Girls High School of Brooklyn - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Brooklyn, NY)

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THE AMERICAN SCENE 1953 X Q N XX 4 , onus HIGH scnool snoounm, N. Y. Mrs. Hortense H. levisohn E Principal STAFF PAGE Ar! Stay D I y A derson, Josephine Bassoli J I I CI k El I eCIeavest, Doelta D M I Glbb VI gi la Ivy KIrstI Jaska, G cl ly Ma A th , Bernice R tledge, Angelin S t Helen SI mons, Dalsy Spooner, Gloria S Ith Gertrude Stovall, Lorraine Walker, A tt White, Carolyn Williams, Dora Wllllams. Art Adviser-M s. Puhakka literary Stay ne 3 Sen or I or- an ce an 953 Senior ditor- aybell S p I H-y Jy:9s I:dtAlAIN: F-L J Lit yAdI Ml M I Kusiness Stay? mm, llrlaryi nemxifqy Nmfallscri ' Q 5 I Q19 5 in "3-"'---'T"'iQQ, JQMTQQQ 4' W' , W Table Of Contents PRINCIPAL'S LETTER ..... 4 WAYS OF A MARINER .... . . . 6 TOWARD THESE SHORES. . . . . . 7 SPIRIT OF ABE ........,. . . . B IMAGINARY MEETING .... B THANK BELL ......... 9 PET TALK .............. 9 LET FREEDOM RING ........ . . . 10 DEMOCRACY OF SPORTS .... . . .11 LAND O' LIGHTS ........ .. .12 , OUR SUBWAYS ......... . . .13 AMERICA's ORATION .... . . .14 MOTHER AMERICA ..... . . .15 ,Q CLASS Pl-IOJOQ. L. .S . . .146 A I CLUB PHOTOS ..... . . .17 CELEBRITY PAGE .... . . .18 FOUR SEASONS. .q .................... . . .20 SENIOR MONTAGE ...,................... . . .21 Q' JANUARY CLASS OFFICERS AND TEACHERS .... . . .22 f' U JANUARY GRADUATES ......... .......... . . .24 h 1 GRADUATION PRAYER .................. . . .31 JUNE CLASS OFFICERS AND TEACHERS. . . . . ,32 JUNE GRADUATES .................. . . .34 . AMERICAN BOOKS ................ . . .49 THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR .... . . .50 OUR ADVERTISERS ............ . . .51 K L ig! I I I U 0 1 . 0-Im-,H 1 Itlllllllh km 1 5 I ' OUR PRINCI Brotherhood Week, 1953 Dear girls of the classes of 1953, , You leave us during a year which, even in these early days of Febru- ary when l write this note to you to meet the printer's deadline, gives promise of being a fateful one for us all. Already 1953 has become im- portant as the year of the inauguration of President Eisenhower, as the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of New York City, and as the seventy-fifth anniversary of the birth of Girls High School. Now, during Brotherhood Week, 1953, we ioin with all the other schools in our city in the new homeroom ritual of pledging allegiance to our flag and singing the fourth stanza of America. Once you have departed from our halls, you will not have such fre- quent occasionsio pgarticipate ingpatriotic recitcgiongancl song. We hope, howgfeqthg you will not need daily reminders of your duties as citizens of our country and as believers in the divine power guarding us all. We trust that for the rest of your lives you will demonstrate by your actions that you are conscientious citizens of America and ardent followers of the abiding values. A survey of the American Scene which you have selected as the theme of your yearbook should convince you more and more as the years pass how our country through frequent trials and renewed efforts has struggled inlationalifloriginslcan, rssi wt-f'dv,l Qf - :Girls stcr t t ,-,c- 95 GLY? 59 r l out school, we ,gkgt ZV, ,i,: 1 V-,, 1 g'., 1 , sssls t rrci -is tsrsi -z'-sz' hlsrztlr 'h-s'cv, rstrsl ' svdlihs,f21'fssf'0f1G'et,,1re9f4'd of all l l Yours with all good wishes, Hortense H. Levisohn WAYS OF A MARINER Marguerite crocheted the last loops of her blue blouse. Afterwards she walked to the little dressmaker shop in La Rue Caillou and selected the tiny pearls and sequins which she would sew on it. lt was to be her first gala with Bill, and she knew this evening was to be something special in her life. The house was quiet except for the sudden squeals of delight coming from her younger soeur and frere, little Louise and Michel. Soon Marguerite was at the door greeting Bill. He looked taller and even more handsome in his Navy uniform and she felt so very fortunate to have a friend like Bill. "I feel rather different tonight," she said. He smiled-that guileless smile that would flutter many a girl's heart. Monsieur Luchon looked up from his iournal at the young sailor with whom he had become well acquainted. He no longer thought it necessary to make "small talk" with Bill. Bill broke the silence suggesting that they take une promenade in the evening air. Bill and Marguerite started walking slowly hand in 'hand under the poplar trees of the Left Bank of the Seine. "There's something about Paris," Bill said. "lt's such a lovely place to take a walk." Here and there a star winked. Some thousand miles away on a brisk corner of Central Park West a letter was dropped into a mailbox. The letter was to William Tyler, cfo U.S. Navy, Paris, France. Only the faint echoes of La Vie En Rose could be heard rippling across the water from a sidewalk cafe of the Right Bank where people danced and sipped