Franklin School - Franklinite Yearbook (New York City, NY)
- Class of 1940
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THIS ISSUE OF THE FRANKLINITE IS AFFECTIONATELY
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES WEIL, A
FORMER MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 1940, WHO PASSED
AWAY IN THE SUMMER OF 1937. BELOVED BY HIS
CLASSMATES, CHARLES LEFT AS HIS HERITAGE A
RECORD OF NOBLE ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOLARSHIP
TO SERVE AS A CRITERION FOR OTHERS. THE WORDS
OF THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH IN COMMEMORATION OF
ONE OF I-IIS CLASSMATES MAY FITTINGLY APPLY TO
THE RECOLLECTION OF CHARLES WEIL: "THE REST
OF US HAVE GROXVN INTO I-IARD, XVORLDLY MEN,
FIGHTING THE FIGHT OF LIFE: BUT YOU ARE FOR-
EVER YOUNG, AND GENTLE AND PURE: A PART OF
OUR OWN CHILDHOOD THAT TIME CANNOT WITHER."
fl-IE idea of what is true merit should also
often be presented to youth, explained and im-
pressed on their minds, as consisting in an incli-
nation, joined with an ability, to serve mankind,
one's country, friends and familyg which ability
is, with the blessing of God, to be acquired or
greatly increased by true learning: and should,
indeed, be the great aim and end of all learning.
op: Mr. Kern, Mr. Allison. Mr. Sobel. Mr. Welling, Mrs. Briggs, Mr. Magnus, Mr. Knox,
Mr. King, Mr. Joseph.
Bottom: Miss Schweizer. Mr. Bam, Miss Limbach. Mr. Hall, Mr. Berenberg. Miss Snyder,
Mr. Heintze. Miss Beck.
ROM the faculty picture We miss the likeness of our beloved
ff colleague, Mr. Charles H. Gorsline, who passed to his eternal rest
s on February 3, 1940. For nearly forty-eight years he had taught
the commercial branches in Franklin School. Esteemed by his pupils,
revered by his fellow-teachers, Charles Gorsline had made a place for him-
self in Franklin which will long endure, To him these lines of Longfellow
seem especially appropriate:
"So when a great man dies.
For years beyond our ken,
The light he leaves behind him lies
Upon the paths of men."
September l7, 1922 Lafayette
"Give me a lever long enough and a
prop strong enough, I can single-
hancled move the world"
Class Vice President 4
Soccer Team Z
Basketball Z. 3: Co-captain 4
Baseball 2, 35 Co-captain 4
Table Tennis 3
Allen Henry Hyman Cup for Athletics 4
1 9 4 0
EDWARD H. BALLIN
April 24, 1924 Blue Ridge
"Forward and frolic glee was there.
The will to do, the soul to dare"
Chess Club 4
Glee Club Z
Cheer Leader 4
Councilor Stafl' -l
May 9, 1921
"The manly part is to do with might
and main what you can do"
Basketball Z, 3, 4
June l, 1922 Yale
'ANothing is impossible to industry"
Class President 2, 3
Student Council 2: Secretary 3: President 4
Debating Club 3
Junior Debate l, 2
Senior Debate 3
Debating Club Prize 3
Editor, Red and Blue 4
Scholarship Medal 2
Scholarship Prize l, 3
Alumni Cup 2
William S. Kempner Prize for Mathematics 3
February 26, 1923
"All is not gold that glistenetbn
STEPHEN A. GETTINGER
Dclml i ng
l, l925 Harvard
'lt is good to lengthen to
the last a sunny mood"
DONALD R. GRAB
October 17, 1922 New York University
"Every man is a Volume if
you know bow to read him"
Glee Club 2
July 4. 1923 Lafayette
"1 am sure, care's an enemy to life"
Baseball 3, 4
Basketball 3, 4
Table Tennis 3
Athletic Editor Red and Blue 4
March 22, 1924 Columbia
"And unextinguished laughter shakes
Vice President, Student Council 4
Basketball Team 3
Baseball Team 4
ROBERT A. GROSS
October lZ, 1921 Pace Institute
A'Dispense with triflesn
Debating team 3
ERNEST D. KATZ
September 6, l922 Packard
"Throw fear to the winds"
Debating Club 3
Assistant Manager, Red and Blue 4
LESTER ALLAN HORWITZ
December 27, 1923 Univ. of Pennsylvania
"He builded better than he knew"
President of Class 4
Student Council 4
Armand Finkelstein Cup for French 3
Basketball 3, 4
Baseball 3, 4
Oclobcr l, 1922 New York University
A'Silcnce is more eloquent than words"
Baskctbnll 3, -if
Baseball 3, -l
'I 9 4 0
February l8, 1924 North Carolina
"Tho helpless look of blooming infancy"
Chcss Club -l
Glcc Club Z
Pmsclmll M.1nJgcr -l
