Franklin School - Franklinite Yearbook (New York City, NY)
- Class of 1950
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To Mr. Moe Spahn, whose interest in and loy-
alty to Franklin School have for several years
been a contributing factor in the success of the
school, this volume is affectionately dedicated
by the students of Franklin School as he begins
his duties as Assistant Headmaster.
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Tofz: Mr. Ross, Mr. Stevens.
Mr. King. Mr. Langman, Mr.
Hermalm, Mr. Kern
Mizlrlle: Miss Necker. Mr. Car-
son, Mr. Kramer, Mr. Lau-
ziere, Mr. Spalm. Mr. Confer,
Bollom: Mrs. Lippman, Miss
Griilin, Mr. Berenberg. Mr.
I-Iall, Mrs. Cebriy. Mrs. Un-
derwood, Mrs. Yeager
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THE I-'RAN UNITE STAFF
LAWRENCE M. GREENSPAN I FRANK I-ITALPERN
STUART BAILDIN, '51
HERBERT Houis, '52
RONALD KAPON, '52
IRA SCI-IARFER, '51
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RICHARD K. BERNSTEIN
322 Central Park West
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llL'lllllS lc-:mi 2, fl, rl-Nlaumger Al: Science Club
' fl, 'l,4l'rc-sident l: .Xl'l Club 2, 3: Current
lu-nts Club 34: Red :uid Blue 2, 3, 'l,-Business
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lllumeullizil Prize 2: Sludeut Cuuueil 'lg Creative
Writing Nledz 1:
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rl 5 Smlmlzirslup Medwl 2 l l
C lm Prize 4' S'iluLumi:ui -l.
EDWARD I-l. l3I,ICKS'I'EIN
llil XVCSL 75th Street
"Suri: suiwl !'lllIlpIllXlUll dull: in mzlsir lie."
Current Events Club Pl: History Nledul l: Red
and Blue 2, 3, -1,-,-Xssocizite Editor Al: Creative
Xllriling Medal 4.
ALAN H. CURDAN. .
221 West 82nd Street
College of the City ol' New York
"Were llmrf' no lzeazfen nor hell, I slumld be
Soccer 3, 4: Chess Club fl, -13 Current Events
Club 3: Red and Blue 3,-Assistant Manager:
Red and Blue 33 Clee Club 3, 4.
210 Xvest 90th Street
'lL1'ke the drizdng of jelzu, the son of Nimslzi
drizfeth furiously." -BIBLE
Soccer 31 Baseball l, 43 Basketball 2,-Co-cap
taing Library Committee 2: Class President 2.
L.-XVVRENCE M. CREENSPAN
215 lhfest 88th Street
Massachusetts lnstitute of Technology
"Every why hath a 1ul1erefm'e."
Basketball 4,-Manager: Science Club 2, 3, 4:
Councilor 3,-Managing Editor 43 Red and Blue
2. -1: Current Events Club 3: History Prize 3:
Scholarship Medal 3: General Excellence Medal
4: Scholarship Medal 4.
Central Park WVest
New York University
I 1111116 drulzlcen deep of joy,
And I will Instr' no other wine."
Soccer -lg Basketball 3, All Baseball 3, -ll SCi6l1CC
-3 Councilor 3, -1: Class Secretary 2:
Franklin School Medal 2, 3, 4. 4
RICHARD L. GRUBMAN
225 West 86th Street
New York University
"This worldis a bubble."
Soccer 43 Library Committee 3, 4.
ISAIAH FRANK HALPERN
285 Central Park VVest
University of Michigan
"What sweet delight II quiet life f1HOTdS.n
Soccer Manager 4: Basketball Manager 43 Ten-
nis 2, 3, 43 Student Council 3, 43 Class President
33 Councilor 3,-Sports Editor 43 Red and Blue
43 Franklin School Medal 2, 3, 43 Class Prophet
IRA FRANCIS H ATTEN BACH
I75 XVest 921111 Street
"The sleep of lalmring man is sweelf,
Busketlmll 3, -l: Baseball 2, 3, 4.
BRUCE A. HOLSTEIN
870 Fifth Avenue
"Happiness was lmnz a twin."
Student Council 43 Clee Club -1: Library Com-
mittee 3, 45 Class Vice-President -1.
FRANK E. ILLFELDER
4848 63rd Street, Xvooclsicle, Long Island
"My waive stufl: in my throat."
Lilmrary Committee 3, 4.
