Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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CORINTHIA xjlN educated man is first, capable of usually hitting upon the right course. Secondly, he will meet any company, however disagreeable, with easy good temper and show to all men fairness and gentleness. Thirdly, he will be master of himself in misfortune and pain. Four¬ thly, and most important, his head will not be turned by success. - Isocrates ( I lz xatzj uLLij J zclicatz thi± H3 oolz to Z x. c ) oL ' r ZXt ( I V. ' Bulk B.S. in Ed. Resident Master in Music and Choir Director A [x. ' j.oizjifi (J. JSunyznii. B.S., M.A. in Ed. Office of Business Education d ![x. czRokzxt Jlzxoy ( Wilson B.A. Junior Housemaster, Allen Hall Faculty and Librarians in Secondary Education Men of merit and experienced trainers of the minds of youth. — Plato Administration Lauris R. Wilson Senior Resident Master in Business Education and Administrative Assistant Malcolm J. Nicholson Director of Elementary Education Charles T. Cunningham Resident Master in Science and Guidance and Administrative Assistant Ernest L. Ogden, Jr. Assistant Director of Elementary Education Karl R. Friedmann Dr. E. Newbold Cooper John C. Donecker Vice-President President Assistant and Director of to the President Secondary Education OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT To the Graduates of 1957: May you be brave and cheerful as you start out today into a world that desperately needs you and eagerly awaits your performance. Wherever you go, in any part of our great nation, you will face the persistent and recurring problems of economic self sufficiency, loyal citizenship and the good life for which every generation of graduates must search out its own answers. Opportunities have never been greater, rewards never higher, nor pitfalls ever deeper. As the complexity of life increases, the period of preparation becomes never ending and, consequently, you must strive to remain the learner even as you become the doer or the server. An open mind, a cooperative attitude and a willing spirit will be the chief components in your efforts to make a contribution to mankind. To this end your Girard education can serve you well. The long years you have spent in this great school and the lessons you have learned here have, we hope, laid the foundation for a well informed and thinking mind, controlled emotions, a deep faith in God and your fellowman. May you build upon that foundation a structure which, like the Biblical house built upon the rock, will stand firm against all the adversities of life. Men of ' 57, you have earned our affection and respect during your years at Girard. Find a spot in your minds and hearts to place our deep desire that you may live long, fruitful, happy years, and our hope that the challenges of life will always bring out your best. Sincerely yours, - far ■ rtywedmann Vice-President Dear Mr. Girard, Your college has been our home and our school for the past t en years, and now, with our school work completed, we shall graduate to another level of life. To separate from our friends and to leave behind all that has given meaning to our lives is the reality of our second commencement. With your help we have been growing and learning and preparing for this beginning. Looking back through the years, we can see ourselves entering the Main Gate for the first time, timid " Newbies” gazing in awe at Founder’s Hall, where you now rest. We remember vividly the fears and the wondering of that first day. Today we have reached our first goal, and we face a new beginning. Now that we are looking forward to our colleges, our jobs, our new responsibilities, and our larger independence in this turbu¬ lent world, we feel proud of our training, proud of our heritage, proud of being Girardians. Blended with this pride there is a sadness as we leave, for we are parting from friends, both adults and class¬ mates. We arc leaving the playing fields, the halls, and the class¬ rooms which have been a part of our growing and learning. We must go, however, because we must begin a new life. We, the class of 1957, want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Mr. Girard, for the opportunities we have received and the education we have been given through your generosity and the fulfillment of your dreams. You have helped thousands of boys and we arc of them. In our lives hereafter, we shall try to emulate your life, and to make our creed of living your words, " My deeds must be my life. When I am dead, my actions must speak for me.” We shall never forget your unselfishness and benevolence towards us, Mr. Girard, and we will always remain loyal to you and your school. The Class of 19 57 ACTIVITIES If activities are wholesome, youths themselves become wholesome, and they will grow up into well conducted and virtuous citizens. - Plato Battalion First Row — Perazzelli, Drasher, D’Alessandro, Buck, Young Second Row — Mancuso, Paone, Hansen, Hartman, Johnson Third Row — Finn, Consavage, Czachor, Skojec, Hehnen Fourth Row — Wolff, Falciani, Brooks, Palmer, Colland Fifth Row — Cellucci, Zarallo, Lazzaro, Angell, White Sixth Row — DuBell, Taylor, Singer, Carnilli Seventh Row — Thomas, Zend a, Powell, Lynch, Vita, Martin, Wood, Cuningham M ILITARY training and the opportunity for growing young men to accept responsibility have been the outstanding benefits of the ' Batty, " which this year, as well as years gone by, is responsible for the fine achievements of a worthwhile organization. Leadership, patience, time, and interest have played an important role in the making of a splendid leader, Cadet Major John D’Alessandro, who, by assiduous effort has led a successful Battalion. Assisting him in this task were Captain Inspector Bruce Perazzelli, Captain of Recruits, Carl Drasher, and Lieutenant Quartermaster Eugene Buck. Company commanders were Captains, Bill Hartman, Rich Paone, George Young, and John Hansen. With the deeply appreciated help and advice from Colonel Hamilton, the Battalion, through hard work and thorough practices on Friday afternoons, helped make Founder’s Day the treasured event that it was. Not only were the drills displayed with perfect co-ordination, but the entire day became richer to every spectator. Competitive Drill, with its coveted first place, is for the members of the " Batty” the high point of the year. This is a real opportunity for the officers of each company to show how well their groups have been trained, and how they rank with other companies. Col. Hamilton instructs officers. — 8 — Concert Baud First Row — Schley, Woolston, Laurie Second Row — Evans, Sulvetta, Luck Ayre, ' Wright (Not Pictured) T HE members of the Band will long remember the many occasions and activities which they enjoyed. The Christmas Concert was one of our best. This year, for the first time, the Band was able to display its talents on television for Dave Garroway’s program, Today. The Christmas and Founder ' s Day Concerts, the annual day at the Zoo, the trip on the Wilson Line, and the exchange concerts with Palmyra and Olney High Schools are good memories. Under the experienced leadership of Captain George Woolston, the Band brought to a close another successful year. His assistants were first lieutenants Gerald Schley and Richard Laurie and second lieutenants Karl Luck, Tony Sulvetta, David Evans, and Richard Wright. Calvert Ayre was our first sergeant. We are proud of their accomplishments. Our class was represented in almost all sections of the Band. As first clarinetist we had Gerald Schley. In the trumpet section we had Richard Laurie and Calvert Ayre. On the flute was Richard Wright and playing a smooth baritone was David Evans. George Woolston on the tuba supported a strong bass section. Their combined talents contributed much to the quality of the Band, and have given us many wonder¬ ful memories of our school and our work. The songs they played will be with us throughout our lives. Much of our success through the years can be accredited to Mr. Robert Morrison, with whom we have worked closely. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude for his guidance and patient instruction. The Band on Parade — 9 — Uremia I k Club First Row — Vita, Hancock, Lazzaro, Falciani, Young, Singer Second Row — Crosbee, Heaney, Luck, Zarallo, Hebnen, Gruerio, Perazzelli Third Row — Palmer, Thomas, Brooks, O’Donnell, Hansen Fourth Row — Cuningham, Spurlin, deCamara, Finn, Hartman O UR class has been well represented in the Dramatic Club. Some members have appeared in five plays. In Where E’er We Go, a play concerning soldiers in a barracks about to be ship¬ ped overseas, we contributed the greatest number of actors. Other plays in which we took prom¬ inent parts were The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Let Freedom Ring, Gringoire and the King, and Stephen Girard, Humanitarian, a serious play about the part our founder played in the famous Philadelphia Yellow Fever epidemic. In the Fall of 1956, Tony Lazzaro, Mike Falciani, Donald Hancock, and George Young were elected as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer respectively. Much of the credit for these successful productions must go to Mr. Henry V. Andrews. With¬ out his experienced coaching, the plays could not have had the success that was theirs. Lazzaro, our first Thespian, in the background of " The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet ” A tense scene from " Where E ' er We Go " 1 Girard News First Row — Woolston, Young, Finn, Glover, Angell, Schley, Falciani, White, Joe Lully Second Row — O ' Donnell, Aldinger, DuBell, Hehnen, D’Alessandro, Mancnso, Stanton, Wolff, Ault, Paone, Drasher Third Row — Georgell, Cansavage, Jamieson, Fisher, J. Lally, Calhoun, Cooper, Gedraitis, Wyatt Fourth Row — Wright, Evans, Palmer, Lazzaro, Zarallo, Reiser, Ay re, Colland Fifth Row — Gransback, Singer, Crosbee, Woomer, Abele, Davis, Flartman Sixth Row—Sul vet ta, deCamara, Zend a T HIS year the staff of the Girard News has worked assiduously to produce for us, the readers, a newspaper that was interesting, that had a wide coverage, and that was well organ¬ ized. With the combined efforts of the largest staff in Girard history the boys succeeded in doing just that, and we are appreciative of their efforts. The News was edited by Charles Finn, George Glover, John Angell, and Gerald Schley. The fine layouts and the design of the newspaper this year was the result of their interest and ability. Heading the " Sports Department” were Michael Falciani and George White. Working under them were Bob Aldinger, Mark Hehnen, Will Abele, and Rich Paone. These boys covered the sports events of the campus completely and effectively. Many fine and descriptive write-ups appeared in their columns. The difficult task of writing the " Personalities” column was handled by Dave Evans who vividly created many of the personalities in our school life. Pleasing humor was added by the excellent writings of Tony Lazzaro and Sam Zarallo in the " Ho-Hum” column. Leon Singer managed the Exchange Department and established some new exchanges with a number of schools. Bob deCamara’s column, " The Allenite,” was a pleasing feature. We must not forget the good work of our Business Manager, Richard Wright and our Illustrator, Clifford Cros¬ bee. Working between the Print Shop and the staff, our Printing Advisor, George Woolston, help¬ ed add to the efficiency of the staff. The appearance of many clear and exciting action shots can be accredited to our Photographer, Francis Georgell, who gave much of his time to the taking and developing of the film. Our Research man was Sam Gransback and our Book Critics were Albert Gedraitis and Joe Lally. The