old rich wines every night. The moon had risen, and glistened across the Seine. Every now and then the moonlight got caught in the facets of Marguerite's little diamond and gave off a brilliant sparkle. About a half hour had passed since Bill had slipped it on her slim finger. They started walking home. "l'm afraid Papa may say we should wait a little longer," Marguerite said. Occasionally an old lady or a tired old fisherman laden with his catch would pass by, staring at Marguerite and Bill. Marguerite and Bill laughed gaily as they continued along the broad quay. Across a low-lying old stone bridge a flower girl was begging the promenaders to buy her flowers. Bill went across and brought back two boutonnieres of violets. He put one in Marguerite's blonde hair and told her that he would give the other to her mother. The signals sounded in the harbor, and Marguerite felt a wave of fear go through her. She realized that in a few hours she and Bill would be separated by the vastness of an ocean. Maman et Papa seemed unaccountably calm at breakfast, and when Bill called, Madame Luchon coaxed him to partake of a second cup of cafe'au lait and some crisp buttery croissants. The anchor was raised and Marguerite stood immobile still on the pier.- The great U.S. ship was soon lost in the mist. The fog horns blew mournfully. ll' Ill ll! if ll! The winds were strong and blustery and the American sailors on the top deck were busy with the tasks essential to a safe landing. Bill stopped a moment and there was the Statue of Liberty saluting and the Empire State Building among her tall friends, all in proud erectness. The ship was steady and well-anchored now. He looked down among the crowds of people waiting on the pier-mothers, fathers, sisters, and sweet- hearts-all hurried out of their beds to meet some beloved person-each wearing an anxious expression and seeking with concern. Suddenly a voice called, "Bill, Bill-over here . . . Welcome home!" So she hadn't forgotten him! How long had it been since her letters had stopped coming? But he never could forget her voice . . . Maria's enchanting black hair was caught in the high harbor breeze, and she kept on calling to him until their eyes met. Bill smiled and waved, and climbed down the side of the ship to greet her. JANICE NANTON, 7 S+aYlH c,'f+fl.g TOWARD THESE SHORES As l think back about two or three years ago, in my mind appears a medium-sized former American warship, the Gen. Taylor, rededicated to the good service of bringing European refugees toward these shores. It is the eleventh day of the iourney, and a curious thirteen-year-old girl is awaiting the arrival. She wanted to stay up on deck through the night, for she feared she would miss something very great, if she were not on hand to glimpse the first view of this strange, unknown land. But she was sent down to the cabin by her parents. Now she is lying still, with open eyes and ears, listening to the even rocking of the ship. "What is America like?" The question seems not only to rest on her mind, but to occupy the whole stateroom. She must discover the answer. Quietly she dresses and steals out of the cabin. She runs up the steep narrow iron stairs, opens the door to the deck, and-stops . . . She cannot move, for there it is: ln the grey darkness she sees a huge fortress with silhouetted towers and terraces. The magic illusion is clarified by thousands of lights which become visible as the ship approaches the harbor and the fort or castle of her imagination dissolves into the peaceful skyscrapers of the metropolis, which is New York. "Well, how do you like our city?" inquires a white-clad ship's cook as he gives me a broad smile. Then, noticing the astonished look on my face, he thinks l do not understand English, smiles once more, and goes below. ALLA MAIKOWSKY, 8 .Sjoirif 0 .Abe He was a tall, lean, lanlgf gigi- Children would gather as he passed by, Friends would shout greetings, in their hearts a song, Such was the feeling when Abe came along. Shoulders erect, head up high, Lips parted in smile, qes blue as the sky,- A nod if the heaag a greeting motion with arm- With Abe as our leader, there could come no harm. What would I do I lived in his day? As he passed me Qi, what would I say? U I smiled at him, what would he do? Ah! but fy' course, he'd smile back too! JOANNE NELSON, 5 mccginarg Weefing johnny Appleseed was a nice old chap.' Ibu never saw him without his pot fir a cap! johnny traveled the U.S. far and wide With a coonskin bag tucked in at his side. His wagon was junk-heaped yet neat in a way, He worked all day without any pay, One brzght sunshiny day in December, He met a man he couldn't remember: 'fj0hn, may I borrow your axe pr a while?" He said it grujly, yet with a smileg 'Mx name is Paul Bunyang I cut down trees! johnny stared at him, then ill to his knees. JJ 'fWhat did you say? You cut down trees? That's as bad as dgiing the seas! U "What do you mean?" said Paul with a