Franklin School - Franklinite Yearbook (New York City, NY)
- Class of 1951
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ol' the Franklinite is affectionately dedicated in memory ol'
his heroic services to his country. George sacrificed his lilc
on -january Ili, l95I, in action in Korea. Long will he be
renienibered by his classmates and teachers ol' Franklin
School. who greatly admired George because ol' his genial
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LAURENCE T. BROOKMAN
165 Seaman Avenue 1
New York University
"The silence that accepts merit as the most nat-
ural thing in the world, is the highest
Current Events Club 3, 43 Science Club 3, 43
Councilor, Editor-in-Chief 45 Chess Club 3, 4,
President 41 Tennis 3, 4.
STUART STEPHEN BARDIN
800 West End Avenue
University of Pennsylvania
"In a certain sense all men are historians."
Councilor 3, 43 Red and Blue 3, 43 Science Club
3, 4: Student Council 4: Soccer 3, 43 Tennis 4.
1204 Dilnlzis Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
"Music rvawfrlzlzlfs poelryg
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Science Club 4: Basketball 43 Baseball 45 Secre-
lzwy-'I'rez1su1'er, Senior Class -1: Red and Blue 4.
RICHARD SAMUEL EHRENFELD
327 Central Park VVest
"Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laugllter holding lmtlz his sides."
MJ.-4 . Councilor 4: Science Club -lg Current Events
Club 43 Baseball 4.
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HERBERT ROY GOLDBERC
900 XVesL lind Avenue
Wlillizun and Mary
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Blue 3, ll: LiIJrzu'y Connnitlee 4: Cznnp Counsel-
lor Club Al: Councilor -l.
H170 Park Avenue'
"'l'l1c' rule of my life is to make Imsirzess a
pleasxlre, and pleaszzrff my business."
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lmll 3, -1: Red and Blue 3, bl,-Associate Editor
Al: Cznnp Counsellor Club Ml.
DONALD BRUCE CURRY
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THOMAS S. KNEITEL
I75 West 93rd Street
University of Miami
"Every aulhor, in some degree. portrays himself
in his works, even be it against his will."
Councilor 3, Al,-Art Editor 4g Red and Blue 3,
172 West 79th Street
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New York University
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BURTON ARNOLD LEVY
500 Central Park NVcst
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l5 West 81st Street
North Carolina State
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sellor Club 4,-Vice-President 4: Councilor 4:
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ALFRED NVALTER SCNWNIER
730 Grand Com'uu1'se
University of PClll1SylY2llll1l
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CH ARLES WILLIAM TAGER
l299 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
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MICHAEL GEORGE TAGER
l299 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
"The greatest truths are the simplest and so are
the greatest men." -HARPZ
Baseball 45 Soccer 4: Science Club 4: Camp
Counsellor Club 4.
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STEPHEN MICHAEL WOLF
909 Sheridan Avenue
"A man he seems of cheerful
And conhdent tomorrowsf'
Baseball 3, 4: Glee Club 33 Current Events Club
3: Science Club 4.
VICTOR HERBERT WEINTRAUB
300 Central Park West
University of Virginia
"Every man is the architect of his own fortunes."
Soccer 3, 4g Basketball,-Manager 43 Science
Club 3, 4,-Vice-President 45 Current Events
Club 35 Councilor,-Editor 43 Chess Club 4.
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CUMMENCEME 'I' EXERUISES
H1-1 sr:vicN'rs'-N1N'1'H Commencement Exercises of the Franklin School were
held at the Community Center, 270 West 89th Street, on the evening of
XVednesday, -Iune 6, l95l.
The exercises were opened by -john Schwab who delivered the Salutatory
address. He was followed by jay -Ioseph, the Class Historian, Alfred Sommer, the
Class Prophet, and Herbert Goldberg, the Valedictorian. Dr. Ormond Drake,
Assistant Dean at New York University, the guest speaker of the evening,
delivered a witty address which was greatly appreciated by everybody present.
