Francis W Parker School - Record Yearbook (Chicago, IL)
- Class of 1948
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The little school on Grant Place can no longer be considered a novelty.
The Spirit ot Parker in its all embracing manner, has made it a definite and
necessary part of the school. However, to many of us it is still a symbol of a
larger dream: the day in the future when its modern sister school is completed.
PATRICIA O'REGAN, SUE SMART
PUBLI CI TY EDITOR
FRANCIS STRAUS, TOM CARROLL
CAROL SCHRADZKE, MURRY WORK, ALEX BEIL,
IEAN RAMBAR, LOIS WRIGHT, DONNA MILLER,
FRED MEINE, EDWARD BRIGHT, DAVID PAIN
FRANCIS W. PARKER
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THE PARKER F MILY
The companionship of parent, student and teacher has always
made up the Parker we love and now, regretfully, must leave.
Parkers very foundation is on the principles of cooperation, help-
fulness and deep understanding. We feel, though, that in a troubled
time, following a disastrous war, when bitter cliatribes against educa-
tion are being hurled from all directions, it is well to state again
that Parker principles are a vital, living force.
We, the Class of '48, feel that Parker has given us a great dealp
that our parents and teachers alike have always made us feel adult
and like equals, so that now we can take our place in a troubled
world with some degree of assurance.
For these reasons we dedicate our RECORD to the PARKER
When the Parker student of 1947-8 gets his Record, he first hunts out
every picture of himself in it, and then uses it to collect autographs. But by
the time he gets around to reading the text - this, for instance - he may
begin to put the Record to its longer-range use. He is likely to look at the
shot of the Harvard game and say, "O yes, that was the game that .... "
And by the time he looks at the Record when he is home from college his
comment will become, "Lets see, l948g wasn't that the year when . . . ?"
Well, what has made this year memorable? Mostly, l think, an increased
interest on the part of first one group and then another in doing all sorts of
things that the rest of the school would profit by, or be proud of, or enjoy:
. . . The Seniors, in the very opening Morning Exercise, at their own sugges-
tion, at once given to their little brothers and sisters and by them triumphantly
led off to the lower grade rooms .i.. The Ninth Grade tweather and the
Police Department cooperating? organizing an out-door County Fair such as
none of us could remember .... A Midsummer Night's Dream, with its
graduate-coached fairy ballet, the Mendelssohn music by the student-parent-
friend orchestra, the better-than-professional costumes designed and sewn
by the devoted Mothers' Committee ....
It has also been a good year competitively, and the class of 1948 has
done its part well. When last year's outstanding athletes graduated, no one
thought that even Coach and Mr. Horween could develop a team that again
this year would make a strong bid for the championship. And in scholastic
competition, too, the class has won distinction. Both the representatives whom
it sent into the Pepsi-Cola competition placed in the highest tenth in Illinois
and in the country, one of them, as you know, was one of the two winners
So on many counts 1947-8 has been a good year, and the Class of '48 a
good class, and to both we say farewell with pleasant recollections and with
warm appreciation for what they have done for the Parker record.
Herbert W. Smith
Mr. Griffith, Mrs. Wallis.
ENGLISH AND SOCIAL
Miss Cornell, Miss Whipple
MATH AND SCIENCE
Mr. Oestreicher. Mr. Meyer
Dr. Richard. Mr. Barrows.
MR. H. W. Smith
Miss Lindsay. Mrs. Collier
Miss Hudson, Mrs. Adler.
LOWER SCHOOL GRADE
Seated: Miss Greenebaum.
Miss Davis. Mrs. Moen. Miss
Marshall. Standing: Mrs.
McNeilly. Miss Walker. Abs.
-Miss Lyden. Mrs. Martin.
Miss Flickinger. Mrs. Turz-
Miss Ptammatter. Mrs. Bab-
cock. Mrs. Mulcahey. Miss
Johnson. Mrs. Locher. Miss
Eustace. Tom. Iulias.
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Miss Fanning. Miss Gustav-
son. Miss Claussenius. Mrs.
Hirsch. Mr. McMurtry.
Seated: Mrs. Shonteld. Mrs.
Tillman. Miss Brickland.
Standing: Mr. Long. Mr.
Negronida. Mr. Larsen.
Seated: Miss Smith. Mr.
Barnes, Mr. Negronida.
Mrs. Richard. Standing:
All of Nature runs in cyclesg everything has a beginning, a
middle and an end and, as soon as the end comes, there's a
new beginning. There is always the new to take the place of
the old. So it is with Nature, and the seasons and so it is, we
feel, with school. September is a new beginning for the
children of the very lowest grades and, as they come back
each year, moving from grade to grade, they become likened
to the other months ot the school year, in March, along with
the Spring, the Freshmen seem to be becoming older in their
new high school life but they are just budding, it is in june,
with the Seniors that the flowers show real promise of maturity,
as they look on the world with a new eye . . . yet, in just a
few months there will be new Seniors . . . and new kinder-
garteners . . . and so the cycle begins once again.
I held a jewel in my fingers
And went' to sleep.
The day was warm and winds were prosy,
I said " 'Twill keep."
I woke and chid my honest lingers-
The gem was gonep
And now an amethyst remembrance
Is all I own.
"Happy Birthday. dear Penny
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Tell me cx story"
First table: Heil to right! Friedberg, T. Hirsh. Kreeger. Monroe. Second table: Mrs. Martin,
Martin. Gradman, Edison. Painting: Wright. Back lable: S. Griffith, Graham. Miss Wexler.
LG ER KI DERGARTE
The lunior Kindergarten has
done many nice things this year.
For the Pet Show we brought
our fishes, turtles, dogs and cats.
On the stage we told all the things
our pets could do.
At Christmas time we filled
stockings with candy tor Toy Shop.
We had a lot of lun dancing for
Santa Claus, too, at the party the
Seniors gave for us.
For Valentines Day we made
candy tor our parents. First we
went to the store and bought all the
things we would need. When we
came back to school we made the
candy ourselves. Everyone agreed
that it was very good.
