Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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(Eartntljian £Iu ' (Enriuthiau IS CONTENTS Title Page . 1 Coach Otto. 2 Dedication. 3 Stephen Girard. 4 Thank You, Stephen Girard. 5 Appreciation. 6 Dr. Melchior’s Letter. 7 Class Administration. 8 CLASS OF JANUARY, 1941. 9 President Paoletti. 10 Class Officers. 11 The Graduates . 12-25 Glee Club, and Class Ballot. 26 Hum Slang. 27 N. H. S., Class Officers, Dramatic Club. 28 Compositions . 29 Band and Orchestra, Journalist Club, Battalion. .. 30 Compositions. 31 Socials. 32 Main Road Looking East.. 33 College Life in Pictures. 34 G. C. Page. 35 Can You Imagine. 36 College Life. 37 Founder’s Hall. 38 High School. 39 Class of January 1941. 40 Trips. 41 College Life. 42 Allen Hall Life. 43 Graduation Song. 44 Illustrations.45-47 Autographs.48 January, 1941 POEM TO STEPHEN GIRARD My thoughts have strayed so far today As many times before, To him who changed my whole life’s way And opened up life’s door; Not for me alone, but for many, Who feel the same as I, His name will live in memory, It cannot ever die. Father to the fatherless, We’ve reasons to be ' glad, Helper to the helpless, You’ve been a model dad; Your name will live forever In the heart of every heart, We promise our endeavor In life to do our part. So fellows in the future, Let’s hold in high regard The one who gave us everything I mean our own Qirard. THE STAFF Richard 1. Helder, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Joseph DiRosa John Fischer William Martin Francis McGovern Edward Roach Richard Stephens Cericola, Seese, Severino, Art Editors Diffenderfer, Esposito, Klapatch, Photography Editors The Senior Class Record is pub¬ lished twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced en¬ tirely by the Girard College Print Shop, Philadelphia. ®bf (Enrintfoan [ 2 ] January On Behalf of the Class of January 1941 The Editors of THE CORINTHIAN Respectfully Dedicate this Record to Alford G. Otto, Coach On starting down the track of life, In our memories there will shine, A man. unconquerable in time of strife, A leader clean and strong in mind. The fire of battle in every heart, Our sturdy team crosses the line, For there is our coach who gave us a start, A trainer of men, strong-hearted and kind. A cheer for the school, noble and strong, A cheer for the team, victory today, Three cheers for our coach, from all in the throng, He trained our men to fight all the way. 1941 [ 3 ] Wl)? Glnritttljtan I would have them learn facts and things rather than words and signs. Stephen Qirard’s Will (Earintbian [ 4 ] 3Jmiliary “Thank You, Stephen Girard!” On May 20, 1750, in Bordeaux, France, a boy who was to become one of the greatest benefactors the world has ever known was born. In eighty years he was to endow one of the best known schools for free education that has ever been conceived. The boy, of course, was Stephen Girard, and Girard College came to be his school. For almost a decade this school has been the home and sanctuary of our class, and so it will be of many others who will graduate after us. When we leave Girard, after the Commencement Exercises in January 1941, we shall re¬ call with happy gratitude the many ex¬ periences of our childhood and young manhood, and the valuable lessons we learned in the school which has been re¬ sponsible for giving so many boys a bet¬ ter start in the complex world outside. This great gift to youth was made possi ble through a Frenchman who at the age of twenty-six arrived in Philadel¬ phia in May, 1776. For twelve years he had been separated from his family and had no permanent residence in any country. Philadelphia became his first real home. He landed here at a time when the colonies were in great need of help in the war against England. At once Girard became a citizen of the United States. As a fervent patriot he subscribed in 1814 a sum of money making it possible for this country to carry on the second war with England. He was a loyal citizen, and in this spirit made provision in his will for the teach¬ ing of appreciation of our American citi¬ zenship where he said, “I desire that by every proper means, a pure attachment to our republican institutions, and to the sacred rights of conscience as guar¬ anteed by our happy constitution, be formed and fostered in the minds of the scholars.” In addition to the instilling of a pa¬ triotic citizenship, Girard boys are taught other practical subjects mentioned by the foresighted Girard in his will. He saw far enough ahead of his time to di¬ rect the teaching of some subjects which in his day were thought to be of no use. Another phase of our education in Girard is religious training. The Bible was the first book brought into Girard College, and all through our stay here we have come to know and appreciate it. Daily Chapel services have inculcated among us the great Good which is derived from the Bible. Talks by leaders in their chosen professions have also been in¬ cluded in our inspirational training. Those who accuse Girard of being an atheist, and Girard College of failing to teach religion, will find among Girard boys a sound and working knowledge of the Bible. For this, which will serve us well in life, we are very grateful. In connection with patriotic, scholas¬ tic, and religious training, we also have health and athletic instruction. Girard has one of the best developed athletic organizations of all schools. There are five school teams in interscholastic com¬ petition, and many other teams engag¬ ing in intra-mural contests. Under this arrangement nearly every boy has a chance to participate in some sport. A modern library containing seventy thousand volumes, a fully equipped vo¬ cational department offering Commercial and Mechanical Courses, and many other facilities for developing one’s personal interests, have grown out of the gene¬ rosity of Stephen Girard. One of the biggest factors of our life in the College has been the kind help of and the friendly relationship with our teachers, governesses, and housemasters. Nowhere else in this country is such a fine group of experienced and thought¬ ful advisers gathered together in one school. We are indeed fortunate to have had the benefit of their training. For cultural, vocational, and athletic education, and the development of our talents, for the best opportunity in the world given to boys, we humbly thank you, Stephen Girard. When we, the Class of January, 1941, graduate, we promise to uphold the high ideals and lofty de¬ votion to God and country, which you, a Great Father to us all showed in your life. 1941 [ 5 ] Site (EnrUttijiatt Appreciation Members of the Staff, Teachers, Housemasters, Governesses, Librarians and All u ho have so kindly and efficiently helped us through our tender years to this glorious climax: We, the class of January, 1941 thank you warmly for your patience, skill, and guidance con¬ stantly employed in our behalf. On leaving you this month, friendships are terminated only by distance, and friends become memories, but we want you to know that they will be precious memories—precious indeed. The Class of January, 1941 fflinintbian ilanuarij 16 ] Girard College December 18, 1940 To the Boys of January, 1941 : This Corinthian of yours has much of interest for you now, but twenty or thirty years later you will really enjoy it and appreciate it. Just forty years ago 1 helped to edit the class book in my junior year at college, and what fun it is now to take my copy off its shelf and look through it! How immature our pic- ures show us to have been! How obvious our humor ! How naive our prophe- cies! How limited our achievements as a group! Here now is your book with your boyish faces, your record of activities, your interests, your accomplishments, your services to the College, your group judg¬ ment of each other. You, too, will turn to it in the years to come with a flood of nostalgic memories. You will yearn to see each other once again; you may even wish you could see some of the men and women who had a part in directing your lives here; you will hanker after a soccer ball, a baseball bat, a basketball— knowing however that ten minutes of that strenuous old play would knock you out completely; your mouths will water for a ginger; you will wish for the taste of a “Schmitty” or for the more venturesome recesses of Worman’s ! Well, if the rest of us think in kindly terms of our old high schools and dwell happily upon the memories of our days in col lege, what must be your at¬ tachment to the school of which you were such a real part for eight or nine years! God grant that your backward look may be a satisfying one! I do hope each one of you can feel that he truly left something here for which the insti¬ tution can be grateful a fine scholarship record; achievement in music, art, dra¬ matics, forensics or athletics; a standard of excellence in service to the College; an example of able leadership; a high level of courtesy and gentlemanliness; a reputation for real integrity. Of one thing I am quite sure, you really won’t understand the place and part Girard College has had in shaping your lives until thirty years or so from now when you take this book from its shelf and call to mind faces, names, places, incidents that helped to make you what you then will be. Habits of daily living, ideals, standards of conduct, appreciations, avocational interests—all these Girard is surely making a part of your very being. 1 trust you will then be able to look with pride not only upon your record of achievements here but also upon what you have accomplished in the inter¬ vening years—the way you have cared for your health; the interest you have taken in civic, social and spiritual enterprises; the part you have taken in the political affairs of the community; the family responsibilities you have assumed; the position you hold in the economic world. May life be good to you, young men, and may you live your lives abundantly! Sincerely yours, 1941 [ 7 ] fflurmtljmtt CLASS ADMINISTRATION J-i J-2 Alfred Paoletti .... President .... Harry Baun Richard Helder . . Vice President . . . Alfred Paoletti Clyde Rupert .... Secretary .... Clyde Rupert Walter Jacoby .... Treasurer . . . William Wilson S-l S-2 William Wilson .... President .... Alfred Paoletti George Havrisik . . . Vice-President . . . William Wilson Clyde Rupert.Secretary.Clyde Rupert Louis Severino .... Treasurer .... Alexander Boyd NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY President .Richard Helder Vice-President .Francis H. McGovern Secretary .John Fischer STUDENT COUNCIL President .Adelmo Recchiuti ATHLETIC COUNCIL George Havrisik CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Edward Paul Berman (Hnrtnilftan L 8] aiamtary Class of January , 1941 1941 [ 9 ] ®ljr fflnrintljian ALFRED PAOLETTI (Pete) President 12 Williams Road, Garret Hill, Pa. Ambition: To make friends. President of Class, J-l; Vice-President of Class, J-2; Pres¬ ident of Class, S-2; Swimming, ’37, ’38, ’39, ’40; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Glee Club. J-2 to S-2; Vice-President of Glee Club, S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Vice-President of Italian Club, S-2; Captain, Swimming, ’40. Pete’s popularity has been due to his leadership and his friend¬ ly way. When anything was to be done, Pete took the lead in it. You’ll always find Pete in the midst of a crozvd, laughing and joking in his friendly way. Pete’s ambition is to make friends, and he has certainly made a good start. Girard College January 27, 1941 Dear Classmates, The time has now come when we must bid each other farewell. And then we must bid adieu to Girard. Althouih distance will separate us, we shall always be bound together by the ties of friendship. We are going to miss the daily round of classes, the social hours of meals, and the gayety of our evening social functions, but we are going to miss classmates most of all. We are about to enter a new phase of our lives in which our actions, our words, and our influences will combine to es¬ tablish reputations. During this time we must remember that we are really contributing to the reputation and standing of our Alma Mater also. With this thought in mind let us go forth tomorrow to face life with increasing courage and fortitude. Let the end of our stay at Girard find us with precious memories - memories that will grow richer and richer with the years. And so, fellows, my best wishes for your happiness, health, and success in life as I have seen you enjoy them here in the greatest of all schools. Sincerely yours, Alfred Paoletti Slje ffinrtntljian TioT January WILLIAM S WILSON (Bill) Vice-President 815 Bosler Avenue, Lemoyne, Pa. Ambition: To remain single. President of Gass, S-l; Vice-President of Class, S-2; Treas¬ urer of Class, J-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; President of Glee Club, S-2. Bill is an excellent athlete, a good dancer, and one of the most popular fellows in the class. Every inch of his 6 feet, 2 inch frame is packed with fun. These gualities plus his determina¬ tion will make him a success in life. CLYDE LEROY RUPERT (Clyde) Secretary 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. Ambition: Captain in the Army Air Corps. First Prize Manual Arts, 6A; First Prize Penmanship, 2-2; Secretary of Class, J-l to S-2; Secretary of Art Club, J-2; Swimming. ’39-’40; Track. ' 40; Soccer, ' 40. Clyde ' s athletic ability is never disputed. Track was his spe¬ cialty. but he was also an important part of the swimming and soccer teams. Whenever you heard a groan, the chances were that Clyde had “ cracked” another pun. In whatever he tries to do. Clyde will cross the finish line ahead of his opponents. ALEXANDER R BOYD (Lex) Treasurer and Class Speaker 441 N. Maple Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Ambition: To live in happiness. Band, 7A to S-2; Student Leader of Band, S-2; Captain of Band, S-2; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Valley Forge: Girard News, S-2; Trombone Soloist, District and State Contests, 1940; Vice-President of Dramatic Club. S-2; Treasurer of Class, S-2; National Honor Society, S-2; Cast: Miracle of the Desert-, Activities Night Announc¬ er; Radio Sketch at WIP; Cultural Olympics Announcer. Lex’s voice was often heard booming out in the auditorium and thrilling our theatre audiences. Everybody likes to listen to the melodic strains issuing from his trombone. Lex will al¬ ii ' ays be happy with his trombone near at hand. NORMAN F. AMES (Norm) Third Honor Erie, Pennsylvania Ambition: To be a research chemist. Second Prize In Chemistry, S-l; President, Chemistry Club, S-2. One of the outstanding chemists of the class is Norm. If he is as successful in life as he has been in his experiments, he will certainly reach the top in his chosen profession. 