Ferndale High School - Reflector Yearbook (Johnstown, PA)
- Class of 1947
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Text from Pages 1 - 88 of the 1947 volume:
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Ferndale High Sellnnl, Ferndale
Bnrnnqh, Jnhnslnwn, Pennsylvania
Once again we have the privilege of
presenting to the students a thorough yet
simple account of student life and school
activities. In this issue of the Ferndale
Reflector is depicted a complete and con-
cise record of the year 1943-44. Desiring
to portray school life in the spirit of the
present time and realizing that, even while
we endeavor to perform our duties in a
great national emergency, the purpose of
our education is to prepare us for life after
the war, we have chosen as our theme
"Education for Peacef' It is our modest
hope that wherever and whenever you look
at this book you will find in it the full
flavor of happy and active days spent at
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To the students and teachers of Ferndale
High School now defending and serving their
country with the same loyal spirit with which
they once served their school, we dedicate this
book. They have calmly laid aside their own
desires and ambitions to protect the freedoms
and personal liberties which are the bases of
all democracy. To them, the symbol of the
indomitable American spirit, we make a hum-
ble salute in which all those who read the
pages that follow will join us.
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FREDERICK L. SHARPE
With the untimely passing of Mr. Frederick L. Sharpe,
Ferndale Schools lost an active and faithful member of the
Board ot Education. Pupils, teachers, and fellow board mem-
bers knew him as one who desired always the best for our
educational system. Multiplied evidences of his whole-hearted
interest in their personal and individual success endeared
him to the student body. Remembering him, they cannot help
but be inspired by his faithfulness to his civic responsibilities,
his loyalty to his church, and his devotion to his home and
family. His death is our great loss.
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HERBERT W. ENGLISH
During the past term the Ferndale schools have sullered
an inestimable loss. The death of Mr. Herbert English on
November l5, 1943, ended a long and memorable career of
teaching. The sterling quality of his character is Written in-
delibly in the hearts of his students. His greetings to everyone
were always warm and wholesome. Through his sincerity,
humor, and unfailing determination, he helped to develop the
skill and ability of every pupil with whom he had contact.
Both students and teachers ot Ferndale High School deeply
mourn the passing of this outstanding friend and adviser.
Attended the University ot Pittsburgh . . . secured
B. S. and M. A. degrees . . . member of Phi Delta
Kappa. Mr. Keller, as supervising principal, has intro-
duced many new plans and interesting projects. A
firm protector of school property and a strong advo-
cate of a friendly school spirit, he has brought Fern-
dale much recognition through his ability and fore-
sight. Always concerned With student problems, he
is ever ready to give understanding counsel and
ORIN C. NAUGLR HARRY B. SCHROCK WILSON S. GnIsLI1R HARRY C. MILLER WILLIAM G. ASHMAN
Vive President SP4'1'6'fK11'Y Preszdent Treasurer Member
BUAHIJ UF EIIUEZXTIU
The men pictured here determine the policies of our school. Not only are they
responsible for solving school problems, but they must also see that each pupil
receives the proper education so that We of the future generation will be prepared
to meet the challenge of securing and keeping a lasting World peace.
These civic-minded men are alert to the fact that the pupils of today are the
citizens of the future. It is their desire and determination to educate us so that
We will be able to carry on the duties that will be set before us. To see that We
obtain this education, the board holds regular monthly meetings. At these meetings
they elect teachers, buy text books, and perform other tasks essential to the opera-
tion of the school.
To these leaders, who have been so helpful and considerate in starting us
toward our goal of obtaining happiness and future security, we give our genuine
and sincere thanks.
THEY lVIUI.lJ THE FUUNBATIU if -k
MARY SPANGLER . . . attended
Calitornia State Teachers College,
Pennsylvania State College, Un.-
versity of Pittsburgh, and University
oi West Virginia . . . teaches
English, history, and geography.
BYRON KUHS . . . received A. Ii.
degree from Gettysburg College,
M. Ed. from Pennsylvania State
College, and attended University
of Pittsburgh . . . teacher of Eng-
lish and civics . . . director of
senior play . . . adviser of Hi-'t'
IESSIE HILL . . . has A. B. degree
. . . attended Albright College and
University of Pittsburgh . . . in-
structor in English and problems
GRACE HETRICK . . . attended Al-
bright College, New York Univer-
sity, and Columbia University . . .
has A.B. degree . . . teaches Eng-
lish and Spanish . , . adviser ct
RUTH HETRICK . . . attended Al-
bright College, Pennsylvania State
College, Columbia University, and
Bucknell University . . . has A.E.
degree . . . teaches Latin, Ameri-
can history, health, and physical
BRUCE FISHER . . . received B.S.
degree . . . attended Iuniata Col-
lege, University ot Pennsylvania,
and University ot Pittsburgh . . .
teaches physical education, health
and biology . . . coach . . . ad-
viser of "F" Club.
degree from Iuniata College . . .
teaches ancient history and plane
RY WILLIAM SCOTT . . . obtained B.S.
geometry . . . assistant coach.
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ETHEL BOSLEY . . . obtained A.B,
degree Irom University ot Pitts-
burgh, did graduate work at Duke
University . . . teaches mathema-
tics 7 and 8, algebra I and II,
solid geometry, and trigonometry
. . . adviser ot Rellector and senior
SARA LOUISE MARKLE . . . attend-
ed University of Pittsburgh, where
she received A. B. and Master ol
Letters degrees . . . librarian . . .
LOULA BLOUGH I . . attended In-
diana State Teachers College and
University ot Pittsburgh . . . re-
ceived B. S. degree . . . teaches
music and is director of band, or-
chestra, glee club . . . sponsors
annual spring' concert. -
moms WILSON . . . iijfffx
degree from Iuniata ege . . .'
home economics teac er -I '
viser of Girl Reserves.
FLORENCE HORNICK . . . attended
Indiana State Teachers College
and Pennsylvania State College
. . . has B. S. degree . . . teaches
art and spelling . , . adviser of
GRANT CUSTER . . . attended Cali-
tornia State Teachers College,
where he received B. S. degree . . .
teaches chemistry, physics, biology,
and pre-flight aeronautics , . .
photographer for Reflector.
LAURENCE WOLF . . . obtained B. S.
degree from Buffalo State Teachers
College . . . instructor in mechani-
cal drawing and industrial arts,
GEORGE TOWNSEND , . . possesses
AB. and M. A. degrees . . . at-
tended Susquehanna University
and University of Pittsburgh . . . in-
structs classes in algebra, American
history, and general science.
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HERBERT ENGLISH . . . attended
Millersville and Bowling Green Bus-
iness College and University ol
Pittsburgh . . . obtained B. S. de-
gree . . . instructor in bookkeeping,
typing, and home and job mathe-
KATHRYN LONG . . . received B. S.
degree from Indiana State Teachers
College and M. Ed. degree from
University of Pittsburgh . . .
teaches shorthand and typing . .
adviser of the Press Club.
WILMI-X MOONEY . . . our pleasant
dependable school secretary and
"information please" . . . always
busy answering phone calls, writ-
ing admits, typing, and -oh yes-
Iilling out those report cards.
ELIZABETH MOORE . . . graduate of
Memorial Hospital . . . teaches
home nursing . . . truant otlicer
. . . school nurse . , . our friend
in time ol need.
LUKE SNOWBALL . . . our depend-
able head custodian . . . always
on the job for our comfort . , .
. . . checks thermostats, lights, and
ventilators . . . keeps the school
tires blazing on winter days . . .
supervises his assistants and does
numerous odd jobs.
1 ELIZABETH REESE . . . graduate of
Susquehanna University . . . re-
ceived B. S. degree . . . also at-
tended University of Wisconsin
. . . teaches bookkeeping I and II,
commercial law and geography,
and home cmd job mathematics.
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Row Mr, Keller Mgr., i1.,..lmsn,
The Student Council has added another year of success to
its history. Organized for the purpose of student self-government,
this group serves as a mediator between the administration and
student body, and helps to solve problems within the school.
Regardless of its size or nature, each matter is given thought-
ful study and consideration.
The organization, of which Mr. Keller is adviser, is composed
of two representatives, a boy and a girl, from each home room.
These students take part in the discussion of problems which
come before them from time to timeg if a decision is reached,
they report the matter to their classmates.
Through their efforts many new suggestions and clever ideas
were introduced. To provide recreation for the students, noon
dancing was begun and proved successful. Movies and several
novelty shows were also arranged by the group. Pupils were
urged to participate in assemblies, and in this way new talent
and leadership were discovered.
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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS if
ROBERT ESCH"- every-
one likes our genial,
skillful, alert f?l presi-
dent . . . the topnotch
humorist in chemistry
. . . "Professor Sven-
gali's" ambition, aero-
nautical engineer . . .
left mid-term for Iunior
Pitt . . . seems to prefer
IAMES KTAGJ SIMLER
IAMES CTAGJ SIMLER-
sincere, changeable per-
sonality . . . well liked
by his fellow classmates
. . . airminded-wants to
be a pilot . . . favorite
dish is one with food on
it . . . makes smooth
appearance . . . can
boast athletic prowess.
DOROTHY ZIM M1-:RMAN
-active and likeable . . .
future stenographer . . .
reads away her leisure
hours . . . "Maggie Mae"
likes Iohn Payne and
chili con came but hates
ice cream . . . collects
rings . . . cuts capers on
THE EL SS UF 1944
LOIS ATKINSON - effi-
cient typist . . . noodles,
her special dish . . .
goes to movies when
Tim Holt plays . . .
wants to leave Iohns-
town for a defense job
. . . her mind wanders
to Italy frequently, so
do her letters.
and composed . . . finds
satisfaction in dancing
and singing , . . future
private secretary and
graduate of Cambria
Rowe . . . special inter-
est in chocolate sundaes,
but deluxe special is
certain soldier from Lo-
VIRGINIA BEFIKEBILE -
quiet, obliging, but lots
of fun . . , includes milk
shakes and movies in
her diet . . . that "Navy
man" is uppermost in
her thoughts . , . "Ginny"
had to leave school first
semester because of ill-
ing, pleasant personality
. . . always knows the
"latest" . . . finds blonde
males attractive . . . col-
lege bound . . . future
in social or personnel
work . . . spends sum-
mers at their farm . . .
enjoys horseback riding
. . . speediest typist.
brisk, lively, and talent-
ed . . . sketches portraits
at every opportunity . . .
might become a secre-
tary . . . enjoys ice
cream and dancing . . .
what is this we hear
concerning her interest
in the Air Corps?
ARAWAN1-I CARNEY -
silent, capable, and will-
ing . . . eager to please
others . . . ambition lies
in Cadet Nursing . . .
"Carney" collects stamps
as hobby . . . shows
dexterity as typist . . .
fine worker in the church
at Middle Taylor.
LILLIAN CESLOVNIK -
lively, popular, "Cesy"
wants to see the world
. . . sews-makes own
cute clothes . . . which
will it be: the soldier,
sailor, or marine? . . .
"regular" on honor roll
. . . one of finest cheer-
dial, pleasing, generous
. . . very proud of broth-
ers . . . finds most sat-
isfaction in packing
boxes for Bill . . . also
likes reading, good mo-
vies, and turkey . . .
has distaste for scrub-
bing and cooking.
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ly, pleasant, changeable
personality - finds dark
eyes appealing . . .
active in sports . . .
booked up every Satur-
day night from now till?
. . . rarely seen Without
"Mac" . . . ambition,
member of infantry.
bashful, quiet, a man of
few words . . . 9Ill0YS
sleep, ice cream, and
New Year's Eve . . .
dropped out of school in
October . . . "Doc"
thinks farm Work is
by ever-pleasant smile
and lively manner . . .
"Lums" likes to walk in
rain . . . loafs in spare
time . . . probably Will
attend college - home
economics . . . favorite
dish, spaghetti with meat
balls . . . enjoys ice
half human," he says
. . . merry, mirthful, and
Witty . . . would rather
eat than dance . . . pet
saying, "You tell 'em
cabbage, you got the
head" . . . ambition,
er . . . adores "Stinky,"
his pet rabbit.
ROMA DICKEY - neat-
ness and order are her
virtues . . . favorite pas'
times are reading and
movies . . . good typist,
wants to become secre-
tary . . . appreciates Ios-
eph Cotton and ham-
burgers . . . pet saying,
"Go bat yourself around
dictable, versatile, and
daring , . . future air ca-
det . . . never misses
Fred Waring . . . Lulu-ed
in senior play . . . likes
sports and class officers
. . . when will she learn
to sing? . . . interest in
LOLA MAY ELLIOTT -
sportive and willing . . .
may attend college . . .
likes graham cracker
pie and Alan Ladd in-
tensely . . . pastimes are
sports, reading, and
movies . . . have you
ever heard "LM" giggle?
. . . collects wishbones.
IOSEPHINE FALSONE --
jolly, happy, and lively
. . . she likes to roller
skate fevery Sunday
night at leastl . . . en-
joys "chili" and typing
. . . "Io" wants to travel
everywhere when she
gets out of school.
and ever friendly . . .
do we note a little more
sparkle in these dark
eyes when "he" is near?
. . . active as cheerlead-
er . . . appreciates good
winning personality . . .
good looking, blonde
. . . fast, fearless flash
in football . . . friend to
most females, but has
his own idea of what's
nice . . . passed air ca-
det test last fall . . .
neat dancer . . . adept
ROBERT GEISLER - tall,
lanky, and intelligent
. . . "the" P. D. student
. . . left Ianuary to at-
tend Gettysburg College
. . . Mac supplies classes
with information on gro-
cery stores . . . fine man
on our squad.
TED GILBERT - brisk,
joyous . . . "Gibby" likes
to run gas out of Dad's
car . . . wants to join
Uncle Sam's boys . . .
hates delivering papers
. . . fights with "Maggie
Mae" in spare time . . .
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-"problem chi1d" . . .
hobby-sleeping . . . ma-
rines his destination . . .
next to visiting on Sum-
mit Avenue, eating oys-
ters and French fries are
most enjoyable . . .
