play Committee, Glee
Club 2, l, School Court 4, Iudge, Chairman Invitation Committee-Iunior-Senior Ban-
BETTIE MOREY-Corridor Staff 4, Falcon Staff 4, 2, F Club 4, Z, Activities Club 4, 3, 2,
Senior Play Committee, Intramurals 2, l, Mi-Y 4, 3, Dramatics Club 4, 2, Glee Club 2, l,
Red Cross 2.
EDWIN NASLUND-Corridor Staff 4, Student Council 4, 3, Vice President 4, Football 4, 3,
Basketball 4, 3, Z, Baseball 2, Falcon Staff 4, Activities Club 4, 3, 2, Hi-Y 4, F Club 4,
Sportsmanship Brotherhood 4, Choir 4, Band 4, 3, 2, 1, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, l, Senior Play,
May Festival 4, 3, Chairman 4, Secretary Sophomore Class, M. T. C. 2, l, Activities
Club Pres. 4.
NORMAN NORBERG-FFA 4, 3, 2, l, Senior Play Committee, Operetta Committee.
PATSY NELSON-Secretary Senior Class, Senior Play Committee, Commencement Usher 3,
Intramurals 2, l, Dramatics 2, Activities 4, 3, Mi-Y 4.
GENE NILES-Orchestra 4, 3, Mi-Y 4, Glee Club 1, Mixed Chorus.
RICHARD NUNN-Corridor Staff 4, President Student Council 4, Football 4, 3, Basket-
ball 4, Baseball 4, 2, Falcon Staff 4, Activities Club 4, 3, F Club 4, Choir 4, Band 4, 3, 2,
1, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, President 3, Senior Play, Iazz Band, Boys' State Representative,
President Iunior Class, Operetta 3.
IENNY OGNIBENE-Senior Play, Intramurals 3, 2, 1, Dramatics Club 4, 3, Z, President 4,
Glee Club 3, 2, 1, Choir 4, F Club 4, Mi-Y 4.
GERALD OSGOOD-FFA 4, 3, 2, l, Vice President 3: Mi-Y 3.
NATHALIE PATTI-Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Dramatics Club 4, 3, 2, F Club 4, Commencement
Usher 3, Intramurals 2, 1.
IANICE PETERSON-Band 2.
R. GORDON PETERSON-Corridor Staff 4, 3, Senior write-ups 3, Falcon Stalf 4, 3, 2, Hi-Y4, 3,
Fredonia Conference, Lockport Conference, Older Boys' Conference, Treasurer 4, Senior
Play, Honor Society 4, 3, Science Club 4, 3, French Club 2, l, Vice President 2.
MAURICE PHILLIPS-Corridor Staff 4, 3, Business Manager 4, Senior Class President,
Student Council 4, 2, Honor Society 4, 3, School Police 4, 3, Hi-Y 4, 3, Sportsmanship
Brotherhood 4, 3, 2, Choir 4, 3, 2, 1, Double Octette 4, Ouartette 4.
CLARA PIAZZA-Corridor Staff 4, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, l, Dramatics Club 3, F Club 4, 2, Sec-
retary 4, Activities Club 4, Mi-Y 4, 3, Senior Play Committee, Choir 4, 3, Double Octette
4, Glee Club 2, 1, Oratorical Contest.
LEE PLANO-Oratorical Contest, Activities Club 4, 3, Hi-Y 4, Senior Play, F Club 4, Foot-
ball Manager Z, 1, Choir 4, 3, Dramatics Club 4, Boys' Choir 4, 3, M. T. C. Z, l.
IENNY RIBAUDO-Glee Club 2, l, Choir 4, 3, Octette 4, Operetta 3, Senior Play Committee,
Mi-Y 4, Dramatics Club 4, 3, 2, F Club 4.
MAURICE ROACH-Hi-Y 4, 3, Secretary 4, Band 4, 3, 2, 1, Orchestra 4, 3, Z, 1, Ticket Com-
mittee Chairman Senior Play, Chairman Invitation Committee 4.
EVANGELINE SHORT-Senior Play Committee.
ROGER SPRAGUE-Band 4, 3, 2, 1, Orchestra 4, 3, 2, l, Hi-Y 4, 3, Basketball 3, 2, l, Track 2, l,
Older Boys' Hi-Y Conference 3, Senior Play Committee.
GORDON STAFFORD-Senior Play Committee, Choir 4, Hi-Y 4.
HELEN SWANSON-Corridor Stall 4, Sportsmanship Brotherhood 4, 3, 2, l, Vice President 4,
Activities Club 4, 3, 2, Intramurals 4, 3, 2, l, F Club 4, Sophomore Secretary, Senior
Play Committee, Candy Stand 4, Glee Club l, Senior Vigil Committee.
IOYCE TITUS-Corridor Staff 4, Mi-Y 4, 3, Treasurer 4, Glee Club 2, l, Intramurals l, Senior
Play Committee, M. T. C. Z, Senior Gift Committee.
RICHARD WALKER-FFA 4, 3, 2, l, President 4, Secretary 3, 2.
FOUR YEARS WITH THE CLASS OF "45"
One of the best freshman classes started in l94l. We all agree with this especially
when we think of work OJ. ln our freshman year, we remember doing about the usual
things. To begin with, we elected officers: President-Harold Caswell, Vice-President-
Gerald Stimson, Secretary-Edwin Naslund, Treasurer-Ioyce Hine. We held the skating
party at the usual place-Celoron Park, just average "school kids."
Our "soph" year started off with a bang and we were all very much determined to
make good use of our valuable time. Ronald LeRoy was elected President, with Delores
Kolstee, Vice-President and Helen Swanson, Secretary-Treasurer. Square-dancing had
become the fad and our dances and skating parties seemed to have been enjoyed by all
even though there was an inadequate supply of males. However, we know now that we
gained much knowledge by experience which helped us to more ably play our roles as
Becoming Iuniors, we felt rather prominent. Here was the year our headaches began.
To start our job well, we elected Dick Nunn, President, Ioyce Hine, Vice-President, Gene
Bloomquist, Secretary, Dorothy Forbes, Treasurer. We were happy to find that so many
fellows were learning the art of "cutting a rug." We appreciated the fact that all the kids
were supporting our class by attending our dances, theatre and skating parties. Then on
a beautiful night in Iune, the date of that long-awaited Iunior-Senior Prom arrived. We
enjoyed a chicken dinner and afterwards, we danced to the irresistible music of Pat Nor-
man. The girls made their appearance in lovely gowns and the boys looked sharp in sport
jackets with light pants. lt seemed like a dream to think that by the next year we would
How could one help noticing those boys and girls strutting around with brilliant faces
and looking so important? Of course they were no other than our intelligent, indispens-
able seniors. We used very good judgment in our selection of officers. Our capable Maur-
ice Phillips held the office of President: Delores Kolstee, Vice-President: Patsy Nelson, Sec--
retaryg and Ioe DeMarco, Treasurer. The majority of Seniors were employed part time or
on weekends. They proved to be efficient in lessening the acute labor shortage. Then
on a cold night in December, the first, the Senior Plays were presented to a capacity crowd,
The plays were entitled, "Pink for Proposals" and "The Brave Shall Serve." Due credit is
attributed to Mrs. Redfield, director, the superb casts, and the committees for the success of
the play. We appreciated the "play supper" treat given to us by the advisors and play
director. Uncle Sam seemed to have his eyes cast on the "men" of the class. Frank Gatto,
Gerald Stimson, and Stuart Barnes left to join the Armed Forces. We again attended the
lunior-Senior Prom as guests, rather than hosts.
The Seniors say "Au Revoir" and the best of luck to all.
THE POST GRADUATES
MARY LOU MARGARETTE IUNE
ARMSTRONG OLSEN MARTIN
THE CLASS OF '46
President ....... ..,..... R oy Hine Secretary . . Marie Van Buren
Vice President ,....,...., Vic. Digirolamo Treasurer ..........., Herbert Harrington
Advisers ..,.,.,........ ...Mr. Bishop, Mrs. Miller
Third Row-R. Peterson, M. Lawson, O. Segerlin, S. Schultz, I. Reed, W. Stanton, I Schwartz, B. Bird,
F. Aiken, R, Callihan, B. Carlson, F. Schell, I. Culver. Second Row-W. Newton, C. Waite, B. Wallace,
I. McMurray, M. Collin, I. McChesney, Mrs. Miller, B. Peterson, M. Ecklund, L. Leyman, B. Peterson, L.
Mxstretta. First RoweG. Young, I. Trummer, I. Webster, H. Harrington, V. Digirolamo, R. Hine, M. Van
Buren, V. Gaeta, B. Malta, B. Waith, P. Ognibene.