We were all very happy when
Spring carne because then we could
play outside in the sunshine almost
every day. Then We learned some
new songs about the Spring and the
birds. Whenever we would take a
walk we would sing our new songs.
We went a lot ot places on our
walks. We walked over to the
flower house and saw all the pretty
We liked lunior Kindergarten.
On rug: A. Griffith, M. Gerughty. Ricardo. Blatherwick. On floor: Vincent, Barnes, Hughes.
By piano: Blouke, Forsen, Flynn, Van Dellcm. Back table: Hcmig, Borcvsky, McGuinn,
Dunkes, Miss Becker, Miss Lyden. Al tree: Punterney. Bueler. Front table: Cashim,
Zechmeister, Bull. Porter. Forney, Wallace, Miss Krauss.
UPPER KI DERGARTE
The Kindergarten is a very
happy grade and has done many
wonderful things this year. We have
two pet mice, Brownie and Betsy.
We Watch them carefully and have
found out many things about them.
They eat nuts and corn and lettuce.
When we have it We give them
cheese. They live in a nice big
cage. We put cotton in the cage so
that they can make a little nest. Mr.
Meyer shows us movies sometimes.
They are about lions and bears. We
liked the movies so much that after-
wards we played lions and bears.
ln the spring we went to the zoo.
We read a story about 'Rag-
gedy Ann". On Valentines Day we
made a valentine box and put all
our friends' Valentines in it. Our
favorite holiday was Easter. We
dyed eggs many pretty colors.
All in all weve had a go,od year.
We are now getting ready- tor First
I-'ront row: Ncxkane. Florsheim, Bloch fComm. of Four membersl. Second row: I. Hegner CCo-
Head of Lunchrooml, Hollender CSocial Comm. Chuirmcml, Eisendrath CPresident of Student
Governmenil, Mixon CSecretaryJ, Greenspuhn KCQ-Head of Lunchrooml. Third row: Cotton
U..ibrary Comm. Chuirmanl, Reif lHead of Budgeting Comm.J, Meyer fMorning Ex. Comm.
Chairmcmi. Straus lRelief Comm.J. O'Regan lComm. of Four mernbersl. I. Stone fHead ot
STUDE T GGVER ME T
Student Government this year has had the usual amount of criticism, but
on the whole it has run very smoothly. The committees kept within their
budget and functioned in a parliamentary fashion. A clever scheme for
raising money .to increase the sinking fund was initiated by the students and
put into practice. Study-halls were run on a cooperative student-teacher basis.
The idea of having a used-book store worked very satisfactorily and the above
mentioned increase materialized into a pleasant reality.
The year was an orderly one with singularly little bombast or theatrical
effects. A great deal of hard, earnest work was put in by the committees
and the year was a busy but hardly experimental one. The new House
Committee had a chance to function properly and the zero hour system was
instituted in place of the old work hour. Both seemed to be successful solu-
tions to the age-old problems of penalties. The assembly behaved and acted
with a reasonable degree of maturity. While the out-side world raged the
battle of election year, our Student Government proceeded calmly through a
We have come a long way this year in making Parker's social life more
varied and interesting. We proved that informal gatherings could be just as
successful as the traditional dances. We have instituted a new form of group
activities that surpassed in many ways the old style. ln our club form each
student participated rather than going to be entertained by a few, and usually
the same group of students. At Parker the size and facilities have made it
possible to have a really fine and all embracing social life. However, it is
always the students in the final analysis who make or break the school
activities. This year the group of students has been helpful and cooperative
to a high degree. We feel the aims we started out with have been fulfilled
This year the Morning Exercise Committee has tried to reach two main
goals. lt has striven, through a series of Parker Parents lectures on different
vocations, to give students a small picture of the types of work that may await
them in future days. It has also tried to give as many students as possible
an opportunity to take part in an exercise. With the French, Spanish and
German classes giving plays, the language departments were better repre-
sented than they have been for many years. ln all its aims we feel that
the Morning Exercise Committee has been successful, at least to an extent.
There has been seriousness, reality, humor, and imagination all combined
to make this a harmonious and happy year.
"Come play with us"
Halloween . . and eerie strangers haunt the school
I have two kittens"
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At free: Weis. F airbcnks. Iltis. Miss Flickinger. Library comer: Gronner. Gibson. First row:
Thomas. Bosca. Mora. Second row: Gooden. Deutsch. Hohner. Reilly, Shuter. Highstone.
Third row: Weber. Deusch. Scola, Peterson. Hardy. Miner. Hoskins. Mrs. Haas.
FIR T GR DE
FIRST GRADE DIARY
We took a tour of Francis Parker
rooms and shops. We had a bubble
We brought our pets to Pet Show.
We visited the Anti-Cruelty Society
and made silly hats for County Fair.
We acted out 500 Hats for Book
Week. We visited the library. Our
parents came to school at night.
We made toys tor Toyshop and
danced at the Santa Claus Party.
We studied about City Helpers and
visited the Bowman Dairy.
We invited our mothers to Valentine
tea. We went to the Salerno Butter
We dyed Easter eggs, and planted
bulbs. We read to the Second
We had our Spring Vacation.
We spent a day on a farm. We
made plans for the summer. Now
we can read and write.
First row: lnearesl cameral Smoler, Wright. Burdahl. Second row: Hacing camera! Kimball,
Hornstein, Ruttenberg, lback to camera! Makler, Giulbert, Scala, Snider. Third row: Uacingl
Short, Friedberg, Hirsh, Rosenfield, Bowman, Blouke, lback to cameral McGuirm, Shrop-
shear, Gradmcm. At tree: Weaver, Hirsch, Lewellan, Van Dellan.
September and We brought
our pets to show.
Each day to study weather
We watched the wind blow,
County Fair came and We each
made cute, little hats.
October brought us to school
as Halloween cats.
November and Thanksgiving and
We studied the Potowatomi.
December and We were busy with
the Santa Claus party.
