Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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w On cOf-fil EcLatLon Dear Mr. Girard: Today we leave Girard College, our home and school for the past ten years. With sadness as we pass from Chapel for our last time as students, we graduate to a higher level of life. It is now time to give you thanks, Mr. Girard, for the many benefits we have received because of your benevolence. We realize that our words can never express adequately our appreciation for all that you have made pos¬ sible for us. We know that we will be confronted with many perplexing problems in the outside world. However, thanks to you, we have been trained to face these problems with determination and to overcome them. You have made an excellent education possible for us and have prepared us well to take our place in life. We thank you also, Mr. Girard, for giving us this chance to gain that wonderful possession in life, friendship. Here at Girard our friends are of many nationalities and religions, but there is no prejudice among us. We have learned to live together and to work together completely and whole heartedly, something that many people are trying to do. The memory of you, Mr. Girard, and your wonderful school will be with us forever. The great debt we owe you can never be fully repaid. You have helped thousands of boys and we are of them. We shall strive to live good lives, remembering your profound words: " My deeds must be my life. When l am dead, my actions must speak for me.” The Class of 1964 CORINTHIAN STAFF Photographers William Casey Joseph Marcino Ok Editors Joseph Kazimir John Chryst Business Managers David Buys Edward Kimmel Stephen Buys Art Staff Guy Anhorn Noel Perry GIRARD COLLEGE Philadelphia, Pa. TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication . Page 2 Social Life Page 23 Retirees. . . . . 3 Student Center. 24 Administration . . 4 Photography Club Rifle Club. . 25 Faculty . . S Class Poll . . 26 We Bequeath . . 6 Senior Portraits 27-48 Campus Quotes. . 7 Do You Remember?. 49 Letter from the Principal . . . 8 Our Third Grade Year. . 50 Activities Divider . 9 Cartoons of School Life ...... 51 Conservation Club . . 10 Pictures . . 52 Corinthian.. . 11 Allen Hall Life. . 53 Girard News. . 12 Senior Highlights . . 54 WGC . 13 Sports Divider . . . 55 Student Council. . 14 Soccer . . 56 National Honor Society...... 15 Cross Country . 57 Dramatic Club. . . 16 Wrestling . 58 Glee Club ... 17 Basketball 59 Concert Band 18 Swimming. . 60 Battalion . 19 Fencing . 61 Seminar . . 20 Baseball . 62 World Affairs Council . . 21 Track. 63 Swing Band . . . . 22 Lettermen 64 Writers: Michael Brown, Carl Davies, John Gale, Raymond Starzmann, Michael Murray, Martin dcLivron, Guy Anhorn, E. Stuart Baxter, Michael Rieg, Norris Pyle, Richard Murray, Wayne Koch. Printers: Richard Powers, Richard Muller, Ronald Smeltzer, Louis Cocco, Joel Dempsey. Title Page Layout: Joel Dempsey The Class of 1964 wishes to express sincere appreciation to Mr. M. Arnold Daffin and Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor, our advisors, who unselfishly and cheerfully devoted their valuable time to insure that our Corinthian would reveal the true image of Girard and con¬ tinually fill our minds and cherished memories of eleven years. The Class of 1964 Takes Great Pleasure in Dedicating This Corinthian to : Mr. John C. Donecker THE DEEP INTEREST IN OUR CLASS SHOWN BY MR. JOHN D. MYERS AND MR. JOHN C. DONECKER HAS CREATED AMONG US A WARM AFFECTION. THEIR CHEERFUL FRIENDLINESS AND SINCERE FAITH IN OUR ABILITIES WILL REMAIN A HAPPY MEMORY FOR US ALL. (9n Qfis SR ehrement James Banie has said that memory is given to us that we may have roses in December. Mr. H. Emory Wagner Mr. H. Emory Wagner as a teacher of Hummers for thirty-nine years has been an optimist rather than a defeatist; he has believed in the capacity of his boys to do good work and be good people. It is in the aura of this belief that generations of Hummers have sat under him in his classes—and we fortunately are among them. He is one of a group of great teachers who for more than a century have nourished the strength of Girard. We shall in time find that he has given us our roses in December. Administration Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor, Director of Secondary Education Mr. Ernest L. Ogden, Director of Elementary Education Dr. Karl R. Friedmann, President Mr. Joseph T. Wileman, Asst. Director of Elementary Education Mr. John C. Donecker, Assistant to the President Mr. Charles T. Cunningham, Assistant Director of Secondary Education A 4 y High School Faculty He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of daily virtuous living. — Carlyle H44 ECjU£Xlt(l . . . We, the Class of 1964, being of sound mind and body and under no restraint, do hereby de¬ clare and make this to be our last will and testament; and do therefore, revoke all former wills and codicils thereto by us made. To our beloved faculty members we respectfully bequeath; Mr. Myers. A dedication from another great class Mr. Schoell.A University of Pennsylvania sweatshirt Mr. Holman . A Texas-sized shovel Miss McCracken.An Academy Award Mrs. McDaniel. Green pastures Dr. White.A happy birthday Mr. Sungenis.Our book on " 1001 Reasons for Postponing a Test " Mr. Glerum.A God-fearing Hummer Mr. Daffin. Help! Mr. Dunkle.A robust little chicken Mr. Heck. A sleigh and eight tiny reindeer Mr. Perazzelli.Blood, sweat, toil, and bananas Mr. Warne A treeless parking lot Mr. Andrews.Less noise to compete with Mr. MacGregor .A suggestion box for his office Next year ' s Seniors .Maturity The Underclassmen Our general good looks and pleasing personalities 6 Campus Quotes Now let ' s get to work in heoh . . . Friend . . . Brother . . . Comrade! Quit bum ' n in the blue print room Touch the window . . . feel the pain . . . Ha, Ha Am I right, or am I right? Genesis . . . Exodus . . . Leviticus One . . . Two ... Tree Around the apparatus ... Go! Boy-y-y-y-y-ys of Gir-r-r-r-r-rd College I ' ll give you good ' n plenty. All right fellows . . . lezz go. Now when I was at the University . . . You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can never tell him much. What are you Marsh, a man or a mouse? A boy sir. I can ' t compete . . . you ' re ruining my production. There ' s a looney-tune under every rock. Two got through, but I got you. Now wait a minute boys and I ' ll tell you a little chuckle I heard over the radio this morning. How many see what I mean? Hands. Yip. Yip. Work squad or playground. Run ' em on up the hill. I don ' t play . . . It ' s always been my policy . . . dress comfortably, but in good taste. I ' m deeply shocked! 7 Letter from the I’riiieipal Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor Dear Clas of 1964: You are leaving your school to move out into a world where the answers to what is right and good and enduring are distorted by the emotions erupting from the almost universal struggle for recognition racially, economically, and socially. The threat to your future lies in being a half believer. There is nothing more hope¬ less than being half sure. As individuals who believe in Democracy and Christianity you must, if your lives are to be significant and satisfying, base your judgments on the fun¬ damental principles of human conduct by which men determine what is good and what is evil. You must share strong convictions and abide by them, for no man can serve two masters. Again and again you will be tempted to play safe and straddle the difficult issues. It is our hope that your years at Girard have developed in you the intelligence and the courage to say, " This l do believe; this l will live by at any cost.” To the extent that you adhere to these principles ivill you lead com¬ petent and honorable lives. To the extent you ignore these beliefs will you lose your honor. We shall miss you. We shall pray that you go forth to make the good name of Girard better by your actions and accomplishments. Sincerely, WaStrtv ft. . ((ac ' fjteao 8 ) 9 } Corinthian First Row: Left to Rjght, J. Tornctta, W. Casey, R. Murray, M. Murray, J. Chryst, Mr. Nagy, J. Kazimir, G. Anhorn, C. Davies, M. Brown, E. Kimmel Second Row: S. Baxter, R. Mcresse, J. Muscarella, J. Marcino, W. Koch, N. Pyle, S. Buys, M. deLivron, D. Buys, N. Perry Third Row: F. Shiffer, R. Starzmann, J. Gale, M. Rieg, R. Muller, R. Smeltzer, L. Cocco, R. Powers The editors and staff of this Corinthian have created a year book which they hope will in future years bring back to each of us the memories of our years together and particularly our final year in Allen Hall. We have humbly dedicated our book to Mr. John C. Donecker and to Mr. John D. Myers, both of whom have devoted their lives to the well-being and education of Girardians. We shall al¬ ways remember them. Our advisor Mr. Caswell E. MacGregor has exerted the constant presure which has kept our work in motion. Mr. Arnold Daffin and his students in the Print Shop have been tireless in setting up copy and working with us. To both these men we express our thanks for all they have done. The staff has been conscientious and cooperative. William Casey and Joseph Marcino have served as photographers. Our writers were Carl Davies, Guy Anhorn, John Gale, Charles Try, Raymond Starzmann, and Richard Murray. The lettering was done by Noel Perry. Richard Powers, Joel Dempsey, Ronald Smeltzer, and Louis Cocco, our printers and layout men, have done an excellent job in their department. Ed Kimmel and David Buys have faithfully done the legwork in dealing with the photo¬ engravers. In brief this publication, the cooperative result of the ef¬ forts of many people is evidence of a job well done. We hope you enjoy it. Girard has armed you well, my friends, For the fight beyond the gates. Depart, and let us stand as men Who’ll grapple with the Fates. —Edward S. Fisher, ’48 10 b Conservation Cluli First Row: Left to Right, A. Hart, M. Brown, C. Try, J. Gale, M. Ahlum Second Row: J. Silverman, F. Shiffer, C. Pardue, R. Dever, D. Smith, J. Dempsey, Mr. Henry F. Mazaleski This year heralded the birth of a new club here at Girard, the Girard College Conservation Club. It was