Third How-D. Wakefield, A. Edstrorn, M. Nelson, I. Funcell, R. lsaacson, G. Brckeman, K. Birch, D.
Nelson, F. Catfoe, H. Carlberg, G. Gustafson, D. Wilson, H. Bennett, L. Walrod. Second Row-A. Clark,
R. Iohnston, E. Clyde, M. Seekings, M. Sears, Brad Bishop, B. Fiddle, C. Fairbanks, M. Raymond, A.
Conti, C. Walker, D. Coe, S. Ribaudo. First Row-B. Swanson, L. Reynolds, L. Dunning, B, Louae, P.
Iohnson, M. Hanson, C. Iohnson, K. Buckman, N.Walker, B,Frazier, M.Fitzpatrick, P.Bcrker, D.Spaulding.
HE Iunior Class has been toiling all year raising money for the all important
annual Iunior-Senior Banquet. Up to press time, their endeavors included
a Skating Party, a Spaghetti Supper, a Theater Party and a Dance. All ot
these were successful. Reports inform us that a school directory is contem-
plated also. Seniors be assured Falconer High School couldnt be left in
THE CLASS OF '47
President . .. . Lois Petersen Secretary .... Iosephine Alessi
Vice President . ..... Hollis Petersen Treasurer . . . . . Alberta Van Tilburg
Advisers .,,.,..,.. Mrs. Smith, Mr. Anderson
Third Row-E. Shultz, G. Shures, N. Torsell, E. Cannon, M. Murch, D. Seeley, H. Benson, F. Denni-
son, D. Ecklund, R. Polizzi, T. Ognibene, P. Sturns, C. Wigren. Secpnd How-P. Lundquist, D. Newton,
D. Short, L. Lodestro, R. Wheeler, I. Chase, Mrs. Smith, S. Bennett, I. Blackmar, D. Clark, A. Gregory,
L. Luce, M. Ball. First Row-R. Muscarella, R. Lopresto, B. Phetteplace, P. Whattler, F. Larson, H. Smock,
D. McKillip, M. Iohnson, F. Francis, M. Nelson, S. Brown, B. McCullor, R. Peterson,
Fourth How-B. Iohnson, L. Anderson, G. Waite. Third Row-L. Adler, R. Hudson, D. Andrews, I.
Piazza, S. Calabrese, R. Ortendahl, D, Oaks, R. Everett, N. Cornell, D. Hopkins, G. Williams, R. Heintz-
man. Second Row-D. Unger, S. Heath, M. Stearns, D. Verquer, I. Cirincione, A. Iohnson, L. Lund, L
Anderson, P. Stone, S. McGee, P. Beebe, V. Larson, W. Griffin. First How-C. Becker, E. Harrington, M
Nelson,g.hCook, I. Alessi, L. Petersen, H. Petersen, A. Van Tilburg, G. Anderson, E. Anderson, M. Stan-
ton, B. a l.
T basketball games this year, the Sophomore Class has served Mhot dogs"
and pop and they expect to hold a skating party later in the year. The
Sophomore Class is rather large, having forty-two girls and thirtyfsix boys,
none of whom have entered the services.
THE f CLASS OF '48
President ..., . . . Robert Hoaglund Secretary . . . . . . . . .IoAnn Newton
Vice President ....,......, IoAnn Anderson Treasurer .........,..,...,. Evelyn Blaze
Advisers ........ Mrs. Iuliet Anderson and Mr. Bennett
First Row-P. McCall, O. Wickmark, I. Newton, I. Anderson, R. Hoaglund, E. Blaze, R. Naslund, N.
Iosephson. Second Row-M. Vives, A. Skinner, D. Allen, L. Cox, I. Sorenson, I. Anderson, I. Latona,
M. Newton, M. Stahlman, E. Clark, N. Ericson. Third Row-I. Fairbanks, D. Fisher, A, Rosetti, V. Ri-
baudo, C Anderson, I. Castiglia, L. Rice, B. Mee, H. Baker, D. Abers, K. Cisco, M. Marsh. Fourth Row
-F. Smith, H. Mareri, I. Gatto, R. Fargo, G. Bastian, H. Elleman, D. Olson, C. Hanson, H, Ball.
First Row-M. Shoup, V. Clark, M. Anderson, B. Carlson, E. Edtngton, S. Nelson, I. Freeman, P.
Edington, D. Clark, C. Zetterman, M. Funcell. Second Row-S. McGee, D. DeBell, R. LeRoy, A. Fields,
I. Potwin, B. McKee, I. Hewes, R. Dennison, K. Hopkins, R. Olson, R. Buck, F. Williams, H. Stearns,
Third How-B. Olson, D. Fosberg, O. Hadley, C. Dickenson, I. McMurray, G. Wensley, Mr. Bennett, M.
Studd, G. Hunt, D. Shaw, D. Webster, D. Nelson, S. Iones, L. Lodestro.
LTHOUGH the year l948 seems a long way oft, it really isn't. The Fresh-
man Class is quite large this year, with 77 members of which 32 are girls
and 45 boys. Among their activities this year, was the sponsoring of a
roller-skating party. lt was a success as many tickets were sold and every-
one had a good time. Their advisers are Iuliet Anderson and Mr. Bennett,
with Bob I-loaglund as President. I-lere's wishing you success in the years to
THE CLASS OF '49
President Robert Woodard Vice President . . Fred Crespy
Secretary . Agnes Rumiano Treasurer . Arnold Holmberg
Adviser . ,.... ... ...Mrs. Smith
OOM lOl has been proud of its activities this year for at the very beginning they drew
up a constitution for the newly organized "Colin Kelly Club." First term officers in-
cluded R. Shoup, President, R. Ralg, Vice President, I. Randall, Secretary, and M.
Cheney, Treasurer. Second term officers consisted of N. Sprague, President, T. Lindberg,
Vice Presidentg I. Randall on the report list as Secretary, and W. Brunson, Treasurer. Club
meetings were held every Friday with an interesting program. Halloween and Christmas
parties were held, and they achieved a new high in February of 97 per cent in the War
Stamp Drive. Mrs. Iohnson was adviser.
Third Row-R. Wieler, R. Iohnson, C. Devine, I. Delehoy, R. Saxton, D Randinelli, I... Baker, D
Giddy, I. Wallou, E Walker, I Aiken, B. Woodard, L, Becker, T. Lindquist, D. Finch. Second RowAC
Scheleno, M. Cornell, A. Everett, B. Lloyd, M. Fee, B. Roach, T. Rigby, E. Kelly, D. Gustafson, I Morley,
M. Culver, C Hale, L Nelson, Mrs Smith, D Pline First RowfP. Callahan, F. Peterson, N Brunson,
R. Webster, A Holmburg, F Crespy, R, Woodard, A Rumiano, L. DeWyne, E Long, M Allen.
Third Row-D. Gaeta, N. Sprague, G, Sanderson, H. Rounds, I. Van Tilburg, E. Holmquist, W. Brun-
son, I..Ferrar, R.Fargo, T.l..indburg, H.Buck, l.Schell, H.Beardsley, R.Caffoe, R.SWeet.'SeCondRow-W.Dlb-
ble, D. Anderson, G. Tranmer, B. Iohnson, N. Neatherly, F.. Hill, Mrs Iohnson, C. Oaks, L. Burch, H.
Swanson, M. Dahl, B Argran, H. Coe. First Row-V. Mason, I. Peterson, E. Walrod, I. Randall, R
Shoup, R. Ralg, M. Cheney, B Gustafson, I. Fonti, I Anderstrom, M Howard
President . Robert Shoup Vice President . . Ronald Ralg
Secretary IoAnn Randall Treasurer . . Marilyn Cheney
Adviser ..... . . Mrs. Iohnson
OOM lU2 believes in variety, for their advisers this year were Mrs. Wilder, Mrs. Alice
Smith and Mrs. Ruth Smith respectively. The officers, however, were stationary, being
R. Woodard as President, F. Crespy, Vice President, R. Rumiano, Secretary, and A.
Hoimberg, Treasurer. ln the War Stamp Drive the room maintained an above 90 per cent
average during the semesters and were very active in basketball and checker tournaments.
