Franklin High School - Key Yearbook (Rochester, NY)
- Class of 1931
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The Class ofjune 1931 gratefully
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Benjamin Franklin High School
KEY, to Miublames P. B. Duffy,
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I WILLIAM C. WOLGAST
CELIA WILLIS . . .
I LOLA BURRELL . .
LOUISE COULTON .
I EDNA BAYER. . . .
SARAH BURT . . .
I LOUISE WOODRUI-'E .
DOROTHY DOELL .
I MARGARET LEARY .
ADELINE KAMAN .
BETTY VERESCHAK .
' Mary Costigan
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E. D. BEZANT
gl Clara Gienke Lillian Grafts
Francis Henderson Olga Ferrara
I WILLIAM C. WOLGAST
John Clark Helen Proctor
I Alta Fisher U , , , , .Iacob Ross
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I Clara Pauly Ann Hanna
. . . Principal
. . Secretary
. . Libra-'rian
. . Librarian
. . . Clerk
W. H. Clark
Charles C. Colburnc
HAROLD H. MILLER
Mary W. Stark
J UDSON DECKER
J. W. Kaiser
Edna S. Parker
E. P. Schermerhorn
Isaac A. Chapell
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In Franklin High we place our trust-
The source of our life's aimg
We crown with honors fair and just
Our Alma Mater's name.
Let steady foresight point the way
And care our actions lead:
Our deeds and not our words will lay
Foundations of our creed.
With loyalty to Franklin High,
With harmony in thought,
We shall with single purpose strive
For strength in honors sought.
Let hope acknowledge no defeat,
And friendship be our ruleg
Let time in measured march repeat
The spirit of our school.
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JUNE '31 OFFICERS
President .... SAMUEL J. CATALFANO
Vice-President . . . SUSIE ROLICK
Secretary . . . . SARA RASKIND I
T'reasu9'er . . . KENNETH GEIWITZ
Social Cllll'i'l"77IfHl, . . MAURICE DANKOFF X
WILI.IAM C. VVOLGAST HELENE VAN NESS WONDERGEM
i ANUSZKIEWICZ, Vicroiz 36 Dayton St.
,O Archery Club 123: Track Team 133: Home Room Dele-
' i gate 143. n
O Vic-'s dark
ix Vi:-'s full
X Hill iI'slVir"s curly hrlir
4 Thu? mrzlrks girls full.
St. Stanislaus School Undecided
L ARNAO, MARY D. 40 Miller St.
0 Girls' Class President 123: H. R. Alternate 123: H. R.
Delegate 13, 43 : Renaissance Club 12, 3, 43: Key Staff
143: Usher Senior Play 143: Les Babillards 143.
1 Jest and youthf jollity
Quips and cran cs and lo 'o wiles
Nods and bec . a zcd smiles.
O' t a 1, Undecided
KX ASHLEY, HOWARD B. 1209 N. Goodman St.
He lets the world go rushing by,
'ix Serene, nnmoved, 'without n sigh.
i Washington Jr. High Undecided
AX BERNSTEIN, EVELYN 50 Avenue C
' 5 Remington Award 123: H. R. Basketball 143.
"Silence is golden," they say?-
XX "Hut," says our Evelyn, "talking
Q' is so much more fun."
Washington Jr. High Undecided
3 BLAKE, GEORGE 24 Jewel St.
' Football 123: Drnmatics 11. 2, 33 : Cast. Senior Play 143 :
X Key Staff m.
O' Though he's been with ns just a while,
We've learned to know and like his smile,
- , His pleasant easy charm, his wif,
O And his way of always doing his bil.
X Youngstown, Ohio Notre Dzunc
BONDI, VIVIAN 44 Bricker St.
Renaissance 12, 3, 43 : H. R. Alternate 133 3 Usher. Dedi-
X cation 143 3 I-I. R. Basketball 1-13.
'al Efficient, proficient,
1 And far from deficient
In the arts of the business world
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BONSIGNORE, ADRIANA YVONNE I
1240 Clinton Ave. North
Renaissance 12, 3, 43: Usher. Senior Play 143: Usher.
Teachers' Convention 1433 Guide, Dedication 14l: H. R.
W. J. H. S. Undecided
Bm-3sLoFF, MORRIS 121 Wilkins St.
H. R. Baseball 12. 33: H. R. Basketball 13, 23: Cross
Country 12, 31: Track 12, 33.
Wise, very wise-
Exceedmgly wary of womrm.
No. 8 School Undecided
BRETSTEXN, MARIAN 66 Wilson St.
H. R. Basketball 143: Service Committee 143.
Come, show your dimples, Marirm.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
BURBA, JEANNE H. 786 North St.
Wearer of E 133: Basketball 13, 43: Usher, Dedication
143: Usher, Senior Play 143: Les Babillardx-. 143.
"Fair tresscs ma-n's imperial race
And beauty draws us with tl single
Washington Jr. High New York Univ.
CAPLAN, H1LnA F.
H. R. Basketball 143.
54 Joseph Pl.
Quietly and sercncly, she goes her way.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
Orchestra 12, 43 1 Key Stull' 143 : Property Manam-i'. Senior
"They build foo low who build Immwrflz
44 Bismzirk Ter.
Washington Jr. Hipgh University of Rochester
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O' 1 CASCINO, ANGELINE H. 75 Crombie St.
-1 1 Track Meet 121 : Renaissance 13. 41 Q H. R. Basketball 141
X ' She has the charm of a hostess
And the wits of a shrewd business -woman.
3 Washington Jr. High School of Commerce
11 csssmm, JOSEPH M. 8 Elizabeth Place
6 H. R, Baseball 12, 31 1 H. R. Soccer 121 : Circulation Stall'
X of Courant 141: Renaissance Club 141: Cast, Senior Play
- 1 141: Advertising Managq. Key 141.
"fad-nd in conc Wh I wish to say-"
X W ington Jr. ' h Undecided
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CATALFA o, AMUE f Seventh St.
H. R. Delegate 121: arion Staff 12, 1: H. R. Baseball
X 11, 21: H. R. soccer 13, 41: H. R. Basketball 131: some
l Manager, Chimes of Normandie 121: Social Chairman
O 11, 21: Class President 13, 41: Renaissance Club 1413
KX Standard Bearer 141: Les Babillards 141.
' 1, Sincere heart
0 Ambitious mind
"1 Magnetic personality.
O' St. Francis University of Rochester
O1 CHAIT, RACHEL 114 Thomas St.
K, Remington Award 121: Chairman, Book Store 141.
Tho she daily ta s from us our -money,
We'd ouch for dr. Now, ism'f that
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6 Washin on Jr. High Business
COCQUYT, ALICE M. 66 Agnes Street
Q Basketball 12, 3, 41: Baseball 12, 31 : Usher, Dedication.
XX Short and sweet.
Oul' Lady of Victory Undecided
li fl! CJHEN, ANNE - ' 4 Harris Street
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" We hear she can tickle the ivories
'1 as well as she can the keys on
Ol the typewriter.
X Washington Jr. High Undecided
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COMELLA, ANTHONY J. '73 Hollister Street
"Clothes make the man."
Washington Jr. High Buffalo University
COMMINS, ROSE R. 834 Clifford Avenue
"Look hyeah, ain't you jolcin, honey?"
Washington Jr. High Business
CONNOROZZO, CHARLES 17 Wright Terrace
Basketball 425: Glee Club 41, 2, 3. 43 , Golf 11, 2. 33.
So now we know why Bobby Jones retired.
No. 25 School Northeastern University
CROPSEY, ARTHUR J. 270 Clifford enue
Home Room Basketball 12, 3. 43 : Soccer Te .
