Farrell High School - Reflector Yearbook (Farrell, PA)
- Class of 1928
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Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-eight
Published Annually by the Senior Class Farrell High School
PENNSYLVANIAThe Board of Directors
H. S. Bovard Mrs. Izoi.a Read
Mrs. Sadie Horton
Mrs. Sophia Poi.angin
J. B. Roux
George J Wet her stein
President Vice President .... Treasurer
J. G. Marshall
Secretary to the Board of DirectorsForeword
In presenting to you this volume of “The Reflector,” we have endeavored to embody within it the spirit of our school and the traditions of our town, the doctrine of service and the industrial spirit of Farrell. Our miils have been and are the most important factor in the development of our community. By their magnetic attraction for laborers, they have exerted a tremendous influence on the growth of our school. Therefore, as a symbol of the spirit of Farreii, as a record of lasting friendships and hours of joy and toil, and as a service to our Alma Mater whose future shall uphold the traditions of its past, we present to you this volume, “The Industrial Spirit of Farrell, Pennsylvania.” If these ideas are embodied in the pages of this book, then our purpose has been accomplished.
W tl) appreciation for Ijis loyalty, juS= tice, Sympathy, and steadfast friendship, and toith immeasurable respect for tlje jllan, We, tlje Senior Class, affectionately beb= icate tfjis boltune to our belobeb uperm tendent 3KUilliam W. Arinin.
IX. FeaturesHis friendliness and his enthusiasm have won him an enviable place in the hearts of the students.IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM E. SHELLEN BERGER
A man kind in disposition, spiritual in daily living, loyal in service, distinguished in his profession, and faithful even unto the end.The Faculty
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FifteenThe Faculty of Farrell High School
IK WIN, WILLIAM, Superintendent of Schools VINCENT, Q. («., Principal of the High School
ANDERSON. CORNELIA E. Indiana State Teachers College: Commercial, Adviser of the
Junior Business League, General Treasurer.
BOM BECK, CLARISSA Indiana State Teachers College: Social Science.
COOLEY, SARAH A. Westminster College B.S.: Science, Athletic Council Secretary, Faculty Manager Girls’ Basket Ball Team.
I)E MAISON. ADELAIDE . l. Allegheny College
A.B.: English, Adviser of Orators.
DONI.1N. FLORENCE B. Allegheny College A.B.: Meadville Commercial CoTleg?. Commercial, Head of Commercial Department. Adviser and Treasurer of Junior Business League.
DVORYAK, GEORGE W. Slippery Rock State Teachers College: Social Science, School News Rc|x rter, Manager Faculty Basket Ball Team.
GANAPOSKI, WILLIAM -Central State Normal: Director of Physical Education, Athletic Coach, Member Athletic Council.
GOJDJCS, ANNE Pennsylvania State College, A.B.: English, Adviser of Essayists, Director
of Junior Assemblies.
GOLDEN. MARTHA F. Thiel College A.B.: English. Adviser of Current Events Club.
HETRA, JOHN Westminster College A.B.: Guidance, Adviser of Orators.
HUMMER. BESSIE J. Allegheny College A.B.: Mathematics.
JAMISON, VIRGINIA—Grove City College: Music, Director of Orchestra and of Glee Clubs, Director of Operettas.
JONES, ALVA M. University of Pittsburgh A.B.: Carnegie Library School. Librarian,
Adviser of Student Library Club.
JENSEN. C. H. Allegheny College A.B.: Science, Mathematics, Athletic Manager, Member of Athletic Council.
JOSE. ALICE E. Mount Union College AkB. : Eighth and Ninth Grade Activities. Director of Eighth and Ninth Grade Assemblies.
KING. RUTH- Buckneil University A.B.: Mathematics.
LOTH. CLARENCE F. Buffalo State Teachers Co'lege: Woodworking.
LUCAS, MRS HANNAH -Slippery Rock State Teachers College: English.
MASON, GEORGE Allegheny College A.B.: Social Sc ence, Adviser of Debating and Oratorical Clubs.
McCOMMONS. HELEN Edinboro State Teachers Col’ege: Art. Adviser of Art Clubs, Adviser
of the Poster Club, Art Adviser of the “Reflector.’’
McIHH GALL. T. E. Grove City College Ph.B.: History. Mathematics.
M1CKULOMC. HELEN V. Westminster, A.B.: Latin. Adviser of Debating Club.
MITCH I -LTRKE, ALICE Edinboro State Teachers College: Mathematics.
BURNS, CECELIA—Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio: School Nurse.
F R EE I) M A N. MILDRED—Farrell High School: Secrejarv to the Sujierintendent of Schools.
MIXER, E. M. Allegheny College M.A.: Science.
PERRINE. LUCRETIA MRS. Westminster College A.B. English, Adviser of Declamation Club.
PERKI.NO. MARY Indiana State Teachers College: English.
PINTAR, ANTHONY J.—Grove City B.S.: Mathematics.
POLLARD, FLORENCE Westminster College A.B.: English, Adviser of Essayists.
PORTER. KATHERINE Ohio Northern University: Commercial, Adviser Junior Business
RANKIN, JESSAMINE Slippery Rock State Teachers College: Physical Education. Girls’
Basket Ball Coach, Member of Athletic
RILEY, M. GENEVIEVE Syracuse University
A. B. -French, Adviser of Alpha Literary Club, Junior Class Treasurer, Adviser of Junior Class, Adviser of Recitation Club, Director of Alpha Literary Club Plays.
SAGE. H ELEN Carnegie Institute of Technology
B. S.: Sewing, Adviser of Operetta and Play
SCHROT, ERNEST I. -Central State Normal: Mathematics, Treasurer of Athletic Association, Member of Athletic Council.
SHELLEN BERGER, WILLIAM E.—Grove City College: Activities, Teacher in Farrell School's 1908-1927. Died December 17. 1927.
SMITH. CHARLOTTE Allegheny College A.B.: Mathematics.
STILLSTROM. NELL Grove City College A.B.: Social Science, English, Adviser of Spelling Club.
THOMAS, WILLIAM Westminster College A..B: Social Science, School News Reporter.
TURNBULL. GERALD Buffalo State Teachers College: Electrical Science.
WALLACE, JULIA SHOOP- Muskingum College A.B., B.S.: St cial Science, Adviser of Cur-
rent Events Club, Travel Lecturer.
WARD, RUSSELL K. Grove City College B.S.: Science.
WEINER, ANNE -University of Pittsburgh A.B.: Social Science.
W1BLE, MARION J. University of Pittsburgh A.B.: Social Science, Adviser of Current
WIESE. MILDRED Battle Creek College B.S.: Cooking, Director of High School Cafeteria.
WILSON, DOROTHY B. Westminster College A.B.: Activities, Director of Seventh Grade
7.ENTZ ESTHER A. B Thiel College A R English, Head of the English Department, Adviser and Treasurer of the Senior Class. Adviser of “The Reflector,” Director of Class Plays.
SCHUSTER, KATHERINE Farrell High School: Secretary to the High School Principal.
VERM EIRE, ARTHUR Truant Officer.
SixteenSenior Class Officers
ALBERT MAYNARD ...................
JOSEPH TOMINOVICH .............. Vice President
ADA SHORT ........................... Secretary
MISS ZENTZ Adviser and Treasurer
CLASS COLORS Old Rose and Silver
CLASS FLOWER Rose
CLASS MOTTO “Climb though the rocks be rugged”
“Don’t you worry! Don’t you t'ret! 1928 will get there yet!
We are winners—well, we guess! Seniors, Seniors—Yes! Yes! Yes!”
“Farrell High School Forever” Air: “Santa Lucia”
NineteenThe Reflector Staff, 1928
BENJAMIN GELFAND Editor
JOSEPH FRANK WILLIAM CANTELUPE POWERS MARSHALL
MARIK PILCH MARGARET ARMSTRONG BEATRICE WARD
MARGARET SCHWARTZ GENEVIEVE HEAGNEY RHEA ZEIGLER
GERALDINE DAVIS MARTHA BERNARD
ISADORE BERKO WITZ
SIDNEY APPLEBAUM HANNAH ROTH
PAULINE ROSENBLUM ELLEN FRITCHMAN
MARGARET MARTINI Art Editor
ESTHER EBERT Advertising Manager
MISS McCOMMONS MR. VINCENT MISS ZENTZ
Art Adviser Business Adviser Faculty Adviser
MARY COLECCHI MARIE PALKO ELIZABETH SCHUNN
LOUISE WHITE HELENA WIESEN VERA YANKOVICH
Twenty-oneMARY I.. ADLER
"She s| eaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought."
Mary’s individuality makes her an outstanding member of our class. L. C. I,. Club 3: (lice Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; “An (Kd Fashioned Mother” 3.
MARGARKT G. ANTAU-"Pcg”
"Cheerfulness and good-will make labor light.” Peg’s two hobbies are typing and playing the pipe organ. Junior Business League 3, 4; Commercial Contestant 3; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky Break” 4.
SIDNEY APPLKBAUM "Apples”
“Cheerful yesterdays and confident tomorrows are in this man.”
Sidney’s humor has found a jierennial haven in the school. "Reflector" Feature Editor 3. 4; Latin Club 3; "Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky Break” 4.
INEZ C. ARMOUR "Ignat "
"Her cheery smile would shorten a mile."
"Ignat " is a true and a faithful friend. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; "A Lucky Break" 4.
ISADORE BEKKOVVITZ "Is”
"TJiey that govern the most make the least noise.”
"Is" prefers to study and to remain cpiiet in class. Latin Club 3; "Reflector” Athletic Editor 4; “A Lucky Break" 4.
MARTHA K. BERNARD—"Marty”
"None but herself could lie her parallel.” Marty’s charming personality is admired by all. "Reflector” Activities Editor 4; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 2, 3. 4; "Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky
“A basketball player of distinction."
"Kevy’s” saxophone solos as well as his ability in football and in basketball have won a place for him in the hearts of the students. Varsity Football 2. 3, 4; Varsity Basketball L 2, 3. 4; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3. 4; Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 3; "Polished Pebbles" 3; Director of Alpha Orchestra 3.
S WILLIAM CANTELUPE—“Bill"
“Energy and persistence conquer all things."
His determination and resourcefulness will assure him success in his chosen career. Assistant Business Manager "Reflector" 4; Latin Club 3; Alpha Literary Club 3, 4; Glee Club 3; "Polished Pebbles" 3.
Twenty-;w ►JOSEPHINE COUSINTIXE "Jo"
"Few thinRx arc impossible to diligence and skill."
Jo is a neat and an accurate stenographer. Junior Business League 3, I: Latin Chib 3; (•Ice Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3.
WILLIAM L. CURRIE “Bill"
"One who could not resist the ladies."
Bill is fond of acting and of dancing the latest steps. Dramatic Club 3; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 3; "Polished Pebbles ' 3; "A Lucky Break" I; Literary Contestant, Debate 3, 4.
GEORGIA DAVIS "Gigi"
"A healthful soul, a tranquil mind, a temper sweet, and a heart refined."
Because of her loyal love for school work, it is only natural for "Gigi” to want to be a 'earlier. Latin Club 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; L.
C. L. Club 3; "Polished Pebbles" 3; "A Lucky Break" 4.
K. ESTHER EBERT
"Thin girl with disposition so sweet, in basket, ball, is hard to beat."
Esther has scholastic and musical ability as well. Basketball Varsity 2, 3, 4; L. C. L. Club President 3; (ilee Club 2, 3, 4; "Polished Pebb’es" 3; "A Lucky Break" 4: Advertising Manager "Reflector” 4.
MARY MARGARET EVANS
“Bright was her face with smles." Mary's dramatic ability in the flap| cr role in our plays will not be forgotten. "An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “A Lucky Break" 4; Junior Business League 2. 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4: "Polished Pebbles" 3; Kodak Club 3.
JOSEPH FRANK "Josh"
"Diligence and ambition accomplish much.” “Josh" is a rare comjxiund of dramatic, scholastic, and executive ability. Business Manager "Reflector" 4: Latin Club 3; (ilee Cub 3; “Polished Pebbles" 3; "A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant. Debate 2, 3, 4; Won first place in county in Current Events 4.
BENJAMIN G ELF AN I)—"Ben"
"An excellent student as a rule uplifts the standards of the school."
Ben’s traveling exjieriences an«l literary style make him an excellent student, essayist, debater, and editor. Editor-in-Chief "Reflector” 4; "A Lucky Break” 4: Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 3; Literary Contestant, Debate and Essay 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; Dramatic Club 3; Won first place as Mercer County Essayist in 1927 ami in 1928; Won "Scholastic" prize in travel es ay contest, 1927.
BRONCO GRACENIN "Bronco”
"Listening and thinking are more than talking.”
Bronco is a good listener and a thinker. "A Lucky Break" 4.
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"Whatc’cr she did was done with case, for her ’twas natural to please."
Margaret, an ever willing helper in class affairs, enjoys doing things for others, (dee Club 2, 3, 4; I,. C. L. Club 3; “Polished Pebbles' 3.
CARL J. HAVRILLA—“Ki” “Electricity is inv s|»ccialty, in it I excel.” "Ki" is the possessor of those qualities that make us like a j erson the better we know him. Electricity Club 3; “A Lucky Break" 4.
l GEN EV1 EVE 11EAG N E V "Her high ideals, her pureness of heart, her smiles and brilliancy everywhere dart.’ Genevieve has excellent literary and dramatic ability. She has done much for her school. Literarv Editor "Reflector” 3, 4;
Alpha Lterary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Dramatic Club 3; “Am I Intruding ' 3; "Kempy" 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky Break” 4; Literal v Contestant, Recitation 1, 2, 3, 4.
P SUZAXNE HETRA “Sue"
"Her pleasing manners create contentment where’er she strays."
Suzanne's loyalty to her friends, her teacher?.. and her school, is admirable. Alpha Literary Club 1. 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3; (dec Club 3. 4; “I'ohshcd Pebbles” 3; “Am 1 Intruding?” 3; Literary Contestant, Declamation 3.
RUTH J. HOR0VITZ “Rufus”
"To entertain is my chief delight.” Through her dramatic, literary, and social ta ents, Ruth has done much for her school. " Rufus" is an excellent hostess. Alumni Editor "Reflector” 3; Senior Editor 4; Alpha Literary Club 1. 2, 3, 4; Alpha Secretary 3; Dramatic Club 3; (dee Club 2, 3. 4; Orchestra 2. 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; “Kempy” 3; “A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant 1, 2, 3. 4; Debate 1, 2, and Current Events 3, 4.
JOHN LA CAMERA “Hunsie"
"He has always proved a sjxirt, and besides, he is the studious sort.”
When he worked, he worked; when he played the game, he played. Football Varsty 2, 3, 4; Basketball Varsity 2, 3, 4; Alpha Literary Cub 2, 3. 4; Alpha Orchestra Manager 3; Kodak Club 3; Class Vice President 2.
JOHN I). LOW “Hi"
“Talent and integrity are entirely at your command."
"Hi” has brought Farrell’s oratorical fame t « a high standard. Class Vice President 3; Alpha Literary Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Alpha President 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 3; F x t-ball Team 1. 2, 3, 4: Basketball Team 3; Track Team 3, 4; “Am 1 Intruding?" 3; “Kempy” 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; Literary Contestant 1, 2. 3, 4; Oration. Won County Oratorical Championship in 1927.
'BERTHA ANNE MACHUGA “Bert" “For they can conquer who believe they can."
Bertha has the enviable virtue of stick-to-itiveness. Aloha Literarv Club 2, 3, 4; Alpha Secretary 4; Dramatic Cfub 3; (dee Club 3, 4; Art Club 3; "Am I Intruding?" 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother" 3; “A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant 3, 4, Recitation.
Twenty-four■ SAMUEL H. MAGNOTTO—“Pasc”
"A busy man has time for all things.”
Sam is the man of affairs in our class and because of his love for F. H. S., lie has served her nobly in all the many and the laborious tasks that have been Riven to him. Assistant Business Manager ‘'Reflector" 3; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Alpha President 4; Student Manager of Athletics 4; Athletic Council 4; Latin Club 3; Glee Club 3: “Polished Pebbles” 3; “A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant, Oration 1, 2, 3, 4; Representative in County Oratorical Contest in 1926.
NANCY ANNE MAMMARELLA—“Nan”
“She does her best in all she tries and nothing less.”
“Nan” is a true, amiable, and generous friend. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4: French Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles” 3.
VMARGARET MARTINI—‘‘Texas Slim” "There are people who stoutly declare this lady doth always her lessons prepare.”
An excellent student. Margaret’s rare good sense, pleasing personality, and keen sense of humor make her a splendid companion. “Reflector” Art Editor 3, 4; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Kodak Club 3; Art Club 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “A Lucky Break” 4.
“Wise to resolve and patient to perform.” Angelo very capably displayed his school spirit and his literary ability. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Latin Club 3; “A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant, Declamation 2, 3, 4.
JOSEPH MASTRIAN “Mac” “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” Joe is ever ready and willing to lend a helping hand to all. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Latin Club 3; “A Lucky Break” 4.
MA RGARET MUNROE—“Peg”
“There is great force hidden in a sweet command.”
Margaret’s interests lie in athletics and in the profession of nursing. Glee Club 3, 4: Sewing Club 3; Basketball Varsity 3; “Am I Intruding?” 3.
FR EI)A N EWMAN—“Fritz”
“Her eyes are blue: her worries are few.” She has an abundance of j ep, and not to see her happy-go-lucky-carefree self at a regular good time well, it isn’t one. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; "A Lucky Break” 4.
GUY A. NEWTON “Newt”
“There is honesty, manhood, and good fellowship in thee.”
His sterling qualities and frank, pleasing manner make him one of the best liked fellows in school. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3. 4; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 3: Varsity Football 2, 3; Track 2. 3: “Polished Pebbles" 3; Literary Contestant, Oration 3.
Twenty- fiSTELLA R. PAN NUTO—“Stell”
Although Stella is a faithful attendant to duty, she also finds a good deal of time to mix socially. Junior Business League 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles” 3; “An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “A Lucky Break” 4.
KDWARI) F. PETRAS—“Ed”
Short of stature but large of heart, sympathetic ami generous, yet with a fixedness of purpose this is Ed. Kodak Club 3.
PAULINE M. ROSEN BLUM “Pat”
"Pat” is most truly versatile—being as much at home in class as she is on the dance floor. Society Editor “Reflector” 4; Alpha Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky Break” 4; Literary Contestant, 1, 2, 3, 4; Essay.
ROBERT M. SABO “Bunsen”
Looks, personality, intelligence, and talent all in one this is Bob! Use your talents, Bob! Alpha Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Alpha Vice President 4; Dramatic Club 3; Latin Club 3; “A Lucky Break” 4; "Reflector” Associate Editor 3; Literary Contestant, Declamation 3; Debate 4.
M A RGA R ET SC 11WA RTZ
With her jovial disposition, her honest effort, ami her congenial personality, Margaret will meet success wherever she goes. "Reflector” Literary Editor 4; Alpha Literary Club L 2, 3, 4; Junior Business League 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3; "Kempv” 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Lucky Break" 4; Literary Contestant, Declamation 2, 3, 4.
MILDRED SCOW DEN "Middy”
“Middy's” charming personality and her literary and musical talents will bring her sue-cess, as a musician and teacher. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Music Club 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles” 3; Literary Contestant, Piano 2.
MARGARET P. TORTORKTI "Margy”
Because of her interest in typing, it is only natural for Mar y to win many medals. Her hobbies are music and dancing. Junior Business League 2, 3, 4; Commercial Contestant 3: "Polished Pebbles" 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother" 3; "A Lucky Break” 4; Glee Club 4.
EVANGELINE E. WOODFOI.K—“Van”
"Van” has been a faithful student. Her hobby is music. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Music Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3.
WILLIAM WOODSIDE "Billie”
"Bill’s” chief delight is to play the role of hero in class or club plavs. lie is a i opular student of drama. Alpha Literary Club 1. 2. 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "Kempy” 3; "Am I Intruding?” 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; "A Lucky Break" 4.
Twenty-sixM A KG A K KT A. A K M STRONG—"M arnie"
"In life this maid no doubt will write a unique page.
For she sometimes appears u|x»n the stage."
“Marnie" hopes to be a librarian, for she is a lover of literature. Alpha Literary Club 1. 2. 3, 4; Glee Cub 1; Kodak Club 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; Associate Editor "Reflector" 4; "A Full House” 4; "Tulip Time” 4.
