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Show Hide text for 1943 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 128 of the 1943 volume: “ ©It? (Unriuthiau Girard College, Philadelphia CONTENTS Title Page . 1 James D. White. . 2 Dedication. 3 Appreciation. 4 Dr. Melchior’s Letter. 5 Stephen Girard. 6 To Stephen Girard. 7 Prayer for a Warrior. 8 Class of January, 1943 . 9 Class Administration. 10 Sunrise. 11 President Smith. 12 Class Officers. 13 Class of January, 1943.14-28 Glee Club, Who’s Who. 29 Remember?.30-31 Class Snapshots. 32 Allen Hall. 33 Trips. 34 Lettermen. 35 Class Snapshots. 36 Socials. 37 N. H. S., Executive, Dramatics.38-39 Orchestra, English, Battalion.40-41 Victory Page. 42 Memories. 43 Class Snapshots . 44 Vocational III Class.45-50 Interior of the Chapel. 51 The Same Old Story. 52 High School and Library. 53 Farewell Song. 54 Airplane View of Girard College. 55 Sunset. 56 THE STAFF ¥ Norbert Kockler, Editor-in-Chief Bernard Scott George Matlack Manlio Mattia Associate Editors William Calhoun Robert P. Johnston Photography Editors Merrill Roberts “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 constitutions shall be formed and fostered in the minds of the sch- January 1943 Eulogy Let us praise our heroes today, Tomorrow they may be forgotten. Sing humble praise all those that may To them that struggled to preserve The peace and liberty we deserve. They must not from us e’er be lost In the sands of time uncrowned. Throughout the years brave lives were spent To make our country free— All this for liberty! Remember our comrades on foreign shore! Our Army, our Navy, our brave Air Corps; Staunch soldiers they, by courage led, Their loyal hearts must not be bled. No unsung death shall seize a one, We will support them with sword and gun! Praise these heroes of today ! Give them our best without delay; God give them strength for victory ! God make us worth our liberty ! The Corinthian is published twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced entirely by the Girard College Print Shop, Phila¬ delphia. James D. White [ 2 ] 31)? (Emlntljian flamiarg On behalf of the Class of January, 1943 the Editors affectionately dedicate this Corinthian to James D. White, B.S., Ed.M. Teacher of Commercial Subjects and Director of Student Work Friendship Ain ' t it good when life seems dreary And your hopes are about to end, Just to feel the handclasp cheery Of a fine, old, loyal friend? Ain’t it swell when things are getting Just as nasty as can be, For you to see the face a-glowing Of a friend who’s true to thee? Ain’t it fine when you feel badly And everything seems blue, To know that someone’s gladly Putting trust in you? Ain’t it nice when things are turning Topsy-turvy and askew, T0 discover someone showing Good, old-fashioned faith in you? Ain’t it good when you are sliding And are going down and out, Just to see someone abiding By your side without a pout? Ain’t it fine when you’re surrounded By the ladies and the men, To be sure that one among them Neve ll cease to be your friend? 1943 [ 3 ] In Parting To The Graduating Class of January, 1943 ■ " Every other group of boys that has left from Girard College during my thirty years of service here has gone out primarily with the thought of its own success in industry, business, or professional life. You young men leave with the certainty that in some capacity you are going to serve your country in the preservation and in the perpetuation of its institutions, its traditions, its ideals, its very existence. Frankly, we would so much rather have you pursue your vocational and your avocational interests in a world of order, of peace, of security. We wish you might set out upon the plans you made for yourselves when you selected your courses of study here at the College. It is challenging to you, however, to know that when your nation needs your brain and your brawn you are ready to give them in unstinted service and in loyal devotion—to offer to industry or to the armed forces of the state your native abilities, your acquired knowledge, your developed skills. It is for us a tremendous satisfaction to believe—yes to know—that you will acquit yourselves with honor, with dignity, with courage, with grim determination wherever the government of the United States feels you are most needed. What a thrill to hear of you as we did of a former captain in our battalion who ranked tenth recently in a selective service examination of three thousand eight hundred and sixty-two candidates! Yes, we know that distinction will come to you in the shipyards of the Delaware, on the islands of the Pacific, in the waters of the Mediterranean, above the clouds over Europe, in the engineering courses of our universities, at your desks in offices of war enterprises, in the mills and factories of war production and that you will make good. We shall be proud of you. It is always a pleasure to hear from the boys who leave Girard, but how anxiously we will want to hear from you—to learn of your work, your triumphs, your services to the nation, your sacrifices! We pray for the day when you can again return to the constructive activities of daily service in a world of free worship and free speech—a world free from fear and want—freedoms you will have helped to secure for all peoples of the earth for all time. Of one thing we are sure: wherever you serve and whatever you do, the name of Girard will bring to you fond memories and the desire to do credit to the school that was for so long a time your very home. The time for advice and admonition is past: you are on your own. Set for yourselves standards of daily living, of achievement, of ethical and spiritual ideals, and live up to them. Measure yourselves by the best you know. May the homes to which you now return be richer and happier for your presence. Look back upon this home at Girard with affection—this home which will always be ready to help you with your problems and will forever glory in your successes. Sincerely yours, “My deeds must be my life. When I am dead my actions must speak for me.” SIjp GLnrmthian [ 6 ] January To Stephen Girard To most people the dawning of January 21 will mean just another day, but to the Class of January 1943 it will be something of great personal significance. It means the sad termination of a period of years during which we have grown from small boys to young men, the time when we must go out to face the turmoil and strife of the present-day world. We ' ve fought, played, and loved one another side by side as brothers through ten of the formative years of our lives. The friends and acquaintances we’ve made at Girard are countless. Our experiences have been manifold and varied. Our education has finally been brought to a point of termination, but the thought uppermost in our minds at present is that we now have the chance to fulfill the desires and wishes of our great benefactor, Stephen Girard. It is he more than any one else who has made this wonderful school possible, and it is to him that we extend at this moment our deepest expression of gratitude for what he has done to enrich our lives. From cabin boy to philanthropist Stephen Girard worked his own way up among high ideals, perhaps the greatest one of which was to build for boys a school in which facts and things would be well taught. He has accomplished all that in the greatest legacy of all time. Now that we have come up through that school, and have finished its course of study, we can go out into the world with clear consciences and gain names for ourselves and Girard that any school on this earth would be proud to possess. No doubt, if Stephen Girard were living today, he would look upon the alumni of his college, his students, and his school with satisfaction and happiness, for what is happiness but the by-product obtained from work well done? " My deeds must be my life. When I am gone my actions must speak for me.” No saying or ideal of Mr. Girard should be cherished by the members of this class with greater seriousness. What foresight and vision was his when he planned this foundation as it is and selected the site of the old Peel Hall Farm which was on the outskirts of Philadelphia in 1831. And what vision on the part of The Board of Directors of City Trusts to have since that time invested the legacy in a manner that guaranteed appreciation and growth! Girard College has grown into the largest boarding school on earth, and naturally we believe the finest. Have his students and alumni paid him the proper tribute in their accomplishments and characters? We believe they have, and thousands of them have passed through the gates into outside lives of honor and usefulness. And now they go on to frontiers of freedom throughout the world. The Class of January 1943 will attempt to carry on these ideals and actions of Stephen Girard until the name Girard outshines all others. May we often pause to think of the Founder with admiration and respect. May we keep him enthroned in the loftiest towers of our hearts. Whether for God or for Country— or for both—when the call for service comes, let no man of January 1943 hesitate or falter! 1943 [ 7 ] (Eorintljtan Prayer for a Warrior Lord, before the battle give me might, Lord, let me stand for what is right; If ever l fight for what is wrong, Lord, make me weak instead of strong. Lord, if during the battle l must die, Lord, let me when death draws nigh Face the foe with sword in hand; Lord, let me fight while l can stand. Lord, if retreat is ever blown, Lord, if my comrades all have flown, Give me strength to stand, firm and true, Until, in death, my soul goes up to you. Class of January, 1943 Fight On! Years ago we fought that war To break the tyrant’s hold; But along with the calm of many years Once more the foe’s grown bold. Yes, once again the time has come To take up arms and fight. If peace must be preserved by force, Then right shall be our might! ’Tis now the battle has begun; A conflict but by treachery wrought. The enemy fust has drawn first blood, But it avails him naught. The roar of cannon is loud, And red the blood of the dead; Yet we shall bravely carry on Until it can be justly said, There is no more that we can do. We ' ve fought our very best; And soon we wounded shall be dead, Laid in a bloody rest. So carry on, brave comrades! Fight! Fight on to the last! And when the bugle blows tonight, No foe shall then have passed. 1943 [ 9 ] ( [}? (Cmintlttan CLASS ADMINISTRATION J ' l J ' 2 Robert Myers President Charles Smith Manlio Mattia Vice President Robert Myers Bernard Scott Secretary James Morgan Ernest Kunz Treasurer . George Matlack S-l S-2 Manlio Mattia President Charles Smith Charles Smith Vice President Manlio Mattia Vincent Filipone Secretary Georg e Matlack George Matlack . Treasurer Theodore Brandow NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY President ....... Charles Smith Vice President ....... Manlio Mattia Secretary ....... George Matlack STUDENT COUNCIL President ....... Bernard Scott CONFERENCE COMMITTEE James Hussey ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Edward McGuire January (Eflritttfftan [ 10 ] “Sixteen hundred looking on, We are in the van ; We have run our marathon From youth to growing man.” 1943 [ii] Stye fflormtljiatt CHARLES SMITH (Chuck) President 233 N. 11th Street, Easton, Pa. Born: November 17, 1924 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: President of Class, S-2; President of Class, J-2; Vice- President of Class, S-l; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; President, S-2; President of Social Studies Club, S-2; First Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secretary of Glee Club, S-2; Track numerals, ’42; Conference Committee, J-l and S-l ;Student Council. J-l. A fine personality and a friendly helpful disposition make up the winning characteristics of our president. May ice always remem¬ ber his flashing smile when he relaxed at our dances as ivell as u’hcn he was pursuing his official duties. We feel we have in “Smitty” the unmistakable traits of a successful man. Dear Classmates, Our time for graduation has come at last. We are the same fellows who have gone to school here at Girard for the past ten years. It has been a school full of kindly guidance from teachers, governesses, and housemasters who have gladly sacrificed so much for us. We shall ever be indebted to them, and we shall never forget. The socials we all enjoyed so much in Allen and in Found¬ er’s will always be a glowing spark in our memories of happiness here at Girard. The hosts and hostesses on whom the success of these depended will always be the object of our thanks, especially because they helped us overcome our first dance awk¬ wardness and build up social ease. In reality Girard is telling us that school is out but not dis¬ missed. It is our duty to our Alma Mater to use ourselves in such a manner that the glory she so well deserves will be her re¬ turn. If it be necessary, we must give ourselv es to the cause which needs us most in this world of chaos. We shall always cherish the friendships that have ripened through the years and become so much a part of each one of us. And now I want you to know how much I appreciate your cooperation and help. Leading you has been an honor to which I shall always thrill when I think of you. May each one of you enjoy the happiest life possible, and may your ambitions soon be realized. Sincerely yours, CHARLES SMITH  ®b? fflorint ian January MANLIO MATTIA (Maish) V ice-Presidf.nt 6053 Vine Street, Philadelphia Born: February 1, 1925 Course: Academic and Auto Shop Honors: Vice-President of Class, S-2; President, S-l; Vice- President, J-l; Vice-President of National Honor Society; National Honor Society, .1-2 to S-2; President of Life Saving Club; Color Sergeant in Battalion. Maish proved to be a friend in need and a friend indeed. Although extremely modest and unassuming, he zvas a true leader. With his scholastic ability, his qualities as a leader, and his genial personality, hozv can he help but succeed? GEORGE MATLACK (George) Secretary 308 N. Wycombe Avenue, Landsdowne, Pa. Born: June 25, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: President of Chess Club, J-l to J-2; Second Prize, Penmanship; Band, 1-2 to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2: Orchestra. S-2; National Honor Society, S-2; Treasurer of Class, J-2 and S-l; Secretary of Class, S-2: The Corinthian Staff; Student Council, S-l and S-2; Third Honor. Perhaps his ability in accounting accounts for the inumerablt friendships that George experienced. His versatility and zvill- ingness to lend a helping hand made him alzoays dependable and likable. He established an enviable re cord as a musician, a scholar, and an unheralded athlete. THEODORE BRANDOW (Ted) Treasurer 2022 N. 57th Street, Philadelphia Born: November 18, 1925 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Junior Life Saving Certificate, ’39; Band, 1-2 to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Secretary of Music Club, S-l; President of Music Club, S-2; Captain of Band, S-2; Student Leader of Band, S-2; Treasurer of Class, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; First Prize, Short Story, S-l; Conference Committee, S-l; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Contributing Editor of the Girard Magazine. Ono of the most conscientious and hardest zvorkers in our class is Ted. If not absorbed in his music, he could usually be found flashing his radiant smile upon certain fortumte members of the opposite sex. Ted is a true hummer. ALBERT ANTONI (Albie) 4410 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia Born: September 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Foundry Honors: Baseball, ’41, ' 42; Soccer, ’41, ’42; Captain, ’42; Basketball, ’40, ’41, ’42, ’43; Captain of Basketball, ’42. “Albie” has a unique laugh. We zvill always remember it. The “Hum” should feel proud in producing such a fine athlete — our best. We wish him luck. 1943 fflortittljian  EMIL BLADE (Emil) 3010 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia Born: October 4, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Glee Club, J-2, to S-2; Band, 7-A, to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-2 to S-2; Track numerals, ’42; Soccer numerals, ’41. A great drummer, Emil is a jovial mass of human energy. His skill at the drums was rivalled only by his athletic ability. The class will long remember his cheerfulness and reliability. MARLIN J. BRANDT (NED) 304 E. Oak Street, Palmyra, Pa. Born: March 20, 1926 Course: General and Foundry If you want a good pal, here’s your man! If you need expert information on foundry work, ask Ned. Calm and unperturbed always — he’s in the know. STANLEY K BREIDENBACH (Stan) 5602 Lebanon Avenue, Philadelphia Born: November 18, 1924 Course: General and Accounting Honors: President, Commercial Club, S-2. Quiet and generous, Stan has had the confidence of his circle of friends. He was President of the Commercial Club, and he did a fine jiob, too. DONALD A. BREUNINGER (Don) 320 Kent Road, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa. Born: June 2, 1925 Course: General and Pattern Shop Honors: Assistant Manager, Baseball, ' 40, ’41; Manager, Base¬ ball, ’42; Secretary of Woodworking Club; Cast: Yellow Jack. Quiet and always busy describes Don perfectly. The baseball ■team owes not a little of its success to his management. He can usually be seen working on his model railroad. (Enrintljian January JOSEPH W. BROOME (Joe) 103 Harvin Road, Upper Darby. Pa. Born: January 2, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2; Leader of Basses, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Yellozv Jack; Soccer, ’42; Mgr., Radio Play: Invasion from Mars. Joe’s friendly manner and his genial personality zeill make him hard to forget. He did a commendable job as manager of the soccer team, and he also proved to be quite an actor. Judging from the zvay he slapped that bass in the swing band, Joe should have little trouble getting on base in the game of life. BERNARD J. BROOKS (Bernie) 29 Orchard Street, Exeter, Pa. Born: April 12, 1925 Course: General and Pattern Shop Honors: Woodworking Prize, 7-A; Lieutenant Battalion, S-2; Secretary of Woodworking Club, J-l to J-2; President of Woodworking Club, S-2. Whenever anyone of us teas doivn and out, he’d find Bernie sympathetic. Bernie is a fine pattern maker, too. As an ath¬ lete, zve feel the " Hum” hasn ' t seen enough of Bernie’s ability in sports. Good luck, Bernie! ROBERT F. BRUNNER (Bob) 1710 Marston Street, Philadelphia Born: July 10, 1925 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2; Lieutenant in Band, S-2. Quiet and yet gay, Bob mixes his friendliness and generosity zoith some swell trumpet playing in the band, swing band, and orchestra. CALVIN BRUSMAN (Cal) 6508 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia Born: August 31, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Girard Nezos Staff; Managing Editor, S-2; Associate Sports Editor, S-l ; Band, J-2 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Tennis, ’41; Contributing Editor, Girard Magazine ; Soccer numerals, ’41. Cal is sure to find the road to success smooth if he strives outside as much as he has here at Girard. One of the hardest workers in the class, he has set an example for everyone to follow. The best of luck in all your undertakings. 