SlllLlCI1L Council I
ClLJI1lI'll7lllUl' lo Rcd .md Blue 3. 4
RICHARD SNOW LEWIS
May 15, l9Z3
"Sweet are the uses of adversity
Class President l
Student Council l
Class Vice President 2, 3
Franklin School Medal 2
Franklin School Banner 3
Armand Finkelstein French Prize 3
Assistant Editor, Red and Blue 2
lnterclass Debating Team 1, 2, 3
MORTON J. LEVINE
April 15, 1922
"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow"
Manager, J. V. Basketball 4
Table Tennis 2, 3
Scptcmbcr l 8. 1021
A'The glass of fashion
and the world of form"
RoY Fox LICHTENSTEIN
October Z7, l9Z3
Art is Power"
June 30, 1924 Rutgers
"But that's another story"
Debating Club 3
Councilor Staff 4
ALAN RICHARD MENDEL
June lO, 1923 New York University
"Virtue is like a rich store"
Scholarship Medal 4
August 21, 1924 Columbia
'AI see, but cannot reach, the height,
That lies forever in the light"
Basketball Team 4
Associate Editor Red and Blue -l'
Councilor Literary Editor 4
Koplik Medal for English 4
Medal for General Excellence -1-
Scholarship Medal -1'
'I 9 4 0
Nov. 2, 1922 Lafayette
"Out of too much learning comes
Basketball 2, 3, 4
Pmscball 2, 3, 4
liranlslin School Cup for Athletics 4
l,ClCOllI'l Cup for Tennis -l
EDWARD KARL WILLIAMS
April 4, 1923 Williams College
"Physicians of all men are most happy"
Class Secretary 1
Glee Club 2
Scholarship Medal 1
Inter-class Debate 2
Manager, Basketball team 4
WALTER HERMAN WAGER
September 4, 1924
"Wit and Wisdom are born with a man"
Franklin School Banner 1
Glee Club 1, 2
Debating Club 3
Junior Debate 1,
Senior Debate 3
School News Editor, Red and Blue 4
Latin Medal 4
Class Phophecy 4
October 27, 1922 F
'AThc most manifest
ranklin and Marshall
sign of wisdom
is a continued chccrfulncssf'
Baskcllmll 3, 4
Chxs Treasurer 4
'I 9 4 0
HERBERT LEONARD BRUMMEL
June 5, 1922 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
i'Our horizon is never quite
at Our elbows"
Scholarship Plaque 2
Scholarship Medal 3, 4
John Doob Cup 3
Assistant Editor Red and Blue 2, 3, 4
Music Editor, Councilor 4
STEPHEN COHEN WALTER SWAIN
Jan. 20, l922 Franklin and Marshall December 9, 1922 Dartmouth
"The man who blushes is not quite "And sheathed their swords
a brute" for lack of argument"
Prize for Advanced Mathematics 4
July 23, l921 Bethany College
DONALD M. ZUCKER
"Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit"
Fielding August 8, 1921
Basketball 4 "I Wear the chain I forged in life"
Baseball 4 DICWUS
ENTY ' TWO W
4 0 I
T is indeed my pleasure to greet you and extend to you on behalf
of the class of 1940 a most joyful welcome. Tonight, this night
of our graduation, we are stirred with two emotions: sadness at
the thought of leaving the friends we have made and the teachers who have
been so helpful to us: then joy, for at last we have come to the realization
that we have completed another phase in our lives.
In the days to come, I earnestly hope and do believe that we shall meet
and renew the old acquaintances that we have made. I know we shall
never forget our instructors who have endowed us with more than just an
education. They have instilled in us virtues that we shall never lose.
We are entering seas we have never charted before. We are planning
to pursue different professions and businesses. Whether or not we reach
our final goal is hard to say in these times, but success or failure, we shall
do our duties as loyal citizens.
In the name of my class, I again thank you for your presence here
and ho-pe that this evening will prove joyful as well as memorable.
44 TWENTY THREE
K fi PON delving into the annals of Franklin School history, I
i ,found that this present graduating class had its inception in
A September of 1929. On looking still further, lcame across three
familiar names: "Manny" Krulwich, "Eddie" Ballin, and "Billy" Marcus,
our charter members. Since that early beginning, the class of l94O, like
Topsy, "just growed and growedf' After adding "Eddie" Williams in
Intermediate lll. there was no way of recording the rapid growth of the
class. This year it has numbered thirty students.