Gone is Christmas and
time for valentines.
Right after that We Wri
And now it's time for
Dad's day comes and
End ot school!
Coach's-before the game Watch that plunge!
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Front row: Reil, Florsheim, Eisendrcxth CCupt.l, Noyes, I. Hegner, Carroll. Second row:
Borovsky, Dettmers. Railton, Abelson, Horween, Heller. Sher KMgr.J. Third row: M.
Hegner, Kemp, Straus, Ascher, Nelson. Fourth row: Lone, Bluckeier, Greenspuhn. Lesermcm.
This year's football team started out the season with
the players and the school none too optimistic about our
chances for a successful season, many valuable players
had graduated and no one thought we had a chance.
This was not the case. The squad consisted of twenty-
three fellows, one of the largest squads that Parker has
ever had. We Won our first three games to everyones
surprise. Our next opponent, Harvard, had a very good
team. We played well but were defeated 14-6. We
didn't slacken though and We won our next game against
Luther. Our last game, Concordia, was very exciting.
lt was the hardest competition of the season. lt was close
but We lost 6-U. Our successful season was due to the
outstanding coaching of Mr. Horween and Barney
Front row: Friend, Thorsen. Bullis. Sione, Delclcey, Couch Long.
Second row: Elden, Homstein, Trxxay. Pfcxelzer. McCall, Goodharl.
Front row: Sokolec, Drafikorn. Ireland, Latturner, Sokolec, Goles, Kner. Second row: Stein-
meier, Davies, Meyer, Marycm, Brix, Shapiro. Shcdton. Third row: Wilson. Negronida.
Rexiz, Gould, Coach Larsen, Kearns. Rosenberg, Davis.
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Clockwise: lbeginning with girl in trontl Lewis, Gooden, Rittmiller, Brown, Kearns, Fairbanks,
Owings, Schlossberg. Wallertein, Sideman. Meyer. Goles, Colas. Standing: Faherty.
Kempner, Hanson, Bayard, Coughlin, Lindberg. Gray, D. Richard, P. Richard. Mrs. Moen.
Abs.-Creange, Geraghty, Shamberg. Meites, Potts.
Our Third Grade is a happy
group composed ot sixteen peppy
boys and eleven lively girls who
joined us since school started last
We are studying this year about
Chicago. We have learned many
interesting things, among them the
development ot our city's Water
system. We also made a map of
North America showing the journey
ot Marquet and Ioliet. We have
taken trips to the Academy of
Science, Marshall Fields tur shop
and the Wrigley bldg. Also we Went
to the Historical Society, and the
Chicago Avenue Water plant. These
excursions were both educational
One ot the things that we are
very proud ot is the curtains tor our
south room. When We came in
September this room had no curtains
at the Windows. We made our own
with the help ot Miss Clausenius.
Each boy and girl helped and We
are very proud ot our curtains, We
hope that they will hang at the Win-
dow tor a long time.
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Front row: Buck, Strauss, Miner, Meyer, Rueben, Williams. Second row: McCall, Miss Davis,
Adler, Platt, Tannenbaum, Tompkins, West, Willson, Ehrlich. Third row: Highstone, Deutsch,
Finn, Combleet, Altman, Shropshire. Rosenberg. Hardy, McDaniel. Abs.-Delacey, McGuinn,
FO RTH GRADE
Which grade has the most fun?
Who has the most wonderful room in
the school? The Fourth Grade, ot
We have a stage, a balcony, a
group room, a sun room, a cloak
room, a hide-out and a fire escape.
From our sun room we can see the
falling rain and snow, the birds and
the planes. ln the group room we
show movies, slides and stills, listen
to music. On our stage we give our
famous Greek plays, our puppet
shows and do all kinds of recitations.
The Fourth Grade has many
privileges. Small groups go alone
to the library and the entire grade
goes -twice weekly. We go twice
monthly to the Art Institute and
symphony programs. Often we go
to some of the High School plays.
We are asked to be in all the school
drives, too. We have lots of lun at
the parties we give for our big sisters
ln the Fourth Grade we have
lots of opportunities and we've en-
joyed ourselves very much.
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THE ENIGR CLASS
PRE E T
A MIDS MMER
IGHT, DRE 9'
by WILLIAM HAKE PEARE
Alter having the usual round of "sound and fury" the Senior Class Caided
by the gentle hand of the tacultyl chose the play "A Midsummer Nights
Dream" by William Shakespeare. It was a sure success as it has been for
years in high schools all over the country. However, it was especially
adaptable to our class which runs more to hard, interested Workers than
prima donnas. In this play there were a good many chances to shine to a
larger or lesser degree. The best thing about the Senior Play is that the class
becomes a closer, friendlier unit with a real interest in each other.
"I go, I go." "Lovers, to bed"
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First row: Hrom leitl M. Reitz, T. Shaiton, Thwaites, P. Negronida. Second row: Makler.
Friend. Gronenberg, Brock, Voynow, Van Dellan. Third row: Adams, Hirsch, Porter, Brady,
Rhymer, Wilson. Fourth row: Wahl, Cottle, Staalsen. Kaspar. Standing: Shropshear.
Abrams, Kearns, Busch, Davis, Franks, Fristrom, Kellar, McCall, Kner. Cohn, Wallerstein.
At desk: Mrs. McNeilly. Abs.-Schwartz, Taylor.
Lively iiith graders are we.
Soon through grammar school we'll
Toward a higher goal We strive,
We, the class of '55,
On to high school We will climb,
Through the books and passing time.
Soon we'll be the Senior class.
Ohl what fun for lad and lass!
Being "Fresl'1ies", o what a thrill
Now comes all the work and drill,
X plus Y and Y plus Z
Doesni make much sense to rne,
When we leave old Parkers walls,
lt's winding stairways, noisy halls,
Well look back at all the fun
And see what school for us has done
Front row: Geiger, Loeb, Kaiser, Taylor, A. Deutsch, Mrs. Turznik. Second row: Bloch.
