Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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■% I J ®Iti ' (!lnriiitil|aii Girard College Philadelphia, Pa. y “Mr, Jefferson ' s scholars will be useful to odorn the world of letters, Mr. Girard ' s, the Republic itself. " —Doily Advertiser CORINTHIAN STAFF Editor-in-Chief ROBERT P. DONOVAN Associate Editors CHARLES WEISS ALBERT LEWIS JAY M. RASKIN RICHARD R. SEIBERLICH CONTENTS Page To the Hosts ond Hostesses.4 Allen Hall.5 The Foculty .6 To the President.7 To Miss North, Mr Heck, and Dr. Hoskell-8 Principal ' s Message.9 Stephen Girard . ' 0 Letter to our Founder.11 Class Administration.12 The Class. -21 The Class of January 1947.28-29 The Closs.30 The Library ond the High School.31 Who ' s Who in Jon ' 47.32 Ensemble No. 1.33 Athletics .34-35 Con You Imogine.36 The Armory ond Founder ' s Hall.37 Cartoon PQge- " Recognition " .38 Cartoon PQge- " Our Person-ollen-ties " .39 Socials. Ensemble No. 2. Orgonizotions. 9 Closs Will.50 Ensemble No. 3.51 Compus Looking Eost.52 Air View of Girard College.53 Forewell Song.54 Interior of Chopel.55 Verse.56 Photography Editor CHARLES F. KAUFFMAN Art Editors ALESSIO CARESTIO DONALD GIBBONS Cover Design by DANTE BATTISTINI JANUARY 1947 TODAY So here hath been downing Another new day; Think wilt thou let it Slip useless owoy.i’ Out of eternity This new Day is born; Info Eternity, At night will return. Behold it aforetime No e e ever did: So soon it forever From oil eyes is hid. Here hath been dawning Another blue Day: Think, wilt thou let it Slip useless owoy? —T. Corlyle fflonntl tatt January [ 2 ] THE CLASS OF JANUARY 1947 takes great pleasure in dedicating THE CORINTHIAN lo iHr. Bjcintps JB. Instructor in Commercial Subjects His friendly and sincere manner, and his devotion to the College and the task at hand have won our admiration and affection. " None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise. " Qlnrintl tan [ 3 ] January z Ti and ;4fr %cciCiUoK TO MISS HELEN C. BOYD MR. JOHN A. LANDER MRS. MURIEL M. BOLLINGER MR. G. CURTIS PRITCHARD and MISS BARBARA BAHR whose guidance and encouragement helped us solve many problems and endowed us with the social poise so necessary for success. 1947 [ 4 ] filnrintlitan ;4Uett Mr. and Mrs. " Z " and Mr. White " Allen " —Our Last Home Undoubtedly the event most anticipated when the S-2 term approaches, and with good reason, is living in Allen Hall. It was here that the finishing touches were applied to our training for life outside these walls. Indeed, life in Allen was most enjoyable. We shall never forget the many pleasant hours spent with our roommates and classmates, and the numerous times Mr. and Mrs. Z. or Mr. White invited us in for a little evening snack and a pleasing chat. Nor shall we forget the numerous social activities, the house parties and teas. Most of all we shall always cherish the " one big happy family " attitude of our last home in Girard. For some years we felt a social lag in the College. This situation was especially well met in Allen, which proved to be one of the major stepping stones in our social education. To Mr. and Mrs. Z., and to Mr. White we wish to extend our thanks and sincere appreciation of their guidance and advice in this art, and also for making our last five months at Girard so pleasant. Life in Allen was unique. In the future, whenever we recall the pleasures and experiences of " Hum " life, our sojourn in this building will certainly be recalled with deepest pleasure. As we look back through the years, we know we shall have only one regret; that we spent but one term in Allen Hall. 1947 fflnritttliian PRESIDENT MERLE M. ODGERS TVitA of the President of Girard College whose leadership during our stay at Girard has been inspiring. His faults, if any, are unknown to us. We shall always think of him as a true friend and o fine example of the gentleman. F MR. J. HOLLAND HECK, responsible for the excellent photog¬ raphy. His cooperative and efficient work has aided us tremendously. The Editors of THE CORINTHIAN wish to express appreciation to the following contributors MISS RUTH NORTH for her expert advice on the art work in this publication. DR. RAYMOND I. HASKELL, faculty sponsor of THE CORINTHIAN, for his suggestions and keen foresight. It has been a pleasure and a fruitful experience to work with so friendly and so accomplished a person. I am writing this letter to you in my classroom with half of you before me reading The American Observer. As I look at you, I am pleased with your general appearance of neatness. Some of you need a haircut, but you have assured me that the matter will be taken care of before we leave for Washington on Thursday. As you read, you indicate an attitude of real in¬ terest. You are reading—just then one boy did yawn — an article entitled, " Major Issues Face Congress. " Within a few days get a glimpse of the machinery by which our Government is run. The issues about which you are reading are indeed genuine. You will carry back from Washington a sense of the relationship between issues and the men who try to resolve them. You will see Mr. Taft,, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Wherry, and both Mr. Myers and Mr. Martin from our own Commonwealth, in the Senate. In the House of Representatives you will see, among others, Mr. Rayburn, Mr. Martin, Mr. Knutsan, Mr. Rankin, and Mr. Bloom. You will think of these men in relation to matters of finance, housing, social security, controls, national planning, etc. You will eventually realize that these men are determining policies that will affect your lives very definitely. Only a short time now until you yourselves will help to decide at the polls who your leaders shall be. Truly you do need to know and understand the issues as well as something of the men who ask for your vote. You will come back from Washington after three days with a broadened vision, and you will reevaluate the College in terms of the background its classroom instruc¬ tion has given you, the home care you have had, the meals that have been provided, and the attention that has been given to your physical well-being. Pending examina¬ tions will absorb your attention, and before you know it Commencement Day will be upon you. On your own! Release! Freedom! How marvelous the words sound! And then you will go home—home with the responsibilities to that home, to mother, to other members of the family. You will face problems from which you have largely been shielded. Life after all isn ' t quite so carefree as you thought. You can ' t do just as you please as you thought you could. And you can ' t sit around home doing nothing very long. College? A job? If so, what job? The military service? My, my, it isn ' t any wonder that so many boys say, " Oh, if only I could go back there! " But we don ' t want you back here; we don ' t want you to want to come back. We ' ve tried to prepare you to meet life and its problems with a strong body, a trained mind, a firm foundatian in character, confidence in yourself, faith in others, respect for authority, loyalty to your Commonwealth, and a love for humanity. With that equipment you should be restless in your desire to prove your worth to your home, to yourself, and to society. God bless you, young men, on your great adventure, and may you continue after all to have a nostalgic desire to come back to Girard—not to stay here, but to tread again the walks and floors that each year become more hallowed in fond memory of the days of your youth. Affectionately, D. MONTFORT MELCHIOR DR. MELCHIOR you will see Congress in session. You will " ... a far nobler and wiser ambition to benefit mankind than ever animated the most devoted follower of the world ' s applause. " —Nicholas Biddle, Esq. 1947 [ 10 ] Marty McDowell is an unskilled laborer orphaned at the age of five by his father ' s death. No one ever refers to him as Martin, for his bearing and manner do not merit such respect. Each day he sets out for the mill without giving proper attention to his attire. The word soap holds little meaning for Marty. On entering the factory, he goes about his menial tasks barely noticed by his fellow employees. All day long he makes a pretense at work, languidly sweeping the filthy basement for dirt. When at last the evening whistle signifying the end of his day ' s labor is heard, Marty shuffles indifferently out of the stuffy lavatories and makes his way along the dismal, rubbish¬ laden alleys toward his sordid tenement. With no interests in life outside of dissipation, Marty lives for nothing but to fill his stomach with coarse food and alcohol. He loathes work, is incapable of enjoying the arts, has no incentive to learn, and continues to be day after day a man without purpose, without satisfaction, and wtihout life. Martin McDowell is a successful man who at the age of five was orphaned by the death of his father; he then received his training at the school known as Girard College. He does not possess great sums of money, yet he is extremely wealthy. He is wealthy in those enduring riches unknown to the mundane Marty. While not yet at the top of his chosen profession, Martin is still a young man with great possibilities. He is the head of a loving family whose devotion to him is enduring and true. Whatever he attains in worldly goods he attains honestly and with the intention of benefiting his children. A wife carefully selected from a throng of available young women helps him with inspiration and hard work. Martin is not stiff and totally reserved at all times. His wide circle of devoted friends affectionately know him as " Marty " ; they would go to great extremes to prove their true friendship to a loyal companion. Martin does not live simply for earning a living. After office hours he enjoys good literature, classical music, all forms of art, mild athletics, and social gatherings of unlimited varieties. With a staunch religious belief, enthusiastic interest in his life ' s work, willingness to serve others, a happy home, the ability to enjoy the good things of life, and an unwavering purpose in life, Martin McDowell exemplifies the happiest of men. And now fifty-seven potential Martin McDowells are about to grapple permanently with life outside these protecting walls. No one can say how many of them might have been Marties had not the protective wing of Stephen Girard spread out to shelter them from the storm of society ' s foibles. By them I mean the Class of January 1947. We are intensely aware, however, of the infinite difference between Marty and Martin. We realize fully the value of Mr. Girard ' s goodness, and we humbly thank him for Girard College and all that it symbolizes. May we go forth to multiply a thousandfold through our children and our deeds among others of God ' s people the marvelous heritage he has extended to mankind. C!l0nntl|tan [ 11 ] January CLASS ADMINISTRATION J-i Bernard McDowell Edward Whitcraft Robert MacKenzie Carmen Buccieri S-1 Peter Cardamone Rudolf Panaro Alessio Carestio Robert Donovan President Vice-President Secretary . Treasurer President . Vice-President .. Secretary .... Treasurer J-2 Albert Lewis Domenic Arcari Donald Gibbons Donato Rufo S-2 Bernard McDowell Peter Cardamone Robert Donovan Carmen Buccieri NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY President Vice-President Secretary . Rudolf Panaro Bernard McDowell Charles Weiss President. Treasurer STUDENT COUNCIL Pasquale Longo Bernard McDowell CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Rudolf Panaro ATHLETIC COUNCIL Robert Rowe fflonntl|tan [ 12 ] January (Tbr Class nf Hjauuaru 1947 " When you get to know o fellow, Know his every mood and whim, You begin to find the texture Of the splendid side of him. " —Henry C. Link. 1947 [ 13 ] Glbr (Cnrintliian BERNARD JAMES McDOWELL (Bernie) President 524 N. 52nd Street, Philadelphia Born: Jonuary 14, 1930 Course: Regular and Vocational Chemistry Honors: Student Council, J-1, S-1, S-2; Vice-president, S-1, S-2; Nat¬ ional Honor Society, j-2 to S-2; Vice-President, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 45; Lieutenant in Bottalion, ' 46; Track, ' 45, ' 46; Henry Kraemer Chem¬ istry Prize, First, S-2; " Girard News " Staff, S-2; Conference Com¬ mittee, S-1; Contributing editor, " Girard Mogazine " ; Activities Night, ' 44; Foreign Policy Associotion, J -2 to S-2. Bernie was one who might be considered the ideal " Hummer. " It was his perseverance that helped him do so well in everything, especially in track. Though somewhat reserved, his willingness and desire to help everyone, combined with a quick, satirical wit, made him a well-liked member of the class. Above all, he possessed a certain magnetic some¬ thing in personolity which compelled everyone to like him. In selecting Bernie os our lost president, we reolize that we have chosen the finest, most capoble leader in our doss. Dear Classmates, Well, fellows, this is " it! " Our ten years of anticipation have sud¬ denly melted into heortbreoking reality. For those ten yeors, which will be among the best years of our lives, we hove been molding the patterns of our personalities ond characters. Our aides in this molding process, the persevering and loyal teachers of Girard, will never fully realize our grotitude for their services. Eoch day of the future will bring new evidences of what they have done for us. Our indebtedness to Girard is beyond adequate expression. Let our actions in the future speak for us in such a woy that we shall be worthy of the name " Sons of Girard. " In parting tribute to Girard may I say that no one reolizes more than we that " home is where the heart is. " Classmates will be missed most of all. Never forget the well stoted precept of Shakespeare, which is so well understood by Girordions: ' The friends thou hast and their adoption tried. Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. " Our attachment to each other is beyond the reach of tangible evaluotion; it will live in our minds and souls forever. So long, fellows ' Porting silence is understood by all of us, but in closing moy I epxress my hope that all of your ambitions, which you are well prepored to realize, moy mature with the fullest measure of success. Sincerely, Bernie McDowell [ 14 ] January PETER CARDAMONE (Pete) Vice-President 102 Eost Walnut Lone, Germantown, Philadelphia Born; October 11, 1928 Course: Generol and Mochine Shop Honors: Bond, 7-A to S-2; Corporal in Band, S-2; Student Council, 2-2, J-2; Baseball, ' 46; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Bosketball, ' 45; Swing Band, S-l, S-2; President af Class, S-l; Vice-President of Class, S-2; Activi¬ ties Night, ' 46; Basketball, ' 46. Pete ' s worth omong us wos cleorly shown when he was chosen Vice- President. It wos hard to put a soccer post him in the goal box, ond it is equally hard to forget him os a friend, ROBERT P. DONOVAN (Peorheadi Secretary 811 Noble Street, Norristown, Pa, Born; September 3, 1930 Course; Regular and Mechonical Drawing Honors; Girard Magazine Staff, S-l, S-2; Assistont Business Man- oger Girord News, S-2; Editor-in-chief Corinthian; Activities Night, ' 44; Member Foreign Policy Group, ' 45- ' 46; Nationol Honor Society, S-l, S-2; Class Treasurer, S-l; Closs Secretary, S-2; Band, 1-2 to S-2; Sergeont in Band, S-2, Orchestra, S-2; Dramatic Club, J-1 to S-2; Cose: " Nicholas Nickleby, " " The Inspector Generol, " " Adventures of Pickwick, " Activities Night, ' 46. One of the youngest in our class. Bob wos by no means inactive. He wos not only top mon in mothematics but also a lender in literary clubs. Becouse he grinningly tolerated our ployful jests. Bob and memories of him hove an everlosting grip on the tenderest ports of our hearts.. CARMEN A. BUCCIERI (Zeke) Treasurer 705 Eorp Street, Philadelphia Born: June 5, 1929 Course: Regulor and Mechonical Drawing Honors: Firing squod, ' 46; First Lieutenant in Bottalion, S-2; Lieu- tenont in Recruits, S-2; Treasurer of Class, S-l ond S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. " Zeke, " with his big smile and heort, is an indispensable port of our class. He displayed unusual leadership both os our class treasurer and os a lieutenont In the battalion. We ' re glad to toast a swell classmate. JOHN A. ZURZOLA IJohnnyl 2127 S. 8th Street, Philodelphio Born: Febuary 25, 1929 Course: Regulor and Electricity Honors: Swimming, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Conference Committee, J-1, S-l; Dramatic Club, J-1 to S-2; Drum Major of Senior Band, J-1 to S-2; Senior Life Soving Certificote; Glee Club, S-2; Co-CaptaIn Swimming Team, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46 Cost: " Adventures of Pickwick. " It ' s hard to remember q time when Johnny wasn ' t splashing away for the Girord " natotors. " We will remember him mostly,though, because of the worm smile and geniol personality with which he was able to contribute so much to making our closs socials successful. 