1941 ®lje Qlnrintljiatt [in CECIL LEO ANDERSON (Boon) 153 Elm Grove, West Virginia Ambition: Certified Public Accountant. First Sergeant in Battalion, J-l; Student Council, J-l; Gym., ’38; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Boon is sure to be a success as an accountant. A fine trackman, and a fellow zvith a good sense of humor. He will certainly rise to great heights. FRANK H. ANDREWS (Andy) R. D. No. 1 Mountain Top, Pa. Ambition: To be a good father. Glee Club, J -2 to S-2; Track Manager, ‘40; Secretary of Art Club, S-2. Most people that are successful haz ' e done things zvhich pro¬ duce results. So it is zvith Andy ' s paintings. His creative im¬ agination zvas clearly shozvn in his art work, Andy’s fatherly attitude zvas also appreciated. SAMUEL PERRY AXE (Babe) 344 W. North Street. York, Pa. Ambition: To get along with people and make friends. Second Prize in Manual Arts, 6A; Supply Sergeant in Bat¬ talion, S-2; Basketball, ’40-’41; Soccer, ’40. Babe took up electrical shop zvork and really “sparked” his career along. A live-wire in any sport and a bright light in any group he cared to join, he’s sure of making an end-splice zvith success. RICHARD H BARNES (Binnie) Second Honor 4802 Derry Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Ambition: To travel extensively in South America. National Honor Society, S-l; Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; President Literary Club, S-2; Debating, S-2. Binnie is a member of the Brain Trust. His marks were always exceedingly high. Along zvith his scholastic ability, Binnie zvas a great one on the tennis court or at the ping-pong table. We predict success and happiness. (ttnrmtljian January WALLACE BARNES (Clark) 4802 Derry Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Ambition: To graduate from college. Clark is a quiet and sincere fellow. Talking too much will ■ get him in trouble. His interest i benefit him greatly in later life. good music will Ambit io JAMES BARTSCH (Jim) 110 N. Center Street, Pottsville, Pa. U. S. Foreign Service. Girard News, S-2. Jim is a modest fellow so we haven’t had an opportunity to see all of his talents displayed. However, he has high ideals, and we know he will succeed in whatever field he enters. HARRY T. BAUN (Hair) 1035 School Street, Indiana, Pa. Ambition: To be outstanding in Aviation. Swimming, ’39; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; President of Class, J-2; President of Radio Club. S-l; Vice-President of Chem¬ istry Club, S-2; Secretary of Glee Club, S-2. The true " Casanova” type, Hair, despite what the name may imply, gives the girls a smooth personality and appearance. As he is also well-versed in the field of his endeavor we feel that he will make a three-point landing on happiness, avocation, and success. EDWARD PAUL BERMAN (Gabby) Third Honor 5276 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. First Prize Safety Essay, 2-2; Junior Life Saving Certifi¬ cate; Student Council, J-2; National Honor Society, J-2; Cast: Jean Valjean, Valley Forge; Track, ’40; Soccer, 40; Conference Committee, S-l; Captain in Battalion, S-l; Sec¬ retary of Dramatic Club, S-2. Wherever a voice or a good set of lungs was needed, there zvas Gabby. On the track, on the stage, or on the Conference Committee, Gabby always stood up for his rights and the rights of the Class. Good luck, Gabby. 1941 r i3] (Enrintljian ROBERT J. BOYER (Bob) 537 Gibson Avenue, Kingston, Pa. Ambition : To do something worthwhile. Soccer, ’40. “Where do you think it’ll get you — in the end?” This was Bob’s favorite saying, a typical exant pie of his humor. Bob will alzvays be remembered for his top-notch dancing, liis ver¬ satility, and his sportsmanship. He could always be relied upon to defend the goal in crucial soccer games. Bob has a facility for making friends quickly, especially among those of the opposite sex. These factors combine to make Bob one of the outstanding members of the class. He will attain his good fortune in the end. ALBERT J. CERICOLA (Al) 2329 S. Chadwick Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To get a job. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secretary of Chemistry Club, S-2. Al is one of those fellows you can’t forget. He is always full of variety, and being a personality of great versatility he supplied the class with some real entertainment. With out¬ standing ability in a number of different fields, Al is certain to szvay all odds in his favor. LOUIS DeMARCO (Louie) 805 S. Darien Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: Instrument Maker. Swimming Team, ’37, ’38; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Valley Forge. Louie ' as a Thespian zuas a devoted backwoods follozver of Washington and his cause at Valley Forge. Louie as just himself is the same devoted follower of any matters concerning his group. Being full of the ‘‘old fun,” but more so of spirit and seriousness when such is called for, his associates need never fear a lack of support. HAROLD R. DIFFENDERFER (Clod) R. D. No. 1, Pottstown, Pa. Ambition: To own a trucking business. Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Photography Editor, The Corinthian Staff; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2. Whenever there was an argument about trucks and automo¬ biles, Clod was always in the center of it. For what he didn’t know about trucks wouldn’t even fill the back of a postage stamp. (Enruttlitatt dJatutarit JOSEPH ALBERT DiROSA (Ponzi) 927 McClellan Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To live and learn. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Managing Editor, Girard News ■ Pres¬ ident of Journalist Club, S-2; The Corinthian ' Staff • Soccer, ’40. Ponsi may be small in stature, but in sports ability, and in genuine good humor, lie is a veritable giant. We are expecting great things from him in later life—unmarried and lonely. FRANCIS HENRY ESPOSITO (Footsie) 710 Second Avenue, Punxsutawney, Pa. Ambition: To be a success. Photography Editor, Thf. Corinthian Staff; Color Sergeant in Battalion. J-l to S-2; President of Camera Club, S-2; Life Scout; Vice-President of Camera Club, S-l. The Eyes and Ears of the World. That is Footsie’s photo¬ graphy trade name. He was always shooting people but they liked him for it. Anyone was a willing subject to be photo¬ graphed when Footsie was the “man behind the shutter. " He already has a clear picture of success in his mind. FRANK WILLIAM EVANS (Spike) 2924 N. Rorer Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a chemist. Band, 7 A to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Gym., ’38. ' 39; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2; Clarinet Soloist, Ambler District Contest. Spike’s licorice stick teas akvays heard pealing forth a bit of Artie Shaw’s melodies. Every time a question was brought up about music or client. Spike was always there with a helping hand. MARVIN FELKOFF (Mike) 6619 N. Bouvier Street, Philadelphia. Pa. Ambition: Certified Public Accountant. Brains are one thing and education another, and Mike tried hard to have both. Every time study was mentioned, Mike would be the first to give a negative answer, although at times he would be up before the crack of dawn studying for exams. 1941 [ 15 ] (fotntfrtan JOHN A FISCHER (Fisch) Valedictorian 20 E. Broadway Avenue, Clifton Heights, Pa. Ambition: To become a well-educated and well-traveled man. 2-1 to S-2; Sergeant in band, S-2; Orchestra, S-l and S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Jean Vnljean, Valley Forge- National Honor Society, S-l; Secretary of National Honor Society, S-2; The Corinthian Staff; Debating, S-2. Fisch s essays always drew a lot of comment. His acting was excellent too, and our prognostication is that he will reach the epitome of success. PAUL S. FRASER (Bobble) 2541 W. Silver Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To work in a big city newspaper plant. Soccer, ' 40; Basketball, ’40-’41. When it comes tv handling a basketball, Bobbie’s the tops. Whenever sides were being chosen, he was alzvays picked first. We feel sure that if Bobbie can handle future situations as he has handled past ones, he’ll be a success. JOSEPH E. GEIST (Joe) 638 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, Pa. Ambition: To be successful. Excepting only his " war whoop, " Joe is a quiet fellow. Al¬ ways ready to help a friend in need, Joe is one classmate we’ll never forget. JOHN PHILIP GEHRIG (Lou) 118 Centre Street, Tamaqua, Pa. Ambition; To be healthy, wealthy, and wise. President of Commercial Club, S-2. Every time a joke was cracked, whether it zvas funny or not, Lou’s laugh would always be heard ringing through the halts. We hope Lou’s ambition to be healthy, zvealthy, and zvise will go a long ways on the road of success. (She (Eirrintljiatt ilanuarg GEORGE HAVR1S1K (George) 3245 St. Vincent Street, Mayfair, Philadelphia. Pa. Ambition: To own an airplane. National Honor Society J-2; Vice-President of Class. S-l- Soccer, 40; Captain, Soccer, ' 40; Athletic Council Secre¬ tary, S-2; Baseball, ' 40; Basketball, ’40-’41. George’s athletic prowess is not to be found elseivherc When a joke cannot be traced to its origin, it is probably one of Georges witticisms that have come from him when least ex¬ pected. His replicas of airplanes give the appearance of be¬ ing exact models. RICHARD HELDER (Dick) 729 Weiser Street, Reading, Pa. Ambition: To be a cosmopolite. Second Prize, Manual Arts, 6A; Second Prize Safety Essay 2 ; 2 ' Vice-President of Class, J-l; National Honor Society! J-2; President of National Honor Society, S-2- Vice-Presi¬ dent of Student Council, S-l; Lieutenant in Battalion. S-l and S-2; Tennis, ’39 and’40; Secretary of Social Studies Club S-2; Editor-in-Chief, The Corinthian Staff. Very fezu arc honored with such a huge slice of character as Dick has. And too fnv are they a ’ho radiate it so effective- ly as Dick. With many friends and more admirers, present - mg a good appearance zvas a job zvillingly taken care of by him. When Dick joins the Davis Cup Team they zvill get more than a superb tennis player. WILLIAM H. HUNTER (Chic) Mill Hall, Pa. Ambition: To travel in every state in the United States. Band, 1-1 to J-2; Secretary of Commercial Club, S-2. Chic is rather quiet at times but don’t think he is a mute. He’s just thinking up a good joke to tell us. Chic is the adventure¬ some kind with an ambition to travel in every state of the United States. WILLIAM IRVIN (Irv) 245 Gypsy Lane, Wynnewood, Pa. Ambition: To swim 100 yards in less than a minute. L’Alliance Prize, 2-2; Third Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Or¬ chestra, 1-2 to S-2; Student Leader of Orchestra, S-2; Nat¬ ional Honor Society, J-2; Glee Club, S-l and S-2; Secretary of Naturalist Club, J-l. Irv’s flaming top didn’t signify a bad temper. He is one of our most fun-loving members. Maestro Irv led the orchestra to glory zvith his student leading. Happy future, Irv. 1941 [ 17 ] (Slljr (Eoritttifian WALTER JACOBY (Jake) 3302 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition : Television Engineer. Treasurer of Class, J-l; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Gym., ’37; Track, ’40; Captain of Cheer Leaders, ‘39 and ’40; President of Radio Club. S-l; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Jake’s line teas undoubtedly the best in the class. His volu¬ bility helped him. out of many a tight situation. Jake is also- well known for his perseverance and will to work; ive know he it’ill go far in life. ROBERT WILLIAM JENNINGS (Bob) 51 E. Stratford Avenue, Lansdovvne, Pa. Ambition: To be successful. Piano, 6B to 2-2. Bob is one of our handsome. friends, and to the class, he is o JOHN RAYMOND KEGEL (Ray) Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a successful pattern maker. Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Vice-President of Social Studies Club, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Ray’s laugh brings out his cheerful personality. The opposite sex also appreciate his happy outlook on life. There will never be a blue world with Ray about. V-going fellows. Loyal to his whom we shall never forget. CHARLES KIRSCHBAUM (Charlie) 2535 N. Patton Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: Certified Public Accountant. Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Concertmaster in Orchestra, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Charlie’s valuable persona! traits are his smile and his friend¬ liness. Charlie wants to be a Certified Public Accountant, but zvho knows? He might get into the class of Frits Kreislcr with his violin ability. (tthe (ttoriuthimt 3Jaunani ONUFRE KLAPATCH (Nuf) 174 Lawrence Street, Hartford, Conn. .Ambition: To be an A-l machinist. Gym ” Pho,osn ‘ thlr Edil " . The If it wasn’t machinery Nuf was on. it was photography. His homemade enlarger would put the commercial manufacturers to shame. Every time pictures were to be taken. Nuf was at- ways there clicking away. FRANK RODMAN KROMER (Rod) 325 Greenway Avenue, Darby, Pa. .Ambition: To be a successful stenographer and businessman. Band. 7A to S-2; Corporal in Band, S-l ; Soccer, ’40. Rod is a quiet fellow, but he is quite capable in almost every¬ thing. In the Commercial Department, in music, and on the soccer field Rod showed his dependability. MORRIS LIEBERGOTT (Jibbs) 325 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To make something of myself, send my brother through college, and get a home for myself. Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2; Assistant Leader of Orchestra, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; University of Pennsyl¬ vania Summer Band and Orchestra, ’38 and ’39. Kindness and consideration of others are Jibb’s virtues. Jibbs was known for his intricate handicraft. Many admired his art work, too. Jibbs is sure to make something of himself if he keeps up the good u’ork. FRANCIS H. McGOVERN (Mac) 1413 N. Hobart St., Philadelphia, Pa. .Ambition: To teach. Track, ' 39, ’40; Cheerleader, ’39 and ' 40; Glee Club, S-l and S-2; National Honor Society, S-l; Vice-President of Nation¬ al Honor Society, S-l; Cast: Jean Valjean, Valley Forge ; Second Prize Short Story, S-l ; President of Dramatic Club, S-2; Captain in Battalion, S-2; Tiie Corinthian Staff; Cast: Miracle on the Desert, Luther Burbank. In whatever activity he engaged, Mac managed to wend his way to the top. With the extra-curricular schedule he experi¬ enced a development of forceful personality and made a good start to a glory-crowned destiny. 1041 fflnrmiljtatt WILLIAM C. MALKEMES (Curly) 66 Furgeson Avenue, Shavertown, Pa. Ambition: Certified Public Accountant. Girard News, S-2; Sports Editor of Girard News, S-2; Sec¬ retary of Journalist Club, S-2; Vice-President of Commercial Club, S-2. Curly zvill always be remembered by us for his genuine and unaffected manner. He made lots of friends and held on to them. IVe could always depend on him to come through in the clinch. KENNETH BRUCE MARION (Ken) 130 N. 50th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To write something that is worth reading. Band, 2-1 to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-l and S-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2: First Prize Short Story, S-l; Editor-in-Chief of Girard Magazine, S-2. Ken is an accomplished writer. His humorous compositions have caused many rounds of laughter in the classrooms. He has yet to find an equal in making humorous quips at difficult times. WILLIAM F. MARTIN (Marty) 376 Wembly Road, Upper Darby, Pa. Ambition: To live and learn. Manager, Soccer, ’40; Vice-President of Pattern Club, S-2; The Corinthian Staff. Never is there a more appreciative listener to a joke or good pun than Marty. A bulwark of cheerfulness and good com¬ panionship under any conditions, he is the type one wants near to keep the ball rolling. If he holds dozon his job in the fu¬ ture as he did the soccer managership, satisfaction zvill be uni¬ versal. STEPHEN J. MUSIAL (Steve) 92 Sheridan St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Ambition: To be a success in life. Band, 7A to S-l; Glee Club, S-l and S-2; Athletic Council, S-l; Basketball, ’40-’41. Outstanding athletic ability and dancing are Steve’s two main traits. He had a reputation for being bashful zvith girls, but he shozved his true colors in the senior term. It zvas very unusual to find Steve going around without Steve, the other member of the “Steve Group.” Steve’s determination to do things and do them well will carry him over any obstacles he may en¬ counter. (Cnritttljtan [ 20 ] 3Jan«arg JAMES NESBITT (Ji m ) Schwenksville. Pennsylvania. Ambition: To be commercial artist. The Pen and Brush are mightier than the Sword. Jim Prove that fact. He has the ability and talent required to go far ii his chosen field of Commercial Art. JOSEPH A. O’BRIEN (Job) 264 Avenue P, Brooklyn, N. Y. Ambition: To be an expert welder. Track, ’40; Soccer, ’40. sf tte of the fact that his name implies patience, has the leadvueness necex nrxi inr • w.. r »» e " get aheadiveness” necessary foi ing. Burn ’em up. Job. success in the field of weld- MORTON PRUSSEL (Mort) 5828 Penn St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a success. Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, J-l to S-2; Vice-President of Music Club, S-2. Mort is always talking baseball or football. Maybe if Mort had been a manager of his own team, more of his favorite teams might ha ve become champions. Mort can also get melodic rhythms from the drums. ADELMO RECCHIUTI (Box) 3000 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a success. Student Council, S-l; President of Student Council, S-2; Conference Committee, J-2 and S-l; Baseball, ’40; Basket¬ ball. Soccer, ’40; President of Social Studies Club, S-2; Co- Captain Basketball, ’40-’41. Wherever there was a crowd, Box’s sense of humor would throw it into convulsions of laughter. Box was also quite an athlete and " Casanova " with the girls. 1341 [ 21 ] (Earmtlytan EDWARD J. ROACH (Ed) 5743 Walton Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: Secretary of State. Girard News, J-2; Editor-in-chief, Girard News, S-2; The Corinthian Staff; National Honor Society. S-2. If a date ever slips your mind, go and ask Ed what it ir. Ed leas always an expert on historical dates. Ed has pushed the Girard News to greater heights. CHARLES L. SAYLOR (Chuck) 1010 Queen St., Pottstown, Pa. Ambition: To remain a bachelor. Band, 2-1 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-l and S-2. Chuck usually knew the answers to most questions asked in the classroom. We could put him in the category of a “walk ing encyclopedia. " His cynical sense is sure to put him in the best circles of humor. CHARLES J SEESE (Buz) 1419 E. Berks St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be successful in all my attempts. Band, 7 A to S-2; Lieutenant in band, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Librarian of Glee Club, S-2; University of Pennsylvania Summer Band, ’38 and ’39; Student Council’ J-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Swimming, ’38 and ’40; President of Pat¬ tern Club, S-2. Technique is what is needed nowdays, and Bus displayed it in everything he did. His work in studies or activities re¬ cords a high polish, as any one can recall; and with any woman, young or old, he had a way. Anything Bus under¬ takes will receive a more than worthy finish, the class feels sure. LOUIS E. SEVERINO (Pup) 1620 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: Mechanical Engineer. Student Council, J-l and J-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Confer¬ ence Committee, S-l; Treasurer of Class, S-l; Art Editor, The Corinthian Staff. Laughter. Good times. Fun. These words are synonymous with the name, Pup Severino. Pup was the life of the party in more ways than one and zvas ahuays happy and " in the mood.” His sense of humor will help him overcome any ob¬ stacles he may encounter. fflminthtau 3)auuari| FREDERIC D. SLUTTER (Fred) R. D. No. 1, East Stroudsburg, Pa. ■“lUh To succ “ sful in 1 «» ■ try .0 wliicli causp all ' ll 6 R ° ' r: S °J t e class; “ must be his dimples wind, cans, all the girls to flock around him. We will always remember Ins excellent manners and his ability to make f Ms RICHARD W. STEPHENS (Steve) Second Honor 601 N. 10th Street, Bell wood, Pa. Ambition: To be a success in life. ?“V A ? S 2 : Sergeant in Band, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; The Corinthian Staff; Second Honor. The class envies Steve and always has. Not only one of the Steve group, as they call themselves, but the one of the Z°, " fl a " 4l . t0 , u ’ lw " ' studies came the easiest. He will Put tins to a good advantage in making many friends and im¬ mortalising himself as a musician and poet. WILLIS EUGENE TANNEHILL (Gene) 414 E. Murphy Avenue, Connellsville, Pa. Ambition: To get into Aviation. Band, 7A to S-2; Supply Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, v a, id S-2 (iirard Neus, S-2; Exchange Editor Girard News, S-2; Vice-President of Music Chib, S-l. Gene can hit the high notes on the trumpet in an expert manner. He is an authority on everything concerned with Aviation. If he succeeds in his chosen career as he has in his u’ork in Girard, he toill have no trouble in later years. SAMUEL TAYLOR (Joe) 357 N. Front Street, Reading, Pa. Ambition: To remain a bachelor. Joe is the youngest member of our class. His age has helped him somewhat in avoiding those of the opposite sex. However, the class believes that his good qualities will work against the fulfillment of his ambition. 1341 (Eorinthian STUART B THORN (Bush) 1928 Green Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To get to the top in the profession I choose. Track, ’39, ' 40; Co-Captain of Track, ’40; Soccer, ’40- Pres¬ ident of Art Club, S-2; Vice-President of Art Club, S-l. One of our greatest athletes is Bush. Whether burning up the track " or the soccer field, Bush was in his element. He ' s no, “dub’’ on the dance floor either; his obvious versatility will send him far. GEORGE TREMKO (Greek) 103 North Street, Johnstown, Pa. Ambition: To be an expert machinist. Girard Nezvs, J-2 to S-2; News Editor, Girard News, S-2; Vice-President of Journalist Club, S-2; Soccer, ’40. Greek zvas not the brightest boy in the class, but he always seemed to stand out, no matter zvhat field he entered. Keep it up, Greek; the road to success is a hard and tough climb. JOHN C. TRIOL (Chin) 11 Guernsey Avenue, Abington, Pa. Ambition: To be my own boss. Junior Life Saving Certificate; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Cap¬ tain in Battalion, S-2; Soccer, ’40. Chin is one of our military men. His captaincy of “D’’ Com¬ pany made it go far. He can take orders as well as give them, though, and this ztnll be very advantageous until he reaches his desired goal. MORTIMER WILSON (Mort) 1128 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To become a U. S. Forest Ranger. President of Carpentry Club, S-2; Gym., ’39; Tennis, ’40. Mort’s expert knowledge of guns has given him the title of William Tell in our class. He has hit the bull’s eye of suc¬ cess zvith his zvork in forestry. Mort zvas always playing pranks on somebody. His spirt of fun zvas felt throughout the whole class. (She fflarintljiatt [ 24 ] January HENRY WINTER (Henry) 2540 N. Lawrence Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition ; To be a research chemist. cial ,0 n„h lf S r ert i fiCatC; -President of Commer- RlS. s E k s siSL g s ' rBant m Ba,u,bn ' s - 2: c ° lk ' Henry ,s a combination mad chemist, “cain-raiser,” and crack rifleman being undoubtedly the best shot in the College He null probably succeed in life if he does get into many scrapes as he can always talk himself out of any situation. CLARE E. YARNELL (Clare) No 60, Yatesville, Shenandoah, Pa. Ambition: To remain a bachelor. Manager, Baseball, ’40. Although Clare was handicapped by infantile paralysis he al- -ways had a big smile for everyone. His room zvas the most popular in Allen Hall, and his numerous friends would gather there quite often for confidential talks. Clare was unable to participate in sports, but he served the baseball team well in the capacity of manager. He zvill long be remembered for his frankness, cheerfulness, and ability to overcome hardships. 1941 [ 25 ] (Cmintfoatt The Glee Club Twenty-one members of the class headed by President Bill Wilson formed the backbone of the Glee Club. Most of these members were concentrated in the second- bass section, not surprising when you know that only twelve members of the entire class were tenors. One of the biggest undertakings of the club during our memberships was the Bach Chorale, Now Thank We All Our God. In the 1939 Christmas Concert the outstanding song was Pop Goes the Weasel, and in the 1940 Concert The March of the Three Kings. The top-ranking numbers on the Founders’ Day Program in our Senior-one term were Bold Turpin and Black-eye Susie. Long shall we remember the vocal pleasures of these occasions. Who’s Who in January ’41 Most Likely to Succeed Most Popular . Best Looking . Most Serious-Minded. . Most Friendly . Quietest . Best Musician . Happiest . Most Bashful . Best Line . Best Dancer . Best Athlete . Neatest Dresser . Most Typical Hummer Biggest Smile . Will Be Married First. Most Talkative . Funniest . Most Studious . Most Inventive . Flashiest Dresser . Best Politician . .The Class .Pete Paoletti .Dick Helder .Ed Roach .Pete Paoletti .Ed Roach .“Lexie” Boyd .Clare Yarnell .“Lou” Gehrig .Ray Kegel . Bob Boyer . . . .George Havrisik .Dick Helder .“Babe” Axe .“Babe” Axe .Fred Slutter . . . “Gabby” Berman .“Pup” Severino .Dick Helder “Clod” Diffenderfer .