Farrell High School - Reflector Yearbook (Farrell, PA)
- Class of 1926
Page 1 of 106
Pages 6 - 7
Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9
Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Text from Pages 1 - 106 of the 1926 volume:
Farrell High School Reflector
The Class of 1926
iOe, ti)c class: of ’26, bcbicatc tpis ebition of tfje “deflector” to our frtenb anb classmate glnna Ilucfep, tofjose bappp face toe babe misseb in all our classes anb gatherings.
2Our Alma Matzr
FARRELL HIGH SCHOOLif9 REFLjpECTOR fb
SUPERINTENDENTS. M. ROBB, A. B„ M. A.
Grove City College University of Pittsburgh
fje Class of 1926
£JU lopal Poofters of Jfarrell $igb Reboot
itlembers of the IBoarb of directors, Jfacultp, tubentsanb SUtimni of Jfarrell l igb School
fjost UKbose Untiring Efforts f abe ften brrfb possible tfje publication of tljis Cbition oVtljr deflector.
MR. ELMER C. STILLINGS, A. B.. M. A.
Hiram College University of Pittsburgh Principal
To Our Teachers
Life is saddened with the current Of the tragic play of Fate,
Unaware of Future’s Promise,
One can, vainly, only wait.
Wait astounded, almost breathless For the course of time to end;
Then into the unknown darkness,
Blinded, one his way must wend.
Who, if not our gallant teachers,
Bring relief and strength anew;
School life ne’er would be so lively,
If they did not guide us through.
So to teach is more than ever
Laborious e’en to greater lives;
To forward life’s greatest duty,
None succeed save he who strives.
So, while waiting for the high tide Of our one life to subside,
Waiting will be greatly lessened,
With bright thoughts of teachers’ pride.
Miss Olive C. Athey
Edinboro State Normal
Mrs. Clarissa Bombeck Indiana State Normal
Miss Florence B. Donlin, A. B.
Meadville Commercial College
Mr. T. D. Davis, (Deceased) Clarion State Normal School
Miss Martha Golden, A. B.
_ Thiel College
Miss Ruth F. Bell
Miss Sarah Cooley, B. S. Westminister College
Miss Betty Dipner, A. B.
Mr. Howard P. Eddy, A. B. Hiram College
Mr. William Ganaposki Central State Normal
Miss Bessie Hummer, A. B. Allegheny College
Mr. Mi lard C. Koons Mechanics Institute
Miss Edna M. Moser, B. S. Hood College
Miss Nelle J. Mathews, A. B. Hiram College
Miss Orpha R. Jones, A. B. Westminster College
Mrs. Hannah Lucas
Slippery Rock State Normal
Miss Sara E. Mikaloff
Indiana State Normal
Mr. Frederick T. Morse, M. E. University of Virginia
Miss Helen V. Mickulonic, A. B. Westminster College
Miss Para Moore, A. B. Westminster CollegeFaculty
Mr. E. M. Mixer, M. A.,
M rs. Jeane C. McCoy
Pittsburgh Training School
Mr. George E. Mason, A. B. A llegheny College
Mrs. Esther McCullough Slippery Rock State Normal
Mr. Samuel McCullough, A. B.
Mr. R. E.
Miss Mary Perrino
Indiana State Normal
M iss M. Genevieve Riley, A. B.
Syrac use Un ivers ity
Mrs. Lucretia Perrine, A. B.
Westm inster College
M iss Jessamine Rankin Slippery Rock State Normal
Mr. W. E. Shellenberger
Grove City College
Peterson, B. S. Grove City CollegeMr. John D. Shelatree
Slippery Rock State Normal
Miss Helen Sage, B. S.
Carnegie Technical Institute
Mr. John D. Shearer, A. B. Gettysburg College
Mr. Ernest I. Schrot Central State Normal
Miss Charlotte Smith, A. B Allegheny College
Miss Frances Verner, B. S. Westminster College
Miss Mary Vance, B. S. Westminster College
Mr. Paul R. Weyand, A. B. Allegheny College
Miss Marion J. Wible, A. B.
University of Pittsburgh
Mr. Durward Wellman
Edinboro State Normal
Miss Esther Zentz, A. B. Thiel Collegei|9 REFL4|ECTOR.2t6
Reflector Staff of 1926
Business Manager Assistant Business Manager. Foot Ball Editor Basket Ball Editor C alehdar
Senior ( lass Prophet
Senior Class Historian ____
Junior Class Historian. Sophmore Class Historian Freshman Class Historian Eigth ('lass Historian
Seventh Class Historian....
George Henderson Ilarry Ilousman Paid Moskovitz William Or dish Frank Grande Frank Pin tar Chas. Kerr, Victor Duncan Margaret Henning Margaret Stillstrom Lois Ebert Harvey Lurie Olive Huffman Robert Wheeler Norma Snyder ..................John Strizzi
12FRANK GRANDE GEO. HENDERSON ANITA ROSENBERG LEO JAMES PAUL MOSKOVITZ
14EDITH ABRAHAM FLORENCE ACKERMAN
DONALD ARMOUR ALBERT BOBBY
ROSE BIANCO GEORGE BANISH
GEORGE BOGDAN ANDREW BERNARD
EDW ARD BLEIER CLARA BERGERFREDA BURPRICH JAMES CARINE
JOE CARINE PETER CHESMAR
MARIE CRIVELLO MARGARET CANTELUPE
CHARLES CARROLL HELEN CHROBACK
OLGA CEVICH MARY DANESSA
16MARY DAVIS RALPH DRESCH
VICTOR DUNCAN RUTH DAVIS
WALTER EPSTEIN MARGARET EVANS
FRANK FRAN KOVITCH ELIAS GOJDICS
HELEN GARFINKLE JOE GELETKAGLENN GOTTSCHALK
MARGARET HENNING GWEN HUSBAND
SAM KABAKOVJOHANNA KLEIN CHARLES KERR
MAY BELLE KERR EBEN LAWRENCE
HELENE LANSDOWNE IRENE LACY
JOHN MACKEY ROBERT M. MILLERJOE MARTINO TERESA MAMBUCA
MARGARET MACK ALLEN MYERS
MIKE MILANKOVITCH ELIZABETH MORAR
BERNARD MEIZLIK ROBERT W. MILLER
ETHEL NEWMANSTANLEY NEWTON RUTH PROSSER
HELEN PILCH WILLIAM J. PRICE
FRANK PINTAR ALICE PASCONE
MYRTLE ROSEN BLUM
ANNA RUBYELIZABETH RUFFO GRACE SCHELL
DOMINIC RUSSO HELEN SCHLESINGER
MILDRED SARCINELLA EDMOND SABO
JAMES SCARDINA MARGARET SCHAFFER
EDWARD SCHONBERGEREDITH SMITH CATHERINE SPISAK
GRACE SMITH FRANCIS SONGER
JOHN STRIZZI HAZEL STEWART
PAUL SMITH EDNA MAY SHORT
MARGARET STILLSTROM SARAH TOLATZKO
23MAD ALINE TORTOKETI MIKE TURCHAN
PAULINE TORTORETI VIOLA THOMPSON
JOHN TORMA WARREN THOMPSON
FREDA ZOLDANFarewell, Alma Mater
Oh, Comrades, bound by friendship’s lasting tie, With courage face the coming breach of years, That visions unfulfilled may still not die,
That sorrow may through us be eased of tears! Yes! Wars shall cease and seem a troubled dream, All battles shall be fought in Spring with flowers, And Beauty, cover all, a surging stream,
Of sinewed youth: these boundless duties ours!
As weary, seaworn sailors, tempest torn,
Are buoyed up with hopes and thoughts of home, So shall our memories dear our hearts adorn, Renew our faith, when each afar shall roam.
Our precious, cloistered hours, songs and books, The merry laugh of carefree play and game— These now must pass. Life holds no secret nooks, From ruthless time. New joys are not the same. As boundless, Alma Mater, as the sea,
Has been thy love! nor shall the mountains last Less long than our enduring love for thee;
To thy ideals of life shall we hold fast;
Our wills have been well tempered by the old To mould and shape the nature of the new;
So, with full hearts, high hopes, and courage bold. The class of '26 bids thee Adieu!
Statistics of 1926
In welcoming you to our exercises today, 1 do so with a profound realization that ours is indeed a most unusual class. Indeed, 1 have always had high hopes for this Class of 1926. Even when I saw them come into this school as Freshmen—so green that they thought social science was the art of making friends—
I refused to shake my head over them the way the rest of the world did. “No, sir,” I said, “this crowd is going to improve. They’ll have to!" And, friends,
I was right!
I know of no better proof of the heights of wisdom and sagacity to which this group of intellectual magnates has risen than its choice of a president. I predict that a class with such taste will go far. 1 am struck, as I have often been before, with their remarkable foresight and keenness of vision. They have shown in this act, as they have throughout their entire high school career, a wisdom far beyond their years.
I am surprised to learn, through secret channels, that there are those who are yet ignorant of the fact that 1926 is the greatest class which has ever graduated from our school—and this despite the fact that they know who is its president! However, let it pass! As the poet says, glory is but a withered wreath.
It has seemed to us fitting that whatever misapprehension there is about that point should be cleared up. That is, if there are any lingering doubts in the minds of any of you here tonight as to the scintillating brilliancy of this class,! we want to dispel them. Therefore, we have had two expert statisticians, Mr. Carine and Mr. Smith, working day and night for several months upon our class achievements to prove to you, in absolute figures, the remarkable mental feats of the Class of 1926.
I am now prepared to present to you the findings of these expert investigators. I may say they are astonishing—and gratifying! As I put them before you, I would have you keep in mind the undeniable fact that figures cannot lie. Otherwise, I can readily believe that you tvould find some of our statiticians’ reports almost too astounding for acceptance. Like true scientists, Mr. Carine and Mr. Smith wrent back to the beginning of our high school career for their first computations. Strange to state, they found, back there in the early days, that wTe w-ere supplied with nothing but wishes. So they have prepared this interesting analysis: the poultry population of England, New Guinea, Armenia, and Port Said totals three and one-half billion; yet if a wish-bone were required for every wish made in the first year of the Class of 1926, the nearest thing left to a chicken would be a Mexican jumping bean.
But we soon abandoned wishes for books, and in the last four years we have used books enough—but I’ll let Messrs. Carine and Smith tell it. . They say: “If the entire collection of books used by the Class of 1926, including the Scandinavian, were placed in a single pile on the banks of the Mississippi, they would reach to a height nine times that of the Woolworth Building.” They add that a lucky number raffle, entitling the winner to push these books into the river, would net the school a sum equivalent to the Chinese national debt.
Continued on page Sq
Corrections of 1926
Before the class of 1926 bows its final adieu—and with its hats already in its hands—it feels that it must take pains to correct several seeming misapprehensions which have somehow crept undejected into the text books from which it has studied with such, on the whole, surprisingly glorious results.
As Socrates says, truth is to be desired even more than reputation. So, with all due respect to the books and their writers, and to our professors who have professed from them, we needs must unsheath Excalibur and fight for the truth.
Long ago, when we were young and gullible freshies, the man who wrote the history book poured into our heedful ears a statement which we have since found to be exaggerated, to say the least. At that time, our respect for our dear teachers caused us to accept without comment this statement that the racial population of the world was so proportioned that every third child was Chinese. But we doubted. We began investigations. We have analyzed a fair percentage of the families not only in this city but in Wheatland and we have found that every third child was not only not Chinese, but even every sixth, ninth and twelfth child was decidely American, even to the fourth generation.
There were, however, several instances in which we could not be quite certain. In these cases, with Miss Cooley carefully noting down all results, we carried out the following experiment. We sang in chorus several well known Chinese lullabys and held our eyes aslant while Miss Cooley dangled a Chinese laundry check in front of the infant in question. The child invariably took the check and swallowed it—so that we cannot ascertain the final results just at present. But in every case, the parents of the doubtful children showed not only unfriendly, but decidedly hostile attitudes towards the researches of science. When we requested them to notify us immediately in case they noticed any Chinese characteristics developing in their children, with one accord they were scornfully rebukeful. Yet, all in all, without being disloyal to our dear teachers, when it comes to a question of every third baby's being Chinese, we prefer to believe the baby.
And that’s only one thing. Immediately there leaps to my mind a most unjust and unworthy slander which our infant lips were taught to repeat after the ancient Latins. They say Virgil said it. But we've often doubted it. The ancient and royal Irish race has been maligned in a manner which must not go unanswered. As everyone knows, the Irish are a mild and peace loving nation, desiring nothing so much as tranquil philisophic meditation. Of course, it’s true that most of the prize fighters, traffic cops, admirals, generals, firemen, and politicians are of Celtic descent. Yet this fact can hardly justify Virgil in referring (if refer he did) to a constellation as “stormy O'Rion, rising from the deep.”
Then there’s another matter about which we are deeply grieved. We’ve loved our teachers and we’ve trusted them. And they’ve allowed us to stand at the door of our future lives with a fallacy firmly implanted in our minds which might have cost us time and money, tears and heart-aches, if we had not
Continued on page qj
27The School Insignia
Heretofore, the different classes graduating from the high school had never thought of the idea of having a school insignia instead of finding a new design each year for the annual cover and the class ring. This idea was launched before the senior ring committee early in the year, and was favorably commented upon by these members! Finally, it was decided to work out an insignia for the school; members of the alumni and each class in the high school were called to voice their feelings towards this plan. It seemed that every one was in favor of it. After having had several meetings during which time one insignia was finally accepted, the class of ’26 decided to have this insignia on the class rings. Later it was carried over into the annual work and was found to be very nice. It was also proposed to have this insignia on the diplomas; it is very probable that this will be so. There are few high schools throughout the country having school insignias. All those having seen the insignia, commented favorably upon it. This insignia saves the class a great deal of trouble which comes in the selection of class rings and a cover for the annual. We, the Class of '26, sincerely hope that this insignia will remain as a permanent part of our high school. H. '26.
Philanthropies of 1926
Three students enter and take places at table. Look anxiously around with signs of impatience.
1st Student: “I wonder where -.”
(Enter Chairman breathless. Shows suppressed excitement. Pulls paper out of pocket and looks at it now and then.)
Ch: “See here, fellows. This committee has met for the purpose of de-
ciding what to do with the SI 7.16 left in the treasury- is that right?”
Others: “Sure—Of Course—You ought to know.”
Ch: “Well a much bigger job than that has suddenly descended upon us.
A mysterious note in the hall has just been found indicating that some unknown millionaire is going to give the Class of ’26 a million dollars to be spent in the interests of—.”
Others: “Oh!—A million?—Do you mean it?”
Ch: “Now it is our place as Committee on Cruised Funds to decide how
this money' is to be spent. I shall be glad to hear from you at once on the matter. Bob, you always have ideas about spending money. What would you suggest?”
Bob: (Rises very solemnly) “Mr. Chairman and Fellow Committeemen.
This unexpected fund seems most opportune. For some time 1 have been cherishing a dream—a very dear dream. And now, it seems, the cash is at hand to realize it—to make the name of the Class of ’26 sound forever in the halls of the old school surrounded with terms of praise, to make us remembered as the class who did more for coming generations of high school students than any other. My' plan, to be brief, is this: I wish to establish a fountain in the front hall. A cool, ever-flowing fountain where faculty and students may stop and slake their thirst whenever the fancy seizes them. A fountain about which coming generations may gather to praise the name of ’26. Where unborn students shall quaff double chocolates and cherry sodas. In short, fellows, I suggest the appropriation of a sufficient sum of this money to maintain a Permanent Free Soda Fountain in the front hall.” (Cheers).
Ch: “That idea seems most sensible and shall go down on the minutes
of the meeting. For one thing, his establishment of a Soda Trust Fund would save no end of time for thirsty students. I myself had an idea on the way to this meeting, which I noted on my cuff, for consideration. You know how long and hot and dry the period before lunch always has seemed to us? Well, why not save the high school students of the future from this curse by establishing a Fund for Starving Students. This could provide for sandwiches and chocolate milk shakes to be served in all the class rooms at 11:15, and could operate in connection with Bob’s fountain. I think $100,000 left at 2% interest would insure this plan's permanency and bear everlasting glory to the Class of ’26.”
Others: “Good—Yea!.........Put that in the program!”