1947 DOMENIC J. ARCARI (Itch) 841 Eorp Street, Philadelphia Born; March 2, 1929 Course: Regular ond Stenography Honors: Senior Band, 1-2 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-1, S-2; Swing Band, S-1, S-2; Glee Club, J-2, S-1; Penmanship Prize, 2-2; Soccer, ' 46, Basketball, ' 46. As long as we can remember " Itch, " he has been delivering the goods. Not many excelled him on the athletic field. One of the most oggres- sive in our doss, " Itch " has acquired the knack of getting ahead without trampling the other fellow. DANTE AURELIO BATTISTINI IBotts) 1423 N. 62nd Street, Philadelphia Born: June 3, 1929 Course: Regular and Mechanical Drowing Honors: Band; 7A to S-2; Sergeont in Bond, S-2; Orchestra, S-1 to S-2, Glee Club, S-2; Girard News, S-1 to S-2; Sports Editor, S-2; Art Editor of Corinthion; Hormony Club, S-2; Cheer Leoder, S-2; Scenery, " The Inspector CSeneral " ; Activities Night, ' 46; Bosketboll, ' 46- ' 47. " Batts " is literally running over with artistic talent, as his work on our " Corinthian " cover will prove. Allen Hall will probobly be a lot quieter without the echoes of his contagious laughter. JOSEPH BLACKTON iBIockie) 1001 Jeter Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. Born: April 10, 1929 Course: Regulor ond Machine Shop Honors: Sergeont in Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46; Soccer, ' 46. In " Blackie " we found a friend who was eager for all-round improve¬ ment. His love for animals is the same as his love for his classmates. His friendly face and persevering spirit hove made permanent impress¬ ions on our hearts. HENRY CHARLES BUCKWALD (Buck) 6016 Walker Street, Philadelphia Born: November 18, 1929 Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Band, 2-2 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, 5-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Magazine Staff, S-1; Harmony Club, S-1 to S-2; Activities Night, ' 44 and ' 46. If early aptitude is a sign of success, " Buck " is well prepared. Not only a scholar, " Buck " is a pesudo radio technician and a good musicion. Never can we forget the picture of " Buck " scurrying busily about in his constructive work. January [ 16 ] DOMENIC CARDELLI (Lil) 2423 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia Born; March 13, 1929 Course; General and Machine Shop Honors; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Manager of Swing Bond, S-1, S-2. To do o job well is " Lil ' s " greatest joy. The great pride he takes in his work at the machine shop is indicative of a diligent spirit and a coop¬ erative attitude. While " Lil " may not be a born leader, he knows how to choose a good leader, and, better still, he is one of the most loyal followers in the group. ALESSIO CARESTIO (Molei 723 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia Born; December 15, 1928 Course; General and Mechanicol Drawing Honors; Echelon Platoon, ' 43, ' 44; Lieutenant in Recruits, J-2; Cap¬ tain in Bottohon, S-2; Secretory of Class, S-1; Soccer, ' 46; Art Staff of Corinthian, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46; Soccer, ' 46. Having to soy farewell to classmotes like Al is the sod port of gradu¬ ation. His likable, natural ways won him friends everywhere he went. Also a good leader, Al did a commendable job of captaining Company D this past term. DANIEL PHILIP COCHETTI (CoachI 1133 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia Born; March 31, 1929 Course; Regular and Auto Shop, J-1 to J-2, Music S-1, S-2 Honors; Band, 7B to S-2; Captain Junior Bond, 7A; Orchestra, S-1, S-2; Glee Club, S-2; Dramatic Club, J-1, J-2; Swing Band, J-2, S-2; Captain of Senior Bond, S-2. " Coach, " though rather reserved, was a popular member of the class. His outstanding musical ability commanded our respect. " Cooch " never found it necessary to talk excessively; his outstanding qualities spoke for themselves. JOSEPH WILLIAM DAVIDSON (Dove) 2328 Arunah Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Born; July 14, 1928 Course; General and Carpentry Honors; Echelon Plotoon, ' 44, ' 46; Candy Trade, ' 44 to ' 46; Manager of Candy Trade, ' 45- ' 46; Soccer Squad, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46; Basketball, ' 46- ' 47. " Dave ' s " fronk, boyish monner, accompanied with occasional boister- ausness, made him a very pleosant associate. His skilled hands prove that he is a capable carpenter. 1947 [ 1 ] fflnrintl ian ROBERT CARMEN DE MAYO (Lou) 1422 Porter Street, Philadelphia Born: July 16, 1929 Course: General and Sheet Metal Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46. For 0 neatly dressed, friendly componion, we turn to Lou. As he is a devoted Hollywood enthusiast, we know well the value of his suggestions on any performance. His confiding manner always mokes us feel free in a conversation. JOHN ANTHONY Dl CIURCIO ICurch) 728 Me Kean Street, Philadelphia Born: January 3, 1930 Course: Regular and Sheet Metal Honors: Band, 1-1 to S-2; Orchestra, S-1, S-2; Student Leader of Or¬ chestra, S-2; Swing Band, J-2 to S-2; Lieutenant in Bond, S-2; Dramat¬ ic Club, J-1 to S-2; Cost: " The Would Be Gentleman, " " The Inspector General, " " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; President of Dramatic Club, S-2; National Honor Society, S-1, S-2; Glee Club, S-1, S-2; Cheer Leader, S-2. In " Curch " we have discovered the ability to be both carefree and con¬ scientious. His adapted nature enables him to seem at once debonair and executive. From his list of honors one reodily gathers how much " Curch " has been in demand. ROBERT C. DICKEY (Dyke) 312 High Street, Easton, Pa. Born: February 9, 1929 Course: General and Patternmaking Honors: Glee Club, S-1, S-2; Sergeant Quartermaster in Battalion; Candy Trade, J-1, J-2, S-1; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Gym, ' 44; Senior Life Sav¬ ing Certificate; Activities Night, ' 46. Whether the joke was on him or someone else, " Dyke " was always ready to join in. His glimmering smile and cheerful disposition ore sure to help him attain a good position in the world. DOUGLAS DIFFENDERFER (Diff) R. D. No. 1, Box 66, Pottstown, Pa. Born: August 3, 1929 Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Senior Band, 2-1 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-1 to S-2; Swing Band, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; President of Glee Club; Secretary Student Council, J-2; Track, ' 46; Athletic- Council, S-1; Soccer, ' 46; Bosketball, ' 46- ' 47; All-Scholastic Soccer Team, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46. " Diff " pursued many subjects with authority. When there was a ques¬ tion of motor vehicles or any other modern mechanism, " Diff ' s " word wos low. In addition to his mechanical aptitude, " Diff ' s " native ability included a flare for music and athletics. His stay at Girord is charac¬ terized by growth and production. C!Iorttttl|ian January [ 18 ] JAMES DRISCOLL (Jim) 2518 W. Firth Street, Philadelphia Born: January 17, 1930 Course; Regular and Electricity Honors: Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2; Assistant Concertmaster, S-1; Con- certmaster, S-2; Glee Club, S-2; Activities Night, ' 44, ' 46, A friend to all, Jim presented a familiar figure as he efficiently re¬ paired electrical apparatus around the campus. An equally accom¬ plished violiinist, Jim has the right theory of life; he always gives his best. ALFONSO DURANTE (Al) 4713 Edmund Street, Philodelphia Born; September 1, 1928 Course; General and Sheet Metal Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-1; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Lieutenont in Battalion, J-2, S-1; Cadet Major in Battalion, S-2; Baseball, ' 46; Bosketboll, ' 45, ' 46; Harmony Club; Athletic Council, S-1; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Swing Bond, J-2, S-1; Activities Night, ' 46; Bosketboll, ' 46. " Casanova Snoz " and his daily morning letters were a regular occurrence in the dining room. He has a way of winning the girls, and he olso has a way of winning our admiration for his versatility. HARRY T. EVANS (Spike) 2924 N. Rorer Street, Philadelphia Born: October 28, 1929 Course: Regular and Machine Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Joseph Simcock Prize, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. Being able to say the right thing at the right time made " Spike " one of the wittiest members of the class. " Spike " is also on accomplished gymnast; his flawless performances on the apparatus have been a pleasure to watch. ALBERT F. FAUSTINO (Fuzz) 5730 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia Born: August 30, 1929 Course; Regular ond Stenography Always ready with a smile, " Fuss " gained many confidants. His quick wit and friendly manner are two main bulwarks in fine character.- With these and many other fine traits, " Fuzz " can obtain nothing but success. 1947 [ 19 ] fflnrintliian JAMES P. FINNEGAN (Jim) Le Boutillier Road, Paoli, Pa. Born: April 23, 1929 Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Bond, 7-B to S-2; Orchestra, 7-A to S-2, Glee Club, S-2; Dra¬ matic Club, J-1 to S-2; Sergeant in Band, S-2; Cast; " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick. " Jim ' s glowing countenance wos a familiar sight in Allen A first-class bassoon player, Jimmy has the ability to go for on the rood to success in music. JOSEPH FRANCIS (Joe) 5443 Oakland Street, Philadelphia Born; September 29, 1929 Course: Regular and Auto Shop Honors; Band, 7-A to 2-2; Firing Squad, ' 46; First Lieutenant in Bat¬ talion, S-l and S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. No matter how serious or dull the situation, Joe never failed to see the amusing angles of a predicament. Not only would he enliven the atmosphere but he would olso gain admirers. He could toke a blow and come back fighting. DONALD GIBBONS (Gib) R. D. No. 1, Foctoryville, Lake Winola, Pa. Born: October 24, 1929 Course; Regular and Clerical Honors: Lieutenant in Battalion; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Manager of Soccer; Candy Trade, ' 45, ' 46; Dramatic Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: " Nicholas Nickleby, " Secretary of Class, J-2; Student Council, 2-2. No one individual has done more to raise the standards of his class¬ mates than has " Gib " . Unflinchingly frank, he directly pointed out our shortcomings, regardless of public censure. We ore indebted to " Gib " for his selflessness and unhesitating service. DONALD GIBSON (Gib) 5739 North Lambert Street, Philadelphia Born; December 1, 1928 Course; Regular and Clerical Honors: Color Trade, ' 45; Activities Night, ' 46. To " Gib " life is just a bowl of apple sauce—soft and easygoing. His carefree mood has helped many times to bring fellows from their mo¬ ments of despoir. He was one of the valuable assets in the morale of our doss. Ol0rtntl|tan [ 20 ] January DONALD WARREN HEINEY (Moose) 2023 Grove Avenue, Allentown, Pa, Born: July 6, 1929 Course: Regular and Vocational Chemistry Honors: Senior Life Saving Certificate; Girard Magazine, S-1 to S-2; Mgr. Swimming, 1946; Swimming Squad, 1945 ta 1946. " Moose, " with his pseudo-ideas and " corny " jokes, will olwoys be re¬ membered by all that knew him. An exceptionally fine chemist. We expect to heor a lot about our prodigy and his discoveries. JOSEPH H. HEINZ Jr. (Joe) 1523 Dyre Street, Philadelphia Born: July 23, 1929 Course: Regular ond Mechanical Drawing Honors: Lieutenant in Battalion, ' 46. Slowly but surely accomplishing things was Joe ' s way of progressing. Although the spotlight was rarely upon him, we knew that he was always busy, striving for his ultimate goal. CLIFFORD KALINOWSKI (Kail 1015 East Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia Born: July 3, 1928 Course: General and Electrical Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Athletic Council, S-1; Lieutenant in Battalian, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. Cliff was one of the unsung heroes on our list of athletes. Being physically restricted, he was kept off the varsities. Since he was chosen the " typical Hummer " of our class, there is naturally a place reserved for Cliff on everyone ' s list of swell fellows. CHARLES F. KAUFFMAN (Charlie) 3814 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pa. Born: April 8, 1929 Course: Regulor and Stenography Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Harmony Club, S-1; Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46; Assistant Manager Baseball, ' 43, ' 44, ' 45; Manager, ' 46; Sec¬ ond Prize, How to Help the War Effort, 2-2; Girard Magazine, S-1, S-2; Photographer, Corinthian; Activities Night, ' 46. As evidenced by his wide variety of honors, Pete has been an all-round contributor to class prestige. It may be said of him that he never tried to moke things too eosy for himself. Whether marching, singing, writ¬ ing, or monaging, Pete always performed in the interests of Girard and the class. 1947 [ 21 ] JAMES JOSEPH KELLER (Jim) 4 Cross Keys Place, Donville, Po. Born: October 28, 1929 Course: Regular and Electric Shop Honors: Battolion quartermaster, 2-1 toJ-2; Dromatic Club, J-1 toS-2; Foreign Policy Associotion; " Girard Magazine " Staff, S-2; Activities Night, ' 44. Jim had an excellent knowledge of international affairs and also an appreciation of good music. Combined with these, Jim knows how to evaluate the good ond the bad ond do some independent thinking, JOSEPH CYRIL LAZUR (Joe) 356 E. Keifer Avenue, Hazleton, Pa. Born: April 12, 1929 Course: General and Printing Honors: Soccer, ' 45, ' 46, Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Track, ' 46; Ech¬ elon Platoon, ' 46; Guidon in Battalion, S-2; Assistant Business Man¬ ager, Girard News, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. Joe is undoubtedly one of the best athletes in our closs. His booming kicks on the soccer field and tricky floorwork on the basketball court did much to aid our teom ' s success. Joe is olso much interested in print¬ ing, and he is contemplating a bright future for himself in this field. ALBERT LEWIS (Al) 445 E. Wolnut Street, Hazleton, Po. Born: June 6, 1929 Course: Regular and Stenography Honors; President of Class, J -2; Bond, 2-2 to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Sec¬ retary of Athletic Council, S-1; Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Corinthian Staff; Girard Magozine, S-1 to S-2; Activities Night, ' 44; Nationol Honor Society, S-2. Al, in his own modest woy, was one of the leaders of the class. His perseverance, athletic ability, and sincerity gained the respect of everyone. We will always remember Al as a sympathetic friend who was never too busy to help the other fellow. PASQUALE JOSEPH LONGO (Pat) 703 Mifflin Street, Philadelphio Born: August 26, 1929 Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Member of Student Council, S-I, S-2; Student Council Pres¬ ident, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Secretary of Glee Club, S-2; Dram¬ atic Club, J-2, S-1; Swing Band, 2-1 to S-2; Leader of Swing Band, S-1, S-2; Band, 7A to S-2; 1st Sergeant in Bond, S-2; Orchestra, 2-1 to S-2; Secretary of Student Council, S-1; Member of French School Com¬ mittee; Activities Night, ' 44, ' 46. When we think of " Pat " , we think of a person who always considered the other fellow before himself. Modest, though by no means taciturn, " Pat " possessed many desirable traits which made him a valued classmate. 01nrtntl|tan January [ 22 ] MARVIN LUTZNER (Marv) 1427 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia Born: November 26, 1930 Course: Regulor and Chemistry Honors: Girord Mogozine Staff, S-1, S-2, Girard News Stoff, J-2 to S-2; Monoging Editor Girord News, S-2; Bond, 1-1 to S-2; 2nd Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, S-1, S-2; Glee Club, S-2, Hormony Club, S-2; Notional Honor Society, S-1, S-2, " Marv " was one of the more scholarly among us. That he wos also on importont [xirt in the class machinery is shown by his numerous extro- curriculor octivities. For on efficient co-worker we always looked to " Marv. " ROBERT P. MACKENZIE (Duck) 2320 S. Croskey Street, Philadelphia Born: May 29, 1929 Course: Regular and Mechonicol Drawing Honors: Secretary of Class, J-1; Guidon in Battolion, S-1 to S-2; Ech¬ elon Platoon, ' 44, Activities Night, ' 46. " A friend in need is a friend indeed " must be " Duck ' s " motto because whenever we needed on understonding pal we could olwoys count on him. Besides being olwoys reody with a smile ond a joke, " Duck " was a scholar who ranked high in the doss. FREDERICK MICHAIL MAYER (Lizz) 837 N. 26th Street, Philadelphia Born: August 31,1928 Course: Generol ond Mechonicol Drawing Honors: Boseball, ' 45, ' 46; Bosketball, ' 46, ' 47; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Co- Captoin of Baseball Team, ' 46; Co-Captain of Soccer Teom, ' 46; Cap¬ tain of Basketball Team, ' 47; Senior Life Soving Certificate; Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Guidon in Battalion, J-2 to S-2. While earning six vorsity letters, " Liz " proved himself to be on ex¬ ceptionally versatile othlete. Behind a guise of nonchalance, he pos¬ sesses 0 strong competitive spirit, which is most obvious when the game is toughest. FRANK ANTHONY MENNA (Mouse) 1139 Porter Street, Philadelphia Born: December 4, 1929 Course: Regular ond Clerical Honors: Activities Night, ' 46, " Mouse " olwoys had the class laughing at his Anglo-Saxon humor. Being the sort one becomes naturally attached to, " Mouse " is the pos¬ sessor of many friends. His smiling countenance ond unlimited source of wit will remain long in our memories. my [ 23 ] GORDON K. McKNIGHT (Ziggy) 204 Grayling Avenue, Norberth, Pa. Born: December 25, 1928 Course; General and Pattern Making Honors: Dramatic Club, S-1 to S-2; Activities Night, ' 46; Cost, " Adventures of Pickv ick " ; Basketboll, ' 46. Mac, with his ability to provoke loughter, was a welcome member to ony group. Possessing an enviable reputation as a pattern maker he is well equipped to make his mark in life. ERNEST E. MILLER (Ernie) Prospect Ridge Avenues, Box 52, Trevose, Pa. Born; July 2, 1929 Course: Regulor and Carpentry Honors: Glee Club, S-2; Lieutenant in Battalion. Ernie is one of the most perspicacious of our number. His ore the quolities of o stroight-thinking mind end a sound body. Willing to ex¬ ert physical energy, Ernie has made important contributions to the military and athletic departments. JOHN WILLIAM MOROZ (Johnny) 124 Lewis Street, Chester, Pa. Born; September 29, 1929 Course: Regular and Printing Honors: Sergeant in Battalian; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Cheerleader, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46. John was known as everyone ' s friend In lime of need one could al- woys rely on him. His cheerful outlook should be cherished ond envie f ALFRED ORAM (Leo) 89 Slocum Street, Forty Fort, Pa. Born: January 21, 1929 Course: Regular and Chemistry Honors: First Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46; Gym, ' 44- ' 45; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Activities Night, ' 46. Whether it was ot Allen or in the school, we were always impressed one way or another by Leo ' s frankness. His frequent petty complaints were constantly o source of omusement. We all consider him a typical Girardian. Olnrinti tan [ 24 ] January RUDOLPH JOSEPH LOUIS PANARO (Rudy) 928 Richmont Street, Scranton, Pa. Born; December 27, 1929 Course; Regular and Chemistry Honors; Glee Club, S-2; Nationol Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; President