Worters, Miller. Stein, Martin. Third row: Oppenheimer, Barth, Mixon, Unger, Stone. Stand-
ing: Ramm, Walker, Finn, McDowall. Chapin, Lassers, Danzig, Bright. Fairbanks, A. Lack-
ritz, Beasley, S. Deutsch. Abs.-Steele, McGuinn, I. Biel.
ln September the teacher
Rang her bell,
To tind us happy and
With study ot Persia
And themes to Write
We were always busy
From morn till night.
We learned "reading and
Vifriting and 'rithmetic".
Not once did we see the
Old hickory stick,
This year We had
The Persian play.
With thanks to Mrs. Geraghty
lt really was O. K.
We had lots of parties
Some were very good.
We'd have given many more
lt only we could.
So its good-bye
To Sixth with hello to Seventh
Iust think pretty
Soon it will be Eleventh!
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Front row: D. Dcmkes, I. Stone. Fay Cheudl, Hirsch, Miller. Second row: Mixon, Stern
I. Elden. Davies, Lipsey.
BURNING THE CHRISTMAS
CANDLE AT BQTH
Let's all clap.
Up, up and away!
"Watch that man"
Front row: Rodgers, Shalton. Second row: Schonleld, Rosenberg, Tompkins, Schraeger.
Third row: A. Loeb, Wilson. C. Sokolec. Fourth row: Muelhoefer, Moholy-nagy, Kner. Fifth
row: Kauffman, Williams, Kearns. Standing: Pfaelzer, Miss Marshall, Patch, Oppenheimer,
Rittmiller, Faherty, Simkins, Miller, Chermayofl, Brix. Davis. I. Sokolec. Shapiro. Abs.--Petit.
EVEN TH GRADE
The Seventh Grade has had a
good year as a total. The play
"Pedro Segundo" turned out pretty
Well. Science has been interesting.
The Seventh Grade boys basketball
team tried hard but lost all six
games. The future tor the baseball
season looks pretty good. Of all our
subjects Social Studies has been one
ot the most interesting. Social
Studies is taught by our grade head
Miss Marshall. Our topic is Latin
America or countries "south of the
border". We learned about the
Conquistadores who tried to take
tull control over the "New World"
after Columbus discovered it.
Dancing class is fun. We have
learned the jitterbug, tox trot and
waltz so tar. The Social Committee
has planned some excellent parties
this year. One Was a County Fair
party. We have had some movies.
They have been mostly about Latin
America. One especially good one
Was about the Pan-American High-
We hope the rest of the school
has had as good a year as We have
Pre-game practice "With Cl 'Ph wih Uh 'A'."
QC " TEAM BASKETB LL
The 1947-48 edition of the Parker basketball team was highly satisfactory
and pleasing to everyone concerned even though our record was not too
impressive. The team was rather green, having only one member of last
year's regulars returning, but We improved steadily With every game. The
team ran into some early season injuries that might have caused some trouble
had not Coach pulled a couple of magic hat tricks to pull us over the rough
spots. We lost a couple of heartbreakers to U-High and North Park. In
all our games, however, We put up a good fight. We had a large team of
Well trained players of equal ability who all participated and received bene-
fits from the seasons games. In conclusion we wish to thank Coach Long for
his untiring efforts to make a group of green individuals into an experienced
A" TEAM SCORES
Parker .,.... 23 Latin . .. 21
Parker ..,,.. 38 Christian 45
Parker .,.... 38 Todd . ,. 32
Parker ...... 39 Wheaton 32
Parker ....., 43 Luther .. 33
Parker ...... 35 Harvard 48
Parker ....,. 32 North Pk. 34
Parker ...... 25 U. High ,... 26
Parker ...,.. 44 Concordia 80
Parker ...... 40 North Shore
Parker .,.... 26 North Shore
Parker ...... 38 Alumni ....
Front row: Reif, Stone. Blacketer
fcaphl. Greenspahn. Second row:
Work, Eisendrath. Heller, Hirsch.
Mr. Long. Third row: Sokolec, Leser-
man, Straus, Oestreicher.
Front row: Mahoney. Thorsen. Pritz-
ker, Ballis. Freeman. Second row:
Delacey. Nakane. Dettmaers fco-
capt.J. Grant. Friend. Third row:
Kemp. Young. King. Mr. Negronida.
Elden. Pfaelzer, McCall.
Abs.-Aaron fco-capt.l. Weinrott.
Front row: Williams. Negronida.
Reitz. Ireland. Second row: Rosen-
berg, Maryan, Davies. Brix, Sokolec.
Sokolec, Shaiton. Third row: Wilson.
Kner, Meyer. Steinmeyer. Coach Lar-
sen, Iames. Shapiro, Davis.
A quick cram for exams
And the fair Sudabcr shall be my queen."
Front row: Ireland. Second row: B. Draifkorn, B. Stein, P. Davies. Steinmeyer, Third row:
Geraghty, Iames, D. Reitz, W. Meyer. Hassen. Fourth row: Hancock, R. Negronida. Hersey
Fifth row: Maryan. Shapiro. Oestreicher, N. Shroeder. Sixth row: Sawyier. B. Shroeder
Latturner. Mayer, Thwaites. Seventh row: Ioannides, Catanzaro, Stone. Gould, T. Kearns
Standing: Miss Greenebaum, Bernheimer, Schwartz, Checkers, Halperin. Luddman, Meine.
Franks. Dickerson. Goles. Lee. Abs.-King.
Iust "for the RECORD" it might
To know that we Eighth Graders
had our troubles too.
With common rocks, columnar sec-
tions, and Highwood profiles
lt seems that through geology We
have come miles.
ln math We did percentages, areas,
The answers we got were brilliant
Our teacher Was Miss Greenebaum,
and she was tine,
That is, if you got your Work in
Every other Friday was dancing
We marvelous people learned our
We had music, art, play and gym.
Most anything to tultill any
We had quite a time with Chinese
We feel like We're ready tor a
Every Monday afternoon came Mr.