FRANK T. HOLSTEIN
870 Filth Avenue
"For the will and not ilu' gif! makes the giver."
junior Basketball 2, 33 Basketball Ml: Clee Club
2, 4,-President 43 Librziry Connnittee 3, Ll.
MARVIN -1. KORNBLAU r
930 Grand Concourse
"I tlzinkg therefore, I am."
Science Club 3, 4,-Vice-President 43 Current
Events Club 31 Red and Blue 4,F-Associate Edi-
torg Councilor 3, 4,--Technical Editor 4g Frank-
lin Scholarship Medal 3, 43 Science Cup 43 Class
l 188 Grand Concourse
University of Bridgeport
Glee Club 3, 45 Baseball 4.
MARVIN H. KREINER
"Thus idly busy rolls their world away."
7 West Slst Street
"The lion is not as nf"7'!'6 as they paint him."
Soccer 2, 3, 4,-Captain 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4,-
Captain 4: Baseball 2, 3, 4,-Captain 4: Alumni
Cup 2: French Cup 3: Class Prize 2: Scholarship
Medal 3, 4: Student Council 4: Red and Blue 2:
Class Secretary 4: Athletic Cup 4: Valedictorian
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ROBERT DAVID MELTZER gee:
760 Grand Concourse
"Blessed is the wooing
Tlml is not Ionq I1-d0I'I1Q'
Track Medal l: Basketball 3, 4: Baseball l, 3, 4:
Clee Club 3, 4,-Secretary 4: Library Connnit
tee 3, 4.
RICHARD GERSUN NEMEROV
525 West End Avenue
"I am King of Rome, and alzrnve gTIlll1IllIll'.n
Red :md Blue 2, 3, L15 Sellolzirsllip Me
Latin Prize -1.
JERRY S. POLLAK
1807 Phelan Place
"Absence nmlccs the heart grow frmderf'
Soccer 2, 3, 43 Basketball 3, 4: Baseball 3, 4: Glee
Club 25 Class Vice-President 2.
DONALD C. RUBIN
200 XVest 86th Street
New York University
"Thr girls all rriezl, 'H1"s quite 1
lidilor Pi: Class Vice-President
,IEROME HUYVARD STERN
1188 Grand Concourse
New York University
"We are lm! as ille I'IISfl'1llII67If of Heazfwz,
Our work is not ciesign, but destiny."
Baseball 3, -1: Glee Club 3, Lil Library Conlnlit-
tee 3, -1: Class Secretary and Treasurer 33 Sflllllllf-
ship Medal -1.
Councilor 3, -lg Red and Blue 3, Al,
-I.-XY ROBERT STEVENS
H53 Eustcrn Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
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liuskctlmll 2, 3, -I: Baiscball 3, Al: Tennis 23 Stu-
dcnl Council Alg Class Prcsidcnt -1: Scliolzlrsliip
ERIC E. TOLMACH
150 xvw som Sn-eel
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Baseball 3: Current Events Club 3: Science Club
3, -1: Red and Blue 2, Al,-Editor-in-Chief 4:
Scliolzirship Medal 3, -1: English Medal -1.
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767 Fifth JXYCIIIIC
XVillium and Maury
"St11l1Imr11 Ialmr rrnzqzzrlrs !'T'l'V3'1llfIlg'."
Red :md Blue 3, -lg Sc'l1olzu'sl1ip Medal 3, Al.
22 75th Street, North Bergen, New jersey
"As you sow, y'are to rea
Weehawken High School: French Club 3, The-
ater Club 2, 33 junior Senate 33 Debating Club
33 Franklin School: Basketball 45 Science Club
43 Councilor 4.
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HE si1vENTv-EIGHTH Commencement Exercises of Franklin School were held
at St. Paul and St. Andrew Church, corner of 86th Street and West End
Avenue, on the evening of Thursday, june 8, 1950.
Richard Bernstein delivered the Salutatory address. He was followed by
Marvin Kornblau, the Class Historian, Frank Halpern, the Class Prophet, and
Arnold Lederman, the Valedictorian. The guest speaker of the evening was
Reverend F. Howard Callahan, D.D., the pastor of St. Paul and St. Andrew
Church. After the address of the guest speaker, Mr. Walter R. Mohr of the
Columbia Alumni Association awarded the school the Columbia Alumni Prize
in honor of Robert A. Milch, Franklin '45, After a short farewell address to
the graduates, Mr. Hall granted diplomas to twenty-five members of the class
of l950. Prizes for scholastic and athletic achievement were distributed by Mr.