of Notional Honor Society, S-2; Vice-President of Class, S-1; Girord News, S-1 to S-2; Editor-in-Chief of Girard News, S-2; Conference Committee, J-2 to S-2; Contributing Editor of Girord Magazine, S-1. One of our best scholars, leaders, and writers, Rudy always was a mod¬ est persevering chap. His accomplishments forced him into the limelight. With his obility and geniality, Rudy is sure to leave a good name for Girord wherever he goes. MORRIS PERUGINI (Mike) 526 First Avenue, Jessup, Pa. Born; June 21, 1929 Course: Regular ond Electrical Honors; Sergeant in Battolion, S-2; Echelon Plotoon, ' 44- ' 45; Activi¬ ties Night, ' 44- ' 46. Mike is as hord to beat in mathematics as he is to stop in a football line. In return for his friendly attitude, he is bound to receive the best of everything. DONATO A. RUFO (Dan) 750 Morvine Street, Philadelphia Born; July 7, 1929 Course; Regulor and Pattern Making Honors; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2; Firing Squad, ' 46, Swimming, 5- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Co-captain Swimming Team, ' 46; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Class Treasurer, J-1; Glee Club, S-1, S-2; Vice-President Glee Club, S-2; Harmony Club, S-1, S-2. Nothing ever dismoyed Dan. Whatever the difficulties, his smiling face and cheerful philosophy helped him to overcome them. Don ' s chief interests lie in swimming and singing. ROBERT W. ROWE (Bob) 4815 92nd Street, Elmhurst, Long Island, N. Y. Born; March 7, 1929 Course: Regular and Mechanicol Drawing Honors; Conference Committee, S-1; Student Council, J-1; Athletic Council, S-2; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Coptain of Soccer Teom, ' 46; Basket¬ ball, ' 45, ' 46; Track, ' 45; Color Guord, S-1, S-2; Sergeant Quarter¬ master in Battalion; Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Senior Life Soving Cer¬ tificate Notional Honor Society, S-2; Secretary of Athletic Council, Copt. Soccer, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46; Co-Coptain Bosketball. Sharing the " best athlete " honors with " Liz " Mayer, Bob is one ’of the best center halfbocks that ever stepped on the College soccer field. His friendliness and enviable record on the field gained the respect of all of his classmates. JAY M. RASKIN (Joy) 325 Mercy Street, Philadelphia Born: April 20, 1930 Course; Regular, J-1 to S-1 Stenography, Vocotional Music, S-2. Honors; Bond, 7B to S-2; 1st Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestra, J-1 to S-2; Assistont Student Leoder of Orchestra, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Bronze Typing Medal j-2. Assistant Sports Editor, Girard News, 2-2 to S-1; Corinthian Staff; Girord Mogazine Staff, S-1 to S-2; Exchange Editor, S-2; Dramatic Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: " The Inspector General, " " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; Silver Type Medal, S-2; Notional Honor Society, S-2. Greatly interested in classical music, Joy is famous for his ability to ploy the French horn. He was a steady and on industrious worker who never failed to come through in a pinch. Joy has been a loyal com¬ panion in our eastward travels. CHARLES WILLIAM SCHLECHTWEG (Wegi 2411 N. 17th Street, Philadelphio Born; November 22, 1929 Course; Regular ond Foundry Honors: Bond, 7A to S-2; 2nd Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Orchestro, J-2 to S-2; Swing Band, J-2 to S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Senior Life-Sav¬ ing Certificate. " Weg " IS one who never foils to see the funny side of life. He hos notoble swimming ond musical ability. These helped to moke up on attractive personality which will always remain fondly in our memories. y RICHARD R. SEIBERLICH (Sib) 713 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia Born: August 18, 1929 Course: Regular and Stenography Honors; Corinthian Staff, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. Possessing the enviable gift o good head, " Sib " breezed through his problems ond always found time to help his classmates. His philosophy is " Look at the problem face to face and plug. " WILLIAM EDMUND SERGESON (Bill) 2441 Islond Road, Philadelphia Born: Februory 10, 1929 Course; Regular ond Clericol Honors: Track, ' 46, ' 46; Dramatic Club, J-1 to S-2; Cast: ' The In¬ spector G eneral, " " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; Lieutenant in Bottolion, J-2, S-1; Coptoin in Battalion, S-2; Girard News Business Manager, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. Bill was one of the team ' s indespensable track stars. Those quick feet of his have piled up many points for the team. May his admirers be os plentiful on the outside as they were on the inside. January [ 26 ] fflnrintliiau HUDSON L. SHERMAN (Lorry) Noxen, Pa., R. D. No. I Born; September 7, 1929 Course: Regular and Printing Honors; Track, ' 46, Hormony Club; Sergeant in Battalion, S-1 to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46; Printing Prize, J-2; Girord Mogazine, S-1 to S-2. Larry was always anxious to be of aid to the class and would olwoys lend a helping hand to better the class socials. He is outstanding in printing at Girord and we know that he will meet with as much suc¬ cess out in the world. MARTIN SOOBY (Soobs) 80 Mill Street, Wilkes Borre, Po. Born: October 18, 1928 Course; General ond Foundry Honors: Captain in Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Track Teom, ' 44, ' 45, ' 46, Captain of Track Team, ' 46; Conference Com¬ mittee, S-1; Student Council, S-2; Soccer, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46. One of the best half mile runners here, " Soobs " never said die. Because of his indurance and his sportsman ' s ottitude, he gained the cheers and friendship of everyone. When you take such assets as these and put them together, they spell " success. " CHARLES WEISS (Reds) VALEDICTORIAN 1422 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia Born: September 28, 1930 Course: Regulor and Stenography Honors: L ' Allionce Francaise Prize, 2-2; " Girard Magazine " Staff, J-2, S-1; Edifor-in-Chief of " Girard Magazine, " S-2; First Prize, Essay Contest, " How to Help the War Effort, " 2-2; " Corinthian " Staff; University of Po. Schoolboy Medal; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Secretory Nationol Honor Society, S-2; Student Council, 1-2, J-1; Swing Band, S-1, S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Band, 7B to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-1 to S-2; Secretary, Dramatic Club, S-2; Cast: " Nicholas Nickleby, " " The Inspector General " , Member, Foreign Policy Association; Activities Night, ' 46; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Narrator, " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; First Prize, Short Story; Bronze Type Medal, S-1. Undoubtedly " Reds " wos one of the most versatile and most tolented members of our doss, ond his numerous abilities were well used. Though Q hard worker, " Reds " had an unusually keen sense of humor upon which we could alwoys depend. His most outstanding characteristic is, perhaps, his perseverance, which he applied to everything he undertook. WALTER ANTHONY WILKES IWolt) 5 Goeringer Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Born: March 28, 1929 Course: General and Pattern Making Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46; First Prize, Single Competitive Drill, ' 46; Sergeant in Color Guard, S-2. Quiet, modest, friendly; these words best describe Walt. His depend¬ ability was recognized and oppreciated by both teachers and class¬ mates. Eveyone ' s friend, he will be sorely missed. 1947 " A true friend is the greatest of all blessings. " : —La Rochefoucald • ' i il 31 ? ffi0nntl|tan [ 28 ] January JANUARY 1947 " There is a destiny which makes us brothers, None goes his way alone. " —Edwin Markham 1947 [ 29 ] ROBERT J. WIMSEY (Wimp) 2815 N. Bailey Street, Philadelphia Born; March 27, 1929 Course: Generol and Printing Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Harmony Club, S-1 to S-2; Assistant Monoger of Bosketball Team, ' 45- ' 46; Manager of Basketball Team, ' 46- ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Activities Night, ' 46; Soccer, ' 46. " Wimp " IS the jovial, easy-going fellow who seemed to be ever free of worries. Whether he wos merrily rolling up a score for Girord on the soc¬ cer field or bellowing forth melodious tones in the Glee Club, we all felt an intongible force drawing us toward him. ALFRED J. YERKES (Yank) 518 West Drive, Hill Creek, Philadelphia Born: June 25, 1929 Course: General and Electric Honors: Senior Life Saving Certificate " Yank ' s " inherent wit hos often mode him the center of attraction despite his unwillingness to be in the limelight. Along wiht his amaz¬ ingly sound common sense, " Yonk " has developed the initiotive and perseverance necessory in a demanding world. JOHN ZAREMBA (Johnny) 2806 W. 2nd Street, Chester, Po. Born; December 18, 1928 Course: (General and Clerical Honors: Americon Legion Medal, 7A; Activities Night, ' 46. Though rarely in the limelight, John wos a good athlete. Hod he not been restricted, we ' re certain he would hove won a few letters. He IS one whom we will always recoil with fond memories. LOUIS BERNARD ZEEMAN (Barney 1609 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia Born: December 13, 1929 Course: Regular and Machine Shop Honors: Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant in Bond, S-2; Orchestra, J-1 to S-2, Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Harmony Club, S-l to S-2; Swing Bond, S-2; Assistont Business Monoger, Girard News, S-2; Activities Night, ' 46. " Borney " is the type of fellow who con get along with everyone. His friendless, sorcastic jocularity, and occasionol " boners " will make him a well-remembered clossmote. filnrtntl ian [ 30 ] January The High School The Library 947 [ 31 ] who ' s Who in Jan. ' 47 . “We know what we are. " —Shakespeare Most Popular.Bernie MocDowell Most likely to succeed.The Class Friendliest.Pete Cordomone Will Be Married First.Johnny Zurzola Best Athletes. Mo er f Bob Rowe Wittiest.Bernie MocDowell Best Looking.“Snoz " Durante ( " Snoz " eats it up) Typical " Hurr.mer " .Bob Dickey Best Dancer.John DiCiurcio Best Musician.Dan Cochetti Quietest.Joe Heinz Most Bashful.Ernie Miller Tallest.“Birdie " McKnight Shortest.Al Faustino Heaviest.“Whale " Diffenderfer Most Talkative.Joe Davidson Most Studious.Charley Weiss Most Ostentatious.Charley Schlectweg Neatest Dresser.“Zeke " Buccieri Most Juvenile.Danto Battistini Possessor of the Largest Legion.Bill Sergeson (Enrintlitan [ 32 ] January Dear to My Heart Are the Scenes SOCCER Of the eleven regulars eight were members of Jan. ' 47. Bob Rowe was obvious choice to captain this fine team, which won ten games, tied two, and lost only the semi-final cham¬ pionship game in that memorable battle with Northeast High School. Teaming with Captain Rowe were four other Sen¬ iors. Pete Cardamone proved to be a practically invincible goaltender. At right half back was Joe Lazur. Flanking Joe at the other fullback position was Co-captain " Liz " Mayer, undoubtedly one of the greatest booters ever to jog to the north campus. Playing in front of " Liz " was our all-scholastic half-back, " Bull " Diffenderfer. On the front line were Bob Dickey, Al Durante, and Dorn Arcari, three strong reasons why we averaged five goals a game against our opponents. Compiling a total of twenty- four goals, Al Durante set a new indi¬ vidual high scoring record. Providing the competition which was vitally necessary to keep the varsity always on the alert ROBERT ROWE and MR. ALFORD OTTO were Zeke Buccieri, Al Carestio, Bob Wimsey, Al Oram, Dorn Cardelli, Joe Davidson, Joe Blackton, Charlie Weiss, Martin Sooby, Ernie Miller, and Dan Cochetti. These fellows deserve great credit. Congratulations are also due to Don Gibbons, the team ' s competent and loyal manager. Mr. Alford Otto, coach of our soccer teom, is undoubtedly one of the finest men we come into contact with throughout our long stay at Girard. His coaching ability, competitive spirit, and friendly ways were recognized and appreciated by every member of the graduating class. BASEBALL — Playing on a Girard nine which had a beter than average season, winning six while dropping five, were Al Durante, Pete Cardamone, and co-captain " Liz " Mayer. Pete ' s fine fielding around the initial sack and the timely hitting of Al and " Liz " made them valuable players in the eyes of cooch Wolstenholme. Pete Kauffman earned his letter as manager. BASKETBALL — Led by the " commandoes " . Captain " Liz " Mayer, Bob Rowe, Joe Lazur, Pete Cardamone, and Al Durante, our class was well represented on the " cagers " this season. Al Lewis, top substitute, Doug Diffenderfer, Dorn Arcari, Batts Battistini, " Ziggy " McKnight, and Joe Davidson also made the squad. Bob Wimsey did 0 commendable job os manager. SWIMMING — John Zurzola, three time letter winner, and Don Rufo, captain this past term, were two main reasons why our " chlorine kids " composed one of the strongest aggregations in the Philadelphia district. Carrying on in the necessary job as manager was Don Heiney. TRACK — Martin Sooby was our outstanding cinderman, Besides winning three " G ' s " running the half-mile, he captained the team his final year; truly an enivable record. Team mates of Sooby were Bernie Me Dowell, stellar mile and half mile runner, Larry Sherman, half-miler. Bob Rowe, a high jumper, " Sadie ' Sergusen, a fine dash and 220 yard man, Al Oram, a pole vaulter, Doug Diffenderfer, our hefty shot putter, and Bob Dickey, who threw the Javelin. " G " -men of Jan. ' 47 BASEBALL F. Mayer ’45,’46 C. Kauffman ’46 P. Cardamone ’46 A. Durante ’46 REFEREE J. Zaremba ’46 GYMNASTICS A. Oram ’45-’46 CHEER LEADERS D. Battistini ’46 J. Moroz ’46 J. DiCiurcio ’46 TRACK M. Sooby ’44,’45,’46 D. Diffenderfer ’46 B. MacDowell ’46 W. Sergeson ’46 H. Sherman ’46 R. Rowe F. Mayer P. Cardamone J. Lazur A. Durante A. Lewis R. Wimsey D. Diffenderfer D. Arcari ’45-’46, ’46-’47 ’45-’46, ’46-’47 ’45-’46, ’46-’47 ■45-’46, ’46-’47 ’45-’46, ’46-’47 ’46-’47 .’46-’47 ’46-’47 .’46-’47 SWIMMING J. Zurzola ’44-’45 ’45-’46 ’46-’47 D. Rufo ’45-’46 ’46-’47 D. Heiney ’46-’47 SOCCER R. Rowe ’45,’46 F. Mayer ’45 46 P. Cardamone ’46 J. Lazur ’46 A. Lewis ’46 D. Arcari ’46 C. Buccieri ’46 A. Carestio ’46 A. Durante ’46 J. Blackton ’46 D. Cochetti ’46 M. Sooby ’46 C. Weiss ’46 R. Wimsey ’46 D. Gibbons ’46 A. Oram ’46 J. Davidson ’46 D. Diffenderfer ’46 R. Dickey ’46 1947 [ 35 ] 7f uc " We know not what we may be. " —Shakespeare A rcari. Battistini . Blacton ... Buccieri ... Buckwald. . Cardamone Cardelli. . Caresto Cochett Davidson DcMayo . DiCiurcio Dickey DifFenderfcr Donovan. Driscoll Durante Evans Faustino . Finnegan Francis Gibbons. Gibson Fleiney Heinz Kalinowski Kauffman Keller. Lazur . Lewis Longo Lutzner Mackenzie MacDowell McKnight Mcnna Miller. Moroz. Oram . Panaro Perugini Raskin. Rowe. Rufo . Schlechtweg Sciberlich . Sherman Sergeson. . WeisI. Wilkes. Wimsey Yerkes . Zaremba . Zurzola. a poet . without wildroot a spendthrift . long and lanky a rough, tough sailor a champion chess player an opera singer a linguist selling vacum cleaners with his mouth closed ambassador to Africa a ham actor with fiat feet (pigeon a ballet dancer a chronic smoker without a love affair not " eating it up ' ’ a booming bass an altar boy a bartender a humorist . selling Easter bunnies an actor a cross-country runner filibustering . a preacher a bill collector an all-American tackle a giver to charity . clean-shaven having the right answer eating Sunday dinner at home . losing weight completely awake a street cleaner . . yodeling cowboy songs agreeing with someone . selling kisses . satisfied . exerting himself . making love . fasting . with curly hair . selling geese a prohibitionist . with a Pepsodent smile a mad chemist . all alone with a 4.00 average going to Saturday study . . in a heated argument . a psychologist married to an Eskimo teaching Spanish cooking Mulligan stew with an inferiority complex The Armory Founder ' s Hall " A thing of beauty is a joy forever. " —John Keats 1947 [ 37 ] The lights are low, the music is soft, the final dance—our Commencement Hop—has just begun. As we circle the floor, we sorrowfully realize this marks an end to a glorious chapter in our young lives. Glancing about us, we notice the dreamy faces of our classmates and we realize that all are recalling memories of the many happy hours spent in this hall. It seems only yesterday that, with our faces just introduced to a razor and a sharp press in our suits, we shakily carried on through our J-1 dance. We smile as we recall our clumsy attempts at social grace, a grace which now as departing seniors we have finally attained.. Gliding across the center of the floor, we can just picture the beautifully deco¬ rated Christmas tree around which our delightfully pleasant J-2 dance revolved. Here on a cold December evening we danced, played games, and drank punch in an atmosphere noticeably more serene and staid than that of our initial affair. By the time we reached S-1, we were reaping full benefit from the tireless efforts of Miss McGhee anc her social program. With valuable social experience gained from donees at Ellis College, Lansdowne, and Germantown, we came to the S-1 hop with as much ease and grace as any first-class “wolf. " The decorations were unique, refreshments were delicious, and the music terrific. Cliff Kalinowski surely was beaming when he walked off the floor with the elimination dance prize. The number of West Philadelphia girls was noticeably decreasing, but a few of the fellows were persistent in their endeavors to keep them dancing. It is not hard to recall the evening of October 4 when we held our S-2 dance. It proved to be a fine beginning for our Allen Hall social season. The list of " steadies " was increasing rapidly and to distinguish them as they glided about the floor was a simple matter. Excitement ran high about the campus when news came that a dance for both of the senior classes was to be held for the first time. When the long-awaited evening of November 15 finally arrived. Founder ' s Hall was the scene of one of the liveliest affairs