He comes to us from amo - he
"fight-mg I1'zshme'n," but we a1ven't
found him dangerous.
Corpus Christi O' Undecided
CZARNIAK, FLORYANNA 1481 North Street
Guide 141: Usher Senior Play 141: Basketball 143.
Floryamm believes that woman's
sphere should be the entire globe.
St. Stanislaus Undecided
DANKOFF, MAURICE 158 Lincoln Street
Social Chairman 141: Home Room Soccer 141: Wrestling
25, 2, Zigi: Home Room Basketball 12, 31 : President German
I think that we shall never see
A man more UhCl7ldS0Il1?l'n than he.
W. J. H. S. University of Rochester
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DISRAELI MAX 50 Wilkins Street
Home Room Basketball 12 SJ Home Room Somcer 123
A shy Iookmg lad with eyes of blue
And a gentle manner of speaking too
East High School of Comme: cc
DRZAZGOWSKA, Louis!-3 M. 115 Weeger Street
Remington Award 121: Chorus 121.
"The mildest manners and the
Holy Redeemer Undecided
29 Nichols Street
And his voice came forth, rolling
Washington Jr. High Undecided
FRANZ, STELLA 195 Roycroft Drive
Usher-Dedication 143 Q Senior Play 143.
A tall and stately body
And an open and intelligent mind.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
FREADLIN, Inmw 24 Ariel Park
Home Room Basketball 141 : Glee Club 11, 2, Il, 43 : Chimes
of Normandy 121: H. R. Delegate 121.
Rene's going to be a nurse-
"Bo s, can't you eel our tempcraturex
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Strong Memorial Hospital
FRISONE, JOHN 141 Hempel Street
Asst. Cheer Leader 141 : Senior Play 143 : Circulation Mgr.
Key 143: Les Babillards. Usher-Dedication. Wrestling: 12,
31: H. R. Basketball 11, 2. Bl: H. R. Baseball 11. 2. 35:
Soccer 13, 41 : Chimes of Normandy 121 3 Cross Country12l.
The answer to a maiden's prayer.
No. 25 School University of Rochester
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GEIWITZ, KENNETH 170 Bernard Street
Banking Committee 141: Circulation Manager, Courant
1415 Key 14j: Class Treasurer '31, Publicity Manager of
Senior Play 14I: Pirates of Penzance 14l: Glce Club 1452
H. R. Soccer 13, 4I: H. R. 13, 4I.
lit-ind and Orchestra 12, 3, 4l. I
"The horn, the horn, the lusty horn 0
Is not a thing to laugh to scorn."
Washington Jr. High Eastman School of Music
GOLDMAN, EDITH 195 Sellinger Street
Remington Award 12, 31. I
Virtue without pretentious. II
Washington Jr. High Undecided If
GOLDSTONE, MIRIAM H. 53 Henry Street I I
A Book Store Clerk 141.
7 What's the matter with Helen? I! I
Wash. Jr. High University of Rochester P
GOODMAN, IDA 13 Grant Street 1
Key Staff. 'X
Emerson could not be right I
If Ida says he's not. .X
Wash. Jr. High Brockport Normal i,
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GOLBEN, MICHAEIA 397 Je er venue Q'
An Editor Key. 1 f 1,
"The pen -is mig ier . he sword"-
Especially 'f ' p s to belong to
Wa ' on Jr. High Undecided i'
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GOLDFARB, BEN 76 Hollenbeck Street 9
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O GORDON, SYLVIA J. 1733 St. Paul Street
Associate Editor Key 141 5 Business Club: Senior Play 141 :
X, H. R. Basketball 441.
' "If to her share some female errors fall
'X Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em
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Washington Jr. High Mt. Sinai Hospital
GORKIN. JESSE C. 28 Avenue C
' H. R. Basketball 131.
xx The orafory of Webster
Q And the poise of J. Gorkin.
X Wash. Jr. High University of Alabama
hi GOULD, MITCHELL 932 St. Paul Street
1 Key Staff.
X A sfudious chap who uses his brains,
O- He does all his work and never complains.
'X Washington Jr. High Columbia University
'Q GOULD, RUTH MARY 587 Wilkins Street
' Book Store Clerk 141: Guardian of Flag, H. R. Delegate
he 141: Chairman of Publicity C'ommittee 141: Usher Dedi-
' X cation.
he Do you wonder thai she smiles
O When report card day rolls Wound?
'A Holy Redeemer
X! GRECO, MARY 118 Aurora Street
O Usher Dedication of School 141 : Cast Pirates of Penzance
1 141: Renaissance 12, 3, 41: Alternate 131: Glee Club 12,
X 3, 41: Remington Certificate 121.
l Mary has black curly hair,
' Mary has a little wiggle
X Mary has two big brown eyes
' Besides a cute little giggle.
- No. 10 School Undecided
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-Q GUGLIELMINO, ANGELO J. 310 First Street
' Home Room Delegate: Member of Executive Committee:
' Cross Country 11. 21 : Track Squad 11, 2, 41 : Home Room
ge Basketball 131 : Renaissance Club 12, 31.
X "He French can speak with greater ease
5 Than hogs eat acorns or tame pigeons
, Q peas." .
X Washington Jr. High Cornell University
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HAYMOFF, J0saPH M. 149 Rauber Street
Editor-in-Chief Courant 141: Chairman School Publica-
A 'modern journalist is Joe-
He likes his stuj put down just so.
Washington Jr. High Columbia
HEYNE, KATE 12 Boston Street
He who thinks blushing is a lost art
Has but to look on this fair face,
No. 9 School
HocHs'rE1N, MARY 786 Clifford Avenue
Basketball 12, 3, 41: Baseball 12, 3, 41.
In the held of athletics she brilliantly
Washington Jr. High
HOLLANDER, FLORENCE 102 Maria Street
Home Room Basketball Team 143.
I like school when I'm not in it.
Washington Jr. High
J ANCZEWSKA, WITOLIA 852 Norton Street
uide Teachers' Convention: Usher Dedication: Usher
'enior Play: H. R. Basketball HJ: Typewritimz Award.
If Witolia should rise to the heights
She surely would have to change her
St. Stanislaus Highland Hospital
JoHNsoN, PETER 136 Rosemary Drive
Home Room Basketball HJ: Wrestling Team 12, 3. Hg
Home Room Baseball ill.
"Why, man, he doth bestride the
narrow world like u Colossus.
Washington Jr. High Carnegie Tech.
X i KERSTEIN, B1-:RTHA R. 82 Watkins Terrace
Don't study so hard
Life is too short.
Wash. Jr. High University of Rochester
KIENER, LILLIAN 111 Huntington Park
Some folks are lccen,
But Lillian is Kiener.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
Kmscl-I, HYMAN 655 Clinton Avenue N.
"Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit."
Washington Jr. High Columbia
KoszA1.KA, L1-:ONA 138 Weyl Street
Leona looks quiet
They do say though that
"Appearances are deceitful."
X W h. Jr. High School of Commerce
KRIEGER, MORRIS 49 Pardee Street
Home Room Basketball 141,
f Possessov' of a pleasant disposition and
N A mop of curly hair.
East High University of Alabama
LANDAU, LILLIAN 43 Avenue A
l- Home Room Basketball Ui: President Business Club Hb.
Life will never be dull for Lillian,
Nor for those about her.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
LEVIN, HELEN 325 Conkey Avenue
, Pirates of Penzance 143: Glee Club 11. 2. 8. U: Chimes
, of Normandy 123.
X Helen ought to study music-she
, Practices writing 'notes m study-hall.
No. 8 School Geneseo Normal School
Lavv, CELIA W. 160 Ernst Street
She'll 'make her mark in the business world,
'Cause it's the quiet workers who succeed.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
LEWALTER, GERALDINE 28 Zimmer Street
Remington Award 12l.