"Doc Ferris" . . . smooth
SHIRLEY HENNEY - a
petite blonde, composed,
dainty . . . "Cherry" . . .
keeps her hair to a "T"
. . . likes dancing and
milk shakes . . . has ap-
titude for sewing and
singing . . . daily hiker
capable . . . "Bob" hopes
to sail the seven seas
and have a girl in every
port . . . favorite dishes
are Betty Grable and
spinach . . . P. D. whiz
f???l . . . Sonja Henie
tle, placid, and cordial
. . . finds Ty Power dash-
ing and romantic, but
likes lilled pork chops
almost f?l as well . . .
studies secretarial work
and may attend business
school . . . hobbies-
l'10bbY - "little black radio, reading, and
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EDWARD HOWARD -
tall and straight, hand-
some and silent . . . we
hear he makes good
whatever he tackles . . .
ambition - railroad en-
gineer . . . if in armed
service - paratrooper
. . . dish -- everything
. . . favorite female -
IEAN HUSTER - smil-
ing and collected . .. .
. . . roller skating, swim-
ming, and 'watching en-
ergetic Peggy RYCII1 Ure
her favorite pastimes . . .
taking commercial course
to become secretary . . .
one of first high school
hearted, athletic, de-
pendable, friendly . . .
wears horse-blanket coat
. . . "Romeo" to all the
girls , . . future as pilot
or bombardier . . . could
"lessen do without that
Hupmobile and certain
BETTE IOHNS-an indi-
this little blackhaired
beauty transferred from
Philipsburg . . . wants
to teach physical ed . . .
local swooner for croon-
er Sinatra . . . adores
Gene Kelly and Wrest-
mild, and tolerant . . .
"Doc" wants to be a
mechanic . . . he has
shown his knowledge in
this line to the pre-flight
class by perfect recita-
tion on aircraft engine
IOANNE KELLY -good-
natured, neat, and de-
termined . . . infectious
smile . . . was consist-
ent honor student . . .
blushes at ease, espe-
cially when those cute
but embarrassing acci-
dents occur . . . "Butch"
IACK KIMMEL-a pleas-
ant, proficient, but prob-
lematical pupil . . . "Ga-
briel" of "Duke Andrews
and his Orchestra" . . .
ambition to be a bum
t?l or a musician . . .
always present where
Club Diner hamburgers
or Olivia De Haviland
precise, neat, nice . , .
very much like Helen
. . . shorthand is her fa-
vorite subject . . , very
good seamstress, makes
lovely clothes . . . Hum-
phrey Bogart's acting
pleases her . . . ham-
burgers with onions is
able, efficient, commer-
cially inclined . . . thinks
she needs a good vaca-
tion after school is out
. . . dancing and movies
are favorite pastimes . . .
another Alan Ladd fan
. . . hates soup,
EVELYN KLAHRE -- do-
mure, sweet, till you
know her, then lively
and fun-loving too . . .
likes piano but doesn't
care for practicing . . .
will go to Iunior Pitt to
study for laboratory
technician . , . "writes"
. . . interested in pho-
ed, friendly , . . "lim"
fascinates classmates and
others with delightful ar-
rangements on the pi-
ano . . . takes to "T-
bones" but dislikes cas-
tor oil . . . has fine time
in his maroon Ford . . .
in "Duke Andrews" also.
vial, practical "Betty"
, . . honor roll artist . . .
has trouble keeping
awake in school . . .
speeds around on motor-
bicycle . . . has fun be-
ing waitress at Bards
. . . favorite food, toast-
ed cheese sandwiches
. . , dislikes oysters.
ELINOR MCCONNELL -
impetuous, agile, viva-
cious . . . "El's" hobby
is driving "Tapioca" . . .
favorite pastime, enter-
taining our left half-
back . . . intensely dis-
"hep to the jive" . . . ex-
pects to attend college
. . . one of three-year
RUTH MANGUS --- frank,
sincere, one of our
brightest classmates . . .
shy, but warms up
quickly . . . perfect ste-
nog . . . wants to be a
successful business Wom-
an . . . thinks spaghetti
suppers are "super,"
MARIAN MIXRKEL -- at-
tractive, impulsive, and
gay . . . interested in
new swing steps . . .
one of few who like
own name . . . also likes
Bar B-Q's, prefers Rip-
ples . . . an all-around
sports fan . . , probable
future with WAVES.
MARY METZGAR- ready,
willing, and able . . .
studious . . . enthusias-
tic 4-H'er . . . left mid-
term for Penn State . . .
studying agriculture and
home economics . . .
plays piano . . . favorite
pastime is driving trac-
tor . . . Canadian friends
hold much interest.
CATHERINE MOONE -
agreeable, quiet, always
has a smile . . . 'lKay"
thinks steak with mush-
rooms and dancing are
"swell," but that Air
Corps interest in Hawaii
tops the list by tar . . .
in movies its Glenn
ly, jocose, and happy-
go-lucky . . . one gallant
trips over benches for
this young damsel . . .
one of our outstanding
musicians . . . future in
specialized nursing . . .
ivory complexion and
curly black hair.
DONALD PETZ - our
red - headed, typical
American boy . . . hopes
to become a flying ca-
det tMr. Custer says,
"lt he works"l . . . ia-
vorite dish is blondes,
especially that West-
mont cheerleader . . .
member ot the "Shower
ing personality, regular
tellow . . . "Piny" was
on "All Star" team as
leit guard . . . we won-
der it Lucille had any-
thing to do with chang-
ing his theories on stags
in that English talk.
ESTHER RHODES - etti-
cient, friendly, and pru-
dent . . . likes music,
plays piano, sings . , .
future beauty culturist
. . , when "Babe" comes
home, "Essie" lives on
top of the world . . .
tinds fun at "Young
People's" in church.
LEONA RHODES - com-
posed and undisturbed
attitude . . . wants to
become a nurse . . .
"Nonie" is always
around when scalloped
potatoes are served . . .
likes to cook . . . sings
in girl's church chorus
. . . interest in army
ficient, pertinent . . .
"Fudgie" is interested in
cadet nursing, candied
sweet potatoes, and
people, especially that
certain someone in the
air corps . . . tine par-
ticipant in sports and
horseback riding . . .
pastimes, church work
ways wisecracking, en-
tertains everyone around
. . . "Cookie" resolved
to join Navy alter seeing
Betty Hutton in "The
Fleet's ln" . . , outstand-
ing in basketball . . .
the "Reverend" thinks
WAVES the best branch
doesn't know where she's
going most of time,
but gets there . . . loves
to laugh, dance, cmd
date . . . ice cream and
Walter Pidgeon are fa-
vorite dishes . . . wants
to be a cadet nurse . . .
writes seventy-two let-
ters per month.
non-talkative . . . neat-
ness and order are her
virtues . . . may attend
Cambria Rowe . . . Rod-
dy McDoWelI, pies, and
two canary birds are fa-
vorites, but getting up in
the morning is awful in
dial and jovial . . . here's
another cadet nurse . . .
finds fried ham, Hum-
phrey Bogart, and Tom-
mie Dorsey's swing mu-
sic just too, too divine
. . . hates concert mu-
sic . . . that purple
sweater is nice!
fully dear, docile, and
droll . . . finally going
on five feet . . . faith-
ful football follower . . .
"Lo" loves to fill her
scrapbook with anything
she finds interesting . . .
feasting on French fries
IACK SCHUSTER - ta-
lented, capable and
composed . . . Satch's
ambition, structural engi-
neering . . . concen-
trates on lovely fresh-
man . . , whizzes around
in blue Ford . . . inter-
ested in sports . . . pine-
apple, Alice Faye, and
Iohn Garfield are ta-
fers to sit and listen . . .
favorite food is hot dogs
. . . another ardent fan
of Alan Ladd . . . "Dotty"
hates to get up in the
morning . . . her hobby
is writing to a "leather-
MARY LOU SHAFFER-
jovial, likeable, willing
. . . "Lou" works at
"Cookie lar" on Satur-
days . . , before ration-
ing, steaks her favorite
meal . . . no special am-
bition, but wants to earn
some money . . . finds
Ronald Reagan fascinat-
ELIZABETH A. SHARPE
-unsettled and lively
. . . has much musical
ability . . . sings, plays
piano, glockenspiel, vio-
lin, and records . . .
one of those cute "nuts"
. . . always around
when pancakes are
ly becoming, gentle,
pleasant, and agreeable
. . . male friends are
plentiful, but it is be-
lieved that she has de-
cided who is first on her
list . . . likes good mu-
sic and roast chicken.
GEORGE SWICK -- slow
but dependable . . . fa-
vorite school activity is
lunch . . . 'lYutz" pushes
black Ford around . . .
wants to join Navy . . .
favorite dish, "big one"
. . . where you see
Swick you see Roberts
also . . . hefty gridiron
-gratifying, friendly , . .
plans for future are col-
lege and teaching ele-
mentary work . . . hopes
to travel . . , unusual
dish, fried frog legs , . .
careful not to spill acid
because it makes holes
. . . drives Chrysler.
NANCY TODHUNTER -
posed and capable . . .
"Toddy" expects to at-
tend Allegheny College
and major in languages
. . . appreciates music
. . . sings . . . stuffed
pork chops and actress
Bette Davis are her fa-
HELEN VERHOVSEK -
willing to help others
. . . wants to be a gov-
ernment girl in Wash-
ington . . . has passion
for hot pork sandwiches
and swing music . . .
"hobby" is counting
loving . . . she aims to
please . . . listening to
radio takes up leisure
hours . . . Donald Duck's
chatter fascinates her
"Wink" has appetite for
sauerkraut and weiners
. . . intends to be P. T.
tle, but oh, so sweet!
. . . domestic type . . .
"Beatty" hates public
speaking . . . evenings
reserved for the one and
only . . . lively, peppy,
full of fun . . . craves
good jokes and dancing
talented artist deluxe
. . . works on this line
for all school activities
. . . ambition is to be
a commercial artist . . .
hobby, photography . . .
likes French fries . . .
"Ellsie" Wishes Betty
Grable lived in Iohns-
f 5""' 4
1"RANifLIN Mlsmra STEVE ADAMS
FIRST ROW Ileft to rightl: Fred Miller, Everett
Michaels, Ierry Helder, Pccul Shurbcxugh. SECOND
ROW: Iohn Homolci, Iohn Shutter, Richard Hem-
minger. THIRD ROW: Ioseph Soho, Mcxrlin Croyle,
Peter Drosjcrck. FOURTH ROW: Iohn Muchesko,
Arnold Benford, Iohn Ncrhtigul, William Lint,
Missinq from picture: Iohn Soho.
eta zlmywmwtatawh'-irilznftivt' 2' 'Sf
FIRST ROW tlrft tn riglttl' Xvnr
ren, Stahl. llaire. VVicl4nit'lx, Parle
vechio, Rankin, Orris.
SECOND ROW: Mr. Townsend
Pollock, Hamer, Rigo, Tahek, lln
fecker, Zahoran. lohnstnn, Miss Long
THIRD ROW: Sharhaugh, Mlinar
chik, Nlayer, Saly, Michalides, Felton
FOURTH ROW: Eichler, Brown
Ripple, Moors, Livingston, Hill
FIFTH ROW- Kesslak. Koreltz. Ko
koruda, Maystrovnlt, Grvxn, U
SIXTH ROW: Cnughennur, Pclulvv
Sherhine, Marinr, Grrning. Kvim
SEVENTH ROVV: Lrhnian. Snsrersic
Hunt, While. Lees. l.aBrie. Stutzman
EIGHTH ROVV: liatnnler. Hamilton
Svrnell, Koehler, Doran, Palay. King
NINTH ROVV: Helsel, Saintz, VV1ng
ard, Knyat, 'l'mnuskn, Virus.
TENTH ROW: Shnll:, Pritts. Za
kuciya, Blasko, Cushman, Piclmrnll
ELEVENFIIH ROW: Hopkins, Koontz
Vtfoodward, Konchan. Stlinevk, tfalule
'l'WEl.l7'l'll ROVV' Nine, Waller
Wnlks'l', llinslman, llernrninger,
I THRU III H THE .IUNIIJH5
This year the class of '45 took their
places as the "sophisticated" juniors
. . . were heard cheering lustily at
all games . . . and were present at
all school activities. The boys advanced
to important positions on the football
and basketball teams, While the girls
struggled at interclass sports. Worthy
material was contributed by the
juniors to the band and orchestra as
well as to Girl Reserves and Hi-Y.
They really went "over the top" with
their magazine sales . . . broke all
records . . . then planned furiously
for the prom. Class rings were some-
thing special, and how they did flash
them around. Although they had a hec-
tic time tackling physics, shorthand.
and other trying subjects, they kept
the honor roll well supplied. Now,
after struggling through an exciting
junior year, they are looking forward
to taking their places as seniors.
if OFFICERS ir
Vice P1'9Sid9IIf--ROBERT Hiims
Sew -Trans,-Mtcnnm. Pzmrrivrcmo
t OFFICERS ir
Vice President-EDWARD MISH
FIRST ROW fin-Il to rightl: Rosrn
lmerger, VVi'imer, Slaxik, Smith, Say
lor, Hamer, Shikalla.
SECOND ROW: Vs-rliovsel., Iiodos
Weaver, Price, Saly, Crislip. Baker
THIRD ROW- Dalia Je Virus, Davis,
. 5 .
Hody, H9-alop, Thomas,
FOURTH ROW: Walters, Brucv.
Grexa. Chrrney, Bram, Polippn
FIFTH ROW: Swarny, Mitchell
Mack, Wirknick, Moore, llomola
SIXTH ROW: Martin, Sanl-ter, llom-
yak, Ilouseholder, Iarrelt, Holko,
SEVENTH ROW: Wolford, Nine,
Raymond, llornr. Iarohs, Snyder.