distributing of The News was taken care of by John Colland. The reportorial leg work, the copy writing, and the meetings are all memories of a good year and the hours of work and discussion which we enjoyed. We are grateful to our sponsor, Dr. Raymond Haskell, and to Mr. Arnold Daffin for his patience and help in printing The News. We are also sincerely appreciative of the financial help of our loyal Alumni. — 11 — Corintliuiii First Row — Cumtigbam, Hehnen Second Row — Jamieson, Spurlin, Crosbce, Wools ton, CollanJ, Z enda Third Row — Hartman, Woomer, Dai is, Skojec (Not pictured ) Falciani A S WE look over our Corinthian, we remember the work of preparation that has made any position on the Corinthian staff satisfactory. In our first meeting, the class selected Michael Falciani, William Skojec, David Woomer, George Woolston, and Richard Zenda to write up the copy. For the job of Corinthian photographers. Bill Hartman and Jay Davis were chosen. We shall enjoy their good work for years to come. John Colland took on the essential task of Printing Advisor. John’s suggestions were always good, and his knowledge was an ever-handy help. Under the guidance and instruction of Mr. M. Arnold Daffin, the students of the Print shop set up and printed this Class Book. The Art in the Corinthian, although somewhat limited, was created by John Jamieson and Clifford Crosbee, and did credit to their abilities. A busy position this year was the Business Manager’s. Frederick Spurlin was appointed to this job. We are indebted to Fred for the job he did as combination messenger, liason man, and bookkeeper. To do the planning, organizing, some writing, and preliminary proof-reading, John Cun- ingham and Mark Hehnen were elected as Co-Editors-in-chief. With this fine staff behind them, they couldn’t help putting out a Corinthian of the high calibre that we think it is. Dr. Raymond I. Haskell, as our sponsor, gave us timely suggestions and with his experience from years past, gave us helpful hints on copy and organization. Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor has sponsored all the copy. After organizing, the staff moved steadily to complete the yearbook we are now enjoying. As the last page is turned over, we realize what the Corinthian will mean to us in later years, when we look back on the fond memories of our foster-home. Our affection for our school will be aroused by stirring words, " We ' ll not forget you till our hearts be still.” — 12 — Ulee i ' luli First Row — Lynch, Lazzaro, Aldinger, Evans, Young, Mr. Bush, Woolston, Wright, O’Donnell, Collantl, Taylor Second Rou — Buck, Gedraitis, Zarallo, Falciaui, Schley, Camilli, Mason, Laurie, Brooks, Smith, West, Drasber, Siner, Czachor, DuBell, Gruerio, Perazzelli, Angell Third Row — Mancuso, Wolff, Palmer, Wherry, Wood, Glover, Roschak, Spurlin, Luck, Kerry, Ayre, Searight, Ault, Zend a T T can be said with pride and confidence that this year’s Glee Club was one of which we can be proud. A record membership of eight-eight boys and our new director, Mr. Bush, worked enthus¬ iastically and steadily throughout the year. The elected leaders were George Young, President, George Woolston, Vice-President, David Evans, Secretary, and Richard Wright, Librarian. In addition to the performances at the Christmas Concert and on Founder’s Day, the members took part in the " Singing City” performances at the Academy of Music. They also sang some entirely new and inspiring anthems each Sunday. This year something new was enjoyed by the student body and guests as the Glee Club gave a Spring Concert. It was the first time this had been done, and it was a complete success. Featur¬ ing two guest soloists, June Elliott and Tommy Perkins, the choir sang many favorites from " Porgy and Bess,” " Show- boat,” and " Oklahoma.” We are proud of and will long remember the fine Performance of that even¬ ing. We wish to thank Mr. B ' ish and Miss Stacks for their sacrifices and con¬ sistent efforts to make the Glee Club what it was. Glee Club and Choir at a Sunday morning rehearsal — 13 — Girardian First Row — Fisher, Aldinger, Hancock, Georgell, Crosbee Second Row — Stanton, Glover, DuBcll, Cuningham, Abele Third Row — Davis, Angell, Wolff, deCamara, Gedraitis, Evans, Czachor, Camilli I ' HIS year’s Girardian, created by the capable pens of seventeen of the class scribes, and directed by Donald Hancock who, as the editor, presented a balanced selection of material which portrayed our numerous talents. The staff worked seriously with the editor, and the result is a magazine that contained material that was varied, of interest to all, and of good quality. The writers of prose on the staff were Bruce Fisher, John Cuningham, Harry Stanton, Fran¬ cis Georgell, Jay Davis, Bill Wolff, and Robert deCamara. Poetry was contributed by Albert Gedraitis, Dave Evans, and Bob Aldinger. These three did a commendable job. Clifford Crosbee and Gerald Schley did excellent work on the covers and illustrations for the various articles. Their art work throughout the book did much to make it attractive. The work that appeared was selected not only from the staff, but from material submitted by boys from all the High School classes. It ranged from articles on summer jobs to essays on months of the year, friendship, and democracy. This wide field of subject matter that was chosen by our writers is indicative of how worthwhile an organization like the Girardian is, and how it gives a boy a chance to express himself. Rocco Camilli, under the supervision of Mr. Arnold Daffin in the Print Shop, set up the Girard¬ ian and directed the printing of it. After his proof-reading, the copy was sent back to Mr. Mac¬ Gregor for a second check. His suggestions and direction served as a balance wheel to our efforts. To all the boys on the staff, who bore the brunt of the work, to the members of the Faculty who gave ‘a helping hand, and to anyone who contributed to our school magazine, the Class of ’57 expresses its appreciation for a job well done. — 14 — WG€ Program First Row — Singer, Hancock, Hehnen, Lazzaro, Powell Second Row — White, Spurlin, Stanton, Gransback, Lynch, Cuningham, Abele Third Row — Colland, Z enda, Kerry, Ecans, Sulvetta, Daiis, Drasher, Woollier Fourth Row — Johnson, Finn, Palmer, Heaney ' C VERY Monday morning a selected piece of music starts the auditorium program that is intended to give the weekly news of the campus, a summary of the world’s situation, perhaps an interest¬ ing science note, and a bit of humor. Ever since its initiation, WGC has been eagerly anticipated by the upper three classes, so that they can start " blue Monday” with a smile. Under the supervision of Mr. Henry V. Andrews, this program has given opportunities to many boys to learn effective speak¬ ing, and to express themselves through the scripts prepared each week. The difficult task of assembling these scripts and adding a finishing touch of his own fell to Donald Hancock, a worthy recipient of this honor. He worked hard, was vitally interested, and by his leadership developed a staff and a program of good quality. His work was a positive contribu¬ tion to the school. Assisting him in writing the script with its varied information were John Cuningham, who wrote on current events along with Richard Zenda, and Jay Davis (who also handled swimming news). David Evans wrote up general campus news, Lee Powell covered track, Carl Drasher, soc¬ cer, George Glover, basketball, Wilbert Abele, baseball, George White, wrestling, Charles Finn, fencing, Harold Stanton, gym, Sam Gransback, social events, and John Colland, intramural sports. These boys created an abundant supply of interesting and amusing scripts which developed into good programs. The job of presenting this work to the audience was done by Mark Hehnen and his associates. Mark was aided each week by an alternating group of announcers, consisting of Bill Lynch, Dave Woomer, Tom Johnson, Tony Sulvetta, Tony Lazzaro, Dave Palmer, Leon Singer, and Fred Spurlin. We must also mention Jim Heaney and Ted McCabe, who did a capable job as the technic¬ ians, and Pat Kerry and Leroy Keiser, who acted as alternates. To Mr. Henry Andrews, the strength behind these programs, we express our thanks for all of his patient help. Clubs First Row — Dads, Hartman, Georgell Second Row — Abclc, Ault, Brooks, Ayre PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB This year, as usual, the Photography Club’s handiwork graced the publications of the Girard News and the Corinthian. The photography in our year-book is a tribute to their hobby and the working hours devoted to it. The officers of the club were Bill Hartman, President, Jay Davis, Vice-President, Bill Ayre, Treasurer, and Frank Brooks, Secretary. For the pictures they took at dances, for publications, and for special occasions, we shall always be grateful. First Row — Ayre, O ' Donnell, Roschak, Luck, Wood, Brooks Second Rou —Mr. Conklin, Cooper, Sincr, Searigbt, Loewcr RIFLE CLUB The boys who were interested in the fine art of shooting have reported to the Armory every Tuesday throughout the year to develop their skill with the rifle. This club gives every boy who is interested a chance to see if he can hit a perfect score, 100. Under the able super¬ vision of Mr. Conklin, who helps and guides their work, the Rifle Club has increased its member¬ ship and its value, and has become a source of real pleasure to its members. Some outstanding members were Wallace Loewer, John Searight, Mike O Donnell, and Ed¬ mund Roschak. The abilities developed by these boys can be enjoyed for many years to come. 16 — First Row — D ' Alessandro, Schley, San .chi, Ursone, Laurie, Lane, Friebel Second Rou — Costello, Sulvetta, Luck, Ellis, Melt Third Row — Singer, Colland, Morrow, Si ford, Evans T HE Swing Band for the school year 1956-1957 did an excellent job. Under the efficient leader- A ship of Richard Laurie the Sunsetters practiced through long hard hours to develop their talents. They introduced " The Man With the Golden Arm,” " The Little Brown Jug,” and " Marie.” These blended with old favorites made class dances and other social events interesting and pleasant. John D’Alessandro played the first guitar ever heard in a Hum dance band. David Evans con¬ tributed to the rhythm section of the Sunsetters with his fine piano playing. Karl Luck and Tony Sulvetta handled the trombones. Gerald Schley played both the clarinet and the saxophone, and did an enviable job on both. From the ranks of the Swing Band came a highly esteemed quintet known as The Saints. This " combo” starred Rich Laurie, Karl Luck, Gerald Schley, and two juniors, John Siford and Pete Costello. The Saints livened many a class dance with their renditions of " When The Saints Come Marching In” and " High Society.” We cannot forget the hard-working managers, John Colland and Leon Singer, who did more than their share of the work in the organization. We would like to thank the alumni for their generosity in supplying funds for music and other expenses. The Swing Band is a completely stu¬ dent-run organization, the first of its kind in Girard, and we are proud of its ac¬ complishments. Wherever they appeared the audience enjoyed a mus¬ ical treat. We have all had a great deal of pleasure and a better year because of their efforts. . , , The Saints flaying at a class dance. Swing Band Student Center First Row — Jones, Bruno. Roberts, Cermele, White Second Ron — Ayre, Ault, Mr. Dunkle, Reiser U T ET’S go down to the ’studie,’ ” has been a familiar phrase ever since we can remember. A real ■ — ' boon to hungry " hummers,” the Student Center is a focal point in Girard. It has always been a meeting place for anybody who wants to have the benefits of this