Franklin School - Franklinite Yearbook (New York City, NY)

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Mr. Confer, Miss Smilh Bollom: Mrs. Lippman, Miss Griilin, Mr. Berenberg. Mr. I-Iall, Mrs. Cebriy. Mrs. Un- derwood, Mrs. Yeager '. .v arf' THE I-'RAN UNITE STAFF LAWRENCE M. GREENSPAN I FRANK I-ITALPERN STUART BAILDIN, '51 HERBERT Houis, '52 x RONALD KAPON, '52 Q IRA SCI-IARFER, '51 5 N X ' lf., ' ' ' RICHARD K. BERNSTEIN 322 Central Park West lllll bm V -sf'lf'H!'l' is-like l'I'l'fllf', ils mun I'.Yl'l'I'lIl'IlQi grrni r1'z1'1lr1l." -KlNr:sl.i-ix' 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 nu lzdilor fl 'I' C'ouncilm 4 Xlllllllgtd' 2, .Xsmez ' . , , A l-Qliilllfll'-Ill-c.llll'l ll: lolin Doob Cup 3' lied lllumeullizil Prize 2: Sludeut Cuuueil 'lg Creative Writing Nledz 1: . A , rl 5 Smlmlzirslup Medwl 2 l l C lm Prize 4' S'iluLumi:ui -l. l m. ...i '50 EDWARD I-l. l3I,ICKS'I'EIN llil XVCSL 75th Street Boston University "Suri: suiwl !'lllIlpIllXlUll dull: in mzlsir lie." Mi1.'roN Current Events Club Pl: History Nledul l: Red and Blue 2, 3, -1,-,-Xssocizite Editor Al: Creative Xllriling Medal 4. D ALAN H. CURDAN. . 221 West 82nd Street College of the City ol' New York "Were llmrf' no lzeazfen nor hell, I slumld be lmnestf' -Xvrinsrlak 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. 50 ROBERT GENISMAN 210 Xvest 90th Street Moravian '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. 0 eleven L.-XVVRENCE M. CREENSPAN 215 lhfest 88th Street Massachusetts lnstitute of Technology "Every why hath a 1ul1erefm'e." -SHAKi2s1-EAR:-1 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. '50 twelve 0 JULIUS GRUFF Central Park WVest New York University I 1111116 drulzlcen deep of joy, And I will Instr' no other wine." -SHELLM Soccer -lg Basketball 3, All Baseball 3, -ll SCi6l1CC -3 Councilor 3, -1: Class Secretary 2: Franklin School Medal 2, 3, 4. 4 4 RICHARD L. GRUBMAN 225 West 86th Street New York University "This worldis a bubble." Soccer 43 Library Committee 3, 4. '50 ISAIAH FRANK HALPERN 285 Central Park VVest University of Michigan "What sweet delight II quiet life f1HOTdS.n -DRUMMOND 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 4 -BAcoN O thirteen IRA FRANCIS H ATTEN BACH I75 XVest 921111 Street "The sleep of lalmring man is sweelf, Busketlmll 3, -l: Baseball 2, 3, 4. BIBLE '50 urleen 0 BRUCE A. HOLSTEIN 870 Fifth Avenue "Happiness was lmnz a twin." BYRON Student Council 43 Clee Club -1: Library Com- mittee 3, 45 Class Vice-President -1. FRANK E. ILLFELDER 4848 63rd Street, Xvooclsicle, Long Island Champlain "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." -Liissmc junior Basketball 2, 33 Basketball Ml: Clee Club 2, 4,-President 43 Librziry Connnittee 3, Ll. '50 Vnzcli, I fifteen MARVIN -1. KORNBLAU r 930 Grand Concourse Columbia "I tlzinkg therefore, I am." -DESCARTES 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 Historian 4. '50 l 188 Grand Concourse University of Bridgeport Glee Club 3, 45 Baseball 4. sixteen 0 MARVIN H. KREINER "Thus idly busy rolls their world away." GOLDSMITH ARNOLD LEDERMAN 7 West Slst Street Brown "The lion is not as nf"7'!'6 as they paint him." -HERBERT' 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 4. '50 , 7- ,RET ROBERT DAVID MELTZER gee: 760 Grand Concourse Tulane "Blessed is the wooing Tlml is not Ionq I1-d0I'I1Q' t Q BURTON Track Medal l: Basketball 3, 4: Baseball l, 3, 4: Clee Club 3, 4,-Secretary 4: Library Connnit tee 3, 4. . SCVCIIICCH RICHARD GERSUN NEMEROV 525 West End Avenue Vzmclerhilt "I am King of Rome, and alzrnve gTIlll1IllIll'.n -SIGISMIYND Red :md Blue 2, 3, L15 Sellolzirsllip Me Latin Prize -1. 