founded through the efforts of two boys, John S. Gale and Charles E. Try. These two boys set out and laid the groundwork by drawing up a constitution and obtaining a room for the club headquarters The club they designed enabled boys who are sincerely interested in conservation to meet and discuss this activity, and thus foster its growth. It also initiated a big step towards a better apprecia¬ tion of the Girard campus and of nature in general. This, along with the realization of conserva¬ tion’s utmost importance for the survival of our great nation, provided the foundation for the club. Mr. Henry Mazaleski, the club’s sponsor, provided the much-needed adult leadership for the organization. Another great help was Mr. George Dunkle, whose advice was invaluable. Without the assistance of these two men, the club would not have been able to make the remarkable progress that it did. The club’s membership is set at twenty. To become a member a boy must have a sincere inter¬ est in conservation before he is inducted. Some of the Senior members of this new club are Try, Gale, Brown, Dempsey, and Shiffer. It is the true interest of these boys which constitutes the roots of the Conservation Club. Following a general study and discussion in all phases of conservation, the club endeavors to put its knowledge to work. This is done through worthwhile projects such as planting trees, pro¬ ducing cover for wildlife, and the identification of all the trees on the campus. By doing these pro¬ jects, the club hopes to fulfill its motto of " Learning and application’’ and establish in the minds of its members, the need for conservation and its importance in our everyday lives. Girard Xews First Rou: Left to Right, Mr. Daffin, T. McEiroy, J. Tometta, J. Muscarella, C. Davies M. Rieg, R. Murray, M. Murray, D. Buys, E. Kimmel Second Rou : R. Powers, R. Mroz, J. Gale, R. Kohl, M. deLivron, S. Buys, R. Starzmann, S. Baxter Third Rou : E. Fatzinger, A. Yarbrough, R. Costello, N. Pyle, G. Campisi, G. Anhorn Fourth Rou : S. Werley, W. Koch, R. Muller, G. MerieskL R. Walker. R. Miller, N. Perry, R. Smeltzer As we assumed the responsibility of publishing The Girard News, we knew little of the de¬ mands that a high school newspaper imposes upon its staff. Reporting, rewriting, proofreading, edit¬ ing, and typesetting, are but a few of the many processes involved in transforming the facts of news into a clear, concise article. Working diligently and consistently, however, the staff of The News met these challenges and produced a journal of accuracy and integrity. Freedom of the press is a basic right inherent in our nation’s democratic system of government. Utilizing this basic concept, The Girard News has strived to stimulate the thinking of its readers by offering a variety of provocative editorial comment. In reserving the editorial page for this type of thinking, The News has achieved its purpose of presenting the opinions and policies of the paper to the reading public. An innovation this year was a new f eature, College Corner, a column dealing with the various problems which confront Girardians seeking admission to college. Responsible for the success of The News were Michael Rieg and Carl Davies, Co-editors. John Gale and Raymond Starzmann, Associate News Editors, capably assisted them. Sports Editor Richard Powers’ vivid, descriptive accounts of our sporting events added a touch of originality and vitality to our sports page. Ronald Smeltzer’s ac¬ curate typesetting insured that The News went to press free of typographical errors. James Mus¬ carella, Business Manager; Ronald Kohl, Dis¬ tribution Manager; and Robert Miller, Photo¬ grapher were all integral parts of the paper’s success. Finally, we extend our special and sincere thanks to Mr. Arnold Daffin, our sponsor and printing adviser, for his sincere and conscientious efforts in guiding us in this activity. WGC First Row: Left to Right , S. Baxter, R. Murray, G. Campisi Second Rou : R. Starzmann, M. deLivron, J. Gale, N. Pyle, J. Chryst Third Rou: M. Murray, W. Casey, J. Muscarella, C. Davies Fourth Row: N. Perry, R. Miller, D. Mcrdiuszew, G. Anhorn, D. Thomas This year, WGC-AM continued to be Girard’s favorite radio program. By producing a show composed of world news, sporting and social events, and humor, head writer Rich Murray managed to brighten our dreary Monday morning feelings. Assisting him were John Gale, Noel Perry, Mike Murray, Jim Muscarella, Guy Anhorn, Marty deLivron, Carl Davies, and Bill Casey. Some of the highlights of this year’s shows were interviews with some of our top athletes, the Christmas and Washington trip shows, the Athlete of the Month award, and the Room of the Week. The show is made or broken by the announcers. Ably assisting head announcer, Jer Campisi, were Chryst, Thomas. Kolowitz, Gross, Powers, Schechtman, Miller, Starzmann, Pyle, Chryzanowski, Tornetta, Hamry, Yarbrough, Cocco, and Tr . The Talent Show, produced under WGC sponsorship, can truly be called the best in memory. Who of us can ever forget Action in the Afternoon, South Side Story, Jackie Gleason, and The Third Tret? Praise and thanks for this great show go to the director, Guy Anhorn, whose talents were ev¬ ident throughout the program. The second semester saw the reappearance of WGC-FM on a new time spot. The goal of WGC-FM was to provide the student body with an enlightening introduction to " good” music. Under the capable direction of Stu Baxter, and the announcing of Carl Davies, the show did just that. While not all of the music played appealed to everyone, it was an in¬ teresting and valuable experience for both the producers and the audience. Supporting and guiding thi$ activity was Mr. Henry V. Andrews, many of whose proteges have moved on into professional radio work, and Mr. Charles T. Cunningham to whom all scripts were submitted. 13 } Student Council First Row: Left to Right. M. Rieg, S. Werley, Mr. Holman, R. Starzmann Second Row: C. Davies, R. Hamry, D. Thomas, C. Try, P. Robinson The Student Council of 1963-’64 symbolized Girard’s conception of representative democracy in action. With this organization representing every level of the high school, student-body ideas were discussed and evaluated in weekly meetings. Worthwhile suggestions were forwarded to the administration for consideration. Every student through his class representative may have his ideas presented to the Council for a hearing; and there were many. Council efforts resulted in greatly improved student sup¬ port and attendance at school athletic contests. Meetings on the betterment of student-faculty relations held at Dr. Friedmann’s home were originated in Council meetings and have brought about the confirmation of the organization of a student court in the near future. Sponsored by Mr. Harold Holman, who worked hard to strengthen the organization, the Student Council had a nucleus of strong leaders. The officers were as follows: Stanley W. Werley, Student Body President; Sidney F. Gross, Vice-President; Raymond T. Starzmann, Recording Secretary; and Carl T. Davies, Corresponding Secretary. The members of the Council have worked with the conviction that their efforts have been for an im¬ proved Girard. They have indeed made a worthwhile contribution to our school in an area where the ultimate results should result in a better life for all Girardians. National Honor Society First Ron ' : Left to Right, D. Thomas, R. Murray, M. Murray, J. Cryst Second Row: J. Gale, J. Kazimir, A. Buchta Third Row: Mr. Schoell, C. Davies, M. Rieg, N. Perry The purpose of this organization shall be to awaken enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire for rendering service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Girard College. The National Honor Society offers a distinct challenge to each of its members, for they must strive conscientiously to up¬ hold the standards and ideals of the Society. Induction into the National Honor Society marks the apex of a student ' s achieve¬ ments at Girard. For this reason, the Society represents the best our school has to offer. In the spring of our junior year, Michael Rieg, Joseph Kazimir, Richard Murray were inducted into the National Honor Society. During the fall term of our senior year three new members earned eligibility to the Society. The new in¬ ductees were David Thomas, Alan Buchta, and John Gale. Richard Murray, Michael Rieg, and Joseph Kazimir rerved as President, Vice-President, and Secretary- Treasurer respectively. One of the high points of the year was the inspirational talk of Dr. Morris Wolf former head of the Social Studies department. It is the example and advice of such men that have given direc¬ tion to the Society through the years. The members of the National Honor Society have earned a fine record of accomplishment at Girard, and we hope they will continue to be guided by its ideals and standards into living rich and meaningful lives. 