Girard College - Corinthian Yearbook (Philadelphia, PA)

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Corinthian MR. JOSEPH T. WILEMAN MR. PHILIP W. HICKEY MR. ROCCO P. SERLUCO In Appreciation Daniels, (Mrs.) Mary Ruth Mr. Robert Mullins administration Mr. Phillip Stetson Miss Edith Feld faculty Ici Ton parle francais. “When e’er I hear French spoken as I approve I feel myself quietly falling in love.” —Edward Bulwer Lytton Miss Eleanor Leonard SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Mr. Henry Berkowitz Mr. Robert Farber Chairman, Science Department Science Teacher; I take all knowledge to be my province. Mr. Hickey: He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Science Teacher: Science is organized knowledge. Mr. Hickey: Science falsely so called. Science Teacher Men learn while they teach. k I Mr. Hickey: Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to j -“SHUT UP, HICKEY !’ ' Mr. Edmund Jones Mr. Geoffery Schulz Mr. Joseph Shuster Chairman, Mathematics Department The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought. Angling may be said to be so like mathematics that it can never be truly learnt Mathematics possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty —a beauty cold austere. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Mr. Joseph Devlin Halpem, (Mrs.) Evelyn Chairman, English Dept. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. And still they gazed and still the wonder grew, that one head should carry all it knew. Litrature is my utopia, here 1 am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet gracious discourse of my book friends! They talk to me with¬ out embarrasment or awkwardness. — A student in “Paradise” Francendese, (Mrs.) Janet Mr. William Stein Mr. Robert Long Chairman, Social Studies Dept. The Historian is a prophet looking backwards. History is only a record of crimes and misfortunes. History, a distillation of rumor. What is History but a fable agreed upon? — Except from a term paper written by Robert Me Clennen (only joking, Mr. Long!) Mr. Edward Vavalo Zeil, (Dr.) WilUam Every artist was first an amateur. A picture is a poem without words. It is clever, but is it art? Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aes¬ thetic enjoyment in recognition of the pattern. Everything passes. Robust art alone is eternal. The bust out¬ lasts the citadel. He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sun of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. Every artist writes his own biography. Daniels, (Mrs.) Mary Ruth HTJmo H3) DEPARTMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION Mr. David McKay Mr. Reid Watson Chairman,-Physical Education Department Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry of some strong swimmer in his agony. A. I Mr. Brian Seeber Music Department Left to Right-J. Baji, J. Sillitti, P. Stewart, A. Sivak, J. Zelazny Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. Music is well said to be the speech of angels. Music roust take rank as the highest of the fine arts— as the one which roore than any other ministers to human welfare. Let me die to the sounds of delicious music. Mr. E. Lehrer Mr. R. Olivastri LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER Mr. D. Rodilis At the entrance of the Library building, housing the Library Resource Center, an inscription greets the visitor: HERE IS THE HISTORY OF MAN’S HUNGER FOR TRUTH, GOODNESS AND BEAUTY LEADING HIM FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM. It’s this curiosity of man that causes him to question, and investigate while trying to exist with the elements. The LRC is charged with two most important objectives: —Help direct curiosity of the Girard students —Prepare students, with skills enough to investigate enevitable puzzlements after graduation- and make their quest for knowledge a