The tun We had Was really sure
All this year long we've had
lots ot fun,
Yet now school is over and our
Work is done.
Fronl row: Cotton, Davidson CEditorJ, Stolz, King. Second row: Lipsey. O'Regan. Rcxmbcrr.
Smart, Hoefeld. Third row: Work, Sher, Oestreicher, Aaron.
PARKER PRI T
Front row: O'Regan, Smart lCo-Editorsl. Second row: Work, Miller, R. Sokolec, Lipseyf
Aaron, Rambar, Davidson. Abs.-F. Meine. Wright. A. Biel. E. Bright. Straus. Carroll.
P BLIC T10
This year, with the re-instate-
ment of the old Parker Prints, the
Parker publications' triumvirate was
once again completed. ln the be-
ginning, the Weekly, Prints and
Record had great plans of working
together but, as will happen, they
each wandered their own way, to
solve their own problems before the
year had barely started. Even
though we have drifted apart there
are many links to our chain of unity
forged by time and common interests
shared. We have all stayed up
nights worrying and straining for
something better than what was fin-
ally received in the end. lt is a hard
hopeless business, working on
school publications, not to mention
the criticism and ignorance of the
students as a group. lt is your own
criticism of your own work which is
most demoralizing, the feeling that
this is your only chance and it is
bound to be just an amateur job.
lf you are an artist there is no sense
of loss in painting a passable picture
or even a bad oneg you can always
paint another. We, of the publica-
tions, have had only one chance. lt
stands as an imperfect monument to
the year of '48.
A harem for Stone Someone cracked cz joke
Our Social Comm. Chairman
"Y' tip the bottle like this . . . " in an informal pose
Front row: K. Dettmers. I. Straus, I. Goodhcxrt. Second row: S. Lcxckritz, K. Horween,
Harris, H. Moholy-nagy. Third row: Crown, Straus, Greenstein, Allen. Fourth row: Cottle,
Friend, E. Piaelzer, Grant. Fifth row: D. Elden, Weinrott, Clilf, Biel. Sixth row: McCall, Cohen.
Patch, Stone, Marquez, Hornstein. Standing: Tcxxay. Mr. Ellison, Heistcxd, Schups, Tookey
N. Dankes, Flcxnnigan, W. Thorsen, Bloch.
THE FRESHMAN WEEKLY
"Freshmen Take Mr. Ellison by Storm!"
Being the best 9th grade in 46 years,
we have had a definite effect on Mr.
Ellison. Since our arrival every fe-
male eye has been turned upon him.
This may have been the cause ot his
stuttering through "Pithecanthropus"
more than once.
All in all, he has managed to be
a swell teacher and he has kept us
in hand except during the few ab-
sences in which he was suffering
from a nervous breakdown. We
hope he recovers in time for next
There were numerous trips to the
museums. Our bowling party and
sleigh ride. The first dances and a
grand week-end. We had our own
class parties as well as participating
in all high school events.
This year our gallant team had a
hard season. They were tackled on
the football field, thrown on the bas-
ketball court and pitched at on the
diamond. Despite which We had an
Front row: Harris. M. Pierce, lPresidentD, I. Elden. Second row: Peace, Flcmnigan,
Payne, Carlson. Abs.-Wright, Kanter.
G. A. A.
The GAA. started oft this year
by renewing the old point system
and organizing Blue and White, in-
ter-class, and inter-scholastic hockey
games. The present Seniors have
Won every hockey tournament since
they were Sophomores and this year
was no exception. Now that they
are leaving someone else Will have
their chance to be champs!
There were plans for a slumber
party, but, because ol misunder-
standings and difficulties, it was
never put on the agenda.
The last party ot the year was
the Letter Party, given by the G.A.A.
tor the girls in the high school. All
the people who had compiled
enough points andf or played in the
various All-Star games were pre-
sented With their letters and em-
blems amidst ice-cream, cake and a
really gala time.
The GAA. came back to life
this year and by next year should
be running smoothly.
--Gym is hm --'. but not too glamorous
Almost as ferocious as their masculine counterparts
Absorbing sun cmd study
First row: ffront lo backl L. Horween. Doe. Wolff. Goodhart. Ashenhurst. Second row: Willner.
Osuhowski, Young. Nakane. Fairweather. Roetter. Third row: Aaron. Hunter, Friedman.
Delacey. Sandel. Fourth row: Lauter, Hassen, Dettmers, King. Schrcxdzke. Gump. .Filth
row: lstandingl Mahoney. Kearns. Ballis, Kemp. Pritzker. Freeman. Thorsen. Kenworthy, Mr.
Barnes. Abs.-Wagner. Fain, Fihe.
We are definitely a talented
grade. Although we are all indi-
vidualists We have a knack for mak-
ing our presence felt. Heretofore we
have had little interest in the intri-
cate Workings of our governmentg
that is all changed now, as under
the expert guidance of Miss Cornell,
we have become experts on the
Although our class meetings are
not perfect models of Parliamentary
procedure, We certainly do attain a
high point in heated political discus-
sions. fWe advocate force, not law,
in an orderly society?
Without a doubt our "Harem
Hop" Was the best event on the
Parker calendar. We believe in do-
ing things on a large scale and
results are usually stupendous.
Our boys are fine faheml
athletic specimens of homosapiens.
The girls in their own little Way,
have proved that Women are a vital
part of sports.
Yes, even our Worst enemies
must admit Cthough begrudginglyl
that there Was never a grade like
Front row: Schradzke, Ashenhurst, Meyer, Maryan, Steinmeyer, Shapiro, Stern, K. Horween.
Flannigan, Greenstein. Second row: Cotton, Middleton, I.. Horween, Hollender, Bowen,
M. Pierce, Wright, Peace, Harris, Tookey, N. Dcxnkes. Third row: Mrs. Wallis, O'Regan.
Woltt, Hunter, Theiss, Carlson. Payne. Bartlett, Hellmuth. Kenworthy. Lauter, Smart, Mr.