student-run endeavor. It has also given an excellent opportunity to boys who are interested in gaining valuable experience in running a store and learning of the many facets of business that are involved. It provides needed and welcome funds for various activities in our Girard life. Among these are dances, and a share in the expense of the Corinthian. Here we spend our money on candy or school supplies, and the profit is returned to us. Certainly this is an excellent business procedure. On Founder’s Day every year, one can be sure that the busiest spot on the campus will be the " Palace,” as the Student Center is sometimes called. After the weeks of preparation for this event, the sight of the hundreds of people that appear at sometime throughout the day must be a welcome sight to the manager of the store. Another welcome function of this organization is the bi-annual Canteen Dance, which is completely under the auspices of the faculty sponsor and his staff. This is the most informal dance in Girard’s social program, and is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attends. Alan Ault volunteered to represent our class as manager, a position which entails arduous work. We were indeed lucky to have him as the manager, for he introduced innovations, kept things up to date, and, in general, had the Center running efficiently. Aiding him in this vital part of Girardiana were George White, Assistant Manager, Leroy Keiser, Bookkeeper, and Counter Heads, Walter Simmons, Calvert Ayre, and Richard Jones. Joe Mancuso, John Cuning- ham, Jim Heaney, Bill Wolff, Arnold DuBell, Dave Palmer, Frank Brooks, Fred Spurlin, and Chuck Finn all helped at the various counters to provide excellent service. The sponsor, Mr. George H. Dunkle, gave generously of his time to help the store operate smoothly, and w ' as always willing to do a lion’s share of the w ' ork. There are very few- boys that have not appreciated, at one time or another, the presence of this activity, where each individual purchases w ' hat he needs without having to leave Girard. Items ranging from ice cream to shaving cream, from flash bulbs to stamps, can readily be had for a normal price. — 18 — National Honor Society First Row — Evans, Zend a, Reiser Second Row — Cuningham, Aldinger, White, Hehnen Third Row — Hartman, Drasher, Angell, Glover " T " HE National Honor Society is an organization that has as its precepts, Service, Leadership. -I Scholarship, and Character. It is an honorary group of great influence which takes into its limited membership only the " cream of the crop” of the leaders in the upper two classes. When the chosen boys step forward in the assembly to receive their gold pins, we know that they are being reward¬ ed for a job w r ell done, and for undeniable integrity. It is an honor of which they may well be proud. The inductions for the Society are solemn occasions occurring tw ' ice a year. On the appointed Friday in the spring or fall a prominent person is invited to address the high school assembly as a part of the exercises. These have ahvays been interesting and worthwhile. This is a time also when a chosen member of the Society gives a talk on the ideals and principles of the Honor Society and their importance in everbody’s daily life. The program emphasizes the honor conferred on the elected members and the prestige they have earned. They then make a pledge to live up to the leadership they have won and to serve as examples of demeanor to the entire student body. In our Junior year Carl Drasher, Bill Hartman, Richard Zenda, Leroy Keiser, Dave Evans, and Robert Aldinger were elected to the Society. During the succeeding fall term Leroy Keiser was chosen President, Robert Aldinger, Vice-President, and Dave Evans, Secretary. On November 6, 1957, the second inductions were held, and Mark Hehnen, John Cuningham, George Glover, John Angell, and George White stepped onto the platform to receive their pins, and to accept the responsibilities granted to them. In the spring election, Richard Zenda was chosen President, a well deserved position for " Zeke.” Leroy Keiser w ' as elected Vice-President, and Dave Evans was again elected Secretary- Treasurer. The understanding and help of Mr. Albert Schoell, the faculty sponsor, contributed heavily to the creation of a strong and reliable group, a group that extends service, acts as a leader, main¬ tains high scholastic standards, and acts as a guidepost in citizenship for the student body. — 19 — Life In Allen First Row — Mr. Fisel, Mrs. Fisel, Mr. Wilson Second Row — Dr. White, Dr. Z cil, Mr. Lander G REAT expectations and mixed emotions were experienced as we moved into Allen Hall. Here, we were to complete the last year of our life at Girard. The new privileges and respon¬ sibilities were accepted, and all of us looked forward to a year that promised to surpass all of our expectations. We express our deepest appreciation to our housemasters. Dr. Zeil, Mr. Lander, Dr. White, Mr. Fisel, and Mr. Wilson, for making our last year happy and comfortable. We could always depend on these men to share and solve our many problems. During our stay at Allen the bonds of our friendships with classmates have become stronger, our understanding deeper. We have become " brothers of Girard” and have found a loyalty and a belief which our school and friends have given us. The memories of Allen are rooted in our lives forever. They are full of color and meaning and life. A high point in our senior life was the trip to Washington, where we did our best to represent Girard and to enjoy ourselves. We learned much about our government and about buildings and places of national interest. We are indeed greatly indebted to the alumni for making a very pleasant addition to our collection of memories. As the Class of 1957 gets together as a complete group for the last time and we each go our separate way of life, we will carry away with us the thoughts and experiences which have given us one of the best years of our lives. — 20 — SENIORS I will strive to hand on my fatherland greater and better than 1 found it. I will not consent to anyone’s disobeying the Constitution . . . I will honor the institutions . , . my forefathers established. — From the Ef hebic Oath THE CORINTHIAN CLu. of PRESIDENT, STUDENT BODY WILLIAM EDWIN HARTMAN (Shark) 120 Washington Lane, Coatesville, Pa. Entered: September 7, 1946 Course: General and Carpentry Activities: National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Captain, Co. B, 56- 57; Girard News, ’55-’56; Corinthian Staff, ’57; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Photography Club, ’5 5 -’57; Swimming, ’54-’57; Captain, Swimming Team, ’57. Shark is the kind of classmate every class envies. Besides being Student Body President he was a leader in every other activity of which he was a mevtber. Dear Fellow Girardians, Tomorrow our class will leave Girard. This means that each of us will move nearer to the fulfillment of his hopes. The duty and the right to make our school better must be assumed by you who follow us. We hope that we have contributed somewhat to this aim, and toe trust that you will improve on our efforts. Standing here on the threshold of Girard ' s education — graduation, let us give some advice. Work and work hard. Strive in every way to make your school great, in the class, in the shop, on the athletic field, and in the house. Never be satisfied short of your best. Be proud of the name Girard carries, and be always ready to improve that name. Never forget the golden opportunity which she has laid at your feet. Do all these things conscientiously so that when you are ready to graduate, you will be able to look back, and say honestly that you have given your best efforts to make our school better. The class of 1957 becomes part of the past. We leave you with the hope that your remaining days may be prosperous and enjoyable, but also we remind you of the tremendous debt we all owe our Alma Mater, a debt that can be paid only in loyalty throughout the years. Sincerely yours, William Hartman — 22 — THE CORINTHIAN PRESIDENT CARL LUTHER DRASHER (Carl) 3 l i Main Street, Upper Lehigh, Pa. Entered: February 5, 1948 Course: Academic and Automotive Activities: National Honor Society, ’56-’57; American Legion Award; Captain of Recruits, Staff, ’S6-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ' 56-’57; Senior Life Saving, ' 56; Student Council, ’56-’57; Girard News, ' 5 5-’57; Wrestling, ' 56; Soccer, ' 55, ' 56; First Team, All Independent Soccer, ' 56; Track, ' 55. Carl proved himself to be a leader by guiding our class through many trying situations. Whether we remember his friendliness, his hard work, or his fine personality, Carl will remain in our thoughts as a leader, sportsman, and scholar. Dear Classmates: Graduation at Girard has a much deeper meaning than the usual commencement exercises. We are not only completing our high school education: we are permanently leaving our home, our friends, and a way of life that has been ours since we were children. The diploma we receive will be a symbol of ten years of work and play, of growing and learning. When the big day finally arrives we ' ll be happy, because we have completed what we came to this school to do. We feel the satisfaction of accomplishment, but we also feel a sadness and an emptiness in the thought we are to leave o ur real friends. We have helped each other and shared our lives and now we set out alone. Our last glances at the sturdy Corinthian columns will remind us that we have fulfilled the prerequisites for a higher education, and must now face the world as men who will make their own decisions. Our teachers have done everything within their power to help us, and we are grateful and appreciative. It has been for us a privilege to spend our childhood at this great school. We must be proud of Girard heritage and we must live better lives because of it. Let us keep our heads high, do the best job we’re capable of doing, and prove that we are worthy of the trust we have been given. Sincerely, Carl L. Drasher — 23 — THE CORINTHIAN dtaii oj- VICE-PRESID ENT EUGENE FRANCIS BUCK (Gene) Chest Springs, Cambria County, Pa. Entered: September 5, 1946 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Lieutenant Quartermaster, Staff, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’16; President, Junior Class, Sophomore Class, and S-2; Student Council, ’54-’57; Student Center, ’56; Good Sportsmanship Award, ’54; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Track, ’55; Soccer, ’55, ’56; Wrestling, ’57. Gene’s popularity can be easily understood. His friendliness, ath¬ letic ability, and leadership make him a respected, well-liked friend. Gene will be long remembered. SECRETARY GEORGE EDWARD GLOVER (G.G.) 689 W. Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Secretary, Junior Class; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, 5S-’56; Co-Editor, Girard News, 56-’57; Girardian, ’5 5- ’5 6; All-Intramural Soccer Team, ’5 5; Student Council, ’56-’57; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Sergeant, Co. A, 55-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Soccer, ’56. Among his many activities George was editor of the Girard News, a position which typified the leadership he exhibited throughout his life in the Hum. TREASURER RICHARD JOSEPH ZENDA (Zeke) 74 Warner Street, Plains, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1947 Course: Academic and Electrical Activities: Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’5 5-’57; Na¬ tional Honor Society, ’56-’57; Sergeant Major, Color Guard, ’56- ’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Corinthian Staff, ’57; Gym, ’5 5-’57; Captain, Gym Team, ’57; Baseball, ’5 5, ’56; Soccer, ’56. In addition to his bard work and athletic achievements, Zeke will surely be remembered for his fine and pleasant personality. You were a true friend, Zeke, and an outstanding Hummer. — 24 — Cj-unz, 1Q57 THE CORINTHIAN WILBERT DAVIS ABELE (Abes) 2 5 W. Merchant Street, Audubon, N. J. Entered: November 1, 1948 Course: General and Carpentry Activities: Girard News, ’yS-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Gir- ardian, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’55-’57; Photography Club, ’55-’57; Wrestling, ’56, ’57. Abes took a lot of ribbing, but he proved that he was as big in heart as he was in stature. He never lost his sense of humor and he always tried to do his best. ROBERT WILSON ALDINGER (Bob) 1203 Hanover Acres, Allentown, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: National Honor Society, ’56-’57; President, National Honor Society, ' 56-’57; Concert Band, ’5354; Cultural Olym¬ pics, ’54; Rifle Club, ’5 5-’57; Girard News, ’55-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Second Prize, Early Eighties Essay Contest, ’5 5; Student Center, ’56-’57; Wrestling, ’56, ’57. Bob is known for his fine work in the classroom and his partic¬ ipation in many activities. He shared his happiness with many. As a member of the N.H.S., he kept the tone of Girard high. Bob, farewell. JOHN WILSON ANGELL (John) R.F.D. 1, Califon, N.J. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Electrical Activities: President, J-l, S-l; Student Council, ' 55-’57; Girard News, ’55-’56; Co-Editor, Girard News, ’56-’57; Girardian, ’56; Glee Club, ’56-’57; First Sergeant, Co. C, ’56-’57; National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Swimming, ’56, ’57. John’s quality of leadership was recognized by his participation in the Student Council. Hard tcork, a ready smile, and athletic prowess made John popular. ALAN GEORGE AULT (Al) 7912 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 9, 1949 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Student Center, ’54-’57; Business Manager, Student Center, ’56-’57; Concert Band, ' 52-’5 5; Rifle Club, ’5 5-’57; Photography Club, ’5 5-’57; Recording Secretary, Student Coun¬ cil, ’56-’57; Cultural Olympics, ’53, ’54; Glee Club, ’56-’57. Much of the success of the Student Center is due to Al s hard work and consistent effort. We feel sure that he will be just as successful in future years. — 25 — of- THE CORINTHIAN CALVERT WILLIAM AYRE (Wimps) Route 1, Jackson, South Carolina Entered: September 13, 1948 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Concert Band, ’54-’57; First Sergeant, Concert Band, ’56-’57; Photography Club, Treasurer, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’5 5- ’57; Student Center, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, ' S6-’S7. Though one of the quieter members of the class, Wimps’ perseverance and effort will overcome any obstacles in his life. His musical talents have helped much in making the College Band a success. FRANK CHARLES BROOKS (Frank) 700 South Adams Street, West Chester, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Electrical Activities: Rifle Club, ’5 5-’57; Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Photography Club, ’5 5-’57; Secretary, Photo¬ graphy Club, ’56-’57; First Sergeant, Co. A, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57. Frank has always been modest and sociable. His helping hand was ever ready for those who needed it. Although he is very happy by nature, he can be serious when the occasion demands. We wish him the best of luck. ROCCO DANIEL ANTHONY CAMILLI (Rock) 8903 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, Pa. Entered: February 7, 1946 Course:: General and Printing Activities: Recruit Lieutenant, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Printing Advisor, Girardian, ’ 56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Firing Squad, ’57; Soccer, ’56. With his good looks and fine personality, Rock had no trouble with the girls. A good goalie and friend, we can feel sure that he will find a real place in the world. Best of luck, Rock. DONALD A. A. CELLUCCI (Don) 328 N. 65th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 7, 1946 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Echelon, ’5 5, ’56; Firing Squad, ’57; Recruit Lieu¬ tenant, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’55-’57; Life Saving, 53. Don is one of those fellows liked by everybody. His contagions smile makes friends anywhere. We feel sure that he will make the most of life. — 26 — U 2£, 7957 THE CORINTH I AM JOHN WILLIAM COLLAND (John) 103 South 8th Street, Connellsville, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Printing Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Manager, Swing Band, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’55- ' 57; Girardian, ' 56; Printing Advisor, Corin¬ thian Staff, ' 57; Senior Life Saving, ' 5 6; First Sergeant, Co. B, ' 56- ' 57; Echelon, ' 56; Writer, WGC, ’56- ' S7; Jesse B. Manbeck Award for Printing, ' 56; Band, ’52- ' S4; Fencing, ' 56, ' 57; First Place, Yale Trophy, ' 57. Extremely versatile, John did an excellent job in all bis activities. His energetic work as the printing advisor to the Corinthian, did much to contribute to its success. His pleasant personality made him welcome at all times. The best of luck, John. CHARLES PATRICK CONSAVAGE (Chuck) Elizabeth Avenue, Raritan, N.J. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Pattern Making Activities: Second Lieutenant, Co. D, ’56-’57; Echelon, ' 56; Rifle Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’S6-’S7. Chuck is a fellow who can take as well as give, the kidding so prevalent among classmates. We’ll long remember his easy smile and pleasant disposition. RICHARD BARRY COOPER (Coop) 701 West Main Street, Lansdale, Pa. Entered: September 12, 1948 Course: General and Electrical Activities: Scouting, ’5 5-’57; Rifle Club, ’5 5 - ’57; Girard News, ’56-’57; Sergeant, Co. C, ’55-’57 . " Movie maker supreme ” is a fitting description of Coops. His fine movies of life in the Hum were enjoyed by everybody, but his quick wit and genial nature are the main reasons for his popular¬ ity. CLIFFORD CURT CROSBEE (Cliff) 737 Norfolk Road, Rydal, Pa. Entered: September 14, 1948 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Girardian, ' 5 5-’57; Corinthian Staff, ' 57; Girard News, ’ff-’f7; Entertainment Committee, ’55-’57; Echelon, ' 56; Dramatic Club, ’55-’57: Sergeant, Co. B, ' 55-’57; Soccer, ' 56; Baseball, ’56. " A fellow with real courage” is the best way to describe Cliff. Never without a good joke he always seemed to brighten up dull moments. A real threat on the soccer field, he was always aggres¬ sive. Classmates like this make it hard to say goodbye. — 27 — THE CORINTHIAN CLu of JOHN WILSON CUNINGHAM (John) 2009 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, Minn. Entered: September 2 5, 1949 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Cast: ' Where E’re We Go; Girardian, ’5556; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Guidon, Co. B, ’56- ' 57; Concert Band, ’53-’54; Cultural Olympics, ’54; Co-Editor, Corinthian Staff, ’57; Girard News, 56-’57; National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Student Center, ’5 5-’57; Swimming, ’56, 57. John was an ever welcome figure in the class. His warm laugh and great sense of humor made his presence pleasant. His fine scholastic achievement and wonted loyalty to the class has im¬ pressed his character on us. Great success, John. JOSEPH GERALD CZACHOR (Joe) 411 Third Street, Blakely, Pa. Entered: September 10, 1949 Course: General and Printing Activities: Girardian, ’5 5-’56; Girard News, ’5 5-’56; Commis¬ sioner of Intramural Soccer, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Second Lieu¬ tenant, Co. A, ’56-’57; Glee Club, 56- 57. Upon graduation, we will say farewell to an outstanding worker in intramural activities, in shop work, and in the Glee Club. When these assets are combined, they account for Joe’s splendid person¬ ality and friendliness. JOHN RAYMOND D’ALESSANDRO (Dee) 1112 Titan Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: November 28, 1949 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: Vice-President, Student Body, ’56-’57; Cadet Major, ’56-’57; Firing Squad, ’54-’55; Captain of Echelon, ’56; Swing Band, ’54-’57; Glee Club, ’56- ' 57; Band, ’52-’54; Dramatic Club, ' 5 5 -’5 7; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Vice-President, Student Coun¬ cil, ’56-’57. Dee was a great fellow. As Cadet Major in the " Batty " he dis¬ played good leadership. With his strong determination to achieve success he will go far in his endeavors. So long to his joviality and friendship, which we shall never forget. JAY MICHAEL DAVIS (Jay) 82 5 West End Avenue, New York, N.Y. Entered; February 8, 1948 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Photography Club, ’53-’57; Vice-President, Photo¬ graphy Club, ' 56-’57; Girard News, ’55-’56; Corinthian Staff, ’57; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Girardian, ’56-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Swimming, ’56, ’57. Combining intellect and common sense, lay seldom lost a debate. He was ever ready to lend an opinion or support a statement. His helping hand was always welcome in many activities. — 28 — % £,, 1957 THE CORINTHIAN ROBERT CARL deCAMARA (Dee) 5427 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: October J, 1946 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Dramatic Club, ’S 5-’57; Cast: The Ghost of Ben¬ jamin Sweet; Girard News, ’56-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57; Fencing, ’55, ’56. Dee has left his mark on many activities here at Girard. Always ready, he could be depended upon to do a fine job. We expect much of him in the future. ARNOLD NELSON DuBELL (Dubes) 5753 Fairhill Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 23, 1949 Course: Academic and Electrical Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’56-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Firing Squad, ’57; Recruit Lieutenant, ’5 6-’57; Rifle Club, ’56-’57. Dubes is a fellow full of fun, yet he knows when and how to be serious. An all-round man doing a good job in everything. We are certain that on the outside Dubes will find a high place in life. THEODORE WILLIAM ESTBERG (Ted) 4202 Marple Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 13, 1948 Course: General and Automotive Quiet and good natured, Ted was always willing to pitch in and help. We will miss his good humor. DAVID HENRY EVANS (Dave) Apt. 3, 1 Bayard Road Pittsburgh 13, Pa. Entered: September 29, 1949 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Concert Band, ’5 3-’57; Second Lieutenant, Concert Band, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’54-’57; Swing Band, ’54-’57; Girard News, ’5 5 -’57; Girardian, ’5 5-’57; Secretary, Glee Club, ’56- ' 57; National Honor Society, ’56-57; Secretary, National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Cultural Olympics, ’5 3; Fourth Prize, Herman C. Horn Essay Contest, ' 5 5; Third Prize, Joseph A. Campbell Typing Award, ’56. Dave is our scholar. He has a deep sense of responsibility, is a consistent worker, and will succeed in whatever he does. — 29 — THE CORINTHIAN of MICHAEL FRANCIS FALCIANI (Mike) 309 Lakevicw Avenue, Haddonfield, N.J. Entered: March 28, 1949 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Girard News, ’5 5-’57; Recruit Lieutenant, ’56-’57; Corinthian Staff, ’57; Dramatic Club, ’55-’57; Cast: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Where E’re We Go, Let Freedom Ring; Vice-President, Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57. As