habbit. This year the LRC has indeavored to meet these objectives by continuing the daily classes and night study. Also, the beginnings os an educational TV project has been part of its involvement in school act¬ ivities. Act 195 has provided the LRC with many useful units of equipment and materials—from fossil collections to books on rocket assembly. Girard College has one of the most comprehensive Resource Centers in the area. Fot they can conquer who believe they can. Somebody said it couMn’t be done, But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Wlio wouldn’t say so till he’d triecL nonor lies in haiesttoil. Of all the evil spirits alxoad at this hour in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous. —FYom the Wall of Mrs. Gloodenow Mrs. Elizabeth Goodenow lAJe JSecj ueatli Mr. Serluco.A New Quote Juniors.. other % Dr. Weidner ..A Five Star Genral Mr. Stetson.. dagg rings Unterkoefler.Mr. Moore Mr. Kemler.A yearly supply of vegetables Mr. Kbnopka.A bottle of Cutty Sark Mr. Wooten.A White Owl cigar Seniors.Quality, not quanity Mr. Sungenis.Jbe twenty per-cent question Mr. Vavalo.An airplane he doesn’t have Crosstown RW A.Another Riot Mr. Long. .A new seventh grade Mr. Morrison.Cannon’s autograph Tlie Juniors.Mr. Hickey Mr. Long.A steady voice Mr. Shuster.Another way to do the problem Mr. Hickey.A movie he hasn’t seen Mr. Buerger.A new Bible Mr. Weinstein.Another Cluster Mr. Farber.A new Bio lab Mr. Hickey.A body building set Mr. Campbell..A badge The D S..A cook book Mr. Farber..A new set of test tubes Mr. Devlin.William Shakespeare Mr. Hickey.A grammar book Mr. Farber.successful experiments Riendliest . .. Biggest Eater. Class Radical. Class Clown. Best Dresser. Best Athlete. Favorite Class . .. . First to Marry. First to Bald.. Smallest. TVpical Harvey . . . . Richest!. Quietest. Never to Be Fbrgotten ftst Musicians .... Best Looking. Favorite Meal. Most Carefree. Most Studious .... Most Boisterous . . . . Foggiest. Wittiest. Most Ambitious .. . . Coolest. Most Gullible. Class Ham. Class Fblitician . . . .How ley .Stewart .Dailey .McClennen .Stewart .Ehrig, How ley .... Long’s P.O.D. .Fbras .Williams .Howley .Cartwright .Stewart . . . Adams, Dailey .. . Catalano, Smith .Adams McClennen, Howley .Jill of Them .Cartwright .Sillitti .McClennen . Williams .Adams .. Williams, Sillitti .Adams .Williams .Gardner ........ Gardner AND THEN I SAID You know what I mean, B)nes Space City Mongolian Cluster T. H. E. Roo m Vicks BuzzOn Hit the Sprays Quote-Unquote What’s for Grit? Well, hell I can do that problem 95 ways. Later!! Hey, Canon, cooking any hot dogs? Time is of the essence Chicken Lady Smack! You actually swear? Let mecheckmy waUeL Bluesville Don, Don Got any papers? I’m a senior Heads or Tails?? Bob, you’re president Digit. Double time. Ya gonna smoke? Let me tell ya what I’m gonna do. Catch some Z’s Tbrn me on!! Dry up and blow away. T i STEPHEN RICHARD ADAMS (Bones) J uly 17 , 1957 346 iCeswick Avenue, Glenside, Pa. 19038 (215) TU 7- 2318 The American Legion Award (9th Grade), The John Humphrey Essay Award (11th Grade), Who ' s Who Among American High School Students, The Sunday and Evening Bulletin Award. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexauon of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. The Preacher 1 MICHAEL CARTWRIGHT (Mike) May 13, 1957 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville, New Jersey 08322 (609) 694-0293 Track, Basketball, Soccer, Treasurer of Senior Class, Most valuable Player (Soccer, 1973-74). To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a tin-e to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a timeof peace. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence and a time to speak; What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth? I have seen the travail which Cod hath given to the sons of men to be exercised n it. I I. Ecclesiastes 3, 1-10 MICHAEL DAILEY (Mike) May 27, 1957 228 North Bromley Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18504 (717) 347-5031 The Herman C. Horn Prize (10th Grade), Dramatic Club, Corinthian. Swimming, Track, The Bible is burning and the devil screams more! Keep faith! The day will come when he screams no more. Michael Dailey BRIAN EHRIG (Bri) April 26 1957 1926 Main Blvd., Allentown, Pa. 18104 (215) 437-3951 Basketball,, Soccer,, Baseball, Corinthian (Editor),, Manual Training Essay Award Vice-President (9th Grade), Secretary (8th Grade),, President (11th Grade) Vok e of Democracy Essay Award, student Center Secretary (12th Grade). T. G. I. G. THOMAS FORAS (Tom) July 6 , 1957 Box 849, Long Beach, California 90801 Soccer, Dramatic Club, Explorer Scouts, Corinthian, World Affairs Council, Glee Club, Yearbook Staff, Newspaper Staff, Dance Committee. All th ings must come to an end, but for us it ' s just the beginning of a whole new way of life. I CARY GARDNER (Gar) 1426 4th Street, Monongahela, Pa. 15063 April 30, 1957 Baseball, Corinthian, Student Center, Guitar Club, President (10th Grade), Student Body President, Who ' s Who Among American High School Students, World Affairs, Dramatic Club, President Student Council. Time have changed. It ' s plain to see. Things aren ' t like they used to be. Never ending changes near and far makes you wonder really who you are. They ' ve changed it all. We ' re not so small, like we used to be. Your time is coming. You ' ll hear the sound. My time is now. FRANCIS HOWLEY (Bird) 120 Morris Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey Soccer, Baseball, Tennis. To be or not to be; that is the question Septembers, 1956 (609) 347-9890 William Shakespeare ROBERT McCLENNEN (Bob) 4202 Pechin Street, Roxborough, Pa. 19128 (215) IV 2-2599 Dramatic Club, Corinthian Staff, Student Center, Discipline Code Committee, Auto Shop. It ' s over, will tomorrow be the same? I know that they ' re really to blame. |i tney weren ' t so blind, then surely they ' d see, there ' s a much better way for them to be. R. McClennen JOSEPH A. SILLITTI (joe) September 28, 1956 44 E. 50th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 Wrestling, 9, 10, 11, 12. Honors: 3rd. place, 1975; 1974 Girard Wrestling Tourna¬ ment; Most Inspirational Award, 11; Co-Captain, 12; Most Outstanding and Dedi¬ cated Wrestler, 1975;)Soccer, Track, Clubs: Ski Club, Photography Club, Publica¬ tions: Co-Editor Newspaper; Yearbook Staff, Student Government: Treasurer, 11; Secretary-Treasurer, 9; Vice-President, 11; Treasurer, 12; Student Body Treasurer 11, 12; Concert Band: 9, 10, 11, 12; Band Master, 12, Choir: 9, 10, 11, President Who ' s Who Among American High School Students, 11, 12, Mational Honor Society, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, 1974, President, 1975. PETER STEWART (Pete) February 11, 1957 6201 Henry Ave., Apt D-15, Philadelphia, Pa., 10124 Student Government; Secretary, 11; President, 12; Music: Junior Choir Correlator, 10; Choir President, 11; Concert Band, Assistant Student Bandmaster, 9, 10, 11, 12; Glee Club, 10 11; Guitar, 11, 12, Clubs: Photography Club, Assistant Leader, 9; Chess Club, 10, 11; Ski Club, 10, 11, Drama Club, 11, 12, Work: Student Center, Publications: Newspaper Staff, Cp Editor, 11, 12; Year Book Staff, Summer Pro¬ grams: Penn State Conservation, 10; Light House Art-Music Camp, 11, Awards- National Honor Society, Vice President, 12, 11 and 12; Essay Award, 10; Pennsyl¬ vania Conservation Award, 10; Chemistry Award, 11; Philadelphia History Award, 11; Outstanding Teenagers of America, 11, 12; Who ' s Who Among American High School Students, 12 Music Award, 11. The Heignis oy gieat men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept. Were toiling upward in the night. -Longfellow NELSON WILLIAMS (NeO 9 Walk Street, Warminster Pa. 18974 Track, Cross Country. July 7, 1957 (215) 052-7265 But if you wanna leave take good care. Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear. But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there. Cat Stevens activities I SI KOW Leu_io Kigni-n. uuuiey, ij. zaengie, F. Howley, D. Merenda. I. Hansen 2 nd Row-R. Bohner, R. Andrews, S- Swift, R. Andrews 3rd Row-R. Fulton, J. Dollar, J. Bradley Skiing got its greatest boost after the winter Olympic games of 1932, held at Lake Placid. For the first time Americans saw eiqierts from all over the world, and the sport caught their fancy. Up till that time there had been little downhill skiing and no slalom in this country. After the Olympics, the demand for downhill skiing resulted in the building of hundreds of miles of trails in New England and New York and, as the craze swept west, in the Rockies and Sierras. Ski tows and aerial and ramways followed winter resorts opened up: vilages awakened from hibernation to become snowy boom townsj European instructors by the score ceune to establish schoolsj here sporting-goods manufacturers reported sales of skiing equipment at the head of the list. No sport has grown as fast as skiing did in the thirties. STUDENT COUNCIL Every nation has a government that it deserves. A house divided against itself can not stand. What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves. The state!- it is I! —The S.C. Constitution?? Jottom Row Left to Right M. Cartwright, B. Ehrig, J. Dollar. G. Gardner Middle Row-L. Hook, H. Lance, C. Ruth, R. Fultoi Top Row-B. Pfromn, W. Tillinghast, G. Cuccuini, M. Saunders Missing Pete Stewart, Joe Sillitti I DRAMATIC CLUB NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Achievement-the death of endeavor and the birth of disgust??? The splendid achievements of the intellect, like the soul, are everlasting. Immortality is not a gift, immortality is an achievement: and only those who strive mightly shall possess it. Let us, then, be up and doing with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing learn to labor and to wait. 1st Row Left to Right-A. Tobia, R. Bohner, R. Fulton, J. Zelazny, R. Helder, Dr. W. Zell Standing-P. Stewart Missing joe Sillitti ottoni Row Left to Right-B- Ehrig. G ' Gardner, I. Dollar iddle Row-C. Riley, M. Anthony, G.Cuccuini, DU Goldoerg, J. D ' Amic Top Row-A. Smith, R. Andrews, S. Swift. A- Tobia, R. Andrews STUFFED QUAHOGS 12 large hard-shell clams, 4 to 5 inches in diameter shucked, with the deeper hall of each shell reserved. 2 table,.,spoons butter ' 1 cup finely chopped onions 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic j ' 4 cups soft bread crumbs .?. tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 4 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme ' ' teaspoon salt freshly ground black papper —one of the nightly delicacies at Canon’s “Deli”. Student Center CORINTHIAN STAFF 0 memoiy, thou bitter sweet—both a joy and a scourge. Tb live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die. If 1 do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth. Top to Bottom-M. Dailey, G. Gardner, T. Foras, P. Stewart, B Ehrig Missing loe Sillitti Directoi Mr. John Baji, Bandmaster joe Sillitti, First Bandmaster- Pete Stewart, Second Bandmaster- John Zelazny Third Bandmaster- Andrew Sivak The man that hatii no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasonous strategems, and spoils. BAND A song will out live aU sermons in the memory. Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of wcman. CONCERT First ROW Left to Right-R. smuzinsky, R. Schmeltzer, C. Ruth Second Row-Mr. J. Devlin, M. Dailey, R. Helder, E. Bohner, C. Bassey Mi«sing Co-Ed.,Joe Sillitti, Pete Stewart,-Printing-Cary Gardner, Brian Ehrig The newspapers! sir, they are the most villainous, licentious, abomination, infernal—not that I ever read them—no, I make it a rule never to look at a paper. What some invent, the rest enlarge. Get your facts first and then you can distort’em as much as you please. THE WRITING ON THE WALL vocational education Left to Right- D. Stigliano, S. Swift, M. Cartwright, J. Glusco, H. Dudley, R. Strohl Mr. James Sypherd The crowning fortune of a man is to be bom to some pursuit which finds employment and happiness whether it be to make bas¬ kets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs. Mr. Rocco P. Serluco MACHINE SHOP WOOD SHOP 1st Row Left to Righ Mr. W. Moore, G. Aron, C. Insinger, E. Beverley, C. Walton, R. Preston, R. Andrews, T. Hicks, N. Williams, M. Dailey, R. Andrews Call on a business man at business times only, and on business, transact your business and go about your business, in order to finish his business. A man’s success in business today turns upon his power to get¬ ting people to believe he has something they want The business of America is business. -Typing exercise 42 sports Soccer’s populmly thmughout the world is unmatched by any other snort r, • , a lions of men and boys in BrazU and Russia, Mexico and Israel Sweden L Ma ” Italy, and a hundred other counh-ies from Albania to Zambia Yet there has always been this strange puzzle: just why has the United States resisted the call of soccer? The game was, alter all, one of the first to be played here The famous 1 0 between Wnp and Rutgers-which is claim«l to be the start of inter;ollegiatelfootbltr rn fact clearly a soccer game. The teles were based on those drawn up in 1863 by the IZ’ football association- and in England the word ‘footbaU” means soccer! The origins of soccer have been variously traced back to ancient Greece and Rome or Egypt or China. No one reaUy knows where it all started-recreaction involving kicking and chasing a round object seems always to have been a part of man’s life. But it is that 1863 date that is held to mark the birth of the modem game. When the London football Association published its rules, it gave soccer its offical title: Association Football. The woid soccer is believed to be derived from Association, first shortened to Assoc., then, coirupted to soccer. And today in the words of one enthusiast, “The sun never sets on soccer.” Sept. 18 St. Joseph’s Prep.H 3:30 Sept. 20 Frankford H.S.A 3:15 Sept. 21 Penn-Jersey Soccer Jamboree. at Solebury School.10:30 A.M. Sept. 24 Conestoga H.S.A 3:30 Sept. 27 Valley Forge Military Academy... H 3:30 Sept. 30 Harriton H.S.H 3:30 Oct. 8 Christopher Dock.A 3:45 Oct. 10 Swarthmore College J.V.A 3:30 Oct. 16 West Catholic. A 3:30 Oct. 18 Valley Forge Military Academy ...A 330 Oct. 22 Penn Charter.A 3:30 Oct. 25 Friends Central.H 3 ' i5 Oct. 31 Moorestown Friends.H 330 Nov. 5 Friends Select. A 3 DO Nov. 7 Perkiomen School.H 330 Nov. 12 Germantown Friends.H 3J5 Nov. 14 George School.H 3:30 Coach:Mr. James Fallon 1st Row Left to Right ' B. Dalantinow, C. Zaengle, C. Walton, C. Insinger, R. Beyerle, J. Hansen, Mr, Fallon 2nd Row ' B. Ehrig, j. sillitti, G. Aron, M. Cartwright, G. Saunders 3rd Row-R. Andrews, R. Preston, J. Glusco, J. McGurk, R. Andrews, T. Jones cross country For years cross-country and track and field events have been misunderstood by all sports fans. They know that track and field events are considered spring sports and cross-country, a winter sport, but the diffeiences, though obvious, have confused. The history of long distance running (cross-country) in the United States is not particularly noteworthy since foot racing, like professional wrestling today, was not a reputable sport. Before the Civil War when foot racing was in vogue, many races were discovered to be fixed. As a result the sport practically died out The late nineteenth century was the era of professional sports or¬ ganizations (such as the American Hockey Association and the National Baseball League); yet there was no professional organization for cross-country. Sept. 19 Mitchell School.A 3:30 Sept. 25 Valley Forge Military Academy ... A 3:15 Oct. 1 Penn Charter.H 3:30 Oct. 3 Church Farm School .A 3:15 Oct. 9 Harriton H.S.A 3:30 Oct. 15 Germantown Stevens.H 3:30 Oct. 18 BrynAthyn.A 4:00 Oct. 22 Valley Forge Military Academy ... H 3 ' 30 Oct. 24 Penna. School for the Deaf.A 3:30 Oct. 30 Akiba Academy.H 3:30 Nov. 2 George School Inv.3:30 Nov. 7 George School.A 3:15 Nov. 15 Penn-Jersey Championship Meet. at Hun School. 