Leo: (Rising). “Mr. Chairman, before we spend any more of this money
I’d like to mention an idea I've been thinking over. I had intended myself, as soon as I’d made my first million, to donate to the school a sum of $200,000 to establish a zoological garden outside the west entrance for the benefit of botany and zoology students and for the entire student body and faculty as well. Think of the rare privilege of watching such little animals as the zebra and
Continued on page QJ
I often think of yonder shack
With its toppled chimney and windows black.
Its weak foundation holds no more
The remains of the rough and splintered floor.
The vines still cling to the window sill,
As Johnny said, of their own free will.
The shingles of the hoary shack,
Move up and down like a jumping jack;
The wind blows thru the chinks in the wall, And keeps on going without stopping at all, The only remnant is an old bench,
With its cushioned seat and sickening stench.
I stop as I go past this shack
In the hope of bringing past memories back,
My sunken eyes are filled with tears,
As some old person whispers in my ears, “Your childhood days were full of play In that old shack by yonder way.”3
Junior Class Officers
_ _ Mike Pa pay John LaCamera -. Marion Shilling Miss Orpha Jones
Junior Class Roll
Sam Amieo Betty Armstrong Lindsey Addis Sidney Applebaum Isadore Berkovitz Vincent Bistritz Coleman Buczo Lovena Boyer Kevin Burns William Cantelupe William Currie Georgia Davis Madeline Di Silvio Thomas Di Silvio Anna Dvoryak Esther Ebert Lois Ebert George Edwards Pearl Edwards Sam Eisenberg Edna Fleet Matilda Forte
Joe Frank Ben Gelfand John Gojdics Bronco Gracenim Portly Green May Griffiths Irene Haney Carl Havrilla Genevieve Heagney Suzanne Hetra Albert Hilkirk John Hlass John Hoffman Ruth Horovitz Mike Hricik Roberta Hunter Howard Johnson Ben Kirschenbaum V'era Kozar John La Camera John Low-Bertha Machuga
Catherine Mack George Mackey Sam Magnotta Anna Mammarella Joe Markovitz Joe Marks Eva Marosevich Margaret Martinni Angela Mastroianni Joe Mastroianni John Matta Ray Maxwell Harry McFarlin
Cecile Meizlick Mary Milakovich Dominic Morocco Mildred Morris Mary Munro Guy -Newton N ick - icoloff Calvin Nugent Stella Pannuto
31A PART OF THE JUNIOR CLASSif9 REFU ECTOR_2f6
Mike Papay Clarissa Patton Edward Petras Albert Phillips Alexander Pustinger Joe Robinson Pete Roman Pauline Rosenblum Robert Sabo Mildred Sarcinella Mildred Schell Bella Schermer Sam Schonberger
Katherine Schuster Margaret Schwartz Mildred Scowden Albert Seaman Marion Shilling Paul Simko Helen Spisak Mildred Stitt Elizabeth Szabo Gladys Tennant Andrew Thomas Clara Thomas Robert Thompson
William Thompson Matilda Toperzer Margaret Tortoretti John Turk Stanley Usnarski Frank Whalen Eva White William White Thelma Winters Evangeline Woodfolk William Woodside Constantine Zapotoczky Fannie Zoldan
Junior Class History
It was a bright September morn when the class of “27" entered Farrell High School. The class was “new” and it “knew” little about the tricks of the upper classmen.
As a result of our ignorance the upper classmen started their initiation ceremony by cutting the hair of the boys of our class.
Our Freshman year ended with a picnic for the Sophomores at Buhl Park.
Our Sophomore year was one of hard study. We also took part in cutting the Freshmen’s hair.
The first and last event of the year was the Halloween Party.
Many of the boys and girls took part in Basket Ball.
After a much-needed vacation we returned as Juniors to Farrell High School.
Very few social functions were held this term due to the fact that our class was preparing for the Junior and Senior banquet which was an elaborate success.
Then too, our Junior play, to say the least, was a decided success. Our Junior year ended by bidding the Seniors goodbye and taking up the responsibility of Seniorship in Farrell High School.
Lois Ebert, '27.
34Sophomore Class Roll
Pauline Abrams Mary Antal Inez Armour Margaret Armstrong Rosabelle Austin Rocco Badalato Thomas Bechtold Walter Bernard Carl Billione Cecilia Bishop Josephine Blazavitch Margaret Blazavitch Ethel Bobby Ida Mae Brown Mary Burgoon Andy Burprich Elvira Caruso Nellie Christman Czeslarva Chrobak Mary Collechi Josephine Cousintine Sam Cozan Susan Danessa Geraldine Davis Joe DeLosso Elizabeth Driegan Ermilinda DeSilvio
Harold Duffee Mary Evans El ma Fisher Norbert Flaherty Elva Fleet Clare Flynn Steve Frankovitch Ellen Fritchman George Garfunkle Hilda Garfunkle Madeline Gaydosh Steve Geletka Oscar Gherardi Argelo Grande Ray Green Mary Gladish Mary Guist William Gunesch Wallace Heiges Edward Henning Anthony Hilinsky Edith Hitchings Carl Hoffman Edith Hogue Jacob Jessano John King
Roberta King Margaret Lazor Lillian Leinbcrger George Leunis Martin Liscio Del mas Llewellyn Harvey Lurie Martin Lurtz Powers Marshall Esther Martin Bessie Mason Sarah Mason Albert Maynard Martha Meyers Stephen Miller Grace Mixer Anna Moder Florence Morocco Victoria Morocco Victor Mrozek Willie Nathan Freda Newman Anna Novical Marie Palko John Pettinalo Marie Pilch Nellie Rainey
35if9 R E F L®ECTOR 2f6
Catherine Reese Harold Reese Harry Reese Susie Ritchie Mildred Roditch Edward Rosenberg Hannah Roth Leonard Roux Anna Salanti Mary Satlos Margaret Schwelling Carl Shenker Ada Short Mary Simko
Anna Skrtic Aline Smiley Margaret Smith Sophie Somogyi Priscilla Songer James Sparks Lawrence Stevenson Harriet Sturdy Florence Sullivan Mary Sumner Sam Taran Joe Tominovitch Joe Ulica John Waliga
Beatrice Ward James Watters Joe White Louise White Helen Weisen Mary Weisen Elizabeth Will Margaret Williams Vera Yankovich Rhea Ziegler James Zimmerman David Zoltan
Sophomore Class History
I he term opened in full swing, and all Sophomores enjoyed seeing the Freshies getting their turn at getting their hair cut.
The weiner roast was enjoyed by all those attending and things went on smoothly after that. By this time, all are used to the words, “one line please,” “no talking there,” and so forth.
At the second semester all hated to give up their classes, but after getting used to our new classes, everything went all right. After getting settled down we all looked forward to vacation time, for it is never unwelcome.
Basket Ball is a great center of opinions about this team and that one, and all Sophomores gave up the funny paper for the sporting page to get the inside dope. All look forward to the day when Farrell will get the cup.
All Sophomores look forward to the Sophomore-Freshmen picnic at Buhl Farm to round up the end of our Sophomore year.
Harvey Lurie, ’28.
37Freshman Class Roll
Anna Adams Estheri Adler Sanel Aicher Michael Amico Anna Andrews William Andrews Anna Andruskovitz Adam Andrusky Andy Andrusky Irene Antol Bernice Arkwright Ora Armour Leonard Baird Benedicta Baedroska Andrew Banjak Louis Basta Peter Bauer Bictoria Berkon Lillian Berkovitz Lucille Bernard Geraldine Bianco William Black
Harry Bleir Edward Bobby Jennie Bobby Christine Bobish Paul Bobish John Bogdan Anthony Branda Mary Bross Aline Brown Elizabeth Brown Martin Bruno Dorothy Burgoon Ethel Burok Elizabeth Cantelupe Rose Carine Alphonse Carpinsky Gladys Carrell William Carroll John Cervenak Margaret Chesmar Walter Chestnut Raymond Chiaverine
Sophia Christoff Wanda Chrobak Jessie Cominiti Gabril Dangdo Robert Darlington Nelly Del rich ie Oniel Drake Mary Drew Thomas Liberty Daniel Em rick John Fabian William Fair John Fecick Mary Ference Wendell Fish Paul Freebie Louis Galizia Mary Gardner Joe Gatzy Sydney Gelfand Felix Grande Viola Green
A PART OF THE FRESH IESTHE OTHER PART OF THE
FRESH IESif9 REFIj0ECTOR2f6
Isabelle Greenbaum Rose Green berger Veronica Grega Guy Gully Wilfred Gully Alfred Hardesty Anna Harenchar Dan Heagney Frieda Heizler Ernest Hilinsky Andrew Hnida Aline Hoffman Anna Holleck Caroline Horzsich Laura Housman John Hrick George Hurney Anna Jasinlevitz Henry Johnson Barney Kabakon Mike Karabenick Frieda Kerchenbaunt John Kerins Virginia Kerins Mike Klamer Rosella Klien Katie Kloos John Khika Mike Korpa Fred Krauss John Kruker Margaret Kudra Joe Kunich Mary Kustron Mildred Kutnak Alfred La Camera Mick Ladzevich Margaret Latsko Blodwen Lawrence William Lcnzi Hazel Lewis Mary Lichak
Joe Limpar Alice Logan Mary Luther Mary Madura Ed. Malson Wanda Markich Frank Markvich Mathew Matusack Mary McCallen George McCart ney Fred Weiss Anthony Mickniewicz Anna Mi hoc August Miller Stephen Miller Walter Meyers Peter Milojevich John Morar Susie Morocco Naomi Morgan John Morocco John Mrovck Catherine Munro Anes Nader Max Newman Henry Newman Nettie Neiman George Novakovi Katherine Ordish Agnes Palanti Albert Paladino Violet Pannuto George Papovitch Beatrice Patron Marco Penel George Perrine Margaret Phillips Anna Pin tar Anna Price Mary Province Dora Ra Dametovich Lincoln Rainey
Rose Rio Carmel Ritchie Elanor Root Joe Rosenberg W'alter Rosenberg Sophie Rybicka George Sabo George Sage Pete Salami Josephine Salay Joe Samarina Mary Samball Angeline Sarcinella Lucy Sarcinella Mildred Schermer Morriss Schermer John Schuster Alfred Schwartz Anna Sentilik Joe Serbich Grace Settle Bara Sener Joe Sherwood Herbert Simmonds Irma Smeen Franklin Snyder Sidney Solomon Rodney Sparks Rose Sprano Earnest Starks Josephine Stefanowicz Mary Stephanchak Theresa Stone George St rake Stella Strechansky Sophie Szatkowska Marion Truman Anna Urbanich Stella Usnarska Lorince Vaglica Clyde Vaughn William Wachter
41if9 REF USECTOR 2j
Nellie Wanic Helen Wansack Corrine Washington Clara Wasser John Weber
Sidney Weiss Mary Wetherstein Louis White George Wiley Alfred Wilkes
Helen Wooton Joe Yazvac. Myer Zukerman George Zurosky
Freshman Class History
The history of the class of ’29 is yet in its making. We entered Farrell High in the fall of '25 with 230 members on the roll. We were introduced to our various studies and teachers. The upper classmen thought that we should be initiated; consequently, every freshman boy received a hair cut from the unskilled hands of a student barber. Our boys took it in a sportsman like manner and were none the worse for it.
After we had received our schedules on the first day of school, we were dismissed. The following day we were all very nervous and thought the upper classmen were amusing themselves watching us. Many students lost their schedules, giving Mr. Stillings a lot of bother, but we soon became acquainted with our surroundings.
Some students forgot that they had entered High School to study and began to neglect their studies, but we soon relaized the importance of our books and began to make use of them.
The only event in our social life was a Hallowe’en party which was a very enjoyable affair.
Thus the class of ’29 has started on its four years work and we know that each member will be a loyal supporter of F. H. S.
Olive Huffman, ’29.
THE OTHER PART OF THE EIGHTH GRADEif 9 R E F L0ECTOR. zp
Eighth Grade Class Roll
Anthony Abraham Mildred Adler William Adler Josephine Aleska Veronica Ambrose Katherine Amos Andy Andrak Mary Andrews Stanley Andrukowicz Andy Bandyak Dominic Barber Fred Barber Mary Bartalan Paul Bator Bennie Bazilan Jacob Bazilan John Belcik Agnes Babo Albert Bobby Anna Bosick Evelyn Boyd Hazel Bracken Ruth Breene Anthony Buezo Martin Buezo Martin Burger Mathew Butoryac James Cagno Michael C'annone Julia Capson Patsy Capson Eurentine Carre Frank Carrine Clarence Carroll Frances Caterina Amelia Cervenak Fred Cervenak Anna Cheza Jerry Chiccarino Estella Christman Joe Chusoveria Paul Acara Tony Costonza Tony Crivello Rose Crivello Virginia Cromartic Elma Crump Nunzio D’Amico Emmanuel Day Anna Disko Robert Dolan Christopher Domingo Kenneth Douthit Margaret Dvoryak Eva Effer Katie Egercic Elanor Egolf Harry Elberty
Julya English Wade Flaherty Ed. Flynn Albert Fort Nancy Fowler William Gargano Delores Gatet Elizabeth Gatzy Mary Giletko Anna Gotch Mary Gracini Mary Grande Robert Grande Jack (iray Mary Gray Harry Greenberger Philip Griffith Mary Gross Wilmer Gross Dorthv Guffey Catherine Guist Delores Gully Martin Gunesch Clyde Guthrie Margaret Harenchar Joe I lay nick Leland Hazlett Genevive Hench Adele Henning Elinor Hillman George Henes Anna Hnida Joe Hnida Anna Hood John Hrvinak Mary Izzo Flora Jackson Charles Jamison John Jisko Louise Johnston Mike Kachick Agnes Kaliney Charles Kerins Helen Klamer Andy Komlos Helen Korpa Sophie Kosiorek Katherine Koshan Julius Kozar Lena Krivach Anna Kubyaka Mike Kuzel Catherine La Camera Josephine La Russa Julia Lazor.
Mataline Le Donne Nick Lichvar Garmer Lloyd
Helen Logan Frank Loria Hazel Lowe Emmet Lowry Emlyn Lucas John Lucas William Lurtz Andy Madura Helen Madura Anthony Magnotto Bert Malsom Mary Marenovitch Helen Martin Hilda Martini Mathilda Martini Agnes Matusick Ralph Maxwell Mary McBride Elizabeth McSepheny Evelyn Meachan Catherine Medvec Nathan Meyers Alberta Miller Lucy Monteson Anacetie Morocco Julia Morocca Mary Morocco Anna Marcko Victoria Murg Minnie Muscarella Morris Myers Anesa Nader Moses Nathan John Notar David Novakor Steve Novical John Ondich Sarah Orben Elizabeth Orendi Nellie Orlander Stella Ostrowski Anna Paczak Mary Paczak Sam Palmera John Pandza Olga Parcetic Angeline Pastore Regina Patron Floyd Paulitz Sam Perry Roddy Pesky Albert Pintar Nicholas Pintar Frank Pinti Fred Polangin Andy Popadak Michael Poranda
Vincent Province Mary Rocheff Anna Rakoci Tillie Reinnerth Joe Reo
Geraldine Robinson Monzella Robinson Edward Rogers Steve Rogan George Rogozan I sly Roqueplot Janice Rosenblum Jennie Rotel Raymond Royal Elizabeth Rudley Helen Rudley Fred Ruffo Antoncaktta Rupert Harriet Russo Victoria Russo Jack Sabo Anna Sackacs Carmalene Santell F-lsie Scanlon Jennie Scardina Mary Scardina Rose Scardina Joe Schell Emanuel Schermer Jennie Schuster
Harold Scowden Grace Shaffer Doris Sherwood Anna Simko Mary Skertic Anna Skubich Catherine Sara Vincent Sparano Helen Speizer Eva Stahl Herman Stahl John Staul Esther Stevenson Tilomena Strizzi Fannie Sumner Carmelo Taliano Victora Tatasea ('.race Tennant Dorthy Terry Minnie Theiss Clarence Thomas Harry Thomas Ruth Thomas William Thomas F'red Toliver John Tontsch Carl Torma Sam Toskin Mary Trop Florence Trow
Jack Troy Andy Turchin Mary Turosky Mike Turosky Louis Turzak Mary Uranich Steve Valetich Margaret Victor Albert Wachter Bertha Wachter Mary Waliga John Wanecek Stella Wazzinski Robert Wheeler Clarence Williams F21 liter Winters John Wonner Rita Wood Erma Woodside Bertha Yambreck Louis Yersky Mike Yonak Ermind Zambelli Sara Zavgari Elizabeth Zapotoczky Feliz Zappa George Zipay
Eighth Grade Class History
Eighth grades usually haven’t much history, and this class is no exception. Although rather green and bashful when we landed in Farrell High School, we have gradually overcome our retiring and bashful ways.
