Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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GIRARD COLLEGE Corinthian JUNE 1960 Dear Mr. Girard: " My deeds must be my life. When l am dead my actions must speak for me.” The profound meaning of those words was firmly established when you founded Girard College. With a father’s care you defined and described the institution which was to nourish and educate your foster sons. This school has spoken eloquently and appreciatively of your life. The daguerreotypes of the early college hanging in the President’s Office elicit only a detached, ac¬ ademic interest from most Girardians. The photographs of the school contained in this Corinthian, however, bring a personal and emotional response. Between the two lies a period of one hundred and twelve years during which your vision has been made a reality. This era holds tangible evidence of your actions. The latest photographs arrest the Senior’s attention and hold it in a web of emotion. The scenes de¬ picted are etched in our memories to be pleasantly recalled in the years to come. They portray the greater share of our lives, in years and value. Accepting the inheritance we have reaped from your will binds us to a moral responsibility. Al¬ though our lips and pens are incapable of thanking you, the furthering of your ideals by hundreds of teachers, administrators, and alumni is a fitting testament. Upon Commencement we, too, are granted the opportunity to thank you humbly and appreciatively. When we have graduated, our actions must speak for Girard, both the man and the school- ffflie (9lass of 1Q6 o ( 9 lass of i960 The Corinthian QirarJ (Sollege, Philadelphia PRINTING ADVISOR EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Rocco A. D ' Amico PHOTOGRAHERS Anthony J. Fiore Leo Micholuk Duke P. Devlin BUSINESS MANAGER WRITERS Robert J. Siren Ginters Vurlicers Emanuel S. Sheitelmon Myron R. Caplan ASST. BUSINESS MANAGER Arthur D. Garfein Sterling R. Gedraitis ART EDITOR M. Richard Page Judd R. Johnson Joseph A. Frigiola Peter W. Shoemaker TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter to Stephen Girard Title Page Dedication. From West to East Divider West End and Junior School Elementary School and Lafayette Hall Banker and Merchant Halls Mariner and Bordeaux Halls Allen Hall We Bequeath Campus Quotes . Activities Divider . Dramatic Club . Girardian . Corinthian . Girard News. Concert Band . Swing Band Battalion WGC Student Center Social Life Student Council Glee Club National Honor Society Photography and Rifle Clubs Dr. Haskell’s Letter Senior Divider Senior Portraits Sports Divider Soccer Basketball Fencing Swimming . Wrestling Baseball Track Intramurals . Lettermen . Class Poll Farewell Page. Fly • 8, 9 10, 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 . . 20 . . 21 . . 22 . . 23 24 . . 25 26 27 . . 28 29 30 31 32-56 57 58 59 . . 60 61 . . 62 . . 63 64 . . 65 . . 66 . . 67 68 .. Fly We would like to thank sincerely : Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor, our sponsor, whose help in editing, correcting, and suggesting material was indispensable. Mr. M. Arnold Daffin, who gave technical in¬ struction and spent many hours supervising the printing of our class record. The Seniors of the Print Shop, who carefully set up and printed The Corinthian. die Glass of i960 C eJicaies C his ssue of C le Gorinlhan lo Cm, 9faroU 9foLan On, 9 Lan L, L wed wilh us, Las gu ided us, and Las taught us with patient sympathy, ilevoted interest, and persistent energy. 9f,s example and Ins influence Live made us Letter Lays and will male us Letter men. T to EAST West End From towns and cities, from far and near, we entered the gates of Girard College into a new world and a new way of life. Each of us can still recall the hollow emptiness we felt when our mothers left us. It was a jolt which soon passed. West End had so much to offer—plenty of boys our own age to play with, a large playground with a merry-go-round, rings, pits, and swings on it, a game called soccer, other sports and activities, and of primary importance, education. The total of all these points was fun and enjoy¬ ment. More and more with the passing of weeks and months we found our homesickness being pushed aside by the fun we had with our classmates; we talked the language of " guvvie,” " playgee,” " seccy,” " lavo,” and " grub;” we found ourselves enjoying the school. Soon the Hum became home. Junior School Front Row, left to right-. Miss Janet F. Duval, Mrs. Oleine M. Turner, Mrs. Grace H. Campbell, Mrs. Anne G. Greene Second Row: Mrs. Corinna L. Orishimo, Miss Elizabeth Vcrricr, Miss Juliet E. Stacks, Miss Helen R. Craig, Miss Nancy E. Hutchinson, Mrs. Beryl W. Irvin The Hallowe ' en Parade Pepsi-Cola The Sandtent Marbles tournaments Har Har Front Row, left to right: Miss Nancy E. Hutchinson, Miss Elizabeth Verrier, Miss Helen R. Craig, Mr. Chester B. Sweigart The " Guvvies " The six needles Biggies The merry-go-round Our lives in the Junior School were full of the joy of living each day, in the classes, in the build¬ ings everywhere. None of us will ever forget the plays we staged in the auditorium, the fun in mak¬ ing fudge or roasting marshmallows in the section room; or the complete and innate exuberance we felt in swinging, sliding, running, and romping. Some of our best memories of these years are of what was done though forbidden: talking after lights, pillow fights, wrestling in section rooms, settling our personal problems with each other. There is even a kind of pleasure in reflecting on the hours we spent in the " grudge line” or the infre¬ quent scolding deserved and received. These were wonderful days that we’ll never know again, days of lazy hours without care or worry, days of busy hours, and days when we en¬ joyed life to the fullest. 4 y Elmnentarv School In the Elementary School we grew in under¬ standing and in knowledge. Along with the usual subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic, we were instructed in woodworking, singing, art, ath¬ letics, and the use of the library. We were intro¬ duced to student government in the class meetings, and the Middle School Student Council. Our cur¬ riculum was not all work, however, because of wel¬ come delights such as motion pictures, and class trips. Our trips to the Philadelphia Mint, the Acad¬ emy of Natural Sciences, Old Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute, and the circus, all added in rounding out our Elementary School education. In the classrooms we found new and interest¬ ing hobbies. Blackboard drawing, clay modeling, photography, and fingerpainting were just some of these avocations. Hamsters, parakeets, and tropical fish served as class mascots, and lovable pets. Thanks to the good work of our teachers, and the multitude of our interests, our elementary edu¬ cation was both beneficial and enjoyable. Front Row, left to right: Mrs. Mary B. Murray, Miss Pauline Ranck, Miss Ruth F. Eppler, Mrs. Frances M. File- wick, Miss Martha R. Cooper, Miss Charlotte M. Knapp, Miss Dorothy Dandois Second Row: Miss Louise M. Elko, Miss Genevieve L. McCain, Miss Janice M. Sergent, Miss Marian L. Wilson, Mr. Edgar T. Stephens, Miss Isabelle Crawford, Miss Eliz¬ abeth M. Shanely, Miss Caroline P. Rhoads Last Row: Mr. Ernest L. Ogden, Jr., Miss Magdalene H. Brosius, Miss Elizabeth S. Whitacre, Miss Marjorie H. Kirk, Miss Ruth H. Frame, Miss Elizabeth C. Potts ( ememLr . . . Spitfire Pin Hole Cameras Manual Bombs Dr. Banks ' Communist Scares Workies Lafavette « The purpose of Lafayette Hall was to prepare the small boy, who was used to the sheltered home¬ like life of the houses and sections for the indepen¬ dence and group living in the halls Here we met new responsibilities, such as the care of clothes and lockers and the effective use of study periods. The old ivy-covered building with its locked doors, and underground passageways had an air of mystery which piqued the curiosity of the carefree inhabitants. Nearly all of us made the highly ex¬ citing trip throught the tunnel to the somewhat fearsome, uninhabited Good Friends building. The intersectional competition in athletics and scholarship, the new privilege of eating in the D S Building, the evening pool periods, and the relative freedom allowed in this building, all con¬ tributed to making the year we spent in Lafayette Hall one which we will never forget. Left to right: Mr. Ernest L. Ogden, Jr., Mr. George FI. Dunkle, Mr. Joseph T. Wilcman SJ e m ewibe r Boss Jackson Wittington ' s Stainless Steel Tank Chachkin ' s One-eyed Hamster The Good Friends ' Tunnel Mr. Dunkle ' s Sunday Trips Banker Left to right: Mr. Henry W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds Joll, Mr. John D. Myers SR emember Shoe Shine Contests Lady ' s Leg The Rising Sun Water Pistol Fad Hours When we entered Banker Hall, we became what to the Junior School boy is the height of all aspiration: " biggies.” We were now in the upper school; we were important. In our own minds we had grown up, but not in the minds of teachers and seniors. The High School meant emphasis on serious study. The adjustment from Lafayette to Banker Hall was relatively easy, but adjustment from the Elementary School to the High School was somewhat harder. Banker meant more freedom and more respon¬ sibility. There were new values; we were beginning to learn that we would receive what we earned and that there were jobs that definitely had to be done. Banker Hall started the changing pattern for the years to come: more freedom and responsibility added to more emphasis on school and study. Merchant Merchant Hall meant that we were now the leaders of the Junior High School. The auditorium programs and the student council were run by our class under the leadership of the Junior High School President. Athletics were carefully organized and coached; they were important. Aside from the reg¬ ular teams which represented Girard against other schools, there were the memorable backroom Shus- toball contests organized by Mr. Joseph Shuster. Essentially life in Merchant was similar to that in Banker, except that we were a year older. One opportunity afforded in Merchant was the never- ending supply of apples and cider whi ch could be purchased from Mr. Norman Jones. By now we had learned the ways and the methods of the halls, the patterns which were de¬ signed to develop boys who would be prepared to face the coming problems and demands of the Sen¬ ior High School. Left to right : Mr. Jiseph J. Shuster Mr. Norman L. Jbnes, Mr. Edwin H. Craig, Mr. George H. Keller, Mr. Roy N. Glerum emember . . . The Gang Fight Shustoball Apples and Apple Cider Keyball The Jail Birds 6 W Mariner Hall Left to Right: Mr. John D. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. Richardson, Mr. Benjamin J. Rothberg cJ e member The Flying Carpets The Night of the Bullwhip Blackouts Couches That Stood on End The Back Room Sessions As full-fledged members of the high school our life in Mariner opened the doors to new oppor¬ tunities. We could take part in all the campus functions which were privileges of the older boys. We learned to dance, had our " Coke Party” and became awkwardly aware of girls. While many of us were still devoted to fun and pleasure, others had begun " to hit the books” seriously to prepare for the competitive college examinations in the next two years. This was the year when we had to choose the vocational or the academic course. Mariner and the tenth grade meant that we were maturing but not mature. We were straddling the year between child and growing man. We wanted the protection of the lower school but were anxious to be recognized by the senior high. Bordeaux Hall The " other side” of Founder’s Hall is sacro-sanct to lower classmen. It is the privileged property of upper classmen. As Bordeaux boys and Juniors we had earned our new position. This was the year when we learned to organize our work. Heavier assignments in our classes, par¬ ticipation in the musical and dramatic clubs, Na¬ tional Merit Examinations, College Board Exam¬ inations, special competitive examinations were all a part of a new life Many of us were competing for the first time with thousands of students out¬ side Girard who were also seeking a place in a col¬ lege. Vocational students were beginning to think of jobs. All in all it was a year of serious responsi¬ bility and important decisions. Socially we were more assured and confident. Ac¬ ademically and vocationally we began to recognize the purpose of all we were doing. Perhaps more than anything else we became aware of a pride in our school, a sense of loyalty which gave us a desire to do better work. Left to right: Mr. Paul A. Newhard, Mr. George H. Keller, Mr. H. Meade Nehrig, Mr. Thomas B. McCloud, Mr. Lauris R. Wilson The Submarine Showers The Fifteen Minute Checkup Annual Sosinski-Seaman Fight The Barn The Fights for the Chair 7 ► Allen Hall Front Row, left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Perley H. Pease, Mr. Richard Stewart Second Row: Dr. William F. Zeil, Dr. James D. White, Mr. John A. Lander Our move to Allen Hall in September of 1959, constituted the last and greatest step in our move " From West to East.” Here the burden of leading all the school sports, and heading every school ac¬ tivity fell on our shoulders. Here, too, the final step in the growth of the individual was completed, as the degree of freedom which was ours in Allen taught us to meet the problems of every-day life. Allen Hall meant that we were treated as individ¬ uals of mature intelligence. It also meant town, no-pass, dating privileges. These new responsibilities and privileges, added to the new way of life in private rooms, produced a building alive with hustle, merriment, and hard work. This spirit which suddenly seemed to burgeon in Allen Hall can also be attributed to our realiza¬ tion, that upon the completion of this final year, we would have to take our place in the world, for which our many years in moving " From West to East” had prepared us. 4 8 ► Highl of Our Senior Year The highlight of our senior year was, of course, the Washington Trip, February 17, I960. Many of us saw for the first time the sights which here¬ tofore we had known only in pictures. We saw the government at work in the Senate Office Building, the White House, the National Archives Building, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Building, and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. We saw the memorials to our greatest Americans: the Wash¬ ington Monument, the Jefferscn and Lincoln Memorials, and the Arlington National Cemetery. When we returned on Friday afternoon, we had enjoyed a wonderful experience and a rewarding trip. There were other memorable events during the year: the White Supper, the Christmas Concert, the Talent Show, and the concerts by bands and glee clubs from visiting schools. The White Supper and Christmas Concert gave our final Christmas at Girard a deeper meaning. The Talent Show added color to our daily round The school concerts presented by the Har- riton High School Orchestra, and the Upper Darby High School Concert Choir were thoroughly enjoyed. 9 ► Faculty and Administration The Administration Dr. Raymond I. Haskell Dr. Karl R. Friedmann Mr. Ernest L. Ogden Mr. John C. Donecker Acting Director of Secon- President Director of Elementary Assistant to the President dary Education Education ; Mr. Lauris R. Wilson Administrative Assistant and Senior Resident Master in Bor¬ deaux Hall Mr. Joseph T. Wileman Assistant Director of Secondary Ed ucation Mr. Charles T. Cunningham Administrative Assistant and Resident Master in Science and Guidance The Department Heads Dr. James D. White Business Administration Mr. Albert H. Schoell Mathematics Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor English Mr. Creel W. Hatcher Mechanical Instruction 10 ) Mr. John A. Lander Foreign Languages Mr. H. Emory Wagner Social Studies THE FACULTY and the LIBRARY STAFF of the DEPARTMENT of SECONDARY EDUCATION During our years at Girard we have sometimes failed to recognize and appreciate how much you, our teachers and housemasters, have given of yourselves to us, your students. Now that we are about to leave, we wish to tell you that all your work will find its place in our lives. We shall thank you with our deeds. Mr. M. Arnold Daflin Mr. William E. Focht Mr. George H. Keller, Jr. Mr. E. Haydon Pereira Wo Aro liidolilod to Thom Year after year, from windy autumn, ro snowy winter, to lazy spring we have trudged to classes; we have done our work. From the preparation of these early years we have moved forward in the fields of mathematics, science, English, French, social studies, physical education, and vocational studies. During our final two years when our study has become more specialized and much more difficult, we have learned that all our work was part of a purposeful plan preparing us for a vocation, for college and for living our own lives after graduation. We learned more than facts and things. We learned a way of life. The faculty portrayed the gamut of opinions, feelings and philosophies. From this wide range of ways of living, we chose those that combined to make for each of us his philosophy—not those of one person but something from each. A school is as good as its faculty and a survey of the achievements of former Girardians establishes the value of our teachers. We are indebted to them for their devotion to our interests. Mr. Pcrly H. Pease Mr. J. Holland Heck Miss Vera L. Goodrich Mr. Henry V. Andrews 0 f 12 y We Bequeath Colonel Hamilton Dr. Haskell Mr. Andrews . Mr. Schoell Mr. Wagner Dr. White Mr. Wilson Mr. Richardson Mr. Berger . Mr. Morrison Mr. Hatcher Mr. MacGregor Mr. Shirley . Miss Goodrich . Mr. Heck. Mr. Wolstenholme Mr. Maillardet Mr. Nehrig . Mr. Focht . Mr. Cunningham Mr. Foley Mr. Keller . Mr. G. Shuster Mr. J. Shuster Dr. Zeil Mr. Sungenis Mr. Lander Mr. Falatico. Mr. Pease Mr. Richenbach Mr. Rothberg Mr. McCloud Mr. Newhardt Mr. Craig Mr. Joll . Mr. Donecker Dr. Fischer Straight lines A new book in the Old Testament . Response . His own TV show . Another hand . A set of musical chairs . The proper thing . A new belt . His own gang Twenty-three replacements . An explanation of “what for " . A Ph. D. in his ' ory . Windows without panes .A new car for a new contest . . . A key to wind up the Volkswagen . A book of pep talks . An E for posture . Banana oil . Students who don ' t need help A waterproof kitchen . A course at Vic Tanny ' s . A real car . A Junior Class . Clear skies . Two raps A stenography class with poor marks . Respect for the Seniors . A supply of milk and honey . " A continental " . A leash for Bobby . Publicity . A new periscope . Intramurals in Junior School . A sincere cougher . Rigged shoe shine contests . An IBM . More women internes 13 k Campus Quotes That ' s not the proper thing to do. Poppy cock. Come on. Gang! Take her down fifty feet to the starboard cap ' n. You ' re absolutely right. You ' re fired! Howie! Focus! Now I don ' t really make a profit on these apples. I ' ll catch the boy who threw that rock! It ' s an E, but it ' s a good E. My Girard men are perfect gentlemen. Drummer, get that cadence! Come back here with that loaf of bread! My production, my production.. .. ! Get out of those beds! And we have some fresh chicken, and smooth mashed potatoes, and juicy green beans and. It ' s a smug look, that ' s what it is. Around the apparatus, go! You don ' t mean paper that writes, you mean stationery. It ' s my turn to blow the whistle. Everybody up. Up the hill! C ' mon. Quietly boys, quietly. Let ' s START. You lose your seat! Way to go! A commer, b commer, and c... . I take a dim view of that. If you boys are good I ' ll continue reading Heidi. C ' mon now, we ' re men. There will be two Martz buses up at Founder ' s Hall. . . . Ruined by a bunch of amateurs! Home, home on the range. 14 b Dramatic Club Front Rou , left to right: R. D’Amico, J. Frigiola, Mr. Andrews, W. Grey, W. Evans Second Row: E. DiRomaldo, J. Wert, S. Bovoso, R. Kelly, J. Alberici, G. Vurlicers Third Row: D. Phillips, J. Houghton, V. Carlson, J. Singer, D. Paulson, J. Johnson Fourth Row : R. Siren, J. Ritchie, J. Kostelnick, E. Sheitelman, M. Quinn, M. Page, S. Gedraitis, R. Adams, S. Minemier During the fall of 1959 the Dramatic Club presented no plays but contributed its work to the Christ¬ mas Pageant. In the spring of I960 two plays, Love of One’s Neighbor by Lenoid Andreyev and A Fine Cutting Edge by Robert Dozier were given and enthusiastically received. Love of One’s Neighbor is a satire in which the author seeks to expose the hypocrisy of those in¬ dividuals who rarely experience genuine sympathy for the suffering of others. Wesley Teasdale, Michael Quinn, Sterling Gedraitis, Edward DiRomaldo and Albert Bullock played the leading roles. Miss Stacks did a wonderful job as the independent woman. A Fine Cuttin g Edge portrayed the clashing of personalities of a wealthy army recruit and a bellow¬ ing domineering sergeant. Walter Grey played the recruit, Private Gillis, and Joseph Frigiola played Sergeant Debbs. Supporting members of the cast were Duke Devlin, Bruce Seaman, Max Page, Richard Adams, David Paulson, and John Houghton. Officers for the year were Joseph Frigiola, President, Rocco D’Amico, Vice-President, Walter Grey. Secretary, and William Evans, Treasurer. To Mr. Andrews we express our thanks and appreciation for all he has done for us. A Rehearsal 4 16 ► Girarilian Front Row , left to right : E. Sheitelman, J. Singer Second Row: A. Garfein, J. Alberici, M. Messina, L. Michaluk, J. Houghton, D. Phillips, W. Grey, D. Ferro Last Row: J. Bachman, E. Miller. R. Consavage, V. Evans, M. Caplan, C. Sehl, R. Collins The Girardian of 1959-60 was a maga 2 ine distinguished by varied and interesting material which was the product of the persistent effort and capable judgment of Bruce Singer and Emanuel Sheitelman, co-editors. Published contributions included poems, short stories, familiar essays, expository articles, and the prize-winning speech of the " Voice of Democracy” contest. Michael Messina served as the printing advisor. Under the instruction of Mr. M. Arnold Daffin and with the help of the boys in the print shop, he supervised the layout and printing of the magazine- Daniel Ferro and Joseph Frigiola did the excellent art work on the cover and the illustrations for the articles. Their work added very much to the appeal of the publication to the Girard family. The actual published material is less important than the opportunity which is open to our potential authors and poets to find written expression for their ideas. For each page that is printed there are ap¬ proximately ten contributed. Competition for public recognition in this activity is strong. It is also a medium by which the minds of our students can portray the beliefs which have been created by their observations of life. Our faculty advisors, Mr. Thomas Malim for the winter edition and Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor for the spring edition have earned our appreciation for their patience and energetic work. A 17 Corinthian Front Row, left to right-. R. D’Amico, Mr. MacGregor, L. Michaluk Second Row. M. Page, P. Shoemaker, A. Garfein, A. Fiore, G. Vurlicers Third Row: S. Gedraitis, E. Sheitelman, M. Caplan, J. Johnson, D. Devlin, J. Frigiola When we were chosen to be the editors of your Corinthian, we set out to produce a book to which you can turn for memories of the people you met, the things you did, the places where you lived, and the classmates to whom you have been pemanently linked. We felt that to do this, it would be necessary to add a section, which is completely strange to the Corinthian. The division of this book entitled " From West to East” is the offspring of this idea. Our first requirement was to find a competent staff. In this we were fortunate. Our writers, Myron Caplan, Arthur Garfein, Sterling Gedraitis, Judd Johnson, and Peter Shoe¬ maker have worked untiringly and capably. The art work done by Joseph Frigiola is something of which we can be proud. Duke Devlin and Ginters Vurlicers took all the photographs which grace the pages of this book. Anthony Fiore and the students of the Print Shop set up and printed the finished product. The detailed tasks of typing and scheduling pictures were left to the skills of our Business Manager, Emanuel Sheitelman, and his assistant, Max Page. To all of these boys we would like to extend our heartiest thanks for the energetic assistance they pro¬ vided in creating the Corinthian. Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor advised in the planning, writing, and photography. The experience, knowledge, and perseverence of Mr. M. Arnold Daffin were boons in the setting up and printing of the CORINTHIAN. His insistance on perfection was an inspiration for all those who worked with him. Qur work is now completed. With the help of our staff and sponsors we hope we have produced an interesting yearbook. In the years to come, when you open your CORINTHIAN, and leaf through it, we hope that you will find in its pages the spirit of the Class of I960 and its years in Girard College. 4 18 b Girard News Front Row, left to right: N. Chachkin, Mr. MacGregor, D. Ratajczak Second Rote: V. Carlson, W. Petka, A. Garfein, P. Shoemaker, D. Gries, G. Vurlicers J. Diorio, B. Bercino Third Row : R. D’Amico, A. Bullock, E. Sheitelman, M. Caplan, J. Frigiola, M. Quinn, L. Michaluk, N. Mishkin, J. Johnson, D. Devlin When the Girard News staff for 1959-1960 assumed the responsibility of publishing the newspaper, very few boys had had experience as reporters. The election of the Editors, Norman Chachkin and Don¬ ald Ratajczak, was the first step in the production of this year’s News. These two boys labored diligently. Assisting the editors and Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor, faculty sponsor, Arthur Garfein served as Associate News Editor; Judd Johnson, Associate Sports Editor; and Joseph Frigiola, Art Editor. The main objective of the ’59-’60 newspaper was to inform the student body and faculty of what had happened, was happening, or was going to happen. " Successful Christmas Concert Preludes Vacation,” " Judges and Trustees Visit Girard College,” " Alumni Fund Tops $35,000,” and " Company D Wins Competitive Drill,” were just a few of the various headlines which achieved this goal. The editorial column discussed several topics, among which were school grades, school curriculum, and the Christmas spirit. Deviating from tradition, the Allenite and Junior Highlights adopted a more objective approach and aimed at presenting worth-while and interesting facts about the Seniors and Juniors. The area on the sports page this year was divided as equally as possible among all the teams. One improvement was the use of more cuts. For this of course we turned to our photographers Ginters Vurlicers and Duke Devlin. Editors, reporters, and photographers could not survive without printers and distributors. Albert Bul¬ lock filled the position of Printing Supervisor. Victor Carlson, in charge of local distributing, was Distri¬ bution Manager. Thanks must go to Mr. M. Arnold Daffin, Instructor in the Print Shop, who spent many hours working with the News. 19 Concert Band Front Row, left to right: J. Swantek, P. Jayne, S. Chapman, A. Fiore, D. Johansen, N. Chachkin Second Row: R. Friebel, J. Diorio, J. Baji, M. Murphy, S. Minemier, M. Messina, L. Giannini Last Row: Mr. Morrison, A. Bullock, L. Michaluk. E. Hill, D. Ross, D. Devlin, M. Lane, F. Rieg Polished trumpets blaring, huge cymbals crashing and the rolling of four drums. The Girard College Concert Band advancing up the Main Road, 65 men strong, was brazenly " sounding off” w ith their old familiar Colonel Bogie March, for it was another Friday; another drill day for the Battalion—another out¬ ing for America’s second oldest high school band, this year so capably led by Captain Duke P. Devlin and First Lieutenants Michael F. Lane and Albert W. Bullock. On certain delightful Saturday mornings before the two-hour grinding study period, the chapel re¬ sounded with a variety of selections from such famous musical shows as Gigi, The Flower Drum Song, Brigadoon, and My Fair Lady; such old favorites as Gershwin’s Sumertime; or such well-known theme songs as the one played for San Francisco Beat—The March of the Three Oranges. The Christmas Concert was, of course, the first major highlight of the year. The 1959-60 Band suc¬ cessfully featured the beautiful but difficult Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach. The excited children and holiday atmosphere made our lively performance at the Philadelphia Zoo a memorable occasion. The recently innovated exchange concerts with the Hershey School and with Olney High School where we have enjoyed enthusiasic applause and warm welcome have been a source of satisfact¬ ion. Threaded through these events and through the hours of patient practice and teaching is the sense of accomplishment, of creating. The music becomes a reality. But behind this is the work of one individual, Mr. Robert W. Morrison. This al¬ ways friendly, talented, and understanding teacher has for twenty-four years given his intense energy, his interest, and his able instruction and direction to making the Concert Band an outstanding musical organization. This year’s group, led by twenty-one The Band at a Rehearsal seniors, is a part of that tradition. 4 20 h Swing Band First Row, Left to Right-. E. Hill, A. Fiore, M. Lane, M. Murphy, K. Hippie Second Row. D. Johansen, M. Messina, J. Diorio, D. P. Devlin, G. Vurlicers, S. Gedraitis, D. Jamieson, L. Michaluk, A. Bullock The Twilighters were fortunate to have both Michael Lane and Donald Johansen as co-leaders this year. Having played in the band for four years, both had the necessary musical know how for a good organization. The fact that two-thirds of the players were experienced seniors meant that the band was creating excellent music almost at the outset of the year. Three Swing Band dances were held this year—one more than usual. Enthusiastic attendance made these occasions memorable. The annual tradition of managing to break the large, potted fern in the small ballroom was carried on by Robert Himmelrich at the first dance when he attempted to open a window. The most enjoyable affair of the year was the trip to Woodstown, New Jersey, where the members were called upon to select the May Queen and her attendants. Because of the musicians’ experience and ability, numerous new and difficult numbers were added to their repertoire. The school dances were enlivened with the notes of Midnight Ride, Hawaiian War Chant, and Trumpet Blues and Cantabile. The slow-number favorites, Moonlight in Vermont and Har¬ lem Nocturne, also wrought their charm. The Alumni Association must be thanked for supplying the funds for new music and equipment. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Cunningham, the boys had the advantage of a new public address system for the dances. In addition to supplying excellent entertainment for many social events, the band gave its members many hours of pleasure and an appreciation of modern music. The Swing Band’s performances were tangible proof of its good work. The Band at a Dance 21 k Battalion Under the leadership of Cadet Major James Stidham, the Battalion worked strenuously and persist¬ ently throughout the year to become an efficient military organization. Capably assisting Stidham was his staff made up of Captain Adjutant John Petronis, Captain of the Recruits Bruce Seaman, Captain Inspector Robert Kelly, and Captain Quartermaster Adam Deveney. Commanding the individual companies were Captain Richard Adams, Company A; Captain John Houghton, Company B; Captain Robert Himmelrich, Company C; and Captain John Myers, Company D. The color guard was led by Sergeant-Major Joseph Frigiola assisted by Sergeant Quartermaster Jacob Kutschera. The responsibility for the creation of a good unit was not limited to officers. Imbued through drill and training every member became aware of a growing morale and a sense of purpose. They became aware of the fact that they were competing with the standards of previous battalions. Through the whole process the ability of officers to lead and cadets to obey were tested day after day. Perhaps if we look at the world about us, we may realize even more how important this military training will be to us in the future. The high points of satisfaction came when we exhibited the skills and precise coordination which drilling and training had created. The competitive drills of January and June gave us confidence. The surge of pride as the Battalion marched up the Main Road and then demonstrated its accomplish¬ ments before Senator Hugh Scott and the Alumni on Founder’s Day will never be forgotten. The officers and cadets express their appre¬ ciation to Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton and Ser¬ geant Matthew McMillan for their devoted inter¬ est. Inspection Front Row: J. Stidham Second Row, left to right: R. Himmelrich, R. Adams, R. Kelly, B. Seaman, A. Deveney, J. Houghton, J. Myers Third Row: R. Barath, D. Paulson, J. Hagerty, J. Kostelnick, R. Killen, J. Kane, C. Snyder, J. Ritchie, E. Mitchell Fourth Row: P. Shoemaker, E. Coccagna, J. Johnson, C. Sehl, R. Saracini, J. Kutchera, J. Woods, J. Frigiola Last Row: J. Gearhart, M. Caplan, D. Ferro, B. Bertino, J. Alberici, D. Walsh 22 y w. a. c First Row, left to right: E. Sheitelman, J. Wert, D. Ratajczak, R. D ' Amico, D. Devlin, J. Mlynarczyk Second Row: G. Vurlicers, S. Gedraitis, J. Bachman, B. Singer, J. Ritchie, J. Alberici, J. Kutschera, A. Garfein, S. Minemier Third Row: W. Teasdale, M. Messina, M. Caplan, P. Shoemaker, D. Ferro, W. Grey, J. Frigiola, E. DiRomaldo Fourth Row: N. Mishkin, A. Bullock, J. Johnson, W. Evans, R. Corrigan, M. Lane, H. McGough, M. Quinn, B. Seaman This year’s WGC staff set out to produce a program which was educational, informative, and enter¬ taining. It accomplished this not only with its regular AM and FM broadcasts, but with three special shows: 1959 in Retrospect, The Talent Show, and The Snowbound Show. WGC this year attempted to present unique and interesting topics. An added highlight was the frequent use of a novelty record to start out each show. For the first time, WGC had an exclusive theme song recorded specifically for the station. At Christmas, the staff recorded a novelty record entitled Santa Claus Takes Payola, which was greeted enthusiastically by the listeners. Underclassmen were ad¬ ded to the staff to provide a wider coverage of the campus news. These firsts in broadcasting and writing along with the reporting of world events and campus news led to a highly successful year for WGC. The devoted work of Mr. Andrews, our sponsor, has earned our gratitude. Talent Show 23 ► Student Center Left to right-. F. Rieg, N. Mishkin, R. Zellers, B. Orrs, E. Poncavage, G. Beckman, W. Westfall, Mr. Dunkle Opened in 1950 the Student Center now in its ninth year has grown into a systematic, profit-making organization managed wholly by the students with Mr. George Dunkle as faculty sponsor. Faced with the problem of numerous repairs and lack of support from the underclassmen, Byron Orrs as student manager by his hard work and tenacity earned the respect of his classmates. Frequently criticized and occasionally lacking support, he moved steadily ahead in his plans for improvement of the Center. With a crew composed of Frank Rieg, assistant manager, Nelson Mishkin, bookkeeper, and Bruce Singer, secretary, Byron created a sound organization. Other members of the staff who dedicated many long hours were Chuck Zellers at the soda counter, George Beckman working at ice-cream, Bill Westfall at candy, and Ed Poncavage selling miscellaneous items. The untiring efforts of Mr. George Dunkle, faculty sponsor, helped spell success for this year’s management. On hand at two canteen dances, the Student Center served the guests cool refreshments through¬ out the evening. This is the first year sophomores were permitted to attend these hops, and the idea was well accepted. Founder’s Day and Mothers’ Days gave the Center the opportunity to serve the public. We are proud to be able to say that we have upheld previous selling quotas of " Hum” Rats, Senior Beanies, pennants, and other pieces of Gir- ardiana. We have also introduced a plate picturing Founder’s Hall on its face as a new item ready for sale on the shelves. Rush Hour at the Center 24 Social Life When Dr. Merle M. Odgers and Miss Miriam McGhee, our Social Directress, organized the Girard social program in 1944, they hopefully envisioned happiness which we upper classmen particularly enjoy. The idea has blossomed into one of the most pleasant areas of our school life. Our formal introduction to the social graces began in the ninth grade where Miss McGhee taught us once each week the fundamentals of etiquette. In our senior year we enjoyed a refresher course to polish our graces and add to our savoir- faire. For us, the Class of I960, social life began with the Sophomore Coke Party. We well remember our awkwardness at that affair, also our courage. With one year of assurance behind us we returned the following September as polished dancers and daters eagerly ant icipating our first class dance- Our hopes were fulfilled. During the next two years we enjoyed five additional class parties, four canteen dances, and two formal officers’ hops, all providing the buoyant joy to balance the weight of academic interests. Our talented swing band playing such favorites as Midnight Ride, Peter Gunn, and Moonglow, pro- Qj ' liss Qfliriam YlflcQhee vided us with true " dance sound.” Traveling off the campus to the Carson Valley School, the Kensington " Y,” the Ellis School, and the Lankenau School, we found new areas of delight. As members of various organizations, such as the National Honor Society, and the Student Council, we have enjoyed sumptuous dinners at hotels in the city. Our invitations to visit with Dr. and Mrs. Fried¬ mann have also given us a pleasure and a sense of belonging. Compliments from hosts and hostesses, man¬ agers of hotels and complete strangers, attest to the effectivenss of our social education. Mr. and Mrs. Lauris R. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Wileman generously served as our hosts and hostesses. They added congenial welcome to each dance. We would especially like to thank Miss McGhee for her time and energy in making the final years at Girard more enjoyable. Seniors Dancing 4 25 Student Council Left to right-. J. Frigiola, D. Ratajczak, E. Coccagna, L. DiGuglielmo, E. Knight, J. Hagerty, J. Michaluk, W. Uzdav- ines, D. Johansen, B. Orrs, J. Myers, R. Flaherty, R. Petrick, B. Gordon, J. Stidham, P. Hilliard, R. Himmelrich G. Berzkalns, J. Bradley, Mr. Keller During the year 1959-60 the Student Council exhibited a continuous desire to improve the school in all areas of Girard life. Capable leaders took the initiative in directing and organizing the student body to stimulate a deeper sense of what makes our academic life better. The Council succeeded in having honor roll students released from Saturday morning study. They made an extended vacation time possible for all seniors. Under their direction voluntary groups conducted a campaign to keep our campus clean and attractive. For the first time in a number of years, a study was made of our clothing regulations. In conjunction with this study they enforced orderly personal conduct and appearance. Their work resulted in better support for our teams and innovated the attendance of soph¬ omores at canteen dances. A student-faculty committee met to discuss student proposals. Members of the Council devoted work and interest to helping students who were in difficulties. Above all else was the em¬ phasis within the Council that the individuals of the group should serve as positive examples to their fel¬ low students. The total effect of these specific actions have, we believe, added to the prestige of the Council and the status of our school. Through their work the representatives learned from first-hand participation that the essential pur¬ pose of their organization was twofold: to present the students’ opinions and desires to the administra¬ tion and to serve as a channel from the administration to the student body. The Council has been effectively led by President John T. Myers, Vice-President Joseph Frigiola, Rec¬ ording Secretary Byron Orrs, and Corresponding Sec¬ retary Robert Himmelrich. Mr. George H. Keller, whose untiring efforts and continuous interest as our faculty advisor have carried us through many difficult situations, has earn¬ ed our respect and our thanks. The Council at Work • !( 26 } Glee Club Front Row, left to right : C. Ellis, J. Swantek, J. Wert, A. Garfein, H. Morgenroth, E. DiRomaldo Second Row: D. Ferro, S. Gedraitis, B. Singer, S. Minemier, B. Siren, R. Koch, R. Collins, Mr. Falatico Third Row: S. Bovoso, P. Register, D. Ross, B. Seaman, D. Lambrecht, M. Quinn, Miss Stacks Last Row: R. Turring, A. Bullock, E. Coccagna, R. Adams, D. Beck, J. Baji, D. Devlin Although new to the ways of Girardians, Mr. Anthony Falatico has by his ability and dedication made the Glee Club a greatly improved organization this year. Assisting him were Miss Juliet Stacks and Glee Club officers: Albert Bullock, President; Edmund Coccagna, Vice President; Sterling Gedraitis, Secretary; and Charles Ellis, Librarian. The first major performances of the year were crowded together at the time of the Christmas vacation, making practice very hectic, especially for the members of the Pageant. The Christmas Concert contained a variety of music, from the spiritual Low Hoiv a Rose, and the festive We Wish You a Merry Christmas, to the magnificent Gloria in Excelsis Deo, which was accompanied by a brass sextet. The traditional can¬ dle-light processional and Good Night and Christmas Prayer were complemented by the innovation of choir members as singer-actors in the nativity pageant, the French cantata, Petit Noel. On Friday evening after the Concert, the Concert Choir sang at the Union League. Their repertoire was essentially the same as that of the Christmas Concert and excellently performed by the smaller and better trained group. Somewhat nervous facing this important audience, the boys were particularly thrilled at the enthusiastic reception of their singing. The singing of anthems in the Sunday Chapel services was punctuated by the Latin Sanctus which included a soprano solo, Mallotte’s Lord’s Prayer, and the Ride in the Chariot. The Spring Concert was held in June this year. It included Plymouth Rock and songs from the musicals West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, and The Music Man. It also included a rendition of Seventy- Six Trombones by James Wert, Goodnight My Someone, and ’Til There Was You by a senior quartet. It is because of Mr. Falatico’s determined and expert direction, that the Glee Club can look back The Pageant c j }0 ir on a successful, satisfying year. A 27 ► National Honor Society Front Row. left to right: M. Lane, A. Garfein, L. Michaluk, G. Vurlicers, L. Giannini, N. Chachkin Second Row: D. Ratajczak, E. Sheitelman, J. Myers, M. Caplan, S. Minemicr To be elected a member of the National Honor Society is the apex of high school achievement- It is one of the very few national honors open to secondary school students. The chapter in Girard College was instituted on May 19, 1932. In March, 1959, Michael Lane, Leo Michaluk, Stansbury Minemier, Donald Ratajczak. and Eman¬ uel Sheitelman were chosen from the class of 1960 to be inducted into the Society. Theirs was the special honor of being elected to the organization as juniors. In the fall semester Michael Lane took office as President; Donald Ratajczak, Vice-President; and Leo Michaluk, Secretary-Treasurer. The fall induction of new members in October included: Myron Caplan. Norman Chachkin, Arthur Garfein, Leland Giannini, John Myers, and Ginters Vurlicers. At the end of the first semester in February, I960, Michael Lane was re-elected as President. Ginters Vurlicers and Leland Giannini were chosen Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively. In recent years membership in the National Honor Society has taken on added signifcance and opportunity. Scholarships limited to the members of the N.H.S. are available through competitive examinations. Membership is also recognized by colleges as a mark of substantial accomplishment. Those who have been chosen as outstanding in character, scholarship, leadership, and service—the attributes of all members—are worthy of our respect and emulation. 28 b Photography Club The Photography Club used to be a group of loosely-organized students, who worked individ¬ ually, and took pictures more or less as they pleased. This year they have worked together and have become an effective, efficient organization. Nor only did they take the pictures used in The Girard News and this yearbook, The Corinthian, but they also volunteered their services and time for other Girard publications and pamphlets. This year the active senior members — Duke Devlin, President; Ginters Vurlicers, Secretary- Treasurer; Robert Siren, Emanuel Sheitelman, Robert Turring—have innovated weekly meetings to discuss photographic problems, share informa¬ tion, and outline plans and assignments. Mr. Perley Pease, the sponsor, has earned our thanks for his good work with this worthwhile organization, that contributes so much to Girard life. Front Row, left to right-. E. Sheitelman, G. Vurlicers, R. Siren Second Row: D. Devlin, Mr. Pease, R. Turring Rifle Club This year the Rifle Club’s new sponsor, Mr. Harold F. Holman, furthered its good work of teaching marksmanship with safety by extending the range of the student officers’ and members’ responsibility. Interested and able officers such as President John Heaney, Range Officer Daniel Walsh, and Secretary Charles Zellers capably supported Mr. Holman. All members were automatically inducted into the Junior National Rifle Association, and received the organization’s monthly publication and com¬ peted in their shooting competitions. Through Mr- Holman’s effort the boys were able to get more shooting time this year. This resulted in the entire group’s having progressed to the NRA rank of Marksman. Sharpshooters Charles Zellers and Roy Koch were the highest scorers because of their con¬ sistency while Jacob Kutschera and Daniel Walsh shot the finest targets of the year, both attaining 95 s. Although Girard’s rifle Club has always been handicapped by meeting only once a week, they have compiled a good record of marksmanship and continued the club’s achievement of never having an accident through participation. Front Row, left to right : D. Walsh, R. Zellers, J. Heaney Second Row: H. Morgenroth, J. Kutchera, R. Koch, K. Werley, Mr. Holman Last Row: B. Seaman, D. Lambrecht, R. Collins { 29 h Dear Class of I960 : Le premier pas, mon fils, que 1’on fair dans le monde Esr celui dont depend le reste de nos jours. (Voltaire) There is a good lesson in this. Last January a tall, handsome alumnus spoke briefly in the Chapel and presented our President with a small fortune—the annual gift to Girard College boys from the Alumni Association. Without it a great portion of our work here could not go on. Before this gentleman returned to his seat, something irresistible seemed to possess him. He paused — meditating. He wanted to say something. " All that am and have ever accomplished l owe to Girard College.” The quo¬ tation is not exact but the message is. There stood a gentleman, a success, a man of character, peace-of-heart and power. His name and fame are legion. He and so many others like him have won a glorious reputation for this great school. Today you join this multitude, equipped to enhance that Girard reputation better than any other class of the past. Soon you will be known as stalwart, patriotic Americans, respected citizens of your communities, financial successes in your chosen trades or professions, Girardians bringing honor and credit to your Alma Mater. These years of slow, painstaking development were not easy. As a " newby” you fought and won the battle of homesickness and the battle of " getting along” tvith your playmates, governesses, and teachers. You overcame the leveling pressures of competition. You weathered the restrictions of rules, orders, college traditions, and a rigid routine that tested the fibre of your character to the quick. You finally curbed your gang temptations to " mess around.” You made yourself " pay attention” and respond to ardent, insistent teachers. You played the game hard and according to our code of honor. You strove for a place on the drama stage, in music organiz¬ ations, on teams, or in the assembly program and " made it” at last. You sweat out the " batty.” You played the game well—and made a man. Boy s, your mothers too are " paying the price” for all this today, swelling with pride and deep satisfaction. Their hearts for