15 y Dramatic Club First Rou: Left to Right, D. Merdiuszew. S. Darragh, J. Gale, C. Try, N. Pyle, D. Schechtman, R. Powers Second Row: J. Campion, J. Marcino, R. Hamry, S. Gross, L. Cocco, R. Costello Third Rote: P. Robinson, R. Starzmann, F. Shiffer, R. Miller, Mr. Andrews The Dramatic Club opened its season at Christmas time with The Bishop’s Candlesticks, a mov¬ ing adaptation from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Although not a Christmas play, the heart-warm¬ ing story of the kind bishop and the cold-blooded ex-convict, Jean Valjean, was indeed appropriate for the Christmas season. The club president, Charles Try, gave a stirring interpretation of a recently- released convict. In the spring of 1964, the Dramatic Club, with its usual capability and organization, pre¬ sented Stephen Vincent Benet’s The Devil and Daniel Webster. Under the competent direction of Mr. Andrews, the suspenseful dramatization was enthusiastically received by a Girard audience. The delightful portrayal of the harried farmer’s wife by Miss Edith Feld greatly added to the enjoyment of the play. Those of us in the Dramatic Club will never forget the many details that must go into the pro¬ ducing of a play: the first auditions, the time and energy spent in rehearsals, and finally the thrill of the curtain rising for the actual performance. The club would like to recognize the earnest leadership of the officers of the club for the past year. Charles Try, John Gale, Norris Pyle all exhibited drive and enthusiam which contributed to its success. The members of the Dramatic Club will never be able to express fully their thanks and appreciation to Mr. Henry V. Andrews. Without his unselfish devotion of time, energy, and talent, the Dramatic Club would have lost the inspiration that made it so deeply worth¬ while. Only those who have struggled to create a worth¬ while production can understand the value and satis¬ faction found in our Dramatic Club. 4 16 ] World Affsiirs First Row, Left to Right: R. Hamry, D. Schechtman, R. Murray, Mr. F.. Wagner, R. Starzmann, M. Brown, C. Try Second Row, M. Rieg, J. Campion, L. Cocco. R. Mroz, R. Muller, D. Merdiuszew Third Row, R. Miller, G. Anhorn, N. Pyle, J. Gale, M. deLivron, S. Baxter Once again Girard students were given the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the world by participating in the Philadelphia Chapter of the World Affairs Council. The efforts of Mr. H. Emory Wagner, head of Girard’s Social Studies Department and sponsor of this group, were greatly appreciated. Among the topics discussed at the forums were: The V ietnamese Situation ' , The Partial Test Ban Treaty ; The Alliance For Progress ' , Movements Toward African Unity, and Tensions In The Middle East. Through their discussions, the Council members became better informed and more aware of the magnitude of the world problems which will affect their nation and their world and their lives. Patterned after the United Nations in New York, the Council ' s Model United Nations provided an opportunity for members to examine the attitudes and viewpoints of various countries in the United Nations. In this model U.N., the Girard members, consisting of Chryst, Brown, Mroz, Mul¬ ler, R. Murray, Pyle, Rieg, and Starzmann defended the policies of the strife-ridden Republic of the Congo and New Zealand. During the year, the World Affairs Council sponsored two trips to the United Nations in New York. During their full-day tours the Girard members observed our world ' s major peace-promot¬ ing body at work. The students agree that this activity not only gave them a better understanding of worid problems but also deepened their interest in other areas of study. In a world rife with turbulence and distorted by con¬ stantly changing allegiances in the struggle for recognition and a better way of life, this activity is vital and val uable. The discussions and analyses of contemporary problems which we have enjoyed have been the beg nning of our world citizenship. Again we would like to thank Mr. Emory Wagner for sponsoring this organization which is a credit to Girard College. 1 21 k Swing Band First Row, Left to Right : N. Stephen, R. Miller, G. Campisi, A. Buchta, N. Perry Second Row,]. Campion, R. Hamilton, J. Baji, C. Davies, R. Fcnstermacher, W. Murray, R. Davies Third Row, G. Anhorn, F. Erdell, G. Merieski, P. Robinson With a wealth of experience behind them, the Imperials displayed their talent at our last Junior Dance with an impressive premiere performance. When the occasion arose for our first Senior Dance, our Swing Band again performed superbly. Completely student organized and student supervised, the Swing Band has always reached a high level of esteem at Girard. As a result of long, grueling hours of practice, the Imperials increased their skill even more and attained a fine reputaticn. Upon organizing, the Imperials set a goal which they have upheld—they were going to play the good, modern dance music. Soon new numbers were purchased, ranging from the melodic waltz Moon River to the snappy cha-cha Never on Sunday. These innovations were received with wide¬ spread acclaim by the students who enjoyed the " new sounds.” Two Swing Band Dances and two auditorium performances highlighted the Imperials’ year. The Imperials were well represented in the 1964 Talent Show by Dmitri Merdiuszew, Noel Perry, Guy Anhorn, and Carl Davies whose rendition of Take Five delighted the audience. Although the Imperials achieved most of their success on their own, they profited im¬ mensely by the necessary and welcomed guidance of Mr. Cunningham and Miss Mc¬ Ghee. To them we owe a sin¬ cere debt of gratitude for lead¬ ing our Swing Band along the pathway to success. We can be proud of this musical organ¬ ization. 22 k MIV Urged on by the firm guidance of our Social Directress, Miss Miriam McGhee, our social education was thrust upon us during the sophomore year in the form of eight dancing lessons and the well remembered Coke Parties. With only the moral support of our numbers we ventured from the cor¬ ners of the ballroom to a whole new social world at Girard. Thanks to the work of our Sophomore Class president, Stanley Werley, and Miss McGhee, our class initiated the first evening dances for sophomores. Now an evening Sopho¬ more Dance is a regular part of the social program. Having made the initial leap, we returned to a colorful schedule of dances in the Junior year with assurance and an¬ ticipation. Attractive girls, melodious music, and the inevitable punch all blended to make our dances very enjoyable. In ad¬ dition to the informal class and canteen dances, we also en- enjoyed the formal Cadet dances. These formal dances brought the new experience of shining brass, highly polished shoes, corsages, and, of course, empty wallets. The swirling gowns of our girls, the fine music, and the imposing Honor Guard were indeed a beautiful sight. Our final year at Girard was pleasantly brightened by two more class dances, two canteen dan¬ ces, and another Cadet dance. They were a welcome relief from the ceaseless routine of studies, ac¬ tivities, and many examinations that came with our Senior year. With the arrival of June came the never-to-be-forgotten formal Commencement Dance. We then realized that we would no longer en¬ joy the benefits of Girard ' s social program. The Class of 1964 owes a great deal to Miss Miriam McGhee, and to our Hosts and Hostesses, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shirley, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holman. Their efforts made possible all the wonderful social events our class enjoyed during our last two years at Girard. We now thank them very sincerely for a job well done. It seems impossible that the awkward boys struggling with the first dancing lessons are the same ones who gallantly escorted the lovely girls to the parties and dances of our final year. With the confidence and grace which comes only from the reality of experience we had found a whole new world of pleasure and meaning and we have enjoyed it. 23 ] Student Center First Ron, Left to Right: N. Pyle, J. Marcino, Mr. G. Dunkle, W Koch. R. Miller Second Ron : R. Muller, F. Erdell. J. Kazimir In this year of 1963-64, the Student Center will have completed thirteen years of dedicated service to hungry " Hummers.” After five formative years in Founder’s Hall, the Student Center was moved to the Lafayette Building. Now, it is once again operating in the familiar surroundings of Founder’s Hall.The Stu¬ dent store has been a constant source of enjoyment and convenience for Girard boys. Through the cooperative efforts of Mr. George Dunkle, the store’s sponsor, and manager Wayne Koch, the present year has been profitable and prosperous. Capably working with them were Robert Miller, assistant mamager; Joseph Marcino, bookkeeper; Norris Pyle, secretary; and Richard Muller, counter head. Both Mothers’ Days and Founder’s Day have improved by contributions of the Student Center. Varsity " Rats”, Girard plates and many other souvenirs continue to appeal to everyone interested in Girard. Innovations this year included the Senior Crew Hats and the new Center Lounge. Most Girard Students do not realize that the money they spend at the Student Center is returned to them in the form of athletic equipment, social events, and many other extras enjoyed by Hummers. For these reasons, we are deeply indebted to Mr. George Dunkle, Wayne Koch, and the other members of the Student Center staff for the many pleasant hours their work has made possible. Most school student centers are managed en¬ tirely by adults on a purely profit basis. Ours is run for and by students who have sarned our appreciation. Thank you for a job well done. 4 24 y Photography Hull Under the direction of Mr. Perley Pease, the Photography Club has, as usual, been one of the most industrious activities on the campus. Their contribution to our school publications is real and invaluable. Without them, appeal to our readers would be aca¬ demic. A look at your Corinthian should make you grateful for all they have done. The Girard News , without their help, would be bare indeed. With their pictures, they will give added life to our memories when we look through our Corinthian several years from now. This year the senior members were Joseph Marcino, president; William Casey, Robert Miller, and Robert Costello. As we offer to them our sincere thanks for a job well done, we wish that, with the new equipment, the younger members will continue to give Girard this valuable service. First Row, Left to Right: W. Casey, J. Marcino Mr. P. Pease, R. Miller, R. Costello Itiflo Unit First Rou. ' , Left to Right: N. Pyle. G. Anhorn, R. Miller, C. Try Second Rote: Mr. Glcrum, F. Shiffer, R. Smeltzer, A. Buchta R. Mercssc. W. Casey This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Girard College Rifle Club as an affiliate of the N.R.A. Under the sponsorship of Mr. Roy Glerum, the G.C. Rifle Club has made an active contribution to our Girard life. The skills developed in the Club will give the members satisfaction and pleasure through many years. Recipients of the high¬ est sharpshooting bar are Club president, Robert Miller; vice president, Guy Anhorn; and Senior Range Officer Charles Try. These representatives from the Senior Class are all contenders for the Expert medal, an award of considerable achievement. The elected officers of the club are Norris Pyle and John Galada, Secretary and Junior Range Officer respectfully. Because of the absence of competitioi. style equipment, the riflemen did not enter the Postal Matches. Regardless of this, how¬ ever, free competition and good shooting habits were developed. 