“Pup” Severino . . “Gabby” Berman [ 26 ] 0% (Enrintljiau January Hum Slang All schools, professions, and institutions have their particular brand of slang. This is especially true of a group such as that at Girard College, where the boys have less contact w ith the outside world than do other groups. Our slang changes a little from year to year. For instance, the word “monops ” derived from monopoly, while still in use, is no longer used as extensively as it was about two, years ago. New words are always being added, such as “nifs,” “rugged,” and “tool.” The last two deserve their notoriety to our class. Examples of slang, which will bring cherished memories to all, arc: “Hey, ‘Tool,’ you’re really ‘rugged’.” “He hopped the wall to get some ‘weeds,’ and one of the ‘priggies snared’ him when he was coming back.” “Listen ‘moe,’ it’s bad enough when you give me a ‘shorty’ and a ‘weaky,’ but " ' hen you give me a ‘crummy’ besides, it’s just too much. The killer, dressed in the original Ridge Avenue Spesh,’ was trying to ‘slay’ a a couple of ‘wall rats’.” “That ‘drip’ gives me the ‘three-fives’.” These few illustrations could be added to endlessly. Although they are “Greek” to outsiders, they are as simple as the A B C’s to hummers and most ex-hummers. Just a few more: Allenite . A Senior living in Allen Hall bombers .pigeons crow .... protege fez .a housemaster haggle .to smoke hop .dance priggy .also a housemaster Schuylkill punch .drinking water shaving cream .mayonnaise stony .hard of hearing stoolie .a tale bearer special invitation to dinner .Saturday detention stormy .felt hat weasel . anyone who sneaks around to catch boys in some un¬ lawful act [27 1 1941 (Hip (Corinthian National Honor Society Members Members of the Executive Staff Dramatic Club Members OJnrintljian [ 28 ] ifatutanj We give to you the torch of Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Be it yours to hold it high and shed a new light on these virtues. Our National Honor Society members have accepted this challenge. We were proud of Gabby Berman. George Havrisik, Dick Helder, and Irv. Irvin as they went to the platform in our Junior-two term to take the oath of the Society. Then Binnie Barnes, Fisch. Fischer, and Mac McGovern got our applause on being inducted into the society in our Senior-one term. In the offices of the Society we had Dick Helder as Pres¬ ident, Mac McGovern as Vice President, and Fisch. Fischer as Secretaiy. Hats off now to the members of our class who were added to the National Honor So¬ ciety during our last term in the College. The administrative department of our class has been represented by fellows who have innate executive ability. Among them Pete Paoletti has shown his cooperative I leadership as our President. We extend our hands in congratulation to Pete and I to Bill Wilson who ably filled the shoes of the Vice President. Clyde Rupert j kept up the correspondence of the class as our secretary while Lexie Boyd was responsible as treasurer for maintaining our financial status. Box Recchuiti was at the helm in the Student Council, exercising leadership over this student government organization. Ed Roach kept us right up to the minute in the news of the day as Editor-in-chief of the Qirard News The Qirard Magazine under the editorship of ' Ken Marion, increased our knowledge and tastes in literature. Dick Helder took the lead in our class membership in the National Honor Society. The athletic affairs of our class were well taken care of by George Havrisik, who was our representative in the Athletic Council and Secretary in the Council. Gabby Berman also sat at the ■j council table as class representative in the Conference Committee and was voted our best politician. , The Class stage debut was made in December, 1939. The play: Jean Valjean. The actors: Gabby Berman, Fisch Fischer, and Mac McGovern. In the spring play of 1940 five members of our class appeared with major parts. The presentation this time was Maxwell Anderson’s Valley Forge. Lexie Boyd {, ■portrayed Washington’s friend and aide, Colonel Tench. The other parts were ,, hose of Colonial troopers. The thespians were: Louie DeMarco as “Mason,” I jabby Berman as the “Old Man,” Fisch Fischer as “Jock” and Mac McGovern as | Teague.” i ln the fall of 1940, Mac McGovern served as president, and Lexie Boyd and 3abby Berman served as vice-president and secretary. Activities Night found Lexie ’oyd a moving picture commentator, and Mac McGovern in the title role of Luther Burbank.” In the Christmas Play, 1940, Lexie Boyd appeared as Peter, n English lieutenant, and Mac McGovern as Gregory,” an English captain t i the World War I play Miracle of the Desert. 1941 [ 29 ] (Eflrintljtan Members of the Orchestra and Band Members of the English Clubs Officers of the Battalion [30 I (Enrhttijimt 3Jmuuini Under Captain Lexie Boyd the band certainly stirred its listeners, while Stu¬ dent Leader Irv Irvin led the orchestra to new accomplishments. Supplementing their efforts and achievements were Lieutenants Marion, Evans, and Seese, and Ser¬ geants Tannehill, Prussel, Saylor, Stephens, Fischer, and Kegal of the band. Assistant Leader of the Orchestra, Liebergott, was supported by Diffenderfer and Kirschbaum. From the days of the makeshift beginners’ concerts to our last Christmas con¬ cert our musically inclined have been in a place of esteem. While they were up and coming members, the band won the West Light Boy’s Club Trophy, played at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel and at the University of Pennsylvania. Our men led the musical organizations into the 25th annual Christmas Concert and marked the grand finale to our program with American Fantasie. To whom it may concern for real enjoyment we recommend the January’41 Musical Fourteen. Journalism is a large and complicated field to enter, but to Ed Roach and Ken Marion it was just pleasure and relaxation. If anybody saw a tall, lanky fellow with a dreamy look on his face walking around the grounds, everybody knew that it was Ed “hawkshawing for a scoop.” The Qirard News staff was com¬ posed of Joe Di Rosa as Managing Editor, George Tremco as News Editor, Gene Tannehill as Exchange Editor, Lexie Boyd, James Bartsch, and Curly Malke- mes who did a splendid job as Sports Editors. The job of publishing the Girard Magazine was put into the hands of Ken Marion who, with the able assistance of Binnie Barnes, has made it one of the best if not the best in recent years. After we leave, our faces may be forgotten, and maybe even our names, but the inspirations printed by our classmates remain as a token of what we have done at Girard. January, 1941 heralded the honorary discharge of the Cadet Officers of the Class. Three captains, two lieutenants, and a few sergeants completed our officer personnel. In our Senior-one term Gabby Berman captained Company A and Dick Helder . was one of his lieutenants. This term saw Gabby as captain on the staff with Chin Triol leading Company D and Mac McGovern commanding Company B. Dick Helder again held his commission in Company A and Jake Jacoby resigned his } newly earned post as lieutenant. The Class looks forward to its last Competitive Drill in hopes that one of our members may win the much coveted sabre. The Girard Battalion of Cadets is improving by leaps and bounds in disci- i. pline, precision, and popularity. We leave with regret this great organization that ' • Has taught us so much of value for the life we shall lead outside the College walls, q. ! Company! Dismissed! 1941 L 31 ] (Eortntbian Socials “All work and no play makes Jack a dull hummer.” Girard College and its boys agree perfectly with this statement. We have had five class dances to offset our heavy work schedule and many ex¬ tra social functions. June 2, 1939 was the big day. The young swains began preparations as early as four in the afternoon. By eight that evening everyone was radiant, close shav¬ en, and “spick” and “span” for his Juliet. Every one alive has learned something by trial and error, and our class is no ex¬ ception. The introductions of the eve¬ ning were good trials and all errors. Pete Paoletti gallantly struggled through the traditional presentation speeches at in- termisson while we cheered and were glad we were not in his shoes. Ken Mar¬ ion carried away the much coveted elim¬ ination prize. November 2, 1939 was the date set for our next class affair. The “stepping” had noticeably improved, and when Jim Nes¬ bitt walked off the floor with the elimin¬ ation prizes he was past the box-step stage of dancing. March 8, 1940 marked our Senior-one “hop.” The night was balmy, the music dreamy, and the refreshments ever so delicious. The stag line testified to that last truth. This time Spike Evans drew the lucky number and left the ballroom one traveling kit the richer. This informal dance was the first in many a moon to forsake the use of streamers. We have not used them since. Who among us will ever forget Sep¬ tember 27, 1940? This was the evening of our Senior-two affair. We left the College to escort our damsels to and from the dance. To most of us this was a new and thrilling experience. Everyone entered into the spirit of the traditional Bonnet Dance wholeheartedly. Henry Winter scored his triumph as winner of the elimination dance. This “hop” mark¬ ed an innovation in the form of a mock wedding with Lexie Boyd and his com¬ panion for the evening the happy couple. Let us not forget the untiring efforts of those who helped make us learn and master the graceful art of dancing. Misses Ornston, Munn, and Maurmann and Messrs. Sparks and Craig have left their impressions on us all. We thank them from the depths of our hearts. We hope we have done them honor as they have us. We wish to express a word of thanks and appeciation also to Miss Har¬ vey and Miss McCracken, who became honorary hostesses of our class in our Senior-two term. And now our final dance as under¬ graduates finds us on the floor of Foun¬ der’s Hall. With the lights dim and many friends nearby, we pass our last joyful hours as students. As we pass on through the gate to the world outside, there is an empty feeling in our hearts for the years we have spent here. We pause, everyone sigh, “Goodbye, Girard, goodbye!” (Eorintljtan [ 32 ] January 1941 [ 33 ] ( Hi)e fflmintljian MAIN ROAD, CHAPEL, AND HIGH SCHOOL [ 34 ] 01j£ (Enrintljian January Track Frank Andrews Edward Berman Walter Jacoby Francis McGovern Joseph O’Brien Clyde Rupert Stuart Thorn Soccer Samuel Axe Robert Boyer Joseph DiRosa Paul Fraser George Havrisik Frank Kromer William Martin Joseph O’Brien Adelmo Recchiuti Clyde Rupert Stuart Thorn George Tremko Cheer Leading Edward Berman Walter Jacoby Francis McGovern Baseball George Havrisik Adelmo Recchiuti Clare Yarnell Swimming Alfred Paoletti Clyde Rupert Charles Seese Tennis Richard Helder 1941 [ 35 ] Sfyg (Eormtfrtan Can You Imagine . .. Bil1 Wilson .as a midget Gabby Berman. . mute Dick Helder.not studying Lexie Boyd.not getting less than two letters a day Clod Diffenderfer.not messing around Babe Axe .without a smile A1 Cericola.not complaining Fisch Fischer.with a low average Lou Gehrig. . Don Juan Steve Stephens.studying Ken Marion.being calm Clare Yarnell .lacking a personality Clark Barnes .cutting the rug Box Recchiuti.wearing knickers Pup Severino.serious-minded Pete Paoletti. .with red hair Fred Slutter.becoming a bachelor Buz Seese.without a girl Norm Ames.not mixing chemicals Henry Winter.with his mouth shut Footsie Esposito.wearing a AAA shoe fflminlbtan [ 36 ] 3 amiarg 1941 [ 37 ] (Cnrintljiatt glfyr (Curmtliian [ 38 ] January 1941 [ 39 ] 3lj? (fiorintijtan CLASS OF JANUARY 1941 IN WASHINGTON ®l|p (Enrintlrian [4oT 3Jamtarg Trips Trips have always played a major part in our Girard education. From the time we started school at Girard to the end of our course we were always taking trips and deriving both pleasure and knowl¬ edge from them. Our trip to Valley Forge in the late May of 1939 started with a bus ride which ended at Mad Anthony Wayne’s statue. Here we were given a brief talk on histor¬ ical background by Mr. Wagner. Our next point of interest was the Valley Forge Memorial Chapel and museum con¬ taining many Revolutionary War relics. The picnic grounds was the next item on our itinerary. Here the faithful box lunch¬ es, no small consideration on such a jour¬ ney, served us in good stead. After lunch everybody was free to do as he pleased. By following the crowd we found our¬ selves trudging up Mt. Joy for a view from the observation tower. Then we visited the army’s breastworks and trenches, Washington’s headquarters, Washington Crossing, and Wayne Junc¬ tion. Thus we ended our first enjoyable field trip. A visit to the World of Tomorrow in September 1939 was our next source of educational pleasure. We arrived at the Fair via the Girard special, and in time one thousand hummers were swallowed up in a maze of exhibits and amuse¬ ments. One of the highlights of this trip was the visit to Billy Rose’s Aquacade. That night a tired crowd of Girardians, boarded the Philadelphia-bound train sorry that they had only a day to snatch glimpses of Tomorrow’s World. Our longest and most enjoyable trip by far came before our final examinations. For three days beginning January six¬ teenth we saw government in action at our capital, Washington, D. C. The first afternoon in Washington was greeted by an enjoyable bus ride around the city with stops at the Arlington Na¬ tional Cemetery and Museum where we enjoyed a commanding view of the city. At Arlington we spent much time view¬ ing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. George Washington’s home at Mt. Ver¬ non and the Lincoln Memorial and the Congressional Library were other points of inspiration that we visited. The second day of our trip found us viewing paper currency making at the Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and later the many exhibits at the Smith¬ sonian Institute and the Army Medical Museum. We also had a glimpse of Washington from the top of the Wash¬ ington Memorial. The day’s activities were finished with a motion picture show. This trip of trips was brought to an en¬ joyable end with a visit to the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters, the Pan American building, the White House, and the Zoological Gardens. 