years have been set upon this event. We, too, are proud of you. You have taken " the first step that counts. " Congratulations, boys! You believed in us. Now you know. Sincerely, C Raymond S. SRasLll • { 30 y Student Body President JOHN TAYLOR MYERS (MOOSE) 3002 South Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Soccer, Wrestling, National Honor Society, Stu¬ dent Council With John, the quality of leadership is paramount. President of the Junior High School, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, and Student Body, he commands respect as a scholar, as an athlete, and as a leader. Dear Fellow Girardians : This afternoon my classmates and I shall leave Girard. We have moved one important step forward in the realization of our hopes. We leave our good school to you who follow us. With us we take the friendships which will endure the rigors of both time and distance. As President of the Student Council, l have always thought first of Girard in our work. We have had some disappointments, but your support made us forget about the past and work for the future. I would like to think that the Student Council has traveled the extra mile, but l am sure that you will better our efforts. You have elected your student leaders for next year. Now give them all the co¬ operation and support they need. Also, always remember that you are a representative of Girard. Your actions and words will create a deeper impression of our school than any books or pam¬ phlets. Preserve her merited name, earned by generations of past Girardians, by striving to do your best in all phases of school and home life. The time has finally come for me to walk down the Chapel aisle for the last time. I am leaving not just a school, but a home filled with many wonderful friends and experiences; and l thank God that l had the opportunity to attend Girard. 32 y Sincerely yours, fjohn £f. Officers Class President EDMUND HOWARD COCCAGNA (ED) 105 Runnymede Avenue, Wayne, Pa. General I and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, Rifle Club, Swimming Exhibiting fair play and friendliness in his daily life, Ed has a mature appreciation for whot Girard has given him. As co-captain of the swimming team and vice-president of the Glee Club, he is an outstanding leader. Dear Classmates ' . Our years at Girard have passed all too quickly and the reality of our leaving and separating is heavy on our minds. Only we as Hummers can realize how deep are the roots of our friendships, how completely for ten years we have shared our struggles and hopes, our successes and sorrows. Whatever lies ahead we can always find strength and purpose in our loyalty to and our belief in one another. We owe more than we know to all that is Girard where we have learned truth, tolerance, duty, and justice. Only with time will we come to know how patiently our teachers and housemasters have persevered in nourishing and de¬ veloping us in every way. They have encouraged us while demanding of us our best efforts. Let us not fail to give them our appreciation in words and deeds, nor forget the high purposes they have instilled in us. Now that we are leaving let each of us add to the good name of our school by our daily endeavor. We came here to learn; may we go forth to serve. In bidding you farewell l hope that God will bless you and keep you safe whatever the days may bring. Sincerely yours, (SdniunJ ft. (Soccagna 33 y We meet each other Like pleasant thoughts When such are wanted. Tlie Has of 196© We will find strength in what remains behind. ( lass Officers JAMES GRAY STIDHAM SWEDE vice-president 6252 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Pattern Making Activities Echelon, Soccer, Swimming, Student Council Soccer, diving, and student government are Swede ' s interests inside the College. He played an important part in our class activities. LEO MICHALUK (LEO) SECRETARY Summit Cj Bellemore Avenue, Almonesson, N. J. Academic and Drafting Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, Girardian, Concert Band, Swing Band, National Honor Society Quiet and industrious, Leo excels in the bands, contributes to the school publications, and is a good scholar. He is recognized for his achievement by his classmates, and is re¬ spected for his intelligence and modesty. DUKE PATRICK DEVLIN (DUKE) TREASURER 98 Riverside Drive, New York City, N. Y. Academic and Drafting Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, Glee Club, Concert Band, Swing Band, WGC, Photography Club We shall remember Duke for the humorous stories of amus¬ ing incidents in which he played a part, his ability to moke friends, and his participation in numerous activities. The 1 Ori nt Ilian A 36 y Senior Class RICHARD PETER ADAMS RICH SD South U««M Axaae. Enijsiw Pu General 1 and vnartsme Slot Atadwt Glee Cue C ' -amirit Our Wrestling Jnsrarnural Sartbat Canunssone- t ' « has a neturad puocSwty fee tearing Ht s n rh Glee CM and » the wnesrlmg lean Whenever we need m aHofcle r.MJxr.w we caa im to kick. JOSEPH BERNARD ALBERICI ALBO 721 Jalosm Street HilaMrka. fi General I and Pnatimg Actvwtves: Glee CM, W " GC Dramatic CM Garardraa AM s Me of bums s batwarted by he keen « . AA.w,-» ■ost noted tor h« nwoucrt he also e»fcvs sjorts t s p wnfc baseball JAMES LEIGH BACHMAN JIM 410 Hanover Street, Nontvcoke. Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: WGC Jim ' s creative talents range fra foarnalrs , to pubbc speck mg, to inpersonatioas. We skoll also remember his amazing knowledge of most sports JOSEPH CHARLES BAJ1 JOE Ale yon Speedway, Pitman, N, J General II and Mochine Shop Activities Glee Club, Concert Band Joe balances his activity in the Concert Band and Glee Club with participation in Life Saving, Advonced Swimming, and Water Safety Aide. RONALD FRANK BARATH (FRANK ' 418 Pierce Street, Bethlehem, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Frank ' s unique trait is his innate sense of consideration. This and the earnestness he manifests, especially in his pursuit of sports has won him our respect. •I ii lie. 1900 A 37 y DONALD ALBERT BECK (DON) 3031 Glenmawr Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Jl v General and Sheet Metal y’ w Activities: Concert Band, Glee Club D° n ' s always serious in his endeavors. He is an important f member the Concert and Glee Club BENJAMIN JOHN BERTINO • BERT) 1319 Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Girard News Easily excited, Bert channels his energy into the baseball and basketball teams, where he puts forth his characteristically great effort. RICHARD DENNIS BEVANS (DEN) 330 Cardenas Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland General I and Pattern Making Activities: Glee Club, Echelon Boats and water-skiing are Den ' s interests. Socially he is devoted to the opposite sex. With his charm and manner. Den has nothing to worry about in that field. ROBERT FORREST BILHEIMER (BOB) 1110 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. General II and Automotive Activities: Echelon, Basketball Bob is olways a very pleasant companion. Active in intra¬ mural and varsity sports, he is also an avid supporter of all our teams. SALVATORE JOSEPH BOVOSO (JOE) 5600 North Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Girardian, Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Echelon Joe likes books and music. As a member of the Dramatic Club and the Glee Club, he converts these pastimes into valuable contributions to the betterment of Girard. 1 Tlie Tori n III ism A 38 b ALBERT WILLIAM BULLOCK (AL) 656 East Hermitage Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Printing Activities: Girard News, Glee Club, Concert Band, Swing Band, Track For his musical ability and humor, Al will be long remem¬ bered. He combines experience and talent on his big trom¬ bone in the Concert and Swing Bands and sings in the Glee Club, serving as its president. MYRON ROY CAPLAN (TOBY) 4110 Franklin Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. Academic and Clerical Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, WGC, National Honor Society Toby ' s trademarks are his smile and warm personality. He is a good influence on all his associates. Sports and letter writing play a big part in his daily living. VICTOR JOHN CARLSON (HECTOR ' 133 James Terrace, Rahway, N. J. Academic and Machine Shop Activities: Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club Intensely interested in oceanography. Hector devotes most of his free time to this fascinating subject. He will gladly talk about it at any time. NORMAN JAY CHACHKIN (NORM) 257 South Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Girard News, Girardian, Concert Band, National Honor Society Norm assumed the job of editor of the Girard News with his usual relish for challenge. While contributing heavily to extra-curricular activities, he still maintains his high place as a scholar. SAMUEL JOSEPH CHAPMAN (SAM) 4206 Tyson Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General II and Automotive Activities: Concert Band Sam is interested in music, softball, and swimming. He can also be found enjoying himself at most dances. •I ii tie. IfM»0 39 h HAROLD CRAIG COHRS (HAP) 502 Tremont Avenue, Orange, N. J. General I and Machine Shop Activities: Rifle Club Hap enthusiastically pursues hobbies of modeling and in¬ venting. This creative ability will determine his future. RICHARD PAUL COLLINS (LINS) 7903 Pickering Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Girardian, Rifle Club, Glee Club One needs only to mention the word " Republican " and Lins appears from nowhere. A staunch adherent of the party, he always supports its policies. ROBERT RICHARD CONSAVAGE (BOB) Elizabeth Avenue, Raritan, N. J. General I and Electrical Activities: Girardian, Rifle Club A smiling face characterizes this carefree, happy classmate. Wherever there is fun, there is Bob. ROBERT FRANCIS CORRIGAN (BOB) 2968 Tulip Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Printing Activities: Glee Club, WGC Bob ' s life centers around his social pursuits, which keep him cheerful and enthusiastic. The Glee Club puts his sing¬ ing ability to good use. ROBERT DANIEL CULVER (VITE) 19 Cottage Street, Lodi, N. J. General I and Automotive Activities: Rifle Club, Echelon Vite can keep one laughing forever. No one can be serious when he isn ' t. The Corinth ism 40 } ROCCO ANTONIO D ' AMICO (ROCKY) 1608 Reed Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Clerical Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, WGC, Dromatic Club Rocky is a brilliant student and a hard worker. Serving as co-editcr-in-chief of the Corinthian and head announcer of WGC, he proves to be an asset to the class. ADAM CALHOUN DEVENEY (ACE) 140 West Essex Avenue, Lansdowne, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Act.vities: Glee Club, Swing Band, Soccer Captain quartermaster in the " Batty, " Ace is an able lead¬ er. He works his hardest for the wrestling team. DENNIS MICHAEL DEVLIN ' DEN) 98 Riverside Drive, New York City, N. Y. General I and Stenographic Activities: WGC, Rifle Club, Echelon Den ' s knowledge of and interest in guns make him an ex¬ pert in this field. Wherever he goes, his inimitable carica¬ tures are thoroughly enjoyed. JOSEPH LAWRENCE DIORIO (JOE) 506 East Avenue, Glenside, Pa. General I and Stenographic Activities : Girard News, Concert Band, Swing Band, Wrestling Possessing a quick wit and a good sense of humor, Joe makes many of our hours lighter. He upholds the name of Girard in the Band and on the wresting team. EDWARD Dl ROMALDO (Dl 2215 South Eleventh Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Clerical Activities: Girard News, Glee Club, WGC, Dramatic Club Our only pizza pie maker, Di has a pleasing personality which will long be remembered with affection. He is oble to get along with everybody. June, 1900 41 h CHARLES ANDREW ELLIS (CHARLEY) 144 Buchanan Street, Phoenixville, Pa. General II and Clerical Activities: Glee Club Charley is a loyal supporter of all the Hum teams. His inevit¬ able smile is a symbol of his friendliness. WILLIAM VICKROY EVANS (VIC) 1 Bayard Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Giradian, WGC, Dramatic Club, Echelon Vic ' s jokes and antics are engraved in our memories. Though rambunctious outside of school, he