IZIGHTII ROW: Maldet, Otto, Da-
vis, l.f-vergood, Cameron, llarrisnn,
NINTII RONV' 'l't'Pter. I,arnPIw.
Melia. Sutlonirk, Bard, Mirhaels.
FIRST ROW: Schuster, Layton,
Buck, Blough, H. Boerstlrr. Plantan,
SECOND ROW: Mr. English, Fisher,
Churchey. Bremer, Zahoran. F.
Clawson, Wehn, Miller, Mr. Kuhs,
THIRD ROW: Kodrowsky, Orris
Rager, Gawlas, Walkoski. R. Boerf
FOURTH ROW: H. Clawson, Wit-
prachtiger, Obert, Bonner, Dnhinsky
FIFTH ROW: llouser, Ashman
Yesh, Butler, Wallvo, Rose.
SIXTH ROW: I.eb:Plter, Krieger,
Kesslak, Mish, Lees. LaBrie,
SEVENIIIII RCJWI Cieszynslci, Stnlufr,
Dezelon, Ream, Kimmel, Cfvrlcel.
IiIGH'l'II ROW: Keenan, MaurPr,
hlztrcinlxo, Berlelmile, Rolucils, Tressler.
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Illllll SIIPHU UHE5
The shy, frightened, inexperienced
"greenies" of last year have completely for-
gotten they Were labeled as such . . . as
sophomores, they now look down on this
year's "freshies." After getting acquainted
in their freshman year, they were ready to
start this year with a "bang," They ac-
cepted their school Work as whole-heart-
edly as their extracurricular activities-tak-
ing part in all sports, majorettes, Courier,
Reflector, Student Council, and assembly
programs. Many things were accomplished
under the leadership of their capable class
officers and sponsors. The school expects
to hear much more from this enthusiastic
group in the next two years.
IJBSEHVINE -A' -k
Bringing new vigor and enthusiasm into the school.
this year's freshmen class was different. Not the bash-
ful, timid newcomers of former years, but rather a
lively, interested group eager to enter into all activi-
ties. Many of the girls became majorettes, Girl Re-
serves, glee clubers, and local sports fans. The boys
if OFFICERS if
Vice President-HENRY REINDFLEISH
likewise accepted opportunities to take part in football, basketball, and wrestling. An
unusually large number of freshmen achieved places on the honor roll throughout the
year. Much musical ability was displayed by their participation in both band and ora
chestra, and a very definite interest was shown in "jitterbugging."
l'7RESllMAN GIRLS-l7lRST ROW tlvft to rightl: Knkenherger. Bantlrowsliy, Witllilyer, Rlnrlli, Dylan, Congllenonr, O. Rhodes
SECOND ROW: Miss Wilson, Minler, Monrs, Orner, Maystrovirh, Kolar. Gastley, Strozar, Koehler. 'l'HlRD ROW: Busliwatlt
Frarikosky, Walkti, Barron. Placliy, Shaffer, Fletcher. FOURTH ROW: Walsli, Parker, Larnela, Shnll. Hopkins, Cushman
lilF'l'li ROW: McHugh, Pupovivili, Pecscnye, Mnrdorlc, Bee, Frnmhnfh, Pollock, SIXTH ROW: Sober, Grantham. Simler. Boring
Schweitzer, Kokornda. SEVENTH ROW: Bockel, Speck, Henderson, Oyler, Kantner, Mclntyrc. EIGHTH ROW: Carlmark, Brasher
Kist, Ashman. S, Miller, Zexna.
FRESHMAN BOYSMIIIRST ROW: Gaspar, Chrislrtcr, Stine, llassenplug, lames, Gnwlas. Wright. SECOND ROW: Nlrs. Nlarlale
Witprat'htiger, Brencllinger, Annian, Larson, Levergood, Yr-arts, Uktnar, Miss llornick. THIRD ROW: Mnfflcy, Satko. Runintel, Rtek
Shook, Brandon. l:OUR'l'lf ROW: Mnrl-wi, Lishka, Rees, Stephenson, llnnt. Repp, Garland. Fll7'l'll ROW: Mlmarrliils, lietzer
Knepper, Slagle, Pfeil. Ripple. SIXTH ROW: Riga, Beltz, Balng, Carney, lollnson, lllsher. SEVENTH ROW: lnlinston, Mislt
Levenlry, D. Miller, Berg, Cable, lilGl'l'l'H ROW: Rucosky, Martin, Barnhart, Frietlline, Moose. Snyder. NINTH RUXV: Kelil
R. Poehner, D, Pnehner, Peters. Nanglc, Stntzman, TENTH ROW: Zeiler, Baunlhaugh, Gelilnian, Reindfleish, F. Miller, Conslnlwlt'
ELEVENTH ROW: Knzmn, Hartnett.
SEVENTH GRADE-FIRST ROW tleft to righll: Altemus, Boersllvr, Price, Polippo, Dallape, Yealts, Reap, Allison, Sides, Markel,
SECOND ROW: Bracken, Schultz, E. Davis, Long. Brant, Crislip. ll. Davis, Fisher, Wagoner, Freidline. THIRD ROW: Sober,
War'ing, Koontz. McNally. Enlcle, Goldberg, Bnninlmnglt, M.:n'l-4, Beck, Miss lletrifla.
ElGllTll GRADE-FIRST ROW lleft to rightl: Massimo, R. lohns, I. Iohns, Doran, Orris, llislop, Odili, Hamer, Buterbaugh, Bee,
Schweitzer, Yeatts. SECOND ROW: Kennedy, Rilrhey. Cousins, Horne, Grviner, P. Iohns, Nlansfield, Reynolds, Peterson,
Brown. llill, Robson, Allison. TIIIRD ROW: Mr. Scott, Bowers, Humphreys, Mack, Easton, Mostoller, Walker, Sedei, Miss
Spangler, Monne, Sivi, Fluck, Rose, Frzimharh. Calderwnoil, llarhaugh.
if i ll H PHD ISINE UNDEHEL1-XSSMEN
Although the seventh grade had a rather small class, they had no trouble in
making their presence known. After getting acquainted with the halls and classrooms
of their new building, they became really quite prominent in school social functions
. . . games, dances, assemblies, and other school activities. Besides adding home
economics and shop to their regular studies, a few also added a special 3:30 to
4:30 session. Exhibiting great possibilities sOCiCIlly and as scholars, they show pros-
pects for future school years.
Last year-'S "youngsters" grqduqlly Settled dOWl'1 to beCOII19 CI Sncippy, wide
awake group. Learning to saunter leisurely instead of "tearing" to the next class was
quite a problem for them, but it was solved. Although they weren't as yet permitted to
take part in all activities, they loyally supported the team with their hearty cheering.
Some of them have already become "jitterbugs." They are looking forward to next
year's promising programs, even though they will be merely "freshies."
THE SQUAD--FIRST ROW lleft to rightl: Iames, P. Clawson, Simler, Swick, I. Schuster, Pinelli, Ripple, Mr. Lngisinger. SECOND
' ' ' ' ' 'lc ' . C . : Chu Z uslu
ROW. Mr. Fisher, Petz, Hemmmger, Frambach, Geisler, Halre, Cable, Wlc nick. Mr S ott THIRD ROW lt , C nan,
Hindman. Tressler, Nine, Rose. Parlevechio. FOURTH ROW: Walko, C. Roberts, Constable. Hartnett, Keenan, Marcinko, Blaschak.
Ream. FIFTH ROW: Rucosky, Gehlman, Nauqle. Fisher, Repp, F. Clawson, Yesh. SIXTH ROW: R. Boerstler, Hill, Wehn.
Houser, Miller, Yeatts, Martin. SEVENTH ROW: Iohnstnn, Iohnson, Berg, Carney. EIGHTH ROW: Markel, Blunglx, R. Srhuster,
Lebzelter, Buck, Hamer, Buterbaugh. Wright.
DEFE DEH5 UF THE BL Eli lllllll BULB
FERNDALE BUMPS RICHDAND
SEPTEMBER 10-Putting on ct scintillating
display of power and speed which had Rich-
land Township running around in circles
most of the time, the Yellow Iackets opened
their grid campaign with a resounding bang
by scoring a 21-U triumph at the Point
Details of the game can best be told in a
few figures, which give the Stingers credit
for 289 yards gained from scrimmage against
73 for Richland, while the first downs read
18-6 in favor of the winners.
Backed on their heels when the Iackets
scored in each of the first three quarters, the
Townshippers showed their only signs of life
early in the final frame, when the game was
already beyond redemption. Their attack
was shackled by an alert Ferndale defense.
Halfback Frambach and Fullback Ripple ac-
counted for most of their team's yardage.
EBENSBURG PULLS SURPRISE
SEPTEMBER 17-Ebensburg High School's
underrated Red Devils pulled a major sur-
prise when they knocked off Fernda1e's vet-
eran outfit, 18-6, on the Ebensburg field.
Long runs accounted for two of the
Countyseaters' touchdowns and a 56-yard
march produced the third, while the Yellow
Iackets were limited to a single touchdown
late in the game.
Running up a 14-11 margin in first
downs, the Red Devils piled up 323 yards
against 234 for the Stingers, whose passes
and razzle-dazzle were broken up by the
fast-charging Ebensburg line.
It was only after the Counter by their
foe that the Stingers were able to get going.
Two laterals yielded a first down, and two
runs by Frambach brought the ball to the
six-yard line, from where Ripple went over.
JACKETS DEFEAT INDIANS
SEPTEMBER 24-Striking back with
a resounding bang after seeing their
first-period lead wiped out, Fern-
dale High counted twice in the sec-
ond half to batter Conemaugh Town-
ship into defeat, 19-7, at the Point
The Stringers started out by car-
rying the opening kickoff 83 yards
on just eleven plays, but the Indians
forged ahead in the third session on
an 80 yard march and successful
conversion. Coach Fisher's boys
were quickly back in the van, need-
ing only three plays to scoreg then
they followed up with a cake-icing touch-
down in the final session on a 47-yard ad-
PUNXSUTAWNEY BOWS TO F. H. S.
SEPTEMBER 30-Cashing in on the scor-
ing opportunity which came their Way in
the final frame, the Yellow Iackets rammed
over the game-winning touchdown to trip
an inexperienced but stubborn Punxsu-
tawney combination, l2-7, at the Point
Ferndale outplayed the visitors as the
10-4 margin in first downs indicates, and
took the lead by scoring in the second quar-
ter. Aside from their lone touchdown jour-
ney in the third stanza, the Iefferson County
lads were never able to pass the rnid-
lfflf. MANAGERS-tlcfl lo rightl' Markcl, Wright, Bunk. Buterbaugh
PORTAGE TGPS STINGERS
OCTOBER 8-Portage High School's foot-
ball team pinned a 12-7 setback on the Yel-
low Iackets in a close. hard-fought engage-
ment on the Portage field.
After a scoreless first half, Portage tallied
a touchdown in the third period and another
in the fourth session before Coach Fisher's
proteges rallied for seven points near the
end of the game. Portage held an ll-8 edge
in first downs.
The rivals were virtually even in the
first half. Ferndale scored in the last few
minutes of the game when Ripple passed
from his own forty to Clawson on the ten.
On the next play Frambach passed to Claw-
son in the end zone for the score.
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if First Line of Defense ff
FERNDALE WINS THRILLER
OCTOBER l5-Ferndale High staged a
brilliant game to shackle the previously un-
defeated DuBois High machine on their
home field by a surprisingly big 13-7
Trailing by a 7-6 score at half-time, the
Iackets came surging back to score twice in
each of the last two frames and turn what
once was a close game into a landslide.
Ronald Nine made the most spectacular
play ot the evening when he took the sec-
ond half kickoff on his own goal line and
tore straight up the field for 89 yards.
Ripple accounted for three touchdowns,
while Geisler and Frambach each crossed
the line once.
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CONEMAUGH MAKES CONQUEST
OCTOBER 21-Conemaugh High's Iron
Horses lived up to their name with a 25-7
conquest of Ferndale High at the Point Sta-
dium to break the long jinx held over them
by the Iackets.
The Conemaugh boys made 245 net
yards by rushing and picked up 84 more by
completing two passes. They collected ll
first downs. Ferndale also covered plenty
of ground, gaining 131 yards by rushing
and another 122 by completing nine of Z1
passes. Aside from their third period touch-
down, the Stingers were stopped cold once
in scoring position.
Hemminger recovered a fumble to pave
the way for his team's score, which was
carried over by Ripple.
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'A' Caught in the Act if
SOUTH FORK GETS DUNKING
OCTOBER 28-The Yellow Iackets got a
final tuneup for the Westmont battle in
actual combat maneuvers by dunking South
Fork in the Point Stadium mud, 26-U.
Despite the heavy goo, the Stingers man-
aged to toss the ball around a little, but in
the main relied on straight football to score
twice in the second stanza and once each
in the last two.
Aside from the first few minutes of play,
the South Fork Falcons were never in the
game offensively. But the visitors spent a
busy evening defensively chasing the Iac-
kets all over the premises, as Coach Fisher's
lads scored on drives of 81, 89, 62, and 36
yards to rack up their fifth triumph.
'ff With a Twist of the Wrist 'A'
i' The Voice of Authority 'A'
WESTMONT SWATS STINGERS
NOVEMBER 4-With fire in their eyes,
Westmont's high-geared Hilltoppers swatted
the Yellow Iackets, 13-7, at the Point Sta-
dium in their twentieth annual battle.
Going into the fray with the incentive of
breaking the eight-year jinx hanging over
their heads, the Red and Gray combination
had to wait until late in the third quarter
to get its offensive going.
Scoring twice in the beginning of the
final stanza, Westmont held the count to
13-U until the final minute to play. Then
Frarnbach tossed a perfect strike to Nine,
who made the catch on his own 45, cleverly
outwitted two defenders, and romped down
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LEHT lVII DS f ir STHUNE MUSIILES -k -k
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IACKETS MEET DEFEAT
NOVEMBER ll-In a wide open
game played at Lewistown, Fern-
dale's Yellow Iackets were defeat-
ed, Z6-l3. The winners made lti
first downs and the visitors l3.