The faculty soon became acquainted with us and with their aid we soon found our proper places in the classroom. Our guidance and activities teachers tried to aid us in finding our proper niches in life.
Ye were introduced to politics when our activity teacher held election for officers of our activities class.
Our introduction to social life was merely a drop in the bucket, for our only activities were a puppy (weiner) roast and a Hallowe’en party. Our teachers showed us how to really enjoy ourselves, our roast and party ended as a huge success.
Although we did not contribute men to our football and basketball teams, we gave them the best of support at cheer practices and games.
Our history shall grow fuller every year and when the doors of Farrell High School have closed behind us forever, our successors shall say of us, “And what others dared to dream of; they dared to do.” Robert L. Wheeler
The Seventh Grade
Florence Adler Mary Aicher Santo Aiello Ela Alexander Carl Andrews Helen Andrews James Andrew George Andrusky John Baker
George Ballich George Baran John Bartolon Mike Berkovich Arthur Berkovitz Pete Billione Rose Bleier Harold Bobby Mike Bobish
Julia Bogdan Jennie Bonadia Marie Bonelli Rocko Bonourio Milton Bracken Alberta Bralka Mike Berkos Anna Branda Isabelle Brown
47The Seventh Grade
William Brown Marie Brunet Steve Budanka Winfred Burke Martha Burns Rannie Burt John Butchko
Philip Cagigas Endyn Campbell Joe Cantelupe Viola Capitol Evangaline Capute Alfred Caputo Mildred Caputo
Marie Carlos Nancy Cassaccia Fred Ceslak Rose Ceslak Waldo Cervenvak l.eona Chaussard Dolores Chedik
48ip REFLfECTOR t
Helen Cheza Joe Chintilla George Chislom Victoria Cioca Elsie Clark Cornell Coastor Dominic Colongelo Anna Costanza James Caminitti James Crawford Mazie Crowder Jerry Danessa Philip Delise Danny De Martino Clarence Dickman Paul Digan Arthur Doddato Alvin Douglas Fred Douglas Rosebud Drake Margaret Duleba Ellen Dvoryak Mary Dzurinda Mickey Dzurinda Edward Eberling Frank Egercic Raymond Eglof Joe Eisenberg Julius Ellis Steve Ellis Mannie English Mary English Janice Epstien Minnie Epstien Andrew Evans Thelma Fair George Fere nee Lee Ferrell Cae Fisher Oscar Flaherty Mathilda Fleischer Thomas Frew Ben Friedman Susie Fryalka Gertrude Galizia Mildred Garfunkle Anna Geletki Catherine Geletka Rose Gelfand John Gibel Mike Giroski John Gojceta
Bertha Goleb Mike Gotch Mary Grande Ruth Grate Trissa Greco Alice Grien Henry Gunesch Paul Harakol Margaret Havrilla Bernade Heagney William Henning Frank Hen rich Stella Henrich Anthony Herster Henry Hilliker Mary Hlass Steve Hodal Helen Hornyak Anna Hurney Lena Incerto Wilma Ingram Madeline Jackson William Jackson Leona Janssen Mildred Jellet Helen Jesko Estelle Johnston Anthony Joseph Andrew Kechko Steve Keryon Helen Key Thomas Kloos Mike Klotz Mike Kohine Anna Kolisar Mildred Kolundyia John Korpa Helen Koshan Andy Kubyka Dorthy Kudelko Pauline Kutnak Helen Papadat Margaret Lasek Marie Latinch John Laurence Josephine Lavezzario Merie Levine Peter Leyshock Frank Lichak John Lixcok Mike Lucsio Luther Low
Ethel Madura Guli Marino Martin Marinoff Steve Marinovitch Mildred Marko Julia Marshall Helen Martin Jenny Martin Helen Martini Phililip Mason Tressa Mason Lewis Mastrain Helen Matonin Iriva McClearn Bernard McCludky Robert McDonald Jack McHugh Chas. Meyers John Michko Helen Mikor Helen Milakovich Frank Mikulin Siva Milkovitch George Miller Helen Miller Katheryn Miller George Misinav Jessie Mitchell Rose Mitchell Eva Molnar Joe Monaco Frank Montinera Vincent Montinera Joe Morar Alfred Morgan James Moracco Oren Morrison Mike Murko Joe Myseak Margaret Nagy Anthony Namey Mildred Neely Russell Neely Pete Nicoloff Steve Opalonik Anna Paczak Florence Paldino Cecilis Palmer Harry Palmer Myers Parker John Paulitz Anthony Paundra
Helen Perica Grace Perry Paul Peterson Rose Petras Rose Petrila Alice Phillips William Phillips Romalo Pisegna John Popodak Thomas Pott Alta Quaterson Mike Rakoci Anna Rathy Mary Rathy Rose Reda Katie Repas Mike Repas Elsie Rickenbrode John Rimko Anna Robieh Novella Robinson Alice Roditch Albert Rongo Andrew Root Rachel Roqueplot Isadore Rosenberg Lilly Rosenberg M ary Roskos Anthony Russo Mathew Ruttinger Louis Sakonv Mary Salance Steve Samboll L. J. Samuels Norbert Santell Bernadine Sarcinella Florence Sarcinella Lillian Sarcinella Patty Saunder Sam Savack Frank Schell Lillian Scott Frank Scott John Schermer
McKee Scott Helen Seaman Mary Serb Katie Sever Joe Sevich Pauline Shenker John Siciu Catherine Smith Elanor Smith Jessie Smith Jennie Smith Norma Snyder Bernard Songer Mary Sperano Joe Squatrita Mary Stanko Godfrey Stick Louis Stefonak Bernice Stewart George Stewart Mary Stefinger Mildred Strechansky Frank Stowkowiki Bessie Struck William Struck John Subasich Andy Suozina Walter Supel Helen Szabo John Szabo Moran Tanner August Teleky John Thiel Joe Thiel Helen Thomas Grace Thormton John Timko Stella Tolomenia Joe Tomich Cicylia Tomezak William Tontsch Joe Toskin Chas. Torperzer Mary Trier
Helen Turchan Margaret Turk Mary Udrich Frances Uirbanich Nick Crosena Dan Vallis Joe Vavrick Julius Vavrich Frank Vicozi Frank Vuchovic Mary Vudomiska Andy Waliga Mike Wavsack Lucille Washington Trissa Weber George Wetherstien Marv Whalie Mike Whalie, Jr. Dominic White Richard White Ronald Wiley Ed. Williams Lula Belle Williams Andrew Wilson Franklin Wilson Ed. Winslow Wm. Weujica Leo Yambrick Catherine Yankovich Peter Yannissee Thomas Yazovac Steve Yelius Veronica Yonek Carmelena Zaccarilla Jennie Zarella Josephine Zarella Chas. Zeigler Frank Zimmerman Rose Zoldan Daniel Zolimier Joe Zolton
50The Seventh Grade
History of the Class of ’31
For all great things there must be a beginning—hence on the morning of August 31, 1925, we, the class of 1931, made our way toward the harrell High School to begin our career as Junior High School pupils.
We were a quiet crowd of youngsters, but we all possessed a degree of greenishness. Even if we were green, we didn’t act so stupidly but seemed rather troubled about the correct attitude towards our future teachers and associates.
Many of us had a desire to meet Superintendent Robb, and Professor Stillings. They are men to be held in awe, never to be laughed at. However, we soon discovered that our interests are their interests and that their task to lead us through the dangers which beset the paths of the studious is by no means an easy task.
We have not spent much time along social lines, but the time spent on our study has more than made up for it.
We hope that when we leave this institution of learning forever, we shall leave behind us on “sands of time" a good reputation and the knowledge that we have been loyal and faithful to our High School.
Norma Snyder, ’31.
“THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING”
Senior Midyear Play........ By John Emerson and Anita Loos
“The Whole Town’s Talking,” is a farce comedy in three acts. The plot centers around Mr. Simmons who is trying to marry his daughter Ethel to his business partner Chet Binney. Chet is a timid, bashful little bachelor. Ethel has been to Chicago and there she met Roger Shields, a rich man’s son, who has taken quite a liking to her. As soon as she returns home Chet proposes to her. She refuses saying, “Her husband must be one who has sown his wild oats.” In order to prove that Chet has sown his wild oats, Mr. Simmons purchases a picture of the leading movie actress Letty Lythe. He shows this picture to Ethel and confidentially tells her that Letty is one of Chet’s old sweethearts whom he had met in Hollywood. Ethel immediately falls in love wath Chet and “The Whole Town Talks.”
ACT II AND III
Lgtty Lythe comes to town to appear personally on the stage. Her manager, Donald Swift, happens to hear of this affair of Chet’s with Letty and since, he is very jealous. He goes to the Simmons home and causes quite a commotion. Finally the truth was told and everyone is happy.
Mary Davis and Anna Ruby________
Harry Housman and Glenn Gottschalk
Gladys Wiley..................... —
Vocal Duet . Vocal Solo Violin Solo Violin Duet Piano Solo Vocal Solo
Henry Simmons—A manufacturer-----
Harriett Simmons—His Wife.- -----
Ethel Simmons His Daughter. --
Chester Binney—Simmon’s Partner.
Letty Lythe—Motion Picture Star--
Donald Swift—Motion Pitcure Director
Roger Shield—Rich Man's Son
Lila Wilson. Sally Otis—Friends of Ethel
Taxi Driver........... —
_____________________ Elias Gojdics
____ Mildred Sarcinella
Anita Rosenberg .. George Henderson
_____ tames Carine
Gwendolyn Husband, Ruth Prosser
_____________ Sara Tolatsko
....................... Joe Geletka
___•______________ Edna Short
Girls—Grace Smith, Margaret Cantelupe, Margaret Stillstrom, Ruth Davis Place—The Simmon’s Home in Sandusky, Ohio.
Senior Play ACT I
Professor Relyea, a scientist, has worked for many years to discover an Elixir whose properties will restore youth to the aged. He is assisted in his labors by Phil, a young student in love with Sylvia, the daughter of the Professor. Mrs. Wellsmiller is the Professor’s sister who keeps his home in order and Sylvia in idleness. Due to financial troubles the Professor is quite willing Sylvia should marry General Henry Burbeck, an old man. Sylvia objects on account of the General's age, and her father proposes to restore the youth of her suitor. The Elixir has been tried out on Mrs. Viverts dog with apparent success. The General’s daughter-in-law arrives just prior to his imbibing the Elixir, and presents him with an infant grandchild. The General’s disappearance is linked up with the arrival of Marcella’s baby.
The Professor seeks Judge Sanderson’s advice after his apparent success in transforming the General. Little hope of evading legal complications is given the guilty scientists. The Judge wants ten thousand dollars as a fee and this sum the Professor had hoped to use in liquidating a debt. Before drinking the Elixir, the General has left the check, but unsigned. The General had also phoned the Sheriff to take his unwelcome Mexican daughter-in-law and her baby away. The Sheriff thinks he is to watch Phil and the Professor. Mrs. Vivert brings her baby in for Sylvia to tend and leaves us an account of two babies and no General, who has been accepted by Sylvia, thoroughly disgusted with Phil.
The second baby is thought to be the youthful Sylvia and the two babies the result of science. When Phil and the Professor see Sylvia and the General they think them ghosts and only' after convincing contact is Phil persuaded
of Sylvia’s lovely reality.
Professor Frederick Relyea John Strizzi
M rs. Wellsmiller (“Auntie”) his sister ... Ethel Newman
Sylvia Relyea, his daughter ...Elizabeth Morar
Philip Stanton, his assistant................................ Leo James
General Henry- Burbeck........................................... Frank Pintar
Marcella Burbeck, his daughter-in-law Alice Pascone
Mrs. Vivert, a neighbor ....................................... Freda Burprich
Mrs. Hendreson, her mother Mary Rakoci
Lucille Norton, a neighbor.................................... Joanna Klein
Judge Sanderson.............................................. Harry Housman
Sheriff Johnson.........................................................George Bogdan
Deputy Sheriff Stoker ..........................................George Banish
Scene—Doctor Relvea’s Home, Coshocton, Indiana
Act I —Eleven o’clock in the morning.
Act II —One o’clock that afternoon.
Act III—Eight o’clock that evening.
53“AM I INTRUDING?”
The Junior play given on the 26th of March 1926, was a success. It was largely attended by the student body and those who were interested in the progress of the High School. The name of the play was, “Am I Intruding?”
“Am I Intruding?”, is a thoroughly modern comedy causing laughter galore, based on a mystery plot that holds the attention from start to finish. The action hinges around the efforts of Horace Vare, a wealthy business man, to keep from being frozen out of the Bluebird Motor Corporation, in which he is a heavy stockholder. Blair Hoover, an adventurer, acquires some notes of Vare’s when the latter is short of cash, and threatens to ruin him unless he will sell his Bluebird stock at a low figure.
Jerry Nays, son of an old friend of Vare’s is the hero, coming to the rescue, saving Vare’s stock, changing Vare’s entire future, and later winning the love of Vare’s eldest daughter, Marjory. The Cast was as follows:
Mrs. Hastings—Vare’s Housekeeper Suzanne Iletra
Blair Hoover—An Adventurer............................ Joseph Vance
Earnest Rathburn—Jane’s Secretary... Mike Papay
Marjory Vare—Elder Daughter Mildred Morris
Dickie Waldron—A Romanticist....................... Thomas Di Silvio
Mona—French Maid................................. Bertha Muchuga
Horace Vare—Father John Low
Violet Vare—Younger Daughter Genevieve Heagney
Peter—Devoted to Vi................................... Wm. Wood side
Dora—Friend of Vi’s..................................Margaret Monroe
Gerald Mays—Jerry from Sage Creek Andrew Thomas
Jane—Vare’s Niece...............................................Emma Wachterif9 REFl_jpECTOR2|6
“A SOUTHERN CINDERELLA”
A Comedy Drama By Waller Ben Hare
Presented By The Commercial Club
Miss Rosie Winterberry..... .........
Miss Johnnie Bell Randolph
Katherine Hawke ........
Mammy Judy Johnson ....
Place—A Southern Home
Twenty years before the opening of the play, Madame Chartiers, an old southern aristocrat, banishes her only child from her home because of an unsuited marriage. She remains broken-hearted all the years, but blindly held in check by the Chartiers pride. Her daughter dies in poverty, leaving her only child, Enid Ballamy, to eke out her living in the cotton mills. An old friend of her mother’s and a settlement worker, Miss Rosie Winterberry, finds her fainting at the loom. She takes her away and determines to appeal to Madame Chartiers in behalf of her own grandchild. Madame has become an invalid and is completely under the influence of her nurse, an unprincipled English woman. Madame makes a will leaving her entire fortune to the nurse and her sister. Madame refuses to allow Enid to come to the house, but the sight of her grandchild’s suffering softens her heart, the little white room is opened for the first time in twenty years and Enid conies home. Mammy Judy, the servant, decides to get married, and Miss Winterberry and Enid attend the wedding, much to the disgust of Caroline Hawke. Madame determines to make a new will in favor of her grandchild, and summons Mr. Deems to draw up the document. The will is made, the nurse and her sister are the witnesses, Katherine Hawke (the nurse) secures the new will and determines to burn iti Mammy Judy returns from the church in a towering rage, having been deserted at the altar by the prospective groom. She has the wedding license and by a mistake the nurse gets this and burns it thinking that it is the new will. Madame dies and as the new will cannot be found, the nurse and her sister are declared the heirs. They vainly try to enter society and treat Enid the real heiress, like a common servant. On the night of the inaugural ball, two years after the death of Madame, Mammy Judy finds the will and the Southern Cinderella comes into her own.
Hazel Stewart . Elizabeth Morar
... Clara Berger
... Gladys Wiley
Amid the cheers, and joyous tears,
And thousands of exaltations;
We’ll alway’s hear that famous cry,
Like from the throats of thirty nations;
Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi!
We beat Sharon Hi the other night,
A victory most astounding.
The boys, fought with all their might,
A victory most outstanding.