Come what 'may '
I'11 have my way. E
Wash. Jr. High Cornell University
LoTURco, Ross 29 Wilson Street
1-I. R. Representative: H. R.. Basketball IM: Indoor Track:
Courant Circulation Staff: Wrestling Squad 14l: Cross
Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track: H. R. Basketball:
, Renaissance Club.
Wise to resolve, patient to perform.
Z Wash. Jr. High Cornell University
MANGONE, LOUISE 62 Fei-nwood Avenue
A smile from Lou-
What can a poor lad do?
Washington Jr. High Undecided
MARINARO, Ross S. 97 Avenue D
Senior Play Ticket Manager: Orchestra 11, 2l: Baseball
12. 3, 41: H. R. Basketball 11, 2, 3, 4b : Soccer 13, 41.
He knows his soccer
Of this there's no doubt
And we also know
He's a very good scout. .
East High University of Rochester
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MARINE, ISADORE 10 Grant Street
H. R. Basketball 12. 3, 41: H. R. Soccer 12. 31.
I'm what I am.
Wash. Jr. High West Point
MASLANKA, WANDA 280 Collingwood Drive
I wanda where you are tonight?
Wash. Jr. High Cooper Institute
MELTZER, ABE 42 Herman'Street
H. R. Basketball 12, B, 41: H. R. Soccer 12. 31: H. R.
Baseball LZ, 31.
Ahh-bee, that's it.
Wash. Jr. High N. Y. University
MENTER, L1-:AH 18 Grant Street
Orchestra 141 : H. R. Basketball 141 : Courant Staff. N
Those roguish eyes and that dark blue hair EX
You seem to meet them everywhere. '
East High Brockport Normal
MERCURIO, PETER 1667 Clifford Avenue
Trio 441: Orchestra 11, 2, 3, 41: Quartet 13, 41: Track
11, 2, 31: Soccer 111: Wrestlimr 131: Inter-High Orches- :
tra 11, 2, 3, 41. N
"And he charmed the very 1
stones with his music."
No. 25 School
MICHLIN, ARTHUR 29 Harris Street
Soccer 12. 3, 41: Basketball Q3, 41: Baseball 12. 3, 41: 'Xi
H. R, Basketball 11, 2, 31: H. R.. Soccer tl, 2, 31: H. R..
Baseball 11, 2, 31.
Arthur knows what X
King Arthur knew not-Basketball. Q'
East High Ithaca School of 1X
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MINK, SAM 30 Helena Street
Soccer 143 : Basketball 13, 43.
We USED to think him 'very shy,
'Twas just a short while ago.
Now what do you think it could have been
To have changed our opinion so?
Wash. Jr. High Ithaca School of
NAGI-JL, EDWARD 5 Council Street
His hair may be red, but it
doesn't match his temper.
No. 28 School
NAJA, HELEN 201 Ridge Road East
Usher Senior Play. 1
"What could this lovely creature 'N
do against a desperate man?"
Wash. Jr. High Undecided l
NowAcK, EVELYN H. 92 N orthview Terrace 1
H. R. Delegate 143: Chairman. Committee on School
Colors: Chairman, House of H. R. Delegates: Dedication 1
The 'mind of the -mighty
Doth herein repose. 1
Wash. Jr. High Undecided
NOWACK, MILTON H. '70 Grafton Street 1 xp
A Cappella Choir 143: Pirates of Penzance 143: Boys'
Quartet 143. 1
A sociable songster.
Wash. Jr. High Oswego Normal School
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OLIVERI, SARAH- 1 l A . Council etree 1 l
Usher at Dedication of School: Se 'or Play: Renal an Ag-
Club 11.2, 3, 43: Soccer 133. fx M A jv , N
"The only way to haveggyfiend is A V .
to be one."
East High Eastman School of Music 1 N
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1, 1lJAscUzz1, MARY 746 North Street
xillember of Finance Committee: Alternate 121: Delegate
to House of Delegates 12, 41.
When Mary enters the pearly gate,
We know she's going to hesitate,
And to St. Peter, she'll make this plea--
Are you sure there's plenty of work for me?
Wash. Jr. High
PEARLMAN, RUBEN 214 Sellinger Street
"The man is wise who knows when to speak
his mind and when to mind his speech."
Wash. Jr. High Penn State
Psnorro, ANTHONY 31 Mark Street
Pirates of Penzance: Senior Play: Business Manager, the
Key: Glee Club 141: H. R. Delegate 131: Clarion Staff
131: Renaissance Club 12, 31.
Here's competition for John Barrymore.
Madison Jr. High
RAPPAPORT, PEARL M. 20 Gorham Street
Editor Senior Book 141 : Les Babillards 141 : Delegate 181.
Clever and truly capable of the
Ntgsks set before her.
a Cornell University
RASKIND, SARA 54 Northview Terrace
Class Secretary 141: Senior Play 141: Class Basketball
12. 3, 41g Track Meet 121.
"What is your fortune, my pretty -maid?"
"My face is my fortune, sir," she said.
Wash. Jr. High Elmira College
Romcx, SUSIE 21 Berlin Street
Delegate 141: Senior Play 141: Vice-President 141: Dele-
Why look to Paris for styles when wc
have Sue with us?
Wash. Jr. High Southern California
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RDXIN, ALICE I . 646 Joseph Avenue
Les Babillards 143 : Alternate 1331 1
They say true wisdom and 'modesty 'rarely
Pardon us, we beg to disagree.
Wash. Jr. High University ofRochester
RUBIN, ISADORE 33 Thomas Street
H. R. Basketball 13. 43: Wrestling 13, 43: Clarion Staff:
Track Team 123.
"A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the best of men." l
East High Yale
7 mas Street 1
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H. R. aseball 12, 3l: H. R. Soccer 12, 43.
A man of ambition ,
And a cheerful disposition. . 1
East High Columbia University 1
SALEN, AARoN 38 Avery Street "
Wrestling 123 : H. R. Basketball 143 5 Track 123 5 Band 123. I
Aaron is S0 energetic! l
Monroe High School Undecided I
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SCHIFFRIN, LEONARD 17 Athens Street 1
Staff, Key: Home Room Basketball 12, 3. 43: Home Room
Delegate 13, 43 3 Wearer of Numerals 133. 1 il
"The skin you Ioive to touch." lt
East High Col n ia University 1 il
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SMITH, CLIFFORD 99 Alphonse Street ll
Glee Club 12, 3, 41 : A Capella Choir 13. 43 : lioys' Quartet .X
141 C President of Student Government Association : Cast 1
Senior Play 143: Home Room Basketball 123.
Al Smith lost AX
But Clif Smith won! 1
East High ' University of Pennsylvania F1
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SOROCHTEY, STEPHEN 61 Nassau Street
Business Manager Senior Play 143: Staii. Courant: Les
liabillards 141: Home Room Basketball. Soccer 12. 3. 4b.
He's managed to do some excellent
East High Undecided
STANLEY, EVELYN 100 Watkins Terrace
Usher, Dedication: Remington Award 121: Reniimzton
Silver Pin f2l. '
"Blessed are the meek for they
shall 'inherit the earth."
East High Undecided
STARKWEATHER, Joi-IN F. 79 Bellwood Place
Wearer of F: Track Cl, 2. 3. 45: Band fl, 2. 3, 41: Cross
COUUUY 13. 41 1 Wearer of E.
Paavo N urmi-and Jaclf.
East High Stetson University
STRZECIWILK, STELLA 104 Weyl Street
Home Room Banking Clerk Hi: Circulation Manager
Ass't MJ 3 "Les Babillards" 443 : Hockey 12l : Hiking l2l 1
Basketball 12, 3l: House of Delegates Alternate 425.
