Flushing High School - Gargoyle Yearbook (Flushing, NY)
- Class of 1945
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We dedicate this issue of the Gargoyle to the Town of Flushing on
the three hundredth anniversary of its founding. To those of us who, in
years to come, leave Flushing, it will be rernernberecl fondly. To those of
us who remain, it will become more endeared. And for all of us, Flushing
will always be, "Horne Town."
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Ask that Yank on the VVestern Front what he is lighting for-or the
Marine who used to be in your math class-the Air Corps lieutenant who
not so very long ago starred on the high school football team-or any of
the Iohnnys and lacks and Bills who constitute the most powerful lighting
force this world has even seen.
He wouldnlt tell you, "The Four Freedoms." Perhaps he never even
heard of the Four Freedoms-they say that men in foxholes have very little
time to read the newspapers. More likely his reply would be-a movie on
Saturday night with his favorite girl, a big piece of Moni's apple pie or
special chocolate cake, church on Sunday morning with the family and
the choir singing "Rock of Ages," a Giant-Dodger double-header, the
smell of leaves burning on a nippy autumn afternoon-all those and the
thousand more things that mean 'fhome" to him. That would be his way
of expressing all these war aims we hear so much about-home and the old
As he now lights to preserve here at home the things he left, equality
of opportunity, religious freedom, the American way of life, so men strove
for the same ideals when founding this great country of ours. They, too,
suiiercd and died that their children might enjoy equally the abundance
America has to offer, that each man might worship God in the way he sees
tit. They fought to tame a wilderness, to subdue forces that opposed the
building of a civilization for the freedom-loving peoples of the world.
The year 1945 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the founding
of the Town of Flushing. Those years symbolize three centuries of struggle-
then, against nature, a hostile Indian tribe, and all that accompanies the
beginning of a new era-novv, against the forces which threaten to destroy
the rights and privileges we so freely enjoy.
That iight must take place here on the home front as well as on the
battlefields of Europe and the sandy beaches of the South Pacific. VVe are
not called upon to sacrifice our lives, or even our comfort, but we have a
job to do, too, and one that requires our every talent-the job of seeing to it
that, in living, we preserve for them the Flushing they knew, the Flushing
that has been endowed with the heritage of three hundred years.
THERESA EVOLA and EDITH BAYER
.fdncl gfaolfy wofcle Ae Arne, ans! gfaclfy fecA
November 13, 194-1
My calendar indicates that it is time to say farewell to the members of
the class of january 1945. This is a duty which 1 am somewhat reluctant to
perform, as it seems to me that I have just begun to know you as candidates
You and I have just passed through a national election. I am sure that
you sense the problems that arc awaiting solution at home as well as abroad.
You are approaching that stage of maturity in which your opinions on these
important subjects are worthwhile. Your teachers have neglected nothing
which they considered necessary to develop you as well-rounded, well-
informed personalities. As they have done so well with you, I can reason-
ably expect you to do your part in the trying times to come.
Previous graduating classes have never let us down-I know you will
N FOUR YEARS fmore or lessj at Flushing High
you've never glanced above the main entrance doorway?
VVell, then, while you were completely unaware of it, you
have been observed by two little fellows perched above the
welcoming portals of our great school! If you look you will see them. Believe
it or not, they're there.
On the right is Pesty Mistic whose dull old eyes have seen so many
Flushing students that nothing we do would surprise him-or please him.
But on the left is a jolly fellow known as Ozz Tomistie who shares our
jokes, and delights in 'fkeeping up with the times."
One day I happened to overhear them and I thought I'd let you in on
it . . . if you promise not to tell. Here is what they said:
"A fine bunch of kids, this class of '-l5, and theylll be leaving soon,"
"Not soon enough to suit mc!', Pesty seornfully returned.
"You don't like any student from the day he arrives to the day he leaves,"
contended Ozzie, "but these have changed so since they first came that I
thought your opinion might have changed too."
Pesty leered, f'Sure, they've changed-from bad to worse."
"Smile when you say that! QNO, I guess that's too much to ask ....
Well, I admit they were quieter when they entered, but that was because they
were young and frightened. lust think, not long ago this place was being run
by the faculty and these kids were being run ragged by the Seniors. If I only
could have talked to them I'd have told them the facts of life at Flushing
High School. Then they wouldn't have been running all over looking for the
elevators and the pool thatls under the auditorium," mused Ozzie.
"Oh, let 'em suffer," said Pesty grimly.
"I have a hunch they didn't mind too much anyway. A year later they
had their chance to do it to someone elsefl Ozzie chuckled, then continued,
"But between all the fun they worked hard. In their first year they joined
office staffs, helped teachers, got home at 5:15, and were snowed under by
homework. It was a tough job getting acquainted with this school but they
did it and learned to like it."
"Like it?" scoffed Pesty. "Then what the heck were they complaining
about every day for the past four years?"
"Sure they complain-they're only human. But their school spirit has
been tops, dating back to about-why, I know exactly when it began! It was
the day of their first and last boat ride. I was worried about them that day
'cause a storm came up but that just added to their fun, they said." '
"Fun!" grunted Pesty, f'don't they ever think about working a little, too?"
'fOf course they do. Nothing's too much work for them. In their second
year they put all their time and energy into the Soph Hop to raise money
to buy an ambulance for the Red Cross," answered Ozzie hcatedly.