is a conscientious student DANIEL JAMES FERRO (DAN) 5590 South Hillcreek Drive, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Drafting Activities: Girardian, Glee Club, WGC, Dramatic Club, Soccer Always friendly, Dan takes pride in his personal appearance. On the soccer field he is capable and aggressive. ANTHONY JAMES FIORE (TONY) 434 Lombard Street, New Haven, Conn. General I and Printing Activities: Corinthian , Concert Bond, Swing Band Tony appreciates good humor. He does a responsible job in his studies, and in the Concert Bond and the Swing Band. He is an avid wrestling enthusiast. ROBERT DAVID FRANCO ' FRANKS) 2831 B Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Carpentry Activities: Rifle Club Franks ' knowledge of a multitude of subjects blossoms in his many interesting conversations. An avid weight-lifter, he is proud of his physical stature. The Corinthian 4 42 ) ♦ RICHARD ANTHONY FRIEBEL (RICH) 126 Myrtle Avenue, Cheltenham, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Activities: Concert Band Rich lives and acts the way he feels. His friendliness and good humor always manifest themselves in any group. Girls are a cardinal interest in Rich ' s life. JOSEPH ANTHONY FRIGIOLA (JOE) 2421 South Twelfth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Drafting Ac.ivitics: Corinthian, Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Student Council Aniitic with brush or phrase, Joe expresses his fertile imagina¬ tion vividly in literature and art. A true friend, he is respected for his character, his ability, and his understanding. ARTHUR DOUGLAS GARFEIN (GART) 410 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, N. Y. Academic and Clerical Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, Girardian, Glee Club, WGC, Wrestling, National Honor Society Aggressively supporting Hum activities, Gart makes service more than a thought. He works sincerely and seriously for our teams, our publications, and in studies. His easy, sociable presence and good sense of fun are enjoyed by all his class¬ mates. JOHN DAVID GEARHART (JOHN) RD 2, Box 111-A, Homer City, Pa. Academic and Carpentry Activities: Girard News John is one of our out-of-doors boys whose stories of farm life in western Pennsylvania are always with us. He is always willing to lend a helping hand when it is needed. STERLING RALF GEDRAITIS (GUZ) 168 Rimmon Hill Road, Beacon Falls, Conn. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Corinthian, Glee Club, Swing Band, Rifle Club Leaning more towards the intellectual than the practical, Guz is always found debating furiously in conversations covering a multitude of subjects. His hobby is sports cars. June, 1960 A 43 y LELAND CHARLES GIANNINI (LEE) 6613 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Concert Band, Swimming, National Honor Society Lasting effort has rewarded Lee in many ways. He is gifted with the urge to live, think, and act decisively and energetically. WALTER RICHARD GREY (BILL) 86 Carey Street, Ashley, Pa. Academic and Printing Activities: Girard News, Girardian, WGC, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Fencing, Soccer, Gymnastics, Track Bill is an active athlete, actor, artist, and public speaker. His contributions in these fields make our Girard life better. DENNIS JAY GRIES (DEN) 6612 North Eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Clerical Activities: Girard News, Intramural Soccer Commissioner, Student Center Whether working in the Student Center or pouring over the Phillies ' box scores. Den is always interested in something. We shall remember him because he is dependable, tenacious, and likeable. JOHN LAWRENCE HAGERTY (JOE) 454 Forrest Avenue, Drexel Hill, Pa. General II and Printing Activities: Glee Club, Student Council, Basketball, Intramur¬ al Softball Commissioner Joe is fond of athletics. He is a quiet, friendly classmate who has a firm place in our class. JOHN JOSEPH HEANEY (BEAN) 5614 Roschill Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Automotive Activities: Glee Club, Rifle Club, Swimming Bean, with his ready wit and curiosity, is independent but agreeable. He loves camping and the out-of-doors, and ha. attained the rank of Eagle Scout. In school his interest is in things scientific and mechanical. The Tori iitliism «{ 44 ] ♦ RICHARD LEE HEMMERLE (DICK) 143 Shearer Street, North Wales, Pa. General II and Sheet Metal Activities: Glee Club Dick enjoys intramural sports and singing in the Glee Club. His amicable nature makes him a welcome addition to any gathering. EDWARD LEE HILL • ED) 27-08 Twenty-first Avenue, Astoria, Long Island, N. Y. General I and Pattern Shop Activities: Concert Band, Swing Band Ed ' s constant friendliness and his willingness to help everyone make him always welcome. He is a valued member of both bands. ROBERT EDWARD HIMMELRICH (HUCK) 710 Washington Avenue, Bridgeville, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Dramatic Club, Echelon, Soccer, Student Council Huck is a captain in the Battalion and a co-captain of the soccer team. He is reserved in manner, effective in action, and well liked by everyone. JOHN PATRICK HOUGHTON (HOWDY) 1122 East Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General II and Pattern Shop Activities: Echelon Howdy ' s satirical humor is merely the outer covering of a sensitive person. He enjoys all athletics, and all social functions. PAUL STEPHEN JAYNE (PAUL) 1086 Common Road, Camden, N. J. General I and Electrical Activities: Glee Club, Concert Band Paul is a devoted friend and classmate. He enjoys music and is a member of the Glee Club and Concert Band. •Iiiiio. 1060 « 45 ► DONALD RICHARD JOHANSEN (DON) R. F. D. 5 Central Avenue, Blue Anchor, N. J. General I and Machine Shop Activities: Concert Band, Swing Band, Student Council Hale, hearty, and energetic, Don is both a sportsman and a leader. His many interests and his enthusiasm make him a popular classmate. He is a co-leader of the Swing Band. JUDD ROBERT JOHNSON (JUDD) 67 Central Road, Ocean City, N. J. Academic and Drafting Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club Judd works hard at everything he attempts. His will to study has made him one of the top scholars of the class. JOHN JOSEPH KANE (JOHN) 4802 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, Echelon, Soccer, Wrestling Who can ever forget John ' s accomplishments in wrestling or in soccer? He is one of the outstanding athletes of the class. ROBERT JOHN KELLY (KELL) 568 Alter Street, Hazleton, Pa. General I and Carpentry Activities: Dramatic Club, Swimming Easy going and cheerful, Kell is always ready to help. He is an excellent diver. ROBERT JAMES KILLEN (CHUCK) 403 Justice Square, Chester, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Activities: Echelon The low voice coming from behind a music magazine is invariably Chuck ' s. He also loves basketball and con be found on the court almost every day. The Corinthian ♦ ( 46 } ♦ ROY JON KOCH (ROY) 71 Walnut Avenue, Conyngham, Pa. General II and Carpentry Activities: Glee Club, Rifle Club Roy is fun-loving and affable. Being from a rural area, he comes naturally by his love of guns and hunting. JOHN MICHAEL KOSTELNICK (KUZ) 2704 South Ninth Street, Apt. 301, Arlington, Va. General I and Carpentry Activities: Soccer Kuz is one of the many friendly and loyal members of our class. He excels as a member of the soccer team. JACOB CHRISTOPHER KUTSCHERA (JAKE) 1613 Wilson Avenue, Bristol, Pa. General II and Machine Shop Activities: WGC, Rifle Club, Echelon A somewhat solitary fellow, Jake has a deep interest in cars and hopes to continue in that field. DENNIS LAMBRECHT (NIP) 200 A West Parkway Avenue, Chester, Pa. General I and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, Rifle Club Whenever there is a dance, Nip is always there. His jovial personality and casual manner symbolize his joy in living. MICHAEL FRANK LANE (MIKE) 721 Northwood Avenue, Merchontville, N. J. Academic and Machine Shop Activities: Concert Band, Swing Band, WGC, Nationol Honor Society Mike is a good athlete, a member of both bands, and a mem¬ ber of the National Honor Society. He has the qualities of a real leader. •lune, 1900 47 ) HUGH RYAN MCGOUGH (HUGHIE) 223 East Gravers Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Stenographic Activities: Girard News, WGC, Swimming Quiet and tenacious, Hugh always tries his level best to do a good job. He will succeed in whatever he sets out tc do. MICHAEL FRANCIS MESSINA (MIKE) 1108 Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Printing Activities: Girardian, Concert Band, Swing Band Photography Club Mike hos a large capacity for fun. As member of the Concert and Swing Bands, he is a real asset. EDWARD YARNELL MILLER (ED) 851 Springhaven Road, Springfield. Pa. Academic and Drafting Activities: Girard News, Glee Club Ed is the class mathemetician. Consecrated to his studies, he is engrossed in his march to success and is respected for his knowledge and his persistence. STANSBURY CHARLES MINEMIER ' STAN) 49 Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Girardian, Glee Club, Concert Band, Dramatic Club, Fencing, National Honor Society Stan ' s willingness to contribute and participate is his hall¬ mark. These services, added to his scholarship and depend¬ ability, led to his induction into the National Honor Society. NELSON CURTIS MISHKIN (NELS) 1108 West Somerset Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Clerical Activities: Student Center, Girard News, WGC, Echelon As bookkeeper for the student center, Nels shows determina¬ tion to get his job done swiftly and accurately. This out¬ standing characteristic is apparent in all his work. The Corinthian A 48 y EDWARD FRANCIS MITCHELL (MITCH) 864 Tyson Avenue, Roslyn, Pa. General II and Pattern Making Activities: Soccer, Intramural Basketball Commissioner Mitch is interested in all sports ond enjoys listening to rock and roll. JOHN ANDREW MLYNARCZYK (JAM) 1333 Princess Avenue, Camden, N. J. General I and Electrical Activities: WGC, Dramatic Club, Swing Band Jam will remain in our minds as the quiet, studious type. His interest in electronics contributes very much to the success cf the WGC program. HERBERT BOYD MORGENROTH (HERB) Langhorne R. D. 1, Pa. General II and Clerical Activities: Glee Club, Rifle Club Herb ' s pleasant attitude has earned his place in our lives. He will find good friends and a good life in the future. JOSEPH MICHAEL MURPHY (LEPRECHAUN) 65 ' 2 East Main Street, Plymouth, Pa. General II and Clerical Activities: Glee Club, Concert Band, Swing Band Leprechaun is one of the jazz lovers who works hard to pro¬ duce the Swing Band that we enjoy during the year. His shrill giggle is his famous trademark. BYRON HUNTER ORRS (BY) 328 South Eleventh Street, Reading, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Glee Club, Student Center, Student Council A quiet person, By rarely gets the recognition he deserves. Our good times at the Student Center were made possible by his hours of work. •June, 1900 49 y J MAX RICHARD PAGE (RICH) 3155 Knorr Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Corinthian, Dramatic Club Rich has a number of hobbies which center around his inter¬ est in science and modeling. He is recognized for his scholar¬ ship and contribution to publications. DAVID WALTON PAULSON (DAVE) 6742 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General II and Pattern Making Activities: Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Soccer An agile 170-pound man on the wrestling team, Dave does a commemdable job. He finds delight in talking about his favorite subject .. girls. WALTER ANTHONY PETKA (CHICK) 3141 North Morston Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Machine Shop Activities: Girard News, Soccer, Baseball Chick works hard and sincerely at any job, big or small Athletics play an important part in his life, and he plays an important part in Hum athletics. DAVID MICHAEL PHILLIPS (DAVE) 604 West Main Street, Plymouth, Pa. Academic and Carpentry Activities: Girardian, Glee Club Dave ' s smile symbolizes his cheerful nature and pleasant dis¬ position. We shall miss him. MICHAEL JOHN QUINN (KOOKIE) 1720 Belfield Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Girard News, WGC, Glee Club Mike is interested in