We’ll beat Sharon Hi another night,
For the boys will fight with all their might!
We’ll beat Sharon Hi another night!
And when we win we ll shout and cry,
Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi!
Then let us give three rousing cheers,
For our grand, glorious team—
Sharon! Oh waken from your slumber;
You’ve been beaten down and up,
You know we’ve got your number!
And you know right well we’ll get that cup.
Then let us cheer and shout and cry;
For our grand team victorious!
Three rousing cheers and one grand cry,
For old Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi! Farrell Hi!
FOOTBALL SQUADif9 REFL@ECTOR2|6
Football in Farrell High School
After weeks of hard practice on the new football field on Park Avenue, Coach Ganaposki announced that his warriors were ready for their first game. Farrell High School opposed the Alumni in the first game of the year and the outcome was quite surprising. Who would have thought that after Stacey, Sarcinella, Gagliardo and all the rest of the Farrell High School idols had graduated that Farrell could put out a team although light and young in experience, but as good as, or, I might say better than former football teams of the School. Before the game, most of the “dope” was in favor of the Graduates. The "dope” was based on the fact that the Alumni had a heavier and much more experienced team than the High School team. But this gossip did not daunt Coach Ganaposki. He spoke to his players and told them that with a little fight and grit they could beat the Alumni. He kept the team “pepped” continually until the start of the game.
The game was started at 3 o’clock, October 10, 1925. A hard game was fought that day and the way our team smashed into the line of the Alumni was a pleasure to see, for they smashed into it with vim. The High School varsity kept playing the Alumni for all they were worth, but the Alumni proved a strong opponent. For in three quarters, they could not come close to a touchdown. The Alumni was in the same plight but in the third quarter, Armour of the varsity squad threw a pass to Moskovitz which Sarcinella of the Alumni team intercepted and ran thirty yards for a touchdown. You may think this would dishearten our players, but it did not. For when the Alumni failed to make the try for a point, the varsity decided to get to work and get a touchdown. In the fourth quarter the High School team began to get serious. They worked the ball and worked it until they came to prospective territory. Here they were forced to give the ball to the Alumni. The Alumni failed to gain ground and the varsity regained the ball. They charged the ball to the ten yard line and here again the Alumni tightened up and held us. They took the ball and tried to kick out of dangerous territory but Thomas Disilvio, the varsity’s captain, blocked the punt, fell on it in back of the goal netting the Farrell varsity a touchdown. They failed for the extra point. At this point the referee blew the final whistle.
1 Q. 2Q. 3Q. 4Q.
The score: F. H. S. 0 0 6 0
F. H. A. 0 0 0 6
FARRELL AT SHARPSYILLE On October 24, Farrell High School played Sharpsville High School. The game was well played by both sides but Farrell seemed to have the harder plunging team. Sharpsville was bewildered by the assult of their opponents and Farrell seeing this, worked harder. Farrell made more first downs than Sharpsville and in almost every way they outplayed them, but as Lady Luck would have it, we lost. In the second quarter Sharpsville sent in a fresh substitute and sent him with the ball on an end run which nettled Sharpsville a touchdown. They failed to get the extra point. In the third quarter Farrell
59ip R E F L@ECTOR 46
outplayed their opponents but failed to score. In the fourth quarter almost at the end of the game, Armour threw a forward pass which Sharpsville intercepted on the Farrell thirty yard line, finally netting them a second touchdown. They failed to make the try for a point.
The score at the end of the game:
1 Q- 2Q. 3Q. 4Q. F'inal Score
F. H. S 0 0 0 0 0
S. H.S. .. 0 6 0 6 12
NEWTON FALLS AT FARRELL
On October 17, Newton Falls accepted an invitation to play Farrell here. The two teams were evenly matched as to size but the spectators gave Farrell the edge. Newton F'alls put up a good fight but they lost by the score of 20-0. Newton Falls could not hold Farrell back for the home team seemed to be in form. The field was muddy and many fumbles were made. Farrell managed to get a touchdown in the first, second and fourth quarters. They made two tries for a point; looking at the game from all angles, Farrell had the harder fighting team.
1 Q. 2 Q- 3Q. 4Q. Final Score
F. H. S 6 7 0 7 20
N. F 0 0 0 0 0
GREENVILLE AT FARRELL
October 31st came into the world with a good rain which made the football field nicp and muddy. Farrell played Greenville here on that day. The game was started with players on opposite teams wearing different colored jerseys But not five minutes elapsed before both teams had on the same colored suits of muddy clothes. It was hard to distinguish between the two teams. The only way that we could judge which was F'arrell or which was Greenville was by the difference in size of the two teams. F'arrell had a much smaller team than Greenville. The mud was more or less a handicap to both teams, especially F'arrell for their team is very light. Thus Farrell High School lost this game by the score of 18-0. Our home team fought their hardest but Greenville fought harder; this amplified by the wonderful charging of Greenville’s flashy fullback, Diffenderfer, proved too great an assault on Farrell. Although the game was lost F'arrell did well and we should give them credit.
1 Q. 2 Q. 3Q. 4Q. F'inal Score
F. H. S. 0 0 0 0 0
G. H. S. 6 6 6 0 18
FARRELL AT LEETONIA
On November 7th F'arrell played Leetonia there. The field on this day was soft and slushy, and the day was very dusky. This was Farrell's first out of the county game of the year; the reaction of Farrell’s “green” players seemed to one of wondering timidness. They went there to fight. They did fight. And they did their best to get a touchdown but failed. Leetonia on the other hand was calm and looked on us as just another team to test on their field. They
fought timidly at first for they seemed to be afraid of Farrell but they shook off their fear and made two touchdowns and one try for point before the first quarter was over. In the last three quarters the coach sent in the regulars who held Leetonia scoreless. But it was too late for they failed to score themselves. Farrell lost this game by the score of 13-0. This was the last game of the season and it was “tough” that we didn’t win it.
1 Q- 2Q. 3 Q. 4Q. Final Score
F. H. S. 0 0 0 0 0
L. H. S 13 0 0 0 13
Players and Positions of F.H.S. Players
1st Team Nickname Position 2nd Team Nickname
Tom I)i Silvio (T. D. S.) Tackle, Captain Hillkirk (Sunny)
A. Bernard ... (Barney) End Paul Simko (Polly)
W. Bernard .. (Walt) Half Back George Bogdan (Bogie)
Joe White (Whitey) Guard Leunis (Looney)
Grande ...(Seed) Guard Sam Taran (Torny)
Joe Tominovich .. (Joie) Full Back John Low (Low)
Kevin Burns (Kevy) Half Back Hrcik (Hrity)
D. Armour (Do) Quarter Back J. LaCamera (Kemer)
Joe Vance (Pippy) Tackle Newton (Ham)
Paul Moskovitz (Moskev) End Guy Newton (Newt)
Mike Turchan (Turchy) Center Herbert Simons (Herb)
By F. Grande.
Front Row—BERNARD, Guard: P. SIMKO. Forward; CAPT. P. MOSKOV1TZ. Guard; J. TOM INOVITCH. Center: ABERNARD, Forward. Back Row—COACH GANAPOSKI, A. PHILLIPS, J. LaCAMERA. A. HILLKIRK. K. BURNS, J. LIMPAR, W. PRICE. Managerif9 REFL ECTOR2|6
Basket Ball Review
The basket ball season of 1925-1926 was one of the most successful ever enjoyed by our high school, not only from the playing standpoint, but also from the financial standpoint, We were very fortunate to have at every one of our home games at least a thousand people.
Our team is Mercer County champions of 1926, made so by winning the eleventh annual tournament held at Grove City, the second week in March. VVe had the best pre-tournament record of any school in the County. Farrell's winning gave the school having the best season record the championship for the first time in recent history. In other years is seemed to be the rule that the poorest team before the tournament was the best in the play off. During the season, the Farrell lads won 15 out of a possible 20 games played. We were not once defeated on our home floor by an opposing team. One of the games lost was dropped to Sharon, the only team in the county to defeat us, every other game was won both at home and away. With Simko, Phillips, Burns, Tominovitch and I.impar back with us next year, we hope to have a team similar to the one put out this year.
VVE OPEN OUR BASKET BALL SEASON WITH A WIN FROM MONACO
Although the boys have been at practice for only a few days, they won their first scholastic victory by defeating Monaco with a score 20-18.
Simke________________________ F........... -. Mateer
A. Bernard................... F__________________Ford
Moskovitz (c)________________ C._______________ Deitrick
V. Bernard.................. G............... .Dickson
Field Goals—Simke 3; V. Bernard 3; Moskovitz 1; A. Bernard I; Deitrick 3; Mateer 3 Ford, 1.
Foul Goals—Simke, 2-4; A. Bernard, 1-2; Moskovitz, 1-1; Mateer, 2-4; Deitrick, 2-2.
AGAIN WE WIN FROM MONACO, ONLY TO WALLOP THEM THIS TIME
We played a return game with Monaco on a foreign floor; we seemed to know the floor better than they did. We allowed them a single goal in the first quarter, and won with a score 20-8.
Simke. . F Mateer
A. Bernard ... F
W. Bernard. . G
Tominovitch G . Messle
Substitutions -Phillips, Burns, Hricik, Kaller, Smith.
F'ield Goals—Burns, V. Bernard, A. Bernard, Moskovitz, Tominovitch, Mateer.
P'oul Goals—A. Bernard, 4-4; Moskovitz, 4-4; Phillips, 1-1; W. Bernard, 1-2; Mateer, 3-5; Ford, 3-4.
63WE DROP A TOUGH ONE TO OUR ALUMNI
As has been the custom for the past two years, we lose to our Alumni by a margin of one point, 23-22.
Simko. - - F
A. Barnard _.F ........... Lewis
W. Bernard ...G... .Lyons
Tominovitch G Kudra
Field Goals—Simko, 2; A. Bernard. 2; Phillips, 1; Moskovitz, 1; Lewis, 4; Kudra, 2; Sar cenilla, 2; Lyons, 1.
Foul Goals—Moskovitz, 4-7; A. Bernard, 4-7; W. Bernard, 1-1; Simke, 1-1.
WE BEAT ERIE CENTRAL
We won our third scholastic game when we defeated the fast Erie Central team with a score of 26-19. We lead the first half, lost out at the third quarter, but regained the lead at the end of the game.
Farrell—26 Erie Central—19
Simko. F . ...
A. Bernard F
Tominovitch _.G Weindorph
Substitutions—Phillips, W. Bernard, Fedminger.
Field Goals—W Bernard. 3; Moskovitz. 3; Simke. 2; Tominovitch 1: Ross. 4: Rowley, 2; Randolph. 2; Fedeminger, 1.
Foul Goals—Moskovitz, 5-9; Simke, 1-4; A. Bernard, 1-2; Burns, 1-1; Randolph, 1-4;
WE DROP A TOUGH ONE TO SOUTH HIGH
We lost our first scholastic game to South High on their floor; although the boys were not accustomed to playing football on a hard floor, they lead until the last minute when they were
nosed out with a score of 21-26.
A. Bernard____ F_..... . __ Lawson
Moskovitz_______ ________________C._._.............. ..Murphy
W. Bernard...........—........... G___________________Fesler
Tominovitch...................... _G__________________ Ranage
Substitutions—Hoffer, Scholl, Collins.
Field Goals—W. Bernard, 3; A. Bernard, 3; Moskovitz, 2; Simko, 2; Fesler, 3; Bailey, 3; Hoffer, 2; Lawson. 1; Murphy, 2.
Foul Goals—Tominovitch. 1-2; Fesler, 2-3; Bailey, 1-2; Collins, 1-1.
WE WIN A TOUGH ONE
Meadville proved to be a hard team to beat, they trailed behind until the third quarter when they forced their way into the lead. There was still forty seconds to play when they wereip R.EFLj§|ECTOR_zp
leading by three points, the game ended at a tie, 17 all. We scored three fouls in the extra period, winning with a score of 20-17.
A. Bernard....................... F________________ .Dennison
Moskovitz________________________ C................... Wescott
W. Bernard-----------------------G........._.......... Anselme
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 2: Moskovitz, 1; Leonard, 3; Dennison, 2; Wescott, 2.
Foul Goals—Simko, 4-4; Moskovitz, 3-3; A. Bernard, 3-5; W. Bernard, 2-2; Wescott, 1-2; Anselme, 1:2; Knapp, 1-2.
MERCER IS EASY
Mercer was no match for the varsity, so the credit was given to the substitutions who handed
the county seat boys a defeat with a score of 27-21.
A. Bernard....................... F..............._J. Broadbent
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 5; Phillips, 3; Tominovitch, 1; Burns, 1; I. Broadbent, 5; Blatt, 3; Rhodes, 1.
Foul Goals—A. Bernard, 6-8; Phillips, 1-4; Broadbent, 2:9; Bartee, 1-1;
WE WIN FIRST VALLEY GAME
As has been the custom for the past years, we defeat Sharpsville on their floor with a score of 16-12.
VV. Bernard Tominovitch Substitutions—
Field Goals—Simko, 4; Moskovitz. 1; McNerney, 2; Schmidt, l;Cusick, l;Tinneymyre, 1. Foul Goals—A. Bernard, 2-5; VV. Bernard, 2-2; Schmidt, 1-3; Cusick, 1-1;
WE BEAT SHARON, RAH-RAH-RAH
In the first game of the two game series with Sharon, we emerged victorious with a score of 20-14, on our own floor, The factor that brought us forward, was the wonderful foul shooting of Farrell. Making 10 out of a possible 12.
A. Bernard. ... . F ..
VV. Bernard G. .
Substitutions—Tominovitch, Pierson, Sowers.
Field Goals—Simko, 3; Moskovitz, 1; W. Bernard, 1; Pearlman, 3; Tarr, 2; Martin 1. Foul Goals—Moskovitz, 5-5; Simko, 3-4; W. Bernard, 2-4; Elliott, 1-1; Martin. 1-1.
WE WIN ANOTHER
We defeat the Polish College team with a score of 29-25. The game was won by hard playing. The Polish team led the first half but lost out when our boys forced their way to the front and won by four points.
Farrell—29 Polish College—25
Simko . F.
A. Bernard F Sadlowski
Tominovitch . - C Miller
W. Bernard G
Moskovitz... ... __G Miska
Substitutions—Burns, Phillips, Galica.
Field Goals—Simko, 4; Moskovitz, 3; W. Bernard, 2; Phillips, 2; Burns, 1; Furtek, 6; Sadlow-ski, 3; Miller, 3.
Foul Goals—W. Bernard, 3-3; Simko, 1-4; Phillips, 1-1; Miller, 1-2.
WE WIN AN EASY ONE
We did not use much of our energy to beat Grove City, the College lads put up a game fight but were lost by the fast playing of our boys. We ran the socre to 27-7 winning by twenty points.
Farrell—27 Grove City—7
Phillips .... . F Murray, J.
A. Bernard F
Tominovitch C .. Campbell
Burns G -Negri
Moskovitz G Murray, D.
Substitutions—Simko, Limpar, Faulls, Keck, Bohlander.
Field Goals—Simko, 1; Moskovitz, 3; A. Bernard, 2; Phillips, 3; Smith, 1.
Foul Goals—Moskovitz, 5-7; Phillips, 3-3; A. Bernard 1-4; Keck, 3-3; J. Murray, 1-1; Campbell, 2-2.
WE DROP ONE TO MEADVILLE
Although we led the first part of the game, we were forced to taste defeat when we were defeated by four points, the score being 30-26. During the last two minutes of play, Farrell scored more points than in any quarter. The Meadville team was lost as the game ended.
Phillips. F .- - Leonard
A. R rnarH F Dennison
Burns.. .. C..
Moskovitz. Substitutions—Simko, W. Bernard. G Knapp
Field Goals—Moskovitz, 4; Simko, 3; A. Bernard. 1; Leonard, 6; Knapp, 3; Dennison, 3. Foul Goals—Phillips, 3-5; Moskovitz, 3-3; W. Bernard, 2-4; A. Bernard, 2-2; Leonard, 4-5; Dennison, 1-4; Knapp, 1-1.
AGAIN WE DEFEAT SIIARPSVILLE
For the second time this year we beat Sharpsville. This time on our own floor by a close score of 18-15. The Sharpsvilleites awoke at the last two minutes, to find themselves lagging behind five points. They scored two more points as the game ended.