THE CLASS OF '50
President Bard Anderson Vice President Dewane Barnes
Secretary Laurence Fitzpatrick Treasurer . . . Peter Canaley
Adviser, .. .. . Mrs. Morey
N Room lU3 democracy has been at work throughout the year and Bard Anderson has had
the position of President with Dewane Barnes, Vice President, Dean Morley, Secretary,
and Peter Canaley, Treasurer. All members of the room have taken part in parties, Red
Cross work, the War Stamp Drive, and a spelling bee. They held Christmas and Valentine
parties with programs and refreshments. Note should be made of the excellent job they
did in the Stamp Drive for the average buying ranged between Q0 and lUO percent most
of the year. Mrs. Morey is the faculty adviser.
Third RowfM. Beardsley, R. Proudman, A Gustafson, R Clark, I Bloomquist, B Morey Second
Row--D Miller, I Iohnson, P Schoonover, V Bae, B. Gustafson, A Wensley First Row-'D Pope, A
Kaliwaske, N Clark, P Canaley, B. Anderson.
Third HowfI Titus, L. Pline, R. Cox, C. Muscarella, R. Mason, I. Buchanan, C. Pratt, L Saxton, R
Carlson, M, Anderson, I. Hopkins, B. Bloomquist, M. Roberts. Second Row-R. Morgan D Clark, G.
Brunner, C. Cavallaro, R LaDuca, D Fluent, L, Studd, S. Kimball, D Hudson, E. Spence, I. Ogren, C
Lindquist. First Row-Miss Reno, I. Pentycofe, I. Blaze, R. Cre-spy, L. Latona, I. Seeley, M. Peterson,
l' Stewart, D Mathews, K Iohnson, R. Dickenson, D. Lindburg.
President Lois Latona Vice President . Robert Crespy
Secretary Rolland Dickenson Treasurer Ioseph Blaze
Adviser. .... . . .... Miss Reno
NOTHER room in which representative government has been at work is Room 3 of
which Miss Reno is adviser. This room has a judge and jury, changing monthly, to
penalize any offenders. They also have officers chosen bi-annually and President
Lois. Latona and Secretary Ronald Dickenson have held office both terms. Vice-Presidents
were l. Blaze and R. Crespy, and Treasurers K Iohnson and I. Blaze. 'With the advisers
guidance this room has taken active part in presidential election, debates and various
parties throughout the semesters
UST as Intramurals are intend-
ed to provide practice for and
aid the sports player. so do the
various activities carried on out-
side of school give the student a
better understanding of and out-
look toward life.
THE FALCON STAFF
Editor . .. ..,., . ...... S. Hale Headline Editor ,....,.,. . ..,. V. Gaeta
Assistant Editor ,...,, G. Iohnson Typists .,,........,. V. Gaeta, R. Malta
Make-up Editor ,..,..,. .. . E. Bloomquist Business Manager . .. ..... .L.. Gallaher
Sports Editors. ..V. Lombardo, E. Naslund Advertising Manager .,..,.. . .. R. Nunn
Alumni Columnist . .. ,.,..... B. Morey Exchange Columnist . . . ..,,. G. Peterson
Club News .. . . ...R. Malta, E. Clyde Faculty Advisers:
Feature Editor ........,,. F. Caffoe Editorial .,...,.,.........., Mrs. Redfield
Art Editor ..,.......,,..,,,,. L. Malm Business .. ................ Mr. H. Shoup
HE Falcon is known as the official newspaper of Falconer High, lt is published ten
times yearly. lt has kept up with the activities going on around the school, such as
club news, Bond Rallies, and important items. Also it publishes the letters of the Fal-
coner High boys who are overseas.
Third Row-Mrs. A. Redfield, I. Ricotta, D. Matthews, F. Catfoe, L. Gallaher, R. Nunn, W. Brunson,
P. Canaly. Second Bow-E, Clyde, G, Peterson, B. Morey, R. Malta, V. Gaeta, V. Lombardo, E. Naslund,
G. Iohnson. First Row-S. Hale, E. Bloomquist.
Fourth How-G. Brakeman, R. Peterson, D. Oaks, L. Gallaher, D. Wilson, E. Naslund, R. Hine, F. Cafe
toe, F. Schell, H. Harrington, R. Nunn. Third Row--R. Olson, G. Bloomquist, B. Morey, I. Robbins, R.
Webster, Mr. Fenner, I. Hine, C. Piazza, R. Crapo, G. Iohnson, R. Catfoe, P. Canaly. Second How-
M. Collin, E. Clyde, M. Seekings, L. Reynolds, P. Ognibene, Mrs. Critoph, Mrs. Redfield, I. Titus, B. Pet-
erson, H. Swanson, B. Waithe, M, Peterson. First Row-D. Verquer, K. Hawkins, M. Hall, B. Peterson,
E, Bloomquist, M. Phillips, B. Carlson, G. Peterson, R. Messina, G. Peterson,
THE CORRIDOR STAFF
Editor ......,...... Elinor Bloomquist Assistant Editor ........ Barbara Peterson
Business Manager ...,.... Maurice Phillips Ass't. Business Manager. .Burdette Carlson
Advisers ..........., Mr. Fenner, Mrs. Redfield, Mrs. Critoph
HIS organization is concerned solely with editing and publishing the school yearbook.
By the hard work and effort of its members, the "Corridor" which results helps to bring
back memories of school days in "good ole F. H. S."
President .,.,. Richard Iosephson Vice President ........ Donald Bierwerth
Secretary . . . ........., Maurice Roach Treasurer . .....,....... Gordon Peterson
Adviser ....,...,..,..............,.., Mr. Fenner
HE purpose of the Hi-Y Club is "to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school
and community, high standards ot Christian character." The meetings this year fea-
tured speakers, discussions, athletics, social evenings and emphasized business schol-
arships and clean living. To be specific, the Hi-Y went to the Y.M.C.A. for a swim and
took in a movie on another night. At some meetings after the business had been discussed,
we played in the gym. Also the Hi-Y and Mi-Y held a joint Valentines Party.
Third Row-D. Wilson, L. Gallaher, R. Sprague, Mr. Fenner, F. Catioe, R. Callihan, D Segerlin.
Second Row-C. Walker, R. Peterson, D. Nelson, L. Bennett, G. Brakoman, A. Edstrom, M. Phillips. First
Row-E. Naslund, L. Plano, M. Roach, R. Iosephson, D. Bierwerth, R. Peterson, R. LeRoy, G. Stafford.
Fourth Row-M. Collin, R. Frazier, R. Crapo, G. Niles, M. Hanson, G. Iohnson, B. Clark, G. Bloom-
quist, K. Hawkins, M. Armstrong, C. Iohnson. Third Row-B. Peterson, M. Sears, M. VanBuren, D.
Spaulding, P. Baker, M. Anderson, I. Trummer, B. Morey, P. Nelson, I. Hine, E. Bloomquist, I. Ribaudo,
K, Ruckman. Second Row-D. Kolstee, M. Ecklund, L. Leyman, E. Clyde, C. Waite, M. Seekings, R
I-'adale, M. Raymond, M. Fitzpatrick, I. Oanibene, F. Cirincione, C. Piazza, S. Hale. First How-B. Waith
D. Lyon, I. Webster, Miss Potter, I. Iull, R. Messina, D. Forbes, I. Titus, Mrs. Miller, V. Gaeta, R. Malta,
President . ........, .. Dorothy Forbes Vice President ............ Rose Messina
Secretary ,....... .. ..... Iohann Iull Treasurer ........... ........ I oyce Titus
Advisers ...... Miss Potter, Mrs. Miller, Miss Thelander, Mrs. Morey
ROMOTING friendship, cooperation, and high standards of Christian character, this
organization attains its goal. This year's activities were numerous, consisting oi parties,
speakers and discussions. The highlights were centered upon the Preliminary Confer-
ence at Fredonia and Erie Conference at which delegates are sent to represent the
THE HONOR SOCIETY
President .... . . , . . Lee Gallaher Secretary-Treasurer . . . Elinor Bloomquist
Vice President . . .. . Rose Messina Advisers ....,.. Dr, Wilber, Miss Potter,
Mrs. Redfield, Mrs. Miller
HETA XI Chapter of the National Honor Society is composed of students chosen in the
latter part of their lunior year by the school faculty. Students are admitted on the basis
of scholarship, leadership, character, and service, Membership is limited to not more
than fifteen percent of the class. Special privileges are granted the members. Projects
for the library, tutoring students, work concerning scholarships and other matters which
are not delegated to any specific organization are undertaken by the society.