'so eighteen 0 JERRY S. POLLAK 1807 Phelan Place Lycoming "Absence nmlccs the heart grow frmderf' --BAYLY 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 '50 ,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." -lX'lI'IRlilllTH 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 ki1'k'." -Assistant 0 nineteen -I.-XY ROBERT STEVENS H53 Eustcrn Parkway, Brooklyn, New York Hobart "Sn S1l'f'l'1 111l' 11111511 of 1111s11f1111'11'ss Elfll pily s1'11r1'1' 1'1m 1111511 it 11's.s'."' Bx'RoN liuskctlmll 2, 3, -I: Baiscball 3, Al: Tennis 23 Stu- dcnl Council Alg Class Prcsidcnt -1: Scliolzlrsliip Medal 2 cnly 0 311 v-r ' '50 ERIC E. TOLMACH 150 xvw som Sn-eel Columbian "lIf'l111 111111115 the gl'llII1PI?!lV41l'l'K. 1115111161151 knows llI1I6H? 11111111, 111111 116111, 111111 p11rt11'1'p1e gr11zus.', -IJRYDEN 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. D 50 JOSEPH XVOLKENBERCL 25 XVLM 68th Sirccl 1' .filx'e'r. .Yllllljfllg fl'lHIlIJr"fS 'gun in f'llIAfl!'.U -KI-I.-VIS lx nnsfcr from Stuyvcszml High School Bum! 3. I Il1cz1U'ic'ul Group. YV.-XI,'fER EDNVIN TRENT 767 Fifth JXYCIIIIC XVillium and Maury "St11l1Imr11 Ialmr rrnzqzzrlrs !'T'l'V3'1llfIlg'." -Vmczu Red :md Blue 3, -lg Sc'l1olzu'sl1ip Medal 3, Al. lwcnly -4 IRA ZARETSKY 22 75th Street, North Bergen, New jersey Hobart "As you sow, y'are to rea BUTLER 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. twenty-two 1 '50 LQ... .. - f X ly. - 'Ns X 'T Ill- 1 1 ig-1 '..f1mj.": , ' Fi? BOMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 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 twenty-four I -I A J W an 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- curricular activities: 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 CLASS PRIZES Senior B - - Senior C junior Il - junior I - Intermediate IV Intermediate III Intermediate Il Intermediate I HERBERT GOLDBERG JULIUS SPELLMAN - JOSEPH CO!-IN - RALPH FEIGIN - BARRY PoGAsH RICHARD GREENBERG - - JAY GAINES THOMAS SHACHTMAN 0 twenty-Eve , ...J If "'T5'5""'4" "1" "" EE .A A" T17-'i'1"'V'3C' FRANKLIN 5'6H00l MEDALS' SENIOR A Richard Bernstein Lawrence Greenspan Julius Gruff I. Frank Halpern Marvin Kornblau Arnold Lederman Richard Nemerov Jerome Stern Jay Stevens Eric Tolmach Walter Trent SENIOR B Richard Ehrenfeld jay joseph Arthur Meyers Ira Scharfer John Schwab Alfred Sommer Charles Tager SENIOR C Gilbert Alexander Ronald Kapon Lucian Lubelski George Somekh Alfred Stern jay Gold , JUNIOR II -' JUNIOR I Barry Sherman ' Harold Richman . -'rl . INTERMEDIATE III Richard Adelaar Howard Berman Peter Wolfe INTERMEDIATE II ' "tis -P . az M 'i . ., in twenty-six 0 I il . 4 , ,. l. gg.. . X 'I 1i'.,.1H .. I .1 ' . ., , . Mark Berman Alan Feit Andrew Krulwich Edward Morris Richard Muller Richard Marks Bruce Solow INTERMEDIATE I, Stephen Kreisberg A.-..n..:.:L., -- .mt .. SAHITATORY 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 minds. 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. RICHARD BERNSTEIN 0 twenty seven GZASS HISTORY 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- stem. 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- twentx eight 0 f I --.f.14m.n-- .:,:.......L 1 ,-+ fur.:- 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. MARVIN KORNBLAU 0 twenty nine '1 - ..tit1.i...1-, ..,.....,.a,. , t 1 hx, an ,H . A I . ,. . id ' J, Q . i -1... r A lf' gi thirty 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 the following: 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. .,....l..r.... A... - .... .. . . '.,,, ni, C" 'V' ' " 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 strikes. 0 thirty one W - -I. ,rg Qf,!If1'q!gl . .1' .f 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 York. 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 thirty-two 0 I . . . 1 . ,-. ..' 42.-,.f,-.L.,a.. .