K'It isn't as it was before the war, though. There is a rather subdued
atmosphere," said Ozzie.
"Are you kidding?"
"No, I'm not! It has changed. Thcrc's no more Sniffer' or his little
brother 'P.M. Pranks' But I have to admit that the Dime Dance idea and a
swell baseball team that won the eity championship, and a swell football team
that-wcll they,re swell anyway-more than make up for the absence of
gossip columns," Ozzie answered sercncly.
L'It's all nonsense. School is a placc to study and learn, not to waste
time," charged Pesty.
"VVho's wasting time? These kids have learned something more than
what they could get out of a textbook," maintained Ozzie. "Thcy'vc
learned to work together in harmony and to take responsibility."
'AF or instance?" Pesty scoffed.
"You old skeptic, you! This is one time I can prove my point! In
their seventh term the three C.O. Officers came from the class of '45,
Tony Damato, Evelyn Moberg and Charlie Campbell."
"Give me a chance, will you? Dot Raimo was Secretary of the G.O.
in sixth term and Edith Bayer and Dick Meyer are boy and girl leader of
Arista, and Tony Damato is Chief justice of the Student Tribunal, and
Carl Renneman is Editor of the Forum, Martha Friscia is President of the
Service League, Ioan Ehrlich is Editor of the Gargoyle, and I could go on
indefinitely until I had included almost all the kids in the Senior Class,"
Ozzie staunehly affirmed.
"lust a bunch of politicians! I'll be glad when they leave-though I
suppose the new ones will be worse, if possible," growled Pesty.
"I give up! YOU'RE too far gone. Anyway, I suppose you can't help
it. With a face like yours who could have a cheerful outlook? But you're
not going to change my opinion. I think they're fine and I'm going to miss
them." Ozzie paused, choosing his words carefully, "They've become a
part of Flushing High. They've added to its proud past and set a pattern
for its future. Not only the school has benefited, they have enriched their
own lives by -learning some Math, Latin, Shorthand and Bio, and a few
lessons from the Book of Life."
,me Sl Jaan,
Our friend and adviser,
whose helpful understanding
and gracious Cooperation
have cndcurcd us to her.
CHARLES CAMPBELL I'lDI'l'IrI BAYICR S'iI'EPII1'IN VOYDXI' MARTIIA FRISCIA
President V icc-President Tfeasufcf Secretary
THOMAS P. ALBRECIIT
Quiet, hardworking, and unaffected.
C.O. Agentg Patrolg Folio Agentg
Ofliee VVorkerg Art and Music
ELEANOR L. ANDERSON
Success follows industry.
C-.O. Agcntg Teachers' Aideg Ration-
MARIANNE F. ASTORINO
She quietly works her way to the
Teachers, Aideg Rationingg Knitting
XVM. VVILSON BADEN, III
Unique and witty is our Baden,
Vlfith bright clothes and title QIIIQ
he is laden.
Not often heard but always think-
Tranquil and unaffected, Edith is
blessed with cheerfulness and good
Vice-President, Senior Classg
Forum, Folio, Gargoyle Stattsg C-irl
Leader, Aristag G.O. Council Rep-
resentativeg Reception Roomg Treas-
urer, Etag Vllhite HF?
IOIIN E. BELL' '
A good looking fellow, amiable and
Traelcg Commandosg Patrolg Treas
urcr of Delta Hi-Y.
IVY LEE BENNETT "
Personal beauty is, avbetter introduc-
tion than fhy letter. I 1
Zfjfiqe-'League ..Councilg Sdcretary
Service ,Leagucg F reneh Clubg
lolio 'Literary Statfg Ilonor Roll,
Teachers' AidefPatrolg Administra-
tive ,Qflicel Q
He's never out of focus.
Serviceg YVhite "Fwy Stock Roomg
Football, Sept. 44-lan. '45g Chem-
istry Lab.g Forum Photographerg
Banclg Honor Roll.
For he's a folly good fellow.
Patrolg Laboratory Assistanlg Folio
Agentg Track Team.
Pleasant and frank is she, a sensible
way to be.
Transferred from Vllashington Irv-
ing High Sehoolg Folio Art Staftg
Teacherls Aiclcg Folio Agentg Kappa
ROBERT E. BORNEMANN
He's an A.A.A. man-Athletic, Ani-
bitious and Artistic.
G.O. Office Assistantg Honor Roll.
FLORENCE T. BREAKSTONE
Her flashing eyes, her dancing feet,
her merry smile are quite a treat.
CO. Agent: Forum Agentg Forum
Captain: Library Assistantg Patrol
Cuardg Patrol Captaing Teachers'
Aideg President of Civics Classg
Those cool and lirnpid green eyes.
Faculty List: Folio Agentg XVhite
There's a twinkle in her eye,
And a smile as she passes by.
Administrative Otlice Assistantg
XVhite Cardsg Ilonor Roll.
Good nature is always a success.
Transferred from St. Ioseph's High
RIARTIIA L. BUSH
Nothing is impossible to diligence
Teachers' :Xideg Victory Vfar Bond
Clubg Gargoyleg Aide to Mr. YVar-
ingg YVhite Cards: Rationingg High
Ilonor Rollg Shorthand Awarcls.
Kind and gay throughout the day.