Alter a short farewell address to the graduates, Mr. Hall granted diplomas to
the twenty-six members of the class ol' 1951. Prizes for scholastic and athletic
achievement were distributed by Mr. Berenberg as follows:
The Franklin School Medal for General Excellence given to that member ol' the
Senior Class who has the best scholastic record during the four years ol'
the high school course:
Awarded to Herbert Goldberg
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in English:
Awarded to 'john Schwab
The Franklin School Medal for Excellence in Latin:
Awarded to .Iohn Schwab
The Henry Koplik Medal for Creative NVriting given annually by Mrs. August
V. Lambert in memory of her nephew, a member of the class of l929:
Awarded to Thomas Kneitel
The Allen Henry Hyman Cup lor Excellence in Athletics, given annually by Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Hyman in memory of their son:
Awarded to lra Scharfer
The Eli Allison Cup for Excellence in Science, given by the Class of I9-10 in
memory ol' Mr. Eli Allison:
Awarded to Allred Sommer
The Franklin School French Prize:
Awarded to -Iulius Spellman
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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 Julius Spellman
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 Ronnie Carford
The Robert Jacobson Medal for Excellence in History, offered by Mrs. Julia
Jacobson in memory of her son, Lt. Robert Jacobson:
Awarded to Gilbert Alexandre
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 Ralph Feigin
The Franklin School Prize for Excellence in Biology:
Awarded to Barry Sherman
The Mathematical Association of America Prize:
Awarded to Michael Tager
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- ALAN LOBEL
FRA KLIN Cll00L
Friends, Relatives, and Members of the Faculty:
On behalf of the graduating class of 1951 I welcome all who are here
assembled at the 79th commencement exercises of Franklin School. It affords me
great pleasure to extend to you our collective greetings.
I know quite well that the proceedings about to take place will long be
remembered by my classmates and by myself. This is rightly so because we of the
graduating class have reached a line of demarcation. We are no longer carefree
high school boysg we are now men, ready to begin to take our true places in the
world and its society.
Not a single one of us could have reached this milestone of today without
the continued guidance and assistance of our teachers, or without the under-
standing and inspirational encouragement of our parents. I do not doubt that
this assistance and encouragement will endure for a good many years to come,
and I am sure that I speak for my classmates wholeheartedly when I say that we
shall ever feel indebted and grateful.
As we leave Franklin School, we also leave behind us fond memories, and
yet we look ahead with keen anticipation. One more step has been taken on the
long road towards the culmination of our education. The past four years will
always be endeared to our hearts.
In conclusion, may I again thank every one of you for attending tonight's
exercises. We, the class of 1951, are sincerely honored, and we hope you will
enjoy the program that is to follow.
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Being class historian is a singular honor at any time, but today it takes on
a double importance. At this tin1e we, the class of 1951, along with our two
highly esteemed headmasters, Mr. Hall and Mr. Berenberg, leave the halls of
Franklin. Though our days at Franklin have not been as many as theirs, we
shall nevertheless carry away many pleasant memories. Classes come: and classes
go, but Franklin School will go on forever. The class of 1951 is the seventy-ninth
to graduate. Naturally with friendships it has engendered and with the conscious-
ness of its unusual ability, it follows that every class thinks that it is the best one
that has ever left the halls of Franklin. So we think tonight. just look at us, and
you can understand the validity of our claim.
There are twenty-six members of our class, twenty-six very capable youths,
all looking forward with enthusiasm to college. Twenty-four of us have already
been admitted, and the other two expect letters of acceptance soon.
My first recollection of our class was when I entered in Intermediate IV and
joined Burton Levy, Steve Wolf, and Alfred Sommer at their games and super-
vised activities in Central Park.
In junior II we were introduced to Mr. Berenberg's Latin class. Such irregu'
lar verbs! Television was just entering the homes of America. How strange that
simultaneously our marks began to drop. By the time we reached Senior C we
were ready to enter the classes of Mr. Hall, Mr. Kern, and "Doc" Stevens. Who
will forget Mr. Kern's French and Spanish reports hurriedly put together at the
last minute though they were assigned months in advance. Who will remember
the French and Spanish irregular verbs? We soon discovered that many of us
were spending much time with "Doc" Stevens because of one little word he
uttered: "Detained". Who will forget Mr. Hall's joviality and his odd crypto-
graphic marking system!