Griffith. Fourth row: S. Lackritz, Dettmers, Cottle, I. Strauss, Davies, Draifkorn, V. Strauss:
Loeb, D'Amico, Mixon. Fifth row: Carroll. Nakane, Dimmitt, Aaron, Iosimovich, Lane.
Abelson. Hirsh, Noyes.
PECI L CHGRUS
With the Special Chorus rapidly
increasing in number every year,
the job of co-ordinating such a large
group into a workable singing or-
ganization is becoming proportion-
ately more difficult. Mr. Griffiths
ability to organize and produce suc-
cessfully was proven once again in
the May performance as the chorus
continued its policy of singing one
long oratorio. By choosing Mendel-
sohn's l'Elijah" the chorus had a
chance to re-sing many old favorites
While learning several of the less
As the Seniors look back on
their years at Parker, Special Chorus
stands out as one of the most dis-
tinctive and enjoyable things it has
to offer. For a high school group it
is more serious and the quality of
the Work is higher than in most
places in the country. We realize
that We owe this all to Mr. Griffith
who has more vision and will power
than most United States Presidents!
Front row: Thorsen, Mahoney, Fain,
Wagner, Freeman. Doe, Pritzker.
Second row: McCall, Fristrom, De-
lacey, Aaron, Kemp, Dettmers, Ballis.
Goodhari. Third row: M. Hegner.
Sher, Sokolec, Ascher, Coach Larsen,
Blacketer, Lane, Greenspahn, Fine,
Stone, I. Hegner.
Oestreicher, Straus. Dimmitt, Nakane.
Front row: Carroll, Sokolec. Second
row: Hornstein, Heller. Work.
Iuniors can even turn Biology into cz party
"The Sen!inel" Dreaming
wwrlsm 'M max rm' 'riff-mmaew .
Front row: Lipsey, Elden, Leserman. Horween. Florsheim. Second row: D'l-Xmico, Kanter,
Carlson, Heller, Sokolec. Third row: Loeb, V. Strauss, Davies, Hoefelcl. Theiss. Fourth row:
M. Hegner, Lawrence, Drallkorn, Klein, Middleton. Fifth row: Stolz. Iosimovitch, Oestreicher,
Work. Sixth row: Borovsky, Ascher, Railton, Sher, F. Straus. Standing: Mr. Meyer.
BEWARE OF THE ABOVE!
ABE THEY SOCIALLY ASTUTE??
YES: They were sponsors ot the
Alumni Dance. CDecorations by
courtesy of the Seventh Grade,
DO THEY SEARCH FOR THE FINEH
THINGS IN LIFE??
NO: They Went to see "All My
Sons" CBut on the other hand they
did go to see "Gone with the
DO THEY HAVE SELF-CONTROLP?
YES: Those yellow curtains are still
intact. Ililernark overheard: Nl
didn't know We had any"l.
WILL THEY POISON YOU??
NO: They ran the "Tea Room".
ARE THEY MEEK??
YES: li you don't believe it, just
watch them dash for their desks at
8:26 each morning.
ARE THEY WONDERFUL?
YES: Meyer said so Conce under
FOR THESE ARE HIS IUNIORS!
O'Connell's , . . a Parkerite's sec-
and home. Well, anyway, a Well-
Worn and familiar place Where every
Parkerite wanders at one time or
another during his high school
O'Connell's is not a place to eat
for the average person from Parker,
it is a place one meets and talks to
his friends. At Christmas time one
sees old friends, throughout the year,
Winter and summer alike, it is a con-
crete, never-changing center of
Parker social life. On looking back,
We feel that O'Connell's Will always
mean something special to us and
for these reasons We would like to
devote this page to O'Conne11's . . .
a Parker institution.
The cycle has once more been completed . . .
"So y'wanncx be an editor?
Big teet . . . lady-"killed" . . .
Well-trained tather . . . "Belden tor
lunch?" . . . Romantic Lysander
. . .intelligent in an easy-going
tashion . . . ambition: M. D.
'The Importance ol Being Earnest"
A blush and a turned-up nose . . .
Warm and friendly . . . a fabulous
house . . . she and an easel Work
Well together. . .an interest in
athletics. 4 .owner of a coveted
Ulf you can't find something to laugh
about, just giggle."
An all around sport . . . "Ah'm lrum
Kaintuck' '...' 'Say, Carol, Wait up".
. . . "A" Basketball Team captain
. . . "Oh, kiss me through the hole
of this vile Wall" . . . so polite, even
now, alter two years at Parker . . .
"When he smiles, his face is en-
closed in parenthesis."
Subtle and quick to understand . . .
a long, long train ride to school . . .
an admiration for Meyer . . . a quiet
worker . . . O. D .... small and
neat . . . arespected personality.
l'Time cannot stale nor custom
wither her infinite variety."
RECORD photographer . . . long-
winded . . . firm backer ot social
functions , . . sailing, sailing . . .
an active mind in all subjects . . .
star on the trampoline . . "Puck",
in looks as well as personality.
"A philosopher, but midst all his
philosophy still a man."
Last oi a long line . . . the hit oi
the Senior Play . . . a believer in the
sweeping generality . . . long stride
. , very smart in an unobtrusive
way . . . a sharp sense ot humor
, . . many long years at Parker.
"He doth, indeed, show some sparks
that are like Wit."
IANE COTTON '
Sweet and feminine , . . head of
Library Committee . . , a captivat-
ing "First Fairy" . . . one of the few
taithtul "Weekly-ites" . . . candidate
tor Pepsi-Cola scholarship . . . pos-
sessor ot both intelligence and
modestyg a rare combination . . .
"A woman of charm is as rare as a
man oz' genius."
Salvador de Madarign
Always cheerful . . . a highly cap-
able student . , , kid sister . . . a
pillar oi Toyshop , . . a laughing
smile with blush . . . stockholder at
the "Steak House" . . .
"Oh, the heart is a free and a letter-
less thing, a wave of ocean, a bird
on the wing."