Berenberg as follows: E
The Franklin School Medal for General Excellence given to that member of
the Senior Class who has the best scholastic record during the four years of
the high school course:
Awarded to Lawrence Greenspan
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in English:
Awarded to Eric Tolmach
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in Latin:
Awarded to Richard Nemerov
The Henry Koplik Medal for Creative Writing given annually by Mrs. August
V. Lambert in memory of her nephew, a member of the Class of 1929:
Awarded to Edward Blickstein
The Eli Allison Cup for Excellence in Science, given by the Class of 1940 in
memory of Mr. Eli Allison:
Awarded to Marvin Kornblau
The Allen Henry Hyman Cup for Excellence in Athletics, given annually by
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hyman in memory of their son:
Awarded to Arnold Lederman
The Prize for Excellence in French:
Awarded to jay joseph
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The John Doob Cup, offered by the Class of 1926 in memory of a classmate,
given annually to a member of the Senior B Class who has distinguished
himself by his character, his scholastic record, and his achievements in extra-
Awarded to John Schwab
The Alumni Cup offered by the Alumni Association to a member of the Senior
C Class who has distinguished himself by his character, his scholastic record,
and his achievements in extra-curricular activities:
Awarded to Julius Spellman
The Robert Jacobson Medal for Excellence in History, offered by Mrs. Julia
Jacobson in memory of her son, Lt. Robert Jacobson:
Awarded to John Schwab
The Charles Weil Medal, offered by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Weil in memory of
their son, given annually to the best student in history in the Junior II class:
Awarded to Tito Texidor
The Prize for Excellence in Biology:
Awarded to Julius Spcllman
Senior B - -
junior Il -
junior I -
- JOSEPH CO!-IN
- RALPH FEIGIN
- BARRY PoGAsH
- - JAY GAINES
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FRANKLIN 5'6H00l MEDALS'
I. Frank Halpern
, JUNIOR II
-' JUNIOR I
' Harold Richman
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Friends, Relatives, and Members of the Faculty:
On behalf of my classmates, it is an honor and a privilege for me to wel-
come you to the commencement exercises of Franklin School for the year 1950.
We of the graduating class leave behind us many pleasant memories as we
enter into a new social community and prepare to take our places in the com-
petitive world. Although it is an old world, it is to us comparatively new. It is
a mature world, confronting us with problems that we must meet with mature
As we embark on this venture from within the peaceful walls of security
that absorbed any tribulations in the past, we shall continue to need your en-
couragement and assistance to which we have become so accustomed. We know
that while we traverse the turbulent sea of life with all its vicissitudes, we can
rely on you for guidance and understanding.
This is not only our evening in triumph but also yoursg for it was largely
through your efforts, your sympathy, and your support that we have been able
to overcome the obstacles along the road that has led us to this occasion. We
salute you who now share with us a sense of satisfaction and exultation.
There is planned for tonight a program which will include addresses by
several speakers and the distribution of diplomas and awards. It affords us great
pleasure to see that so many of you have come to witness these exercises. They
mean much to us, but your presence means even more. Recognizing all our
friends, teachers, and relatives gathered here tonight gives us a great feeling of
gratification. It is a feeling that everyone in all parts of the world would be
happy to share with us since it is due to the ties of good-will and common in-
terest that bind us all together. So we, the class of 1950, salute you whose in-
dulgence and helpfulness have been with us throughout our school careers.
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
Upon being notified that I had been selected to narrate the class history at
graduation, I rejoiced in the apparent simplicity of the task. I thought that it
would be just a matter of asking my classmates for any information that was
necessary, but this was not so simple as it seemed, because many of them upon
questioning seemed to forget everything but their names. I still do not know
whether they had really forgotten or whether they wished to forget their past
and start worrying about the college careers that were inevitably facing them.
While writing this history, I tried not to trespass upon the task of the class
prophet, but in many cases it was rather difficult not to transgress. l sincerely
hope that this history will serve to rekindle in the minds of my classmates the
great events in which we have participated.
My first recollection of the class reverts to the time when I entered as a
shy young youth in Junior I. Before that time the class was not too large, and
the only members of our class that were present in the Intermediate grades were
the class salutatorian, Richard Bernstein, and the twins, Bruce and Frank Hol-
A large number of the graduates entered in the junior years. Among them
were Edward Blickstein, one of the better contributors to the Red and Blue and
also one of the best musicians in the class: Eric Tolmach, the present editor-in-
chief of the Red and Blue, and Larry Greenspan, the student voted the most
likely to succeed by the faculty and the class.