fowng "I cut down trees to build up towns." johnny turned quiekbz, with his axe walked away, He mumbled and grumbled about it all day: "What does he mean? He cuts down trees,' Afer I plant them all day on my knees, This giant mzghtjust as well tell me to cease "The trees I plant and love so much, He comes right Mer to cut in a rush! Trees are so lovebg they live without Fan' Their jragrance so sweet makes balmy the air! " CURTIS COACHMAN, 5 I 'X ,M ,. f .sg ,I .I ir" THANK BELL Sue has iust rushed in from school. Her books she throws casually on the bed. Where is everybody? she wonders as she heads for the refrigerator. Ah, this ham really looks good! And it tastes better even than it did last night. Oh, a fresh cake! Mom sure is an angel. Now, let me see . . . Do I have everything? Where's the box of chocolates Bob brought me? Here it is . . . She heads for that heavenly invention of Mr. Bell. A few circles of the finger, a moment of ringing and her best pal is on the telephone, prepared for their daily rite of communication. The two converse for two hours to catch up on the minutes lost yesterday, when Sue's father insisted she hang up. Intermission brings another raid on the refrigerator . . . Why, surely there was a chicken leg! She had probably eaten it first of all . . . Well, l'll make the best of the left-over salad and the sandwich meat . . . But how about some more candy? Some is found in Sis's drawer of the desk . . . She also discovers Betty's new secret-and how handsome he is! lt's a new line of conversation as well, so back to the telephone. Two and a half hours later Sue is busily saying good-bye because her father is opening the front door. He asks how everything was at school. Everything was fine. He asks what she's been doing all afternoon. She says, "Nothing much. I was think- ing what ci wonderful invention the telephone is." "What do you mean?" asks her father. "Mary Ann and I can't say two words without quarreling when we're together, but over the 'phone we talk for hours without a disagreement." Father smiles. "Certainly the telephone is a wonderful invention, but the pay en- velope is better. With it I can pay those wonderful telephone bilIs." BERNICE CARTER, 5 PET TALK I am ten years old. I have lived with my masters all that time. My name is Boo-Boo. It may sound silly to you, but I like it. My fur is black and grey. I am respected in the household for my ability to catch mice. At night when everything's quiet I'm in the kitchen prowling around. Just the other night I stepped into the cabinet where the pots and pans are kept, and got shut up there until one of the masters heard my mews. I love to prowl for food too. lt's not that I don't get enough to eat, but the scent of fish frying tempts me even to cross the yard. So Friday is Sunday to me: I get all the fish-heads. The only time my masters annoy me is when they shoo me off the chair or desk or wherever I'm taking a snooze. My only playmate is Shep the dog: I like to tease the old slow-poke. He thinks I'm a spoiled cat. What do you think? GERALDINE MORGAN, 5 Q5 fail 5 , I S f- ml lET FREEDOM RING "Oh, how I detest History," was my lament on my way home from teacher expect me to remember all it says about the election of a presi- chool. "To think that I have to study the Constitution! How does the Quin, 355-YR -rf' I 0 dent in the constitution? Who cares, anyway? So a new president is elected, so he is!" Then as I stumbled through the door and into the hall I thought, "Oh, well, there's no use complaining." The warmth of the house was comforting on this cold January day, and I soon became reconciled to doing my homework. I went into my room and sat on the couch. "I'd just as well make my- self comfortable, because I always fall asleep over this boring history." "Let's see now, page 826, article two, section one. Oh! for goodness sake, I'm so sleepy. lYawn.l 'The executive power vested in the President of the United States shall hold office, during term of four years together with Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected as follows.' IYawnl. l'll iust take notes, I guess. 'Electors meet in states, vote, person getting greatest number of electoral votes is president. President is com- mander in chief of army and navy and militia of United States, President can make treaties'. . .......... zzzzzz." ik ll! PI! ili III "I don't know what I'm doing here, but I'm here. Why, hello little girl, what's your name?" The child looked at me as if I were crazy, and shouted at me: "Long live Stephanus!" "Wow! Where am I?" I yelled back at her. She only looked at me dis- gustedly and walked away. "Here comes a woman, maybe she'll act sensible," I said to myself. As she approached I ran in front of her, blocking her path and grinned at her, saying, "How are you, madam, where am I? My name is Adele, and yours? Glad to meet you." She too gazed at my physiognomy as if she expected to be struck dead by it, but she told me