By our first year in high school, most of our class athletes had joined us. This
year our class has helped Franklin to do very well on the athletic field. Ira
Scharfer and Larry Brookman each won five out of seven matches for the tennis
team. Don Gurry also did his part. The basketball team, managed by Victor
Yveintraub and largely composed of members of our class, came in second in
league competition. Among the starting players were john Schwab, Walt Cho-
dack, Alvi11 Levy, and Dave Sontag. Our baseball team has just completed one
of the best seasons in Franklin history. The majority of the boys on the team,
Herb Goldberg, Arthur Meyers, Ed Gerber, and the Tager brothers, to name a
few, are in our class.
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Many of our classmates have actively participated in the extra-curricular
activities. Our class has contributed greatly to the success of the Science club, the
Glee club, the Chess club, and the newspaper. Tom Kneitel and Stuart Bardin
have done a good job with the Red and Blue. john Schwab participated in the
New York Times Youth Forums of the Air. Of the few New York schools repre-
sented at the Columbia Forums on Democracy, Franklin has been one: for the
past two years a member of our class was one of the school's representatives. Who
will forget the Saturday morning help classes in preparation for the College
Boards? This year, when we defeated the faculty in baseball at Indian Point, we
remembered the last of our many field days there.
And thus we draw our history to a close, a history only partly begun. May
our members serve society well: may we cherish the bonds of friendship: may
we always be loyal to the high principles of living instilled in our hearts and
minds by our teachers and headmasters.
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
Wfith obeisances to Mr. Hall and Mr. Berenberg, our beloved Headmasters.
Like a bolt out of the blue I was asked to turn class prophet and seer and render
judgment on my fellow-students. Here was I in the midst of my daily homework
and approaching final examinations with the chore of foretelling the distant
future of my peers, accurately more or less. In thinking over this diflicult task,
I was reminded of the old adage that history repeats itself. I was on the spot all
right: still I went in search of old records pertaining to the history of man in the
hope of unearthing some parallel to our times for comparison. I discovered an
old, fragile, and faded parchment, written in ancient characters, as easy and
simple to read as Egyptian hieroglyphics. To translate this into the King's
English required the imagination of a Shakespeare and the linguistic talents of
an H. L. Mencken. If my labors appear somewhat stilted, it is probably due to
my eagerness to render this too literally. Strange as it may seem, here is what
jerry Kosrhes, the eminent humorist, has just written a best seller, "Ten
Thousand Ways to Break up a Geometry Class."
Im Schaffer, president of a prominent brokerage Firm, guarantees every
stock he sells "good till the last drop."
Richard Ehrenfeld is bringing home the bacon, I mean baked beans. He's
in the canning business, but never eats his products because he claims that he's
allergic to cans.
The concert pianist of world renown, Rirlmrd Shumck, prefers his notes on
john Schwab has become a philosopher. He has devoted his life to putting
in his own words all the ideas of his predecessors.
Swimming champ, David Sontag is a distinguished broker, dealing in
Stephen Wolf, the famous ichthyologist, is always hatching plans for creating
new breeds. He may end in a pool of glory.
Burton Levy has cornered the soap market. His publicity agent, Victor
Weintraub, when interviewed by a reporter of a local newspaper, declared that
Burt owed his great health to clean living.
Franklin School, as you can see, is graduating boys who not only excel in
their general aptitudes but have a hne promise for the future. If presidents were
to rise from their midst, it would not surprise us.
Lionel Mehler, the zipper tycoon, is now rolling in dough from one of his
inventions. He is equipping the nozzles of bottles with zippers.
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Alvin Levy is a regular CPA, coat and pants analyst. His subtle sartorial
additions and subtractions add up to a fine figure.
The illustrous writer, Charlie Tager, is being psychoanalyzed by his brother,
Dr. Michael Tager, for self-plagiarism. Charlie can't stop stealing his own stuff,
he thinks it so good.
Irwin Moscozfitz, Christian Diors' closest competitor, clothing designer extra-
ordinaire, is rather upset about his most recent business prospects. Irwin com-
plains there just aren't enough colors in the rainbow.
The well known dabbler in letters, Stuart Bardin, whose recent book "What
Would You Do lf You Had a Billion?" sold a million copies, boasts he is never
out of "Vogue" and always in "Time".