1943 [15 1 WILLIAM E. CALHOUN (Bill) 129 Shearer Street, North Wales, Pa. Born: July 5, 1925 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Art Prize, ’40, ’41, ’42; Associate Editor, Girard Magazine, J-2; Secretary of Literary Club, S-l; Editor-in-chief, Girard Magazine, S-2; National Honor Society, S-l to S-2; The Corinthian Staff; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2. Bill’s success can be attributed largely to his perseverance and hard work. His versatility can be evidenced in his unusual artistic ability, his literary achievements, and the melodious strains that literally poured from his " slush-pump. " Through his persistent efforts and his friendly willingness, Bill should be able to hurdle all the obstacles which may confront him later in life. DONALD DADDONA (SMOKEY) 326 N. 65th Street, Philadelphia Born: June 21, 1925 Course: General and Print Shop Honors: Color Sergeant, Battalion; Soccer, ' 42; Student Council, S-2. “Smokey " teas usually modest and unassuming, but by no means could he be considered the quietest member of the class. However, what he said was usually worth listening to, especially his dissertations on Notre Dame’s football prowess. HAROLD DETWILER (Det) 3d and Locust Street, Columbia, Pa. Born: July 6, 1925 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: President of Chemistry Club, S-2; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Dark and handsome, Deity is well-dressed and usually arrayed in the latest fad. We shall aways remember him for his plea¬ sant disposition. A good draftsman, he is bound to be a success in that or in photography, his hobby. BERNARD WM. DUNN (Bemie) 479 N. 50th Street, Philadelphia Born: March 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Second Prize, Short Story; Band, 7-A to S-2; Ser¬ geant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, 2-2 to S-2; President of Liter¬ ary Club, S-2; Girard Magazine, S-l to S-2; Life Scout As President of the Literary Club and the winner of the Short Story Prise, Bemie showed his mettle as a writer. Cheerful and easy to get along ivith, ioc are sure he ' will be a successful lawyer. 3lfp Cnnuthiau  ilamiary ROY C EBLING (Bear) 338 Center Avenue, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Born: August 9, 1925 Course: Academic and Carpentry Shop Honors: Band, 1-1 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; President of Joinery Club, S-2; Star Scout. Any similarity between " Bear ” and a big black grizzly is not merely incidental. His menagerie grunt and his tendency to hibernate make him the perfect double. “Bear " is large in his number of friendships and powerful in their cultivation. CARL EDELMANN (Ed) 3000 Baltz Street, Philadelphia Born: June 20, 1925 Course: Academic and Print Shop Honors: Cast: The Moving Finger, Silas Marner, Yellow Jack; Radio Play: Invasion from Mars; Cultural Olympics, ' 41; President of Dramatic Club, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Sergeant-Major in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Cast: Office Boy Wanted; What Men Live By. Tall, blond, and good looking, he is a fine actor and quite military. Mischievous in school, he found his work outside — laughing his way into our hearts. VINCENT FILIPONE (Vince) 1537 S. 19th Street, Philadelphia Born: January 20, 1925 Course: General and Sheet Metal Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-President of Dramatic Club, S-2? Secretary of Class, S-l; Cast: The Moving Finger, Yellow Jack ; What Men Live By. Vince exemplifies acting at its best.. How can we forget his friendly, light-hearted disposition as he strutted up and down the stage. Besides being one of the tallest and most sympathetic fellows in he class, he is highly skilled in stage make-up. Good luck, Vince, in your stage aspirations. MICHAEL J. FURDELLA (Mike) 124 I Street, Johnstown, Pa. Born: October 4, 1925 Course: Academic and Foundry Honors: Captain in Battalion, S-l; Soccer, ’42; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Band, 7-A to 2-2; Minute Man, Mastbaum Theater; Cast: The Moving Finger, Yellow Jack; WFIL Broadcast, Silas Marner. One of the sharpest fellows in the class, Mike was quite at home with the girls. One of his finest talents was his skill on the stage which he so masterfully exhibited. We’re sure Mike unil be at home anywhere. 1943 fflortnttjtan  ROBERT GANTER (Jim) 2318 Opal Street, Philadelphia Born: February 25, 1925 Course: Academic and Foundry Honors: President of Art Club, S-2; Gym. Squad, ’38, ’39 Jim certainly appears capable of passing any course in dy¬ namic tension on the market, and upon peering into the in¬ nermost parts of his anatomy, we discover that he possesses an unheralded talent for writing poetry. He’ll lift more than his weight in the heavy years to come. JAMES D. HUSSEY (Jim) 7341 Bouier Street, Philadelphia Born: April 17, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Soccer, ' 41, ’42; Basketball, ’40, ’41, ’42, ’43; Base¬ ball, ' 42; Captain in Battalion, S-2; Conference Committee, S-l to S-2; Cast: Silas Marner. One of the outstanding members of the class in athletics, dra¬ matics, and as Captain of Company B. Wherever there is a group, Jim is usually in the middle of it, and there is never a dull moment. Popular with the girls as well as with his class¬ mates, he is sure to have a happy family and a good job as an accountant. ROBERT THOMAS JOHNSON (Johnny) 646 W. Indiana Avenue, Philadelphia Born: April 27, 1926 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Soccer Squad, ' 42; Gym. Squad, ’40; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Vice-President of Art Club, S-l; Vice-President of Social Studies Club,S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Orchestra, 1-2 to S-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Contributing Editor, Girard Magazine. Johnny is an all around fellow. He shone brightly as a scholar- athlete-musician. Not to be outdone, Johnny also has fine looks and a physique. What can keep him from reaching his goal! ' ROBERT P. JOHNSTON (Mook) Hulmeville P. O., Pa. Born: October 25, 1924 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Girard News Staff; Art Editor, 2-2 to S-2; The Corinthian Staff; Vice-President of Art Club, J-l; Track, ’41, ’42;, Art Prize: National Honor Society, S-2. The Renaissance may have had its Raphaels and its Michel¬ angelos, but we’ll settle for " Mook.” Literally speaking, he can draw 1 anything but flics and mosquitoes. " Mook " should find little difficulty in drawing happiness and success in later life. fflorintlrian 3Januarg , WILLIAM R JOHNSTON (Johnny) 503 E. Walton Avenue, Altoona, Pa. Born: October 10, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Orchestra, 1-2 to S-2; Assistant Student Leader, S-2: Star Scout; National Honor Soceity, S-l to S-2. One of the handsomest members of our class, Dick lends the helping hand to those who need him. Scholar and musician, he ' s a fine scout leader, too. Air pilot and later his own plane! Success to you, Dick. PHILIP KEARN (Phil) 227 West End Road, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Born: September 23, 1925 Course: Academic and Carpentry Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Band 7-A to J-l; Baseball numerals, ’42. “Laugh and the world laughs with you " must have been “Phil’s” motto for at times he shook the rafters. Friendly and gay, he reminded us of our youth at times when we most needed it. NORBERT F KOCKLER (Norbs) 1845 E. Clementine Street, Philadelphia Born: June 27, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: First Prize, Safety Essay; First Prize, Penmanship; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Band, 1-1 to S-2; Sergeant in Band ,S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Editor-in-chief of The Corinthian Staff; Girard News, 2-2 to S-2, Managing Editor, S-2; Contributing Editor, Girard Magazine; Cast: Yellow Jack ; Radio Play: Invasion from Mars; WFIL Radio Broadcast, Silas Marner ; Cast: Office Boy Wanted; Salutatorian; Class Speaker. Actor, musician, scholar, writer — that’s Norb. But can his overpowering sense of humor live with a resolution to stay single? We’ll see! CHARLES W. KUHN (Chuck) 374 Martin Street, Philadelphia Born: February 11, 1926 Course: Academic and Auto Shop Honors: Lieutenant in Battalion, S-l to S-2. If there was ever any talking to be done, " Chuck " was always ready and willing. Very mechanically-minded, he could talk on the intricacies of the automobile for hours. " Chuck " was really the life of many Allen bull-sessions, and we’ll certainly miss his emphatic monologues. (ttormtfjtatt " Phil " will laugh at defeat. 1943 ERNEST KUNZ (Ernie) 5900 Chew Street, Philadelphia Born: June 13, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Shop Honors: Soccer, ’42; Tennis, ’41; Athletic Council, S-l; Conference Committee, J-2; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Treasurer of Class, J-l. Ernie is an ardent enthusiast of the long knickers theory, and fares quite ivcll in his calisthenics. His admiration for the fairer sex was by no means limited to art. His friendliness and non¬ chalant manner assure him of success in everything he under¬ takes. FERGUS LLOYD (Fergy) RD. No. 1, Hopewell, Pa. Born: August 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Auto Shop Honors: Second Lieutenant in Battalion; Range Officer. If smiles were money, Fergy would be a millionaire in no time. Never one to give in on an argument about auto mechanics; because of his interest in this field and his industriousness, he should some day be a successful Diesel engineer. JONATHAN ROBERT MARRIOTT (John) 119 E. Gorgas Lane, Philadelphia Born: December 18, 1925 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Second Prize, Safety Essay; Valedictorian. The quietest and the one with the most scholastic ability. Jack is conscientious and a hard worker, and we are certain he will succeed in whatever he attempts. He hopes someday to be the ou ' iier of the Pittsburgh Pirates. PAUL F. MATTHEWS (Paul) 45 Haendel Street, Binghamton, N. Y. Born: December 9, 1925 Course: Academic and Electrical Shop Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; First-Sergeant in Band; Vice- President of Chemistry Club, S-2. Not only) is Paul a hard worker and practical minded, but he is cheerful and the best-dressed in the class. A good electrician and clarinetist should find no trouble in succeeding in either vocation. (Corintljian  SJattuarg LOUIS McGUCKEN (Louie) 407 Oak Street, Johnstown, Pa. Born: January 28, 1925 Course: General and Stenography Honors: Basketball Squad, ’42. If we ever wanted “Louie,” we just listened for something 1 loud. Cheerful and noisy here, in the game of life “Louie” will always be fair and square—a good sport. edward w. McGuire (Slop ) 5504 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia Born: November 5, 1924 Course: General and Machine Shop Honors: Band, 7-B to J-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; President of Glee Club, S-2Athletic Council, S-l to S-2; Baseball ’42; Baseball numerals, ’41. An all-around athlete, Eddie is the best singer in the class as he has proved many times in the Glee Club, of which he was President, and also in the building. Modest and retiring, ive can see why he is one of the most popular fellow’s in the class. JAMES GWILYM MORGAN (Jim) 713 Annsbury Street, Philadelphia Born: December 14, 1924 Course: Academic and Paint Shop Honors: Cheerleading, ’41, ’42; Secretary of Class, J-2. Girl problems had Jim in their clutches quite often. Argumen¬ tative like the others in his room, Jim teas loyal to his friends. IVe predict success. ROBERT C. MYERS (Bob) 22 Main Street, Hulmeville, Pa. Born: November 20, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: American Legion Medal; Orchestra, 2-2 to J-2; Track, ’42; President of Class, J-l; Glee Qub, J-2 to S-2; Second Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Bob is quiet and bashful and yet very popular zvitk the girls. Friendly and easy to get along zoith, if his ability on the track is an indication of what he can do along other lines, he is sure to be able to surmount all obstacles in his fight for success. 1943 ®li? fflmintljtatt WILLIAM J NELSON (Box) 1209 W. William Street, Philadelphia Born: May 20, 1925 Course: General and Sheet Metal Shop Honors: Student Council, J-2; Athletic Council, S-l ; Captain in Battalion, Soccer, ’42; Co-captain, 42. Here’s a flash in soccer and a brighter flash among the girls. Irresistible? Who wouldn’t be with Bill ' s personality? JAMES M. ORRE (Jim) 2107 Belmont Terrace, Scranton, Pa. Born: June 10, 1925 Course: General and Accounting Honors: Cast: The Moving Finger-, Radio Play: Help Wanted ; Sound Effects, Silas Marner, Yellow Jack, Invasion from Mars-, WFIL Broadcast, Silas Marner ; Band, S-l to S-2. Under the halo of classical music, here is an authority on the symphony. Where will it end, you budding Stokowski, you? FRANCIS PATRICK O’DONNELL. JR. (Odge) 325 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia Born : May 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Junior Life Savin g Certificate. Frank ivas one: of the friendliest and best-liked fellows in the class. Despite restrictions by the doctors, he managed to build up a fine participation in athletics. To Frank go our best -wishes for a happy life. JOHN G. ORNER (Joe) 835 S. Duke Street, York, Pa. Bom: February 23, 1925 Course: General and Auto Shop Another good auto mechanic, Joe is practical and has a rare sense of humor.. .One of the few of us who could be a success in any mechanical field. !