her name was Vilia and that I was in Panslavia. Afraid of her walking off and leaving me stranded in this strange place, I babbled on. "What's that button you've got on your coat? Is this your election season? Not so long ago we had elections over in the United States. Boy! was it exciting! I'm c Democrat, what are you?" "Me?" she said fearfully. "I have applied for membership in the Party-. There's only one party here . . . Please," she pleaded, "don't let anyone know what you've just told me, or you'll be arrested . . . " She looked around like a frightened child, and then whispered, "Quick, come with me, that guard over there will suspect me if he sees us together, and I don't want to goto iail." She took my hand and started to run . . . I stumbled along clumsily behind, for I was terribly confused. The guard shouted "Halt!" and raced in pursuit . . . I was frightened almost to death-. He was at my heels! "Oh!" I gasped as he grabbed at the back of my neck. . . . .At that moment I awoke, to find that I had lost my place. Gazing up at me was the title page of my history book: "Let Freedom Ring"! ADELE CARRINGTON, 8 DEMDCRACY OF SPORT Here in America we're very fortunate, we have a sport that's known as baseball. I can root for any team I want, be the team in first or last place. Though I'm not on the field, as a rooter I have an active part in helping my team win. A crowd of cheering people can give a team all the help in the world, with of course their knowledge of base- ball. To have crowds of people all around me, not separated or segregated, is truly American. To meet and shake hands with the players is truly thrilling. Then when I leave the ball park, I hear people saying what a great game it was, even if their team lost. I think that that certainly proves baseball is a sporting event. Maybe I'Il buy another hot dog on the way out. And l'II give one last boo. to the other team. At the park it's always crowded, but I won't mincl if the lady ahead of me steps on my foot, or even if her small daughter pushes me while taking her hand. If I'm lucky, I can pat my cousin on the back and say, "Better luck next time," with a big wide grin on my face. But then, maybe my team won't win, and as usual l'II vow never to come to the ball park again,-in fact, I'II go so far as to threaten never to listen to the game on the radio. But on Satur- day, where clo you think I am? You guessed right: -having the time of my life at the ball-park, hooting and hollering louder than ever. an glyfil .I , Q 2, K I 'll " 1' I 4' 4 'iff-Q . , la -I ' -3 1' . ' 9 ' .qg s . f I .f 'J' A- Qlniss. -. GWENDOLYN MCARTHUR, 5 1 0 t ,252 I -9- - A X? 'QZTC-7 ' if if-'ml X QAM U22 I Q f II 4'W4'i! klilffwixf W .gfliq g is 2 . 2 W1 vera., C- X, 1 'X o . I 2 . I g,.!s..J LAND o' LIGHTS 212' -z 'L WW ls T "Where can we go so that each one of us can be entertained?" asked the President of the Club-Around-the-Corner. They all thought silently fora moment and then one of the younger members exclaimed: "Let's go to Coney Island, where there's excitement, laughter, - even stomach-aches! You'll find everything: roller coasters, freak shows, - besides sea-bathing, of course." "You've convinced us," replied the President, laughingly. "Let's go!" So off they went, with a million other Americans of assorted ages, all hoping it wouldn't rain, expecting to get pushed around, and hoping to reach home eventually, sate and sound. First of all, the Club-Around-the- Corner listened to the sound of the water as it crashed against the shore when the waves rolled in. Then they ioined the laughing voices of children playing in the golden sand. Dressed once again for promenading, they strolled up the boardwalk, stopping at the shooting gallery to test their aim, bumping into each other in electric scooters, and trying out their strength with mallet and bell. They enjoyed each barker's spiel before deciding on the shows to see, and re- hearsed the fun on the train homeward bound: They had eaten hot-dogs, cotton-candy, watermelon slices, corn-on-the-cob, hamburgers, french fries, pizza and knishes, washed down with root beer, assorted sodas, and soft drinks, yet so far not a single stomach-ache had developed! NANCY MCKNIGHT, 5 4 QL p Q 49533 i D S NY X QS I llunll x 2!J' J 43 uf Q - if "1-' l N fb 'o..:: a ' , . . - Sf 'zz' Q 1 mltlli .':.:f..f 'uf N Keep Subw Clean DSJJ I J .. CQJ :V o O K ' ua W Nl eg: sf, cp 1 li OUR SUBWAYS "Hey! Get off my foot!" "This man keeps hitting me with his newspaper!" These cries may be heard on our wonderful New York trains during that typically American rush hour, the most hectic of the day, when almost anything can happen. One lovely June day, Mary Jane and her father were headed for the subway, Mr. Avery hoping, in vain, to make it before the crowded hour. Mary Jane took the opportunity while Daddy was getting change to wan- der away, as was her habit. Then as she found herself pushed along by the mass of humanity she