Transferred from St. I3artl1olo1new's
Iligh School: Teaeher's .Xideg Patrol
Truth to all minds tells that in thee
Patrolg Teachers' .Nideg Ilouor Rollg
Cn.-xatnzs C.-XMPBICLL Z
He believes that sinc little boys
can't se n bemmrd.
e" EUZSC 1or Classg Xiiec-Pest
t, .lg Prei ut, Beta I' A g
L1stiee'l'Vibr1 . UTI ' ep
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Forunig Kli1 hry9glyyU
MARY ANN CANNOYA
Stay as sweet as you are.
Teachers' Aidcg Credit Rollg Patrolg
Cvlee Clubg Spanish Club.
ANNIE BIAE COLICNIAN
Letls be merry while we're young.
Teacher's Aideg Served on Board of
Flectiousg Credit Roll.
Smiling, cheerful, always depend'
Nothing about her that isn't com'
Library Squadg Patrolg Rationingg
Beauty, truth, rarity-
Crace in all simplicity.
xlCll1l3Cl' of Zeta Ili-Y: Folio .Xgeutg
Forrun Captain: Patrol.
IOHN A, GARRETT
hffuch mirth and no madness,
All good and no badness.
Patrol, Ofliee Assistant, G.O. Rep
resentative, G.O. Agent, Honor
IRA I. GELB
Veni, vidi, vici.
Arista, Matliematies. lfreneli, and
Latin Awards, Patrol, Bzrseball,
Folio, Forum, and Gargoyle Staffs,
High Honor Roll: Tutor, Color
RITA DOROTHY GILROY
Full of sunshine, always bright,
She fills the dullest room with light.
Spanish Club, Folio Agent, Zeta
Hi-Y, Teachers' Aide.
ENIILY ROSE GODLEXYSKI
E1nily's short, everyone knows,
But HShort and Sweetf' the saying
Teachers' Aide: Patrol, Chorus,
Rationingg XYar Club.
BURTON ALLAN GREENBERG
About as shy as a sailor on a six
Board of Elections: Football. 513,
'44, Secretary and Treasurer of
Delta Hi-Y, QV: Year Graduate,
Circulation Statt of Forum.
Never a worry, never a care
Life to her is a simple affair.
G.O. Agent, Member of Patrol,
Honor Roll: 'l'eaeliers' Aide, VVar
Club, Member of Latin and Greek
Club in Former School.
Full of pep, push, and go,
That's why everyone likes her so.
Kappa IIifY, Secretary to Mr. VVarA
ing, Teaeliers' Aide, G.O. Agent,
Folio Agent, Senior Representative
in Nominating Class Otliecrs.
Toast her, salute her, your banners
1lere's to the priceless American
Entered from Holy Child Academy,
Secretary, G.O., .Associate Editor,
Forum, lfreueli Club, Ofliee XVork,
Student Guide, Grade Adviser's
Assistant, G.O. Agent.
She can't be wrong whose life is in
Zeta Hi-Y, Patrol, Board of Elec-
tions, G.O. Delegate.
They succeed alone who try.
Patrol, Teachers' Aide, Credit Roll.
ALICE E. IIILL
A rose without a thorn.
NYhite Cards, G.O. Agent, Ofliee
XYork, Zeta Hi-Y, Secretary.
Full of the devil,
But dead on the level.
G.O. Agent, Swimming Team,
Viee-President, Lambda Chi Hi-Y,
llealtli Ed. Secretary, Sgt. C,A.P.
XIARY REGINA HOLMES
Now here's a girl who's full of pep.
The word for her is really HEP.
Foruin, Teachers' Aide, Folio Agent,
Ilonor Roll, Rationing, Victory
Gorps, Library Squad, Dramatic
Club, Patrol, Tutor, Theta Ili-Y,
Calmly he looks on life about him.
NORBIA LEE HORN
The secret of her life is in art.
Patrol, Volleyball Club, Scrap-
book Club, Teachers' Aide, Gar-
goyle, Honor Roll, Credit Roll,
Board of Elections.
GEORGE STEPHEN IIUGEL
Dynamite comes in little packages.
Alpha Hi-Y lBasketballj, Patrol,
The deeds of a leader shall live.
Arista Treasurerg Gargoyle, Advertis-
ing Manager, l'resident's Cabinet,
lligh Honor Roll, G.O. 'l'rcasnrcr's
Assistant, Supply Squad, Band,
Tutor, Patrol, Teachers' Aide.
A pleasing girl with pleasing ways.
Senior Chorus, Library Staff, Rag
Good nature and good sense must
Rationing, Nutrition Club, Patrol
As invaluable to friends as he is on
Track, '41, '42, Baseball, '42, '43,
'44, Football, '42, '43, '44, Gym
Secretary, Patrol, G.O. Agent,
Folio Agent, Major "F's."
IOSEPII XY. KALBIAN
A man of good niettle.
MARY A. KARGII
W'orth makes the woman.
General Office Assistant.
GLADYS NIARY KATONAII
Always witty, always charming,
She is really such a darling.
Arista, Seryice League, Iligh Honor
Roll, Gargoyle Stall, Foreign Policy
Association, French Glnb, Victory
Corps: Patrol: Teachers' Aide, Eta
FLORENCE E. KEGZMERSKI
In youth and beauty wisdom is but
YVhite F, Seryiec Cards: Honor.
