Ferndale High School - Reflector Yearbook (Johnstown, PA)
- Class of 1939
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Dedicated to PRC
We, the class of nineteen hundred thirty-nine, in apprecia-
tion of the loyal services and efforts toward the betterment
of our schools, dedicate this volume of the Reflector to the
new Ferndale High School, and to the wonderful Dads and
Mothers who have made it possible for the students to secure an
education, and who make it possible for our school to continue and
develop according to the most modern viewpoints of education.
PRESENT HIGH SCHOOL
THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL
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Farewell, dear voivagezcll-5,i14'ill not be long.
Your work is done-now may peace rest Il'llll 11109.
Your kindly tlzlouglzts and deeds-tlzex' will live on
This is not 1leall1k'lis iIIIlII0l'ffllI'lvY.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
President ........... ..,..,. P AUL K. BRANTHOOVER
Vice-President ,..., .............,.... H ARRY E. IEROY
Secretary ...,,.,. .,.... F RANK W. LEVERGOOD
Treasurer .... .,...........,. O RIN C. NAUGLE
That the functions of the Board of Education which
aids in directing the school system may be more fully real'
ized and widely appreciated, the data concerning the en-
rollment, faculty, and property are included to acquaint the
reader with this section.
A teaching and supervising staff of thirty-one members
this year is instructing 763 students in a school plant
evaluated at nearly half a million dollars. Including the
seventh and eighth grades, Ferndale High School has an
active enrollment of 447 students with eighteen full time
faculty members. The enrollment of the grade school is
316 with twelve members of the faculty. The combined
enrollment of the high school and grade school is at present
763 students. Ferndale employs a school nurse, an office
secretary, and two maintenance superintendents.
With the construction of a new high school building,
modern in the latest detail, Ferndale can be justly proud
of its school system.
Paul K. Branthoover
Hai ry E, Jeroy
Frfink W, Levergood
MR. FRAN K lx
PROGRESS IN LEISURE
Leisure is now available. There are free
hours now and likely to be in the future.
Present day modes of living have produced
many free hours when an individual really lives
with himself and his enthusiasms, that time
when family life may be enjoyed, and each
member of the family may choose to be a stu-
dent, philosopher, playfellow, or scientist.
Society has progressed in over-coming the
effects caused by the advent of the various
mechanical aids used in the home today. With
these new mechanical devices costing less, older
home-making activities which formerly made
members of the family dependent on each other
having been pushed aside, family leisure has
Children, older youth and parents have been
pushing forward in this new field, called leisure.
In their play, children are now sharing a sense
of achievement, older youth and adults are
attracted to a variety of interests. Many are
happy to follow that leisure model of a friend,
some follow a popular patterng others use that
type of recreation for which they pay. Recrea-
tions that draw the family together today in
crowded houses and tenement flats are limited,
yet thousands of games and game books are sold.
The automobile has also been an important fac-
tor in leisure progress. Family jaunts are certain-
ly increasing in number for picnic places,
beaches, camps, and tourist recreational estab-
lishments are crowded with family groups,
especially on holidays.
The school has accepted the challenge to
keep in step with progress in leisure. The present
program of sports, citizenship training, and
philosophy offered in the school gives testimony
to its awareness. Even the grade school so
presents its art in music, color, and sports that
these interests live in the future when they be-
come wage earners. The secondary schools and
colleges are constantly faced with requests for
more of 'these activities. Students desire definite
club participation, sports, dancing, and whole-
some social activities. The school today also
shows a definite trend toward less highly organ-
ized sports. There is more training of larger
athletic groups for leisure enjoyments that will
continue after the completion of the schoolls
Politics and participation in government af-
fairs form leisure activities for many citizens.
Many present experiences in school are present-
ed purposely to lead to experiences after school.
Social science courses should definitely prepare
students to be intelligent citizens.
The church has not been asleep. She has
also aided in this progress to use leisure time
in a beneficial way. Recreational specialists are
found on governing bodies, and recreational
halls are increasing in size and numbers. Vice
is not in the competitive games but it is the in-
jurious climax of the games as perceived by a
group of worldly individuals. Church camps
show a gain in quality and popularity and com-
munity problems becorne live subjects for group
discussions. Many youth are taking fast hold of
mid-week and Sunday meetings in the church.
The parish house, community house, Y. W. C. A ,
and Y. M. C. A. are now being used more freely.
Major responsibility for the continuance of
this leisure progress therefore rests upon the
home, the school, the church, and the community
recreational organization, if one exists. Leisure
must remain a challenge to each. Then, as in
utopia, each individual in our social order will
possess a mental health that will guarantee him
a feeling of self-esteem and of the worthwhile-
ness of life, even though the wage-earning oc-
cupation should seem heartless, mechanical, and
GRACE M. HETRICK . . . A. B .,.. Albright College . . . Columbia
University . . . English . . . French . . . Dramatic Club
WADE M. KIPP . . . B. S .... California State Teachers College
. . . Industrial Arts . . . Mechanical Drawing . . . Boy Scout Troop
. . . Know Your City Club . . . Courier
HERBERT W. ENGLISH . . , B. S .... Millersville State Teachers
College . . . Bowling Green Business College . . . University of Pittsburgh
. . . Bookkeeping , . . Typewriting . . . Iunior Business Training . . .
Know Your City Club
MARGARET M. FLEMING . . . B. S ..., Edinboro State Teachers
College . . . Art Supervisor . . . Spelling . . . English . . . Reflector
Art Club . . . Senior Play . . . Operetta . . . Girl Reserves
FRANKLIN GEORGE . . . B, S .... Indiana State Teachers College
. . . Columbia University . . . University of Pittsburgh . . . Geography
. . . Social Studies . . . Assistant Coach . . . Hi-Y
BRUCE M. FISHER . . . B. S .... Iuniata College . . . Principal of
Grade School , . . Director of Athletics . . . Physical Education . . .
Health . . . Biology . . . F Club
RUTH I, HETRICK . . . A. B .,.. Albright College . . . Pennsylvania
State College . . . Columbia University . . . Bucknell University . . .
Latin . . . Health . . . Physical Education , . . Social Studies ,
HOMER C. BAKER . . . B. S. . . Indiana State Teachers College . . .
Music Supervisor . . . Band . . . Orchestra . . . Theorv . . . Glee
Club . . . Operetta . . . Forensic League . , , Boy Scout Troop
GRANT CUSTER . . , B, S .... California State Teachers College . . .
Chemistry , . . Biology . . , Plane Geometry . , , Algebra . . . Stage
Craft . . . Reflector . . . Photography Club
PEARL S. LICHTENFELS . . . A. B .... University of Pittsburgh . . .
Mathematics . . . Knitting Club
KENNETH MOORHEAD . . . B. S ,.., Indiana State Teachers College
. . . University of Pittsburgh . . . Shorthand , . . Typing , . . Commercial
Geography . . . Commercial Law . , . Hi-Y Club
MARTHA MYTON . . . B. S .... Hood College . . . Home Economics
. . . Home Making Club . . , Operetta . . . Senior Play
ETHEL NEIDLINGER . . . B. S .... Kutztown State Teachers College
. . . Librarian . . . English . . . Operetta . . . Forensic League
SARA RHOADS . . . A. B .... M. A. Susquehanna University . . .
University of Pittsburgh . . . English . . . Civics . . . Courier . .
MARY SPANGLER . . . California State Teachers College , . .
Pennsylvania State College . , . University of Pittsburgh . . . University
of West Virginia . . . English . . . Literature . . . Social Studies
IESSIE M. STATLER . . . A. B. . . . Albright College , . . English
. . . Social Studies . . . Forensic League
GEORGE W. TOWNSEND . . . A. B. . . M. A .,.. Susquehanna
University . . . University of Pittsburgh . . . Algebra . . . American
History . . . General Science . . . Reflector , . . Science-Aviation Club
BYRON A. KUHS . . . A. B ..,. Gettysburg College . . . Pennsylvania
State College . . . Civics . . . English . . . Dramatic Club . . . Reflector
. . . Operetta
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IOHN BAILEY , . , A'Bailey" . . , General . . . Class President, 3-4 . . .
Hi-Y, 4 . . . Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Varsity F Club, 4 . , . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Ring Committee, 4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball . . .
Boys' Interclass Volleyball . . . Manager: Football, 2-3-4, Basketball,
2-3-4, Track, 2-3-4 5,3
ERNEST SHULL . . , 'AErnie" . 1 . Academic . . . Vice President, 4
. . . President, Photography Club, 4 . . . Senior Patrol Leader of Scouts,
3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . , Operetta, 4 . . . I-li-Y, 4 , . . Orchestra.
1-2-3-4 . . , Swing Bees, 4 . , . Little Orchestra, 3 , , . Courier Staff,
3-4 . . , Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . , Science-
Aviation Club, 1-2 . . . Boy Scouts, 1-2-3-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . .
lacket Committee, 4 . . . Name Cards and Announcement Committees
IANET WARING . . . 'AKatie" , . . Academic . . . Vice-President, 1
, . . Secretary, 3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . , Operetta, 1 . . . Forensic
League, 2-3 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 1-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass
Basketball, 2 . . , Girl Reserves, Secretary, 1-2, President, 3-4 . , .
Girls' Glee Club, 1-3 . . . Orchestra, 3-4 . . . Swing Bees, 3-4 . . .
Little Orchestra, 2-3-4 . . , Reflector Staff, Feature Editor . . .
Photography Club, SecretaryH4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . , . Magazine
Club, 4 . , . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 1 . . . Ring Com-
mittee, 4 . , , Iacket Committee, 4 . . . Name Cards and Announcement
ALVIN ALLSHOUSE . . . "Allsey" , . . Commercial . . . Art Club,
1-4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club. 3-4 . . . Boys' Inter-
class Basketball, 1 . . . Boys' Interclass Volleyball, 1
VICTOR BALOG . . iYHI'lutch" . . . General . . . Varsity F Club,
1-3-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Football. 3-4 . . . Track, 3-4 , . , Boys'
Interclass Basketball, 3-4
CHARLIE BARNES . . . MFlash' '... General . . . Hi-Y. 3-4, President,
4 . . . Boys' Glee Club, 3-4 . . . Mixed Chorus, 3 . . , Band, 3-4 . . .
Orchestra, 3-4 . . . Little Orchestra, 4 , . . Reflector Staff, Art Editor.
4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . . Art Club, 2 . , . Science-Aviation
Club, 1-2 . . . Magazine Club, 4 , . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic
Club, 3 . . . Football, 1 . . . Track, 1-2 . , . Boys' Interclass Basket-
ball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Home Room Committee, 4 . . . Candy Club Treasurer.
4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . . Operetta, 3-4
MIKE BATZ . . . A'Batz' '.,. Commercial . . . Boys' Glee Club, 1
. . . Varsity F Club, 4 . . . Art Club, 2-4 . , . Magazine Club. 4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Football, 3 . . . Track, 2 . . . Boys' Interclass
Basketball, 4 . . . Boys' Interclass Volleyball, 4 . . . Manager. Foot-
ball, 3: Track, 2 . . . Room Committee, 4 . . . Operetta. 4
WALTER BEALS ...' 'Walt" . . . Commercial . . . Hi-Y. 1-2-3-4,
Chaplain, 4 . . . Boys' Glee Club, 3-4 . . . Mixed Chorus. 3 . . .
Courier Staff, 3-4 . . . Reflector Staff, Assistant Business Manager. 3:
Business Manager. 4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . . Golf Club, 3-4
. . . Varsity F Club, 4 . . , Boy Scouts, I-2-3-4 . , . Magazine Club.
4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club. -1 . . 1 Ring Committee. 3
. . . Iacket Committee, 4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball. 1-2-3-4 , . .
Boys' Interclass Volleyball. 1-2-3-4 . . . Manager. Football. l-2-3--1:
Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Home Room President. 4 . . . Senior Play. 4
. . . Operetta, 1-2-3-4
GORDON BERKEY . , . 'AIO lo" . . , General . . . Science-Aviation '
Club, 1-2-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
DEAN BLUE . , . "Huck" . . . Commercial . . . Boys' Glee Club, 4
. , '. Photography Club, 4 . . . Art Club, l-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . .
Student Council, 1-2-3-4
FLORENCE BORISEK . . . "Flozzie" . . . Commercial . . , Knitting
Club, 1 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic
Club. 4 , , . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 1
DOROTHY BOYER . . . "Dot" . . . Commercial . . , Girls' Athletic
Club, 2 . . . Home Economics Club, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 2-3-4 . . . Girls'
lnterclass Basketball, 4
RUTH BRANT . . . "Rufus" . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves, l
. . . Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Courier Staff, 4 . . . Art Club, 2-4 , , .
Knitting Club, 1 . . . Candy Club. 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball,
1-2-3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Basketball, l-2-3-4 . . . Student Council,
BERT BRENDLINGER . . . Commercial . . . Hi-Y, 1 . . . Photography
Club, 4 . . . Science-Aviation Club, 2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
CATHERINE BRENDLINGER . . . "Kit" . . . Commercial . . . Girls'
Glee Club, 4 . . . Reflector Staff. 4 . . . Art Club, l-4 . , . Girls' Athletic
Club. 2 , . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . , Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 4 . . .
Girls' lnterclass Basketball, 4 . , . Operetta, 4
ROSEMARY BURNS . . . Commercial , . . Girl Reserves, 3-4
Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2
Magazine Club, 3 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, Vice
President, 4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 4 . . . Girls' Interclass
Basketball, 4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . . Operetta, 4
CARL BUSH . . , "Kelley" . . . General . . . Hi-Y, 4 . . . Boys' Glee
Club, 3-4 . . . Mixed Chorus, 3 . . . Varsity F Club, l-2-3-4 . . .
Club, l-2-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Football Varsity, l-2-3-4
Basketball Varsity, 4: lunior Varsity, 1 . . . Track, 1 . . . Boys' Inter-
class Basketball, l-2-4 . . . Operetta, 2-3-4
HELEN BUSH . . , 'Al-lelen" . . . Commercial . . . Girls' Glee Club,
4 . . . Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
. . . Dramatic Club, l
HELEN CVRKEL . . . "Corkie" . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves.
l-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Know Your City Club, 1 . . , Knitting
Club, 2 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Name Cards
and Announcement Committees, 4 . , . Operetta 4
EILEEN DAUGHERTY . . . URene" . . ,Commercial . . . Girl Re-
serves, 2-3-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, l-2-4 . . . Courier Staff, 4
Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club.
. . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club. 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club. l-2
, . . Girls' Interclass Volleyball, 4 . . . Senior Play, 4
BETTY CLARK . . . Academic . . . Girl Reserves, l-2-3-4 . . . Girls'
Glee Club, l-2-3-4 . . . Photography Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, l
Magazine Club. 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 , . . Dramatic Club. 2
Girls' Interclass Volleyball, 4 . . . Operetta, 3
ALICE EASH . . . UAllie" . . . Commercial . , . Girls' Glee Club, 4
. . . Know-Your-City Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Magazine
Club. 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 1
IOSEPH DAVIS . . , 'iSmokey" . . . Mixed . . . Golf Club, 3-4 . .
Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 4 . . .
Boys' Athletic Club, 2 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball, 2-3-4 . . . Foot-
ball and Basketball Manager, 1
IEAN DE ARMEY . . . Hleann . . . Commercial . . . Girls' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Band, 1-2-3-4 . . . Orchestra, 1-2-3-4 . , . Swing Bees, 4
. . . Little Orchestra, 2-3 . . . Knitting Club, 1-2 . . . Magazine Club,
4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
CHARLES DIBERT , . . "Chick" . . . Commercial . . .Hi-Y, 1-2-3
. . . Know-Your-City Club, 2-4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball, 2-4
ALICE FAY . . . i'Faye" . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves, 1 . , ,
Girls' Glee Club, 2-4 . . Know-Your-City Club, 1 . . . Knitting Club, 2
. . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . , Girls' Interclass
Volleyball, 2-3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4
LARUE GREEN . . . 'iSkippy" . . , Commercial . . . Girls' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Know-Your-City Club, 1-4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' Interclass Volleyball, 2-4 , . . Girls' Inter-
Class Basketball, 4
WILLIAM GRIFFITH ...' 'Griffn . . , Mixed . . . Hi-Y, 4 . . . Boy's
Glee Club, 1-2-3-4 . . . Band, 1-2 . . .Varsity Club, 4. . .Boy Scouts, 1 ...
Dramatic Club, 1-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . , Operetta, 1-2-3-4 . . .
Football, Varsity-3-4, lunior Varsity-1-2 . . . Basketball, Varsity-
3-4, lunior Varsity-l-2 . . . Track. 1-2 . . . Boys' Interclass Basket-
ball, 1-4 1
MARY ANN HASSENPLUG ...' 'I-Iassien . . . Academic . . . Girl
Reserves, 2-3-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, 2 . . . Courier Staff, 2-3-4, Editor 4
. . . Reflector Staff, 3-4 . . . Assistant Editor, 4 , . . Photography
Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2-3 . . . Home Economics Club, 4 . . .
Magazine Club, 4, Business Manager . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls'
lnterclass Volleyball, 2-3-4 . . . Cheerleader, 3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4
. . .Operetta, 3 . . . Forensic League, 3-4
FERN HERSHBERGER . . . "I'Iershie" . . . Academic . . . Girls'
Glee Club, 1-2-3 . . . Photography Club, 4 . , . Girls' Athletic Club, 2
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 1 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volley-
ball, 1-2-3-4 . . , Girls' lnterclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4
. . . Operetta, 1-3-4
VERA MAE HILL . . . 4'Blondie" 1 . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves,
l-2. . . Girls' Glee Club, 1-2-4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Girls' Athletic
Club, 1 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . , . Dramatic Club, 4 . . . Girls' Inter-
class Volleyball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Girls' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3--1 . . .
CLARA HERZOG ,..A 'Hon' '... Commercial . . , Girls' Glee Club.
1-4 . . . Know-Your-City Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club. 2 . , . Girls'
Athletic Club. 1 . . . Candy Club. 3-4 . . . Track, l . . . Girls' Intel'-
class Volleyball, 4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Basketball. 4 . . . Student
HANNAH HILDEBRAND , . . "Sugar" . . . Academic . . . Knitting
Club, 1 . , . Home Economics Club, -1 . . . Candy Club, 3--1 . . ,
Dramatic Club, 2 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 2-3-4
BETTY HOWARD . . . "Slap-Happy" . . . Commercial-Academic
. . . Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Know-Your-City
Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . , Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club,
3-4 . . . Iacket Committee, 4 . . . Name Card and Announcement Com-
mittees, 4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . . Operetta, l
EDGAR HOWARD . . . 'ARed" . . . Commercial . . . Art Club, 1-2-4
. . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' lnterclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . .
Boys' lnterclass Volleyball, 2-3-4
GLADYS IONES ...A 'Gladdien . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves, 4
. . . Girls' Glee Club, l-2-4 . . . Swing Bees, 3 , . , Know-Your-City
Club, l . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club.
3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 4 . . .
Girls' lnterclass Basketball, 4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . . . Operetta, l-4 . . .
Forensic League, 3-4
CAROLINE KAMIEL . . . "Cuckie" . . . Commercial . . . Girls'
Glee Club, 4 . . . Know-Your-City Club, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Basketball, l-2-3-4 . . . Girls'
lnterclass Volleyball, l-2-3-4
WAYNE KNEPPER . . . Commercial . . . Hi-Y, 4 . . . Photography.
