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r ; . ■-.■ ' . ' OTHIfi ; fcj ; t£8 ffla m ■ 3Zt?.rr. 3 SKS SSSjasaa M« The Franklinite Published by the Senior Class of Franklin School 18 Wesi 89th Street, Ni-w York City Page One Pooi fivo FOREWORD 1 he book winch we introduce with these words is the first annual to be pub- lished by the franklin School. It is with a thrill of joy and pride that we, the class of nineteen twent-eight, present this, our last work at the school, to our fel- lows and to all the generations of Frank- linites that are to come. For although we recognize that the pioneers in a work such as this must inevitably sink into ob- livion before the brilliant accomplish- ments ot their successors, yet we are con- scious of the merit of founding a good and promising institution. And, realiz- ing our shortcomings, we offer in all hu- mility this last gilt to the school with the anxious hope that this work of ours will be continued and improved as the years pass. Page Three DR. KOHNIG ' ,;.;, DEDICATION To Doctor Otto Koenig. for twenty-five years the most be- loved teacher and most respected friend of all his pupils at Frank- lin School, ive dedicate this book as our last gift to the institution of which he is the guiding genius and the moving spirit. Page In, STAFF Editor-in-Chief STANLEY WRONKER Associate Editors ARNOLD AUERBACH PAUL E. BENDER Contributing Editors JAMES FLORSHEIM HOWARD HARRIS DeWITT STERN Art Editor LAWRENCE ELLINGER Manager -in-Chiet JOSEPH KASTOR Assistant Manaytrs JOSEPH BERLINGER ARTHUR SCHOENFELD Faculty Advisor MR. CLIFFORD W. HALL Page Seven ranklin School was organized in Septem- ber, 1872, by Dr. Julius Sachs as the Sachs Collegiate Institute, thus antedating nearly all the existing private schools in New York City. In 904. Columbia University, in recognition of the success of Dr. Sachs as an administrator of secondary education, offered him a professorship in the De- partment of Pedagogy. He was succeeded by Dr. Koenig, the present headmaster, who had at that time been associated with the school for eight years and who will enter upon his twenty-fifth year as principal in the coming fall. The school, which was first opened at Broadway and Thirty-Second Street, moved several years later to Sixth Avenue and Forty-Sixth Street, then to 8 West fifty Ninth Street, where it was located tor many years, and finally, in 19 12. to its present site at 18-20 West Eighty-Ninth Street. New York City. During the past ten years one hundred and sixty-two boys have graduated from Franklin School. Of these one hundred and sixteen haw- been admitted to colleges and universities. Twenty- eight have gone to Columbia: twenty-one to Prince- ton; eighteen to Yale; filteen to Harvard; eight to Pennsylvania: eight to Cornell: six to Williams; one to Oxford; and eleven others have been scattered among various colleges in the eastern part ol the United States. Page Nine MR. CHARLES H. GORSLINE ' ommercial Subjects and Penmanship THE FACULTY Oh, a set of comic creatures are these very handsome teachers Whose photographs have graced the page before. And though you would not guess it, they ' re a crowd of the most blessed Men that ever left the Lethe ' s sacred shore. For the one who ' s pictured first is a gentleman who ' s versed In stones that would make a sailor blush. And he makes it fun to sit reading stupid English lit By the gusto of the fast ones he can gush. But who would have a flair for the study of the square. Were it not for the enchantment that has come From the fiery words of wrath that pursue an endless path Down the sizzling mathematics teacher ' s tongue? Surely French would be insipid it Beau Brummel didn ' t whip it Into something like a fashion show to boot. But the pleasure oi it varies when he slams the dictionaries And stamps upon the parquet with his foot. Or who would give a fig for solid or tor trig Without Krazy Kat and all his little mice.- ' Think you algebra would matter, if it were not for the patter Of the little man who fills it full of spice? If you seek procrastination, you will reach your destination In the fellow who spouts Cicero and such. But though he talk you lame, you will get there just the same, And you rather come to like him very much. Page I hirteen A fearful castigation is the history teachers ration, So " get organized " or he may lose his head. And though he hates to smile, he ' s a good boy all the while Even if demerits fly like so much lead. But the man who teaches German can discourse to you on vermin, On Sanskrit, irrigation, or dead fish. In fact, what he can ' t teach is beyond the human reach; So ask him any questions that you wish. Each commercial student knows every anecdote that flows From the lips of his old master, word for word. Though their shorthand is the bunk, it ' s impossible to flunk. And a mark of less than ninety is absurd. But gymnastics is the course where the teacher is the boss. For who would tempt a Giant unto wrath? Though we usually cut. those who go do nothing but Demurely tread the straight and narrow path. So the faculty, indeed, is the students ' greatest need. And these fellows surely seem to fill the breach. For without their little lreaks who could stand the endless weeks Ot the dull and dreary classes that they teach? turteen ZJ IMPRESSIONS OF A TEACHERS ' MEETING i By somebody who has never attended one) rime: Just before the reports are due. just after the reports have been issued, or something like that. Place: Dr. Koenig ' s office. Enter the teachers, filing in slowly and solemnly. Mr. Warne ( absentmindedly ) . " All right, fellers, let ' s get organized now. " Dr. Koenig. " Gentlemen, be seated. Is there any subject to be brought up before the meeting? " Mr. Kern. " I saw a great bargain at De Pinna ' s yesterday. It was a very subdued shirt, you know, one with purple polo players running up and down the border. And it only cost — " Mr. Hall (scornfully). " Why that ' s nothing. Out in Connecticut- Mr. Merritt. " Have you heard the one about the — " Dr. Koenig. " Come now. we must get to work. This discussion must stop. " Mr. Gorsline. " I was speaking to John Student yesterday and it really was most amazing to see — " Mr. Allison. As Pythagoras said — (At this point Mr. Keith drops off to sleep and mutters some- thing about a periphrastic chasing a supine up and down an in- finitive ' s back, or something like that. ) Mr. Hall (sadly). " Wesleyan was never like this. " Mr. Allison. " As Pythag oras said — " Mr. Kern. " Well, as Alec Woolcott remarked to me at last night ' s opening — " Mr. Warnc. " Say. that ' s nothing. Back in the army we used to — " Page Fifteen Mr. Hall. " Out in Connecticut when 1 was a boy I went riding on a wagon which had a straw mattress on it. I was smoking — ( He looks around triumphantly, to note with pained surprise that Messrs. Gorsline and Warne have peacefully gone to sleep during the anecdote). Mr. Allison. " As Pythagoras said — " Mr. Kern (menacingly). " I ' m getting sick and tired of hearing about this guy Pythagoras. " Mr. Allison (glibly). " In a right triangle the square of the hypoteneuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides. " ( Mr. Kern arises hastily and hits Mr. Allison on the head with a telephone book ) . Mr. Hall. " Please pass out quietly. " Mr. Merritt (triumphantly snapping shut the case of his alarm watch). " Time: " (Curtain, very fast, as the teachers make their exit, looking very learned, indeed. ) Pape Si teen V Page Seventeen Arnold Aui rbm h " Auer " It is much easier to be critical than correct. " — Disraeli. fink 1021 ( olumbia Associate Editor " Franklinite, " r i ; Associate Editor " Red and Blue. " 4. 5; Debating Club. 4, S; Scholarship Medal. 3; Class Prophet, 5. Paul E. Bender " Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. " — Emerson. Entered 1922 Princeton Associate Editor " Franklinite. " 5; Associate Editor " Red and Blue. " 4. 5; Debating Team. Al- ternate. 2. Speaker. 3, 4. 5; De- bating Club. 4. 5. Page Nineteen Edgar Dannenberg " Eddie " " What every woman knows. " — liana-. •ntered 192 Pennsylvania Har ild Dreyfus ■ ' Dry " " A still, small voice. " — Old I estament. Entered 1021 Columbia Chess learn, t : Midget Basket- ball. 4: ' Varsity Basketball. 5: ( ' lass I reasurer. I: Scholarship Medal. 2: Tennis. 5. Page I tventy one " Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. " — Byron. Entered 10 17 Columbia Contributing Editor " Franklin- ite. " T Contributing Editor " Red and Blue. " 5; Alternate Debating earn. 1; Debating Club. 4. 5; Midget Basketball. 5: Class Pres- " Although I am a pious man. I am none the less a man. " — Mohere. ' .olum Debating Club, t : Chess Team. 5: Secretary, F. A. A., 5; Foot- ball Team. 4; Midget Basketbal 4; ' Varsity Basketball. 