Credit Rolls, Faculty List, Gargoyle,
Shorthand Awards, President, Ga-
reer Glub, Teachers' Aide, Ration-
ing, Administrative Ofhec.
FRANCIS .X. KIRCHOFP
IIere's a fellow well worth knowing.
Forum Agent: Patrol: Alpha llifY.
MARGARl'1'l' M. KLILVILN
XY7i71SO71lC', refreshing, wholesome,
All this and Kleyeri. too.
Folio Agent: GU. Agent: 'l'utor:
'leacliers' Aide: Library Squad: Garf
goylc Staff: llonor Roll.
liLlZ,XBl'l'l'll Nl. KOCH
She that has patience may compass
Credit and llonor Rolls: Certificates
of Merit: 'l'rayel Club: lfreneli
Club: VVar Club: Otiice Assistant:
'llcaeliers' Aide: Treasurer, Zeta
ller vivacity is heightened by he:
G.O. Oflice .Xssistantr Patrol: Secre
tary, President of lfia lli-Yg Ration
ing: Teacliers' Aide: Credit Roll:
Health of body. peace of mind.
City Champ Baseball Team: Patrol.
Brains and braiyn.
Track rl'Cfl1ll1 Football Team: Patrol:
llonor and High llonor Rolls.
LlRl.X Ll'llC LARRABEIL
So much is a woman worth.
As much as she esteems herself.
G,O. and Polio .Xgentg Drama Club:
Senior Cliorus: Victory Corps: G.O.
Nominating Committee: 'lcacliers'
Xide: Office .Xidez Scryice League.
A most sincere and Charming fier-
Library .Xidep lfolio .X ent: llonor
Generally sfrealsing. she's generally
President of Zeta lli-Y: Patrol:
Board of l'llections: GO. Delegate:
lforum: Polio Xgeut,
BLOSSOXI CXROLINIC I,l+lll"l'lR
Blithe and Bonny.
Folio Agent: Patrol: lilmcrgency
Peace, order, and beauty draw
Rationing: Credit Roll: Patrol:
Kappa llifY: 316 Year Graduate:
Grecian beauty, a keen mind.
Arista: Service League Council:
XVliite "lim: Patrol: Fta lli-Y: Gar-
goyle Staff: Rationing: General Of-
fice Receptionist: lligli llonor Roll.
No one can harm the man who
does himself no wrong.
'llransferrecl from Stuyvesant High
Sehoolg Circulation Agent of the
Iforumg SW Year Graduate.
l'liI'l'ER XY. LOPEZ
An honest man is the king of men,
Football Team, '-IZ, '43, "H: G.O.
.Xgentg II. lid. Secretary: Patrolg
Seerctary of Lambcla Ili-Yg Baud:
Good-fellowship, well-liked by all,
Ifoliog Patrolg Supply Room Squadg
First Aid Squaclg Beta Hi-Yg IIonor
and Credit Rollsg 3Vz Year Gradu-
A corking chap that's always bob-
bing up and down.
Baseball City Champsg Patrol.
She has a gay and friendly winning
A good sport and a true friend-A
Yiee-President of Beta IIi,Y.
OLGA NANCY NIARTINUK
A joyful manner, a friendly smile-
Nancy is really a friend worthwhile.
I"01'lll1IQ Foliog Gargoyle Stailsg G.O.
Couueilg Teaeliers' .Xicleg IIi-Y
Couneilg Sigma Ili-Y: Service
Leagueg Library ,Xiclez Shorthand
Certitieatesg Rationingg Patrol.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful
Zeta Ili-Yg G.O. Agentg Teachers'
,Xiclez Patrolg White Cards.
I Ier ways are ways of pleasantness.
Library Squaclg 'llutorg Teachers'
.Xssistantg Folio Agentg Patrolg Zeta
HiAYg Spanish Club.
Light or dark, short or tall-
Ile sets a trap to snare them all.
Lambda Chi HiAYg Track Tcamg
Patrolg G.O. Nominating Commit-
A cheerful little earful.
Honor Rollg Credit Rollg Rationingg
32 Year Gracluateg Knitting Club..
Crayon, paint and oil-
She'd make them her life's toil.
Eta Ili-Yg Service Leagueg Honor
and High Honor Rollsg G.O. Agentg
l"olio Agentg Forum Agcntg Ration
iugg 'I'eaehers' Aicleg Transit Club.
Wlhere the willingness is great,
The difficulties cannot be great.
Honor Roll, Glec Club, Service
Squad, Service League, Forum Dis!
tributor, IIVCZICIICISI Aide.
IUDITII lXIlC'I'II'VILN g .
One who will cilinib WZ' of
luccessl jj , '
If o 'fleas and willii ess.
YV - resident, Serviee Qi ,,See-
letary, Liberal P yjlris a, XVl1ite
"FH, Circle 'IEE Advertising Man-
ager, Foru1n,'l"olio, Gargoyle, Vice-
President, Sigma Ili-Y.
RICIIARD II. XIICYER
Ile has poise and personality,
Intelligence plus geniality.
Treasurer and Boy Leader of Arista,
Iligh Ilonor Roll, Iustiee, Student
'llribunalg Folio, Gargoyle, G.O.
ILVELYN INIOBILZRG 5' I
She that waseier fa? ,and never
G.O. Viee-Prcfsiclent,fSeeretary, GD.