Second Row-Dr. Wilber, Miss Potter, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Redfield, M. Phillips. First How-S. Hale, R.
Messina, L. Gallaher, E. Bloomquist, G. Peterson,
Second Row-Dr. Wilber, V. Digirolamo, l. Culver, H. Carlberg, B. Carlson, F. Schell, M. Phillips,
Mr. Bennett. First Row-L. Mistretta, H. Swanson, R. Messina, R. Hine, B. Peterson, C. Walker, R. Everett.
THE POLICE COURT
Chief . ..,., ..,...,.. R oy Hine ludges ,...... Rex Everett, Rose Messina
Secretary . . . , ..... Barbara Peterson
Advisers ......,........,...... Dr. Wilber, Mr, Bennett
HE judicial department of the student body is the police court. lt is comprised of a
chief, two judges, the police and two faculty advisers. The purpose of the court is to
establish student discipline, cleanliness, and honesty. Cases concerning students
given tickets are tried each week and sentences imposed upon those found guilty.
THE RED CROSS
President ., ..... Rosalie Crapo Secretary-Treasurer . .. Iohann Iull
Advisers ....,.,..,. Mrs. Secor, Mr. Bennett
I-IIS year, because of a greater patriotic feeling among the students, the Red Cross has
been a success. In the Iunior Red Cross drive, S49.5U was collected and in the Senior
Red Cross, SIOQUI was received. A great deal of credit is due to Iohann Iull and Ros-
alie Crapo tor their eiiorts.
Second Row-G. Sanderson, M. Giambrone, A, Clark, F. Cattoe, Mr. Bennett, V. Digirolamo, D.
Morley. First Row-A. Rumiano, D. Allen, M. Iohnson, I. Iull, R. Crapo, N. Iosephson, M. Collin, I. Seeley.
Third Row-L. Gallaher, H. Carlberg, G. Carlberg, D. Verquer, I. Cirincione, M. VanBuren, I. Trum-
mer, I. Hine, V. Lombardo, R. LeRoy, F, Schell, F. Cafloe, I... Mistretta. Second Row-L. Lodestro, R.
Fadale, F. Larson, M. Collin, M. Ecklund, E. Clyde, Mrs. Turner, R. Messina, I. Ribaudo, F. Cirincione,
E. Bloomquist, M. Raymond, L. Plano. First Row-R. Lepresto, I Alessi, B. Waith, B. Peterson, L. Leyman,
I. Ognibene, P. Ognibene, S. Brown, V. Gaeta, R. Malta, L. Peterson, R. Peterson.
THE DRAMATICS CLUB
President ...... Ienny Ognibene Secretary-Treasurer . Lola Leyman
Vice-President ........ Pauline Ognibene Adviser ........ ....... M rs, Turner
O achieve the acting ability of many of our popular movie stars, the Dramatics Club is
an excellent starter for our many ambitious students. A play written by two members
ot the club was presented in assembly in the early part of the first semester. It turned
out to be a great success tor the members were all very enthusiastic. Heres hoping the
Dramatics Club keeps up its good work in the years to come.
THE C. C. SCIENCE CLUB
President . . . .....,.... Rose Messina Secretary-Treasurer ...., Marianne Collin
Advisers .....,.,... Mr. Fenner, Miss Sommerhof
HIS is a recently organized club, composed ot students who are interested in various
fields of science. ln order to be eligible one must have an average of not less than
85923 in all science subjects. The club meets twice monthly and the members work on
First How-Miss Sommerhoi, M. Collin, R. Messina, S. Hale. Second How-F. Catfoe, L. Gallaher,
Mr. Fenner, F. Schell, G, Peterson.
First Row-R, Messina, M. I. Nelson, C. Waite, M. VanBuren, E. Bloomquist, M. Collin, F. Larson,
R. Crapo, B. Phetteplace.
THE FRENCH CLUB
President ...... Elinor Bloomquist Secretary-Treasurer . Marianne Collin
Vice President. .,.. Marie VanBuren
Adviser ...,.,.....,............ Mrs. Miller
HE purpose of the French Club is "to promote better understanding of France and its
language and its customs." lt meets twice a month when business is transacted, games
are played and songs are sung. During the meetings, French is spoken as much as
THE FUTURE FARMERS
President ,.,. Richard Walker Secretary ..,,..., .. Allen Clark
Vice President ., .. Gordon Carlberg Treasurer .,.....,... .. Charles Walker
Adviser ..,.,..... ,...,... M r. H. l. Shoup
HE Future Farmers of America serves as a medium through which the students oi our
school interested in farming, may learn proper and better methods of farming. During
the past year, they have participated in a poultry show, paper drive and other agricul-
tural activities. They have shown themselves to be truly great farmers Worth much recog-
Third Row-B. lohnson, G. Shure, D. Olson, D Wakeiield, E. Shultz, G Bastian, D. Wilson, L. Wal-
rod, B. Anderson, K. Burch, B. Mee, N. Ericsson Second How'-D.Short, K.Sischo, F.Dennison, N.Nor-
berg, H. Ball, Mr. H, I. Shoup, F. Smith, H. Elleman, H Baker, M. Marsh, W. Cvriliin. First Row-fG. Gus-
tatson, M. Nelson, C. Walker, G. Carlberg, R. Walker, A. Clark, M, Ball, l Fairbanks.
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Fourth Row-Coach Bishop, L. Gallaher, B. losephson, H, Petersen, D. Andrews, B. LeRoy, F. Schell,
B Hine, B. Carlson, l, Culver, l. Piazza. Third Row-H. Carlberg, D. Wilson, G. Carlberg, D. Newton,
I. Benson, L. Plano, V. Digirolamo, l. DeMarco, R. Nunn, L. Mistretta, L, Adler. Second Rowell Messina
C. Piazza, D. Kolstee, B. Morey, P, Ognibene, H. Malta, V. Gaeta, B, Peterson, L, Leyman, M. Ecklund
THE ACTIVITIES CLUB
President . . . . ..... . Eddie Naslund Secretary ,........ .. Vincent Lombardo
Vice President. .. .... Donald Bierswerth Treasurer . , ........ ...... B ertha Waith
Advisers ......... Coach Bishop, Miss Busch
HIS club's purpose is just what its name implies-activities, and plenty ol them. Meet'
ings, held Thursday nights in the gym, are presided over by President Eddie Naslund.
Among their numerous activities are dancing, basket ball, softball, games, calisthenics.
Although this club is an excellent example ot a student directed organization, there are
two advisersenamely, Mr. Bishop and Miss Busch. Sometime during April, the members
are putting on a radio show, consisting oi the Choir and there are many talented people.
THE SPORTSMANSHIP BROTHERHOOD
President ...,... .. ....... Iim Culver Secretary-Treasurer Romaine Peterson
Vice President .... . ...... Helen Swanson Advisers ,..... Coach Bishop, Mr. Hoene
HIS organization has done its part in everyday lite to help each one to become a better
citizen. The former president, Stuart Barnes, called by "Uncle Sam", is missed a great
deal but the problem of a new president was quickly solved, tor Iim Culver was chosen
to fill his shoes.
Parties and movies are held to make possible the awarding ot medals at the end of
the year. Many look forward to these awards for it proves to be a great event. Medals
are awarded to the Senior girl and boy who are voted as the best all around sports in the
Second Row-M, Phillips, E. Naslund, Mr. Hoene, Coach Bishop, D. Wilson, R. Hine. First Row-
D. Newton, D. Kolstee, R. Peterson, I. Culver, H. Swanson, P. Ognibene, I. Hine.
Third Row-Coach Bishop, I. Benson, V. Lombardo, B. Hine, E. Naslund, B. Nunn, L, Plano, I. Culver,
V. Digirolamo, Second Row-G. Carlberg, H. Swanson, D. Kolstee, E. Clyde, M. Collin, I. Hine, I. Ogni-
bene, E. Bloomquist, L. Mistretta. First Row-M. Armstrong, M. Hall, B. Morey, C. Piazza, I, Demarco,
THE "F" CLUB
President .,... . . . ....... Ioe Demarco Secretary-Treasurer . . . . Clara Piazza
Advisers ..,.... Coach Bishop, Miss Busch
R. Messina, F. Cirincione, K. Hawkins.
HIS club has been reorganized alter having no meetings for two years. lts purpose is
to promote school activities, stimulate school spirit and provide major athletic awards,
such as sweaters. This year the "F" club has eight members eligible for sweaters.
