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Show Hide text for 1939 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1939 volume: “ (Unlumna (Claaa nf ianuarg 1933 (ftirarb (EolUge Philadelphia (Eolumns CONTENTS Title. Illustration. Dedication. Illustration . Tribute. We Have a Debt. Class Ballot. Administration. The Class.. Appreciation . Dramatics. Battalion. Music . Dances. Athletics . Illustration . National Honor Society Illustration . The Inkhorn . Illustration . . Allen Hall. Farewell Letter. Illustration. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 28 29 31 33 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 “He nursed a stronger, yet far nobler and wiser ambition to benefit mankind, than ever animated the most devoted follower of that world’s ap¬ plause .”—Nicholas Biddle JANUARY, 1939 Now ' tis January ‘39, To all of us sad parting time; Here we close, but soon begin Another task amid life’s din ; Turn these pages, read our story, Here we lay no claim to glory — But if we seem a little solemn, You must not skip a single Column. THE STAFF ¥ Editor-in-chief, Bernard C. Allen Assistant Editors Richard W. Boyd Henry DeVuono F. Patrick Fanning Marvin T. Fassett Dale M. Pentz Art Editor, William J. Dugan Photography Editor, John Palucci This Senior Class Record is pub¬ lished twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced en¬ tirely In the Girard College Print Shop, I Philadelphia. 2 (Columns January 3 In Behalf of the Class of January 1939 The Editors of COLUMNS Respectfully Dedicate this Booklet to Raymond I. Haskell, M.A., Pk.D. Head of the Department of English Like men who roamed the barren plains in times long, long ago, Who leveled pristine forests, fought the Indian with his bow; Like men who strived for freedom, sought to build up something true, We’re glad to face this goal at last beside a friend like you. We then press on life’s highway, as trackless as the sea, Its quick, sharp turns and sudden shocks will befuddle you and me; There’re miles ahead to cover, there’s courage to be wrought, Qood fortune — yes, misfortunes, and lessons to be taught. But as we leave Girard behind, our future e’er in view, We can’t forsake its ivy walls without a thought of you. So some fine day we’ll glance back down that ladder of success, And value honors truly won we dare not here profess, A tear will fall as we look again on precious days we knew, But there among those memories will be this thought of you. (Columns GIRARD—Our Benefactor When Qod bent down to earth one day, He gazed on common road; And there He grasped some yet-warm clay, Where seeds of grace were sowed. He pressed it gently in His hands To selfishness destroy, He washed it in a magic dew Of human strength and joy. He bathed it in philosophy Distilled for Qod and man, He moulded it with careful turn, A fervent soul began. He tempered it in flames of Life, Then cooled it in His Word, It saw the sky—beheld the sea, Thus god made one great man. Yes, soon this man defied the waves, Resolved in spirit true; He sent great ships across the seas, New ports to soon review. Those ports, soon swelled with busy trade, To fortune this man led; But ideals turned this fortune to The campus we now tread. We here in humble homage bow, Let no man dare defame The name, Qirard — American — Our hero we declaim. Deep in our hearts enshrined today, Great benefactor — Friend — Brave heart, you’re like Eternity — No rime—no change—no end. —Richard W. Boyd fi (Eolumnfl WE HAVE A DEBT The time to do has come; the time to regret is past. What we have had to do, and what we did is past. The mistakes we have made are forgiven. Now, on January 25, 1939, for the first time we are placed in the machinery of a fast-moving world of street cars, trains, airplanes, ships, turning wheels of industry, business, and the vast openness of the country. Tonight for the first time we face the hard reality of our purpose in living. We feel the surging of crowded streets and people of all types. Now comes the stark realism of what Stephen Girard has done for us. Yes, we know he has clothed, fed, and sheltered us for some eight years. We know he has offered us the highest ideal¬ ism in education as written in his will: " All the instructors and teachers in the College shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars the purest princi¬ ples of morality so that on their entrance into active life they may from inclination and habit evince benevolence towards their fellow citizens and a love of truth, sobriety and industry.” Those teachers have taught us all that and more than we can ever hope to ex¬ press our gratitude for, and he has placed into our open hands a great opportunity- What we have accomplished only sup¬ plies an incentive to do more and better work. In regret of our failures to put forth a greater effort, we feel now the larger capacities of our being. Tonight Girard College and its rep¬ resentatives send us forth with, " Here, America, is a Girard Boy.” And that means that Girard gives again to the world its product of character, leadership, and morality. Fellows, we owe something to Girard more than money. We can never grasp the immensity of his benefaction. We dare not give back less than our best for all he has given us. There are two ways, however, in which we can show our thanks and fervent gratitude. The first is to go out and live as real examples of what Girard expects every Girard boy to be. The second is to prove ourselves worthy of this heritage by using every opportunity to gain the respect of our Alma Mater. Some place their parting u ords in poems, While others use the play, Some books like these go into money, Oh, boy, the price they pay ! Our theme and format, plain and humble, Nobody will extol ' em, But here our story ' s told in prose In column after column. January 1939 r CLASS BALLOT Most popular . Most studious . Most original . Most talkative . Most serious minded . Best looking . Funniest . Wittiest. Quietest . Best athlete . Best musician . Best artist . Best dressed . Best dancer . Happiest . Sleepiest . Funniest walk . Funniest laugh . .Dale Pentz ... Mouse Fassett .. Fred Foreaker .. Gene Palucci Henry DeVuono ... Bob Thorborg .Pat Fanning .... Slim Adams .Bill Kavalkovich .... Del Fatigoni .... Carlo Aletti .Dix Dugan .Ray Hartenstine . . Bob Thorborg .Slim Adams .... Bernie Allen .Bill Ehrlich .Tiny Kane ffiolumnB CLASS ADMINISTRATION J-l . J-2 Fatigoni. President .Allen Allen. Vice-President . Fatigoni Aletti. Secretary Aletti Fanning. Treasurer .Fanning Kromer. Business Manager .Kromer Pentz... Allen... Aletti. . Fanning. Kromer. S2 .... President .Pentz . . Vice-President .Fatigoni .... Secretary .Hartenstine . . . .Treasurer .Fanning Business Manager .Kromer STUDENT COUNCIL AND CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Raymond Hartenstine. President, Student Council Robert Hoyt. Vice-President, Student Council Richard Boyd..•. Conference Committee NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Robert Hoyt.... Henry DeVuono, Carlo Aletti. . President . Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer January 1939 9 DALE M. PENTZ (Dale) 915 E. Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, Pa. National Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-l; Secretary, Camera Club, J-2; President, Camera Club, S-l; Soccer, ’38; Basketball, ’37-’38, ’38-’39; Student Council, J-2; President of Class, S-l, S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Commencement Record Staff; Salutatorian. As president of our class he has been our outstanding leader. The first letter of his last name stands for perseverance, popularity , and permanency. Persevering in his schoolwork; popular with his classmates, and permanent in his friendship. January 25, 1939 Dear Classmates: Today many things have happened to us which we will long remember. Friends who have been to¬ gether for many years are about to part and travel many different paths. No longer are we “hummers,” and never again will we be able to represent the College as its students. As we leave these gates let us be living examples of Stephen Girard’s ideals. 1 want to thank you all for the fine co-operation which you have given me, and I wish you the best of luck in all that you do. Yours sincerely, Dale M. Pentz. 10 (Columns DELIO FAT1GONI (Del) 516 11th Street, Union City, N. J. President of Class, J-l; Vice-President of Class, J-2, S-2; Soccer, ’38; Basketball, ’37-’38, ’38-’39; Athletic Council, S-l; Band, 7A to S-l; Orchestra, J-2 to S-l; Glee Club, j-2 to S-2; President, Glee Club, S-2. “Del” has a thousand or more friends. His popularity starts not—nor ends. His u’clcome smile, athletic grace, In all our hearts will hold a place. F. PATRICK FANNING (Pat) Harrisburg, Pa. First Prize, Vocal Music, 7A ; Third Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Sergeant Major, Battalion, S-l; Associate Feature Editor, Girard Neivs, S-2; Commencement Record Staff; Track, ’37, ’38; Soccer, ’38; Cast: Christmas Carol; Cast: Nicholas Nickleby; National Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Treasurer of Class, J-l to S-2. Pat shares the honors with Slim as class jester. When he and his roommates put their heads together, they ahvays emerged ' with a new trick under Pat’s direction. However, while serious, Pat is noted for his abilities in athletics, studies, and leadership. RA YMOND HARTENSTINE (Ray) 757 George Street, Norristown, Pa. Second Prize, Single Competitive Drill, J-2; Sergeant, Bat¬ talion, J-l to S-l; Glee Club, J-l to S-2; Student Council, S-l, S-2; President, Student Council, S-2; Secretary of Class, S-2; National Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Debating Team, S-l to S-2; Track, ’38, Soccer, ’38. Ray has shown us what a true friend is. By his construc¬ tive criticism he has gained many warm and permanent friends. Added to his pleasing personality, we may say that Ray has earned the title of a hard zwrkcr in the Student Council, which he has served during the past year, in the Glee Club, and later as an officer of the class. CLAUDE J. B. KROMER (Bing) 325 Greenway Avenue, Darby, Pa. Swimming, ’35, ' 36, ’37 ’38; Business Manager of Class, J-l to S-2; Cast: The Game of Chess; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Sen- ior Color Sergeant, Battalion, S-l; News Editor, Girard Nezvs. S-2. Bing can imitate Crosby exceedingly well and assume the role of any character in the school plays, hut, on top of this uni- tating, Bing has an individuality that is all his own. Hanuarg 1939 11 JOHN L. ADAMS (Slim) 3 Seneca Street, Essington, Pa. Orchestra, 1-1 to J-l; Baseball Numerals, ’37; Vice Pres¬ ident, Commercial Club, S-l. Slim is known os the class jester. Many happy hours have been spent by all with him. Whenever in need of entertain¬ ment tee hurried to “Butch,” who alzvays had some prank up his sleei’e or a nitty remark on hand. Slim ivas also an agitator—to teachers. CARLO ALETTI (Carlo) 1631 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant, Band, S-l; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2; Student Leader, Orchestra, S-2; Penn Summer Band; L’Alliance Francaise Prize, 2-2; Second Prize, Short Story, S-l; First Prize, Piano Contest, S-2; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Secretary, S-2; Secretary of Class, J-l to S-l; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Gym. ’36-’37 ’37- ' 38, ' 38-’39; Captain, Gym Team, ’37- ' 38. ’38-’39; Sec¬ retary of Chess Club, S-l; President, Chess Club S-2. For Carlo so far life has been like a crescendo, swelling louder, grander, and greater as milestones of his career at Girard zee re passed. We hope zeith all confidence that he will find success in his musical career. THOMAS ALEXANDER (Alex) 4 W. Mercer Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, S-2; Librarian, Glee Club, S-2; Manager, Gym Team, ’38-’39; Co-captain Gym Team, ’38-’39; Supply Ser¬ geant, Battalion, S-l; National Honor Society. Alex is a rather quiet fellow, not because he is afraid to speak, but because he is alieays thinking. He has a perse¬ verance and self-confidence which have put him far out in the front. When he zvasn’t improving his ozen mind, he zoos helping out another classmate who zvas in trouble. For this we arc thankful and proud that we have such a fellow among us. STANLEY ALKON1S (Stan) 5800 Brush Road, Philadelphia, Pa. Quartermaster, Battalion, S-2; Secretary, Naturalist Club, J-l; Life Saving Certificate; Gym Team, ' 36-37, ’37-’38, ’38- ’39; Vice-President, Chemistry Club, S-2. Speech is mighty, but many times silence is more eloquent than words. Stan’s words were few, but with those who knew him they were heard and appreciated. 