we all know, Mike has a real sense of humor. This, with his creative ability and hard work, has earned him a place in our memories. CHARLES FRANCIS FINN (Chuck) Ill E. Stewart Avenue, Lansdowne, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1947 Course: Academic and Clerical Activities: Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Lieutenant, Co. D, 56- 57; Girardian, ’55-’56; Rifle Club, ’55-’57; Girard News, ’55-’57; Co- Editor, Girard News, ’56-’57; Senior Life Saving, ’5 5; First Prize, Herman C. Horn Essay Contest, ’5 5; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Fencing, ’54-’57; Captain, Fencing Team, ’56-’57; Second Place, Yale Trophy, ’57. In the classroom, fencing team, and the News, Chuck was out¬ standing. A good friend, he won the respect and admiration of his classmates. Chuck will certainly succeed. BRUCE ROBERT FISHER (Bruce) R.D. 2, Sunbury, Pa. Entered: September 8, 1947 Course: General and Pattern Making Activities: Rifle Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’5 5-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57. Although small in stature, Bruce was big in heart. His under¬ standing personality made him many friends. ALBERT FRANK GEDRAITIS (Goodge) 169 Feldspar Avenue, Beacon Falls, Conn. Entered: October 4, 1946 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Girardian, ’55-’57; Glee Club, ’56- ' 57; Girard News, He never complained and be looked on the good side. He bore his burdens silently, and in the midst of trial a smile formed upon his lips. Influence was his. Our deep appreciation Goodge. Farewell. — 30 — Trie CORINTHIAN FRANCIS ROBERT GEORGELL (George) 1819 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Girard News, ’56-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57; Photo¬ graphy Club, ’5 5-’57; Sergeant, Co. B, ’5 5-’57. A photography bug, George was always willing to help. We feel sure that he will achieve success. SAMUEL GLADDING GRANSBACK (Sam) 3 563 North Warnock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 8, 1946 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Sergeant, Co. A, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’S6-’S7. Sam is noted for being a conservative dresser. A hard worker, he still found time to have fun. ANTHONY GAETANO EUGENE GRUERIO (Yogi) 660 E. 242nd Street, Bronx, N.Y. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: General and Printing Activities: Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Soccer, ’5 5, ’56; Sergeant, Co. C, ’56-’57; Baseball, ’5 5, ’56; Basketball, ’56, ’57. Yogi proved his ability to do hard work by the fine job he did managing our three major s ports. His good work speaks for itself. Although a Yankee rooter. Yogi always thought first of his class and school. DONALD BRUCE HANCOCK (Don) 111 East Carey Street, Plains, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: General and Stenographic Activities: Girardian, ’S5-’S7; Editor-in-Chicf, Girardian, 56- ’57; Third Prize, Herman C. Horn Essay Contest, ’5 5; Head Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Secretary, Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Fourth Prize, Joseph A. Campbell Typing Award, ’56; Sergeant, Co. B, ’5 5-’57; Eche¬ lon, ’56; Junior Executive Officer, Rifle Club, ’5 5-’57. Don’s initiative, his varied interests, and his ability to write arc the qualities for which we will remember him. He is a real friend. — 31 — The Class f June, 1957 We are thy children, Alma Mater, of all On earth s broad ways that wander to and fro, Bearing thine image whereso’er we go. (after Cleanthes) THE CORINTHIAN dta±± oj- JOHN SEVERIN HANSEN (John) Crystal Lake Drive, Williamstown, N.J. Entered: September 7, 1946 Course: General and Sheet Metal Activities: Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Captain, Co. C, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Vice-President, Rifle Club, ’56-’57; Swimming, ’5 5-’57; Track, ’56. John was one of the good swimmers, a good athlete, a good friend, and a loyal classmate. He will always be remembered. JAMES EDWARD HEANEY (Willy) 5614 Rosehill Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 9, 1948 Course: Academic and Electrical Activities: Rifle Club, ’5 5-’57; Electrician, Dramatic Club, ’56- ' 57; Electrician, WGC, ’56-’57; Fencing, ’56, ’57. Willy was the electrical genius of the class. With his scholastically inclined mind and his persevering manner, he will surely succeed in life. MARK THOMAS MATTHEW HEHNEN (Mark) 5 809 Morris Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 8, 1947 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: President, 10-2; Student Council, 54- 5 5 ; Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Director of Announcers, WGC, ’56-’57; Girard News, ' 56-’57; Co-Editor, Corinthian Staff, ’57; First Lieutenant, Co. B, ’56-’57; Advertising Manager, Student Center, ’56-’57; National Honor Society, ’56-’57. Being the youngest member in the class did not keep Mark from excelling in many activities. His hard work as the co-editor of the Corinthian was appreciated. Mark’s friendliness and good humor will be missed by all. JOHN PATRICK JAMIESON (Sleeps) 770 North 26th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 8, 1950 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56; Corinthian Staff, ’57; Gir¬ ard News, ’56-’57. Famous for his artistic talents and for his friendly smile, Sleeps was a movie enthusiast. We expect to find him a director for Warner Bros, some day. — 34 — £unz, 1Q57 THE CORINTHIAN THOMAS JOSEPH JOHNSON (Tom) 205 Lafayette Avenue, Magnolia, N.J. Entered: February 18, 1946 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Announcer, WGC, ’56-’S7; Echelon, ’5 5, ’56; Lieu¬ tenant, Co. B, ’56-’57; Joseph G. Simcock Award, ’56; Soccer, ’56. Toni ' s fine performance ami enthusiasm for soccer and track hal f always been admired. Success will come easily for him and he’ll be sure to make the best of it. Our warmest wishes to a real friend. LEROY HERBERT REISER (Leroy) 816 Carsonia Avenue, Pennside, Reading, Pa. Entered: September 13, 1947 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: National Honor Society, ’56-’57; Student Center, ’55-’57; Bookkeeper, Student Center, ’56-’57; Announcer, WGC, ’56-’57; Sergeant, Co. A, ’5 5-’57; Swimming, ’56, ’57. When a helping hand was needed in our study, Leroy was always the one we consulted. His dependability and purposefulness made him one of our best swimmers, one of our best classmates, and one very likely to succeed. CHARLES JOSEPH PATRICK KERRY (Pat) 3034 N. Leithgow Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, ’56—’57; Announcer, WGC, 56- 57; Ech¬ elon, ’56; Guidon, Co. C, ’56-’S7; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Soccer, •55; Gym, ’55-’57. We all shall remember Pat for his ability on the Gym Team as well as for his pleasant attitude. With his friendly personality he will have no trouble in finding and holding a place in life. Best of luck, Pat. EDWARD MILAN KUBACHKA (Kub) 823 Locust Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56; Echelon, ’56; Photo- graphy Club, 5 5— 56; Rifle Club, 57. Kub was never complaining or worrying about anything. He took things in stride and always produced good results. We are sure that he will continue to do so in the future. — 35 — THE CORINTHIAN JAMES FRANCIS LALLY (Jim) 6109 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Electrical Activities: Girard News, ’56-’S7; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Swim¬ ming, ’56, ’57. Jim’s hard working and cooperative spirit enabled him to get along with anyone. He was an excellent underwater swimmer, and was known as the " lung.” Jim’s varied interests will surely lead him to success. JOSEPH ROBERT LALLY (Joe) 6109 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Girard News, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’56- 57. On points of law, Joe was the man to see. In discussions he was always the authority on any point of law. His chosen profession is naturally law, and we wish him great success. RICHARD PETER LAURIE (Rich) 2814 Brentwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Entered: September 13, 1948 Course: General and Sheet Metal Activities: Swing Band, ’55-’57; Swing Band Leader, 56- 57; Concert Band, ’52-’57; First Lieutenant, Concert Band, ’56-’57; Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go, Kings of No¬ mania; Glee Club, 56-’57; George O. Frey Memorial Award, ’56. High among Rich’s numerous attributes was his fine musical talent. He not only did an excellent job as the leader of the Swing Band, but served as an officer in the Concert Band and a member of the Glee Club. If he is as successful in life as he was with the " Sunsetters,” he will reach the top. ANTHONY NATALE LAZZARO (Tony) 2717 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 5, 1946 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Echelon, ’56; Recruit Lieutenant, ’56-’57; Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Casts: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Where E’re Ve Go, Let Freedom Ring; President, Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Announcer, WGC, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56 57; Girard News, ’56- ’57. One could always depend on Tony to enliven a dull moment. Always with a smile on his face, he was welcomed anywhere he went. Who can forget the part he played in Where E’re we Go? Goodbye to a real friend. — 36 — ' Junz, upfjj THE CORINTHIAN WALLACE ELLIOTT LOEWER (Wally) 4303 Sheldon Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Entered: February 6, 1948 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Rifle Club, ’5S-’57; Photography Club, ’S6-’S7. Although the target of many practical jokes, Wally accepted these in stride. He was always steady and stable. Keep up the good work, Wally. KARL ANDREW LUCK (Karl) 209 Pembroke Avenue, Wayne, Pa. Entered: February 4, 1948 Course: General and Electrical Activities: Concert Band, ’5357; Swing Band, ’54-’57; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Second Lieutenant, Concert Band, ’S6-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’56-’57; President, Rifle Club, ' 56-’57; Cultural Olympics, ’52; Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Wrestling, ’57. Karl ' s carefree attitude and manner has made him an agreeable friend. Playing a smooth trombone in both the Concert and Swing Bands has made him valuable to everyone. Here’s to your success Karl. THEODORE WASIL LUHOWY (Ted) 236 West Carleton Avenue, Hazleton, Pa. Entered: February 6, 1948 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Concert Band, ’53-’5 5; Swing Band, ’S5-’56; Cultur¬ al Olympics, ’S3; Rifle Club, ’ 56-’S7 ; Photography Club, ’S6-’S7. Because of his quiet smile and reserved manner, Ted was a very likeable person. We wish you success, Ted, in all your endeavors. WILLIAM TOBIAS LYNCH (Bill) 2846 Winton Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Guidon, Co. A, ’5 6-’S7; Drama¬ tic Club, ’5 5-’57; Cast: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet ; Announ¬ cer, WGC, ’56-’57. A hard worker, Bill is the kind of fellow who will give every¬ thing that he has to achieve success. His quiet manner did not keep him from making many friends. THE CORINTHIAN (2ta±± oj- JOSEPH EMILLIO MANCUSO (Joe) 5667 Heiskell Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 11, 1948 Course: General and Stenographic Activities: Girard News, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’54, ’56; Lieutenant, Co. A, ’56-’S7; Student Center, ’55-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Soc¬ cer, ’55, ’56. Who will be able to forget foe and his " little” laugh? Always smiling, he brightened up every place he went. A great companion and friend, Joe will be sorely missed. ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER MARTIN (Art) 217 Horner Street, Johnstown, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1947 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Rifle Club, ’56-’S7; Cheer Leader, 56. Artie’s carefree manner and fine sense of humor will remain for¬ ever in our memories. His quality of sportsmanship was evident in his participation in intramural sports. ARTHUR CHARLES MASON (Art) 1446 E. Orange Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 5, 1946 Course: General and Printing Activities: Echelon, ’56; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Glee Club, ’56- ’57. Artie always strove to do his best in soccer and in his other activities. His unassuming personality has made him popular on the campies. BRUCE HENRY McNAIR (Mac) 9)4 Wolf Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56; Echelon, ’56. A genial personality and a ready smile made Mac one of our most affable classmates and friends. An active member of the intra¬ mural sports program, he is a well-rounded fellow. 1 — 38 — ' Junz, 1Q57 THE CORINTHIAN ERRICK GEORGE MORRIS (Eric) 6948 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1946 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56. A real automobile enthusiast, Eric’s favorite is the " Chevy.” A natural mechanic he will be a success in his chosen field. MICHAEL JOSEPH O’DONNELL (Odie) 2140 South Cecil Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 23, 1949 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: Rifle Club, ’S5-’57; Dramatic Club, ’55-’57; Cast: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Where E’re We Go; Girard News, ’5 5-’56; Sergeant, Co. A, ’5 5-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57. At any social gathering Odie’s presence was always the source of lively fun and good spirit. He has a lot of " heart,” is devoted to his class, and will be a success in whatever he does. DAVID MICHAEL PALMER (Spade) 629 Chester Pike, Prospect Park, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1947 Course: General and Bookkeeping Activities: Second Lieutenant, Co. C, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56- •57; Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go; Girard News, ’5 5-’57; Announcer, WGC, ’56-’57. Spade was the tail-end of many jokes, but he was the type of fellow who took them with a laugh. A lot of fun. Spade was always welcome. RICHARD MARTIN PAONE (Rich) 3006 N. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1946 Course: General and Bookkeeping _ AcT.vrr.ES: Captain, Co. D, ’56-’57; Student Council, President, j-3, S-3; Girard News, ’56-’57; Soccer, 56; Captain, ' " occcr Team, ’5 6: First Team, All Independent Soccer, 56. Basketball, ’57. Rich was one of the most popular boys in the class. A natural athlete, he had no trouble finding a starting berth on a team . He will have little trouble in making a name for himself m field he chooses. THICORI NTH IAN °f BRUCE RAYMOND JOSEPH PERAZZELLI (Bruce) 300 Cardinal Drive, Bellmawr, N.J. Entered: September 5, 1946 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Dramatic Club, ’5 SS7; Cast: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet ; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Captain Inspector, Staff, ’56-’57; Track, ’5 5, ’56; Soccer, ’56. Bruce’s determination can best be characterized by the great effort he put into running the half mile for Girard. To his class¬ mates and his school he has always been loyal. BARRY LEE PERSON (Barry) 2418 Sycamore Street, Easton, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56, Swimming, ’57. A good diver and a dependable intramural fullback are examples of Barry’s fearlessness that will open many doors for tnm on his way through life. LEE PINKNEY POWELL (Lee) 1170 Jefferson Avenue, Washington, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: General and Carpentry Activities: Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; Sergeant, Co. C, ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Student Center, ’56; Swimming, ’57. Lee’s sense of humor was felt everywhere he went. On the sports field and in the classroom his jovial personality was always en¬ joyed. We say farewell to a real friend. EDMUND JACOB ROSCHAK (Ed) 88 Armstrong Street, Edwardsville, Pa. Entered: February 7, 1947 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Echelon, ’56; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Glee Club, ’56- ’57; Rifle Club, ’55-’57. Ed might not have excelled in all his endeavors, but he did everything well. He worked hard and has been the type of person you’d like to have around. — 40 — “■ -w THE CORINTHIAN GERALD SCHLEY (Gerry) 1712 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: November 1 , 1948 Course: Academic and Stenographic Activities: Concert Band, ’53-’57; First Lieutenant, Concert Band, ’56-’57; Swing Band, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’S6-’57; Girard- ian, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’55-’56; Co-Editor, Girard News, ’56- ’57; Cultural Olympics, ’53. In the band and on the News, Gerry gat e unselfishly of himself to make a name for Girard. His industrious effort has always been appreciated by all concerned. JOHN CHARLES SEARIGHT (Jack) 221 Mill Road, Hatboro, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: Academic and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’56-’57. Jack was our class scientist. His knowledge of events in the world of science never failed to amaze all of us. WALTER F. SIMMONS (Trail Boss) 22 5 North Main Street, Punxsutawney, Pa. Entered: September 13, 1948 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Student Center, ’55-’57. A serious minded fellow at all times, Walter has had our deepest respect. Quiet and modest, he has the ability to stick to a job. DEXTER WAYNE SINER (Dex) 39 Jackson Road, Berlin, N.J. Entered: February 9, 1948 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Photography Club, 54 Rifle Club. ’56-’57; Echelon, ’56; Sergeant, Co. D, ’56-’57. Dex is conscientious, sincere and happy by nature. His cor, buttons to the class may be measured by his many friends, effort will always be evident in everything he does. — 41 - d[a±± oj- THE CORINTHIAN LEON HERBERT SINGER (Bevo) 8017 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, Calif. Entered: February 10, 1949 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Announcer, WGC, ’56-’57; Dramatic Club, ’55- ’57; Cast: The Ghost of Bejamin Sweet; Girard News, ’56-’57; Swing Band Manager, ’56-’S7; Glee Club, ’56-’57; First Lieuten¬ ant, Recruits, ’56-’57. Bevo’s contributions can be measured by his cheerful disposition and eagerness to participate in class activities. He always had a ready word of praise and encouragement. He is a classmate we will surely miss. WILLIAM JOSEPH SKOJEC (Bill) 3 5 Sow den Street, Binghamton, N.Y. Entered: September 11, 1948 Course: General and Machine Shop Activities: Corinthian Staff, ’57; Girard News, ’5 5-’56; Eche¬ lon, ’56; First Lieutenant, Co. C, ’56-’57; Joseph G. Simcock Award,’56; Baseball,’56; Soccer,’56; Captain, Soccer Team, ’56; Basketball, ’57; Honorable Mention, All Independent Soccer, ’56. Bill was the quiet type, but that did not keep him from provid¬ ing the necessary spark on the sports field. As co-captain of soccer he played his best for the good of the team. Bill will have little trouble in making new friends after leaving Girard. We’ll look forward to seeing him again. RONALD WESLEY SMITH (Smitty) 307 West Jasper Street, Media, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: General and Automotive Activities: Senior Life Saving, ’56; Glee Club, ’56-’57. Always considerate Smitty is one of those fellows who makes parting difficult. His pleasant smile and pleasing personality will be missed greatly. FREDERICK FLOYD SPllRLIN (Fred) 2905 Nelson Place, S.E., Washington, D.C. Entered: September 23, 1948 Course: General and Bookkeeping Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Announcer, WGC, ’56- 57; Cor¬ inthian Staff, ’57. Fred was our class historian. His witty comments that saved many a tense situation will prove invaluable to him in attaining the success he will undoubtedly have. - 42 — ' j.u.nz, 1Q57 THE CORINTHIAN HAROLD EDWARD STANTON (Harry) 2031 West Pine Street, Dunmore, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: General and Stenographic Activities: Girardian, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’55-’56; Sergeant, Co. B, ’56-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57. Harry is one of the business men of the class. A worker of the highfest calibre, he always does a good job. We predict success and happiness. ANTHONY J. SULVETTA (Tony) 536 Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 7, 1948 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Concert Band, ’52-’57; Second Lieutenant, Band, ’56- ’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’5 S-’56; Swing Band, ' 5 5- ’57; Announcer, WGC, ’56-’57; Cultural Olympics, ’53; Wrest¬ ling, ’57. Tony possesses great imagination and a sensible mind. His laughter always made a dull place cheerful. Besides being a good musician, Tony is a skilled wrestler. Farewell to friendliness and joviality which we shall never forget. RONALD DAVID TAYLOR (Nick) R.D. 3, Lake Artel, Mt. Cobb, Pa, Entered: September 7, 1946 Course: General and Carpentry Activities: Recruit Lieutenant, ’56-’57; Glee Club, ’56-’57; Gir¬ ard News, ’f6-’S7; Rifle Club, ’56-’57. Nick has taken his place in our class as a small but energetic fellow. His place in athletics has been earned by hard work. Upon departing, Nick will leave an empty space in our hearts. GARY GRANT THOMAS (Gar) 34 E. Main Street, Kutztown, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1947 Course: General and Drafting Activities: Senior Life Saving. ’16; Guidon.Co. D, f6-’57; Echelon, ’56; Girard News, ’55-’56; Dramat.c Club, 56- 57. Friendliness was one of Gary ' s main attributes. His handsome smile has made him a hit with the girls. — 43 — THE CORINTHIAN (ltafL± of RICHARD LOUIS VITA (Vits) 1128 South Gerritt Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 10, 1946 Course: General and Printing Activities: Echelon, ’56; Sergeant, Color Guard, ’56-’S7; Drama¬ tic Club, ’5 5-’J7; Cast: The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Where E ' re We Go, Let Freedom Ring. Girls, a good dance, and cool music were all that Vits needed to he happy. A happy-go-lucky fellow, he will have no trouble in finding a good life after leaving Girard. NELSON EDWARDS WEST (Buddy) Maple and Red Bank Avenues, Thoroughfare, N.J. Entered: September 9, 1949 Course: General and Pattern Shop Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Baseball, ’55, ’56; Intramural Basketball Commissioner, ’57; Soccer, ’56. Buddy’s friendliness and pleasant sense of humor have made him very popular. Outstanding in both soccer and baseball, he showed a keen love for sports. We are sure that he will be a success. JAMES JOSEPH WHERRY (Jim) 202 Penn Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. Entered: September 8, 1948 Course: Academic and Machine Shop Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’J7; Sergeant, Co. C, ’56-’57; Rifle Club, ’5 5$7; Senior Life Saving, ’56; Swimming, ’5 5, ’56, ’57. Where anyone is having fun, you’ll find Jim. He never failed to see the amusing side of a predicament. His friendly nature makes him a worthy companion. GEORGE GILBERT WHITE (Whitey) 7666 Burholme Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 6, 1946 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Girard News, ’5 5-’57; Student Center, 55-57; Assistant Manager, Student Center, ’56- 57; Recruit Lieutenant, ’56-’57; Writer, WGC, ’56-’57; National Honor Society, ’56-’57. Whitey has given Girard his service and full co-operation. His good work and disposition as a friend to all were the attributes of his fine character. 