in its long history. The " Hum " swing band played exceptionally well. Who could forget that exhibition of the " Harvard Waltz " put on by Mr. MacGregor? Yes, the " Senior Prom " proved to be a significant step forward in Girard ' s social program. Like all good things the " good bye " number of our commencement dances was fin¬ ished. As a body we gathered to thank our hosts and hostesses for helping us present such a wonderful finale. It was certainly hard to tell Mrs. Bollinger, our class hostess, how much we appreciated her enthusiasm, her advice, her work, and her accomplishments. All we could say was, " Thanks, Mrs. B.l Thanks for everything! And thanks to you also, Mr. Pritchard. You ' ve been swell this last term taking on where Dr. Wolcott left off. And then we all shook the hand of Dr. Wolcott himself, our class host for a year and a half, before leaving to enter the publishing business. " The decorations were superb, " was the word sent to Mr. Lander, our house member. You too have done a wonderful job in making our class socials so successful. With our hearts in a turmoil of joy and sadness, we passed down the winding stairway of Founder ' s Hall and, after a final backward glance at the statue of Stephen Girard, went home to say goodnight in the moonlight. January ' 47 in Action " THERE IS NO TRUER TRUTH OBTAINED What can be said about the Glee Club, by the way of introduction, other than it was certainly one of the most enjoyable groups that we have had the privilege and honor of joining. The weekly Sunday morning Proces¬ sional, the anthems, the Christmas Concert, the trip to the WIP studio and, last but not least, the rehearsals for these occasions will not soon be forgotten. Comprising our exceptional tenor section were " Tack " Evans, Dan Rufo, " Buck " Buckwald, " Batts " Battistini, Jim Finnegan, and " Stony " Zeeman, Not to be undone in quality is the baritone section with Al Durante, Rudy Panaro, " Hal " Driscoll, " Coach " Cochetti, " Wimp " Wimsey, and " Curch " DiCiurcio. DR. HARRY C. BANKS (Slpp (Elub The " boisterous basses " were composed of " Diff " Diffenderfer, our outstanding president, Pete Kauffman, Bob Dickey, Pat Longo, " Weg " Schlechtweg, " Herms " Lutzner, Johnny Zurzola, and Jay Raskin. It goes without saying that what a coach can do depends upon what he has to do with. We humbly feel that very little, if anything, could hove been done without our director and instructor, Dr. Banks. His help has been infinite in value and limitless in quantity. Our only hope is that we can keep under the brim of our hats what he has so unselfishly passed on to us in the course of our work as Glee Club members. Ably assisted by Miss Juliet Stacks, as accompanist, these two have proven themselves invaluable to us. MISS JULIET C. STACKS ([Ianntl|tan_ January [ 42 ] (!rt|c aiib ait ODrcljestra Under the leadership of Captain Daniel Cochetti, ably assisted by 1 st Lt. John DiCiurcio, the Band finished an excellent season. " Coach ' s " control of the Band was simply remarkable. His knowledge of music made him the finest captain we have ever had. The other 1st. -Lt. was Jay Raskin, the 2nd Lts., Charlie Schlechtweg and " Marv " Lutzner. Pat Longo served as 1st Sergeant. In the clarinet division we had " Coach, " the best clarinet player ever produced here. DiCiurcio played the clarinet with Weiss and Donovan, while Battistini handled the alto clarinet. A saxophone may be " an ill wind that nobody blows good, " but not when Longo plays it. " Itch " Arcari and Pete Cardamone took care of the trumpet section, while Doug Diffenderfer and Charlie tooted the baritones. Charlie Schlechtweg and Albert Lewis played the trombones. Blaring away on the tuba we had " Marv " Lutzner, who for the past year has been the backbone of that section. Jim Finnegan applied his talent to the bassoon, and Jay Raskin led the horn section. Under the leadership of " Stoney " Zeeman the percussion section reached new heights. Not to be forgot¬ ten is John Zurzola, who was drum major. Though many of the band members were- in the Orchestra, our lone string player was Jimmy Driscoll, who served as concertmaster. This organization was directed by the capable John DiCiurcio, who was assisted by Jay Raskin. To the instructors in the instru¬ mental music department, Mr. Frey and his two assistants, Mr. Morrison and Mr. Pfouts, we offer our sincere appreciation and thanks. We are grateful not only for their hoving taught us to play in¬ struments, but also for helping us de¬ velop something we shall retain and cherish all our lives. Although Mr. Earl Pfouts wos ill ond absent at the time of this photography, the Class wishes to express its appreciotion of his grociousness and symjxithetic frankness in all their dealings with him. Mr. Robert W. Morrison Mr. George O. Frey, Director jpubliratinttB Undoubtedly It will be difficult for any doss to surpass the standards erected by )Ub ications tni ; tprm I nA r ----.r r. ■ ' ■ ' --- 111 me i ews was oernie McDowell s Ho-Hum column, which is without a doubt the best ever written Bill Sergeson worked as Business Manager, while Bob Donovan, Lou Zeeman and Joe 1 ir Uirv ' , , I . .- .WYUM, i_uu ccinuii, una joe Lazur assisted him. Charles Weiss was one of the few editors-in-chief of the Girard Magazine who was able to revise and prepare all the articles for publication by himself, thus leaving the completed articles for the approval of Mr. MacGregor. Intensely inter¬ ested in this periodical, Charles not only raised the standard considerably, but also brought about other modifications to improve the Magazine ' s appearance. Foremost omong these was the alteration made in the size of the journal. Certainly no one could have given him better aid than Bob Donovan, the assistant editor. The contrib¬ uting editors were Marvin Lutzner, Donald Heiney, Al Lewis, Jay Raskin, and Larry Sherman. At this point it is only fitting that we express our sincere appreciation for the opportunity and guidance given us by the sponsors of these two periodicals, Mr. Foust of the Girard News and Mr. MacGregor of the Girard Magazine. The benefits we received from writing, learning to express ourselves a little more clearly, and develop¬ ing more appreciation of fine literature, are possessions we shall cherish forever. (Habpt (Uorpa Our class played a large part in the most successful term which the Corps had We had representatives in every company, on the staff, and on the color guard. Our members were the possessors of every known rank from cadet major to privates. The position of Codet Major was successfully taken over by Al Durante. The captains included Martin Sooby, Company A; Al Carestio, Company D; and Bill Sergeson, leading the recruits. Holding the lieutenonts ' positions were Joe Francis and Don Rufo of Company A; Don Gibbons, Company B; Ernie Miller, Company C; and Carmen Buccieri, Company D. Training the recruits were Lieutenants Bernie McDowell, Cliff Kalinowski, and Joe Heinz. The members of the class wish to take this opportunity to express their sincere appreciation of Colonel Hamilton and his expert guidance. These were the main pleasures of our military drill. (!Innntl|ian January [ 44 ] Mr. George C. Foust Sponsor of " The Girord News " Publications Lt. Col. James M. Hamilton Commandant of Battalion Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor Sponsor of " The Girard Magazine " Battalion Officers lExenitiop aiommittep No other problem was given more thought and debate than the election of our Senior-two Class officers. The race was close. When the ballots were counted, we found that Bernie McDowell had captured the Presidentship, while Pete Cardamone won a well-deserved Vice-Presidency. Bob Donovan filled the shoes of Secretary and " Zeke " Buccieri was voted Treasurer. Although versatile Bernie McDowell had originally been both the Student Council and National Honor Society pilot, his new honor forced him to resign and these posts went to Pat Longo and Rudy Panaro. Rudy was also our Conference Committee repre¬ sentative. In the Athletic Council we had the capable Bob Rowe who proved his worth with his interest and participated in athletics. As we look back over the activities and accomplishments of our final term, and the able leadership displayed by our officers, we are all the more confident that we have made wise choices in the selection of our executives. National Ifnnor i nripty Not everyone who qualified for the Honor Society was admitted. There were many who met the tests of character, scholarship, leadership, and service but found no places in this select group. Rudolph Panaro, Bernard McDowell, and Charles Weiss, President, Vice-President, and Secretary respectively, were inducted in their J-2 term. Later, in S-1, John DiCiurcio, Robert Donovan, and Marvin Lutzner each became a part of the Society. Then, in S-2, the final inductions made were Robert W. Rowe, Jay M. Raskin, and Albert Lewis. We are justly proud of our National Honor Society members for they all achieved those ideas set up by N. H. S., and they represent the cream of our class crop. They hove earned and will continue to merit our respect and admiration. 1947 Executive Committee National Honor Society Sramatir (Ulub Our Thespians worked with Mr, Andrews during a period of interesting experimen¬ tation. In J-2 we appeared in five one-act plays under the heading of " Scenes from the Past. John DiCiurcio heaped glory upon himself by handling an important part in The Would-Be Gentleman, " a hilarious comedy which met with obvious success " Smike " Donovan ' s performance in " Nickolas Nickleby " was also notable Then, in S-1, four of the class actors supported Vice-President " Hlestakov " DiCiurcio when he played the leading role in " The Inspector General. " Those support¬ ing were " Shepkin " Weiss, " Filipovitch " Sergeson, " Dobshinsky " Donovan, and " Shop¬ keeper Raskin. The Inspector General " was considered by many to be the finest stage production ever given by Girard boys. Finally we terminated our work with Mr. Andrews in a dramatization of Dickens ' " Pickwick Papers. " John DiCiurcio, President of the Club, Charles Weiss, Secretary, James Finnegan, Jay Raskin, Robert Donovan, and John Zurzola were all responsible in a very large degree for the fine reception given this novel idea by Girard audiences. Ruling Sanb No class organizatian was more diligent or fruitful than the Swing Band. From our J-2 term, when Pat Longo, Dan Cochetti, John DiCiurcio, Chas. Weiss, " Dorn " Arcari, " Cholly " Schlechtweg, and Diffenderfer composed nearly half the mem¬ bership, until, with the additions of Pete Cardamone to the trumpets, Lou Zeeman became drummer, and " Lil " Cardelli business manager, our class was practically the Swing Band. It was the hardest working club on the campus. Led by that virtuosa of the saxophone, Pat Longo, our performers went far in making dances the successful social functions they were. Fond memories of swingsters gathering in Allen for a " jam session " will linger a long time. Can we ever forget those gruelling practices when Pat put us through our paces in the Swing Band Room? Will recollections of dancing couples whirling by our stands and the unconstrained applause of the student body at the close of an auditorium program ever fade? The answer, of course, is " Never! " Nothing will ever mar the pleasant reminiscences of eager musicians thrill¬ ing to the strains of the sweet melodies for which the Swing Band was so famous. my [481 fflnrititlitan Dramatic Club MR. HENRY V. ANDREWS Director of Dramatic Club Swing Band Oun, ,.. We, tlie members of the class of January 1947, being of sound mind and body, do hereby offer our last will and testament before entering the cruel world. After careful thought we do deem it necessary to leave behind us the following for the betterment of our younger brothers and our worthy teachers. We do, therefore, bequeath the following; — to — Mr. White. a satisfactory pen Mr. March . different instructions Mr. Bardsley an amplifying system Mr. Bowjnan a cap, knickers, and golf clubs Miss North . a quiet art class Mr. Ruthrauff a student to say it like a Frenchman Miss Goodrich another button for her collection Mr. Martin . a timid voice Mr. Dennis . all our troubles Mr. Miller . peace and quiet Mr. Stevens . a new )oke book Dr. Presson a flea circus Mr. Leydon a story book Miss Frey a box of soap for Caen Mr. Allen . happy time at Girard Mr. Wagner long-desired pension Dr. Haskell southern accent Mr. Jones anew brief case Dr. Wolf lifelong pencil Prof. Foust. snappy prep school Mr. MacGregor a good hair tonic Miss McGhee a bigger handbag Mr. Andrews « good cast Miss Swigart a new test, namely: C-10 to 20. D-10 to 20 Mr Baker permanent classroom Mr. Friedmann Einstein ' s theory (whatever that is) Dr Mclllhatten . upholstered chair and a good cigar Mr. Schoell Mr. Shirley .f Mies Aimes classroom bell and a pencil sharpener Dr. Melchior a canon of buhhle Dr. Banks. ' O ' ” " Mr Zarella the remains of Allen Halt Mr. Wilson the scholarship cup Mr. Campbell " Mr. Craig . an deal work spud Mr. Joll a new hat (Eorintljtatt_ January [501 Reody to Go! Four things a man must learn to do If he would make his record true; To think without confusion clearly; To love his fellow men sincerely; To act from honest motives purely; To trust in God and Heaven securely. —Henry Van Dyke Qlonntliiau [ 52 ] January Glancing at this picture we follow our slow progress from the bottom to the top of the ladder- from West End to Allen Hall. We recall many pleasant memories asso¬ ciated with each building. Now, when we are about to leave, we feel the impulse of affection that has arisen among us. Though we must part, these fond memories will linger always in our minds as sources of joy. 1947 FAREWELL SONG GIRARD C:OLLEGE Hknry Hanby Hay Martial a’BECKET-BANKS Refrain Quiet and tenderly Fare-well! Fare -well! Dear tem-plc on the hill; We’ll not for - got you Till our hearts he still. Melody in Base, The Lord is in His Holy Temple; Keep silence before Him. 947 [ 55 ] ffl0rintl|ian Gj where glory waits thee But while fame elates thee Ch, still remember me. —Thomas Moore When time who steals our joys away Shall steal our pleosures too, The mem ' ry of the past will stay And half our joys renew, — Thomas Moore filnrintliian [ 56 ] January (Hie Glnrmtljum Girord College Philadelphia, Pa. So when a great man dies For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men. —LONGFELLOW TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication .2-3 Class Administration .4 To the President .5 The Faculty .6 Principal ' s Message .7 To Stephen Girard .8-9 To Messrs. Heck and Haskell .10 The Class .11-27 The Class of June 1947 . 28-29 The Class .30-32 Allen Hall Days .33 Do You Remember 7 ..34 The High School and Library .35 Con You Imagine 7 .36 Cartoon Page— " Reminiscing " .37 Cartoon Page— " Ah Life " .38 Socials .39 Wha S Who in June ' 47 .40 Ensemble— " Isn ' t Life Tragic? " .41 Sports ..42-43 Interior of Chapel .44 Organizations.45-52 Ensemble— " Personalities—Then and Now " ..53 Air Vew of Girard College .54 Closs Annals .55 Farewell Song.56 CORINTHIAN STAFF Editor-in-Chief Richard P. Lusher Associate Editors Wesley L. Uplinger Horace C. Kay Robert J. Eberhart Rudolph Riti Photography Charles Gillies John J. Geraghty Art Staff Carlo Marino Thomas A. Auchterlonie Cover Design by Raymond Funk JANUARY 1947 HUMMER ' S FAREWELL So there is our class, we hope it will pass With approval and maybe a sigh. For we ' ve made the grade, and soon shall parade Out the gate, after saying good-bye. Good-bye to our classmates, good-bye to our friends. Our teachers and housemasters, too; And to you, our dear father, we can ' t help but bother From our hearts to say farewell to you. For now we must leave, we hope it will grieve You to see us pass out of your sight. As you gaze an us, it may dawn upon us, That through you we ' ve gained all our might. So farewell, dear Founder, we leave you this day, And as we look back on our past, Wi ' h all our ambition, coupled up with tradition May we realize our high hopes at last. —David Lippincott m? (Eflrtntfjiatt [ i ] MISS LOUISE G. SIGMUND DR. WILLIAM F. ZEIL $hr Ulnriutljian June [2] Stop (Claas nf Sltmr 104 ? takes genuine pleasure in dedicating this class record to Louise G. Sigmund, B.S. Teacher of Geography James M. Baker, B.S. Teacher of Health and Social Studies William F. Zeil, A.B., A.M., LL.D Housemaster and Teacher of English Their warm friendliness and unceasing interest in our social activities have earned what this dedication can repay only in small measure. 947 (Corinthian CLASS ADMINISTRATION J-l Josiah Neeper Charles Gillies Robert Sweeney Horace Kay .. . President .. Vice-President . Secretary .. . Treasurer .. J-2 .. Charles Gillies .. Josiah Neeper Wesley Uplinger Robert Eberhart S-l S-2 Raymond Funk . President . Robert Eberhart Josiah Neeper . Vice-President . Frank Stanzione Wesley Uplinger . Secretary . Wesley Uplinger Robert Eberhart . Treasurer . Horace Kay NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Josiah Neeper .President Pat Hagan .Vice-President Wesley Uplinger .Secretary STUDENT COUNCIL George Rolenitus .President George Washnis .Treasurer CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Richard Lusher ATHLETIC COUNCIL Edward Bartlett ®hr (Enruttbtan June MERLE M. ODGERS, Ph.D., L.H.D., LL.D. President of Girard College We wish to record here our appreciation of the leader whose kindness, generosity, and wise direction of Girard College affairs have made us all proud to be students in this great school. THE CLASS OF JUNE, 1947 (Enrtntljtan 19 47 7a t6e T tenttferd t£e ( cate {ftadciatiiy (?