Farrell—18 Simko. __F Sharpsville—15
A. Bernard F Clary
W. Bernard . G
GC11'9 REF ELECTOR 4
Substitutions—Tominovitch, Phillips, McNerney.
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 2; Moskovitz, 2; Simko, 1; Clary, 3; Schmidth, 2.
Foul Goals—Simko, 5-8; W. Bernard, 1-1; Burns, 1-1; Moskovitz, 1-2; Schmidth, 2-3; McNerney, 1-2; Tinneymyre, 1-1.
erie central avenges
Erie Central evens their defeat in the early part of the season, by handing us a defeat, with a score of 38-15. The worst trimming given to us this year.
Farrell—15 P ie Central—38
Simko. . F
A. Bernard . _ F_
Tominovitch . C
W. Bernard G
Moskovitz Substitutions—Burns, Phillips. G
Field Goals—A. Bernard. 3; VV. Bernard. 1: Moskovitz, 1; Phillips, 1: Nash. 4; Rowley. 4; Felbinger, 3; Doyle, 2; Ross, 3.
Foul Goals—Moskovitz, 3-4; Nash, 3-4; Ross, 1-2; Rowley, 1-2.
WE DROP ONE TO NEW WILMINGTON
On account of our regulars being absent, the subs were shifted into the line-up. Although the team did not lead, they followed the score very closely. The game ended with a score of 21-15 with New Wilmington ahead.
Farrell—15 New Wilmington—21
Phillips F Pembertv
LaCamera. F Thomas
Tominovitch C Clark
Burns . ... G
l.impar G McClintock
Field Goals—Phillips, 3; LaCamera, 1; Thomas, 3; Clark, 1; McClintock, 1.
Foul Goals—Phillips, 5-7; Tominovitch, 1-1; Burns, 1-1; Clark, 3-5; Pemberty, 3-4; Thomas,
WE WIN FIRST PLACE BY DEFEATING GREENVILLE
We defeated Greenville with a score of 24-21, breaking the tie for first place. Giving us the honor of leading the County. The game was fast and close, but the Farrell lads were entirely
too much for the Penn High team.
A. Bernard........................F____________________ Dorwart
W. Bernard......................._G___________________. McClurg
Substitutions—Phillips, Williams, Gardner.
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 3; Moskovitz, 2; Simko, 2; Best, 2; Dorwart, 2; Gibson, 2; Mertz, 1; Williams, 1;
Foul Goals—Simko, 5-6; W. Bernard, 3-3; Moskovitz. 2-3; Dorwart, 2-2; Best, 1-2; Gibson,
WE EVEN AFFAIRS WITH NEW WILMINGTON
With our regular line-up on the court, we even things a bit by handing New Wilmington a defeat with score of 26-16.
Farrell—26 New Wilmington—16
ECTOR 2 Yb
Substitutions—Siniko, A. Bernard, Moskovitz, Tominovitch, W. Bernard, Herriot, J. Thomas. Field Goals—Simko. 5; Moskovitz, 2; W. Thomas, 3; Clark, 1; McClintock, 2;
Foul Goals—A. Bernard, 4-6; Moskovitz, 4-7; Simko, 2-3; Burns, 1-1; Phillips, 1-1; Clark 2-3; Thomas, 1-2; Pemberty, 1-1.
WHEW, WE SWAMP MERCER 36-8
We beat Mercer as bad as ever on their own floor by 24 points. They were entirely out of our class. We seemed to know the floor better than they did themselves.
A. Bernard_______________________F_______________J. Broadbent
W. Bernard_______________________G_______________ Richardson
Substitutions—Phillips, LaCamera, Hilkirk, Maisky, V'ath.
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 7; Simko, 5; W. Bernard, 1; Phillips, 1; J. Broadbent, 1; Vath, 1; Black, 1.
Foul Goals—Simko, 2-2; Moskovitz, 1-4; W. Bernard, 1-3; J. Breadbent, 1-3; Vath, 1-1.
AGAIN WE DEFEAT GROVE CITY 23-12
For the second time this year we beat Grove City; this time on her own floor. The College bovs put up their usual fight but were soon overtaken by our team; the game ended with a score of '23-12.
Farrell 23 Grove City—12
1 Simko-----------------------------F____________________ Campbell
Tominovitch---------------------. C. ________ .Gibson
W. Bernard......................G ...Keck
Moskovitz------------------,----G___________v _ .Faull
Substitutions—Burns, Phillips, Limpar, Smith, Kelley, Hall,
Field Goals—Simko, 3; VV. Bernard, 2; A. Bernard, 1; Moskovitz, 1; Hall, 2; Murray, 1. Foul Goals—A. Bernard, 6-7; Moskovitz, 2-3; Keck, 3-3; Murray, 2-3; Hall, 1-1.
SHARON TURNS THE TABLES
We drop a tough game to Sharon on their floor by a score of 31-28. We lost by a margin of three points, this game was a very important game as it considered the champions of the valley Sharon and Farrell came out first, for a tie at first place.
Simko ... F
W. Bernard. F
Tominovitch . C
Phillips _ G
Substitutions—Moskovitz, W. Bernard.
Field Goals—A. Bernard, 5; Simko, 3; W. Bernard, 1; Moskovitz, 1; Tarr, 3; Elliott, 3; Sowers, 1; Moon, 1; Pearl man, 3.
Foul Goals—Simko, 2-3; A. Bernard, 2-3; Tomonivitch, 1-2; Burns, 1-1; Moskovitz, 1-1; W. Bernard, 1-1.
68i f 9 R E F USeCTOR 2f 6
WE DEFEAT GREENVILLE IN OVER-TIME PERIOD
The score was dead locked at 22-all. in the extra three minutes of play, Farrell scored three goals, while Greenville scored but once the extra period. The game ended with a score of 28-24 with Farrell leading.
A. Bernard . ..F ...
Tominovitch .. ..._C
W. Bernard ._G
Field Goals—Simko, 4; A. Bernard, 5; W. Bernzad, 1; Moskovitz, 1; Gardner, 3; Gibson, 4; Williams, 1; Dorwart, 1.
Foul Goals—W. Bernard, 3-4; Moskovitz, 1-4; A. Bernard, 1-2; Simko, 1-2; Gibson, 3-4; Dorwart, 1-1; Williams, 2-2.
THE MERCER COUNTY TOURNAMENT
THE FARRELL-MERCER GAME
A great advantage to our team was the drawing of Mercer for our opponents at the opening of the Mercer County annual tournament. We emerged victorious with an over-whelming score of 38-8. The scoring, needless to say, was mostly done by our team, although we allowed Mercer a total of three goals and two free throws. This marked the first game of the tournament and also the first victory for Farrell. The other game was between Sharon and Grove City in which Sharon emerged victorious with a decisive score.
Simko.. . . . F
A. Bernard F
Tominovitch C ...
Moskovitz _ . G____
W. Bernard G....
Substitutions—Phillips, Burns. Field Goals—A. Bernard, 5; Simko, 4 ■; Moskovitz, 3; W. Bernard, 2; Broadbent,
1; Richardson, 1.
Foul Goals—W. Bernard, 4-7; Broadbent, 2-4.
THE FARREL HI-SHARON HI GAME AT GROVE CITY
Same old thing as usual, Sharon Hi beaten. The game that always caused excitement was the Farrell-Sharon game. This was the third time this season that we met, each having a single victory over the other. This was the decisive game. Of course we won but in a very tough game, the score being 17-16 in our favor. During the first quarter we were leading by three points, the score then was 5-2. SHARON was first to score, but this had no hinderance to FARRELL scoring. The half ended with the score of 10-8, of course, we were still leading. But, as the third lap ended, the game stood at a dead-lock; the score was 14-all. In the last quarter Sharon scored a double pointer; there was still about a minute to play, when A. Bernard slipped free and tied the score with a counter from under the basket. With only a point to win the game both teams were in a fury, as the time grew shorter, Moskovitz was fouled by Sharon; thirty seconds to go and victory in the hands of Captain Moskovitz, all was quiet as the ball slipped very smoothly through the netted rim, the game was won.
A. Bernard _ . F
Moskovitz. G. Elliott
W. Bernard G
Subst it ut ions—Moon, Well man.
Field Goals—Simko, 2; A. Bernard, 1; Tominovitch, 1; Moskovitz, 1; Tarr, 2; Wellman, 1; Sowers, 1; Elliott, 3.
Foul Goals—Tominovitch, 4-6; Moskovitz, 2-4; A. Bernard, 1-1; Sowers, 2-3; Elliott, 0-3;
Tarr, 0-1; Pcarlman, 0-2.
THE FINAL GAME BETWEEN FARRELL AND GREENVILLE BRINGING HOME THE CUP
The basket ball team of the Farrell High School made history, when they defeated Greenville High School by a single point on March the Kith, and brought home the trophy for the year Ninteen twenty-six, A. D.
After giving Sharon their Waterloo, it came to pass that we were to play Greenville for the County honors. Nothing could be done but to play them, so on the eve of the decisive game, both teams were well groomed for the so-called final fray. The victors of this game would represent the County in the North Western tournament to be held the following week at Grove City.
On the final night of the tournament we defeated Greenville High School by a single point, the score being 20-19. All claims for County honors settled.
The teams were on the floor a few minutes before the game started; Moskovitz opened the scoring with our only point of the quarter, he scored a foul shot. Greenville topped the scoring with a double counter to close the quarter with the lead, 2-1. The scoring was very low in the first half as it ended with Greenville still leading by two points. The score at the half being 7-5.
Although we trailed behind during the first half, this was no idea that we were to trail through the game. We took the lead at the end of the third quarter when the score stood at 15-12 in our favor. As the game neared the close, we were leading by three points. Greenville cut the lead to a single point when they scored a goal. Only clever “freezing" of the ball by the Farrell boys saved the evening. The wonderful guarding of W. Bernard deserves credit as well as the work of the rest of the squad. The game ended with a score at 20-19. Farrell considered the champs of the County. We were to participate in the North Western.
Simko. . F .... Best
A. Bernard F . . Dorwart
Tominovitch ...C Gibson
Moskovitz G Williams
W. Bernard G Gardner
Substitutions—None were made during this wonderful game.
Field Goals—Simko, 4; Moskovitz, 2; W. Bernard, 1; Dorwart, 3; Gibson, 1; Williams, 1; Gardner, 1.
Foul Goals—Simko, 2-2; Moskovitz, 2-2; A. Bernard, 2-3; Best, 3-3; Williams, 1-1; Gibson, 1-3; Gardner, 2-3.
WE ARE ELIMINATED BY DUBOIS
In the first game played at the North Western tournament we were defeated by DuBois an up-state County champion, by the score of 21-14. It was a very tough game to lose, because we led the scoring for the first half but gradually lost the lead during the last quarter, when we were outscored by seven points. Although the team lost, they went out contented, they had been defeated by a better team.
Simko.. F___ . Brown
A. Bernard F .... Kuzner
Tominovitch C __ ... . .Nefsker
Moskovitz. G . Burns
W. Bernard G Couse
Field Goals—Simko, 3; A. Bernard, 1; Tominovitch, 1; Phillips, 1; Brown, 4; Burns, 2; Couse, 1; Kuzner, 1.
Foul Goals—Simko, 1-2; A. Bernard, 1-1; Brown, 3-5; Nefsker, 2-2.
Something True About Them
MOSKOVITZ—(Guard and Center)
“Mosky” has piloted our team through a very successful basket ball season, always ready to right the wrong. Mosky was one of the coolest men in the County, always ready to do his best. He will be lost by graduation.
“Paulie” was one of our veterans, he had played at forward because of his quickness and presence of mind; as it has been heard that it was better to foul him rather than let him shoot, because of his accuratness. With one more year to play we can expect to look for another season of good ball from him.
"Barney” who played the other forward position was the second highest scorer on the team, Barney always gave his best and many games were broken by his foul shooting. Andy will be lost by graduation.
“Walter” similar to his brother was always there to do his bit. In keeping his opponent scoreless and scoring for himself, Walter is unexcelled. Walter will not be with us next year.
TOMINOVITCH—(Center and Guardi
“Joe” broke into basket ball this year and put up a fine exhibition at guard. This is his first year's experience but is learning the game rapidly and is expected to be one of the main stays of next year’s squad.
“Red,” although a sub, was always ready to step in and do his bit. Red was the smallest player in the County, but this was no hindrance to his fine playing. Albert is expected to fill the forward berth next season.
“Kevie” was a sub but has the honor in helping pile the 487 points of the season. He always did his best. With his experience he will be expected to fill the guard berth next season.
Although John did not participate in many games, he was always ready to do his best. He will be back next year.
Mr. Ganaposki, known as "Gany,” was again coach of the team. This was his fourth year in charge of the team, and in these years has always put out a team known as the best in the County. He will be back for the following season. As had been known in previous years that “Gany” stood for clean sports only.
Season Basket Ball Record
December 11—F. H. S. 20
December 18—F. H. S---------------------20
December 19 I . ILS____________________ 22
January 2—F. H. S. ________________26
January 8—F. H. S. 21
January 9—F. H. S__________________20
January 13— I . H. S. _______________ 27
January 15—F. H. S. 16
January 22 F. H. S. 20
January 23 P. H. S. ________________29
January 29 -F. H. S_________________ 27
January 30— F. H. S__ 26
February 5—F. H. S__________________18
February 6—F. H. S__ 15
February 10—F. H. S... 15
February 12 —F. H. S. _______________ 24
February 17—F. H. S. 26
February 19—F. H. S. 36
February 23—F. H. S. 23
February 26—F. H. S__ 28
February 27—F. II. S_ .28
Monaco________________________ ._________ s '
Alumni _________________________________ 23
Polish College 25
(Jrove ( ity........................... 7
Erie Central........................... 38
New Wilmington . _____________________ 21
New Wilmington ________________________ 16
Mercer ________ . 8
Grove City_____________________________ 12
(irccii villc . 24 f
COUNTY TOURNAMENT SCORES
March 10—F. H. S.................. 32 Mercer...
March 12—F. H. S__ 17 Sharon...
March 13 F. II. S. 20 Greenville
March 19—F. H. S. 14 DuBois...
TOTAL........................ 570 _________
0ut of town games. fOver-time games.
. 8 . 6 19 .21
Goals Fouls Total
Simko. _. 60 .... 36-60. ... .156
Bernard A _. 52 39-56 . .. 143
Moskovitz 38 49-78 125
Bernard V 22 .26-42. 70
Phillips .15. 15-29 45
Burns 4 4- 5 12
Tominovitch. 7-15 17
La Camera 1 0- 4 2
TOTAL 107 176-289 570
By Frank E. Pintar
GIRLS BASKET BALL TEAMA Review of the Games
Our girls started the season right by whipping the Alumni girls to the tune of 27-11. The second game of the season was played with Mercer, the final score was 42-7. Lois Ebert herself scoring enough points to win the game. We won our first Inter-Valley game beating Sharpsville 30-18. The following week Sharon nosed our warriors out in the final minutes of play, the score, 20-18. In the Grove City game our team opened up in the second half and walloped Grove City 21-12. The girls then struck a snag and lost the next four games with Sharpsville, New Wilmington, Greenville and a return game with New Wilmington.
In the last six games our team won three games defeating Grove City, Mercer and West Middlesex and losing to Greenville, Sharon and West Middlesex.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
■ F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
F. H. S.
___________________ 27 Alumni____________________ 11
_____________ 42 Mercer____________________ 7
___________ 30 Sharpsville............... 18
____________________32 Grove City_______________..12
_________________ __16 Sharpsville............... 29
____________________20 New Wilmington...........__25
___.. . . . .13 Greenville................. 27
__________________ 27 New Wilmington ...........29
________27 Grove City_________________19
__________________ .18 Mercer..................... 5
____________________11 West Middlesex.............23
__31 West Middlesex____________25
. S________________337 Opponents____________319
The Girls’ Team
The Girls’ Varsity Basket Ball Team of this year was made up of representatives of each of the three lower classes, and has been a credit to the school in every game it has taken part.
Miss Jones again arranged a wonderful schedule. The girls played in all, fifteen games, winning seven and losing eight.
In the first game against Sharon, which we lost by a very close score the girls although out-weighed and out-sized, exhibited the results of hard and faithful training.if9 REFL@ECTOR.2f6.
With the exception of a few slumps, our team played a splendid game all season and finished the year in fine fashion by defeating West Middlesex 31-25.