% (Enrintljian [ 22 ] 3lamianj ROY V. OSWALD (Oxie) 607yi sN. 16th Street, Allentown, Pa. Born: May 22, 1925 Course: Academic and Print Shop Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; Drum Major of Band, J-l to S-2; Star Scout; Junior Assistant Scoutmaster; Second Prize, Dic¬ kinson Scout Award; Ass’t. Manager of Soccer, ’40, ’41. When Roy zvas not playing his tuba, he was leading the band down the road on parade. Or maybe it was the linotype he was " playing. " Well, they used to say that industrious people zvill stand before kings. ELMER PARTON (Elmer) 116 S. Brook Street, Allentown, Pa. Born: November 23, 1924 Course: General and Carpentry Shop Honors: Soccer, ' 42; Senior Life Saving Certificate; President of Life Saving Club, S-l: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Librarian of Glee Club; Quartermaster in Battalion; Student Council. J-2 and S-2; Athletic Council, S-l. Versatile — that’s Elmer. Light-hearted and gay, he is alto¬ gether too modest. If Elmer wards off life’s troubles as he did soccers as " goalie,’’ nothing can keep him from success. DONALD DIAL PASTORIUS (Pap) 9 Mill Street, Uniontown, Pa. Born: December 27, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Secretary of Naturalist Club, J-l; President, J-2; Assistant Exchange Editor, Girard News J-2; Exchange Editor, S-l; First Prize Speed Typing Contest, J-2; Star Scout; Bat¬ talion Clerk; Sergeant, J-2 to S-2. Don has a determination all of his ozsm. Intelligent and talk¬ ative, he could eat against any five fellozvs you choose. Don’s ambition will surely be realised. HAVELOCK E. PHILLIPS (Phil) No. 1 Waldo Court, Wellesley, Mass. Born: December 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Sympathetic, quiet, friendly, modest—might be emblasoned upon his heart of gold. 1043 [ 23 ] ®he fflurtntlitan MICHAEL PONTARI (Mike) 1718 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia Bom: December 14, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Orchestra, 1-2 to S-2; Secre¬ tary of Dramatic Club, S-2; Soccer, ’42: National Honor Society, S-2. Although not really the heaviest fellow in the class, " Fats " docs justice to his nickname. On the soccer field, in the Glee Club, and in the Orchestra he has shown his firowAss. On and off the dance floor " Fats” was ahttays " Casanova at his best.” VINCENT JOHN JOSEPH RICHARDSON (Rich) 5334 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia Bom: May 1, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Swimming, ’40. ' 41, ’42; Third Prize, Safety Essay; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Vice-President of Life Saving Club; Co-captain of Swimming, ’42. Mixing his aquatic talent with his happy-go-lucky personality, Vince swam into our hearts as a real friend. If he devours life ' s opportunities in the same manner that he puts away food, lie will encounter very little trouble in becoming a fat success. MERRILL J ROBERTS (Rommel) 103 Canal Street, Catasauqa, Pa. Born: March 6, 1925 Course: Academic and Foundry Honors: Captain in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Second Prize, Com¬ pany Competitive Drill; Secretary of Camera Club, J-2. Yes, Rommel’s the name—given early in 1942 when said General teas winning. But this Rommel takes pictures instead of fading from them. And he’s a real friend, too. RICHARD LEONARD SCHAFER (Schaf) 2480 16th Street NW, Washington, D. C. Born: December 12, 1925 Course: Academic and Electrical Shop Honors: Vice-President of Camera Club, S-l; President, S-2. When one of us wanted to know something about electricity or photography, we would go to Oaf. li’itty, he could always be counted on for a laugh. Schaf is a hard worker and should go far in any field of meclwnics or mathematics. ®l|r (Enrintbiau Jfamuu-y [ 24 ] 1043 ®lj? ffinruttljian BERNARD MICHAEL SCOTT (Scotty) 2811 N. Lawrence Street, Philadelphia Born: January 12, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Orchestra. 1-1 to S-2; Student Leader, S-2; Student Council, J-2 to S-2; President of Student Council, S-2; Vice- President, S-l; Vice-President of Music Club, S-l; Secretary of Class, J-l; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-President of Glee Club, S-2; The Corinthian Staff; National Honor Society, S-2. ‘‘Elegant but unostentatious” explains " Scotty” perfectly. Possessing an immense vocabularly mingled with a charming personality, he experienced little difficulty in persuading us to contribute to this seemingly endless number of worthy causes. And certainly Frits Kreisler owes “Scotty” an apology for his rather amateurish performance on the violin. JAMES SMITH (Jones) 714 N. 19th Street, Philadelphia Born: February 26, 1926 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate. Give him a brush and a chance to paint and “Jones " is content. Love of nature has made him a tree expert—merely an indication that “Jones” will do a lot of high climbing later. ROBERT E. SCHULTZ (Gawk) 112 Oley Street, Reading, Pa. Born: December 28, 1924 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Band, 7-A to 2-2. Amiable and practical-minded. Bob was a lover of mechanics and manual skills. His amusing stories and jokes ivill remain in our thoughts as reminders of many a happy moment. JOSEPH SCHWARTZ (Perry) 5440 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia Born: December 14, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Gym Squad, ’39; Secretary of Chemistry Club, S-l; President of Naturalist Club, S-2; Junior Life Saving Certifi¬ cate. Lighted-hearted and gay—gloomy moments driven aivay — schol¬ arly day by day — Perry ' s on his way — result, bacteriologist. [ 25 ] CLYDE STARR (Judes) 427 W. Grand Avenue, Tower City, Pa. Born: October 8, 1924 Course: General and Carpentry Shop Honors: Vice-President of Carpentry Club; Contributing Ed¬ itor, Girard Magazine ; National Honor Society, S-2. Clyde is the kind of a felloiv who does not distinguish himself in extra-curricular or scholastic activities, but he certainly distinguishes himself in our minds. Adept at carpejitry, he is sure to mix his trade until his characteristics and be a success. OLINDO TADDEI (Ted) 412 S. 6th Street, Vineland, N. J. Born: October 9, 1924 Course: General and Au4o Shop If we ever wanted to know anything about auto mechanics, we asked Ted. A lucky boy with two terms in Allen Hall, Ted will always go through life making friends. DONALD J. THOMAS (Tom) 726 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia Born: April 17, 1926 Course: General and Accounting Don u’as one of those friends who stuck by us through thick and thin. A smiling, attractive boy, Don is bound to go places. BERNARD M. TOSCANI (Tick) 2132 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia Born: April 7, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: L’Alliance Francaise Prize; First Sergeant in Bat¬ talion; Band, 7A to 1-1; Secretary of Student Council, J-2; Third Honor. " Parlez-vous francais? " . Well, Bernic certainly can, and he strings off Spanish and Dalian with equal ease. A fine scholar, " Tick” ivas always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone. Our philologist is destined for heights of success. 5U|e (Inriutlnau [ 26 ] dianuarg GAETANO TURCO (Tom) 1526 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia Born: January 18, 1925 Course: General and Machine Shop Toni is the " Casanova” type in physical features, but othenvise, he is just an ordinary, well-dressed “hummer. " . .His quiet and unassuming attitude has made him one of the friendliest fellows in the class. Possessing ability in athletics, he fought the game of life at Girard successfully. May the outside zoo rid treat him as well as he has treated us. WARREN UXLEY (Ux) 117 E. Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia Born: August 29, 1925 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Band. 1-1 to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Secretary of Life Saving Club. Ux found his greatest contentment in listening to Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony " or reading Sir Walter Scott ' s “Ivanhoe. " He u-as quiet and dignified along musical and literary lines, but in our line of thinking he teas just one big smile. RICHARD WAGNER (Hans) 5723 Walker Street, Philadlelphia Born: April 27, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Gleq Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: Silas Marner, Yellow Jack; Radio Play: Invasion from Mars; Contributing Editor Girard Magazine-, Cast: Office Boy Wanted-, What Men Live By. Six feet of fun in any atmosphere — that’s Hans. Whether flunking an exam, attending a funeral, or rendering advice to the lovelorn, he exemplified humor in typical Wagnerian style. His Rachmaninoff antics on the keyboard struck many pleasant notes in our memories. He’ll joke success out of life’s zvindpipe. LEROY E. WEBER (Webs) 724 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia Born: January 19, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: First Lieutenant in Battalion; Second Prize Speed Typing Contest, J-2. Quiet and unassuming. “Web’s " chief interests are saving recordings and the Batty. He did quite well in school with no visible effort. “Web” is the type that succeeds easily and has much in store for him. 1943 fflnrtnt ian LOUIS H WHITE (Lou) 2334 N. Howard Street, Philadelphia Born: December 30, 1925 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Honors: Track, ’42; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Handsome, modest, and athletic is liow Lou impressed us. He surely loved a hot argument, too. If life meets Lou just lialf- zvay, he’ll reach the top somehow. JOHN ZUPCO (Johnny) 325 Union Street, Taylor, Pa. Born: January 29, 1926 Course: Academic and Print Shop Honors: Band, 7-A to 1-1; Girard News Staff, S-l; Sports Editor, S-2; Contributing Editor, Girard Magazine ; Baseball numerals, ’41, ’42. A rabid sports fan, Johnny did a fine job as Sports Editor of the News. Quiet and sympathetic—that is how we. will always remember him. ‘‘Undeveloped Ability” is his middle name. So ' Long, Pal! It is hard to take it now After you have gone, No friends are left with me To encourage me along. I’m saying so-long, Not good-bye, It wouldn’t be right — We’ll meet again sometime, swell guy. " Life’s roadway now ' s unpleasant, " I cannot help but say; l loved you best I could. We’ll meet again some day. Out on the wide and tortuous plains Of life; I cannot see How I’ll get along without you, How unhappy I’ll be. I see no more your cheerful eyes, Your voice l can’t recall. But I’d rather be in hell, Cause I miss you most of all. But just for now, " So-long, Pal! " How long again before we meet? No matter, Pal, it’s just been swell, Those years with you were all so sweet. fflarmtljiatt [ 28 ] Uatuiarg Glee Club Music is a very important cog in the Girard educational system, and our class missed none of its strong influences while we were within those ivy-covered walls. As a result, it turned out an exceptionally fine group of players and singers, of whom we take great pride. Our class comprised twenty-one seats in the Glee Club, and under the head of Edward McGuire, President, we sang through a successful term. From Bach ' s Cantata No. 78 to the Merry Frog, we sang our voices hoarse. But we’ll never forget those few precious hours of musical relaxation. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Carey and Mr. Banks for their expert guidance. Who’s Who In January 1943 Most Likely to Succeed The Class Most Serious Minded Jonathan Marriott Most Popular Charles Smith Best Looking Robert T. Johnson Will Be Married First Theodore Brandow Most Friendly Elmer Parton Best Dancer James Morgan Most Typical Plummer William Nelson Best Athlete Albert Antoni Wittiest Norbert Kockler Best Musician Bernard Scott Most Talkative Michael Pontari Best Line Michael Furdelle Most Studious Jonathan Marriott Happiest Elmer Parton Most Bashful Robert Myers Quietest Edward McGuire Best Dresser Paul Matthews Tallest V. Filipone and Carl Edelmann Shortest . Havelock Phillips Heaviest James Hussey Best Singer Edward McGuire Best Politician Merrill Roberts 1943 [ 29 ] (Ihe (Enrintljian “pool : REMEMBER! ALLEN CANDY Ijco. Allen Hall Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zarella All through a Girardian’s life, he is constantly striving to gain a new foothold in his education and thus bring himself farther up the road to graduation. His longing to be a Senior and reside in Allen Hall is uppermost in his mind no matter what he does or where he is. The Class of January 1943, as well as every other Allen Hall class, feels that Allen Hall is something well worth fight¬ ing for. Ex-Girardians will long remember and cherish the memories of Allen Hall, which come back to them with its numerous teas, house parties, dances, for¬ ums, discussions, " bull-sessions”, and var¬ ious other social events which were a never- ending source of pleasure to them. It was in Allen Hall that the gap be¬ tween the life in the buildings and the outside world was closed. From our many informal gatherings we learned responsi¬ bility and what it means. Poise and social understanding finally registered in our minds. The class wishes to express its gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zarella who have so carefully guided us through our last term at Girard. It was their friendly and help¬ ful advice which taught us the true mean¬ ing of responsibilty. A thousand thanks to them and to Allen Hall for the splendid opportunities it has afforded us. Mid sorrow and pleasure, Or when life may seem hard, May we always be proud To have lived at Girard. 1943 [ 33 ] fflorintljian Trips With experience comes learning, and, perhaps, there is no better way to obtain experience than by traveling. We found this out as youngsters, for as early as the fourth grade we were delighted by our trips to Independence Hall, and Abbott’s Dairies. In the fifth and sixth grades our list was further lengthened by trips in which we toured the Navy Yard and Burk’s meat-packing plant. As we pro¬ gressed through the grades, these trips became longer and more numerous. Our first long trip was made to the New York World’s Fair in September 1939- It was through the careful planning of Mr. Evans that this trip was such a success. In the morning with our maps and time tables we surveyed the land of the Trylon and Perisphere, and met at Schafer’s Center at noon, where we had lunch and received further instructions. Before the afternoon was over, all of us realized it was impossible to see everything. After supper nearly everyone was found at the amusements, enjoying himself on the frollicking side of the fair. Colorful lights and fireworks provided a grand finale before we boarded our train tired and weary from a big day in New York. Our class was extremely fortunate in being one of the two classes chosen to ®hp fflnnntljian take the four-day trip through industrial Pennsylvania during October of 1941. None of us realized at this time that this would be our last and greatest class trip. Because of the war all high school trips to Washington have been discontinued. In four Greyhound buses we later cov¬ ered over six hundred miles in Pennsyl¬ vania. Our first stop was at Valley Forge where we spent a few hours tour¬ ing the historical site. We then pro¬ ceeded to Bethlehem, where we viewed the Bethlehem Steel Company and Lehigh University. Changing into our old clothes at Pottsville, we descended 1,249 feet into the Hammond Coal Mine, located on the Girard Estate. At Sunbury, the following day, we made a broadcast over station WKOK on the site of historical Fort Augusta. Then we traveled to Williams¬ port, Bellefonte, State College, and over the Tuscarora Mountains into Tyrone where we visited a paper mill. Reaching the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Fort Little¬ ton, we went through three tunnels. At Carlisle we left the Super Highway and went on to visit the Battlefield at Gettys¬ burg. The Capitol Building, opened for us at Harrisburg, will be remembered for the House Chamber and a painting of Stephen Girard. Then the bus rolled through the town of Hershey and the Hershey Industrial School. Later at Corn¬ wall we viewed an iron works. The Ephrata Cloisters, a group of houses built over two hundred years ago, drew a great deal of attention for here we found foot¬ prints on the ceiling. We left Lancaster, our last stop, filled with knowledge of some of the industrial, agricultural, historical, and scenic interests of our state. To all of us these trips have brought the unique adventure of travel. Hatutarg [ 34 ] SOCCER BASEBALL Antoni, ’41, ’42 Daddona, ’42 Furdella. ’42 Hussey, ’41, ’42 Kunz, ' 42 Nelson, ' 42 Parton, ’42 Pontari, ’42 Turco, ’42 BASKETBALL Antoni, ' 41, ’42 Hussey, ’42 TENNIS Kunz, ’41 SWIMMING Richardson ' 41-’42, ’42-’43 Antoni, ’41, ’42 Managers Hussey. ’41, ' 42 Breuninger. ’42 Broome, 42 TRACK „ Cheerleading Myers. 42 White, ’42 Morgan, ’42 71 1943 [ 35 ] (Corintijian Socials " Come, and trip it as you go, On the light fantastic toe;” Milton apparently predicted the wide¬ spread rug-cutting era as early as the seventeenth century. If he were only living today to witness the modern version of calisthenics and the long knickers theory, he would undoubtedly apologize for his astounding prophecy. It will be quite some time before we forget that first dance in J-l. In reality it proved to be nothing less than an unre¬ hearsed shin-dig. Despite a bashful concoction of crude, innocent, unpolished socialites, we managed to keep our shins up and did acquire a reasonable amount of grace and dignity. Our second dance, however, found us completely equipped with manners hardly surpassed by even Sir Walter Raleigh. It was here that our ardent enthusiasts of the long knickers theory and the dynamic tension course in calisthenics made their modest debut. Ingenious novelties also made their appearance and aided consider¬ ably in making the dance a tremendous success. As we experienced more socials, so we appreciated more fully the time and effort devoted by our hosts and hostesses. Much of the success of our social affairs can be attributed to the interest displayed by Mr. White and Miss McCracken. Through their unceasing efforts our class scrap books was inaugurated and successfully kept up. We wish to express our sin¬ cere thanks also to Miss Knapp, Miss Jacobs, and Mr. Campbell, who did much to mold us into well-trained socialites. As the years dwindle by and gray hairs seek adequate accommodations, many pleasant hours will be spent recalling our Commencement Dance " Mook” Johnston’s posters, Marie, Betty, the Paul Jones, and innumerable other memories of the many fond hours we spent on the dance floor. We wish to thank everyone who helped make our social activities such pleasant affairs. We feel confident that we will be capable of handling our future social func¬ tions in the gentlemanly, dignified manner we learned here at Girard. We came and tripped it as we went, And pray that Milton would consent. 