64 CLASS l OLI MOST POPULAR CLASS HAM MOST CONTAGIOUS LAUGH CLASS WOLF . FIRST TO BE MARRIED MOST MATURE . FAVORITE " HUM " MEAL WITTIEST . MOST TYPICAL " HUMMER " FIRST TO BECOME BALD MOST GULLIBLE. CLASS CLOWNS . MOST FAMOUS QUOTE CLASS BACHELOR BROADEST SMILE BIGGEST BICEPS BEST DRESSED BEST NATURED MOST LOYAL " HUMMER " FRIENDLIEST . NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN ALL-ROUND CLASS ATHLETE CLASS POLITICIAN FAVORITE HALL . FIRST MILLIONAIRE MOST POPULAR WITH OPPOSITE SEX CLASS RADICAL SMOOTHEST OPERATOR FAVORITE CLASS . BIGGEST EATER . BIGGEST STORY TELLER MOST AMBITIOUS FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED . Werley . Muscarello . Kolowitz . Miller .Werley . Try Pancakes a la stewed tomatoes . Graham . Buchta . Gross . Ketcham . Buys Brothers . " Your Ma " . Telanoff . Kimmel . Schechtman . Powers . Cocco . C. Perry . Gross . Raftery, Soriano, Siford, Penn . Beck . Rieg . Allen . Coyle . Muller . Baxter . Merieski . Geometry . Hamry . Yarbrough . Kazimir A 26 y ' 64 Talent Show THE CLASS enioi StuiltMil Hotly I’rosHloiit STANLEY WILLARD WERLEY (STANi Allentown Route 3, Pa. GENERAL I AND MACHINE SHOP Student Council, Girord News, Corinthian, Soccer, Wrestling, Echelon, Cadet Major Stan has proven his leadership in all aspects of our school life. He is a true friend, and we shall not forget him. Dear Fellow Girardians, We, the class of 1964, will soon be leaving you, and are at this time more sen¬ sitively aware of the depth of our feelings toward our school. We leave behind us the ground where the roots of our future successes have been planted. We must leave the institution where we have passed from child to growing man. But, what is most difficult for us is leaving our friendships which we have nourished for the past ten years. These friendships have seen us through both trying and joyful moments. For these reasons, our hearts will warmly cherish those precious memories. Flere at Girard, we have had a great deal for which to be thankful. Besides being provided with all the material needs of life each year, we have had excellent instructors who have taught us the best ways to succeed in our chosen careers. Only because of the foresight of that one great man, who left his immense fortune for the establishment of Girard College, his living monument, are we his many-blessed foster sons. We, the class of 1964, are proud of our accomplishments, but we are also aware of those things which we could have improved. As leaders of the school, we have tried to set the same example for you as Stephen Girard once set for us. It is now up to you, undergraduates, to take over where we are leaving off. Strive to up¬ hold the standards of Girard and strengthen its good name. In doing so, you will have repaid only a small part of the debt which we all owe to our Alma Mater. Our sincere thanks go to all of you who have helped make our stay at Girard as successful and pleasant as it has been. May God watch over you and whatever your future en counters will be. Sincerly yours, ' ( Yan i y { 28 } ' ria s l r Kid »nl MICHAEL BISHOP RIEG i MIKE 1 1815 Horace Avenue Abington, Pa. ACADEMIC AND CLERICAL Student Council, National Honor Society, Co-editor, Girard News, Corinthian, Glee Club, World Affairs Council, Soccer, Baseball, Second Place, Herman C. Horn Essay Award; Color Guard, Echelon Mike has spent untold hours striving to make our final year at Girard our most memorable. In this he has succeeded. We shall always remember Mike’s devotion to the class. Dear Classmates: Today as we walk down the Chapel aisle for the last time, we begin to realize how much Girard means to us. For ten years it has been our home, where we have shared our joys and sorrows, our hopes and failures. As we depart, we say farewell to those good people who have helped and guided us through our early years and will eagerly follow our accomplishments in the years ahead. Never forget them. They have placed their faith in us, and we must never disappoint them. We have been a proud and spirited class throughout our days at the " Hum.” Now let us carry this enthusiasm with us, so that we may give our best in every effort, and thus be worthy of our school, our country, and ourselves. Always remember our happy days and keep these memories strong and alive. It is difficult for all of us to leave the classmates we have known for so many years and walk into the world alone. Let us never forget each other. May we always re¬ main as close to each other as we are on this our Graduation Day. The tasks and responsibilities of life that lie ahead will be varied and de¬ manding, but I have the sincere conviction that each of us will equal and surpass the high standards we have set for ourselves at the " Hum”. Let me say thanks for the cooperation and help you’ve given me this year. The success of our senior year couldn’t have been possible without the energy and " team effort” that you have dis¬ played. Let us resolve to help others as Stephen Girard has helped us. With determ¬ ination and faith we shall surely lead lives of strength and accomplishment. May God bless and watch over you. Sincerely yours, . i ic tae , J i. ■4 29 Vice-President CARL THOMAS DAVIES CARL 509 Northern Boulevard rKinftlilla | Pa. ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Co-editor, Girard News; Girard Literary Magazine. Corinthian, WGC, Capjyin, Concert Band, Captain, Swing Band; Corresponding Secretary, Studeat Council GJee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar. National Honor Society, Union League Award Recognized as oar foremost scholar. Carl is also renowned for his satirical uric. Outside of school, his chief interests are the Concert and String Bands. His drumming has highlighted many of our class dances. Secret aav RAYMOND TALLON STARZMANN RAY 3536 Joyce Street Philadelphia 34, Pa. GENERAL I AND COMMERCIAL President, Glee Club; Girard News, Corinthian, Girard Literary Magazine, WGC WGC FM, Junior-Senior Seminar. World Affairs Council, Dramatic Club Always willing to heip one out, Ray is also a hard and efficient worker. In¬ terested in politicos and world affairs, he participates in the World Affairs Council. Treasurer DAVID WARD BUYS ' DAVEI 411 Knarr Street DuBois, Pa. ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Girard News, WGC, Business Monager, Corinthian; Glee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Color Guard, Echelon, Second Ploce, Individual Competitive Drill As a member of many activites, Dave docs his part in bettering Girard. His broad smile is a symbol of his congenial personality. GUY FRANKLIN ANHORN GUY» 5 5 1 Powdcrhorn Road King of Prussia, Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING Girard News, Girard Literary Magazine, WGC, Corinthian, Swing Bond, Glee Club, Swimming, Vice President, Rifle Club An artist at heart, Guy is famous for his caricatures of our school and build¬ ing life. On a more serious note, his artistic talents are embodied in his many drawings for our Corinthian. A 30 EDWIN STUART BAXTER iSTU ' 7947 Michencr Avenue Philadelphia 50, Pa. ACADEMIC AND COMMERCIAL Girard News, Corinthian, WGC, WGC FM, Junior-Senior Seminar, Dramatic Club, Gl ee Club, Concert Band, World Affoirs Council Stu enjoys fine music, fine poetry, fine painting, and Gertrude Stein. Hii unique writing ability has earned him the co-editorship of our Literary Mag- RICHARD STEPHEN BECK RICH ' Co Berry’s Texaco Station Bennezette, Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING SHOP Glee Club, Dramatic Club. Soccer, Wrestling, Baseball, Echelon, Lieutenant, Company B; First Place, Individual Competitive Drill Rich’s interests are many and varied, but his chief one is baseball. His devo¬ tion to this sport may one day enable him to achieve his goal of becoming a major leaguer. MICHAEL DENNIS BROWN (MIKE ' 106 Walbaven Drive Teaneck, N.J. ACADEMIC AND CARPENTRY SHOP Cross Country, Wrestling, Junior-Senior Seminar, Corinthian. Girard Literary Magazine, Echelon When things are dreary, Mike can lighten and brighten the hour. His cheerful good nature will earn him many new friends over the years. ALAN JOSEPH BUCHTA (BUTCH) 7331 Dicks Avenue Philadelphia 42, Pa. ACADEMIC AND COMMERCIAL Glee Club, Concert Band, Swing Band, Rifle Club, Junior-Senior Seminor, Base¬ ball, National Honor Society Modesty is the keynote of Butch’s character. He lets his deeds speak for him. He is a devoted member of the Swing Band and an accomplished clarinetist. [ 3i b Friendship is the gift of the gods, and the most precious boon to man. —Disraeli 4 32 ) of 1964 Where there are friends, there is wealth. —Plautus 33 ► STEPHEN WARD BUYS (STEVE) 411 Knarr Street DuBois, Pa. ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Girard News, Corinthian, WGC, Glee Club, Guidon, Company D; Junior-Senior Seminar Steve will be remembered for his corny antics which liven many of our days and nights. He does much for the class in his inimitable, not so quiet way. JAMES VINCENT CAMPION (JALM 529 Clermont Drive Harrisburg, Pa. GENERAL II AND COMMERCIAL Girard News, Girard Literary Magazine, Concert Band, WGC, Cross Country, Track, Swing Band Jalm’s tenacity has made him the top cinderman in the Hum. His specialties are cross county, the mile, and the half. We expect great results from him. GERALD CAMPISI (GER) 6713 Rutland Street Philadelphia 49, Pa. ACADEMIC AND ELECTRIC SHOP Concert Band, Swing Band, Glee Club, Dramatic Club, WGC, Girard News, Junior- Senior Seminar, Swimming, Order of the Arrow Known as a happy-go-lucky guy, Ger has also his serious side. His well - rounded personality contributed much to our senior year. WILLIAM CASEY (BILL) 24 High Street Ludlow, Vermont ACADEMIC AND MACHINE SHOP Corinthian, Junior-Senior Seminar, Fencing, Photography Club, Rifle Club, Echelon Bill’s main hobby was the Photography Club. His hard work was responsible for most of the fine photos in our Corinthian. 