In these years most of us got our first taste of the inevitable Latin classes.
Although we used to dread them at the time, many of us have or will come to
value the important instruction in analysis and word usage that Latin gave us.
ln these grades we encountered Mr. Kern, whose sharp sarcastic humour had
Illost of us baffled. After a few years with "Doc" Stevens one or two of us got
used to his various systems, but until this day when one of us is detained by
"Doc" we have no idea what it is for, at least when we speak to him. Another
obstacle in our paths was algebra. I believe that Mr. Carson went away rather
exhausted after trying to convince us that imaginaries weren't, and that we
would have to learn them.
By the time the class reached the senior B grade all of our foremost ath-
letes were already in the class. Arnold Lederman, class valedictorian, captain
of the basketball and soccer teams, and pitcher for the baseball team, had already
entered. jerry Stern. Bob Meltzer and jay Stevens-just to mention a few-
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were competing for the various teams and were to be among the more important
athletes to represent the class and school in interscholastic competition.
In our final year, only two boys entered the class. They were Ira Zaretsky and
Joe Wolkenberg, both of whom are very well liked by all. This year we were
rather unsuccessful in our athletics, but as usual the members of the teams fought
hard and always were full of spirit and determination. The science club under
the guidance of "Doc" Stevens was again the most active in school. Throughout
the year many interesting experiments were performed and talks on various
subjects were given. The highlight of the Science Club was the demonstration
on Hertzian waves given by a representative of the Bell Telephone Company.
This demonstration was given in an assembly, and all the boys of the upper
school were invited to attend. The other active clubs were the art and chess
clubs, under the supervision of Mr. Ross and Mr. Kramer.
There' are certain dates in history which no one ever forgets: 1215, the
granting of Magna Cartag july 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence: 1815,
the Battle of Waterloog December 7, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tonight,
june 8, 1950, we add another important date in history, the graduation from
Franklin School of one of its outstanding classes.
In conclusion, and on behalf of the graduation class of 1950, I wish to thank
Mr. Hall, Mr. Berenberg, and all the members of the faculty for their under-
standing, guidance, and patience with us throughout the years. Tonight we
leave Franklin, but I am sure that all of us hold a warm place for it in our hearts.
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CLASS PROP!-IECY OF 1950
According to an old Roman legend, the Cumaean Sibyl or prophetess came
from the east to the Roman King, Tarquin the Proud, offering nine books of
prophecies but at so enormous a price that he refused to buy them. She then
destroyed three and offered the remaining six at the same price and was again
refused. Destroying still another three, she asked as much for the three left,
and Tarquin's fear and curiosity finally induced him to buy. Of the official
collection supposed thus to have originated, one or two fragments still survive.
When I learned that I was to be class prophet I contacted an old friend of
mine who lived in Edzine, a small village located in Turkey just south of the
ancient ruins of Troy, and told him that I was in a desperate situation, not
knowingewhere to get any information on the future of my classmates. Since it
had been rumored that one of Sibyl's books had just been discovered in that
part of the world, I had high hopes of finding something in it concerning this
year's graduating class. My hopes were verified when I received a telegram
from my friend, urging me to "hop on" a plane as quickly as possible and to
come to Iidzine.
After five days of constant traveling by air and sea, I finally reached my
destination, a weather-beaten shack located on the edge of a small stream. jim,
my friend, knowing that I had to take my end-term examinations, escorted me
quickly into the house. As I looked around the dimly lighted room, I spotted a
large yellow scroll which lay on a table in the center of the room. This was what
1 had been looking for, SibyI's prophecies. I tried to read the writing but soon
realized that it was written in Latin, however, suspecting that this might happen,
I had invited Richard Nemerov, Latin translator extraordinaire, to decipher
the scroll for me. Dick soon spotted a column whose headlines read as follows:
"Doings of Franklin's 1950 Graduates in l965." As we read further on we saw
Larry Greenspan, the successful engineer, and Richard Bernstein, the fam-
ous theoretical physicist, are rival Science Fiction editors. A few weeks ago
Richard came back from the first flight to the moon. Not to be outdone, Larry
flew to Venus.
jockeys Bob Genisman and Dick Grubman have finished in a tie for last
place in the second race at jamaica. Caesar and Virgil, the ponies they were
riding, are both owned by Richard Nemerov, the millionaire. Dick got his mil-
lion by writing a book entitled "How to Pass 'Doc' Steven's Geometry Class."