3:00 Coach: Mr. Richard Powers 1st Row Left to Right ' K. Small, T- Markley B. Coffee 2nd Row-R. Fulton, (. Goldberg, R. Helder Top-Mr. R. Powers How old wrestling is nobody knows. It probably began with the prehistoric man. However, wrestr ling as a sport is said to have been popular among the Sumerians some five thousand year s ago. Later the ancient Greek and Romanss were devotees of the sport and glorified the muscular young man who took part in the activity. Wrestling continued as a favorite sport through the ages. In medieval Europe it was widely pop¬ ular and many international tournaments were held. In the United States wrestling has taken two directoins. College wrestling is a true representa¬ tive of the grappling art. Professional wrestling, however, has suffered from an overdose of show¬ manship and has become such a phony activity that it cannot legally call itself a sport but must be billed as an exhibition. College wrestling has been kept pure by the AAU and remains a sport in which much skill and stamina are required. T llrs. rec. 5 Jenkintown (scrimmage) .A 3:15 V rGStllDQ Tues. Oec. 1 0 Perkiotren School.A 4:00 Thurs. Tec. 12 Germantown Friends.H 3:30 Sat. Dec. 14 Penn-Jersey Take-Down Tournament at Perkiomen School.... 1:00 Tues. Dec. 17 Pa. School For The Deaf.A 3:30 1975 Fri. Jan. 10 Quadrangular Meet Mitchell School, Tower Kill Academy of the New Church and Girard at Bryn Athyn .3:30 Wed. Jan. 15 Church Farm School .A 3:15 Fri. Jan. 17 Leiaware Co. Christian Acad ....H 3:30 Wed. Han. 22 Phelps School .A 3:30 Wed. Jan. 29 Moorestown Friends.H 3:30 Fri. Jan. 31 Friends Select.H 3:15 Tues. Feb. 4 George School .A 3:30 Fri. Feb. 7 Valley Forge Military Academy ... A 3:15 Tues. Feb. 1 Episcopal Academy .H 3:30 Tues. Fgb. 18 Chestnut Hill Academy.H 3:15 Sat. Feb. 22 Penn-J ersey Championship Tournament at Bryn Athyn .9:00 A.M. Tues. Feb. 25 Friends Central .A 3:15 Sat. Mar. 1 Girard College Invitational Wresfli, Tournament.9:00 A.M. Coach: Mr. Richard Powers It’s impossible to say how many millions of people in the United States eind other countries enjoy the sport of swimming. Most people £njoy the water, and it’s difficult to believe today that iince in man’s history water was a natural enemy. There was, of course, a great amount of swimming going on long before -t was thought of as a ®Port. Credit for turning this survival art into a sport goes to the British. The first competitive swimming of which there is any record occured in 1837 in London. This first swimming meet was sponsored by a group calling themselves the National Swimming Society of England. In those days the only swimming stroke known to the English was the breast stroke. In 1844 when a group of North American Indians were invited to participate in a swimming meet in London, the English learned something new. To them it looked as if the Indians thrashed the water violent¬ ly with both arms and legs. The Indians were using a stroke that later became known as the crawl. In 1878 Frederic Cavill, an Englishman living in Australia, visited the South Sea Islands. He . noticed the natives using the double overhand, but also noticed the kicking motion they made with their feet. He brought the stroke back to Australia and began teaching it. The stroke became known as the Australian Crawl. In 1912 there were four