Club, 4 . . . Boy Scouts, l-2-3-4, Assistant Scout Manager . . , Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Football, Varsity, 4
VADA LOHR . . . Commercial . . . Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Courier
Staff, 3-4 . , . Reflector Staff, 3-4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 4 . . . Girls lnterclass Volleyball, 2-4
. . . Operetta, 4
EMMA GRACE MACKELL , , . "Mac" . . . Commercial . . . Girl
Reserves, 1-4 . , , Girls' Glee Club, 1-2-4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . , . Dramatic Club, 1 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volley-
ball, 4 , , . Senior Play, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Home Economics
AGNES MALINAK . , . "Aggie" . . . Commercial . , . Girls' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Know-Your-City Club, 1 , . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Home
Economics Club, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . , Candy Club, 3-4
HELEN MOLNAR . . . Commercial . , . Courier Staff, l-2-3-4 . . .
Knitting Club, 2 . . . Girls' Athletic Club, l . . . Candy Club, 3-4
ALICE MOORE . . . UAllie" . . , Commercial . . . Girls' Glee Club.
4 . . , Courier Staff, 4 . . . Art Club, 4 , , . Knitting Club, 2 . . .
Girls' Athletic Club, 1 . . , Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
. . . Iacket Committee, 4 , . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball. 1-2-3-4 . . .
Girls' lnterclass Basketball, Captain 1-2-3-4
CHARLES O'CONNOR . . . Academic . . . Boys' Glee Club, l-3-4
. . . Mixed Chorus, 1 . . . Band, l-2-3-4- . . . Orchestra, l-2-3-4 . . . Swing
Bees, 4 . . . Little Orchestra, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' lnterclass Basketball, 3 . . . Boys' lnterclass Vol-
leyball, 3 . . . Student Council, 3-4 . . . Operetta, 3-4
MARGARET MUCHESKO ...' 'Peg' . . . Academic . . , Girl Re-
serves. l-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club. I . . . Photography Club. 4 . . .
Knitting Club, 2 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . , . Ring
Committee, 3 . . . Operetta, 4
MARILOU PORTER . . . "Ludy" . , . Commercial . . . Girl Re-
serves, l . . . Know-Your-City Club, l . . . Girls' Athletic Club, 2
. . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club, 4
LEONA PITTMAN . . . A'Mae" . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves,
4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, 4 . . . Courier Staff, 4 . . . Art Club, 4
. Girls' Athletic Club, l-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' Inter-
class Volleyball, l-2-3 . . . Girls' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3 . . .
EDNA MAE PETERS . . . "Ed" 4 . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves,
1 . . . Knitting Club, 2 . . . Home Economics Club, 4 . . , Magazine
Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
VIRGINIA REESE . . . "Virgie" . . . General . . . Girl Reserves, 1-
2-3-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, 3-4 . . . Reflector Staff, 4, Activity Editor
. . . Photography Club, 4, Assistant Secretary . . . linitting Club, 2
. . . Girls' Athletic Club, 1 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club,
3-4 . . . Iacket Committee, 4 . . . Girls' Interclass Volleyball, l-2-3-4
. . . Girls' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Operetta, 3
ERMA RHODES . . . Commercial . . . Know-Your-City Club, I . 4 .
Knitting Club, 2 . . . Home Economics Club, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4
. . . Candy Club, 3-4
WILLIAM ROGERS , . . "Bing" . . , General . . . I-Ii-Y, 1-2-3-4
Band, 1-2-3-4 . . . Swing Bees, 3-4 . , . Golf Club, 3-4 . . . Varsity F
Club, 3-4 . . . Science-Aviation Club, l-2 . , . Candy Club, 3-4 . . .
Basketball, Varsity, 3-4, Iunior Varsity, 1-2 . . . Secretary, l . . .
Treasurer Hi-Y, 4
LEE RIPPLE . . . "Rep" . . . Academic . . . Hi-Y, 4 . . , Boys' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Band, l-2-3-4 . . . Orchestra, 1-2-3-4 . . . Swing Bees,
4 . . . Little Orchestra, 3-4 , , . Photography Club, 4 . . . Science-
Aviation Club, l-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Operetta, 4
WALTER RITCHEY . . . "Water" . . , Business . . . Hi-Y, 3-4 . . .
Boys' Glee Club, 4 . . . Know-Your-City Club, l . . . Science-Aviation
Club, 2-4 . . . Boy Scouts, l-2-3 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Boys'
Interclass Basketball, 3 . . . Boys' Interclass Volleyball, l-2-3-4 . . .
Football Manager, 2 . . . Stage Manager, 4 . . . Co-Captain Boy
Patrol, 1 , . . Operetta, 4
WESLEY ROSE, IR ....A 'Samn . . . Academic . . .Band, l . . .
Orchestra, 1 . . . Art Club, 1-2-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Junior
Varsity Basketball. 2 . . , Boys' Interclass Basketball. 1-2-3-4 . . .
Boys' lnterclass Volleyball, 3-4
IOHN RYCHAK . , . "Rych" . . . Academic . . .Hi-Y, 4 . . , Varsity
F Club, 3-4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Varsity Football. 3-4 . . .
Varsity Basketball, 3-4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball, l . . . Operetta,
IAMES SALY . . . V." . . . Mixed . . . Boys' Glee Club. l . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . President Dramatic Club, 4
IACOB SCHNEGG . . . "Magna" . . . Commercial . . . Hi-Y. 2 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Ring Committee. 3 . . , Boys' Interclass Volley-
ball, l-2-3-4 . . . Class Vice President. 3 . . . Student Council, l-2-3-4
Boys' lnterclass Basketball. l-2-3-4
DAVID SHUMAKER . . , "Davy" . , . Commercial , . . Photography
Club, 4 . . . Art Club, l-2 . . . Magazine Club, 4 , , . Candy Club,
ANNE SCHWING ...' 'Truck' . . , Commercial , . . Girl Reserves,
1-2-3-4 . , . Girls' Glee Club, 4. . . Photography Club. 4 . , . Knitting Club,
I-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 2-3 , . .
Girls' Interclass Basketball, 2-3-4
EILEEN SHIBER . . . "Eineenie" , , . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves,
1-3-4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, l-2 . , . Photography Club, 4 . , , Knitting
Club, l-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, l-2-3
. . . Girls' Interclass Basketball, l-2 . . . Manager lnterclass Volleyball
and Basketball for Girls, 4
RUTH SHIKALLA . . . "The Kid" . . . Commercial . , . Girl Re-
serves, 4 . . . Girls' Glee Club, l-4 A . . Courier Staff, 3-4 . . . Reflec-
tor Staff, 4 . . . Knitting Club, l-2 . . . Home Economics Club, 4 . . .
Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 , , . Girls' lnterclass Volley-
Ball, 4 . . . Operetta, 1-4 . . . Forensic League, 4
ROSETTA SUNCH . . . "Punchee" . . . Commercial . . , Girls' Glee
Club, l-4 . . . Knitting Club, 1-2 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic
Club, 4 . , . Girls' Interclass Volleyball, 2-4 . . , Operetta, l
CHARLES TERCEK . , . "Terc" .1 . . Commercial . , . Hi-Y, 4 . , .
Boys' Glee Club, 4 . . . Varsity F Club, l-2-3-4 . . . Football, Varsity,
l-2-3-4 . , . Basketball, Varsity, I-2-3-4 . . , Track, 2-3-4 , . . Presi-
dent Varsity F Club, 4 . . . Operetta, 4
BERNARD THOMAS . . . 'ABernie" . . . Commercial . . . Art Club,
1-2 . . 1 Know-Your-City Club, 4 1 . . Boy Scouts, 1-2-3-4 . . . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' Interclass Volleyball, 2
FRANK TOMKOWSKI . . . "Fuxie" . . , Commercial-Academic . . .
Hi-Y, 3-4 . . . Band, 3-4 . . . Orchestra, 1-2-3-4 . . . Swing Bees. 4
. . . Little Orchestra, 1-2-3-4 . . . Reflector Staff, 'Q . . . Candy Club,
3-4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 .... Boys' lnterclass Vol-
leyball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4
DOROTHY TRAMMER . . . 1'Dot" . . . Commercial-Academic . . .
. . . Girl Reserves, 4 . . . Courier Staff, 4 . . . Art Club, 1 . . . Girls'
Athletic Club, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . . .
Girls' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Girls' Interclass Volleyball,
1-2-3-4 . . . Vice President, Girls Athletic Club
MARIAN TRAMMER . . . "Midge" . . . Commercial . . . Girls' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Reflector Staff, 4 . . . Knitting Club, 1-2-4 . . . Candy
Club, 3-4 . . . Girls' lnterclass Volleyball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Girls' Interclass
Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Senior Play, 4 . , . Student Council. l-2-3-4
WADE UMBERGER . . . "Blondie" . , . Commercial . . . Hi-Y. 4
. . . Boys' Glee Club, 3-4 . . . Band. 1-2-3-4 . . . Orchestra. 1-2-3-4
. . . Swing Bees, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4 . , . Boys' lnterclass Basket-
ball, 1-2-4 . . . Boys' lnterclass Volleyball, 1-2-3-4 . . , Operetta, 4
BETTIE MAE WALKER . . . "Bobbie" . . . Academic . . . Swing
Bees' Singer, Mass . . . Art Club. 1-2 . . . Home Economics Club. l
...Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Dramatic Club. l-2-3-4 . . . President.
English Club, 1. . . Senior Play, 4 . . . Operetta, 4
DORIS WARREN . . . Commercial . . . Girl Reserves, 2-3-4 . . .
Girls' Glee Club, 1-2-3-4 . . . Mixed Chorus. 1-2-3 . . . Home Ec-
onomics Club, 4 . . . Candy Club, 3-4
WARREN WILEY . . . "Wiggles" . . . Business . . . Boys' Glee
Club, 4 . . . Science-Aviation Club, 4 . . . Magazine Club, 4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' Interclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . , Boys'
Interclass Volleyball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Stage Manager, 4 . , . Operetta, 4
ROBERT WRIGHT , . . "Goose" . . , Commercial . . . Hi-Y, 1-2
. . . Photography, 4 . . . Golf Club, 3-4 . . . Varsity F Club, 3-4
. . . Candy Club, 3-4 A . . Athletics-Football, Varsity, 2-3-4, Iunior
Varsity, 1: Basketball, Varsity, 3-4: Iunior Varsity 1-2 . . . Vice
President, Varsity F. Club, 4
IOHN ZUPAN . . . A'Zup" . . . Commercial-Academic . , . I-Ii-Y. 3-4
. . . Band, 3-4 . . . Orchestra, 3-4 , . . Swing Bees, 3-4 . . . Little
Orchestra, 3 . . . Courier Staff, 3-4 . . . Reflector Staff, 2-3-4 . . .
Candy Club, 3-4 . . . Boys' lnterclass Basketball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Boys'
lnterclass Volleyball, 1-2-3-4 . . . Manager, Basketball, 2 . . . Senior
Play, 4 . . .Operetta, 4
THE SENIGR CLASS
President . .
Vice President . . ,
As unsophisticated Freshmen we entered
Ferndale High School in the year l935. Par-
ticipating in the various school activities we soon
began to take our place in this new life, striving
for the same end as the others before us had
done. The one hundred twenty-four pupils were
divided into two groups headed by Misses Stat-
ler, Lichtenfels, and Mr. English. Dean Blue.
Ruth Brant, Jacob Schnegg, and Marian Train-
mer represented the class in the Student Council.
During our second year our class advisers
were Misses Fleming, Myton, and Hemmons.
The latter was succeeded later by Miss Neidlin-
ger. Our activities were somewhat hindred dur-
ing the second semester by a change to half-day
school as a result of an unexpected catastrophe
when the grade school burned. It was necessary
to discontinue many of the school activities
.. JANET WARING
since the grade school occupied the building in
the afternoons. Gradually, the days went by,
until we were again at the close of another
Returning from vacation, the students be-
came the upperclassmen-Juniors. Our class ad-
visers were Miss Grace Hetrick and Messrs.
Moorehead and Townsend. The class was con-
tinuously active throughout the year. With Mr.
Moorehead's help. the Juniors selected a class
ring which was received in time to be Christmas
presents. The candy club was organized to help
raise the sufficient funds for the Junior-Senior
reception which was held at the Masonic Temple.
Regretfully. we realized that this. our Senior
year, was the last lap of our long journey. As
Seniors we had no upper classmen to uphold.
but we. ourselves, were now the example for
First Row-J. Hailey, IJ. lklne, J. fi2llX, 12, Hrcndlinuvr. U. lvilwert. XY. Vnmliergrvr. R, XY1'ight.
HGPPOIIII Row-IVIV. fll1Hlltl', IG. Sllllll, lf'. Tunikowslii, S. liusv. U. Kl'Kl0l1l'lUl'. M. llxltz, Y, I-tiring,
VV. lfI10IlI1l4l", C. Hush.
Third How-.I liyvhalc. IH. Sl11lIY1Jllil'l', XY. liilvllvy, XY. Griflilh. I-Z. llnxx':11'd. G. Ru1'lw5', l..
Ripple, R. Thomas.
Fourth Row-W. Nm-als, A, .XllSllUllSU, XY. XYiloy, .l. Sclilir-gg. XY. lingers. U. 'l'crt-vig, ,l,
Zupan, C. lg2t.1'IlCS.
those following in our path. One of the outstand-
ing features of the years was the Senior Play,
'4Once There Was a Princessfi presented by the
class on November 17 and 18.
On January 22, 1939 the regular whole day
session of classes was resumed. After approxi-
mately two years, clubs and assembly programs
were again continued. Practically every Senior
took advantage of the opportunity to join a club
and become an active contributor to its success.
1n extra-curricular activities, the Seniors
were leaders. As members of the varous organi-
zations the students not only were contributors
but were also the recipients of worthy benefits
and outcomes. The orchestra, band. chorus,
Reflector, Courier, Forensic League and operetta
provided an opportunity for the members of the
class to take an active part in the affairs of
these organizations. The boys were especially
active in athletics. The success of the various
teams was in part due to the Senior boys who
faithfully and loyally gave their best to carry
the name of Ferndale onward.
Many Seniors participated in the operetta,
uThe Sunbonnet Girlf' given in the auditorium
on March 16 and 17. Then came the Junior-
Senior reception on May 20 at the Masonic
Temple. Gradually our steps were lessening till
only three main events remained. On Sunday,
lVlay 21, Baccalauerate service was held in the
Moxham Evangelical Church. On Class Day,
May 19, the Seniors bequeathed their abilities
and personalities to the Juniors. One more step
was left, graduation. We severed finally the last
connection with our high school life.
As Seniors, we are thankful for the four
profitable years spent at Ferndale and grateful
for the privileges and activities we enjoyed. The
friendships and associations which we have ac-
quired during our brief time in school We hope
to continue. We hate to realize that as a group
we are leaving behind all our associations to-
gether, the dances, outings, assemblies, meetings,
and activities actually end but the memory of
these will still live on.
First Row-V. Reese, A. Schwing, D. XK'arren, V. Lohr, V. Hill, E. M. Peters, M. Tr-simmer,
R, Howard, B. M. VValker'.
Second Row-L. Pittman, A. Moore, C. Kaniiel, C. Herzog, L. Green, G. Mackell, R. Shilialla,
M. Porter, A, Malinak, H. Hildebrand, Miss R-lioacls. Y ' '
Third Row-E. Shiber, J. Waring', H. Bush, E. Rhodes, R. Sunch, F. Borisek, M. Mucleskl,
B. Clark, A. Eash, D. Tramrner.
Fourth Row-R Burns, H. Curkel, E. Daugherty, J. Delxrniy, G. Jones, A. Fay, H. Molnar.
Fifth Row-D. Boyer, R, Brant, M. A. Hassenplug, F. 1-lersliberger.
THE IUNIOR CLASS
President .. ,, ., .
Vice President .,,,
Secretary ......, .
What was labeled a group of inexperienced
and young Freshmen two years ago has crystal-
ized into the Junior Class of 1938-39. The ideals
of those former days took real root last year as
the present Juniors became Sophomores and thus
real bidders for the place they now hold.
Entering the ranks of the upper classmen has
been another wholesome experience for them.
and the activities of the class this term have
shown that the Juniors will inevitably become
creditable graduation material next year.
In September the class organized and chose
a ring committee consisting of 'Virginia Coleman,
Richard Roberts, Betty Spangler, together with
the class officers. This committee selected desir-
,. ARCHIE BRUCE
. , .. ..,. ROBERT WALSH
able rings from which the class made its choice.
The first order arrived in time to be Christmas
presents for many of the students.
The Juniors have been outstanding in the
numerous school activities. With its wealth of
personality the class has dominated and con-
tributed much in its participation in the many
social affairs and school organizations.
Athletics has always been one of the leading
activities of the class. Many of the boys and
girls took part in the interclass basketball and
volleyball leagues. Others who possessed more
ability devoted their time toward the varsity
sports and earned positions on the football and
Fh-st Row-J. Hershberger, C. Querry, XV. Plachy, D. Evans. NY, Coffey. IW. Brinkworth.
N. Jones, J. Rogel.
Second Row-Mr, Towsend, W. lVIvCurdy, J, Euston. J. Allison. R. Michaels. D. Gilbert.
R. Itoberts, R. Humphrey, G. Hoffman, S. Falsonv, Mr. Moorhead.
'I'hir1lbRuw-H, I-luster, F. Fitzgrilmbon. C. Iirnsjm-k, IC. Beltz. H, Cllenwrys. ll. 'l'omkowslii.
V. Bailey, H. Nziugle, H. Auclrvino, ll. Walsh.
Ftvurih llliw-I'. ltosvman, A, Hl'lll't', l'l. Atkinson. M. Mc.-Xvllrvn, .l. llivli. J. Stuvvr. IC.
Scliustvr, NV. Mislllvr, A. l':ll'loxem-liio.
Fifth Row-.I. Vvissinger, lt. 'llllUlTlJlS, Iv, tllzlvuvlm, XV. ldvvligood. l.. Felton. li. Miller.
C. Koon, 1'. Rummvl.
Especially this year, the Juniors have ac-
cepted the opportunity to enroll in the various
clubs of the departments in the school. Not only
have many increased their own social experience
through the member associations, but they have
definitely contributed something worth-while. Of
the various organizations, the Juniors can be
found as active members of the orchestra, the
band, the glee clubs, Hi-Y, Girl Reserves, Photo-
graphy Club, Dramatic Club, Knitting Club, Art
Club, Aviation Club, Know Your City Club
and others. Several students have helped im-
mensely in building the school publications, the
Reflector and the Courierg and in bringing
honor and outstanding credit to Ferndale
through their activities in the Forensic League.
After Christmas vacation, school was re-
sumed on the full-day session. This enabled the
students to take a greater advantage of the
school activities. Following the Senior party
in the new gymnasium, the Juniors were per-
mitted to hold a similar affair. A large number
of the class shared an enjoyable time together.
Music was provided by the uSwing Beesw for
those who danced, and for those who didnit
care to dance various games were provided for
them to play. To top the evening off, the class
enjoyed an old fashioned barn dance with Jack
Allison calling the figures.
The high-spot of the year was the annual
Junior-Senior banquet and dance, in which the
Seniors are the guest of the Junior class. This
year the reception proved to be one of the
most successful events of the year. ln order to
meet the expenses of the function, the students
sold wax paper and candy.
The class of 1940 already is looking forward
to the time when they will be Seniors. Their
last school year will be an additional challenge
for them to carry on their activity already begun.