looked around frantically. Seeing her father there ahead of her, she felt once more at ease. Soon the doors closed upon them, and she held on to a door handle at her eye level, between the cars. At the next stop the mob descended upon her again, this time sweeping Mary Jane to the platform. "I don't want to get off!" she shouted, and, as the door closed behind her, she heard Daddy's voice: "Get on the next train, and wait for me at the next station." At first Mary Jane was inclined to feel angry with her father for hold- ing on to his newspaper better than her, then she decided she should have listened to Mommy's warning: "Hold on to your father's hand, he's not used to taking a little girl to the office." Now she concentrated on follow- ing her father's parting directions. At the next station, she stepped out of the train as though from a moving dungeon. There was Daddy with open arms, ready to protect his little daughter from another frightening experience on our New York subways. LYDIA PEDROSA, 5 3 'X ff MQ ws H ' A . . .205 A 13" ,, .'I'Z'2':-a I o r vf off. Q 1 f 0 37,3 , O yeh? 08 902 0'0- ' - I O O Q 105o'0.Q.Qdi a:.:,4,4,o. 'o'o':':"2i L ' AOA!! , . - -fagozvzozx r o ' 0 .1.'.g.gZ' :Q 30 o 3:2 446' - .y 3.-to. : Vel- o Q c was 31.1.3 .394 .'1v:a'4 :Qs fi O4 Q' 1. 5.6 I - LI Q9fXfX I fm Wwtklfxxsmvvfyj-NAfXf W IP' Qi X53 7 X, l .fdmerica A Orafion N ffm Of many parents, I was orphan born, f A clap of thunder woke me in the night, 9' Aurora kissed me earbf in the morn I f' And feshened me with jlow'rs and grasses dight- Long ajqerwarah a ship came from the sea, -60 I cried jpr jcyl -at last I had been jnunal' fl-' KF'-"""Q I was proclaimed the land cy' libergz, f , Kr - ! And men have praised my name the world around. Ego We ?""' g In growing up, I'oe sujered many pains, KA P 7 My heart was almost torn jhom out my breast, jc! F X ci ' My benqfactors died far all my gains, M X y, QV f-M And cradled in my arms thgf gentbf rest. f sm W I V , NV! I am-I was-and I shall always be America, where men learn to befee! MAE BELLE SIMPSON, V Y 69 8 l 3 X1 WZ V jx Q- ! Q ... 5 ,X t 4-4 l 1 , fx N r g X Wofher America America is the mother if the brave and the j?ee,' Her tolerance is much more than our Qfes can see,' Her children are of each imaginable race, And they keep coming home at a steaajz pace. Mother always treats her children alike: She gives evegz child each human right,' On her shoulders,jQ1mib2 problems bear, Never failing to remecyl their care. America? the mother ry' the brave and the fee, Has her protecting arms stretched over the sea, To gather her children home to her breast- America, the home if the loved and blest! BEATRICE PHILLIPS, 8 2-,Qi N Vs CF 'EQ " "' Q! Lj LJ "Ulf IU C: CJ Cl s X,-e "" fa' :sf xt! E 1, Z' WUT? 3 lfcsfflh C'- 'Q ' '-A if VY x " l . OSX ga X sf K W MW N 5, ,ms ik ,f . , -on an 5. N 1 , .-...WV v lm.. -n.- .yawn SR fl'- 'vs Aga R figs 'Q -1' wi? ti. if S91 .. ,Q ,,,.1". 1 i n D4 4 H fl f f , f nwfyixr ,.,. , l.,,....rf' January May Belle Slmps Celestine Baker Ernestine Baker Celestine Baker Elaine Williams Gloria Williams Loretta Young Marina Farmer Virglnia Stinson Alla Malkowsky Celestine Baker Marina Farmer Title Class Actress . Class Artist Class Athlete . Class Dancer . Class Musieia . Class Singer . Class Wlt Best Dressed Miss G.H.S. Most Likely to Succeed . Nlost Popular . Nlost Attractlve X lu lf t SENIOR CELEBRITIES June Judith Brabham Virginia Ivey Cathlone Smith Eunice Donaldson Grace Marcella Gloria Humes Nlurlel Johnson Eleanor Sarpa Esther Farrow Susanna Cannon Joyce Harper Mary Garnes A99 W A ffqjgyj N if X , Q Q, N N K on f N sigh lil' QQ' S-JK Q 1.-3 Olfll' e6'l,50I'Lf5 Spring, in her colors clear and true, From the ground is pushing throughg Little dots fy' brightest green, Make it an electric scene! Summer bright with blue and red Flowers ovenclow their bed,- Streams do tumble happibf,-f Mother Nature's set them fee! Autumn comes upon the scene Turning things that once were green Into tan and yellow and brown, And cigzjblk return to town. Winter tones are white and gray: People skating on a winter day, Little children go to school To learn ly heart the Golden Rule. Autumn brought the cool school daysg Winter, glittering snow, that stays Until spring sheds its light, And summer burns ly: day and night. As the years go drifting lyf Sometimes with a tear or sigh, As the seasons come and go, Changes, never ending, flow. J-W f 6 l FELICIA ZAROBINSKA, 5 'J A X M... Ax g ,fy M -f few, - ,,,,A-1, . gr 'Jw 20 ,si S s 3 E in i Us ar H, 1- Q 4 ,x ,f Q Q n ,W fi. 1 Lgff!""3E gil if 3 1 W ,. . X. 4? N YQ: In ,A 15.5 A E, 1 ar g' gif ' mi A Q b J- 'W s SPX 13:54 in 'ffli-il, ' Xzv-ff f -.xg -as . W 4 ' 1 eff , -sz? 523 X 'w i iii ,gi 2 X 25545 A 'mr is as , nw I, QQ- 93582 6252331 , f 'ff ' s. K 6 ,H S W , if rv is yfkf 4 .,-f 1 3 YL 1 my KX -'Q' ix 3.-f V E 1 5 ' mu. ' QQ . fs f f' 2 x S ' f '43,-,,m . 