The locals scored twin touch--
downs in the first and thircl
frames, while the invaders count-r
ed single six-pointers in the two
Geisler carried the ball over irt
the second quarter, and Nine-
grabbed a pass for the extrc:
point. Frambach chalked up the
Iackets' other touchdown when
he went across in the last quarter
after a sustained march.
BARNESBORO NIPS FERNDALE
NOVEMBER 19-In a listless
game played in the Barnesborc-
Stadium, the locals set back Fern-
dale, 7-U. Lack of action can be
blamed on the field, which was
all mud and prevented either
team from getting any lasting of-N
fensive under way.
Considering the condition of
the ball and the evident eager-
ness of both tearns, there were
surprisingly few penalties. Bar-
nesboro had a 7-5 edge in first
downs, with most of them coming
in the last few minutes when the
Red Dragons pushed over the
lone tally of the game.
21 Richland 0
6 Ebensburg 18
19 Conemaugh Twp. 7
12 Punxsutcxwney 7
7 Portage 12
31 DuBois 7
7 Conemciugh 25
26 South Fork 0
7 Westmont 13
13 Lewistown 26
O Bcxrnesboro 7
i' Aces In Action i'
if -k HIGH IDEAL5 if if THHUUEH SPUHTS
if To the Victors Belong the Spoils i'
THHIII EH THE SE SUN -A' f
The Yellow Iackets opened their basket-
ball season by dropping a one-sided 34-19
verdict to the undefeated South Fork High
tossers on the home court. Ferndale was
in the lead soon after the game started, but
had trouble getting the ball into scoring
position for the remainder of the contest.
The inexperienced Stingers were defeat-
ed 37-l6 by the strong Catholic cohorts.
if Referee in Command 'A'
While their ballhandling was still a little
sluggish, the borough men showed much
more aggressiveness and skill.
The opening two quarters of the Fern-
dale vs. Conemaugh Township game were
packed with practically all of the scoring
action. Although they handled the ball well
in the early going, Coach Fisher's passers
really did best at the foul line, making ten
point-adding shots. The game ended 33-ll,
Having a big height advantage, Alle-
gany's rangy and fast cage representatives
enjoyed two big point-getting quarters tc
double the final score 32-16. Although the
Iackets Worked the ball consistently in the
action-packed last round, not enough points
were gathered to change the ultimate de-
Opening the Tri-County League season,
the Stingers climaxed a great uphill fight
against Indiana with a winning drive in the
last frame. With less than a minute tc
play, Clawson hit the basket to set the
stage for a game-deciding bucket, which
Fisher made to eke out the 28-27 count in
i if WITH ll H lf EERE
Neither Ebensburg nor the home team
could get its offensive maneuvers clicking
in the first half, but the second half was en-
tirely different. The County-seaters took the
lead, but held only a 22-21 edge until they
sank the game-clinching basket with the
second hand on the clock making its final
Ferndale's cagers came up with one of
their best games of the season to go on ct
scoring spree against Conemaugh Town-
ship and cart off a 52-15 victory. Dominat-
ing the play from start to finish, all but one
of the Stingers stuck a finger in the scoring
Boasting one of the best teams in their
school's history, Iohnstown played before
the largest crowd of the year and carted
home the long end of a 32-l8 score largely
through the stellar play of their center, Rey-
nolds, and the sharp-shooting of Slobozien.
Our team failed to take advantage of the
Trojans' defense, which permitted plenty of
opportunities to score.
Westmont and Ferndale put on their
customary ding-dong battle, until our oppo-
nents began to take a decisive lead in the
third stanza. From this point, the Red and
Grey moved on to final triumph.
Limited to a slim two-point lead during
the first eight minutes of action, Conemaugh
grew stronger as the game proceeded and
hit their peak in the last frame by handcuff-
ing the Iackets without a point in that
'A' Time Out for a Pick-up 'A'
THEY STHI E TU
The Fishermen shaded Windber by a
close 34-33 count in a game that saw the
home team hold the lead throughout the
first half. The Miners took the lead in the
third quarter, but hard playing in the final
period brought Ferndale out on top.
Exhibiting a strong passing attack, Al-
toona dominated play and took the game,
46-16. Although able to break through the
Maroons' defensive setup with consistency,
if Sideline Critics if
the Ferndale quintet were stumped when it
came to shooting, since the height of their
opponents enabled Altoona to control the
ball off both boards.
Stymied without a point in the entire
period, Coach Fisher's men still managed to
nose out Ebensburg, 16-15. Neither team
could make any headway in the first frame,
but margins in the second and third periocls
gave Ferndale a lead big enough to with-
stand the County-seaters' last-ditch efforts.
The Iackets traveled to Indiana and
played the best ball of the year to win 48-37.
Both teams had "hot fingers," but our boys
made few mistakes and worked together
with clock-like precision. It would be im-
possible to name an outstanding player,
since both the varsity and junior varsity
performed like veterans.
Windber High defeated Ferndale for the
first time since early in the 1938 season
when they Won a 29-22 decision. The Coal-
miners could muster only five points in the
opening quarter, but they were enough to
provide a comfortable lead for the remain-
der of the game.
'I'lll2 SQUAD-FIRST ROW: Schuster. Frambach, Clawson, Simler, Gcislvr, Roberts. SECOND
RUXV: Cushman, Nine, Cable, Petz, Hindman. THIRD ROW: Rucosky, Fishcr, llzxrlnf-tl, Pmflum-r, Nnnglv.
l7OlIR'l'll ROXV: Knyat, Gvlilman, l'lamilton. Fll7Tl'l ROW: Scott, Mr. l'7islms'r.
Given trouble only in the third period.
Ferndale's cagers breezed through a 27-16
triumph over Southmont's Tigers. Our lads
got the jump at the opening Whistle and re-
mained on top. The visitors came to life
after the halftime, however, the Stingers
came back with a rush for seven points in
the final round.
In our second meeting with the Trojans,
we showed a decided improvement over
many of our earlier games. Our defense
had the Iohnnies' high gear attack well-
bottled. While our lads played an excellent
passing and floor game, their shooting was
decidedly off and we emerged on the short
end of an l8-27 score.
The Yellow Iackets rose to great heights
when they knocked off the smooth-sailing
Westmonters, 25-2l, in the year's most stun-
ning upset. Starting off like a ball of fire,
Ferndale clicked for eleven consecutive
points before the Hilltoppers converted a
foul to start their scoring.
In a game which saw every player on
the squad in action, we could garner but
four points during the entire thirty-two min-
utes. The whole team played as though in a
trance, failing to make even "peep shots,"
while the Catholic offense and defense
worked almost to perfection.
Fisher's boys threw another big surprise
party when they trounced the unsuspecting
Conemaugh Iron Horses by a 33-20 deci-
sion. Sparked by Simler, who ruffled the em-
broidery work for five field goals, Ferndale's
ballhandling and defense worked to per-
Tllli MANAGERS-l7lRST ROXV: lVlnrlwl, l:lutf'rlm1ql SVFOND
ROVV: Allman, Hlough, R. Sc'l1usIc1', Hinrk.
Taking each of the last three periods by
two-point margins, the Stingers downed
Southmont, 23-18. The Iackets dropped the
first round and were trailing early in the
second when they suddenly pulled out front
With nine consecutive points, In the final
stanza the Tigers reduced the gap, but Fern-
dale quickly retaliated.
Altoona came to Ferndale expecting lit-
tle trouble, as they had scored almost at
will in a previous game. The Iacket defense
Worked Well and held the visitors in check:
but again their poor eye for the bucket
caused the Stingers' downfall, as they made
but five of 63 shots.
Ferndale traveled to South Fork for a re-
turn game. For the first two quarters it
looked as if the Black and Gold were going
places, but with the second half the attack
bogged down. The sharp shooting of Mor-
gan and Rowe proved too much, and the
Iackets came out on the short end of a
In a fast moving game, Allegany
emerged a 40-31 winner from a return en-
gagement on our floor. After the senior five
got off to a poor start, giving the Mary-V
landers a nine-point lead, the junior five-
entered the fray and for the next eighteer
minutes held their more experienced visitors:
on even terms.
if Lamplighter's Serenade if
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Games Quarters Field Free-Throws Per Cent Total
Name Year Played Played Goals Made - Missed of Fouls Points
Clawson Sr. 24 83 36 18 14 44 90
Schuster Sr. 24 82 28 l5 18 45 71
Frambach Sr. 10 30 10 9 ll 44 29
Geisler Sr. 10 32 16 4 4 50 36
Petz Sr. 23 62 12 4 6 40 28
Roberts Sr. 24 84 27 15 29 34 69
Simler Sr. 24 90 45 13 21 39 103
Cable Ir. 16 55 30 18 6 75 78
Cushman Ir. 13 26 2 1 2 33 5
Hindman Ir. 19 46 3 9 5 58 15
Nine Ir. 21 47 12 8 8 50 32
Fisher Fr. 19 - 52 12 18 5 78 42
Rucosky Fr. 7 7 0 l 1 50 1
Poehner Fr. 6 6 0 1 1 50 1
Total Points ......... ...... . 600
VARSITY IUNIOR VARSITY
Ferndale Opponent Ferndale Opponent
19 34 South Fork 25 26
16 37 Catholic High 14 16
28 24 Conemaugh Twp. 33 ll
16 32 Allegany High
28 27 Indiana 38 15
21 24 Ebensburg 18 19
52 15 Conemaugh Twp. 32 7
18 32 Iohnstown 28 13
36 56 Westmont 15 17
12 30 Conemaugh
34 33 Windber 26 12
16 46 Altoona
Westmont Soph. 36 22
16 15 Ebensburg 25 8
IUNIOR VARSITY MAKES
The Baby Iackets were one of the strong-
est junior quintets in the county. They play-
ed a twenty-three game schedule, winning
sixteen and losing seven. The squad was
made up of seven freshmen and six juniors.
The freshmen played the first tive games on
the schedule, losing close games to South
Fork, Catholic High, and Ebensburg and de-
feating Conemaugh Township and Indiana.
In order to strengthen their team for Tri-
county competition, Cable, Cushman, Hind-
man, and Nine were added. This combin-
ation with Bruce Fisher from the freshman
squad finished second to Westmont's junior-
senior outfit. The highlights of the junior
varsity season were two games won from
Iohnstown High juniors and two games won
from Catholic High I V's in a three-game
The team scored a total of 540 points, an
average of 24 per game, While the best their
opponents could do was to score 374
points, an average of 17 points per game
Bruce Fisher had the highest individual
score, totaling 224 points on 88 field goals
and 48 fouls for an average of 10 points per
VARSITY IUNIOR VARSITY
Ferndale Opponent Ferndale Opponent
48 317 Indiana 30 14
22 29 Windber 24 23
27 16 Southmont 16 13
18 27 Iohnstown 19 18
25 21 Westmont 20 25
4 33 Catholic High 15 14
33 20 Conemaugh 26 28
23 18 Southmont 28 14
23 32 Altoona
Cochran 25 17
25 31 South Fork 18 21
31 40 Allegany
Catholic High 29 l7
600 700 540 370
if Last Minute Orders i'
i' Toss-up 'k
With emphasis being put on the PhYSi'
cal fitness training a boy receives in high
school before entering the service, Fern-
dale High School has met the challenge by
opening a new field of athletics. This new-
est sport at the school is wrestling, coached
by Mr. Luchsinger. Although the program
was first organized two years ago, it was
not until this year that wrestling was given
a place on the interscholastic sports
The team's record of one victory and
ten defeats is by no means an indication
of the wrestlers' spirit, nor is it an index of
how hard they worked. The boys exerted
every effort to overcome the handicap of
inexperience, and in the meets each boy
really put up a fight. Even though our op-
ponents were frequently victorious, each
one knew he had been in a battle. Another
fact about the team's record should be made
clear: of the meets lost, about one-half
were by one or two point margins. One
of the most encouraging things about the
wrestling squad was the improvement
shown by the boys as the season pro-
Conemaugh Twp. 25 Ferndale .... 21
Bedford .V...,..,c,,.,,, 33 Ferndale .. . 5
Bedford ,c.,tcVt,c,,c,Y 32 Ferndale ,,c, 3
Conemaugh Twp. 27 Ferndale lO
Boswell Vt,wwt,.,,,Y,,,c 30 Ferndale .... ll
Somerset ..,.... .... l 5 Ferndale . ,, 21
Blairsville ........,,,. 22 Ferndale ,,,, 17
Boswell ...... ....... 2 3 Ferndale ,t,, 9
Blairsville ..,.. .... l 8 Ferndale ,,,, 17
Two wrestlers closed the season with
almost perfect records. These boys, lim Pin-
elli and Iessie Iames, each won all but one
of his bouts, both losses being close de-
cisions. They were the only senior members
of the team, and they certainly set a good
example for the others to follow. A brief
summary of their records follows. lim
Pinelli, captain of the team and a senior.
wrestled in the one hundred and sixty-five
pound class. He won nine bouts and lost
one. Two of his victories were by pins, six
by decision, and one by forfeit. His most
notable victory was over Keblisk of Somer-
set High School, who outweighed him by
twenty-six pounds. Iessie Iames, senior and
now an air cadet, wrestled in the one hun-
dred and fifty-four pound class, winning ten
out of eleven matches. Of his wins, nine
were by decision and one by pin. His most
important victory was a decision over Ep-
pley, which gave the Boswell star his first
Now that wrestling season is over, the
boys are looking forward to the next year
and hoping for a more successful outcome.
With all but two of the boys returning, it
is our guess that they'll have it.
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2 5 E
THE SQUAD-FIRST ROW Qleft to right! Lees, Pinelli, W. Iames, Wicknick. Schult Ha p q
SECOND ROW: Iohnston, Stntzmzm. Ripple, Constable. Churrhey. THIRD ROW: Martin, 9
Rose. Parlevechio. FOURTH ROW: Mr. Lnchsinger.