Marvin Kreiner has become a great expert on automobiles. In a very in-
spired moment he decided to dispense with the wheels on his car. As he ex-
plained to the eagerly listening world, "it will save a great deal of friction and
thus spare the brakes." Much to the inventor's surprise and disappointment
the car refused to run.
Robert Meltzer has become America's handsomest man. He has posed for
every product from bathing suits to Spratts Dog and Cat Biscuits.
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julius Gruff, head meteorologist of New York City, has broken his own
record by predicting the wrong weather forecast for the tenth straight day.
Eric Tolmach has become a great philosopher. Having travelled all over
this world, he has learned much about people and their habits. His crowning
achievement has been the writing and publishing of a Dictionary of the Chinese
Language in a convenient pocket size book.
Because of his great abilities in Trigonometry, Walter Trent has decided
to devote his life to the amassing of a bank account that will have to be manipu-
lated in "logs," This having been accomplished, Walt opened a very successful
bank called the Logarithm Bank, the motto of which was "Saving is as easy as
falling off a log."
Edward Blickstein, the famous concert pianist, has recently been feeling
very ill. In order to cure himsull, Eddy sits in front of his piano and plays
nothing but tonic chords.
Frank and Bruce Holstein have switched to Toni. just last week they had
a big argument over who had the curlier hair.
Alan Cordan, the celebrated explorer and archeologist, has been rather
sun-burnt from roaming the deserts and mountains while seeking the remains
of prehistoric beings. He was once stumped by a certain fossil when he got
the idea of taking his dog along with him. True to form, the dog went to work
and soon dug up the bones.
Ira Hattenback has won much recognition as the maker of America's best
shoes, for during the recent business recession he had almost single-handedly
kept most Americans on their feet. Nevertheless he was termed a heel by some,
while he was really a sole supporter of Democracy.
Donald Rubin, while vacationing in Australia, crossed a kangaroo with a
racoon. He is now raising fur coats with pockets. A g
jerry Stern, distinguished broker, recently visited his former classmate, joe
Wolkenberg, Upon learning that joe had a temperature of 100, Jerry chided:
"When it gets up to l04W2, Joe, sell."
Frank Illfelder, successful textile tycoon, when told that he would have to
pay more taxes, replied, "You can't pull the wool over my eyes!"
The class of 1950 also had some representatives in the world of sports.
jay Stevens, tennis champion for live consecutive years, has finally retired.
In his last bow jay left the court before the game had begun. On being ques-
tioned as to his actions, he said that he merely wished to show his appreciation
to his many admirers by leaving the score "Love All."
Pitcher Arnold Lederman and catcher jerry Pollak have been playing for
the New York Giants for several years. Although the boys are getting old, they
have kept going year after year. They explain that they have been a battery
lor so long that in the course of time their bodies have become wiry. During
the winter the two act as coal-mine executives because of their experiences with
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Marvin Kornblau, B.A., Ph.D., L.S.M.F.T., was informed by his psychiatrist,
Ira Zaretsky, that it would be beneficial to discontinue his studies for the pres-
ent. Dr. Zaretsky asserted that Mr. Kornblau was killing himself-by degrees.
After thanking my friend for his great help, I took the next plane to New
My trip to America was filled with apprehension, for I had learned that
the sibyl was still jealously guarding her secrets. The rumor, however, must
have been ill-founded, as I reached school in perfect safety and was soon brought
back to earth by the final examinations. During the course of these adventures,
however, I determined to establish a modern bureau of prognostications. Accord-
ing to history there were several prophetesses of the ancient world, but my desig-
nation henceforth will be that of Sibyl, the XIII.
I. Fxuimt HALPERN
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Tonight another class in the long history of Franklin takes its leave. Part-
ings of this nature are usually filled with both joy and sorrow.
We are leaving high school at a time when the world is facing many grave
problems. We and thousands of other classes like ours will be forced to con-
front the problem of living in a world ruled by the atom bomb or in a world,
in which the power derived from the atom, shall be a blessing to mankind.