What we can gather from folk lore concerning those early years is
very little indeed. It can be stated, however, that they were extremely
happy years. They did pass quickly though, perhaps a little too quickly.
There was a note of tragedy also when Charles Weil passed away in
The hrst real taste of work came in the Intermediate grades, when
the scope of work was really broadened. During those years, although
the class practised frequently, the penmanship prize always managed to
The high school years made us work much harder, but also afforded
us a good many laughs. I doubt if we shall ever forget the antics of George
Goldberg. Burt Zucker, or Dave Friedman. Debating was our main com-
petitive endeavor in our Hrst years of high school, but try as we might we
were always overcome in the interclass debates.
We, however, were born athletes. Ever since "Sandy" Seltzer and
Martin Dorfman entered Franklin back in Senior C, they have been the
mainstay of our athletic teams. This year with the able assistance of Burt
Zucker, our basketball team had one of the best seasons in the history of
the school. We also monopolized this year's baseball team, which had a
This year's graduating class was also quite active in school publica-
tions. In Senior B we placed our first man on the Red and Blue in the
person of Herbert Brummel, who acted in the capacity of assistant editor.
This year we captured most of the important positions on that publication.
Martin Eisenstadt held down the position of editor-in-chief, while Herbert
Brummel and Jay Topkis acted as associate editors.
This spring was one which we shall long remember. It was one
of general happiness. but mixed with this there were also elements of
crushed hopes and disappointments. We shall probably remember it as
the period when Mr. Kern's wit was at its keenest, Mr, Welling's criticism
the sharpest, and our Headmaster's understanding the greatest.
In the task of Writing history, the scholar turns to first sources for his
authority. Consequently it occurred to me that those who could best
furnish the data and draiw conclusions concerning the class of l94O would
be our revered and honored teachers. When I suggested the procedure to
one of my classmates, he advised me not to tempt fortune in this manner,
Yet the true historian is ever seeking truth. Bravely, therefore, I approached
my teachers With this question, "I-low would you characterize, in one
sentence, your opinion of the class of l94O?"
The answers were almost all the same. Mr. Magnus seriously Hhad
nothing to say," While Mr. Berenberg expressed himself in these well
chosen Words, "On advice of counsel, I refuse to commit myself." Never-
theless, undaunted by these statements, which signify nothing, we still
believe We are Franklin's best graduating class.
But the history of a class is not complete upon graduation from
school. The future is ours, still to achieve in the spirit of Franklin. Not
until the last reunion is attended can all our accomplishments be recorded.
We hope that they will be many and great, an honor to Franklin and to
our land which we have learned to love during our school days.
44 TWENTY FIVE
QNE night as I lay dreaming, a radio blared suddenly out of a
C A great blanket of darkness, The announcer's persuasive voice be-
gan, "Now the Gross Advertising Corporation brings you the latest
news of this day, June 7, 1960, right from the wires of Intercontinental
Press through the courtesy of Marcus and Company, clothes de luxe." I-Ie
continued confidently, "Men, have you got four o'clock sag? Do your trou-
sers bag at the knees before sunset? Listen to what well-dressed celebrities say.
Steve Cohen, famous football coach at 'State' writes, 'I owe my success to
your product and a line averaging 270 pounds. This is sure, it's Marcus
for mel" Remarks ever-popular comedian George 'Oh You Kid' Cioldberg,
'They won't let you wear it even if it fitsl You have to payl' Dave 'Dive-
Ilomber' Friedman, newly-crowned heavyweight champion of Brooklyn,
agrees, 'lt is to my Marcus T'wo-Way Stretch Trunks that I attribute my
unusual triumphs in the realm of hsticuffs. Sincerest felicitations from
the depths of my heartf
"Here is Donald R. Grab, who when finding himself isolated in war
stricken Europe, bicycled home. Questioned about this miraculous feat
of crossing the ocean, Mr. Grab modestly declared, 'I had faith.'
"Mr. Grab, 'The Newsreel of the Air! Reel One: Events Abroadl
It was reliably reported in usually well-informed sources that Mussolini
will soon enter the conflict. Donald Zucker, American Ambassador,
cabled President Roosevelt, 'Italian students rioted before the Siamese lega-
tion today, shouting, 'Siam is encircling usl'
"Reel Two: National Topics! Chairman Jay Topkis revealed that
the House of Representatives' MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE had exam-
ined the super gas bomb of inventor Ernest Katz. There is a rumor that
the fumes are made by burning old beer bottle caps and Good I-Iumor sticks.