1943 [ 37 ] (Enritttliiatt ffiarmtljian [ 38 ] 3Jatmary NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship—these four requisites of the National Honor Society take on a different hue since many of us will become a part of some branch of the armed services. Character under constant bombing and withering gunfire; leadership and quick-thinking when a crisis arises on the field of battle; service to one’s comrades and to one’s country; and, enough intelligence to cope with most problems during and after the war are all essential. In our J-2 term we were proud to have four members elected to this worthy organization: Norbert Kockler, Charlie Smith, Ted Brandow, and Manlio Mattia. In S-l three more of the elite of our class were chosen: Bill Calhoun, Bill Johnston, and George Matlack. The Society was very ably led by Charlie Smith assisted by Manlio Mattia as Vice-President and George Matlack, Secretary. As we go to press, we do not know who shall be elected in S-2. Whoever they may be, we offer them our sincerest congratulations. EXECUTIVE STAFF The administrative duties of the class throughout our final term at Girard were handled very efficiently by President Charlie Smith, Vice President Manlio Mattia, Secretary George Matlack, and Treasurer Ted Brandow. Much of the success of our socials, parties, trips, athletics, and numerous other class activities can be attr ibuted to the careful planning and foresight of our executive staff. Bernie Scott did a commendable job as President of the Student Council. He accomplished quite a bit during the past term, and deserves to be complimented. Jim Hussey was our able representative in the Conference Committee, and " Slops” McGuire was delegated to the Athletic Council. DRAMATIC CLUB It’s nothing when a dog bites a man, but when a man bites a dog—that’s news. According to this ancient adage we have news. It seems that every class that passes through Girard has a certain small percentage of actors, but we’re undoubtedly the first class to produce a noteworthy actress. As Vuka in " The Moving Finger” and Dolly Winthrop in " Silas Marner,” Carl Edelmann portrayed the feminine touch with unusual skill. Vince Filipone and Jimmy Orre also did commendable jobs in " The Moving Finger.” " Yellow Jack” went in superb style with Mike Furdella, Carl Edelmann, Joe Broome, Vince Filipone, Hans Wagner, and Norb Kockler performing par excel¬ lence. In " Office Boy Wanted,” Carl Edelmann, Hans Wagner and Norb Kockler again did fine jobs. " What Men Live By,” our final contribution in dramatics, found Carl Edelmann, Hans Wagner, and Vince Filipone in the cast. It’s also very seldom that a class is endowed with two make-up artists like Carl Edelmann and Vince Filipone, and an able sound effects man like Jimmy Orre. Congratulations! 1043 ®V (Enrintljum [ 40 ] ellamtarg BAND AND ORCHESTRA Our class was not lacking in musicians as was witnessed by the fine standing the Band and Orchestra reached in past years. In the Band, " Ted” Brandow masterfully executed the duties of Captain and Bernie Scott waved the baton as Student Leader of the Orchestra. Starting out at a very tender age, our men have worked up to be fine examples of Girard musicianship. It is with deep regret that we end our formal training now, and it is with deeper sincerity that we thank Mr. Frey, Mr. Pfouts, Mr. Morrison and Mr. Binz for their expert guidance and kindness in our musical education at Girard. ENGLISH CLUBS That " the pen is mightier” has been plainly displayed by our many attainments in literary fields. Norbert Kockler and Calvin Brusman, as managing editors of the Girard News, always had in hand the pulse of " what’s news” and constantly kept us on edge with their " scoops.” Johnny Zupco handled the " Sports” in a new and invigorating style, relating to us often historical sport notes and giving us his words of wisdom on " sideline slants.” The News blossomed forth in superb artistic beauty with " Mook” Johnston as art editor. Bill Calhoun did a fine job as editor-in-chief of the Girard Magazine. Bernard Dunn, as President of the Literary Club, and Bill Calhoun have produced one of the finest literary publications the school has ever enjoyed. To Mr. Foust and Mr. MacGregor the News and Magazine wish to express their gratitude for many hours of painstaking guidance and help. As for our last literary work we need sav little. The Corinthian speaks for itself. BATTALION Armistice Day, a vivid memory of World War I, was celebrated in war-time Philadelphia by a stirring parade. Our Battalion was honored by an invitation to participate, and the Class of January 1943 was proud to lead this great organization. Not very often does a class have twelve officers in this organization. Captain¬ ing A and B Companies to gallant acclaim were Bill Nelson and Jim Hussey respectively. Jim’s lieutenants were Charlie Smith and Bob Myers. Not to be outshone was Lou White, Lieutenant of A Company, under Bill. Bernie Brooks and Hal Detwiler did well as lieutenants of C Company, and Chuck Kuhn did a commendable job in D Company. As a member of the Staff we saw Elmer Parton proudly representing us while " Fergy” Lloyd bossed the sharpshooters as the Range Officer and also member of the Staff. Captain " Prof.” Roberts and Lieutenant Mike Furdella made themselves well known as instructors of the recruits, a very important job. 1943 [ 41 ] Slje fflmintljtan Vocational III Class 1943 (Cflrtntljtatt EDWARD STEVEN BARKANIC (Ed) 649 Vine Street, Freeland, Pa. Born: April 2, 1926 Course: Machine Shop Honors: Corporal in Battalion, ’42. “Ed " is the joker of oar class. He can take a good joke too. The sound of his hearty laugh will ring in our cars every time zve think of him. CARMEN PHILIP BARLETTA (Bars) 957 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, Pa. Born: March 5, 1926 Course: Machine Shop “Bars " is a serious-minded fellow at all times. His modesty and good will have ivon our deepest respect. His ambition is to make his mother happy. BURTON EUGENE BARTSCH (Burt) 110 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, Pa Born: May 20, 1925 Course: Machine Shop Honors: Swimming team, ’39, ’40, ’41. " Burt’s " carefree manner and his amusing humor have helped to make him one of the most popular fellows in the class. Every ounce of Burt’s 190 pounds is packed with energy and gaiety. IVhenever a group ivas formed for the purpose of having a good time, Burt was in the middle of it. JAMES GALLAGHER CHAMBERS (Jim) 1232 S. Twenty-Third Street, Philadelphia Born: October 9, 1925 Course: Pipe Fitting Jim is a fellow of few words. His quiet and pleasing manner have been an asset. They have won for him a host of friends. uUn fflurintljian [ 46 ] Smmarg WILLIAM F. CORRELL (Cork) 5116 Willows Avenue, Philadelphia Born: June 30, 1925 Course: Foundry " Cork " is a fellow who takes things as they come in spite of the fact that he has a great number of anxieties. On the soccer field he doesn ' t have to U’orry. There his ability as a fullback is unsurpassed. LOUIS DE MAIO (Lou) 1422 Porter Street, Philadelphia Born: January 24, 1926 Course: Pattern Making Honors: Corporal in Battalion, ’42. " Lou ’ as he is known to us, is one " Hummer” who has become interested m the " Batty.” He has his eyes on the Marines and we feel quite sure that he wilt make a name for himself 1 there as he has done here. The class wishes you all the luck in the zvorld, " Lou.” JAMES P DUGAN (Jimmie) Rising Sun, Maryland Born: January 9, 1926 Course: Drafting Jimmie is a very good-humored classmate. In fact, he has a faculty for knowing fust how to react u hen one sends a personal remark in his direction. He simply laughs it off. Continue to do so, Jimmie, and success will be yours. BERNARD LEONARD LAZUR (Liz) 356 E. Keifer Street, Hazleton, Pa. Born: July 10, 1926 Course: Machine Shop " Lis” is the strong man of our class. If he succeeds in lifting the problems of life out of his way as well as he has succeeded in lifting weights, his future will be assured. Make good use of that with which nature has endozved you, “Lis.” 1043 CHARLES VERNON MALKEMES (Malk) 126 Main Street, Shavertown, Pa. Born: April 23, 1925 Course: Foundry Honors: Swimming team, ’39; Member of Conference Com¬ mittee, V-3. " Malk " is always ready to provoke laughter by means of his good humor. Whenever he was present, we lucre sure to have a good time. His jokes will ever stay with us. We trust that he will be able to realise his ambition and some day be¬ come superintendent of a foundry. THEODORE C. MUSIAL (Ted) 1619 W. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia Born: June 30, 1925 Course: Machine Shop Honors: Secretary of V-3 Class. Ted is a good machinist. His actions in the Machine Shop speak louder than U’ords. If he does as well elsewhere as he doe s in the Machine Shop, his success will be assured. NICHOLAS JOSEPH PALUCCI (Nick) 547 Seybert Street, Hazleton, Pa. Born: August 4, 1926 Course: Paint Shop " Nick’s” cheerful manner and his pleasing smile have made him an asset to the Class. He will never suffer because of the lack of friends. His magnetic personality draivs his classmates and others to him in the “Hum " as it surely ivill in the outside world. RAYMOND FREDERICK PARKER (Ace) 844 Granite Street, Philadelphia Born: February 20, 1925 Course: Printing Honors: Band, 6B to 1-1 ; Sergeant Guidon, ’42; Student Coun¬ cil, ' 42. " Ace’s” carefree and pleasant manner has won for him a host of friends of both seres. It’s our prediction that his future will be a great success if he fares as well in his vocation as he does in a social way with the members of the fair sex. UlljF fflorintljian Slamiarg [ 48 ] NICHOLAS MICHAEL PASCALE (Nick) 1307 S. Bouvier Street, Philadelphia Born: October 2, 1925 Course: Pattern Making Honors: Vice-President of V-3 Class; Band, 7A to IHS-2B • President of Bridge Club, ’42. A it k, a fine athlete and a good leader, zoill be remembered because of his sincere friendship and his pleasing personality H:s memory zeill always linger in our hearts because he has been a true friend to the Class. JOSEPH SAO PAULO (Joe) 118 W. Early Avenue, Coaldale, Pa. Born: November 26, 1927 Course: Carpentry Although zee kuozo that Joe zeill probably never break any speed records in his zcork, toe know also that lie is dependable and that he ivill come through in the long run. GEORGE THOMAS PONTON (Nursey) 916 Elmwood Avenue, Sharon Hill, Pa. Born : December 14, 1924 Course: Machine Shop Honors: Representative of Student Work Committee. " Nursey ' s " work in the Infirmary and in the Machine Shop stamps him as the ideal zvorker. His ability to think straight will carry him far in the future. We hope you obtain your ambition to become a successful machinist and to be able to care for your mother. WALTER SOBIESKI (Walt) 60 Chestnut Street, Plymouth, Pa. Born: September 26, 1926 Course: Foundry Honors: Treasurer of the V-3 Class. Walt’s pleasing personality has won him many friends among both the fellows and the young ladies with whom he has come in contact. His cooperatiz’e spirit has led the Class to expect much of him in the way of serznee. 1943 (Ti|g (Corinthian EUGENE JOSEPH SPINA (Speens) 721 Watkin Street, Philadelphia Born: January 1, 1926 Course: Printing Honors: President of the V-3 Class; Band, 7 A to 1HS-2B • Soccer, ’42. “Speen’s” prowess on the athletic field and his leadership in the classroom have made him an outstanding member of our Class His cheerfulness and dependability have won for him many RICHARD WINTERS (Winn) 5508 Media Street, Philadelphia Born: May 6, 1926 Course: Machine Shop Honors: Corporal in Battalion, ’42. IVe will always remember “Winn” because of his ability in athletics, his modesty, and his straightforwardness. His con¬ genial smi ' e and his dependability will make him a sure success in life. Ves, ‘Winn,’’ ive’re sure you’ll be able to make your mother happy. GEORGE SANDERS WEIGHTMAN (George) 4844 D Street, Philadelphia Born : September 7, 1925 Course: Paint Shop Honors: Chemistry Club, ’42; Member of Publicity Staff, Girard News, ’42 We all know ivell hoiu George has been greatly interested in chemistry. Nevertheless, it’s George’s cheerful smile and null¬ ing spirit that will linger long ivith us as vtc take our places in life. ROBERT STANLEY YOST (Hick) Lee-Hurst Farms, Ivyland, Pa. Born: December 12, 1924 Course: Electricity Honors: First Sergeant in Battalion, ’42; Lieutenant-Armor, ' 42. " Hick’s " knowledge of electricity may some day approach that of Mr. Edison’s. His willingness to learn and his friendly attitude should carry him to the top. We ' re with you ' " Hick,” in mind and spirit, and toe zvill look fonvard to the time when you have realised your ambition to become an engineer. (Kmintljian January [ 50 ] I nterior of the Chapel 1943 [ 51 ] (Enrintljtan The Same Old Story The " hummer’s” life is all routine, From six to ten, and in between; Of this grind this poem will tell you, And l sincerely hope it doesn ' t quell you. He’s up at six-thirty, with no time to lose, He’s down to the papers to find out the news; Hm, the Phils in the cellar, the Yankees on top, The Russians in Russia, the A’s still a flop. And now o’er to breakfast, the hummer’s delight, Ah, figs and charred bacon — it’s more than a bite; The only big part of the meal is the mail, Perfumed inspirations and maybe some " kale.” Then over to study far forty-five minutes, To learn of Caesar and Jasper McGinnitts; In Chapel he’s thrilled with Harry C. Banks, With his Beethovens, Herberts and one Caesar Francks. Chemistry, English, Geometry, French, The thirst for knoivledge is his now to quench; For two solid hours each one of his nights, Shading his eyes from the " beat-up” of lights. Music at four, supper at six, Whether German, Australians, or just plain " hicks”; Then with two hours of study, he ' s just about dead; After constant rotitine, he’s ready for bed! 0h? ffinrintijian [52J January High School Library 1043 [ 53 ] ®bi (Enrintlfian FAREWELL SONG GIRARD COLLEGE Henry Hanby Hay Martial 1. Six - teen hun - drcd look - 2. We shall miss the dai ■ 3. Six - teen hun - dred look - Vic Fol a’BECKET-BANKS low, fol - low van; ball; hard, We have run our mar - a - thon From child to grow - ing man. Miss the gay par - ade, and miss Class - mates most of all. Fight the game, in - crease her fame, Good - bye to old Gir - ard. Refrain Quiet and tenderly Fare-well! Fare-well! Dear tem-ple on the hill; We’ll not for - get you Till our hearts be still. Melody in Bass. (Eorintljian 1943 [ 55 ] Airplane View of Girard College Farewell! Farewell! Dear Temple on the hill: We’ll not forget you Till our hearts be still. fflmintljian [56 j January " ix j ' ?rr y i y, mss or nisi i»M GIRARD COLLEGE -rrrmt Sign of a nation, great and strong To ward her people from foreign wrong: Pride and glory and honor ,— all Live in the colors to stand or fall. THE FLAG GOES BY Henry Holcomb Benn ©In ' (Umintltnm Girard College, Philadelphia CONTENTS Title Page. 1 John P. Dunlevy. 2 Dedication. 3 Stephen Girard. 4 Appreciation. 5 High School Faculty. 6 We’ll Remember Them. 7 On Learning. 8 In June’38-ln June’43. 9 Class Administration. 10 The Principal’s Message. 11 President Dudlik. 12 Class Officers. 13 Class of June, 1943. 14-28 Lettermen. 29 Exterior of Chapel. 30 Trips. 31 Remember?. 32 Symbols of Girard. 33 Library and Armory. 34 June ’43 Memories. 35 The Main Road Looking East, The Library. 36 June ’43 in Action . 37 While We Were Hummers. 38 June ’43 Memories. 39 N. H. S., Executive, Dramatics.40-41 Band, Publications, Battalion.42-43 Chapel, Glee Club. 44 Class Snapshots. 45 Airplane View of Girard College. 46 Socials, Who’s Who’s. 47 Founder’s Hall, High School. 48 To the V-3 Class of June 1943. 49 Vocational III Class.50-55 Acknowledgment. 55 Farewell Song. 56 THE STAFF Surely, if the immortal dead, serene with the wisdom of Eternity are not above all joy and pride, he must feel a thrill to know that no mariner or merchant ever sent forth a venture upon unknown seas which came back with richer cargo or in statelier ships. —Honorable Thomas B. Reed June 1943 A Growing Tree There ' s a beauty in God’s wonders, There’s a be auty that man can see All the year in all its stages In a blossoming, fragrant tree. Standing through the winter ' s raging, Waiting for the earth to bring, Revelations direct from heaven, All the signs of coming Spring. See its buds break forth in splendo , Priceless gems each tender leaf It grows and spreads in matchless wonder, Bursting glory all too brief. Life is short for matchless beauty, But in death ' s calm wake it ' ll lead All the earth in spreading glory Through the medium of a seed As we leave our Alma-Mater, We ' re the seed of a growing tree, Tree of Girard —hope of the future, The tree of June 1-9-4-3. Blair A. Thompson, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Emil J. Stein Harold J. Freeman Photography Editors Thomas E. Nawalinski Art Editors John F. Rush Salem Kirban Donald P. Lenox Thomas J. Carey Jay C. Morris The Corinthian is published twice a year by graduating classes of Girard College. It is produced entirely by the Girard College Print Shop, Phila¬ delphia. George Castellucci ,lJu»r [ 2 ] ®hr (Enrintljimt On Behalf of the Class of June, 1943 the Editors Affectionately Dedicate This CORINTHIAN to JOHN P. DUNLEVY Swimming Instructor When we got so blamed discouraged, And our chances dwindled slim, That we felt like throwing in the sponge And quitting the battle grim; There was one who interceded, There was one who made us fight! We salute him now and honor him, For he was always right! When we needed a pal who’d understand, We went to the coach, you know, For he’d lend us a hand and give us a lift, He’s a MAN who is always so; Now, coach, we’re going to pay you back — It’s the best we now have to give, The honor is yours with June ’43 Don’t forget us as long as you live ! 