First Row-M. M. Saly, D. Rager, V. Allen, V. Coleman, B. Howard, B. VViley, E. Kovach,
Second Row--Miss Hetrick, M. Kindzera, J. Crum. G. Todhunter, J. -Opel, D. Shaffer, R.
lyliller, F. Getzik.
Third Row-L. Thomas, E. Burns, I. McVicke1', D. Spangler, D. Porter, A. Poliacek,
K. Larnek, B. Spangler, H, Adams.
THE SGPHOMORE CLASS
President .. ..
Vice President ..
Secretary .. . ..
One hundred and six students entered the
Sophomore class at Ferndale last fall. The
greater part of these were students from the
neighboring townships and boroughs. There have
been very few dropped from last year's Fresh-
The tenth-year class has participated and
cooperated in nearly all the activities of the
school. They have shown their loyalty to their
Alma Mater in football, basketball, and various
Of the many programs provided by the
school, the Sophomore boys seemed more in-
. . WILLIAM BRUCE
.. . BETTY GRIFFITH
.. JACK HUFMAN
terested in athletics than in anything else. Some
were engaged in varsity football and many more
were playing junior-varsity in preparation for
their last years in school. Of this same group
a number of boys helped to make the basketball
season more successful through their continuous
and faithful aid. ln the future years Ferndale
should be well represented in varsity sports by
the Sophomore class.
Girls also were very active in sports, many
sharing in the interclass basketball and volley-
ball leagues. The others, who were not engaged
in athletics of the strenuous type, were always in
the bleachers cheering for their school.
First Row-XV. Crow, D. Hummel, J. itvclmk, C. Ziinnicrinun. J. Patch. R. XY:mrsing, K.
Berkey, A. Cruiclcshank, A. Elliott. I.. Rummc.
S11-cond Row-TD. Vurner, W. Sell, 0. Kuntncr, NY. Murkcl. L. Hull. li. llildwwraxlid. D. Roihl. l
VV. Clawson, I.. Boyer, I.. Thiel, IC, Pittman, Miss Flvining.
'l'hirrI Row-K. Daniels. .I. I-iufmun. IH. Ikoxvr, IC. lmznr. J. .Xrnistrontxz I.. l'l'lHlll, lt. Hurlws.
J, Abele, R. Hershiscr, F. Sturm, .l. Melvin, NY. Katz, Ii. l.cx'crgrmwl.
Fourth Row-T, Gs-1'lw1', C". Mills-r, F. 'lllllll'2lll. U. ltcrzucliiu, lt. Swartz. J. Rlough. C. Hunt,
D. Rhodes, D. Ohs, R. l'etz.
Fifth Row-li. Spotz, IK. Wacker, ll. Clxzimwll, li. Holtz. W. lirucc. li, Clziwson. lt. Dick,
W. Each, W. Todhuntc-r.
There were many other extra-curricular ac-
tivities which the class participated in very
actively. A number joined the glee clubs which
did much in the promotion of the Operetta, 4'The
Sunbonnet Girlf' Approximately one-third of
the cast and chorus were sophomores. Quite a
few participated in the band and orchestra and
they pushed the progress of these organizations
to a new high. Students who were not inclined
to the activities mentioned above helped to make
the Reflector, the Courier and the Forensic
League a greater success.
Clubs were resumed again this year and the
Sophomores took advantage of the numerous
fields provided by the departments of the school.
Many become active members in the various
In social activities, the Sophomore class was
right on top. The Hi-Y and Girl Reserves held
a skating party which brought together prac-
tically three-fourths of the high school. The
Seniors held a party which was attended by all
the high school classes and the Sophomores
were highly represented.
Although they were engaged in many pro-
grams, the tenth year students never failed to he
represented on the A-B list. There was an ave-
rage of fifteen on the list and many new ones
appeared on each six weeks period during the
Sophomores only took a minor part in school
affairs at the beginning of the year. They
gradually adapted themselves and have begun
to take a lead in things. The Sophomores look
forward to next year when they can have more
opportunity to help their Alma Mater. They look
expectantly toward the Prom and for the Class
Rings Which, of many other things, will make
them full-fledged upper-classmen.
First Row--R. Sivits, M. Branthoover, D. Fitzgibbon, Boerstler, J. Hood, G. Falsone,
K, Polippo, M. Falsone, H. Rostochak, B. VVriu'ht. J. Homola. V .. I .
A Second Row-Miss Myton, M. Maystrovich, B, Hummel, D. Felix, M. G. Adams, S. Blair,
O, Gilbert, G. Rhodes, A. Mosebarger, D. Waring, M. A. Miller, J. Kokoruda, Miss Neidlenger.
Third Row-V. Schweitzer, J. Foltz, S. Kumerday, N. Klepack, J. Hurrel, M. Parleviclfiio,
C. Ceslovnik, A. Nahtigal, M. Houser, M. L, Swartz, A. M. Shull, M. F. Snyder.
Fourth Row-B. Pritts, M. Carlmark, L. Lotito, P, Hesaltine, T. Davis, R. Kirchner, V.
Carne , B. Brant, H. Clavvson, G. Ripple
Y J J' nes, S. Likar, E. Beltz, O. Nozak, D. Younker, D.
Fifth Row--J. Scavuzzo, E. Spory, . 0
Murray, J. Hamer.
THE FRESHMEN CLASS
President ..... .....
Vice President . .
The Freshmen class has an enrollment of
ninety-two students which makes it one of the
largest classes of the high school. Composed of
students from Ferndale and the neighboring
boroughs, an active, young group of boys and
girls have definitely become a part of the
Although the class doesnft have the oppor-
tunity to sponsor any social activities, neverthe-
less they enter into the affairs provided by other
groups for the enjoyment of the entire school.
Some of the most interesting functions the class
took a part in were the different skating parties
sponsored by the local Hi-Y Club. lVIany stu-
dents of the class who have not actively become
, WALTER DAVIS
associated with the school organizations have
found much enjoyment in attending these affairs.
As yet, the younger students of the class havenit
actively participated in the social activities of
The group has definitely made a worthy
contribution to the athletic program at Ferndale.
Several have faithfully and continuously given
their talents and efforts in helping to strengthen
the various athletic teams. It is usually the in-
experienced boys from the lower grades who
provide the scrub material for the varsity to
practice against. To those athletes of our class
who are just beginning their athletic careers we
extend our sincere wishes for success. In both
First ll"w-T- lil'l1f'tH Iv. Imyt-1-. lv. 4'cslovnil'. M. Czcvnl-, W. Cmstznlilxi J. V.. i-I rx xi 1-
2' fIw1.l,f9:i JV lyilvisll IyI.?Sjuf.k, IA. liuxvul-dyxxvr llnudtxlxx x N 1 X I It K . . 0015.
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'lytic-fzmwtn, Ii.lNIRxXcli1'e11, lv. I-todos, il. mul.-. M X Uwmi wr 'I' xx'
lirql Row-+I, fcimcr. R. Hul'm:1n. M. Will, lt. Winanri. 'li .I hn: . H. ll: 'l' M ' - -
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f'0ur I ow- . "ee cr. 1. Davis, l'. Idllvlllltlll. U. XYilsvn. V. Fav. J. F1 I: 'I J X
.1. Slmtz, T. cw-oyltt, la. Him-tm. ' 1 X ' 'lm 'U " ' Mlm'
l4'il'1h Row--It. Fay, lt, l'1lSS2lf.1'llU, W. Davis, F. Opel. J. Haunitloul K. Gwltll, 11. Mi..ym.,1S
Il Iiitchcv '
football and basketball the class has taken an
important role. The junior varsity squads are
composed almost entirely of Freshmen and grade
school players who soon will be the varsity to
represent the 'GBlack and Goldf'
A number have taken the advantage of get-
ting into the swing of things by joining the dif-
ferent organizations of the school. The operetta,
given by the members of the Boy's Chorus and
the Girls, Clee Club, provided several of the
class an opportunity to perform before an
audience. The band is one of the largest groups
in which the Freshmen take an active position.
Others find outlets for their individual talents
and abilities in the orchestra, the publication
staffs, the Hi-Y and Girl Reserves, the Art Club,
the Knitting Club, the Aviation-Science Club, the
Know Your City Club, the Athletic Clubs, and
the dramatic Club.
The associations which the students gain bv
belonging to a club, and the social adjustments
that each makes is worthy of any personis time.
Every club provides an informal opportunity
for members from the various clubs to mingle
and associate with each other. Not only are
new friendships made, but each student has the
privilege of contributing his share to the success
of the club.
Several members have continuously repre-
sented the class on the school honor roll for
the achievement of A-B grades. With such a
beginning the class should be outstanding in
scholarship as well as in other achievements.
With higher aspirations and determined am-
bitions, the Freshmen are looking forward to
the time when they will be Sophomores. With
a year of experience behind them they will en-
deavor to strengthen the foundation which they
already have well established.
First Royv-S, M01-Iugh, M, Mgors, V, Rummel, P. Mitchell. O. Croyle, M. Kaho, J, Rager,
T Jerasa H. Heslop, D. Saylor, H. Blough.
second Iiow--Miss Statler, H. Mcvickei-, B. Girousckv, E. Maiiery. Al. Babela, P, J. Buck.
R Bl h E C uiclshank Miss Litchtenfel
K, D' 's, B. J. D' on. . oug, 4. fr' f ' .A S A S- 7 ,
Thinldvlilow-E, Igidairiarsyck, F. Kamiel, Md Finlon, M. Mucciolo, L, Martella. lt. Davis,
T. Durst L. Zeiler L. Michalides, H. Fisher.
Fourth Itow-M. Ji Seifert, L. Gilliland, M. Girouseky, E. Knepper, T. Rose, R, J, Rrowneller,
M. J. Sanker.
Fifth Row-L. Koreltz, F, Likar, G. Bixel, C. Bandrowski, J. Klinar.
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We have had two goals in editing this Re-
flector. With the completion of a new high
school building, modern in every respect, our
aims were to feature progress in education at
Ferndale, and to make the Reflector as beautiful
and artistic an annual as our finances would
permit. Lofty aims! . . . but if we have achieved
them we consider our venture successful.
Using progress as our theme we have tried
to present an annual in keeping with the growth
and advancement made at Ferndale. We have
attempted something new in an art theme, to
picture progress from the early periods of time
to the present. To carry out our motive, a flag
design is embodied into the art work as a symbol
of the continuous advancement made through
time. Murals are used on the division pages to
picture the onward march in progress. With a
gold cover, overwashed with black, the school
colors have been used as a remembrance of the
days spent in school at Ferndale. Selecting white
coated paper, soot-black ink and red as the
second color we have tried to introduce a dis-
tinctly modern touch. Even our type has been
selected after a consideration of its beauty and
distinctiveness. Finally, we have tried to present
The staff wishes to express a word of thanks
to Paul Kunkle for advice and aid in editorial
problems, to George Townsend. financial ad-
visor, to Margaret Fleming for assistance in
artistic manners, to Grant Custer for his feature
photography and the use of equipment, to
Byron Kuhs for editorial assistance, and to all
those who had a part in building the annual.
First Row-Mr. 'Fowst-nd. Miss l'll9l1llll,2,', IZ. Spangler. H. Hush li 'lwlml N- lc 11- N- -
J'. Zupzm, V, Reese, V. liolir, M. 'lll'Ill1lIlllxl', IS. All Howard, Shi. lflxnklvllhllif Iftllliuhllfllli
Second Row-J. Melvin J, Wurin-1' C lirvnd' ' " - ' V -
. V s.. . Ima 1, L. l dl tu M, . , ,-
t-tztssenplug, R. Sllyllfiillkl, M. A. Miller, Ii. ltliller. It. gUl11lLl9l'fl lull ll l' Fuldll' M' A'
VV. Beals, F, 'l'omkowski. IG. Schuster. 'l', Gvrlwr, C, lhu-ups, 1-ji
Editor ......,.,.....,..,.A... .
Associate Editor .
MARY ANN HASSENPLUG
PAUL KUNKLE, Editorial
GEORGE TOWNSEND, Financial
MARGARET FLEMING, Art
GRANT CUSTER, Photography
BYRON KUI-IS, Editorial
FRANK KELLER, Financial
MARY ANN HASSENPLUC
Assistant Business Managers:
MARY FLORENCE SNYDER
MARY ANNA MILLER
MARY ANN HASSENPLUG
MARY ANN HASSENPLUC
Co-Editors ... MARY ANN HASSENPLUC
Advisers . .. , WADE KIPP
The Hluittle Courier" was poster daily on
the bulletin board to keep the students informed
of the events of the school. Announcements,
sport events, greetings, jokes and sympathies
were the subjects usually received. A group
of students from the Courier staff wrote the
various articles each morning and typed copies
to be posted for the school.
The most important publication of the staff
is the uRig Couriern which is published at
various times during the term. The first issue
of the year was edited by Mary Ann Hassen-
plug. Consisting of ten attractively arranged
pages, the paper was fashioned after the maga-
Zine style. This type of publication was received
very popularly among the students and was
quite successful. The magazine contains various
items of school news, editorials, jokes. reports.
and coming events.
The Christmas edition, larger and more at-
tractive, was again in charge of Mary Ann Has-
senplug. Ernest Shull edited the Easter number
which also was well received by the students.
With the cooperation of the editors. the staff
advisers, and many others who contributed their
time and effort a final Senior issue was publish-
ed as a climax to the fine work of the year.
First lhrw-li. l2I'JlIlt, 15. llzillg'-In-1'ly, ll. Al vlnur. l'. Shil':ill:. M. A ll: ' -- X-
Ii. Itittmztn, A. Moore, V. Lolir. l X X l ' lx lllliluh' li' 1't'mm"-
S1-voml llnw--Mr Kipp, Ii. H1H1ll!l0l', If flxkttlllllllltlj .l, Zupun, F. I' gr 4 U - '
Beals, J, Crum, L. llxl1UIll2lS, Miss Rlmads. Q Uwiulln' in Tllull' xx'
'l'hirql Row-J, Melvin, H. l4'isl1v1', lt. SI51lll2'lt'l', M. I". Snydvr. T. Gm-tw!-. ll. iqustm-l 1.1
Spory, W. Katz.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Vice Presidents ii.. .
Secretary .i..,.,. .,.i.
Treasurer ...,., ,..,. .,...
The Photography Club was organized with
the sole purpose of giving to its members a
basic understanding of the underlying principles
of photography. Primarily, the group was or-
ganized from students in the Chemistry and
Physics classes, however, other students availed
themselves of the opportunity to belong to such
Within the unlimited field of photography
on which the club concentrated its thoughts,
the activities varied in an interesting manner.
Discussions, contests, lectures, and a uCandid
Dayw were a few of the activities carried out
by the group. In the discussions, the members
.. . ERNEST SHULL
,, ,..,.so LEE RIPPLE
H JANET WARING
. ,. VIRGINIA REESE
found a variety of subjects covering composition,
camera operation, and color photography. The
club promoted a picture contest in order to
encourage and instruct the students to catch
interesting and alive shots. The Eastman Kodak
Company lectures were another outstanding part
on the club program for the year. Many dem-
onstrations in developing and printing were
given to the group by Mr. Custer.
Through the efforts of the club adviser the
students profited immensely in the knowledge
which each gained. The yearly program proved
a very successful one for the club.
First Row-L. Ripple, L. Felton, W, Knepper, E. Shull, J. Waring, V. Reese, M. A.
- Hassenplug, F. Hershberger.
Second Row-Mr. Kipp, R. Cable, H. Fisher, E. Shilzer, E. Daugherty, R. Burns, B, Clark,
R. Wright, Mr. Custer.
Third Row-Mr. Baker, T, Gerber, W, Beals, W. McCurdy, C. Barnes, D. Shumaker, J. Dick
THE HI-Y CLUB
Vice President .,
Chaplain . ,
The Ferndale Hi-Y Club, sponsored by the
Johnstown Y. IVI. C. A., rendered considerable
service throughout the school and made progress
in helping to meet the needs of all the boys
of the school.
The Hi-Y is an organization whose goal is to
promote clean sportsmanship, clean living and
clean scholarship. This club is not merely a
social group, but it is a club to better the
moral and physical welfare of youth. Religious
as Well as social programs are sponsored during
The yearly program included an intensive
study outline, a Father and Son Banquet, hikes.
,, VAN BAILEY
. WILLIAM ROGERS
a complete program of social activities for the
benefit of the entire school, and an enjoyable
Most notable of the yearls activities was the
promotion of a finger printing project, intro-
duction of school skating parties, sponsoring of
school dances, and a horse-shoe pitching contest.
The club membership is larger than in pre-
vious years. making it possible to aid a greater
proportion of the student body. The under-
classmen are a lively group of workers and
they are expected to carry on the good work
begun this year.
First Rowf.I. Melv' . ' '- - '
III VS. Ilachx, Il ldvzin,-. W. l'l'lA1,', D, ll-'il' ' 'tl. P. ': : .I
uychak, J, mu-11, ic. win-sing, A, Elliott. N U U Hlmm l X ll llxll' '
hmtvond Row-Mr. hl0Ul'll0Jltl, NV. Katz, li, Dick, ll. lil'0ll1llll1"'Hl' I1 Hvihl H Hild lvl
W. lTrnlne1'f:e1-. W, Mm-lu-I, .I, Arnistroxig. ld. l'itl1n-in, Mr. George. I l K dull'
'Phirrl Row-ld. Shull, XV, lfU5l'1'l'S, .l, Zupun, .I. Hailey. W. Hitt-Iwy. l.. Ripple. ll. Muster
l4'. lFltZL1llllJ0Tl, ll. I3:1l'l1L'S, li. Nzlllglv, ll. Iinxvr J. .Xlit-lv, U. lilll'Il0S. '
Fourth Row-VV. Ili-mls, M. IXIQ-.-Xt-llrvll. XY. lflsvh. Y. liuilvy. ll tlillwrl. IC. Svllllslvr, J.
lflznston, IJ. Cluwson, lt. Sputz.
Fifth Thru'-C. 'l'1'l'L'm-lc, W. G1'iI'I'itI1, U. Bush, .l, liyvlmk. .l. Svlliwugr. T. Gvrlwr, 111 'l'
kow:-lv 1, J. II lnclnmn.
THE GIRL RESERVES
Vice President ....
The purpose of the Girl Reserves is stated
in the pledge HI will do my best to honor God,
my country and my community, to help other
girls and to be in all ways a loyal and true
member of the Girl Reservesf,
During the year many new ideas were worked
out which stimulated and aroused more interest
in the club. All of the activities were based on
the code of the Girl Reserves. The program in-
cluded many different features such as discussion
groups, swimming, hikes, parties, and talent
From the number of girls who join the club
it is evident that it is one of the most popular
organizations. The program provides a variety
of activities so that every girl in some way can
find some type of enjoyment and recreation.
Bernice Wright was chosen to represent the
club at the National Girl Reserve Conference
held in McKeesport. In addition, ten girls from
the Ferndale group were also sent as delegates.
The main speaker at the meeting was Dr.
Raymond Van from Harrisburg. Through these
conferences the club profited greatly from the
subjects discussed and the new ideas each girl
With Miss Margaret Fleming and Miss
Martha Myton as their advisers, the club was
very active this year.
First Row-A. Schwing, E. Shiber, M. Muchesko, J. Hurrei, M. Houser, P.. J. Buck, R.
Blough, B. Brant, R. Sivits, B. Howard, B. Spangler, A.'M. Shul1,'V. Schweitzer.
Second Row-Miss Myton, H. Fisher, M. M. Salv. K- DKVIS- R- DHVIS. P. Mlwhell, J. F0l1lZ.