1941 [ 41 ] Ullir (Euruttljtan [ 42 ] Cteuttljian January Allen Hall a ,? rIV ' le8e an£ Responsibility are what Allen Hall signifies. To the College we are indebted for the privilege, to Mr. and Mrs. Zarella for the responsibility. Unbelievable as it may seem we were the first class in Allen Hall, in name only however. Section I was officially re¬ named Allen Hall before we left in June, 1937. Since then we have yearned to ex¬ perience the more complex changes there. In September, 1940 we returned to them. The changes? Most important is that of our relations among ourselves. In Allen Hall they are unique, for the class lives as a family not only working and playing but living together and sharing responsibilities. During our last six months we were brought nearer to the reality of an outside world than ever be¬ fore in the College. Through teas, forums, house parties, and discussions we met new people, new problems, and new outlooks. We will long remember Allen Hall life as an enjoyable experience. Its privileges of less regimentation and more individual freedom, were a fitting climax to our exacting school days. Our rooms, our castles, and the groups we used to gather in opened a new side to our personalities. They being smaller and intimate, we ex¬ perienced a new consciousness of our¬ selves and others. Reminiscing can we forget that in Allen Hall we gained in social grace and acquired a mature outlook on life. But, above all, we gained there the realization of our integral status in the world. We can never forget that here was im¬ pressed on us the life of worth we must lead to make beneficial all that is invest¬ ed in youth. 1941 [ 43 ] (Corinthian Graduation Song, Girard College. Henry Hanby Hay. Thos. a’Becket. REFRAIN Quiet and tenderly. Fare-well! Fare-well! Dear tem-pleon the hill; We’ll not for - get you’Till our hearts be still. 1941 (finrintljian [ 45 ] (Cnrintlrian [ 46 ] 3Jamuiry 1941 [ 47 ] ®lp (Caritttljian Autographs i a j ugZ30CCBZ5PEBagPggEPDPB a SBEK y ' Igpli flrmtMatt Ollaaa of 3)unt 1941 dtrarii (Cnllpgr fljUa plplfia (Jin ' (Emiuthuut % CONTENTS Title Page. 1 Dr. CaTey and Mr. Banks. 2 Dedication. 3 Sunrise. 4 From Dr. Melchior. 5 Appreciation. 6 Thanks to Stephen Girard. 7 The High School Staff. 8 Dr. Odgers and Dr. Herrick. 9 Administration. 10 CLASS OF JUNE, 1941. 11 President Kolega. 12 Class Officers. 13 The Graduates.14-27 Glee Club, and Class Ballot. 28 Senior-two Activities. 29 N. H. S., Administrative, Dramatics. 30 Compositions. 31 Musical Organizations, Literary, Battalion. 32 Compositions. 33 Socials and Dances. 34 Compositions. 35 Remember. 36 Trips. 37 Class Life. 38 Allen Hall. 39 Remember. 40 Letter Men. 41 High School and Library. 42 Interior of Chapel. 43 Farewell Song. 44 Junior School. 45 Airplane View of Girard College. 46 Sunset. 47 Autographs. 48 THE STAFF • William J. Tridico, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Bartholomew J. Rumaker Thomas F. Santilli James De Vuono Donald W. Bredbenner, Art Editor Photography Editors Allen R. Inman William J. Barclay Thomas R. Randall “I desire that, by every proper means, a pure attachment to our re¬ publican institutions, and to the sacred rights of conscience, as guaranteed by our happy institutions, shall be formed and fostered in the minds of the scholars.” June, 1941 G. C. Symphony G irard — we’re parting! I n a new life starting — R oaming in the world we go A ter what—all people know. R eal are friends we leave behind, D on’t despair—let us remind C allege mates of our affection, O ft you’ll rise in recollection, L ove you! Yes, you know it well L asting friendship — boy, it’s swell E ver we shall hold you dear, G oing now we drop a tear, E king out a bit of cheer. The Corinthian is published twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced en¬ tirely by the Girard College Print Shop, Philadelphia. 3Junr m ®li? (Eorintljiau On Behalf of the Class of June 1941 The Editors of THE CORINTHIAN Respectfully Dedicate this Class Book to Bruce Carey, D. Mus., Director of Vocal Music and Harry Clay Banlcs, Jr., Mus. Bac.,A.A.G.O., Organist and Teacher of Piano “Music is the moral law. It gives a soul to the uni¬ verse, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and gaiety and life to everything.” 1941 fflnruttljimi Sunrise An autumn sun rose and the big iron gate Opened wide as it has done oft before, Little we knew in our “newby” state Of the life lue all had in store. We left those spots where we used to roam To live as the sons of a king; What strange new friends, what a queer, big home! But it gave us all everything. A faltering lamb lost in a country strange Could receive no more kindness and care; But time, as it does, made us welcome the change And enjoy everything everywhere. 3luur 5Jlje fflarmtljian [ 4 ] From Dr. Melchior Young Men of June 1941: So another group of our boys is ready to leave Girard! I know you step out with great confidence and optimism; you are not worried about your health, for you really have never had so much as a pain; you have never lost any money, for you’ve had none to lose; your hearts have never been broken, for you’ve never been in love—really in love; you haven’t been fired from a job, for you haven’t had one. Yes, you young men do feel the thrill of free¬ dom, the triumph of achievement, the challenge of an honest-to-goodness job. Of one thing 1 am sure: the summer immediately ahead will be gravely important for our country and full of sobering implications for everyone. It will not be quite so easy for you to live your own lives in your own way as it was for boys a few years ago. There will be a grim determination on the faces of many of your employers as they contemplate the effect of the world situation on their business, their profession, their budgets, their taxes, their social and community life. It won’t be very hard for you to see where you fit into the picture. You will learn to come and go quietly, efficiently, and humbly. A nostalgia will all too frequently overtake you, and you will wish for the old haunts within these protecting walls; you will admit that for a brief moment at least it would be fine to be ordered about, put to bed, fed, cherished, cared for in illness, pampered in health. But, young men, after all, that’s cowardly. Society has prepared you to serve it. Go out and do so. Care for your health, conserve your physical energy, win and hold the confidence of your associates, be creative and constructive, don’t drift, don’t dawdle, work hard, play hard. Associate with people who will strengthen you in your social and spiritual life. Commit your¬ self to a definite program of reading, study, and wholesome recreation. Stand ready to perform what duty the State may demand of you. Be selfish enough to make the best of your endowments; be generous enough to give of yourself when it will make better the society in which you live. Cordially and sincerely yours, 1941 [ 5 ] 3% fflnrmtljiatt CLASS OF JUNE 1941 Appreciation To the Ladies and Gentlemen employed in Girard College the Class of June 1941 has something very real and sincere to say—and this goes for every one of you from the President to the person, whoever he or she may be, who has had the least opportunity to help us: We wanted very much to secure the pictures of all the staffs in various depart¬ ments — especially that of the Household Staff with whom we have lived all these years so closely. That we could not secure these, in addition to the group picture of the High School Staff, is disappointing to us all, but there is no time when all of you are available for photo¬ graphing. This thought alone will tell you better than some flowery sentiment, perhaps, that we shall forever remember you as friends who guided us in tender years to this great moment which we have anticipated with such fervor. We thank you deeply for your affec¬ tion and help, and we want you to know, as we part today, how much we appreciate all that you have done for our class. Slljf (Enrintljian L 6 ] Hint? Thank You, Stephen Girard! In a little store on Water Street, Philadelphia, Stephen Girard began his notable life in this country. Growing from boyhood into a knowledge of ships, his humble beginning in life grew into a commercial career. After showing himself a successful business man, he proved that he was far more than a mere good citizen by aiding a large number of strick¬ en Philadelphians during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Inl812 his interest in banking brought about the new bank of Stephen Girard. Always prospering in this activity, he was able to support the na¬ tion in a vital way when large loans were necessary to finish the War of 1812 in our favor. And that is how this poor boy, born in the outskirts of Bord¬ eaux, France, came into prom¬ inence as an American in which he is now revered. It has long been realized that he deserved more than a “resolution of thanks” for his service to others. This great humanitarian deserves the gratitude of his country, the love of his fellow Philadelphians, and the love and admiration of his own boys now scattered throughout the world. The Class of June, 1941 joins a large Girard family of alumni with this tribute and every devotion which can flow from human hearts. But why all this? When Stephen Girard died, he did not leave his millions entirely to relatives and friends. Instead, he founded a college for poor, male, white orphans; and we are the heirs of this foundation. Girard College has grown more than tenfold in enrollment and endowment since its inception. It has been blessed with the undying appreciation of thousands of boys and mothers, the former of whom owe their fine training and start in life to this great American. Instead of the mother’s going to work and the children’s entering some conventional orphan asylum, the lucky families affiliated with Girard College have enjoyed a foster father’s kind 1941 [ 7 ] and willing help all the way along what might have been a tragic way. How thank¬ ful they are to have met this good fortune in the midst of those dark hours! Perhaps the richest of fathers could not have provided as the wise and beneficent mind and heart of the Founder of Girard College didin his great Will. Carefully guided, into young manhood, given the best mental, physical, and moral training, the best facilities for recreation, hobbies, personal interests, and, greatest of all, a good home we of June 1941 want all to know with what fullness of gratitude and devotion we take this sad departure from the only real home that most of us have ever known. Long shall we remember West End days, the journey eastward, our governesses, housemasters, teachers, and other wise counsellors; the first competitive sports of Lafayette and Good Friends, the daily chapel services leading us through the great lessons of the Bible to the finest meaning of religion; browsing in the Library where we learned to enjoy leisure time reading; group life in the buildings where special activities and life lessons aroused our appreciation of so many fine things. College preparation and an apprenticeship in commercial or shop trades have been ours to use and enjoy with every help needed to get a good job. In all these Girard has given us the best. But here a decade of happiness and profit ends most opportunities unless we take the responsibility to continue this self-improvement which is the foundation of all personal progress in life. And take the responsibility we will—to bring honor and credit to Girard College, the blessing of our boyhood years. THE HIGH SCHOOL STAFF ©l|P (Enrinthiatt 3Jutte [ 8 ] In Retrospect Ten years ago the Class of June 1941 began their careers as Girardians with Dr. Herrick faithfully and earnestly discharging the important duties of the President of the College. We shall always remember him behind the Chapel desk leading our daily and Sunday devotional program. We shall also recall the day when he took his place there for the last time; it was then that he finished twenty- six years of steady application to his task. On this day he was presented with a valuable golf bag complete with clubs purchased by voluntary contribution from the student body who wished to show their high regard and sincere good wishes. Many eyes were damp besides this fine old gentleman’s as he expressed his appreciation of this gift. And then on October 30, 1936 came Dr. Merle M. Odgers to succeed Dr. Herrick. A new regime under our President-elect started when we were about half way through our course. Lincoln once said, “Don’t swap horses while crossing a stream.” But this change has been fortunate for us because Dr. Odgers has been able to fill Dr. Herrick’s place with a high order of enthusiasm and industriousness. After commencing our Girard life under Dr. Herrick and reaching our High School and Commencement under Dr. Odgers, we, the Class of June 1941, wish to pay a merited tribute to these very fine gentlemen. 