5. Page I wentu three Howard M. Harris " Howie " " First in the fight, and every graceful deed. ' ' — Pope. Entered 1921 Princeton Contributing Editor " Franklin- iie, " 5; Assistant Manager " Red and Blue. " 5; Debating Club. 5; Dance Committee, 4, 5 : F. A. A. Vice-President, 4; President. 5; Midget Basketball. 2, 3; Football Team. 4: Tennis Team. 4: " Var- sity Basketball. 4; Captain, 5; Class Secretary. 1 : Secretary- reasurer. -President President. 4. 5; Tennis, 5; Senior Dinner Committee. 5. Page I vJentu-four Rli I [ARD F. KAHN " Dick " Lax in his gaiters, laxer in his rait. " — Smith. Entered 1917 Columbia Tennis learn. 4. Midget Basket ball, 5: Scholarship Medal. 2. 3, 4. S : Franklin School Prize. 1 . 3: Tennis. 5: Class Salutatorian, 5; Haas Medal for General Ex- cellence, 5. Joseph H. Kastor -Joe ' " Something between a hind- rance and a help. " — Wordsworth. Entered 1917. Manager- in-Chief " Frank linite. " 5: " Red and Blue " Assistant Manager. 1. V Associate Mana- ger. 4. Manager-in-Chief. 5. nty five Entered 1917 Stephen A. Kaufman " Steve " " The silence that is in the starry sky. " - - -WordsiLU irth. Princeton Debating Club, 4. 5; Scholarship Medal. 4. 5. ( Donald Kaufmann " Sheik " " A very gentle beast and ol a good conscience. ' ' — Shakespeare. Entered l f 24. Alternate Debating Team, 3; De- bating (dub. 4. 5: Class Secre- tarv- I reasurer, 4. I u i nty-six ,3 Richard S. Levene " Dick " " As innocent egg. ' ' — Gilbert . Entered 19 2 2 a new- laid ( olumbia earn. 4. 5 ; Alternate Debating Debating Club, 5; Secretary, 4: Scholarship Medal, 4; Mathema- tics Prize. 4. 5. Harold A. Loewenhi im " Loewy " " Stately and tall he moves in the hall. " — Kale Franklin. Entered 191 Princeton Debating Club. 4. 5: Football Team. 3. 4: ' Varsity Basketball. 5: Class Vice-President, 4. Page I Lt ' i r!i ' :. ei en Aim hur K. Si i n u nfeld " Arfr ' e " " He has an oar in every man ' s boat and a finger in every pie. " — f ' ervantes. I ntered 1 926 I I ' lumbia Associate Manager " Franklinite, " 5; Assistant Manager " Red and Blue. " 5. Di W] ri A. Stern " Dizzy " " With i List enough ol learning to misquote. " — Byron. Entered 1918 Williams Contributing Editor " Franklin ite. " S : School News helitor " Red and Blue, " 5; Debating Team. 4. 5; Debating Club. 4: Vice-Pres- dent, 5: Chess I earn Manager and Captain. 5; Class Secretary - Treasurer, 5: Scholarship Medal. 2: Debating Club Award. 4. 5 Tennis. 5: Class Historian. 5 Bandler Medal for Latin. 5 Mayer Debating Medal, 5. ' i i;e I ' wenlu nil E - . : rj: ■ - Lj Joseph Uu. man HI " Joe " " Willi patient inattention hear him pra Meredith. Entered ' 27 Pennsylvania ' Varsity Basketball. 5. Stanley Wr inki r " Stan " " Knowledge is more than equiv- alent tn force. " — lohnson. Entered 1917 ( Columbia Editor-in-Chief " Franklinite, " 5; Junior Editor 2; School News Editor. 3: Editor-in-Chiei " Red and Blue, " 4, 5; Debating Team, 1, 1. 4. 5: Debating Club. 4; President, 5; Dame ( ommittee, : Class Vice President, I : Pres- ident, 3: Scholarship Medal, 2, V 4. 5; Franklin School Prize, 2, 4. Senior Dinner ( ' ommittee, 5: ( ' lass Valedictorian, 5: Haas Medals for English and General I xi ellcnce, 5. Page I hirty CLASS HISTORY I he great German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, stated in one oi his works: " All that can remain oi actions is a memory, and that becomes weak and disfigured by time. " Thus, in order that the earliest actions and accomplishments of the class of l c 28 may not be blurred and eradicated by the wars to come and in order that our posterity and all I mure generations may perceive how some of the most eminent men of the twentieth century began their eventful lives. I shall humbly endeavor to record the most salient features of their primary and secondary education and their achievements to- gether as a co-ordinate whole. From time immemorial it has been the custom for class-histories to be- gin thus: " In such-and-such a vear eight or ten or twelve youngsters tottered up the stairs and assembled for the first time. Here was the nucleus ot the proud and supercilious Seniors whom you now behold. " Let it suffice, how- ever, to remark that of the twenty-four members of the present Senior class, ten entered in the two primary grades: nine more were added in the next six years: and only five others joined our numbers in the last three years of high- school. From these figures it is manifest that the majority of the class have been associated tor a much longer period than is the usual case with graduat- ir.g classes and thus the friendships are founded upon a more lasting and per- manent basis. Together with this there is an absence of the customary cliques which divide a class more or less into factions. With these facts in view it is more easily understood why the class of 1928 has been able to accomplish things which other classes have unsuccessfully attempted in the past. From the very beginning the class was known for its precocity. Even in our fourth and fifth years we gained renown by triumphing over the class ahead of us in sp elling " bees " and arithmetic contests. In fact, our ability was so much appreciated by Dr. and Mrs. Koenig that they treated the class to ice cream and cake feasts on more than one occasion after these notable vic- tories. We even won both the penmanship contests, which are held annually between the Intermediate III and Intermediate IV classes, though to see the chirography of our members today, one would never believe it. Perhaps after we had purchased typewriters, hand- writing became a lost art with us. In our Junior years in high school we did our school work very credit- ably, at one time having as many as twelve boys on the honor roll. We put forth class teams in basketball and baseball, which were invariably over whelmed by the class ahead of us and which in turn overwhelmed the class below us. Intramural activities in elementary and junior grades have a habit of r esulting like this: so we were not much different from other classes in respect to athletics. Page Thirty-one In our second year of high-school we went up to the College Board Ex- aminations to take a two-year French examination as an entire class, this being the first time that a Sophomore class ever accomplished this feat. And an even greater achievement was the fact that everybody passed the examina- tion. In our Junior year, seventeen fellows took sixty-one College Board Ex- aminations and there were only three failures, while there were twenty-eight grades of eighty and above, twenty-three grades between seventy and eighty: and only seven grades between sixty and seventy. This is surely an enviable record. In fact. Dr. Koenig was so certain of our preternatural ability that year alter year raised the honor roll average, until only our luminaries could reach it. For whereas the honor grade in the Junior class was formerly eighty — and in the Senior class seventy-five, when we reached these classes it was found necessary to raise the standard to eighty-five per cent. Now. of course, people claim that any group of average boys by dint of hard studying and sedulous application can secure high scholastic standing, but the real proof of an unusual intellect is shown in what a group can ac- complish by its own initiative and originality. If this statement is true, all the ability that has been attributed to our class is immediately manifest in various intellectual lines. First, for the last two years the school magazine. " The Red and Blue " has been written almost exclusively by our class. Even in our Junior year we were judged so capable that every important position on the editorial staff was held by one of our members. Moreover, this yearbook which you are now perusing, is the first ever to be put forth in the history of Franklin School. We have accomplished something which other classes in the past have striven for in vain. We feel proud of our accomplishment. This book undoubtedly has its faults; but at least we have shown the way; we have had courage and initiative. Second, we have been more than successful along the lines of debating. True we lost the debates in which we engaged when in the lower years of high school, but the record of the last two years has completely overshadowed these earlier defeats. Classes as a whole have never taken such an interest in de- bating. The Franklin Debating Club has never taken such a great majority of its members from one class. In fact, we never stop arguing, even in reci- tations, much to the perturbation of our instructors. In our Junior year we conquered the Senior class in the annual debate, one of the few times this has happened in the history of the school. And in our Senior year we again won the debate. Pagi I h:i !u 1 a ' Third, our class started a school chess team, the first in over 20 years. This team met with other school aggregations and came out on the whole about even. This could not. of course, be called a complete success: but it was the first season; and at least, as in the case of the yearbook, we have had self-confidence and initiative. But let it not be thought that we spend all our time mastering Latin conjugations and geometry propositions, writing vituperative editorials and profound treaties .reasoning by historical analogy or " reductio ad absurdum " , or learning the Ruy Lope , or the Queens Gambit Declined. This would he a false impression. For this year we gave the first real dance ever given by the Franklin School. Every other year there has been a dance in conjunction with the Senior Debate, but this year we succeeded in giving a senior promenade. This was held at a hall outside of school and proved a great success. In the field ol athletics we cannot say so much for ourselves as m other lines; but we can truthfully say. " We have done our best — which is all that one can do. " We did poorly in basketball and we did not put forth a foot- ball team, which would have been ridiculous, as we are so inexperienced in that sport and as our weight is slight (the heaviest men in the class weigh only 162 pounds dressed): but we did put forth a tennis team, the first in the school in several years, which was very successful, considering the tact that it was the first year. This concludes the history of the deeds of the class of 19 28 as far as things accomplished are concerned. We look back on our achievements: and we also see our mistakes. We stand on our record, not as a group of indi- viduals, but as a class. One man didn ' t do this and another man didn ' t do that: the class of 1928 did this and the class of 1928 did that. Now we separate. Those of us who are going to college become parts of a new group, the class of 19 2 of Columbia or Princeton or Yale or wherever we go. But we do not forget the old group; we do not sever our old friendships. We who have lived for so many years together, shall not be parted. We have the same ambitions and the same ideals. We have formulated these together: we have dreamed of them together: we shall accomplish them together. We shall always be at the bottom of our hearts the class of 1928. CLASS PROPHECY " Character Analyzed, Horoscopes Read, Fortunes I old " , read the ad- vertisement. " Professor Hudson Bey will be at his home to all at noon to- morrow. " " Ah! " thought I, " just the place to go for the prophecy of the class of 1928 of Franklin School. This man is, 1 hope, more of a fakir than a faker. " Accordingly, the next day 1 presented myself at the residence ot the pro- fessor, confident in the hope that the fate of the class of 1928 would be re- vealed. I was received by a huge black servant, clad in Oriental garb, who told me that the professor would see me within five minutes. In due time 1 was motioned into a dim. mysterious room, into which I ga .ed apprehen- sively, until a murderous glare from the black do mestic sent me stumbling inside. I was greeted by the s ' ght ot a huge Buddha reposing contentedly in the middle of the room. The odor of incense filled the air with its musky aroma. The huge servant still stood motionless in the doorway, his arms folded over his massive chest, his face expressionless. Suddenly I heard a slight noise- behind me and turned around with a start. The huge Buddha was swinging slowly around, as though on a hinge. As 1 started back in terror a man stepped out and advanced toward me. lie was a tall, bearded swarthy-looking Oriental, with piercing black eyes and a face devoid of all emotion. He bore himself majestically and haughtily. " I am Hudson Bey " , he said in a deep voice, " what is your desire v ' I explained to him that I wished to learn the fates of the various members of the class of 1928. " My fee for that will be twenty dollars. " said the seer, " cash. " With trembling fingers 1 pro- duced the desired sum. " You may go now. Melachrino. " said the professor to the black servant, who had been standing in the doorway during our conversation. The prophet now led me to the rear of the room, at which was placed a small table with a crystal on it. The Bey sat down at this table, motioning me to be seated next to him. Know you not the old Indian proverb, " asked the prophet in his deep voice, " the last shall be first and the first shall be last? " I nodded assent; and the seer commenced to stroke the crystal, as a tar-away look came into his eyes. " Stanley Wronker " , he intoned, " will become a great journalist. He will be an authority upon international law, politics, civics and economics. Having attained this position, he will then refuse the presidency ot the United States to devote the remainder of his life to the man he has always wor- shiped. In honor of this man he will write biographies, eulogies of every sort, and poetry. He will erect monuments of every description for his idol. The man: ' Why. Calvin Coolidge. of course! " " Joseph Ullmann will be known as an owner of night clubs, a genial host, man about town. And all around hk fellow. It will be he who will Puqc I hit in lout first charge the suckers fifty dollars for a bottle of ginger ale. He will also immortalize the slogan, " Give this little guy the boot! " Having fulfilled his ambition to write a dictionary. DeWitt Stern will be elected to Congress on the platform that no word under six syllables be allowed to be spoken in public. At first this will find popular favor, but the people will soon tire of it; and DeWitt will at length be impeached tor starting too many filibusters in Congress. " Arthur Schoenfeld will become the editor ol a scandal magazine. In it will be published all items of interest, gossip, . nd news concerning New Yorkers. Arthur will be offered huge sums ol money to suppress some ol his discoveries: but. like a true editor, he will print every bit ol news that reaches him. " James Romberg will undoubtedly become the founder of a chain ol boys ' clubs, camps, kindergartens, and the like. In this way he will be able to further his desire ol being considered a very, very important personage in the eyes ol his juniors. lie will, in tact, be known as the big camp and kindergarten man from New York " . " Gabriel Nachman will become the world ' s greatest authority on sports. lhs rakish form will be seen at every hockey game, prizefight, horserace, and so forth. He will be able to tell at a moment ' s notice the name oi the batboy on the Tulsa (Oklohoma) baseball team, the number of front teeth missing in the lace ol the heavyweight champion, and what size horseshoe is worn by the leading thoroughbred of the day. But who cares ' Harold Loewenheim " , continued the seer, " will be the greatest opera- goer of the time. His tall, dignified, silk-hatted form will be much in evi- dence at each performance; and he will also create a record by sitting through " haiist " eight times in one season. In fact, Harold will be considered a positive landmark at the opera: and the fact that he will carefully step on the feet ol all the ladies around him will matter but little. " Richard Levene will become the greatest golfer in the world. Having won the British open, British amateur. American open. American amateur and North and South championships, he will create a sensation by the re- fusal ol a million dollar home presented to him by the proud residents of New York. I here is, however, always the chance that Richard will not set the world on fire with his golf. Should such a calamity take place, it is a certainty that his famous lighter will. This little marvel (advt.) has worked 500 times in succession, or something like that; and it shows evidence of re- taining its wonderful powers. When it has outlived its usefulness, this lighter will be pickled and put on exhibition in the museum as one of the seven wonders ot the past thousand years. The other six will, oi course be the Floradora Sextette. " Stephen Kaufman will be a great scientist. Many will be the startling inventions which he will bring forth. Having leaped into sudden tame by Page I hirty-five the invention of a squirtless grapefruit. Stephen will increase his popularity by patenting a non-skid banana peel. He will finally attain everlasting lame by inventing a device which will produce frogs ' legs without the rest of the frog. " Donald Kaufmann will become the greatest physical culturist oi his day. His manly form will adorn the backs of all magazine covers: and. under the name of ' Philadelphia Charlie " Kaufmann he will start a coast-to- coast chain of gymnasiums. I Or is it gymnasia?) It is here that Donald ' s boxing lessons will stand him in good stead: for thousands will flock to these Palaces of Power, these Centers of Strength. And thus Donald will become famous the world over. " Joseph Kastor will found a society lor senile boy scouts. He will gather all the octo — and nonagenarians together and teach them all sorts of useful things, such as signaling, cooking potatoes without a fire, tying knots without a rope, and so forth. In his spare time Joseph will head an ad- vertising syndicate, and will invent many new diseases to be cured by the product which he is sponsoring. " Richard Kahn will become the greatest contortionist and classic and futuristic dancer that the world has ever known. He will completely revo- lutionize the world of the dance by his marvelous interpretations of insect life. His rendition of an intoxicated spider in a hurry will make his name known tar and wide. In his spare time. Richard, of course will solve geometry originals. " Howard Harris, having made a great success by posing for collar ad- vertisements, will become the greatest sheik ' and matinee idol ever known. He will be followed around the street bv crowds of women, young and old. who will all strive to gain his attention by catching his eye. Hordes of autograph seekers, publicity hounds, and well-wishers will make his life one ol continual annoyance. Howard, however, will cast an aloof eye on all these admirers and will go his serene way undisturbed. He will finallv marry a wealthy Scotch heiress and will settle down to a life of ease so that he will be able to live longer than his spouse. " Elihu Golde will become a great, profound philosopher. Holding himself apart from all the world, he will retire to a life of complete se- clusion, in order that he may think out for himself deep, dark thoughts. It ii line that nobody will have any definite proof whether or not Elihu is doing any thinking, but his very air ol seclusion and mystery will serve as a cloak lor any philosophy which he is propounding to himself. At intervals he will publish long essays in praise of that great Norwegian playwright, I lennk Ibsen. Irving Goldberger during his lifetime will occupy a great many im- portanl positions. Beginning as cross-word puzzle editor of the " Graphic " . he will rapidly rise to the post o chief editorial writer of the " Literary Page hittu-six Digest " . Here he will create .1 sensation and will be appointed press agent for ( harles A. Lindbergh. Deserting the field of literature, he will become the Commissioner of Public Amusements lor Chicago. He will abruptly resign this position to become the United States photographer of total eclipses ol the sun. He will end his life as paying teller in a Scotch bank, lie certainly will have a busy time of it. will he not. ' " James Florsheim will undoubtedly become the greatest humorist ol his time. lie will conduct a column lor one ot the leading New York dailies, and will write scathing articles on the current events of the period. His biting sarca sm will make him leared by all authors, playwrights, politicians, actors, and clergymen who are in the slightest bit known. He will conduct a period- ical to be known by the name of " The American Jupiter. " It is true that James ' biting sarcasm will be over the heads of the poor bourgeoisie who read his column and magazine: but those who are in a position to know will state after a careful investigation that the articles appearing in the " American Jupiter " are undoubtedly meant to be ironic. " George Engel will become a wonderful bridge expert and card shark. George ' s famous bridge problems will cause thousands of devotees ol the game to shake their heads in despair. Then George will issue complicated explanations of his problems, upon which the other experts, though they will understand nothing of his explanations, will nod their heads wisely in agree ment. In his leisure time George will conduct a correspondence school in typewriting. " Lawrence Ellinger will become a great artist. He will not, however, draw in the style ot Rembrandt. On the contrary, his work will be on the style of Briggs or Tad. In other words, he will be a great comic strip artist. His creations will be read by people from one end of the country to the other. His hen-pecked husbands, street urchins, and other characters will make his name famous the world over. In fact, Lawrence may even draw cartoons advertising cigarettes. And that, as everyone knows, is a great honor. " Harold Dreyfus will become a wonderful radio announcer. His voice will carry to the multitude a report of all the important events which take place. His thrilling descriptions of all ensuing ' Battles of the Century ' will reach the ears of all sporting enthusiasts in the Lfnited States. But Harold will win his greatest fame by His thrilling and exciting description of —would you believe it ' the funeral of the president of the United States or some other great celebrity. " Edgar Dannenberg will be a great dramatic critic. He will be present at all premieres and will pass judgment on each new piece that opens in New York. With the keen eye of the expert he will cooly survey the legs of the chorus girls in each musical comedy; and will then go home and write a scathing article about the play. Many will be the vituperative adjectives that Page I hii ty set en Li d g a r will have at his command; and he will not hesitate to make use of any of them. The queer part of the matter is that all of Edgar ' s predictions will be wrong: for all pieces received well by him will be failures, and all the plays which he dislikes will become immediate successes. And by popular request Edgar will retire to become a dancing-master. " Joseph Berlinger will become a high-powered bond salesman. The businesslike manner in which he procured money for the F. A. A. will serve him well when he goes into the offices of the big men of affairs. His mag- netic personality and persuasive speech will earn for him much promotion: and the suave manner in which he will act when he is thrown out ol the various offices will react strongly in his favor. Eventually, however. Joseph will decide to retire. He will then write a book telling of his various exper- iences while on the road selling bonds. This will become an immediate sue cess: and Joseph will die a rich man. " Robert Bergman will become the greatest jazz leader who ever tapped a loot on a ball-room floor. His band, to be known as Bergman ' s Blistering Bangers ' will create a tremendous sensation everywhere they appear. Bob himself, at their head, will captivate all audiences by his magnificant display of ' Do-do-do-doing ' to say nothing of his ' da-da-daing ' . For beneath Bob ' s rough exterior is the soul of a true musician. " Paul Bender will dictate the styles to the men of both this country and England. It will be he who will first introduce the quaint custom of wearing a Tuxedo twenty-four hours in the day. Having succeeded in this innova- tion. Paul will go a step further and introduce the style of wearing monocles in both eyes at the same time. Paul ' s broad a ' will meanwhile be becoming broader and broader, until it will positively explode: whereupon Paul will be forced to sink so low as to use an American accent — and that is very low. indeed. At this point the seer paused. " What of Arnold Auerbach ' ' I cried. " Tell me about him ' " " Aw. the devil " , said the seer suddenly in perfect New Yorkcse. as he took eff his beard and threw it into the nearest trash-basket. " I ' ve done enough work for my twenty bucks. Come on. kid. beat it before you get kicked out. " And I did. As I put on my hat and coat in the hall. I took one last look into the room where the prophet had revealed the fate of the class of 1928. The seer and the black servant. Melachrino, were kneeling reverently before the image of Buddha. Praying ' No. they were shooting " craps " for the possession of my twenty-dollar bill. Paqe I hirtu-eipht " m CLASS BIBLES OF 1 ( 2S George Engel Lenz " On Bridge " Elihu Golde Emily Post " Book ol Etiquette " Stanley Wronker " Red and Blue " DeWitt Stern Dictionary Richard Kahn College Board Examinations in Latin, 1921-15 Richard Levene Bobby ones " Down the Fairway " James Florsheim elephone Book Gabriel Nachman " Sport Stones Magazine " Arthur Schoenfeld " Daily Mirror " Joseph Ullmann " The Collected Sayings of Joseph Berlinger " Paul Bender Vergil {new English edition) Arnold Auerbach " College Humor " Joseph Berlinger " 700 Ways to Kiss a Girl " Edgar Dannenberg " Zit ' s " Harold Dreyfus Caruso " Voice Culture " Howard Harris " Vogue ' Harold Loewenheim Opera Goer ' s Guide Lawrence Ellinger " Artists and Models ' Joseph Kastor " Boy Scouts ' Handbook ' Donald Kaufmann " Strength " Stephen Kaufman " Outline ol Science " James Romberg " American Boy " Robert Bergman Anthology ol Popular Songs Irving Goldberger The Bible I ' hit tu nine FIVE SECONDS LATE - An American Tragedy 8:25 Student awakens with a violent headache and halt a front tooth miss- ing. Has vague recollection of much excitement on the previous night. 