the entertainment world, in England, and in travel. His altruistic outlook on life and his confidence should lead him to success. The Tori n III ism A 50 DONALD RATAJCZAK (DON) 1605 Rowon Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club, Basketball, National Honor Society Don has wide and varied interests. What he believes he will support in the face of all opposition. He is one of our top scholars. PAUL CLAYTON REGISTER (REG) A5-2 Lincoln Avenue, Aberdeen, Md. General I and Pattern Making Activities: Glee Club Reggie ' s chief interest is his work in the Glee Club. His quiet manner is his key to our friendship. FRANCIS MICHAEL RIEG III (FRANK) 804 North Mercer Street, New Castle, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Activities: Girard News, Girardian, Concert Band, Student Center Frank works tirelessly and cheerfully to improve the Student Center. We deeply appreciate this contribution to making our lives more enjoyable. JAMES FRANK RITCHIE (RICH) Box 447, White Horse Pike, Woterfield, N. J. General I and Sheet Metal Activities: WGC, Glee Club Gifted with quick wit and a sociable personality Rich is always welcome. These talents serve him well as on announcer for WGC. WILLIAM DAVID ROSS DAVE) 4225 Glenview Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Girard News, Glee Club, Concert Band Common sense and a pleasant personality are Dave s chief traits. He moves among a small circle of friends and ex¬ presses his love of music as a member of the Band and Glee Club. •Iiine 9 1060 Any JAMES ELLIOTT R ULE (JIM) 511 Millbonk Road, Upper Darby, Pa. General II and Electrical Activities: Echelon Jim is one of the most independent personalities in our class. A member of the track team, he is interested in all sports. MARIO SANTILLI (MARIO) 405 Sagamore Road, Havertown, Pa. General I and Machine Shop Mario is genial and reticent. He looks into the future with hope of becoming an expert machinist. RONALD PETER SARACINI (RON) 2228 Ardmore Avenue, Drexel Hill, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Ron is a fun-loving, cheerful fellow who has many friends. We feel sure that he will make the most of life. BRUCE DANIEL SEAMAN (CHIEF) 1030 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, N. J. General I and Automotive Activities: Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Track Chief never talks much, but his prowess in track speaks for him. His other interests are acting and singing. CARL ROBERT SEHL (CARL) 5520 Large Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Sheet Metal Carl has a unique sense of humor and a contagious laugh. A serious athlete, he participates on both the varsity and intra¬ mural teams. The Corinthian 52 • EMANUEL SIDNEY SHEITELMAN (MANNY) 1430 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Stenographic Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, Girardian, WGC, Dra¬ matic Club, Photography Club, National Honor Society Scholarly and serious, Monny is also an individualist whose ironic wit is occasionally sharp-edged. EDWARD PAUL SHOCKOWITZ ' SHOCK) 536 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Electrical Activities: Swing Band, Rifle Club Shocky is a quiet but observant fellow, whom we shall member as a good friend and a conversationalist. PETER WARD SHOEMAKER (PETE) R. D. 5 Seeley Road, Bridgeton, N. J. General I and Clerical Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, Swing Band, Echelon, Soccer, Track By sheer determination Pete developed himself into the Hum ' s best distance runner, and an All-Independent soccer player. His neat appearance and friendly understand ing make him popular. JAY BRUCE SINGER (BRUCE) 1600 South Etting Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Stenographic Activities: Girardian, Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Student Center Bruce devotes his spare time to the fine arts of reading, writing, acting, and singing. He has the strength to live by what he believes and has earned the the appreciation of his classmates. ROBERT JAMES SIREN (BOB) 1317 Champlost Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Electrical Activities: Glee Club, Photography Club Bob is the quiet type, interested in people and their ideas. He is an avid and an excellent photographer. •June, I960 53 b CHESTER SUSSMAN SNYDER (CHET) 2036 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Automotive Activities: Echelon Chet gives us many long-to-be-remembered laughs. He takes each day as it comes and enjoys his friends. JOHN SOSINSKI (JACK) 106 West Grand Street, Nanticoke, Pa. General I and Stenographic Mammoth in stature. Jack ' s first love is football, specifically U.C.L.A. He also supports our grapplers avidly. JAMES STEPHEN SWANTEK (SWAN) 1909 Dennie Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General II and Pattern Making Activities: Glee Club, Concert Band Swan is quiet but not withdrawn. He has a friendly nature and facility for comradeship. He expresses his conscien¬ tiousness in whatever he does and particularly in the Concert Band and Glee Club. JOHN JOSEPH TAIT (JOHN) 27 Hughes Avenue, Gloucester, N. J. General II and Printing Sheer determination earns John a place in the basketball and baseball teams. This quality will take him far in the years ahead. WESLEY JAMES TEASDALE (WES) 2814 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: WGC Wes is a reserved fellow who stays with his chosen friends. He has the strength to be himself whatever the cost. The Corinthian « 54 ► ROBERT LLOYD TURRING (TURRS) 324 Greene Street, Lonsdale, Po. Academic and Drafting Activities: Glee Club, Photography Club, Swimming A philosopher, Turrs privately puts many of his ideas into prac¬ tice. His architectural views coincide with his idea of a per¬ fect life — natural, ethical, and functional. GINTERS VURLICERS (GIN) 4921 North Thirteenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Academic and Electrical Activities: Corinthian, Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club, Photography Club, Echelon, National Honor Society Gin ' s enthusiastic cheerfulness and his desire to help anyone, make him an outstanding member of our class. He is an excellent photographer, camper, and swimmer. Above all, he is a reliable friend. DANIEL JOHN WALSH (DAN) 240 South Fifth Street, Elizabeth, N. J. General I and Carpentry Activities: Rifle Club, Baseball Dan, a quiet classmate, is interested in sports, especially baseball. He is self sufficient and observant. KENNETH OSVILLE WERLEY (KEN) Allentown Rout 3, Pa. General I and Patternmaking Activ.ties: Rifle Club, Echelon We will never forget Ken ' s deep voice, good natured attitude, and sense of humor. He gives us many hours of fun and laughter. JAMES DANIEL WERT (KID) 318 West Walnut Street, Pottstown, Pa. General I and Clerical Activities: Glee Club, WGC, Dramatic Club Kid is of on artistic bent, enjoying dancing, singing, and the theatre. Capricious but likeable, he has so many friends that he calls them all " Kid. " June. 1960 55 b JOHN DOUGLAS WOODS (HERM) B-43 Talbot Towers, Braddock, Pa. General I and Automotive Activities: Rifle Club Herm ' s rotund face always carries a broad smile. He works hord at everything he attempts. His interests are rock-ond- roll and baseball. CHARLES RICHARD ZELLERS II (CHUCK 101 North Thirty-second Street, Phoenix, Arizona General I and Machine Shop Activities: Student Center, Rifle Club Chuck ' s good nature and lively wit make his presence pleasant On the serious side, he works hard in the Student Store and is a member of the Rifle Club. Additional Honors WGC Peter Shoemoker Bruce Seaman Jay Bruce Singer Stansbury Minemier Sterling Gedraitis Michael Messina Albert Bullock WRESTLING Edward DiRomaldo Arthur D. Garfcin Adam C. Dcvcncy Ronald Saracini David W. Paulson DRAMATIC CLUB Duke Devlin Robert Siren David Paulson Sterling Gedraitis Albert Bullock Jomes Ritchie John Kostelnick John Houghton David Phillips SWIMMING Robert Kelly BASKETBALL Myron R. Caplan Benjamin J. Bertino Robert J. Killen Robert F. Bilheimer Charles A. Ellis John L. Hagerty John J. Tait GIRARDIAN Arthur Gorfein Myron Caplan John Houghton Carl Sehl The Corinthian 56 h Front Row, left to right-. J. Wilson, H. Roth, J. Kane, R. Himmelri ch, P. Shoemaker, A. Deveney, J. Silberman, G. Wybranski Second Row : Mr. Cooper, J. Stidham, R. Petrick, J. Myers, W. Petka, J. Kostelnick, L. Scott, D. Paulson, D. Ferro Last Row: P. Hilliard, E. Cybulski, J. Carullo, G. Berzkalns, J 1 . Petronis, W. Grey, R. Lewis, Mr. Wolstenholme With only two returning lettermen, this year’s soccer team, led by Co-Captains Bob Himmelrich and Pete Shoemaker, faced a difficult season. Despite this their work and leadership produced the respect¬ able record of 6-4-2. The game with Northeast Catholic was, as usual, hard fought. After leading 2-1, the Hummers were defeated in the final five minutes, 3-2. After four games and a 2-2 record, the team played West Chester’s freshmen in the best played and most im¬ pressive game of the season. Although West Chester dominated the play through¬ out most of the game, the Hummers tied the score at 1-1 at the start of the second half, and in the third period moved ahead, 2-1. In the last quarter, with only a few minutes remaining, West Chester scored their second goal to tie the score. Two overtime periods proved futile as the game ended in a tie. At the end of the season Bob Himmel¬ rich, Pete Shoemaker, and John Petronis were selected as members of the All-In¬ dependent team. Bob Himmelrich also made the All-Scholastic team. Special thanks goes to Coach Wolsten¬ holme whose time and effort were deeply appreciated. 58 j Girard 1 Frankford 3 4 Harrington 2 2 Navy Plebes 1 2 Northeast Catholic 3 2 West Chester Freshmen 2 2 Alumni 2 4 Swarthmore 1 4 Reading 0 2 Ridley Township 0 1 Northeast 2 2 Westtown 3 3 U. of Penn. Freshmen 1 Front Row, left to right: Mr. Cooper, R. Killen, D. Rata- jczak, Mr. Foley, Second Row: J. Tait, C. Ellis, B. Berrino, M. Caplan, J. Hagerty, R. Flaherty, R. Bilheimer Last Row: W. Dorsey, J. Bradley, E. Holmstrom, R. Lewis, J. Petronis, E. Cybulski G.C. 41 Chestnut Hill Academy 27 47 Alumni 39 55 Devereaux School 32 35 Bryn Athyn 29 60 Pa. School for the Deaf 75 38 Germantown Academy 45 32 Episcopal Academy 75 38 Temple High 69 43 George School 54 57 Valley Forge M. A. 52 53 Westtown Friends 35 40 Germantown Friends 38 54 Church Farm School 43 39 Central High 37 This year, basketball played a major part in winter sports at Girard. The team, led by Co-Captains Don Ratajczak and Chuck Killen emerged victorious in nine of their fourteen contests. Beginning the season with a group of inexperienced boys, Coach Richard Foley put together a con¬ fident, well-balanced squad. Converting this high spirit into action, the team won their first four games by com¬ fortable margins. After losing a tense game to Germantown Academy, the team drop¬ ped four sraight contests. The victory tide surged back with a brilliant win over Val¬ ley Forge in which John Bradley produced 23 points. With their confidence renewed the team finished with five straight wins. In point scoring, John Bradley led the team with 204 points and only fell five points short of breaking Chuck Vrabel’s scoring record set in 1958. John Petronis hit consistently from the left corner to pile up 164 points. Don Ratajczak had 117 to take third honors. With four returning starte rs, Coach Foley will have the nucleus around which to build a powerful team. We wish him luck. 59 F E N C I N G Front Rote, left to right-. Mr. Rothberg, R. Miller, J. Raibley, W. Grey, M. Lutestanski, D. Hoy, S. Minemier Second Row: R. Paul, E. Poncavagc, J. Register, A. Stockberger, C. Dooley Winning eight straight meets the fencing team remained undefeated through the season. Captain Charles Dooley and Co-captain Edward Poncavage, both in the sabre event, led the squad with 19-3 and 20-2 records respectively. In the foil Michael Lutestanski’s 16- 6 " log” was outstanding, while Robert Paul’s 14-7 record was the best of the new three-man epee team. The 15-12 meet with Thomas Edison High was the closest competition of the season; however, the contest with the University of Pennsylvania was the most exciting. The " Red and Blue” boasted a superior sabre team, an outstanding European-born fencer, and a six-year winning streak over the Hum. Despite these disadvantages Girard won by 17- 10. Dooley, Paul, and Poncavage were undefeated in this meet. The team again lost out in the Yale Trophy Tournament. Lutestanski finished third in the foil, and Paul placed fourth in epee. When all five sabre contestants tied, the judge awarded prizezs on the basis of points scored against each participant. This dropped Pon¬ cavage to fifth place, leaving Girard in a tie for fourth. With all but one of the squad returning Coach Rothberg can look forward to a promising 1960-’6l campaign. 