3 ' ' 1 X' Mig is I TDK of CX! CLASS OFFICERS JANUARY I953 PELHAM, PHILLIPS, NETTIE BEATRICE President of President of Loyal League Sef1lOr Class ROBERTSON, BARBARA Secretary of Loyal League FORSTER, MARJORIE Secretary of Senior Class MAYNARD, HOPE Treasurer of Senior Class WALKER, JOYCE Vice President of Senior Class President of Senior Arista Head Girl of Arista SIMPSON, MAYBELLE Senior Editor of Blue 8- Gold ARCHEY MARION Telephone Co. Nursing BAKER, BENNETT RNESTINE PEARL Bellevue Hospital Business Nurses Training BOONE, BRITT, BROWN, CARLOS, ILIA MARY BLANCHE DORIS Seumslress Dressmaker Evening C0ll99e Secretory CARRINGTON, CLARK, COLEMAN, CONLEY, ADELE JOYCE BARBARA SHARLENE Brooklyn College vCollege Nursing School Brooklyn College V Marriage Teaching 24 Ai Y-at . f COOPER, COREY, CRAIG, CUMBERBATCH, ELEANOR CATHERINE VIOLA GRACE Nurses Training New York School New York College Hunter College of Mortuary of Music CUTLER, DAWSON, DOUGLAS, DUNN, SHELBA JESSIE JUNE NORMA Brooklyn College Nursing School Brooklyn College Business School Civil Service? Marriage sv D'VACI'lIO, FARMER, FILOSA, FORSTER, ROSE MARIE MARINA TI-IERESA MARJORIE Secretarial Work Business Business Secretarial Work FOSTER, FROST, GALLAWAY, MILDRED BESSIE ANNIE Nurses Training School Delehuniy lnstiiufe Marriage HARRISON, HASSELL, HILL, HOLDER, ELSIE DOROTHY MARION MARIE Teleohone Co. v Typist and File Clerk Central Needle Nurses Training in Telephone Co. Trades H. S. Seamstress HOLMES, HOPSON, - E . IQIOWERTON, HUDSON, CARRIE DIAN ' 1 f " f LQRETTA TI-IOMASINA Nurses Training Brookl n,College f ,fBfJsiness Business School Q K ff U. S. Navy if if"' ' ' .K- , v ' ,X . 26, GOUGH, MYRDENE Business JACKSON, JOHNSON, JONES, JONES, SARAH IRENE CYNTHIA JOYCE Brooklyn College I Morey Wayde Business School Secretary Dance Troop KING, LEE, LITTLE, MAIKOWSKY GLORIA SYLVIA IRMA ALLA Business Drake Business School Civil Service C.C.N.Y. MARTIN, BEATRICE Business MATTHEWS, MAYNARD, NIcMICHAEL, LENA HOPE LORETTA Business School Business Business School C.C.N.Y. Marriage I NIcNAIR, MUSE, NEELY, NIXON, LOUISE JEAN RUTH DOLORES Q Brooklyn College Telephone Co. Registered Nurse Telephone Operator ., ., ,,...,,s .W f PALMER, PAYNE, PELHAM, PHILLIPS, EDNIONIA NORMA NE'l'I'IE BEATRICE Dressmaking Business School C.C.N.Y. Brooklyn College Secretary Teacher PILGRIM, PLEYDLE, REID, ROBERTSON, GLORIA JOAN ROSE BARBARA Business Dental Assistant U. S. Army Air Force Brooklyn College 28 ROBINSON, ROCK, SIMPSON, SMITH, ROSALEE DOLORES MAE BELLE LORETTA L. I. College Hospital St. John's Hospital L, I. College Hospital Brooklyn College Nurses Training Nursing Nurses Training STINSON, STRAUB, VIRGINIA ANITA , Brooklyn College Secretarial Work SUTHERLAND, YVONNE Jewish Hospital School of Nursing SYKES, ALMUS Business School TRI PLETT, BARBARA Business Brooklyn College WALKER, WARD, WATSON, JOYCE LORRAINE CYNTHIA r Brooklyn College Seamstress Registered Nurse Marriage WILLIAMS, MARY Brooklyn College 30 WILLIAMS, wllus, WITHINGTON, PINKY DIANE JOAN Office Work Fashion Insfilute of Brooklyn College Marriage Tech. Designing WRIGHT, WYATI', YOUNG, EVELYN SYLVIA LORETTA Brooklyn College College Bellevue Hospital Teaching Secrelary Nurses Training WATTS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, PAULINE ALMA ELAINE GLORIA Business Business Nurses Training School Business School of Brooklyn College J0okCY. GRADUATION PRAYER lesterday we laughed,' Today we marvel, Wekel we've come To the end cj our travel .... But it's not the end qv our journeyirzg- 'Tis just that our pathway is turning .... Let us look back on past years: The joys, the sorrows, the smiles, the tears, And think: Are we happy to go? 'Tis a long hard road aheaaQ you know, Ana' now there's no one, No teachers to guide us, W2 can onbz pray and ask God will walk beside us, To lead us with an inner light 5 On a road as dark as night,- To help us make this a better nation From this our day Q' graduation. MARIA CARLOS, 8 .W ,,m..Ms , IVEY, JACKSON, BEST, VIRGINIA RUBY YVONNE President of President of Vice President of Loyal League Senior Class Senior Class McLAUGHLIN, OWENS, GRETA ELAINE Secretary of Secretary of Loyal League Senior Class MANNING, ENID Treasurer of Senior Class SARPA, NANTON, ELEANOR JANICE President of Senior Editor of Senior Arista Blue and Gold SMITH, CATHLENE Head Girl of Arisla Co-Editor of Blue and Gold MRS. SPRINGER MISS GLUCK CLASS orrlclsks JUNE 1953 FQ? I ABNEY, ALEXANDER, ALEXIS, ANASTASIA, MARGUERITE LUCY WINIFRED KATHERINE Typisf Nursing School .Secretary Secretary Federal Goverment ANDERSON, ANDERSON, ANDERSON, ARMSTRONG, DAISY MARY, OLLIE NATALIE College Brooklyn College Business School Work ARNOLD, ARRINGTON, AULFORD, AVERY, DOLORES ESTERLEAN FREDDIE MAE HENRIETTA Business School Typist Secretary Business School 34 l BARNWELL, DORIS Business School BASSINO, BERKERY, BERMISS, GERALDINE MONICA RAFAELA Secretary-Steno. Secretarial Work Business School BEST, BEST, BIGGERS, BINYARD, CONSTANCE YVONNE CORA DOROTHY