THE STAMP AND BOND CLUB
Treasurers ..,. ,,..,.,, R obert Hine and Roy Luce
Advisers ,..., ........, Miss Potter and Miss Reno
URING the past school year, this patriotic organization has done very fine work in the
selling of stamps and bonds to support the war effort. Every Wednesday morning, the
representatives of each home room take the orders and collect the money. ln the
afternoon, they distribute the stamps-sometimes bonds,
The Government has given our school a Minute-man Flag for having at least 9O'C of our
students buying stamps or bonds during the month. This group has done a fine job in
backing up our boys.
Fourth How-F. Caffoe. Third ROWRL. Pline, R. Fargo, G. Hunt, D. Nunn, l. Culver, F. Schell.
Second How-P. Stone, E. Kelley, B. Gustafson, I. Potwin, G. lohnson, M. Hanson. First Row-Miss Reno,
V. Clark, F. Peterson, R. Dennison, P. VVhattler, L. Lodestro, R. Bloomquist, R. Everett, R. Caffoe, S.
Muscarella, R. Anderson, M. Seekings, Miss Potter. Seated-R. Iosephson, G. Brakeman.
Third Row-D. Matthews, G. Williams, R. Hudson, T. Lindquist, C Hanson, L. Gallaher, R. Peterson,
R Olson, T. Lindberg, R. Proudman, A, Holmberg Second How-M. Roberts, R, Bloornquist, G. Ogren,
R. Ralg, C. Colburn, Miss Reno, B. Roach, L. Baker, D. Clark, C. Lindquist. First Row-M Torgerson,
B. Lloyd, M. Dahl, B. Ogren, D. Anderson, C. Hale, D. Lindberg, M. Howard.
THE BIBLE STUDY CLUB
President . . . ....... Catherine Colburn Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . Rita Fadale
Vice President ......... . . . Marilyn Dahl Adviser . . .... . .. . . . . .. Miss Reno
MEETING is held every week for the purpose of learning parts of the Bible and study-
ing together. The class is headed by Miss Reno. lt helps the students to become
better citizens and joins them in Christian Fellowship.
President .. .....,.., ,.. R. LeRoy Secretary ... .. . M. VanBuren
Librarians . ,....,. I. Newton, M. Latona Director .,..........,,. Mr. Ortolano
HE orchestras activities this year were confined to the Alma Mater because of war-
time restrictions making impossible county and state county contests. However, the
orchestra can claim a splendid performance in the annual spring concert held March Ze
besides furnishing musical highlights for Various other programs throughout the term.
Fourth Row--L. Gallaher, E. Naslund, M. Hanson, C. Iohnson, Mr. Ortolano, R. Lehoy, H. Carlberg,
F, Caffoe, H. Bennet, R. Sprague. Third Row-M. Roach, V. Lombardo, M Anderson, B. McCullor, D
Unger, M. VanBuren, H. Nunn, H. Haglund, S. Heath, H. Harrington. Second Row-B. Lloyd, B. Roach,
I. Hine, D. Forbes, L. Fredrickson, R. Heintzman, R. Olson, M. LaTona, L. Adler, I. Newton First Rowf
D, Lyon, B. Iohnson, L. Anderson, M. Dahl, P. Mason, C. Green, L. Saxton, K. Iohnson, I. Niles.
Fifth How-L. Gallaher, R. Sprague, E. Naslund, H. Harrington, Mr. Ortolano, R. Nunn, H. Carlberg,
Fourth Row-C. Iohnson, V. Lombardo, S. Heath, S. Iones, G. Brakeman, R. Shultz. Third Row-M. Roach,
L. Adler, R. Hudson, B. McCullor, D. Unger, R. Peterson, S. Calabrese, W. Tedesco, D. Webster, D. Fos-
berg. Second Row-V. Clark, I. Sorenson, M. VanBuren, P. Baker, I. Hewes, D. Morley, H. Shoup, R.
Hoaglund, K. Anderson, P. Canaley, G. Williams. First Row-M. Shoup, D. Anderson, G Brunner, G.
Sanderson, P, Mason, C. Green, R. LeRoy, R. Dickenson, B. Anderson.
President . . ......... Herbert Carlberg Secretary . . . . . . Marilyn Ecklund
Librarians ,...... Ioyce Hewes, Margaret Director ...... . .... Mr, Ortolano
Shoup, Virginia Clark
ND the band played on-on what? Well, on Memorial Day, on Fridays, on election
rallies, on the football bleachers, on the concert stage-just on and onl And there's
something about the beat of a drum that makes our hearts skip a beat: something
about the toot of a trumpet that's made our tutors forget second period many times, some-
thing about the flight of a flute that gives us wings. Oh, there's something about our band,
kids, that is fine, fine, finel
THE GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
President .. Alberta VanTilburg Librarians Iosephine Alessi, Sally Brown
Secretary .,.,.. Ruth Randall
HE Girls' Glee Club meets twice a week the first period in the morning. The girls sing
popular songs and pieces in three part harmony under the direction of Mrs. I. Anderson
They will act as ballet chorus for the television show.
Third Rowelil Naslund, B. Phetteplace, I. Sorenson, M, Anderson, F P Larson, H. Muscarella, M Steins,
F. Francis, M, Iohnson, L. Cox Second Row-L. Lodestro, V, Clark, E Blaze, M Vevis, E Clark, I.
Hughes, D. Allen, R. Wheeler, M. Newton, I. Newton, C. Zetterman. First Row-M. Latona, P. McCall,
N. Iosephson, M Staton, C. Becker, A. VanTilburg, S Brown, F. Cirincione, E, Edmgton, I Alessi
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Fourth How-G. Stafford, M. Phillips, L, Gallaher, E. Naslund, D, Nunn, V, Lombardo, P. Caffoe
Third Row-D. Newton, G. Hunt, G, Peterson, H. Carlberg, M. Studd, D. Wilson, H. Ortcndahl, G Waite,
R. Trummer, L. Plano, R Hientzman, B. Hoaglund Second Row-I. Hibciudo, M. Ecklund, M, Nelson,
I. Chase, S Hale, C. Piazza, P. Whattler, H. Malta, L. Peterson, B. Peterson, P. Ognibene. First How-
C. Waite, I, Ognibene, K. Hawkins, R. Crapo, C. Iohnson, L, Adler, M, Armstrong, K. Huckman, V Gaeta,
B. Waith, H Peterson,
President . . .,.,.. Louis Adler Librarians . . . Vincent Lombardo,
Vice President .......... Bertha Waith Eddie Naslund
Adviser .... .. . Mrs. Iuliet Anderson
F some of you have wondered where those beautiful voices were all coming from on
Thursday mornings the answer is it is the F. H. S. Choir at their regular rehearsals.
In addition to having a Quartette this year, we are fortunate in having a Double
Octette also. The Octette has sung on numerous occasions for the school and also for out-
side organizations. During April the Choir is putting on a radio show with Louie Adler
and "Chinks" Lombardo as toastmasters. ln it will be featured such numbers as solo dances
and vocal solos. The "Stardusters" will furnish popular music, Under the direction of
Mis. Iuliet Anderson, it is certain to be a success. lt is to her that we owe our apprecia-
tion for her patience and willingness to work with us.
THE IUNIOR CHOIR
Adviser .,.....,.,.,,.,.... Mrs. Iuliet Anderson
HE Iunior Choir is a vocal organization of lunior High students. It has been singing
for various organizations which include: North Side P.T.A,, South Side, Rotary Club,
Victory Club and Methodist Church.
Second How-I. Blaze, D. Morley, P. Canaley, L. Pline, B. Anderson, P. Mason, R. Dickenson, R. Caf-
lce, K. Iohnson. First Row-E. Kelly, C. Hale, M, Cheney, D. Peterson, R. Webster, L. Frederickson,
B. Meadows, F. Stuart, I. Morley,
First Row-L. Gallaher, R. Nunn, V, Lombardo, R. LeRoy, H. Carlberg, R. Hudson, R. Trummer, L.
Anderson. Standing-F. Calloe.