Originality is the sauce of -wit.
East High University of Michigan
,J STU EWICZ, WANDA S. 46 Durnan Street
Home Room Basketball Team 143.
With her blue eyes and flaxen hair
She reminds us of a fair Saxon maid.
' East High Undecided
TEx.1As, CLARA JEWEL 1184 Clinton Ave. N.
Home Room Delegate- -Articles of Government Committee:
Clarion Staff: Staff. Key.
Personality, ambition, intelligence-Clara
East High Undecided
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TEPPER, CHARLES W. 3141 Culver Road
Home Room Delegate 12, 3b.
"Oh, to be a learned scientist-"
East High Rensselaer Polytech
TERRANA, MICHAEL 82 Taft Avenue
Business Manager, Key 141: Guide. Dedication Exercises
141: Home Room Basketball 131.
"The lady loved his dancing
She danced all night with him."
East High University of Rochester
VAN DER VEIRE, HARRY 992 Carter Street
Harry, ven der we go out? '
East High Undecided
Soccer 141: Basketball 143: Baseball 12, 3, H: Home
Room Basketball 12, 31.
"Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceiivers ever."
East High ' University of Rochester
VIELEHR, CAROL 1400 St. Paul Street
A lovable disposition
VANGRAAFEILAND, MILTON 31 Laser Street
With a heart of happiness
Iohn Marshall Undecided
Cast Senior Play H R Basketball 143
East High Undecided
WASSERMAN MARTHA 121 Hand Street 1
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She can dance her way into rmym1e's hea-rt. K
WILDMAN, CLARA 186 Baden Street
l Home Room Delegate 141 Q Staff, Key 141.
As quick as a streak of lightening
As keefn as a shiny blade.
East High Business
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GRASSO, 0 IIND4 l 27 Zimmer Street
Ora-le , 3, 43.
Men are not judged by their stature.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
KOWALCHUK, WALTER 208 Wilkins Street
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X A quiet man withal.
Washington Jr. High Undecided
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DAVIDONIS, BENNIE 52 Cole Street LEVI, ELLIS 66 Oakman Street
Q' Lord what fools these mortals be. Cgullyllljg A Capella Choir up: H. R. Basketball
Washington .Ia High Undecided A ,mm to be looked up to.
' Washington Jr. i University of Rochester
KWIATKOWSKI, FRANK 1310 Norton Street MAAS, ARTHUR 44 Ketchum Street
XO' Busebal' HJ' R Art lives to please and pleases to live.
A I Me and Babe uth
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5 St. Stanislaus School Undecided as lg n eel e
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OUR LIFE AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN can best be compared to that
of a champagne bottle. For three years we lay almost dormant
in our former school and then we came to life with a POP of the
cork ! I We simply bubbled over . . . and the year had flown!
The cork that capped us popped when the temporary social
chairman fClifford Smithl and his committee CSylvia Gordon,
John Frisone, Susie Rolick, and Mary Arnaol made the arrange-
ments, with only a few days' notice, for a Hallowe'en dance that
turned out to be just what it was called, "THE CAT'S MEOW."'
Then the froth began bubbling over! We elected class offi-
cers, year book editor, business manager, and school presidentg
and for a climax we gave a Senior Play, "THE WHOLE
TOWN 'S TALKING!" As the play was a success--at least from
a financial standpoint-wedecided to give another dance in
April which concluded our Senior year with a BANG ! ! !
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OCTOBER, 1930 .
JANUARY, 1931 .
MARCH,1931 . .
APRIL, 1931 .
MAY, 1931 . .
Chronicle of Events
School formally dedicated.
Convention of the New York State Teachers'
First Soccer game of the season.
American Legion presented the school with a flag.
Michigan Club of Rochester presented a trophy to
The Class of June '31 elected class officers.
The Class of June '31 gave a dance called "The
Cat's M emu!"
The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin was enter-
tained by the Faculty of Washington Jr. High
The Faculty and Students presented "The Pirates
Opening game of the Interscholastic Basketball
"The Key" staff chosen.
Beginning of new term.
Red Cross Drive and Dance.
Franklin won the Interscholastic Basketball Tro-
The Ben Greet Players presented "Macbeth" and
"The Courant" staff announced.
The adoption of the Constitution.
The election of school oflicers.
The Class of June '31 presented "The Whole
The Faculty presented "The Faculty Frolicf'
The Faculty of Benjamin Franklin entertained the
Faculty of Washington Junior.
The Baseball team chosen.
The Class of June '31 gave a dance called "The
"The Key" put on sale.
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I"a,c-ully-Miss Langworthy, Mr. Quinlavin, Miss Carter, Mr. Wolprast, Miss Riley,
Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Zornow.
Sflldf'Ilt8-Clll'f0l'll Smith, Prz'sid0nf,' George HlllVilI'Si7l1, I"1'1'f'-I'1'vsidmzf5 Ruth Kolko
S0r'refary,' Angelo Gug'lielmino, John Grilli, Alma Schwarz, William Braun,
Mary Pascuzzi, Roy Maxim.
JANUARY '32 OFFICERS
Ihwzsidmvr WAYNE BQNH-'Avia Secret:-y MARIAN PASMANICK
V.-President ANTHONY DICHESERE Treasfn-wr RALPH Sco1.1,
JUNE '32 OFFICERS
I'res1fde111' PETER RAINERI Sec. and Treas. ANN EISENBERC
V.-Prvs1'denf ABE HOLLANDER Social C7hni1'man MARY MIIRAZKO
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PI'l'Nf1If'lIf ...... SAMUEL CATALFANO
3 View I'r1'sf1l1'nf . . MICHAEL TERRANA
Svcrwffzry . . . . MARY PASCUZZI
'I'1'1'f1s11rffr . . . .... MARY ARNAO
l"lll'IIH1l .4Ill'I.Sl'I'S . . . DOMINICP DE FRANUESCO
TERESA DI NIICELI
I'w',w'1Im1f ...... R0M0L0 L. DE SPIRITO
VI'l'l'-Pl'!'SflI07lf . . . . . PETER RAMIERI
S1'f'r1'fnry 111111 Trm,su1'1'r . . . ROSE BROOKE
The Outdoor Club
The Outdoor Club was organized October 1930 with the following
President ...... MARIAN PASMANICK
Vice-Presideint ...... HELEN BRETSTEIN
Secretary and Treasurer . . . MINNIE BRISKIN
The aim is to get girls out of doors. The club has had several out-door
parties-skating, skiing, and tobogganing, and on their first party the
members cooked their supper over an open tire.
M The Owlets
The Owlets, under the supervision of Miss Miriam Levin, have under- nl.
taken a mission of cheer and they see their rewards in the smiles and laugh-
ter of the poor and sick children.
The Owlets are kept busy making attractive little toys and gifts which A '
they present at hospitals on all holidays during the year. In their spare 'X
time they have playlets among themselves and every month they are enter-
tained at the home of one of the members. rx
The officers are:
President . . . SARAH RASKIND RX
Sec'reta,1'y . . ANNETTE FEINBERG
The Debby Club
The Deborah-Reid-Franklin Club, or "Debby" Club, is under the lead-
ership of Miss Effie L. Riley. lx
The purpose of this club is to act as a general welfare society for
Franklin High School. In doing so the club takes care of the Christmas lx
baskets and tries to help needy school children.
The officers are:
Chairman MARIAN BRETSTEIN
Sec1'eta1'y . . RACHEL CHAIT
The B. F. Club
The B. F. Club, a mutual benefit society, is under the leadership of
Miss Helen E. Scott.