J, Hood, D. Fitzgibbon, M. Branthoover, D. Saylor, B. Wi"1ght.
Third Row-R. Burns, I. McVickei', E. Burns, R. Miller, J. Crum, L. Thomas, D. Warren,
M. A. Hassenplug, J. War'iiig, V. Reese. Miss Fleming. Y V
Fourth Row-T. Rose, H. McVieker, P, Hasaitine, H. Clawson, A. Mosebarger, D. Wvttflhg,
M A. Miller T Davis, G. Ripple.
Fifth Row-LG.' Todhunter, J. Opel, M. F. Snyder, D, Shaffer, G, ixiadkeii, R. shikalia,
M. J. Seifert, G. Bixel.
The largest band in the history of the
school, under the supervision of Mr. Baker,
began early in the fall creating new and com-
pleting old maneuvers. Together, with its eX-
cellent music, these formations were presented
at practically all football games and other
functions, including parades, assemblies, and
various meetings throughout the year.
While still on half-day sessions, band re-
hearsals Were held every afternoon at one-thirty.
After changing to a full-day schedule, practices
were held the first period every Wednesday and
Besides plaving regular band music, the band
grasped and played delightful novel and sym-
phonic music. For symphonic Work, Mr. Baker
set a standard by which tuning and playing
were followed. This became very successful in
the development and training of the band mem-
As a band member fits himself into the
organization, he learns the essence of musician-
ship. He is taught various types of music, its
meaning and method of performance, and in
this manner creating an interest and appreciation
of all music. Learning the values and essentials
of true musicianship, band members are par-
ticularly responsible for the revival interest
made in music throughout the school.
The band serves as a nucleus for all musical
activity of the school. Its members help form
the orchestra, including the Operetta Orchestra,
and the Swing Band. Some branch out into the
chorus and Forensic League. from which three
members are participating this year. Mary Anna
Miller. Richard Humphrey. and John Zupan.
First Row-J. Hamilton, B, NJlll5A'lt'X, J. Stoumre, J. Svlluster. Ii. Gindlcs wvgix . . . . B ' in
M Tnutnthoovel' l' I"ir'i' ' '
lxl tl Nl X llllxl
. . , . . ken, J. latch, In liocrstlor, li. Boyer, IC. XYeinwr. li .Xlllllillh R.
Altemus, ll. S1-ll, Mr. I2:1lwl'.
S1-cond ,Row-IJ. Heihl, IJ, Swartz, U. Zinmwi-nmn, IH. Fitzgilwlmn. li. Wzirinx. G. Piiml
. ll H
I-I. Davis, J, lJeAr'n1y, R. Kit-chlwr. K. lmvis, R. Fislwrg J, H:1mvr, J. Zupun. l'. Snyxdolzi
Third Row-M, Finlon, W. Uinlwi-,Q'cr. l.. Ripple. C. lizarnvs. li. lllll11Plll'x'5'. J, Melvin. NY.
Hru- :1 ce-I', I'. J. Huck, 'I'. .lUl1l1SlHl1,
If' ull '--'V '- " '
0 r 1 Ron X . ht l1XXtllZll, It, lim-1ux':lllc1', lf, 'l'om1ioxx'slQi. I". Nucl. F. TQUSUIIIIIII, XY.
ltogcrs, C. fVCOllll01', ll. Ibicli, J. lfluston, .l, Allen.
Despite the lack of material in the string
sections, the orchestra has survived its current
playing term successfully. With much success
the orchestra has mastered numbers of the great
composers. Including among these are uHun-
garian Dance No. 5,', 4'Hunting Songf, UTurkish
Marchf, uDay in Venice Suitef ulVloment
Musicalf '6The Swanf, HPrelude,'7 and MCan-
The regular orchestra practiced faithfully
their numbers and presented them between acts
in the Senior Play, on assembly programs, and
for commencement. Practices were held on Tues-
day and Thursday mornings during the first
period. As each practice session was completed.
the members advanced their ability to be better
An outgrowth of the organization is the
operetta orchestra. Those possessing more
musical ability are chosen for its positions. The
operetta orchestra practices only during per-
formance time. All music in the operetta was
furnished by this organization. Those playing
in this group have the opportunity to learn more
about musical expression than in a large
orchestra. They learn to fit in with the soloists
and group singers. This experience is indispen-
sable in later musical life. Orchestra practices
were held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
and after school along with the operetta cast
This year Richard Humphrey, first trom-
bonist in the orchestra and band, represented the
Johnstown District in the All-State orchestra
held in Johnstown in February.
Hopes are held high for next year's orchestra.
The school music department has purchased a
base violin for future work. In a few years
perhaps the orchestra will be large enough to
take part in other musical activities.
First Row-Mr. Baker, H, McVicker, D. XYaring, G. Ripple, P, J. Buck, M, A. Miller,
M. M. Saly, M, Branthoover, E. Kovach, F, Boerstler.
Second Row-D. Boyer, J. XVar'ing, D. Rhodes, VV, Umberger, H. Davis, J. Melvin, J.
DeArmy, N. Harris.
Third Row-D. Beihl, F. Tomkowski, F, Rosernan, E. Shull, C. O'Connor', J. Zupan, R.
THE GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
't0f all the arts that enrich and beautify
human life, there is none that speaks a language
so universal as music, nor any that all can so
An extremely active organization with
seventy-one members from all the classes, the
Cirlls Glee Club has become one of the worthy
and beneficial groups of the school. Once a week
the students are given the privilege of meeting
under the capable direction of Mr. Baker to
study music interpretation and to acquire train-
ing in self expression. Songs of various types
are used, such as the folk, sacred, secular and
classic numbers. Some of the clubis favorites are
a'Barcarolle7' by Offenback, the HCradle Songl'
by Brahms, and "Deep in a Dream.77
The Glee Club provides an opportunity for
singing among the girls who care for good
music, promotes a finer interest in musical fields,
and furnishes an enjoyable recreational outlet
for outstanding talent.
ln presenting the operetta, the MSunbonnet
Girlfi the club took a major part. Wlith the
cooperation of the Boys' Chorus the combined
musical group presented a very successful pro-
gram. The entire cast showed remarkable talent
along musical lines.
The club has definitely proven its value
to each member individually and to the school
l"ll'Nt R0W-M- M- Sflly. R. J. Dawson, J. Hume" V Reese, E. Shibcr. V. Hill. A. Rash. H.
Fisher, E. Boerstler, B. Howard, F. Roerstler, H. Heslop.
Piovoml Row-Mr. Baker, G. Rhodes, J. Hurrel, A. Moore. I.. Pittntzm. R, Shiknllu, IW.
SU'LllL.flPl' H Bush V lohr M Mum-iolo M R-:lull-1 H Q1-1n'ltr IW In tl X
f, . . L.. . A . . , . . A.. ,.L. 9. '. . .l. 'l'r:unxnvr,
V. Coleman, K. Pollppo, D. Shaffer.
'l'hird Row-.I. Opel, G. 'll4Nllll1l1lt'l'. lb. VVill'l'l1I'l, J. lll'lllll, T. Davis. tl, lilllllllllxl. Y. Allpn.
B, Howard, M. G. Adams, 13. VVilcy, li. Sivils. IC. Kovnvh. M. A. Miller. H. Rostnvlicili. N.
Kle-puck, V. Schweitzer, J, .Ions-s.
Fourth Row-M. l'Ul'l0l', G. 1Xlz1clu-ll, ll. Uvrliol, IG. I1:111ul1v1't5'. Il Hcszxltillv. lt. N111115,
Ii. I--!r:1nt, J, llc-Arnly, M. .l. Sunkvr, Ii. Sunch. U. Kumicl, F. Herzog. I.. Green.
Fifth llowvgfl. .Ionvs, A. Fay, H, 1'l:u'k. A. Svhwin.::. U. Nozxllt, IF. YUllIlli0l', M. I". Sllydor.
It. Mill:-1', IC, Burns, I. lVlc'Vis-licl', Ii. I'ril1s, A, Mzilinuli.
THE BOY'S CHORUS
To develop musical ability, an appreciation
of vocal music, and a love for singing among
the students in the high school is the purpose
of the Boys, Chorus. The group, composed of
twenty-two boys, have done outstanding Work
this year under the direction of lVlr. Baker.
Together with the Girls' Glee Club, the
members of the Boys? Chorus presented the
operetta, 'aThe Sunbonnet Girl," which showed
remarkable talent among the students. The
scenery and appropriate costumes added beauty
and color to the performance.
During their weekly meetings, the chorus
devotes its time to part singing. The experience
and musical knowledge in vocal expression is
well worth the time of any boy. Included among
the favorite numbers of the class are: HThe
Tavern in the Townng uOn the Mall" by Edwin
Franco Goldman, uThree Chanteysf, including
Uliight Bellsf' 4'Away to Rio," and H0ld Man
Noahw by Marshall Bartholomew.
The value of the chorus is mainly apprecia-
tion of good music. The study made in musical
expression and interpretation is the final touch
in making the operetta a great success. From the
work the group accomplishes, we can find the
real worth of the Boys, Chorus to the boys
themselves and to the school in general.
First Row-D. Gilbert, W. Umberger, J. Easton, R. Humphrey, W. Coffey, D. Brinkworth,
Second Row-Mr. Baker, VV. Beals, C. Barnes, F. Roseman, XV. Rogers, C. Tercek, J.
Hmdman, C. Koon.
Third Row-XV. Griffith, J. Rychak, C. Bush, W. VViley, C. O'Connor, M. Batz, VV. Ritchey.
THE SWING BAND
Secretary , , , ,
Assistant Secretary ,
Librarian ,. ..
Swing is still the rage. The 'cjitterbugsn
definitely decided that the students of Ferndale
High School needed a USwing Bandl' again this
year. Although many of the members of last
year's group were graduated, several new
musicians were added to replace their vacancies.
Under the direction of lVlr. Baker, the 4'Swing
Beesw have continuously showed progress. The
band played several public performances, and
with the money received for their efforts manv
new types of music were purchased for use this
Early in the fall, the swingsters played a
dance program for the Pep Club of the Johns-
town Central High School.
. . JEAN DeARMY
The Swing Band has been a valuable asset
toward promoting a social program at Ferndale.
Following the home basketball games during the
winter, the uBees" contributed their services in
providing the music. Their smooth. rippling
rhythm was always well received by the students
and attracted several large crowds during the
The personnel of the Swing Band is: Lee
Ripple. Wade Jfmberger. Charles O'Connor.
Forrest Noel. trumpets: Dorothv Hurrel. Her-
bert Davis. saxophonesz Elizabeth Kovach.
Frank Tomkowski. violins: Richard Humphrey.
Frank Roseman. trombones: Doris XT-aring. Jean
DCA1'1l1f', Comer Edwards. clarinets: John
Zupan. Tubag Janet TY-aring. piano: John Hamil-
ton. drunis: conductor. Mr. Baker.
First Row-.Ienn Deixrmy, Doris XYnring. Janet Waring, I-Ztiznlwtli Iinvzatlw. I-'rank
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THE FORENSIC LEAGUE
The Forensic League was organized to pro-
mote interest in interscholastic debate, oratory,
music, and public speaking by encouraging a
spirit of fellowship and by conferring awards
of distinction upon deserving candidates.
Students trying out in any field of forensic
work, whether they place or not, are eligible
for membership. ln reality, the league is a
part-time organization as it is reorganized each
year for the contests.
The Forensic contests provides an oppor-
tunity for outstanding students who possess un-
usual ability in some field to advance them-
selves beyond the regular classroom work. Each
year, the contestants benefit from the oppor-
tunity of competing against the best from other
schools, and from the experience and associa-
tions these students gather comes the reward
for their work.
This year Ferndale sent nine students to
compete with others from the county at Ebens-
burg on April l.. Of these Gladys Jones and
Mary Ann Hassenplug placed first. At a district
contest on April 1411 and 15 at State College
they each received third place.
Those who competed this year were:
Ruth Shikallaw-Poetry Reading
Mary Ann Hassenplug4Shakespeare Reading
Elizabeth Kovach-Soprano Solo
tAccompanied by Janet Waringl
John Zupan-Sousaphone Solo
lAccompanied by ,lanet Waringj
Girls' Trio-Elizabeth Kovach, Gladys Jones,
and ,lean Jones
fAccompanied by Mary Anna Millerj
Gladys Jones-Alto Solo
tAccompanied by Janet Waringl
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Hirst Row-John Zupan, Mary Ann Hassenplug, Ruth Shikalla, Gladys Jones, Elizabeth
Kovach, Richard Humphreys.
Second Row--Mr. Homer Baker, Mary Anna Miller, Janet lVaring, Jean Jones, Miss Ethel
THE BOY SCOUT TROOP
Assat. Scoutmasters ....
Senior Patrol Leader ..,.
Scribe ......W.... ....,,......
Troop 30 of Ferndale was organized by the
Admiral Robert E. Peary Council, Boy Scouts
of America, in May, 1938. Starting with eleven
scouts at the time of installation, the troop has
increased its enrollment to thirty-two members,
four leaders, and eight committeemen.
The scouting movement is a program of
interesting, useful things for boys to do in their
leisure time. These boys learn the mysteries
of Woodcraft and nature, first aid, swimming,
cooking, camping, signaling, maping, hiking,
and citizenship. Scouting provides an oppor-
tunity for boys to serve. Its activities not only
give pleasure and knowledge, but they prepare
to meet any emergency.
The Ferndale organization ranks him-h among
the most active troops in the Johnstown district.
.. . DAVID BEIHL
Since the organization last May, the boys have
established an excellent and memorable record
in various phases of the scouting program.
The outstanding activity of the troop is
summer camping. Last year the boys spent one
week at Kiwa-Li-Rota, the Admiral Robert E.
Peary Scout Council Camp, and are planning
to return for a two-week period this July. Mr.
Keller, chairman of the troop committee, pro-
vides a way for each scout to earn his necessary
camping expenses during the year. Through this
program practically eyery scout in the troop is
The Ferndale Organization is looking for-
ward to another successful year and a very en-
joyable summer vacation.
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President .....,.... ....,.,.....A.. J AMES SALY
Vice President ....,..,.. ..W.e R OSEMARY BURNS
BETTY GRACE GRIFFITH
Advisers .i ,...,..,,....,,. GRACE HETRICK
The Dramatic Club held its first meeting on
February 8, 1939. Miss Hetrick and Mr. Kuhs
supervised the organization. ln the second meet-
ing the club elected officers to carry out its
plans for the year.
During the club periods the members were
instructed in breath control, reading a short
poem twice with only one breath, expressing
themselves without the use of their voices, only
making motions with their bodies, also using
the same sentence several times to express dif-
ferent manners and ideas.
Later a program committee was appointed
with James Saly acting as chairman. Others
composing this committee were Rosemary Burns,
Betty Grace Griffith, Audrey Mosebarger, and
Mary Lou Swartz. This group had charge of the
entertainment that was furnished to the club. As
a result of their Work, the play, c4Wurzel
Flummeryfi was presented on March 8, 1939.
Characters in this play were: James Saly,
Donald Brinkworth, Gladys Jones, Betty Mae
Walker, Jack Rogers, and Vada Lohr. Other
entertainment of interest to the club will be en-
joyed in the near future.
The dramatic club members are: Mary Grace
Adams, Virginia Allen, Edith Beltz, Sarah Jane
Blair, Florence Boerstler, Florence Borisek,
Donald Brinkworth, Rosemary Burns, William
Coffey, Odessa Croyle, Joseph Davis, Helen
Fisher, Dorothy Fitzgibbon, Olive Gilbert, Betty
Griffith, Joann Hurrel, Vera Mae Hill, Gladys
Jones, Evelyn Knepper, Vada Lohr, Ivis Mc-
Vicker, Mary Anna Miller, Audrey Mosebarger,
Olive Nozak, Marilou Porter, Jack Rogers, Betty
Rummel, James Saly, Vivian Schweitzer, Rose-
etta Sunch, Mary Lou Swartz.
THE ART CLUB
President ........., ,,,. . .,., HARRY HUSTER
Vice Pi-eeideiii ........,...,.,. ALVIN ALLSHOUSE
Secretary ,.,...,..,. .....,,......,... R UTH BRANT
Adviser .....,. MARGARET FLEMING
The Art Club is a group of students who wish
to increase and extend their love, beauty and
appreciation for art. Many entered the organi-
zation because they wished to make art either
their hobby or profession in later life.
The Art Club combines the social, education-
al, and aesthetical interests of the entire art
department. Varied phases of work were carried
out in the weekly meetings. One of the outstand-
ing subjects encouraged was the ability to ex-
press oneis feeling and emotion through beauty
and splendor. Many pieces of work were carried
out in oil, water-color, pastels, sketchings, and
Although the half day sessions were busy,
the club found ample time to do some extra
work on the side, to be shown and displayed in
the annual exhibition planned by the club.
The club has attempted to bring life into the
school by their work during gloomy moments.
The members hope to pass their heritage on to
future clubs with the thought that its aim will
always be before them. The success of the club
this year should be an inspiration for others to
The Art Club members are: Alvin Allshouse,
Ruth Brant, Catherine Brendlinger, Edgar
Howard, Alice Moore, Leona Pittman, Sam
Rose, Jessie Crum, Charles Drosjack, Dominick
Glavach, Harry Huster, Curtis Koon, Ruth
Miller, Wilbert Mishler, Robert Naugle, Janet
Clawson, Richard Hufman, Curtis Hunt, Jack
Melvin, Dean Rhodes, Leighton Rummel, Joseph
Rychak, Richard Spotz, Robert Fay, Lorraine
Gilliland, Raymond Pessagno, Mary Jane
Seifert, James Stouppe, Fred Urban.
. THE AVIATION-SCIENCE
President ...,..,.,.,.,.. ..A., . . WALTER RITCHEY
Vice President .,.A.. .ee... W ARREN WILEY
Secretary e,,.,.,.A .,,eAA.A.,, R ICHARD ROBERTS
Adviser ..,.., ,.,e,,, C EORGE W. TOWNSEND
Although the club suffered a late start due
to the half day session of school the first sem-
ester, much has been accomplished by the
group. The weekly meetings were spent discuss-
ing various topics in aviation such as planes,
dirigibles, models, shells, air pictures, famous
pilots, and modern aviation in war.
On March 29, 1939 the club sponsored a
model contest for its members in the gymnasium
of the school. The club was divided into two
classes, the experienced and the inexperienced
model builders. The entire group constructed
the same model, a Senior R. O. G. The judges
were local men who had a knowledge and in-
terest in the field of aviation.
The club was very well enlightened and
entertained with information Mr. Townsend gave
concerning his ten week tour of the west coast
last summer. While there he visited several air-
plane factories and some of the nation's largest
Mr. Townsend was in California when
Howard Hughes returned after circling the
world in a little over three days.
The Aviation-Science Club has been a bene-
ficial organization for its members. The club
is planning to sponsor a larger series of pro-
grams next year.
The members of the club are: John Arm-
strong, John Beltz, Cordon Berkey, Paul Blough.
Donald Boyer, Wayne Crowe, Todd Croyle,
Albert Cruickshank, John Davis, Jack Dick.
William Esch, Dick Gilbert, Robert Hershiser
Louis Holko, Tommy Johnson, Nathan Jones.
Joseph Kamiel, Warren Louder, Robert Miller.
Fred Mostoller, James Patch, Regis Ritchey
Walter Ritchey, Richard Roberts, William Sell.