1041 [ 9 ] fflaruttljian CLASS ADMINISTRATION j-i J-2 John Kolega President Donald Bredbenner James DeVuono Vice-President John Kolega Donald Bredbenner Secretary Charles Porter Thomas Santilli Treasurer Thomas Santilli S-l William Tridico President S-2 John Kolega John Kolega Vice-President Wiliam Tridico Charles Porter Secretary Charles Porter Thomas Santilli . T reasurer Harry Adams President NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY . William Tridico Vice-President Donald Bredbenner Secretary Charles Porter President STUDENT COUNCIL Donald Bredbenner ATHLETIC COUNCIL Anthony DeRosa CONFERENCE COMMITTEE John V. Smith 3 unr Stye (Enrintljian [ 10 ] 1941 [ 11 ] (Em mtl|tan JOHN JOSEPH G. KOLEGA (Johnny) President 311 Strayer St., Johnstown, Pa. Ambition: To give my mother the best. Basketball, ’38, ’39, ’40, ’41; Track, ' 40; Soccer, ’40; Athletic Committee, S-l; Glee Club, J-2, to S-2; President of Glee Club, Vice-Pres. of Class, J-2, S-l ; President of Class,J-l, S-2; Pres¬ ident Physical Education Club, J-l, J-2; Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics; Baseball, ’41. Whenever there was something to be done, John teas always there to lead it. His athletic ability, his agility, and, above all, his amiability totmrds his classmates put John high in our es¬ teem. Girard College June 19, 1941 Dear Classmates, We have come a long way together —more like brothers than like friends, and now, after many years spent together, we must pa rt and take each a different road in the life to come. Though 1 may never see some of you again, I shall always remember you, not for your fame or valor as a student but for your willingness to serve the class and help the other fellow. When we enter the world outside, we shall confront new prob¬ lems and strange faces, and we shall have to make new friends. It may be hard at first, but the training we have had at Girard has made us confident, resourceful, and competent. Let us remember, fellows, that as graduates of Girard we should always be adding to the good reputation of a great school in everything we do. It is a serious responsibility in which the Class of June 1941 will not fail. And so, in parting, I give you this thought and my best wish¬ es in the hope that you will accomplish everythin g you under¬ take, and have fullest measure of happiness, health, and success. Sincerely, John Kolega 3iunr ((Eorintljiau [ 12 ] WILLIAM J. TRIDICO (Joe) Vice President and Valedictorian 865 Corinthian Ave., Philadelphia Ambition: To get my mother a beautiful house in the country. Penn Summer Band and Orchestra, ’38, ’39; Band 7-A to S-2; Student Leader of Band, S-2; Captain of Band, S-2; Orchestra ' , S-l, S-2; Glee Club, S-l, S-2; Secretary of Glee Club, S-2; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Pres, of National Honor Society, S-2; Pres, of Class, S-l; Vice-Pres. of Class, S-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate, ' 37; Senior First-Aid Certificate, ’39; Student Council, .1-1; Vice-Pres., Physical Edu¬ cation Club, ’39, ’40; WFIL Radio Program, ' 41; Soccer, ' 40; Editor-in-chief of The Corinthian Staff. Joe is one of those all-around fellows. A combination of athletic and scholastic ability make him not only liked by everyone but in a class by himself. We ' re sure he’ll reach those high standards that he has set for himself. 116 Ypland Terrace, Bala, Pa. Ambition : To be a Certified Public Accountant. Track, ' 40, ' 41; Secretary of Class, J-2 to S-2; Captain in Battalion; Sec. Social Studies Club; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Secretary of National Honor Society. A combination of scholastic and athletic ability, along with a friendliness for all his classmates, made Charley a rather envi¬ able figure about the campus. We can’t pass ' without saying something about his handsome features and his way with the girls. HARRY W. ADAMS (Hair) Treasurer 175 VV. Grand Avenue, Tower City, Pa. Ambition : To be a master cabinet-maker and Secretary of State. Band, 7-A to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2; President of Carpentry Club, S-2; Treasurer of Class, S-2. Hair teas one of those fellozvs who had a smile for everyone and a good hold on his temper. The band ivould have been at a loss without Harry beating out those bass notes on his tuba. To Hair, success and happiness in the future! JOHN WILLIAM AKERS (Bundy) Greentown, Pa. Track, ’41; Manager Basketball, ’40-41; Color Sgt. Battalion; Dramatic Club: Cast of Valley Forge, Luther Burbank. Bundy ' s ability to handle things was shown when he managed the basketball team. Always a good hurdler on the track, he will hurdle the problems of life just as well. 1941 (Enrintljian Tin WILLIAM J. BARCLAY (B31, 7018 Greanray Artaas, Phibdel ' Ambition ; Chief linotypisz in a well knovn cosjcera. Sscrttary, Camera Cfct. J-2; Yice-Presfea. Camera CM), S-l; Glee Chib, J-2 to S-2; Photography Editor, Cokixthias staff. Btf t a forer of musk as well as of many other things, and this interest in good things will benefit him greatly in later life. He is one of the friendliest fellows in the dots. JOHN G. BOYCE Johnny 12 E. Orchard Arenue, Mapleshade X. J. Ambition: To die of old age. Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Battalion Johnny is always carefree and willing to help everyone. He is an authority on many special interests, and his knowledge of practical things will benefit him greatly. DONALD W. BREDBENNER (Don; 29056 Hennepin Avenue, Garden City, Michigan Ambition: To get a big, expensive, easy chair for mother, to put my two brothers through college, and to raise a happy family. Student Council, J-2 to S-2; Secretary, J-2; Vice-Pres., S-l; Pres., S-2; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Vice-Pres., S-2; Girard News Staff, J-l to S-2; Art Editor, J-l, J-2; Feature Editor, S-l; Editor-in-Chiet, S-2; Eagle Scout, Gold Quill Award; Swimming, ' 38, ' 39, ' 49, ' 41; Co-Captain, ' 41; Dramatic Club, S-l, Cast: Luther Burbank; Pres. Debating Club, S-l; Pres. Journalist Club, S-2; Art Editor, Girard Magazine, S-2; Glee Club, J-l to S-2, Librarian, S-2; Confer¬ ence Committee, S-l; Secretary of Class, J-l; President of Class, J-2; First Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; Life Saving Certi¬ ficate; Art Editor, Cokimthia. . " Lor he’s a jolly good fellow " is a familiar line suitable to Don. Ilts long list of honors and influences at Girard form one side of the equation of success. WILLIAM G. CARNAHAN ( Blair; 463 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, Pa. Ambition : To Ire a successful cabinet maker. Vice-President Carpentry Club, S-l, S-2; First Lieutenant Bat¬ talion, S-l, S-2. No matter how he felt, Blair always kept his chin up and looked happy. A loud laugh expressed his fine sense of humor, and his workmanlike qualities will enable him to attain great success. abe (Enrintlnan 3Jimr L 14 ] JOSEPH E. CIVETTA (Joe) 1428 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia Ambition : To be an actor-director-producer-writer. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Jean Valjcan ; Radio Sketch on WFIL; Cast, Luther Burbank, Miracle on the Desert -, Second Prize, Washington Essay; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; Cultural Olympics Episode on Stephen Girard; Cast, Barbarians; Radio Sketch on WFIL; Cultural Olympics. Joe has always been an idoliscr of those that could show him something in acting, oration, or rhetoric, but we feel that lie is more than fust an idolicer. CAESAR J. CIVITELLA (Caesar) 413 N. Simpson St., West Philadelphia Ambition: To wake up and live. Junior Life Saving Certificate, ’36; Secretary, Physical Edu¬ cation Club; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Track, ’39, ' 40, r 41; Soccer, ’40; President of Social Studies Club, S-2; Athletic Council, S-l; Penn Cultural Olympics, S-2; Basketball, ’40, ' 41. Caesar was always the spark of any activity he was in. He could argue with ten fellows at a time and win. His big smile and leadership are only two of the " valuable assets that will aid him in attaining success. WALTER H COSTELLO (Cos) 2917 N. Rorer St. Philadelphia Ambition: To invent something. Lieutenant in Battalion, S-l, S-2. A lover of music, an idealistic spirit and frequent love affairs makes Cos an interesting character. His ability in the battalion will make him valuable to the army should it need him. GEORGE D ' AMORE (Damie) 625 Kimball St. Philadelphia Ambition : To become a government printer. Sergeant in Battalion, S-l; First Prize, Individual Competitive Drill, J-l. Damie is very proficient in printing and quite capable of doing almost anything. We predict success and happiness for this friendly personality. 1941 [ 15 ] ®ij? (Emintljiau STANLEY H. DAVIS (Dave) 2233 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia Ambition: To make my mother happy. Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics, ’41. Tall, dark, and handsome Cassanova, Dave has always worn c smile. His frequent cracks and cordial greetings put him it the brackets of likable fellows. ANTHONY L. DeROSA (Tony) 1040 Church St., Johnstown, Pa. Ambition: To get along with people. Soccer, ’39, ’40; Baseball, ’40, ’41; Glee Club, J-2 to S-l; Vice- Pres. Social Studies Club, S-2; Athletic Council, S-l, S-2; Penn Cultural Olympics. Original, picturesque, zvitty, humorous, ironic; such are the traits of our Tony. His frequent jokes and ability in sports will long be remembered by all. WILLIAM A. DeSAVINO (Bill) 1120 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Ambition: To be a happy aviator and to share my happiness with others. Swimming team, ’38-’39, ’40-’41; Captain, ' 41; Secretary of Life Saving Club, S-2; Eagle Scout; Junior Life Saving Certificate, ’38. Bill is a fellozv zvho will reach great heights in more than an airplane. He is one zvho zvill be remembered long for his win¬ ning smile and determination to do bigger and better things. JAMES DeVUONO 1808 N. Taney St., Philadelphia Ambition : To talk less and write more. Captain of Battalion, S-2; Vice-Pres. of Class, J-l; Debating Team; Associate Editor of Girard Magazine, S-2; 2nd prize, Safety Essay, 2-2; The Corinthian Staff; Conference Com¬ mittee, S-l. Jim has alzvays wrapped himself in a deep play. He is one of the fellows who attempt lo solve those " mysteries of life. " His eloquent style of writing will be a helping hand to his ambition. ®h? (Corinthian 3Junr [ 16 ] FRANK J DiANGELIS (Mike) 936 Pierce St., Philadelphia Ambition: To really enjoy life. Track, ’40-’41; Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics. Embodied with the muscular pozuer of Hercules, Mike made himself a predominate figure in all our fields of sport. May he pole-vault to great heights of success. JAMES J. FINCHEN (Jim) 3146 Cedar St., Philadelphia Ambition: To be head of the Smithsonian Institution and a Scout Executive. Girard Nezvs, J-2 to S-2; Managing Editor, S-2; Vice-Pres Forestry Club, S-l; Pres. Forestry Club, S-2; Eagle Scour 1941° r 1 ,fe Savlng Certificate : Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics Jim has a wide knowledge of forest lore and can tell you about any insect, tree, or plant. If Jim keeps up his fast pace of learning, it will be a cinch for him to fulfill his ambition ALBERT FREEDMAN (Al) 2727 N. 29th St., Philadelphia Ambition: To be better than average in whatever I do. Band 1-1 to S-2; Sergeant of Band, S-2; Glee Club J-2 to S-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Orchestra J-2 to S-2. Al is an artist on the drums, but besides this he can take life’s problems as they come and beat out an answer to every one. RICHARD GILMORE (Dick) 848 27th St., Altoona, Pa. Ambition: To be an expert pattern maker. Vice-Pres. of Pattern-Making Club, S-2; Track, ’40. Dickie probably would have been one of our best milers if some unfortunate things had not occurred. However, Dickie was never one to be discouraged, and if he goes through life this ivay he will get there first. 1941 [ 17 ] LEWIS GRIFFITH (Ick) 252 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Ambition: To become a successful businessman. Sergeant in Battalion, J-2 to S-2. Ick is a lad ivho takes the world’s problems as they come and solves them as fast. His willingness to cooperate will help in all his undertakings. MARSHALL GUNTRUM (Bird) 105 Depew St., Rochester, N.Y. Ambition : To be happy. Modest, sincere in his friendships, and reliable in his work is this fellow Bird. But he can cook up some pretty good pranks note and then to play, and he knozos how to take it himself when he is on the other end of the joke. WILLIAM HARGY (Higs) 7 St. and Asaphs Rd., Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. Ambition: To be an expert draftsman. Soccer, ’39, ’40; Track, ’40; Band 7-A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, J-l to S-2. If Higs were one of the seven dzvarfs he would undoubtedly be " Bashful. " His shyness kept him azvay from most of our dances, but his modesty and fine personality are traits which will enable him to make and keep countless friends. PAUL L. HOFFMAN (Hoff) Millersbtirg, Pa. Ambition: To be a mechanical engineer. Swimming, ’37, ’38, ’39, ’40, ’41; 2nd Lt. in Battalion; 2nd Prize, Individual Competitive Drill; Glee Club, J-2, S-l, S-2. Hoff ' s interest and ability in swimming have rendered him one of our leading natators. Whenever there zvere pranks being played, Hoff was cither a witness or the culprit. 3)mtP ®lj? (Smintljtan [ 18 ] WILLIAM CHARLES HUNT (Irish) 111 Cemetery St., W. Avoca, Pa. Ambition: To make friends and influence people. Nothing is easier than fault-finding, but one set up in the qrum- bhng business would have a hard time finding something ' amiss with Irish His fine sense of humor and love for the lighter things will place him high in the ranks of good men ALLEN R. INMAN (Inch) 3907 N. 9th St., Philadelphia Ambition : To be successful in whatever I may try to accomplish. J, ra . ck c i 4 °‘d 11 B f S nu tbal1, 4 ,° " 41; Secrctar y of Photography C ] ub - H- Pres - of Photography Club, S-2; Photography Editor of The Corinthian; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Inch is high in stature and in our esteem. Click, click click is Inch s announcement that he is around for he is forever taking snapshots. 