£ad : What a satisfaction it must be to you to know that you have fulfilled the re¬ quirements for graduation from Girard College! Your pride in this accomplishment is in proportion to the effort and energy you have put into varied activities during your years here. I have no fear that you will fail in office, shop, or classroom. I have great confidence in your ability to meet the demands for which ou have been specifically prepared. And I further believe that you are prepared to adjust yourselves to new problems and situations far more difficult than conformity to ru ' es and the mastery of text books. The social and political fabric of our nation is much disturbed. Propaganda is rife. Unity of purpose is lacking. An understanding of our national and international problems is difficult. Group sel¬ fishness is rampant. Ethical standards are being undermined. Moral idealism is at low ebb. Our cherished democracy is under fire at home and abroad. I pray that your years here may have given you the poise and the mental balance necessary to meet this challenge. I appeal to you young men, in this chaotic period, to think straight, to read widely, to listen carefully, and to base your judgments and your actions on objective evidence carefully considered. There are two questions that you should habitually ask yourselves. " In making personal decisions of action and conduct, will what I do add strength of character, greater confidence in my ability to make wise decisions quickly, and add to my personal worth? " The second question is perhaps a harder one, but most necesscry to ask yourselves today. " In deciding upon a course of action in argu¬ ment, in local issues, or at the polls, how can I determine what will be of greatest good to people—not what will most benefit this group or that group, this party or that party, this or that ideology, this or that economic theory, but what will bring security, self-respect, opportunity, and happiness to humanity? " Social betterment must be a national and an international goal. So, young men, as soon as you leave us to go to work, work hard and honestly in office or classroom, cultivate fine personal relationships, become a part of the com¬ munity in which you live, honor those who love you and depend upon you, base your daily doings on fine ethical principles, and so live that humanity may be the better because of you. Affectionately, D. MONTFORT MELCHIOR 1947 31jr (Eiiruitljian Memory of Good Deeds The memory of good deeds will stay forever, A lamp to light us in the darkened way, A music to the ear on clamoring street, A cooling well amid the noonday heat, A scent of green boughs blown through narrow walls, A feel of rest when quiet evening falls. —MARKHAM Sljr (Unrintljian June 7 ' ti ute 7 StefcAea tfcia ' iel,,. As we, the Class of June, 1947 are about to have the gates opened for our departure into active life in this troubled world, we are fully assured and confident that we are competent to face the problems of our new life with uprightness. For ten short years we have lived together as brothers, but now we must part from one another not knowing where any of us is destined to go. It is Stephen Girard whom we must thank for preparing us to go our way in life independently. The social guidance we have received during our last two years in Girard will prove of infinite value to us as we come into contact with many different kinds of people in our daily living. We have learned, as a part of our education, to meet people with ease and dexterity. Yes, we are ready to become a part of society. It is Stephen Girard whom we must thank for preparing us to know our fellow man. In Girard we have learned to be appreciative of fine music through excellent musical instruction, both vocal and instrumental. Singing in the choir and in auditorium assemblies, playing in the band and orchestra—these have aided in the development of our culture. It is Stephen Girard whom we thank for having taught us to appreciate the finer things in life. The extensive physical education program at Girard is not to be equaled. It has provided for the development of our well-equipped bodies. From the time of our entrance into this great institution until we pass through the open gates on grad¬ uation day, this development has continued little by little to make our bodies strong and sturdy. It is Stephen Girard whom we thank for developing us from weak children to strong young men. Together with our physical development we have grown greatly in mind. The broad field of academic work and large vocational program at Girard have made us ready to enter the business of making a living. It is Stephen Girard whom we must thank for preparing us to earn a good living. All we wish to thank you for cannot be expressed in words, but appreciation is warm in our hearts to-day. Now we must part. We assure you that we will uphold the good name of your school. 9 47 [9] (Corinthian In appreciation of the expert assistance rendered by the printers, Mr. M. Arnold Daffin and Mr. Arthur P. Bonekemper, their student printers, the sponsor. Dr. Haskell, and the photographer, Mr. Heck, in the preparation of this Class Book. June 3lu (Eormtfytan [10] (Llic Class of Dime 194 7 19 47 (5tjp (florintijian ROBERT JAMES EBERHART (Ebs) President R. D. No. 2, Downingtown, Pa. Course- Regular and Chemistry Hon-rs: Track, ' 46, ' 47, " Girard News " Staff, J-2 to S-l; Sergeant ■n Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; StuJent Council, S-l to S-2; Secretary, S-l; Class Treasurer, J-2 to S-l; " Corinthian " Staff; " Girard Magazine " Staff, J-2 to S-l; Second Honor. " Ebs " is one of those all-round fellows. Being a good hurdler on the track, he will hurdle the problems of life just as well. Whenever there was something to be done, " Ebs " was always there to lead it. His amiability towards his classmates has caused us to look upon him in high esteem. Dear Classmates, Ten long years have suddenly dwindled into a few short days. Our goal once so far away is now within reach, and we find that there are many things about ourselves and about each other which, in the pattern of life at Girard, we never realized. We were unaware of what we have been to each other. Together we have worked and played, ate and slept, laughed and griped. For hours we hove sat and talked and confided in one another. And all of it we took for granted. Seldom did we stop to consider how rare such comradeship is When shall we be part of a group in which each one km.vs the o ' her so well? When again will all those around us be known so intimately? Never shall we be so fortunate, for our friendship was the friendship of " hummers. " In years to come each of us will go his own way. We shall not see each other often. ' Possibly the whole class will never be together again Yet, in spite of this, we shall not forget each other We shall always be interested in classmates, glad of their successes, and disappointed with their defeats. And each year, in May, when we gather around a cherry tree east of Founder ' s Hall, our comradeship will be renewed, our friendship will be strengthened, and our memories awakened. So, fellows, the time has come to leave. But before we go, let ' s look at one another, and perhaps we can realize how empty our life at Girard would have been had there been no classmates. Sincerely, M U S urrY (flnrintljian June FRANK C. STANZIONE (Stezi VICE-PRESIDENT 2234 South 63rd Street, Philadelphia Course: Regular and Electrical Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 45; Second Place, Individual Competitive Drill, ' 45; Captain of Second Place Company B, S-l; Captain Adju¬ tant, S-2, Track, ' 45, ' 46, ' 47; Captain of Track Team, ' 47, Soccer, ' 46; Basketball, ' 46- ' 47; National Honor Society, S-l, S-2; Vice- President of Class, S-l; Activities Night Project, ' 46. The athletic field, the parade ground, and the dance floor were only three of the places where Stez ' s talents came to the fore. His own inimitable sense of humor made him a welcome addition to any group. With his forceful personality and eager mind he can meet with nothing but success. WESLEY L. UPLINGER (Fish) SECRETARY Reynoldsville, Pa. Course: Regular with Stenography Honors: Bond, 7-A to S-2, Lieutenant, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Notional Honor Society, S-l, S-2, Secretary, S-2; Secretary of Class, S-l, S-2: Swimming, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47, Second Prize, 50 Yard Freestyle Interscholostic, ' 46, " Corinthian " Staff, Secretarial Prize, S-l; Bronze and Gold Typing Pins; Orchestra, J-l to S-2 One of the f nest students in the class, " Fish " was highly conscien¬ tious in all his work. He did not, however, restrict himself to academic work for he mode a name for himself both as a musician and as a swimmer. Success should come his way. HORACE CRAWFOD KAY (Cork) TREASURER 1506 S. 53rd street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Vocational Chemistry Honors Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, J-l to S-2; National Honor Society, S-l, S-2: " Girard News " Staff, S-2; Soccer, ' 46, Penmanship Prize, 2-2, Gold Type Pin, J-2; Treasurer of Class, J-l to S-2; Swing Bond, J-2 to S-2; Student Council, J-l; Activities Night Project, ' 46. Scholar, musician, leader, and athlete ond " wolf " merely scratch the surface of whot can be said of " Corky. " Perseverance ond stomino, with talent and ability, ore what make Horace the bright light he is! No spoce of time short of life can make us relinquish our memories of this beaming star in the Girard sporting scene. r 2k GFORGE ROLENITUS (Roller) STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT 425 Liberty St., Allentown, Po. Course: General and Electrical Honors: Student Council, S-l, S-2, Vice-President, S-l, President,S-2; Member, French School Committee, S-2; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Second Place Individual Competitive Drill, ' 46; Captain in Battalion, S-l, S-2, Staff, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46; D. A. R. Good Citizenship Award; National Honor Society, S-2. " Roller " we shall remember as the forceful, enthusiastic President of our Student Council. When a responsibility came his way, he shoul¬ dered it willingly and handled it to the best of his ability. Thanks, George, for all you ' ve done for Girard. l 947 [13] 0hr (Emintljimt GEORGE BLAINE AMMERMAN (George) 1110 West Second Street, Wilmington, Delowore Course: Regulor and Foundry Honors: Track, ' 45, ' 46, ' 47; Glee Club, S-l, S-2; Band, 7A to S-2; Sergeant in Band, ' 47; Activities Night, ' 45, ' 46; Harmony Club, S-2; Swing Band, S-Z Wherever you find George, you will more than likely hear much hearty laughter. His light-hearted jokes and radiant sense of humor have greatly lightened many hours at Girard. Good luck to you, George, and keep smiling! THOMAS A. AUCHTERLONIE (Aucksl 3018 Allendale Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. Course: Regular and Stenographic Honors: Art Editor, " Corinthian, " " Girard News " Staff, S-2; Supply Sergeant, Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Sales Manager, Color Trade, S-l to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-2 to S-2, Cast: " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick, " " Nicholas Nickleby, " " The Inspector General, " The Admirable Crichton, " radio play, " Stephen Girard Humanitarian, " Harmony Club, J-2 to S-2. " Aucks, " determined defense of Pittsburgh has us almost convinced that it isn ' t smoky after all. In the field of art he is equally as interesting and convincing. His work in the " Corinthian " shows this more clearly than we could tell in words. EDWARD BARTLETT (Ed) 3313 W. Allegheny Ave., Phil adelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Sheet Metal Honors: Band, 7A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2 Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Athletic Council, S-2; Secretary, Athletic Council. Ed ' s accomplishments and cooperation in the Band and Orchestra, in the shop, and on athletic organizations are deserving of high eulogy. In life Ed ' s good nature and versatility will carry him to happiness and success. DALE EUGENE BELL (Dale) P 0. Box 128, Huntingdon, Pa Course: Regular with Stenography Honors: " Girard News " Staff S-l, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Sergeant, Co. B; Track, ' 47. What Dale lacked in stature, he made up in sincerity. Quiet and conscientious, he won the respect and affection of those who knew hm well. Long practice made him a basketball player of no little ability. Lucky are they whom Dale befriends. 0br (Enrintljian June ROBERT FISCHER BELL (Bob) 6964 Weatham Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Quartermaster Sergeant in Battalion, ' 46; Echelon Platoon ' 46 and ' 47; Activities Night, ' 44 and ' 45; Dramatic Club, S-l to S-2 cast of " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; Fencing ' 45 to ' 47, Cop- tain, ' 46 and ' 47. In fencing Bob had the aptness to hack down his opponents ha¬ bitually. We are sure that in life Bob will do equally well in cut¬ ting down obstacles to success. RICHARD BRANDT (Ned) 304 East Oak Street, Palmyra, Pa. Course: General and Printing Honors: Glee Club, J-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Saber Squad, ' 47. Ned is one member of the class who always does his business in a quiet manner. Although he is a calm sort of fellow, his readiness to help somebody out will certainly be remembered by all of us. DAVID BUDENSTEIN (Budo 5729 Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Vocational Chemistry Honors: Sergeant in the Battalion, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47; " Budo " excelled as a scholar. Quiet and friendly, he showed us the truth of the adage, " Practice makes perfect, " which made him a fine basketball player. With these attributes the best in life should come his way. FRANK P. CASALENO (Cas 7110 Charles Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Printing Honors: Athletic Council, S-l; Activities Night, ' 46; Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46; Assistant Business Manager " Girard News, " S-2; Captain in Battalion, S-2. " Cos " will be remembered for his leadership both in the battalion and on the athletic field. Carefree and nonchalant, he shouldn ' t have any trouble in attaining his goal in life. Good luck, " Cas. " 1947 (Cnrintfjtan WALTER M. CLEIGHTON (Hoogie) 1016 Buttonwood Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Machine Shop Honors Charles W. Lowser Prize (Machine Shop); First Place, Sin¬ gle Competitive Drill, ' 47; Lieutenant in Battalion, ' 47; Echelon Pla¬ toon, ' 44 ' 45 ' 46; Activities Night, ' 45 and ' 46; Fencing team ' 44- ’45; ' 46- ' 47, Co-Captain, ' 47. Walt and his ready smile brighten up the scene whenever and wher¬ ever he appeared. Other than being on outsonding machinist, as evi¬ denced by his winning of the Machine Shop prize, his skill on the fencing strip is unsurpassed by ony one else ' s. ROBERT FRANKLIN CLULEY (Clues ' 113-31 209th Street, Saint Albens 2, Long Island, N. Y. Course Kegulor with Mechanical Drawing Honors: F rst Place, Individual Crmpeh ' ive Drill, ' 45; F rst Li eutenant in Recruits, ' 47; Color Guard, ' 45-45; Echelon Ploraon, ' 45; Fencing, 45- ' 45, ' 46- ' 47; Firing Squad, ' 47 vA’ ' s was one of those fellows liked by everyone because of his n or-rer v sm le and attractive personal.iy. Those qualities which nave made him prominent in the Bottalion will serve him well in the military life to which he has dedicated himself. STEPHEN SCOTT COBB (Scoff Royal Avenue, Havertown, Pa. C ourse Regular and Drafting H-nors- Bond, 7A to S-2; Harmony Club, S-l to S-2, Orchestra, S-2, Dramatic Club, cast«of " The Adventures of Mr Pickwick " ; " Girard A ’a-azine, " S-2; N.H.S., S-2. Ot Scott it con truly be said that he got h s " corn " straight from the cob A good member of the class, he represents all the desirable dualities of a true friend. We shall be really sorry to part with him. DONALD D. COLIN (Hall 541 Locust Street, Columbia, Pa. Course General and Auto Shop Honors Orchestra, 7-A to S-2; Assistant Librarian, S-l. " Hal " is a fellow who ran his marathon ot Girard in a quiet, unassuming manner. Being the friend of everyone in the class, " Hal " has made a good start on the road to success in life. We will miss him sorely. ® h? (finruttljtan June RAY CORLL (RayI 338 Hemlock Drive, Coraopolis, Pa. Course: Regular and Drafting Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Sergeant, Co. B, If Roy works as hard in the world outside os he has in the Draft¬ ing Shop at Girar- 1 , we feel that he is assured of real success. THOMAS M. DAVIES (Davel 2058 E. Hoines Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course ' Regular ond Printing Honors: Track Team, ' 44, ' 45, ' 47; Guidon in the Battalion, S-l to S-2; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Echelon Platoon, ' 44, ' 45; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Business Manager, " Girard News, " S-2; Activities Night, ' 46; Gym Team, ' 47. Dave is the kind of fellow who is always interested in how well somebody else makes out. His handicaps have prevented us from seeing his real worth as an athlete at Girard, but we cannot forget the pleasant smile that helped him to make so many friends. JOSEPH DELVECCHIO (Peck) 1935 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Foundry Honors: Corporal in Battalion; Echelon Platoon, ' 46, ' 47; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; Cast: " Pickwick Papers " ; Assistant Manager of Track Team, J-2, Manager, S-Z " Peck " is a jovial, easy-going fellow who was always doing the un¬ expected. As o member of the Dramatic Club he proved that he could be a success. To o real pal, " Peck " we say goodbye. DANIEL DIPIETRO (Dan) 210 E. Seventh Street, Wyoming, Pa. Course: Regular and Machine Shop Honors: Sergeant in the Battalion, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47. to S-2; Cast: " Pickwick Papers, " " The Admirable Crichton; " " Girard News " Staff, S-2; Echelon Platoon, S-2; Harmony Club, S-2; Baseball, ' 47 In the discussion of great cities and people, Dan came to the fore with his quips about Wyoming. He was active both as a member of the Dramatic Club and the " Girard News " Staff, thus proving him¬ self a valuable member of the Class. With such loyalty ond a fine sense of humor, Dan was tops as a classmate. l 947 [17] 0l)p (Emitttfjtatt NORMAN 0. DUNSHEE (Norms) 131] North 72nd Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-l; Sergeant in Battalion, J-2 to S-l; " Girard News " Staff, J-2 to S-l. Norms smooth line has won many a person ' s admiration for him His earnest desire for writing and his skill at it are two main factors which