1943 [ 3 ] (Ulje ffloritttljiau “My deeds must be my life. When 1 am dead my actions must speak for me” ©hr fflurtntbimt [4 ] illUlf On Thanking Stephen Girard Ten pleasant years of indelible friendships. Ten wonderful miles in life’s journey marked by milestones of previous memories. And now with this new educational equipment that we have and untried potentials our Commencement finally arrives. We pause most gratefully to thank our benefactor at this time— Stephen Girard, whose foresight and magnanimity have given us all that we possess today. We almost burst with pride today. Emotion, deep indeed, mixes with surface joy as we look back over the years. We see ourselves wav back there dressed as pale " newbies’’ in black stockings, " hum brogues,” and small, thin neck¬ ties, and we recall the first delicious whiffs of the famous ginger. Our governesses and housemasters were the first to instill discipline; others carried on the work of moulding our characters until today we stand grateful. We are grateful that our " monnies” of the household and faculty staffs " turned on the heat” and made us " toe the line” when necessity demanded it. Today we affirm that we appreciate their efforts. All that we are has been formed here at Girard College, and as we ascend the platform to receive our diplomas let us utter a prayer of thanks to Him who created us for all this, to Him who has woven the pattern of today’s Girard graduate, to Him who will watch over us as we step into the plan of the outside world. One friend especially we can never forget. It is Stephen Girard, our bene¬ factor, who made easy for us the weary road which he himself trudged with pain in his youth. Relentlessly this cabin boy toiled upward with a secret unselfish¬ ness which we and many others have all these years enjoyed. He was truly a self- made man, and perhaps the greatst philanthropist of all time. All the years of our lives shall we travel the easier road because of his foresight and magnanimity. Imagine the Benefactor, if he were here today, walking over his beautiful campus and among these splendid buildings with his boys who are about to leave. How he would smile and enjoy our happiness of Commencement Day ! How proud he would be of this class and his boys coming along over the years to this day of victory and joy! Let us think of him, of his native country, of our own be¬ loved land which was his adopted country, and resolve that all that he and others of his time wrought shall not have been done in vain. When we sing The National Anthem again, it will be different. La Marse¬ illaise will overflow the great Chapel with new zest and appeal. The warm June air will tingle with a new fervor. And we shall remember: " My deeds must be my life. When I am dead my actions must speak for me.” Actions do speak louder than words, and here is a lingering, eternal message which the Class of June 1943 will soon carry to the far-flung outposts of the world. We here and now pray God that each one of us, as he stands among the ranks of United States service men in a war-torn world, may look the world in the eye, throw out his chest, and resolve that as a Girardian and an American he may have the opportunity to justify all that the eternal spirit of Stephen Girard may ask, and give an abundantly good account of himself. 1943 Well Remember Them— Cherished days come and go in the life of a Girardian. But for every¬ one alike, there are always those whose return we strive and endlessly hope for. The day that we ascended to Allen Hall was one of them. Allen Hall—bonnets, teas, house parties, more freedom! We were easily the proudest and happiest fellows in the land! Of course, we understood that we must assume certain responsibilities if we were to lead an enjoyable life in our new surroundings. It was here that Mr. and Mrs. Zarella guided and tutored us in order that we might dili¬ gently perform these tasks. Then, too, for the first time since we had departed from the elementary school, we were together as classmates; we will forever cherish and never forget that privilege. The Class of June 1943 expresses its sincerest appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zarella for the parental wisdom which they have inculcated, and also our whole-hearted hopes that their success may continue into many future years. We also remember with esteem the housemasters who watched over us before we became Allenites. To them also, we offer sincere appreciation; appreciation that carries with it our stamp of approval. Men of Banker, Merchant, Mariner, and Bordeaux—we will not forget you. 1943 [ 7 ] ®hr (Corinthian On Leaving- on leaving Girard College this June, the Class desires to extend its best wishes and warmest regards to Dr. Bruce Carey who has carried the directorship of music in the College for the past twenty-one years. He came to Girard from Hamilton, Ontario where he was in charge of music in the schools. He studied in England, Germany and Italy. In 1905 he instituted the Elgar Choir festivals in Ontario, a body which is still in action today. One of his first public appearances in Philadelphia was as the director of the 6300 voices of the Sesquicentennial Choir when some 100,000 people attended their first appearance in the Municipal Stad¬ ium. Later he took the direction of the Mendelssohn Club—one of the three oldest choral societies in America. For six years he directed with honor and distinction the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which gave to Dr. Carey a unique position, one recognized here and abroad as the apex of any choral director’s career. All these activities Dr. Carey carried on without their affecting his brilliant and progressive work at Girard College. He has given thousands of boys here a moral and musical inspiration of which they have always been extremely proud. In saluting him with pride, love, and esteem at this time, we voice not only the sentiments of the class of June 1943, but also the feelings of a great student body. To both Dr. and Mrs. Carey we wish many, many years of robust health, genuine happiness, and prosperity. Hun - NOW InJ une ’43 THEN Courtesy of Miss Ramsay In June ’38 [ 9 ] 1943 31)? ffinrintljian CLASS ADMINISTRATION J-l J-2 Edward Dudlik President Michael King George Castellucci Vice-President Edward Dudlik Eugene Opet Secretary Eugene Opet Blair Thompson Treasurer Earl Gilmore S-l Michael Dzurenda President S-2 Edward Dudlik Edward Dudlik Vice-President Michael Dzurenda Eugene Opet Secretary Eugene Opet Harold Rosen Treasurer Blair Thompson NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Michael Dzurenda Edward Dudlik Blair Thompson STUDENT COUNCIL President Emil Stein President Vice-President Secretary CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Harold Rosen ATHLETIC COMMITTEE Edward Dudlik 3Jmtr [ 10 ] (Eurintljimt The Principal ' s Message TO THE CLASS OF JUNE, 1943: Yesterday I saw you young men lineup on the lawn of the High School to have your class picture taken. On your faces was the spirit of self-confidence, of optimism, of camaraderie. Glorious days, these, as you round out your years spent on the campus of Girard. But you are eager for graduation day to come. Not because you are tired of Girard and all that the word means to you—no, no,—but because the months ahead arouse every emotion that is within you. I doubt if any group of boys ever left Girard more anxious, really anxious, to be physically fit than you do. You never tried harder to pass an examination than you did on tackling the Army and Navy test. You are zealous in your desire to be proficient in your vocation, for skilled men are at a premium in office and shop, in industry and in government service. You are hopeful that your record for true worth here at the College is a good one, for no avenue of effort that seems really worth-while is now open to you unless you procure letters of recommendation from those of us who know you best. And we really have been proud of you. You have not lost your heads, you have not run away to enlist, you have not tried to withdraw from school to earn the big wages that beckon so many boys today, you have gone right ahead with the preparation for your vocation, you have made your plans to continue your educa¬ tion, you have shown much regard for the opinions of others. You have endear¬ ed yourselves to us by the contributions you have made to the various activities of the College and by the personal friendships you have formed. As you go out from us, young men, my deepest concern is that you may realize what the United States of tomorrow will expect of its high school boys of today. It will not be so very hard for you to adjust yourselves to an air-minded world, a world of television, of fabricated houses, of synthetic food, of plastics, of automatic gadgets, of a harnessed sun and an exploding atom. What may be more difficult for you will be the recognition of the part you must play as a citizen, not only of the United States, but of the world. Despite an inevitable reaction that will follow the war, the world is moving in the direction of social unity and solidarity. The cry of Amos and the plea of Jesus for a recognition of human brotherhood and individual worth will not go unheeded forever. You young men will live into this " century of the common man.” God grant that you will not grow impatient because the mills of the gods grind slowly; God grant that you won’t fall into an easy cynicism or a futile skepticism. May you find yourselves, after the madness of this war has abated, physically fit, mentally adjusted, in¬ tellectually equipped and spiritually fortified to take your places in an ever-expand¬ ing democracy—a democracy pledged to serve the interests of all men, of what¬ ever color, creed or race, dedicated to the ideal that men will do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God. Sincerely yours, D. MONTFORT MELCHIOR. jg 43 fflnrmtljian [ii] Class of June 1943 EDWARD ROBERT DUDLIK (Ed) President 6016 Montague St., Philadelphia Born: July 22, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Making Honors: President of Class J-l, S-2; Vice-Pres. of Class J-2, S-l: National Honor S-l to S-2; Vice-Pres. National Hon¬ or Society S-2; Vice-President Life Saving Club J-2, S-2; American Legion Award 7-A; Athletic Council S-l, S-2; Swimming, ’40-’41, ’41-’42, ’42-’43; Capt. Swimming Team S-2; Baseball ’42. ’43; Sergeant in Color Guard; Senior Life Sav¬ ing Certificate; Co-holder of 150-yard Medley Relay Record and 180-yard Medley Relay Record. Anyone knowing " Ed” is immediately impressed by his sin¬ cere character and strong feeling for U’hat s right. Being of a versatile nature. Ed is an excellent athlete and always " cute " among girls. He holds our class’ highest position and highest regard. Dear Classmates, The dream we have fostered for many a year has at last become a reality and now forces us to say good-bye. In a sense we can never really say farewell; though physically we part, spiritually our memories of one another, the friend, ships and happiness we shared will linger with us forever- For the past ten years we have lived together, more like brothers than in any other way, and now each must go his own way. Our training and life in Girard have given us confidence and competency to face the problems confronting us today. In this world turmoil we know not what sacrifices we may be called upon to render, but whatever they are 1 know that you will do honor to yourselves and the name of Girard. Some of you I may never see again, but I will always re¬ member you, not for your athletic ability or scholarship, but just for what you are. Now, before our final good-bye, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the fullest, health¬ iest, happiest, and most successful life possible. Sincerely, Ed. 3Juur (Eorintljiau MICHAEL LEO DZURENDA (Mike) Vice-President 207 Main St., Pennsburg, Pa. Born: September 5, 1926 Course: Academic and Machinist Trade Honors: Soccer, ’42; Basketball.’42-’43; Baseball, ' 41, ’42; ’43; President of Class, S-l; Vice-President of Class, S-2; National Honor Society, S-l and S-2, President, S-2; Vice- President of Art Club, S-l; President of Machine Shop Club, S-2; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Athletic, U ' ell-drcsscd, handsome These and others like them are the characteristics that make up Mike’s radiant per¬ sonality. He was a friend to all and toe sincerely cherish that friendship. EUGENE ADAM OPET (Gene) Secretary 96 S. Landon St., Kingston, Pa. Born: October 21, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Secretary of Class, J-l to S-2; Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Palmer Method Business Writing Certificate, 2-2. Whenever anyone wanted a proficient penman. Gene was the first to be approached. Penman deluxe, a friend to all. and an unforgettable smile that ' s the way we’ll remember Gene. 1 BLAIR ALVIN THOMPSON (Blair) Treasurer N. Tuckahoe St., Bellwood, Pa. Born: March 26, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: L’Alliance Francaise Prize, 2-2; Band, 7-A to S-2; Sergeant, S-2; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2; Treasurer of Class, J-l and S-2; Student Council, J-l; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Treas¬ urer, S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Girard Magazine A J-l; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Secretary, S-2; Vice- President of the National Honor Society Council of Philadel¬ phia and Suburban High Schools. ’43; Co-receiver of Frank Honicker Prize, S-l; President of Chemistry Club, S-2; Ed- itor-in-Chief, Corinthian, Second Honor. Blair’s splendid scholastic showing was a feat in itself. Add to this his extra-curricular activities and we have a very worth-while fellow. KENNETH AMEY (Ken) Bethlehem Pike, Springhouse, Pa. Born: July 9, 1925 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2; Concert Master. S-2; Sergeant in Signal Corps; President of Dram¬ atic Club, S-2; Cast: Yell on. ' Jack, Office Boy Wanted, What Men Live By, Prologue to Glory; Radio Plays: Invasion Prom Mars, Later Years of Abraham Lincoln; Student Work Committee. S-l, S-2. " Ken’s " portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Prologue to Glory ivas a characteristic portrayal of his ozon way of thinking and joking. He holds an enviable record. ffl0rintl)tan  ROLAND BATES (Bats) 5227 Burton St., Philadelphia Born: November 16, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Activities Night, “Theory of Aeronautics” “Bats " is connoisseur of airplanes. He has truly educated all of us in that sphere of study. His talk on aeronautics Activities Night excelled any other given by a ‘■Hummer " in that field. Wise in all his foresights, he set a goal and zvorked toward it His “contact " at Girard zoos a success, and his ambition to en¬ ter the Air Corps will be a successful take-off. ROBERT J. BELL (Bob) 1311 N. Marston St., Philadelphia Born: June 4, 1926 Course: Academic and Clerical Honors: Band 7B to S-2; Sergeant S-2; Orchestra S-2 • Firs prize in Penmanship 2-2. Bob likes the modern things of our time. The latest styles and the latest hits are all known to him. He knows what goes on in the World, and we all recognise him as a “toe Bov in the Know ' y 1 K DAVID LaRUE BOLTON (Reds) 59 W. Dorrance St., Kingston, Pa. Born: August 13, 1925 Course: General and Carpentry Trade Honors: Track, ’42, ’43. Friendly, generous, humorous “Reds " rightly deserves these adjectives. His unique character also enabled him to be quite an attraction to the opposite sex. “Reds " will laugh his way through the turbulent trials of life. HENRY PAUL BOROWSKY (Bear) 255 West End Ave., New York, N. Y. Born: February 4, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Cast: Prologue to Glory; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Sergeant in Band, S-2. “Bear, " with his uncanny sense of humor, receh’cd a smile■ blush, a hearty laugh, or a “hum groan, " with every remark. His indelible friendship will forever warm our hearts. 