Leader ..,.. ........... . . ,Vincent Lombardo
Treasurer ....,.,. ...... F rank Calfoe
Business Manager ..................,..... Richard Nunn
HE "Stardusters" as the members call themselves is a new endeavor of the F. H. S,
students. Playing for noon social hours, school dances and at the Recreation Center
makes up most ol the program of the Bancl. Since the picture was taken, some changes
have been made. Donald Anderson now plays the alto-sax and Robert Trummer, who was
the leader has left. Vincent Lombardo now wields the baton, lt is one of the most popular
organizations in the school and has a promising future.
AYBE you've noticed an increase in the number of baton twirlers this year-oh, there
have been four new ones added. They are Donna Peterson, Lois Latona, Ienny
Fonti, and Ioyce Morley. They were chosen from a group of about 12 prospective
candidates. Both old and new ones twirled at the lamestown game, and Band Concert,
and for various other occasions. The four new ones have snappy looking uniforms which
are blue taffeta jumpers with white blouses. The old taithluls, Barb, Lola, and Marilyn,
also have new outfits. Theirs are blue velveteen trimmed with gold sequins. All in all
they are really an important port of our Alma Mater.
Second How-I. Fonti, I. Morley, L. Latona, D. Peterson. First Row-M. Ecklund, B. Peterson, L. Leyman.
Second Row-L. Petersen, D. Allen, M. Latona, P. McCall, I. Alessi, I. Newton. First Row--l. Hine,
E. Bloomquist, R. Peterson, M. Kennedy.
URING the year, our cheerleaders have done much to enliven our school spirit. Their
new cheers have added pep to our games. Furthermore, the Booster Club, led by
the cheerleaders, has provided a good cheering section tor all our contests and no
doubt deserves some ol the credit lor our undefeated football season.
PORTS play a very important
part in our American Way of
Living. They teach the student
good sportsmanship whether it be
during basketball practice in a
Physical Education Class or dur-
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DlCK NUNN ,ff
Third Row-E. Naslund, R. Hine, R. Fargo, E. Hoene,
B. Bishop, D. Oaks, R, Everett, D. Nunn, V. Diqirolamo, I.
De-Marco. Second Row-I. Gatto, G. Carlberg, D. Bier-
werth, C Walker, D. Newton, L. Lodestro, L. Mistretta, V
Lombardo, I, Benson. First Row-l. Bardo, N. Cornell, H.
Carlberg, B. Callihan, B LeBoy, F. Glambeluca, F. Schell,
G. Sanderson, I. Piazza. 'Sam Digirolarno fnot in ptcturel
Half back fNavyl.
THE FOOTBALL TEAM
Captain . . . ... Frank Gatto fArmyt
Coach ..,. .... . . . Brad Bishop
Asst. Coach . . . .,.. . . .. . . Earl Hoene
Managers... ..L. Mistretta, B. LeBoy, L. Lodestro,
I. Benson, D. Newton
F H S. OPP
19 Sept. 30 Fredonia there 7
14 Oct, 7 Warren here 3
13 Oct. 14 Gowanda here U
77 Oct. 20 Lakewood there 7
34 , Oct, 26 Iamestown there U
39 Nov, 4 Youngsville here U
HE football team completed its first undefeated
and untied season. Falconer scored a total of
l46 points against Z7 for the opposition. As a
reward for the successful season, the team went to
Cleveland to see a professional game. In assembly,
gold footballs were presented to all lettermen
through the courtesy of the Falconer Rotary Club.
Pvt. Frank Gatto being home on furlough from the
Army made these presentations.
39 . Dec.
24 , Dec.
30 . Dec.
31 . Ian.
42 . Ian.
Managers .. ..
l3 Bradford .
21 Dunkirk . . .
19 Silver Creek
26 Westfield .
THE BASKETBALL TEAM
,,. , . . Mr. Anderson
L. Lodestro, R, Olson
Second Row-L. Anderson, V. Lombardo, D. Nunn, R. Hine, B. Carlson, I. DeMarco, E. Naslund, I.
Culver, V. Digirolamo, B. Bishop. First Row-L. Lodestro, F. Fargo, D. Andrews, R, LeRoy, L. Mistretta,
I. Gatto, M. Studd, B. Olson.
Back Row-B. Nelson, L. Walrod, I. Piazza, D. Wilson, D. Coe, D. Nelson, C. Wigren, I. Bardo.
Second Row-L. Lodestro, R, Ortendahl, B. Carlson, C. Walker, R. Fargo, D. Andrews, D. Newton, A
Fdstrom, B. Bishop, V. Lombardo, F. Schell, I. Demarco, V. Digirolamo, L Mistretta, R Hine, M Marsh
THE BASEBALL TEAM
Managers.. .R Bloomquist, I. Ricotta, R. Crespy, L. Pline
Celeron . .
22 Celoron . .
THE SENIOR HIGH SOCCER CHAMPS
Second Row-Miss Busch, B. Peterson, First Row-L, Petersen, I. Alessi, S. Brown, I. Hine, E. Bloom-
quist, B. Waith, C, Piazza.
Second Row-Miss Busch, I. Brunson, M. Allen. First Row-E. Kelly, F. Stewart, T. Rigby, R. Web-
ster, B. Iohnson, N. Neathery, C. Hale.
THE IUNIOR HIGH SOCCER CHAMPS
LTHOUGH soccer is perhaps not quite as popular as basketball or softball, everyone
who plays it becomes interested because it demands so much in alertness and activ-
ity. The "Falcons" and the "Falcon Yankees" proved themselves capable in the
sport also, by defeating their opponents.
THE GIRLS' SENIOR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
Captain . . .,.,,..,., .. ,......, .. .. Ioyce Hine
Adviser ,.,........ . ,,.. .......,. M iss Busch
Buck Row-N. Patti, C. Piazza. Front Row-M. Hall, I, Hme, S, Brown.
Back Row-B. lohnson, N. Brunson, M. Allen. Front Row-T. Rigby, N. Neathery, R. Webster, C. Hale,
THE GIRLS' IUNIOR BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS
Captain , ..........,,.,....,...... .. . Ruth Webster
Adviser . . . .. . Miss Busch
ECAUSE it is a fast, clean game which requires thought behind every play, basketball
is thoroughly enjoyed by all members of F, H. S. The "Falcons" and the "Falcon
Yankees" of the Senior and Iunior High respectively, surpassed all others in a fair and
TI-IE GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL
IRLS' intramural tournaments are played annually ciuthough this year, unlike previ-
ous years, the girls chose their own captains and selected their own teams and
names. Many times we have heard over the address system announcements of
games between the "Falcons" and the "Flying Eagles", or maybe the "He1lcats" and the
"Spitlires". During the tall and winter, Soccer and Basketball were played respectively
with Volleyball coming in the spring. A very successful and enjoyable year was ended
with the favorite sport of Softball.
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LIFE IN F. H. S.
ALCONER High is not a schoolg it is a home. Twenty-three parents serve seven meals
a day and no use asking them, "what's cookinl" either! Yes sir, twenty-three and 500
students-twenty-one and seventeen twenty-thirds off-springs apiece. Hmm, now I know
why they're so many half-witsl Getting back to the food, it is served buffet style in 25, 27,
22, 26 and various other rooms whereupon, it is carried to 24's large dining-tables. As
expected in such large families, survival of the fittest reigns. Some severe cases of "in-
detention" and "collar-burn" have been developed, but no fatalities reported as yet. More-
over, those robust individuals with the cast iron stomachs leave the dining room satisfied
and "rarin' to go."
Architecture suffered a set-back during that period around 1930 and engineers forgot
to remember the bedrooms for F.H.S,, but did that trouble our resourceful family? Quicker
than Dick Nunn could say, "Ioyce Hine", they converted 23 into an air conditioned slumber-
center complete-with chaperones who switch every hour on the hour to prevent monotony.
Moreover, since all work and no play makes for bad boys and girls, we dedicated a
portion of our house for a recreation room where gay young things may flit and fling to
fancy-chinning bars to keep their "chins up" and exercise to keep everything else down.