FIRST ROW fleft to rightl: Frambarh, Swick. Geisler, Roberts, Scliuster, Clawson. SECUNIU
ROW. Pinelli, Sfliultx. Hemminger. Nine, Cuhlv, Ripple. Ross. THIRD ROVV: lanws, llnssenplug. flOllslLllwll',
L lUllRlll RUVV M l"l
Pailt-xruttm. llindmiiu, Nviuknicx I. H '
"I promise to be loyal at all times to the
F Club and to the school for which it stands.
I Will not cheat. I will obey training rules
and play the game hard for the fun of the
game, trying to Win by strength and skill.
I Will treat my opponents with courtesy.
If I play in a group game, I will play not
for my own glory, but for the success of my
team. I will be a good loser and a gener-
ous Winner . . . " This is a portion of the
pledge that each "F" Club member must
make. The purpose of fair play, cooperation,
and clean sportsmanship is practiced by the
boys, not only on the field and court, but
also in their everyday living.
To become a member of the organiza-
tion, athletes must meet the requirements
for a letter in one or more of the varsity
teams. Letters are also earned by obtaining
a total of five hundred points, fifty of which
must be earned in interscholastic games.
Besides gaining honor for the school,
they have achieved personal victories. They
have found that teamwork, imaginative
leadership, and plain hard Work are the
safest foundations on Which to build for the
future which they, as Ferndale lettermen,
face with eagerness and with confidence.
if if FUR EHITIJHIII S SEB IEE
IIHE TIVE HEIIHE
The chief interclass sport for Ferndale
girls is volleyball. From the four high school
classes approximately ninety girls partici-
pated in the games this year. During the
contest the girls displayed sportsmanship,
friendly rivalry, and good playing ability.
Their rewards were clean fun and whole-
Each group and each girl entering into
the competition served to make the games
more interesting to spectators and to play-
ers. The less experienced teams learned by
playing and by watching the more exper-
ienced teams, and so the rivalry became
keener as the contests progressed. Two
5liNlOR5-FIRSI' ROVV: tlcft tt: riqhtl: Sanlscr, Rlmclcw M
'mtt.t...1C,, mtl., wmgm, sms,-. SECOND ROW: Nittgtff
.aston, lltshcr, D. Slmffcty Ccsloxntlx. Kclly. 'l'lllRD ROW: N.
'udluuutcix lilltutt, llotkcl, Zimmerman. M. L. Shaffer. Wirigrurrl.
SilllllOMORlf5-fl7lRS'l' ROVV' 'l'. Daxls. llocly. H. D.avli-,
Mitchell. llnntcr, Saylnr, VVQMQV. SECOND ROVV: Nlnss llctrulx.
llhomas. Martin. llcslup, Bodnar, Otto. 'l'tlIRD ROW. l,cx'ct'-
oocl, llurnc, Stttlonirlx, l3.1rrl.
teams, the sophomores and the seniors,
were almost even, but the seniors edged
out in front to claim the pennant for the
The girls remember with fond memories
the good times had by all, the spirited yells
at the end of each game, and the friendly
associations which shall endure in the years
to follow high school days.
Com: or SPORTSMANSHIP
Keep a stout heart in defeat.
Keep your pride under in victory.
Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and
a healthy body.
IUNIORS-l7lR.S'l' RCWV: Riga, Orris, lohnston, Pollovlc. Stahl
VVarrcn. SECOND ROVV: Shcrbinc, Ripple, Brown, Sharhaugh
Urcning, Moors. THIRD ROW: Koehler, Lacs, Keim, Stutzmau
Marmc, Scrncl, White.
l7Rl'iSllNlEN-FIRST ROW: lllctthcr, Moors. Polloflt, Wldmvcr
l'landrowsky, Kochler. SECOND ROVV: Miss Herrick, Bc-c
Kantncr, Minter. Borlccl, Hopkins. 'l'lllRD ROW: Oylcr, Sober
llrdnthani, Simlcr, Ashmdu, l'lcnclcrson. FOURTH ROW Kist
Brasher, Sprrk, Carlmark.
To many boys who do not take part in
varsity competition, interclass basketball is
a major feature of the winter season. lt is
here that future varsity stars first learn the
rudiments of the game. With 86 boys taking
part this year, teams were organized into
major and minor leagues. A total of ll2
games were played, each team playing
twice a week under student officials.
The first half ended February 22 with
two teams undefeated: the juniors in the
major league and the seventh grades in the
minor league. The second half closed March
lUg in the major league the seniors emerged
undefeated. In the play-off the seniors,
Pinelli, Hassenplug, Gilbert, Krope, Iames,
Howard, and Kimmel, defeated the juniors,
23-20. In the minor league the seventh grade
repeated their first half performance and
did not lose a game in nine starts, in the
play-off with the major league winners,
they were completely outclassed and fell
by a score of 54-19.
5ENlOR5--f7lR5'l' RUXX' llcfi lu Hgh!! fluxx.arnl llrwaltlylc, lllNlf5ll5"l7ll25'l' Rflvk' ll,nrf, llgn'lcxr'1hm. brhullg. bunk,
ll8bSf'HFlllQ- IUHICS. Pmcllu. SECUND ROW' Krups. Iisrh. Gulf VVuku11slr. bQl'ILjUND ROXV. Blasko. 'llolnaska
hm- K'm"'cl lfRli5IlNltiNfl:lR5'l' Row vv,.g1.f, shim. l0h..,.,,,. lohuston
SOPHOMORE5,-lflR5'I' RUVV lmxxlas. Urns. llouscr. Krlrqvr, Stutzumn. Nlanmu, Yi-falls. SECOND ROVV Amman, VV1rprdnh'1qer
Ktrndn. Lets. Fisher. fllnlrxlwv SECOND WORN' Sshustcr, Nllllcr, llrurcllluv. Kuinm. Rnpplc, Rccsr. Larson. 'l'lllRD POVV. Kia'-par
Plantan. Bonner. Robcrts lrrs-lrr. Yr-h. Lchzcltrr. VVclvn Prdlog. Bamhnrl. Riga. lluul. Markcl, l7OllR'l'll PUVV Mnfflry
THIRD ROXV Rust. Rcavvv, Klmmcl, R1ppIc.fIl.msun. l7fJl,lR'l'll Slaglr, Bclu. f'fr.1ndnn, Brvmlllugcr, fillrfllff ROVV: hillnavshllx
RUVV. Buflrr. Built. Stul-wr. NVllpl1nhtlgcl'. Bofrsllcr. Blnugli. l'faun1b.4ugh. Kclil. Liuxisfalwlr. luoosc. SIXTH llQW: N112 lwshcr
5IiNlOR5fIfIRSl' ROVN' llttfl to xighfl. Sanltcr, Rhodes. Nl. 'flutt-
hunlcr. Dans ifcslmnilt, Kcllv SECOND ROVV Nauglc l:,:x-Jovi.
lrtsllvl. D Shaffer. lnlms. 'l'lllRD ROW' N. lncllvulltcr, lflllotl.
Bmlxcl, Zliiiiiicrimiit, Sharpe. M. l.. Slvnffcr, Vtfxngnrtl.
5OPllOlN'IORl'l5f--FIRST ROVV: 'l'. Dans, Ifamcr, B. Davis. Mit-
ihcll. Savior. W't-Axe-i'. SECOND ROW' Miss Il:-trunk. Thomas,
Martin. Prine. liotfnar, Otto. Sfilv. THIRD ROVV: Baker. lfornc.
Crisllp. lfc-lop Snilniiitlx. Brirrl. l7OUR'l'll ROVU: Lcxergontl.
Nino. Biurc. VVolfo1tl,
Interclass basketball was one of the out-
standing activities in the girls' program of
athletics this year. Each class entered one
team, with a total of about sixty girls tak-
ing active part in the contests. The friendly
rivalry between the class teams made most
of the games interesting and hard-fought.
The sophomore and senior teams were
close competitors, with the sophomores, who
lost only one game out of fifteen, taking the
pennant. The "freshies," a little slow in get-
ting started, were just beginning to display
IUNIORS-f7lRS'l' ROW: Riga, Orris. Moors, Stahl. Iohnslon
VVar1cn, SECOND ROW. Koehler. Ripplc. Brown, Sharhaugh
llnllonk. Iamcs. THIRD ROW: Eichlcr, Mayer. Kr.-im. Stntzmdn
Pehlcy. FOURTH ROVV: lfunt, Kesslak. Lees, Doran Lehman
IIRESHMEN-FIRST ROW: Moors, Banclrowsky, Kantner. Bnclwt
Kukcnhcrger. Koehler. SECOND ROW: Miss Hetrirk, Bee
Pollork. Vvlictmycr. Sirnlcr, Minter, Hopkins. 'l'l'llRD ROW: Bar
ron. Sober. Grantham, Ashmun, Hciidcrson, FOURTH ROW' Kist
Brasher. Speck. Cdrlnmrl-t.
their ability when the season closed. The
juniors, who were sometimes very good and
sometimes not so good, entered into the
contests with as great enthusiasm as any
other class team. Their spirit more than
compensated for their poor showing in the
number of games won.
Having closed the basketball season for
another year, the girls will remember those
special nights, Monday and Friday, which
furnished for all of them loads of fun and
-A' -A' E GER P HTIIIIP TIU
ITRIESHIVIEN AND SOPHOIVIORES-FIRST ROW tlvll to rightl: Slavik, Iyloors, Strozar. Wcirncr, Koehler, Dylm,
Kukcnhcrgcr, SECOND ROW: Bandrowslxv, Puiclli. T. Davis, Wcavrr, Baylor, XViLIniyer. D. Hamer. THIRD
ROW: llnruick, Ma struvich, Virus. Ondrulalt, Crlslip. Baller, Doulvt, Ivlirntcr. Otto. FOURTH ROW Rlauhy,
Fletcher. Kolar, M, Grcxa, I.. Sally, Prirc, Mvllugli. FIFTH ROW: Wallin. Sankcr, Martin, Kokorunla, Ilopluux,
Tlmmas. SIXTH ROW: Boring. Ashman, Bac. Kautiicr, Mark. Ilousehnltlrr. Ilornc. SEVENTH ROVV' Bush-
wark, Gastlry. Parkcr, Walsh, Shull. Pnllutla. liIGll'I'l'I ROVV: Larnelt, Melia, Mitrhcll. Simlcr, Hcslop, Sxxarury,
Cushman. NINTH ROW: Sober, Grfuuhani. Pctwciivc. Pupoxith, Scliwcitzcr. Michaels. 'l'EN'I'Il ROW: Ilciiclrrstm.
Brute. Wolford. Barron. Nine. Raymond. IiI,l'fVIiN'I'lI ROW: Spcrk, Botkcl, Qarlmark. Brasher, lxist, Dans.
'I'Wlfl,FTIl ROW: Zuma, Nlclnryre, Ovlcr, Miller. Bfirtl, I.6xcrgoorl.
IIINIORS AND SENIORS-FIRST ROVV: Rhodes. Ilolcrlt cr, VVai'rcu. Fislicr. Pullork, Inlmslou. M. Ilamcr.
SECOND ROW: Wright. Saylor, Orris. Stahl. Rankin, Ilcltuu. lamrs. THIRD ROW: Mangus. Sharpe. lfcsluxuilx,
D. Shalfcr. Wingard. Lazer, V. Bcrkchilc, Miss Wilstwli, FOURTH ROW: Nauglc. Easton. IVlt'Cunnall, Nlarkcl.
Saly, Kcim. Grcning, FIFTII ROW: Falsonv. Mutuir, Moors. Broun, Ripple. Sharhaugh. SIXTH ROW: Kolvrwumla,
' I ' : " " 'J ' 'l - 1 l' ssl. Ilunl
Nl. I.. bhaflcr. banker. D. Berkrhilc, Klahrt. Ilooxri, Ilustu. SLVHNIII ROW, Clnxson, bicxa, Kc. Ia ,
liichlcr, Mayer. EIGIITII ROVV: Hcrincy. Kcllv. Burkul, Dans. Pchley. Slxcrhmc. NINTH ROW: Livingston. Ixcs.
Stutzman. I,aBric, Lehman, Sustcrsir. 'I'EN'l'tl ROVV Ilill, Nlariuc, II. Kinrlzcril, Wltite, Ruhrcrht, N, 'I'txdl1ui1tt'r.
ELEVENTH ROVV: M. Illualhuntcr, Elliott, Scrncll, Zimnicrnian, Kuchlcr. Doran. D. Kuidzcra.
With the largest club since Girl Reserves were organized at
Ferndale, this group has completed an outstanding year. The
year's program began with a lively initiation. Assisting the Red
Cross, the girls made utility bags, bedroom slippers, and enter-
taining scrapbooks tor the soldiers. Many also volunteered their
services for hospital duty. Highlighting their social events Was
the annual sport hop, this year known as the Snow Ball. Every
second Wednesday at their meetings, interesting and instructive
programs were presented.
HE DY FUR SER IEE -k
ir GIRL RESERVES t
HE IIHI li TIQIW H11 THE BEST if -k
t HI-Y wk a very busy and successful year. From a membership greatly
President increased over that of previous years the club elected its officers.
ROBERT ESCH who were chosen, incidentally, to offices on the greater Iohns-
Vice president town Hi-Y council.
secretary Under the direction of Mr. Kuhs the club carried out many
Img SCHUSTER activities, held a victory dance after the Westmont game, par-
Treasutet ticipated in the mixed dance held by the Girl Reserves and Hi-Y,
Invm Wxcxmcx and completed their social calendar with the annual Iamboree.
Advise, In addition to their social functions, the boys also operated a con-
MR- KUHS cession at all the basketball games, maintained a flower fund for
the school, and gave gifts to all boys leaving for the service.