4 34 JOHN HENRY CHRYST (JOHN) 507 Riverview Terrace Allentown, Pa. ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Co-editor, Corinthian; Girard News, WGC, World Affairs Echelon, First Sergeant, Company C; Soccer, Basketball, Basel Society, Union League Award, American Legion Award John’s achievements accent the fact that he has devoted proving Girard. His attainments on and off the athletic fie We anticipate a great future for him. ■jiA ' WALTER JOSEPH EDWARD CHRZANOWSKI (WALT) 1439 South Ninth Street Camden 4, New Jersey ACADEMIC AND CLERICAL WGC, Track, Lieutenant, Company D; Echelon, Edward Henry Typing Award A free and easy attitude and an interest in cars characterize Walt. In track his fine sportsmanship was a boon to team morale. LOUIS MICHAEL COCCO (LOU) 1702 Robinson Avenue Havertown, Pa. GENERAL II AND PRINT SHOP Girard Literary Magazine, Corinthian, WGC, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Soccer, Baseball, Echelon, Captain of Recruits, World Affairs Council, Charles W. Lawser Printing Prize Lou’-, varied personality was portrayed by his participation in a variety of extracurricular activities. Easy to get along with, he has earned a warm place in the hearts of his classmates. ROBERT ALAN COSTELLO ( CUZ) 8216 Rockwell Avenue Philadelphia 11, Pa. GENERAL I AND PRINT SHOP Girard News, Girard Literary Magazine, Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Photography Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Track, Boy Scouts Cuz’s favorite pastime was working with a paint brush or pencil to produce a work of art. We sincerely hope that some day he will become the commercial artist he aspires to be. JAMES CHARLES COYLE (JIM) 3724 M Street Philadelphia 2.4, Pa. ACADEMIC AND CLERICAL Girard News, Junior-Senior Seminar, Battalion Clerk, Sergeant A sarky comment or an inane reply was often the clue that Jim was around. Being interested in hunting, Jim spent much of his time broadening his know¬ ledge in this field. FRANK STEPHEN DARRAGH (STEVE) 318 West Magnolia Avenue Aldan, Pa. GENERAL I AND DRAFTING SHOP Swimming, Glee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Sergeant, Compony B What Steve lacks in stature he makes up in his whole-hearted efforts to do his best. He is a fine classmate. MARTIN BORIS deLIVRON (MARTY) 9 Foxcroft Road Albertson, Long Island, New York GENERAL I AND COMMERCIAL Girard News, Corinthian, WGC, Junior-Senior Seminar, Soccer, Wrestling, Base¬ ball, Echelon, Color Guard As an all-round athlete, Marty has been invaluable to us on the soccer field, the wrestling mat, and the baseball diamond. He brightens many an occasion with his cheerful personality. JOEL DAVID DEMPSEY ( DEMPS 431 Linden Street Allentown, Pa. GENERAL II AND PRINT SHOP Girard Literary Magazine, Corinthian, Basketball, Track, Coach for Sixth Grade Basktball Team, Color Guard Dcmps can usually be seen in sneakers and sweat suit on the basketball court, attempting in every way to improve his skills in his favorite rport. With this devotion, he is sure to become a fine basketball coach. 1 36 ] NICHOLAS Dl ROMALDO (D.l.) 2215 South Eleventh Street Philadelphia 48, Pa. GENERAL II AND CARPENTRY SHOP Soccer, Track, Captain, Company D; Echelon Nick is a good man on the soccer and baseball squads. He is able to make a decision and stick by it. His tales often intrigue us during many bull sessions. They also stretch our credibility. FRANCIS HENRY ERDELL (FRANK) R.F.D. 1 Chestertown, Maryland ACADEMIC AND ELECTRIC SHOP WGC, Dramatic Club, Student Center, Swing Band Frank’s forte in the field of electricity is evident in the production of our assembly programs and dances. His interest in amateur radio occupies much of his time. EDWIN FATZINGER (ED) 5 80J Sylvester Street Philadelphia 49, Pa. GENERAL II AND COMMERCIAL Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Girard News, Lieutenant, Company A, Echelon, NOMA Although he is a member of the soccer, swimming, and baseball teams, Ed takes things easily. He has a strong penchant for stylish clo thes that complements his broad smile. MICHAEL FLANNERY (MIKE) 1901 East Tioga Street Philadelphia 34, Pa. GENERAL I AND CLERICAL Glee club, Echelon, Sergeant, Compony C Mike is one of the quieter members of our class. He has a fine humor which makes a difficult hour pleasant. 37 3 JOHN STEWART GALE (JOHN) 229 South Washington Avenue Moorestown, New Jersey GENERAL I AND CARPENTRY SHOP Associate News Editor, Girard News; Vice President, Dramatic Club; Glee Club, WGC, Corinthian, Cross Country, Track, Junior-Senior Seminar, Conservation Club It is mainly because of John’s initiative that the Conservation Club was conceived. We can give John a hearty pat on the back for the sound con¬ tributions he has made to the class over the years. HUGH GARDINER GRAHAM ( " U " ) 4327 Shelmire Avenue Philadelphia 36, Pa. GENERAL II AND DRAFTING SHOP Cross Country, Wrestling, Track, Echelon, Lieutenant, Company D The king of the punsters, Hugh can make a joke out of anything. His humorous antics are one of the bright spots in the daily rountine at Girard. SIDNEY FREDRICK GROSS (SID) 973 8 Portis Road Philadelphia 13, Pa. ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Student Council, Girard News, WGC, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Soccer, Wrestling, Captain, Company A; Echelon, Corinthian Sid possesses the useful talent of being able to talk about everything with equal authority. With his many interests and his likeable characteristics, he is a friend to us all. ROBERT HAMRY (BOB) 2628 Collins Street Philadelphia 25, Pa. GENERAL II AND MACHINE SHOP Soccer, Basketball, Student Council, WGC, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar Echelon, Recruit Lieutenant, World Affairs Council, Track Bob is able to get along with anyone, an attribute that assures him of suc¬ cess. His knowledge of firearms is amazing. He will become a fine gunsmith. f 38 ) ' ■=• JOSEPH RAYMOND KAZIMIR lKAZ i 466 Mayfair Manor R.D. 2 Sicklerville, New Jersey ACADEMIC AND STENOGRAPHIC Co-editor, Corinthian; Student Center, Junior-Senior Seminar, National Honor Society, Union League Award, Cross Country, Track, First Sergeant, Company A Excellent runner, scholar, and friend, Kaz unceasingly gave all he had to produce a job well done. With qualities like these, he is sure to succeed in all his endeavors. BENJAMIN ANTHONY KETCHAM (BEN) 88 Oxford Street Wilkes-Barre, Pa. GENERAL I AND ELECTRIC SHOP Glee Club, Soccer, Track, Rifle Club, Color Guard As a runner, Ben is one of the best in Girard. His affable and boisterous nature makes him a likeable classmate. EDWARD THOMAS KIMMEL (REDS) 2946 South Eighteenth Street Philadelphia 45, Pa. GENERAL I AND CLERICAL Business Manager, Corinthian; Girard News, Junior-Senior Seminar, Echelon, Lieutenant, Company B With flaming hair as his trademark, Reds is a standout in any group. Big- hearted and always happy, he is a fine fellow to live with. WAYNE GARY KOCH (BUTCHI 71 Walnut Avenue Conyngham, Pa. ACADEMIC AND CLERICAL Manager, Student Center; Concert Band, Glee Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Girard News, Corinthian, Recording Secretary, Student Council; NOMA, Fencing Butch has gained valuable business experience through his management of the Student Center. He has also exhibited capable leadership as captain of the 39 ) CHARLES RONALD KOHL IRON) 209 Inman Terrace Willow Grove, Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING SHOP Girord News, Corinthian, WGC, Glee Club, Concert Bond, Junior-Senior Seminor Dramatic Club Ron applies his musical talents by playing the clarinet in the Concert Band and by singing in the Glee Club. Although he sometimes acts like a clown, he works ambitiously in school. THOMAS KOLOWITZ (TOM) 219J4 East South Street Allentown, Pa. Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, WGC, Dramatic Club, Echelon, Recruit Lieutenant, Wrestling Tom’s most notable characteristic is his contagious laugh. An outlet for his tremendous energy is his participation on the soccer, swimming, and baseball teams, on which he made commendable achievements. PATRICK LAWRENCE ( PAT • 4 Kershaw Lane Wallingford, Pa. GENERAL I AND CLERICAL Junior-Senior Seminar, Glee Club, NOMA, Echelon, Guidon, Company A, Rifle Club Although one of the more reserved members of the class, Pat was not at all shy. His efficiency in business practices will serve to secure him a fine future. GILSON COLBY LORENZ (GIL) 4243 N 3rd Street Philadelphia 40, Pa. GENERAL II AND DRAFTING SHOP Captain-Quartermaster, Echelon, Glee Club, Soccer, Co-captain, Track; Corinthian, Junior-Senior Seminar As co- aptain of the soccer team, Gil has done a fine job in leading the hooters through a rough season. His leadership was also evident in the Battalion as captain-quartermaster. JOHN MACHINIST (JACK) 147 Kelly Street Luzerne, Pa. ACADEMIC AND ELECTRIC SHOP Cross Country, Track, Swimming Jack proved himself a capable runner on the cross country and track teams. Although he was a little diffident, he was a loyal friend. JOSEPH CHARLES MARCINO (JOE) 6620 Elemwood Avenue Philadelphia, 42, Pa. GENERAL I AND CLERICAL Corinthian, Girard News, President, Photography Club; Junior-Senior Seminar, Echelon, Recruit Lieutenant, Student Center, Bookeeper, NOMA Whenever there is a picture to be taken, Joe is ready. His adeptness in busi¬ ness has won him the position of Student Center bookkeeper. We are ap¬ preciative of the contributions he has made. THOMAS JOHN McELROY (MAC) 1717 N. Felton Street Philadelphia 51, Pa. GENERAL I AND STENOGRAPHIC Cross Country, Glee Club, Girard News, Recruit Lieutenant, Echelon, Wrestling Mac was a hard working member of the cross country and wrestling teams. His quick wit and story-telling skill were prominent traits in his lyp ically Irish personality. RAYMOND EDWARD MERESSE (RAY) 3218 " C” McMichael Street Philadelphia 29, Pa. GENERAL II AND STENOGRAPHIC Swimming, Track, Rifle Club, Sergeant, Compony D; Vice President, Glee Club; Corinthian, Echelon A fine sprinter on the track team and a dependable swimmer, Ray is a better- than-average athlete. He performs his duties well as Glee Club vice-president. 