Larry Brookman, the famous dentist and former tennis champion, makes it
a practice to get on people's nerves. As a side line he restrings old tennis rackets.
Eddie Gerber, whose chief interests are oil-wide, always starts his conversa-
tions with "Well, what?"
jay joseph, well known mining engineer, who is always digging for bare
facts, recently came up with the premise that he could move mountains if the
hills were not in the way.
Arthur Klein, a master mind, a "gem", processes razor blades to a keen edge.
Prominent banker, Donald Curry, has recently been in legal difficulties for
trying to capitalize the Brooklyn Bridge. Gurry's attorneys, Herbert Goldberg
and Arthur Meyers will argue in their client's defense that no crime was com-
mitted since he sold all the stock to members of the Senior B class.
The brilliant diagnostician, Dr. Walter Chodack, has developed his art to
the point where few patients ever complain. He does not treat the sick.
Tom Kneitel has just published his thirty-third novel. As nobody can under-
stand it, it will probably win the Pulitzer Prize.
Ned Markowitz, successful textile tycoon when told that he would have to
pay more taxes, replied, "You can't pull the wool over my eyes."
With a sigh of relief I have come to the end of my labors as a soothsayer. I
cannot vouch for the veracity of the foregoing: in fact, at times I found the
hieroglyphics somewhat ambiguous. I can only echo the thought which has been
previously expressed here tonight-God speed all of us, and may all our efforts
be crowned with success.
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This evening we, the graduating class of lEl5l, must bid farewell to Franklin
School. ln tl1is final hour our feelings are mixed with joy and sadness. There is
joy because tonight marks the culmination of our efforts up to this point: and
there is sadness, because a period, rich in happy and carefree experiences, has
passed from us forever. No longer can we lean upon our teachers for support. Wle
must stand upon our own feet in the world we are about to enter.
At the present time this world is in a grave crisis. Two ideologies face each
other and vie for recognition. The solving of this great problem can very well
fall on the shoulders of us graduates. X'Ve must be prepared to face the future
and to help mold the world on a just, peaceful, and lasting basis.
This conimencement is especially important because it marks the retirement
of our two esteemed headmasters, Mr. Berenberg and Mr. Hall. They have been
more than teachers to us. They have been respected friends, valued advisers, and
efficient and intelligent headmasters. I consider it a privilege to be able to bid
them a final farewell.
On behalf of the class 1 would also like to express our gratitude to all the
members of the faculty, to our parents and friends for their understanding and
guidance throughout the years. Even though our high school days have ended,
nothing can ever separate us from our litany precious memories of the years we
have spent at Franklin School. We now turn with eager and expectant hopes
toward the future.
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KLI CIIMMA DME 'l'
We are thy headnlasters, thy leaders, who have brought thee through the
College Board, through the house of failures.
Thou shalt not make any drawings or any manner of likeness on the black-
boards of those who are in the High School above or in the Primaries
beneath, or in the gymnasium under the Primariesg for We, thy headmasters,
are avenging headmasters who bestow demerits on all offenders.
Thou shalt not forge our signatures on any excuse, for the teachers will not
accept them anyway.
Remember the Sabbath day so that thou mayest rest and sleep late thereon:
five days shalt thou labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is a day
of rest both for thee and thy teachers, and thou shouldst not be detained
Honor the faculty so that thy days at Franklin may not be prolonged unduly.
Thou shalt not show thyself up at Help Classes.
Thou shalt not try to figure out Mr. Hall's marking system.
Thou shalt not covet thy seat-n1ate's Latin pony, nor his compass, nor his
Daily News, nor his lunch, nor anything that is thy class-mate's.