contribute to the success of our school paper. " Norm ' s " good nature will not be forgotten. RICHARD JAMES FINLEY 106 Fifth Street, Williamstown, Pa. Course: Regular and Carpentry Honors: Harmony Club, S-2 Although Duds " handicaps have prevented his doing as much as he could have done while in Girard, he has won the respect of all his classmates. His sincerity and dependability should make him a success in life. VERNON HOWARD FORNEY (Forns) Leesport, Pa. Course: General and Printing Honors: Officer in Battalion, J-l to S-2; Firing Squad, ' 46, Saber Squad, ' 47; Activities Night Project, ' 46, ' 47, Dramatic Club, S-l, Saberman, Fencing Team, Cast: " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick; ' 46- ' 47; Co-Editor, " The Banker Bump. " As an officer in the Battalion, " Forns " voice might often be heard commanding Company D. His perennial interest in such things as the operation of the Linotype, athletics, and amateur publications built a road that leads direct to crowning achievement J. WILSON FOX (Wils) 43 Providence Road, Media, Pa. Course: General and Auto Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-2 to S-2; Cast: " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick, " " The Admirable Crichton, " Secretary, Treasurer of Glee Club, S-2; Saber Squad, ' 47. Undoubtedly the test and most experienced " dogger " in the class, Wilson stands high above his closest contender. While not absorbed in this art, Jimmy enriched our dormant minds ' by relating numerous anecdotes. We feel quite certain that " Wils " will never be stuck for a good line. (Enrintljian June [18] RAYMOND FUNK (Ray) 6145 N. Fairhill Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Drafting Honors: Student Council, J-l; Sergeant Quartermaster in the " Bat¬ talion, S-l; Guidon, Co. D, S-2; Scenery design for ' The Inspector General, " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick, " Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Class President, S-l. Ray ' s deep interest in the class ' welfare was a trait for which we are all deeply appreciative. His work in the Drafting Shop and the scenery he helped design for the productions of the school Dramatic Club clearly indicate his enviable prowess in these activies. SALVATORE GAETA (Sal) 2515 Alder Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Machine Shop Honors: Lieutenant in Recruits, S-2; Firing Squad, ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46. " Sal ' s " active life at Girard is illuminated by achievements on the soccer field and in the Battalion. To " Sal, " whose first post grad¬ uation goal is " sunny " California, we wish godspeed, happiness, and a good wife. FREDERICK W. GARBER (Fred) 101 Geneva Avenue, Glenside, Pa. JOHN J. GERAGHTY (Goes) 1132 S. Ruby Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Sheet Metol Honors: Swimming, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Second Prize A. A. U. 50-yard Freestyle Novice; Student Council, 2-2 Photography Editor, " CORIN¬ THIAN; " Band, 7-A to S-l. " Goes " is one who doesn ' t let any impediment stop him from attaining his goal. We know him as the natator who never conceded his purpose but kept fighting when the battle was toughest. Course: Regular and Carpentry Honors: Assistant Manager of Swimming Team, ' 45- ' 46; Senior Life Saving Certificate, ' 46; Echelon Platoon, ' 47. Activities Night Project, ' 46. Although Fred is not a great leader, his ability to get along with others and to work hard should make it easy for him to fake his place in the world. 9 47 [19] ®b? (Enrintljian CHARLES JOHN GILLIES (Chuck) 4820 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Electrical Honors Vice-President of Class, J-1; President, J-2; " Girard Mag¬ azine " Staff, S-2, Firing Squad, J-2; Captain in Battalion; N.H.S. S-2 Saber Squad, ' 47. Whether on the athletic field or in the classroom, " Chuck " could always be counted on to express his candid opinion, give timely sug¬ gestions, or moke level-headed decisions. Extremely popular among his classmates, " Chuck " was called on to lead his class both as pres¬ ident and vice-president during our last two years in Girard. HARRY D. GRAY (Hank) 1323 Lindley Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Born: May 17, 1930 Course: General and Printing Honors: Band, 7-A to 1-1, Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2; Cultural Olympics Prize, 6-A. One principal asset of our class is " Hank ' s " smile and friendly manner. We feel certain that his congenial personality, to¬ gether with his printing ability, will put him far ahead in the world. Best wishes, " Hank. " WALTER JAMES GREENE (Walt) 1127 W. Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Carpentry Honors: Glee Club, S-2; Guide Sergeant in Battalion, J-2 to S-2; Echeloq Platoon, ' 46, ' 47; Foreign Policy Association, J-2; Harmony Club, S-2. Smilingly and graciously " Walt " won the affection and admiration of his classmates. His friendly criticism and unbiased opinions were of value to the Class and to many others. It is from classmates like " Walt " that we reluctantly part. PATRICK J. HAGAN (Pat) 7411 Fayette Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular, Stenography, and Music Honors, Swing Band, 2-2 to S-2; Leader, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Vice-president, S-2; Band, 7-A to S-2; Orchestra, S-l to S-2; National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; Vice-president, S-2; " Girard Magazine " Staff, S-l to S-2; Editor-in-Chief, S-2; Valedictorian. In Pat we see n nersevenna young man, His ability to work has placed him in our highest esteem. Conscientious and sincere in all he under¬ takes, Pat is always eager to get ahead. His motto must be " Any¬ thing worth doing is worth doing well. " ®ljr (Corinthian [20] June JAMES WILLIAM HART (Stick) ■4624 Penn Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Drafting Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 45 to ' 47; Activities Night, ' 46; Sergeant in Batt alion, S-2. Hart ' s heart, though it prevented him from entering the school ' s varsity activities, did not stop him from becoming one of the class ' well-informed. In addition to this, his work in the school ' s Drafting Shop clearly shows his versatility in his chosen field of activity. SIDNEY HIRSCH (Pickle) 3107 W. Page Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course Regular and Clerical Honors: Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; Silver Type Award; Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Activities Night, ' 46; Cast: " Pickwick Papers, " " Nicholas Nickleby, " Track, ' 47 To " Sid " belongs the innate virtues of a fine personality and on indispensable wit. He also possesses exceptional ability in athletics as a basketball player ond track aspirant. His philosophy, ' To take everything with a smile, and persevere, " will serve him well in whatever he endeavors to do. LEROY I. HOCH (Roy) 420 South 45th Street, Philadelphia Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Student Council, J-l; Track letter, ' 46 ' ' 47; Dramotic Club, J-l to S-2; Cast " Pickwick Papers; " Echelon Platoon, ' 46, ' 47; Activities Night, ' 46, Horn Essay Prize, ' 45. Roy ' s logically working mind will stand him in good stead in the business world. An unconventional sense of humor and an unfailing loyality to friends are also among his attributes. His athletic ability proved good as a sprinter. JOSEPH E. HUDAK (Joe) 93 Cannon Place, Oreland, Pa, Course: General and Mechanical Drawing Honors: Track, ' 46; Orchestra, 7-B to S-2; Assistant Student Leader of Orchestra, ' 47; Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Art Prize, 7-A; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; Cast: ' The Inspector General, " " Adventures of Pickwick, " and " Admirable Crichton, " Radio Play on Stephen Girard. As a lead ; ng dramatist, musician, and artist in the class, Joe will be sorely missed Joe has always been a popular fellow and true friend, and we wish him the best of luck in the time to come. r 947 3br (fimintbian BANUSH T. JAFFER (Benny) 751 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut Course: General and Machine Shop Honors Orchestra, 7-A to S-2, Assstant Concert Master, S-2; Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Dramatic Club, S-2. In " Benny " we see a brilliant future. His outstanding work in the or¬ chestra and the various clubs on the campus, when placed beside the enviable school record he has established, show us a standard which we should all be glad to reach He has also proved to be a most valuable friend. ROBERT HARRY JOHNSON (Johnny) 216 Seigel Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Vocational Chemistry Honors: Orchestra, J-l to S-2; Glee Club, J-l to S-2; Harmony Club, J-2 to S-2; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2, Cast: " Box and Cox, " ' The Inspector General, " " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick, " " The Admirable Crichton. " Johnny ' s vast store of information plus his exceptional imitations of campus characters made him a member of the class alwoys in great demand. On the organ and piano he equaled his other activities. It will be hard to forget him. DONALD E. KILLGORE ' Don) 2400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular with Pattemmaking Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 45; Firing Squad, ' 45; Captain in Battalion, ' 47; Glee Club, S-l, S-2; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; Cast- " The Inspector General " and Pickwick Papers; " Band 7-A to 1-2; Activities Night, ' 45. With his fine speaking voice, Don should have little trouble getting to the top in radio announcing One of those fellows with ihe ability to get along with people. THOMAS ANTHONY KLEBACK (Tom) 5 Monument Avenue, Wyoming, Po. Course Regular and Pattern Making Honors: National Honor Society, S-l; " Girard News, " S-2; Band, 1-1 o S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Second Lieutenant in Band, S-2; Swing Bond, S-l to S-2; Glee Club, S-2; Baseball, ' 46, ' 47. Tom is one of the Class ' more able musicians and scholars. His ability to see the humorous side of things and his perseverance give an advantage hard to beat. ©hr fflnnutbtau [ 22 ] June RAYMOND A. KOPRIVNIKAR (Ray) 533 Grant Street, Springdale, Pa. Course: Regular and Electric Shop Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. In Ray, a top-notch chemist, we see an active, industrious worker. His progress in the battalion illustrates his ability to advance. It is his ability to attract comely young ladies, however, which will magnify his homecoming in Springdale, Pa. Happy hunting, Ray! DAVID HENRY LIPPINCOTT (Lip) 1017 Scott Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: " Girard Magazine " Staff, S-l to S-2. If you ' re looking for a man with brains, then " Lip " is your man. His flare for writing should win him fame in the field of journalism. We wish him the greatest success in the world. MICHAEL LODISE (Mike) 2046 N. 3rd. Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course. General and Machine Shop Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46, ' 47; Activities Night, ' 46; Soccer, ' 45, ' 46. Mike ' s perseverance is his outstanding characteristic, especially in athletics. Through long effort, he made of himself a goal tender and broad jumper of note. Applied to a career, this quality and his ability to get along with people should give him a head start along the road to success. ROBERT L. LUCE (Grems) 5225 N. Front St. Philadelphia, Pa Course: Regular and Pattern-Making Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, ' 45; Second Lieutenant in Recruits, ' 46; First Lieutenant in Recruits , ' 47; Activities Night, ' 45; Firing Squad, ' 47. " Grems " we shall remember for his willingness to help a friend. His keen intellect, understanding of people, and willingness to laugh should carry him far on life ' s long road. 1947 (Enrinlltiau RICHARD PHILIP LUSHER (Lush) 18 Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland Course: Regular and Stenography Honors ; Class Secretary j-!; Student Council, J-2; Dramatic Club ivi L, u Vice-President, S-), President, S-2, Cast- " Nicholas wick " b " The T AH nSP k1 Ct °r G ® nero , , " " Th e Adventures of Mr. Pick- wick, The Admirable Crichton; Orchestra, J-) to S-2 Student Editor 1 ! Qn l- C f 01n «r rt Ma u Ster ' ., S S Fore 9 n Policy Association, ' ' 46, ' 47; Editor-in-chief, Corinthian; Girard Magazine " Staff J-2 to S-2 ' " Stenhpn r dlt °H ' u’ 2, Co ' Editor ' " The Banker Bump, " Radio Ploy ' Stephen birard, Humanitarian; Girard News " Staff J-2 If talent were water, Lush would own an ocean. As an actor, musician and writer he is unexcelled. These abilities, plus his persuasive speech and ma.ure sense of humor, have won him many admirers and will win him success. r mh JACK EDWARD LYNCH (Gus) Shirley Court, Apt. E-l, Upper Darby, Pa. Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47. Rare indeed was the sight of " Gus " without a smile on his counte¬ nance. Though he loved to tease his classmates, he was, nevertheless, able to take it when the tables were turned. He will be remembered as one who had many love affairs. CARLO MARINO IMuzzI 1537 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Pattern Making Honors; Echelon Platoon, ' 45; Color Guard, S-l; Sergeant Quarter master, S-2; Soccer, ' 46; Swimming, 43; Gym, ' 47. Whether performing on the rings, drawing a cartoon, or just talking, " Muzz " is tops. Typical of this commendation is this compliment paid him by an opposing gymnast competitor, " He ' s one swell guy and as good a sport as you will find anywhere. " Good luck, " Muzz! " JOSEPH M. McKEEVER (Mac) 4919 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. Honors: Sergeant in the Battalion, ' 46, ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Stu¬ dent Council, J-2. Course: Regular and Stenography Modesty, looks, amiablity, smiles, and an obliging nature in one beaming surprise package gives you " Mac. " With his pleasing dis¬ position, Joe can take fun even better than he can dish it out. fflflrmtljtan [ 24 ] June JAMES MILLER (Feebs) 5839 Murner Road, Toledo, Ohio Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 46, ' 47; Activities Night, ' 46; Sergeant in Battalion, ' 47. Determination and perseverance are to us synonomous with the name Feebs. " Jim has showed this determination and fight on the soccer field as well as in the classroom. Along with his prowess in sport- land, this spirit hos won him respect ana admiration. JOSIAH LIGHT NEEPER (Joe) 1049 Essex Street, San Diego, Cal. Course: Regular and Mechanical Drawing Honors: President of Class, J-l; Vice-President of Class, J-2, S-l, National Honor Society, J-2 to S-2; President of National Honor Society, S-2; Lieutenant in Battalion, S-2. Tests have shown that one person in a hundred is more intelligent than Joe, but we know that not one in a million could be a truer friend. His leadership, athletic ability, and pointed humor have always marked him as one to be respected and admired. ROBERT L. NEUMANN (Flabs) 1937 S. Redfield St., Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Electrical Honors: Sergeant in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 45, ' 46, 47, Soccer, 45, ' 46; Dramatic Club Electrician, S-2 ' Activities Night, ' 45. Flabs was a " whiz " with numbers as well as a first-class electri¬ cian. Not only was he.well liked by Girardians, but he had many feminine admirers too. His athletic ability he put to good use as a member of one of Girard ' s finest soccer teams. DELBERT HARRY NORDSTROM (Del) 165 Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Course: Regular and Pattern Making Honors: First Lieutenant in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Lieutenant in Firing Squad, S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Taking the hard knocks and coming out fighting was typical of Del ' s life at Girard. His was a modest and pious manner characterized by a love of the basketball court. To a swell fellow with a fine ambition, Del, we wish the best of everything. l 947 ®ljp (Onrinthiau EDWARD OSBOURNE (Ozzie) 2228 Aspen Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Carpentry Shop. Honors: Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Corporal in the Battalion, S-2. " Ozzie ' s " humor has outlined tor us a character which will be hard for us to forget. Many times we have turned to him when we were in need of a good, hearty laugh. His interest in his chosen shop should GILBERT S. PALMER (Gil) 348 Lombardi Road, Drexel Hill, Pa. Curse: Regular and Stenography Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Lieutenant in Recruits, S-2; Firing Squad, ' 47. Blond and attractive, Gil had more than his share of affairs with the fairer sex. Somewhat reluctant to lend his talents to varsity squads, he was, nevertheless, recognized as a fine athlete. With his easy manner, Gil should make many friends. CHARLES PAULSEN (Charlie) 6021 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa Course: Regular and Printing Honors: Band, 1-2 to S-2; Printing Prize, J-2; Gym Team and Co- Captain, ' 46- ' 47; " Activites Night " ' 46. " Amiable, sincere, and quiet " fits Charlie best. Because of his gen¬ ial personality, he was liked by everyone with whom he came in con¬ tact. Along with his friendship for everybody, we shall miss his out¬ standing accomplishments as a gymnast MATHEW JAMES PINTO (Mat) 1119 Union Street, Philadelphia, Pa Course: Regular and Mechanical Drawing Honors: Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2: Casts: Nicholas Nickleby, " " Ad¬ ventures of Mr. Pickwick; " Glee Club, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Color Sergeant in the Battalion, S-l to S-2; " Girard News " Staff, S-2; " Girard Maganize " Staff, S-2. Mat ' s proficiency in opening an opposing line on the football grid¬ iron is matched only by his capacity to carve himself a sizable por¬ tion of the best the world has to offer The strong impression his friendship has borne to his classmates will be a lifelong memory for each of them to cherish. ©hr (flnrmtbnnt carry him far in life. June ROSARIO RACITI (Rad 430 Holly Road, Yeadon, Pa. Course: Regular and Clerical Honors: Lieutenant in Battalion; Bronze Typing Award, S-l; Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 45- ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 46- ' 47. Activities Night , ' 46 " Rac " was one of the quieter members of our class. Working in his o..n circle of friends, he was always laughing at one of " Pickle ' s " takes. Readily and willingly he made suggestions and contributions for the good cf the Class For this, " Rac, " we give you our sincerest thanks. JOHN RAIMONDO (Reemsi 4552 Wilde Street, Philadelphia, Pa Course General ond Machine Shop Honors: Echelon Platoon, ' 46; Dramatic Club, ' 46, ' 47, Cast: " Pick¬ wick Papers. " Reems " capability as a manual worker speaks for itself in the fine job which he cheerfully performed in the machine shop. His persistence and industriousness will serve as strong rungs in his climb to success and happiness. CHARLES REILLY (Chuck) 192 Simpson Street, Swoyerville, Pa. Course: General ond Auto Shop Honors: Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2; cast: " Nickolas Nickleby ' The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; Guide Sergeant in Battalion, S-l to S-2; Echelon Platoon, ' 44 to ' 47; Activities Night, ' 45. The Auto Shop will lose a valuable worker when Chuck leaves. When¬ ever there was a question about anything having to do with cars of any kind, he had the answer Someone will get a really good worker when Chuck is hired. RUDOLPH RITI (Rudy) 1509 Packard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Course; Regular and Stenography Honors L ' Alliance Francaise Prize, 2-2; " Girard News " Staff, S-l to S-2. " Corinthian " Staff; Band, 1-1 to S-2; Orchestra, S-2; Bronze Ty-e Pin, J-2; Soccer, ' 46, Gym, ' 45, ' 47; Sergeant in Band, S-2, Baseball, ' 47 Though small of stature, " Rudy " was undoubtedly one of the best athletes in the class, excelling both in gym and soccer. With a cheery countenance and an olert minrd, he has taken a giant stride on the road to success. l 947 0br (Cnrintljian " Friend after friend departs,— Who has not lost a friend? There is no union here of hearts. That finds not here an end. " —MONTGOMERY Qlljr (Enrmtljtan [ 28 ] JUNE 1947 ... and remember that you carry with you wherever you go, here or abroad, the good name of Girard College. From the President Final Charje to Graduates. 