FIRST ROW fleft to rightl: Layton, Plantan, Wicknick, Esch, I. Schuster, Hassenplug, H. Bcerstler. SECOND
ROW: Blough, Buck, Fisher, Orris, B, Schuster, Wehn, F, Clawson, Miller, THIRD ROW: Mr. Kuhs, Wits
prachtiger. Saintz, Kodrowsky. Lees, F. Gawlas, Walkcski, Churchey. FOURTH ROW: Bonner, Kuyat, Wright,
Hesaltine, Hamilton, B. Boerstlcr, H. Cfawson. FIFTH ROW: R. Ripple. Pinelli. lames, I.aBrie, Nfish. Hammer.
SIXTH ROW: Clawson. Petz. Rose. Iames Kimmel, Haire, Cushman. SEVENTH ROW: Lebzeller, Pickerill.
Blasko. Tomasko, Wingard. Zakuciya. EIGHTH ROW: Ashman, Pritts, Virus, Ream, Butler, Yesh. NINTH
ROW: Frambach, Cable, Woodward. Hopkins, Cieszynski, Stoker. TENTH ROW: Berkebile, Walker, Wacker,
Sfhneck. Swick, Hindman, ELEVENTH ROW: Simler, Geisler, Tresslzr, Roberts.
FIRST ROW llclt to rightj: Wright, Saylor, Ceslovnik, Felton, Hamer, Mctzgar, Hunt, Mayer, Shaffer.
SECOND ROW: Eichler, Kesslak, Hill, Kelly, Brencllingcr. Bcrkchilc, McConnell. Davis, Miss Long.
RD ROW N I I B Ie I Sh K' tl Rib th S Ik l I l'OUR'l'lI ROW M n is Still an
THI : aug Q, or c, arpc, In zcrzt, I rcs l, aI'cI', .r:cr. ' : a gn., . :nr .
Elliott, D. Coughcnour. Lehman, Pcbley. I.,aBric. FIFTH ROW: Hopkins, Ziinmcrman. Kuchlcr, Doran. Lccs.
Sports Edtiors . .
Girls' Sports Editor
Art Editors ..
. . BETTY SIIULL
.. . PAUL CLAWSON
.. ,,,. . ANDY TOMASKO
. , BEATRICI: WRIGHT
The last Wednesday of each month brings a
snappy, interesting, news-sheet to Ferndale. Yes.
it's the Courierp and what a line it has, the best
slant on everything!
Certain Ferndale mortals known as editor.
feature editor, sports editor, and typists go
around tearing their hair and complaining about
the inefficiency of the reporters, of themselves,
and of life in general. Nevertheless, after much
ranting, piecing, and composing, the Courier gets
underway. The nightmare of publishing a high
school newspaper rolls merrily on, with last min-
ute scoops to add to the complications.
Spicy editorials, clever comments, assembly
reviews, hints to the wise and otherwise, sport
disappointments or successes, and school activi-
ties in general form the major part of the Courier.
Miss Long, who has taken charge of the publi-
cation this year, has proved herself to be very
efficient and resourceful. She has contributed
many new and delightfully different ideas.
The paper has given to everyone a complete
review of all events, both classroom and extra-
curricular. Each reporter is constantly on the job
to prevent anything from passing unnoticed. One
of the new features is the Victory Puzzle, which
gives industrious study hall workers something
on which to exert their energy.
UTHI EB TTHE TH TH-ki'
IIISTIIHY I THE Mfllil li 1' i
Another year. Another yearbook. Yes, the
l944 Reflector has now become a cherished pos-
session of every student, enfolding between its
covers the complete story of the year 1943-44.
After many Weeks of planning, Writing, and
working, the editors and staff with the able as-
sistance of Mrs. Bosley and Mr. Custer present
their finished product, hoping it Will meet with
your approval. We have attempted to portray an
accurate record of your classes, activities, and
interesting experiences. To each phase of high
school life, we have striven to give its proper
In choosing our theme, we have selected a
subject both timely and practical. We realize
that today our chief task is to attain victory, and
once it is gained, our job, as future citizens,
is to protect and maintain that hard-won peace.
Therefore, our selection has been "Education for
We have tried to make this publication as at-
tractive and original as War-time conditions per-
mit. The informality of the book is an outstanding
feature. Interesting, witty articles, true-to-life
snapshots, clever layouts all have been com-
bined to make a pleasing annual for you. We of
the staff trust our efforts were not in vain. It is
our Wish that this Reflector will be a source of
real pleasure to all its readers.
Senior Editor .... ...,. I OANNE
.. ROBERT WRIGHT
. EVELYN KLAHRE
LoLA MAY ELLIOTT
SENIURS-Brrkvliile, Carney, Crfzlnvnik, P,
Davis, Dickey, lfnston, Fisher, F1'an1hnL'li,
Gilbert, Ilussenplug. Henuey, Ianws, Lazer, NIt'Cunne'll,
Mclzgnr, Naugle, lmrum- Rhodes, Rulurerht, Snnkvr,
Szlylor, D. Sliuffvr, Sharpe, Shnll, Zinmwrnmn.
ILINIORS-eldrown, Cahlr, Doran, liirlllvr, Frlton, llrrxft.
llumvr, llill, llimlmnu, Hopkins, Hunt, Ioliuston, Kess-
Iuk, Koehler, l.:tBrir. Lehman, Nlnrine, Nlayer. Michal-
litlvs, Prlilvv, llnlloflfr, Rankin, Sally. Sernvll, Sharlmuglt,
Shvrhimx Stahl, Slutzman, Sustersir, Warren, White.
SUPIIOMURES-Hard, Brufe, B. Davis, T. Davis,
Grvxa, Homola, Horne. larch-1, Larnek, Mack, Mdrtiii.
Mriia, Nlitliuels, Mish, Milcliell, Nine, Otto. Price,
Raymond, Ripplv, Saly, Snnkt'1', Sztylur, Shilmlla, Slavilc,
Swztrnv, 'l'hunms. WP:tvPr', YVPin1ur, Wolford.
STHIHE P THE
The band is one of the snappiest, pep-
piest organizations of the school. When Mrs.
Blough took charge last fall the member-
ship totaled forty, of whom twenty-four were
old members and sixteen were new. These
officers were elected by the group: lack
Kimmel, president, Ted Gilbert, vice presi-
dentg Elizabeth Anne Sharpe, secretary, and
Iames Krope, Treasurer.
Rehearsals were held daily throughout
football season and on Mondays and Wed-
nesdays thereafter. The band added quite
a number of new selections to its repertoire
during the year in addition to learning the
popular service marches. Another important
achievement was the purchase by the mu-
sic department of two new drums, which
were added to the percussion section of the
FIRST ROW: timmy Ream. SECOND RONV llefl l
l'. Mcconvmll, Davis, Cvslovnik, Otto. Savlor.
Left to right: Wal'rel1, Stahl, lohnston, Pollock, Ftslir
Numerous public appearances were
made by the musicians. Their performances
between halves at the football games adcl-
ed much to the color and spirit of the events
and were greatly enjoyed by all who at-
tended. The band also played for basket-
ball games, participated in the Red Cross
parade, and played for the Spring Concert.
No article on the band would be coni-
plete without a Word about the drum ma-
jors: George Roberts, Harry Hamilton, and
second-grader Iimmy Ream. Their twirling
and high-stepping were a feature of every
appearance. Majorettes Sandra Mitchell and
Ioan Moors, and the twelve graceful twirl-
ers trained by "Cookie" and "Hap" were
an "extra special" attraction. At athletic
contests the peppy cheer leaders appeared
with the band, getting a fine response from
glut: llamilton. lfnmrr, Reynolds. Felton. Moors. Bork:-l.
Rolwrls. THIRD RUVV: Nlaltlcl, l.cvUrgooxl. llrmlcrson, Sunlcr, Nlilrlwll. Klal'lnmrk.
FIRST ROW: Ream. SECOND ROW Ileft to righlj: I. WL-nx'cr, Gawlas I. Hasscnplug, Reap, E. Friedline. Layton, Stine
ark, H. Bucrstcr, Garland. THIRD ROW: Hiwlop, I. Mark, Kukenlwe-rger, A. Orris, P. Weaver, Metzgar, Sharpe, Sharbauqh
Mrs. HIm1gh. FOIIRTH ROVV: Petvrmn, Iiarron. I. Knknmldn, M. Sninlz, Lcvcntry, N. Mack, L, Nauglc. FIFTH RCJW:Ali
exlop, I. IVIonrx. I. Ripple. Mntchvll. I. IVI:mr-., Slnqlr, A-.I1mnn.II.Sninlr.SIX'l'HROXV:Ilnmilmn,WnmIwarLI,Iack Kimmel
I . Rolvcrl-., Kmpv. flillwrl, Inmv-. Kinmlrl. I71Iwrl.
FIRST ROW lleft to rightl Felton, Baker, Hoover, Merzgar, Klahre, Heslop, Mack. SECOND ROW: Lurane Rhodes, M, Hamer,
Warren, Rankin, D. Hamer, Saly, Weaver, B. Saylor, L. Saylor. Mrs. Blough. THIRD ROW: Sharbaugh, Levergood, B. Davis.
Keim, Grening. Grexa, Mitchell. FOURTH ROW: Brown, Moors, Leona Rhodes. Kelly, Mangus. Sharpe, Bockel. FIFTH
ROW: L. Davis, Markel, McConnell, Easton, Nziugle, Fisher, SIXTH ROW: V. Berkehile, Henney, D. Berkehile, Bruce.
Wnlfnril, Maltlet, Brencllinger, SEVENTH ROW: Rnhreulir, 'llnllmnls-r, Doran, Bard, I.aBrie, Lehman.
Each Wednesday morning brought a
stimulating session of song to the glee club
members. After dismissing classroom for-
mality and exercising their vocal cords a
little, the girls really "got in the groove."
Many long, pleasant hours of practice were
spent, especially during the weeks preced-
ing the Spring Concert. 'Although at first the
pitches tended to be a shade off-key, under
Mrs. Blough's patient direction perfect har-
mony was attained. All types of music were
included-classic, sacred, folk tunes, and
occasionally a little jazz.
'A' ir -..'k il .it
With the wave of her baton and a nod
of her head, Mrs. Blough, the new music di-
rector, begins rehearsing With the orchestra.
These rehearsals take place several morn-
ings each week during activity period. Here
the musicians repeat again and again the
difficult passages until every note is exact
and every beat in perfect time. The value of
these practices was shown at the Spring
Concert, between acts at the senior play.
by additions to our assemblies, in the at-
mosphere at Open House.
This year the organization has gained
many new members. The majority of these
SH HPS FI. TS
The glee club was open to all girls in
high school, many of whom eagerly joined
its ranks. The chorus was prominent at all
musical functions, particularly when it en-
tertained in assemblies and participated in
the Spring Concert. It not only improved its
members' musical ability as a whole, but
also developed several outstanding indiv-
idual accomplishments. Among these were
some talented soloists, as well as a vocal
trio. In addition to gaining new musical
knowledge, each member received much
pleasure and enjoyment.
ir, Mir tl. 'k if
are underclassmen, who will provide a val-
uable reserve for future years. For the first
time in many years all the musical instru-
ments owned by the school are in the pos-
session of students eager to master them.
Mrs. Blough gives much encouragement and
help to these individualsg consequently the
interest in music is widening.
New music was purchased for the or-
chestra, and on it the pupils worked dili-
gently. A decided improvement was noted
at the finale of the season's work-the
Spring Concert. Altogether we think the or-
chestra has done a fine job.
HIHP5 HIIHMIJN Y
SPHI E EU IIEHT PHUEH
Commencement March ..A. Roberta Hudson, Arr. by I. S. Zamecnik
A Twilight Romance ,,,,,,,..,,,............,.....,.....,,....,.....,,..... C. W. Bennet
Moment Musical .. . ,,.,,,,.,.,,..,....,..,.,........,.,..,.,.....,..,......,,..,,. .. Franz Schubert
March Fantastique ,...,.............,,,....,.,,, Georges Bizet, Arr. by I. S. Zamecnik
Song ot India .,,,., ,,,,, ,,,. ....., R i m sky-Korsakott, Orchestrated by N. Clifford Page
That Old Bass Viol ....,,.. ............ ......,,,....,.,..,.............................................. P a ul Yoder
Vienna Forever ....................................,......... Iohann Schrammel, Arr. by Seredy-Tocaberl
String Quintet-To a Wild Rose .......................,,,,....,.... Edward McDowell, Trans. by C. Simon
Stanley Mish, Ioan Mack, Lois Saly, Ioyce Bockel, Verne Thomas
Fairy Tales . ..,... ...,...., . ..... . .. ..,......,.......,....,,..... ........ ......,........,...,........ E r ich Wolff
I Am Thy Harp ,....,........... .... ...,...,,......................... ...... R . H untingdon Woodman
Boys' Chorus-Czecho-Slovakian Dance Song ...............,.,,,.... Popular Melody by C. F. Manney
Clarinet Quartet-Two Guitars ..............,..,..........................,...,........................... Russian Folk Tune
Lucille Naugle, Nine Mae Mack, Herbert Boerstler, Ronald Fisher
Mixed Chorus-All ln An April Evening .........,..,....,..,,.............................,........ Hugh S. Robertson
Chinese Lullaby from "East ls West" ........ R. H. Bowers, Arr. by Wallington Riegger
Mexican Serenade-Folk Song from Mexico ......,,..,.,........................... Morten I. Luvass
Only the Lonely Heart .........,,,...,..,,..,.....................,.. ..... P eter Ibyitch Tschaikowsky
Cornet Solo-New Friendship .. .......... ..,..............................,..,.,,.., ,,....., . . . .....,.,..... C. W. Storm
Vocal Trio- Accompanist-Iames Krope
Three Little Maids ..... ,, .... ................. .....,...... ...... . . .............. ......, . . Marjorie Elliott
An English Ccmlen tCountry Gardensl ........,..,....,........... .......,............. E nalish Folk Song
Lucille Naugle, Dorothy Lehman, Lois Easton
Accompanist, E. A, Sharpe
Mary Ynchak, Dorothy Bandrowsky, Michael Wasilko, Paul Holubz
American Patrol ............,.................,........................... ....... F . W. Meacham
Pan American Selection ..,. .... ......, E . DeLamater
There's Something About a Soldier .... .... ....................,,.....,.. N o el-Gay
Salute to the Armed Forces-
Marines-Marine's Hymn ..,.............. .................... A rr. by Mayhew Lake
Army-U, S. Field Artillery .... .... B rig. Gen. Edmund L. Gruber
Air Corps-Army Air Corps ......... ,,,...............................,..,,........,.,... R obert Crawford
Coast Guard-Semper Paratus ....................,......,................................., Boskerck, U. S, C. G.