8:26 Lies comfortably in bed and thanks Heaven that the day is Saturday. Suddenly remembers that it is not Saturday. Starts out of bed and looks violently for underwear. 8:28 Empties three drawers and finally finds underwear in trash basket. 8: 6 Gets dressed m eight minutes tlat and looks around for comb. Runs around room uttering wild enes. Finally runs hand through hair and assures himself that no one will notice his disheveled state. 8: 8 Catches sight ol hair m mirror ami makes several futile attempts to straighten it. Assures himself once again that no one will notice it. 8 40 Rushes in to eat breakfast. 8 44 Tries to read newspaper while opening soft-boiled egg. Fails dismally. 8:48 Discovers that there is a hole in his suit. Swears. Assures himself that no one will notice it. 8:52 Puts i n hat and coat, packs briefcase, and rings tor elevator, all in one motion. Waits impatiently for elevator. 8:54 Decides that elevator is out ot order. Determines to walk downstairs. 8:55 Has walked one flight down when he hears the elevator at his floor. Rushes up again and gets into elevator. 8:57 Walks to corner and vows that never in his life has he seen such a profusion of automobiles. 8:58 Dodges through a stream ot trucks, automobiles, buses, and pedestrians. 8:59 With his hat awry and his thoughts still more so. student arrives safe and not so sane at opposite corner. 0:00 Notices that button on overcoat is off. Assures himself that no one will notice it. 9:01 Remembers that there is an examination the first period and that he has neglected to study tor it. Assures himself that no one will notice it 9:02 Sees classmate hurrying toward school. Hails him and breaks into a run. Claps classmate heartily on back. Classmate turns out to be the furnaceman from a near-by hoftse. Furnaceman swears. So does student. 9:04 Student, breathless and frenzied, arrives at school. Notices time and breathes sigh of relief. Knocks down tour small boys and two gov- ernesses on way upstairs. 9:05 Second bell commences to ring. Student remembers that bell rings for ten seconds. Rushes upstairs and throws hat and coat on floor. Picks up briefcase Page Forty-one jSp i q ' MIS 1-15 Pauses to adjust necktie preparatory to entering classroom. Bell stops ringing. 9:05 1-4 Student is marked five seconds late. TOO Student is detained for twenty minutes. BETTER LATE Before we leave old Franklin, before we leave New York. We feel that we are justified in letting out a squawk. We ' ve no kick about the courses: of the men we ' ve no complaint; But the punishment for tardiness would gripe a holy saint. We don ' t mind a little penalty: we ' ll do it if we can. We can get our five demerits and accept them like a man. But when we come a minute late and stay for half an hour, We feel that things in Denmark have become a trifle sour. The water in the " coolers " is not boiling yet. at least: And the luncheon in the lunchroom is a veritable feast. Though the blackboards are impressionless. the chalk, at least, is bold. But the suffering of the tardy is a pity to behold. If the teachers wax sarcastic and crack a trifle wise. A Roland for an Oliver the undcrgrad supplies. Ay, the humor of the faculty is ghastly at its best: But we all are men of iron and can stand the stiffest test. But the best of men are lazy and rejoice to loll in bed. What matter if we sleep and come at six past nine instead? O! point us out that perfect man. still on this earth alive. Who can enter EVERY morning at the minute of nine five. Yet the faculty demands it and inflicts a torture cruel If we take an extra second to permit our eggs to cool. For they add an unknown number and multiply the sum 1 ill you stay for thirty minutes if a second late you come. So we hope that our tormentors get a pass for Pluto ' s gate, And an accident upon the road makes THFM a minute late. And that Charon will report them and express the gloating fear That they ' ll linger in the fire for an extra sizzling YEAR. Page Ft nu two I ' i.ic I : lu-three HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1 929 The history of the Class of 1929 is an epic of the conquest of right over might and of misunderstood genius. Her genius has never been ap- preciated by her teachers: alas, if they were interrogated they might even reply that this quality was entirely lacking. For ' 29s talents lie not in scholastic pursuits, not in poring over musty schoolbooks; but rather she shines in the field of sport, recreation lor the soul stilled by a daily six hour drudgery in the schoolroom ! The ( ' lass of 1929 early embarked upon her athletic career by producing a baseball team, independent of outside assistance, in Intermediate 11. the fourth grade, thereby establishing a record which has not since been equaled. The doughty team played aggregations composed of members ol three classes above and managed to hold its own. As the years passed and the boys grew older, basketball supplanted baseball as the major sport of the class. Here again ' 29 battled on even terms with older teams. Even football was not neglected: for two years there were class football teams which challenged most of the bovs ' clubs in the city. What has been the result. ' ' For the last two years the Class of 1929 has been furnishing the nucleus for various school teams. Two years ago there was a victorious Cub Team composed of members of this class: last year ' 29 contributed to an even more successful Cub leant, and one of her men made the Junior Varsity. In the same year two members of the class were on the Football Team. This year, as the Junior Class. ' 29 boasts of having three ot her men regulars on the Varsity Basketball Team, ot having furnished the greater part of the material tor the Junior ' Varsity, of having two men on the Tennis Team, and one tin the Chess I earn. And that is not all. In addition to her enviable athletic record. ' 29 ' s oratorical mettle is illustrated by her victory over the class above in the Junior Debate of 1926. Two of her men. moreover, were on the Literary Board it the Red and Blue this year. Page Forty-five Page I arty-six HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1930 In I 9 1 ■) Franklin School was honored by the entrance ol 17 little scholars into its ranks. Of these little tots who comprised the famous Class of ' 30 and occupied the Primary I classroom, now but ten remain in Franklin. From the first there were many manifestations of the spirit of indepen- dence and of party strife. Ibis stalled as early as Primary 11. when the badges of the less powerful (action were stolen. This episode was finally ended by Miss Tyndall, but ever since the poor teachers have been obliged to intervene. Our independence was completed in Senior C. when the class authorized Messrs. Forster, Innes. Lewine. Mandel. and Silberfeld to draw up a con- stitution. The rough copy was then slaughtered by Mr. Berenberg, our class teacher: and several copies were made. I bese copies are. strange to say, still in existence: and whenever an argument occurs, they are referred to. Another unusual teat of the class was the organization of a library in the Junior II Class. Mr. Hirsch was appointed the first librarian. He de- veloped a library of about seventy-five books. He was superseded by Mr. Prager in Senior C. Under the auspices of the new librarian, the number ol books of which the library could boast was increased to over one hundred. In order to develop the intellectual standards of the members of the Class of 19 " 50. Mr. Berenberg censored many of the books of the library, with the result that the books are now read by many of the members of the Senior A and B classes. 