swimming styles recognized at the Olympics: free style, back stroke, butterfly breast stroke, and orthodox breast stroke .The U. Si. swimmers were recognized for con¬ tributing diving to the sport. swimming Wed. Hec. 4 George School .H 3:30 Thurs. Dec. 12 Harriton High School.A 3:30 Tues. Dec. 17 Archbishop Wood (scrirrirage) H 3:30 1975 Fri. Jan. 10 Valley Forge Military Academy ..H 3:15 Wed. Jan. 15 Perkiomen School . A 3:30 Wed. Jan. 22 George School.A 3:30 Mon. Jan. 27 St. James.H3:30 Wed. Jan. 29 Camden Co. Vo-Tech.H3:30 Tues. Feb. 4 Valley Forge Mil. Academy.A 3:15 Thurs. Feb. 6 West Catholic.H 3 J0 Wed. Feb. 12 Perkiomen School.H 3:30 Tues. Feb. 18 St. Joseph Prep.A 3:30 Fri. Feb. 21 West Tovw School.H 330 Sat. Mar. 1 Penn - Jersey Championship at Pennington School Left to Right-1. Killeen, T. Sims, G. Saunders, J. Czbas, M. Callahan basketball Mr. James Naismith is the inventor of the only sport purely American in origin. Basketball is one of the few sports that is not the result of a long evolutionary process. It was the brain child of one man, who was, incidentally, bom in Canada. He taught physical education at the Y.M.C.A.. Training College in Springfield, Mass. At the end of the football season in 1891, Dr. Nai¬ smith put his mind to work devising an indoor recreation which would appeal to the football play¬ ers, who were reluctant to face a winter of calisthenics and gymnastics. Some kind of team game would be the thing. A soccer ball sowld do as a starter, and the goal should be out of reach so that men playing in scanty gym suits on hard floors wouldn’t get hurt in mix-ups at the mouth of the goal. Skill, rather than force, would be stressed, he reasoned. After some experimenting. Dr. Nai¬ smith had a couple of old plach baskets fastened to the railing ot the gym balcony and directed the boys to shoot at them with the soccer ball. At first teams consisted of nine men, then seven and finally five. Wed. Dec. 4 George 5 Jiool.H 4:15 Sat. Dec. 7 Penn-Jersey Baskeibaii Jamboree at Pennington.3:00 Tues. Dec. 10 Pa. School For The Deaf.H 3:00 Fri. Pec. 13 Mitchell School.A 3:30 Mon. Dec. 16 Moorestown Friends.H 3:15 Wed. Dec. 18 Germantown Kiwanis.F.venings Thurs. Dec. 19 Christmas Tournament. Evenings at Pa. School For The Deaf 1975 Thirs. jan. 9 Phelps School ..H 4:15 Wed. Jan. 15 Perkiomen School.A 3:30 Fri. Jan. 17 Friends Select.A 3:30 Tues. Jan. 21 Valley Forge Military Academy.. .H 3:15 Fri. Jan. 24 Gennantown-Stevens.H 3:30 Tues. Jan. 28 Abington Friends.A 4:30 Thurs. Jan. 30 Akiba Academy..H 3:30 Tues. Feb. 4 Valley Forge Military Academy ... A 3:15 Fri. Feb. 7 Tower Hill .H 3:45 Tues. Feb. 11 Moorestown Friends .A 3:30 Hed. Feb. 19 Abington Friends.H 4:45 Mon. Feb. 24 Cedar Grove Acaderry. H 3:30 l fed. Feb. 26 Faculty .H 3:30 1st ROW Left to Right ' C. Walton, C. insinger 2nd Row-R. Holder, L. Hook, R. Fulton ba?5rball Around the end of the 18th centuiy, school boys along the Eastern coast began bat-and-ball games of various styles, according to the number of players involved. One of the earliest of these games, one-old-cat was simplicity itself. Only one base and three players were required: pitcher, catcher, and batter. With more players, the game needed more bases and it became two-old-cat and so on. When there were enough players to form sides, it was called rounders, town ball, goal ball, or base ball, depending upon where it was played. Whetever the name of the game, the garner had one thing m common: the batter hit the ball and ran for the base, or goal, while the fielders tried to put him out by catching the ball on the fly or by fielding it and touching him with it before he got to the base. On June 19, 1846 the first match game of baseball was played at Elysian Fields between the Knickerbockers and the New Yorks. It is generally conceded that until this time the game was not seriously