12 (Columns BERNARD F. ALLEN (Bernie) 1354 N. 10th Street, Reading, Pa. President of Class, J-2; Vice-President of Class. J-l, S-l; Lieutenant, Battalion, J-2 to S-2; First Prize, Penmanship, 2-2; Studen t Council, J-2; National Honor Society. J-2 to S-2; Athletic Committee. S-l; Basketball, ’38-’39; Hditor-in- Chief, Commencement Record. Bernie may have been voted the sleepiest fellow in the class, but he really slept very little more than the rest of us. While invoke he was busy exerting his fine characteristics of leader¬ ship and friendliness. A smile for everyone zvas Bernie’s policy, and he has made a lasting impression on his classmates. WILLIAM R. BARNHARDT (Barney) 236 Atlantic Avenue, W. Pittston, Pa. Baseball, ’38; Glee Club, S-2; Soccer, ’38; President, Wood¬ working Club, S-2; Vice-President, Patternmaking Club, S-l; Basketball, ’38-’39. Barney and athletics are synonymous. He has ahvays been ready to participate in any athletic event, and his ability has made him zuelcome. IVe hope that he will be as welcome to his future friends as he has been here. GEORGE A. APPLEGATE (George) Conyngham, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, J-l to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Pit¬ man Shorthand Pin. George is a quiet, friendly felloiv ii ' ho said very little but knciv much. His answers in chemistry were always right, and he has great ability in shorthand. With such talent, George should make something of himself in the world. JOSEPH E. BERMAN (Joe) 842 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, S-2; Debating Team, S-2. Whenever we were in a mood for an argument zve went to Joe Joe’s life seems to be devoted to debating and having a good timA Besides this, Joe is noted for his superior abil¬ ities in mathematics and commercial subjects. January 1939 13 ROBERT B. BOWER (Bob) 106 Sparks Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Band, 7 A to S-2; Orchestra. J-l to S-2; Liuetenant, Band, 7B to S-2; Leader of Brasses, S-2. " Silence is one great art of conversation. " I ' Ve know from Bob ' s hard zcork and quiet activity in his music and at school that he is doing his best, and that he is silently and right¬ fully earning himself the coveted reputation of “plugger .” RICHARD W. BOYD (Dick) 437 Rutherford Avenue, Trenton, N. J. Captain and Student Leader. Band, S-2; Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Editor-in-chief, Girard Magazine, S-2: Literary Club. J-l to S-2; Secretary Student Council. J-2; Track, ’36, ’37, ’38; Soccer, ’38; Conference Committee, S-l, S-2; Debating Team, S-l; Penn Summer Band; Pit¬ man Shorthand Pin; Commencement Record Staff; Com¬ poser: Class Song; National Honor Society, S-2. Dick has a great many fine qualities which have made him a distinguished and respected member of our class. His worth to the track team and the band is tvell-knoun. Less known is his ability as a poet. This book speaks for that. RICHARD M. BUCKLEY (Dick) 3733 N. Carlisle Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secretary, Chess Club, S-2; Silver Expert Typist Pin, Gold Expert Typist Pin. Brevity is the lamplight of wit. The spice of “Butch’s ' ' make¬ up is safely folded in his small packages of excruciatingly funny humor. JOHN CALCAVECCHIA (Cal) Philadelphia, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Lieutenant, Band, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secretary, Glee Club, S-2; President, Foundry Club, S-2; Soccer, ’38. Cal is the all-around class musician. He exercised his ability in the band, in the Glee Club, and outside of these organi¬ sations in his spare time. The sound of his voice, as he walked through the hall singing, will linger long after he has gone. 14 (fiolutnna JAMES A. CAMPBELL (Jim) 2942 YV. Flora Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Vice-President, Naturalist Club, S-l; Track, ’,18; Senior Life Saving Certificate. Jim ' s curly, wavy hair was Ins main attraction. His is a delicate trend towards the girls, and may it last until he meets the one of his choice. ALEXANDER CARO (Alex) 1440 S. Bancroft Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Band, 1-1 to S-2; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2. , Small in stature, broad in smile, high in scholarship, and a plugger is what we shall always remember about Alex. JOHN E. CRAWFORD Spruce Hill, Pa. Quartermaster Sergeant, Battalion, S-2; First Prize Single Competitive Drill; Manager, Basketball, ’38-’39. Heck is a small town boy who has made good. He is friend¬ ly totvards all, and, as manager of the basketball team, he teas outstanding. With these points in his background Heck should put Spruce Hill on the map. HENRY DEVUONO (Henry) 1808 N. Taney Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Captain, Battalion, S-2; Soccer, ’37, ’38; National Honor Society, S-l to S-2, Vice President, S-2; American Legion Medal, 7A ; Swimming Numerals, ’35, ' 36; Girard Neivs Staff, S-l to S-2; Editor-in-Chief, Girard News, S-2; Conference Committee, S-l to S-2; Commencement Record Staff. Unassuming, persistent, administrative, and original. These are a feiv of Henry ' s outstanding characteristics, but it zvould hike these and many more really to do him justice. .Damtaai 1930 15 WILLIAM DUFFY (Duff) 1114 Linden Street, Scranton, Pa. Track, ' 38; Silver Expert Typist Pin; Sergeant, Battalion, S-l. " Hat. drink, and be merry for tomorroiv we die,” refers to Duff in most ways. He found it much easier to write letters in place of English composition s and more interesting to study the make-up of ice cream sodas than compounds in chemistry. WILLIAM J. DUGAN (Dixie) 222 Lewis Avenue, East Lansdowne, Pa. Orchestra, 7A to S-2; Assistant Leader, Orchestra, S-2; Special Art Class, 7A to S-2; President, Art Club, S-2; Award of Merit S.P.C.A., S-2; Art Editor, Commencement Record, S-2; Art Prize, J-2. “Dixie” paints and draws zvith ease. Every result is sure to please; For instance, why not take a look And see his zvork within this book? JEROME I. EGLIN (Jerry) 5800 N. 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lieutenant, Battalion, S-l to S-2; Silver Expert Typist Fin. Brainy and carefree is this ambitious youngster. Jerry owes his accomplishments to his active, or would-be active gray matter, as zee 11 as to his amiable boyish jollity. Gregory once said. “He is the zuisest man who keeps the heart of a boy.” WILLIAM EHRLICH (Rabs) 3951 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Cast: Box and Cox; Manager, Baseball, ’38; Soccer, ’38; Secretary, Dramatic Club, S-2. If honors were distributed according to the range of extra¬ curricular activities. Bill would make his bow among the leaders. One might find him in the auditorium rehearsing his part in a play or on the soccer field assisting the coach. IB (EolurnttB MICHAEL R. ERMILIO (Mike) 1625 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, J-l to S-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2. Mike is another one of those quiet, likeable fellows who always goes out of his way to help another in need. He has his own circle of friends who appreciate his pleasing personality, but his wain interests have circled around athletics. MARVIN T. FASSETT (Mouse) 5040 Irving Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Captain, Battalion, S-2; Silver Expert Typist Pin; Liter¬ ary Club, S-l to S-2; Second Prize, Penmanship, 2-2; President. Literary Club, S-2; Pitman Shorthand Pin; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Commencement Record Staff; National Honor Society, S-2; Valedictorian; Associate Editor, Girard Magazine, S-2. “Mouse " is the scholar of the class, with no greater ability than the rest of us, but has gained his high standing through effort. JVe hope he can keep up his fine ivork in the world and give Girard a greater name. 2924 Rorer Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Gym, ’36-’37, ’37-’38, ’38-’39; Secretary, Commercial Club, S-l to S-2. Small in stature, but not in brain. Each task melts u’ith little pain; So high praises to him we give Our dynamic diminutive. EDWARD G. EVANS (Spike) FRANCIS M. FLANSBURG (Flanny) 1717 W. Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Color Sergeant, Battalion, S-2. Flanny knew so much more about the commercial course than the rest of us that he decided to throw his sunny personality into the print shop. Judging from the quality of recent publi¬ cations. the print shop will miss Flanny’s skill as well as his friendly presence. January 193a 1? FREDERICK J. FOREAKER (Fritz) 708 Darby Crescent, Prospect Park, Pa. Captain, Battalion, S-2; First Prize, Short Story, S-l. Fred’s many love affairs are always front-page news; liis timely jokes good for the feature page; and longing for his compan¬ ionship always in the want ads. ALBERT FREEDMAN (Al) 4559 N. Camac Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lieutenant, Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Literary Club, J-2 to S-2; Debating Team, S-2; Pitman Shorthand Pin; Feature Editor, Girard Magazine. RICHARD J. GREEN (Dick) 534 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Adjutant, Battalion, S-2; Secretary, Art Club, J-2; Vice-Pres¬ ident, Chemistry Club, S-l; President, Chemistry Club, S-2. Dick is a frank fellow who isn ' t afraid to tell you what’s what. Side by side with his frankness comes the sincerity and the industry ivhich he throws into his work, and especially into chemistry. Silently working behind many of our class activities and keep¬ ing alive the interest was Al’s contribution to our record. He never ran the show but ahvays helped to put it across. WILLIAM R. GUNTRUM (Bill) 105 Depew Street, Rochester, N. Y. Pitman Shorthand Pin; Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-2; Sec¬ retary, Physics Club, J-l; Secretary, Camera Club, S-l; Sec¬ retary, Chemistry Club, S-2. Bill is so quiet yet friendly, and so serious and cheerful that lie is pointed for higher things than we realize. His chubby cheeks form a warm smile and project a perseverance that is destined to help him along the road to success. IB (Columns PAUL HANKS (Paul) 1226 N. Main Street, Avoca, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, J-l to S-2; Star Scout. Paul is like the wind — he’s here, there, and everywhere. After a long, hard battle up the road to Allen Hall, he finally finished on the winning side. HARRY N. HARRIS (Bucky) 517 Chapel Gate Lane, Ten Hills, Baltimore, Md. Sergeant, Battalion, J-l to S-l; Senior Life Saving Certifi¬ cate; First Aid Certificate. Bucky will always be remembered for his perseverance and persistence. He truly exemplifies the statement, " Be true to your work, your word, and your friends.” WILLIAM J. HEGER (Chine) Bristol Rd. and Cedar Street, Siles, Bucks County, Pa. Track, ’37, ’38; Lieutenant, Battalion, S-2; Vice-President, Woodworking Club, S-2. Chine is one of those few privileged fellows who tvas able to become an officer in the battalion. However, his ivork in the battalion was second to his accomplishments on the college track team, and we feel sure that his accomplishments in life will go even beyond those. HENRY R. HELLER (Hen) Jeddo, Pa. Color Sergeant, Battalion, S-l to S-2; Swimming, ’37, ’38, ’39; Captain, Swimming Team, ’39; Record Holder 200-yard free¬ style, 100-yard freestyle, 40-yard freestyle, and 25-yard free¬ style; Member, 160-yard freestyle relay team record; Co-holder 50-yard freestyle record. Hen’s persistence has made him come out on top in swimming and in school. No one can succeed by loafing, and Henry is no loafer. His records in swimming would make any dolphin look slow. January 1939 19 HAROLD R. HEPLER (Hep ) 518 Fourth Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. Orchestra, 7 A to S-2; Concertmaster, Orchestra, S-2; Gym, ’37, ’38, ’39; Vice-President, Naturalist Club, S-2; Glee Club, S-2; Girard Neivs Staff, S-3; Life Scout. (o Heps. His constant interest in his classmates ivill always be remembered, but no less than his gracefulness with the violin, or his poise in the gym. EDWARD A. HOFFNER (Ed) 415 Main Street, Darby, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, S-l to S-2; Soccer, ’38; Vice-President, Camera Club, S-2; Basketball, ’38-’39. Ed is more than a fine athlete—a mainstay at right half for Girard’s soccer glory. He is a choice friend, and we may have never paused long enough to grasp the reality and sincerity of his quiet companionship. ROBERT M. HOYT (Bob) 1604 Que Street, Washington, D. C. National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; President National Honor Society, S-2; Stud ent Council, S-l to S-2; Vice-President, Student Council, S-2; Girard Neivs Staff, J-2 to S-2; Sports Editor, Girard News , S-2; President, Journalist Club, S-2; Baseball Numerals, ’38; Conference Committee, S-l. Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. So knowledge has made Bob a leader in the National Honor Society and Student Council. His work on the Girard News staff will not be forgotten, especially his original style of writing. MARION JABLONSKI (Jab) 2747 N. Reese Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Orchestra, 7A to S-2; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Secretary, Carpentry Club, S-l, S-2. Jab will always be remembered for his funny noises and his queer exclamations. His ready smile will always be linked with a grin and a “phya” in its correct form. 2n (HulumuB THOMAS H. KANE (Tiny) 3229 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Swimming, ’36. Tiny’s main pastime was reading, a practice that has given him a knowledge of things as broad as his huge frame. Many times have zee heard Tiny’s loud laughter shake the dining room. WILLIAM M. KAVALKOV1CH (Bill) 224 Brush Street, Allentown, Pa. Band, 7 A to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Sergeant, Band, S-2. If someone said to Kavak, “I’ll make you eat every word you said,” he would starve. Yet nothing is more useful than silence; it fosters thinking. WILLIAM R. KLINE (Bill) 551 Grape Street, Hammonton, N. J. Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Pit¬ man Shorthand Pin. The debits of Bill’s account are his brains and likeable " come hither” smile. His tendency to initiate pranks and get on other people’s nerves is all in the spirit of fun. JAMES W. KNAUF (Jim) 29 Noble Street, Sellersville, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant, Band, S-2. The claimant of the saying, “Big things come in small pack¬ ages,” must have had a pocketful of knowledge, for Jim is a substitute for dynamite when there is an amusing prank tn the offing. He’s an efficient electrician too. January 1939 21 EARL H. KRAMER (Earl) 1238 Greenwich Street, Reading, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, J-l to S-l; Secretary, Camera Club, J-2. Swimming, ' 36, ' 37, ’38, ’39; Co-captain, Swimming Team, ' 38- ' 39. Not everyone is bom with a fine brain, but Gep is one of those ■who re as. He has definitely proved this in the math class¬ room and chemistry laboratory. He ' s no mean swimmer either. FREDERICK J. KRICHER (Riget) 3234 N. Lee Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary, Woodworking Club, S-l; Secretary, Pattern-Mak¬ ing Club, S-2; Soccer, ’38. Rigcts’ formula for winning friends is “charm and a cheerful smile.” By following the formula he has made many friends, and if he continues to follow it. his life trill be full of com¬ panions. PAUL D. LENOX (Oscar) 745 High Street, Lancaster, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, S-l to S-2; Cast: Christmas Carol; Cast: Nicholas Nickleby; Award of Certificate of Merit for Acting, Cultural Olympics; President, Dramatic Club, S-2; Glee Club, S-2; National Honor Society; Cast: Francois Villon’s Christmas Eve. Oscar is small, dark, and very handsome. It seems that most of his time has been devoted to others. He was either helping another in schoohvork or preparing for another successful play. We feel sure that his friendly smile and pleasing personality will take him far m later life. ALBERT LORE (Al) 613 Seybert Street, Hazleton, Pa. Band. 7 A to S-2; Orchestra, J-l to S-2; Lieutenant, Band, S-2. Al believed no job done unless it tear well done, whether it tear playing the trumpet, doing a trial balance for accounting, or making a cut for the Girard News. 22 (Unhunns JOSEPH C. McNICHOL (Puff) 2629 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Puff is another one of our heavyweights whose cheerful friendliness and geniality unll not let us forget him and the struggle he endured in trying to get acquainted with his French. Our big-hearted Puff is destined for bigger and bet¬ ter things. CLIFFORD B. MENGEL (Mike) Philadelphia, Pa. Captain, Battalion, S-2; Athletic Council, S-l; Baseball Numerals, ’38. Mike is a fellozv who never worries much about anything. He is zvell-liked not only by his own classmates but by all with whom he has come in contact. He will long be remembered by Merchant Hall as a fine leader and athlete. HENRY R. MILFORD (Truck) R.F.D. No. 1, Mountain Top, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra. J-l to S-2; President, Music Club, S-2, Soccer, ’38. Truck’s interest in music and sports kept him on the run. He came from a small town, and must be that “local boy” you hear so much about. He aspires to join a szi ' ing band. FRED W. MOWRY (Lefty) 1004 Bald Eagle Avenue, Tyrone, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-President, Glee Club, S-2; Con¬ ference Committee, S-l; Band, 7 A to S-l; Baseball, ’38; Soccer, ’38. Jn athletics ive find Lefty at his best—on the baseball dia¬ mond, soccer field, and basketball court. Many the success that he achieved in these activities mean greater success in life. Sanitary 1030 33 GEORGE MOYER (Reds) 1925 Rowan Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, S-l; Soccer, ’38. “Reds” has definite traits, all his own. Through years of his youth he was cultured and grown. His hair stands out red like a new roof of tile, IVhieh only adds more to his jokes and rare smile. ALBERT K. NASEEF (Al) 1222 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-2; Second Prize, Single Com¬ petitive Drill, J-2. Nase is usually quiet and is rarely seen except when he is " swinging it ” skillfully with tennis racket, or with a beautiful brunette at a dance. He then makes himself scarce no longer but enters into life with heart and soul. ALAN R. MYERS (Al) 114 E. Pine Street, Mahonoy City, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Vice-President, Camera Club, S-l; Basketball, ’38, ’39; Soccer, ’37, ’38; Athletic Council, S-2. Al’s a friend, Al ' s a sport, in every way we see, Upon the court, upon the field, he’s tops zee all agree; He’s welcomed everywhere he goes, with Hi-Yo Silver This athlete of Mahonoy C.