Navy-Anchors Aweigh .,........... ...,....,, Charles Zimmerman, Arr. by Paul Yoder
With Ten Lovely Twirlers
National Emblem ......,..................,,...,....,..... ..............,...,.,,..................., ,.,..,.,. . . . E, E. Bagley
With Drum Major-Harry Hamilton
Majorettes-Sandra Mitchell, Ioan Moors
Star Spangled Banner ............ Harmonized by Walter Damrosch, Arr. by Iohn P. Sousa
FIRST RUNV tlvfl to riglutl: Slim-, loycv lim-Lt-l, ll. llislwi. ll. llmrrsllcr. I. Mui'k. E. Frit-tlliue. SECOND RUVV: ltirliler, 'l'lmnia
n Sl N M l M l ji 'I'Illl'll l'flXV N "VI " M l It In Ah an K l' dll '
erm . :i V. .it , 1- .'i.i . t t . ,um 5 ,u isa. is: 1. s in . . 'ire 'nu Sharpe. Nungls,
Left to right: Hassenplug, Easton, Flsch, Todhunter, Mangus, McConnell, Markel, Krope, Roberts, Gilbert, Dihert, Sharpe, Kimmel.
ll HTMN ll!-lI.I. FUR SE IIJH5 -A' i'
'k Dramatic Eyefuls 'A'
HCUCKOOS ON THE HEARTHH
A Mystery Comedy
PARKER Wi F1-:NNr:I.I.Y
Director-Byron A. Kuhs
Student Director-Ruth Mangus
Abby Rodick ,.,.,e,,,e,. Elinor McConnell
Lulu Pung Y... ,,e,,, V7,......,, L o is Easton
Charlotte Carlton o7,, Marian Markel
Sheriff Preble e,.... ...Y.oo I ack Kimmel
Don Carlton o,,o ..... I ames Krope
Zadoc Grimes .,...., ,Y,.,,.. W illiam Dibert
"Doc" Ferris ,oo, ,7,. R ichard Hassenplug
The Professor ,.....,.o..,....... Robert Esch
Rev. Clarence Underhill
Beulah Peck .. Elizabeth Anne Sharpe
Dr. Gordon . ,. ,, . .. , Nancy Todhunter
State Trooper ,E,, ,, ,, Ted Gilbert
THEY LE IJ HELPI E Hllltl if -A'
Outstanding among the
groups of the school are the ushers.
To be chosen to this group is a high
honor, as usherships are
through the Girl Reserve merit system.
Throughout the year points are award-
ed on the basis of participation in the
various club projects. Each spring the
merits are tabulated, and the senior
girls who stand highest are given Girl
Reserve pins. The underclass girls with
the largest totals are made ushers for
the coming year.
Before each assembly a "double
buzz" calls the ushers, whose responsi-
bility is to seat four hundred eager stu-
dents quickly and without confusion.
Not only at student functions but also
at every program to which our patrons
are invited, the ushers give evidence
of their efficiency and capability. Find-
ing a seat in the Ferndale auditorium
is not difficult, since these girls are
right there, ready and willing.
lk t l- 'i t 'A' - FlRS'l' ROW ltop to bottoml: Otto, Martin, Saly, Wright. SECO D
F t Nldht lllpPy dKIl3Sk
The senior class gave a magnificent per-
formance this year in presenting "Cuckoos
On the Hearth" by Parker Fennelly. Under
the efficient and capable coaching of Mr.
Kuhs, the cast was always "kept on the
job." At practices between 3:30 and 5:30
one could see all the members devouring
candy, pretzels, or whatever seemed to be
available at the expense of some unlucky
person. Of course practice was not all fun:
learning to talk loud enough, memorizing
lines, repeating scenes, and practicing
stage business filled tedious hours. An at-
tractive stage setting was designed and
constructed by Mr. Wolf with the help of
elective shop students. The cast gave a uni-
ROW: M. Todhun er. . "o uner, eso . a mon . 2 '.
THIRD ROW: Buckel, Shull.
que performance. Marian Markel and Iames
Krope were outstanding in the leading roles
. . . Bob Esch, Dick Hassenplug, and George
Roberts were unforgetable as the "villains"
. . . Lois Easton and Bill Dibert provided
hearty humor . . . lack Kimmel gave a con-
vincing performance as the lunatic and elu-
sive murderer . . . Elinor McConnell, Nancy
Todhunter, Elizabeth Anne Sharpe, and Ted
Gilbert did well in the supporting roles. Ruth
Mangus, the student director, deserves much
credit for her work behind the scenes. These
are now all pleasant memories to the cast.
At both performances each member did his
best to make the play go down as one of
the best Ferndale has ever presented.
if Our Serious Side i'
-k ll Y AT
The days of the Ferndale student are
lively, happy hours, each one treasured as
an unforgetable experience. Study and re-
laxation, triumph and defeat, disappoint-
ment and pleasure, all are combined in a
typical school day.
"By the dawn's early light" those who
live in the out-lying districts crawl out of
bed, and after a hasty departure from home,
finally catch the bus. By the time they ar-
rive at school, the students living in Fern-
dale are doing their first yawning and
stretching. After a mad scramble getting
dressed and dashing down the street, these
individuals experience a narrow escape try-
ing to get in home room just as the last bell
rings. This is done in much the same man-
ner as the early risers catch their bus. When
everyone is at last settled at his own desk,
sighs of relief are heaved. Oh man, what a
way to start the day!
After discussing everything during pre-
paration period from Mary and Bill to a
future Hi-Y dance, students finally get down
to serious work. The school offers courses
to suit the interests of almost everyone-
college preparatory, commercial, home eco-
nomics, manual training, or special art. For
those who make a "special effort" detention
is readily given.
Time flies when one takes part in these
activities, and before anyone expects it the
dismissal bell has rung. With the feeling of
having accomplished something, each one
leaves this "Edifice of Learning" and goes
on his own way. Nothing special, and yet
each moment a lifetime in itself-that's an
average day at F. H. S.
E TEHTAINMENT PL 5
"Friday's fourth" was a high spot in the
weekly schedule of every student at Fern-
dale High School, for then came the as-
sembly. The program this year was ar-
ranged and directed by Mrs. Markle, assist-
ed by Mrs. Blough and Mr. Kuhs.
Student talent provided entertainment
at most of the assemblies. During football
season there were a series of pep meetings
with the cheer leaders in charge. The band
contributed greatly to the spirit and snap
of these occasions. Outstanding among the
other fine student programs were the pa-
triotic plays by the seventh and eighth
grades, the musical quiz when Iack Kimmel
quipped and joked in true "emcee" fashion,
and the senior assembly. Most impressive
of all the student programs was the beauti-
ful nativity play presented just before
Guest speakers at assemblies were
granted eager attention. Rev. I. A. Robinson
of the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethern
brought an inspiring and practical message
at the Thanksgiving program. The sound
advice regarding health given by Mr. Rob-
ert McKinley of the Philadelphia Dairy Asso-
ciation was sugar-coated with delightful
humor. Dr. David Cornelius was a most en-
lightening speaker on the subject of chirop-
ody. It was an honor to have Mrs. Faye
Burchfield read poems form her latest book,
"Dear Iohnny," and everyone was pleased
with her character-revealing sketches.
Paid assemblies for the benefit of the
Reflector fund were varied and unusual.
Chief Red Feather, a full blooded Cherokee
Indian, explained the customs of his peo-
ple and performed several of their tribal
dances in a program that was both educa-
tional and entertaining. Mr. William Neff, a
magician from Indiana, Pa., and his two at-
tractive assistants kept the students amused
and mystified throughout his performance.
Movies were not satisfactory, and in their
place was arranged a program that was
the hit of the year. Mr. D. K. Ernst, known
as a practical psychologist and hynotist,
amazed everyone with his demonstrations.
Bill Dibert, Elizabeth Ann Sharpe, Mary Ann
Marine, Bobbie Koehler, and Don Bowers
were his subjects, and their sub-conscious
responses will never be forgotten by any-
one who was present.
i' All in cr Dcxy's Work 'k
MARCH 13-Basketball Banquet.
Basketball squad enjoys hearty feed at
completion oi season.
MARCH 31-Spring Concert.
Theme "Around the World In Music."
Orchestra, band, choruses, and twirlers
APRIL 22-Girl Reserves-Hi-Y Dance.
Clubs combine to hold a really super
semi-formal dance. Music by Duke
APRIL 28-Senior Assembly.
Rollicking afternoon in which Seniors
dismiss their dignity and provide plenty
of lun and entertainment.
MAY Zl-Baccalaureate Services.
Seniors hear inspiring service and real-
ize their days are numbered.
The eagerly awaited day is here and the
diplomas are finally in the hands of
their respective owners. Quite a climb,
but we made it!
MAY 26-School closes.
The doors close behind us, and we
leave a little hesitantly to face a chal-
lenging World. We know We shall miss
The School, The Teachers, The Activi-
tiesp but most of all, We'll miss YOU.
SE IUH DIARY
SEPTEMBER 1-School Opens.
Leisure summer vacation days are over,
ye old school house beckons us, and we
get down to a regular routine.
OCTOBER 29-HalloWe'en Dance.
First dance of the season sponsored by
Girl Reserves, anxiously awaited by all
"Spooks" and "Goblins" ot Ferndale Hi.
NOVEMBER 5-Hi-Y Victory Dance.
We entertain the Hilltop victors after the
Ferndale-Westmont football game.
NOVEMBER 18-19-Senior Play.
"Cuckoos On the Hearth"-mystery com-
edy by senior class. Chillingly funny!
DECEMBER 9-Football Banquet.
Gridiron "he-men" reap their rewards.
Tums were popular remedy next day.
Girl Reserves' dream fulfilled-juke box,
Christmas tree, greens, and MISTLETOE!
IANUARY 22-Iunior-Senior Party.
Iuniors play host to Seniors. Free re-
freshments. large crowd lget it?l
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WE TAKE I VE TIJHY if if
LOIS ATKINSON . . . Interclass Volleyball-l . . . ROMA DICKEY . . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Girls'
Spring Concert-I . . . Girls' Chorus-l . . . Per- Chorus-Z, 3 . . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Girls'
sonality Club-1. Athletic Club-2, 3.
DORA BERKEBILE . - - Reflector 3, 4 - Courier Lois EASTON , . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . . Courier-
-4 . - . SpringICqnCert-2, 3. 4 - - - Glrl Reseflfes 2, 3 . . . Interclass Basketball-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Irr-
..2, 3, 4 . , . G1rlsICl1orus-2, 3, 4 , . . Secretarial terclass Volleyball-II ZI 3I 4 I I I Spring Concert
C1ub-4---Drt1mC1t1CC1Ub-1.3- -2, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Girl Reserves-
l, 2, 3, 4 , . . Girls' Chorus-2, 4 . . . Dramatic
Club-3 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l.
VIRGINIA BERKEBILE . . . Rellector-Z . . . Spring
Concert-2, 3 . . . Girl Reserves-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girls'
SIIOIIQUTZ' 3' 4 - - - SeC'e'G"i'1l Club-4 - ' ' Cm" LoLA MAY ELLIOTT-Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . . Courier
u -' -4 . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Inter-
class Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-
2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3 . . . Secretarial
ISIQSIQEZBQICKEL -IIIIIIIIc?If!leiQIIi2EfiIIIfiff Z '3' 4 SIUE-5 . . . Girls' Athletic club-1 . . . Photography
, . . . , , , II -I
. . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Spring
Concert-2, 3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-2, 3, 4 . . . Ushers-3, 4 . . . Girls'
Athletic Club-2 . . . Dramatic Club-3. ROBERT ESCH . . . Hi-Y-3, 4, President-4 . . .
Interclass Basketball-2, 4 . . . Spring Concert-3
. . . President of Senior Class . . . Boys' Chorus
BETTY BRENDLINER . . . Interclass Basketball-2, 3 -3 , , . Senior Play-4 , . . Airplane Club-3,
. . . Interclass Volleyball-1, 2, 3 . . . Spring Con- Secretary Treasurer , . . Aviation Science-l.
cert-4 , . . Girls' Chorus-3, 4 . . . Girls' Athletic
Club-l, 2 . . . Secretarial Club-4.
IOSEPHINE FALSONE . . . Spring Concert-3 . .
ARAWANA CARNEY . . . Reflector-4 . . . Spring Gul Reserves-2' 3' 4 - - - Gtfls Chorus-3
Concert-3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3 . . . Drama-
' - . . . ' ' h ' h-1.
"C Cm" 3 G""s A' 'em Ch' ALTA FISHER . . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass
Basketball-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3 . . .
LILLIAN CESLOVNIK . . . Rellector-3, 4 . . . Courier Interclass V0lleYbfIll-1, 2, 3, 4 - - - Spring COP'
-4 I I I Interclass Basketball-1I 2I 3I 4 I I I In- cert-3, 4 . . . SecretaryI of Class-3 . . . Girl
terclass Volleyball-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Spring Concert- Reserves-11 2' 31 4' Pfesldenl-'4 - - -I Ushers-2
3 . . . Girl Reserves-3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-3 . . . - ' - Cheefleqdeffgf 3- 4 I- - - Dfamullc Club-3,
Cheerleader-2, 3, 4 . . . Secretarial Club-4 . . SeC1'9lCU'Y - - - Girls Athletw Club-'L
RICHARD FRAMBACH . . . Hi-Y-4 , . . Reflector
DORIS CLAWSON-Interclass Volleyball-l . . . ln- -4 . , . Varsity "F"-4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 3
terclass Basketball-l . . . Spring Concert-l, Z, 3 . . . Football-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Basketball-3, 4 . . .