That is why the past four years have been a very important chapter in our
lives. Our minds have been trained, and our characters have been molded by
teachers eager to help the youth of today prepare to face the future wisely and
During our stay in Franklin we have been taught to value life and all it
offers usp we have been shown the need to respect our associates and judge
people carefullyg we have learned to make and retain friends. Most of all we
have learned how to work. If we hold fast to all of these qualities, we shall
be classed among those whose ideal is a better America.
Our days in Franklin have been happy ones. As I look fondly back, I can
see their harmony: teachers working together with pupilsg teams winning or
losing with fine sportsmanshipg friendships, warm and lasting, contributing to
the enjoyment of school life. Life will not always run so smoothly for us, but
we shall always be grateful for the happiness that has been ours in Franklin.
I cannot say farewell to all of this, for I feel that as we go forward, we
shall always remain a part of the spirit that is Franklin. If we hold true to this
throughout our lives, we shall be able to meet the challenge of the future with
intelligence and confidence.
For these reasons I shall not say goodbye, but rather thank you. My class-
mates and I, in leaving, express our gratitude to our parents, our teachers, and
all others who have made possible the four years which we bring to a close this
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La Societe est Vunion des hommes, et non pas les hommes.
Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
Top: Trent, Halpern, Blick
stein, Genisman, Greenspan
Hattenbach, Cordan, Bern
Nlilldle: Stern, Neinerov, Tol
mach, Z a r C t s k y, Illfelder
Gruff, Wolkenberg, Kreiner
F. Holstein, Grubman
Bottom: Mr. Berenberg, Korn
blau, Leclerlnan, Stevens, B
Holstein, Meltzer, Rubin, Mr
Top: Sommer, Kneilel, Wolf,
Tager, B. Levy, Weintraub
Middle: Brookmau, Kosehes
S 11 u r a k , Moseovitz, Meyers
Mehler, B a r d i n , Goldberg,
Boftom: Schwab, Joseph, A
Levy, Mr. Kern, Klein, Sehar
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Spellman, C r 0 h n . Fishman
1VIiddlff.' Gold, Erony, M. Colm
en, Hodas, Lubelski. S. Cohen
Boflomx Naclel. Kay. Stern
Mr. Confer, Sonlekh, Green
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man, I-Iochbcrg, C 21 1' f 0 r cl ,
Bollom: Lewis, Cohn, Loder-
man, Mr. Carson, BCHIICU,
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Ncwmzm, Szwccl, R 0 g c r s
Bollom: Brooknlrm. S 1 0 n Q
Gabcl. Mr. Langmzm, Slrcim
The 1949-50 year at Franklin was an average one as far as participation in
student activities was concerned.
The Student Council did an excellent job in the conducting of assemblies
as well as in keeping order during these occasions. Under the direction of Mr.
Kern, the Council, which is composed of students of the upper school elected
by their respective classes, also sponsored all the charity drives including those
of the Red Cross, the Greater New York Fund, and the March of Dimes.
The Science Club, supervised by Mr. Stevens, held a series of very inter-
esting meetings. The officers were President Richard Bernstein, Vice-President
Marvin Kornblau, and Secretary -Iay joseph. Several chemical experiments were
performed, there were the usual discussions and demonstrations on scientific
topics and a trip to the Bronx Zoo. The club which is a member of the "Science
Clubs of America" sponsored an assembly on ultra high frequency radio waves
which was given by a representative of Bell Telephone Laboratories.
The Glee Club under Mrs. Lippman was very active until the beginning
of l950 when attendance died down. The club sang in several assemblies, in-
cluding the Christmas Assembly which was its highlight of the season.
The Art Club of Mr. Ross played a greater role in school life than it has
done in the past. Paintings by its members were displayed weekly on the bulle-
tin board of the second floor of the school. The club supplied decorations for
several assemblies of the lower school. An art exhibit by the boys of the lower
school was held at the end of May, and an exhibition of paintings by parents
was also displayed.
The Chess Club turnout of twelve members was much greater than usual.
It had ten meetings under the direction of its President, jay joseph and its
Vice-President, Lawrence Brookman. The Chess team, coached by Mr. Kramer
and led by its Captain, Julius Spellman, was quite successful.
The Red and Blue, published for the fifty-second consecutive year, was
edited by Eric Tolmach. It presented many excellent stories, poems, and articles.
The most prolific contributor was Edward Blickstein.