This weapon is so potent that not only the plans but also the originator
were set afire in the trash basket. Congressman Topkis is to be remembered
for his thrilling oration to the effect that the pen is mightier than the pencil.
"Martin Dorfman, purveyor of flame-throwers, magnetic mines, and
other such novelties, claims that business is sky-high. The plant will be
rebuilt rapidly and opened once more.
"Reel Three: Local Happenings. The highly controversial Lichten-
stein portrait of I-Iochenberg. the 'Pants Kingf was stolen from the Metro-
politan Museum of Art, an hour ago. Police Chief Edward Ballin expects
a Mr. Hochenberg to be quickly apprehended. Lichtenstein is now engaged
in completing a mural on the interior of a gas chamber of the Waukegan,
lllinois, dog pound,
'ildxclusivel Mayor Eisenstadt confided at the big warehouse confla-
gration that the contract of the new city hall had been awarded to the firm
of Manny Krulwich, Inc. Brummel and Lewis, well known designers of
that building that was constructed up-side-down so that people wouldn't
hit their heads on the low ceilings, have been retained as engineers.
"A week ago, I predicted a story would break on the egg racket. All
the accused were indicated today. Quipped their attorney Michael Schwartz,
'l guess the yolk's on me.'
"The wife of 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Morty Levine, is resting
comfortably at the Doctor's Hospital. Mrs. Levine, ex-Earl Carroll
beauty, refused to be treated by anyone save Dr. Stephen A. Gettinger,
famous pediatrician, who was vacationing at Rio de Janeiro. He rushed
here by plane. The doctor has landed and has the situation well in hand.
lt's a boy!
"Reel Pour: The Amusement World! Producers Lesser and Kurtz
have just previewed their spectacular revival of William S'hakespeare's im-
mortal classic 'Hamletf The protagonist, the melancholy Dane, was played
by stern faced tragedian Walter Swain, fresh from his screen triumph.
'Geronimo' To quote drama critic A. Richard Mendel of the Post, 'lt
was really a comedy of errors' The bard did not sleep soundly this night.
"Publicity agent for C. G. S. CColossal-Gigantic-StupendousD Pic-
tures, Harvey Gold, disclosed how ace camera man Burton Zucker managed
to get those diflicult angle shots you saw in 'Departed with the Breezef lt
seems that Burt was suspended by his neck from an immense swinging
crane. Dr. Edward Williams announced that Zucker would be up and
around within a few weeks.
i'Reel Five: The Sporting NewslThe New York Yankees again became
masters of baseball when they trounced the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-0. This
was the seventh game of the current World Series. Much credit may be
given to pitcher Sandy Seltzer and his knock-out ball. The knock-out
ball, a combination of the curve, speed-ball, and screw-ball, so astounds
the batter with its strange gyrations that he faints dead away.
"Reel six: The laugh of the week! Bank president Allan Horwitz
proclaimed Tuesday evening movie night for his institution."
Then l heard a distant click and my mother murmuring softly, i'He
must have fallen asleep with the radio on."
ff YWENTY SEVEN
T T was many years ago that most of the members of the Class of
KT 1940 first turned the corner of Eighty-ninth Street, opened the door
of Franklin School, and sat timidly through their first class. That
day seems to be only yesterday now that we have performed that ritual for
perhaps our last time. Graduation day, which for years has seemed to remain
like a ship on the distant horizon, has suddenly sailed into port. Now that
the time grows short, visions of familiar places and objects are darting
through our minds. Even the friendly sidewalk that was accustomed to
our hurrying footsteps and the door knob that almost seemed to fit our
very hands recall happy memories. We can see our names carved in desks
from classroom to classroom, but we will carve them there no longer. For
tonight the final scene in a chapter of our lives entitled Franklin School is
It has been an enjoyable period filled with memorable events. lts
characters are our boyhood friends and our high school teachers: friends
with whom we have passed many pleasant hours, and with whom we have
had so many unforgettable experiences: the teachers who have opened our
eyes to the problems of a troubled world and the vastness of the universe in
which we live. Many of us will take separate courses upon the seas of life,
but the memories of our friends and teachers of Franklin School will linger
The most important portion of this chapter of our lives has been
devoted to the foundation we have received that will better enable us to
cope with the problems that will arise in our later lives. We have written
the record of our stay in Franklin School ourselves, but our hands have
been guided wisely and carefully by our teachers, and the pages in the
remaining portion of the story will be written each day with less guidance
by others. No greater tribute can be paid to any institution of learning
than to say that it enabled its graduates to meet successfully the problems
of life, We of the Class of 1940 are confident that we shall meet and con-
quer the obstacles in our path.