41 )► GERALD MARTIN MERIESKI (GER) 1247 Mowery Street Old Forge, Pa. ACADEMIC AND MACHINE SHOP Soccer, Basketball, Girard News, Corinthian, Lieutenant, Company C; Swing Band Manager, Echelon, 2nd Place Machine Shop Award, Junior-Senior Seminar, WGC Cars, hunting, and fishing occupied much of Ger’s time. A neat dresser, he always kept up with the latest fashions. With his height and dexterity, he was invaluable on the basketball court. DMITRIJ MERDIUSZEW ( DMITS) 462 5 N. 13th Street Philadelphia 40, Pa. GENERAL I AND DRAFTING SHOP Lieutenant Band, Glee Club, Fencing, Co-captain, Swing Band Dmits’ fine voice is an asset to the Glee Club. He plays the sax Concert Band and at our class dances. He is also a fine fencer. ROBERT WALTERS MILLER (LOU) 429 Beechtree Lane Wayne, Pa. GENERAL I AND ELECTRIC SHOP Concert Band, Swing Band Manager, WGC, Junior-Senior Seminar, Dramatic Club, President; Rifle Club, Photography Club, Glee Club, Girard News, Corinthian Student Center, Assisant Manager, World Affairs Council Lou’s willingness to sacrifice his time to serve Girard is evident by the large number of organizations in which he is active. He is certain to find life in¬ teresting. HAROLD BRUCE MOFFET (MOFFS) 409 Main Street East Greenville, Pa. GENERAL II AND MACHINE SHOP Echelon, Junior-Senior Seminar, Sergeant Battalion Moffs is welcome in any group; he is always quiet and affable. As going guy, he has a pleasant spot in our memories. casy- « { 42 y RICHARD HENRY MROZ (MAZI 2992 E. Thompson Street Philadelphia 34, Pa. GENERAL I AND ELECTRIC SHOP Girard News, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Sergeant, Battalion; World Affairs Council, Basketball Although he is not a superior athlete, Maz is a first-rate sports enthusiast. He enjoys the company of the fairer sex and is prominent at the Hum’s social affairs. RICHARD ANDREW MULLER (LENNIEI 802 Passmore Street Philadelphia 11, Pa. GENERAL I AND PRINT SHOP Girard News, Corinthian, World Affairs Council, Student Center, Echelon, Soccer, Basketball, Captain Co. B Lennie is, without a doubt, the finest dancer in our class. As an athlete he is on the go the year round, playing soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track in the spring. MICHAEL BUCKLEY MURRAY (MIKE) 233 Gerritsen Avenue Bayport, Long Irland, New York ACADEMIC AND CARPENTRY SHOP National Honor Society, Cross Country, Co-captain, Wrestling; Track, Corinthian, or-Senior Seminar, WGC, Student Council Representative Mike has practised year in and year out to build his body and achieve finesse in wrestling. Also, his devotion to the organizations in which he participated is firm testimony that Mike gave his best to everything he did. HARD HARRY BUCKLEY MURRAY (RICH) 233 Gerritsen Avenue Bayport, Long Island, New York ACADEMIC AND CARPENTRY SHOP Crosscountry, Wrestling, Track, National Honor Society, World Affairs Council, Head Writer, WGC; Girard News, Corinthian Like his brother. Rich is thoroughly dedicated to wrestling. He contributes his efforts to many extra curricular activities, particularly as head writer of WGC, a very tedious job. We arc proud to say, though, that Rich provides us with a humorous and informative program every " blue” Monday. 4 3 y JAMES DAVID MUSCARELLA (MUSK) 16 56 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn 26, New York GENERAL I AND CLERICAL Girard News, Baseball, Corinthian, Glee Club, Echelon Musk is an avid sports fan and i s an ever prerent supporter of all Hum sport- in;; events. He was equally enthusiastic in his attendance at our dances. WALLIS STIFFLER MYERS (WAL) 2910 W. Chestnut Avenue Altoona, Pa. GENERAL II AND STENOGRAPHIC Captain Co. C, Soccer; Student Center An excellent athlete. Wal is a capable member of the He has a wonderful sense of humor and is well-liked by EDWARD WILLIAM O ' CONNER (ED) 411 Maple Avenue Dclanco, New Jersey GENERAL II AND MACHINE SHOP Color Guard, Echelon, Glee Club Ed is a well liked classmate. Quiet and unobtrusive, he I left the mark of his personality on all of us. CHARLES MAURICE PERRY (CHUCK) 5912 Elmhurst Street Philadelphia 49, Pa. GENERAL I AND MACHINE SHOP Concert Bond, Swimming, Scouting Chuck is either up in the clouds with his airplanes or down to earth hiking along the Appalachian Trail. His rank as an Eagle Scout is the symbol of his place in our thoughts. ,| 44 ] NOEL LEEDS PERRY (NOEL) 5912 Elmhurt Street Philadelphia 49, Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING SHOP Concert Bond, 1st Lieutenant; Swing Bond, Junior-Senior Seminar, Glee Club, Corinthian, National Honor Society, WGC, Girard News, Swimming, Scouts, Order of the Arrow, Baseball Noel does many things well. In the Band, in our publications, and in the swimming pool, he is a great asset. Conscientious scholastic achievement is one of his more outstanding characteristics. RICHARD POWERS (RICK) 4128 Magee Street Philadelphia, Pa. GENERAL II AND PRINT SHOP Sports Editor, Girard News; Corinthian, WGC, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar Co-captain, Wrestling; Soccer, Baseball, Echelon, Lieutenant, Company A With his rugged physique, Rick was a natural for wrestling. His interest did not stop here, however, for he participated in soccer and baseball and was a knowledgeable sports editor for the Girard News. One of his characteristics was his fine taste for clothes. ___ NORRIS HORNER PYLE (NOR) Lakeshorc Drive Country Lakes, New Jersey GENERAL I AND STENOGRAPHIC Secretary-Treasure of Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar, Rifle Club, Track WGC, Girard News, Corinthian Nor always tries to look on the bright side of things. This unshakeable phil- osphy is reflected in everything he does. It will be the source of his success. PHILIP JOHN ROBINSON (PHIL) 123 West Pine Street Audubon, New Jersey GENERAL I AND ELECTRICAL Soccer, Wrestling, Glee Club, Student Council, Dramatic Club, Manager, Swing Band; Rifle Club, Echelon, Recruit Lieutenant Phil has a never-say-die attitude and plunges into all his tasks vigorously. His perennial election to the Student Council was the result of his serious sincere de sire to do a good job. 45 b WALTER JOHN RONCZKA (JOHN) 154 North Twenty-fourth Street Camden, New Jersey GENERAL II AND CLERICAL Track, Echelon, First-Sergeant, Company B John’s mischievous way has brought many interesting experiences to our class. His fine collection of records was entertainment for many of us on Saturday and Sunday evenings. DANIEL PAUL SCHECHTMAN (DAN) 1708 Benton Street Philadelphia 15, Pa. GENERAL I AND STENOGRAPHIC WGC, World Affairs Council, Dramatic Club, NOMA, Junior-Senior Seminar, Soccer, Baseball, Sergeant, Concert Band Dan’s wit, constant smile, and readiness to talk himself in and out of prob¬ lems have given us many memorable moments through the years. Farewell to a true friend. FLOYD WILLIAM SHIFFER (FLOYD) 1316 Murray Street Forty-Fort, Pa. GENERAL I AND DRAFTING SHOP Concert Bond, Glee Club, Rifle Club, Corinthion, Conservation Club, Track Floyd displayed his greatest interest in the field of guns and foreign auto¬ mobiles. In his booming voice and ponderous figure is rooted a true loyalty to Girard and our class. ANTHONY SILENZIO (TONY) 2108 Pierce Street Philadelphia 4 5, Pa. GENERAL I AND STENOGRAPHIC Manager, Cross Country, Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Junior-Senior Seminar Tony’s loyalty to the Glee Club over the years and willingness to help his classmates in his friendly and quiet way will assure him a full and rewarding life. A 46 y RONALD LEE SMELTZER (RON) 540 East Market Street York, Pa. GENERAL II AND PRINT SHOP Corinthion, Girard News, Basketball, Track, Echelon, Rifle Club, Lieutenant Company C Ron’s happy-go-lucky way of livi ng was his most obvious attribute. The remembrance of his warm friendliness will last for many years. ROBERT TELANOFF (BOBi 4939 North Eighth Street Philadelphia 20, Pa. GENERAL II AND ELECTRIC SHOP Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Track, Boy Scouts In electronics and radio work Bob tried his hardest to excel. He is well-versed in nature-lore which has earned for him an important place in Scouts. DAVID ALLEN 17 Fil ACAD THOMAS (DAVE) Filbert Lane Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING SHOP Soccer, Baseball, WGC, Lieutenant, Concert Band; Junior-Senior Seminar, Student Council Representative, Glee Club Scholastically and athletically, Dave was above average. Having an avid in terest in boxing, he was often seen practicing the finer points of this sport. X JOSE P-H TORNETTA (JOEI 7213 Hegerman Street _Philadelphia 3 5. Pa. ACADEMIC AND DRAFTING SHOP Guidon, Company C; Corinthian, WGC, Girard News, Echelon, Dramatic Club Joe’s assistance to the Girard News, Corinthian, and WGC in the capacity of a writer has contributed much to the success of these activities. 