ROSA BELLE AUSTIN "Bobbie"
"Always in a cheerful mood and never
"Bobbie" does not believe in worrying. Music is her hobby. Aloha Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Music Club 3.
THOMAS BECHTOLD "Mugsy”
"True blue, clear through."
"Mugsy” allows nothing to worry him until the hour of action arrives, ami yet in imj ort-an maters he is very serious. Gymnasium Club 3.
CARL BILLION! "Carley"
"Talent bu'Ms itself in quietude, character in the stream of the world."
Carl’s convincing manner and wninine smile will bring him success. Gym. Club 3; Varsity Football Team 3.
JOSEPHINE' BLAZAVITCH "Babe” "She scatters sunshine where'er she goes."
“Josephine is light-hearted and joyous, and can. in five minutes conversation, dispel the gloomiest of moods. Junior Business League 3, 4: Secretary 3; Glee Cub 3. 4; "Doris Comes To Town” 3; "A Full House” 4.
ETHEL B )BBY—"Eddie"
She’s meek and quiet no one will deny it, but ice she’s begun she’s there with the fun.”
Ethel is an accomplished pjanist and of course an ever willing accompanist. Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Art Club 3; Orchestra 1, 2; Literary Contestant, Piano 2; “An Old Fashioned Mother" 3; Alpha Literary Club I, 2, 3, 4.
COLEMAN BUCCO—"Potato Pete"
"He has accomp'ished many a remarkable feat, And as a cheer leader he’s hard to beat."
"Pete’s" interest in athletics has made him a capab'e cheer leader. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4; “Jumbo Jum” 4.
“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told."
He is small in stature; he possesses a logical mind. Junior Business League 3, 4; "A Full House" 4.
Twenty-sevenMARY A. COLECCHI “Mae” “Fellow-feeling makes us wondrous kind.”
Mary’s quiet and studious nature lias won her manv friends. Junior Business League 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Tulip Time" 4.
MARY CSATLOS “Dickey”
“She is modest and quiet, reserved and studious.”
This pleasing little Miss is quite industrious. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
SUSAN DAN ESSA—“Sue”
“Silence has many advantages.”
Although Sue has little to say, she thoroughly enjoys the witty remarks of her classmates. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
CERALI 1X K DA VIS—“Jerry”
“This wonderful girl with a wonderful way will be a worthy ‘Stcnog some day.”
“Jerry” has won high respect and has always been looked on as an able student. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glcc Club 3, 4; "A Full House” 4; Activities Editor “Reflector” 4; “Doris Comes To Town” 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "Tulip Time” 4.
ERMA DI SILVIO—“Ermie”
“Self trust is the essence of heroism.”
Erma’s cheerful smile and pleasant ways are admired by all. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Sewing Club 3.
ELVA MARIE FLEET—“Honey”
“Silence is the speech of love, the music of the spheres above.”
Elva is sympathetic and has a mutual interest in others. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "Tulip Time” 4.
J ELLEN FRITCHMAN—“Fritchie”
“She is a dear, lovable girl who counts her friends by the score.”
Ellen is prompt and business-like in all she does. She is an indefatigable worker who has filled well her place in F. H. S. Linesville High School 1; Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; “A Strenuous Life" 3; "An Old Fashioned Mother" 3; "A Full House” 4; “Tulip Time” 4.
GE RGE GARFUNKLE-“Cookie’’
“A head for business and an eye for a good time.”
George possesses a remarkable sense of humor along with his business ability. Tunior Business League 3, 4; Gym Club 5; Cheerleader 3, 4; “Doris Comes To Town” 3; “A Full House” 4.
“He likes to wing with mirth the weary hours, or with romantic music the heart to cheer.
Steve is one of those quiet, unassuming fellows who does things. Junor Business League 3,4; Orchestra I, 2, 3, 4; Literary Contestant, Violin 2, 3, 4: “Doris Comes To Town” 3; Won County Violin Contest 4.
MARY' DOROTHEA C» LA DISH "Gladic” "Mary is steadfast and brave.”
Although others have bobbed their hair, hers she has saved. Alpha Literary Club 2, 3. 4; Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “A Full House” 4.
• ANGELO GRANDE—“Ham”
“The world's no better if we worry. Life’s no longer if wc hurry.” ’
Angelo has many and varied interests, but from all ap| earances he takes things calmlv. Latin Club 3: "A Strenuous Life” 3; “A Full House" 4.
WILLIAM GUNESCH “Gun”
"Reason’s whole pleasure lies in health, peace and competence.”
William’s interest lies in a good game of football. Kodak Club 3; Varsity Football T-eam 2, 3, 4.
“Give me a pole, a gun, and a tent, and by the side of a stream I’ll be content.”
In the future watch the sj orting page of the press, for Wallie has ambitions along that line. Gym Club 3.
“He’s short, witty and wise, but he can not be judged by size.”
"Eddie" joyfully trips the light fantastic at our Senior parties. Junior Business League 3, 4; "Doris Comes To Town" 3; “A Lucky Break” 4.
EDITH MAE HOGUE—“Dede”
“She is quiet and sedate, but kind
"Dede’s” smile of sociability has made her a favorite. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; “An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
ROBERTA M. KING—“Bunt”
“Our Captain helped to win each game and brought us much basketball fame.”
Attractive personality, scholastic ability, and unmistakable goodness are Bunt’s traits.’ Athletic Editor “Reflector” 4; Varsity Basketball 1, 2, 3. 4; Captain 4; Junior Business League 3, 4; Nice President 3; President 4; Commercial County Contest 3; Commercial State Contest 3; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3: "Tulip Time” 4.
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“Each morning secs my task begun; each evening finds my duty done.”
Lillian was always a prompt and willing hcli er to the office secretary. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4.
HELM AS LLEWELLYN “Susie”
"A cheerful countenance betokens a good heart.”
Delntas is a genial companion and a faith ful friend. Electricity Club 3.
HARVEY P. LURIE “Harv”
“A true scout is he.”
Harvey is a sympathetic friend; he is the kind of a fellow wc all like to know. Junior Business League 3, 4; "Doris Comes To Town” 3: “A Lucky Break” 4.
GEORGE MACKEY “Irish”
“In class he was never a bore; he’d dig into fun down to the core.”
“Irish" jKJSsesses an abundance of ready wit and dramatic ability. Kodak Club 3; Dramatic Club 3; “A Strenuous Life” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
“Wc are by nature observers and therefore learners.”
Powers has a keen, logical mind. In P. O. 1). heiis a marvel! Kodak Club 3; Varsity Football Team 4; Assistant Business Manager "Reflector” 4.
ESTHER V. MARTIN “Patsy”
“Wisdom and work, and will and way, accomplish a little every day.”
Although Esther is seldom heard, she is always ready to have her saw Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Sewing Club 4.
SARAH J. MASON—“Sally”
“Behind that calm exterior a sweet person-aliyt lies.
Kindness and gentleness are seen in her eyes.”
Sarah believes that “Silence is golden.” Junior Business League 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
ALBERT M AYNARD—“Al”
“Besides being Class President, he's an athlete. So versatile a fellow, we very seldom meet.”
Hi resourcefulness, his high principles, and his congenial personality have won Albert the favor and the admiration of all. Hickory High School 1: Class Secretary 3; Class President 4; Latin Club 3; Varsity Football 3, 4; “A Strenuous Life” 3: "An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “A Full House” 4.
ThirtyHARRY McPAKMX “Tubby"
“Not too serious; not too gay."
The place left vacant by Harry will be very difficult to fi’l. Gym Club 3; Varsity Football Team I, 2, 3, 4; “A Strenuous Life" 3.
“Say little; does a lot.
Doesn’t stop until he’s on top."
Steve is one of those rare few who arc able to knock the blue out of Monday. Latin Club 3.
GRACE MIXER “Dimps”
“Always laughing, always gay.
Always willing to show the way.”
Grace’s sunny disposition drives the clouds of care away and brings plenty of novelties each day. Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4.
VICTOR MROZKK “Vic"
“Kind of heart, of mind quite sound.
A friend you like to have around."
Personally, ititel'igence, and talent make Victor an outstanding student of our class. President of the French Club 3; “A Strenuous Life” 3.
i WILLIE NATHAN'-“Willie"
“He says little but thinks much."
In athletics he is not seen on the floor or in the field, but he plays a hard game on the side lines. Kodak Club 3; Alpha Literarv Club 3.
MARJAN R. OSTROWSKI “Ow”
“Make merry! Though the day be gray. Forget the clouds and let’s be gay."
When the stage scenery has to be set up, Marjan is riirht there. Dramatic Club 3; “A Strenuous Life” 3.
“She has no time to s|w rt away the hours. All must be earnest in a life like ours."
Marie has received much praise from the Faculty for her neat, accurate, and excellent papers. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3. 4.
MARIE M. PILCH “Em"
“Knowledge to know. al ,;tv to do, energy to accomplish ’
Marie’s work on the “Reflector” staff deserves much credit. She is the assistant editor who was always on duty. Associate Editor "Reflector” 4; Secretary “Reflector" Staff 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Commercial Contestant 3; State Commercial Contestant 3; Glee Club 3, 4; “A Full House” 4.
Thirty-oneNELLIE RAINE Y “Nell”
“Life is something we must face Kven if the world is a cold place.”
Nell in her observatory is usually able to detect the sunshine beyond the cloud. Glee Club 3, 4; Kodak Club 3.
J MARY CATHERINE REESE “Cassic”
"In quietness and in confidence is her strength.”
“Cassie’s” friendly greetings and cheery ways make numberless friends for her. Glee Cub 3. 4; K dak Ciub 3; “Polished Pebbles' 3; “An old Fashioned Mother” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
HAROLD REESE “A Musician ’tis true, and a good one too.” Harold and Harry are the famous twins of our class. They possess musical, dramatic, and scholastic ability. Alpha Literary Club 1, 2. 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Kodak Club 3; Music Club 3; “Polished Pebbles" 3; “A Strenuous Life" 3; Pianist Alphian Orchestra 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
“Here’s a man of strong heart and ready hand.”
When you want a thing done, get Harry, lie is an excellent toastmaster. His splendid work as Junior Class President will not be forgotten. Class President 3; Alpha Literary Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Dramatic Club 3; K slak Club 3: Cheerleader 3. 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Kempv" 3; Literary Contestant, Vocal 2, 3, 4; “Tulip Time” 4.
MILDRED RODITCH "Mill” “Helping others is a good deed.”
This studious Miss is a faithful worker. Junior Business League 3, 4.
HANNAH E. ROTH
“She will always accomplish what she undertakes.”
Our versatile Hannah is as much at home on the stage as she is in the class room. She is always a star on the assembly programs. You shou’d see her give solo dances. Feature Editor “Reflector” 4; Dramatic Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Junior Business League 3; “A Strenuous Life” 3; Literary Contestant 3.
LEONARD ROUX “T. B.”
“He’s very deliberate, but he has a definite aim.”
In the football team of 1927 “T. B." was a Ixni'.der in the stonewall defense. Ask him why he is so interested in West Middlesex. Kodak Club 3; F x tball Varsity 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3; “A Full House” 4.
ANITA SAL ANTI—“Niece”
“The deepest rivers flow with least sound.” Anita is one of the sweetest girls that can be found. Junior Business League 3. 4;
Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; “An Old Fashioned Mother" 3.
Thirty-twoCARL StIENKKR “Jess”
“Small of stature but full of pep,
Stand aside and watch his step.
Carl is rather an unassuming chap, but he keeps up very well with all current events. Gym Club 3.
ELIZABETH ANNE SC HU NX -“Lizzie” “Wise and prudent is she.”
Elizabeth has the honor of being the best
typist in the Senior Class. Junior Business
League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Alpha Literary Club 3, 4; “Polished Pebbles” 3.
MARGARET SCHWELLING "Peggie”
“A quiet, good-hearted girl.”
“Peggie’s” ways are smooth as a pearl. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4.
J ADA SHORT “Shorty”
“When we are sincere, people repose trust in us.”
Ada has been an efficient and faithful Class Secretary. She is interested in Westminster College. We wish her success! Class Secretary 4; Kodak Club 3; Glee Club 3, 4; “An ( ld Fashioned Mother" 3; “Polished Pebbles” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
MARGARET SMITH “Peggie”
“Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
Made up of neatness and carefulness.”
When Peggie plays, she plays thoroughly; when she works, she works earnestly. Junior Business League 2, 3, 4; ('.lee Club 3, 4; “A Strenuous Life" 3: “Polished Pebbles” 3;
“Tulip Time” 4.
“Two things in life are worth while, pleasure and work.”
Although Sophie is an earnest student, she enjoys a good time. Glee Club 2, 3. 4; Kodak Club 3; "Polished Pebbles”3; “An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “Tulip Time” 4.
“To learn what you can do well, and then do it, is real happiness.”
Her gentle smile, her sunny disposition, and her pleasure in work have brought “Percy” many friends. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Commercial Countv Contest 3; Commercial State Contest 3; "Polished Pebbles” 3; "Tulip Time” 4.
LAURENCE STEVENSON “Zip”
"Jolly, friendly, and true,
A “handy man” around the school.” Everyone likes "Zip" for his cheerful manner and good nature. He is an excellent property manager for class plays. Electricity Club 3; “An Old Fashioned Mother” 3; “A Strenuous Life" 3; “A Full House” 4.
“A quiet, gentle lassie.
Fine in every resect."
To know Harriet is to know a true friend. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4.
FLORENCE SULLIVAN ••Doric
"( ne of the best basketball players ever found. She has brought to Farrell High, much renown.”
"Doric” does well each task which is hers to do. Varsity Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4.
SAMUEL TARAN "Sam”
"Not an invalid, but admits things might be worse,
For then, all that is necessary is to have a good nurse."
Besides his regular course, and an extra course in co-education, Sam has found time to hold a place on the football eleven. Dramatic Club 3; Football Varsity 2, 3, 4; "A Strenuous Life” 3; "Tulip Time” 4.
S JOSEPH C. TOM I NOV ICH—"Oak”
"Whoever excels in what we prize apj ears a hero in our eyes.”
Joe is one of Farrell High's most popular all around athletes. He is always found in the thick of the fray. His personality endears him to his friends. Class Vice President 3, 4; Kodak Club 3; "Poor Father” 1; Footba’I Varsity 2, 3, 4; Football Captain 4; Varsity Basketball 2, 3. 4; "A Full House" 4.
JOSE PH ULICA—“Tornado”
"Silent energy moves the world.” "Tornado” is an earnest, ambitious, quiet and sincere student. He was a member of the Famous Five that made basketball history for Farrell in 1928. Captain Gym Club 3;
Basketball Squad 3, 4.
BEATRICE WARD "Bca"
"Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are.”
Beatrice commands a very high place among her fellow students. Associate Editor "Reflector” 4; Alpha Literary Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee C'ub 3, 4: K-wlak Club 3; Literary Contestant, Piano 3: "Poor Father” 1; “Polished Pebbles” 3; "A Strenuous Life” 3; "A Full House” 4; “Tulip Time” 4.
JAMES WATTERS—"H 2 O”
‘‘A wise one here and a wise one there.
For he thinks a laugh purifies the air.”
Electricity Club 3; "Tulip Time” 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3.
ROY R. WAYNE—“Chick"
"Capable of i erformitig any kind of difficult task,
And always bringing honor to our class.” Roy is an athlete and a musician of much ability. East High School, Columbus. Ohio 1, 2; Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Gym Club 3; Literary Contestant, Piano 4.
"She is a true lover of music ami expresses it in her playing ’
Elizabeth believes in the maxim, “Good things arc done up in small packages." Alpha Literary Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Music Club 3; "Polished Pebbles” 3; "Tulip Time" 4.
HELENA WIESEX "Lee”
"Rarely heard, yet imimrtant if tis only a word."
He'ena finds pleasure in the sweet delights which a quiet life affords. Junior Business League 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4; “Polished
Pebbles" 3; "Tulip Time” 4.
LOUISE J. WHITE—“Smiles"
"She does well each task which is hers to do. I e| eudability will lead her to success."
When you find a girl who adds to her other good qualities that of being a good sjiort, she is worth knowing. Junior Business League 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Sewing Club 3; “Polished Pebbles" 3; “Tulip Time" 4.
MARGARET E. WILLIAMS—“Peg”
"She is pretty to walk with ami witty to talk with, and pleasant too, to think on."
Margaret’s sunny disposition has brought ;: y to our class rooms. Junior Business League 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "Doris Comes To Town" 3; "Polished Pebbles" 3.
VERA YANKOVICH "Vee"
"This girl with disposition so sweet,
When it comes to grades, is hard to beat.”
At the hands of the Faculty, Vera receives virtue's reward Vera is a conscientious and efficient student and stenographer. Junior Business League 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; "A Strenuous Life" 3.
RHEA GERTRUDE ZE1GLER "Ostrich” "She is a girl who does her own thinking."
Rhea is an ever willing helper; she gives thought and consideration toothers. Assistant Literary Editor "Reflector” 4; Junior Business League 2. 3, 4; Alpha Literary Club 2. 3. 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Literary' Contestant 3; Piano 3, 4; "Polished Pebbles" 3; "Tulip Time" 4.
J AM ES ZIM M E R M AX “ Pinney"
“The first great work is that you may be true to yourself."
James has a place in all our hearts that will long keep its warmth. He is, above all, loyal to his friends. Gym Club 3; “A Strenuous Life" 3.
DAVID ZOLTOX "Dud"
"S » quiet a | erson we seldom meet.
But everyone knows: ‘Still waters run deep’."
David gets things done. Besides his regular school routine, he has found time to devote to music. (i!ee Club 3; kodak Club 3.
Thirty-fiveSenior Class History
In the fall of 1924, a group of new workers entered one of Farrell’s largest factories to begin a four year apprenticeship, which, when they were graduated, would make them skilled workmen. During the first year, the new workers became acquainted with the large factory and the various departments. Each worker was given a schedule on which was the daily routine. Many of the workers were somewhat confused, but soon overcame .this. The factory was under the supervision of the general manager, Mr. Robb, and general superintendent, Mr. Stillings. Each department was controlled by a foreman. The workers were then furnished with their tools and soon each one was busy at his or her “job.” Aside from their labor, the workers finished a successful year by giving a picnic at Buhl Park for the benefit of the second year workers.
In the fall of 1925, the factory re-opened and this group of workmen returned to take up their tasks of the second year. Being familiar with the factory, the workers began their duties without much difficulty. Each one worked faithfully and as a result were given a few privileges. The first was a weiner roast at Bobby’s Corners. The next and last event was the picnic at Buhl Park, but this time, as guests of the first year apprentices.
Then, after a happy three months’ vacation, they entered for the third year of their apprenticeship. At this time the factor)- had changed to new hands. It was now under the supervision of the general manager, Mr. W. W. Irwin, and general superintendent, Mr. Q. G. Vincent. The worker’s first duty was to become acquainted with the new supervisors. During this year, the apprentices distinguished themselves more than ever. Their first social gathering was a Hallowe’en Party held in the Gym. They again presented a play entitled “A Strenuous Life.” Then the gala event of the year was the banquet and dance. It was their duty to serve the last year apprentices; but in spite of the hard work, they thoroughly enjoyed it.
At last, in the fall of 1927, they entered for the last year of their apprenticeship to finish and prove themselves worthy of being skilled workmen. Every one was busily at work, doing tasks that would enable them to leave the factory with the honor of being full-fledged workers. But not all was drudgery. The first event of the year was a weiner roast held at Lingamore Park. Then a merry Hallowe’en Party was held in the Gym. A play entitled “A Full House” was presented to the public in the auditorium of the factory. The next events that the last-year apprentices are eagerly looking forward to, are first, the banquet at which they are to be guests and second, that wonderful day on which they will be graduated and will receive diplomas which will indicate that they are full-fledged workers from one of Farrell’s largest factories.
—Margaret Armstrong.The Class Will
Upon behalf of my client, the Senior Class of 1928, of the city of Farrell, state of Pennsylvania, U. S. A., I have the occasion to publish their last will and testament, and receive from their dying hands the few gifts they have to bestow in their last moments. They have tried to be just, as well as generous and impartial, in distributing the talents that have served them so faithfully these four years.
