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6 The Corinthian First Row: Mrs. Zdanowicz, Mr. Zdanowicz Second Row: Mr. Lander, Dr. Zeil, Dr. White When we entered Allen Hall to take on one of our many new privileges, we noticed something that we had never before experienced. All through Girard we were used to living and working in groups. However, with the title of " Senior " , we had to adopt a sense of responsibility and indiv iduality. Allen was something altogether different. As we moved through the College, the thought of living in Allen became more and more real. Then, after those patient years, that dream became a reality. We soon became used to bells ushering us off to the dining room, or chapel, or reminding us that study would soon begin. " Good night, men, scholars, and friends, " were little sayings of our housemasters when they checked the rooms at night. PHONE RUSH OF ' 56 The writer of the song " Forty-five Men in the Telephone Booth " got his inspiration after he saw the Allen Hall phone booth the night before a dance. The phone calls, however, enabled us to get dates for our dances and house parties that were a big success due to the efforts of Dr. Zeil. On Friday, February 13, 1956 Allen Hall enrolled the first co-ed. The little girl, Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zdanowicz. Now, on Commencement Day, everything that we experienced in Allen Hall lives in the cher¬ ished past.
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Class of June, 1956 5 To the Graduates of 1 956 : When you receive this book, you will be in the midst of the emotional excitement and the activity of graduation. Not now, perhaps, but later, after " the shouting and the tumult dies,” read this letter very care¬ fully and ponder a bit, as we who work with you are now pondering, over the measure of our success in your education. This is our deep concern for the members of your class even as it has been for all the Girardians who have preceded you. There is no great question over the adequacy of your academic or vocational preparation. The thor¬ oughness of your knowledge in the various academic fields and the soundness of judgements based thereon have been tested so frequently and the skills developed in your vocational courses have been observed so regularly and repeatedly that, in these respects, we are confident you are well qualified to find and fill successfully a satisfactory place in community life. Many of you are well equipped by ability, performance, and motivation to continue in the field of higher education; all of you are prepared vocationally to make a good start in bus¬ iness or industry. What we ponder over is the degree to which you have become men. Have we helped you enough along the way? In the classroom, in your dormitory life, and throughout all the many activities in which you have been engaged, have we taught successfully and emphasized enough those principles of living and traits of char¬ acter which make the " good life” possible? Are you men of integrity? Are you honest, reliable and trustworthy? Are you fair and kind and un¬ selfish? Do you have the courage to do that which you know is ' right? Do you persevere in your efforts to im¬ prove? Do you practice the Golden Rule? Will you be friendly and cooperate? Will you be reverent? These are among the major questions you will have to face not once but over and over again along the road you travel. However worthy your present intention may be, you cannot give an immediate reply; the answer will be found in your reaction to the innumerable situations, great or small, you will meet in life. The answer is your life. Therefore we ponder sincere, we hope confidently that you will keep unsullied the Girard reputation for building men of character, and we pray that our instruction and influence during these formative years will be of use and help. May God bless you. Sincerely yours, Karl R. Friedmann Vice-President
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Class of June, 1956 7
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