The ink of the last words of this scene are drying quickly: with
remorse the pen is returned to the inkwell. The page is turned: the chapter
is ended: but with the dawn of a new day the next chapter will begin.
TW NYY E GH
T the commencement exercises held in the Club House Audi-
ftorium, many prizes, including books, medals, and pennants,
Were awarded for the year.
lt is fitting that special mention be made of the prizes given in memory
of Franklin boys who in the prime of their lives were taken from our midst.
Though they no longer live among us, because of generous gifts of their
loved ones, these 'boys are still carrying on the Franklin spirit by inspiring
others to noble endeavors. ln this way the school commemorates the lives
of William S. Kempner, John Doob, Henry Koplick, Armand Finkelstein,
Alan Henry Hyman, Alan Edward Lefcourt, and Charles Weil, Whose
records of noble achievements at Franklin will long be remembered.
In 1937 the Franklin School Alumni Association offered a silver cup,
to be presented each year to that student of the Senior C class who has dis-
tinguished himself in scholarship and in extra-curricular activities. The cup
is to be held for a year and then returned.
The Franklin School Medal for General Excellence-Jay Topkis
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in English-Martin Eisenstadt
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in Latin-Walter Wager
The Henry Koplik Medal for Excellence in English-Jay Topkis
The William S. Kempner Prize for Excellence in Mathematics-Laurence
The Armand Finkelstein Cup for Excellence in French-Laurence Rosan
The Allen Henry Hyman Cup for Excellence in Athletics-Martin Dorfman
The Franklin School Cup for Excellence in Athletics-Sanford Seltzer
The Alan Edward Lefcourt Cup for Excellence in Tennis-Sanford Seltzer
The Alumni Cup given to the most deserving Member of the Senior C.
The John Doob Cup given to the most deserving member of the Senior B
The Charles Weil Cup for Excellence in History-Monroe Magnus
44 TWENTY NINE
The Franklin School Prizes awarded for faithful devotion to scho-ol
duties and for general excellence Cnot in two successive yearsl
throughout the year.
A Jay Topkis
B Laurence Rosan
C Howard Clipper
II Monroe Magnus
I Edwin Michalove
IV Daniel Shapiro
III Howard Boros
II NVilliam Goldstein
I Joel Schneierson
Medals to pupils who have been o
A Herbert Brummel
B Walter Harris
C Laurence Silberstein
II Jack Ullman
I Eugene Zucker
II Leonard Ullman
I Stanley Schneierson
awarded to the following:
A Alan Horwitz
II Joseph Karpf
IV Peter Karl Wallach
III Samuel Wacht
n the honor roll
'LO wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
Horwitz IO: Dorfrnan 7: B. Zucker 3: Eisenstadt Z: Seltzer Z
"What fools these mortals be
It is better to be loved than honored."
Horwitz 5: Goldberg 4: Dorfman 2: Hochenberg 2: Levine 2: Swain Z
"And there are joys, like beauty, but skin deep,"
Gettinger 33 Hochenberg 33 Brurnmel 2: Cohen 2: Dorfrnan 2: Horwitz 2
"Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose
Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes,"
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Topkis ll: Eisenstadt 6: Dorfman 3: Marcus 2
"Born for success, he seemed
With grace to win, with heart to hold."
BEST LIKED BY GIRLS
Lesser 6: Goldberg 4: Levine 3: B. Zucker 3: Dorfman 2: Hochenberg Z
"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
Hast thou more of pain or pleasureln
Wager 95 Brummel 6: Grab 3: Schwartz 2
"Then he will talk-good gods, how he will talk."
Gettinger 6: Katz 4: Levine 3: Lesser 21 Swain Z: Mendel 2
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
Gettinger 5: Marcus 4: Dorfman 3: Hoehenherg 3: Swain 3
'Clothes do much to make the man."
Horwitz 5: Krulwich 4: Topkis 4: Gross 2: Williams 2
"Life is not so short but there is always
time enough for courtesy."
Willitiixis 5: Ifisenstadt 4: Dorfman 2: Horwitz 2
"It is god-like for mortal to assist mortal."
-Pliny the Elder
Eisenstadt 6: Dorfman 6: Horwitz 3: Seltzer 2
An imitative creature is man:
whoever is foremost leads the herd."
Dorfman l3: Seltzer 9
'And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands."
Mendel 13: Topkis 3: Dorfman 2: Eisenstadt 2: Gettinger 2: Horwitz 2:
"True as the needle to the pole '
Or as the dial to the sun,"
Topkis 14: Eisenstadt 3
l'And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew
That one small head should carry all he knew."