—this Personality. DONALD E. NEWCOMER (Newkie) 734 Chestnut Street, Columbia, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2. It is almost inconceivable that Newts has accomplished what he has when he spends so much time at the radio as our swing “dial master.” We are hoping that he ivill spin the dial of life to a station of Success. 24 (Columns RENARD A. NOGIC (Noge) 120 E. Division Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. President, Commercial Club, S-2; Athletic Council, S-l, Chairman of Candy Trade. The poet who wrote “Snowbound” is Whittier, but certainly he is no ‘‘wittier” than Noge. Occasionally Noge makes a pass at his superiors with a disconcerting pun or bit of sar¬ casm which he accompanies u ' ith an attaching smi ' e that roill rein friends and influence people. LEONARD M. NUSS (Squeak) 2617 Westfield Avenue, Camden, N. J. Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Librarian, Orchestra, S-2; Assistant Concertmaster, Orchsetra, S-2; Assistant Chairman of Candy Trade. Squeak may be physically small, but he ranks with the best in the amount of knowledge he has. He can hold his own with anyone in a battle of wits, and we feel sure that he will make a name for himself in life. JOHN PALUCCI 547 Seybert Street, Hazleton, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Supply Sergeant, Band, S-2; Cast: Nicholas Nickleby; Manager, Swimming Team, ’38; First Aid Certificate ; Leader of Percussion, Orches¬ tra, S-2; Photography Editor, Commencement Record. John is a photographer, and as he leaves Girard he will leave us with a picture of soft lights, rhythm, and music—swing music. His picture was not moulded in a moment. Only by constantly proving himself as a fine drummer has he left us with this thought. WILLIAM H. PFEIFER (Bill) 124 Perry Street, East Stroudsburg, Pa. Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-2; Life Scout; Secretary, Art Club, S-2; Manager, Swimming Team, ’38. ’39. In attaining the ranking of an Eagle Scout, Bill certainly has led a fast-stepping life to pass the required tests. We are proud to say that he is the third Girardian ever to become an Eagle Scout. January 1939 25 ELI C. ROSEMAN (Charlie) 2848 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pa. First Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Sergeant, Battalion, 2-2 to S-2; Silver, Gold, and Sapphire Expert Typist Pins; Typing Speed Record, J-2; Journalist Club, S-2; Managing Editor, Girard Nat ' s; 100% Accuracy Typing Award. Charlie, more than anybody else, is the dual personality of the class. " With the lasses none can as easily blush or quieter be, " but among closest friends his excessive talking and joking are only exceeded by his fast pounding of the typezvriter. ALBERT ROSENBERG (Rosey) N. 29th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Junior Life Saving Certificate. Rosey never seems to have a care. Many of us have envied his care-free attitude. He has sailed through the Hum to the last port making many permanent friends along the way. JOSEPH SCHWARTZ (Snack) 1829 Nolen Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Pitman Shorthand Pin; Secretary, Chemistry Club, S-l. Carlyle said, " Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ” Snack’s interest in Jimmy Dorsey would deviate only slightly from Carlyle’s enthusiasm. JOHN A. SEMENICK (John) Philadelphia, Pa. Gym, ’36-’37, ’37-’38, ’38-’39; Track. ’38; Supply Sergeant, Battalion, S-l; Senior Life Saving Certificate, S-2. Quiet in his manner, shy in his way, Always in our hearts, he is there to stay. His worth to the gym team is hard to repeat. And his brilliancy in radio an enznable feat. (Unlumna 2fi HAROLD SHERMAN (Shucks) 3116 Dakota Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary, Chess Club, J-2; Lieutenant, Battalion, S-l to S-2; Journalist Club, S-l; Secretary, Journalist Club, S-2; Girard News Staff, S-l; Feature Editor, Girard News, S-2. With Shucks it is envy for his charming way with the girls, thankfulness for his willing aid in math, laughter for his witty remarks, and amazement at his easy-going method of handling many class activities. RICHARD C. SHUMAN (Dick) Lemasters, Pa. Lieutenant, Battalion, S-2; Baseball Numerals, ’37, ’38. Dick is a fellow who really deserves a lot of credit. All that hr has accomplished has been due to his own efforts. He leaves us with a picture of how a young man should work. 6804 Greene Street, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa. Orchestra, 1-2 to J-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Junior and Senior Life Saving Certificates; President, Naturalist Club, J-2; Vice-President, Art Club, S-2; Track, ’38. Tom’s quiet, unassuming ways have made him go far. 7 he ease with which he gets along zvith people, and his good-natured look help him make many friends. With these characteristics Tom should never worry about being lonely. SAMUEL Y. THOMSON (Tom) ROBERT W. THORBORG (Bob) 100-15 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, Long Island, N. Y. Cast: The Game of Chess; Sergeant, Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2. Bob is the best dancer and the handsomest fellow in our class, as popular vote has acclaimed him. May Bob’s life run as smoothly as the surface of a dance floor, or zvith as much facility as his soft, smooth complexion. January 1U3U 27 WILLIAM H. WHITERS (Whale) 206—41st and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Although Whale is officially counted as one of us, he is in reality almost three—consisting of 194 founds of solid flesh. " Whale " is simply a jovial mass of fun, frolic, and friendship. Our best of wishes to a croivd of memories. JOHN H. WILLIAMS (Cowboy) 1211 Turner Street, Allentown, Pa. Soccer, ’38. Cowboy is certainly a very close runner-up for the neatest and the best-dressed fellow. His good looks, excellent athleti • ability, and witty remarks have gained him many true friends. TO ALL WHO HELPED US- Long it has been since we were " newbies,” With cheeks as red as glowing rubies ; Growing lads below the houses, Annoying you with our carouses; Three years plus, then Allen Hall, From soccer through to basketball, " Guvies,” prefects, coaches, teachers — " Batty,” shop, before the bleachers — Three hundred strong—in all the ranks, A toast to You - Our humble Thanks. Class of January ’39 Samtani 1939 29 Footlights To all of us the world’s a stage Where each must play his part, Classmates, actors, speakers, all — We have you on this chart. But when life finds you in the dumps, Y our spirit mighty solemn, Just get this book and take some time To scan this little column. “All the world’s a stage.” May we be forever players. Our potential stars of the stage and screen got their start down in the Junior and Middle schools. Do you still remember some of our early pro- ductions: T he First Thanksgiving, given in the third grade; The Terrible Turks, pro¬ duced in Section 20; The Yule Log, in the fifth grade; Rip Van Winkle, in the sixth grade, and Saint Qeorge and the Dragon under Miss Peoples’ direction in the sixth grade? These by no means had Broadway runs, but they did give us a start. When we reached our Junior year, some of us decided to join the dramatic club. The first opportunity for our class to represent the High School in a production was in Dickens’ Christmas Carol, which featured the acting of Paul Lenox and Pat Fanning. The following spring three one-act plays were produced. Ehrlich acted as Cox, the painter, in the farce Box and Cox ; Kromer acted as Boris Ivanovitch Shamroffe, and Thorberg as a servant in The Game of Chess. Nicholas Nickleby, an orginal drama¬ tization from the novel by the cast, was the third play given that night, and it wound up a very successful evening. The acting of Lenox as Smike, Palucci as Bolder, and Pat Fanning as Mrs. Squires is still worth applauding. Incidentally, this play was the winning play in the Cultural Olympics. Paul Lenox received a certificate of merit for his acting. 3D (Eolnmns Napoleon, Nineteenth Century Dictator, which was given on the initial opening of Activities Night, had Lenox and Ehrlich in the cast. This was a short produc¬ tion to give the audience a preview of dramatics at Girard. Francois Villon’s Christmas Eve, the last play given during our Girard days, again found Lenox in the cast. He took the part of an old man this time. The play concerned the famous Frenchman who was a poet as well as a thief. But now the time has come for us to go out and play the role of citizens, and may we take the benefits derived from Girard stage experience with us .... never to forget, always to cherish. January 1939 31 Company—Halt! Attention ! Forward ! March ! and Halt! The “batty ' s " marching fine ; With tramping feet, in full array Your flashing swords in line ; Those drum beats echoing in our hearts They run along and rime, To captains, " lewys, " privates, all — This column stands sublime. Excused from drill this last term were the Senior-two members of the varsity teams and the various literary staffs. An old rule, revived from ages past, was rehashed and thrust upon our expectant class for re-trial. It compelled the rem¬ nants of the class (for it seemed that so few Seniors other than officers drilled) to drill in order to keep the Battalion a more perfect unit, better disciplined, and from virtually falling to pieces. Our class must have what it takes for the Battalion has not, as yet, collapsed; but, under the guidance of General Brookfield and four able Captains: DeVuono, Co. A, Foreaker, Co. B, Mengel, Co. C, and Fassett, Co. D, the Battalion pulled through in excellent shape. As those of us who drilled this last term heard for the last time the Adju¬ tant’s command: “Captains, dismiss your companies!” we rejoiced at that moment and shouted, " Hooray! No more shouldering a gun for me!” But now, as we look in retrospect, some of us recall that four years ago we were herded together by a few “hard- boiled” drill sergeants, called sarcastically “recruits,” and taught the rudiments of drill. We can see ourselves clearly, three months later, being shoved up from the “raw recruit” stage to a more responsible station in the rear ranks of our various companies. A year later our more ambi¬ tious privates made their first direct con¬ tact with Major-General Robert M. 32 dlawwanj 19 39 Brookfield. They took a tactics test. Some “fortunates” managed to pull through with a passing mark; others less fortu¬ nate failed to make the grade. Those who passed tests so early in their military ca¬ reers are the ones who were soon to be recognized as the leaders in the Battalion from our class. Now that our time of service as Gir¬ ard College Cadets has come to a close, we leave the ranks of the Battalion with the clinging memories of the hot days, the cold days, and the dreary days on which we put forth what reluctant energy we had in the preparation for a successful Founder’s Day review and that all-im¬ portant Competitive Drill. We also leave with the realization that our drilling (which for some reason or other most of us disliked) aided to a certain extent in disciplining us mentally and physically as nothing else could have done it. Jtuutarg 1939 33 Hearts, Hands, and Voices To strains of Brahms and Wagner Once played by Christmas light, To brass and string in melody That glorified the night; To vocal flights of harmony That stirred us down beneath, To Glee Club, Band, aud Orchestra A column we bequeath. Music! ’Tis the language of the soul! Here in Girard it has always played a major part in our life. Ever since we were first taught to recognize the famil¬ iar tunes sung so many times, we have felt the value and need of the singing heart. When we reached the upper grades of the Middle School, several of us were admitted to the choir, and here we en¬ joyed the many glorious experiences of happy Sundays in the Chapel and the annual trip to Woodside Park. About this time many of our eager class were allowed to pursue special training in in¬ strumental music. After that we chose the special instrument and began to train. And so the work went on. Some of the fellows worked their way into the first band and orchestra, and these organiza¬ tions began to go places. With the arrival of the Junior-one term, several of us were fortunate enough to be selected for the Glee Club. How dif¬ ferent our voices seemed to be then—so mature, so low, or so light. Then came the Junior-two term bringing our participa¬ tion in the Christmas Concert. The Glee Club sang The Magi; the b and played Swedish Coronation March; and the or¬ chestra rendered two selections from Tchaikowsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Do you remember? And to end the evening’s program both the band and orchestra played the 1812 by Tchaikowsky. At last the Senior-one term arrived. 