. . . Girl Reserves-Z, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-l, 2, 3 Boys' Chorus-2, 3 . . . Orchestra-2 . . . Athletic
. . . Personality Club-l. Club-l, 2, 3, 4.
PAUL CLAWSON - - r Reflector-3' 4 - - - Ht-Y- ROBERT GEISLER , , . Reflector-3, 4 . . . Interclass
4 - - - Courier-4. Assistant Editor-4 - - - Student Basketball-1 . . . student council-1, 2 . . . Varsity
Council-l, 2, 3, Secretary-Treasurer-2 . . . Var- "F"-3I 4 I I I Spring Concert-1I 2I 3 I I I Foog-
Sill' "F"-3, 4 - A - SPTUIQ Concert-1, 21 3 - - - ball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Basketball-2, 3, 4 , . . Iunior
Football-lf 2' 3' 4 - - - Basketball-lf 2' 3' 4 - - ' Class Vice President . . . Boys' Chorus-I, Z, 3.
Secretary ol Class-l, 2 . . . Boys' Athletic Club-
1' 2' 3' 4' TED GILBERT . . . Courier-2, 3, 4 . . . Reflector-
3, 4 , . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Inter-
RQBERT DAUGHERTY I I I Football-1I ZI class Volleyball-2, 3 . . , Band-l, 2, 3, 4 . .
Spring Concert-3, 4 . . . Boys' Chorus-3 . . .
Senior Play-4 . . . Photography Club-3 , . . Dra-
LILLIAN DAVIS-Courier-2 . . . Interclass Basket- matic Club-1 - - - Vice Pfesidenl Of BCtY1d-4-
ball-1, Z, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Spring Concert-l, 3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-
1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-l, 3, 4. RICHARD HASSENPLUG . . . Hi-Y-2, 3, 4, Vice
President-4 . . . Reflector-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Courier
-l, 2, 3 . . . Interclass Basketball-1, 2, 3, 4 . . .
WILLIAM DIBERT . . . Interclass Volleyball-2 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3 . . . Band-2, 3 . . .
Band-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Boys' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Wrestling-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Avia-
Orchestra-1, 2 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Photography tion Science-I . . . Dramatic Club-3, Vice Presi-
Club-3. dent . . . Boys' Athletic Club-l, Z.
WHlI'5 WHI1 if if
SHIRLEY HENNEY . . . Reflector-3, 4 . . . Spring
Concert-l, 2, 3 . . . Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Dramatic Club-l, 3.
ROBERT HESALTINE . . . Hi-Y-2, 3 . . . Art Club-l.
LOUISE HOOVER . . . Reflector-3 . . . Spring
Concert-2, 3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-Z, 3, 4 . . . Clothing 'Club-l . . .
EDWARD HOWARD . . . Hi-Y--3 . . . Interclass
Basketball-2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-
Z, 3 . . . Boys' Chorus-3.
IEAN HUSTER . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2 . . .
Interclass Volleyball-l, 2 . . . Girl Reserves-l, 3, 4
. . . Secretarial Club-4.
WILLIAM IAMES . . . Hi-Y--3, 4 . . . Interclass
Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-
l, 2, 3 . . . Student Council-4, President-4 . . .
Varsity "F"-2, 3, 4 . . . Football-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Basketball-l, 2, 3 . . . Wrestling-2, 4 . . . Boys'
Athletic Club-l, 2, 3, 4.
BETTE IOHNS . . . Interclass Basketball-4 . . .
Girl Reserves-4 . . . Reflector-4 , . . Secretarial
DONALD IONES . . . Aviation Science-l . . . Air-
IOANNE KELLY . . . Reflector-l, 2, 3, 4, Editor-4
. . . Courier-2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-2, 4
. . . Interclass Volleyball-1, 3, 4 . . . Student
Council-Z . . . Spring Concert-3, 4 . . . Girl
Reserves-2, 3, 4, Treasurer-3 . . . Girls' Chorus-
2, 3, 4 . . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Girls' Athletic
IACK KIMMEL . . . Hi-Y-Y3, 4 . . . Rellector-l
. . . Interclass Basketball-4 . . . Interclass Volley-
ball-l, 2, 3 . . . Band-2, 3, 4, President-4 . . .
Spring Concert-2, 3, 4 . . . Boys' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Orchestra-2, 3, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . .
DOROTHY KINDZERA . . . Girl Reserves-Z, 3, 4
. . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Clothing Club-l.
HELEN KINDZERA . . . Courier-4 . , . Girl Re-
serves-Z, 3, 4 . . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Clothing
EVELYN KLAHRE . . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . . Courier
-Z, 3, 4 . . . Band-3 . . . Spring Concert-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Orchestra-l, 2 . . . Girl Reserves-I, 2, 3, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4, Accompanist-Z, 3 . . .
Dramatic Club-l, 3.
IAMES KROPE . . . Interclass Basketball-3, 4
. . . Interclass Volleyball-3 . . . Band-2, 3, 4,
Treasurer-4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 3, 4 . . . Boys'
Chorus-3, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Photography
ELIZABETH LAZER . . . Reflector-4 . . . Courier-4
. . . Interclass Basketball-3, 4 . . . Interclass Vol-
leyball-3, 4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 3 . . . Girl
Reserves-4 . . . Girls' Chorus-3 . . . Secretarial
ELINOR MCCONNELL . . . Reflector--2, 3, 4 . . .
Courier-3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball I, 2, 3 . . .
Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3 . . . Spring Concert-
3, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Girl Reserves-l, Z, 3, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-3, 4 . . . Ushers-2 . . . Cheer-
leader-Z, 3, 4 . . . Dramatic Club-3 . . . Girls'
RUTH MANGUS . . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . . Courier-
l, 2, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-4 . . . Band-
l, 2, 3, 4 . . , Spring Concert-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Senior Play-4 . . . Girl Reserves-1, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Secretarial Club-4
. . . Dramatic Club-l, 3.
MARIAN MARKEL . . . Reflector l, Z, 3 . . . Courier
-1, 2 . . . Interclass Basketball-1, 2 . . . Inter-
class Volleyball-l, 2 . . . Spring Concert-Z, 3, 4
. . . Senior Play-4 . . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-2, 3, 4 . . . Cheerleader-2, 3 . .
Dramatic Club-3 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l.
MARY METZGAR . . . Reflector-3, 4 . . . Courier
-3 . . . Band-3, 4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 3 . .
Orchestra-Z, 3, 4 . . . Girls' 'Chorus-2, 3, 4 . .
Crafts Club-3 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l.
CATHERINE MOONE . . . Interclass Basketball-3
. . . Girl Reserves-2, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3
. . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Dramatic Club-l, 3.
LUCILLE NAUGLE . . . Reflector-Z, 3, 4 . . . Courier
-l, 2, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Band-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Spring Concert-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Orchestra-
l, 2, 3, 4 , . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls'
Chorus-2, 3, 4 , . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Drama-
tic Club-3 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l.
DONALD PETZ . . . Hi-Y-2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Bas-
ketball-l, 2 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2 . . .
Varsity "F"-4 . . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Foot-
ball-2, 3, 4 . . . Basketball-2, 3, 4 . . . Boys'
WH 'l"S WHAT if -k
IAMES PINELLI . . . Hi-Y-4 . . . Interclass Basket-
ball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Varsity "F"-2, 3, 4, President-4 . . . Football
-l, 2, 4 . . . Orchestra-l, 2 . . Wrestling-
l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Athletic Club-l, 2, 3, 4.
ESTHER RHODES . . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Girls'
Chorus-3 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l, Secretary
LEONA RHODES . . . Spring Concert-3, 4 . . . Girls'
Chorus-3, 4 . . . Clothing Club-l.
LURANE RHODES . . . Reflector-2, 4 . . . Courier-
2, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-3, 4 . . Interclass
Volleyball-3, 4 . . . Spring Concert-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Dramatic Club-l, 3.
GEORGE ROBERTS . . . Hi-Y-4 . . . Interclass
Basketball-l, 2 . . . Band-l, 2, 3, 4, Drum Major
-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Varsity "F"-3, 4 . . . Spring Con-
cert-l, 2, 3 . . . Basketball-3, 4 . . . Class
Officer, Vice President-3 . . . Senior Play-4 . . .
Wrestling-2 . . . Photography Club-l, 2 . .
Twirlers' Club-3 . . . Athletic Club-4.
DOROTHY RUBRECHT . . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . .
Courier-2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-4 . . .
Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Spring Con-
cert-3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls'
Chorus-3, 4 . . . Personality Club-l . . . Drama-
MARGUERITE SAINTZ . . . Band-2, 3, 4 . . .
Spring Concert-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Orchestra-1, 2, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3 . . . Secretarial Club-4
. . . Athletic Club-l.
VIRGINIA SANKER . . . Reflector-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Courier-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-
I, 2, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Spring Concert-2, 3 . , . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . .
Girls' Chorus-2, 3 . . . Usher-3, 4 . . . Secretarial
Club-4 . . . Clothing Club-l,
LOIS IEAN SAYLOR . . . Reflector-2, 3, 4 . . .
Courier-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2,
3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Spring Concert-2, 3, 4 . . . Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3, 4 . . . Ushers-2, 3, 4 . . .
Secretarial Club-4 . . . Clothing Club-l . . .
IACK SCHUSTER . . . Hi-Y-2, 3, 4, Secretary-4
. . . Band-l . . . Varsity "F"-3, 4 . . . Spring
Concert-l, 3 . . . Football-2, 3, 4 . . . Basketball
-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Class Officer, President-l . . .
Boys' Chorus-3 . . . Orchestra-l . . . Athletic
Club-2, 3, 4.
DORIS SHAFEER . . . Reflector-4 . . . Courier-4
. . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass
Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 3
. . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3
. , . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Girls' Athletic Club
-l, 3, Secretary-Treasurer-3.
MARY LOU SHAFFER . . . Interclass Basketball-
l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Spring Concert-l, 3 . . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-l, 3 . . . Secretarial Club-4
. . . Athletic Club-l . . . Dramatic Club-3.
ELIZABETH ANNE Sl-IARPE-Reflector-2, 3, 4 . , .
Courier-1, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3
. . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Band-
l, 2, 3, 4, Secretary-4 . . . Spring Concert-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Boys' Chorus-4, Accompanist-4 . . . Orchestra
-l, 2, 4 . . . Senior Play-4 . . . Girl Reserves-
2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Athletic
Club-l . . . Dramatic Club-3.
BETTY Sl-IULI. . . . Reflector-3, 4 . . . Courier
-2, 4, Secretary-2, Editor 4 . . . Interclass Basket-
ball-l, 2, 3 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Student Council-2, 3 , . . Spring Concert-2, 3, 4
. . . Girl Reserves-1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President-3 . . .
Girls' Chorus-2, 3, 4 . . . Usher-4, Head Usher--4
. . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Dramatic Club-3 . . .
Girls' Athletic Club-l.
IAMES ITAGl SIMLER . . . Hi-Y-4 . . . Student
Council-3 . . . Varsity "F"-3, 4 . . . Spring Con-
cert-3 . . , Football-l, 2, 3, 4 . . Basketball-
l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Senior Class Vice President . . .
Boys' Chorus-2, 3.
GEORGE SWICK . . . Hi-Y-4 . . . Student Coun-
cil-4, Vice President-4 . . . Varsity "F"-3, 4
. . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Football-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Boys' Chorus-3 . . . Wrestling-l, 2, 3.
MARIORIE TODHUNTER ...' Courier-l . . . Inter-
class Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball
-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Spring Concert-2, 4 . , . Girl
Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-4 . . . Ushers
-3, 4 . . . Clothing Club-l.
NANCY TODHUNTER . . . Courier-l . . . Interclass
Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-
l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Student Council-4, Secretary-4
. . . Spring Concert-3 . , . Senior Play-4 . . .
Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Girls' Chorus-3
. . . Usher-2, 3, 4 . . . Clothing Club-l . . .
HELEN VERHOVSEK . . . Interclass Basketball-2, 3
. . . Interclass Volleyball-1, 2, 3 . . . Spring
Concert-3 . . . Girls' Chorus-3 . . . Girls' Ath-
LOUISE WINGARD . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2,
3, 4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-1, 2, 3, 4 . . .
Spring 'Concert-l, 3 . . . Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Girls' Chorus-l, 3 . . . Secretarial Club-4
. . . Clothing Club-l.
BEATRICE WRIGHT . . . Courier-4 . . . Interclass
Basketball-l . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4
. . . Girl Reserves-l, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer-l . . . Girls'
Chorus-3 . . , Usher-3, 4 . . . Secretarial Club
-4 . . . Girls' Athletic Club-l.
ROBERT WRIGHT . . . Hi-Y-4 . . . Reflector-l, 2,
3, 4 . . . Courier-l, 2, 3, 4 . . . Band-2, 3, 4
. . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Boys' Chorus-3,
DOROTHY ZIMMERMAN . . . Reflector-4 . . .
Courier-4 . . . Interclass Basketball-l, 2, 3, 4,
Manager-4 . . . Interclass Volleyball-l, 2, 3, 4,
Manager-4 . . . Spring Concert-3 . . . Senior
Class Secretary . . . Girl Reserves-2, 3, 4 . . . Girls'
Chorus-l, 2, 3 . . . Secretarial Club-4 . . . Cloth-
The Staff of the 1944 REFLECTOR gratefully acknowledges the faithful
assistance and willing cooperation of the student body and faculty. We are
particularly indebted to
MR. FRANK KELLER
MR. GRANT CUSTER
MR. BYRON KUHS
MR. BRUCE FISHER
MISS WILMA MOONEY
MR. THOMAS WALKO
MR. LESLIE M. WEIGEL
MR. R. A. HADDOCK
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