5tU!E. ' 957 THE CORINTHIAN WILLIAM DAVID WOLFF (Bill) 6414 Dorcas Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: February 10, 1947 Course: General and Bookkeeping Activities: Glee Club, ’5 6-’57; First Sergeant, Co. D, ‘56-’57; Girardian, ’56-’57; Echelon, ‘54, ‘55; Senior Life Saving, ‘56. Bill may not have been the best athlete or best scholar, but he proved to be a wonderful classmate. Good hick in the years to come. Bill. WILLIAM ABRAM WOOD (Bill) 14 North State Street, Vineland, N.J. Entered: February 5, 1948 Course: General and Electrical Activities: Glee Club, ’56-’57; Color Bearer, Color Guard, ‘56- ‘57; Wrestling, ’56, ‘57; Captain, Wrestling Team, ’57; First Place, Episcopal Tournament, ‘57. Bill ' s noted wrestling ability and his affability served as the out¬ lets for his hard work and fine personality. When the occasion demanded, he could be firm and definite. Farewell to a wonderful classmate. GEORGE LOUIS WOOLSTON (George) 616 Tyson Avenue, Ardsley, Pa. Entered: September 8, 1947 Course: General and Printing Activities: Glee Club, ’5 5-’57; Vice-President, Glee Club, ‘56- ‘57; Printing Advisor, Girard News, ’56-’57; Concert Band, ’52- ‘57; Captain, Concert Band, ’56-’57; George O. Frey Me¬ morial Award, ‘56; Corinthian Staff, ‘57, Cultural Olym¬ pics, ’53. George is recognized for his wonderful leadership and ability both in the choir and the band. His willingness to do class service has gained him our respect. Great in deed, modest in word. Fare¬ well to a hard worker. DAVID FOREST WOOMER (Dave) 715 N. Beatty Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. Entered: September 8, 1947 Course: Academic and Printing Activities: Girard News, ’56-’57; Corinthian Staff, ‘57; An¬ nouncer, WGC, 56 57; Sergeant, Co. A, 5 5- 57. Dave’s wit and humor made him a welcome friend to all. His modesty, his ability on the soccer team, and his good sportsman¬ ship have placed him high in our regard. His constant smile and cheerfulness will be greatly missed. A warm good-bye to a fine — 45 — THE CORINTHIAN .unz, 1Q57 RICHARD WESLEY WRIGHT (Dick) 3418 West 10th Street, Chester, Pa. Entered: February 13, 1949 Course: Academic and Bookkeeping Activities: Concert Band, ’52-’57; Second Lieutenant, Concert Band, ’S6-’57; Glee Club, ’54-’57; Librarian, Glee Club, ’56-’57; Girard News , ’5 5-’56; Cultural Olympics, ’52, ’53; Photography Club, ’54-’$5. Dick has always been musically inclined. His talent was displayed when he was elected an officer in the Glee Club and Concert Band. GEORGE DOBBIE YOUNG (George) 162 Harrison Avenue, Glenside, Pa. Entered: September 9, 1945 Course: General and Carpentry Activities: Glee Club, ' 5 5-’57; President, Glee Club, ’56-’57; Stage Manager, Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Cast: Where Ere We Go; Echelon, ’54, ’55; Captain, Co. A, ’56-’57; Girard News, ’55- ’57; Treasurer, Dramatic Club, ’56-’57; Track, ’5 5; Wrestling, ’56. George is versatile. As manager of both the track and wrestling teams he was a success. As captain in the " batty” and president of the Glee Club, George showed his capability as a leader. Good luck to a good fellow. SAMUEL ZARALLO (Sam) 937 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Entered: September 10, 1946 Course: General and Printing Activities: Glee Club, ’56—’57; Recruit Lieutenant, 56- 57; Echelon, ’5 5 -’5 6; Dramatic Club, ’5 5-’57; Cast: Where E’re We Go, The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet, Let Freedom Ring ; Girard News, , S6-’S7. Sammy was the kind of fellow who was always a lot of fun and the life of the party. A true Hummer, and a real person, Sam will be one of the boys we will miss the most. Good luck to a great guy. 17 ct i o Satj ' Qaxzarzff f c.orc}£ czf?. ufelrobz A.B. and A.M., Gettysburg College; A M. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Senior Housemaster, Mariner Hall zA [i dd Hazs[ (Ercfiin er A.B., University of Washington Librarian Q-ohn A [. 0- X£1li.oh B.S., William and Mary College; A.M., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Head, Department of Science first Thou Art in UUorth and Beauty... Citadel of the " Three R ' s, " as seen from Bordeaux Hall It ' s 9:30 A.M. and " Sunday Chapel. " " Here is the story of i ' s hunger after truth. " —the Library The Main Road in January As dedicated by " The Early Eighties " The armory shelters rainy-day drill, music, and athletics. Social Life Johnson anil friend at one of the Canteen Dances sponsored by the Student Center. Miss Miriam McGhee Director or Social Instruction A FTER eight weeks of preparation in our sophomore year, we attended our first dance, a " Coke” party, where every¬ one had fun. Our first Junior dance was a gay and new experience, and we all enjoyed trying our skill. With this initiation over we thorough¬ ly enjoyed the other Junior parties. Almost before we realized it, we were attending our first Senior dance. Scattered among our class affairs, we enjoyed Canteens, House Parties, Swing Band Dances, and Officers’ Hops. Again we thank our hosts and hostesses, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Craig, and Miss Brosius for their help at these affairs. Deep and sincere thanks must also go to Miss Miriam McGhee for the interest she took in us. — 50 — S P D H T S Pluto Soccer First Row — Skojec, Paone Second Rou — Crosbee, Z arallo, Drashcr, Cellncci, Mason, Popdan, Esposito Third Row — Mancnso, Pcrazzclli, Johnson, West, Camilli, Z enda, Kerry, Buck, Hehncn, Tagliaferri, Greurio,(Mgr.) Fourth Row — Mell, Glover, Wolff, Vrabel, Woomer ' I ' HE soccer team, despite an unimpressive record, played hard and well. Individually, the players ■ were good; some were outstanding; however, they didn’t have the scoring power and defen¬ sive spark that highlighted the teams of previous years. The high point of the season came when Art Mason kicked two goals to carry the team to victory over this year’s co-city champions, North Catholic, 3-2, to break their winning streak of 17 games. Dick Paone and Carl Drasher were elected to the All-Independent Team, while Bill Skojec and Cliff Crosbee received honorable mention. On the line, we fielded Gene Buck, Cliff Crosbee, Co-Captain Bill Skojec, Bruce Perazzelli, and Pat Kerry. The " Minutemen,” the substitutes, were Art Mason, Dave Woomer, Bill Wolff, and Mark Hehnen. Filling the halfback spots were Carl Drasher, " Buddy” West, Joe Mancuso, " Zeke” Zenda, George Glover, and Sam Zarallo. At fullback, we had the incomparable duo of Co-Cap¬ tains, Rich Paone and Tom Johnson. Protecting the goal was Rocco Camilli. " Yogi” Gruerio was manager of the team. To Coach Wolstenholme we express our appreciation for all his good work. SOCCER TEAM RECORD FOR 1956 Girard 2 Frankford High Girard 1 Alumni Girard 1 West Chster J. V. Girard 3 Reading High Girard 3 North Catholic High Girard 0 Naval Academy Plebcs Girard I Swarthmore College Girard 3 Penn State Center Girard 5 University of Pcnnsylvan : a Girard 1 Northeast High Girard 3 Upper Darby High Mason driving into Penn’s net — 52 — Baskelimll First Rou ' — Skojcc, Gruerio{Mgr.), Paone Second Row — Cbryst, Killen, Hunscher, Wilson, Coach Hartman, Vrabel, Kopec, Snyder, Hoffman ' [ ' HE basketball team made up of an inexperienced squad, improved steadily throughout the season and provided stiff competition for some strong teams on their schedule. The starting line consisted of Rich Paone, Bill Skojec, Dave Hunscher, " Stilt” Wilson, and Rich Kopec. The team’s capable manager, Anthony Gruerio, is to be commended for his fine job. " Stilt” Wilson led the team in scoring, with 119 points to his credit. Bill Skojec was second with 109, and Rich Paone was third with 67 points. One of the outstanding games was lost to Germantown Friends by ten points. At the end of the first quarter, the score stood Germantown Friends, 20, Girard, 3. With typical " Hum” spirit, the team tied the score in the third quarter, 54-54. Although the end of the game saw Girard defeat¬ ed, 73-63, the Hummers had won something greater, the respect of every fan and opponent for the sportsmanship they displayed. Appreciation goes to Mr. Robert E. Hartman for his patient effective coaching. BASKETBALL TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 Girard 18 Girard 42 Girard 32 Girard 37 Girard 24 Girard 54 Girard 24 Girard 46 Girard 3 8 Girard 43 Girard 5 5 Girard 3 8 Girard 63 Girard 37 Episcopal Academy 5 J Valley Forge M. A. 5 ! Penn Charter 42 Alumni 30 Perkiomen 60 Friends Select 40 P. S. D. 41 Church Farm 3 5 Temple High 52 George School 37 Germantown Accdemy 66 Haverford School 56 Germantown Friends 74 Westtown School 56 Scoring with a lay-up Blocking a jump shot — 53 — Wrestling OINCE the wrestling team’s debut in 1952, it has grown to be very popular. Excellent coaching, enthusiastic participation, and strong, keen competition with the major teams in the Philadel¬ phia area have made this sport very popular. The season’s record of seven victories and two defeats is laudable. Coach Bradley’s efforts and never-ceasing guidance led the " grapplers to the annual Episcopal Invitational Tournament at the Palestra. Displaying the aggressiveness and sportsmanship that brought them to the tournament, they won two trophies and placed third among the eight schools that participated. The team was captained by Bill Wood, a trophy winner. The other champion was 95-pound " Killer” Kane. Other outstanding members of the team were Bob Aldinger, in the 120-pound class, Karl Luck, in the 138-pound class. Gene Buck, in the 145-pound, and Wilbert Abele. They all placed third or better in the tournament. George White, our part-time heavyweight, should also be mentioned, along with Tony Sulvetta, who was a great help to Coach Bradley. WRESTLING TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 Girard 24 Girard 50 Girard 39 Girard 31 Girard 22 Girard 19 Girard 29 Girard 16 Girard 3 8 Girard 12 Penn Charter 20 Germantown Academy 5 Valley Forge M. A. 11 Episcopal Academy 17 George School 1S Haverford School 31 Perkiomen 21 Bryn Athen 20 Friends Central 7 Lower Merion 27 First Raw — Luck, Klinger, Batalsky, Aldinger, Senick, McDevitt, Kane Second Row—Ritchey (Mgr.), White, Castaldi, Abele, DiBattisfa, Baggio, Wood, Buck, Coach Bradley, (Not pictured) Sulvetta i » s 4 .h! fV f -I ' Sfc t Kr ' ' ,A ; F rs Rou — Ashby, Ellis, Stidham, Hartman, Person, Powell, Brown Second Row — Barrett, Clark, Wilson, Roach, Leister, Flanagan Third Row—Coach Jones, Hansen, Coach’s son, Lully, Angell, Davis, Cuningham, Reiser, Wherry A FTER winning its first meet, the swimming team under Captain Bill Hartman dropped two in a row. These two defeats only served to arouse their spirit enough to start a series of victories which lasted till the end of the season, when they lost a close contest to an unexpectedly strong opponent. John Hansen’s record in the 50-yard freestyle was lowered from 24.8 to 24.7 seconds by Bill Hartman. Our 200-yard medley team of Davis, Reiser, Lally, and Hartman brought the standing record of 2:03.7 down to 2 : 00 . 