34 (Columns About this time the band and orchestra entered the Cultural Olympics at the University of Pennsylvania and returned with first-place honors. Then came our happy experiences with the summer musical groups at Penn. What a wonderful time we had—and what an experience! Now who will forget those Glee Club dances, especially the one when we sang Goodnight Angel and Sweet Someone? But the end is at hand. The Christ¬ mas Concert of 1938 marks our last flourish in Girard’s music life. It was December 17. The band played Andante Cantabile by Tchaikowsky, “Russian Sail¬ ors’ Dance” and “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp,” from Victor Herbert’s opera Naughty Marietta. The Orchestra carried on in superb style with “Procession and March of the Peers” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s lolanthe, Dream Pantomime by Humper¬ dinck, and Salut D’ Amour by Elgar. The Glee Club then did its full share by singing Ye Shepherds, Rise, and Shepherd’s Vigil, and finally I Hear Along the Street. The climax of the evening came with Maurice Ravel’s Bolero with drums, strings, and horns. And so, with hearts, hands, and voices blended in harmony and enthusiasm unforgettable, we call down our final curtain on music pleas¬ ures at Girard. lamtarti 1939 35 May I Have This Dance? " Come and trip it as ye go On the light fantastic toe " Who can forget that night in May, 1937 when huddled around the columns of Founder’s Hall waiting for our lady friends? Never before had we looked so neat, and never before had we sensed that " funny” feeling inside. However, when our partners for the evening arrived we proudly escorted them up stairs to the dance hall. None too sure of ourselves we ventured on the floor, and as Father Time flew by he took that " funny” feel¬ ing with him. Alas! as we danced how we appreciated the instructions given us by our hostesses: Miss Ornston, Miss Maurmann, and Miss Munn. Just as we began to feel like veterans, however, the orchestra played Auld Lang Syne, and we knew that our entrance into the social world had been made wit h gusto and success. With fond memories of the first dance lingering in our minds, of course, we looked forward with great anticipation to a certain night in November. And that night arrived. Again we found our¬ selves on the dancing floor this time as seasoned dancers and not as newcomers. We danced with an ease and grace acquired through practice, but again: " It is getting late. Here comes the elimina¬ tion dance.” It was the new elimination dance called Tin Pan Alley, in which the couples went off the floor as the orchestra played their piece. Henry DeVuono and his partner, much envied by the rest of us, were the lucky couple to win the prize. The success of this novelty did much to¬ ward making the whole dance an event which none of us can ever forget. It was a cold, windy night in March. 36 (Eolumna Tell me—who wasn’t excited? The Senior one dance came at last, and even though we have enjoyed two dances already we paused once more to enjoy the prospect of seeing “her” appear in Founder’s Hall. To Dr. Carey and Mr. Campbell we owe everything for the way they started this dance for us—with spirit and fun. Through them we made it a success. Do you remember the smiles with which George Applegate and his partner greet¬ ed us as they stepped to the platform and received the prizes for winning the elim- nation dance? But all good things must sometime end; and soon it was over till when? Friday, September 30. That’s the reason for all this hustling and gaiety in Allen Hall. Once more we were getting ready to meet and escort our ladies to Founder’s. Then we were veterans, and, as one would expect, the precision of all our dances was always evident. And this was the night of novelty dances. Who can forget these happy moments? Then sadder strains of music once more floated through the decorations of the Hall; it is Commencement Dance. A peculiar silence passed like silver clouds over a throng. It is farewell. Some of us will meet only once or twice more in this life. It is the Last Waltz—the last song— the last Auld Lang Syne—the last Girard dance for us. Heavily we walked down the steps. The doors closed behind us never to open again. A last fleeting glance—and now farewell. Dear Temple on the Hill— Farewell! Those soft lights glowed in harmony As folks swung o ' er the floor, Those girlish smiles were all so free As they graced our joys indoor ; We pause to glance at socials past, And friends we can’t forget ; To you, fair girls, in memory, A column here is set. January 1939 37 Rolling Up the Score Every good school has a sound system of physical training. Stephen Girard must have known well the need of developing sound bodies as well as sound minds among students, for that part of our life has been well taken care of. Whether good or poor, all in Girard are given an opportunity to learn to participate in some sport, and everybody wants to rep¬ resent his school in some varsity sport. Though we cannot boast of an endless list of letterman, we can say with pride that our class has contributed more than 25 members to varsity teams besides col ' lecting over 55 letters and many numerals. Not all, you see, made varsity teams, but we believe all went in for athletic con¬ tests seriously. In summarizing we find that Pat Fan¬ ning, Del Fatigoni, Lefty Mowry, William Barnhart, and Henry Heller had three let¬ ters each. There is not enough room to name all those who received two awards. Examine the “honors list,” and there you will find them. As we wind up our short stay with the coaches who have helped us and taught us how to play well in these dif¬ ferent sports, we wish to thank them for the patience, persistence, and skill with which they have helped us to build up well-trained bodies, alert minds, and bags full of victories. Crisp winds nip the soccer field As flashing by we go. Our basketballers give their best Dodging to and fro, Our hurdlers soar, the dust flies up. The spirit’s got them all — Soccer, swimming, baseball, track — This column tells you all. (UnlnmttB 38 Sanitary 1939 39 National Honor Society For scholarship and leadership, It character demands ; For service true, anti honor, too, The keystone emblem stands ; Its quiet work throughout the school, Respected far and wide, Its flowing torch cf victory, With column side by side. For many years Girard had no way of recognizing those who excelled in Char¬ acter, Scholarship, Leadership, and Ser¬ vice. After much deliberation and con¬ sideration, the Girard Chapter of the National Honor Society was made a part of our Girard life on May 19,1932. Since that time this select group, under the sponsorship of Dr. David Mcllhatten, has grown into an enviable organization. The society is little heard of about the grounds, but it has been a great help to those students who have needed extra instruction. The members are to be congratulated for the fine atti¬ tude and enthusiasm they have shown in the undertaking of tutoring these stu¬ dents. In our Junior-two term we were proud to have elected to this society three of our members: Bob Hcyt, now President of the Society, Carlo Aletti, and Bernard Allen. In our Senior-one term four more of our members took the oath and joined this group. They were: Henry DeVuono, Vice-President of the Society, Pat Fan¬ ning, Raymond Hartenstine, and Dale Pentz. In our last term we saw Marvin Fassett, Paul Lenox, Thomas Alexander, and Richard Boyd take the oath which raised them to the Honor Society. We believe our class has been well represented and we feel very proud of our members. 4D Columns Sanitary 1933 43 Allen Hall The teas and parties that we knew, The folks we learned to know, To roommates, hallmates, every one, The good old radio ; The good piano stands there still Within our memory all, To each and every memory A column—Allen Hall. Many years after we leave Girard we shall look back with fond memories to our short stay as Seniors in Allen Hall. Here more than elsewhere our social habits were developed. Under the direc¬ tion of Mrs. Zarella teas were given to bring us into closer contact with our many teachers and officers. Another feature of our social life came in the form of house parties. We had three of these parties—at Hallowe’en, at Thanksgiving, and at Christmas. We thank Mr. and Mrs. Zarella for making them a success and so pleasant in their informality and good fellowship. Besides our social training we shall remember also the good times we had singing together by the piano (even though we were off key), and the many hours we spent in our rooms telling of our exper¬ iences of the present day or recalling the fun we had in West End or Good Friends. There’s still much more in every heart That we could say now — e’er we part. 44 Columns TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATING CLASS: So you are about to leave Girard College and this book is to epitomize your life and work in this school! Memory is fleeting; incidents, episodes, people are easily forgotten. It is well that you are putting in permanent form a record of what you did, how you looked, to what you aspired, what your asso¬ ciations were. But after all, young men, the time will come when you turn the leaves of this book with a quiet smile of indulgence and apology. You will not want to be judged solely by this record. You will feel that it barely intimates the place and status that by that time you will have assumed in the economic and social life of your community. Yet, it is a record, a valuable one, one you really will cherish, and may you look at it often and think kindly of your associates, speak affectionately of those who labored with you, pay due respect and regard to those influences that made it poss¬ ible for you to attain a high standard of accomplishment. I do not want you to think for a moment that we will not miss you. Every class that leaves Girard College makes its impression on the instititution. As you come back year after year you will find a hearty welcome both on the part of those who knew you and from those who will be directing the work and the life of Girard College. God bless you, young men, and make you useful, self- respecting, and helpful members of society. D. Montfort Melchior. January 1939 45 Hours fly Flowers die New days New Ways Pass by — Love stays. JVutogntpljs f laqur CONTENTS Title. 1 Illustration. 2 Dedication . 3 Illustration. 4 Stephen Girard—Founder. 5 Who’s Who in June 1939 . 7 Administration and Honors. 8 The Class. 9 Distinguished . 25 In Memoriam. 26 Appreciation. 27 Class Plaque. 28 Activities. 29 National Honor Society. 30 Battalion. 31 Music. 32 Press . 33 Social. 34 Trips . 36 Stage . 38 Sports . 39 G Page. 40 Allen Hall. 42 Letter. 43 Epilogue . 44 Views of Girard. 45 THE STAFF « Editor-in-chief, James J. Malloy Assistant Editors Robert E. Reinhard Walter H. J. Williams Vincent Roba William J. Crowley Art Editor, Walter J. Costello Assistant Art Editor, Harold Preiksat Photography Editor, John S. Burke Surely, if the immortal dead, serene with the wisdom of Eternity are not above all joy and pride, he must feel a thrill to know that no mariner or merchant ever sent forth a venture upon unknown seas which came back with richer cargoes or in statelier ships .—Honorable Thomas B. Reed JUNE 1939 Soon memory ' ll sink upon her knees As we go looking back, No pages shall we oftener scan Than these now in THE PLAQUE. Here faces of the Class now glow, We ' ve grown to love them dearly; Qod bless them as they travel on, They ' ll sense our feelings clearly. So now, dear friends, read these last lines, In this, our final act, A humble tribute’s paid to you Emblazoned in THE PLAQUE. This Senior Class Record is pub¬ lished twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced en¬ tirely in the Girard College Print Shop, Philadelphia. 2 ©Ijp laqur Sunr 1939 3 In Behalf of the Class of June 1939 The Editors Respectfully Dedicate The Plaque to John C. Donecker Assistant to the President of Girard College A hummer’s a hummer, and a pal is a pal, They make of Girard many joys; But if you are seeking a mine of pure gold It’s here in this friend of our boys, He’s kind, above board, he’s efficiency plus, We envy him each little knack; He deserves, oh, far more, from each one of us, Than the first honor page of THE PLAQUE. 4 (EIjp $laqur WEN Clfi 4 0 FOUNDER V 1750 BORN NEAR BORDEAUX,FRANCE,MAY 20™ i 1776 ARRIVED AT PHILADELPHIA | 1777 MARRIED TO MARY LUMM, JUNE 6™ 1778 OATH OF ALLEGIANCE.OCTOBER 27™ 1791 BIRTH AND DEATH ONLY CHILD, MARY CIRARD 1793 SUPERINTENDED PEST HOUSE DURINC YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC 1795 BUILT WATER ST.RESIDENCE AND WAREHOUSE 1802 Elected to select councils, oct 12 ™ 1807 PURCHASED BLOCK GROUND H™I2! H MARKET AND CHESTNUT STS..JULY I ' 1812 PURCHASED PROPERTY U.S.BANK.JUNE 24 ,H 1812 FOUNDED BANK OF STEPHEN CIRARD 1813 LARGE SUBSCRIBER TO U.S.BONDS 1815 DEATH OF MRS. CIRARD, SEPT. 13™ 1816 APPOINTED DIRECTOR,SECOND U.S.BANK 1830 SICNED WILL.FEBRUARY I6 TH 1831 PURCHASED SITE OF CIRARD COLLEGE. (PEEL HALL FARM), JUNE 6™ l$3l DIED DEC.26T”AGED 81 YEARS. 7 MOS. 1831 INTERRED AT HOLY TRINITY R.C.CHURCH 1851 BODY TAKEN TO CIRARD COLLEGE.SEPT. 30™ 3)unr 1939 5 STEPHEN GIRARD—FOUNDER blow pause with us; again look back And trace the meaning of this plaque. (On the west wall of the High School Assembly Room) May 20, 1750. Near the city of Bordeaux, France, Stephen Girard was born. The oldest son, and second of ten children, born to Pierre Girard and his first wife, the lad may have inherited much of the spirit of his father who had been a merchant and a naval officer. At the tender age of fourteen the lad shipped as cabin boy on a trading ship and thus embarked upon one of the most picturesque and adventuresome life cruises we have ever read about. In May, 1776, this young man found himself in Delaware Bay on L’ Aimable Louise, a trading ship of which he was part owner. Bound for New York he felt it wise to dash for the nearest port. Some say he turned the course of his ship sudden¬ ly to Philadelphia to avoid the British blockade of New York Harbor; others claim that during a furious storm he found it necessary to dump part of his cargo and all but enough fresh water to last his crew till he made the nearest port. Like the majority of visitors who come to our great city, he liked it, a nd in consequence sold his small share in the vessel and opened a small store on Water Street. On June 6, 1777, he married the daughter of a ship builder who built him The Water Witch, a boat with which Stephen Girard carried on trade far and wide during the Revolution. In all he came to own eighteen such vessels. There was no question about Girard’s deep love for his adopted country from the first. On October 27 , 1778 , he embraced Democracy by taking the oath of alleg¬ iance to the State of Pennsylvania and to the United States of America. 