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Brummel 5: Gold 4: Goldberg 4: Ballin 2: Grab 2
"A little nonsense now and then
ls relished by the wisest men,"
Gold 3: Mendel 3: Swain 3: Gettinger 2: Levine 2: Topkis 2
The solitary side of our nature demands leisure
for reflection upon subjects on which the dash
and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds
rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten
Gold 13: I-lochenberg 3
"Faith, that's as well said as if I said it myself,"
BEST LIKED BY TEACHERS
Williams ll: Topkis 5: Dorfman 2: B. Zucker 2
"Even children follow'd with endearing wile
And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile."
MOST POPULAR TEACHER
Mr. Welling 6
"The applause of a single human being
is of great consequence."
Mr. Kern 9:
THE FRANKLINITE I
X X X few days before the final examinations, it became apparent
C i to the headmasters that something was wrong with some of the
V senior boys. Anxious parents continued to telephone and
express apprehension about their sons' talking in their sleep. At length
to put an end to interruptions, the headmasters called a conference of all
the mothers who had shown characteristics of disturbance. In response
several mothers appeared, their faces lined with apprehension of impending
disaster. Yet as they faced Mr, Berenberg and Mr. Hall, not a mother
would voice her troubles. At length the principals learned that each of
the ladies wanted a secret meeting, forces were divided, and whisperings
'Iio introduce each scene in detail doubtless would be boring, ztince
the setting was much the same. The boys had been talking in their sleep
and had uttered statements incomprehensible to the mothers. The stories
were told hesitatingly, falteringly.
'AI am worried about I-Ierbert. l.ast night in his sleep, he exclaimed,
'In an oblique triangle ABC, it is known that Tan A:'5f4 cos B:5fl3
and AB:l0. Find, without the use of tables, sin C and sides AC and
BC. D ---- this mathematics, l'll never pass a College Board. I'm going
to forget all my math as soon as I become an engineerf "
'AI am worried about Billy. At two o'clock this morning he shouted,
'Guess I better study, study, study! Loafing doesn't pay half as Well as
betting on a baseball lottery. Still I better study, study, studyl' "
"I am worried about Walter. Night before last in the midst of his
sleep he intoned in the most melodious voice:
AArma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris
Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venitf
Now what sense does that make at midnight?"
'AI am worried about George. Three nights ago he ejaculated, 'You
can't make a fool of me by forcing geometry down my throat. What do I
care about old Pythagoras? I-Ie's dead: isn't he? No, I didn't make a wise-
crack. If I smile because I'm good natured, I'm just creating a disturbance.
Cut out that nonsense, Seltzer. I tell you we've got to passf "
To these and other stories, equally strange, the headmasters listened.
In scientific terms they explained that the boys were suffering from jitter-
bugs because of examinations. And at length, somewhat mollilied, the
mothers retreated, and the telephone calls ceased, restoring peace to the office.
9 Top: Katz, Goldberg, Seltzer, Brummel
Cohen, Friedman, Marcus. Kurtz, Dorfman
Middle: Gold, Swain, Gettinger. NVager
Grab, Horwitz. I-Iochenberg, Krulwich. B
Zucker, Gross. Schwartz
Bottom: Levine, Ballin. D. Zucker. Topkis
Mr. Hall, Mr, Berenberg, XVilliams, Lichten-
0 Top: Blickman. Claster, Shevell, Dince.
Middle: Alpert, Stern, Kcllner, Prank,
Rosan, Friedman, Meyer
Bottom: Morgenstcrn. Rose. NValIg1ch. Mr,
Kern, Kean, Stein. Harris
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Top: Silberstein. Nevard, Alexander, Segal
Buschoff, Kadin, Bass. Brummel
Middle: XVyse, Fisch, Frank, Kling, Massey
Clipper, Sweetman, Marcus
Bottom: Rubinger, Nathan. Weitzner, Mr
Heintze. Posner, Goldberger, Wender
0 Top: Schneider, Leon, Davis, Brotherton,
Unger, Karpf, J. Schilt, Kuscb, Goodman
Middle: Nadel, Langer. Stein, Bluestone,
Ginsburg, L. Schilt, Goldstein, Gettinger,
Bottom: Robbins, Masback. Boros, Mr. Bam,
Gordon, Ullman, Baker
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Top:BolIt. Goldman, Lane. Michelove
Gardner. Jacobson. Gettinger
Bottom: Massey, Seidner. Mr, Knox. Mos-
9 Top: Wallach. Plehn, R. Pollak. Cooper,
A. Pollak, Blanket, Silbert
Bottom: Silver, Alexander, Spitzer. Miss
Limbach, Stern, I-Ierskovitz, Michelman
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9 Top: Eeigin, Brummel. Vvfacht, Lane, Hoff-
Bottom: Herstein, Boros, Miss Sn
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' Bogen, Soletzky. Miss Beck, J, Sclmcierson,
Stern, Spilo. Levinsohn, NVacht, Mr. Joseph,
Lipert, McCormick, Ullman, Cole, Rosen-
feld, Goldstein. S. Schneicrson
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RED AND BLUE
9 Top: Silberstein, Rosan, Brotherton. Gold-
berg. Katz. Vkfager. Harris. Stern
Bottom: Topkis, Eisenstadt. Mr, Hall. Mr
Berenberg, Brummel, Blickman
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f N its forty-first year, two issues of the Red and Blue were published.