1 he members of our class have won many prizes and other awards in their eventful careers. In Intermediates III and IV we won the penmanship plaque. In Junior II. we were awarded a banner for being the most orderly class on the floor. We have been awarded in all twenty honor roll pennants and nine honor roll medals. In 1927 we carried away the honors in the Junior Debate by a unanimous vote of the judges, although we were defeated in this event this past spring. Two of the members of our class. Messrs. Ullmann and Forster. have been members of the Franklin Varsity basketball team, while many others have been members of the Cubs. Two of our members. Messrs. Innes and Fewine. have been members of the " Red and Blue " staff " , the former an editor, the latter a manager. Two more members have been appointed to the staff for 1928- I 9 79. L . ' I rlU -M ' CtV 1 £ E — c so »■= s=5 u ° c - Sea -- S •Sis. 1 1° o Kit: O - O ■ h S (0 Page Forty • ■ i ! ;■ ' HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1Q3I In the September oi nineteen hundred and twenty, the class of nineteen hundred and thirty-one eame into existence. This group ol pupils was com- posed of twenty-three members, eleven of whom are in the present fust year high school of Franklin. We were considered exceptionally good organizers, because in the fourth year of our schooling we established a class organization. During the same year we were known for invincibility in athletics and won a medal in the school track meet. In the following year, the most outstanding event was the publishing of our class paper. This, in the line ot articles was ordinary, but not in the editing. This literary production was issued by the boys of the class, and not with the usual custom of having the guidance of a Franklinite instructor. When we were in the sixth grade we continued our journalistic work. We emerged victoriously from the writing conflict with the inferior penmen ot the class below us. Two awards for athletics were won by our class in this very same year. During the Junior I term, athletic matches between the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades were held. In these we were always triumphant. For our victory in the annual school meet, we were awarded three medals. We did not. however, neglect our scholastic duties. We won an inter-class essay contest, and at the graduation exercises, we were complimented by Dr. Koenig on account of receiving seven medals and one pennant. In the present years we have already gained another victory; namely, a second essay contest. But this is not all. We have succeeded this spring in conquering the upper class in the annual iiinior debate. Our orators. Richard Salant and Joseph Rosenstein. upheld the honor of the class by carrying oft " the victory from the speakers of Senior C. who had already had experience in the previous year ' s event. Richard Salant lias also held the position of Junior Editor of the Red and Blue for the pa st year and will continue to do so for the following season. I ' auc Forty-nine ' . ' ll lu ACTIVITIES RED AND BLUE The Red and Blue is a magazine published tour times a year by the students of Franklin School. It is essentially a literary magazine, but it also serves as the official organ of the undergraduate and alumni activities of the school. The magazine is entirely the work ol the students, being edited, managed, ami written by them exclusively. The Red and Blue has completed its thirty-second volume, having been first published in the lall of 1896. During this time the following have been the editors-in-chief: IN " i, - 1897-8 1898-9 1899 1900 1900-1 1001-2 i ' mi: 5 190 3-4 1904 5 1905 6 1906 7 [907 8 pins 9 1909 10 1 9 1 n l 191 1-2 1912 3 I ' ll ' ,-4 Alexander Karsl Alvin Srheuer Alex Hammerslough Walter Sachs Gordon Kleeberg Monroe Gutman Monroe Schwarzschild Oswald Lewyn August Po tier Walter 1 ippmann Leonard Gans Harold Hochschild Robert Naumburg Alt red Bernheim Werner I Ken Herbert Meyer lames Holzman William Demuth I ' M 4 5 Sigmund Kempner 1915 Frederick Weinberg 1 9 1 (v -7 Walter Schulman 1917- -8 Robert Guiterman 1 9 1 8- -9 Leonard Bernheim 1 9 1 9 20 Alan Ansbacher 19 20- -1 Richard Greene 1921- -2 John Lewy 1922- -3 Howard Werner 1923- 4 Harold Neuberger Robert Holzman 1924 5 Harold Neuberger Robert Hol man 1925 (i John Doob 1 redcrick Block 102b- - Stanley Wronker 10 2 7 8 Stanley Wronker The other members of the staff for the past year are as follows: Associate Editors. Arnold Auerbach and Paul Bender. ' 28: School News Editor. De- Witt Stern. ' 28: Contributing Editor. James Florsheim, ' 28: Athletics Edi- tor, Henry Koplik. ' 29; Exchange Editor. Robert Block, ' 29; Alumni News Editor. James Innes. ' 30: Junior Editor. Richard Salant, " 3 1: Art Editor, Lawrence Ellinger. ' 28: Manager-in-Chief. Joseph Kastor, ' 28: Associate Manager. Robert Lewine. ' 30: Assistant Managers. Howard Harris and Arthur Schoenfeld, ' 28. The year ' s volume of the Red and Blue has been a successful one. The department of stories has flourished: we have exalted the editorials from a mere greeting of the seasons to a representative expression of the thought of the school: and in the department of articles we have done even more, more, perhaps, than any other class since the institution of the department in 1923. In perusing the list of editors above one can see that only twice in the history of the Red and Blue has a boy from the Junior class been Editor-in- Chief ot the magazine. The first time this occurred there was no senior class on account of a change in the curriculum of the school. But the Editor- in-Chiet and the Associate Editors of the Red and Blue were chosen from the class of 1928 over the heads of the entire senior class in the fall of 1926. Page Ftfty-one 3 1 E — 1 5 s 1 - - ° - 2 ,° JZ o ' . « ' 1 ! tO 0 It wjs during this administration that the Red and Blue joined the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and formed a connection which prom ises to do much for the magazine. The current volume of the lied and Blue, indeed, won third prize in its class in a contest in which magazines from all over the United States were entered. This year, besides, we have entered upon an entirely new venture. Abandoning the mongrel form of a graduation issue which included many features of a year book, we have limited the publication of the Red and Blue to four issues and published an annual, an arrangement vastly more thorough and satisfactory. The following, though not members of the literary staff, have con- tributed to the Red and Blue during the year: Arthur K. Schoenfeld, ' 28; Warren Silver, ' 29; John Silberteld. ' 30; Fredric Morgenstern, ' 31; P. W. Nathan. ' 31; Joseph Rosenstein. ' 31. Howard B. Lewine, ' 37. Page I l ty-lhr ■ $8 ,, INTERCLASS DEBATES I he rhirty-First Annual Interclass Debate took place on the seventh of April between the classes of 1928 and 1929. The subject was: " Resolved That all nations should abolish extra territorial rights in China. " Because ol the success of last year ' s debate the Oxford Plan was again used. Paul E. Bender. DeWitt A. Stern. Stanley Wronker, and Richard S. Levenc once more car- ried off the victory for the class of 1928. This year they were opposed by Samson Sim in. Henry Koplik. Robert Block, and Henry Goldsmith, who upheld the rights of China. The last named in each case served as alternate. In spite of the fact that the debate had been called for eight o ' clock, it was opened at nine with a speech by the chairman. Dr. Koenig. deploring the fact that the audience was the smallest ever to hear the beginning of the annual debate. It was, however, doubled before the debate was over by those fashionable Franklin- ites who insisted upon coming two hours late. The debate was opened by Robert Block, who denned the at- titude of the affirmative. In the second speech of the evening Paul E. Bender explained the negative ' s stand, and from that moment on it was a foregone conclusion that the debate could not prove ex- ceptionally interesting. The whole trouble was that the teams did not disagree suffi- ciently, for they were looking at the subject from differing points of view. J he debate resolved itself into an oratory contest, which was not over-brilliant. Although the vote of the judges, Messrs. Louchheim, Rapo- port. and Bernheim, all Franklin alumni, awarded the decision to the negative, the affirmative deserves much commendation. ( on sidering their lack ol experience — one of the speakers had not even debated at all before — they put up a most creditable contest, in the lace of long odds. Tor the third year in succession the Junior II class won the annual Junior Debate. This year the contest took place in the school gymnasium, on the twenty-eighth of March, before the whole high-school and a few parents. The subject this year chosen for the Juniors to vent their oratorical ability upon was: " Re solved: That the citizens of the District of Columbia be granted control of the local government. " John Silberfeld and Robert Lewine of the class of 1930, with James Innes as alternate, de- Page I itiu ln fended the rights of those citizens: while Richard Salant and loseph Rosenstein, with Arnold Loewenheim as alternate, success- fully upheld the honor of 1931. The rebuttals, for this debate was not upon the Oxford plan, were handled by Lewine and Salant. The outstanding feature of the debate was undoubtedly the ability, heretofore undiscovered, of the winning speakers. Stanley Wronker. ' 28, as President of the Franklin Debating (dub. presided over the meeting. DeWitt A. Stern. Richard S. Levene, and George C. Engel. all members of the class