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FAVORITE GlRL'S SCHOOL ...... .,..... C Ialboun-.luliu IRICIIIIIOIILI
FAVORITE POLITICAL PARTY ..... ....... ................ I J cmocrutic'
FAVORITE PASTIME ...... .... ............. C L irls
FAVORITE SPORT ....,............. ...,..,....... B asketbull
FAVORITE TYPE OF GIRL ...,..,.. ...,..... l ilonde, Dumb
I 4'.- X VORITE BASEBALL TEAM .,.... ....,..... I Irooklyn Dodgers
FAVORITE ACTOR .................... ...................... I 'opeye-.lose Ferrer
FAVORITE ACTRESS ........................................... A Xva Gardner-Elizabeth Taylor
FAVORITE NATIONAL PERSONALITY ................,.,......,........ Rudolph Halley
BEST DRESSEIJ ...... .... ........,..,........ ...........,. - X I vin Levy
MOST POPULAR ................,............,.........,...., .............. I ra Schurfcr
MOST POPULAR WITH THE LADIES ........ ....,..... T 'homas Kneitcl
LARGEST EATER ..,.........,........................... ........ A rthur Klein
BEST ATHLETE ..... .
MOST LAZY ,........
BEST BLUFFER .........,.....................,.. ....... E dwarcl Gerber
GREATEST SENSE OF HUMOR .................,....................,........... 'Ierome Kosches
MOST SERIOUS ...................................... Ricllurd Sllurzrck-Lawrence Brookmzm
BEST INFORMED ......,. ....................,...........,....................- I ay joseph
MOST UNSUBIJUEIJ ..... ....... S tcphen NVOII'-Burton Levy
MOST GARRULOUS ..... ............................. B urlon Levy
MOST ARTISTIC ....
TEACHER'S PET ....
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On Tuesday evening, june l9th, the Faculty and the Parents' Association
tendered a testimonial dinner to the retiring headmasters, Mr. David P. Berena
berg and Mr. Clillord XV. Hall, in the Colonnades Room of the Essex House.
Approximately three hundred alumni, parents, and students were present.
Alter an excellent repast, the toastmaster, Mr. Irving Galpeer, presented the
Mrs. Ira Goldenblum, President ol' the Parents' Association.
Nr. lra Scharfer, President ol the Student Council.
Mr. Fred Block, Representative of the Older Alumni.
Mr. DeXVitt Stern, who read telegrams from alumni and parents who were
unable to be present.
Mr. Moe Spahn, the new Headmaster, who presented Mr. Berenberg and
Mr. Hall with watches and chains.
Messrs. Berenberg and Hall.
Although both the headmasters injected some humor in their speeches, it
was evident that they were deeply moved by the honor bestowed upon them at
the dinner and by the thought of leaving Franklin School. They expressed the
hope that under the headmastership of Mr. Spahn the school would continue
with ever-increasing service and success.
The entire evening was one ol' the most pleasant in the history of the school.
Top: Sommer, Levy, Wolf
Bardin, Goldberg, C. Tager
ll ' Kosches, C hoda Ck, M. Tiger
Nlidclle: Shurack, Mehler, Mey-
ers, Klein, Schwab, Gerber
Bottom: Joseph, Markowitz
Weintraub, Mr. Berenberg
Scharfer, Mr. Hall, Curry
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n Hodas, Hyman, S. Cohen
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M Bollom: Spelllnan, Fishman
Engel, Kay, Mr. Kern, Crolmn,
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Licbowilz. Newman, Youman,
Boltom: BTOOIQIIIZIII, Gumuan
Riclmlzm, Mr. Carson, Feigin,
On the opening day of school, Mr. Spahn took over the reorganization of
the clubs in order to have every high school boy participate. All the activities
that had previously functioned continued, and a Camp Counsellors' Club was
organized with Mr. Spahn as director. Because of his experiences in various
summer camps, especially Winaukee of which he is a director, he was particularly
prcpared to guide such a group in order to train the boys for leadership in this
Held. Throughout the year the clubs functioned well. In all likelihood the
Science Club was still the most outstanding.
The boards of publication brought out the usual issues of the "Red and
Blue", "The Councilor", and the "Franklinite". For the first time "The Coun-
cil0r" was printed instead ol' being mimeographed. Its new form was much more
attractive and saved many a boy's shirt from daubs of printer's ink.
In addition to the regular clubs, the Library Committee and the Student
Council deserve much credit for their contribution to the school.