We, the Senior Class of 1928, being of sound mind and body, do make and publish this, our last will and testament, thereby revoking and making null and void all wills at any time heretofore made by us.
We will and bequeath to our Superintendent, Mr. Irwin, to our Principal, Mr. Vincent, and to our Faculty, our sincere affection, our deepest reverence, and our heartiest gratitude for all that they have done for us these four years.
We will and bequeath to the Juniors, the privilege of getting acquainted with Mr. Long and his “History of Knglish Literature,” the key to the chest of knowledge, and the rare privilege of occupying the seats in the auditorium, which we have so capably filled.
We will and bequeath to the Sophomores all tests which have caused us much worry and loss of sleep.
We will and bequeath to the Freshmen any stubs of pencils, erasers, or scraps of paper that we may have left behind us in the excitement and haste of gathering up our most cherished treasures for the last time. They arc also given the honor of becoming Seniors —some day.
To our report room teachers. Miss Cooley, Miss Mickulonic, and Miss Zentz, we will and bequeath our most sincere admiration and ever enduring friendship.
To all future orators we leave the oratorical powers of John Low and Sam Magnotto.
To the whole school we leave Ruth Horovitz’s rare collection of words and scrap books.
To Mr. Mason we leave our appreciation for his kind and willing help in our plays and contest, and his help in solving the problems which confronted us in P. 0. D. Class.
The Senior boys leave their mischief and noise to those who wish to get into trouble.
William Woodside leaves his strange power over women to the Freshmen boys.
Genevieve Heagncy leaves her dramatic ability to Nettie Neiman.
Edward Henning and William Cantelupe leave their dancing ability to Ben Kabakov.
Mary Gladish leaves her height to Alice Phillips.
The optimists of the Senior Class leave their expectations of being on the honor roll to anyone that wants to be disappointed.
Marie Palko leaves her speedy typewriter to Margaret Holop.
Beatrice Ward leaves her smiles to George Perrine.
Powers Marshall leaves his love of devouring candy in school to William Wachter.
Florence Sullivan leaves her athletic ability to Elizabeth Brown.
The Senior girls leave their banquet dresses to the coming Junior girls (shoes not included).
Margaret Martini leaves her place on the honor roll to anyone who will be willing to study as hard as she.
Albert Maynard leaves his Senior presidency to the one in the Junior class most fitted for the office.
Joe Tominovich leaves bis position of Captain of the Football Team to Joe Yazvac.
In conclusion we, the members of the Senior Class, will and bequeath to every person that passes from the doors of Farrell High and bears a sheepskin, the power to accomplish the “great things that were done of us.”
We, hereby, on this twenty-second day of May, 1928, affix our name and seal, and affirm this to be our last will and testament.
Signed: THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1928.
In Witness Whereof: MR. W. W. IRWIN, MISS SARAH COOLI Y. MISS ESTHER ZENTZ. MISS HELEN MICKULONIC.
Thirty sevenThe Seniors’ Farewell
This is our last day as Seniors of Farrell High School. Tomorrow we separate to go we know not where. Some of us will remain here to take postgraduate courses; some will begin college work and some will accept positions. We owe to the honor of our school that each shall succeed; that each shall do his best continually when we shall find occasion.
It is fitting that each shall show gratitude to his Alma Mater. It is an expression of the heart rather than of the lips. Each has experienced the disappointments and the defeats, the joys and the triumphs of school-life; each has won. Graduation is worth any price paid for it. The beauty of a high school education is that it is a means and not an end. Competition in the world today is so keen that a high school education is practically indispensable. It has proved best to take advantage of every privilege that our high school has offered and loyalty must be the price to be paid hereafter.
We have loved our high school much; we are glad to have finished, yet we hesitate to go. We are consoled by the fact that we can leave the field with heads high and colors flying, bearing a reward acceptable at its face value where-ever it may be presented. Yet before we part we would like to bequeath some legacies: to our school, everlasting loyalty; to our teachers, a student’s gratitude, and to the student body, graduation.
—The Class of 1928—G. H.
A GREETING TO THE SENIORS Front the Faculty
We are forty-five in number And we do love Farrell High; But ’tis with a pang of sorrow That we bid you all goodbye.
We love our High School Family. We want you to succeed;
We want you to be noble In spirit and in deed.
At times we’ve been severe— You may have thought us cruel; Yet we were only fitting you For work in life's great school.
And so, one by one,
We bid you each adieu.
We hope to our ideals.
You'll ’er be staunch and true.
We pray that in the future Wherever you may roam, Your dear old Alma Mater May ever be your home.
—Julia S. Wallace.
««« Forty twoClass Of 1929
1. Peter Bauer 60. Alfred La Camera
2. William Wachtcr 61. Xick Ladzevich
3. Rose Carine 62. Andrew Latsko
4. Esther Adler 63. Margaret Latsko
5. Savel Aicher 64. Blodwen Lawrence
6. Michael Amico 65. Hazel Lewis
7. William Andrew 66. Leo Lewis
8. Andrew Andrusky 67. Joseph Limpar
9. Irene Antal 68. Alice Logan
10. Bernice Arkwright 69. Mary Luther
11. Ora Armour 70. Edward Malsom
12. Leonard Baird 71. George McCartney
13. Louis Basta 72. Anthony Mickniewicz
14. Lucille Bernard 73. Anna Mihoc
15. Victoria Berkon —74. August Miller
16. Lillian Bcrkowitz 75. Steve Miller
17. Geraldine Bianco 76. Susie Morocco
18. Sophia Blazavitch 77. Catherine Munroc
19. Harry Bleier 78. Ancs Nader
20. Edward Bobby 79. Naomi Morgan
21. Jennief Bobby 80. Nettie Xeiman
22. Paul Bobish 81. Max Newman
23. John Bogdan 82. Albert Paldino
— 24. Eliabeth Brown 83. Violet Pannuto
25. Dorothy Burgoon 84. George Papovitch
26. Ethel Burok 85. Marko Pendel
27. Elizabeth Cantelupe 86. George Petrine
28. Margaret Chesmar 87. Margaret Phillips
29. Walter Chestnut 88. Cecelia Pialorsi
30. Raymond Chiaverini 89. Anna Pintar
31. Jessie Caminiti 90. Anna Price
32. Gabriel D’Angelo 91. Marie Province
33. Robert Darlington 92. Rose Reo
34. Daniel Hmerich 93. Janies Reo
35. John Fabian 94. Joseph Rosenberg
36. John Fecik 95. Sophie Rybicka
37. Wendell Fish 96. George Sage
38. Paul Frccblc 97. Peter Salanti
39. Louis Galizia 98. Lucy Sarcinella
40. Sidney Gelfand 99. Morris Schcrmer
41. Felix Grande 100. Alfred Schwartz
42. Isabelle Grcenbaum 101. Joseph Sherwood
43. Rose Greenberger 102 Olive Smiley
44. Wilfred Gully 103. Herbert Simmons
45. Dan Heagney 104. Eleanor Smith
46. Ernest HI insky 105. Franklin Snyder
47. Margaret Holop 106. Sidney Solomon
48. Laura Housman 107. Mary Stepanchak
49. Olive Huffman 108. Josephine Stefanovicz
50. Henry Johnson 109. Thressa Stone
51. Benjamin Kabakov 110. George Sabo
52. John Kenig 111. Sophie Szatoscky
53. John Kerins 112. Anna Vrbanich
54. Virginia Kerins 113. Garland Vincent
55. Michael Klamcr 114. Nellie Wayne
56. Fred Krauss 115. Mary Anita Wetherstein
57. Margaret Kudray 116. George Wiley
58. Mary Kustron 117. Helen Wootten
59. Mildred Kutnak 118. Joseph Yazvac
119. Myer Zukerman
Forty-threeThe Junior Class History
In September, 1925, the class of 1929 began its eventful career within the spacious walls of the scholastic factory of Farrell High School. When they enrolled in this large and beautiful industry, they were told that four years of earnest and zealous toil are required of prospective workers, before they, as graduates, are permitted to leave the doors of this wonderful plant. They were given the title, Freshmen.
As Freshmen, they were instructed in the various fundamentals of the High School work. Schedules assigned them to their daily working hours in the factory classes. Then, too, Mr. Stillings, the supervisor, managed the institution and its “green” workers with a firm, but kindly hand. Efficiency was his ideal, and he endeavored to teach this principle to the “lowly” Freshmen. The assistant foremen, who were called teachers, aided materially in this noble work. They were capable, earnest, and inspiring leaders. Most tirelessly did they labor to teach and to help the “ignorant” beginners in their unfamiliar and at times arduous tasks.
When summer sprinkled its sun-warmed rays on the musty atmosphere of the High School, the first year workers were beginning to weary of their duties. They were becoming lazy and distracted. A general falling-off of ambition was everywhere apparent. Wisely, then, did Mr. Stillings decide to close the factory and give the tired workers the healing benefits of a brief vacation. Of course, all the workers were very grateful, too, for this opportunity to rest their weary brains, and made ready for the Junior High School Commencement. Ninety workers participated in the pageant, “The Signing of the Declaration of Independence,” which was the feature of the commencement program. The affair proved to be a great success and each worker of the Class of ’29 received his diploma as a testimony of the completion of his work in the Junior High School, and as an admission to the Senior High School.
After the respite of a few months, the Class of ’29. now eager and staunch Sophomores, resumed work with the anticipation of upholding the traditions of the second year students in an honorable and judicious manner. With the aid of their worthy foremen, they arduously strove to raise Farrell High Industry on a higher pedestal of scholastic activities. They contributed to the orchestra, to the literary contests, and to the various branches of athletics. One event was outstanding in this year of complicated duties and ceaseless toil. Mr. Stillings, our honored principal of the year before, resigned his position to take graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. His place was ably filled by an efficient educator, Mr. Vincent of West Middlesex.
After another short furlough the workers again congregated at the Scholastic Factory. This time they were elevated to the lofty position of upper classmen and were intrusted with grave responsibilities and more advanced work than at any year before. This third year of endeavor in the factory is not yet completed, and the expectations of making it a banner year are singularly optimistic.
YThe Class Of 1930
TO THE SOPHOMORES
At certain times in your lives you are lost in the discontented, aimless state of affairs. You do not know what to do, yet you are stirred to higher ambitions. Now as Sophomores, you are beginning to look at life from a new and a more serious point of view. You are forming your ideas in a way which will serve the school and the community where you live. It is in the High School that you start to work toward a goal in which you wish to be successful. Let this goal be your life work; and make yourself worthy of it through true friendships, and honest work. At this age, your opinion is valued above that of the Junior High School. Give it if you are sure that you are right; however, do not be arrogant in your manners toward others. Work toward the victory of the School which you represent and make her proud of you. Be a good sport, whether you win or lose, because you will be judged by it. Above all things, in your understandings be true to yourself, since this will mark you as a success or a failure, in your life. Remember that your goal is everything. Be worthy of it.Forty-eight
The Class Of 1930
1. Mildred Adler 31. Nunzio D’Amico
2. William Adler 32. Emanuel Day
3. Josephine Aleksa 33. Olive Dixon
4. Andy Andrak 34. Robert Dolan
5. Stanley Andrukowicz 35. Anna Dolata
6. Fred Barber 36. Kenneth Douthit
7 Mary Bartolon 37. George Dunkerly
8. Bennie Bazilan 32. Margaret Dvoryak
9. John Bclick 39. Eleanor Egolf
10. Catherine Blair 40. Harry Elberty
11. Hubert Blair 41. Julia English
12. Albert Bobby 42. Minnie Epstein
13. Agnes Bobo 43. Harry Fcrm
14. Genevieve Borowicz 44. Laura Fletcher
15. Evelyn Boyd 45. Nan Fowler
16. Hazel Bracken 46. William Fulford
17. Ruth Breene 47. Dolores Gatet
18. Helen Brysh 48. Elizabeth Gatzy
19. Anthony Buczo 49. Jane Godek
20. Martin Berger 50. Anna Gotch
21. Mathew Butoryac 51. Mary Gracenin
22. James Cagno 52. Harry Greenberger
23. Frank Carine 53. Phillip Griffith
24. Clarence Carrell 54. Mary Gross
25. Tony Costanza 55. Dorothy GufFy
26. Amelia Cervenak 56. Catherine Guist
27. Fred Cervenak 57. Dolores Gully
28. Jerry Chiccarino 58. Margaret Harenchar
29. Kstella Christman 59. Leland Hazlett
30. Anthony Crivello 61. Adele Henning 60. Genevieve Hench
Forty-nine62. Margaret Hilkirk
63. Eleanor Hillman
64. Anna Hnida
65. John Hrivnak
66. Flora Jackson
67. John Jisko
68. Louise Johnston
69. Michael Kachic
70. Charles Kerins
71. Helen Klatner
72. Andrew Komlos
73. Helen Korpa
74. Julius Kozar
75. Lena Krivach.
76. Anna Kubyako
77. Josephine LaRusso
78. Roland Lawrence
79. Ruth Lawrence
80. Julia Lazor
81. Nataline LeDonne
82. William Leavens
83. Nicholas Lichvar
84. Garner Lloyd
85. Helen Logan
86. Frank Loria
87. Hazel Low
88. Emmet Lowry
89. William Lurtz
90. Emlvn Lucas
91. Anna Macuski
92. Helen Madura
93. Anthony Alagnotto
94. Bertram Malsom
95. Mary Marenovich i 96. Helen Martin
97. Mathilda Martin
98. Agnes Matuscak
99. Catherine Mcdvec
100. Alberta Miller
101. Lucy Montcson
102. Julia Morocco
103. Mary Morocco
104. Charles Musial
105. Anisa Nader
106. Moses Nathan
107. John Notar
108. David Novakov
109. Howard Nugent
110. Nellie Orlander
111. Stella Ostrowsky
112. Mary Faczak
113. Samuel Palermo
114. John Pandza
115. Regina Patron
116. Yesita Pauline
117. Sam Perry
118. Albert Pintar
119. Fred Polangin
120. Michael Porando
121. Mary Rachif
122. Tillie Reinnerth
123. Joseph Rio
124. M ouzel la Robinson
125. Edward Rogers
126. George Rogozan
127. I sly Roqueplot
128. Janice Roscnblum
129. Jennie Rotell
130. Raymond Royal
131. Elizabeth Rudley
132. Helen Rudley
133. Antonctte Rupert
134. Harriet Russo
135. Jack Sabo
136. Anna Sackacs
137. Carmelinc Santell
138. Elsie Scanlon
139. Jennie Scardina
140. Mary Scardina
141. Rose Scardina
142. Joseph. Schell
143. Emanuel Schermer
144. Jeanne Schuster
145. Harold Scowden
140. Joseph Zaborowsky 147. Grace Shaffer
149. Doris Sherwood
150. Anna Simko
151. David Simmons
152. Anna Skubich
153. Alexander Smolcn
154. Vincent Sparano
135. Helen Speizer
156. Eva Stahl
157. Herman Stahl
158. Esther Stevenson
159. Philomena Strizzi
160. Fannie Sumner
161. Victor Totasio
162. Grace Tennant
163. Harry Thomas
164. Ruth Thomas
165. Fred Tolivar
166. John Tontsch
167. Carl Torma
168. Samuel Toskin
169. Florence Trow
170. Jack Troy
171. Mary Turosky
172. Michael Turosky
173. Anna Vlasz
174. Albert Wachter
175. Bertha Wachter
176. Mary Waliga
177. Catherine Walsh
178. Beatrice Wayne
179. Robert Wheeler
180. Elmer Winters
181. Rita Wood
182. Erma Woodside
183. John Wonner
184. Michael Yanek
185. Lewis Yer.sky
186. Anthony Secovitch
187. Sarah Zangari
188. Elizabeth ZapotoczkyY
'I'O THE COMING SOPHOMORES
Your play days are over; it is time for work. You are entering Senior High School, which means that you are going to meet new conditions requiring you to form new habits. Responsibility is the pervading spirit. Now, you are given liberties which could not be given earlier because you did not yet realize the importance of school training. You are allowed a certain independence with less supervision by teachers. You have learned the methods used, and it is your duty to apply them. It now depends on you whether your high school course will be successful. In the Sophomore year, work that will allow you to show more individuality is done. More than ever the lessons there to be learned depend upon you— your initiative, your powers of observation, and your alertness. There are rich values for those whose open minds are ready to receive them.
Fifty-fourThe Class Of 1931
1. Florence Adler
2. Mary Aicher
3. Sante Aiello
4. Ela Alexander
5. Mary Anri re
6. Carl Andrews
7. Helen Andrews
8. James Andrews
9. George Andrusky 10 Stanley Babnis
11. Edith Backo
12. George Baran
13. Dominic Barber
14. Betty Baran
15. John Bartolon
16. Mike Berkos
17. Arthur Bcrkovitz
18. Alberta Bialko
19. Pete Billioni
20. Rose Bleier
21. Harold Bobby
22. Mike Bobish
23. Julia Bogdan
24. Jennie Bonadio
25. Kocko Bono
26. Helen Bougher
27. Milton Brocken
28. William Brown
29. Marie Brunet
30. Walter Brysh
31. Anna Bruback
32. Winifred Burke
33. Martha Burns
34. Rannie Burt
35. John Butchko
36. Janies Caminiti
37. Evelyn Campbell
38. Joseph Cantelupc
39. Alfred Caputo
40. Marie Carlos
41. Nancy Cassaccia
42. Fred Ceslak
43. Rose Ceslak
44. Leona Chaus sard
45. Helen Chestnut
46. Dolores Clietic
47. Elsie Clark
48. Cornell Costar
49. Anna Covrig
50. Shirley Crawford
51. Jerry Danessa
52. Mark Davis
53. Daniel De Martinis
54. Walter Dmoski 55 Caroline Dobrest
56. Arthur Doddato
57. Alvin Douglas
58. Fred Douglas
59. Margaret Duleba
60. Ellen Dvoryak
61. Mickey Dzurinda
62. Mary Dzurinda
63. Edward Ebeling
64. Frank Egercie
65. Raymond Kgolf
66. Julius Ellis
67. Steve Ellis
68. Mamie English
69. Mary English
70. Janice Epstein
71. Andrew Evans
72. Coe Fisher
73. Mathilda Fleischer
Fifty-five74. Thomas Frew
75. Sara Fulford
76. John Gojceta
77. Bertha Caleb
78. Gertrude Galizia
79. Mildred Garfunkle
80. Catherine Gcletka
81. Anna Geletka
82. Rose Gelfand
83. John Gibel
84. Stella Grcak
85. Catherine Glover
86. Mike Goda
87. Mike Gotch
88. Henry Gunescli
89. Lawrence Green
90. Wilmer Gross
91. Margaret Havrilla
92. Bernadette Heagney
93. Frank Henrich
94. Wilma Ingram
95. Anthony Herstcr
96. Joseph Hnida
97. Anna Hurney
98. William Jackson
99. Charles Jamison
100. Leona Jaussen
101. Dorothy Jones
102. Hazen Jones
103. Phillip Joyner
104. Anna Keefer
105. Steve Kervan
106. Thomas Kloos
107. Mike Kluchunka
108. Dorothy Kudelko
109. Pauline Kutnak
110. Margaret Lasek
111. Mathew Latinchik
112. Josephine Lavazzare
113. John Lawrence
114. Merle Levine
115. Sam Lewis
116. Peter Leyshock
117. Frank Lichak
118. Joseph Lotka
119. Luther Low
120. Kthel Madura
121. Clair Mamheck
122. Martin Marinoflf
123. Steve Marinovich
124. Julia Marshall
125. Fred Marstellar
126. Helen Martin
127. Jennie Martin
128. Phillip Mason
129. Thressa Mason
130. Lewis Mastrian
131. John Mazuran
132. Barnev McCluskv
133. Jack McHugh
134. Charles Meyers
135. Jessie Meyers
136. Frank Mickulin
137. Helen Mihoc
138. Sina Milkovich
139. Catherine Miller.
140. George Miller
141. Helen Miller
142. Jessie Mitchell
143. Eva Molnar
144. Joseph Monaca
145. Joseph Morar
146. Alfred Morgan
147. James Morocco
148. Orea Morrison
149. Margaret Nagy
150. Anthony Namey
151. Pete Nickoloflf
152. Anna Paczak
153. Florence Paldino
154. Harry Palmer
155. Anthony Pandza
156. Alphonse Perdian
157. Grace Perry
158. Rose Petrillo
159. Alice Phillips
160. William Phillips
161. Stanley Pilch
162. Andrew Polcha
163. John Popodak
164. I,ouis Publiva
165. Alta Quarterson
167. Mike Rokoci
168. Mary Rathy
169. Mike Repas
170. Elsie Mae Rickenbrode
171. John Rimko
172. Anna Kobich
173. Alice Roditch
174. Albert Rongo
175. Audrey Root
176. Rachel Roqueplol
177. Lillian Rosenberg
178. Isadore Rosenberg
179. John Rupert
180. Anthony Russo
181. Mathey Ruttinger
182. Mary Sadler
183. Steve Samball 184 James Santell
185. Norbert Santell
186. Florence Sarcinella
187. Lillian Sarcinella
188. Frank Schell
189. Anne Schuster
190. Frank Scott
191. Lillian Scott
192. McKee Scott
193. Helen Seman
194. Mary Serb
195. Katie Sever
196. Stanley Shaffer 1Q7 Pauline Shenker
198. John Siciu
199. Catherine Smith
200. Eleanor Smith
201. Fanny Smith
202. Jesse Smith
203. Jennie Smith
204. Margaret Smith
205. Norma Snyder
206. Bernard Sotiger
207. Margaret Sparano
208. Joseph Squatrito
209. Mary Stanko
210. Godfrey Steele
211. Louis Stefanak
212. Mary Stiftinger
213. Mildred Stretchansky
214. Bessie Struck
215. William Struck
216. Andrew Sudzina
217. Walter Supel
218. John Szabo
219. Bennie Szatkowski
220. Moran Tanner
221. August Teleky
222. John Thiel
223. Joseph Thiel
224. Clarence Thomas
225. Helen Thomas
226. John Tiinko
227. Gustie Toda
228. Joseph Tomich
229. William Tonsch
230. Charles Topezicr
231. Joseph, Toskin
232. Mary Udritch
233. Mary Uhalie
234. Mike Uhalie
235. Mathilda Uiselt
236. Nick Uroseva
237. Anthony Usnarki
238. Dan Valias
239. Julius Vavrick
240. Frances Vrbanich
241. John Vlad
242. Frank Vukovich
243. Andrew Waliga
244. Mike Wanic
245. Thressa Weber
246. Sadie Weisberger
247. George Wetherstein
248. Richard White
249. Ronald Wiley
250. Edward Williams
251. Margaret Williams
252. Andrew Wilson
253. Franklin Wilson
254. Edward Winslow
255. William Wujica
256. Catherine Yankovich
257. Joseph Yazvac
258. Vern Yonek
259. Jennie Zarella
260. Josephine Zarella
261. Charles Zeigler
262. Frank Zimmerman
263. Rose Zoldan
264. Joseph Zolton
The industries of Farrell form the stronghold of our town’s past, present, and future, and it is upon towns like Farrell that the United States depends for its existence and for its industrial power in the world. The steel, tin, and wire of our local mills not only help to fill the needs of our country, but also form part of our huge exports to foreign nations.