of 1928 and oi the debating club, acted as judges. ' ( , ,■ it six FRANKLIN DEBATING CLUB The Franklin Debating Club has completed this sprint; its twenty-fifth season. I he club for t he last sixteen years has enjoy ed the supervision of Mr. C. W. Hall, the head of the Department of English. Although the size ol the membership has fluctuated through the years, the present limit is fifteen, these tes come only from the two highest classes. These members meet on Friday even- ings fifteen times during the season at the homes of the fellows and at Mr. Hall ' s home. These meetings start in November and con- tinue until the beginning ol March, ceasing in time to permit the teams to prepare lor the senior debate. The purpose of the club is to train the members in public speaking, to accustom them to thinking on their leet, and to interest them in matters ol current interest. To this end subjects lor debate are chosen by Mr. Hall and assigned a week previous to the appointed evening. Besides this, impromptu speeches on subjects in the week ' s news are ren- dered at each meeting. The debates, which are usually according to the formal plan at the beginning of the season, are held on the Oxford plan after the middle ol the year to allow every member an opportunity to participate in refutation. Since there are six speakers in each debate and six impromptu addresses per evening, every member of the club speaks at twelve of the fifteen meetings: and so that the fellows may know in what respects they can im- prove Mr. Hall offers each lime a criticism of the debate and the other speeche s. The members oi the club lor the season 1927-28 were as fol lows: Messrs. Auerbach, Bender, Engel, Florsheim, Golde. Gold- berger, Harris. S. Kaufman, D. Kaufmann. Levene. Loewenbeim. Stern, and Wronker ol the senior class: and Messrs. Block and Kop- lik ol the junior class. Mr. Wronker was elected President: Mr. Stern. Vice-President: and Mr. Block. Secretary for the season. At the first meeting a committee consisting of Messrs. Wron- ker. Bender, and Stern was appointed to arrange for debates with other schools: but due to no fault of the committee, no debates were forthcoming. The club has always been desirous of testing its skill against that ol other teams which are not coached. But either because ol the lack of interest in debating at other schools or because of the fact that other teams are coached by members of the faculty, the club could arrange no outside debates. At the same meeting Messrs. Florsbeim, Engel, and Harris were appointed as a committee to choose keys for the members ol the club. This is the first year that the Debating Club has voted itself any mark of distinction: and this was, therefore, considered, a sensational departure. There were also other changes made in the order of affairs, among which was a change in the system ot voting the number of awards granted at each meeting, the plan of Messrs. Bender. Koplik. and Stern, the committee, being accepted by the whole club. The most interesting debates this year were on the topics: " Resolved: That the present College Entrance Examination Board system is both tar and efficient. " and " Resolved: That companion- ate marriage is desirable in the United States. " The former sub- ject was an impromptu debate, because it took place during the week of our mid-year examinations. The debate proved to be ex- ceedingly absorbing because of our natural interest in the topic, and because of the numerous personal experiences cited by both teams. 1 he latter subject provided an excellent debate because of the variance of opinion expressed in all parts of the country, and be- cause of the eloquence of the speakers. At the last meeting Mr. Hall awarded the prize to the member who had won the highest number of awards during the year. Mr. Stern won this prize. He arose and made a speech of gratitude to our faithful adviser. Mr. Hall. Mr. Stern spoke eloquently and sincerely, and sat down only after Iris voice choked with the emo- tion that each of us felt. It was the last evening that we were to spend together! Mr. Wronker, our president, then arose and made a farewell speech to Mr. Hall in behalf of the club. Mr. Wro nker eloquently expressed the heartfelt sorrow of all of us who were leaving the club. We had spent so many pleasant and instructive hours to- gether that we could not be brought to realize that our last meeting was over. After Mr. Wronker ' s touching speech there was a silence. and each of us was no doubt thinking that this was but the first of the many farewells he should have to make before the close of this season. Page Fifth SENIOR PROMENADE The Franklin Senior Promenade was an unprecedented social affair in the history of the school. Dr. Koenig consented to permit the seniors to give it at 150 West 8ith Street, where those attend- ing found an unusually good dance hall. So it was that on February tenth Franklin undergraduates and alumni mingled to have a very good time. Franklin ' s taste for the opposite sex proved to be " exquisite " . We might have even wished that Franklin were co-educational, but do not frown ye woman haters, for the day will never come unless Franklin gives an unusual number of promenades like the last. Although the final dance notes were not struck till long after midnight, the young cues were loath to leave the scene of their prancings. Finally the Dance Committee succeeded in convincing those within soft shirts and drooping collars that their grandmas might disapprove of the hour. The dance was a big success. The receipts were presented to the " Franklinite. " Of course the annual school dance was held after the senior debate on the seventh of April. We were fortunate to be able to hold this affair in the same hall as the prom. This was even a greater success than the former, financially, at least, which may be due to the tact that it is an age-old institution, while the prom is an innovation. But we sincerely hope that the tradition of two functions will be perpetuated in the future. The proceeds were handed over to the Athletic Association. Page Sixty one CHESS Chess was. many years ago. a very popular and successful ac- tivity at Franklin. In 1900 and 1901 the school team carried off interscholastic chess trophies and members of the team met with success in several of the tournaments held at the time. But since that time chess has depreciated as an interscholastic game and in- terest in it has had a corresponding decline at Franklin. This year, however, the game was revived at the school and a team was formed which once again entered into competition. Harold Dreyfus. Irving Golclberger. and DeWitt Stern of the senior class and Robert Block of the class below were the members of the team, which played in a private school league tournament and also met several clubs outside the league. The season was a comparative success, considering the recent reinstatement of the activity; and Franklin managed to come out second in the league and to win two and tie one of the eight matches played. The individual game score, however, shows up even better than the match record, as the players earned fourteen of a total of thirty-two points. Chess as an activity at Franklin has proved successful in the past and should prove so in the future. The small student body which prevents excellence in other lines of interscholastic competition is particularly adapted to the development of a chess team. The re- quirements of the game, which are mental acumen, concentration, caution, and foresight, are conspicuously consistent with the train- ing which we are given at school. If the students keep up the interest that has been stimulated by this revival, we shall undoubt- edly have as successful a chess team in the next few years as we had twenty-five years ago. The following is the record of the team for this season: ! r.i n k 1 1 n i Horace Mann 2 ! ranklin 4 McBurney I ranklin 1 ' , Trinity 2 , I ranklin A Stuyvesant } ' , Franklin A Stuyvcsant • Franklin Horace Mann 4 I ranklin 1 ' A Trinity 2 ! , 1 r.inklin 4 Regis n ' I otal : I Pane Sixty -t hi SCHOOL NEWS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE PRINTED Paul Bender went around last Saturday in 289. Harold Dreyfus sang soprano in a quartette. Richard Kahn spent a whole day without mentioning the tennis team once. It is said that DeWitt Stern misspelled a word three weeks ago. Stanley Wronker tried to show off before a girl last week by smoking a cigar. He got half way through; and then the effects were disastrous. George Engel lost in bridge last month. Arnold Auerbach won in bridge last month. Richard Levene missed a two-foot putt. Joseph Ullmann threatened to fight Joe Berlinger. Edgar Dannenberg grew up. James Florsheim did not walk on Broadway yesterday