1 es, Inch, we ivish you a clear exposure on life, and may the focus that the hum has set for you be a true one as zee knoiv it will. RICHARD W. JEFFRIES (Jeff) 3218 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Ambition: To win an argument. Debating, S-l; Cast: Valley Forge. Jeff always wore a contented smile, and justly so because he icas alzvays doing fine work in literary and debating circles. May Jeff be as successful in the future as he has been in the past. JACK JOSEPH KATZ (Jake) Hotel Royal Palm, Park Avenue, Montcalm, Detroit, Michigan Ambition: To make a decent living, support my mother, and remain single. Band, 1-2 to S-l; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-l; Assistant Track Man¬ ager, ’39, ’40; Track Manager, ' 41; Junior Life Saving Certi¬ ficate, ’38; Second Prize Penmanship; President of Commercial Club. Jake has an extraordinary ability to juggle figures. This ability has led him to be our outstanding mathematician and book¬ keeper. Jake will “figure " his ivay to success, too. 1941 (Enrtntljtan [ 19 3 JOHN KELLY (Kells) 119 W. Goepp Street, Bethlehem, Pa. Ambition: To attain success in life. Band, 7-A to S-l; Vice-Pres. Camera Club. Where anyone is having fun there you’ll find Kells. When Kells is in trouble lie usually looks on the sunny side and everything turns out all right. His good-heartedness and friendly nature make him a worthy companion. WILLIAM G. KOBAN (Bill) 133 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, Pa. Ambition: To travel. Bill always made a good finished product out of anything he undertook. We are proud to include his name on our class roll call. FORREST M. LEWIS (Chubs) York Haven, Pa., R.F.D. No. 1, Ambition: To enjoy life while I am single. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2, Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics. Tranquil, fair, and courteous in all that he says or docs, Chubs is almost certain to get his slice of succes s in the field of elec¬ tricity. HAROLD E. MacDONALD (Mac D) 1723 First Avenue, Altoona, Pa. Ambition : To be a Chemist. Piano, 7-A to J-2; Cast: Valley Forge; Secretary Chem. Club, S-l; President Chem. Club, S-2; Second Prize Chemistry, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Mac never wasted any words although he had the biggest store of information in our elass. A zviaard at chemistry, a fine musi- ciun, and a likable fellow are points which zvill make Mac long remembered. dJmtP (Eorintljtan [ 20 ] WILLIAM J. MALLOY (Jim) 2815 W. Clementine St., Philadelphia Ambition : To excel in the mechanical field. Basketball, ’40, 41. Dill is the handsome, modest type. On the basketball court and on the baseball diamond his athletic ability stood out Since Rill is cooperative he will yet along everywhere THOMAS C. McCAFFERY (Tom) 206 Atlantic Avenue, Cheswick, Pa. Ambition: To be a success in life. Tom has always been very quiet, but he Proved many times that “actions speak louder than Words.” Tom is the friend of everyone in the class so he has made a good start toivard his JOHN J McMEARTY (Mac) 653 Union St., Philadelphia Ambition: To be an electrical engineer. Band, 7-A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Vice-Pres. of Chess Club, J-2; Pres, of Chess Club, S-l. Mac was one of our handsome felloivs who never had to resort to a blind date or go stag. Although Mac was usually quiet, he had a lot of hidden ability some of which ivas shown by his fine management of the tennis team. RALPH J QUICK (Vite) R.F.D. No. 1, Elmer, New Jersey Ambition: To lead a normal life. Vite means quick in French and describes in one word what we wish to say about him. Vite shone as an extemporaneous joker. 1941 (Eflrintljiatt [ 21 ] THOMAS R. RANDALL (Rags) 390 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Ambition: To make friends and influence people. Photography Editor, The Corinthian. Rags not only had a big collection of swing records but also a large store of jokes which ahvays had him surrounded by a crowd. However, there was more than jmst jokes; his congenial attitude toivards everyone made him popular. JOHN F. RAWLINGS (Butler) 615 Arthur St., Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a world noted ornithologist. Band, 7-A to S-2; Vocal Music Prize, 7-A; Manual Arts Prize, 7-B; Sec. of Naturalist Club, S-l; Pres, of Naturalist Club, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. His love for biological work along with his skill in that field will surely combine to see John mount the ladder of am¬ bitious heights. RICHARD CALVIN RHEINHART (Bot) R.F.D. No. 1, Easton, Pa. Ambition: To become an expert at my trade. Track, ’40, ’41; Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics, ’41. Bottle is a pattern maker, and if he patterns his life after the grade of work lie did in the shop, and with the speed he display¬ ed on the track, we predict success. WILLIAM E. RIEMER (Riem ) 620 W. Huntingdon St. Philadelphia Ambition: To be a botanist. L’Alliance Francais prize, 2-2; District Contest Soloist, J-2; Orchestra 7-A to S-2; Student Leader Orchestra, S-2;Vice- Pres. of Naturalist Club, S-l. Reims is undoubtedly the class scientist. He greiv all sorts of things in his room besides a very likable personality. His prowess in the classroom is respected by everyone. fair ®l}p (Corinthian [ 22 ] SAMUEL ROBERTS (Sam) R.F.D. No. 1 Mountain Top, Pa. Ambition: To be a C.P.A. Band, 7-A to 1-2; Sergeant in Battalion, 1-2 to S-l. ir™ ° ne l0 ; takc . eaSy a,,d " ol worry much about life DAVID ROMANO (Dave) 1538 Ritner Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition : To be a tool maker. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Soccer, ’40. His dominating presence, large store of anecdotes told in his original method of mimicry, and active participation in sports render Dave an outstanding figure on the campus. JAMES A. RUDDY (Jim) 1646 Sweeny Ave., Scranton, Pa. Ambition: To be an electrical engineer. Soccer, ’38, ’39; Basketball, ’40, ’41; Athletic Member, S-l- Pennsylvania Cultural Olympics, ’41. Ruds has a wit that far surpasses that of any others. For this, his ability as an athlete, and many other striking characteristics he shall long be remembered. BARTHOLOMEW JOHN RUMAKER (Bart) 138 Hoffman St., Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To set foot in every state. Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2- Girard News, J-2 to S-2; Girard Magazine; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Track, ’40, ' 41; 1st Prize for Washington Essay- The Corinthian Staff; Sergeant in Band; News Editor, Girard News. Bart’s wit and humor often had us " rolling.” Bart was well versed in the art of writing stories and poems. His agility in clearing the bar at five feet in the high jump is a sure sign of his leaping great heights in the future. 1941 (ttonntljtan THOMAS F. SANTILLI (Tom) 2538 Tasker Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Ambition: To be a fiery prosecutor. Member of Thf. Corinthian Staff, Treasurer of Class, J-l to S-l; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; National Honor Society, S-l to S-2; Student Council Member, J-l; Band, 1-1 to S-2; Orches¬ tra, S-2; Lieutenant in Band; Junior Life Saving Certificate. A face that sparkles with genius, eyes that flash with fire, and a voice charming and eloquent constitute an orator of the high¬ est order, and thus it is with Tom. JOHN W J. SCHMIDT (Schmitty) 2912 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia Ambition: To excel in the fields of chemistry and electricity. Band 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l, S-2; Sergeant in Band S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. Besides having handsome features and being adored by the opposite sex, Schmitty has a fair sense of sportsmanship. He can give as well as take it. With this spirit Schmitty’s goal is not far distant. JOHN V. SMITH (J. V.) 218 Carson St., Manayunk, Pa. Ambition: To be a doctor and find the cause of cancer. American Legion Award, 7-A; Track, ’40; Soccer, ’40; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-Pres. of Glee Club, S-2; First Prize in Penmanship, 2-2; Student Council, S-l, S-2; Secretary of Stu¬ dent Council, S-l; Cast: Luther Burbank, Miracle on the Des¬ ert, Stephen Girard, Barbarians; Conference Committee, J-2, S-l, S-2; President of Dramatic Club, S-2; Cultural Olympics Episode; WFIL Radio Sketch. IVe all knozv J.V. as one who does things rather than one who talks about doing them. May he go on in life just as he has been, and may he achieve those things which he has set for his ambition. ANDREW J. THEIS (Andy) R.F.D. No. 3, Pottstown, Pa. Ambition: To become an artist. Sergeant in Battalion, S-l ; President of Naturalist Club, S-l; Art Editor of Girard Neivs, S-2; President of Art Club, S-2; Art Editor of The Coiuntiiian Staff, S-2. Artistic in his manner, Andy was always too precise to turn in a sloppy job. We will always regard him as a fine fellow who did fine things. Qllje (Enrintljian aimu? [ 24 ] CLARENCE E. THOMAS (Tom) 2034 Wallace St., Philadelphia Ambition: Never to be unemployed. Sergeant of Battalion, S-l. Tom ' s biggest asset to the class was his congenial attitude He i " ™ problems and neverhes- — ' ’I need of it. itated in lending a hand to those that u ' ei LEWIS TRAUTMAN (Fish) 137 Harvey Ave., Doylestown, Pa. Ambition: To be a successful cabinet maker. Secretary of Photography Club, S-2. Fish was one who ivas always having a good time, but he was J Zi iifeZmLS mrw ch ‘- Ai, ‘ Ambition: To be BLAINE L. TURNER (Blaine) 522 Knight St., Reading, Pa. mechanical engineer. Band, 7-A to S-2; First Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, Pa - Southeastern District Contest; Swimming, 40, 41; Treasurer of Life Saving Club, S-2. Although Blaine was often hidden behind the tuba in the Band nothing could hide his fine qualities of friendship, good-heart¬ edness and understanding. Blaine never shirked work, and his dependability will surely bring him success. FRANK J. ULEAU (Cork) 5141 N. Sydenham St., Philadelphia Ambition -. To own my own business, and have offices in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Carefree in his manner and whimsical in his remarks, Cork has been the nucleus of times we shall never forget. Cork has shown his prowess as an athlete more than once while brilliantly performing in the outfield. 1941 ulljr (Ennuthiau RICHARD A. WHITE (Dick) Hooversville, Pa. Ambition : To stop being lazy. Second Lieutenant in Battal ion, S-l; Range Officer; Debating, " Think twice before you speak ” was a rule that Dick observed, and he usually came up with the right ansu ' er. Strong mentally and physically, nothing can stop Dick from being a success. JAMES C. WILEY (Doc) 17 W. Walnut Lane, Germantown, Philadelphia Ambition : To have a distinguished naval career. Vice-Pres. Chemistery Club, S-2. Doc’s character in every way is the type zvhich the Naval Academy is looking for, and when he gets out there the Army wilt certainly be envious. Doc always stood out as a scholar among other things, and he will easily attain whatever he attempts. DONALD J WILLIAMS (Scub) 43 Lee Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa Ambition: To get a good job. Scub has attached to his art of silence an eloquence; to his art of work a happiness; to his art of thinking a clearness; and to us many memories of an esteemed friend. MEYER WEISS (Meyer) 996 N. 7th St., Philadelphia Ambition : To live up to the good name of Girard. Soccer, ’40 ; Basketball, ’41; Penn Cultural Olympics, ’41 Third Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2. Hep to-the-jive-jitterbug Meyer really has a way with the girls An anginal, likable personality with a fine knowledge of book¬ keeping should put him on the high side of life ilutip (Emintljmtt [ 26 ] CHARLES L. YOOS (Chub) Maine Highway, Mt. Holly, New Jersey Ambition : To be an electrical engineer. Glee Club, J-2 to S-2. II orth your weight in gold " is an expression which ably des¬ cribes Chub His friendship is valued by all. and he will be remembered long as a very substantial member of the class BERNARD ZV1RBL1S (Worm) 127 Valley St., Exeter, Pa. Ambition : To be an expert draftsman. Sergeant Major in Battalion, S-2. Not always the mainstay of the group, but never absent. Worm has found a warm spot for himself in all his classmates ' hearts. 1941 [ 27 ] fflnruttljrtan The Glee Club Twenty members of our class helped to form the backbone of the Glee Club, and under President John Kolega we can truthfully say that we were successful. The members were evenly divided among different sections and thus formed a strong, experienced foundation for tenor and bass sections alike. On Founder’s Day we gave an ap¬ preciated performance, and the highlights of the program were “The Vagabonds” and “Kathryn’s Wedding March.” Not only were our concerts considered a suc¬ cess, but our dances, too, under the guid¬ ance of Miss Harvey, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Odgers, our hostesses, and Mr. Campbell and Dr. Carey, our hosts, were thrilling. To Mr. Banks and Dr. Carey we extend our thanks for their tireless efforts in forming this successful organization. Who’s Who in June ’41 Most Likely to Succeed. Most Serious-Minded. . Most Popular . Will be Married First. Most Friendly . Best Looking . Best Dancer . Most Typical Hummer. Wittiest . Biggest Smile . Best Athlete . Most Talkative . Best Musician . Best Line . Most Studious . Shortest . Tallest . Heaviest . Laziest . Most Bashful . Happiest . Best Dresser . Quietest . Best Politician . .The Class .Joe Tridico . Johnny Kolega ..Caesar Civitella .J.V. Smith . Johnny Kolega .. . Dave Romano .Jim Ruddy . . Bart Rumaker .J.V. Smith .Jim Ruddy . .Ceasar Civitella Mac MacDonald .. .Dave Romano .Doc Wiley . Worm Zvirblis .Inch Inman .Chub Yoss .Bill Koban .Tom McCaffery .Irish Hunt .Cork Uleau .Tom McCaffery .Joe Tridico 3)unr El)? (Enrinttjiati [ 28 ] CAMPUS SCENES 1041 [ 29 ] ®ijp (Emintljtatt 3hmr 0tj? (Corinthian [ 30 ] SES AD Character—Scholarship—Leadership—Service : Only a few of our class have had these desirable traits so necessary to bear the torch as outstanding members of Girard. We were all satisfied to see the wise choice made when Joe Tridico, Charlie Porter, and Don Bredbenner were called to the platform as the first members of our class to be inducted into the Society during our J-2 term. John Rawlings and Tom Santilli received our congratulations when they took the oath of the Society during their S-l term. In the offices were Joe Tridico as President, Don Bredbenner as Vice-President, and Charley Porter as