The purpose of this club is to entertain outsiders, act as hostesses to
strangers in the school, help other organizations, and to be a general help
to the school.
The B. F. Club has already entertained Seniors from other schools and
distributed pamphlets concerning the assemblies.
The officers are:
President PAULINE FINGLER
Secretary ELEANOR HALWEDE
Treasurer HELEN MITCHELL
"Hier Und Du" German Club
The Hier Und Du German Club is open to students of second or third
year German classes. The club advisors are Miss Peterson, Mrs. Wonder-
gem and Mr. Erickson.
The purpose of the club is to give the German students a better under-
standing of the language and to aid them in speaking it more fluently.
The members pay 25c dues a term in order to support any financial
undertakings of the club. The business meeting and the program which
follows is carried out entirely in German.
President ........ KATE HEYNE
Vice-President ...... MAURICE DANKOFF
Secretary and Treasurer . . GERTRUDE LITVAIK
The Latin Club
The Latin Club was organized the latter part of last term by a group
of enthusiastic students and Mr. Donald Rahtjen. The purpose of the club
is to make Latin more alive, interesting, and enjoyable and we are striving
to live up to our purpose. The ofiicers are as follows:
Consul Prim us ..... T . ANNETTE DINER
Consul Secundus ...... JULIA GLASSER
Aedile ........ ANNE EISENBERG
Q'll.6St67' ........ HELEN BESSINGER
Up to this time we have presented two kodascope movies-the first,
"A Trip To Naples," the second, Douglas Fairbanks in "The Americana."
As a result of our profits, we have purchased four second year and four
third year Latin books which will be loaned to pupils who are unable to buy
a book. To further Latin "of today," we have a newspaper edited and
written by members of the club.
The French Circle
The French Circle meets bi-weekly under the direction of Mrs. Jane
Dunham. All students taking second or third year French may become
members. The meetings are conducted strictly in French, and when plays
are given or games played, they are also in French. This term the club gave
in conjunction with an assembly a program of French folk songs and the
first act of "Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichonf' The officers of the French
Circle are Romolo DeSpirito, President, Peter Raineri, Vice-President:
Rose Brooke, Secretary.
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The Italian Club
The Italian Club is comprised of second and third year pupils in the
Italian classes and also the honor pupils in the first year classes. The re-
strictions for membership are such that all who attend the meetings can
thoroughly enjoy them. From time to time programs are given to which
all classes are invited and from which anybody can benefit. The officers of
the club are Adriane Bonsignore, President: Emily Nardo, Vice-Presi-
dentg Angeline Cascino, Secretaryg Vivian Bondi, Treasurerg Mary Pas-
cuzzi, Social Chairmang Domenic DeFrancesco, Faculty Adviser.
The Bibliophiles is a senior high club directed by Miss Janet Sprague.
The members are those who enjoy reading good books and talking about
them. Its purpose is to acquaint the members with writers and books other
than those they have known and to stimulate wider and more intelligent
At each meeting four or five members give reports on the lives and
some of the books of the author predetermined for that week.
The club is preparing an annotated list of books of their reading to be
presented to the English Department and the library as reading sugges-
One of the first, if not the first, clubs to be organized at Benjamin
Franklin was the boys' nature club. They call themselves the Bios. Bios
isn't a manufactured word like castoria or carbona. It is an old Greek
word which means life.
The purpose of the Bios is to become acquainted with live things, to
enjoy their beauty, and to understand them. The Bios are especially in-
terested in plants. The plant laboratory is their meeting place, and there
you will find the members working every night after school and as often
in between times as can be managed.
Their interest is in life and living: they have few formalities, fewer
formal meetings, no formal organizations, and a membership of workers.
The Home Economics Clubs
The Home Economics department sponsors three clubs: the Clothing
Club, under the direction of Miss Stevensg the Cookery Club, under the
direction of Miss Scribner, and the Home Economics Garden Club, under
the direction of Mrs. May.
The Clothing Club girls master the skill of making simple, inexpensive
garments. They also turn old dresses into the new and fashionable.
The girls in the Cookery Club prepare and serve meals. These meals
have consisted of a hot dish, a salad or vegetable, a hot bread, and a desert.
The girls in the Home Economics Garden Club grow their gardens in
school. The members spend their spare moments in making picture and
miniature rock gardens, window boxes, and propagated plants.
The Chess Club
This club was organized by students who are interested in scientific
chess playing. After reaching a certain degree of proficiency, advanced
students, judged by their tournament standing, will ofiiciate in the playing
of those less adept at the game.
Meetings are held once a week under the sponsorship of Mr. Paul
Erickson. In the near future the club hopes to challenge other schools in
tournaments. A limited number of candidates for the club will be welcome.
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"THE KEY" STAFF
PEARL RAPPAPoR'I', SYLVIA GORDON, MARY ARNAO, CLARA WII.IJMAN, MITCHILLI. GOULD,
HYMAN KIRSCH, DAVID CARSON, LEONARD SCHIFFRIN, MICHAEII GOLBRN, MICHAEI. TER-
RANA, JOSEPH CASSETTI, CLARA TI-:LIAs, JOHN FRISONE, S'rI:LLA S1'RzEcIwII.R, IDA Goon-
IvIANg Faculty Adfvisers, MERIIE G. IVRS, E. DEMARS BEZANT.
"THE COURANT" STAFF
4 JOSEPH HAYMDFI-I, JULIA GLASSER, FRIEDA KAHN, JosI:PH LoTURco, HELEN Bm-:1's'I'I:IN,
EDITH GLICKMAN, STEPHEN SOROCHTEY, JOHN POLOWY, DDNALD PIIARLMAN, KI-:NNI-:'I'H
X GEIWITZ, Faculty Advisors, MERLI-: G. Ivss, E. DEMARS BEZANT.
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The A Cappella Choir is a group of 40 voices selected from the Choral
Club for their excellence in singing. This choir meets twice each week at
the 7th period. Marlowe G. Smith is the conductor and Miss Margaret Culp
is the accompanist.
The objective of this choir is "a Cappella" or unaccompanied singing.
The repertoire includes for the most part, music of the church.
The Choir has been a feature attraction at the Central Presbyterian
Church, the Lake Avenue Baptist, and on school assembly programs. This
group was asked to give radio programs which included tl1e Assembly of
the Air over WHAM and the Centennial Celebration of the Rochester Sav-
ings Bank over WHEC. They also made a trip to Medina where they gave
a program before the High School.
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The Choral Club has already made a real place for itself in the life of
our new school. Last September saw a registration of 125 voices. This list
increased to 143 in January. ,
President . . . ROMOLO DESPIRITO
Secretary . . . . ANNA KRYK
Social Chairman . . . FRANCES LAUFER
Business Manager . . WILLIAM KRUMWEIDE
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The Girls' Glee Club is a group made up of girls from the 7th, Sth, and
9th grades. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday after school,
and membership is voluntary.
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The Whole ToWn's Talking
Our class made up for the lack of quantity of plays by the excellence
of its one production. People of authority on the subject said that ours was
the finest high school play which they had ever seen
The plot begins with the return home from art school of Ethel Sim
mons, accompanied by Roger Shields, a wealthy American of Chicago and
Paris. Mrs. Simmons wishes Ethel to marry him, but Mr. Simmons has
different plans. He tells Chet Binney, his elderly bachelor partner, to pro
pose to his daughter Ethel. Chet awkwardly does so, and then things hap
Donald Swift, a professional boxer. Then he is free to marry Ethel
Clifford Smith was a success as Mr. Simmons the wealthv business
man. Stella Franz adeptly portrayed Mrs. Simmons. Anthony Perotto
put a professional touch into the part of Chet Binney
Mr. Erle Remington did a remarkable piece of work in presenting such
a mature production with amateur players. The class made over two hun-
dred dollars on this play. This success is due mainly to Stephen Sorochety
and his assistants.
pen. The climax is a thrilling fight in the dark, in which Chet beats up
Mr. Simmons .