Farrell is a center of industry because of its fitting location. First, it is situated on a river which furnishes much of the power for the mills. The rapid flow of water, along with the aid of numerous electrical devices and steam-operated machines, turns the wheels of industry which hum to the tune of civilization and progress, and second, the articles of production in our factories are benefited by the proper, easy means of transportation. Farrell is in such location that its transportation can be adequately managed through several railroad lines. The products from our mills are feasibly distributed east, west, north, and south.
It has been almost thirty years since the first mills of Farrell were established. Farrell, then known as South Sharon, became the center of attraction to people who possessed great foresight. Several high minded men, realizing the benefits which could be drawn from the operation of local mills, did all in their power to bring about the desired industries. The population of the town at that time was approximately four thousand. The establishment of mills was to do much for the growth of the locality.
Today, there are three large mill establishments in our town, which are steadily expanding and are reaping more profits year by year. These mills have attracted many settlers from far and near and the prosperity of our mill-workers has brought many business men to the town. Our industries now employ an average of twelve thousand people, and although our population, at present, is more than twenty thousand, there are very few people living in Farrell who are out of work.
What does the future hold in store for our industries? If development appears as extensively in years to come as it has in bygone years, the future of our town means the accomplishment of great achievements, both industrially and socially; nevertheless, come what may, Farrell depends upon its industries for its progress.
Farrell is an ideal example of the United States, itself. It does its share in carrying on the good work of our nation and the truth of my statement is confirmed by the activities of our industries. The many people who are influenced by our mills represent nearly every nation in the world. Farrell is doing its share in Americanizing the people of our country, for it carries on the work of our great “melting pot.” All this comes as a result of our industries.
Let us all hope that our industries will spell great prosperity in the future and let us do all we can to promote this prosperity!
Fifty-nineODE TO PARREL I
Where are the trees that once stood here?
The monarchs of our forests.
Where are the brooks to us so dear,
That once adorned our land ?
Sometimes we sec a struggling pine,
Along a lonely road.
It seems to whisper and to whine:
Where arc my friends today?
Sometimes we see dull orange streams That flash around the bend.
The crystal waters of our dreams Have crept away forever.
The dusty road that died away,
Into the hills of beauty,
W as but the glory of a day.
And Oh! the loss to me.
Where once the farmer sang alone,
Now sings the clanging forge.
Where once the sighing wind made moans,
Now reeks the air with smoke.
Where once we heard the song of toad,
Now shriek the whistles wild.
Where cattle grazed along the road,
Now sounds the roar of mills.
Goodbye, my ancient paradise,
Thy grave is neath the mill.
Progress has come with the sunrise To he thy monument.
—Margaret Martini, '28.
THE STEEL WORLD
The glory of the molten mass,
And the white and violet wonder Of the sprays of blasted steel gas—
All are reflected in the night.
The songs of Farrell’s Steel World,
The roar of industries and iron clang,
And the story of the Steel World
Will inspire men to great deeds. —N.MY SCHOOL’S SHARE IX HIGHWAY SAFETY
Wc know that the safety movement which we are emphasizing at the present time is exceedingly important. From facts read, wc readily see that many accidents are caused through carelessness. In order that the number of accidents may be decreased, the pupils of every school in the I’nited States should form safety committees whose duty will be to inspire the pupils to greater efforts in the safety movement.
In Farrell we have organized a funior Police Force whose duty is to stand at the street intersections and direct traffic when school commences or closes. These officers who are representatives of every school in town are sworn in by the Burgess. This plan has been one of the most successful projects tried in Farrell. It gives the pupils an opportunity to play an active part in cooperation in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the school and the community. Every Report Room should organize some kind of safety committee whose duty would be to enforce safety regulations in the school. The members of the safety committees should feel their responsibilities and should heartily cooperate with the policemen in looking after the welfare of the children going to and from school. This would greatly help to reduce the number of accidents caused each year by the carelessness of many school children. If the safety committees were instructed in the common sources of accidents, they would be able to avoid many minor accidents. These committees should be familiar with the location and the use of chemical fire extinguishers in the building, with the method of giving fire alarms in the school, and with the method of procedure in case of accidents on the school premises.
Safety is a positive force. Safety must be considered in the curriculum of every school. This curriculum must be a world of reality.
The subject of “Dreams” is most interesting Because one can dream of most anything.
I prefer castles way up in the sky.
But while I prefer them, I do not know why.
Just imagine one’s self on a soft cloud of white, With the rays of the moon for a silvery light. Then building there castles of fanciful trend, With dream people in it, real romance to lend.
While one is dreaming way up in the air.
Where there’s never a worry or never a care,
One is living apart in a world of one’s own.
In a gay world of fancies to others unknown.
—Martha Bernard.The Constitution
Through all ages of great historic contributions to the world, in religion, in philosophy, and in government, we are led back in thought to the adoption of that great political mechanism, the Constitution of these United States:—
A constitution which gave to the world the first clear statement of real pur pose of government; a constitution enacted by a great civil war; a constitution for which Lincoln made a supreme sacrifice that that nation might endure.
Thus strong natural forces, the peculiar need of the American Colonists, and the compelling tendencies of the time led toward a union which would give protection to all.
It is timely, therefore, that we review that philosophy and the circumstances on which the constitution was founded. It was the first attempt in history to lay the foundations of a government on the human rights of mankind. All the wheels of circumstance were in motion to originate a document, potent enough to endure for all ages. In 1787, a convention met at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, to attempt to amend the Articles of Confederation, and to overcome the evils of a weak government. After four months of debate and deliberation, fifty-five high-minded delegates laid the foundation for Constitutional Democracy. This was the first true stepping stone to National Unit)'. Into that great document went the ingenuity of Franklin, the legal learning of Madison, and the initiative of Washington. The Constitution was written by men who placed complete faith and trust in their people, by men who understand that self-government must depend for its life upon a patriotic and intelligent people. What a host they are, these pilgrims of Constitutional Democracy whose ancestors were looked down upon as rebels and hopeless idealists. They actually believed in the capacity of ordinary men to govern themselves and to build a habitation for their posterity which internal dissension could not destroy. Why was our Constitution not destroyed in the lapse of time? What guarded it from destruction, this great Citadel of Freedom by which we live? It was hut the faith and the virtue of the citizens of the Republic. The great principles upon which the American Republic W'as founded gave vigor to their minds and fidelity to their hearts.
After more than one hundred and thirty years of constitutional blessing, we find instead of the universal praise and gratitude to the framers, the air is rent w'ith harsh voices of criticism and attack. “Down with the Constitution! It is violating our personal liberties!” Such is the criticsm thrown upon the deck of our vessel of state, by nosy agitators who are incapable of connected thought, seeking their own advancement by appealing to envy and malice. Until mankind shall cease to have ambitions and avarice, criticisms and attacks will exist. The Fathers of Our Country once said, “In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that that public opinion be enlightened.” Nothing can satisfy this selfish group of cynics. With this, in recent years, we have become familiar in the form we now call propaganda which is like a deadly gas, invisible and so volatile that to attempt to confine only gives it wide diffusion.
What renders the most destructive criticism to the Constitution is the popular ignorance of what the Constitution really means. The average man is incapable
Sixty-twoof realizing that all he holds clear is preserved intact in the doctrines of the Constitution, and that if it were swept away,the effectual protection of his liberties would be destroyed.
This attitude results in a new citizenship, in no sense identical with that under which constitutional liberty was born. Out of so vivid a past comes a challenge to every citizen of today to take up again the leadership entrusted to our keeping, to enkindle the smoldering tires of patriotism and citizenship brought to these shores in the Mayflower, to forever defend and maintain the heritage of Constitutional liberty for which every American citizen is largely indebted to those who so laboriously struggled to affix it for their posterity.
The enmity to the constitution which has developed in the last few years presents a situation of utmost gravity. Such enmity will inevitably lead to corruption and disunion will follow as happened in the Civil War crisis. We must arbitrate and cooperate so that that green-eyed monster may not creep in and rob us of that great desire which is characteristic of human nature, personal liberty. It behooves us to warn the present generation so forcefully that they may profit by the fate of their predecessors who propagated unworthy criticism. We must be a nation of harmony, without this, downfall will be inevitable. It is the jurisprudence of every red-blooded, whole-hearted American citizen to give his last full measure of strength and devotion for so noble a cause.
Let our main concern be the safety of our government, and that government under God will grant us life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
A TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN AT BELLEAU WOOD
Oh ! ye who sleep in Belleau Wood,
H ow sad to stand where once you stood!
With grateful hearts to you we bring The praise and honor of a king.
We love you for the price you paid;
You met the enemy unafraid.
Your fame through ages shall endure;
Your name remain unstained and pure.
So sleep on now’, and take your rest;
Your name forever shall be blessed.
Here ’mid the poppies brilliant bloom.
Shall be our soldier hero’s tomb.
—Julia S. Wallace.
Sixty threeA Journey To America
The unexpected blow came. No longer was money able to buy anything. All stores were ordered to be closed and the stock to be confiscated. All the fields were to be harvested and the grain to be stored in the huge granaries of the Bol-sheviki. Every form of earning a livelihood was forbidden. Regardless of former wealth, rank, or prominence, the entire population bad the choice of either waiting in line all through a cold Siberian day for a half pound of bread, (a compound of sawdust, straw, bran, and a little flour—some patent!) per person, or else starving to death. Some chose the former, others saw no difference in the two choices and tied from the country. Those who decided to flee were unmarried men and women who could not win by remaining or lose by leaving. Thus a new government and a cruel regime were inaugurated in an illiterate country.
In the eastern part of Russia, a few hours ride from the mighty Ural
Mountains, is situated the city with which we are most concerned, Ufa. The inhabitants. as a whole, were quite industrious. The majority also, had relatives in America who occasionally sent a few dollars, but soon after the War began, no mail entered or left the country.
In this majority was our heroine, Mrs. Kareninsky, with her two children,
Berka, a lad of eight, and Riva, twenty months younger. By selling quantities of
wheat at the fairs of Nizhni Novgorod for cotton and woolen goods which she sold in Ufa and the nearby villages, she managed to support herself and put away a few rubles besides. Mr. Kareninsky, who had come to America in 1913. also sent a few dollars every month and everything seemed to be going fine when the blow suddenly came. With the advent of the Karensky regime came restrictions upon this sort of trade which was entirely abolished by the succeeding Bolsheviki government. There was only one thing to do and that was to resort to the generosity of the government. Many times she would come home frozen, carrying the precious package, a pound and a half of “bread.” Later the weight of the package was reduced to a pound, for flour was becoming more scarce every day.
One day a company of soldiers coming from Kazan on freight trains announced that the road was clear all the way to Vladivostok. Immediately the people started to pack, and on the morning of June 10, 1918, ninety-three lucky persons boarded the bullet-riddled freight trains. Lucky! At least they thought they were. One needed more than luck to cross over five thousand miles of waste, barren land, when the entire world was enveloped in the gloom and devastation of war. But when Mrs. Kareninsky found out that she and her children were to be a part of the “emigrants,” she considered herself fortunate, fully realizing what it would mean to her, a woman of twenty-seven, with two small children. Surely in Vladivostok fate would be kinder to her, at least it would not be worse, so she decided to brave the dangers of the journey rather than to see her beloved ones starve.
The sad and happy hour had at last arrived. It was sad for the parting of dear ones was heart-rending; but it was also a happy hour, for they were leaving forever a place of famine, an abode of cruelty and injustice, a God-forsaken spot. Thus they were still weeping when the train approached the huge Ural Mountains. From there it slowly wended its way for thirteen hours and our party found itself in Omsk. After the customary serotinous examination of tickets and baggage, the monotonous ride was resumed and soon Krasnoyarsk
Sixty-fourcame into view. Here they were jolted and jarred before the new engine was attached and again started off, reaching Palevina on June 18. Shots, fired in rapid succession, were heard, and in an instant the soldiers put on their equipment and lined up. An hour later the soldiers were seen marching toward Irkutsk. Our “emigrants” were told that a bridge had been dynamited a few days previously; and consequently, they would have to wait an indefinite length of time. For two days our bold heroine remained in the station ticket booth, a large waiting place with no shelter from the Siberian rains. After having rented a one-room shanty on the third day, another woman was persuaded to move into the city with her. Each day she inquired about the bridge. One day she was told that the repairing of the bridge had been finished; but it was as yet not guaranteed strong enough for a long train. But Palevina was no better off than Ufa, and thirteen days were more than her party could stand, so they persuaded the engineers to start. The train, upon nearing the bridge which was swinging rhythmically to and fro as a pendulum, moved along at a snail’s pace. No sigh of relief was breathed, however, when they had crossed the bridge, for the faint booming of guns reached their ears. With beating hearts they forged ahead and reached Irkutsk uninjured.
Perilous as it was, the stretch between Palevina and Irkutsk brought a little joy to all of the “emigrants,” especially to young Berka, who always enjoyed anything wrought by the hand of Nature. In one place the tracks curved to such an extent that those in the front cars could see those in the rear. In another place they rod in “Sandwich” formation. On one side were huge, towering, snow-clad mountains, on whose slopes were huge rocks which seemed to be held in place by some invisible, magic hand. To their right rippled a little lake with a dense forest on its bank; so narrow was the space between the mountains and the lake, that it seemed as if the train would sooner or later topple over into the cool waters. Then on came the “refugees” sandwiched between two of the most magnificent creations of Mother Nature.
They were not long in Irkutsk when they were informed that a train, which had tried to cross the bridge two hours after them, had been too heavy for it and the majority of the passengers were drowned.
To receive protection from the government, the party told the officials that they were refugees (Bezhansti) and so received a place, nine miles out of the city where they could remain until a train arrived.
Each family secured a shanty and started to keep house. Mrs. Kareninsky selected one which was surrounded by trees and by other shanties. Upon awaking the following morning, they discovered that they had been robbed. They reported this to the officials in Irkutsk, who were kind enough to let them have some guns and ammunition. The next night six sentinels were posted; but nothing happened. On the third night no one slept because the robbers had returned and had met armed opposition. They fought for awhile, but being outnumbered, they fled. One incident followed at the heels of another and thus nine long weeks of fear and suffering were spent before the “emigrants” were notified that a train had arrived to take them farther on their journey.
Again they were off, but they had scarcely ridden a mile when they discovered torn tracks. This meant another wait, but rather than brave the dangers of Lisiche again, they “pitched camp” where they were. They camped there a week—on the banks of the majestic and beautiful Lake Baikal, the only spot on the journey which everyone enjoyed to the utmost. Never was Berka so
Sixty-fiveenthusiastic. Every night he would sit on his bed of straw and listen to the songs of couples who had come from the city for a vacation. The richness and the beauty of Nature made them forget all of their previous troubles; they were sad when they left.
The freight train soon brought the “refugees” into a new and strange city, Harbin. As they had to wait forty-eight hours for a new train, they decided to view a Harbinian fair, but were glad to be off for Vladivostok, the eastern terminal of the world's longest railway. Even before the train had stopped, they were attacked by Chinese women, with cries of “Zuby Bolia” (teeth hurt). These women insisted that they could pull out worms from the teeth with two small sticks, and it was with the greatest difficulty that our “bezhantsi” got rid of them.
On coming to Vladivostok, they exchanged ideas concerning their future plans. The majority decided to settle there. The others, among whom was Mrs. Kereninsky, said that they had made up their minds to go to America. Had she told her plan in Ufa, probably she would not have been permitted to start, for who would not shudder at the thought that a woman with two children should undertake a journey that would take them across the whole of Siberia, the vast Pacific, and the entire width of the United States? But now it was different. Having experienced so much already, nothing could hold them back and they applied for visas to America. They were examined; the children were vaccinated, and all were ready to start when word came from Tokyo that the visas were not accepted. With tears in their eyes they begged the authorities to do something. After a four-week stay, they were permitted to go to Japan on condition that the consuls in Vladivostok would guarantee that they would not remain there. On a sunny October morning, forty-three persons bid their last farewell to their companions-in-trouble and embarked on a ship which, after a two-day ride on a rough and boisterous sea, brought them safely into Yokohama. To get into the city proper, they had to board the pygmy Japanese passenger trains. They stopped at exactly fifteen stations which were so much alike that oft they wondered whether they were going ahead or in a circle. But ah ! How different were these underground stations from the fifty-four tunnels which they had penetrated on their perilous journey across Siberia.
After an all night train ride, they came into the city and were greeted by Immigration Officials who conducted them to the large Immigrants’ Hotel where they were told to make themselves at home.
One week later an incident occurred which threw the entire city into rejoicing, for it happened on November 11, 1918. The war was over and the Armistice was signed. The celebration of the first Armistice will never be erased from Berka’s young mind.
Finally the ship arrived and exactly five weeks from the day of the arrival in Yokohoma, Mrs. Kareninsky embarked on a Japanese ship, the Suwa Maru (Queen of the Sea). After an enjoyable voyage of fifteen days duration, the ship entered the harbor of Seattle. Washington, AMERICA. Great was the rejoicing of our bold “emigrant” when she and her children were permitted to land. Once in Seattle, she sent a telegram to her husband, asking for money. Due to some misunderstanding, an answer did not come until two weeks later. She immediately boarded a train and on January 6, 1919, the population of Farrell was increased by three who had braved so many perils to become a fragment of this glorious melting-pot.