afternoon. Howard Harris lost an election: but since it was tor the sloppiest boy in the class it did not matter. Somebody caught Elihu Golde reading Isben last week. Gabriel Nachman missed a baseball game last week. Joseph Kastor ( the boy scout ) did a good turn for somebody. Stephen Kaufman opened his mouth (not for tood). Arthur Schoenfeld closed his mouth (not lockjaw Lawrence Lllinger is suspected ot having drawn a picture on the board during school hours. Donald Kaufmann spoke in a loud voice last month. (This latter I act could not be verified, but we have it on good authority). Harold Loewenheim exchanged his opera seats to go to a revue. Joe Berlinger stopped a fight between Ullmann and Rubin. Irving Goldberger did not mention the name of a certain blonde last Tuesday. Bob Bergman " kidded " Kahn last month; and the latter believed him. A sweet young thing recently said to James Romberg: " So you are the Harold Loewenheim I have heard so much about. " Mr. Warne recently began a history class without saying. " All right. Senior A, let ' s get organized. " Mr. Kern wore a necktie that did not match his shirt. Mr. Hall did not end a Senior A. study period by saying. " Please pass out quietly. " Dr. Koenig informed Stern that the latter would make a good philologist. Mr. Allison informed Auerbach that it was not necessary to arrive in school until the precise moment when the second bell commenced to ring. Page Sixtu-four ATHLETICS 2 ' •■ _ ' ■ ' _■ _ , - X 1 :■ q 2 ' i. ' iji ' S: VARSITY BASKETBALL Unfortunately the Varsity Basketball Team hauled through an un- usually unsuccessful season. This was not due to a lack ol spirit amongst the members o the team, but to poor material and inexperience. It is most difficult to play through mi unsuccessful season, losing game after game with any degree of true spirit. The Varsity players, however, suc- ceeded in rallying after every game and honestly tried their best to uphold the colors. They must be given a great deal of credit for this attitude, it is most admirable. Our coach. Mr. Berghult. certainly contributed greatly to a spirit of comradeship and to the molding oi our characters. His beaming pe rsonality always greeted us, whether our plays were right or wrong. It is chiefly due to his efforts that the members ol the team spent a happy and profitable year in the gymnasium together. As Howard Harris, the Varsity captain, was taken sick in mid season, Joseph Berlinger was elected to carry out his duties. Berlinger filled his post very well and was high scorer of the varsity. There are some eccentricities ol our team-mates which we shall never for- get. For days after we could feel the power of Lowy ' s hips when he would carelessly let one ot them fly at us. All winter Dry would come to the gym with a persistent cold and say. " Do, I habn ' t dod buch ob a cold. " As we tossed in bed sleeplessly we could still hear Joe Ullmann " tripping it as he goes on the light fantastic toe. " Before our eyes was a vision of Joe Bcr- linger ' s female admirers who would clap their hands in girlish glee and bring color to the games. Goldie ' s weak ankles were so chronic that they became a password. Bob would always bounce the little ball just once more when dribbling. Goldsmith with his thundering hoofs struck fear into the hearts of the opposing forwards. Our opponents always had trouble trying to wrest the ball from Cliff ' s iron grasp. Vinnie always suspected some one trying to trip him only to find that the dirty player was his own foot. And our opponents would always bend down to scratch their legs only to find it was Ginnie passing through. The record ol the season follows: franklin 17 Columbia G 23 Franklin 1 2 Ethical 26 Franklin 24 Loyola 44 Franklin 4 23 Trinity friends 64 Franklin »5 Franklin 24 McBurncv 4 Franklin 29 Columbia G 3 2 I oi., s— 1 ran kin, franklin 26 Friends 13 1 ran kin, 21 Hoboken 4 1 ranklin 1 7 Ethical S4 1 ranklin 1 5 lollegia e 3 7 I r.inklin 1 6 1 incoln ) 1 J ranklin ' i McBui n . 19 Opponents, 4 38 Page Sixty-seven JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL The Junior Varsity played but few games this year on account of the unusual amount of illness during the season. Unfortunately the team did not develop any really valuable players who might be successful candidates for the ' Varsity next year. The members of the squad were Cap- tain Simon. Harris. ' 29, Bergman. Florsheim. Prcis, Nachman. Kahn. and Magnus. The schedule follows: Ethical Midgets 39 Collegiate 14 McBurney 2 b Collegiate 2 2 } ranklin 7 1 -ranklin 16 Franklin 23 1 r.i n k ! i n 4 Totals SO 101 Page Sixty-nine p TENNIS This year, for the first time, an official tennis team has been formed to represent the school. In undertaking to establish this sport, the racquet wielders are setting out upon their task, with untried strength. None of the players has been prominent in interscholastic competition. Further, they are at another great disadvantage because of the lack of a coach. Nevertheless these pioneers have a considerable following in the school, since tennis was voted the favorite sport of the Senior class. Harris. ' 28 was elected captain ol the team, and Engel is carrying out the duties of manager. The other mem- bers of the squad are Dreyfus, Stern. Romberg. Kahn, and Harris. ' 29. Kahn. Harris, and Dreyfus are playing singles, while Harris ' 28 and Kahn. and Dreyfus and Stern are playing the doubles at the start of the season. Kahn is a decidedly good singles player, but fails to show true prowess in doubles. Dreyfus is developing quicker than any other member of the squad. If he could but " get to the spot ' ' a bit faster, his game would be much im proved. We hope the tennis team may have a successful season not only for their sake, but also because they then will have greatly aided the establishment ol Franklin Tennis teams in future years. The schedule for the l r ' 28 season is as follows: April 16 McBurney. Away May 2 April 1 9 Berkeley Irving, Away May 4 April 26 Ethical Culture. Home May 9 April 28 Horace Mann. Away May 17 Trinity. Home Kelvin. Home Hoboken. Home Staten Island. Away Page ' LONG WOOL! I bat ' s a leading feature in our Tweedmoor Cloth. Extra-lengthy fibres in the fabric give it extra-lengthy wear: depend on suits of Tweedmoor cloth when you want Spring cloth- ing that holds when it has every excuse not to. Handsome Spring mixtures in soft tones of grays, greens, and browns. Some checked, or overplaided. Another good Spring thought — Scotch Kist topcoat, handy all summer long. ReQ. U. S. Pat. Off. ROGERS PEET COMPANY Broadu.i Broad va Broadway .it Liberty at Warren .11 1 5th Si New Herald Sq York 1 ifth Ave at 35th Si ( " u at 4 ] si Si 1 remont at Bromfield Boston Massachusetts Seventy-one Photographs in this book by The White Studio ( MI ' I IMENTS OF JOHN L. SCHOENFELD COMPANY. Inc. NEW YORK CITY ( ( MI ' I I Ml S 01 E. BROOKER Pay? Seventy iw - YES ! THEN YOU KNOW YOUR MODERN JAZZ - DO YOU KNOW FRANKIE TRUMBAUER ? 4007 ' ) MISSISSIPPI MUD Pox Trot with Vocal Refrain 10 , n 75c [-THERE ' LL COMP A TIME (Wait and See) — Fox Trot Both played by Frankie Trumbauer .mil His Orch. 40984 HONOLULU BLUES— Fox Trot 10 in 75c ! THP NEW TWISTER — Pox Trot Both played by Miff Mole and His Little Molers 4 1001 | SORRY— Pox I rot 10 in. 75c I SINCE MY BEST GAP TURNED MP DOWN— 1 ox I rot Both played by Bix Beiderbecke .ind His Gang 4097 1 i LIZA- Pox Trot !0in 75c NOBODY ' S SWEETHEAR1 Fox I rot Both played by McKenzie and Condon ' s Chicagoans Latest Records ELECIRIC Page Seventy-three EVERYTHING BOYS WEAR FOR EVERY OCCASION 3Q£ INVARIABLY STYLED IN THE ACCEPTED PREPARATORY SCHOOL MANNER SAKS — Filth Avenue ' s Junior Floor specializes in clothing and accessories for hoys and younger men, assuring the identical perfection of style and consist- ency of quality as is found in the men ' s departments. H SAKS -FIFTH AVENUE FOR I V MX [ H to I II TIETH SI REET SPECIALISTS IN APPAREL ; .■ " III hiur CHARLTON » CO. Endicoti 3805 1 ndic.lt 3867 P. M. EVERTS JEWELERS DRUGGIST Opposite Cathedral 34 FIFTH AVENUE Broadway, S W ( or 86th St New York New York t it v COMPLIMENTS OF N. A. BERWIN ft CO.. Inc. REAL ESTATE 03 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK ' i c e Seventy -five Salon de Trousseaux C. ft M. FORSTER. Inc. Imported Household Linens and Art Embroidery ?j West 57th Street Nl W YORK Telephone PLAzj 3029 — 3030 COMPi IMI NTS MR. ft MRS. A. SILBERFELD Pagi Seventy-six L_ FOR HOH E FRI s CLH FLOWERS AND FLOWERS FOR Ll OCCASIONS CALL BAYSIDE 3000 Wc deliver daily to Manhattan Frederick M. Richter Bayside Long Isl.ind. N. Y. PLUMBING HEATING ROOI ING HARDWARE HOUSEFURNISHING LOCK.SMITHING ALEX C. PATTERSON « SONS 584 Columbus Avenue New York I ! 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