The Captive Slave Girl
King of the Weekly and the Fairies
A promoter ot S. G. . . . always a
question for someone to answer . . .
more Pepsi-Cola . . . independent
and idealistic . . ,
"Arrived in heaven, when his sands
were run, he seized a quill, and sat
him down to tell the local Press that
something should be done about
that noisy nuisance Gabriel!"
Loves to talk . . . eternally "moving"
something . . . an able artisan . . .
a helping hand on the little play-
ground . . . companionable and
friendly . . .
"lt's difference of opinion that makes
His royal highness Frank lst, Presi-
dent of Student Government . . . an
unmistakeable laughter . . . match-
maker . . . so-o-O efficient . . .
Captain ofthe Football Team . . . "l
have an ingenious idea" . . .
. . . a finger in every pie.
ul-le was capable of imagining all, ol
arranging all, and of doing every-
Commonly known as "Fall Pay"
, ever present brief case . . . a
firm captain at the helm of Toyshop
. . . meticulous . . . plaid shirts
. . "any a you guys seen Hirsch?"
. . . a pleasant way about him . . .
uGaming is a principle inherent in
A car a year, a girl a month . . ,
All-Star in "Fe-etsball' '.,. a Well
used line . . . the man on a horse
. . . "Lovers to bedl' '... Merry
Old Saint Nick . . . up to Dick's
"hummmm" , . .
'il have never let my schooling in-
terfere with my education."
An able athlete . . . lunchroom ty-
rant . . . "AW Mel, let me Wear
your sweater' '... Domineering
Demetrius , 4 . an ever changing
crush . . . rebound man . . a tix-
ture in Doc's lab . . . amiable . . ,
'll-lnd it my heart be scarred and
burned, the sater, l, tor all I've
An outdoor man . , , co-head of the
lunchroom . . , "This lantern doth
the horned moon present" . . . a
pepsodent smile and swagger . . .
manager ot "A" basketball . . . a
good guy . . .
"An easy minded soul and always
'Curly' '... a firm upholder of the
dramatic arts . , . a fiendish sense
of humor . . . drummer boy . . .
jitterbug extraordinaire . . "stage
door Donnie' '... an informal
manner . . .
"I got rhythm."
A veteran of many years at Parker
. , , Perenial Beldenite . , . owner
of three animated dogs . . . quick
witted , . . a worker and participant
in social affairs . . . a Well por-
trayed Lysander . . .
'INO stranger are you among us, nor
a guest, but our son and our be-
Head of Social Committee . . . con-
stantly active . , . "I'm not aggres-
sive, just friendly . . . twelve long
years at Parker . . . social worker
. . . liked by young as well as old
"I-ler baby stares are for guys to trip
Senior addition . . I "Aw, Mrs. Ger-
aghty, I can't be King of the Fairies
now, l got football practicel' '... a
male in I-lackett's salt mines . . . a
merry little sense of humor . . . oh,
that organ tone! . . , a personable
l'By nothing do men show their
characters more than the things they
. . , "Germ, wake up, this is your
cue" . . . friendly green eyes . . ,
"Nancy, er-uh-um how's your so-
cial?" . . . quiet wit . . . "SorryI
got to walk the dog" . . . amusing
and fun to know.. . .
ul-ler mind lives in a quiet room, a
narrow room and tall."
Little coquette . . . talented fingers
on the piano . . . "God speed, fair
Helena, whither away? . . . consci-
entious worker . . . neat as a pin
. . . a truly sweet personality . . .
uShe flirted like a true, good
Secretary of S. G. '48 . . , Science
and the Supernatural . . . "When
Francis dances with me golly gee!"
. . . oh, that giggle . . . a lively
participant in both school and
church activities . . .
"The hand that follows intellect can
Newcomer to Parker society . . .
oooh, that convertible . . . long,
black hair . . , a Florida tan . . .
"What is a Turnabout anyway?" . . .
open-toed shoes . . . easy going
and good humored . . .
'lOpenly quiet but often she fools
"H-e-l-l-o, Mis-ter Hac-kett" . . .
cycles regularly to school . . . to
say he drawls is an understatement
. . . independent ideas . . .
early to bed, early to rise. . .
WOMEN, bah, hurnbug! , . . a deep
intelligence . . .
"I-le has two speeds, slow and super-
Nimble fingers a la Frankie Carle
. . . "but, I like horn-rimmed glasses"
. . , distinctive style ot dancing . . .
one ot the last ot the 'iClub 18" . . .
Special Chorus . . . Will make a
good disc jockey . . .
"I have a reasonable good ear in
Tall, blonde and statuesque . . . the
class sign painter Cas Well as more
serious artl . . . quiet and quick to
help . . . Glamazon , . , carries a
wicked hocky stick. . .never a
meow on any subject . . .
"With modest dignity, and calm con-
,, W., .LLLLW ,
"Pat' '... Co-editor ot the much
hoped tor RECORD . . , Sec. of S. G.
'47 . . . Cheerleader with an all
league eye . . , Fetching Fairy
Queen . . . well concealed brains
. . . Irish from tip to toe.
ul-lere's to the light that lies in a
Woman's eyes, and lies, and lies,
A Well-developed personality . . .
Cheerleader with a tury of energy
. . . crushed . . , a beautitul voice
and Wow! what volume , , tirtn
supporter ot G.A.A. . . . "I'm so in
love' '... warm hearted . . .
'llVlan's love is ot man's life, a thing
apartg 'tis Woman's whole exist-
A lively repertoire of songs . . . tall
timber. . .a boogie-woogie beat
. . . different sort of charm . . .
studied nonchalance toward home-
work , . . little group room addict
. . . a mighty Theseus . . .
uWhy, man, he doth bestride the
narrow world like a Colossus."
Mendelsohn's Wedding March a
reality . . . Head of GAA. . . .
"Iud and l" . . . a talented English
student . . . trips to the drugstore
with Nancy Wexler . . . a winning
heroine in Senior Play . . . a modest
and demure manner . . .