—By Benjamin Gelfand, ’28.The officers of the Art Club are: Miss McCommons, faculty adviser; Evelyn Campbell, president; Robert Wheeler, vice president. The members of the club are those students of the Senior High School who are interested in art work. The club plans and makes individual projects in oil, clays, wood blocks, stencils, basketry, and designing, which are displayed in the annual school exhibition held in early spring. The members contribute much to the success of the dramatic and the athletic events of the school by their clever posters which advertise these activities so greatly that a large audience is always present at school affairs.
Miss McCommons, Robert Wheeler, Angelo Manuel, Paul Komar, and Mathew Katinchik have contributed much art work for this volume of “The Reflector,” for which work the Staff express their sincere gratitude and appreciation.
Concentrated effort on the part of school officials and the librarian. Miss Jones, has caused the Library to amount to more this year than it ever has. Among its prominent features are: a definite library system, under the supervision of the librarian; a card catalogue; current clippings arranged in a most convenient manner; new library furniture which harmonizes nicely with the buff finish of the room; an interesting collection of travel pictures, portraits, and art studies which have met with approval. Clever posters commemorating days of national importance, such as: Armistice Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and the birthdays of great men, add to the general attractiveness of the Library.
Miss Jones has been assisted this year by the following girls: Martha
Bernard, Genevieve Heagney, Ruth Horovitz, Pauline Rosenblum, Mildred Scowden, Florence Adler, Leona Chaussard, Eileen Heagney, Mary McCartney, Ruth Xixon. Bernice Turner, and Francis Vrbanich. The students of the Junior and Senior High School have echoed words of appreciation of the strides taken toward a newer and a finer Library. Our Library exists for the benefit of the pupils in our schools.
THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT
When the stage lights, electric bells, and special lights for the Exhibition need repairing, the Junior-Senior High school boys, who receive their training in the Electric Department of the school, are always willing and ready to perform the necessary tasks. They are given a thorough and practical training in this work two periods a week, under the efficient direction of Mr. Turnbull. At the annual Exhibition held in May of each year, hundreds of people visit the electric shop where they are entertained by the boys who give very interesting and instructive talks and demonstrations in the wonders of electricity.
The girls in Junior High School who are interested in household arts receive practical training in cooking classes for two periods each week for a semester in the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grades. Under the efficient instruction of Miss Wiese, they are taught to cook appetizing and delicious lunches and dinners. The girls, with the aid of Miss Wiese, who is assisted by Mrs. Susan Lichak, prepare the excellent lunches for the students and the teachers who patronize the High School Cafeteria. Miss Mildred Freedman is cashier.
A sample of the menu served for lunch is: noodle soup, corn pudding, escalloped potatoes, creamed cabbage, baked hamburg sandwiches, baked beans, chocolate pudding, rolls, milk, coffee, cocoa, iced tea, cream puffs, and fruit salad.
At the annual Exhibition dainty and entrancing samples of salads, puddings, cakes, pics, cookies, and delicious home made candies are displayed and later sold to the public who attend this splendid event.
'I'lic Board of Education has provided a system of vocational guidance which enables the young boys to prepare themselves for practical work. Under the capable direction of Mr. Loth, the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grade boys interested in wood-working devote two periods each week to individual projects. The boys make many useful articles; such as: l ook racks, telephone stands, foot stools, hat and coat racks, table and floor lamps, writing desks and small tables. Some of the teachers’ desks in the various Report Rooms have been made in the wood-working shop. The Freshman Boys are the only students in this group who are permitted to use the machines in the shop. The boys plan their projects and purchase their materials in order that they may take them home, and use them. With the aid of their instructor, they make and assemble the parts of the article planned, after which they take the desk, or whatever they are working on, to the finishing room where it is painted or varnished. When the annual Exhibition is held, the boys bring their projects to school and display them. The public praise and admire the many valuable articles of furniture which the boys of the Junior High school have made.
THE SEWING DEPARTMENT
Under the competent direction of Miss Sage, the Junior High School Girls arc taught practical sewing two periods, each week, a semester. The girls are taught not only to sew their own clothes, but also to make the costumes required for the high school pageants and operettas. In March of each year, a special class is organized so that the Junior and the Senior Girls may design and sew the dresses which they later wear to the annual Junior-Senior banquet. The girls made the pretty and practical orchestra chair-covers which harmonize nicely with beautiful dark red curtain purchased, this Spring, by the Board of Education. At the Exhibition, the work of this department is displayed much to the pleasure of the feminine visitors who many times would like to purchase the beautiful apparel, especially the attractive banquet dresses of the upper classmen, and the pretty embroidered and nand made articles of the Junior High School Girls.
The Alpha Literary Society
Under the direction of Miss Riley, faculty adviser of the Alpha Literary Club, we have accomplished many worthwhile things this year. Our bi-monthly meetings held in Room 4, after school hours, have been well attended by students interested in the music-literary programs which reflect the purpose of our club; namely: to train students for the interscholastic and county music-literary contests. During this year we presented a Lincoln program in the Senior High School assembly; we sponsored the I'arrell-Grove City contest. December lb, 1928; we gave three one act plays in a public performance for the purpose of earning money for the literary contests and for the awards to the contestants, and we enjoyed joint meetings with the Sharon Spe-Re-Wri Literary Society. The Senior contestants who represent our school arc presented with blue and gold sweaters. Bronze, silver, and gold medals are awarded the students who have-participated in the contest one, two. and three years. The literary contestants of this year were: Samuel Magnotto, William Currie, Harry Reese. Ruth Breene. Ruth Horovitz, Bernice Arkwright. Genevieve Heagney, Roy Wayne, Morris Schermer, Elinor Hillman, Mary Stephanchak. Eleanor Egolf, Bert Malsotn. Pauline Rosenblum, John Low, Robert Sabo, Benjamin Gelfand. Margaret Schwartz, Steve Geletko, Ered Polangin, Angelo Mastrian, Walter Chestnut. and Garland Vincent.
Peter Bauer ..........................................................President
Alfred La Camera........................................... Vice President
Jennie Bobby .........................................................Secretary
1. Peter Bauer
2. Alfred LaCamera
3. Jenny Bobby
4. Nan Fowler
5. Andrew Andrusky
6. Bernice Arkwright
7. Lucille Bernard
8. Catherine Blair
9. Ruth Breene
10. Elizabeth Brown
11. Coleman Bucco
12. Elizabeth Cantelupe
13. Rose Carine
14. Raymond Chiavcrini
15. Minnie Epstein
16. Wendell Fish
17. Benjamin Gelfand
18. Sidney Gelfand
19. Harry Greenberger
20. Dolores Gully
21 Genevieve Heagney
22. Elinor Hillman
23. Andrew Hnida
24. Margaret Holop
25. Ruth Horovitz
26. Louise Johnston
27. Margaret Kudray
28. Mary Kustron
29. Hazel Lewis
30. John Low
31. Bertha Machuga
32. Anthony Michniewicz
33. Samuel Magnotto
34. Margaret Martini
35. Mathilda Martini
36. Angelo Mastrian
37. Alberta Miller
38. Max Newman
39. Margaret Phillips
40. Fred Polangin
41. James Rio
42. Janice Rosenblum
43. Pauline Rosenblum
44. Helen Rudiey
45. Anna Sackacs
46. Lucy Sarcinella
47. Alfred Schwartz
48. Margaret Schwartz
49. Margaret Schwelling
50. Doris Sherwood
51. Sidney Solomon
52. Eva Stahl
53. Mary Stephanchak
54. Grace Tennant
55. Ruth Thomas
56. Garland Vincent
57. Mary Anita Wcthcrstein
58. Elizabeth Zapatocsky
59. Myer Zukerman
Seventy threeTHE COMMERCIAL CL IB
The Commercial Club of Farrell High School was organized four years ago for the purpose of interesting students in the business activities of Farrell and the surrounding communities. The Juniors and Seniors who study one or more commercial subjects are permitted to join the club. The officers of the club are elected at the beginning of the school term ; the president of the club is a Senior who served as vice president of the organization the preceding year. The present officers are: Roberta King, prsident; Mary Stcphanchak, vice president; Jennie Bobby, secretary; Geraldine Davis, sergeant-at-arms; Miss Donlin, faculty treasurer; Miss Anderson, Miss Donlin and Miss Porter, faculty advisers.
During the four years the club has presented two plays in public performances; namely: “A Southern Cinderella’ and “Doris Comes To Town.” With the fund received through these plays, the society has purchased a large steel filing cabinet, an adding machine, and new records for the High School Yictrola which is played during type periods. The club is planning to add more equipment to this department next year.
Many interesting and instructive meetings have been held. The club has enjoyed lectures by Mr. Clem Riddle of the Royal Typewriter Company; Mr. Roscoe Hyle, an insurance agent; Mr. M. Morgan of the Underwood Typewriter Company; Miss Wallace, travel lecturer; and other people interested in the community. Miss Donlin. head of the commercial department, is sponsor of this active and successful organization of which Farrell High School is proud.
Seventy-fourThe Inter-Scholastic Contests
Due to the impetus put behind these contests by our two chief administrators, Prof. Irwin and Prof. Vincent; due to the ceaseless and untiring efforts of our faculty; due to the remarkable talent and genuine enthusiasm portrayed by the contestants; due to the outstanding tine spirit displayed by the student body and the entire town. Farrell High School has made history these past two years in the literary world (Mercer County). In the County Round-Up for 1926, Farrell was tied with a Class B school for thirteenth place. After a successful year, in which we defeated Sharpsville and Mercer, we entered the Round-Up which was held in Sharon. All day the “battle” raged blindly, now this school scoring a point, now that school winning an event. The competition was very keen and when the results were announced, Farrell High School lacked but two points to get first place. We won first honors in piano, oration, and essay in which we were represented by Nellye Nodel, John Low, and Benjamin Gelfand respectively ; and second honors in recitation and current events, representd by Genevieve Heagney and Ruth Horovitz respectively.
Our first dual meet in 1928 was with Grove City. We put out two sterling debating teams who won unanimously both sides of the question: “Resolved : That Immigration Into the United States Should be Further Restricted." The Seniors, Benjamin Gelfand, Robert Sabo, and William Currie (alternate) splendidly represented the negative side, wdtile the Juniors, Garland Vincent. Walter Chestnut, and Fred Polangin, (Sophomore alternate) proved that "it can be done” by winning the affirmative side. Our pianists were Bernice Arkwright and Roy Wayne . In oration and current events we were represented by John Low and Sam Magnotto (orators) and Ruth Horovitz (extemporaneous speakers). Our champion reciters were Genevieve Heagney and Ruth Breene. Our declaimers were Margaret Schwartz and Angelo Mastrian while our violinists were Steve Geletko and Mary Stepanchak. Our essayists were Pauline Rosenblum and Morris Schermer, who tied his opponent. Our vocalists were Eleanor Egolf . Eleanor Hillman. Bert Malson, and Harry Reese, who also tied his opponent. These were the contestants that gave Farrell a dual victory over Grove City.
On April 20 Farrell won the County and Class A championships and, for the first time in its history, brought home the two cups. We won first places in violin, current events, and essay in which we were represented by Steve Geletko, Joseph Frank, and Benjamin Gelfand respectively, who will represent Mercer County in the State Contest to be held in Pittsburgh on May 11. Margaret Schwartz and John Low took second places in declamation and oration respectively, and Janice Rosenblum won third place in letter writing Although many of these contestants will be graduated, there is nothing to fear for the qualities enumerated above will always be present in our school.
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Seventy-ftvcSeventy-sixTHE GLEE CLUB
The Glee Club of Farrell High School aims to inspire interest and appreciation in music and to discover latent vocal talent among the students. It is also instrumental in urging students to seek a better musical education and in helping to develop an interest in the music-literary contests. This organization provides music for assemblies and public programs which are always well received.
Fast year, the Glee Club presented a very pleasing operetta, “Polished Pebbles,” which was a decided success, and which revealed the talents of the boys and girls of Farrell. This musical drama delighted the audience so much that the .club has decided to give the beautiful and entertaining operetta, “Tulip Time,” May 3, 1928.
At a recent assembly the Glee Club members as well as the students and faculty of the Senior High School were given the privilege of hearing Ur. Lynn Dana of the Dana Institute of Music of Warren, Ohio, in an interesting and instructive lecture, “Music, an Index to Character.” At this meeting the value of a musical education was emphasized.
That our students are interested in music can be seen in the fact that the enrollment in the Glee Club has grown from a membership of sixty in the past year to the present enrollment of one hundred and sixty members. For the last two years the Glee Club has been under the direction of Miss Jamison, director of music in Farrell Junior-Senior High School, who is in a large measure responsible for the rapid growth and success of the club.
Under the efficient direction of Miss Jamison, the members of the High School Orchestra in their two meetings a week have made rapid and quite advancing strides. This year, special instruction in violin to beginners and to advanced students is given by the director of music for the purpose of preparing them for better work in the orchestra. Through the combined efforts of the Orchestra and the Glee Club in the presentation of “Polished Pebbles,” a trombone, a cornet, and a greater variety of musical selections have been purchased for this organization. Many more instruments and musical selections will be added to the present equipment after the presentation of “Tulip Time” by the Glee Club.
The orchestra has been getting a wide range of experience this year. They have been playing for assemblies, all class and club plays, commencements, and they play regularly for our noon and evening dismissals. They have a wide musical repertoire and within a moment’s notice can arrange a very pleasing program. Our orchestra, we think, is quite individual. They play a number of different marches; thus, they never become monotonous to us as is often the case with school orchestras. We are quite sure that this experience makes each member of the orchestra an individual artist when graduation terminates his pleasant connections with this inviting organization dealing with one of the most subtle of fine arts.
The members of the Orchestra arc: Director, Miss Jamison; piano, Bernice Arkwright; first violins: Steve Gclctko, Mary Stephanchak, Norma Snyder, Michael Turosky. Edward Bobby; second violins: Elinor Hillman, Mathew Latinchak, Garner Lloyd, Catherine Blair; saxaphone: Wilberta Ward, Sydney Solomon, Norbert Santell, Lawrence Green, Robert Lloyd; clarinet: Andrew Orbcn and Tony Crivcllo; trumpet: Mathew Butoryak, Carl Bobl) y, David Simmons, Frank Wilson; trombone, James Cagno; drums, Robert Snodgrass.
Seventy-sevenSeven’ y-e 2rmTHE MID-YEAR SENIOR CLASS PLAY
“A Lucky Break”—Zelda Sears
After an absence of twenty years, John Bruce returns to Matasquam, to build a factory for bis people, but the land necessary for his factory is owned by his enemy, Abner Ketchem, who refuses to sell it and who plans to convert the land into cemetery lots. Abner’s nephew, Benny, tries to sell the lots by high powered salesmanship and then relaxes from his labors by playing the trombone. John secretly plans to buy the lots from Benny. In the meantime, the guests at the hotel clamor for an audition with the great man, in lieu of feathering their nests. Mrs. Barrett wants him to marry her daughter, Claudia; Jura and Var Carente wish to give him dancing lessons; Tommy Lansing desires a painting contract; Benny Ketchem wants to sell him cemetery lots, and Mrs. Mullett's hotel needs financial assistance. Suddenly a report spreads that John Bruce has lost all of his money. Complications arise. That once wealthy gentleman takes a position in the hotel. However, as time goes on with bis business ability he changes the little hotel into a thriving roadhouse. As the last act develops, John arises above bis difficulties, marries his girl, and buys Abner’s cemetery lots upon bis own terms. When the final curtain marked the end of this pleasing play, the audience agreed that the play was a combination of delightful mirth, clever conversation, and fine acting.
The cast: Bertha Machuga, Genevieve Heagney, Margaret Martini, Robert Sabo, Wil-
liam Currie, Mary Evans, Esther Ebert, William Woodside, Samuel Magnotto, Angelo Mastrian, Martha Bernard, Joseph Frank, Ruth Horovitz, Stella Pannuto, Inez Armour, Joseph Mastrian, Bronco Gracenin, Carl Havrilla, and the hotel guests and dancers: Sidney Applcbaum, Isadore Berkowitz, Georgia Davis, Margaret Antal. Benjamin Gelfand, Harvey Lurie, Freda Newman. Margaret Tortoreti, Pauline Rosenblum, Edward Henning, and Margaret Schwartz deserve much credit for the play which was so well presented under the direction of Miss Zentz. The purpose of the play was to earn money for the Commencement expenses of the Class, and to give the students training in dramatics.
THE SENIOR CLASS FLAY
“A Full House”—Fred Jackson
The three act farce comedy, “A Full House,” will be presented by the Senior Class, April 12. 192S, for the purpose of giving the students dramatic training and an opportunity for raising money for the Senior High School Commencement and the Class Memorial. The play is filled with screamingly funny situations and clever lines which hold a fund of humor at all times. George Howell, the bridegroom, thinks that he can deceive his bride, but her aunt. Miss Winnecker, succeeds in finding him out. In spite of the competition of Vera Vernon, and the famous love letters. Daphne Charters captures the wealthy and the only son of Mrs. Pembroke who is never able to identify the mysterious stranger, Nicholas King. Parks and Susie as well as Mrs. Fleming and the alert policemen contribute much action and humor to this clever comedy.
The players are: Joseph Tominovitch, Geraldine Davis, Albert Maynard, Ellen Fritch-man, Beatrice Ward, Marie Pilch, Margaret Armstrong, Angelo Grand, Lawrence Stevenson, Mary Gladish, Josephine Blazavitch, George Garfunkle, Leonard Roux, Andrew Burprich.
Seventy-nineTHE JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
“The New Poor”—Cosmo Hamilton
When the Russian Grand Duke and his three fellows—the New Poor— accept the positions as servants in the Wellby home, servant duties and social functions become hopelessly mixed. The girls fall in love with the noblemen and the son becomes entranced with the Russian Princess. In the midst of these complications, a picture thief develops. The Russians are named as the guilty parties. In order to prove their innocence, they are forced to reveal their identity. Are they Russians? No—only students of the Farrell High School who, under the direction of Miss Zentz, were receiving training in dramatics, and at the same time were increasing the Junior Class funds for the annual Junior-Senior Banquet to be held May 17, 1928.
Cast of characters: Princess Irina, Margaret Holop; Alice Wellby, Elizabeth Cantelupe; Constance Wellby, Bernice Arkwright; Betty Wellby, Lucille Bernard; Miller Gutteridge, George Sage; Mrs. Wellby, Anna Vrbanich; Amos Wellby, Peter Bauer; Grand Duke, Myer Zukerman; Prince Vladimir, Garland Vincent; Count Ivan, Walter Chestnut; Mary Maudsley, Geraldine Bianco; Kirk O’Farrell, Daniel Emerich.
Eighty-oneTHE ALPHA LITERARY SOCIETY’S PLAYS
The Alpha Literary Society presented three entertaining one-act plays in the high school auditorium, Thursday, March 22. 1928, under the direction of Miss Riley, faculty adviser. The cast is as follows:
“JUMBO JUM”: Jumbo Jum, Coleman Buczo; Mr. Gobleton, Sydney Gelfand; Mr. Cheatem, Louis Galizia; Henry Merville, Max Newmen; Hannah, Ruth Thomas; Adelaide, Eva Stahl; Mrs. Gobleton, Rose Carine; Laborers: Alfred La Camera, Raymond Chiaverini, Alfred Schwartz.
“SAY IT WITH TAFFY”: Margaret Andrews, Margaret Holop; Mar-
jorie West, Mary Wetherstein; Alphonse Folette, Fred Polangin; Norman Wayne, Sidney Solomon; Dr. Stephen Wayne, Myer Zukerman.
"THE LIGHT BRIGADE”: Grandma Light, Elizabeth Zapotosky; Ma Light, Jennie Bobby; Lucindy Light, Janice Rosenblum ; Lorinda Light, Nan Fowler; Louisa Light, Louise Johnston; Lucretia Light, Ruth Breene; Letitia Light, Doris Sherwood; Lena Light, All erta Miller; Lina Light, Dolores Gully; Lovey Light, Helen Rudley.
Eighty two“TULIP TIME”
Miss Jamison, director of music in the high school, has chosen “Tulip Time” by loeffrey Morgan and Frederick Johnson for the annual operetta which will be presented May 4, 1928. The argument of this entertaining and beautiful musical drama gives us a complete resume of the story.