Mrs. Simmons .
Ethel . .
Roger Shields .
Donald Swift .
Letty Leight .
Annie . . . SARA OLIVERI
Sally . . . SUSIE ROLICK
Lila ....... MARY GRECO
Taxi Driver . .
THE BUSINESS STAFF'
Business Manager .
Property Manager .
Ticket Manager .
Head Usher . .
The Weekly Assembly Programs
Mr. Remington and his assistants have done a good piece of work in
the interesting variety of programs which they have presented, taking into
consideration the complete lack of stage equipment which confronted them
in September. Slowly they gained some equipment, which they used in
staging "The Boar," a one act comedy by Anton Chekhov. In this play the
ability of Anthony Perotto was clearly shown.
A great source of enjoyment at the assemblies is the contribution made
by the musical organizations. Of particular enjoyment was the Irish pro-
gram given by the soloists of the A Cappella choir.
We have also heard many interesting speeches, particularly that of
Mr. Stroup about Alaska.
The assembly is an institution of the school to which we all look for-
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The Pirates of Penzance
"The Pirates of Penzance" was presented to delighted audiences on
the evenings of December 5 and 6 in our auditorium. The cast was made
up of both faculty and students. Marlowe Smith trained the chorus, and
Karl Van Hoesen the orchestra. Jesse Ogden, who called forth prolonged
applause for his acting, was in charge of painting the scenery, while Erle
Remington was responsible for the general directing and for the costumes.
The plot deals with the pirate apprentice Frederic, who on reaching
the age of twenty-one, refuses to remain in the profession, contrary. to the
persuasion of Ruth, his elderly sweetheart. After leaving the pirates, he
falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of the all-wise Major-General Stan-
ley, whose castle the pirates are attacking. With the aid of the police, he
defeats the pirates, and as a reward he is given Mabel in marriage.
The most admirable criticism was that such a splendid performance
could be given by an almost complete high-school cast. Mrs. Edna Richard-
son Barnes was the only person not a member of this school, who was in
The Pirate King .... STEWART FALK
His Lieutenant .... ANTHONY BETTEN
Frederic .... . HAROLD SINGLETON
Maj or-General Stanley . . JESSE OGDEN
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Ruth ..... . RosE BROOKE
Kate . . MARIAN SONOSKI I
Edith . . THANKFUL SPAU DING
Isabel . . VIVIAN GROH
The Faculty Frolic oi 1931
On the evenings of April 24 and 25, the faculty of our school blossomed
forth in roles unfamiliar to us when they presented the Faculty Frolic of
The orchestra played an overture and several intermezzos. Then we
saw "The Rofmance'r's," a one act play by Edmund Rostand. Janet Sprague
played the part of the leading lady admirably. Joseph Magro, our scenic
artist, played opposite her. Other parts were humorously portrayed by
Paul Erickson, Samuel Porter, and that well-known comedian, Jesse Ogden.
A very unique one act play was "Long Distance," a comedy by W. H.
Upson. Donald Rahtjen set aside the role of Latin teacher to become the
service manager in a tractor company. Grace McCarthy was greatly ap-
preciated as the "girly at Mike's Restaurant, as was Anne Hanna as the
coy Mary Lee, who furnished the interest. Samuel Zornow, Harold Roche,
and Walter Tennant all drew forth roars of laughter.
Then followed "The ldlings of the King," a burlesque. written and di-
rected by the inimitable Erle Remington, who played the role of King
Arthur himself. Dora Clary made an admirable Guinivere, the lover of
Sir Lancelot, namely Francis Henderson. Roy L. Butterfield was Modred,
the horrible villain, while the magician Merlin, the king's wise guy, was
played by Jesse Ogden. Helen Scott was the obedient page.
In staging, acting, and costuming, the first faculty frolic has estab-
lished a high standard for the others to follow.
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Top Row-BELLANCA, CROPSEY, BAUER, VANGRAAFEILAND,
H 2nd Row-YATES, W1-INDEL, HEBERBUSH, HOLLANDER, LISTA, VIELE.
31-d Row-FERRARA, BUTTERFIELD, CHERRY, COACH BEACH,
, LEVITT, MARINARO.
Seated-BULIUCK, PORLOWITZ, MICHLIN, ANUWITH, GEIWITZ.
SENIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM
Top Row-SENDOW, SNYDER, LRv1'r'1'.
C01Lt0'l'-COACH CHAMBERLAIN, BAKER,
CHERRY BAUER MGR SIMON
9 td-STENLIL MINK Mic HLIN BRAY
Despite all previous traditions that a school team entering its first
year in sports competition never wins the championship, Franklin High s
basketball team not only upset all dope by landing on top of the Inter-Scho
lastic High School league, but they also captured the Monroe County title
by trimming a fast Fairport five to the tune of 27-25, and then to top it all
Coach Chamberlain's boys set back the Geneseo quintet, thereby adding the
consolation crown of Western New York to their already sweeping glories
Although Carl Chamberlain managed always to remain in the back
ground, he deserves much credit for the splendid combination he turned out
through his versatile coaching. "The Wizard's" strategy was highly instru
mental in bringing about a 33-20 victory over a highly favored East High
Those who helped to carry the Red and White to glory are: Co-captains
y Sam Mink and Art Michlin, "Bello" Snyder, Ken Stenzel, Jack Baker
Matty Sendow, "Little" Abe Levitt, Bob Bray and Sol Cherry. Michlin and
Mink were chosen for all-scholastic berths on several local newspapers, and
"Bello" Snyder, the dead eye of the team, led the scoring column with 114
points garnered in 14 games. With many players coming back next year
things look anything but dark on the basketball horizon.
SEASON RECORD OF BASKETBALL TEAM
Irondequoit 28 Franklin
-West High 17
-Tech. High 11
-East High 20
West High 25
32-Tech. High 21
-U. of R. Frosh 13
-East High 26
-East High 22
Ithaca 15 Won
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t to x-ight-HOLLANDER, MIIALER, NADxTzg Middle row-fAdviser, W. f'1.AnK,
rrcmx, VANGRAAr'E11.ANn, LIPMAN, LoTURco. Mgr. DINABURG.
Ifoffom I'0l,UiSCHVVARZ, ScHo'rz, BELLANCA.
JUNIOR HIGH SOCCER
Top Row-MORRH-1, CUSHING, TURK, DAYQ Center-COACH RoAcH, CIRILLA, SAMZMAN.
FRI-ZKAQ llnttom-SALTZMAN, RIF1-'K1N, MOLINARI, SAPoz1NK. RAHTJ1-iN.
SENIOR HIGH BASEBALL
Snmrling-left Io right-Manager LEVITT, KARPINSRI, BAUER, MINE, BAKER, VAN-
GRAAI-'En.ANu, KWIATKOWSKI, TYMKIN, STENZEL, Coach TORRENS.
Smtvd-Buxowsm, ADAMSKI, CHERRY, MICHIAN, BRAY, H1-:R1'wx-QCK, BELINK, MARINARU.
JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL TEAM
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Top row f Molinari, Koval, Bowe-n, Boer. Williams, Johnson, liaufor. Voiclisvlo.
y 21111 ron'-Johnson, Krzivtz Schultz, Presnvl, Dunkoif, Rupponthall, Reflkin, Mnttioli. "
Slrd Vlllll-l,l1l'VlS, Vlfisotsko, Kowalski, Kovis, Guglielmino, Guycr, Grzivo.