1791. Mary Girard was born but died in infancy. By September 15, 1793, Stephen Girard’s love for Philadelphia was deeply rooted. On this day, with Peter Helm, instead of running from his fever-ridden city as hundreds had done, he volunteered to take charge of the Bush Hill Hospital where he actually nursed yellow fever sufferers himself. No menial or dangerous task was too unbecoming the gentleman for him to perform with his own hands. Another plaque on the west wall of the High School Assembly Room commemorates this man’s “courageous conduct. His magnanimity merits admiration and honor from the citizens of Philadelphia forevermore.” 1795. Auspicious for our benefactor who not only built his Water Street res¬ idence and a warehouse in this year but also launched the first of his “philosopher” ships —The Voltaire. From all quarters he had won respect as a “prominent Philadel¬ phian.” October 12, 1802. As evidence of how well he maintained it, we see him in this year elected to the Select Councils. On July 1, 1807, Mr. Girard purchased the square in Philadelphia bounded by Chestnut, Market, Eleventh, and Twelfth Streets. This indicates his increasingly good fortune in business and possibly that he conceived the founding of the College as early as this date. It was less than a year before he died that he changed the College location to its present site. yJhr paqur On June 24, 1812, The United States Bank in Philadelphia failed to secure a new charter. Its stockholders appointed trustees to close out its affairs, sell its prop¬ erty and assets, and transfer its business to a new party, if possible. Stephen Girard purchased these holdings and established the “Bank of Stephen Girard.” On April 7, 1813, our Government found it impossible to sell all of a sixteen million dollar bond issue, the funds from which it sorely needed to settle accounts with the British in the War of 1812. Mr. Girard subscribed for over seven millions of this issue and has been recognized since as the financier who did for his coun¬ try in this war what Robert Morris did for it during the Revolution. September 13, 1815. After twenty-five years of hospitalization Mrs. Girard passed away. Her patient husband had known “the worst of bereavements.” Near the middle of the year 1816 the Treasury Department at Washington appointed Stephen Girard with others to receive subscriptions for the stock of the Second United States Bank. His associates appointed him President of this com¬ mission. He purchased himself the unsold balance of the stock. Here again he evinced undying faith in the future of his new and struggling nation. February 16,1830 marks the signing of his last will and testament. In the last codicil, signed on June 20, 1831, he changed the proposed location of the College to Peel Hall Farm. On December 26, 1831, he passed away. The remains lie in a beautiful sarcoph¬ agus in the south vestibule of Founder’s Hall, Girard College. Standing just be¬ fore this marble vault is the impre ssive statue of the Benefactor as sculptured by N. Gevelot in Paris, France. Another, in bronze, faces the west from the Broad Street side of Reyburn Plaza, Philadelphia. The College itself, these monuments, and the testimony of thousands of living Girardians commemorate the life and noble deeds of one of the greatest humanitarians on the Honor Roll of the foremost democratic nation in the world. 3) uup 1939 r WHO’S WHO IN JUNE 1939 Most Likely to Succeed Most Serious Minded Most Friendly Best Looking Quietest Class Cynic Most Eccentric Best Musician Happiest - Most Bashful Best Line - Will be Married First Best Dancer Most Pull Most Talkative Funniest - Best Athlete Neatest Dresser Most Typical " Hummer” Most Popular Most Studious Biggest and Widest Smile Robert Reinhard Robert Reinhard Louis Ferrero Robert Witmer - David Malloch Samuel H. Cleff Edward Carbrey Robert Sultzbach - Louis Ferrero - David Malloch - Walter Miller Edward Gurt - James Cascardo Walter Miller Walter Miller Eberhard Dieterle - Vincent Castor William Green Richard Irvin Walter Simmers James Cascardo Robert Reinhard JFbr JJlaqup J-l Witmer Simmers Edelmayer Cleff S-l Simmers Green Cleff Edelmayer Valedictorian Salutatorian Third Honor President Vice-President Secretary - Treasurer President CLASS ADMINISRATION J-2 President .... Green .Vice-President .... Witmer Secretary .... Edelmayer . Treasurer .... W. Williams S-2 . President ..... Simmers Vice-President ..... Castor . Secretary .... Edelmayer Treasurer .... Reinhard CLASS HONOR MEN Robert E. Reinhard James J. Malloy Samuel H. Cleff NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Robert E. Reinhard Walter N. Simmers Vincent W. Roba STUDENT COUNCIL Samuel H. Cleff CONFERENCE COMMITTEE William Edelmayer ATHLETIC COUNCIL Vincent Castor Sane 1939 9 CLASS OF JUNE 1939 ID abr fUaqttr W ,3— 4G WALTER N. SIMMERS (Sim ) 53 S. Rock St., Shamokin. Pa. Pre s, of Class. S-l, S-2; Vice-Pres. of Class. J-l: Yice-Pres. Social Studies Club, 1-2: Yice-Pres. Com! Gub, S-l to S-2; Baseball. ' 38. ' 39; Captain Baseball Team. ' 39; Ass’t Chair¬ man, Candy Trade. ' 39; Xat ' l Honor Society, S-l to S-2; V ice- Pres. Xat ' l Honor Society. S-2; Commencement Record Staff. S-2: President. Ambition: Success and happiness. We cannot attribute Sim’s success to any one trait. He can best l e described by mentioning a few of his many nicknames. He’s “The Governor” when aeting as class administrator. “Sunshine. " in daily life, and just plain “Sims’’ on the base¬ ball diamond. VINCENT CASTOR (Vince) 260 Minor St., Bristol. Pa. Yice-Pres. Graduating Class; Vice-Pres. Social Studies Club. S-2; Athletic Member. S-l to S-2; Student Council, J-2; Glee Gub, S-l to S-2 Track. ' 38 to ’39; Soccer, ‘38; Holder of Discus Record; Vice-President. Ambition: To be a master machinist. Vince’s popularity originated in his athlelie endeavors. His gracefulness on the spring-board, Myronic coordination as a discobolus, and sturdy spirit on the soccer field make him our outstanding athlete. We feel sure that Vince will rise to the top in all his undertakings. 3ht«r 1939 11 ROBERT E. REINHARD (Speed) 331 Walnut St., Spring City, Pa. 1st Prize, Manual Arts, 6A; Chess Team, ’37, ’38, ’39; 3rd Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Student Council, J-l and J-2; Secy. Student Council, J-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Supply Sergeant, Battalion, S-l; Nat’l Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Pres. Nat’l Honor Society, S-2; Pres. Journalists’ Club, S-2; Journalists’ Club, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Pres. Glee Club, S-2; Track, ’38, ’39; Treasurer of Class, S-2; Sports Editor, Girard News, S-2; Commencement Record Staff, S-2; Valedictorian. Ambition: To be a West Point cadet. Here he is! There he goes! No one has ever been able to overtake Speed in scholarship or on the cinder path. He has easily and competently hurdled all the obstacles that have come before him. What a combination of brain and brazen! JAMES J. MALLOY (Reds) 6003 Hazelhurst Road, Philadelphia,Pa. 1st Prize, Washington Essay, S-l; Track, ’37, ’38, ' 39; Vice- Pres. Journalists’ Club, S-2; Captain Co. ‘•D,’’ S-2; Business Mgr. Class, S-l; Editor-in-chief of Commencement Record S-2: G.rard Nezos. News Editor, S-2; Conference Committee Member, S-l; Student Council Member, J-l; Glee Club 1-’ to S-2; Silver Shorthand Pin, J-l; Nat’l Honor Society’s-? Salutatonan. Ambition: To be a soldier of misfortune. Off the campus Reds is a Don Juan extraordinary with the girls On campus he is Don Quixote though he is not as fero¬ cious as he sounded. If Reds leaps as high in business as he (toes in pole vaulting, he will have few windmills to fight. SAMUEL H. CLEFF (Sam) 2554 N. Newkirk St., Philadelphia, Pa. Treasurer, J-l; Business Manager, J-2; Secy., S-l; Literary Club, J-l to S-2; Editor-in-chief, Girard Magazine, S-2; Yice-Pres. Student Council, S-l; Pres. Student Council, S-2; Lieutenant Co. " D,” J-2 to S-l; Conference Committee, J-2 to S-l; 2nd Prize, Washington Essay. Ambition: To be a criminal lawyer. Sam was always a good sport. His outstanding record as a leader and scholar speaks for itself. Among students and teachers he was known for his perseverance and frankness. His ' cast supply of -varied knowledge should be of great aid to him in his assault on the citadel which we speak of as “Success. " WILLIAM H. EDELMAYER (Bill) 1819 Dallas Road, Philadelphia, Pa. Secy, of class, J-l, J-2, S-2; Treasurer of class, S-l; Journal¬ ists ' Club, J-2 to S-2; Secy. Journalists’ Club, S-2; Lieutenant, Co. “B,” S-l; Conference Committee, S-l to S-2; Feature Editor, Girard News, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Ambition: Designing and Architectural Drafting. Bill’s all-around achiezemenis have indeed been meritorious. He excelled as a chemist, draftsman, and News editor, while his enthusiastic services as class secretary demand our heart¬ iest appreciation. 10 (Eljr Plaqur WALTER N. SIMMERS (Sims) 53 S. Rock St., Shamokin, Pa. Pres, of Class, S-l, S-2; Vice-Pres. of Class, J-l; Vice-Pres. Social Studies Club, J-2; Vice-Pres. Com’l Club, S-l to S-2; Baseball, ’38, ’39; Captain Baseball Team, ’39; Ass’t Chair¬ man, Candy Trade, ’39; Nat’l Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Vice- Pres. Nat’l Honor Society, S-2; Commencement Record Staff, S-2; President. Ambition: Success and happiness. We cannot attribute Sim’s success to any one trait. He can best be described by mentioning a few of his many nicknames. He’s “The Governor " when acting as class administrator, “Sunshine,” in daily life, and just plain “Sims” on the base¬ ball diamond. I VINCENT CASTOR (Vince) 260 Minor St., Bristol, Pa. Vice-Pres. Graduating Class; Vice-Pres. Social Studies Club, S-2; Athletic Member, S-l to S-2; Student Council, J-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Track, ’38 to ' 39; Soccer, ’38; Holder of Discus Record; Vice-President. Ambition; To be a master machinist. Vince ' s popularity originated in his athletic endeavors. His gracefulness on the spring-board, Myronic coordination as a discobolus, and sturdy spirit on the soccer field make him our outstanding athlete. We feel sure that Vince will rise to the top in all his undertakings. JJitttr 1933 ROBERT E. REINHARD (Speed) 331 Walnut St., Spring City, Pa. 1st Prize, Manual Arts, 6A; Chess Team, ’37, ’38, ’39; 3rd Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Student Council, J-l and J-2; Secy. Student Council, J-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Supply Sergeant, Battalion, S-l; Nat ' l Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Pres. Nat’l Honor Society, S-2; Pres. Journalists ' Club, S-2; Journalists’ Club, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Pres. Glee Club, S-2; Track, ’38, ’39; Treasurer of Class, S-2; Sports Editor, Girard News, S-2; Commencement Record Staff, S-2; Valedictorian. Ambition: To be a West Point cadet. Here he is! There he goes! No one has ever been able to overtake Speed in scholarship or on the cinder path. He has easily and competently hurdled all the obstacles that have come before him. What a combination of brain and brawn! JAMES J. MALLOY (Reds) 6003 Hazelhurst Road, Philadelphia,Pa. 1st Prize, Washington Essay, S-l; Track, ’37, ’38, ’39- Vice- Pres. Journalists’ Club, S-2; Captain Co. “D,’’ S-2; Business Mgr. Class, S-l; Editor-in-chief of Commencement Record S; 2: Girard News, News Editor, S-2; Conference Committee Member, S-l; Student Council Member, J-l- Glee Club J-2 to S-2; Silver Shorthand Pin, J-l; Nat’l Honor Society, ' S-2 balutatorian. Ambition: To be a soldier of misfortune. Off the campus Reds is a Don Juan extraordinary with the girls On campus he ts Don Quixote though he is not as fero¬ cious as he sounded. If Reds leaps as high in business as he docs in pole vaulting, he will have fezv windmills to fight. SAMUEL H. CLEFF (Sam) 2554 N. Newkirk St., Philadelphia, Pa. Treasurer, J-l; Business Manager, J-2; Secy., S-l; Literary Club, J-l to S-2; Editor-in-chief, Girard Magazine, S-2; Vice-Pres. Student Council, S-l; Pres. Student Council, S-2; Lieutenant Co. “D, " J-2 to S-l; Conference Committee, J-2 to S-l; 2nd Prize, Washington Essay. Ambition: To be a criminal lawyer. Sam was always a good sport. His outstanding record as a leader and scholar speaks for itself. Among students and teachers he was known for his perseverance and frankness. His vast supply of -varied knowledge should be of great aid to him in his assault on the citadel which we speak of as " Success. " WILLIAM H. EDELMAYER (Bill) 1819 Dallas Road, Philadelphia, Pa. Secy, of class, J-l, J-2, S-2; Treasurer of class, S-l; Journal¬ ists’ Club, J-2 to S-2; Secy. Journalists’ Club, S-2; Lieutenant, Co. “B,” S-l; Conference Committee, S-l to S-2; Feature Editor, Girard News, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Ambition: Designing and Architectural Drafting. Bill ' s all-around achievements have indeed been meritorious. He excelled as a chemist, draftsman, and News editor, while his enthusiastic services as class secretary demand our heart¬ iest appreciation. 12 ipiaqur RALPH T. ANGSTADT (Ralph) R.F.D. No. 1, Fleetwood, Pa. Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Ass’t Student Leader of Orchestra, S-2. Ambition: Electrical Engineering. If Ralph wasn’t fixing a radio, or otherwise applying his elec¬ trical skill, he was usually found strumming his guitar or man¬ dolin, or harmonising vocally with the other second-floor minstrels. We had in Ralph a typical Dutchman: sincere and likable, and with a fondness for the lighter things of life. JOHN ANTONI (Tony) 2411 E. Clearfield St., Philadelphia, Pa. Soccer, ’38; Track, ’39; Secy. Foundry Club, S-l; Junior Life Saving Certificate, ' 38. Ambition: To go to college. If " Tony” goes as far in his life ivork as he can hit a ball, his success will be unbounded. May his career be like the metal he pours in the foundry—quite brilliant. NICHOLAS BOJANIC (Nick) 840 S. Second St., Steelton, Pa. Band, 7A to S-l ; Orchestra, 2-2 to J-l Sergeant, Band ; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; U. of P. Summer Band; Basketball, 37, ’38, ’39. Ambition: To get a job in the Bell Telephone Company and rise in office while employed there, or become an electrician s helper. “There was ease in Casey’s manner as he stepped into his place There was pride in Casey’s bearing and a smile on Casey’s Smiliiig his way through Girard, Nick teas always available as a fourth at bridge or a bass in a riotous quartet, and we feel sure that he will take his place in life zvith no small degree of ease, dignity, and assurance. JOHN S. BURKE (Bucky) 312 W. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, Pa. Secy. Camera Club, J-l; Secy. Social Studies Club, S-l; Photo¬ graphy Editor, Commencement Record; Sergeant of Battal¬ ion, J-2 to S-2. Ambition: Electrical Engineering. Bucky is the type dependable in friendship, on the athletic field, and in school. His ease in eloquence with everyone will always stand him in good stead, and his mastery of electricity assures him of success. June 1939 13 JOHN CAMPBELL (Soup) 142 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 1st Prize Penmanship, 2-2; 1st Prize Safety Essay, 2-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Nat’l Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Senior Color Sergeant, Battalion, S-2. Ambition: To succeed. To " Soup” was entrusted the care of “Old Glory” when on parade or drill. Such a good job did he make of it that wc would not hesitate to trust anything to him. As a promising bookkeeper, “Soup " possesses that somewhat rare trait of trustworthiness so necessary in an auditor. NUNZIO J. CANAL1CHlO (Nunz) 1527 Porter St., Philadelphia, Pa. Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Lieutenant of Band; VSce-Pres. Pattern Club, S-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Nat’l Honor Society, S-2. Ambition: To be a physician worthy of the title. A funs has been one of the class’ most versatile musicians. He and his clarinet were indeed assets to the band and orchestra, while his vocal version of " Fats” Waller ' s " Hold Tight” went i long ways in dismissing ever forget that? ■ “Quarantine Blues.” Can we EDWARD A. CARBREY (Ed) 868 E. Cornwall St., Philadelphia, Pa. Pres. Naturalists’ Club, J-2; Student Leader, Orchestra, S-2; Librarian, Orchestra, J-2; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Junior Life Saving Ce rtificate. Ambition: To become a veterinary and an expert musician. Ed is one of the class’ outstanding musicians. Whether playing a concerto on his cello or experimenting in the Chem¬ istry Lab., Ed worked diligently and achieved his purpose. We feel sure that these qualities will make him the success he aspires to secure. JOHN CARUSO (Caru.) 1424 S. Hicks St., Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Ambition: To be a professional player in sports. John’s life is a life of sports. If he wasn’t giving his worth for dear old Girard on the soccer field, he was our indoor sport champ in ping pong, caroms, and cards. Loyal to friend, foe, and to the “only one,” John never gave up what he had begun. 14 QJbr iJlaqur JAMES CASCARDO (Jim) 1318 S. Fifth St., Philadelphia, Pa. Silver Typing Pin; Cast: Christinas Carol ; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Band, 7 A to S-2; Sergeant, Band; Girard Magazine, Variety Editor; Track, ’38 to ’39; Junior and Senior Life Saving Pin and Emblem; Silver and Gold Shorthand Pins. Ambition: To be a shorthand teacher. Jim’s a hard worker. Whatever he received he ivorked hard to get. His main objective was to become an honor man of the class. Among his other interests were literature, writing, reading, music, dancing, track, gymnastics, and swimming. Versatile, eh? GUY W. CLOKEY (Guy) 617 W. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. President of Italian Club, S-2. Ambition: To be a successful printer. We sought long for suitable adjectives to describe him, but ive can only liken Guy to a bottle of champagne — effervescent. His jovial smile and genial personality delight the whole class. WALTER J. COSTELLO (Baldo) 2211 Bridge St., Philadelphia, Pa. Special Art Prize, ' 37; Pres. Art Club, S-2; Art Editor, Girard Neivs, S-2; Art Editor, Commencement Record; Track, ’39. Ambition: To become a commercial artist. When there is art work to be done, Baldo is the man to do it. Through his drawings he expresses the cheerful and jolly ways that have made him the class jester. WILLIAM J. CROWLEY (Bill) 736 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Nat’l Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Editor-in-chief, Girard News, S-2; Captain Co. “C,” S-2; Tennis Team, ’39; Mgr. Tennis Team, ’39; Journalists’ Club, J-2 to S-2; Commencement Record Staff. Ambition: To be a newspaper editor. Directing the News could have been in no better hands than Bill ' s. His earnest efforts in behalf of the paper made stand¬ ards for succeeding editors to observe and follow. Bill ' s pur¬ suit is rightfully journalistic. 31 unr 1939 15 VICTOR D’AMBROSIO (Vic) _ 1316 Jackson St., Philadelphia, Pa. Secy. Italian Club, S-2. Ambition: To make good in business. In Vic we had a rather shy, studious fellow who, among friends, shed his veneer and kept their spirits high with his wit and wisdom. Vic appeared always willing to lend a hand where help was needed. ANTHONY D’ARGENIO (Tony) 509 N. 8th St., Allentown, Pa. Sergeant, Co. “C;” Vice-Pres. Foundry Club; Soccer, ’38; Baseball, ’39; Basketball, ’37, ’38, ’39; Guidon Co. “C.” Ambition: To live a happy and peaceful life. Tony was called in from the outfield to catch for Girard. It was an unexpected call, and the position was neiv to him, but Tony adjusted himself to the difficult task. That’s the way with him. He makes himself like what he’s doing, and doesn’t merely hope for what he’d like to do. MICHAEL R. D1 MEO (Mike) 910 Dudley St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: Will try anything once. Mike, quiet and unobstructive at most times, really went to working at his drafting desk and made quite a name for himself. Remember his workmanship on the " Marseillaise” and the class song? EBERHARD DIETERLE (Tick) 704 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa. 2nd Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Vice-Pres. Dramatic Club, J-2 to S-l; Pres. Dramatic Club, S-2; Cast: Dickens’ Christmas Carol; Cast: Nicholas Nickleby; Cast: Journey ' s End; Award of Merit Cultural Oympics, ’38; Track, ’37 and ’39; Soccer, ’38; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secy. Glee Club, S-2; Conference Committee, S-2. Ambition: Soldier of fortune. Tick has built for himself an enviable record in dramatics which, when coupled with his achievements in track and singing, make him well worth knowing. Zbe Jlaqnp IB PAUL L. EDWARDS (Eddy) 20 W. Lloyd St., Shenendoah, Pa. Track, ’38, ’39. Ambition: Architect. Taking a chance in crossword contests, meeting and thinking of girls were Ed’s favorite pastimes. If Ed failed he tried again. No goal is beyond him. FRANCESCO EZZI (Frank) 1213 Christian St., Philadelphia. Pa. Ambition: To succeed as a stenographer. Continually bored with goings-on, Frank ' s watchword was a drowsy, " ho-hum.” But don’t let that fool you. He is, behind his bored appearance, the life of any party. He did not have any powers rating him the genius, but he studied hard and served as a good example for his less ambitious roommates. We hope that the ambition and stick-to-itweness that he cultivated at Girard will sen e him well in later life. LOUIS FERRERO (Louie) 17C Panama St., Pittston, Pa. Secy. Carpentry Club, J-l to S-2; Track, ' 38. Ambition: To be an expert cabinet-maker. The saying, ‘‘All good things come in small packages,” is par¬ ticularly erroneous .n this case. Every ounce of Louie ' s two- hundred odd pounds represents some favor he has done for one of his many friends. His steady “plugging” and determination have won our admiration. WALTER GAS KILL (Googs) 4749 “B” St., Philadelphia, Pa. Band, 1-1 to S-2; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2; Librarian, Music Club, S-l; Pres. Music Club, S-2; U. of P. Summer Band; 1st Lieu¬ tenant, Band, S-2. Ambition: Dentistry. Walt is our sentimental gentleman of swing—a future Tommy Dorsey. When not stringing it on his ‘ Slush-pump’’ he ' s offering his musical talent to the band. Stick to the trombone. Walt, and your efforts will be rewarded. 3mtr 1939 If ROBERT W. GEIGER (Bob) 1438 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Track, ’38, ’39; Vice-Pres. Social Studies Club, S-l. Ambition: To make the most of what opportunities I have. If Bob aims as high and succeeds as well in life as in his high- jumping efforts, there is absolutely nothing to keep him down. Even that English condition finally fell before Bob’s determined and persistent assaults. WILLIAM N. GREEN (Bill) 1422 W. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. President of Gass, J-2; Vice-Pres. of Gass, S-l; Soccer, ’38; Basketball, ’38 to ’39; Captain, Basketball team, ' 39; Track, ' 39; Athletic Committee, S-l. Ambition: To have a whole Navy of Friend Ships. Bill, ever modest and unassuming, came to the front in athletics -where his talents were excel led by few. He is a leader of whom we are justly proud. His friendship we value highly. Bill is one -who will not be forgotten in the passing of years. EDWARD L. GURT (Ed) Pine Cottage, Rosemont, Pa. Track, ’39; Soccer, ’39; Pres. Carpentry Club, S-l; Vice-Pres. Carpentry Gub, S-2. Ambition: To go to a technical school and become an engineer. We shall always think of Ed in connection ' with the many beautiful girls he drew. His experience with the fairer sex was not limited to art. Ed could ahvays maintain an enthus¬ iastic audience ivhen relating his Casanovian tales. ELWOOD HARDINGER (Hardy) 769 E. State St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ass’t Basketball Mgr., ’37 to ’38; Basketball Mgr., ’38 to ’39. Ambition: To become a master patternmaker. Hardy ' s combination of curly hair and brown eyes suggest Charlie McCarthy. Like Bergen’s protege, Boo is ahvays care¬ free and constantly using his own brand of original humor which is synonymous with his mottoes “Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and you cry alone.’’ QJJjp $lariup FRANCIS G. HARGY (Hig ) 7 St. Asaph Road, Bala Cynwynd, Pa. Basketball, ’37, ' 38, ’39; Baseball, ’39; Guidon, Co. “C.” Ambition: To get into the field of aviation. " Paging grease-monkey Higs (Oh! Pardon its!) We mean precision-man Frank! ' ' His enthusiastic work in the ‘Hum’ auto shop should provide Higs with a splendid background for a career as a skilled airplane mechanic. He well deserves to make good. HORACE R. HEEBNER (Don) 4334 Mitchell St., Philadelphia, Pa. Track, ' 39. Ambition: To become an aviator in the service of the U.S.N. Don’s steady plugging at the half-mile is largely responsible for the brilliant results he turned out on the tennis court...To succeed, he need only apply his characteristic spirit to the more serious game of life. RICHARD IRVIN (Dick) Kennett Square, Pa. Basketball, ' 37, ’38, ’39; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-Pres. Glee Club, S-2; Secy. Naturalists Club, J-2; Pres. Social Studies Club, S-2. Ambition: Designer. " Tall, dark, and handsome ' ' is the best way to describe Dick. He uses his height to a great advantage in basketball, and hts darkness, handsomeness, and ease in getting along ivith others made him the center of attraction at the class dances. What a sense of humor, too! ALBERT LONGO (Al) 31 E. Merchant St., Audubon, N.J. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Track, ’38 to ’39; Vice-Pres. Art Club, S-2; Silver Typing Pin, S-l; Silver and Gold Shorthand Pins. S-2.’ Ambition: Commercial Artist. Al is the kind of a fellow everybody likes. On the field o t athletic endeavor he might well be called, " Albert, Cocur dc Lion,’’ and off that field— " Albert, Coeur cfor.” Smtp 1939 19 thomas j. McDonnell (Mac) 4024 Baring St., Philadelphia, Pa. Singing Prize, 1-1; Ass’t Baseball Mgr., ' 38. Ambition: To get along with everyone. Mac, because of his stature, was dubbed the class infant. He teas not handicapped, however, as manager of the baseball squad, for he did a very commendable job. So may it always be icith our Mac! DAVID W. MALLOCH (Dave) 131 E. Harding Ave., Morrisville, Pa. Ambition: To get ahead in the automobile field. Dave lives in a ivorld of automobiles, motors, and Diesel engines, oblivious of his immediate surrounding. His recog¬ nised ability and natural talent should lead him far in auto¬ mobile designing, his chosen vocation. EMIL J. MESLO (Emil) 1959 74th Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Adjutant of Battalion, S-2; Nat’l Honor Society, S-2. Ambition: To be a patternmaker in the Navy Yard. Bashful and ill at ease with the ladies, yet Emil should find no handicap. His tenor voice and engaging smile will solve all problems for him. JOSEPH A. MICKLUS (Mic) 5414 Regent St. Philadelphia, Pa. Silver Shorthand Pin, S-2. Ambition: To be a success. The farther away most things are from a person, the smaller they seem. Such is the law of perspective. It is an apt one in this case for only those close to Mic truly appreciate his quiet friendliness. We commend his Spanish though we can ’t understand it 20 uJhr $laqur WALTER Q. MILLER (Walt) 4541 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Swimming, ’38-’39; Co-Captain Swim¬ ming Team, ’39; Member of 160-yard relay record breaking team. Ambition: To be a successful painter and sometime own his own shop. A victory for the swimming team was a victory and a new friendship for Walt. He kept his friendships through the mail. His greatest delight was to write and receive correspondence from many friends. JOHN NOLAN (Jack) 74 N. Market St., Mt. Carmel, Pa. Band, 1-1 to S-2; Sergeant, Band, S-2; Student Council, S-l to S-2; Secy. Music Club, S-l; Pres. Carpentry Club, S-2; Baseball, ’38, ’39. Ambition: To keep away from the fair ones. In Girard, Jack was active in intramural basketball and soccer, and in varsity baseball. His indefatigable leadership often led his quintet to victory on the court. Jack’s ambition is hard to visualise but his good looks and charming manner make him the object of every one’s affection. MICHAEL J. O’DONNELL (Micky) 3708 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, Pa. Mgr. Swimming Team, ’38 to ’39; 2nd Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2. Ambition: To get along in life. Mickey, like the true Irishman he is, represents the lighter and brighter side of the Class. Although many of us don’t realise it, Mickey is quite popular with the girls. It took more than the quarantine to thwart his romantic activities. EDWARD C. ORCHARD (Chub) 1848 E. Somerset St., Philadelphia, Pa. Pres. Com’l Club, S-2; Manager, Soccer Team, ’38; Senior Life Saving Certificate, J-2. Ambition: To become an efficient accountant. " His eyes, how they twinkled. His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses His nose like a cherry.” Chub’s greatest assets are his frankness and willingness to help others. His appearance in any group is as welcome as the sun on a rainy ' day. Sum 1939 31 MELVIN R. PASKMAN (Mel) 1419 W. Ontario St., Philadelphia, Pa. Lieutenant, Co. “A,” S-2; Mgr. Track Team, ’39; Chairman Candy Trade, S-2. Ambition: To become a C. P. A. and go into business for myself. With his cherubic smile Mel is sure to charm many on his way to the top. Since he aims to be an accountant, he’ll learn soon enough that you can ' t charm all figures. JOHN PIRA1NO (John) 3020 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To become an industrial magnate John’s moods are as changeable as the weather. One minute he is calm and the next he’s the storm. John was never happier than when in the machine shop where his constant perseverance has prepared him to meet the problems of the world. HAROLD G. PRE1KSAT (Preg) 312 E. Louden St., Philadelphia, Pa. Soccer, ' 38; Pres. Chemistry Club, S-2; Ass’t Art Editor, Commencement Record Staff, S-2. Ambition: To be a successful draftsman. Jeep has as many friends as a dog has fleas, but he never lets anything “itch” him. He just calmly lies down and cuts out a linoleum block to the songs of Artie Shaw and is contented. His indolence disappeared when he became a two-fisted goal tender for Girard. Then he displayed his inner self, that self that will bring him success in the cruel world. ADOLPH RECCH1UTI (Rick) 3000 N. 