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0 Top: Zisfcin, Richmzm. Bar-
clin, Schrader, rl1CXiKl0l'. Pogash
Bollom: Carforcl, Mr. Spahn,
Kay, Schaffer, Mr. Kern,
RED AND BLUE
Top: joseph, Goldberg, Gur
ry, Hoclas, Hardin, Chodack
Bottom: Schwab, Gerber, Mr
Hall, Kneitel. Mr. Berenberg
M r 0 Left to Right: Mr. Sterens,
Carforcl, Sherman, M. Cohen,
Lubelski, Spelllnan, C. Tager.
Curry, Greenberg, Ehrenfelcl,
Joseph, Berkowitz, Hardin,
NVeintraub, Kosches, WVolf,
Nadel, Sommer, Klein. Cho-
clack, Gabel, M. Tager, Brook-
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0 Top: B. Levy, M. Cohen,
Schaffer, Berkowitz. Goldberg
Boilonz: Engel, M. 'l':1ge1'. Mr.
Spalm, Meyers, C. Tager
0 Top: Barclin, Shurack, Lubel-
ski, Berkowitz, Nadel, Kapon.
Boliom: VVeinlraub, Joseph,
Brookman, Mr. Stevens, Spell-
man, Sommer. S. Cohen
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Top: Crohn, Goldberg. Gurry,
Shurack, Barclin, K a p o n
Hoclas, M. Cohen, Nadel
Mifldle.' Ehrenfeld, Scharfer
Kay, Kneitel, Spellnlan, C
Tager, B. Sherman, Gold
Stern, Schwab. Meyers, 'I'
Bollonz: Barknlan, Pogash
N e w Ill a n, Brookxnan, Mr
Spahn, YVeintraub, Joseph
Goldenblum, Morris, Kreis
If measured by scores, the soccer team could not boast of its prowess during
the fall months. Yet under the coaching of Mr. McMillan the members of the
team enjoyed the sport and greatly benefited by the exercise in the open air
The schedule was as follows:
Brooklyn Friends ..... ....... 2 Franklin
Fieldston ..... ....... 6 Franklin
Staten Island ...... ....... 3 Franklin
Locust Valley ........ ....... 2 Franklin
New Lincoln .... ....... 3 Franklin
Birch Wathen ........ ........ 3 Franklin
Woodmere ....... ....... 2 Franklin
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Top: Goldberg, Mehler, Mey-
ers, Schwab, Sontag, Mr. Mc-
Bottom: Delet, Fishman, Ger-
ber, Scharfer, Chodack, Wein-
The baseball season was considerably better than that of last year. The
regular line-up was as follows:
Pitcher . ....... Sontag
Center ...... ........ M . Tager
Center Field .... ..................... M eyers
Right Field .......... A. Levy, Wolf
Left Field ........ .................... S tern
Short Stop ........ O'Leary
First Base ........ Scharfer
Some of the highlights of the season were Gerber's seven stolen bases,
Stern's fine hitting, and the beautiful fielding of Scharfer. John O'Leary led in
batting with an average of .450. Al Herman, the coach and a former member of
the New York Giants, deserves credit for the improvement shown this year.
Woodmerc . ....... I5 Franklin . 3
Locust Valley ---- .------ I 6 Franklin .......,. ........................ l 6
fGame called on account of darkness,
Brooklyn Friends Franklin .... .................... . . 7
Barnard ........ Franklin . 3
Collegiate Franklin . ll
Fieldston ..... Franklin . .... 8
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Top: Gold, Stern, Fishman
Middle: Goldberg, N a del ,
Scharfer, Somag, Erony, Kwpon
Bottom: M. Tager, Ehrenfelcl,
Mr. Herman, Meyers, Gerber,
Markowitz, C. Tager, Wolf
This year the team was led by Larry Brookman and Ira Scharfer. One of
the highlights of the season occurred when Brookman and Scharfer each won
a point for Franklin in the Eastern Lawn Tennis Championships at Horace
Mann. Brookman and Scharfer completed the season with live wins and two
losses. john Schwab, Donald Gurry, Peter Engel, Gilbert Alexandre, Larry
Berkowitz, Lucian Lubelski, and Martin Cohen were the other participants. The
team was ably coached by Mr. McMillan.
Locust Valley ...... Franklin
Barnard ...... ...... F ranklin
Staten Island Franklin
Fieldston ........ ...... F ranklin
New Lincoln Franklin
Collegiate ...... ...... F ranklin
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