“The village, enjoying a holiday, is startled by the arrival of a party of American tourists, college students under the leadership of Professor McSpindle, a tutor in botany, to study tulip culture. Two of the party, Ned and Dick, are much more interested in Christina and her friend, Katinka, than they are in tulips. News reaches the village that a thief has been stealing choice bulbs of prize tulips, and a handbill describes the thief and offers a reward for his capture. Ned and Dick induce McSpindle to wear certain clothing, answering the description of the tulip thief. When the Burgomaster beholds McSpindle so attired, he causes his arrest. With McSpindle out of the way, Ned and Dick promote their friendship with the girls, and learn that Christina’s stock is. unknown to her, of immense value. They reveal the truth to her and thwart the Burgomaster's attempt to grow rich at her expense. With the assistance of Christina’s Aunt Anna, the innocence of McSpindle is established, and the latter declares his affection for her; and with the prospect of a triple wedding the final curtain falls.”
Hans, a young Dutch apprentice.........—.................-Sidney Solomon
Aunt Anna. Christina’s guardian Eleanor Egolf
Katinka. a village maiden.................................Ellen britchman
Hendrick Van Oster, Burgomaster of Osendorf Sydney Gelfand
Christina, a charming Dutch girl..........................Elinor Hillman
Theophilus McSpindle, an authority on lxjtany Samuel Taran
Ned Baxter, an American college student....................Harry Reese
Dick Warren, a fellow student of Ned................ James Watters
Chorus of Dutch Villagers, American Students, Flower Girls, etc.
Scene—Market Place in the village of Osendorf.
Time—May 3, 1928.
Time of Playing—Two hours.
JUNIOR CLASS PROGRAM
Under the direction of Miss Gojdics, the Junior Class presented the following program, October 21, 1927: Songs by the assembly led by Miss Jamison; mandolin and guitar duet by Raymond Chiaverini and James Reo; dialogue, "Stolen Husbands”, by Hazel Lewis and Lucille Bernard; Junior Class Quartet, “John Brown’s Baby” and “Billboard”, Max Newman, Harry Bleicr, Sidney Solomon, and Sidney Gelfand; recitation, “How Girls Study”, Geraldine Bianco; banjo selections, “At Sundown”, and “Teaching the French”, George Perrinc; selection, “Side by Side”, Junior Class Orchestra. Peter Bauer was chairman of the meeting.
FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE MEDALS
At a special assembly held February 3, 1928, the athletes of the school were honored. During the football season, an all-county team was chosen by “The Sharon Herald”, with three members of the Farrell High School stiuad receiving the coveted honor of being named on the all-county team. This is the first time that our school had three names placed on an all-county team. The following athletes received the medals: Albert Maynard, having played the end position on the team; Captain Joseph Tominovich, the most outstanding player and fullback in the entire county; Frank Wilson, the most outstanding tackle of the football season in the history of Farrell's school and in the county. The medals were presented by Mr. R. S. Lyman, Sports Editor of the Herald. Coach Ganaposki, Coach Rankin, and Mr. Larry Flint gave interesting speeches concerning athletics. Mr. Vincent was chairman of the meeting.
On February 10, 1928, the Alpha Literary Society gave the following program: Selection, Senior High School Orchestra directed by Miss Jamison; scripture reading, Peter Bauer; essay, “The Life of Lincoln”, Alfred La Camera; “Stories of Lincoln”, Eva Stahl; recitation, "The Builders”, Doris Sherwood; essay, "Abraham Lincoln”, Sidney Solomon; violin duet, Mary Stephanchak and Stephen Gelctko; “Lowell’s Tribute to Lincoln”, Ruth Brecne; "The Death of Lincoln”, Sidney Gelfand; address, "The Life of Lincoln”, Superintendent W. W. Irwin; prize essay, “Abraham Lincoln”, Morris Schermer, who also received the bronze medal from the Hamilton Watch Company, Illinois, for the best Lincoln essay in the Junior and Senior Classes; vocal solo, Harry Reese, accompanied by Harold Reese; selection by the Orchestra.
THE JUNIOR BUSINESS LEAGUE PROGRAM
A one act play directed by Miss Donlin was the feature of the program presented in the high school auditorium, March 2, 1928. Roberta King, president of the club, announced the following numbers: Piano solo, Nellie Wayne; the play, “A Family Affair”, with the following cast: Jerry, Grace Settle; Patricia Seymour, Mary Csatlos; Miss Churchill, Marie Pilch; bell boy, Andrew Burprich; Otis Seymour, Andrew Latsko; Bob Seymour, Stephen Geletko; Deke Brothers, Sidney Solomon and F.rnest Hilinsky; house detective, Walter Chestnut; Clegg, Harvey Luritj. The concluding number on the program was a violin solo by Mary Stephanchak.
THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL
The Athletic Council of Farrell High School was organized October 27, 1927. for the purpose of promoting the interest and increasing the efficiency of all-forms of athletic sports. It was realized that the school belongs to the people and its interests; therefore, it seemed very fitting that the members of the Council should be chosen so that all sides might he represented and heard. Council meetings are held every month at which time the athletic business of the school is transacted. It is hoped that the Council will tend to unite the school and the people of the community and that it will place High School Athletics on the plane that it deserves. Through its members this organization will be in direct charge of athletic grounds, equipment, and various regulations in the conduct of athletics. Its aim is to promote the spirit of good sportman-ship in our own school and in our relations with other schools.
The officers and members of the Council are as follows: President, Principal Q. G. Vincent; Vice president, Thomas Tortoreti; Secretary, Miss Sarah Cooley; Treasurer, Ernest Schrot; Superintendent W. W. Irwin; School Director John Latsko, Anthony Pintar; Manager of Athletics, C. H. Jensen; Director of Physical Education W. E. Ganaposki; Girls’ Physical Director, Miss Rankin, and Student Manager of Athletics, Samuel Magnotto.
OUR ATHLETIC TEAMS OF FARRELL HIGH
We praise you, teams of Farrell High,
For sportsmanship that’s unsurpassed,
For deeds of honor that will last.
Though you have sometimes met defeat,
Which in this life we’re doomed to meet.
You met it bravely, with a smile,
And strove to reach the second mile.
You’ve played the game in H. S. days And learned that fairness always pays.
As you go on through coming years,
The game of life need cause no fears.
The fame you’ve won for Farrell High Like kindly words can never die.
May all that you’ve accomplished here Be stepping-stones to fame each year.
J. S. Wallace.
Iviffhty sevenTo Mr. Ganaposki we express our sincere appreciation of his untiring efforts in producing Athletes of the finest calibre, of whom we are proud. In him we place our entire confidence.
Through his sincere and earnest teaching, his ever-willing and steadfast advice, and his true sportsmanship which can not he excelled Mr. Ganaposki has won the esteem of all who know him.
WILLIAM E. GANAPOSKI Director of Physical Education
As Girls’ Physical Director, Miss Rankin has through her complete understanding, patient instruction and excellent ability won ardent admiration.
As Girls' Basketball Coach her gift to our High School has been an upright, winning team imbued with the true ideals of real sportsmanship. She has won the respect of every player and the loyal support of all.
MISS JESSAMINE RANKIN' Girls’ Physical Director
Eighty-eightTHE FARRELL HIGH ELEVEN
Farrell High School’s football team made a great bid for county and valley honors for the second time since its organization. Heretofore, this virtuous -port was forced to take a back seat to the highly popular game, basketball, which obtained all the attention of the fans. But under the careful tutorage of Coach Ganaposki, the Farrell team of the preceding year gave every reason to nelieve that hereafter football will come in for its share of consideration and attention from the fans, and that the Farrell team must be seriously reckoned with in deciding the football championship.
The offensive work of the team of “27” was good. With Tominovitch, the plunging fullback, bearing the hrunt of the attack, and LaCamera using a variable type of shift plays, running plays and forward passes, the backfield worked with a swiftness that bewildered the opponents. With Burns, D’Amico, and Toskin completing the backfield, the running attack of the team functioned with snap and precision.
On the defense , the team was well versed in meeting the attack of the foe. Not only did it have sufficient power to meet heavy interference, but it had the ability to stop plays centered in the middle of the line. The line formed the nucleus of the team and earned the right to be called an “almost impenetrable zone.”
In handing out praise to the team and its stars, we must not overlook the linemen. It was due to their fine play that the backfield stars were able to get off to their big runs and consistent gains. The backfield men depended on their fine play on the line. They must be given due credit for making the team a decided success.
It must be added that fumbling, and the inability of the Farrell team to stop the aerial attack of their opponents, proved to be serious weaknesses of an otherwise mighty fine team.
The none too-impressive record of the team did not reveal its real worth. It was, in truth, one of the finest elevens ever assembled to represent Farrell High School on the gridiron.
Can you play all the harder with your team behind?
Can you stand up to the knocks of the hard gruelling grind?
Can you lose without crabbing; yet come back and win ?
In other words, men, can you take it and grin ?
Can you hide all your hurts; never let out a sign,
But just grit your teeth and keep hitting the line?
And fight every minute, no matter the cost,
Don’t ever give up though all seems lost.
Can you take the ball over though eleven men bar?
Can you work for the team with no aim to star?
This is your greatest reward:
To have played the game straight.
Captain Joe Tominovich, '28
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CAPTAIN JOSEPH TOM INOYICH, Fullback—Our terrific line plunger an l fine punter was a stonewall on the defense and backed the line in excellent style. He always did his best.
KEV IN BURNS, Halfback—Kevie, a runner, was a constant threat to th«-opposition.
JOHN LaCAMERA. Quarterback- Our adept quarterback used heady generalship and specialized in open field running.
SAM TOSKIN, Halfback—Sam is noted for his ability in getting away from his opponents.
NUNZIO D’AMICO, Halfback -He played a good consistent game throughout the season.
ALBERT MAYNARD, End—Proficient at catching passes, he continually broke through to stop plays, before our opponents could get started.
FRANK WILSON, Tackle- -The biggest man on our squad was a world of power on the defensive as well as on the offensive.
SAM TARAN, Guard—He was in every play. He gave the opposition a world of trouble.
DAVID SIMMONS, Guard—Our stellar linesman many times broke through the lines and threw the opposition for a loss.
JOHN STAHL, Guard—John, one of the mainstays of the line, specialized in opening large gaping holes for the backfield men.
JOHN LOW', Tackle—-“Hi” constantly broke through to mar the enemy’s plays. He brought no good to the opponents.
WILLIAM GUNESCH, Tackle—Although he was handicapped by a broken nose early in the season, he played a good game.
LEONARD ROUX. End—He was a good tackier and a hard man to get out of a play.
GUY NEWTON, End—He had great ability in working his way through interference to get his man.
ROY WAYNE. Tackle—He was invaluable in opening holes for line drives.
HERBERT SIMMONS, Center—Herbert is a defense man whose plays worked havoc with all opponents.
SAMUEL MAGNOTTO, Student Manager of Athletics—“Sam” deserves much credit for his work as student manager of athletics.
MR. H. C. JENSEN, Faculty Manager of Athletics—Mr. Jensen always arranged an interesting schedule. The team appreciates what he has done.
MR. E. SCHROT. Business Manager of Athletics—Mr. Schrot is to be congratulated on his efficient work in taking care of all business matters concerning athletics.
Front Row—Herbert Simmons, John LaCamera, Leonard Roux, Frank Wilson, Samuel Taran, Captain Joseph Tominovich, John Stahl, John Low, Albert Maynard, Kevin Burns, Nunzio D’Amico.
Second Row—Powers Marshall. John Fabian, Roy Wayne, William Gunesch, David Simmons, Leonard Baird, Harry McFarlin, John Fecik, Robert Dolan. Guy Newton.
Third Row—Joe Yazvac, Leo Lewis, William Tanner, William Andrews, Samuel Toskin, George Wiley, John Troy, Henry Johnson, Albert Pintar, William Phillips.
Fourth Row—Albert Morgan, Alex Smolen, Faculty Manager, Mr. Jensen; Coach. Mr. Ganaposki; Student Manager, Samuel Magnotto; Gene N ance.
0 Alumni 13
Farrell 0 Meadville .... 0
Farrell 7 Girard 7
Farrell 26 Greenville 0
12 Brookfield 0
Farrell 0 Grove City 12
Farrell Farrell 19 Sharon 7
6 TOTALS: Sharps ville 7
Farrell 70 Opponents 46
The basketball players of Farrell High School have shown their ability by their performances in the various games played this season. With the exception of the center, Joseph Tominovich, the varsity was built of players that warmed the substitutes’ bench during the preceding basketball season. These players even went so far as to exceed the fondest hopes of their ardent admirers, by their brilliant playing. .They tilled their berths like veterans having long past experienced the thrills of major battles. Coolness was the marked characteristic of all the players. Even in the face of superior gunnery, they retained their poise and fought valiantly, striving to off set the advantage gained by the opponents.
The team was equally strong in both departments of play, offensive and defensive. The whirlwind attack of the team, time and again, carried the ball right to the brink of the basket to thrill the spectators and to cast consternation into the stands of the visitors. The players worked the ball down the floor with vigor and with machine-like accuracy right through the entire opponent’s team to electrify the crowd. Their lightning-like passes brought the spectators on edge and bewildered the opposition. They passed with deftness and ease. This whirlwind attack literally swept the opponents off their feet and usually ended with the ball making a nose-dive through the basket. To cope with such superior team-work was a mighty task for the opponents. The splendid playing of the team was a revelation to the fans. Their long-range shooting, their side shots, and their set-ups brought the ball spinning through the net with amazing regularity.
In defending their goal, the Farrell team employed the ''rive man defense” system of guarding. Oftimes this defense caused the attack of the opponents co slacken pace; thus it allowed the Farrell players time to get set, and in this manner it permitted them to spoil the chances of the opponents to cut in under the basket to score. As this defense was well nigh impenetrable the opponents Had to rely mainly on long shots to keep them in the running. However, it is a well-known fact that basketball games are not won by long shots alone.
With Captain Bleier ruffling the nets with sensational shots, with Bobby and Nugent continually cutting in under the basket to raise the score, with Tominovich working the set-ups with precision, with Ulica playing one of the greatest guarding games ever witnessed on the local floor, and with all coming through with timely baskets. Farrell fans were given the opportunity of seeing in action a team that boasted of a diversified array of stars partaking of the advantages of team work and endowed with fighting spirit, fighting to uphold the glory of the school.
Ninety-threeNinety-fourOUR BASKET-BALL TEAM
CAPTAIN HARRY BLEIER, Guard—Farrell High School’s leading scorer was the key to the attack at all times. He played the floor with all around brilliance and shot with deadly accuracy. His passing and dribbling were a revelation to behold.
ALBERT BOBBY, Forward—His deadly shooting was a great asset in keeping his team in the running throughout each game. His following-up ability, which he used to advantage, proved irksome to the opponents.
HOARD NUGENT, Forward He specialized in cutting under the basket, where he shot with coolness and precision. More than once he pulled the team to the front by his accurate shooting.
JOE TOMINOVICH, Center—Joe is our practical and cool-headed player who worked the floor with cleverness and skill and shot with exacting aim. His experience was a great help in bringing the team to the front.
JOSEPH ULICA, Guard—His guarding was one of the bright spots of the team’s play. He seldom allowed a man to get set for a shot. Very often he came through with timely shots.
ROY WAYNE, Sub Forward- -When called upon to fill a forward position, he responded with zeal. His deftness in dribbling frequently brought him to the edge of the basket to score a field goal.
SAMUEL TOSKIN, Sub Forward—His unerring ability in getting in close to the basket proved to be a valuable asset to the team.
JOSEPH LIMPAR. Sub Guard—Joe played a sterling defense game. He was able to fill a vacant guard position with skill and perfection.
NUNZIO D’AMICO, Sub Forward—Although he did not participate in very many games during the season, he gave enough promise to assure him a varsity berth for the coming season.
GEORGE McCARTNEY, Sub Center—Although lacking experience, this lanky youth showed exceptional promise of being converted into a fine center.
Players Goals Fouls Total
Bleier 60 45- 69 165
Nugent 34 17- 39 85
Bobby 30 24- 47 84
Tominovitch 21 25- 53 67
Ulica 10 8- 11 28
Wayne 3 1- 2 7
Toskin 1 2
McCartney 2- 2 2
Team Totals 159 122-223 440 Ninety-fiven§§
Front Row—Howard Nugent, Albert Bobby, Captain Harry Bleier, Coach Ganaposki. Mascot Chester Magnotto, Joseph Ulica. Joseph Tominovitch, Student Manager Samuel Magnotto.
Rear Row—Samuel Toskin, Roy Wayne, George McCartney, Joseph Limpar, Nunzio D’Amico.
Farrell 16 Monaca 25
F arrcll 30 Monaca 26
Farrell 31 Alumni 27
Farrell 11 New Castle ... 12
Farrell 30 Grove City ... 16
Farrell 32 Meadville 20
Farrell 28 Elizabeth 10
Farrell 24 Erie Central 25
27 Sharon 23
Farrell 22 Grove City ... 26
35 Sharpsville ... 12
Farrell 21 Erie Central 19
Farrell 26 Sharpsville ... 39
Farrell 21 Sharon 23
Farrell 18 Greenville 23
Farrell 36 Meadville 28
Farrell 32 Greenville 7
Tournament: Farrell 12 Sharon 16
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Front Row: Faculty Manager Cooley, Pintar, Strizzi. Sarcinella, Captain
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Rear Row: Hilkirk, Phillips. Bobby, Fowler, Greenbaum, Cervanak.
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New Castle ..................... 9
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OUR COACH AND OUR TEAM
MISS RANKIN, Our Coach. Miss Rankin has uplifted the standard of Girls’ Basket-ball and has produced the most successful team ever to don the Blue and Gold. The players, the fans, and the public appreciate Miss Rankin's excellent work.
MISvS COOLEY, Faculty Manager. Miss Cooley has always put forth her best efforts to arrange an intcrcstng schedule. Her splendid cooperation and business ability arc appreciated by the team.
CAPTAIN ROBERTA KING, Forward. Swift, tenacious, determined, and dependable are a few of the characteristics of this forward. As Captain and as star forward, Roberta holds an enviable position on Farrell's team. Filling her duties as Captain, backed by Miss Rankin, and the willing cooperation of all the squad, she has made a name for Farrell High in Girls' Athletics.
FLORENCE SULLIVAN, Forward. “Doric” holds the honor of being one of the best forwards who ever represented Farrell High on the basket-ball court. When a tie-ball is called, “Doric” gets the tip-off, and a basket is sure to be made. She can roll one in, whether her guard is watching or not. This is “Doric’s” third and last year to represent the Blue and Gold.
JENNY BOBBY, Center. She gets her opponents worried from the first minute of play. The opponents cannot very well get a ball past Jenny because she is always alert. Jenny will represent the Blue and Gold another year.
LUCY SARCINELLA, Side Center. Lucy, one of the new players on the varsity team this year, replaced Esther Ebert, after semester graduation. She has made herself known as one of the fastest players in this section of the county; this was shown in the Sharon game. Although Lucy is small, she can jump and intercept passes. Farrell’s center sec tion will not be weakened, for Lucy will be with Farrell High School next year.
KI TH THOMAS. Guard. Ruth, a fast player, has playing spirit and gets there every time. She has caused many forwards to lose a shot by quick interference and close guarding. Ruth has held several forwards scoreless and can be depended upon repeating the same good work in the next two years.
NAN FOWLER, Guard. Nan plays around her opponents like a whirlwind and is noted for her ability to jump, pass, and intercept dribbles and passes. She has also held her forward scoreless in a few games. The hall never gets past her. No matter how high or low or how far away it may be thrown, she is always there. We depend upon her for the next two years to help keep a winning ‘earn representing the Blue and Gold.
ANNA PINTAR, Guard. Anna was always ready to substitute for another player. She has played in nearly every game this season and has helped us to win by her good passing and systematic guarding. Anna will represent Farrell High next year.
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Field Goals Fouls T otal
61 1 14-45 135
50 3 24-49 121
9 1 8-14 25
9 1 0- 1 17
4 1 1- 5 8
4 1 0- 3 7
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143 8 48-117 315 Ninety-nineFARRELL FACULTY FIVE
During the past few years, the members of the Farrell Fligh School Faculty have organized a basket-ball team, not only for recreational purposes, but to meet and develop closer relationship with members of the faculty of the various schools in the county and in other districts. The faculty team, for the past two years, has had a very successful and triumphant season, meeting many of the faculty teams in the state.