Brooklyn College Inst. of Arts and Sciences Nurses Training Nurses Training lrivate l BRABHAM, JUDITH Secretary Kings County Nursing School BROWN, BRYANT, AUGUSTA ELAINE College Civil Service CARDONE, CLARK, CRIMI, DANIEL, ADELINE HELEN JEAN EUNICE Secretarial Work Civil Service Secrelarial Work Kings County Nursing School D'AMATO, D'AMlC0, DAVILA, DAVIS, MADELEINE ANTOINETTE NAREIDA MILDRED - Private Secretary Typist Secretary Nursing School 36 BURNS, BURROUGHS, BYNOE, CANNON, BARBARA MARY EVELYN SUSANNE Clerk, Cashier Secrefary Business, Secretary C0lle9e Spanish Teacher ' i DEMPSEY, DONALDSON, DREW, EASTMOND, MARGARET EUNICE YVONNE ALICE Business School College City College Secretarial Work Secretarial Work N. Y. Civics Admin. ELBER, EVANS, FARROW, FATE, THELMA DORIS ESTHER FLORETHA Nursing Nursing School Brooklyn College Nursing School N. Y. Foundling Hosp. FISHER, FISHER, Fl.U NORY, FOSTER, DORIS JACQUELINE MAXINE PEARL Business School College Brooklyn College College GARCIA, ROSITA College GARNES, GARY, GASKIN, MARY MARGIE ELAINE Business School Business School Brooklyn College GIBBS, GLOVER, MARLENE .IQYCE Art Career Nursing School GREENE, VIRGINIA Business School 38 GOGGINS, DOLORES Bookkeeper GOGGINS, ROSALEE Brooklyn College Secretarial Studies HAILE, MARY Business School Dental Assistant HALL, HAMILTON, JOYCE LYDIA Brooklyn College B'00klYn C0lle9e HAMMOND, LUVENIA HARPER, HARPER, HARRIS, BERNICE JOYCE JOYCE Nursing School Nursing School Secretarial Work HENDRICKS, HEUSON, HILL, HOLT, MAGDALENE JOAN PAULINE M BARBARA Nurses Training Business School Work Business School HOSTLER, HOWARD, MARLENE LOLETA Ari' School Business Secretarial Work QL HUMES, INGRAM, GLORIA MARCELLE Secretarial Work Telephone Operator ISAAC, IVEY, IVY, JACKSON, EDITH VIRGINIA SARAH RUBY Nursing School Business Registered Nurse Brooklyn College Lab. Technician JACKSON, JENNETTE, JOHNSON, JOHNSON, TERETHA ANNIE BARBARA HELENE College Lab. Technician Secretarial Work Business School JOHNSON, JOHNSON, JOHNSON, JONES, MURIEL SHIRLEY THOMASINA BARBARA Kings County Business School Business School Steno., Fed. Govt. Nursing School Hunter College 40 JONES, JONES, JORDAN, JOSEPH, FRANCIS LORRAINE JOANNA FLORENCE Nurses Training College Nursing School Secretarial Work KELLEY, KESSLER, LACEY, LACEY, IDA SONIA EII.EEN NANCY Accountant Pace Business College Business U. S. Navy Secretary LANS, LA ROCCA, LAYNE, LEAVEY, JANET CARMELA ELVIRA PATRICIA Secretarial Work Business Secretarial Work Typist LEFTENANT, LEWIS, LEWIS, LILES, ELLA ANNIE CAROL MARY Nursing Business School Typist Artist Kings County Hospital MANNING, ALBERTA Kings County Nursing School 42 NIANNING, NIARESCA, MARCELLE, ENID ANNA GRACE Business Business Business School MARSHALL, MASON, MAYE, McINTOSI'l, SANDRA BARBARA MARY ELIZABETH Secretarial Work College Business Nurses Training McIN'I'OSH, McJUNKIN, McLAUGHLIN, McNEIL, ISABEL HENRI MAE GRETA HELEN Marriage Nurses Training Secretary-Bookkeeper Telephone Operator MILLS, MINCEY, ALVIRA RUTH Nursing School Business MINUTOLI, JENNIE Secretarial Work MITCHELL, EUGENIA Business School MITCHELL, MORTON, MOORE, MOULTRIE, FAY LUCILLE LILLIE SHIRLEY College Business College, Business College NANTON, NELSON, NESBITT, NORGROVE, .IANICE SYLVIA LILLIAN BARBARA Cgllege Business Brooklyn College Brooklyn College Med. Scientist Teaching NURSE, OLDS, OWENS, PACK, GAYNEL CONSTANCE ELAINE SYLVIA Nurses Training Nursing Business College St. Johns Hospital PALIN, PALMER, PANNULLO, PARKER, MYRNA BETTY PAULINE CONSTANCE Drake Business School Telephone Clerk Night College Brooklyn College 44 PAYNE, PEMBERTON, PLEYDLE, RIVERA, THELMA HENRIETTA GLORIA CARMEN Brooklyn College College, Doctor Business School Brooklyn College lnlerpreler ROBINSON, ROBERTSON, ROBILLARD, RUIZ, JANIE HAZELTINE INA YOLANDA Work Business School U. S. Navy Secreiariol Work SARPA, SAUNDERS, SCOTT, SCOTT, ELEANOR SYLVIA ALICE NATALI E Secretarial Work Brooklyn College Typist Business SHAND, SHELL, SMITH, SMITH, VICTORIA SHIRLEY A CAROL CATHLENE Typist Nurses Training Nursing College Kings County Hospital SMITH, SOBERS, SPENCER, STEWART, HELEN MALVINA ARMA AMY Beouly Culture Business School Nighl School, Work Business STEWART, STEWART, STURDIVANT, SYKES, EDNA IRA MARIE WILLA Business School Business Brooklyn College BUSineSS 46 TALBOT, TAYLOR, THOMAS, TOPPING, PEARL MAMIE ERNESTINE YVONNE Business Accountant, Typist Marriage College, Teaching TURNER, TYSON, VIGVEIA, WALKER, ELLA SHIRLEY MARGARET CLEO Designer, Art College Secretarial Work Business School Brooklyn College WALKER, WALKER, WARE, WASHINGTON, JOAN SYLVIA ELLA ELLA Oakwood College Nurses Training Business Inst. of Applied Arts Nursing and Sciences WEDDERBURN, WEST, WEZKIEWIEZ, WILLIAMS, MARION DOROTHY MARY ANNA Ithaca College, Typist Secretarial Work Business College Nursing WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMS, -IUANITA OLIVIA SARAH WILLIE MAE Telephone Operator Business College Nursing