- 113 ' VALEDICTORY 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 bravely. 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 evening. ARNOLD Liam-:RMAN 0 thlrtv three rn-fo , Z" 'Q' Xi ff I i.:-if gg ' cg 16 f 'P I E 5 X 'Na' Z! s- 2 on .E S S. X' ,f - lf! La Societe est Vunion des hommes, et non pas les hommes. Society is the union of men and not the men themselves. MUNTESQUIEU ny-six 65 5mH'i7?:, Senior A Top: Trent, Halpern, Blick stein, Genisman, Greenspan Hattenbach, Cordan, Bern stein 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 Hall Senior B Top: Sommer, Kneilel, Wolf, Tager, B. Levy, Weintraub Ehrenfeld Middle: Brookmau, Kosehes S 11 u r a k , Moseovitz, Meyers Mehler, B a r d i n , Goldberg, Curry Boftom: Schwab, Joseph, A Levy, Mr. Kern, Klein, Sehar fer, Gerber o many- SC . A., eimlig? Q ,V .' :A 3 .bx rly-eight 0 Senior C Q Top row: Alexandre. Gabel Spellman, C r 0 h n . Fishman Engel, Schrader 1VIiddlff.' Gold, Erony, M. Colm en, Hodas, Lubelski. S. Cohen Kapon, Hyman Boflomx Naclel. Kay. Stern Mr. Confer, Sonlekh, Green bcrg. Berkowitz Junior II 0 Top: Citron, Corbin, Sher- man, I-Iochbcrg, C 21 1' f 0 r cl , Bra unschweigcr Bollom: Lewis, Cohn, Loder- man, Mr. Carson, BCHIICU, Tcxiclor, Mook 0 thirty ll GNN Sq? lv we . A 34+ 4, font Junior I Q Top: Clolclcnblum. Liclmwilz Ncwmzm, Szwccl, R 0 g c r s fQllllII1Z'tl1, Richman Bollom: Brooknlrm. S 1 0 n Q Gabcl. Mr. Langmzm, Slrcim Block. Feigin CLUBS 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 0 forty one 5'-IWO f' XX 'Af' 689:51 Mime? .A X 4 ,f . ' J ff f .Q 2 , 1 Q f , vow si zu- 2... 5 Comm jucundus in via pro velziculo est. A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a carriage. -Svnus A f1 IIN if Ill 0 Student Council 0 Top: Feigin, Sherman, Schar fer, Stern. Boltom: Bernstein. Lcderman Mr. Kern, Halpern, Stevens NS w. bronx 43915-K C Chess Club Q Top: lirookman, Alexandre, Corclan BOHUHLI 0 s c p I1 , Spcllman. Curry. Mr. Kramer fur! V-su' lx-eight 0 395' U Councilor Top: Sonnner. Levy, Schwab Barclin, XVeinLraub, Kneilel Bolfom: Gruff, Z a 1' e L s k y Greenspan, Bernsmcin. Korn blau, Halpern. Holstein Red and Blue Q Top: rlwlflll, Kneilel. Gurry Bardin. Goldberg, Halpern Corclan Iwirldlff: Kreiner. Grull, Gel' ber, Klein, Schwab, Green span, lYClIlCl'0V Bottom: Mr. Hall, Bernstein Blickstein, Tolnlach, Korn- blan. Mr. Berenberg Oltxmn any Q I ,,..a3,x-1: i in Library Committee Q Standing: Hodas, Kreiner, Scharfer, Meyers, Mrs. Lipp- ITlEiI'l Seated: Meltzer, Stern, Illfeld er, Hyman, F. Holstein, B Holstein, Moscovitz I . 3' .- R I 46,515 , M11-0,23 XX f 5 x 1' if E m SPORTS The world has Crifd for Il lhousa Bu! lo him I0 him who shall win the prize," 71 d yea1's,' who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and 'Ir " l g 273 nm fears. --IUAQLHN MILLES 0 Ifty YL I Top: Alexandre, Engel, Cor- dan, Halpern, Joseph, Spell- man, Gabel Jvliddle: E r on y , Lubelski, Cohen, Kosches, Klein, Gruff, Bardin, Gurry, Cohen Bottom: Fishman, Tager, Ger- ber, Lederman, S c h a r f e r , Grubman, Somekh SOCCER 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. lilly-lwu 0 Q Top: Wfeintraub. Hattenbaeh. Halpern, Holstein, Greenspan Jllizlrlle: Levy, Gruflf. Meltzer, Meyers, Zaretsky, Goldberg Bottom: Stevens. Schwab. Led- ernian, Mr. King. Scharler, Gerber BASKETBALL .-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. 0 fifty-th 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, Gerber, Stevens BASEBALL 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 catching duties. ifly-four 0 O pern. Bernstein Bottom J Zaretsky, Schwab. Mr. King, Brooknian, Curry TENNIS 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. 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