John Spotz, Henry Tomkowski, Eddie Weinrer
THE KNOW YOUR CITY
President ,,.... .. .. ....,....... ROBERT WALSH
Vice President . . ,, MARLIN MCACHREN
Secretary ,,,.,.,, ,.... F RANK FITZGIBBON
Advisers ..,.... HERBERT ENGLISH
The purpose of Know Your City Club is to
provide an opportunity for students to become
better acquainted with the business centers in
Johnstown and the suburbs, and to discuss the
more important civic problems of the day in
order to promote and develop better citizenship
among the boys and girls.
Although the nature of the club is slightly
different from the other organizations. the mem-
bership of the group has grown greatly since
Two meetings each month are spent in ex-
cursion trips to local business establishments
and industrial factories. The remaining periods
are devoted to informal discussion treating with
the various club expeditions during the month.
The students will long remember the interesting
places that were yisited this semester.
This type of field excursion has a worthy
educational yalue. Not only do the students
enjoy the opportunity to journey beyond the
walls of the school. but they actually see the
different industrial operations in action. The
club is definitely a yaluable asset to its mein-
The members of the club are: Edward Beltz.
Betty Brant. Bill Clawson. Charles Dibert. Alice
Eash. Frank Fitzgihhon. LaRue Green. Lee Hall.
Jack Hershlwerger. Clara Herzog. Pearl Hesal-
lille. Rose Kirchner. Chester Querry. Josephine
Scavuzzo. Ruth Siyits. ,lack Stuyer. Rob Walsh.
.iane Hamer. Nancy Klepack. Sylyia Likar.
Helen Blough. Ruth Blough. Mike Chismar.
Marjorie Finlon. Helen Heslop. Leonard Row-
ard. Elizabeth lirantarsyck. Shirley Mcl'lugh.
Harriet McVicker. Lucy Martella. Patriria
lVIilchell. Marjorie Moors. Doris Sm-10,-. MP1,-in
Will. Leona Zeiler. 1
THE KNITTING CLUB
President .........,., MARY FLORENCE SNYDER
Vice President ..,....,.......,...i.... DARL YOUNKER
Secretary .....,.... .,,..,i M ARIAN TRAMMFR
Adviser ....,.............i...., PEARL LICHTENFELS
The Knitting Club was not organized until
after the Christmas holidays, however once in-
augurated its progress was rapid.
Most of the members of the club were
beginners, that is, they hadnit the slightest idea
as to how to proceed with the methods of
At the first meeting the officers were nom-
inated and elected. Miss Lichtenfels instructed
all of the beginners to bring some yarn and
needles to the next meeting. The following week
this was done, and by the end of the period,
many of the members of the club knew the
fundamental points of knitting.
During the remaining time the club periods
were devoted to the making of gloves, and other
useful articles. By the end of the year these
materials will be completed and many will wear
them to school next fall.
The Knitting Club is one of the most im-
portant organizations because of the fact that it
teaches the members to construct useful things
for themselves and their friends.
The success of the club was largely, if not
entirely, due to the patience and untiring efforts
of Miss Lichtenfels who was the sole instructor
of the group this year.
Members: Grace Falsone, Mary Falsone,
Sylvia Kumerday, Virginia Carney, Mary F.
Snyder, Mary Kindzera, Doris Murray, Darl
Younker, Laura Lotito, Helen Clawson, Meriam
Houser, Gladys Ripple, Frances Likar, Ruth
Cruickshank, Leona Koreltz, Marian Trammer.
THE HOME MAKING CLUB
President .,,.. ..,. E DNA MAE PETERS
Secretary ,...... .,....,. A GNES POLIACEK
Treasurer ,. ,. .. DORIS WARREN
Adviser . . .. ...... MARTHA MYTON
A comparatively new club was organized by
the Home Economics Department during the
year, the Home Making Club. At present, the
membership of the group totals twenty-two
Progressiveness has been chosen as the pass-
word of the organization. The program included
and emphasized a wide variety of work. First
the girls made Girl Reserve scarfs. The second
project taken over by the club was the making
of the operetta costumes. The undertaking was
so successful that several of the members have
made duplicates of the costumes for themselves.
Some of the girls have been sewing for the
teachers, others have been working on their
own personal articles.
The goal of the group is to make a well-
planned spring wardrobe, their aim, to complete
it. To this end the club has been working
earnestly and patiently, knowing that finally
they will have accomplished something of value
Under the supervision of Miss Myton, the
class is planning to discuss such subjects as
charm, personality, color harmony, and clothing
Every member of the club feels certain that
her time was profitably and wisely spent in be-
longing to the Home Makers Club.
Members of the club are Dorothy Boyer,
Helen Cvrkel, Mary Ann Hassenplug, Hannah
Hildebrand, Grace Mackell, Agnes Malinak,
Edna Mae Peters, Erma Rhodes, Ruth Shikalla,
Doris Warren, Helen Adams, Florence Getzik,
Jeanne Opel, Agnes Poliacek, Donnabelle
Porter, Daisy Shaffer, Gladys Todhunter, Chris-
tine Ceslovnik, Jean Jones, Mary Maystrovoch,
Mary Parlevechio, Garnet Rhodes.
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Ferndaleis 1938 football team established one
of the most outstanding records in the history of
the school. The Jackets battled through a tough
and strenuous schedule with brilliance and
color that enabled them to capture two different
gridiron titles, the Western Division P. 1. A. A.
Championship, and co-holders of the Cambria
County Football Conference.
Coach Bruce M. Fisher, Ferndaleis varsity
football, basketball, and track mentor, with the
assistance of Franklin George, began prepara-
tions for his thirteenth gridiron campaign at the
local school with five lettermen from the 1937
Cambria County champions and some forty
On Saturday, September 3, with less than
two weeks of practice, Ferndale invaded Wind-
ber to engage the husky Blue and White aggre-
gation. For the past nine years Windber had
continually handed the Yellow Jackets a defeat,
but it was with the spirit of revenge that Fern-
dale took the field against the Coaltowners. The
COACH ASS'T. COACH
FISHER GIGURG ld
Jackets started the ball rolling with a 8-0 victory
and displayed a combination of power and de-
ception that would be hard to stop. Both the line
and backfield were brilliant, and demonstrated
to the many spectators that Ferndale had a com-
bination that would give their opponents plenty
of trouble during the season.
After sending his squad through a brisk pace
the following week, Coach Fisher primed his
Black and Gold gridders to give Shade Township
a setback for their 1937 tie-game. With a mag-
nificant display of razzle-dazzle, the Jackets
rolled up their second victory of the season,
A stiff test awaited the Ferndale squad the
following Friday when the schedule called for
the strong DuBois eleven at the Point. The
Westerners had sailed easily through their first
two encounters with decisive scores and were
determined to give the local team its first set-
back. ln the opening minutes of the game, Fern-
dale staged a sustained drive of 60 yards to put
the locals in front 6-0. By an off tackle play,
Tercek smashed his way through the line for the
first touchdown. Receiving the ball on the 20
yard line, the determined DuBois gridders
marched straight down the field for their first
score. The Fisher clan then let loose a marvelous
exhibition of razzle-dazzle deception and power
drives to pile up a decisive 2-1--T victory.
The following week Ferndale inet Franklin
at the Point on a mud-soaked field in drizzling
rain and storm. Neither team was able to display
much in the way of football, but Tercek waded
through the mud on a 50 yard end run to score
the only tally. Shooting a quick pass across the
line to Atkinson the Jackets scored the extra
point and eeked out a T-0 victory.
Ferndale next lined up against Boswell and
with another beautiful display of razzle-dazzle
stung the invaders to death. By scoring in every
quarter to roll up a 40-T advantage. the Black
and Cold turned back the visitors with a de-
With fire straight wins for the season, the
locals took the field against a sterling forward
wall from Westmont. ln the annual Qjl'lft'lgt' battle
Football Conference Awards
Left: VV. P. T. A. A. Trophy
Right: Cambria County Trophy
Center: VV. P. I, A. A. Team Award
the Hilltoppers took possession and control of
the ball practically all of the first half. Fern-
dale's attempts to run the ball were uselessg
marred by numerous fumbles, the locals were
forced to play a defensive game the entire half,
Tercek and Atkinson performed like two
veterans in the second period. Running the ball
in perfect style, these two gridders staged a
scoring spree to upset the Red and Slate team
13-0. Aided by some beautiful blocking and
interference, the Black and Gold returned to life
to keep their record unmarred.
Another difficult test awaited the team on
Saturday afternoon at Portage. The main-line
gridders were undefeated for the season and
were determined to hand Ferndale their first
defeat. The first half was played on even terms,
neither team could break through the opposing
defense. Ferndalels aerial attack was useless
against such a powerful line as Portage dis-
played. Being greatly outweighed but never
outfought, the Jackets stubbornly fought on.
With the start of the second half came the thrill l
Tercek, receiving a pass from center on his own
40 yard line, ran 60 yards around left end for
the lone touchdown of the day. With a 6-0 score
the Fishermen were now determined to keep the
lead. Although forced several times in a des-
perate attempt by Portage to score, the Jackets
pulled through a hard fought battle to emerge
victorious. Vlfith this victory Ferndale now claim-
ed the Championship of Southern Cambria
Conemaughls scrappy lron-Horse machine
put up a game fight, but found themselves trail-
ing 24-0 at the close of the final quarter. Scoring
honors were divided among Tercek, Balog, and
Davis. Playing against a heavy, defensive team.
the locals took to the air in order to capture
their sixteenth straight victory. Ferndale's un-
erring passing artillery completely baffled the
Detzelmen who threatened but little to put over
a score, and were forced to play a defensive
game throughout most of the sixty minutes of
ln the second foreign invasion of the season.
the Black and Cold team repeated its feat of
the previous week and handed the Ebensburg
eleven a 13-T trimming to clinch the Southern
Division Championship of Cambria County.
A small, light machine from Adams Town-
ship lined up against the home lads but were
swamped under by a decisive 32-0 victory. Fern-
dale's second and third team played practically
the entire second half. It was wllercelc bighti'
for this retiring veteran gave a spectacular dis-
play of his unusual ability in running the ball
to pile up twenty-four of his teamis points.
With a nineteen game winning streak the
Yellow Jackets had but one remaining scheduled
game. Journeying to Curwensville to play before
a crowd of nearly four thousand spectators the
Jackets took the field against one of the toughest
foes to face the Fishermen this year. From the
opening kickoff to the final whistle, a courag-
eous and fighting Jacket eleven attempted to eke
out a victory. but it was Curwensyilleis day. The
home team upset the visitors l3-tl and made the
race for the Western Pennsylvania title close
between the three leading contendersslllindber.
Curwensville and Ferndale.
At a meeting of the conference coaches held
Left: Tercek crosses
goal for touchdown.
Right: Pass, Tercek to
Balosr. for touchdown
in Altoona, Ferndale was declared the champ-
ions of the Wvestern Division of the P. I. A. A
and were given the right to represent the West in
the annual East-West championship battle to be
played on December 3rd. Kulpmont. the rep
resentative team of the East. played hostess to
Ferndale. ln the ensuing battle. Ferndale bowed
to defeat at the hands of one of the smoothest
and most powerful and deceptive teams to ever
face a Yellow Jacket combination. The Fishe
lads were held scoreless during the first three
periods of the game. ln the closing minutes of
the last quarter. Ferndale ran three touchdowns
across to eke out a 50-I9 score. Although Kulp
mont outweighed the Ferndale team almost
eighteen pounds per man and displayed unusual
brilliance in every department. the local team
ney er gave up until the final whistle.
Since it was impossible to arrange a dale
for the Cambria County play off. Xanty-Glo. the
representative champions of the Northern Di
vision. and Ferndale. the winner of the Southern
title. were declared eo-holders of the V938 Cam
bria County Championship.
ln building his WSW team. Coach Fisher wi
find it difficult to replace Tercek. llyehak, Bus
Griffith. Wright. and llruce. who will end their
lferndale football career by graduation,
VaI'Sify 522180111 Individual Statistics
Feffldflle Oppofwllls T D P.A.T. S. T.P.
8 Windber 0 Tercek 4 O 113
39 Shade Township 0 Atkinsgn 2 O 26
24 DUB0iS 7 Wright 1 O 19
7 Franklin 0 Wissingei' 1 0 13
-4110 Boswell T Davis 0 0
13 Westmont 0 Bruce 3 O 9
6 Portage 0 Hufman 1 0 7
21 Conemaugh 0 Ryghak 0 0 6
13 Ebensburg 7 Balog 0 O 6
32 Adams Township 0 A. Bruce 0 0 6
0 Curwensville 13 Michaels 0 2 2
19 iiliulpmont 50 Allison 1 0 1
225 34 13 2 225
Llilxplanatory Notes-T.D.-Touchdown, P.A.T.
Won-10 Lost-2 -Points after touchdown, S.-Safety, T.P.-
QJP. 1. A. A. Championshipl Total points.j
First Row-B, Hildebrand, D. Chappel, A. Parlevecliio, B, Fisher. S. Falsone, XV.
Second Row-J. Bruce, M, Batz, XV. Griffith, V. Balog, D. Levergood, D, Ohs, R.
J. Rychak, C. Bush, J. Hufman, J. Allison, K. Daniels, M, McAchren.
Third Row-Coach Fisher, XV. Beals, G. Hoffman, R. Petz, R. Wright, A. Bruce,
J. Wissinger, C. Tercek, W. Davis, E. Atkinson, D. Clawson, J, Heilman, J. Bailey,
Fourth Row-R. Barron, H. Rukosky, D. VVingartl, R. Barnes. L, Harker. J. Dale, G
Edelman, H. Michaels, F. Opel, K. Green, J. Blough, C. Allison, E. Pittman, P, Shai-buugl
FOOTBALL PERSONALIT IES
CHARLES TERCEK , . . FB . . . Lorain Borough
. . . "Tercek" . . . a Senior, 20 years of age: six
feet tall . . . Only three letter lfoofb-all basketball,
trackj man in school . . . Won these awards in 1936
. . . Was this year's outstanding player, and the
team's high scorer . . . Played end on defense and
fullback on offense
IOHN RYCHAK .
. . LG . . . Lorain Borough . . .
'ARych" . . . a Senior, 18 years of age: five feet ten
inches tall . . . Won his varsity football and basket-
ball letter in 1937 . . . One of the best running and
blocking guards ever to represent the school ......
CARL BUSH . . . LT . . . Middle Taylor Township
. . . "Carlie" a Senior, 18 years of age: five feet eight
inches tall . . . Won his varsity letter in football in
1936 . . . One of the most outstanding tackles pro-
duced by the school . . . Opponents found him a
hard man to push around ..........
RALPH MICHAELS . . . C . . . Middle Taylor
Township . . . "Mike" . . . a Iunior, 17 years of age:
five feet eight inches tall . . . Won his varsity letter
this year . . . A very capable center, wide awake,
and a strong defensive player .........
"Arch' '... a Iunior, 19 years of age: five feet ten
inches tall . . . Won his varsity letter in football
and track this year . . . Ineligible for varsity athletics
next year because of age . . . Was a valuable wing-
back this season .
IACK HLIFMAN .
. . LE . . . Riverside . . . "lack"
. . . a Sophomore, 16 years of age: six feet tall . . .
Won his varsity letter in football this season . . . A
hard blocker and a capable pass receiver . , . . .
. . . RE . . . Kelso . . . 'AI'Iutch"
. . . a Senior, 18 years of age: five feet ten inches
tall . . . Won his varsity letter in track and football
this year . . . A fast pass snatching end . . . . . .
ROBERT WRIGHT . . . QB . . . Ferndale . , .
"Goose" a Senior.
18 years of age: five feet seven
inches tall . . . Won his varsity letters in football and
basketball in 1937 . . . A small but cagy quarter-back
and a very effective blocker .........
EDWARD ATKINSON . . . RH . . . Riverside . . .
"Eddie" . . . a Iunior. I7 years of age: five feet eight
inches tall . . . Won his varsity letter in football in
1937 . . . An excellent kicker and broken field runner
WILLIAM GRIFFITH . . . RG . . . Ferndale . . .
"Submarine" . . . a Senior. I9 years of age: five fee!
ten inches tall . .
gave his best .
. A valuable asset . , . Always
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liriice. Illlflililll, B
- if' : Q. Rush. Michaels
nlflg- IVl'l3l'llt. .XIlilIiSun, Gpiffith
WILLIAM BRUCE . . . RE-QB . . . Riverside . . .
"Bill" . . . A Sophomore, 18 years of age: five feet
eleven inches tall , . . Won his varsity letter in
football in his freshman year . . . A good blocker
and a speedy ball carrier .. ........ . .
IAMES WISSINGER , . . LH . . . Ferndale . . .
"Wiss" . . . a lunior, 18 years of age: six feet one
inch tall . . . Won his varsity letters in football and
basketball in 1937 . . . A fast wing-back and an
effective pass snatcher ..........,...
RICHARD LEVERGOOD . . , RT . . . Ferndale
. . . A'Dick" . . . a Sophomore. 18 years of age: six
feet two inches tall . . . Won his varsity letter this
year . . . A large husky tackle . . . experience and
additional weight will make him an invaluable lineman
1'l6Xt SEBSOH . . . . . . . , . . . . . .
IACK ALLISON . . . LE . . . Middle Taylor Town-
ship . . . Ulackaln . . . a Iunior, 17 years of age:
five feet eight inches tall . . . Experience gained
this year will make him one of the hardest blocking
ends on the team . . . .,....... . .
DONALD CHAPPELL . , . RT . . , Riverside . . .
"Don" . . , a Sophomore, 15 years of age: five feet
eleven inches tall . . . Became ineligible after first
game of the season . . . Should be a valuable
linesman next season ..........,. .
ROBERT PETZ . . . HB . . . Ferndale . . . "Petzer"
. . . a Sophomore, 16 years of age: five feet eight
inches tall . . . A small man but a shifty runner
and a hard blocker ..,.......
WALTER DAVIS . . . QB-FB . . , Ferndale . . .
HMope" . . . a Freshman, 16 years of age: five feet
eleven inches tall . . . Experience gained this year
should enable him to develop into a dependable ground
gainer and defensive back next season . . . Won his
varsity award this year ....,......
DONALD OHS . . . RG. , . Ferndale . . . A'Ohs" . . .
a Sophomore, 15 years of age: five feet eight inches
tall . . . Played his first year varsity ball this season
. . . Was converted from a quarterback to a guard:
developed into a hard blocker . . . Won his varsity
letter this year . .....,...,.. .
GLENFORD HOFFMAN . . . LH , . . Ferndale . . .
A'Hoffie" . . . a Iunior, 17 years of age: five
feet eight inches tall . . . A second string fullfback:
a good kicker and passer ..........
DONALD CLAWSON . . , QB . . . Riverside . . .
"Smokey" . . . a Sophomore, 1'7 years of age: five feet
nine inches tall . . . A good passer and blocker . . .
Experience gained this year will make him a valuable
Left to rigiht-Bruce, Wissinger, Levergood.
Allison, Chappell, Petz, Davis, Ohs, Hoffman,
Ferndale High's Yellow Jackets launched
their cage campaign against a strong alumni
quintet in the annual Varsity HIP' Club game.
Although the varsity trailed by a few points
throughout the first three periods, the alumni
were forced to come from behind in a thrilling
last quarter to defeat the locals, 34-30. The high
school boys hit their stride early in the last
chapter and scored 11 quick points while limit-
ing the opposition to two to take the lead for
the first time. The graduates knotted the count
at 28-28 and with three minutes remaining to
play moved out in front. Wissinger was high
scorer, connecting three times from scrimmage
and four times from the foul line for a total of
The Jackets had little trouble in taking a
32-21 victory from Portage High. The Fishermen
were held to a slight lead the first half but early
in the third period their attack got under wav
in earnest to pile up a substantial margin. The
score at the quarters stood 6-3, 15-10, 26-14.