Due to popular request, no peering pioneers glare down on us from the walls. But so
revered are they that we keep their very names under glass by the great front door. By
the way there seems to be about the place where brotherly love may appear too potent
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O you students of Falconer High recall that during the first part of the school year, a
certain group of students were doing their best to obtain some place in which we
could have a recreation center? Well, you all should, and now that we do have it,
how about a little inside information on it. To begin with, our rec center, better known as
the "Roost", is located in the large hall on the second floor of the Community Building. In
order to get it well organized, the student body elected Ioe Demarco as chairman with
Eddie Naslund and "Chinks" Lombardo as co-chairmen. Through the cooperation and aid
of the Rotary Club we now have a Iuke Box, refreshment stand with a painted blue and
gold FHS on it, ping-pong table, card games, and a coke container. The "Roost" is open
on Friday and Saturday nights and also when there are games. Now, as long as we have
told you about its organization and the facilities we have, how about being little mice with
the Corridor Staff, and peek in on an eventful, hilarious, evening's program. First, as we
enter this great hall of music and fun, we hear none other than the "Stardusters" playing
their favorite rendition of "Boogie Woogie". Good old FHS certainly does have more than
its share of jitterbugs, doesn't it? By the looks of the couples dancing, one might get the
impression that there is a man shortage. But that's not true-for our able-bodied men just
haven't got on to the knack of "jitterbugging". It's not that they couldn't if they would try,
but they have trouble keeping up with the music, Notice though, there are some fellows
over in the farther corner who are trying their best to catch on. Good Luck!
ls that food we smell, or are our smellers deceiving us. Oh, yes, the refreshment com-
mittee's serving hot dogs, along with potato chips, cokes, pop, and cheese-sandwiches.
Must be the music tempo has changed as there certainly are a big number of fellows danc-
ing now. Look over here-those two inseparable Iunior girls are just getting in the groove
when they're cut in by-well, you guess for yourself. We'll tell you one thing though, the
girls are Bert Waith and Barbara Peterson.
If you look around a bit, you're liable to see a few strange faces-yes they're from
out of town, mostly from Iamestown. There is one tall, light fellow who seems to have a
keen interest in Pauline Ognibene. Well, I think we've covered most everything tonight-
oh wait, there must be something else coming up. Could it be a floor show? Yes sir,
that's just what it is. In case you're wondering who the announcer is, We'll inform you
that he is one of the trumpet players, Dick Nunn. If any of you girls are interested, ask
Ioyce Hine. lt looks as though the first number was going to be ci piano solo by the jazz
band's pianist, Lynette Anderson. Very good, Lynette, and now comes a tap dance by
Hose Marie Lopresto. Well, we haven't time nor space to ramble on much longer but a
song by a trio, drum solo, vocal solo, and a comedian act brings us to the end of tonight's
"Roost" program. But thanks for being nice with your Corridor staff--did you enjoy it?
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N the way back from a trip to Texas, we stayed at White City one night. It isn't much
of a place, considering its name. All there is to it is about seventy-five to a hun-
dred cottages, a gas station, a restaurant, and a few small buildings. That morning
after breakfast we were standing outside when the gasoline attendant approached us. He
asked us if we had been down to the spring to have a drink of water. We hadn't so we
went down to get one. The word was spread around and soon everyone was going down
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Lois Dunning . .
E had been making paper masks in art class, and I had mine nearly completed. When
one day later, I went down to class and I happened to look in the cupboard where
I had left it to dry, I noticed something odd in its appearance. On second glance I
noticed a mouse had enjoyed a hearty meal off the nose, mouth, and eyebrows. The worst
part was that the mask had been remodeled only three times previously because of dam-
age done to it. "If it is not man, it has to be mouse", was Mrs. Critoph's solicitous com-
1. Scene from "The Brave Shall Serve" CSenior Playj. 2. "Rose Marie" and "Bart"
at the "Roost", 3. Winners of the Oratorical Contest. 4. Roy and Joe behind the stand
at the "Roost", 5. Alumni Servicemen at a Basketball game. 6. Devilishness in the
Corridor. 7. The Brave Shall Serve Cwhat againlj. 8. Our Old Friend, Sam Digi. 9.
Marge Kennedy in "Pink for Proposals."' 10. "Chinks" and "Dee" fHuba! Hubalj. 11.
Mr. Bennett, doing his bit at a game. 12. just a "gang" putting up scenery for the Sen-
ior Plays. 13. Oratorical Contestants. 14. Good Ol' "F. H. S." 15. Scenery Commit-
tee for Senior Plays. 16. Cast of "Pink for Proposals."
Une Qlafu of '45!
on your achievement
Best Wishes for
the coming years
IOURNAL PRESS, INC.
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
MERLE H. COLBURN FRED F. DALLAS
REGAL LUMBER CO., INC.
C 0 A L C 0 K E W 0 0 D
145 soU'rH WORK STBEET FALCONER, N. Y
DIEGIS 81 CLUST
17 Iohn Street
NEW YORK 8, N. Y.
C A L A ' S
U. S. POST OFFICE
Station No. 2
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
CLASS RINGS PINS
TG CLASS OF 1945
j. Emil Anderson
8 EAST ELMwooD AVENUE
FALCONER. N. Y.
223 West Third Street
214 Cherry Street
OMETHING new in the form of entertainment in Falconer High School was presented
in April by the Choir and Glee Clubs of the school-a Radio Show, complete with an-
nouncer, commercials, orchestra, choruses, dancers and comedians.
After the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" Maurice Phillips, the announcer, gave
the station identification-station F,L.O.P. and gave a commercial for the Peter Pan Beauty
Salon. The chorus accompanied by the "Stardusters" Orchestra sang "There Goes That
Song Again" after which an important news bulletin stating Hitler's death was read. To
comply with the news, the Glee Club sang "This Will Be My Shining Hour" accompanied
by Lynette Anderson at the piano. The F.H.S. Rockettes danced to the number. However,
as found out after the number, the bulletin was false-Mrs. Hitler had killed a rat in the
cellar and the news had been misinterpreted.
There was more music to which Rose Marie Lopresto and Geraldine Ceresa did solo
dances. Later in the program, a melodrama, "Iohn's Other Life" was presented with Rich-
ard Nunn and Margaret Kennedy playing the leading roles. The Barber-Shop quartet
composed of Eenie, Meenie, Minnie and Mike next gave out with a medley of old favor-
ites. In reality, they were Robert I-Ioaglund, Lee Gallaher, Maurice Phillips and Frank Caf-
foe ably directed by Vincent Lombardo. The audience had a prominent part in the next
part of the program. A honeymoon couple was interviewed by the emcees to the delight
of everyone and the embarrassment of the couple.
A real trolley was used for the "Trolley Song" number with Eddie Naslund, Lee Plano,
Mary lane Nelson, and Ianet Chase sharing the seats. After more musical numbers by
the choruses and the double'octette, the finale, the real climax of the program was present-
ed. A poem, "Ballad of Bataan", was read with the choruses breaking in singing the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic" with sound effects and maiorettes. With the entire company taking
part, it made a fitting end to an excellent program.
WE EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS
AND BEST WISI-IES
CLASS OF 1945
FALCONER HIGH SCHOOL
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF FALCON ER
FALCONEH. N. Y.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Member Federal Reserve System
CLASS OF '45
Learn to Fly at
357.00 1 hour
S010 Flighl 56.00 1 hour
E. W. JQHNSQN
Sell Your Car
AUTO RADIO S I N ES
EASQOSLTSZJSE T V
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
"THE FUTURE MR. AND MRS. AMERICA"
Frank Caffoe .......
Rose Messina . . .
Lee Gallaher ....,
lennie Ribaudo ....
Dick Nunn .......,
Rose Marie l..oPresto
Ronnie LeRoy ...4,...
Pauline Ognibene .
Rosalie Crapo ........ ...,
Chinks Lombardo .
Bertha Waith .,...
...... Fats Waller
. ,. Madame Curie
. . . Tommy Dorsey
..,., Kate Smith
.... Harry Iames
,. . Eleanor Powell
. ..,. Gene Krupa
. . . . . Dinah Shore
HE class oi '45 enjoyed the experience of making the annual event in Falconer High
another traditional success. Regardless of the depth of snow, every one came to the
darkened auditorium to see the budding actors and actresses give a brilliant perform-
ance in both plays entitled, "Pink for Proposals" and "The Brave Shall Serve." The former
name tells the story in itself, for in that household of women each was after a marriage
license and when one accidentally tripped upon an article which read the color pink would
do the trick, the climax came with a decided "red pastel" rush in wardrobes. Remember,
though, in '44 and '45 that increasingly evident man problem? And remember how typical
the second play was which dealt with the war and Fifth Columnists? What all-American
patriots were portrayed in that tense drama that brought the audience so much suspensel
Yes, both plays were very outstanding, and credit goes to all participants and to Mrs. Red-
field for her sincere and steadfast directing.