regarded. In 1975 baseball could be considered the national soprt. VARSITY baseball Thurs. April 3 St. Joseph’s Prep.H 3:30 Wed. April 9 The Hun School. A 3:15 Fri. April 11 Episcopal Academy.A 3:30 Tues. lApril 15 Pa. School for the Deaf ... H 3:00 Fri. April 18 Penningian School.H 3:45 Wed. April 23 Friends Central.A 3:15 Fri. April 25 Academy of the New Church H 3:15 Fri. lVla ' 2 Perkiomen School.A 3:30 Wvd. May 7 Mitchell School. H 3:15 Thurs. May 15 Harriton H.S.H 3:30 Sat. May 17 Valley Forge Military Acad. H 2:00 Tues. May 20 Germantown Friends.H 3:15 Thurs.May 22 George School.A 3:15 Penn-Jersey Conference Games Coach: Mr. Brian Seeber 2nd Row-A. Sivak, R. Andrews, C. Aron, R. Heiaer, b. uaianiino, swm B. Ehrig, R. Andrews, Mr. B. Seeber t tennis In 1873, at a Christmas party in Wales, Major Walter C. Wingfields introduced a game which he called “Sphairistike or Lawn Tennis.” With him he had a set of rules and the implements of play. The Major’s game, an outdoor adaptation of the ancient game of court tennis, was played on an hour glass shaped court, with a box in the center of one court for the service area. Outdoor tennis had been played in England before the Major had introduced the game and his rule book. Neverthe¬ less, he took out a patent on Sphairistike, claiming he was the inventor of the game. Whether he was or not, the awkward Greek mane, meaning “play ball” w s soon dropped, and the game of¬ ficially became lawn tennis when the Marylebone Cricket Club issued its rules in 1875. This was the real beginning of lawn tennis, which today is the most popular court game ever devised. Thurs. April 1 Roxborough H.S. (scrimmage)H 3:30 Tues. April 15 Vallijy Forge Military Acad. A 3:15 Thurs. April 17 Germantown Academy . ... .H 3:15 Tues. April 22 Moorestown Friends.. .... A 3:30 Fri. April 25 Church Farm School . . ... .A 3:15 Tues. April 29 Del. Co. Christian Academy. H 3:15 Thurs. May 1 Solebury School. ....H 3:15 Sat. May 3 Penn-Jersey Championships at Friends Central... . 10:00 A.M. Tues. May 6 Church Farm School .. ... .H 3:15 Fri. May 9 Germantovvn Friends.. ... .H 3:15 Wed. May 14 Valley Forge Military Acad. H 3:15 Sat. May 17 Girard College Invitational Doubles Tournament. , .10:00 A.M. Wed. May 21 Friends Central. ... .H 3:15 Coach: Mr. Charles Quirk llWi! track Track and field games in the late nineteenth century were crude affairs by today’s standards. The hurdles streched all the way across the track, and when a man knocked one down it was down for all. Runners used the standing start even after C. H. Sherrill, a Yale sprinter of the late 80’s, introduced the crouching start and ran away from everybody. The New York Athletic Club was the pioneer in amateur track and field in this country. In 1871, three years after the N.. Y. A. C. was founded, the club built the first cinder track in AMERICA and invited track athletes from all over to compete at its annual games. The spcat sp-ead to the colleges, and in 1874 the first intercol¬ legiate track meet was held at Saratoga in conjunction with the regatta. Tues. April 8 Del. Co. Christian Acad... .H 3:15 Thurs. April 10 Germantown-Stevens Acad.. A 3:30 Tues. April 15 Pa. School for the Deaf ... H 3:30 Fri. April 18 Germantown Friends.H 3:15 Wed. April 23 George School Perkiomen at George School.3:15 Fri. April 25 ' Church Farm Schoo l.A 3:15 Tues. April 29 P.S.D. Germantown-Stevens at Girard.3:15 Thurs. May 1 Moorestown Friends.A 3:3Q Mon. May 5 Harriton H.S.A 3:30 Fri. May 9 Penniigton Mitchell School at Mitchell School.3:30 Sat. May 10 Church Farm School Invitational Meet.1:00 P.M. Sat. May 17 Penn-Jersey Championships at Friends Central.10:00 A.M. Thurs. May 22 Moorestown Friends.K 3:30 Coach: Mr. David McKay Ass ' t Coach: Mr. Michael Callahan remember when? Arntrak America ' s first nationvt

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