Wissinger and Rogers paced the Yellow Jacket
attack with a total of 25 points.
Rolling up its margin of victory in the third
frame, the scholastics defeated Ebensburg Cam-
bria High, 20-15. The first two periods were
fought on defensive terms, the score standing 3-2
in favor of Ferndale and 5-5 at the half.
Flashing a strong defense, the Black and
Gold upset Wfindber, 29-15. The Jackefs defense
clicked so perfectly during the first half that
the losers failed to make a field goal as Ferndale
led 6-1, ii-4, 12-5.
lnvading the lron Horses of Conemaugh,
Ferndale received its first defeat of the season.
47-21. The Conemaugh eagers let loose a fast
attack in turning back the visitors to keep their
The Jackets bounced back from their first
upset of the season by topping an invading
Windber High squad. 35-31. The rivals fought
through the first quarter on even terms. the
Fisher cagers holding a slim 5-4 lead. With
the start of the second period. Coach Fishers
proteges pulled away from the Coaltowners and
rut Row-Atkinson. TJIIIXVSUII, X'ViSSlllf.L'Dl', Itoprcrs, ltym
u-mul llow-Mr. l41l?4llOl', .l1Uffl1Nlll, Itruc'v. lteul., Hu' : 1
Rogers Hufrnan Rychak VVissinger Atkinson
were never seriously threatened until late in the
final period when the Miners took advantage of
the Jacket reserves to carry the fourth session
by a 15-8 margin.
Franklin High Schoolis Blue Jays gave the
local scholastics their second set back for the
season with a 30-25 victory. Ferndale led at the
half-way mark with a 15-12 edge, but hitting a
fast stride in the third stanza, the Blue and
White quintet scored an even dozen points lo
capture the lead at 24-18 at the end of the
In a bitter defensive battle at Cresson, the
Jackets captured a 16-9 victory over the defend-
ing champions of the Conemaugh Valley League.
The winners led by scores of 6-3, 8-3, and 12-7
at the quarters. Only 10 field goals were made
during the battle.
Held on fairly even terms the first half, the
Johnstown Catholic High cagers hit their stride
in the last two periods to sink the Yellow Jackets
39-25. Although the Catholic proteges were in
front the entire way, they were never able to
gain more than a five-point lead until the third
After three close quarters, the Fisher clan
staged a 16-point scoring spree to win easily
over a snappy Ebensburg quintet, 35-26. Scoring
honors went to Rogers with 4 field goals and
2 points from the foul line for a total of 10
In a return engagement Conemaugh High
School's Iron Horses put on a last-minute rally
to turn the tables on the Ferndale Yellow Jack-
ets, 32-29. With only four minutes of play re-
maining and the Jackets leading by 7 points, 27-
20, the Horses came galloping back from the
brink of defeat to count 12 points to Ferndalels
2 and edged over the finish line a winner by a
nose. Up until the final frame the Jackets ap-
peared to have the situation well in hand. They
were in front, 9-7, 15-12, 27-20 as the quarters
Westniont High scored its most important
victory of the season in taking the measure of
its old arch rival, 42-30, on the Hilltop floor.
This was a costly defeat for the Black and Gold
as it squashed Ferndalels pennant hopes, for it
was the Jackets, fourth loss.
Given a tough battle for three quarters,
Catholic High turned on the steam in the final
heat to annex a 39-29 decision on the locals,
floor. lts attack clicking against the Crimson's
zone defense in the first half, Ferndale jumped
away to a 9-5 lead in the first quarter and in-
creased their advantage to 19-13 by the half
time. Starting the third round, the Catholics
changed their tactics and so effective was their
play that the losers were restricted to two buckets
through the entire last two quarters.
The Jackets blasted the Franklin Blue Jays'
Conemaugh Valley League championship hopes
by trouncing the Birds 24-13. After the first
quarter which Franklin quintet carried by a 4--3
margin, it was all Ferndale as the Jackets went
into the lead at 10-7 at the half and then boasted
advantage to 20-10 at the close of the third
Coach Fisheris Jackets took a one-sided vic-
tory over Cresson High, 42-19. The locals set
the pace throughout the contest after jumping
away to an early lead. Rychak was high scorer
with a total of 10 points.
At the end of the regular season, the varsity
entered the St. Francis Basketball Tournament.
Meeting Adams Township for their first round
play, the Jackets walloped their opponents in an
easy engagement, 41-14. The Townshippers gave
the Jackets a battle in the first quarter which
ended in a 9-9 deadlock. With the start of the
second session the winners quickly pulled awav
and showed an 13-12 lead at the half. They
boosted their margin to 26-12 going into the
last round. Wissinger claimed high scoring
honors with a total of 12 points, making 6 tosses
from the floor.
In a nip and tuck battle with Conemaugh,
the most outstanding bidder for the champion-
ship, the teams played on even terms until late
in the third period. Pacing the first two quarters
by a narrow margin, the Ferndale cagers were
pressed hard for the lead at several times. Hit-
ing their stride, the Iron Horses went out in
front and held a lead until the final whistle,
eliminating Ferndale from the race.
With only two losses through graduation. re-
placed by a promising squad of reserves, it is
hoped that next season will bring a winning
quintet and a victorious season.
Heilman Davis Hoffman Bl'Ul'P Clawsun
IUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
First ROW-B'1rron, Rukosky, Lever o d B ' , Oh
Second Row-KBe1tz, Hindrnan, DanieTs,OOpe1iUJg1?tice S
The Junior Varsity was one of the strong- SEASON RECORD
est quintets in the county. The team played a
twenty game schedule, winning sixteen and drop-
ping four for an outstanding record of the sea-
son. The squad was composed of Freshmen
and Sophomores who performed with remark-
able skill and ability to assure capable material
for next yearls varsity.
The Junior Varsity this year consisted of two
quintets, a Freshmen and a Sophomore group.
By dividing the boys into different teams they
are able to develop more skill and accuracy
among themselves as a playing unit.
The team entered the South Fork elimina-
tion Tournament and finished with an impressive
record. Although the other schools in the play-
off represented strong teams, Ferndale finished
third, winning the consolation award. Two of
the Junior Varsity members were honored for
their outstanding performance by winning a
position on the All Tournament Team. The
record which they established as a team is an
indication of their ability.
BOYS' INTERCLASS BASKETBALL
lnterclass basketball is one of the most
popular sports in the athletic program and each
year witnesses its growing popularity. Keen
rivalry between all the teams is one outstanding
characteristic, and one that guarantees first
class, high-caliber games.
The league was organized into two divisions,
the Majors and the Minors. Each class selected
its representative teamsg the more experienced
boys playing on the Major teams, while the
players with less skill competed in the Minors.
Due to a misfortune the Minor league dropped
out, but the Majors continued stronger than ever.
The Seniors won the pennant and gained
the undisputed championship of the interclass
basketball league for 1939. Playing a schedule
of ten games the Seniors won seven, dropping
three to the other classes. Their excellent team-
work, fine passing, and marksmanship were
factors to their credit which helped them to
clinch the winning title.
STANDING OF TEAMS
Seniors ....... .... T 3
Sophomores. ., 6 4
Juniors .. 5 5
Freshmen 2 3
First Il0YYllllHll'll lflislicr, VV. tl1'ifl'ith, IC. lflowrlrrl, NY. Vmlwrgvr, U, lvilwl-I, ,IA lxllyigm IL
St'l'0IlIl Row-VV. VViley, C. Bush, Y. llulog, S. ll
use. C, Barnes, XX, llouls.
First Row-N. .lones, H. llustvr, IC. Holtz, .l, Huston, lt, Wulslx. ll. .Xndrci1w,.l, llvrsl1lwra'c1.
ii Qucrry, J. Dick. '
Plvcoinal Row-M'..lVlcAcli1'vI1. A, l'2ll'lt'Yk'4'lllLi, li. Fulton. li. liolwrts, F. llusonlcln. li lfllllllllmtl.
ll. fxlllH'l'l, J. Allison, li. ll'lll'll2llllS.
l"il'Nf IUIW-A. lilliilil, ll. Rhodes, ll. Boyer. ll. llcltz, .l. llyvlmli, li, NYIll'Sillg', U. Zilllll1Pl'lll:lI1.
S01-ami Row-U. lf2llllll4Xl', U. Illini, ll. lll2lXYSUll, .l. llutmzin. K. llillllk'lS, C. Miller, .L 'Fod-
lllllll,Pl', ll. Swartz.
First Row-XV. Davis, S, llanik, ll. lllllllll. M. lllllSlll0l', 'IX Jullllsull. .l. 1:1-H,-0' T- Uuwlv
' ' ' ' inui ll llixtmin '
C.. lcilllflllilll .l. 6-toiippc, lu. VX' 1' .
Som-mul lhnv-li. l!:u'ron, ll. lluliosliy. ll. xylllylllil, .l. Rogers, I-'. Opel. li. R21-vpn' li- loin
M. Cm-1':1k, .l. l'll'Zllllll!ll'll, V. .Xlliss 11.
GIRLS' INT ERCLASS BASKETBALL
Basketball is one of the active sports which
the girls of Ferndale have always enjoyed.
This year the league consisted of four teams,
providing an opportunity for approximately
forty girls to compete in the weekly contests.
During the nine game schedule each team dis-
played the same good spirit and fine sportsman-
ship which has always been an outstanding out-
come of the activity.
All during the season keen competition was
evident. The standing of the Senior, Sophomore,
and Freshmen teams was tied several times dur-
ing the pennant race. At the end of the schedule
the Freshmen were leading by the narrow
margin of one game, hence the pennant for
l939 was given to the ninth year quintet.
Since the basketball league helps to find va
place for each girl in the recreational field as
well as to promote her own physical develop-
ment, it is a sport which every participant en-
joys and cherishes.
STANDING or TEAMS
Won Lost Tied
Freshmen .... 7 l 1
Seniors ...,.. 6 2 l
Sophomores 5 LL 0
Juniors ....,, ,. 0 9 0
First Row-Miss Hetrick. A. Schwing, D. Trammer, A. Moore, V. Reese. M. Trammer, V. Hill.
Sei-ond Row-E. Shiber, C. Brendlinger, R. Brant, F. Hershberger, C. Herzog.
First Row-L, Thomas, V. Coleman, B. Howard, B. VViley, F. Boerstler.
second Row-G. Todhunter, D. Shaffer, J. Crum, R. Miller.
First Row-T. Davis, M. Branthoover, B. Wright, D. Warsing, D. Fitzgibbon.
Second Row-J. Scavuzzo, M. F. Snyder, B. J. P1'lttS.
Fi,-sf Row-F, Kamiel, P. J. Buck, T. Rose, R. Davis, K, Davis.
Second Row-C. Bandrowski, G. Bixel, M. Girouscky.
BOYS' INTERCLASS VOLLEYBALL
Shortly after the opening of school the Boys'
Volleyball League was organized. Players and
captains were chosen from each class, and ap-
proximately forty boys availed themselves of the
opportunity to take part in the sport. The
manager of the league was John Bailey who
arranged the schedule.
The league was organized into two halves.
The first division continued until Christmas
vacation, and the second half resumed until the
end of the season. Games were played during
the noon hour on Monday and Wednesday. The
officials were selected from the boys in each
team who had familiar knowledge and ex-
perience of the game.
As the season advanced, keen rivalry and
competition was felt between the teams. At
times the outcomes of the contests were so close
that hot controversies existed, but these only
encouraged the members to play a little harder
in order to win.
The strongest competition developed between
the Juniors and the Seniors. Each team success-
fully threw their opponents for losses. During
the season schedule these two teams met each
other twice, each class winning one of the games.
The teams became more determined to win the
championship, but the underclassmen were con-
tinuous threats for the opportunity. For the past
two years the pennant was won by the present
Senior team. The Juniors were aiming to break
this winning streak and they put forth every
effort toward such an end.
Since the season was shortened and a play-
off could not be arranged. an agreement was
reached. The Seniors and Juniors were declared
co-champions of the Boys' Interclass Volleyball
League of 1939.
First Row-XY. Ug1nlre1'g'e1', NV. Ritclicy, C. RAIVIIGS, XY. l-lezils. k'u:1cli Fislicr.
Second Row-S. Rose, VV, XVilcy, J. lSL'l1Il1'g'LZ', lf. Tomlioxy ski. .l. Zupun.
I-'irst Row--H. 'l'UIllliUXYSlil, ll. l'IY2lllS, l". ltosclnzrn. Y, lkzrilcy. XY. l'oI't'v5. ll. XY:ilsli,
S01-mul Row-ll. Gillwrl, .l. ldzistoli, J, Allison, lt, Miclmvls.
First llow--I.. liummvl, Il. XYui'sim.1. U, Zinimi-rniun. .l. .Xl'lllSll'Ully. .X. Elliott.
S4-cond Row-WV. Ulzlwson, 'I'. Hs-1'lm1', ll, Cli-ippcll ll SXN'll'l7 R' llunt
. .L . .. . ,
I-'irst Row-ll. Unlmlc, M, l'lllSlIlEll', 'l'. Jollnson, li. Fay. 'l'. Croyle, C, li:1ul'm:m, .l, Stuuppp,
' I' un
S01-mul llow-lt. H:11'1'4m, XY, Ncllowzili, J, liriicc. li. lin-vii. lf. Opel, .l. l"l'1lllll'Il4'll. U, .xllismy
GIRLS' INTERCLASS VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball always has been an outstanding
interclass sport for the girls of Ferndale. This
year approximately seventy girls from the four
high school classes took part in the competition.
The Eighth Graders were also included in the
league until afternoon classes were scheduled
Each class had its best players in every game,
making them all very interesting and exciting.
Although each team was good, the Seniors and
Freshmen were ahead at the end of the season.
These two met in a playoff to determine the
championship, and the Seniors succeeded in
edging out their opponents to win the pennant.
This makes the third year the Seniors have won
the contest. During the last two years they have
only lost one game.
Since these games give the girls some clean
fun and friendly rivalry as well as help them
develop good sportsmanship, we predict for the
league and for the girls of Ferndale High
School many good times in the future.
STANDING or TEAMS
Seniors ...... 5 l
Freshmen .... 3 3
Juniors ...... 2 41
Sophomores .. 2 11-
First Row-V. Reese, V, Lohr, V. Hill, M. Trarnmer, J, RVaring', R. Sunch, D. TI'i1I'1'lY'I1Gl'
Second Row--Miss Hetrick, A. Fay, E. Shiber, F. Hershherger, A. Moore, B, Clark, R. Burns,
G. Mackell, R. Shikalla, M. A. Hassenplug.
Third Row-D. Boyer, R. Brant, C. Kamiel, C. Herzog, L. Green, H. Hildebrand, G. Jones.
First Row-E. Burns, I. McVicker, L. Thomas, V. Allen, V. Coleman, B. Spangler, B,
Howard, B. Vviley.
Second Row-R. Miller, G. Todhunter, J. Opel, D. Shaffer, J. Crum.
First Row-A. Mosebarger, D, Wa1'ing, M. Branthoover, B. W'right, E. Spory, E. Boerstler
Second, Row-B. J. Pritts, J. Scavuzzo, M. F. Snyder, D. Younker, T. Davis.
First Row-P. J. Buck, R. Davis, P. Mitchell, T. Rose, F. Kamiel, D, Saylor. H. Fisher.
Second Row-K, Davis, B. Girouscky, G. Bixel, C. Bandrowski, M. Girouscky.
First Row-Livengood. A. Bruce. Terceli. Balog.
Second Row-Andreine, Dick. XV. Bruce. Simler. Otis. -
Third Row-Mr. Fisher. Chappell, Gerber. Blough. Bailey'
Track started early in the spring with nearlv
forty competing for places. There were very'
few lettermen back from the previous year so
that practically all the candidates were new and
inexperienced. After two weeks of practice.
Coach Fisher arranged an interclass meet to
determine those qualified and possessing ability'
in the various events.
Most of the boys displayed about the same
talent but not too strong for school competi-
tion. For this reason, the track team did not
meet with its usual success.
The outstanding event was the relay. the
team composed of Charles Tercek. William
Livengood, Archie Bruce and Victor Balog.
The squad competed in several meets with
district schools. Among these were Altoona.
Ebensburg, Cochran, Garfield. Joseph johns.
Indiana and the Junior Pitt Track and Field
Although the track squad as a group did not
place among the winning teams. there were sev-
eral individuals who did win places in the dif-
ferent meets. Dick placed in the mile. the high
jump and the pole vault. Tercek captured sev-
eral places in the 4:40 yard race.
At the County meet in lfbensburg the Fern-
dale llelay' team won first place and received
the relay trophy for the event. This was the
outstanding accomplislnnent for the season.
Since Ferndale lacks a proper training field
and track. it is yery difficult for the boys to
actually condition tlremselyes for competition.
ln place of the sport this year. the athletic de-
partment is plamiing on substituting soft ball
and interclass track. This will permit more of
the Ferndale boys to participate in minor
sports. lt is hoped that the new actiyities will
attract a large group of thc boy s.
THE VARSITY F CLUB
President .......,,.A....,..,...,...,. CHARLES TERCEK
Vice President .,.... .,.,,,.., I OHN RYCHAK
Secretary ......... ..i,. R OBERT WRIGHT
Sponsors ....., .
This yearls Varsity F Club is composed of
athletes and others who have been awarded a
varsity letter for their athletic services.
The primary purpose of the organization is
to create a high standard of sportsmanship, a
more successful cooperation between the alumni
and the school supporting and furthering Fern-
dale athletics, to develop a friendly and co-
operative association among the boys, and to
help make each athlete a better member of
The F Club sponsored several programs
during the year. Introduced during the Christ-
President ...,...,.. t.y...,i,..,,,. ROBERT WRIGHT
Vice President i,.. ..,, , . .,.. ,E .,.. . CARL RUSH
Secretary ...,. ,.... ..t.,. W I LLIAIVI ROGERS
BRUCE FISHER, FRANKLIN GEORGE
mas holidays, several social dances and parties
were held after each home basketball game. The
purpose of promoting such a program was to
raise sufficient funds toward the annual athletic
club banquet to be held sometime during the
first week in May. This is the outstanding event
for the club since the boys are presented with
their athletic awards for the year at this time.
The group enjoyed a successful season and
through untiring efforts of the club sponsors
the athletes benefited greatly from their asso-
ciations and meetings with each other. The club
is looking forward to another successful organi-
zation next year.
First Row-Mr: Fisher. .I, Iiychak, A, Bruce, D. Ons, J. Allison, lt. Michaels, H. VV1"iglit, H.
And reine. Mr. George.
Second Row-VV. Griffith, W. Davis, M, Butz, Il. Chappell, XV. Kncpper, V. Ballots, XV. Bruce,
Third Row-XV. Beals, J, Wissii1ge1', W. Rogers, C. Tercek, R. Levergoofl, J. Hufrrian,
First Row-Dravis, Hassenplugy Dravis
Second Row-Spangler, Allen, VValsli, 1IOSPlJHl'g'9l'. Coleman
To support all athlstic teams by arousing enthusiasm among
the student body is the purpose of the cheerleaders. Several of the
popular Ferndale cheers are given helow.