Secretary. With such able men to head the organization, its affairs were handled very efficiently. And now to those elected to the National Honor Society in our final term we give our hands in congratulations. Looking back on our socials, trips, athletics, literary works and other class affairs we can truly say all were handled efficiently. Largely responsible for our success was John Kolega, our President. Ably filling the shoes of Vice-President was Joe Tridico. Charlie Porter was our correspondence executive while Harry Adams did a fine job handling our modest wealth. Don Bredbenner was most capable in directing the affairs of the Student Council. Also responsible for pulling the Girard Nevus to greater heights, Don showed his ability in the literary field and as an artist. Again Joe Tridico exercised his leadership as head of the Girard Chapter of the National Honor Society. Our representative in athletics was Tony DeRosa. Behind the scenes with the Conference Committee was J. V. Smith. So endeth our record of admin¬ istrative duties. Bundy Akers as a sentry in Journey’s End made our class debut in dramatics. In December 1939 Joe Civetta played the part of Jalvert in the play Les M iserables. The 1940 Spring Play, Valley Forge, found Bundy Akers as Rafe, Washington’s orderly, Dick Jefferis, as an old woman, and Mac Macdonald as an elegant congressman. Activities Night saw Don Bredbenner as a schoolboy, J. V. Smith as an old farmer, Joe Civetta as Mr. Stone, and Bundy Akers as a nurseryman in the play, Luther Burbank. The first member in our class to get a lead role was J. V. Smith, as the stranger in Miracle of The Desert. Along with Smith came Joe Civetta in the part of a crazed English soldier. Bundy Akers, Joe Civetta, and Smith gave excellent performances in a short play for the Cultural Olympics entitled Stephen Girard. This took place shortly after Smith’s election as president of the club. The curtain fell on our stage performances with three one-act plays in the spring of 1941 in which J. V. Smith, Joe Civetta, Bundy Akers, A1 Freedman, Hoff Hoffman, Ick Griffith, Tom Thomas, and Dick Jefferis took part and made a grand finale to the dramatics of June ’41. 1941 [ 31 1 Stye fflnrtntytan 3luur (£urintl|iatt [ 32 ] Tridico, Santilli, and Schmidt tickling the keys of their clarinets; Hargy and Rumaker whistling a minor melody on their silver flutes; Adams, Turner, and Rie- mer blaring the undermining bass notes to give the band stateliness and solidity; Raw¬ lings pouncing on the off beats; Freedman pounding out those familiar flams and rolls: this constitutes our representation in the Girard Band and Orchestra. Under the leadership of Joe Tridico, the band got under way with some new drill formations. We can truthfully say that we were proud of our accomplishments under the Student Leader of the Orchestra, Bill Reimer, and Captain of the Band, Joe Tridico. To Mr. Morrison, Mr. Binz, and Mr. Frey we are sincerely thankful, and we greatly appreciate the faithful and persistent guidance they gave to us. The literary attainments of the graduates of June ’41 belong to a group of school publications which can have no posterity. It has been said that our literary men have put life and beauty into what had been a second-hand bi-weekly — T he Girard News. And rightly so. Our school paper under the superb ingenuity of Don Bredbenner as Editor-in-Chief, Jim Finchen, Bart Rumaker, and Andy Theis, as supporting staff members, has provided delight and enjoyment to all of its read¬ ers. This group of talented fellows has set the News upon a higher pedestal. Jim DeVuono and Bart Rumaker, through their persistent endeavors, have help¬ ed in adding to the Girard Magazine a bit more life, not only by their staff work but also by their many contributions of poems and stories. We need not say anything for this, our last literary work, The Corinthian, for it speaks for itself; though we the Class of June ’41 shall be forgotten, our sentiments expressed in this published work will last forever. “Officers—center! March!” There they stood, stalwart young men of our school who had raised themselves from the ranks of the private to become commanding officers. In the front rank standing among the captains were Charles Porter and James DeVuono; behind them, among the lieutenants stood Walter Costello, William Carnahan, Paul Hoffman, John Boyce, and Richard White. Clad in their uniforms of khaki, with sabers drawn, these young men who had put forth their abilities for the betterment of our fine battalion represented our class endeavors in what has now become one of Girard’s most magnificent organ¬ izations. 1941 [ 33 ] ®l|p ffimiittljtan DANCES As it is with every class our J-l dance introduced a new field of enjoyment mingled with fear; social grace mixed with awkwardness; forwardness with bashfulness. On that unforgettable night of J anu- ary 12, 1940, this shyness turned into gayety as the evening sped along, and be¬ fore we knew it Santilli was walking off the floor with the much coveted elimin¬ ation prize. Soon the farewell song was played and we said goodbye in real Cas¬ anova style. The second dance rolled around to find us “veterans.” However, there still lurked a taint of fear. Little “ Scub ” Williams and his Main Line “Deb” were the lucky pair this time, and gave a good exhibition of dancing to win the elimin¬ ation prize. The frequent novelty dances and the sweet personality of Carol Nich¬ olson added to the liveliness of the occa¬ sion. It seemed as though ages had passed be¬ fore we were all gathered together under the decorative balloons and Japanese lan¬ terns of the dance hall for our Senior Dance. And truly we were Seniors, and we felt our climb to the top in attaining social ease. This realization made our Senior-one dance very successful. But when all the names were drawn out of the hat, Dickie Gilmore alone remained on the floor to deserve a big hand for his performance as a jitterbug. Once more, as in all of our previous hops, this night of October 11, 1940, passed too rapidly and once again another two and one half hours of fun passed into noth¬ ing more than a memory. Who in the class will ever forget Feb¬ ruary 28, 1941? The winds howled and the snow covered everything like a great white sheet. But was that all? No. It was the night of our Senior-two affair. There were twenty-one girls at this last informal class affair, but despite the condition of the weather the good old “ hum spirit ” kept everyone going. The main feature of the evening was the Mock Chapel Ser¬ vice and Wedding. Everyone was includ¬ ed in the service, and due to the splen¬ did performance of Mr. Zarella as the minister and Mr. Sparks as the speaker everyone was compelled to hold his seat in an attempt to stay put. “Al” Freedman was the lucky bridegroom, and one well satisfied with his bride. We can hardly pass without showing our sincere appreciation of Miss Adams, Miss Rank, and Miss Jacobs as hostesses and Mr. Williams and Dr. Melchior as hosts. We thank them from the depths of our hearts. And also we thank those fellows who served as Masters of Cere¬ mony at the dances. To Don Bredben ' ner in J-l, J. V. Smith in J-2, Joe Tridico in both S-l and S-2 we extend congrat¬ ulations. Our last social gathering brought with it a taint of sadness for everyone danced with memories of the past. The lights dimmed for the last time. The farewell song thinned into memory. This was say¬ ing farewell to the hand that had guided us through the main chapter of our lives; farewell to the hand which had molded character, developed minds, understand¬ ing, and wisdom, and made us appreciate the finer things in life. 1941 [ 35 ] As youngsters we always delighted in taking trips because of the fun and know¬ ledge we got out of them. This enjoy¬ ment was greatly increased during the final years of our stay at Girard. Our first long trip was made to the New York World’s Fair in September 1939. Gingers were passed out on the train and that was the start of a good time in New York. As we stepped into the Empire State, the Trylon and Peri- sphere stood gleaming before us. Care¬ ful planning was needed in order to cov¬ er the many exhibits, and, although we had excellent maps, many of the fellows found it impossible to see everything. After lunch at Schafer’s Center everyone hurried back to the exhibits and iater met at the Aquacade where the “aqua- beaus and belles” put on a fine show. Nearly everyone was found at the amuse¬ ments after supper enjoying himself on the frollicking side of the Fair. Colorful fireworks provided a grand finale before we boarded the train tired and weary from a big day in New York. One sunny Friday, late in May, we found ourselves at historical Valley Forge. We were amazed at the beauty of the long green fields guarded by formidable cannons stationed at various points. The old huts, forts, and entrenchments took our minds back to the terrible winter of 1777 and 1778 when hungry soldiers froze and starved almost to death on this very ground. We saw the beautiful Valley Forge Memorial Chapel, and spent a long time viewing the Revolutionary War relics in the museum nearby. After scan¬ ning Mount Joy, we had a splendid view of the surroundings from the observation tower. Later we saw Washington’s Head¬ quarters, the Old Crossing, and Wayne Junction. Our bus ride back found us not as cheerful and noisy as we had been on the way out, for we were all sorry to leave Valley Forge and its springtime beauty. “All aboard for Washington!” came the cry, as a few late-comers dashed for the Girard Special. After a few minutes out most enjoyable trip was under way. Two hours of a delightful ride brought us to the great Union Station in Wash¬ ington, D. C. A bus tour of the city followed with stops at the F. B. I. build¬ ing, the Capitol, and the Lincoln Memor¬ ial. In the afternoon we passed into Virginia and down to Mount Vernon where we saw the beautiful Washington Home and tomb. In Arlington we saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the large white amphitheatre. The second day we continued our tour and viewed the making of paper currency in the Bureau of Engraving. A fine view of the city from the top of the Washington Memorial proved fascin¬ ating, and later the exhibits at the Smith¬ sonian Institute kept us busy until din¬ ner. We attended a fine movie for our usual Friday night entertainment. The last day at the Capitol City was spent visiting the White House, the Pan- American Building, and the Zoological Gardens. After taking a last look at our hotel, we boarded the train and our greatest of trips was over. 1941 [ 37 ] Sljp (Emiutljian SIDELIGHTS IN A SENIOR ' S LIFE QIIj? (Cmintljtan 3 mtp [ 38 ] Allen Hall Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zarella Thoughts of leaving what has been our home for the past decade now becomes a reality. We realize that there are some things which are dominant in our minds and outstanding in our youthful, active lives. Chief among these are Allen Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Zarella. They have bridged the gap which was made between life at Girard in the buildings and life on the outside of the walls. Previous to the renaming of old Section I, the boys delv¬ ed into an entirely new world upon graduation with no preparation at all, but with our introduction to Allen Hall those days are gone forever. Discipline is replaced with the keynote " responsibility.” We made many of our own decisions, formed new friends, grew in social graces, and opened up a new side of our personalities. All these re¬ sponsibilities served in bringing us closer to the realistic, profound world which we were about to enter upon graduation. Social functions were very prominent in our activities in our happy home. Great¬ er poise has been the result of our atten¬ dance at teas, small informal gatherings, house parties, and " bull sessions” in one anothers’ rooms. Home, Sweet Home” is truly the syn¬ onym for Allen Hall. It is a home and it is sweet in the real sense of the word. It has been our home. Regimentation, which had been the stimulant for our conduct during our life at the buildings, was tactfully omitted. No check-ups, no frequent supervision of our activities, no frustration of our worthwhile fancies. The goal of " home” was reached at last. And now, even as the sun sets in the West, so it sets on our life in Allen Hall and Girard, and we must say goodbye to our unforgettable home and friends. 1941 [ 39 ] fflurtutljian Letter Men Baseball DeRosa Kolega Swimming DeSavino Bredbenner Hoffman Basketball Track Soccer Civetella Hargy Romano Kolega Kolega Hargy Inman Di Angelis Civetella Weiss Schmidt DeRosa Malloy Katz Kolega Ruddy Akers Ruddy Akers Smith Smith Gilmore Ruddy 1941 [41 ] (GnrmtJjian THE HIGH SCHOOL THE LIBRARY iluttr (lilt? (Enruttbiau [ 42 ] INTERIOR OF THE CHAPEL 1941 01je fflmitttljtatt [ 43 ] Graduation Song. Girard College. Henry Hanby Hay. Thos. a’Becket. 1941 Slj? ffiormtJjian [ 45 ] THE JUNIOR SCHOOL (Cmiutljian 3lmir [ 46 ] AIRPLANE VIEW OF GIRARD COLLEGE “And the Fugitive Rays of the Setting Sun... Now the sun has set; its last faint rays Are slowly fading, ending life at Girard; While that sun was high our happy days Were spent with faithful care and guard. The old house games, the fun in the band, The batty drills and the great Spring Play, And classmates walking hand in hand . The setting sun has taken away. Thanks, for all the things you’ve given us, Guardians, teachers, and younger friends, You’ve brought us joy and happiness, Your advice will bring us dividends. Now the sun has set, and far-off places Will hold its light in high regard, But for us its last faint traces End our life in old Qirard. 1941 [ 47 ] fflmiutljiau JVutograpl]s

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