3Junr [I4j ®1tp (fimiutljian DOMENIC ROBIN BRINO (Frotz) 635 Kimball St., Philadelphia Born: February 23, 1926 Course: General and Carpentry Trade Honors: President of Carpentry Club, S-2. ' Trots ' never really showed us his true athletic ability. Non¬ chalant in manner, he never let anything upset or excite him. “Frots ' s " happy way of life will leave an everlasting memory. JOHN JOSEPH BURNS (Binny) 1318 N. Redfield St., Philadelphia Born: July 3, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Making Honors: Woodworking Prize, 7-A; Lieutenant in Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, j-2 to S-2; Track, ' 42 and ' 43. Dependable , whether it be in the Battalion or on the running track. His skill in the shop and the ease with which he handles the girls make “Binny " a distinctive figure in the class. LOUIS JAMES CALABRESE (Lou) 4078 Creston St., Philadelphia Born: August 17, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Band, 7-A to S-2; First Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra. S-l, S-2; Glee Club. S-l, S-2; Track, ' 43; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Student Participation Committee; Student Publicity Manager, Student Council, S-l. A leader in music, scholarship, athletics, and our publicity agent in the Student Council. Lou is to be commended for his thorough completion of any task he undertook. If one gets as much out of life as he puts into it. this classmate will be ex¬ tremely happy. THOMAS J CAREY (Tom) 4201 Elbridge St., Philadelphia Born: February 5, 1926 Course: Academic and Auto Mechanics Honors: Band, 7-A to J-l; Sergeant in Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Secretary of Camera Club, J-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Corin¬ thian Staff. Tom is one of those quiet and reserved boys, that is. until he gets around some one who ivants to have a good time. Any questions dealing with marine and sea-life found their way to ’Tom. who, without a doubt, was our authority on the “deep blue sea.” Combine this interest with his knowledge of auto¬ mechanics and you have a marine engineer worthy of the title. 1943 ®lir (Enrtnlljtmt  GEORGE CASTELLUCCI (Nick) 147 Leverington Ave., Manayunk, Pa. Born: February 26, 1926 Course: Academic and Sheet Metal Trade Honors: Band. 7B to S-2; Vice-President of Class, J-l; Or¬ chestra, J-l to S-2; President of Music Club. S-2. Nick is truly the " Dapper Dan” of the class. Excellent on the dance floor, he also toots a mean sax. We are all waiting for the day when we shall see Nick’s name in the bright lights. ROBERT VERNER DERMOTT (Bob) Valedictorian 1220 West Rush St., Philadelphia Born: June 15, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Band, 7A to J-l, Librarian. J-l and J-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; First Sergeant in Battalion. S-2; Co-Receiver of Secretarial Prize, S-2;Third Prize, Safety Essay, 2-2. Bob led our class in that most enviable department of all — scholarship. Conscientious and a hard worker, he should find little trouble in zooming ahead into his chosen field of aviation. MARTIN DIDDLEBOCK (Marty) 70 Cedar St., Edgewood, Md. Born: November 16, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Guidon in Battalion, S-2. Very efficient as a chemist, Marty is practical and Possesses a rare sense of humor. A true lover of the outdoors, lie is a con¬ noisseur of ducks. May life be as swell to you as you were to JAMES BAILEY CLEAVER (Bailey) Box 38, Grampian, Pa. Born: May 5, 1925 Course: General and Trade Drafting Honors: Lieutenant in Battalion, S-l. S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; National Honor Society, S-l, S-2; Girard News, J-2 to S-2; Managing Editor, S-2; Senior Patrol Leader; Cast: Y el- lota Jack. Lighting Effects, Prologue to Glory, Yelhzu Jack. What Men Live By, Silas Marner. Bailey will never lose track of himself. He is as well ordered as his many memorandum notes and files, at which we some¬ times smiled. But if it weren ' t for these items, many a publica¬ tion. play, or committee meeting would have been a flop. He was born in the country, but we refuse to call him a hick. (Gmintljian .Ilnur [16j ROBERT ALVA DUNN (Bob) 479 N. 50th St., Philadelphia Born: August 6, 1926 Course: Academic and Applied Electricity Honors: Band, 7A to J-2; Orchestra. J-2: Lieutenant in Bat¬ talion. S-2; Contributing Editor, Girard Magazine; Radio Play: Invasion from Mars; Cast: Yellow Jack, Prologue to Glory; Life Scout; Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, S-l. One of the most voluable talkers, among the ivittiest. and pos¬ sessing the largest vocabulary of the class. Bob certainly is no recluse! He laughs at anybody ' s joke, a proof of his joviality. Remember him as class poetf JOSEPH M. EVANOFF (Joe) 253 N. Natrona St., Philadelphia Born: September 16, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Palmer Certifi¬ cate cf Business Writing. Joe has a technical mind, and if he follozvs a technical line, he need not worry about his " status quo” in society. Joe will nez ' er need a liquid diet, and toe do not wonder that the girls look again after they have once spotted him. ROBERT LOUIS FRANCESCON (Fran) 2327 S. Carlisle St., Philadelphia Born: January 27, 1927 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Secretary of Naturalist Club. J-l; the Corinthian Staff. One of our class’s " sharp, groovy " guys in his ways of dress¬ ing. and an excellent dancer, " Fran” never sat out an activity which called upon individual participation. His personality alone has made and U’ill make hint a pride of Girard. HAROLD JEROME FREEMAN (Hal) 2126 S. 7th St. Philadelphia Born . August 30, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: 2nd Prize. Penmanship, 2-2; Junior Life Saving Cer¬ tificate; Secretary of Chess Club, J-l; Corinthian Staff; Radio Play; Abe Lincoln ; Cast: Yello w Jack, Prologue to Glory ; Baseball Manager, ’43. Hal — oh, well. Here is the fellow we will miss! Hal will prob¬ ably never be a famous boxer, swimmer, or ball player, but chances are he ivill some day manage one! With his skill at talking he ivill find life one conquest after another. Hal has the ability to hold confidences and do justice to them. 1943 ®b? fflorhttljtan  RICHARD E. GAMPPER (Dick) 3132 N. Marston St., Philadelphia Bom: February 19, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Dick may sometimes appear rather quiet, but when he has something to say it’s worth listening to. We find in Dick a friend who is always ready to give advice whether it ' s to the lovelorn or on one’s patriotic obligations. Dick has a deter¬ mination all of his own. Strong and content, he’s officer material for Uncle Sam. The best of luck, Dick! Ahead lies the open road! RUSSELL HARRY GEHRIG (Russ) 1952 N. Broad St., Philadelphia Born: August 17. 1925 Course: General and Sheet Metal Honors: Tennis, ’42. Life’s just one big racket for this tennis player dc luxe, and in any sport or on any occasion he handed out a love game or lost with a good showing, and came back to win the next set. You’ll net great happiness, Russ. EARL EUGENE GILMORE (Eggy) 848 27th St., Altoona, Pa. Born: August 15, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Making Honors: Band. 7A to S-2, Captain and Student Leader, S-2; Glee Club. S-l and S-2; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Track, ’40 to ’43; Vocal Music Prize, 6-A; Soccer, ’42 ; Vice-President of Pattern Club, S-l; Treasurer of Class, J-2; Athletic Council, S-l; Co-Captain of Track Team. ’43; Co-holder, half-mile record for Girard. Rough and ready in all battles, " Eggy " irns one of the friend¬ liest fellows in the class. Versatile with his hands and speedy afoot, he also did a splendid job of leading the band. A Cos¬ sack in the making? .One can never tell! ANTHONY J. GIRARDI (Harpo) 6540 Girard Ave., Philadelphia Bom: March 19, 1926 Cotirse: Academic and Drafting Honors: Contributing Editor. Girard Magazine: Cast: Yelloio Jack. Prologue to Glory; Swimming, ’41-’42, ’42-’43; Sergeant in Battalion. Happy and resourceful, our “Harpo " is on the road to oppor¬ tunity. Through his dramatic and literary ability he has made a name for himself. With " Harpo’s " pleasant personality, his ambition in Chemical Engineering holds much in store for him In the outside ivorld we ivish him the best of luck in all his un¬ dertakings. fflorintljian dhtttr  ROBERT EDWIN GRAWE (Bob) 4328 N. Eighth St., Philadelphia Born: July 6, 1925 Course: Academic and Trade Drafting Honors: Soccer ’43; Basketball ’42-’43; Baseball ’41, ’42,’43; Conference Committee, S-l; Sportsmanship Trophy, 7-A; Ser¬ geant in Battalion; Echelon Platoon. There is nothing half zvay about Bob. Perhaps this and liis straightforzoard manner put him in the top ranks of our class. He is an outstanding athlete and a charm on the dance floor. EDWARD JOSEPH GREENE (Ed) 1131 W. Moyamensing Ave.,Philadelphia Born: August 2, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Baseball, ’42; Athletic Council, S-l; Band, 7A to 2-2; Cast: Prologue to Glory. An athlete, a music lover, a fellozv with a sense of humor, a conscientious worker, a thinker, a smiling young American — tha t’s Ed. KENNETH WALTER JOHNSON (Ken) 320 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Born: October 1, 1925 Course: General and Printing Honors: Band, 7A to J-l ; Drum-Major of Band, J-l to S-2; Girard News, J-l to S-2. Feature Editor S-l and S-2; Glee Club, S-l and S-2; Star Scout; Junior Assistant Scoutmaster; Gym Squad, ’40; Cast: Yellow Jack, What Men Live By, Prologue to Glory. " Ken” mixes his friendliness and cheery attitude zsnth drum majoring in the Band. The Scout’s Oath clears the path he follozvs. As an able printer, " Ken " will leaz’e honest and de¬ termined footprints on the road ahead. On looking at his extra¬ curricular activities, one can see that " Ken” believes in the Quotation “Variety is the spice of life. " JOHN MAUGER KEARNEY (Jack) Box 545, Laureldale, Pa. Born: June 21, 1926 Course: Academic and Applied Electricity Honors: Band 2-2 to S-2; Lieutenant in Band S-2; Orchestra, S-l. S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Swimming, ‘39 to ‘43; Vice- President of Naturalist Club. J-2; Cast: Yellozv Jack, Prologue to Glory; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Star Scout Jack is a serious fellow with a strong interest in a variety of lines. With the ability that he has, he will surely rise to the top brackets in whatever field he makes his life work. 1943  ffiormtljian JAMES SERVICE KENNEY (Jim) 5961 Beechwood St., Philadelphia Born: May 8, 1926 Course: General and Foundry Trade Honors: Color Sergeant in Batatlion, S-2; Guidon, Co. C, 2-2 to S-l; Swimming ’39, ’40, ’41, ’42, ' 43; Co-captain ’42, ’43; holder records 25 yards, 50 yards, and 100 yards breast¬ stroke; member of record-holding team 150 yards and 180 yards medley relay; co-holder 75 yards individual medley record; Glee Club, S-l, S-2; Silver Medal, Second Place, In¬ terscholastic Swimming, ’43. Jim is a record breaker extraordinary who will give any fish szvift competition. He sticks with his friends, and he doesn’t limit good sportsmanship to the swimming team.. The ladv whom he will marry will get something to be proud of. Everyone is proud of him. JUHIN CORDON KENYON (Jack) 108 Trcziyulny St., Osceola Mills, Pa. Born: August 23, 1925 Course: Academic and Printing Honors: Vice-President of Camera Club, S-l; President of Camera Club, S-2. Jack, we re sure, will took down on any obstacles he meets in future, whether they be girl problems, economic problems, or the problem, of finding that town he lives in and putting it on the map. MICHAEL ANDREW KING (Mike) 180 First St., Coaldale, Pa. Born: November 19, 1926 Course: Academic an! Stenography Honors: Glee Club J-2 to S-2; President Glee Club S-2; Or¬ chestra 7-A to S-2; Personnel Officer of Orchestra S-l; Stu¬ dent Leader of Orchestra S-2; President of Class J-2; Na¬ tional Honor Society J-2 to S-2; Sportsmanship Trophy 1-1; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Life Scout; Soccer ’41-’42; Baseball ’42, ’43; Basketball ’40-’41, ’41-’42. 42-43; Captain of Basketball Squad ’43. Mike is a fellow of outstanding ability, and is surprisingly good in all his accomplishments. His achievements on the play¬ ing field or court arc rivaled only by his ability in playing the violin. We ivill all long remember “Ace Lanky Center, Mike SALEM KIRBAN (Herb) 124 S. Main Avenue, Scranton. Pa. Born: November 12, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Second Prize, Short Story; Girard Magazine, S-l to S-2; Editor-in-chief. S-2; Girard News, S-l to S-2; News Ed¬ itor. S-2; Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Glee Club J-2 to S-2; Contributing Editor, Steel and Garnet; First Honorable Men¬ tion, Current Event Contest sponsored by Scholastic Magazine, 1942; Certificate of Award, “Why America Must Win” spon¬ sored by Philadelphia lunior Council. Pseudo? Not in the literary field! Herb has brought recogni¬ tion to the school through his achievements in writing. His dil¬ igence and sincerity are the trails that ivill send him to the top. ®be (ttnrtnthtmt 3lunr  JOHN ALOYSIUS LARAGY (Foo.e) 3253 Tampa St. Philadelphia Born: October 31, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Band 7-A to S-2; Orchestra S-2; Sergeant in Band Little is ever heard from “Foosebut he knows more than many, for his alert, observant manner gained him much. He could usually be found gainfully enjoying himself at the music department. DONALD PORTER LENOX (Don) Hope Farm, Lititz, Pa. Born: September 28, 1926 Honors: First Prize, Vocal Music, 7A ; Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2; Librarian, S-l; Assistant Leader, S-2; Student Council, J-l, J-2, Secretary, J-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Glee Club J-2 to S-2; Girard News. J-l to S-2; Editor-in-chief, S-l and S-2; Girard Magasine; The Corinthian Staff; Class Speaker. Words would even fail Shakespeare if he came to describe Don’s Litits-born nature. Through the annals of the Gir¬ ard News he has proved to us his literary ability and has raised the standard of our school paper to an enviable height Cre¬ ative magnetic, friendly, and persistent, he will bring success to the vocation he pursues. Don’s pen is mightier than a sword. PAUL A LOTTO (Pott.) 71 S. Lexington Ave., White Plains, N.Y. Born: July 24, 1926 Course: Academic and Patternmaking Honors: Secretary of Art Club, S-l; Secretary of Student Council, J-2; Orchestra, S-2; Glee Club. J-2 to S-2; Band, 7A to S-2. Sergeant, S-2. “Old King Cole was a merry old soul. " If we could just sub¬ stitute the word Paul for Cole, we would have a true definition of Potts. IVell qualified as a trumpeter, he had equal skill in the chemistry lab. May the spirit of adventure cling to him in the future as it has in the past. RONALD LYALL (Boat) 213 Wolfenden Ave., Collingdale, Pa. Born: August 28, 1925 Course: General and Pipefitting Honors : Quartermaster of Battalion; Sergeant in Battalion S-2j Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Numerals in Fencing. “Boat” will sail through life admirably. He will not let himself be anchored in any swamp, and if he comes up against an enemy fleet they will know that he is no half-baked, slow- minded individual. We all value his opinions of the sea, for his is an experienced nautical mind. 1943 fflorintJjian ®V fflnrintljian -iimtp ROBERT L NORRIS (Bob) 457 E. Wildey St., Philadelphia Born: May 1, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Basketball Manager, ’42. “Dob " always filled the blank spaces of disappointment with his " patented " humor. He managed the basketball team well as he will also manage to be successful in life. His high ideals null place him on the credit side of life ' s balance sheet. To “Bob " life is just a " bowl of gingers. " ELLERY E OHNMEISS (Duck) 444 Wyoming St., Williamsport, Pa. Born: April 5, 1926 Course: Academic and Accounting Honors: Fencing Team, ' 42, ' 43; Vice-President of Chemistry Club, S-2; Sergeant in Battalion; Manager, Candy Trade, ’42. ’43. " Duck " is no “pseudo " when it comes to chemistry. Success in this field is emblazoned on his scientific mind. His sporadic humor often breaks the silence of deep thought. A lugubrious atmosphere never passes over " Duck’s " eiler-beaming face. Fencing is his specialty, and his skill with the foil plus his natural ability with the test tube justify our belief that he will realise his ambition. JAY CARL MORRIS (Jay) 1233 Madison St., N.W. Washington, D.C. Born: June 6, 1926 Course: General and Painting Honors: Art Editor of Girard News, J-2 to S-2; Art Editor of Girard Magazine, S-l. S-2; the Corinthian Staff; Secreatry of Art Qub. S-2. Jay’s artistic ability blended ivell with his gay countenance, op¬ timistic spirit, and his modest, retiring character. When things go lorong, we’ll feast our eyes on Jay ' s ivorks and pleasantly reminisce. THOMAS EDWARD NAWALINSKI (Ten) 5614 N. Uber St., Philadelphia Born: May 22, 1926 Course: Academic, Applied Electricity, and Kadio Repair Honors: Corinthian Staff; Girard News Photographer; Sec¬ retary, Chemistry Club, S-2; First Mention, Scholastic Photo¬ graphy Contest. Bang! Flash! It’s Superman! No, it ' s “Ten. " Not exactly ec¬ centric, but a little scientific, is our master of the photographic lens, radio, and detonation caps. “Ten” is a diligent worker re- ardless of which field of scie icc he pursues. Always willing to help a classmate, always receiving little of the credit, with personality and ability, he will have a good share of life! WILLIAM SAO PAULO (Bill) 118 W. Early Ave., Coaldale, Pa. Born: August 7, 1925 Course: General and Foundry Trade Honors: Track, ’41, ’42, ' 43. Bill teas one of the first of the class to have romantic entangle¬ ments. An accomplished miler and rather adept with the paint brush, he made a success of