S1'11f1'rlslJiPiolro, Keller, Coach Roche, Pisano, LoTurco, Stz1i'kxvc-ati-r'.
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3rd row-Suckert, Wisoztke, Pisano Qfiaptj, Burke, Mattioli.
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Kulwus, Pc-uI'lIIIzm, Coach TCJl'l'0llS, Rudy, fCapt.J, Upham, Cl'U3IllilIL'1 X
lird row-McMahon, Bostick, Schultz, Mgr. Pilznivnski, Anuswith, Wilson, Bzzunum.
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CHAMPION GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
Standing : LEDERTHEIL, COACH LAWRENCE, PHILLIPS.
Seated: HERMAN, HOCHSTEIN, CAPLAN, ALENT.
The first year at Benjamin Franklin offered the girls opportunities
heretofore undreamed of in school sports. The several activities offered and
entered by the girls were soccer, hockey, swimming, volley ball, basketball,
hit-pin baseball, dancing, baseball, and tennis. The Junior High partici-
pated in a hit-pin tournament which was the outstanding event in the
Junior High section. Dancing classes which were held during the year had
a big showing each week, and some of the girls became skillful in the art
The peak of all tournaments, meets, and activities was the swimming
meet in which both Junior and Senior High girls participated. The Win-
ners were Bessie Michelson fSenior Highl and Anna Kohut.' The audience
which witnessed this event was thrilled, as well as greatly amused.
With a start like this in athletics, the girls who will enter in future
years will have a precedent to live up to.
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The first sight of Franklin High made me want to transfer to East.
They'd expect too much from me here! While entering the building I won-
dered whether the owls over the side entrances spouted water during a rain.
The first one I talked to was Dave Carson. He spoke on two subjects: the
first, that, upon inquiring at the office, he had been told that the "12Bl"
after our home room number didn't mean a thing, and the second, that he
would buy my Cicero. Neither announcement surprised me. I already
knew the first subject to be true because I was assigned to this same "12B1"
home room. Since Dave is tall, thin, wears glasses and has a large Adam's
apple, I easily knew he was taking Latin. About this time Jess Gorkin
came along and told us he was also in this home room. I recalled Dave's
first subject and laughed. Why, with Jess and me in a teacher's conference,
the whole bunch couldn't average a "C" grade. John Frisone came next. I
haven't any objection to Johnny himself, but I can't stand sideburns, not
even on a nannygoat. There is not one hair on any face that I like. I even
use my Gillette on the cat-not even she can wear whiskers and stay in my
house. Miss Hess came along then, and opened the door. She let the others
enter, even Jess, but she demanded my identification slip before I got in.
For a whole minute after I finally entered the room I felt as though I had
just crawled over the ball park fence and sat down in the mayor's box seat
at the opening game. When Mitchell Gould entered, I became normal again.
I didn't think they'd let him even see the building. When some girls came
in. we thought they were paying us a visit: but when they started demand-
ing seats, we heard for the first time that the homerooms were to be mixed
affairs. WOW! Were we mad! Why, Mike Golben had his family move out
to the west side of the city so that he might have a chance to change schools.
His plan was discovered, and now Mike is paying ten cents a day to the
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car company as a punishment. We were surprised when new classmates
kept coming in. It seems that the other rooms had more girls than ours.
Howard Ashley and Pete Bidack f?D fooled the troubled Miss Hess by
telling her they were the repair men sent up to clean out the homeroom
pencil sharpener. Of course, there were a few who tried to get out into
other home rooms when the cause for the disturbance was made known.
Milt Shiffrin got up, gave his cuffs a few Hicks, brushed his red hair into
place, fixed his tie, stood on his toes, gave a couple of "do do-o doo-oo's" and
started to leave the room. However, he never succeeded because it seems
Joe Haymoff, Dave Rosenbloom and John Frisone all had the same idea. A
telephone call brought Bill Wolgast on the run. He ordered ladders placed
under the windows for the others to continue with their classes, and left
the battlers to fight it out. However, before the first period began, the
Seniors were to participate in the flag raising and in the first assembly. I
guess we were supposed to figure as a background. As it would happen, I
didn't get into the pictures and I landed in the last row when we formed
the background in the assembly. As a result no one believes me when I say
I'm a senior, and I've almost no chance of graduating. I'm afraid to ask
them to look up my school record. They might find I'm a junior high senior.
It seems a certain teacher named Miss Greenwood was noted for her ignor-
ance. They said that she, an English teacher, had never heard of the first
letter in the alphabet and only seldom recalled the second letter and that she
was strongly infiuenced by the double "e" in her name. I wasn't afraid.
I knew she'd give me the same mark as all my other teachers. It's funny
how I always get the same rating in all my subjects. At East High I aver-
aged an "E" all the way through. You know, "E" for East, only given to
Exceptional work. Of course, I thought in Franklin I'd get an "F," Imagine
my embarrassment when I had to correct the spelling of my own English
teacher. She actually spelled "Franklin" with an HO." The funny part of
it is that though she's peculiar in her marking, I think I get along better
with her than any of the other students. While the others are discussing
Macbeth, I often go to sleep. She understands-I need the rest to store up
energy for the walk to my next class. With Miss Greenwood writing my
recommendation, I am sure of success even before I look for a job. I think
I'll become a newsboy and deliver her newspaper every night-just to show
her beliefs in me were well founded. Miss Riley is teaching me civics. Al-
though she gives me the same marks as Miss Greenwood, I don't enjoy her
classes as much. Very often, during the period, she breaks into my rest by
her shouts. You know you can't sleep in a room with some one, especially
a lady like Effie, hollering all the time about the indifference of the average
citizen toward government business. If every person in the U. S. could hear
her, they'd become alive to their interests, like I am, and then I'd be able to
sleep. Next, I have two study periods and then lunch. The first half hour
I spend sleeping in the nurse's ofiice. I'm not particular. When someone's
occupying the couch in the inner office, I sleep on the bench outside. After
the rest, Mr. Butterfield sees to it that one of the faculty takes me riding
for about another half-hour in order to work up an appetite for lunch. Did
you know the school buys my lunch? and that I'm paid for eating it? You
see it's an advertising stunt. I eat about a dollar's worth of stuff and then
they pay me for brushing up trade. After lunch they carry me up to the
third floor where my next class is. On the way up we often pass Sam Porter
discussing history with the opposite sex. And Sam is a gentleman, too. He'd
rather talk with a blonde than with a brunette or a red head. Ask him.
Anthony Betten teaches me for the next fifty minutes. Ask Anthony about
the time he went tobogganing with one of his girl friends and got a tooth
knocked out. Now don't jump to conclusions: He says it wasn't the girl that
did it, but a smash-up they had. At the time the class said they didn't be-
lieve him. He offered to show the place where the tooth is missingg but the
class wasn't interested. We wanted to see the girl.
September 2, 1,960
Kenneth Geiwitz recently returned to Rochester after enjoying a very
successful season as a bond salesman.
"Evelyn, darling," cried Kenneth upon entering his home. He dropped
his brief case and rushed over to his wife, who stood looking with a pained
expression at the mud he had tracked in.
"Evelyn," he repeated throwing his arms around her neck. "They
laughed at me when I sent away to the P. D. Q. correspondence school for
a course in rock crushing, but now it's a different story. Only this morning
Jim stopped me and wanted to know how I obtained such success in sales-
"Oh, yeah?" asked his loving wife with her quaint humor. "Well, I
need a coupl'a dresses 'n hats so come across."