The Councilor, published monthly by the students, was edited by Richard
Bernstein. This year's faculty supervisor was Mr. Langman. Included in the
Councilor were many interesting articles on sports, current events, alumni news
and school gossip. A
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Boltom: Bernstein. Lcderman
Mr. Kern, Halpern, Stevens
Q Top: lirookman, Alexandre,
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Top: Sonnner. Levy, Schwab
Barclin, XVeinLraub, Kneilel
Bolfom: Gruff, Z a 1' e L s k y
Greenspan, Bernsmcin. Korn
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Bardin. Goldberg, Halpern
Iwirldlff: Kreiner. Grull, Gel'
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Bottom: Mr. Hall, Bernstein
Blickstein, Tolnlach, Korn-
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Q Standing: Hodas, Kreiner,
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dan, Halpern, Joseph, Spell-
Jvliddle: E r on y , Lubelski,
Cohen, Kosches, Klein, Gruff,
Bardin, Gurry, Cohen
Bottom: Fishman, Tager, Ger-
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This year's soccer season was disappointing in terms of games won and lostg
however, the team's spirit was wonderful as the boys coached by Murray Delit
never gave up trying to win a game lor Franklin. The squad lost to Staten
Island, Brooklyn Friends, New Lincoln, Woodmere, Fieldston and Birch Wathen.
ln every game the score was 3-0, except in the contest with Woodmere Q3-lj
when Arnold Ledcrman, this year's captain scored a goal. Lederman, Ira Schar-
fer, George Somekh, -Iulius Gruff, Steve Cohen, Richard Grubman and Gilbert
Alexandre played in most ol the games. Prospects for next year are bright
since many members of the squad will be back.
Q Top: Wfeintraub. Hattenbaeh.
Halpern, Holstein, Greenspan
Jllizlrlle: Levy, Gruflf. Meltzer,
Meyers, Zaretsky, Goldberg
Bottom: Stevens. Schwab. Led-
ernian, Mr. King. Scharler,
.-Xfter getting oil to za last start by winning three straight gzunes, l'll'2llllillIl'S
lmsketball squad, under the leadership ol' couch Sid King, slumped :ind finished
with at mediocre record ol' five victories and six losses. The tezun easily deleztted
Gollegizite, 38-235: New Lincoln, 51--18: :ind New York Printing V., 5851. The
Frzinklinites run into trouble :tt Lorust Valley, losing 36-A12, but then bounced
right buck by llllilllg at thrilling 37-F52 victory lroni Fieldston. The Red :ind Blue
proceeded to lose live games in at row-two to Bzirnztrd, :ind one each to Staten
lslzind, lV00lllIlCl'L' and Fieldston-but beat Brooklyn Friends in the lust gzune
ol' the season, 53-40.
Arnold Lederinztn wus the outstanding member ol' the teznn. Arnold broke
his lust yeur's sroring record ol' HH points by nlziking 239 points in eleven gznnes.
In two games Lederniztn went over the thirty point mark, :uid in four others he
scored twenty or more points. lrzi Sclizirler wus second high scorer with 79 points:
then ezune Al Levy with 57: jay Stevens with 513: john Schwab with 18: and
lid Gerber witl1 17.
Q Top: Cordan, Kay, Stern, Wolf
Middle: Levy, Grull, Green-
berg, Meyers, Stern, Goldberg
Bottom: S o ni e k h , Kreiner,
Meltzer, Lederman, Scharfer,
Although this year's baseball prospects looked dark at the beginning of the
season when the squad lost its first two games to Locust Valley Q12-lj and to
l-'ieldston gl-Oj, the season turned out to be fairly successful with the team
winning two games out ol' the next three to end with a record ol' two wins and
three losses. The victories were scored over Woodmere Q6-Hlj and Collegiate
Q12-65. The team lost to Barnard Q12-lj.
Arnold Lederman pitched every game: and although he gave up quite a few
runs, most ol' them were unearned. .jerry Pollak and George Somekh shared the
Bottom J Zaretsky, Schwab. Mr.
King, Brooknian, Curry
The tennis squad played out 11 schedule ol' four games, winning one mulch
from l'mrnzn'cl 3-2, und losing three matches to Fielclston, Staten Island and Col-
legiate all by the score ol' L1-I.
lm Sc'l1:n'l'e1' and Larry Brooknizin each won two niutrlles, while the two
doubles LCZIIII ol' Fmnk Halpern and Ricliard Bernstein and Ira Zaretsky and
Donald Curry each won one mulch.
Top: Engel, Fishman, Hal-
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