Representative, Chairman, Secretary
rot Red, White and Blue Party,
'Teachers' Aide, Patrol, President,
Secretary, Treasurer of Theta IIi-'Y.
FLORILNCIC M. INIUELLER
It's nice to be natural if you're
High Ilonor andillonor Rolls, Of-
Hee Aide, Oniieron Hi-Y.
A gay sort of gal, who's everyones
VVhite HIV", I'lO1'lI1H, Folio, Gar-
goyle Stattsg 'Peaeliers' Assistant,
Honor Roll, Ilonor Classes, Folio
Agent, Shorthand Award, Signia
Hi-Y, YYar Stamp Agent.
True happiness is of a retired
G.O. Agent, Ilonor Roll, Patrol:
Orchestra, White Cards, Teachers'
She's charming and gay-
Iler contagious manner brightens
the day., Q
Nlath. futor, Spanish Tutor: Lib-
rary A.'sistaift,.VIIi Honor Roll,
Spanish Club, Pa i'ol,rH. Otliee
Assistant, 3Vz Year Lfraduate.
A gem of great price.
Discussion Club, Patrol, Spanish
Club Secretary, Forum, Gargoyle,
Tutor, Poster Club: Honor and
High Ilonor Rolls, Library Assistant,
Foreign Poliey Representative.
lblistress of herself.
Iunior Chorus, Secretary to Mrs.
Scanlon and Mr. VVaring, Credit
Roll, Patrol, Ofliee Clerk, Teachers'
Wlith humor one may jump the
bumps of life.
Two Years Baseball, City Champs,
Two Years Football, Queens
None but himself can be his parallel.
Patrol, 'I'raek 'l'eam, Captain, Cross-
Beauty is its own excuse for being.
Teachers, Aideg Member of Theta
A friend to 'all, an enemy to none.
Secretarial Assistant to Mr. XVaring
and Mrs. Caiolag lligh Honor
Honor and Credit Rollsg Rationiug'
LAXVRENCE A. O'NEILL
A good start marks the road to suc-
EARL K. OSTROFF
A man of independent mind.
Delta Hi-Yg Honor Roll Cardsg
Patrolg Football Manager.
MARION Il. PARAIOS
Good humor triumphs in her face.
Credit Rollg Teachers' Aide: YVar
Club: Treasurer of Zeta lli-Y.
MARILYN A. PATANE
She is wealthy in her friends.
Member of Sigma lli-YQ Rationing.
She laughs and every word is glad.
'lleaeliers' Aideg Patrolg Stencil Cut-
ter for Student rllribunalg Lunch-
Knowing. easrgoing Rita.
Sewing Clubg 'leaehers' Aideg Ra-
IIAZICL P VEIFFER
She's pre ty to walk with
And witty to talk 1 'tl. .
P ci L
05' e Staffsg White '- 'fF"g Ari aj '
Senior lrom Conn 'tteeg of 4 ,
El ' ' 'Q'W SlSfLlll , X if XY
lf . K ji!
A fellow well liked by the mob,
Baseball. Three Yearsg Captain,
BIARY IANE PIlflRl'I'l'H
She radiates fun from her head to
Faculty Listg XYar Clubg Knit for
Britaing Secretary of Eta Ili-Yg
Servieeg Vice-President of Career
Clubg 'l'eaehersl Aide.
FLORA C. POLETTI
Cheerfulness draws friends.
Rationingg YVar Clubg Teachers'
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pvff' 1 at
Ill? thoughts rdri fcist but his words
r faster. '
Nlirnco SuQjly!Qlygd?Clie1n. Lab.g
XUiity"lf"g lrcsidcutk Cabinet:
Seryiee Leaguyg Patrolg Folio, Gar-
goyle Staffsg Assistant Adv.. Circ-ula,
tion Manager lforuni.
XYILLIAN PAUL POR'l'RUDlL
Citizen of the world.
'l'wo Years Stadium lligh, Tacoma.
'xYashingtong Radio Club.
Diligence is the mother of good
Patrolg Teachers, Aidcg Drainatie
Clubg Credit Rollg Rationing,
Calm, quiet, and known to few,
But those who know her, know her
XYar Clubsg 'l'eaehers' Aide: Knit-
ting Clubg Credit Roll.
GEORGE Il. PYKNIQN
A good name is better than riches.
Aristag Supply Squad: lligh Ilonor
Rollg Folio Advertising Staftg Chein.
Lab. Assistantg Foreign Policy Clubg
llealth Fduealion Secretary.
SARA A. RACANA
Alodestly full of pleasing mirth.
Credit Rollg Victory Corpsg Teach-
ers' Aideg Oflice Assistantg Ration
ingg 120 VVord Certitieateg Short-
Pretty, priceless, and personality-
XVhite, Circle Hl"'s"3 Secretary,
G.O.g Council Represeutatiyeg Cabi-
netg Chairman, Decorations Coin-
initteeg Aristag Adininistratiye Of-
Heeg Foruing Gargoyleg President,
ANNA lXIARIl'I RANIA
Iolly when it's time for fun-
But ready for work when work's
to be done.
Senior Chorusg llonor Roll.
MARION lll+ILl'IN RAY
Kindness in wisdom.
G.O. Agentg lfolio Agcntg Teach-
ers' Aideg Library Squadg Patrolg
A man of independent mind.
liditor, Foruing Track and Cross
Country Teainsg Major "F's"g Caine
era Clubg Gargoyle Photographerg
Beta lli-YQ XVhite "F"g llonor Roll.