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Silver Shorthand Pin; Junior Life Saving Pin and Emblem. Ambition: To be a business executive. Rick’s an all-around man. He’s not exceptionally outstanding in any particular characteristic, but good in all. A friendly manner, cooperation, and ready helpfulness gained Rick many friends ivhom he will always remember. These will leave him forever in our memories. 22 Uibr }Jluqur VINCENT W. ROBA (Vince) 2506 Aspen St., Philadelphia, Pa. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Nat’l Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Secy, and Treasurer, Nat’l Honor Society, S-2; Secy. Social Studies Club, S-2; Cast: Nicholas Nickleby ; Baseball, ’39; Managing Editor of Commencement Record. Ambition: To succeed as a business man. When not studying or performing on the athletic field, Ropes is spreading his warm touch of friendship to his many friends. He will always remember the friends he has acquired here at Girard; likewise, we feel sure that it will be impossible to forget him. ALFRED SCHIAVINO (Al) 600 11th St., Hammonton, N. J. Band, 7 A to S-2; 2nd Lieutenant, Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secy. Commercial Club, S-2; Baseball, ’39. Ambition: To become a skilled stenographer. AVs skill with the clarinet is rivalled only by his speed and ability in writing shorthand. As a stenographer he should succeed, according to appearances. JACK R. SEIVERLING (Jack) 165 Church Ave., Ephrata, Pa. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Librarian, Glee Club, S-2; Soccer, ’38; Baseball, ’39; 2nd Prize, Individual Competitive Drill, J-l. Ambition: To become an expert machinist. We all desired Jack’s friendly personality. The effortless ways by which he put others at ease account for his numerous friends. His warm greetings will long be remembered. Jack also was greatly admired by his teammates and opponents on the baseball diamond. WARREN G. SMELTZER (Midnile) 602 Main St., Bressler, Pa. Ambition: To be a precision man in automobile production. " Midnite” may be a bit dark on the outer surface, but he ' s “white " inside. His friendly manner has found its way into the hearts of his classmates. We hope some _ day he will put Bressler on the map because zve zvoutd all like to knozv just where it is. aiunr 1939 23 ROBERT L. SULTZBACH (Snuffy) 3 S. Wells Ave., Glenolden, Pa. Band. 7 A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Student Leader, Band, S-2; Captain, Band, S-2; Cast: Journeys End; Secy. Social Studies Club, J-2; 2nd Prize Penmanship Contest, 2-2. Ambition : To go to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Some people just blow bubbles but “Snuffy ” certainly gets a lot more out of his trumpet. As a promising young steno¬ grapher, “ Snuffy ” should be able to take his place in the busi¬ ness world if his career as a coast guardsman does not materialise. NORMAN SURKIN (Nip) 146 3rd St., Chelsea, Mass. Sergeant, Battalion, J-2 to S-l; Secy. Chess Club, S-2. Ambition: To work my way up to a high position. We always thought chess was a tough nut to crack but Nip had no difficulty at all. His auditing ability in bookkeeping will long be remembered by those who profited by his tutoring. LYNDON R. THOMAS (Tom) Canadensis, Pa. Pres. Chess Club, S-2; Chess team, J-2, S-2; Ambition: To go to college. We will remember Tom as a plugger, not endowed with the l est of natural abilities but able to overcome all impediments. His optimistic, easy-going manner further established in us a deep affection for him. KENNETH WILLIAMS (Scub) 43-Rear Lee Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Swimming, ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39; Captain Swimming Team, ' 39; Vice-Pres. Chemistry Club; Baseball, ’39. Ambition: To be a six footer. " The daring young man on the flying trapeze, he flies through the air with the greatest of ease.” Scub flies with ease through the air, but he substitutes a diving board for the trapeze. His aquatic feats and capable leadership of the Girard natators make up for his lack of stature. 24 Stye lUaque WALTER H. J. WILLIAMS (Whitey) 347 N. 18th St., Philadelphia, Pa. American Legion Award, 7A; Nat’l Honor Society, J-2; Pres. Chess Club, J-2; Chess Team, ' 37, ’38, ’39; Journalists’ Club, S-l to S-2; Managing Editor, Girard News, S-2; Silver Expert Typing Pin; Treasurer of Class, J-2; Com¬ mencement Record Staff. Ambition: Chemical Research. Bill is the class scientist as well as an outstanding student. When not studying chemistry, Bill may be found participating in extra-curricular activities. We don’t envy him, we are proud ROBERT E. WITMER (Bob) 117 S. Chestnut St., Lansdale, Pa. American Legion Award, 7A; President of Class, J-l; Vice- President of Class, J-2; President of Social Studies Club, J-2; Sergeant, 2-2; Soccer, ’37, ’38; Track, ’37, ’38, ’39. Ambition: To see the world. Bob’s undisputed popularity, radiant personality, good looks, and his prowess as an athlete rate him a “Man Among Men. " Earning a berth on the track squad in his sophomore year and winning a letter are only two of Bob’s characteristic accomp¬ lishments. SCHOLARSHIP Malloy Reinhard Cleff ATHLETICS Seiverling Caruso Reinhard K. Williams Witmer D’Argenio Green Simmers Castor Malloy EXTRA-CURRICULAR Malloy Reinhard Cleff Edelmeyer Cascardo Castor Crowley Roba W. Williams Campbell Canalichio Dieterle Meslo Simmers A 26 QJljr $Uaque In Loving Memory of Sydney J. Feingold 1921-1938 Since every man who lives is horn to die, And none can boast sincere felicity, With equal mind what happens let us bear, Nor joy nor grieve for things beyond our care. Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world’s an inn, and death the journey’s end. —Dryden Slunr 1939 27 THANKS! — Thanks! To all of you in Girard who have made the life and work of the class of June, 1939, so pleasant and profitable. —Thanks for the numerous favors you have extended which sprang from your own generosity. —Thanks for the special effort you have exerted to make us worthy of the Qirard ideal. In all this the fifty-six boys of June, 1939, say together THANKS! 2B laqnr CLASS PLAQUE September u, 1928 —First member of our class entered the College. March 9, 1931 —New Junior School Building occupied. November 18, 1932—Last member of our class entered the College. September 1, 1935—Class became Freshmen, moved to four upper houses, enlisted in the Battalion. October 30, 1936—Dr. Merle M. Odgers inaugurated as pres¬ ident of Girard College as successor to Dr. Cheesman A. Herrick. September 1, 1937—Class was organized as Juniors. December 10, 1937 —First Class Dance. April 2, 1938—Sydney J. Feingold, our classmate, died in the Infirmary. May 27, 1938 —Class took trip to Valley Forge. January 12-14, z 939 —Class visited Washington, D. C. February 6, 1939—Class occupied Allen Hall. March 6-May 6, 1939 —Quarantined for scarlet fever. June 22, 1939 —Class graduated. Httnr 1939 29 ACTIVITIES 3D $Haqnr May 19 , 1932 —Sinc e this memorable date, when at the suggestion of Dr. D. Montfort Mel¬ chior the Girard Col¬ lege Chapter of the Nat¬ ional Honor Society was formed under the guidance of Dr. David Mcllhatten, those students of the upper classes who excel in the qualities of Character, Scholarship, Leader¬ ship, and Service have been recognized by membership in this worthwhile organ¬ ization. March 23 , 1938 —Members of the class, then J- 2 , being eligible for membership in the National Honor Society, three fellows were inducted into its rank. They were Robert E. Reinhard, now president of the body, William Crowley, and Walter H. J. Williams. November 30 , 1938 —Walter N. Sim¬ mers, John Campbell, and Vincent Roba were the second group of our class, then S-l, to take the National Honor Society oath. May 19 , 1939 —The third and final induc¬ tion for members of our class took place. Classmates honored were Nunzio, Canali- chio, James Malloy, and Emil Meslo. This completes our class’s representation in this society- We feel grateful that they have been honored for practicing the princi¬ ples which are the requisites of election. You know that throughout its existence the National Honor Society has endeav¬ ored to aid those who were less fortunate than they and in need of extra instruc¬ tion in their various academic studies. With perseverance they toiled, quietly and unmolested, while their efforts pro¬ duced remarkable improvements in those tutored. If there is one thing which reflects the true Girard spirit, it is the noble work of this Society. aiitttr 1933 31 September 1935 — " What’s the matter with you guys?” “How could any bunch of guys be so dumb?” So began our life as recruits in the battalion. They were the days when quick-tempered drill ser¬ geants taught us to march; at the same time many of us dreamed of some day doing the same thing. After about two months spent learning the fundamentals of drill, we were at last issued rifles. The novelty of should¬ ering a gun soon wore off and gave us the inspiration to become officers and carry a saber. January 1936 —We were sent to the companies. Here we put to use all that we had learned as recruits, and for the first time took active part in dress pa¬ rade, the Founder’s Day review, and “competty. ” It was in this term that Malloy passed his corporal’s test, thus becoming our first non-commissioned officer. September 1936 —Our first direct con¬ tact with Major-Gen¬ eral Robert M. Brook¬ field was made this semester. Under his guidance we studied (in many cases memorized) the I. D. R. The more conscientious fellows passed tactics tests and added a stripe to their coats. As time elapsed a few of us eventually became commissioned officers. January 1939 —This term many of us were exempted because of extra-curri¬ cular activities. In spite of the quaran¬ tine, which for a while discontinued drill, the annual Founder’s Day review contin¬ ued as usual with our two captains: Bill Crowley, Co. C, and Reds Malloy, Co. D, leading the parade. The duties of the adjutant were ably handled by another of our classmates, Emil Meslo. When, after competitive drill, for the last time the adjutant commanded, “Captains, dismiss your companies!” we put away our sabers, rifles, and uniforms with a gay spirit. Then we realized that we had completed experiences that will never be erased from our memories. 32 Eljr Plaqur September 25, 1932 Ed Carbrey and Ralph Angstadt started their instrumental music training. They were the first members of our class to enter this field. September 12,1935-Sour bugle notes warned us that a great number of our class¬ mates had joined the bugle corps. May 14, 1936—Those of us who had survived till this time received their chosen instruments. On this day they went out on their first parade. They were nervous, anxious, and afraid of hitting a bad note; but everything turned out all right. December 18, 1936—The noise and excitement among our musicians kept up for several days. And now, like the famed king of the bam yard, our class¬ mates strutted and crowed. This was the first Christmas Concert in which they had participated as members of the band or orchestra. Some of us, how¬ ever, had participated as members of the Junior Choir, February 1, 1937— Several of our class joined the Glee Club, thus augmenting the number of our musi¬ cians. February 6, 1939—A great many changes have occurred. Snuffy Sultzbach was made captain of the band, with Walt Gaskill, Nunz Cana- lichio, and A1 Schiavino as lieu¬ tenants. In the orchestra, Ed Carbrey was chosen Student Leader with Ralph Angstadt as his assistant. In the Glee Club Speed Reinhard, Dick Irvin, and Tick Dieterle were elec¬ ted President, Vice-President, and Secre¬ tary in the order named. June 22, 1939—Now our piece has been played, and our last song has been sung. As we turn to leave the rostrum after rendering our last farewell in music we wish to thank all who have helped us in our musical education. ifunr 1939 33 June 1937 — John Campbell was the first of our class to achieve any literary success. He was awarded the first prize for the best essay on “Safety on City Streets.” September 1937 — Sam Cleff began his career as a novelist. He was the first member of our class to be inducted into the Literary Club. Sam’s first job was that of Book Nook Editor. February 1938— Bill Crowley, Reds Malloy, Bill Edelmayer, and Speed Reinhard joined the Qirard. News Staff by becoming members of the Journalists’ Club. Reinhard worked as a sports editor, Edelmayer as a feature editor, and Crowley and Malloy as News editors. Feburary 1939—Sam Cleff was elected to the position of Editor-in-chief of the Magazine. Bill Crowley took over the reins of the News. Jim Cascardo joined the Magazine staff as var¬ iety editor. As lieuten¬ ants to Crowley we had on the newspaper staff: Reinhard in control of the sports, Edelmayer in charge of features, and Malloy as chief news hawk. During this last term those who worked on these publications pro¬ duced history-making editions. Those who led the charge of pens and type¬ writers may feel proud of their work. Reds Malloy and Sam Cleff were awarded first and second prizes respec¬ tively for the best essays on our class trip to Washington, D. C. “The torch be yours to hold it high, if you break faith with us ... ” we shall be very much disappointed. We have carried the torch from where our pred¬ ecessors left it; you carry on from here. 34 laqur December 10, 1937. Nervousjuniors