47 } ■ CHARLES EARL TRY ( FRED) 3 5 Poplar Street Kistler, Mount Union, Pa. GENERAL I AND CARPENTRY SHOP Dramatic Club, President, Rifle Club, Student Council, WGC, Track, President, Conservation Club, Junior-Senior Seminar Fred puts real effort into everything he does, and, as a result, always docs a fine job. Fred will also be remembered for his superb acting ability. ROBERT DAVID WALKER (BOB) 7228 Brent Road Upper Darby, Pa. GENERAL I AND DRAFTING SHOP Co-captain, Soccer, Basketball, Echelon, Girard News, Captain Inspector, Corinthian Bob’s ability on the soccer field and basketball court has won him the respect and admiration of all of us. The booters placed their trust in him by electing him one of the team’s co-captains. GENE MICHAEL WERBICKY (GENE) R.D. 1 Allentown, Pa. GENERAL II AND CLERICAL Echelon, Glee Club, Assistant Business Manager, Girard News; Junior-Senior Seminar, Basketball, Baseball, Color Guard Because of Gene’s knowledge of and love for baseball, he has through die years became the class expert on the subject. As assistant business manager of the Girard News he does a fine job. ALLAN FRANK YARBROUGH (AL) 115-26 Myrtle Avenue Richmond Hill 18, New York ACADEMIC AND CARPENTRY SHOP Swimming, Track, Scouts, Soccer, WGC, Girard News, Radio Club With a mastery of the butterfly stroke complemented by excellent physical condition, Al set a new record for the 100 yd. Butterfly. Besides swimming, A! also devotes much of his time and energy to his interest in science. A 48 ) • 49 3 ' LIONS ’56 ALL-STARS Class 3-1 First row (left to right) Penn, Tenuto, Kimmel, Fisher, Polawacki, Werley, Brown, Kirton, Schecht- Second row: Kolowitz, Try, Baxter, Starzmann, Robinson, Dempsey, Kil- len, Muller, Smeltzer. Class 3-2 First row: (left to right) Faltz, Berger, Darragh, Powers, Sorriano, Han¬ cock, Meresse, McElroy, Chryst. Second row: Erdell DiRo- maldo, Chryzanowski, My¬ ers, Pyle, Merieski, Perry, Buddy. Our class will never forget the third grade year. Most of us were just beginning our long stay at the Hum. Such teachers as Miss Brown, Miss Wilson, Miss Whitacre, Miss Brosius, and the principal Mr. Nicholson, helped us to solve many of our problems at our early stage in life. On the other hand there were such men as Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hartman who developed us physically and mor¬ ally by participating in sports. We will never forget the basketball league. Remember the pride that we took in our teams’ names: the Wildcats, the Tigers, the Eagles, the Hawks, the Badgers, the Wolverines and the " Lions”, who achieved a record of 15-1. We still talk about the final game when All-stars toppled the Lions in a spectacular contest on Robert " Specs” Telanoff’s winning basket. ALL-STARS “Speedball” Myers ‘Dizzy’’ DiRomaldo “Specs’’ Telanoff ’‘Whitey’’ Thomas “Kid” Cocco “Wild Man” Walker ’ Yardbird” Yarbrough “Mickey” McBride “Billy” Penn “Eskimo” Merieski THE LIONS “Ozzie” Schechtman “Hooks’ Muller “Dynamite” Dempsey “Tiny” Try “Terrible” Tenuto “Stary” Starzmann “Bozo” Brown A 50 b Rum f ife 51 ► 52 b Allen Hall Life First Row: Left to Right, Mr. Henry, Mr. Pease, Mrs. Pease Second Row: Mr. Valetta, Dr. Zeil, Dr. Lander In the final year of our Girard life we have learned to live as citizens of a small community. For eight years we have come up the " road” from Junior School waiting to enter the new life of a Senior. Allen Hall is the reward of all our efforts. As the year opened in September, we were excited about the privacy of a room and the com¬ panionship of our roommates. As the year continued, we enjoyed such privileges as the " no pass” and dating. Later, the long-awaited Washington Trip, College Boards, and Commencement con¬ cluded our life at Girard. These were only a few of the highlights that made our Senior year the best we have ever known. Most of the success of our Senior year is due to the patient help and guidance of Dr. William F. Zeil, Dr. James D. White, Mr. and Mrs. Perley H. Pease, and Dr. John A. Lander. Without their help we could not have made this year successful. Upon leaving Allen and Girard, we will take with us some of the fondest memories and best friendships we shall ever have. We will never forget them as long as we live. 4 53 Senior Highlights The Senior year is the highlight of our life at Girard. A Girardian grows up with the light of the Senior’s year to guide him. After ten years we have fulfilled our hopes; the dream has become a reality. Now, we are looking back on those wonderful days, crowded with memories, but far too brief. We can still feel the pride we knew on our first day as Seniors, when we walked down the aisle as upperclassmen. Our final Christmas concert, the White Supper, the dramatic presentations, the Talent Show, soccer, wrestling meets, baseball, our dances, and the Imperials; college boards, term papers, study hours and Hallowe’en all meant so much to us because every one of us was part of them. Perhaps our Washington trip will provide our most enduring memory. It brought us an aware¬ ness of class spirit unequaled. It was a Senior highlight given to us as a gift from previous Girardians. We are, of course, sorry to give up our rooms, to leave our friends, our teachers, the classes, and all that made this Hum life meaningful and good. Suddenly we comprehend how much everyone has done to develop our minds and characters for life after Graduation. We know now that what we have done and will do will symbolize the accomplishments of a Girard education. As Seniors, we have set the standards in athletics, in social events, in scholarship, and in school life in general. With graduation upon us, we are deeply conscious of the fact that we could have done even more and better than we did. We leave it to the next senior class to carry on where we left off. Farewell! Farewell! Dear temple on the hill; We’ll not forget you Till our hearts be still. A 54 y ■torls 55 y Soccer First Row: Left to Right, G. Lorenz, R. Walker Second Row: J. Chryst, N. DiRomaldo, G. Merieski, R. Beck, D. Thomas, D. Schechtmann, E. Fatzinger, R. Powers Third Row: M. Rieg, J. Sklarski, R. Hamry, T. Kolowitz, M. deLivron, T. Kolowitz, A. Yarbrough, R. O’Brien, G. Claxton Fourth Row: Mr. Wolstenholme, R. Fenstermacher, L. Cocco, S. Gross, W. Van Buskirk, R. Muller, W. Myers, S. Werley, B. Ketcham, J. Gill Coming into the season with six returning lettermen, this year’s soccer team hoped to have a winning record. Although this hope was not fulfilled, the team’s showing of six wins, eight losses, and one tie is a considerable improvement upon last year’s two wins and eleven losses. Despite this unimpressive record, the team played hard and well throughout the season. Every player worked diligently during each practice session trying to improve his individual skills. As a result, the team improved steadily as the season progressed. Highlights during this losing season were the close 1-0 loss to North Catholic and the thrilling victory over the University of Pennsylvania Freshmen. The loss to North Catholic, a team which later won the Catholic League championships, was a heartbreaker. The booters just missed on two scoring opportunities that would have won the game. Against the strong-favored U. of P. Freshmen, the booters definitely played their best game. With typical Hum spirit and d rive, the booters came from a 1-0 deficit and went on to win, 3-2. Girard 7 — Friends Select 0 4 — Friends Central 0 0—Delhaas 2 0 — Fronkford 4 I — Hill School S 0 — West Chester 2 0 — Horriton 3 0—Navy 6 1 — Sworthmore 1 2 — Alumni 0 0 — North Catholic 1 0 — Westtown 3 3—University of Penno. 2 2 — George School 0 2 — West Catholic 0 56 j: Cross Country First Row: Left to Right, Mr. Perazzclli, J. Kazimir, J. Gale, J. Campion N. Pyle, A. Silenzio Second Row: J. Machinist, R. Murray. M. Brown, M. Murray, T. McElroy This year’s Cross Country squad worked very hard to better last year’s two and two record. Un¬ fortunately, the team’s hopes did not materialize, and they were forced to settle for a one and three season. A lack of depth held the team back. This, however, did not prevent those dedicated members from giving all they had for the sake of the team. Sometimes the weather conditions were very ad¬ verse to running, but this did not stop the harriers from going through their workouts of quarter- miles, half-miles, miles, and overdistance which ranged from six to ten miles. The difficulty of the workouts merely emphasized the fact that every member of the team had the drive that distinguishes the true athlete from the mere participant. Highlights of the season included an eleven team invitational meet for which the team traveled to George School, and a fifty-five to fifteen score against Friends Select. The most exciting event of the season was Joe Kazimir’s smashing of the old Hum record when he was clocked at 12:37 for the 2.5 mile course. Coach Bruce Perazzelli must be commended for his fine efforts and willingness to work with the team. 57 First Row: Left to Right, M. Murriay, R. Powers Second Row: Mr. Wolstenholme, S. Gross, R. Davies, P. Robinson, D. Jayjock, S. Werlcy, T. Kolowitz, H. Graham, M. deLivron, R. Beck, R. Murray, R. Dover, Mr. Sabol, Mr. Warren This year’s team, handicapped somewhat by last year’s graduation, did a fine job with only four returning lettermen. It was upon these four, Mike and Rich Murray, Rick Powers, and Dan Jayjock, plus a strong junior varsity squad that the team was built. In view of the inexperience and a lack of depth the team’s 7-5-1 record was commendable. Fine individual seasonal performances were turned in by Bob Dever 12-1, Mike Murray 12-1, Rich Murray 11-2, Rick Powers 7-2, Rich Beck 8-3, and Marty deLivron 7-4. Highlights of the season were the 26-25 victory over Wyoming Seminary, the 26-24 win over Perkiomen, and the 47-3 landslide victory over P.S.D. The team closed the season at Episcopal Tournament, taking a team fourth place against heavy competition. Individual second places were captured by Rich Beck and Mike Murray, a third by Bob Dever, and a fourth by Rich Murray. The backbone of the team during the 1963-64 season was the consistent winning from the " live five.” These five members Bob Dever (95 ), Mike Murray (103), Rich Murray (112), Rick Powers (120), and Rich Beck (127), compiled an amazing combined record of 50 wins, while only losing 9- This year’s team proudly possessed one of the most solid lower-weight lineups in the bri ef history of wrestling at Girard. These weren’t die only stars on the team, because it takes more than five to win a meet. Martin deLivron was a consistent winner. Stan Werley, Hugh Graham, Tom Kolowitz, and Dan Jayjock won their share at times when it was most needed to win or secure a victory. Thanks go to Coaches Sabol and Wolstenholme whose un¬ tiring efforts and patience developed this fine team. A 58 ) RECORD Girard 49 — George School 21 26 — Wyoming Sem. 25 " 43 — Germantown Acad. 12 " 47 — P. S. D. 3 24 — Penn Charter 24 34 — Friends Central 18 " 21 — Episcopal 30 26—Perkiomen 24 5 — Bryn Athyn 40 " 38 — Malvern 13 " 12 — Hill School 39 14—Haverford 14 23 — Valley Forge 28 Episcopal T. Fourth Episcopal T. Fourth Basketball First Row: Left to Right, Mr. Downham, J. Dempsey Second Row: R. Hamry R. Smeltzer, T. Holod, R. Mroz, R. Muller, G. Merieski, R. Walker, J. Chryst, J. Poliwacki, D. Mevoli RECORD Girard 34 — Friends Central 38 " 50 — Friends Select 20 " 26 — Haverford 52 " 39 — Williamson Trade 61 " 29—Episcopal 52 " 26 — P.S.D. 48 " 27 — Bryn Athyn 49 " 12 — Perkiomen 17 38 — Germantown Acad. 43 34 — Valley Forge 33 " 45 — Westtown 29 " 35 — Alumni 20 Although the 1964 basketball team had six returning letter men, their final record did not live up to expectations. The team, however, played well and worked hard throughout the season. This year Coach Downham introduced a new type of game to Girard. The new strategy, called " our game”, involved a freeze-type offense and a tight zone defense. The team endeavored to stay within reach of its tough opponents by freezing the ball and working for one good shot. A lack of rebounding ability made this a very necessary point. The highlight of the season was our hard-fought upset victory over Valley Forge Military Academy. Captain Joel Dempsey played an outstanding game. He scored 23 points and won the game for the Hum when, with three seconds left to play, and the Hum one point behind, he sank a 25-foot shot. Joel Dempsey was high scorer for the season with start¬ ers Rich Muller, Bob Walker, and Chick Chryst contributing to the team effort their shooting and ball handling skills. A word of sincere thanks must be given to our fine coach, Mr. Charles Downham. He created in the team an intense desire to keep fighting no matter how lopsided the score was. His never-say-die attitude encouraged us to try harder every time our spirits were low. If a team is as good as its spirit then the record of these hoopsters doubly emphasizes that this was one of the best teams of the year, best because they never once accepted the fact that they could lose. The fought to the final whistle. 