School Business School WYLIE, YOUNG, FLORENCE BEVERLY Business Women's Air Force 48 Every book was selected by leaders in the sfafe represented. ALABAMA-Ante-Bellum Mansions if Alabama by Ralph Hammond ALASKA-Hearth in the Snow by Laura Buchan and jerry Allen ARIZONA-LW Among the Apaches by John C. Cremony ARKANSAS-Arkansas, A Guide to the State, WPA, American Guide Series CALIFORNIA-Education in Calyornia by Roy Cloud COLORADO-Stampede to Timberland by Muriel Sibell Wolle CONNECTICUT-COHHCCIIVCHI, Past and Present by Odell Shepard DELAWARE-National Education in the United States ry'America by DuPont de Nemours DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Constantino Brumidi, Michelangelo if the United States Capitol by Myrtle Cheney Murdock FLORIDA-Florida's Golden Sands by Alfred jackson Hanna and Kathryn Abbey Hanna GEORGIA-Georgia, A Short History by E. Merton Coulter HAWAII - Hawaiils War Tears by Gwenfread Allen IDAHO-JOE Meek by Stanley Vestal ILLINOIS- The Story ty' Illinois by Theodore Calvin Pease INDIANA-Hoosier Caravarg A Treasuy dlndiana LM: and Lore edited by R. E. Banta IOWA-The Rivers cjHer Vallgrs by William J. Petersen KANSAS- The Autobiography cy' William Allen White KENTUCKY- The Thread That Runs So True by jesse Stuart LOUISIANA-All This Is Louisiana by Frances Parkinson Keyes MAINE-Collected Poems if Edwin Ar- lington Robinson , MARYLAND-Maryland Main and the Eastern' Shore by Hulbert Footner MASSACHUSETTS- The Peabody Sisters of Salem by Louise Hall Tharp MICHIGAN-Lake Superior by Grace Lee Nute MINNESOTA- The Doctors Mayo by Helen B. Clapesattle MISSISSIPPI-Lanterns on the Levee by William Alexander Percy MISSOURI-s76556 james Was .NU .Neigh- bor by Homer Croy MONTANA- The Majestic Land by Eric Thane NEBRASKA-A Cycle ofthe West by john G. Neihardt NEVADA-Mark Twain in Nevada by Effie Mona Mack NEW HAMPSHIRE-New Hampshire by Robert Frost NEW JERSEY-Cockpit Q' the Revolu- tion by Leonard Lundin NEW MEXICO-New Mexico Village Arts by Roland F. Dickey NEW YORK-A Centuy ty' Service to Public Education by D. Emma Wilber Hodge and Lamont Foster Hodge NORTH CAROLINA-North Carolina His- tory Told ly Conternporaries edited by Hugh Talmage Lefler ' NORTH DAKOTA - Red River Runs North! by Vera Kelsey OHIO-The Buckgre Country by Har- lan Hatcher OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma - Foot-Loose and Fang:-Free by Angie Debo OREGON - The Empire Builders by Robert Ormond Case PENNSYLVANIA-Thomas Henry Bur- rowes by Robert Landis Mohr PUERTO RICO-Puerto Rico, Caribbean Crossroads by Lewis C. Richardson lPhotography by Charles E. Rotkinl and The Geographic Regions rj Puerto Rico by Rafael Pico RHODE ISLAND- The Browns of Provi- dence Plantations by James B. Hedges SOUTH CAROLINA - A Carolina Rice Plantation ey' the Fwies by Alice R. Huger Smith and Herbert Ravenel Sass SOUTH DAKOTA-South Dakota, a Guide to the State, WPA, 2nd edition revised by M. 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What will he choose for Momma to buy for him this week? Finally they pull into a suitable parking space. Now X- f 1 WL fill K5 X xii-al X-1, Eerrlef V 50 LJ the doors are approached. Just watch! The door opens by itself: "Ohl Let's do that again," and Tommy glows as, slowly and silently, the glass servant obeys his small shadow across its photo-electric lbrainl cell. Up, up, the tall shelves inside beckon next. Tommy measures with his eye endless cylinders of canned, boxed, and bottled stuff. The frozen food locker, more restful in its cool and gleaming white, promises special treats. But here comes Momma with one of those silver wagons. A successful hitch-hiker, Tommy rides around the store as Momma fills the food bin. Then she invites him to make his selection at the toy shelf, high point of the expedition. There are so many toys! Shall it be a red fire-truck, a set of tin soldiers, a cowboy holster-? After hours of pondering, or so it seems to his mother, Tommy pays tribute to Hopalong Cassidy, Momma pays for the purchase at the check-out counter, and a weekly American scene ends. PAT BROWNE, 5 porfraifd gg D A R U E O OFFKHAL YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHERS O 44 WEST 56TH STREET NEW YORK 11 N.Y. PLAZA 7-0782 N. R. DRILLING COMPANY Manufacturing, Scholastic, Jewelers OFFICIAL JEWELERS T0 THE CLASS OF 1952 I 130 WEST 46th STREET NEW YORK CITY or Creafiue prinfing CALL ON ACADEMY PHOTO OFFSET, INC Printers of Blue 62 Gold 15 EAST 22ND STREET - NEW YORK 10, N. Y. OREGON 7-7600 COMPLIMENTS OF THE BBEVOORT SAVINGS BANK Bay Ridge-Ft. Hamilton Ufice 44-7 - 86th STREET, BROOKLYN 9, N. Y. Serving Savers of Brooklyn Since 1892 Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation BENTLEY 81 SIMON, Inc. Manufacturers of CHOIR GOWNS 0 PULPIT ROBES CAPS 0 GOWNS 0 HOODS for All Degrees Outfitters to over 3000 Schools, Colleges, and Churches AMERICAN BEAUTY FLORIST 526 NOSTRAND AVENUE fbet. 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