947 [ 29 ] (BurUitlyfan HARRY B. ROSENBAUM (Rosie) 3221 W. Dauphin Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Stenographic Honors. Vocal Music Prize, 6A; " Girard News Staff J-) to S-2 Managing Editor, S-2; Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2, casts of " Christmas Carol, The Inspector General, " " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " The Admirable Crichton. " If we could work as well as " Rosie " does in the Commercial De¬ partment, we feel sure that there would be no opposition in the path of our success. His linguistic ability, too, is something of which he may be exceedingly proud. CHESTER R. RUBY (Cheti 1595 North 52nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Echelon Platoon, S-2. " Chet " was one of the quiet members of the Class, whose merits were not often extolled. Nothing could be said of " Chet " without mentioning his exceptional, though unrecognized athletic ability. He proved this ability by his incessant hustle, both on the basketball court and soccer field and by his fine sportsmanship, DONALD T. RYDER (Tex) 608 Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Course: General and Foundry Honors: Guidon in Battalion, S-2; Candy Trade, ' 46. In the classroom, as well as on the pool table, " Tex ' s " ability to learn and apply his skills mode him the envy of all who knew him. He is a friend and a good scholar, and he serves well in both positions. EARL ROMMEL STOVER (Smokey) 338 E. 5th St Chester, Pa Course: General and Auto Shop Honors: Charles W. Lawser Shop Prize; Echelon Platoon. ' 46. ' 47; Activities Night, ' 45. If " Smokey " can handle his affairsi as easily as he can handle a faulty carburetor, his life should go as smoothly as a new Buick A friendly fellow, he was an essential part of our class. (Cnruttbiau June R03ERT FRANCIS SWEENEY (Sweensl 1502 S. Wilton Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Stenography Honors: Glee Club, J-2 to S-2, President, S-2; " Girard News " J-l to S-2, Editor-in-Chief, S-2; Student leader of Harmony Club, S-l; Class Secretary, J-l; Silver and Gold Typing pins; Orchestra, 1-1 to S-2, Librarian, J-2; Swing Band, S-l to S-2; Secretary, Dramatic Club, S-2, Cast " Christmas Carol, " " Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " ; radio play, " Stephen Girard, Humanitarian, " Caen Committee S-l o S-2. Looking at the long list of honors " Sweens " has won for himself, one would think he had time for little else. A musician, writer, and athlete of distinction, he was one of the hardest workers on the campus. JOHN TOMAN (John) 344 Second Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Course: Regular and Pattern Making Honors. National Honor Society, J-2; Senior Band, 1-2 to S-2; Swing Band, S-l to S-2; Glee Club, S-2; Activities Night, ' 45 ' 46; Senior Life Saving Certificate; Basketball, ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47; Soccer, ' 46, Orchestra, S-2; " Girard Magazine, " S-l; Piano Prize, 5A; First Lieu¬ tenant in Band, S-2. Combining a knowledge of music and a love of baseball with a boom¬ ing bass voice, John proved to be one of the more versatile members of the Class. To you, John, there ' s no limit. JOHN EDWARD TOWNSEND (Birdie) 2929 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Printing Honors: Guide Sergeant in Battalion, S-2, Echelon Platoon, ' 47; Act.vities Night Project, ' 46. Birdie " was the quiet, modest type who asked for nothing and assumed nothing but always gave something. He quietly and incon¬ spicuously worked for that ultimate goal of graduation and he is now on the threshold of the door to success. DORRANCE HURLBUT WARNOCK (Warnyl 5922 Old York Road Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regular and Carpentry Honors: Sergeant in Battalion; " Girard News " Staff, S-2, Dramatic Club, S-l; Cast: " Advenlures of Mr. Pickwick, " " The Admirable Crichton, " Manager of Basketball Team, ' 46- ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 47. Knowing as many jokes as Noah Webster knew words, " Warny " was always ready with one to fit the occasion. He was both willing ond anxious to serve his class wherever he thought his assistance could be used. 19 47 [3i] (Hbr (Enrinthian GEORGE J. WASHNIS (Spit) 225 Jones Street, Wilkes-Bcrre, Po. Course: Regular and Auto Shop ?L Snj ? eo: Cajnc ' 1 ' S 2 - Echeton Platoon, ' 44 ' 45 45 46 ' £ . S d 4- 47 ' n. CqPtQin BoUGlW ' Track. c LI 6-4 ' Dramatic Club, J-l to S-2, Vice- ” Mr p = k ” " » . Tall, Wand and by all means handsome, that ' s our “Spit " | n a quiet, modest manner all his own, he has crept into our hearts where forever he will share our joys and grievances as he did at Girard. Showers of praise cannot be too much for " Spit " ; he was a true classmate. ROBERT HARRISON WILLIAMS (Will) 109 W. Courtland Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: General and Clerical Honors: Band, 7A to S-2, Glee Club, J-2 to S-2; Dramatic Club J-l to S-Z Within the ranks of June ' 47 ' s loquacious " gabbers " stands Bob W.lliams. It ' s a tough assignment to outdo Bob at telling jokes, but it ' s even more difficult to excel his sincerity and laughter. Bob ' s pleasing nature will surely bring him many friends in life, women as well as men . ALEXANDER WOLF (Alex) 5213 Ditman Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course General and Sheet Metal Except for an injury which inactivoted him in his Senior year, we feel sure that " Alex " would have earned a number of letters. To describe " Alex " for those who knew him, we would use these three words: modest, friendly, and conscientious. Good luck, " Alex, " you ' ve been a swell classmate EDWARD WOLSKI (Barney) 49 McKean Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Course: Regulor and Sheet Metal Honors: Soccer, ' 47; Echelon Platoon, ' 45- ' 46; Color Guard, ' 47; Friendly, sincere, and modest, these are our thoughts about this loyal classmote. " Barney " is very fond of sports and excels in soccer, baseball and swimming. Although rarely in the limelight, his warm smile and good nature exerted a profound influence on all those who knew him. [ 32 ] ®be fflortntbtan June rfCCett “i¥ zCl The past term in Allen Hall is the most remembered and cherished of all in the last ten years. It is always with joyful anticipation that a class moves to Allen. Here are applied the finishing touches of manhood, both scholastic and social, and it is no small wonder that hearts are saddened when that long-awaited Commencement Day finally appears. The social aspects of our training at Girard were well cared for there. Under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Zarella, and Mr White, our numerous teas, house parties, and informal snacks after lights were successful in giving us enjoyment and in making us more socially at ease. Our dances, under the direction of our Class ' s excellent hosts and hostesses, gave us that added refinement and self-confidence so necessary outside these walls. But Allen was more than a place where we had our social gatherings. Here classmates got together to form cherished memories knit around many lasting friendships. Who will ever forget the Sunday morning baseball games, the evening study sessions, or the noise of banging balls and constant chatter echoing from the pool room? Or who among us will ever forget that feeling of mingled joy and responsi¬ bility that comes only from being a member of the Allen Hall family? None! Now the time has come for us to part and leave all this behind. But we shall never forget our home during the past term at Girard. We reluctantly say " good-bye and thank you " to Mr. and Mrs. " Z, " whose loyalty and affectionate interest in the Class have won the deepest admiration and respect from us all. Let this also convey the same sentiments to Mr. White, whose warm friendship and close attachment to us will never be forgotten. 22 Tfacc l ewiem6 i TflJleu: " Norms " Dunshee asked Mr. Leydon, " Do they speak Spanish in Spain? " " Dud " Finley stuck his head under the springboard in gym? " Rudy " Riti tried to fry an egg with its shell on? ' Del " Nordstrom hooked up a Bunsen burner with a water faucet and expected gas to come out? Davies, in giving a Public Speaking talk, stated that the chief cause of divorce in the U. S. was marriage? Johnson got stuck in the bathtub? " Hank " Gray skinned his hand in the printing press? Rosenbaum " fainted " in Mr. Schoell ' s room? A seventy-fourth member of the class walked into Chapel with us in S-2? Davies went to a dance? Stanzione cracked a good joke? Hagan took a girl to a dance? " Chuck " Reilly got dizzy on gasoline? " Fish " Uplinger couldn ' t swim? " Hal " Colin went through the " optional " (obstacle) course? The Fire company paid " Smokey " Stover a visit in Banker? " Hal " Colin " fell " down the steps and broke his ankle, Davies? " Spit " Washnis turned on the radio in a car and listened to the heater for results? Al Wolf used anti-freeze for soldering flux? Cobb ran a five-lap mile? Fred Garber was a diver? Roy Hoch got to first base in Miss Widdecombe ' s room? " Spit " Washnis tore a lady ' s handbag into pieces? June [ 34 ] " Enflamed with the stud of learning and the admiration of virture; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages. " —MILTON " A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit embalmed and treasured upon purpose to a life beyond life. " —MILTON l 9 47 Sljp fflarintljian [ 35 ] ' fyocc ... Mr. MILLER.Using his own equipment Mr. MARCH.Weight-lifting Mr. BARDSLEY.Dictating an understandable letter Mr. BOWMAN.Using Wildroot Mr. RUTHRAUFF.Not collecting money Mr. DENNIS.Doing something himself Mr. STEVENS.Sticking to the subject Dr. PRESSON.”| n the cooler " Mr. LEYDON.Giving the man who knows a " B " Mr. WAGNER.Having to teach without his arms Dr. HASKELL.Not knowing how to do something Mr. JONES.Using Lifebuoy Dr. WOLF.Combing those golden locks Mr. ANDREWS.With a cast that ' s not the worst in twenty years Mr. FRIEDMANN.Not bawling someone out Mr. SCHOELL.Alone in the world Dr. MELCHIOR.Chewing gum Mr. HECK.Developing his pictures somewhere but in drafting Mr. COSTANZO.Not hanging around the Allen Hall pool room Mr. FOUST.Without a snappy prep school to talk about Mr. MacGREGOR.Loafing Mr. BAKER.Wearing an overcoat and hat Dr. MclLHATTEN.Staying awake between classes __ (Eoriutljiau [ 36 ] IQ47 (flln (Umintljtan [ 37 ] [38] And now the Class of June ' 47 goes out into the world to careers far away from the mothering guidance of their fond boyhood home, Girard College. She took us as mere infants from a world which promised nothing and shaped our minute physiques and talents to the fullness of manhood; now the time has come to depart Yet, linger a moment, Sons of Girard, and as you tearfully bid farewell. Resolve to return to these hallowed grounds, in memory if not in body, to recall the numerous joys so happily experienced at our Alma Mater. It is Friday night. Before us looms a towering structure, Founder ' s Hall, brightly illuminated against a starry background of darknes s. Can you, in the shadows of this immortal symbol of Girard, slip back into the realm of time to the night of our first class social, our J-l Hop? It was quite an odd thing to see a " hummer, " spending a half hour in the showers and another half hour dressing. Then late to the dining room no less than fifteen minutes; however, we carried with it in the form of countless sighs the assurance that our painful hour of preparation was not vainly spent. The lump in your throat when you greeted " Mr. and Mrs. " just about an hour later, made you wonder why you ever let your host, Mr. Beaker, talk you into the ordeal in the first place. Shortly you ceased to wonder when once under the starry sky you thrilled to the light chatted of the girl at your side. That was the first twirl at Socials, and you were pleased. You liked every twist, every step, and every turn of the entire occasion. Your heart beat a little faster thereafter when you talked of the J-2 Hop to come. You were growing to love Girard more and more. And that happened to us all. When finally it did come, you displayed the veteran ' s status worthy of Casanova himself. Your shoulders squared when your companion agreed that the " J-2 Bunny Hop " was the best name ever conceived for such a party. The night wore on as none you had ever before experienced. Your hosts and hostesses whirled gayly to the enchanting music of the Girard Swing Band. You reddened when your date commented, " My, you Girard fellows are smooth dancers. " Of course you replied, " Oh, you ' re just saying that. " For some reason, however, she suddenly appeared infinitely more attractive than a moment before. Ah, but wasn ' t life grand? In S-l your social grace bloomed forth at two unprecedented affairs which followed the S-l Hop itself. The efforts of our wonderful hosts and hostesses, Miss Sigmund, Mrs. Lykins, Mr. Baker, Dr. Zeil, and Mrs. MacGregor brought about the first S-l House Party ever to be conducted. Again, on November 15, 1946, we joined the socialites of Jan. ' 47 to welcome in another first, the Senior " Prom. " Our hearts went out to Miss McGhee who untiringly toiled to add this new feature to the Girard Social Calendar Under low lights and amid sweet music June ' 47, went gliding over the dance lanes at the Commencement " Prom. " Knowing this to be our last Girard social, we drank in deeply the picture of classmates gliding to all corners of the smoothly polished floor. Young girls formally attired in blue, green, pink, and yellow had a soothing effect upon our senses. When the evening ' s last chord was spent, our unbounded appreciation went out to all who had planned this wonderful affair. So go now, June ' 47, with the inspiration of these shining socials ever before you; enter! society with confidence. TO a 74J a Cvi ftctcce $7f Most likely to succeed.Eberhart Most popular.Neeper Best athlete.Stanzione Best musician. Hagan Biggest " diesel " .Wolski Best looking.Paulsen Best dancer. Jaf1er Most boisterous.DiPietro Most garrulous.Johnson Most noted seeker of recognition.p ox Most bashful.McKeever Best politician.Rolenitus Best dresser.funk Most radical. 3 rQ y Biggest smile... Least studious.Lippincott Ha PP ' est .Hirsch Tallest .Hart Shortest.. Heaviest. . Qa ' etest.Townsend Wittiest . Lusher First married.Davies Most typical " hummer " .Ammerman Biggest " wolf " .Wolf Biggest " dogger " .Auchterlonie Fastest runner.Hoch Best built. Marino Biggest feet.Budenstein Best singer.Sweeney 31f? (Enrmtlmut June [ 40 1 ISN ' T life tragic? 