Congratulations to the Class of '45
ART OLSON. MGR.
THE MMP ART GUMPMIY
Portrait, Commercial and Field
and Child Photography
121 Wesi Fourth St.. at Washington
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
W A T C H E S
F OR GRADUATION
Buy at Home and
We Support You-
You Support Us
NED E. WAITH
FALCONER. N. Y.
I. Stuart Husband Ellen A. Husband
Compliments to the COMPUMENTS
Class of '45 QF
RIDERS DINERS LANDY BROS., Inc
FALCONER, N. Y.
and PHONE 7976
2215 WASHINGTON ST.
213 HOPKINS AVENUE
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
Ioe De Marco without his "Muscles?"
Phyllis Whattler getting a zero?
Clara Piazza without her long black tresses?
The library without the usual loafers?
Dick Iosephson not liking to argue?
Sally Brown or Rose Messina without their idol-Frank Sinatra?
Miss Potter without her "specific clause?"
F. H. S. without cliques?
Iohnny Bardo without his "C. l. O." eyebrows?
Ienny Ognibene being quiet?
Stuart Barnes being bashtul?
Lester Bennett a wolf?
"Duffy" Anderson CI city-slicker?
OUR PIN-UP BOY - VAN IOHNSON
Muscles-loe De Marco.
Perfect Image-Bobbie Hoaglund.
Congratulations to the
Class of '45
ELDRED OIL CO
Three Gables Service Station
KENNEDY. N. Y.
Class of '45
QUALITY CASH STURES
2 EAST MAIN ST.
"Whorf You Tlaiuk of Food,
Think of Quality"
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
Class Rings and Pins
230 Boylston St.
Congratulations fo the
Class 0 f '45
Tires, Auto Accessories
HOME BAKED GOODS
5 South Work St.
FALCONER, N. Y.
BOND AND STAMP DRIVE
OMETIMES it's love of personfsometimes love of country, and sometimes a combination
of both that induces and encourages us to buy bonds. And because of that insepar-
able, and subconscious bond between brothers and sisters, parents and their sons
overseas, we are more than willing to buy the bonds to bring them back to their homes
and under the government lor which they are fighting, It is the bond between the students
of F.H.S. and those who have graduated and gone into the service. Perhaps it was be-
cause of this bond that our school of over 500 did even more than a few of the larger
schools in the Bond and Stamps Drive. It was definitely because of this "tie" that we
raised our Minute-Man Flag in February for having a month's average of 90 per cent or
Our Robert Morris Committee and Paul Revere Committee have worked constantly and
with untiring effort, so to them, to Miss Potter, and Miss Reno, to the cashiers Robert Hine
and Roy Luce, and the messenger boys George Brakeman and Albert Edstrom goes the
credit where credit is deserved. An excellent result was accomplished and it made our
school "tops" in the district.
G- E. PETERSUH Q SUN CONGRATULATIONS
168 S. Work Si. - FCIlCOI'1eT TO THE CLASS OF '45
Iust Across the Bridge
MEATS and GROCERIES v
Everything for the Table
Q Wait On Yourself
Our Smoke House Service is
Appreciated by Many 81
Sugar Curing and Smoking
of Ham and Bacon a Specialty A N Johnson Prop
. B E S T W I S H E S
"CLASS OF '45"
Men's and Boys' Store
golf gb Wars "Congratulations
V Bcxssetfs Feature
IIELSUN MID BUTTS, ING.
9 Noam MAIN STREET
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
302 N. MAIN STREET
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
CLASS OF '45
KENNEDY, N. Y.
JAMES M. SPRAGUE Cvmpffmefffs
Iohn Deere of the
Quality Farm Equipment H U M I D 0 R
32 EAST FALCONER STREET
FALCONER, N. Y. 3:5
PHONE RES. 53-425
C. 1. FRENCH
21 West Main Street
FALCONER. N. Y.
Plumbing and Heating
We specialize in automatic
electric and automatic
PROBST ROOFING 8:
SHEET METAL 00.
216 EAST SECOND STREET
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
CROGHAN NAME CARDS
A complete line
superior in material and
H. E. LYNN. Prop.
Expvrf Watch, Cloak aml
11 N. MAIN sr.
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
A Good Place
FASHION CLOTHES, INC.
To BUY 14-16 NORTH MAIN STREET
GQOD SHOES IAMESTOWNNY
18 E. THIRD sr.
E I. S I E , S LEEDS DRUG INC.
318 PINE STREET v
IAIWESTOVVNI N- Y- Congratizilatzons
Congratulations to the
Featuring Dresses and Sport
Clothes for the Iunior and
fo Class of '45
114 E. Second Street
the Miss IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
Class of '45 LAUNDRY CD.
For "The Home of the Marvelous"
Ph h th t l C1 'll
01032.12 Sfheategteffetrfnl W1 ODORI-ESS
309 N. Main St.
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
20-26 FOREST AVE.
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
Compliments io the
Congratulations fo the
Class of '45
J. S. AUTO SUPPLY 00.
1082 E. SECOND sr.
Propriem IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
E S S 0 G A S and O IL COMPLIMENTS
M I STRETTAS
FALUUIIER ESSO SERVIUE
con. MAIN 6. wonx
To the Class of '45
Home Made Candies WHOLESALE F0005
233 James St.
lee Cream anel Fruits FALCONER, N, Y,
C- W- LIL-IA CREAMERY Congratulations fo the
Wholesale ana' Retail rv Class Of '45
MILK and CREAM
135 E. Elmwood Ave.
FALCONER, N. Y.
SURPLUS 8: SALVAGE 00
109 NORTH MAm sr.
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
Portraits of Distinction
GLEN:RAY PHOTO SERVICE
228 E. Second St.
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
131 Institute St.
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
Congratulations to the G R A N D I N T, S
C1055 Of '45 Fine Footwear
T R I A N G L E A9
O. T. Rcxwson. Prop. FALCONER' N' Y'
Compliments Best Wishes
of For Your Future Sueeess
BQWIIQDRQME M. W. BAKER. DC
10 SOUTH WORK STREET
F ALCONER, N. Y.
H. A. Meier, Proprietor
Opposite Sheds Theatre
15 EAST SECOND STREET
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
37 EAST MAIN STREET
W. LLOYD, Proprietor
BEST WISHES TO THE
CLASS OE '45
R I CH IVIAN
Standard Quality 3524.50
Super Quality 529.50
213 NORTH MAIN STREET
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
Congratulations to the
Class of 1945
to fbe Class of '45
FUR C01 JACOB ANDERSON
ExeluszveFurr1ers DRY GOODS STORE
S T A R IVI A R K E T
THE SPINNING WHEEL
Everything for the
N eed lewomalz
PRUITS INEANTS' WEAR
204 EAST SECOND STREET
PHONE 5-024 IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
JAMESTUWN R PHARMACY C0'13"'ful"f'0'75
William T. Krause, Pharmacist Class of 745
8 EAST SECOND STREET
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
The lowest prices that the maintena
ol highest quality will permit
ALLEN L. GALLIIIAII
F ALCONER, N. Y.
OYOLE SIIOP, IIIO.
Bicycles, Velocipecles and
Exjuwf ana' Prompt Scrvicc'
123 EAST SECOND STREET
IAMESTOWN, N. Y.
SOUTH WORK STREET
G A R A G E
AUTO PARTS AND
STANLEY GILBERT. Prop.
and Best Wishes to the
Class ot l945
VALVO'S SHOE STORE
114 NORTH MAIN ST.
Corner of Second--Downstairs
IAMESTOWN. N. Y.
cs. 1.. F. SERVIOE
PHONE Falconer 66-545
FEED SEED FERTILIZER
D R I N K Compliments of
ln Bottles 8IEAsT Fggagl
johnson 81 Bedient
Goodrich Tires Delco Batteries
EAST MAIN STREET
FALCONER, N. Y.
from the Bakers ot
"GOODBYE" OR 'TAREWELL FALCONERU
HERE is no proven way to say goodbye,
All etiquette cmd form are cast aside
The heart reaches the throat, yet cannot pry
Its way out of the mouth in verbal tide.
Goodbye is feeling all that has been felt-
It is comprising all that has been prized,
Goodbye is trumping after all is dealt-
It is reviving things never revised.
And so we shake the patient, guiding hands
Changing our views from teach me to I've learned,
And saying each, "goodbye" break off the strands
That sewed living to life-esteem to earned.
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