paced the floor. The highly polished shoes reflec¬ ted the varying lights, and flashed suddenly as an immaculately dressed young man pulled them from the path of a pair of oncoming “eleven’s.” Every one wanted to know who would start the ball rolling. We had heard many boasts, but the boasters buried themselves in some secluded cor ' ner until the third or fourth dance. Vince Roba, dismayed over having to give a solo, but proud of his success, walked off with the elimination dance. April 8, 1938—The surrounding gloom and drizzling rain could not dampen our spirits. We were veterans at last. This was our second dance. Nevertheless, we were nervous and anxious. Since we were upper Juniors, some of us had the privi¬ lege of attending the Officers’ and Glee Club Dances. Though some of the girls did not come be¬ cause of the rain, there were enough present to make the dance an even greater success than the previous one. The elim¬ ination dance was won by Sam CleflF this time. October 21, 1938—The proximity of Hallowe’en gave us many ideas. As a result, on this memorable night we had every nation¬ ality and every character on this wide earth portrayed by our classmates. We threw our apparently inherent bashful¬ ness to the winds and enjoyed ourselves more than ever before. The climax of the evening was the original dramatiza¬ tion of the costume parts by their wearers. February 24, 1939—This dance, our Senior-two dance, was primarily novel in that it was the first class function that we were allowed to escort our guests to and from. The informality of the affair added to its success. It was our first in- 3lunr 1939 35 formal dance. Jimmy Cascardo, after winning the elimination dance, gave us a wonderful exhibition of the “South Philly hustle.” June 16, 1939—With exams over and done with, those of us who had passed them all had a most enjoyable time. At last—our Commencement Dance! The heat of the June night provided a good excuse for strolling around the grounds with “her.” The Diploma Dance was a new form of the old elimination which met with the approval of all. This was the last. We all hated to see it. That night we were sincerely happy again that we had chosen as our host¬ esses Miss Adams, Miss Megilligan, and Miss Sargent. Under their watchful eyes we faltered through our first box step, and finally gained the ability and self- confidence which made our socials such great successes. To Dr. Melchior and Mr. Hudson we extend our appreciation for their inter¬ est and helpful hints about social cus¬ toms and preparations. To all who have helped in our brief so¬ cial career, whether they are mentioned here or not, we wish to extend our heartiest thanks for your much-needed aid. 3fi ®br JJlaiinp The Class as a whole has not traveled great¬ ly. One of our group has ventured as far as Florida, another to New Hampshire, many of us have been to the seashore, but otherwise our nomad¬ ic experiences have been re¬ stricted to the vicinity of Pennsylvania. Traveling is experience, and with experience comes learning.- The trips we have taken broadened our hor¬ izons and supplemented our education in a way far more important than what we received from texts. June 3, 1938—Was it going to rain? We hoped not, for on this day our trip to Valley Forge was scheduled. The ex¬ cursion had already been postponed once, and we didn’t favorably contem¬ plate another delay. Finally, with our precious lunches aboard, the five buses started for Valley Forge. After a long, enjoyable ride, during which our potential song birds exercised their vocal cords, we arrived at our desti¬ nation. The Valley Forge Washington Mem- morial Chapel opened its treasure house of D’Ascen- zo artistry and filled the atmosphere with a fitting and reverent silence as the States’ Bells tolled the hours. In the afternoon we partook of the incom¬ parable Girard lunches and then scattered through the countryside fi¬ nally convening at the fire tower. It was while walking along the crumbling para¬ pets of Revolutionary trenches and stumbling across the numerous hidden gravestones that we finally realized the price our forefathers paid to win our freedom. Later in the afternoon we boarded the buses, tired but happy, and started our homeward journey. January 1939— " All aboard! Express bound for Washington!” Approximately 3unr 1933 sixty burden-laden ' Hummers’ climbed into the train eager to start the long- awaited trip to the Capitol. Directly after leaving the train we were rushed by bus to the Hotel Lee House, where most of our group had their first taste of hotel life. On days that followed, our schedule was filled to capacity level. We visited the Congressional Library, Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, and Capitol Hill, and then gazed with reverence at the Lincoln Memorial. We will not soon forget the fun we had in the hotel, walking down 3 7 the avenue behind Dr. Melchior, bathing our sore feet after a long day’s walk, and listening to the debate (if such it may be called) in the House of Representa¬ tives. June 1939—Our final exams com¬ pleted, re-exams were taken, books were put away, and the remainder of the class went to the World’s Fair. We were the first class fortunate enough to visit such an exposition. These major events constituted our field trips while in Girard. In passing along we say, “Bon Voyage!” 3B Shr |Uar|nr April 1933 — Our class actors made a good start in the lower grades when several fel¬ lows originally drama¬ tized a play called " King John.” December 1937 — The high-school body was privi¬ leged to see " A Christmas Carol” in which Eberhard Diet- erle portrayed the character of Scrooge, and James Cascardo that of a country gentleman. April 1938 — This time the dramatic club adapted an original dramatization from the great classic “Nicholas Nickle- by.” Dieterle again took the lead to act as the cruel Squeers. This play was pre¬ sented at the Cultural Olympics and for his excellent characterization Dieterle was given an award by the Cultural Olympics Committee. December 1938 — A new page in the annals of Girard appeared when Activ¬ ities Night was presented in the place of the usual Declamation Contest. Dieterle acted as announcer throughout the eve¬ ning and directed the affairs of the night. Walter Costello partici¬ pated in the event by exhibiting his drawing ability. December 1938— Walter Williams represented Girard a speaker at the Cultural Olympics. He was given a topic and without any preparation , as the rules r equired, proceeded to give a well un¬ derstood talk. May 1939—Again something new was undertaken by Girard actors. Scenes from “Nicholas Nickleby” were given over the radio networks and Dieterle still held his part as Squeers. May 1939 — The last play in which members of our class engaged was “Jour¬ ney’s End.” In this play, Girard also saw the last work of Dieterle who had the leading part again. He and Sultzbach represented the class in this play. Thus the curtain fell. Dimr 1939 39 Track ’37—Bob Wit- mer won first varsity letter of class. Swimming ’37—’38— Ken Williams earned his “G” as a diver. Basketball’37-’38-Dick Irvin acquired varsity award. Track ’38—Witmer, Vince Castor, Reds Malloy, and Speed Reinhard were varsity award winners. Baseball ’38—Walt Simmers played sec¬ ond base on ' Hum’ varsity and won a " G”. Soccer ’38—Castor, Johnny Caruso, Tony D’Argenio, Bill Green, Harold Preik- sat, Jack Seiverling, and Witmer were varsity award winners. Swimming ’38—’39—K. Williams (cap¬ tain) and Walt Miller (co-captain) won their letters. Basketball ’38—’39—Irvin, NickBojanic, D’Argenio, and Green were varsity award winners. Track ’39— Witmer, Castor, Malloy, Rein- hard, Caruso, Cascar- do, Costello, Dieterle, Edwards, Ferrero, Gei¬ ger, Green, Heebner, and Longo acquired varsity letters. Baseball ’39—Simmers, D’ Argenio, Hargy, Roba, and Schiavino, were varsity award winners. Girard College, in its process of mold¬ ing young men, particularly encourages universal participation in athletic activi¬ ties. From“Newbie”days until graduation, adequate facilities are at the disposal of all Girardians for the training and devel¬ oping of their bodies. It is because of this that Girard has been and always shall be represented well on the fields of inter¬ scholastic sports, not always as winners to be sure, but by giving the best they possess. Continued on Page 41 40 Otyr JUaqur 3unr 1339 41 In its turn, our class contributed ath¬ letes to the varsity squads of the Hum. Beginning in the sophomore year, more and more of our classmates saw varsity service, until now when we look back on our record we see that more than half of the class have won letters, which is quite an exceptional showing, and many more have earned numerals. Bob Witmer was the first to make a varsity squad and earn his “G.” He is also the only four-letter man of the class. For three seasons he was conspicuous on the track squad, combining the shot put in the last year with his previous sprint¬ ing efforts. His services on the soccer squad as a guard account for the remain¬ ing award. We are quite proud of Bob’s achievements and only lament that there were no more like him. However, right on his heels come Vince Castor, Tony D ' Argenio, and Bill Green with three letters each. Vince, rather small to be a weight man, heaved both shot and discus on the track team for two years, and in addition played varsity soccer for one year. Tony won his awards in soccer, basketball, and baseball; Bill acquired his in soccer, basketball, and track. Great athletes, yes, but more to come! Our two award winners are Walt Sim¬ mers in baseball; Reds Malloy, pole- vaulter, and Speed Reinhard, hurdler. In track, Dick Irvin, lanky courtman. In basketball, Ken Williams, petit captain in swimming, also Johnny Caruso for soccer and track ; and Jack Seiverling for soccer and baseball. And still there are many too numerous to list here. However, there are two outstanding one-letter men. Walt Miller was co-cap¬ tain of a successful swimming team, as well as a member of the relay team which broke the 160-yard freestyle record. Har¬ old Preiksat played soccer on the varsity for only one year, but he developed into a goalie of whom any coach would be proud; he was the backbone of the team last year. Then, too, we can’t neglect mentioning the good work our managers did, and we certainly do appreciate it. These in¬ dispensable functions of any squad were Mel Paskman, track; Mickey O’Donnell, swimming; " Boo” Hardinger, basketball; Mike DiMeo, baseball; and Chub Or¬ chard, soccer. Our experiences on the playing fields of Girard have been invaluable to us, and their memories will undoubtedly linger long. Ever fighting to put Girard out in front for glory and fame, we found new personalities, splendid coach¬ es, real teammates, and even competitors who were as anxious and as determined to win as we were. We endeavored al¬ ways to stand for what is upright, honest, and fair; if we have succeeded, we have fought a good fight. 42 ©fir laqnp ALLEN HALL Our last six months in Girard were spent in Allen Hall. It was during this period that the scarlet fever epidemic besieged the College. Although Walt Miller and Frank Ezzi contracted the disease, and seven others were confined because of sus¬ ceptibility, the fever failed to paralyze the activity in Allen. The quarantine, which lasted approximately eight weeks, kept all 1732 students within the walls. At one time the Board of Health felt it advisable for all boys to be restricted to their respective buildings to avoid coming in contact with any other group. Many of the faculty volunteered their services and remained in the College to assist in the work. A total of 92 fellows were brought down with scarlet fever and 420 susceptibles were confined to the Armory, which was temporarily converted into living accommodations. However, school work in Allen Hall continued. Classes were held every day except Sunday. By these means we progressed in our regular work and managed not to fall too far behind in our schedule. Plenty of study plus many recreational opportunities helped pass the time more quickly. It was after this period of restriction that things began to move in rapid success¬ ion. On June 3 we had our first house party. It was a gay evening when we " Digs” proudly walked our " one and only” around the campus and later escorted her to the party where we enjoyed and took advantage of the informality of the occasion. We are greatly indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Zarella for their sincere guidance and willing cooperation that served to make the Allen Hall term our most agreeable period in Girard. aitmr 1939 43 TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF JUNE, 9J9: And so another half-hundred or so boys leave us! That is not very startling in itself. Every day 1 see long lists of young men and young women who are being graduated from our secondary schools. But for us YOUR going does have a real meaning. Oh, yes, we’ll miss you! But we will get over it as we have got¬ ten over it term after term before. We shall have to find young men to take your place in positions of leadership, but then we have been able to do that in the past. Your going has for us this meaning. Each one of you came to us with a different heritage, a different background. You have spent the most formative yedrs of your lives with us. You have been under our guidance and direction for nearly a decade. Do YOU feel, do WE feel that you now have the stability, the power of self direction, the train¬ ing, the character, in what we in popular parlance call, to “make good”? If you have learned to think independently, if you have acquired the habits of punctuality and respect for authority, if you are to be de¬ pended upon in your home or in your school and on your job, if you have strong confidence in yourself and at the same time have respect for the opinions of others, if you have pledged yourself to self improve¬ ment and to social and civic usefulness,—then we can look each other in the eye and say good-bye with mutual confidence and satis¬ faction. Come back to see us when you feel you need us; come back to tell us of your successes and triumphs; come back to us when you just want to chat about old times. Health, success, usefulness to all of you is my wish. Cordially yours, D. MONTFORT MELCHIOR 44 $laqtip Epilogue This road we’ve traveled o’er and o’er With pals to work, to play, But now with burdened hearts unseen We know not what to say. The task is done, the end is near, Delay our parting bell, Ring out no day again to us That bids a last farewell. 3mtf 1939 45 46 Stye $laqttr 31m ip 1939 47 48 ®l|p ?laqnr Autographs ”
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