9 47 [ 41 ] Slip ffimiutljum Athletics In June ' 47: SOCCER Edward Bartlett. . ' 46 Frank Stanzione . . ' 46 Carlo Marino. . ' 46 Edward Wolski . . ' 46 Rudolph Riti . Frank Casaleno. . ' 46 Salvatore Gaeta. .... ' 46 Robert Neumann. .... ' 46 George Rolenitus. .... ' 46 BASKETBALL Frank Stanzione . , ' 46- ' 47 George Washnis . . ' 46- ' 47 Darrence VYarnock. . ' 46- ' 47 FENCING Robert Bell . ' 45- ' 46 ' 46- ' 47 Walter Cleighton . . ' 46- ' 47 Robert Cluely . . ' 46- ' 47 Vernon Forney . . ' 46- ' 47 GYMNASTICS Rudolph Riti . ' 44- ' 45, ' 46- ' 47 Charles Paulsen . .... ' 46- ' 47 Carlo Marino. ... ' 46- ' 47 Thomas Davies . . ... ' 46- ' 47 SWIMMING Wesley Uplinger. ' 45- ' 46, ' 46- ' 47 John Geraghty.. . ... ' 46- ' 47 BASEBALL Edward Wolski. . ' 47 Rudolph Rib . Daniel DiPetro. . ' 47 TRACK Frank Stanzione . ... ' 46, ' 47 Thomas Davies . ... ' 45, ' 47 Robert Eberhart. . ' 47 Walter Cleighton . . ' 47 John Raimondo . . ' 46 LeRoy Hoch . . ' 47 Gerge Washnis . Horace Kay . . ' 47 George Ammerman. . ' 47 Joseph DelVecchio . . ' 47 Stjp (Earintljian June [ 42 ] In the ranks of June ' 47 Girard possessed unusual athletic talent. Although a bit reserved in baseball and basketball, our athletes trod the paths of glory in soccer, track, gym, swimming, and fencing. About forty letters were earned by the class in athletic rivalry. In Frank Stanzione we boast an athlete whose rare ability places him among the immortals in Girard ' s Hall of Fame. Frank was not without his pursuers, however, for such natural all-around champions as Tom Davies, Ed Bartlett, Horace Kay, and Al Wolf afford keen rivalry in the race for top-athlete honors in the class. SOCCER —The ' 46 soccer season aroused great interest among Girard soccer fans and for the leather " toers " of June ' 47. These " booters " include Ed Bartlett, Frank Stanzione, Ed Wolski, and Rudy Riti, all of whom appeared on the starting line-up Other troopers who were to be found among the ever-ready reserves are Frank Casaleno, " Sal " Gaeta, " Muzz " Marino, Bob Neuman, Jimmy Miller, George Rolenitus John Toman, Mike Lodise, Horace Kay, " Wils " Fox, Jim Hart, and John Raimondo. Al Wolf suffered a bad knee injury which prevented his participation for the lemainder of the year. BASKETBALL — Our class failed to occupy the bright spots in basketball, but three campaigners did appear on the startng line-up. Frank Stanzione, four-letter man, Gil Palmer, and George Washnis made up this group. A smooth-working quintet of great promise were sharpshooters Del Nordstrom and Horace Kay, floor workers Hirsch and Raciti, and safeguardsman John Toman. FENCING —Fencing, the up-and-coming sport at Girard, this season made bounding headway. Led by Captain Bob Bell and Co-captain Walt Cleighton, two masters in the manly art, the duelers recorded a slate of seven wins and three setbacks. The other foilsmen who represented June ' 47 were Bob Cluley and Vernon Forney. GYMNASTICS — " Chuck " Paulsen, co-captain of the gym " trail blazers, " Carlo Marino, Tom Davies, and Rudy Riti provided the home spectators with many thrills. The fine performances of " Chuck " Paulsen and Carlo Marino so struck the eyes of Temple University ' s alert scouts that they both won scolarships. To Coach Patterson, who guided the team through a season of five wins and two losses, we express our sincere appreciation. His sincerity and perservance have developed our gymnasts and created a spirited interest in gymnastics at Girard. SWIMMING —Wes. Uplinger, our pool specialist, gave Girard ' s " aqua competitors " many headaches. Seek as they might, however, opposing coachs uncovered few who were able to shadow Wes. Our other veteran of the pool lanes, Gus Geraghty, earned distinction as a smooth and speedy backstroker. BASEBALL —Four members of the class proved effective on Girard ' s baseball diamond this season. After demonstrating the deadliness of his bat, Ed Wolski quickly occupied center field while Rudy Riti and Tom Kleback served as utility outfielder and infielder respectively. Representing our class on the pitching mound was Jimmy Miller. Dan DiPietro ' s fine managing was a credit to his ability. TRACK —Colorful feats once again have amazed us on the track. Bob (Speedy) Eberhart and " Corky " Kay vaulted the high timber as hurdlers. In addition to his many far-reaching tosses of the twelve-pound shot, team Captain Frank Stanzione hurled the discus and strengthened the team ' s running broad jump division. Three- letter man, Tom Davies, rode the bamboo pole 10 ' 6 " , an altitude which proved only two inches below the record vault of the past. Walt Cleighton and George Ammerman insisted on making practically every half-mile run a neck and neck affair for first place. Sid Hirsch, Roy Hoch, and Mike Lodise measured up in sprinting. Joe Del Vecchio performed faithfully as manager. " A solitude is the audience-chamber of God. " —LANDOR ®hr fflnrtuthian June [ 44 ] (SIpp (Ulub Almost one third of this class have devoted part of their time to singing in the Glee Club. Each one of the twenty-three participants can feel a deep satisfaction in having given his time and effort to making the Glee Club successful. Aside from having Robert Sweeney as president of this organization, we had him as a distinguished baritone soloist. Comprising that superior tenor section were Michael Lodise, Robert Williams, Thomas Davies, John Raimondo, Norman Dunshee, Matthew Pinto, and Walter Greene. The basses were more numerous than the tenors and therefore provided a good foundation for the rest of the choir. They were Wesley Uplinger, Patrick Hagan, Edward Bartlett, George Ammerman, Edward Osbourne, Banush Jaffer, Richard Brandt, John Toman, Horace Kay, Thomas Kleback, Robert Johnson, Raymond Funk, Joseph Hudak, Robert Sweeney, Donald Killgore, and J. Wilson Fox. To Dr. Harry C. Banks, Jr., goes our sincere appreciation for having so unselfishly shared his musical talents. Rehearsals with him for the Sunday morning anthems, the Christmas Concerts, and the Founder ' s Day Concerts will long be remembered. His fine leadership in these activities has certainly proved his real worth in the Girard family. Dr. Harry C. Banks, Jr. Miss Juliet C. Stacks attb COrr cstra Following the tradition of excellent bands at Girard, this term ' s organization, under the guidance and leadership of Captain Pat Hagan, rated very high. Pat was assisted by John Toman, acting in the capacity of first Lieutenant, Tom Kleback and Wes Uplinger as Second Lieutenants, and Ed Bartlett as First Sergeant. Pat ' s knowledge of music, with his ability to control the Band, made him a fine leader. The clarinet section, led by John Toman, one of the finest players in recent years, was composed of Tom Kleback, Charlie Paulsen, George Ammerman, and Bob Williams, Bob played the E flat clarinet. The saxophone was handled exceptionally well by Ed Bartlett. In the trumpet division Pat Hagan was the leading man and one of the best trumpeters ever produced here. To complete the section we had Rudy Riti on the baritone and Scott Cobb blasting away on the trombone. Under the leadership of " Corky " Kay, the drummers finished a very successful term. The Orchestra, conducted by Dick Lusher, was also very successful. The officers included Joe Hudak, assistant student leader, Benny Jaffer, as assistant concert- master, and Don Colin, personnel officer. To Mr. F( r Mr. Morrison, and Mr. Pfouts, we offer our sincere thanks. Mr. Robert W. Morrison Mr. George 0. Frey Mr. Eorl Pfouts Juliliratimtfi Boasting perhaps the largest participation in this field of any group so far, our class made a good record both in editing and printing. The " Magazine, " under the successful guidance of Pat Hagan, though it appear¬ ed only once during the term, has attained an admirable level in the field of literature and the interest of the students. Its increased content is only one evidence of its growth with Pat at the wheel. Our warmest thanks to Mr. MacGregor also. The " News " was carried through the last twenty years of service to Girard. Bob Sweeney, its Editor-in-Chief, certainly has something of which he can be proud. Harry Rosenbaum has completed the term successfully as its Assistant Editor. Professor Foust, who has commanded the " News " throughout its 20 years, has earned the un¬ dying gratitude of all those with whom he was affiliated. Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor " The Magazine " Sponsor Mr. George C. Foust " The News " Sponsor Sramatir Q Uab Our Thespians, all along the line, have pioneered the new plays and ideas of the Sponsor, Mr. Henry V. Andrews. Such new ideas as " Scenes from the Past " and " The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick " proved the value of the mind that created them. " The Inspector General " at the time was said to be the greatest production ever put on at Girard, and remained so until it was pushed from its place by the following Spring Play, " The Admirable Crichton. " With such capable students as Dick Lusher, who besides playing " Crichton " held top roles ever since he has been in the Dramatic Club, and Bob Johnson, who played Lord Loam, we had such charming ladies as Miss Ruth Steiner and Miss Edith Feld. This production is undoubtedly the epitome of dramatic achievement at Girard. Mr. Andrews has, through the medium of dra¬ matic work, endeared himself to the hearts of his co¬ workers. Mr. Henry V. Andrews Director of Dramatic Club [ 48 ] (fiprintlfiau June Natimtal ffimtnr oriptg t was with great pride that in J-2 we watched four of our number take the oath e National Honor Society. Those four were Josiah Neeper, Patrick Hagan, t Eberhart and John Toman. In S-l, four more, Frank Stanzione, Horace Kay, ;y Uplinger, and Thomas Kleback were recognized as having met the requirements of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service. Charles Gillies, George Rolenitus, and Scott Cobb, were similarly honored in our S-2 term The officers of the Society who guided its activ¬ ities during our S-2 term were elected by the members at the beginning of the term. At that time Josiah Neeper took over the Presidency, and Patrick Hagan and Wesley Uplinger were elected to the positions of Vice-President and Secretary respectively. There were probably others in our class who de¬ served membership in the society, but those who were chosen deserved the honor most. Of these fellows we are highly proud. Dr. David A. Mcllhatten Sponsor of National Honor Society l 9 47 (Eornttljtan [ 49 ] iExrrutitir (Hmnmittrr Out of the turmoil and confusion which accompanied our S-2 elections, capable Robert Eberhart emerged the class ' choice to lead in the last stretch of our Girard marathon. Like his predecessor, the president of January ' 47, Bob relinquished his positions as steersman of both the National Honor Society and the Student Council in order to fill the office of class president. In addition to these, Bob also surrendered as Editor-in-Chief of the Girard News so that he might devote his time entirely to serving his class. Chosen to perform in the capacity of President Eberhart ' s co-worker, Frank Stanzione assumed the duties of the vice-presidency. While the responsibility of the class ' funds was entrusted to Horace Kay, efficient Wesley Uplinger was charged with the secretarial chores. George Rolenitus, Student Council President, officiously attending the business of his office, became a part of the high school itself and fittingly earned the high respect of the student body. Richard Lusher ' s worth as a statesman, politician, and handyman was realized when the responsible office of Conference Committeeman went to him for his fourth term. To the National Honor Society the versatile Joe Neeper was elected to serve in the capacity of presiding official. Athlete Edward Bartlett was our class ' choice for the all-important post of Athletic Council member. (Eormtljiatt [ 50 ] June during iSattii During the past term those melodic strains soaring nightly through the open windows of Allen Hall were the musical efforts of the swing band. Yes, it was the most industrious organization on the campus. No one will deny that the " Backroom Boys " worked diligently. Those of us behind the bandstands will never forget the fun we had playing for numerous dances both in the College and beyond the walls. Nor shall we ever forget the radio experiences or the quiet snacks at Allen that followed the wonderful social affairs in which we took part. Through the efficient leadership and direction of our leader, Pat Hagan, the Band has been highly successful. Pat entered the Band in 2-2. Our drummer, " Corky " Kay, came along in J-2, followed by John Toman, Ed Bartlett, Tom Kleback, saxophonist, and George Ammerman, business manager, in S-2. Yes, we have had our dull moments and hard work too. Each night in Allen the drudgery of practicing soon took hold of us, and every player was glad to see the old clock tick around to seven thirty on the dial. But our efforts have been well rewarded. We have discovered that, in a small way, these experiences has been vital in our lives at Girard. 19 47 [ 51 ] ©Ijf (Enrinttfuin fBattaliun If, through our last year at Girard, the Battalion was a more efficient organ¬ ization, if morale was higher, if parades were more impressive, it was due in large measure to our eighteen officers. Two members of our class served on the Staff, Frank Stanzione as Captain Adjutant, and George Rolenitus as Captain Inspector. Both of these fellows once captained companies. Frank Casaleno led Company A as Captain, assisted by Lieutenant Harry Gray. Company B had for its Captain Donald Kilgore while Josiah Neeper served as a Lieutenant. Captain George Washnis and Lieutenants Wilson Fox and Raymond Koprivnikar headed Company C. For its leaders Company D had Captain Charles Gillies, Vernon Forney and Walter Cleighton. Lieutenants Robert Cluley, Robert Luce, and Delbert Nordstrom saw service as First Lieutenants in the Recruits while Salva¬ tore Gaeta, Gilbert Palmer, and Robert Eberhart were Second Lieutenants. Matthew Pinto, Carlo Marino, and Edward Wolski made up a large part of the Color Guard. To Colonel Hamilton, we are happy to ex¬ press our appreciation for his guidance and ef¬ forts in making the Battalion what it is, a ma¬ jor part of Girard life and an outstanding op¬ portunity for the development of leadership. Ctnrinthian_ June Lf. Col. James M. Hamilton Commandant of Battalion [ 52 ] PERSONALITIES—THEN AND NOW 153 ] 1947 3b? fflnrintljian A FAREWELL SONG Retreating now is the ling ' ring day; Before us spread th ' oncoming years As fond farewells our classmates say With mingled joy, and hope, and tears. For this the passing years did fly, And now To classmates we say goodbye— Somehow. Behind, now ended, years of toil; Before, a vague, uncertain veil. Our minds, our mem ' ries, must not soil The thought so dear when others fail. It does not matter where or when, A ray, A hope will live till we meet again, Some day. H Farewell, dear ivy-covered walls! Farewell, dear temple on the hill! When empty stands my memory ' s hall Dear thoughts of thee shall finger still; And when all else has fled in death, Scarred On our memory will linger life ' s breath— Girard. —DAVID LIPPINCOTT s4n taC February 4, Bucknell Glee Club. On the last evening of our Senior-one term we listened to some of the finest singing ever heard in the Girard College Chapel. The voices of the Bucknell University Glee Club surged into every corner of the chapel. February 5, Entrance to S-2. This much-awaited day marked the beginning of the end for the Class of June, 1947. With the spirit characteristic of the Class as a whole, the last period of our lives as students at Girard was predestined to be one of unsurmounted success. Feburary 12, Lincoln ' s Birthday. For the first time in our long years at Girard we enjoyed the benefits of the holiday on Lincoln ' s Birthday because the holidays of Columbus Day and Washington ' s Birthday both fell on a Saturday. At any rate, the additional holiday was appreciated. February 18, Faculty Reception. A formal reception to the members of the Senior Class was given by the members of the Faculty. The fact that we had known these men and women during our stay in the High School was disregarded during this tea party, and new introductions were in order. Mcrch 10, Stephen Girard, Humanitarian. This was a program in honor of Stephen Girard, broadcast over Radio Station WIBG by a group of selected High School students. Glimpses of his life were presented to help radio listeners learn more about our school and its founder April 22, Discontinuance of Post High School. What terrible luck 1 We were looking forward to Post High School very eagerly. Although this occurrence interfered with our plans a great deal, we are confident that they will be reshaped in a short time. April 25, Dinner to Students on Publication Staffs. When we look back on this occasion, most of us think of the real significance of this dinner. The speeches given by the Faculty members and the editors themselves were something that brought out the meaning of such a splendid occasion. It was a dinner given in recognition of the services performed by the students on the publication staffs Thank you, Miss McGhee! May 9, Spring Play. One of the principal highlights of the spring season was the play. The arduous task of making preparations for " The Admirable Crichton " result¬ ed in an excellent play, which brought to an end the Dramatic Club season. To Mr. Andrews go our thanks for his incessant work on a job well done. May 17, Founder ' s Day. On this day we realized that from now on we should be part of the alumni who return as one big family on the birthday of our benefactor to greet each other again. We have shown the alumni what we can do, and now we shall lock back to see what our successors will accomplish. May 30, Memorial Day. This day of remembrance brought the usual services in the Chapel and at the Monument, but along with it came a week end for the Senior and Junior Classes. Being something new, it was a rather pleasant release from our dai ' y routine June 14, Buffet Supper and Dance. Bringing our social life at Girard to a gay and successful finish were the Buffet Supper and the Graduation Dance. To Miss McGhee an ! njr hosts and hostesses go our deep and sincere appreciation. June i9. Graduation Day. At last 1 This is it! The most important day in the life of a Girard boy. Although it is a time of joy and sadness, it is with a deep feeling of confidence that we part, each to go his way in life l 9 47 alhr (Enrintliiau FAREWELL SONG Henry Hanby Hay Martial GIRARD COLLEGE 1. Six - teen hun - dred look - ing on, 2. We shall miss the dai - ly round, 3. Six - teen hun - dred look - i ng on, Bass a’BECKET-BANKS are in the van; to - ry at ball; low, fol - low hard, S K „ -J 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. Out be - yond the o - pen gate Lights of prom - ise glow, On - ly love il - lumes the years, Broth - ers, pass it on, There’s a world of worth be - yond, Sol - diers must not lag, 5j fe3E - - - - - 1 -1 !F = — You, who cheer’d us when we came, Bless us ere we go. Light the torch and spread the flame ’Till the years be gone. Where good for - tune waits for us, ’Neath the star - ry flag. 4 — tf " » m - » P Refrain Quiet and tenderly rit. e dim. I 5 5 Fare-well! Fare-well! Dear tem-plc on the hill; We’ll not for - get you Till our hearts be still. . i f-fP -n • [ F —H-pH— f ——H .U -■ Lm -1-1 — - Melody in Bass.

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