59 Swimming First Rou: Left to Right, G. Queener, C. Parduc, R. Meresse, C. Perry, D. McGonigle, J. Haefele, W. Machinist Second Rou : Mr. Gibson, S. Scott, A. Aglidjan, J. Silverman, M. Pusey, E. Taylor, E. Ingram, C. Smiejan Third Ron: R. Hamilton, T. Kolowitz, N. Perry, D. Burleigh. A. Yarbrough, J. Machinist RECORD Girard 39 — Northeast 56 " 24— Wyoming Sem. 71 " 48 — Germantown Acad. 47 " 38 — Valley Forge 56 " 20 — Haverford 75 26 — Ocean City 69 " 24 — Woodrow Wilson 71 " 39 — Episcopal Acad. 61 " 17 —Reading H.S. 69 29 — Penn Charter 66 26 — Westtown 69 43 — Delhaas 43 " 23 — Cherry Hill 72 29 — George School 66 The ’63-’64 swimming team, under the determined leadership of Gxaptains Ray Meresse and Chuck Perry, lost twelve of the fourteen meets, winning over Germantown Academy and earning a tie with Delhaas High School. Never once, however, did they give up. Although a few members of the team might have broken rec¬ ords, this desire had to be sacrificed in order to give greater strength to the team effort.Those able to break records were a sophomore, Doug Burleigh, who broke the 400-yard freestyle record with a 4:21, clocking over the old record of 4:31; and A1 Yarbrough, who smashed the 100-yard butterfly by 3 seconds with the winning time of 1:05.7. The top scorers for this year were A1 Yarbrough and Co-captain Ray Meresse who earned 88 and 80 points respectively. This year’s team was hampered by the same old plague, lack of depth. To overcome this with next year’s swimmers Coach Gibson has devoted much time and interest in developing the talents of the younger competitors. On them rest the hope that during the next two of three years Girard’s natators will be once again rated among the best in the Philadelphia area. -.( 60 ] Fencing First Row, Left to Right: Mr. Rothberg, D. Sims, C. McGuckin, W. Casey, R. Martini, D. Plank, P. Collier, P. DiBartolo, S. Hudson Second Ron : W. Darley. T. Molz, D. Merdiuszew, W Koch, C. Jewell, P. Ferry The Fencing Team, under the leadership of Captain Wayne Koch and Co-captain Dmitri Meriuszew lost only one meet this season. They suffered their first loss in wo years when a strong University of Pennsylvania squad beat them 19-8. Co-captain Mer- duiszew, lost his first bout of the season at this meet. William Casey, the other senior member of the team, won two of his three bouts to lead the epee squad and give the team two of their eight points. At Northeast High School the team nearly lost another meet; however, Paul Ferry the only junior on the team, won his final bout to give Girard an 11-10 win. This year the team again failed to bring the Yale Trophy back to Girard. Ferry finished fourth in foil, and Koch placed fifth in epee. Merdiuszew tied for first in sabre, but in the fence-off, he lost to his opponent and placed second. In final tabu¬ lation Girard took fourth position in the tournament. The team will only be losing three senior members, Dmitri Merdiuszew, Wayne Koch and Bill Casey. With many good young prospects coming up from the lower classes fencing will continue to be one of Girard’s top sports. We hope that next year’s squad will be able to bring home the Yale Trophy once again. Coach Rothberg ' s fencing team has earned an honored place in Girard sports over the years through constant and diligent practice. We are indebted to Mr. Rothberg, who has taught us the basic fundamentals and the finer points of swordplay, and who has devotedly made us work for our victories. RECORD Girard 19—Haverford 8 " 15 —Temple Univ. 12 " 12 — Thomas Edison 9 " 12 — Olney High 8 " 15 — Dobbins Tech. 6 " 8 — Univ. of Penn. 19 " 15 —Akiba Acod. 9 " 11 — Northeast H.S. 10 [ 61 Baseball This year’s baseball team, with seven returning lettermen, is one of the most experienced teams in recent years. The starting team consists of Beck catching, Fenstermacher playing first base, Chryst playing at second, Holod covering shortstop, and deLivron playing at the hot corner; in the out¬ field are Van Buskirk, Petrick, and Thomas. The pitchers are Gill, Kolowitz, and McCullough. To date the record has not lived up to expectations. The team lost their opener to a strong Episcopal team, but came back to trounce Germantown Friends in their second game by a decisive 6-2 score. However, because of erratic play, they then lost to Valley Forge Military Academy and Williamson Trade School, two of their toughest competitors. With these two tough teams behind them, the batsmen hope to win their remaining games and have a winning season. The area of strength has been the fielding. As we go to press, the infield has racked up four double plays. Weak hitting has been the source of the defeats in the initial games. With their solid team spirit, the players expect to begin getting the hits and registering victories in the remaining games. First Row: Left to Right, W. Van Buskirk, T. Kolowitz, J. Chryst, R. Beck, M. deLivron, D. Thomas Second Row: Mr. Warne, C. Gill, D. Petrick, R. Fenstermacher, C. McCullough, Mr. Downham Third Row : T. Holod, P. Dempsey, D. Schechtman RECORD Girard 3 — George School 5 " 3 — Williamson Trade 5 " 3 — Episcopal 5 " 11 — P.S.D. 5 " 5 — Germantown Acad. 9 " 5—Volley Forge 7 " 6 — Germantown Fds. 2 " 1 — Perkiomcn 6 " 9—Alumni 4 -Hjf 62 y Track First Row: Left to Right, K. Robinson, J. Poliwacki, J. Lockard, R. DiFuria, C. Walker, M. McDonald, T. Kolowitz, M. Brown, S. Singer, J. Machinist, R. O’Brien, R. TclanofT, J. Campion Second Row: J. Gale, Mr. Gibson, R. Meresse, D. Buxhoevcden, A. Yarbrough, R. Costello, C. Try, M. Rieg, R. Smeltzer, B. Ketcham, J. Ronczka, J. Dempsey, G. Claxton. R. Hamry, Mr. Perazzelli (J. Dawson, F. Mastromatteo not shown) January and February ushered in the preliminary practice for the cindermen whose potential strength centered around eight returning lettermen. The pounding footfalls on the Armory bal¬ cony, the clanking of weights, the coaches ever present " Pump those arms” were background for their hopes. Then came spring and the long afternoons of sweating and sprinting and jumping and the first all-out effort. The first meet brought them up against a strong Episcopal Academy team, and they lost 70 to 29. Against Perkiomen they were on the top side of 52-47 tally. Confronted by Frankford High they again suffered under a 70-17 loss. Undaunted and under captain John Gale and Bob Hamry and the capable coaching of Mr. Bruce Perazzelli they still gave their best efforts and gained momen¬ tum. Everyone is to be commended for refusing to give up. Highlight of the season was capturing a second in the mile relay at the Penn Relays. Jim Campion, Bob Hamry, A1 Yarbrough, and Charlie Walker took second place at the Penn Relays in the Prep School Mile Relay. This was the first time any medals have been won by Hummers since 1918, in this meet. Girard 30 — Episcopal 67 " 52—Perkiomen 47 " 17 — Frankford 82 84 — Friends Central 20 " 54 — Germantown Fds. 49 " 41 — Haverford 58 George School Invitational—10th Church Form School Relays—10th Penn. Relays —2nd 63 y Letterciien TRACK Meresse, ' 64 Rieg, ' 64 Ketcham, ' 64 Machinist, ' 64 Dempsey, ' 64 Campion, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Telonoff, ' 64 Hamry, ' 64 Smeltzer, ' 64 Gale, ' 63, ' 64 Brown, ' 64 Costello, ' 64 Try, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Yarbrough, ' 64 Ronczka, ' 64 FENCING Koch, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Casey, ' 64 Shifter, ' 63 Merdiuszew, ' 63, ' 64 BASEBALL Thomas, ' 63, ' 64 de Liveron, ' 63, ' 64 Chyrst, ' 63, ' 64 McElroy, ' 64 (Mgr.) Schechtman, ' 64 Beck, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Kolowitz, ' 64 CROSS COUNTRY R. Murray, ' 61, ' 63 M. Murray, ' 63 Machinist, ' 61, ' 62, ' 63 Silenzio, ' 63 (Mgr) Gale, ' 62, ' 63 Brown, ' 63 Kazimir, ' 63 Graham, ' 62, ' 63 Campion, ' 62, ' 63 SWIMMING Meresse, ' 63, ' 64 C. Perry, ' 63, ' 64 W. Perry, ' 63 Yarbrough, ' 61, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 T. Kolowitz, ' 64 WRESTLING Robinson, ' 64 Gross, ' 64 de Livron, ' 64 Werley, ' 64 M. Murray, ' 63, ' 64 R. Murray, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Powers, ' 63, ' 64 Beck, ' 64 Graham, ' 64 Kolowitz, ' 64 SOCCER Cocco, ' 63 Merieski, ' 63 Lorenz, ' 62, ' 63 Thomas, ' 62, ' 63 de Liyron, ' 62, ' 63 Myers, ' 63 Walker, ' 62, ' 63 Werley, ' 62, ' 63 Chryst, ' 63 Hamry, ' 63 Powers, ' 63 Fatzinger, ' 63 Di Romaldo, ' 63 Yarbrough, ' 63 Beck, ' 62, ' 63 Kolowitz, ' 62, ' 63 Muller, ' 63 BASKETBALL Merieski, ' 63, ' 64 Walker, ' 63, ' 64 Chryst, ' 63, ' 64 Hamry, ' 64 Mroz, ' 64 Smeltzer, ' 63, ' 64 Dempsey, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 Muller, ' 62, ' 63, ' 64 64 b


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