himself in his own quiet way. ROY PENTZ (Roy) 915 E. Mahoning St., Punxsatawney, Pa. Born: March 16, 1926 Course: Academic and Machine Trade Honors: Baseball, ’41, ’42; Soccer, ’42; Captain Adjutant in Battalion; First Prize Individual Competitive Drill; Vice- President of Dramatic Club, S-2; Cast: Prologue to Glory, Radio Play: High Lights in the Latter Years of Lincoln ' s Life; First Class Scout. We find that Roy comes in great quantity, but he is also measured in quality, for nothing but the best is his preference. His smile is also measured in large proportions and we have always welcomed it. FELIX JOHN PIEKARSKI (Vitch) 514 3rd Ave., New Brighton, Pa. Born: October 20, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Making Honors: Soccer, ’42; Captain in Battalion, S-l, S-2; Nat¬ ional Honor Society, S-l, S-2; Vice-President of Pattern Club, S-2; Second Place, Competitive Drill. “Vitek ' s " versatility was in no way camouflaged by his win¬ ning smile and fine sportsmanship, either in making a fine pattern in shop, scoring for Girard, or handling a company in the battalion. When “Vitch” hits the Navy, the U. S. will have another admiral in the making. fflnrintfjian ALEXANDER PAVLIKA (Reds) 464 E. Walnut Lane, Philadelphia Born: March 10, 1925 Course: Academic and Auto Mechanics Honors: Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2. “Reds” is the kind of man that the Marines like to get a hold of. He has what it takes, and we feel that he will soon achieve his ambition and become an engineer. We hope that he will find time to play his trumpet though, for he has talent in that line. [231 PHILIP J. QUINN (Phil) 5020 Cedar Ave., Philadelphia Born: August 17, 1925 Course: General and Trade Pattern Making Honors: Glee Club S-l, S-2; Track ’40, 41, ’42, ’43; Presi¬ dent of Pattern Making Club, S-2. Humans aren’t made much more handsome than Phil. Boys as a rule don’t compare with him as a track star either. As a basso in the Glee Club he shines. IVell, he shines in every¬ thing—and his smile adds much to his personality. WILLIAM RINE (Bill) 945 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, Pa. Born: December 10, 1925 Course: Academic and Applied Electricity Honors: Captain in Battalion. S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Soccer. ’42; Track, ’42, ’43; Manager, ’42; Star Scout. Bill’s main interests lay in the Battalion, in the electricity shop, and on the athletic field. As Captain of Company A he proved liis proivess as a leader, and as a ready friend and good sport he proved his worth to the class. May his ambition to became an army officer be soon realised. It shouldn ' t take long. FRANK PIPITO (Pip) 781 S. 6th St., Philadelphia Born: July 21, 1926 Course: Academic and Printing Honors: Soccer, ’42; Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Ser¬ geant in Band, S-2; Junior Life Saving Certificate; Glee Club. S-l to S-2; Secretary, S-2; Corinthian Staff. Quiet, smiling, good hearted that’s right — “Pip. " “Pip, " from the clarinet to flash bulb and from automatic presses to musical recordings, knows his stuff. Very conscientious in his work and studies and very friendly in his attitude and man¬ ners. " Pip” has won his way into our hearts. EMIL J POHORILLA (Em) 122 Main St., Kingston, Pa. Born: July 10, 1925 Course: Academic and Machine Trade Honors: Sergeant in Battalion J-2 to S-2; Secretary of Machine Shop Club S-2. If “Em " strives to do something big, he will do it. He has brains behind that nonchalant, carefree attitude, and we are confident that he will not be a poor man. luilP Cunit!liian [ 24 ] HAROLD ROSEN (Har) 1710 Columbia Ave., Philadelphia Born: November 19, 1925 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Band 7A to S-2; First Sergeant in Band, S-2; Or¬ chestra, S-2; Conference Committee. J-2 to S-2; Track, ’41, ’42. ’43; Captain Track Team ’43; Conference Committee representative to Student Council J-2; Treasurer of Class S-l; Glee Club J-2 to S-2. Small in stature but large in personality, that is what zve think of “Har " . His good logic and willingness to express himself gave him an upper berth in our class. If silence is golden, he should be a pauper, but zee don’t predict that for “Har EDWARD ROSENBERG (Rosie) 2514 N. 29th St., Philadelphia Born: November 28, 1925 Course: General and Sheet Metal Trade Honors: Echelon Platoon. “Rosie " fits in with any croicd. He will have tasting himself to any condition he acts and talks, and we a: happy. troub’e in ad- later life. He thinks before sure that he will remain MORRIS ARTHUR ROSS (Art) 235 N. 12th St.. Allentown, Pa. Born: August 13, 1925 Course: Academic and Pattern Making Honors: Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant S-l ; Sergeant- Majo- S-2; Secretary of Patternmaking Club S-2; Swim¬ ming Team ’40-’41. ’41-’42, ’42-’43. Cne look from “Art” was enough to set a fire in the heart of any of the fairer sex. Also an athlete, Art as a member of the “Chlorine Society” helped the swimming team in two brilliant consecutive seasons. JOHN FRANKLIN RUSH (Reds) 218 Mercer St., Trenton, N. J. Born: September 19, 1925 Course: Academic and Printing Honors: Lieutenant-Quartermaster of Battalion; Baseball ’42, ’43; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Corinthian Staff; Co-captain, Baseball. ’43. Here we have another of that famed quintet of which so much is heard. " Reds " is a most unusual character. His imper¬ sonations and pointed wit will long he remembered with amuse¬ ment. “Reds” also shone as an athlete of no small ability. 1943 0br (Eminthtan CALVIN SAMSON (Sam) Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania Born: November 6, 1925 Course: General and Auto Mechanics Honors: Track. ' 42. ’43; Soccer, ’42; Glee Club, S-l, S-2; Sergeant in Battalion; Vice-President Art Club, S-2. Sam is tail, athletic, and plenty of fun. Although he comes from " hoss country, " he certain ' y knows automobiles. Sam, as our high-jumper, has shown us what the country can pro¬ duce! MAURICE SCHWARTZ (Shorty) 309 Fitzwater St., Philadelphia Born: November 21, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-2. No one can accuse " Shorty” of not speaking his piece. Noisy, but always cheerful, he had a tendency to outdo the bigger fel- lozvs. He made guile a name for himself in the language de¬ partment also. JACK NEVIN SHEARER (Jack) 621 N. 15th St., Harrisburg, Pa. Born: March 23, 1927 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: First Prize Safety PIssay; Glee Club, S-2; Band, 7-A to S-2; Sergeant in Baud, S-2; Orchestra, J-2 to S-2. Jack’s ambition. " To find lile employment in some phase of aer¬ onautics.” will easily be fulfilled if he puts as much into and gets as much out of future life as he put into his musical and general social activities in the " Hum. " CT JACK SHELLY (Jack) 4527 Tudor St., Philadelphia Born: July 29, 1925 Course: General and Interior Designing Honors: Glee Club J-2 to S-2; Vice-President of Glee Club, S-2: Student Council J-2, S-2; Athletic Council S-l; Dram¬ atic Club. Cast: Silas Marner and Prologue to Glory, Base¬ ball. ’42; Guidon in Battalion; Art Director and Stage Man¬ ager, Prologue to Glory. As a man of learned understanding. Jack is A-l. He could discuss deMaupassant or Shakespeare ivhilc jiving to the lates ' hit tune. Jack preferred a horizontal outlook on life, not be¬ cause of lackadaisical tendencies, but because he could think better that way. ®iu (Coriutljiau 3Juhp AIFRED SMERAGLIO (Al) 592 Carson St, Hazleton, Pa. Born: November 21, 1925 Course: Academic and Applied Electricity Honors: Basketball. ' 41-’42, ’42-’43; Baseball, ’42,’43; Soccer ’42; Secretary Jointers Club S-2; Glee Club S-l, S-2; Co¬ captain Basketball, ’43; Sergeant in Battalion; Echelon Pla¬ toon. Al tints a part of that U ' cll known " big five " . Aside from be¬ ing a member of this outstanding clique, he also attained an enviable record as a member of several athletic teams. With his electrical training Al should shock something out of life. EMIL JEROME STEIN (Jerry) 1336 Northampton St., Easton, Pa. Born: May 16. 1926 Course: Academic and Drafting Honors: Band. 7-A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Vice-President of Student Council, S-l; President of Stu¬ dent Council. S-2; Conference Committee, S-l; Girard News Staff, J-l to S-2; Managing Editor of Girard Neios, S-2; the Corinthian Staff; Secretary of Life Saving Club, S-2; Sen¬ ior Life Saving Certificate. Doing a variety of things in a big way, whether running the Student Council successfully or contributing his invaluable art¬ icles to the Girard News. Jerry used a line that worked mar¬ velously well. Two to one that lie breaks Roosevelt’s streak! BERNARD J THOMAS (Tom) 605 S. 19th St., Newark, N. J. Born: November 20, 1925 Course: General and Carpentry Honors: Tennis, ’41, Vice-President of Carpentry Club, Tennis and Tom make a perfect match in life. As an ardent baseball fan he is already at first base. Friendly, attractive, and always smiling, Tom will be no bachelor. His ability in woodcraft will aid him in carving a well-deserved record. CHARLES JOSEPH WESTON (Chuck) 1122 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia Born: August 17. 1925 Course: General and Sheet Metal Honors: President of Art Club, S-2. Call him " happy-go-lucky” or " devil-may-care " , though fun- loving and mischievous, " Chuck” reliantly did his share of any task with a gay spirit. Carry an, " Chuck”! 1943 [ 27 ] (Enrintljimt JACK FRANCIS WILSON (Jack) 2 Brainard Ave., Middletown, Conn. Dorn: April 25, 1926 Course: Academic and Stenography Honors: Corporal in Battalion, S-l. Jack was what Coach Otto ahvays missed when he chose the varsity teams, but he was one person on whom we’d be willing to base the athletic reputation oj our class. Though athletic, scholarly, and easy to get along with, Jack modestly kept him¬ self out of the spotlight. WILLIAM HARRY YACKLEY (Bill) 624 N. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa. Born: July 21. 1925 Course: General and Machinist Trade Honors: Vice-President, Naturalist Club J-2; Secretary, Chemistry Club, S-l; President, Naturalist Club, S-2; Con¬ tributing Editor, Girard Magazine-, First prize in Wood¬ working. An entomologist ivho knows ivhat he talks about. The many hours that he has spent on his bugs hobby will result in an interesting livelihood, we believe. Bill is noted for rising early, and we are confident that he will rise early to prom¬ inence. ROBERT G. YODER (Yodes) 904 Franklin St., Johnstown. Pa. Born: July 28, 1925 Course: General and Machine Trade Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Vice-President of Ma¬ chine Trade Club. " Yodes " knows when to be serious and when to be funny. He always maintained a friendly, light-hearted disposition. Ener¬ getic and able, his outlook on life is unassuming, but he sur¬ mounts all obstacles that come his imy. With a hobby of col¬ lecting bullet shells, " Yodes” will puncture all illusions with reality. 31mtp ®lrr (finrinthian [ 28 ] BASKETBALL Dzurenda. ’42-’43 Grawe, ’42- ' 43 Smeraglio ’41- ' 42, ’42-M3 King. ’41-’42, ’42-’43 SOCCER Dzurenda. ’42 Grawe. ’42 Smeraglio, ’42 King. ’41, ' 42 Pentz. ' 42 Piekarski ’42 Samson ' 42 TRACK Paulo. ’41. ’43 Gilmore. ' 42, ' 43 Burns. ’42 ’41 Rosen. ' 42, ’43 Samson. ' 42. ’43 Quinn, M2. ’43 Bolton, ’42 TENNIS Thomas. ’41 MANAGERS N orris—Basketball Freeman—Baseball Rine—Track Girardi—Swimming SWIMMING Dudlik. ' 40-Ml, ’41-M2, M2- 4 j K enney. ’40-MI. M1-M2. ’42-M3 Kearney, M1-M2, M2-M3 Ross. Ml-M2, M2-M3 BASEBALL Dzurenda. Ml, M2, M3 Dudlik. M2, M3 Grawe. Ml, M2, M3 Rush. M2, M3 Smeraglio, M2. M3 King. M2. M3 Pentz. M2 Greene. M2 1943 3hr (Cmintbian [ 30 ] Trips It was in the late spring of 1939 that we found out that we were go¬ ing to visit the World’s Fair. Plan¬ ning of this trip is accredited to Mr. Evans. Early one September morn¬ ing we took trolley cars to the North Philadelphia train station with cam¬ eras and World’s Fair maps under our arms, and soon afterwards espied the Trylon in New York City. Rambling off our special coaches, we spent the morning viewing the educational section of the Fair grounds and met at Schafer’s Center at noon for lunch. Looking over our maps we found out, to our sor¬ row, that it was impossible to see everything in one day, so we rationed our time for the coming afternoon. Railroads on Parade and the General Motors building occupied most of the afternoon, and after supper nearly everyone retired to the amusement end of the Fair grounds. Fireworks and colorful lights bade us farewell so we passed the shadowed Trylon and Peri- sphere, boarded our train, discussed our big day in New York. This was not our last trip, however, because we were fortunate in being one of the two classes chosen to take the four-day trio through Pennsylvania in October 1941. We covered over six hundred miles in Pennsylvania in four Greyhound buss¬ es. We stopped at Valley Forge for a few hours and viewed the historical site, then proceeded to Bethlehem and drove through the elevated campus of Lehigh University overlooking Bethlehem Steel Company from a vantage point on the high hill. In the late afternoon we reached Pottsville and ate our first supper of the trip. After a filling meal we changed to our old clothes and descended 1,249 feet into the Hammond Coal Mine, located on the Girard Estate. The following day we made a broadcast over station WKOK and were welcomed by the Sunbury High School band on the site of historical Fort Augusta. With great pleasure we traveled to Williamsport, Bellefont, State College, over the Tuscarora Mountains into Tyrone where we visited a well-remembered paper mill. We went through three tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and at Carlisle left the Super Highway to visit soon the Battlefield of Gettysburg—a battle which Dr. Melchoir described with every action made by the Blue and the Gray. Through special arrangements the Capitol Build¬ ing at Harrisburg was opened for us and we saw a painting of Stephen Girard in the House Chamber. Our fourth day passed quickly as we visited the Cornwall Iron Works and the Ephrata Cloisters. With great regret we once more entered the College under the fog of an afternoon and rounded the main circle stopping where we had started—in front of Founder’s Hall. 1943 [ 31 ] W t W WONDERING WHO WRS “SOLOi N G " ON SON Dfly-ff— HERE THE ?«f Symbols of Girard Symbol of the past, man builded thee With pillars bold and towering high To give us hope eternally. Undaunted by a war-fogged sky, Surrounded by the College wall, We hold the precious, Founder’s Hall. Symbol of the future, Qod molded thee With buds which opening a message bring And fill the earth, the sea, the air With the beauty and love of a coming Spring. When filled with happiness, I’ll not fail to see Qod’s touch from heaven, the Magnolia Tree. We shall remember their hallowed beauty Their rugged beauty still unmarred. These are the symbols we will cherish; These are symbols of our Qirard. 1943 fflnrintljian [331 Interior of Library The Armory fflnrintljian 31 mu ' [ 34 ] June ’43 Memories 1343 3hf fflonntl|tan THE MAIN ROAD LOOKING EAST THE LIBRARY ®br (Sormthian fair [ 36 ] June 1943 in Action June 43 Memories NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Sponsored by Dr. David Mcllhatten, the Girard Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools has inducted already seven members from the Class of June ’43; this of course is as we go to press. We congratulate others who will be inducted into the Society later on this term. Michael Dzurenda, Edward Dudlik, and Blair Thompson were elected to fill the positions of President, Vice-President, and Secretary respectively as we went into the home stretch in our S-2 term. In S-l, we were able to send a classmate along with three upper classmen to Olney High School, where our fellow " chapterites” aided in the founding of the Council of National Honor Societies of Philadelphia and Suburbs. At that meeting Blair Thompson was elected Vice-President of the Council. In connection with the above organization, Robert Dermott, James Cleaver, and Felix Piekarski were present at a meeting at which they agreed to hold a forum at Girard College for the cultural development of the members who might wish to attend. About one hundred and fifty persons were present when the meeting was held in our High School Auditorium on March 26, 1943; it proved to be a great success. Robert Dermott here represented us when he gave a well-organized speech on the Beveridge plan for postwar economic security. EXECUTIVE STAFF Leading the class in official capacities during our last term were President Dudlik, Vice-President Dzurenda, Secretary Opet, and Treasurer Thompson. Gene Opet deserves special recognition in view of the fact that he was unanimously elected during all four terms of the organized classes. To these fellows we say " Thank you. We feel proud in having such an outstanding executive staff.” Ably presiding over the Student Council we had President Jerry Stein doing a worthwhile job. Our committee members were Har Rosen on the Conference Committee and Ed Dudlik, Athletic Council representative. DRAMATIC CLUB A little Aedes mosquito has to be given credit for our class’ formal dramatic de¬ but. " Yellow Jack,” the story of the battle against yellow fever, gave Ken Amey, Jack Kearney, Harpo Girardi, Bob Dunn, Ken Johnson, Hal Freeman and Bailey Cleaver their start under Mr. Andrews. Ken Amey later distinguished himself in " Office Boy Wanted,” and he and Ken Johnson performed equally well as members of the " What Men Live By” cast. In our final term, S-2, under the leadership of President Amey and Vice-Presi¬ dent Pentz, " Harpo” Girardi, Bob Dunn, Jack Kearney, Ken Johnson, " Bear” Borowsky, Jack Shelley, Ed Greene and Hal Freeman made their contributions in E. P. Conkle’s story of the life of Abraham Lincoln, ”Prologue to Glory.” Ken Amey’s portrayal of the famed railsplitter was one of the most noteworthy in the entire history of the organization. A lighting expert, indeed, was Bailey Cleaver. His efficient handling of all the electrical features contributed largely to the success of the plays. 