"But Honey, this last trip was a complete failure. This business de-
Madame Marie Theresa Colomba Pascuzzi stepped off the boat the
other day, and, in answer to our request for a few words from her to our
public, she graciously referred us to the encyclopedia. We bowed gratefully
and hurried away, proud and awed to have met that great novelist. As
always, she was rightg the encyclopedia contained a wealth of informa-
tion about her books. We quote directly from one of the passages of her
latest treatises on the inner self because we feel it is too beautiful and in-
spiring to be rewritten in shortened form.
"Life-the beautiful, majestic flower, reaching for the moon."
This passage, it is said, is to go down in history as one of the greatest,
if not the greatest ever written. Note the beauty of the line. You can just
see the flower reaching and reaching. We earnestly hope it will finally get
there. At any rate, the latest press dispatches say that that passage has
had a corner reserved for it in the Smithsonian Institute for the Blind
where its flower can lay its head to rest after several laps of reaching.
Samuel J. Catalfano sat behind his desk in his spacious suite of offices
puffing moodily at a fat cigar. Suddenly, he seemed struck by a thought.
"Miss Carter!" he bellowed, shifting his cigar to the other side of his
"Yes, Mr. Catalfanof' meekly responded his secretary as she entered.
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"Send for a gallon of that new stuff guaranteed to take oil' an inch a
daylfrom your waistline," he said, rubbing his portly middle section pen-
"Yes, Mr. Catalfanof'
"Don't keep saying, 'Yes, Mr. Catalfano,' I don't like it."
"Yes, Mr. Catalfano-I mean, no, Mr. Catalfano-."
"Arr-r-r-r," roared Samuel J.
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Michael Terrana has lately taken over the "Modiste" shop on the corner
of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Rochester, and he says that he intends to
revolutionize styles in this country. To quote from what he said:
"Ze new-what you you say in English ?-waistline, zat is ze word, is
to rise on ze right side and lower on ze left side zis year. Madame, she will
be charmante! QPersonally, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Madame,
but if he says she'll look 'charmante,' I suppose she will.J And zen, 1 he con-
tinued! ze feets of Madame will be covered in ze finest of bare skin. Won-
derful, like ze birds, yes? no?" fPersonally, I never thought much of walk-
ing barefoot in snow, but if he says it's all right, I suppose it is.l "What
you think I have next thought of? Ze hat? She will have a very high crown
zis year-and yes, ze material--she is to be, what you call, heavy." tI've
often heard of crowns weighing twenty pounds, and these crowns are to be
made of heavy material. Poor Madamell
At this point, Monsieur Terrana was called away to wait on Mrs.
Geiwitz who had just entered the shop. We wonder if she is Madame?
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All was quiet in the operating room. The nurses were holding their
breaths, probably as a precaution against breathing too much free ether.
Maurice Dankoff, M.D., Foo.E., and Ka.Choo, leaned over his patient, his
eyes glittering, his hand as steady as a machine oscillating at 250 times
per second. Slowly the knife descended, down, down. Then began the dis-
section. First he sliced back the skin, then the flesh underneath. He was
hacking his way onward into the very depths of his patient. Suddenly, he
gave a little cry of joy. His hand slipped into the man and then out again.
But was he disappointed? No, for Maurice Dankoff, M.D., Foo.E., and Ka.
Choo, had performed another successful operation. He drew forth first the
appendix. Then came the lungs, heart, and stomach of his patient. When
we saw him do this last, we knew that we were witnessing the most wonder-
ful operation ever performed, for what other doctor had ever removed so
much and had left a living patient?
Maurice came over to me and said, "Well, howja like it?"
"Wonderful," we answered. "Will he live?"
"Haw, haw," laughed Maurice, "it's a dead body I'm practising on!"
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The other day, dear reader, I was struck for is the word I want "strick-
en"J by the most beautiful thought. You'd never guess itg "nil desperan-
dum," never despair. Why just imagine all the people over forty who have
bad cases of just that malady! It has been estimated that four out of five-
oh dear me! We must get on with our story: let's see-oh yes: never de-
spair. Take for instance this case of a good friend of a young man I knew,
a Mr. Remington, probably unknown to most of you, who used to work on
the docks. Not Mr. Remingtong the other one. I mean, not you either--oh
dear! I do wish I didn't get so tangled up.
Anyway, you know what I mean. Well, when Mr. Remington was just
a little baby boy clinging to his mother's skirts, he used to have an unusu-
ally loud voice. Time and again, his mother did her worst to stop him from
speaking so loudly, but did he give it up as a bad job? Ha! No! Twice no!
Instead, he persevered until now he has cultivated a bellow which can easily
put a steam whistle to shame. When he presented himself, in all the glory
of his voice, before a high school principal, he so dazed that principal with
his extraordinary quality, that he was immediately taken on as a member
of the faculty. Of course, a day later, when the principal found out what
he had done when in this trance, he was going to assign him to the janitor
position, but being afraid that this would cause a general strike by the other
janitors for ear plugs, he gave him the one and only position of dramatic
manager. Now, he ranks among the truly great men our nation has pro-
duced: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ring Lardner, Clifford
Smith, Samuel J. Catalfano, and Maurice Dankoff. And now, dear readers,
"lay this to thy heart and farewell !"
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The Benjamin Franklin
Junior - Senior
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27 C'l1'nton Avenue South
Cgheodore KRJOSEUEZK said:-
EXTRAVAGANCE rots characterg train youth away
from it. On the other hand, the habit of saving money,
while it stiffens the will, also brightens the energies.
If you would be sure that you are right, Save."
Every Monday you have the opportunity to prove that you are
right-you cannot afford to miss if.
ROCHESTER SAVINGS BANK
The School Bank
47 Main St. West 40 Franklin St.
1831 if Our Centennial Year if 193
A S'l'I'l UTE takes every pre-
'5 '4'- caution to relate class
room theories to actual con-
ditions in the business world.
Students see real life unfold-
ing before them. They get a
new vision, a new enthusiasm.
If you are one of those pass-
ing from "graduation into
life" at the time--we suggest
that you pause long enough to
adapt your education to prac-
tical demands of the business
world. Short intensive courses
await you at R. B. I. Indi-
vidual instruction is featured.
You are assured assistance in
securing paying, responsible
positions on the completion of
oem-:s1'si: BUSINESS IN-
Home Study Courses
Those who are unable to at-
tend the Institute immediate-
ly are urged to avail them-
selves of business preparation
courses by mail. Transfer
may be made at any time to
regular courses. Contact with
instructors may be made when '
desired bv actual visits to the
R. B. I. otiiees.
Further Information from Registrar
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
When You Want
Better Dairy Products
get it nt
Simon Bros. Creamery
Cor. Joseph and Catharine
Superior Ice Cream
Special Bricks, Molds
for all occasions
Roch cste1"s Leading
Hot Corned Beef
Spiced Beefs and Smoked Sausage
345 JOSEPH AVENUE
Parties and Banquets given specfial
attention. Main 8057
Wm. Yalowich Drug Co. I
658 HUDSON AVENUE
A complete line of Fountain pens
Prices from S1 to 5515.
MODERN SODA FOUNTAIN
QYOUR FUTURE . . .
Depends on your training. Mechanics Instituto offers unusual opportunities for I
preparation. Its cooperative courses, particularly, enable you to secure practical experi-
ence and at the same time earn while you learn!
Industrial Electricity Food Administration
Industrial Mechanics Retail Distribution I
Construction Supervision Costume Art with Retaling'
and Architectural Drafting Photographic Technology
Applied Art Courses
Illustration, Advertising Art, Design, Crafts, Interior Decoration, Art Education
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
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"One Man Tell Another"
We appreciate the patronage of the members
of Benjamin Franklin High School.
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Cakes, cookies, bread, pies, and pastries
fresh twice daily
Orders for Weddings, parties, and special occasions taken
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