Too much credit cannot be given Miss Jessamine Rankin, our coach who through tireless efforts has welded together a wonderful combination. Judging from the past season, and with Miss Rankin to help them on, it is easy to predict a bright future for the team of “27.”
A Little About the Players
The girls were again captained by Vera Kozar who played a guard position and often held her forward scoreless. She was aided by Catherine Mack and Mary Milakovitch to keep the opposing score down.
The Center of the court was probably where the fastest playing was seen with Schell, E. Ebert, and Irene Haney giving their best through the year.
The Forwards although small, always gave their opponents something to worry about. L. Ebert, who has been the mainstay of the team for the past three years was forced to give up basket ball owing to ill health, but she undoubtedly will be with us next year. King and Sullivan were always known to be “in there” fighting.
ENTERTAINS AT TEA
Miss Orpha Jones entertained at an informal tea at her home in honor of Mrs. Martin Schell nee (April Baker) who was married recently. Mrs. Schell poured the tea. To show their appreciation of her coaching, the members of the basket ball team presented her with a beautiful gift.
Besides the basket ball team, there were present Misses Sara Cooley, Nellie Mathews, Esther Zentz and Jesamine Rankin. A. R. '26.
What?—Puppy Roast and Hayload-Hay-Senior Frolic.
When?—A Friday night in early October.
Who?—Seniors of course.
After the usual squabble, round of black looks and cutting remarks, we honorable seniors finally decided to hold our annual frolic in the form of a Weiner-roast and Hayload combined.
At the appointed hour, “Our gang.” the glorys of seniors overflowing with bubbles of joy and laughter, gathered at the High School, each and everyone “rarin to go.”
The trucks appeared next on the scene, but. alas! there was no hay. Well, the hayload was shot, but outside of that everything was fine. A few minutes scramble and we were all ready to set sail. Everybody here? Yes, chaperones and all. A merry ride insured.
Upon our arrival at Lingamore, we scattered here and there and everywhere and spent the time dancing, boating and games.
The main attraction of the evening was Mr. Mason, our charming young English professor, in whom one particular female member of our class took great interest in entertaining.
In the course of time the "Mess call” was given, and another scramble ensued.
A pretty picture is was, of we lovers of the great outdoors, as we gathered around the campfire toasting marshmallows and weiners, and perchance our fingers.
Following the unanimous decision of the chaperones that it was time all little seniors were being tucked away into dreamland, we all gathered round the campfire and joined in singing old-time melodys, which brought the end of a perfect evening.
But stay—it was not the end. Four sheep had strayed from the fold. After a thorough search had failed to reveal the whereabouts of our lost ones, they came wandering in. It would have taken a Sherlock Holmes to locate them. It’s still a mystery. G. H. ’26.
JUNIOR WEINER ROAST
The Junior Class held it’s annual party in the form of a weiner roast on a Friday in September 1925. The weather was fine.
The party left the High School building in a truck which wras headed for Shakey Hollow.
At last, after a long drive, we reached the place and everyone was in high spirits. We built our bonfire and then played games. Later in the evening everyone enjoyed his or her self by roasting “hot dawgs” or “marshmallows.” Finally we decided to start for home; we all returned safely after a very pleasant evening. L. E. 27.
SOPHOMORE WEINER ROAST
After waiting day after day and experiencing many diasppointments, the A’s were rewarded with the most wonderful day October boasted of (in Farrell). It was doubly wonderful because it was the day on which the Sophomore’s held their Weiner Roast.
If the worthy citizens of “Staid Old Farrell” had been watching, they would have seen the A’s about 5 o’clock on October 6, 1925, frisking gayly up Haywood Street towards Bobby’s corners.
Intelligent people always appreciate beautiful surroundings, therefore, the Sophomores could not help but notice the peaceful scene before them. Vel-vetty hills dotted with farmhouses, trees and beautiful green meadows, cows peacefully grazing therein. Just below them they saw rings of smoke curling lazily through the treetops signifying that a few of the more thoughtful boys of the class and their beloved (?) teachers had reached there before they had and that preparations were being made for the feast.
The menu consisted of crackers, cheese, weiners, and buns; added delicacies were apples, marshmallows, pop and lollypops.
Have you ever seen a herd of stampeding cattle? Neither had I until I saw the Sophomores rushing madly for their dainty repast. (Made possible because each member had been assessed the exorbitant sum of 25c).
Those Sophomores ate! A three mile hike gives one an appetite. One wouldn’t have seen the A’s copying from the Jr’s and Sr’s by riding in trucks. I should say not. They walked. It was so much more unique.
Around nine o’clock every star in the heavens twinkled merrily and old man moon beamed brightly on the Sophomores wending their way homward as night descended on Bobby’s Farm.
Thus we mark the close of one of the greatest events of F. H. S.
, G. H. ’28.
FRESHMAN HALLOWE’EN PARTY
After settling down to good hard study, we peppy freshmen held a meeting in the great hall of learning, “Good Old F. H. S.”,and decided to have a Hallowe’en Party on October 16, 1925.
Every day we worked on our costumes, each trying to out-dress the other.
Somehow or other the spirits of fate got the news about the party. Well— they decided to play a joke on we poor freshmen by sending us rain by buckets full. Thinking that would frighten us so that we would not go. But, alas! We were too wise for the good old spirits, and we all turned out, so as to make the party a success.
Was it a success? What a foolish question for an upper-classman to ask! Have you seen anything that we freshmen have done yet that fell thru? Well, then you know the answer.
What did we do? Why, everything to make it a success. We played all the games you ever heard of; we freshmen even danced to the latest music with a few of our dear teachers. Aren’t you jealous?
The little fairy of our class, Lucille Bernard, won first prize as the best dressed. She surely deserved it!
After the excitement settled down a delicious lunch was served. What did we have? Why a hallowe’en lunch of course: big brown doughnuts, large rosy apples, pop and candy.
After a few more games were played, we happy freshmen left for home. We fooled the “spirits of fate,” didn’t we? I’ll say.
H. L. ’29.
At the close of the last school year, our former musical instructor, Mr. Prosser, left the Farrell Schools to take up a position in the vicinity of Youngstown, Ohio. Immediately after this event we were left without a musical instructor. One was sought out by our school officials, and they succeeded in bringing Miss Mikaloff here. Her musical ability was soon shown by her results from the grade pupils and the high school orchestra. She not only succeeded in bringing together a fine orchestra, but also formed a junior orchestra to take the place of those graduating. This junior orchestra has so far capably “filled the shoes” of the graduated members.
We believe that if Miss Mikaloff returns next year, she will continue her so-far successful work.
The members of the former senior orchestra were as follows:
First Violins—Glenn Gottschalk, Paul Satlos, Harry Housman, Olga Cevich.
Second Violins—Ed. Rosenber, David Zonton, Helen Spisak. Joe Sherwood, Steve Geletka.
Saxaphone and Clarinet—Joe Samarino.
French Horn—Joe Rio.
The present orchestra:
First Violins—Olga Cevich, Steve Geletka, Ed. Rosenberg, David Zolton, Mary Stephanak.
Second Violins—Sidney Weiss, Leo Yambrack, Norma Snyder, Joe Sherwood, Helen Spisak.
The rest of the orchestra is the same as that of the first semester.
The Glee Club
Farrell High School is fortunate in possessing several musical organizations. The most prominent of these is the Girls’ Glee Club. Members of any Class in High School are permitted to try out for membership in the club. Only the very finest voices are admitted and consequently the organization after proper training, is able to do surprisingly well in their musical work. Social activities of various kinds were often engaged in by the Glee Club. At times they worked together with the orchestra. During the winter the Club held a very successful dance.
The Club was organized early in the year by our musical instructor Miss Mikaloff and immediately settled down to work. In December the Club made its first appearance before the public and sang several numbers which pleased the audience greatly.
Due to the loss of several voices, by mid-year graduation, the Club was handicapped in their work. In spite of this fact, however, the girls have had a remarkably fine year, and through their efforts have laid a foundation for the classes to follow. They extend their best wishes to the Club of '21 and hope that its members will be as happy in their work as the Club of ’26.
P. M. ’26.
if9 REFL@ECTOR.History Junior Senior Commercial Club
Due to an increase in the number of Commercial students and to the added interest in Commercial work, the Junior-Senior Commercial Club was organized. With Miss Bell and Miss Donlin as supporters of the idea, this club soon got under way. The purpose of this organization was to create a greater interest along Commercial lines and give to its members a clearer understanding of the responsibility of Commercial work.
At the first meeting held early in October officers were elected and the name “Junior-Senior Commerical Club” also being selected, as members were limited to Juniors and Seniors. A Hallowe’en party was held at the home of Miss Elizabeth Szabo, at which time an enjoyable time was had by all attending. During the first semester meetings were held every two weeks. Instructing and entertaining programs were presented.
The Commercial play, “The Southern Cinderella", was given in December This was a decided success, being given a second time. This ended the first semester’s activities.
At the beginning of the second semester new officials were elected. Much illness among the members caused the meetings to be held at irregular intervals at the beginning of the second semester. Later on with increasing attendance more programs were given.
Because of the good work it has done, this club has the best wishes of the school for continued success in coming years.
Margaret Ilenning . Mary Rakoci ______Miss Donlin
____Edna M. Fleet
..... Miss Donlin
Antol, Margaret Armour, Inez Boyer, Lovinia Caruso, Elivra Cousantine, Josephine Di Silvio, Madeline Edwards, Pearl Evans, Mary
Abraham, Edith Ackerman, Florence Berger, Clara Burprich, Freda Cevich, Olga Crivello, Marie Danessa, Mary
Fleet, Edna Kozar, Vera Guist, Mary Marosevich, Eva Meizlik, Cecil Newman, Freda Panutto, Stella Schermer, Belle
Henning, Margaret Klein, Johanna Mack, Margaret Lansdowne, Helen Morar, Elizabeth Newman, Ethel Pascone, Alice
Schuster, Catherine Stitt, Mildred Szabo, Elizabeth Toperzer, Matilda Tortoreti, Margaret Wachter, Emma Zoldan, Fannie
Pilch, Helen Rakoci, Mary Rosenblum, Myrtle Smith, Edith Stewart, Hazel Tortoreti, Madeline Tortoreti, Pauline
Miss Bell119 REFLpECTOR_ f6
The Alpha Omega
About the first month of school had elapsed when several students of Farrell High School resolved to further their literary ability through the Alpha Omega, the one time famous literary club, born in Farrell High School, January, 1924. But, Alas! From all indications they have not remained faithful to their cause. Our Alpha Omega practically disappeared the second semester.
The officers of the first semester were chosen as follows:
President........................... Ruth Prosser
Vice-President Margaret Stillstrom
Secretary...... .... ..................Myrtle Lewis
Recording Secretary ................. May belle Kerr
Our faculty adviser was Miss Zentz. Through the combined efforts of the officers, the other members, and Miss Zentz, we showed some results worthy of mention. We did this by preparing our members for the various literary contests in which Farrell participated. For nearly all of the contestants in both of our frays, were members of the Alpha Omega.
The first literary tilt of the year was held against Grove City, December 11, 1925. Due to the fact that there was a basket ball game (the first of the season) with Monaco being held in the high school that evening, both contests were staged at Grove City. One at the High School, the other at Carnegie Hall.
Following is the program held at Carnegie Hall:
Essay—“Truth in Advertising”—Pauline Rosenblum.
Debate—‘‘Resolved, that the Federal Government should control the operation of the Coal Mines in the United States.”
Negative:—Ruth Horovitz, Gladys Wiley, Elizabeth Morar. (Alternate).
Declamation—“The Home of the Republic”—Suzanne Hetra.
Piano—“Second Valse”—Mildred Scowden.
Oration—“Americas Future”—Sam Magnotto.
Violin —“Humoresque”—Olga Cevich.
Reading “The House by the Side of the Road”—Genevieve Heagney.
The following program was rendered at the High School:
Essay “The Role of Women in American History”—Myrtle Rosenblum.
Oration—“America’s Future”—John Low.
Debate—(Affirmative of the question debated at Carnegie Hall): Frank Grande, Hazel Hays, Howard Johnson, (Alternate).
Reading—“The House by the Side of the Road”—Clarissa Patton.
Declamation—“The Home of the Republic”—Mildred Sarcinella.
In these instances, Farrell was victorious in the Reading Contest held at Carnegie Hall, and the Vocal Contest held at the High School. But this did not discourage the losers who were already planning what they would try out for in the next literary tilt against Sharon.
Much credit is to be given the following members of the faculty who coached the participants in the contest: Miss Zentz who had charge of the reading;
Miss Jones, oration and declamation; Miss Mickulonic, debate: Mr. Mason, essay and extemporaneous speaking; Miss Miekaloff took charge of all music contestants.
At last! After many weeks of anxious waiting the tryout for the contest against Sharon was held. After much diligent work, the great day, March 4, dawned. The following represented the Gold and Blue.
Vocal —“Trees”—Maybelle Kerr.
Debate—“Resolved, that labor disputes in Public Utilities should be settled by Compulsory Arbitration.”
Affirmative Team—Elizabeth Morar, Margaret Schwartz, Howard Johnson, (Alternate).
Piano—"The Flatterer”—Mildred Scowden.
Oration—“John Marshall, and the Constitution”—John Low.
Essay—"Woodrow Wilson”—Clara Berger.
Declamation—“Let Us Have Peace”—Hazel Stewart.
Reading—“The Wind and the Moon”—Genevieve Heagney.
Violin -“Souvenir” Mary Stephanchak.
Debate—(Same as in Sharon—Negative): Robert W. Miller, Ruth Horo-vitz, Harry Reese, (Alternate).
Piano—“Polonaise Militaire”—Ethel Bobby.
Oration—“Benjamine Franklin and the Constitution”—Sam Magnotto.
Essay—“Woodrow Wilson”—Pauline Rosenblum.
Declamation—"Let Us Have Peace”—Angelo Mastrian.
Reading—“Old Ironsides”—Bertha Machuga.
The results were, that we lost both contests. At Farrell we were victorious in the declamation and the oration. We also were victorious in the vocal solo which was forfeited because of Sharon’s contestant failing to appear. We were unsuccessful in winning anything in Sharon. Our violinist did not appear in Sharon, thereby forfeiting the violin contest. Although this was the second contest of the year in which we were defeated, we all feel as though we have won the greater victory, that is the Moral One.
The members of the faculty to whom we were indebted for their aid are: Miss Jones, oration; Mrs. Perrine, declamation; Miss Zentz, reading; Miss Miekaloff, music; Miss Mickulonic, debate; Mr. Mason, essay and extemporaneous.
After turning out sufficient members to participate in these contests, we can honestly say that the Alpha Omega must be “Worth While.” These members will soon be second James Otis’s and Patrick Henry’s. True, the club has disbanded for the present; but with literary interest surging by leaps and bounds, the Alpha Omega will inevitably be reorganized with much zeal and enthusiasm next semester.
This will already have gone to press by the time the final round-up arrives. But, in the name of the Alpha Omega Literary Society of Farrell School, I congratulate all contestants who have participated, and can only say, “Here’s to your luck in all future literary undertakings!”
Ruth Horovitz, '21.if9 REFL4|ECTOR-2f6
Calendar of Seniors
Monday 31—First day of school. Brand new corps of teachers and a bunch of green fresh ies.
Tuesday 1—Everybody gets lost and loses schedules, etc. Lots of crowning glory cut off.
Wednesday 2—A lot of the barbers around here don’t belong to the Barber's Union. Lots of bald heads appear.
Thursday 3—The Senior girls who have Mr. Mason sing praises—the others visa-versa.
Friday 4—Why did we get out at 3:00?
Monday 7—Labor Day—no school—everybody sad.
Tuesday 8—It’ll soon be Saturday.
Wednesday 9—Teachers start to give long lessons.
Thursday 10 -Mr. Shearer entertains Commercial Class. Puts a ban on Clara’s gum-chweing.
Friday 11—Clara still chews gum. J. D.’s ban destroyed.
Monday 14—Why is Monday blue?
Tuesday 15—Nothing funny today except some Sophs.
Wednesday 16—We have animal visitors in F. H. S. They go out quickly. Thursday 17 —Xmas vacation will soon be here.
Friday 18—Paul Moskovitz entertains with a concert.
Monday 21—Senior Class meeting. Slick machine politics. Paul Smith and Fanny Ackerman entertain us.
Tuesday 22 Plans made for Senior Weiner Roast.