A lass of grace.
G.O. Representatiyeg Folio Agentg
XYar Clubs: Victory Corps Mein-
herg Teachers' Aideg Rationingg Red
PAULlNlfl ROSE ROMAGNO
A kind and ,gentle heart she has.
Teachers' Aidcg Rationingg YVar
May the best come to the best.
Transferred from Stuyvesant lligli
Selioolg Circulation Agent of Foruing
Graduate 316 Years.
XYILLIANI GILBIQRT ROSE
Wlilliam rose to six feet. and every
inch a scholar and a gentleman.
Football, Traek Teauig Counnaudosg
Delta lli-Y, SZ Year Graduate.
A quick wit. a light heart, a level
Honor Roll, Stoelc Rooin Squad,
Credit Roll, Patrol: Ofliee Assist-
ant: PS.Xl. Xledal.
CfXRXIlCLL.X Xl. RUSSO
She walks in beauty as the night.
Nleniber of the Iuuior Serviee
League, Serviee Cardsg Credit and
ELILANOR ST. RLXRIIC
All that's good and fair.
Senior Chorus, Vietory Corpsg GO.
.Xgentg Patrol: Teaeliers' Xide.
IOAN V. SANDERSON
ller wit is sharp and keen.
XYliitc Cards, Advertising Agent,
Xlanager. and Feature Writer of tlie
Forum, Viee-President. Zeta Ili-YQ
Delegate to Red, XYliite and Blue
DXYID li. S.-XVIO
Full of pep. push, punch.
Treasurer of Lambda Cliig Traek
Team, Patrolg CO. Agentg Folio
.Xgeutg President of Baud, Lab. As-
sistant: Study llall Seeretary.
Very clever, very neat,
ln our opinion, Flo is sweet,
Xleinber of Oinieron Ili-Yg Library
.Xssistautg Cyin Office Assistantg
Sweet smiling and sweet spoken.
Teaeliersl Aideg Patrolg Foruin Statt.
She is adorned of two most beautif
ful garments: A keen intellect and
Secretary, Arista, Treasurer, Eta
Ili-Y, Transit Clubg Reception Of-
Heeg YYliite 'Tug Cargoyleg Board
of lileetorsg Tutorg Spanish Award.
MARILYN II. SCIIOLZ
A fine exterior is a silent reeonzf
XVliite Card, Glee Club, Patrol:
Xlatli. Tutor, Oiuieron IlifYg Li-
brary Squad, Teaeliersl Aide.
SIMON BI. SCIlNYARTZMAN
A regular fellow, his classmates say,
Wfhat more tribute can they bay?
lligli Ilonor Rollg Football Teaing
Patrol, Tutor of Latin, Pianist durs
As good-natured a soul as ever trod
on shoe of leather.
Patrol, Coinic Clubg Varsity Foot-
ball, '42, '43, '44g Scrap Paper
Agent, Math. Tutor, Foruing VVar
Ioyous as morning.
Secretarial Assistantg G.O. Agcntg
Honor and Credit Rollsg Teachers'
Aicleg Tutor, Service League, Patrol,
Rationingg Shorthand Award.
An honest man and a warm heart
Baseball 'I'eain Two Years, '43, '44,
FLOREN C SK A RQ
Mighty in qu' w ,
But che rfg a ha' y al the ay.
GO. ec ss' tg ti g
Co ei 'I ' ' r
xl l x i
Art is the expression of her soul.
Gargoyle and Folio Art Staftsg
Secretary, Administrative Assistantg
Honor Rollg Credit Rollg Faculty
List, Teachers' Aideg Rationingg
A girl reliable and true-
And furthermore, a scholar, too.
Arista, President of Spanish Clubg
Gargoyle, Scrvicc Lcagucg VVhitc
'AF"g High Honor Roll, Honor Roll,
Secretary of Pan-American Club.
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of
daylight in the mind.
Folio Agent, Patrol.
BICRTRANI ll. STERN
Quiet and efficient-
Isn't that sufficient?
llall Patrolg Credit Rollg Photog-
raphy Staltg Gargoylcg Circulation
If one would search in all mankind
A sweeter girl would be hard to find.
Teachers' Aide, Library Squadg
Theta Ili-Y, Victory Corps, Letter
Vllriting Club, Skating Club.
ARLILNE L. SVVENKEN
An honest willingness to work.
Patrolg Office W'orkg Teachers' Aide,
Rationingg Math. Tutor, Knitting
Clubg Math. Clubg Spanish Medal
and Ccrtificatesg High Honor Roll.
His mirth is like a flash of lightning
that breaks through the gloomy
Football Team, Beta Hi-Y.
An eager, friendly sort of chap
Wfhose graduation leaves a gap.
Beta Ili-Ygxllatrolg Honor Roll.
I l .
M 'J Xd72fyf.1fzH-ff, L. -
A Georgia peach.
Kind and sweet, smart and neat.
Patrolg Secretary for Teacher, Two
TCIIIISQ XVhite Cards.
ROSICNIXRIIL Y. 'l'R.Xl'lRIS
Fair and wise, to heights shelll rise.