F5 Every class from Junior Il to Senior A possessed a representative
on the board of editors. Many interesting articles came from the
able pen of Martin Eisenstadt, Editor-in-Chief. The Associate Editors
were Herbert Brummel and ,lay Topkis, while Bruce Blickman and
Laurence Rosan, both members of Senior B, filled the positions of Assistant
Editors, The Art Department, consisting of Laurence Silberstein and
Robert Brotherton, provided several entertaining cuts. Walter Wager was
School News Editor. George Goldberg covered the news of our athletic
teams. Peter Stern and Walter Harris were Managers-in-Chief, and Ernest
Katz attained the rank of assistant Manager.
An excellent selection of editorials, articles, liction, and news assured
success for the year's efforts. The editorials disclosed thoughts surprisingly
advanced for high school students. The impressive eulogy of the late
Mr. Gorsline will not soon be forgotten. School, athletics, and alumni
happenings were covered completely and preserved as a record of 1939-40.
Besides numerous contributions of Martin Eisenstadt, Jay Topkis,
Herbert Brummel, Walter Wager, Ernest Katz, George Goldberg, Emanuel
Krulwich, Richard Lewis, and Sanford Seltzer, works by Laurence Rosan,
Walter Harris, Bruce Blickman, Laurence Silberstein, Erederick Buschhoff,
and Richard Weitzner were accepted. The latter, who are still undergrad-
uates, give us confidence in the future of Eranklin's biennial magazine.
With the upmost equanimity, the Class of 1940 wills this cherished
prize. We have labored with fair success. May they have even more suc-
cess. We leave them many hours of joy and experience. Above all, we
leave them courage and hope!
FO RTY SEVEN
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X-X X ff have arisen during the night only to die at the close of a few
If days of painful striving for life. Such appeared to be the fate
of the Councilor founded in the fall of l938 by Messrs. Buschhoff and
Kling of the class of l942. With almost clocklike accuracy, however, the
Councilor has continued to appear and to give delight to the members of
the school. The last issue, volume Il, Number 7, was in several respects
the best yet published.
Although the Red and Blue records school news, it is often rather
stale by the time the magazine has run through two proofs and finally
appeared. Such has not been the case with the Councilor. Frequently
after an exciting basketball or baseball contest, the school paper has come
forth with an accurate report of the game before the cheering has fully
cleared away. Notes about teachers, students, lectures and entertainments
have added much to appraise the progress of the school year. Nor has
the Councilor been modest in offering criticisms of events. lt has been a
publication alive, eagerly sought for by the boys in the high school, some
of whom, strange to say, preferred the Councilor to the day's lessons.
For the credit of all this the following board of editors deserves com-
Publishers-Heywood Kling and Fred Buschhoff
Associate Editor-Edwin Frank
Printing Manager-Derek Wyse
Sports Editor-Michael Schwartz
Faculty Adviser-Mr. Fred Bam
As the only senior on the staff was Michael Schwartz, the Councilor
should go forward another year with an even greater degree of success.
NXIOUS eyes scanned the horizon! A question hung on the
J lips of many a lad! Rumors flitted to and fro! The all important
question was whether the sun would be out for the Franklin
School boat ride. A petition had been drawn up by some members of the
senior class and duly presented to the sun, and that ball of fire, undoubtedly
impressed by the loquacity of Messrs. Levine, Ballin and company, gracious-.
ly made his appearance.
The day, as we have already observed, dawned bright and clear. But
it was no clearer than the sparkling eyes of the contingent that stood ready
to board the boat for Indian Point. The younger lads had visions of
athletics dancing in their minds: the older ones gazed across at a group of
girls as other visions fwho knows what?j danced in their heads: and to
the tempo of a soft lullaby visions of comfortable deck chairs and a cool
breeze waltzed nimbly across the tired craniums of the teachers. All were,
Scarcely have any dreams been realized so completely as were these.