Wednesday 23—We are afraid that we might have to walk.
Thursday 24—Seniors corner the weiner market.
Friday 25 -At last—the weiner roast at Lingamore Lake. Elias was the sheik—but we all had a good time.
Monday 28—Who was in that lost boat at Lingamore Friday night?
Tuesday 29 Mr. Shearer tells us of his experiences at the Pen.
Wednesday 30—One month of school gone. Only eight left.
Thursday 1 -Fire Drill—Freshies look for ladders.
Friday 2—Mr. Mason wears his blue suit.
Monday 5 Everyone studies for exams.
Tuesday 6 Ditto.
Wednesday 7—Exams—what misery one word causes.
Thursday 8—Still more examinations.
Friday 9— Rain—where do slickers grow?
Saturday 10 -Sharpsville beats us in football 12-0.
Monday 12 First meeting of Jr.-Sr. Commercial Club.
Tuesday 13 Someone accidentally answers a question in chemistry. Wednesday 14—Miss Mathews has Tilly put her gum in the basket.
Thursday 15 Mr. Mason implores us to have our lesson tomorrow.
Friday 16—Why is Margaret Evans so sad?
Monday 19—Another week starts.
Tuesday 20—Mr. Shearer tells us of his friends in the Pen.
Wednesday 21—More gum lost.
Thursday 22—Nothing happens on Thursday.
Friday 23—Hurray! We beat Newton Falls 21-0.
Monday 26—Big accident in chemistry today. Ask Joe.
Tuesday 27—Mr. Mason does not compete with the women when it comes it talking.
Wednesday 28—Helen Garfunkle wears her fur coat.
Thursday 29—Why does Frank Pintar make such faces?
Friday 30—One of the Seniors buys a radio.
Monday 2—Clara gets another pin in type class.
Tuesday 3—We all have to write an essay on “Old Ironsides."
Wednesday 4—Cast chosen for Commercial play.
Thursday 5—Mr. Fleming tells us about the Community Chest.
Friday 6—Mr. Mason kept us in today.
Monday 9—Seniors must take their “pictures” immediately.
Tuesday 10—Myrtle Rosenbulm says she has a “Charley Horse.”
Wednesday 11—Armistice Day—no school.
Thursday 12—New Orthophonic Victrola demonstrated in Chapel.
Friday 13—And nothing unlucky happened.
Monday 16—Miss Mathews gives another history quizz.
Tuesday 17—Who is the “Southern Cinderella?”
Wednesday 18—No one has their lessons today—Everyone is crabby. Thursday 19—What’s the excitement in Report Room 3?
Friday 20—Commercial play presented—a big success.
Monday 23—We have actors in our midst.
Tuesday 24—Mr. Stillings has a conference with the Seniors.
Wednesday 25—Tryouts for Literary Contest.
Thursday 26—Thanskgiving vacation until Monday.
Monday 30—Who’s birthday was yesterday?
Tuesday 1—Will the Basket Ball season ever start?
Wednesday 2—Mr. Shearer asks us about the “Treace Peaty?"
Thursday 3—Nothing doing on these days.
Friday 4—Schools and Glee Club give concert.
Monday 7—The advanced Senior group is becoming quite important.
Tuesday 8—No excitement today.
Wednesday 9—Commercial girls get another “Bawling Out.”
Thursday 10—Everybody making up for lost sleep in school today.
Friday 11 —First game of the season. We beat Monaca, 20-18.
Monday 14—Everybody talks about the Literary contest.
Tuesday 15—What will Santa Claus bring us?
Wednesday 16—Wonder why the whole town’s talking?
Thursday 17—-Senior play presented to a large crowd.
Friday 18—We’re counting the days till vacation.
Saturday 19—The Alumni heat us, 2,5-21.
Monday 21—Another blue Monday.
Tuesday 22—Nothing happened today.
Wednesday 23—No school until next year.
Friday 1—Happy New Year.
Monday 4—School starts again—nothing unusual, is it?
Tuesday 5—Seniors get their rings.
Wednesday 6—Edith recites in P. 0. I). Will wonders never cease?
Thursday 7—Alice reads an essay in class today.
Friday 8—Lost to South High, 21-26.
Saturday 9—Beat Meadville, 20-17.
Monday 11—Last day for some of the Seniors.
Tuesday 12— Debates in Mr. Mason’s class.
Wednesday 13—We beat Mercer.
Thursday 14—Oh! Such semester exams.
Friday 15—We defeat Sharpsville, 16-12.
Monday 18—Walter is so sad.
Tuesday 19 —So is Vera.
Wednesday 20—A1 Cervenak visits our school today.
Thursday 21—Did you get a ticket for the Sharon game?
Friday 22—Hurray, we beat Sharon 20-14.
Monday 25—We celebrate and get out at 2:00.
Tuesday 26—“Prof" didn’t let Clara go to the library.
Wednesday 27—We got innoculated today.
Thursday 28 Ethel Newman fell down—too bad.
Friday 29—We win from Grove City, 27-7.
Monday 1—It’s too bad that this isn't leap year.
Tuesday 2—T. M. T. M. party in Sharon Hi for Senior girls.
Wednesday 3—Andrew looks at Edith.
Thursday 4—Edith looks at Andrew.
Friday 5—Sharpsville is defeated again 18-15.
Monday 8—Today she wins an Underwood pin.
Tuesday 9 Stay in for Mr. Mason again.
Wednesday 10—We lost to New Wilmington.
Thursday 11—Big rush for Greenville tickets.
Friday 12—That was some game with Greenville, but we won, 24-12.
Monday 15—Sam S. says that we come to class thru the door.
Tuesday 16—Miss De Shont speaks in Assembly. She brought two Oriental girls along.
Wednesday 17—We get revenge on New Wilmington, 26-16.
Thursday 18—How do you make flour out of green bananas.
Friday 19—Another victory from Mercer, 36-8.
Monday 22—Harry loses his gum in P. O. D.
Tuesday 23- Grand rush for Sharon tickets. We defeat Grove City, 23-12. Wednesday 24—Please be here for exams on Friday—Mr. Mason.
Thursday 25—Slippery Rock Glee Club entertains.
Friday 26—Sharon gets even with us, 31-28.
Saturday 27—We win another from Greenville, 28-24.
Monday 1—March blows in like a lion.
Tuesday 2 Joe Martino wants to buy a new report card.
Wednesday 3—Our girls beat West Middlesex, 31-25.
Thursday 4—Frank beats Harry.
Friday 5—Harry beats Frank.
Monday 8—Everyone has the grippe.
Tuesday 9—More grippe.
Wednesday 10—Tournament—we beat Mercer 32-7.
Thursday 11 —Everybody happy.
Friday 12—More Tournament—we beat Sharon 17-16.
Saturday 13—We bring home the cup by beating Greenville, 20-19.
Monday 15 Y e got out at noon to celebrate.
Tuesday 16—Ask Ralph Dresch where the chicken went.
Wednesday 17—Today was the day of the big Bonfire.
Thursday 18—Mr. Mason makes some startling announcements.
Friday 19—Dubois turned the tables on us.
Monday 22 Dismissed at noon.
Tuesday 23 Cast for Senior play is announced.
Wednesday 24—Formal presentation of the Cup. Many speakers. Thursday 25—Everyone exchanges cards with each other.
Friday 26—Junior play was successfully given.
Monday 29—Girls Class Tournament.
Tuesday 30 Boys Class Tourney.
Wednesday 31—Until April 6 Easter vacation.
Tuesday 6—We're all back in school again.
Wednesday 7—Alice and Freda bring their dolls to school.
Thursday 8—Billy Ordish reads in English class.
Friday 9—Oh! what a lovely Faculty play (?).
Monday 12—Getting pretty active in P. O. D.
Tuesday 13—Only 23 days of school left.
Wednesday 14—Exams today.
Thursday 15 —Community Banquet.
Friday 16—Had some good laughs at the Senior play.
Monday 19—Miss Sage gets angry
Tuesday 20 Bill is caught playing with toys.
Wednesday 21 Paul will soon give his oration.
Thursday 22 -Eddie S. punches another cow.
Friday 23 —Miss Zentz threatens to put some of us out of the library.
Monday 26—Will soon be out of school.
Tuesday 27 Mike reports of having a wonderful time.
Wednesday 28 Miss Zentz says “No talking.”
Thursday 29—Andy looks at Margaret.
Friday 30 —Big Exhibition. Where? F. H. S.
Future Dates—Junior-Senior Banquet; Baccalauerate Sermon, Senior Commencement, Junior High Commencement. Good-Bye F. H. S.
88if9 FCE F L ECTOR 2|
Statistics of 1926
Continued from page 26
In that same length of time, they have estimated, approximately nine and three-fourths millions double-faced phonograph records, playing at full speed, could have recorded almost one-sixth of our recitations; and the nervous energy we have expended in examinations and quizzes during that period would, if transmuted into electricity, be sufficient to keep those same records playing from now until Judgment Day.
We have been a patroitic class, too. Just how patriotic, these brilliant scientists have brought out in a clever little set of figures showing that if all our cheering at school games were broadcasted at once, the deaf and dumb in Siberia would immediately put up their umbrellas and wait for the thunderstorm; that is, unless the static interfered too greatly.
And that is not all. Science has yet stranger facts to unfold about the Class of 1926. It says, for instance, that if all the ice-cream we have eaten were collected into a mountain in the State of Wisconsin and given a good shove, it would be the beginning of a new glacial period. If all the hamburger sandwiches we have consumed were combined in a single unit, it would create a sandwich which would make Mt. Vesuvius look like a waffle.
Mr. Carine has estimated that if all the colors of the boys’ neckties and the girls’ hats, dresses and scarfs worn in the school period were gathered together, they would cause the average African sunset to look like a total eclipse; and Mr. Smith, conducting an extensive investigation of the powder puffs used by our feminine classmates, has submitted the opinion that if they were placed upon toothpicks and planted firmly in the ground, they would cover a vast area equal to the same area planted in mushrooms.
Still more wonders! I have their joint opinion as mathematicians and gentlemen that if the entire collection of algebra figures we have used were to be dumped into the North Sea, in no less than 2:30 minutes, Greenwich time, three thousand fish at the South Pole would be attacked by violent headaches.
It has also been estimated that if all the pages of Latin perused by the class were laid end to end and piled ten thousand deep, they would make a paved road thirty feet wide to the top of Mt. Everest, or, if turned to more proper use, they would furnish fuel for the S. S. Leviathan for 75 trips around the world.
And finally, they have attached to their report the uncalled-for and exaggerated statement that, according to their most profound calculations, they have estimated that the Class President's estimation of himself is inestimable.
To which the president himself adds this estimation: that he believes that before any of the calculations made by Messrs. Carine and Smith could be demonstrated, the Class of 1926 will have proved for itself even more wonderful sets figures in the happy future!
So it is, good friends, that I unhesitatingly pronounce the Class of 1926 to be the greatest our school has ever held; and I earnestly hope you will enjoy our exercises all the more for knowing the remarkable qualities of the personages who will participate in them.
Class President's Address.%
Bernard. Andrew Bianco. Rose
Blier, Edward _______
Bogdan, George ......
Burprick, Freda . Canteloupe. Margaret
Carine. Joe. ______
Carrol. Charles. ____
Chesmar, Peter. Chrobak, Helen..
Cevich. Olga. . Dannessa. Mary
Dresch. Ralph.. Duncan. Victor Epstein. Walter.
Evans. Margaret Frankovich. Frank Garfunklc. Helen
Gojdics, Elias .....
Gray. Ermissa Griffith. Alice ------
Gunish, Mary -------
Hays. Hazel Henderson, George ._ Henning. Margaret
Hunter. Dave Husband. Gwendolyn
Kabkov. Samuel... Kerr. Charles.
Kerr, Mae Belle
Lansdowne. Helen Lawrence, Eben ....
Mack. Margaret Mackey. John.........
Age Facial Expression Noted for
7 Laughing...........-...........Shyness .......
16 Mushey............................Talking..... ..
12 Happy...........-............ -Flirting.......
35 Blank ..........................Quietness. ...
18 Puzzling ____________________ Basketball
43 Childish------- ----------------Giggling
11 Beyond Descriptor . -----------Bluffing
3 Ferocious......................Lectures. —
14 Comical ......................Basket-ball
91 Cheerful _____________ Looks -----------
50 Innocent ... ---------Character.
19 Babish . Temper
4 Funny.................-...... Vocabulary..
13 Silly.’___ ____________________Knowledge..
to Vacant .Drcamness.
22 Stern______________________ ...Bashfulness
19 Inquisitive _________________ ..Singing .....
18 Motherly ......................Violin
16 Serene ................Manners
17 Sweet............. -..........Eating
2 Puzzling------------------------His Length
24 livable.........................Red Hair-------
23 Worried....................... Everything
24 Silly.. ____________________ Slowness .... .
82 Annoying ..................... Handsomeness.
31 Fidgety Facial........
10 Studious. ------Swimming-------
15 Daring........ ................Making Candy
6 Calm ___________________________Eyes---------
16 Lovable.... ...........Pianist
22 Indifferent-......... ..........Quietness.. ...
6 Contented........................ki .....
6 month Jolly ........ Windiness
12 Sincere________________ _______Regularity..
21 Chile..................-_______Good Looks
2 Mischievous Brains
9 Serious ........................Smartness.....
6 Humorous........................His Pipe.......
18 Winning . _____________________Singing -------
40 Quiet -..........Talent
3X1 Sweet .........................Beauty---------
6 Handsome...................... rgunu: ......
9 Encouraging..................... Playfulness.
13 Lovable................-.....- - Good Looks ..
_____ Anything ........
____ Shiek ____________
_____ Bank Director
.. Talking —
. .Who Knows
Night Life _ .Deviations . .
____Moonlight ... .
Bobbed Hair . .StreetCars.
-P. O. D......
. . Drink’s . . ..
. ... Piano.
_____Animals .. ___
_____Jimmy. . ______
. ... Sweaters ------
. . . Banish
. . Hawkshaw ....Seed . . . . Jakie
Ye Ye ... Curls .Windy Dave Boot’s Sheet s
Mambucca. Thressa Martino, Joe McCallen, Margaret. Meizlick, Bernard Milankovich. Mike Miller, Robert. Miller, Robert W._ Morar, Elizabeth Moriniere. Harriet Moskovitz. Paul
Myers. Allen ______
Newman, Ethel Newton, Stanley Ordish, William Pascone, Alice.
Pintar, Frank ......
Prosser. Ruth ...
Ranallo, Guy Rosenberg. Anita Roaenblum. Myrtle Ruby, Anna Ruflfo, Elizabeth .
Russo, Albert _____
Sabo. Edmund Sarcenella, Mildred Satlos. Paul Scardina. James ... Schell. Grace Schlessinger. Helen Schonberger. Edward Shaffer, Margaret
Short, Edna _________
Smith. Grace ______
Smith. Paul .......
Strizzi. John______ .
Torina John Tortoretti, Madeline Tortoretti, Pauline Turchan, Mike .
17 83 42 36
20 11 31
5 50 10
4 10 38 69
.. Bussing ..
. Magician -Driving.. .Good Times -Appearance -Cooking .Chewing Gu .Craftiness
. Knowledge . Business...
. Foolishness . Her Voice . Brightness . Pool-Playing .Flirting .Teaching... . Recitation .Violin. .. Talking.
.Wise-Cracks Private Sec
. Butcher... Quietness
.Sleeping .Good Looks
. Flirting.. .
. Her Looks
. Dancing .
House Keeper Bluffing Teacher
Pitching Hay .
Hauling Coal Opera Singing . Selling tin Sailor___________
Missionary Fisherman .
I U ’Vri ness...
Old Maid Mrs. ??????. Any Man. Orchestra. Secretary.
Sky Pilot ______
Arguing . Dreaming-. - Physics -.Applesauce
- .Smiling .. Dad.
- - Dodges__
. Betty____ ___
.. Basket ball...
- Mother .......
.. Rudy Valentino .. Books ........
..Coney Island Bobbed Hair . Thinking Rex Theatre . .Talking
. .Music. -. Moonlight
. Pool ......