Gargoyleg Service League Couneilg
Tutorg Viee-President, Spanish
Cluhg Freueh, Spanish Awardsg High
Honor Rollg Adiniuistrative Office.
Beauty' and grace.
Reflect in her face.
Patrolg Forum Staftg Folio Ageing
Full of laughter and fun.
Forunig GO. Agent: Patrolg Office
Assistant to XIr. Varingg Honor
One of those rare SfX3Cll7'l6T1S'-ll
HaII Patrolg Lab. Squad: Victory
Corpsg Senior Nominating Commit-
tecg Forum Circulating Staftg Math.
lt is the modest who nzalce a real
and safe progress.
Teachers' Aideg Office Assistant:
Honor Roll: Credit Roll: 120 XVord
Certificate in Shorthand.
LOUISE T. VITTORELLI
Ilappmess is born a twin.
Teachers' Aideg Victory Corpsg
Credit RoIIg Treasurer of the
Career Cluhg Ratiouingg Letter
He has the power of holding friends.
Captain of the Golf Teaing Forum
.Xgentg Patrolg Glee Cluh.
XY'hat sweet delight a quiet life
Senior Chorus: Teaehers' Aidcg
Sehool Operettag XYar Cluh.
First in studies, first in sports,
First in the hearts of his fellow
Treasurer, Senior Classg Baseball,
City Chanipsg Aristag Editor, Foliog
Sports Editor, Forulng President,
Beta HiAYg Business Manager, Gar-
goyleg YVhite MF."
CATHERINE B. VVALSH
Wfith ease of body and peace of
Serene and gay.
'I'C2lChC1'S7 Aidcg Spanish Tutorg
Credit Rollg Graduating in BM
IOIIN IOSEPII VVIEGAND
Mighty in a quiet way.
Beta Phi HLY,
EDITH M. CONNORS
Fairer than a clay in Rfay
The Constant Nymph
Quiet and serene,
Her charm is supreme,
Teachers' Aidcg lim Ili-Yg Photog
God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle lines,
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine-
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forgetflest we forget!
From KIPLING,S RECESSIONAL
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H1+:RB1zR'1' A'rK1NsoN LAWRENCE HILL
1osLPH ANNUNA STANLEY HONDZENSKI
WALTER BLIATTY DOUGALL MACDOUGALL
LEXVIS BRoWN NAURICE CYCONNELL
Maxx FURS1' 1oHN RICIIARDS
THOMAS IIANNIGAN RQJBLRT SOBECK
ALBICRT HAUCK ICDXVARD SV EC
Most Popular Boy ......
Most Popular Girl ......
Most School Service, Boy
School Service, Girl
Handsomest Boy .......
Prettiest Girl ......
Baby Girl .........
Best Dressed Boy ....
Best Dressed Girl ....
Friendliest Boy ....
Friendliest Girl ......
Most Athletic Boy. . .
Most Athletic Girl ....
Most Talented Girl ....
Dark Eyes ..........
VVhat Price Glory, .... .
. . .Charlie Campbell
. . . . . . . .Evelyn Moberg
. . . . .Tony Damato
. . . . .Dot Rairno
. . . .Carmella Bucella
. . . . . .Edith Bayer
. . . . .George Hugel
. . . . .Anne Flynn
. . . . .Phil ltlarriner
. . . .Eileen Fantino
. . . .Andy Kalfas
. . . . .Hazel Pfeiffer
. . . . . .George Nuzzer
. . . . . . . . .Clare Gunther
Most Talented Boy .... ,....
1 1 1
. . .Angie lyledea
. . . .Football Team
You're A Sweetheart ........ .... A udrey Schnell
'l'hcrc's a Lull in My Life .......,. Friday Reports
VVho VVouldn't Love You ......... Mr. Esterowit:
Take Me ............,...
Take It Easy ..............
. . . . .Uncle Sam
I Can't Escape You ................. Mr. Harras
There'll Never Bc Another You ............ L. G.
You're Dangerous ................ Wfilson Baden
At Last .....................
A Good lNlan's Hard To Find ....
I'll Be Seeing You ...........
Night Special .......
. . . . . .Diploma
. . .'Nuff Said
. . . . .At Iahn's
. . . . . .Senior Prom
Bright Eyes ....................... Norma Horn
Stop! It's VVonderful .......... Rusty Mac Donald
Ain't XVC the Devils! I I ,,.... ......... ,..... ............ ........ B a l l ot Committee
Xhrllifll Irish Eyes Are Smiling ............
Most Bashful Boy. ..
. . . .lohn Dudley
Most Bashful Girl. . . . . .Barbara Connor
Class Gentleman.. ........ Dick Meyer
Peppiest .......... ..... L il Kopenhoffer
Class Casanova .......
. , . . . .Larry Hill
Class Cut-up, Girl .................... Pat Lieb
Class Cutfup, Boy ................ Steve Szambel
Class Molto. .Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers
Class Flower ....
Class Colors .................
..Red and White
Favorite Song .,.,...... ..... I 'll Vlfalk Alone
Favorite Band ......,.... ..... G lenn Miller
Favorite VV oman Teacher. . . . . .Mrs. Kiessling
Favorite Man Teacher ..... ...... M r. Esterowitz
Favorite Moving Picture ......... Going My Vlfay
Favorite Radio Program .,...... Bob Hope's Show
Favorite Sport ......... ....,. .... S w imrning
Favorite Pastime ..... ...... .... D a ncing
1 1 1
. . . .Graduating
. . . .Ioan Ehrlich
So Proudly VVe Hail ..................... Arista
Take Me Out To The Ball Game .... Sev Laliberte
99 4-lfl00f5g Pure .......... Typical F.H.S. Senior
Young Man VVith A Horn ..... "Hot-Lips" Hunter
Invitation To The Blues ............ English 8-8
Is You Or Is You Ain't. ..