"There is more here than can be
seen through the open Window."
So-o pretty . . . a sweet word and
a velvet look . . . "I hate to tell you
but, you're out of uniform" . . .
holds class record in applying for
college . . . "Florida was nice but
Parker's swell too" . . .
"She has two eyes, so soft and
brown. Take care."
Continual Open House . . . an easy
tolerance about her . . . "It's not
my fault l have a high l. Q." . . .
dry humor . . , a flare for evading
gym . . . such fun to have around.
uGive me a comfortable vice to a
virtue that bores."
Senior Class President . . . all
around athlete 4 , . Head ot Audit-
ing Committee . . . chess addict
. , 4 caustic comments . . . clever
and practical 4 . , Well liked 4 . .
'iThe cat is in the parlor, the dog is
in the lake, the cow is in the ham-
mock, what difference does itmake?"
Co-editor ot the "RECORD" 4 , .
"l-lelp! How did l ever get into this?"
. . . A gracetul Fairy Queen . . .
loyal . . . "Frank, it l don't get my
diploma tirst atter thirteen long
years!" . . . interesting and versatile
UShe has a head to contrive, a
tongue to persuade and a hand to
execute any mischief."
Earl of Clarendon
Post-grad . . . Irish charm . . .
the drug-store tor a cigarette . . .
cramming enormous amounts ot
Latin , . , amiable . . . Well-read
. , . are We glad he stayed!
"Drink, dance, laugh and lie, Love,
the reeling midnight through, for to-
morrow We shall die! fBut alas We
never do. l"
Gay and tullot lite , . . Carrie . 4 .
talented portrayal in Senior Play
. . , domestic . . . pretty plaid
bows , . . a lilting soprano . . , a
newcomer that caught on quick. . .
"Unthinking, idle, wild and young
I laughed and danced and talked
Phiz whiz . . . Dashing Demetrius
. . . Head ot Study-halls . . . an
erratic brilliance in basketball . . .
"But Miss Cornell, Mr. Shapiro says"
. . . "Gentleman lack is a ladies'
man . . . Vice-President ot the
Class . . .
'Out upon it, I have loved three
Whole days together and am like to
love three more it it prove tair
A well-deserved popularity . . .
"My hair isn't red, it's auburn" . . ,
understanding . . . kindergarten on
through . . . "Sue, guess what? The
car's stuck again!" . . . as a cheer-
leader she's tops! . . . a terrific
athlete in her own right . . . quiet
leader . . .
'lWhat a Woman wants is a strong,
inflexible man that she can Wrap
around her little linger."
An understanding and helptul grade
head . . . the lohn and Mary lecture
. . . "This is the last Warning, kids."
. . . Sports and Spanish are exam-
ples ot his versatility . . , a sterling
member ot the Parker family . . .
llAbsent he is a character under-
stood, but present he is a force re-
We, the Senior Class of 1948, being of sound mind and body CPD, bequeath to those
fortunate 'underclassmen who are remaining within the confines of Parker all the following
characteristics and possessions which may prove to be a blessing-or otherwise.
We leave Ernie Abelson's and Dick
Fine's famous vanishing act to all luniors
willing to perfect the art.
We leave Carol Bartlett's ping-pong
table to Bill Railton, whose Open Houses
need some diversion.
We leave Paul Blacketer's southern ac-
cent to Helen Pierce.
We leave Dot Bowen's commuter's
ticket to Carol Schradzke.
We leave Tom Carroll's blond curls to
any of the various Sophomores who are in-
clined to "dye".
We leave lane Cotton's ability in French
to Ray Grant.
We leave Bruce Davidson's "Weekly"
to what he hopes is posterity.
We leave Frank Eisendrath's famous
firecracker to anyone around the Senior
room next Iuly Fourth.
We, Bill Stevenson and Mel Green-
spahn, finally, leave Doc!
We leave Don Hirsch's and Paul Fay's
wolfish personalities to Tom Florsheim and
Herb Borovsky-or do they need them?
We leave Dorothea Dankes' work habits
to her little brother, Phillip.
We leave Caryl Hollender's and Caro-
lyn Stern's bounce and energy to their
namesake, Carol Lipsey.
We leave lim Hegner's dimples to Sue
We leave Kay Neumer's sign painting
ability to any other agreeable sucker.
We leave Gordon Dimmitt's aversion to
"Red" to Preb Stolz who feels it clashes with
We leave lean Rambar's and Stan
Noyes' ability to talk through any class to
Sue Friedman and Lucy Lauter who are
We leave Bill Hirsh's popular first name
to the 999,000 other Bills in the world.
We leave Steve Carus' position at the
end of a long line to loan Kearns who is
starting one of her own.
We leave Dan Lane's and Gorm Peter-
sen's jokes and songs to Paul Lesserman.
We leave Rosemary Mixon's little
brother, Lindley, to the mercy of the Seventh
We leave Ioan Morrison's long black
hair and Lois Wright's red locks to Barbara
We leave lack Stone's Study Halls to
the Faculty-they seem to want them.
We leave Marty Pierce's and Sally
Peace's men to no one-they worked too
hard to get them.
We leave Burton Reif's empty Auditing
Comm. cashbox to an unhappy assembly.
We leave Murry Nelson's allergy to
women to Tony Weinrott-ha!
We leave Nancy Loebl's thick oil paint-
ings to any timid soul entering Hackett's
We leave Ioan Raff's flirtatious sweet-
ness to Karen Fairweather.
We leave Barney Negronida to the
mercy of next year's Seniors.
ln conclusion, we, Pat O'Regan and Sue Smart, leave the RECORD cares behind us and
face the future with a light heart but before doing so We would like to acknowledge the
help and services rendered by:
Mr. Robert lhrig of Iahn and Ollier Engraving Co.
Mr. Ray Langen of Excella Press.
Mr. Buddy Lorega for photographic work.
Miss Emily Whipple, our Faculty Advisor.
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