.. Trissy .. Manager - Peggy . Bern . Box-car Bob Oswald . Eliz-Harry . Mosley . A1
.Ethel . Ham Hunsy . Cone . Helen Panclio . Dat’s . Molly .Ki
. Honey Tillie . Ann Liz .Shrimp . Do m -Ed -Sar’c . None Tris He Ha . Prince .Switz Peggy Ed
Edith Smitty Faulty Piggy . Katie Shorty Peg Striz
. Sweet ness Hick Simp Fatty Maddy Pauly Turk Flip Doctor Fredif9 REFlJ@ECTOFUf6
Mr. Mason—“What is the plan of Mores Utopia?”
Johanna Klein—“They work three clays before breakfast and three before dinner.”
19— FHS— 26
Joe Carine (In Electric Class)—“Does rubber tape stretch?"
Teacher—“Yes, if you pull it.”
Joe to Frank Pintar—“Were you to the barbers dance last night?”
Frank—"Yes, but I came home early; one man tried to herpicide and the party was getting too dandruff.”
Mr. Mason—“Clara, did you ever read ‘Paradise Lost’?”
Clara—“Yes, I lost it.”
Senior to Freshy—“Was Washington an honest man?”
Senibr—“Then why do they close the banks on Washington’s birthday.”
Miss Zentz—“What was Washington’s Farewell Address?"
William Ordish to Mr. Peterson—“What are the evil effects of carbon monoxide gas?”
Mr. Peterson—“If you sleep with the gas escaping, you will wake up dead the next morning.”
Study Room Teacher—“Paul, what are you laughing at?” Paul Moskovitz—“Nothing.”
Teacher (sharply)—“Tell me what are you laughing at?” Paul—"At Bill.”
Teacher—“That’s nothing to laugh at."
Paul—“I said it was nothing.”
Mr. McCullough—“Rose, where are the intestines?”
Rose—“The intestines are in your stomach.”
“Corrections” of 1926
Continued, from page 27
discovered in time—yes, thank fortune, in time—the discrepancies of the statement. I am referring to the popular superstition we learned in mathematics about a straight line being the shortest distance between two points.
Why, friends, just think into what errors we might have been led, had we not learned to accept that statement with a whole shaker full of salt. Imagine one of our number’s being hastily summoned to China on a matter of the gravest import. He desires to get there immediately—to proceed in the shortest way. Naturally, if he had not discovered this lamentable error on the part of the school-books, he would eschew all the usual means of travel. He would not take a comfortable train and change to a ship, proceeding around the surface of the earth to that distant country. Oh! no—he would go in the shortest way according to the books; and after he had been digging a hole in his back yard for a month or two, striving to reach China in a straight line, he’d begin to wonder what was wrong with his mathematics, and to think that maybe the longest way round was the shortest way to China after all. No, dear teachers, learn it from us, if you have been deceived by the books—a straight line in this world is not the shortest distance between two points upon it. There’s altogether too much solid rock in the way.
And perhaps you’ve been under a misapprehension yourselves about another point. Did you really think that when a large, juicy apple descended with a bang upon the head of Mr. Isaac Newton as he was dozing after dinner under a spreading shade tree, he immediately sprang up crying, “Now why didn’t that apple fall up?” and rushed into the house to discover the theory of gravitation? Don't be fooled for an instant by the books! We thought it sounded peculiar. So our Sceptics’ Society conducted an experiment on the subject. We suspended a good-sized Oregon Pippin over the desk of our Mr. Peterson. And, just as he had settled into his chair for a comfortable 6th period, we cut the string, waiting expectantly for his remarks. It is a matter of scientific note that he said not a word about gravitation. In fact. I’d hate to tell you what he did say. But the fact remains. The books, must be wrong. If gravitation is the first reflection of a man who has just been hit violently on the head by an object the general size and shape of a baseball, coming from some distance, then the proper equipment for a trip to Central Africa is a fur coat and a hot-water bottle.
It does seem a shame that you can’t depend upon what the school tomes say. I had an awfully unfortunate experience in that line myself. I read in a book about the law of diminishing returns. And, you know, it sounded pretty good and practical too. “Ah, ha,” I said to myself, “now by this law, if I take my girl a box of candy every night for a week, by that time she will have become so accustomed to the sight and taste of candy that she will insist that I bring her no more all winter. At last I’ve found something of actual value in the everyday world of affairs.” So I did just that. I went to see her every night that week. And every night I carried with me a pound box of Dad’s chocolates. About the third night, I began to see the law working. Honestly, she didn’t seem nearly so enthusiastic about the chocolates. On the fourth night, she opened the box with a visible effort. The fifth night, she passed it around to her folks and sent some next door. The sixth night, she said she had a head-
Continued on page 95
McCullough—“Name a protein plant.”
L. B.—“I take violin, piano and elocutionist lessons.”
M. C.—“What kind of an instrument is elocution?"
19—FHS—26 Teacher—“What is an oasis?”
Pupil—“An oasis is a plant that grows in the desert.”
Senior—“Why are the Freshies like real estate?”
Senior—“Beacuse they’re a green and empty lot.”
“Stand down, ” roared the lawyer in disgust.
“Can’t do it. I’ll sit down or stand up—-“Sheriff, remove the man from the box.”
The witness retires muttering. “Well, if he ain't the thick headedest I’ve seen in this court.”
“An ,l you say that you are innocent of the charge of stealing a rooster from Mr. Jones?” asked the judge of the prisoner.
“Yes, sir. I’m innocent as a child.”
“Are you confident that you did not steal that rooster?”
“Yes, sir, I can prove it. Because I stole two hens from Mr. Gurgill the same night and Mr. Jones lives 25 miles from Mr. Gurgill.”
“The proof is conclusive,” said the judge, “discharge the prisoner.”
“Sat, Pat,” said an Irishman to a Scotchman, “Did you ever see the Catskill Mountains?”
"The what.” asked the Scotchman looking amazed.
“I asked you if you ever saw the Catskill Mountains?”
“No siree, I’ve never seen cats kill mountains but I’ve seen ’em kill plenty of rats and mice.”
I KNOW NOW
Angelo—“Why is Earth feminine in all languages?” Benny—“Because no one knows her correct age.”
“Corrections” of 1926
Continued from page 93
ache and gave the whole shooting match to her little brother. By that time I was joyfully confident. I appeared on the seventh night, chocolates in hand. I actually rejoiced to see the tremulous look she gave them. Now it was coming.
"John,” she said, “John—”
“Yes, Mary,” I said delightedly. Ahead of me I could see a future financially bright. I could have the boxing gloves I'd been wanting. And it looked as if I could start saving for a pair of skiis, too. “Yes, Mary—
“John,” she said, “after this won’t you bring me bonbons instead of chocolates! I really like them much better!”
The books had failed again!
Well, what can you do? The trouble seems to be that the men who write the books are too gullible. They hear somebody say something and then they go and put in in a book. And that’s the way a lot of these undetected errors creep into otherwise faultless works.
Take the man who said Marconi invented wireless telegraphy, for instance. Did he go out and conduct a lot of research to prove it? He did not. He just accepted it as true. But this Class knows otherwise. And we can prove it. Didn’t you read a while ago about the discovery of wires in the ruins of an ancient British castle, thus proving that they knew and used electricity in those old days two thousand years ago? Well, the Class of 1926 seems to have been alone in drawing the logical conclusion from the discovery of the ruins of that Ancient Egyptian temple, four thousand years old. You didn’t hear about any wires in that, did you? There weren’t any. Not one. And if that doesn’t prove that they used wireless way back there, we don’t know what’s what!
And there are lots more of these erroneous statements, too. Shakespeare has King Richard the Third asking for “a horse, a horse,’’while everybody knows if he’d wanted to get where he was going in a hurry he’d have demanded a Ford or at least a bicycle. They tell us that Ben Franklin discovered electricity by flying a kite in a thunderstorm, and if you’ve ever tried to get up a kite in the rain you'll know how impossible that is. And really, most people still believe that a book on domestic science is all a girl needs to insure her family against leaden biscuits. Now my girl—
But I’m afraid I’ve talked long enough. I can see some of the teachers looking pale and I’m afraid I’ve shattered some of their most cherished allusions. But don’t be sad, dear teachers. There are plenty of facts left in the book with which we haven’t taken issue. And we know that in your eternal search for Truth, you’ll be deeply grateful to us for pointing out these pitfalls laying in wait for the unwary in the average text.
THE MAIN DIFFERENCE
Miss Jones—“What’s the difference between a robber and a doctor?”
Sam—"A robber takes either your money or your life, but a dotocr takes both.”
95if9 R E F MpECTOR zf6
WE WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF—
George Banish didn’t know his lessons?
Edward Blier became a blonde.
Leo James would forget to smile.
Margaret Evans dyed her hair.
Miss Mathews wouldn’t send Ed. to the office.
Bill Ordish forgot to take his “siesta.”
Paul Moskovitz lost his pet muffler.
Mr. Shearer would be indefinitely detained at his pet penitentiary.
Stanley Newton grew three feet taller.
Albert Bobby were elected cheer leader.
Mike Turchan forgot his carnation.
Mr. Mason forgot to ask us to “Elucidate.”
Andrew Bernard got excited.
Freda Zoldan wouldn’t be bored so easily.
Myrtle Rosenbulm forgot to kick about her marks.
Edith Abraham forgot how to type.
Florence Ackerman forgot how to chew gum.
Harry Housman studied in study Hall.
Ethel Newman lost two hundred pounds.
Joanna Klein came to school early.
Margaret Henning and Freda Burprich were separated.
Clara Berger wouldn’t giggle so often.
Elias Godjics tried to get into Walter Epstein’s cap and gown or Visa-Versa. Olga Cveich bobbed her hair.
Freda Zoldan would get some brains.
Margaret Evans became a nun.
Frank Pintar wasn’t so naughty looking.
Mike1 Milankovich forgot to marcel his hair.
M iss Bell fell in love with Mr. Ganaposki.
Bob Miller wasn't such a busy man.
Jeff would grow as tall as Mutt.
Something would happen. F. Z.
NEW ELEMENT DISCOVERED IN LAB.
Member of the human family called women.
Occurrence: Can be found wherever man exists. Seldom occurs in free state. Quality depends on the state in which it is found. The combined state is preferred.
Physical Properties: All colors and sizes. Always appears distinguished in condition and form. Surface of face seldom seen unprotected by a coat or film of powder (composition immaterial). Boils at any moment. However, it melts when properly treated. Very bitter if not used properly.
Chemical Properties: Extremely active. Possesses great affinity for gold,
silver, platinum and precious stones. Violent reaction when let alone by man. Ability to absorb all kinds of expensive food at all times. Undissolved by liquids, but activity is greatly increased when saturated with spirit’s solution. Sometimes yields to pressure. Turns green when placed next to a better appearing example. Ages very rapidly. Fresh variety has magnetic attractions. Highly explosive in inexperienced hands.
Philanthropies of 1926
Continued, from page 2Q
rhinoceros in their daily lives. It would be a constant stimulus towards clear thinking and scientific research.”
Ch: “Indeed there seems to be an idea here . . .”
Leo: “I cannot emphasize too strongly the benefit to be derived from
such a garden, filled with strange beasts from all parts of the world, blazing with bright birds’ wings, and containing an acquarium filled with the monsters of the deep. How much more incentive to study in such gorgeous surroundings than in the present dull classrooms. As I mentioned, it has been my intention to myself be the donor of this gift. But if you like the idea, I’ll let the class have it.”
Ch: “We thank you. Any other suggestions?”
3rd Student (who has been writing busily): “Mr. Chairman, I have jotted down a few smaller funds we might establish from this magnificent donation. I believe they are all worthy, and that they will all be appreciated by future classes, coming, as they do, from our own personal observations of dire educational needs in this school.”
Ch: “Good, let’s hear them!”
3rd Student: “Well, first of all I'd suggest a practical little relief measure
called Fund for the Benefit of Students Who Are Weak in Math. This would provide for the establishment of a research foundation to discover and provide to such students that future boon to mankind, selfsolving text books!”
Ch: “Fine! We’ll put that down for S50,()()().”
3rd Student: “Then I should suggest a Fund to Provide Caesar Students
with Celluloid Cuffs. Only think how much laundry our mothers would have saved if some philanthropic society had provided us, in our day, with such things. Alas! I sigh to think that some of us had even no cuffs at all, and were obliged to memorize all those stupid declensions and conjugations when they could have been so easily noted, for exams, on the proper kind of stuff. Fellow students, let us see to it that our successors do not share our hardships—let us provide them with celluloid cuffs.”
Ch: “Good. We shall do it!”
3rd Student: “Then, too, I have noted in past years, as have you all,
the increased tendency to hysteria, nervous breakdowns, prostrations, etc., of students before, during and after certain classes. This is largely due, I think, to uncertainty as to the quesions to be asked. I therefore suggest a foundation to be established, called the Class of ’26 Research Institute, to provide for a competent staff of seers, soothsayers, and prophets to consult over and determine the answers to any and all questions that might be asked by the faculty.”
Ch: “Splendid—the practicality of your suggestion is most helpful.”
3rd Student: “Then, also, it would be pleasant to leave our memory
enshrined in the French department by providing for an annual trip to Europe for all French classes, so that they may study the language under the most favorable conditions. This could be extended to include the Latin department if you think best.”
Ch: “Of course we will. I certainly would have liked to study Latin in
3rd Student: “Then there comes to my mind a noble deed for which
this school has long been waiting. How happy we should be that we, the Class
of ’26, can provide adequately for this project. I am referring to A Fund to Promote and Insure the Collection of Jokes for Teachers to tell their classes!” Bob: "Mr. Chairman. Those ideas are line, and I think we should adopt
them by all means. However, in this lavish expenditure of ours, we have overlooked one duty—nay, one trust and pleasure. We all know how much our teachers have done for us in the past years. We’ve all seen and appreciated their jolly fellowship and sage advice. Now it certainly seems right that we should do something big for them, doesn’t it? I’ve been sitting here thinking what that something big could be. And here’s what I thought:
“You see, our teachers don’t seem to be able to get much exercise. We can run around a lot, between classes, but all they do, all day, is sit in the classrooms and listen to us recite. It doesn’t seem fair that these good people should ruin their health on our account, does it? No. Well, let’s take some of this money and fit up the halls with gym mats, trapezes, weight-lifters, boxing-gloves and things like that. Then, between classes, the instructors can dash out and have five minutes or so of healthful, invigorating exercise, right at their classroom doors. Imagine coming back ten years from now! What an inspiring sight it will be to see,, when class-bell rings, the teachers having a few minutes of pure enjoyment. Think how refreshing it will be to see Mr. Eddy resting his tired nerves after a close session of algebra by doing handsprings down the corridor; Miss Zentz and Miss Mathews having a brisk five minutes of boxing before their fourth period classes; Mr. Stillings, our beloved principal swinging easily in the trapezes before launching a series of big jumps towards the office, and turning a couple of somersaults into the net in front of the door. Isn’t that a millennium worth working for—and spending our money to encourage? I recommend a Fund for the Promotion on Inter-Class Exercise for Instructors.” Ch: “And I second the motion. It is an inspiring prospect, worthy of
our fondest hopes and earnest endeavor. And say, before I forget it—don’t you think future students will be interested in the faces of those who will be responsible for these gigantic changes and improvements in education? I mean, er-r welt, with all due modesty, it occurs to me that they will have a fitting and proper curiosity as to what we—this committee—looked like. So I think it only right that we should set aside a certain sum of money—possibly §20,000—to have our portraits painted by some adequate artist, suitable framed, and hung in the hall. Doesn’t it seem to yon . . ?”
(Enter Class President).
C. P.: “Say, you fellows, aren’t you through spending that 817.16 yet?
You’ve been out here for an hour. I don’t want to hurry you or anything, but .” Ch: “SI7.16—say, didn’t you know about the million dollars?”
C. P.: “The million dollars?”
Ch: “Certainly, that some wealthy bird is going to give us to spend in
the interests of the school? Look at this note that was found in the hall. Why, we’ve been planning . . . .”
C. P.: (Looks at the note) “Oh! that isn’t about any million dollardonation.”
Chorus: “It isn’t?”
C. P.: “No! That’s a piece of the Class Statistics I lost. In it, Ben
figures out that if a million dollars were donated to the school, it would take 8999,324.73 to provide napkins at 33,761 school banquets.”
Chorus: “Well, can you beat that?”
Ch: “Oh., come on, fellows, let’s go into secret session and decide how to
spend this 817.16.”
Suggestions in the Farrell High School - Reflector Yearbook (Farrell, PA) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.