Come on Ferndale,
Sock it lo ,em-
Come on Ferndale,
Sock it to 'em-
Come on Ferndale,
Sock it to 'em.
Alle Kanek, Kanek, Kanek,
Alle Kauek, Kanek, Kanek,
Vifho Rah, Who Rah
Rip, Zip Zow
Chu, Chin, Chow
l-lazy, Nlazy, Knox-k 'em
urazy, Ferndale Wow!
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Htl em high,
Hit 'em low.
Com on i?t'l'llt'iili0-'-
Boom a rat-kel
Cheese a rat-kel
Sis hoom hah.
Ferndale High Sehool
Rah, Rah. Halt.
California Grape juice
We play ,. ,
.l ust for practice.
You got il. now keep it
Uoggone it. don't lose it
Your pep. your pep-
You got it. now keep it
Doggone it. douit lose it
Your pep. your pep-
You got it. now keep it
lloggoue it. doift lose it
Your p-e-p. pep!
Fight team fight.
Fight team fight.
I-'ight team. fight team.
Fight. fight. fight!
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WHERE TI-IERE'S LIFE TI-IERE'S HOPE
THE SENIOR PLAY
The Senior Class gave a delightful romantic
comedy with three acts and a prologue entitled
6'0nce There Was A Princessf' by Juliet Wilbor
Tompkins. lt was presented in the high school
auditorium November 17 and 13, 1938. A special
matinee was given to the grade school Wednes-
day, November 16. Miss Sara Rhoads directed
the play with Frank Tomkowski as student
The prologue takes place in the drawing
room of the Palazzo Dellatorre, Rome. The first
two acts take place in the home of the Boydis,
an average American home, while scene II of act
III takes place in Phil7s living room in the loft
of a barn. Miss Fleming and Mr. Kipp with the
aid of several students designed a very appro-
priate stage setting. The Gately S Fitzgerald
Furniture Company and the Penn Traffic Com-
pany very generously loaned us some necessary
Ellen Guthrie had been married to Prim-'Q
Alfredo Dellatore, but after his death and the
settling of his estate with Signor Moroni, she
plans to go back to her home in Millertown.
lndiana, United States of America. By the wish
of Ellen Guthrie her last husbandis fortune was
given to his mother.
During this time all Millertown is preparing
for a gorgeous, extrayagantly dressed princess.
when she arrives they don't know her as a
princess. They take her for a sewing woman.
Mrs. Purrington and Mrs. Seayer are neighbors
to the Boyds and help in the preparation. Aunt
Meta Trimble is a Very greedy. suspicious
elderly lady, who is making her home with the
Boyds in payment of a debt they owed her. She
tries to have full say of the house. Ruby and
Hazel. the two daughters of Mrs. Boyd. feel
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very bitterly toward Aunt Meta. Hazel is the first
one to mistake Princess Dellatore for the sewing
woman they were expecting. Immediately Hazel
is very fond of the Princess. Ruby doesn't like
the idea of the princess coming to her home, as
she fears the princess may attract Milton D,Arcy
from her. Phil Lennox, an old friend of the Boyd
family was quite fond of Ellen Guthrie before
she married the Prince. He is the first one to
recognize her as Ellen Guthrie instead of the
sewing woman. Timid Joe Boyd was next to
Ellen is worried, because Millertown was
still expecting a princess. Not wanting to dis-
appoint them sheugot clothes from a friend in
Chicago and a girl named Josephine to serve
as a French maid. When she arrived in all her
splendor, Millertown got what they expected.
Milton and Ruby plan to be married and Ellen
Guthrie finds she still loves Phil. Their dream
Princess Dellatorre ..4,.,..
Signor Moroni .,,,.......,
The Old Princess ...,
Hazel Boyd .......
Mrs. Boyd .......,.,...
Mrs. Purrington .....,
Mrs. Seaver .........
Ruby Boyd ........,...,.
Aunt Meta Trimble ,,..
J oe Boyd .,..,,....,.....,.
Phil Lennox ....,.,,.,..,
Milton D,Arcy .....,,,....,,,..,..,.
Josephine, a French maid .,,.....
Jennie ..... .,,...,.......,.,.,...,.
Prologue: The drawing room in the Palazzo
Morning: The sitting room in the Boyd Village
The Same: A little later in the morning.
The Same, dark: Late the following evening.
Scene: Phil's living room in loft of barn.
MARY ANN HASSENPLUG
BETTIE MAE WALKER
FERN HERSHBERGER I
.. EILEEN DAUGHERTY
Stage and Properties-Miss Margaret Fleming,
Mr. Wade Kipp, Walter Ritchey, Sam Rose,
Warren Wiley, Charles O'Connor, Dorothy
Trammer, Leona Mae Pittman, and Ruth
Costumes-Miss Martha Myton, Virginia Reese,
Eileen Shiber, and Ann Schwing.
Make-Up-Miss Jessie Statler and Miss Ethel
Lighting-Mr. Grant Custer.
The glSunbonnet Girlfl an operetta in two
acts, was presented by the mixed chorus in the
high school auditorium March 16 and 17. Dir-
ected and coached by Mr. Homer Baker and
Miss Ethel Neidlinger, the cast showed remark-
able talent in presenting their parts.
To give the story of the operetta a natural
setting, a middle western farm scene was painted
by Miss Margaret Fleming with the assistance
of several members of the art department. A
beautiful stage background representing a large
western farm, showing a series of rolling, partly
wooded hills, the narrow country roadside,
shadded occasionally by lonely treesg a massive
but well-constructed farm barn, and a patch
work of fields, gave a realistic touch which made
the operetta very natural and real to life. The
final touch was added with the gorgeous cos-
tumes of various colors to decorate the stage.
The story of the operetta is centered around
the life of Susan Clifton, better known as the
HSunbonnet Girlfl Having been left an orphan
while quite young by her musical parents, Susan
was placed under the custody of a skinflint
couple, Mr. and Mrs. Abijah Scroggs.
As the scene opened, Mrs. Henry Coleman.
the president of the Federation of State Music
Clubs, arrived in the village to stir up local
talent and giye the contestants a chance to win
a scholarship in music. Her daughter, Barbara,
her son, Bobg and his pal, Jerry, accompanied
her on the trip into the country. A musical
contest was held in the front yard of a pros-
perous and respected farmer known as Mr.
Meadows, whose daughter was to be one of the
contestants. Mrs. Meadows, who was greatly in-
terested in the young folks, was aiding Mrs. Cole-
man to conduct the musical contest. Sue hearing
of the contest. shyly met the women in charge and
First Row--Betty Griffith, Ruth Sivits, Betty ltnnnnol. NYultcr lioqrls. Yiyiun Sr-hwvitzor.
.Tack Rogers, Elizzrlwtli Koyach, Frarnk Rosvinsrn. llvltio Xllrlkor. Mzrry Anna Miller. .Iaunos
Easton, Rosemary Burns, John Znpzrn. Glmlys Todhnnlor. Charlie llurnos,
Second llow-Marfrzrret Mui-hcsko. llnth Shik:1ll:1. liiloon llaxugliorty. Mr. Homer Barker.
Garnet Rhodes, Berenivo NViley, .lozrnn Hurrvl. Ethel Spory, Gladys Jones. Oliyv Nozuk.
Fraiicc-is Likar. Bcity Jani- llritts. For-n Horslihr-rgor. lmonrr Mao l'ittnr:rn, Helen Cyrkol.
Agnes Imliacr-li, .Ioan Jones, Anclrey Alosvlu:rrg'r-1'. llurl Yonnlior, L':rthvrino R1'vmlliIl:vt',
Florence Roerstlor, Mr. XVudo Kipp. Yudzr l,ohr. lionnulwollr- Porter, Marian Tl'Illlllllrll'. Miss
'l'hinl Ilow-lrlileen Shihor. lmonn Koroltz, Ycru Nuo Hill. liir-h:rrd llnnrphro5. Milw liutz.
.Tzrnif-s I-linrlnmn, Chzrrlos U'Connor, Iflrnvst Shnll. lin-lizard rlilhort, XY:1rrvn XYilv5. l':rul
lturmne-l, Curl Ilnsh, VVilli:rrn Griffith, Curtis Koon, l-Iinnnr Hovrstlcr. .lunol lloorl. Rptry
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lticlizrrml Rohr-rts, Wmlc L'lllllllI'5L'l'l', Wultor' ltitchcp, Mnriarn Brarnllxooyor. Betty ltr-mir:
asked permission to participate. When Mrs.
Scroggs, prompted by her daughter, Evalina,
heard of it, they hatefully refused to allow Sue
to take part sice she hadn't and decent clothes
for such an affair. Barbara, Bob, and Jerry
sympathized with Sue and went to her aid.
With the beginning of the second act,a
friendly crowd of young people had gathered
to take part in the dayis event. The list of
contestants rapidly dwindled when Mrs. Coleman
discovered the name of a certain girl called
Susan Clifton. When Sue arrived, dressed in a
beautiful evening gown belonging to the kind
hearted Barbara, the crowd was startled and
surprised. After her number, the judges im-
mediately presented her a scholarship as winner
of the grand prize.
Sue soon discovered that her beauty and
charm had captured the affection of Bob Cole-
man who offered his hand and heart, but he is
rejected on the grounds that his interest is based
on sympathy for her misfortune and poverty.
In the meantime, Bob went in quest of the
constable, Ezra McSpavin. Jerry also discovered
that he was in love with Barbara. Bob had
spoken to the constable about Sue, releasing
information that he believed her parents left
some sort of property to her, but the Scroggs
had refused to divulge the nature of it. The
constable was persuaded to intercede in the name
of the law. Then, just at the conclusion of a
dance number, the constable disclosed a dispatch
box containing Sue's rightful property and
among it a deed to a town lot in Los Angeles
which proved to be of considerable value. With
this proof, the barrier that held Sue from marry-
ing Bob was broken. The curtain drops on the
prospect of a double wedding.
Ample humor is offered by Mr. Scroggs, the
henpecked husband, Jerry, the breezy college
youthg Evalina, the shrewd Vixen, the village
constable and his simple son, Reuben.
Much credit for the success of the Operetta
should be given to Mr. Baker, Miss Neidlinger
and Mr. Kuhs who directed and coached the
students, to Miss Fleming and her assistants who
painted the stage scenery, to Miss Myton who
supervised the making of the costumes, to Mr.
Kipp who constructed the stage.
Miranda, Hiram and Mrs. Meadows, daughter , .... .... ..... V I VIAN SCHWITZER
Mrs. Meadows, President of the local music club .. .
BETTY JANE RUMMEL
Luella, Lumpton, a village maiden .....,.,,..... ,.,,.....,,, B ETTY GRACE GRIFFITH
Hiram Meadows, a kindly farmer . .... .
Evalina, Abijah and Mrs. Scroggs, daughter
Reuben McSpavin, the constableis son
Ezra McSpavin, the village constable ,... .
Mrs. Coleman, a wealthy patron of music ,.
Bob Coleman, her son .,.,..,.......,,. ...,.,.....,
Barbara Coleman, her daughter
Jerry Jackson, Bobis chum .,...,.. ,....
Susan Clifton, the Sunbonnet Girl . ,
Mrs. Scroggs, Abijah's better half ,.,...,.,,,...
Abijah Scroggs, the Sunbonnet Girl's guardian ......
Sadie Simpkins, another village maiden
, .,.,. ....,.,, W ALTER BEALS
,. ...,,.. GLADYS TODHUNTER
CHARLIE E. BARNES
BETTY MAE WALKER
MARY ANN MILLER
. . , ...... JAMES EASTON
. . .. ELIZABETH KOVACH
, . ,...., ...... R OSEMARY BURNS
. ......... .. JOHN ZUPAN
. .. . RUTH SIVITS
PARADE OF PROGRESS
After the first great catastrophe of Johns-
town, the Flood of 1889, Ferndale as a com-
munity began to develop. It was then that the
residents of the borough began to consider the
question of education for the future citizens of
Ferndale and its surrounding areas. The first
school building was opened in November, 1889.
It was a one-room, unplastered, wooden struc-
ture and was then located in the thick-wooded
maple grove where the present new high school
building now stands. The first teacher in the
community was Norman E. Berkey of Somerset.
The growth from 1889 to 1902 was slow
considering the fact that only sixty pupils were
in attendance the latter year.
ln 1905 the community witnessed an expan-
sion with the beginning of a business section and
the construction of the Windber carline through
Ferndale. To accomodate the seventy six pupils
at this time a second story was added to the
ln 1911, on account of the overcrowded con-
ditions, the seventh and eighth grades were
moved to the Municipal Hall on Vickroy Ave-
nue. A new six-room, light brick structure was
erected in 1912 to replace the old inadequate
building. This was part of the old grade building
destroyed by fire in 1936. At the same time the
faculty added several new members to its staff.
The following year, in 1913, a one-year high
school was organized, with four pupils enrolled.
By 1914 the class had increased to six students.
and to fifteen by the following year. There con-
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GRADE SCHOOL FIRE. 1936
tinued a steady' growth during the coming years.
By 1916 an addition of six rooms was necessary'
to accommodate the enrollment of 250 students.
The spring of 1919 saw the first graduating
class of a four-year high school. Nora Saylor
and Robert Clay comb were the graduates. The
routine was to spend two years at Ferndale. one
year at Dale. and back to Ferndale for a fourth
year. Frank Howard and Foster Bowden were
the graduates the second year.
lly' 1921 another building was demanded and
was erected on the play ground where the present
high school now stands. This building was colu-
pleted in 1928. consisting of thirteen classrooms.
a study hall with library facilities. an auditorium
with a capacity of fiye lumdi-ed. and an equipped
gyinnasiuin. This housed both the junior and
senior high schools. The approximate enrollment
was 1021 of which .t2o were attending the first
six grades and 001 high school students. This
unusual growth developed from the tuition
students of Concntaugh Township. .lenners
Toyynsliip. llolsopplc. Stonycrcclx Township. and
Middle Taylor Township.
These students not only helped the high
school in a financial way but aided such ac-
tivities as athletics, dramatics and music. Their
attendance increased the size of the classes and
decreased the cost of instruction.
In 1931 the Home Economics department
was added to the high school curricula. Four
years later a boys, general industrial arts shop
was installed in the basement of the grade
A disastrous chapter was written into the
history of the Ferndale Schools in 1936 when
the grade school was destroyed by fire.
'4On the morning of December 11, 1936,
occurred the fire which burned the Ferndale
Grade School Building. When the blaze was first
discovered, only a few regarded it as serious:
it was thought that the fire could be controlled
without serious loss and damage. Scarcely any
one believed that the fire would reach the as-
tounding proportions that it did.
The fire was first reported shortly before
eight o'clock in the morning when smoke was
LOOKING NORTH FROM HENRY STREET
GRADE SCHOOL BUILDING
BEFORE THE FIRE
noticed issuing from the building. By the time
water was supplied, the fire had gained such
headway that under no circumstances could it
be checked. About noon the entire structure had
been burned out except for one or two rooms
along Henry Street. The loss of the building and
equipment was estimated at 347,000
In order to meet the emergency, grades seven
to twelve attended the first session of school
from 8:00 A. M. until noon, while grades one to
six assembled from 12:30 to 4:30. lt also became
necessary to schedule the extra-curricular ac-
tivities of the high school in the afternoon. High
school clubs were done away with and that time
was utilized for additional class periods.
ln the fall of 1937 ground was broken for
the erection of a new high school building where
the old grade school had stood. When fully
completed and equipped, the new school will
contain 18 class-rooms, a sound proof music
conservatory, a science laboratory, a commercial
department, an industrial arts shop, a home
economics department, a special art room, a
spacious auditorium, a fully equipped gym-
nasium, an administration office, and a complete
cafeteria. Modern in every respect the new
Ferndale High School should be a challenge to
better educational opportunities for every stu-
The latest in modern equipment and text
books are used throughout the entire school with
the result that a progressive educational system
is maintained at Ferndale.
-MARY ANN HASSENPLUG
H .NEED JOM! HELP 2
,now IT-THANK YOU ! !
WHAT NO TEARI ff
THE CLASS WILL
We, the graduating class of 1939, about to leave Ferndale High School, do hereby make,
declare and publish this our last will and testament, and in so doing declare all former wills
and promises null and void.
ITEM A: To the faculty, we wish to express our sincere gratitude for their willing help and
assistance during our four years of high school life.
ITEM B: To the Junior Class, we bequeath the Seniorls dignity, provided it is worn properly.
ITEM C: To the Sophomores, we leave the satisfaction of knowing that their long-sought
after goal is only two years away.
ITEM D: To the Freshmen, we leave the use of our faculty for three more years, with in-
structions to keep the growth of gray hair to the minimum.
ITEM E: The following endowments are made with good intent in the hope that they will
be received in the proper manner.
Alvin Allshouse leaves to Henry Tomkowski his
technique for borrowing night work.
john Bailey gives up his duties of class president
to Archie Bruce.
Charlie Barne's friendship with Mr. Moorhead is
entrusted to Doris Rager.
Eileen Shiber bequeaths her giddy manner of
timely giggles to Donnabelle Porter.
Anne Schwing's popularity is handed over to
Vada Lohr wills her remembrance of religious
holidays to Virginia Allen.
Wayne Knepper surrenders to Dick Gilbert his
quietness in study hall.
Gladys Jones bestows her movie-star eyes to Ruth
John Zupan wills to Curtis Koon his secret formula
for receiving all A's.
Alice Eash entrusts her reciting ability to Helen
Adams, trusting she accepts it.
Jacob Schneggls love for night work is to be
received by Edward Beltz.
The Camay complexion of Alice Fay is ceded to
Doris VVarren's code of popularity is given to
Virginia Reese wills her ability to give P. D.
and English talks to Eddie Atkinson.
Victor Balog leaves his graceful manners to
Betty Clark transmits to Daisy Shaffer her over-
flowing willingness to accept Miss Hetrick's health
Eileen Daugherty's complete poise while giving
English talks is bestowed on Leroy Felton.
Charles Dibert's likeness to Robert Taylor is re-
gretfully given up to Frank Fitzgibbon.
Ruth Brant's secret of acquiring charm and grace
may be used by Elizabeth Kovach.
jack Stuver is to receive Charles Tercek's beautiful
Fern Hershberger's gift of gab is to be used by
Dorothy Boyer leaves to Gladys Todhunter her
To James Hindman, Catherine Brendlinger wills
her mental and physical ability.
Bettie Mae VValker's kind heartedness is entrusted
to Francis Klepack.
Ernest Shull's bashfulness is surrendered to Robert
Naugle with the wish that he overcomes it.
To Virginia Coleman we relinquish Janet VVaring's
"school girl lovelinessf'
The position of being the right hand lady to the
teachers is given to Bernice VViley by Marian Trammer.
Bernard Thomas wills his ability to stay out of
trouble to VVilliam Coffey.
Vera Hill sadly cedes her love for P. D. to Harry
Margaret Muchesko regretfully leaves her dainty
steps to Evelyn Burns.
VValter Ritchey's winning ways with the girls is
left to VVilbert Mishler with the wish that he makes
the most of it.
Rosetta Sunch leaves to Harry Andreine the art of
spreading home town news.
Helen Cvrlcel's charming smile is given to Ralph
Michaels for the year 1940.
Alice Moore's ability to skate so gracefully is added
to Van Bailey's well established methods.