15 Thomas Edison 12 17 Central 10 17 U. of P. 10 18 Franford 6 16 V. F. M. A. 11 19 Northeast 8 20 Haver ford College 7 11 Perkiomen 4 ♦( 60 ]• ' ■ Front Row, left to right: S. Gedi ' aitis, G. Berzkalns, J. Collins, J. Hartman, W. Westfall C. Berry, H. McGough Second Row: E. Coccagna, R. Kelly, L. Giannini. J. Stidham, G. Vurlicers, R. Turring, Mr. Rickenbach The I960 swimming team, ably coached by Mr. Robert Rickenbach, came through with a winning season. Co-captains Ed Coccagna and Bob Turring were leaders whose spirit carried their teammates to peak performance. The team had good depth this year and support from a number of promising under¬ classmen. Jim Hartman and Jeff Hoard, both consistent winners, are freshman and sopho¬ more, respectively. George Berzkalns, an outstanding junior, established a new 100-yard breaststroke record at 1:14.5. Seniors Jim Stidham and Bob Kelly were consistent win¬ ners in diving. Other seniors included Ed Coccagna, Bob Turring, and Lee Giannini, who were all high point scorers. Bob Turring set the 100-yard butterfly record at 1:08.15 and established the 200-yard individual medley record at 2:34.1. The 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Hoard, Berzkalns, Turring, and Coccagna broke the record three times, finally leaving it at 1:56.2. When one considers the formidable competition of Haverford, West Chester, and Northeast High, the 8-5-1 record is a commendable accomplishment. The only disap¬ pointment for the squad transpired when they unexpectedly lost to Allentown. In review, this year’s swimming season was successful and rewarding. Coach Ric¬ kenbach did an excellent job with his first team. The future looks very promising. Northeast Public Merchantville Moorestown Valley Forge Wyoming Seminary Westtown Haverford Allentown West Chester Reading Germantown Academy George School $ W I M M I X G A 61 fc - Girard vs. Perkiomen Prep. 34-13 Penn Charter School 16-28 Tower Hill School 38- 6 Valley Forge M. A. 39-11 Germantown Friends 53-3 Haverford School 12-34 Germantown Academy 50-6 Episcopal Academy 39 " 11 Delhaas H. S. 25-19 Bryn Athyn Academy 16-30 Lower Merion H. S. 30-22 Malvern Prep. 42- 5 Friends’Central School 45- 3 Hill School 11-39 Outstanding in skill, sportsmanship, and team spirit, this year’s popular wrestling team ended the season with the second best record in Girard’s wrestling history, win¬ ning ten meets and dropping four, and placing third in the Episcopal Wrestling Tournament. With many handicaps—an inexpe¬ rienced coach, seven of the twelve weight- classes vacated by graduation, and a late start in practice—the Hum grapplers quickly got down to work. The results were more than impressive. Sixteen records fell during the season and five were tied. The sophomore marvel Thomas Buchman (13-1) produced the best inividual record ever established; co¬ captains Joseph Diorio (8-4-2) and John Myers (9-3-1) not only turned in fine per¬ formances, but were the team’s stalwarts —teaching, inspiring, and leading. Rich¬ ard Adams (9-4-1) and Adam Deveney (11-3) were also vital to the team’s suc¬ cess. We cannot fail to acknowledge the devoted work of Coach David C. Wol- stenholme and the two " paternal” man¬ agers, Arthur Garfein and Ed DiRomaldo. Front Row, left to ri ht: J. Hallam, T. Hallam, J. Braun, T. Buchman Second Row : E. DiRomaldo, R. Saracini, J. Diorio, A. Deveney, J. Dougherty, J. Myers, A. Gartein Last Row: A. DiTizio, R. Adams, D. Paulson, E. Smith, Mr. Wolstenholme 62 ]«“■ Thus far the baseball team has faced its rumored " strongest competition” and com¬ piled a record of five wins and three losses. If the Hum " nine " wins its remaining five games, it will record, possibly, a very suc¬ cessful season. Opening with victories over Benjamin Franklin, Episcopal Academy, and the Pen¬ nsylvania School for the Deaf, the Hum¬ mers lost their first game to Valley Forge. John Petronis gave the cadets only five hits, including a three-run homer, but the squad committed six errors. The team was " on the ball” again when Daniel " Knob¬ by” Walsh belted a home run to topple the Bar tram Braves, 7-4. Then the Hummers traveled to Chester where they met a night¬ mare named Lew Krausse. Petronis pitched well, allowing only two hits, but the team couldn’t meet the ball. Krausse no-hitted the Hum and struck out eighteen. After dropping another game to Northeast de¬ spite George Berzkalns’ home run, the team started its winning ways again at Haverford by topping the " Fords,” 6-4. Walsh is leading the pitchers with a 1-0 slate, but Petronis, 4-2, has the most de¬ cisions. Gene Cybulski, 0-1, suffered the other loss. The team is batting .205; Paul Hilliard is the top hitter, boasting a .333 average. Record Girard 4 Benjamin Franklin 3 5 Episcopal Academy 0 6 Penna. School for the Deaf 4 1 Valley Forge M. A. 7 Bartram High School 4 0 Chester High School 2 1 Northeast High School 6 6 Haverford School 4 (Season incomplete) m PP0 i Front Row, left to right-. J. Alberici, J. Kane, R. Himmelrich, D. Walsh, B. Bertino, P. Hilliard Second Row. J. Wilson, W. Dorsey, J. Bradley, R. Bilheimcr, J. Petronis, E. Cybulski, J. Ttiic, J. Carullo, R. Culver, R. Petrick, Mr. Fletcher Cooper 63 y L L ssnw ss At the writing of this article (May 8) the Hum cindermen are at the peak of condition. After dropping the first meet, they came back to win the next three. The relay team, con¬ sisting of Ted Wolff, John Perazzelli, Bob Turring, and Pete Shoemaker took a second at the Bridgeton Relays at two miles, and a third at the Penn Relays in the Prep School Mile Re¬ lay. The team was exceptionally strong in the distance events, taking every first place and scoring 90 points out of a possible 108 in the 440, 880, and mile. Perazzelli has placed in every running event from the 100 to the mile. Shoemaker hasn’t been beaten in the mile in the last two years. Ted Wolff provided strength in the 440 and Bob Turring in the 880, while Ed Smith and Ken Hippie added depth to the mile. Shortly after the season began Ed Coccagna and Pete Shoemaker were elected as co¬ captains. Ed was our top sprint man. Jim Rule and Harry Schneeble were dependable in the high and low hurdles. In the field events Bruce Seaman and A1 Bullock were dependable in the high jump and shot put respectively. Schneeble and Tony Forcellini added points in the broad jump, and Bill Grey and Lee Gian- nini in the pole vault. The team feels that this year was the start of a highly successful career for Coach Rickenbach whose tireless effort meant much to them. Record Girard 38(4 Episcopal 60 2 73 Germantown Friends 26 521 2 Haverford School 46 2 57 Devereaux School 24 (Season incomplete) front Koto, left to right : A. Bullock, J. Sheller, W. Grey, T. Wolff, R. Flaherty, H. Roth, A. Forcellini, J. Silberman, J. Lynch, H. Yocum Sccoml Row. J. Peuazzelli, L. Giannini, R. Turring, B. Seaman, D. Ferro, R. Try, K. Hippie, P. Shoemaker, J. Sosinski, E. Smith, E. Coccagna, C. Sehl, D. Debus, R. O ' Donnell J. Calogero, H. Schneeble, Mr. Robert Rickenbach 64 } SOCCER Because intramural sports give every boy a chance to be on some team, they play a larger part in the athletic life of our school where varsity sports offer only l.m ' ted possibilities. Our intra¬ mural program in soccer has filled a definite place in providing ex¬ citement and competition for par¬ ticipants and spectators. At the season’s end S-l with a 6-0-2 record, held the top spot. Led by Captain Myron Caplan and John Gearhart the team was bril¬ liant in defensive play. In the all- star game they won an over-time victory by the narrow margin of 3-2. Team scoring honors went to S-4, finishing with forty-one tallies. John Hagerty, of S-4, was the individual high scorer with sixteen goals. The all-intramural team, composed entirely of seniors, was chosen as follows: M. Caplan, S-l, goal; A. Bullock, S-2, J. Frigiola, S-l, fullbacks; R. Bilheimer, S-4, W. Evans, S-2, R. Kelly, S-2, halfbacks; E. Mitchell, S-4, G. Vurlicers, S-l, J. Hagerty, S-4, J. Woods, S-3, J. Ritchie, S-3, linemen. Credit must be given to Commissioner Dennis Gries and to Mr. George Keller whose interested and untiring efforts made this year’s successful season possible. Front Row, left to right: V. Carlson, E. DiRomaldo, G. Vurlicers, J. Gearhart, W. Phillips, A. Garfein Second Row: J. Johnson, J. Frigiola, R. D’Amico, M. Lane, D. Ratajczak, M. Caplan, R. Turring BASKETBALL Intramural basketball in I960 ended with S-2 the undisputed champions, finishing the season with a 7-0 record. Averaging 147 points to their opponents’ 50, they played a lively brand of basketball, placing Carl Sehl, John Kostelnick, and Peter Shoemaker on the all-intramural squad. Sehl, who scored 266, Kos¬ telnick, 230, Petka, 154, and Shoemaker, 136, provided the team with the artillery it needed to win first place. The team relied on good ball handling and timing of the rebounds to trounce its opponents. As a finale to the well-played season, S-2 won a brilliant 40-38 victory over the Hum junior varsity. John Gearhart led S-l to a tie for second place with the expert shooting that enabled him to capture league scoring honors with 438 points. He had a 140-point game which ultimately led to his election to the all-intramural team. Daniel Walsh, of S-3, was the fifth member to earn a position on this select team. His aggressive rebounding and scoring ability were key factors in S-3 s second place, 6-2, finish. , „ , ♦4 65 b Rear Front: W. Petka : P. Shoemaker, J. Kostelnick, C. Sehl, V. Evans I N T B A M U R A L § WRESTLING Adams. ' 58 ' 59, ' 60 Deveney. ' 60 Diorio . ' 58, ' 59 DiRomaldo. ' 60 Garfein. ' 59, ' 60 Kane ' 58, ' 58, ' 59 Myers. ' 58, ' 59, ' 60 Paulson ' 60 Saracini . ' 60 SWIMMING Coccagna . ' 58, ' 59, ' 60 Giannini. ' 58, ' 59, ' 60 Heaney ' 59 Kelly ' 59, ' 60 Stidham ' 57, ' 58, ' 9, ' 60 Turring . ' 58, ' 59, ' 60 Vurlicers . ' 58 BASEBALL Alberici . ' 60 Bertino.’60 Bilheimer ' 60 Culver . ' 60 Himmelrich. ' 59, ' 60 Kane . ' 60 Petka . ' 59 Tait . ' 60 Walsh. ' 59, ' 60 SOCCER Deveney. ' 59 Ferro . ' 58 59 Grey. ' 59 Himmelrich . ' 58, ' 59 Kane . ' 59 Kostelnick . ' 59 Myers . ' 59 Paulson . ' 59 Shoemaker. ' 59 Stidham. ' 59 BASKETBALL Bertino ' 60 Bilheimer ' 60 Caplan ' 60 Ellis ' 60 Hagerty ' 60 Killen ' 60 Ratajczak . ' 59, ' 60 Tait . ' 60 FENCING Grey . ' 59, ' 60 Minemier . ' 58, ' 59, ' 60 GYMNASTICS Grey. ' 57 •” { 66 Class Poll Best Athlete . Most Contagious Laugh Smoothest Operator . Biggest Ham . Most Bashful . Best Physique . Friendliest . Most Boisterous . Broadest Smile . Class Wolf . Most Naive . Class Bachelor . Favorite Amusement Most Likely to Succeed . First to be Bald Most Popular . Class Radical . Best Dressed . Sleepiest . Most Noted Seeker of Recognition Quietest . Class Intellectual . Most Studious . Wittiest . Most Ambitious . Biggest Eater . First to get Married . Most Carefree . Favorite Meal. Best Looking . Favorite Sport . Happiest . Most Typical Hummer . Class Politician First Millionaire. Best Hum Movie Class Individualist . Favorite Hall Himmelrich . Killen . Singer . Wert . Michaluk . Barath . Friebel . Alberici . Giannini . Ellis . Michaluk . Teasdale Tuesday Morning Sings . The Class . Johansen . Myers . Franco . Ferro . Phillips . Bullock . Turring . Gedraitis . Miller . Diorio . Ratajczak . Baji . Hagerty . Culver Cheese Fondu and Brocolli . Stidham . Soccer . Cohrs . Ellis . Collins . Mishkin . Walk in the Sun . Sheitelman . Allen « [ 67 y Retirees zMx. H7. =rfnde.i±on acj£ zaznzd a zz±fiLtz f-zom ttiziz yzazi oj- cvoz z. Wz azz liumljtz in ouz cjzatitudz foz tliziz izzvicz. Mr. 1W. eMaxet « 68 Jh farewell, C farewell Qear 9em P e 9» 9ke 9611

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