The Farrell High Faculty Five of this year ended their schedule undefeated, playing the preliminary to the varsity games at home and away from home. The secret of success in basket-ball, as well as in other things of life, is cooperation and harmony, which the “profs” presented in meeting the various teams. The personnel of this year’s team was composed of such men as, Mr. Anthony Pintar, teacher of mathematics, guard and captain of the team; Mr. William Thomas, civics teacher, playing the forward position; Coach W. E. Ganaposki, coach and physical director, playing guard; Mr. E. I. Schrot, teacher of mathematics, holding the center position; Mr. John Hetra, teacher of guidance, forward; Mr. Arthur Vermeire, attendance officer, guard; Mr. George Dvoryak, social science teacher, forward and faculty manager; Albert Seaman, although not a member of the faculty, played several games with the team.
The season was opened with a win over the fast Y. M. G. A. team of Farrell on the Farrell floor; the proceeds were used in outfitting the squad with new uniforms of orange and black, being the only faculty team that have their regular faculty uniforms.
THE RECORD OF THE SEASON
Farrell High Faculty Five 40 Y. M. G. A 16
Farrell High Faculty Five 36 Farrell Rusiness Five 14
Farrell High Faculty Five 44 Meadville Faculty 21
Farrell High Faculty Five 45 Ambridge Faculty 12
Farrell High Faculty Five 27 Greenville F'aculty 7
Farrell High Faculty F'ive 23 Ambridge Faculty 1
High 42 Meadville Faculty 8
Farrell High Faculty Five 51 Greenville F'aculty 28
Farrell High Faculty Five 25 I'arrell Corsairs 22
Total: Farrell 333 Opponents 129
Senior Class Prophecy
ADLER. Mary Statistician. Graduated from Farrell High School. Among her greatest works is the computing of the imputation of Wheatland and West Middlesex. At present Miss Adler lives in the suburbs of Masury, ().
ANTAL. Margaret Private Secretary to the governor of Pennsylvania. Won her place through winning the Write Longhand prize for being the most efficient private secretary in the United States.
APPLEBAUM, Sidney Scientific Farmer. Invented a way of making jmtatoes grow less bumpy. Received his education in Farrell High School, and in the School of Raising Red Cucumbers. He now lives in California.
ARMSTRONG. Margaret Physical Instructor. Instructor at 'Wheatland gymnasium. Coach of the National Champions. Girls’ Physical Instructor at Western Reserve 1930-1939.
ARMOUR, Inez Telephone Operator. Made her mark in the connection of the United States ami the South Sea Isles. Miss Armour is the fastest “Hello Girl” in the United States. Recreation: Saying “Number, please” in her sleep.
AUSTIN, Rosabelle Missionary. In charge of missions at the North Pole, 1939. Reported drowned in Arctic, missing 1940-45. Found in Australia. Still teaching 1946.
BECHTOLD, Thomas Criminologist. Served ten-year sentence at Allegheny Penitentiary to study prisons and crimes. Lectured on extension of crime, 1943. Chosen Criminologist for Germany, 1946.
BERKOWITZ, Isadorc -Professor of Mathematics in the University of Farrell. Received his M. A. Degree in the Youngstown Y. M. C. A. in 1934. In 1939 he invented a shorter and easier way of multiplying two by two. The invention brought him many youthful admirers. Recreation: Working abstract problems in Calculus.
BERNARD, Martha Actress. Started career by appearing in Farrell High School plays. She is now starring in Strand Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. Is best known and loved of actresses of the day.
BILLIONI, Carl Trombonist. Winner of National Contest for Trombone Players held at Wheatland, 1939. Taught trombone playing in Philippine Islands, 1949.
BLAZAVITCH. Josephine Swimmer. First woman to swim across the Atlantic. Instructor of swimmers of Farrell High Xatatorium 1940. Last woman to swim across the English Channel.
BOBBY, Ethel l’ianist. Winner of endurance piano plaving. Taught many of the greatest pianists of the day. Coimxjser of “Down by the Shenango” and "Take MeBack to Farrell.” Played at the Court of the King of Roumatiia, 1938.
BURNS, Kevin Leader of Jazz Orchestra. He was educated in Farrell High School, and later took a course in music in Ying Ying University in China. He i the author of many of the latest song hits. Recreation: Idling away time with his saxophone.
BURPRICH. Andy -Sociologist. President of the Home for Old Maids. Advocate of stricter marriage and divorce laws. Travelled extensively to learn of better conditions for Old Maids, 1940-50.
BUCCO, Coleman Jeweler. Established the “Trust Us” jewelry store in Philadelphia, 1932. Handles only the best of everything. His wares arc used by Royalty all over the world. Recreation: Practicing some of the old High School cheers.
CANTELUPE, William Judge of the Supreme Court of the U. S. Entered fiolitics in 1938. when he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Farrell. Took a private course in law and received his degree in 1941. Two years later he received his position for life. Motto: “Judges live forever.”
COLLECHI, Mary Stenographer. Employed by the Farrell Automobile Works, 1940-42. Author of “The Art of Chewing Gum While Typing.” Chosen representative (if Farrell’s Conference of Efficient Stenographers held at W. Middlesex.
COUSINTINE, Josephine Head Bookkeeper in the court of "The New Poor.” Has traveled extensively in Europe and the Fiji Islands. Residence: New York City.
CURRIE, William -Scenario Writer. Employed at the M. T. Film Company. He is one of the greatest artists in Filmdom. He has recently completed the play, “Love Me, Love My Girl.”
DANESSA, Susan -Social Worker. President of Associated Charities of New York. Spent one week in Jamaica lecturing on the subject of bettering the conditions of the sugar bugs. Motto: “Do a kind deed every day.”
DAVIS, Georgia Dean of Women in Juniata College. Miss Davis is a graduate of Farrell High School and Slippery Rock State College. She keeps her subjects in constant terror of being punished. Received a medal of honor for breaking up a perfectly lovely party among the students. Recreation: Nosing around the halls.
DAVIS, Coraid I n Spanish Dancer. Founder of the Davis School of Modern Dancing in which she taught all the latest steps. The most popular of these is the “Whirlpool.” Originator of the Farrell Hop, a new dancing step.
DI SILVIO, Erma Designer. Founded Farrell Designing Co., 1929. Spent two years in Europe (1930-1932) where she learned all the latest fashions. She has been using the same designs since. Motto: “Why worry?”
EBERT, Esther Coach of the I. L. Y. Girls’ Football Team. Miss Ebert played fullback on the Vassar Team in 1930!.•. She spends all her spare time reading the book "How to Play Football.”
EVANS. Mary Professional Typist. She won the prize at the recent world Fair when she wrote 175 words a minute without an error. Farrell, the home town of Miss Evans, was jubilant at this achievement, which feat has given Farrell a j cr-manent place on the map.
FLEET, Elva Accountant. Accepted jx sition with The Farrell Money Loaning Association in 1932. Resigned in 1932. Accepted a position with the Orange Blossom Cosmetics in 1933, where she passes her time in sampling all new cosmetics.
FRANK, Joseph -Millionaire. Made his money through wise investments. He has made several excursions into the wilds of Africa. He is known all over the world as one who not only takes but also gives. Motto: "Don’t Fool Yourself."
One Hundred ThreeFRITCHMAN. Ellen | cra Star. Made her debut in grand oj era in 1943. Her voice thrills thousands of music lovers throughout the U. S. She can often be heard over the radio. Recreation: Treating her throat with antiseptics.
GARFUNKEL. George Judge of Mercer County. Has held various ]M litical j ositions prior to his becoming Judge. Councilman of Farrell 1940-44.
Burgess of Transfer 1946-50. Was elected Judge of Mercer County in 1950.
GELETKO, Steve Violinist. Fiddled his way into the hearts of all who knew him. Director of Classical Ladies Orchestra which specializes in Aesthetic Music. Chairman of Committee for
Farrell’s Golden Jubilee, 1949.
GELFAND. Benjamin Surgeon. Dr. Gelfand is
now at the height of his fame. Began his career by sweeping the offices of all the physicians of Farrell. With his unusual brilliancy, he learned all the medical secrets until medical school seemed just a pastime. He is now operatic surgeon in the Home for Stray Pups and Kittens.
GLADISH, Mary Marathon Runner. Won fifty mile race at Olympic games, 1930. Won one mile in three hours. Champion woman athlete of Farrell.
GRACEN1N, Bronco Scientist and Explorer.
Discovered a vast field in the extreme eastern ]K rtion of Western Pennsylvania in 1943. Built a town in 1944 and named it Gracenin, Pa. Recreation: Analyzing bugs.
GRANDE, Angelo Radio Announcer. Most popu-lar radio announcer in the Shenango Valley 1938-38 4. Announcer of Farrell-Sharon games. Radio repair man 1940-45. Inventor of the “Improved Radio.”
GRIFFITH. Margaret Head of the Farrell High School Cafcterih. Besides being a gixnl cooking teacher. Miss Griffith is also an authoress. The public has just recently received her latest edition, “Too Much Salt.”
GUNESCH, William Lightweight Champion. Was victorious over Dempsy in 1940, and over Tunney in 1942. Joined the movies and specialized in boxing scenes. Was boxing instructor at Harvard and later at Farrell High.
HAVRILLA, Carl -Electrical Engineer. Built a bridge spanning the Atlantic where Lindbergh flew across, in 1947. Received his medal of honor in 1950. Was made honorary president of the Electrical Engineers of the YVorld 1957.
HEAGNEY, Genevieve Director of Dramatics at Lehigh University. Was graduated from Farrell High School in 1928, and Carnegie Tech one year and seven months later. Directs plays at Girl Scout Camps during the summer. Motto: “Feel your part.”
HEIGES, Wallace Cartoonist. Employed as cartoonist for the "Literary Digest.” Educated at Yale. He is now cartoonist for the "Wheatland Daily.”
HETRA, Suzanne Senator. First woman senator in Pennsylvania. Miss Hetra had a taste of politics early in life when she attended the Senior elections. Recreation: Urging bills in Senate.
HOGUE, Edith Owner of Fashion Shops in Paris, London and New York. She is the most fashionably dressed woman in the world today.
HOROVITZ, Ruth Politician. Mi s Horovitz, a staunch Republican, is at present touring the country and lecturing on the subject, ‘‘Why a Woman Should be the Next President.”
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HENNING, Edward Clown. Traveled with Bar-num and Baily in 1930. Founder of Henning Shows. Best vaudeville actor in New York, 1940.
KING, Roberta -Sportswoman. Started her career immediately after graduation from High School. Today she has one of the best trained basketball teams with a record of winning every game played.
LAC AM ERA, John English Instructor. Flunkall University takes pride in Professor LaC.amera of their Fhiglish Department. Prof. LaCamcra delights in putting his students to sieep with his short stories.
LE1NBERGER, Lillian Doctor. Most practical woman doctor in forty-eight states. She was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1932. Took special medical course and received her M. I), in 1937. Has been performing most of her skill in hospitals.
LLEWELLYN, Delmas Manufacturer. Me has seen years of service and i about to retire front active work. Manufactures everything from organs to pianos. Motto: “Play an instrument.”
LOW, John Minister. Rev. Low started his education in F'arrell Schools. After graduation from High School, he went to the Holy City and took up the ministry. He is now in India where he instills the love for mankind into the minds of the natives.
LURIE, Harvey Secretary of Labor. Farrell is proud of it fellow townsman who is one of the few to reach the cabinet of the president of the U. S. Our secretary has settled many a complex labor problem during his term of office. Indications are that the White House will be graced by his presence for many years to come.
MACHUGA, Bertha Pi ofc ional Short Story Writer. Sjiecializes in writing children’s stories. One of her most i pular works is "I. O. U.” She is the only author of the age whose works are rend from beginning to end without stopping to look for punctuation.
MACKEY, George Educator. Teaches Psychology in Dropsie College. He is a master of his ;trt. No half way about it. Favorite pastime: Acting the part of a clown.
MAGNOTTO. Sam Attorney at Law. It is said that Mr. Magnotto, one of the world’s best lawyers can name every bone in the framework of the Constitution. He studied law and i»cace in Bolshevist College, Russia.
MAMMARELLA, Anna Tennis Champion. Won her first honors in Farrell, 1940. Comtietcd in National Contest in 1943, and defeated Helen Wills, to win the National Championship. Entered International contest five weeks later and won first place in the world.
MARSHALL. Powers Orator. After years and years of research work, our explorers have at last discovered a double of Havne. Needless to say Mr. Marshall will hold a prominent place in the pages of American History in the future.
MARTINI, Margaret Rough Rider. Sole owner of the greatest ranch in Texas. Miss Martini sj ends her quiet moments writing the world’s most bl x d-curdling novels. Favorite pastime: Bustin’ Broncos.
MARTIN, Esther Private Secretary to Mr. Wool-worth. multi-millionaire. She is noted for her sjieed in typing one hundred forty words a minute.MASON, Sara Life Guard at Palm Beach. She is esj ecially active in the winter when countless l coplc take refuge from the cold weather of their own cities ami towns. Saved the lives of two fish in 1941. Threw them back in the water two minutes later.
MASTRIAN, Angelo Member of Parliament. Mr. Mastrian was made a member of Parliament at the age of 93, after a brilliant | olitical career. He is an important looking gentleman with a black and white striped beard.
MASTRIAN, Joseph Hypnotist. Hailed a the wonder man of the day. He gave a marvelous exhibition of his skill two years ago by putting the entire Chinese Empire in a dead stupor. Recently the president engaged him to spirit away the National Debt. Present Residence: 23 Onion Row, Garlic Boulevard, Paris.
MAYNARD, Albert Newly elected President of the United States. His one ambition is finajly gained. He is living with his wife in the White House.
McFARI.IN. Harry Magician. The only living man today who can produce a cow from under his hat. He has thrilled the court of the Turkish Sultan with his magic. Recreation: Coaching
famous football teams.
MILLER. Steve Pharmacist. He has gained hi-know'edge some years ago, through the aid of Mr. C. H. Jensen, a great professor at the college he attended.
MIXER. G-ace Scicnti-t. Mi-s Mixer, one of the greatest of women scientists has scored another success. She has succeeded in producing a seedless waterme’on. Grace Mixer is a true daughter of her illustrious father.
MROZEK Victor Dramatist. Great writer of the age; in fact a living Shakespeare. His latest work is entitled “Nothing.”
MUNROE Margaret Aviatrix. Miss Munroe with her litt’e monoplane “Tonlead” has built up a wonderful business in long distance hauling via air. She moved the Turkish In suited ion to Nicarauga over night. Motto: “Give me the air.”
NATHAN. Will c Veterinary. When quite young, he took a great liking for dogs. In 1930 he started a dog farm where he could exercise his skill. His pups have never tailed to take a prize in a dog show.
NEWMAN. F eda Mountain Climber. While visiting in Switzerland, Miss Newman was persuaded to climb a mountain. She was so fascinated by the sj»ort that she decided to remain in Switzerland all her life. Each morning she runs up and down the Alps six times.
NEWTON, Guy Engineer. Graduate of Penn State where he took a course in bricklaying. One of the finest engineers in the country, according to critics. He is one of the world’s most brilliant men. He has never married.
OSTROWSKI Mnrjan Instructor. Mathematics teacher of great ini|»ortance. Can do rapid work in head with few errors. Favorite pastime: Studying his multiplication tables.
PALKO, Ma-ie -Business Executive. Business manager of the world’s largest beauty parlors. Recreation: Giving beauty treatments. Residence, Fifth Avc., Sharon, Pa.
PANNUTO S e !a Teacher. Head of Bookkeeping Department at Indiana University. Very exact in all her dealings. Authoress of “Improved Methods for Keeping Books.”
PETRAS, Edward Millionaire. Among the wealthiest men of the United States is Mr. Petras, who made mo«t of hit wealth on a peanut wagon. He endowed the Walter Reed Hospital of Disabled Veterans with a fully cquipi»ed gymnasium.
PILCH, Marie Dentist. One of the few women dentists who has a phonograph concealed beneath the chair to ease the patient’s pains. Favorite expression: "Keep your mouth open.”
RAINEY, Nellie Burgess of Farrell. Believes in the trict enforcement of the existing Dog Laws. Elected as "First Lady” of Farrell in 1952, after ! eing a candidate four consecutive times. Recreation: Dancing.
REESE, Catherine Postmistress A credit to the town she works for. When W'hcatland built its new jwstoffice, no other applicant was given any consideration for the position. Accepted the
honor in 1947. •
REESE, Harry Publisher. Educated at Farrell
High, and the University of Columbus. Sang on the stage for two years (1939-41) but later realized that active work would do him more good. He still sings on the side.
REESE, Harold Rei rter. The Farrell News,
the largest paper in the world, boasts of Mr. Reese as its star reporter. He gets all the news on murders, suicides, births, and weddings. Residence: Farrell, Pa. Summer Residence: Rotterdam, Holland.
RODITCH. Mildred Manager of World’- Basketball Team. She is a great basket-ball player, in fact a wonder at all sports.
ROTH, Hannah Ballet Dancer. Attended Dana Institute, ami Davis School of Modern Dancing. Made her first appearance on the stage in 1933. Danced for the Emperor of Japan in 1935. Residence- Sjiu Fyuceo, Japan.
ROSENBLUM Pauline Journalist. Graduate of S. R. S. T. C. and Illinois University. Took a course in Journalism in Pitt, at the age of 53. and was an honor student. Favorite pastime: Writing Essays.
ROUX, Leonard Advertiser. Employed at the largest Cheese Factory in the United States. Attended Westminster College in New Wilmington and in England. Recreation: Selling peanuts.
SABO. Robert Supersalesman. The only living man that can sell silk to silkworms. Sells anything in tin containers from sardines to Fords. Unmarried but not |»rrmanrntly.
SALANTI. Anita Traveler. Born in Farrell, Pa.: educated in Farrell Schools. Traveled extensively for twenty years. Author of "My Trip to Europe.” Has just left for Chile to study the conditions of the prisons there.
SATLOS Mary Librarian. Secured her i«--ui n in Farrell’s large public library 1937. Married a great electrical wizard in 1950, who he)| ed her with her work.
SCHUNN. Elizabeth Hotel Manager. Executor at Ryndam Hotel. Holland. Specializes in boarding emigrants. Motto: “First ('lass Service, High Rates.”
SCHWARTZ. Margaret Immigration Official. Makes her home in Ellis Island where she studies Immigration Problems. Had jwrsonal interview with the Secretary of Labor in 1944 1-6. Favorite pastime: Yearning for Farrell.
One Hundred FiveOne Hundred SixSCHWELLING, Margaret Welfare Worker. Connected with “Sunshine Home." Educated in Farrell Schools, and Carnegie Tech. Recreation: Helping the needy. Residence: Wheatland, Pa.
SCOWDEN, Mildred Sculptress. Molded "I.indy" in 1930, just two years after being graduated from Farrell High. She is credited with having made likenesses of Coolidge, "Jim" Davis, and many other notables of the 30th century.
SEMAN, Albert Theologian. Graduate of Farrell High School and St. Vincent Theological Seminary of Beatty, Pa. Opposed to the youth of today. Recreation: Studying religions and their faults.
SHENKER, Carl Professor of English in Farrell High School. Was graduated from Grove City College. Wrote "The English Language and Its Use" in 1943. Married Lad_y Jacquilinc, daughter of Karl of Bridgwater in 1955.
SHORT, Ada Pianist. Miss Short was graduated from Carnegie Tech with high honors. She was congratualted i ersonally by the president oI the United States when she attended a convention in Washington during the summer of 1936.
SMITH. Margaret -Lecturer. Born, reared, and educated in Farrell. Socialized in public soaking at Milla Maria College, where she was graduated in 1932. Permanent residence: Chicago, 111.
SOMOGY1, Sophia Banker. Cashier at the Colonial Trust Company in Farrell. Was graduated from Farrell High School and Indiana State College. She had her first experience with banks in 1929, when she o| ened a check account. Recreation: Signing checks.
SONGER, Priscilla Vocalist. Gave up stage
carper in 1932 to become a millionaire. Returned to the stage in 1933. Sang in South America in 1940. Returned to the United States two years later. Residence: New York.
STEVENSON, Lawrence Professor of Guidance in Farrell High School. 'Proposed rule that no final exams were to be given at the end of the year. Recreation: Resting. Residence. F'arrell. Pa.