Ruth Shikalla leaves to Jim Easton her sophisti-
David Shumaker's art ability is left to Dominick
VVarren Wiley sadly leaves to Paul Rummel the
long dreary hours spent in reading Emersong we hope
Paul gets more from it than VVarren did,
Bill Rogers entrusts his success in basketball to
james Saly surrenders his "Einstein Mind" to
joseph Rogel. A
John Rychak surrenders his ability to clear the
halls to Robert Miller with the hope that he applies it
Lee Ripple leaves his new 1936 Chrysler Special
to Marlin McAchren.
Leona Mae Pittman willingly relinquishes her
ability to get to school on time to John Beltz.
Marilou Porter's slow and independent motions
are willed to Nathan Jones and Richard Humphrey.
Edgar Howard adds his supply of red hair to that
of Chester Queery's'.
Erma Rhodes passes her worn out English books
to Daniel Evansg we can't imagine how they become
Sam Rose and Charles O'Connor leave their ability
as one-arm drivers to Donald Brinkworth.
Agnes Malinak and Edna Peters leave their ride
to school to Bill Placky.
Rosemary Burns leaves her active part in school
activities to anyone who can qualify.
LaRue Green hands over her rosy blush to Dorothy
Robert Thomas is to receive the privilege of read-
ing Bill Griffith's long-past-due short plays.
Helen Molnar's knack of curling hair surrenders
itself to Leona Thomas.
Clara Herzog's love for candy is bequeathed to
Betty Howard gives to Betty Howard the privilege
of using her name provided she keeps it on the honor
llannah I'Iildebrantl's long list of excuses for play-
ing hookey are turned over to Frank Roseman.
VVade Umberger cedes to jack Hershberger his
friendliness and companionship.
Grace Mackell leaves to Richard Roberts her well
established friendship with a certain commercial
Bert Brendlinger leaves his high snappy trousers
and pleasant manners to Eddie Schuster.
Carl Bush transmits his ability to play football to
Frank Tomkowski's work as stage manager is
ceded to VVilliam McCurdy.
Joe Davis' remarkable achievements in high school
are handed over to August Parlevechio.
Jean DeArmy leaves her snappy clothes to Agnes
Mary Ann Hassenplug leaves her professional
acting on the stage to Florence Boerstler.
Mike Batz's stiff white collars are added to Jack
Dick's large supply of shirts.
VValter Beals leaves to Jack Allison the honor of
playing the lead in the Senior play.
Gordon Berkey's tiresome trip to school is left to
Bob VVright grants his success as an athlete to
Dean Blue bequeaths to Robert VValsh his lazy
methods in the hope he makes the best of them.
Florence Borisek wills her art of dancing to Mary
To Betty Spangler, Helen Bush donates her
Dorothy Trammer wills to Jeanne Opel her
natural rosy cheeks.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED. DO HEREBY
AFFIRM THAT THIS IS THE LAST WILL
AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CIASS
OF 19393 SIGNED AND WITNESSED THIS
TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY. IN THE
YEAR OF OUR LORD. NINETEEN HUNDRED
EVERY BODY SVHLE5 LCSW IN PL VOC: .'
HIDING THE DIRT uf'
:TE LLABLL TO FALL f- LOOKI woo
NADOLEON AND +uf FRIENDI f LALWAYJ' WLNLQLNQ1 X!
August 15, 1960
Being here at the World's Fair is more fun than
we ever imagined a summer vacation could be. The
days have been so crowded and rushed with events
that we have neglected to completely write each day's
happenings, but it seems welve seen everyone in our
high school class of 1939. It was a great joy to
meet so many of our former friends!
Early this morning we caught a trolley at the
corner of Fifth and Forty--third Street for the
fair grounds. Janet was barely awake, but the
the cool morning breeze from the ocean soon re-
freshed her with pep and zip. To our great sur-
prise we were happy to meet the Trammer sisters,
Marian and Dorothy, at the entrance to the fair.
In the course of our conversation Marian re-
lated her career as a commercial instructor at the
University of Washington. Dorothy, director of
the sales department of the Sears Morgan Com-
pany of New York City, had aranged to spend a two
weeks, vacation with her sister in New York.
Our chat together was momentarily interruped by
an unusual commotion at the entrance to the main
gate. Directing traffic with furious waves of his
arms was john Bailey, our former class president,
yelling his age-old expression, 'fmake it snappy and
don't forget it." Laughingly, we pushed through the
crowd and made our way to his station. We learned
from our brief discussion together that a group of
former boys from good old "203" who could always
arouse the most noise and excitement, really had a
reason for their commotion now. Yes, its true, they
have the largest "Flea Circus" at the Fair. Alvin
Allshouse, Mike Batz, Gordon Berkey and Dean Blue
managing a flea circus! It sounded impossible.
Our party resumed their trip. After purchasing
our admittance tickets, we leisurely strolled along the
main walk looking from right to left at the modernistic
arrangement of the different buildings. Approaching
the Westinghouse Science Building, Virginia caught
sight of what looked like a familiar candid-camera
fan, Charlie Barnes, it couldn't be anyone else! He had
just snapped a picture of two famous ladies. The
next building we visited was the "Ford Motors." The
floor manager was no other than the great master
of ceremonies of our Senior class, james Saly. Of
Course Mr. Saly tried a smooth sales talk.
Leaving here, we then ventured to the Science
Building. Upon entering we found that Ernest Shull
had gone in business with Dr. jykell and Mr. Hyde.
We then proceeded to the Hall of Fame where we
found the pictures of two great 'tCharlies." We took
particular notice to O'Connor who had won fame as a
great racing driver. Last but not least was the au-
thority on problems of American life, Dibert. The
Hall of Fame would not be complete without "The
Big Four" who played on the All-American Pro-
fessional Football team-Carl Bush, Charles Tercek
John Rychak, and Robert VVright. VVe actually felt
that Ferndale had been well represented among the
great men of the world. Vllhile leaving, we ran across
Bill Griffithf a professional tipper on horse racing.
VVe talked over several incidents of our former school
days, recalling many of the jolly times we spent in
detention hall! Bill informed us that Dorothy Boyer,
Helen Bush, Eileen Daugherty, and Ruth Brant had
all turned out to be nurses in the General Hospital
Today we called a taxi to take us to the fair.
VVhen stepping into the rear seat, we immediately
recognized the driver as Victor Balog. It was grand
to meet Victor and his business suited us fine! Vile
took the longest route to the main gate, and drove
to some of the most interesting places. VVhile speed-
ing down Fifth Avenue, we passed the t'Ritz Beauty
Salon" owned by Helen Molnar. Victor informed us
that she had employed two of our old classmates,
Eileen Shiher and Leona Pittman as operators. Two
blocks further, we caught sight of "The Smart Dress
Shop," owned hy Margaret Muchesko.
By this time we had to end our pleasant chat with
Victor, as we finally had arrived at the entrance of
the "Great Fair." VVe were stopped at the curb by
a tall, heavy set uniformed man. It was no other
than the State Motor Policeman, hearing the name
"Lieutenant Vilarren XViley" upon the badge of his
coat. lie had merely delayed us to say "hello" and to
inform us of some friends he had met entering the
fair. Before departing, VVarren told us that Bettie
Mae VValker had received an excellent position as a
correspondent for the Saturday Fvening Post.
Strolling along, arm in arm, we caught the faint
sound of music. Vpon drawing nearer, Mary Ann
recognized the music of a famous radio orchestra, the
"Rippling Rhythm Makers." XVe just couldn't help
hut step inside the dance garden and listen to the
soothing melodies. NVe noticed on the program that
l.ee Ripple was director: NVade Vtnherger was play-
ing solo trumpet.
After talking with Lee for a short time, he di-
rected us to the "Sunch-Hildebrand Hamburger Stand."
Rosetta and Hannah had a few words with us and
were pleased to announce that their business was so
great they really should enlarge their establishment.
Before supper Janet suggested we make a tour of
Radio City. Upon our arrival we joined a group of
sight seers and recognized our conductor as Edgar
Howard. First, we were taken to hear the leading
commentator of the day, Walter Beals. In the next
studio, we watched a sketch entitled "School Days,"
dramatized by Florence Borisek, Bert Brendlinger,
Vada Lohr, Wayne Knepper and Edna Mae Peters.
As it was an original play of true experience, it was
really amusing and recalled many former memories.
In the last studio, we heard the most popular come-
dian of the day, Betty Clark, on the Royal Top Cola
Also at Radio City we noticed Paramount's latest
picture, starring our own Alice Fay. Rosemary Burns
was playing as the stepmother in Sam Rose's newest
version of Cinderella. Sam has become New York's
best known playwright and Rosemary one of Amer-
ica's foremost character actresses.
This evening we attended the grand opening of a
new night club on Times Square. Several noted peo-
ple present were called upon to say a few words.
Among these were David Shumaker and Bernard
Thomas, writers of the latest song hits, "Crocodiles
Will Always Exist," it really didn't make sense, but
song hits never do.
Today Mary Ann suggested we visit the office
of the 'KNew York Times." We were happy to find
john Zupan had worked his way to the position
of editor. We remembered that John was editor of
our 1939 Reflector. He said he would gladly show
us through the printing plant. Walking along one
of the corridors, who came dashing in, all out of
breath, but Betty Howard, the star reporter, with a
scoop on the very latest strike of the "Davis Driver's
Union." He said that William Rogers, better known
as "Bill,'l was president of the union.
We next entered one of the extension rooms. Cath-
erine Brendlinger and Ruth Shikalla were employed
as head typists. They handed us a copy of the latest
edition to read. On the front page was printed
the news that Walter Ritchey had recently been aD-
pointed Secretary of Agriculture in the President's
Cabinet. Turning to the women's page, Virginia
read an interesting article written by Alice Moore,
a Physical Education instructor at the University of
New Mexico, on how to prevent overweight. Further
down the page we noticed that Ferne Hershberger
had recently been crowned the golf queen of the United
States. On the society page we read that Marilou
Porter was sailing for Europe to study Horticulture,
and accompanying her was jean DeArmey who in-
tended to study music in Paris.
Bidding John a farewell we caught an elevated
train to Rockefeller Center. On the same train we
met Gladys jones, a noted radio singer, who told us
that jacob Schnegg, better known as 'Professor
Quiz," was sponsoring a contest this afternoon at
the Center for the benefit of the crippled children
of New York. Accompanying Gladys, we spent an
enjoyable hour with "The Professorf' Also in the
audience were Erma Rhodes and Grace Mackell,
New York's outstanding fashion designers for the
Style Shop of America.
VVhat a long day! We decided to return to our ho-
tel room and spend the evening as quietly as pose
sible. Janet tuned in the radio on KDKA just in time
to hear the announcer introduce Frank Tomkowski
and his violin. We really decided that our old class-
mate had become one of the outstanding musicians
of the time.
Glancing over the sports page, Virginia read that
Clara Herzog and Caroline Kamiel had been crowned
the skating champions of the United States. As a
team these girls had toured practically every large
city in the country and had displayed their un-
usual grace and skill as skaters. We were glad
to learn that Ferndale was still going places. On the
back page of the advertising section, Vera Hill and
Anne Schwing had announced the opening of a new
hat shop on Forty-Second Street. Mary Ann remarked
she would certainly purchase a new hat tomorrow!
Our last day in New York! What a grand time
we have spent together in such a short time. Mary
Ann secured our tickets at the Greyhound Station
and found another of our old friends, Helen Cvrkel.
Helen was employed by the Greyhound Lines as a
travel guide. She informed Mary Ann that Doris
Warren, Agnes Malinak, LaRue Green and Alice
Eash were touring the world on an information trip.
It seems as though these girls have been employed by
the March of Time as news finders. Again, Fern-
dale carries on in the share of the world's work.
Yes, it looks as though our classmates who set
"Progress" as their goal have come well on to attaining
it, regardless of their respective fields. The old say-
ing, f'Success comes to those who seek it," still holds
MARY ANN HASSENPLUG
ODDS AND ENDS
DIN THE sooo ow .DAYS
IFTNLEI T-HAT ITTAKE
WILEY l.lvmG THE- LIFE NlNE 4-aEADf Ami BETTER THAN ONE
OF QI ELLY
WHAT If IT, A GAME 2
AHf TT LOOKS LIKE
A DREAM or SHAKESPEARE
HTO be or not to be, that is the question!"
Like Hamlet, I once made the suggestion.
As out I walked I met a dog
And raised my arm to strike itg
When I heard a voice exclaiming '4Hold,',
I answered, UAS you like itf,
As on I walked a loving pair I metg
I soon discovered it was uRomeo and Julietf'
'GTwo Gentlemen from Veronaf, while dressed
in their best,
Caught a good drenching 4'While Out in a
They sat by my fire, hung their coats on a nail,
While I related to them HA Winteris Talefi
They stayed until the 'Twelfth Nightf'
Until the storm had ceased its terrors,
They made HMuch Ado About Nothingfl
Which proved a MComedy of Errorsf'
Then came '6Othello,' and ulagow too,
Which brought to my mind the "Taming of
' the Shrewf,
Like Hfiichard the Third," I awoke,
And strange everything did seemg
At last I realized my situation-
It was only MA Midsummer Night's Dreamf,
He was out in the country and came to a cross-
roadg saw a sign on a post fwith a hand point-
ingj : aThis will take you to Malvern." I-Ie sat
on, the sign for two hours, and then said:
HI wonder when this thing is going to start?"
My father made a scarecrow so natural that
it frightened every crow off the place.
Thatls nothing, mine made one that scared
every crow so badly they brought back the corn
they stole three years ago,
I won three racesg one with the 'sheriff and
two with the police.
I'm going to get married and settle down.
You'd better stay single and settle up.
I know a woman so cross-eyed that when she
weeps the tears from her left eye run down her
I should have won the race, but I had a
milkman's horse, we were neck and neck, when
someone sang out, HMilk!'7 and the horse
Conversation between two fair seniors:
Googacious! W1 I mus begetinalongf'
They met by chance,
They never met before,
They only met that once,
And she was smiten sore.
They never met againg
Donlt want to, I avow,
They only met that once-
,Twas a freight train and a cow!
A deaf and dumb man was arrested for
manslaughter and was to get his hearing the
next day. While he was in the cell locked
up he was dancing and singing as though he
was happyg so the keeper wrote on a piece of
paper, 6'What makes you feel so jolly?', The
deaf man wrote back: uBecause I am to get my
An organ grinder played two hours in front
of a deaf and dumb asylum before he found out
A child in an evil course is like a locomotive
on the wrong track-it takes a switch to get it
Little boy-a pair of skates-
Hole in the ice-uGolden Gatesf,
Why can't regular soldiers sit down?
Because they belong to the standing army.
Little Boy-Say, Jimmy, we are going to
have a rotunda in our house.
Jimmy-Pshaw, thatas nothing. I heard my
dad say we are going to have a mortgage on
I. Name ten outstanding seniors.
A. Any will dog if you ask 'em, they're
2. What is high school bread?
A. A four year loaf.
3. Where is no manas land?
A. Y. W. C. A.
41. Where can you get a good chicken dinner
for ten cents?
A. At the feed store.
5. How many sides has a circle?
A. Two-inside and outside.
6. Who made the first nitride in this
A. Paul Revere.
7. What is the best way to avoid falling hair?
A. Jump aside.
8. Who has witnessed more changes in
Ferndale High than anybody else?
A. Margaret Fleming, scene shifter.
9. What is a metaphor?
A. To put cows in.
10. What town in the United States has done
the most towards promoting peace?
Whatls grass-Whiskers on the earth.
COMPOSITION ON A PIG
I must tell you what I know about a pig. A
pig has got four legsg a leg on each cornerg two
legs in front and two behind. I I suppose any
fool knows that.j Pig,s feet are good to eat, but
not until the pig's done using them. I like Iem. I
like ,em pickled. A pig has got a tailg he some-
times wears it on one side and sometimes on
the other. I don't know what the style is nowg
pig sty-le I guess. It's fun to cut a pig's tail off,
but itas wicked. A pig is just as big as a sheepg
that is, if the sheep isn't too big for the pig. A
sheep gambolsg pigs don't gambol. Pigs wash
themselves in mud. The more mud a pig gets
the cleaner he thinks he is. I had a pet pig
onceg he's dead now. I liked that pig. Wfe were
just like two brothers. He was just like mv
brother Bill-had his nose stuck in every-
body,s business. Themis the only two pigs I'm
personally acquainted with. That's all I know
A man left his umbrella in a hat-rack of a
hotel. Fearing it would be stolen. he left the
following card: "The man who owns this um-
brella strikes a two-hundred-and-fifty pound
blow and will be back in fifteen minutes." A
tramp took it and left the following card: "The
man who has got the umbrella walks ten miles
an hour, strikes a three--hundred pound blow.
and won,t be back at all."
A man who does business on a large scale:
-A coal dealer.
Can a lover be called a suitor when he
doesn't suit her?
Teacher-Johnny. give the principal parts of
the verb 'cswinif'
Charlie-Swim. swam. swuin.
Teacher-Good! New give the principal
parts of the verb "dim,"
Charlie-Teacher. l'd rather not.
The SENIOR CLASS of 1030 extend
their most sincere thanks to the advertisers
who so 14'1'l1il1g'1y cooperated in publishing'
and nzalring' this ANYYIPIL a great success.
JOHNSTOWN OFFICE SUPPLY CO.
HEVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICE"
414-416 LOCUST STREET
IOHNSTOWN, PA. DIAL 851801
DIAL 63-371 114 MARKET STREET
MARKET AT LINCOLN ST.
GREENHOLISES IN WESTMONT
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Cambria-Rowe Business College
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CLASS RINGS AND PINS
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fb of Ferndale High School
1101 MILTON STREET
FERN DALE DAIRY STORE
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GOOD COOKING Calls
for GOOD MILK
Here Is What the Cooking Expert Says-
"Y1ou'll make every dish more tasty, more wholesome, more nourishing and
more economical by making it with FRESH MILK. Make up your mind now
to use more fresh milk in your baldng and be sure it's MILLER'S,"
GIVE THE CHILDREN MILLER'S MILK
WITH EVERY MEAL 1
Your children need all the energy and vitality they can get . . . and they get
plenty from wholesome MILLER'S MILK! This fine healthful product is
tested for purity, so make it a habit to have our route men leave a quart or
two at your door each day.
STOP IN MILLER'S NEW DAIRY STORE
Somerset Street at Franklin Street Bridge
TRY A DELICIOIIS MILLER MILK SHAKE
SOMERSET PIKE AT BENSCREEK-DIAL F37fO51
STORE AT 401 FRANKLIN STREET
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THE SCHOOL SUPPLY HOUSE
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MANUFACTURERS OF "MODERN" SCHOOL PAPERS
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Sf Qperation on rails avoids many of the hazards to
E which vehicles Weaving in and out of traffic are
RQ subjected. Street cars are safe and comfortable
2 in all kinds of Weather. There is no skidding on
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GOOD CLOTHES - GOOD HATS
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As you turn the last page of this book, the Reflector Staff wishes to thank all
those who have helped in producing the 1939 Annual. ln particular, we wish to
express our utmost appreciation to:
Paul Kunkle who supervised the making of the year book.
George Townsend for his assistance as busines adviser.
Margaret Fleming for the arrangement of the art designs and esthetic
Grant Custer for his assistance in securing the feature photographs. and for his
generous donation of the use of his equipment.
Louis E. Wise of the Jahn and Ollier Engraving Company for advice and as-
sistance in page layouts.
Leslie Weigel of the Weigel S1 Barber Printing Company for his continuous
cooperation and assistance in selecting the cover and in printing the Annual.
Frank Keller for his cooperation and assistance in raising the necessary finance.
The typists who faithfully and continuously gave their time and seryices in
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