1943 QIlj? fflflrintfftan BAND AND ORCHESTRA When the first member of our class entered the training of our Instrumental Music Department, it was at once believed that the band and the orchestra led by members of June ’43 would be the best of all time. In all seriousness, though, the band and orchestra played a dominant role in our extra-curricular engagements. It was instrumental in creating leadership both musically and socially. Earl Gilmore, who captained the Band, and Mike King, Student Leader of the Orchestra, did splendid jobs in those capacities, but all credit goes to Mr. Frey. Mr. Pfouts, Mr. Morrison, and Mr. Binz, the men who taught the nineteen musicians of our class. PUBLICATIONS No one doubts that our class has added much to the literary efforts of our school. The Girard News and The Girard Magazine that members of our class have published have been to us far superior to those of the past. The many changes have been radical, but they have been for the good. Donald Lenox broke all precedents after he was elected editor of the News in S-l, and the year that he has held office has been most fortunate for our school. Jerry Stein and Jim Cleaver, as his Managing Editors, swayed many an important decision that resulted in an improvement for our paper. Johnson’s features have been the best in years. The art work of Morris and the photography of Nawalinski we ' re very valuable. Salem Kirban, News Editor on our journal, was also the wonderful editor of the much improved magazine. Lenox assisted him. Of course, none of these improve¬ ments could have been possible had it not been for Mr. Foust, sponsor of the News, and for Mr. MacGregor, sponsor of the Magazine, who gave endless, helpful advice. The interest that these men have shown in these publications is an indication of their loyalty to a great school, and we are proud of them as we are of our literary and journalistic classmates. BATTALION With our country engrossed in an all-out war, our class was proud to have a number of its members engaged in the teaching of military technique to the underclassmen. With discipline at a high level, and with a rising morale, the Battalion once again passed through a very successful term. Roy Pentz held the Captain Adjutant’s position while his colleague on the Staff was Lt. Quartermaster Rush, who also commanded the newly organized Military Police Unit. In the Companies, Bill Rine captained A company and Mike Dzurenda served as a Lieutenant in D company. Perhaps the most difficult job of all went to Captain Felix Piekarski, who handled the recruit training. This job required much patience and hard work and we congratulate " Vitch” on a job well done. Lts. Burns, Dunn, and Cleaver assisted him in this task. The Color Guard duties were taken care of by Sergeant-Major Ross, Ser¬ geant-Quartermaster Lyall, and Color-Sergeants Kenney and Dudlik. We’re not forgetting the honors that go to Lt. Col. Hamilton, also. [43 1 1943 ®ljr (Enrintljian Glee Club Our education and training in the with music. Under the direction of Dr. much to make us a little more appreciative of good music. Our class has contributed a fair number of budding Car¬ usos to this organization and they sang lustily dur¬ ing a most successful year. No one will forget And so, with the strains of I Hear Christmas Prayer echoing still within us, pressing our feelings for the Glee Club. " Hum” have been thoroughly seasoned Carey and Mr. Banks, the Glee Club did the participation of the Glee Club in the Sunday Chapel services, at the Christmas Concerts, or in other presentations. Much credit is due our student officers: Mike King, Jack Shelley, Frank Pipito, Blair Thompson. Along the Street and Good Night, and ;, the following seems appropriate in ex- I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs. —Walt Whitman (Cnrinthian [ 44 ] 3llUlP (Elu (Emiutbimt aiunr [46 j “PIGEON ' S EYE-VIEW OF THE COLLEGE’ ' Socials Although most classes experience their first contact with that " divine creation” at the J-l Dance, ours jumped the gun a little and had a date when we were only in the Seventh Grade. A group of our representatives met a group of Ellis College lassies on the field of battle in a quiz program. This started the ball rolling for a number of our classmates. When the J-l Dance did arrive, together with a bevy of beautiful girls, we endeavored to prove ourselves the sophisticated socialites we were. Of course there were many things about this dance we will never forget; one of these was the case of " Herbert Saylor.” Shortly after our next fling into the social world, the J-2 Dance, we lost our Household Member, Mr. Chester Sweigart, to the Army. This loss was rather keenly felt as Mr. Sweigart had played the part of Arthur Murray to our class. Zoot suits and hot jitterbug steps made their impressions on us, demonstrated by the exhibition of the " tap,” the " hop,” and the " St. Franny’s Special” given by talented classmates at the Senior Dances. Teas and houseparties found their ways into our education, and so did more trouble with House Members. This time it was Mr. Ned Stake, Mr. Sweigert ' s successor, who had to be replaced. Mr. Zarella was chosen to fill the vacancy, and happily, he has made it to the end. Others who played large roles in these events have our sincerest thanks. Miss Megilligan, who was our hostess, had much to do with the success of our " flings.” Dr. Melchior, whom we met first at the " Freshman Hop,” can never be forgotten. The Commencement Dance wrote a thrilling finis to our escapades on the dance floor as Girardians. May it and all the memories created at our gatherings before, our Paul Joneses, our punch bowl, our blind dates, Schmitty, and the Statue of Stephen Girard never grow dim in our hearts. Who ' s Who In June 1943 Most Popular Most Friendly Best Dancer Best Athlete Wittiest Will Be Married First Ed Dudlik Jim Kenney " Frotz” Brino Jack Shelley " Mike” King " Reds” Rush Best Musician Most Studious Happiest Best Dresser Best Politician Biggest Smile Talk ' Quietest " Eggy” Gilmore Bob Dermott Jay Morris " Foose” Laragy Bob Grawe " Jerry” Stein " Grin” Quinn Mike King Shortest " Shorty” Schwartz 1943 Shr (ttm inthUm High School Building StfF (Enriutbum aiunr [4SJ Heart of the Campus To the V-3 Class of June 1943 Dear Boys, You are leaving Girard College with the good wishes of all who have been associated with you. You are the last of the many Intermediate High School classes. These classes were set up in February 1913, in Building No. 5, now Banker Hall. When the new High School was occupied in 1916 the classes were moved to that building and when the Mechanical School was enlarged in 1925 class rooms were provided there. Mr. Clyde I. Martin was the teacher of the first class, so for thirty years has taught well and guided wisely the succeeding classes. Dr. William C. Dunlap be¬ came teacher of English in 1923, and for twenty years has contributed his instruc¬ tion and guidance. One of the happy features of Founder’s Days has been the re¬ turn of former I.H.S. boys who eagerly thronged to see their former teachers. As you go out, most of you soon to enter the armed services, and all of you, we hope, later to engage in employment, you carry the traditions of sixty previous I.H.S. classes who gave a very good account of themselves in meeting the respon¬ sibilities of earning a living and contributing to good citizenship. And I am sure that you will measure up to the standards of previous classes. May good fortune attend you and God be with you, dear boys. Sincerely yours, OWEN D. EVANS Superintendent of Mechanical School 1943 _(Slip (Surintliian [49| HUBERT BURKE (Hub) 3633 N. Broad St., Philadelphia Born: July 28, 1926 Course: foundry. Honors: President of Class, V-2; President of Class, V-3; Second Lieutenant in Battalion, V-2, V-3. “Hub " zoos llie most popular fcllozv in the class. He was a leader and a friend. His leadership has left indelible impress¬ ions on our minds. IVe ' ll never forget you, " Hub. " GUY THOMAS BOUSE (Gutty) 205 East Ave., Johnsonburg, Pa. Born: June 16, 1926 Course: Printing. Cutty zvas a very pleasant fellozv to have around. Those of us zvho knew him zvell, recall that he zvas frequently found m the more important offices. Yes, he took care of odd jobs, end he zvas a very handy fellow to have around especially zvlien false rumors were abroad. If “Gutty” said it wasn’t true, all doubts disappeared from our minds. JOHN CHARLES BRUSH (Johnny) 903 Woodlawn St., Scranton, Pa. Born: November 23, 1926 Course: Carpentry. Honors: Track. ’43. Johnny zvas one of our star inilers. He zvas an earnest worker and he strove constantly to do better. If he continues to per¬ sist in the years following his graduation, he zvill always show the cleats of his shoes to those with whom he competes. EDWARD BUNNELL (Eddie) Box 13, Chemung, New York Born: October 23, 1927 Course: Foundry. Eddie always had a smile for his friends and classmates. While riches may not come his way, his general manners will carry him far on the road to success. We’re pulling for you. Eddie. 3l«tiP ®1 tp (Cnrmthian ROBERT BURNS (Bob) 1318 N. Red field St., Philadelphia Born: November 1, 1926 Course: Steam Fitting. Honors: Vice-President of Class, ' -2; Vice-President of Class, V-3; First Sergeant in Battalion, V-3; Dramatic Club, V-3. Bob leas responsible for much of the success of our class. He didn ' t say much, but that which he said carried Weight. Who can ever forget his famous smile? It will linger long in our memories. CHARLES CLIFT (Chas) 2128 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia Born: July 22, 1927 Course Painting. “Chas ’ was one fellow who knexc the fine points about sports. We trust that the earnest spirit -which characterised his play will carry over into his life -work. If it does, success will be assured for him. PHILIP COTELLESSE (Phil) 6238 Hazel Ave., Philadelphia Born: November 27, 1926 Course: Carpentry. Honors: Student Council, V-3. Phi! teas well-liked by everybody whom he met. We class¬ mates will never forget his excellent reports on the meetings of the Student Council. If Phil has half a chance, he’ll reach the top somehow. VINCENT DEL ROSSI (Vince) 902 S. 12th St.. Philadelphia Born: April 13, 1926 Course: Printing. Honors: Secretary of Class, V-2; Corporal in Battalion, V-3. Vince always does everything well. He doesn’t talk much, but his actions speak louder than words. His persistence will carry him far when he has passed from the protective arm of good old Girard into the world outside. 1943 [511 Slip (Enrmtlnatt RUDOLPH D’EUSTACHIO (Rudy) 2013 Moore St., Philadelphia Born: July 25, 1926 Course: Applied Electricity. Honors: Band, 7-B to I. H. S.; Dramatic Club, V-2, V-3. Rudy is the man behind the scenes. He’s the felloiv who does most of the work and gets little of the credit. His de¬ pendability makes him the ideal worker. His classmates admire his many good qualities. ELMER ECKMAN (Ecks) 807 Swede St.. Norristown, Pa. Born: June 26, 1926 Course: Machine Trade. iM Honors: Dramatic Club, ’43; Corporal of Color Guard, ’43. IC ifi Ecks doesn t know about cars isn ' t worth knowing. There will be lots of opportunities for him to succeed in life. Croivds seem to hold an attraction for him. Whenever people assemble, he is always in the middle of them. PASQUALE FRANK FREDA (Fred) South Walnut St., Slatington. Pa. Born: October 7, 1926 Course: Carpentry. Fred is one of the jo!liest fellows in the class. We’re sure he will lead a happy life if he has the opportunity He pos¬ sesses the unusual ability to laugh off trouble. WILLIAM VINCENT GARGANO (Bill) 710 Earp St., Philadelphia Born: January 30, 1927 Course: Applied Electricity. Honors: Band, 7-B to 1-1; Corporal in Battalion, V-3. Bill is one who sticks to the job. Whenever he undertakes to do a thing, lie can be counted on to do it promptly. This characteristic, together with his genial personality, should carry him far on the road to success. 3fmtp 0% (Enrintbian CHARLES GUNDERMAN (Guns) 888 Queen St.. Pottstown, Pa. Born: February 4, 1925 Course: Pipe Fitting. Honors: Treasurer of Class. V-3; Sergeant in Battalion, V-3. " Guns " was one of the ivitticst fellows in the class. His care¬ free manner and humorous expressions hate expelled many gloomy moments in the lives of his classmates. RUSSELL KENNETH LINEBAUGH (Russ) S4 N. 17th St., Harrisburg, Pa. Born: January 15. 1927 Course: Printing. Russ undoubtedly had the broadest smile in the class. No class would be complete without a pal of this sort. While he teas very conscientious in all his efforts, his cheerful manner was always present. DAVID CAMPBELL McDONALD (Dave) 3636 N. Darien St., Philadelphia Born: April 14, 1927 Course: Carpentry. Dave zcas one of the smallest felloios in our class. He doesn ' t talk often, but when he does he says something worth while. PAUL HENRY MEISENBACH (Paul) 129 N. 6th St., Columbia. Pa. Born: January 1, 1927 Foundry. l Battalion, V-2. V-3; Swimming, ’40, ’41, Paul became a member of the swimming team at a very early age. He was one of the best divers that the “Hum” has ever produced. If he looks upon life as if it zvere fust another dive, he simply cannot lose. 1943 (Eminthtan THOMAS MOONEY (Tom) 3609 N. 16th St., Philadelphia Born: August 6, 1926 Course: Pattern Making. Tom is an expert pattern maker. The Navy will be lucky if it succeeds in landing his services. Here’s a fellow who has our sincerest admiration. WILLIAM O’BRIEN (Oge) 1209 Fedral St., Philadelphia Born : March 26, 1927 Course: Foundry. Oge should be able to enjoy life. He was always ready to laugh, even at his own expense. Yes, he was always the life of the crowd and he was found in the center of it. " Oge” is the joker of the class. JOSEPH MICHAEL O’DONNELL (Oge) 325 N. 34th St., Philadelphia Born: July 14, 1926 Course: Machine Trade. “Oge” was a humorous chap. When you zvent to him with your troubles, you zvere bound to come back smiling. He himself had a smile from ear to ear, but when it zvas time for him to get dozen to zvork, " Oge” zvas not found wanting. SALVATORE PANTALONE (Sam) 722 Christian St., Philadelphia Born: June 20, 1926 Course: Pattern Making. Honors: Vice-President of Class, F.. I.; Second Prize in Single Competitive Drill, V-2; Conference Committee, V-3; Dram¬ atic Club. V-3; Sergeant in Battalion, V-3. Sam zvas just one of the boys. lie serz ' ed as our Conference Committee member, and lie did a fine job of it. He has the rare faculty of making friends. 3Junr a In- (L ' nrtuthuut [ 54 ] JAMES QUIGLEY (Doc) 1331 Hobart St., Philadelphia Born: January 30, 1926 Course: Carpentry. Honors: Secretary of Class. V-3; Secretary of Naturalist Club. -3. " Doc” zvas like an elder brother to the boys of our class He was a friend to everyone. That spirit endeared him to all of ns. Some day. zee hope, he’ll become a skilled physician HERMAN JACOB VADERS (Hcrm) 2342 Ripley St., Philadelphia Born: January 21, 1927 Course: Applied Electricity. li hi e “Herm was not. perhaps, the outstanding member of our class, we all realise that he was a valuable member of it li e cherish the thought that zee have had the privilege of being friends of Ins. Let ' s hope that this friendship will ' grow with the years. JOSEPH HUGH YOUNG (Joe) 226 Godfrey Ave., Phladelphia Born: November 5, 1927 Course: Pattern Making. Honors: Orchesrta. 7-B to I. H. S.; Supply Sergeant in Bat¬ talion, V-3. Joe was the quiz-kid of V-3. He icas forever asking ques¬ tions. We’ve never inquired, but we surmise that it’s a profit¬ able practice — one. we hope, he zvill always possess. Acknowledgment As you leaf through this collection of our memories, be reminded of those who did the line work and lay-outs. The staff, on behalf of the Class, wishes to thank Mr. William C. Eldridge, Mr. M. Arnold Daffin and the boys in the Print Shop for their cooperation and attention to detail. 1943 [ 55 ] (Unrtnifjtan FAREWELL SONG Henry Hanby Hay Martial GIRARD COLLEGE teen hun - dred look - ing shall miss the dai - ly teen hun - dred look - ing e’Becket-Banks to - ry at ball; low, fol - low hard, We have run our Miss the gay par Fight the game, in mar - a - thon From child to grow - ing man. • ade, and miss Class - mates most of all. crease her fame, Good - bye to old Gir - ard. Refrain Quiet and tenderly Fare-well! Fare-well! Dear tcm-ple on the hill; We’ll not for - get you Till our hearts be still. Melody in Bass. ”
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