En route to the Point the faculty successfully found their long-looked-for
deck chairs. Some seniors gathered on the top deck while others retired
to the lower deck to display their special forte in dancing. Partners, most
luckily. were easy to find. As for the younger chaps, no one can really
say where they went or what they did. One can, however, safely state
that there was not one square inch of the boat that remained unexplored
by them. When Indian Point was sighted, we prepared to disembark.
Mr. King, with his usual foresight, had arranged to have a large
athletic field placed at our disposal. And it was in this direction that we
immediately proceeded. There We started on our various athletic contests.
As had been the custom in the past, medals were given to the members of
each class who received the greatest number of athletic points. The awards
were as follows:
Senior A, B, '55 C Peter Stern lst place
Sanford Seltzer 2nd place Ctiej
George Goldberg 2nd place Ctiej
Junior 1 and Z Masback, lst place: Unger 2nd place
Int. 3 and 4 Wacht, lst place: Spitzer 2nd place
Int. l and 2 Cole, lst place: Goldstein 2nd place
Pri. 1 and 2 Michelman
After the track events the fellows separated into several groups. Some
of the lads went to the swimming pool and refreshed themselves, some
went to the amusement center and enjoyed themselves in that manner, but
the majority of the fellows remained to see the highlight of the day's
events-the Senior A-Faculty softball game. The faculty, rested up
by their quiet boat trip, managed to eke out a thirteen to three victory
over the weary seniors. It was a good, fast game, highly entertaining to
both the players and the spectators. Mr. Hall, who umpired, must be
commended for his impeccable refereeing. A glance at our watches told
us it was time to go home. Down to the boat we trudged, Once again we
boarded our ship, this time homeward bound.
The sun beamed down on us. "Those Franklin boys surely had a
good time," he said to a passing cloud,
0 Top: Vv'illiams. Horwitz, Friedman, Kurtz
Bottom: Stern, Zucker, Seltzer, Dorfman
Goldberg. Mr. King
JURING the 1939-1940 season, the Franklin School Varsity Team
- XX' enjoyed the most successful season that the school has ever ex-
perienced. lndividual stars no longer vied for personal records:
the team played as a whole. Under the able coaching of Sidney King the
members of the team were faithful in attendance at practice, mastered his
system of play, and gave their all unstintingly. ln the old days a victory
over Fieldston was an achievement, but this year there were two such vic-
tories. Although the team finally lost the championship of the Northern
division of the Metropolitan Athletic Association of Private Schools, it was
not until the tie-off game with Lincoln, prolonged by two extra periods,
was over that the final die was cast.
Mr. King attributed the successful season to the mainstays of the
game for the following characteristics:
Dorfman and Seltzer-Scoring
B. Zucker-Defensive tactics
ln the World Telegram All Metropolitan Private School All Star
Team, Martin Dorfman was chosen right guard for the first team and
Burton Zucker and Sanford Seltzer as left forward and center on the second
The scores were as follows:
Franklin 27 Collegiate 26
Franklin 41 Alumni 36
Franklin 24 Barnard 16
Franklin 21 Woodmere 12
Franklin 26 Fieldston 20
Franklin 40 Birch Wathen 32
Franklin 19 Lincoln 26
Franklin 28 Fieldston 22
Franklin 22 Barnard 21
Franklin 26 Kew Forest 12
Franklin 36 Garden City 26
Franklin 19 Lincoln 18
Franklin 30 Lincoln 32
Franklin 359 Opponents 299
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Top: Alpert, Krulwich. I-lochenberg. Mar-
cus, Shevell. Frank
Micldlei Frank. Claster, Kurtz, Horwitz
Sweetman, Mr. King
Bottom: Cohen. Lesser, Dorfman. Seltzer
Gold, Stern, Goldberg
FTER a successful basketball season, Franklin turned with
enthusiam to baseball only to learn in the end that
"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agleyf'
Because of rain during May, the team was unable to hold regular practice
although the boys did their best to carry on in spite of adverse elements.
Two pitchers came forward, Sanford Seltzer and Gilbert Lesser. Martin
Dorfmann and Peter Stern developed a good eye for the ball while at bat.
Although the team lost four games and won only three, the boys enjoyed
the sport and faced defeat with the same sportsmanlike spirit revealed in
The scores were as follo
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Townsend Harris 8
Brooklyn Academy 2
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