STURDY, Harriet Evangelist. Began preaching when she was 12 years old. Disappeared in 1933. F'ound teaching a group of natives in Africa, 1939. She is still in Africa continuing her work.
SULLIVAN, Florence Champion Basket-ball
Player. Miss Sullivan was the former star of F'arrell High School. She was forward on the World’s Champion Team, a team from Miss Weaver's School, Tarrytown.
TARAN, Sam Manager of Clover-Bay Farm Products. Wa educated in F’arrell High and was a popular football player. Gave up athletics because the work was too easy. Recreation:
Sleeping. Residence: Alaska.
TOMINOVITCH. Joe Director of Olympic Games. Educated at Farrell High and Notre Dame. Unmarried. Recreation: Avoiding girls.
TORTORETI. Margaret Dietitian. Prepares meals for all convalescents at Dog and Horse Hospital. Recreation: Mixing Vitamines.
ULICA, Joe Sea Captain. In charge of the Cun-ard-American Line. Has weathered more storms than any other living captain. Favorite expression: "Ahoy, there, mate! Recreation: Avoiding Storms.
WARD, Beatrice President of Smith College. Educated at Slippery Rock State College and Smith College. President of Teachers’ Literary Club, 1942. Rccrcat ion : Lecturing.
WATTERS. James Superintendent of Steel Mills. Born in Chicago; educated in Wheatland and F'arrell Schools. Studied labor problems in 1937. Residence: Sharpsvillc, Pa.
WAYNE, Roy Doctor. Graduate of F’arrell High School and Johns Hopkins University. Performed a successful operation on a chicken in 1940. Dr. Wayne is married and resides in New York City.
WEISAN, Elizabeth - Accompanist. Has led many of our most famous singers to the height of fame. Attended Farrell High School and New Wilmington Conservatory. Residence: Montreal.
WEISAN, Helena Vaudeville star. Talent discovered when she aj | carcd. in the Home Town Follies of 1934 given in Farrell. Now ap] earing at Rex Theatre in New York.
WHITE, Louise Traveling Saleslady. Takes orders for everything from hairpins to furniture. Is at present in the northern portion of Alaska. Motto: "Buy on time."
WILLIAMS. Margaret Olympic Swimmer. First woman to swim the Red Sea. Gave up professional swimming in 1945 to take up her work with the Farrell Y. VV. C. A.
WOODFOLK. Ivvangeline Artist. Many of her works have been sent to Art Galleries of foreign countries. She studies "Art for Art’s Sake." She is best known for her portrayal of "The Goose and the Golden F.gg."
WOODSIDE, William Racer. Winner of auto racing contest for 1943-44. He is the fastest man on wheels, and makes his home in anything with wheels and a motor. Residence: Highways.
YANKOVICH. Vera Champion Golfer of Middlesex’s Golf Tournament. Miss Yankovich won the Mercer County Championship in 1944 which enabled her to play for National Championship held at Florida in 1946.
ZEIGLER, Rhea Director of Music in F'arrell High School. Born in New York. Educated in F'arrell High School and Dana Institute of Music of Warren, Ohio. Recreation: Composing songs. Residence: Italy.
ZIMMERMAN. James -Editor in Chief of the F'arrell News. Mr. Zimmerman will personally interview the King and Queen of Italy when they arrive in Farrel for a brief visit.
ZOLTON, David President of the Blue and Gold Line. His buses run between Chicago and San Francisco. Has held this position for the past twenty years. Motto: "Don’t walk."
There’s a creature coming toward me That I can not seem to place.
But she seems a bit familiar As I look into her face.
Dressed in full in furs and feathers,
Though they’re only to her knees.
And a ixkxIIc completes the picture,
Pekingese, so to please.
And her face is brightly painted And so very short her skirt,
Her eyes so large and very bright,
Lo! she was born a flirt.
So fairly taking all in all.
With looks quite beautiful and dapper.
But this chic creature is no more Than just a very foolish flapper.
One Flundrcd SevenJOKES
In Biology Class—“Hazel, what is a blizzard?” Hazel (Just waking up)—“A part of a chicken.”
Heard in Class—“Teacher, how do you figure out the number of periods in a bottle of ink by algebra?”
Teacher—“Are there any questions on the ‘Reign of Terror ?” Helen—“How long did King Terror reign?”
(An enthusiastic spectator yelling at one of the players who held the basket-ball at the Farrell-Monaca game)—“Shoot! Shoot!” As if in answer to his words, the shot which ended the third quarter was heard from the gun.
Teacher »n General Science Class—“What arc the three states of matter?”
Freshman—“Texas, California, and Florida.”
When Sid Applebaum was asked what his motto was he replied:
“Do not calculate upon the produce of poultry before the process of incubation is fully completed.”
A Sophomore’s version of a letter of condolence:
“Dear Mrs. Kook:—I am sending in my deepest regret and sympathy for Joe. He died so unexpectedly. It shocked me greatly. He was a true pal. All loved him, and I know though he is gone, he will never be forgotten. Even if he did bite Tom Henderson, Tom deserved it for teasing him. Yes, I’ll always remember him and though you will replace him, you will never find a better and a friendlier dog than Joe.
Yours resj cctfully,
Sophomore—“Can you describe a Daschund?”
Freshman—“A Daschund is a half a dog high and a dog and a half long.”
Teacher—“Give three facts about Coleridge.”
Robert Sabo (Didn’t Study)—“Well, er—he was born, married-----and he died in 62
years.--------When Coleridge traveled, he left his wife and little Coolers at home.”
In Physics Class—“For instance, if you drop a stack of dishes, that’s noise, but if you drop them one at a time, that’s music.”
In P. O. I). Class (Discussion of Fall and Sinclair Trial).
Teacher—“What do we call their crime?”
Silence from the class.
Teacher—“We call it breach of----”
Teacher— “What are the duties of the Secretary of Treasury?”
Anna Mammarella—“The duties of the Secretary of Treasury are to take care of the incomes and the outcomes.”
In General Science—“When water changes to ice what change takes place?” Freshman—“Change in price.”
Teacher—“Give an account of Longfellow’s life.”
George Papovitch—“He was born when he was three years old.”
Teacher—“Define simple sentence.”
Sydney Gelfand (absent-mindedly)—“It is a sentence that ends in a period.” One Hundred Eight
The Famous Diary Of A Novelist
Utterly surprising and delightful to the readers of our noted novelist. Miss Margaret Martini, is the discovery of a diary, kept during her Senior year in Farrell High School, 1927-28. The discovery was made by her biographer, Harvey Lurie who states, that in the diary, Miss Martini has recorded events, which will interest her fellow-schoolmates. The •‘Reflector” has been granted the privilege of publishing the following:
SEPTEMBER 21. What happened yesterday? Oh yes! The Faculty of Farrell High opened the social season of the school by holding a weiner roast as a welcome to the new teachers. I heard all about it. Here’s what happened. The teachers met at the school, and later drove to Roux’s camp where they spent the evening in dancing, playing games, and roasting weiners and steak. We heard that a merry time was had by all.
SEPTEMBER 25. Aha! The Senior Class followed the faculty’s lead by staging a “hot dog” and marshmallow roast. Lingamore Lake was chosen as the scene of our festival, and we had a festival! We spent the evening dancing, singing and doing anything to keep ourselves busy. After a delightful time, we wended the merry path homeward.
OCTOBER 28. The Junior Class held a Hallowe’en party this evening in the gymnasium. The celebration began at 7:3() p. m., with the arrival of some queer looking “humans.” The Juniors had a hard time trying to recognize each other. Prizes were awarded to the following: Harry Bleier for being the best dressed boy; Bernice Arkwright, the best dressed girl; Alfred LaCamera. the funniest dressed boy; and Elizabeth Brown as his running mate. The most amusing part of the entertainment, for all the onlookers, was the wedding of Jennie Bobby and Joe Rosenberg (picture that) with “lzzy” Bleier acting as preacher. The remainder of the evening was spent in dancing, music being furnished by the Junior Class Orchestra. The Juniors reported a good time.
OCTOBER 29. Little kiddies, gypsies, pirates, clowns and even Uncle Sam, assembled in the High School gymnasium tonight for the annual Senior Hallowe’en party. Soon after the usual excitement of getting the fun started, a short program was given as follows: Violin solo, Steve Geletko; vocal duet, Harry Reese and Mr. Dvoryak; then all the lights went out and a ghost, in the person of Rhea Zeigler, appeared. Gee Willikers! Were we scared? O-oh! It told us a very gruesome tale. But the lights soon went on again and we recovered gradually. Then the dancing started. At ten thirty, the grand procession marched, and prizes were awarded .
NOVEMBER 4. The Sophomores broke into society with a class party today. Once more the members of the Faculty were special guests. Each of the Sophomore rooms presented a stunt. Room 23, with Miss King, as teacher, presented a short play. Characters were Catherine Blair, Dolores Gully, Fred Barber, and Bert Malsom. Eight students from Rooms 25,26. and 27, of which Miss Golden, Miss Gojdics. and Miss Stillstrom are teachers, danced a Virginia Reel. Those participating were: Helen Klamer, Eva Stahl, Ruth Thomas. Dolores Gatet, Philip Griffith. Charles Kerins, Frank Carine. and Harry Greenberger; Fred Polangin, pianist, played for the number. Hubert Blair of Room 22, of which Miss Weiner is teacher, gave a magic exhibition. Esther Stevenson and Nan Fowler rendered a dialogue. Helen Rudley and Nan Fowler sang.
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After the stunts, dancing was enjoyed, with the Junior Gass Orchestra furnishing the music. The Sophomore Home Room teachers had charge of the entertainment as well as the refreshments. The Sophomores looked forward to their party with great eagerness.
NOVEMBER 11. The Senior High School students and teachers assembled in the auditorium today, to respect the honored dead of the World War.
The assembly was opened by the Senior Gass President. Albert Maynard. Mr. Vincent, our principal, gave us a splendid address about war. and its cost. The program which then followed was- Several war songs, by the whole assembly - piano solo by Roy Wayne; an essay. "What Armistice Day Means to Us," by Morris Schermer. Morris’s essay was chosen as the best of the Senior High students' essays; a violin and saxophone duet by Andrew- Hnida and Wilberta Ward. This very interesting program was concluded by a glowing address on the war sites and Flanders Field by Mis- Wallace, of our faculty, who visited the places of which she spoke. The assembly was then dismissed. We all went home thinking that Armistice Day really meant a lot to each of us.
DECEMBER 21. Today, oh. day of days, the Mid-year Senior Gass of 28 completed its prescribed four years of mental labor and was given a beautiful dismissal from the portals of learning, namely, from Farrell High School. We Seniors filed into our seats in the Assembly Hall and sat quietly until the rest of the students were seated.
One of our fellow classmen. William Cantelope. then opened the assembly and the following numbers were given: Orchestra selection by High School Orchestra; Scripture reading by Sam Magnotto; Gass Proclamation, by Wiliam Cantelope; the dass will by John LaCamera; a piano solo by Mildred Scowden was a fitting introduction for the event that followed; for now a glowing future was predicted for our class by Margaret Martini; then came another of our amateur musicians. Kevin Borns, with a saxophone solo. A surprise came next. Our dass presented a gold key, a key to the treasure chest of knowledge, to the Senior B dass. The presentation was made by John Low. The gift was accepted by the Senior Gass President. Albert Maynard. A farewell speech by Genevieve Heagney. and the dass song by the entire class dosed the student program. Now came the saddest part of our entire High School career. We were dismissed—forever—from rhe sacred halls of our dear Alma Mater, by our beloved Superintendent, Mr. Irwin.
DECEMBER 21. To be sure of giving themselves a lasting impression of the good times they had enjoyed, in our famous gymnasium, the Senior A’s held a party this ev ening in their own honor. Each Senior was permitted to bring a guest and the faculty was given an invitation to attend. The whole dass attended, and they certainly did enjoy themselves. The party ended with the Seniors bidding farewell Co tlieir Alma Mater, and to each other. Oh I how the tears did flow f No one was drowned, and everyone arrived home safely.
Because of the length of this diary, another portion will be given next week.
Otic Hiimireti TenOur School Record
August 29—Farrell High Sch' ol open its portals to us ' nee attain.
September 6—First day of detention r om. Good news!
September 9—Girls' Glee Club organized. Great singers arc brought into the spotlight.
Scptcml cr 14—First Senior Class meeting. Albert Maynard chosen President. Gass officers, Editor-in-Chief, and associates of "The Reflector” were elected.
Set tember 2ft The Alpha I.iterary Society is reorganized. Come on ye talented t U| ifs of Farrell High!
Septcml er 23—"kesjiect your Elders” so say we, as we suffer our first defeat in footl all at the hands of the Alumni.
October 4—First six weeks' tests. Plenty of variety; bets of excitement prevails,
October 8—The first social event of the season today. Seniors hold their Weiner Roast.
October II—Footl all fw|uad goes through a hard scrimmage in preparation for the Greenville game.
October 13—Do you want a 100 per cent room? Well, get your dimes ready, for today is Tag I Jay.
October 13—Against the line of Farrell High they can't compete. The score, Greenville 0, Farrell 26
October 22—Have you stopped cheering for Farrell's footl all team? Well, start again, for our team heat Brookfield 12-f).
October 28—Here’s where the Juniors are getting ahead of us. They arc celebrating Hallowe'en tonight.
October 29—Ghosts! Witches! Fairies! Pirates' Knights'—what? Only the Senior Hallowe'en Party.
November 1—Notice to Seniors: Do you have your haircuts, shaves, dresses, etc.? Today is the firs: day to have your individual pictures taken.
November 7—Seniors prove to lower classmen that only Seniors can j roduce a good assembly program. Sophomores break into society with a Hallowe'en Party,
November 11—Armistice I Jay is celebrated by both Junior and Senior High rendering a fitting pr'.gram in assembly. The greatest event in the History of Athletics. Wfho would have thought—oh well—Farrell 19, Sharon 7. Yeah, Team!
November 17—Matine performance of "A Lucky Break.”
November 18—A packed house views and applauds “A Lucky Break.” Professionals beware !
November 19—What that extra point will do! If not for that we would have tied Sharpsville,
November 23—Why all the sour faces? We get out for Thanksgiving.
November 28—First call for basket-ball practice.
December 9—Today is the first basket-ball game of the season, folks Watch Farrdl go.
December 12—The annual "Reflector” campaign gets under way.
December 14—First payment on “Reflector” is due today. Did you subscribe? If not, why not now?
December 16—We are simply unbeatable. This time it is the Grove City-Farrell Literary Contest. 2 1-6 is a small but powerful margin.
December 20—Just look at our faculty team parading along in brand new basket-ball outfits. Take our word for it, they certainly are becoming
One (SevenDecember 21—The famous Senior A group bids farewell to its Alma Mater. “How sad ’tis to part." Solemn dismissal program in the afternoon, but a peppy farewell party at night.
January 3, 1928 is here, and so’s the first day of school, after a much deserved and well spent vacation.
January 6—Looks as if Farrell will he a strong contender for county honors in basket-ball this year. The fact that we heat Grove City 30-16, strengthens our already strong belief.
January 7—We are real sports, just real sports; we surely can play the game. Meadvillc is defeated 32-20.
January 10—We are given a treat—finals!
January 11—More finals. Whew! hut they’re hard!
January 12—Thank goodness, it’s all over.
January 13—Friday the thirteenth certainly proved to he unlucky—for hlizabetli High School. The score, 28-10.
January 16—The first semester ends.
January 17—F'orget the past, and think of the future. Behold, a new semester is ushered in. Resolved: “That we will study harder than ever before”—if that’s possible.
January 18—The Seniors of Room 2 arc the first to receive the long coveted “Savings Banner” by having 100 per cent hanking.
January 20—Farrell High’s wonder team is making a strong hid for sectional honors. We hold Erie Fast to a mere one-point decision, 25-24.
January 24—Come one, come all, hut don’t rush—to join the public speaking class.
January 25—Tickets for the Sharon game go on sale. One at a time, please.
January 26—Tomorrow is the great Farrell-Sharon game.
January 27—At last we are happy. We celebrate a double victory over Sharon. Happy Day!
January .'()—In honor of the victory over Sharon, school is dismissed at 12 o’clock today.
January 31—What has become of all the Alpha members?
February 1—The unexpected has arrived. Grove City took the privilege of defeating our wonder team. Girls are still undisputed champions.
February 2—We’re all set to break Sharpsville’s winning streak. Let’s go, Farrell!
February 3—The deed is done. Playing a brilliant brand of basket-ball, Farrell High was awarded a 35-12 decision over Sharpsvillc. Athletic assembly in the afternoon. Three of our boys receive medals for being chosen on the all-county football team. “Si” Lyman and Larry Flint are special guests.
February 1—Hats off! Here comes the team that defeated Erie Central on Erie’s floor 21-19.
February 6—Sam Taran stays awake in P. O. D. class. Will wonders never cease?
February 7—‘ Stceltown Lassies” receive a 22-19 defeat at the hands of New Castle.
February 8—Hail the Seniors of Room 2! 100 per cent banking for the fourth consecutive
time. Juniors of Room 5 break previous records with 111.1 per cent. Congratulations, Juniors.
February 10—The Alpha Literary Society present Lincoln program at assembly. Hail the victor. For the second time Morris Schermer wins first honors in an essay contest.
February 14—Is shorthand more important .than a foreign language? Let members of the Junior Business League tell you tffat. Some debate!
February 15—Grade school children witness the matinee performance of the Junior play, “The New Poor.”
February 16—The saying, “It takes the Juniors to put on a good play,” has again been proved when a highly satisfied audience left the auditorium.
February 17—“Revenge is sweet.” Sharon evens the score by defeating Farrell. Sometimes defeats are more triumphant than victories.
One Hundred TwelveFebruary 20—Senior Girls are entertained by Sharon T. M. T. M. Club at a Bachelor-Old Maid Party. Thank you, Sharon. We certainly did enjoy it.
February 21—Six weeks already. Exams!
February 22—Washington’s birthday. School is dismissed at two o’clock.
February 23—Plans arc made for the county roundup.
February 2 1—Our girls finish their basket-ball season with a 41-22 win over Hubbard. Our Faculty holds Ambridge to a single foul.
February 25—Drawing for County Tournament is made. Old rivals to clash once again, for Farrell will meet Sharon in its first game.
February 27—The 36-28 victory over Mcadville is the talk of the school. Faculty defeated the Meadvillc Profs.
February 28—Faculty wins another. Senior cast chosen. And—report cards once again. February 29—This is the extra day in leap year. Use it to good advantage.
March 1—Who said Farrell High School pupils are not thrifty? We boast of 9() per cent in banking this week.
March 2—The Junior Business League makes its appearance with a one-act play, ‘Tamily Affairs” in assembly. Farrell defeats Greenville 32-7 in its last game of the pre-tournament season. Faculty trims Greenville Educators.
March 8—Farrell High School’s basket-ball season ended with Sharon victorious, 16-12. March 9—A musical program was given, and an interesting talk by Mr. Dana of the Dana’s Institute of Warren, Ohio.
March 16—A very pleasing musical program was rendered by the Senior Boys.
March 21—After all these months of winter, we are glad to welcome the first day of Spring. Matinee of the Alpha plays.
March 22—The experiment has proved to be a success. The three one-act plays given by the Alpha went over great.
April 3—At last a rest! Faster vacation begins.
April 10—Back to work and getting ready for six weeks tests once more.
April 11—Grade school youngsters witness “A Full House” and the new stage scenery.
April 12—Senior play went over great. The new curtain is beautiful.
April 14—All ready for the Commercial Contest. Farrell wins second place.
April 20—County Round Up. Farrell wins Class A and County honors.
May 3—Operetta, ‘‘Tulip Time.”
May 9—Final exams, at last a long rest now for the Seniors.
May 11—Exhibition. Senior dismissal.
May 17—Junior-Senior Banquet.
May 22—Senior High School Commencement.
May 24—Junior High School Commencement.
May 25—The last day of school.
OUR ALMA MATER
When the clouds have vanished and skies are blue,
We’ll be true to the Gold and Blue.
True to the best school we ever knew,
And to our teachers too.
Teachers so helpful and kind as they,
We’ll not forget them, not for a day.
Our Alma Mater we love you true.
We’ll always honor you.
One Hundred ThirteenOne Hundred FourteenThe Followers of the Blue and Gold
One Hundred FifteenOne Hundred Sixteenffif
One Hundred Seventeen
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