One In A Million. .......... .
Sweet And Lovely ....... ....... R enee Hallahan
Happy A'Daze", ...,............... Vlfolfie Pores
It Could Happen To You. . .Flunk English Regents
I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues ........ 60'Z,
My Devotion ..................... , .... F.H.S.
The Dreamer .....,............... Steve Voydat
Sophisticated Lady ......... .... G race Tripp
Blues In The Night ................. Homework
Everything Happens To Me ........ Iudy lklethven
, . . . .Clare Cosgrove, lack Garrett, Ioan Sanderson
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Athletic and extra-curricular activities have at all times assumed a sig-
nificant plaec in the life of a Flushing High School student. They give the
student the opportunity of developing his talents and spending his time in
a manner which is profitable to himself and his school.
Sports arouse in the student an interest in our players and games, which
has been the main factor in bringing about our celebrated "school spirit."
Our wide field of sports fosters habits of fair play that will remain with us as
we go out into the world to new achievements.
The Forum and Folio serve the dual purpose of providing the student
with enjoyment and giving him the opportunity to have actual experience
in writing and publishing. We who have toiled to add to the captivating
charm of the Forum or Folio appreciate the drudgery that is represented in
the work of our fellow students.
The student with excess energy aspires to become a member of Arista,
the Service League, Victory Corps, or Mimeograph Squad. The members
of these organizations contribute their time, ability, and knowledge unsel-
fishly for the benefit of the school without asking for commendation or
The Chorus, Band, and Orchestra are organizations which provide an
effective means of furthering our appreciation of music. They give us an
opportunity to display our musical talents to satisfy not only ourselves but
also those who, perhaps, are not musically gifted.
All these activities have given us immediate pleasure and have fostered
character traits which will stay with us and will bear the stamp of Flushing
High School ideals.
STU I DNN' I '
A IIXIICC nczufxlm
Assocnxrn En1'roRs-RUTH PRETZAT, SONIA BAKKE
ADVERTISING-RlCHAl1D HUNTER, Chairman, Ira Gelb, Benard Fried,
Lillian Logothcti, Iudith Spina .
ART-ROSEMARIE TRAERIS, Chairman, Norma Horn, Lndrnilla Klccka,
lohn Sirnsack, Lila Spacth
BALLo'r AND BIOGRAPIIY-HAZEL PFEIFFER, Chairman, Eileen Fantino,
BUSINESS-STEPHEN VOYDAT, Chairman, Ivy Lee Bennett, Helen Couture,
Iohn Garrett, Iudith Mcthvcn, VVolfert Pores, Simon Schwartznlan
LITERAR1'-EDlrl'H BAYER, Chairman, Theresa Evola, Dorothy Railno
PHOTOCRAPIIY-IIICIIAIRD MEYER, Chairman, lack Moe, Bert Stern, VVal-
lace Kandel, Carl Renneinan
QUo'rA'1'1oNs - PEARL NONIN, Chairman, Catherine llallahan, Mary
Holmes, Gladys Katonah, Nancy Nichols, Grace Tripp
SECRHTARIAL - MARTHA F RISCIA, Chairman, Martha Bush, Florence
Keczmerski, Olga Martinuk, Claire lVIulholland
FACULTY Anvrsrcns-Margaret Cathcart, Art, F. V ix ien Petrie, Raymond
Olldfff ,UM CU16! j5fCl,lflfLelfLt
E, THE SENIORS of the class of Ianuary '45, being of
sound minds as we ever have been, do hereby will and be-
g queath the following:
it 1" J - ' ,
To Mrs. Kzesslmg Our deepest thanks for faithful guid-
ance, and memories of moments enjoyed-and otherwise.
To Dr. Walsh-Our appreciation for his patience and understanding.
To Mr. Esterowitz-A subscription to the Daily News.
To Mrs. Smeltzer-A gym class of girls, fully prepared, fully awake, and
without red bows in their hair.
To Mr. Cvrossfeld-A class that appreciates Burke, and a pair of hand-
stitched orange plush shoes.
To Dr. Lieber-The geometry on a waffle iron.
To Harry-A dime-dance that ends on time.
To the Lunchroom-Air-wick.
To the Forum Office-Space.
To Norma Singleton-Tony "Tomats" D31ll3tO7S Student Tribunal stole.
To the F reshies-Nerve pills and good luck . . . they'll need them both.
To Vic the Photographer-A pound of Swiss.
To Ioan Simmons-Dot Raimols decorating technique
To a Deserving Nlale Student-Larry Hill's checked vest and Rusty Mc-
To the Library-The book i'How to Chop Wood" by Charlie Campbell.
To the Next Senior Class-The '4Gargoyle," a prom, and Friday Reports.
In witness whereof, we do hereby subscribe our names and affix our
seal on this, the 30th day of Ianuary, Anno Domini, 1945.
THE SENIOR CLASS
Qperl DOT RAIMO
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