1 . Other team members who performed well were John Cuningham in the 200-yard freestyle, Barry Person and Lee Powell in the diving, and John Angell as one of the members of the 200-yard freestyle relay teams. The Class of ’57 tip their hats to one of the strongest teams on the campus this year and extend their thanks to Coach Jones for making all this a reality. SWIMMING TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 Girard 46 Girard 27 Girard 2 5 Girard 54 Girard 50 Girard 61 Girard 47 Girard 5 2 Girard 47 Girard 30 . Merchantville High 31 Coatesville 50 Haverford School 5 2 George School 23 Bainbridgc N. T. C. 27 Westtown School 16 Allentown High 30 Bishop Neuman 25 Reading High 30 Germantown Academy 47 Hansen takes off for 50 -yd. freestyle — 55 — Gymnastics First Row —Z enda, (Not pictured) Kerry Second Row — Hamilton, Giannini, Wiley, Grey, Cermelc, Campbell, Long, Stott, Gallagher, Morrow Third Row — Byrne, Betteral, Moroz A LTHOUGH handicapped to some extent by a lack of manpower, the Gym team of 1956- 1957 improved rapidly as the season progressed. The team was better than its record of two victories and five defeats. It deserves praise for its consistent determination throughout a difficult season. Its spirit was characterized by indifference to defeat and jubilance in victory. The team was composed largely of younger members, whose potentialities as gymnasts were manifest. They are the foundation for a good team next year. Among the top members of the team were the seniors, Pat Kerry, a fine athlete, whose spec¬ ialty was tumbling, and Captain Dick Zenda, who was foremost on almost every piece of appar¬ atus. They were capably supported by a strong group of Juniors. Our appreciation is extended to Mr. Fleming and Mr. Groff for their time and effort in devel¬ oping the team during the year. Z enda on a flying dismount from rings GYM TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 Girard 68J7 Girard 29 Girard 6148 Girard 6624 Girard 5 800 Girard 642 5 Girard 7830 — 56 — Penn Charter 7082 Naval Academy Plcbes 67 West Phila. High 8148 Central High 7200 Simon Gratz High 5200 Penn Charter 623 5 Lincoln High 8401 Track First Row — Ciisatis, Hehnen, Czachor, Consava ge, Barrett, Hamilton, Sedlock, Long Second Row — Young, Johnson, Woomer, Cassel, Wilson, Reynolds, Miller, Nolan, Hartman Third Row — Toff, Buck, Hansen, Perazzelli, Drasher, Burns, McNair, Taylor, Swenlin, DiLiberto t DiBattista, Bettarel, Powell, Coach Bradley T HE track season was not concluded at the the writing of this article, but the team had won their first four meets, and if interest, hard work, and long hours of practice make it pos¬ sible, then the season should be successful. Our mile relay team, consisting of Bruce Perazzelli, John Hansen, Carl Drasher, Richard Cusatis, and Dave Woomer took second places in both the Spiked Shoe and the Bridgeton Relays. The team was especially strong in running events, with John Hansen and Bruce Perazzelli as the leading scorers. John ran the 100 yard dash, the 220, and the quarter mile, and seldom was beaten. Buce was our distance man, running the mile and the half-mile. He broke the long-standing half-mile record, dropping it from 2:03 to 2:01.7. The team, recognizing Bruce’s effort and labor, elected him captain. Carl Drasher provided strength in the half-mile and the mile, while Dave Woomer added depth to the 440. Chuck Consavage and Joe Czachor handled the high and low hurdles for the " Hum” squad. Seven seniors gave strength to the field events, and were ably supported and sometimes outdone by juniors and sophomores. Eugene Buck was the team’s top pole-vaulter, but did not participate at the beginning of the season because of a back injury. Lee Powell, Bill Hartman, Nick Taylor, and Barry Person contributed their talents in the high jump; Nick and Lee also competed in the running broad jump. Unable to compete early in the season because of a sickness, Tom Johnson later made a welcome come¬ back in the shotput. Mark Hehnen also threw the twelve- pounder f or Girard. A large part of the credit for a good season must go to Coach Bradley for his perseverance, knowledge, and hard work, without which the team could not have had any success at all. Perazzelli breaking tlze tape to set a new half-mile record. TRACK TEAM RECORD FOR 19 57 Girard 75 Girard 47 z Girard 70 Girard 54 z Girard i7 z Girard 39 St. Joseph ' s Prep 24 Roxborough 42 Germantown Friends 11 Wcsttown 3 5 4 Haverford 61J4 Episcopal 60 ion Incomplete 57 — Baseball First Roic — Crosbee, Gruerio, Abele, Camilli, Saracini(Mgr.), Paone, Skojec Ccllucci , West, Zeiitla Second Roic—Coach Hurt man, Soccio, Hunscher, Chryst, Vrabel, Kopec, Flanagan, C.oacb Cooper T the time this article was being w ritten, the baseball team had just entered mid-season. From the very first practice they looked forward optimistically to an excellent season. Most optimistic, however, was coach Hartman, who has been with the team now ' for three years aided by coach Cooper. Some of the outstanding players include dependable Bill Skojec, shortstop, who stopped the ball as effectively as a brick wall. " Sko,” as W ' e went to press was hitting the ball at a .350 clip. " Chuck” Vrabel, our tall, smiling, first-baseman, handled with ease anything within reach of first base. Versatile Dick Paone, both pitcher and outfielder, exhibited some of the finest ball playing seen at Girard. " Buddy” West occupied left field. " Buddy” was noted for his exceptional " pegs” which caught many opponents at home plate. Pitcher Rocco Camilli holds the distinction of having pitched a no-hit game, the aspiration of every pitcher. Cliff Crosbee was the little man w ' ho showed everybody how to pitch a good ball game everytime. He w ' as always effective and has a one-hit game to his credit. Gruerio and Abele completed the battery in the games throughout the season. Don Cellucci played very effectively in the " hot spot” corner at third base. The team was riding on a five win and tw ' o loss record as we w ' ent to press. Their big game was w ' ith Haverford in which they came from behind to rout their opponents 8-4. This game and score is characteristic of the spirit. The players work hard, give their best, and never give up. So to the junior members the team wishes the best of luck to a more successful season next year. We thank the coaches for all they have done and w ' ish them an undefeated season in ’58. Girard 8 Girard 2 Girard 1 Girard 2 Girard 3 Girard 8 Girard 7 Girard 13 BASEBALL TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 Bok Vocational 4 Valley Forge M. A. 8 Benjamin Franklin 1 Northeast 0 Haverford 4 Episcopal 0 Alumni 3 P. S. D. 1 Paone doubles to drive in another run against Haverford. Season Incomplete — 58 — Fencing First Row — Markauskas, Colland, Tews Second Row—Coach Rothberg, Ambrush, Vanderaar, Finn, Zarcone, Novosel, Krassen, Heaney,(Mgr.) r T ' HIS year ' s fencing team climaxed a successful season by winning the Yale Trophy. This - • trophy, presented by the Philadelphia division of the Amateur Fencers’ League of America, has been held by Girard for the past two and one-half years. The three swordsmen responsible for capturing the trophy are John Colland in epee, Wayne Vanderaar in foil, and Charles Finn in sabre. John Colland and Wayne Vanderaar received Warren Swords for taking first in their respective divisions. Charles Finn, the team captain, took second place in this event. Under the direction of Coach Rothberg, the team finished the season by winning five of their seven meets. The two sen¬ iors on the team had the best regular season records. Chuck Finn compiled eleven wins against four losses with his power¬ ful stroke, while John amazed spectators with the deftness and speed of his attack. Credit must go to Mr. Rothberg for his excellent coaching and to the team manager, Jim Heaney. Girard 9 Girard 17 Girard 12 Girard 19 Girard 12 Girard 9 Girard 14 FENCING TEAM RECORD FOR 1957 U. of Penn. 18 Valley Forge M. A. 10 Northeast High 9 Frankford High 8 Central High 9 Akiba Academy 18 South Philadelphia High 10 An epee bout being fenced — 59 ■ Intramural Champs First Row — Thomas, Czachor, Powell, Hansen, Lazzaro Second Row — McNair, Gruerio, Martin, Person, Laurie, Vita SOCCER This year S-3 had little trouble in winning the championship in soccer although two other teams, S-l and S-2, made a promising start. S-3 had the best offensive and defensive record with a little more than four goals per game offensively and a little more than one goal per game defensively. They also had more All-Intra¬ mural stars than any other team. First Row — O’Donnell, Hehnen, Siner, Glover Second Row — Gedraitis, Kerry, Falciani, Woomer BASKETBALL From the beginning S-l was picked to win the basketball championship and they did just that. It is a credit to their team that they were tops in defensive and offensive play and had the most All-Intramurals aces in the league. Offensively they averaged 100.33 points a game. George Glover and Dave Woomer were the league high scorers. — 60 — Lettermen F.rst Row — Davis, Crosbec, Aldinger, Perazzelli, Drasher, Taylor, Gruerio, Hansen Second Rou — Hartman, deCamara, Kerry, Consavage, Johnson, Angell, Colland, Heaney, Cuningham Third Row — Finn, Z enda, Lally, Glover, Wood, Czachor, Powell, Sulvetta Fourth Row — Wberry. West, Woomer, Reiser, Person Fifth Row — Skojec, Abele, Buck, Young, Cam,!li, Cellucci, Mancuso, Paone BASEBALL SOCCER TRACK Camilli ’57 Buck ’55, ’56 Aldinger ’57 Cellucci ’57 Camilli ’56 Buck ’55 Crosbee ’56, ’57 Crosbee ’56 Consavage ’57 Gruerio ’55, ’56 Drasher ’55, ’56 Czachor ’57 Paone ’57 Glover ’56 Drasher ’55, ’57 Skojec ’56, ’57 Gruerio ’55, ’56 Hansen ’56, ’57 West ’55, ’56, ’57 Johnson ’56 Hartman ’57 Zcnda ’55, ' 56, ’57 Kerry ’55 Johnson ’57 BASKETBALL Mancuso ’55, ’56 Perazzelli ’5 5 , ’56, ’57 Gruerio ’56, ’57 Paone ’56 Powell ’57 Paone ’57 Perazzelli ’56 Taylor ’57 Skojec ’57 Skojec ’56 Woomer ’57 West ’56 Young ’55, ’57 Angell SWIMMING ’56 ’56, ’57 WRESTLING Cuningha m ’56, ’57 FENCING Davis ’56, ’57 Colland ’56, ’57 Abele ’56, ’57 Hansen ’55, ’56, ’57 deCamara ’55, ’56 Aldinger ’56, ’57 Hartman ’54, ’55, ' 56, ’57 ’54, ’55, ’56, ’57 Buck ’57 Keiscr ’56, ’57 Heaney ’56, ’57 Drasher ’56 Powell ’57 Luck ’57 Person ’57 GYMNASTICS Sulvetta ’57 Wherry ’55, ’56, ’57 Kerry ’55, ’56, ’57 Wood ’56, ’57 Lally, Jar ncs ’56, ’57 Zcnda ’55, ’56, ’57 Young ’56 — 61 Remember... Junior School The camp and Blueshirrs Lafayette Searight came to an untimely demise Mr. Murphy wasn’t his real name Banker Key ball The orderly way we left the building as it burned Big thrill ... the " westies” called us " biggies” Merchant I’ll steer, you guys push . . . CRASH! Friday night movie stampede We had a shower ball team BC’s Purple Santa Clauses The fad for crystal sets Mariner Nobody’s going to make a liar out of me . . . CRASH! Dr. Proctor and walking hampers The first coke party Quickie, quickie, one . . . quickie, quickie, two Bordeaux Take two! The night Mr. Wargo got into the snowball fight A booming voice ac ross the picnic grounds. " One meat . . . one banana . . . and one dixie cup.” Goethals was pronounced Girtles The can that was supposed to be crushed exploded " My Country t’is of Thee.” Glee Club tryouts The big snow and no school Back room Rock and Roll Allen Somebody put the bunsen burner on the water faucet CoClr.8 The Star Duster’s convertible Santa left Mr. MacGregor a bag full of Christmas presents Clyde Dengler Washington Christmas caroling in the rain 388 rolls in the first meal " Saint Chuck’s” Bermuda shorts We beat North Catholic 3-2 Mr. Wilson and the magician one cheese . . . — 64 — An Aerial View of Our Alma Mater Education is the fairest thing that the best of men can have. The particular learning which leads you throughout your life to hate what should be hated and love what should be loved will rightly be called education. — Plato Printed by the Students of w J u the Girard College Print Shop


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